ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — A storm system will bring much-needed rainfall to Southwest and Central Virginia on Tuesday.

Make sure to grab the rain gear as you head out the door Tuesday morning. Off-and-on rain is expected throughout the day with brisk winds at times. Periods of heavy rainfall may occur, especially later in the day. Some freezing rain is possible along the western slopes of Pocahontas and Highland counties. Daytime temperatures will be in the cooler 40s and 50s.

This soaking rain will definitely help in fighting ongoing drought conditions in the region. Overall, 1 – 2.5 inches of rainfall is in the forecast with locally higher amounts possible. If you’re hitting the roadways for some holiday travel, make sure to use caution on those wet roads.

A few showers may linger through Wednesday. Otherwise, expect breezy winds with partial clearing overhead. Afternoon highs will be in the 50s.

High pressure takes over for Thanksgiving, resulting in more sunshine and dry weather conditions. If you’re running in the Drumstick Dash, make sure to bundle up! Morning temperatures will be in the chilly 30s. By the afternoon, temperatures will reach the 50s and lower 60s.

A few spotty rain showers may pass through on Black Friday, but much of the region will just see a mix of sun and clouds through the weekend. Slightly cooler-than-average temperatures are in the forecast with highs in the 40s and 50s for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.