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that's what's making developing at 4:30 a man is run over and left for dead this morning police believe they have a clue in the hit and run. >> the pope is gone but the gridlock remains. the president is in town and he brought along 90% of the world leaders with him. >> the pope landed in rome a short time ago capping off his historic ten day trip to cuba and the united states. he tweed a message to the american people overnight.
you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans. >> the moon is still shining through the high clouds. we will show you that, the super moon we are talking about. 67 degrees which is warm for this hour of the day. 65 ridgewood queens to whitestone. we should be in the mid- to upper-40s around poughkeepsie and monticello. we will be in the upper 70s to near 80 and quite the june summer's day today, humid as well. rain is on the way. we will talk about that and meaningful rain. we have short rainfall. we will get good stuff this week. heather is looking at the commute. weather then heather. how is it going? >> we are doing fine. heading into the city, that's the way you want to go especially for those going to the east side. new jersey transit trains and buses doing okay. long island railroad is on or
close to schedule. metro north no major problems there. track work, 5 trains suspended between east 180th and dyre avenue and f trains suspended between church and still well and 1 trains suspended between 14th and south berry because of track work. we have alternate sides suspended today and tomorrow for religious observances. the metered rules are in effect. >> thank you. we are following a developing story out of queens. police are searching for the driver of a car man and then took off. right now that victim is in eyewitness news reporter kala rama is live in queens with good morning, kala. >> >>reporter: lori, good morning. now police are looking for a jeep burgundy in color seen leaving the area here just after 10:00 last night. that man in his 30s was crossing this intersection to get to the shops as so many people do when he was hit just
last night and we were here overnight. this is what the scene looked like after the hit and run. people in this area say union turnpike is known for speeding cars wiping by all hours of the day. that victim is in critical condition. police have little leads. they say the sound of this crash was heard by several people who came downing down to see the aftermath. you will hear from some of those witnesses at 5:00 this morning and hear what they said about this crash and the area. again, police are looking for a burgundy colored jeep with new york plates seen leaving the area. live in queens, kala rama, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> kala, thank you. developing now, police are searching for two young sisters missing after a visit with their biological mother. they were last seen by their foster parents when they were dropped off for a visitation yesterday morning in brooklyn. police say their mother was supposed to have the girls for
five hours but she didn't bring them back. there is no indication, however, at this time that the girls are in immediate danger. president obama and more than 160 other world leaders are gathering at the united nations to address top global issues. the president will meet face to face with vladimir putin. for anyone driving near the u.n., get ready for severe gridlock. dray clark is live at the u.n. with details. >> good morning, the motorcade madness is not over yet. president obama as well as other major world leaders are in new york for the u.n. general assembly. that means more street closures and barricades going up. first avenue will be shut down for six blocks to give the motorcades the right away. president obama arrived in new york city yesterday morning. he delivered one of his two addresses to the general assembly yesterday afternoon.
to a plan to eliminate poverty and world hunger in the coming years. >> i profoundly believe that many of the conflicts, refugee crisis, military interventions over the years might have been avoided if nations had truly invested in the lives of their people and if the wealthiest nations on earth were better partners in working with those that are trying to lift themselves up. >> reporter: the president will meet with russian president vladimir putin this evening. it will beed first face-to-face meeting since putin sent troops into eastern ukraine. they are expected to discuss russia's role in syria and how to deal with isis. men while, president obama is expected to tomorrow. eyewitness news. >> dray, thank you. eight hours after leaving
touched down in rome officially ending his historic ten day trip. his american airlines charter jet landed on schedule at 4:00 new york time. moments after his arrival he sent out a tweet with my heartfelt thanks may the love of god always guide the american people. god bless america. hundreds of thousands filled the streets of philadelphia. >> an estimated 860,000 people came together to celebrate mass in the city of brother-in-law love. some waited more than -- city of brotherly love. some wade more than 10 hours. >> love is shown by little things, by attention to the
our life always feel like we are at home. >> he told the crowd that faith loves when it is shaped by families and love. the pope spent part of his final day ministering to to prisoners. he spoke on the power of redemption and encouraged the men and women to use their time behind bars to keep their faith and get their lives back on track. after praying with the inmates, the pope walked through the audience and shook hands with each and everyone of the prisoners. pope francis began his last day in america meeting the victims of child sex abuse within the church. the pontiff spoke about the topic at a meeting with bishops at saint charles borrow mayo cemetery. he said, quote, god wepons for the sexual abuse of children. he promised to create a new
vatican tribunal to protestor bishops accused of covering up or failing to act in cases of child sex abuse by priests. we have extensive coverage of the pope's visit on our web site, abc7ny.com/pope, slide shows and the pope's ride through central park from his perspective. take a look back at his six day visit to the u.s. a woman in brooklyn has good proof that a letter sent to her by the city is incorrect because she is still alive. 87-year-old selma cohen got a letter in the mail saying she would no longer rereceive medicaid benefits because she is dead. she is a cancer survivor that depends on more than a dozen medications to be >> i said to her i'm not dead
i am dealing with bureaucracy. they are not that fast to fix anything. >> that must drive you crazy. >> a representative said if there is an error. >> if? >> if it will be fixed. >> miss cohen said there is most definitely an error and being fixed is now a matter of survival. how frustrating. >> oh, my gosh. >> who are you going to believe, me the talking person or a piece of paper -- >> like she said, i'm talking to you. >> if there is an error, we will fix it. >> you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. well we have a great morning. low clouds and fog around parts of the area. as we look from our camera at 4 time's square. here is the super moon that was here in the overnight hours, the lunar eclipse. here is a beautiful shot this morning.
