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could be rocky. the first concern, storm team4 is tracking showers that are moving in for your monday night. >> let's get storm team4 chief meteorologist doug kammerer at the storm center on with us now. doug, you're tracking some big changes, right? >> right, guys. i came home from florida, temperatures in the 80s. thought i'd try to bring those with me but mother nature said no way. temperatures today in the 70s. tomorrow we will feel 50 to 60 degrees colder. that's hard to imagine. that's going to be the case. right now we're tracking shower activity through montgomery county, around portions of howard county, back toward frederick. these are heavier showers that will move through the i-95 corridor in the next 30 to about an hour, and then this will continue to move on down to the south. it's all part of a cold front. you can see some snow up towards boston but it's all part of a cold front bringing us shower
look at the numbers, 71 in washington. 79 in virginia beach. but only 39 in pittsburgh, and that's the cold air that will move on 234 overnight tonight. it is going to be cold, but how cold is it? below freezing in many areas and that's why the areas in the dark purple here have a freeze warning in effect. that's for overnight tonight and the rest of the area under a freeze watch. that coming in for the day on wednesday. so we've got some very cold air. again, windchills tomorrow could start off in the teens in many locations. hard to believe but we'll need the coats for sure and that's not the only day we'll need them. we'll talk about just how much cold is in this seven-day forecast coming up. >> all right, doug. thank you. and remember, no matter what the weather brings, you can be ready. make sure you have the nbc washington app so you can keep up with the changes in the conditions that are coming. there will be a vigil tonight to remember a mother of three who was shot to death over the weekend allegedly by her ex-boyfriend. he's now behind bars held without bond. northern virg b
julie carey was at the court hearing today. >> reporter: darrick lewis is accused of shooting and killing the mother of his children. he made his initial court appearance here today and we found these court documents that show her death comes just 11 days after she got this protective order against him. lewis hung his head in court as the judge asked if he understood the charges against him. he are he plid, yes, ma'am. he's charged with first-degree murder, accused of getting into the home of 34-year-old christina fisher saturday night. her 15-year-old daughter called 911 for help, but by the time emergency responders arrived, it was too late. the fatal gunshots had been fired. ahead at 5:00, i'll tell what you these court documents say about why christina fisher had gotten not one, but two protective orders against her ex. in leesburg, i'm julie carey, news4. well, the wreckage has been cleared away and trains are rolling again along amtrak's northeast
hundreds of people crashed yesterday killing two amtrak workers and injuring more than 30 passengers. the train was heading from new york to savannah, georgia, at the time. tonight the national transportation safety board is trying to figure out what went wrong. >> because of tragedy, more times than none, lessons are learned. more times than none, corrections are made. as you use for an example, the train derailment in philadelphia. we now have safety mechanisms in place so that such tragic occurrences don't happen again. after this investigation that is our hope and our prayer. >> and we'll have more on that investigation coming up in our next half hour. police have made an arrest in connection with a triple stabbing at a popular nightclub in prince george's county. it happened at martini's restaurant and lounge on cady drive just after 2:00 this morning.
men were stabbed after some sort of altercation that took place inside and outside of the club. all three victims are expected to recover. according to a nearby business owner, while the club is a very popular gathering spot, trouble like this is unusual. >> one thing we can say for sure, the actual knife or whatever weapon was used, it wasn't in the club because the actual stabbing didn't happen inside the club. >> police haven't released the name of the suspect or a possible motive. there's a new bill that could impact the trial of dean tay carraway, a former prince george's county school aide accuse of sexually abusing children on school grounds and recording the acts on his cell phone. tracee wilkins is working on that sfour for us in upper marl bureau. coming up on news4 we sit down for a conversation with baltimore city states attorney discussing a house and senate bill that could have implications on sex assault cases like the
case. carraway is the former prince george's county teacher's aide accused of molesting a number of students. 17 victims have been identified. as civil suits continue to roll out against carraway, there are thoughts on how this pending legislation could make a difference in cases like his. i'm tracee wilkins, coming up on news4 we'll explain. i'm mark segraves at the district's 911 call center where due to high winds, this facility lost power and despite a number of redundancies, those didn't work either and then the backup generators failed to kick in forcing an evacuation of this site to a backup site across town. today they're still trying to figure out what went wrong and how to prevent it from ever happening again, but the good news, they never lost connectivity with the 911 calls and no dispatches were missed as a result.
