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St. John Valley weather for Feb. 6-12, 2019

High pressure centered in Québec Wednesday morning will build east across the Valley into Wednesday evening. High pressure move east Wednesday night with an upper trough moving through producing a chance for light snow after midnight.

Clouds thicken Thursday as a low pressure system lifts across the Great Lakes into Québec, pulling a warm front across the region Thursday night into Friday with sleet and freezing rain expected across the SJV. An Arctic front moves through Friday dropping temperatures into the single digits by Friday night with brisk northwest winds whipping across the Valley through early Sunday.

Partly cloudy skies and cold temperatures are expected through Tuesday.

Daily Weather Summary

Wednesday, February 6
Partly cloudy to mostly clear with highs around 20. North/northwest wind 5 to 10 mph producing wind chill values 0 to 5 below. Tonight, increasing clouds with lows near 5 above. East wind near calm. Chance for snow 50 percent after midnight with little accumulation expected.

Thursday, February 7
Cloudy with a 40 percent chance for light snow in the morning. Highs in the middle 20s with southeast wind 0 to 5 mph. Thursday night, cloudy with a 90 percent chance for snow in the evening mixing with sleet and freezing rain after midnight. Areas of fog possible. Precipitation totals in the one-to-two-tenths inch range. Lows in the middle 20s with southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Friday, February 8
Cloudy with a 90 percent chance for sleet and freezing rain early changing to all rain by mid-morning. Precipitation changes back to sleet then to snow showers overnight. Precipitation totals between 0.10 and 0.20 inch. Highs in the upper 30s with south/southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Friday night, decreasing clouds and colder with lows near 5 above. Gusty west wind 15 to 22 mph. Chance for precipitation 30 percent.

Saturday, February 9
Mostly cloudy, windy and cold with a 20 percent chance for snow showers. Highs near 10 above. West wind 15 to 22 mph. Saturday night, partly cloudy with lows near 5 above. Northwest wind 15 to 22 mph.

Sunday, February 10
Partly cloudy and cold with highs near 10 above. Northwest wind 15 to 22 mph. Sunday night, partly cloudy with lows near 5 below. West wind 0 to 7 mph.

Monday, February 11
Partly cloudy with highs in the low 10s. Northwest wind 8 to 14 mph. Monday night, partly cloudy with lows near 5 below. Northwest wind 8 to 14 mph.

Tuesday, February 12
Partly cloudy with highs near 15. Northwest wind 0 to 7 mph. Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for snow showers. Lows near 7 above with 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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