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we are keeping an eye on the chances for severe weather later today. >> thing look quiet now but it could be a different scene by this afternoon and this evening. tucker has your full forecast. >> five children in critical condition right now after they were hit by an suv in front of a home. fox 5 morning news continues right now. t now. it is friday, june 1st. this is the day i always say did i pay all my bills for the
end of the month? this is all a day where you need to prepare for changes in the forecast eventually. looking calm outside right now as tony just said. tucker says be prepared. starting later today, we might see a completely different story. thank you for joining us. i'm will thomas. >> i'm tony perkins in for sarah simmons. we hope she is feeling better. let's get right to tucker. >> clouds moving in overnight. we're talking about the potential for some severe weather later today. it is not a definite. certainly the possibility we could get some strong thunderstorms later this afternoon with a cold front. let's kick it off. cloud cover, you saw it in the live shot. showers moving in to the district and point just south here this morning. this is the warm front. there will be many chapters to the story. the first is the warm front. maybe a little sunshine midday. and later this afternoon, a cold front will come steaming
in. if we can get enough warm and humid air up ahead of that front later today, we could see the potential for some pretty strong thunderstorms. temperature right now at reagan national, 71 degrees. humidity, 78%. we are back into the soup. here is your forecast for today. a mix of a little bit of everything. we'll see a little bit of sunshine here midday. look out for the afternoon thunderstorms. you want to try to time it out i would say any time after about 3:00, 4:00, working west to east through about 9:00 or 10:00 tonight. that ill with be the sort of bull's high time period. the. >> were wear and more humid it gets during the day today, that increases the likelihood. >> the more sunshine we see during the middle of the day, the worse the storm will be later this afternoon. >> thank you, sir. >> as the day progresses, it will be more clear whether that possibility really does become a reality, right? >> of course. as we get closer, we'll be able to tell. >> let's go to julie wright to find out what is happening on the roadways. >> i feel like i'm part of the man show today. >> right now, it is.
>> you kind of of are. >> that is why we're glad you're here. >> i don't think i have the right equipment to be part of that show. on the roads this morning, we're talking about the inner loop of the beltway and we're talking about the commute along 66 already heavy and slow as you work your way in from fair oaks towards 123. we say good morning it our waze fans. already joining us this morning out here on the roads talking about what is happening here. we say good morning to paula rhodes traveling about 40 miles per hour heading northbound on 395 trying to work her way past shirlington and continue up and across the 14th street bridge. you notice down on the bottom of the screen, the slow downas you work your way cross the wilson bridge. we have tie-ups to report here. heavy volume as you work your way out of maryland headed into virginia. this is why. overnight construction on the inner loop of the beltway started about 8:00. they've narrowed the through lanes down to one lane on the virginia side. that is why it is so low. inner loop of the beltway very slow coming across the bridge
headed over to telegraph road. those through lanes have been narrowed down to one lane as you make your trip across the bridge. you will want to forget about the construction. man on making the commute out of uke op hill into months local lanes as you travel from maryland into virginia. >> thank you. five young children are in the hospital this morning after being hit by an suv in prince george's county. >> this happened last night on hannon street? hyattsville and that is what fox 5's sherry ly is live with the latest on this investigation. >> reporter: those five children are in critical condition this morning. they were hit by an suv in a driveway just down the street here. it is about three houses down here on hannon street and this morning, we got a better look at some of the damage left behind. police say the suv was backing up when it hit the five children and then ended up lodged in the garage causing significant damage to that. the house is in the 2200 block of hannon street in the
