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out the new street cars. >> we have received new information about president obama's message. and kristin wright is getting the information right now, she'll fill us in in a few minutes. spring makes a triumphant return today. much cooler temperatures now. and more changes are coming. tom kierein is here with what you can expect. >> we have some breezes, rustling the leaves this morning. coming in from the north and west. bringing in some fresh, cool air and lower humidity. sunrise underway. live view from the storm team 4 tower camera. sun coming up and a clear sky. waiting for the bus and metro this morning, it will be quite a chill in the air just in the 50s to near 60 degrees. the winds will still be gusting around 15 to 20 miles per hour. then between 8:00 and 9:00 a blustery wind, lots of sunshine. by then though much of the region should climb into the low 60s. headed to the beach this weekend, here is the beach forecast. the water temperature is a chilly 62 and the coolest day at the beaches over the weekend
will be on saturday. temperatures in the 60s, but lots of sunshine. looking good on sunday the mid 70s. then for memorial day should make it into the low 80s. a little more humid, but beautiful weather for them. your what to wear forecast is coming up at 6:11. what's going on this morning on the roads? >> right now, first 4 traffic tracker on 95 northbound here. kind of past prince william parkway. we still had some pretty good volume from 2 -- from the earlier road work. 95 at triangle is loosening up there. 95 a bit slower than it typically is as you're headed past quantico, up through dale city. 13 miles an hour is your slowest spot. hearing in my ear from the producer no more days. that is good. b.w. parkway, looking nice and green. prince george's county overall looking quite good. a little slow inbound as we're headed north there on indian head highway.
travel times coming up in a couple of minutes. >> thanks melissa. 6:02. there's more talk in d.c. about how to get around on the streetcars. it's all about keeping you safe. news4's derrick ward is on the "h" street corridor with the push for the campaign set to kick off today. derrick, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well that campaign will get underway in an hour and it will be one for the morning rush and one for the evening rush. it is all about getting people ready for the trolleys whether you plan to ride them or not. i should say streetcars as well. the sign there, it's an automated message, not expecting to board the trains because they're making simulated runs but later on this year they'll make the real runs revenue runs they like to call them. it's got to be a change for the folks whether you ride the trolleys or not. because you'll have another big vehicle out here. one that's a little less mobile than say a truck. it won't be able to change lanes.
won't be able to stop the same way those other vehicles do. so they want to make sure that people are aware. whether you're a motorist a cyclist or pedestrian in this corridor because indeed they are coming. so what you're going to see are people at the busy street corners like here at third and "h" here in northeast. down at eighth and "h" and all the way up at 15th and bening and bladensburg road. busy intersection already so people will be there, giving you information, just sort of engaging you in conversation about the trolleys and making sure you're ready because d-dot is indeed getting ready as well. we're live in northeast. back to you. >> thanks derrick. right now, police in montgomery county need your help to find a missing woman. 72-year-old rita cummings you see her picture right here she was last seen at the milestone shopping center in germantown yesterday afternoon. her family is concerned about her right now. if you know where she is police would like to hear from you. coming up on four minutes
after the hour today a judge will hear a plea deal case involving the son of the late marion barry. christopher barry reached that deal days before the trial on assault charges was set to begin. barry threw a trash can at a downtown bank teller and threatened her. mark sea graves will be in the courtroom to find out what happens. follow him on twitter. montgomery county school's interim superintendent will stay on the job for another year. larry bowers took the job in february when joshua starr resigned. last week the board of education announced they had selected a top candidate to replace starr. but that candidate has now backed out. today, the board will formally ask bowers to stay on as superintendent for one more year. bowers had planned to retire
this year. it is now 6:05. today the alexandria council will hold a vote on where the new metro station should go. northern virginia bureau chief julie carey says they want to put it in between the parkway and the tracks. there's still no word on when a westbound lane on the arlington bridge will open. it was closed closest to the curb more than 24 hours ago now. engineers found some corrosion during a routine inspection. in the district transportation officials plan to discuss how to make it easier to bike and walk to and from metro and vre metro stations. the meeting is a study, the study shows that more than 3,000 potential bicycle and pedestrian improvements to handle more riders. metro will update us on how it's prioritizing walk/bike access projects near metro's 91
stations. this just in, president obama will cover a controversial topic at a commencement speech today. he's giving the graduation address at the u.s. coast guard academy in new london, connecticut. the president will talk about climate change. and the risks to national security. the white house by the way released a new report on how the federal government is responding to climate change. aaron? >> thank you. 6:06. people run for cover as tornadoes tear through texas. this morning new details on the damage left behind. right now a stranded cruise ship free after getting stuck on a coral reef. why there still may be a few more days before passengers can get back to shore. and a live look outside from the storm team 4 city cam. it will be a perfect day to have some lunch on the water maybe or anywhere you like to be outside.
