tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC January 19, 2016 4:30am-6:00am EST
tennis. that's what's making news in america this good morning. a blast of bitter cold is gripping the tri-state area. we are tracking the threat of a major snowstorm just in time for the weekend. investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a fire in a harlem high-rise. new video and new details on several people hurt. >> a man randomly slashed on a street in manhattan this morning. we hear the horrific details of the brutal attack and see the photos of the suspect police
>> good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> thank you for joining us, i'm ken rosato. today is tuesday, january 19th. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist jeff smith is in for bill evans with the exclusive bitter cold accuweather forecast. >> frigid this morning. temperature in new york city down to 17 degrees. the wind is blowing out there, gusting up to 30 miles per hour at times. that is driving windchills lower. we have a wind advisory by the way in effect until 7:00 p.m.
square and queens plaza. restrictions. expect delays between simpson and friedman street. manhattan bound trains will skip 7 of the 9 stations in brooklyn until 2017. temporary platforms are available at th avenue and bay parkway. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. ken, over to you.
we are gearing up for another day of brutal cold, even colder than yesterday. mayor de blasio issued a cod blue warning as temperatures continue to plummet. dray clark is feeling it all. he is live in battery park with the latest, dray? >> reporter: good morning, ken. it's no joke this morning. the moment you walk out the door, you will feel the chill. standing outside the staten island ferry, it's freezing with the wind jeff was talking about but it's blowing down here. a stiff wind tossing around stop signs like you wouldn't believe. in hoboken, new jersey, last night folks were walking quickly because it was very cold last night just as it is this morning. you want to wear a lot of layers where you are going. it's bone chilling teeth chattering cold out here. after the unusually warm december we forgot how bitter
old man winter is here in a late arrival. now the possibility of snow later on in the week going into the weekend. >> i like the cold. >> i will be snowed in making soup and having fun that way. >> i think we are already planning to go upstate to do a little snowboarding. bring our daughter. she just turned one, see if we can get her on the slopes. >> there are a lot of people happy to see this winter weather arrive here. filmily the same rules apply what we tell you every year when it gets this bad, layer up. make sure you have on gloves, hat, hood, anything you can to keep warm because, again, the moment you walk out the door, you are definitely going to feel the chill. also again, this is a code blue alert here in new york city, when it gets below 32 degrees. we know the city workers are trying to get the homeless folks off the street.
building where you have no heat, you are encouraged to call 311. live from battery park, a cold battery park. dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right, thank you. new this morning, firefighters battled extreme cold and a smoky fire at a harlem high-rise overnight. 13 people were hurt, mostly from smoke inhalation. new video from the scene shows people bundled up at st. nick could loss laugh -- nicholas. it started in a chute in the ninth floor of the building. five people are recovering after a fire at an apartment building in the alerton section. a viewer sent in this video. the flames first started in a six-story building on barns avenue last night. it was put out within 30 minutes but the building
two residents were seriously hurt. three firefighters suffered minor injuries. the latest new york city slashing victim walked out of a hospital with 150 stitches. the 30-year-old social worker ordeal. eyewitness news reporter joe bellevue. >> reporter: two days after someone slashed him in the east village, anthony christopher smith emerged from bellevue hospital, his face swollen from eight hours of surgery and 150 eight hours of surgery and 150 stitches. >> i hope somebody if they have information, report it as soon as possible because he got me without warning, without any provocation. i have no idea who he was. he could get somebody else. >> reporter: police released these photos of the man they believe attacked christopher smith as he walked on east sixth street. investigators describe the suspect as a 20 to 30-year-old asian male 5 feet 6 inches tall
he was last seen wearing a black skull cap and black pants. >> you can't stop random people from doing random insane things. all you can do is catch them or put them in the hospital or behind bars. >> the people of new york reached out and helped him quickly. i'm grateful for that. and he is recovering well. >> reporter: the 30-year-old social worker from newark suffered a cut to his back. the laceration across his face damaged five nerves. >> they say i can smile in six to neighbor months. i won't be able to feel my lower ear lobby. >> reporter: he said he may not walk down a new york city street without the need to constantly feel like he has to look over his shoulder. he said the mental replay over what happened may never go away.
