St. John Valley weather for Sept 30-Oct. 6, 2020
Short-Term Outlook: Wednesday – Friday
An area of low pressure will track north along the cold front to the west of the Valley this morning followed by the cold front moving through the SJV this morning into the afternoon. Fort Kent and surrounding locations are looking at around 1/2-inch of rainfall from this system. A wind advisory is in effect for the day as gusty southerly winds may reach 30 to 50 mph at times across the region.
Winds will drop off this evening behind the front with partly cloudy skies developing. Partly cloudy skies and mild conditions are expected Thursday and Thursday night across the Valley. Another low pressure area will approach from the southwest Friday with showers becoming increasingly likely by Friday afternoon and rain developing overnight into Saturday morning.
Today & Tonight
Cloudy with a high in the upper 60s. 100 percent chance for rain with around 1/2 inch precipitation expected. South/southwest winds 15 to 25 mph possibly gusting 30 to50 mph across the region.
Tonight, partly cloudy with a slight chance for showers. Low in the middle 40s with south/southwest west winds around 5 mph.
Thursday, October 1
Partly sunny in the morning then partly cloudy with a high in the mid-60s. 20 percent chance for afternoon showers. South/southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday night, partly cloudy with a slight chance for showers. Low in the mid-40s with southwest winds becoming west/northwest 0 to 7 mph.
Friday, October 2
Partly sunny in the morning then becoming cloudy in the afternoon a high in the upper 50s/lower 60s. 60 percent chance for afternoon showers developing with between 1/10 and 1/4-inch rainfall. North/northeast winds 0 to 5 mph.
Friday night, cloudy with a 70 percent chance for rain. Low in the lower 40s with north winds 0 to 7 mph.
Medium-Range: Saturday – Tuesday
High pressure will build down from central Canada Saturday afternoon and bring partly cloudy skies to the area Saturday night and most of Sunday. Partly cloudy to partly sunny skies are expected Sunday night and Monday. Clouds along with chances for precipitation increase Tuesday (including the possibility for some morning snow showers) as a low pressure system tracks east from the Great Lakes region.
Saturday, October 3
Mostly cloudy in the morning then partly sunny with a high in the middle 50s. 20 percent chance for rain in the morning tapering to showers in the afternoon. Northwest winds 0 to 7 mph.
Saturday night, partly cloudy with a low in the middle 30s. Northwest winds 0 to 7 mph.
Sunday, October 4
Partly cloudy with a high in the mid-50s. Slight chance for showers. West winds 0 to 7 mph.
Sunday night, partly cloudy with a slight chance for precipitation. Low in the mid-30s withsouth winds 0 to 7 mph.
Monday, October 5
Partly sunny with a high in the middle 50s. Slight chance for showers. South winds 0 to 7 mph.
Monday night, partly cloudy with a 20% chance for rain and snow showers after midnight. Low in the middle 30s with southeast winds 0 to 7 mph.
Tuesday, October 6
Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance for showers. High in the mid-50s with south winds 0 to 7 mph.
Tuesday night, mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for precipitation. Low in the upper 30s/low 40s. South/southwest winds 0 to 7 mph.
Regional Long-Range Trends: Wed. Oct. 7 – Tue. Oct. 13
Slightly above normal temperatures and 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.a