5 things you need to know Thursday

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Here are five things you need to know on Thursday, May 22:

Some more T-storms possible Thursday PM

Early-morning showers, storms and patchy fog will lead to a mostly cloudy and muggy Thursday. A cold front will move through the metro area late in the day, triggering a few showers and thunderstorms. However, the storm activity will not be nearly as widespread as it was on Wednesday, so there's no need to cancel your outdoor plans. Expect a breezy and warmer afternoon with high temperatures near 85. On Friday, it will be breezy and cooler with highs in the mid 70s. FORECAST

Fort Washington slope failure report released

A 200-page report about what caused a slope failure in Fort Washington was released to residents Wednesday night. There has been a slow-motion landslide on Piscataway Drive since early May, leaving 28 homes in the neighborhood unfit or unsafe to live in. The report blames the slow-motion landslide, or slope failure as they describe it, on the intense rainfall that happened in the days leading up to the slope failure. MORE

2nd confirmed measles case in Northern Va.

The Virginia Health Department has confirmed a second case of the measles in Northern Virginia. The exposures occurred between May 11 and May 15 at locations in Fairfax County, Va., Loudoun County, Va. Arlington County, Va., Montgomery County, Md. and the District. This effort expands the recent investigation of a measles case in late April 2014 in Loudoun and Fairfax Counties. MORE

Metro may phase out paper fare cards

Say goodbye to Metro's paper fare cards. Thursday, Metro's board is expected to approve a budget which calls for phasing out paper fare cards. The paper card would be replaced with re-usable plastic cards. Most riders have already made the switch to plastic.
Nine out of 10 Metro passengers use SmarTrip cards and avoid the one dollar surcharge for paper fares.

#BringThemHome Day on WUSA9

Thursday at 5 p.m., Lesli Foster will share the story of a chronic runaway who eventually ran into the hands of the wrong person. She tells us how it feels to be victimized by a sex trafficker. Thanks to the support of our viewers, WUSA9 has been dedicated to helping spread the word about missing children all across our area. With your help by sharing thousands of digital fliers, we've learned that dozens of these missing kids have returned home safe and sound. MORE


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