Freeze Warning, Fire Watch in the Forecast
National Weather Service: Temperature-sensitive plants could be in peril overnight.
The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for Montgomery County and the Washington metropolitan area from 2 to 9 a.m. Saturday.
The forecast calls for temperatures in the lower 30s, which could cause "damage to unprotected vegetation that is sensitive in freezing temperatures."
A fire weather watch also is in effect for Saturday afternoon through Saturday evening for much of Maryland.
"A fire weather watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur," according to the watch alert.
The forecast calls for 20 to 30 percent humidity and northwest winds 15 to 20 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph and fuel moisture of 7 to 8 percent.
The National Weather Service forecast for the holiday weekend is as follows:
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 32. North wind between 8 and 10 mph.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 62. North wind between 9 and 16 mph.
Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 37. Northwest wind between 6 and 9 mph.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 69. West wind between 8 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. West wind between 7 and 16 mph.
Monday: A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 66. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.