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St. John Valley weather for March 23-29, 2022

Three-day outlook: Wednesday-Friday

High pressure in northern Québec will build down into the region through tonight with partly cloudy skies spread across the Valley today into night. Clouds increase Thursday morning as low pressure crossing the Great Lakes into Canada begins to affect the SJV’s weather with snow overspreading the Valley over the course of the day. 

Snow continues into the overnight hours with increased snowfall possible after midnight as a secondary low tracks either along the Downeast coast or interior Downeast Maine. Snow is expected through Friday afternoon before tapering to snow showers that linger into Saturday morning. Based on current forecast model data, the system will bring mainly snow to northern Maine with most locations seeing 6-8 inches with some locations in the 8- to 12-inch range.

Today and tonight

Partly to considerably cloudy with a high around 37 degrees. 5 percent chance for snow showers.  North wind 11-12 mph.

Tonight, partly cloudy with a low near 14 degrees. 5 percent chance for snow showers. North near calm. 

Thursday, March 24 

Increasing clouds in the morning then cloudy in the afternoon with an 100 percent chance for snow, mainly in the afternoon. Precipitation totals between 1/10 and 1/4 inch. Snowfall totals around 1 inch expected. High around 32 degrees. Southeast wind 8-10 mph.

Thursday night, cloudy with a 100 percent chance for snow. Precipitation totals between 1/4 and 1/2 inch with 2-4 inches snowfall expected. Low near 29 degrees. Southeast wind 6-8 mph. 

Friday, March 25 

Cloudy with a 100 percent chance for snow. Precipitation totals in the 1/4 to 1/2-inch range with around 3-5 inches snow accumulation expected. High near 33 degrees. East-northeast wind 5-8 mph.

Friday night, mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance for snow showers. Low around 26 degrees. Northwest wind 0-7 mph.

Four- to seven-day outlook: Saturday – Tuesday

Scattered snow showers Saturday morning taper off in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy skies are expected Saturday afternoon into the overnight hours. A chance for snow showers mixing with rain in the afternoon/evening continues Sunday as an upper-level trough lingers over the region and a surface cold front approaches from the west. Snow showers are expected Sunday night through Tuesday as the upper-level low slowly moves east.

Saturday, March 26

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for isolated snow showers tapering off in the afternoon. High around 38 degrees. Northwest wind 0-7 mph.

Saturday night, cloudy with a 50 percent chance for scattered snow showers. Low near 26 degrees. Northwest wind 0-7 mph.

Sunday, March 27

Cloudy with a 30 percent chance of morning snow showers and afternoon rain/snow showers. High near 37 degrees. North wind 0-7 mph.

Sunday night, mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for snow showers. Low around 22 degrees. Northwest wind 8-14 mph.

Monday, March 28

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for snow showers. High around 29 degrees. Northwest wind 8-14 mph.

Monday night, mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for snow showers. Low near 15 degrees. Northwest wind 8-14 mph.

Tuesday, March 29

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for snow showers. High around 28 degrees. Northwest wind 8-14 mph.

Tuesday night, mostly cloudy with a 5 percent chance for snow showers. Low near 18 degrees. Northwest wind 0-7 mph.

Eight- to 14-day trends: Wednesday, March 30-Tuesday, April 5

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.

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