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boooyah has three "o's". ♪ grocery outlet bargain market ♪ announcer: this week all assorted pepsi brand 12 packs are just $2.66 each. now at 11:00, weekend of heat begins. some areas across the bay area are facing the hottest temperatures we've seen in more than a decade. all that heat is bad news for air quality. a live look around the bay area shows the murky conditions with a spare the air alert in effect right now. thanks for joining us. i'm matt keller. kristen will be in today. the heat wave also has cal iso issuing a flex alert asking all of us to conserve electricity with the power grid pushed toin a all-time max. we've got team coverage on the heat tracking the conditions all across the bay area, where you live. let's start with meteorologist mike nicco with a look at how hot is will get.
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>> mike, that's a great question and with that heat comes the poor air quality. let me show you what's going on from the east bay hills camera and giving you readings right now. we have poor air quality in the north bay, the coast in central bay and the santa clara valley. the only place without poor air quality is the east bay valleys which could have unhealthy air for all of us later today. same thing in the santa clara valley as we're into the spare of air day. the areas in orange along the coast and san francisco. heat advisory until 9:00 monday evening and an excessive heat warning for all of us, and we've got the high fire danger in the hills until 8:00 tomorrow morning. here's what we have. limit outdoor activity if you can. i know it's a holiday weekend. drink plenty of water before you get thirsty and don't forget under no circumstances, leave kids or pets inside the cars. we've already had 35 children lose their lives from being left in a hot car. matt? >> already. good advise. some kids will be getting out of place earlier today because of the record heat and more is
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being done to keep them cool while in the classroom. abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield is live in orenda where it's already hot. amy. >> reporter: hi, matt. yeah, you'll notice water bottles at everyone's desk here at this school and look behind me and see all the classroom doors are closed. they are not being anti-social. they are trying to keep the little air conditioning that they have inside, but they think it will only last for so long. hydrating efforts started early this morning, but the feeling here in orenda is here the sun is going to win this one, so principals at the elementary schools and middle schools decided to let the kids out early today. >> i was pretty amazed. i never knew they would do that. i've heard it like if it's really cold or a snow day but not for the heat, that's crazy. >> the schools here weren't built with central air conditioning and have recently added these portable units to the classrooms, but concern is they can't keep up with 110-degree weather.
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>> we have kind of a stop gap air conditioning service with little portable units, it doesn't really keep things that cool. >> reporter: even on a regular hot day, not a historic one, the staff notices the concentration level dips in the afternoon. >> you kind of see this meltdown, you know, this candle meltdown on table, especially after lunch so they come in drooping and they are falling across the table and they just aren't thinking has well, and, you know, it's kind of all done after lunch recess on a hot day. >> reporter: but here this isn't just an issue at school. many of the homes don't have air conditioning and don't usually need it, but today, well, one dad is rushing around to make sure his daughter will be comfortable when she gets home early. >> actually i'm going to get a air conditioner. my wife saw it next door. i'm going to go pick it it up right now. >> reporter: and he says his daughter will spend the rest of the afternoon at the pool today. well, this community does want to go to the local football game tonight, it's still on, but it's going to be postponed.
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they will get a late start at 8:00 tonight in the hopes that it will have cooled off by then. reporting live in orenda, amy holly feil, abc 1 news. >> thanks, amy. pg&e is anticipating possible power outages all across the bay area because of the eat. abc 7 news reporter is live at the distribution center in fremont and officials say today could set a record for electricity use. >> reporter: thaeshlg. it the cou it could put a strain on all the equipment. it's 88 degrees. we're here at the storage yard, and pg&e has all their supplies here all ready to go. as the sun peeked out this morning, some people got their outside activities done early knowing very well that temperatures will soar over 100. >> during the rest of the day, we're going to stay in the house and be comfortable and be smart and drink water. >> reporter: with so many people planning to stay indoors, peoply
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says an all-time record may be set for electricity use. >> this is certainly going to be the most extreme heat wave that we've seen this summer, and certainly these are record-breaking temperatures so it's something that we're really trying to prepare for. >> reporter: pg&e has cables, power poles and supply center cables being picked up and from there they are taken to areas most vulnerable to power outages. >> reporter: pg&e has about working with its meteorology department tracking the heat. that helps an pate where they should be. >> we'll see san jose, north day, antioch, so we'll be focusing on those issues. >> cal iso is asking people to conserve and not to use large
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appliances until nighttime and keep the thermostat at 78 degrees at home and 85 when away. >> i'm not worried about it because i expect people to be smarter about that, but what can can you do? >> another sip. close your windows and draw your blinds. gentleman neap della vega, abc 7 news. >> a red flag warning has prompted people to park your hills on driveways as clemens t.leaves straight for an room even. use extreme caution when using power equipment. the annual harvest wine celebration in interhave has been called it was only the responsible choice, really putting the care and health and well-being, you
