It’s Tuesday, Aug. 13. Here are five things you need to know. Tell us what we need to know on the Patch message board!
1. Weather Forecast: Today brings the best chance of wet weather this week, with a 50 percent chance of rain and scattered thunderstorms. Temperatures begin cooling tomorrow and hang in the high 70s/low 80s for the rest of the week. See more at The Weather Channel.
2. You Said It: “They should go home. Give voters a chance to kick their tails.” One of our readers from Lorton responding to a question we asked about the annual August recess for members of Congress. Reports have noted this is the most unproductive Congress in recent memory.
3. ICYMI: Crime Map: Tires Stolen From Vehicle, Beer Taken From Business — This week's collection of police reports from the Sully Police District, with a map.
4. Number of the Day: 25,000. That’s the number of “Parrotheads” flocking to the Jiffy Lube Amphitheater this weekend for a Jimmy Buffett concert. It was enough to scare the Virginia Department of Transportation into delaying a planned bridge opening near the venue.