Apex Weather

St. John Valley weather for May 2-8

High pressure moves into the Atlantic Wednesday with a cold front approaching from the northwest that will produce a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms across the Valley Wednesday afternoon. Showers continue overnight as a low zips across northern Maine. Rain showers linger Thursday as the cold front moves across the state over the course of the day. Another fast-moving area of low-pressure moves across the region with rain Friday night into Saturday morning. Showers linger Saturday as a ridge of high-pressure builds into the Valley with partly cloudy skies Sunday and partly sunny skies Monday with a chance for showers as a low moves by to the north. A ridge of high pressure near the Great Lakes moves in with mostly sunny/partly cloudy skies Tuesday.

Daily Weather Summary

Wednesday, May 2: High: 68. Low: 46. Day: Partly cloudy in the morning then cloudy in the afternoon with an 80 percent chance for showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Precipitation totals between one-tenth and one-twentieth an inch. West/northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Night: Cloudy with a 90 percent chance for rain and showers with between one-quarter and one-half inch possible. East/southeast winds 0 to 5 mph.

Thursday, May 3: High: 56. Low: 41. Day: Cloudy with a 60 percent chance for showers. Precipitation totals between one-quarter and one-half inch possible. Southerly winds 5 to 10 mph. Night: mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for showers. Northwest winds 0 to 8 mph.

Friday, May 4: High: 60. Low: 43. Day: Partly sunny with a 60 percent chance for showers, mainly in the evening. South winds 0 to 8 mph. Night: Cloudy with an 80 percent chance for rain. South winds 8 to 14 mph.

Saturday, May 5: High: 61. Low: 39. Day: Mostly cloudy early then partly sunny in the afternoon. Chance for precipitation 30 percent. Night: Becoming partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers. West wind 8 to 14 mph.

Sunday, May 6: High: 57. Low: 36. Day: Partly cloudy and mild. West winds 8 to 14 mph. Night: Partly cloudy and cool. Southwest winds 0 to 8 mph.

Monday, May 7: High: 60. Low: 43. Day: Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance for afternoon/evening showers. Southwest winds 0 to 8 mph. Night: Becoming partly cloudy with a slight chance for showers early. Southwest winds 0 to 8 mph.

Tuesday, May 8: High: 63. Low: 40. Day: Partly cloudy to mostly sunny. Northwest winds 8 to 14 mph. Night: Mostly clear and cool with northwest winds 0 to 8 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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