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happened with the help from a local rescue team. protesters taking to the streets in palts more and -- baltimore and beyond as a new report raises questions about what happened to freddie gray in the back of that police van. and you might want to make sure you have your umbrella with you today as we watch a line of showers move this way. they can bring thunder and lightning too to your neighborhood. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein with your weather headlines. >> yeah, i stepped out and looked at the sky. you can tell it wants to rain. the air is damp and cool. there's some rain falling in eastern north carolina. this is the batch that's going to make its way up to the met row area. getting a few sprinkles in western maryland. those are going to stay well west of us. some clouds coming and going for the morning. it is rather cool right now in prince george's county. upper 40s. low and mid 50s. mid 50s inside the beltway. outside, montgomery county,
fairfax near 50 there. that includes much of loudoun county. prince william and spotsylvania be prepared for a cool morning. then likely you'll need an umbrella for this afternoon. turning summer like next week. next weather and traffic on the 1s at 6:11. amelia segal will join us live with your walk to work weather. now a look at the commute this morning. we had an accident on 270. >> that's right. 270 again southbound as you're passing buckeystown pike. right now at this point this morning, it is a little bit slow, but looks like it's off to the right side of the roadway. taking a look at south of there, 109, pretty clear. just seeing the normal slow downs as you kind of turn left through hyattstown. 66 into town, no real problems. and the slowest spot is at dale city nothing happening just some typical volume there this morning. overall a look at prince george's county looking quite good.
had a couple of crashes in prince george's county that have cleared out of the way, so that's great. i'm back at 6:11. i will see you then for weather and traffic on the 1s and with we'll have some travel times for you. the death toll from the massive earthquake in nepal now topping 5500 people. police there say 8 million people have been affected. international aid finally being distributed in remote areas, but it's still not enough. the united nations estimates more than 1.4 million people need food immediately. new this morning we're learning more about a dramatic rescue from a team in our area. kristin wright has more. >> that's right. we have incredible video of this dramatic rescue in nepal. of a teenager involving virginia's very own fairfax county urban search and rescue. they were part of this massive team that helped rescue a teenager boy from the rubble. they worked for six hours using
an excavator, jackhammer. other tools to get to the teenager who was trapped under the rubble in just a small space space. possibly for five days since the earthquake. when they got to him, he was awake and talking. amazingly. eun? >> kristin wright, thank you. 6:03 is your time right now. another night of curfew is over in baltimore. this is a live look outside of baltimore city hall. that's a police presence and a blockade set up there and police are still patrolling the city. they're not wearing riot gear anymore. there will be more protests today over freddie gray's death. demonstrators kept things peaceful yesterday. some people resisted going home when the curfew started. police did not use tear gas this time. officers said some people threw rocks at police. they arrested 16 adults and two minors in the last 24 hours and more than half of the 200 people they arrested are now home. the officers have to charge anyone they arrest within a 48 hour limit.
they could not complete all the paperwork in time. demonstrators took to the streets to demand answers across the country including here at home. police arrested more than 100 people protesting in new york city. people marched in boston, minneapolis and ferguson, missouri, as well. >> we're strong we're marching all night long. >> this is the scene from freedom plaza here in d.c. last night. protesters briefly shot down h street and pennsylvania avenue there. they held up black lives malttter. dupont circle "u" street had to close for protests. in denver, police arrested nine people including one for assault. we've got this video in a few hours ago. you can see the protesters marching outside the denver jail. right behind them police officers in helmets and riot gear. baltimore police will hand over their account of what happened to freddie gray tomorrow. we still don't know what
happened to freddie gray. "the washington post" is publishing one new account from a prisoner inside the van. he said gray was banging against the walls of the van intentionally trying to hurt himself. the prisoner was separated from him by a metal barrier and could not see him. the attorney disputes that he severed his own spinal cord. the report they plan to turn over to the state's attorney we told you about some protests -- actually i want to tell you today in los angeles, the father of michael brown educating some new communities there. what he hopes people will learn from the protests later this morning. it's 5:06. a local mother is expected in front of a judge. a homicide case is expected to
be launched against catherine hoggle. police believe they're dead. hoggle who police have said been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia has a hearing at 9:00 a.m. watch out for street closures along the national mall. your ride to work is clear on 15th street northwest. this as megan mcgrath explains why going home is a problem. >> reporter: that's right. going home could be a problem for folks who take 15th street. that's because the closure will take place after the morning rush hour. it's part of the on going construction at the national museum of african-american history and culture. they have actually requested the road closures in the area so that they can move some of their equipment and crews around to get that construction completed here. now, we have got a couple of closures. the first one gets underway later today. that's 15th street. it is going to be closed between jefferson drive and constitution avenue.
