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numbers. do dominion virginia reporting 20,000, pepco 2900 outs. and bg and either, 3900. and two people are lucky to be alive after this tree came crashing in to their car. prince george's county fire had to cut two people out of the car on 49th and hollywood flattened. >> it's been a busy morning for tom kierein. what's the latest? >> peak gusts near 60 miles per hour overnight, but the winds have greatly diminished after sunrise this morning. still flapping that flag near upstation with gusts up to around 30 to 35 miles per hour. temperatures feel like winter. we're just a little bit before freezing shenandoah valley. near 40 around the chesapeake bay. but with the wind, it only feels like it's in the 20s about the windchill. these are the latest wind gusts. peak
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40 miles per hour, gaithersburg just had a gust of 5, annapolis at 40. reagan national gusts to 35 miles per hour. most locations gusts are under 40 miles an hour. i would wait to clear tree debris until the winds diminish because small branches may still be coming down mid-morning. >> and as you mentioned, last night's storm did cause a lot of damage. >> and tom mentioned the trees. this is one he tree, that is actually lining near a house in bethesda. and it's dangerously close to falling taking down a power pole with it, a telephone line looks like, as well. let's get to derrick ward, he's live in bethesda where the homeowners are trapped by that tree. >> reporter: indeed they are. take a look, as you said, it is leaning on power lines, on to communications wires. it's
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pole. there are pepco crews on the scene here. as plund, as well, trying to figure out how to take the tree down. but this all started about 2:00 a.m. this morning. we spoke to the homeowner and she said she heard what sounded like things falling on the roof and then sort of a crackling noise. she came out and in the moon light this is what she saw. she said she wasn't too crazy about the tree that is there close to the curb, but now that tree saved that tree that she did like that is almost toppling and she's feeling completely trapped. >> i must say, i was horrified. i understood that if it falls and there is an arc, we could have a fire. >> reporter: and we talked to her by phone like that and used the camera to sort of let
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think it was a good idea to come out and walk under the tree. as the winds pick up, you can hear it crack lick aling and yot move. nobody has lost power or utilities at this point, but who knows what will have to be done to take that tree down safely. there is a pepco crew on scene right now, so hopefully these people will have the situation resolved relatively soon. but similar situations all over our area. tom kierein says the winds coming through here about that time, about 60 miles an hour. derrick ward, news 4. back to you. that interview said it all. thanks. our severe weather affect theed 10 mile run today. the kids' run, welcome area and performance stage all canceled for that race. officials have also decided to remove all of the signage and overhead structures at the start and finish lines. no post race award ceremony either. on the race route, officials got rid of the split time clocks, as well, all because ofhe
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for any breaking weather information and any updates, get our nbc washington app. we'll be pushing out alerts and you can also click on the weather tab for updated information. to a story developing right now, a map is dead after being will hit by a fairfax county police officer. the 26-year-old man was hit and killed by a patrol car on old beulah street last night. for those of you who live in the area, this is at a shopping center near the wegmans. police say the man walked into a crosswalk against a green light. police say that officer was alone in the patrol car when the accident happened and was not hurt. in chevy chase, a person is dead after being thrown from their car on to ken zisington parkway. maryland state police saying that they identified the victim as 23-year-old jose bonilla torez of herndon, virginia. police tell us he was exiting the beltway at connecticut avenue when he drove off the ramp. he crashedn
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the car fell on to kensington parkway. police say the driver was thrown from the car and killed. alcohol is believed to be a factor in this crash. we're working to learn more about a stabbing on four mile run on the trail. the person was taken to gw hospital with what police are calling traumatic injuries. working to figure out how that person is doing this morning. and last night's stabbing, the second in arlington in two days. this morning we can tell you police made an arrest in friday's deadly assault. what was their first murder of the year. police say a 17-year-old boy stabbed 46-year-old dennis adams to death on friday. neighbors tell news 4 that 14-year-old is adams' son. right now police not releasing his identity. the teen is expected in court on monday. the stabbing happened friday night on south glebe road near 3ed. it's 9:05. and it looks like the war of words over wives on the campaign trail
