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and hail being the primary threats later this afternoon and evening. for the weekend, mid 80's tomorrow, partly cloudy, slight chance of lateday storms. mid 70's on sunday. is a cooling trend into the weekend. any issues on the roads? >> none. stick around to find out more about the super moon. not much happening on the highway. looks good out of southern maryland. route 4 and route 5 and nothing through southeast or across the anacostia and the potomac river. the green light on 95 between richmond and baltimore. back to you. >> thank you. new this morning, the search continues for the person behind a shooting in southeast that happened before midnight. in the 100 block of 34th street, a man was shot in the neck. we don't know his condition.
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>> a developing story in ellicott city, maryland if. we are waiting to learn the names of two women shot inside st. peter's episcopal church yesterday if. >> police found a man behind the schurch that they believe shot and killed himself. >> it is shocking. what has the world come to? >> allies thing you think is somebody would get shot there. >> police are not sure how long the two women have been lying shot inside the church office before a custodian found democrat 20 minutes after 5:00 tonight. >> he was in the building cleaning when he saw the two women and called immediately. >> a neighbor across the street took this picture of the swat team. he said this is too close to home. >> it is sad because it's right across from my house. >> if police found the man in the woods behind the church they believed to be the shooter. he killed himself and they
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recovered a gun. neighbors say there's a school for small children and a program for people battling addiction. it is not clear stand and anything to do with the two women being shot. >> it is really sad. our hearts go out to the famil people. >> one of the women found shot inside the church office was pronounced dead on the scene. the other was flown to baltimore shock trauma. in ellicott city in howard county, tom roussey reporting. >> thanks so much. in the south capitol street murder trial today, the judge expected to respond to a note to the jury gave him yesterday afternoon. in the notes, one juror expressed his concern about being pressured by other jurors. the jury has been deliberating more than a week now. five men are charged in the case and it stems from shootings and crimes which happened in march of 2010. >> if you plan on using metro
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this weekend, you will want to leave extra early if. >> metro is preparing for huge crowds since several events are going on in closing -- including the games for the capitals and the nationals. brianne carter explains. >> we have a great weekend on tap in the district. a lot of people planning on heading out to a number of games. but there will be some travel troubles. this is among many stations that will be closed. that is just the beginning of the track work that will affect all five lines. getting around town this weekend could be challenging if you plan on riding the rails. metro will be working on every line. >> i have three kids and we like to go and do things on the weekend. >> one of the biggest jobs is switch replacement on the green line. greenbelt, college park, prince george's plaza, and west hyattsville will be closed. the red line will single track through all two areas and yellow
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line trains will alternate between mount vernon square and huntington. >> i can see them not to get out all at once. >> the nationals will take on the phillies and home. and nearly the same time the capital stock will hit the ice again at the verizon center. >> it's going to be mayhem. >> metro says the work is needed to keep up the safety and reliability of the system. they will have shuttle buses running. they will have extra trains on the tracks as well, especially around the stations near both stadiums. they say to try to use a different station to reroute your normal route so perhaps you will not have as many crowds. sign up for metro alerts on your phone to find out if there are any changes. brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> thanks so much. virginia becoming the hottest new battleground states in the
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race for the white house. president obama fighting for another victory in the commonwealth four years after he became the first democratic presidential nominee to carry virginia. that was in more than a for your decades. mitt romney was in virginia yesterday, where he admitted this may be the state to decide the next president? . >> president obama will kick off his reelection campaign. tomorrow campaign. before that he will visit a high school in arlington to talk about interest rates doubling on student loans. jummy olabanji is in the newsroom with more. >> the white house says the president will be on official presidential business in arlington today. tomorrow he will be in richmond to kick off his reelection campaign. four years ago the commonwealth was a hotly contested battle ground states. today the president will hold a roundtable with seniors and their parents before delivering remarks to the junior and senior class is at washington-lee high school. the main focus of his visit today's stock about stallone's,
