ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — While we’re anticipating a milder Tuesday across Southwest and Central Virginia, winds will be gusty at times.

A few spotty showers cannot be ruled out toward our western slopes. Otherwise, dry and blustery weather is expected this Tuesday. Wind gusts of 30 – 40 mph are possible with partly to mostly sunny skies overhead. Afternoon highs will be in the warmer 60s and lower 70s.

The combination of warm, dry air and brisk winds will lead to an increased fire danger threat for the day. Outdoor burning is not recommended. Keep in mind, Virginia’s 4 PM Burning Law is in effect through April 30th.

A nearby warm front will keep the region mild this Wednesday. Some showers are possible north of US 460. Otherwise, skies will generally be mostly cloudy with highs in the warmer-than-average 60s.

For Thursday, unusually warm conditions are slated ahead of an approaching cold front. Some locations may set new record highs as afternoon temperatures work their way into the 70s and into the lower 80s These are temperatures we would expect in Southwest and Central Virginia during late May or June!

The summer-like warmth won’t last long. The passing cold front will bring brisk winds and cooler temperatures to the region Friday.