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donald trump now says that he regrets retweeting an unflattering photo of ted cruz's wife after a partially nude picture of his wife was sent out. meanwhile, all the remaining candidates are focusing their attention on wisconsin's gop primary. chris pollone has the latest in decision 2016. >> reporter: speaking with republican party loyalists in north dakota, ted cruz took aim at donald trump portraying himself as the only republican who can win in november. >> and if we nominate donald trump, it hands the general election to hillary clinton with a big silver bow. he loses by double digits. i beat hillary clinton. >> reporter: polls show cruz leading wisconsin. trump kept up his attack on cruz. >> they want me to act presidential, they don't want me to call him lying ted. >> reporter: he also took a hit at john kasich. >> kasich can't help you, folks. he's middle of the pack. >> reporter: kasich didn't want
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to speak to reporters about trump in wisconsin, but it was clear who he was referring to during his town hall. >> if you get somebody there that is an ideologue or that doesn't understand how to move the system, we will continue to drift. >> reporter: for the democrats, bernie sanders was also looking ahead to november. >> i know there is a lot of concern in wisconsin and around the country that donald trump might become president of the united states. so let me reassure you. that will not happen. >> reporter: meanwhile the democrats are having debates about debates. blik bickering about a potential new york debate. new york is where bernie sanders was born and clinton's adoptive home. voters go to the polls there, april 19. chris pollone, nbc news. this morning on "meet the press," chuck todd will talk
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about donald trump's rough weekdays ahead of the wisconsin gop primary. and hillary clinton exclusively sitting down with "meet the press" to talk about the state of the race so far. that's at 10:30. and we will chat with chuck ahead of the show around 10:15 for a preview. maryland's primary is not until april 26, but you can vote a little sooner than that. early voting begins april 14th and runs through the 21st. you have until tuesday to register to vote or change your party affiliation. maryland will also change to all paper ballots, this is a result of the 2007 legislation calling for a ballot paper trail. election officials warning voters not to take selfies in the voting booth the or the room where the voting is taking place. 9:08. it's been billed as the first widely affordable electric car. the question though will it be
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the new results days after it went up for sale. and winds starting to slow down, but still a lot of debris on the roadways. we're tracking how long the cold snap will last and what you can expect on your honest morning commute.
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universal. there a new type of test that can detect explosives like the ones used in recent extremist attacks. senator chuck schumer says department of homeland security should start using it immediately. the trace detection system is designeded to essentially sense vapor from explosives including tatp. homeland security plans to do field tests starting this fall. it seems people are interested this in tesla's upcoming affordable car. the automaker is selling an electric car for $35,000. elon musk says they have already receive $2 received 253,000 orders. the car is seen by many as a key test of whether the tirm can pull off a relatively affordable electric car. a story that is tragic and
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to the pre-wfreeway. what witnesses saw moments before the plane crashed. and did the wind wake you up last night? the major temperature drop and damage we're tracking across the
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up to around 40 miles an hour. they have greatly diminished from overnight, but still 40, 45-mile-per-hour through the region. they will greatly diminish later this afternoon. radar showing still a few lingering residents. many woke up north of the metro area to a dusting of light snow. in the gray area in fauquier county just now coming into prince william, a batch of flurries flying through the air. temperatures only in the 30s and it feels like the 20s. wintry cold on this sunday morning. >> sure is. 9:16, a woman killed after a horrible plane crash. this this on a freeway in southern california. a small plane slammed on to a car, that's the scene you're looking at right there, crushing and killing the woman inside. three others in the car also hurt. the pilot and passenger from the plane are recovering.
