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weather wise we're looking pretty good this morning. just a few clouds trying to come in from the west. a lone shower, a little one in rockingham county. let's get your day planner going on this wednesday morning. because we could still once again see a couple of storms this afternoon. so we've got a yell loy' letter day -- yellow alert day because some of the storms that popped yesterday could be on the strong side. highs mid- to upper 80s. we'll be back down to 84 at about 5:00. right now 74 degrees and a little less humid than yesterday. showers and storms in kentucky down to tennessee throwing some clouds into west virginia. some of the high clouds will be with us this morning. they'll thicken up a little bit as we get into the afternoon. 64 in cumberland where andrea was yesterday. 74 here in washington. 72 in cambridge. highs this afternoon mid- to upper 80s. let's check in with monika at 5:00 with timesaver traffic. happy to say other than one issue, we're doing pretty well this morng. the accident is on the eastbound side of route 32 up
in columbia near i-95 just past i-95. so be aware of that. i'll keep you posted on that situation. here on 95 in virginia, things look great. dale city to woodbridge all the way up into springfield. no issues to report right now as you head up on to 395. we'll take a live look right now at the 14th street bridge and across the river here you're doing just fine. all lanes are open into the downtown area. let's go back over to our map and this time we'll head over to the other side of town. gw parkway, dulles toll road, 66, inside the beltway no issues to the roosevelt bridge. a quick live look near the american legion bridge looking good here. both loops of 9 beltway between bah these -- of the beltway between bethesda and tysons cornering. you're saying there's a chance. maryland ltionors are ready to -- legislators are ready to vote on a gambling bill. >> the bill won't become law unless it's approved by voters this november. 9 news now reporter kristin fisher is live at the proposed
sixth came seen know site at national harbor. wasn't it an early morning for lawmakers? >> reporter: it was so early. it was a very late night, early morning for lawmakers in annapolis. the house of delegates didn't vote until just before midnight. the senate voted annual hour later around -- an hour later around 1:00 a.m. now governor martin o'malley is expected to sign the bill around 10:00 this morning. here's a look at what this bill would do if it is approved by voters this november. thbill would essentially green light a sixth casino to be built likely right here at national harbor. it would allow table games at all state casinos and cut tax rates on slots at all current casinos except for the one in rocky gap. the last provision is designed to offset the economic impact that this future sixth sino could potentially have, the one that will likely be built here at national harbor. prince george's county executive and the delegates have voted for the bill -- that
voted for the bill believe this could bring in big business for prince george's county. >> this is big legislation. we're talking about providing economic development for prince george's county, for the washington, d.c. region. we have 40 million visitors that come annually to the d.c. area. about capturing some of that in a resort style gaming facility that would create 4,000 jobs under one roof. >> reporter: that was delegate justin rock, a democrat from prince george's county. he voted for the bill, the gambling expansion bill. but six other democratic delegates from this county, prince george's county, voted against the bill that would bring this casino and all that business to their district. i'll let you know who they are coming up in half an hour at 5:30. >> kristin fisher reporting live from national harbor. 5:03 now. pit bulls are still inherently dangerous according to the state in maryland, the law there.
