ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — While much of Southwest and Central Virginia will stay mostly dry and quiet through the end of the work week, rain chances will increase over the Memorial Day weekend.

A cold front will move through from the north Thursday, bringing the chance for spotty rain showers to areas west of the Blue Ridge. Otherwise, the day will be mostly dry with a mix of sun and clouds overhead. Morning temperatures will start in the cool 40s and 50s before warming up into the mild lower and middle 70s by the afternoon. Winds may be breezy at times.

Friday looks drier and quiet with variably cloudy skies overhead. The slightly cooler-than-average temperatures will remain in the forecast with afternoon highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s.

A low-pressure system along the East Coast will bring rain showers to Southwest and Central Virginia during the Memorial Day weekend.

Saturday will start relatively dry, but rain chances will increase during the late afternoon and evening hours. Occasional scattered rain showers will remain in the forecast through Monday.

It won’t be a total washout for the holiday weekend, but you’ll want to keep the rain gear handy and have a backup plan if you want to avoid the rain. Overall, it will be cloudy and cooler with highs in the 60s and lower 70s.