ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — An area of low pressure near the coast of North Carolina will slowly drift further offshore Wednesday. This will result in more sunshine breaking through and fewer rain showers in Southwest and Central Virginia.

Patchy fog will impact the Wednesday morning commute, so keep plenty of braking distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. Otherwise, variably cloudy skies are slated for the day with afternoon temperatures reaching the milder 70s. Much of the region will stay dry, but a few stray showers cannot be ruled out.

Thursday will be slightly warmer with afternoon highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s. It will feel more summer-like for the first day of meteorological summer. A variable mix of sun and clouds will be overhead with isolated showers or storms possible during the afternoon and early evening hours.

The warm pattern will continue into Friday and Saturday as afternoon temperatures work their way into the 80s. While Friday looks relatively dry, wet weather will have the chance to impact Southwest and Central Virginia Saturday.

A backdoor cold front will pass through late in the day, so Saturday won’t be a washout. Showers and storms are possible during the late afternoon and evening hours. Much of this wet weather should be out of the area by Sunday morning.

Cooler air will filter in behind the passing cold front, so Sunday won’t be as warm. Expect high temperatures to reach the lower and middle 70s under mostly cloudy skies.