eyewitness news. it is 4:37. happening today, new york city police officer that shot and killed an unarmed man heads to court in brooklyn. officer peter lightning is expected -- liang is expected to request a jury trial. he fired a shot in a dark stairwell of a housing project that he was patrolling the bullet reportedly ricocheted off a wall and killed akai gurley. a court appearance in westchester county for a woman accused in the death of her 6- year-old daughter. she will appear in federal court to face a spring of charges. the body of lacy carr was found in her mother's bedroom in croton. police prosecutors say the room was filled with alcohol, drugs including morphine. horse carriage drivers that may soon lose their jobs are
a new deal would cut the number of carriages nearly in half. the plan calls for compensating the drivers who lose their jobs. it's up to the city council to approve a deal. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist jeff smith. >> a live look. temperatures in the teens in the city and 10 areas north and west. we take a spin on the weather wheel, temperatures around 21 at 10:00 in the morning. rising to the middle to upper 20s but the afternoon hours. that doesn't tell the whole story, you add in the winds that could gust up to 30 to 35 miles per hour. this is what it will feel like, 4 degrees in the city. during the warm jest time of the day in the ash it will still feel like 13 for a
closer to zero up to the catskills and the poconos. all eyes on the potential for a major storm late into the weekend. we will detail that. right now over to heather with a look at the roads. it looks like we are doing fine traveling through queens on the belt parkway. not a bad ride. let's go to the maps and talk about what is happening in brooklyn until 2017. manhattan bound n trains skipping 7 of the nine stations in brooklyn so they set up temporary platforms at 8th avenue and bay parkway. at this point, n trains, no trains between time's square and queensboro plaza because of track work and delays on the 2 and 5 trains as well. street cleaning rules back in effect today. ken and lori, over to you. >> thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," president obama issues a federal emergency declaration for the
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flow then the tissue gets cold and can freeze. for that you need medical care. milder symptoms like redness, tingling, numbness of the nose, ears can be treated with a warm shower or a warm bath and hot drinks like tea and coffee. >> frostbite is nothing to joke about. meteorologist jeff smith joins us with the exclusive cold forecast. >> you can see the camera shaking at times. we are looking to the southern end of central park. another view to midtown from our camera, this is the one shaking in the wind. this is from our camera in astoria, queens. that temperature is 23. it's actually down to 18 degrees. that is a mistake. 17 in the city. the other was a mistake, too. wind from the west at 10 gusting up to 26 miles per hour. it's colder than what i initially told you.
just after midnight last night. bitterly cold air persists during the day today. winds gusting 30 miles per hour plus during the day. it will feel like near or below zero during the morning hours. around 10 for a windchill this afternoon. then all eyes turn to late friday night into the day on saturday. that's the possibility of a major winter storm, the first significant snowfall of the season for much of the region. 16 morristown. down to 10 at monticello. relatively mild 21 poughkeepsie and 22 montauk. those are the warm spots. feels like 8 up to the midhudson valley. monticello. goose egg at newark and belmont. through today. a wind advisory for western parts of ulster county through 7:00 p.m. highs 10 to 20 below normal for this time of the year.
potential late in the week. friday mainly over the middle atlantic states. friday night the snow can get in here then into the day on saturday. today blustery, quite cold despite sun. it will feel like ten during the afternoon. high up to 29. clear and cold tonight, the wind will gradually diminish, down to 22. sunshine is followed by some clouds. disturbance moving to the south. not as harsh. high of 37. accuweather seven-day forecast, sun and clouds tomorrow, 37. mainly sunny thursday. quiet 36. then mainly cloudy friday. there could be snow on friday. very late in the day but more likely beginning friday night as low pressure organizes itself off the virginia capes. that would put us on the northwestern flank of the storm which means we are in the snow shield. that will last into saturday.
snow of varying intensities and there could be significant accumulation of snow. the high barely above the freezing mark then we clear things out on sunday, high of 36. by then afternoon. monday mainly cloudy, right around 40. you will hear a lot of rumors and a lot of stuff on social media but you want us to vet that information for you. keep it tuned right here. >> bad thing that i put my snow shovel on e-bay last winter. >> did you make some money. >> $13. >> see if you can get that back. you know, i'm okay with snow if it happens on the weekend. less people are traveling. that's a good thing. let's go to the new england thruway. southbound side near exit 15 accident being cleared away.
southbound, scarsdale to desmond emergency work. subject to closure. this is because of sunday's accident. n trains no trains between time's square and queensboro plaza because of track work. 2 and 5 trains speed restrictions between simpson and freeman in the bronx. street cleaning rules are in effect. today staff at columbia university to honor three members of the school's community killed last week in central america. abigail flanagan, daniella move son and ehrhardt died in a bus accident in honduras all three were heading to the airport to return home from a volunteer mission. there is a court hearing in texas today in the case of the affluenza teenager ethan couch. he is in mexico after fleeing in december.
