Ahoy, unsettled weather ahead
Yesterday’s clear skies and south winds have given way to filtered sunshine and northerly winds thanks to a cold front that squeezed past Fredericksburg before dawn. The high clouds and scattered showers look to clear out by late morning providing another sunny day with a high temperature once again in the low 70s. The boundary will then stall out just south of the area and create a focus for some unsettled weather over the next few days.
As you can see this same front extends westward to a vigorous low-pressure system that is creating concerns for severe weather the next couple of days over the Plains and Midwestern states. This severe setup will likely not affect the ‘Burg, but we will see clouds and showers Thursday and Friday. Temperature forecasts will be tricky depending on how much the front wobbles about. NWS Sterling is forecasting a high of 69 degrees Thursday, but that could be a bit optimistic if the stalled front oozes far enough south to allow cool Atlantic air to invade the ‘Burg from the east.
After the entire mess pushes through Fredericksburg Friday night – perhaps accompanied by a thunderstorm – this weekend’s weather appears to be nice and sunny. Temperatures will be near normal levels for early April with highs in the 60s. Plan accordingly and enjoy!