ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — An unsettled weather pattern is in store for Southwest and Central Virginia over the next few days. Daily showers and storms are possible with slightly cooler temperatures in the forecast.

A cold front to the north will make its way toward the Mid-Atlantic Monday. The day will start with temperatures in the upper 60s and 70s with more cloud cover overhead. By the afternoon, high temperatures will range from the 80s in the New River Valley and Alleghany Highlands and into the upper 80s and lower 90s elsewhere. Scattered showers and storms are slated to impact the region more so during the afternoon and evening.

A few isolated strong storms cannot be ruled out. The main severe threat is gusty winds. However, locally heavy rainfall is another concern. These showers and storms will have a lot of moisture to work with, so heavy rain may lead to localized flooding.

The front will linger nearby for the next couple of days, allowing the unsettled weather pattern to continue. There’s another chance for scattered showers and storms Tuesday. Stronger storms will be capable of producing gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall. Highs will be in the slightly cooler 80s.

The summer heat and humidity will be more apparent by the middle of the week. For Wednesday and Thursday, high temperatures will be in the 80s and lower 90s. Due to the moisture in place, as well as a frontal system to our west, there are more chances for daily showers and storms.

Once this frontal system passes through Southwest and Central Virginia, we’ll notice a slight cooldown for the end of the week. Highs will mainly be in the 80s. However, we’ll continue to see the chance for scattered showers and storms Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.