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south just a few hours from now a long-running tram awill to him to a close. >> former d.c. council member harry thomas, junior junior will be sentenced this morning months after pleading guilty to stealing more than $350,000 in city funds meant for children. an alleged police impersonator on the prowl in montgomery county. details on the disturbing crime that tipped off investigators. fox 5 morning news continues right now. live look outside. you can just about see nothing. >> except a couple of lights here and there. thursday, may 3rd, straight up 6:00. thank you for joining us. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons. thank you for watching fox 5 morning news. let's say good morning now to tucker barnes. he's got the late on the
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weather. i think that pirveght says it all. >> we've got a little bit of everything out there. we've got showers and thunderstorms in spots. we've got some cool temperatures. -- i think that picture says it all. >> a buffet. >> all you can eat. never get too much of this stuff. you can seat showers and thunderstorms kind of diving down from the north this morning. parts of the area i think as close as about columbia and ellicott city getting some shower activity. across the bay up towards chestertown. here in washington, fog, mist, and some cool temperatures. right now at reagan national, 57 degrees. there is your humidity way up. 87%. winds are out of the east at 10. this is a maritime layer. the air is coming off the ocean. that is why we're kind of locked in the cool temporarily with that high pressure. but things will be changing big time later today. we'll warm up into the mid-80s
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this afternoon. 58 in washington. w.a few scattered showers and thunderstorms mid- to late afternoon lingering into the evening hours. warmer than yesterday. >> we lost warm temperatures. >> so does julie wright. how are thing looking on the roadways? >> not too bad. the lanes are open top side of the roadway between college park and bethesda. inbound on 50 good to go coming in through annapolis, bowie, riverdale and cheverly. no problems to report on 295 through the inbound bridge. you will find lanes are open southbound along 270 as you work your way in from 109 head the out towards rockville and northbound 95. earlier incident we had in the express lanes still there on the shoulder. no delay at this point. northbound 95 starting to slow a bit leaving woodbridge headed up towards newington. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. etraffic. >> thank you. new this morning, a man and
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woman are stabbed in the district and the search for their attacker continues. this happened late last night in the 1700 block of 27th street southeast. the woman went to the hospital in critical condition. the man was doing a bit better. the suspect was last seen running towards texas avenue. a look at the morning's other top stories. former d.c. council member harry thomas, jr. will be sentenced today for embezzling more than $300,000 meant for d.c. youth programs. he resigned after being convicted in january. thomas' lawyers have asked the judge to consider his time spent in public service and believe a year and a half in prison would be fair. >> rather than facing a four- year term on the d.c. council, he will face the prospect of serving three to four years in prison. >> he has a wonderful wife, mom, wonderful family. i extend my heart to them in hopes they will be able to get
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through this. >> the sentencing hearing will start at 9:30 in federal court this morning. we will be life outside the courthouse all morning long. coming up in 25 minutes, mark blot kip weighs in on whether thomas will go directly to jail after being sentenced. your help is needed to find a 12-year-old girl from fairfax county who has been missing for almost a week now. we'll put her picture up here on the screen. there she is. this is ashley may o'brien. she left her home on oak leaf drive in the mount vice president object area to go tie friend's house butter in arrived there. that was last friday afternoon. ashley was last seen wearing a red and white jacket and yellow athletic shorts. a virginia mother convicted of child abuse will be sentenced today. christina moore admitted to nailing a piece of drywall over a pedestrian room doorway so her three young children couldn't get out. they were ages four, three and 18 months at the time of her
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arrest in bristow in march of 2011. montgomery county police are on the hunt for a man they believe is pretending to be a police officer. this after a woman says she was robbed by the impersonator. now, it happened yesterday morning on avenel road in avril spring. a woman says a man driving an up marked black car flashed a badge at her and called out saying he was a police officer. she says he honked at her until she finally pulled over. he stole her purse and cell phone and took off. maryland lawmakers will meet in a special session to vied what is being called a doomsday budget. governor mart ino'malley and the house and senate leaders have agreed that legislators will go back to annapolis on may 14th. the general assembly needs to make changes to the budget to avoid $500 million in cuts that would go into effect in july. the special session should last only a day or two. ay or two. michelle bachmann is endorsing mitt romney. she will report lid make the
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endorsement later today in portsmouth, virginia. the presumptive nominee mitt romney was in chantilly yesterday slamming president obama for taking school choice away from parents in d.c. >> they stood in long lines to be able to go to charter schools in washington, d.c. the president shut that down. the people ask me, what would you do to get the economy going. i say look at what the president has done and do the opposite. >> also on the campaign trail yesterday, newt gingrich officially announced he is out of the race for the republican nomination at an event in arlington. >> i'm asked sometimes is mitt romney conservative enough? and my answer is simple. compared to barack obama? >> gingrich urged conservatives to back romney but in his remarks, the former speaker of the house never used the word endorse. that could happen in the coming weeks. president obama has no public events planned today.
