Coming up today in the D.C. area:

Maryland politics: The state Senate could vote today on a sweeping gas tax increase and so-called “lockbox” legislation.

D.C. schools: Empower DC is expected to file a lawsuit to stop the closure of 15 public schools.

Thawing out:Temperatures warm up a little bit. Enjoy the sunshine before another cooldown next week.

Plans tonight: Comedian Aziz Ansari, who plays Tom Haverford on TV’s “Parks and Recreation,” performs at the DAR. A few seats remain.