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and coach passing away at his home in new jersey. this morning we look back on his life and career. >> the chairs are set up, the jumbo trons are in place for the pope's first public address on u.s. soil. >> and we are live in washington with a preview of the busy day ahead. >> and, good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> i'm ken rosato. thank you for joining us. it's wednesday, september 23rd. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic beginning with meteorologist bill evans and the accuweather forecast. >> it will be a really nice day today. a cool start. we have temperatures now as we start this day around 60 degrees. a calm wind, clear skies as we look down the east river. we will be looking at a morning where it's 54 brookhaven. 57 babylon. 46 around poughkeepsie and over to kingston and 43 in monticello. grab a sweater. grab a jacket. later on today it will get to 80 degrees and warmer tomorrow.
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heather, today is the first day of autumn t. i thought i would let you know that. >> i know that. >> feels like june. i know you like that. >> i'm happy it feels like june but the fact that winter is closer, not happy about that. anyway, let's show you how things are looking traveling on to the george washington bridge, something you could be happy about. no major problems inbound. the upper level is slower than the lower level. inbound side is moving left to right. mass transit is doing great long island railroad, new jersey transit trains subways moving with no major problems at all. we showed you the george washington bridge how nicely it was moving. lincoln is okay. holland tunnel is doing just fine. alternate sides are suspended.
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>> good advice. thank you. breaking news. the loss of yogi berra passed away overnight at the age of 90. during his 18 years in the bronx he helped the yankees reach 14 world series capturing a record 10 titles. some of his greatest talents came off the field with countless yogiisms that have endured. career. >> reporter: we have been talking about the yogisms. my photographer loves a nickel ain't worth a dime any more. it's things like that that make the legend so important to us. now his legacy lives on. reporter: lawrence peter
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yogi berra was one of the most be loved figures and catchers to play the game. three times most valuable player, 15 holder of seven world series records. >> playing 17 years with the yankees, 14 world series and won ten of them. >> reporter: the most memorable moment, yogi jumping into the arms of don larson after the perfect game in the '56 series. opponents knew him as a pierce competitor. >> did a tremendous job. >> reporter: going givesms -- the man with the 8th grade education wound up being quoted by a president. >> deja vu all over again. >> where did these things come from. >> i don't know. i don't know i say them myself. >> reporter: as a manager, yogi
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is one of a select view to win pennants in the american and national leagues taking the mets to within one win of a world championship in 1973. he bass incensed -- he was incensed steinbrenner fired him. the two didn't patch things up for nearly 14 years. >> i hope you can except my apology. >> it's over. >> behind us. >> then a few months later. >> let's welcome home number 8 yogi berra, number 8. >> reporter: my favorite quote is love is the most important thing in the world but baseball is pretty good, too. he was a romantic. carmen, his wife, passed away last may. they were married for 65 years. his children released a statement saying they are happy they are together now. live outside yankee stadium, kala rama, channel 7 eyewitness news.
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>> quite a life. thank you. one of berra's last public appearances 90th birthday celebration in may. on montclair university in new jersey. this is a live look outside the museum in little falls. later this morning, the museum's interim ceo will address the media on the loss of the yankee legend. we posted the news on his passing on our facebook page overnight and received dozens of comments from fans. abc7ny. now to the papal visit as pope francis wakes up in the united states for the first time in his life today. president obama has planned an elaborate welcome ceremony for the holy father this morning just outside the white house. his visit to america, the first by a pope in nearly a decade
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pope francis arrived at the vatican's ambassador residence last night. security tight on every leg of his journey. tall fences line the perimeter of central park to keep him safe during the procession later this week. eyewitness news reporter rob nelson joins us live with more on the pope's day ahead. >> reporter: good morning. the pope had a quiet night staying at the vatican embassy in town. today brings a packed and public schedule expected to draw tens of thousands of people. reporter: president obama calls pope francis a transformative leader and the pope transformed his arrival motorcade into a statement opting to arrive in a small fiat. the pope has more to say to americans today starting with president obama. their meeting starts at 9:15 this morning. 15,000 guests are expected for the official welcome on the
