St. John Valley Weather for June 3-9, 2020
Short-Term Outlook: Wednesday – Friday
Fort Kent managed to set a record low temperature for the third night in a row by falling to 31F early this morning. Estcourt Station was the coldest spot in the lower 48 this morning at 27F.
High pressure will bring mostly clear to partly cloudy skies to northern Maine today and tonight as low-pressure slides east of the region in the southern part of the state. Some increased cloudiness is possible Thursday as a cut-off low northeast in the Maritimes circulates a weak upper trough across the region. The low spins up toward Labrador with a surface low to the north in Québec. Mostly clear skies Thursday night become increasing cloudy early Friday as a low-pressure area approaches bringing a chance for showers and possibly some thunderstorms in the afternoon with a slight chance for the convection in the overnight hours.
Today & Tonight
Clear/mostly clear in the morning then partly cloudy in the afternoon with a high in the middle 60s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight, partly cloudy to mostly clear with a slight chance for showers after midnight. Low in the lower 40s. West/southwest winds 0 to 5 mph.
Thursday, June 4
Partly cloudy to partly sunny with a slight chance for showers. High in the low 70s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday night, mostly clear with a 20 percent chance for showers. Low in the upper 40s. West/southwest winds 0 to 5 mph.
Friday, June 5
Increasingly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon/evening. Precipitation totals less than 1/10-inch. High in the middle 70s. West/southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Friday night, mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms. Low in the low 50s. West winds 0 to 7 mph.
Medium-Range: Saturday – Tuesday
Low pressure moves through Maine and into the Maritimes Saturday with showers and possibly some thunderstorms lingering through Saturday afternoon. High pressure centered north of the Great Lakes builds into the Valley with partly cloudy skies overspreading the region Sunday. High pressure will crest over the region Monday and Tuesday with mostly clear skies and mild conditions for the Saint John Valley.
Saturday, June 6
Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance for showers and a slight chance for thunderstorms. High in the upper 60s. Northwest winds 0 to 7 mph.
Saturday night, partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for showers. Low in the mid-40s. Northwest winds 0 to 7 mph.
Sunday, June 7
Partly cloudy with a 10 percent chance for showers. High in the mid-60s. North winds 8 to 14 mph.
Sunday night, partly cloudy to mostly clear with a slight chance for showers. Low in the lower 40s. North winds 0 to 7 mph.
Monday, June 8
Mostly clear with a high in the mid-60s. Slight chance for precipitation. Northwest winds 8 to 14 mph.
Mostly clear with a low in the low 40s. Slight chance for precipitation. Northwest winds 0 to 7 mph.
Tuesday, June 9
Mostly clear with a slight chance for precipitation. High in the upper 60s with northwest winds 0 to 7 mph.
Tuesday night, partly cloudy with a low in the middle 40s. Northwest winds 0 to 7 mph.
Regional Long-Range Trends: Wed. June 10 – Tue. June 16
Slightly below 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.