The Week Ahead: St. John Valley weather for July 18 – 24, 2016

Thunderstorms Monday, cool weather midweek, chance of showers for the weekend

Monday, July 18 – Sunday, July 24, 2016

A strong cold front moving east will bring the threat of severe thunderstorms to the region Monday. Skies clear overnight into Tuesday with unseasonably cooler air moving in through Wednesday. Temperatures warm back up Thursday with increasing clouds later in the day as a cold front approaches with showers and thundershowers for Friday. Partly sunny conditions are expected Saturday and Sunday with a chance for showers and thundershowers each day as another cold front approaches.weather_c333101_m.jpg

Daily Weather Summary

Monday, July 18

High: upper 70s
Low: low-to-middle 50s

Mostly cloudy skies become overcast with a 70 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening. Storms could be strong or severe with frequent lightning, damaging winds, heavy downpours, and large hail. Between one-tenth and one-quarter inch precipitation possible with higher amounts in storms. Overnight, clearing skies with a 50 percent chance for showers. South wind 10-15 mph becomes northwesterly later at 10-15 mph.

Tuesday, July 19

High: mid-60s
Low: upper 40s

Partly cloudy and cooler with northwest wind 10-15 mph becoming west at 5-10 mph later.

Wednesday, July 20

High: low-to-mid-70s
Low: upper 50s

Partly cloudy and mild with west wind 5-10 mph.
Thursday, July 21

High: low 80s
Low:  low 60s

Partly cloudy to mostly clear with increasing clouds late with a 30 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms increasing to 40 percent overnight. Light west wind.

Friday, July 22

High: low 80s
Low: low 60s

Mostly cloudy early becoming partly clear later. A 40 percent chance for showers and afternoon/evening thunderstorms increasing to 50 percent overnight. Light west to southwest wind.

Saturday, July 23

High: upper 70s
Low: low 60s

Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance for afternoon/evening showers/thunderstorms. Overnight, 40 percent chance for precipitation. Light southwest to west wind.

Sunday, July 24

High: upper 70s
Low: mid-50s

Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance for showers and afternoon/evening thunderstorms. Light southwest to west wind.

Note: Computer model precision diminishes the further into the week the forecast projects. Check the Fiddlehead Focus Facebook page for weather updates with more current information. 

The Week Ahead is the work of UMFK Professor Joseph E. Becker based on personal weather station data, various computer forecast models, and information that the National Weather Service, NOAA, and other weather resources provide.

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