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witnesses say the plane tilted before it crashed. now, the ntsb is looking into what played out there. we're told that same plane landed safely on that very stretch of interstate 16 years ago. well, dozens of pro pot protesters took their message to the white house this weekend. this was one of the most read stories on our app. protesters originally planned to hoist a giant inflatable joint in front of the executive mansion, but the secret service stop that had idea. instead several lit up while asking president obama to reform marijuana laws while carrying small amounts of pot. it's legal in d.c., but smoking it in public is not. >> time has come to change the laws. so mr. president, we beg you, we employ you, do something before you leave office. >> police did issue some tickets to people who were smoking, but no one was arrested. >> you and i
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early morning drive in, the snow coming down. a lot of folks may notice debris on the roads because of the high winds. really plays in to how important headlights are when you're out there. >> and a new study finds that many driver's headlights are not working as well as they should. mark barger with this story. >> reporter: trouble seeing at night while driving. a new study suggests it may not be your eyesight but your headlights. the research shines light on more than 30 mid size car models. the toyota prius v is the only model tested to receive a good rating. of the rest, about a third were rated acceptable, a third marginal and another third are poor. the prius v earned the top spot. for its ability to illuminate a straight roadway, enough to see a pedestrian or obstacle up to 387 feet away. a vehicle traveling up to 70 miles an hour time to stop. among the poorest performing car, thbm
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they were only am able to light up to 278 feet away. nearly half of all traffic deaths occur at night or during dawn and dusk when visibility is poor. mark barger, nbc news. folks on our facebook live chat talking about the winds that they heard overnight. some still hearing them this morning. >> sounded like a freight train in the woods overnight. we had gusts at 60 miles an hour last night and still many neighborhoods have tree branches down. i was dodging tree limbs down and branches on the roads and streets headed in this morning. so you might want to wait until the winds die down to clear the debris off of your yard because there still could be branches coming down. it's a weather alert morning here on nbc 4 due to the after math of the strong winds which are now diminishing. there is
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station and the flag now not flapping quite as strongly as it was just a few minutes ago. so the winds are diminishing nicely. but the wind ghusts have been u to 40 miles an hour. and they will rapidly diminish in the afternoon. the high wind warning in effect in the mountains has been canceled. still in effect on the eastern shore. that's where they could have gusts to around 60 miles an hour still as we get into the rest of the day. but this tan zone, this is until later this morning here for wind gusts with the wind advisory to around 45 miles an hour. windchills, wintry cold, and watch out driving any high profile vehicle, you will still be battling that wind. the impact forecast, high to moderate just because of all the tree debris down on roads and streets and some of the running paths, too. might want do a brisk walk and away from trees. don't ben
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now. still could have small branches coming down. and as we look at radar, getting still a few flurries flying through the air in fauquier county. many residents woke up with a dusting of snow north and west. still getting this gray zone here along 17 from route 50 to warrington getting a little bit of very light snow and quickly move be south and east. temperatures now in the upper 30s in washington and near the bay. west and north, low to mid-30s now. feeling like a winter morning. hour by hour forecast, by noon time, should be in the low 40s and winds down to around 30-mile-an-hour gusts. 25-mile-an-hour ghuss by 3:00 p.m. and temperatures in the low 50s. upper 40s by 6:00 p.m. and by 9:00 p.m., still in the upper 40s as well as by dawn tomorrow waiting for the bus, it will be breezy in the morning and increasing clouds. and then during the afternoon, rain showers likely, mid-60s on monday afternoon. four day forecast showing more cold air cg
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and wednesday. morning lows 30s, afternoon highs near 50, tuesday upper 50s, wednesday rain showers, thursday may wash out the nationals home other than. maybe a lingering shower friday and chilly saturday, with the sunshine back. well, it is the latest controversy to rock the trump campaign. how "saturday night live" is taking aim at a major you some. 2kud terrible horrible very bad week. it was his worst week. >> here's what happened. on tuesday, his campaign manager was charged with misdemeanor battery. also on tuesday, he backed away from his pledge to support whomever becomes the republican nominee giving his gop critics e
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suggested on msnbc that he would advocate punishing women who seek an abortion. it angered both sides. he later backtracked from that abortion statement, though. and on top of it all, trump finds himself trailing in wisconsin which holds its primary on tuesday. and which could produce yet another rough week for his campaign. >> but here is the good news for donald trump. after wisconsin, the upcoming primary contest in new york, connecticut and pennsylvania move to much more favorable ground for m. hi look, i know you're a cow and all. and you may not know what i'm talking about, but, uh. the yogurt made from your milk, is delicious.
