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St. John Valley weather for Nov. 4-10, 2020

Short-Term Outlook: Wednesday – Friday

High pressure will move out to sea over the course of the day with a warm front slowly approaching from the south/southwest tonight and Thursday. 

Skies will become cloudy by this afternoon with a chance for flurries for Fort Kent and vicinity. Overnight, freezing drizzle/freezing rain are expected after midnight, changing to rain early Thursday under mostly cloudy skies. Partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies are expected Thursday afternoon through Friday night as high pressure builds in from the south; however, a mostly dry cold front meandering down from the north will keep plenty of clouds over the Valley.

Today & Tonight

Becoming mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for snow flurries in the afternoon and snow in the evening. Precipitation totals around 0.01-inch. High in the lower 30s. South winds 5 to 8 mph with gusts to around 15 mph possible. Wind chill values range from the lower 10s to low 20s.

Overnight, cloudy to mostly cloudy with a low in the lower 30s. 20 percent chance for freezing drizzle/rain after midnight. Southeast winds 4 to 5 mph. Wind chill values in the low to mid-20s.

Thursday, November 5
Mostly cloudy early then partly sunny with a 20 percent chance for precipitation. High in around 50F with south winds 3 to 6 mph with gusts 15 to 20 mph possible.

Thursday night, partly cloudy in the evening then mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for precipitation. Low in the upper 30s with southwest winds near 4 mph becoming west near 2 mph after midnight.

Friday, November 6
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for precipitation. High in the upper 40s with southwest winds 2 to 4 mph with gusts to around 15 mph possible.
Friday night, partly cloudy with a low in the upper 30s. Chance for precipitation 5 percent. West winds 0 to 7 mph.

Medium-Range: Saturday – Tuesday

A ridge of high pressure in the Western Atlantic extending to the East Coast will keep mostly dry conditions, through enough moisture will be drawn into the region to keep partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies across the region Saturday through Monday with partly cloudy skies developing Tuesday. A cold front approaches with a chance for rain showers Tuesday afternoon and evening. 

Saturday, November 7
Partly sunny with a high in the low 50s. West winds 0 to 7 mph.

Saturday night, partly cloudy with a low in the mid-30s. Southwest winds 0 to 7 mph.

Sunday, November 8

Mostly cloudy with a high in the lower 50s. Chance for precipitation 5 percent. Southwest winds 0 to 7 mph.

Sunday night, partly cloudy with a low in the upper 30s. West winds 0 to 7 mph.

Monday, November 9

Partly sunny with a high in the mid-50s. Chance for precipitation 5 percent. Southwest winds 0 to 7 mph.

Monday night, partly cloudy with a low in the lower 40s. Chance for precipitation 10 percent. Southwest winds 0 to 7 mph.

Tuesday, November 10

Partly cloudy with a high in the low 60s. Chance for afternoon rain showers 30 percent. Southwest winds 8 to 14 mph.

Tuesday night, mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance for rain showers. Low in the mid-40s with southwest winds 0 to 7 mph.

Regional Long-Range Trends: Wed. Nov. 11 – Tue. Nov. 17

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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