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Wind Advisory Issued as DC Area Braces for Record-High Temps, Storms

Saturday's forecast has 70°+ temperatures, but there's an 80% chance of rain later in the day, Storm Team4 says

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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.

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.

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