Apex Weather

Weather for Oct. 25-31, 2017

Strong low pressure near the Great Lakes will lift northeast into Canada slowly pulling a cold front towards and across the Valley Wednesday and Thursday with warm southerly flow ahead of the front drawing plenty of moisture into the region. Rainfall totals between one-and-three-quarters and two inches are possible with some locally heavy rainfall producing higher amounts. Rain winds down behind the front early Friday as high pressure building in with skies becoming partly cloudy as the day progresses.

Seasonable weather with partly cloudy skies is on tap for Saturday and Sunday. Clouds increase later Sunday with rain expected across the region Monday ahead of another cold front. Clearing skies and colder weather arrive Tuesday, just in time for Halloween.

Daily Weather Summary

Wednesday, October 25: High: mid-60s. Low: mid-50s. Day: Cloudy with a 100 percent chance for rain. Around one-half inch or so possible. Gusty south winds 10-20 mph gusting 25-35 mph. Night: Cloudy with a near 100 percent chance for rain. Rainfall totals between one-half and three-quarters inch. South/southeast winds 5-10 mph.

Thursday, October 26: High: upper 50s. Low: low 40s. Day: Cloudy with a 90 percent chance for rain with around one-half inch possible. South/southeast winds 5-10 mph. Night: Mostly cloudy with an 80 percent chance for rain. One-quarter to one-half inch rainfall possible. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.

Friday, October 27: High: mid-50s. Low: mid-30s. Day: Rain tapers to showers early, then becoming partly cloudy. Chance for precipitation 30 percent. West winds 5-10 mph. Night: Partly cloudy/mostly clear with southwest winds 0-5 mph.

Saturday, October 28: High: mid-50s. Low: near 40. Day: Partly cloudy to mostly sunny and seasonable. South/southeast winds 5-10 mph. Night: Partly cloudy with southeast winds 0-5 mph.

Sunday, October 29: High: mid-50s. Low: low-to-mid-40s. Day: Partly cloudy in the morning then increasing clouds in the afternoon/evening. Chance for precipitation is 20 percent. Southeast winds 5-10 mph. Night: Mostly cloudy to overcast with a 50 percent chance for showers. Southeast winds 5-10 mph.

Monday, October 30: High: mid-50s. Low: upper 30s. Day: Cloudy with a 60 percent chance for rain. Rainfall totals between one-quarter and one-half inch possible. Southeast winds 10-15 mph. Night: Cloudy with showers through midnight, then mostly cloudy with gradual clearing after midnight. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.

Tuesday, October 31: High: upper 40s. Low: near 30. Day: Partly cloudy and cool. Southwest winds 5-10 mph. Night: Mostly clear and cold with southwest winds around 5 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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