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we're as happy as that little guy was because we're looking at this beautiful sunrise. good morning. welcome to a.m. i'm andrea roane. we're in for a warm day. but still weeks away from the hurricane system, we have a tropical system on the way. we want to start by asking how much rain are we going to be seeing from from this subtropical storm? >> not much for sure. we are going to see a better chance on sunday but really for areas south. that's where you get the better of the chances. really through richmond and points south, that's where the steady rain is going to be. i'll have more details on your weekend forecast but let's take a look at ana as it heads well off shore of the carolinas. we are going to see a nice day. we're starting off a gorgeous sunrise as andrea mentioned. 65 degrees. we're headed to the lower #s on once again -- lower 80s once
again. 57 for front royal. we do have some dense fog once again through the shenandoah valley and we are going to be headed to 82 or 83 degrees today. all right, larry, over to you. metro riders, want to let you know everything is running on time for your trains this morning. so no issues there. buses running on schedule as well. for those of you in prince george's county, no issues out in your part of town as you make the commute southbound from the bw parkway or 95 or east -- westbound on 50e this morning. want to give you a live shot and show you how things are shaping up on the beltway. this is new hampshire avenue. again no issues as you make your way on the inner or outer loop. your next update coming up in about ten minutes. we've been standing out here throughout the world war ii memorial all morning. in the past five minutes or so, we saw a bicyclist get hit. i'm going to step out of the way so you can get a better look at the scene. we're on 17th street. right now the northbound lanes and southbound lanes of 17th
street are closed. the southbound lanes will open soon. i was on the scene right after it happened. i was talking to the bicyclist. he is alive. he is going to be okay. his leg is broken. he's in a lot of pain but he is going to be just final. he was going northbound here on 17th street right in front of the world war ii memorial. it happened probably about a half-hour ago. but i was over here talking to him. i called 911 for him and he was alert. it's going to be just fine so that's the good news for you drivers out there, try to avoid this area. they are letting a few cars pass through here to go northbound. southbound is also closed. just avoid this area if at all possible. the world war ii memorial will be a very busy place today for the ceremony for the 70th anniversary of v.e. day. we'll have much more on the v. effort day celebrations to honor the greatest generation coming up in our next half-hour. in d.c., i'm nikki burdine, wusa9. this morning congress is
under pressure to set some new rules for the mass collection of america's phone records. the federal court ruled that controversial nsa program is illegal. >> reporter: the future of the national security agency's controversial spy program now hangs in the balance. on thursday a federal appeals court ruled the practice illegal. hours later senate majority leader mitch mcconnell took to the floor to defend it calling it vital to national security. >> not only have these tools kept us safe, there has not been a single incident, not one of intentional abuse of them. >> reporter: the scope of the program was not known until edward snowden leaked classified documents to the media two years ago. the former nsa contractor revealed that since 9/11, the agency secretly collected and stored millions of private u.s. phone records under section 215 of the patriot act but that the court ruled was never authorized bythe statute.
>> you can do both security and protecting constitutional rights. >> reporter: with sex section 215 -- with section 215 set to expire, law make e are exploring new legislation that would essentially do away with the nsa program. one measure known as the u.s.a. freedom act would keep bulk records in the hands of the phone companies but allow the nsa to request those records for terror investigations. while the obama administration has defended the legality of the program for that purpose, administration officials say the president is encouraged by bipartisan legislation that would implement reforms. today attorney general loretta lynch is expected to make a decision about whether to open a civil rights investigation into the baltimore police department. lynch testified on the hill yesterday. she spoke about her meeting with baltimore's mayor stephanie rawlings-blake. lynch also spoke about the recent deaths of two police officers killed during confrontations with suspicious suspects in new york and idaho.
>> the tragic loss of these brave individuals serves as a devastating reminder that our nation's public safety officials put their lives on the line every day to protect people they have often never met. >> lynch's testimony comes as the law enforcement community marks national police week. the wizards were on a playoff role better than any previous run in team history. >> still ahead, how they're now handling the great wall of chinatown being broken. >> i'm first alert meteorologist erica grow. a comfortable start. maybe you wouldn't even need the jacket if wearing a light sweater. temperatures in the 60s in the beltway and we'll rise to the 80s once again with a good amount of sunshine this afternoon very similar to what we had yesterday but some minor changes for the weekend. allyso
welcome back. 6:09. i'm first alert meteorologist erica grow, very similar today to what we had yesterday. it's 57 in gaithersburg and 57 at andrews. 57 in martinsburg. 64, though, in hagerstown. you can start to see that sunshine making its way through the cloud cover. we will have a little bit of cloud cover to start but a partly sunny afternoon. 81 degrees at 1:00. our high temperature today will be 83. we're going to reach that between 3:00 and 4:00. temperatures remaining nice and mild and comfortable heading into the weekend as well but there is the potential for some showers. we'll track them in the first alert seven-day when allyson comes back. right now time again for timesaver traffic.
