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been a little rum balancing of thunder. -- rumble of thunder. a little unsented, especially the west -- unsettled, especially the west and north side of town. this afternoon depending how much sunshine we see will determine how strong some thunderstorms may become before the day is over. we've got some issues to deal with. first things first. this morning showers which are around, especially west of washington and north of washington. we're seeing some moderate, even heavier downpours here from frederick county right down now through frederick and urbana getting on the west side of 270 there toward germantown and boyds over towards sterling. fairfax county, you've got light to moderate rain occurring right now. the heavier stuff south into prince william. there was one clap of thunder out of this earlier, one lightning bolt. temperatures this morng are mainly in the 70s. wet streets in parts. that means problems on the roads. here's monika with timesaver traffic. it certainly is going to mean you're going to find slower traffic than you're used
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to during the summer traffic pattern so be aware of that maybe give yourself a little bit of extra time to deal with as howard showed us some rain coming in on 66 as well. be careful if you're traveling through the centreville area. although the lanes are open right now, traffic is moving well on 66 overall. we'll take a live look on the northbound side of i-95. you'll see the wet road conditions here north of the rest area coming up from dumfries into dale city and woodbridge. again wet roads but again volumes are still quite light in august. let's go back over to our maps and this time we'll head over to the other side of town. there are no issues to report coming in from the north on 32, 29, 95, the bw parkway and another live look outside. this time here on route 50 at route 410 heading through the cheverly area. you're going to be fine into northeast. we'll be back with more traffic at 6:11. back to you guys. today should be the day in annapolis the house of delegates finally takes up the issue of expanding gambling in maryland. supporters want to legalize table games and allow a new is
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a seen know in prince george's county-- >> new casino in prince george's county. >> but there's still a lot of debate to come. kristin fisher is live where county leaders want the casino to be built. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning. by the end of today we could be one big step closer to getting a new casino right here at national harbor. maryland's house of delegates will be voting this afternoon on the bill that you were just talking about. what it would do is not only approve this new site but legalize table games like blackjack, roulette. this all comes after yesterday's marathon committee meeting. last night after hours of debate, the house, ways and means committee voted 13-7 to expand this gambling bill. the holdup? why did it take so long? amendments. specifically i'm talking about amendments regarding tax breaks for maryland live. that's the new casino in anne arundel county and that planned casino up in bat baltimore. there's been a lot of -- up in
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bat more. there's been a lot of concern that a new casino here would take too much business away from the other casinos in the state. legislators are trying to offset the impact this future casino could potentially have. in the end the committee voted to approve the tax breaks which sent the bill to the full house this afternoon. so here is what's on slate for later today. the house is expected to convene at 2:00. if approved the senate still has to pass it and it then has to be signed by governor martin o'malley and then it still has to be approved by voters in november. we're still quite a ways away, several months away from finding out whether we'll be getting a casino at national hash oo. hopefully we should know what way maryland's legislature is going to want to go. are they going to vote to approve this or are we going to have to wait and hold off this decision till another legislative session. back to you. >> kristin fisher live at
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national harbor. that will be on the november ballot. montgomery county's energy tax could also wind up on the november ballot. former delegate robin thicker submitted signatures to get a referendum on the issue. his proposal could make it harder for the montgomery county council to increase your energy tax bill. yesterday on 9 news now at 7:00, he explained why his proposal is so important to county residents. >> they announced they were going to have a 30% increase in the energy tax. when we came to the hearing, it was 60%. later on they increased it to 256%. >> ficker needed 10,000 signatures to get his proposal on the november ballot. he claims he now has more than 14,500 signatures. a marine from fairfax, virginia is one of the latest casualties in the war in afghanistan. 31-year-old begunry sergeant -- gunnery sergeant ryan jeschke was killed on friday along with two other marines from
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california. relatives tell "the washington post" he had been sent six times to iraq and afghanistan. a commuter alert this morning for beltway drivers in virginia. signs of progress on those express lanes. you may see people driving in the lanes this week. they're doing testing to make sure the ez pass system works. when they open, they'll pay to ride in the high occupancy toll lanes between springfield and tysons corner. car poolers with three or more passengers can ride for free. the 495 express lanes are slated to open by the end of the year. if you live in parts of culpeper, virginia this morning, you're going to need to boil your water before you drink with it or cook with it. part of the community's under the boil water advisory because of a 12-inch main burst that happened yesterday. the boil water effects people living in the southern part of culpeper like blue ridge avenue, high point and three flags. the boil alert is expected to be lifted by tomorrow. it's coming up 06:06--
