Big warmup ahead in Central Virginia

Near 80° on Saturday

Forecast: Sunshine wins the day, showers by Sunday

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - It will feel like spring has arrived in full force by the end of this week into the upcoming weekend.

High temperatures will reach the mid-60s on Thursday, mid-70s on Friday, and into the upper 70s to near 80 on Saturday.

The average high temperature for Central Virginia this time of the year is 64°, so temperatures will be 10 to 15 degrees above average on Friday and Saturday.

It will be warm the next few days before turning colder late in the weekend.
It will be warm the next few days before turning colder late in the weekend.

If we reach 80 on Saturday, it will be the first 80 degree day in Richmond since October 15, 2018.

The last time we hit 80 at Richmond International Airport was October 15, 2018.
The last time we hit 80 at Richmond International Airport was October 15, 2018.

After a cool down at the end of this weekend into the start of next week, temperatures should rebound above average once again by late next week.

The 8 to 14 day temperature forecast (approximately from April 3 to April 10) shows above average temperatures across the eastern seaboard, including right here in Virginia.

The 8 to 14 day temperature forecast shows above average temperatures in early April.
The 8 to 14 day temperature forecast shows above average temperatures in early April.

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