After a week buried in ice, warm weekend predicted for St. Lawrence County
Friday, December 27, 2013 - 5:55 pm

After being buried in a blanket of ice amid temperatures generally well below freezing, St. Lawrence County residents should experience a couple of relatively warm days this weekend.

The National Weather Service is forecasting high temperatures to reach 37 degrees both Saturday and Sunday.

That might help melt some of the ice off utility lines and overhanging tree branches, reducing the chances of power outages like ones we have experienced since Ice Storm 2013 struck a week ago tonight.

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The seven-day National Weather Service forecast follows:

• Tonight A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Increasing clouds, with a low around 21. Southwest wind 6 to 13 mph. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

• Saturday A 40 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 37. Southwest wind 11 to 14 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

• Saturday Night A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly after 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 27. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

• Sunday A chance of rain and snow before 4pm, then a chance of rain between 4pm and 5pm, then a chance of rain and snow after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 37. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

• Sunday Night Snow likely, mainly between 8pm and 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 14. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 9 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

• Monday A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 16. West wind 11 to 13 mph.

• Monday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around -8. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.

• Tuesday A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 8. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

• Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around -11. West wind 3 to 7 mph.

• New Year's Day Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 1. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

• Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around -13. Light and variable wind.

• Thursday A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 6. Calm wind.

• Thursday Night A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -5. Calm wind.

• Friday A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 10. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the morning.