ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — While the workweek will start dry, widespread rain is expected in Southwest and Central Virginia on Tuesday.

Monday will start with cold morning temperatures in the 20s and 30s. Although the region will stay mostly dry for the day, increasing cloudiness will occur. Afternoon temperatures will rise into the cool 50s. Poor air quality is still a concern for areas near the Matts Creek Fire. An Air Quality Alert will be in effect until 6:00 p.m. Monday for portions of Central Virginia, the Roanoke Valley, and the Alleghany Highlands.

A storm system will help to bring much-needed widespread rainfall to the area overnight into Tuesday. The off-and-on rain may become heavy at times.

Rainfall totals will generally range from 1 – 2 inches with locally higher amounts possible. It will be much cooler outside with highs in the 40s and 50s. Winds will pick up at times, especially into parts of the New River Valley.

A few showers may linger through midday Wednesday with a wintry mix possible along the western slopes of Pocahontas and Highland counties. Otherwise, expect windy conditions with partial clearing overhead. Afternoon highs will be in the 50s.

High pressure takes over for Thanksgiving, resulting in plentiful sunshine and dry weather conditions. If you’re running in the Drumstick Dash, make sure to bundle up! Morning temperatures will be in the 30s. By the afternoon, temperatures will reach the 50s and lower 60s.

A low-pressure system over the Southeastern U.S. could bring a few showers to Southwest and Central Virginia on Friday. Slightly cooler-than-average temperatures are in the forecast with highs in the 40s and 50s on Black Friday.