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St. John Valley weather for Jan. 3-9, 2018

High pressure will move east Wednesday with southerly flow producing warmer temperatures by Thursday. A pair of low-pressure systems bring a chance for 7-9 inches of snow to the Valley Thursday with colder temperatures moving back in for the weekend. Temperatures rebound into the teens early next week with a system bringing a chance for snow later Monday and Tuesday.

Daily Weather Summary

Wednesday, January 3: High: 6. Low: -8. Day: Partly cloudy and cold. Southeast winds 0-5 mph. Night: Partly cloudy during the evening followed by cloudy skies overnight. Southeast winds 0-5 mph.

Thursday, January 4: High:18. Low: 11. Day: Cloudy with a 70 percent chance for snow. Northeast winds around 10 mph.  Night: Cloudy with an 80 percent chance for snow. North winds 10-20 mph. Snowfall totals 7-9 inches expected.

Friday, January 5: High: 14. Low: -7. Day: Snow showers will become more widely scattered in the afternoon. Northwest winds 15-25 mph and gusty. Night: Mostly cloudy with snow flurries and snow showers, especially overnight hours. Northwest winds 10-20 mph.

Saturday, January 6: High: -1. Low: -14. Day: Cloudy with snow showers mainly during the morning. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 40 percent. Night: Some clouds early will give way to generally clear conditions overnight. Northwest winds 10-20 mph.

Sunday, January 7: High: 2 Low: -5. Day: Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours with increasing clouds in the afternoon/evening. Night: Partly cloudy with southwest winds 5-10 mph.

Monday, January 8: High: 16. Low: 6. Day: Snow showers in the morning with mostly cloudy skies in the afternoon. Southwest winds 5-10 mph. Night: Overcast with snow showers becoming a steadier snow by early Tuesday Southeast winds 5-10 mph.

Tuesday, January 9: High:18. Low: 4. Day: Cloudy with snow through the afternoon tapering to snow showers in the evening. South winds shift to the southwest around 10 mph. Night: Cloudy with snow showers ending around midnight, then cloudy after midnight. West winds around 10 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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