Morning Notes

Construction cranes are reflected in the Reston Station office building at 1900 Reston Metro Plaza (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

D.C. Area Braces for Heat Wave — “The heat could challenge several calendar day records for both afternoon highs and warm nighttime lows. And there’s a chance Washington could see the air temperature touch the century mark for the first time since Aug. 15, 2016. Significant relief…is not anticipated until Sunday.” [Capital Weather Gang]

Heat Cancels Pickleball in Herndon — “Attention pickleball players! Due to the high heat index and moving summer camps inside, drop-in pickleball for Thursday, July 27, is canceled. Your safety is our top concern, and we apologize for any inconvenience. Stay hydrated and cool, and we’ll resume soon!” [Herndon Parks & Recreation/Twitter]

Electrical Issues Close Reston Pool — The electrical system that powers Autumnwood pool’s filter pump is beyond repair, according to Reston Association. While staff pursue replacement parts, the pool has been closed, and hours have been extended through Aug. 6 at the North Hills swimming pool. [RA]

Oakton Family Grapples With Invasive Worms — “The Ambrose family clears dead hammerhead worms from their driveway in Oakton every morning. It’s been a ritual for the past two months, when they first spotted a 14-inch hammerhead worm slithering in front of their home.” [DC News Now]

Chicken Restaurant Coming to Seven Corners — “Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers will take over the former Dogfish Head Alehouse building at 6220 Leesburg Pike in the Seven Corners Shopping Center. The restaurant will open in the middle or end of 2024, a company spokesperson says.” [Annandale Today]

McLean Community Center Fills Vacated Board Seat — “The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on July 25 tapped Matt Colsia to a recently vacated seat on the McLean Community Center Governing Board. Colsia succeeds Shivani Saboo, who resigned from the body earlier in the month due to a job transition.” [Gazette Leader]

FCPS Sees Strong Turnout for Job Fair — “Despite the well-known challenges associated with being a teacher, a job fair for prospective teachers drew large crowds Wednesday at Luther Jackson Middle School.” Fairfax County Public Schools “was seeking more employees for positions, such as teachers, counselors, instructional assistants and substitute teachers.” [WTOP]

Metro GM’s Tenure Off to Promising Start — “When Randy Clarke was hired as Metro’s General Manager a year ago, some people wondered if a guy who ran just one commuter rail line and less than 100 bus routes in Austin, Texas could cut it at Metro, the struggling second-largest transit agency in the country. But after a year at the helm, Clarke is so popular, he’s getting asked for selfies in the checkout line at Trader Joe’s.” [DCist]

It’s Thursday — There is a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm today, with sunny and hot conditions and a high near 98°F, feeling like 105°F. Tonight, expect a 70% chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly between 8pm and 2am, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 75°F. []

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