Raindrops will fall on our heads

National Weather Service map for the New River Valley and other parts of Southwestern Virginia for late Friday morning.

Looks like wet times for at least the first two days of the Labor Day holiday weekend in and around our area, thanks to the ragged edges of Hurricane Harvey, who is nothing like the imaginary part of Elwood P. Dowd’s life in the 1950 Jimmy Stewart movie, “Harvey.”

Rain means problems for outdoor events like Indian Valley’s Yoga Jam and Hillsville’s Carroll County Gun Show and Flea Market as well as the bevy of yard sales scattered around the region.

Area farmers would welcome at least two days of soaking rains but the wet stuff could hurt flea market vendors and others who depend on sales in open air venues for needed income as the unofficial end of summer arrives with Labor Day.

The National Weather Service Office in Blacksburg shows high possibilities for rain Friday and Saturday with diminished chances on Sunday and Monday in this four-day weekend.

As our weekend roundup showed Thursday, this Labor Day schedule is busy, with or without rain.  The weather prognosticators predict “occasional rain” to start around 9 a.m. and continue through the day and into Saturday.

Take your umbrellas and be safe out there.

And, oh yes, have a Happy Labor Day!

Navigating the crowd at the Carroll County Flea Market



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