5 things you need to know Tuesday

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Here are five things you need to know on Tuesday, June 10:

Yellow Alert through Thursday for showers & storms

We have issued a Yellow Alert through Thursday for showers and thunderstorms. The activity will be more widespread in the afternoon and evening but a morning shower is still possible. Look for a hot and humid day with highs between 85 and 90. FORECAST

Metro braces for more possible delays to Silver Line

Already months behind schedule, Metro says it's possible that the much anticipated Silver Line could be further delayed if contractors fail to meet project expectations. There is currently a 33 item checklist of tasks that needs to be completed before service on the Silver Line can begin. MORE

Va. voters go to polls in 3 US House districts

Virginian voters will be heading to the polls for three congressional primaries on Tuesday. Voters will select republican and democratic candidates for the U.S. Congress in districts 1, 7 and 8. The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. GUIDE

Former DC Councilmember Carol Schwartz running for mayor

A familiar face missing from D.C. politics the last five years is ready to get back in the game. Former D.C. At-large Councilmember Carol Schwartz announced that she will run for D.C. mayor. Schwartz began her first term on the D.C. Council in the mid-80s and remained there until 2009. MORE

Friendly fire kills 5 NATO troops in Afghanistan

Five NATO service members were killed in an apparent friendly fire incident in southern Afghanistan, the international coalition said on Tuesday. A statement from the coalition said all five soldiers died on Monday but did not give further details on the attack or the nationality of the soldiers. MORE


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