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a tent on your way home or run some errands, do it now. south bay now at 49 degrees and peninsula 48 and tri-valley 46 degrees. still chilly and definitely overcast. san francisco 51 north bay. expect to see scattered showers moving in over the next half hour to an hour. we are going to see the scattered showers stick to the north bay through the early morning lunch hour. now, the peninsula area pacific could start seeing some showers at 8:30 and then as far as the south bay goes, it will move in later this evening. but at least over the next couple of hours, we are expecting to warm up ahead of a cold front. as that cold front sweeps in tonight, we are expecting a pretty big drop in the temperatures for today and tomorrow, as well. look at the overcast skies in san francisco. 51 degrees right now and expect to see the rain moving around the lunch hour. 11:00, 12:00 light rain near that area and steady rain through the evening and, of course, i will have an hour by hour outlook and i'll also have an update on that sierra snow
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storm that we're tracking. over 30 inches. some areas seeing 40 plus inches of snow. >> oh, my gosh. >> a big snow storm. >> all right. well, stay tuned to see your forecast bit by bit later in just a few minutes. vianey, thanks. we will keep a close eye on the anderson reservoir in morgan hill and that spot where it spills oover to the coyote creek. the reservoir is 99% full as of this morning. they don't expect the creek to flood, again. but after last week's miscalculations, the water district has hired a prominent crisis management specialist who now speaks for the water district. >> we don't think that there is any concern right at the moment, but given that there has just been a flood and so many people have been devastated and affected by it, we are keeping an extra eye on it this weekend. >> the water district says they're monitoring those water
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levels. you can keep track of it all day and all weekend with our nbc bay area app and access our live doppler radar there, as well. some of the victims of the san jose floods are facing a new problem. they are dealing with more rain as vianey just said. molds now and thieves. robberies are spiking in that flood zone. as a result, more police are patrolling the area. this comes just days after those folks were allowed to return back to their homes to assess the damage. we're told thieves are posing as volunteers. trying to take what's salvageable from red and yellow tag homes. >> when i looked they had my daughter's playpen full of clothing, shoes, jackets. they had a shopping cart with my kids' bikes. >> understandably, residents have coordinated a neighborhood watch to try to protect themselves. in other news now, three rallies in support of president trump are happening today across california. and one of them is happening right here in the bay area in
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berkeley. not surprisingly, the city also is expecting protesters. the people organizing today's 2:00 p.m. rally say they will have security in place, but as we saw last month, things got heated during another republican-based rally on cal's campus. "today in the bay" tom gensen has more. >> reporter: when protests against conservative activist got violent last month, student republican was caught in the middle. it wasn't his first brush with violence directed at him and his beliefs. >> i have been punched. i have been spit on. i had my information posted online. >> reporter: but that night he told nbc bay area, he was in fear for his life as fireworks and stones flew past his head and the ground shook beneath him. so, he says when pro-trump ra y ralliers will be downtown, he won't be among them.
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>> yeah, yeah. >> reporter: that's music to the ears of the group holding the counterprotest. >> we're going to confront and defeat the trump movement. >> reporter: benjamin lynch's group motto is equality by any means necessary. they plan to gather two hours before the pro-trump ralliers arrive. his hope that the pro-trump people will see their crowd and move on before they even get started. >> we hope they are demoralized and drive on by and decide to hold their rally somewhere else. >> reporter: lynch says he doesn't want violence or vandalism, but hate speech could insight some of the protesters. >> we're not going to let, you know, group of right-wing bigots come in and target, you know, our immigrant and muslim communities. >> reporter: tom jensen, nbc bay area news. president trump sending off a barrage of tweets accusing the
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obama administration wiretapping. >> terrible just found out that obama had my wires tapped in trump tower just before the victory. nothing found. this is mccarthyism. trump, however, did not provide any evidence for those claims. but a senior intelligence official this morning is saying if the wiretaps did happen, a u.s. facility can only be wiretapped if there is probable cause of foreign activity. a slight pivot for jeff sessions. the attorney general will submit amended testimony regarding his conversations last year with the russian ambassador. this comes after all nine democratic senators on the senate judiciary committee ask the chairman to bring sessions back for a follow-up interview to explain his past testimony. sessions is now acknowledging he could have been more clear during his confirmation hearing when he said under oath he had no involvement with russian officials. he has since recused himself from investigating russia's
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involvement with last year's election. in local news, take a look at this surveillance video. this is a jewelry store robbery in san francisco. it happened last month on grant street near union square. the thief knocked down an employee, ordered everyone to the ground at gunpoint. he smashed display cases, but ran off before he was able to actually steal anything. we have a clear picture of him. this is the image he was last seen wearing a hoodie, dark pants and carrying a handgun. if you recognize this man, please call fspd. more surveillance video to show you now. three teenagers wanted in the south bay crime spree are now under arrest. police say this video captured some of their crimes, which targeted gas stations and liquor stores. they were dubbed because of the doll-like masks they wore. they're suspecting of committing 12 armed robberies in san jose and milpitas since last october. more trouble now for an already troubled jail.