you're watching "news4 today." >> welcome back. 6:10 today. only is hosting the fourth annual ride of silence to honor people killed or hurt while rising. it also raises awareness about sharing the road with bicyclists. it begins at 10:00 tonight at harris teeter. more severe storms expected in texas today. tornadoes hurt at least one person and destroyed buildings. you can see the tornado in the ominous black clouds under ft. worth. outside of austin, debris flew off the roof of a hotel. part of a fence also hit somebody in the head. time to check on the forecast. weather and traffic on the 1s at 6:11. boy, what a difference a day makes. >> storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell out on the storm deck in short sleeves.
how is it feeling? >> it's 60 degrees and the sun is up. got to love the early sunrises and the long days. may, if you're cold sensitive, maybe you need the lightest morning jacket first thing this morning. but otherwise, it's summer wear for sure. don't forget your sunglasses. 100% sunshine today. breezy, upper 50s and low 60s for now. we'll turn into mid 70's this afternoon. finally a little taste of may coming back into the picture. so far, been the warmest may since 1991. >> i kind of liked it, but i'll appreciate the nicer weather today. looking at the first 4 traffic tracker headed northbound just after the river. you can see looking a lot better. slowest spot on 95 is dale city. we had major backups earlier today. a wide look at the beltway, outer loop top there a little slow nor georgia avenue. 270 south on time.
narrator: puerto rico's healthcare system is on life support, putting three and a half million puerto ricans at risk. it's an outrage. puerto ricans are us citizens and pay the same medicare taxes, but receive only half the federal healthcare funding as the other 50 states. the headlines tell the story... woman: "unfair treatment from washington." man: "thousands without medications." woman: "it's a crisis that could imperil the whole economy." narartor: washington must act now to protect care for three and a half million u.s. citizens. before it's too late.
6:15 now. new details in the deaths of four people in the district. investigators say a couple and their housekeeper were beaten and stabbed in a home not faer from the vice president's residence. the couple's 10-year-old son was burned so badly investigators don't know how he died. investigators tell news4 the security cameras around that home were disarmed. no surveillance video. the four people were found dead on thursday at a home along wood lawn drive in northwest. passengers and crew aboard a
cruise ship that was stranded now have to wait for an inspection to get back to shore. the norwegian ship ran aground as it was departing for boston. norwegian cruise line said it was a malfunction in the steering system causing the ship to sail off course. the ship was stuck for six or seven hours. high tide helped tug boats finally free it. the cruise line says the 3,500 guests and crew are safe. aaron? >> thank you. 16 after the hour now. right now environmental crews are trying to clean up the oil spill off the coast of santa barbara, california. about 21,000 gallons of crude oil spilled yesterday, leaving an oil slick about four miles wide there. it came from the ruptured pipeline. families can find out when they can return to their homes after a train derailment in louisiana. it was carrying hazardous chemicals. it derailed outside of baton
rouge. the tankers don't appear to be damaged at this point. they did evacuate the area as a precaution though. investigators suspect a damaged track caused that train to come off the track yesterday afternoon. 6:17 now. right now, prince george's county investigators are trying to find out who killed a young mother and then set her apartment on fire. firefighters found 21-year-old latiqua cherry dead sunday. officers canvassed the neighborhood with flyers in search of some answers. she died from the trauma inside her apartment. the victim received a stay away order against a man she was dating. the victim's mother believes he had something to do with her death. >> what person would want to take her life and, you know, what did she do so much? so harmful to them to hate her to do this horrible act with her? >> there is a $25,000 reward for
information leading to an arrest and conviction. we now know when the rockville man accused of murdering his neighbors will be back in montgomery county. in the picture you see here, scott tomaszewski is in a hearing in juneau alaska. this was yesterday. montgomery county police say he confessed to killing the vilardos two weekends ago. he waived his right to extradition at that hearing and that means he'll be brought brack to montgomery county to face charges next week. today, alexandria and arlington county will kick off construction on the four mile run project. and a ground breaking ceremony will take place today in alexandria near the four mile run soccer park. construction will start on building a barrier between the existing wetlands and the tidal wetlands. the arlington portion will start later this year. right now, we are working to find out why vice president joe biden's son is in the hospital. bo biden is being treated in our area. he is the former attorney general of delaware.
