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slowing down. "today in the bay" continues right now. good wednesday morning to you. thanks for joining us. i'm marcus washington. >> i'm lawyura garcia. let's get straight to the forecast. >> the summer weather continues for a few days, then we go back to fall. we will have another day of near record high temperatures. we have so many records set yesterday and it comes down just a few degrees. as you make plans for the morning jog, it's going to be in the low 60s in san jose. as we go into the afternoon, those temperatures making it into the upper 80s, once again. already at 80 degrees at 1:00 today. looking at all of our high temperatures, up to 90 degrees in antioch and livermore, 89 degrees there. napa, 90 degrees and upper 80s for palo alto. we'll talk about what's ahead and that cooling trend kicks in. mike has an update on the deadly crash in santa rosa.
>> always unpleasant topic. this started at 3:30 in the morning, still have activity there. the speed sensors, most of the area looks fine as far as the flow of traffic. we are starting to see slowing on northbound 101 at highway 12 where the connecter is closed and two right lanes are blocked. a coroner arrived on scene. usually after that happens, it takes another 40 minutes before the roadway can be cleared. this is northbound 101 at highway 12. meanwhile, getting toward the bay bridge, still very pleasant from highway 4 to the back up at the toll plaza because the metering lights are on. back to you. >> thank you, mike. the high heat continues today. there are more concerns this morning about fire danger across the area. >> pete suratos is live in santa rosa where crews will be on alert for the high fire danger. pete, you are behind one of the
many casualties or in front of it, i should say, one of the schools there. it's hard to recognize. >> reporter: yeah, good morning to you, laura and marcus. yeah, definitely hard to recognize in santa rosa. if you are familiar with the hidden valley elementary off parker road, this is what's left of it, following the north bay wildfires. as you mentioned, fire crews are on high alert because of the heat in this area for a combination of reasons. we are talking about the dry heat and dry hills. because of those conditions, it makes this area or areas in santa rosa following the fires very susceptible to fire. think about the hot spots and the combination of the dry heat and the dry hill. with the little bit of rain we got at the end of last week, cal fire says they are keeping their guard up, looking for those hot spots. >> we have over 400 people out here working on the fire lines. reinforce the containment.
make sure any hot spot is found and put out. >> reporter: the crews are clearly on high alert as a result of the heat and following those north bay wildfires. i want to point out the school is one of the many schools that were damaged as a result of the wildfires. all 20 schools in the district had to close as a result. half of the schools will reopen on friday, the other half on monday. live in santa rosa, pete suratos for "today in the bay." >> hopefully, it brings a little bit of normalcy for those kids. thank you, pete. you can hear the echo going on. 6:03. a scare for drivers in the east bay that ends in a firy and deadly so low crash. look at the scene, sadly, that was left behind. chp says a wrong-way driver on 880 crashed into that center divider in fremont. that is when the car burst into flames and the driver died. the crash happened after 2:00 a.m. in the northbound lanes near automall parkway.
chp officers were trying to stop that car. the driver has not been identified. a new video of an overnight crash in san jose on montague expressway. here is what things looked like around 2:00 this morning. police are looking for people who were in the toyota camry. they all took off after crashing into a semi. that truck driver stayed and cooperated with police. 6:04. the teenager who killed maddie middleton will stand trial as an adult. the lawyers will try to fight that decision. these are photos from inside the courtroom. adrian, a.j., gonzalez is accused of raping and killing her when he was 15 years olds. the little girl's mother says a jury will now see what happened to her daughter. >> i feel very bad for the jury
that is going to have to look at those awful photographs of what he did to my daughter. we were spared the photographs this time. we heard the details. the jury is going to have to see it all. you can't unsee things. >> if gonzalez remained in the you've nile system, he would have gotten out before his 23rd birthday. if convicted as an adult, he will face life in prison. new this morning, a man is facing charges for a wild ride over the weekend. this is in the south bay. santa clara county sheriff's department says this man here, justin rucker drove through a front yard of a home and led deputies on a chase. this is before finally crashing. it was around 4:00 on sunday. among those items, investigators say they found in his car, a crowbar, nylon and halloween mask. also, stolen mail, credit cards and checks. it is 6:05. new this morning, the housing
