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for more than a million new york city school students. we are live for the start of the new school year. >> it may feel like summer, though. temperatures in the 90s bring is us a rare september heat wave in the city. >> and taking historic ed sullivan theater, stephen -- i can't say it. he sits down with the presidential contender on his first night with the late show. >> you will get kicked out of new jersey. he is a fellow garden stater. >> i'm lori stokes. >> i'm ken rosato. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> good morning. happy wednesday. we are at dawn. let's take a look at the camera from asbury park, new jersey, down the shore, temperature 87 degrees. we like 70s but it should be 63 at this hour of the day. we are 14 warmer than normal.
even to the north and west out to monticello and around sussex and warren county, new jersey, should be about 53 as we enter september. 87 at noon. 91 this afternoon. feels like 91 to 98. it will be muggy at the bus stop. hot and steamy after school. we will talk about it in the forecast and thunderstorms tomorrow. the weekend as well. heather is looking at the commute. weather then heather. happy wednesday. >> happy wednesday to you. let's go to the maps. a trains uptown delays because of track work near hoyt street. that was running late. it was clear then happened again now the delay. northbound side of the b.q.e. eastbound into the brooklyn battery tunnel, disabled tractor trailer. brooklyn bridge should reopen shortly because of overnight construction just about cleared away. we will talk to you about what is going on here, fort south near 79th street, disabled vehicle causing heavy delays
from the 90s. street cleaning rules are in effect. lori, over to you. >> thank you. today the opening bell will sound for more than a million new york city schoolchildren as they head back to class for the new year. thousands of new york city's youngest learners won't be left out with the city putting in extra emphasis on universal pre- k. dray clark is live on staten island where the mayor will make the first stop today. dray? >> good morning, lori. almost that time to get up and get out. that is what my mom said to me fly fully. more than a million new york city school public students will be going back to school this year and this morning at ps 59, mayor de blasio and school chancellor carmen fur rhino will great the students. mayor de blasio has been passion -- pass shon nat about providing free all depree k.
that costs roughly 400 million a year. the universal preschool program was one of his campaign promises. this school year 65,000 students are enrolled in the program. there is even room for more. there are actually 80,000 slots available. so, right now they are reaching out to parents and in some cases going door to door to get more students signed up. meanwhile, many of the pre-k teachers are excited about the fresh and incoming school year. >> there is a joy and an energy in pre-k that i think is very unique. that's another big goal for us, fostering enjoyment and enthusiasm for school that they carry into kindergarten and beyond. >> reporter: here is a funny moment. yesterday the mayor's office released this video showing mayor de blasio preparing a classroom for the new school year. he sharp pens pencils, straightens out chairs and then
finally vacuums the rug before turning over the keys to a teacher and wishes that teacher good luck. so, they are excited and looking forward to the school year but they are at the same time very serious about the business of providing a great education for all students. mayor de blasio will be here on staten island scheduled to be here around 9:30 greeting parents and pre-k students. live this morning, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. vivers have to pay extra attention to speed. 1 when 0 speed -- 140 speed enforcement cameras close to schools. the cameras are part of mayor safety campaign. head to our web site for everything you need to know to help get your family back to school including 7 must have
gadgets for kids and some do it yourself gift ideas for teachers. check it out at abc7ny.com/back to school. new details this morning in a hit and run that killed a man in suffolk county last saturday. police arrested sequan johnson. investigators say he struck a man walking on redington street in bayshore. police charged johnson with leaving the scene of an incident involving a fatality. he is expected to face a judge this morning. for the first time this morning, we are seeing surveillance video of the thieves who broke into a bronx jewelry store through the roof. investigators say that this man is one of the burglars who cut a whole in the roof of a jewelry store on east fordham road. once in the suspects took $140,000 worth of cash and jewelry. surveillance video shows the black minivan police say the suspects took off in after the heist. also this morning a reward
of more than 12,000 dollars offered in the shooting of an aide to governor cuomo. gabay is in critical condition after a gang related shooting. brooklyn borough president eric adams vowed to look at safety issues surrounding the event. hillary clinton is getting frank about her e-mail controversy and taking responsibility for using a private server while secretary of state. >> had i done was allowed and aboveboard. in retrospect as i look back at it now as it was allowed, i should have used two accounts, one important father-in-law and one for work related e-mails. that was a mistake. i'm sorry about that. i take responsibility. >> mrs. clinton spoke with world news tonight anchor david muir offering and apology after
