A new year, another winter storm, more ice

A new year, another winter storm, more ice

The first snowfall of 2019 — and the second of this winter — could also bring a mix of sleet and freezing rain to Floyd County as part of an arc that includes the southern short of Smith Mountain Lake, Rocky Mount, Wytheville and areas south. After a...
Rain? OK. Freezing Rain? Hold On. Let’s Talk

Rain? OK. Freezing Rain? Hold On. Let’s Talk

This winter season’s rollercoaster ride continues over the next 72 hours with temperatures already approaching 60 degrees this morning and perhaps even 70 by day’s end with a low of 58 overnight, then 60s Friday with rain before plummeting to freezing...
Could be rain…or sleet…or ice…or…

Could be rain…or sleet…or ice…or…

  Call it a mixed blessing.  The temperature on this Monday will climb above freezing as part of a warming trend but it comes with a ‘winter weather advisory that could include freezing rain, sleet, snow that might leave a slick mess on the road. The...
Rain, then freezing rain and possibly snow

Rain, then freezing rain and possibly snow

A brief respite from the arctic freeze that gripped the area over the weekend with temperatures into the 40s Monday and a high of 45 forecast for Tuesday in Floyd and a little bit higher down the mountain in Roanoke and the New River Valley. Rain Tuesday is expected...
Another hit of winter

Another hit of winter

Monday, at the beginning of the last week of Winter, Mother Nature is expected to bitch slap the area again with freezing temperatures and a “wintry mix” that will include freezing rain, sleet and snow. A below freezing drop in the temperature Sunday night...