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SJV Weather for March 16-22, 2022

3-Day Outlook: Wednesday – Friday

Weak area of low pressure to the north of the SJV will bring mostly cloudy skies and a chance for some snow showers to the region this morning with little accumulation expected. Party cloudy to partly sunny skies develop this afternoon as high pressure briefly moves across the region. A warm front lifting towards the region tonight brings mostly cloudy skies across the Valley. Some scattered snow showers are possible after midnight. 

The warm front brings warmer air aloft with overrunning rain showers developing Thursday as temperatures rise into the 40s. A cold front slides towards the Valley Thursday night and will be poised to cross the region Friday morning with rain showers continuing across the SJV. 

Showers taper off by Friday afternoon as the cold front moves east, and high pressure builds into the Valley with mostly cloudy skies across the region in the afternoon. Partly cloudy skies develop Friday night with only a slight chance for precipitation.

Wednesday, March 16

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for morning snow showers. High around 37 degrees. South wind 5-6 mph in the morning becoming west-southwest around 8-9 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday night, mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for snow showers after midnight. Precipitation totals less than 0.05-inch. Low near 27 degrees. Southwest wind 3-4 mph in the evening become south around 2 mph after midnight. 

Thursday, March 17 / St. Patrick’s Day
Cloudy with a 50 percent chance for morning snow showers changing to afternoon rain showers. Precipitation totals less than 0.05-inch. High around 45 degrees. South wind 9-11 mph.

Thursday night, mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance for rain showers. Precipitation totals between 0.05 and 0.09-inch. Low near 37 degrees. South wind becoming southwest wind 3-5 mph. 

Friday, March 18 

Cloudy in the morning then mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for rain showers. Precipitation totals less than 0.05-inch expected. High around 45 degrees. Southwest wind 3-5 mph in the morning becoming northwest 9-12 mph in the afternoon.

Friday night, mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy overnight with a 5 percent chance for precipitation. Low near 25 degrees. North wind 0-7 mph.

4 to 7 Day Outlook: Saturday – Tuesday

Uncertainty still exists regarding the exact track of a low pressure approaching the region Saturday. Precipitation types and amounts will be dependent on the low’s ultimate track. Based on current forecast model data, low pressure tracks towards the region from the Great Lakes Saturday with snow or a wintry mix overspreading the Valley in the afternoon. Snow or a wintry mix is likely Saturday night into Sunday morning before tapering to snow showers Sunday evening. The low moves into the Maritimes Monday and deepens creating gusty northwest winds across the SJV Monday and Tuesday. An upper-level disturbance from the northwest brings mostly cloudy skies and a chance for snow showers Monday with snow showers tapering off in coverage and frequency Monday night into Tuesday morning. High pressure builds across the Valley Tuesday night into early Wednesday.

Saturday, March 19

Partly sunny in the morning then becoming cloudy in the afternoon  with a 60 percent chance for snow/wintry mix. High around 36 degrees. East wind 0-7 mph.

Saturday night, cloudy with a 90 percent chance for snow/wintry mix. Low near 29 degrees. East wind 8-14 mph.

Sunday, March 20 / Spring Equinox at 11:33 am

Cloudy with a 70 percent chance for snow/wintry mix tapering to snow showers in the afternoon. High around 37 degrees. North wind 0-7 mph.

Sunday night, mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for snow showers. Low near 27 degrees. Northwest wind 0-7 mph.

Monday, March 21

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for snow showers. High around 36 degrees. Northwest wind 8-14 mph.

Monday night, partly to mostly cloudy with a low near 24 degrees. Northwest wind 8-14 mph.

Tuesday, March 22

Mostly cloudy with a 10 percent chance for snow showers in the morning. High around 34 degrees. Northwest wind 8-14 mph.

Tuesday night, partly cloudy with a 5 percent chance for snow showers. Low near 20 degrees. Northwest wind 0-7 mph.

8 to 14 Day Trends: Wed. Mar. 23 – Tue. Mar. 29
Climate Prediction Center
Above 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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