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Brief Sunday morning update

Temperatures are finally climbing above freezing around the Fredericksburg area so the remainder of today’s precipitation will fall as plain old rain. The thermometer will rise into the 40s later today and won’t drop much until the approaching Arctic front passes thru before dawn tomorrow. This Weather Prediction Center forecast graphic shows the boundary over the Eastern Shore at 7 a.m. Monday:

96fwbgusAfter that the gateway will open to let in the coldest air of the past couple of decades.

Temperatures during the day Monday will hold steady in the upper 30s but strong westerly winds will make it feel much cooler. (Ironically the westerly winds will keep temperatures from dropping quickly due to the “downsloping” effect.) There could be some snow showers tomorrow morning associated with the frontal passage. Then come nightfall Monday the bottom will drop out of the thermometer with the low temperature approaching zero degrees and windchills below zero. Tuesday will continue to be frigid with temperatures only managing to rise into the upper teens.

More details on next week’s weather in tomorrow’s blogpost. Meanwhile, find that cold weather gear!

 

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