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St. John Valley weather for Dec. 9-15, 2020

Short-Term Outlook: Wednesday – Friday

An upper trough moving towards the Valley will bring mostly cloudy to partly sunny skies today and overcast to mostly cloudy skies tonight along with possibly an inch or so of snowfall.  

Mostly cloudy skies continue Thursday as the trough moves east with partly cloudy skies developing Thursday night as high pressure builds into the region. Mostly cloudy skies are expected Friday as a low-pressure system approaches from central Canada pulling a cold front towards the region producing some snow showers for Fort Kent Friday night.

Today & Tonight 

Considerable cloudiness in the morning then partly sunny in the afternoon with a  chance for  early morning snow showers then snow showers in the afternoon. Chance for precipitation 20 percent. High in the upper 20s with west/southwest winds 0 to 5 mph.

Overnight, mostly cloudy to overcast with a 50 percent chance for snow showers. Precipitation totals between 1/100 and 1/10 inch with around 1-2 inches snowfall possible. Low in the lower 20s with west/northwest winds near calm.

Thursday, December 10

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for snow showers tapering off in the afternoon. Little precipitation with less than 1-inch additional snowfall expected. High in the low 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday night, becoming partly cloudy with a 10 percent chance for precipitation. Low in the lower 20s with northwest winds shifting to the west winds 0 to 5 mph.

Friday, December 11 

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for afternoon snow showers. High in the low 30s with west/southwest winds becoming south 0 to 5 mph.

Friday night, mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for snow showers. Low in the middle 20s with west winds 0 to 7 mph.

Medium-Range: Saturday – Tuesday

A low-pressure slides across the region Saturday and Sunday bringing a chance for some snow to the Valley from Saturday afternoon through Sunday night. Snow showers are expected to linger across Fort Kent and vicinity Monday and Tuesday with breezy conditions at the end of the period.

Saturday, December 12

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for snow in the afternoon. High in the low 30s with north winds 0 to 7 mph.

Saturday night, mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for snow. Low in the mid-10s with northeast winds 0 to 7 mph.

Sunday, December 13

Mostly cloudy with a 60 percent chance for snow, especially in the afternoon. High in the mid-20s with east winds 0 to 7 mph.

Sunday night, mostly cloudy with a 60 percent chance for snow tapering to snow showers early Monday. Low in the mid-20s with southeast winds 0 to 7 mph.

Monday, December 14

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for snow showers. High in the low 30s with west winds 0 to 7 mph.

Monday night, mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for snow showers. Low in the mid-10s with northwest winds 8 to 14 mph.

Tuesday, December 15

Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance for scattered snow showers. High in the low 20s with northwest winds 8 to 14 mph.

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

Regional Long-Range Trends: Wed. Dec. 16 – Tue. Dec. 22

Above normal temperatures and near 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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