Photography Tommy Stafford
Nelson County Life Magazine – Copyright 2007
Summer Day @ Valleymont Grocery
Katie Phillips says howdy! And reminds everyone the car wash is back in business. You know the one between Basic Necessities and Blue Ridge Pig. The sign says so! I was there just the other day knocking some mud off the tires.
Did you break a sweat Monday? If you didn’t it’s because you were sitting inside with air conditioning! You’ll need that AC again today and again on Wednesday before we start seeing slightly cooler temps. Yesterday’s afternoon highs were hot, take a look from reports at our NCL Weathernet Stations across the county.
Monday’s high temp readings & precip
*NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine – Greenfield
Mon high: 97.3 degrees @ 2:50. PM
0.00″ of rain
*NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation – Devil’s Knob
Mon High: 83.3 degrees @ 3:43 PM
00.0″ of rain
*NCL-Tiger Fuel – Lovingston
Mon high 95.9 @ 4:27 PM
0.00″ of rain
**NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard – Hickory Creek near Faber
Mon high 95.4 @ 3:26 PM
0.00″ of rain
Overnight lows have been warm too, right around the mid and upper 60’s for the past couple of nights.
The current surface map shows high pressure continuing over the area for the next day or so before a cold front gets here on Thursday. It will be more humid today, but chances for widely scattered afternoon thunderstorms begin today.
Current-Sat Surface Map
The National Forecast Map, the high pressure area over Virginia stays in place. A weak disturbance combined with afternoon heating will help to fire widely scattered thunderstorms in particular over the mountains early afternoon then moving east as the day ends. Most folks won’t see any rain.
Today’s Forecast Map
*Today Mostly sunny, hazy, hot and humid with scattered afternoon thunderstorms in 30% of the area. Heat index around 100.
*High temps in Nellysford, Rockfish Gap, and Schuyler 96 degrees.
*On the mountains above 2000 feet along the BRP, Wintergreen, Three Ridges, Devil’s Knob, and Love, Partly sunny. Highs top out around 85 degrees. Winds SW 5-10 MPH.
*Tonight Partly cloudy & warm, evening thunderstorms ending by midnight.
*Lows valley around 70 degrees.
*On the mountains overnight low of 65.
*Winds SW 3-5 MPH.
*In the extended outlook
Wednesday Partly cloudy, hazy, hot & humid with scattered afternoon thunderstorms, increasing overnight into Thursday morning. A few storms could become severe late Wednesday into Thursday very early morning. More on this tomorrow.
*High near 94 valley – 78 on mountains.
Thursday Morning thunderstorms then clearing in the afternoon, cooler and less humid.
Highs around 83 valley – Mountains, morning thunderstorms then mostly sunny afternoon. High around 76. Overnight lows generally in the mid & upper 60’s valley. Around 65 to 68 mountains falling to the upper 50’s by Friday morning.
The remainder of the week has partly cloudy skies on Friday. Temps in the low and mid 80’s with scattered thunderstorms possible Saturday night.
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 and cool Tuesday!!
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