he received medical treatment in recent years for a mild stroke and surgery to remove what doctors described as a small lesion. ten young people arrested in canada the morning. the police there say that they wanted to -- those people wanted to travel to iraq and syria to join isis. police did not share details of the suspect's identities at this point, nor did they say specifically what led to the arrest. a train worker's union is urging amtrak to make changes to avoid another deadly crash. the brotherhood of locomotive engineers and trainmen wants a second engineer on trains. engineer brandon bostian was alone on the train when amtrak 188 derailed in philadelphia last week. he says he doesn't remember when the train flew off the tracks. it was traveling at more than 100 miles an hour in a 50 mile per hour zone. having a second engineer could have prevented the crash. in a story you will see only on news4, we are learning what's being done to address lead poisoning concerns at a d.c.
homeless shelter. two young children tested for high levels of lead in the systems. peeling paint was discovered in the cafeteria and cordoned off an area. and now every child at d.c. general under the age of 2 will be eligible for lead testing. >> they're doing a full inspection of the entire facility to make sure proactively that there are not any other places that could be a potential source of lead. >> lead poisoning can cause serious physical and mental problems and has been linked to low i.q. the house is trying to bring sledding back to the hill. take a look. do you remember this scene? it will be six months though before there's any snow to sled on if we're lucky longer. the house passed a bill that would allow you to legally sled down that glorious west lawn slope. a track down on the sledding has caused an uproar and eleanor
holmes norton has praised the bill. >> have you done it? >> not on that hill. i still am not ready to look at snow even on video. i'm still scarred from this past winter. >> let's forget about it. let's talk about sunshine and cool air. all the things we love this time of the year. >> yeah. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein with weather and traffic on the 1s. beautiful out there. >> how about a slip and slide today as much cooler air has moved in. much more pleasant. spread your fingers out. you can listen to the breeze when you step out the door. there's the sun, golden sunrise underway. temperatures right now in the 50s, near 60. lots of sunshine, a few high clouds drifting in in the afternoon. breezes gusts 20 to 25 miles per hour. by noontime near 70 and then mid 70s in the mid afternoon. that's average high for late may. feeling gorgeous with low humidity as well. right now it's quite cool. only the mid 50s, montgomery county near 60 in prince
george's. near 60 in fairfax county. in loudoun prince william, it's in the upper 50s in the bay. scanning our sky, no rain in the vicinity but tomorrow morning we could have some rain moving in. this area in color by 8:00 in the shenandoah valley. after that around 9:00 to 10:00 some light rain in the metro area. most of the rain tomorrow, likely staying to the south of the metro area. but we may be getting wet between 2:00 or 7:00 p.m. much cooler as well. temperatures tomorrow will only be in the 60s during the afternoon. most of the rain will be done by the evening hours. then we'll begin to clear out and rebound on friday. with highs reaching the upper 70ss. then on saturday sunny. low humidity. low 70s. beautiful on sunday. back into the upper 70s and partly cloudy. right now memorial day looking great with temperatures in the low to mid 80s and still not
very humid. getting more humid as we get back to work and school on tuesday. next weather and traffic on the 1s a look at hometown highs for today. now melissa has a look at roads looking good this morning. >> yeah looking better. first 4 traffic tracker is on 95 about to get on 395. 95 through dale city slow. you're not so bad getting on the 395. we have volume starting to build as you're headed inbound. a warning there. chopper 4 over the beltway at connecticut avenue inner and outer loop looks pretty good. especially for almost 6:30 here. looking at 95 as i said slowest part is as you're headed through dale city at nine miles an hour. then it loosens up a bit. 66 slowest spot is headed into manassas. 270 montgomery village avenue, a little bit of volume there. beltway at the central avenue is rolling along just fine. 6:24.