that starts at 7:00 tonight. the road will remain closed through tuesday. at that point, we're going to see another closure in the area. madison drive. that's going to be closed between 14th and 15th streets. that's starting on may the 5th and will continue through the end of the week. now that is always a congested area around here. and of course it's tourist season so you have the pedestrian traffic on top of it. so we are expecting to see traffic tie-ups. so plan accordingly. back to you in the studio. >>ing men, thank you. if the capitals whatant a chance at the stanley cup, they have to get past a familiar playoff foe. they start a best of seven series against the new york rangers. the rangers have ousted washington during their last two playoff runs. game one is tonight at 7:30 on the nbc sports network. carol maloney has coverage from new york and after the game on
all right. d-dot gave us a new update on potholepalooza. that's the program to fill the potholes as quickly as possible in the district. the crews have filled more than 30,000 pot holes so far and they say you called in twice as many potholes this year than one year ago. it's the end of april, approaching may. still potholes out there. >> all left over from the winter that was so rough. 311 in d.c. or tweet them.
6:11 is our time right now. looks like april will end with some showers. >> storm team 4 meteorologist amelia segal is here with your bus stop forecast out on the storm team 4 weather deck. >> good morning. we're tracking shower today. a few thunderstorms are also possible. best chance of thunderstorms today is going to be over the shenandoah valley and mountains. right now, the sun is coming up. the temperatures in the 40s and 50s. we'll have some limited sunshine this morning but overall today the clouds win out. walking to work at the bus stop this morning might want to grab the light jacket. cool temperatures in the 50s. heading home, around 71 degrees this afternoon for a high. but again we'll be tracking some rain. some summer like temperatures are in the forecast as we begin may. tom will let you know when those arrive in ten minutes. you're tracking two new accidents. >> that's right, amelia. we're sending chopper 4 to this. this is 70 east at 270.
and then 270 southbound at 80. a warning as you're headed out of frederick county this morning. as far as the travel times go overall in maryland and in virginia on time. no major problems right now. 66 inpound from fairfax county parkway it will take you ten minutes. quantico to the beltway you're behind at 36 minutes. listen to our friends on wtop for the latest on the traffic. >> melissa, thank you. an alarming moment in the skies. the close call for a passenger flight after a drone gets a little too close for comfort. plus giving all kids access to new technology. the local library that's part of president obama's plan to make sure all kids are
it was a narrow miss for a virgin america pilot who reported seeing a drone above his plane. he was headed into dallas love field airport when he saw the drone 200 feet over the top of him. they tweeted a picture and asked drone operators to use them responsibly. >> if they end up colliding with an airliner it's going to be similar to a bird strike or potentially worse. and it could do significant damage to the airplane or an
engine. >> it is illegal for drones to fly above 400 feet or within five miles of an airport. the faa questioned the mental health of the germanwings co-pilot who crashed the plane on purpose. five years ago, andreas lubitz submitted a medical form saying he had no mental disorders and he resubmitted the form admitting to treatment for depression. the faa requested a letter from his doctor describing the treatment and current condition. the license was granted after he provided letters from his doctors saying he was no longer suffering with depression. members of a volunteer fire department responded to an awful accident in charles county and soon realized the victim was one of their own. autumn jenkins died in a near head on collision on tuesday night. a truck crossed into her lane. jenkins was a volunteer emt with the nanjemoy fire department.
