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-- "good good morning, america. breaking overnight, killer tornadoes. a reported half dozen twisters carving a path of devastation right through dallas. >> that's it. that's a tornado! hundreds left homeless, at least eight people killed. >> all you heard was just debris hitting the house, hitting the house. >> and the danger is far from over as more severe weather is on the way on this huge travel day. gma on the ground. new shooting outrage. police taking aim at a teenager kill an innocent bystander. >> why do police have to keep killing our youth? something needs to be done about this. >> tension rising. the new questions this morning for a police department already under fire terror tape. the leader of isis emerging from
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this morning. his chilling message. who he's going after next. why he's coming forward now. and caught on camera. did these two women target an nba star and steal hundreds of thousands of dollars in jewelry? police launching an investigation focusing on this video. have they pulled off this crime before? hey, good morning. paula is off. very happy to have the cecilia with us this morning. we do have a big story developing this morning. look at this monster storm brewing right in the middle of the country and this is happening right in the middle of the holiday rush. it's expected to bring flash flood, ice, blizzard conditions. >> and overnight, five powerful twisters reported in texas, check out this damage right there.
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tossed. as many as eight people killed and look at this, a church ripped to shreds. >> extremely sad. we have team coverage of this storm and we begin with abc's phillip mena. who's on the ground in texas. >> dan, good morning. pretty much everything around here is soaked and it's hard to wrap your mind around the magnitude of the devastation. you see cars and power lines blown into streets. in this neighborhood, the devastation is everywhere that you look. >> that's it, oh, my god, that's it! that's it! >> reporter: overnight, a series of tornadoes devastating north texas. >> that's a tornado! >> reporter: carving a path of destruction through the greater dallas area. >> huge tornado -- holy [ bleep ]! >> reporter: leaving at least eight dead and injuring 50 others, forcing officials in some areas to declare a local disaster. >> oh, no, it hit something.
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weather service sending out a tweet at 6:56 saturday night, telling people to get to shelter now if in the area! >> ft. worth has issued a tornado warning. >> reporter: tornadoes warnings and sirens sounding off through the city. as the large and extremely dangerous twisters leveled entire neighborhoods. >> everything collapsed and went dark and fell on top of me. >> reporter: the pastor said it happened so fast he couldn't escape, the building caving in on top of him. >> i started crawling toward the hallway. but couldn't go too far. everything has collapsed. >> reporter: another twister here, taking down power lines and causing a series of explosions. >> we have gas everywhere! >> reporter: dozens of gas leaks and fires springing up in the wake of the wreckage. leaving 50,000 people without storm.
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from the air. as lovefield airport was forced to evacuate terminals. >> we have been moved here to the wait for the storm to pass. >> reporter: that evacuation ordered lift saturday night, officials allowing flights back in the area just after 9:00 p.m. as we were going to air this morning, we saw police running past us, they tell us that someone was still trapped down that street, so the recovery efforts are still far from over and as you can tell, so is the storm. dan, cecilia. >> frantic and active scene. that area all night, just give us a sense of what you're seeing, how widespread is the damage? >> well, just driving over here to this neighborhood, we saw looked similar to this. we saw cars that were just blown into the streets. a convoy of wreckers on the highway filled with flattened vehicles. and hotels around the town are
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displaced residents. >> phillip mena on the ground. thank you. this morning, so many people still picking the pieces up after those tornadoes. after it was all over, sheer devastation. >> thankful we're alive, that's all. >> i looked out my window and saw the funnel around my house. i just dove into the hallway. >> we saw an explosion, an electrical explosion, and it was spinning just right towards us. we ran into the bathtub and all you heard was debris hitting the house and then all you see is trees and washing machines -- >> i have been going up and down the alleys to make sure the gas was off, blowing through, crazy. > all the smoke, the fires, it just all sinks in. i'm still in disbelief. i still can't believe that it happened.
