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track have showers around the area and we see light rain across our area and that's exactly what we have and light rain up through the district and waldorf and fredericksburg. notice the heavy rain just off the coast and that heavy rain will start to move its way our way as we move on through the overnight hours and in through the day tomorrow. we are still expecting very heavy rain during the day on our friday. the nor'easter and its impacts is bringing in the northeasterly flow and coastal flooding will be an issue and we'll talk about that and the potential is there for flash flooding and we do have a flash flood watch up across portions of the region. the nor easter is one thing and the other thing that we've been watching is joaquin which for right now is the buzz saw of a storm and an incredibly tightly wound storm and you can see that eye wall and now a category 4 storm with 30 miles for hour and we expected this to stay off the coast and that's exactly when we'll do now and that is good
news for the beaches around the region and veronica johnson live in ocean city and veronica, you'll get the nor'easter for sure, and the impacts from joaquin will only come from the ocean. >> reporter: yeah. they're expecting the worst of the conditions right here in ocean city maryland going into saturday and as far as current conditions right now we had light rain most of the day today and it's been persistent for sure and now the rain is starting to pick up in intensity and we're getting moderate rain. for this area, they're expecting city officials somewhere between three to five inches of rain. they know what sandy did to some parts of ocean city. there was flooding in the bay area and flooding in ocean city inland and they think it may happen here with the northeasterly-type conditions and there you can see the surf. the surf also has been churning throughout the day today and they're expecting the storm surge here in ocean city of around five to six feet. i got a chance to speak with the mayor about the areas that he's worried about the most and what
he's asking residents to do and that coming up later on news 4 at 6:00. >> thanks, veronica. >> pat, jim? >> states of emergency have been declared in virginia and maryland as we noted and also in north carolina and new jersey. officials in those states are telling residents to be ready for anything. >> we will have flooding. we will see trees down. we will see power lost. our message to everybody in the commonwealth is be prepared. have water, batteries and flashlights at the ready in case of power outages. be prepared to look after family members and neighbors who might need assistance. several roads have already washed away in virginia. a total of 57 roads are still closed all over that state. the coming rain means an extra load for public works crews, and it will dampen the weekend plans for many people. bureau chief julie carey joins us live from alexandria where residents might be spending
their weekend fending off flooding. >> thanks to city workers, alexandria businesses and residents will have access to sandbags tomorrow if they think they need to hold back the water. there are stacks and stacks ready to go. a scene repeated over and over in alexandria and other virginia communities and storms making sure they're clear and they have some place to go and it stays out of basements. >> when there, each today's rainfall was filling gutters. if they weren't checking storm drains other teams were filling sandbags. alexandria has between 8,000 and 10,000 ready to distribute starting tomorrow morning. old town residents and businesses likely the first to line up. >> in alexandria we have coastal flooding and the potential for flash flooding given the heavy volumes of rain and we're looking at both scenarios and doing everything we can to
prepare for both. >> much-anticipated festivals were announcing postponements and cancellations. alexandria's art on the avenue, big business has to move to next weekend. >> it's all about safety and with the threat of flooding the city of alexandria strongly suggested that we postpone this because they need resources in other parts of the city. high schools scrambled to shift friday night lights to thursday night at woodson high school the game will come before the homecoming pep rally. >> just doing routine tasks, much less pleasant in non-stop rain. this mom was armed with three umbrellas to pick up the kids from schools. >> we're supposed to be camping in shenandoah and we planned that months ago to get a group spot and lost money to cancel. we are disappointed about that. >> we have a list of all of the d.c. areas that are postponed or
canceled in the nbc washington app app. and a footnote on the sandbags, they got help from the inmates in the detention center with filling these up. back to you, jim. >> thanks, julie. some cities on the east coast have begun dredging lakes and creeks to make room for even more rain. certain areas could see historic flooding this weekend. that's even if hurricane joaquin stays out to sea. chris lawrence in the newsroom with some of the places that are already struggling. chris? >> i want to take you right to one of those places, spartanburg, south carolina and all of the rain that they've seen this week to wash out this morning and a man was swept away by the water and had to be rescued by the emergency crews there. another man in spartanburg was not as lucky and he died after cars were caught in a flash flood right under the bridge. witnesses say the urt what was so high at one point they couldn't see three of their four cars.