they were devastated when they pulled up to the scene. >> we had another team there and they offered help. she's ours we'll take care of her and we did. >> one officer said he smelled alcohol on the breath of the truck driver. no charges have been filed. jenkins was 21 years old and had been a member of the fire department since she was just 16. 6:18 now. you'll see more and more motorcycles around here as the weather gets warmer. today the maryland motor administration is reminding people to share the road with bikers. about 70 people killed and more than 1,000 injured every year riding their motorcycles. 6:18. local libraries are teaming up at a federal effort to connect low income children with digital content. later this morning, president obama will announce progress on this effort. several libraries in d.c. and howard county are taking part in this program. they will give low income children access to the internet
and thousands of free e books. the president wants to connect 99% of students to high speed broadband internet in the schools and libraries. not as many teachers are leaving the profession apparently. it found that 17% of new teachers left their jobs in the first five years of teaching. that is in stark contrast to previous research that said 50% of the teachers quit. the university professor says the numbers were an estimate and the new numbers are based on a survey. stafford county teachers what i bear the brunt of efforts to close a hole in the budget. the school board has asked for more money for teacher raises and smaller class but the county budget gives the board $2 million less than the board's total request. the schools made up for that by cutting back on the raises and cutting funds to hire more staff. 6:20 now. baltimore issic waking up this
morning after a second night of curfew. this is the baltimore city hall. a few police officers there and the barricade up there. police officers are not wearing riot gear anymore as you can see. the police officers arrested 18 people yesterday. tomorrow they'll give the report on freddie gray's report to the state attorney office. relative calm, that's what "the baltimore sun" is calling the last 24 hours. protests are still going on but mostly peaceful. police arrested 18 people yesterday. one of the sort of odd stories coming out of this, the orioles empty ballpark. >> let's go o's! >> so we told you that the team closed the stadium to fans for yesterday's game and this is what it looked like there. fans had to line up outside the ballpark gates to watch what they could of the game. we also saw pictures on social media of players signing
invisible autographs and tossing balls to the ghosts in the stands. just very bizarre. sort of really weird imagery to see yesterday. >> sad too. >> yeah. >> hopefully they'll be able to get things back together with that. we're turning to the forecast now and we're talking about a little rain. we need to be ready for what peace happening -- for what's happening next. >> tom kierein has that. >> and it's good news for the allergy sufferers. a little bit of rain should wash the pollen out. right now, it's rather damp and cool. storm team 4 radar is showing an area of moving rain in west virginia and it's moving up into the pennsylvania. this little patch of green, southern fauquier and prince william, they'll make their way into the metro area over the next hour or two. and this batch of rain in north carolina this is moving into the met metro area but not until later this afternoon. we'll have the hour by hour timing coming up.
that's at 6:31. temperatures in the 40s to low 50s. low to mid 50s around the bay. kind of a cool morning. have your jacket as you head out. there's the low cloud cover, a haze. a few breaks in the clouds to the north. maybe a little sunshine trying to peek through. otherwise, cloudy through the morning. temperatures will be near 60 by mid-morning. mid 60s by noon. near 70 by late afternoon. that's when we'll get some scattered showers coming through. might hear a rumble of thunder late afternoon into the evening hours. cloudy, a few more showers. maybe lightning and thunder. 50s by dawn, cooler tomorrow. maybe a springklesprinkle. not wet all day. occasional light rain or sprinkles. temperatures low to mid 60s. partly sunny, around 70, a small chance of a sprinkle.
then beginning a summer like pattern. sunday, near 80 on monday. near 80 again on wednesday. remaining dry much of next week. as we begin the first full week of may. let's check on the commute this morning. melissa is checking on what's going on with the accidents on 270. >> yeah the two accidents, we have chopper 4 on the way to show us what this really looks like this here in person. so 70 eastbound at 270 and 270 south, two different crashes. the police are there. the outer loop is rolling around and inner loop hardly nobody there. we like that. taking a look at prince george's county, overall looking pretty good, no major issues at this point. traffic tracker right now driving on the inner loop near 66 looking good on the inner loop. outer loop off to the right side there, not any major problems. i guess that would be your left. i'm pointing to my right there.
