ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — A storm system to our west will bring cold rain and the potential for freezing rain late Wednesday into Thursday.

Increasing cloudiness will be overhead Wednesday morning. It will be a dry start to the day with morning temperatures in the cold 20s and lower 30s. Rain showers will begin to move in during the afternoon with rain chances increasing throughout the evening hours. High temperatures will be in the lower and middle 40s Wednesday.

Near to below-freezing temperatures are anticipated by Thursday morning. While many locations will see cold rain, freezing rain may come into the mix in areas along and west of the Blue Ridge.

Icing is possible north of I-64 and at higher elevations in the Roanoke Valley and New River Valley. Slick spots may develop on some roads. Ice accumulations of more than 0.20″ may lead to tree damage and power outages. Significant icing may occur in portions of Highland County and the Shenandoah Valley.

Much of the wet and wintry weather will wrap up by Thursday evening. Some upslope snow showers will impact portions of the Alleghany Highlands Friday. Otherwise, chilly weather is expected for the end of the week. Highs will be in the 40s Friday afternoon. Winds will be breezy at times with gusts up to 25 mph possible.

The weekend is looking colder, so be prepared to bundle up! Each morning will start with temperatures in the 20s and lower 30s. Afternoon highs will be in the 30s and 40s Saturday and Sunday. A mix of sun and clouds will be overhead.