Weekend Weather : Wintergreen, BRP, Nelson County, VA : Rain : Snow showers mountains : then some clearing weekend


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Elegant Evening of Jazz @ RVCC
Afton, Virginia

Last year’s Elegant Evening of Jazz at the Rockfish Valley Community Center.

Thursday was a very chilly day across Nelson County and up in the mountains it was just plain cold. At NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation (Devil’s Knob) they only made it to a high of 36 degrees. Conversely, the valley made it to upper 40’s to near 50° on the average. Friday will be a mostly cloudy day with showers moving in. On the mountains, we’ve seen some very light snow showers this morning, it will change to rain, then back to briefly to snow showers overnight Friday with perhaps an inch or less of accumulation by Saturday morning. Temperature will struggle to go much of anywhere due to the cloud cover. Overnight low Thursday weren’t as bad as the night before since we had the blanket of cloud above and milder winds from the south.

The weekend in general looks dry with temps slowly rising. It’s a perfect weekend to go to the Elegant Evening of Jazz at The Rockfish Valley Community Center. We’ve been going every year since we moved to Virginia. What a great time! Great food, excellent wines, and wonderful music. And the silent auction … lots of great items to bid on! See you there!

Once we get past late Friday night and early late Saturday morning, the remainder of the weekend looks sunny, more or less, and dry. We’ll see the temps creep up slowly as we head into the first part of next week.

Maps provided by: www.accuweather.com

The current surface map show a developing area of low pressure with an associated cold front in the Midwest making a run at Virginia. Over the next 24 hours look for scattered rain showers in the valley, perhaps rain / snow mix above 1000 feet. There’s the potential for a light covering of snow on the grassy areas in the mountains by noon Saturday.

Clouds will hang in there Saturday morning but I do think we’ll see some peeks of sun by afternoon in the valley, but less sun in the mountains. Looking ahead fair weather returns to the area by Saturday night for the remainder of the weekend.

Regional radar showed some frozen precipitation Friday morning in Northern Virginia and points west.
Regional Radar look via Wundergound.com

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
Thursday High: 50.7°
This morning’s low: 34.3°
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation : Devil’s Knob, VA
Thursday High: 35.6°
This morning’s low: 29.8°
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Wintergreen Winery @ the foot of Wintergreen Mountain in Beech Grove, VA
Thursday High: 47.5°
This morning’s low: 34.3°
0.00″ of rain

NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain : Roseland, VA
Thursday High: 46.2°
This morning’s low: 34.3°
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Delfossee Winery & Vineyard : Faber, Va
Thursday High: 46.9°
This morning’s low: 36.7°
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Tiger Fuel : Lovingston, VA
Thursday High: 48.0°
This morning’s low: 36.1°
0.00″ of rain

*Covesville Store : Covesville, VA
Thursday High: 48.2°
This morning’s low: 39.0°
0.00″ of rain

Your local forecast including: Afton, Ivy & Colleen

*Today Cloudy & Cool with widely scattered showers in the morning, then a 50% chance of light rain.
*Valley : High temps near 45°
*On the mountains above 2000 feet along the BRP, Montebello, Wintergreen, Devil’s Knob, and Love, Cloudy & cold. Snow showers early turning to rain, then snow showers again after dark.
Highs around 39°
Winds: S 5-10 MPH

*Tonight Cloudy with light rain across 50% of the area.
*Lows valley near: 35°
*On the mountains: around 29° {Rain changing to snow showers with an inch or less of snow possible on grassy areas}
*Winds: SE-5 MPH

Tomorrow Becoming partly cloudy late in the valley and slightly warmer.
* Valley: 50°
*On the mountains – near 40° {More cloudiness in the mountains than valley}
Winds: N 5-10 MPH

*Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy and cold. – Low 33° valley – around 29° mountains.
Winds: NNW 3-5 MPH

Sunday Mostly sunny & a little warmer – Daytime highs mid 50’s valley – on the mountains mostly cloudy from time to time highs in the upper 40’s – Overnight lows – mid 30’s valley to near 30° mountains.

Rain reenters the forecast Tuesday night into Wednesday with temps in the mid & upper 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 weekend!

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