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power problems caused by the i understand. they were on the scene last night in concord where strong gusts knocked down power lines. about a dozen customers lost power for a while. one tree toch ld on to power lines. it's 4:30. let's get a quick update of weather and traffic. the same breezy wind today, mike? >> yes, up until about 9:00. then it will start to taper as we head through the evening hours. hold on to the steering wheels and hats once again, especially our north-south bridges like the benicia brej and the carquinez bridge. a little cloud cover out there, a little drizzle. i had some coming across the bay bridge, not enough to use the windshield wipers. my accuweather 12-hour day planner, 48 to 55 today, random drizzle. at noon 55 to 61.
the breezes will temper the sunshine. we could have record cool high temperatures today. if you ear heading out at 7 clog, temperatures in the mid to upper 50s. another check on the roads. here is sue. >> we'll take an overall look. you can see slow traffic. we had road work through the pacifica area, southbound highway 1. that likes like it's been picked up. the sensors have just turned green. otherwise road work on the eastshore freeway, the eastbound direction of 80 through crockett. we'll check on that in a couple minutes. >> thank you, sue. we are just hours away from tip-off of game one between the warriors and the cavs. you can only watch the graeme right here. >> abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield is live inside the arena. >> reporter: good morning, reggie. it looks like the finals in here. you can see all the shirts behind me. they put those out last night.
here is close-up work, the familiar strength in numbers logo. on the back, this is what makes it very special, feenls 2018. looks pretty good, right? these are out for the fans to put on tonight. as you know, the players won't be wearing these. a sewing facility in san leandro put the finishing touches on the jerseys that the warriors have on tonight. there's a special patch that goes on right above their names. tonight a big night for the warriors, especially because they're at loam. yesterday when they did media they talked about how much they love having that home court advantage. >> home court makes a huge difference. i don't know why. i don't know what happens. guys always seem to play better at home. i know i play better at home. being able to sleep in your own bed, know the environment, feed off the crowd and the energy they bring you is always big. >> reporter: this is the fourth
time that the cavs and the warriors have met. that's the first time that has happened in american professional sports, two teams in four championships. big logo up there, nba finals 2018. this place has been decked out in finals logo to make sure you know we have in a championship. the players say every series is different. they say game one is especially different because everything is new. so watch tonight as they're trying to figure each other out. live in oakland, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> abc 7 is the only place you can watch the nba finals presented by youtube tv. coverage at 5:00 with the dubs pregame show. northbound countdown at 5:30. tip-off is at 6:00.
stay with us for toyota after the game. "jimmy kimmel live!" airs at 10:00 p.m. and a special one-hour edition of abc news at 10:30. this morning actor john good man is making his silen silen sn his tv wife roseanne barr. he said he would ray say nothing. she called good man one of the greatest actors in the world. barr also denied she is racist. abc canceled the reboot of her show earlier this week after she sent out a racist tweet. president trump heading to texas to comfort families of the victims of the deadly high school shooting. white house press secretary sarah sanders was moved to tears. kenneth mow ten has the details
from washington. >> the white house says there's no major changes to gun laws and his safety commission criticized for doing little. >> two weeks after the deadly santa fe shooting, the president is looking to deliver on a promise made three months ago after the shooting in parkland, florida. >> the world is watching, and we need to come up with a solution. >> a solution, something a kid journalist from time asked about during wednesday's white house press conference. >> -- mental health is the fact that we or our friends can get shot at school. >> sarah sanders' response emotional. >> i think as a kid and certainly as a parent, there can be nothing more terrifying for a kid to go to school and not feel safe. i'm sorry you field that way. this administration takes it seriously.
>> reporter: the state's governor announced a plan to increase -- >> actions that can be taken right now. >> reporter: today president trump's school safety commission will travel to maryland for the first of several field visits. there's been no significant action by the commission or the administration to combat gun violence in schools. kenneth moton, abc news-washington. this morning, new evacuat n evacuations in hawaii. people living in two coastal neighborhoods have been ordered to leave. u.s. geological survey officials say the lava is moving so fast, it covers about six football fields an arrow. you're looking at officials say 2500 people have been displaced. at least 75 homes destroyed.