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he returned to the white house yesterday following an unannounced trip to afghanistan. now, this evening, he will welcome lawmakers, community leaders and others to an early cinco de mayo celebration in the rose garden. developing in china, a blind legal activist is asking the u.s. for help getting out of china. yesterday, he said he would not seek asylum. but after he arrived at a beijing medical facility, he said he feared for the safety of his family and is now asking president obama to intervene. the case is overshadows today's high-level talk between secretary hillary clinton and chinese officials. also making headlines this morning, a woman scorned, a dramatic display of anger by the late wife of john edwards retold on the witness stand. the family of football great junior seau addressing rumors of what led to his apparent suicide. fox 5 morning news is back in a moment. 
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testimony from a former advisor to john edwards is making headlines this morning. he took the stand yesterday describing elizabeth edwards reaction to the report that her husband was having an affair. the former aide said she confronted him in a parking lot and in a fit of rage, she apparently ripped off her shirt in front of her husband's staff. during yesterday's proceedings, edwards' daughter left the courtroom in tears. m in tears. junior seau's family is not blaming the ffl for his apparent suicide. tmz is reporting that he never complained about concussion- related medical problems and didn't appear to be suffering from depression. there have been reports that
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seau shot himself in the chest so scientists could study his brain. their teen people are now charged in the haying death after i university drum major. -- in the hazing death of a university drum major. -- thirteen people are now charged in the hazing death of a university drum major. last night's caps-rangers game stretching into triple overnight. i don't know if you guys stayed up for that. we'll have a look at the highlights later this hour if you didn't. >> first, we'll check in with tucker barnes for your full forecast and look at that. we'll find out how much longer these summer-like temperatures and all this weather will stick around and all that fog out there. fox 5 morning news will be right back in a moment. [ female announcer ] safeway presents
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change. we've got a lot of thing change going on today. we know there is a lot of fog out there. you can see the fog right there on the screen. lights coming in. >> it is hard to see a little bit. >> the you should have seep the picture -- you probably did because you were with us when we went to commercial. there was another picture where we were showing where it was fig and all you could see was little dots. >> chain of fools, aretha franklin. >> she kind of of looked over at us when she said that. did you notice that. >> i did notice that. >> i don't know what you're talking about. >> she kind of gazed at me for an extra second. >> in the mid all of a chain of fools. i'm kidding. you know i love you. >> showing you a live shot. we have some fog across the
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area. this is a maritime layer. summertime temperatures will be back. we'll be back in the humidity and the warmer temperatures expected as well as we should storms out in the 1r0. there and a few more in the forecast later today. most of the day will be dry. i think we'll see some partial sunshine, hot on friday. high temperature tomorrow, mid- to upper 80s. by sunday and monday, our temperatures back into the 70s. into northern autopsy arundel county, get something light showers. all of this has been pushing across the bay and then south and east. i don't think that most of the immediate washington area if you are south and west of the area, you will see much early today. later this afternoon, we'll get a few more pop-occupy showers and thunderstorms developing. it is certainly possible that you could see a shower or thunderstorm then. you can see it driving down to the south and east and out to sea it will go.
