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Weather Watch Alert Friday for rain, showers and a few storms

Coats and umbrellas are needed Friday as temps fall all day.

WASHINGTON — Locate your umbrella and jacket for Friday. We're in Weather Watch alert for widespread rain and showers through the day. The weekend looks 50/50.

Quick Forecast:
Friday: Rain and showers. Temperatures falling into the low 50s.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, not as cool with rain, showers, isolated storms ending. High: 62.

Weather Story:

The cherry blossoms are in peak bloom now and will last for several days.  

Wetter and colder weather arrives for Friday and sticks around into Saturday. Both days look to feature off and on showers with otherwise mostly cloudy skies.

Friday will be quite chilly as well with temperatures falling through the 50s throughout the day. By Friday evening expect temperatures down in the 40s!

Saturday looks just as damp and chilly with highs in the 50s to low 60s. The highs Saturday will not occur until the evening or early night time hours. The showers should end Saturday afternoon with some evening sunshine. Make your outdoor weekend plans for Sunday.

The latest pollen report shows that tree pollen is moderate. Mold and grasses are low. Weeds haven't been detected. Maple and box elder are the main culprits.

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Detailed Forecast
Friday: Cloudy and colder with rain and showers. Highs: 50s and falling. Winds: NE 10.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, not as cool with rain and showers, isolated storms ending. Highs: 59 - 64. Winds: SE/SW 10 - 15.

Long Range Forecast:

Sunday will be the pick of the weekend with brighter skies and mild temperatures in the upper 60s to the low 70s. Some showers are possible overnight Sunday but skies return partly cloudy Monday. Monday and Tuesday will be nice but cooler. The Nats are hosting the Yankees at 12:05 PM Tuesday. 

Extended Outlook:

Sunday: Mostly sunny and pleasant. Highs: 67 - 72.
Monday: Morning clouds then partly cloudy and pleasant. Highs: 67 - 72.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy and a bit cooler. Highs: 58 - 63.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy and pleasant. Highs: 58 - 63.

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7 day forecast
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10 day temperatures

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