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FORECAST: Clouds increase Friday with rain developing at night

Weather Watch Alert Saturday for heavy rain and strong winds.

WASHINGTON — Clouds increase Friday. A Nor'easter will bring rain to the DMV Saturday.

Quick Forecast:
Tonight: Partly cloudy and not as cool. Low: 62.
Friday: Increasing cloudiness, breezy and cooler. High: 74.
Saturday: Cloudy, windy and cooler with rain, heavy at times. High: 67.

Weather Story:

Clouds will increase Friday as a nor'easter continues to develop along the Carolina's and moves up the east coast. Time to finish cutting the grass, checking your downspouts and gutter. We should stay dry until 7 or 8 p.m. Friday night. There are a couple of computer models that develop moderate rain over the DMV between 7 p.m. Friday and 11 p.m. Saturday. This earlier arrival of rain could impact some high school football games.  

Our computer models are coming into better agreement in terms of rain and wind impacts for the weekend. The biggest question is when the rain will start, but by Saturday morning we will be tracking moderate to heavy rain across the DMV. The last of the showers should clear out Sunday. Gusty northeast wind could reach 30 - 40 mph in our eastern counties with some coastal flooding and beach erosion possible.

Check out all of the storm details here:

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Detailed Forecast:
Tonight: Partly cloudy and not as cool. Lows: 52 - 62. Winds: NE 10.
Friday: Increasing cloudiness, breezy and cooler. Highs: 70 - 75. Winds: ENE 10 - 15.
Saturday: Cloudy, windy and cooler with rain, heavy at times. Highs: 60s. Winds: NE 15 - 30 +.

The latest allergy report shows trees are low, grasses and weeds as moderate and mold as high.

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Extended Outlook:

The Commanders game should be fine with showers ending early Sunday. It will still be mostly cloudy and breezy with temperatures near 70 degrees for the 1:00 p.m. kickoff vs. Buffalo, so don't forget a sweatshirt! We may see some late-day clearing and a bit of sunshine.

Looking ahead to next week, Monday and Tuesday look dry and unseasonably cool before showers return Wednesday.

Extended Forecast:

Sunday: Showers ending and a bit milder, some p.m. sunshine possible. Highs: 70 - 75.
Monday: Becoming mostly sunny and pleasant. Highs: 71 - 76.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy and comfortable. Highs: 70 - 75.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy with a shower possible. Highs: 70 - 75.

Credit: WUSA9 Weather
Credit: WUSA9 Weather

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