ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Enjoy the warmer-than-average temperatures while you can! A weak cold front will move through Southwest and Central Virginia Friday, bringing much cooler air for the weekend.

Little moisture will be associated with the front, so rain chances are low Friday. A few stray light mountain rain showers cannot be ruled out, though. Skies will generally be mostly sunny with some passing clouds over the Alleghany Highlands. The Roanoke Valley, Central Virginia, and Southside can expect afternoon highs in the upper 70s and close to the 80-degree mark. In the Alleghany Highlands and New River Valley, highs will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s.

Saturday morning will start with temperatures in the chilly 40s. A good deal of sunshine is in the forecast for the weekend, but high temperatures will range from the 50s into the mid-60s. There will definitely be a chill in the air if you’re planning on heading to any fall festivals in Southwest and Central Virginia. Dress accordingly!

The clear skies and calm winds overnight Saturday into Sunday morning will allow temperatures to fall into the lower and middle 30s. Some higher elevations may drop below the freezing mark, leading to patchy frost formation. When temperatures get this low, remember to take steps to protect tender and sensitive plants from the cold.

It will be a chilly start to Monday, but not as cold as Sunday morning. Mostly sunny skies will continue to stick around in the forecast for the beginning of next week. There will be some south/southwesterly flow to start the week, which will allow temperatures to rebound. Highs for Monday and Tuesday will be in the 60s and lower 70s.

The beginning of the upcoming week looks fairly dry and quiet weather-wise. However, showers may have the chance to return to Southwest and Central Virginia by Thursday.