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Thunderstorms, Heavy Rain Kick Off Rainy, Cool Memorial Day Weekend

Here's your day-by-day Memorial Day weekend weather for D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia, plus a check on the beaches

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Rain and thunderstorms, some of which were severe, moved through the D.C. area Friday, kicking off a cool Memorial Day weekend.

A tornado warning was in effect in part of St. Mary's County Friday afternoon but later expired. A tornado was indicated on radar, the National Weather Service said. Another tornado warning briefly was in effect for Fredericksburg and part of Spotsylvania County in Virginia Friday evening.

Severe thunderstorm warnings for parts of Maryland and Virginia were issued Friday evening but have expired.

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The storms moved out of the area, but rain will continue off and on through the night.

Keep plans flexible because of rain chances through Sunday, then enjoy warmer air and more sunshine Monday.

Stay weather-ready for strong storms. Damaging wind gusts and locally heavy rainfall are likely to be the main effects, and an isolated tornado is possible, the National Weather Service says.

Areas to the south are more likely to get severe weather, including Southern Maryland and Stafford County, Fredericksburg and Culpeper in Virginia.

High temperatures Friday will be in the upper 70s.

The unofficial start to summer won’t feel much like summer: This Memorial Day weekend could be the coldest we've had in 20 years.

Saturday’s forecasted high is 56 degrees, and there’s an 80% chance of rain. Expect all-day clouds and showers.

Sunday could bring a little sunshine, but it will be mostly cloudy with periods of rain. The forecasted high is 56 degrees.

Memorial Day on Monday is the pick for a cookout, hike or other outdoor plans. Highs will get above 70° amid of a mix of sun and clouds.

Maryland and Delaware beaches have high rain chances through Saturday evening, with high temperatures in the low 60s.

The forecast for Virginia beaches shows high rain chances Saturday, then more sunshine Sunday. Highs will be near 80° Saturday but stay in the mid-to-upper 60s on Sunday.

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