Rain gear and warm jackets today
Just a quick update to yesterday’s post. The cold front that is pumping the moist air northward ahead of it is now located over Kentucky and Tennessee. The boundary is denoted by the blue line I’ve added to this visible satellite image from 7:31 a.m.:
The air mass behind this front will provide the proverbial “slap in the face” to those who have become accustomed to our recent warm temperatures. That will become obvious to Fredericksburg and vicinity when this front blasts through the region around 3 this afternoon. Temperatures will top out right around 70 degrees just after lunchtime today and will crash 20 degrees by dinnertime. To add insult to injury the winds will swap around to the northwest and increase in strength, gusting to 30 mph. On top of that the National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for tonight as the thermometer plummets to below freezing. Cover those sensitive plants.