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report. here's your look at the first tropical depression of the year, just off the florida coast there. it could bring up a lot of rain later in the week. >> for today it will be hot and humid. a live look outside at camden. lots of changes in the weather throughout the week. this is nbc 10 news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato. everyone wants to know if the fourth of july will be impacted as well. let's go to meteorologist bill henley and his first alert forecast. bill, we're off to a warmer start already. >> extra humidity in the air that's giving you trouble. >> swell the tongue. >> it's definitely muggier this morning. it will stay that way for the next several days. we're starting off in the 70s, about 5 degrees warmer in philadelphia than it was yesterday. that's a live view from the comcast center. we're not seeing the cooldown we had yesterday morning. mount holly is at 69, pottstown, millville, 72 degrees. it will be a quick warmup with
sunshine to start with and a few clouds building this afternoon. 73 degrees at 7:00. by 9:00, 80 degrees and then into the mid to upper 80s right around lunch time and system climbing. it will be 90s this afternoon. but we are talking about big storms heading our way later this week and the possibility of some impact from a tropical storm as well. talk about that when i come back with the hour-by-hour future weather. first, jillian mele has traffic. >> as promised, a live look at 76 near montgomery drive. both directions moving along just fine. no issues to report on 76 right now. your drive times are looking good onç 76 and 422. as far as 422 goes, a seven-minute trip east and westbound between oaks and route 202. most of the majors are looking good. same situation in new jersey. this is the 42 freeway. that's the northbound side as drivers pass creek road. bridges are looking good.
new from overnight, police in atlantic city is investigating this crash that left two people injured. a jeep and a car collided at route 30 and martin luther king boulevard shortly after midnight. the car crashed into a traffic signal pole. two people in the jeep were taken to the hospital. the two people in the car were not your injured. governor tom corbett has yet to sign the 2 $.1 billion budget. nbc 10's katy zachry is live in center city with a look at what will happen later this morning. walk us through this, katy. >> reporter: for starters, there's the hope that governor corbett signs the budget. we only have about a week from its key state services will start to be cut under the current budget we'd still be operating under. there's a key vote scheduled for today on the cigarette tax. that's important to the city of philadelphia because it would inject public schools with millions of dollars. now, the $29.1 billion budget was passed by the general
assembly late yesterday and it repairs a large deficit without raising taxes. late last night, governor tom corbett issued a statement saying because pension reform was not addressed in the spending plan, he will not immediately sign it, another major sticking point, the cigarette tax i mentioned. it would inject philadelphia public schools with nearly $80 million. it was not part of the budget that passed and is being voted on today. >> we finally got a little bit of progress on the issue of cigarette taxes. that is extremely important for getting about $80 some million to the school zriblgt of philadelphia. >> we want to help philadelphia but we have to fix our pension system. it's the biggest tape worm in the commonwealth of pennsylvania. >> until this cigarette tax is voted on, which we understand it philadelphia mayor michael nutter says he will remain in harrisburg along with state senator vincent hughes who you just heard from. he represents the constituents
in philadelphia. reporting live in center city, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. from our south jersey bureau, later this morning, crews will use a helicopter to move this plane. a plane that shall kraed landed in fort mount state park. the chopper will lift the plane out of the marsh and set it down in a field at the park's entrance so the faa can inspect it. the suspects accused in two gun heists and a shooting in philadelphia is expected to be in court for a preliminary hearing. they are facing a number of charges including robbery and aggravated assault. authorities say chandler and potate held up a gun range. the two men stole a number of guns in both crimes. 4:34. happening today, a sneak peek at
the philadelphia of arts plan. the classic will show the vision to show and transform inside the museum. we're talking about the art museum. that is a picture of boat house row. check out the exhibit at the art museum until august 1st. investigators and inspectors will be checking toys and arcade prizes to see if they contain led. they'll make sure the scales in the retail scores are accurate. welcome home sayre money will be held in south jersey this afternoon when more than 100 soldiers returned from afghanistan. the members of the 150th engineering company will land t and then be escorted.ç
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for later in the week. he'll have the all-important fourth of july forecast no pressure bill in just a few moments. look at this video. surfers in australia had a close encounter with a whale over the weekend. a photographer in a helicopter sort of caught the meeting on camera. one surfer quickly swam away when the wail flicked its tail. they left before wildlife services arrived. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> steamier start this morning. it is going to be a hot and humid day today. we're into the 90s. today is just the first day of at least two and possibly three days in the 90s. but today we will be largely storm-free. that changes tomorrow. we could see strong storms develop. there's a slight risk of severe weather tomorrow. that will not be the end of it. towards the end of the week we'll be watching what could be the first tropical storm.
