ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The mild temperatures will stick around this Friday, but rain is back in the forecast.

An approaching cold front will bring off-and-on rain showers to Southwest and Central Virginia Friday. Winds will pick up as times, as well. When it isn’t raining, mostly cloudy skies will be overhead with afternoon temperatures reaching the middle 50s and into the middle 60s. The heaviest rain is anticipated Friday evening, but much of the wet weather should exit to our east before sunrise Saturday.

Increasing sunshine is in the forecast for Saturday, but winds will be blustery. Gusts as high as 30 mph are possible. It will be noticeably cooler with morning temperatures in the upper 20s and 30s. By the afternoon, highs will be in the 40s in the mountains and lower 50s elsewhere.

Sunday will be sunny, but chilly. Due to mostly clear skies Saturday night, Sunday will start with morning temperatures in the cold 20s. Winds will still be breezy with afternoon temperatures in the upper 30s and middle 40s.

Thanks to an area of high pressure, dry weather is expected for the beginning of spring. Monday will start with frigid morning temperatures in the 20s before warming up into the 40s and lower 50s by the afternoon. A mix of sun and clouds will be overhead.

Southwest and Central Virginia will notice a bit of a warming trend during the upcoming week. While a cold morning is in store for Tuesday, afternoon highs will be in the 50s. Wednesday will feature even milder temperatures in the 50s and lower 60s.