ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Spring-like warmth returns to Southwest and Central Virginia for the middle of the week.

It will be a chilly start to Valentine’s Day with morning temperatures in the 30s. However, a good deal of sunshine is in the forecast with afternoon highs in the milder lower and middle 60s. Clouds will gradually increase as the day continues. Winds will become breezy at times with gusts of 15 – 25 mph possible.

A few stray rain showers cannot be ruled out overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning, but a majority of the region will stay dry. The warming trend continues with breezy winds blowing through. Afternoon temperatures will be in the middle 60s and lower 70s under mostly cloudy skies.

A cold front will move through Southwest and Central Virginia Thursday, bringing off-and-on showers along with it. Highs will still reach the spring-like 60s, but it will be a brisk and dreary day.

A few showers may linger into Friday morning, but drier air will filter in behind the passing front. Winds will pick up and temperatures will drop behind the front. Afternoon temperatures will generally range from the 50s to the 40s.

An area of high pressure will take control of the region for the weekend. Saturday will start on a frigid note with morning temperatures in the sub-freezing 20s. Winds will be brisk at times with plentiful sunshine in the forecast. Highs will be in the cooler 40s and 50s.

Sunday will start chilly with morning lows in the 20s and 30s. However, winds will be lighter with a mix of sun and clouds overhead. Afternoon temperatures will be back in the warmer-than-average 50s and lower 60s.