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big weekend coming skprks we know backups are coming too as families pack up the car to get out of town. i'm barbara harrison, a live look at the drive you're facing straight ahead. and i'm erika gonzalez in the storm team 4 with meteorologist lauryn ricketts. >> we have some changes in the forecast, not only hot and humid, some storms and we'll be talking about that. >> all right. and later, meet the students more excited about one of their own than summer break. news 4 midday starts right now. >> let's go chloe,
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it's going to be a mess on the roads today with people getting out of town for the holiday weekend. but right now is your chance. news 4's meagan mcgrath is live at the chesapeake bay bridge at the toll booth. how is traffic looking right now, meagan? >> reporter: well, you can see behind me live here at the toll booth this can often be a choke point, and right now everything is looking pretty good. you can see that we have a slight -- a little bit of a slowdown here especially in the lanes where people are paying cash. but the ez pass, only lanes in the far left, those folks pretty much going right through. we have a slowdown once you get through the toll booth itself because we have 11 lanes going into three lanes. so there is a little bit of drag, but once you get that merge taken
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back up on the bridge. so great time to leave. that's what the experts had said. they predicted actually yesterday would be the peak travel day for a lot of people leaving town and that today would not be as bad. and that's what we're seeing out here this morning. they say that the best time to leave today is 11:00 a.m., so really right now if you're going to be crossing the bridge that's your best time. in terms of the worst time to get going today, well, that is from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m. that's when we're expecting things to really slow down. now, we are going to be taking a live drive over the bridge itself here in the next half hour, so we're going to show you the conditions there in just a little while. back to you guys at the studio. >> all right. and now to that all-important memorial day forecast, lauryn, we have gone in drastic changes from cold and rainy. >> yeah. >> just a few days ago to now are we already at 90? >> not yet. >> it feels -- >> it is and the humidity is going to continue to pump in.
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talked about those all throughout the season. yeah, they're going to be up right around 90 degrees. it's a little hazy out there right now. you can see from our city camera. it is a little on the sunny side as well. temperatures by noon are already going to be into the mid 80s. our daytime high today going to be pushing that 90 degree mark. we didn't hit 90 yesterday. we were in the upper 80s, but we are going to be close. and you can see it is a little on the humid side out there. we'll have more cloud cover as we get into the afternoon and maybe a few showers and thunderstorms, but those will be west really around the shenandoah valley. let's go ahead and get to that beach forecast because everybody's got their eye on the prize for the beach. saturday, sunday and monday not looking too bad. most of the weekend going to be dry as you're driving back on monday these are from the beaches, delaware beaches, looks like we could have some showers. but could we have some showers here and possibly some thunderstorms with an area of low pressure kind of meandering off the southeast coast. we're going to time any rain coming our way out for you and let you know exactly what to expect as we go into this holiday weekend, gu
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well, if you're leaving town right now, you may need to fill up. so here's what to expect at the pump this morning. in d.c. the average price of a gallon of gas is $2.48. in maryland it's $2.32. virginia as usual has lowest price in the area only $2.15. in west virginia a gallon will cost you about $2.36. if you're still looking for something to do this holiday weekend, open the nbc washington app, we're breaking down the best events by day, just search memorial day weekend. i'm molette green at the live desk, just got word a federal grand jury has indicted a virginia taxi cab driver for allegedly supporting isis. 26-year-old mahmoud mohamed al hassan of woodbridge faces conspiracy to provide material support to the islamic state and other charges. now,
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richmond man join the terrorist organization and even drove him in his cab to the airport. he is scheduled for arraignment june 3rd. if convicted he faces a maximum 48 years in prison. i'm molette green at the live desk. back to you. thanks a lot. developing right now, a man is dead in an industrial accident. howard county police say the man was trapped this morning at a piece of heavy machinery at handsome concrete products in jessup. the victim is an employee there. it's not clear how the victim became trapped. also developing, three people hurt, two seriously in a stabbing in a d.c. jail. it happened last night at the d.c. central detention facility in southeast washington. we're working to find out if the victim is jail staff or inmate. the jail was put on lockdown during that incident. a former fairfax county fire investigator claims chef bullied and sexually harassed and now she is suing. patricia
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the fairfax fire department for 20 years. she's now suing 17 firefighters after she says she endured bullying and sexual harassment during her tenure. she says it all started when she became a firefighter in 1996. and only on news 4 she says the harassment continued for years, even at a work conference. >> on a number of occasions i had a couple of firefighters come to my room 2:00, 3:00 in the morning just constantly harassing me about sex. >> two years ago a judge dismissed a federal discrimination lawsuit tomasello filed against the department. this lawsuit comes a month after firefight nicole mittendorff's suicide, it had be
