DC Area Weather

Cold Front Pushes Rain, Storms into DC Area Before Temperatures Plunge

Storm Team4 says to be ready for heavy rain and storms midday Saturday before sweater weather settles in

NBC Universal, Inc. Storm Team4 Meteorologist Clay Anderson has the forecast.

A cold front was pushing rain, isolated storms and gusty winds into the Washington, D.C., area on Saturday before bringing a dose of cooler weather.

There’s an 80% chance of rain right in the middle of your Saturday, Storm Team4 says.

Damaging winds are the main concern as bursts of heavy rain and isolated strong to severe thunderstorms blow through. Expect highs nearing 80°.

By dinnertime, the rain will be moving out of the D.C. area. Storm Team4 expects skies to largely clear up by about 7 p.m.

This October has started off as one of the hottest on record, but the trend begins to shift Saturday.

Cold and dry air will follow the storms: By Sunday morning we’ll have spine-tingling October temperatures in the 40s. If you’re west of Dulles International Airport, be prepared for frosty wind chills.

Afternoon highs will be in the 60s on Sunday and Monday, but it’s expected to be breezy. Layer up if you head outside.

Next week’s weather is set to be mostly quiet, with sunshine through Wednesday. Storm Team4 is tracking rain chances for the end of the week.

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