tourists visiting north carolina's national seashore are packing up and heading out. the national park service closing down the area and ferries are only taking people away from the island. again, even if joaquin doesn't make landfall in the u.s. high surf will cause a big problem along those coasts. hurricane joaquin is sweeping over the eastern bahamas tonight as a category 4 storm and an area known as the family island is likely to be hardest hit and it's lost power and has seen a storm surge and we haven't heard reports of casualties so far and people with family on one island and houses have been flooded and roofs have been off and we'll continue to monitor the weather throughout the hour on air and online. breaking news now on the awful school shooting. a gunman opened fire at umpqua community college in roseburg, oregon, today. that's about 200 miles south of portland. jim handly at the live desk with more details. >> jim, local police initially
said 13 people were killed, but we are still early in this investigation and nbc's pete williams tells us the death toll may be revised downward. we know that the gunman died in a shootout with police. he was 20 years old. we've just gotten this in. we've gotten the name courtney moore from rogue river was in a writing class in snyder hall when one shot came through a window. she saw her teacher get shot in the head. we're also listening in now on those chilling moments when first responders arrived and found the gunman inside a classroom. >> exchanging gunshots right now with the male. he's in the classroom on the southeast side of snyder hall. >> next to the library and there are about 35 people piled in. the campus center is on lockdown. >> copy. we're sending units right now. [ indiscernible ] >> copy. code 4.
suspect is down. >> president obama has been briefed on the shooting and plans to speak in just a few minutes. oregon governor kate brown talked briefly to reporters before rushing to the scene. >> i know i am joined by my fellow oregonians and americans in profound dismay and heartbreak at this tragedy at umpqua community college. our top priority now is the medical treatment for victims and the security of the campus. i am leaving now to head to roseburg to be with the community there. >> again, we've been told 13 people were killed, at least 20 injured, but those numbers are likely to change. we'll bring you president obama's comments as soon as he comes out and back to that writing class, class 115 in snyder hall, the shooter, we understand was asking people to stand up and state their religion and then he started firing away. we'll keep you up-to-date
throughout this hour and on news 4 at 11:00 from the live desk. jim and pat, back to you now. >> back here at home, a teenager is recovering after somebody shot him outside a recreation center. it happened late this afternoon near an outdoor pool at langdon park just off rhode island avenue in northwest d.c. our pat collins is there with more. pat? >> reporter: jim, more gun fire in broad daylight, this time in a park near a rec center and one woman who lives here says this violence is driving her out of our city. >> i'm getting the hell out of d.c. in fact, i just put my house on, and i'm done. >> reporter: that's shelly gardner. she's lived in this neighborhood since 2009, but she says the violence around here is forcing her to move. >> that's a park with children
and dogs, walkable, likable, lovable is not so walkable, likable, lovable when it can come and start to be the ye haw west. >> reporter: the shell casings mark the spot. the steps leading into langdon park. early this afternoon a young man about 18 shot and wounded here. they say he was hit in the arm and in the side, that he was conscious when he was taken from the scene. i talked to a man who was here and we're not showing his face or using his name, but this is what he had to say. >> we heard four gunshots and looked out the door and saw one guy run that way and the other guy run up the hill and that was as much as i saw. >> what do you make of this? these kids these days, man. there's a lot of friction going on and a lot of shootings going on around here. >> reporter: and so the investigation continues on. so far, no suspects, no motive,
and no arrest. pat, back to you. >> pat collins. thanks, pat. breaking news now, a judge has cleared the way for the execution of a man who killed people in northern virginia. we'll go live to the corrections center where it could happen in just a couple of hours. we'll have a report from out of state with first responders who are now preparing for a real-life emergency on metro. and a local woman took her fight to the supreme court and won. tonight only on news 4 how she's paving the way to help pregnant women in the workforce. and we're tracking a nor'easter and the latest on hurricane joaquin and the best news here is actually some good news in the forecast. we've got that for you coming up.