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a trip to japan. he met and hugged with some of the people who survived the a m atomato atomic bomb. this is the first time a sitting u.s. president visited hiroshima since the bomb was dropped. the president took part in a wreath laying ceremony then he spoke about ending the horrors of war. but he did not apologize for the bomb. and today is the last day to register to vote for the democratic presidential primary in d.c. registration can be done online. early voting will start next tuesday. if you forget to register, election officials say d.c. residents can register at a polling place on election day. well, the idea of a debate between bernie sanders and donald trump is gaining some traction. it would be the first time a democrat and republican faceoff before a general election. but nbc's tracie potts says trump is insisting on one huge caveat. >> reporter: he's ready to
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>> the goal would be to have it in some big stadium here in california. >> reporter: sanders says he's got questions. >> why mr. trump wants to give hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to the top two-tenths of 1%. >> reporter: but trump insisting the debate involve a big donation to womens health. >> they have to pay a lot of money for it. look, i'm in first place. i've won i'd say something over $10 million. >> reporter: experts say trump has nothing to lose. >> trump has never really delivered a stellar debate performance yet his poll numbers always seem to tick up a little bit. >> reporter: hillary clinton says she will not debate. she's trying to focus on trump. >> donald trump is an unqualified, loose cannon. >> reporter: while facing new questions after an inspector general said she broke rules by not turning over her e-mails sooner. >> i know people have concerns about this. i understand that. but i think voters are going to be looking at the full picture of what i have to offer. >> what she needs
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than anything to try to fix her problem on the question of honesty and trustworthiness is to get this whole thing behind her. >> reporter: meantime, trump's looking tact winning the white house. >> i want a statue in washington, d.c. >> reporter: well, at that same event trump said he's got a game plan for the fall. he'll focus on 15 battleground states. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >> politics doesn't take a break. >> no, it does not, especially during this season. it's one of the most poignant documentaries i've seen in a while. it's all about babies and how much we didn't know about them until just now. e'll talk to the director of a new film live in the studio. plus, it is exactly what you are not supposed to do. the video getting one driver in big, big trouble. and another takata airbag recall just into the live desk. i've got the details coming up.
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to say that we are disheartened, disappointed is an understatement. >> one year later a murdered d.c. reporter's family is still looking for answers. killed by a stray bullet in
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today. her murder remains unsolved. but that hasn't stopped the determination to catch her killer from police or the community. a long-time community activist wanted to call attention to the more than 100 unsolved murders where he lives. >> it's basically a photographic morgue. and it hits people because they did not realize that there are that many unsolved homicides just east of the river. >> police say several atv and dirt bike riders were involved in a shootout and milton was used as a human shield. her family is planning a vigil tonight on the very corner where she was shot last year. that's at good hope and nayler road in southeast and that starts about 7:40 tonight. prince william county police need your help to find a missing woman. allison elizabeth moss last seen walking away from her home on ryde
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also goes by the name of jules rodriguez, if you've seen her or know where she is, please call police. back at the live desk on this getaway friday, eight automakers just announced a recall impacting more than 12 million u.s. vehicles. it's part of the fallout from defective takata airbags and focuses this time on passenger side airbag inflators. now, some of those carmakers include honda, fiat, chrysler, mazda, nissan and mitsubishi, built between 2002 and 2011. and include pickups, suvs and cars. now, defective airbags have been linked to 13 deaths and more than 100 injuries worldwide. back to you. right now the newly repaired arlington memorial bridge is facing its first holiday rush. for the last year the park service has been installing support beams to reinforce the bridge deck and reduce vibration, but despite the repairs the bridge still needs a
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to keep the bridge from closing by 2021. lower gas prices mean more people will be on the roads all weekend long. aaa estimates nearly 34 million travelers will drive to their destinations. that's about 89% of all travelers. traffic is expected to get busy as you heard meagan reporting between 2:00 and 6:00 today. an exclusive story now from our news partners at wtop. this is video -- cell phone video what appears to be a commercial bus driver driving a group of people from d.c. to new york. and it appears as though he is watching tv as he is driving this commercial bus. i'm joined now by neil auguoge ogenstein. thank you for joining us. how did you get your hands on this video? >> well, we heard from the passenger sitting in the front passenger
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he was driving from bethesda up towards new york city for a business trip. and he realized that the driver was watching his smartphone while they were up on 95. so he took out his smartphone and started videotaping it. the driver clearly is shifting his eyes down and to his left, so the passenger sent us the video and several pictures and let us know that this was going on. so he was on the bus at the time while we were hearing about what was happening. >> this has to have been so scary for that individual. did they say something to the bus driver? did they confront him? >> well, he said he was very scared. he said he wasn't able to read or do any work. he did not confront the bus driver. he said that he was afraid to do that. he thought the driver might get angry. >> so which bus line was this?