heather's house pass right there. she commutes in daily from the moon. here is what is going on this morning. comfortable right now. 674 degrees. you are going to need about a 2,000 sunblock. 67 right now. temperatures are very warm. very warm but not that warm for this hour of the day with a few clouds around. this week everything changes. we get rain off to the west from toronto southward to charleston, west virginia. rain around minneapolis, minnesota, that is coming to tuesday. today is like a june summer's day. 80 this afternoon. normal high is about 70. 10 warmer and very humid today but rain comes in tonight. showers tomorrow, building rain wednesday. we will talk about that. there might be thunderstorms tuesday night then this week the temperatures will cool off and we are looking at temperatures that cool into the 60s by the time we get to the end of the week.
cool down this week that we are talking about as we get into the 60s and toward the end of the week. a rainy week is coming up. eight inches short of normal rainfall. heather, we will get much meaningful rain this week. >> the commute was okay. that's my weekend house. normally during the week i'm at the george washington bridge. >> i see. >> 670 agrees is warm. >> just wear a t-shirt. >> i like it hot but not that hot. on first avenue near 42nd street, don't forget, as you heard dray say first avenue is closed down 42nd to 48th street. avoid the entire area of the east side between the 50s down into the 40s, even 34th street will have closures as well. if you are going into that spot, utilize mass transit.
birth to her son right on a downtown brooklyn sidewalk. now, a viewer captured the scene as it unfolded on henry street last night. the woman has just got off the train and about to hail a cab when she went into labor. after the baby boy came in the world, he and mom were taken to the hospital nearby. >> hope they are doing just fine. >> it must be a relief to not be in labor for long. if men thad to give birth there would be no baby. >> i heard that many times. >> 21 hours for me the first time. meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> guys would be like i can't do this right now, there is a game on. >> right? i'll be right with you but not right now. low clouds. you can see the lights of the city reflecting off of that. here is a shot of the moon, the super moon. we had the lunar eclipse
between 10:00 and 11:00 last night. you have the super moon and eclipse at the same time. big effect on tides. you wouldn't have noticed it yesterday. i was out on my boat. the low tide is extreme and high tide you find and feel the gravitational effects of the moon most on the ear's waters, rivers, lakes, oceans. this morning we have high clouds. the cloud cover moved away and we have a nice chance to see the super moon and lunar eclipse. humidity 73%. it's dry. temperature 67. that is warm for this time of day. we should be in the 50s. we have a calm wind, normal high of 70. 80 today. pretty sunrise at 6:49 and maybe a nice sunset about 7:44. 57 hauppauge. these numbers are warm.
61, 63 down the jersey shore. a calm to a light northeasterly wind today. we will have a warm and humid day. off to the west are the showers. they will come in several waves. there will be this front eastward. next front eastward with this rain and this will give us a rainy week. you will see the showers building tomorrow on our futurecast. in the morning you need rain gear. there will be showers in the afternoon. then a line of rain comes through, particularly heavy tuesday night into wednesday. sun breaks, warm and humid. 80 degrees. warm and humid, a spotty shower. tomorrow around for the morning commute we have the rain and a couple of showers in the afternoon building into tomorrow night. heavy rain on wednesday. much cooler. we go from 80 on monday to 62 by friday. 18 degrees cooler. >> as if it's october. >> these few weeks are when you are up and down, up an down. >> now we are settling. >> settle out in a couple of
weeks. >> we need the rain, though. >> bad. >> all right, heather. how are things looking on the roads. the roads we have a little problem on montauk highway. mass transit, as we go to the maps, everything is on or close to schedule. new jersey transit trains, buses, long island railroad, metro north, they are fine. subway status, 5 trains suspended between east 180th and dire. 1 trains suspended between church and still well. that should be cleared away by 5:00. the u.n. general assembly in town this week. closures on the east side of manhattan. basically from the 50s down to the 40s and a closure along 34th street. use mass transit. the fdr to and from 42nd ramps will be closed down the entire time. alternate side of the street
and tomorrow. metered are in effect. ken, over to you. we have new details. a 5th person is dead following a crash in seattle between a duck boat to your vehicle and a charter bus carrying students. the crash happened last thursday. investigators say the duck boat did not have an axle repair ago. the five victims killed were among dozens of exchange students heading to an orientation vent at north seat college. more than a dozen rape in the hospital. new details on fetty wap's motorcycle crash in new jersey. he posted a message to fans. [ indiscernible ] >> sounds like he is in a lot of pain. the rapper thanked fans for his support after he crashed in paterson saturday. yesterday the 25-year-old received three police summons.
