Blustery overnight in the wee hours kicked off Friday and the weekend with accidents blocking Virginia Rte. 8 near Riner and 615 in Floyd County along with downed limbs and other road obstructions reported throughout the area.
Rain begins around 11:45 a.m. and continues well into the afternoon with temperatures in the low 60s and wind. The thermometer is expected to start dropping in the afternoon, in the low 50s and then the 40s around sundown, then into the 30s before midnight.
Temps should hit freezing just before daylight Saturday and continue downward into the high 20s by noon with freezing rain expected at noon. With the thermometer hanging around freezing until daybreak Sunday, roads could be icy and slick.
Then back into the 50s Sunday and Monday and 68 on Tuesday.
Basketball regional playoffs open Friday night in Floyd, Chatham and other locations with the FCHS Lady Buffaloes hosting James River for the second week in a row at the new gym, starting at 6 pm.
The boys head for Chatham to play the high school there, beginning at 6:30 pm.
Friday, Jan. 16
Heart of the Child Music Education, Floyd Country Store, 206 S. Locust St., Floyd, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Chateau Morrisette Happy Hour, 287 Winery Rd. SW, Milepost 171.5 Blue Ridge Parkway, Floyd, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Friday Night Jamboree @ Floyd Country Store, 206 S. Locust St., Floyd, 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Dry Hop at Dogtown, 302 S. Locust St., Floyd, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Saturday, Feb 17
Americana Afternoon, Floyd Country Store, 206 S Locust St, Floyd, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Live Bluegrass at Wildwood Farms General Store, 2380 Floyd Hwy S., Floyd, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Couples Sip & Create: Joined Clay Pots, Blind Cat Studio, 107 E. Main St., Floyd, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sunday, Feb 18
Winter Concert Series at Chateau Morrisette Winery
287 Winery Rd. SW, Milepost 171.5 Blue Ridge Parkway, Floyd, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sunday Music Jam @ Floyd Country Store, 206 S Locust St, Floyd, 1:30 PM – 6:00 PM
To the Nines, A Venture into Geometric Drawing, Jessie Peterman Memorial Library 321 W. Main St., Floyd, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Music Jam: Wildwood Farms General Store, 2380 Floyd Hwy S., Floyd, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Open Mic Night at Dogtown Roadhouse, 302 S Locust St, Floyd, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM