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right now on nbc 10 news today, the fbi wants to know if something struck the amtrak trains moments before the deadly derailment in philadelphia. we'll break down the latest twist in this investigation. >> the summer-like weather will make a comeback today. expect a warm and muggy saturday. keep the umbrellas handy as there is a chance of thunderstorms in the forecast. good morning this is "nbc news 10 today." meteorologist michelle grossman is tracking our weather. good morning. >> good morning.
a few thunderstorms today. a good idea to keep the umbrella handy. here's a live look outside. we're waking up to party cloudy skies. it's going to be a warm one. we're off to a mild start. lots of green on the map. 60 degrees in philadelphia 59 in wilmington. to the north and west mainly in the low to mid 50s. this morning in allentown, 57 in oxford, you're waking up to 56 degrees in mount pocono. along the coast temperatures in the upper 50s low 60s and 60 degrees at the atlantic city airport. so it's warm it muggy and we're going to see a few thunderstorms throughout the day, maybe a few showers in the morning. just keep your eye to a sky. if you do see thunderstorms, it may be drenching at times. the chance for thunderstorms especially south and east of philadelphia. mainly in the afternoon. you could see one during the morning as well. we're going to see a repeat
performance on sunday as we have warm and muggy air in place on sunday also. we get our day started by 8:00 67. mostly clouded by noon, 79 and 83 by 3 p.m. a warm one today and another one tomorrow. we'll talk more about that coming up. >> the fbi will continue looking into whether something hit the amtrak train before tuesday night's deadly derailment. also this morning, we know the engineer has spoken with investigators from the ntsb and officials are still work fog get amtrak services completely restored. jesse gary has been following this story since tuesday's deadly derailment. he's live with in new twist on the investigation. >> not on are they looking at the locomotive from the crash and possibly something hitting that but also two other trains
being struck the same night. let look at our video. last night crew members report 188 and a nearby septa train released this photo. they speculate it may have been a rock or other projectile thrown at the train. 188 say their train was also hit by something just minute before it sped into the curve and jumped the track. and passengers from new york to d.c. say their train was also hit by an object tuesday night. as investigators look at all of these developments the man at the controls of amtrak 188 talked to the ntsb. we'll temll you what he said coming up in the next half hour. >> thank you, jesse.
we'll see you then. >> investigators learned that a safety system that would have stopped the train on 188 is instead but is not ready to use. it's called positive train control, ptc. it's capable of stopping a train. amtrak received approval in early march to use radio frequencies in our area for track-to-train communications. amtrak says it's still testing at ptc and it's not as easy as flipping a switch after getting approval. they are legally obligated to have ptc in place by the end of the year. plans to get the trains running by philly and new york on monday
isn't going to happen on monday. the schedule has been pushed back until tuesday at the earliest. crews are still repairing the track and service equipment in fort richmond. >> a memorial service will be held for rachel jacobs in her hometown. she was the ceo of online learning company apprennet. >> in other news police need your help involving a crime
involving a baby. this video show as couple walking and holding hands minutes after a woman thinks she saw the baby being thrown over the bridge. >> she believes she saw the man take the baby, give it a kiss and leans over the rail. >> police searched three miles of railroad track and found nothing. philadelphia police are hoping to speak to the couple who appear to be in their late teens or early 20s. the woman was dressed in flowery garb and a head dress.
>> authorities believe a 23-year-old woman missing since last year is likely dead. sapphire was last seen in october. her boyfriend committed suicide after saying he did something bad and was going to jail for a long time. they're focusing their search in home hopewell township. >> this weekend the city of philadelphia is remembering a fallen firefighter. joy m. craig is the first female firefighter to die in the line of duty in the department's history. she was responding to a fire last december.
tomorrow up can take in the annual mayfair farmer's market. >> it's going to be a busy day along boathouse row. high school rowers from all across america will be getting ready to begin the regatta. >> mourning the loss of a legislate end as people across the country pause to remember blues icon b.b. king doctors
there's over two hundred thousand students in philadelphia. jim kenney and tony williams are fighting over public schools versus charters. i think they're both wrong...it's making sure they all get a good education. teachers should have their contracts respected. they also should be held accountable. and it's wrong philadelphia gets less school funding than other parts of pennsylvania. i'll work with harrisburg to change that.
but if they refuse i'll take them to federal court. as mayor i'll do what's right for them. welcome back on this saturday morning. we are waking up mild. temperatures in the 50s. we have a lot of humidity outside, though. we're waking up to temperatures 11 degrees warming in reading compared to this time yesterday, 11 degrees warmer in northeast philadelphia as well as allentown. you'll feel the difference when you step out this morning. yesterday we were so nice in terms of the temperature. it's going to be very summer-like by the afternoon, temperatures into the 80s and mid 80s in a lot of spot. this morning temperatures mainly in the 50s and 60s.
61 degrees in wildwood. plan on the chance for some showers, even some thunderstorms. otherwise a very summer-like day. we cool it off by monday. we'll talk more about that coming up. >> the kentucky derby winner is the odds-on favorite for today's preakness stakes in bat more. american pharaoh rallied to win two weeks ago. american pharaoh's post position is considered the number one spot.
boston marathon bomber to death. >> for me i think it was the just conclusion but there's nothing happy about any single bit of this situation. >> tsarnaev is now on federal death row, but his case is likely to go through years of appeals. >> in florida the man accused of firing shots at george zimmerman this week is now facing charges. zimmerman was hit in the face with glass and debris. zimmerman was cleared of second degree murder in the death of trayvon martin. >> this morning we're learning more about the death of b.b. king. he died of a series of small strokes after a long battle with
diabetes. ♪ ♪ >> b.b. king brought blues music into the mainstream. he always performed with his famous custom-made guitar louise. stars from all over the country laid stars onflowers on his star on the walk of fame. >> yesterday a judge ordered bednarik to have no contact with the victims or with anyone under the age of 18. he also worked as a teacher's
aid at liberty high school. his attorney says he's a respected member of the community. >> he has distinguished himself as a good citizens all the years, he's made his friends, his relatives and the community proud. don't be so judgmental right now. >> bednarik has been suspended without pay since february when the school district learned of the allegations. >> next weeks new jersey state lawmakers are set to review a new package of bills in respond to the criticism of the parcc exam. its chief sponsor describes it as an attempt to find middle ground.
>> in kentucky, an elementary school stepped off the bus and her back pack got stuck in the door and the driver didn't realize it and drove away. the child suffered only road rash and is expected to be okay. >> and three are suspended after students tapped into the school's grading system and changed at least 200 grades since january. >> the maker of blue bell ice cream says the company will lay off a third of its work force following a listeria outbreak. about 1,500 full and part-time employees will lose their jobs. another 1,400 workers are being furloughed. outbreaks in four states killed three people and led to a nationwide recall of all blue bell products. production plants in texas,
oklahoma and kansas have been closed sense last month. >> today you can learn to ride a motorcycle for free. the program will again today, armed services day. services members can tack advantage of the offer by visiting any harley davidson dealer. >> you now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> we'll see some showers and storms today. it wouldn't be a total washout but you want to keep your eyes to the sky, especially this afternoon as thunderstorms can be producing some heavy downpours. a warm and muggy day. it's going to be very summer-like. we're waking up to mild temperatures tracking the chance some showers and thunderstorms. a repeat performance on sunday, a very similar day, another warm day, another humid day and another chance for more storms
on sunday. right now 16 in philadelphia, temperatures mainly in the 50s and 60s, 58 degrees in reading, 60 in philadelphia in the south and east temperatures madely in the mid 50s, 60 mobile and 59 in wilmington. we'll see mostly cloudy skies throughout the day. compared to our temperatures 24 hours ago, it is 14 degrees warmer in mt. pocono and 15 degrees warmer in millville. radar showing in our immediate area we're not really tracking much maybe a shower in parts of the poconos. that will be about it right now but we're tracking a chance of a few showers this morning mainly to the north and a better chance for showers and thunderstorms later on this afternoon.
at 12:00, looking pretty good. if you have outdoor plans at lunch, just check our radar before you leave for lunch. but by the afternoon, showers and thunderstorms by 6:00 mainly off to the north and west. they'll spring through the city around 8:00, 9:00, 10:00. this will be a mainly afternoon to evening event. tomorrow we're going to bring the cloud back a mostly sunny day on sunday warm once again and then we're tracking the chance for more pop-up storm on sunday. warm and muggy up a little breezy later on this afternoon. today 84. by sunday a little more cloud coverage humidity still in place for those showers. monday mostly cloudy, tracking a chance for more showers but
temperatures looking better 79 degrees. tuesday right around 80 degrees, still well above normal for this type of year. we have four days where we're well above normal not the low 70s we had the past days. thursday sunshine nice, looking great. >> today philadelphia mayor michael nutter will deliver the commencement speech but not everyone is happy to hear him speak. why protesters are expected on graduation day.
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news's andrea mitchell will celebrate the 250th birth of the university of pennsylvania perlman school of medicine. >> controversy will whoever over graduation day. a local catholic group is upset with maybe nutter's support the lbgt groups. >> philadelphia university will also hold its commencement today. the class of 2015 is the largest in history with nearly 1,200 students earning diplomas. >> a special day for the archdiocese of philadelphia. each of the ordained priests
will be assigned to a parish. >> on this saturday we are taking a look at the big stories this week in business news. here's cnbc's mandy drury with more. >> faded brand names in the week that was. when the gavel finally fell a new record had been hit for a picasso at auction, $179 million. they brought in nearly $3 billion in just a week of sales. one of the darlings is putting those numbers to same. the uber car service is raising funding that will value the money at $50 billion, which is bigger than fedex.
>> aol's value lies in its knowledge of how to make money something advertising, especially on phones and other devices. radio shack is hitting record in other directions. the now bankrupt company has been sold off piece by piece. the latest chunk -- its brand name was auctioned off for $26 million. >> today the investigation continues into the deadly amtrak derailment in philadelphia. jesse gary is live with more details emerging. jesse? >> everyone is talking about the man at the control but now they're investigating incidents of at least three trains being hit by project jiels on the day of the crash. >> here's a live look outside.