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where an american is accuopened inside a hotel. >> melissa mollet is monitoring the information at the live desk. an american man reportedly shot and killed an employee at a hotel in israel. this is a camera outside the red sea resort. police say it was a personal dispute, and the man in his 20s was recently fired from the hotel. the altercation started in the kitchen of the leonardo hotel. the man reportedly snatched a security guard's gun and shot a 50-year-old worker. the suspect later fired at police and was killed by a counterterrorism unit. the suspect was part of an exchange program that sends american jews to israel. we'll keep you updated throughout the morning. at the live desk, melissa mollet, news 4. >> melissa, thank you. we're going to take a live look outside at 6:00 a.m. 62 degrees. a cool start to your morning. >> storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here with a first look at the forecast this hour. >> you'll step outside and go
ahh. the lower humidity has moved in. the air is fresh and cool and invigorating for your morning exercise. you're just about ready to head off to work and school. you'll need a jacket under this cool sky. moon and jupiter under a clear sky, and venus showing off in the eastern sky, very bright and rising now. temperatures are chilly. all these areas in dark green in e 50s. even dipped into the 40s, parts of the highlands of west virginia and western maryland, where they've got peak autumn color. if you're looking for beautiful autumn color, head into western maryland, head into west virginia, gorgeous there. we even have individual trees even around the metro area, with are they're getting especially the red maples near peak color now. 62 at reagan national. southern maryland and montgomery, arlington, fairfax, prince george's county, most of northernvirginia, it's down into the 50s this morning. the mid-50s. hour by hour today, you will enjoy the low humidity and the fresh clean air. by noontime, we'll be in the 70s.
for your lunch hour. delightful. during the afternoon, heading back home from work and school, lots of sunshine. the low 80s, midafternoon. sunrise 7:08. sunset 6:04. by sunset, back into the low 80s. a look at traffic with danella. good morning. >> good morning, tom. still checking breaking news in virginia. first, let's start with rolling road. it's closed at delong drive due to an accident that has downed wires on the roadway. also experiencing downed wires, this is northbound as you head northbound on south glebe road. closed from south hayes street to south joyce street. again, downed wires in that area. please approach with caution. it is expected to be closed until about noon today. here's a live look from chopper 4 as you make your way southbound. i-270 at west montgomery avenue in both directions really not seeing any accidents in the roadways for you. you're clear as youonnect to the beltway. eun, over to you. >> danella, thanks so much.
6:02 now. virginia is decision 2012 central today as both candidates look to nail down votes in the state. president obama will visit with students at george mason university in fairfax this morning. while mitt romney will be in coal country at a machinery company in abingdon. the president is looking to get his campaign back on track after what pundits from both sides have called a poor debate performance. and romney will attack the president's energy policies. >> with a second wind from the debate, romney is trying to distance himself from controversial comments caught on hidden camera. romney appeared on the sean hannity show on fox news last night and said his comments about the 47% of americans who don't pay income tax were, quote, just completely wrong. in that video, romney said 47% of americans consider themselves victims and don't take personal responsibility. he originally defended those comments. there is anticipation ahead of september's jobs report. analysts are predicting the
economy added 115,000 to 125,000 jobs last month. that's better than the disappointing 96,000 jobs added in august. the unemployment stands at 8.1%. to a developing story. public health officials are rn wai warning hundreds of people in more than 20 states, including maryland and virginia, about a steroid contaminated and responsible for a deadly meningitis outbreak. the steroid was sent to 20 different facilities in nine different states, including nine facilities in our area for individuals suffering from back pain. people are warning anyone who received those steroid injections to keep a close eye. >> people with meningitis can have fever, worsening headache, neck stiffness, other problems with their neurologic system. they can have shock, and they can have death. >> so far, five people hav died from the infection, including one person in virginia and one person in maryland. maryland has released the names of the clinics that received
that drug. to see that list, you can go to nbcwashington.com and search the key word meningitis. 6:04 now. in response to the colombia prostitution scandal, in you policies in place for secret service agents. "the washington post" obtained the agency's latest changes. agents cannot drink within ten hours of reporting for duty, and for the first time, agents must sign nondisclosure agreements. several agents were fired or resigned after they allegedly partied with prostitutes in colombia last april ahead of the president's visit to that country. a federal judge will issue a ruling soon on whether metro will have to allow a controversial anti-jihad ad to be put on buses. metro delayed putting those up because of the violent reaction in the middle east to the innocence of muslims movies. the transit agency says it wants to protect the safety of its riders and the employees.