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donald trump also said women who get an bhorbortions should quote, punished. how do you defend that? >> donald was just making an april fool's joke because it was april fool's. >> he said that on march 30th. >> you have to love snl. they took aim at donald trump's controversy from this past week. the show reenacted an interview where a supporter tried to explain trump's statements that women should be punished for abortions. poll numbers showing that trump is not favored by many women voters. >> trees down and storm damage, look at some of the issues drivers have had to deal with. crews have been out trying to clean up the roads because of th
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we're talking high winds and damage on this weather
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sunday. welcome back to news 4 today. >> and two people are lucky to be alive after this tree came down on to this car. this out in college park, maryland. >> we've been telling folks about the power outages. dominion virginia down substantially from earlier today. they're currently at 15,000 customers. pepco reporting 1300 outages. b gchlt ang&e reporting 4500 wi power. >> and a look at this video out of lanham. the wind may have played a role in this tree toppling over. this is out on goodluck road. we have calls in to police to find out exactly what happened and if anybody was hurt. way want >> tom stepped outside of the "weather center" and is on the weather deck. how does it look o
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>> we have got some still gusty winds here. you can see the wide view, this trees are swaying in the winds gusting to around 40 miles an hour out hooere on the weather deck. you can hear the wind howling here in the trees out here. i don't want to be under that tree because there could be some small brafrnches coming down. it's a weather alert morning. latest wind gusts are around 35, 40 miles an hour and that's about what we've been having out here. we have clouds racing through a through sky. weather headlines will stay with the weather alert through the rest of morning. winds will greatly continue plain esh diminish later this afternoon. and rain monday uafternoon and more cold weather on tuesday. there has been some dustings of snow off to our west and north here pre-dawnnd
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from the storm team 4 weather deck, it's wintry cold, i have my winter jacket organization you will need it as windchills in the 20s right now. >> at least we have the sun shining. that's a little by the spot. thank you, tom. this morning if you have pictures of last night's storm damage, please send them to us at isee@nbcwashington.com. you can get the latest forecast anytime in our app and right now you can tell us what your storm experience is like right here on the nbc washington facebook page. you are chatting with us live. i know one person mentioned that pat collins needs a chain saw, a pat collins chain saw to cut down the trees. >> and also mentioned on the live chat this morning, what is now breaking news that we want to update you on at 9:32. this is a very tragic story out of philadelphia area. two people are dead in an amtrak accident just south of philadelphia. it happened after
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along what is the busy northeast cory core. f are corridor. one other person hurt. these are live pictures. they have ambulance crews standing by as well as several inspectors and investigators on scene right now. we'll continue to update you. train service along the wilmington line has been suspended until further notice. also developing right now, investigating a deadly shooting police say last night a 15-year-old girl called 911 telling the operator someone shot her 34-year-old mother several times. the victim, christina lewis. this happened at their home. crews air lifted lewis to the hospital, but she died. investigators say lewis' ex-boyfriend and the father of some of her children pulled the trigger. he was arrested late last night. brussels airport is partially
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terror attacks killed dozens. new security is on hand checking vehicles as they arrive as well as people and baggage before getting into the building. this as belgian police make another round of arrests. 200 riot police had a standoff with a group young people on saturday. a far right group planneded a demonstration and anti-racist group called for a counter demonstration. both groups were banned by local authorities, but a number of extreme protesters arrived anyway. seven were arrested. u.s. department of defense now releasing video of recent coalition air strikes in iraq. coalition forces hit the administration building at mosul university on march 19. reports say isis had been using a high tech lab in it. they were allegedly building bombs and chemical weapons. an isis communication compound in northern iraq was also target orderar
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we expect the washington monument to be back open this morning. it has been closed since friday afternoon when appn elevator bre down again. people had to walk down nearly 900 steps. a faulty power fsupply is to blame. in all, the monument has closed ten times in less than a year because of elevator issues. easing traffic is also welcome. transportation officials say they're trying to make your commute flew virginia a little bit easier. as wtop is reporting, they're working on a transportation package aimed at decreasing gridlock along interstate 95 particularly the corridor in northern virginia. so one of the proposed projects includes extending express lanes south to fredericksburg. virginia is expected to apply for federal grants to help pay for that project. we now know when the fal