whether couch violated his probation for the killing of four people in a drunk driving wreck. his defense was that he was too rich and affluent to learn right from wrong. he is fighting efforts to be sent hem home to texas. a protest for this afternoon in the state capitol in michigan. organizers say the toxic water crisis in flint is not drawing the sort of help from washington that people expected p. president obama issued a federal emergency declaration but he denied michigan's request for a disaster declaration. that means there is a $5 million cap on aid from washington. a disaster declaration would have meant $96 million or more. and that is money that people say they really need with this manmade disaster. >> it will never get fixed. too much money. it's not going to come -- who
>> reporter: flint's water became contaminated with lead when the water supply was switched from the detroit system to the flint river last year to save money. the head of the academy of motion picture, arts and sciences is expressing frustration with the lack of diversity. she is heartbroken and frustrated after the academy named 20 white oscar nominees in the best actor category for the second straight year. her comments followed spike lee and jade pay smith announcing they are boycotting the academy awards. >> let's do us differently. >> lee took to instagram to quote dr. martin luther king about the boycott saying there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither
he must take it because conscious tells him its eye right. >> mayor de blasio says the fact no actors of color were nominated is unacceptable. >> we have seen numerous movies that were highly acclaimed or great commercial successes with leading men and women of color and tremendous supporting actors of color. what is going on here. >> the mayor said hollywood has a long way to go when it comes to supporting and celebrating diversity. steve harvey is revealing his family has gotten death threats after his miss universe mistake. he denies rumors that the mix- up when he announced miss columbia was the winner was a planned publicity stunt. he says that he would never have brought that on himself and he is perfectly comfortable with the level of fame that he has. he insists that he was at every
live show. bikers and a tv writer found a way to honor dr. martin luther king junior with what they call wheels up, guns down ride through miami. hundreds joined in the call to end gun violence but it caused headaches for others trying to get through the city. some bikers were caught breaking traffic laws during the ride running red lights and driving in the oncoming lane. one participant was hospitalized after an accident. on "eyewitness news this morning," we have new pictures of the thieves wanted for stealing cash from atms. how police say they are carrying out the crimes. >> new details overnight on the chilly situation at a building
ty new this morning, police want your help finding a pair of bank skimmers. here is a look at surveillance pick tires of the suspect. police say they used devices to steal debit card information at a bank and cvs in manhattan then went to queens, took money out of the victim's account and police say they got away with nearly $8,000 since october.
traffic every seven minutes. it's a frigid cold day, jeff smith is in for bill. eventually going up to 29. that doesn't tell the whole story. you add the wind in and it will feel cold. 18 at the bus stop this morning. it help feel like near or below zero especially in the northern and western suburbs. 29 during the afternoon. that will feel like 10 degrees because the wind can gust 30 to 40 miles per hour at times. it will be sunny but bitterly cold. >> new england thruway an accident southbound side near exit 15 boston road. expect delays through that spot. ongoing closure scarsdale subject to closure at this point. one lane is open because of sunday's accident. pulaski skyway closed from
n trains delays between time's square. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken, over to you. another link between sleep and diabetes. research shows a lack of sleep can increase your risk of diabetes by 16%. now you could actually counter act the risk with excessive sleep on the weekend. researchers say two nights of lots of sleep reverses the negative metabolic effect. >> that's the opposite of what we were told that you couldn't make up for a lack of sleep. >> too much coffee, not enough coffee. too much wine, whatever. bundle up in layers before you head outside. we are talking about the bone- chilling cold.
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good morning. accuweather alert day. you need to bundle up before you head outside like truly on this brutally cold day. >> a live look how it feels due to the windchills. feels like the single digits. this is as we tray a potentially major snowstorm this weekend. >> good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> i'm ken rosato.
you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist jeff smith is in for bill with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> it will be such a deceptive day as well. a lot of bright sunshine. it will look nice when you look out the window but it won't feel nice. temperatures around 17 right now in central park. a wind advisory by the way western you will tear county until 7:00 p.m. winds could gust 50 miles per hour in the higher elevations of the catskills. the rest of the region 30 to 40 miles per hour. 17 in the park. 16 newark. 16 white plains. these are actual air temperatures. 10 monticello. upper teens on the island. windchills down to 4 in the city. feels like one below in white plains and 7 below zero up to monticello. a lot of bright sunshine during the day. 8:00 a.m. temperature around 18 but by then windchills around 5 degrees.
