5 things you need to know Friday

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Here are five things you need to know on Friday, July 18:

FORECAST: A nice finish to the week. The weekend looks ok.

The heat remains in check through the weekend. Keep your outdoor plans for Friday nights. Just a few clouds roll in Friday evening but we stay dry. Slightly better chance for showers on Sunday. FULL FORECAST

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