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called a tripper bus, which goes from bethesda up to new york city. it's run by gunther charters. this morning the owner of the bus company tells me he called his driver, told them he was terminated and the driver said okay. >> all right. neil augenstein from our news partners at wtop. thank you for joining us with that exclusive story. thanks once again. the beginning of life. wherever in the world or however from the room that life begins, it always seems to be a miracle. and shaping that brand new human life in the earliest moments, days, years after birth is the subject of a brand new film presented by unicef. it was conceived and directed by brazilian film director estella renn renner. thanks for being wit
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>> it's beautiful. i was going to take a look at it and i couldn't stop watching. it's very, very well done. the things that we learn about babies is amazing. when did you decide you wanted to do this? incidentally it premiered at the united nations this week and had a viewing last night here in washington. everybody wants to know what made you decide to do this. >> because we have made so many films to help improve society. and we realize that if we invest in early childhood, this is our best chance. so this movie we made as a tool so other people can use this film as awareness to invest in early childhood development. >> your message seems to be that babies know a whole lot more and can do a whole lot more than we realize. they're not just a pink -- pretty pink blob that comes out and we have to wait a few years before they know anything, is that right? >> exactly. and the foundation that's building in the first few years it relies on us, o
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beings. so the interaction we have with them is going to give them this structure to become who they're supposed to become, the life that they are. >> you traveled all over the world to do this. many, many countries and you show babies being born and being raised in many different ways. there was one message that i think that we should hear. it's what one scientist said about babies not coming out as a blank slate. let's have a listen. >> instead of thinking of them as blank slates, really we're now realizing that they are the best scientists and the best learners that we know of in the universe. >> and that is part of your message, isn't it? >> yes, it is. because babies when they are born people think that they are blank slates skprks they are not. they are full of knowledge, but they depend on us to create a good environment for them to become what they are supposed to become. >> one of the things i learn from that is within days of being born babies can distinguish between languages, infants can know
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spanish as opposed to english, as opposed to french. how do they know that? >> i know. and also in the first few years of life is where they learn the most. and it builds the foundation for the whole humanity, for the society they're going to be. >> so do we learn about what we ought to be doing that we're not doing from this film? >> yes. and mainly we say all parents know what kids need. some parents think they don't have the means, the environment don't help them be the children they want to be. for example in some developing countries parents spend four hours on public transportation, or some countries don't give maternal leave as many months as they should, how can parents build their kids if the country, the dealmakers are not giving them this environment? >> brazil, the host of olympics coming up comes a wonderful film that i think is a real instructional pieceor
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thank you so much. >> thank you so much for having us. >> erika. thanks, barbara. the youngest champion in spelling bee history has someone to share his accomplishment with this morning. >> g-e-s-e-l-l-s-c-h-a-f-t. >> that is correct. >> you can see the other student sitting there waiting i know we're going to tie this. that's 11-year-old and 13-year-olds tied for the national spelling bee title last night. that happened even though the bee changed the rules to make a tie much, much more difficult. this is the third year in a row that the bee ended in a tie. both winners will take home $45,000 in cash and prizes, plus a very nice trophy of course congratulations to them. a treat for those of you staying in town this weekend. there's a new exhibit at the
