ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — A pleasant stretch of weather is expected through Wednesday in Southwest and Central Virginia. Cool mornings and warm afternoons are slated for the next few days.

High pressure remains in control across much of the eastern United States, resulting in mostly dry weather and slightly warmer-than-average afternoon temperatures in the region. Pockets of fog are possible for the next few mornings with temperatures starting in the cool 50s. For Tuesday and Wednesday, highs will reach the upper 70s and lower 80s under mostly sunny skies.

It won’t be as warm on Thursday as cloud cover begins to increase. The day will still be mostly dry with afternoon highs in the mild 70s.

The strong cold front will pass through Southwest and Central Virginia late Friday with high temperatures reaching the 70s. Some rain showers are possible late Friday into early Saturday morning.

A mostly dry weekend is ahead, but it will be noticeably cooler behind the passing cold front. Increasing sunshine is slated for Saturday with breezy winds blowing through. Afternoon highs will be in the 60s. Sunday will be mostly sunny with crisp fall-like conditions in place. Morning lows will be in the chilly 40s with afternoon temperatures in the upper 50s and middle 60s.

The cooler-than-average pattern will continue into Monday with mostly clear skies overhead. Prepare for chilly mornings with temperatures in the 30s and 40s. Patchy frost may develop at higher elevations if calm winds are blowing through. Afternoon highs will generally be in the 60s.