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the last couple of mornings. there's the comfortable temps. winchester, cumberland, oakland and petersburg. 59 degrees. leesburg is 63. we've got 69 over at andrews this morning. fredricksburg is 67 degrees. so pretty comfortable start. it's been a patch of very light sprinkles coming out of southeastern virginia over toward the northern neck. we're looking at that really newland, maybe getting into st. mary's county. you may get a couple light sprinkles this morning. then this afternoon annapolis 85. easton 86. 86 for hagerstown and 89, our warm spot n manassas. let's go to monika samtani at 5:00. she has timesaver traffic. good morning, everybody. things are looking great outside. it's light. no problems to report as you head in from southern maryland. looking good on route 4, route 5, route 301, 210 from accokeek up to oxon hill. we'll take a live look at the beltway i believe near branch avenue. there we go. no problems to report as you pass andrews air force base down into oxon hill and across the wilson bridge. let's go back over to the maps
and this time to the west side of town. i just checked out all the cameras on the dulles toll road. no problems in from sterling all the way into the beltway. looking good on 66 as well. we'll go through live. if you're planning to head inbound at 66 at route 23, a few people already out trying to get to work on time and they will because all lanes are open heading for fairfax and the beltway. i'll be back with more traffic coming up at 5:10. back to you. we have a horrible breaking news story to tell you about this morning. a local teenager shot to death late last night. >> it happened at a home in prince george's county. police found the girl's body in that house on chartsey street. that's in the kettering neighborhood of upper marlboro. kristin fisher is there with a live update. chris continue, what more do we know about this kill -- kristin, what more do we know about this killing? >> reporter: this is the home where this 17-yard girl's body was found right around 11:00 last night. right now prince george's county police say they have no suspects, no motive. all they will say is they are
investigating this as a possible home invasion. this is still a pretty active police scene here but i tell you what, just moments ago a truly heartbreaking scene to see. this 17-yard girl's body was -- 17-year-old girl's body was brought out, put in the coroner's van and standing watching the whole thing, the girl's mother. just incredibly difficult to watch. you can only imagine what she's going through right now. neighbors tell me the 17-year- old girl was hoping -- she aspired to go to harvard university. she was clearly a bright young girl and just a tragedy here this morning as prince george's county police try to figure out what happened. the call came in around 10:20 last night. when officers arrived on the scene, they found this 17-year- old girl's body inside the home. neighbors tell me that this is the girl's home. this is where she lived. this is where her mother lived. the mother was not home at the time of the shooting. this is according to neighbors. inside the home was just a 17-
year-old girl and her sister. but what exactly transpired inside the home we just don't know at this time. police say that's still under investigation. they have no lookout for any suspect, no idea who this person might be or why he or she would want to kill this 17- year-old girl. but police are asking if anybody has any information to call crime solvers. the number 1-866-411-tips. but again at this point in time we have no suspect, no motive. just a terrible tragedy that took place here late last night. back to you. >> thank you, kristin fish we are that live update from prince george's county. 5:03 now. at least nine people were injured after two boats collided off the coast of pasadena, maryland. seven people including either four or five children -- it's unclear at this point -- have been hospitalized. two others declined treatment. maryland state delegate don dwyer is among the people injured in this. people in other boats helped
rescue the victims. a fire spokesperson says while the injuries are considered serious, they are not believed to be life-threatening. still no word at this point on what caused the crash. doctors at the national institutes of health have quietly been battling a superbug. over the last 14 months, 17 patients were infected by the drug resistant bacteria. six of them died. the hospital was under no legal obligation to report the outbreak to local authorities. n.i.h. doctors say the general public was never at risk. the bug only attacks sick patients with an already weak immune system. now they say the superbug is under control. there have been no new cases since january. no new trial for convicted killer george hiewgley. that's the rule -- huguely. that's a ruling from a judge in charlottesville, virginia. he's scheduled to be sentenced on august 31 on the second- degree murder charges in the may 2010 beating death of his ex-girlfriend yeardley love. both of them played lacrosse at uva. the judge disagreed with
