RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -Today our gloomy weather pattern that we have been stuck in, will finally start to improve.

We will start the day off with cloudy skies, but as the day progresses, we will see increasing sunshine west to east. By late this evening partly sunny skies will be over central VA.  Like previous days this week, we have the risk of patchy mist and drizzle, but most of us will stay dry.

It will also stay breezy today with winds  5-15 miles per hour and stronger along the coast. High temperatures this afternoon will be in the low to middle 70s.

Tonight some clouds will be around, but mostly clear skies will be with us by early Sunday morning. Winds will diminish and lows will dip down into the upper 50s.

Better weather is with us to start off the month of October with mostly sunny skies tomorrow and highs in the middle to upper 70s. We will stay above average with temperatures, dry, and sunny for most of our work week.

The next weather system moves in by the end of the week bringing us some clouds by Thursday. Showers are in the forecast late in the day Friday into Saturday morning.

In the tropics, we have Phillipe and Rina. Phillipe looks to essentially “eat” Rina over the next few days and become stronger over the open waters. Phillipe will change its trajectory and move northeast away from the United States by next week.  

College football this weekend:  It is the last one with a “full slate” of games for the big 5.

UR, JMU & VT all have home games.    UVA along with W&M are on the road.   The only one where weather could play a factor is the UVA-BC game today at 2pm, but it looks like most of the rain moves out before then.