Apex Weather

St. John Valley weather for Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2021

Short-Term Outlook: Wednesday – Friday

Mostly cloudy skies and isolated snow showers are expected for Valley today as an area of low pressure slides to the south of the region. Mostly cloudy skies continue tonight with snow showers possible as an upper-level low tracks from James Bay in Canada to the southwest. 

This system will produce a steadier snowfall over the course of the day Thursday with northeastern portions of the County generally seeing less than 1-inch, with higher amounts of 1-2 inches in the central part of the region, and highest totals in the North Woods in the Clayton Lake region in the 2-3-inch range. Precipitation will taper off Friday morning as surface high pressure builds in from the west. Upper-level troughs will keep plenty of clouds across the region through Friday afternoon with partly cloudy skies developing Friday night.

Today and Tonight

Mostly cloudy with a 10 percent chance for isolated snow showers. High near 30 degrees with northeast winds becoming north near calm.

Overnight, mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for snow showers. Low around 18 degrees. Northwest winds near calm.

Thursday, Jan. 28

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for snow showers. Precipitation totals less than 1/10-inch with snowfall less than 1-inch. High around 25 degrees with northwest winds 0-5 mph.

Thursday nightmostly cloudy with 40 percent chance for snow. Low near 8 degrees with northwest winds shifting to the north around 5 mph.

Friday, Jan. 29

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for scattered snow showers, mainly in the morning. High near 15 degrees with north to northwest winds 5-10 mph.

Friday night, partly cloudy with a low near 0 degrees. Northwest winds 8-14 mph.

Medium-Range: Saturday – Tuesday

High pressure brings colder Canadian air to the Valley Friday through Monday with dry conditions and partly cloudy skies. Clouds increase Monday night with mostly cloudy skies developing by Tuesday afternoon with a chance for snow across the region as low pressure tracks offshore towards Nova Scotia.

Saturday, Jan. 30

Partly sunny in the morning then partly cloudy with a high near 15 degrees. Northwest winds 8-14 mph.

Saturday night, partly cloudy with a low near 0 degrees. Northwest winds 0-7 mph.

Sunday, Jan. 31

Partly cloudy with a high near 20 degrees and northwest winds 0-7 mph.

Sunday night, partly cloudy with a low around 5 degrees. Northwest winds 0-7 mph.

Monday, Feb. 1

Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly sunny with a high around 25 degrees. Northeast winds 0-7 mph.

Monday night, partly cloudy with a 10 percent chance for isolated snow showers. Low around 10 degrees with northeast winds 0-7 mph.

Tuesday, Feb. 2 / Groundhog Day

Partly sunny in the morning then mostly cloudy in the afternoon with a 30 percent chance for snow in the afternoon. High around 25 degrees with northeast winds 8-14 mph.

Tuesday night, mostly cloudy/overcast with a 30 percent chance for snow showers. Low near 17 degrees with northeast winds 8-14 mph.

Regional Long-Range Trends: Wed. Feb. 3 –  Tue. Feb. 9

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.

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