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interest rates, and affordable education. the republican national committee criticize obama's visit and a spokeswoman says that he has a failed record with students. students and young people will be a critical group of votes for obama. they came out to big for him in 2008 and there is probably reason he is speaking to juniors and seniors today. many of them will be 18 by november and will be able to vote. the president's visit is closed to the public. the arlington county police will be helping direct traffic around that area if. jummy olabanji, abc 7 news. >> thanks so much. looking at 64 degrees right now the. >> still ahead, find out where you can go today to get a free stroke screening. >> ease up on the gas pedal on the intercounty connector. we have a look of the number of tickets that have been issued on the toll road. >>
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>> welcome back. time for a look at traffic and weather every ten minutes. >> let's start with adam caskey on this friday. >> it is friday. we are feeling it this morning. temperatures will take a dive this weekend into the '70s by
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sunday. until then, warm and humid. today will be the hottest day. widespread storms in west virginia close to charleston and clipping ohio and kentucky. of the action approaching elkins. locally we will remain dry until later on today. 4:00 p.m. and later, i expect storms to pop up all around our region. some could be strong to severe later this afternoon and into tonight. 66 right now in washington, 64 dulles airport and winchester and 66 in hagerstown. warm and muggy today, 87 this afternoon. lateday storms expected. cooling back to the '70s and partly cloudy by sunday. >> in virginia, no problems to report. i am tickled about that. 66 is where we want to start our focus. looks great out of marshall to
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get into manassas up into centreville this morning nothing out of manassas park on 28. 15 looks good between point of rocks and through leesburg, nothing complicated through falls church, and 395 looks good. police taking care of a stalled vehicle, but the george washington parkway should be open between the airport and the beltway by the time you river road. that's good news. more in less than 10 minutes with newschopper 7 in a little while. back to you. >> thank you. the careful the next time you drive on the intercounty connector representative for. wtop reporting maryland transportation authority police officers have issued more than 300 tickets per month if along the toll road between gaithersburg and -- officers have issued about 500 warnings a month. there have been calls to raise the 55 mile per hour speed limit. >> 7 is on your side with. door washington university hospital
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offering free stroke screenings today. you can get checked out of 900 23rd street nw right outside the foggy bottom metro station. screen this will be offered from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. registration not required. call phone number on your screen from confirmation. >> its friday morning, 5:12. >> nato trying to promote an upcoming summit in chicago. there was a mistake found in a promotional video. >> and new competition for the ip ♪ ♪ ♪ hit the road, jack ♪ ♪
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>> you're watching abc 7's "good morning washington." >> police are looking for the
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gunman who shot a man in southeast washington just before midnight in the 100 block of 34th street. the victim was shot in the neck. no word on his condition or what led to the shooting. investigators are searching for answers after a deadly church shooting in ellicott city, maryland. two women were shot in the church office. one of them died and the other is in critical condition. they also found a man's body in the woods nearby with what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. president obama will visit washington-lee high school in arlington this morning to talk about ways to prevent interest rates on federal student loans from doubling. response to extend the low rates, but both parties differ on how to pay for them. >> it's 5:15. the lead civilian lawyer for the u.s. soldier accused of killing sateen -- 17 afghan villagers does not want to undergo a background check. background checks are required in order to obtain security clearance to review classified information. brown says it is troubling that
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in order to protect his client's legal rights that he and his associates will be subject to intrusive vetting the government. the china foreign ministry says the blind activist who wants the u.s. to help him lead the country tocan apply for study abroad. chen guangcheng is in a hospital while the two countries discuss his case. is happens as secretary clinton and other u.s. officials hold high-level political and economic talks in beijing. >> nato is catching some heat for a video released ahead of the upcoming north the atlantic treaty organization summit in chicago. this was not a smart move on behalf of nato and they did not do as much vetting. there were mistakes including setting chicago is where president obama grew up. that's not true of.
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also said in chicago is the capital of illinois. not true. >> it is springfield. those are some big mistakes. one of the critics is saying that nato should stand for not all that observant. a lot of people insisting that this be revised >> . maybe the damage is already been done. >> those are big mistakes. there's a perfect spot for cat lovers. is in vienna, austria. if you are having your morning cup of coffee, if it sounds appealing to snuggle up with the kitty kat, if you can do it in this particular restaurant. this is not the. one in the this is a restaurant in japan where the cat cafes are very common. it can be relaxing. i don't know if you can bring your own or if they are provided. i do know that dogs are not allowed. >> but it does make sense. that might not be so calming.
