Forecast Details for Washington, DC

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Current Alerts for Washington, DC: Flood Watch Wind Advisory
Overnight: Rain. Steady temperature around 54. South wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Thursday: Rain, mainly before 1pm. The rain could be heavy at times. Temperature falling to around 42 by 5pm. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 22 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 41 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. Northwest wind 8 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.
Friday: A slight chance of snow showers before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 37. Southwest wind 8 to 16 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 23. Northwest wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 35.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 45.
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33.
Tuesday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday Night: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 33.

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Weather Topic: What are Altocumulus Clouds?

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Similar to cirrocumulus clouds, altocumulus clouds are characterized by cloud patches. They are distinguished by larger cloudlets than cirrocumulus clouds but are still smaller than stratocumulus clouds.

Altocumulus clouds most commonly form in middle altitudes (between 2 and 5 km) and may resemble, at times, the shape of a flying saucer. These uncommon formations, called altocumulus lenticularis, are created by uplift in the atmosphere and are most often seen in close proximity to mountains.

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Weather Topic: What are Cumulus Clouds?

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Cumulus clouds are fluffy and textured with rounded tops, and may have flat bottoms. The border of a cumulus cloud is clearly defined, and can have the appearance of cotton or cauliflower.

Cumulus clouds form at low altitudes (rarely above 2 km) but can grow very tall, becoming cumulus congestus and possibly the even taller cumulonimbus clouds. When cumulus clouds become taller, they have a greater chance of producing precipitation.

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