Thursday Weather : Wintergreen, BRP & Nelson County, VA : Showers then sunny & cooler for weekend


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Weathercast by Tommy Stafford, Nelson County Life Magazine

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Photography by Judy Serkes : Copyright 2007
Nelson County, Virginia – Sunset

nelson sunset

Thanks again to Judy Serkes our resident photographer in the Woods Mill area that sent us the beautiful picture above. I think this is a sunset from that area. A hot one as she described it! Wednesday was another hot day with many 90’s across the area. Some areas even saw a little shower as daytime heating produced those garden variety afternoon & evening thunderstorms. But unfortunately most areas remained dry. Today our chances for rain increase and become better later in the afternoon into tonight. By Friday the cold front bringing us the chance for showers moves east and cooler high pressure builds in just in time for the weekend. I am not overly impressed with the possible rain amounts at this point. I can’t rule out some severe storms with this system especially if we get plenty of early morning sun, but there just doesn’t seem to be much punch to this one, but anything is certainly better than nothing! Be looking for temps in the 70’s by the weekend.

Still watching Tropical Storm Karen out in the Atlantic. She has managed to get some winds as high as 70 MPH from time to time, but is now encountering that nasty wind shear we talked about on Wednesday. Like I said then she’ll have to withstand some pretty intense wind shear before much else can happen. Several other areas of disturbed weather you can check out by clicking here. Again not a threat anytime soon, but we’ll be watching.

Tropical Storm Karen projected 5 day path

And for those of you keeping score at home, The numbers as of 11:59 PM EDT last night

*NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine : Greenfield / Afton, VA
Wednesday High: 93.6°
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation : Devil’s Knob, VA
Wednesday High: 84.0°
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Wintergreen Winery @ the foot of Wintergreen Mountain in Beech Grove, VA
Wednesday High: 95.7°
0.00″ of rain

*Covesville Store : Covesville, VA
Wednesday High: 89.4°
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Tiger Fuel – Lovingston, VA
Wednesday High: 92.7°
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Mini Tara Vineyards : Arrington, VA
Wednesday High: N/A°
0.00″ of rain

Today’s Forecast Map

The National Forecast Map shows a cold front approaching from the west today. Thursday will still be a fairly warm day with some upper 80’s in some locations. As the front draws closer expect an increase in shower and thunderstorm activity. By Friday cooler high pressure will build in behind the front setting us up for a nice weekend.

Local forecast
*Today Scattered clouds early then becoming mostly cloudy with a chance for showers & thunderstorms across 40% of the area.
*High temps in Woods Mill, Faber, & Tyro around 88°
*On the mountains above 2000 feet along the BRP, Montebello, Wintergreen, Devil’s Knob, and Love, Becoming mostly cloudy with showers & t-storms.
Highs top out around 80°
Winds: SW 4-6 MPH

*Tonight Mostly cloudy and mild with scattered thundershowers across 40% of the area.
*Lows valley around 63°
*On the mountains overnight low near 62°
*Winds: Light-SW becoming NW by morning

Friday Lingering showers early then becoming mostly sunny by afternoon.
*Highs valley 84°
*On the mountains around 74°
Winds: NNW MPH 5-10 with higher gusts
*Friday night: Mostly clear & cool – Lows generally around 50° valley & 48° mountains.
Winds: Becoming L & V

The weekend looks dry with daytime highs in the low and mid 80’s valley – on the mountains low and mid 70’s – Overnight lows – upper 40’s to low 50’s° valley and mid 40’s 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 Thursday!

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