huguely's attorneys claims that significant mistakes were made before and during the february trial. d.c. mayor vincent gray is accusing ward 8 council member marian barry of playing politics all over the issue of installing smart meters in taxicabs. >> why anybody would want to stop this is absolutely beyond me. >> because the law allows it. >> marian barry went on to explain that a million dollar contract went to a company outside the district and a in town company is appealing that decision. so barry filed something called the resolution of disapproval and that puts a whole hold on the entire process. that means if it is to move forward, the cab drivers will be forced to pay for the new meters themselves till the whole thing is resolved. it is 5:05. time for the latest your money report of the morning. >> headline time. jessica doyle is here. >> the economy is looking like it needs a boost but at least people are paying attention. the federal reserve is signaling very aggressively it could step in. federal officials spoke about new ways to stimulate the
economy at their last meeting three weeks ago. policymakers are strongly in favor of a third round of bond buying to keep interest rates low. that helped stocks to bounce off their session lows. checking the numbers the dow standing at 13,172 this this morning. continue -- this morning. finished 30 points lower yesterday. the nasdaq was up by 6 and the s&p 500 was flat on the day. print out that resume. we have two job fairs to tell you about. d.c. delegate eleanor holmes norton is holding her annual jobs and opportunities fair today. it takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the washington convention center. this job fair is open to d.c. residents only. what you need to do besides bringing that resume, you have to bring a photo irchlts d., a iew -- i.d., a utility bill or some other proof 6 residency to -- of residency to get in. there is a deadline today to register for the military jobs fair. it's for the 100,000 jobs
mission hiring event. the job fair actually takes place on saturday. it's from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. it's being held at naval support activity bethesda which is the home of walter reed medical center. 50 major employers will be there and ready to hire. >> all right. >> 100,000 jobs? >> that's the mission. this is a mission that's going on in multiple spots. so not just this particular event but there will be some hiring. >> good deal. thanks, jess. >> what about the next half- hour? >> there is a controversy about a slaughterhouse in california that's hitting the federal government as well as the major fast food giant. we'll talk about that in the next half-hour. >> thanks, jess. the west nile virus is back in far greater numbers this year. >> now it's been detected in another part of our area. that story is coming up. >> ahead in sports for the fourth straight night there was a rain delay at nationals park, but could washington keep its rainy day win streak alive? we'll have that answered when we come back. it's 5:07.
it is 5:09 on this thursday morning. partly to mostly cloudy skies out there. even a patch of fog. generally a quiet weather morning. most of the day will be quiet except for that stay afternoon shower or thunderstorm. much like we've seen the last couple of days. you got outdoor plans, we should be in pretty good shape. maybe go for a run this morning, especially north and west. it's very pleasant out there. 76 by 9:00. by noon 84. highs in the upper 80s with a drive home temp of 86. monika? on the southbound side of i- 270, nice and light here at
route 121. it looks pet much like this all the -- pretty much like this all the way down to the beltway. same story through route 355 in rockville. more coming up at 5:17. making news now at 5:10, a grand jury has indicted a man accused of opening fire inside the family research council's offices in chinatown in d.c. lloyd corkins is now formally charged. prosecutors say corkins shot a security guard in the arm. corkins is due back in court tomorrow. the west nile virus found in several samples regarding the cdc health department. so far no confirmed human case in the city. nation wild the cdc says we might be seeing -- one confirmed, excuse me, in the city. nationwide the cdc says we might be seeing the worst outbreak of this virus since it was detected 13 years ago in the u.s. more than 1100 have
gotten sick just this year. prince george's county police have released surveillanced pictures of an armed robbery in landover hills. it happened yesterday morning in the 6500 block of annapolis road. call crime solvers at 1-866-411- tips if you have any information. of course you can remain anonymous and there is a $1,000 reward. right in the middle of a massive cleanup operation, federal investigators find a few clues but still for answers into what caused that massive train derailment in ellicott city. we have more on that and the investigation coming up at 5:33. in sports at 5:22, why the nationals honored one of the players wearing the other team's jersey last night. >> could a storm be ruining your weekend? howard has the details at a 5:- - at 5:15 with the seven-day forecast. we'll be right back.