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>> adorable. >> i'm sure there will be one opening here soon. there's a new challenger for the iphone. >> and wi-fi may be coming to new york subways. sunny hostin has that. >> samsung unveils their highly anticipated galaxy s3 smartphone. the android smartphone features a 4.8 inch screen, 8 megapixel camera, and a voice-powered assistant. it will launch in europe on may 29 with a u.s. launch planned for later this year. looks like players may be growing bored with a mobile game called draw something. it has lost 5 million daily users in the past month. it had been hailed as the fastest selling mobile game of all time when it was launched. good news for anyone coming to new york. wi-fi service is coming to the subway system. it will be provided to the 1.6
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million daily riders. it will take five years for the project to be completed. those are your "tech bytes." >> i loved that idea. that makes the morning commute more productive. you can check us out. our billboard is making the rounds. we want to thank marcus for snapping this photograph on the metro train. >> if you see it, take a picture and send it to our twitter account. thanks for being with us every morning. >> good morning, adam. >> happy friday. >> very happy friday it is. some areas of rain around 4:00 p.m. and later, i expect storms to start popping. so i could be strong to severe. that is a concern rehabs. otherwise, warm and muggy out there. >> we can feel that already >> . you will feel that especially this afternoon, high temperature
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of 85-90. a little cooler immediately all the waterways. let's take a look at the time lapse of the moon. this is a nice view of the moon setting earlier this morning. this was about 45 minutes ago. let's put this in motion. you will notice that it is big and bright. let me rewind a little. that's the one thing i like about our fancy equipment. there is a lovely time lapse of the moon setting. saturday night we will have the super moon where it's a full moon closest to the earth closer than any other full moon all year long. it is something to look at saturday night. it will be 14% brighter than any other full moon all year. 61 my now in culpeper, 66 in the district hagerstown at 56 -- 66. 80 degrees by noon, 87 by 4:00 p.m. that is when i expect the storms to develop and thereafter
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through the afternoon and evening. scattered understand storms -- scattered thunderstorms this afternoon and evening into tonight. highs in the mid 70's by. sunday into by. >> a super commute around the beltway. interstate travel is working in our favor. metro rail reporting for strains out on normal service. newschopper 7 in a little while. back to news. >> it is 5:21, 64 degrees. >> mariano rivera twisted his knee and we will tell you how bad it is. >> your boyfriend slit her throat. >> i was forced into it.
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>> harper lashes 12 left.
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that is a fair ball into the corner. >> davey johnson moves bryce harper into the third spot in the lineup last night it. it paid off. the sensation beat the diamondbacks 2-1. it's philadelphia in town tonight. >> a scud missile has hit the bronx bombers. mariano rivera tore his a cl and it could possibly end the 42- year-old hall of famer's career. >> tim brant has sports. >> the capitals had the day off yesterday after the marathon game. now they play the rangers saturday afternoon. they may need a psychologist. they have to forget the overtime loss and focus on the game at hand, game 4, so they can stay in the series. >> both teams went through it, so it is a game where they both
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play the same minutes and the same players and the same game. we are always in the same boat. it is just another game. the redskins will start a rookie mini-camp. robert griffin has still not signed his contract, but he is expected to get a $21 million deal over four years with a $14 million signing bonus. >> it is 65 degrees outside. the news continues at 5:30. >> important news if you are using metro this weekend. how track work will likely affect your commute. >> adam caskey in the belfort furniture weather center. we will talk about [ male announcer
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>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> straight ahead police and residents in ellicott city left with a lot of questions after two women were found shot inside a church . man was found behind the church who police say shot and killed himself. good morning, washington. it's friday, may 4. i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. we start with traffic and weather every ten minutes. adam caskey. >> you will feel the humidity in air. high temperatures will be in the mid to upper 80s near 90 later on today. cooling on the weekend. 66 right now and arlington and chevy chase, 64 in manassas, huntingtown and helen, 61 degrees. warm and muggy today. thunderstorms expected for around and after 4:00 p.m., some
