ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Enjoy the dry and seasonably cool weather while you can. A midweek cold front will bring showers and cooler temperatures to Southwest and Central Virginia.

You’ll want to layer up Tuesday. It will be a chilly start with morning temperatures in the 30s and lower 40s. By the afternoon, high temperatures will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s under mostly to partly sunny skies.

Increasing cloudiness can be expected Tuesday night into Wednesday as a cold front approaches the region. Wednesday will start dry and chilly with morning temperatures in the 40s. Despite skies becoming cloudy, afternoon highs will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s. A few isolated showers cannot be ruled out, but a majority of the rain showers will move through late Wednesday night into Thursday.

Off-and-on showers are likely Thursday with periods of heavy rainfall. A few rumbles of thunder may occur, but the severe weather risk is on the lower side. Highs will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Most of the shower activity will taper off Thursday evening.

Temperatures will drop Thursday night as cooler air comes in from the northwest behind the front. By Friday morning, temperatures will be in the chilly 40s. Under mostly sunny skies, afternoon highs will reach the cooler 60s.

The cool and dry weather pattern is slated to continue into the beginning of the weekend. It will be a cold start to Saturday with morning temperatures in the 30s. A few higher elevations may wake up to patchy frost. Otherwise, plentiful sunshine is in the forecast with highs in the 60s.