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two santa clara county jail deputies arrested and put on leave. one arrested for illegally recording a conversation with a superior and the other for hitting an inmate in the face. this comes as three other deputies are awaiting their trial this month. they're charged with murder in the beating death of inmate micha michael tyree who suffered from mental illness. it's troubling these new alleged incidents happened last summer. but the arrests were only made last month. >> it's good that there's an investigation that should be better and quicker. >> jail spokesman reginald cook tells us in part "arresting one of your own is never a proud moment. but in these circumstances, necessary to maintain the community's trust and integrity of the sheriff's office." yesterday was an emotional day for officers across the bay area. hundreds of people gathered to honor an alameda county sheriff
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deputy gone too soon. deputy michael foley was laid to rest. a motor escorted to the pavilion. he died last month after he was hit by a transport bus at the santa rita jail. it is being called a freak accident. he was a police officer for nearly 30 years before he joined the sheriff's office. he is being remembered as a community role model. >> when mike came over to us in 2007 he brought the same mindset to teach and guide and mentor our young people. >> deputy foley is survived by his wife and two children. it is 7:08. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, a new twist in the debate over cell phones and cancer. a newly released document is bringing new concerns out into the open. plus -- >> and it's all gone. you know, a lot of it you can't replace and just really heart breaking. >> a plea for help from an unlikely place. a bay area fire department
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7:11 on your saturday morning. pleasantly looking skies as the sun shines down over san jose as we look at communications hill. a chilly start to your weekend. we have wet weather returning and even colder temperatures over the next few days. spell out the forecast in just a bit. firefighters they're always there to help, aren't they? but this morning one fire department needs your help. expensive equipment and valuable hard drives were stolen. jean has more. training videos take days of work to create. a thief now has hard drives filled with that kind of work and more. >> all of our training videos. you know, we lost a lot of information for our fire department and the history of our fire department and a lot of the helmet cams.
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>> reporter: alameda county firefighter brian santoni had bags of electronic equipment after training on monday. he stopped at safeway on castro valley road in castro valley around 4:00 on his way home. when he got back to his truck, he found his lock broker. his car stereo, the computers a drone and several hard drives gone. >> my drone and basically draped over my uniform. >> reporter: the thief didn't use the uniform he used to cover the valuables. he is relieved he still has his badge. now he's hoping someone might see the local 55 sticker on the equipment and turn it in. the equipment can be replaced, but the content on those hard drives can't be. >> and it's all gone. a lot of it you can't replace and it's just really heartbreaking. >> reporter: the department says the valuables can be returned no questions asked. jean elle. an advancement in detecting breast cancer.
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the fear, anxiety and unnecessary biopsies that often follow a false positive mammogram. skies overlooking half moon bay. tracking rain in the forecast. plus, i'll talk about that sierra snow storm and how much they're expected to get in terms of snow totals and the timeline coming up at about 7:16.
