Cool, sunny day starts North Country work week
Monday, October 8, 2012 - 6:48 am

High pressure is moving into the North Country today, bringing clear skies and temperatures a few degrees below normal, according to the National Weather Service. Highs today will be in the upper 40 to low 50s, and lows tonight will be in the 30s, and some 20s in the mountains.

That will be followed by a couple of lows traversing the region Wednesday night into Friday and the chance for rain before high pressure approaches for the upcoming weekend.

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

Columbus Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning.

Tonight: Patchy frost after 2am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 35. Southeast wind 3 to 5 mph.

Tuesday: Patchy frost before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 61. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. Southeast wind around 7 mph.

Wednesday: Showers likely, mainly between 2pm and 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. Southeast wind 6 to 14 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night: A chance of showers before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday: A chance of showers after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 55. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday Night: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 36. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 48.

Friday Night: Clear, with a low around 31.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.

Saturday Night: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 36. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Sunday: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 58. Chance of precipitation is 40%.