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a federal judge has cleared the way for the execution of a serial killer in virginia. alfredo prieto will be put to death in just a couple of hours. this comes after a judge was considering whether or not the drug to be used in the lethal injection would cause the killer unnecessary pain. our chris gordon just arrived at the greensville correctional center in jared virginia and will witness tonight's execution, chris? >> reporter: well, this news is so fresh that i actually ran into one of the defense lawyers for alfredo prieto in the
doorway and she hadn't even heard the judge's decision yet. i said to her, does it look like there will be an execution tonight? and she said to me, yes. all afternoon long she and another lawyer had been arguing in federal court in richmond, virginia, that this death by lethal injection was unconstitutional. lawyers for inmate alfredo prieto argued for a delay of his execution saying virginia's use of the sedative barbitol could violate his constitutional rights. the drug's potency is uncertain because it got it from the texas correctional system rather than from a pharmacy. prosecutors argue that the pent ol barbitol has been used 24 times in texas and it's time for prieto to pay for his crimes. prieto was sentenced to death in
connection with a double murder in virginia. in 1988 two bodies were found in a vacant lot in reston. 22-year-old rachel raver, a graduate of george washington university was rained and murdered along with her companion warren fulton who was shot in the back. now i once witnessed an execution here. it was in 2002. he was the cia shooter back in 1993. i can tell you that there are two telephones in the execution room. one is to the governor's office, but virginia governor terry mcauliffe has already denied a commutation of the sentence or stay of the execution. the other is a phone where the warden waits for any ward from the u.s. where prieto's lawyers have appealed, calling him intellectually disabled. so it looks like there will be an execution here tonight. that's the latest from jared,
virginia, pat. back to you. >> chris gordon. all of russia's air strikes in syria have been aimed at areas with isis forces and that's according to the white house. the strikes have not been named at raqqa, the cell-proclaimed territory of isis. instead it's been in an area around homs where civilians and opposition forces are located. some of those fighters are trained by the cia. they raise concern whether russia's goal rescued bashar al assad rather than to defeat isis. >> some extraordinary moments at the united nations general assembly today. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu scolded members for backing the iran deal and failing to intervene when iran's rulers promised to destroy israel. >> there's response from nearly every one of the governments represented here has been
absolutely nothing. utter silence. deafening silence! >> the prime minister glared at the room for roughly 45 seconds before he finished his speech. the official breakdown won't be released until next week, but a few presidential candidates released fund-raising figures for the third quarter. hillary clinton's campaign says she raised $28 million. senator bernie sanders was close behind raising $26 million. on the republican side, ben carson raised 20 million and jeb bush's campaign reportedly raised more than $11 million. a new twist now in the hillary clinton email
controversy. hackers linked to russia tried several times to infiltrate clinton's private email server when she was secretary of state. those a telephones came in the form of spam, disguised as speeding tickets. security analysts traced the spam to three servers overseas including one in russia. that's according to the associated press. those hacking attempts became public during the state department's latest release of clinton's emails. presidential campaign points out there is no evidence that her email system was ever breached. we are staying on top of the breaking news. a massive -- a mass shooting, rather, at a community college in oregon. 13 dead and several more injured and president obama is set to deliver a statement in the next few minutes and we'll bring that to you live. the stark rainfall set to batter parts of the east coast beginning tomorrow.
we join you again because president obama is speaking at the moment about the awful mass murder at the umpqua community college in oregon today. here's the president. >> -- whose lives have been changed forever. it means there's another community stunned with grief and communities across the country
forced to relief their own anguish and parents across the country who are scared because they know it might have been their families or their children. i've been to roseburg, oregon. there are really good people there. i want to thank all of the first responders whose bravery likely saved lives today. federal law enforcement has been on the scene in a supporting role and we've offered to stay and help as much as roseburg needs for as long as they need. in the coming days we'll learn about the victims. young men and victim who were studying and learning and working hard and their eyes set on the future and their dreams on what they could make of their lives, and america will wrap everyone who is grieving with our prayers and our love.
