Good Tuesday morning, Alexandria!
🌤 Today’s weather: Clear throughout the day. High of 41 and low of 36.
☔ Tomorrow: Rain throughout the day. High of 57 and low of 35. Sunrise at 7:25 am and sunset at 4:51 pm.
🚨 You need to know
The big talking point around town this week is the weather. Forecasts are calling for a rather stormy end to the week with cold weather on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
While it’s sunny and clear today, the Washington Post said Christmas travelers should prepare for an “Arctic onslaught” starting on Friday. The meteorological prediction for tomorrow is some wintery mix just north of Alexandria before changing to rain for the region. Rain showers are expected to hit early on Friday, with the temperature dipping into the 20s or lower around noon. By Saturday, those temperature readings are expected to fall to single digits, then climbing back out to 30s and 40s on Monday and Tuesday.
But will it snow on Christmas? The Washington Post says: maybe. A classic fluffy, snowy accumulation is unlikely and the likelihood any of it will hit Alexandria is slim, but there could be some snow to the north and west.
📈 Tuesday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Dec 20, 2022.
- Man busted buying $500 gift card with stolen credit card in Potomac Yard (2019 views)
- D.C. man arrested after Friday’s armed carjacking on S. Van Dorn Street | ALXnow (1258 views)
- Legislative discussion highlights Alexandrians’ struggle with rising rents (324 views)
- Alexandria striving to make it easier for non-citizens to join law enforcement (241 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- The Star Awards: Del Ray Business Association Honors Those Going Above and Beyond
Zebra (Tuesday @ 8:31 pm)
- Stay ‘n Play: Holiday Hotel Deals in Alexandria
Alexandria Living (Tuesday @ 4:52 pm)
- Alexandria Restaurant Week Returns January 20 – 29, 2023
Zebra (Tuesday @ 4:48 pm)
- Dates Announced for Alexandria Restaurant Week
Alexandria Living (Tuesday @ 4:37 pm)
- Christmas Grocery Store Hours 2022 In Alexandria: Aldi, BJ’s, Safeway
Patch (Tuesday @ 2:47 pm)
- A Revolutionary Way To Test for COVID? Breathylizer, Now in FDA Trials, Provides Results in Under 60 Seconds
Zebra (Tuesday @ 2:31 pm)
- Lily’s Chocolate & Coffee Seeks To Open At Busy Old Town Intersection
Patch (Tuesday @ 11:33 am)
- A Love of Animals Inspired a New Path for Stella Hanly
Alexandria Living (Tuesday @ 11:18 am)
🐦 Tweets of note
Will you help a senior or person with disabilities so they can safely travel to medical appointments and errands? #VolunteerALX works with the City of Alexandria to match volunteers with neighbors who need help. BYOS, bring your own snow shovel. https://t.co/ed8gOf0pdS pic.twitter.com/NU7l1SDEcI
— Volunteer Alexandria (@Volalex) December 20, 2022
ACPS is pleased to announce that Dr. Marcia Jackson has been selected for the new role of chief of student services and equity. She began transitioning into this role on Dec. 12, 2022, from her previous one as the executive director of student services.https://t.co/0O5jGSYEHr
— ACPS Careers (@ACPSk12Careers) December 20, 2022
— Michael Pope (@MichaelLeePope) December 20, 2022
The future of Alexandria West depends on your input! Complete the survey before December 31 to help shape our community.https://t.co/NA0B5Ba3GV
— AlexandriaVAGov (@AlexandriaVAGov) December 20, 2022
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
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The redevelopment of the Montgomery Center has pushed some businesses out of Alexandria or out of business, but a clever re-use of an old funding authority may help The Art…
Hundreds solemnly gathered outside Police Headquarters this morning to dedicate the Alexandria Police Department Suicide Memorial. The names of officers Jason Kline, who died in 2004, and his best friend,…
Work is finally getting underway next week on a complete overhaul of the busy King/Callahan/Russell intersection. Work is expected to start the first week of October. Drivers going through the…
Step inside a cult-classic inspired world at DC Fray’s can’t-miss Halloween party packed with endless references to iconic films and music from the ‘80s and ‘90s. Vibe to retro sounds…
If you have been thinking about buying your first home or haven’t owned one in the last three years, THIS IS FOR YOU!
In the DMV area, it can be difficult to save the downpayment necessary for you to get into your own home. We have a solution. The Funder’s Summit!
We have assembled a summit with different municipalities to tell you how to access their funds for your home purchase.
Our local therapy practice is delighted to welcome Stacey Cali, Resident in Counseling, who has openings now for new clients. Stacey specializes in therapy for women, couples, teens and families. A graduate of George Mason University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Masters Program, Stacey is also passionate about working with people with addiction.
Stacey’s approach: “Therapy’s a powerful combination of reflection, support and action. You’ll find sessions are filled with empowerment, compassion, goal setting and a metaphorical shovel to dig deep to find the root of your difficulties and how to move past them.”
Adds Stacey, “As a therapist who works with women, teens, couples and families, I use a personalized style of counseling, tailored to you as an individual. You’re the expert in your life, I’m just here to guide you towards transformation and healing.”