if you're traveling eastbound on i-66 you'll have a pretty uneventful commute which certainly isn't a bad thing for a friday morning. as you make your way from gainesville and front royal through manassas, centreville and fairfax into town. a live look right now at i-66 west of ox road shows traffic for the most part fairly light. a lot of people probably telecommuting did or just off for this friday and the holiday weekend. again, no issues to report there. let's head down to southern maryland and show you how things are shaping up in brandywine, accokeek, upper marlboro, ox why hill, no issues in your part of town. 301, route 210, no issues in your area. coming up after the seven-day forecast, we'll have your drive times around the metro and give you a look at how things are shaping up in other parts of prince george's county and montgomery county as well. over to you. tom brady talks but doesn't have much to say in his first comment after being implicated in the deflategate report. >> not at all really.
plus, a tornado -- the tornado sirens have been sounding all week long in the plains. the alert is back on heading into the weekend. >> here is another look at our michael & son camera. a beautiful start to the day. a few clouds out there but we'll see sunshine this afternoon. highs headed to the lower #s on. stay with us. i'll be right back with
don't rain on our parade, allyson rae. it's going to be a nice weekend. >> it is going to be a nice weekend. we have a slightly higher rain chance on sunday but not for everybody. it's really going to be for areas off to the south, mainly along 66 but they will be brief and light and most of your weekend looks to be very good. a little cloudy but still warm. let's talk about how we're starting off your friday. very nice. lots of sunshine. even shining off the potomac. that's a good way to start your friday i think. 65 degrees out there and we are going to see some fog right where it has been the past two days at the shenandoah valley. everybody else is starting off pretty nice with a few clouds and we're going to see a lot of sunshine through the afternoon. your lunch hour looks good. your dinner hour looks good. even the after dinner hour looks nice today as well. 59 for leesburg. 55 for frederick.
annapolis 62. you'll stay cooler through the afternoon. 57 luray. that's where we're seeing that fog. south of 66 and west of 95. even a little bit of fog near quantico. we are looking at subtropical storm ana. subtropical storm ana is going to bring some wet weather through the carolinas. for us extra clouds and a few stay showers on saturday and a couple of showers on sunday for areas south. let's go through the futurecast today. looking at a sunny day. not too bad of a friday at all. enjoy it. today will be the sunniest day of the weekend. saturday morning 9:30, cloudy skies. we're going to stay into the low #s on. the clouds -- 80s. the clouds break apart for the afternoon. a couple of stray showers 66 and points south. not going to ruin too many weekend outdoor plans. sunday remains cloudier. look for the showers to arrive by about 5:30. still along 66 the bulk of the steldzier rain is along 64 through richmond and points south. if you're headed south for mom's day, that's where you'll run into some heavier rainfall.
