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Weather Alert: Chilly Cold Front Spurs Wind Advisory

A cold front will move over the D.C. area on Thursday, bringing colder weather and howling wind. Gusts up to 50 mph are possible

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Batten down your trash cans and close your windows: Thursday is going to be a windy ride.

A wind advisory is in effect 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday throughout the D.C. area. Sustained winds 25 to 40mph, with brief gusts over 50mph, are expected.

Storm Team4 has declared Thursday a weather alert day. Here's a full list of weather alerts.

The heavy rain from early Thursday is mostly over, but some scattered showers are possible through midday. Then, expect disruptive winds as temperatures drop.

A cold front is set to move over the D.C. area, bringing howling wind and a drop in temperatures from near 70 degrees into the fifties. Sustained winds of 25-40 mph, with brief gusts over 50 mph, are expected for the entire area this afternoon.

The biggest risks are snapping tree branches or unsecured objects flying around. The National Weather Service says a few local power outages are possible.

Temps are set to fall into the high 30s to low 40s on Thursday night.

On Friday, you'll need a warm coat or jacket again. Highs will only reach near the low 50s.

Saturday remains cool and there could be a morning freeze. By Sunday, temperatures could get back into the 60s.

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