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this will be out of here shortly and then we'll be looking at a mix of clouds and sunshine today. just like the last couple of days. not going to be a perfectly sunny day but we'll have period of sunshine building in. frontal system all the way to the mountains. that is why we're in the cooler regime of air this morning. that will last a north and east later today. we are expecting high temperatures back into the 80s for much of the yard later today. 57 right now in washington. so we're a little cool. 62 in quantico. 55 with some rain showers in baltimore at the moment. here is your forecast, mix of clouds and sun. scattered showers and thunderstorms back in the forecast. again, most of the day dry for you. maybe a 30% chance you will see the storms later today. # 5 your daytime high. wind south and west at five to 10. mild overnight and 66 degrees. could be an early shower or storm. it will dissipate and we'll be left with just kind of partial cloudiness during the overnight hours. hot one tomorrow at # 7 up ahead our front. lots of humidity too.
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-- hot one tomorrow at # -- at 87 up ahead of our front. >> i like it when wisdom is on the set. the music is better. yesterday, we had stevie wonder and today we had aretha frank lip. >> that is his personal music list. >> the question is does he have all of that on vinyl. >> you have h. to go there. >> wisdom and i are friend. tucker and i, that is a different story. lanes are open traveling south out of germantown. southbound here at route 80 in urbana, you are down to about 28 miles per hour as you head out toward the scale. 66 down to about 34 miles per hour as you travel inside of the beltway at fairfax drive. we have some slow downs there on the eastbound side of nix leaving manassas to the car rest area. outer loop of the beltway, again, below speed leaving university boulevard trying to get past colesville road. that's a check of your fox 5
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on-timetraffic. raffic. all right. late night heart break for caps fans. they lost to the rangers 2-1 in triple overtime. the caps now trail the best of seven series two games to one. we have agot dave ross in to talk more about that all morning long. now, the caps play again this saturday at verizon center. because of the game, a local group is asking metro to put off plans to start some track work this weekend. the montgomery county-based action commitee for transit sent a letter to metro's general manager raising concerns that service won't be able to keep up with the demand especially on the red line. now, metro is planning track work this weekend on the red, green, orange and blue lines. the yellow line will also be impacted because of the work on the green line. we are also monitoring metro for you this morning. and local leaders, they are still trying to agree on a deal for the silver line second phase of construction. transportation secretary ray lahood hosted a meeting
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yesterday to discuss their differences. some virginia lawmakers along with leaders in loudoun county feel the current agreement is a pro-labor union deal. they have pushed officials to withhold funding until the airports authority which is overseeing the construction changes the incentive. this part of the silver line will go through dulles airport to loudoun county. coming up income we'll go live to fox business network in new york to find out why taring is dropping a popular product -- why target is dropping a popular product. >> the scream sold for nearly $120 million. the piece painted in 195 was purchased by appear undisclosed buyer. buyer. -- an undisclosed buyer. [ banker ] mike and brenda found a house that they really wanted.
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it was a moody day on the market. target says good-bye to kindle. lauren simonetti with fox business network is live with the business beat. >> good morning. >> may is not starting out too well for the markets, is it? >> very fickle month. we keep getting conflicting data on the health of the u.s. economy. one day it is strong, the next day we're really disappointed. but we are concerned about a private employment report that showed a big drop in the number of private jobs create in the month of april. that is one of the ropes the dow is down nearly 11 points yesterday. and it is making investors nervous for what is going to happen tomorrow when we get the big government jobs report for april. so conflicting signals on the economy has investors just sitting on their hands and waiting for what to do. >> that moody market, missed messages, my gosh. >> let's talk about target now. it is saying no more to the kindle in its stores. what is going on here? >> i know. really strange move because the
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kindle was a great seller at target. they will no longer have amazon products including the kindle e- reader and the kindle fire tablet as soon as this month. in all of their 1700 stores across the nation as well as on their web site. the last amazon order scheduled to hit target is on may 13th. so it will be interesting how long it will take to sell out of those before they don't get anymore. it is also interesting that guess what is coming to many target stores? the mini apple shops that are setting up in some of them. apple's ipad is amazon kindle's biggest competitor. >> trying to keep it in the stores. it seems like that best buy issue that they have people coming in just to use it as a showcase and ordering everything online. >> kind of the same problem. target is seeing that too. >> thank you so much. we'll talk to you tomorrow. >> all right. coming up next, caps fans cannot catch a break. dave ross is here with the play
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by play of last night's triple overtime loss to the rangers. also head, he admit to stealing thousands of dollars in city money meant for children to pay for his lavish lifestyle. harry thomas, jr. will learn his fate. fox 5 morning news way be back in a moment.   -- will be back in a moment  i should be arrested for crimes against potted plant-kind.
