tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC August 11, 2015 4:30am-6:00am EDT
america." good morning. it's 4:30. slow moving storms with drenching rains are heading our way. get ready for a super soaker in some areas. meteorologist be be has the -- bill evans has the accuweather update. >> the mayor says the lease gone nares disease is under control. the city of ferg is of a flair again one year after the killing of michael brown.
>> i'm michelle charlesworth. >> i'm ken and lori have the day off. >> you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans. >> a look across the hudson river to the lower east side we have cloudy skies. we are looking at a temperature of 75 degrees. on the muggy side with a southerly wind coming up. kingston 72. 71 around white plains and 72 around belmar. so, we have a flood watch. a flash flood watch in effect. that means heavy downpours of rain could create flooding at any time. that is new haven, fairfield county, rockland, westchester and new york state, the five boroughs of new york city and urban areas of new jersey, essex, hudson, passaic, bergen. the rain is off to the west. it will slight eastward and at times that is going to be heavy with flooding on roadways you see around great nick, the l.i.e. there is a shower in advance of that.
it's an all day event. a slow moving mass of rain. it could create flooding at any point. allow for extra travel time. heather has issues at 4:32 in the morning. >> today is the day to utilize mass transit systems. before we get to that, let's go to the mans and talk about the new jersey turnpike western spur north near 15-e an overturned tractor trailer. west on route 78 near exit 56 an accident being cleared. henry hudson parkway south, mosholu there was a tree down that has been cleared away. most of the mass transit systems are on or close to schedule. 7 trains you have track work. street cleaning rules are in effect. shirleen over to you. >> heather, thank you. now to the deadly out yolk of leg gobs -- yoke break of legionnaires' disease. two more cooling towers testified positive for the bacteria that causes the disease. eyewitness news reporter kala
rama is live in the bronx at the opera house hotel with the latest, kala? >> reporter: the opera house hotel seems to be at the center of this with at least six possibly being linked to the cooling towers here. let's look at the latest numbers. the airborne disease has infected at least 113 people since early july. leg none nares killed 12 people and 12 cooling towers tested positive for legionella. one of the places is the lawyer of jacobs nursing home. it's the he will tearily who -- elderly that is most at risk. when a tower tests positive it is cleaned and decontaminated. the mayor says the legionnaires outbreak has been contained. >> we have no evidence over the last few days of any new cases of legionnaires.
the last day someone became sick with legionnaires was august 3rd. as we go through every passing day with no new sicknesses, it's a promising sign. >> reporter: city council hopes to have a deal done by thursday. they have a hearing today to hash out more of this new legionnaires legislation. live in the bronx, kala rama, channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you. developing, it has been another night in ferguson, missouri. police made nearly two dozen arrests as the demonstrators blocked traffic, threw rocks and water bottles as well. a state of emergency was declared after gunfire erupted sunday night at a march to commemorate the fatal police shooting of an unarmed man, michael brown, one year ago. shirleen? >> michelle, new this morning,
police want your help catching a man who pretended to be one of them. take a look at this video. here is the suspect running in a bronx alleyway friday morning. police say he and another man knocked on their victim's apartment door and told the man they were officers. they pushed their way inside, handcuffed the victim, threatened him with gun and robbed him. one suspect was caught. a man in new jersey is in critical condition after being struck by a hit and run driver. that driver is still on the loose. police say the victim was hit riding his bike on beech street in paterson. eyewitnesses say the driver showed no compassion for the victim and left him bleeding in the street. >> the guy came out of the car, looked at him and left. just took off. no feelings whatsoever. didn't look back. police are interviewing witnesses and are looking for clues. >> reporter: this morning we want to show you an attack caught on video and released to the local police on facebook.
a man in new jersey confronting another driver. three people got out of the car, beat and stabbed the driver with his family watching. now the search is on for the attackers in the ocean county town of brick. josh einiger has that story. >> reporter: the video picks up at the end of the altercation when it reached the most violent point. two men and a woman beat and stab their vick then ran -- victim then ran off to their own car. >> do not get involved with someone over a traffic violence. if you are in fear, keep your windows closed, drive to a safe location and call police. >> reporter: brick police chief released the grainy clip of video captured bypasser by in hopes you may recognize the assailants involved in a violent encounter last went. the victim called 911 before the physical confrontation but
after he yelled at the suspects for driving erratically. that's when they started to follow him. >> explained they were in a verbal dispute in point please sand and the vehicle was driving aggressively. he was in fear. >> reporter: police say he got out of his car to confront the other driver who was joined by his two passengers so it was three on one one of the attackers had a knife and stabbed the victim three times before the suspects drove away toward route 70. the dark colored acura has new york plates, the new empire gold kind but police don't have the plate number. >> they stabbed somebody and could have caused severe bodily injury to that person. >> reporter: no one is saying it was a good idea for the victim to get out of his car in the first place. he was in the end very lucky his injuries were just superficial in nature. as for the suspects, they were last seen driving in a dark colored acura sedan with tinted windows and new york plates. if you recognize them from that
video, police are hoping to hear from you. in brick, new jersey, josh einiger, channel 7 eyewitness news. a commuter alert for you happening now. closures on the george washington bridge for drivers heading out of new york city. new jersey bound lanes on the other level are closed until 5:00 a.m. they continue every night through saturday to remove construction platforms. next week they will switch to the inbound lanes. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and beginning with bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> good morning. here we go. midtown manhattan, we had a few showers around this morning across the area. into the day, there will be more. they will build from the west. you need your rain gear and be aware there is a flash flood watch in effect as we look from our corner of the world from the upper west side. a temperature of 73 degrees. temperatures are -- feel muggy outside.
