ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — A storm system will bring cold rain and areas of wintry mix to Southwest and Central Virginia this Wednesday.

A storm system will move through the Midwestern U.S. Wednesday. Southwesterly flow ahead of this system will bring moisture to Southwest and Central Virginia, allowing cold rain to fall across the region during the day. Overall, rainfall totals are estimated to be between 0.25 – 1.00″.

There is the potential for a wintry mix during the morning hours. Freezing rain is possible at higher elevations with a mix of freezing rain/snow/sleet possible along and north of I-64. Due to the possibility of light snow/ice accumulation, Winter Weather Advisories will be in effect for counties along and north of I-64. Slick spots may develop in these areas, so use caution while traveling.

Much of the wet weather will end before midnight, but winds will pick up behind Wednesday’s storm system. For Thursday, wind gusts up to 40 mph may occur. These brisk northwest winds will keep afternoon highs in the upper 30s and 40s. Mostly to partly cloudy skies will be overhead. Some west-facing slope snow showers are possible.

Lighter winds are expected Friday with the chilly pattern continuing across the region. Morning temperatures will be in the cold 20s with afternoon highs in the mid-30s and mid-40s. A mix of sun and clouds will be overhead.

The weekend will be slightly milder with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s. While Saturday will be dry and breezy, another storm system will bring rain showers Sunday and Monday. Most of the rain will fall late Sunday before ending Monday morning.