St. John Valley Weather for March 2-8, 2022
Three-day outlook: Wednesday-Friday
Mostly cloudy skies today with a slight chance for isolated afternoon snow showers as the clipper system that brought snow to the area overnight lifts into the Maritimes. Areas of blowing snow will be possible this afternoon. Mostly cloudy skies expected in the evening with isolated snow showers with skies becoming partly cloudy overnight as the low moves away.
Partly sunny skies Thursday morning become mostly cloudy in the afternoon as another clipper approaches with low pressure developing in the Gulf of Maine. Partly cloudy skies are expected overnight into Friday with lows dropping into the 10s below zero.
Partly cloudy to partly sunny skies are expected Friday with mostly clear skies Friday night with a slight chance for isolated snow showers along with light winds as high pressure spreads across the Valley.
Wednesday, March 2
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for isolated snow showers. Blowing snow possible. High around 25 degrees. Northwest wind 10-15 mph in the morning becoming west around 5-10 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday night, mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for isolated snow showers through midnight. Precipitation totals less than 5/100ths inch expected. Low near 0 degrees. West wind in the evening 4-5 mph becoming northwest overnight 3-4 mph.
Thursday, March 3
Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance for snow in the morning. Little precipitation expected. High around 13 degrees. Northwest wind 10-20 mph gusting 25-30 mph.
Thursday night, partly cloudy with a low near minus 13 degrees. Northwest wind 10-15 mph becoming west 3-8 mph overnight.
Friday, March 4
Sunrise: 6:08 am / Sunset: 5:24 pm | Moonrise: 7:19 am / Moonset: 7:45 pm
Partly cloudy with a high near 15 degrees. West wind 5-10 mph.
Friday night, partly cloudy with a low around minus 1 degree. 5 percent chance for isolated snow showers. West wind 0-7 mph.
Four- to seven-day outlook: Saturday-Tuesday
Mostly sunny and dry conditions. Clouds increase Sunday as an area of low pressure is modeled to track to our west followed by another low pressure system Monday. Currently, snow is forecast for Sunday afternoon through Monday morning with rain mixing in Monday afternoon as temperatures warm into the upper 30s in Fort Kent and vicinity. Mostly to partly cloudy skies with scattered snow showers overnight into Tuesday are currently anticipated Monday night. Snow showers taper off Tuesday morning with partly sunny skies and highs in the low 30s as high pressure builds across the region.
Saturday, March 5 / Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Races in Fort Kent
Mostly sunny with a high around 23 degrees. West wind 8-14 mph.
Saturday night, partly cloudy with a 10 percent chance for isolated snow showers. Low near 4 degrees. Southwest wind 0-7 mph.
Sunday, March 6
Partly cloudy in the morning then increasing clouds in the afternoon with a 70 percent chance for snow in the afternoon. High around 34 degrees. Southeast wind 0-7 mph.
Sunday night, cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy with a 60 percent chance for snow. Low near 25 degrees. Southwest wind 0-7 mph.
Monday, March 7
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for snow with rain mixing in during the afternoon. High around 38 degrees. West wind 0-7 mph.
Monday night, mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for scattered snow showers. Low near 19 degrees. West wind 8-14 mph.
Tuesday, March 8
Partly sunny with a 10 percent chance for isolated morning snow showers. High near 30 degrees. West wind 8-14 mph.
Tuesday night, partly cloudy with a 10 percent chance for isolated snow showers. Low near 13 degrees. West wind 0-7 mph.
Eight- to 14-day trends: Wednesday, March 9-Tuesday, March 15
Climate Prediction Center
Near 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.