family, friends, and co-workers are remembering trooper chad dermyer at a service right now under way in hampton, virginia. dermyer was shot to death at the greyhound station in richmond during a training exercise. the shooter was then killed by two other troopers. dermyer's funeral takes place tomorrow in hampton. in the race for president, senator ted cruz is hoping tomorrow's vote in wisconsin reshapes the rest of the race for the republican presidential nomination. cruz is leading the polls there, and because of the way the state awards its delegates, he could make out quite well with delegates, but donald trump thinks he will pull a surprise win based on the size of the crowds at his rallies. trump continues to bash john kasich for staying in the race. >> on the democratic side senator bernie sanders is about to hold a rally in green bay. actor tim robbins is with him. bill clinton is also in wisconsin in milwaukee
hillary clinton. she's already looking ahead to new york's primary two weeks from now. polls show her trailing bernie sanders in wisconsin. the green bay press gazette reports voter turnout could hit 50% tomorrow sparked by a surge in first-time voters. well, it's been a big part of the d.c. skyline for decades, but big changes could be coming to the rfk staydium site. rain now and a serious drop in temperatures later. your day tomorrow could stasht out feeling a lot more like wi
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and now your storm team4 forecast. >> from may what it feels like outside to how about january? just inside of a 24-hour period, dramatic change coming up. temperatures today in the low to mid-70s just south of d.c. by early tomorrow morning that actual air temperature just above 30 degrees with windchills that will be in the teens for a good part of the day tomorrow. here is the reason why. a cold front coming into the area. showers already now around the beltway with the heaviest rains around the area of rockville and wheaton. expect to get a quarter to maybe a third of an inch. the other story, winds gusting over 30 miles per hour right in d.c. right now. we're not going to have the wind we had late saturday night, early sunday, but the wind that we will be dealing with could be enough to
so we could see gusts from 30 to maybe 35 miles per hour. doug has more on an hourly time line of those windchills coming up for overnight and early tomorrow. thanks, v.j. and the strong winds that hit o region also tore through parts of number. in newark wind gusts of up to 60 miles an hour knocked down trees and power lines on sunday. one tree landed in a family's bedroom. fortunately no one was injured. the storm also ripped off roofs and gutters. a school was heavily damaged. right now utility crews are working to restore power to 23,000 homes and businesses. it's a pta embezzlement investigates under way this afternoon at creighton's corner elementary school in loudoun county. the loudoun times mirror says the investigation involves missing money. $13,000 and a former pta board member. the pta contacted
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you're watching news4 at 4:00. >> just days after raising eyebrows by suggesting that large sections of the metro system may have to close for much-needed maintenance, the head of metro's board is telling news4 the transit agency's current direction isn't working. >> transportation reporter adam tuss had a one-on-one interview with metro board chair jack evans today. adam joins us live from the metro center station. adam, maybe you can tells what did he say specifically isn't working? >> reporter: well, barbara, one of the things that he doesn't like is the current maintenance strategy of metro. of course, right now metro does
nights and during the midday hours, and a lot of times on the weekend. and evans says that simply can't continue with the current state of things. he said the system burned up quite literally a year ago and also a week ago and he also talking about getting funding forr the system. >> i think paul and i are taking a different tone in upping the urgency, that this is no longer something you can choose to ignore. this is the memorial bridge times ten. in five years if the park service doesn't act, the bridge closes. in five years if nobody does anything for metro, is it going to still be able to run? >> reporter: metro's current board chair clearly taking a different direction when it comes to how he decides to move around and navigate the system. we'll see some changes coming up, guys. >> what about that call for metro funding? does metro currently have the rightna
>> reporter: so one of the things that the current board chair had actually said was that he believes that their house is in order, that their financial house is in order. that's been one of the big things that metro has been battling for so long is trying to get the finances worked out the right way. he says that the financial house is in order, and he says that his leadership along with the current general manager is the right leadership for metro so we'll see if that works out, guys. >> thank you, adam, for that report. i think we're going to the live desk now. breaking news at the live desk. we have just confirmed there is a fire burning in the basement of the irs building on constitution avenue, and it is being evacuated. we have a photo we just got from outside the building. it appears to show some smoke coming from that irs building. firefighters say it's a transformer fire in the basement and, again, the workers in there are being evacuated from that
