SJV Weather for Monday, March 6 to Sunday, March 12, 2017
High pressure will cross the Valley Monday with mostly clear skies. A warm front will move towards the region later in the day ahead of a low pressure system in Canada bringing partly cloudy skies Monday evening.
Light snow Tuesday morning will change to a rain/sleet mix Tuesday afternoon before changing to all rain after midnight Tuesday as temperatures warm above freezing. Rain continues through Wednesday ahead of a cold front associated with the system before tapering off Wednesday evening.
Snow showers are possible Thursday as a weak cold front moves through followed by much colder Arctic air once again. Arctic high pressure builds in for the second weekend of March with frigid temperatures across the Valley and breezy northwest winds.
Daily Weather Summary
Monday, March 6: High: low 20s. Low: near 5 above.
Mostly clear through the afternoon then partly cloudy in the evening. Increasing clouds overnight with a 20 percent chance for snow by early Tuesday. Little accumulation expected. Northwest winds 0-5 mph become southeasterly 0-5 mph after midnight.
Tuesday, March 7: High: low 30s. Low: low 30s
Cloudy with light snow in the morning changing to a rain/sleet mix in the afternoon then to all rain mainly after midnight. Chance for precipitation is 40 percent increasing to 80 percent overnight with one-quarter inch possible by Wednesday morning. Nearly steady temperature all day and night. South winds around 10 mph through the evening then 5-10 mph after midnight.
Wednesday, March 8: High: low 40s. Low: mid-20s.
Mostly cloudy to partly sunny with a 50 percent chance for rain through the afternoon. Becoming partly cloudy in the evening with a 30 percent chance for precipitation.
Thursday, March 9: High: low 30s. Low: near 6 above.
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for snow then partial clearing in the evening with a 10 percent chance for precipitation. Southwest winds 8-14 mph become northwesterly 8-14 mph.
Friday, March 10: High: upper 10s. Low: near 0.
Partly cloudy and cold with a 20 percent chance for snow in the afternoon and evening. Northwest winds 8-14 mph.
Saturday, March 11: High: near 9. Low: near 0.
Partly sunny and cold with northwest winds 8-14 mph.
Sunday, March 12: High: mid-10s. Low: near 5.
Partly cloudy and cold with northwest winds 8-14 mph.
Note: Computer model precision diminishes the further into the week the forecast projects. Check the Fiddlehead Focus 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.