Good Thursday morning, Alexandria!
☔ Today’s weather: Light rain and windy in the morning. High of 55 and low of 10.
🌤 Tomorrow: Clear throughout the day. High of 24 and low of 10. Sunrise at 7:26 am and sunset at 4:52 pm.
🚨 You need to know
It’s Christmas Eve’s-Eve, and as promised the weather is likely to make it a poor day to travel for (including yours truly). The Virginia Department of Transportation, to be fair, warned locals earlier this week that Wednesday was going to be the best day to travel.
It’s raining this morning, but there’s a chance for that to change into a snowy mix as temperatures drop. Alexandria and the rest of the region are facing a “blast of arctic air” that could drop temperatures down to the lowest they’ve been in December for nearly 30 years, according to FOX 5.
Still, that weather could clear up as early as this afternoon, with an overcast Saturday and a sunny Christmas. Don’t let the sunshine fool you, however, it will still likely be bitterly cold — in the mid-20s — tomorrow with only a slight increase on Sunday.
📈 Thursday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Dec 22, 2022.
- Police: Alexandria teen death in West End ruled a homicide (1291 views)
- Driver charged with failing to pay attention after pedestrian struck in Old Town North (885 views)
- BAR defers historic home modification decision, admits it is ‘a crappy situation’ (594 views)
- Morning Notes (88 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- Walmart, Aldi, Costco: Christmas 2022 Grocery Store Hours In NoVA
Patch (Thursday @ 3:26 pm)
- Alexandria Pet Of The Week: Handsome Rocky Is Picture Perfect
Patch (Thursday @ 2:39 pm)
- Bracing for Winter Storm Elliott – How To Plan Ahead
Zebra (Thursday @ 12:03 pm)
- Winter Weather Information To Know For 2022-2023 Season In Alexandria
Patch (Thursday @ 11:28 am)
🐦 Tweets of note
Wonderful time at tonight's Yalda Night Celebration at William Ramsay. Thanks to the @AlexCityTitans Heart of Asia Afghan club for putting together an awesome program and event! pic.twitter.com/mxmcXkFffk
— Canek Aguirre (@CanekForCouncil) December 22, 2022
TODAY is the last day to register to receive a Pet Pantry Pawliday Delivery of pet food, supplies, and a special treat for FREE! If you live in Alexandria and could use a helping paw, click below to sign up!
— AWLA Alexandria (@AlexAnimals) December 22, 2022
Wishing Pat Collins nothing but good news in his retirement following a remarkable 50 year career! pic.twitter.com/fTTt3CgUuK
— Alexandria Sheriff (@AlexVASheriff) December 21, 2022
Next week's trash, recycling, and yard collection will not be collected on Monday, December 26 due to observed Christmas Day and "slides" one day later. Visit https://t.co/k913jP91DU to view the City’s holiday collection schedule. pic.twitter.com/KQvumCmBkL
— Alexandria Transportation & Environmental Services (@AlexandriaVATES) December 22, 2022
Thanks to our @AlexandriaVAGov City Council & Alexandria delegation for their support on preventing future evictions throughout the Commonwealth!
— Meronne Teklu (@meronneva) December 22, 2022
All I want for Christmas is to end homelessness & prevent evictions!
At the last City Council public hearing, I spoke on behalf of the Economic Opportunities Commission, Landlord-Tenant Relations Board & Alexandria Housing Affordability Advisory Committee https://t.co/si8sSjQzKe
— Meronne Teklu (@meronneva) December 22, 2022
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
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A look at the most and least expensive single-family homes sold in Alexandria last month, November 2023.
A longtime city commissioner and a retired labor leader are facing off in the special election for Alexandria’s School Board District A seat, and both want to improve teacher retention…
The holiday festivities continue this weekend with the 8th Annual Del Ray Candy Cane Bar Crawl, Alexandria SantaCon, holiday markets, and more. Here’s your full rundown of all the festivities,…
Alexandria’s Planning Commission endorsed a plan to rezone 301 N. Fairfax Street, despite concerns from the divided Commission that rezoning without prior planning represents bad civic practice. The plan is…
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Get ready to Shake, Rattle and Roll with this one-of-a-kind, high-octane rockabilly concert experience! Rockabilly Rumble is the all-new, musical experience celebrating the southern rock music that exploded on the scene in the 1950s. Organized by Alexandria City High School Alum and pro-musician Sam C. Jones, this band of world-class performers will have you dancing in your Blue Suede Shoes all night long with songs made famous by Bo Ridley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and more. Relive their most popular hits, along with some forgotten gems. “Rockabilly Rumble” is a dance-worthy, foot stomping evening you’ll never forget!
This show is 21+ only.
YOU MUST HAVE A VALID PHYSICAL ID. A PICTURE OF YOUR ID IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.