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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.

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    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.

    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

    Man came into police station and demanded his drugs back. The police complied.

    Bettina Graziani, early supermodel, dies

    Bettina Graziani, early supermodel, dies

    Known as “Bettina,” she modeled for courtiers 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.

    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.

    Road crews, schools getting ready for snowstorm expected to hit D.C. region

    Road crews, schools getting ready for snowstorm expected to hit D.C. region

    School delays, closures possible, and road crews are prepared.

    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.

    Alexandria and Arlington crime report

    Among incidents reported by police in Alexandria and Arlington.

    Alexandria-Arlington community calendar, March 5-12, 2015

    St. Patrick’s Day parade, “The Three Musketeers,” band concerts, Civil War lectures, workshops.

    Md. state board upholds boy’s suspension in pastry gun case

    Maryland board says suspension was justified because of incident and child’s disciplinary history.

    Column

    Beyond the black belt: Learning to love a difficult language

    Beyond the black belt: Learning to love a difficult language

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

    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

    Decision by Maryland congressman could have repercussions for House leadership succession.

    William Schweitzer, law firm partner and lobbyist for baseball, dies at 70

    William Schweitzer, law firm partner and lobbyist for baseball, dies at 70

    Mr. Schweitzer was a partner at BakerHostetler and one of the nation’s premier sports lobbyists.

    Some D.C. families get extended deadline for school enrollment lottery

    Some D.C. families get extended deadline for school enrollment lottery

    Technical glitch caused enrollment Web site to crash in the hours just before Monday night deadline.

    Eleanor Holmes Norton asks Capitol Police to let kids sled on Capitol Hill this weekend

    Eleanor Holmes Norton asks Capitol Police to let kids sled on Capitol Hill this weekend

    Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) is trying to lift the sledding ban on Capitol grounds, at least for the weekend.

    Vietnam War memories: ‘Playing God’ as a 20-year-old Marine

    Veteran’s grim job was to survey casualty reports and select replacements.

    Jim Cantore coming to D.C. Thursday: Will he jinx another snowstorm?

    Jim Cantore coming to D.C. Thursday: Will he jinx another snowstorm?

    When Cantore came to D.C. for a “snowstorm” in March 2013, no snow accumulated downtown where he was positioned

    Poll: What’s your D.C. snow forecast?

    Poll: What’s your D.C. snow forecast?

    You know what we think -- now we want to hear your forecast!

    Hogan raises concerns about the number of tests students are given

    Hogan raises concerns about the number of tests students are given

    As bills on standardized tests are considered in Annapolis, governor says students are over-tested.

    Brazilian beachgoers bowled over by blustery waterspout (Video)

    Brazilian beachgoers bowled over by blustery waterspout (Video)

    A waterspout is one of those things that can ruin a day at the beach in an instant.

    SchoolCast and FedCast for Thursday, March 5 in D.C. area

    SchoolCast and FedCast for Thursday, March 5 in D.C. area

    We think most schools and the Federal government will err on the side of caution and decide to close, given the forecast.

    It may be legal for these police officers to racially profile you in Virginia

    It may be legal for these police officers to racially profile you in Virginia

    Seven answers about a little-known law that allows private citizens to get law enforcement powers in the state.

    Tips on when to expect the snow plow

    Tips on when to expect the snow plow

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

    Anne Arundel County and Howard County home sales

    Listings of homes sold recently in Anne Arundel and Howard counties.

     

    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.

    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.

    Man falls between two Metro cars and escapes unharmed

    On Sunday night, Marco Pieri witnessed a near-disaster at the Mt. Vernon Square Metro stop. But the experience left him wondering: what is a bystander supposed to do if another passenger falls into the path of a moving train?

    Smoky conditions at Metro Center caused by light fixture problem

    Bad light fixture at Metro Center stop creates smoky conditions.

    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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