After hitting 70C for the first time since December, brace yourself for temperatures plummeting as strong winds lash the Washington, DC area.
Bring warm layers to work or school. Temperatures will quickly drop back to 40 degrees on Friday and then drop below freezing before midnight, Storm Team4 says.
A few persistent rain showers should move out early Friday, but strong winds will continue into Saturday.
Strong winds will continue into Saturday, well after some persistent rain showers cleared early Friday morning, Storm Team4 says.
A wind warning is in place for the DC area through 10 a.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Gusts of up to 80 km/h could sweep around objects or knock down branches, and power outages are a possibility. Strongest winds are expected before 7am and could delay the morning commute.
A strong wind warning has been issued for some areas, including Anne Arundel and Frederick counties in Maryland. Here is a full list of weather warnings.
Weekend forecast for President’s Day for DC, Maryland and Virginia
Storm Team4 says Saturday will be windy, Sunday will be the coldest day of the weekend and Monday will be the best for outdoor plans.
Saturday begins with sunshine and temperatures below freezing. Afternoon wind gusts of 35 to 45 mph are likely with temperatures in the 40s. The wind dies down after sunset.
On Sunday morning the temperatures are between 10 and 20 degrees. Sunday afternoon will be sunny and cool with highs around 40° to 46°.
President’s Day is Monday and the weather is nice for a picnic on the National Mall. There will be sunshine with highs of around 60°.
Enjoy this sunshine as the chance of rain is again forecast Tuesday through Friday, with a wintry mix possible on Friday.