arthur may form this morning. it's already a tropical depression with winds that are at 30 knots and climbing. right now, mount pocono, clear, 67 degrees. 70 degrees in trenton with a few scattered clouds. a few clouds over wilmington at 73 degrees. south philadelphia warms into the 90s today. you'll see sunshine but there will be clouds coming up and a slight chance of a çshower. it's already warmer this morning. we're up 5 in philadelphia, 6 degrees warmer in northeast philadelphia. millville, so degrees warmer compared to yesterday morning at this time in south jersey. the temperatures will be climbing, southerly winds, we'll get scattered clouds moving through. likely dry, just a slight chance we'll see an afternoon shower. a pretty good chance we'll be in the lower 90s this afternoon. 92, possibly 93 degrees in the area. that's 3:00 this afternoon. there will be scattered clouds but showers will be hard to find today. tomorrow that changes. we're watching a line of shower. that's making movement.
that's coming our way. at the same time, we're keeping an eye on what may become tropical storm arthur. we'll take a closer look at this and the impact it may have on the fourth of july when i come back with the seven-day forecast. >> 4:41 right now. let's get a check of the roads. >> or maybe getting an early start on your long fourth of july weekend if you're that lucky. >> if you're that lucky, i'm jealous. happening right now, police activity on i-95 near the philadelphia international airport. bridges are clear of delays. we are dealing with emergency road work in lower merion county. it's not really blooking much, partially blocking one lane. it's not causing a slowdown. conshohocken state road is closed right now between manayunk road and rock hill road. i have two different alternates, bryn mawr avenue and levering mill road.
that is expected to be closed until later this afternoon. we're also dealing with construction in center city philadelphia. the 5th street tunnel is closed until 2:00 on wednesday afternoon. tracy? >> jillian, thanks. the president said something about dessert at the white house last night. it's making headlines this morning. >> had people chuckling. plus, this wild ride here, dramatic video that looks like something straight out of a movie. as the people in that car can tell you, it is very real. plus, look, ma, noç hands. how shooting a selfie on your cell phone just got simpler.
the man pulled up in a car. this is video of the older white toyota avalon with jersey plates. the man forced her into the car and sexually assaulted her before driving away, the woman says. a boil water advisory is still in effect in two bucks county communities, west rookhill township and sellersville. if the results come back okay today, the boil alert can be canceled later today. pgw says it has restored service to 50 homes and businesses near 56th and woodland. the utility still has to restore service to about 50 more and they hope to have that done by july 4th. president obama announced 300 more troops will be heading to iraq. the soldiers will help with security at the u.s. embassy and protect u.s. citizens and property.
and president obama is gleaning republican resistance for killing the chances of an immigration reform bill this year. vai sikahema joins us live in the digital operations center to tell us what whhappens next. now he will act on his own. the president says that he will take executive action within his authority to help solve the crisis, including shifting agents and resources from the interior to america's border with mexico. a recent surge of undocumented children, mostly from central america, at the southwest border is becoming a crisis. obama said house republicans can end concerns over his executive action by passing a law. >> take executive action only when we have a serious problem, aç serious issue and congress chooses to do nothing. and in this situation, the failure of house republicans to
pass a darn bill is bad for our security. it's bad for our economy and it's bad for our future. >> the house speaker john boehner say he released a statement saying he has told the president for months that americans don't trust obama to enforce the senate immigration bill even if it passed into law. i'm vai sikahema, nbc 10. three people are dead after a small plane crash nad a slope at a ski area in colorado. witnesses say the plane was trying to make its way through a valley yesterday morning when it made a hard left turn and appeared to have stalled. the crash set off a small wildfire. the federal aviation administration and ntsb are investigating. hundreds remember the 19 elite arizona firefighters who were killed by a raging wildfire one year ago. the names of the vicks were read aloud and the courthouse bell rang 19 times at 4:42 p.m., the time of their deaths. the firefighter death toll was the highest from any wildfire
across the country since 1991. in north carolina, a guy was spotted clinging to the back of a moving car driving down the highway. drive her saw the man riding in the car called police. the man was not hurt. the woman chose not to press charges. . >> crazy video there. here's a story that may make your life easier. taking a selfy just got easier. thank goodness. i was tired of cutting my hair off. a swedish company lets you take a picture of yourself without touching the screen. you trigger a go cam app to take the photo by using hand gestures. this won't be available in the u.s. for a while. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> they'll be watching the skies today and the temperatures. the skies with sunshine. temperatures into the 90s later
on. it's already warmer in philadelphia withç just a few scattered clouds in parts of the area. philadelphia international is clear at 73 degrees. humidity 76%. five degrees warmer and a southerly wind. the humidity will be higher through the day today. looking at a live view of beach avenue, nice and dry. we'll see sunshine at the shore today, into the low 80s along the coast today. turning warmer tomorrow and potentially stormier tomorrow as well. today partly sunny skies, a pretty nice one. the breezy, southerly winds to 20 miles an hour with higher gusts. tomorrow we'll start off with sunshine later in the day. showers and thunderstorms could see strong storms, especially into thursday. that will keep temperatures cooler thursday afternoon. but then we'll be watching what may become tropical storm arthur. hasn't formed yet. this is intensifying. the latest computer models suggest that this will form into a tropical storm and impact the
carolina coast by later thursday afternoon. and continue moving to the north/northeast and maybe spreading rain into our area on friday into the afternoon hours. but take that into friday evening, the fourth of july, and we'll be drying out if it stays on this path. seven-day forecast when i come back. it's time for a check of the highways out there. >> for that, first alert traffic reporter jillian mele. what are you seeing, jillian? >> we have activity on 95 southbound near the philadelphia international airport. that one lane is partially blocked but no delays to report as a result of that activity. 95 in delaware looking great. this is right at 896. no issues to report there. 62 miles per hour is what we're seeing on 295. 55 on the 42 freeway and 56 right now on the new jersey turnpike. speaking of the turnpike, we have construction, overnight road work southbound at 168, exit 3. you're expected to see one-lay
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so far, no word of any arrests. out of our south jersey bureau, police in camden are hoping you can help identify these men. authorities say they're behind an armed robbery that happened in a parking last about a week and a half ago. they stole cash an a cell phone and got away in a brown and gray mitsubishi eclipse. another high-ranking member of new jersey governor's chris christie staff has been ordered to testify before the panel of lawmakers. regina agia was an aide to christie. she's been selected as the governor's next chief of staff. a homeless encampment in ocean county is officially closed. lake wood's tent city shut down yesterday. the last of its 120 occupants moved into temporary housing last thursday.
