Expect windy conditions lasting into Sunday, as a strong cold front which moved through the area on Friday afternoon pushes off the East Coast.
The National Weather Service has canceled the wind advisory it had posted for much of the WTOP listening area on Saturday, though NBC Washington meteorologist Lauryn Ricketts said conditions are expected to remain breezy for a while longer.
“It will feel blustery at times,” Ricketts told WTOP. “Winds will gradually calm through the late afternoon, but winds will still gust up to 30 mph through the evening.”
Gusts of up to 50 mph brought trees and power lines down in some parts of northern Virginia on Saturday morning.
In Arlington, police and fire crews responded to a tree fallen on a vehicle in the 1100 block of South Hayes Street. The Arlington County Fire Department said two occupants had been freed, and warned of additional tree and wire damage in stronger gusts.
Police and fire responded to a tree down on a vehicle in the 1100 blk S. Hayes Street. @ArlingtonVaFD crews freed two occupants from the vehicle. No significant injuries reported. pic.twitter.com/RntRoCNgBY
— ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) April 27, 2019
Winds brought power lines down on Hampton Road in Loudoun County on Saturday afternoon, closing the road between Route 9 and Piggott Bottom Road.
Hampton Road is closed between Route 9 and Piggott Bottom Road due to downed utility lines. pic.twitter.com/lelWDOjJ0A
— Loudoun Co. Sheriff (@LoudounSheriff) April 27, 2019
A few isolated light showers are possible late Saturday into early Sunday.
Sunday will start out fairly sunny but a weak, fast moving storm crossing Pennsylvania will bring some mid/late afternoon cloudiness and a small chance for a few showers.
Sunday will stay breezy, but winds won’t be as intense as Saturday’s. By Tuesday, the D.C. region will warm back into the 80s.
Saturday: Sunshine, windy, brisk, overnight light showers. Highs in the mid- to upper 60s.
Sunday: Light showers into the early afternoon, clearing and breezy. Highs in the low 70s.
Monday: Sunny, increasing clouds. Highs: Mid to upper 60s
Tuesday: Early morning passing showers, clearing by daybreak, warm and humid. Highs: Lower 80s.
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