rising into the upper 20s by 4:00. with the wind feeling like 14 degrees. we have a big snowstorm on the way for parts of the region. right now over to heather o'rourke. >> make sure you test out the snow blowers. n trains skipping seven of the nine stations in brooklyn until 2017. we have temporary platforms available at 8th and bay parkway. still that is a lot of stations that are going to be skipped. new england thruway south near exit 15 in new rochelle accident being cleared. then we have the bronx river parkway south from scarsdale to desmond, new jersey work. one lane closed down. after 9:00 a.m., the entire southbound side of the bronx river parkway is scheduled to be closed down for guardrail repair. long island railroad, new jersey transit, metro north doing fine. alternate side of the street
ken and lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. we continue our coverage of the accuweather alert on this extremely cold morning. >> dray clark is live in lower manhattan where the wind whips worse than anywhere else on the island. good morning, dray. >> reporter: good morning, guys. in battery park, this is one of the coldest places in the city. for some reason they always send us here on days like this. at least we get paid. if you are one of the people waiting and wondering when the real authentic winter weather was going to arrive, guess what. your wait is over. the moment you step out the door, you will notice today is not a game. it's very cold out here. take you across the river to hoboken, folks last night were walking with an extra pep in their step. i think the trend will continue this morning because it's cold. as you know, when it's this cold out, everything seems harder, whether you are walking
stop it seems that much harder to put one foot in front of the other when you have this bone chilling temperature out here. we got spoiled in december with temperatures in the high 60s, low 70s but it is winter. old man winter is here and we have the bone-chilling cold and the possibility of a winter storm on the horizon, sometime possibly later into the week and >> i am warm. i am happy for the cold, killing germs. >> it's freezing. we ned to get spring here soon. glad it's not snowing but i'm freezing. >> reporter: good idea to wear layers. no matter how many you put on, you will feel the cold because this is just one of those days where it's bitterly cold outside. a cold blue day in new york city when the temperature goes
kicks into high gear and the goal is to get all the homeless people off the streets. it's too dangerous for them to be sleeping on the sidewalks and other areas where they lay their head. if you live in a building with no heat, call 311 to get help. this is not the kind of day where you want to find yourself in a situation where you have no heat. certainly prepare accordingly, dress warm. cover your head, hand, neck, all the things we tell you when it gets cold outside. this will be a long and cold day. live in battery park, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> get warm. thank you. heat and hot water has been restored to a building in upper manhattan four hours after it went out. emergency crews and con ed responded to marshal plaza, a nycha building in washington heights home to 180 senior citizens. the boiler broke around 9:30
portable heaters were brought in until the problem got fixed. stay with eyewitness news all week as we update the forecast for the potential snowstorm this weekend. the search is on this morning for two men wanted for a possible hate crime in the bronx. police released new video showing the men police say made antimuslim statements while school. eyewitness news reporter mallory hoff is live in the mallory? morning. this is where the attack happened, right here on this very sidewalk. community leaders and activists say there was so much hate here that it's only fitting that as the students come back to school there would be a rally for peace. reporter: police say this newly released surveillance video shows two men suspected in friday's attack in count view. detectives are asking for help identifying them.
was beaten as he picked up his niece on friday. the attack happened in front of ps 119. the men yield the words isis and muslim. we spoke to him through a translator. >> from behind my back, all of a sudden they started to punch me on my face. >> reporter: important to point out that the victim's niece, a 9-year-old child, witnessed this entire attack, saw the whole thing. now she says she is afraid to go back to school. that rally is expected to start here at 9:00 this morning. live in the bronx, mall lour research -- mallory hoff, channel 7 eyewitness news. opening statements in the trial of a man accused of causing the death of a police officer. joseph ovali. the nassau police officer was
island expressway to reach a series of accidents. a homicide charge against james ryan has been thrown out bases he did not hit the officer himself. an appellate court restored the charges. what started as a hit and run in brooklyn ended in the gowanus canal. now a suspect is under arrest. take a look at this cell phone video of matthew murphy climbing out of his submerged car yesterday. it was captured side swiping another vehicle. investigators say a woman and her 1-year-old child escaped serious injuries. an eyewitness held murphy out of the water. >> i kept asking are you okay. he was like, i'm good, i'm good. he opened the door, climbed out himself and i went over the ledge and pulled him up. >> murphy is charged with leaving the scene of an accident and reckless endangerment. the driver that lost control of a car and crashed into a home on long island
morning. this happened in west babylon. police say the driver was speeding into an intersection with a thin coating of black ice. one person inside was not injured. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic beginning with meteorologist jeff smith in for bill with the forecast. >> it's a brutally cold morning out there. the wind will not let up all day. a live look at the em spire state building to one world trade. you can see to the verrazano narrow's bridge. 19 at 9:00 in the morning. up to 21 by 10:00 a.m. temperatures rising into the upper 20s before tailing back to the mid-20s during the evening. lit never feel that warm. with the wind gusting 30 to 35
like 5 degrees at 8:00 in the morning. even during the warmest time of the day the warmest it will feel is 13, 14 later on this afternoon in central park. coming up on the other side of the break, potential for a bin tear storm, maybe a major winter storm late friday into saturday. we will talk about that. it looks like a good ride for you. new england thruway near cedar a quiet ride. let's head to the maps. we have an issue on the new england thruway southbound side near exit 15 an accident is being cleared away. ongoing problems on the bronx river parkway. a lot of guardrail repairs and this is southbound. it is scheduled to be fully closed down after 9:00 a.m. for guardrail repair. n trains skip 7 of 9 stations in brooklyn.
