Christina Kline, our Nelson Outdoors writer, caught this nice sunset at the intersection of Rockfish Gap & Plank Rd. We did manage to see some peeks of sunshine on Wednesday, but most of the day was overcast. For the most part rainfall was in the morning not the afternoon hours. There were some very heavy downpours on the other side of the mountain in Waynesboro, but not much here.
Today is the opening day for Camp Jeep so look for lots of Jeeps to stream in over the next several days as the events goes for 3 days. The weather will be mild, but chances for showers and thunderstorms will loom through the weekend. It won’t be an all day rain event, but scattered at almost anytime across the area. We really don’t have anything to get us cleared out for about a week. By next Wednesday we will see a system swing through to make the clouds clear.
Thursday will start out mostly sunny except for patchy fog, but as the day wears on clouds will increase with chances for afternoon thunderstorms again..We talked about a stubborn upper level low yesterday, and today it holds on. Until that low and a frontal boundary that approaches in a day or so get out of here it will continued to be more unsettled weather wise. We will see a bit more sun today, but nothing to write home over.
Here’s the numbers from Wednesday:
*NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine – Greenfield
Wed High: 79.3 degrees @ 2:49 PM
0.06″ of rain
*NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation @ Devil’s Knob
Wed High: 67.7 degrees @ 1:45 PM
0.08″ of rain
*NCL-Wintergreen Winery at the foot of Wintergreen Mountain
Wed High: 80.2 degrees @ 3:51 PM
0.08″ of rain
*NCL-Delfossee Winery & Vineyard near Hickory Creek : Faber
Wed High: N/A @ 0:00 PM
0.00″ of rain
*NCL-Tiger Fuel – Lovingston
Wed High: 78.1 degrees @ 4:27 PM
0.17″ of rain
Bent Creek in far SE Nelson had 2.4 inches of rain – by far the most. You can see their totals and others from the Nelson Rain and Flood Gauge site by clicking here.
The current surface map shows that upper level low hanging on. Scattered showers will remain in the forecast.
Current-Sat Surface Map
The National Forecast Map, shows scattered rain in the forecast for the next week. Not everyone will see showers, but some heavy downpours locally can occur as the storms that do develop won’t be moving very fast.
Today’s Forecast Map
*Thursday Partly sunny this morning with mostly cloudy skies late and scattered thunderstorms across 30% of the area. Increasingly humid. Best chances for showers and storms along the BRP and points south and east of Nellysford.
*High temps in Arrington @ Oak Ridge Estate, Rockfish Gap, and Nellysford 86 degrees.
*On the mountains above 2000 feet along the BRP, Wintergreen, Three Ridges, Devil’s Knob, and Love, Mostly sunny early, foggy early, scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon especially along and west of the BRP
Highs top out around 80 degrees.
Winds S 5-10 MPH
*Thursday night Mostly cloudy with scattered showers a possible thunderstorm early at 30%. Muggy.
*Lows valley around 65 degrees.
*On the mountains overnight low of 60.
*Winds S-5 MPH.
*Friday Mostly cloudy with lingering showers in the morning – then scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon across 40% of the area.
*High 86 degrees.
*On the mountains Mostly cloudy with AM showers then scattered afternoon thunderstorms.
Highs top out around 74 degrees.
Winds SW 5-10 MPH
Over the weekend. Chances for afternoon thunderstorms continues in the extended period. It won’t rain all day everywhere, but showers will be scattered about over the next several days. Temps are generally in the mid 80’s for daytime highs and overnight lows and mid 60’s for lows. Mountain temps slightly cooler.
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Have a great Thursday!
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