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white house lawn followed by prayer at st. matthews cathedral. and there will be a papal parade in downtown washington leading up to the 4:15 mass at the basilica at the national shrine. preparations at the basilica are intense. the security measures seem modest compared to what new york has in store. the pope is expected to use this u.s. visit to raise questions about equality, the environment and the risks of unfettered capitalism. >> he is a ground breaker, a different kind of pope, the people's pope. >> reporter: because this is d.c. there will be a political under current to his visit. he will meet with president obama. they are expected to address several hot button issues, gay marriage, abortion, immigration to name a few. close attention will be paid to what the pope says during two other events when he addresses a group of 500 bishops in town and on thursday morning when the pope will address a joint
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meeting of congress. reporting live in d.c., rob nelson, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. the pope's arrival in washington matches up with the start of the catholic church's world meetings of families in philadelphia. 18,000 pilgrims from around the gathering. the mayor and archbishop opening. the meeting will conclude francis. you can find complete details about the new york leg of his trip at republican presidential candidate donald trump befriended stephen colbert. >> i want to thank you for not only being here but running for president. >> i will not say this stuff writes itself but you certainly
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do deliver it on time every day. >> well, after thanking trump for daily material, the pair played a game where they guessed who made certain out landish remarks in the past, colbert or trump. >> i'm just reading off the screen here some of the lines. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> well, this morning, we have skies that are clear. we will have a beautiful sunrise here. we are at dawn. temperature 60 degrees. we have a light north to northeast wind and these clear skies are back to the ohio valley, the central plains, mid- mississippi valley and up to northern minnesota. 65 at 8:00 to 9:00. 77 around 1:00. 80 this afternoon. it will feel great because the humidity will be low and it will be nice and warm. the kids this morning, cool, grab a jacket or sweater then later on you won't need that.
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it will be a nice afternoon, especially for afternoon school sports. weather then heather every seven minutes. are we looking good. >> we are. let me show you how things are looking. this is the l.i.e. westbound traffic moving away from us near marathon parkway. not a bad ride at all. into queens you will find a delay as you get into the area of maurice avenue. let's go to the maps. i can tell you there is a delay exit 24 to 19 on the l.i.e. van wyck north is sluggish exit 6 to 8. harlem river southbound delays. alternate sides are suspended. metered are in effect. ken and lori, over to you. >> thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," a break in the case. new information on a hit and run in the bronx that left a young woman dead.
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new details, a 25-year-old
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deadly hit and run in the bronx. she was riding her bike home from work at the time. police say surveillance video from the scene shows morenos white hyundai driving off. police in california say the driver in a deadly crash mixed up the brake with a gas pedal before plowing in a gym yesterday morning. a 49-year-old woman was killed when a car slammed through the front of the gym into a workout class. five other people were hurt. the 80-year-old driver is not facing charges. time to check the accuweather forecast. >> let's step outside with meteorologist bill evans. bill? >> this morning it's cool, crisp. grab a jacket. it's cool. light wind, clear sky, nice morning. the real feel kind of cool and crisp. we are talking about a warm day
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for autumn. it feels like autumn. northeast wind of 5. pressure of 30.28 strong high pressure over us. yesterday's high 72. 73 is normal. 58 the normal low. we will be warmer than that the next couple of days. pretty sunrise. it's been a nice summer for autumn's arrival. warmer tomorrow. the humidities will remain low. we have a cool down this weekend. we will watch if there is rain sunday into monday. now clear skies from really the cape all the way back to the ohio valley, the great lakes and to the northern plains. with that high pressure in place, we have great weather. sunshine today, great weather. might be warm. drink a lot of water, sports later on today. normal high is 73. we are above that. tomorrow is warmer. with the northeast wind out there, it's about 10, 15 over the waters of the atlantic, the
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harbor, right around long island sound, 5 to 10. a little bit of waves. rip current risk dropped to moderate. returning warmer to start autumn. we have the autumnnal equinox at 4:21. tomorrow is warmer, 82. you see the front on the animation dropping south and kind of slowly fading away. it will be colder, cooler drier air blending in from the north friday, saturday and sunday. today 80. nice and warm. 62. 50s in the suburbs. 50 degrees in the coldest spots north and west for the catskills and northwest new jersey. tomorrow sunny and a couple of degrees warmer with a high of 82. the accuweather seven-day forecast, a little cooler friday. it's breezy and a little cooler saturday. clouds and cool on sunday. you see we cool down to more normal levels into the end of the week and the weekend.
