DC Area Weather

Strong Weekend Storms Possible Before Sweater Weather in DC Area

The Storm Team4 weather forecast has storms on Saturday in the D.C. area, followed by a cooldown

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After a long string of cloudy and gray days, there’s good news and bad news for those searching for some autumn sunshine.

The Washington, D.C., area will get some sun before a chance of potentially strong storms over the weekend, and sweater weather will follow close behind.

Sunshine made a comeback Thursday amid highs nearing 80°.

Friday will stay sunny and seasonably hot for most of the D.C. area. A few showers and thunderstorms are possible but are most likely north and west of D.C.

Saturday is the big day to stay weather aware as an approaching cold front pushes in storms, Storm Team4 Meteorologist Lauryn Ricketts said.

A line of storms could push through the capital region bringing damaging winds from 1 p.m. to about 7 p.m., Ricketts said.

Temperatures will top out in the mid- to upper 70s but will plummet Saturday night as the storms move out.

If your weekend plans are flexible, pick Sunday for any outdoor activities.

Sunday is forecast to be a beautiful day, but you might need an extra layer. Highs will be in the mid- to upper 60s.

Nice fall weather will continue into the workweek. Rain chances return for next weekend.

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

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