today is august 23, i'm thinking november 4. 2:00 a.m. >> my wife's birthday. >> when we fall back and get an hour's worth of sleep. looks like we're getting later and later with the sunrise. >> the problem is it's going to be a while. we're going to get sunrise at 7:30 or so. that always leads to a little bit of problems. kids will be at the bus stop and it's still dark. headlights on. school is in session so slow down, keep it in mind. weather wise, not a bad morning out there. we've got partly to mostly cloudy skies, a patch of light
sprinkles well to the south and east. a comfortable crispness to the air north and west. here we start with that bus stop forecast now that school's in session. partly cloudy. a patch or two of fog also but it's pretty sporadic this morning. temps 60s and 70s although right now we have a few areas that have actually dipped to 58, 59 degrees. look at that sunrise at 6:29 this morning. sets at about 7:50 this evening. our day planner, we're going to see a mix of sun and clouds, kind of like the last couple of days. like the last couple of days 84 at noon. highs upper 80s to near 90. also the threat for the isolated shower or thunderstorm, 86 by 4:00 and 81 will be the temperature at 8:00 p.m. under partly cloudy skies. winds turn to the southeast this afternoon at 5:10 miles an hour. want to show you what's happening now. southeastern virginia over toward even southern maryland, light sprinkles have been creeping northeastward. most of this i don't believe is reaching the ground. maybe over toward ridge and st.
mary's city, back toward newland we may have a couple of raindrops. toward tappahannock as well. this stuff is very light. temperatures are actually down to 58 now in lovettsville with reston at 62. we're 61 in gaithersburg. 66 in springfield. off to the east in prince george's county mid-60s. bowie 64. upper marlboro 65. andrews 69. in town this morning we're still holding on to 72. it is dark and will be dark for a good hour and a quarter or so. 72. that's our michael & son weather camera. the winds are calm. dew point # 6 and the -- 66 and humidity 81%. moisture continues up and down the carolina coast and southeastern virginia. we get some of those clouds to blow off on it. west of us relatively quiet. we will see a good morning but by the afternoon again, it may just be that stray shower or thunderstorm. should be a decent afternoon. highs well up in the 80s. tonight 60s to around 70 for the low with clear to partly cloudy skies. tomorrow we'll be fine in the morning but in the afternoon
again we pop a couple of showers and storms. speaking of storms, we're watching ice ya which has gone through the islands -- isaac which has gone through the islands right now. we'll watch it past to the south of puerto rico. current winds only 40 miles an hour. we think it will strengthen as we head into tonight and tomorrow. it could be making landfall as a strong tropical storm near haiti as we get into friday afternoon. our forecast calls for temperatures the next couple of days into the upper 80s with the isolated shower or storm. we should be in pretty good shape here. overnight lows 60 to around 70 in town. as we head toward the weekend, a better chance for a few showers and storms unfortunately on sunday with a temperature of 84. it is 5:17. timesaver traffic. here's monika samtani. thank you, howard. good morning, everybody. overall things are looking pretty good all around town. there's just one very minor issue but i want to let you know about it. it's on the inbound of i-66 right before you get to the beltway. a disabled vehicle in the right lane. you want to watch your step as you head inbound on 66. we'll take a live look at
nutley street. it doesn't seem to be causing too much of a backup. a little heavier than normal as you approach that problem along the right side a car broken down. let's go back over to the maps and this time we'll head to the other side. bw parkway, route 50 look great through cheverly. no problems on the prince george's county side of the beltway. and we'll take a live look inside the beltway here route a at route 410. still light heading into the northeast corridor. i'll be back in a few minutes once again at 5:24. back to you mike and andrea. nationals manager davey johnson shared the best suggestion he's gotten, what to do with stephen strasburg. >> plus, the nats aren't the only washington team in a playoff chase. d.c. united highlights are coming up in sports. >> the question of the daytime now, once again people 25 to 55 years old are now the fastest growing group at doing this activity. is it a, piano lessons, b, online gambling, or c, attending nascar events. >> funny response from morgan wrote, i pray to any and all gods that the answer isn't c.
