From the ABC 7 Weather team

Washington D.C. Forecast: Showers and Storms on the way

May 10, 2013 - 03:56 PM
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A cold front will move into the area by Saturday bringing a better chance for showers and storms for the first part of the weekend.

Tonight: T-Showers Possible

Lows: 60s | Wind: S 5-10 m.p.h.

Saturday: Mostly Cloudy, T-Showers Possible

Highs: Mid to Upper 70s | Wind: SW 10-15 m.p.h.

Sunday: Partly Cloudy, Breezy and Cooler

Highs: Near 70 | Wind: NW 10-20 m.p.h.

A cold front stretching from the Lower Great Lakes through the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys will be the key player in our weekend forecast. As we head through the evening, we are enjoying a preview of early summer weather conditions with a brief push of unseasonably warm air. Across the higher elevations of MD and WV, isolated showers and thunderstorms are developing. We are not convinced they will maintain their strength…some could rain themselves out. But we will recognize that scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms WILL BE possible tonight.

FROST POSSIBLE NEXT WEEK?

As the cold front inches eastward tomorrow, showers and thunderstorms will become likely at times. The cold front will finally clear the Chesapeake Bay region early on Sunday morning. Mother’s Day, therefore, is expected to feature clearing skies with breezy and cooler conditions developing. The next area of high pressure will return bright sunshine to the area on Monday and Tuesday. But it will also deliver unseasonably chilly air to our area. There is a chance for scattered frost on Monday and Tuesday mornings. Areas inside the Beltway should remain frost-free but areas outside the Beltway may seem some rare, mid-May frost patches.

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