ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Stay cool and hydrated! Very warm conditions are expected across Southwest and Central Virginia.

Some patchy fog is possible near bodies of water Wednesday morning. Otherwise, more sunshine is in the forecast with partly to mostly sunny skies overhead. It will be hotter outside with afternoon highs in the mid-80s and into the mid-90s. Although rain chances are fairly low, we can’t rule out a stray shower or storms late in the day.

With this hot weather pattern in the forecast, it’s important to stay cool and safe in the heat! Remember to take breaks, dress accordingly, and drink plenty of water. Listen to your body: if you feel overheated or sick, try to rest in a cool area.

Wednesday evening will be quiet with light and variable winds blowing across the region. Expect overnight temperatures to fall into the middle 60s and into the lower 70s.

The heat sticks around into Thursday. The day will start dry with afternoon temperatures in the middle 80s and into the middle 90s. However, there is a higher chance for scattered late-day showers and storms along and west of the Blue Ridge.

The unsettled, summer-like weather pattern will continue Friday and into the weekend. It won’t be as hot, but it will still be very warm with highs in the seasonable middle and upper 80s. There is a daily chance for scattered showers and storms as the heat and humidity remain in the forecast.

Over the next several days, any showers or storms that develop could produce heavy rainfall. Slow-moving showers and storms may result in localized flooding.