From the ABC 7 Weather team

Calm before Hurricane Irene; Tropical Storm Warning for D.C.

August 26, 2011 - 05:20 AM
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Tropical Storm Warning for DC metro. Hurricane Watch for Delmarva beaches.

This Afternoon: Partly Cloudy, Scattered PM Storms

Highs: 84°- 89° | Wind: E 5-10

Overnight: Increasing Clouds, Isolated Storms

Lows: lower 70s | Wind: E 5-10

Saturday: Mostly Cloudy, PM Rain, Windy

Highs: lower 80s | Wind: NE 20-35, higher gusts possible east

If you were planning to head to the beach today, two simple words: DON'T GO! Hurricane Irene is on the move and will impact weather along the Delmarva Beaches and inland to the D.C. metropolitan area.

The latest time frame is late Saturday into Sunday. Along with gusty winds, several inches of rain may fall on already saturated grounds. Tropical storm force winds may reach the District with winds at or above 45 miles per hour.

Prepare for power outages and downed trees. For the latest watches, warnings and advisories, click here. Once the storm exits the mid Atlantic, sky conditions will clear bringing a quiet start to next week.

For the latest forecast updates, stay with ABC7, News Channel 8, and Weather Now.

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