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believe how young these talented artists are. take a look at this. it's a reminder of what this holiday really is all about, honoring service and those who died for our. teared up at west point's commencement last weekend. a cadet who came to the u.s. from haiti in 2009. ceremony moved him to tears and thinking of his future as well. and before he went to west point he served in the maryland army national guard. thank you to all of those men and women that have served our country and those that have paid the ultimate sacrif
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happening today, break out your swim suits if you dare. it's time to kick off pool season. d.c. mayor hosting an event this afternoon at the pool in southeast. all the district's pools and spray parks will officially open tomorrow. this memorial day weekend the facilities will operate from 12:00 p.m., that's noon, until 6:00 p.m. in the evening. for a look at pools opening near you this holiday weekend, open the nbc washington app, just search memorial day. got your bathing suits ready, ladies? >> maybe a couple more weeks. i like realized on tuesday it's like, oh, bathing suit season. now i'll start working
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[ laughter ] >> when you've got the warmwet tore go along with it. >> yes. >> now you're starting to feel the humidity. >> oh, man, it's awful out there. it was humid this morning, and it's going to be hazy, humid and hot as we continue into the afternoon. i shouldn't say it's awful considering we had temperatures in the 50s with rain for a good amount of time during may. so now that we get to the end of may and the unofficial start of summer, we're looking a lot better and we're warming up. already up to 80 degrees right now and we've got plenty of sunshine there. winds pumping out of the south pumping up that humidity right into our area. and we will continue to see some sunshine. now, we will start to cloud up a little bit as we get into the afternoon. but we're not looking at anything too bad out there. weather headlines, what we're looking at hot and humid. some storm chances. and it's cooler for, dot, dot, dot, sunday and monday, unfortunately. current temperatures out there right now it is 80 in washington. look at these temperatures 86 in leesburg already, 83
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fredericksburg. warming nicely as we continue into the rest of the afternoon temperatures around 90 degrees as we get into the afternoon. and as we head into your weekend we are looking at temperatures that will actually move up to right around 90 degrees. and then move back down for monday. and temperatures are not going to get out of the 70s on monday. plus we have some rain chances, so we're going to be talking about that and showing you on the seven-day coming up, guys. >> thank you, lauryn. are you ready for the best tasting burger in america? some say it is. we've got the guy with the recipes setting up to share it with you in just a little bit. >> i can't even focus it smells so good in here. >> it does. but first, the first grader in fight of her life, the serious support that she is getting from her classmates today.
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i'm molette green at the live desk with details coming in about a murder in southeast d.c. police just moments ago released the victim's name 29-year-old dmi trus stevenson shot to death in the 2700 block of langston place. there's video from the scene. this shooting happened just before 2:00 p.m. on thursday when officers from the seventh district arrived they found stevenson suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. he died at the hospital. d.c. police want to hear from
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and there is a $25,000 reward in this case. back to you. >> thanks, molette. it's 11:31 now. and here we go, the roads could get messy in the next couple of hours. you're looking live at 95 south near quantico. news 4's meagan mcgrath drives us live through the chesapeake bridge in just minutes. folks came prepared to join the millions flying friendly skies this weekend shs patient skies this weekend. starting early this morning lines were a little bit longer than usual and that's because tsa's experiencing some staffing issues. tsa has been a hot topic on capitol hill this week, mainly for its cap on full-time employment. meanwhile, the folks we spoke with say they were ready for anything. >> we came about a half hour earlier. >> no, no, nothing. it's been great. so far. >> but did you see the lines in atlanta this morning? my good ps.
