A Few Clouds, Mild
Winds: Southwest Light
Partly Cloudy, Cool/Mild
Winds: Southwest 5-10 mph
Partly to Mostly Cloudy, Warm, Showers and T-Storms Likely after 4PM
Winds: Southwest 10-15 mph
A cold front over the Great Lakes and Midwest is moving our direction and will be responsible for bringing us rain and ushering in much cooler air heading into the three day holiday weekend. Look for southwest winds to combine with a decent amount of sunshine to bring highs to at least around 80, and into the lower 80s for the warmest locations. As for rain chances, the rain will begin earlier northwest of the immediate D.C. metro while moving through our southern forecast zones last. The latest timing for the rain looks to be pretty consistent in the storms crossing over the Mason-Dixon Line sometime after the noon hour and at the latest by 4PM, so look for a window of arrival for the northern/northwest zones from noon until 4PM, the immediate Washington Metro from 4PM to 8PM and areas south of D.C. sometime after 6PM.
After the front passes through the region there will be a noticeable change in temperatures too. Highs around 80 will plummet to highs in the mid 60s by Saturday but will begin to warm on Sunday up to around 70 and move into 'mild' territory on Columbus Day Monday. The good news about possibly bad news rain during your evening commute on Friday means it's a rain free holiday weekend while the next cold front that brings more rain chances holds off until Tuesday.
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