ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — An area of high pressure will keep Southwest and Central Virginia dry and mild this Wednesday. However, another chance for rain is on the way.

Wednesday morning won’t be too chilly with temperatures starting in the 40s. Variably cloudy skies will be overhead throughout the day. Winds will be a bit breezy at times. Expect unseasonably warm afternoon temperatures ranging from the mid-50s into the mid-60s.

A cold front is slated to pass through the area Thursday. Scattered showers will have the chance to move through overnight Wednesday into Thursday afternoon. Rainfall totals won’t be too impressive with estimated amounts around 0.50 – 0.25″. Winds may pick up with gusts up to 30 mph possible. Despite the cloud cover and the rain, warmer-than-average temperatures are still in the forecast. Morning lows will be in the 40s with afternoon highs in the upper 50s and 60s.

An area of high pressure will build in behind Thursday’s front. A few snow showers are possible along west-facing slopes Friday. Otherwise, the high pressure system will allow for drier weather Friday with cooler air beginning to filter in. Expect partly to mostly sunny skies with afternoon temperatures in the 40s and 50s. Prepare for blustery conditions as wind gusts as high as 35 mph. Higher ridges may experience gusts up to 45 mph.

Saturday will be similar to Friday, although the winds will be lighter. A mix of sun and clouds is in the forecast. Morning temperatures will start in the cold 20s and lower 30s. Afternoon highs will be in the 40s and 50s.

A storm system is anticipated to impact Southwest and Central Virginia Sunday. This looks to be a cold rain event. However, some models have hinted at the potential for some morning wintry mix. The WFXR Pinpoint Weather Team will continue to monitor the forecast as we get closer to the weekend.