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St. John Valley weather for Feb. 7-13

High pressure will move across the region Wednesday morning then east into the Maritimes Wednesday afternoon. Clouds rapidly increase by Wednesday afternoon ahead of a fast-moving low pressure moving up the New England coast which is expected to bring snow to the Valley through the afternoon into the early evening before tapering to snow showers overnight. High pressure brings partly cloudy skies and cold temperatures Thursday and Friday with partly cloudy and warmer conditions Saturday as it moves east. A frontal system brings increased clouds and a chance for snow Sunday into Monday morning. High pressure builds in with partly cloudy skies for Monday and Tuesday.

Daily Weather Summary

Wednesday, February 7: High: 14. Low: 7. Day: Increasing clouds with a 90 percent chance for snow in the afternoon. South/southeast winds around 5 mph.  Night: A 100 percent chance for snow tapering to snow showers after midnight with totals around 4 to 6 inches expected from Madawaska west through the Allagash and 6 to 8 inches for Van Buren/Presque Isle/Caribou. East/northeast winds 5 to 10 mph gusting to 20 mph. Areas of blowing snow possible.

Thursday, February 8: High: 16. Low: -5. Day: Partly cloudy with breezy northwest winds 5 to 10 mph gusting to 25 mph. Wind chill values around 5 below. Night: Partly cloudy and cold with west/southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Friday, February 9: High: 9. Low: -5. Day: Partly cloudy and cold with a 20 percent chance for snow. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Night: Partly cloudy and cold with southwest winds 0 to 5 mph.

Saturday, February 10: High: 19. Low: 5. Day: Partly cloudy with southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Night: Increasing clouds with a 50 percent chance for snow. South/southwest winds 0 to 5 mph.

Sunday, February 11: High: 25. Low: 7. Day: Cloudy with a 50 percent chance for snow. South/southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.  Night: Partly to mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for snow. West/southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Monday, February 12: High: 22. Low: 8. Day: Partly cloudy with west winds 10 to 15 mph. Night: Partly cloudy to mostly clear with west winds 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday, February 13: High: 25. Low: 15. Day: Partly cloudy with southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.  Night: Skies become mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for snow showers. Southwest winds 5 to 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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