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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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The next cold front will be a quick hitter

As I write this the clouds ahead of the next cold front are approaching the I-95 corridor to set up a mostly cloudy Monday with mild temperatures – high near 70 (F) – and a south wind.  The approaching boundary is a particular type of cold front known as an “anafront“, meaning the slope of the cold air behind the front is relatively gentle.  This feature typically has most of the associated precipitation behind the surface front itself as the warm air is forced upward over the cold air behind the boundary.  So even though the front itself is forecast to pass through the Fredericksburg vicinity just after midnight tonight there will still be showers hanging around into the morning hours of Tuesday.

The rain will total up to nearly a half-inch in the ‘Burg before all is done Tuesday:

After the skies clear mid-morning Tuesday northerly winds will kick up to 10-15 mph with gusts to over 20.  Temperatures will peak at the 50 degree mark in the early morning hours and slowly drop all day as the cooler Canadian air spills over the mountains and encompasses our area.

The remainder of the week looks to be sunny and seasonable with highs in the mid to upper 50′s and lows in the mid-30′s.  Enjoy!

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