Monday was a pretty hot day with numerous thunderstorms around the area. A couple of severe thunderstorm warnings were issued last night. Here at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in Greenfield we picked up .22″ of rain starting after 8PM. We reached a high of 87 degrees. Dewpoints stayed in the 60’s and 70’s all day so it felt really muggy, you’ll feel that again today, except worse! You can view other rain totals across the county here.
On the current surface map below, two high pressure areas, one off the mid atlantic and the other to our south, will keep us hot and muggy. Scattered, sometimes severe thunderstorms, will form again late this afternoon and evening much like yesterday.
Current-Sat Surface Map
On the National Forecast Map, the high pressure off the mid-atlantic coast continues to keep us hot and muggy through week’s end when a cold front moves through and cools us down.
Today’s Forecast Map
*Today Mostly sunny this morning, partly cloudy skies this afternoon. Scattered heavy thunderstorms developing over 30% of the area by afternoon.
*High temps in Shipman, Taylor’s Creek and Beech Grove 93 degrees with a heat index nearing 100
*On the mountains above 2000 feet along the BRP, Wintergreen, Three Ridges, Devil’s Knob, and Montebello, partly cloudy with scattered strong thunderstorms late afternoon & evening. Highs top out around 83 degrees. Winds S-5 MPH. Gusty near thunderstorms.
*Tonight heavy thunderstorms early 40% of the area, decreasing intensity after midnight, patchy fog in areas where it rains.
*Lows valley 67 degrees.
*On the mountains overnight lows of about 67 as well.
*Winds SW-5 MPH.
*In the extended outlook
WednesdayPartly to mostly cloudy, hot & muggy with afternoon thiunderstorms again. High 94 valley – 85 on mountains.
Thursday scattered afternoon thunderstorms, hot & muggy. Highs 94 valley around 83 mountains. Overnight lows generally in the mid upper 60’s to lower 70’s valley, & mountains. Friday a cold front brings more widespread rain with highs cooling to the upper 70’s to near 80. The coming weekend before the 4th of July looks dry & sunny right now with highs around 80 degrees.
Remember there is a chance for severe weather this afternoon.
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 Tuesday!
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