By Chris White

Weather Blog: Since Fredericksburg resides "in the seam" between the Richmond VA and Washington DC media markets this blog is a look at the weather from a Fredericksburg-centric point of view.

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One more relatively calm day for Fredericksburg

The official NWS Sterling forecast text for this second Sunday in June mentions a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m. around Fredericksburg. Although there will be occasional sunshine both today and this coming week a  decent chance of precipitation will stick around for several days. The culprit is a frontal boundary that will stall out very near the ‘Burg tonight as shown in this forecast surface map for 8 a.m. Monday (green contour indicates showers and thunderstorms):Mon sfc mapToday a high pressure ridge located over the western Atlantic is creating what a Sterling forecaster has termed a “stability wall” over the I-95 corridor. This will fend off any widespread chances of showers this afternoon around Fredericksburg but areas near and west of the Blue Ridge mountains will likely see some stronger storms. Our temperatures will rise into the mid-80s this afternoon while the dewpoints will be in the sticky mid-60s range.

Monday the Atlantic ridge pushes farther east and the “stability wall” breaks down. With the stalled frontal boundary over the I-95 corridor showers and storms will hang around much of the day with little or no sunshine. The thermometer will once again top out in the mid-80s with more stickiness in store. And that pretty much sums up the weather forecast for the remainder of the work week as well.

So buckle up! Summer is here!

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