Good chance of rain continues, hazardous weather outlook remains for St. Lawrence Valley
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 2:46 pm

With high river and stream levels, saturated soils and more rain in the forecast, a hazardous weather outlook from the National Weather Service remains posted for the North Country.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms could occur this afternoon and evening with locally heavy rainfall possible, and that remains the story through Friday, mainly during afternoon and evening hours, according to the NWS.

Plenty of cloud cover will persist overnight trapping moisture in the low levels, making conditions right for some patchy fog tonight and tomorrow morning.

You can always get the latest weather details for the North Country and around the country from the NorthCountryNow.com weather page.

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

• This Afternoon: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Cloudy, with a high near 75. Northeast wind around 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

• Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

• Wednesday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

• Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight.

• Independence Day: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. Southwest wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

• Thursday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

• Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Light southwest wind increasing to 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.

• Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

• Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

• Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.

• Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Southwest wind 5 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

• Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph.

• Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. West wind 5 to 8 mph.