A strong cold front is expected to bring much needed rain on Sunday, but it may not be enough to end the ongoing drought. The area still needs a substantial amount of moisture to end the drought, and while the upcoming rainfall potential is in the 1-2″ range, it may end up being closer to 1-1.50″ for most areas. The highest rainfall totals are expected along and east of the Blue Ridge, with up to 2-3 inches in some areas. The front will also bring gusty winds, with gusts up to 45mph in some areas and a quick changeover to snow in the Allegheny mountains. The long range outlook does not look promising for a lot of moisture through the rest of December, but there could be potential for more moisture at the very end of the month. Overall, while the upcoming rain is much needed and will help, it is not expected to end the drought. Stay updated on the local forecast from the WHSV First Alert Storm Team for the latest weather developments.