A hot weekend before FloydFest arrives

  The upcoming weekend is the last before FloydFest opens its run for 2017 just off the Blue Ridge Parkway and the area in and around Floyd is expected to be hot with visits by those pesky thunderstorms that are part of our weather patterns this summer. It will be hot this weekend but 10 […]

Hot weather, humid, thunderstorms

One word for the weather over the next 10 days: ┬áHot. Make that two words: Hot and stormy. Temperatures in the high 80s and 90s with humidity well over 50 percent. Add thunderstorms to the mix and the outlook for the next two weeks and through the rest of July is not pretty. To make […]

A busy weekend for third week of May

The third weekend of May brings high school graduation, the delayed Kids Fishing Day along the Little River, a concert by Worx at 115 Lighting Way at the former Cross Creek Factory Building, the Tour de Floyd for bicycle enthusiasts and a cruise in at Wildwood. The Tour is a 62 mile ride through the […]

The pain of rain

Hard driving thunderstorms drenched much of Floyd County Tuesday night amid a flash flood watch for the area, downed limbs and washed out driveways.

Summertime…and the living is hot

Summer arrived over the weekend but — as far as temperatures and the presence of thunderstorms go — it was already here. With temperatures in the 80s here in the mountains and predictions of thunderstorms each day for the next week, hot and muggy days are the norm. Says Kevin Myatt, weather guru for The […]