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FFXnow Daily Debrief for May 3, 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 — May 3, 2024.

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

  1. Fairfax restaurant listed among 25 best in D.C. by New York Times (17940 views)
  2. Expanded Route 7 is now fully operational from Reston to Tysons (10230 views)
  3. Fairfax board eyes lower-than-proposed real estate tax hike amid budget constraints (6807 views)
  4. Herndon cements vision for development of transition zone near Metro station (5438 views)
  5. Google to invest $1 billion to expand data centers in Northern Virginia (5212 views)
  6. Fairfax County board approves real estate tax hike, laments state under-funding (4961 views)
  7. Farmers market, big trucks to park in Herndon this week (4907 views)
  8. County board backs Maryland’s push for funds to replace American Legion Bridge (3212 views)
  9. Elden Street Tea Shop to launch new Reston location with tea festival (2440 views)
  10. Sushi Umi’s new Tysons restaurant is now open (2280 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

Rain and drizzle are expected mainly before noon, followed by more rain in the afternoon, with a high temperature near 57°F and an east wind at 9 mph. The chance of precipitation is 80%, and new amounts may range from a tenth to a quarter of an inch. Saturday night will see continuous rain, with a low temperature around 56°F, an east wind at 10 mph, a 90% chance of precipitation, and similar new precipitation amounts. 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. 👋