For the rest of this Saturday, stay weather-aware as strong to severe storms are possible, especially along and east of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Any storm that becomes severe will pose the main threat of damaging wind gusts.
Coverage will be scattered, but any storm will be capable of a heavy downpour. Some localized flooding is possible.
An approaching cold front is triggering the development of showers and storms this afternoon. The front will move into the region by this evening, maintaining a chance for showers and a few storms into tonight. However, any storms tonight are expected to be less in coverage and intensity compared to the afternoon.
Sunday will be noticeably cooler. However, scattered showers are likely. A few rumbles of thunder can be expected Sunday also. Heavy rain may lead to some localized flooding concerns for Sunday also.
Rain chances look likely much of the week, due in part, to the remnants of Fred.
The aforementioned front will waver across our region while moisture moves in from the south through much of the week. The remnants of Fred are forecast to be in Tennessee by Wednesday morning, keeping us in a rainy pattern through midweek.