the victims were student athletes at suny near rochester. her ex-boyfriend called his father before killing himself. we are about to show you a man who is a true medical miracle. this is justin smith. last february the penn state student was found in a snowbank frozen solid. he lost consciousness walking home in sub-zero temperatures. paramedics thought he was dead. doctors had a plan to bring him back. they removed his blood, warmed it, then put it back in his body. after 15 days in a coma, justin woke up. >> i never heard anything like this. amazing. something i never heard of. i can't thank everyone enough. >> when you look at the science of what happened to justin, it was hard to imagine that anyone on earth could survive this.
first person to survive such a severe case of hypothermia other than losing his pinkies and toes, he is doing fine. >> that is amazing, a walking miracle. >> to have his faculties and be able to -- that is. >> that is something. all right. someone else that is amazing and a scientist. >> and has his faculties. >> i hope i do. >> jeff smith in for bill. >> it's a chilly morning. brutally cold out there. live look at midtown. temperature 17. look at the wind west at 12 gusting up to 24 miles per hour. if anything the wind could increase as we head deeper into the daylight hours, potentially gusting up to 40. bitterly cold air. wind gusting over 30 miles per hour. that will send windchills down to near zero much of the morning hours.
that's as warm as it will feel during the day. temperatures get well up into the 20s. then all eyes turn to the potential for a major storm this weekend. probably coming in friday night into the day on saturday. right now ten degrees is your actual air temperature at monticello. 16 belmar. 18 on the island as islip. you add in the wind it feels cold, almost dangerously cold areas north and west. 7 below at monticello. feels like the goose egg at belmar and new jersey. this cold outbreak lasts through today. harsh winds on this eastern area of missouri. highs 10 to 20 below normal. it will feel that way. not feeling any warmer than 10, afternoon. then we head to late week. saturday.
to the east. we will be on the northwestern side. i believe we will be close band. that is what the models are showing at this point. it's still subject to change. if it shifts a little to the south and east it brings the snow versus nothing line off to the south and east as well. we will watch it carefully. accuweather forecast today, blustery. quite cold despite sunshine. 29 for a high but it won't feel warmer than 10 degrees. tonight winds gradually diminish, down to 22. not terrible tomorrow. sunshine followed by clouds. not near as harsh. high of 37. the accuweather seven-day forecast, mostly sunny on thursday, 36. then turning mainly cloudy friday. the storm moves up the coast late friday into friday night. it may snow late in the day on friday. it's more likely to start
then all bets are off during the day saturday. snow with varying intensity. windy. 33 for a high. then we clear things out gradually during the day sunday, back to the mid-30s, up near 40. melting occurring by monday. not only could snow be an issue with the storm but we have a full moon coming up. coastal flooding and beach erosion could be an issue. this would be a bona fide nor'easter up the coast. >> new jersey youth, i'm taking applications for shovelers right now. >> that is a great idea. >> here is your opportunity to make a couple of bucks. >> i don't want the one that did mine last time. >> they know who they are. >> they were tuckered out easily. let's check in with heather. >> let's talk about the subway status, 2 and 5 trains speed restrictions. expect delays. this is in the bronx.
other but speed restrictions. you could experience a delay there. n trains manhattan bound skip seven of the nine stations in brooklyn. they set up temporary platforms at 8th avenue and bay parkway. it probably won't make things easier. new england thruway near 15, accident is still being cleared away. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. ken, lori. over to you. >> thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning." today marks the beginning of tax season. we will share important information on this year's deadline changes. >> and remembering a music legend.
