Washington D.C. weather forecast: Clouds and storms, some strong to severe

      This Afternoon: Showers and Thunderstorms

      Highs: 75°-80° | Wind: Southwest 10-20 mph

      Tonight: Gradual Clearing, Cool

      Lows: 48°-56° | Wind: Northwest 5-10 mph

      Sunday: Partly Sunny and Breezy

      Highs: 65°-70° | Wind: Northwest 15-25 mph

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      A cold front will bring unsettled weather across the mid-Atlantic today with showers and numerous thunderstorms. Some storms will have to potential to become severe with heavy rain, frequent lightning and brief gusty winds. Highs this afternoon{ } will manage to rebound into the middle 70s to near 80 degrees.

      Skies will gradually clear during the overnight hours and temperatures will drop into the 50s around the Beltway. Mother's Day promises to be cooler, filled with more sunshine and a bit breezy at times. Highs around 65 to 70 degrees.

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