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>> up on 6:06. jessica doyle is watching your money and safety. >> a new crash test is being done and some cars aren't doing so well. >> highway safety officials rolled out the new crash test with the idea of seeing how safe these vehicles really are. it's designed to replicate a front end accident. the highway institute -- rather the insurance institute for highway safety tested luxury or near luxury models because they have the safest in the latest and safety technology to begin w. only two models overall earned the highest rating of good. most of the other vehicles tested rated marginal or poor. in contrast, all of these cars earned good ratings in older frontal tests. >> we call it a small overlap crash because it looks at what happens when just the front corner of the vehicle hits another vehicle or a tree or object. and we looked at the real word data. this is a very important issue
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for frontal crash safety. >> volvo proved to have the safest car of all the luxury, near luxury vehicles tested. the volvo s60 and acura tl got good. the infinity was one step down. four cars earned poor ratings. the mercedes c class, the lexus is250, audi a4 and lexus es 350. it may be just a little bit easier to buy that new volvo. "the wall street journal" reports that banks and investors are making it easier to get a car loan, even for riskier borrowers. experience says the total value of car loans is up about 6% in the past year hitting the highest level in over three years where banks were telling the federal reserve they're easing standards for making new auto loans. >> interesting. >> it's a boost but it's amazing they're doing it even for arrivier creditors. >> people have -- riskier creditors.
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>> people have been making their payments so maybe they're thinking they can relax. maybe not so much for making loans for new home buyers but new cars. >> thanks, jess. our time 16:08. in five minutes, a political showdown? iowa. both president obama and vice presidential candidate paul ryan visit the hawk eye state on the same day. >> howard says showers are moving through this morning but what about the rest of the day? how long shoe hold on to that umbrella? the answer straight ahead. >> but first, now you can look up the f-bomb. meriam webster's dictionary added the phrase to its new edition. >> other new words to make the list, sexting, man cave, ah-ha moment, and energy drink. each year dictionary add abouts a hundred words base -- adds about a hundred words based on how often they're used.
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. it's going to abwarm, muggy -- to be a warm, muggy day with scattered showers and storms, especially this afternoon. we'll see a chance of some of those to be on the heavy, maybe severe side. highs upper 80s to near 90. >> thank you so much, howard.
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howard saying the roads are very wet. the rain is coming down on the northbound side of i-95, for example here in dumfries as you head up toward woodbridge and springfield. you want to keep your braking distance as well. i'll be back with more traffic coming up in my next report at 6:18. >> thanks, monika. it is 6:12 this tuesday morning. here's a check on the news from the stories making news. a family of thomas cafall -- caffall is apologizing for the people gunned down. thomas caffall killed a police officer and another person before he was killed yesterday. the somali pirate who killed four americans will spend life in prison. he was laked the mastermind in the hijacking of a yacht. three virginia based ships helped capture the pirates. we have learned now that on monday, exactly where the
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illinois jesse jackson had taken a leave of. there's no word when he will return to the hill. 11 states are being named as swing states in the presidential election. >> that means they're too close to call. it's no surprise the presidential campaigns will visit seven of the states in the next two days. >> the campaign is intensifying quickly. >> reporter: president obama tried to cool off with a snow cone while campaigning in iowa. >> this is outstanding right here. >> reporter: the persistent heat has caused a drought there. and the president told voters he could help, but he says paul ryan and his fellow republicans in the house are holding up his farm bill. >> if you happen to see congressman ryan, tell him how important this farm bill is to iowa and our rural communities. >> reporter: ryan is also in iowa. the new vice presidential candidate got his first taste of presidential politics when he was heckled at the state fair. >> you must not be from iowa. >> reporter: a new "u.s.a. today" gallop poll shows not everyone is thrilled with romney's choice. 39% of registered voters say
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the selection of ryan was excellent or pretty good. 45% rated as only fair or poor. 16% have no opinion. iowa is one of the swing states that will decide this election. and like president obama, mitt romney, too, is touring those states on a bus. he'll be in ohio today where is sure to talk more about the economy just like he did in miami on monday. >> i think it's immoral for us to keep spending our kids' future. if i'm president, i will actually cut spending and get america on track to a balanced budget. >> reporter: and vice president biden campaigned in north carolina monday. today he's in virginia. even the first lady is trying to win over voters. during an appearance on the tonight show, she told jay leno that the president's health reform is what she's most proud of during his first term. drew levinson, 9news now. new jersey's governor will give the keynote speech at this month's republican national convention. chris christie tells our
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partners at "u.s.a. today" he will offer some, quote, very direct and hard truths to people around the country. the republican convention begins august 27 in tampa, florida. >> he's kind of known for that. for the first time in 20 years a woman will moderate one of the presidential debates. the list of moderators was revealed yesterday by the commission on presidential debates. the first debate will be led by jail layerer of pb -- jim laherer -- lehrer. then october 16, candy crowley of cnn and october 22 will be moderated by bob schieffer. here's howard. are you going to rain on our parade today? >> a little bit. your early parade and maybe in the afternoon. by the way, 12 weeks from today election day. 12 more weeks of this.
