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St. John Valley weather for Jan. 20-26

Short-Term Outlook: Wednesday – Friday

Low pressure sliding across southern Maine will bring considerable cloudiness to the Valley this morning with decreasing clouds this afternoon. Partly cloudy to mostly clear skies overnight will allow temperatures to dip below zero, though lighter winds will reduce wind chill overnight. 

Clouds increase Thursday as another low pressure system approaches from the west with snow showers possible Thursday evening and a steadier snow Friday with a couple of inches possible based on current forecast model data.
Today & Tonight / Inauguration Day

Mostly cloudy early then becoming partly sunny with a 10 percent chance for isolated snow showers. High near 15 degrees with northwest winds 0-5 mph. Wind chill values 0 to 5 below.

Overnight, partly cloudy to mostly clear with a low near -5 degrees. 5 percent chance for snow showers. Northwest winds 0-5 mph with wind chill values -10 to -15 degrees.

Thursday, January 21

Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance for scattered afternoon snow showers. Less than 1-inch accumulation expected. High near 15 degrees with west southwest winds 0-5 mph becoming south/southeast in the afternoon. Wind chill values 5 to 10 below.

Thursday night, cloudy to mostly cloudy with a low near 5 degrees above. Chance for snow showers 40 percent.  Southeast winds become east at 0-5 mph. 

Friday, January 22

Cloudy with a 40 percent chance for snow with 1-2 inches accumulation. High around 20 degrees with east winds 0-5 mph. Wind chill values around 0.

Friday night, mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for snow tapering to snow showers after midnight. Low near 10 degrees. North winds 0-7 mph.

Medium-Range: Saturday – Tuesday

An upper-level low settles across the Canadian Maritimes with disturbances circulating around it producing a chance for snow showers Saturday and Sunday with the Valley under mostly cloudy skies. Thelow moves east Monday with partly sunny skies developing and snow showers decreasing thanks to Canadian high pressure building in from the northwest. An upper trough brings mostly cloudy skies to the region Tuesday.
Saturday, January 23

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for scattered snow showers. High near 20 degrees with northwest winds 8-14 mph.

Saturday night, partly to mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for scattered snow showers. Low near 9 degrees with northwest winds 8-14 mph.

Sunday, January 24

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for scattered snow showers. High around 19 degrees with northwest winds 8-14 mph.

Sunday night, partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for scattered snow showers. Low near 8 degrees with northwest winds 8-14 mph.

Monday, January 25

Partly sunny with a 10 percent chance for isolated snow showers in the morning. High near 20 degrees with northwest winds 8-14 mph.

Monday night, partly cloudy with a 5 percent chance for snow showers. Low near 10 degrees with northwest winds 0-7 mph.
Tuesday, January 26
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for scattered afternoon snow showers. High near 25 degrees with northwest winds 8-14 mph.
Tuesday night, mostly cloudy with a low near 20 degrees. 20 percent chance for scattered snow showers. Northwest winds 8-14 mph.

Regional Long-Range Trends: Wed. Jan. 27 –  Tue. Feb. 2

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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