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SJV Weather for April 3-9, 2019

An intense area of low pressure is moving through the southern Gulf of Maine Wednesday and into the Maritimes overnight. High pressure will build in Thursday and strong west/northwest winds which will subside some Thursday night. High pressure will crest over the region early Friday then move east. A frontal system will approach with a chance for snow overnight ending with some rain Saturday afternoon. Snow Saturday morning changes to rain in the afternoon before ending with mostly cloudy skies becoming partly cloudy Saturday night. High pressure brings partly cloudy skies Sunday. Unsettled weather Monday into Tuesday as a frontal system brings a chance for morning snow/snow showers and afternoon/evening rain/showers to the region Monday into Tuesday.

Daily Weather Summary

Wednesday, April 3
Cloudy with a 70 percent chance for snow with around an inch expected over the course of the day. High in the upper 30s with southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Overnight, cloudy with a 50 percent chance for snow showers tapering off after midnight. Around an inch accumulation possible overnight. Low near 20. Southwest wind becoming west/northwest and increasing to 15 to 20 mph with gusts 30 to 35 mph across the area.

Thursday, April 4
Considerable cloudiness with a high in the low 30s. West/northwest wind 20 to 25 mph gusting 30 to 40 mph across the Valley. Thursday night, becoming mostly clear with a low in the lower teens. Northwest wind 10 to 20 mph gusting 25 to 30 mph.

Friday, April 5
Mostly clear through the afternoon. High in the mid-30s. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph gusting to 25 mph early. Winds shift to the south in the evening and drop to the 0 to 5 mph range. Overnight, partly cloudy with an 80 percent chance for snow into Saturday morning. Low in the middle 20s with a light south wind.

Saturday, April 6
Cloudy/mostly cloudy with morning snow and afternoon rain. Chance for precipitation 40 percent. High in the mid-40s. West wind 8 to 14 mph. Saturday night, partly cloudy with a low near 20. Northwest wind 0 to 7 mph.

Sunday, April 7
Partly cloudy with a high near 40. North wind 0 to 7 mph. Sunday night, partly cloudy with a low in the mid-20s. Chance for snow/snow showers 30 percent. West wind 0 to 7 mph.

Monday, April 8
Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance for morning snow/snow showers and afternoon rain. High in the mid-40s. Northeast wind 0 to 7 mph. Monday night, partly clear with a 40 percent chance for rain changing to snow showers early Tuesday. Low in the upper 20s with light southeast wind.

Tuesday, April 9
Considerable cloudiness with a 50 percent chance for morning snow showers and afternoon rain/rain showers. Southeast wind 0 to 7 mph. Tuesday night, mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for rain showers changing to snow showers overnight.  Light southerly wind.

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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