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people's livelihoods gone. cars flipped over in front of houses. it's just hard to see. >> it's when the sun comes up when it really hits for these people. you see that devastation. >> bad news is, there's more bed -- bad weather on the way. >> it is. in the southeast, that death toll still rising from days of tornadoes there, and torrential downpours that sparked flooding. and many are facing blizzard warnings. meteorologist indra peterson is here tracking it all. >> this is supposed to be the biggest travel day of the year and take a look at this map behind me. 90 million people could see bad weather. then, you have everyone traveling as well. hard to believe that is from the exact same system. we have winter storm warnings, flood warnings, ice storms in the mix. even blizzard warnings. here we go, this is all one system, all you have to remember, a low goes counterclockwise. if you're in the front, you're
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south. on the backside of the system, all that cold air that's coming down from canada, why you're getting gusty winds and why you're getting the threat for blizzards out there and chevy amounts of snow as the day goes on. it only gets worse. look at this system spread into the midwest, an icing threat as we go to outside portions of chicago in through tomorrow. we're not done there. monday, tuesday, this heads into the northeast. hard to believe, lot of severe weather still in the mix. >> indra, thank you. as you mentioned the timing of the storm really could not be worse it hits right in the thick of the holiday travel scramble. and abc's devin dwyer covering that angle from reagan national airport in washington, d.c. >> reporter: the check-in lines starting to build in behind me. as for those flights, the faa
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but travel today in many places will not be smooth. headache to get home. >> we're at the airport in seattle. this is the line to check luggage outside. >> reporter: this morning, millions are bracing themselves for this -- >> inside, there are just lines everywhere. >> reporter: massive lines and long waits. it's one of the busiest travel days of the year. over 800 flights already canceled. in the last 24 hours. more than 4400 delayed. then, there are the unforeseen delays. this flight from new york to ft. lauderdale was evacuated saturday when smoke was spotted coming from the plane. now, spirit airlines said thankfully no one was injured in that accident. the faa expects 2 million to fly this morning. many travelers telling us this morning saying they're thankful for the unseasonably warm temperatures. meaning fewer delays this year from snow. >> devin, thank you.
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police shooting, tensions rising in chicago this morning. the police department there under new scrutiny. officers killing a teenager and also accidentally shooting and killing a mother of five. abc's alex perez is in chicago now with more now. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning. the victims' families are demanding answers at this point. chicago police haven't explained exactly why the officer fired his weapon. this morning, the chicago police department is once again facing backlash. >> i went to the hospital, my son has seven -- that's too much. >> reporter: officers fatally shot 19-year-old quintonio grier and accidentally killed a 55-year-old mother of five, bettie jones. after responding to a domestic disturbance call at his home. he was allegedly threatening his father with bat. >> sometimes he'll get a little loud, but not violent.
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ground floor of the two-story home shared with grier and was opening the door when she was caught in the line of fire and shot once. >> upon their arrival, they were confronted by a combatant individual. the matter is under investigation. >> reporter: the shooting came two days after protests against chicago police department's police officers' actions. shut down parts of the magnificent mile, a high-end shopping district in the city. >> why do police have to keep killing our youth? >> reporter: chicago mayor rahm emanuel facing calls for his resignation, said in a statement, any time an officer uses force the public deserves answers and regardless of the circumstances we all grieve any time there's a loss of life in our city. the officers involve ready now on desk duty as independent police board review the shooting. we're going to move on now, because, this morning, we're
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wanted man in the world, the leader of isis, he's breaking his silence with an audio recording in which he specifically threatens israel. jim a vil ya with the president in hawaii. >> reporter: with isis under pressure and losing ground in both is syria and iraq, this latest message could be more desperation than a threat. this is believed to be the voice behind isis. a 23 minute long isis statement delivered by the man claiming to be isis' leader baghdadi. after seven months of silent, baghdadi seems desperate to rally his followers. 2015 hasn't been a good year for isis. the u.s.-led coalition has killed his second in command and the isis emir in charge of the
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terroirst-controlled parts of syria and iraq. their supply lines have been heavily damaged. isis troops have been forced to retreat from tikrit sandra maddi. in this message he appears to be issuing a call to arms. quote, waging this battle is a duty upon every muslim and no one is excused. he also threatens israel directly. promising to liberate palestine. and boldly claiming that islam will dominate the world anew until the day of judgment. one administration official dismisses the message as more isis propaganda. the white house has refused to issue any comment on this message and won't verify its authenticity. dan. >> thank you, jim avila reporting from hawaii this morning. and it's back to business in the race to the white house. this morning, the candidates hitting the campaign trail after a brief christmas break. >> and abc news' chief white house correspondent jon karl is hosting "this week" this