4:36 now. a new poll shows some separati in california's governors erase. the poll finds lieutenant governor gavin newsom expanded his lead with 33% of the likely voter support. republican john cox is second right now with 20%, seven points ahead of former marianne tonio villaraigosa. the top two finishers will face off in the november general election. the last call for alcohol is a step closer to getting pushed back to 4:00 a.m. the state senate has approved a bill to give seven cities to have the option to serve until 4:00. san francisco and oakland, the only bay area cities that would be allowed to move that closing time back. the measure now heads to the ags sembly. if it becomes law, it would take effect in 2021. you're never more than seven
minutes away from my accuweather forecast. temperatures in the low to mid 50s. hope in some neighborhoods you didn't leave the windows open. this time yesterday, mt. diablo, 63 degrees. now it's 39. you can see how much that cold air expanded vertically and how it will hang around for munn more day. look at that, los gatos 44. it feels a little cooler than that when you factor in the windchill. here is one of the areas that had some drizzle earlier. driving, caution because of the breezes and the drizzle. mass transit cool to cool today. we just don't warm up much. if you're out on the ferry, brisk if you're outside. here is a flook at san francisco. you can see cloud cover dissipate as we head toward the lunch hour. afternoon sunshine to the mid 50s this morning, to the upper 50s. the clouds linger a little longer. we start in the mid 50s.
only 61 at noon. mid 60s through 4:00, back to 59 by 8:00. we'll head up to the north bay, one of our warmer areas today. that's because you're one of the rare neighborhoods that gets to 70 during the afternoon hours. mainly 60s the rest of the day starting off in the 50s. we know it kind of feels like fall outside. do you have any issues on the roads? >> just some high winds as you mentioned. they are affecting the bridges out there. especially the bay bridge, the san mateo bridge. checking on the golden gate bridge, not so much wind here. you can see the zipper truck getting ready to reconfigure your commute to four lanes in the southbound direction and two lanes in the northbound direction. fog-free this o morning. the winds are affecting the bridges and the altamont pass. light conditions here at the bay bridge toll plaza. we'll take a look at your drive times if you're heading out right now. you can see we're already getting slow traffic out of tracy for our early morning
commuters. that's fairly typical. looking at about a 40-minute drive time. westbound highway 4 is looking good. there's 101 in san francisco via the golden gate. no problems. surveillance video shows the man at the scene of a massive fire in the east bay. there's now a reward to find him. san francisco's mayor has a plan to get 911 operators on the
ithe race for governort. has turned into a scam. gavin newsom's trying to elect a republican who was endorsed by trump. and villaraigosa's being bankrolled by a handful of billionaires. it's everything that's wrong with politics. and none of it is helping struggling families. here's my pledge to yo i'll keep our budget balanced. invest in affordable housing. fight for universal healthcare. and stand up to donald trump. as governor, you can trust me to do what's right- because i always have.
this is action 7 mornings. >> we're not the only ones that are breezy. i wanted to draw your attention to the high desert. steams we get pictures of semis being blown over by the winds. this is one of the days that could happen. that's from 11:00 this morning to 11:00 this evening with gusts up to 50 miles per hour. 95 in palm springs. only upper 60s in san diego and los angeles. 73 in sacramento, 72 in yosemite. a look at tahoe, blustery 57 today, ten degrees warmer tomorrow, 80s possible this weekend. the atf says a huge fire last month at a concord building under construction was intentionally set. officials have released surveillance video. there's the suspect, this was shot before flames began coming
out of the building. the atf is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect seen in the video. tim nicholas and his family were among the residents of the neighboring renaissance apartments. they were evacuated in the middle of the night. >> i have grandkids with me. i think twice at night before i go to bed really. it's scaring. knowing there's people out there doing something like this, it's crazy. >> no one was seriously hurt. but this three-alarm fire caused an estimated $55 million in damage. san francisco looking to improve 911 response times by hiring more dispatchers. the mayor's budget proposal includes $8 million to recruit an train 90 more dispatchers over the next five years. the national standard is 90%. the call center in san francisco
is understaffed. dispatchers work over time and holidays to keep up with an increasing number of calls. a number of bay area cities already ban or limit plastic straws. a bill aimed at limiting their use has cleared the as sechlbly and is headed to the state senate. supporters say plastic straws contribute to the buildup of trash in the oceans and pose a deadly danger to animals. opponents say it will make it harder for restaurants to do business. restaurants would face a $25 fine for each violation. four bay area students have made it to the final round of the prescription national spelling bee. >> from santa clara county, nydia. >> those finalists whittled down from a 516 spellers. part one of the finals is this morning. the second is tonight on espn, a different kind of finals. very exciting nonetheless.
