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SJV Weather for Monday, May 15 to Sunday, May 21, 2017

Low pressure in the Gulf of Maine will slowly move east into the Maritimes over the course of the day Monday with cloudy skies and a chance for showers persisting through the day. Clouds will gradually diminish overnight into Tuesday as high pressure builds across New England. Partly cloudy skies continue into the early hours Wednesday before clouds increase as a low pressure system tracking from the Great Lakes into central Canada lifts a warm front across the region Wednesday into Thursday. Temperatures will likely reach or exceed 80 degrees Thursday afternoon. An approaching cold front trailing from the Canadian low pressure will produce a chance for showers and perhaps some thunderstorms Thursday afternoon/evening. Showers linger into Friday before high pressure builds in with partly cloudy skies for Saturday through Sunday morning. Clouds increase later Sunday as a low pressure system tracks eastwards from the Great Lakes.

Daily Weather Summary

Monday, May 15: High: mid-50s. Low: low 40s.

Cloudy with a 50 percent chance for showers through evening then decreasing clouds overnight with a 30 percent chance for precipitation. Less than one-tenth inch total rainfall expected. Northeast winds 10-15 mph become northwesterly around 10 mph in the evening.

Tuesday, May 16: High: low-to-mid 60s. Low: low 40s.

Partly sunny in the morning then partly cloudy in the afternoon and evening/overnight periods.  A 20 percent chance for an afternoon shower. Northwest winds 10-15 mph diminish to 5-10 mph in the evening.

Wednesday, May 17: High: mid-to-upper 60s. Low: low 50s.

Partly sunny through the afternoon then becoming overcast in the evening. Chance for precipitation is 40 percent, mainly in the evening. South/southwest winds 8-14 mph.

Thursday, May 18: High: near 80. Low: low 50s.

Mostly cloudy skies with a 40 percent chance for showers and possibly an afternoon/evening thunderstorm. Partly clear overnight with a 40 percent chance for showers. West/southwest winds 0-7 mph.

Friday, May 19: High: low 60s. Low: near 40.

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for showers. Decreasing clouds overnight with a 10 percent chance for precipitation. Northwest winds 8-14 mph.

Saturday, May 20: High: upper 50s. Low: low 40s.

Partly cloudy and mild with a 10 percent chance for precipitation. Northwest winds 8-14 mph diminish to 0-7 mph overnight.

Sunday, May 21: High: low 60s. Low: low 40s.

Partly cloudy in the morning then partly sunny in the afternoon/evening. Chance for precipitation 20 percent in the afternoon/evening. Northwest winds 0-7 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.

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