St. John Valley weather for Feb. 24-March 2, 2021
Short-Term Outlook: Wednesday – Friday
Mostly cloudy skies are expected across Fort Kent today. Clouds will thicken this afternoon as an area of low pressure quickly moves east from the Great Lakes and crosses Maine tonight then heads into the Maritimes Thursday morning.
Chances for snow increase this afternoon with snow likely overnight tapering to snow showers Thursday morning.
A cold air mass will build in on gusty northwest winds with snow showers persisting into Wednesday afternoon along with areas of blowing snow. Fort Kent and vicinity may pick up a couple of inches from this system with the heaviest snowfall will be in Northern Somerset and Northern Piscataquis Counties where a winter weather advisory has been issued for Wednesday night.
High temperatures will occur early Thursday with temperatures falling throughout the day and bottoming out in the 5 to 10 below zero range Thursday night under mostly clear skies. Mostly sunny skies continue Friday as high pressure moves across the Valley then into the Atlantic Friday night.
Today & Tonight
Mostly cloudy with a slight chance for snow showers then cloudy in the afternoon with a chance for snow. Chance for snow 40 percent. High around 36 degrees with west/southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Overnight, cloudy with an 80 percent chance for snow. 2-3 inches snowfall possible. Low near 16 degrees with southwest winds 0 to 5 mph in the evening shifting to the north/northwest after midnight increasing to 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday, February 25
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for snow showers in the morning tapering off in the afternoon. Areas of blowing snow possible. Additional accumulations less than 1-inch. High around 21 degrees with northwest winds 10 to 20 mph gusting 25 to 30 mph.
Thursday night, mostly clear with a low near -5 degreesF. Chance for precipitation 5 percent in the evening. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Friday, February 26
Mostly sunny with a high around 20 degrees. Northwest winds become west/southwest 5 to 10 mph.
Friday night, mostly clear with a low near 5 degrees. Southwest winds 0 to 5 mph.
Medium-Range: Saturday – Tuesday
A cold front approaches Saturday into Sunday with a chance for snow and possibly some afternoon rain showers mixing in Sunday afternoon. Partial clearing Sunday night gives way to increasing clouds Monday morning as a low pressure system moves east from the Great Lakes with a chance for snow overspreading Fort Kent and vicinity Monday afternoon. Snow showers continue overnight into Tuesday morning. Partly cloudy skies develop Tuesday afternoon as high pressure over the Mid-Atlantic builds into the SJV.
Saturday, February 27
Mostly sunny in the morning then increasing clouds with a 40 percent chance for snow in the afternoon. High around 35 degrees with south winds 10 to 15 mph
Saturday night, cloudy with a 60 percent chance for snow. Low near 28 degrees with southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday, February 28
Mostly cloudy with a chance for snow showers in the morning then a slight chance for rain/snow showers in the afternoon. Chance for precipitation 20 percent. High around 39 degrees with west winds 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday night, partly cloudy in the evening then mostly cloudy after midnight with a 40 percent chance for snow showers. Low near 22 degrees with southwest winds 0 to 5 mph.
Monday, March 1
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for snow showers. High around 35 degrees with west winds 5 to 10 mph.
Monday night, mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for snow showers. Low near 5 degrees with northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday, March 2
Becoming partly cloudy with a slight chance for snow showers in the morning. Partly cloudy in the afternoon with a high near 19 degrees. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday night, partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for snow showers. Low around 5 degrees with northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Regional Long-Range Trends: Wed. Mar. 3 – Tue. Mar. 9
Above normal temperatures / 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.