in news4 your health, women who have c-sections may face postnatal complications. that study says the risk of blood transfusions and intensive care admissions are higher among women after their first c-section. women facing multiple c-sections were at the risk of unplanned hysterectomies. for most, the risks are low. there may be a link between hearing loss and dementia. this is coming out of the university of colorado. researchers there say there's a portion of the brain used for hearing that can become reorganized and shrink. one in three adults over the age of 60 has reported age related hearing problem. a day care under surveillance after a 6-year-old girl was left alone for several hours. she was put in the van after school, they realized seven hours later that she never got out of the that vehicle. the little girl was not hurt.
the mother does not believe the entire day care is to blame. >> i'm not going to say, well, they left my child on the van, that's a terrible day care. i don't want to do that because it's not a terrible day care. >> the two workers involved have since been fired. no criminal charges have been filed. despite a difficult year in the headlines, the university of virginia is renewing president teresa sullivan's contract. her contract was set to expire next year. the new deal lasts until 2019. she earned $647,000 a year. the school recently was the focus of a now discredited "rolling stone" article about rape on campus. 6:26. leaders in arlington are taking a stance on the redskins name. the county board passed a resolution supporting a potential move to virginia. the resolution also called on owner daniel schneider to change the team's name. the board said the word is objectionable to many. because it's considered a racial slur.
and nfl gimme is changing next season. teams will snap from the 15 yard line for extra point kicks. before now the ball was snapped from the 2 yard line. the rule change is designed to make extra points more difficult to get. last year teams scored on 99% of those kicks. developing right now in prince george's county, take a look at this picture. police believe this man sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl. we'll tell you the one thing in this picture police want you to focus on. a judge rules a d.c. gun law unconstitutional and particularly focuses in on one key provision. we'll break down this ruling and what it means for your rights and safety. >> a bra
assaulted a 12-year-old girl. we'll tell you the specific thing on this photo officers are asking you to keep an eye out for. but first, we'll to tom with a look at the forecast. >> right now the sun is up in a mostly clear sky. in woodbridge a cool 62. there should be reaching the low 70s with bright sunshine. and the winds will be diminishing during the afternoon. gaithersburg in montgomery county now a chilly 55 degrees. blustery wind makes it feel colder. lots of sunshine. lighter wind there too. and in ashburn in loudoun county now 57 and bright sunshine there. and during the afternoon a few clouds closing in from the west. temperatures will be climbing into the low 70s by late afternoon with that wind that will be diminishing. right now around the region we have temperatures that are dropping back down into the 50s. much of the region including montgomery, fairfax, prince george's county and the district around the bay, in the low 60s there.
coming up in the weather and traffic on the 1s your drive time forecast and roads are not looking so great north of town. what's going on with that? >> not looking so hot right now. brand new crash here on i-70. this is eastbound at 27. you can see the police response. it is a report of an overturned tractor-trailer. very hard to see here. but sounds like you can only get by in the one right lane. so getting a bit slow on 70 eastbound at 27. right now, first 4 traffic tracker sitting in some heavy traffic. 395 inbound there. near ed sole road. typically throw as you pass the coalsville road. 95 is slow to the top of the beltway. b.w. parkway and 29 no real problems there. 66 looks pretty normal right now and 95 slowest spot is dale city inbound. aaron? >> melissa, thank you. 6:31 right now. a developing story, police in prince george's county now know the name of the man suspected of assaulting a 12-year-old.