constitution avenue is blocked right now, which is going to make a mess of this rush hour. news4's shomari stone is on his way to the scene and we'll bring you updates and push alerts on the nbc washington app as we get them. back to you. >> thank you, wendy. turning to the weather, so, doug, we have a little rain now, but that's just the beginning you say? >> just the beginning for sure. right now you need the umbrellas. tomorrow it will be the coats. we're talking about some really cold air for this time of year making its way in here, and that change is going to be quite dramatically between now and early tomorrow morning. take a look outside right now, and one thing you notice here, you can see the rain, auto ena couple rain drops on our city cam. as we look across the city and across the river, you can see the rain actually falling back to the west. you can see a couple drops on the lens here. 67 degrees. look at the winds. they have now shifted out of the northwest at 24 miles per hour. now, that northwesterly component to the wind is going to be that colder wind and right now we're down to
gaithersburg, still 70 in manassas out ahead of this. still at 77 in pa ttuxent river. here is the rain right now. you can see it's fairly widespread. not too heavy but coming through i-95. do a little bit of a zoom from waldorf along 301 to upper marlboro and bowie. bethesda seeing the rain. over towards tysons corner, heavier rain back to fairfax, manassas, gainesville along 66. seeing that shower activity, and then farther north and west here is where the air really gets colder. around charlestown, frederick. all of this rain traveling down to the south and east. again, part of a front. you can see the front clearly defined with the shower activity. notice around boston, this is snow. they have a winterrm
for boston, and you also notice look at all the lake-effect snows going on up toward the great lakes, and this cold air is just moving in across our region and by later tonight, well, you're really going to notice it. here is 6:00. still seeing shower activity around 6:00. by around 9:00, most of the activity is down to the south and east, and it's out of the region. but then it's just the cold air that really moves on in here. let's talk a little bit about that colder air, and yes, folks, we're talking windchill. it was 74 earlier and tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. we could have a windchill of 12. that is ridiculous. 12 in d.c., 11 in gaithersburg. 16 in fredericksburg. so, yes, you will need to wear the jackets, the coats, whatever you need tomorrow. the gloves, the hats. winds gusting 15 to 25 miles an hour. here is the windchill around noon. no lunch outside tomorrow. 24 in d.c., 23 in gaithersburg. again, an extremely cold day for mid-april or actually the beginning of april. high of only 49. windchills in the 30s all day. we do get to 56 on
some areas early wednesday morning. shower activity on thursday and, believe it or not, it could get even colder this weekend? yeah. sorry. >> all right. thank you. today a new honor for a hollywood actor best known for his oscar-winning portrayal of atticus finch in "to killing a mockingbird." gregory peck's daughter introduced his portrait at the national portrait gallery this afternoon. it remamarks the 100th annivers of his birth. his portrait will be on display through april 10th and it will be on view in the museum's celebrate wall on the first floor through april 10th. over the years the airline industry has come under harsh criticism. >> why overall airline performance is up but customers still aren't happy, and which airlines are doing better than others at keeping its passengers feeling good? plus these
so far there have been no reports of illness. one person was injured in a vehicle explosion this morning at an mta facility in pikesville. baltimore county police there say that three other vehicles also caught fire. the injured person, an mta maintenance worker, was thrown to shock trauma with facial trauma and is in critical condition at this time. officials said the worker was retrieving something from his vehicle when the explosion happened. the fire marshal's office marshall will investigate the cause and origin of this explosion. at the age of 3, madeleine mccann disappeared her from parents' vacation lodge in portugal spurring an unsuccessful search that's lasted nearly nine years. >> because aflac of money, detectivers are giving just a few more months to investigate. >> reporter: she was only 3 years old, smiling, on vacation with her parents. then she disappeared. nine years later
cannot explain what happened. nbc news learning this morning scotland yard is getting an extra $150,000 in a last-ditch effort for an investigation that has so far cost $20 million and has seen numerous public appeals. madeleine mccann vanished in the night from the family's vacation apartment. they had been staying in a pretty portuguese town. there were multiple accusations. even her mom and dad were suspected and cleared. despite clues, signs someone may have entered the apartment, reports of sightings all over the world, for her parents there was always crushing disappointments. there have even been artist impressions how she would look. scotland yard has failed to find her or explain her disappearance. i have covered this case since the beginning. madeleine's parents will be pleased at least there is the money for the investigation to keep going for a whileo
keep going until she is found. back to you. it's the site of thousands of games and countless memories, but this d.c. landmark could be getting some big changes. we'll take a look at what's to come. plus tracking rain now and then a huge tumble in the mercury. >> it's just it's beginning of a very interesting weather week. storm team4 is tracking everything that you need to know "first at 4."