low 70s. even lunch looks pretty good as we get to 84. we may just pop the isolated shower or storm in areas this afternoon. highs are going to be in the mid- to upper 80s. enjoy. mike and andrea, back to you. >> thank you, howard. d.c. united keeps the home winning streak alive. >> the nationals pay tribute to one of their opponents before their series finale with the braves. kristen berset has the highlights in your morning sports. good morning, everybody. for four straight nights the nationals game was delayed because of rain. in all four hours and 42 minutes of delay. for the first three games it proved to be good luck for the nats. but that unfortunately was a streak they just couldn't keep going. before last night's series finale, the nationals presented braves chipper jones with the bat he used to hit the first ever home run at nats park. honoring him on what could be his final game in d.c. in the fifth, things got going with a two-run double to center. the braves able to salvage game three avoiding the sweep 5-1 the final. >> a day after stephen
strasburg pitched six shutout ten strikeout inning, davey johnson revealed he would miss two to three starts after eventually being shut down. he also joked with the media asking us for ideas on how to keep his ace pitching through october. apparently he's been getting a lot of interesting suggestions lately. >> the best one i got was trip him when he's in the outfield so he strain as hamstring or something and has to be down for a month. that was a good one. i like that one. >> he's got a sense of humor. d.c. united hosting the chicago fire. they haven't lost at home since march 10 and they weren't going to do it here. 19th minute, dwayne with the last touch. his sixth goal. black and red win 4-2. that's a quick look at sports this morning. we will be live today from redskins park with full coverage of clinton portis' retirement press conference. have a great thursday.
still ahead this morning, we continue our breaking news coverage. the latest a murder of a local teenager coming up. >> plus, federal investigators are piecing together clues about what happened when that massive coal train derailed in ellicott city. here's monika with an update on the rush hour. >> late clearing construction on the outbound side of the key bridge here at m street may cause some delays as you come in on canal road. be aware of it as you travel into the district. i'll be back with more traffic coming up at 5:29. you're watching 9news now. you know, i was once used for small jobs.
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it's something you never want to encounter. for more of the inside story, visit shinglesinfo.com good morning. welcome back to 9news now. i'm andrea roane. thanks for joining us this thursday. i'm mike hydeck. good morning. monika samtani. she'll have traffic mommy state. mr. bern -- momentarily. good morning, mr. bernstein. good morning. clouds, maybe a stray shower. when you have radar echoes and visibilities at 10 miles, it tells me anything falling from
the sky is very light. here's a look at your day planner. sunrise not for a while still. want to show you outside first. there we go. this is tysons corner this morning. the sky still quite dark for another hour. 72 at reagan national. 84 by noon. 86 at 5:00. highs in the upper 80s. still can't rule out the isolated shower or storm we've seen the last couple of mornings. in the 50s again in cumberland and winchester. 60 in martinsburg. 63 leesburg. warmer right by the bay. annapolis 72 and the pax river naval air station are at 70. the clouds continue to stream in from the southwest, especially south and east of town. a couple of sprinkles here toward the northern neck, over toward st. mary's city. i'm not even convinced that much of any of it is reaching the ground. if we see a stray raindrop on your windshield, it's going to be down there. temperatures range from about 85 in winchester, luray. leesburg and fredricksburg 87.
we'll top out about 88. let's go to monika samtani, 5:28. she's got your timesaver traffic. good morning. good morning, everybody. want to make you aware of some police activity in southeast in the 600 block of 46th place. other than that, things are looking great. volumes are still fairly light on the southbound side of i-270 for example, no delays yet as you head into clarksburg down to the point where the lanes divide. we'll take a look at the american legion bridge on the west side of town. maybe a tiny bit of fog settling in as howard said but otherwise things are still good in terms of volume across the river here between tysons and bethesda. let's go back over to the maps and this time we'll head over to the northbound side of i-95 in virginia. still no major delays to report as you come in from woodbridge to springfield. we'll take a live look there. northbound side of i-95 coming up from newington at the fairfax county parkway, you can see both the main and hov lanes just a tiny bit of volume. no big deals heading to 395. i'll be back at 5:38. mike and andrea? we are following breaking news this morning.