warm air surge go ahead of this rain. the rain is around passaic and bergen county, shower around oyster bay. heavy rain back to sussex and warren and hunterdon. the rain sweeps through the area in the next hour or to and it will be heavy. showers, thunderstorms, heavy downpours of rain, gusty winds out of the south. temperatures will be around 80 and into the 70s. you got to have your rain gear. allow us travel time. don't drive through standing water. there will be a lot of that. there is a flash flood watch in effect today. heather has your issues this morning. shirleen was talking about the george washington bridge and outbound lower level construction. it is closed down. the upper level is your alternate moving into new jersey, not a bat alternate. let's go to the maps, overturned tractor trailer on the new jersey turnpike western spur north near 15-e. 78 local lanes west near exit 56, that
is another accident being cleared. long island railroad, new jersey transit on or close. metro north bridge work in bridgeport on the waterbury branch. taking mass transit is a great idea for today. 7 trains, no trains between queensboro and time's square because of track work. grand central parkway westbound getting into the kew gardens interchange, another accident being cleared away. north concourse to yankee stadium, long term construction going on there. that can cause a delay for you. brooklyn bridge closed to manhattan because of overnight construction. should be reopened by 6:00 a.m. manhattan bridge, williamsburg doing okay. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. shirleen and michelle, over to you. >> thank you, heather. still ahead on eyewitness news this tuesday morning, a home exploded and came crashing down. what caused this may surprise you. >> a truck driver takes police on a wild high speed trace in
sprawling complex for families. a massive explosion caught on camera. dash-cam video shows a car that crashed into a home after colliding with a hit and run driver. giants later a fireball. everyone in the home and car survived. meteorologist bill evans joins us with the exclusive accuweather forecast. lots to talk about this morning, bill. >> no question about it. here is our camera here in astoria, queens. and we are looking down the east river this morning. we will look at showers and thunderstorms that will be heavy for the morning commute across the area.
this will continue into the afternoon. the heaviest and the worst part of it will be this morning for the morning commute. that's when we can see the heaviest downpours of rain across the area. the current temperature 73 degrees. wind is southerly at 5. pressure right at 30. decent conditions before this front gets here with the showers and thunderstorms. sun is up at 6:00. right at 6:00 is when we will see the heaviest of the rain through the area. right now we got a slow moving area of showers and thunderstorms bringing drenching downpours. heaviest rain by dawn through 6:00 midday. flash flooding of streets, highways, poor drainage areas in these heavy downpours of lane. north port 72 as well as massapequa. 72 belmar and toms river. the numbers are mild. the wind is out of the south and really pumps up the moisture here ahead of the rain that is coming.
here is the stormy 7. a front to the west. certainly it's less humid and drier air clash wearing this surge of humidity. this front will push through tomorrow and that will give us cooler, drier air, particularly drier air to end the week. a flash flood watch means that at any time these heavy downpours of rain can create flash flooding or quick flooding in an instant across the area. that's from westchester through rockland county around fairfield to new haven. five boroughs of new york city, passaic, bergen, essex, hudson. the heaviest rain is surging up along this boundary here. it will come up and through the area this morning into the city in the next hour or so. that puts us toward 6:00. a couple of showers running up along i-95 in connecticut and into westchester county, across the l.i.e. to the northern state. futurecast, our computer guidance shows the heaviest rain getting here at 6:00 this morning, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00,
heavy for the morning commute. particularly in northern new jersey, up the hudson river valley, spring brook, 687 -- sprain brook, 687 and 91 up to hartford. heavy rain. this afternoon a band of showers swings through. here is the accuweather seven- day forecast. showers and thunderstorms today. tomorrow it's warmer. 85. the front pushes through. maybe a shower tomorrow afternoon. very spotty. but it's less humid with sunshine on thursday and warm back up on friday. we are looking at a hot and humid august summer's weekend coming up with a shot at a thunderstorm in the afternoon on saturday. preparing now, grab your rain gear. you need the umbrella. if you travel by car, allow for extra time. >> on that note, let's see how the roads are looking with you, heather? i would give yourself extra time. take mass transit if you can do that.
