RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Dreary weather will continue through Wednesday over the area before we break out of this pattern and start to see things get warmer for the end of the week and into the weekend.

So, for the next 24 hours, what you see out the window is pretty much what will be on tap for the area.  Lots of clouds, drizzle and even a little bit of fog.

Lows tonight will be in the mid to upper 50s.

Highs tomorrow are headed up into the mid 60s over the area.

Thursday, this socked in mess over us will start to erode as the winds become more southerly over the area. That in turn will lead to skies become partly sunny as the day moves along.  Highs will jump up into the 70s to around 80 degrees for us.

Meanwhile, the models are showing it very well, but with all the moisture around and the return of some heat in the area, you can expect to see a few random showers and storm popping up off to the west of us by late in the day.

Friday, a cold front will move into the area with showers and storms likely for us.  Highs will be in the lower 80.    Saturday, upper level energy could still be stuck over us, which could lead to an isolated afternoon thunderstorm.

After that, we will see highs well up into the 80s for Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday of next week. Skies should remain mostly sunny or partly cloudy.