watch what happens after 5:30, it really goes away. so these are light and brief and not going to impact us too much. areas north of the beltway, you're probably going to stay pretty dry. a light stray shower at best. 83 for today, tomorrow and sunday. not too bad. we're staying above average. as we head through the weekend, we will see a good nats game, the home games for the nats will be good. go caps as we. by next week we see the temperatures soar but that's all ahead of a cold front that brings showers and storms and by next week wednesday and thursday back to the mid-70s. your time 16:16. marc train riders everything running on schedule so no issues there. if you're going to be heading out soon, going to be traveling on the inner loop of the beltway, no problems if leesburg pike to new hampshire avenue. you're looking at a 20-minute commute this morning. looks like i'm tongue tied. ready for the weekend, right? eastbound 66 from lee highway into town, d.c. northwest, a 25- minute commute. heading northbound on 95 from dumfries road up to i-395 a 17
mints commute and westbound -- 17-minute commute and westbound crain highway to florida avenue, 18 mince. travel moving smoothly on the ineanders outer loop of 9 -- on the inner and outer loop of 95. back to you. more severe weather could be in store for the plain states both today and tomorrow. now one person has died from wednesday night's storms. a woman in oklahoma died when her underground shelter flooded. another 1 people were injured when a tornado hit a mobile home -- 18 people were injured when a tornado hit a mobile home park in oklahoma city. but it could have been much worse if it wasn't for plenty of the early warnings. >> it's just tough. you know, it can all -- it's just stuff. you know, it can all be replaced as long as nobody gets hurt and the family is all together, we're good. >> mark left both his home and welding shop but his family wasn't hurt. the tornadoes destroyed more than 1500 homes in the town of
bridge creek. the man implicated in the disappearance of 43 college students is in custody according to mexican authorities. authorities say he had been hiding with relatives. the former police official allegedly ordered other officers to hand over 13 students to a drug gang last year. the gang is believed to have killed those students and then burned their bodies. two survivors of the colorado movie theater massacre are among the latest witnesses to testify about the night they lost their loved ones. they took the stand in the james holmes trial yesterday. the girlfriend of one of the victims remembers a request she made of her boyfriend that tragic night. she asked him for one last kiss before the movie and that tender moment was soon replaced by gunfire and scream. the funeral for new york city police officer gunned down over the weekend is going to take place in new york today. thousands of police officers from across the country are expected to pay their respects to brian moore. moore and a fellow officer were shot while they were trying to question a man in queens saturday. moore was struck in the head.
the other officer was not hurt. the funeral for an educator who spent more than 30 years leading public school systems in our area takes place tomorrow. dr. paul vance died of complications from a stroke at the age of 83. the viewing is this evening. the funeral is tomorrow at noon at christ episcopal church in rockville. vance was the first african- american superintendent in montgomery county public schools. he was also the superintendent of d.c. public schools. well, embattled new england patriot quarterback tom brady has made his first public comments since the report on the so-called deflategate scandal. it's suggested he probably knew about the underinflated games. they can be easier to throw and catch. danielle nottingham has reaction to his response or lack thereof. >> reporter: new england patriots quarterback tom brady received a hero's welcome during his appearance at salem state university thursday
evening, but the four-time super bowl champ did not offer interviewer jim gray much when asked about the report on deflategate. >> our owner commented on it yesterday and it's only been 30 hours so i haven't had much time to digest it fully but when i do, i'll be sure to let you know how i feel about it. >> reporter: but brady's agent had plenty to say about the report of underinflighted patriots footballs during the afc championship gape. don yee called the report a significant and terrible disappointment. yee spoke to cbs news over the phone. >> the resulting report does not contain a significant amount of tom's testimony which provides much context to the conclusions that were reached by the wells team investigators. >> reporter: brady told investigators he had no knowledge of plans to deflate the game balls. scott zolak is a former patriots quarterback. >> i don't think he ordered the code red and said hey, go and do that but you guys know how i
like the balls. >> reporter: when asked if it tainted his super bowl victory brady said? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: the n.f.l. is weighing his potential punishment. danielle nottingham, cbs news. here at home tonight the capitals can usher in a new era for their new coach. washington is one win away from making the eastern conference finals. they're hrup tee games to one against the new york rangers. the last time they got to the conference finals was 1998. that's when they went on to lose the stanley cup finals. a must win for the caps tonight. the puck drops at 8:00 at madison square garden. the playoff hopes for the washington wizards take a huge hit. starting guard john wall has five nondisplaced fractures in his left hand and wrist. he suffered the injury sunday in game one against the atlanta hawks. he sat out for game two and
washington lost. game three is tomorrow night at verizon center. wall is expected to speak to reporters today and we can learn when or if he will return at all and wizards fans are already taking to social media. let's take a look at the tag board now. that was wall finishing a layup there before the injury. let's go first to instagram. the fifth wilson as the diehard wizards fan, this looks all too familiar to me. just got to make the best of the season and see if we can overcome this. no john wall? now what are we going to do? how do they find these pictures n. is hysterical. that's when you find out john wall has five nondisplaced fractures in his left wrist and hand and is likely done for the playoffs. get well soon, john wall. so unfortunate. my prayers are you. and yesterday's future i think this is the lowest moment as a wizards fan, actually a sports
