Another great day is on tap for the North Country.
High pressure moving slowly over the East will provide the North Country with clear and dry conditions and a gradual warm-up in temperatures through the end of the week. The next chance for precipitation, according to the National Weather Service, will come Friday afternoon and night as a low pressure system approaches from the Great Lakes region making for a slight chance of showers Friday and Saturday.
Temperatures will quickly rise into the mid 60s by mid-morning today and further into the upper 70s and lower 80s this afternoon. Winds will be picking up through the day increasing to 10-15 mph by the afternoon with some gusts in the St. Lawrence Valley of 20-25 mph possible.
The weekend outlook: mostly sunny, highs around 70.
The NWS forecast for the St. Lawrence Valley and northwestern Adirondacks:
Today: Sunny, with a high near 83. Southwest wind 8 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 52. Calm wind becoming southeast around 6 mph after midnight.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 83. Southwest wind 8 to 15 mph.
Thursday Night: Clear, with a low around 54. South wind 3 to 6 mph.
Friday: A slight chance of showers after 2pm. Sunny, with a high near 79. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday Night: A chance of showers, mainly after 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Saturday: A slight chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.
Tuesday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. Chance of precipitation is 30%.