Beautiful day on tap in North Country today, showers, maybe thunderstorms Sunday
Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 10:08 am

After a mostly sunny day yesterday, clear skies today will allow the North Country to be bathed in sunshine, something that has been in short supply lately.

High pressure over the St. Lawrence Valley will keep cloud accumulations away as temperatures rise to a seasonal 75 today.

But low pressure will move in from the Great Lakes tonight into Sunday, bringing clouds, showers, and possibly thunderstorms tomorrow, according to the National Weather Service.

High pressure is predicted to return to the region by the middle of next week.

You can track the storms through the features on the NorthCountryNow.com weather page.

The NWS forecast for the St. Lawrence Valley and the northwestern Adirondacks:

• Today: Sunny, with a high near 75. West wind 8 to 15 mph.

• Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. South wind 7 to 13 mph.

• Sunday: A chance of showers before 11am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11am and noon, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 69. South wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

• Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southwest wind around 8 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

• Monday: A chance of showers between 7am and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. West wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

• Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

• Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. North wind around 6 mph.

• Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. Light and variable wind.

• Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Northeast wind around 7 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

• Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Light south wind.

• Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. West wind 5 to 8 mph.

• Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Light south wind.

• Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. West wind 5 to 9 mph.