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weather wise-- >> summer is already waning. especially in you see -- when you see the seven-day forecast. the weekend features some very comfortable temperatures. today we're looking at highs into the upper 80s. there will be a threat for some storms this afternoon as well. definitely some lulls in the action with potentially some strong storms later on. this morning's rain moving in from southwest to northeast. southern maryland, i think this is going to bypass you. even much of anne arundel, prince george's county county but you'll see west of 95 it's really coming down. we'll take you up into areas in eastern frederick right through urbana, now into clarksburg. it's germantown headed toward sterling, across the river there. so we're watching that. whites ferry could be rough right now. rockville south, that's a slow ride on the west side of the loop getting in toward areas in fairfax now, the beltway. fairfax. heavy stuff around lorton and dale city, mount vernon,
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alexandria. yes, could get a little bit of lightning to show up as well. the muggies have come back. almost tropical, sticky stuff. we've got upper 60s to the north and west. after the dry air, that's gone. our readings this morning upper 60s, west of town in the shenandoah valley. 73 easton, baltimore, gaithersburg. fredricksburg is 74. a sticky 79. looking outside at tysons, a little bit of wetness on the roads on our michael & son weather camera. 77 degrees. cloudy at national airport. south, swerm winds at -- southwesterly winds at 8 and humidity 88%. we've got the morning showers and storm. they move into pennsylvania and weaken. we get some sunny breaks today but also the scattering of showers and storms for the afternoon. the forecast in detail. today 88, 89. watch out. yellow alert day. obviously you're being slowed down this morning. we'll watch for the storms this afternoon. low 70s tonight with a few upper 60's north and west with a few evening showers or
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storms. tomorrow a chance of afternoon storms, 88. looking good thursday. sunny, hot, not too humid, around 90. friday the hot day, 94. could be a late storm, unsettled saturday 83. sunday looks nice with a high around 84. it's 6:17. monika, we have areas of rain in northwest and south now. >> quite a big -- that's quite a big area to deal with. the only good thing about this is it's still our summer traffic pattern. that means volumes are light but you still want to take it easy out on the roads with the wet road conditions as howard has been saying. on the northbound side of i-95, you will be seeing that slower traffic coming up from dale city into woodbridge and then a bit in springfield as well. let's take a live look outside and show you what it looks like on 395 here at edsall road. a good example of that slow traffic really both directions of 395 right now. north of the beltway with those wet roads. we'll take you back over to our maps and this time to the north side of town. southbound 270 as howard said
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is also wet coming in from frederick down to gaithersburg. watch your step. then you see a bit of yellow here in the rockville, bethesda area as well. we'll take a live look outside and show what you it looks like in clarks burke. you have the slow traffic beginning at route 109. you can see how wet the roads are. if you're just heading out the door, keep that in mind for your travel plans. i'll be back with more at 6:25. 6:19. coming up next in sports, history making night for the nationals in a big way in san francisco. >> but right now it's time for another check on our question of the morning. according to a harris poll, 50% of people admit to watching these types of shows very often. is it a, cartoons, b, cooking shows, or c, shows about zombies. >> our facebook friend kim posted on our timeline this morning, she writes none of the above. who have the pollsters been talking with? >> keep posting your comments and guesses fl we'll reveal the correct answer at 6:54.
