If projections from the National Weather Service office in Blacksburg can be believed (and that is always a big “if”), the pattern of afternoon thunderstorms will continue Saturday and Sunday with rain through the day on Monday in Floyd County and the surrounding Southwestern Virginia area.

Saturday opened with a dense fog advisory from the weather folks;

…DENSE VALLEY FOG THIS MORNING… EXPECT AREAS OF FOG EARLY THIS MORNING ACROSS SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, NORTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA. THIS INCLUDES SECTIONS OF I-81 AND ALONG I-77 THROUGH FANCY GAP. VISIBILITIES WILL BE LESS THAN ONE-HALF MILE IN SPOTS, AND AS LOW AS A FEW HUNDRED FEET. CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE AFTER SUNRISE WITH MUCH OF THE FOG DISSIPATING BY 9AM. ALLOW FOR EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION THIS MORNING. SLOW DOWN, USE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS, AND BE PREPARED FOR RAPID CHANGES IN VISIBILITY.

While Saturday should remain relatively dry during most of the daylight hours (a situation that can, and most often will change), forecasts call for thunderstorms starting about 7 pm for about three hours.

Sunday storms are forecast to begin around noon and last through the rest of the day and into the evening.  Monday could dawn with rain and continue through the day.

However, these forecasts can, and probably will change as storm patterns shift with hot and humid weather.

Need more bad news?

Grass pollen expectations for Saturday are rated “very high” along with some tree and ragweed.