Rainy weekend in store for North Country before clearing Monday
Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 11:12 am

A wet early fall weekend is in store for the North Country.

The chance of precipitation in the North Country stands at 60 percent today, 100 percent tonight, and 60 percent tomorrow in the St. Lawrence Valley, according to the National Weather Service.

Some of the rain could be fairly heavy, and thunderstorms are possible, too.

Highs today will be near 70, before cooling to tonight to the low 50s. High tomorrow won't rise much, reaching the mid to upper 50s.

Skies will begin to clear Sunday night, and are exoected to remain fairly clear well into next week.

You can keep track of weather developments anytime by way of the NorthcountryNow.com weather page.

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

• This Afternoon: A chance of rain and thunderstorms, then rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 70. South wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

• Tonight: Rain and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 53. Southwest wind 5 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

• Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 9am, then a chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 57. West wind 11 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

• Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 38. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

• Monday: Sunny, with a high near 56. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph.

• Monday Night: Clear, with a low around 35. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight.

• Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 61. Northeast wind 3 to 6 mph.

• Tuesday Night: Clear, with a low around 38. Light and variable wind.

• Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 67. Light and variable wind becoming northeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.

• Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45. Light northwest wind.

• Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming northeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.

• Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 47. Light and variable wind.

• Friday: Sunny, with a high near 75. East wind 3 to 6 mph.