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breaking news at 4:30. there is a fire burning right now in the basement of the irs building on constitution avenue. this is a photo taken outside of the building that appears to show some smoke coming from the structure. >> firefighters are saying it's a transformer fire in the basement of the building and we just learned the building has been evacuated. traffic on eastbound constitution avenue is blocked right now. >> news4's shomari stone is en route to the scene. we'll bring you updates from him as soon as we can. now to presidential politics. all eyes are on wisconsin. bernie sanders is in position to pull off an upset that could prolong the democratic contest. >> and in the republican fight, donald trump could lose more than delegates. his winning aura is in jeopardy. >> steve handelsman is tracking the race from capitol hill.
have moved on to the next states, but wisconsin in a word matters. trailing by seven polling points a day before the vote in wisconsin, donald trump still insists he will get the republican nomination. >> if we don't win here, it's not over. but wouldn't you like to take the credit in wisconsin for ending it? >> reporter: trump stumbled last week on abortion and nuclear weapons and lost momentum to ted cruz who has a long shot at the nomination on the first ballot. >> we're getting close to 100% of the delegates in state after state after state. if we continue do that we will win 1237 delegates. >> reporter: tramp is ump is de john kasich pull out. >> i'm up 14 points on hillary in wisconsin and i'm going to lose in wisconsin. this is really unbelievable. >> reporter: bernie sanders is up by seven over
in wisconsin democratic polling. >> so don't tell her this, but i think we win here, we win in new york state, we're on our way to the white house. thank you all very much. >> reporter: clinton was already in new york. >> hello, new york. >> reporter: pushing a hike in the minimum wage. >> because this is what makes america great. >> reporter: focusing on trump. >> he's fired, that's funny. >> reporter: is trump struggling. >> because i can be the most presidential you've ever seen. >> reporter: wisconsin republicans weigh in on that. here comes some numbers. to win the republican nomination, trump needs 56% of all the remaining delegates. ted cruz needs 88%. clinton 34 b%, sanders 66% to lk the democratic races. if those aren't enough numbers let me give you the new polling numbers. on the republican side it's cruz over trump now by just four points in wisconsin and sanders
points in wisconsin, and i hope those numbers hold. back to you. >> we'll just have to wait until tomorrow. with calls from some republicans for john kasich to get out of the race, we want to know if you think the ohio governor should hang in there or bow out? that's our nbc washington flash survey. call or text the number on your screen. you can also vote on the nbc washington facebook page. the d.c. democratic party is preparing to hold an emergency vote over whether to put bernie sanders' name on the democratic primary ballot. last week we told you d.c.'s democratic party submitted sanders' registration paperwork one day after the legally binding deadline. a democratic voter in d.c. filed a challenge. emergency legislation is being prepared to clear up the issue. the vote could happen as early as tomorrow. a lot of folks walking around with not only without a jacket but with short sleeves.
