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ery. we would not be here if it were not for your courage. >> so true. that's what's making news in america this morning. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> straight ahead, we're keeping an eye on tropical storm beryl. the storm made landfall after midnight in northeastern florida. >> you are encouraged to leave the area. >> a weather system caused problems in our area last night. severe weather forced organizers to cancel the national memorial day concert. what kind of weather can expect today? good morning, washington. it's monday, may 28. i am steve chenevey. >> i'm autria godfrey. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. steve hershorn in a moment, but
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first adam caskey. >> we could have a few thundershowers this afternoon and evening, but not everyone will see it. we have thundershowers that happened yesterday. temperatures right now near 70 around the beltway, 71 at reagan national, 70 in manassas, 66 in martinsburg. 66 in hagerstown and cumberland is 63. when you factor in the humidity, it will feel like the mid 90's. of use thundershowers possible later on today. there's a look ahead. widespread showers and thunderstorms likely tomorrow on tuesday afternoon and evening still near 90 degrees and humid. a few sprinkles still on wednesday. you will notice a big change wednesday and thursday, less humid. now to steve.
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>> thanks so much. the storm made landfall in northeast florida last night bringing heavy wind, rain, and strong wind. >> they believe it will cause coastal flooding in the parts of the southeastern u.s. coast. tahman bradley has more. >> for residents along the southeast coast, a tropical storm beryl crashed the memorial day party. the storm made landfall overnight in northeastern florida packing 70 mile per hour winds, just short of a hurricane. meteorologist expect the weather system will keep dumping rain in florida and georgia throughout the day. tens of thousands are without power from savannah georgiasavannahto daytona beach. a state of emergency in jacksonville. memorial day plans have been scrapped. >> due to public safety concerns, we have cancelled our memorial ceremony at the veterans memorial wall. the storm has the ability to produce localized flooding, down
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trees, and downed power lines that can pose a threat to public safety. >> residents along the path from south of charleston to daytona beach were expecting to see a storm surge of up to 3 feet up to 6 inches of rain with wind gusts 65 miles an hour. >> the waves and the winds are picking up. >> there's also the issue of recurrence -- of rip currents. they're causing ms, forcing at least 100 rescues along the coast and emptying out beaches over the busy holiday weekend. >> i am encouraging everyone to stay out of the water. that is important. >> upper level west winds will push it back to see likely by tomorrow night. but that may been too late to save the outdoor plants for so many this holiday. >> stay with abc 7 news and
4:34 am for the latest on the storm. >> we want to check on the roads. >> and al steve hershorn >> . good morning. let's look at this map. a tree came down on river road in montgomery county in the somerset road. it is closed both ways mirror goldsboro near springfield drive --- near goldsboro. the inbound and outbound lanes of river road are still closed right now. we will head over to 270 near father hurley boulevard, not many scars on wet pavement. that's good news. it's a good ride all the way down to the lane divide. over to springfield, no problems southbound on 95.
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>> one man in critical condition after being hit by a car in seat pleasant, maryland if. >> this happened on central avenue around 10:00 last night near addison road. he darted out from the sidewalk into the street. the driver did remain on the scene and was not speeding. did not appear alcohol was a factor on the part of the driver. prince george's county police investigating a hit-and-run accident led us to man critically injured. an off-duty officer found the man lying on ager road near east-west highway late saturday night. a man showed up epicene and called police to turn himself in. charges are pending against the driver. >> people all across the country will take time on this memorial day to pay tribute to service members and veterans. >> a number of events are taking place across the d.c. region, including a ceremony at arlington national cemetery. president obama will deliver remarks and will place a wreath
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at the tomb of the unknowns. he will join vice-president joe biden this afternoon at the vietnam veterans memorial if. today's ceremony will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the vietnam war. >> the national memorial day parade starts at 2:00 today in downtown washington. korean war fighter pilot and u.s. astronaut buzz aldrin will be the honorary marshal. 5:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. that stretch of constitution avenue will be closed along with seven street from constitution to independence. the westbound memorial bridge will also be closed today. >> there was a damper on memorial day events in our area yesterday. organizers canceled the national memorial day concert along the national mall. >> ladies and gentlemen, you heard the capitol police. we do have a severe weather warning. ask that everybody leave in an orderly fashion if. >> halfway through the concert
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gary sinese told the audience to leave. country singer trace adkins and a rock bands have already performed before the plug was pulled. before the rain, thousands of people gathered on the national mall for the observances. >> jennifer donelan has more from the rolling thunder event. >> it was much more than a ride. >> nothing stops this ever. from the moment we left the pentagon parking lot to ride through the streets of d.c. >> engines roaring. thousands upon thousands came to pay their respects. >> i left vietnam in 1971. >> his admiration lies now with the younger generation returning from its pakistan and iraq -- afghanistan and iraq. >> i'm glad there are still young man willing to do that. >> it's awesome to see the
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support from people in this country. >> he served two tours in iraq and for the first time when he was 21. >> does something i always wanted to do. >> his older brother was able to walk with him to the memorial instead of remembering him. >> it means the most. >> he left the va last summer trying to deal with ptsd. surely afterwards he wrecked his motorcycle and did not make it. >> music and motorcycles could not replace her grief. >> we go home and have to continue on our own. >> for more on today's local events being held and road closures, go to our web site it. >> metro operating on a sunday
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schedule. metro rail opening at 7:00 this morning and will close at midnight. schedule track work on the green line and red line. off-peak fares in effect all day. parking is free at all metro parking is allowed is. metrobus is on a sunday schedule. metroaccess subscription trips are canceled today. if anybody uses those subscription trips company to make a separate reservation to get. it's monday, memorial day. >> still to come, if the search is on for those who attacked several farm animals in herndon with a sharp object. this is not the first time. part tomorrow is the day for public viewing to honor d.c. legend chuck brown. more details on where that's happening. >>
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captioned by the national captioning institute >> time for traffic and weather every 10 minutes. >> let's start with adam caskey on this monday morning >> . happy memorial day. we are in the belfort furniture weather center. let's start with the rainfall totals from yesterday evening. over an inch. 1.3 in cumberland. 1.1 in hagerstown. just about three-quarters of an inch in meyersville. 0.6 inches in martinsburg. temperatures in the '60s north and west of washington. coley, 70.