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welcome back. 7:15 on your saturday morning. look at that. raindrops on our camera as we look at the transamerica pyramid in san francisco. can't even see the golden gate bridge in the overcast conditions. chilly temperatures and rain return this weekend. new technology is giving hope to many women. it's a type of mammogram that is said to give more accurate results than current machines. a problem with current mammogram technology is that women can receive false positive results and doctors say what's most troubling is these false positives cause women to put off their next screening for about a
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year. but now a more precise technology, 3d mammography give doctors a better picture. >> diminished our recall rate by about 40%. >> it's also increased cancer detection by 40%. it has been argued about for years. do cell phones cause or contribute to cancer? the debate got a new charge this week with the release of some old research from a state agency. not many people knew this research existed and our business and tech reporter scott budman has the details. >> reporter: it's been a debate for years. can the radiation from your cell phone cause cancer? a document from the california department of public health just released by court order hints at a risk. >> it's been long overdue. >> reporter: and director of the center for family and community health at uc berkeley says it's about time. the document called cell phones
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and health talks about health risks of electromagnetic fields. it had been held back from the public until now. >> children, pregnant women and teenagers at greater risk from this form of radiation. >> reporter: when reached for comment, the department of public health says the document is a draft for guidance only, not a final statement. insights other agencies like the fda, fcc, cdc and national institute of environmental health who say they found no link between cell phones and cancer. he says its release is a positive step in getting the word out. >> we're not just talking about cell phones, we're talking about cordless phones, wi-fi, cell towers, smart meters. it goes on and on. >> scott budman, nbc bay area news. >> oh, boy. well, in other news take a look at this beautiful picture. get ready for changes in san
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francisco starting march 16th. the mile and a half long prominent will close for re restorati restoration. it will happen in four stages in order to not totally interrupt people who want to walk, bike, run on that popular path there. no word on how long that project will take. let's check in with vianey arana, not the best weekend to go to crissy field. >> overcast skies and i saw a few folks who like to run in the rain. early morning at like 4:00 in the morning. >> i admire those people. >> those new year's resolution and we're in march already, which is good. you're seeing overcast skies and scattered showers in san francisco. and we will be keeping that rain in the forecast through tonight and into sunday, as well. but if you're just now waking up, still a bit chilly out there in the south bay, 49. peninsula 48 degrees and the tri-valley at 46 degrees in san
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francisco already seeing the 50s at 51 degrees. east bay 54 and the north bay 43 degrees. now, taking a live look at our doppler radar. we can actually see some of that rain sitting off shore and it will stick in the north bay for a couple of hours before it begins to track down further south into the afternoon, as well. over the next couple of hours, here's what you can expect in san jose your temperature trend. still keepi overcast skies in the forecast and not much sunshine today. 11:00 a.m. 54 degrees and 2:00 we're at about 61 degrees. now, for san francisco you can already see a few raindrops here and there and we will be keeping that rain with the very light chance though through the noon hour at 57 degrees and if you notice by about 2:00, there is going to be a little bit of a break and then it picks up, again, into the afternoon. so, let's talk about that hour-by-hour outlook. that rain is going to stick to the north bay through the early morning hours.
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by about 2:00, it begins to move south. so, we start seeing some more of this rain kind of moving south. we see a few of these lingering cells just off shore and then pushing ahead towards 6:00, dinnertime. this system moves south, which means by about 4:00 it begins to move to the south bay further beyond the golden gate bridge and that's when san jose has a chance of seeing some rain and santa cruz, as well. so, i know there were a few folks that tweeted me that they might have had some birthday parties outside and sent up a tent. if you have a bouncy house, i hope your party is early on in the south bay because by 8:00 or 9:00, it begins to pick up and so do those winds. winds 20 to 30 plus miles per hour and windier in the mountain areas and we see pockets of moderate to heavy downpours in palo alto and walnut creek. now, overlooking sunday, we are expecting that rain to carry saturday night into early sunday
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morning and keep the scattered showers throughout your entire sunday. should be tapering off sunday night into monday morning. now, estimated rain totals, well, they're not going to be a lot. less than 2.5 for two-day totals. less than a quarter of an inch for san jose and half moon bay, as well. although we aren't expected to see see much of that rain total number to go up, we are expecting a lot of snow. which is why there is a winter storm warning that will be in effect at 4:00 p.m. tonight until 4:00 p.m. tomorrow. if you look at this, they are expecting over 30 inches of snow in some areas. if you did have plans to travel up to tahoe, check the road conditions. there is also a beach hazard in effect through tomorrow afternoon. we could be seeing some waves, as well. i don't think a lot of people will be out on the beach. here's a quick check of what you can expect. by tomorrow we see the cold front drop in and the highs in the 40s instead of the 50s and 60s, which is what we've been seeing. those showers have the
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possibility of carrying on into monday and then by next week, we should be drying out quite nicely. and then the inland area, as well. so, grab your umbrellas and get ready for that rain, kira. i'll send things back to you. much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, a local college athlete is used to facing adversity on the field, but it's nothing like the adversity he's faced off of it. we have his story, next. - everything we stock at grocery outlet
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reminder of what i did for my mom and even though things didn't work out, just basically a sign of love. >> reporter: in the spring of 2014 paula was diagnosed with end stage liver disease. by the spring of 2016, her condition was such that her doctors were in search of a live liver donor. >> the fact of the matter is myself and other family members tried to donate it and we could not. >> so i ended up pushing forward and pushing my mom and dad to allow me to get tested. >> once his mind is made up, it is over. >> i found out i was a viable match and on june 2nd i went in and went forward with the surgery. >> reporter: for the first few days it was a success and then complications arose. paula carney passed away less than four weeks after the surgery. >> it killed me inside and to this day it still eats at me, but, i mean, i wish she could be here and watching me play. >> reporter: she may not be watching from the stands, but carney believes she is watching.