the group says metro is violating the first amendment by not putting the ad on display. metro riders will not have to use just one entrance any longer at dupont. by the end of the month, metro will reopen the station's south entrance which has been closed for eight months as they replaced all three escalators there. the fairfax county school system is applying for a department of education's race to the top grant. that's according to "the washington post." the grant is worth up to $40 million. county officials say the funds would be spent on schools where more than 40% of the students receive free or reduced lunches. the winners will be announced before the new year. police have yet to say if foul play may be involved in the disappearance of a fairfax county teenager. for a second day, police officers along with a helicopter crew searched face park off picket road for any sign of brian glenn. the 16-year-old was last seen'droing off his younger
brother at w.t. woodson school. shortly after, he was seen at du dunkin donuts. police are also going through glenn's cell phone or computer for any hints about where the teenager might be. an apology from american airlines. how many flights are grounded as the company tries to make sure no more seats come loose in the air.
that soil collected by curiosity will help scientists determine if mars ever supported life. that first scoop could happen in two weeks, maybe three weeks. going to be a big thing for them to start making that sort of analysis. >> how cool is that? >> even footprints. yesterday they checked in on four square, the rover did. having a good time over there. >> 6:11. time for weather and traffic on the ones. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein to tell us about big changes over the weekend. there's a chill in the air. you can see jupiter next to the moon in the southern sky. venus is now rising in the eastern sky. hometown forecast for crofton, anne arundel county. by 7:30 still in the 50s with sunshine. sunny by midday in the upper 70s there. hour by hour throughout the day today, enjoy the low humidity. by midafternoon hitting the low 80s. a look at your friday evening, the big change for the weekend and into next week in ten minutes with the seven-day outlook. here's a look at traffic now
with danella. still checking on the accident. rolling road in arlington is closed at delong drive because of an accident involving downed wires. let's head over to i-95, starting to hit the brakes as you make your way northbound on route 1. i'll give you a live look as you make your way fast fairfax county parkway. pretty slow in this area. as you travel on the occoquan river bridge heading northbound. your travel speed is not terrible just yet. you are under speed at 40 miles per hour. back over to you both. 6:12 is the time right now. the debate here in the district that could have you reaching for that could have you reaching for your credit carde.
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good morning. tony tull live in washington. you can see a snapped power pole with power lines that are still live here on south glebe road at south "e" street. earlier accident, young lady was driving. she was not under the influence. she actually lost control of her car and hit the power pole. a little bit of new information to give you. northbound south glebe road is closed. but police will be opening up southbound -- northbound south glebe road and splitting each lane. so you'll have one lane going northbound, one lane going southbound. so if you are heading out this morning, you will be able to get past this accident. but, again, these power lines are still active. dominion is on the scene. they're going to replace this. it's going to take until about noon this afternoon. live in arlington, tony tull,
news 4. a family of six thanking complete strangers after jumping to their rescue during an apartment fire. security camera captured that rescue in new jersey. one by one, the family jumped from their third floor apartment into the arms of people standing on the ground. no one was badly hurt. firefighters believe a candle started that fire. the family was using it for light because they just moved in and didn't have electricity yet. a member of the manson family could soon be free after 40 years in prison. a california corrections board recommended parole for bruce davis. the 70-year-old was sentenced to life in prison for murdering two people in 1969. california governor jerry brown now has four months to review the recommendation. davis originally was granted parole in 2010. but then governor arnold schwarzenegger revoked the ruling. federal authorities say friendly fire could have killed a u.s. border control agent. agent nicholas ivy was killed and another agent injured earlier this week along the
mexico border. police arrested two men who could be connected to the incident. the agents were responding to nan alarm going off near the border. leaders at the united nations are worried serious civil war could soon grow into a regional conflict. the turkish military continues to attack syrian military positions and could soon send troops into that country. the prime minister now has the authority to launch large scale military operations, including ground troops, if he deemed it necessary. syrians have responded to the attacks, firing back and killing at least five people near the border. fbi agents now collecting evidence after the deadly u.s. consulate attack in benghazi, libya. a team spent about 12 hours inside the building yesterday. the attack killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. this week the state department ordered an investigation into the attack by an independent panel. more seat repairs could have your american airlines flight cancelled today. the airline announced yesterday that they would again ground 48
planes to make more repairs to seats that could come loose midflight. that caused 50 flights to be cancelled yesterday, and another 44 will be cancelled today. initially, a faulty clamp was blamed for the problems. but now american says a combination of wear, poor design, and even spilled soda caused pins to come loose in the seats. all planes should be back in service by tomorrow. tomorrow two men will square off in a debate that will help shape the direction of our country. tongue in cheek, i should say. neither one of those men running for president. jon stewart and bill o'reilly will face off in the rumble in the air conditioned auditorium. the two say they hope to take an entertaining and comedic approach to the pressing political issues in our country. you can live stream the event online for $5. go to therumble2012.com for more instructions.
