Apex Weather

St. John Valley weather for Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 2022

3-day outlook: Wednesday-Friday

An area of low pressure off the Mid-Atlantic coast will move north today then traverse the region roughly along the Maine-New Brunswick border tonight. This system will bring a chance for drizzle this morning then showers in the afternoon with rain likely tonight with locally heavy areas of rainfall possible. 

Rain tapers to showers overnight into Thursday with showers lingering into the morning hours with temperatures about 15 to 20 degrees above normal before falling later in the day. Mostly sunny skies develop Thursday afternoon. Gusty northwest winds are expected as high pressure builds into the region from the Great Lakes behind a cold front that is expected to cross the Valley early tomorrow morning. Thursday night is expected to be clear and frosty with overnight lows in Fort Kent dipping into the mid-20s.

Friday remains clear and dry with Fort Kent with mostly clear skies expected Friday night along with a light southwest wind.

Today and tonight
Cloudy with a high around 66 degrees. Drizzle in the morning then a chance for showers in the afternoon. 100 percent chance for precipitation with between a tenth and quarter-inch rainfall expected. South wind 4-8 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon at 8-9 mph.

Tonight, cloudy with a 100 percent chance for rain in the evening then showers after midnight. Rainfall totals in the 0.25 to 0.50-inch range expected. Low near 56 degrees. East-southeast wind 2-4 mph in the evening then becoming southwest 4-8 mph overnight. 

Thursday, Oct. 27
Partly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly clear in the afternoon with a 30 percent chance for showers, mainly in the morning tapering off in the afternoon. Early high near 64 degrees. Wind becoming northwest around 10-15 mph gusting 20-30 mph.

Thursday night, mostly clear overnight with a low near 27 degrees. Northwest wind 10-15 mph in the evening then 5-8 mph overnight. 

Friday, Oct. 28
Sunny with a high around 49 degrees. Northwest wind 5-6 mph in the morning then becoming west 4-6 mph in the afternoon.

Friday night, mostly clear with a low near 29 degrees. West wind 0-7 mph.

4- to 7-day: Saturday-Tuesday
High pressure will build across the SJV through Sunday with mostly clear skies and cool conditions. Low pressure approaches from the southwest Monday with increasing clouds and a chance for rain after midnight. Model uncertainty exists regarding the timing and strength of this system with a chance for rain expected Tuesday under mostly cloudy skies. Daytime highs will be averaging about 10 degrees above normal for this time of year with overnight lows also about 5 to 10 degrees above normal Saturday night through Monday night.

Saturday, Oct. 29
Mostly sunny with a high around 57 degrees. Southwest wind 0-7 mph.

Saturday night, mostly clear with a low near 34 degrees. West wind 0-7 mph.

Sunday, Oct. 30
Partly cloudy with a high near 58 degrees. West wind 0-7 mph

Sunday night, partly cloudy with a low around 36 degrees. South wind 0-7 mph.

Monday, Oct. 31 / Halloween
Partly sunny with a high around 57 degrees. South wind 0-7 mph.

Monday night, mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for rain after midnight. Low near 43 degrees. South wind 0-7 mph.

Tuesday, Nov. 1
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for rain. High near 57 degrees. South wind 0-7 mph.

Tuesday night, mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for rain. Low near 45 degrees. South wind becoming west overnight 0-7 mph. 

8- to 14-day trends: Wednesday, Nov. 2-Tuesday, Nov. 8

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.

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