Wind Gusts of Up to 50 MPH Possible Wednesday

Hold on to your hat! Blustery winds will keep the region chilly Wednesday.

Storm Team4 says wind gusts could be in the 40 to 50 mph range through the day. Scattered power outages are possible due to falling branches or trees.

A wind advisory is in effect for the D.C. area until 4 p.m. Wednesday. Storm Team4 has declared Wednesday a Weather Alert Day because of the high winds.

The gusty winds will last into the early evening, and they will keep the area chilly, too. Wind chills will be in the 20s all day.

The winds are expected to die down after midnight.

A hypothermia alert is in effect in the District until further notice, the D.C. government said early Wednesday. To request shelter transport for D.C. residents who are homeless and on the street, call 311 or the shelter hotline at 202-399-7093.

Thursday will begin sunny and cold, but temperatures will stay in the low to mid 40s for most of the region.

Rain may inch its way back in to the forecast Friday and Saturday.

Storm Team4 says we could see a shower or two late Friday afternoon and evening. Light rain is also possible Saturday morning, with steadier rain arriving in the afternoon hours. 

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