>> you can see the whole spectrum of sports. you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. mike, what do we have today? >> pretty noisy overnight. the breezes will continue, but they will taper eventually tomorrow and it will lead to a warming trend for the weekend. san jose at 87. cloudiness out there as we look northbound. it's going to be mostly sunny by the afternoon hours until the breezes bring us the possibility of record cold high temperatures. our coolest night will be tonight with temperatures falling in the 40s. if you like it chilly, open up the windows, now building heat in most neighborhoods this weekend. we'll show you the microclimates. 70 in gilroy is about as warm as it gets. mid to upper 60s for most of the south bay. san jose at 66. 59 in millbrae, low to mid 60s for the rest of the peninsula. mid to upper 50s, a blustery day at the koeftd. south san francisco to about 60
degrees. across the golden gate, 60 in source late toe, up to near 70 in santa rosa and get there in ukiah. across the bay, it will be 62 in berkeley and oakland. hercules at 65. mid 60s to near 70 for our inland east bay neighborhoods. a wealth of 40s in the north bay, half moon bay, san ramon valley. antioch 53 degrees. here is a look at our breezes at noon. still up there. notice at 7:00 this evening, still a very blustery beginning. notice overnight it starts to calm down. that's why tomorrow morning will be cooler than this morning. breezes will pick up a little bit, but mainly at the coast. that will allow the temperature to start rebounding. here it is in my accuweather seven-day forecast forecast. even next week we're warmer than
average, just not as hot as this weekend. hi, sue. >> good morning. going to san rafael. things are moving nicely past the north gate mall southbound 101. if your travels take you from fm novato to san francisco, very light getting to the toll plaza. that's going the change as the morning goes on obviously. right now there's only one or two cars heading in the westbound direction. we do have some bay area b.a.r.t. and mass transit times for you. everybody is looking good. b.a.r.t. trains 31 on schedule. ace number one heading into lathrop on time with no delays whatsoever. so far, so good. uber ceo says the company is set to go public next year. he says the company is in a good position in terms of profitability. last week uber revealed net revenue is up 67% from the year before. a network spokesperson says it will happen in late 2019.
consumer reports changing smar phonesay be cooling.latest here is tech bites. >> in today's tech bites, consumer reports reverses its verdict for the tesla model 3. >> the magazine previously said it couldn't recommend the electric car because the braking was far worse than any car we've tested. it recommends the car after tesla improved the brakes. >> sales trackers says one of the reasons for less sales in smart phones is one in three people already own smart phones. the national spelling bee finale is tonight. google released the top searched how to spell words. >> beautiful in 11 states, resume is number one in new york and colorado. those are your tech bites.
