ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Warmer-than-average temperatures are still in the forecast for Southwest and Central Virginia this Wednesday. However, record warmth is anticipated Thursday.

A nearby warm front will allow for some light rain showers along and north of US 460 Wednesday morning. Otherwise, more clouds are in the forecast with some late-day clearing. Winds won’t be as gusty. Afternoon temperatures will generally be in the 60s.

It will be a mild start to Thursday with morning temperatures in the upper 50s and lower 60s. A few isolated rain showers are possible early in the day. A cold front will approach from the west, allowing warmer air to flow into the area.

This will result in unusually warm high temperatures in the 70s and lower 80s. These are temperatures we would expect in Southwest and Central Virginia during late May or early June! Winds will pick up at times, which could increase the fire danger risk in the area.

Cooler air will move in behind the passing cold front. For Friday, expect brisk winds and high temperatures in the 50s and 60s. Some locations in the New River Valley and Alleghany Highlands may notice falling temperatures during the day.

A storm system will bring some moisture to Southwest and Central Virginia Saturday. Many will see off-and-on showers, but a patchy wintry mix cannot be ruled out for higher elevations north of US 460. It will be noticeably cooler with afternoon highs in the 40s.

Sunday looks drier, but a few spotty showers may move through. Overall, it will be breezy and milder with highs in the upper 50s and 60s.