the bill aimed at changing that died early this morning in the special session as well. it would have addressed the liability concerns related to a court ruling about dog bites regarding pit bulls. the house and senate could not reconcile the differences in the bills. the city of laurel, maryland and one of its police officers are facing a $3 million lawsuit. it stems from an incident ten days ago in a restaurant parking lot. cell phone video shows officers escortg a handcuffed suspect to a patrol car when one of the officers strikes the handcuffed man three times while shouting curse words. laurel's mayor denied our interview request but does say the results of an internal investigation will be forwarded to the state's attorney. reports of lavish trips overseas, sweetheart deals and a list of other concerns are now prompting some strong words from the u.s. secretary of transportation. secretary lahood, d.c. mayor, and governors of maryland and virginia all say they are gravely concerned over the board's lack of accountability. they're calling for sweeping
changes right now. the board says a lot of those suggestions are already being implemented. it is coming up on 5:05. time for the latest your money report of the morning. >> jessica doyle is here with today's headlines. good morning, jess. >> good morning to both of you. we're hoping for a better day on wall street. that would be really nice. investors have had trouble shaking the lingering concerns about china and europe. those overhad doughed good news out about our -- overshadowed good news about our economy yesterday. we spent more in july increasing retail spending by the biggest amount in five months. checking the numbers, the dow stands this morning at 13,172, added about 3 points in trading yesterday. red arrows, though, for the nasdaq and s&p. nasdaq was off by a point and a half and the s&p 500 was off franceally. if you want to -- was off fractionally. if you want to invest, intel is investing in national oil and philips 66 adding those stocks to its $74 billion stock
portfolio. berkshires investments are watched closely by wall street because if buffett is successful -- [indiscernible] speaking of rich people, it might be nice to have more money than republican presidential hopeful mitt romney no matter your political affiliation. he's worth an estimated quarter of a billion dollars but you don't have to invest like warren buffet to get there. if you're the only person to pick all six of tonight's power ball numbers, you're going to claim a $320 million jackpot. okay. so here's what you need to know. if you take the lump sum option, that's a check for just over $213 million. no one has won this jackpot since june 23. of course power ball played in d.c., maryland, virginia, 41 other states, you know whaim' doing aft show today. maybe i'll go to each individual location and buy a ticket. >> we thought the strategy was let's go somewhere rural and maybe get a better chance.
>> fingers crossed for all of us. by that i mean me. >> okay. just in case you don't leave too soon, what do you have for us in the next half-hour? >> you'll need power ball to pay for gas. we'll talk about how that's getting worse. >> don't want to hear that. a local police department may have been targeted in an identity theft scheme. that story is coming up. >> plus, virginia troopers file charges in an interstate crash between a big rig and a bus. it could have turned out much worse. >> ahead in sports, we'll see if the nationals were able to repeat monday's two touchdown performance. you're watching 9news now.
5:09 on this wednesday morning. fairly quiet out there. skies are partly cloudy. got a lone little tiny sprinkle in rockingham county. later this afternoon we'll have to watch out for a threat of again a couple of strong thunderstorms which could be popping. we start quiet. unlike yesterday, rain is not going to be a factor for the morning rush hour. by 9:00 77 degrees. winds sort of northwesterly today. by noon 84. then this afternoon mid- to upper 80s for highs but again the threat for strong storms could be with us for the late afternoon, evening commute. seven-day forecast we'll detail a cooldown headed this way by the weekend. right now monika is in with your timesaver traffic. we're taking a look at the sterling area on the inbound side of the dulles toll road here at route 28 coming out from the airport all the way through reston and herndon. you're going to be absolutely
fine. no problems on 66 outside the beltway as well. i'll have more on traffic coming up in my next report at 5:16. back to you. making news now coming up on 5:10, thorpts close off -- authorities close off part of maryland after a propane tanker crashed into a condo complex. investigators believe the tanker lost its brakes coming down a hill. the driver suffered minor injuries no one else was hurt but the area was evacuated as a precaution. virginia state police blame a tractor-trailer driver for a crash on i-81 yesterday near harrisonburg. investigators say the big truck was heading northbound when it hit a commercial passenger bus while it was changing lanes. both vehicles went into the median. the bus driver is the only victim who suffered any injuries. an internal memo obtained by 9news now shows arlington police are looking into a possible scam targeting their own officers. a woman claiming to be from afleck recently gave a presentation to county police. she's one of two suspects under arrest in atlanta and charged
in an identity theft scheme targeting officers in that city. it's kind of hard to stick to a diet if the food you try to eat stinks. coming up at 5:49, an area chef shows us how to make the dishes that are friendly for diabetics and taste great, too. >> no more two a days for the redskins. grateful players are celebrating coming up at 5:22. >> next at 5:10, howard is promising a cooldown in the seven-day forecast. we'll be right back.
