Forecast: A soaking rain on Wednesday, then cool and dry

Soaking rain expected on Wednesday

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - A widespread, soaking rain is finally expected on Wednesday, followed by a return to cool and dry weather.

TONIGHT: Dry with increasing clouds late.

FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY Wednesday for our first area-wide significant rain in several weeks

WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy and breezy with heavy rain likely. A few thunderstorms possible, especially east of I-95. Heaviest rain likely 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lows in the mid 50s, highs in the mid to upper 60s. (Rain Chance: 90%). Rain total from 1/2 to 1 inch is expected. Windy Wednesday night

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny, cooler, and windy early in the day. Gusts over 30 at times during the morning. Lows in the mid 40s, highs in the mid 60s.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and cool. Lows in the low to mid 40s, highs in the mid 60s.

SATURDAY: Sunny. Lows in the mid 40s, highs in the low 70s.

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny in the morning with increasing clouds in the afternoon. Late afternoon or evening rain possible. Lows in the low 50s, highs in the mid 70s. (Late PM Rain Chance: 20%)

MONDAY: Mostly cloudy with rain likely. Lows in the low to mid 50s, highs in the mid 70s. (Rain Chance: 60%)

TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy with showers possible. Lows in the mid 50s, highs in the low 70s. (Rain Chance: 40%)

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