lewisdale section of hyattsville. police say the driver apparently did not see the children in the driveway. this was the scene ight. the accident happened around 8:45. the five kids range in age from 1 1/2 to 11 years old. they were rushed to children's hospital. police say medics had to perform cpr on at least one of them. the police believe the families of all the churn have been notified. driver's name has not been released and so far, no charges have been filed. there are still a lot of details that we don't know at this point. what police are telling us is that the suv was backing up but it is unclear if it was backing into the driveway or backing out of the driveway. no charges at this point have been filed against the driver that we know of. this investigation though continues. that is the latest here in hyattsville. back to you. >> thank you. in this morning's other top stories, the search for a missing man leads to a murder
arrest. now, i have to warn you that the details of this story are disturbing and not appropriate for children. police say 21-year-old morgan state university student alexander kinyua has admitted to killing his house mate and then eating parts of the body. earlier this week, detectives found some of of the remaining body parts in the house he shared with his family and the victim. his father had reported the victim missing last week. t wee the late of the now from the campaign trail. president obama heads to the midwest this morning. he will speak at a honey well plant in minnesota and he is off late are to chicago to campaign for more money and more support. another endorsement for republican presidential nominee mitt romney. yesterday, former first lady nancy reagan officially announced her support. romney and his wife visited mrs. reagan at their los angeles home. in a statement, mrs. reagan said, as press, romney would
provide leadership that, quote, our country so desperately needs. the trial of former presidential candidate john edwards is over. edwards was accused of using campaign donations to hide his pregnant mistress. yesterday, jurors in the case found him not guilty of con campaign corruption charge. >> a mistrial was declared when the jury could not receive reach a decision on the other charges. edwards made a very public admission about his personal life. >> if i want to find the person who should be held accountable for my sins, honestly, i don't have to go any further than the mirror. it is me. it is me and me alone. >> the jury's decision will be reviewed sometime during the next few days but sources familiar with the case say it is unlikely it will be retried. up next here on fox 5 morning news, president bush back at the white house yesterday looking for those missing neck ties. maybe not.
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defense secretary lee op panetta is talking about the possibility of u.s. military involvement in syria. yesterday, he told the reporters that the pentagon is planning for, quote, any contingency. however, he says he does not see troops deployed without a u.n. security council. a strong sign the gay marriage debate is heading to the u.s. supreme court. yesterday, a federal appeals court in boston ruled that parts of the defense of marriage act are unconstitutional. namely, the dame of federal
benefits to same-sex couples. that includes the ability to file joint tax returns. the white house says it can't predict what is next for the case but the ruling is in line with president obama's support of same-sex marriage. former president george w. bush was back at the white house yesterday. president and mrs. obama hosted mr. bush and former first lady laura bush for the unveiling of their fill portraits. bush took the opportunity to add a little humor to the ceremony. >> i'm also pleased, mr. president, that, when you are wand aring these halls as you wrestle with tough decisions, you will now be able to gaze at this portrait and ask, what would george do. >> that is funny. former president george h. w. bush was also in the audience. the younger bush thanked his father if his unconditional love. i love to see the former presidents get together. i really do. >> nice to so a softer side.
>> what they didn't show is when he said what would george do, obama did a spit take. i joke. >> we are keeping a close eye on the forecast today. >> there is a threat of severe weather this afternoon and tonight. we'll check in with talker when fox 5 morning news continues. [ female announcer ] introducing coffee-mate natural bliss.
