ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — An area of high pressure off the coast of New England will allow dry east winds to blow through Southwest and Central Virginia this Friday. While the weather will remain fairly quiet, the variably cloudy skies will stick around.

Friday will start with morning lows will be in the 40s and lower 50s. Despite the cloud cover overhead, temperatures will be slightly milder by the afternoon with highs in the lower and middle 70s. A few stray rain showers cannot be ruled out, but a majority of the area will stay mostly dry.

A cold front will approach from the west Saturday, bringing more clouds and rain showers to Southwest and Central Virginia. It won’t be a complete washout, but showers will move west to east during the afternoon and evening. While a couple of thunderstorms may come into the mix, we’re generally expecting showery activity. It will be slightly warmer with afternoon temperatures in the 70s and lower 80s.

Calmer weather is expected behind Saturday’s cold front. A few rain showers may linger into early Sunday morning. Otherwise, mostly sunny skies are in the forecast with afternoon highs in the 70s and lower 80s.

The dry and warm pattern will continue into the beginning of the upcoming week as high pressure influences the region. It won’t be as muggy outside with morning lows in the 50s and afternoon highs in the 70s and lower 80s. A few clouds may pass overhead, but a good deal of sunshine is anticipated Monday through Wednesday.