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Winter storm could dump 4 to 10 inches

(Astrid Riecken / For The Washington Post)

WEATHER GANG | Our forecast confidence remains at a medium level and not higher, because we believe there are still legitimate “bust” and “boom” chances with this storm.

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Commuter trains canceled with bad weather expected

Commuter rail lines - VRE and MARC - canceled service for Thursday because of coming winter weather.

International exams show persistent achievement gaps between boys and girls

International exams show persistent achievement gaps between boys and girls

Boys are more likely to be low achievers than girls, especially in reading, but among the highest performing students, girls trail boys, especially in math.

Wintry mix changes to substantial snow, record cold likely to follow

Wintry mix changes to substantial snow, record cold likely to follow

Up to 7 inches could fall in The District; substantially more in the suburbs.

D.C. community calendar, March 5 to 12, 2015

German photography, seniors driver safety, orchid events and advice, Cuban dance, Persian New Year.

Scanlon’s jumper sends Westfield into region final

Scanlon’s jumper sends Westfield into region final

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Tyler Scanlon’s late jumper lifts Westfield past Fairfax; Matt Ayoub and Eric Bowles help send W.T. Woodson back to the 6A North region final.

Winter storm could dump 4 to 10 inches

Winter storm could dump 4 to 10 inches

WEATHER GANG | Our forecast confidence remains at a medium level and not higher, because we believe there are still legitimate “bust” and “boom” chances with this storm.

Weather-related delays and closings for March 5

Weather-related delays and closings for March 5

Prince William County’s schools are among those that will be closed on Thursday.

Simpson helps DuVal hold off Parkdale after Polite’s injury

Simpson helps DuVal hold off Parkdale after Polite’s injury

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Kevin Simpson scores 14 points as the Tigers overcome Edward Polite’s ankle injury to advance in Md. 4A.

Ice melt flies off the shelves as road crews, schools prepare for snowstorm

Ice melt flies off the shelves as road crews, schools prepare for snowstorm

Four to 10 inches of snow expected across the region.

Northern Va. teen thought to have helped man join Islamic State

The 17-year-old student at Osbourn Park High School was taken into custody last week.

Va. House speaker accused of using hardball tactics to rush ethics measure

Va. House speaker accused of using hardball tactics to rush ethics measure

Six Democratic delegates say the bill might have failed had they been given more time on “glaring deficiencies.”

Va. school boards’ anti-discrimination stands can mention sexual orientation

The attorney general’s profile concerning gay rights may be helped by his reversal of a 2002 decision.

At meeting, Hogan speaks loudly and carries a big stick

At meeting, Hogan speaks loudly and carries a big stick

The governor dressed down a University System of Maryland official over a construction project’s costs.

Jada Graves cleans up for Edison in third straight region title win

Jada Graves cleans up for Edison in third straight region title win

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL | Jada Graves scores 13 of her game-high 30 points in the first quarter to lead the Eagles over Tuscarora in the Va. 5A North region championship.

D.C. officers shoot suspect who was trying to flee, police say

A roundup of news from the Washington region.

Amid Clinton controversies, Democrats yearn for an alternative

Amid Clinton controversies, Democrats yearn for an alternative

Martin O’Malley tries to step into the breach as he heads to New Hampshire this weekend.

Malcolm Boyd, Episcopal priest and champion of civil and gay rights, dies

Malcolm Boyd, Episcopal priest and champion of civil and gay rights, dies

The Rev. Boyd wrote a best-selling book and was active in civil rights. In 1976, he announced he was gay.

Major rift in Metro’s board disrupted search for new chief executive

Major rift in Metro’s board disrupted search for new chief executive

Some Metro directors want a turnaround expert as CEO because of concerns over financial woes.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen says he will run for Mikulski’s Senate seat in 2016

Rep. Chris Van Hollen says he will run for Mikulski’s Senate seat in 2016

The leading House Democrat is the first to throw his hat in the ring, but it’s expected to be a crowded field.

Richmond mayor is set to step down as state Democratic Party chairman

Dwight Jones is expected to announce his departure this weekend.

Woman walking toward commuter lot killed by car in Fairfax County

Pavithra Kenjige was about 350 feet east of an intersection when she started walking across Lee Highway.

District’s new pot law means police can return seized marijuana

District’s new pot law means police can return seized marijuana

A man went into a police station in Northeast and demanded his drugs back. The police complied.

Bettina Graziani, early supermodel, dies

Bettina Graziani, early supermodel, dies

Known as “Bettina,” she modeled for couturiers such as Givenchy, Dior, Chanel and Valentino.

Rain likely into the overnight, turning to snow Thursday morning

Rain likely into the overnight, turning to snow Thursday morning

The wait for snow is almost over. First, some rain to get through. We change over to snow early Thursday, then it falls through much of the day.