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welcome back to europe weather first. we're -- back to your weather first. we're looking at showers mainly on the west side and north side of the metro now and a little bit of south and east of town things are relatively quiet. we're looking at a day that showers and storms are still possible this afternoon. some of those could be on the strong, even severe side with highs mid- to upper 80s. it's -- in sports, the nationals and giants start add series last flight in san francisco. >> it was hyped as a potential matchup with two great pitchers getting starts but didn't ended up that way. >> gio gonzalez did his part. six hits, struck out four giants but giants starter ryan didn't make it out of the 3rd inning. d.c. exploded for seven runs in the 3rd. the new catcher went 3-6, drove in four runs and the nats route
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the giants 14-2. d.c. had 21 hits which is a record. the braves lost so that means the nats' lead in the division is now five and a half games. two a days are over for the redskins. starting today they'll practice the same way they will for the regular season. robert griffin iii is gearing up for his next preseason game. that's this weekend against the bears. rg3 says he knows last week's victory over the bills was just one game but it was still pretty good. >> the experience in the buffalo game kind of reassured, you know, myself, reassured everybody else, you know, why they brought me here, reassured me that this is still football and it's still the game that we love and love to play. so if you trust your preparation, not that you can't be stopped but if you trust your preparation, you'll feel confident when you go out on the field and we definitely feel confident out there. >> again the skins face the bears saturday night in chicago. just about 6:25. still ahead, our region -- how our region fair whrs it comes
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to -- fairs when it comes to the most obese state in the nation. >> learn why more of us are being hit with bank fees. >> plus, no cost to get another traffic check. monika has that. >> this is free but it's not so good. on the northbound side of i-95, you've got that volume building. you're not used to this in august but with the rain coming down, it is slower in dumfries heading up toward woodbridge. my next report at 6:30. you're watching 9news now. [ male announcer ] the choice on debt...
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if you like to get your weather first, this is where you need to do t. just about 6:29. we're glad you're waking up with us. a live look at i-95 in springfield, virginia. a bit drizzly so far. things are going to pick up in a big way, 74 degrees right now. thank you for starting your tuesday with us. i'm andrea roane. i'm mike hydeck. meteorologist howard bernstein live on the weather terrace. he does have the rain gear. >> got the rain coming down. it's a beautiful morning here in northwest washington. the muggies are back. with those we've had some showers, even some isolated thunder this morning. good news here is i think over the next hour, 90 minutes a lot of this will be clearing out to our north and east. we start with a look at the day planner. our picture from tysons corner showing you the wet roads out there as well where it's raining. 77 at national. on the hour they were cloudy. 84 by noon. 85 at 5:00. we will have a chance for a couple of strong thunderstorms this afternoon but certainly we're going to get plenty of breaks as women. big picture on the ray -- as well. big picture on the radar shows
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the rain moving in during the last several hours. on top of us in d.c. and points north and west, we do see a break to the southwest and southern maryland has been relatively quiet. montgomery county, you're dealing with it. same southern and eastern frederick county. all of this lifting to the northeast. yeah, damascus over to germantown, rockville, you will be wet for a little while. here in d.c. we're now wet. this goes into fairfax county. as you get past quantico, you'll notice things are starting to dry out. mount vernon, you're about to get some heavy rain. that looks like it will slip into eastern parts of d.c. and also into prince george's county and the rains up north light to moderate rains thrup but the heaviest -- up there but the heaviest stuff has pulled into pennsylvania. we'll watch out for potentially strong storms later on this afternoon. we'll go inside where it's dry and air conditioned. monika samtani happy about that but not the commute. >> i am happy about being indoors. not happy about the commute. it's been easy in august but
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this morning a different story. the rain is slowing things down for you. from dumfries to woodbridge and here pretty solid now through the springfield area. at least the lanes are open. we'll take a live look outside and show you what it looks like with the wet roads right now. here's what it is in dumfries. again heading up to woodbridge you're going to find slower than normal traffic for august traffic patterns. let's go back over to our maps. this time over to maryland on the bw parkway and route 50 coming inbound through cheverly you're okay. there is an accident at 1st street inbound new york avenue. we'll take a live look outside. here's what it looks like at route 410. still pretty light. again the accident near 1st street. watch out for it in the right lane. i'll be back with more traffic at 6:43. >> thank you, monika. in campaign 2012, congressman paul ryan has been on the republican presidential ticket for four days, but he's wasting no time going after the president's record. >> the president is wasting no time returning the favor. anthony mason from cbs this morning joins us with a preview
