D.C. Weather Forecast: Heavy rain next few hours

Overnight:{ }Moderate-heavy rain{ }ending 3-5AM

Temperatures: Rising near 50 by AM Rush | Rain: 1/2" most areas

Friday: Some morning sun then cloudy, windy and colder

Highs: Near 45 | Wind: West 20-30 mph by evening

This Weekend: Sat. Partly Cloudy Very Windy Sun. Sunny Lighter Winds

Temperatures: Sat. 45 Sun. 40-45 | Wind: 30-40 mph Saturday

The huge midwest storm is now mving into northern Indiana.{ } Look at the late view of the expanse of rain and snow.{ } The bright red areas are still in a blizzard warning.{ }

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Already over a foot of snow and a blizzard in Wisconsin.{ } We are well on the East side so the rain will continue for a few more hours and then rapid drying before dawn.{ } BUT very strong winds follow the rain and we are under a high wind watch just west of DC and a blizzard warning for the high ridges in western Maryland and West Virginia.{ }{ }

Sunshine for part of Saturday and right now there is a chance of some snow flurries on Christmas Eve, as another weak wave{ }and the cold air comes over us late in the weekend.