Good Thursday morning, Alexandria!
⛈️ Today’s weather: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 5pm. Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 73. Northeast wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. At night: Showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly after 2am. Low around 67. East wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
🚨 You need to know
Among the several stops around the region during a whirlwind tour of D.C., Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the National Science Foundation in Alexandria.
WTOP reported that on Wednesday, first lady Jill Biden and Modi the National Science Foundation for an event highlighting workforce training programs. At the event, Modi said India has placed an emphasis on tech education and training.
Modi has toured various locations around the region over the last few days and the visit has a certain geopolitical significance — though it has also come under fire from some given Modi’s history of oppressing Muslim Indians and cracking down on journalism.
📈 Wednesday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Jun 21, 2023.
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- Alexandria City Council settles turf war over Simpson Park (939 views)
- Upcoming Mount Vernon Trail night-tour includes firefly and bat-watching (522 views)
- Notes: Canal Center Plaza café launching new rebrand next month (381 views)
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
It’s a big (green) weekend in Alexandria! The Ballyshaners 41st Alexandria Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will step off from the corner of King Street and St. Asaph Street at 12:15…
Washington D.C. resident Dykwon Perry Davis has been indicted by a multi-jurisdictional jury on two felony charges: abduction with intent to defile and attempted rape. Davis is charged with the…
There’s a new hair salon in Del Ray and it’s named after a Taylor Swift song. Enchant Hair Co. opened at 2202 Mount Vernon Avenue in January, and it’s named…
The Vision Zero goal of zero roadway deaths and severe injuries is daunting, but the City announced that it closed 2023 with zero traffic fatalities. In a release, the Department…
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