it is a good alternate on days like today. we have a headache in queens. traveling on the grand central parkway, it's closed westbound union turnpike into the kew gardens interchange of because of that accident. b.q.e. the ramp to the brooklyn bridge is closed down. brooklyn bridge into the city is closed down because of overnight construction. manhattan bridge, williamsburg doing fine. we have a problem here on the new jersey turnpike's western spur as you head to the northbound side over here by 15- e an overturned tractor trailer. they will have the signage pushing you to the eastern spur. that is another way for you to go. 78 on the westbound side, local lanes near exit 56, that is another accident being cleared. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. michelle, over to you. >> all right, heather, thank you. in anticipation of those showers coming, here is a live look at road cam 7 on the henry hudson parkway. sprinkles coming down, the
roadway is getting wetter. take it slow on this accuweather alert day. if you can take mass transit and maybe switch gears, make a different plan ahead of the rain coming our way, maybe do that. disaster areas have been declared on stretches of rivers in colorado and new mexico after that toxic waste leak involved millions of gallons of contaminated water. the orange colored waste stream spans 100 miles. the color comes from high concentrations of arsenic, lead and other heavy metals. epa workers caused this. they accidentally triggered the spill last week inspecting an abandoned mine. environmental officials say the river will be closed another week. and what a waste of a good car. this is how parts of denver looked as massive thunderstorms rolled through dumping two inches of rain. no injuries have been blamed on the storms but centennial
airport reported a hangar partially collapsed under the weight of the rain and hail that came down. a bulky box truck got loads of attention from the california highway patrol as it barreled through the heart of the los angeles freeway network. the stolen truck traveled 200 miles packed with an illegal load of desill fuel hitting speeds of 75 miles per hour. the driver finally headed up on to the shoulder slam into a guardrail and bailing out on foot. but his get away attempt didn't work. police had plenty of manpower and a helicopter above to keep the driver from outrunning them. former los angeles clippers owner donald sterling will spend a lot of time in court. sterling is former girlfriend v stiviano. he claims his privacy was violated when vive stiviano recorded his comments about black people.
he is suing his league and his estranged wife over the sale of the clippers and last week he filed for divorce from his wife shirley. there is an ogden situation in utah -- there is a situation in ogden, utah. a home opened the doors to about 100 families. it provides medical and dental care and a special area for those with substance abuse. it is open 247 and separates on a simple premise. >> we will shelter anyone at any time regardless of what their issue is. we will take them. we want them to come here. >> beautiful. blue my mind -- blew my mind. >> the project cost $7 million. most of the money came from private donors.
it has been one year since actor robin williams was found dead inside his home in california after battling addiction and depression and facing a new diagnosis of park sin sons. he hanged himself one year ago today. his widow and children are slowly settling their battle. they say his death they hope has helped make other families aware of the need to deal with depression. he was 63 years old. >> i met him. what a lovely man he was. really sad. a brazen gas station robbery caught on camera. police say the suspect got away with hundreds of dollars. we have you to see. >> also ahead, a dock worker who was killed on the job after being hit by a piece of equipment. ment this morning her grieving
family speaks out. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. i'm meteorologist bill evans in the weather center. here is the accuweather forecast radar. rain is on the way. rain back to pittsburgh. this rain will be slow moving and it will be with us for a good part of the morning.
temperatures are in the low 70s. we are looking at about 73 around newark to elizabeth to staten island. a southerly wiped pumping up the moisture. you see the humidities are in the 7 owes. -- 70s. showers wind down this afternoon until 7:00 this evening. weather then heather. she has issues. >> we are busy in the traffic center. let's go to the maps and tell you what is happening. new jersey turnpike western spur north at 15-e overturned tractor trailer. 78 westbound in the local lanes at 56 that accident. we had a big problem on the grand central. the b.q.e. ramp to the brooklyn bridge is closed down. grand central is open west at the kew gardens interchange. that earlier accident has been cleared away. brooklyn bridge is closed to manhattan. no major problems manhattan bridge, williamsburg. willis avenue bridge an accident being cleared. street cleaning rules are in
effect today. shirleen, over to you. >> heather, thank you. we are seeing video this morning of a terrifying hold up in the bronx. police say a man with a gun stormed a gas station in mott haven, pointed a gun at the clerk and ran off with a thousand dollars in cash. the robber is still on the loose. on long island, a worker at an assisted living center will be arraigned on charges she stole money from a 90-year-old woman man police say she grabbed the clark out of the victim's pocketbook. clark was supposed to be giving the woman medication. a nearly 4-year-old faa study may cause concern among air travelers today. >> this is an old study. the 2012 report just released yesterday reveals chronic fatigue among air traffic controllers by long
schedules and short turn around time. 20% admitted making significant errors like allowing planes fly too close to each other. more than 60% of controllers said they fell asleep driving to or from work on midnight shifts. the faa requires now nine hours between certain shifts. that's just between shifts. we are closing in on 5:00. just ahead on "eyewitness news this morning,," new information we learned overnight on the legionnaires outbreak in the bronx. we are live at what is considered the epicenter of the outbreak. >> grab your umbrella and it is
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good morning. we are tracking a storm system hitting the area right now. >> thunderstorms through the morning commute. don't leave home without your rain gear. this is a live look at road cam 7 on the henry hudson parkway in the bronx. stay with meteorologist bill evans for updates throughout the morning. >> windshield wipers going. sprinkle coming down already. new focus at the epicenter of the legionnaires outbreak. good morning, everyone, i'm michelle charlesworth. >> i'm shirleen allicot. today is tuesday, august 11th.
lori stokes and ken rosato are off today. >> you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> here we go. we take a look outside from our camera in midtown looking south. cloudy skies. good visibility looking toward one world trade. you can't really make out staten island. you can see on the far the screen the statue of liberty. you can see the camera bouncing a bit with a southerly wind. five boroughs, nassau, coastal connecticut. weather service figured out there is heavy rain on the way now. with that going on, there you see it. a big band of rain producing some rainfall amounts, around an inch an hour in local spots. showers running up across long island sound, 95. looking at 75 by 8:00. showers and storms heavy.
