St. John Valley weather for Jan. 25-31, 2023
3-Day Outlook: Wed. Jan. 25 – Fri. Jan. 27
Low pressure will track from the Ohio Valley into Upstate New York today then transfer energy to a coastal low Thursday morning. The coastal low will track into the Maritimes tomorrow evening and will bring a significant winter storm to the SJV.
Mostly sunny skies, cold, and dry conditions are expected today as Arctic high pressure moves across the region. Clouds increase this afternoon along with chances for snow tonight with snow likely, heavy at times, for the Saint John Valley overnight through Thursday afternoon.
Currently, snow estimates are in the 10 to 12 inch range across much of the Saint John Valley. Freezing rain may mix in for a period Thursday afternoon. Ice accumulations less than one-tenth an inch are possible. Snow tapers to snow showers Thursday evening before ending around midnight. Gusty east to northeast winds tomorrow shift to the west tomorrow night and remain blustery into Friday morning before subsiding Friday afternoon as another burst of Arctic air moves into the SJV. Winds will likely produce areas of blowing snow Thursday morning.
Today: Mostly sunny in the morning then increasing clouds in the afternoon. High around 14. West-northwest winds in the morning becoming southeast in the afternoon 3-4 mph.
Tonight: Cloudy with a 100% chance for snow. Snow accumulations 4 to 8 inches possible. Low near 7. Southeast wind becoming east 6 to 11 mph in the evening. Winds gusting in the 20-25 mph range. Areas of blowing snow possible overnight.
Thursday, Jan. 26: Cloudy with a 100% chance for snow with a slight chance of freezing rain mixing in during the afternoon. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. New snow and sleet accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible. High near 26. East wind 9 to 18 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gusting up to 30-35 mph. Areas of blowing snow possible in the morning.
Thursday Night: Snow, mainly after 2am. Low around 3. Wind chill values as low as -4. Calm wind becoming east 5 to 9 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
Thursday: Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 25. East wind 12 to 17 mph becoming northwest 6 to 11 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 7 to 11 inches possible.
Thursday Night: Cloudy with a 40% chance for snow showers in the evening. Little additional accumulation expected. Low near 9. West wind 15-20 mph with gusts in the 25-30 mph range possible.
Friday: Mostly sunny with a high near 16. West wind 6 to 14 mph with gusts 25-30 mph possible.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy with a low around -3. South wind 0-7 mph.
4-7 Day Outlook: Sat. Jan. 28 – Tue. Jan. 31
Mostly cloudy skies develop Saturday morning as a warm front lifts across the area with a chance for snow Saturday afternoon into the evening. A trough of low pressure will cross the area Sunday producing some light snow Sunday night into Monday morning before tapering off around midday. Another Arctic air mass will settle in Monday and Tuesday with daytime highs in the teens and overnight lows near zero Monday and Tuesday nights.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance for light snow in the afternoon. High near 30. South wind 8-14 mph.
Saturday Night: Becoming partly cloudy with a slight chance for snow showers in the evening. Low near -3. West wind 8-14 mph.
Sunday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance for snow in the afternoon. High near 14. Northwest wind 8-14 mph.
Sunday Night: Becoming cloudy with a 30% chance for snow. Low near 1. North wind 0-7 mph.
Monday: A slight chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 14. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Northwest wind 0-7 mph.
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -2. Northwest wind 0-7 mph.
Tuesday: A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 15. Chance of precipitation is 20%. West wind 0-7 mph.
Tuesday Night: Cloudy with a 20% chance for snow. Low near -2. Northwest wind 0-7 mph.
8-14 Day Trends: Wed. Feb. 1 – Mon. Feb. 6
Below 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.