A strong cold front will bring rain an enhanced risk for severe thunderstorms to the region this afternoon and tonight. The main threat will be damaging wind gusts. Large hail and isolated tornadoes are also possible. Storms may also produce heavy rain that could lead to localized flooding. The chance of precipitation today is 50 percent with a high of 75 and wind gusts up to 20 mph. 90 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight with a low of 50 and wind gusts up to 29 mph.

Following the front, high pressure will settle over the region for the first half of the week. Look for sunshine Monday with a high of 61 and wind gusts up to 31 mph. Winds will die down Monday night with a low of 40.

Sunny Tuesday with a high of 71 and low of 49.

Sunny Wednesday with a high of 76 and low of 54.

Sunny Thursday with a high of 77.

50 percent chance of showers Thursday night with a low of 59.