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so, there you go. not a bad start to fall at all. a great summer. summer of 2015 is one of the best i can remember. great weekends every weekend. we could use a little rain. short of rain by 7 inches you guys. >> okay. very good. the thank you. >> back to you guys. >> that's a hint. you guys. over to heather with the commute. we take a look at webcams. we have delays out there. the l.i.e. but it's volume related. this is near queens boulevard into maurice avenue. you can see that delay. taking the throgs neck bridge into queens a good ride. heading to the maps, not only is the throgs neck doing okay in both directions, whitestone, rfk, no major problems. l.i.e. westbound you can see the delay from 24 into 19 then the delay i was showing you into the area
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then on the harlem river drive delays 132nd into the willis avenue bridge. we have alternate side of the street parking rules suspended today. but the metered rules are in effect. lori and ken, over to you. >> thank you, heather. amazon has a gift for tv fans in honor of its emmy win. >> a big milestone for instagram. >> in techbytes, the one day deal from amazon. >> on friday it will slash the price for amazon prime. >> it is only good on friday. >> instagram hit a major users. they are sharing 80 million follow toss a day. >> instagram owned by facebook is enjoying global appeal. 75% of the users live outside the u.s.
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stocks took a dive following a global sell off. >> we may be in for a rebound. stock futures are edging higher
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shanghai and hong kong hang seng index lost 2% overnight. also there is word of a crisis meeting today for members of the board of volkswagen. this comes as a scandal over cheating on emissions testing cost vw in market value. it admits that 11 million of its diesel vehicles have software that tricks test ting equipment. >> it took at the effect july 1st but a new york supreme court judge overturned new york city ban on plastic foam containers. they are used for such thing as to go and egg cartoons. the judge ordered that it was arbitrary and capricious. the city could save $400,000 by recycling the wasted plastic foam. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill. >> it's dawn.
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cool, crisp morning. grab a jacket. 60. high today of 80. we have clear skies all the way back to the great lakes. we will have a lot of sunshine today and tomorrow. 45 at morristown. 58 at newark and elizabeth and staten island. looking at a northerly northeast wind out there. humidity around the 70 to 80% range at the coastal cities. it will drop off with a northerly wind. great ride on the staten island ferry over from jersey city. a beautiful ride across long island sounds. sunshine, noon temperature 74. 80 later on. i got great news on this first day of autumn. what do you have, heather. >> a delay. path trains, it looks like between newark and world trade center you will find delays on path trains. new jersey transit okay. long island railroad, metro north subways are doing fine. looks like there is a missing school bus but we will talk to you about the sawmill river
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parkway. construction. you can find delays both ways but no delays at the upper east river crossings. minor delays there. l.i.e. westbound it slows down at 24 to 19. van wyck north is sluggish 6 to 8. street cleaning rules are suspended. lori, over to you. >> thank you. a mother on staten island is demanding answers after a three mile trip home from school turned into a four-hour journey for her son who has autism. 5-year-old aiden was taking the school bus home for the first time ever last friday. he attends ps 60, three miles from his house. when his mother noticed that he was already two hours late, she called the department of education. she says she was told over and over that her son would be home in 20 minutes. but officials didn't know where the bus was. >> i kept saying i don't want a time. i want to know where my chill is. i don't want to hear 20
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minutes, 30 minutes. i want to know where he is. >> the 5-year-old finally arrived home after 6:00 at night hours after he left school. the only explanation given to his mother is that the bus driver got lost. that is not enough. she wants changes so this never happens again. now aiden is no longer taking the bus. >> aiden is adorable. happening today, power balco provide a lucky player with an enriching start to fall. it is up to $235 million. a lump sum payment just under 149 million. nobody has taken home the big prize since a player won 110 million on august 1st. you can see the winning numbers here on channel 7 during "eyewitness news at 11:00". we are closing in on 6:30. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," a record breaker on the field. a household name across america.