but as i said just a few months ago, and i said a few months before that, and i said each time we see one of these mass shootings our thoughts and prayers are not enough. it's not enough. it does not capture the heartache and grief and anger that we should feel. and it does nothing to prevent this carnage from being inflicted some place else in america. next week or a couple of months from now, we don't yet know why this individual did what he did. and it's fair to say that anybody who does this has a
sickness in their minds regardless of what they think their motivations may be. but we are not the only country on earth that has people with mental illnesses will want to do harm to other people. we are the only advanced country on earth that sees these kinds of mass shootings every few months. earlier this year i answered a question by saying the united states of america is the one advanced nation on earth in which we do not have sufficient common-sense gun safety laws even in the face of repeated mass killings. and later that day there was a mass shooting at a movie theater in lafayette, louisiana. that day.
somehow this has become routine. the reporting is routine. my response here at this podium ends up being routine. the conversation and the aftermath of it, we become numb to this. we talked about this after columbine and blacksburg, after tucson and after newtown, after aurora, after charleston. it cannot be this easy for someone who wants to inflict harm on other people to get his or her hands on a gun. and what's become routine, of course, is the response of those who oppose any kind of common-sense gun legislation. right now i can imagine the
press release is being cranked out. we need more guns, they'll argue. fewer gun safety laws. does anybody really believe that? from are scores of responsible gun owners in this country and they know that's not true. we know because of the polling that says the majority of americans understand we should be changing these laws including the majority of responsible law-abiding gun owners. there's a gun for roughly every man, woman and child in america. so how can you with a straight face make the argument that more guns will make us safer? we know that states with the most gun laws tend to have the fewest gun deaths.
so the notion that gun laws don't work or just will make it harder for law-abiding citizens and criminals will still get their guns is not borne out by the evidence. we know that other countries in response to one mass shooting have been able to craft laws that almost eliminate mass shootings. 14s of ours, allies of ours, great britain, australia, countries like ours so we know there are ways to prevent it, and of course, what's also routine is that somebody somewhere will comment and say obama politicized this issue. this is something we should politicize.
it is relevant to our common life together to the body politic. i would ask news organizations because i won't put these facts forward, have news organizations tally up the number of americans who have been killed through terrorist attacks over the last decade and the number of americans who have been killed by gun violence. and post those side by side on your news reports. this won't be information coming from me. it will be coming from you. we spend over $1 trillion and pass countless laws and devote entire agencies to preventing terrorist attacks on our soil and rightfully so and yet we have a congress that explicitly blocks us from even collecting data on how we could potentially
reduce gun violence. how can that be? this is a political choice that we make. to allow this to happen every few months in america. we collectively are answerable to those families who lose their loved ones because of our inaction. when americans are made killed in mine disaster, when americans are killed in floods and hurricanes we make communities safer. when roads are unsafe, we fix them. to reduce auto fatalities we have seat belt laws because we know it saves lives.
so the notion that gun violence is somehow different, that our freedom and our consitution prohibits any modest regulation of how we use a deadly weapon when there are law-abiding gun owners all across the country who can hunt and protect their families and do everything they do under such regulations. it doesn't make sense. so tonight as those of us who are lucky enough to hug our kids a little closer are thinking
about the families that aren't so fortunate, i would ask the american people to think about how they can get our government to change these laws and to save lives. and to let young people grow up and that will require a change of politics on this issue and will require that the american people individually whether you're a democrat or a republican or a republican, when you decide to vote for somebody are making a determination as to whether this cause of continuing death for innocent people should be a relevant factor in your decision if you think this is a problem then you should expect your elected officials to
refle reflect your ah abuse and i would particularly ask america's gun owners who are using those guns properly, safely to hunt, for sport, for protecting their families, to think about whether your views are properly being represented by the organization that suggests is speaking for you. and each time this happens i'm going to bring this up. each time this happens i am going to say this we can actually do something about it, but we'll have to change our
laws. and this is not something i can do myself and i have to have congress and state legislatures and governors who are willing to work with me on this. i hope and pray that i don't have to come out again during my tenure as president and my condolences to families under these circumstances, but based on my experience as president i can't guarantee that. and that's terrible to say. and it can change. may god bless the memory of those killed today and may he bring comfort to their families and courage to the injured as they fight their way back.
