ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Another hot day is in store for Southwest and Central Virginia. However, rain chances will increase into the weekend.

Pockets of fog may impact the Thursday morning commute. Otherwise, the day will start rain free and muggy. Morning temperatures will be in the mid-60s and into the lower 70s. By the afternoon, it will be hot with highs in the mid-80s and lower 90s. With this heat in the forecast, it’s important to stay cool and safe! 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.

Although the first half of the day will be dry, spotty showers and storms will have the chance to move through during the afternoon and evening. The wet weather will be hit-or-miss, but any shower or storm that develops will be capable of producing heavy rainfall.

A rinse-and-repeat forecast is in store 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. A few locations in Central Virginia and Southside may reach the lower 90s. Scattered showers and storms are possible each day as the heat and humidity remain in the forecast. Expect a greater chance of rain during the afternoon and evening hours.

The potential for heavy rainfall and low-moving showers/storms may result in localized flooding in areas with poor drainage. A couple of strong to severe storms cannot be ruled out. It’s important to stay weather aware over the weekend. Make sure to have a backup plan in case you need to take shelter from passing storms.

The unsettled, summer-like weather pattern will continue into the beginning of next week. It will be a bit hotter with daily storm chances remaining in the forecast.