Forecast: Heat sticking around through Saturday

Showers and storms possible Thursday through the start of the weekend

Forecast: Heat sticking around through Saturday

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Hottest day so far this year was today, plus thunderstorm chances will go up the next 3 days across Virginia

*Tropical Storm Cristobal likely to impact Gulf Coast this weekend with storm surge and heavy rain. See latest on our tropical blog

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and humid. Lows in the low 70s.

THURSDAY: Mostly to partly sunny with a few scattered showers and storms, mainly late afternoon and evening. A few strong or severe storms with gusty winds will be possible. Highs in the low to mid 90s. (Evening Rain Chance: 40%)

FRIDAY: Partly sunny with a few showers and storms, mainly during the late afternoon and evening. Lows in the low 70s, high in the upper 80s. (PM Rain Chance: 30%)

SATURDAY: Mostly to partly sunny with a few showers and storms during the afternoon. Lows near 70, highs near 90. (Rain Chance: 30%)

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny with lower humidity. Lows in the mid 60s, highs in the low to mid 80s.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny. Lows near 60, highs in the low 80s.

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny. Lows near 60, highs in the low 80s.

WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny with a few storms and showers during the evening possible. Lows in the mid 60s, highs in the mid 80s (Rain Chance 30%)

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