market might be cooling off according to a survey released by the california association of realtors. kris sanchez is taking a look alt the results and what it means if you are looking to buy or even sell. good morning, kris. >> reporter: hi there, laura. this is a good news/bad numbers story. if you are looking to sell, the average median price over the last september went up $125,000. if you are looking to buy, chances are you are going to continue to struggle with the low supply that we have been talking about for months. overall, bay area home sales dropped 4% this september over a year ago the average home price went up 11% according to the california association of realtors. what really matters is where you live and where you want to buy. right? we broke it down with the county numbers. the biggest changes were alameda county, a 50% decrease in home
sales this september compared to a year ago. contra costa county saw a 5% drop. napa 12% drop over last september. the one county with more sales marin, 24% increase in the number of homes sold. the counties largely unchanged were santa clara, san francisco, san mateo and sonoma. from this graph, sales in blue are down. supply, in yellow, is down even more and nowhere more than the bay area where there were 20% fewer homes for sale this year over last year. this is going to be a really big problem for folks in the north bay, where so many people lost their homes in sonoma and napa counties. i posted a poll asking what you are seeing in your neighborhood. it's not scientific. a third of you are seeing fewer sales. a third say you are seeing more sales and about a third of you say it is just about the same. you can still join the
conversation. that poll is up on my twitter feed. i posted county by county numbers for you to decide whether this is good news or bad news. san jose, kris sanchez, "today in the bay." >> very interesting. thank you so much for that one. happening today, bay area transportation leaders will get a view on how hov toll lanes are looking on 680. they run between walnut creek and san ramon. drivers with fast track can use the lanes for a fee that is just depending on traffic levels. s 6:08. the proposal to close john f. kennedy drive is facing tough opposition. they oppose closing the roadway permanently. right now, it is closed on saturdays, but just during the summ summer months. we have a clear start this
morning after setting several record high temperatures yesterday afternoon. we are going to be close today. enjoy the cool weather while we have it this morning. 58 right now in the peninsula and tri-valley, 54 degrees. we are in the low 50s for the north bay, san francisco, as you head out the door, 63 degrees. as we look at the day planner for oakland, 60 degrees at 8:00. noontime temperature, 76 degrees. lower 80s there today while some of the inland valleys will be heating up, again, into the low 90s. we'll break it down in a few minutes. mike is tracking a new crash in hayward. >> that's right. it may be complicated over the next few as we look at the speed sensors. hayward, we have the zpent icon. southbound 880, the highway 92 transition, just before, judging by the speed sensors. four vehicles in the middle lane. that's causing more slowing. it's a gradual build out of san
lorenzo. if it doesn't clear soon, a slow off 238. so far, castro valley, here, southbound 680 moves smoothly. another crash blocking at least one lane. we are looking at the bay bridge, a smooth flow of traffic down the east shore and the peninsula looks great. back to you. >> thank you, mike. next on "today in the bay," a disturbing travel warning about a particular airline. >> get her off my flight. she is a threat. she is belligerent. she is a threat to me. >> the reason the naacp is telling african-americans not to fly american airlines. plus, apple seems to have trouble with its
be this time of year, low 70s. heading back to the upper 80s again today. we will be close to the record high, but we will take a look at where we smash those records coming up in five minutes. >> the tri-valley is holding up steady. not too bad for 680 and a crash. we'll track that. >> thanks, mike and kari. it is 6:14. california lawmakers are digging deeper into governor brown's so-called water fix project. the $16 billion plan is far from being approved. five california decmocrats say recent audit uses taxpayer money for funding the project and it may be illegal. they decided a review is needed. allegations of racial discrimination is prompting a new warning, advising african-americans to avoid flying american airlines. naacp says the airline may
subject passengers to disrespectful, discriminatory and perhaps unsafe travel. a harvard law student says an american airline pilot called police because she could not go on the plane. >> i then told them i cannot leave the flight without my stroller. i have too much stuff. he says get her off my flight. she is a threat. she is belligerent. she is a threat to me. >> the woman says they had to spend the night at the airport. 6:15 right now. president trump is expected to sign a bill expecting to make it harder to make consumers sue companies that hurt them. >> it passed the senate last night. scott mcgrew, just barely. >> just barely, by the smallest margin.