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republican front-runner donald trump, he's now starting to throw his fire toward hillary clinton and bill clinton. >> yeah, he spent so much tearing apart each and every one of the republican opponents with but now, he's gone after hillary clinton hard. hillary clinton has made it clear that bill clinton is going to be out on the campaign trail for her in january, which prompted this tweet from from donald trump. basically accusing bill clinton of sexism. saying, why would you put him out -- he got a whole long list of sexism. he made it very clear. he'll be bringing up that past, monica lewinsky, gennifer flowers and paula jones, et cetera. get ready for trump to train that negativity on that. one point on this, the clinton people say they would be
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against donald trump, that would be her easiest path to victory. but take a look at this poll, the most recent national poll, head-to-head matchup between trump. hillary clinton slightly ahead. they are statistically tied in the most recent national poll. >> yeah, jon, the clinton campaign would love nothing more than a run against trump. but all eyes on iowa and new hampshire. that gop field is still completely packed. ted cruz riding high in iowa. rubio, christie, bush, all hampshire. these early states, does it spell the end for some of these names? >> it could. first of all in iowa, the big thing as you mentioned ted cruz in many of the recent polls is slightly ahead of donald trump. one of the big questions is, how does trump react if he loses in the state that votes first? you know, he's built his whole
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if he faces a loss to ted cruz, how does he react? in new hampshire, you have a whole gaggle of candidates who are banking their entire future on winning in new hampshire. you got chris christie, jeb bush, marco rubio. john kasich. losing in new hampshire. >> a tight race in new hampshire for the democrats as well. jon, thank you, and jon will have much more on that sit-down with donald trump. he's also reviewing are republican presidential candidate governor john kasich. all coming up on abc's "this week." >> that's later this morning. thank you, john. over to ron for a look at the other stories developing this morning. good morning. good morning, everyone. we begin with yet another mall shooting, this one in georgia, inside of a commercial complex packed with shoppers, many of them taking their christmas gift returns back to the store. panic and confusion as hundreds of people came running out of the mall after
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several stores put on lockdown. reports say a group of men were arguing outside the mall, one pulled out a gun and started shooting. investigators say that the shooter ran into the mall and fired more shots while people were shopping there. no word on what sparked that incident. and the leader of a muslim american advocacy group is calling for a hate crime investigation after a possible fire bomb was thrown at this california mosque. the device was apparently thrown over the fence and landed at the door of the mosque. it's a day after officials in texas that a fire at a houston mosque said it was arson and earlier this month, a suspect was arrested for allegedly setting fire to mosque. a reported holiday terror
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austria, say they got a tip from an unidentified source of an attack between christmas and new year's. firms in major european capitals have been warned of that possibility of an attack and stepped up surveillance of locations where large crowds were expected the. back here at home and the battle against that enormous blaze, this morning, fire officials saying the wildfire is just 60% contained. fire crews have been working since early saturday to gain the upper hand and locate possible hot spots, shutting down parts of the pacific coast highway on saturday. that route has since been reopened. and homicide investigators in maine are trying to unravel a double murder mystery. police say that 35-year-old eric williams and his girlfriend were discovered inside the front seats of their suv parked on a remote dirt road on christmas day. the couple reportedly died of gunshot wounds. and hoverboards ruled christmas wish lists this year,
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are paying a different price. the wife of dan uggla, baseball player, posted this video of him wiping out on his new hoverboard on christmas day. he was distracted. rachel, possibly listening to justin bieber. >> who knows. >> he's not alone, a congressman learned it the hard way, tweeting a picture of himself saturday with his arm in a sling. saying the gift was his daughter. he ended up in the hospital for using his kid's hoverboard. >> what a supportive wife of her husband wiping out. finally, a saturday night at yankee stadium when this happened. check this out. >> and going in, touchdown, alex rodriguez! >> that's right.
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that's indiana against duke in the pinstripe bowl in yankee stadium. shares the name with, well, number 13 on the yankees. a-rod. the freshman a-rod ran for his third career touchdown in the third quarter. the yankees tweeting -- alex just scored his first touchdown at yankee stadium. # nonotthatarod. >> that's pretty good. >> dan doesn't who know he is. >> you had over/under. >> which is which? >> dan had the over and he won big. >> do you even know who -- >> he won big in vegas. >> my wife went to duke, i would be rooting for duke and what sport was that again? let's change the subject to talk weather. what do you have for us? >> i wished i had good news. i wanted to show what happened
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i know we have been sa here on the set. it's not my fault. the 70s are going to 30s. >> we like you, we're not holding you responsible. >> i'm holding her responsible. >> i am, too. she does this thing like rob, she seems so happy when she's talking about snow. >> 70s weren't bad. >> thank you, indra. great to have you here. coming up here on "good morning america" -- police are looking for these two women seen on this surveillance. did they steal hundreds of thousands dollars worth of jewelry from an nba star? plus, a golfer shipping nightmare. the abc news fixer to the rescue. what you need to know the next time you send something. and a star wars surprise. the christmas present that came over 30 years late and why that actually is a very good thing.