declining to do so a few days earlier. a few hours later mrs. clinton posted a similar apology to her supporters an facebook and twitter. the ongoing e-mail saga may be dragging clinton down in the polls. the latest survey shows support for hillary clinton dropping from 52% a month ago to 42% now. undeclared joe biden at 22% and senator bernie sanders at 20%, virtually tied for second. stephen colbert used his first late night show to bring out his first guest republican candidate jeb bush. he said it would be one of the times he didn't have to share the stage with 16 other people. >> i am say something her reparticular. i don't think barack obama has bad motives. >> you were so close to getting in the class. you were this close. you have to pause until they clap then hilt them with what
they don't -- hit them with what they don't want to hear. >> his first show ran overtime. he caught bush off guard when he suddenly wrapped up the interview. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> for those still clinging to summer, we have a picture to show you. first the fort lee side of the george washington bridge. looking to the sunrise in the east, a hazy lazy crazy looking morning. it's humid and warm. still hanging on to summer, here is asbury park and the beach. you see folks on the boardwalk, on the beach this morning. the temperature is 77 degrees. it should be at 63 for this hour of the day, this time of the year. humidity should be low, crisp feel, september like. one more day of the 90-degree weather. a cold front is coming from the west. that will get here tomorrow with showers and thunderstorms. today it will feel like 95 to 98. be careful once again.
into the afternoon, hot and humid. after school we have a shot at a thunderstorm north and west. it will be 91. the real feel 91 to 98. driving lots of water after school. your favorite sports drink. heather is looking at the commute. what do you have going on. >> i have a mess to show you. take a look at a webcam, i can show you the b.q.e./gowanus expressway on to the inbound side is just a sea of brake lights. then as you go to the fdr southbound that is traffic moving away, this is in the 90s. this delay takes us to the 70s. we will head to the maps, traveling up the b.q.e. northeast at atlantic avenue a disabled vehicle. southwest at the brooklyn battery tunnel an accident is being cleared away. street cleaning rules in effect today. ken and lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," students heading back to class in
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new details 0 the -- on the shrine bombing in bangkok. he admits he met a man outside of a train station and handed him a bomb. the meeting occurred before the blast last month. the network that carried out the terror attacks has ties to extremists in china and turkey. police in arizona are warning drivers to be hyper vigilant after nine incidents of projectiles hitting vehicles in the past ten days. one of the targets was a police sergeant. this is the aftermath that the phoenix sergeant had to deal with after someone shot up his car. the officer was not injured. what are projectiles? it could be a bullet or something else. the fbi and atf joined the investigation.
the kentucky clerk has been released from jail. kim davis' attorney said she will not be in the office today but may return later this week. the judge that ruled her warped her not to interfere with the deputy clerks giving out the licenses. time for a check on the accuweather forecast. >> meteorologist bill evans has gone out to the sweaty weather. >> the feel is stuffy this morning, you can feel it the moment you walk out the door. all you need is the heat. first day of school, take the kids to the beach. 77 degrees. humidity 79%. that is high. the humidity is high. even when the sun comes out and burns off that, looks like 50, 60% range for that humidity. that will be muggy. high humidity today.
a thunderstorm is possible inland away from the coast. but a potent front comes in tomorrow with locally heavy rain, particularly in the afternoon and evening. the front exists thursday into friday. friday will be a great day with low humidity. 76 up to white lanes and rockland county. the temperature should be 63 in the five boroughs of long island, coastal connecticut and 53 to the north and west. we have the moisture pumped up with a south to a southwest wind. off to the west there is a shower along a frontal boundary. with the front coming in, that gives us the thunderstorm threat tomorrow. futurecast shows later today a pop-up shower or thunderstorm. if you are at a baseball game or u.s. open, there is a threat. tomorrow evening there could rainouts around. the front fires up the thunderstorms through tomorrow evening, tomorrow night. the front is through the area thursday night and sets us up
for a nice weekend. some of the rainfall totals jumped up over an inch or so to a couple of inches. we have much needed rain. we are seven inches short of normal rainfall up to this time of year. this afternoon 95 to 98 with the real feels outside. muggy, humid, stuffy and quite humid. kids at school today, take your backpack, fill it with ice. that is the best thing to do. 91. hot and humid after school. sports take frequent breaks. make sure kids get a lot of water. then tomorrow thunderstorms after school and tomorrow night they could create flooding across the area into tomorrow night. 91 today. real feel 95 to 98. a scattered thunderstorm is possible north and west of the city this afternoon and maybe one around tonight. tomorrow is a humid day with showers and thunderstorms.