fan. hashtag prayforjohnwall. that was on instagram. lots of concern. he's now the team leader both vocally and on the court. it will be a tough loss. we'll find out more when he addresses reporters today, guys. >> it's incredible he even finished the game. playing off pure adrenaline. >> i think what's incredible is how people have just given up on the team that quickly. >> there's a chance. >> there could be -- what is it? burakovsky for the wizards. >> 17 points, 12 assists. >> always going to the dark side. come on. >> kind of the lone all-star sidelined. that's going to hurt. >> go wiz. >> we shall see. they haven't decided which direction they're going to go yet. they're talking to all the specialists right now so fingers crossed. tough road ahead nevertheless. i think we can all agree. time for sensitivity training for d.c. cab drivers. the latest move by the taxicab
commission to address who drivers will pick up and won't. >> shaping up to be another great day in the metro area. temperatures in the 80s again and we'll see a good amount of sunshine just like we had yesterday so nice and comfortable. the humidity remains on the low side. we do have some lingering fog out to the west. i just tweeted out a map to that if you want to check it out. you'll want to stick around and check out the first
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the d.c. taxicab commission is hoping a cultural sensitivity program will help drivers be competitive with services like upper and ly -- uber and lyft. larry miller took to the streets to find out more about the proposed program and some drivers refuse to go into some neighborhoods at night. >> several drivers i spoke with said safety is their top priority and at times they would rather refuse a fare than put themselves out in harm's way. >> reporter: for nearly a decade samuel author williams has been driving a taxi around the washington metro. he's had his fair share of both good and difficult times but lately things haven't been so good. how has it been for you?
>> very slow. >> reporter: car services like uber and lyft have cut into taxi service by 50%. even with growing competition, eric rogers, interim chairman of the commission says a reputation of poor service is another obstacle hurting drivers. >> a few complaints of folks refusing to haul -- [ inaudible ] we have some individuals who refuse to haul because of the person's race, because of the person's gender, because of where the person is going to. >> sometimes we are scared to our lives that sometimes somebody might pull a gun or rob you or something like that. fortunately that hasn't happened to me yet. >> reporter: rogers and his team are working out the details of a cultural sensitivity program to make sure every customer who wants a ride gets one regardless of his or her race, sexual orientation, handicap or any hable characteristic.
it would stirrer traying other -- mirror training other d.c. employees go through every year. for drivers like williams, if the program helps him make money and assures his safety, he's all for it. >> robberies can take place anywhere. if somebody wants to rob you, they can. >> the program will be fully implemented only for new drivers. they'll go through the program and after that they'll look at get veteran drivers up to speed. a bill that would give congress the authority to review any nuclear agreement with iran is one step closer to passage this morning. the senate passed the measure overwhelmingly yesterday. the house is now expected to take it up next week. then president obama is expected to sign it unless major changes are made when it gets to his desk. the political wheels are in motion for martin o'malley. the former maryland governor has hired a former aide to president obama to be his national director. the news comes of this hiring
as he gears up for a possible run for president. it is 6:30. good morning and welcome back to wusa9. i'm andrea roane. we're in for a warm, dry day. if you liked yesterday, you're going to enjoy this friday. rinse and repeat but it just got real for our weather department. the first named storm of the season brewing in the atlantic. allyson rae and erica grow both tracking it. larry miller is on the pulings of your morning -- pulse for your morning commute so far so good? >> today is going to be great. lots of sunshine. temperatures in the low #s on. it's just -- low 80s. it's just going to be a great way to end the workweek. maybe a few stray showers especially on sunday but not today. let's take a look at subtropical storm ana brewing and turning off the -- churning off the coast of the carolinas. if you're headed to the carolinas, that's where you'll have a wet weekend. for us isolated showers here or
there. sunshine to start the day and just a few clouds out there. some fog as well for the shenandoah valley, dense fog and dense fog advisory for that area till 9:00 today. 57 for leesburg. 55 for frederick and here's where we're headed to today. lower #s on. it's going -- lower 80s. it's going to be absolutely beautiful. we'll talk about your rain chances over the weekend coming up in just a bit with larry million gler cool and breezy, mod -- larry miller. cool and breezy. not bad for a friday. is it cool? >> no. >> i apologize. i was thinking cool. metro riders, trains are running on schedule. buses running on schedule as well. no issues in your part of town as you travel eastbound toward the beltway. a live look shows you how things are shaping up here on 66. this is 267. you can see no issue there is this morning. sky 9 giving us a live look at the american legion bridge. traffic running light on both the inner and outer loop of the beltway. over to you. british prime minister david cameron is breathing a
little easier today. he gets to keep his job. the parliamentary election in the uk was not neck and neck as originally predicted by the polls. the big surprise is in scotland where 56 of their 59 seats went to the scottish national party. congress is facing pressure this morning to lay out new rules for the mass collection of americans' phone records. just yesterday a federal court ruled the controversial nsa program is illegal. hours later senate majority leader mitch mcconnell defended the program on the senate floor. he called it vital to national security. >> not only have these tools kept us safe, there has not been a single incident, not one, of intentional abuse of them. >> a scope of the program was not known until former nsa contractor edward snowden leaked classified documents to the media two years ago. new security measures are going into place around the white house today.
