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St. John Valley Weather for March 9-15, 2022

Three-day outlook: Wednesday-Friday

Two areas of low pressure affect the region Wednesday — one tracking north of the Valley in Canada and one tracking across the Gulf of Maine. These systems will produce increased cloudiness in the afternoon with mostly cloudy skies this evening. High pressure returns Thursday with partly cloudy skies across the region.

Mostly cloudy skies develop Friday as a weak low pressure area affects the SJV with snow overspreading the area Friday afternoon into Friday night.

Today and tonight

Increasing clouds in the morning then mostly cloudy in the afternoon with a 5 percent chance for isolated snow showers. High around 32 degrees. Southwest wind 4-9 mph.

Tonight, mostly cloudy in the evening then partly cloudy overnight with a 20 percent chance for isolated snow showers after midnight. Low near 23 degrees. South-southwest wind 6-8 mph increasing to 8-12 mph overnight. 

Thursday, March 10

Partly cloudy to mostly sunny in the morning then partly cloudy in the afternoon with a high near 36 degrees. 20 percent chance for isolated snow showers, mainly in the afternoon. West wind 12-14 mph.

Thursday night, partly cloudy with a 10 percent chance for isolated snow showers. Low near 12 degrees. West wind 3-6 mph becoming northwest after midnight.

Friday, March 11 

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for snow in the afternoon. High around 30 degrees. Northwest wind in the morning becoming west in the afternoon 3-6 mph.

Friday night, mostly cloudy with a 70 percent chance for snow. Low near 23 degrees. East wind 0-7 mph.

Four- to seven-day outlook: Saturday-Tuesday

Snow is expected Saturday as a strengthening low pressure system moves up from the Middle Atlantic region. Snow mixes with rain for a period in the afternoon before changing to all snow again Saturday night. snow tapers to snow showers as the system moves away to the northeast with windy northwest winds across the Valley Sunday. High pressure crosses the region Monday with a weak disturbance from the west bringing a chance for isolated snow showers Tuesday.

Saturday, March 12

Mostly cloudy to overcast with a 90 percent chance for snow in the morning then rain/snow in the afternoon. High around 35 degrees. East wind 8-14 mph.

Saturday night, cloudy in the evening then mostly cloudy overnight with a 90 percent chance for snow. Brisk with a low near 16 degrees. Northwest wind 8-14 mph.

Sunday, March 13 

Daylight Saving Time starts at 2 a.m. 

(Advance clocks 1 hour)

Mostly cloudy in the morning then partly sunny to partly cloudy in the afternoon with a 20 percent chance for snow showers tapering off in the afternoon. High near 20 degrees. Northwest wind 15-22 mph.

Sunday night, partly cloudy in the evening then mostly clear overnight with a low near 3 degrees. West wind 0-7 mph.

Monday, March 14

Partly cloudy in the morning with increasing clouds in the afternoon. 10 percent chance for precipitation. High around 32 degrees. Southwest wind 8-14 mph.

Monday night, mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for snow showers. Low near 18 degrees. Southwest wind 0-7 mph.

Tuesday, March 15

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for isolated snow showers. High around 37 degrees. West wind 8-14 mph.

Tuesday night, partly cloudy with a 10 percent chance for isolated snow showers. Low near 18 degrees. West wind 0-7 mph.

Eight- to 14-day trends: Wednesday, March 16-Tuesday, March 22

Climate Prediction Center

Near normal temperatures / Above 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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