a cooler day. high of 78. then looking at about 81 friday. 79 saturday. those will be good days. a shot at a shower on sunday. >> it's humid out here. i may have to ring myself out. >> bill ken was saying that you look glossy. >> glossy? >> yeah. >> you got that glow, honey. >> go fan yourself. >> exactly. thank you, sir. let's check in with heather. >> let's go to our subway status and tell you what is happening if you normally head out and take the a trains, you can expect uptown delays because of track work near hoyt street. on or close new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north. we have a disabled truck on the l.i.e. westbound side. the outer roadway near exit 23 a disabled truck.
delays are starting to build as you get into that spot with that disabled truck being worked on. we had a disabled vehicle at 79th street. that has been cleared away. we have a bit of a delay heading down as everybody is trying to recover from the earlier delay. brooklyn bridge reopened inbound. fdr drive delay, not as bad as earlier. the disabled vehicle has been cleared. street cleaning rules are in effect. lori and ken, over to you. thank you. it is a big day for apple fans. the next round of new products will be unveiled in a couple of hours. >> abc's reena ninan and candace gibson have a presue. >> in techbytes, today is the annual apple product reveal. no new iphones bus improved versions. >> and we expect upgrade to operating system and siri and we may see some new ipads. 5 g is coming to verizon.
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u.s. markets rebounded to start the shortened trading week posting the second biggest gains of the year. dow with a gain of nearly 400 points. nats dach begins 128 points higher. s&p 500 48 points up. >> futures are very much higher. lead in part by markets overseas. nikkei shot up nearly 8%. that is the biggest gain in a decade. hong kong hang seng index gained 4%. several high profile departures at united airlines are the latest fall out from the traffic scandal at the gwb. the company's ceo along with two vice president's both stepped down. that is part of the justice department's investigation into the port authority and the airline. united is accused of improperly trying to influence port authority officials who control newark airport.
that is a big hub for united. chipotle will open three hours early today but it's not to serve breakfast. the fast food chain will be holding hiring fairs hoping to add 4,000 workers. all locations will open three hours earlier at 8:00 a.m. most will be employed at existing chipotle locations but they plan to open 200 new restaurants this year. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> here is what we will be looking at. temperatures today around 91. we are looking at a thunderstorm for tomorrow and as we head to the weekend, we will be looking at temperatures that will be cooling off and humidities will be dropping. today, it will be 82, 85. 91 in to about 4:00. then the humidity will be oppressive today. so, it's only one more day and the third heat wave of the summer. we will talk about the weekend
in detail in your accuweather seven-day forecast. how is it, hart. >> messy traveling through brooklyn. take a look at this webcam. this is the gowanus expressway up to the b.q.e. near where the prospect comes in to the b.q.e./gowanus. northbound near the brooklyn battery tunnel, we had a disabled vehicle reported. now we are hearing about an accident in that same spot. we will keep an eye on this for a while. we have a closure plainfield between valley and horseshoe. this is a water main break. a heavy thoroughfare, especially for those going to the business park there. we have street cleaning rules in effect. lori, over to you. >> thank you, heather. queen elizabeth is being given a warm welcome in edinburg as the uk celebrates her new record for longest raining british monarch -- reigning british monarch.
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when will we get a break from the summer heat. good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> i'm lori stokes. it's wednesday, september 9th. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. hey, bill. >> good morning, lori and ken. good morning, everybody. good morning, heather. >> it's hazy at ghost that many this morning to greet the kids. others are back for a second day. we have haze, clear skies, 77, southwest wind at 3. 67 in kingston and poughkeepsie where it should be 53 degrees. new city 71. armonk 65. westchester county 71. 77 in the park where it should be 63 degrees. well, it's hot, humid. the high 91 will feel like 95 to 98. all right. there you go. lunches are packed, ready to go. thunderstorms tomorrow, heather. what do you have going on.
