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good morning, everyone. i'm carolyn tyler. thanks for joining us on this sunday, january 14. let's start with a quick look at the weather with our meteorologist francis who is in this morning for lisa argen. >> we're starting to see a break in the cloud cover now, but san jose less than a mile visibility. here's a live shot in san jose, and here's what you can expect. we'll still be dealing with the fog and low clouds over the next few hours, but plenty of afternoon sunshine with temperatures above average. in the 60s, even some upper 60s once again. sunset at 5:13. enjoy the sunset while you can. we'll see increasing clouds tonight making way for some rain tomorrow. i'll have the timing of when it will arrive, coming up. carolyn? >> francis, thank you. a big rig carrying diesel fuel caught on fire this morning shutting down part of highway 238. abc 7 news was in hayward this
morning where firefighters tackled this fire on the northbound side of the freeway near the 14th street on ramp. the chp says a semi truck caught on fire around 2:45 this morning. developing news, at least one person has died in a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. it struck off the coast of peru this morning at 1:18 our time. new video shows people standing on higher ground away from buildings for safety. photos show others sifting through the rubble. 57 people are injured. officials say there is no longer a tsunami threat. state lawmakers in hawaii have now scheduled a hearing to investigate yesterday's false alarm which warned a ballistic missile was headed toward the islands. >> this is not a drill. take immediate active measures. repeat, the missile command has detect aid missile threat to hawaii. >> that alert went out on tv and
cell phone push alerts just after 8:00 yesterday morning hawaii time. as you can imagine, this set off a panic. some people running in the streets, fearing a missile from north korea. 38 minutes later, another alert went out saying the warning was a fake. the governor of hawaii is apologizing. >> what happened today was totally unacceptable, and many in our community was deeply affected by this, and i'm sorry. i am, too, very angry and disappointed that this happened. >> the message was false but it might have uncovered a real problem that investigators are now looking into. the governor says some people did not get the message on their cell phones. well, plenty of tourists were caught off guard by this missile warning. abc 7 news reporter alyssa harrington talked to a san francisco couple who just started their honeymoon in
hawaii. they went through the terrifying moments of what they thought was the beginning of the end. >> reporter: what started as a dream destination wedding in hawaii quickly turned into a nightmare for phil and katy pham. the couple from san francisco was rattle bid a terrifying alert that a ballistic missile was headed their way. >> this is not a drill. take immediate action measure. >> reporter: the phams spoke to us via face time yesterday afternoon. >> in the moment of anxiety, you just try to stay calm, you try to stay alert as much as you can. there is this feeling of helplessness like there's so much outside of your control. >> reporter: the newlyweds got the alarming news while eating breakfast at their hotel on kauai. they shot this video on their cell phones. hotel guests filed into the basement to seek shelter. phil says it did cross his mind that they could die. the couple just exchanged vows
january 8. >> a wedding really symbolizes a new beginning, so there's so much to look forward to as we begin our life together. it was scary to know that perhaps that could be cut short, really, at any moment. >> yeah, i think one of my first thoughts was, are you kidding me? this is like day 4. >> reporter: katy says they did their best to stay calm but saw other people crying and panicking. finally hotel staff announced there was no missile at all, it was a false alarm. >> how did you feel? >> i think i said, whoo! >> reporter: katy and phil say the whole incident was confusing. they hope this serves as a wake-up call to be prepared in case of a real threat. the alert was an awakening way to start their life together, but they're going to try to enjoy the rest of their honeymoon. >> this video shows more of the confusion and panic following that false alarm.
video shows one family putting their children into a manhole for safety. well, cal oes says c says and balances are in place here to keep a similar mistake from happening. statewide alert would require input from multiple individuals before anything is sent out. that means one person could not hit the wrong button and start a panic like we saw in hawaii. abc 7 news reporter tiffany wilson has more on that part of the story. >> reporter: just the push of a button and a handful of words created panic for more than a million people in hawaii. spokesperson brad alexander said california's alert system could not be triggered by one person hitting the wrong computer key. >> there is no single person in a silo that's making a decision. it's a collaborative effort on any incident you're talking about. >> reporter: the multiple layers of accountability are a priority for state senator jerry hill.
