A cold front with gusty northwest winds will sweep southeast through the region today, accompanied by scattered morning showers – possibly mixed with or changing to snow across the higher elevations before ending. As the front pulls away from the area, skies will clear east of the Blue Ridge by this afternoon, but with some clouds lingering until late in the day across the western flanks of the Appalachians. Higher pressure will move into the region tonight into Monday, allowing skies to clear in all areas as winds gradually begin to diminish.

Your 5-day WHEEcast: 30 percent chance of shower this morning, then clearing with a high of 57 and a low of 30. Wind gusts up to 26 mph today and 21 mph tonight. Sunny Monday with a high of 52 and low of 29. 20 percent chance of rain Tuesday afternoon, otherwise partly sunny with a high of 53 and a low of 34. Sunny Wednesday with a high of 67 and a low of 42. Sunny Thursday with a high of 70 and a 60 percent chance of rain Thursday night with a low of 49.