Weekend Wakeup: Graduation, prom and Mother’s Day

WASHINGTON – Mom’s house, prom night and a commencement at Howard University will be among this weekend’s top travel destinations.

For some, it will start with showers and thunderstorms likely across the region on Saturday. Travel conditions on Sunday should be more favorable, with partly sunny skies and highs in the mid-60s.

The Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure will encircle the Tidal Basin on Saturday, but it is not expected to have a major impact on traffic. The street closures for the 5K race, including a portion of 15th Street SW, will be cleared by 11 a.m.

The Washington Nationals will host the Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park. Delays on the Southeast/Southwest Freeway and South Capitol Street are likely before and after the ballgame.

Those who are taking Metro to get to this weekend’s affairs should be prepared for delays. There is track work scheduled on the Red, Orange, Blue and Yellow lines from 10 p.m. on Friday to closing time on Sunday night.

On the Red Line, trains will single-track between Grosvenor and Twinbrook and between Rhode Island Avenue and Takoma. Trains will operate at 28-minute intervals throughout the weekend, with increased service during the daytime hours through Bethesda and in the District.

Four stations will be closed on the Orange Line: Vienna, Dunn-Loring, West Falls Church and East Falls Church. Free shuttle buses will vector Metro riders around the track work. Express buses will travel directly between Vienna and East Falls Church and local buses will make stops at each station.

Blue and Yellow line trains will share tracks between Braddock Road and Pentagon City. Blue Line trains will operate every 30 minutes throughout the weekend. Yellow Line trains will run between Mount Vernon Square and Huntington every 15 and 20 minutes.

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