A great time to be outside
The weather forecast for Fredericksburg and vicinity is actually kinda boring for meteorologists, featuring pretty much the same thing each day for the next week or so: partly to mostly sunny with highs in the mid- to upper 70s and morning lows in the 50s with little or no chance of rain. That, of course, means a fantastic forecast for anyone with outdoor plans either for work or for recreation including those with plans to attend the Virginia State Fair.
In the meantime this morning’s clouds will persist over the ‘Burg and eastern parts of the region as surface high pressure – and the accompanying clockwise circulation around it – over the New England states creates a cold air damming wedge (CAD) on the wings of northeasterly breezes (yellow arrow below):
The surface winds traveling over the cool Atlantic waters are picking up enough moisture to create a cloud deck that will play peekaboo with the sun today, providing mostly cloudy conditions throughout this morning and early afternoon. The sun will hopefully win out as the afternoon progresses but these CAD events are stubborn so I expect today’s high temperature will struggle to climb above the 70-degree mark.
Earlier forecast model hints at a coastal storm that might affect Fredericksburg late in the weekend have vanished. Said storm will form but will stay far enough off the coast to keep our weather dry. Also, the tropics continue to remain abnormally quiet at this point in the Atlantic hurricane season, while a quick look at the Climate Prediction Center’s website indicates above average temperatures will persist over the East Coast through the first part of October.
This weather this last weekend of September provides a beautiful excuse to go outdoors and enjoy Nature. Make your plans accordingly!!