ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Grab the umbrellas as you head out the door and stay weather aware! Scattered showers and storms are likely this Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Wednesday will start fairly dry with morning temperatures in the middle 60s and lower 70s. By the afternoon, highs will be in the 80s and lower 90s. A cold front will approach Southwest and Central Virginia, bringing scattered to numerous showers and storms during the afternoon and evening hours.

A few strong to severe storms may develop with gusty winds being a potential threat. Due to the slow-moving nature of these showers and storms—as well as repeated rounds of heavy rainfall—there is a concern for localized flooding. Several counties are under Flood Watches through the evening hours.

A few showers and storms will still have the chance to develop Thursday. However, rain coverage won’t be as widespread as the front makes its way toward the east. Skies will gradually clear late in the day. Expect high temperatures to reach the lower to middle 80s across the region.

Drier air will filter in behind the passing cold front, resulting in a quieter weather pattern Friday and into the weekend. Humidity levels will decrease and more sunshine is in the forecast. Morning temperatures will be in the 50s and lower 60s while afternoon highs will warm up into the upper 70s and middle 80s. Overall, a great weekend to get outside and enjoy the comfortably warm weather!

High temperatures will continue to stay below average through the beginning of next week. However, isolated showers and storms are possible Monday and Tuesday.