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    NEWSLETTERS

    Memorial Day Weekend is almost here! And the unofficial start of summer means plenty of fun, as well as solemn remembrances for many. Read on for our guide to whatever your weekend has in store.

    LOCAL EVENTS

    Memorial Day Parade: There are many to choose from, but the biggie is in Washington. The 2017 parade will start at 2 p.m. at 7th Street and Constitution Avenue. If you go, be aware that there will be plenty of road closures to deal with; see a list here.

    Rolling Thunder: The annual event roars into town this weekend, as thousands of bikers and spectators converge in D.C. to honor military veterans and members of the military missing in action. The official events start Friday evening. See all events here.

    Local Pools Open: Pools across the D.C. area are opening for swimmers this weekend. Find locations and details for D.C., Maryland and Virginia pools here.

    Memorial Day Concert at Capitol: Gates for Sunday's concert on the west front of the U.S. Capitol will open to the public at 5 p.m.; the concert will begin at 8 p.m. Celebs expected to participate include Gary Sinise, Vanessa Williams and Laurence Fishburne, as well as several military bands. See all performers here. Can't make it? Catch a full concert dress rehearsal Saturday at 8 p.m. (gates will open at 5 p.m.). Find more information if you're planning to attend either day here.

    D.C. Focuses on Security for Memorial Day EventsD.C. Focuses on Security for Memorial Day Events

    Security will be tight for Memorial Day events in D.C. this weekend. Meagan Fitzgerald reports.

    (Published Friday, May 26, 2017)

    JFK Centennial: The Smithsonian and the Kennedy Center are commemorating the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's birth with exhibitions and performances that honor his memory and dreams for the nation. See all events here.

    Free Outdoor Movies: You can catch a movie under the stars at several spots around the DMV on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Films include "Sing," "Jaws" and "James Bond: Spectre" -- see them all here.

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    COMPLETE FORECAST

    You'll want to watch the forecast this Memorial Day weekend -- depending on when you're outside, rain could seriously affect your plans. Storm Team4 Meteorologist Somara Theodore breaks down when we might see rain and when we'll enjoy the sun.

    Evening Weather, May 28Evening Weather, May 28

    Storm Team4 Meteorologist Somara Theodore says rain is possible Sunday night into Monday morning -- but expect a big warmup for Monday, Memorial Day.

    (Published Sunday, May 28, 2017)

    See weather updates here and live interactive radar here.