The long awaited unofficial start to summer is finally here! Memorial Day is generally thought of as the time when folks get out and begin enjoying the warm carefree days of summer. This weekend is near perfect weather wise.
Photography by Paul Purpura
Nelson County LIfe Magazine
Lake Monacan in Stoney Creek – Nellysford
Skies have cleared out over the past day or so and we’re left with mostly clear skies. Only occasional clouds have been moving through lately due to increased high pressure parked off the NC coast.
Lot’s happening this weekend. Above at Lake Monacan they will be trying to break a world record on Saturday with The Totally Tubular World Record Challenge. They’ll be trying to form the longest line of inner tubes. You can read more by clicking here. There are lots of event happening at Wintergreen this weekend you can see them all by clicking here. There is also a tennis tourney to at the Devil’s Knob tennis courts starting this weekend. It’s to raise money for The Wintergreen Nature Foundation and the rescue squad. Yep, Yvette is playing again this year. Her doubles partner is Debbie Flight from Richmond. Yvette did pretty good last year winning her bracket, we’ll see what happens this year! We’ll have pics from there over the weekend.
There are lots more events around. You can see more of them by scrolling through our datebook.
Thursday was a warm day with temps generally in the low 80’s for everyone in the valley . Few clouds were in the area due to the high pressure. That allowed for temps to cool nicely last night. Here at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine here in Greenfield, reached a low of 51 degrees this morning. Upon the mountain NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation upon Devil’s Knob, we had a temperature inversion set up and they were actually warmer with a morning low of 57 degrees. That does happen from time to time.
The current map below will look pretty much the same all weekend long due to the high pressure we have been talking about off of the NC coast. With that high firmly seated there for the next few days, we will warm up and any fronts that try to make it through here will have a tough time.
Current-Sat Surface Map
Today’s forecast map, shows the high keeping chances for any organized afternoon thunderstorms at a minimum. We will see a storm here and there, but very few. A couple of cold fronts will make a run at us but they will get stalled just to the north and west.
Today’s Forecast Map
Today look for mostly sunny skies. I can’t totally rule out that lone renegade thunderstorm late in the day somewhere, but most folks will stay dry. High temps in Greenfield, Beech Grove, and Shipman will be around 85-86 degrees. On the mountains above 2000 feet along the BRP & Wintergreen, look for sunny skies and afternoon highs to top out around 77 degrees. Winds will be south around 5 MPH. Tonight clear skies lows valley 57-58 degrees – mountains about 55, provided we don’t have another inversion. Winds will be light after dark.
This weekend looks mostly sunny skies as we begin each day, but clouds will work in during the afternoon as scattered thunderstorms pop up from time to time. Temps generally in the mid to upper 80’s valley and mid 70’s mountains. There is a chance for scattered thunderstorms building with the daytime heating just about anywhere, but again most folks will remain dry. Monday is the best shot for thunderstorms, but again only about 40% of the area will see one.
Have a great Memorial Day weekend and bee looking for updates here over the entire weekend.
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