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the sun comes up over yankee stadium. we remember one of the biggest names to play in the bronx. his teammates including fellow hall of famers. yogi berra a legend on and off the field. we are looking back at his life and legacy that spans decades. >> pope francis has a busy day ahead on his historic trip to the united states. live team coverage from new york to washington with everything you need to know. good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> i'm lori stokes. thanks for being with us. it's wednesday, september 23rd. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and
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traffic and meteorologist bill evans. >> well, check out this beautiful sunrise as we look from our camera across the park to flushing bay, laguardia airport and out to queens. full day of autumn features 60 degrees. brick, new jersey, sayreville 67. long branch 61. above i-80, 48 andover. to poughkeepsie and up to kingston it's 46 degrees. grab a jacket. you will need it. 76 by noontime. 80 later on. i don't think you need the jacket when it's 80 on the first day of autumn. it will be 82 tomorrow. we will talk about that in the summit. ems activity at 23rd street. if you want to use path trains,
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newark to world trade center, hoboken to world trade center delays. new jersey transit, long island railroad on or close to schedule. sawmill river parkway both ways between lawrence and cliff street you do have that construction. that is causing delays in both directions. as you go to the george washington bridge and try to cross that, lincoln and holland 10 to 15 minutes. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended but the metered are in effect. ken, over to you. >> thank you. this morning we look back on the life of famed yankee catcher, coach and manager yogi berra. the yog by berra museum tweed out news of his passing. he was born lawrence peter berra died of natural causes at his home in new jersey. take a learn look at his namesake museum in little falls. he celebrated his 90th birthday just months ago.
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call will rama has more -- kala rama has more. >> good morning, kala. >> reporter: good morning, ken. he left behind the legacy. he helped the yankees reach 14 world series out of the 18 seasons. as we mentioned, we learned about his passing from the yogi berra museum. they sent out a tweet that reads: he was inducted into the hall of fame in 1972. berra played for and managed both the yankees and the mets taking both teams within one game of a world championship. and, of course, the reaction has been pouring in. here is some from major league baseball.
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a picture of berra from his playing days with the caption three time mvp, american hero. reaction on facebook here, this is at the abc 7 new york facebook page from ingrid a yankee legend is no longer with us. and we lost a legend and a true gentleman. yogi, you will be missed. berra's family released a statement, we celebrate his remarkable life and thankful that he meant so much to so many. his death comes a little more than a year after the passing of his wife carmen. they were married for 65 years. she once asked him where he wanted to be buried, in new york, montclair, new jersey or st. louis, his native home. in true yogi fashion he said i don't know, why don't you surprise me. the family has not announced funeral plans yet.
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>> all right, thank you. well, besides his career on the field, he may be best remembered for his peculiar outlook on life and america's pastime with his so-called yogisms. here are a few of our favorites. baseball is 90% mental. the other half is physical. deja vu all over again and it ain't over until it's over. share your memories on our facebook page and read more about his long career at today begins a busy week for pope francis on his historic trip to the united states. later this morning, the 78-year- old pontiff will meet with president obama at the white house and speak to a crowd of 15,000 people on the south lawn. then on to a parade by the national mall and a mass later in the day all before the first
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eyewitness news reporter rob nelson is live outside the majestic capitol building. good morning, rob. >> good morning. majestic and under no vacation as well. you can -- renovation as well. you can see from the crowds how much excitement this trip has generated. today the pope gets a formal and massive welcome to america. there will be a red carpet. take a look at the photos of the preparations underway in d.c. this is a podium set up on the south lawn. an estimated 15,000 are expected to attend making that one of the largest events ever on the south lawn of the white house. and the preparations don't stop there. this is a look inside the cabinet room inside the white house where a vatican flag stands. officials are expected to meet with secretary of state john kerry. one of the marquee events will
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the basilica at catholic university. that event will draw about 25,000 people and the first mass celebrated by pope francis in the u.s. leaders like new york city mayor deblows is he i don't -- mayor de blasio on social justice. >> fighting inequality and creating a more just society is pope francis. >> reporter: the pope on his way from cuba to d.c. on his flight yesterday did take a few minutes to speak to reporters. because there is a political under current to this trip because it is d.c., the pope said, though, that he believes that he liens left or is inaccurate. it should be interesting to see how his message resonates in this deeply political town. we will have it covered for you the next two days. rob nelson, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you, rob.
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from washington and pope francis heads here to new york. he will be greeted by one of the city's largest security efforts. miles of barriers and fencing is being deployed to protect the pope. a large section of manhattan will be completely blocked down as the pope makes his way around town. dray clark is live outside central park. dray? >> reporter: good morning, lori. this is one of the more visible security measures that you will see here. overnight crews installed the 8- foot tall fence that will wrap around the south portion of central park. it's the same type of fencing you will see on 5th avenue near st. patrick's cathedral. law enforcement did a walk through yesterday walking the same route that pope francis will take during his tur tour of central park on -- his tour
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friday of central park. an additional 6,000 police officers will be providing security. the nypd started clearing streets and towing cars yesterday. concrete barriers will be used to block off streets. roughly 10 miles of new york city roads will be closed for the pope's visit. the nypd says preparing for the pope has been a very complicated security undertaking, the likes of which they have never handled before. they say it's not just about protecting the pope but about keeping the people safe. >> they are looking boston marathon example for where is the potential terrorist threat not to the protectee but to the crowd. and we have layers behind that. >> here is another look at that fence here along central park west. about 20,000 feet of fence have been installed here again. all of this in preparation for the pope's visit.