>> i have a heavy delay on the b.q.e. going to the maps, b.q.e. northeast near the brooklyn battery tunnel we have an accident being cleared. first it was a disabled vehicle. they got that cleared away. now an accident. bronx river parkway northbound the ramp to the eastbound side of the cross county parkway, we have an accident on the ramp. the a trains we have uptown delays. track work near hoist street and long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit trains are on or close to schedule. planning to use a path train, they are doing fine. minor delays george washington bridge. 15 minutes apiece at the lincoln and holland. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. ken, over to you. >> thank you, heather. many parents may call it the best time of the year. but most students dread the end of summer and the start of the new school year. >> new york city public schools are back in session today including one school building seriously damaged in a gas explosion just a couple of weeks ago. eyewitness news reporter kala
rama is live at j.f.k. hymn in marble hill, kala? >> reporter: lori, good morning, now is about the time the students are getting out the new first day of school outfit to get ready, right? j.f.k. will be open. there is no damage out here. you can see how inn tense the blast was. the windows blown out from the gas fueled explosion. back in june work began to upgrade the science labs here. construction crews triggered the explosion injuring about three workers. j.f.k. is made up of seven schools with 4,000 students. if the school at the kennedy campus was not ready, they would have been
different schools. the students will file through the doors in a little while. school starts at 8:45 this morning. schools in clifton will be closing early due to the heat. teachers and students in clifton found themselves sweltering yesterday as temperatures soared into the 90s. classrooms have no air- conditioning so the amount of learning that got done was minimal. >> the teacher has been moving us a lot because it's hot. >> a number of connecticut communities closed their school next to the heat. other school districts have not announced their plans. >> most new york city students will not have the same trouble with the heat wave. we asked the department of education about their plans.
in a statement, a representative told us the 95% of the school buildings have instructional space. principals will work with the doe and school staff in order to keep rooms cool and ensure that water is available. we have received lots of photos from eyewitness news return to school. this morning we would like to see the creative ways parents are filling their children's lunch boxes. you may see the photos on the air. developing now, investigators are on the scene after a fierce flame forced dozens of passengers off a plane on a las vegas runway. two dozen pretty morning were treated for minor injuries after evacuating the jet yesterday. the faa said the plane's left engine caught near sending thick black smoke and flames shooting out of the side of the jet.
passengers and crew members jumped on inflatable slides to escape. >> we were gaining speed to take off and i heard a big thug. i opened up the cover of my window and saw flames on the engine. >> the plane was heading to london at the time. flights were delayed into the airport for about two hours. the ntsb is searching for the cause of that fire. manslaughter charges after getting in a fight with an apartment building worker. it happened on 432 park avenue south in manhattan. police say 58-year-old roger belan collapsed after fighting. he was taken to the hospital. that is where he died. it is not clear what sparked the fight. police say a man tried to rob a deli on the upper east side armed with a shotgun. it happened yesterday morning at the elim deli cafe. he demanded money and cocked the gun several times.
the gun apparently jammed and the man took off empty handed. nobody got hurt. today city officials will decide whether new york restaurants make a groundbreaking menu change. they will vote whether new york base the first city to add a salt warning symbol on the menus. the brack and white salt shaker would go next to items that contain the recommended daily sodium limit. restaurant owners say the increase in warnings on those menus simply might cause confusion for diners. there is a chance for 20,000 people to get tickets to see the pope when he visits philadelphia but they will have to act fast. yesterday it took only two minutes for ten thousand tickets to be snatched up. three tickets for the clothing festival of the world meeting of families will be available at 4:00 this afternoon. tickets for the pope's sunday mass will be up for grabs tonight at 8:00. tickets for both events will be
available at the web site world meeting 2015.org/tickets. eyewitness news will be there for the pope's historic visit to washington, philadelphia and new you can find more information at abc 7 ny.com/pope. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans with the exclusive forecast. >> look how hazy. a few clouds. a yellow sky. the school buses roll and kids get going. a look at flushing bay. you can see to long island sound. good visibility across the park. here is the view from four time's square looking south. a lot of humidity. a lot of haze. this will burn off. the atmosphere will be sticky, steamy, stuffy today. it is 78. we are looking at 78, 77 degrees with the haze out there across the area. back to the great lakes we are kind of clear. this front will come in with
showers and thunderstorms. we are looking at 80 at 10:00. noontime 85. 90 this afternoon. the real feel with the humidity 95 to 98. hooligan alert at the bus stop. these kids are waiting for you dressed for school. one will break out in sweat with that long sleeve shirt on. >> the sassy one. >> i never would have had that long sleeve on. >> no, you would not. >> heather is going to lie to you, maybe not about the l.i.e. >> i can tell you the l.i.e. looks good through commack. a little volume but seriously it's moving welcome paired to this shot -- compared to this shot of the b.q.e. inbound northbound side completely jam packed. we will head to the maps and explain what is going on. b.q.e. northeast at the brooklyn battery tunnel an accident is being cleared away. we had accidents in this spot, disabled vehicles in this spot all morning long.