he recently made a new bill when people started getting warnings about wildfires. >> you need a couple people to make that decision so you don't have the chance of a false alarm. >> reporter: hill says the mistake in hawaii could reduce trust in alert systems in general. >> when the next one comes that is a mistake and is intentional, will people believe it? i think they lose a lot of credibility when you have just one false alarm. it will do that. that's really a problem. >> reporter: hill says it's a reminder that everyone needs to make an emergency response plan. cal oes agrees. >> you should be aware of what are the first steps you're going to take? where are you going to go? does your car have gas? do you have money in your wallet? some of the infrastructure could be down during an emergency. we have all kinds of natural and manmade risks in california and we encourage folks to have an emergency plan. >> better safe than sorry. in san francisco, tiffany wilson, abc 7 news. >> abc 7 news first alertlertlet
that ballistic missile threat was a mistake. we sent a push alert yesterday y morning. people in oakland spent the night outside libby shaft's front door demanding affordable housing. abc 7 news was in oakland where advocates for the homeless camped outside the mayor's home overnight. they say she's not doing enough to create affordable housing. shaft challenged residents to offer spare rooms to people in need. protesters say that's not a viable solution. >> the folks that are out here right now struggling as it is are not capable of opening up their houses, and if anything, if the mayor wants to open up houses, we're right here. she can let me stay in there for a while, you know, let me get on my feet. >> protesters say they want more
funds redirected to social services to get people off the streets. police have made an arrest in an attack on a popular walnut creek trail. friday night police released this surveillance photo of the suspect. they say he grabbed a woman on the iron horse trail, that he dragged her, threatened her and tried to kiss her. an officer familiar with the case spotted 35-year-old jeremy mickens yesterday at the south broadway safeway. police arrested mickens and the victim identified him. he has been booked on multiple carges. two boys have been arrested for trying to steal a laptop from a bart rider friday night. police say the suspects grabbed the computer from the victim at the fruitvale bart station. they dropped it, and then the rider snatched it back and then they swiped it again, but then they started to try to run from the station. they did not get far. they dropped that computer again. police arrested both boys. one was cited and released to a
parent. the other was booked into juvenile hall. well, you will soon be able to enjoy more dungeness crab. the state department of fish and wildlife says crab season in parts of northern california will begin tomorrow. crab season in mendocino, humboldt and del were suspended. but they will be able to catch crab tomorrow. it's been suspended since november. >> it looks great. unfortunately, i'm kind of allergic to it, but i love it. i take lots of been drill. today we're going to see lots of sunshine this afternoon. here's a live shot at the east bay, and the clouds are starting to break up. i'll let you know how warm it will be before rain begins tomorrow. >> thank you, frances. also ahead, this november we're
going to elect a new governor, and for the first time the main candid we can now simulate the exact anatomyh care, of a patient's brain before surgery. if we can do that, imagine what we can do for seizures. and if we can fix damaged heart valves without open heart surgery, imagine what we can do for an irregular heartbeat, even high blood pressure. if we can use analyze each patient's breast cancer to personalize their treatment, imagine what we can do for the conditions that affect us all.
the temperature right now about 49 degrees. and everywhere today throughout the bay area it's going to be lovely. temperatures a little bit above normal. frances is in this morning. she'll have a full accuweather forecast in just a bit. now to the deadly mudslide in southern california. the death toll stands at 19. the santa barbara county sheriff's office says they found the body of a woman one day after finding the body of her sister. rescue crews are still looking for the five people who remain missing. those involved in the search are still trying to wrap their minds around what happened and what they're up against. >> that first day, tuesday morning, was very surreal. we weren't -- couldn't really comprehend the devastation until we got to the area and saw areas of homes that were wiped out and just rubble and debris everywhere. >> crews have now moved into montecito to begin restoring power. many roads there remain closed
due to all the mud. crews in the north bay are making progress on cleanup and recovery after those october wildfires. according to the press democrat, state officials say cleanup in coffey park is expected to wrap up in about two weeks. the rest of sonoma county should be cleared by the end of next month. so far 1800 lots have been cleared. about 1 million tons of debris. the north bay wildfires killed 40 people. more than 6,000 homes were destroyed. a large rescue effort helped save a young woman who got stuck on the side of a cliff at baker beach in san francisco. abc 7 news was there as firefighters used ropes and pulleys to hoist her to safety last night. that rescue started around 5:00. it took nearly 90 minutes to finish. she wasn't hurt. the fire department is warning everybody to avoid areas of danger when you're enjoying the outdoors.
