DC Area Weather

Heavy Rain, Storms Possible in DC Area as Cold Front Moves In

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

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Get ready for a day of summer-like heat and humidity in the Washington, D.C., area before a cold front pushes in heavy rain, storms and sweater weather during the weekend.

Soak in shorts weather while you can. Friday will be mostly sunny as temperatures climb into the low to mid-80s amid a touch of humidity. If you are north and west of Interstate 81 late Friday and overnight, you could see some showers.

“Things are a-changing,” Storm Team4 Meteorologist Lauryn Ricketts said. “By the end of the weekend, you’re going to need a jacket.”

Clouds will gather Saturday morning, but any early soccer matches should dodge the raindrops.

Wet weather will start rolling over the Shenandoah Valley by lunchtime. In the D.C. area, keep your eye on the sky after about 2 p.m., Storm Team4 says.

Heavy rain and isolated storms will move eastward into the D.C. area through midday and the afternoon. Damaging winds are the biggest risk.

The current models show the rain wrapping up about 7 or 8 p.m. — then be ready for a significant cooldown.

Saturday night will be chilly with temps likely in the 40s and 50s.

Rock your favorite fall jacket on Sunday and Monday amid windy conditions and temperatures in the 60s.

Next week starts dry and sunny, and temperatures will be back in the 70s for Tuesday and Wednesday.

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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