wide look at things overall. no major problems again. back at 6:31 when we get some eyes on the crashes up in fred rick -- frederick county. ♪ today vietnam is marking 40 years since the end of the war. a parade marked the event today in ho chi minh city formerly known as saigon. nearly 60,000 u.s. soldiers died during the vietnam war. construction is on hold at two venues being built for the rio de janeiro olympics, at least for now. that work at the tennis arena and the vel adream is stopped because of safety concerns. they have only 500 days to go before the start of the summer games. olympic officials say they hope the issues will be resolved by the end of the week. listen up if you have an at&t smartphone. tomorrow is the deadline to apply for a refund if you think you were charged too much for your service in the past few
years. senator schumer said many people were unfairly charged for services through a practice called cramming. it's for things like ringtones and celebrity gossip. you can call at&t to see if you're eligible for a refund. you may think tax season is behind us but that's not the case for everyone. darrell ray eckert of charles county owes tens of thousands in back taxes and he was desperate for help. tonight, consumer reporter erika gonzalez has a warning how hiring a tax relief debt company can end up costing you more. did any of the $8,000 go towards your tax burden? >> no, ma'am. >> what you need to know before you pay someone to help reduce your tax debt. that's tonight on news4 at 6:00. well pretty soon a simple shot could help you get rid of that double chin. the fda approved a new drug yesterday that can break down the fat in your chin. the shots are given over about a six month period. we should mention for you the shot is only for the chin area.
not other problem areas you might have. this drug is going to start rolling out the plastic surgeons in june after they're done with a training program to get them ready to give these shots. you can get up to 50 injections in a single treatment. >> i don't like needles. that's a lot. >> yeah. >> that's -- isn't that a tender spot on your face? >> maybe not if it's really fat. i don't know. >> right. doctors are warning only with a physician, a licensed approved physician. waiting for a winner. the number of uncounted ballots remaining as the race to represent ward 8 remains up in the air. clear skies right now, but these showers you see on radar will be the story in the hours ahead. when the rain will arrive in yo people of the coffee drinking world, dunkin' has a dark roast coffee that's deliciously roasted
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in the hours ahead. showers you see to the west of us will bring rain to your neighborhood. >> our hash tag for the day, april showers. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein shows us when the rain will arrive where you live. >> if you live in the mountains you're seeing a few sprinkles right now. in the metro area, probably not going to get any significant rain until later this afternoon. i have the new timing on that, but first let's take a look at the radar know showing the few scattered light sprinkles out here. there are a few trying to reach the ground here in fairfax into prince william and fauquier. may be moving into washington and maryland over the next hour. so have an umbrella before you head out the door but the main area of rain is way down here in southern virginia and north carolina. that's going to be tracking closer to us later this afternoon. here's new model timing on showers moving in. this is through noontime. they pick up in intensity, the yellow and orange could be some
thunderstorms. shenandoah valley and blue ridge. may be a few sprinkles in the metro area. then east of there, we'll get some of the showers from the south moving into the metro area. next weather and traffic on the 1s amelia segal will join us live on the storm team 4 weather deck with a look at your bus stop forecast and what to wear. breaking news on the roads. >> 270 southbound as you approach 80, chopper 4 got over the scene. take a look here we have one lane getting by. so we are jammed coming out of frederick this morning. we are quite slow about a two mile backup at this point as you come down from 70. 70 east at 270, a crash there. just a warning if you come in on 70 east. wide look at things overall, we don't have any major problems on the beltway. we're starting to get slow at the outer loop. this is where megan mcgrath is this morning, reminder this starts at 7:00 tonight after the
major traffic gets through. 15th street north wes from jefferson that will be closed for the next week or so because of construction. back in a few minutes with more on the crash and travel times. 6:32. today a judge will sentence a man convicted of raping a jogger at knife point in silver spring. hakem torres attacked a woman last may. he was in the country illegally at the time of that attack. he had been deported to el salvador following a conviction for a previous assault on a woman. we're waiting to learn the findings of an investigation into a university of virginia student's arrest. virginia state police turned over their findings in the arrest of martese johnson yesterday. alcoholic beverage control officers arrested him in march. johnson johnson's attorney shows they approached johnson because they thought he had a fake i.d. video of him pleasing while