good morning. welcome back to nine fine now. 5:-- 9news now. 5:14. a special good morning to beverly. a breast cancer survivor having difficulties with lung cancer. she was just delightful. a special good morning you to. we're going to get a cooldown but we've got to pay the piper first. >> a couple of storms again this afternoon and friday. friday is going to be hot but you're right, the cooldown is coming for the weekend. low, maybe mid-80s for temperatures so that should be delightful. hopefully we can clean out the air. >> low to mid 80s? >> low to mid-80s for highs. the tree pollen was absent but the grass, weeds, mold spores all moderate. here's a look at your day plan other this wednesday morning. halfway home. got 75 here by 8:00. skies are going to be anywhere from partly sunny to mostly cloudy today. some high clouds will be coming in first. then this afternoon we've got the threat for a couple of storms to develop with highs in the mid- to upper 80s.
yesterday we actually got to 90. winds today will be northwest at 5 to 10. even this evening at 8:00 can't rule out a lingering shower or storm, 79 degrees. we're looking at a couple of showers well to the west. this stuff is really light. not even sure if any of this is reaching the ground. the only echoes locally -- i doubt this is reaching the ground in northern rockingham county. knew market, if you've -- new market, if you've got a lone drop on a windshield, that probably would be it. 56 in gaithersburg this morning. it's 68 in baltimore. look at all the 60s out west. cumberland and winchester 64. fredricksburg 70 along with richmond. this morning in washington a fairly quiet morning out there. a little bit of condensation on our michael & son camera lens. 74 degrees with a northwesterly wind at 5. humidity up at 82%. want to show you the temperatures nationally because fall not that far away. 50s this morning in the northern rockies. we're liking that in great falls. detroit is down to 61.
we're going to take a little bit of that cooler air, even kansas city at 57. what a morning for them. we're going to take some of that cooler air, bring it toward us for the weekend. big storms down across north texas this morning. cold front here. they're welcoming that down there. they could use the rain as well. up to the north we're still watching yet another front. this northwesterly flow, a sign of the cooler air trying to come on in. that's what we'll be enjoying but not until the weekend. right now, though, we've got generally quiet, clear morning. we're looking at the threat of severe weather along the east coast once again today talking about some damaging wind gusts. maybe some hail in the strongest of storms generally east of 95. you'll see how as we get into the afternoon the showers and storms once again pop up here and there. so the forecast today about 87. a yellow alert day. the storms this afternoon certainly could mess with your plans. tonight we'll dip to about 70 in town. 60s north and west. a good looking thursday. hot, not too humid, about 90. friday another yellow alert. we'll be 90 to 95.
could be some storms friday afternoon that could cause some problems. then saturday showers, a couple of storms, 83. sunday looking better at 84. 5:16. monika samtani, it's been a pretty good looking wednesday. it really has been. let's keep our fingers crossed it stays that way. no problems to report on the beltway. good morning, everybody. we're doing really well on the north side of town it college park and bethesda. you can see all of your lanes are open. no issues to report. on 270 or i-95 coming in from the north. we'll take a live look outside here on 270 at montrose road. things are looking good there. and here at oxon hill as well on the beltway. south side of town if you're heading for the wilson bridge, you're going to be okay. no issues to report as you head into alexandria. back over to the map and this time over into virginia on the northbound side of i-395. looking good inside the beltway to the 14th street bridge and into the downtown area. all of your potomac and anacostia river crossings are incident free. a quick look live into springfield on the northbound
side of i-95. no problems. just a bit of volume now heading to the beltway. i'll be back with more coming up in a few minutes at 5:24. back to you. >> 5:18. the nationals offense dries up after exploding for two touchdowns earlier this week. >> plus, it appears there is a redskin willing to be up to the challenge, filling the jokester road when clinton portis stopped wearing his costumes. >> first, we want to take another look at our question of the day. the question is average single man does this about once a month. the average woman does this once a week. is it a, clean out their car, b, wash bed sheets, or c, balance checkbooks. >> our facebook friend billy writes yup, wash the bed sheets. deit by process of limb neighbors. i wash my car every -- elimination. i wash my car every other day and i don't use checks. what do you think? post your answer on our facebook page. we'll have the answer in our 6:00 show.
