Pleasant weather expected in North Country through Saturday
Friday, July 26, 2013 - 5:37 pm

A pleasant night tonight and a lovely day tomorrow are in our forecast from the National Weather Service, before clouds and rain move in Saturday night and Sunday.

Weak high pressure will build into the North Country tonight and Saturday, with dry conditions and near normal temperatures expected.

The next system will impact our region with several periods of showers from Saturday night through early Monday.

The most likely time for widespread rainfall will be Sunday afternoon into early Monday morning.

Right now, the prediction for Monday is for mostly sunny skies.

You can keep track of the rain from the NorthCountryNow.com weather page.

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

• Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 52. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.

• Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Southeast wind 3 to 6 mph.

• Saturday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly after 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. South wind 3 to 7 mph. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

• Sunday: Occasional showers. High near 79. Southwest wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

• Sunday Night: Occasional showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 10pm, then a chance of showers between 10pm and 1am. Low around 58. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

• Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.

• Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southwest wind around 6 mph.

• Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. West wind 5 to 9 mph.

• Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.

• Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

• Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

• Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

• Thursday Night: A chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Light south wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

• Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. North wind around 5 mph.