Bad news for the Northeast, the forecast models for Hurricane Irene have shifted a bit west meaning the hugely populated I-95 corridor will be under the gun for a direct hit:
at this link. The Obamas will probably have to cut their trip a bit short, and you can pretty much write off the dedication ceremony for the new Martin Luther King Jr. memorial which was supposed to take place on Sunday. At the time the ceremony is scheduled D.C. will probably be getting hammered by high winds and torrential rain.
This has the potential to be a big newsmaker over the weekend, with wide-spread damage and power outages that could affect millions of people. As one person put it, we're going to find out how good the emergency management skills are of a number of governors.