ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Enjoy the warm air and sunshine while you can! Southwest and Central Virginia will notice rain returning to the region Friday.

An area of high pressure will shift toward the east Thursday, but dry and warm weather is still expected in Southwest and Central Virginia. Morning temperatures will generally be in the 40s with afternoon highs in the warmer-than-average lower and middle 80s. Expect mostly sunny skies over the region.

Increasing cloudiness is slated for Friday as a storm system emerges from over the Gulf of Mexico. Scattered rain showers are likely for the day, so keep the rain gear on hand. A few rumbles of thunder are possible, but severe weather is limited. An isolated strong storm or two cannot be ruled out. Afternoon temperatures will be in the cooler 60s and lower 70s. Rain chances will lessen Friday night, but fog or drizzle may impact the area.

A few isolated rain showers are possible Saturday, but it doesn’t appear to be a washout. Mostly to partly cloudy skies will be overhead with afternoon temperatures in the 70s and lower 80s.

Sunday will be just as warm as Saturday. However, a cold front will move through, bringing the chance for rain showers and a few thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening. Isolated strong storms may develop late in the day.

Winds will pick up late Sunday into Monday behind the passing front. Otherwise, Monday will feature partial clearing overhead and cooler afternoon temperatures in the 60s. It will still be breezy Tuesday. More sunshine is in the forecast with highs in the milder 60s and lower 70s.