without a license, insurance or vehicle registration. about a dozen people were injured when fans rushed a stage in tempe, arizona. two people hurt were juveniles with life-threatening injuries. concertgoers say the crowd began jostling for position during a set change and people became pinned against the parry cascades at the front of the stage. grief counselors will visit a new jersey school following the tragic death of a star high school football player friday night. students at warren hills regional high schools say quarterback evan murray appeared woozy after taking a sack. he walked off the field but later died at the hospital. his funeral arrangements are in place. visitation is scheduled from noon to 9:00 at faith discovery church in washington township. the funeral will be held on thursday. the city of light became the city without.
paris, france was car free yesterday in an effort to raise awareness about air pollution. the streets are filled with pedestrians and bike riders months after the city briefly held the title of the most polluted in the world. the united nations annual climate change conference begins in paris in november. coming up, could lowering the drinking age help keep college kids from binge drinking? surprising information and a new study. >> it falls down for republican
in health news, a study finds efforts to stop college binge drinking may have a negative impact on high schoolers. lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18 allows college students to drink responsibly. research finds a link between the reduced drinking age and rates. the study looked at past numbers that showed higher drop off rates when the drinking age was 18. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans with the forecast.
>> we take a look at temperatures which are warm for this hour of the day. monticello. the temperatures are around 55 to 67 around the five boroughs. it should be about 51 around the five boroughs. it should be about 41 to the north and west. we have a northeast wind out there this morning. we will look at a day where we are looking at temperatures of 65 at 7:00. 70 by 10:00. 77 to 80 this afternoon. well, rain is on the way. it gets here tomorrow. a rainy week after today. enjoy this june day, heather. >> yeah. we will take a look at something you won't enjoy if you travel on long island. going to the maps, we have this closure on the south shore. it's montauk hale closed at west south ninth street. the u.n. general assembly will be in place this week. we have closures on the east side of manhattan. utilize mass transit systems if
you travel along the east side. and in addition to that, the fdr drive ramps to and from 42nd street will be closed throughout the week. alternate side of the street parking rules suspended today and tomorrow. metered are in effect. lori, over to you. >> police in the bronx are searching for two men who sexually assaulted a fordham university student. authorities say the 19-year-old woman was attacked walking down an alley in the belmont area saturday night. one of the men held her arms while the other groped her. she managed to get away when the suspects were startled by a group of people. police are checking surrounding video for the suspects. there will be heave security, sentencing for joyce mitchell. she is the prison worker who pled guilty to help murderers richard matt and david sweat
good morning. a developing story in queens at 5:00 a.m. police need your help finding a driver who hit a pedestrian leaving him in critical condition. >> pope francis can finally get some rest at home after his first trip to the united states. he finally arrived back in rome about an hour ago. we are live in philadelphia where the pope ended his six day visit. >> almost a week into fall and we will get another round of summer-like weather and much needed rain is on the way. good morning, i'm lori stokes.
>> thank you for joining us, i'm ken rosato. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and we begin with meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive workweek accuweather forecast. outside. still a nice view of the moon 5:01. temperatures that are around 67, way warm for this hour of the day. as a matter of fact, we should be starting out with a temperature of this hour around 56 degrees. we are 11 warmer than normal. 66 sayreville. all these numbers are warm and it's humid and it's 5 islip. 58 bridgeport to 67 out to the east end. it will be a muggy feel to start your day. breaks of sun by noontime. a summer feel this afternoon. that makes heather feel all right. >> i do. >> blowing through the jasmine in her mind. >> summer breeze. >> let's go to the maps.
