The D.C. area will continue to get warmer and warmer into Saturday afternoon, but rain, thunderstorms and gusty winds are also on tap.
Friday will have highs in the mid-50s. There’s a 30-40% chance of rain, most likely around 5 or 6 p.m., during the evening commute.
Daytime Saturday will be excellent for getting outside by December standards. D.C.’s record high for Dec. 11 is 68°, and it could be broken.
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Highs will reach the upper 60s and could tick above 70° on Saturday, Storm Team4 says.
Wind, rain and storms could hamper your enjoyment of the warmth.
A wind advisory will be in effect starting at 4 p.m. Saturday through early Sunday, the National Weather Service says. D.C., Northern Virginia and most of Maryland will be impacted. The most powerful gusts are expected between 6 p.m. and midnight.
There’s an 80% chance of rain, starting with a few showers in the afternoon. Wear rain gear for your playground trip or hike.
The heaviest rain is expected between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m., so bring an umbrella for your evening plans.
A rare December thunderstorm could roar in, Storm Team4 says.
Be ready for quick bursts of rain and wind gusts of 40-50 mph.
A cold front will pass through Saturday night and colder, drier air will settle in on Sunday with highs close to 50° and sunshine.
Despite the cold front, next week won’t feel too wintry.
Expect highs in the mid- to upper 50s, then we have a chance at the 60s again on Thursday, Friday and next Saturday.