the money will go to charity. and then you can head over to youtube to watch jay-z's concert at the barclays center, the new home of the brooklyn nets. jay-z was born and raised in brooklyn and is part owner of the nets. you can catch his concert at 9:30 tomorrow night. go to youtube.com/lifeandtimes. the orioles will look to keep their first trip to the postseason in 15 years alive. they take on the texas rangers in tonight's a.l. wild card playoff game. the winner moves on to play the yankees while the loser goes home. the rangers took the regular season series with the o's, winning 5 of the 7 games the team played. first pitch tonight at 8:37. the nationals, on the other hand, will be anxious rly waiti to find out who they will play in their first playoff series in 80 years. the atlanta braves and st. louis cardinals play their wild card game tonight at 8:00. nats will take on the winner of that game on sunday. game one and two will be on the
road. the first home game for the nats won't be until wednesday. two major food festivals happening this weekend. first, taste of d.c. kicks off tomorrow. more than 50 restaurants taking part in the festival on pennsylvania avenue between the white house and the capital. ben's chili bowl hosting its second annual world chili eating championship as a precaution, police will shut down several roads during the event, starting at 7:00 tonight. that's for crowd control, not for chili control. admission is $10 for that. all the restaurants have at least one taste menu for $3. menu item, i should say, for $3 or less. tomorrow also marks the 23rd annual taste of bethesda. more than 60 restaurant taking part in that event at woodmont triangle. admission is free. taste tickets are sold on site in bundles of four tickets for $5. want to quickly tell you about the d.c. action for children's new interactive e-data book you can find on their website, dckids.org. an incredible map that allows
you to look at the information about child poverty in d.c. they want the information out there specifically to each school, each ward, each neighborhood. 30% of the children in this city living in poverty. a great new tool. 6:21 is our time right now. obviously, a photo of eun at an event to kick off the e-data book. good work. 6:21 is our time. tom kierein in storm center 4 with a look at our forecast. a lot of things going on this weekend. the big germantown oktoberfest in montgomery county takes place at hyde point farm tomorrow. always draws thousands. big family event. should be pretty good weather for that. a nice area of high pressure coming in for all the outdoor activities today, tonight, and much of tomorrow. should have awesome weather. then things are going to be changing. under this clear sky now, we've got the moon and jupiter together in the southern sky. venus now rising in the eastern sky. under this clear sky, temperatures down in the low to mid-50s.
much of maryland, much of virginia into west virginia and western maryland with the peak autumn color now. temperatures have dipped into the upper 40s to just near 50 degrees. storm team 4, four-day forecast, a delightful friday. low humidity in place. afternoon highs climbing to the low 80s with lots of sun. then increasing clouds on saturday. during the afternoon, might be a brief passing shower. highs reaching mid-70s. and then the big change saturday night into sunday when much chiller air moves in. chilly rain off and on during the day sunday. from the morning into the afternoon. sunshine back and cold in the morning on monday as well as on tuesday. afternoon highs chilly. only in the low 60s to mid-60s. a bit warmer midweek with maybe some rain. danella, how's our traffic? right now i'm following the commute as you travel along i-270 southbound from frederick. usual delays starting at about 85, you are slow as you head towards 109. heavy on the brakes in this area. as you continue southbound, though, through germantown, you
are seeing volume. not bad at all. travel lanes are open. your volume is increasing. steady flow as you make your way through rockville and connect to the beltway. no accidents to report in this area. back in ten with another look at your traffic. aaron and eun, back over to you. >> danella, thank you. 6:43 is the time. the heat is on. what starbucks is trying out on some of its menus. avenfter t
one of the smithsonian's most popular artifacts is going on a journey overseas. the ruby red slippers that actress judy garland wore in the wizard of oz being sent to london for a special exhibit on hollywood costumes. the exhibit will hold a departure ceremony on tuesday. the slippers will come back to d.c. late next month. bee keepers this france are noticing a trend.