police are investigating the shooting death of a 17-year-old girl. >> the girl's body was found inside a home in upper marlboro. 9news now reporter kristin fisher joins us live from the scene with more on this story. good morning are, kristin. >> reporter: good morning. prince george's county police say that right now they are investigating this as a possible home invasion, but they just don't know for sure. it's still too early in the investigation. they started around 10:20 last night and there are still lots of police on the scene. there's a forensic team still inside combing the home for clues. but i tell you what. just moments ago i watched probably every single parent's worst possible nightmare. the mother of this 17-year-old girl that was murdered stood just a few feet away and watched as her daughter's body was being taken from their home. it was just beyond words. just impossible to describe the emotion coming from this poor, poor woman who's dealing with such an awful tragedy. friends of the family that were
with her tell me that this is their home. this 17-year-old girl lived in this home with her mother but her mother was not home at the time that this incident took place. the only person inside the home with that 17-year-old girl that i know of at this point was the girl's sister. but exactly what happened inside is still unknown. prince george's county police say the call came in around 10:20 last night. when they got here they went inside and that's where they found the 17-year-old girl's body. she was shot. we don't know by who. prince george's county police say they still have no suspects, no motive, and they really aren't releasing a whole lot of information at this point in time. earlier this morning, prince george's county police corporal leery johnson issued this statement. take a listen. >> still looking for suspects. still trying to establish a motive. if anyone has any information, heard anything, seen anything suspicious in the neighborhood, to please provide that
information to the police department or they can also notify crime solvers at 1-866- 411-tips. >> reporter: we still don't know the exact identity of this 17-year-old girl, but from what these friends of the family tell me, they say she was starting her senior year at a high school nearby in the area and that when she graduated high school, she had hopes of attending harvard university. that was her dream school. by all accounts she seemed a very bright young girl. just an awful tragedy taking place here this morning. back to you. >> that was heartbreaking to watch the mother having to go through something like this. kristin of course will have more information for us in her next -- in our next half-hour. services have been scheduled for the prince george's county police officer who died in the line of duty monday. a viewing for officer adrian morris will be held monday, august 27. it will be from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and then again from 7:00 to
9:00 p.m. at borgwardt's funeral home. his funeral will be tuesday at 9:00 a.m. at woodstream church in mitchellville. investigators have now released a photo of the suspect they're still looking for in this case of his name is kevon neal, 24 years old. they believe he was driving the car officer morris was pursuing when officer morris' patrol car crashed on i-95. he and his partner had been investigating reports of thefts from a gas station. investigators say it's going slowly but things are happening. they're being producted in ellicott city. that's where a csx train that was carrying coal derailed late monday night. crew members told investigators they had not noticed anything wrong when the train's emergency braking system kicked in automatically but it was because an air hose had ruptured on the train. coal spilled from the train cars and killed two 19-year- olds, elizabeth nass and rose
mayr. services for nass will be held today. mayr's funeral is set for saturday. d.c. police are investigating a crash that sent four pedestrians to the hospital. an suv jump add curb and plowed into a group of people yesterday. this was in d.c.'s columbia heights faked. it happened as dozens of people were lined up for some free produce from a local food bank. an eyewitness tells us the suv literally pinned one woman against the wall. we're told all the injured people are expected to recover, though. this afternoon a new task force established by d.c. mayor vincent gray will hold its first meeting. the task force is seeking solutions to the massive and lengthy power outages following the june 29derecho storm. mayor gray wants this group to look into the feasibility of putting more power lines underground around the district. the meeting at the wilson building starts at 1:00 p.m. it is open to the public. coming up on 5:35, time for another your money report now. >> jessica doyle is back with more consumer news. >> we've got some good signs
from the economy. so that's good to hear, right? we're seeing signs that the housing market is picking up and later this morning, we get another key housing report to look over. the commerce department releases new home sales figures. last month economists looking for a rebound after a decline in june. the sale of new homes has hit a two-year high in may. toll brothers is of course the company that builds high end homes said yesterday it's enjoying its most sustained demand in five years. it comes on the heels of a national association of realtors report that showed sales of previously owned homes rose 2.3% last month. sales have jumped more than 10% in the past year. that's a good thing. the federal government and mcdonald's has suspended purchases of meat from a california slaughterhouse. central valley meat company is under investigation for animal cruelty and possible health irks. these -- issues. these suspensions from mcdonald's and the government come after an animal welfare group took covert video and it showed cows that appeared to be sick or lame being beaten,
