Today is Thursday, June 3 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County.
1. MCPS Graduations: High school graduations continue today for Montgomery County Public Schools. Today students from Wootton, Wheaton, Rock Terrace, and Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents receive their diplomas. Families are invited to share their graduate’s photos.
2. COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Clinics: Free COVID-19 testing is available throughout the county at nine testing sites today. Montgomery County clinics are now vaccinating Marylanders age 12 and older. Appointments may be made online here.
3. Severe Thunderstorms Possible: The National Weather Service is expecting showers and storms this afternoon from 2 to 10 p.m. Some may become severe.
After a few passing morning showers, thunderstorms will become more numerous this afternoon and evening. Some strong to severe storms are possible with damaging winds and heavy rain that could cause isolated flooding. High temperatures will be in the 70s-80s. pic.twitter.com/Q76AclIY67
— NWS Baltimore-Washington (@NWS_BaltWash) June 3, 2021
4. Yard Trim Collection: The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is letting residents know that due to a COVID-19-related issue, yard trim collection is behind schedule. It is still ongoing, so if your yard trim was not collected on your usual day, DEP says to leave materials curbside. Some pickups may be delayed until June 6.
Yard Trim Collection Update 6/01/2021. Due to a COVID-related issue, yard trim collection is ongoing, but behind schedule. If your yard trim was not picked up on your regular collection day, please leave materials curbside. More info https://t.co/nFSQBSEfQx pic.twitter.com/05zez6fBxg
— Montgomery County Dept of Environmental Protection (@MyGreenMC) June 1, 2021
5. Cicada Mania: Check out our coverage of the Brood X cicadas. Last week we visited TV celebrity chef Elise Harris, known as “The Diva Chef”, who showed us how she is taking advantage of the cicada season that happens every 17 years.
And as a reminder to our loyal readers…Find the latest coronavirus news updates in Montgomery County here.