the honey is changing to dark green and dark blue. the beekeepers believe they're taking candy from an m&m's factory just down the road. >> it is now 6:27. ahead, al gore's explanation for what some say was an uncharacteristic debate performance for president obama. also, questions this morning about a major schedule shakeup for local firefighters. [ male announcer ] for the dreamers...
update in ten minutes. first, good morning. welcome back to "news 4 today." i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. 62 degrees. a cool start to your day, beautiful day ahead, but big changes for the weekend. >> meteorologist tom kierein is on the storm team 4 weather deck with a look at things right now. you can see the soft pink glow of this new day showing up behind capitol hill. live view from our nbc 4 hd city camera. out here on the storm team 4 weather deck, we've got a clear sky. it's showing off high in the southwestern sky. you can see the moon and jupiter right next to each other, and high in the southeastern sky is venus. very bright and climbing in this midnight blue sky. under this clear sky, the temperatures have plummeted. we are going to have it hold steady here throughout most of maryland and virginia here for the next two or three hours. that's in the mid-40s now in much of eastern west virginia and western maryland, where they
have peak autumn color now. there's going to be a rapid warmup. we ought to be hitting the 70s by noontime. for your lunch hour today, we will have a delightful weather pattern for you with lots of sun and low humidity. then by midafternoon heading back home from school, it will be in the low 80s. we'll have lots of sun with low humidity. getting back home from work around 5:00 or 6:00 p.m. back down into the 70s. i'll be back in ten minutes with the hometown forecast. danella is here now with a look at our traffic. good morning. >> good morning. following the situation in virginia, a couple of problems. first in arlington, northbound south glebe road closed from south ives street to south arlington ridge road. they're allowing the southbound lanes to carry north and southbound traffic in that area. will you abible to get by. just expect some volume. let's head over to rolling road closed on north umberland road.
chopper 4 is live over the scene, seeing a utility vehicle there. all the lanes are blocked. let's head over to the rails if you're taking them. good news here. no reported delays on the metro, marc, or vre. aaron, over to you. >> thank you, danella. 6:33. students at the university of maryland say bed bugs are back, and they're causing major problems in their rooms. one student showed news 4 the bites and marks he says he suffered from those bugs. students who live in south campus commons number 7 say they complained to management about the pest problem. the company that owns that building says it's hired exterminators to investigate the problem. for now, though, students say they have to deal with those bugs every night. >> nothing we can do. they haven't offered for us to live anywhere else. we've got to live out of garbage bags and get bitten every night, which is unfortunate. >> what are you going to do now? >> i guess the only thing we can do. they haven't given us any other option. >> the management sent out a letter to students living there. it says they tested for bed bugs
before the semester started and advised students to fill out a maintenance request if they find more maintenance requests in their rooms. a raccoon invasion is forcing them to stay indoors. one fed-up homeowner at the arlington on walter reed drive sent us these photos. they complained for months about someone possibly feeding the animals. homeowners say the raccoons have been around so long, they no longer fear humans. these animals have become not just a nuisance but also a danger. >> we can't sit outside on the balcony and enjoy any part of the outside without them literally coming up on the fence and into the space. one of the other neighbors has cats. there's probably been a couple of events where the cats have gone missing, and it's happened over a couple of years we've been living here. >> neighbors claim the raccoon population started growing two years ago. they're hoping someone can trap and move them. a man is in serious condition this morning after jumping from a burning three-story building in northwest d.c. a fire broke out outside an apartment at "k" and first
street yesterday at 6:00. it left part of that building scorched, you see there. we're told the victim jumped before firefighters got there. crews had to rescue three other people trapped inside. they're also in the hospital right now, and they're all expected to be okay. the cause of that fire is under investigation. now to a news 4 exclusive. d.c.'s fire chief is trying once again to make some major changes to the way the department organizes its shifts. chief kenneth ellerbe wants to have fire and ems crews come in at staggered times during the day. ellerbe tried to change the shifts earlier this year but drew criticism from union officials. he says the new changes are meant to cut down on the burnout crews feel from, woulding 12 or 24-hour shifts. >> we know our employees get worn out in the course of a 12-hour shift if they're the only ones responding. we're bringing in people at 9:00, 11:00, 12:00, and even 1:00 throughout the day to replenish our force. what we call force multiply during the course of the day when our call volume is the highest.
