Tuesday was another really muggy uncomfortable day across Nelson County and much of Virginia. We have one more day where the humidity is up before things really improve. Today won’t be as hot though so it will feel a little better.
The big story on Tuesday was rain, lots of it in some places. I had to check with our NCL photographer, Paul Purpura, upon Wintergreen Mountain to make sure our gauge there wasn’t out to lunch. It showed over 3 inches of rain in a short time yesterday. Paul said, no question, it was right. Rained like crazy in some spots and just a 1/4 mile away nothing. We also saw a couple of severe thunderstorms as well. There’s a chance of severe storms again this afternoon & evening as referenced in the NWS Hazardous Weather statement this morning.
.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT
A COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO CROSS THE MID ATLANTIC REGION TONIGHT.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ALONG AND AHEAD
OF THIS COLD FRONT…AND A FEW OF THESE STORMS MAY BECOME SEVERE.
ANY SEVERE STORMS THAT DEVELOP WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
DAMAGING WIND GUSTS AND LARGE HAIL. SEVERE STORMS ARE MOST LIKELY
THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS.
Tuesday’s high temp readings & precip
*NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine – Greenfield
Mon high: 91.9 degrees @ 10:40 AM
0.98″ of rain
*NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation – Devil’s Knob
Mon High: 79.7 degrees @ 10:25 AM
3.37″ of rain
*NCL-Tiger Fuel – Lovingston
Mon high 88.7 @ 11:03 AM
0.00″ of rain
**NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard – Hickory Creek near Faber
Mon high 92.7 @ 11:02 PM
0.00″ of rain
Like I said many stations don’t show any rain though it was close by. Today & tonight we’ll have better chances for widespread rain. Also a couple of stations are offline this morning due to power failures I suspect. They’ll be reset later today. We’ve been asked a lot abot Wintergreen Winery’s station over the past few days. Jeff tells me he’s having a heck of a time with getting his station to talk to the internet again but is working on it. As soon as it’s back up we’ll let you know. Right now the closest valley reporting station to that location in our network is here at our office.
The current surface map shows a cold front to our west. It will work its was through later tonight bringing in cooler temps.
Current-Sat Surface Map
The National Forecast Map, the front continues to work toward us as the day wears on. Thunderstorms break out today increasing in coverage and intensity this afternoon and tonight.
Today’s Forecast Map
*Today Partly sunny this morning then becoming cloudy late day, humid with scattered afternoon thunderstorms in 60% of the area.
*High temps in Nellysford, Rockfish Gap, and Schuyler 85 degrees.
*On the mountains above 2000 feet along the BRP, Wintergreen, Three Ridges, Devil’s Knob, and Love, Partly sunny early then afternoon thunderstorms. Highs top out around 78 degrees. Winds W 10-15 MPH.
*Tonight Mostly cloudy with evening thunderstorms ending after midnight. Then becoming partly cloudy.
*Lows valley around 60 degrees.
*On the mountains overnight low of 60.
*Winds SW becoming NW after midnight @ 8-12 MPH.
*In the extended outlook
Thursday Mostly sunny and milder.
*High near 86 valley – 75 on mountains.
Friday Becoming mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms across 30% of the area.
Highs around 85 valley – Mountains, mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms.
High around 74. Overnight lows generally in the mid & 60’s valley. Around 60 mountains falling to the lower 50’s by Saturday morning.
The weekend has partly cloudy skies on Saturday. Temps in the mid 80’s Saturday nearing 90 on Sunday. There is a slight chance of showers early Saturday, but diminishing after noon.
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!!
Know your Nelson