vice president pence had to come in and break the tie. it was 54-50. it unraveled protects put in place by protection agencies. protections that allow them to team up in class action suits. protections that would have undone the fine print requirement that you go to arbitration instead of suing. companies like wells fargo try to use mandatory arbitration agreements to avoid those lawsuits. they are not uncommon. senators who support the change say the lawsuits cost too much money and the money that the financial companies are going to save will be passed on to you. wall street likes those new rules. the dow closed at another record high tuesday, pushed higher by caterpillar. s&p is a better indicator of overall market. look at the screen there. it was up by a few points. about 30 minutes ago, amazon announced a smart lock and security camera that work with
alexa. they will allow you to see a delivery person at home while you are at work and let them in. apple having trouble getting iphone x out the factory door. they are warning consumers to order them early. a japanese company says apple cut the production of the iphone x in half. tim cook turning that into a positive. not as many apples, turn it into lemonade. most people preorder them and u.p.s. shows up, hey, here is your new phone. >> used to be a thing. >> we used to send bob redell out there. >> fumbles and broke his phone. >> i remember that. we should pull up that video. >> i want to see that one. >> he gets a brand-new iphone. showing it to reporters, no. >> it smashed. >> i think apple replaced it. >> i think so, too.
anyone sing in the car around here? >> me. >> i'm guilty. this decision to belt out a 1990 dance hit inside his car landed him a $149 ticket. what? for being too loud in public. that's right. he was singing. "everybody dance now." he denies the singing was deafening as authorities claim. he was happily singing along with the windows mostly rolled up to cnc music factory's "gonna make you sweat." you remember that one from 1991. an officer issued a fine for screaming in a public place. >> they asked me. i said, no, i was singing. he said, okay. i need your driving license. >> reporter: were you screaming in your car? >> i was singing. >> you were singing? >> "everybody dance now."
he thought montreal police wanted him to move out of the way. they wanted him to stop singing. everyone is a critic out there. >> can you imagine the confines of you and me, laura? >> oh, my gosh. >> you sing all the time. >> what about car pool karaoke? >> that's right. >> don't go to canada. >> i guess not. >> a judge now, judging all the talent. >> it's a no for me. >> as you are heading out the door, don't sing too loud in the car this morning. you may have the windows rolled up anyway. it's a fairly cool start. we will have a day where we will have the air-conditioning on, once again. we were setting new records yesterday. let me show you the numbers. where we were in the low 90s and some spots, the normal high temperature for perspective here, 72 degrees in san jose.
it was 94 yesterday. this record that was set back in 1959 went down by several degrees. santa rosa set a new record. livermore, 91 degrees. oakland, 92. we had 92 yesterday in half-moon bay. still going to be warm today, but not that hot. we start out this morning with low 50s in the north bay, upper 50s for the south bay. as we get a look at the high temperatures today, cupertino, a high of 87. morgan hill, 91 degrees. some low 90s from concord to walnut creek and down to danville. hayward up to 85 degrees. also 85 today in san mateo. mission district 83. 80 for the high. 90 in napa. it's a very warm start to our day. in some parts of the bay area, as you head out for school, you may need long sleeves. have the name on the tag of the jacket. look how hot it gets.
temperatures mid-80s, walking home so the kids will not have is that jacket on later today. for the after school activities like football practice in the east bay, at 3:00, it's going to be very warm. all that sunshine making it into the upper 80s. you want to make sure the kids stay hydrated. the winds pick up as we head into the evening, as it slowly cools off. san francisco, more of a cooling trend for several days. upper 60s in the forecast. for the inland areas, it's going to be warm heading into the weekend. sunday looks much nicer. mike is tracking the east bay commute building. >> you are expecting it to build. we are going to talk about approaching the bay bridge. that is actually looking great. slowing down east shore freeway, steady from richmond. slowing for 680 toward 24. this was a concern. we are seeing gradual slowing from san lorenzo to highway 92 from the nimitz. it must be on the shoulder, the
traffic pattern is smoothing out as far as the speeds go. there's slowing here, too. i want to take you to waze. anyone who joined nbc bay area wazers, you are on the team. the slowing northbound heading to the scene of the crash. why? it is blocking two lanes. one is an hov lane. we want to say thank you for the information. it helps us understand why the pattern is so weird. back to you. next on "today in the bay," helping north bay wildfire victims. how the mlb champs are giving back before game two of the world series. you are involved in an accident with a ride share driver. whose insurance pays? i'm consumer investigator, chris chmura. nbc bay area responds, next. ♪
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pinned it under the back end of her car. >> the driver was working for lyft. she told joe, she had a customer waiting so gave him her insurance card and left. according to the card, her policy expired. joe then asked lyft to pay to fix his bike. the only response he got was automated e-mails. so, we reached out to lyft. a claims adjuster called joe and days later, he got a check for $1600. that was the cost to fix his bike. lyft says it was in the process of handling joe's claim before we got involved. even hoe the company paid up, lyft requires drivers to carry their own insurance. whose insurance protects you? the drivers or lyft's? that depends. we'll lay out how that works tonight at 6:00. if you have a consumer complaint call us. we are online at www.nbcbayarea.com/responds. see you tonight. >> thanks, chris.
