Forecasters expect break in snow, sleet, rain in North Country ... but not until Saturday
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 9:15 am

The unseasonal weather in St. Lawrence County, with snow, sleet, rain and freezing rain, has caused cancellations and delays in school openings and difficulties for people trying to get to work today. While that’s not unusual in the North Country, it is for mid-April.

The National Weather Service says it’s hard to find a dry day in the forecast for the North Country until perhaps Saturday. Multiple low pressure systems will bring intermittent rain and snow through the rest of the week. Temperatures are expected to be mainly above freezing, NWS meteorologists say.

Some fairly high winds, with gusts over 20 mph, are predicted for Tuesday.

At this point, by Friday night they expect to see high pressure pushing in and we could see a 24- to 36-hour time period with little chance for precipitation.

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

• Today: Rain likely, mainly before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 49. East wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

• Tonight: Rain showers before 5am, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Low around 34. East wind 6 to 9 mph becoming south after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

• Tuesday: Rain and snow showers likely, becoming all rain after 10am. Cloudy, with a high near 40. Southwest wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

• Tuesday Night: A chance of rain showers before 10pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 10pm and 1am, then snow showers likely after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 32. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

• Wednesday: Snow showers likely before 9am, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 9am and 10am, then a chance of rain showers after 10am. Cloudy, with a high near 45. West wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

• Wednesday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight.

• Thursday: A chance of snow showers before 8am, then rain and snow showers likely between 8am and 10am, then rain showers likely after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. Northeast wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

• Thursday Night: A chance of rain showers before midnight, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 34. North wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

• Friday: A chance of snow showers before 8am, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 8am and 10am, then a chance of rain showers after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. North wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

• Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Northwest wind around 6 mph.

• Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.

• Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 31. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

• Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.