From the ABC 7 Weather team

Washington D.C. Forecast: One more summer-like day

April 11, 2013 - 07:41 AM
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A strong cold front will bring heavy rain and gusty winds to our area late Thursday night and early Friday morning.

TODAY: Partly sunny and not quite as warm
Highs: 78°-84°
Wind: S to SE 8-12 mph

OVERNIGHT: Showers and thunderstorms develop. Some very heavy.
Lows: 57°-63°
Wind: SE 10-15 mph

TOMORROW: AM showers and thunderstorms. PM clearing and breezy
Highs: 73°-77°
Wind: S to W 10-15+ mph

A weak atmospheric boundary north and northeast of Washington will be responsible for a few more clouds and slightly cooler temperatures today. Isolated afternoon thunderstorms may develop near the MD/PA line.

A strong cold front will approach the area late tonight. This will bring the liklihood of heavy rain and gusty winds to the region overnight and through a good portion of the Friday morning rush. Heavy thuderstorms will deliver the heaviest downpours. Skies will begin clearing early Friday afternoon as the cold front quickly moves east of the Chesapeake Bay.

The weekend forecast is shaping up nicely but by then, the heavy downpours and gusty winds may have knocked down many of the delicate blossoms from the cherry trees.

High pressure will bring sunshine and cooler temperatures to the area on Saturday and Sunday. Gusty winds on Saturday will diminish on Sunday. Highs both days will be in the middle to upper 60s.

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