>> this is winter. everything is moist, not as moist as it could be as we haven't had a lot of rain. had there been more rain, this could have been a lot more treacherous. >> firefighters also say the rescues are dangerous to the well-trained personnel. they need to rapell down the tumbling cliffs to save people who might be stuck. the top candidates for california governor faced off in a spirited debate in los angeles. health care is what ignited an intense exchange between lieutenant governor gavin newsom and former l.a. mayor antonio viagosa. cox tried to pitch his own plan. >> by the way, the press is here. he said he's always been for single payer. you are discussing it again and again and again because in orange county you weren't for single payer. the first time you went to the nurse's you were for single payer, then you said you were against it. three or four times in the last six months, you said you were
for it or against it. now you're doubling down and saying you're for it and you don't have a plan. >> i'm interested in facts. that's just factually untrue. that was specific to the details of sb 562. it is misleading. that's factually untrue. >> we need to have a growing economy so all of you can afford your own wonderful, quality health care and not have to rely on the politicians to hand it out to you if you're good boys and girls. >> also taking part were california state treasurer john chung and former state superintendent of public construction, delane easton along with travis allen. the primary is in june, and the top two finishers will go head to head in the november election. bay area members of congress met with their constituents to talk about what the democratic lawmakers call the negative impacts of the republican tax plan. abc 7 news was at the university of san francisco where house
minority leader nancy pelosi and congressman mike thompson called the gop tax plan a tax scam. representative thompson says the rich will benefit the most at the expense of the poor and middle class. >> any benefit that's going to accrue to individuals is going to sunset and be gone in a few years. and the richest people in the country are going to benefit greatly, and the corporate benefits are permanent tax benefits. >> thompson says the plan adds $2.3 trillion to the national debt. abc 7 news was at laney college in oakland where congresswoman barbara lee held an open house talk to go constituents about the gop house plan. she termed the tax plan a tax scam. representative lee says what's included will hurt the most vulnerable americans. >> we have to get organized so that we can begin to try to unravel it, because it's definitely going to hurt so many
people, it's also setting the stage now for deep cuts in medicare, medicaid and social security. >> republicans argue the tax plans will give more money to the middle class. they point to major u.s. companies like walmart and some airlines that are raising wages and giving bonuses to their employees because of the gop tax plan. well, we're going to have to wait just a little longer for the return of the famous mavericks big wave surf contest. organizers were hoping they could hold the competition this coming tuesday, but they've scrapped those plans because conditions along the san mateo county coast just aren't favorable at the moment. the window to hold the competition is open through the end of february. >> announcer: now an accuweather update from abc 7 mornings. >> reporter: good afternoon. i'm francis ding lossen. we have gray clouds and skies.
from mt. tam, you can see low clouds and high clouds and temperatures are in the 50s and 40s. we're climbing up to the 50s in san francisco, 51 in san francisco, oakland 50. this is san jose. this is 280 right here. there's highway 17 across your screen which you can't see right now, completely socked in. but it will be a very different ride once you end up on the santa cruz side. santa rosa, 46. they also had limited visibility this morning. napa, novato, 50 degrees right now, fairfield 49, concord 47. in santa cruz, here we have blue skies and that's what you can expect this afternoon. we have the fog and low clouds this morning, very typical like yesterday. then we'll see a sunny and mild afternoon, well above average once again. the wet pattern starts tomorrow. have the umbrella handy. you're going to need it most of the week. you can see why they considered maverick. there is a high surf advisory.