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york city for 39 hours and 20 minutes. but while he is here, law enforcement wants to make sure that they have every base covered so he is safe and secure. live on the upper west side, dray clark, channels. >> dray, thank you. catholic charities new york's archdiocese butt together a fun series of welcome videos for the pope including many new york noteables like mayor de blasio and oprah winfrey. you can follow the papal excitement with the #pope in the u.s. >> exciting. >> very exciting. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> we take a look outside. this is our camera from 4 time's square looking south. 60. cool, thin clouds. this is flushing bay to laguardia airport.
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the control tower at laguardia airport. the structural steel was drawn by my brother an architect. i renamed that soon to be the leaning tower at laguardia airport. >> stop. >> we have sunshine and a pretty morning. 60 degrees. warm day. what we are looking at is really temperatures that headquarter going to be about 10 degrees warmer than normal for this time of the year. by the time we get to lunchtime 71 to 74 and 80 this afternoon. i got good news. i hope your string keeps going. >> not so much. >> let's go to the maps. let's take a look at a webcam first. not badly here. this is the l.i.e. near marathon. earlier a lot more volume. it's doing better. to the maps we go, we will talk about the hutch. the hutchison river drawbridge is open. you can expect delays getting into the drawbridge. minor delays whitestone, rfk. if you are going on to the sawmill, you have construction
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we have street cleaning rules suspended today. but the metered are in effect. >> it's 6:42. still ahead, the dangers of rising flood water once again. a lesson for it all after it
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cleanup is underway in new mexico where flooding lead to at least one man's death. the storm hit albuquerque yesterday afternoon. creek beds overflowed. a man's body was found in the water shortly after he was swept away by the rising floods. new this morning, police at the university of delaware are investigating a hate crime after nooses were found hanging from a tree on campus. this picture shows a noose hanging outside of mitchell hall. the school's acting president sent an e-mail early this morning calling it a reprehensible and cowardly act. a campus wide gathering is planned for today. new this morning a mystery.
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to pick out a truck that went into the river. eyewitnesses say the truck was driven off the end of the dock. divers searched for the driver, eventually they found the man at home still dripping wet. the man denies that he was driving the truck. nobody can id him as the driver. even though he is damp, he can't be charged. check out this strange seen in chelsea. a huge pile of trash burning in the middle of 10th avenue at 21st. firefighters got to work putting out the flames. not sure how the rubbish got in the roadway and caught fire. >> spectacular. time for a check on the accuweather forecast. >> meteorologist bill evans is outside the studios on the upper west side. good morning, bill. >> nice morning out here. nice and comfy. i think you need a jacket or sweater, particularly if you are outside the five boroughs.
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across the park, look at the sunshine. that is flushing bay and queens. it's 60. humidity is dry. wind northeast at 5. pressure up there. fair weather, strong high pressure over us. sunsets at 6:52. eight minutes before 7:00 and a nice sunset. it will feel like summer. this is the first -- autumn kicks off today. first full day tomorrow will be warmer with low humidities and cool down this weekend and keep an eye on rain for sunday night. u.v. index a 5. the sun is weaker this time of year. if you are out there three, four hours you can get a sunburn. 60 whitestone and cambria heights. 43, 44, 45 to the north and west. northerly to northeast wind that keeps it cool and suppresses the humidity. it won't be humid even though it will be warm. a lot of sunshine today and a
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about 7 to 10 warmer than normal for this time of year. on the satellite pictures, the northern mississippi valley it's clear. sunshine today and tomorrow and after school today it will get close to 80 at the bus stop for after school sports and that kind of stuff. kids it will be great, warm, sunny. >> going to the beach, moderate risk of rip currents, winds out of the northeast 10 to 15. 80 today, warmer. warmer tomorrow, first full day of autumn, 82. the front sagging south spreads out with drier cooler air gradually coming through the area as we go into friday and saturday and sunday. today 80, warm. tonight a great night. clear skies, 62 in the five boroughs. 60s north and west. 50s in the far outlying suburbs. tomorrow sunshine and nice warm day. 82 degrees. then the cool air we are talking about filters in slowly
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to friday, saturday, sunday and even sunday into monday is dry. monday. a coastal system will slow down. no real meaningful soaking rain on the way. close to 7 1/2 inches short out of the normal rainfall this time of year. rain. maybe not this weekend but -- >> right. >> we got them crossed, bill. >> thank you. >> have a great day. over to heather for a check on the commute. >> didn't help on the commute when we were crossing our fingers. let's talk about path trains. delays between newark and the world trade center, hoboken and the world trade center. all new jersey transit trains are okay. long island railroad is fine. 4, 5:00 6 trains ems activity at 23rd is completed. on to the hutch, it's open in both directions. police activity. so the hutch is temporarily closed down because the drawbridge is in the up position.