could gust higher around with the thunderstorms. could knock out the power with downed trees and power lines and heavy downpours and flooding rains. flash flood watch in effect through the day. it could flood at any point. heather is looking at your commute. she says to take mass transit. she told me to go home and stay under the bed. >> take mass transit to get there, please. >> let's go to the maps. a situation on the new jersey turnpike western spur north near exit 15-e an overturned tractor trailer. west near 56 an accident. we have the harlem river drive a b.q.e. northbound the ramp to the brooklyn bridge is closed with construction and a grand central reopened in the kew gardens interchange area. an accident cleared away. brooklyn bridge is closed into manhattan. our mass transit systems are running on or close to schedule. that's the way to go this morning. all that construction cleared
at the hudson river closings. street cleaning rules are in effect. new information on the legionnaires outbreak that lead to the deaths of 12 people in the south bronx. we have more specific knowledge about the building at the center of the worst outbreak. today the city council debates new legislation on cooling tower regulations. kala rama is live at the bronx opera house hotel in the bell rose section. >> reporter: seems like the opera house hotel is at the center of this outbreak with six cases possibly originating from their cooling towers. let's take a look at the latest numbers. we heard from the mayor and the airborne disease has infected at least 13 people since early july. two more cooling towers than last week.
one of those places is the daughters of jacob nursing home. terrible news considering it's the elderly most at risk. we want to point out that every time a tower tests positive it's cleaned out and decontaminated. the mayor says the legionnaires outbreak has been contained. >> we have no evidence over the last few days of any new cases of legionnaires. the last day someone became sick with legionnaires was august 3rd. so, as we go through every passing day with no new sicknesses, it's a promising sign. >> later today the city council will have a hearing to discuss and hash out the legislation and hopefully pass it by thursday to get to work. it would penalize anyone that doesn't clean out the cooling towers and get them registered with the city. around 6:30 there will be a town hall meeting discussing
the leg none nares disease in the bronx. kala rama, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you, kala. stay with eyewitness news for updates on the legionnaires outbreak and the investigation into the efforts to prevent any future cases. you can find the latest information any time at abc7ny and on our facebook and twitter pages as well. today u.s. senator -- senior u.s. senator chuck schumer explains his opposition to the nuclear clear with iran. he has been keeping a low profile. there is nothing subtle about the giant digital billboard thanking summer at time's square plaza sponsored by united against nuclear iran. shirleen? there is a state of emergency in ferg, missouri -- ferguson, missouri. tensions are high following a shoot out sunday night that
left one suspect in critical condition. kenneth moten has the latest. >> reporter: another night of unrest in the city of ferguson, missouri. officers stood shoulder to shoulder in riot gear on high alert overnight watching over protestors. st. louis county police say officers were hit with rocks and frozen water bottles as they worked to keep the peace during this state of emergency. police are trying to prevent a repeat of sunday night. dozens of shots fired. businesses looked. gun -- looted. gun battles with officers on the street. >> unfortunately this has been marred, all the good work happening on both sides of the street, marred by violence. that's why we have to be here and that's unfortunate. >> reporter: a day of civil disobedience. arrests made during demonstrations that blocked i-
70 yesterday and scuffles and protests at the federal courthouse. people demanding justice for brown and tyrone harris critically injured sunday night when police opened fire on the 18-year-old who shot at them first. his father not so sure. >> peaceful outing and from what i heard, he was with friends and the friends had confrontation and he just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. >> reporter: overnight no police officers were injured and two dozen people were arrested. kenneth moten, abc news, washington. >> stay with eyewitness news and abc news for the updates on the chaos in ferg. "good morning america" will pick up our coverage beginning at 7:00. the family of a newark dock worker killed on the job is looking for answers concerning what lead to the tragedy. port authority police say judy jones died after being hit by a piece of equipment shipping containers.
it happened friday at the apm terminal. no one has been charged. port authority police say the circumstances are still being investigated. her father says the 18 year veteran on the job knew how to stay out of danger. >> my daughter new all the safety features and everything because i taught her myself. apm says it is cooperating with the investigation. this presidential campaign season is barely underway and former texas governor rick perry is in serious trouble. his campaign is running on empty and fund-raising has dried up. perry's campaign workers are not getting paid. at his national headquarters in austin as well as in iowa, new hampshire and south carolina. perry's communication's director and others say they will continue working as
volunteers for now. r. governor cuomo's long time partner sandra lee is scheduled to go back into surgery today. she went into the hospital a week ago. on her facebook page, she was upbeat comparing her battle to tennis writing right now the ball is in my court and it's time for a mean back hand. you go. nail it. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. >> we take a look on the roof to midtown. cloudy skies. a morning where we will start out with that, clouds and showers around. the heaviest are to the west in western new jersey. and this morning p as you take a look -- and this morning as you take a look south, the winds continue to be out of the south gusting to about 20 miles per hour and probably higher around some of these storms. temperature 73.
flood watch in effect for the area. a flash flood watch because the rain through is sussex and warren county and morris county, that could be heavy enough to create flooding. it will slide eastward. showers and thunderstorms through the morning commute. a little sun breaking through. a pop-up shower or thunderstorm comes through. got to have your rain gear all day. start early and start often on your commute this morning. heather is looking at the commute. how is it going? >> and use mass transit. that's the other thing to that. >> let's go to a camera and the kew gardens interchange. that is the van wyck moving north and south. it's not doing badly there. you have the grand central parkway through the middle of the screen which looks like a good ride. over to the maps and take you can -- and talk to you about not so good a ride. this is near 15-e. local lanes
near exit 56 another accident. this one blocks the center lane. harlem river drive north an accident. we have mass transit systems running on or close to schedule. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. michelle and shirleen, over to you. >> heather, thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," two teenage girls now know the possible punishment they could face as they head to trial accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times. >> an update on the latest wildfire battle out west and the work to prevent one fire from joining another that is destroying thousands of acres right now. so you're telling me staples will give me everything on this list at the lowest prices? we have a 110% price match guarantee for back to school. look me in the eye and tell me staples has the lowest prices. staples has the lowest prices with our price match guarantee.
