Pinpoint Weather: Heat makes a comeback as we head into the weekend

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(WFXR) — Although Thursday won’t be too muggy, prepare for the heat and humidity to return to the forecast as we head into the weekend.

Thursday will be another warm day with relatively low humidity. A variable mix of sun and clouds will be overhead with more sunshine expected in Central Virginia and Southside. A few spotty showers and storms cannot be ruled out west of the Blue Ridge. However, many will continue to see little to no rainfall for the next few days. It will be slightly warmer outside when compared to Wednesday’s high temperatures. Highs for Thursday will be in the upper 70s and into the upper 80s.

As winds blow from the southeast Friday, we expect temperatures to warm up a bit more with highs in the 80s and low 90s. These temperatures are considered seasonal for the beginning of August. Overall, Friday will be dry with an increase in cloud cover later in the day.

Scattered showers and storms are possible for the start of the weekend. It doesn’t look like the entire day will be a washout with our greatest potential for rain expected during the morning hours. Some storms are possible during the afternoon. Due to the cloud cover overhead, high temperatures will be in the upper 70s and 80s. If you have any outdoor plans for Saturday, just make sure to have a backup plan in case rain does move your way.

The heat returns Sunday. High temperatures will be in the upper 80s and low to mid 90s starting Sunday. The hot pattern will continue into the upcoming week with limited rain chances in the forecast.

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