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strong to severe if with hail and wind. highs today will be from 85 to degrees. mid 80's tomorrow. mid 70's by sunday. partly cloudy throughout the weekend for the most part with a slight chance of storms on saturday. i think the weekend will be dry for the most part. lisa baden. >> a broken-down vehicles on the george washington parkway near the memorial bridge is gone. that is the story from park police. everything is gone. looks good on the george washington parkway. interstate travel as well. plenty of our neighbors hitting the roads, but no major accidents or big problems around the beltway. this is 95 in virginia, red lights northbound on the beltway in montgomery county if. a lot of overnight construction is gone. newschopper 7 just went aloft so we will check in with them in 10 minutes. back to you. >> thank you. 5:30 right now. police are trying to piece
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together a tragedy in ellicott city, maryland if. woman was killed and another in the hospital if. this is after they were both shot inside a church. police later found a man behind st. peter's episcopal faugh. they believe he killed himself. john gonzalez is on the scene with more. >> a terrifying situation. three people shot at this church which is its only about a mile from howard county police headquarters and the court. police are trying to figure out if this was a murder-suicide. in a place of worship that has stood for more than 150 years, a custodian in a gruesome discovery last evening. two women found shot in an office inside this ellicott city church. woman pronounced dead at the scene and the other taken to shock trauma in critical condition. >> it is shocking. one as the world come to? >> police later found a man shot to death in the woods behind the church. a gun was recovered next to the
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body. police say it appears he killed himself. >> it is the last thing you ever think it's somebody would get shot there, especially two women. >> if a swat team and a massive presence surrounded the church and they secure the campus which includes a school that also has programs for people battling addiction if. >> it is really sad because it's right across from my house and i probably know that lady. >> still a lot of questions this morning. police and not said there any signs of a break-in at the church or if anything was taken and if the people involved knew each other or if this was a random attacks. police have not identified the man and women found dead on a church property. the other woman is still in very critical condition this morning. reporting live, john gonzalez, abc 7 news. >> the mother of slain lacrosse player yeardley love has filed a new wrongful death lawsuit, via alex director. and two coaches, and the state
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for $20 million. she said they ignored george huguely's violent drunken behavior. she filed a $30 million wrongful death lawsuit against george huguely last week. police arrested and charged kilby elementary school principal judy smith with embezzlement. -- principal jenny enriquez-de bermant. she is free on bond and was placed on administrative leave. >> president obama will visit washington-lee high school in arlington, virginia this morning to talk with students and parents from about the need to prevent interest rates on federal subsidized student loans from doubling in july. republicans want to pay for that with a health care spending cuts but the president has threatened to veto that. democrats want to pay for it by increasing tax revenue. the senate is scheduled to vote on. >> montgomery county expanding
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the speed cameras program as police plan to add cameras in a teen more locations. they will begin to use them within the next two weeks. and a nucor door approach will be implemented and the cameras will continuously be moved throughout plans of the roadways. log on to for a list of the roadways. if you are taking metro this weekend, a leave early and be patient. >> two pieces of advice. metro is doing track work on a weekend when several sporting events are taking place in addition cinco de mayo. brianne carter has more from hyattsville. >> it is a big weekend, but it could be a headache for people trying to get around town. there is scheduled track work on all five lines on metro. we are talking about the green line, four stations will be closed including the station prince george's plaza greenbelt, college park, and
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west hyattsville stations. they will close tonight at 10:00 and it will remain closed through sunday. shuttle buses will be in place. the red line will single- tracking in two areas. on the line, trains will operate on huntington and one other station. orange and blue lines will be single-tracking on those as well. this is needed to keep up safety and reliability and to continue the ntsb recommendations for on a number of the lines. metro says doing this because of the events this weekend is not point to happen. they have tips if you will be using metro tonight. plan extra time and remember to be patient. also, log on to website and make sure that you find out exactly where the trains are running and perhaps reroute your normal trucks. you can sign up online to metro alerts to get those alerts throughout the day on your cell phone. brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> thanks so much. 5:35, 64 degrees right now.