to please slender man will be tried as adults. lawyers for the 13 year olds wanted the cases transferred to juvenile court where the girls could face a maximum of five years detention. here is the difference. if they are convicted in adult court they face up to 65 years in prison. the victim of the attack was stabbed 19 times but survived. this morning president jerusalem wildfire in northern, california, swelled to 6,000 acres and continues to grow. the fire began sunday and remains at zero containment. more than 1,000 firefighters are trying to get control of the flames. crews are worried the jerusalem fire will connect with the nearby rocky fire that scorched nearly 70,000 acres. the rocky fire is 85% contained. a few hundred miles north, a train trestle fire in oregon forced businesses in the area to evacuate. smoke from the fire could be
seen for miles. no injuries have been reported. crews were placed at a nearby chemical plant as a precaution. >> thank goodness people got out of those areas. scary pictures. bill evans joins us with the accuweather forecast. hi, bill. >> we don't have any scary live camera shots yet. we have rain on the way that is coming from the west where you can see like that line of darker clouds just to the top of here, the chrysler building. that is the advancing line in western new jersey heading to the city. it will be here around 6:00. rainy morning. get your gear together. allow for extra travel time. temperature 73. humidity 73%. winds southerly at 9 and pressure dropping like a rock. we have a cold front advancing from the west. today the rare quality is good. letter u.v. index, hardly any sun today. rain will knock down the pollen. you don't have to worry about that. 70 around hanover to month clark.
73 teaneck to the meadowlands 63 sussex. 63 monticello. nuns are mild -- numbers are mild. air mass soupy. 8 miles per hour wind down the shore. flash flood watch has been extended to cover sussex and warren county and should have been placed yesterday. better late than never. what this means is that the flash flooding could take place anywhere. flash flooding is different from a regular flood watch. it could be rain developmens over a long period of time and creates flooding. this is quick in an hour or so, have very charlotte amount of time, heavy rain in sussex, warren, morris county southward down to the trenton area sliding eastward. that can create flooding along i-80. along i-84 and 80 here as well as 287 and along many of the major roadways. low lying areas, poor drainage areas. our computer guidance is showing that. heavy rain through jersey around 7:00, 10:00 very heavy
up the hudson river valley, the thruway here and 287, along 84. then we get to about noontime, 1:00, we get a break. it's heaviest from connecticut out to suffolk county to the twin forks this afternoon. then as we get into the evening commute, the heating of the available moisture that is around will pop up another thunderstorm or two until we get to sunset. then tonight we will clear out. tomorrow with this front pushing through, there is a pop up situation possible but it's mostly a dry day for the day tomorrow. then we see the humidity lowering. futurecast shows from 1/2 inch to an inch of rain. some shots we 0 show a big batch up the hudson river valley. letter boating forecast tells you how bad the weather conditions are. the rip current risk at the beach is high. it's not a beach day at all. waves in the atlantic 4 to 6 feet. small craft advisory, sca in effect. winds out of the south 15 to 20
with higher gusts to 30 and maybe even 40. not a beach day at all. today we have a front sliding eastward. it comes through tomorrow and then we got drier air that will be coming in to the area for thursday and friday. rainy and stormy. those who guys are in town. we have flash flooding possible. breezy and humid. 80. 70 this evening with an early storm then that is out of the way. let's say you are going to citi field for the mets game, that should be fine. those storms are out of the way about game time. sun and clouds tomorrow. warm day, 85. spotty shower is possible. accuweather seven-day forecast, less humid and nice on thursday. warm friday then good old august summertime weather for the weekend. grab your rain gear. you need the umbrella, the right shoes, all that stuff. >> all right. it could affect the commute as well. >> no doubt it will slow things down. start early. hello. let's go to the maps. it's affecting the commute. people are in a rush to get
where they are going. stop, slow down a bit. l.i.e. east near exit 35 you have an accident. b.q.e. northbound the ramp to the brooklyn bridge is closed down and then the brooklyn bridge is closed into the city. harlem river drive north the willis avenue bridge an accident. overturned tractor trailer on the new jersey turnpike western spur north near exit 15-e. we have mass transit running on or close to schedule. street cleaning rules are in effect. shirleen and michelle, over to you. >> thank you, heather. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning this tuesday morning, the big changes in the works at the largest bus terminal in the country to help you with the busy morning and evening commute. >> there is a new player in the tech try comprising all sorts of enterprises from a to z. the
changes you will see from it's an accuweather alert day. i'm meteorologist bill evans. let's get to the radar and show you where the rain is occurring. sussex, warren county, morris, through the catskills, sullivan, orange county, heavy rain monmouth, ocean and down to trenton and philly. rain all the way back to pittsburgh that hats to work through today. mostly this is for the morning. temperatures are in the 70s. 75 jamaica queens. we have a southeast to a southerly wind. humidities are moderate going on up to about high. taking the ferry over today, it
will be bouncy with the southerly wind during the day today. looking at thunderstorms this morning. a soggy lunch hour. still a thunderstorm later on this afternoon. heather is looking at the commute p. weather then heather. >> let's go to the maps. we have an accident on the l.i.e. it was off on the side of the road east near exit 35. that accident could have been cleared away. i was checking out a webcam. b.q.e. north the ramp to the brooklyn bridge is closed. a backup on the b.q.e. harlem river drive at the willis avenue bridge that is an accident. heading to the new jersey turnpike western spur northbound side near exit 15-e we have an overturned tractor trailer. then going on to 78 heading to the westbound side in the local lanes near exit 56 that is another collision. we have our street cleaning rules in effect today. shirleen and michelle, over to you. >> thank you so much, heather. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," the investigation into the crash that severely injured actor tracy morgan moves forward in a big way today.