we will talk about something that is not a breeze. parkway. this is the belt parkway. misplaced tractor trailer traveled on the belt going eastbound, hit the overpass. there is a mess all over the parkway. now they have to clean that up. the other problem that we have is montauk highway. it's closed down westbound at ninth street because of an ongoing accident that needs to be cleared away. this week. manhattan. utilize mass transit. if you can do that, that's the best way to go. fdr ramps to and from 42nd street because of this. utilize mass transit if you work on the east side of town. street cleaning rules are suspended today and tomorrow. metered are in effect. developing now in queens, a search is on for the hit and run driver who left a man in critical condition. eyewitness news reporter kala
rama is live in forest hills. kala? >> reporter: lori, good morning. now police are looking for a burgundy colored jeep scene leaving this area here after they hit a person. that person was a man in his 30s crossing this intersection here trying to get to the shops as so many people do. that was around 10:00 last night. take a look at that scene from overnight. people who live in the area say union turnpike where i am now is known for speeding cars whizzing by at all hours of the day. letter now that victim, a man in his 30s is in critical condition at jamaica medical center. a number of people heard what they described as a large hitting metal. listen. >> i heard a loud impact. sounded like metal on metal. loud noise. i thought it was a car hitting a container. container is here in the front. security called me said somebody was hit in the front of the building.
for a burgundy colored jeep and it has new york plates. this area has lots of businesses and an apartment building here. they are looking into security video to see if the crash was caught on video. kala rama, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. pope francis is now back at the vatican. the pontiff left philadelphia last night and arrived in rome on schedule about an hour ago marking the end of his historic ten day trip to the united states and cuba. he had a twitter message after he landed. with my heartfelt thanks may the love of chris guide the america. the morning commute should be okay in our area and in philadelphia after the drastic changes made for the papal visit. philadelphia's ben franklin bridge reopened about an hour ago after being shut down to traffic over the weekend. dozens walked the four mile span from camden, new jersey, to philadelphia, to take part
in weekend events. new jersey transit is restoring regular bus service into philadelphia this morning. the first trip to the united states lasted six days, 40 hours in new york city but the memories will last a lifetime. the leader of the catholic church wrapped up his three city tour in philadelphia where hundreds of thousands turned out to hear a message of christian charity and compassion. lana zak was there and joins us live from philadelphia. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ken. the grounds crew behind me, you may be able to hear them, they are busy at work after hosting the largest event of the pope's entire trip. it was a mammoth effort, philadelphia transformed into an outdoor cathedral. the pope's message -- >> the peace of the lord be with all >> reporter: his words carried
>> i thought that he had a very special gift in him, that actually prevents us from being bad. >> have hope, faith in people. >> reach out to people that need god's love. >> reporter: after traveling for days, spending hours in security lines -- >> did the collar get you through faster? >> actually it did. >> reporter: the effort was worth it. >> so was this experience a bust for you? >> no. >> no. >> the whole purpose of the pope's trip was to spread the message of love. love everyone no matter who they are. >> reporter: our friend, pope francis, the people are with you, they say. this pope has a way of connecting to americans with all backgrounds from the inmate that shared a hug to the babies, to the oh, so many babies.
off leading us to try to live better lives in his wake. after all the talk about security and whether or not it was too much, i have to tell you the crowd here were grateful after giving an ovation to the pope, they gave one to the police officers involved. live in philadelphia, lana zak, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> lana, thank you. we have extensive coverage of the pope's historic visit to the united states on our web site abc7ny.com/pope. you can take a look back at the pope was six day trip to the united states. mayor de blasio will announce a new strategy for preventing homelessness this afternoon. the city plans to hire more lawyers to help poorer residents avoid evictions, especially in neighborhoods that are even ten see identifying. a third of the families in
the city had 50,000 homeless when he took office. it has climbed to 57,000. donald trump could jolt numbers one way or the other today when he releases his tax plan. the trump plan reportedly includes a tax cut for the middle class and lower income groups and corporations. trump says voters will love it. he is 1 percentage point ahead of ben carson in the latest "wall street journal" poll. that is a statistical dead heat. >> it says a lot for the american people because it means that they are not necessarily listening to the pundits, that they are starting to think for themselves. >> reporter: trump is not the only front-runner seeing waterer poll numbers. the hillary clinton leads bernie sanders 7 points nationwide. clinton admits the controversy her. drip.
only so much that i can control. but what i have tried to do in explaining this is to provide more transparency and more information than anybody than i government. >> well, after releasing his tax plan this morning, trump is scheduled to meet with evangelical leaders from across the country. there were frightening g.o.p. presidential candidate carly fiorina when a stage curtain nearly fell on top of her in texas. wo. that curtain began to waiver and she was able to move out of the way before the curtain rods crashed to the stage. nobody got hurt. she was able to finish taking audience questions after the incident. stay with eyewitness news and abc news for updates on the race for president. "good morning america" will pick up our coverage at 7:00 this morning.
