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Posted at 4:42 PM ET, 03/11/2010

Evening news roundup

By Washington Post editors

Good evening. Well, a better than anticipated day outside. Actual sunshine at some points and not too chilly temperatures. Sadly, that's about to end. Brace yourself. The Capital Weather Gang is calling the approaching storm a "megastorm." The rain is likely to start late this evening and fall overnight, with more in the morning. But the real meat of the storm will likely arrive Saturday. CWG is predicting two to four inches of rain to fall through Sunday and there is a risk for flooding in some areas. But there is good weather news. The Capital Weather Gang says if you made it through this one, your chances of experiencing another “snowmageddon” in your lifetime are virtually nil. CWG explains.

Raising expectations. Alexandria's only public high school, T.C. Williams has been singled out by federal officials as one of the country's lowest performing campuses. Sixteen other schools were cited by federal officials for failing to boost reading and math scores over the last two years. The designation could result in more dollars for the 2,900-student school -- but it might also mean a massive curriculum overhaul and teacher firings. Officials at the school have pledged to work harder to improve student learning. (Post)

Escaped inmate still at large. Officials are searching for a D.C. inmate who escaped from police custody today while being transported for medical care at United Medical Center in southeast D.C. Terrence Moore faces charges of assault with intent to kill and is a resident of Washington. Several D.C. campuses were on lockdown as authorities searched for Moore. WUSA. Fox 5 and WJLA

Online threats at Virginia Tech? Officials at Virginia Tech are investigating a series of postings on YouTube threatening violence at the school. Police said in an e-mail sent to faculty and students late Wednesday night that at this time they do not believe the postings pose a threat against the school. Authorities investigated similar threats in October and believe the new posts are from the same person and originated in Italy. Also, WUSA

Will the next “Top Chef” be filmed in D.C.? There are those who might not consider D.C. a fab food town, but we beg to differ. The area has been well represented on previous "Top Chef" shows. Bryan Voltaggio of Volt and Mike Isabella of Zaytinya appeared last season. And who doesn’t still love Carla Hall? Though he wasn’t a local, Spike Mendelsohn opened Good Stuff Eatery on Capitol Hill after he appeared. (Metrocurean)

In short: Teenagers in search of that golden glow may have to start getting it naturally. The Maryland State Legislature is considering a bill to prohibit those under 18 from using tanning beds. Howard County was one of the first jurisdictions in the country to bar teens from tanning beds. (WUSA); Google maps now gives directions for bikes. (WUSA); UDC is opening a community college campus near Union Station. (Washington Business Journal)

Have an excellent evening. Stay dry and remember to check back with Post Now for the latest news and headlines. And don't forget: you can follow us on Twitter @postmetro and and become a fan on Facebook: Just look for us at Post Metro.

By Washington Post editors  | March 11, 2010; 4:42 PM ET
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