5:21 on this wednesday morning. it's nice and quiet. we don't have the rain like yesterday. want to get out this morning, commuting should be fine. like jogging in the morning? weather not going time pact you there. we might see a stray -- going to impact you there. we might see a stray shower. looking at partly sunny to mostly cloudy. a lot of high thin clouds. 84 degrees. then this afternoon pay attention. look how some of these storms are popping here by 3:00, 4:00,
5:00. some of those could be strong to severe. so a yellow alert day. annual dray ya and mike -- andrea and mike, back to you. we talked about the to touchdown score yesterday. the nationals should have held back some of their runs from monday's 14-2 blowout. >> sure would have helped last night. the game in san francisco stayed close till the bottom of the 8th. already leading washington 2-1, the giants exploded for four more. despite its solid start, zimmer pa gets tagged -- zimmerman gets tagged. here's dave owens with the rest of your morning sports. good morning, everybody. 25 days until regular season kickoff. redskins at new orleans. lots going to happen between now and then. we'll get a few more looks at rg3 and of course the roster will be shaved from 90 to 53. that's right. a lot of guys are going to get the pink slips before it's all said and done. but yesterday was the day for collective exhale because camp officially in the books. let's be clear. they're still going to
practice, just not twice a day. the players, though, do get a chance to get back to their families. veterans and young bucks don't always see things the same way but when it comes to camp, they agree, thank the lord camp is over. >> it's time to start thinking how we'll be practicing for the regular season. it's cool. but other than that, you know, i enjoy coming out here every day going to work. >> feels good, working long days, like 14-hour days. definitely want expecting that but it really didn't bother me because i'm doing something i love. >> the first major casualty of the season bestowed upon the backup nose gear chris neil. mike shanahan telling reporters after yesterday's practice it is a dreaded acl. on a better note, wide receiver anthony armstrong has become sort of the comic relief guy at camp. he's made a habit out of quirky uniform stuff. yesterday he posed as the anti- rg3, not number 10 but o-1. he
taped the name "bob," not "robert" on his jersey. he said he was going to rock a wig but? >> i had some actually. but like i said, it got too hot. i had a sleeve. i had to take that off. had a cap as well. everything just got too hot. i didn't want to cramp up. >> that's a quick look at sports. i'm dave owens v. a great wednesday, everybody. >> some of the most controversial comments of campaign 2012 came yesterday in virginia. that story is coming up. >> we're just getting started. >> plus, maryland voters will also get to cast their ballots for or against gambling coming up this november. quick check of the commute, monika? >> there's construction in place on the fairfax county parkway north and southbound at lee chapel road. that will be there till 6:00 this morning. here in springfield the lanes are open on i-95. i'll be back with more traffic at 5:30. you're watching 9news now.
good morning. welcome back to 9news now on this wednesday morning. i'm andrea roane. it's that time again. i'm mike hydeck. here's monika samtani. >> i'm starving. i talk about coffee all morning long. then we move to food about halfway through the morning and we're ready to eat. >> you must have been a dog in another life. food motivated. >> you're probably right. >> weather wise, let's talk about that because i don't want to get in any more trouble here. we've got a decent start today as opposed to yesterday. it's going to be dry, maybe a few clouds mixing in with the sunshine but we won't have that wet commute like tuesday brought us. your day planner calling for a mix of clouds and sunshine. sunrietz, look at that -- sunrise, look at that. 6:22. a mix of clouds and sunshine,
84 by noon. then this afternoon the threat for a couple of storms. the couple of storms could be on the strong side. that's why today a yellow alert day. you'll have to pay attention because they certainly could impact your plans later on. we're watching an area of weather coming out of kentucky and tennessee with the showers and storms. that's going to throw some of those high clouds over us first. as that energy gets here later today with the daytime heating, the threat for the storms will be with us. temps in the low to mid-60s in the shenandoah valley now. very comfortable. luray 63. down to 69 in fredricksburg and la plata. annapolis mid-70s. your highs today mid- to upper 80s. watch out for some late afternoon thunderstorms. 5:29. monika, happy wednesday. happy wednesday. on metro's orange line between foggy bottom and clarendon, there are some track problems. due to that, they are single tracking through that area. expect some delays because of that on metro's orange line. i will keep you posted on that situation. in the meantime, beltway looks great. no problems on the bw parkway or route 50 through cheverly.