and may he give us the strength to come together and find the courage to change. thank you. >> president obama in as emotional an address as any of us have ever seen or heard from him, responding to that killing today in roseburg, oregon. the president saying that those killings, the response to them have all become too routine and he noted we're the only civilized country in the world where such incidents occurred with such frequency and noted also in reference to changing gun laws that when minds go bad, floods, hurricanes, and roads are unsafe and we find a way to fix it, but we have not been able to do anything about gun safety. >> yet another community stunned with grief, he said, and this, of course, after the shooting this morning that left 13 dead and 20 injured. those numbers may be revised
downward somewhat. there on the campus of umpqua community college in roseburg which is southwest of portland, oregon, the 20-year-old gunman killed in an exchange of gun fire with police. >> we are monitoring two significant weather systems tonight. first one a nor'easter that brought heavy rain and high winds to our area. >> there's also that hurricane churning off the coast. doug and amelia are tracking it all from storm center 4. how much rain are we talking about at this point, doug? >> we're going to get a lot of rain, but not quite as much as we were thinking earlier this week and when you look at monday or tuesday it looked like a worst-case scenario for us. right now we're thinking about one to three, maybe four inches in total and we've had some rain today, as well. >> and we have, some areas have picked up a quarter inch, and here are the weather headlines and weather alert through saturday and we'll be keeping you up-to-date more often on nbc 4 and on the nbc washington app,
rather. rain, not as heavy and flooding not as widespread as earlier thought and that is huge news for us and we still have the flash flood watch, and very little impact from joaquin if any at all as that storm stays out to sea ask we do have shower activity and you can see light showers and sprinkles and down to the salisbury area and down toward ocean city and all of this starting to move onshore now as the nor'easter start tos to take shape and here's the rainfall forecast and yesterday we were seeing three to six inches and things have calmed down about an inch plus in most areas around the d.c., metro area and three inches in some locations and about a wide variety and that's in the red area and once again, a flash flood watch in effect from d.c. and northern virginia, and not nearly as widespread as tomorrow night and into the day on saturday. as far as the rain is concerned here we are at mid might tonight
and washington toward fredericksburg and it's raining everywhere and it's raining fairly steadily everywhere and tomorrow afternoon there's some heavy rain to go through. tomorrow afternoon right on through early saturday and that's when the forecast really starts to get a little bit better and we're dealing with rain and a little bit of wind, but amelia, things for the weekend are not looking quite as bad. still bad, but not quite as bad. >> improving conditions throughout the weekend. it is still going to be breezy and rainy at times and plenty of clouds and temperatures cooler for this time of year and it's the second weekend of fall and it continues to feel very much like fall. the weather will have the biggest impact on roads tomorrow especially for the evening commute when we'll be tracking heavy rain and potentially some areas of flash flooding on saturday. road conditions start to improve. showers at times throughout the day, and it's breezy to windy and on sunday, there's still the chance of showers, but at that point roads should be just fine. so the weather impacts this weekend, travel, the greatest concern out of saturday and
sunday would be rain owe saturday and exercise outdoors and you have to do it, grab the rain gear and have the umbrella and at this point, you could have the small umbrella for saturday and you might not need it for sunday. >> as you've been talking about hurricane joaquin and here's the official track and we talked about this at 11:00 and pushing the storm out and that's what the national hurricane search has done and on monday the category 4 storm just off the coastline and it will have an impact on places like ocean city. ocean city could see high wave action from this and let's take a live shot down there, and veronica johnson with the next couple of days with more flooding down near the coast.
here at harrison street northwest and 38th street northwest and look at this thing right mere and neighbors tell me pulling down these wires and there are live wires and hence why we are staying away and firefighters are on the scene and you come down here and here's the problem and this ground right here and throughout d.c., maryland and virginia is saturated and you look right over there and firefighters tell me they are concerned about this and they are waiting for pepco to come to turn off the electricity and then they'll turn the crew and they'll chop this up into bits and pieces and get it out of here and again, there are a lot of folks trying to drive through 38th street northwest and make sure you stay away and be careful, there's one more thing i want to show you and you see the homes around here and a lot of them have the lights on and the concern is that pepco will turn off the electricity and a lot of folks around here will not have power. so you have to make sure that you have your candles or battery-operated flashlights and just be careful.
