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St. John Valley weather for Oct. 2-8, 2019

ST. JOHN VALLEY, Maine — High pressure northwest of the Great Lakes will build east into the Valley today with mostly cloudy skies giving way to partly cloudy conditions by this evening.

It will be a chilly day for Valley residents with temperatures in the middle 40s in Fort Kent and surrounding areas. Tonight, partly cloudy to mostly clear skies will see low temperatures drop into the upper 20s to the lower 30s across the region. Mostly clear skies are on tap Thursday with clouds increasing tomorrow night as a low pressure area tracks from New York State across southern New England into the Gulf of Maine by Friday morning. A rain and snow mix is expected after midnight tomorrow night continuing into the morning hours Friday before temperatures warm and precipitation tapers off as rain showers by tomorrow afternoon. Less than 1 inch of wet snow accumulation is expected, mainly over higher terrain in the region. 

High pressure then builds in Friday night with clearing skies. High pressure north of Lake Ontario brings mostly clear skies Saturday into Sunday. Clouds increase Sunday afternoon as a warm front approaches the Valley with a chance for showers in the evening and overnight hours. A cold front moves through Monday into Tuesday with rain expected Monday afternoon into Tuesday morning under mostly cloudy skies. Partly sunny skies develop Tuesday with a chance for afternoon showers. High pressure over the Ohio Valley will build into the region midweek.

Daily Weather Summary

Wednesday, October 2
Mostly cloudy and cool with a high in the middle 40s and north/northwest winds near 10 mph with gusts in the 15-20 mph range possible. Overnight, becoming partly cloudy to mostly clear with a low near 30. Northwest winds 0 to 5 mph.

Thursday, October 3
Mostly clear through the afternoon. High in the upper 40s with northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Tomorrow night, becoming cloudy with a 50 percent chance for rain and snow after midnight. Precipitation totals less than 1/10 inch expected. Low in the lower 30s with north/northeast winds falling to near calm.

Friday, October 4
Cloudy in the morning then mostly cloudy in the afternoon with a 30 percent chance for rain/snow mix in the morning with little, if any, accumulation expected. High around 45°F with north/northwest winds near 10 mph gusting to around 15 mph or so. Friday night, decreasing clouds with a low in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 0 to 7 mph.

Saturday, October 5
Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly clear. High in the upper 40s with northwest winds 0 to 7 mph. Saturday night, mostly clear with a low in the upper 20s. West winds 0 to 7 mph.

Sunday, October 6
Mostly clear in the morning then becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon with a slight chance for showers. High in the middle 50s. Sunday night, mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for showers. Low in the middle 40s with south winds 0 to 7 mph.

Monday, October 7
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance for morning showers becoming a steadier rain in the afternoon. High in the upper 50s with southwest winds 0 to 7 mph. Monday night, mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance for rain. Low in the lower 40s with west winds 0 to 7 mph.

Tuesday, October 8
Mostly cloudy in the morning then partly sunny in the afternoon with a 20 percent chance for showers. High in the lower 50s with northwest winds 0 to 7 mph. Tuesday night, decreasing clouds with a low in the lower 30s. 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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