Forecast: Sunshine slowly returns today

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Good morning! We’re dealing with some low clouds, drizzle, and mist this morning in the wake of the system from the past couple of days.

We will see the low clouds give way to partly sunny skies during the mid-morning hours and then that will gradually change to mostly sunny skies this afternoon and it will be a very mild day with highs in the upper 70s.

Forecast Summary

  • A return of sunshine today
  • Getting hot tomorrow to Sunday
  • Great looking NASCAR weather
  • Isolated t’storms late Sunday
  • Better chance of afternoon t’storms Monday

Our skies will be mainly clear tonight and temperatures will drop back into the lower 60s in the Metro Richmond area with upper 50s and outlying sections.

Thursday will feature mostly sunny skies and it will be the first in our series of hot days with highs in the upper 80s across Central Virginia.

Friday will be partly sunny and it will be hot with highs near 90. So, if you were headed to Richmond International Raceway for the pole position qualifying take plenty of water and bring the sunscreen.

The hot weather will continue into the weekend right now we’re looking at partly sunny skies for Saturday with highs around 90. As we look into Sunday, we’ll be seeing partly sunny skies once again and it will be hot with highs around 90.

There is the chance of some isolated thunderstorms very late in the afternoon and evening but most of those will be west of Richmond.

A cold front will approach the region on Monday. This will allow us to start with partly sunny skies but we will have afternoon showers and thunderstorms with highs in the lower 80s.

Behind that system, sunny skies will return on both Tuesday and Wednesday and it will be comfortable with highs in the middle 70s.

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