We had a week of very nice weather, but last night, it started to rain and it hasn’t stopped. The rain has been heavy from time to time. As I drove up the river that my driveway has become, I noticed that there was almost three inches in the rain gauge. That’s almost three inches in a little over twelve hours. Needless to say, the creek are about even with the tops of their banks. The rain isn’t supposed to stop until some time tonight, so I think it is possible that we will have some flooding. If my driveway is any indication, there will definitely be some damage to the steeper gravel roads.
Fortunately, the forecast still looks pretty good for the Blues & BBQ Festival this Saturday. If you missed it last year, you might want to give it a try. I thought it was the best event we’ve ever had in Blue Ridge. The festival is scheduled to run from noon until 9:00 PM. See the previous columns for details.