St. John Valley weather, Feb. 2-8, 2022
Three-day outlook: Wednesday-Friday
A warm front moving across the region today will bring much warmer temperatures to the SJV. Skies will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance for freezing rain and snow showers this morning. Temperatures will continue to rise through the day and remain in the low 30s through early Thursday morning.
Snow overspreads the region this evening with snow likely overnight into Thursday with temperatures falling through the day Thursday. Snow continues Thursday and Thursday night as the cold front is expected to stall over the Gulf. Low pressure moves along the frontal boundary tonight enhancing snowfall mainly to the south of the region.
Snow will taper to snow showers Friday before ending in the afternoon. Much colder air will move back into the region as high pressure builds into the region from the north-northwest. Daytime highs Friday will be in the single digits above zero with overnight lows dipping into the 10 to 15 degrees below range, with colder temperatures possible.
Today and Tonight / Groundhog Day
Mostly cloudy with a slight chance for snow and freezing rain in the morning. 20 percent chance for precipitation. High around 32 degrees. South wind 8-10 mph.
Tonight, mostly cloudy with a low near 30 degrees. A chance for snow in the evening then snow likely after midnight. Precipitation totals between 1/10 and 9/10 inch. Snowfall totals around 1 inch or less. South wind 4-8 mph.
Thursday, Feb. 3
Cloudy with snow likely. Chance for snow 80 percent with precipitation totals between 1/10 and 9/10 inch and 1-2 inches of snow possible. Morning high around 31 degrees with temperatures falling through the day. North wind 5-10 mph.
Thursday night, mostly cloudy with snow likely. 70 percent chance for precipitation with between 1/10 and 1/4 inch and 1-2 inches of snow possible. Low near 2 degrees. North wind 5-8 mph.
Friday, Feb. 4
Mostly cloudy in the morning then partly sunny in the afternoon with snow likely in the morning then a chance for snow showers tapering off in the afternoon. Chance for precipitation 60 percent with less than 1/10 inch precipitation. High around 8 degrees. North wind 3-6 mph.
Friday night, mostly cloudy with a low near minus 11 degrees. 10 percent chance for isolated snow showers. North wind 0-7 mph.
Four- to seven-day outlook: Saturday-Tuesday
Another cold high pressure ridge builds in Saturday into Sunday with decreasing cloudiness Saturday with lows dipping into the minus 10s, possibly colder, under mostly clear skies Saturday night. Clouds increase Sunday afternoon as a cold front approaches from the northwest. The cold front moves across the region Monday with a slight chance for some isolated snow showers. Partly sunny skies are expected Tuesday as high pressure builds across the SJV.
Saturday, Feb. 5
Mostly cloudy in the morning then clearing skies in the afternoon. High near 9 degrees. Northwest wind 0-7 mph.
Saturday night, mostly clear with a low near minus 14 degrees. West wind 0-7 mph.
Sunday, Feb. 6
Partly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy in the afternoon. High around 15 degrees. South wind 0-7 mph.
Sunday night, mostly cloudy with a 5 percent chance for snow showers. Low near 4 degrees with south wind 0-7 mph.
Monday, Feb. 7
Mostly cloudy with a 10 percent chance for isolated snow showers. High near 20 degrees with north wind 0-7 mph.
Monday night, mostly cloudy with a 10 percent chance for isolated snow showers. Low around 1 degree. North wind 0-7 mph.
Tuesday, Feb. 8
Partly sunny with a high near 20 degrees. 5 percent chance for precipitation. Southeast wind 0-7 mph.
Tuesday night, mostly cloudy with a 5 percent chance for precipitation. Low near 6 degrees. South wind 0-7 mph.
Eight- to 14-day trends: Wednesday, Feb. 9-Tuesday, Feb. 15
Above 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.