Morning Rundown

Columbus Circle

Melting Snow, Heavy Afternoon Rain May Cause Flooding — Heavy rain expected this afternoon could combine with melting snow to create flooding today. [NBC Washington]

Buzzard Point Vision Framework Plan Calls for More Parks, Transit, Access to River — The District Office of Planning’s vision for Buzzard Point development aims to make the Anacostia River the focus of the neighborhood with open spaces and parks along the water. The plan also calls for bike routes, a Circulator line and pedestrian-focused areas. [SWTLQTC]

Former Miner Elementary Teacher Acquitted of Sex Abuse Charges After Student Testifies on His Behalf — Former Miner Elementary School teacher Leroy Ware was found not guilty of charges of sex abuse thanks in part to a testimony from a former student. [NBC Washington]

Miner Elementary Student Art Currently On Display at Hill Center — Miner Elementary students were encouraged to find their own artistic interests in works now on display at the Young Artists Gallery at Hill Center. [Hill Rag]



Rain, umbrellas near the Eastern Market Metro station, March 20, 2015

Heavy rain is expected throughout the D.C. area tomorrow morning, which could snarl morning traffic tomorrow as rain reduces visibility for drivers.

The Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang forecasts half an inch to one inch of rain tomorrow morning, most of which will fall during rush hour. There are no flash flood watches for the area tomorrow, but the Capital Weather Gang says that heavy rain could cause significant puddles in roads and decrease visibility for drivers.

Most of the rain should be over by midday, according to the Capital Weather Gang.


Morning Rundown

Outside Union Station

Rainfall Total — (Updated at 5:40 p.m.) The H Street corridor got about 1.5 inches of rain during the downpour last night, according to one estimate. [Twitter/H Street Weather]

Redevelopment of School Building on 13th Street SE — A plan is underway to convert the Buchanan School building at 13th and D streets SE into residential units. The historic structures would be preserved, and newer buildings would be razed and replaced with townhouses. [Capitol Hill Corner]

House Republicans Fighting D.C. Law — Conservative House Republicans are challenging a District law that prohibits employers from discriminating against employees who seek contraception or family planning services. D.C. leaders are not protecting the rights of religious organizations, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said. [Washington Post]

‘How DC Water Turns Poop Into Power’ — WAMU explored how DC Water converts wastewater into an energy source. The American Biogas Council plans to hand out solids from the process to local garden centers, to use as compost. [WAMU]


Rain, umbrellas near the Eastern Market Metro station, March 20, 2015(Updated at 10:15 a.m.) Pack your umbrella and look out for slick roads and sidewalks.

A freezing rain advisory was in effect for the District early this morning, and then was lifted for the immediate metro area. The National Weather Service predicted the area will get light freezing rain and trace accumulations of ice before noon today. The freezing drizzle is expected to turn into rain this afternoon.

An official alert issued by the city early this morning advised locals to plan for potentially hazardous travel.

Temperatures are expected to drop to a low of 47 degrees tonight, and then jump to a high of 74 degrees Thursday. There’s a chance of showers until Saturday, which the forecast says will be mostly sunny.


Forecast for 20002 ZIP code for March 19 and 20, as of March 17 (Image via National Weather Service)D.C. suburbs may get some snow starting Thursday night, but it looks like Capitol Hill will be in the clear.

Temperatures are projected to drop to a low of 32 degrees tonight and stay in the 30s and 40s for the rest of the week, according to the National Weather Service. Rain is expected to hit after midnight Thursday, with a 60 percent chance of precipitation for the 20002 ZIP code.

Intermittent showers are expected from early Thursday morning through Friday night, and then should let up for the weekend.

Suburbs north and west of the District may get snow or a wintery mix starting late Thursday, according to the Capital Weather Gang.

Image via National Weather Service


Rain on window (Photo via Flickr/meddygarnet)More snow, sleet and freezing rain are likely on the way.

Washington will be under a winter weather advisory from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow, the National Weather Service announced this afternoon.

A wintery mix is expected between 1 and 4 p.m. Tuesday, with winds as high as 13 mph. Little or no snow and ice are expected to accumulate on Capitol Hill, but other parts of the District could be harder hit.

The precipitation may coincide with the Tuesday evening commute, Capital Weather Gang warns.

Photo via Flickr/meddygarnet


Snowflake (Photo via Flickr/mommamia)Expect slush and clouds today, and sunnier skies later this week.

The mix of rain and snow this morning is expected to continue all day. The National Weather Service predicts just rain after 3 p.m., and then all snow after 9 p.m. One to three inches of snow could accumulate by Tuesday morning.

Schools and D.C. government are open as usual, despite the winter weather advisory for the region. Federal employees have the option to take unscheduled leave or work remotely.

There’s a chance of snow tomorrow, and temperatures are expected to drop into the mid-20s Tuesday night.

Skies may clear up on Wednesday, with highs in the mid-30s. The partial sun should last through Friday.

Photo via Flickr/mommamia


Windshields on Tingey Street SE, November 2014(Updated at 9:25 a.m.) This week’s nasty weather is affecting the schedules of schoolchildren and federal workers, and making roads and sidewalks treacherous.

D.C. public schools are opening two hours late because of the freezing rain this morning (Monday). Federal employees are also opening on a two-hour delay. District government is operating under normal hours.

“Nothing is more important than the safety of our residents,” Mayor Muriel Bowser said in a statement. “Our snow team was prepared for the anticipated inclement weather, and determined that opening the District government on time to serve our residents was the right choice. In the best interest of our children, we have chosen a two-hour delay for DC Public Schools to ensure that our youth are completely safe during their commute to school this morning.”

Circulator service is delayed on the Potomac Avenue Metro-Skyland route. Some flights are cancelled and delayed at Ronald Reagan National Airport and other airports in the region. The airports advised travelers to contact their airline.

A freezing rain advisory was in effect for Washington until 9 a.m. “A thin glaze of ice will likely form on untreated roads [and] sidewalks,” a notice from the National Weather Service said. The forecast calls for temperatures in the lower 30s and winds up to 10 mph.

Freezing rain was expected to become rain by mid-morning, the notice said.

Metro trains were running on schedule as of 9:25 a.m., WMATA said. Officials are reminding commuters to be careful on slippery platforms and escalators.


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