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he was only 67 years old. >> talented man. wow. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and jeff smith. >> welcome to day 2 of this brutally cold air mass. 29 during the day. it will never feel like 29 because the wind will remain high throughout the afternoon. 18 at the bus stop in the morning. colder than that in the northern and western suburbs. it will feel like near or below zero in the morning hours with the windchill. upper 20s during the afternoon for after school. bright but blustery. feels like 10 in the afternoon hours. all eyes on the weekend and potential for a major weekend storm. we will talk about that in the full forecast in a few minutes. we send it over to heather with the tuesday morning commute. >> we have issues with the subways. two and five trains speed restrictions between simpson and free man. expect delays there. n trains manhattan bound,
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on the money, asian markets finished higher. >> nikkei rose half a percent. hong kong hang seng index 2% higher. looks like we are in store for a big rebound following last week's losses. dow starts at 15,988. beginning today the irs will start septembering tax returns for 2015. >> reena ninan and kendis gibson have the headlines. >> topping america's money, bad news from china could be good news. >> the country's economic growth was the slowest in a quarter of a century. investors aren't discouraged. most asian markets ended up
u.s. stock futures were up. irs will september 2,15 returns -- 2015 returns. they have taken steps to protect against identity theft. you may notice changes this year. >> you get an extra three days. the deadline advertise april 18th. you may want to start making your romantic dinner reservations today at white castle. the burger chain says reservations are going fast. >> hard to believe. the 25th anniversary of valentine's day table service at the burger chain and they do weddings. let's start planning. >> that's america's money. coming up in our next half hour, the temperatures. they are here. it's dangerous this morning if you are not dressed properly. make sure you bundle up. >> meteorologist jeff smith is in for bill. hey, remember the game when i set the rookie passing record? i mean, you only mentioned what, 50 times...
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it's an accuweather alert day. you need to layer up and cover your head and your hands before you step outside. >> a live look at what it feels like outside right now. the windchills across the tri- state range from 7 below zero to a balmy 10 degrees above. let's go to montauk where it's 10 above. [ laughter ] >> good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> i'm lori stokes. thanks for joining us. it's tuesday, january 19th. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and we will start with meteorologist jeff smith. it will get into the balmy 20s during the day today. it will feel like 15 later on this afternoon with the wind taken into account.
a wind advisory in effect until 7:00 p.m. for western ulster county. the higher elevations of the catskills could get winds gusting up to 50 miles per hour today. 19 laguardia. 16 at newark. this is a brutally cold air mass. 10 at monticello. there is the balmy readings of 10 in poughkeepsie and montauk windchill of 10. feels like below zero in white plains and 8 below at monticello. 18 at 8:00 in the morning with the northwest wind coming in 20 to 35 miles per hour. it will make for windchills in the single digits. in the afternoon hours, 24 midday. 27 by 4:00 in the afternoon. that west-northwest wind gusting up to 35 miles per hour making it feel like 14 degrees. that is as warm as it will feel during the day today. you have to putned letter up. you have to stay tuned. we have the potential for a
the week into the weekend. right now over to heather. let's talk about the 2 and 5 trains. speed restrictions between simpson and free man in the bronx. we are hearing that the 7 trains are dealing with signal issues at 46th street. n trains manhattan bound are skipping 7 of the 9 stations in brooklyn. there are temporary platforms set up. you have this problem as you go on to the bronx river parkway southbound side scarsdale to desmond. left lane is closed down. they are doing emergency work. it is scheduled to be fully closed after 9:00 a.m. for guardrail repair because of sunday's accident. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. ken, over to you. >> heather, thank you. we continue our coverage of the accuweather alert in effect. it's a brutally cold day. the second you open your door you will notice it. today's high 29 degrees. windchill factor and the
zero degrees. dray clark, well, he is doing us a favor. he will show us the absolute coldest spot in manhattan where it's windy and cold. he is standing there in battery park in lower manhattan and demonstrating about the i cheeks that he can no longer feel how cold it is. good morning, dray. >> good morning, ken. you know how difficult it is to have a conversation in this kind of weather you are right. the moment you step out the door you will experience a terrible two some. on one hand you have the cold weather and the other you have a wind gust that makes it feel brutal. we are outside the staten island ferry. simply unbelievable. meanwhile, take a trip across the river in hoboken, new jersey. you can see people walking down the street with an extra pep in their step. when it's this cold outside, everyone wants to get where they are going faster.