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welcome back. is the fog gone? >> just a new shot. >> a lot of brake lights out there as people are getting ready to start their day. that is 395 and duke street. >> welcome back. >> there is still some fog around? >> it depends on where you're getting up and out the door this morning. we have fog across parts of the area. we have rain showers and thunderstorms. >> there you go. >> i think that is our tower cam here in northwest washington. that is 700 feet up. >> we might expect some clouds up there occasionally.
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>> there is another shot. >> it is still around. >> thank you. >> they were right on it. >> let's get right to the satellite-radar. let me show you the shower and thunderstorm activity which is just off to the north. it has been diving down generally towards the wash area. it has been slipping to the south and east. i don't think most of us will see these immediate morning rain showers unless you are watching to the north. if you are up towards colombia, get up towards baltimore, you might be dealing with a few of these showers. here in the immediate washington area, just cloud cover and a little fog to start your day. temperature at reagan national, 57 degrees. cool start to your day. 55 in baltimore. we are expecting highs in the mid-80s later today but just like yesterday, it will be a close call. that front is literally hanging right across the area so just like yesterday, parts of the area may be well into the 1r0. if you are closer to the bay, you maw be hanging out in the mid-70s later this affect. here is your school bus forecast. i can guarantee everybody will have fun at school today. that is my forecast.
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most hi cloudy and cool temperatures. light jacket here this morning. won't need it later today. >> it will warm up. >> i felt that yesterday. i'm like what am i doing. it was a little chilly when we first started the day. let's start with julie wright. >> i do have to ask though, wisdom, is that the school bus or the double dutch bus. >> it probably starts out as the school bus and turns into the double dutch bus. >> i you got to shuffle your feet. love that song. >> i remember that song. >> if you are traveling eastbound along 66, you are below speed coming out of manassas towards centreville. no incidents to report as you approach 28. another stretch of delays from fair oaks to vienna. 395, below speed duke street to seminary road. all lanes open on the beltway between anden dale and merrifield. the top side below speed
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leaving college park headed around towards university boulevard. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. etraffic. the big story this porn, harry thomas, junior junior learns his fate today. >> the former d.c. councilman will be sentenced for embezzling hundreds. thousands of dollars in city money. melanie alnwick is live with the story. >> wisdom, lawyers for harry thomas jr. are pushing hard for that lighter sentence for their client. they accused federal prosecutors of stretching the facts and ignoring the former councilman's continue biewgs to the community. thomas pled guilty to federal traction and theft charges. prosecutors say harry thomas, jr. sped up his scheme to steal public money almost immediately upon taking office as the ward five councilman in february of 2007 and that the scheme continued for several years. city grant money intended for youth recreation programs was instead funneled to thomas'
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personal accounts. in all, $353,000 was spent on luxury suvs, laugh invacations, clothing and restaurants. -- lavish vacations. the government is asking for four jurors and it could be a quick hearing. >> i've been told the u.s. attorney will not be there and will not make a statement and that they will let probably harry thomas, jr. report voluntarily. that's won't be taken from the courtroom and incars ratedded. thomas will have the opportunity to address the judge in court this morning. we do not know yet when he plans to do so. back to you. back to you. >> thank you. a verdict that found virginia tech negligent in the 2000 shooting rampage is being challenged. the suit was brought forward by the families of two victims who felt their daughters might have
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survived if students were warned earlier. attorneys for the state argue the jury's guilty renzo heredia val d'isere not supported by evidence presented during the trial last march. in our other top stories, a falls church politician is convicted of molesting two girls. a jury in arlington county gardner guilty of molesting girls during a sleep overfor his daughter. he took the stand and denied all the charges. montgomery county police are on the hunt for a man they believe is impersonating a police officer. a woman says she was robbed on avenel road in silver spring yesterday morning by a man carrying a badge. the car he was driving did not have lights or sirens but the woman says he was honking and drive ago long side her until she finally pulled over. he stole her purse and cell phone and then took off. took last night, triple overtime, yes triple overtime. another dramatic night. >> two weren't enough. we had to go three. >> for good games, it make for
