Category: Weather

Flash Flood Watch for our area Monday and Tuesday

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect Monday through noon Tuesday for Floyd and surrounding counties in the New River Valley, Roanoke Valley and much of Southwestern Virginia. Advised The National Weather Service office in Blacksburg: …FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A * FLASH

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Yeah, we’re having a heatwave

Bad news:  This weekend is forecast hot and humid.  Very hot.  Very humid. Good news: By Wednesday, high temperatures should fall into the 70s with lower humidity and a respite from the heatwave. How long will that last?  Not as long as we might hope. The National Weather Service office in Blackburg expects a hot

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Yes, more thunderstorms for the weekend

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

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When it rains, it floods

After two days of rain, and more Sunday, the National Weather Service, of course, issued a flash flood warning for our area. Forecasters say 1 to 3 inches could fall Sunday and warn that the falling water could also lead to mudslides. Mother nature is in a bad mood. The “official” flood watch: FLASH FLOODING

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Yet another wet weekend

Should be dry on this Friday morning, but the National Weather Service predicts showers arriving about 12:30 PM and “isolated thunderstorms” around 2 PM with a reasonable dry spell until “scattered thunderstorms” from 8 to 10 PM Saturday’s forecast shows showers starting around 6 AM with a 90+percentage change of more constant rain hitting around

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Storms? You betcha

The National Weather Service Friday issued a “Hazardous Weather Outlook” for Floyd and surrounding counties for the weekend with warnings of severe thunderstorms, hail and damaging winds. The storm that swept through the county Thursday was a precursor of what’s to come, the service office in Blacksburg reports. The forecast for Friday (direct from NWS):

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Riders on this Friday’s storms

It’s Friday, so rain must be falling — and in much of the Southeast that also means turbulent, violent thunderstorms and, possibly, tornadoes. Storms are expected in and around Floyd County on this Friday, part of a widespread weather front that killed two people in an EF3 tornado that hit Rushton, LA, a mother and

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