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Gusty Winds, Rain Overnight After Temps Reach 70° in DC Area

High winds, thunder and rain could wake you up overnight

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Gusty winds and drenching rain will sweep into the Washington, D.C., area on the heels of a seasonably warm Thursday, Storm Team4 says.

The most disruptive weather will be early Friday. Rattling winds, falling rain or rumbling thunder could wake you up overnight.

Thursday brought high temperatures in the mid-60s to low-70s.

There’s an 80-90% chance of rain overnight. Briefly heavy periods of rain are possible.

A wind advisory is set for the D.C. area from 10 p.m. Thursday to 10 a.m. Friday, the National Weather Service says. Gusts up to 50 mph could blow around objects or pull down tree limbs, and power outages are possible. The strongest winds are expected from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. and could delay morning commutes.

Rain is set to move out by 6 a.m. Friday, then temperatures will begin to slide.

Bring your winter layers out the door on Friday morning. Wind chills will still be in the mid-50s at 6 a.m., then fall below 40° by 7 a.m. and into the low 30s by noon, Storm Team4 says.

The good news about the weekend is that it will be sunny.

Saturday afternoon, expect northwest winds 20 to 25 mph and stronger gusts. Temperatures could reach 50°.

Sunday will be sunny and chilly with more gentle south winds and highs in the mid-40s.

President’s Day is Monday, and there will be nice weather for a picnic on the National Mall. There will be sunshine with highs of about 60°.

Next week, Storm Team4 is tracking rain chances from Tuesday to Friday with a wintry mix possible early Friday.

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