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Fierce Winds to Stick Around Through Saturday

It will remain windy into Saturday, and Monday will be the nicest day of the long President's Day weekend

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After hitting 70° for the first time since December, temperatures plummeted Friday as fierce winds lashed the Washington, D.C. area.

Wind chills were in the 20s and 30s Friday, and temps will slide below freezing before midnight, Storm Team4 said.

Those vigorous winds will stick around into Saturday.

President’s Day Weekend Forecast for DC, Maryland and Virginia

Saturday will be windy and Sunday will be the coldest day of the weekend, Storm Team4 said. Monday will be best for outdoor plans.

Saturday will start with sunshine and temperatures below freezing. In the afternoon, wind gusts of 35 to 45 mph will be likely amid temperatures in the 40s. The wind will relax after sunset.

By Sunday morning, temperatures will be in the 10s and low 20s.  Sunday afternoon will be sunny and chilly, with highs around 40° to 46°.

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

However, enjoy that sunshine while you've got it, because rain chances are back in the forecast Tuesday through next Friday, with a wintry mix possible Friday.

Stay with Storm Team4 for the latest forecast. Download the NBC Washington app on iOS and Android to get severe weather alerts on your phone.

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