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week alone some 70,000 american airlines customers missed flights due to security wait times. the main thing travelers need to remember, get to the airport at least, at least two hours early. >> even for domestic flights. right now is yoush best chance. just hours from now tons of people are going to be on the highway leaving for memorial day weekend. get away now if you can. >> yes. news 4's meagan mcgrath is live checking out the traffic right now. how are things look sng. >> we are just approaching the toll booth here, take a live look for yourself. we're in one of those ez pass only lanes here on the far right, and you can see, look, we are cruising right through. we didn't have to wait at all. now coming out the other side of the toll booth here we are seeing that merge. basically you have 11 toll booths, all of those lanes have to merge down to get into two lanes on the traditional eastbound span. now, within the last couple of hours right around
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add a third eastbound lane. so what they're doing is running that two-way traffic on what's traditionally the westbound span. so we have seen an extra lane added here. and it seems to be doing the trick. the idea here was that you leave early, by 11:00 or so, and that you should be okay. and that's what we're seeing, things are a-okay now. however things are beginning to stack up and build. 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. that's when we're expecting the more heavy traffic to really start causing some problems out here, for the moment everything is looking good. so if you haven't left, now is the time to go. back to you guys in the studio. hi. i'm social media editor britney johnson. if you're staying in town this weekend and looking for things to do, we have a full roundup of the events happening in our area such as the 29th annual rolling thunder, national memorial day parade and concert and other events as well. for more information just search
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back to you. some sounds and scenes from something coming your way this weekend. and take a look at some of the folks whose hearts of every kind will be part of a special cross cultural event at the smithsonian art and facilities building. part of asian american heritage month. here to tell us about this culture lab is ms. kim from the asian american welcome center. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> tell me about this asian flavor, this is happening saturday and sunday. we're not just talking food. >> that's right. thank you so much. this weekend we're having a large community festival of artists, over 40 artist who is are coming to celebrate asian pacific american heritage month from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. saturday and sunday. it's a free event. so when people come in they will see performance art, dancers, spoken word poets, muralists, a number -- and taste food, as you said. and it's a real opportunity. it's something
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the smithsonian. it's not your traditional exhibiti exhibition, but it is something we also have over a third of the artists from the d.c. region, so it is an opportunity to showcase the local -- the rich and vibrant local artistry. >> what is the purpose of the show? people going to go and spend time there what are you hoping is the ultimate takeaway for them? >> oh, that's great. we really wanted to -- for people to understand this rich and vibrant community of artists around the d.c. area. but also the asian pacific american center wanted to make sure that these artists and their interpretation of intersectionalty, which is really the intersection of communities that come together, not just asian pacific americans, but also communities of african-american communities, latinos, native americans. >> a blend. >> it is a very unique blending of all these communities coming together and how they negotiate conflict, how they influence one another, how they create coalitions and alliances. and we ask the artists to
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their artistry. >> so very quickly saturday and sunday, how do people get tickets? how do they get there? >> it's free. >> great. >> they come to the arts and industries building on the national mall. and come and experience everything. >> fantastic. jeanny kim, thank you very much for joining us. >> thank you. >> barbara, back over to you. all right. thank you very much. well, you're going to hear them before you see them. that's right. thousands of veterans are riding their motorcycles here for memorial day. it's all part of rolling thunder's ride for freedom. many are already in town will take part in a candle lit vigil at the vietnam veteran memorial and be at monday's memorial day services and you will hear them out there. congratulations to all the graduates at the u.s. naval academy. commencement starts a few hours ago. you're looking at video of the blue angels. they held a flyover at the ceremony and performed an air show in annapolis earlier
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week. we want you to know that we love you! >> right now at this moment this group of first graders is doing something that's pretty amazing. they're holding a special pep rally for a classmate who has cancer. chloe williams has a rare form of brain cancer, not only that she's been through multiple surgeries and she has another one coming up. her school wanted to do something special to energize chloe and her family, so they're holding courageous chloe day this morning. the event includes a pep rally that you just saw, a dance tribute and a marching band all for a little girl, her teachers and classmates say they absolutely adore. >> she loves learning. she loves being around her classmates. so she's just a joy. >> i just want to say love you. >> we love you, chloe. i hope you can come to school. and if you could come to school, we're going to give you hugs. >> chloe goes to benjamin
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academy, although she hasn't been able to come to class for a while. she came to school on a fire truck with lights and sirens going the other day. and apparently kids just loved it. >> you just have to really just love and admire just the sheer innocence that comes from their hearts when they just say we just want to play with you, we hope you get back, we love you. it's the best story of the day. >> just beautiful. and it is absolutely gorgeous out there. finally we are getting that heat that we have been asking for. but, will it stick around for the rest of the holiday weekend? your memorial day forecast in just a few minutes, plus -- oh! >> weather ripping across the plains and now we're learning it was now at havertys furniture, it's our annual memorial day sale. which means it's the perfect time to create the perfect home. now through may 30th, take an extra hundred dollars off