get you moving this morning. a celebration of chuck brown's life at the d.c. convention cent are yesterday. huge crowds once again turned out for a public memorial service honoring the late godfather of go-go. -- at the d.c. convention center yesterday. >> he said he wants to name a park in the district, the mayor
does. >> kwame brown is talking about maybe a go-go hall of fame. it could be great >> all kind of stuff. there is a live lock outside. not a bad-looking picture, tucker barnes. we know there could be some heavy weather later today. >> certainly a possibility of it. you can see in the live shot, the cloud have moved back in after a gorgeous day yesterday. >> it was beautiful as you promised. yesterday worked out well. today, morning showers, man a little sunshine but the warmth and humidity back. later today, we'll see what kind of fireworks we get in the way of big thunderstorms. certainly a possibility. let's get right to the radar. let me show you the shower activity moving through at the moment. probably enough to wet the roadways and slow your commute for you. this is actually the warm front that is lifting through southwest to northeast. you can see it is getting better and better doe newported here in the last couple of frames. shower activity stretching from one chester through reston, just south and west of
washington here now into portions of southern maryland, waldorf, chesapeake beach. a pretty good shower there just to the south and west of chesapeake beach. we'll start to see some breaks in the clouds and maybe a little sunshine during the course of the day. that sunshine will only help drive these storms later this afternoon. let me show you the big are picture here. let me show you the cold front off to the west. there you go. you can really see it. no severe weather at this hour but there is the potential as we've got a pretty bod jet stream and if we get enough warm air in here that we could see some strong thunderstorms later today. that would include cloud-to- ground lightning, some hail and some very gusty wind with these storms. want to time it out. let's take a look at futurecast together. i think they will start to arrive by mid- to late afternoon. then the risk will be over here by 9:00, 10:00 tonight. here is futurecast. it is picking up the warm front moving through as we speak. that air will start to become saturated. at 1:00, not getting much of
anything. by 3:00, 4:00, here we go. we are off and running of. we are off and running. we have the potential for thunderstorms between about 3:00 this afternoon and 10:00 tonight. there we are at 5:00. this is not the main event. this is the preliminary area of showers and thunderstorms. then the cold front comes through by 9:00 tonight and note you the deeply embedded yellow and reds. we'll start to clear things out overnight. here is the good news. your weekend forecast looks beautiful. saturday and most of the sunday with temperatures in the 70s and low humidity. once we get front east of us, thing look great starting tomorrow. head up for the potential for some strong storms. 83 today. showers, storms back in the forecast. some of those could be severe later today. winds out of the south an east at five to 10. later tonight, early showers and storms clearing out overnight. we mention the weekend forecast look great. 76degrees with sunshine
tomorrow and low humidity. sunday looks fine. monday, tuesday, a few clouds around, maybe a few showers here for tuesday. all right. that is a look at the weather forecast. let's do some traffic and see what julie has got going on. are you firing up the waze? >> firing up the waze. the waze craze has hit fox 5. we thank effect who is joining our group. remember, it's free app to join. we've got a lot of people checking in here this morning. it is due to construction. this is point b checking in at about 25 miles per hour. once he commits to the virginia side of the bridge continuing past tell graft road and headed in the direction of the springfield interchange. nine miles per hour here. point b said as you travel along route one headed north up towards the inbound 14th street bridge trying to get to crystal city, he is down to about 10 miles per hour using that maybe as an alternative route trying to bail out of the beltway. thank you for joining our fox 5 waze group. here is the construction. that inner loop of the beltway, they've narrowed our through lane down to one lane on the
virginia side of the bridge. that is why it is just crawling along here. what you want to do is avoid this. instead, plan on using the local lanes out of oxon hill headed over towards alexandria. it is a backup starting to form at 295. top stretch of the beltway, the outer loop definitely below speed as you work your way from 59 college park troying to get past colesville road. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. coming up next, we'll go live to fox business network in new york city. we'll take a look at which college degrees are most in demand by employers right now. maybe broadcast journalism? >> i doubt it. as we go to the break, you know what that is? that is the mothership you are seeing there. the smithsonian folklife festival is getting downright funky. this year's festival will feature a fee concert by none other than george commit. and he is bringing the
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employers are talking about what degrees are most in demand. we'll get into that this morning. we'll tart off business beat with a look at what happened yesterday with the markets. robert gray with fox business network is live in new york. we made it to the weekend. happy friday to you. >> happy friday. >> stocks fell once again thursday. in fact, as i understand it, it was the worst month for the dow since last september. what is going on here? >> actually, going all the way back for a couple of years to may of 2010, the s&p 500 worst month since september. but we had the european crises out there, concerns about a global economic slowdown and that is being confirmed this morning.