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>> hi, i am tammy from the invertebrates exhibit at the national zoo with our cuttlefish. you think you have to grab and go for breakfast? good morning, washington. >> 5:39, adam caskey in the belfort furniture weather center. 66 right now the district and hagerstown 70 in quantico. 61 in culpeper. some areas of patchy fog to kickstart our friday morning. let's look at our forecast. noticed this temperatures. 80 degrees by noon with a good amount of sunshine. 87 for the high temperature at 4:00 p.m. i expect showers and thunderstorms around and after 4:00 p.m. and some could be strong to severe with potentially gusty wind and damaging hail. in the '70s by sunday. let's look at the roads with lisa baden. >> there may be a stalled car on
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the b-w parkway southbound between prince george's hospital exit and the split for new york/kenilworth avenue. if you are getting ready to take the b-w parkway inside the beltway at to head towards new york and kenilworth avenue heads up. if in virginia, not bad. 66, 95 395. in stafford there was a minor collision near courthouse road on route 1, that will be gone soon. 29 at fenton street in silver spring, beautiful just north of the metro station. metro rail is reporting normal service. >> 5:40 right now because. you have to do is go to your computer for a chance to win a new ford fiesta. >> you can enter every day and get two additional entries by sharing the contest with your facebook friends. go to to enter. we will select one finalists
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>> coming up tonight at 5:00, guess who is taking the advantage of handicapped parking spaces? you will be shocked at what our cameras reveal and the reaction of those drivers when we confront them about breaking the rules for. and abc 7 news investigation tonight at 5:00 >> . coming up that's 6:00 this morning, taking back nationals park, how the home team is trying to fill the seats with home team's fans if.
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phillies are in town this weekend if. and why pepsi is resurrecting michael jackson for a new ad campaign. and arch campbell joins us to kick off the summer movie season with a sneak preview of the blockbuster, the avengers. the presidential visit to a local high school. those stories coming up the top of the hour if. >> the weather will be pretty warm this weekend. why not grab a glass of lemonade for a wonderful cause? children from all over alexandria will set up a lemonade stands tomorrow as part of the lemonade day. tommy is the president of kids helping kids. what exactly is laminated day? >>-- lemonade day? >> kids all-around alexandria sign up for stans and sell laminated. they go out during the day and
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sell it and they bring us back the money and we give it to two charities in the arlington community. >> this is the 10th anniversary. of raised nearly $100,000 over the course of doing this. where's the money going? >> smiles. it is for kids that are foster children and they don't have enough money to take ap glasses and be a part of sports teams. healthy families is a support system for new families in our area. >> this has to be very rewarding for you all, making a difference in the lives of some of your peers. >> yes. my mom and dad are really into helping the community so it is how i grew up. it is important for me.
