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Weather Thursday: Nelson County, VA & Wintergreen – Cloudy with showers

If you haven’t checked out our video highlights of the Lovingston 4th of July Parade, check it out. It’s to the left in our video widget! Just press the play button! Also be looking for more pics from the 4th of July celebrations later today here on the site.

Severe weather loomed for most of the 4th of July across our area, but when all was said and done it never materialized. We had plenty of moisture in place, but the dynamics to begin triggering the storms never happened. We did see an isolated storm, but nothing being advertised the NWS and Storm Prediction Center. But you can’t really complain about not having an outbreak of severe weather!

*NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine – Greenfield [1]
Wed high: 94.3 degrees @ 12:42 PM
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Tiger Fuel – Lovingston [2]
Wed high 87 @ 4:00 PM
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation – Devil’s Knob [3]
Wed High: 78 degrees @ 12:30 PM
00.0″ of rain

The current surface map shows a cold front to the NW that will work its way toward us today. Local satellite [4] shows plenty of clouds working their way in – in advance of the front.
Current-Sat Surface Map

On the National Forecast Map, the cold front continues to make progress toward Nelson today. Local radar [5] shows showers breaking out now. That will be the trend for the day. We might see a thunderstorm but as long as the clouds hang in here that limits daytime heating which helps fire thunderstorms. If the clouds get some breaks in them we will have no problem warming up quickly since overnight lows didn’t drop much. Enjoy the cooler temps today, a hot weekend is on the way!
Today’s Forecast Map

Local forecast
*Today Mostly cloudy, scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon over 50% of the area.
*High temps in Beech Grove, Hickory Creek, and Faber 83 degrees.
*On the mountains above 2000 feet along the BRP, Wintergreen, Three Ridges, Devil’s Knob, and Love, Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs top out around 74 degrees. Winds SW 10-15 MPH.

*Tonight Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of thundershowers.
*Lows valley 65 degrees.
*On the mountains overnight low of 63.
*Winds W 5-10 MPH.

*In the extended outlook
Friday Partly sunny with a slight chance of thunderstorms over 20% of the area.
*High near 90 valley – 79 on mountains.
Saturday Sunny & hot Highs around 92 valley – around 81 mountains. Overnight lows generally in the mid & upper 60’s valley Upper 50’s to low 60’s mountains. The remainder of the weekend looks dry and hot with afternoon temps in the low 90’s Sunday. Monday looks hotter with temps in the mid 90’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 Thurs!

Know your Nelson
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