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of those tornadoes out west. it's amazing how close these people got to them. >> this is in central kansas where we're hearing no one was hurt, thankfully. however, as many as 25 homes were seriously damaged. some totally destroyed. news 4's molettreen has more on the severe weather from our live desk now. molette, what's happening? >> barbara, just in, two confirmed fatalities from those severe storms out in texas. first responders from washington county say one person drowned, the second person suffered a heart attack. rescue crews say another person is missing and are searching for that person right now. some of these water levels as high as 20 inches. we've been following these storms throughout the morning near austin and houston that brought this driving rain and flooded the roads. more than 50 roads closed right now. that is the latest. back to you. >> all right. molette, thanks so much. we know that area very well. that's where i grew up where they're gettio
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to be okay in that area. are we expecting anything like that? >> no, thank goodness we're not expecting anything like that. we could have a few showers and thunderstorms really into this weekend, but sunday and monday, maybe a few isolated ones tonight, but other than that nothing like what they're seeing out there. we're not expecting severe weather rk thank goodness. today looking good. we are going to have plenty of sunshine. it's going to be hazy, hot and humid. it's already hazy out there and the humidity is coming back and it is on the warm side. we'll continue to warm up to right around 90 degrees. yes, 90 degrees. before long we're going to be complaining about how hot it is. if you're traveling you can see high pressure in charge. we're looking good all the way through the mid atlantic. and if you're traveling up and down the east coast, still looking good up and down i-95. this is where they're talking about these storms right around there. again, that's not going to effect our area. they're just looking for that to stay south. now, what could affect our area later, some isolate ed chances showers and thunderstorms most
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that's what we're going to be looking at. there could be a few pop up east of the blue ridge mountains, but for the most part i-81. if your travels take you on that road, know later on this afternoon throughout this evening between 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. we could have showers and thunderstorms. we'll dry back out, tonight some sunshine, tomorrow looking good as you go through your saturday. you're waking up temperatures right around 70 degrees. and you'll feel that humidity on the increase. if you're headed to the beaches, we've been watching the system an area of low pressure that's going to be kind of hanging off the southeast coast. so cooler at the beaches, especially as we get a little more sunshine. and if you're virginia beach south all the way to wilmington, north carolina, looks like you'll have an increased chance of showers, both on sunday into monday, but most of that weekend looks good. now we've got that seven-day forecast, everybody wants to know exactly what to expect here in the d.c. area for sunday and monday, that forecast coming up, guys. >> all right. thank you. you hungry? >> yes please. >> we're minutes away from what some people call the best
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well, it's full steam ahead this summer now with memorial day just around the corner. 'tis the season for sizzling up a hot burger on the grill. well, yesterday erika checked out burgers and buns a-la south america, specifically peru, we're going out to santa barbara, california, for a burger recipe
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best burger in america. joining us is the guy bringing the west coast famous habit burger to our area and opening this weekend in rockville. people love this burger. of course many of us, like me, have never tasted it but we're going to get to do that today. >> absolutely, barbara. >> who've you got with you? >> this is marco. >> hi, marco. >> our retail district manager who comes around to all the restaurants. he's based out of florida, but he started in california. so he's been cooking burgers for a long time. >> this habit burger started off as a beach shack burger, right? >> beach shack in 1969. >> so it's been around about 40 years. tell us what makes a difference? you're going to make one up for us while we're talking. >> our burgers are fresh. a big part of it is made-to-order, so every order comes in it's made to order. very important. so right now we're finishing off the burger, melting the cheese on it. we cook everything on an open flame. that's very important to
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continues the burger. it's like this weekend, memorial day weekend, you're outside. >> having one at home, if we're going to try -- i know the best one will be at your shack. >> right. >> but if i'm doing at my shack, am i going out to buy what kind of ground beef am i going to look for? >> you want 100% ground beef usda ground beef. and you really want a thin patty, because on the grill if it's too thick, it's going to get too charred. >> people think you should start with thick. >> you want a thinner burger, you really do on the char broiling. the next thing is the grill needs to be hot. we cook our char burgers at 550 to 600 degrees. >> okay. >> but at home depends on what equipment you have you want to keep it shut. and then you want to season it before you put the burgers on. >> go for it. marco, you can start making it. let me ask you about condiments and things. first off take a look over here we've got some cheese, american cheese? >> good old american ch
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about. we let it melt, take from char broiler, on a griddle, in the restaurant we'd be using, and then melted cheese on it. he's building the burger. start with a toasted bun. very important. >> he said the bun is the most important elements, right? >> that is important even when you're at home char broiling at home is that well-toasted bun. very, very important. >> okay. >> toasted bun, mayo, pickles, fresh lettuce. >> what kind of pickles? >> tomato. the dill pickles the best. absolutely. this is a double char. >> oh, that looks great. >> so now add some sauteed onions. >> oh, you -- >> recaramelize our onions for about half an hour. >> how do you do that? chop up the onions? >> chop them up and use olive oil, seasoning and let them cook on the griddle and cook down. the longer they cook, the better they are. >> is that the secret ingredient? >> that's one of the secret
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ingredients, a little bit of everything. this is a double char burger. save this one for you. >> oh, look at that. >> you're hungry. toupt try one? >> listen, it's that kind of day, isn't it? this is the time of year that we all want -- oh, my gosh. >> there there we go. finished char burger, just like the picture. >> i'm going to try to make that one at home. i'm not going to bite it right now. >> i will. i will. >> oh, my gosh, it smells so good. wow. >> we have a couple events coming up. >> yeah, tell us about it. you've got some free burgers you're giving away. >> free burgers they're lined up around the building. >> that's out in rockville. >> in rockville, winter green plaza. >> all right. we're so glad you came. >> thank you, barbara. appreciate it. you want to take a bite? >> i'm going to have a bite, but i want you to make up one for erika too. >> absolutely. >> i will be the official taste tester, thank you very much. i'll take that job. it's going to be hard to top thos
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can we think we know one woman. remember grandma virginia? her special moment at nats park coming up after the break.
