The Week Ahead: SJV Weather for Jan. 9-16
ST. JOHN VALLEY, Maine — Arctic air will dominate the Valley’s weather Monday with high temperatures barely above zero. Another frigid night follows Monday night with temperatures moderating into the teens Tuesday as high pressure moves east of the region. A warm front ahead of a low pressure system near James Bay in Canada lifts towards the region Tuesday night with overrunning snow continuing into Wednesday morning before transitioning to rain and rain showers Wednesday afternoon. Rain showers transition back to snow Wednesday night into Thursday as colder air moves back in. An Arctic front moves through Thursday night/early Friday with rain and snow showers followed by another bout of frigid air with highs in the teens and lows dipping to around 5 below over the weekend. Cold temps remain in place for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Daily Weather Summary
Monday, January 9: High: near 0. Low: -5 to -10. Mostly clear early then becoming partly cloudy later. South wind around 5 mph dropping to near calm overnight.
Tuesday, January 10: High: near 20. Low: upper 10s. Partly clear skies become mostly cloudy in the morning then overcast in the afternoon. A 40 percent chance for snow increasing to near 100 percent overnight. Southerly winds around 5 mph increasing to 10-15 mph in the afternoon/evening/overnight periods.
Wednesday, January 11: High: mid-to-upper 30s. Low: mid-to-upper 20s. Cloudy with a near 100 percent chance for snow with 3-5 inches possible. Snow transitions to rain and rain showers later morning into the afternoon and back to snow in the evening. Becoming mostly cloudy in the evening with a 20 percent chance for snow. South winds 10-15 mph become southwesterly 5-10 mph.
Thursday, January 12: High: mid-30s. Low: upper 20s. Mostly cloudy skies with snow becoming overcast in the evening with a chance for rain in the evening. Chance for precipitation 70 percent. Rain transitions to rain and snow showers overnight with a 60 percent chance for precipitation. Light southwest winds become southerly.
Friday, January 13: High: low 30s. Low: near 0. Mostly cloudy skies with a 40 percent chance for snow showers. Partial clearing overnight. Light southwest winds become westerly 8-14 mph.
Saturday, January 14: High: near 10. Low: near -5. Partly sunny in the morning then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Colder with northwest winds becoming westerly in the 8-14 mph range.
Sunday, January 15: High: low 10s. Low: near 0. Partly cloudy and cold with light west winds.
Monday, January 16 / Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: High: upper 10s. Low: near 10. Partly cloudy and cold with a slight chance for snow showers. Light variable winds.
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.