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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Busy weather week

Now on the back side of the Arctic frontal passage that created yesterday’s wild weather the westerly winds are blowing and the temperature today (Thursday) will do no better than to either hold steady or decline as the day progresses.  One result of last night’s widespread heavy rains is that the river levels will rise.  Here is a forecast for the Rappahannock River at Fredericksburg from the National Weather Service:

As you can see it predicts a peak tonight below flood stage but the river level will be very high compared to normal so caution is recommended around the waters’ edge.

Then tonight the passage of an upper level trough will trigger some snow showers perhaps resulting in a brief dusting of snow by dawn, with Friday’s temperatures struggling to reach the 40 degree (F) mark.  Another chance at snow showers will occur overnight Saturday, but I’ll take a closer look at that probability in tomorrow’s post.  Meanwhile enjoy our changeable Virginia weather on this last day of January.