>> really is. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> we have a nice morning outside. it's nice and humid. nice with a few clouds. it's 66 degrees. it is warm for this hour of the day. should be about 56 degrees. so, we are starting out with warm numbers here. mostly cloudy skies. a little light northeast wind. we will have like a summer's day with a temperature in the upper 70s to near 80. babbling to the -- back to the west,ing showers. this starts to push through tomorrow with rain and much needed rain. heavy rain by wednesday this week. we are looking at 68 by 9:00. noontime 76. later on 80 degrees, nearly 10 warmer than normal for this time of the year. we will have a sunset that will be pretty this evening. it will be warm.
by the end of the week. weather then heather every seven minutes. this is the belt parkway, camera at j.f.k. airport. traffic is moving fine. no major problems in queens. now, over to the maps and traveling on the belt eastbound between coney island and knapp street, misplaced tractor trailer. all lanes are closed down on the eastbound side. we have a closure on montauk highway. that is closed westbound at south ninth street, another accident is being cleared away. on the garden state parkway, south of exit 143 an accident. there. u.n. general assembly. utilize mass transit running on point. street cleaning rules are suspended today and tomorrow. metered are in effect. ken and lori, overto you. still ahead, new from overnight, hear what is behind
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welcome back. royal dutch shell ending exploration in offshore alaska for the foreseeable future. they drilled a well to almost 7,000 feet and found oil and gas but not in sufficient quantities. shell spent about $7 billion on arctic offshore development in the hopes there would be deposits worth pursuing. let's check in with bill evans. >> let's take a look at the
moon we were talking about last week. the beautiful -- the blood orange moon. it's a lunar eclipse. it happens in two faces. the moon is its closest to the earth it has been since 1982. on top of that, it's a lunar eclipse. pretty in the hours where you get the orange moon. high clouds. at the same time we did have a big cloudy sky to keep you from seeing that. that moon is out there this morning. we have skies with low clouds this morning. a good looking sunrise. we have clouds. there might be a little fog in the inland areas because it's warm and humid. temperature 56 degrees. it should be about 56 for this hour of the day. light northeasterly wind and pressure up there. normal high is 70. overnight low 56. we are above that.
sun up before 7:00. u.v. index a 5. pollen count high for ragweed and sagebrush. yeah, wild west we live in with the sagebrush. my dog sandy was rubbing her face in the sagebrush and sneezing. i was like you know that's sagebrush. that's why you are sneezing. hanover 63. 58 around poughkeepsie to 60 white plains. these numbers are way warm. a light northeasterly wind. the cloud cover creeps up from the south. to the west is this rain from buffalo. this slides eastward. this front comes out of the great lakes, ejects into there. those two get together with the moisture streaming. that will create rain overnight. futurecast, clouds, breaks of sun. this time tomorrow morning, a few showers around. we will have a few showers
wednesday on our futurecast, here comes the big area of rain sliding eastward for wednesday. wednesday there could be an inch to two inches of rain across eastern pennsylvania, southeastern new york state, long island, jersey. we could get a lot of rain. by 1:00 it's rain and hard. we call that drain strain. after school, getting the kids up, make sure they drink a lot of water and the favorite sports drink because it will be quite humid for sports after school. sun breaks, warm and humid, 80. that is ten degrees warmer for this time of year. normal high is 70. tomorrow it's cloudy, humid, a few showers and 78 degrees. the accuweather seven-day forecast, wednesday rainy off and on rain, some of that heavy particularly in the afternoon and evening. this front coming through kind of stalls at the coast. cooler air comes in and there
on thursday and friday and we are in to the 60s. >> get ready for that. rain gear handy starting tomorrow. he brought us a blood moon. as long as we don't have blood traffic, we are okay. >> well, i hope that you are right. i hope there is no -- let's just go over here. we will talk about mass transit. new jersey transit trains and buses on or close. long island railroad doing okay, metro north. no major problems to report. we will talk about the u.n. general assembly, closures on the east side. this is because of the u.n. general assembly. they do this every year. avoid that spot. utilize mass transit. you have the fdr ramps 2 and 442nd street closed down. that will be closed down all week long and we have this problem here, the belt parkway eastbound near coney island near nap street misplaced tractor trailer. all lanes are closed down. street cleaning rules suspended
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the atlanta medical examiner said the 22-year-old's cause of death has been determined but the results won't be revealed to the public because of a court order. bobbi kristina, the daughter of whitney houston stone and bobby brown died in july after six months in hospice care. she was discovered unconscious in the bathtub in january. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> let's say you are waking up in staten island or jersey city about to hop on the ferry, it's pretty. humid side but comfortable. water temperature 71. if to are going from bridgeport to port jeff, 70 is the water temperature. east-northeast wind about 6 miles per hour. a light wind that is across long island, long island sound and down the jersey shore. we are looking at 78 to 80 the high today. ten warmer than normal.
