ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Wednesday is expected to be one of the warmest days of the year so far! However, a cooler weather pattern is on the way for Southwest and Central Virginia.

Wednesday will start with mild morning temperatures in the 50s. A few spotty rain showers are possible, but a majority of the region will stay dry with variably cloudy skies overhead. It will be breezy at times with high temperatures in the 70s and unseasonably warm lower 80s.

A cold front will pass through the region Thursday. Scattered showers are in the forecast with high temperatures in the mid-60s and into the 70s. A few isolated thunderstorms may develop during the afternoon and evening.

Stronger storms may produce damaging winds and hail. Even though the severe risk is low, remember to stay weather aware! The Storm Prediction Center has a Marginal Risk for severe weather for areas east of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Spring-like weather is in the forecast for Friday. Partly to mostly sunny skies will be overhead with highs in the upper 60s and into the middle 70s.

Similar to Friday, Saturday’s afternoon highs will be in the 60s and 70s. Another cold front will sweep through the region, bringing the chance for stray showers Saturday. However, we’ll feel a difference in temperatures by Easter Sunday.

A cooler weather pattern will begin on Easter Sunday. Morning temperatures will start in the 40s while afternoon highs will be in the cooler 60s with variably cloudy skies. It should be a good day for any Easter egg hunts, although you may want a light sweater or jacket outside. A few showers may move in late Sunday, but rain chances are expected to be higher Monday.

By Monday, high temperatures are slated to be in the cooler-than-average 50s. Off-and-on rain showers will have the chance to move through.