Apex Weather

St. John Valley weather for Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2022

3-Day Outlook: Wednesday-Friday

Rain is expected to develop this afternoon as a cold front approaches. Southeast winds will increase into the 15-20 mph range and remain elevated through Thursday afternoon as a strengthening low pressure area tracks near James Bay in Canada and pulls the cold front across the region tonight. Rainfall totals near 1 inch are expected from this system. by tomorrow morning.

Colder air will move in behind the front with temperatures falling into the 20s by tomorrow morning resulting in flash freezing of water on area roadways, so this will be something to keep in mind during the morning commute. Precipitation will change to snow showers early Thursday that will linger into the afternoon under mostly cloudy skies in the morning. Clouds will thin tomorrow afternoon with partly cloudy skies and less windy conditions overnight.

Partly sunny skies are expected Friday with southerly flow developing in the afternoon as the next low pressure system approaches. Mostly cloudy skies are expected overnight into Saturday with increasing chances for precipitation after midnight.

Today and Tonight
Becoming cloudy with a slight chance for snow showers then rain likely in the afternoon. Rainfall totals in the quarter- to half-inch range. Less than 1 inch snowfall. High near 38 degrees. Southeast wind 10-20 mph gusting to 44 mph.

Tonight, cloudy and windy with a 100 percent chance for rain tapering to showers around midnight then to snow showers after midnight. Low near 26 degrees. South wind 10-20 mph gusting to 39 mph.

Thursday, Dec. 1
Mostly cloudy in the afternoon with a 20 percent chance for snow showers. High near 33 degrees. West wind 10-15 mph gusting to 26 mph.

Thursday night, partly cloudy with a low near 16 degrees. West wind around 10 mph in the evening then 3-6 mph overnight.

Friday, Dec. 2
Partly sunny with a high near 29 degrees West wind 3-6 mph becoming south in the afternoon around 4 mph.

Friday night, becoming mostly cloudy with a low near 24 degrees. South wind 0-7 mph.

Days 4 to 7: Saturday-Tuesday

Snow overspreads the area Saturday morning then changes to rain in the afternoon which lasts overnight into Sunday. A snow/rain mix is expected Sunday morning behind the cold front tapering to snow showers that end in the afternoon. Breezy southerly winds Saturday afternoon and evening become westerly Sunday.

High pressure builds in later Sunday with partly cloudy skies through Monday morning. As the next fast-moving frontal system approaches, clouds increase Monday afternoon. Some isolated snow showers are possible Monday afternoon into the overnight hours. A chance for snow mixing with rain Tuesday afternoon is currently expected.

Saturday, Dec. 3
Mostly cloudy with an 80 percent chance for snow mixing with and changing to rain in the afternoon. High near 42 degrees. South wind 8-14 mph.

Saturday night, mostly cloudy with a 60 percent chance for rain. Low near 28 degrees. Southwest wind 8-14 mph.

Sunday, Dec. 4
Cloudy in the morning then decreasing clouds in the afternoon. 30 percent chance for morning snow/rain mix tapering to snow showers before ending in the afternoon. High around 34 degrees. West wind 8-14 mph.

Sunday night, partly cloudy with a low near 15 degrees. West wind 0-7 mph.

Monday, Dec. 5
Partly cloudy in the morning then increasing clouds in the afternoon with a 20 percent chance for afternoon snow showers. High around 35 degrees. South wind 0-7 mph.

Monday night, partly cloudy with a low near 25 degrees. 30 percent chance for snow. South wind 0-7 mph.

Tuesday, Dec. 6
Mostly cloudy in the morning then cloudy in the afternoon with morning snow then afternoon snow/rain mix. High around 37 degrees. South wind 0-7 mph.

Tuesday night, mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for snow/rain mix. Low near 27 degrees. South wind 0-7 mph.

8- to 14-day trends: Wednesday, Dec. 7-Tuesday, Dec. 13

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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