we have manufacturing reports coming out showing contraction or much lower levels than economists and investors were expecting from china to the u. k. this morning. stock index is down by 1, 2, 3% depending on the county overseas and we've got our own dow futures down triple digits at this hour. that could change at 8:30 eastern. we'll get the big monthly jobs report and that is what etch is looking for. looking for 150,000 jobs net added for the month of may and the unemployment rate to remain at 8.1%. big part of that story we'll be covering on fox business is the participation rate. many americans have given up looking for work so they are not in the equation anymore. that is part of the story for the rate coming down. we are watching hourly wages expected to tick up a little bit. that is good news for consumer spending. >> let me ask you very quickly. there are a list of sort of most popular degrees that employers are looking for. i understand you have the list. i just have a few seconds if can you run through that. >> this is from the national
association of colleges and employers. what they are looking for number one, finance degrees. imagine that. accounting, accounting and finance, a slam dunk. compute are sciences and years out there, both electrical and mechanical. those are the top five degrees, most employable out of school. those are the ones they're looking for. still ahead on fox 5 morning news, five children in critical condition this morning after they were hit by an suv in front of a home. hear how witnesses say it all went town. and we're checking in with tucker again for more about the chances of severe weather in our area today. we're back in just a moment. time now 6:27. time now 6:27.
weather, now might be a time to download or fox 5 weather app. there is a section where our weather team blogs about the latest conditions and beefs at work. why don't we have better coffee? >> you hear us talk about these things all the time. this weather app is really good. and on a day like this, it could be very, very useful. >> i'm he not joking. my friends, they all have it. >> yeah. sometimes i'm walking down street and someone will say hey, hey, hey, and they'll hold up their phone and they've got the weather app. >> very cool. >> i walk down the street and they go another way. >> oh, that's not true. >> let's get right to the radar. you don't need the fox 5 weather app to check out this radar. it is about to show up on your korean. shower activity is very light. it is moving through. this is the warm front that we
want to focus on later today. that is when the cold front comes in. some of the storm could be on the strong side with very gusty winds and some pretty torrential downpours as well. let me open up for you. let me show you the cold front. likely that some of the storm will become enhanced as they will encount are a favorable jet stream and some very warm, humid air parked across the mid- atlantic later today. officially, we are around a slight risk for severe weather put out by the storm prediction center and can't say where the worst of the storms are going to line up. we're all under the microscope here for the possibility of severe weather later today. here is your planner. we'll get a little break. might be some sunshine midday. temperature in the low to mid- 80s. get ready to the thunderstorms later. >> thank you. a look at traffic now with the waze cool julie wright. >> well, we've been using waze this morning and we've had some slow traffic as you guys work
your way across that wilson bridge and wazers checking in just giving us an idea. 31miles per hour inbound along river road. if you are traveling from the beltway headed in towards d.c. and again, four miles per hour here for those continuing their trip along connecticut avenue. don't forget about that water main break that we're still dealing with south of dupont circle traveling between r and m street. only one lane open on the southbound side. big story right now, inner loop of the beltway slowing here at 210 out of oxon hill headed for the wilson bridge. they are busy doing construction, folks. that is the problem. it is the through lanes that have been narrowed down to one lane on the virginia side of the wilson bridge headed over towards telegraph road and that explains this backup. forget about the through lanes. commit only to the local lanes leaving oxon hill for alexandria. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. a look at this morning's top stories. five young children are in critical condition this morning. >> this after being hit by an
suv in front of a home in prince george's county. the accident happened last night on hannon street in hyattsville. police say a woman was backing up and did not see the children. her car crashed into the garage causing significant damage. maryland state police made an arrest in another disturbing case involving boys in the bathroom at two i-59 rest stops. investigators say this man, 2- year-old brian williams took several videos that showed 11 boys using the urinals at the chesapeake and maryland house rest stops just north of baltimore. the videos were allegedly taken on the afternoon of sunday, may 6th. that date, may 6th, very important, it happened this year because state police are looking for witnesses and potential victims to come forward. forward. another big story we are following, the truly of former presidential candidate john edwards. that trial is now over. edwards was accused of using campaign donations to hide his
pregnant mistress. yesterday, jurors in the case found him not guilty of one campaign corruption charge, a mistrial was declared when the jury could not reach a decision on the other charges. after the verdict was announced, edwards made a very public admission about his personal life. >> if i want to find the person who should be held accountable for my sins, honestly, i don't have to go any further than the mirror. it is me. it is me and me alone. >> the jury's decision will be reviewed sometime during the next few days but sources familiar with the case say it is unlikely that it will be retired. change of pace now. coming up next here on fox 5 morning news, a look at what is new at the movies this weekend. >> charlize theron and twilight's kristin stewart are battling it out on the big screen to see would is the fairest of them all. kevin mccarthy join us live from london with his review of snow white and the huntsman.