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have ryanry employees and our guests looking to-game out and kell with us. . ticket sales for both revents been refunded. if you have an event going on this weekend, make sure you double check to make sure it's still happening and if you need a place to go cooling centers are around the bay area. a full list posted on the website, abc 7 news.com. happening now, firefighters in napa valley continue to work on a large fire burning inside a landfall. at least feifel engines responded at clover flat landfall and it's been contained to a one-acre area and will continue to burn. the cause of this fire is not known. new details on livermore where we've just learned two chp officers risked their lives to save a man from a fiery crash. investigators say around 1:30 this morning the driver's car
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plunged 200 feet down a hill on 520 near northland road. the officers manage today pull the unconscious drive out. developing news out of texas, the mayor of houston announcing people should expect ten more days of flooding because of reservoir releases. this comes as president trump and the first lady get ready to return to texas. the president sent out this tweet saying texas is healing fast thanks to all the great men and women who have been working so hard but still so much to do. we'll be back tomorrow. it's been almost a week since the deadly storm hit. here's a look at conditions outside of houston. right now boat are still out searching and rescuing people. 19 are still missing in the houston area. fears about electrocution are also rising in the flood zone. abc 7 news reporter elizabeth hur is in houston with the latest. the. >> reporter: first responders in
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houston, block of a block-by-block search toys. they are just to rescue families. >> fire hydrant. >> and the now facing new dangers in the floodwaters including possible electrocution. >> they couldn't help my son. he was in electrified water. >> two volunteer rescuers are reportedly dead and two more missing after their boat was the electrocuted by power lines under water. this as dramatic rescues which air and boat are continuing in southeast texas with residents of beaumont without access to clean drinking water and the city looking more like an island. local sheriffs rushing to flooded homes with rivers and buyious reaching their breaking point in orange county, texas. >> they have got no place to go. >> and volunteers from all across the state and country are
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bringing their own boat to the city looking for stranded survivors. >> we thought it would never happen to us. >> then in crosby, texas, resident within a mile and a half from a chemical plant remain evacuated after explosions and a fire at the facility and officials warning more fires are inevitable. >> where we are organizers say more than 3,000 people are already here seeking shelter, and they say more flood victims are on the way from other areas, including beaumont. elizabeth hur, abc news, hues top. the generosity from our viewers has been incredible. the abc day of giving drive has surpassed the $14 million mark so a big thank you to all who donated. volunteers took your calls all day, part of the fund-raiser organized by our parent company disney involving all of our networks and local abc stations nationwide. our station raised more than
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new developments surrounding the fbi investigation into hillary clinton's use of of a private e-mail server. two top republicans claim former fbi director james comey made up his mind on clinton long before he wrapped up his investigation. jessica castro from abc 7 mornings joins us now with more. jessica? >> reporter: hi, matt, yes. two republicans are coming after comey hard saying, quote, conclusion first, fact-gathering second. that's no way to run an investigation. the president wasted no time responding to new reports about former fbi director james comey's handling of the hillary clinton e-mail investigation. in an early morning tweet, trump wrote looks like comey exonerated hillary clinton long before the investigation was over and so much more. a rigged system. this comes after senator chuck grassley, who heads the senate judiciary committee, along with fellow senator lindsey graham, claimed comey drafted the
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statement of exoneration for clinton before the investigation into her e-mails was ever completed. grassley and graham say comey's draft was prepared in may 2016, before he interviewed clinton's top aides. comey only publicly announced the fbi would not pursue charges against clinton in july of last year. >> no charges are appropriate in this case. >> the two senators say their claim is based on interview transcripts with comey's aide. this would be the first time republicans have any teeth to an argument that clinton got preferential treatment, although something they pressed comey about at the time of the investigation. >> was there a double standard? >> no. in fact, i think my entire goal was to avoid a double standard, to avoid what sometimes prosecutors call celebrity hunting and doing something for a famous person that you would never do for an ordinary joe or jane. >> grassley and graham have sent a letter to current fbi chief
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christopher wray asking for more information on the comey/clinton information. so far no response from comb diop the new developments. jessica castro, abc 7 news. >> thanks, jessica. happening now, long lines outside the russia consulate in san francisco a day before it closes its doors. this is the line tomorrow's closure will leave three russian consulates in the u.s., in seattle, hues top and new york. still to come this midday, more on our heat wave. a live look right now at the beach in santa cruz, the place to be where some people have headed to cool off.