the plan calls for new vehicle check points on e street and constitution avenue glance to the eliption. concrete barriers will -- ei lips. concrete barriers will be replaced with metal fence. the work should be finished by early july. the d.c. council could vote today on a police body camera bill that has caused some outcry. chief cathy lanier opposes the plan that would make video captured by the cameras open to public review. she said that would be costly and raise privacy concerns for people seen on tape. muriel bowser wants to outfit every d.c. officer with cameras by the end of the year but again they want the video to be exempt from the district's freedom of information act. we are continuing our coverage this morning on the pepco-exelon merger that has been kind controversial in this area. today the maryland public service commission is expected to announce its decision on whether or not this merger
should take place. exelon is the third largest utility in the country. it is dominated by nuclear power, prow testers who say nuclear power went bust, they says exelon needs to start making money again and that's why they're coming to pepco's door. pepco generates its own electricity. they say that is a bad deal in the end r focustomers who will end up paying more in energy costs but opponents of the deal also say it could result in some job losses. the $6.8 billion merger affects customers in d.c., maryland and delaware. exelon already agreed to reserve $100 million and give that money back to customers in about a $50 credit so they're trying to sweeten the deal. supporters of the deal also say that it will likely improve reliability and that has been of course a main issue with a lot of pepco customers. the d.c. public service commission still has to weigh
in on this issue and residents here in d.c. can let them know how they feel about it until may 26. we're live downtown, delia goncalves, wusa9. i'm nikki burdine at the world war ii memorial. in a few hours a ceremony will start to honor our veterans of the greatest generation. take a look at the world war ii memorial. the ceremony will start at 10:30 with susan rice and madeleine al blithe and then -- albright and then the wreath laying ceremony. 70 years ago we declared victory in europe. we expect hundreds of vets and their families for the wreath laying ceremony. after that another special event. dozens of planes will fly over the capitol. it will include rare aircraft all in formation commemorating battles during that war. they'll be going down the
potomac river, near the lincoln memorial, the national mall and then turning away from the capitol to go back to manassas. if you cannot make it to the event, you can always live stream this event from usvets.tv. we'll also be here live starting at noon on wusa9. i'm nikki burdine. back to you in the studio. 6:36. we want to congratulate our facebook fan of the day. today's winner sheila cohen from columbia, maryland. sheila says she should win a $100amc gift card because she loves going to the movies and now she can enjoy the movies on us. >> now it is time for you to become our next facebook fan of the day. next week's winners take home two tickets to say dave matthews band over at jiffy lube live coming up in may. >> all you have to do is go to our facebook page, fill out the form. >> erica, how is the weather looking? >> it looks just like yesterday which for most of us is good news. we have a little bit of fog to the west of the beltway but other than that, it's a great start to the day and we're going to get another great
welcome back. it's 6:40. i'm first alert meteorologist erica grow. our weather is going to remain pretty constant today if you compare it to what we had yesterday, not much of a change here. let's take a look at our michael & son weather cam and a gorgeous afternoon on tap. we're going to see those temperatures heading into the 80s again but right now it is 57 degrees in leesburg and gaithersburg. still 64 in hagerstown. we do have some fog west of the beltway but today's high temperature 83 degrees. that's also your 4:00 p.m. temperature. a chance of showers in the first alert seven-day. allyson will have that in a few minutes. right now time again for timesaver traffic. traveling northbound on 95 coming from frederick going into dale city, woodbridge, lorton, newington toward the beltway, you're looking at a smooth commute. we usually see just some volume delays building up in dale city. you won't see much of that today but you should be able to get to your destination on
time. meantime if you're traveling northbound on 395, shoe have no issues there either -- shoe have no issue there is either. just light traffic this morning. also sky 9 -- looks like it was up but it's not up right now. we'll have a look at your drive times coming up after the seven- day forecast. we'll send it over you to. what's in a name? more than $6 million when it comes to a local arena. >> plus, new evidence that blue bell knew about possible contamination well before last
gas prices are climbing higher just in time for your summer vacation. >> whole foods is taking a whole new approach on the way it markets to millennials. here to explain, the captain of our money team. >> maybe they'll call it half foods. who knows. we'll start with gas prices the highest they've been all year. the increase comes just in time for the summer driving season of course because we all came ta to the car for vacation. the national average has increased for three weeks running now.