we could see breaking waves up to 20 feet. unfortunately, it's not going to be happening on tuesday as carolyn mentioned. so areas of northwest, look out for strong rip currents and there could be localized beach erosion as well. if you like the temperatures, yesterday lots of people were out. you're going to like it today. could be a degree or two warmer in some locations. oakland 62, san jose warmer at 67. santa cruz once again at 70. we'll see some passing high clouds throughout the day. now on abc 7's storm impact scale, this storm is going to be a 1 to 2. it's light. light to moderate rainfall, and really, less than a quarter inch for most areas. in fact, the way the timing works out, it's actually better for all the events happening tomorrow for martin luther king jr. day. so by 3:00 in the afternoon, we'll see scattered light showers mainly in the north bay.
south of santa rosa through vallejo, it will just be cloud cover. then through the evening hours we'll see showers slide south, so pockets of light showers along the peninsula coast, maybe in the east bay. the showers come in late monday night into tuesday morning. you see the areas of rain, the moderate rainfall will continue and push up very quickly early tuesday morning. you'll have a wet commute heading into work. rainfall estimates again less than a quarter inch for most areas. getting pretty measly for heading south. here is a look at the accuweather 7-day forecast. so morning fog, sunny sunshine, sunny afternoon, i should say, with temperatures in the 60s, and then tomorrow the scattered showers move in, but hopefully late enough for you to enjoy all the activities and events
marches planned throughout the day. we get a break tuesday into wednesday before another system arrives thursday and friday, and this one will be bree breezier. >> thank you, frances. just ahead, we're talking about california expanding community colleges. but no, it's not for the usual college age students.
california's first fully on line community college could begin next year. the governor set aside $120 million in his budget to launch this program. courses would be geared toward adults who don't have time this their daily schedule to attend classes on campus. officials say the courses are unique, focusing on job skills and fields like health care and manufacturing. the on-line community college is expected to kick off in fall 2019. spacex's cargo craft said goodbye to the international space station, but it's not leaving empty-handed. the cargo craft is carrying more than 4,000 pounds of nasa cargo and demonstration samples from the international space station.
it splashed down into the pacific ocean west of baja, california. it will then be put on a ship to long beach. still to come here on abc 7 mornings, daca recipients have another chance to renew their applications for the program. the action the government announced overnight. at dr. king, i have a dream. >> also a fifth grader delivering a powerful message this mlk jr. weekend with her inspirational speech on equality. what she's saying was the
over much of the bay area, although it is clearing along the peninsula coast and santa cruz. visibility has been very limited in san jose. earlier. hazy visibility has improved to one mile. here's another look at the san mateo bridge and what you can expect with the 12-hour "day planner." afternoon sunshine once again. we'll be hitting the mid to upper 60s in some spots. that will be the high for today. sunset at 5:13 and we'll see increasing clouds tonight with some rain on the way starting tomorrow. details coming up. carolyn? >> frances, thank you. questions, apologies and investigations after yesterday's false alarm in hawaii. many people received a text alert yesterday or saw it on tv warning of a missile headed their way. they found out 38 minutes later the threat was not real. abc 7 news reporter cornell bernard has reaction to th the errant alert. >> this is where we stayed after
we prepared. >> valerie turner, who lives in kauai, shows where she headed with her family after getting a scary alert on her phone which said, ballistic missile threat inbound to hawaii. seek immediate shelter. this is not a drill. >> i was so overwhelmed with the thoughts that were going through my head in that there is a missile coming our way. i don't know where to go or what to do. >> reporter: valerie quickly got her two kids jacob and leah to a downstairs bathroom. >> i felt really scared and ran down stars and just sat there and prayed to god. >> reporter: most of hawaii got the same frightening alert. ron who lives on the east bay was on the last day of his vacation when he got the scary news. >> my wife and daughter and her girlfriends were in tears. >> i'm out here trying to drink a maitai and i'm running for my life. >> reporter: hotel staff told him to shelt inner in his room. >> i want an evacuation plan,
like what should we be doing right now? >> they were told to seek shelter in the basement of this hotel. >> i was so scared. >> reporter: it took almost 40 minutes before the public was told the cell phone alert was a mistake. it happened when a worker at the hawaii emergency management agency hit the wrong button, wro prompting this apology from the goernor. >> this should not have happened. we're investigating the sequence of events that occurred. >> reporter: molly watson was on her way to kauai from sfo. she's glad it was only a false alarm, but it really scared her relatives. >> they were terrified. they had friends on other islands that were being sent to bomb shelters. >> reporter: a day many will never forget. cornett bernard, abc 7 news. > >> a major part of the reason this missile message set off a panic was it came at a time with heightened tensions with north korea. how did we get to this point?