the dodgers took game one against the houston astros yesterday. today, the team from l.a. are packing supplies for the fire victims. the dodgers join l.a.'s boys and girls club to get the supplies together. they will be distributed by a petaluma nonprofit. >> try to end that rivalry a bit. 6:27 right now. coming up next on "today in the bay," new this morning, a police officer is hospitalized after getting hit by a car. the search is under way this morning for the driver. >> reporter: a rape reported on campus here at stanford university. what campus police are saying about this assault. a live look outside at downtown
san mateo.. right now at 6:30 on your wednesday morning, let's take a peek outside overlooking downtown san mateo. nice and inviting. now is the time you can get a parking space. just saying. good morning to you, thanks for joining us, i'm laura garcia. >> i'm marcus washington. it is going to heat up. let's go meteorologist kari hall. you have been tracking it. cooler than yesterday? >> a little cooler, but watching the records through the day in a few spots. i don't think we will set as many. look at the highs for today. it will be low 80s in san francisco, 89 degrees in palo alto and upper 80s to low 90s
for inland areas. concord bracing for another hot day, up to 91 degrees. as we head through the forecast, it will be cooling off. check out the weekend in san francisco. mid-60s. while the inland valleys will still make progress. we'll talk about the upper 70s and that halloween forecast coming up. mike, you are tracking a few crashes in hayward. >> we have three crashes that popped up over the last half hour in hayward. we'll focus on that as the south bay shows the mild build. this crash south 880 at 92 and another at whipple are on the shoulder. a new one reported west 92 at the san mateo bridge. that is causing more slowing. a deadly crash northbound 101 at highway 12. the traffic through san rafael moves smoothly. back to you. >> thanks, mike. a disturbing crime.
the report of a rape at stanford. >> bob redell is at the campus this morning asking questions. what else do we know so far, bob? >> reporter: well, marcus and laura, stanford university department says this rape took place on the east side of campus, just after midnight. it was early monday morning, so just over 48 hours ago. police say that the suspect and victim know each other but didn't divulge the circumstances surrounding the attack. not clear if officers arrested the suspect as of yet. the campus police department is reminding students in the majority of the assaults, one or both people have been drinking or using drugs. that is not an excuse nor defense for the assault. sexual assaults have become a big issue because of brock turner. he was the stanford swimmer, convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster on campus in 2015.
the judge was criticized for sentencing turning to six months in jail. he was released after three months. turner is required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. the incest national network known add rain reports nationwide 1-5 undergraduate college women are raped or sexually assaulted. for men, 1-20. only 20% of women report the crime. the majority of assaults happen at the start of the semester, between august and november. reporting live at stanford university, bob redell, "today in the bay." >> we'll continue to follow. thank you very much, bob. it is 6:33 on your wednesday morning. new, an oakland police officer is in the hospital. the search for the woman who hit him is on. the driver hit the officer about 9:00 p.m. near bancroft and 98th in oakland. this morning, video of other
officers at the scene investigating. two officers were running after a suspect when a women hit one and drove away. they are not sure if she was involved until the original suspect or happen to be going by. police are looking for a black lexus with a broken winds shield. the officer is in stable condition. >> more chilling testimony in the trial surrounding the deadly shooting of kate steinle. two witnesses took to the stand and described what they saw from a hotel window. each heard a gunshot, then a scream. they testified, the suspect, jose gar see zsa zcia zarate wa. >> one witness says he was walking slowly and casually. another witness that had the same vantage point talks about briskly and, you know, being in
a hurry and things like that. >> steinle was shot and killed in july of 2015. the shooting drew national attention because zarate is an undocumented immigrant that was released from custody. a follow up and repreieve reported for members of a homeless encampment. bart police informed campers about looming evictions at martin luther king way. bart owns that land. a judge is now temporarily blocked bart's eviction effort. when you have to go, you have to go. when you are in the golden gate park, it may be harder. that may soon not be the case for long. a san francisco leader secured funding for a $2 million restroom. it will be located at 45th avenue playground near lincoln.