today, the huckleberries are dressed appropriately. you got partly cloudy to cloudy skies. 66 and humid at the bus stop this morning. get the kids up. get them ready. a warm day. they will need the rain gear tomorrow. heather is looking at the commute. >> the backup we are dealing with on the belt parkway, a blurry shot. you can see the traffic -- the brake lights here. the belt parkway eastbound between connie and knapp street misplaced tractor trailer. you have all lanes closed down on the eastbound side as a result. westbounders you will find rubbernecking delays as well. montauk is closed west at south ninth street because of an ongoing accident. traveling on the garden state parkway, heading southbound near exit 143 an accident. we have two lanes closed down as you go through that spot. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended today and tomorrow for religious observances but metered rules will remain in effect. ken and lori, over to you. >> thank you.
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developing now in queens, a man is in critical condition after getting hit by a car. we are live with a search for the driver. >> looking ahead to the important meetings with president obama and other world leaders as well as the gridlock you can expect as a result. >> much needed rain is on the way. we are tracking the thunderstorms heading in this direction. >> and, good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> i'm lori stokes. thanks for starting your morning with us. it's monday, september 28th. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans. >> well, this morning, temperatures are warm for this hour of the day, nearly 10 warmer than normal. it's humid outside. 66 digest. it will be a day where we climb to near 80. it will be a summer's day. kingston and poughkeepsie at 58. 56 carmel and putnam county. middletown is 53.
to low 50s to mid-60s west orange in central park should be about 56 in the park and it should be 46 up to white plains to poughkeepsie. 76 by noon and 80 this afternoon. so, goes it will be a warm summer's day. it will be cooler and rainy. much needed rain. that will be in the seven-day forecast. weather then heather. how is it going? closure on the belt parkway eastbound closed down coney island into knapp street. misplaced tractor trailer wondered on the parkway. all lanes are closed eastbound side. westbound side it is open but, of course, you may find rubbernecking delays. we have a closure montauk westbound at south ninth street, serious accident there being cleared away. the now, we have the garden state parkway going southbound near exit 143. that is air crash. you have two lanes closed down heading through that spot.
jersey transit trains and buses doing fine. long island railroad doing okay. metro north is on or close to schedule. you want to use mass transit if you travel on the east side. we have all of our subways checking in with no major problems. the u.n. general assembly is in town. expect a lot of closures. street cleaning rules are suspended today and tomorrow. metered are in effect. ken, over to you. >> thank you. developing right now, police are searching for two young sisters missing after a visit with their biological mother. >> destiny mccoy and ty macon were last seen by their foster parents when they were dropped off in brooklyn. the mother was supposed to have the girls for five hours but didn't bring them back. there is no indication that the girls are in immediate danger. a developing story in toms river, new jersey, one person was shot in a parking lot of a wawa convenience store on route 37 overnight. the wounded person was taken to
there is no word yet on the seriousness of the injuries. police sealed off the parking lot as they investigate. also developing in queens, a pedestrian is in critical condition and the search is on for a driver who left him in the street to die. >> the victim was hit just before 10:00 last night on boulevard. eyewitness news reporter kala rama is live on the scene in kala? >> reporter: good morning. the man in his 30s is in hospital. he was hit by a car just crossing this intersection here trying to go to some shops. we are told a lot of people cross this intersection. there is a big residential building in the area. people that live in the area say union turnpike is known for speeding cars whizzing by at all hours of the day. you can see the scene here from late last night. the hit and 10:00. the victim is a man in his 30s in critical condition at jamaica medical center.
a number of people say that they heard a loud crash and that's how they described the car as maybe hitting a container or building. it was that loud. police are working with some of the witnesses who saw the aftermath to get a better description of the car. right now all they know they are looking for a burgundy area. live in queens, kala rama, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. police in the bronx are searching for two men who sexually assaulted a fordham campus. authorities say the 19-year-old woman was attacked walking down an alley. one of the men held her arms while the other groped her. she managed to get away when group of people. police are checking surrounding businesses for video. if you thought last week's gridlock was a thing of the past, hold on a few more days.
president and other world leaders are here for the united nations general assembly. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live at the united nations on the east side. more of this, right, dray? >> indeed. more, more, more. good morning to you, ken. more motorcades and more heavily armed police escorts as president obama and other very important world leaders convene here in new york city for the u.n.'s general assembly. there will be a number of street closures while they are in session. on first avenue, a number of blocks will be shut down to give the motorcades the right away. president obama arrived in new york city on yesterday morning. he then delivered one of two addresses to the u.n. general assembly on sunday afternoon. in that address, the president pledged the u.s. to a plan to eliminate poverty and hunger around the world.