kicked, shot and even shocked in an attempt to get them to walk to slaughter. mcdonald's says behaviors in the video violate the standards that the fast food company demands from its suppliers. big change coming for a local whole foods. the store in clarendon, virginia is building a pub. the beer room will be named the arlington pub and it will offer bottled craft, local draft beers, wine by the glass and organic coffee bar in a pub style atmosphere. whole foods beer pub is scheduled to open september 20. part of this big craft beer trend we've been talking about here on the morning show. >> that's the thing about whole foods, you can find obscure kinds of beer there. we'll have to see if the pub thing works. >> it's working throughout the d.c. area. they're jumping on the trend that other proprietors have been opening up to a lot of fanfare. >> a grocery store experience. on the morning of august 23, 2011, carol king said it best. we were all a few hours away from feeling the earth move
a little muggy in northwest d.c. we had the showers yesterday afternoon so the ground still a little damp. we've got a patch or two of fog. we'll look at the advice i can'ts coming up in a few minutes -- visibilities coming up in a few minutes. we'll see conditions where temperatures will rise into the 80s. but lunch time partly sunny, mostly cloudy at times. a stray shower possible this afternoon. high near 88. we go inside to monika. she's got your timesaver traffic. the last of the construction vehicles just about to leave on the outbound side of the key bridge here at m street. it hasn't caused much of a delay. just a tight squeeze getting by. i'll be back in a few minutes with more traffic coming up at 5:45. back to you, jess. i've been combing through the day's daily deals, e-mails and retailer websites finding
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you were a year ago today. you know why? because that's when we had an he can't quake, what felt like a -- had an earthquake, what felt like a really big one. it shook the east coast all the way up to connecticut and maine. local leaders here in the washington, d.c. area are going to gather at the washington monument today for a news conference. they're expected to announce the details of a regional and national shakeout earthquake drill. chuck brown probably would have scheduled a gig yesterday, even though it would have been his 76th birthday. d.c. mayor vincent gray has declared august 22 be known as chuck brown day in honor of the godfather of go go who died this spring. the mayor also plans to transform part of langdon park in northeast into chuck brown memorial park. artistic renderings show a statue or bust of the music legend along with an amp theater. mayor gray said it would be an
appropriate tribute to brown's legacy. 5:42. how close is it? this morning some new numbers are out when it comes to the presidential race. we'll tell you about a poll coming up. >> the northern california wildfire is advancing on a new town this morning. >> before we head to break, it's birthday time. who's celebrating today? sonny jergenson is 78. shelley long is 63. and singer and actor rick string seen also 63. he stars on a tv comedy, jay moore is 42. one of my favorites, hawaii five o and actor scott caan is 36. you can go a little lin sane. rocket guard jeremy lin is 24. if it's your birthday, happy birthday to you too.
good morning. welcome back to 9 news now. 5:35 on this thursday morning. looking forward to the weekend. are we going to have more storm as we go through the weekend? >> looks like sunday. some moisture may be coming in off the atlantic so we'll have to worry about that a little bit. saturday looks like the better day of the weekend to look ahead. for this afternoon, though, we're looking at again the outside chance of the isolated shower or thunderstorm. much like we've seen the last couple of days. not terribly widespread but what pops up could put down some heavy downpours and delay the nats once again. here's a look at our bus stop forecast this thursday morning. there's a patch of fog or two mainly well west of town in the mountains and out toward parts of the lower shenandoah valley of we have temperatures from the low 60s to the low 70s at the bus stop. a couple of spots right now have dipped into the upper 50s with sunrise at 6:29. we'll have a mix of clouds and sunshine once again today. 8 2k by 1 -- 82 by 11:00. winds fairly light. will turn southeasterly later on this afternoon as we approach the upper 80s for
highs. 86 at 3:00. again with the stray shower or storm this afternoon and we'll be 86 also for the drive home. so pretty good looking day. visibilities are down, especially west of town. cumberland to petersburg toward the harrisonburg, stanton area. a quarter mile visibility. got a couple of sprinkles well off to the south and east of from us richmond to st. mary's city. this stuff, i don't even know if any of it is reaching the ground. your temperatures are in the 60s. gaithersburg 61. tappahannock 66. out to the west where we have the fog, notice upper 50s, a little cooler. it's a little easier to get the fog to form. it's like a cold drink in the summer that gets the water on the outside of the glass. we have the condensation occurring there. culpeper 63. here in d.c. starting to see a couple of clouds and a little bit of light in the sky. 45 minutes or so before the sunrise.
