Coming up today in the D.C. area:

Plastic bag tax: Maryland’s House of Delegates will consider a bill to charge shoppers a nickel for each disposable bag.

Civil War sailors: The remains of two unknown crewmen, found in the shipwrecked USS Monitor, will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery today.

Today’s forecast: Gusty winds precede warmer temperatures this weekend.

Big East split: An agreement allowing Georgetown and other members of the Big East to launch their own conference is expected to be announced.