5 things you need to know Tuesday

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Here are five things you need to know on Tuesday, May 27:

Weather: Yellow Alert for D.C. area

Showers and thunderstorms return to the forecast this afternoon into Thursday morning. Temperatures which will make a run toward 90º in spots today will struggle to get to 70º by Thursday. FORECAST

Day of mourning planned in Santa Barbara

The six victims of a murderous rampage in Californiawill be remembered Tuesday in a "day of mourning and reflection'' by the University of California-Santa Barbara. Elliot Rodger, 22, stabbed to death three roommates at his apartment. He then went on a shooting spree, killing two women at a sorority house before heading to a deli where he killed another UC Santa Barbara student. Rodger was later found dead apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. MORE

President Obama expected to announce education initiative

At he White House annual science fair, President Obama is expected to announce new help to train teachers, help for low-income students and a mentoring program in seven cities across the country. MORE

Caps name MacLellan to GM, Trotz as coach

The Washington Capitals have promoted Brian MacLellan to general manager and hired former Nashville Predators coach Barry Trotz. MORE

Local space enthusiasts race to reach abandoned NASA satellite

Keith Cowing, a Reston space enthusiast, and a team of 20 convinced NASA to turn the weakened satellite over to their group of space enthusiasts. The spacecraft is 250,000 kilometers off course and may be headed for a collision with the Moon. Even if it doesn't crash, it won't be this close to Earth again anytime soon. MORE


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