3-day Outlook: Wednesday, Feb. 7-Friday, Feb. 9
High pressure will be centered across the region today into Thursday then move away Friday. Skies will be partly sunny today and mostly cloudy tonight thanks to some moisture aloft as well as a weak disturbance expected tonight.
Meanwhile, low pressure over the Northern Plains will track towards James Bay heading into the weekend. A warm front ahead of the system lifts across the region Friday night producing a chance for freezing rain and snow overnight into Saturday morning.
Apex Wx Daily Summary
Today: Partly sunny with a high around 32. West/southwest wind near calm.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a low near 12. East wind near calm.
Thursday: Partly sunny with a high around 35. Wind becoming southeast near calm.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a low near 17. Southeast wind near calm.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for precipitation. High around 36. Wind becoming south around 6-8 mph.
Friday night: Mostly cloudy with a 60 percent chance for freezing rain and snow. Low near 30. South wind 0-7 mph.
4- to 7-day Outlook: Saturday, Feb. 10-Tuesday, Feb. 13
A cold front will approaches Saturday with rain, freezing rain, and snow associated with it. Saturday will also feature near record warm temperatures for February. Showers are expected Saturday night into Sunday before cooler air moving back in allows rain to mix with snow showers once more under mostly cloudy skies. Snow showers will persist overnight into Monday with mostly cloudy skies continuing to spread across the Valley.
Then, forecast models suggest a potential storm system for Tuesday, particularly for southern Maine; however, differences presently exist between the American and Canadian longer range projections. For northern Maine, snow showers certainly look to be possible Tuesday.
Apex Wx Daily Summary
Saturday: Cloudy with a 60 percent chance for freezing rain, rain, and snow in the morning changing to rain showers in the afternoon. High around 41. South wind 0-7 mph.
Saturday night: Cloudy/mostly cloudy with 40 percent chance for rain showers mixing with snow showers overnight. Low near 30. Southwest wind 0-7 mph.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for rain/snow showers. High around 38. West wind 0-7 mph.
Sunday night: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for evening rain/snow showers then snow showers overnight. Low near 22. West wind 0-7 mph.
Monday: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for snow showers. High around 31. West wind 0-7 mph.
Monday night: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for snow showers. Low near 13. Northwest wind 0-7 mph.
Tuesday: Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance for snow showers. High around 27. Northwest wind 0-7 mph.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with a low near 14. Northwest wind 8-14 mph.
8- to 14-day Regional Climate Trends: Wednesday, Feb. 14-Tuesday, Feb. 20
Near to below normal temperatures / Below normal precipitation
Note: Computer model precision diminishes the further into the week the forecast projects. Check The County.me or the National Weather Service Caribou, ME at for weather updates with more current information for the Saint John Valley.
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.