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Weather Alert: Fierce Winds Hit DC Area, Gusts Up to 50 MPH Possible

A wind advisory is set until 7 p.m. Saturday, and Monday will be the nicest day of the long President's Day weekend

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The weekend is getting off to a windy and cold start in the Washington, D.C., area — but there is nice weather to look forward to.

A wind advisory was in effect for the D.C. area until 7 p.m. Saturday for west winds blowing 20 to 30 mph with stronger gusts. Here’s a full list of weather alerts. Storm Team4 declared a weather alert.

Gusts broke off tree branches and caused scattered power outages. In the District, a tree fell onto a house on the 5000 block of Millbrook Lane NW. No one was injured, but D.C. Fire and EMS shared photos that appeared to show the tree on a banged up roof.

As of 5:35 p.m., Dominion Energy had 1,398 customers without power across Northern Virginia, Potomac Edison had about 162 out in Frederick County, and Rappahannock Electric had 133 customers out in Spotsylvania.

The wind relaxed after sunset, but won't stop completely overnight, Storm Team4 said, so bundle up and hold onto your scarves and hats.

The National Weather Service says there's increased fire danger due to the windy, dry conditions and recommends against outdoor burning.

Presidents Day Weekend Forecast for DC, Maryland and Virginia

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

By Sunday morning, temperatures will be in the 10s and low 20s. Sunday afternoon will be sunny and chilly, with highs likely in the mid- to upper 40s.

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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