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The Week Ahead: Valley weather for Jan. 9-15, 2019

Low pressure will develop and intensify along the southwest Maine coast and track into New Brunswick Wednesday night. The low will slowly move towards the Gulf of Saint Lawrence over the course of the day Thursday. A ridge of Arctic high pressure over central Canada and the US will build eastward on breezy northwest winds Thursday. High pressure brings partly clear to partly cloudy skies and very cold temperatures to the St. John Valley Saturday through Tuesday. Some snow is possible midweek and after next week.

Daily Weather Summary

Wednesday, January 9: High: upper 20s. Low: low 20s.
Cloudy with a 100 percent chance for snow, heavy at times, accumulating to 6 or so inches by this evening. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight, cloudy with a 100 percent chance for snow with additional accumulations around 2 or so inches overnight. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday, January 10: High: mid-20s. Low: near 8 above.
Cloudy with a 40 percent chance for snow showers with around an inch or so additional accumulation possible. Snowfall totals 8 to 12 inches across the Valley by the end of the storm. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting 20 to 30 mph at times. Wind chill values around 10 above. Areas of blowing snow possible throughout the day. Thursday night, mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for snow showers before midnight. Northwest winds become west after midnight dropping to around 10 mph. Wind chill values 5 to 10 below.

Friday, January 11: High: low 10s. Low: near 5 below.
Mostly cloudy and cold with a slight chance for snow. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Wind chill values to 10 below. Friday night, mostly cloudy with west winds 8 to 14 mph.

Saturday, January 12: High: near 5 above. Low: near 8 below.
Partly sunny with west winds 8 to 14 mph. Saturday night, partly clear with northwest winds to 7 mph.

Sunday, January 13: High: near 8 above. Low: near 8 below.
Partly cloudy and cold with northwest winds 0 to 7 mph. Sunday night, partly cloudy and cold. West winds 0 to 7 mph.

Monday, January 14: High: mid-10s. Low: near 0.
Partly cloudy with southwest winds to 7 mph. Monday night, partly clear and cold with west winds 0 to 7 mph.

Tuesday, January 15: High: mid-10s. Low: near 0.
Partly sunny and cold. Light west winds to 7 mph. Tuesday night, increasingly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for snow showers. Northwest winds 0 to 7 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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