As storm nears and temps rise, Obama hits golf course for first time this year

In a sign that spring is nearing in Washington, President Obama hit the golf course Saturday.

Storm clouds have been brewing all day, but the temperature was expected to hit 60 degrees. The president left the White House at 1 p.m. for his first golf outing stateside this year.

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A 10-vehicle motocade took Obama to the Andrews Air Force Base golf course.

Obama usually hits the indoor basketball court on winter days.

His golfing partners Saturday are accustomed to hitting the links with the president: press staffer Ben Finkenbinder, trip director Marvin Nicholson and Department of Energy staffer David Katz.

Obama left the course shortly before 5:30 p.m. The press pool was kept out of sight of the game.

This post was updated at 6:25 p.m.