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i have your first 4 traffic and look at the roads on this memorial day weekend. so remember here are a couple of pointers for you. as for the bay bridge if you're headed out to the beach here are your best travel times, friday night after 10:00 p.m., saturday befor:
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this weekend. sunday and monday before 10:00 or after 10:00, just to kind of avoid the heart ache and headache of traveling out to the eastern shore. as for the express lanes in virginia, saturday normal, lanes reverse northbound at 2:00 in the afternoon. sunday northbound lanes shut down at 7:30 in the morning for rolling thunder and reopen at 11:00 in the north direction. of course washington going to be a bit busy as well. monday lanes open northbound all day, then we have a lot of parades around. national me memorial day parade on monday begins at the corner of constitution and seventh street. as for road closures we have the entire list on our nbc washington app. some of them sixth, ninth, 12th, 15th between pennsylvania and constitution, that is just some. now, of course more parades around town talking about falls church annual day memorial day, some road cur
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ceremony and parade will be 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at rockville town center, road closures there as well. have a great memorial day weekend. thanks, melissa. from the roads to the skies this will be a busy weekend for airports, but officials at bwi marshall tell us it's actually july that's the busiest month for them. >> yeah, but this is going to be a busy one too. one of the best ways to avoid the long lines that we've been seeing nationwide is the tsa precheck program. the tsa says 15,000 people a day are signing up for the fast line for july. you can get online and your birth certificate, passport and fingerprint for background check. it will be good for five years and allow you to keep your shoes, belts and light jackets on when you go through security. >> just like you're at the grocery store, you see the line for 15 items or fewer, that's going to go much quicker than the line with somebody with a huge basket of groceries. >> it costs $85 to sig
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only u.s. citizens are eligible for this. the tsa's website says it will typically take about five days for your approval to come through. if you're sticking around town this holiday weekend, check out our nbc washington app. we are breaking down the best events of the days of the weekend. just open it up and search memorial day weekend. we go to the woman of the hour, lauryn ricketts, give us that good news. >> i'll give you the good news, we're heating it up right in time for the unofficial start of summer, and also a weekend of remembrance. all right, yard work saturday or sunday get at it. it will be a great day. we have a few showers most likely sunday, the second part. few showers also maybe a few thunderstorms for the parades on sunday and through the day on monday. it's going to be a little sticky if you're headed to arlington national cemetery, especially on saturday, little cooler again with chances of some rain on sunday and monday. but we're heating things up to around 90 degrees today. and, again, your memorial day about a 50% chance of some showers and some thunderstorms. temperatures cool down o
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which is above normal for this time of year tuesday, wednesday we will have a chance for rain and showers on thursday and into friday of next week. but that's about it. all in all not too bad of a weekend. guys. >> thanks, lauryn. remember grandma virginia? her story went viral when she dantsed with president obama and the first lady at the white house. we couldn't resist another chance to show her dance moves. she's 107, okay. 107. mclaurin was honored at the nationals game last night. she met with nats manager dusty baker, got her own jersey. when you look at the jersey the number is 107, of course. that is how old she is. just absolutely incredible. i think she's everybody's grandma virginia. >> she's wonderful, isn't she? >> a doll. >> wants to teach us how to dance. >> pick up a few pointers from her absolutely. here's your burger. >> all
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