Weekend Weather Forecast : Wintergreen, BRP & Nelson County, VA : Showers then clearing weekend

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Weathercast by Tommy Stafford, Nelson County Life Magazine

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Today’s Forecast Map

The National Forecast Map shows high pressure to our north losing its grip and moving out into the Atlantic Friday. An approaching cold front along with leftover moisture from Tropical Storm Humberto what was Humberto, now just an area of disturbed weather and rain, will combine to give us rain Friday into Friday night. Showers may hang around for the first part of Saturday before clearing for the weekend.

Before we get tear off into the thick of it today want to say thank you to Chuck Strauss. He sent us the nice comment below in e-mail last night saying:

From: chuck
Subject: Your wonderful periodical!
Date: September 13, 2007 8:32:43 PM EDT
To: nelsoncountylife.com
Chuck Strauss wrote:
Some weeks ago I made your home page a home page for whenever I sign on to
Firefox.

Just wanted to say that I am very favorably impressed with your service to the
community this way. Thanks!

Chuck it’s always nice to hear from folks like you that are either reading or listening to our webcast each day. You’re very welcome and we appreciate you making us your homepage.

And one final comment from one of our longtime readers and listeners, Greg Heuer:

From: gheuer
Subject: “team” podcasting too neat!
Date: September 13, 2007 12:29:59 PM EDT
To: nelsoncountylife.com
Greg Heuer wrote:
OK, this morning’s weather podcast was a fantastic lesson in proper Spanish
pronounciation, including learning the translation for the number eight! Invite
the “guest forecaster” back for future shows!

Hey Greg, I need to watch out, she’s a whole lot better looking & sounding than I am. Before long folks will be wanting her on all the time!

Thursday was another really nice day across most of Virginia. We did see some clouds streaming in from time to time in advance of an approaching system, but all in all the day was a nice one. By dark thicker clouds worked their way in. Friday expect mostly cloudy skies with showers and perhaps a thunderstorm developing in the afternoon. Showers will continue into Friday night and linger a bit Saturday morning before clearing out for the weekend. Then … look for nice fall like temperatures. By the way, fall is not far off, officially beginning on September 23rd.

We continue to monitor Tropical depression #8 now Tropical Storm Ingrid as of Thursday night, way out in the Atlantic. As of Thursday night there wasn’t much was some minor increasing change in the strength, however it still has the potential to form into a tropical storm within the next 24-48 hours Has formed into a tropical storm. Beyond that we’ll have to see. #8 Ingrid may encounter some conditions that tend to tear it down around days 3-4 …if it makes it past that without falling apart, then we may see it emerge as a hurricane. As I always say, it’s a prediction. We saw what Humberto just did in Texas, so never say never with these things.
Projected 5 day path

Speaking of Tropical Storm Humberto, he briefly became a hurricane before becoming a tropical storm once again, and now nothing more than an area of rain across the Southeast US. He continues to spread heavy, heavy rain along the gulf statesin the southeast. Though we won’t have absolute direct effects from former Humberto, some of the moisture being pulled up will make it here and combine with that approaching cold front.
Projected 5 day path

The numbers as of 11:59 PM EDT last night

*NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine : Greenfield / Afton, VA
Thurs High: 82.6° @ 4:09 PM
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation : Devil’s Knob, VA
Thurs High: 69.1° @ 1:50 PM
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Wintergreen Winery @ the foot of Wintergreen Mountain in Beech Grove, VA
Thurs High: 83.3° @ 4:30 PM
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Delfosse Vineyard & Winery along Hickory Creek : Faber, VA
Thurs High: 82.0° @ 4:32 PM
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Tiger Fuel – Lovingston, VA
Thurs High: 82.2° @ 5:54 PM
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Mini Tara Vineyards : Arrington, VA
Thurs High: 78.6° @ 6:02 PM
0.00″ of rain

*Non-NCL Station @ Crozet, VA
Thurs High: 78.9° @ 3:57 PM
0.00″ of rain

Local forecast
*Friday Mostly cloudy with showers developing and increasing in the afternoon. A possible thunderstorm in the afternoon. Cool.
*High temps in Nellysford, Amherst, & Schuyler 76°
*On the mountains above 2000 feet along the BRP, Montebello, Wintergreen, Devil’s Knob, and Love, Mostly cloudy then showers and possibly a thunderstorm.
Highs top out around 70°
Winds: SSW 5-10 gusting to 15 at times

*Tonight Cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms over 60% of the area.
*Lows valley around 57°
*On the mountains overnight low near 57° as well.
*Winds: W becoming NW 5-10 MPH

Saturday Early morning showers mountains and valley then becoming partly sunny.
*Highs valley around 78°
*On the mountains around 67°
Winds: N 5-10
*Saturday night: Mostly clear & chilly – Lows generally upper 40’s valley – around 40 mountains.
Winds: N 4-8 MPH

Sunday Continued sunny & pleasant with daytime highs in the low 70’s valley – mid 60’s mountains. Overnight lows Sunday into Monday morning in the mid 40’s valley and lower 40’s mountains.

The first part of next week on Monday looks, sunny and mild with a high around 75° valley and near 70° 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 Weekend!

Know your Nelson.COM
-T-

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