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SJV Weather for Monday, March 13-Sunday, March 19, 2017

High pressure will bring partly cloudy skies to the region Monday and Monday night. Meanwhile, an area of low pressure will develop off the southeast coast and move up the seaboard, intensifying off the Mid-Atlantic coast Tuesday. The low is expected to track from Cape Cod to the mouth of the Bay of Fundy then move up the Maine/New Brunswick border Wednesday and into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence by Thursday. Heavy snow and windy conditions are expected Wednesday with significant travel difficulties for much of the state. Snow showers linger Thursday with high pressure building in for Friday and Saturday with partly sunny to partly cloudy skies and warmer conditions than the last couple of weekends. Low pressure traveling east from the Great Lakes brings a chance for snow and snow showers Sunday.

Daily Weather Summary

Monday, March 13: High: upper teens to low 20s. Low: near 0.

Partly sunny in the morning then partly cloudy in the afternoon and evening. Partly cloudy overnight with increasing clouds early Tuesday.  West winds 5-10 mph in the afternoon and 0-5 mph overnight.

Tuesday, March 14: High: low 20s. Low: upper 10s.

Increasing clouds in the day and overcast in the evening with a 50 percent chance for precipitation. Overnight, cloudy with a near 100 percent chance for snow. Northeast winds 5-10 mph in the day increasing to 15-20 mph overnight gusting 30-35 mph. Areas of blowing snow possible overnight into Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, March 15: High: low 20s. Low: low 10s.

Cloudy with a 90 percent chance for snow tapering to snow showers in the evening. North wind around 10 mph. Overnight, cloudy with a 50 percent chance for snow showers. Northwest wind 8-14 mph. Snowfall totals around 8 to 13 inches possible.

Thursday, March 16: High: low 20s. Low: near 7.

Cloudy in the morning then mostly cloudy in the afternoon/evening with a 30 percent chance for snow showers. Becoming partly clear overnight with a 10 percent chance for precipitation. Northwest winds 8-14 mph diminishing to less than 8 mph overnight.

Friday, March 17: High: upper 20s. Low: near 10.

Partly sunny skies become partly cloudy late. Northwest winds 8-14 mph become westerly less than 8 mph overnight.

Saturday, March 18: High: mid-30s. Low: mid-10s.

Partly cloudy to mostly clear with light west winds becoming southwesterly. Increasing clouds overnight with light southeasterly winds.

Sunday, March 19: High: upper 30s. Low: upper 10s.

Partly sunny in the morning then mostly cloudy in the afternoon with a 30 percent chance for snow showers and afternoon rain showers. Mostly cloudy overnight with a chance for snow showers.

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.

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