The Week Ahead—SJV Weather for Monday, January 23 – Sunday, January 29, 2017
High pressure and partly cloudy skies Monday will give way to increasing clouds Monday evening and overcast skies Tuesday morning as a low-pressure center moves up the East Coast into the Gulf of Maine. Snow is expected to start Tuesday morning and continue into Tuesday evening with 4-8 inches possible before warmer air aloft allows sleet to mix in with the snow Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning. Steady snow tapers to snow showers Wednesday morning with snow showers persisting into Thursday. Weak upper disturbances along with moisture aloft will keep mostly cloudy skies across the Valley through Sunday.
Daily Weather Summary
Monday, January 23
Partly cloudy skies become partly sunny in the afternoon with increasing clouds overnight. North/northeast winds 0-5 mph.
Tuesday, January 24
Cloudy with a near 100 percent chance for snow with 4-8 inches of accumulation possible. Sleet mixes in with snow in the evening through the overnight hours with a near 100 percent chance for precipitation. East winds 5-10 mph in the morning increase to 10-15 mph in the afternoon evening.
Wednesday, January 25
Cloudy with snow tapering to snow showers in the morning with a 70 percent chance for precipitation diminishing to a 40 percent chance in the evening. Northeast winds 0-5 mph shift to the west later at 0-5 mph.
Thursday, January 26
Cloudy with a 30 percent chance for snow showers. Becoming mostly cloudy and colder in the evening. West winds 0-7 mph.
Friday, January 27
Mostly cloudy and cold with a 20 percent chance for snow showers in the afternoon/evening. West winds 8-14 mph.
Saturday, January 28
Mostly cloudy skies become partly clear in the evening. West wind 8-14 mph.
Sunday, January 29
Partly clear and cold with west winds 0-7 mph.
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.