5 things you need to know Thursday

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Here are five things you need to know on Thursday, April 3:

5. We are tracking a front that will bisect the Metro Area through Friday. It will generate some showers but temperatures will still be mild, with highs again in the 60s. The best chance of showers will be north of town near the Mason-Dixon line during the afternoon and evening.

FORECAST: Tracking showers Thursday & Friday

4. A grand jury is looking into whether Relisha Rudd's mother should be charged with obstruction of justice -- after insisting her daughter was fine, three weeks after she went missing. Police wrapped up their search of the 700 acre Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens Wednesday.

AMBER ALERT: Group thinks missing DC girl was sold

3. An Iraq war veteran undergoing diagnosis for post-traumatic stress disorder opened fire late Wednesday afternoon on post, killing three soldiers and injuring 16 others before taking his own life as he was confronted by a female military police officer, Fort Hood and III Corps Commander Lt. Gen Mark Milley said Wednesday night.

MORE: Four dead and 16 injured in Fort Hood shooting

2. President Obama and Michelle Obama welcome the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes to the White House Thursday. Look for familiar faces Bode Miller, Julia Mancuso, Lolo Jones, Gracie Gold, Meryl Davis, Charlie White, Jamie Anderson and all of their Sochi 2014 teammates.

MORE: U.S. Olympians visit the White House

1. John Wall will soon be making his playoff debut, and the Washington Wizards will be there for the first time since 2008, having clinched an Eastern Conference berth Wednesday night with a 118-92 win over the Boston Celtics. It was their biggest margin of victory this season, and their 62.5 shooting percentage was their best in a game since 2001.

MORE: Wizards top Celtics 118-92 to clinch playoff berth


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