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St. John Valley weather for Jan. 22-28, 2020

Short-Term Outlook: Wednesday – Friday
The ridge of high pressure that has brought chilly conditions to the Valley will move east of the region today with moderating temperatures. Mostly cloudy skies will develop after midnight as a warm front moves across the area with some snow flurries possible overnight.

Partly sunny skies are expected Thursday as high pressure continues to move east. A cold front dropping down from the north/northwest produces mostly cloudy skies Thursday night into Friday with little precipitation expected from this system. Friday remains partly sunny/mostly cloudy as high pressure builds down from the north. Temperatures will be slightly cooler on Friday–in the mid-20s–than Thursday’s heat wave in the low 30s.10

Today & Tonight
Cloudy/mostly cloudy in the morning then partly sunny in the afternoon. High in the mid-20s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Wind chill values in the lower-to-middle 10s.

Tonight, mostly cloudy with a 10% chance for flurries and a low in the upper 10s. South/southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Wind chill values around 10 above.

Thursday, January 23
Partly sunny with a high in the low 30s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph in the morning become west in the afternoon near 5 mph.

Thursday night, mostly cloudy with a low in the mid-10s. Northwest winds near calm.

Friday, January 24
Partly sunny to mostly cloudy with a high in the middle 20s. North winds near calm becoming east in the afternoon.

Friday night, partly to mostly cloudy with a low near 10°F. East winds 0 to 7 mph.

Further Ahead: Saturday – Tuesday
High pressure brings partly sunny/mostly cloudy skies Saturday with increasing clouds Saturday night as a low pressure area moves by south of the coast producing mostly cloudy/overcast skies and a chance for snow across the Valley Sunday through Monday afternoon. Snow showers linger Monday afternoon/evening into Tuesday morning with high pressure building in with partly sunny skies Tuesday afternoon.

Medium-Range Highs/Lows
Sat. Jan. 25: mid-20s / low 10s
Sun. Jan. 26: mid-20s / mid-10s
Mon. Jan. 27: mid-20s / near 5 above
Tue. Jan. 28: low 20s / 5 to 10 above

Long-Range Trends Wed. Jan. 29 – Tue. Feb. 4
Above normal temperatures and near normal precipitation

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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