we're looking good all the way into the northeast corridor and over to the anacostia river. you're going to be just fine this morning. we'll take a live look outside. first of all taking a look over here on 270 coming in from the north, you're going to see a bit of volume forming. you can see this here at route 109. that continues to about 121 before the pace improves. back over to our maps, this time to southern maryland with we're fine on route 210, route 4, 5, route 301. everything is good up to the beltway. heading through the wilson bridge, all lanes are open. i'll be back with more traffic at 5:39. well, we've already heard the negative tone in the 2012 presidential election. apparently it's dipped to a new low. >> the latest volley between the campaigns started yesterday in virginia. vice president joe biden was speaking in danville. he told the crowd with hundreds of african-americans in the crowd what would happen if mitt romney got the chance to cut back on banking industry regulations. >> unchain wall street.
they're going to put you all back in chains. >> this came just a few hours ago in virginia anded -- and the white house sinks a little lower. >> i've got a message. if you want to know what's outrageous, it's their policies. >> this is what an angry and desperate presidency looks like. >> the vice president says he was talking about how republican policies wrecked the economy and put the middle class in shackles. the negative tone is also present in increasingly critical campaign ads. maryland lawmakers worked into the early hours of the morning to pass a gambling bill. it would legalize table games and add a sixth came seen know site in prince george's county. the governor is -- casino site in prince george's county. the governor is expected to sign it but will voters approve it in november? kristin fisher is live at the proposed site at the national harbor. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, mike. this is a very close vote. the house of delegates approved the bill just before midnight without a vote to spare.
they needed 71 votes and that's exactly what they got. 58 delegates voted against it, including 36 republicans and 22 democrats. that includes six delegates from prince george's county. all of them are democrat. and these are delegates that voted against a casino being built in their own county. but i tell you what. one prince george's county official who is very excited about this bill's massage is the county executive rushern baker. he released a statement saying the passage of this bill enables the voters of the state and the county have the final say on this important issue. it's important because the expansion of gaming into prince george's county is about the thousands of new jobs, the millions of dollars in revenue. statewide these casinos are expected to generate an additional $174 million a year. once fully impmmentsed in 27 -- implemented in 2017. this all hinges on whether or not it's approved by the voters
in november. if approved, the bill would allow a sixth casino to be built right here at national harbor. it would allow table games with live dealers at all casinos in the state and cut the tax rates at all slots at all current and planned casinos except for rocky gap. the bill will be signed by the governor around 10:00 this morning. i'll leave you with this. "the baltimore sun" is reporting that very late last night as the governor was walking around the halls of the statehouse waiting to find out what was going to happen to his bill, he apparently told "baltimore sun" reporters that i'm getting buttons printed up that say "i am so sick of this issue." this has been going on for a very long time. we in the media have been reporting on it forever. i think there really is a sentiment about finally this thing is done. we now know at least how the legislature voted on this. at least now, mike, this is in the hands of maryland voters. >> now we don't have to guess and say oh, we're going to understand it at some point.