until now, the only lead they had was surveillance video and now they have that name. news4's zachary kiesch has more on this suspect. >> reporter: aaron, it appears that isiah bogan lives in the same apartment complex that this assault took place. that's why police attention this morning is here in forestville. take a peek at this picture right now. an arrest warrant has been issue bded -- issued for isiah bogan. what jumps out if you look at this picture here that tattoo that reads blessed. the mother of the victim helped tip police in this case. she was out on friday, she actually saw bogan, tried to tackle him. she wasn't able to keep her hands on him, but she was able to distinguish this tattoo. now, again, police are out here this morning, searching for clues. looking for this man and trying to get their hands on him. of course, he is accused of
assaulting a 12-year-old girl in this apartment last wednesday. reporting live for you here in forestville, i'm zachary kiesch. >> thank you. it is now 6:33. republican lawmakers are facing off over whether to renew a controversial part of the patriot act. at issue -- the section collecting american's phone records. that expires in less than two weeks and the house passed a measure that lets phone companies keep the data. senate republican leaders want to keep the patriot act as it is but rand paul says he will filibuster. today you can see some fancy flying from the blue angels. the pilots and planes are in town for commissioning week at the u.s. naval academy and you can see them high above the river at 2:00 this afternoon. such a spectacular site. the bridge will close from 1:45 to 4:00 p.m. on friday, the blue angels will
fly over the academy's graduation ceremony. well the national park service wants your input on the new world war i memorial on the national mall. you'll be able to visit that memorial in in pershing park. tonight, you can see what you -- you can say what you want it to look like. the park service is holding a meeting at 6:30 at the jones day offices on louisiana avenue northwest. police are trying to figure out who shot a 17-year-old in fairfax county. chopper 4 flew over the scene. that shooting happened last night in a townhouse complex on holly avenue. just off of government center parkway in fairfax. a white car was scene speeding away from the scene. the 17-year-old is expected to survive. police says this does not appear to be a random crime. 6:35 right now. cathy lanier says she won't make people explain why they want a permit to carry a concealed handgun. that follows a ruling from the
federal judge who says that d.c.'s restrictions on guns outside the home are unconstitutional. the judge issued a preliminary injunction. d.c.'s attorney general karl racine says he disagrees. we know you can't wait for the memorial day weekend. working for you to make sure you don't spend hours stuck in traffic. the best time to travel, and why the busiest times on the road are not when you think. it's a p why it's in jeopardy of budget cuts. and it's going to feel more like spring out there once again. look at that bright sun. 62 outside of
you're watching "news4 today." >> welcome back at 6:38. if you're in the military starting monday, you can visit a lot of museums in our area for free. today blue star museums will announce it's offering free admission for members of the military and their families. you can go the college park aviation museum and the promotion ends on labor day. hey, if you plan to hit the road tomorrow to beat the memorial day weekend traffic, you are in for a surprise. local transportation officials say thursday between 5:00 and 6:00 will be the busiest time on the roads. they looked at data in the ls been more traffic on thursday than on friday. because everyone heard the word in the morning, so now leaving a day earlier, clogging up -- >> most people have friday off too. >> people will start leaving wednesday. it is now 6:40. time to check the forecast and
how nice does it feel outside right now? >> storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell making a break for it but we made him stop on the weather deck. >> you said it yourself it's wednesday, the time to go down to the beach. we're packed up and ready to go. beautiful morning this morning. 57 here on the storm team 4 weather deck this morning. feels like the fourth of july outside this morning. a nice, crisp, clear sky. sun was up before 6:00 a.m. this morning, were you? probably not. all green lights for today. a refreshing breeze around, dry roads this morning. temperatures upper 50s and low 60s on the way out the door. a perfect day to be outside today. temperatures in the mid 70s. finally, cooler weather has returned here to the month of may. check on traffic now, it's a top down drive to work. >> a top down drive to work but not so happy with the way that 395 is looking right now. first 4 traffic tracker 395 north right now. headed to duke street that's
where we have two left lanes shut down at this point this morning because of the crash. just saw some police, fire and rescue headed that way. so a warning there. 70 eastbound, 27 we are having the chopper 4 head to this scene. we have an overturned tractor-trailer and a two mile backup. you can see we have some blockage here right here. but inagain, very slow on 3 -- 395. and top of the beltway, outer loop 20 minutes. a little slow this morn. 66 inbound, a little slow. and 45 from quantico to the beltway. remember to listen to wtop this morning. more cases of measles popping up in our area. we're working for you to find out when and where those people may have been contagious. it is the biggest recall in u.s. history. we're talking about those faulty air bags.
