Windy, warm, some sun in St. Lawrence Valley today; cold next week
Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 10:20 am

Wind and warm temperatures will be the major weather features today in the St. Lawrence Valley.

After a couple of gray days, the National Weather Service says we will see a couple of days with mostly sunny skies this weekend before clouds and wintery temperatures return.

Gusts as high as 45 mph from the southwest are expected, strong enough, the NWS warns, to cause some power outages.

They also warn of slippery spots on roads and walkways today. Temperatures will reach as high as the low to mid 40s today, but sub-surface temperatures might remain at or below freezing. Things should improve through the course of the day. the NWS says.

Winds will moderate to 10 to 18 mph tonight as temperatures dip into the low 20s under partly cloudy skies.

Sunday, we can expect a fair bit of sunshine with highs near 30 and moderate southwest winds.

Sunday night it will cloud up with temperatures around 10 degrees, and moderate winds will bring wind chill values to about zero.

On Monday, scattered snow showers are expected, with highs reaching the upper teens.

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

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 42. Breezy, with a southwest wind 22 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 22. Southwest wind 10 to 18 mph.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 30. Southwest wind 8 to 15 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Wind chill values as low as zero. West wind 11 to 14 mph.

Monday: Scattered snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 19. West wind 13 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 4. West wind 9 to 11 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18. West wind 8 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 2. South wind 3 to 6 mph.

Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 19. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -2. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 12. West wind 7 to 11 mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -6. West wind around 9 mph.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 12. West wind 8 to 10 mph.