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Notes: Clear skies today after yesterday’s storm

Good Tuesday morning, Alexandria!

☀️ Today’s weather: The weather forecast for Tuesday is mostly sunny with a high temperature of around 84 degrees, accompanied by a breezy west wind blowing at 14 to 20 mph, and gusts reaching up to 26 mph. Tuesday night will be mostly clear with a low temperature of about 67 degrees, and a west wind blowing at 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

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After Alexandria was hit with a thunderstorm yesterday afternoon, the city has some relief with clear skies today.

Alexandria has also fared better in the outage department than it has in the past and better than neighboring Fairfax and Arlington. As of this morning, there are only 15 customers without power in Alexandria, compared to 221 in Arlington and 1,463 around — the admittedly much larger — Fairfax County.

Alexandria is getting a few days of reprieve. The National Weather Service said today and tomorrow should be “mostly sunny” and “sunny” respectively, though there’s a chance of showers and a lighter thunderstorm on Thursday afternoon before returning to a streak of sunny skies.

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Compared to gas, electric lawn equipment can reduce emissions, noise pollution, health risks and maintenance costs and time. The program aims to remove about a hundred gas-powered polluting tools from yards in the greater Baltimore-Washington region.

The exchanges will take place the weekends of May 17-19, 2024, and May 31-June 2, 2024, at A Few Cool Hardware Stores network of employee-owned Ace Hardware stores in the DC and Baltimore metro areas. To participate and get your free Ego Power+ lawn tool, sign up at to reserve your tool and select your trade-in date and location.

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