Forecast Details for Washington, DC

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Today: Rain likely, mainly after 10am. Cloudy, with a high near 44. Northeast wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tonight: Rain. Low around 42. Northeast wind around 6 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Saturday: Rain likely before 10am, then a chance of showers after 10am. Cloudy, with a high near 49. Light west wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday Night: A chance of showers, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. West wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. West wind 7 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Sunday Night: A slight chance of snow. Partly cloudy, with a low around 35. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday: Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday Night: Rain. Low around 38. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 39.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 25.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 41.

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Weather Topic: What are Altostratus Clouds?

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Altostratus Clouds Next Topic: Cirrocumulus Clouds

Altostratus clouds form at mid to high-level altitudes (between 2 and 7 km) and are created by a warm, stable air mass which causes water vapor to condense as it rise through the atmosphere. Usually altostratus clouds are featureless sheets characterized by a uniform color.

In some cases, wind punching through the cloud formation may give it a waved appearance, called altostratus undulatus. Altostratus clouds are commonly seen with other cloud formations accompanying them.

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Weather Topic: What are Cirrostratus Clouds?

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Cirrostratus Clouds Next Topic: Cirrus Clouds

Cirrostratus clouds are high, thin clouds that form above 20,000 feet and are made mostly of ice crystals. They sometimes look like giant feathers, horse tails, or curls of hair in the sky. These clouds are pushed by the jet stream and can move at high speeds reaching 100 mph.

What do they indicate?
They indicate that a precipitation is likely within 24 hours.

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