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Storms, Then Gusty Wind and Cooldown Expected in DC Area

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a group of people standing on top of a tower: WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 14: People play sports on the National Mall as the front of a severe thunderstorm approaches, on May 14, 2018 in Washington, DC. The area was hit with heavy rain and high winds from the early evening storm. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) © Getty Images

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 14: People play sports on the National Mall as the front of a severe thunderstorm approaches, on May 14, 2018 in Washington, DC. The area was hit with heavy rain and high winds from the early evening storm. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Another round of rainstorms and gusty wind are expected in the D.C. area Wednesday, then be ready for cooler temperatures through the end of the week.

After Tuesday’s strong storms dumped a half-inch of rain around D.C., Wednesday brings the final severe storm threat this week, Storm Team4 Meteorologist Chuck Bell says. Go here to see all weather alerts

There's a 70% chance of rain and storms and they could come with hail or damaging winds, the National Weather Service says.

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Highs will be in the mid- to upper 70s, but temps will fall to around 60° by sunset amid a cooler, drier northwest wind. Keep a warmer layer handy.

Gusts of 40 mph or higher will be possible during the afternoon and overnight.

By Thursday morning, temperatures will fall into the 40s and highs will be in the 60s, even with mostly sunny skies.

Friday will remain cool, and midday showers are likely.

Mother’s Day Weekend Forecast for DC, Maryland, Virginia

Saturday is the sunnier bet for Mother’s Day weekend plans, but it will be cool with highs in the low to mid-60s.

Storm Team4 is keeping a rain chance in the forecast for Mother's Day on Sunday. It will not be all-day rain, but plan for passing mid-afternoon showers with highs near 70°.

The 10-day forecast shows temperatures well below average through at least Wednesday or Thursday of next week.

Stay with Storm Team4 on NBCWashington.com, the NBC Washington app and Twitter for the latest weather updates

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