A cold front will drop southeast today and stall tonight into Saturday. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop ahead and along the boundary. There is a marginal risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening primarily north of Interstate 64 and west of Interstate 81. The main hazard will be quarter-sized hail and locally damaging wind gusts. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected during the afternoon Saturday. There is a marginal risk that a few of these thunderstorms could become severe. Large hail and locally damaging wind gusts will be the main hazard. Locally heavy rainfall leading to localized flooding will also be possible. A stronger cold front will bring more rain and thunderstorms to the region Sunday. There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening. The main threat with these thunderstorms will be damaging wind gusts. A few tornadoes will also be possible as well as hail the size of quarters or larger. These storms will also produce heavy rain that could lead to areas of flooding or flash flooding. High pressure will settle over the region for the first half of next week.

Your 5-Day WHEEcast: 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm today. High near 71. 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight with a low of 61. 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm Saturday. High near 75. 50 percent chance of showers at thunderstorms Saturday night with a low of 61. 90 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Sunday afternoon and overnight with a high near 75 and a low of 55. 30 percent chance of showers before 8am Monday, otherwise mostly sunny with a high near 65 and a low of 42. Sunny Tuesday with a high of 72 and low of 49.