time for a look at what's new at the movies this weekend. our jet setting movie reviewer kevin mccarthy with 106.7 the fan is in london this morning so he is skypeing with us to tell us how he is doing. >> i'm in the london film museum here in london, england. i just got back from the premiere for the new movie prometheus. ridley scott hasn't directed a science fiction film since blade runner. this is a huge comeback coming back for him. he is recreating elements of alien. i'm here in the museum. one thing i want to show you guys, this is an ampule used in the movie. check out the goo coming down from this thing. it is a classic alien aspect
and they have these new things in the movie called these little searcher things that search for aliens. these are used in the actual movie prometheus. very cool stuff. >> i understand you got to walk the blue carpet? >> it was the blue carpet. it was in leicester squire here in london, england. charlize theron walked up to me on the carpet when we did the interview, remembered me come metally from our last interview, brought up taco bell. said we need to get stock in taco bell together. she was one of the going crazy. it was so much fun. i interviewed her, guy pierce as well as sir ridley scott. i brought my girlfriend, lauren with me. she is also a film critic in the area. we have a picture of us on the carpet. you guys can see us on the carpet together. >> very nice. that is quite the lovely girlfriend you have there. >> she is a lovely girlfriend. she is a film nerd like i am so it is kind of cool.
we were on the carpet. we watched the movie with the actors. ridley scott introduced the movie. it was absolutely incredible. today, we are flying out from london to scotland to see the new movie which is the new disney pixar film. we'll have interviews with those actors including kelly mcdonald the week of june 22nd, the brave, the new pixar movie. >> most of these movies do eventually play here. don't have to go overseas to see them. >> i like to jet got to come wi >> i would love to. >> my date on the carpet, tony perkins. my girlfriend will be okay with this. >> if i were you, i would stick with the girlfriend. let's talk about snow white and the huntsman. >> it is dark, gothic retelling of a classic fairy tale with char heys theron playing the evil queen. she is phenomenal.
the evil queen needs kristin stew are the's heart in order to live forever and stay young and beautiful. but she teams up with the huntsman played by chris hemsworth. i don't think kristin stewart is a good leading actress. she never really goes over that pair barrier and makes me believe in the cause that she is trying to do in this film. charlize is phenomenal. she is a great evil queen queen. hemsworth is great. i just didn't think that kristin ever crossed that barrier. so when she has to give this epic battle speech to led these men into battle, she never engaged me enough. i felt it was kind of cheesy. so moste itself is strong but our snow white is not. so i went ahead and gave it a three out of five. i think it is a good matinee. visually, it is phenomenal you but she is really playing
nothing more than her character from twilight. >> i think she is -- she got very lucky with twilight. they are not the best actors to me. >> i find it to be an interesting actress in the indy movies. but i never feel like she is an engaging lead on camera. that is the problem with this film. earlier in the year, we had mirror mirror, the other snow white movie. i just didn't think stewart was that great. >> what else you got for us? what do you have for us next time we see you? >> we'll have the interviews of the cast of prometheus. i'll be sitting down with charlize theron. we'll have the cast of disney's pixar, the brave, as well. also out today is a movie called moonrise kingdom. it's phenomenal film. beautiful visuals, great cast. we had them on earlier this week. it is a great indy movie, a good original film to see.
