ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Thanks to a nearby area of high pressure, the quiet and mild weather pattern will continue across Southwest and Central Virginia for the middle of the week.

Wednesday will start off clear and cold with morning temperatures in the middle 20s and lower 30s. Plenty of sunshine is slated for the day, so grab those sunglasses as you head out the door! Highs will be slightly above average with afternoon temperatures reaching the milder upper 50s and lower 60s.

Thanksgiving looks to be fairly dry with a mix of sun and clouds overhead. If you’re participating in the Drumstick Dash, you’ll probably want extra sweats on! Morning temperatures will be in the chilly 30s. By the afternoon, high temperatures will be in the near-average 50s. Make sure to have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!

A storm system will bring rain back into Southwest and Central Virginia late Thursday night into Friday. If you’re planning on doing some Black Friday shopping, you’ll probably want the rain gear on hand, just in case. When it isn’t raining, mostly cloudy to overcast skies will be overhead. Highs will reach the lower and middle 50s.

Rain is expected along and ahead of an approaching front during the weekend. While it won’t be persistent rain, make sure to drive safely on those wet roadways. For now, off-and-on showers are slated for Saturday into Sunday morning. Winds will pick up Sunday as the front moves through.

High temperatures for the weekend will be near average. Lower and middle 50s are expected along and west of the Blue Ridge with middle and upper 50s to the east. Overnight cloud cover will keep lows a few degrees warmer, mainly in the upper 30s and 40s.