Forecast: Increasing heat late this week

Summer heat looms for the weekend and next week

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Sunny and dry beginning on Wednesday with temperatures heating up heading into the upcoming weekend.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny. Lows in the mid 40s, highs in the low 70s.

THURSDAY: Sunny. Lows in the mid 50s, highs in the upper 70s.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny. Shower chance northern and southeastern areas afternoon (20% Ric, 30% southeast and north). Lows in the upper 50s, highs in the mid 80s.

FIRST ALERT to summerlike heat arriving this weekend and lasting through next week. It’s going to be HOT!

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny. Slight shower or storm chance afternoon and evening over northeastern VA. Lows in the upper 50s, highs in the upper 80s. (Rain Chance: 20%)

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. A stray shower chance. Lows in the low 60s, highs in the mid to upper 80s. (Rain Chance: 20%)

MONDAY: Mostly sunny. Lows in the mid 60s, highs in the upper 80s to near 90. (Rain Chance: 10%)

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny. Lows in the upper 60s, highs near 90. (Rain Chance: 20%)

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