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St. John Valley Weather for July 31 – August 6, 2019

Another warm and muggy day is in store for Fort Kent and surrounding areas as dew points remain in the mid-60s through this evening as a cold front pushes through. Showers this morning along with some thunderstorms are expected this afternoon with rainfall totals up to 1/2 inch or so expected.

There is also a marginal risk for isolated severe thunderstorms with strong winds and heavy rainfall across the region as the front moves through. Once the cold front moves through later today, dew points will drop as cooler, drier air works its way into the region bringing mostly clear skies Thursday and partly cloudy skies Friday.

Partly cloudy morning skies and partly sunny afternoon skies are expected Saturday with a chance for afternoon/evening showers/thunderstorms as a cold front moves through. Skies become partly cloudy by Sunday afternoon with a chance for showers. High pressure brings partly cloudy skies Monday into Tuesday. An approaching low pressure system brings increasing chances for showers by Tuesday evening.

Daily Weather Summary 

Wednesday, July 31
Mostly cloudy, warm, and muggy with a high in the low 80s and a 60 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms. Isolated severe thunderstorms are possible with heavy rainfall and gusty winds. Rainfall totals in the 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch range with higher amounts in any thunderstorms. West winds 0 to 5 mph with gusts 15 to 20 mph possible along with higher gusts possible in any storms. Tonight, becoming partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers/thunderstorms before midnight. Low in the upper 50s with northwest winds 0 to 5 mph.

Thursday, August 1
Mostly clear with lower humidity and highs in the upper 70s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Thursday night, mostly clear and mild with lows in the lower to middle 50s. West winds 0 to 5 mph.

Friday, August 2
Partly cloudy with a high in the low 80s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Friday night, partly cloudy with a low in the upper 50s. Southwest winds 0 to 5 mph.

Saturday, August 3
Partly cloudy in the morning then partly sunny in the afternoon with a 50 percent chance for afternoon/evening showers and thunderstorms. High in the upper 70s with west winds 0 to 5 mph. Saturday night, partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms. Low in the middle 50s with west winds 0 to 5 mph.

Sunday, August 4
Partly sunny in the morning then partly cloudy in the afternoon with a 30 percent chance for showers. High in the middle 70s with northwest winds 0 to 5 mph. Sunday night, partly cloudy with a low in the lower 50s. Northwest winds 0 to 5 mph.

Monday, August 5
Partly cloudy with a high in the middle 70s. Northwest winds 0 to 5 mph. Monday night, partly cloudy with a low in the lower 50s and a slight chance for showers. Southwest winds 0 to 5 mph.

Tuesday, August 6
Partly cloudy with a high in the low 80s and a 30 percent chance for showers. South winds 0 to 5 mph. Tuesday night, mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for showers. Low in the middle 50s with south/southwest winds 0 to 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.

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