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the district government which is embroiled in controversy. good morning and welcome to "news 4 today." i'm eun yang. >> good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. thank for waking up with us this morning. it is thursday, june 7. the sun is shining over metro d.c. still a pretty cool start for a lot of people. >> and tom is here to tell us about when the warm-up is coming. >> if you have hdtv you need sunglasses. you have a brilliant sun rise and a clear view. this was send in but our viewer larry mitchell. thanks so much, larry. great shot from arlington, virginia. post your photos to our facebook page or weathe weather @nbcwashington.com and we will share them. thanks a lot. as we look around the region, it's chilly. we've got from cool to chilly. 50 degrees for much of maryland and near the bay waters and farther to our west it's dipped
into the upper 40s. western maryland, shenandoah valley. here's your day planner for this thursday. yes, you'll need a sweat ore jacket but by mid to late morning we'll be in the upper 50s and a southwesterly breeze shifting into the northwest as clouds build and temperatures climb to around 80. by mid afternoon. a delightful day, except we may be dodging some isolated thundershowers by late afternoon into early evening and we'll keep you posted on that. i'll be back in ten minutes with another update and a look at the hometown forecast. here's a look at traffic fwoo. l good morning, danella. >> i-66 making your way eastbound alt 50, your volume is increasing. these travel lanes are open and it's not bad at all. as you're making your way toward 123, the road completely opens up and you're clear. no major delays just yet but just a little bit of congestion. let's head over to i-95 near
prince william parkway. past the occoquan you look pretty good until you get to fairfax. can see it start to slow down. even in the hov lanes starting to slow down as well as they exit at the county parkway. your travel speed is not too bad yet. it's looking like a 16-minute drive. i'm back in ten minutes with another look at traffic. aaron, over to you. >> thank you, danella. the doors closed on kwame brown's tenure as the second most powerful man in d.c. government. he resigned yesterday after being charged with fraud. today he's expected to release a formal statement about those charges. "news 4's" megan mcgrath with more on this story. good morning, megan. >> reporter: good morning. this time it's chairman kwame brown. brown gave his resignation
yesterday, did not speak to the crowd of reporters who assembled outside of his office at the wilson building. he said very little, in fact. let's listen in. >> i have a comment tomorrow. thank you. no comment as of now. i appreciate you for waiting in the hallway all this time. i don't have a comment. i'll have a comment tomorrow. thank you. >> reporter: kwame brown stepped down after being charged with bank fraud. prosecutors say he falsified documents, inflagt his income by tens of thousands to refinance his home and buy a luxury boat named "bullet proof." in his resignation letter he said i have behaved in ways i should not have. i was wroj and i'll face the consequences of that conduct. i have apologized to the residents of our great city and i offer my unconditional apology to the members of coupe for all the negative attention my
behavior has brought about. they're looking into hundreds of thousands of dollars still unaccounted for. this is another blow to the d.c. council. harry thomas resigned and has been sentenced for embezzling city funds. also the investigation into the mayor's campaign continues. now, as you heard kwame brown expected to make some kind of a comment later today. reporting live from the wilson building, megan mcgrath, "news 4." >> megan, thank you. michelle obama is hitting the campaign trail today trying to rally support for her husband. many believe it will be a swing county in november's election. tod today's event is the first trip without her husband. she was with the president when he launched his kachl pain in richmond early last month. and president obama continues his west coast campaign trip in las vegas. the president will meet with
students at unlv. he told supporters not to tolerate any attempts at rollbacks that they gained under his administration. he then said republican tax plan cuts for the wealthy would be too expensive. >> it's not enough just to continue the bush tax cuts. we're going to take on another $5 trillion worth of tax cuts. >> the president's blast at opponents offered nothing more than finger pointing claiming the other side does not have any new ideas when it comes to the economy. >> mitt romney is korgt latino voter. he'll be talking jobs and the economy as he makes a stop at a hispanic-owned business. his cam paper reignited a push for latino supporter this week, releasing a spanish statement tuesday while he was in texas courting support.
right now asian stocks rallied today, gaining for the third straight day. the gains come after the dow's best day of the year. they surged 286 points yesterday gaining almost 2.5%. futures are also up right now. >> exxon mobil is moving out of fairfax. they'll move beginning in 2014 to a new facility under construction. county leaders are now looking for another company to move into that campus. 6 clrp 06 and 60 degrees here in up ernest d.c. the reason a major airline is already scheduling fewer flights during the busiest team of the year. why the controversy of soda is moving from new york to washington, d.c. a picture perfect sunrise. the sunny skies might not last.
