ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — A warming trend is expected in Southwest and Central Virginia over the next few days.

A nearby front will allow for some showers and storms Tuesday morning in the Alleghany Highlands and Roanoke Valley. Otherwise, partly to mostly sunny skies are slated for the day ahead. It will be very warm outside. In the Alleghany Highlands and New River Valley, high temperatures will be in the lower 80s. Elsewhere, afternoon temperatures are expected to reach the upper 80s and lower 90s. There is a chance for a few isolated thunderstorms to develop during the heat of the day.

More heat is in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday as a front approaches from the west. Highs will be in the middle 80s and into the lower 90s each day. Overall, skies will be mostly to partly sunny. However, there is a slight chance for a few storms to develop during the afternoon hours.

Over the next several days, any showers or storms that develop could produce heavy rainfall. If these showers and storms are slow movers, then there is the potential for localized flooding.

The summer-like weather pattern will hang around Friday and continues 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. With the heat and humidity sticking around, there is a daily chance for scattered showers and storms. The unsettled weather pattern will persist through the beginning of next week.

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.