a gallon of regular costs about $2.64, 25 cents higher than last month. on the bright side it's still $1.04 cheaper than this time last year. controversy surrounding blue bell creameries. the company continued making ice cream despite evidence of contamination. health officials say the company has known about the listeria contamination at that oklahoma plant for two years, but they continued to ship and package the product from that plant. blue bell has since recalled all of its products since last month linked to three listeria deaths and seven illnesses. as we said before whole foods is planning to open a low- cost grocery chain geared toward millennials. the stores will be streamlined with a modern and innovative technology group in there. whole foods expects to start opening the economy priced stores next year. this comes as whole food shares continue to fall. they slumped 10% yesterday. the patriot center is getting a new name. george mason university sold the naming rights to eagle
bank. the it's paying $6.6 million for the name change. nick, andrea, back to you. >> what's in a name? lots of big bucks. but it could be a worse name. eagle bank center. we like it. thank you, mike. 6:46. time now to see what our friends over at cbs this morning are covering. >> our friend norah o'donnell is live in new york with a preview. good morning, norah. happy friday to you. >> happy friday. good morning to you. we'll talk about super bowl mvp tom brady because he speaks for the first time since the deflategate report. plus, a controversial medical breakthrough giving hope to couples struggling to get pregnant. the first baby born using a new ivf technique. and we're going to introduce you to a military mother who saw all four of her children answer the call of duty. her surprising advice. the news is back in the morning. we'll see you at 7:00. and happy mother's day to all
the mothers in d.c. and all my friends in that area. >> the same you to, norah. have a great mothers aday. you want to talk about the -- mother's day. >> you want to talk about the sacrifices made by mothers, tip of the hat you to. my mother wakes up thousand miles away from here in florida every morning streaming live. mom, happy mother's day. i love you. >> happy mom's day to my mom as well. >> looks like the weather will cooperate. >> i have to say happy mother's day to my mom, too. she watches us on the mobile app. even though the weather has nothing to do with it. we're going to see a good mothers' day. we are going to see a couple of showers, especially on sunday, mother's day. but not everybody will see it so let's get to the details. here we go with our michael & son camera. a little hazy out there and fog for areas off to the south and west. i'm show that you in a moment. but most of us are starting off okay. 65 degrees and we're going to be seeing temperatures just head right back to the lower
80s. very similar to yesterday. we're even going to add a few degrees to it. 57 for gaithersburg. baltimore at 57. 62 for annapolis and 58 down to fredricksburg. here's the fog i mentioned. dense fog advisory until 9:00 so through luray, front royal, warrenton, culpeper your visibility is at zero. you won't see much of anything. give yourself extra time and space. here's subtropical storm ana. not going to be a big impact for a lot of people. 2 to 4 inches of rain for the carolinas. so if you're headed to the carolinas, gab the umbrella and galoshes and for us a few stray showerses. the farther south you go of the district, the better chance you have for rain. today no rain. starting off with some clouds. a few stray showers. rain chances pick up on sound. cloudy skies to start. rain showers still mainly just south and even a few thunderstorms but we'll dry out by sunday evening. 83 degrees today, tomorrow and sunday. the nats game looks good.