talking is harder in the cold. it's brutal. after that unusually warm december we had, i think we got spoiled and forgot this kind of thing can happen in winter. guess what, if you are that person waiting and wondering when the real deal winter weather would get here, wonder no more. winter is here without a doubt. then you add the possibility of a storm later this week, the possibility of snow on friday into the weekend. >> i like the cold. i will be snowed in making soup and having fun that way. >> i think we are planning to go upstate to do a little snowboarding. bring our daughter. she just turned one. see if we can get her on the slopes. >> reporter: there are some people that really enjoy the cold weather. they have been waiting for this weather to hit. definitely wear your layers this morning. cover your head, neck, anything
you will need that when you walk out the door this morning. if you are having problem with the heat, you should call 311 to get help. this is not the kind of weather to play games in. live in battery park, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. track severe weather on the go with the free app for live radar and accuweather alerts. download it in the app store. new this morning, firefighters battled the bitter cold and a fire in a harlem high-rise overnight. 13 people were hurt, mostly smoke inhalation. it broke out at nicholas and 130th street. the fire started inside a trash compactor chute on the ninth floor of the building. some of the water used to fight the fire froze in the street. in the bronx, five people are recovering after a fire inside an apartment building. a viewer sent in this cell phone video.
night in a six story building on barns avenue in the alerton section. it was put out in 30 minutes. the building has extensive damage. two people were seriously hurt. three firefighters have minor injuries. happening today, a day of mourning at columbia university for three students who were killed in central america. flags fly at half staff to honor abigail flanagan. daniella moffson and olivia ehrhardt. they died last week in a bus accident. a candlelight vigil will be held on campus at 6:00 p.m. an nypd officer that shot and killed an unarmed man is schedule to appear in court in brooklyn. officer peter liang is expected to request a jury trial. he is charged with manslaughter in the death of akai gurley. in 2014 the rookie officer fired a shot in a dark
project that he was patrolling. the bullet reportedly ricocheted off a wall an killed mr. gurley. also today and a mother accused of criminally negligent homicide over the death of her scheduled to appear in court. kathleen dimes will be in a white plains courtroom to face a string of charges. the body of lacy carr was found in her mother's bedroom in croton. prosecutors say the room was filled with alcohol and various drugs including morphine. the latest slashing victim in new york city is sharing his story with eyewitness news telling us about his ordeal and his all day surgery. social worker anthony christopher smith came out of the hospital with 150 stitches after eight hours of surgery. police released these photos of smith. he is a 20 to 30-year-old asian male 5 feet 6 inches tall
>> you can't stop random people from doing random insane things. all you can do is catch them and put them in the hospital or behind bars. >> the slashing damaged four nerves in christopher smith's face but he says the doctors told him he should be able to smile again in 6 to 9 months. he says he may never get over the unease he feels walking down the street. >> who could blame him. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and we have jeff smith in for bill. >> that biting cold will continue today. a live look to the south past the empire state building. temperature around 17 in midtown. it won't rise much during the morning hours. it won't ever feel like it rises during the day because the wind will stay up. 19 at 9:00 in the morning. temperatures rising into the upper 20s by 2:00, 3:00 in the afternoon. a lot of sunshine. it will look nice when you look
then you head outside and realize it don't feel too nice out there. windchill at 5 around 8:00 in the morning. rising to 14 by 4:00 in the afternoon. the bitter cold is the big story right now. later on in the week our eyes turn to the potential of a major winter storm. we will detail that in the forecast. we send it to heather o'rourke. our 7 trains, signal problemsth street in queens. expect delays. 2 and 5 trains speed restrictions between simpson and freeman in manage the bronx. then the n trains manhattan bound skipping 7 of the nine stations in brooklyn. so they have set up temporary platforms at 8th avenue and bay parkway to help you out. long island railroad, new jersey transit, metro north doing fine. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken and lori, over to you. >> thank you. still ahead this morning, knew and clear pictures that police
take a look at surveillance pictures of the suspects that police say used devices to steal debit card information at a bank and cvs in manhattan. they took money out of the victims' accounts. they got away with nearly $8,000 since october. the medical examiner in milwaukee says a young woman that froze to death in sub-zero windchills was drunk and poorly dressed for the cold. she was out partying with friends at a concert then a gathering at a home.
appear on camera said the woman arrived drunk then stormed out after an argument. the windchill was 27 degrees below zero. surveillance camera recorded her collapsing outside the house where she froze to death. >> she is a sweet person. i hung out with her. sweet person. really sad. she was 21. that's just such a young age. >> in spite of the cold the woman wore shorts, stockings and a tank top. a sweater was found near her body. meteorologist jeff smith is in for bill with the accuweather forecast and a cold one it is. >> it's amazing. this cold can be disorienting mentally if you are outside in it for any period of time. if you have exposed skin you got to be careful and bundle up during the day today.