many of the conflicts, refugee crises, military interventions over the years might have been avoided if nations truly invested in the lives of their people and if the wealthiest nations on earth were better partners in working with those that are trying to lift themselves up. >> and president obama will have two very high profile meetings while he is here for the u.n. general assembly. the first will be with russian president vladimir putin. they are scheduled to meet sometime today. the first face-to-face meeting since putin sent troops into eastern ukraine. they are expected to address russia's role in syria as well as how to deal with isis. the second of the high profile meetings will be with cuban president raul castro. it will be the second face-to- face meeting. a very busy week for the world leaders and a frustrating one for getting around the city while the u.n. general assembly
is in session. dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> dray, thank you. eight hours after leaving the u.s. pope francis touched down in rome officially ending a historic ten day trip. the american airlines charter jet landed on schedule at 4:00 new york time. moments after his arrival, the pontiff sent out this tweet with his heartfelt thanks. may the love of christ always guide the american people #god bless america. hundreds of thousands filled the streets of philadelphia for the final official event of pope francis' u.s. visit. an estimated 860,000 people came together to celebrate mass in the city of brotherly love. some waited more than ten hours to see and hear the pontiff. pope francis touched on a number of topics during the homily but focused on family.
things, by attention to those small daily signs which make our life always feel like we are at home. >> the pope told the massive crowd that faith grows when it is practiced and shaped by love. he called families and homes our true domestic churches. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans. >> take a look outside. we have clouds at the top of one world trade and at the top of the empire state building. it's humid and warm. 66 degrees. it should be 56 degrees. so, being it really is warm even around coastal connecticut, long island, jersey shore, hudson valley. rain to the west starts getting in here really tomorrow morning, tomorrow afternoon, today is a warm june day today as the temperature will be 66
by noontime 76 and 80 this afternoon which is ten warmer than normal for this time of the year. a pretty sunset. a warm and humid one. after school, kiddos, you have to have a lot of water to drink. warm. i give it a d. warm, humid, not fall like. much needed rain tomorrow and the rest of the week down in the 60s. we will talk about that. >> heather did you know today is national drink a beer day? >> really? >> today is national ask a stupid question day. >> i for you. >> okay. >> do you want to go out and drink a beer? [ applause ] let's go over to our maps. we will talk about what is going on as you travel around the area, mass transit is the way to go. look at this problem, new york state thruway south at the tappan zee an accident. three lanes are closed. debris on the roadway. they have to get that cleared away as a result. we are dealing with this problem, belt parkway east
between coney island and nap trailer. all lanes are closed down on the eastbound side. montauk highway has a closure as well westbound near south 9th street. that accident is being cleared away. we have relief on the garden state parkway south at exit 143. that earlier accident has been cleared away. mass transit, new jersey transit trains and buses on or close to schedule. long island railroad doing okay. metro north no major problems to report. alternate side of the street parking rules suspended today and tomorrow. metered are in effect. ken and lori, over to you. >> thank you, heather. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," the highly anticipated announcement today from nasa leading space enthusiasts to wonder what is happening on mars. >> also ahead, the event that lead to thousands of posts on
welcome back. right now space enthusiasts are over the moon about major discovery on mars. the red hot anticipation of news on the red planet comes after nasa wrote on twitter mars mystery solved. scientists say they will unveil an out of this world discovery later this morning. since the announcement, the internet exploded with an astro mom mine call alien speck can you -- astronomical alien speculation. but it happens to be about water on the planet. the moon is in view after a rare event. a lunar eclipse coincided with a super moon. i almost got in trouble in college -- well, i won't tell you about the super moon thing. the moon was shielded by the earth's shadow.
todd pierce who is so talented posted this picture showing the eclipse on twitter. look at that. isn't that awesome. >> nice work, todd. >> he is so good. >> good guy. and talented. let's check in with bill evans. >> we have lots of pictures posted on twitter and facebook pages, evans weather on twitter. i want you to know that my sources tell me what was found on mars actually the big announcement coming, popeye's chicken an biscuits. >> no. >> how about that. >> what? >> that's worth a trip to mars now. here is what is going on this morning looking across the east river to queens. a beautiful morning. low clouds. you can see that at the top of the empire state building. you see the lights are reflected there and down to one world trade a good visibility. the clouds are reflective of the humidity outside at 78%. so, it's a warm day, a humid
pressure way above 30.00, the mark of fair weather. normal is 70. we will be at 80. we are at 66. normal overnight low temperature of 66. good sunrise before 7:00. 6:44 the sunsets. coastal flooding is possible. we are at the high tide. the moon and gravitational effects. tide and moon together. then a june-like day today. warm and humid. then heavy rain is possible on wednesday and we will have cooler rain, drizzle by thursday and wednesday, thursday, even into friday. u.v. index a 5 which is moderate. you are out there a few hours today, four, five hours you could get the effects of the sun and sunburn. rain to the west and a lot of moisture streaming from the south and this front to the northwest. all this over the next two days comes in and across us and creates what will be some rain, much needed rain. you see the flow from the south.