finally there's at least one step forward. thank you. kristin is live at national harbor this morning. 5:34 now. a judge is denying a request to delay the sentencing of former uva lacrosse player george huguely. jurors convicted huguely of second-degree murder in the 2010 death of his former girlfriend yeardley law. attorneys for him hope to delay his sentencing till october. in another development, those attorneys also plan to ask for a new trial. they claim prosecutors made an error by not telling them that lover's mother was preparing to sue huguely. today verizon will present a report to the metropolitan washington council of governments about what happened when 911 service went out after the derecho storm. more than a million people in northern virginia had no way to call emergency services after backup power systems failed. a company report finds verizon didn't even know about the problem till fairfax county called them. and then staffers treated it as
a service complaint instead of a major outage. it is just about 5:35. time for another your money report. >> jessica is back with pain at the pump and it's getting worse. i can't believe the prices i'm seeing. >> i'll tell you, it can't really get much worse than it already is. here's why. 2012 is on track to become the most expensive year ever at the pump. gasoline prices are up sharply in the past month on surging crude oil costs and refinery problems. our partners at "u.s.a. today" report that gas now averages about $3.70 a gallon around the country. it's up 30 cents since mid- july. gas prices now higher than this time last year in 39 states. last year was the most expensive year on record till maybe this year. prices are likely to continue climbing through august with little relief until after labor day. but there is some good news out there about your money. a new career builder survey finds 40% of workers say they're living paycheck to
paycheck. that is down slightly from 42% last year. this year's figure marks a recession low. 46% in 2008 during the early days of the financial crisis. can you imagine what type of blockbuster business this could be? chocolate with half the fat that still taste goods? that's what british researchers say they've discovered. the new chocolate formula cuts the fat in half by using a little bit of juice to replace some of the milk in the recipe. supposedly it's just as tasty if you don't mind it being a little fruity. scientists in the future say they could use water with a small amount of vitamin c to dampen the fruit juice flavor. >> i'd try it. >> i wonder if it's legit and does taste just as good. >> we'll have to get some. >> a little bit a day helps the body. >> watching your money and your tummy. >> well double. jessica is back -- well done. jessica is back with daily deals after the break. hundreds of firefighters
a yellow alert day. some storms could impact your afternoon. a little muggy but not as bad as yesterday morning. 48 by noon. a mix -- 84 by noon. a mix of sun and clouds. potential thunderstorms this afternoon. a drive home temp of 84. let's check in with monika samtani about the commute in. an accident on the northbound side of i-95 after the fairfax county parkway but before route 644 in the right lane. watch out for those delays here coming up towards springfield. i'll have more on that and metro track problems as well at 5:48. back to you guys.
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we want to take another look at the question of the day. it is the average single man does this about once a month while the average single woman does it once a week. what is it? a, clean out the car, b, wash the sheets, or c, balance the checkbook? >> our facebook friend randy writes, i'm a single man and it's b, wash the sheets. you tend to forget to wash your sheets. >> post your guess and comments on our wusa9 facebook fan page. we'll reveal the answer in about an hour. just shake out those crumbs. more trouble for penn state stelling from the child sex -- stemming from the child sex abuse scandal. that's ahead. >> a chef shares his tips for healthier cooking and it doesn't skip on flavor. >> it's 5:41. we want to see who's celebrating a birthday sharing with my sister-in-law mary. vernon jordan is 77. supreme court justice steven brier is 74. she became famous on "will and
wait... yeah... well, yeah, bacon. and my eggs sunny side-up. no, umm, over-easy. the $4 everyday value slam. one of 4 great choices for $4 off the 2-4-6-8 value menu. only at denny's. good morning. welcome back to 9 news now. 5:45 on this wednesday morning. halfway through the week and almost halfway through the summer. it's going quickly. >> it was a hot summer. we hit 90 46 times. it could be over tomorrow as far as i'm concerned. we'll hit 90 again before the week is out. maybe 95 in a couple of spots but the weekend will feature a change to much more palatable temperatures. we'll take that. today we start off with the day planner. it's a quiet morning. we're happy with that. yesterday's rain really did muck up that morning commute.