being handcuffed questioned whether the agency used excess excessive force. today, deputy secretary majorca will testify in front of the homeland security. he is accused of using his former position to help three facing questions about their visas. he is not accused of breaking any laws. the house is gearing up for a showdown with d.c. republican leaders have agreed to a disapproval vote on a abortion law. molette green has a look at this brewing battle. good morning. >> reporter: aaron, good morning. conservative house republicans want to try to stop this d.c. law in its tracks or at the very least have their disapproval on the record. now, the d.c. city council passed this measure months ago. here's the break down. it basically stops bosses from targeting workers who use abortion services and birth control measures. now, up against this deadline
the house republicans have agreed to vote on this this week saying this is all about religious freedom. but d.c. leaders have blasted congress once again for meddling. delegate eleanor holmes norton says it basically violates the rights of the 650,000 people who live here and have elected their leaders to speak for them. after this house vote it's not expected to go far beyond that. the senate unlikely to take it up. we are live this morning on capitol hill. at. >> two d.c. council candidates are watching closely as the last votes are counted in a special election. more than 1,000 uncounted provisional ballots will likely decide who wins the ward 8 seat. right now less than 200 votes separate laruby may and trayon white. one of muriel bowser's proteges won the ward 8 seat which was up for grabs in the election. eight of the council members are new or had been on the council
less than three years. loudoun county schools did not break the law. a parent took the school district to court yesterday telling a judge the school board didn't respond to more than 50 requests for information under the virginia freedom of information act. that judge sided with the school saying that some requests did not qualify as foia requests. tonight is one of those nights where you'll be fighting over the remote control perhaps. you have the caps and the nfl draft. and the redskins hold the fifth pick in the draft. no one knows what will the redskins will do either. some experts say they'll trade the pick. others say they'll draft a defensive end and some say they'll draft a quarterback. we'll send you a push alert as soon as they make their decisions. somebody needs to do something. >> the father of michael brown speaking out about the violence in baltimore. what he hopes people will learn from the protests. clear skies now over national harbor, but rain is
welcome back. it's 6:39. the marine corps war memorial is one of the most iconic images, it symbolizes the strength and sacrifice of the marines. it's become weathered over time and now david rubenstein is hoping to change that he's donated $5 million to restore the bronze, fix cracks and improve landscaping. his father was a marine who fought in the pacific. the memorial will remain open during work. a long delayed memorial near the national mall is under new leadership this morning. pat roberts is taking the helm
of the dwight d. eisenhower memorial. he is from eisenhower's home state. it was delayed for years in part due to the battle over the design. roberts says eisenhower never stopped in the face of adversity and they won't either. we're talking about showers and gray skies. might see the sun today. >> storm team 4 meteorologist amelia segal with what to wear. she is outside for us. >> well we'll see a little bit of sun this morning but overall the clouds win out today. it's cooler than yesterday. stepping out the door today, grab a light jacket. by the afternoon you won't need it. a high of 71. an umbrella will be needed later today. now, scattered showers west of i-81 right now. those will move east ward throughout the day. so at the bus stop it is dry. 7:00 a.m. low 50s, cool. 8:00 a.m., mid 50s at that point. thunderstorms and possibly some
heavier rain back around the i-91 corridor. it's cooler tomorrow summer like temperatures are in the forecast over the next seven days. tom will let you know when those arrive in the next ten minutes. now, melissa, what's the latest? >> breaking news amelia. 270 southbound at 80 you can see in the last couple of minutes the actual problem has cleared out of the roadway here. off to the right shoulder. still though we have some backups and some volume here just building out of frederick because of this issue. probably happened about 20 minutes ago now and we are seeing still some backups, about four miles of slowness as you head southbound on 270. as far as the rest of 270 from germantown to the beltway you're slow. no major problems in virginia. a traffic alert that could leave you stuck in traffic in the coming days. the work being done that will have a street around the national mall off limits. plus a developing story overnight in nepal where another
protesters taking to the streets not just in baltimore but across the country. what we're learning about the unrest in other communities as a new report raises questions about what happened to freddie gray in the back of that police van. first your weather and traffic. >> grab an umbrella before you head out the door.