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happening today the ntsb meets to determine the probable cause of the crash that involved tracy morgan. last june a walmart tractor trailer slammed into the back of a limousine carrying morgan and six other people on the new jersey turnpike. fellow comedian james mcnair ways killed in the crash. it left morgan in a coma for two weeks. a preliminary report determined the truck driver was speeding. on the money this morning, asian stocks take a dip. >> nikkei and hong kong hang seng index are down a fraction. >> there is a radical restructuring underway at google. >> abc's reena ninan and phillip mena have the morning business headlines. >> good morning. topping america's money, a shake up at google. >> the tech giant is forming a parent company called alphabet.
some businesses including you tube that were operating under the google umbrella will be part of alphabet. internet users will see no change. strong start to the week on wall street with the dow snapping a seven-day losing streak. >> the rebound was due in part to a major corporate deal by warren buffett. >> before spotify there was columbia house, a mail order music giant famous for the one cent deals. >> it likely sold its last album. a few years ago columbia house was pulling in more than a billion dollars a deal. >> i remember the one cent deals. >> that's america's money. >> no longer. coming up in the next half hour, new video in our newsroom of a serious crash on long island. an s.u.v. slammed into a set of gas pumps early this morning. >> meteorologist bill evans returning with the exclusive accuweather forecast.
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we are tracking a storm system that started hitting the area about an hour ago. this is a live look at the accutrack radar. don't leave home without your rain gear. >> road cam 7 is on patrol showing us the conditions we will face. a live look from the new jersey turnpike. you just saw it. a little bit of rain on the windshield. much more coming in the hours ahead. good morning, i'm michelle charlesworth.
>> i'm shirleen allicot. today is tuesday, august 11th. lori stokes and ken rosato have the day off. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic beginning with meteorologist bill evans. >> it just takes a couple of minutes. the rain is over us now as we look from our camera in astoria. it has darkened things up here. that is rain over us right now. that will drop the visibility around the area. so, temperature this morning is going to be around 73 degrees to start your day. a cloudy sky and rain now with a southerly wind across the area. you need your rain gear. 72 degrees around brick and long branch new jersey. 70 sayreville and wrightstown. looking at a morning where we start out with rain across the area creating what is a flood watch for fairfield and new haven counties, rockland, westchester county, five urban areas of new jersey.
flooding is possible inside of this a as we get going -- as we get going this morning. heavy rain for the morning commute tapering to showers by lunchtime. then another round of showers and thunderstorms possible this afternoon. weather then heather every seven minutes. what is your latest? >> i want to show you a webcam. traveling 80 through morris county, you can see we have a line of traffic on to the eastbound side people are taking it slow. this is clinton, i-78. no major accidents to report out here. we have another problem on 78. let's go to the maps. new jersey turnpike western spur north near exit 15-e overturned tractor trailer. 78 west near exit 56 the local lanes another being cleared away.
over to you. >> developing story to tell you about on long island. folks in the area can probably still smell the smoke where a truck crashed into a gas station on nasa road in the town -- nassau road in the town of roosevelt. the driver slammed into the station before 4:00 this morning. there was a small gas pump fire but that has been put out. we continue tracking the storm system entering the tri- state on this accuweather alert day. >> eyewitness news reporter darla miles is live in newark, new jersey, where the rain is just beginning to fall. darla? >> reporter: we have seen a light sprinkle the last hour but we are beginning to see the slow bands move in as bill has been talking about all morning. the intersection of fenwick and meeker here in newark, we are just east of newark liberty international airport. the newest major intersection is haynes and meeker.
that is a major road leading to the airport. as you can see, the roads are slick. it has been a light sprinkle but none of those downpours as of yet. people are getting up and out on the morning commute catching the bus driving. we will be monitoring the weather system as it moves in. >> reporting darla miles, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> umbrella out, thank you so much. >> you can find the latest information on the weather including radar and hour-by- hour forecast at abc 7/weather. send urena pictures of the -- send us your pictures of the storm when it starts raining in your area. police need help capturing a man that pretended to be one of them. this is the suspect running friday morning in a bronx alleyway. police say he and another man knocked on the victim's
apartment door and told the man they were officers. the pair pushed their way inside, handcuffed the victim, threatened him with gun then robbed him. one suspect was caught. in new jersey, police in brick hope that video can lead them somehow to the three people who stabbed a driver during a road rage independent last wednesday night. the video picks up the action at its worse with the victim on the ground. he called 911 to complain about another car's aggressive driving. then he made the mistake of getting out of his own car to confront that driver. that is when three people on the video attacked him. one of them with a knife. >> do not get involved with someone after a traffic violence. if you are in fear, keep your windows closed, drive to a safe location and call police. >> the three attackers drove off in a dark colored acura with new york plates.
