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When a strong cold front will push out Richmond’s record-breaking heat

Posted at 10:36 AM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-04 12:48:01-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- The temperature at Richmond International Airport hit 98 Wednesday afternoon, shattering the old record of 91.  This occurred after tying a record high on Saturday and breaking a record high on Sunday.

The high temperature hit 97 in Richmond Thursday afternoon, beating the previous record by three degrees.

A stronger cold front will push through the entire area Thursday night into Friday morning.  It will be less humid, and high temperatures will be significantly cooler.

Lows Friday night into Saturday morning will drop into the 40s for many locations.

Highs Saturday will be in the 60s to lower 70s.

Temperatures will warm back to around 80 on Sunday and Monday, but another cold front will bring cool weather again Tuesday and Wednesday.

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