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FFXnow Daily Debrief for Aug 11, 2023

Good Friday evening! Today we published 9 articles that were read a total of 19271 times on FFXnow alone, so far.

📈 Top stories

The following are the most-read articles for today (Aug 11, 2023)…

  1. UPDATED: Man killed in three-vehicle crash on Route 50 in Merrifield
  2. UPDATED: Drivers critically injured in crash on Route 50 at I-66 near Fair Oaks
  3. Pedestrian killed in crash at Kirby Road crosswalk in McLean

Since it’s Friday, we’ve also compiled a list of the most-read articles of the week, below.

  1. UPDATED: More than 16,000 without power in Fairfax County as storms roll through (9718 views)
  2. Redevelopment of Hunters Woods ballfield in Reston to begin this summer (3933 views)
  3. Neighboring restaurants in Chantilly Park Shopping Center permanently close (3517 views)
  4. More housing needed as Tysons population continues to surge, study finds (3174 views)
  5. Two-day festival VietFest returns to Tysons for its 10th year this weekend (2791 views)
  6. JUST IN: Tornado Watch issued for D.C. area with storms, hail possible today (2772 views)
  7. Lego Discovery Center opens in Springfield, ushering in new era for town center (2432 views)
  8. Restonian creates new oven that he says bakes pizza in under two minutes (2235 views)
  9. Pickleball advocates petition for Nottoway Park tennis courts to be converted (1542 views)
  10. Fast food restaurant Wingstop is coming to Herndon Centre (1542 views)

📅 Upcoming events

Here is what’s going on Saturday in Fairfax County, from our event calendar.

☀️ Saturday’s forecast

The weather forecast for Saturday is predominantly sunny with temperatures reaching approximately 92°F, accompanied by gentle southwest winds of 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Meanwhile, Saturday night will be partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, and low temperatures around 73°F. A southwest wind of about 6 mph will persist, and the overall likelihood of precipitation is 20%. See more from

🌅 Tonight’s sunset

We hope you have a great weekend! Feel free to discuss the most-read stories of the week, the upcoming weekend events or anything else of local interest in the comments. 👋