by next week near 90 degrees. we're going to warm up ahead of a cold front which will bring us nice weather by mid next week. good morning, larry. >> good morning. thank you, allyson. your time 6:39. happy mother's day. it is a rough day for me. happy mother's day to my mom out there, too. vre running on schedule. if you're traveling eastbound on 66 no issues for you this morning from sudley road to d street northwest. you're looking at a 30-minute commute. heading northbound on 95 coming up from areas like fredricksburg going from dumfries road up to 395, you're looking at a 17-minute commute this morning. westbound on 50 from crain highway to penn street northeast you're looking at a 17-minute commute so no issues there as well for those of new prince george's county. let's take a live shot and show you how things are shaping up here. this is at i-270 close to montrose road. looks like we have an accident there blocking at least one lane of traffic. three cars are voffed still getting by. if -- involved. still getting by. if you're headed out to that
area, montrose road and falls road, you want to be care and give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination there. over to you. and it was my daughter's birthday today so we'll take the happy birthday from larry. another first for d.c. right across from the national zoo. it's the inaugural cake popery. >> we just so happen to have some of the sweet treats. shall we start unwrapping while tommy mcfly tells us how some neighbors helped make this happen. good morning. look at this. >> reporter: good morning. happy cake pop day, mother's day, happy birthday, whatever you like but it's been a long road for yesterday's opening. >> i started in 2009 and i left my job in 2011 and i've been working since then to get this off the ground. >> reporter: international trade lawyer karen turned purveyor, she has quite a bit to celebrate this small business week [ inaudible ] in
conjunction with the -- [indiscernible] >> we have provided loans to 17 small businesses so far. we believe they are the organic life of our neighborhoods. >> reporter: in conjunction with yesterday's cake poppery grand opening, muriel bowser secured $4.2 million from the u.s. treasury in additional funding for small businesses right here in the district. almost as sweet as those cake pops, right? in the 94.7 fresh fm studios, i'm tom write increase fly, -- tommy mcfly, wusa9. >> it's so pretty. two thumbs up. >> pretty much phenomenal. >> a vote today could determine whether we get to see video from d.c. police body cameras. >> we expect the justice department to confirm it's
. if is the news many energy customers have been waiting for. later today we're expecting to hear from the maryland public service commission. they will decide if pepco should merge with the energy giant, third largest in the country exelon. a lot of opponents say this is a bad deal, not only for payers here in d.c., maryland and delaware and higher rates but it's a bad deal because it would make exelon a monopoly. proponents say it could actually help reliability.
mike? >> thank you, deal yacht the d.c. council could vote whether or not to make video from police body cameras readily available to the public. police chief cathy lanier supports the use of the cameras but she wants to restrict access to the video. she said before releasing body camera video, it would be necessary to edit out or blur a lot of the personal information about private citizens who were seen on camera. the chief said the process is simply too labor intensive. attorney general loretta lynch is expected to open a federal investigation into the baltimore police department following the death of freddie gray. the 25-year-old died after suffering a broken neck while inside a police van april 12. the probe will examine whether or not baltimore police engaged in a pattern or practice of excessive force. the six officers involved in gray's arrest are facing criminal charges. i'm nikki burdine live at the world war ii memorial for the 70th anniversary of vrchlts e. day -- v.e. day.
in just a few hours celebrations will begin to start here to honor the veterans, those belonging to the great estrogen ration -- greatest generation. at 10:30 a wreath laying ceremony will begin and then a vintage plane flyover across the monument. back to you in the studio. >> thanks be nikki. going to be great weather for the flyover but grab your sunglasses if you're headed out. when you look up you'll need them. 83 degrees today. more sunshine. more clouds over the weekend and maybe a few stray showers on sunday especially for our friends to the south and west of the district. trains running on schedule. so are the buses. sky 9 still over that accident on the southbound side of i- 270. looks like the cars are now moved to the shoulder and the delays minor at this point. so give yourself an extra about 5 to 10 minutes to your drive time this morning if you're heading out in that direction. of course cbs this morning is next. >> first, what's cooking this weekend, brother. oh, yeah, brother.
hulk hogan. >> hulk hogan will be on the show tomorrow. >> he's an absolute hoot on television. you do not want to miss it and we'll plan for mother's day, too. >> starting at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow. you'll not want to miss it. >> you can see us today at noon. >> his impression of hulk hogan. >> have a great weekend. we're always on the mobile app wusa9. the app is? i love the taste. always smooth, never bitter. my cup of coffee is always awesome when i go to dunkin'. man: i see the steam rising off the cup 'cause you know it's a fresh pot. man: one cup a day for sure. two if need be. and it's usually "need be." dunkin' -- your place for coffee.
┌ good morning. it is friday may 8th 20156789 welcome to "cbs this morning." severe weather sparks an explosion, and more tornadoes in the southern plains. tom brady goes on the record about deflate gait sort of. drivers illegally text and drive. police say how hard it is to get them to stop. but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> another active day. weand 're going to be looking at the same situation friday. >> three tornadoes over texas. >> millions in the paths of severe storms.