St. John Valley weather for Dec. 30, 2020-Jan. 5, 2021
Short-Term Outlook: Wednesday – Friday
Low pressure will track from the western Great Lakes to the northwest of the Valley today and tonight, pulling a cold front across the region overnight into Thursday afternoon producing light snowfall for Fort Kent and vicinity.
High pressure to the southwest builds in Friday followed by another low-pressure area from the Ohio Valley that will approach Friday night and move through Saturday with another round of snowfall.
Today & Tonight
Mostly clear skies in the morning with increasing clouds in the afternoon. Chance for snow 30 percent. High in the low 20s. West winds 5 to 10 mph gusting to around 20 mph.
Overnight, mostly cloudy with a 100 percent chance for snow developing in the evening before tapering to snow showers early Thursday. Low in the lower 20s with south winds 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday, December 31 / New Year’s Eve
Cloudy with a 40 percent chance for snow showers tapering off in the afternoon. Areas of blowing snow possible. High in the low 30s with west / northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting 25 to 30 mph.
Thursday night, partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly clear with a 5 percent chance for precipitation. Low in the 5 to 10 degree above range with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting 20 to 25 mph in the evening then subsiding into the 5 to 10 mph range after midnight.
Friday, January 1, 2021 / New Year’s Day
Mostly clear with a high in the low 20s and west/northwest winds 5 to 10 mph gusting 15 to 20 mph.
Friday night, partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance for snow developing after midnight. Low in the low 10s with south winds 0 to 7 mph.
Medium-Range: Saturday – Tuesday
High pressure brings mostly dry conditions Sunday with a slight chance for snow showers Sunday night as a low-pressure area tracks into the Atlantic south of the state. Currently, Tuesday looks partly cloudy and dry as high pressure builds into the Valley.
Saturday, January 2
Mostly cloudy skies early then overcast with a 90 percent chance for snow. High in the middle 20s with east winds 0 to 7 mph.
Saturday night, cloudy to mostly cloudy skies with a 20 percent chance for scattered snow showers. Low in the mid-10s with north winds 8 to 14 mph.
Sunday, January 3
Partly sunny to partly cloudy with a 10 percent chance for isolated morning snow showers. High in the middle 20s with north winds 0 to 7 mph.
Sunday night, partly cloudy with a low in the middle 10s. Chance for precipitation 20 percent. East winds 0 to 7 mph.
Monday, January 4
Partly sunny with a 10 percent chance for isolated morning snow showers. High in the upper 20s with northeast winds 0 to 7 mph.
Monday night, partly cloudy with a 5 percent chance for precipitation. Low in the mid-10s with north winds 0 to 7 mph.
Tuesday, January 5
Partly sunny with a high in the low 30s. North winds 0 to 7 mph.
Tuesday night, considerable cloudiness with a low in the upper 10s. Northwest winds 0 to 7 mph.
Regional Long-Range Trends: Wed. Jan. 6 – Tue. Jan. 12
Above normal temperatures and 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.