on. that's right, the winter coat. we're talking about a dramatic change during the overnight period so that by tomorrow morning when you, the kids head out the door, yeah, you're not going to need the sports. how about the long pants, coat, gloves, even a scarf? it's going to be that cold early tomorrow morning. in fact, i think a good part of the day will be quite cold. all from this weather front that's coming into the area. it will move through. our rain chances should be ending by around 10:00 p.m., certainly before midnight. you can zoom in and see rain around the beltway. rainfall about a tenth of an inch, maybe a little higher than that. tenth of an inch per hour. so not very hard at all is it raining out there but roads are wet. cold start to the day tomorrow. 29 to 34 degrees. we have more on the windchills throughout the day tomorrow and what the rest of the workweek is looking like in just a few minutes. later tonight we'll have a better idea of what's in store for the rfk stadium site in southeast d.c. >> d.c. officials will detail some of the
property. joining us now with a preview is jonathan o'connell of "the washington post" who wrote an article about it today. thanks for joining us, jonathan. so you found out that the property could become the new home for washington's football team or maybe even the wizards and the capitals? >> yeah, there's a lot of options on the table and a lot of ideas right now for that property. as you mentioned, i think it's 190 acres right on the anacostia river. there's a metro station. it's next to capitol hill and sort of the eighth street corridor there and a lot of the neighbors of that area have been asking for years if they could have something other than the many, many parking lots around rfk stadium and hoping for more kind of community recreation cuesuse there is. d.c. united will be leaving the stadium in 2018 so the city is trying to figure out the best uses for the property when d.c. united leaves. some of the big ideas are a new stadium for the redskins where they would come back to
ancestral home. >> i have a question on that for you. >> sure. >> if they were to play there, the name of washington's football team could be an issue if the team does get to play there, isn't that true? >> absolutely. the land underneath rfk stadium is owned by the federal government and controlled by the secretary of the interior. the secretary of the interior has said on a number of occasions she doesn't think much of the taleeam's name and she it likely to help the team get a new stadium there. the larger point is whether the city can do whatever they want on this property or if they have need congressional approval to build something new there. >> there's also the question of who is going to pay for that. >> yeah, and that question has not really been addressed at this point. you know, the officials in d.c. are talking about the very best ideas right now. they haven't really put pen to paper in terms of figuring out the costs, but we are talking about some very expensive proposals here.
one of them calls for building sort of a deck across the entire site under which all the parking would be built. another would put the parking garage in various sites around the sort of stadium footprint and we're talking about, you know, new soccer fields, amphitheater, maybe some museums. so there is going to be a big price tag down the road for whatever proposal kind of wins the day. >> and, jonathan, how much does the community's opinion on what goes there influence what will happen? >> well, there have already been a number of community meetings where officials from the city have sort of gotten feedback from people in the area. both sides of the river, the neighborhoods both sides of the river. the event this evening at the convention center will be another time for residents to hear from the city about their initial ideas and to provide more feedback. you know, what i have heard mostly from residents is they want something for their own recreation. you know, there is kind of a lack of playing fields. there's a lack of
a lack of kind of markets with fresh food. people would like to see farmer's markets. so i think there's some immediate things well before any stadium or arena gets built that the neighborhood could sort of em embrace. >> we've been hearing green space. they need some parks over there. >> prime property. we'll be watching this very closely. jonathan o'connell with t"the washington post". >> thanks. >> appreciate it. virginia schools will not be required to tell parents if their child is assigned books with sexually explicit content. the governor says the state should not interfere with the local school board policies. snow in april? where millions of people are still waiting for spring as the snowflakes come falling down. and a popular adoption center carefully moving all of its animals to a different locaon
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moderate shower activity around fairfax, washington area, up to northwest, up to bethesda. look at downtown right now. a nasty afternoon after what was a pretty nice early part of the afternoon. now we're dealing with the rain and the clouds. more rain back to the west, back towards the frederick region and northern portions of loudoun county seeing heavier showers. now, tomorrow, it's going to be the temperatures. look at these numbers. 32 degrees at 7:00 a.m. kids at the bus stop will need the coats for sure. windchills in the teens and low 20s. going to be a very cold day tomorrow, guys. if you've been thinking about a second career, this was the place to be today. hundreds gathered in montgomery county for the annual over 50 employment expo. workers, retirees, and those considering retirement spent the day networking, planning strategy and reimagining their second careers. there were employers and recruiters as well as seminars on resume writing, searching online for work, and tips for changing careers
that's me. i was honored to serve as keynote speaker this afternoon. it was so wonderful meeting and talking with so many about their work lives and their career dreams. that expo at the bethesda north marriott is sponsored by the jewish council for the aging. animals are on the move here in the district. the washington humane society is merging with the washington animal rescue league. >> as part of that merger, the old humane society building on georgia avenue in northwest closed for good today. the animals from that building were moved two miles up the road to their new home at 71 oglethorpe street. several dogs, cats, a rabbit, and a guinea pig all getting used to their new surroundings this afternoon. that includes more space, access to larger exercise areas too because they need that as well. >> they'll get used to it. >> i'm sure they will. from arriving on time to lost luggage and everything in between. a new look at which airlines have the happiest passengers
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a new report just out today puts u.s. airlines under the microscope. >> consumer reporter susan hogan is here with which ones rank the best and the worst. >> that's right. this is really the time for customers to be able to vent about their airlines, and this year's airline quality rating report found overall airline pe
year, but it shows customers in general aren't happy and they're letting their airlines know it. virgin airlines claimed the top spot for the fourth year in a row. the report looked at on-time performance, baggage handling, being bumped from a flight, and customer complaints, and there are a lot. in fact, complaints overall went up almost 35% from last year. >> airlines are doing fairly decent. 80% on time for a system like this is pretty good, but they're still not happy as customers. so hopefully the industry and the flying public takes something away and says, good, i'm glad i complained. maybe they will do something about this. >> well, that's right. alaska airlines had the fewest number of complaints. spirit airlines had the highest. in a statement spirit says the vast majority of complaints come from the first-time spirit flyer who booked their flights on a third-party travel site and did not receive that same level of information.
