Temperatures will be rising, but the National Weather Service is predicting that at the peak of the heat wave tomorrow, the thermometer will not reach 90 degrees.
Thirsty farms and gardens might get some relief on Saturday.
High pressure will be building into the North Country today and will remain the dominant weather feature through Friday. This should supply the region with lots of sunshine and summer-like temperatures.
A weak cold front will bring a chance of showers and thunderstorms on Saturday, but dry conditions return for Sunday right through next week as high pressure returns.
Highs today are expected in the low 80s, tomorrow about 88 degrees, and, on Saturday, about 86 degrees with a 40 percent chance of rain or thunderstorms.
Into next week, highs are not expected to top 80 degrees.
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The forecast from the National Weather Service for the St. Lawrence Valley and northwestern Adirondacks:
Today, Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Northwest wind 6 to 9 mph.
Tonight, Mostly clear, with a low around 59. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph.
Friday, Sunny, with a high near 88. Southwest wind 5 to 13 mph.
Friday Night, Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Saturday, A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. West wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday Night, Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Sunday, Sunny, with a high near 75.
Sunday Night, Mostly clear, with a low around 51.
Monday, Sunny, with a high near 77.
Monday Night, Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.
Tuesday, Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.
Tuesday Night, Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.
Wednesday, Sunny, with a high near 81.