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St. John Valley weather for Feb. 3-9, 2021

Short-Term Outlook: Wednesday – Friday

Low pressure that produced yesterday’s Nor’easter will continue to move away from the region in the Maritimes. A large upper-level low associated with the system will move east across the region today producing snow showers across the Valley through the afternoon hours. Snow showers continue into the evening hours then diminish after midnight as the upper low moves further east. 

Mostly cloudy skies Thursday become partly cloudy Thursday night as high pressure briefly builds into the area. Clouds increase by Friday afternoon as a low pressure system tracking towards the Valley from the Great Lakes draws an occluded front towards the region with snow overspreading Fort Kent Friday afternoon. Snow continues overnight into Saturday morning with the potential for 2-4 inches of fresh accumulation by Saturday morning.

Today & Tonight 

Cloudy with an 70 percent chance for snow showers through the afternoon. Precipitation totals between 1/100 and 1/10 inch with snowfall amounts around 1 inch. High near 31 degrees with north winds near 10-15 mph.

Overnight, cloudy with a 50 percent chance for snow showers. Precipitation totals between 1/100 and 1/10 inch with 1 inch snow accumulation. Low around 21 degrees. North winds 5-10 mph. 

Thursday, February 4

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for scattered snow showers, mainly in the morning. High around 27 degrees. Northwest winds 5-10 mph.

Thursday night, partly cloudy with a 10 percent chance for isolated snow showers. Low near 15 degrees with northwest winds 0-5 mph. 

Friday, February 5

Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance for snow developing in the afternoon. High near 30 degrees with south/southeast winds 5-10 mph.

Friday night, cloudy to cloudy with a 90 percent chance for snow. Low near 27 degrees with southeast winds 0-7 mph.

Medium-Range: Saturday – Tuesday

Snow showers linger Saturday afternoon into early Sunday morning. High pressure brings partly cloudy skies for a period Sunday before clouds increase Sunday night as a low pressure system tracking offshore looks to bring another round of snow to the SJV Sunday night and Monday. High pressure builds in Tuesday with partly sunny skies and breezy conditions across the SJV.

Saturday, February 6

Cloudy with a 60 percent chance for snow in the morning tapering to snow showers in the afternoon. High around 32 degrees with southwest winds 8-14 mph.

Saturday night, mostly cloudy skies early become partly cloudy overnight with a 20 percent chance for scattered snow showers. Low near 10 degrees with west winds 8-14 mph.

Sunday, February 7

Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for snow showers in the morning then snow developing in the afternoon. High around 23 degrees with southwest winds 0-7 mph.

Sunday night, mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for snow. Low near 13 degrees with east  winds 0-7 mph.

Monday, February 8

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for snow tapering to snow showers in the afternoon. High in near 20 degrees with northwest winds 8-14 mph.

Monday night, mostly cloudy with a 10 percent chance for isolated snow showers in the evening then decreasing clouds overnight with a low near 0 degrees. West winds 8-14 mph.

Tuesday, February 9

Partly sunny with a high around 14 degrees. 10 percent chance for precipitation. West winds 8-14 mph.

Tuesday night, partly cloudy with a 10 percent chance for precipitation. Low near -3 degrees. Northwest winds 8-14 mph.

Regional Long-Range Trends: Wed. Feb. 10 –  Tue. Feb. 16

Below-normal temperatures and 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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