ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — As a result of Sunday’s passing cold front, breezy winds and cooler air are in the forecast for Monday.

Partly to mostly cloudy skies will be over much of Southwest and Central Virginia to kick off the week. Morning temperatures will start in the 40s and 50s with blustery winds at times. In the New River Valley and Alleghany Highlands, highs will be in the upper 40s and lower 50s. The Roanoke Valley, Central Virginia, and Southside will have afternoon highs in the middle and upper 50s.

Wind speeds will lessen during the evening hours. This will allow for near-freezing conditions Monday night into early Tuesday morning. Temperatures are expected to drop down into the lower and middle 30s.

Skies will continue to be variably cloudy during the day Tuesday. Dry weather is in the forecast with afternoon temperatures in the seasonably cool 50s.

A strong cold front will pass through the Mid-Atlantic Wednesday, bringing periods of rain to Southwest and Central Virginia. Winds may be gusty at times. Milder temperatures are slated for the region with highs in the upper 50s and middle 60s.

There will be a noticeable drop in temperatures by Thursday. Morning temperatures will be in the 20s and lower 30s while afternoon highs will be in the upper 30s and 40s under mostly sunny skies. Winds will still be brisk at times before subsiding Thursday evening.

An area of high pressure will bring a calmer weather pattern to the region by the end of the week. Friday morning will be freezing cold with temperatures starting in the 20s! More sunshine and less wind are slated for the day with highs in the lower and middle 50s.