Monday Weather – Nelson County, VA & Wintergreen – P.M. Strong storms


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Nelson County Summer Festival
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Arrington, Virginia

Kids coloring at Nelson Festival

What a great weekend! Perfect for the Nelson Summer Festival this past Saturday and Sunday. We were out there Saturday and our NCL photographer Paul Purpura was on deck Sunday. Above these two girls are coloring, I think…. One of the many things going on at this year’s festival. You can see more pictures from this weekend by going here.

For just about everyone the weather cooperated to have a wonderful weekend and one that wasn’t too hot. Don’t get use to that! The warm & muggies are back on their way for the upcoming week. We did get some much needed rain late last night and very early this morning. Many of you went to sleep with the sound of thunder and flashes of lightning.
Here in Greenfield at NCL-Nelson County LIfe Magazine we picked up .24″ of rain last night and .14″ of rain this morning. So a nice little drink for the yard and garden! Over at NCL-Tiger Fuel in Lovingston they didn’t pick up any rain before midnight, but got just over 3/4 of an inch after midnight in their gauge. You can see more rain gauge data across the county by clicking here. There are some pretty impressive totals in some locations.

On the current surface map below, remaining clouds from thunderstorms overnight will keep us a bit cooler today in most locations, but also provide moisture for the redevelopment of thunderstorms this afternoon.
Current-Sat Surface Map

On the National Forecast Map, a couple of high pressure areas, one off the Mid Atlantic coast and another off the Gulf Coast will bring in warmer much more humid air this week, making it feel more muggy, typical summer weather.
Today’s Forecast Map

*Today Mostly cloudy this morning, with partly sunny skies in the afternoon. Scatttered strong afternoon & evening thunderstorms possible in about 50% of the area by late afternoon. The mountains have better chances of seeing the bulk of t-storms, but any of us could get them as the daytime heating occurs.
*High temps in Arrington, Lovingston and Nellysford 84 degrees. If we get more sun from time to time we can easily make 87-88 deegrees today.
*On the mountains above 2000 feet along the BRP, Wintergreen, Humpback Rocks, Devil’s Knob, and Montebello, Partly cloudy in the afternoon with scattered strong t-storms late afternoon. Highs top out around 78 degrees. Winds SW 5-10 MPH. Stronger gusts near storms.

*Tonight any remaining thunderstorms end around midnight. Patchy fog in any areas that get rain.
*Lows valley 65 degrees.
*On the mountains overnight mild, lows of about 62.
*Winds light & variable.

*In the extended outlook
Tuesday Mostly cloudy early, some sun throughout the day. Heavy to strong scattered thunderstorms by afternoon in about 40% of the area. There is a chance we could see some very heavy rain in the storms Tuesday afternoon. Up to two inches. High 86 valley – around 80 on mountains.

Wednesday Warmer partly cloudy with scattered afternoon thunderstorms. Highs lower 90’s valley – lower 80’s mountains. Overnight lows generally in the mid & upper 60’s, a bit cooler mountains.

The remainder of the week looks generally the same with afternoon thunderstorms hanging around and muggy conditions until the end of the week when a cold front finally sweeps through and bring cooler temps by the weekend. (Lower 80’s)

Remember when severe weather or news breaks out, come here. We’ll have all of the latest watches, warnings, and coverage affecting Nelson County, Wintergreen, and nearby counties.

Have a great Monday!

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