the front coming from the west so all of this creates a lot of rain throughout the northeast, new england and rain developing tomorrow will be heaviest into tuesday into wednesday. sunny breaks today. warm, humid, 80 degrees. warm and humid tonight. a couple of spotty showers are possible. the rain really gets going and building through tomorrow. a few showers in the morning. showers in the afternoon, warm and humid. 78. wednesday rainy day. could be an inch. some spots maybe two inches of rain. depending where the front goes, it hangs up on the coast and that could give us clouds, cooler weather with the wind off the atlantic, cooler into the 60s. rain and drizzle possible thursday and friday maybe into saturday we will keep an eye on that and see what is going on into the end of the week. it will be a big cool down. 18 cooler by the time we get to the end of the week. >> like it's okay or something. >> how dare we have these temps. >> all right, thank you, bill.
>> all right. how are things looking. >> the tappan zee, i want to show you how it looks on the westchester side of the span into the tolls area not badly at all. we have a problem before you get to the tappan zee. let's head to the maps. we will talk about mass transit first. we have new jersey transit trains and buses, long island railroad, metro north doing okay. subways are doing fine. if you are trying to get to the tappan zee, traveling on the new york state thruway southbound, just as you get to the bridge, we have an accident. we have three lanes closed down. metal debris on the roadway. there is a gas leak from one of the trucks that is involved with this accident. so, this might be out there for quite some time as they get that cleared away. belt parkway closed down with displaced tractor trailer. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," the little miracle at sea. the quick move to save a baby
high school football player. quarterback evan murray appeared woozy after a sack during a game friday night. he later died at the hospital. visitation will be noon to 9:00 wednesday at fate discovery church in washington township. the funeral will be held thursday. in westchester county, the investigation is underway into what sparked a three-alarm fire at a business. it broke out in greenville about 9:00 last night. last year that same nursery and gardening center was damaged by a fire when a propane tank exploded. crews from several fire departments were on the scene. no injuries have been record. we are hearing this morning from the parents of a baby boy born on a cruise ship nearly four months before his due date. hayden morgan is roofer covering at the hospital in florida. that is after his mother, emily
cruise ship 14 hours from the near east port. hayden weighed 1 1/2 pounds and given less than a 10% chance of survival. his parents fought to keep him alive until they could reach the shore. >> i was basically just trying to stay strong and focus on emily. >> i will do everything possible. i don't want to live with regrets. >> the utah family made it to shore with the newborn baby and got him to a hospital just in time. he is expected to remain in the hospital until the middle of december which was his original due date.
we are coming up on five minutes before 6:00 a.m. it's warm outside. it's humid. 66 at newark and the park with a little north to northeast wind. look at the humidities. 94% around jamaica queens and saint albans, j.f.k. and newark. a nice ride today from jersey city and staten island coming from the officers rei on brooklyn and queens. great ride across long island sound. a foot or two the waves on the sound. looking at 66 at 8. 78 to 80 degrees this afternoon. but rain is on the way and a lot of it and all of it much needed. heather is looking at the commute. >> happening on the belt parkway, what is needed here, tractor trailers are not supposed to go on parkways. we need to pay attention to the signs. eastbound coney island to nap street, misplaced tractor trailer. all lanes are closed on the eastbound side. on to montauk highway, it's closed in both directions between have near san prom men new from overnight and buena vista. all lanes are closed down.
we have a problem on the new york state thruway near the tappan zee. street cleaning rules are suspended. >> thank you. a pennsylvania teen has a memory of a lifetime after delivering a musical gift to pope francis. [singing] . >> what incredible pitch. saturday night at the performed this song at the festival of families. the teen hoped to lift the crowd's spirit. >> you never know who is out there listening. i hope my singing can help somebody get through a difficult time or something. >> he sure did, right? amazing. afterwards he presented the pope with a stone picked up in
his choir was the only to perform on that conte meant. he found out he would perform five minutes before taking the stage and every single note will echo forever. closing in on 6:00, new information coming in on a deadly crash on long island involving a motorcyclist. why the driver is now under arrest. >> ambitious announcement coming from mayor de blasio on how to deal with the city's growing homeless population.
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