WASHINGTON — Lows overnight in the 40s, to around 50 as temperatures remain steady or even rise a bit after midnight. We are still tracking heavy rain overnight. The critical time for the Metro is 3 a.m. - 8 a.m.. 

The rain ends early Saturday morning with some decrease in clouds in the afternoon.We will dry out Saturday afternoon except for a stray shower. There will also be some mountain snows Saturday night and Sunday.


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QUICK FORECAST: 
Overnight: Cloudy, breezy and raw with rain developing, heavy overnight. Low: 47.
Saturday: Breezy with morning rain tapering to showers with some afternoon drying and a bit sunshine too. High: 55.
Saturday night: Partly to mostly cloudy, breezy and colder. Low: 39.
Sunday: Partly cloudy and pleasant. High: 51.

FORECAST DISCUSSION:

Yellow Weather Alert through Saturday for rain and showers.

Heavy rain develops overnight and ends early Saturday morning. An inch or more of rain will fall across the DMZ by noon Saturday. Some minor flooding is possible early Saturday morning. Some leftover showers are possible Saturday but we will see a little sunshine late in the day as well. Sunday looks very nice for January with lots of sunshine with highs around 50. 

Overnight a soggy, soaking rain moves in which is heavy at times. Rain totals will be 1 to 2 inches in the DMV. 

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Rain will be heavy between 3 a.m. and 8 a.m. in the Metro. The rain tapers to showers quickly early Saturday morning.
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Some showers are still possible Saturday afternoon but we will see some sunshine as well. Mild Saturday with highs between 50 and 55. 

Sunday will be quite pleasant for January with highs around 50. There will be a light breeze with a partly cloudy sky.

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DETAILED FORECAST:
Overnight: Cloudy, breezy and raw with rain moving in from the west, heavy overnight. Lows: 40s. Winds: E 10-15+.
Saturday: Breezy with morning rain and p.m. showers and a bit of late sunshine. Highs: 50-55. Winds: E to NW 10-15 +.
Saturday night: Partly to mostly cloudy, breezy and colder. Lows: 32 - 40. Winds: WSW 10 - 15.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, breezy and chilly. Highs: 45-50. Winds: WNW 10-15.

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Extended Forecast:
Next week looks relatively mild with highs running about 5 degrees above average in the mid to upper 40s. Monday is partly sunny but holding onto dry weather. We'll track a disturbance passing to our south, but as of right now it looks like the northern extent of the rain will be in the Richmond area. The mountains have a great few days ahead with more upslope snows possible Monday.

Monday: Partly sunny and cool. Rain to our south. Highs: Upper 40s.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy and chilly. Highs: Mid to upper 40s.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy and cool. Highs: Upper 40s.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy early, turning partly cloudy late. Highs: Mid to upper 40s.





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