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>> the only positive you can find from it is that you have a guardian angel and you know you have someone looking over you every single day and it gives you the comfort you need. >> two kinds of people. the one that said, okay, i give up. i'm done. i have no more in me and then the other one that says, you know what, what would mom do? and that's -- >> every time i get on that mound, my last warm up pitch and the cross she gave me and look up to the sky. i know you're here with me and we're going to get through this together. >> swing and a miss, strike three. >> every single time he takes the mound, it's for mom and mom's watching. mom's there. >> in san francisco, colin roesh. coming up, why the owners of this theater say they will not be showing disney's newest movie "beauty & the beast." plus, do you find yourself
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kira/2sho good saturday morning. 7:29. here's a live look outside. clouds all across the bay area. even some scattered showers on my 4:00 a.m. drive in. we really appreciate your joining us. it is getting cool. we hope you are warm inside your home. i'm kira klapper. vianey arana has a look at our forecast. pour yourself a cup of coffee. >> colder tomorrow. if you think today is cold, get ready for 40s as your highs with the cold front sweeping in. look at ocean beach. 51 degrees. now a beach hazard that will remain in effect through sunday and that's because those winds are expected to pick up which means a chance also for sneaker waves. not the best beach day.
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if you do live along the coastline maybe look at it from your window. you can see this camera right now in san francisco and starting to pick up. it feels the scattered showers, 51 degrees right now. still a little bit chilly and they will be climbing into the 50s. upper 50s in san francisco and doppler radar right now showing that rain kind of pushing through the north bay area. it's going to start tracking further down south over the next couple of hours, but it does remain stationary in the north bay through the early morning hours, which means in san jose, expect to see rain in the afternoon at about 4:00, 5:00. you will start seeing some scattered showers here and there and topping out in the 60s. definitely going to be slightly cooler today than what we saw yesterday and tomorrow the bigger drop in those temps makes its way in. definitely going to want to pay attention during the forecast. >> 40s as we're starting to finally approach spring. thanks. with this weather this weekend, the eyes will be trained on the anderson reservoir in morgan hill. and where it spills over into
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coyote creek. the santa clara valley water district says the reservoir is 99% full as of this morning. they don't expect the creek to flood, once again. but after last week's mixed calculations, the water district hired a prominent crisis management specialist. he now speaks for the water district. >> we don't think that there's any concern right at the moment, but given that there has just been a flood and so many people have been devastated and affected by it, we're keeping an extra eye on it this weekend. >> the water district tells us they're in close contact with the city of san jose this weekend. as the next storm rolls in, you can keep track of it all day with our nbc bay area app. access our live doppler radar right there on the app. some of the victims of the san jose floods are now facing a new problem. they're dealing with more rain on the way, mold and now thieves. robberies are spiking in the flood zone and as a result more police are patrolling that area.