we've got 72. officially mostly cloudy with calm winds and the humidity at 81% this morning. we'll continue to watch this stream of clouds southwest to northeast. thicker south and east of town than north and west. by the afternoon we'll see a couple of specks of green popping up. those are the isolated showers and thunderstorms that i'm talking about. quiet once again tonight. then tomorrow we're going to do the same thing. we'll get into the afternoon. some daytime heating. we'll pop the stray shower or thunderstorm. then friday afternoon, a little bit of moisture. winds still continue out of the southeast. that atlantic moisture moves in. we'll pop some showers and storms, maybe a few more into saturday afternoon. then sunday looks like even more than that. so every afternoon got that chance. that will be increasing toward the weekend. want to show you isaac very quickly here. there's tropical depression 10 which may bottom joyce. isaac, the more immediate problem. isaac is probably going to strengthen to maybe a hurricane by the time it gets to haiti here by early friday afternoon. going to cross haiti and weaken
and then cuba as a tropical storm. we'll see how weak it gets before it reemerges in the waters of florida straits. right now the track is just off shore of florida. so this would be maybe keeping the heaviest winds here till it made landfall somewhere in the florida panhandle. we'll have to watch for the west coast of florida as we head into early next week. looking at our seven-day forecast, we've got temperatures upper 80s the next few days with the mainly isolated afternoon thunderstorms. nighttime lows in the 60s. 70 in town. i've lowered the temperature to 84 sunday. 89 monday. as we head toward wednesday, we'll see if any of isaac's moisture makes its way up this waip. here comes monika samtani with timesaver traffic. good morning. if you're planning to head over on the major thoroughfares, you're now going to begin to see some volume forming but no big deals to report i'm happy to say unless you consider this a big deal. 16 miles an hour.
as you leave route 109 toward 121 before take pace improves. we'll take a live look a little further south at falls road. easy for me to say, right? southbound 270, this is just a bit of volume but no delays as you head down to the point where the lanes divide. let's go back over to the maps and this time head over to the other side of town. in southern maryland route 5, route 4, route 301, they're all incident free heading up to oxon hill. it's a good ride heading across the wilson bridge into alexandria. we'll take a live look at the beltway at branch avenue. for the most part things look great here. that length of the beltway in prince george's county. i'll be back with more coming up at 6:00. mike? >> thank you, monika. making news now at 5:50 this morning, sad story out of upper marlboro. a 17-year-old girl is dead in what may have been a home invasion. prince george's county police found the girl shot to death last night in a home on chartsey street. neighbors tell us the victim was a good student would was hoping to attend harvard university. california's governor has declared a state of emergency
as the ponderosa wildfire threatens yet another town. fire officials now say flames have consumed 70 structures and are moving towards another 550 buildings. the fire is 55% contained but it has already destroyed more than 24,000 acres. so not only is tropical storm isaac threatening to ruin next week's republican convention in tampa, the storm is also postponing pretrial hearings for five terror suspects held at ingmar guandique bay. -- at guantanamo bay. 5:51. in campaign 2012, a new cbs poll is out this morning just days ahead of the republican convention which is scheduled to start monday in tampa, hurricane allowing. >> that's right. the survey focuses on voters in some of the big swing states. susan mcginnis takes a look inside the numbers. >> reporter: workers are putting the finishing touches on the convention floor before republicans arrive in tampa.