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that's a change-up, well hit to right. michael is there. the gnats wi the nats will be in a position to sweep tomorrow. >> the nats will go for that sweep this afternoon at 1:05. they beat the mets 5-3. the nats have the second best record in all of baseball at 32-22. way to go, nats. >> sounds pretty good, absolutely. >> got to keep it rolling. >> well, you know, they're the boys of summer, but it's going to feel like they're playing in the fall today. as you take a live look outside the potomac river, 60 degrees outside our studio as we turn to tom kierein to break down the forecast. >> it is chilly throughout most of the region. 58 at reagan national and right near the bay. but away from the waters on the eastern shore, it's only near 50 and it's even dipped into the
40s. parts of shenandoah valley into the mountains on this thursday morning. hometown forecast, poolesville, by noontime into the 70s. and then during the middle of the afternoon, 80 degreeses. could get an isolated passing thundershower but all dissipating. by this time tomorrow morning right back into the 50s starting off friday morning. a look at friday, the weekend, and into next week. your seven-day outlook. that's at 6:21. >> if you're traveling, drivers are wake up, hitting the roads. not seeing a big delay but once you make your way closer to right around kenilworth avenue, that's when you'll start hitting your brakes. they're driving at a really good travel speed. 53 miles per hour, just sick myths to gemt from the beltway to 295. that's going to she down.
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were killed. they're sending a team to investigate the allegations. the nato air strike is one of the issues leon panetta will address today during his visit to the country. he arrived overnight to see how the war effort is going and ho discuss plans for troop withdrawal down. this comes after a suicide bombings that killed 22. it appears to be more organized but violence is down. president obama will offer money in order to stamp out islamic extremist groups in the war on terror. the white house detail planning to offer $33 million in awarding for information about top members about al shah bob. they'll hold a hearing on the national security administration's customer relations. john pistole is preparing to testify. the agency also start add new
toll-free information hotline for travelers with disabilities and medical conditions. the agency has been under file for its invasive screening pat-downs. how do we get americans to drink fewer sodas and other sugary drinks. that will be the primary questioned over the next two days at a soda summit. they'll be at the hyatt regency downtown for a two-day conference. they say they're a major cause for diabetes, tooth decay and obesity. the summit comes just a weak after new york city mayor michael bloomberg announced his intention to ban large sodas and soft drinks in the big apple. the trial of jerry sandusky is ready to move forward. the trial is now set in the trial of jerry sandusky, the former penn state football coach is accused of sexually abusing ten boys on and off campus.
legal analysts expect a drawn out jury. >> when asked where they work 14 indicate they'd were employed by or retired and then they were asked if they personally knew jerry sandusky and four held up cards. >> the judge saysite's small community and it's unavoidable. the space ship "enter pryp" is now sitting at its new home. it traveled up the hudson river yesterday. it landed at its final destination in new york. it was the first to ever perform atmospheric test flights. the exhibit will open to visitors on july 19th. and a little blast from the past for baltimore orioles fans. the o's signed jam esign eed jas
49 years old. the colorado rockies released moyer last week. he became the oldest pitcher ever to win a major league game earlier this season. we're still waiting to learn more details of the a deal between the redskins and the state of virginia. that deal will take the team down to richmond for training camp starting next year. exact location in richmond hasn't been announced just yet. as part of the deal, virginia agreed to subsidize $30 million in upgrades to the team's facility in ashburn. governor bob mcdonnell says the upgrades will create nearly 400 jobs and generate money for the activity. a lot of folks on the fence about the in fact they're going be spending the training time in richmond. >> what is the drive? you make the drive. >> the drive from d.c. to richmond can be two hours if
travg is moderate. if it's bad, it could be longer. >> some diehard redskins fans will be like, i'm going. i'll be there for two weeks. >> there will be a huge showing from richmond. >> they're redskins fans too. >> absolutely. let's take a look at the forecast. starting out as a chilly day that a live look at our sky watcher camera showing a bank of fog over the potomac river, so when you cross the river, some of the bridges from claim bridge up into montgomery county, you'll be driving through a bank of fog, but otherwise, a a clear start, a pufl blue sky this morning. temperatures around the region right down into the low 50s. this feels like early may, late april rather than early june. it's in the low 50s. arlington, fairfax, it's dipped into the 40s. culpeper into stanton virginia and out into the western parts
of maryland into western virginia it's in the upper 40s. much of southern maryland. charles, st. mary's, low 50s. we'll have our sunshine here this morning with just a few high clouds and then some clouds building by noontime. we should be in the mid-70s by then. by mid to late afternoon we could get a few isolated thundershowers popping up. then back down into the 70s late afternoon. overnight tonight, any shower or thundershower activity will be dissipating and by dawn tomorrow, down to the 50s again. but warmer friday afternoon with sunshine and low humidity and then summer-like for the weekend. great beach and pool weather. saturday and sunday. not much humidity. getting more humid. first part of next week could get showers and thunder. highs in the 80s. danella, how's traffic. >> right now i'm looking at silver spring.