david wright has the details. >> reporter: hawaii's false alarm comes at a moment when concerns about north korea's nuclear program are at an all-time high. two leaders openly taunting each other. >> they will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. >> reporter: in the last year alone, north korea has conducted 15 ballistic missile tests. one even had the potential to reach washington, d.c. hawaii reactivated its civil defense system as a direct result of those tensions for the first time since the cold war. back in the 1980s, president reagan's attempt at a joke over an open mike -- >> my fellow americans, i'm pleased to tell you today that i've signed legislation that will outlaw russia forever.
we begin bombing in five minutes. >> reporter: -- causing an international moment. >> 1941, a date which will live in infamy. >> reporter: the possibility of a sneak attack there still in living memory. just last month, the former chairman of the joint chiefs offered this grim assessment on this week. >> we're actually closer, in my view, to a nuclear war with north korea and in that region than we've ever been. >> and that was david wright reporting. the president was briefed right away about the situation in hawaii, but the white house has yet to comment publicly, referring all questions to the pentagon and to local authorities in hawaii. the federal government is once again taking daca renewal requests. immigration officials announced yesterday the deferred action for a childhood arrivals program
will continue until further notice. it gives legal status to immigrants who were brought to the u.s. as children. last week a federal judge here in san francisco ordered the trump administration to resume the program. now d.r.e.a.m.ers whose deferred action expired on or after december 5 can renew their grant for deferred action. officials are not taking requests from people who have never been granted deferred action under daca. now to a young woman who is certain to inspire you this martin luther king jr. holiday weekend. she's only in fifth grade but she's already an award-winning public speaker. abc news reporter ellen bankert has her story. >> like dr. king, i have a dream. >> reporter: if there were ever a time for the brightest and best to shine, it's at the or to her competition. tcanori gave a rising speech.
>> we must also realize race injustice and economic injustice cannot be solved without radical redistribution of political and economic power. some people don't have any homes and some of those people can be children, and some of those children don't have anything to eat. i just want everybody to be equal. >> reporter: hundreds of students from over 20 schools competed, tchanori making it to the final round. >> i was very nervous because there was a lot of people looking at me. >> reporter: getting past the butterflies, she spoke up for children in poverty, echoing the words of mlk. >> i have a dream that one day right here in alabama, little black boys and little black girls -- >> will be able to join hands with little white boys and little white girls as sisters and brothers. >> i believe that these children joining hands are not hungry, have a good night's sleep and have a decent home and have received the best education and the best health care, then we
are able to say that dr. king's dream has really come true. >> reporter: her passion enough to win the top prize. >> thank you. >> reporter: adrian bankert, abc news, new york. happening today, a musical tribute to honor dr. martin luther king jr. ♪ you know we've got to find a way ♪ to have some understanding here today ♪ >> it's the 16th annual "in the name of love" musical tribute. the concert begins at 7:00 tonight at the scottish rite center. tickets are on sale now. still here on abc 7 mornings. why advertisers are not releasing this year's super bowl commercials early this year. here's a large look from our
she is known for her enthusiastic dancing at warriors games. now the dance cam mom, also known as the sweater mom, is showing off her moves with the harlem globetrotters. nearly 50,000 people have watched this video on facebook. the globetrotters pulled robin shriver onto the court at oracle arena yesterday afternoon. the globetrotters are playing five more games in the bay area this week. three in san jose and one more in oakland. tickets are available on line. and frances, i have chatted with
robin and what makes her so neat, i think, is that expression, dance like no one's watching. that's robin. she's just very natural. >> she's fun to watch. she just enjoys it and i hope you'll enjoy the weather today, too, and dance out there like no one's watching. we have a pretty view for you from mt. tam. some clouds are starting to break up and we'll get some afternoon sunshine, and i'll have the details on the rain coming up. >> thank you, frances. also ahead, the warriors nearly blow a 27-point lead in toronto, but they are able to hold off the
welcome back, everyone. 9:44 on this sunday morning. this is a live look from our emeryville camera where you can still see a lot of low-hanging clouds there. they will dissipate, disappear. sun is on the way. a beautiful day as well. frances is in this morning and she's got your full accuweather forecast coming right up. first, though, sports. today the patriots and the eagles will find out who they'll be hosting in the conference championship games next weekend. this morning the jaguars will try to upset the steelers in frigid conditions at heinz field. it is expected to be just 6 degrees when the teams meet at kickoff at 10:05 this morning.
