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The cherry trees at the Capitol in Washington blossom amid a spring rain and after a cold, lingering winter, Monday, April 7, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Wind Advisory issued for DC area the day before peak bloom starts for the cherry blossoms

StormWatch7 is tracking a strong cold front that will slide through the DMV between 11AM and 1PM. You'll feel the front today with the very gusty winds. Wind gusts could reach 50 mph, which is why the National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the entire area until 7PM. Ahead of the front, it will be mild with temperatures soaring into the upper 60s to around 70 before noon. Temperatures will then fall into the 50s behind the front, as the winds shift out of the northwest. A few showers and a even a gusty thunderstorm are possible with the frontal passage.

Skies will be clear overnight with lows falling into the 30s. It will remain quite windy, so wind chills will be in the 20s. Tomorrow will be sunny and cooler with highs in the 50s. It will be a chilly and breezy opening day for the Washington Nationals, but at least it will be dry!

Friday will be breezy and milder with highs climbing back into the low 60s, but then we'll track yet another weather maker that could actually bring snow to some neighborhoods on Saturday. A chilly morning rain may change to a wet snow Saturday with temperatures in the 30s and 40s. Winter just doesn't want to end!

WIND ADVISORY in effect from 10AM until 7PM. Gusts 45+ mph possible.

- Tracking strong cold front; gusty winds with chance for a gusty shower/t-storm

- Falling temperatures this afternoon; cold tonight

- Dry; albeit, cool & windy for Nationals Home Opener

- Watching rain/snow potential for Saturday

TODAY: Windy. Falling afternoon temperatures. Isolated shower or thunderstorm.

Highs: 65-70

Winds: SW to NW 15-25 G 40+

TONIGHT: Clear, cold, and windy.

Lows: 30-36

Winds: NW 10-20 G 25 mph

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny. Breezy and cooler.

Highs: 50-56

Winds: NW 10-15 G 20 mph