While temperatures will moderate through Friday and a big rain event is called off for Saturday, much colder air will sweep later in the weekend on gusty winds for Washington, D.C.
Only spotty showers or a touch of rain is in the offing for Saturday as the first of two pushes of cold air arrive.
After highs in the 60s Friday, temperatures will slide on Saturday and will be no higher than the 30s Sunday. RealFeel® temperatures will be in the 20s at times factoring in wind and other conditions.
Speaking of wind, gusts of 40 to 50 mph are possible Saturday night into Sunday as cold air roars in.
Looking ahead, AccuWeather.com meteorologists continue to track a storm that will affect part of the West into the weekend. During next week, that storm may try to take a northward turn after affecting the South with rain.
Travel disruptions are possible depending on the track of that storm, which may not be just rain everywhere in the East.
Residents of the Philippines are being put on alert for potential impacts from Typhoon Noul, which will be a powerful typhoon when it approaches the Philippines this weekend.
Following a dip in temperature during the middle of the week, summerlike warmth will rebound across much of the Northeast by this weekend.
Daily episodes of severe thunderstorms and flooding downpours will impact the Plains this week, possibly lingering into the weekend.
Wind, seas and surf will build in advance of what could eventually become the first tropical system of 2015 along the southeastern Atlantic coast of the United States late this week.
The map will depict the threat levels for the four main storm hazards: wind, storm surge, flooding rain and tornadoes.
Lingle, WI (2000)
4.5" diameter hail - there was also a tornado in the area.
Chicago, IL (1876)
Severe local windstorm resulted in $250,000 damage.
Lakehurst, NJ (1937)
Hindenburg disaster after 4-hour delay of landing due to a thunderstorm.