we have scattered showers in the mountains. looking to stay west of us this morning. there's an area of a few sprinkles that are to the south. these are in prince william county into fairfax county. scattered showers around the metro about. >> 270 southbound is slow right now. chopper 4 is over the scene, 270 south at 80 slow out of frederick because of the earlier crash. crash off to the right side of the roadway but it will take you longer than it should. it is now 6:45. another night of curfew is over in baltimore. it was a calmer night. take a live look right now. this is the intersection of north and pennsylvania. that's where the cvs is located where the fires were burning. kind of ground zero for the riots in baltimore when it first began. looks like things are back to normal and traffic is moving. police and national guardsmen are patrolling the area they're not wearing riot gear.
tomorrow baltimore police will hand over their report on what happened to freddie gray to the maryland state's attorney. the report will not be made public at least not by police. however, we are hearing one account of what may have happened when gray severed his spine. another prisoner said gray intentionally tried to hurt himself. that's according to documents obtained by "the washington post." the post says the other prisoner was in the van with gray but was seated separately and couldn't see him. the gray family's lawyer disputes any implication that fray somehow severed his own spinal cord. not everything in the last 24 hours was peaceful though. some protesters resisted going home last night. the police did not use the tear gas, but police arrested 16 adults and two minors overnight. they had to release more than half of 200 people arrested monday. the police couldn't finish all the paperwork within the 48 hour legal limit.
reaction to what's happening in baltimore is now spreading across the country. demonstrators marched in boston minneapolis and ferguson and right here at home. in new york city police arrested more than 100 protesters. >> we're strong we're marching all night long. >> and here's the scene from freedom plaza last night. protesters briefly shut down "h" street and then pennsylvania avenue. they held signs that said black lives matter. they chanted quote, all d.c. cops out of baltimore. dupont circle florida avenue had to close for the protests. in denver police arrested nine people including one for assault. we received this new video in a few hours ago. you can see there in this scene the protesters marched outside of the denver jail and right behind them police officers in riot gear. with this recent attention on police brutality we mentioned some protests in ferguson
missouri over what's happening in baltimore. some people set fires and multiple shootings as well. that's where michael brown was killed last year, sparking the national conversation about police brutality. now his father is in los angeles pushing a positive message. michael brown, sr., hopes the violence can lead to something good. >> do i think it's okay? no. but at the end of the day, those fires, the rioting, the looting and all that brought awareness to what's going on in our communities. >> now to raise awareness even more brown's father helped create the newly formed michael brown chosen for change foundation. that helps young people get jobs and educate communities. the "today" show is next with the latest as baltimore praises for the release of a -- braces for the release of a new document. and out of nepal, the death toll from massive earthquake now tops 5,500. police say there 8 million
people have been affected. international aid is finally being distributed in remote areas, but still not enough. the united nations estimates more than 1.4 million people need food immediately. new this morning we're learning more about a dramatic rescue involving a rescue team from our area. news4 eason news4's kristin wright is following that story. >> you must see this rescue of a teenage boy in kathmandu. and what's more the fairfax county urban search and rescue team members of the team helped in this incredible rescue and we see them on the ground there. you see their shirts that say fairfax county urban search and rescue. members of the l.a. fire department also involved in this dramatic rescue. they worked for six hours to help free this teenager trapped in the rubble under the hotel in kathmandu. and he was amazingly awake and able to talk after they were
able to free him. and he was possibly trapped for five days. aaron? >> kristin wright thank you. 6:50 later this morning a local mother is expected in front of a judge on child neglect charges. they're pursuing a homicide case against catherine hoggle. her children have been missing since last september and feared dead now. she has a hearing at 9:00 this morning. today, senator bernie sanders is expected to officially announce a presidential bid that makes him the only declared candidate to challenge hillary clinton for the democratic nomination. sanders is an independent from vermont. he is known for fighting income inequality and the influence of the wealthy on lawmakers. clinton remains dominant so far in those polls. the apple watch apparently is not for everybody. the smart watch doesn't work properly if you have a tattoo on your wrist. the watch reads your heart rate by flashing green and infrared