a bit of a blustery wind, but it will settle down in afternoon. highs reaching the mid 70s in the afternoon. >> 395 inbound at duke street we have a crash blocking two lanes. we just pushed that out on the nbc washington app. and then 70 east at 27, overturned tractor-trailer with only one lane getting by. chopper 4 on the way to that one. an air bag manufacturer admitted to a deadly problem in its products. leading to biggest recall ever in the united states. nbc's tom costello is in northwest washington to find out whether or not your air bag is defective and what to do about it. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. this is a big, big problem. and even the d.o.t. says it's a complex problem. we are talking about 11 different car manufacturers, dozens of models involved. and they stretch from 2000 through 2011. if you're wondering if your car is on the list go to safer car.gov. type in your v.i.n. number and
then everything that pops up will be as it relates to your car. every recall, not just the air bag. but the recall would be on there. they have now admitted to -- takata corporation admitted they have a defective air bag and they need to replace them. there's been a recall already in place that the government ordered but the trouble is now some of those air bags that were replaced may have been replaced with defective parts. so it's entirely possible now that you might have to get your air bag replaced yet again. this is a 34 million vehicle problem. it will take years to get all of these cars replaced. all of these air bags replaced. complicating matters if you had a 200,0000 car, you may have sold it and the problem is tracking down the owners. if you have a car 2000 to 2011 type in your v.i.n. number to
find out if you're involved. >> tom costello thank you. this just in to the live desk. the search for missing malaysian airlines flight 370 is widening. investigators are looking at a larger area now of the indian ocean floor. they're now saying if they don't find the jet there, they just don't know where else to look. the expanded zone covers 46,000 square miles, the size of pennsylvania. the jet mysteriously disappeared in march of last year en route from kuala lumpur to beijing. back to you, aaron. 6:47 right now. we are learning more about a mansion murder mystery here in the district. a couple and their housekeeper were beaten and stabbed in the home not far from the vice president's house. the couple's 10-year-old son was so badly burned they don't know how he died. they tried to see the surveillance video at that home, but the security cameras were disarmed.
the four people were found dead on thursday at that home along woodland drive. today aill hear a plea case involving the son of the late marion barry. he reached a plea days before his trial on assault charges was to begin. a judge's ruling could prevent the surveillance video of his january incident from ever becoming public. to find out what happens, follow mike sea graves on twitter. people may have had contact with a measles patient. they say the person recently returned from traveling internationally. he or she visited several public places while contagious. you can see a full list of the locations on our nbc washington app. search for measles. the patient is no longer contagious and is out of the
hospital. d.c. taking a number of steps to make sure you and your family are safe when the streetcars start rolling down "h" street. derrick ward is on "h" street. derrick? >> reporter: good morning, again. well, indeed it will be. we're here at third and "h" northeast and the rush hour traffic is getting underway. imagine if you have streetcars added to the mix. that can make it more dicey. but imagine you have a car illegally parked on the tracks. that could really gum up the works. now start, at 7:00 until 9:30 this morning and then at 3 -- later on this evening, they'll be out here with the information campaign. passing out cards and let them know what they need to know about getting out here and being safe. that's happening later. >> thanks derrick. now 6:49. a chief umpire with the fairfax
county little league program is charged with distributing child pornography. police caught him in an online sting. 67-year-old donald essex exchanged images with an undercover d.c. officer. the documents show essex arranged to have sex with the undercover officer's 9-year-old daughter. the news4 i-team wants to keep you safe this memorial day weekend especially if you're headed to the beach. the i-team discovered a federal program that makes sure the water is safe enough for swimming is a regular target of congressional budget cuts. local health departments employ their employees collect water samples once a week. matt skilljoe says every year they worry that they're going to lose funding. >> recently, the funding has not been included in the federal budget. but through continuing resolutions and i believe congress reinstated the program back into the federal budget that we are going to have
funding for this year and next year. what the future holds, we have to wait and see. >> the news4 i-team looked at all the water samples collected oh ever the last five years in maryland, virginia and delaware. find out what we uncovered at 5:00 and 6:00. >> i'm excited for the beach. it's that time of the year. you know i love summer. not quite beach weather though today. >> not quite. but you know what, you'll love it anyway because the humidity is gone. >> you can be in a beach frame of mind if you want to be. around the region we have the temperatures very cool this morning. in fact ten degrees cooler than yesterday morning. we are in the mid to upper 50s. montgomery prince george's fairfax county. and reagan national in the low 60s. low 60s by the chesapeake bay. the wind is gusting around 15 or
20 miles an hour. now a live view from our tower camera. by 8:00 near 60. and the wind be begin to diminish during the afternoon. it will be in the mid 70s. a gorgeous day. pollen count though is still fairly high for trees. it's mostly pine tree pollen. we have the grass pollen in the high range. here's timing, hour by hour on rain moving in on thursday. this is as of 8:00 tomorrow morning. this area in green light showers. parts of northern virginia. after that between 10:00 and noon, some of the light rain moves into the metro area. lower southern maryland by 2:00 or 3:00 in the afternoon and then a few lingering sprinkles by 4:00 or 5:00 and then it heads out over the eastern shore and clears out for the weekend. much cooler with the rain tomorrow in the mid 60s.
