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St. John Valley weather for July 28 to Aug. 3, 2021

Short-Term Outlook: Wednesday – Friday

High pressure over western Québec will build into the Valley today and center over the region tonight. The ridge will move east of the region tomorrow with a low pressure area approaching from the west with a cold front.

This system will move across the SJV Thursday night into Friday with rain likely along with a slight chance for isolated thunderstorms Friday afternoon. Rain tapers to showers behind the front Friday night.

Today & Tonight

Mostly sunny to partly cloudy with high around 68 degrees. Northwest winds 5-10 mph.

Tonight, mostly clear with a low near 43 degrees with west-southwest winds 0-5 mph. Some patchy fog possible after midnight.

Thursday, July 29

Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy in the afternoon with a 20 percent chance for showers in the afternoon. High near 74 degrees with southwest winds 5-10 mph.

Thursday night, mostly cloudy with an 80 percent chance for showers in the evening then rain overnight. Rainfall totals between 0.10 and 0.25 inch. Fog possible after midnight. Low around 54 degrees with south winds 0-5 mph.

Friday, July 30

Mostly cloudy with an 80 percent chance for rain with isolated thunderstorms possible in the afternoon. Rain tapers to showers in the late afternoon. Rainfall amounts between 0.25 and 0.50-inch. High around 65 degrees with west winds 0-10 mph.

Friday night, partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance for showers. Rainfall totals less than 0.10-inch expected. Low near 50 degrees with northwest winds 5-10 mph.

Medium-Range Outlook: Saturday – Tuesday

An upper-level trough will keep a chance for scattered showers across the Valley Saturday. A cold front approaches Sunday with a chance for more widespread showers across the area. Large ridge of high pressure over the West will keep a persistent trough over the East with a chance for showers continuing Monday and Tuesday.

Saturday, July 31

Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance for showers. High around 67 degrees with west winds 10-15 mph.

Saturday night, partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for showers. Low near 50 degrees with west winds 0-5 mph.

Sunday, August 1

Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance for afternoon showers and scattered thunderstorms. High near 70 degrees with southwest winds 0-7 mph.

Sunday night, partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance for showers. Low near 50 degrees with southwest winds 0-5 mph.

Monday, August 2

Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance for showers. High around 70 degrees with west winds 0-7 mph.

Monday night, partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for showers. Low around 50 degrees with southwest winds 0-7 mph.

Tuesday, August 3

Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for showers. High around 75 degrees with southwest winds 5-10 mph.

Tuesday night, partly cloudy with a 10 percent chance for showers. Low near 53 degrees with southwest winds 0-5 mph.

Long-Range Trends: Wed. Aug. 4 –  Tue. Aug. 10

Below normal temperatures   / 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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