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hi, everybody. let's open up the weather window until walnut creek. looks awful. nasty air. stay inside if you can. that's your best bet. weekend heat, fire danger and poor air quality. not as hot next week but still warmer than average for most of us. look at these temperatures. 10 to 18 degrees warmer than just 24 hours ago, so let's see where that puts us. mid to upper 80s inland east bay to gilroy and los gatos and low 90s in vallejo, napa, novato and nearly 90 in heyward and upper 80s fremont and mountianview. 80 san francisco and 77 in half moon bay. a look from sutro tower. you can see how hayes to looks
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here. can't even see past downtown san francisco. at noon 104 h.already triple digits inland and 93 around the bay and 82 at the coast. a little bit warmer. that's real for the bay, at least 111 inland. that's why we'll set some records. go out there evening and it will feel pretty comfortable once the is up sets. mid-90s inland and maid 80s at the bay and mid-70s at the coast. take in a late movie after dinner. 84 still inhand and 78 around the bay and 69 at the coast. it's not going to cool off much tonight. here's a look at today's temperatures. just about everybody has an as strikes next to them because that's a record high and that 115 in livermore ties the all time record high for any date in the livermore. heat is going to be almost as hot tomorrow. you can see a little bit of a sea breeze try to develop late in the day. a little bit more of that as 80s and 80s become more dominant around the way and here's the
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key to the forecast. lock at tonight. our average low in san francisco 70. we'll be right. our average high will be right by that for a low, a lot of mid-60s and low 80s tonight and mid to upper 80s in our hills. sunday morning a little bit better. 62 in san francisco to around 80 in antioch and monday morning you can see more 60s takes over, a little easier to sleep but the next couple of nights if you don't have air conditioning, a tough go. talking to one of my colleagues, slept she hours last night in sap mateo. giants and cardinals. no at&t home advantage because it's going to be pretty warm. 79 at 7:15 dropping down to about 73 degrees. a quick look at what going to happen. what do you wear under a kilt when it's nearly 110 at 2:00 and 6:00. never mind. don't answer that. here's a look at tahoe. you'll see why we're so murky. this is where all of the smoke is coming. mid to upper 880s with a slight chaps of thunderstorms sunday and monday.
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my acweather seven-day forecast. read it and wilt. now what i meant by next week is not as hot. still in the low to mid-90s by wednesday and tuesday inland and 70s and 80s around the bay. the 80s at the coast will be a welcome sight. >> just don't wilt in your kilt. >> oh, i like. >> that's not good. >> thanks, mike. if your weekend plans will take you to the east bay, a reblinder of the closure on b.a.r.t. the lake merritt station will close through monday. crews will install new tracks and other equipment like the insulator. b.a.r.t. will provide free buses to take riders between fruit vail and fremont stations. today our four-legged pet is a rabbit with
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nurse was arrested just for doing her job and it's all caught on camera. the investigation now under way. and tonight at 5:00, north bay hawk rescue. hear from the man who helped save this majestic bird trapped on a golf course. now it's time for our favorite segment of the week "perfect pet" and as promised mike is back to introduce us to a new friend. >> hi, matt. hi, everybody. today we're featuring an animal
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that's not your typical pet. trust me, he's a rabbit coming to us from the humane society silicon valley. let's meet harrison the hipster rabbit. check him out in his glasses. he's a 4-year-old mixed breed rabbit. volunteers at the shelter tell us he got his hipster nickname because he was vegan long before he was cool. he loves to eat kale and raw vegetables, and he's so smart and figured out how to use a toy puzzle. he's also litter box trained so he'll make a great house pet. the silicon valley has waived harrison's adoption fee so he can find a loving home. call 408-262-2133. looks like he hasn't figured out the word processor yet. >> a hipster rabbit. >> probably having avocado toast right here right now, i bet somewhere. from all of us here at abc 7, thanks for joining us. >> i guess. >> request the who wants to be a millionaire" is next. the news continues online at
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abc7news.com and our next forecast is at 4:00 p.m. have a great day, and, mike, let go get some avocado toast with the rabbit. >> as long as we can have a hat made of ice or something, ice cream. i like that though.
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