this afternoon the saints battle the vikings indoors at u.s. bank stadium. kickoff for them, 1:40 this afternoon. tomorrow night the warriors will be in cleveland taking on the cavaliers. last night golden state tuned up in toronto. here's shu. he's got the the highlights in this morning's sports. >> good morning. well, the warriors a brutal five-game road trip that started with back-to-back games in milwaukee and toronto. they grabbed a tough one with the bucs friday night and grabbed a seasonal game against the raptors last night. he finished with 24 points. nine assists helping the get 24. draymond green finds him for the alley oop. up 27 at the half shooting 71% from the field. but toronto dominates the second
half. outscored 36-19 in the fourth. rosa made it a one-point game but durant ices it with that jumper. warriors hang on, 127-125, winning their 14th straight on the road. warriors night at the tank. san jose three goals in the first. beating two defenders. logan couture hits a wide open start. scott wedgewood, 4-3 sharks after 2. don scoy once again finds the back of net. his tenth goal of the year. sent this game into overtime. mark edward velasic pokes it in and the sharks go on to win 6-5 your final. nfl playoffs, titans and
patriots. tied at 7, then four yards to chris hogan. 24-7 pats at the half. brady 307 yards. patriots 31 first downs. fourth quarter brady put his final td pass to rob gronkowski. the oldest quarterback to win a game at 40. their seventh straight afc title game. they will face the winner of today's steelers-jaguars game. falcons and steelers eagles at philly. eagles down 10-9, though, at the half. minute five left in the game. fourth and goal. falcons down five. eagles win it 15-10. they'll host the vikings or saints in the nfc championship
game. that's the way the ball bounces. we'll do it again tonight at 5:00. hope to see you then. i'm mike shumann. have a great day. i'm meteorologist frances dinglasan. still dealing with gray skies, low clouds out there. the live doppler satellite image, you still see under cloudy conditions, but things will change pretty quickly. here's a live look at sutro where we're starting to see a break in the clouds now. san francisco 51, oakland 50, san jose 48, half moon bay almost 60 degrees. it's just been socked in this morning in san jose. very limited visibility there. santa rosa 46 where there is also a lot of fog. napa 50. low 50s through novato, fairfield and concord. livermore still at 47 degrees. santa cruz beach, though, it is clear out there. it's going to be a gorgeous day with plenty of sunshine, but do be careful if you're heading to the beach. i'll tell you about high surf advisory. here's the forecast for today.
fog, low clouds for the morning. sunny and mild this afternoon, even a little bit warmer. then the wet pattern begins tomorrow and have those umbrellas handy. we'll be needing it most of the week. if you are headed to the coast, be careful. there is a high surf advisory that starts at 10:00 this morning, continues until tuesday afternoon. we could see breaking waves up to 20 feet, especially for north and northwest-facing beaches. there will be strong rip currents and possible localized beach erosion. highs today in the 60s and well above average. in san jose we're going to hit 67 this afternoon. san francisco 63, san rafael 61 degrees. lots of 60s for everyone with santa cruz hitting 70 degrees and we'll see some passing high clouds. now, on abc 7's storm impact scale, we're ranking this storm a 1. it's going to be light. it moves in afternoon and evening and continues into early
tuesday morning. light to moderate rain and most areas will get up to a quarter inch, but up to half an inch is possible. there are a lot of events happening tomorrow for martin luther king jr. day. 9:00 you'll wake up to cloudy skies. it will look like it's going to rain, but at noon, we'll start to see the rain move in 3:00 in the afternoon towards the north bay, and then it will slide south into the evening hours, but very slowly. notice a lot of showers still mainly confined to the north bay, and then we'll see the more moderate rainfall move in 9:00 p.m. to midnight and continue into tuesday morning, so we could see quite a wet commute for tuesday. but most of the models do say that by tuesday morning, most of it should be over. here's the accuweather 7-day forecast. today is going to be sunny and mild, hitting the upper 60s in some inland areas. around the bay really comfortable in the mid-60s. tomorrow the scattered showers move in for the holiday and you