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this comes just days after those folks were allowed to return back into their homes to assess the damage done. we're told thieves are posing as volunteers. and then they're trying to take what's vsalvageable from yellow and red tagged homes. >> when i looked i saw they had my daughter's playpen full of clothing, shoes, jackets. a shopper cart with my kids' bikes. >> as a result, residents have coordinated a neighborhood watch trying to protect themselves. in other news now, three rallies in support of president trump are happening today across california and one of them right here in the bay area in berkeley. not surprisingly, the city is expecting protesters. the people organizing today's 2:00 p.m. rally say they will have security in place. but as we saw last month things got heated during another republican-based rally on cal's campus. tom jensen has more. >> reporter: when protests against conservative activists
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got violent last month, student run tahomas was caught in the middle. it wasn't his first brush with violence directed at him and his beliefs. >> i have been punched. i have been spit on. i had my information posted online. but that night he told nbc bay area, he was in fear for his life as fireworks and stones flew past his head and the ground shook beneath him. so, he says when pro-trump ra y ralliers demonstrate in the downtown saturday, he won't be among them. >> additional safety concerns. we saw what happened the night milo tried to speak. the whole city went into flames. >> reporter: that is music to the group holding the counterprotest. >> we're going to confront and defeat the trump movement. >> reporter: benjamin lynch's group motto is is equality by any means necessary. they plan to gather two hours before the pro-trump ralliers arrive. his hope that the pro-trump people will see their crowd and move on before they even get started. >> we hope they're demoralized.
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we hope they drive on by. we hope they decide go hold their rally somewhere else. >> reporter: lynch doesn't want violence or vandalism, but he says hate speech could insight some of the protesters. >> we're not going to let, you know, group of right-wing bigots come in and target, you know, our immigrant and muslim communities. >> reporter: tom jensen, nbc bay area news. a few hours ago this morning president trump sent off a barrage of tweets accusing the obama administration of wiretapping trump tower during the election. the first tweet in the series reads, terrible. just found out that obama had my wires tapped in trump tower just before the victory. nothing found. this is mccarthyism. well, trump did not provide any evidence for those claims, but a senior intelligence official this morning is saying a u.s. facility can only be wiretapped if there is probable cause of foreign activity. more trouble for an already
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troubled jail. two santa clara county jail deputies arrested and put on leave. one was arrested for illegally recording a conversation with his superior and the other for hitting an inmate in the face. this comes as three other correctional deputies are awaiting their trial. they are charged with murder in the beating death of inmate michael tyree. there he is. he suffered from mental illness. well, we spoke with the family attorney who says it's troubling that these new alleged incidents happened last summer but the arrests were only made last month. >> the investigation and quicker. >> reginald cook tells us in part arresting one of your own is never a proud moment, but in these circumstances, necessary to maintain the community's trust and integrity of the sheriff's office. east bay police are eager to track down this man. we told you about him last month after he robbed a u.s. bank in san ramon briefly taking a
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worker hostage. well, he's still on the loose and police have released this surveillance video. they hope someone will recognize him. call san ramon police if you have any information. now to a drive-in movie theater in alabama which will not show the new "beauty & the beast" movie because of a gay character. the owners made this decision after disney announced the new live action film will debut its first openly gay character. the owners say the decision was long thought out and they were excited about the movie originally, but had to opt out of showing it because of their faith. >> it's by no means sending a message of hatred or bigotry. however, we are christians first and foremost and must adhere to our bible and our christianity. >> the owners say while many people have been critical of their decision, there has also been an outpouring of support. it's being touted as the first drug to reduce nighttime trips to the bathroom and the
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fda has approved it. it is a nasal spray that treats frequent nighttime yourination. it works by easing the absorption of water through the kidneys. at 7:37, much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, one of the best athletes in the world showed up on the peninsula on a campus to teach pe. we have the message he's spreading to students.
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olympic champion ashton eaten lead exercises in los altos. he won back-to-back gold medals in the decathlon in london and rio. now he is retired, but the oregon native wants to inspire young athletes to stay active and go after their dreams. >> some things, the setback you go through as an elite athlete and knowing those will happen and you can't avoid them. knowing that, you just have to go through them and also knowing that on the other side of those things, sometimes something cool. whether it's a success a job, an accomplishment. >> indeed. eaten's wife also is a track and field star for her native, canada. she won bronze in rio. 7:40. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, we investigate a mysterious death in marin county. a student's family fighting to get information that authorities say they aren't allowed to share.
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and we are in the 40s right now for san jose. seeing overcast skies but pretty soon san jose will start seeing some rain. i'll talk about that hour-by-hour timeline and how much rain we can expect and how long it will last coming up after the break.