that is the choice to see over snow white. if you are a big fan of like bottle rocket and rushmore, it is very, very good. >> enjoy london and scotland. >> i'll be back. we'll have spider-man as well coming up. >> excellent. thank you, sir. we'll see you soon. >> good to be kevin's boy. >> kevin has the life, man. >> when you think about, it a couple of years ago, he was just hanging out at a radio station being insulted by the junkies he have morning. >> i'm he a big fan of kevin. you know. this you have abeen in tv forever like me. he is very good at what he does. he is high energy. he knows his films. i think he will go far. this whole thing with lauren, the girlfriend, i smell wedding bells. >> really? >> they are both movie reviews
are she is gorgeous. how often is that going to come along in kevin's life or she in his. >> yes, you are right. >> i want it see you transition to the weather here. >> speaking of great unions, we're great team. did that work? made me a little uncomfortable to be honest. >> the man show going downhill. >> take a look at what is going on here. got some height showers. this is the warm front. yep, turning red. warm front coming through. just south and east of the city, prince george's county, anne arundel county. all so, wimbledon warm front. this is stage one. stage two is a cold front which comes if later today. let me switch maps with you and show you what is on our door ten here out to the west. we go to true view. i can show you the shower
activity. there you go. this is the cold front. what is going to happen here later this afternoon is this cooler and drier air starts to encounter some warm, huge its air parked across the mid- atlantic. we have the opportunity for several rounds of thunderstorms some of which could be on the loud side. this whole thing steams through here later today. if we get any daytime heating at all, if the ingredients come together, look out between about 4:00 and 10:00 tonight for the potential for some severe weather. the good news is once we get it east of us, we'll be in for a nice sunday. highs by tomorrow only in the mid-70s. all right. officially, we are under a slight risk for severe weather and storm prediction center out in oklahoma watching it carefully. if they increase this tie moderate risk, i'll tweet that out to you. right now, aslight risk for severe weather across the washington area here later today. temperatures right now, we are
nice and mild. 72, cloud cover, out at reagan national. 66? manassas. 67 in fredericksburg. expect highs in the low to mid- 80s with more humidity today. you can feel the huge on the increase along with the sunshine from time to time today. the worst of it is over by 9:00, 10:00 tonight. we'll clear it out. weekend looks great. relatively cool into early next week, monday and tuesday. our daytime highs only in the upper 70s and low 80s. no more 90s here i would say the next five to 10 days. >> thank you. guess what it is time now for. it is a special edition of ask the weather guys. you know the segment and you love it. tucker barnes and i put our heads together to answer your most pressing questions weather- related or otherwise. sometimes, our two heads are not enough. today's question comes from liz in alexandria. she writes, hi, tony and tucker. i was just wondering when is our milky with a galaxy going
to collide with the andromeda galaxy. itton out we got an answer to that yesterday when nasa held a press conference and told us about some discoveries the hubble telescope has made. joining us is greg redfern. you are the space guy, sky guy. >> sky guy. >> with that title, you know went to college, right. >> we assume. >> good to be here, guys. >> yesterday, nasa makes this announcement which is really mind boggling. tell us about this. >> a hundred years ago, we didn't know what galaxies were. move forward a hundred years to yesterday and now we are able to predict precisely, using the hubble space telescope what is going to happen between the three spiral gal askies that come police our local group.
