From the ABC 7 Weather team

High winds will be the next threat as this front moves east

February 24, 2012 - 04:06 PM
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With storms out of the picture the focus shifts to strong wind gusts over the next 24 hours.

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Windy & Colder

Lows: 30s | Wind: WSW 10-20+ m.p.h.

Saturday: Partly Cloudy, Windy & Cooler

Highs: Near 50 | Wind: W 20+ m.p.h.

Sunday: Mostly Sunny, Winds Diminish

Highs: Upper 40s | Wind: W 4-8 m.p.h.

***HIGH WIND WARNING: Noon – Midnight – Counties along and west of the Blue Ridge – Gusts up to 60 mph***

***WIND ADVISORY: 3PM – Midnight – D.C. & the rest of the WTOP listening area – Gusts up to 50 mph***

A powerful cold front will push across the listening area this evening. Very heavy thunderstorms will continue to affect areas well south and southeast of Washington until the front passes through. The big story will be the winds and falling temperatures. Sustained winds of 20-30 mph will be likely tonight and winds will gust as high as 50 mph across the greater metropolitan areas. Farther north and west, within the designated HIGH WIND WARNING AREA, winds may gust to 60 mph. Tomorrow will be partly cloudy and still windy and much cooler than today. Less wind with plenty of sunshine is forecast for Sunday.

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