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>> how can people be a part of this? >> we have a main stand in market square and another at mount vernon rec center. we have 30 other stands throughout alexandria. all have the symbol on the front of it. you can buy lemonade or make a donation. anything to help out. >> the weather will be great and the drinks will be refreshing. thanks for joining us this morning. back to you. >> thank you. let's turn to football. junior seau's death has been officially ruled suicide. the former san diego charger died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. his body was found at his home near san diego on wednesday if. family and friends still don't know why he killed himself. it's not clear if his brain will be given to researchers to be studied for possible damage from head injuries. police are seeking a new criminal charge against deion sanders. case related to a scuffle last
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month between him and his wife. police in his hometown near dallas have asked the d.a.'s office to consider their request for criminal mischief charge against him. the nfl -- former nfl player and his wife faced similar charges. >> yesterday former edwards aide john davis took the stand to say that he ran into rielle hunter in an elevator at a hotel where john edwards was staying even though her contract with the campaign had expired. he said that hunter later knocked on his door and told him that she and edwards were very much in love. he said the next day edwards said that hunter was crazy and denied having an affair with the woman if. >> and roger is the mother who took her daughter into a standing booth -- a new jersey mother who took her daughter
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into a standing both is calling people criticizing her jealous. >> it's a humbling times for 0 or winfrey. and facebook's ipo will make markers ap -- makes luxembourg -- will make mark zuckerberg and even wealthier man. >> facebook shares will be around $30 each when they go public. co-founder mark zuckerberg will officially become a member of the millionaires club, raking in $17.5 billion. it would make him richer than steve ballmer of microsoft who is twice his age. oprah winfrey discovery communications may have lost $330 million on the venture of
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her network. own is the most successful failure in television today. positive signs for the housing market in the d.c. area. local home sellers ever raised their asking prices as much as 5.2% compared to last year. that includes prince george's county, prince william montgomery, and fairfax. that is business news from bloomberg headquarters in new york. linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. i am thinking of oprah winfrey as an example of a successful failure. sign me up. >> i would not complain about that. >> we have to look up this morning. >> the moon. tomorrow night we have the super moon. i will start with a great picture from a facebook friend
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of the bright full moon last night. in the center of your screen from maryland, from richard. this shows the moon setting earlier this morning. tomorrow night on saturday night we have a super moon. that means it is 27,000 miles closer to the earth than any other full moon all year long, 14% bigger, 30% brighter than all other full moons of 2012. i believe it will be the bride is at 11:34 p.m. partly cloudy skies tomorrow night. i do think we will see that super noon tomorrow evening. 87 degrees for the high temperature this afternoon. we are in the '60s currently across the board and we will feel the heat and humidity. high temperatures from 85-90. i expect thunderstorms from 4:00 p.m. and later. no storms could be strong to severe with potentially damaging winds and large hail.
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something we are concerned about for later on today and will keep a close eye on. storms likely later on and they could be severe. cooler air to the northwest in canada. that will move east and make a pick stop in new england tomorrow and then dive south and we will notice the cooler air for the weekend particularly on sunday. tomorrow will be a few degrees cooler than today, mid 80's, partly cloudy, slight chance of 0 lateday storms and maybe even a monday thunderstorm tomorrow. will start the day cloudy on sunday and then break out into sunshine. noticeably cooler, mid 70's. will be in the '70s pretty much all weeklong next week with a few chances of storms starting by tuesday. that's all for the forecast. let's look at the roads with lisa baden. >> looks ok. everything looks good. beltway travel, interstate travel. there was a fender bender on route 1 in stafford, but that is
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clearing. they are just a paperwork stages. near the federal courthouse in greenbelt, a collision is on edmonds and road near cherry hill road 95. looks good in virginia, northbound out of fredericksburg through stafford and up to the springfield area where traffic is moving at speed. back to you. >> thank you. 5:53 is the time, 64 degrees outside for. >> if you thought you had a tough time finding shoes imagine being the tallest
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captioned by the national captioning institute >> finding shoes for america's tallest man takes more than a trip to the shopping mall. he might have to travel across the country. >> igor fluteis 7 ft. 8 inches tall. that puts his shoe size between a size 22 and size 25. reebok had to design them. the estimate is between $12,000.20000 dollars. >> those better last. >> and in ottawa a teenager wanted tim tebow to be her prom date of. sunday nfl quarterback did not respond to her request on twitter, she made a cardboard cutout of the athletes. >> in made it really fun.
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everybody -- it was light- hearted. >> sheher dad helped her to make the cut out and she took him to the prom. it was featured on good morning america as well. she is now thinking of taking the cut out with her to college. >> i love that. much more to come in the next hour. >> that's right. a busy weekend for president obama. we will explain what is bringing him to virginia today and tomorrow if. >> and lisa baden is helping you navigator morning commute. looks pretty good on the beltway and.
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>> we have the latest from an investigation. >> a metro may him waiting for weekend riders we will have a live report. >> the fight for votes in virginia. a president spent the next two days campaigning in the commonwealth. "good morning washington continues right now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington" -- on your side. >> rise and shine, washington. friday, may 4. we are in for a summer start to our weekend. thank you for waking up with us. i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve c


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