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Maybe we can salvage Saturday

The rain appears to be on a delayed arrival until late this afternoon so we may eke out one more decent day of cool and dry weather, although sans sunshine.  As seen in this visible satellite image taken at 7:45 a.m. most of the Old Dominion east of the mountains is covered by clouds that will thicken and lower as today wears on:

A quick check of weather stations around the state shows that most sites east of the mountains have dewpoints at or above the 60 degree level so the surface humidity is on the rise.  Even so our delightfully dry air is proving tough to moisten so the rain is being delayed a bit.

In terms of rainfall the Weather Prediction Center has backed off the estimates on the total amount expected for Fredericksburg between now and Tuesday morning as shown in this forecast graphic:

The darker green shading that touches on the Fredericksburg area represents 0.25 inches, significantly less than yesterday’s graphic showed (it was upwards of three times that amount).  Of course if a thunderstorm – perhaps on Monday – occurs over your backyard that local total could be higher but most folks will see only showers this weekend.

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