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virginia state police trooper. chad dermyer was shot and killed in the line of duty thursday in richmond. his viewing will be tomorrow afternoon and we know that there will be two viewing sessions at the liberty baptist church in hampton, virginia. the first begins at 3:00, the other at 6:00. the funeral will be tuesday at 11:00 a.m. also it the liberty baptist church. the family will then hold a private burial after the funeral. it's 9:36. wind and snow causing quite a mess across several states this morning. the april blast of cold weather making it feel like winter is not over yet. and we're feeling that cold here this morning. you'll need the coat as you head outside. storm team 4 tracking the bitter cold temperatures and when we can expect some warmer weather to return. it is april. >> and we don't want to you forget the download the nbc washington app for the very latest on this
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this week wednesday's child, a very special teenager who we first introduced you to back in the fall. >> she has been waiting and wishing for a permanent loving family. and she hasn't given up her hope that it will happen one day and neither have we. barbara harrison reintroduces us to allison. >> reporter: she was weighing for us at the front door of her son. allison says hello with the punch of a button. allison wore her favorite rainbow shoes for this occasion and she was ready to show me how well she has learned to get around. >> when i met her, she used a little wheelchair and since then she's gotten surgery and she was really reluctant to walk, but
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>> reporter: she has surprised all that know her with the progress she's making. special education teacher sally groves says alley son is a star in her class. what are your hobbies? she used her red pen to show us on paper the things she's interested in. >> allison has a complicated medical history and situation. she was born with several medical anomalies. she has cerebral palsy. >> reporter: and that has rendered her unable to speak, but not unable to communicate. she used her ipad punching words and pictures to say what she wants to say. do you like having this? >> uh-huh. >> reporter: and it has allowed her to share her personality, something she hopes to soon be able to share with an adoptive family. when asked where she would like to live, she answered with mom and dad. we made a pinky promise to try to find the perfect permanent family. and allison was
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we hope to find that family very soon. barbara harrison, news 4, for wednesday's child. >> if you have room in your home and heart for allison or another child who is waiting, all 1-88-to-adopt-me or search wednesday's child on nbcwashington.com. right now as we deal with the last of these powerful winds, wisconsin is experiencing a springtime snowstorm. take a look at this. yeah, those are flakes falling in the beginning of april. while most of the snow is melting away, people are expecting colder temperatures andweekend. parts of wisconsin accumulated ho more than 5 inches. parts of chicago also under a sheet of snow this morning. the flurries there mixed with high winds made for several disasters. trees top link over and then
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the national weather service issuing a wind advisory for the region. many of us here also waking up to severe weather. you will feel the bitter cold and gusts of wind. tom kierein tracking when it will move out of your neighborhood. we'll check in with him right after this. ♪
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good morning. tom kierein in the storm team 4 "weather center" tracking the strong winds which you can see in this live view from national harbor camera. clouds shadows racing over the wind swept waters of the potomac river. wilson bridge in the distance. winds gusting up to around 40 miles an hour this morning. temperatures as well. feeling wintry cold. with the winds, it feels like it is only in the 20s. p so layer so layer up before y out. i wouldn't take a walk in a wooded area yet, we still have tree branches coming down. the debate over an anti-discrimination law in north carolina is really heating up. hundreds of people gathered outside the governor's mansion yesterday. they were carrying signs that were shaming the governor and chanting we want better. last week state lawmakers passed a bill which requires transgender people to use the restroom
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on their birth certificates. the controversial bill also prevents cities and counties from extending coverage surrounding sexual orientation at hotels and stores. a trip to the ice cream truck sending two kids to the hospital. they were hit by an suv. at last check, the little girl rye mains in critical condition, the boy listed as stable. the driver taken into custody, but so far not facing any charges. boston has unveiled a new pirp way to honor those affected by the boston marathon bombings three years ago this month. take a look. the sign reads boston strong. and is engraved on an overpass less than a mile from the finish line. the sign will be visible to runners on the route's final stretch through the city before boston's mayor hopes the sign inspires runners who plan to compete in this year's marathon which is being held on april 18. three people died while watching the marathon april 15,
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two bottoms we two bombs went off near the finish line. the "washington post" is reporting that lost plans for the wright brothers flying machine had been locate after 36 years. an archivist found it about two weeks ago in some sortage cave . the file should have been stored in a treasure vault with other priceless documents in the archives building right here in washington. it has a new home now at the national archives office in college park. get this, german train company is getting complaints over a plan to operate train cars only open to women and their children. the company says that they're reacting to what hair passengers want in operating these restricted cars. passengers there have mixed reactions, though, many are alleging discrimination, violations of fundamental rights
