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St. John Valley weather for March 31-April 6, 2021

High pressure moving east will allow southerly flow to set up across the Valley with above normal temperatures across the region. Clouds will increase this morning as a cold front approaches. 

Rain is expected to overspread Fort Kent late today with rain likely tonight and Thursday as a low pressure area develops over the Mid-Atlantic and runs north along the front and tracks along the coast Thursday afternoon and evening.  Rain changes to snow showers Thursday night as wrap-around circulation draws colder air into the region. Snow showers continue into Friday morning changing to rain showers Friday afternoon then back to snow showers Friday night.

Wednesday, March 31

Partly sunny in the morning then becoming cloudy in the afternoon with a 40 percent chance for rain by evening. Precipitation totals less than 0.10-inch. High around 57 degrees with south winds around 10 mph.

Wednesday night, cloudy with a 100 percent chance for rain. Precipitation totals between 0.25 and 0.50-inch. Low near 37 degrees with southwest winds becoming north 0 to 5 mph.

Thursday, April 1

Cloudy with a  100 percent chance for rain. Precipitation totals between 0.50 and 0.75-inch. High around 40 degrees with north winds around 10 mph.

Thursday night, cloudy with a 70 percent chance for rain in the evening then snow showers overnight. Precipitation totals around 0.10-inch. Low near 24 degrees with northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. 

Friday, April 2

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for morning snow showers changing to rain showers in the afternoon. Precipitation totals less than 0.10-inch. High near 39 degrees with southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Friday night, partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for snow showers. Low around 19 degrees with west/southwest winds 0 to 5 mph.

Medium Range Outlook: Saturday – Tuesday

Saturday’s weather features partly sunny skies and temperatures close to seasonal norms. Partly cloudy skies Sunday morning give way to partly sunny skies in the afternoon along with a chance for rain showers as a weak disturbance circulating around an upper-level low to the east brings some moisture into the region. The upper-level low will remain east of the region through Tuesday keeping a chance for rain and snow showers across the Valley Monday and Tuesday.

Saturday, April 3

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for morning snow showers and afternoon rain/snow showers. High near 40 degrees with west/southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday night, partly cloudy with a 10 percent chance for precipitation. Low near 19 degrees with west/northwest winds 0 to 5 mph.

Sunday, April 4

Partly cloudy in the morning then partly sunny in the afternoon with a 20 percent chance for rain and snow showers in the afternoon. High around  43 degrees with north winds 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday night, partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for rain/snow showers. Low around 29 degrees with north/northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Monday, April 5

Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance for morning snow showers and afternoon rain showers. High near 44 degrees with north/northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Monday night, partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for rain and snow showers. Low around 32 degrees with north/northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday, April 6

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for rain and snow showers. High around 47 degrees with north/northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday night, partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for rain ans snow showers. Low around 33 degrees with north/northwest winds around 5 mph.

Long-Range Trends: Wed. Apr. 7 –  Tue. Apr. 13

Above normal temperatures  /  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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