ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The area of high pressure that kept Southwest and Central Virginia dry and sunny for the past couple of days is leaving the area. We’ll see some changes in the forecast for the end of April and the beginning of May.

More clouds than sunshine are expected Friday. Spotty light rain showers are possible later in the day. Much of the region will notice partly to mostly cloudy skies overhead. High temperatures will be in the 60s and lower 70s.

Scattered showers will move in Friday night into Saturday morning. Some passing showers may linger around during the day Saturday. Otherwise, a weak wedge will develop in the region. This will allow for mostly cloudy skies and cooler high temperatures in the 60s.

Sunday will start fairly dry, but showers and a few storms are likely during the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 60s and 70s. Overall, the weekend doesn’t look to be a complete washout, but you may want to keep an umbrella on hand if you’re heading to any outdoor events, like the Vinton Dogwood Festival.

We’ll have a brief break from the rain Monday. Variably cloudy skies will be overhead throughout the day with warm afternoon temperatures in the upper 70s and into the middle 80s.

Another disturbance will bring the chance for showers Tuesday. We’re not expecting persistent, all-day rain in the forecast. However, there will be some heat in place that will allow for a few storms during the afternoon. High temperatures will still be in the upper 70s and 80s.

A cold front is slated to move through Southwest and Central Virginia Wednesday afternoon, bringing the chance for late-day showers and hit-or-miss storms. Rain chances will linger into Thursday.