the furthest down three spots. the airline telling us a lot of it had to do with the merger with us airways and it says it strives to improve travel experience for all of its customers and says complaints are only one of the many ways customers say what they want and need from an airline. it says it has programs in different phases of development it believes will improve customer service overall. we have the entire report. just go to our nbc washington app and search airlines. >> okay. a lot of people have a lot of things to say. >> i'm sure they do. >> hope those complaints start -- the numbers start going in the other direction. >> exactly. airlines do take this opportunity to actually look at those complaints and do something about it. >> that's good to hear. >> good news. thank you again, susan. >> sure. well, the so-called panama papers are unleashing shock waves around the world and tonight the justice department is reviewing them to see if any u.s. laws have been broken.
firm and they were leaked and handed off to a consortium of investigative journalists based in washington. they were working to identify hidden offshore accounts of public officials including 12 current or world leaders as well as a few selects as well. and now your storm team4 forecast. >> okay, guys, remember these? your big winter coats. yeah, they're probably way back in your closet again. this is what we're going to be wearing tomorrow morning and probably even throughout the day tomorrow because our temperatures will be just that low. right now we're at 55 degrees and only in gaithersburg and germanto germantown. manassas at 70 degrees right now. so by tomorrow morning our temperature will be around 30, maybe 33 degrees across the area. it puts us below average. average now for the overnight, early start of the da
the next seven days will have overnights that will be quite chilly, if not cold. in fact, we told you about the freeze warnings as well as the freeze watch. that freeze warning, i-95 corridor west and then the freeze watch through southern maryland and the northern neck. you can get more information by downloading our nbc washington app and, of course, track the windchill throughout the day tomorrow. so cold at midday. look at that, 33 to 37. that's what it will feel like, but look at tomorrow morning. 13 to 17 degrees is what it will feel like the early start of the day. so that's why we're making tomorrow saying that the weather despite the sunshine will have a moderate impact on our day. dramatic temperature drop. it will feel like winter tomorrow with the temperature getting up to 49. maybe 50 degrees but with that wind, 30s at best during the afternoon. wednesday a bit better, cold start again. mild though, 56 the high temperature at 3:00 with a few clouds coming through. thursday anothha
thursday planner. 54 degrees at 9:00 a.m. showers come through mainly during the afternoon hours. you can see them falling there. 62 the high with our temperatures falling off into the 50s and drying out late in the day so by the end of the week not too bad. but look at the school day grades that we get. tuesday, wednesday, thursday, tuesday and thursday, grade of a "d," but better weather for midweek. wednesday with that sunshine back across the area, and as far as the weekend goes, well, saturday, 44 degrees. cold and windy again. 50 on sunday. we've got sunshine returning to the area. so sunday will be the day to get out. it will feel much better. so tomorrow probably the coldest out of at least this week. midweek there, is your dry day with rain back on thursday. we go up and down some more with cold starts. you will want to keep the umbrella handy this week and the warm jacket. we have a lot more on news4 at 5:00. even though we're going to get the big chll
among those having to deal with the spring snow. millions of people across the upper midwest and northeast are dealing with damage and power outages along with unseasonable temperatures. nbc's morgan ratford is in hartford with more on what's going on there right now. >> reporter: crews out cleaning up debris right now after winds of up to 60 miles per hour swept through the northeast toppling trees, ripping through power lines, even crushing homes, and this as even more severe weather is expected this way. more than nine inches of snow overnight in michigan, seven in wisconsin, and in connecticut more than eight inches of snow expected into this evening. this after more than 150,000 homes are still without power across 25 states. a couple have been killed in boston after a rotting tree fell on the roof of their car. paramedics were able to reach them safely but unfortunately that couple did not make it out alive in massachusetts. there is still high wind advisories in effectro
