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St. John Valley weather for April 4-10

An intense low-pressure system will move across the region Wednesday bringing an early spring snow to the Valley with 8 to 12 inches of accumulation possible across the region, particularly through the morning hours. Snow changes to sleet and freezing rain Wednesday afternoon before tapering to snow showers in the evening.

Following a cold front later in the day Wednesday, high pressure over the Ohio Valley will build into the area on Thursday with partly sunny skies. West winds may gust over 40 mph at times Thursday, pushing wind chill values into the single digits above zero.

Partly cloudy skies Friday morning give way to increasing clouds as low pressure slides east from the Great Lakes with another chance for snow Friday afternoon and evening. High pressure moves in from the west over the weekend; however, upper disturbances keep a chance for snow showers in the forecast through Sunday.

A partly cloudy and fairly tranquil day Monday is followed by a chance for morning snow showers and afternoon rain showers Tuesday.

Daily Weather Summary

Wednesday, April 4: High: 34. Low: 22. Day: Cloudy with snow, mainly in the morning changing to sleet and freezing rain in the afternoon. Chance for precipitation near 100 percent with accumulations 8 to 12 inches possible. East winds 5 to 10 mph.  Night: Overcast early then becoming mostly cloudy after midnight with a 70 percent chance for snow showers. Southwest winds become westerly 15 to 20 mph with gusts 35 to 40 mph possible.

Thursday, April 5: High: 27. Low: 13. Day: Skies become partly sunny during the morning. West winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts 30 to 35 mph possible. Chance for precipitation is 20 percent. Night: Partly cloudy and cold with a 50 percent chance for snow showers. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Friday, April 6: High: 29. Low: 21. Day: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming overcast in the afternoon with a 50 percent chance for snow. Southerly winds 10 to 15 mph. Night: Cloudy with a 70 percent chance for snow overnight. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday, April 7: High: 34. Low: 16. Day: Considerable cloudiness in the morning with a 20 percent chance for snow showers through the day. Skies become partly sunny in the afternoon. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance for snow showers. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday, April 8: High: 33. Low: 16. Day: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for snow showers. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Night: Partly cloudy and cold with northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Monday, April 9: High: 38. Low: 19. Day: Partly cloudy with west winds 5 to 10 mph. Night: Partly cloudy early then increasing clouds with a 40 percent chance for snow showers after midnight. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday, April 10: High: 42. Low: 24. Day: Cloudy with a 40 percent chance for snow showers in the morning tapering to rain showers in the afternoon. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.  Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then partly cloudy after midnight with a 20 percent chance for precipitation. North/northeast winds 0 to 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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