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Inauguration Forecast – Chance For Showers in D.C.

19 Jan 2017, 2:22 pm

President Elect Donald J. Trump will take the oath of office on Friday in Washington, D.C. outside the Capitol at Noon EST to become the 45th President of the United States. The Inauguration forecast calls for considerable cloudiness throughout the day, but only a brief chance of showers. The rain chance occurs along a front that passes through the area during the midday.

In the afternoon, rain chances will diminish as the front moves to the east. Clouds will start to decrease Friday night as the front slides well into the Atlantic Ocean.

With the front moving through, temperatures will move only slightly throughout the day. Readings are expected to stay in the 40s for most of Friday.

In the afternoon, the Inauguration Parade will take place on Pennsylvania Avenue. Temperatures should be in the middle 40s during that time. Several inauguration balls take place in the evening and temperatures are likely to remain in the 40s.

High temperatures in the 40s are near average for this time of year in Washington, D.C. Past inaugurations have included bitter cold temperatures, heavy snow, and rain. You can read more on past inauguration weather here.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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