Apex Weather

St. John Valley weather for Aug. 26 to Sept. 1, 2020

Short-Term Outlook: Wednesday – Friday

Low pressure located over Labrador/eastern Québec will intensify today, creating a strong pressure gradient with incoming Canadian high pressure to the west. Gusty northwest winds as high as 45 mph are expected today with a wind advisory in effect into the evening hours.

Today’s highs will be notably cooler with Fort Kent and vicinity just reaching 60 degrees. Overnight, winds ease; however, they will remain elevated enough to prevent much cooling overnight despite mostly clear skies across the region. Wind chill values overnight may fall into the middle 30s. Mostly sunny skies continue Thursday with breezy conditions, but less gusty than today. Mostly clear skies Thursday night with light winds will allow Fort Kent to fall into the 40s with some North Woods locations dropping into the mid-to-upper 30s by Friday morning. Sunny skies and cool conditions continue Friday and Friday night with autumn-like conditions.

Today and Tonight 

Partly cloudy with a 5 percent chance for afternoon showers . High near 60 degrees F with northwest winds 15 to 25 mph gusting 25 to to 45 mph, especially over higher terrain.

Tonight, mostly clear with a 5 percent chance for showers. Low around 43 degrees F with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting to 25 mph. Wind chills in themid-to-upper 30s.

Thursday, August 27

Mostly sunny with a high around 66 degrees F with west/northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting 20 to 25 mph.

Thursday night, mostly clear with a slight chance for showers. Lows ranging from the upper 30s in the North Woods to around 43 degrees F in Fort Kent with west/northwest winds 0 to 5 mph.

Friday, August 28

Mostly sunny with a high in the upper 60s/low 70s west to east across the region. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 20 mph.

Friday night, partly cloudy to mostly clear with a 10 percent chance for showers after midnight. Low in the lower 40s. Northwest winds 0 to 5 mph.

Medium-Range: Saturday – Tuesday

Sunny skies Saturday morning give way to increasing clouds in the afternoon with rain likely Saturday night through Sunday afternoon as low pressure track from the Great Lakes across south-central Maine. A ridge of high pressure builds in from the Great Lakes Monday on breezy northwest winds under partly sunny skies. Mostly clear skies Monday night as high pressure  moves across the region give way to partly cloudy skies Tuesday afternoon as a low pressure system approaches from the Great Lakes with increasing cloudiness Tuesday night.

Saturday, August 29

Mostly sunny in the morning then partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for showers in the afternoon. High around 70 with east winds 0 to 5 mph.

Saturday night, mostly cloudy with a 60 percent chance for showers. Low in the upper  40s. East/northeast winds 0 to 5 mph.

Sunday, August 30

Mostly cloudy with a 60 percent chance for rain tapering to showers in the afternoon. High in the low 60s with north winds 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday night, partly cloudy with a low in the mid-40s. 30 percent chance for showers in the evening. Northwest winds 0 to 5 mph.

Monday, August 31

Partly sunny with a high in the mid-60s. 10 percent chance for precipitation. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Monday night, mostly clear with a low in the lower 40s. Slight chance for precipitation. West/northwest winds 0 to 5 mph.

Tuesday, September 1

Mostly sunny with a high in the low 70s. Slight chance for precipitation. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. 

Tuesday night, partly cloudy with a low in the upper 40s. South/southwest winds 0 to 5 mph.

Regional Long-Range Trends: Wed. Sep. 2 – Tue. Sep. 8

Above normal temperatures and slightly above 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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