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FFXnow Daily Debrief for Sep 8, 2023

Good Friday evening! Today we published 8 articles that were read a total of 6025 times on FFXnow alone, so far.

📈 Top stories

The following are the most-read articles for today (Sep 8, 2023)…

  1. NEW: Widespread power outage reported near Lee Highway in Chantilly
  2. Demolition of blighted buildings at Lake Fairfax Park to begin this month
  3. McLean Citizens Association backs new guidelines to shape the look of downtown McLean

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

  1. JUST IN: Police respond at Springfield Mall for man ‘experiencing a crisis’ (11348 views)
  2. Town awaits resubmission of plans for Herndon Biergarten (5638 views)
  3. Thriller novelist David Baldacci headlines county library’s new Local Author Book Festival (5065 views)
  4. Reggae on the Lake festival returns to Lake Anne Plaza (4639 views)
  5. Driver charged in fatal pedestrian crash at Kirby Road crosswalk in McLean (3036 views)
  6. New Fairfax Fiesta in Tysons this month celebrates Hispanic heritage through music and food (2331 views)
  7. Reston Association hires new director of communications, community engagement (1443 views)
  8. Neighborhood Expert: Apple picking in Northern Virginia (1410 views)
  9. NEW: Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect for Fairfax County (1390 views)

📅 Upcoming events

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

Here are the events planned for Sunday:

🌦️ Saturday’s forecast

There is a 40% chance of intermittent showers and thunderstorms throughout the day, with patchy fog before 8am and mostly cloudy skies. Temperatures will reach a high of around 86°F, with calm winds turning southerly at 5-7 mph in the afternoon. On Saturday night, the chance of precipitation increases to 50%, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 69°F, accompanied by southeast winds at 5-8 mph. 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. 👋