Chance of record warmth Friday before things cool off this weekend

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Record warmth is possible tomorrow in Central Virginia before we see a sharp downward trend in the weather for the weekend.

Tonight will be partly cloudy in the area with fog redeveloping overnight. It will be a night where you won’t be using the furnace as most overnight lows will remain in the lower to middle 60s. Friday’s forecast will hinge on just how fast the fog gets on out of here.  Skies will become partly cloudy in the area and temperatures will take a run at the 80° mark in many spots.  The record high is 81° and 8News Chief Meteorologist John Bernier thinks we have about a 50-50 chance of making it to 82°.

Friday night clouds will be on the increase ahead of the cold front that is coming our way. It will be a very warm night with temperatures staying in the 60s. In fact, it’s possible that our temperature at 12:01am on Saturday will be the high for the day. Saturday morning showers will start to develop and as the front passes to the south of us, temperatures will be dropping through much of the afternoon.

Mostly sunny, but cooler weather is going to return to our area for Sunday and Monday, however highs will be back in the 50s over us and lows will be down to near 40. It will be warmer Tuesday through Friday with the chance of showers in the area on Tuesday and then later on Thursday. Thursday’s storm could be a little stronger as some of the models are hinting at a pretty good system winding up over the Plains and into the Midwest.

Stay with 8News for the latest on your StormTracker forecast.

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