this is here. let's head up 29. if you're traveling from columbia at 32 making your way southbound at 29, i'll show you what that travel looks like right now. not bad at all. pretty light volume and you light volume continues. here's lockwood drive. nice and clear as you make your way toward the beltway. no stents to report on 29 southbound. chopper 4 is southbound over i-66 let's talk tee tails in ten minutes. aaron and eun, back over to you. >> thank you, danella. >> 59 degrees. the action you need to take right away after two major websites were hacked. >> and parents, listen up. the school survey you need to fi
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users. >> the problem is on linkedin they'll put their residence address and pirkt date,, et cetera. >> coming up at 6 k34r07b. >> $64.33. i hope my husband's not watching. >> she won, but not everyone had the chance. a frustrating night for those who tried to go to the opening night of the new maryland live casino. >> and the international argument which
winners. the crowded controversial start to the opening of the new maryland live casino, why thousands of people ended up actually being turned away. not those folks. they clearly got in. >> had a good time. >> welcome to "news 4 today." i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. it's 6:30. this is a warm spot compared to
other places. beautiful sunshine. hope things warm up. doesn't feel like summer, does it, tom? >> eun's going to climb up and clear that spiderweb out. >> next break. >> we're not alone. gievet a lot of spiderwebs all around the region. i'm going to melt your heart now. >> look at that. >> there is a mother duck with her little duckling and a couple of eggs ready to hatch. this is a picture of foggy bottom. >> she's got to be careful. >> it's amazing. if you do have an interesting photosend it to our facebook page or nbc -- email@example.com. love that picture. thanks for sending it in. as we take a look at the temperatures, what a chilly morning, once again, all these areas in the blue are in the 40s. that's western maryland. parts of the shenandoah valley valley. all these other areas in green, the 50s. that including all of virginia, the district, all of maryland and look at ocean city. only 51 right at the beach.
and here is how your day is going to be taking shape. your day planner, we'll have a rapid warm-up. by noontime it ought to be in the mid-70s. and then during the afternoon, clouds building. slight chance of a shower or thundershower at 3:00. a little greater chance by late afternoon and into the evening hours. maybe a little thunder and lightning. highs reaching the 80 degrees by mid to late afternoon. i'm back with another hometown forecast in ten minutes. danella is here with a look at traffic. good morning. >> good morning. if you're traveling on i-66, you know the delays. let's take a look. you're slow as you make your way to 28. that's the bulk of your delays. again, here's a look like at chopper 4 at route 153. in fact, from 50 pass 1g 23 and getting closer to the beltway, you're under speed. you're at about 32 miles an hour from the fairfax county beltway to the parkway. heavy on the brakes as well.
these delays start owl the way out at quantico. it's pretty much stop and go as you make your way to the beltway. no accidents on i-956789 traveling on 395 you can take a live look at edsel road right now. northbound at edsel pretty slow to duke. all the way to the 14th street bridge, pretty clear. that's due to change any minute. i'm back in ten minutes with another look at trachlkt aaron, over to you. >> we're staying on top of breaking news out of syria this morning. there are reports of another massacre. showing the aftermath. human rights groups say aleast 23 people were killed on the outskirts of hama. but syrian activists put the death toll at 87. they blame militia men for the massacre. it comes after 108 were killed late last month. maryland live opened officially for business. check out those long lines winding their way around the
building. there were so many people in line, police say they had to turn away,000 of them. "news 4's" tracee wilkins is live on what turned into a very hectic night. tracee, good morning. >> reporter: it was down the road, down the bw parkway. this was an amazing crowd. all i could think as i was looking at this, wow. >> it closed at 2:00 a.m. they had to start turning people away at 1:00 a.m. this is just a few hours ago. now, the parking lot was packed after traffic getting in here backed all the way up to the bw parkway and beyond. if you actually made it to the casino, the line stretched beyond the casino's property. when police started turning people away, we're told that everyone was very orderly. but this was the scene. well into midnight and into the earlymorning hours as well.