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kira/cu good morning 7:43 on this very cloudy saturday overlooking mt. diablo right now. dark clouds and 49 godegrees an overcast skies across the entire pay area and right now the temps remain in the 40s for the south bay at 49 degrees and peninsula 48 degrees and tri-valley at about 46 degrees. san francisco you can actually see some raindrops on our camera right there. 51 degrees. east bay 54 and the north bay 43. now, we will be climbing into those 50s and even 60s for some areas, but we're definitely going to be cooler than yesterday. doppler radar right now showing a lot of cloud cover moving in and, of course, we are still
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seeing that rain off to the north bay and we will see this rain push down further south over the next couple of hours. so, today's forecast we are tracking rain and we're also tracking snow, as well. palo alto expect a high of 60 degrees and san jose 61 and half moon bay 54 and san francisco 57. we're also tracking a drop in those temperatures as the cold front makes its way into tonight. tomorrow we will see highs in the 40s and 50s. definitely a major drop compared to the upper 60s we have been seeing all week. saturday fast forwarding we see the rain stick in the north bay throughout the early morning hours with a few spotty showers along the peninsula and san francisco. but if we fast forward through the lunch hour by about 4:00, 5:00, more widespread rain, but not going to get it all at once. some areas may see some light to moderate rain pours and napa. morgan hill and the santa cruz area, as well. so, if you have any plans outside, bring them indoors because there could be a chance
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that by 9:00 we will see some strong gusty winds, as well. anywhere between 35 plus miles per hour. tie down any patio furniture or anything that has a chance to fly away and bring in maybe your pets indoors, as well. we will see the chance of those showers continue overnight into sunday morning, as well. so, sunday, we are expecting scattered showers here and there throughout the day. overcast skies, as well. and then sunday night we start seeing that rain kind of taper off into monday morning we are expecting to see maybe a few scattered showers during your early morning commute. but estimated rain totals right now. we're seeing less than half an inch for two-day rain totals. more along north bay area. expect to see closer to half inch and maybe a south bay seeing some rain. so by about 4:00, that rain really starts pushing south of the golden gate bridge into the next couple of hours. you will notice that it will start getting a lot colder, which is why we are tracking snow. estimated snowfall right now really looking pretty
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impressive. if you notice right here the color key where you see the lighter shade of purple. over 30 inches. some areas seeing 30 plus areas of snowfall. a winter storm warning in effect at 4:00 p.m. tonight through 4:00 p.m. tomorrow. which means travel conditions will be very bad tonight and into tomorrow, as well. so, you definitely want to check the roads and maybe take some chains up there and they might even close off some areas. beach hazards, as well. not going to be a very good beach day for that. we are expecting to see sneaker waves and, of course, the waves picking up along the coastline, which is why that beach hazard will remain in effect through tomorrow. over the next seven days we do have changes coming. overnight we go from 55 into the 40s. that's because that cold front is dropping our temps down by about 20 degrees from what we saw last week and by monday we saw that chance of rain. we start warming up again into milder temperatures by next week into tuesday and wednesday and then also in the inland areas. look at this a high of 50 degrees tomorrow.
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so, you will definitely be feeling a little bit of that wind chill, as well, as we head into the overnight hours. make sure don't forget your coat tonight and don't forget your umbrella. i'll send things back to you, kira. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, the family of a student who died while on a guided walk in marin county is still trying to get answers nearly two years later. we'll tell you why authorities aren't allowed to share the information with them. this is gus.