>> the local fire union says they have concerns about the changes, but a spokesperson for the emergency service personnel tells news 4 this is just what his people need to get some relief. after 37 years with the falls church police department, chief harry wright says he is hanging up his badge. he will retire next month. he's been the chief there since 2007 and started as a patrol officer in 1975. city officials say they will announce a successor after he retires. >> not cogratlaticongratulation. people in montgomery and prince george's counties could soon see water bills go up. they're trying to establish budgets with the urban sanitary commission who wants to upgrade its aging piping system. montgomery county will hold a hearing next tuesday. the final decision on propose the rate hikes won't happen until spring at the earliest. if you're waking up in camp springs wondering what's wrong with my water? there's low pressure because of overnight work lasting into the
pastries like a blueberry yogurt muffin or ham and cheese croissant. they bought a popular san francisco bakery chain. they hope to bring these items nationwide in the next few months if they test well. >> i want a chocolate croissant. what could be better than that? >> 6:41 is our time. i think we'll take a look outside. i would say this could be pretty cool to look at. maybe not better than chocolate, but still pretty savory. >> bon appetite. the predawn glow over capitol hill. on this friday morning, its chi is chilly. we're down in the low 50s. in arlington, fairfax, prince george's, and montgomery counties. much of virginia and maryland down in the mid-50s, except right near the waters. farther west out in the mountains, many locations down in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees.
by the way, there is peak color in western maryland and much of west virginia. hometown forecast for fairfax, by 8:30, upper 50s. with bright sun and a blue sky. by noontime and early afternoon, lots of sun and climbing into the 70s. then by midafternoon we will have our temperatures into the low 80s understand a clear sky, maybe just a few clouds popping up. we'll have low humidity in place as well. if you're heading out tonight, sunset's at 6:44. it will be cooling back down by 10:00 to near 70 under a clear sky. and then by midnight back down to the upper 60s tonight. great weather for all the high school football games going on. and all the events for the weekend and the game on sunday. i'll have your forecast for that. big changes on the way. checking things out in montgomery county, if you're traveling along 29 headed southbound, starting to see volume as you approach lockwood
drive. it is stop and go for you to the beltway. it's not terrible, but your volume is increasing. speaking of the beltway, let's take a look at new hampshire avenue. starting to see volume here as well. again, not terrible. but as you head towards i-270, you are a bit under speed. the drive will take you 13 minutes. still checking the rails and not seeing any reported delays along the metro, marc, or vre. they're running on or close to schedule. eun, over to you. >> danella, thank you. news 4's melissa mollet is live at the news desk with information about breaking news in israel. melissa, good morning to you. >> good morning. we do have new information from the past couple of minutes. israeli media says the american tourist that shot and killed a man in the hotel there was part of an exchange program, and that program is based abroad but also has officed in new york city. this is outside the red sea resort. israeli media saying this is a personal dispute, and the man in his 20s was recently fired from the hotel. the altercation started in the kitchen. the man reportedly snatched a female security guard's gun and
shot a 50-year-old worker. the suspect later fired at police and was killed. we have called abroad to confirm that connection. once we hear, we'll let you know. there is anticipation ahead of september's jobs report. analysts predicting the economy added 115,000 to 125,000 jobs last month. that's better than the disappointing 96,000 jobs added last month in august. jobs will be likely be a hot topic on the campaign trail as both candidates stump for votes in virginia. president obama will visit with students at george mason university in fairfax while mitt romney will be at a coal company in abingdon. the president is looking to get his campaign back on track after what many called a poor debate performance. >> with a second wind from the debate, romney is also trying to distance himself from controversial comments caught on hidden camera. romney appeared on the sean
