Brief cool down today but then more warmth
Good morning all you late risers…at least those who forgot to “spring forward” to EST last night. As shown in this surface graphic a cold front is south of the Fredericksburg area this morning.
It pushed through during the wee hours last night, temporarily dampening the enthusiasm created by yesterday’s above average (and above forecast!) high in the upper 60s. But fret not, the sun will come out today and the high temperature will rebound to the low 50s which is near normal for March 9th.
After today’s brief cooldown temperatures will rebound, soaring back into the 60s Monday and perhaps touching 70 on Tuesday. (Take THAT, winter!!) That should help the daffodils and assorted other early spring flowers along. A cold front and surface low pressure will then bring some helpful spring showers Wednesday.
This next system was showing signs on last week’s forecast models of perhaps being yet another late winter snow storm for the ‘Burg but that doesn’t look likely now. The center of the low pressure will track across northern Virginia – literally overhead – on Wednesday and keep the cold air to the west long enough for the main precipitation to be rain. There could be a brief switchover to flakes very late Wednesday night (more “fuzzy raindrops”) but the probability of an accumulating snow event is very low. Still, it’s worth keeping an eye on to minimize any surprises if the situation changes between now and then.
Meanwhile, enjoy the warmth!!