The Week Ahead
SJV Weather for Tuesday, May 30 to Sunday, June 4, 2017
Clouds will dominate the skies this week thanks to a slow moving upper-level low drifting eastwards from central Canada. An occluded front trailing from a surface low in central Canada near James Bay will slowly move east towards New England and dissipate as it nears the western Maine border late Wednesday. Meanwhile, a cold front associated with the same low pressure area will develop and slide eastwards behind the occluded front and cross the region Thursday. Enough instability may exist for a few isolated thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon/evening ahead of the approaching front. The weekend looks showery as the upper-low continues to keep unsettled conditions over the Valley.
Daily Weather Summary
Tuesday, May 30: High: mid-60s. Low: upper 40s.
Mostly cloudy to overcast skies with a 30 percent chance for showers increasing to an 80 percent chance overnight. Little precipitation expected during the day with between one-tenth and one-quarter inch possible overnight. South winds around 10 mph drop to 5-10 mph overnight.
Wednesday, May 31: High: low 60s. Low: low 50s.
Mostly cloudy with a 60 percent chance for showers and possibly an isolated thunderstorm in the afternoon/evening. Between one-tenth and one-quarter inch precipitation possible. Overnight, mostly cloudy with patchy fog and a 50 percent chance for showers with less than one-tenth inch expected. South winds 5-10 mph.
Thursday, June 1: High: mid-60s. Low: mid-40s.
Mostly cloudy early, then becoming partly sunny with a 50 percent chance for showers. Around one-tenth an inch or so possible. Overnight, partly clear with a 30 percent chance for showers with less than one-tenth inch anticipated. Southwest winds early become westerly 0-7 mph.
Friday, June 2: High: mid-60s. Low: mid-40s.
Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance for showers with less than one-tenth inch expected. Becoming mostly cloudy overnight with a 40 percent chance for showers with less than one-tenth inch anticipated. Southwest winds 0-7 mph.
Saturday, June 3: High: low 60s. Low: mid-40s.
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance for showers with less than one-tenth inch expected. Overnight, mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for showers. Northwest wind 0-7 mph.
Sunday, June 4: High: low 60s. Low: mid-40s.
Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance for showers. Partly clear overnight with a 20 percent chance for showers. North wind 0-7 mph becomes northeasterly 0-7 mph in the evening.
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.