By Chris White

Weather Blog: Since Fredericksburg resides "in the seam" between the Richmond VA and Washington DC media markets this blog is a look at the weather from a Fredericksburg-centric point of view.

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Now, back to the weather

I really didn’t expect a lot of folks to read yesterday’s blog post since the election was front and center in the news media…and my expectations were confirmed.  Thus I hope no one is surprised today by the news that the nor’easter currently off the Delaware coastline won’t be affecting the Fredericksburg area much.  The storm’s track is farther off the coast than a couple of models indicated a few days ago, which is keeping the brunt of the system offshore.

So what can the ‘Burg expect?  Today’s (Wednesday’s) temperatures will top out in the low 40s (F), which will be warm enough to keep any snow that falls this afternoon and evening (yes, I used the “S” word) from accumulating. 

Temperatures not far above the surface are cold enough to allow some of the white stuff to mix in with the light rain that the ‘Burg will have, but as this NWS Sterling map indicates the city and the immediate surroundings probably won’t see any whitening of the ground, altho’ points farther east (King George?) may have a dusting.

After the storm pulls farther away to the north and east tonight the light precipitation will taper off as the skies begin to clear and the wind picks up.  Tomorrow (Thursday) will bring sunny skies and blustery winds gusting to 25 mph, but the high temperature will claw its way into the low 50s.

After tomorrow the warmup begins in earnest with temperatures over the weekend reaching the 60s as the stubborn upper air trough over the East Coast lifts away, allowing warmer air to replace the below-average temperatures we’ve been experiencing.  How long will that last?  Into at least early next week…but it IS November so I wouldn’t hold my breath for the warmth to last much beyond that.

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