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St. John Valley weather for Oct. 28-Nov. 3

Short-Term Outlook: Wednesday – Friday

High pressure will move east today while an upper-trough approaches from the west crossing the region tonight. A cold front will approach later tonight and cross the Valley early Thursday.

The remnants of Zeta will track into the Atlantic well south of the state Thursday night into early Friday with any affects on Maine confined to the southern and coastal regions. High pressure will build into the Valley from the Great Lakes Friday.

Today & Tonight

Partly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy in the afternoon with a 40 percent chance for a snow showers becoming a wintry mix overnight. Precipitation totals around 0.01-inch. High in the mid-30s with south winds 5 to 8 mph. Wind chill values in the upper teens to upper 20s over the course of the day.

Overnight, mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for rain/snow showers. Precipitation totals around 0.01-inch. Low in the lower 30s with southwest winds becoming west after midnight near 5 mph. Wind chill values in the mid-20s.

Thursday, October 29
Partly cloudy  with a 20 percent chance for rain/snow showers in the morning. High in the upper 30s/low 40s with  northwest winds 6 to 12 mph. Wind chill values in teh mid-20s.

Thursday night, partly cloudy with a 5 percent chance for precipitation. Low in the middle 10s with northwest winds near 5 mph. Wind chill values from the single digits to low 10s.

Friday, October 30
Mostly clear with a high in the mid-30s. Chance for precipitation 5 percent. North/northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Friday night, mostly clear with a low in the upper 10s. Chance for precipitation 5 percent.  Northwest winds 0 to 7 mph.

Medium-Range: Saturday – Tuesday

Mostly clear skies and dry conditions are expected Saturday into Saturday night with high pressure across the area. A cold front approaches from the west later Sunday with afternoon showers becoming a steadier rain overnight before mixing with snow through Monday afternoon. Precipitation tapers to snow showers Monday night which persist through Tuesday with rain showers mixing in late in the day.

Saturday, October 31 / Halloween

Mostly clear with a high in the upper 30s. West winds 0 to 7 mph.

Saturday night, mostly clear with a low in the lower 20s. South winds 0 to 7 mph.

Sunday, November 1 / Standard Time resumes at 2 am

Partly cloudy in the morning then increasing cloudiness in the afternoon. Chance for afternoon rain showers 50 percent. High in the mid-40s. South winds 8 to 14 mph.

Sunday night, cloudy with a 70 percent chance for rain. Low in the upper 20s with southwest winds 8 to 14 mph.

Monday, November 2

Cloudy in the morning then mostly cloudy in the afternoon with a 50 percent chance for rain/snow showers. High in the mid-30s with northwest winds 8 to 14 mph.

Monday night, partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for snow showers. Low in the upper 10s/lower 20s with west/northwest winds 8 to 14 mph.

Tuesday, November 3

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for snow showers mixing with rain showers in the afternoon. High in the low 30s with northwest winds 8 to 14 mph.

Tuesday night, partly cloudy with a 10 percent chance for snow showers. Low in the upper 10s/low 20s with southwest winds 0 to 7 mph.

Regional Long-Range Trends: Wed. Nov. 4 – Tue. Nov. 10

Below normal temperatures and slightly below 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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