Southerly flow ahead of an advancing cold front will create instability and severe weather is expected for the region today. Several thunderstorm warnings and even a few tornado watches have already been issued for parts of West Virginia and Tennessee this morning as the line of storms tracks to the east. The North Carolina High Country can expect to see these storms begin to move through the area by the afternoon hours. Strong, gusty winds and periods of heavy rainfall will continue throughout the evening and will taper off by late evening. Precipitation amounts of 1-2″ are expected for areas just west of the Appalachians and maybe a half inch to three quarters of an inch for the rest of the region. Behind the cold front, high pressure will build into the region and we will see seasonal temperatures and a return to blue skies. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday will be quite pleasant before we begin to see effects from our next system of interest on Friday. Check your location for more detailed information.