ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — It will be a quiet and mild start to March in Southwest and Central Virginia. However, the week will end with rain and another cooldown.

An area of high pressure will keep the region fairly dry for much of Wednesday. With variably cloudy skies overhead, afternoon temperatures will reach the warmer-than-average middle and upper 60s.

Expect cloudy skies Wednesday evening as a storm system approaches from the west. Rain will begin to move in overnight and continue into Thursday morning. Periods of heavy rainfall are possible. Roads will be wet for the morning commute!

There will be a break in the wet weather Thursday afternoon. High temperatures will be in the mild 60s and lower 70s under cloudy skies. Another storm system will impact Southwest and Central Virginia Thursday night into Friday.

Friday will be rainy, brisk, and cooler. While a few rumbles of thunder cannot be ruled out during the afternoon, it appears the risk of severe weather is more likely to our south. Temperatures will generally be in the 50s.

We can expect a stretch of dry weather for the weekend into the beginning of next week. Saturday and Sunday will be cool and breezy with afternoon highs in the 50s and lower 60s. It will be a chilly start to Sunday and Monday mornings with lows in the 30s.