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i agood game but they are going to give aussie heart attack. >> plus i'm not dog to get any sleep. i specifically didn't go to the game. i said it is a school night. i'll watch from home so i can be in bed by 10:30. 10:30! it was apparently a nightmare getting out of there. we thought when john carlson did this and we're tied up at one, we're going to get this thing. alex ovechkin, the horn went off. they thought it was over. dennis wideman and chimera.
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that post. you couldn't get it past the post. here we go. right there. >> he got it past the post. >> he got it right through the hole. holtby was great. when you play essentially six periods of hockey, he played almost the equivalent of two games in one and you give up two shots, man, it is hard to have any fault with braden holtby. they played their hearts out. as wisdom and i talked last hour, let's hope they can rebound and saturday, 12:30, you got a day and a half to get ready if a big game four. you got to win game four and tie this up before you go back up to new york. last night in nats park, we saw bryce harper again playing center field showing off his cannon of a right arm. nobody is rubbing on this kid. i don't mow if sarah like the hair cut. >> it is weird. >> it is a faux hawk.
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>> or a skullet. >> or what? a skullet. >> did you get that on the double dutch bus? >> maybe i did. >> here is bryce running the bases. coming in hard. knocks the ball out. he has the presence of puget sound to go back and touch home flight 800. he would have been out. he knocks the ball out of catcher's glove. he's got spunk. >> and a skullet. >> ian desmond, two outs. price harp ore second. did he get enough of it. >> you bet. a walk-off two-run home run for ian desmond. that breaks a five-game losing skid and the national back in the win column. abiocor it is coincidental they are getting some offense and bryce harper is a big reason why. >> deserves to be in the big league. >> i will. >> coming up this saturday. >> coming up next on fox 5 morning news, the national mall
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we are about to find out what osama bin laden's last words were. the army is making the documents available on the internet later this morning. in his final days, bin laden struggled to command the attention of his terror network and tried on get his 20-year- old son to leave while trying to recruit young muslims to al- qaeda. big changes are coming to the national mall. restaurants and improved pedestrian access to the eyedal basin are among the elements of the winning design being announced later today by the trust for the national mall. the nonprofit organization held
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a competition to revamp the site. to see some of the renderings, you go to our web site, myfoxdc.com. michelle bachmann is endorsing mitt romney. the minnesota congresswoman is reportedly going to make the endorsement later on today in portsmouth, virginia. >> meanwhile, newt gingrich made his withdrawal official at the appearance in arlington, virginia. as fox 5's tom fitzgerald reports, romney stopped in chantilly. >> in a female owned chantilly, virginia company that builds exhibits and displays, it was ann rome me who was front and center. >> we appreciate all these women being here. >> reporter: the gender gap is a big focus of both campaigns. for romney, that meant zeroing in on pocketbook issues affected by the economy. >> it is movies not attended. it is meals that wrptd as fancy as perhaps they were a few years ago. >> reporter: romney also tried to frame the president as being
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too friendly with teachers unions and not supporting charter schools. >> they stood in long lines to be able to go to charter schools in washington, d.c. the president shut that down. >> reporter: virginia is not only a battleground. right now, it is razor thin. not for away in arlington, another candidate told them good-bye. >> today, i am suspending the campaign. >> former speaker newt gingrich announced his race was over but would work to elect the republican nominee. >> but suspending the campaign does not mean suspending citizenship. >> reporter: back outside the romney rally, other citizens truck up an active debate.