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a medieval mindset. i said this before when the story came out, but there is a lot of dads that at that time kiat that time the kid out, too. >> true. a lot of for the being folks loe facebook live chat. and they want to see you. he says two of his green house panels blew off. the winds pretty serious. >> yeah, wait until the winds die down to clear out the tree debris because there are still small branches coming down with winds gusting to around 40 miles an hour. and as we have a weather alert continuing through the morning hours because of these winds, we will have the winds continuing to gust 40 to 45 miles per hour. these are the latest wind gusts. reagan national just had a gust of 35. there it gusted to 58 miles per hour late last night. and those were prett
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so weather headlines through this sunday more than, we'll keep the weather alert going because of the winds, but they will be diminishing late morning and during the afternoon really settling down. rain monday, getting cold again on tuesday. snow flurries we had earlier in fauquier county, they are now gone tracking off south to east. temperatures are just in the mid and upper 30s right now. feels like the 20s. it's in the low 30s shenandoah valley where many locations got below freezing this morning along the 81 corridor from hagerstown all the way down to luray. but now getting above freezing now. near 40 around the chesapeake bay. hour by hour forecast, there is the tidal basin. you can see most of the blossoms are gone. winds really did a number on the blossoms. and temperatures by noontime should be in the low 40s with the winds still gusting maybe away 30, 35 miles per hour. then by 3:00 p.m., the peak gusts 20 to 25 miles an hour with sunshine, temperatures should make it into the low 50s. that's by 3:00 p.m. by 6:00
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upper 40s with a light wind. and mostly clear sky by 9:00 p.m., still in the upper 40s. so not as cold tonight. temperatures should stay in the 40s overnight tonight into tomorrow morning. so waiting for the metro and bus back to school on monday morning will be in the upper 40s with a little bit of a blustery wind tomorrow morning gusting up to around 30 miles an hour. and then during the afternoon, rain showers likely coming through 3:00 to 5:00. temperatures should be in the low to mid-60s by then. and then after that, it gets cold on tuesday morning. down to the low 30s. sunshine on tuesday afternoon, high reaching right around 50 degrees. and another cold morning on wednesday, wednesday morning again down in it the low maybe mid-30s. then during the afternoon with a southerly breeze, should make it into the upper 50s and partly cloudy. then unfortunately, it looks like rain for opening day for the nationals. we'll be in the 60s during the afternoon. chance of a shower on friday. partly cloudy. otherwise in the mid-50s. chilly next saturday and in the upper 40s after a cold start
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look, i know you're a cow and all. and you may not know what i'm talking about, but, uh. the yogurt made from your milk, is delicious. mmmm, yoplait. how often do you hear from somebody who works in the cia. >> like never. but one is stepping out o
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nbc news, a former field operative is opening up about his time overseas. >> and more specifically, about u.s.' plan that could have stopped isis but didn't get the green light from president obama. richard engel has this exclusive report. >> reporter: spring 2012. amateur video appears to show a syrian government attack on civilians. witnesses say it was part of a massacre to crush what was then a growing rebel uprising. the regime denied responsibility. a young cia operative has recently arrived in the region. his boss had just told him his new assignment was to find out more about the syrian rebels. >> he taps you and tells you your mission in syria is what?
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eyes and ears. i want to know what is going on. >> reporter: in a new book redacted by the cia before its release last week, he says the goal in syria was clear. find covert ways to back the rebels and remove president al assad. he said he made detailed recommendations. >> i said what if we try this, what if we try this. >> reporter: although a version of his plan was publicly supported by senior officials in the obama administration at the time, it was never implemented. the administration sent some weapons, but moderate syrian rebels noted the free syrian army collapsed and isis carved out a terrorist enclave. >> i'm confident we would be looking at a different syria today if the president of the united states had not overruled david petraeus and head of the cia, hillary clinton and leon panetta who all unanimously mm
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>> reporter: but would have arming the rebels early on stopped the birth of isis? interestingly, louts doesn't think so. >> so what about the argument if more had been done on help the rebels back then, there would nobody brussels, no paris, no isis? >> i think that's impossible to predict and i think that's impossible to say. i think that isis was brewing regardless. >> reporter: he resigned from the cia in frustration. he says his intention isn't to be a whistleblower, but merely to describe what it was like to be a cia case officer in war time. >> isn't part of the cia, the mantra that you sign up and say
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>> a lot of my colleagues are up why set with me. >> reporter: it's a ground level look at the how the cia operated during the so-called global war on terrorism and a view many at the agency wish was left unseen. richard engel, nbc news, new york. at 9:57, winds are starting to ease around here, but watch out, in is some debris still on the roads. we're tracking the cleanup as neighbors find a mess of branches and we'll let you know when it will start to warm back up. >> reporter: those high winds caused some tree troubles in bethesda. i'll have more on tha
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