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Record-breaking heat with gusty winds

Posted at 7:45 AM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 19:52:45-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- This afternoon will be windy, very warm and more humid with highs ranging from near 80 northwest to the mid to upper 80s southeast. Richmond's record high is 85 from 1948. Wind gusts may exceed 30 mph at times. An approaching cold front will cause a few widely scattered showers and thunderstorms. Not all areas will see rain, but the storms that do develop may produce wind gusts in excess of 40 mph.

Rain will be likely overnight into Saturday morning. Daybreak temperatures will range from the mid 40s northwest to the mid 50s southeast. Rain will exit during the morning, and a few breaks in the clouds will occur during the day. We may still see a passing shower during the afternoon. We will spend the bulk of the day with temps in the 40s to lower 50s.

Sunday will be dry with variably cloudy skies and highs in the mid 50s.

Our next system will bring a high chance of rain Monday morning. Highs will be in the mid 50s.

Tuesday will be dry, and we will have more chances of rain Wednesday and Friday.

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