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Weekend update

In yesterday’s blogpost I mentioned the possibility that the low pressure center now bringing abundant rainfall over southern Virginia could shift track slightly, meaning Fredericksburg’s weekend weather forecast could change. The forecast track indeed has changed per the latest numerical models and here’s the updated surface map for 8 pm this evening:surface map Sat evening

A strong high pressure center over New England is winning the shoving match with this low pressure, pushing it, the rain, and most of the clouds further south. The ‘Burg will thus have a hard time receiving any measurable rain this weekend which is a boon to outdoor activities but tough on those who need the rain (gardeners and farmers especially). Today – Saturday – will thus be partly to mostly sunny with highs in the low 80s.

Sunday’s forecast from the NWS Sterling office still calls for chances of rain but that may well be updated later today to partly sunny and dry. Again per the latest model runs there is little chance of rain Sunday and the cloud coverage also seems to have dwindled. Temperatures will again climb into the low 80s which is still several degrees cooler than normal for August.

Want or need rain? That’ll have to wait until the work week. Meanwhile enjoy your weekend!

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