the victim's stab wounds were super vicious and he is recovering. in new jersey, a bicyclist is in critical condition after he was struck by a hit and run driver. police say the victim was hit riding his bike on beech street in paterson. eyewitnesses say the driver left the victim bleeding in the street. >> the guy came out, looked at him and left. took off. no feelings whatsoever and didn't look back. >> police are interviewing witnesses. if you have any information on this, you are asked to call police. new this morning, a worker at an a seven-day forecast living center heads to court to face charges that she helped herself to an elderly woman's cash. odessa clark is set to be arraigned in nassau county. someplace last monday, clark grabbed money from the pocketbook of a 90-year-old woman in east meadow. clark was supposed to be in the woman's room to give her medication. also new this morning.
this happened in nassau county as well. you can see the two guys in the picture. police say they are wanted for armed robbery. pretty detectives say the pair took the cash register and phones from a cell phone store in uniondale. they also handcuffed a worker and punched him in the eye before leaving. if you know who the guys are, call police. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic beginning with bill evans and the accuweather forecast. >> here we go. clouds, rain around the area this morning. you see on our camera lens here at midtown looking south at four time's square, rain on the lens. sun up around 6:00. we will see more of that cloudy sky and rain around. but you see the planes are flying in the distance. you can see the planes. we will have a day where we have clouds, rain across the area. heather will have more of that for you this morning. we have rain this morning. you need your rain gear. temperature 73. we have rain, a could you recall wind.
southerly wind ahead of this band coming up into staten island, to essex, hudson, union county, flash flood watch in effect. be on the lookout for that. flash flooding, quick flooding in a short amount of time due to heavy downpours of rain. then a break and another band with showers and thunderstorms across the mountains of pennsylvania. that will be for this afternoon. rain all day long. the heaviest is this morning through the morning commute up until about 10:00. a break of sun, then another wave of rain and showers and thunderstorms comes through for the evening commute. it should be gone by sunset. weather and traffic together every seven minutes, what do you have going on. >> a little of this and that. some of the stuff is getting cleared away. let's go to the maps. mass transit is a good idea this morning. let's hope evening is the way it is right now. we have everything on or close to schedule. that includes the subway status. no major problems there. new jersey turnpike western spur, this is the biggest problem.
north of 15-e an overturned tractor trailer. take the eastern spur instead. b.q.e. northbound the ramp to the brooklyn bridge is closed. that is overnight construction. then the brooklyn bridge is closed leading into manhattan. manhattan bridge, williamsburg bridge no major problems. minor delays across the hudson river crossings. all of that overnight work has been taken care of. no surprise here, they have dropped the speeds at the tappan zee down to 45 miles per hour. that is because of the wet road surface. street cleaning rules are in effect. michelle and shirleen, over to you. >> thank you for that. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," donald sterling going back to court. the new lawsuit he has filed this time around. >> also ahead, the work to contain the toxic sludge making its way down a river turned gold when the river is expected
new information about the three men accused of luring women they met online and then gang raping them. another man has been pulled in on this. fernando sandell, isaiah riviera and joey cruz are formally charged with rape, robbery and strangulation. the men are accused in attacks on at least three women. the victims were lured, robbed and then sexually assaulted. another court case has been added to the docket of former los angeles clippers owner donald sterling. he is suing tmz and former girlfriend v stiviano. he claims his privacy was violated when stiviano recorded his remarks about black people that lead him to be banned from the nba. he is suing his wife shirley for the sale of the clippers and last week filed for divorce. disaster areas on the
stretches of rivers in colorado and new mexico after a toxic waste leak involving millions of contaminated water. it spans more than 100 miles. the color comes from high concentrations of arsenic, lead and other heavy metals. epa workers who were supposed to respond to toxic events triggered the spill. they caused letter spill last week while inspecting an a dan don't -- abandoned mind. the river will be closed another week. what a mess. >> let's see how the weather is looking back home. bill evans joins us with the accuweather forecast. >> we take a look outside. here is the chrysler building. this morning, the chrysler building is brought to you by chrysler where today you need a new boat. let's take a look across the east river. rain and showers this morning. we have good visibility.
you can see out to the here is the scene with our place on the upper west side. 66th street and columbus avenue. make sure you got the proper gear today. you need the umbrella, raincoat, boots, all that stuff. you need it all day long today. 72. humidity is high. it jumped up to the 780% range to 84%. pressure continues to drop like a rock. slow moving showers and storms this morning bring drenching downpours. heaviest rain through midday. flash flooding on streets. that means rain comes down quick and recrates flooding on the highways, poor drainage areas. another round of these storms for the afternoon. air quality will the u.v. index, hardly any sun out there at all. not a great beach day at all. political pollen count is good. the rain knocks down the pollen. around brookhaven 74. east hampton 73. 73 babylon. smithtown 74. that's where our temperatures are.
monticello the cool spot at 63. winds are out of the south here. that really pumps up the moisture, makes it humid. clashes with this front coming from the west where it's less humid and this air starts to filter in later in the day on wednesday. flash flood watch in effect here. that means flash flooding in that the rain comes down fast and hard, instantly creates flooding. there it is a flood advisory for the western part of new jersey through the day today. at any point we could get flooding. the heaviest rain is really catskills west of the hudson river valley and down south this keeps push into the city about 6:00 and starts to get heavier through the morning commute. futurecast will show that. our computer model is showing heavy rain into the hudson river valley down into the city from rockland, westchester, putnam, monmouth and ocean. 8:00 still heavy. heavy downpours of rain.