friday, saturday, sunday low humidity 70s. then on tuesday, hot and humid. back to work and school should be in the upper 80s. melissa has chopper up over the accident on i-70. >> just a mess. chopper 4 over 70 eastbound at 27 a 2 1/2 mile backup as you approach 27 because of this tractor-trailer on its side. so a warning there. going to be a long morning on 70 eastbound and also on 395. first 4 traffic tracker headed inbound there. they have not gotten to the accident on duke street. wide look of things, typically slow at the outer loop on georgia avenue. overall, 66 a little slow. 40 miles per hour. same thing when headed northbound the slowest spot is dale city. prince george's county a little slower than normal on branch avenue. all the way to the beltway, inbound is a tad slow. same thing when looking at 95
southbound here in maryland to the top of the beltway and 29 again, a little slow there as you're hitting the top of the beltway. 270 at shady grove road, it's moving fine right now. 70 eastbound, we have this overturned tractor-trailer and a 2 1/2 mile backup approaching that scene. aaron and eun? >> thank you. 6:54 right now. that cruise ship that ran aground on a reef near bermuda it's moving again. it got stuck after a malfunction in the steering function got it off course. it's got nearly 3,500 passengers and crew on board. 6:54. montgomery schools interim superintendent will stay on the job for another year. larry bowers took the job in february when joshua starr resigned. last week the board of education
announced they selected a top candidate, but that candidate has backed out. today the board will ask bowers to stay on as interim superintendent for one more year. bowers had planned to retire this year. well today the first lady and former senator elizabeth dole will honoring the people who care for our service members and veterans. dole's foundation is calling the caregivers hidden heroes and highlighting the enormous responsibility they take on every day. more than 70 caregivers will meet with members of congress about what can be done to make sure our service members and veterans have the support they need. michelle obama is not messing around with her gimme five campaign. look at the video she posted on twitter of her intense workout. using the punching bag right there. think of five ways you can be healthy and share them via social media. that's a hard exercise there. maybe a slight jab to her husband last week he posted a gimme five video showing him and joe biden running around the white house and different locations wearing the tie,
shirt. you know, drinking water. >> those steps running up to air force one is a lot of steps. >> right. right. you know whatever it takes though. better to be moving around than nothing, right? >> 6:56. four things to know before you head out the door. no word on when the arlington bridge will reopen that one lane. the park service closed it more than 24 hours ago. engineers found some corrosion during a routine inspection. the alexandria council will decide where they will build a new metro station today. police in prince george's county now know the man suspected of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl. take a look police say isiah bogan sexually assaulted her in a forestville apartment building last week. look closer on the washington app. and a safety campaign during rush hour in areas nearby near h street. a fresh, cool breeze
rustling the trees this morning. and the leaves are bustling with the bits with the winds around the 15 to 20 miles an hour as the highs reach the mid 70s. big problem here 70 eastbound at 27. chopper 4 over the scene. only the right lane getting by. 2 1/2 mile backup on 70 east right now. >> thank you, melissa. that's the broadcast this morning. >> the "today" show is next. see you in 25 minutes. have a great day. >> make it a great wednesday, everybody.
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