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of the show. they are focusing on politics. good morning. >> good morning, mike and andrea. both presidential candidates and their running mates will be campaigning in key states today. we'll show you how president obama and a few hecklers in iowa wasted no time attacking his rival's vice presidential pick. all -- political director john dickerson looks at how ryan's selection is shaping the race. we'll see you at 7:00. >> have a good show. now to some local politics. maryland's house of delegates will finally take up the issue of expanded gambling today. >> the key part of the debate, building a new casino in prince george's county. kristin fisher is live at national harbor which is the favorite site for that proposed casino. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: g. that's right. good -- >> reporter: that's right. good morning. the bill would still need to be approved by the senate, signed by the governor, approved by
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voters in november, but if this bill is passed in the house of delegates today, it would be a very big step towards getting a casino right here at national harbor. casino supporters have said from day one this is all about the money. they want to bring more money into the state of maryland. the national harbor location is a prime spot for that because it would bring in money from both d.c. and virginia. but opponents have said hey, why the rush, why are we pushing this through in a special summer session? they want more data and research to understand how a new casino would affect the other casinos in the state. but last night supporters won out. the house, ways and means committee voted 14-7 in favor of this expanded gambling bill that would approve the national harbor casino and legalize table games. the committee also approved some pretty big tax breaks for maryland live, the casino in anne arundel county, and a planned casino in baltimore. the reason being, lawmakers are trying to protect the casinos in their district, protect them
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from any business that the national harbor casino could take away. this is shaping up to be a very interesting day in annapolis. house of delegates will convene at 2:00 p.m. the senate convenes at 7:00 p.m. shaping up to be what could be a very long night for lawmakers in annapolis. and on a side note weather wise, i know howard would like this weather update. it is about to start pouring out here at national harbor. the wind just really picked up. we're seeing lightning. i can see some showers just across the harbor right now. mike, i'm going to run inside before it starts to poor. back to you. >> kristin fisher live at national harbor this morning. well, struck down two years ago, ambulance fees back on the table now in montgomery county. the volunteer fire and rescue association reached an agreement with county executive ike leggett. if you have insurance, your provider will be billed with this new fee. if not, you will be getting the bill for the ambulance ride. it's estimated the fees could generate between $16 million
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and $18 million which would go to fire, rescue and staffing resources. they're saying the new fees start january 1. in prince george's county, police are trying to locate a missing girl and they need your help. 12-year-old maurisha davis has been missing since yesterday afternoon. investigators say the girl was last spotted near her home in temple hills, maryland. she's 5'3", and weighs about 120 pounds. she was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, jean shorts and black shoes. if you see maurisha davis, please contact prince george's county police at 301-868-8773. later today, we could learn what caused a deadly fire in a cheverly, maryland apartment building. prince george's county fire crews found the young woman inside a burning apartment on landover road near 63rd place yesterday. medics rushed her to the hospital where she later died. there is smoke and water damage to three nearby apartments. one-third of american adults are obese.
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according to centers for disease control and prevention, the rates vary state by state but no state had an obesity rate lower than 20%. the lowest was colorado. the highest mississippi. nearly 35% of adults are obese there. that's followed by louisiana and then west virginia. virginia ranks 15th on the list of the most obese states. maryland was 22nd. d.c. near the bottom at 47th. jessica doyle is back with another your money report. >> and more of us apparently are getting hit with fees from our banks. so we all could be sinners. is it us or is it them? >> the bank fees are going up. so look out for them. a new survey from found banks are increasing fees from atms, overcharge fees. the requirements to avoid fees are getting harder to beat. the service found the average minimum balance needed to avoid fees jumped from about $856 to
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nearly $4500 this year. banks have been looking for ways of course to recoup lost revenue from a law that limits how much they can charge stores when customers use their debit cards. we're buying more stuff on plastic nowadays but also doing a pretty good job of paying off the credit card bills. the average credit card debt per borrower in the u.s. in the second quarter was $4,971. that's up about 6% in the past year and it comes as more credit cards were handed out. coincidentally i don't think so at the same time the late payment rate remains near an 18- year low. good job, guys. there's a price war going on over e-readers. you may be the one saving money. barnes and noble is slashing prices for the nook. the price for an 8 gig e-reader is being roused by about 20 bucks -- reduced by about 20 bucks down to $179. the 6 gig is getting a $50 price cut.
