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A lot of clouds Tuesday but just a few showers. Here's what to expect this week

Heavy downpours and strong storms possible Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

WASHINGTON — A cold front brings big weather changes midweek and right on cue for the arrival of fall. Strong storms with heavy downpours are likely Wednesday night.

Quick Forecast:
Tuesday: Becoming mostly cloudy and warm, isolated showers. High: 80.
Wednesday: Windy and warm with showers and a few thunderstorms. High: 80.

Forecast Discussion:

Clouds increase Tuesday with just a few showers possible. High temperatures will again approach 80 degrees.

Plan on showers and storms Wednesday, with heavy downpours Wednesday night. Yellow Weather Alerts look likely Wednesday and Thursday. It will become windy Wednesday and stay windy to breezy through Friday.  

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Detailed Forecast:

Tuesday: Becoming mostly cloudy and warm, isolated showers. Highs: 77 - 82. Winds: E - 10.
Wednesday: Windy and warm with showers and a few thunderstorms. Highs: 77 - 82. SE 15 - 25.


Long Range Forecast: 

Our first full day of fall, Thursday, will be cooler with highs in the mid-70s, with more showers and some heavy downpours possible early in the morning.

Cooler nights and mornings will make it feel like fall behind this cold front. Overnight lows will drop to the upper 40s and 50s in most areas. We dry out Friday with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s.


Thursday: Windy and cooler with morning rain and storms taper to showers. Highs: 68 - 73.
Friday: Mostly sunny, breezy and rather cool. Highs: 70 - 75.
Saturday: Mostly sunny and cool. Highs: 72 - 76.

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7 day forecast
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10 day temperatures

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