ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The summer-like temperatures are sticking around Southwest and Central Virginia, but there are also more storm chances in the forecast.

Friday will start dry with variably cloudy skies overhead. Morning temperatures will start in the middle 60s and into the lower 70s. By the afternoon, highs will be in the very warm 80s and lower 90s. A front will stall over the Ohio Valley, allowing southerly flow to bring more moisture into Virginia. The heat and humidity will give the region a chance for scattered p.m. showers and storms.

There is the potential for heavy rainfall with these showers and storms. Slow-moving storms may result in localized flooding in areas with poor drainage. A couple of strong to severe storms cannot be ruled out, either. It’s important to stay weather aware. Make sure to have a backup plan in case you need to take shelter from passing storms.

A rinse-and-repeat forecast is in store for the weekend. It won’t be as hot, but it will still be very warm with highs in the seasonable middle and upper 80s. A few locations in Central Virginia and Southside may reach the lower 90s. Scattered to numerous showers and storms are possible each day as the heat and humidity remain in the forecast. Expect a greater chance of rain during the afternoon and evening hours.

The unsettled, summer-like weather pattern will continue into the beginning of next week. Storm coverage won’t be as widespread, but rain is possible during the heat of the day. Highs will be in the hot 80s and lower 90s Monday and Tuesday.