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Weather Alert: Powerful Winds, Isolated Storms to Strike DC Area

Wind advisory in effect at 4 p.m. amid highs above 70°

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Powerful winds and some isolated storms are expected in the Washington, D.C., area Saturday, along with potentially record-breaking warm temperatures.

Winds gusting up to 55 mph could damage trees and cause power outages, Storm Team4 says.

A wind advisory is set for the D.C. area from 4 p.m. until 1 a.m. Sunday, the National Weather Service says. Here's a full list of weather alerts.

Storm Team4 Meteorologist Somara Theodore has more on the deadly and potentially record-breaking tornado that devastated Kentucky.

Saturday will be very warm with highs near 70°. Enjoy the mild air early in the day when it’s dry and less windy.

Winds are expected to pick up in the afternoon and continue overnight.

A few showers are possible before 4 p.m. Gusty storms and rain are likely after 4 p.m.

The strongest winds are expected Saturday evening, coupled with the chance for isolated storms. Due to the wind advisory, Leesburg, Virginia, postponed its annual Christmas and Holiday Parade until Sunday, Dec. 12. 

Strong winds will likely have the biggest impact because these storms won’t drop a deluge of rain, Storm Team4 says. The D.C. area will likely dry out again by 10 p.m.

The D.C. area is in line to see the same line of storms that likely spun off dozens of tornados, some deadly, in the South and Midwest overnight. However, the storm is weakening and won’t be nearly as severe in the D.C. area, Storm Team4 says.

Sunday will still be blustery, but it will be sunny and cooler with highs around 50°.

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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