High pressure builds in briefly today with afternoon highs in the 40s and lighter winds.

By Thursday, a disturbance and cold front will approach the region from the west. A few rain showers move through and may mix with sleet or snow at times in the mountains. Little if any accumulation is expected with exception of the ski country of West Virginia.

Aside from a few showers, look for cloudy skies and highs in the low 40s. Any leftover showers will end by evening.  Winds will turn very gusty late Thursday evening and continue into Friday. Gusts may top 45mph late Thursday night.

A brief area of high pressure moves over the Mid Atlantic Friday and Saturday with decreasing clouds and highs in the upper 30s to near 40.

WEEKENDSTORM?

The weather for the second half of the weekend is still "up in the air." A few models are suggesting a system now in the Pacific Ocean, may move across the south and into the area late Sunday into Monday.

If it materializes, a mix of rain and snow is possible. However, if colder air pushes in behind the front, all snow would be a possibility as well, but that is looking less and less likely. Highs Monday and Tuesday are expected to only reach the mid 30s.

It's still much too early for specifics, but watch the extended forecast closely, especially with so many parties to see the big game on Sunday.

Watching the weekend