St. John Valley weather for May 4-10, 2022
3-Day Outlook: Wednesday-Friday
A cold front will approach from the west today and cross the Valley this evening. Rain is likely through the afternoon then tapers to showers this evening. Showers end overnight with clearing skies as high pressure builds in from the northwest.
High pressure will bring mostly sunny skies Thursday morning and partly cloudy skies in the afternoon with a breezy northwest wind. Partly cloudy skies continue into the overnight hours with a slight chance for precipitation.
A weak disturbance will cross northern Maine Friday with partly sunny skies in the morning and a slight chance for an isolated shower. Clouds decrease in the afternoon as the disturbance moves east. Mostly clear skies and a light northwest wind will allow radiational cooling to lower overnight temperatures into the mid-20s Friday night.
Today and Tonight
Cloudy with rain likely. 80 percent chance for precipitation with rainfall amounts in the 1/10th-inch range expected. High around 53 degrees. South wind 4-5 mph.
Tonight, partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly clear overnight with a 50 percent chance for rain in the evening. Rainfall totals less than 5/100ths inch. Low near 34 degrees. Northwest wind 2-4 mph.
Thursday, May 5
Mostly sunny in the morning then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Breezy with a 5 percent chance for precipitation. High around 52 degrees. Northwest wind 10-15 mph.
Thursday night, partly cloudy with a 5 percent chance for precipitation. Low near 30 degrees. Northwest wind 4-5 mph.
Friday, May 6
Partly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon with a 5 percent chance for isolated showers. High around 48 degrees. Northwest wind 8-11 mph.
Friday night, mostly clear with a low near 27 degrees. Northwest wind 0-7 mph.
4 to 7 Day Outlook: Saturday – Tuesday
A ridge of high pressure will dominate the Valley’s weather well into next week with mostly sunny skies Saturday through Monday with partly cloudy skies expected Tuesday. Cooler temperatures at the outset will moderate as the week progresses.
Saturday, May 7
Sunny with a high around 53 degrees. North wind 0-7 mph.
Saturday night, mostly clear with a low near 28 degrees. Northwest wind 0-7 mph.
Sunday, May 8 / Mother’s Day
Mostly sunny with a high around 62 degrees. North wind 0-7 mph.
Sunday night, mostly clear with a low near 33 degrees. North wind 0-7 mph.
Monday, May 9
Mostly sunny with a high around 69 degrees. South wind 0-7 mph.
Monday night, mostly clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy overnight with a low near 40 degrees. South wind 0-7 mph.
Tuesday, May 10
Partly cloudy with a 5 percent chance for precipitation. High around 73 degrees. South wind 0-7 mph.
Tuesday night, mostly clear with a low around 46 degrees. Southwest wind 0-7 mph.
8- to 14-day Trends: Wednesday, May 11-Tuesday, May 17
Above normal temperatures / Below 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.