Sunny and warm today ahead of a Saturday cold front
Today’s sunny skies will provide a high temperature in the low 80′s for Fredericksburg under comfortable humidity given that dewpoints are in the upper 50′s around the area right now. All this nice weather is ahead of a weak warm front that is currently creating clouds and rainfall across West Virginia and western parts of the Old Dominion:
A high pressure center just offshore will fend off the clouds and rain today so that local Friday night football game attendees will see dry conditions with temperatures near 70 degrees by 9 pm.
Today’s dry weather will give way to showers and thunderstorms Saturday as the cold front – now located over the upper Midwestern states – arrives in our region. (Looks like the outdoor Via Colori events Saturday could be interrupted.) At the moment it appears that the ‘Burg will start getting wet during the late morning hours tomorrow and continue in that regime through at least midnight Saturday. The action could also include severe thunderstorms with strong winds, especially if more sunshine peeks through the clouds than currently expected so be weather aware. Total rainfall tomorrow could approach one inch, a significant amount given that the UMW weather station has recorded less than a quarter inch all month long.
Temperatures Saturday will rise into the upper 70′s with overnight lows only dropping to the low 60′s under the cloud cover. Sunday looks to be at least partly sunny after a cloudy start with gentle northwesterly winds ushering in another round of pleasantly dry Canadian air. High temperatures will top out in the mid-70′s, providing at least half a weekend’s worth of nice weather. Very pleasant autumn conditions then look to prevail during most of next week.