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Yellow Weather Alert Friday for heavy rain & strong winds

Clouds increase Thursday but we stay dry.

WASHINGTON — Chilly tonight with lows in the low 40s to the low 50s in D.C. Pleasant Thursday and a good time to prepare for Friday's big storm.

Quick Forecast:
Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy and chilly. Low: 51.
Thursday: Increasing cloudiness but pleasant. High: 66.
Friday: Windy and cool with heavy rain, showers and storms. Highs: 63.

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Forecast Discussion:

Clear to partly cloudy and chilly tonight with lows in the low 40s to low 50s in D.C.

Nice Thursday with increasing clouds and highs in the 60s.  

Time to prepare for a big storm Friday. Plan on heavy rain, strong winds and a some storms. Some flooding and power outages are possible. Winds on average will gust up to 35 mph with some gusts up to 40 to 50 mph.

We have issued a Yellow Weather Alert Friday. Expect slow commutes, cancelled activities and street flooding.   

Detailed Forecast:
Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy and chilly. Lows: 42 - 52. Winds: N - 10.
Thursday: Increasing cloudiness but pleasant. Highs: 63 - 68. Winds: E - 10.
Thursday Night: Cloudy, breezy and chilly with rain and showers. Lows: 48 - 56. Winds: E 10 - 20.
Friday: Windy and cool with heavy rain, showers and storms. Highs: 60 - 65. Winds: E 15 - 30 + with gusts 40 to 50 mph.

Here's our timeline of Friday's storm:

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Long Range Forecast:

Plan on more showers showers Saturday with chilly temperatures and highs in the upper 50s to the low 60s.  Halloween is looking mostly dry with a few clouds. It should be dry during trick or treat hours with cool temps in the 50s.  

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Saturday: Partly sunny, breezy and cool with showers. Highs: 58 - 63.
Sunday: Variable cloudiness, breezy and cool with some showers. Highs: 58 - 63.
Monday: Mostly sunny. Highs 62 - 66.
Tuesday (Election Day): Mostly sunny and pleasant. Highs 62 - 67.  

   

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