last night's vegas-style opening included red carpet, dancers and all kinds of cool stuff. it also includes some popular restaurants like celebrity chef bobby flay's bobby's burger palace and we're told more will be coming soon including prime rib and more live entertainment. they're expecting this place to generate $400 million in revenue. all of that will be going to maryland's education. let me tell you it was an amazing scene last night. it opens up again at 8:00 a.m. we can't wait to see what's going to happen then. reporting live at hanover, i'm tracee wilkins, "news 4." >> and if you wejts to the maryland live opening, we want to hear about your experience. share your comments on the "news 4 today" facebook page. a day care owner's son is in jail this morning accused of sexually assaulting a 3-year-old. police say it happened tuesday at day care the woman ran inside
her home in woodbridge. thewoman's son daquan michael miller is charged with assaulting the child inside a bathroom. miller's mother told "news 4" that she's devastated. >> and i'm so sorry to the family. please forgive me. i am so sorry. i would never want to hurt nobody's child. they were just like my babies. >> he said he wouldn't have do it. he said he was upset, accused of something like that. and we believed him. >> still believe him? >> no. >> police say there are no witnesses to the abuse. the parents of the victim say the child has begun bashi ibeha strangely and they began to ask questions. miller is being held without bond. >> parents in virginia still have a little time to weigh in on year-round schooling. they're surveying parents as lawmakers consider proposals to extend the school year. they ask how the a year-round
calendar would affect their academic achievement as well as their family vacations and child care scheduling. they say they'll push for funding next spring. the last day to fill out the survey is tomorrow. >> always double-check your work. how many times did a teacher tell you that when you were in school? >> well, a lot of apologies are flying around prince george's county. around 8,000 high school seniors received diplomas with a typo. if you look closely, you see the word there. it's misspelled. it's missing an "r." >> everybody went to their diplomas and started reading. everybody was like, yo, that's crazy, they're messing up. >> school administrators are apologizing for the mistake. they're working with the printer to fix the mistake. they'll send out corrected diplomas as soon as possible. the owner of the company wrote a letter to the school system and all the students saying, i'm
sorry for that. i have to point out i looked at the letter apologizing for the mista mistake. they misspelled frame. >> maybe they should pick a different person. >> they'll get it fine. everything will be okay. >> i hope so. 6:38 is our time right now. the energizer bunny of cars, the new car which gets 118 miles a gall gallon. what happens with former d.c. council member when he was charged with bang fraud. off to a clear, comfortable start but meteorologist tom kierein says there's a chance for rain this afternoon. your "weather & traffic on the 1s" next. and the man who learned the play piano virtdually overnight, what happened to him that changed his life. [ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approve this message.
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sun up over washington. this live view from our hd city camera. partly cloudy now. we're about an hour after sunrise and it's another cool morning. much of the region we are down into the 50s and even 40s in a few locations in the shenandoah valley and out into western maryland, the mountains of west virginia. it's only in the low 50s in the nearby sub wishes of prince george's, ar linkton, fairfax and montgomery county. hometown forecast, partly cloudy, mid-70s there. during the afternoon, a chance of an isolated thundershower, upper 70s to near 80. they're right on the bay. by dawn tomorrow should be in the 60s. elsewhere we ought to be in the 50s again friday morning. a look at a warm-up on the way for the weekend. we'll look at the weekend as well. danella, how's traf snk. >> well, tom, congestion is increasing in our area. i want to show you the beltway in montgomery county. you're starting to slow down
just a bit at colesville road. you're at 37 mile an hour. 15 minutes to make that trip. also traveling along route 50 toward landover, you're slowing down just a bit. especially around kenilworth. 39 miles per hour as well. 8 minutes to get from the beltway to 295. eun, over to you. >> danella, thank you. >> everybody's mood is quite somber but we're focused on the integrity and stability of our government. >> thed.c. council is experiencing another loss. kwame brown handed in his resignation just hours after he was charged with felony bank fraud. megan mcgrath half more from downtown. megan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, eun. this has been a very controversial and unstable time in the history of the d.c. council nchl the latest chapter, chairman kwame brown has
resigned in the face of criminal charges. now, prosecutors say brown falsified income documents, inflating his income by tens of thousands of dollars so he could refinance his home and buy a luxury boat. now he's expected to plead guilty in federal court tomorrow. i should mention that this is unrelated to another investigation into the 2008 finance investigation. now, councilwoman mary shay is the pro se temp. his resignation leaves a vacancy. a special election will be held within the next 114 days to fill the spot. kwame brown tried to brush past reporters yesterday. he stopped only briefly to say he had no comment, that he would have no comment today. we'll, of course, have to wait to see about that.
