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A brief respite from storms but still hot

The weak cold front that triggered storms across Virginia last evening and overnight is currently bisecting the state vertically west of the I-95 corridor.  The boundary will crawl thru the Fredericksburg area as the day progresses but the only effect will be to lower the dewpoints…slightly. Today’s temperature will still top out around 90 but the chances of showers and storms will be much lower.

The front will grind to a halt over the Tidewater area and act as a focus for convection before dissipating completely. Thursday the ‘Burg will reach 90 degrees again with more chances for scattered storms but rainfall will be sparse except for areas directly under a boomer. As a result rainfall totals for the region between now and Saturday morning will look something like this:Days 1_3 qpf

A sneak peak at the weekend shows Friday and Saturday featuring hot and sticky conditions with more thunderstorms ahead of a stronger cold front. That next boundary will actually cool things off to more normal September temperatures the beginning of next week. Will it heat up again later next week? Stay tuned.

 

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