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St. John Valley weather for Nov. 25-Dec. 1

Short-Term Outlook: Wednesday – Friday

A warm front will lift across the SJV this Wednesday with overrunning snowfall likely over the course of the day, with Fort Kent and vicinity receiving accumulations around 2 to 4 inches. 

Precipitation will wane tonight as the warm front lifts further north with partly cloudy skies developing overnight. Clouds increase Thanksgiving morning as a low pressure area approaches from the southwest.

A wintry mix Thanksgiving morning gives way to rain / rain showers by the afternoon which continue overnight into early Friday becoming more scattered after midnight Thursday night. A cold front moves through Friday into Saturday with a chance for rain showers across the Valley into Saturday morning.

Today & Tonight 

Cloudy with a 100 percent chance for snow. Precipitation totals between 1/10 and 1/20-inch with 2 to 4 inches snow possible. High around 26 degrees F with south winds 3 to 9 mph.

Overnight, cloudy with a 50 percent chance for snow/snow showers in the evening. Less than 1/10-inch precipitation expected. Low near 22 degrees F with south winds near calm.

Thursday, November 26 / Thanksgiving Day 

Mostly cloudy in the morning then overcast with a 50 percent chance for a wintry mix changing to rain/rain showers by the afternoon with between 1/100 and 1/10-inch precipitation. High near 37 degrees F with southeast winds 3 to 5 mph.

Thursday night, cloudy with a 30 percent chance for rain showers. Less than 1/10 inch precipitation expected. Low around 35 degrees F with southeast winds near 3 mph becoming south after midnight.

Friday, November 27  

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for rain showers. High around 45 degrees  with south to southwest winds 3 to 4 mph.

Friday night, mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for rain showers. Low near 32 degrees  with west winds 0 to 7 mph.

Medium-Range: Saturday – Tuesday

High pressure briefly builds into the Valley Sunday into Sunday night followed by a low pressure system tracking up the eastern US into Canada west of the Valley producing showers Monday afternoon and evening with rain likely across the entire region Tuesday into Tuesday night with temperatures expected to be well above freezing.

Saturday, November 28

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for rain/snow showers. High around 40 degrees F with west winds 0 to 7 mph.

Saturday night, partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for snow showers. Low near 25 degrees F with west winds 0 to 7 mph.

Sunday, November 29

Partly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy with a 10 percent chance for precipitation. High near 34 degrees F with west winds 0 to 7 mph.

Sunday night, partly cloudy to mostly clear with a low around 20 degrees F. Chance for precipitation 10 percent. South winds 0 to 7 mph.

Monday, November 30

Partly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for rain/snow mix in the afternoon. High near 38 degrees F with southeast winds 8 to 14 mph.

Monday night, mostly cloudy with a 60 percent chance for a rain/snow mix. Low near 32 degrees F with southeast winds 8 to 14 mph.

Tuesday, December 1

Mostly cloudy early then cloudy with a 60 percent chance for rain. High near 45 degrees F with southeast winds 8 to 14 mph.

Tuesday night, cloudy with a 70 percent chance for rain. Low near 42 degrees F with southeast winds 8 to 14 mph.

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

Above 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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