A weakening cold front will move into the region tonight before washing out over the area during the day Thursday.
Ahead of the front, showers and storms will develop this afternoon and into this evening. A few of the storms may be strong to severe. There’s a Marginal Risk for severe weather along and west of the Parkway for Wednesday afternoon. Any storm that becomes severe would pose threats of damaging wind gusts and some hail.
The front will settle over Southwest Virginia through much of the day Thursday. This coupled with an easterly flow bringing additional moisture off of the Atlantic will help to produce more clouds and a few showers and storms. At this time, severe weather is not anticipated.
Due to more clouds and a cool, moist easterly flow off the Atlantic, temperatures will be cooler compared to recent days. Look for highs, generally, in the mid and upper 70s west to lower 80s east for the rest of the week. However, these highs are actually what one can expect for this time of year.
Friday, ample low-level moisture and an upper-level disturbance will help to produce scattered showers and storms.
A few showers remain possible Saturday.