Aviation Forecasts Discussions (AFD) INFO


    A period of rain is possible across the eastern
    terminals...KDCA...KBWI and KMTN through about 12z. Brief MVFR
    conditions are possible during this time...but a majority of the
    time should be VFR.
    Gusty northwest winds will develop behind a cold front between
    13z and 15z. The gusty winds will continue through the afternoon
    with frequent gusts around 20 to 25 knots with a few gusts up
    to 30 knots. The winds will diminish around sunset. High
    pressure will build over the terminals tonight through Thursday
    night...bringing VFR conditions and lighter winds. Winds will
    turn to the south later Friday and Friday night as high pressure
    shifts offshore.
    Saturday and Sunday look mainly VFR for now, with a gusty wind
    (perhaps up to 30 knots at times) starting southwest, then
    switching to northwest behind a cold front later Saturday. These
    winds likely persist Sunday. A coastal low will be sliding
    northeast off the coast on Saturday, but right now effects look
    minimal to non-existent. If it ends up closer, a period of sub-
    VFR would be possible on Saturday due to rain, but odds of this
    look low right now.