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Storm Watchers: The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch from 6 p.m. tonight to 6 a.m. The rain, according to Capital Weather Gang, is likely to begin late this afternoon and this evening will continue at least through the first half of Thursday. At least one to two inches is expected tomorrow. -3

Fly Away: El Centro and Cava Grill are coming to Reagan National Airport. That’s good for travelers, but nothing feels less cool than going to a restaurant that you know is also in an airport. -3

Dark Magic: The Wizards’ Marcin Gortat got a “hard-ass mohawk.” +2

Rolling to the Finish: The H Street streetcar line will launch next week. Oh, but with no passengers. –2

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 17 Today’s score: -6 Today’s Needle rating: 11