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FFXnow Daily Debrief for Apr 26, 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 — Apr 26, 2024.

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

  1. UPDATED: West Potomac HS evacuated after reported bomb threat (17582 views)
  2. Smoke billowing into sky from two-alarm fire in Sterling (14234 views)
  3. Fairfax County employees advocate for pay raises during April budget hearings (2442 views)
  4. McLean Starbucks reopens after extensive interior renovations (1945 views)
  5. FCPD: Lincolnia school counselor charged after allegedly head-butting student (1605 views)
  6. Taste of Tysons festival showcasing mall’s eateries to return in May (1539 views)
  7. Lorton Community Center worker arrested for ‘indecent’ relationship with teen, police say (1278 views)
  8. WillowWood Plaza mixed-use development advances to Fairfax City Council (1270 views)

📅 Upcoming events

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

Here are the events planned for Sunday:

🌧️ Saturday’s forecast

Scattered showers are expected mainly between 9am and 4pm, with cloudy conditions and a high near 58. Winds will come from the southeast at 6 to 11 mph, and there’s a 40% chance of precipitation. The night will be mostly cloudy with a low around 52, and south winds blowing at 6 to 8 mph. See more from

🌅 Tonight’s sunset

The MonumentCam screenshot above is used with permission of the Trust for the National Mall and courtesy of EarthCam.

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. 👋