saw the timing of that mainly in the north bay for the afternoon and evening. it starts to spread south through the rest of the bay area, then some early rain tuesday morning, but then we get to dry out on wednesday. >> and your computer models have been updating all morning. >> yeah, yeah, and also some models are saying the rain might even last into tuesday afternoon. but most of them, i think, will end tuesday morning. >> get that push alert. >> that's right. thanks, carolyn. >> thank you, frances. so super bowl sunday is just three weeks away. it's one of the biggest events of the year, but some people favor the commercials over the game. when you've got 100 million people watching, you can bet advertisers are eager to impress. abc news reporter marci gonzalez has more on what to expect this year. >> reporter: never mind what happens on the field. for many these are the most memorable moments of the super bowl. in 2017, 36 of the big game's 49
commercials were released early, but this year is different. >> not as many brands are being forthcoming about what they want to do in the super bowl this year. >> reporter: so far this year only two brands have shared a sneak peek. >> dude. it's an mnms commercial. >> that was a what now? >> mnms revealing this teaser but keeping the big reveal for the big day. >> marketers are trying to keep that back this year, keep consumers guessing, keep them on their toes and just completely surprise us on game day. >> reporter: and generating buzz with cindy crawford, reprizing her role from that famous 1992 ad. with a 30-second spot this year costing a reported $5 million, some may be opting instead to utilize the power of social media. in 2013, oreo proved you don't need a commercial to win the super bowl advertising game, tweeting, power out, no problem.
you can still dunk in the dark. their timely tweet during the blackout becoming a top trend. >> people are so distracted, our attention span shorter. so it makes sense to just do something interesting and fun on social media. >> reporter: still, we're told almost all the 30-second ads for this year are sold out with advertisers buying up even bigger chunks of time. there are expected to be longer foreign commercials than ever before, giving advertisers a chance to tell stories they hope will have even more of an impact. marci gonzalez, abc news, los angeles. coming up, where you can have fun in the snow without driving to the mountains. and it's all for a
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if you can't make the trip to lake tahoe this holiday weekend, there is another chance to play in the snow. today and tomorrow are snow days at the children's museum of sonoma county. kids can go sledding, make a snowman and create art. admission is $15 for children and adults. you can join in the fun between 10:00 this morning and 4:00 this afternoon. the event is a fundraiser for the museum. so no real snow but some real rain heading our way. >> yeah, definitely rain heading our way. thoe will get some snow tuesday morning and i'll show you the timing of that.
today's highs will be in the 60s, really comfortable and mild with plenty of sunshine much like yesterday. here's the timing of the rain tomorrow. still pretty dry. at 9:00. by the afternoon, we'll get light rain. the more moderate rainfall falls overnight monday night into tuesday morning, so get ready for that. the accuweather 7-day forecast, sunny today, wet tomorrow into tuesday, then we get a break before another system at the end of the week. >> all right. thank you, frances. that's going to do it for us. thank you for joining us on "abc 7 mornings." i'm carolyn tyler in for frances dinglasan and lisa argen. abc news continues at 5:00 p.m. have a great sunday, everyone, and help keep dr. king's dream alive. have a good one.
♪ >> welcome to "bay area buys." we don't usually think of this as, like, the hot season. >> oh-ho! love it. >> right? i mean, not this time of the year. but here at russell's fine furniture in santa clara, things are really heating up. >> you got it. did you bring the marshmallows? >> i thought you brought the marshmallows. >> oh, my gosh. >> wait, wait. we're not having s'mores? >> s'mores? >> no s'mores. >> excuse me. we're trying to do a television show here about furniture. >> and i'm retiring. did you forget that little fact? >> did you forget it? >> i didn't. >> you didn't forget it. >> okay, so, richard russell, here at russell's fine furniture, is retiring after 427 years. and his grandson, josh, is