Heavy rains throughout the area, reports of tornado activity in Henry County and flood warnings left miserable conditions late Wednesday afternoon and into the evening and thunderstorms remain in the forecast for Thursday.
Downed trees blocked roads in the Indian Valley area Wednesday and afternoon commuters found washouts in some low-lying areas.
The National Weather Service Office issued a flood warning shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday for:
- Southwestern Floyd
- Southeastern Carroll
- Southwestern Patrick
That flood warning expired at 10 p.m. Thursday but water still threatens the area and the 80 percent chance of thunderstorms for the area in the afternoon could add to the problem.
The Virginia Department of Transportation reports roads closed by flooding in Franklin, Montgomery, Pulaski and other Southwestern Virginia counties but none in Floyd.
We could get a break from the pounding of storms on Friday but more rain is expected on Saturday and Sunday. Next week, starting with Memorial Day, looks better.
Be careful out there.