In a rural area like Floyd County, rain is normally both welcome and a necessity, especially for farmers.
Too much rain, however, becomes a pain in the butt.
In less than a month, we have gone from a shortage of rain to a plethora that now leaves the area soaked and under another flood watch with driveways washed out, recently-filled potholes reappearing and anxious watches of basements and crawl spaces for signs of seepage.
Friday morning kicks off with “light rain” with temperatures below 50 degrees, then evolving into showers, more light rain and then an expectation of consistently falling moisture until tapering off shortly after sunup Saturday.
The flood watch for Floyd and surrounding counties runs until noon Saturday.
Then a break, if forecasts hold, for most of next week with sunny weather and high temperatures into the 70s and eighties before thunderstorms expected to arrive by next weekend.
Sunday looks like a sunny and warm Mother’s Day.
Keep your raincoats handy for Friday and hope the forecast is correct for Saturday and Sunday. The rain should break in time for the Kids Fishing Day on Little River along Thunderstruck Road Saturday.