ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Sunshine returns to Southwest and Central Virginia to kick off the new week!

An area of high pressure will keep things cool and dry across the region. It will be a cold and frosty start to Monday with morning temperatures in the upper 20s and 30s. Overall, skies will be mostly to partly sunny with afternoon temperatures in the seasonably cool 40s and lower 50s.

Expect a rinse-and-repeat forecast Tuesday. A mix of sun and clouds will be overhead with light winds blowing through. Morning temperatures will start near the 30-degree mark before warming up into the chilly middle and upper 40s by the afternoon.

The cooler air will remain in place for the middle of the week as a storm system approaches from the west. Southwest and Central Virginia will start to see some rain showers Wednesday afternoon with rain chances increasing Wednesday night. High temperatures will be in the lower and middle 40s.

Near- to below-freezing temperatures are anticipated by Thursday morning. With the colder air remaining in place, there is the chance for a mix of rain and freezing rain. Currently, there is a greater chance for icing north of I-64, but freezing rain is forecast to fall along and west of the Blue Ridge.

Winter weather advisories may be issued before this event. The WFXR Pinpoint Weather Team will continue to monitor the forecast as we approach the middle of the week.

The storm will pass through Southwest and Central Virginia by Friday. Some west-slope snow showers are possible. Otherwise, chilly and breezy weather is expected for the end of the week. Highs will be in the 40s Friday afternoon.