ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Relatively dry weather is in the forecast for the next few days. A colder pattern is ahead, so prepare to bundle up!

It will be on the chilly side Friday morning with temperatures starting in the lower and middle 30s. Partly to mostly sunny skies are expected for the day with winds becoming breezy at times. Highs will run closer to average for mid-December with afternoon temperatures in the upper 30s to lower 40s in the mountains and into the upper 40s to lower 50s elsewhere.

A disturbance will approach the region Friday night. This will allow for some upslope snow into parts of the Alleghany Highlands. The rest of the area will stay dry with overnight lows in the cold upper 20s and lower 30s.

Saturday will start with morning temperatures in the sub-freezing middle and upper 20s. It will be another mostly dry day with breezy winds blowing through. By the afternoon, temperatures will be in the below-average 30s and 40s under partly sunny skies.

Sunday will be one of our coldest days with morning temperatures in the 20s and afternoon highs in the 30s. Skies will be mostly to partly sunny.

The colder temperatures and dry weather will stick around through the middle of the upcoming week. Morning temperatures will be in the bitterly cold teens and 20s with afternoon temperatures in the much cooler-than-average 30s and 40s. Southwest and Central Virginia could see the potential for rain and snow by Thursday. We’ll continue to provide updates to the forecast as we head into next week.