florida is a key battleground state in the race for the white house and mitt romney is gaining ground in the sunshine state. the latest quinnipiac university, cbs news, "new york times" poll of swing states shows romney has moved into a virtual tie with president obama in florida and wisconsin. president obama maintains a healthy margin in ohio. romney has made up ground in two of the three states surveyed since the first poll three weeks ago. in florida a big league among senior citizens has helped romney cut the president's lead in half since the august 1 poll. he gained four points in wisconsin but had no change in ohio. paul ryan appears to be the reason wisconsin is now back in play. a third of voters say ryan's place on the ticket makes them more likely to support mitt romney. since naming congressman ryan as his vp candidate, romney has spent a lot of time focusing on medicare. ryan's signature issue. now he's refocusing on the
economy. >> 23 million americans out of work or stopped looking for work. it's inexcusable. >> reporter: more voters frus romney to -- frus romney to do -- frus romney to do a -- trust romney to do a better job with the economy. but with medicare voters trust president obama by at least an eight-point margin in all three states. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> if you look closer at the poll's medicare question, it shows voters want to keep the system as it is by a 2-1 margin over those who want to turn it into a voucher program. well, coffee definitely your beverage of choice, at least mine at this hour. >> when it comes to water, do you choose tap or bottled? a taste test is under way to see if d.c. residents can tell the difference. jessica? >> move over, silicon valley. d.c. is a hot bed for technology start-ups as well. i'll tell you what's working in town. you're watching 9news now.
pretty nice out there. we have a little bit of fog tort cumberland and petersburg and towards the shenandoah valley. we'll take you toward mid- morning. got plans outside, going to be fine. temps in the upper 60s in the shenandoah valley. mid-70s here and also southern maryland. lunch time looks nice, too. 84 degrees. notice a few specks of green
here and there. those are those isolated showers and thundershowers we could see, much like we've seen the last couple of afternoons. that may just be a problem for one or two of you. 86 by 3:00 with a high near 88 and a drive home temperature of 85 degrees. mike and andrea, back to you. >> thank you, howard. you think you can tell the difference between tap and bottled water? that's the challenge d.c. water is putting to residents. >> anny hong went to one of its weekly test challenges to see if people could taste the difference. >> reporter: -- >> oh, i was spot on. you could tell the difference. >> it tasted fresh. it left a good taste in my mouth. >> reporter: the d.c. water taste test challenge pits tap water against bottled water, and the results are mixed. >> it turns out i was right. i tasted one that had a bit of an after taste and tasted a little plasticky like when you leave a bottle in the sun. >> the water tasted pretty similar but living in southwest and drinking tap water fairly often, i was able to determine the difference. >> i was wrong.
i thought the sample that was actually d.c. or bottled water was the tap water. >> reporter: d.c. water has an uphill battle to change the public's perception of tap water. it stems from reports of more than ten years ago that lead levels in water from certain lead pipes exceeded the environmental protection agency's standards. >> bottled water is not as regulated. we feel we're the better choice. >> reporter: d.c. water kicked off its water taste test challenge on wednesday, a program that will go to each ward every week to educate the public about the safety and advantages of drinking d.c. tap water. it's clearly a challenge because some people are still skeptical, like janice jones. >> when you do the -- you can -- it seems there's something more there than there needs to be. >> i don't want to drink
straight tap because you don't know what's in tap water. >> reporter: anny hong, 9news now. we begin 9news now at 6:00 a.m. with breaking news out of prince george's county. a 17-year-old girl is shot and killed at a home in upper marlboro. this is a live look from chartsey street. police are investigating this as a possible home invasion. they're not releasing the girl's name. we'll get a live report from the scene coming up in just a few minutes. thanks for joining us. i'm mike hydeck. monika samtani will be back momentarily with timesaver traffic. i'm andrea roane. right now howard bernstein has our weather first. >> it is a nice looking morning out here. we've got a couple of very light sprinkles in the northern neck of virginia. other than that, the fog out west. the rest of us in good shape and we'll probably be in pretty good shape most of the day. here's a look outside. kind of a neat look from our tower cam. you can see some of the clouds in the distance there. sunrise still about half an hour away wi temperatures this morning, many 60s. 71 at national. by lunch time