Tuesday Weather Forecast : Wintergreen, BRP, & Nelson County, VA : AM Mostly cloudy with showers – PM clearing?


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Weathercast by Tommy Stafford, Nelson County Life Magazine

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Photography by Tommy Stafford
Nelson County Life Magazine : Copyright 2007
Grape Harvest At Delfosse
Faber, Virginia

Grape Harvest @ Delfosse
Above, the grapes are ripe for the picking at Delfosse Vineyard & Winery.

Monday started off as a beautiful day across Central Virginia. It was such a nice morning they were out picking the grapes at Delfosse Vineyard & Winery in Faber. In the picture above the Sauvignon Blanc is being harvested. Later today after being refrigerated all night the grapes will be pressed. Then it’s on for the rest of processing that will eventually end up as wine down the road! Cheers!

After some sunshine early in the day Monday we ended up with showers across much of the northern end of Nelson. We’ll have more rain today, especially early as a front moves through. Sunny skies returning midweek. A stronger but mainly dry front moves through by week’s end bringing in some much cooler air. By late in the weekend we will see afternoon highs in the low 70’s and overnight lows in the upper 40’s by next Monday morning.

Still watching a couple of other areas of interest below. There are two disturbances I’m watching for possible tropical storm development. Again too soon to know what they will do, but we’re keeping an eye on them and will you update accordingly throughout the week. The old storm #92 dissipated during the last 24 hours.
You can see #90 might head out of the gulf in our general direction by week’s end, the other toward the east coast perhaps. Just have to keep an eye on them.

The two areas of a low pressure (Invest 90 & 91) disturbances. 90 in the gulf and 91 out in the Atlantic.

The numbers as of 11:59 PM EDT Monday night

*NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine : Greenfield / Afton, VA
Mon High: 90.7° @ 3:32 PM
Trace” of rain as 9:00 PM

*NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation : Devil’s Knob, VA
Mon High: 78.6° @ 1:10 PM
0.20″ of rain as 9:00 PM

*NCL-Wintergreen Winery @ the foot of Wintergreen Mountain in Beech Grove, VA
Mon High: 93.4° @ 3:01 PM
0.00″ of rain as 9:00 PM

*NCL-Delfosse Vineyard & Winery along Hickory Creek : Faber, VA
Mon High: N/A° @ N/A PM
0.00″ of rain as 9:00 PM

*NCL-Tiger Fuel – Lovingston, VA
Mon High: 91.6° @ 3:47 PM
0.00″ of rain as 9:00 PM

*NCL-Mini Tara Vineyards : Arrington, VA
Mon High: N/A° @ N/A PM
0.00″ of rain as 9:00 PM

*Non-NCL Station @ Crozet, VA
Mon High: 89.2° @ 3:21 PM
0.79″ of rain as 9:00 PM

The National Forecast Map shows the cold front working south across Virginia today. Mostly cloudy skies with showers will persist for the first part of the day. Some clearing may occur before near dark. Any remaining showers will end in the early evening hours. The front stalls to our south, eventually returning as a warm front before a much stronger cold front arrives by the weekend.
Today’s Forecast Map

Local forecast
*Tuesday Scattered showers and thundershowers across 50% of the area. Some partial clearing late.
*High temps in Faber, Rockfish Gap & Wingina again around 84°
*On the mountains above 2000 feet along the BRP, Montebello, Wintergreen, Devil’s Knob, and Love, Scattered showers early partial clearing in the afternoon.
Highs top out around 78°
Winds becoming WSW 5-8 MPH

*Tonight Partly cloudy, showers ending. Patchy fog overnight.
*Lows valley around 58°
*On the mountains overnight low near 58° as well.
*Winds: SW 5-10 MPH

Wednesday Mostly sunny and pleasant.
*Highs valley around 83°
*On the mountains around 73°
Winds: NW-5 MPH becoming SW
*Wednesday night: Mostly clear Lows generally around 54 valley – upper 40’s mountains.
Winds: E-5 MPH then L & V

The remainder of the week Thursday looks mostly sunny with an afternoon high around 80° – light NE winds. Around 72° mountains. Overnight lows – around 60 valley & mid 50’s mountains. Partly sunny skies continue Friday with cooler temps mainly in the upper 70’s for daytime highs and overnight lows around 60.

By the weekend daytime highs remain in the upper 70’s Saturday cooling to mid 70’s by Sunday. Very minimal chances for rain. Overnight lows in the upper 40’s & lower 50’s valley – near same on the mountains.

Whenever or wherever severe weather or news breaks out, we’ll have the latest watches, warnings, and coverage affecting Nelson County, Wintergreen, and nearby counties.

Have a great Tuesday!

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