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71 in the district, 71 at dulles airport, 73 of lexington park. winchester, 64 degrees. here's our forecast, hazy, hot and humid. a little warmer than the past couple days. it was 87 yesterday. near 90 today, but it will feel like the mid 90's when you factor in the humidity and slight chance of late-day thundershowers. now to steve. >> starting off cool very well. 395 at shirlington, just a few cars headed towards the 14th street bridge. no problems up to 95 and 395. we still have a closure in montgomery county in the somerset area of the river road both ways near springfield drive near dorsett avenue, there is a brief detour. you can take little falls parkway to get to massachusetts and rhode.
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>> texting our top stories tens of thousands are without power as tropical storm beryl has made landfall in florida. -- checking and our top stories. it is just shy of a category one hurricane. it will dump rain on georgia and florida today and will likely be pushed back out to see tomorrow night. a man is in critical condition after being hit by a car in seat pleasant around 10:00 last night in maryland on addison road south. it appears the man was hit after darting out from the sidewalk into the street. the driver remained on the scene and is cooperating. president obama joining people across the nation in observing memorial day. he will deliver remarks and place a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier at arlington national. later this afternoon he will join the vice-president at the vietnam veterans memorial >> . families of fallen soldiers are
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coming together as part of an event called the good grief camp, organized by the tragedy assistance program for survivors. the program started in 1994. it brings families bringswho share a common laws. adults usually attend brief ce -- seminars while their children get to attend camp. >> i brought my kids because i wanted them to know there's a place they can go to where they feel normal. >> families will take part in a wreath laying ceremony today at arlington national cemetery. it will be presented at the tomb of the unknown on behalf of all the children at the camp. >> a developing story from herndon. for the second time in a month, several farm animals were stabbed with a sharp object. they were found at frying pan farm park. >> i like all the animals.
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>> she loves them so much she had to say goodbye to each one. >> the by little goat. >> mother had to try to explain the unexplainable. >> they are innocent animals. >> sometime overnight someone snuck inside and cut this one on the top of its head and cut two goats and a chicken. >> it is disgusting if. >> it has been a working farm over 50 years. >> i used to come here as a child? . >> now brings his three-year-old daughter's. >> it is senseless. >> this is not the first time this has happened. three horses were stabbed a month ago. the horses are used to help children with special needs. they are doing better, but you can see their scars. now there are cameras near the horses, but none where the latest stabbings happened.
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there's a county security guard patrolling. one of the injured goats and a calf or less than three months old. >> they would go up to people. >> visitors hope that the sick person is stopped before they do it again if. >> i hope they find them. >> family members have announced memorial plans for the man known as the "godfather of go-go." a public viewing tomorrow for chuck brown. died on may 16 at the age of 75. it will be a to howard theatre tomorrow in northwest d.c. from 11:00 until 10:00. and on thursday there is a memorial service at the convention center. >> a juror issue in the john edwards' trial. she wathe judge warned the panel
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not to discuss the case outside the panel. john edwards is charged with using campaign donations to hide his pregnant mistress during the presidential race in 28008. >> the avengers spent weeks at the box office, but there's a new movie in the number one spot. >>
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>> time to a check on traffic and weather on this monday morning. >> adam caskey. there was a pop-up thunderstorm last night. >> it came in from pennsylvania and pushed through the metro area. it lost a lot of punch as it moved into town, especially downtown on the national mall. but it produced over an inch of rain northwest of washington. it is 75 in reston, 71 in aldie. around 70 degrees for the most part. 67 in suitland. fort washington, 66. we will be partly cloudy today near 94 the high temperature. -- 90 for the high temperature. it will feel like the mid 90's when you factor in the humidity. a lot of us will be outdoors, but it will be hot and humid. slight chance of a later date
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thundershower this afternoon and evening. increasing clouds tomorrow, afternoon and evening storms likely. still near 90 and humid. less humid by wednesday through the end of the workweek with cooler temperatures, and '70s, by friday with some showers. become an unsettled at times this week. thursday will be the nicest, sunny, low humidity, 82. now to steve >> . not much traffic. the beltway at river road everything is open, moving smoothly through montgomery county and through prince george's county. on river road the downed tree was cleared away in the somerset area. river road is open both ways. so better news there. 270 near father hurley boulevard, moving smoothly right now, no problems. headed over to springfield
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northbound and southbound on 95 looks good. no problems, light volume so far. back to you. >> thank you. alexandra is holding its 36th annual memorial day jazz festival taking place today from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at waterfront park on prince street. , doors will perform as long as -- as well as al williams and mark as johnson. if there are problems it will be at the kaufman auditorium on jefferson street. admission is free. will smith once again ruling the box office. >> a good weekend for the third installment of men in black debuting at number one, $55 million so far for. some say the opening amount is troubling, considering it cost over $230 million to make the movie. the avengers dropped to second place with $37 million. battleship came in third followed by the dictator. >> chernobyl diaries, number
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five, now we are talking. it is 68 degrees out there. >> still to come, the mayor of san antonio, texas, responded to negative comments charles barkley made
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>> coming up at 5:00, the latest on tropical storm beryl. it is made landfall and is expected to bring


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