Apex Weather

St. John Valley weather for Jan. 6-12, 2022

Three-day outlook: Thursday – Saturday

A trough will keep plenty of clouds across the Valley today along with a slight chance for precipitation. Mostly cloudy skies continue overnight as a low pressure area over the Mid-Atlantic tracks into the Gulf of Maine and strengthens as it moves from Cape Cod to Nova Scotia. 

Snow is likely tomorrow afternoon into the evening hours before tapering off overnight. Presently, 1-2 inches are expected for northwestern to central portions of the County, including Allagash, St. Francis, Fort Kent and Madawaska with 3-4 inches for east/southeast portions including Van Buren and locations south.

Skies will clear Saturday morning as high pressure centered over the Mid-Atlantic builds in on blustery northwest winds. A frontal system approaches Sunday a chance for snow across the SJV ushering in a very cold Arctic air mass for next week.

Today and Tonight 

Mostly cloudy with a slight chance for snow showers. Chance for precipitation 5 percent. High around 25 degrees. Northwest winds 4-8 mph.

Tonight, mostly cloudy with a chance for snow after midnight. Chance for precipitation 40 percent with less than 0.10-inch expected. Low near 11 degrees. North winds at 2 mph become northeast at 2 mph overnight.

Friday, Jan. 7

Cloudy with snow likely in the afternoon. 70 percent chance for precipitation with less than 0.10-inch expected. Around 2 inches of snow accumulation expected. High near 20 degrees. Northeast winds become north 5-10 mph with gusts 15-20 mph in the afternoon.

Friday night, cloudy with a chance for snow tapering off around midnight. Chance for precipitation 60 percent with less than 0.10-inch expected. Low near 4 degrees. Northwest winds 10-15 mph. Wind chill values -10 to -15 degrees.

Saturday, Jan. 8

Mostly clear and blustery. High near 12 degrees. 5 percent chance for precipitation. Northwest winds 9-11 mph with gusts to around 20 mph in the morning becoming west/southwest at 3 mph in the afternoon/evening. 

Saturday night, partly cloudy. 50 percent chance for snow after midnight. Low near 2 degrees. South winds 0-7 mph.
Days 4-7: Sunday – Wednesday

An Arctic air mass settles across the Valley early next week with the coldest temperatures of the season with highs by Tuesday only in the single digits below zero. Tuesday night into Wednesday will see temperatures falling towards or below -20 degreesF. 

Sunday, Jan. 9

Cloudy with a chance for snow. 30 percent chance for precipitation. High in the evening near 30 degrees with south winds 8-14 mph.

Sunday night, mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for snow tapering off overnight. Low around 5 degrees. West winds 8-14 mph.

Monday, Jan. 10

Partly sunny and cold with a high near 10 degrees. 10 percent chance for precipitation. Northwest winds 8-14 mph.

Monday night, partly cloudy and cold with a low near -15 degrees. Northwest winds 8-14 mph.

Tuesday, Jan. 11

Partly cloudy and very cold with a high near -7 degrees. Northwest winds 8-14 mph.

Tuesday night, partly cloudy and very cold with a low near -20 degrees. West winds 0-7 mph.

Wednesday, Jan. 12

Partly cloudy to partly sunny with a 5 percent chance for precipitation. High near 4 degrees. Southwest winds 0-7 mph.

Wednesday night, partly cloudy and very cold with a low near -9 degrees. Southeast winds 0-7 mph.

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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