ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Storm chances have lessened across Southwest and Central Virginia, but damp and cooler weather is slated for the end of the week.

Behind Thursday’s cold front, winds will come in from the northeast. This will result in cloudy and cooler weather for Friday. Morning temperatures will start in the 50s before falling into the 40s during the afternoon hours. A nearly stationary front to our south will result in off-and-on rain showers across the region. Some heavy rainfall is possible. Decreasing rain chances are expected Friday night.

Showers are still possible Saturday, but rain chances will be higher south of US 460. Cloudy skies will remain overhead with high temperatures in the much cooler-than-average upper 40s and lower 50s.

More sunshine will peek out on Easter Sunday as an area of high pressure begins to build into the region. Morning temperatures will be in the chilly 30s and lower 40s, so grab a coat for sunrise service! By the afternoon, temperatures will be in the slightly milder upper 50s and lower 60s.

Rising afternoon temperatures are in the forecast for the week ahead. While morning temperatures will be in the chilly 30s Monday and Tuesday, afternoon highs will gradually warm back up into the 70s as we head into the middle of the week.