Still warm, some sunshine expected in St. Lawrence Valley this week
Monday, November 7, 2011 - 4:59 pm

Relatively warm temperatures for the time of year are with us and will remain for the next couple of days, and we should see some more sunny days.

Temperatures today reached into the high 50s and low 60s across the region. Similar highs can be expected Tuesday, Election Day, and Wednesday, dropping to a high in the low 50s Thursday with a chance of rain, possibly heavy at times, and reaching only the 40s on Friday, Veterans Day, with a chance of rain and snow.

The chance of rain increases as the week goes on, but no higher than 50 percent. There is a chance of some snow and rain Friday.

For the weekend, we can expect cloudy skies, according to the National Weather Service, with daytime high temps in the upper 40s and low 50s and overnight lows below freezing Friday night, around freezing Saturday night, and well above freezing Sunday night.

It looks as though the higher-than-normal temperatures will be with us at the beginning of next week, too.

The 7-day forecast (with temps toward the mountains a little cooler):

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. Southwest wind between 3 and 10 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. South wind at 6 mph becoming west.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. East wind 8 to 16 mph becoming south.

Wednesday Night: A chance of showers, mainly in the evening. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. South wind around 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 51. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Thursday Night: A chance of rain before midnight, then a chance of rain and snow showers, then a chance of snow showers late. Cloudy, with a low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Veterans Day: A chance of rain and snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 42. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49.

Saturday Night: Cloudy, with a low around 33.

Sunday: Cloudy, with a high near 52.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.

Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52.