WASHINGTON — Cold, but with lots of sunshine Thursday as highs struggle to get to 40 degrees.  Friday will be chilly with rain developing by mid-day and heavier rain likely Friday night with on and off showers through much of Saturday.

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QUICK FORECAST: 
Thursday: Mostly sunny and cold. High: 40.
Thursday Night: Increasing clouds, cold. Low: 33.
Friday: Cloudy and cold with rain developing. High: 45.

FORECAST DISCUSSION:
Bright but brisk Thursday with highs in the upper 30s and low 40s. High clouds move in Thursday night with lows in the 20s and 30s. Our next Yellow Weather Alerts will be Friday p.m. through Saturday for rain and showers. Sunday will be dry ahead of Monday's messy weather.

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DETAILED FORECAST:
Thursday: Mostly sunny and cold. Highs: 37 - 42. Winds: NE to SE - 5.
Thursday Night: Increasing clouds, cold. Low: 27 - 37. Winds: Light.
Friday: Cloudy and cold with rain developing. Highs: 40 - 45. Winds: N to NE - 5.

Extended Forecast:
At the end of the week, we'll have some cold air wedged into place Friday. We'll have some rain and showers develop. This may initially start with a little wintry mix north and west. More light rain and showers continue into Saturday, ending for the later afternoon. Dry weather returns Sunday. Highs this weekend get into the upper 40s and lower 50s. We're watching a storm for Monday that has the potential to bring wintry weather then rain.

Read more about Monday's winter weather threat here



Saturday: On and off showers. High: 48 - 53.
Sunday: Partly cloudy and seasonable. Highs: 48 - 53.
Monday: Cloudy and cold with a wintry mix to rain. Highs: Near 40.
Tuesday: Morning showers then partly cloudy and milder. Highs: 50 - 55.

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