notice how it intensifies here. upper level support. the sun helps by 10:00. by noontime we start to get a break to the west. the heaviest rain is nassau, suffolk, connecticut here at noon then sliding eastward. notice as we get to the afternoon the sun will work to fire up more thunderstorms 3:00, 4:00, 5:00 then these should be gone by the time we get to sunset the area. we are looking at rainfall totals that -- because it comes down in a quick period of time could create flooding showing up on the computer model here. 2 inches of rain in sussex county. an inch, inch and a half around hudson valley, toms river. small craft advisory in effected, 4 to 6-foot waves. water temperature 72 to 77. not a beach day at all. rip current risk is high on the beaches today with the southerly wind. today ahead of this front we have showers and storms. 80 degrees. the front slides through tomorrow.
might be a sprinkle around that. but drier air comes out of this high-pressure ridge thursday and friday. rainy and stormy, flash flooding. breezy and humid today. tonight the early storms get out of the way. tomorrow sun and clouds, warm day. spotty shower possible. much much of the day is dry. the end of the week looks great. thursday and friday 84 to 87. friday we will kind of warm up. saturday upper 80s. west of the city spots making it 90 this weekend. there is a chance of a spotty storm around the area. get your rain gear today. as we say, a drain strain. >> a drain strain. i posted online, no cute shoes alert day. >> no. plastic hat thing that ties underneath. >> take it easy on the roadways, right, heather? you do.
we have a situation. let's get out this webcam. this is the goethals bridge. traffic that should be coming toward us is the inbound side into staten island. the goethals we have a disabled vehicle. then a big problem at the ed koch 59th street bridge manhattan bound an accident involving a coffee cart. everything is closed down brooklyn bridge into manhattan because of overnight construction. williamsburg bridge looks like a good alternate. we have street cleaning rules in effect today. michelle and shirleen, over to you. >> thank you, heather. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," the move today in an effort to improve your commute through the hudson
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amtrak is trying to drum up the cash for the gateway project that would build two new rail tunnels under the hudson river. the $14 billion project would double the rail capacity into penn station from new jersey and take some of the strain off the two existing tunnels which are more than a century old if you can believe it. the big dispute is over how to pay for it all. transportation secretary anthony fox will discuss it with governor chris christie and cory booker. amtrak says expect delays to continue until the tunnels are built and it will take until 2025 if they started today. actress kelly rutherford has been before a new york city judge this morning. her ex-husband has invoked an
emergency jurisdiction ruling to get his children back. rutherford was supposed to return the two children to their german father last wednesday. rutherford has been caught up in a bitter custody battle since she filed for divorce in 2008. a california judge ordered the children to live with their father in monaco temporarily but she says her ex turned temporary into a permanent situation. today marks one year since actor robin williams was found dead inside his california home. williams hanged himself after a long battle with addiction and depression. in addition to a new diagnosis he just received of parkinson's. his widow and children are slowly settling their battle over his estate. meantime, tributes continue for the academy award winner. earlier this morning, actress sarah michelle geller posted this on instagram, the pen much from the film "goodwill hunting" that is a memorial to williams.
i won his oscar for his role as professor shawn mcgwire. he was 63 years old. >> he has touched a lot of people. i'm sure we will see a lot of that on social media today. we continue our coverage of the accuweather alert in effect through the morning. it's our top story right now on our free news app. as you can see, road cam 7 is on the move on the new jersey turnpike.
you can see those windshield it's an accuweather alert day. let's take a look at the accutrack radar. heavy lines of showers are reaching from the western part of the hudson river valley down to the city and down the jersey shore. so, you see there around morristown to new brunswick, rutgers and morristown, that is-
morris county, that is sliding eastward. that will create flooding on roadways, the jersey turnpike, i 80, i-84 a band of rain that comes in here this afternoon. temperatures are on the mild side. 73, 74 degrees. humidity outside. these showers and thunderstorms will be with us all day. make sure you got your gear. >> i saw heather wearing a snorkel. >> i do that every day. let's talk about the ed koch, 59th street bridge an accident involving a coffee dart cart on the upper level into manhattan. brooklyn bridge is closed to manhattan with the ongoing construction. no major problems. williamsburg on or close to schedule. meadowbrook north near the southern state parkway, that is an accident. new jersey turnpike western spur north 15-e overturned tractor trailer. michelle and shirleen, over to you. >> thank you.
we are closing in on 6:00. the storms are ramping up outside. we continue our live accuweather alert coverage. heavy storms could cause heavy flooding throughout the morning and afternoon. >> federal crash investigators are set to reveal what caused a wreck on the new jersey turnpike that seriously injured tracy morgan. >> new details switch now, new york and get installed as early as today. mom switched. we switched. i switched to time warner cable and knew exactly when they were coming. thanks to their 1 hour appointment window. for $89.99 a month, you'll get 100 meg internet, hundreds of hd channels, and unlimited calling to the u.s., puerto rico, canada, mexico, china and india. and for a limited time, you could get a $300 reward card plus tv equipment and epix included. get installed for free as early as today.
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