Cooler temps follow rainy afternoon commute

If there was any doubt, fall is definitely here.

Showers off and on will continue until midnight, courtesy of a cold front that will settle in the D.C. region on Friday.

During the heavy rain Thursday afternoon, there were reports of spin-outs and stalled vehicles that caused heavy traffic in local roads during rush hour, WTOP Traffic reporters said.

Parts of the D.C. area were pelted by rainfall, and those driving on Interstate 95 experienced poor visibility at times, Storm Team4 meteorologist Briana Bermensolo said.

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Highs are expected to be in the 50s to low 60s Thursday night, but breezy conditions will make it feel colder.

Overnight temperatures will drop into the 30s and only rise into the 40s Friday. But with wind chills, it will feel 10 degrees colder.

Friday night, the temperatures fall into the 20s to near freezing, so grab a nice, warm comforter.

Current conditions


Thursday night: Light rain ending around midnight. Turning sharply colder. Lows: low to mid-30s.

Friday: Becoming mostly sunny. Blustery and cold. Highs: mid- to upper 40s.

Saturday: Cold start. Mostly sunny. Unseasonably chilly. Highs: low to mid-40s.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Not as chilly but still below average. Highs: mid- to upper 50s.

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