light at your skin. tattoo ink can prevent that light from penetrating your skin. tattoos seem to negatively affect apple pay, placing calls and certain apps too. fasten your seat belts it will be a wild second round between the caps and the rangers. they start a best of seven series tonight. new york took the last two series. not this time, come on caps. pay close attention to the different between the two teams. the rangers are about speed, caps about size. but we have a lot of fast let's go caps. rock the red. time for us to make a change here. >> yeah it will be a -- you know it will be -- these are two really good teams going head to head. >> every game has been so intense. and anxiety causing. >> i stepped out side a few minutes ago, it's not hockey weather. >> very good news. >> i flared my nostrils, it
smells like rain. the pollen count is still high but it is raining. you can tell there's just a dampness in the air. rather cool. that area moving green on the storm team 4 radar. that's light rain out in west virginia. way out in western maryland. there are a few scattered sprinkles in fauquier county, southern prince william. some light sprinkles trying to reach the ground. the rain is here in southern virginia and north carolina. 's likely moving -- that's likely moving into the metro area but not until this afternoon. much of prince george's county 40s to low 50s. louden, fairfax, fauquier spotsylvania in the mid 40s. for the commute today, green lights for the morning and midday, but caution for the afternoon as we'll have scattered showers moving through. temperatures in the 50s. might see a little bit of sun.
then cloudy in the afternoon. up near 70. some roads wet as the scattered showers will be moving on through. the pollen count is high. mostly now oak, mulberry and sycamore and ash as well. but it will get washed out of it, some of it tonight and into tomorrow. cloudy and cooler friday and in the 60s. maybe get a sprinkle or a drizzle, not wet all day. then saturday partly near 70. a small chance of a sprinkle. sunday, we begin a summer like pattern that will continue into the first full week of may. may hit mid 80s on tuesday. warm pattern continuing through much of week. still have that issue at 270 southbound at 80 here. you can see the crash off to the right side of the roadway. a little bit of volume coming southbound. could take you a couple extra minutes here this morning. if you're heading southbound on 270 here. look at 66 a little slow opens
up a tad through centerville. but the whole way you're in going about 40 miles per hour. remember to listen to our friends on wtop. lorton road no major problems. and inner and outer loop rolling along nicely. 270 at montrose also pretty good southbound. another traffic alert to tell you about. you will see orange cones blocking off a portion of 15th street by the national mall. that's just the first one to tell you about. news4's megan mcgrath explains how long you have to deal with the work arounds. megan? >> reporter: well good morning. we have two separate road closures. one gets underway tonight. the other is going to continue through the end of next week. we are expecting traffic tie-ups in the area. now, this is part of the on going construction that you see behind me at the national museum of african-american history and
culture. they have requested road closures so they can move some equipment around. 15th street is closed between jefferson drive and constitution avenue starting at 7:00 tonight. after rush hour tonight and that will remain the case through tuesday. then we have a separate closure also in the area. madison drive. that's going to be closed between 14th and 15th streets. that starts on may the 5th and will continue through the end of next week. so congested area as it is, lots of tourists walking around. lots of pedestrians. we are expecting the closure of the streets to have a traffic impact. it will a little congested around here. back to you in the studio. >> thanks megan. here are four things to know before you head out the door at 6:56. the nfl draft is tonight. the redskins hold the fifth pick. make sure you have the nbc washington app. we'll send you a push alert as soon as the redskins make a decision. the judge plans to meet with a montgomery county mother charged in the disappearance of her children. sarah and jacob hoggle have been
missing since september. a teenage boy pulled alive from the rubble after nepal's catastrophic earthquake. the fairfax county search and rescue team was there. officers and national guardsmen and airmen are no longer wearing riot gear in baltimore today. the city is under a state of emergency. tomorrow police will hand over a report on gray's death but will not release it publicly. #april showers. it is gray and kind of damp right now. maybe a little sunshine in and out throughout the midday. then showers likely in the metro area by mid to late afternoon. maybe a rumble of thunder, melissa. this is right at route 80 the crash is off to the right side of the roadway. still we have five miles worth of backups that we don't typically see this time of the morning that's the slowest spot. everywhere else is pretty typical.
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