of those areas, experts are saying you should remain extremely cautious. back to you. >> thank you. new rules could pave the way for a package delivery or television coverage from drones. a government committee is coming up with standards that allow some drones to actually fly over populated areas. something currently not allowed. the new recommendations would allow drones weighing a half pound or less to fly unresfrikt b stricted over populated areas. the faa will consider the recommend days but is not bound by it. just a few minutes ago the washington nationals kicked off their new season in atlanta. >> and some fans who went to the game on delta air lines got a treat this morning. they were greeted at reagan national by four of the team's racing presidents. the nationals and delta have a deal that includes flying the team on its away games. trains are rolling again, but a lot of questions remain unanswered. safety concerns renewed after another tragedy on the
what safety investigators from washington want to know about a deadly collision. >> and get ready for a deep dive. the rain you see here on storm team4 radar is about to bring some big changes out there. doug and veronica are updating the forecast. >> you're watching news4 at 4:00. wall street. the nra. they're powerful. they usually get their way. but
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to the oklahoma city zoo. a passenger reports hearing a loud pop which turned out to be the back tire on fire. everyone got off the bus safely. there are no reports of injuries. it is the third amtrak derailment in less than a year. now there's been another deadly accident on amtrak's most traveled line. >> we're expects a news conference sometime in the next hour. jay gray has the latest for us now. >> reporter: the wreckage has been cleared away and trains are rolling again along amtrak's northeast corridor after a deadly crash this weekend. >> we now have our second doa located at the impact site of the backhoe. >> reporter: two amtrak workers were killed sunday morning when a train slammed into the backhoe they were using on the tracks just south of philadelphia. investigators with the national transportation safety board remain on soo
mechanical, operations, signal, track, human performance, and survival factors. >> reporter: more than 300 passengers and 7 crew members were on board the train 89 from new york to savannah, georgia. >> it was such a harsh thud. it was just boom, boom, boom. >> reporter: 30 people were taken to area hospitals including the engineer. none of their injuries are considered life threatening. >> train was like rumbling, and then we got off track i guess, and then it was just a bunch of dust. it was just dust everywhere. >> reporter: dust that won't settle until investigators can determine how and why it happened. jay gray, nbc news. right now tracking a severe cold moving in, and, yeah, severe whether it's 70s now. we're going to be in the teens by early tomorrow. we've got a cold front moving through. i'll explain more coming up in just a minute. plus, another metro shutdown could be in your future and there could be money problems
and have you noticed traffic picked back up after spring break? things could get a whole lot worse this week. news4 at 5:00 starts right now. well, if you thought it was safe to pack away that winter coat, think again. good evening. i'm wendy rieger. >> i'm jim handly. here we go, folks. the rain is here and the cold is coming in right behind it. >> we're talking temperatures in the 70s now and tomorrow morning you're going to need a hat and gloves. >> doug, we've lost him. what's the latest? >> you know, it was almost like you put them away a couple weeks ago but now get out the heavy coats again because it will be that cold out at the bus stop tomorrow morning, commuting into work tomorrow morning. it will be below freezing in many areas and the windchills, well, that's just something to talk about. the radar showing the rain across the region. we have rain across the area, d.c. to the waldorf area, laplata, fredericksburg. more heavy rain arou
even a bolt of lightning, some thunder in northern portions of loudoun county. you can see this cold front that's coming on through too. snow to the north and with that behind this we have much colder air that's going to continue to move in. look at the temperatures right now. we were 74 last hour. we're now down to 60. still 76 in richmond but only 38 in pittsburgh. that cold air continuing to make its way down, and by tomorrow morning, well, we have a freeze warning in effect from the d.c. metro area and everybody to the north and west. freeze watch down to the south and a freeze watch tomorrow night as well. not only temperatures but the wind will be up there. as i mentioned, windchills could be in the teens by tomorrow morning. we'll talk much more about this and show you just how cold things get for the rest of the seven-day forecast, guys. it's not the best. >> oh, dear. thank you, doug. breaking news in the district right now. the irs building evacuated for a fire in the basement. >> let's get the latest now. shomari stone just got to the scene.