5 things you need to know Friday

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Here are five things you need to know on Friday, Aug. 22:

1. Yellow Alert today, more PM showers & storms

A YELLOW Alert will remain in effect through this evening for showers & storms. The Friday morning commute will be dry but the ride home could be stormy. Sunday looks way better than Saturday. FULL FORECAST

2. New DC school zone plan could impact thousands

DC's Mayor Gray and Schools Chancellor announced a plan to re-zone where children go to school - a plan that could impact tens of thousands of children. FULL STORY

3. Protesters rally for Ferguson in front of White House

With the backdrop of The White House and flanked by police officers, dozens of protesters in D.C. pledged their support for the people of Ferguson, MO, in a "Day of Rage" rally. READ MORE

4. DC Celebrates Chuck Brown Day with park dedication

August 22nd marks Chuck Brown day in the District, and on Friday the city will celebrate the day with a special dedication. Two years after the death of the Godfather of Go-Go, the Chuck Brown Memorial Parkwill be dedicated to the beloved entertainer. READ MORE

5. Ex-Va. Gov. McDonnell testifies about gifts, marriage

The broken marriage, the gifts, the loans, Virginia's former governor answered tough and very personal questions Thursday. He takes the stand again on Friday. READ MORE


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