ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Although some cold mornings are in the forecast for the next few days, increasing afternoon temperatures are ahead for Southwest and Central Virginia.

You may be waking up to some frost Monday morning as temperatures start in the upper 20s and 30s. Remember to grab the coat or jacket as you head out the door and give yourself a little extra time to heat up your car. Otherwise, plentiful sunshine is in the forecast for the day with afternoon temperatures in the early spring-like upper 50s and 60s.

An area of high pressure will build over the region through Thursday, resulting in fair weather and warming temperatures. Patchy frost is possible Tuesday morning with temperatures in the 30s. However, afternoon highs will reach the 70s under mostly sunny skies.

The warming trend continues into Wednesday and Thursday. Morning temperatures will generally range from the 40s into the lower 50s. Mostly clear skies are expected across Southwest and Central Virginia with afternoon temperatures in the unseasonably warm 70s and 80s.

A nearby storm system to our south may throw a few rain showers in our direction Friday, but not everyone will see rain. Overall, increasing cloudiness will be overhead with afternoon highs in the 70s. We’ll stay warm through the weekend with isolated rain chances in the forecast.