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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Tuesday morning update

Given the potential for some very active weather today I thought a quick post would be in order. The Storm Prediction Center is forecasting the possibility of more severe storms for Fredericksburg and vicinity today. The main severe threat as seen in this graphic will be damaging straight line winds (>58 mph) during storms:day1probotlk_1300_windThe red shading indicates a 30% chance (very significant) for damaging winds within 25 miles of a given point on the surface. Of course even though lightning is not a criterion for severe storms it too will be a threat to pay attention to.

In addition the rain could be very heavy at times today, with the strongest storms arriving over the I-95 corridor around 4 pm. This rain could mean some local flash flooding and will certainly cause water to pond on streets and roadways. Given the likely timing of the storms rush hour will be in full swing so please slow down and be careful driving while this activity is moving through the area. Stay safe and keep an eye on the sky!!