take another look at our weather now, there's a nor'easter that's about to be hitting us hard right upside the head, you might call it, hit coastal communities as well down there where veronica is trying to hold that hat on top of her head. what's going on, veronica? >> that is true because the winds have been picking up, jim, throughout the day today and
we've been getting gusts at times with the personal anemometer around 30 miles per hour and folks in ocean city are worried about the flooding and expecting moderate to major flooding in a couple of zones across the area and around areas of the bay and down around ocean city inland and i got a chance to speak with ocean city about what folks should plan for and here's what he had to say. >> those that live in the a and b zones they can anticipate moderate to severe flooding and please take the appropriate actions and bring everything inside and secure boats and anything you can get out of the way, please do. i mean, look at what happened in sandy and it may not be like that. it could be a little worse depending upon what happens with joaquin, but let's address it in the same manner. >> for anyone with property here in ocean city, they're unsure what zone they're in and you can find more information on the ocean city, maryland.gov page and we'll be out here throughout the weekend and it's a chilly 64
degrees and jim and pat out here right now. >> get in the truck and turn the heat on. thanks, veronica. >> we appreciate it. there is a weather alert in the bahamas tonight as hurricane joaquin passes over the islands and the category 4 storm is dumping heavy rains and it's packing winds and a big storm surge and other nearby islands are being affected. nbc's dan krouth is standing by in nassau. >> all of the docks are empty and it's a rare sight because many cruise lines have diverted for the next 24 hours as the people here ride out the storms. high winds and powerful waves crashing against the shores tonight and they're only expected to grow worse. right now flooding is the biggest concern. the ocean's already spilling over on to the streets and the sewers can't handle the water. while businesses and homeowners have sandbags on standby in
nassau, they're worried most about the smaller, southern islands. take a look, and here are the conditions in central bahamas on long island and a more devastating scene. people are getting slammed with winds of up to 130 miles per hour and facing dangerous floods. a lot of people are concerned tonight and the hurricane could raise sea levels by up to ten feet and dump up to 20 inches of rain. i'm dan krauth in the bahamas. back to you. >> here's the deal with authority. doug is here. veronica is out there in the weather getting battered. the deal is he'd rather be out there than in here. >> that's true. >> that's true. we love this stuff. we love to get beaten up by the winds out there and veronica will see winds upwards of 40 miles per hour in the rain and we do not mind being out in the elements and she's got that hat ready to go and out there right now we're watching hurricane
joaquin which is down toward the bahamas in the central and southern bahamas and fortunately, we're in the area of the bahamas which is the least populated and not near nassau and not expected to impact the nassau area which is closer to florida and it is going to cause major problems down toward the southern bahamas. just look at that storm and look at the buzz saw any time you have a storm, notice the same color orange and dark orange around the eye and look at the eye right there, a very well-defined eye and the latest advisory and winds of 130 miles per hour and it is going to make category 4 status and by saturday, back to a category 3 off the coast of florida and notice the trend out to sea and this is something we've been talking about for the last few days and i told you last night this will not come off our shores and sure enough the national hurricane will continue to push it off and 80 miles per hour winds and we're no longer in the cone of uncertainty, and i fully expect tonight at 11:00
or by tomorrow morning this will have shifted even further off to the east and that is extremely good news for our area and one thing bee do not need to see is a repeat ofs a bell in 2003. we all know how bad that storm was. this storm knows a nor'easter. that's about as yuck as yuck gets outside. 57 degrees. winds out of the north at 15 miles per hour. those winds will gust upward of 30 miles per hour and you just saw shomari stone with a tree down in the northwest and that's 30 mile an hour wind, and when we start to get 35-mile an hour winds and more trees and power outages, and that's not the worst storm of all time and it is going to be an impactful storm especially during the next 24 to 48 hours and on the radar, not a whole lot and most of this just drizzled across the area and it doesn't show up for the most part, but that's what you get with these nor'easters and the intense drizzle that comes through. here's where the the heaviest rain is and down toward the