hannity show on fox news last night. he said his comments about the 47% of americans who don't pay income tax were, quote, just completely wrong. in that video, romney said 40% of americans consider themselves victims and don't take personal responsibility. he originally defended the comment. the 47% comment was never brought up during the debate, and that may have been a good thing for romney. the face-off was seen by more than 67 million people. that is the biggest tv audience for the debate. bill clinton, george bush, and ross perot took the stage in 1992. the most watched debate from four years ago was between vice presidential candidates joe biden and sarah palin. that attracted nearly 70 million viewers. and former vice president al gore has an interesting reason for what some call a lackluster performance by the president at wednesday's debate. it was to hide. the debate took place in denver, which sits at an elevation just over 5,000 feet. romney did his debate prep in
the city while the president was talking in las vegas and only had a few hours to adjust to the elevation. democrat tim kaine leading republican george allen in fund-raising. the former governor raised $4.5 million between july and september. that's compared to about $3.5 million for george allen, who was also a former virginia govern governor. kaine has led in fund-raising over the course of his senate campaign. public health officials warning people in our area about a contaminated steroid suspected in a deadly meningitis outbreak. hundreds, if not thousands around the country could be affected by the outbreak. it came from a medical center in massachusetts and went to facilities in 23 states, including 9 facilities in maryland and virginia. it's for patients suffering from back pain, but doctors believe the steroid became infected. >> this is a treatable condition. that's why we're urging people to be vigilant about symptoms if they believe they were exposed,
to communicate with their health care provider and be sure they're valted if they believe they have any symptoms related to this. >> so far five people have died from the infection, including in virginia and maryland. to see the clinics that had the drug go to nbcwashington.com and search for key word "meningitis." inspectors are trying to figure out what caused a staff folding to collapse, leaving a construction worker dangling. the worker has trapped in a safety harness. no one was hurt. secret service agents with new policies in place following the colombia prostitution scandal. agents cannot drink within ten hours of reporting for duty. for the first time, agents must sign nondisclosure agreements. several agents were fired or resigned after they allegedly partied with prostitutes in colombia last april ahead of the president's visit to that
country. >> a federal judge will issue a ruling soon on whether metro will allow a controversial anti-jihad ad to be put on buses. metro delayed putting the ads up because of the violent reaction in the middle east to the innocence of muslims film. the transit agency wants to protect the riders from the freedom of defense initiative. this morning an alleged sexual assault involving a d.c. jail guard. an inmate claims the assault happened back in august. a spokesperson for the department of corrections confirmed the investigation. she would not confirm the gender of the inmate or the guard or comment on the guard's current work status. this morning a prince william county woman is accused of operating an illegal daycare. tara angeline ran growing minds daycare unlicensed out of her home on summerworth drive in manass manassas. on tuesday, police say she left six children, all under 2 years old, in the care of her 16-year-old daughter. during an investigation, child
protective services says angeline often made her teenager watch the children for long hours. police hope a cell phone and computer can help find a missing fairfax county teenager. officers, along with a helicopter crew, searched face park off picket road for any sign of brian glenn. the 16-year-old was last seen'dseen dropping off his younger brother at w.t. woodson middle school saturday morning. police found his car at face park the next day. evidence technicians are going through glenn's cell phone and computer for any evidence of his disappearance. the fairfax county school system is applying for a department of education race to the top grant. that's according to "the washington post." the grant is worth $40 million. the budget would be spent on schools where up to 40% of students receive reduced or free lunches. surprising comments from a powerful man on wall street. cnbc's shartia brantley is live
with that. shar ds shartia, good morning. >> good morning, eun. morgan stanley's ceo is making stark comments about the state of wall street and the banking industry. james gorman tells the financial times that wall street workers are overpaid, and banks must cut staff and compensation. banks have failed to lower pay in hard times as many banks are struggling with falling trading revenues. morgan stanley will consider another round of cost cutting next year. on the housing front, mortgage rates continue to drop to record lows. just weeks after the fed decided to buy up billions of home loans each month to help boost the economy. freddie mac says the average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage is now 3.36%. lower rates have sparked a surge of refinancing. the mortgage bankers association says they jumped 20% in the past week alone. >> shartia, thank you. we are coming up at 6:51 on