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the new prices undercut the price of amazon's kindle. it's just about to release a new line of kindles so nook getting out there before it happens. >> kindle will probably come in and do its thing. >> it will probably cut the cost of its older models to get rid of them. we'll see even steven there potentially. >> thanks, jess. our time 16:38. in mine -- is 6:38. in nine minutes, we go back to the kitchen to celebrate restaurant week. we'll be doing some mexican cooking. >> howard says the rain is going to slowly move out. however, there could be more later today. highs will be in the 80s. ahead learn when this week you might be able to actually shut off the ac for a few days. we'll be right back.
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it is 6:42. 77 degrees. welcome back. monika here with your timesaver
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traffic. usually in august you're heading out the door and take you it nice and easy out on the roads. not this morning, though. the wet road conditions are causing slower than normal traffic for our august traffic pattern. we'll take a look on the northbound side of i-95. you see all this yellow that you're not used to. this means it's slow basically out of dale city most of the way into woodbridge and most of the way lorton into spring field. we'll take a live look and show what you it looks like in springfield with the wet roads. it will be slow either exiting on the beltway through annandale. inbound 66 is the same story or on 395 where the brake lights basically begin right now from edsall road. that's going to continue to seminary road and across the 14th street bridge as well. this time over to the north side of town. look at all the red on 270 southbound. one slow continuous line from frederick. you're going to go about 16 miles an hour toward route 109 and down into germantown before the pace improves. but at least the lanes are copy. it is incident free. we'll take one more last live
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look outside. here's what it looks like on the beltway at university boulevard on the outer loop. that's the left side of your screen slowing down through silver spring. i'll be back with more traffic at 6:58. back to you. >> thank you, monika. our time 16:44. i'm -- 16:44. i'm -- is 6:44. im. howard is just finishing up. >> i'm not going to repeat weather. he's going to handle it. >> you can. >> no, no. you've had a lot going on this morning. we had a shot of the bridge there and also we've got a sthot of the 14th -- shot of the 14th street bridge. a lot more people are seeing wet roads. >> i think over the next one to two hours things will be improving dramatically across the region. southern maryland not so nice. we are dealing with the showers this morning. let's show you our day planner because we're talking about the clouds around now with the showers. however, we're going to have breaks and we're going to see a couple more showers and storms this afternoon as highs get into the mid- to upper 80s.
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winds generally out of the south at 10 miles an hour. we could still have a few showers, maybe a rumble of thunder to this evening. depending on how much sunshine we get, that will determine how unstable the atmosphere becomes and how many more maybe strong or severe storms we see this afternoon. this morning's rain moving in from the west but moving -- the showers themselves moving north on this line as it's coming through the region. we'll take you on the tour here up toward areas around mount airy toward new market, trying to get toward westminster now. scattered light to moderate showers all over montgomery county. look at this. laurel southbound over toward d.c. there across 95, 29, route 1. here in the district silver spring, the american legion bridge all dealing with some of the moderate showers. this is route 1 out of alexandria going back toward 95. that's a slow ride now. a couple of new showers it quantico and stafford. look at this on 3 01 this will track toward upper marlboro. we'll be dealing with the showers for another one to two
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hours. temperatures this morning mainly in the low to mid-70s although college park currently 77. outside on our michael & son weather camera, we're in tysons corner. the roads are wet. a little slow going this morning. temperatures in the mid- to upper 70s across most of the area with a lot of humidity. so scattered showers and storms around. a couple this morning. we'll definitely get into some breaks. could be a couple of strong ones this afternoon, 87. tonight low 70s in town. tomorrow upper 80s with isolated afternoon storms. so the yellow alert today because this is definitely going to impact you this morning and probably a little bit this afternoon. thursday looks good, too. 90. sunny and hot. hotter on friday, 94. could be a late storm. then by saturday unsettled, back in the lower 80s. mike and an -- mike, over to you. >> thank you, howard. are you a foodie or just looking for a great excuse to actually go out to eat? we're celebrating d.c.'s restaurant week all week this week right here on 9news now. we're joining by chef tony star from a brand new restaurant in
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georgetown on m street. we're just plating the first one. we'll show you how to make a second one. what is this? >> this is a classic dish in mexico. the circles are -- they are calamari. we basically do a sauce. we'll use fresh tortillas and peppers. >> let's show you how you get everything started. you start with a little oil. >> basic will you you glaze your pan. >> want to try another one? >> definitely. >> you were telling me bandolero just opened recently. >> yes. we opened in may. >> opened in may. so only a couple months now. business is going well? >> business is good. >> excellent. >> been busy. >> what's going into the papineau? >> this is the garlic right there. cook the garlic a little bit.