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along with a small group of delegates, virginia delegate harrigan insisted if romney puts mcdonnell on the ticket, the president will still hold virginia. >> the only successes have actually related to the national policies of president obama. >> reporter: but with the con vehicle still four months away, romney is talking less about vice presidents than he is the current president. >> people ask me what would you do to get the economy going? i say well, look at what the president has done and do the opposite. >> in chantilly, virginia, tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >> roam we'll be at the white house today where he welcomes lawmakers, community leaders and others to an early cinco de mayo celebration in the rose garden. >> cinco de mayo. >> how is that going to be look something. >> it's going to be looking hot. >> okay. >> got on get in the spirit. >> a lot of people -- >> i lived in san diego one year for cinco de mayo. the party was incredible.
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>> i lived out west for some cinco de mayo parties that were pretty big too. this is back when i was younger doing some other things. >> i'm up pressed you remembered that party in san diego. >> i didn't say i remembered the party. >> it was good. i remember it was cinco de mayo. of course, i remember the party. let's get right to the -- save me, sarah. the showers moving in from the north and east. they are not terribly impressive and they've been falling apart here in the last 15 minutes or so. still some light showers there, inner harbor, baltimore, working down into northern portions of anne arundel county, severna park and pasadena getting some light showers. as i mentioned, they've been falling apart here in the last 15 minutes or so. we've got some stable air kind of overhead here in the immediate washington area. let's move o let me show you the satellite picture. you will see the showers diving down from the north and then kind of fading off here to the south and east. maybe another shower early this morning.
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then we'll be dealing with the cloudiness. eventually partial sunshine just like yesterday. i think we'll be see something sun and warmer temperatures too. we have a frontal system just out to the west. that is expected to lift off to the north and east today. you get far enough north and east, we'll be into the summertime heat. our afternoon high temperatures, believe it or not, are going to top out in the mid-80s later this afternoon and when we get into the summer air mass, it is possible we could kick up a shower or thunderstorm a little better this afternoon as well. temperatures right now are rather cool. we've got the maritime layer working in with winds out of the east here. 57 at reagan national. 55 at n. manassas and let's see, 62 in quantico. here is your five-day forecast later this affect. with that heat, 85 degrees. the front won't be too far away. # 7 tomorrow. we'll get a cold front in here tomorrow afternoon, tomorrow night. that could kick off another round of scattered showers and storms actually little cooler this weekend particularly by saturday and sunday.
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daytime highs back into the low to mid-70s. we'll be a little up and down for the next few days way few storms back in the forecast. again, not going to rain all day. >> guess who is here. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> you know what it is time for. >> what time is it, tony? >> it is time for ask the weather guys. yes, indeedy, it is the segment where tucker barnes and i put our big heads together to answer your most pressing questions, weather-related or otherwise. today's question comes from julia stockton. she writes, the unusual weather we've had this winter has occurred in the past. what type of weather follow this is strange weather pattern? is it back to normal. or does it change. just wondering about what the summer will bring. >> it is a complicated question, of course. >> it is a complicated question. now, correct me if i'm wrong. i think that generally speaking, the fact that we have
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had a mild winter does not necessarily mean anything about the upcoming summer. >> i think you addressed this in one of your questions or something earlier? >> a question close to this. of a done a lot of research on. this no direct correlation between a very warm winter and then a hot summer. it doesn't mean that we won't have a hot summer but we can't say because we had a warm winter, we'll have a hot summer. there are some indications we'll have a cooler summer than what we had the last few summers. there is a built of a correlation between a lack of snowfall in the winter. remember, when we only had 2 inches of snow. the coarse popping summers have a tendency to be a little cooler than normal. nobody knows why. that happens to be the case. >> do they tend to be drier than normal? >> in some cases, they are drier than normal. again, this is not enough -- is in there is no correlation. >> here is the thing. when it comes to what is going
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to happen in the summer that comes right after a mild winter. generally speaking, there is no direct correlation but in terms of lie longer-term trends and tucker can speak to this as a climatologist, you know in general, in longer trends, it might indicate something. you know, if we have a couple of mild winters in a row, that might indicate that we're in a certain period of time. but in terms of like the direct -- the summer right after, not necessarily. >> and what a lot of people blame for the warm winter that la nina pattern that we are sort of stuck in, that has started to really fall part here in the last couple of week. we are no longer going to be in a la nina pattern this summer. remember, the last couple of summers, we were extraordinarily hot. the first predicts on hurricane season are that it will be below normal hurricane season so keep our fingers crossed that maybe we won't have as many hurricanes as last year.