it's just the latest in a series of scandals vournding the d.c. government. right now mayor vincent gray is under investigation for his 2010 mayoral campaign. two staffers from his campaign pled guilty in two weeks for plotting money to go after adrian fenty. harry thomas jr. was sentenced to three years in prison for stealing thousands of dollars in district money that was supposed to go to youth programs. those charges also kofts thomas his seat on the council. today transportation secretary ray lahood will make a major announcement to end distracted driving. he'll talk about a new ichbishive. he's also expected to announce special projects to keep drivers focused on the road. every year 3,000 people nation wide tdie from distracted texting. first lady michelle obama
will speak. today's event at a vfw post in dale city is the first public campaign trip for mrs. obama without her husband, the president. she was with the president when he relaunched his campaign in richmond earlier this month. within the last hour, the president's re-election campaign announced it raised $60 million in may. the president was raising more money last night during a gala for guy rights supporters in los angeles followed by a private dinner with several celebrities. during the gala, the president told supporters not to tolerate any attempts to roll back rights they had gained under his administration. he also said the latest republican tax plan would be too expensive. >> it's not enough just to continue the bush tax cuts. we're going to tack on another $5 trillion worth of tax cuts. >> political analysts estimate the president raised at least $2.5 million last night. they say he's raised roughly $60
million overall just in the state of california. mitt romney will be talking about jobs and the economy as he makes a stop at a hispanic-owned business in st. louis today. romney's campaign reignited their push for latino support this week, releasing a spanish language statement on tuesday while he was in texas courting support. the economy will play a big role in the outcome of the presidential election. today fed chair ben bernanke will visit capitol hill to give lawmakers an update. we'll get a preview of what bernanke will say. hampton, good morning to you. >> good morning, eun. as you mentioned investors will be keeping a close eye. fed chair ben bernanke testifying before congress about the economy. bernanke goes before the joint eek nconomic commission. several have said the door remains open if the economy takes a turn for the worse due
to inflation or if the european debt crisis spreads. yesterday's strong rally, markets surging on hopes that they'll ride to the rescue with more economic stimulus measures. asian and european markets are higher. we get data this morning on unemployment and that this afternoon. the dow jumping 286 points to close at 12:14. it's back in positive territory for the year. they close at 28-44. eun, back to you. >> hampton pearson, thank you. >> my pleasure. the oil and gas company is shutting down its office there and moving its employees to houston, texas. all 2,100 employees will move begin 20g 14 to a new facility under construction. now, this car will save you some money at the gas pump. the epa gave the honda fit the highest fuel efficiency rating
ever. 2013 car got rating of 118 miles per gallon. it's twice the cost of its gas powered version. analysts say it would take 11 years pfr an owner could make up the difference and begin to see savings on fuel. >> get ready to pay more to take your clothes to the dry cleaner. they're considering slapping taxes on the hangers. since many hangers get their hangs from vietnam, whole sale prices are expecting to jump from 5 centses to 9 cents a hanger, a cost that will likely be passed on to you, the customer. >> it's 5:46. let's turn to thomas kierein. >> we're down into the 50s. the cool air over the warm waters of the potomac has
triggered a fog bank where it crosses the potomac river. that's where our hd sky camera is focused on this cool thursday morning. a few clouds floating over the metro area. there's the washington monument. under a partly cloudy sky. 58 at reagan national now. a light breeze coming in from the south and the dew point comfortably dry. a look at these areas in blue. these are areas where it's in the 40s on this june morning. it includes much of western area. all these other areas in green in the low to mid-50s. it includes all of va. these areas right near the bay waters but away from the waters it's just near 50 degrees on the eastern shore. many locations in northern virginia and much of maryland just outside the beltway, low