this friday morning. tom kierein is with us. >> back to october, not august weather this morning. looking like october too. many neighborhoods with a maple tree in your neighborhood, it's probably already blazing orange. right now in western maryland, there is gorgeous autumn color. this photo was taken a few days ago. the color has gotten more vivid and more widespread in western maryland. this is similar to what's happening right now out of the mountains in west virginia. parts of the shenandoah valley, a gorgeous autumn color. send your photos to nbcwashington.com, we will share. bright venus in the eastern sky, moon and jupiter together, now in the western sky. we have a beautiful start to this day, and under this clear sky, all these areas in dark green, the 50s. low to mid-50s in montgomery, arlington, fairfax, prince george's counties, and most of maryland and virginia. and out in west virginia and
western maryland, where they have the peak color now, it's down into the mid-40s in many locations. for your morning commute, no travel problems other than bright sun. sunrise at 7:08. we'll have cool, dry conditions by 8:00 a.m. should be upper 50s to low 60s. by noontime for lunch hour, plan for outdoor conditions in the park. low humidity, just absolutely perfect. a delightful afternoon. we'll have high temperatures reaching the low 80s by midafternoon. heading to a high school football game, should be clear and great weather this evening. back down to the 60s by midnight. 50s by dawn saturday. increasing clouds tomorrow. if you have outdoor plans going on, might have to dodge a passing shower during the afternoon. highs reaching mid-70s. then much cooler air rolls in saturday night and in place on sunday. highs only the upper 50s sunday with occasional chilly showers through the day. and that's going to affect the game at fedex field. then off to work and school
monday into tuesday. cold mornings, chilly afternoons, with sunshine, maybe rain wednesday. danella, how's traffic? >> checking on i-66 right now eastbound at fairfax county parkway, a disabled vehicle just off the road here. travel lanes are open. let's talk about delays on 66. as you make your way from the bypass, really just seeing volume in this area. then again, these delays continue to about centerville. once you get to 50, heavy on the brakes l as well. heading to the beltway, right now that drive is taking about 13 minutes. still checking the rails. not seeing any reported delays, that's good news on the metro, marc, or vre. happy friday to you. aaron, over to you. >> danella, thank you. hearing about new problems this morning for american airlines. melissa mollet at the live desk with that. a flight bound for miami was delayed last night due to missing springs in the pilot's seat this time. take a look at the video just in. you can see workers removing the seat. this comes after recent seat
issues on four flights affected by loose seats. this plane was a 737. the others were 757s. paen passengers on the flight from philadelphia were notified about the 50-minute delay by the plane's pilot. good news for metro riders. you won't have to deal with too much track work this columbus day weekend. crews will only be working on two lines. on the red line, trains will single track between judiciary square and ft. totten. on the orange line, trains will share a track between stadium-armory and cheverly. trains will be back on line tuesday morning since monday is a holiday. metro plans to reopen the south entrance at dupont at the end of the month. dupont's escalators have been known to be the least reliable in the whole system. tyson's corner is undergoing a major transformation, but it has nothing to do with new stores or developments. it's getting a new name. tyson's corner is now simply tyson's. the fairfax county board of
supervisors changed the name, saying it will help transform the image of the area. they're hoping to change the image of tyson's from massive'smassive shopping centers to a suburban center. >> there is a gigantic mall, it's hard not to think of it. >> finding the perfect fit can also be a tool. >> a new tool that helps take the guesswork out of shopping for clothes. the fair oaks mall installed a new body scanner. uses radio waves to size you up. shoppers then get a printout of the most flattering sizes and cuts to buy at different stores in the mall. shoppers also receive an e-mail. >> can a machine do better than what you do for yourself? don't you know yourself? >> i hate trying on clothes. i would give this a try. >> all right. last check of the forecast, tom. >> it fits today. the weather is a perfect fit
for outdoor activities. highs reaching low 80s with low humidity and a gorgeous day. then saturday increasing clouds, maybe dodging an afternoon shower and chilly rain on sunday. back to you. >> thank you, tom. and that is "news 4 today." thank you for starting your day with us. >> the "today" show is next.