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this is a channel 7 eyewitness news brief. >> good morning, 8:27 on sunday, december 27. i'm lauren glassberg. topping the headlines, a 1-year-old boy is recovering after being hit by gun fire in jersey city.
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welcome back to "good morning america" on a sunday morning. happening right now -- deadly tornadoes in texas, six reported twisters carving a path of destruction through the greater dallas area, nearly a dozen people killed. officials in some areas declaring local disasters. the tornadoes were accompanied by torrential rain, some wind and hail. zmrmpls also happening right now -- police in san francisco are investigating a crash involving a double-decker tour bus, nine people injured, including two children, that crash coming about a month after another double-decker sightseeing bus went out of control in san francisco also, hit a cyclist. it's official, star wars has smashed the christmas box office weekend. with more than $49 million in
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on friday alone. doubling the early record sets by sherlock holmes bac in 2009. now projected to reach the $1 billion mark by the end of the weekend. >> you still haven't seen it? you work for disney. >> i know. i know. >> come on. you haven't seen it, either? >> no. >> rachel? >> no. i meant to do it yesterday. >> wow. let me tell you what's coming up on the show, getting your finances in order for the new year, ways to cut the clutter from banking to your bills. how to protect yourself from credit card fraud. but first, caught on camera, police are hunting for a pair of women who may have pulled off an audacious heist. >> they met a pro nba star and partied with him into the wee hours in the morning. now, police are investigating whether they made off with some
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abc's marci gonzalez here with the latest. >> reporter: this is a guy who makes about $5 million a year, exactly the kind of target police say criminals go after in this type of plot they're seeing all too often. this morning, police are looking for these two women, they say may have pulled off a racy heist, stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of jewelry from new york knicks player derrick williams. according to police the 24-year-old nba forward met the women at new york city's up and down nightclub surveillance footage of the two women leaving the club. after an hour and a half, the women left and williams said he later noticed $617,000 worth of jewelry, including a $50,000 rolex, three diamond rings and three gold chains all gone. >> he should have had this locked up. you shouldn't just bring any
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you're a celebrity. >> reporter: police still haven't identified the women, for now, calling them persons of interest. investigators believe this may not have been the first time they pulled off this kind of crime. >> i'd be shocked if this is the only robbery this pair has done. >> reporter: the nypd explains they're seeing it more often, women intentionally targeting men in bars and clubs to get into their homes. >> a large majority of the time it doesn't get reported, because people have been caught in a compromising situation. they don't want anybody to know about it. >> and no comment on this from williams and police are still looking for that stolen jewelry and for those two women. >> there's something to be said here about being careful at a nightclub. >> yes. >> the dangers of the male ego. adds well. coming up, let's talk weather, now, actually not coming up -- we're not going to a commercial. let's talk about it right now.
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>> we try to golf every weekend. >> reporter: she lives in wisconsin with her partner steve rosenthal. planned a vacation. they figured they ship their clubs through fedex rather than drag them through the airport. they bought extra coverage just >> i started watching the website. >> reporter: but then, bad news, fedex had whiffed. >> they did find a set of golf clubs, they sent them back to wisconsin. >> reporter: remember, she was in california for the sole purpose of golfing and now with no gear. she rented clubs and bought shoes and balls and gloves. when they got home, they tried but fedex denied the claim
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>> she said the claim was denied because the clubs were not lost or damaged. >> reporter: it was time to call in the abc news fixer. >> stephanie called me back. >> reporter: to see if she got her out of the bunker. >> hi, i'm stephanie, the fixer. >> reporter: par for the course, our fixer got right to work. >> this is what we shipped them in and it just locks. >> reporter: the fixer asked fedex to take another look. the company wanted some additional receipts. but in just a few days they had it all straightened out. cutting a check for $318.56. the shipping costs and her incidentals. while they said they did not wish to comment, they also sent a handwritten note apologizing for the inconvenience. >> it's fixed. thank you, abc news fixer. >> when you ship an item, shipping company's guarantee. fedex will guarantee shipments
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and this morning, on the "weekend download," we're helping you to jump-start your january, re-evaluate your finances and make some changes that can set you up for success in 2016. what's a good first step toward getting our financial houses in order in the new year? >> number one thing you want to do, ron, cut the clutter. get rid of the bills. get all the things. go to autopay. go to online banking. if you have e-mails, subscribing to services you're not using you want to unsubscribe. >> it seems like every day we're credit card fraud, how can you protect yourself from these kind of scams? >> this is so important, ron. identity theft cost americans
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that's free, and all your charges coming out of your credit cards. they alert you if something inappropriate is going on. >> okay, i got to confess, i haven't checked my credit report in five years. bad idea, how often should you? >> not the best idea, ron. you can check your credit report once every year, what you're looking for is errors. you want to check for accounts you may not recall setting up. >> okay, happy new year to you, rebecca. guys, back to you. >> check your credit report, ron, good advice. >> good advice, throughout. coming up on "good morning america" -- the famous face who got silly stringed on christmas.
