Washington, D.C. wather forecast: Coldest weather of the season on the way

Overnight:Partly Cloudy and Cold Lows: 32°-40° Wind: West 5-10 mph Thursday:Partly Cloudy and Breezy Highs: 50°-55° Wind: Northwest 10-15 mph Friday:Partly Cloudy and Cool Highs: lower 50s Wind: Northwest 10-15 mph

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Partly cloudy skies are anticipated overnight as temperatures fall to the lower 30s west of D.C. and to around 40 degrees inside the Beltway. Daytime highs will stay well below average for this time of{ } year Thursday and Friday. Temperatures will only rebound to the lower and middle 50s.{ }

The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Watch for early Friday morning for parts of the ABC 7 viewing area. Unprotected plants sensitive to freezing temperatures are likely to be killed or damaged.

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