today, though, we'll have a mix of clouds and sunshine. temperatures by 9:00 upper 70s. low 80s at 11:00. mid-day 85 by 1:00. then this afternoon we'll worry about the threat for a few showers and storms. some of them could be starting mid afternoon, 3:00, 4:00 moving from west to east. what we get today like yesterday there could be a couple of strong to severe ones maybe some hail and damaging wind gusts. baltimore had one-inch hail reported yesterday evening with some storms. 68 this morning. winchester is 63 along with luray. fredricksburg 69 degrees. 75 at the pax river naval air station. looking outside on our michael & son weather camera, look at this pretty picture from tysons corner this morning with a couple of clouds out there. this is a neat shot here. about 35 minutes before the sunrise. got a temperature at reagan national 74 degrees. dew points in the upper 60s. just a little drier than yesterday. the humidity this morning at
82%. so while we had the big storms yesterday afternoon and evening, they have since moved in toward new england. watching another disturbance coming through the tennessee valley. this is going to throw some of those high clouds our way giving us the very pretty sky right now. but by the afternoon as this area of energy moves toward us, once again there will be a threat for strong to severe storms. this is from the storm prediction center out of northern oklahoma. these areas generally east of 895 here in the metro -- 95 here in metro. the potential for damaging wind gusts or large hail in the storms. that would be the main threat from the storms that will be coming this afternoon. lunch time still quiet. i don't think you'll have any problems midday. however, as we get into the afternoon, look how the showers and storms scatter about the region. this is what we're concerned about for the afternoon hours into the early evening hours. by midnight, though, we're all clear, quiet. it will be a quiet overnight. thursday looks rather nice. it will be hot, not too humid tomorrow. the sunshine coming out. maybe a couple of showers right along the higher elevations
well to the west of town. we'll quiet down for friday morning but here comes this front. friday afternoon hot out ahead of it but by 5:45, you're noticing the showers and storms developing. high temperatures today mid- to upper 80s across the region but a pretty nice at least start to the day. the threat is this afternoon. the yellow alert for the strong, potentially strong thunderstorms. tonight about 70. tomorrow 90'ish. friday, afternoon storms, even storms could be strong. 94. so a hot day. the weekend featuring cooler temperatures. saturday still a bit unsettled with some showers, maybe some storms, 83. that's a nice dropoff. sunday looks better at 84. 5:48. here's monika samtani with timesaver traffic. >> we have some issues to report to you right now. first of all starting off with metro. delays on the orange line. they have to single track right now between foggy bottom and clarendon. i'll keep you posted on that situation. and now we have an accident on the northbound side of i-95.
it is right before you get to the beltway and apparently the entire right side of the roadway is blocked off. i'm going to step out and show you what it looks like first. you can see how heavy and slow it is here trying to get up from newington. let's go to our traffic camera on the northbound side of i-95. again this is your delay trying to get up toward that accident. you're going to need to stay to the left to get around it coming up from newington into springfield. we'll go back over to our maps. this time we'll take a look on the other side of town. 270 southbound you're going to go i'm going to say about 25 miles an hour as you head toward route 109 and 121. then the pace improves into germantown. a quick look live at the beltway at university boulevard. still looking good here. i'll be back in a few minutes with more traffic, but first, we are asking you to help us step out and walk to stop diabetes. the walk is just over two months away but the kickoff event is tomorrow night.
chef mike stevenson who is awesome by the way from potomac points winery will be doing cooking demonstrations. he showed me one diabetic friendly recipe in our kitchen. >> i'm a diabetic so i heat healthy. i've had to learn how to heat healthier. a lot of my clients are professional athletes so i prepare meals for them that are very healthy. food should taste great to actually allow you to eat and want to eat because you have to feed diabetes on a regular basis. >> you're thinking about what you're eating all the time and you don't want it to be boring. what are you going to make for us? >> we're going to make a braised short rib. the great hinge about short ribs is it's a comfort food -- thing about short ribs is it's a comfort food that you cook for a while. you can-- >> you know what i love about what you're going to do, i always think about my family as well. i want to eat what they eat. this is something that can be shared. how do you make it? >> we're going to -- we have a
