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Warm with gusty winds Wednesday

Cooler weather returns for the end of the week, with rain showers this weekend

WASHINGTON — We're in for an even warmer Wednesday as most areas make it into the 60s. Winds will be up once again, with gusts to 30 mph. A cold front tonight means highs on Thursday are in the upper 40s to lower 50s.

Quick Forecast:
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, breezy and warm. High: 62.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy to clear and chilly. Low: 40.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, breezy and cooler. High: 50.

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Forecast Discussion:
Breezy and warmer Wednesday with highs in the low 60s. Low 60s is what we would expect for the end of March and the beginning of April. Winds will gust to 30 mph Wednesday. 

A cold front moves in Wednesday night.  While a stray shower is possible, most of the showers will be west of D.C. 

Breezy and cooler weather pushes in Thursday with highs in the upper 40s and low 50s.

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Detailed Forecast:

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, windy and warmer. Highs: 58-63. Winds: SW 10-20, Gusts to 30.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy to clear and chilly. Lows: 34-42. Winds: SW/NW 10 - 20.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, breezy and cooler. Highs: 47-52. Winds: NW 10-15.


Extended Forecast:
A bit chilly on Friday with highs mainly in the 40s. We stay dry through Friday before showers returns this weekend. There is a slight chance of a wintry mix late Friday night north and west of D.C. but the rest of the weekend will support plain rain and showers at times with highs in the 50s.  For those areas that are more likely to get the wintry mix, the timing is roughly 10 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday.  After that, we'll see a transition to all rain. Look for more rain on Sunday. 

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Friday: Partly cloudy and colder. Highs 45-50.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy and mild with mainly p.m. showers. Highs: 50-55.
Sunday: Partly sunny and warm with mainly evening showers. Highs: 55-60.

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