i don't know what is causing these crashes but i would keep my eye on that. subway status a train delays, track work near hoyt street. long island railroad, next, metro north doing fine. bronx river parkway ramp to the east county parkway an alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. lori and ken, over to you. >> thank you, heather. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," shocking allegations of child abuse at a day care center in the hamptons. state officials are taking
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in a few hours, a piece of the world trade center will find a home in new jersey. there is a ceremony at the tsa office at newark liberty airport. they are dedicating a piece of steel from the twin towers. residents in monroe are wondering what the future of their own town will look like after the town voted to annex
land to a hasidic village. they will get 164 acres from monroe after the heated vote. monroe residents marched through the town ahead of the meeting urging the board to vote against the land. both sides say they plan to sue after last night's decision. state officials are working to revoke the license of a suffolk county day care center where two employees were accused of child abuse. side by correct violations cited last month including several relating to the punishment of children. this comes after two workers were arrested and accused of force feeding children and slamming them on to the floor. this morning serena and venus williams are just sisters again. last night venus became the latest victim in her younger siblings march toward tennis history.
serenathe sister's combined success is the sister's greatest story in tennis. >> how we started, grew up and win championships and be, you know, such inspirations for so many women across the globe. it doesn't get better than that. >> serena has won 33 straight u.s. open matches. she goes for number 34 tomorrow in the semifinals. "good morning america" is coming up next. let's check in with respect robin roberts. >> blur from watching the match last night. >> yeah. >> it was worth it. >> it certainly was, lori. coming up, more details on the fiery scene at the las vegas airport. a british airways plane erupted in flames before take off. quick thinking saved lives and what could have caused the engine failure.
also ahead at abs -- an abc news exclusive. hillary clinton apologizing for using a private e-mail service admitting for the first time that it was a mistake. >> plus, apple's latest big reveal. they will announce several new products hours from now including a new iphone. an inside look at the event and how to cash in on your outlined products. sell them now. everybody will -- when the new phone comes out, that's when everybody trades -- >> i don't want to give up. >> i don't know what you do in the meantime if you sell your phone now. >> morse code. >> i got stuff on my phone. >> all right, you too. >> have al good show. >> thank you. time for a check on the accuweather forecast. >> meteorologist bill evans is live outside the studios on the upper west side.
>> it's live, buzzing out here. lots of folks are out. school is going on in the suburbs and around the area, they start at different times. today a humid day, warm day. hot and humid day. temperatures with the real feel of 95 to 98. today is the last day. day 3 of our third heat wave of the summer going out kicking and 77 degrees at the park. sunrise, sun getting up at 6:30. yes, the daylight hours are getting shorter. heather noted that. 77 degrees. humidity on the high side. a day with a west wind at 6 and southwest wind, pressure at 30. normal high 38. we are starting out at that. that let's you know it will be the hot day. another humid day today. thunderstorms tomorrow could be locally heavy. we are 7 inches short of rain for the year.
that front exits tomorrow night. nice front going into the weekend. 75 rockland county. 70s to 60s north and west. everybody is 10 to 15 warmer than normal with the southerly wind pumping up the moisture. without the haze, clear skies back to the great lakes. it's like a fall cold front. it will blast in tomorrow with heavy thunderstorms. there are the pop-up showers that may come up later today. kind of a wave from are the coastal sections. overnight that goes away. by tomorrow look how they build to the west with heavy downpours of rain. could be flooding on roadways, streets, highways, poor drainage areas. on futurecast, some spots get a lot of rain. this is the computer model. models are for guidance only.
comfy close for school kids at the bus stop, after school. sports after school, drink a drink. it will be a hot and humid day. tomorrow thunderstorms after school that could rain out stuff tomorrow evening and tomorrow night. 91 today. inland thunderstorm is possible. real feel 95 to 98. tonight a muggy night. maybe a pop-up shower. the front pushes through the area after midnight. we start with clouds friday. shine and low humidity. 79 saturday. sun and clouds sunday. back to more realistic temperatures. i think that is the end of the 90-degree temperatures for a while. >> what is that. >> better duck.
