Warm today; but cold front to bring winds, clouds and rain tonight, tomorrow in St. Lawrence Valley
Monday, November 12, 2012 - 9:12 am

It will be warm today, with the high temperature near 70 degrees, which would be a record, according to the National Weather Service.

High pressure will remain over the North Country today, but clouds and rain are not far behind.

A cold front will cross the St. Lawrence Valley this evening and overnight, and gusty winds – perhaps as high as 40 mph -- and heavy rain are expected along the front.

High pressure then builds back over the region bringing clear skies and lower temperatures for the remainder of the week.

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

Today: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. Breezy, with a south wind 20 to 22 mph.

Tonight: Showers, mainly before 3am. Low around 37. Windy, with a southwest wind 21 to 26 mph decreasing to 14 to 19 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tuesday: A slight chance of showers before 8am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 43. West wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 21. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 42. Calm wind becoming northeast around 6 mph in the morning.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 25.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 43.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 45.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 42.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 27.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 47.