Bill to limit marijuana screening by D.C. employers advances in council

Bill to limit marijuana screening by D.C. employers advances in council

The legislation would prevent drug tests until after a job offer has been made, with a few exceptions.

Black Iron Pizza’s pizza al taglio is our dish of the week

Black Iron Pizza’s pizza al taglio is our dish of the week

The just-opened spot offers you a choice of wheat, 00 flour or gluten-free crust, which gets topped with pesto sauce, mushroom slices, hunks of roasted eggplant, artichokes, tomatoes and ricotta cheese.

Thursday winter storm: Snow map, timeline, and answers to frequent questions

Thursday winter storm: Snow map, timeline, and answers to frequent questions

Snow may be heavy at times during the day Thursday, with substantial accumulations expected - ranging from about 4-10 inches depending on where you live.

Murder trial in U-Va. student Hannah Graham’s slaying delayed

Murder trial in U-Va. student Hannah Graham’s slaying delayed

Jesse L. Matthew Jr., 33, appeared in person Wednesday in an Albemarle County courtroom.

Orrin Keepnews, producer of milestone jazz albums, dies at 91

Orrin Keepnews, producer of milestone jazz albums, dies at 91

Mr. Keepnews, who won four Grammy Awards, produced albums by Monk, Evans and Adderley.

 

Fairfax County considers new information policy in police shootings

After long delay in John Geer case, Fairfax ponders proposal for release of names, monthly updates.

Obama’s Keystone veto will stand after Senate vote fails

Eight Democrats vote to override veto, but bid falls short.

Commuter trains canceled with bad weather expected

Commuter rail lines - VRE and MARC - canceled service for Thursday because of coming winter weather.

Major rift in Metro’s board disrupted search for new chief executive

Some Metro directors want a turnaround expert as CEO because of concerns over financial woes.

Metro warns of service changes for Thursday

Metro warned customers on Wednesday that several service changes are planned for Thursday, when a winter storm could bring several inches of snow to the area.

NTSB gets petition to reopen plane crash that killed Buddy Holly

“The day the music died” was 56 years ago, but petitioner thinks the 21-year-old pilot was blamed unfairly.

Tips on when to expect the snow plow

Thursday’s forecast is flat-out awful, which should be good for your planning.

Drivers a bit too eager to declare personal emergencies

Consider why four-way flashers are called “hazard lights.”

Earlier crash temporarily closed part of US-29 in Fairfax

US-29 in Fairfax closed in part because of crash. Drivers should avoid the area.

Killing Purple Line would be radical step

Big highway and transit projects are always controversial, always over budget and always built.

MARC train delays because of ice

MARC trains are likely to run late, officials said because of icy conditions

Some drivers beat the boot by illegal means

They use saws, tools and other tricks to escape its grasp; authorities do not like this.

Freezing temperatures means potholes popping up on area roads

Use the Post’s pothole tracker to report a problem on your street.

Drivers, walkers feeling weight of winter

Blurred pavement markings and snow-covered sidewalks add to travel hazards.

Rahn wins Md. Senate committee vote to lead Transportation Department

The panel grilled Pete K. Rahn over the future of the state’s Purple and Red Line light-rail projects.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

When everybody was kung fu fighting, this little girl took a liking to a foreign language.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

COLUMN | The D.C. Council’s approval of emergency legislation “is nonsense,” says one advocate.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

A year after the 8-year-old vanished, the old D.C. General Hospital where she lived is still a shameful place for families.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

A school for boys of color would ease a dialogue about the world around them, of which the playwright wrote.

Photo Galleries

Remnants of the war

Experts are combing through items that have been left at the Vietnam Wall over the years for a planned education display.

It’s all business at D.C.’s ‘Cannabis Academy’

City hosts a two-day expo to teach attendees how to make greenbacks from pot’s legalization.

A snowy Saturday for the Washington area

The cold ground was allowing snow to stick faster, making it difficult for road clearing crews to keep up.

Sentencing of Maureen McDonnell

Former first lady has been convicted of conspiring to sell the prestige of the governor’s office in exchange for loans.

The polar vortex makes a comeback

Washington-area residents prepare for more cold weather, as Friday’s temperatures promise to be extreme.

Obama chooses Joseph Clancy as new Secret Service chief

Obama has named his acting director and trusted former detail leader as the new permanent leader of the Secret Service.

Snowstorm Octavia hits Washington area

The nation’s capital clears out from another round of snow.

14 couples say ‘I do’ on Feb. 14 in D.C. court

Superior Court opens its doors on a weekend to perform weddings for the first time in decades.

Our Washington

From waterfronts to monuments, Post photographers share their favorite D.C. spots.

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