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i want to pass on this fascinating fact. april this year was cooler at dulles airport than march was. first time in history that has ever happened. for the month. >> we had those 80-degree days in march. >> it was save a warm march, that it was cooler in april. -- it was such a warm march, that it was cooler in april. >> we don't know what is going to happen this summer. can t. could be anything? >> yeah. we know it will be hot. we just don't know how hot. >> it is always hot around here in the summer. >> of course. >> just can't tell for sure. we have to wait and see. >> i would say an average summer. that is my forecast. >> okay. >> double dutch bus. >> i love it.
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>> you and julie were talking about this. >> i remember this song. >> that is not the original though. >> you and i know this. >> oh, no,. >> that is a kind of remix. >> we need some original. >> franky knuckles smith? >> all i know is -- >> we got to get out of here. >> listen, we want to remind you, if you've got a question you want answered, go to myfoxdc.com, click on the weather tab. now, you want to remind them about weather day. >> your turn. >> special reminder. this is the second annual event. tucker barnes and i hanging out with the washington nationals. coming up on may 15th. myself, tucker, sue palka will be there this year. we will be at the ballpark that morning with thousands of school kids from across the region. the kids will see a special weather presentation. we'll meet as many of then as we can and answer questions. and then the kids get to stay for the game. what typically happens is
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schools bring bus loads of kids out f you are interested, you are can bring your kids out. go to our web site at myfoxdc.com. we'll put new touch with the nationals or it will say there or you can go right to the nationals website. >> difficult to get some work dub in here. you got the double dutch bus song started in here. >> tass all they're talking about now. >> i remember that one, julie. like dave s dave ross. ross though. >> i'm telling you. get dave is on up there. >> wow! >> he looked at me and said what is that i said i don't know either. >> i had to break it down for them. >> care a our news anchor, our educated news anchor, says i weren't on that bus -- >> sarah, our news anchor, our
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educated news anchor, says i weren't on that bus. >> she should have been on some bus with that english. eastbound along 66, we've got the delays coming in out of centreville headed over towards fair oaks. right now, about a 14-minute institute as you work rs -- commute as you work your way eastbound. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. -timetraffic. looking for i new way to get around possibly? >> possibly. you can get a few ideas from the creative minds behind the kinetic sculpture race. holly is live in baltimore with more on the imagination that goes into this very, very cool event. ♪
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>> good morning i am holly morris. if you are a creative genius
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who likes to tinker in your backyard or garage, well, then i have the event for you, kinetic, scum which you are race. -- sculpture race. we are here giving a preview of totally imaginative, human powered vehicles, operated by these kinetic not, these vehicles are designed to go through harbour water, and they are all made of recycled bicycle parts. this morning we will talk about the rules, talk to a couple teams talk about how you can be a spectator and come in and get in on the fun yourself. wisdom and sarah. thank you holly. >> time to say good morning to today's facebook fan of the day, paul ettte johnson she is
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