they are all going to have a head-on collision on the intergalactic beltway. it will happen in four billion years and the milky way as we know it will cease to exit. so you start with three spiral galaxies, the milky with a galaxy, the andromeda galaxy which is 2.5 million height years away and another galaxy called m-33 that is part of the system. they are going to collide. they are going to take about two billion years to pass through one another, get reoriented into one huge elliptical galaxy. big change on the cosmic scene. >> why are they being drawn towards each other? >> yes. gravity is pulling our galaxies together. we have known that for a while that andromeda are moving
towards one another. about six million miles aday. >> and it will still take four billion years. >> yes. >> so is the earth in peril? >> no, it is not. the scientists said yesterday that they know with certainty this head-on collision is going to happen but space as big place. there is a lot of space in between the stars. so all of these are going to come both. they'll pass through one another including our sun and the solar system. but there is going to be a rearrangement of where we are in the cosmic scheme of things and we'll probably end up in this elliptical galaxy farther away from the center than we are at the -- >> you were saying they were going to pass through each oosm they are not going to be colliding. >> won't there be some commissions? >> they will morph into, under the graver stational pull, into this huge elliptical. you will start with three
spirals. >> we have a photo from earth. >> they did some great graphics. >> it won be a fete owe. >> a depiction. this is hua might be looking at from planet earth if you are looking out at the cosmos, is that right? what are we looking at there? >> what you are seeing is nasa did a great job in putting together some art graphics and a video that shows a computer simulation of all of this happening over the timespan to compress those four billion years of the approach, collision and then the two billion years to get that big huge elliptical. >> james cameron now has new inspiration. >> you say earth is not in peril. but our position will change. that could cause some problems. >> in four billion years from now, sun will be undergoing some major changes. earth will be too hot for life as we know it to exist on it. and the earth is going to be a very, very hot cinder because of changes in the sun but at
least the planet and the sun and the solar system will survive this great change in our local universe. >> my bills are due june 1st. do i need to pay them? >> a little while longer this. >> even though we are talking about billions of years from now, isn't it weird to think that at some point, earth will cease to exist. >> and the sun and the solar system. the thing is, for summer, when people go outside and enjoy the dark skies and camping areas, they see the faint band of the milky way. it is one of the arms of our galaxy. we are a big spiral and they won't be able to see that. >> real quick, lunar eclipse monday morning. >> looking toward the west about 5:30 in the morning. it way be rising but the moon will be undergoing a partial eclipse. we won't be able to see see the main portion of.
it it is only 37% of coverage of the moon. >> greg, we love having you here. >> my pleasure. >> you can read his blog as the sky guy. go to myfoxdc.com and he knows everything about all this kind of stuff. >> we try. >> we'll talk to you soon. maybe next week about the transit of venus too. >> sound good. if you have a question you want answered, go to myfoxdc.com and click on the weather tab. can you also uphood your video question. we may play it on air. please don't be depressed by what we talked about. this is four billion years away. >> so today, three heads were better than two. >> i would say so. >> all right, julie wright. take it away. thank you on all our wazers. we love hearing from you. g fro heavy volume reported here northbound i-59 in lorton. expect these delays to carry up
towards the beltway before you shake loose. we had slow traffic due to construction coming across the wilson bridgeen that is why the bottom of our screen very much in the red at this point as you work your way from oxon hill headed over towards the exits for alexandria, telegraph road and continuing out towards the wilson bridge. so again, complete stand still from this wazer who says right now about 15 minutes ago when he checked in, it was a complete stand still out of maryland headed in towards virginia. it has not improved. the pace on the inner loop coming from 210 right now still very much a slow go. the construction is in the through lanes on the virginia side before telegraph road with only one lane getting by. so again, forget about the through lanes. just commit to the local lanes out of oxon hill this morning continuing over towards alexandria. traveling northbound i-59 checking for stent activity as you approach route 100, southbound lanes are open. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. etraffic. >> still ahead on fox 5 morning news. >> building a strong business is all about having the right image. and when you are a small start- up or a big corporation are there is one local company that
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