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and we do those things for northern california, the parents of a san francisco art student are trying to figure out how their daughter mysteriously plunged to her death off a cliff in marin county. was it a tragic accident, suicide or something much more sinister? jacks jaxon van derbeken found the case was closed with no answers. >> that's my beautiful daughter. >> reporter: linda talking about erin goldburg a quiet, but playful animation grad student at academy of art university. >> that's what she wanted to do with her animation. smile her whole life. >> reporter: what happened to the 24-year-old back in june 2015 is still a mystery. she took a cab to the marin headlands on that blustery night. she brought her camera along
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after researching on the internet the national park services monthly guided full moon walk to the point benita lighthouse. >> erin loved the full moon. she loved the golden gate bridge. what a great opportunity to go and take photos and be in a safe environment because it's a national park event. >> reporter: still, the cab driver told authorities in a taped interview that he was concerned about leaving her there. >> it just didn't seem right to me, but i didn't ask any questions. or anything like that. but to be out there once it got dark, just didn't seem right. >> reporter: she checked her voicemail at 8:00 p.m. 20 minutes after the walk began. at 9:18 p.m., she texted good night mama llama to her mother. no one heard from her after that. the worried driver came back at 9:30 but she was gone. a day and a half later a jogger spotted her body on a remote
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beach, nearly 300 feet below the lighthouse. investigators later searched, but never found her purse, glasses or camera. goldburg's mother said the investigator suggested her daughter had taken her own life but it's not clear whether goldburg went on the walk. investigators managed to track down three people out of the 50 there that night. only one remembered seeing goldburg before the tour started. saw the cab and a strange man loitering around the parking area. records show that most of the interviews were done within eight days and over the phone. by november, the park case was closed with no finding about her death. the autopsy was inconclusive. although it discounted suicide given that there were no prior signs and no drugs or alcohol were involved. >> the whole thing was a joke. >> reporter: the family now wants 800 more pages of case files to finally resolve the mystery for themselves. park officials are citing
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privacy concerns and withholding them. >> and they're fighting us tooth and nail and releasing information that shouldn't be difficult to release. >> reporter: authorities say they already turned over everything they can by law. meanwhile, park officials no longer favor suicide. they sent us a statement saying thorough and comprehensive investigation suggests goldburg's death was an accident. no evidence of foul play ever surfaced and it's considered to be the least likely scenario, they told us. her roommate of two years, maggie, says the case should never have been closed in the first place. >> she's always really happy. very careful about everything. it doesn't line-up. >> reporter: a year and a half later, friends and family are no closer to knowing what happened to erin goldburg that full moon night. jaxon van derbeken. now to more trouble for the famous mavericks surf contest.
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the main sponsor red bull has started a new legal fight to sue the contest organizer. when cartel filed for bankruptcy back in january. in the bankruptcy court papers, red bull says cartel owes them $400,000. cartel is spending that money and is contractually obligated to return it if mavericks is canceled. 7:54. much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up our clear the sheltic segment featuring friends from pets in need. two puppies who need homes, next. this morning -- some scl
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welcome back at 7:56. time for our clear the shelting segment. this morning some special pets from pets in need. we love having them here. alexa and barbara are here with two puppies. we have morgan on the right and vena on the left. they are adorable. i know i always say that about every pep you bring on. tell me about morgan. >> so, she's about two months or
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two and a half months. we think we're not sure about her breed. she is a border collie mix. she'll be smaller. maybe 20, 25 pounds. but she's super sweet and she's up for adoption. so, anyone who is interested has to come by the shelter and see her. she's amazing. such a love bug. >> a cudler. she has lots of energy so you might need a yard or somewhere for her to run around. >> barbara, tell me about zena. >> i just met zena this morning. she's really cute. has cute little fur. fuzzy. >> she's about two months, too. she'll be up for adoption later this week. she's not actually available yet. we still need to do some checkups and things on her. she'll be available later this week. >> you guys spay, neuter, microchip and you do all the things and some pets you can't adopt out right away so you need people to foster them. >> until they're two months or two pounds, i feel like there is
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a weight, but we do need people and kittens and puppies that are too young to be adopted. help free us up space in our shelter to bring in new animals. >> barbara just fostered and you had a good experience. >> i just fostered and it was a great experience. >> you always hear the stories of foster fail where you end up adopting. did you do that? >> every time there is one i fall in love with but they do get adopted. you watch them grow and their personalities and it does make them so much more. >> it socializes them. >> being around, i have a dog and other dogs and people. it really helps. >> so, if you want to be like barbara and help out, you can contact pets in need to foster. and, of course, they're always looking for people to adopt not only dogs, but cats. thanks to alexa and barbara for joining us this morning. and thanks to you for making us a part of our your morning. more local news tonight at 5:00,
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6:00 and 11:00 and all day on nbcbayarea.com. enjoy this last look at zena. clearasil rapid action begins working fast for clearly visible results in as little as 12 hours. wow! but what other teen problems can it fix fast? maybe it can quickly give this teen a thicker mustache? doesn't look like it. will clearasil act fast to help this teen concentrate on his math test? darn. can it help... nope. no. so let's be clear: clearasil works fast on teen acne, not so much on other teen things.
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