and mid-50s. so in another hour or so you're going to need a jacket or sweater. here's the view from space. just a few clouds rolling in from the north. we have this persistent northerly flow. by noontime we'll have temperatures climbing into the '70s with clouds building. then some of the clouds turning darker. may turn into an isolated thundershower. we ought to reach 80 degrees before then. then down do the mid-70s by the time we get to sun set at 8:32 today. and then by dawn on friday, it auto be down to the mid-50s tomorrow morning. another cool start but lots of sun tomorrow. no chance of any showers or thundershowers. highs reaching the low 80s with low humidity in place. still not very humid even though we're going be getting hotter on saturday and sunday. afternoon highs on saturday should make it into the upper 80s and then even hotter on sunday. mid-to even near 90 trees much of the area. sunday afternoon with quite a
pit of snipe. sun block weather for friday, saturday, and sunday. first part of next week, though, looks like it will start turning more humid as we get into monday, tuesday, and wednesday. more clouds around too. highs in the 80s each tay and there's a possibility of showers and thundershowers coming in and perhaps on into wednesday midweek next week. now let's check our thursday morning traffic. danella's here. good morning. >> good morning, tom. definitely seeing conjection in our area. if you're traveling along 50 inside the beltway, also outer loop of the beltway. inside of the beltway eastbound on 66. let's talk about where you're seeing red. that means you're jammed. making your way eastbound on 50, i-66 eastbound, that's where you're jammed. let's head over to the beltway, i-95. jammed even and delays continue as you make your way toward the beltway. let me give you a live look at lorton.
you can see at a standstill in this area. i'm checking i-95 for accidents. i'm not seeing any. very slow. average travel speed from quantico, you're looking at 27 miles per hour. that's a 50-minute drive right now. now, if you're connecting onto 395, delays continue. look at this at duke street, very slow as you make your way toward seminary road. this is where you're jammed. your delays continue as you head toward the 14th street bridge. 25 minutes right now to get from the beltway to the 14th street bridge. not seeing any accidents, just big delays. >> so basically people should walk to work today. thank you danella. 6:53. have you ever gotten a plane ticket or train ticket amtd gets lost in the bottom of your bag. you may soon smartphones. in an online chat the ceo of vre
says six companies will present proposals to do just there next week. the u street corridor is getting a new look but that means months of construction. sidewalks and roads will get face lifts and curbside parking will restrict. the work is scheduled to be finished next spring. >> and it will be a beautiful drive on u street after that. >> if you can wait that long. >> thisern mooing we're hearing one man's really incredible story. he says a bloi to the head helped turn him into a musical genius. ♪ >> derek amato says he was drawn to the keyboard ever since he hits he head in the shallow end of a swimming pool. he suffered a concussion. here we are six years later and he's working on his second
album. he doesn't know how to read music. he has never had a piano lesson. you can hear him talking about this on the "today" show. >> it's just remarkable how the brain works. the mystery of things we don't understand. and before you wish for yourself to get hit on the head, this could have had much different results i wouldn't wish that. >> i always wanted to play the cello. danella understands. >> we'll find something if you want us to. >> i know you really, really want to but you must restrain yourself. tom. we're starting off at a schocool start, only in the 50s. we might be dodgering isolated thundershowers later this afternoon into early evening and then heating up as we get into the evening. heating up. low humidity, not very humid friday, saturday, and sunday. 80s, maybe near 90 sunday afternoon. then more heat and humidity into next week.
danella, how's our traffic now. >> you're still slow out of an nondale city. zbechb, travel speed on i-95 the entire way about 27 miles an hour out of quantico. a 50-minute drive. aaron, i can't believe you threatened eun with your ipad? >> no, i'm not going to break my ipad. what are you talk about. >> terrible. >> that is "news 4 today." thank you for starting your day with us. >> the "today" show is next. we'll be back in 25 minutes with weather, traffic, or any breaking news. we're back here tomorrow morning at 4:28. hope you join us then.