>> we know exercise can keep your mind sharp. we've wondered how many minutes can we get away with. >> one of california's historic jewels ready to shine again. when neptune's pool will be brimming with water. >> dub nation, we love you showing your pride this morning. you can see the photos you posted using #dubs on 7. post your best videos and video and you might see them on
ithe race for governort. has turned into a scam. gavin newsom's trying to elect a republican who was endorsed by trump. and villaraigosa's being bankrolled by a handful of billionaires. it's everything that's wrong with politics. and none of it is helping struggling families. here's my pledge to you. i'll keep our budget balanced. invest in affordable housing. fight for universal healthcare. and stand up to donald trump. as governor, you can trust me to do what's right-
because i always have. you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. as we come up on 4:53 on this last day of may, it's the first game of the nba finals, and it's right here on 7. if you're not at home, watching like i am, but at the arena, it's going to be chilly at 5:00. 59 degrees by the end of the game, dropping down to about 55 degrees. it will be breezy. we'll see a lot of hoodies out there. have fun. >> thanks, mike. a passenger who decided to smoke marijuana on board a southwest plane forced the crew to make an emergency landing in san jose. can you imagine? the san jose fire department says a passenger lit up in the plane's bathroom and the smoke got into the cabin. the flight was on its way from san francisco to los angeles. southwest said it turned that smoking passenger over to
officers. handling the billions of dollars flowing from the legal cannabis market is closer to reality. most banks will not handle pot money because cannabis is illegal under federal law. as a result they have to deal with cash leaving them vulnerable to crime. it also makes it harder for the state to tax them. the measure is headed to the assembly. one of the most photographed pools in the world has been missing water for a few years. state park officials spent nearly $5.5 million to refer nish the neptune pool. holds about 345,000 gallons of water. it's been mostly empty since 2014. the restoration project includes replacing the tile, resurfacing the pool. this is the pool featured in the lady gaga video --
>> i remember this. >> venus. that's it. >> i can see why. >> you already knew that. >> i did. sorry. i do know about sports. the rays and the a's wrap up the series. so far the rays have won all the games. the game is probably over 3:30, 4:00. walk over, if you have tickets at oracle and watch the warriors play. 60 to 62. watch out for the strong sunshine. the breezes will make it feel cooler and you won't notice your skin burning. temperatures from 60 degrees below average in san francisco to livermore. you're supposed to be 80 today. you'll be about 64. after we get finished here, i'm going to start looking at some of the record cold high temperatures and see if we won't get to some of those today. a cple of pro cropping out on the roads. we had an accident blocking a lanef traffic westbound highway 4 just before 242. you can see the red sensors starting to stack up now as you
make your way towards the concord area. expect delays there. we also have a problem now northbound 880 near high street. that is blocking the middle lanes and we are seeing slowing now as you make your way in towards oakland from the coliseum area. >> sue, thank you. we know exercise gives our brains a boost. new research shows how much and what type of exercise may promote thinking as you age. apparently the magic number is at least 52 hours of exercise over six months. scientists reviewed data from dozens of studies on couch potatoes over 60 and found those who exercise for 52 hours over that six months showed improvement in thinking. the exercise has to last an hour at a time. low intensity exercise like walking was just as good as high intensity for cognitive improvement. new at 5:00 a.m., san francisco mayor mark farrell taking a strong stance when it comes to the toxic soil scandal
at hunter's points. the leads police are chasing after a south bay church is vandalized for a second time. a fire investigation under way in an office building in san jose. we're getting details from firefighters. i'll have more in a few minutes. than doubles your chance of escape in case of a fire. smoke alarms can provide an early warning if you follow these 3 steps. repalce your smo alarmevery 10 years. if they're old an discolored it's time to replace them. check your batteries regularly. a great time to change them is every spring and fall when you change your clocks. and lastly, check your alarms weekly. replace. change. test. because early warnings help to save lives.
and windy weather. you can see the backup at the bay bridge toll plaza right now. when will it stop? >> good morning on this tursday, may 31st. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. meteorologist mike nicco has that for us. >> hi everybody. let's talk more about those win winds. you can see outside mountain view, san jose, napa, double digits from 14 miles per hour to 32 miles per hour. it's going to be a tough go, especially on our east-west bridges. you can see it has pulled over the blanket of cloud cover. there may be random drizzle for the morning commute. look at the ferry building, the flags unfurled completely because of the breeze this morning. 48 to 55, a little cooler this morning. 55 to 60 at noon, 56 to about 63 at 4:00. that's a couple degrees cooler than yesterday afternoon. we'll be in the mid to upper 50s by about 7:00. all right. le