ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Prepare for a chilly week ahead! Winter-like temperatures are in the forecast for the next several days in Southwest and Central Virginia.

It will be a freezing start to Monday with morning temperatures in the 20s and lower 30s. An area of high pressure will keep the region dry and quiet for the start of the week. Expect a gradual increase in cloud cover as the day continues with afternoon highs in the chilly 40s.

A storm system will impact Southwest and Central Virginia Tuesday. A light wintry mix of rain, snow, and freezing rain is possible during the morning hours with temperatures starting in the upper 20s and lower 30s. The potential for wintry mix is greater in parts of the New River Valley, Alleghany Highlands, and higher elevations of the Roanoke Valley. Slick spots may impact your morning commute, so give yourself a little extra time to slow down and get to your destination safely.

As the day continues, high temperatures will reach the upper 30s and 40s with off-and-on showers moving through the region.

A few showers may linger into Wednesday. Otherwise, variably cloudy skies will be overhead. Morning temperatures will be in the 30s before warming up into the 40s and 50s by the afternoon hours.

Our coldest air of the season will be felt for the latter half of the week. A few west-slope snow showers are possible Thursday as colder air rushes in. Morning temperatures will be near and below the freezing mark. Afternoon highs will reach the upper 30s and 40s under a mix of sun and clouds.

The cold weather pattern continues into Friday and Saturday. Dry weather will be in place, but it will definitely feel more like January outside. Each morning will start with temperatures in the frigid 20s. Expect mostly clear skies each day with afternoon highs in the 40s.