A brilliant Sunday in Fredericksburg
Given the passage of the latest cold front ushering in dry air and bright blue skies it seemed that “brilliant” was the best adjective I could find to describe today.
PUMPKIN PATCHES: Where to pick the perfect pumpkin around Fredericksburg
This visible satellite picture shows Fredericksburg’s cloud-free conditions while the front continues its march southeastward off the Carolina coastline (the light gray shading over WV is valley fog):
This setup will continue our autumnal weather as temperatures – which bottomed out at 43 degrees this morning at the UMW weather station – rise into the mid-60s today. Tomorrow morning the thermometer will dip into the 30s with areas west of Interstate 95 likely seeing their first frost of the season. It would be a good idea to cover or bring inside sensitive plants in your yard tonight if you want them to survive a bit longer.
The winds will be light today and tomorrow ahead of the next cold front due through the region early Wednesday. That front will be a game changer as temperatures will drop even further, northwesterly winds will kick up, and a mention of the “S” word will enter the forecast for western Virginia mountains. As I mentioned in Friday’s blogpost temperatures in the 70s will become a fading memory given this pattern change as we continue our march toward winter. Meanwhile, have a great Sunday and enjoy the fall festivals and pumpkin patches around the area!