5 things you need to know Friday

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Here are five things you need to know on Friday, March 28:

5. Metropolitan Police Department Police Chief Cathy Lanier said police have been searching in a Northeast D.C. park in connection to the Relisha Rudd AMBER Alert case. Police determined that Kahlil Tatum bought some black 42-gallon trash bags, a shovel and lime or lye - a chemical sometimes used in the burying of bodies.

AMBER ALERT: DC girl search called 'recovery' operation

4. Friday will be warmer with highs into the low to mid 60s, but scattered showers are possible on and off all day as a cold front approaches. Don't worry, this cold front won't bring arctic air, but Saturday will be chilly with rain and showers. Some of the rain Saturday could be heavy at times.

FORECAST: Tracking showers for Friday, rain for Saturday & Sunday

3. The National Cherry Blossom Festival is officially underway. You're thinking you might want to go see the trees once they start blooming, but you'd rather not fight the crowds. We've found some spots and events where you're less likely to find the tourists. Here's an Insider's Guide to the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

MORE: Insider's guide to the National Cherry Blossom Festival

2. Actor and Hip Hop impresario Nas is usually backed by a seven-piece band, but the NSO Pops orchestra will do the honors when the multi-platinum artist takes the Kennedy Center Concert Hall stage for two nights. It's a celebration of his debut album, Illmatic, which was released 20 years ago.

MORE: Nas to take stage at Kennedy Center for 2 nights

1. March Madness continues! The Virginia Cavaliers will face fourth seeded Michigan State at Madison Square Garden Friday night. The game is set to start at 10:10 pm. Virginia beat Coastal Carolina and the Memphis Tigers.


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