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Dry and cold behind today’s frontal passage

Today – Thursday – and tomorrow will bring dry but colder conditions to Fredericksburg as a cold front pushes across our area. After a high temperature in the low 40s today the boundary will move through the ‘Burg between 1 and 2 p.m., swapping the winds around to the northwest and pumping them up to near 30 mph. The air over much of the eastern United States is dry as shown in this water vapor satellite image by the dark and brown shades:wv image

Not only is this air very dry (expect zaps from static electricity indoors) but it is very cold, as much as 20 degrees colder than normal for late February when we should be seeing daily highs above 50 degrees. Thus after a morning low in the teens, Friday’s thermometer readings will struggle to reach the freezing mark under skies that will cloud over by late afternoon ahead of the next weather system.

Both Saturday and Monday feature chances for mixed precipitation with Sunday providing a brief but mostly cloudy respite. Details regarding the weather this weekend and early next week will be in tomorrow’s blogpost.

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