March 28, 2021 at 05:56 EDTPA homepage
EYEWITNESS WEATHER (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — Grab an umbrella before you head out today! A strengthening low pressure system is bringing rain, wind and cooler air to the northeast.
Periods of rain continue through the afternoon becoming heavy at times. A few rumbles of thunder are possible with some of the heavier pockets of rain.
Late in the day, the wind will start to pick up as a cold front passes through. Southeasterly wind gusts will near 25 mph at times. Highs will stay mild today in the low 60s.
March 26, 2021 at 18:30 EDTPA homepage
EYEWITNESS NEWS (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — From downed trees to downed power lines, strong wind gusts wreaked havoc on northeastern and central Pennsylvania.
"It takes a little while to get crews out there, we have to call the utility companies to come in and also our crews to get out there to remove the debris off the roadways," said Jessica Kalinowski, PennDOT Spokesperson.
Strong winds impacted roads much of Friday. First, here is a light pole that was blown down before noon in Wilkes-Barre. It blocked all three lanes of Pennsylvania Avenue. The electricity had to be cut off.
March 14, 2021 at 10:02 EDTPA homepage
EYEWITNESS WEATHER (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — With low dewpoints and strong northwesterly winds this afternoon, brush fires are a concern across portions of the Susquehanna Valley.
Winds are coming from the northwest at 10-25 mph but they can gust up to 35 mph at times.
A Red Flag Warning has been issued for portions of the Susquehanna Valley until 10 p.m. tonight. This includes Columbia, Lehigh, Northumberland, Montour, Snyder and Union Counties.
Outdoor burning should be avoided as fires can start and spread.
March 13, 2021 at 10:11 ESTPA homepage
EYEWITNESS WEATHER (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — Do we lose or gain an hour overnight? While we "lose" an hour of sleep, we "spring forward" an hour as Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 14 at 2 a.m.
This means your phone's clock will automatically change to 3 a.m., but you will have to turn other clocks, like your microwave, forward an hour.
It's also a good idea to check your smoke detector and change the batteries to avoid problems down the road.
Sunday's sunrise will now be an hour later, at 7:16 a.m., and the sun will set at 7:09 p.m.
February 17, 2021 at 18:51 ESTPA homepage
EYEWITNESS WEATHER (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — The Eyewitness Weather team is tracking another winter storm heading into our area overnight.
Light snow will develop Thursday morning well before sunrise. Periods of light snow will continue through most of the day.
Anyone commuting or traveling should take it slow.
At times, there is the potential for a brief burst of moderate snow south of I-80 including the southern Poconos into Schuylkill County and west through Columbia, Northumberland, Union and Snyder Counties.
February 17, 2021 at 13:02 ESTPA homepage
DUNMORE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — As more snow is heading our way, crews are preparing once again.
"It has been busy... Been busy! They are out, the crews are out there everyday though. Getting tired," said Rick Drosinski with the Dunmore Department Of Public Works.
"It goes with the territory. When you get the job, that's the job you got to do," said Department of Public Works (DPW) employee Rick Gammaitoni.
February 16, 2021 at 17:04 ESTPA homepage
EYEWITNESS WEATHER (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — While we are now in the clear from a storm that brought us icy conditions for Monday night and Tuesday, Eyewitness Weather has their eyes on another system that is expected to bring more winter conditions to the Northeast on Thursday.
You can expect light snow to develop in the morning and continue through the afternoon. At times, it will be on the heavier side. Warmer air will try to work into this storm, too, and change the snow to some sleet Thursday evening.
February 15, 2021 at 18:51 ESTPA homepage
MANSFIELD, TIOGA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Drivers in central Pennsylvania are taking added precautions as the winter storm continues to wreak havoc on the roads.
Since about 9:30 Monday night, the freezing rain we’ve seen off and on throughout the night in central Pennsylvania has really picked up. With roads already slick and more precipitation on the way, motorists and emergency officials alike are urging caution.
February 15, 2021 at 13:08 ESTPA homepage
LUZERNE COUNTY, EYEWITNESS NEWS (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is preparing for what could be a busy week.
A significant winter storm will impact us tonight. Eyewitness News reporter Julie Dunphy shares what PennDOT is doing ahead of the storm.
"This is one of the more snowy years that we're having this year. Last year there wasn't too much so a little more busier this year," highway foreman Frank Kutz said.
PennDOT and Pennsylvania Turnpike crews were busy Monday ahead of another winter storm.
February 14, 2021 at 18:26 ESTPA homepage
EYEWITNESS NEWS (WBRE/WYOU) — Two winter storms will move across Pennsylvania this week. The first storm will come at us in two rounds.
The first round will happen on Monday. Light snow and snow showers will develop mid-to-late morning and early afternoon. As it gets closer to sunset, the light snow will mix with and change to light sleet. The key word here is light.