salisbury area around ocean city and they'll continue to get heavy rain in those locations and that heavy rain will push into our region overnight tonight into the day tomorrow. and it's for the northeast wind, bithat's all he really needs to have a nor'easter and with that, we'll have the heaviest rain tomorrow night into early saturday morning and the strongest winds will be late tomorrow night into saturday and look at this. one to three inches of rain and the best news of the day is we revised these totals down sigficantly by more than half and yesterday we were thinking three to six and we're going from one to three and it will still cause flooding, but not as widespre widespread. the heavy rains and the biggest thing and the flash flood is in effect until saturday. here's the rain coming in tomorrow and notice it's all there all day tomorrow and the heaviest rain coming right in around 4:00, we do get a little bit better and saturday still rather windy with shower activity and the skins game gets in no problem and monday all of
next week looking much, much better and the next 24 to 48 hours and storm team 4 will continue to keep you posted. we are staying on top of the breaking news in oregon at this hour and at least 13 people dead after a shooting at a community college there and a visibly frustrated president obama has just held a press conference calling for common-sense gun laws in the wake of today's shooting. the gunman opened fire, dying during a shootout with police. insisting on action, the president said our thoughts and prayers are not enough. the nbc nately news will have the very latest coming up at 7:00 right after hour broadcast. >> coming up, our guy practiced outside today. you know why, don't you?
this is the xfinity sportsdesk. brought to you by xfinity, your home for the most live sports. remember when you were a kid and the game was on saturday and forecast was a whole bunch of rain and you would go, yeah, especially if you had a starter and you had a white uniform because right then you would know who's playing and who's not and the worst thing to do is have a clean uniform. >> i had a couple of those clean ones. >> redskins are having flashbacks right now just like you guys. i love it. they're talking about getting dirty today. >> don't be surprised if we say we interrupt storm coverage and
it is at 1:00 p.m. at fedex field and the teams that survive are usually the ones with the more dominant run game to simulate playing in the rain. the teams practiced during bad weather and after today they hit not the sloppy field and not the best conditions which is the point. guys wanted to get used to throwing and catching and holding on to the wet, sloppy ball and they test the strength. the weather is going to test their patience this weekend. >> it's not dry there. you have to watch your step. it is dirty and nasty. i mean, it's fun at times, but it can get a little nasty. >> you're smiling while you describe it, can you get the ball in mostly every play and you run the ball. >> iun football in the rain, and a guy like myself, and teams have to run the ball and they allowed me to play more
football. >> i like playing in the rain and it's far enough that makes you feel like a kid, and diving in the mud. and no matter what the conditions are, i have fun out there. >> the saturday night game has turned into a day game and the term hosting michigan was supposed to kick off at 8:00 p.m. and the start time moved up to noon and trying to get it in before the worst of the storm hits. the michael vick's steelers era turns up tonight, and what a turn of events. now the 35-year-old former virginia tech hokey is running big ben's offense and why he's out. it could be four to six weeks and they're looking for their first w and manny machado and the orioles taking on the blue jays and the birds need to win all four of their final games to avoid the losing record and a 3:16 rain delay and then after the delay and bottom sixth, leading it off and he hits his
second of the day, and the 33rd of the season to lead off that sixthining and they win it by a county of 6-4. >> and do i say that the final game in atlanta and the nats this weekend. >> i want to mention the nats. >> thanks, carol. >> so the worst is tomorrow. >> the worst is tomorrow, and i think it's from about noon tomorrow right through midnight on saturday night and we're talking about most of saturday being okay with shower activity and there's the rain, and it's drizzle across the area and it's a yucky mess over the next 24 to 48 hours and a little bit better and you mentioned the rain for the redskins game right now is really looking okay. and the field would be wet, yes, and not all of that bad and the biggest impact would be one to three inches of rain and we are talking about the potential for flash flooding out there and 30 to 40 mile an hour winds and be ready just in case the power goes out and we'll continue to be here for you. and download the washington app.
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