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>> up next is the calamari. >> calamari. >> it smells wonderful. is that olive oil in the base of the pan? >> yes, olive oil. >> what else in addition to the calamari is on the restaurant week menu? >> we have the tacos and pork tacos is really one of the popular tacos. we have the spicy habaneros with apples on it. >> you're deciding to extend restaurant week. >> we're going to do two weeks restaurant week. i'm really excited. we're going to make people happy. >> if you haven't seen it, eight on m street, bandolero, 3241 on m street in georgetown. lunch $20.12. dinner $35.12. they're going through august 24. you can come out and taste this
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dish. that will do it. go visit bandolero and enjoy restaurant week. i believe that's for mike isabella. i've been going through the retailer websites to find you deep discounts. we're starting with rhode24 getting together with the legendary inn at little washington. to get a taste, you'll pay $50 and you'll receive three handicrafted rogue 24 cocktails paired with three bar dishes. the menu is a collaboration of r.j. cooper of rogue 24 and patrick oh connell at the -- o'connell of the inn at little washington. google offers is getting you a deal on jewelry at pay $100 and you'll get $200
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you can use on the site to buy new jewelry. save 17% on an xbox 360 bundle from $250 gets you a $250 gig console, controller, two games and three-month xbox live gold membership. there's free shipping on this one as well. if you have an offer you've seen or you're a local merchant with a deal for our viewers, i would love to hear from you on facebook. a check of the news before you go is next.
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6:53. we've got some showers around, hefty ones in spots this morning. later today we'll get some sunny breaks but also the threat of a few more showers
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and potentially strong thunderstorms. highs mid- to upper 80s. today is tuesday, august 14. here's a check on the news before you go. there will be a vigil tonight in arlington for two men killed there a week ago. keafe spriggs is and carl moten were found dead in their apartment on north culpeper street. arlington has had four homicides in the last four weeks. weather permitting work will begin on removing nearly five dozen trees from great falls, virginia. the work was pushed back. vdot is removing the trees because they could fall causing a deadly accident like the one that killed a man on georgetown park last month. three hates last night and four runs drove in. d.c. destroyed san francisco 14- 2. gio gonzalez picked up his 14th win. time to get the answer to the question of the morning. that question one more time. according to a harris poll,50%
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of people admit to watching these types of shows very often. is it a, cartoons, b, cooking shows or c, shows about zombies. >> the answer is b. most of you had it right. >> more traffic and weather when 9news now returns and coffee for me.
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one more thing before we go. how would you like to get to london in less than an hour? >> how about hypersonic travel? five times faster than the speed of sound? whoa. this is the new jet. it's called the x51a. >> it belongs to the u.s. military. it's called a scram jet. it can reach up to 4500 miles an hour. get this. there's no jet fuel. it sucks in air through the front of the aircraft and ads
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hydrogen to it. they hope the flight will last about 300 seconds. it will crash into the ocean. they don't have plans to recover it. it's just an attempt. watch out for the showers around for a little while. we'll definitely get some breaks. could be more storms this afternoon. tomorrow isolated storms. thursday and friday look pretty good. we're not used to this with the rain coming down you have some slow traffic. here's a live look at 270. this continues into germantown. a live look at the 14th street bridge. you have this off and on through dumfries and 395. cbs is next with the latest from the campaign trail. plus, a boarder battle between americans and canadians over costco. >> howard and i will be back in 25 minutes with a live update on traffic and wet gler keep tap -- weather. >> keep tabs on the rain today and any day on web eastbound b


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