Thursday Weather : Wintergreen, BRP, Nelson County, VA : Cool, increasing clouds & chances for snow showers


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    Fall Along The Blue Ridge Parkway
    Nelson County, Virginia


    Wednesday was a sunny but cool, sometimes cold day in Nelson County, especially if you were up in the mountains. At Wintergreen they barely made it into the 40’s. NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation at Devil’s Knob reached an afternoon high of 42 degrees just before noon, but they remained in the 30’s for most of the day. In the valley it was a bit better with temps in the mid 50’s overall. Breezy winds gave way to calmer conditions in the afternoon. Overnight last night was some of the coldest weather we have seen this year. 20’s were common place all around the area with a hard freeze in most places.

    Some changes taking place over the next 48 hours as we move toward a more cloudy pattern with rain in the forecast by Friday possibly mixing with snow late Friday night. By early next week temps moderate a bit after a fairly cool weekend.

    Maps provided by:

    The current surface map has high pressure losing control later today allowing for clouds to filter in the area by afternoon and certainly overnight. With clouds in place temperatures won’t be dropping as cold as last night.

    Looking ahead a an area of disturbed weather will move into Central Virginia providing chances for light rain Friday with a rain / snow mix possible Friday night.

    Regional Radar look via

    And for those of you keeping score at home the numbers as of 11:59 PM last night Low temperature readings from the night before are generally posted no later than 12 noon when there’s something to really look at.

    *NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine : Greenfield / Afton, VA
    Wednesday High: 54.7°
    This morning’s low: 22.6°
    0.00″ of rain

    *NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation : Devil’s Knob, VA
    Wednesday High: 41.9°
    This morning’s low: 21.6°
    0.00″ of rain

    *NCL-Wintergreen Winery @ the foot of Wintergreen Mountain in Beech Grove, VA
    Wednesday High: 55.6°
    This morning’s low: 24.1°
    0.00″ of rain

    NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain : Roseland, VA
    Wednesday High: 56.5°
    This morning’s low: 24.6°
    0.00″ of rain

    *NCL-Tiger Fuel : Lovingston, VA
    Wednesday High: 53.8°
    This morning’s low: 24.6°
    0.00″ of rain

    *Covesville Store : Covesville, VA
    Wednesday High: 54.3°
    This morning’s low: 31.2°
    0.00″ of rain

    Your local forecast including: Gladstone * Nellysford & Greenwood

    *Today Partly sunny in the morning then becoming cloudy, cool.
    *Valley : High temps near 47°
    *On the mountains above 2000 feet along the BRP, Montebello, Wintergreen, Devil’s Knob, and Love, Partly sunny, cloudy by afternoon, cold.
    Highs around 40°
    Winds: NW early morning shifting SW by afternoon around 5 MPH

    *Tonight Cloudy & not as cold.
    *Lows valley near: 33°
    *On the mountains: near 25°
    *Winds: S-5 MPH

    Tomorrow Cloudy with light rain developing over 40% of the area by afternoon.
    * Valley: 48°
    *On the mountains – near 40°
    Winds: S-5 MPH

    *Tomorrow night: Continued cloudy with rain possibly mixing with snow after midnight – Low 35° valley – around 29° mountains.
    Winds: S-5 MPH

    The weekend looks generally dry and sunny with slightly warming temps – Daytime highs mostly low & mid 50’s valley – on the mountains low & mid 40’s – Overnight lows – mid & low 30’s valley & upper 20’s to near 30° mountains.

    Rain reenters the forecast by Tuesday night with temps in the low 60’s valley slightly cooler above.

    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!

    Know your Nelson.COM


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