High temperatures and clear skies to possibly give way to thunderstorms on Sunday night, Monday
Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 11:18 am

The National Weather Service predicts those enjoying the tail end of Independence Day weekend in St. Lawrence County should enjoy fair weather through Monday.

Temperatures are forecast to peak at 80 today in Canton and Massena and dip to 57 degrees at night in Gouverneur and Potsdam. Mountainous areas including Star Lake may see their thermometers read several degrees cooler, the NWS predicts.

Tomorrow should be breezy, the NWS forecasts, with high temperatures forecast once again in Canton and Massena at 82 degrees and a few degrees lower in the mountains.

Meteorologists predict rain to hit around 1 a.m. Monday in Canton, Ogdensburg and Gouverneur.

The NWS predicts a 60 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms for all areas on St. Lawrence County on Monday starting around 2 p.m.

The detailed forecast for Potsdam:

* This afternoon - Sunny, with a high near 79. West wind 11 to 14 mph.

* Tonight - Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. Southwest wind 9 to 11 mph.

* Sunday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Southwest wind 10 to 18 mph.

* Sunday night - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southwest wind 11 to 15 mph.

* Monday - Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Southwest wind 13 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

* Monday night - Showers and thunderstorms likely before 3am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southwest wind 8 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

* Tuesday - A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

* Tuesday night - A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Southwest wind 3 to 8 mph.

* Wednesday - A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. West wind around 6 mph.

* Wednesday night - A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. Southwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

* Thursday - A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Southwest wind around 6 mph.

* Thursday night - A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. Light west wind.

* Friday - Sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.