RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) —  It will be a very warm day with highs in the upper 80s under partly to mostly sunny skies.

Mainly clear skies will be with us tonight and it will be muggy with our overnight lows falling back into the middle 60s.

Friday will be a very hot day with highs in the middle 90s in fact we could challenge the record which is 96 set in 1934. I am looking for a high of 96 so it will be interesting to see if we tie it.

Saturday will be another very hot day with highs in the upper 90s under mostly sunny skies. We could challenge or even break the record for Saturday which is 93 set in 1962.

Sunday will also be a hot day with highs in the lower 90s although I don’t think we’ll have a chance at challenging the record which is 96 set in 1941.  We will have partly sunny skies for Sunday however a weak weather system will push into the region and bring us the risk of late day thunderstorms. Those thunderstorms could produce heavy downpours and gusty winds. The good news about those thunderstorms is it will break the heat.

Monday will be a cooler and cloudy day with off and on rain showers. Our high temperatures will top out in the upper 70s.

Tuesday will feature partly sunny skies and it will remain comfortable with highs in the upper 70s to near 80.

Another round of showers is possible for Wednesday with highs near 80.

Mostly sunny skies should come back to central Virginia for Thursday with highs in the middle 80s.