Rain expected today is not the only weather change facing Floyd County
A wind advisory issued by the National Weather Service office in Blacksburg predicts winds in the 15 to 25 miles per hour range, gusting up to 50 mph along the crest of the Blue Ridge in Southwest Virginia from 5 p.m. Wednesday to 11 a.m. Thursday.
In other words, lock away your patio furniture, watch out for falling tree limbs and expect power outages.
WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 AM EDT THURSDAY… * WHAT…Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph expected. * WHERE…Along and west of the crest of the Blue Ridge in southwest Virginia, northwest North Carolina and southeast West Virginia. * WHEN…From 5 PM Today to 11 AM EDT Thursday. * IMPACTS…Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects, including any remaining summertime items such as patio furniture. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…High profile vehicles will be susceptible to the winds, especially vehicles traveling along southwest to northeast oriented sections of roadway. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.