Forecast: Significant warming trend heading into the weekend

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunny week with temps approaching 90

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A cool Wednesday night, then a rapid warm up heading into the weekend with mainly dry weather.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny. Lows in the low to mid 50s, high near 80.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny. Shower chance mainly northern and eastern areas during the afternoon. Lows near 60, highs in the mid and upper 80s. (Rain Chance: 20% RIC, 30% east and north)

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

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny with a slight shower or storm chance during the afternoon and evening mainly over northeastern VA. Lows in the mid 60s, highs in the upper 80s to near 90. (Rain Chance: 20%)

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny with a stray shower possible. Lows in the mid 60s, highs near 90. (Rain Chance: 10%)

MONDAY: Mostly sunny. A shower or storm possible in the afternoon. Lows in the upper 60s, highs near 90. (Rain Chance: 20%)

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny. Lows in the mid 60s, highs in the mid 80s. (Rain Chance: 10%)

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny. Lows in the mid 60s, highs in the mid to upper 80s.

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