authorities in lehigh county are still searching for a teen who vanished 35 years ago. 16-year-old robert keck disappeared in june of 1979. just last month, authorities searched an area in berks county but found no sign of him. officials say any new lead would be welcomed. from our delaware bureau, investigators say a driver burned himself and set his car on fire. he threw a cigarette out of the window of his car. it happened on sunday.ç investigators say the cigarette blew back into the car, smith is in the hospital with serious burns. crews in arizona say they're making very little progress against a wildfire there officials say the blaze is 5% contained. firefighters are taking advantage of a change in the wind direction to further contain that fire. it's burned nearly nine square miles so far.
three dozen summer homes have been evacuated. look at this damage caused by a forced fire in turkey. 300 acres of land destroyed, nine hotels and several homes have burned. the fire comes just as the tourist season was gearing up in the southern mediterranean region. for the first time, toronto mayor rob ford publicly aacknowledged his struggles with drug use. ford read a statement after he returned to work after a two-month stay in rehab. ford says at first he was in complete denial of his problem. he announced in late april he would seek help after the video appeared that allegedly showed him smoking crack cocaine. police say once he realized he was going the wrong way, he swung a sudden u-turn and caused an accident. he was fined, and given 12
points on his license. a japanese train proiter has a new treatment to pamper your feet. they unveiled one of the train's new cars has food baths. it's designed to evoke the atmosphere of a hot spring reso resort. another car has places for riders to relax after their foot bath. >> shoes not required? >> their executive pastry chef is leaving the white house. >> the president couldn't help himself to display weakness for the pies. >> i don't know what he does, whether he puts crack in them or -- [ laughter ]ç but -- >> no, he doesn't. there's no crack in our pies. >> that's a classic wife response. going, yes, no. >> he meant the crack that
ventilates the top of the pie that allows the steam, the flavor to come out. you're watching nbc 10 news today at 5:00 am, starts right now. nbc 10 news starts now. pennsylvania lawmakers have approved a new state budget but new from overnight, governor tom corbett has not signed the plan. we'll explain why he's holding out. >> a large storm system takes shape around florida. it could become tropical storm arthur as early as today. it will likely have an impact on our area. >> no rain in the forecast for today, just more heat and humidity. we'll warm into the lower 90s today and the heat will be sticking around for a while. good morning, everyone. welcome to nbc 10 news today, i'm chris cato. >> i'm tracy davidson. it's already 73 degrees. let's foin find o-- find out mo about the heat with meteorologist bill henley. >> we're watching the potential
for storms for tomorrow and toward the end of the week, we may be impacted by a tropical storm. for now, we're waiting for sunrise. we will see lots of sunshine. it will be a dry morning but muggier indeed. that's the view of center city from the adventure aquarium. the temperatures are not as cool as yesterday morning. 74 in northeast philadelphia. wilmington 72. 70 degrees currently in trenton. a couple spots in the 60s. skies are starting to brighten up. a little more than a half an hour away from sunrise this morning. once it comes up, the temperatures take off. by 9:00, 80 degrees and then into the middle 80s to upper 80s early this afternoon. we'll be watching the radar screen but storms to the west will likely wait until tomorrow. more on those when i come back. first, jillian mele has traffic. good morning, bill. we're following a downed pole mt. ephraim.
take browning road as the alternate there. for drivers in lower merion township, listen up, conshohocken state road is closed between manayunk road and rock hill road because of emergency construction out there. you can take bryn mawr avenue and levering mill road as your alternate. this is 95. we have activity from an accident southbound at philadelphia international airport. traffic is moving along just fine. right now it's not causing any delays in that area. lawmakers worked late into the night to approve a state budget for the new fiscal year which begins today. the plan has not been signed by governor tom corbett. nbc 10's katy zachry is live in center city to tell us why the governor is holding out. what's this about, katy? >> reporter: according to governor corbett, the budget which is on his desk there as of last night falls short when it comes to pension reforms with made calls to lawmakers to find out how long we