there's no public restroom in that area within a 15 minute walk. construction is set to begin next month. 6:36. banning bottles, including wine bottles from san francisco parks is delayed for now. examiner reports legislation is getting reworked. the ban on bottles was recommended to deal with trash issues. several parks hold events and the bottle ban will have a major impact. supervise zers are looking for a way to accommodate all these events. a trip to yosemite could soon cost you more. the trump administration is proposing to more than double entrance fees at the most popular national parks. under the plan, during peak season, run from may to september, per vehicle would rise from $30 to $70. 6:36. questions are growing over why tesla fired hundreds of workers this month. labor groups are accusing the company of firing employees who
are prounion. this is video of protest outside the fremont factory. mercury news is reporting unions claim 1,000 workers were let go. tesla says they were fired because of poor performance. former workers say prounion workers were targeted. unions are demanding answers from company executives. the roadways looking at a huge flow of traffic. look at the map. what's going on here? we'll talk ability what we have here, guys. getting to the bay bridge, in 35 minutes from highway 4 toward that bay bridge itself, the back up fills in the toll plaza because the lights are on. looking toward the tri-valley and east bay. 680 smoothly. the bottom of the screen is jammed up. the crash is cleared at whipple and 92. there should be recovery and a
crash at the bridge cleared. let's get a look at the traffic heading west across that span. you can see the high-rise, that's the wednesday of the bridge. once you get on the other side -- >> thursday? >> yeah. >> wow! i need to drive over the bridge. >> traffic medicine. >> driving over a bridge could get you closer to the weekend, it would be very crowded. >> depends on the time of day. 7:59? yeah, there you go. >> yeah, we are heading closer to that weekend and closer to cooler temperatures. looking forward to that. the coast will be in the mid-60s, upper 70s for the bay. inland areas, up to 84 degrees. now, sunday will be even cooler. so, it's going to make a little more progress toward near average temperatures for this time of year. there are a lot of people this is the last weekend before halloween and some of those
celebrations. you may be heading out to the parties. if you are going to get away from all of that, head to yosemite, talk about it may cost more in the future. enjoy it now. it's going to be in the upper 50s friday, low 60s saturday and sunday, 57 degrees. this may be what you look like saturday at a costume party dancing. in san francisco, 70 degrees. overnight temperatures dropping back to 50s. heading north, shasta lake is going to be in the low 80s for both friday and saturday. 77 degrees on sunday. so, beautiful great hiking weather. if you are heading south to l.a., it's going to be warm to start out the weekend. upper 70s. not much of a change as you head through the rest of the weekend. we will talk about today's temperature trend for san jose. that's coming up in 30 minutes. >> sounds good. thank you very much. 6:39. next on "today in the bay," the heat. mixing with fire dangers. how cal fire crews across the
bay area are preparing for the next threat this morning. plus, in washington, president trump says the republican party is a love fest. we'll take a look at that, marcus. >> following what's going on in the markets, the dow is up slightly. the s&p and nasdaq are both town. the time is 6:40. you are watching "today in the bay." ♪ that one. this. that one. ♪ ♪
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a little bit of light in the sky. starting to get closer to sunrise. we are 40 minutes away and it's already busy, heading north on 101 in san jose. the neighborhood of campbell, where our temperatures are at 65 degrees. that's where we will be at 10:00. it warms up so fast today. before you know it, it will be up to 89 degrees. another hot day. we will make some cooler -- we will see cooler temperatures in the forecast. that's coming up in five minutes. tri-valley times improving for 580. the earlier stalled big rig cleared from lanes. what to watch driving through the hills. >> thanks, mike and kari. as the high heat continues, more concerns this morning about high fire danger across the bay area. these are live pictures from santa rosa. as meteorologist kari hall has been saying all morning, temperatures in the north bay are expected to climb to the lower 90s in places.
