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FFXnow Daily Debrief for Jan 5, 2024

Good Friday evening, Fairfax County. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar.

🕗 News recap

The following articles were published earlier today — Jan 5, 2024.

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

  1. Woman ordered to stop building ‘secret’ tunnel under her house by Town of Herndon (12530 views)
  2. Plan for mixed-use development at AT&T’s Oakton campus seeks county review (6392 views)
  3. Driver dies after two multi-vehicle, ‘chain reaction’ crashes on I-66 (5888 views)
  4. Developer details plan to replace ICF office buildings in Oakton with housing (3559 views)
  5. Police investigate after Beltway driver finds bullet hole in vehicle (3534 views)
  6. Fairfax County nears vote to permanently allow temporary outdoor dining (3204 views)
  7. Officials discuss future of Vienna tap water service — possibly leading to Fairfax Water takeover (2291 views)
  8. An incoming Virginia delegate wants to expand use of speed cameras (1857 views)
  9. Compass Coffee aims to open West Falls Church cafe in the spring (1758 views)

📅 Upcoming events

Here is what’s going on Saturday throughout the county, from our event calendar.

🌧️ Saturday’s forecast

Expect a mix of rain, snow, freezing rain, and sleet before noon, transitioning to rain after 1pm with possible snow between noon and 1pm. The high will be near 36°F with southeast wind shifting to northeast later. Precipitation is certain, but ice accumulation will be minimal and snow/sleet less than half an inch. Saturday night, rain is likely before 10pm, followed by mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 32°F. Northwest wind will blow at 7 to 9 mph, and precipitation has a 60% chance, with new amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inch possible. 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. 👋