hot smoking pan here. step back just a bit. it probably will sizzle a little bit. very some oil in here. this is a mushroom reduction. when i try to cook for diabetes or people who are health conscious, i try to use a lot of stocks. low sodium stocks to cook the food into to impart flavor. once it's then released, i add a little more stock to release the flavors. the more you concentrate those particular items, the more flavorful it becomes. >> that's lovely. how long does this cook before you add? >> you can smell the aroma. >> it's great. while you're cooking it, tell us about the kickoff event this thursday night. it's going to be a cookoff as well. >> thursday from 6:00 to 8:00. we're going to be down in chinatown area of washington, d.c. from 6:00 to 8:00 you'll be able to come through. there will be another chef there as well as myself. i'll be preparing these short ribs. also a wonderful strawberry
salad. >> i get to try these twice because jessica and i will be there at the cookoff and kickoff event and the actual stepout walk for diabetes is on october 20. expecting a good turnout. >> i'm going to walk myself. >> jessica, andrea and i will be there as well. that is such a fun event. will you have food there as well? >> i'm going to have some trinkets in my pocket. we're going to be walking. >> this looks delicious. thank you so much. >> i'm going to bring some of the stock -- put some of the stock in there to allow the flavors to be released. i'll switch this out real quick. >> we have a finished one. we'll try that later and come to the cookout on thursday night. you can try it, too. back to you guys. >> wow. >> looks good. it is 5:52. here's what's making news this morning. u.s. military leaders say there is growing evidence that syrian
president bashar el-assad is getting help from iran. officials believe iran is supplying a militia to support syria's army. syria's prime minister is calling on more of his countrymen to join him in defecting. wildfires along the pacific coast. one blaze scorched nearly 2,000 acres of brush and burned one home in riverside county, california. an evacuation center was set up. firefighters only had about 5% of the blaze contained late last night. the jerry sandusky sex abuse scandal could cost penn state its accreditation. the accrediting body has told this university that it questions the school's compliance on government policies and integrity. penn state must soon submit a monitoring report and address its ability to pay the financial settlements that are due. maryland lawmakers decide to take a chance on expanding gambling in the state. that story is coming up. >> plus, there are some special events at the smithsonian today to honor a woman would introduced millions of
high clouds generally. by 9:00 we'll be pushing 75. as we head toward lunch, mix of clouds and sunshine. 84 here. could be a stray shower developing in the then dough ya valley -- in the shenandoah valley. west of town maybe a few strong storms developing. we'll have to watch that threat for a few showers and storms, some of them strong, maybe severe. mike and andrea. >> thanks, howard. we may have missed one birthday f. she was still alive, tv chef julia child would be 100. >> the smithsonian didn't forget. it's celebrating child's legacy. >> reporter: inside this ordinary kitchen worked an extraordinary cook with an extraordinary personality. >> this is julia child's kitchen from her cambridge, massachusetts home. the museum collected the kitchen in 2001 and we have sell bammed it here exactly the way -- have sell balanced it here -- assembled it here exactly the way it was when she moved back to her native state
of california. >> reporter: julia child was born august 15, 1912, 100 years ago. to honor the anniversary, the smithsonian national museum of american history is unwrapping a renovated space dedicated to the late foodie icon, including the kitchen that first went on display here in 2002. 900 objects are meticulously placed just as julia had them when she filmed three of her popular television shows at her long-time home in cambridge, massachusetts. not just an inspiration to the at home chef, she's inspiring restaurants across the country, like here at washington's cafe dupont. >> she is a little bit special and different because the way she taught us is that we should have fun. it should be easy and we also should be happy in what we do. >> reporter: a special 100th birthday menu has recipes she shared with her own family and friends in this kitchen. >> just looking at this room and seeing just how homey it s
you really can almost visualize yourself there. >> reporter: julia child's legacy still bringing people together with food. in washington, i'm karen cafa. >> julia child moved to washington after the u.s. entered world war ii. she volunteered at the office of strategic service, a newly formed government intelligence agency which was the precursor to the c.i.a. you can watch episodes of the french chef today at american history museum from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. you can still see her on pbs stations cooking and doing her thing. she's a lot of fun to watch still. thank you for watching 9news now at 6:00 a.m. i'm andrea roane. there we go talking about food again. i'm mike hydeck. thanks for joining us. a recurring theme. >> to make you miserable. >> just a little bit. >> right now howard bernstein has our weather first. there are a group of guys who meet in cumberland every day just to shoot the breeze and they want to hear about a breeze in the forecast. those guys this mog,