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smith. >> oh, thank you. good to see you, man. >> likewise. >> great to have you back. guys, first up, hey, everybody, hold that thought. i'll explain. the band 5 seconds of summer really knows how to heat things up. and here's the proof, the boys posing in their birthday suits on "rolling stone" magazine and bearing all in but, this is being called their most candid interview, ever. the aussie pop rockers who blew away the crowd during "good morning america's" summer condition sert series. some fans took to twitter to criticize the group. others are skeptical the wild claims are really true. >> hard to believe. >> they're young kids. so -- interesting.
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anyway, the mother of a "star wars" fan just gave her son the ultimate gift -- and all the better that it's more than 30 years late. so crazy. it seems dear old mom forgot to give him this luke skywalker action figure and with the force awakens opening, the timing was perfect. everything is old again. that's what i'm hearing. >> it's filled with huge nostalgia buttons. >> references from -- we did a little research there. mom paid $2.50 back in the '80s at kmart. our toy expert estimates that old luke is worth about $300. >> a toy expert. >> this sounds like that would have happened at my house. i have to say, my mom, here's a
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>> i think it's awesome. the guy is like, i'm not giving it up. next up, guys, proof that celebrities they're just like you and me during the holidays. katy perry posting a hilarious instagram video on christmas morning. take a look. i mean, a little silly string action. >> who did this to her? >> i guess a friend, who knows. jennifer aniston and justin theroux hitting the slopes and check out the beckhams. they adorable family op. just so beautiful and justin timberlake on instagram calling his son the greatest christmas gift ever. >> as a new father, you always post the adorable moments. >> and you have had good holiday
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your son's got some cute cheeks. >> carefully curated. >> and filtered? >> nothing like seeing folks having fun and very casual during the holidays with their families. and finally, guys, speaking of babies the new hottest member of the extended duggar family, celebrating his first kri mass, spurgeon, looking so cute in his later on, she shared this photo of the guy looking more alert. >> is that a cardigan he's wearing? >> it's like a onesie cardigan. it's kind of awesome. guys, if you have been following her journey to motherhood, it was a long and even scary at some points. all playing out on their tlc show. >> the end was just solid, he was there and stuck by her side and it was really sweet. >> and you can catch the third
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jessa counting on tonight. on tlc. >> congratulations to them and thank you very much for coming in on this holiday weekend. >> oh, what a treat. thanks for joining us as well. cecilia, appreciate it. >> thank you guys. we'll see you later. meet the moore's! we're the moore family, and as you can see, we need an internet that can do more. we do more games, and more streaming. so we need more speed.
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this is new york's number one news, channel 7 eyewitness news with michelle charlesworth and rob nelson and amy freeze with the exclusive accuweather forecast. now, eyewitness news this morning. good morning, everybody, closing in on 9:00 a.m. bullets fly in new jersey. a 1-year-old child hit in the face while he sat in a parked car. eyewitness news is live at the hospital where that boy is now recovering. this morning the police are shooter. breaking news out of new jersey, shooting in paterson. we'll tell you what we know at this hour. the death toll continues to climb in texas as tornadoes tore through parts of that state ripping homes and businesses to pieces. we'll have the latest.
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you're looking at the rfk bridge which is a little more visible ago. thanks for joining us on sunday, >> indeed. the fog has burned off. yes. >> you can see clearly now and the rain is gone. good morning, everybody. thanks for being with us. i'm rob nelson. >> rob is hearing music. michelle. the makings for a nice day, meteorologist jeff smith with a first look at our morning's forecast. >> we're not going to get a lot of sunshine today but temperatures will probably still get up to record levels. we still have fog out there. visibility is improving over what they were earlier this morning. a live look over toward midtown manhattan from our camera and in astoria, queens. the fog losting for another hour expiring 10:00 a.m. for much of the tri-state area. visibility is now still down to .3 miles.
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