dry heat and conditions make it susceptible for fires flaring up again. with the little rain we received, cal fire is not letting their guard down. >> we have over 400 people out here working on the fire lines. we inforcing the containment to ensure any hot spot is found and put out. >> firefighters are not just keeping an eye on the conditions in the north bay, but throughout the bay area and the state after record breaking highs yesterday. new this morning, youtube is the latest tech site to come under fire for the 2016 election. the world's most visited video site was the kremlin's, quote, principle international propaganda outlet. here is the view from one california congressman helping lead that investigation. >> the russians clearly understand how social media works, how to get in front of as many american viewers as po
possible on venues like youtube. they push their propaganda. >> the "today" show is looking deeper into this. joleen kent will report from los angeles. a love fest, that's how the president describes his moat recent meeting with republicans. >> scott mcgrew, it's difficult to see that love, lately. >> there have been a lot of angry words directed at the president by his own party. nonetheless the president wants to ensure people they are a team and tax relief is on the way. the meeting with republican senators yesterday, outside of flake and corker, was a love fest said the president, with standing ovations and great ideas for usa. by flake, the president means conservative senator jeff flake. he announced he is not going to run for re-election and warned america about the dangers of donald trump. >> the reckless provocations most often for the petiest and most personal reasons.
reasons having nothing, whatsoever to do with the people that we have been elected to serve. none of these appalling features of our current politics should be regarded as normal. >> critics are calling it flake's defiant surrender because he wants to oppose the president, but quitting the senate. the full speech is worth watching. i tweeted a link to the full 17 minutes. in the last couple days, three republican senators said donald trump is dangerous. flake, mccain and corker. >> i did not send classified material and i did not receive any material that was marked or designated classified. >> what about her e-mails? republicans announced a new investigation into hillary clinton's e-mails and the way former fbi director james comey handled that investigation. it was one of two investigations announced yesterday. the other announced by
california republican devin nunes who will look into a deal the united states made with a russian company seven years ago over uranium. this is the house investigating the 2016 presidential election. we are fascinated with what you think of our coverage and our president. you can tell me about it on twitter. >> thanks, scott. the office reportedly found less detailed policies to prevent errors. the office is riddled with mistakes the past couple years. the reports say they found 26 errors that happened from 2010 to 2016. it found the county doesn't have a clear plan or process for voters affected. there is a response, the county admits that many procedures need to be documented or more detailed. s at 6:47, new this morning, us world and news reports best global university rankings are out and two bay area colleges
made the cut. three on the list, stanford. uc berkeley fourth. universities ranked higher, har vard and m.i.t. the list is compiled based on academic research and their global and regional reputation. new this morning, former 49ers quarterback may not be able to find a team. >> profootball confirms a deal that was made for a little over $1 million according to the new york post. stretch it out. no word on a release date or what that book will cover. new this morning, so the story goes, albert einstein once handed a hotel worker a note saying it might be worth more than the paper it was written on. turns out, he looks like a genius. einstein handed the note to a bellboy in japan in 1922. the bellboy refused the tip or he didn't have the cash. einstein called the note a
theory of happiness. that went up for auction in jerusalem. it might fetch a few thousand dollars. it sold for 1.3 million. the auctioneer explains how he obtained it. >> claims to be a nephew of a guy that was the bellboy in hotel. >> you probably asking what does the note say? here is the translation? it says a calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness. >> there you go. a calm and humble life. nice. >> do you wonder what the bellboy was thinking at the time? what's this. >> yeah. >> a japanese guy handed a note in german. >> next time i go to a restaurant, i'm going to do that. write a note.
don't smoke in bed or something. >> how about, it's going to be hot today. >> yeah. it is going to be hot today. see if you appreciate that tip once you are out there sweating it out later today. it is going to be warming up fairly quickly. here is an amazing look over san francisco from san bruno mountain with a clear start this morning. mild temperatures. actually, in san francisco, you are feeling the warmer temperatures we have in the bay area. as you head on the other side of the bay, napa, 51 degrees. a big drop there and san jose, 59 degrees. you may have a jacket to start out, but not later on today. it's going to reach the low 90s for the inland valleys. antioch, 90 degrees and napa, 90. palo alto, 89 degrees. half-moon bay, you are cooler today. a weak on-shore flow. that doesn't do much to help us out, but it will cool down the coastline in san francisco several more degrees. starting out this morning with
the clear sunrise, a beautiful start to the day, once again. it's another day for the summer gear from the sunglasses to the short sleeves to the shorts and sandals. we will have cooler weather in the forecast. so, maybe just a couple more days of wearing your summer clothes, then we can put them in the cloz seth, once again. san francisco school day forecast starting with low to mid-60s as you head out to school before the school bell rings. then, as we go into the rest of the day, heading out of school, upper 70s. then, as we go into the day tomorrow, mid-70s, much cooler temperatures. just in time for the weekend. all of the outdoor activities going on, the halloween celebration and for the inland areas, cooling down slowly. by halloween, we'll be down to 73 degrees for the high. it looks pretty good as we get that early look into next week. mike, you are starting out with what's happening in the hills. >> we have an issue on 280. look at the speeds.
