D.C. Weather Forecast: Rain will begin this afternoon

Today: Mostly{ }cloudy with rain developing this afternoon
Highs: 45°-52°
Wind: S 5-10mph

Overnight:{ }Rain with gusty winds
Lows: 38°-48°
Wind: SW 10-20

Tomorrow:{ }Windy and cold with sprinkles/flurries
Highs:{ }Mid 40s but wind chills in the 30s
Wind: W 15-25+ mph gusting to 35 mph

A strong cold front is heading towards our area. Ahead of the front, clouds will be increasing today and by this afternoon, the rain will arrive. The rain will continue tonight and could be heavy at times. There could even be an isolated rumble of thunder. Meanwhile, in far western MD and adjacent parts of WV and PA, a Winter Storm Warnings are in effect for up to 12" of snow. Strong winds and cold temperatures with sprinkles and flurries are included for our area tomorrow. Windy and cold weather will continue on Saturday. Sunny and cold weather is forecast for Sunday. The coming chill is right on{ }schedule as winter officially begins at 6:21 tomorrow morning.

Our friends on News Channel 8 celebrated the season with their annual ugly sweater day display this morning.{ }They look great!

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