Slight chance of showers forecast throughout St. Lawrence County, warm and dry predicted for Friday
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 5:37 pm

A slight chance of showers lingers late this afternoon in St. Lawrence County and clouds will build in tonight.

But a gradual warming and drying trend develops on Friday as high pressure builds into the region, according to the National Weather Service, and fair weather should continue right through the weekend.

High temperatures for the next few days are not expected to reach 80 degrees, says the NWS, while mostly clear skies prevail through the weekend.

Daily high temperatures will begin rising into the 80s on Monday, and then will be above normal toward mid-week, although so far they are not expected to top 90 degrees.

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

• Late Afternoon: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Southwest wind around 10 mph.

• Tonight: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming clear, with a low around 48. Southwest wind around 7 mph.

• Friday: Sunny, with a high near 78. West wind around 8 mph.

• Friday Night: Increasing clouds, with a low around 51. Light and variable wind becoming south around 5 mph.

• Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

• Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 56. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph after midnight.

• Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.

• Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Light south wind.

• Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind around 6 mph.

• Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

• Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Southwest wind 6 to 9 mph.

• Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Southwest wind around 6 mph.

• Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. West wind 7 to 9 mph.

• Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

• Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.