Sun for Presidents’ Day plus a glance ahead
After a very chilly start to the holiday (12 degrees (F) at the UMW weather station) Presidents’ Day will feature sunshine and a climb back toward more normal late February temperatures with a high in the mid-40s and light southerly winds. However, in keeping with the current progressive weather pattern another surface low pressure system will soar across the Great Lakes Tuesday and drag a cold front through the ‘Burg. That will trigger light precipitation over Fredericksburg for most of Tuesday that might actually start out as some sleet or freezing rain during the early morning hours before surface temperatures climb above freezing.
Meanwhile here is a visible satellite image from 9:01 a.m. that shows the very clear skies over our region. The blue oval and blue arrow indicate snow cover that still exists from recent storms. Much of the area over south-central Virginia will disappear as today progresses, but the snow in higher elevations of the Appalachians will take a bit longer to melt.