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on the sawmill both ways between lawrence and cliff street you will find that ongoing construction. street cleaning rules are suspended. ken and lori, over to you. >> thank you. we continue our coverage of the life and legacy of yogi berra with news of his death overnight. >> this advertise a live look at the museum and learning
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a live look in the bronx. the borough that hall of famer yogi berra called home for more than two decades as a player and manager. >> he died last night at his home in new jersey from natural causes. he was 90 years old. >> tributes are pouring in on social media right now as people are waking up and hearing this news. >> actor samuel l. jackson
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great times and laughs with the legendary yogi berra. one of a kind. rest in peace, sir. >> we have a picture here from, i guess, about six years ago there was an event, one of many that i got to be at, a charity event that i emceed here. he would show up at any event he was asked to raise money for charity. he was there with his then wife who passed away a year ago. i remember before i took the picture, he got up to get her a plate of food to make sure she was taken care of. >> kala said they were married 65 years. >> yes, carmen his wife. >> we should toast him as he is holding that red wine.
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better brands, at prices that help you maxx life! pope francis takes his message of peace and equality to the seat of power this morning starting at the white house. >> eyewitness news reporter rob nelson is live in washington with that story. rob? >> reporter: the pope is waking up in america for the first time ever with a packed agenda ahead of him. here is a run down. the day will start with a private meeting with the president followed by a prayer service at st. matthew's cathedral and a welcome ceremony on the south lawn of
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the white house that will draw about 15,000 folks. a papal parade in addition to a mass at the basilica of the national shrine. a full day and all of it leading up to the first ever papal address for congress thursday morning then off to new york city tomorrow night. now, both publicly and privately the pope is expected to address climate change, gay marriage and even immigration. we will see how it plays out in a deeply political town like d.c. rob nelson, channel 7 eyewitness news. that it is. thank you, rob. security preparations are now an around the clock job as we get closer to the pope's arrival in new york city. this includes an 8-foot tall fence around central park on the upper west side. it will separate the crowds that visit the park friday for the papal procession from anyone who needs to get by. similar fences will be put in
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place around st. patrick's cathedral. pope francis arrives in new york tomorrow night. we get a final check on how things are in terms of the traffic. >> so, i have been saying that you shouldn't drive in. let's take a look at the george washington bridge. if you are trying to get in, not badly. slow on the upper level moving left to right. over to the maps, lincoln tunnel 20, holland minor. for the most part people are staying home. we have our mass transit times, earlier problems with the path trains. they are on or close. same situation with new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north. subways are doing okay. we have an accident on jackie robinson parkway westbound near forest park drive. on the hutch, hutchison river drawbridge was in the open position. now the drawbridge is the hutchison river parkway is back open again. we have alternate side of the alternate street parking rules suspended today. metered are in effect. if you don't have to drive in,
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>> good advice. >> when they test the hutchison river bridge it sticks, stop testing it. >> we know what will happen. >> the bridge does not like tests. outside a beautiful sunrise. we are looking up the hudson where the george washington bridge never opens. it's always in the closed position. we are looking at really nice weather today. it gets to 80 and that is above normal and the first day of autumn, we have low humidity. 82 tomorrow then we cool down into the weekend. nice weekend coming up. temperatures in the mid-70s and lows at night around 60. nice weather. still dry and we warm to near 80 tuesday of next week. >> thank you, bill. >> we will leave you with a beautiful shot of yankee stadium. rest in peace, the late, great yogi berra. that's it for now.
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