St. John Valley weather for January 10-16, 2018
High pressure in the Middle Atlantic will bring partly cloudy skies to the Valley into early Wednesday afternoon. Clouds increase Wednesday afternoon with skies becoming overcast Wednesday evening as a warm front moves towards the region from the southwest. Much warmer air builds in Thursday with highs climbing into the middle 30s across the region. Snow and freezing rain transition to all rain by Thursday afternoon with rain continuing Thursday evening through Friday.
A strong Arctic cold front moves through Friday afternoon with a sharp drop in temperatures from the low 40s into the middle teens across the Valley. Rain transitions back to snow with a low pressure tracking up the Appalachians into the Northeast producing a chance for a period of heavier snowfall Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning. Snow tapers to snow showers Sunday with much colder Arctic air building back into the region. Monday and Tuesday will be frigid with highs to 10 above and lows around 5 below.
Daily Weather Summary
Wednesday, January 10: High: 20. Low: 14. Day: Partly cloudy skies become overcast in the evening. West winds around 5 mph become southerly. Night: Overcast with a 40 percent chance for snow. South winds around 5 mph.
Thursday, January 11: High: 38. Low: 37. Day: Cloudy with a 40 percent chance for sleet and freezing rain in the morning changing to rain in the afternoon. South winds 5-10 mph. Night: Cloudy with a 50 percent chance for rain. South/southwest winds 10-15 mph.
Friday, January 12: High: 42. Low: 16. Day: Cloudy with a 70 percent chance for rain with around one-quarter inch possible. Southwest winds 10-15 mph and gusty. Night: Cloudy with a 40 percent chance for rain before midnight transitioning to frozen precipitation then snow after midnight. North/northwest winds 10-15 mph.
Saturday, January 13: High: 20. Low: 12. Day: Cloudy with a 90 percent chance for snow, possibly heavy at times. Around 5 to 8 inches possible. North to northeast winds 10-15 mph. Night: Cloudy with a 80 percent chance for snow. One to three inches of additional accumulation possible. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.
Sunday, January 14: High: 20 Low: -5. Day: Overcast with a 50 percent chance for snow in the morning tapering to snow showers in the afternoon. West/northwest winds 5-10 mph. Night: Mostly to partly cloudy and cold with west/northwest winds 5-10 mph.
Monday, January 15: High: 8. Low: -7. Day: Partly cloudy and cold with northwest winds 5-10 mph. Night: Partly cloudy to mostly clear and cold with west winds around 5 mph.
Tuesday, January 16: High: 10. Low: 0. Day: Mostly sunny and cold with west to southwest winds around 6 mph. Night: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for snow showers overnight. West/southwest winds around 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.