a predictable pattern. san jose, most pronounced. look at that, 87-101. we are looking at 280 up here. reports of wood debris in the lanes there. no reports of the source of the debris. it is an issue. chp is heading through the area. prepare for slowing. meanwhile, as we move up toward the bay bridge approach, a smooth slow down at the east shore freeway. four minutes to the brooklyn curve. a note for the north bay, we had the transition ramp reopen from 101 to 12. there's a deadly crash investigation that continues. two right lanes are blocked heading up to the area. another half hour because of a fluid spill. the slowdown north into san rafael. a quick look at waze. we skipped over the tri-valley. a steady flow. dublin we are looking at 15
minutes. 15 minutes from 680 to the castro valley. join nbc bay area wazers. that's the group we can get more information. back to you. >> sounds good. coming up next, a look at the top stories on "today in the bay" and the reason new changes to the housing market may be a mixed bag of news if you are looking to buy or sell. plus, a firy crash overnight. the wild scene that led to the deadly wreck on interstate 880. first, happening now, 6:53, breaking news out of louisiana. two students are shot and killed. officials say it began with a fight in a dorm room. no word if the suspect has been arrested. plus, elon musk is following up on boosting power resources in puerto rico after it was devastated by hurricane maria. tesla set up solar panels and energy storage batteries at a children's hospital in san juan. they will provide energy when sunlight is there. we'll be back in two minutes with more news. before you head out the door,
here are the top stories on today in the ba 6:56 on your wednesday morning. before you head out the door, here are the top stories on "today in the bay." >> the scare for drivers in the east bay that ended in a deadly, fiery crash. >> chp says the wrong way driver crashed into the center divider in fremont when the car burst
into flames and the driver died. the crash happened after 2:00 a.m. in the northbound lanes. chp officers were trying to stop that car. the driver has not been identified. a live look at san jose's rose garden neighborhood. for anyone looking to sell their bay area home, some good news, may not be great for home buyers. new report finds sales are lower across the board in the bay area. some cities, housing inventory is down 20% over last year. supplies dwindling, it could be a good time to sell. home prices are up 11%. now, to news out of washington, where president trump pushes unity with gop lawmakers. showing serious signs of tension. the president is trying to bring republicans together on the push for tax reform. this morning, called the situation a love fest. at the same time, there are signs of fracturing among lawmakers. jeff flake says he will not seek
re-election, citing president trump as a danger to democracy and bob corker continues his war of words. the white house calling the issues, petty. the "today" show will continue coverage from washington next. in minutes hear from senator jeff flake for the "today" show. some bay area musical heavyweights will lend a helping hand to help victims of the fire storm. >> metallica announcing plans to headline the benefit fund-raiser at at&t park on november 9th. >> tragic events of the napa county, sonoma county left us all saddened, left us all flabbergasted and try to figure out how we could, in some way, bond together and help. >> metallica is doing all we can to help the victims, the first responders and all those affected by the north bay fires.
>> that was the founding members of metallica who call bay area home for more than 30 years. >> tickets go on sale this friday. >> it's nice. >> quickly approaching 7:00, i want a quick check of the forecast. >> it's going to be really warm today and san francisco reaching 80 degrees. we will cool off over the next several days. inland areas, upper 80s today. we keep them through the end of the workweek. >> looking at the hills situation there. >> we look at the maps. overall, a pleasant drive. the build through san jose, i focus farther north. wood debris reported in a few spots there. that will be an issue. be careful through that area. >> we hope there are not nails there, too. not a fun way to start your morning. we are glad you started with us.
>> join us for the news at 11:00. it is wednesday, hump day. enjoy the day. see you back here. g . good morning, over and out. >> mr. president, i rise today the say enough. >> jeff flake becomes the second gop senator to announce he won't run for re-election an in the process delivers a blistering takedown of president trump. is it the beginning of a major revolt within the president's own party? we'll ask senator flake in a live interview dirty politics? nbc confirmed hillary clinton harrisburg's campaign float that dossier releasing leaks again then candidate trump and russia. was it a part of a smear campaign and did they try to