a live look at the chrysler building. another live look to midtown from our camera in astoria, this camera has been shaking around through the morning because the wind continues to come in from the west 12 up to 24 miles per hour. the temperature only 17 right now but feeling like about 4 with the wind. bitterly cold air will persist during the day today. winds could be gusting 30 miles afternoon hours. it will feel like near zero this morning then around 10 degrees this afternoon for a windchill. then all eyes turn to the major winter storm potential to start the weekend. the timetable would be late friday and through the day on saturday. right now 16 morristown. 10 at monticello. you add in the wind it feels like 8 below zero. feels like 4 in new york city. we have been joking around feels like a balmy 10 on the east end of the island at
still in this cold pattern for today. the harsh winds from the north and west. highs 10 to 020 below normal. feeling that way. then we watch that snowstorm late in the week. the timing is friday over the mid-atlantic states in virginia, west virginia, up to dc. late friday into friday night to saturday in the tri-state area to sections of new england. blustery despite sunshine. gets up to 29. feels like 10 during the afternoon. clear and cold tonight. winds will diminish, down to about 22. not as harsh tomorrow. sun followed by clouds. a high up to 37. here is the accuweather seven- day forecast. as we head into thursday, mainly sunny, quiet. 36. turning mostly cloudy on friday 34. there could be snow beginning late inspect afternoon. low pressure emerging off the
we will be in that flank of heavier snow. it looks like based on the current computer model projections which can change in the next few days. the track will mean everything. on saturday it looks like snow of varying intensity. 33 for a high. then we are back up to 36 sunday. 40 by next monday. a lot can change with many days away from the storm and the track if it shifts by 100 or so miles which isn't that much to shift. >> can it come earlier? >> right now we are confident on the timetable. late friday into saturday. so, the earliest it starts is late friday afternoon. more likely friday night. >> this could potentially last through sunday morning. >> it could last into saturday night. i don't want to say sunday morning. >> he is hedging it there.
>> okay. >> plan accordingly. >> absolutely. absolutely. again, thankfully it's on a weekend where less people are traveling. this is route 287. you can see people are traveling this morning but this is morristown where 287 looks great. in edison, on to 287 northbound near exit 3 you have that accident being cleared. 7 trains signal problems in queens at 46. expect delays there. 2 and 5 trains speed restrictions from the bronx between simpson and freeman. expect delays. n trains manhattan bound are skipping 7 of the 9 stations so there are temporary platforms available at 8th and bay parkway. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. ken and lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," the movement and the protests planned today over the compromise concerning carriage horses in central park.
approves it. the housing authority will announce it has completed a major upgrade for security cameras at 31 of the developments. the city and state paid $18 million to install the new system. the housing authority is working on a new security system that uses electronic keys and readers to gain access to the building. in honduras they found anniversary sent city hidden in a jungle. it has been uncovered the city of god monkey. >> what? >> you have to say it like that. >> absolutely. >> it's also called white city. they estimate it existed than 600 years ago. the city of god monkey. >> that is pretty cool. >> i guess. we have to go visit. >> next vacation destination. >> i need a vacation. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," we will tell you when you can expect
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it's bitterly cold. it won't feel like 29 because the wind will remain in the 30 to 35 miles per hour range all day. at the bus stop this morning, 18. it will feel like near or below zero for the kids at the bus stop. bundle them up. after school a lot of sunshine. i mean, it will look nice outside. it's just not going to feel nice. 29 bright but blustery. the 29 will feel like 10 to 15 degrees even during the height of the afternoon.
she will look at the commute. >> the 7 trains, signal problems through queens at 46th so you can expect delays. 2 and 5 trains, speeds down between simpson and free man. expect delays there. n trains, manhattan bound are skipping 7 of the 9 stations in brooklyn until next year so they have temporary platforms available at th and bay parkway as a result. we have an accident traveling through edison, 2 7 northbound near exit 3. expect delays as you get up to that spot. then checking out the bronx river parkway southbound scarsdale to desmond emergency work scheduled to be fully guardrail repair. effect. lori, over to you. >> thank you. >> the head of the academy of motion pictures, arts and sciences is expressing frustration with a lack of dominations. cheryl boon isaacs released a
heartbroken and frustrated after the academy named 20 white oscar nominees on the best actor category for the second straight year. her comments follow director spike lee and actress jada pinkett smith announcing that they are boycotting the ceremony. >> with all grace and love let's do us differently. >> lee took to instagram to quote dr. martin luther king about the boycott saying there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular but he must take it because conscious tells him its eye right. mayor de blasio is weighing in on the controversy as well. >> there are some industries and parts of the society that focused on supporting diversity
hollywood has a long way to go. >> the mayor and first lady tweeted about the situation. the mayor said hollywood is fine taking money from people of color. closing in on 6:00. just ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," a dangerous blast of winter weather settling in. first the wind and then a chance of a major winter storm. we have team coverage on this accuweather alert day. >> new video released showing
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