ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Warmer temperatures are expected across Southwest and Central Virginia for the first half of the week. However, multiple rain chances are in the forecast.

Monday morning will start with temperatures in the chilly 30s and lower 40s. Increasing cloudiness will be overhead with afternoon highs in the spring-like 60s and lower 70s. A few spotty rain showers cannot be ruled out for the day, but it won’t be a washout. Some spots won’t even see wet weather.

Winds will blow in from the south for the middle of the week, resulting in warmer temperatures. For Tuesday, afternoon highs will be in the 70s and lower 80s under a mix of sun and clouds. Winds will become breezier Wednesday with high temperatures in the upper 70s and middle 80s.

Rain will return to the region Wednesday night into Thursday as a storm system impacts the Ohio Valley and the Mid-Atlantic. A few thunderstorms may develop. Afternoon highs will be in the 70s on Thursday.

The unsettled weather will stick around through the end of the week, but recent model data has kept a nearby front further to our south. Passing showers are possible Friday, but it won’t be raining the entire time. The same goes for Saturday and Sunday. Rain showers are possible each day, but it won’t be a complete washout for the holiday weekend. It will be cooler, though. Starting Friday, highs will be in the 50s and 60s.