Rain drops are falling on our heads…and feet

Yes, the rain is falling.

UPDATE: The Floyd County High School varsity football game scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday night is postponed to Monday, October 10, because of the the rain and forecasts of heavier downpours in the evening.

Yes, that wet stuff falling this morning in and around Floyd County will get heavier as the day progresses.

While the rain that is falling here in Southwestern Virginia is not part of Hurricane Matthew, the storm that is pounding Florida and will head up the coastlines of Georgia and the Carolinas influence the weather here in the mountains.

The National Weather Service puts the chances of rain this Friday morning at 30 t0 35 percent, increasing to 45 percent at 10 a.m., 80 percent by 11 a.m and then 100 percent by 1:00 p.m. and staying at full volume throughout the afternoon, into the evening and continuing overnight and into Saturday.

All is not lost, however, if the current forecasts that call for a return to Sunny and dry on Sunday and into next week hold.

Hang in there, keep your umbrellas and rain gear handy and stay dry.

Fri, Oct 07

Floyd Artists Association First Friday, Floyd Artists Gallery in The Station, 203 S. Locust Street 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Floyd Artisan Market, Community Market Pavilion, 205 South Locust St. 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Floyd Ghost Tours, Meet at the Community Mkt Pavilion, 205 South Locust St., 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Friday Night Jamboree @ Floyd Country Store, 206 S Locust St, 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM featuring Turner & Friends at 6:30, The Friday Night Old Time Band at 7:30, and Sophie & The Boys at 9:00.

Seph Custer and the Papa Tom Band, Dogtown Roadhouse, 302 S. Locust St. 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Sat, Oct 08

Floyd Farmers Market, Community Pavilion – 205 S Locust, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Charcuterie for the Homestead, Riverstone Farm, 708 Thompson Farm Rd. S.E. 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Apple Harvest Celebration at Foggy Ridge Cider, Foggy Ridge Cider, 1328 Pineview Rd., Dugspur, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Americana Afternoon, Floyd Country Store, 206 S Locust St, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM with Small Town Renegades at 12:00, Sydney & the Wheatstraws at 1:15, and Jacob Vaughan at 2:15.

Floyd Center for the Arts Exhibition Opening Reception for “Upcycled” & 2 more Exhibits, 220 Parkway Lane S. 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Floyd Ghost Tours, Meet @ Community Market Pavilion, 205 South Locust St. 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Wildwood Farms General Store, Mac Traynham & Friends, 2380 Floyd Highway. 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Saturday Night Old Time Dance featuring The Downhill Strugglers, Floyd Country Store, 206 S. Locust St. 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Bigmamajoy at Dogtown Roadhouse, Dogtown Roadhouse, 302 S. Locust St.     8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Floyd Contra Dance, Floyd Center for the Arts, 220 Parkway Lane S. 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Sun, Oct 09

Free Outdoor Painting Sessions, Riverstone Organic Farm, 708 Thompson Farm Rd. S.E. 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Sunday Sounds at Chateau Morrisette Winery, 287 Winery Rd SW MP 171 Blue Ridge Parkway. 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Sunday Music Jam @ Floyd Country Store, Floyd Country Store
206 S Locust St. 1:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Songwriter’s Circle, Dogtown Roadhouse, 302 S. Locust St. 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Open Mic Night at Dogtown Roadhouse, 302 S Locust St, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Some of the softballers decided to keep their athletic shoes dry and went barefoot as they headed to rides home.
Well that’s one way to deal with a wet weekend.

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