>> i thought it was a 747 going by. >> new labeling strip. >> not pleased with the forecast. let's go to heather. >> you will be pleased with mass transit. mass transit systems are on or close to schedule. long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit, path trains. uptown delays near hoyt street. on the l.i.e., i spoke too soon. we do have something going on now. westbound near exit 43 south oyster bay road and accident on the shoulder. believe me, it's not causing a delay at all. people are whizzing by that. b.q.e. northeast at the brooklyn battery tunnel, you have an accident being cleared away. we have heavy delays up the gowanus into the accident scene. then the bronx river parkway on the northbound side the ramp to the eastbound side of the cross county parkway, that is an accident. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. ken and lori, over to you.
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a texas state committee will discuss possible rules violence to a shocking end game hit on an official. two players from the high school slammed into the official last friday. the players say the official had used racial slurs on the field before the ref was hit. an assistant coach also allegedly told players the official needs to pay for cheating us. that coach has been placed on administrative leave.
a shot through the heart for bon jovi fans in china. they canceled the officers shows n. country. some say it's because the band used an image of the dalai lama as a backdrop five years ago. the courtroom artist that drew the not so flattering pictures of tom brady is upset that people are making a pretty penny off her work. the work during the deflategate work drew more than a few smiles. now they are making people a few dollars with images on phone cases, t-shirts and other items. rosenberg is saying she may have to head to court for a different reason. >> you can't let people get away with that. nobody contacted me to license these. i'm having a lawyer send out a cease and desist. >> rosenburg apologized to tom
binge eating disorder or b.e.d. isn't just over-eating. it's a real medical condition. and while the exact cause is unknown, certain chemicals in the brain may play a role. and, i learned that b.e.d. is the most common eating disorder in u.s. adults. when i binged, i felt completely out of control. i would eat really, really fast and eat so much during my binges. it was very upsetting. to learn more about b.e.d. go to bingeeatingdisorder.com. and talk with your doctor. hundreds of thousands of students in new york city are getting ready for the first day of school. >> eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live on staten island where the mayor will make a stop later this morning. >> good morning, guys. more than a million new york city public school kids will be going back to school this morning. and mayor de blasio and the
school chancellor, this will be the first stop. they are scheduled to be here around 9:30 to greet parents as well as the pre-k students. as you guys know, mayor de blasio has been very passionate about providing that all day free pre-k services for students costing the city about $400 million a year. but the universal preschool program was one of bill de blasio's campaign promises. this year 65,000 children are enrolled in the program. students. the program is in the process of reaching out to parents to convince them to sign up children for this free pre-k program. this being the first day of school, the mayor and school's chief will be here to make sure that everything gets off to a great start. live on staten island, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. with city schools reopening today, drivers need to know
that speed cameras are installed near schools in all five boroughs. 100 fixed cameras and 40 mobile cameras will be activated today and they will cover the hours for school and after school activities. the radar controlled cameras will track vehicle speeds a quarter of a mile in either direction then snap a picture of the speeder. >> the streets will be busier with buses and children heading to school. >> a final check with heather. >> i was saying that the long island expressway was quiet earlier. different story now. let's go to the maps. l.i.e. west near exit 43 an accident on the shoulder. wantagh going north near old country road and accident being cleared away. then this, the b.q.e. northeast near the brooklyn battery tunnel, a disabled vehicle, an accident. everything was cleared. now we have this accident, heavy delays as you head up through that spot. then that slow down on the bronx river parkway into the cross county parkway with an accident.
alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. so, keep it safe. >> all right, thank you, heather. >> it's all your fought. you said the l.i.e. was fine. >> we take a look outside. the weather will be fine. don't worry about it. hot and humid later own. you see the hazy look we have right now. 77 degrees. it will be hot. we get to 91 by 4:00 this afternoon. it will feel like 95 to 98. now, and thunderstorms. you will need your rain gear. we will look at what will be heavy thunderstorms that can produce an inch or two of rain. that can create flooding in the afternoon. friday and saturday are nice with temperatures a little closer to normal and lower humidities. make it a good day for yourself. let's go. >> thank you. that is the news for now. i'm ken rosato. >> i'm lori stokes. thanks for waking up with us.