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i'm vai sikahema. it is a first alert day because of the heat and the threat to severe thunderstorms. let's get right to nbc 10 first alert meteorologist bill henley. bill, even behind us we can see the philadelphia skyline. it's hazy out there. >> we will see filtered sunshine high clouds and haziness. enough spine to send the temperatures into the 90s by early this afternoon. a first alert weather day this is day three of temperatures in the 90s and it will feel hotter today. near the record high of 97. the heat wave and then storms. storms could turn severe this afternoon and bring damaging winds. right now, 78 degrees. it's a warm start in philadelphia, northeast philadelphia. pottstown, doylestown and wrightstown all in the low 70s to start with. and the temperatures will warm from the 70s and into the 80s and the 90s this afternoon. right along the delaware river trail, you won't find a cooler hour today. the temperature by 8:00 80
degrees. 11:00 this morning, 87 and then we'll be watching for storms as we head into the afternoon. a look at the hour-by-hour future weather to show you when the storms are likely to arrive when i'm back in ten. >> we are days into summer and already getting ready to mark the season's first official heat wave. nbc 10's katy zachry is live in center city this morning. katy you've been keeping in touch with the health department in philadelphia about the dangers of the heat an how to beat it. tell us more. >> i will in just a second. there's been a marked difference out hear. you can feel the humidity as compared to when i saw you about a half hour ago. it's not as cool. the elements were pretty good up until now. we're starting to feel soupy. leading into today when the city is expecting extreme weather, the health department is in close contact with the narm weather service. the national weather service issued a heat advisory for today between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
we can give you tips on how to minimize the effects of the heat and humidity today. avoid being outside during the heat of the day. don't work or play outside if you can prevent that. wear a hat or something to cover your head. wear light, loose-foot clothing to stay cool. and drink plenty of water. for families and tourists here in philadelphia this is the summertime. there are a lot of emwho want to spend time outside. we checked in with visit philadelphia. they tell us their companion website recommends cool spots in the city like sister city park here in logan circle and also the new dillworth park near city hall where there are great water features. we caught families and kids trying to stay cool from the heat yesterday. today, very different story. bill said by 1:00 the temperature will be 92 and the humidity will be going up as well. there is a big difference between a heat advisory which we're experiencing today, and a heat warning and we'll talk about the differences coming up at 6:30.
reporting live in center city, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. and i'm jessica boyington with your first alert traffic this morning. we're out on the schuylkill expressway. right around montgomery drive. not seeing a whole lot of volume start to pick up just yet. we're still dealing with an eastbound drive time from 12 minutes to the vine street expressway. westbound, pretty much l same story up towards the king of prussia area about a 12-minute drive time as well. we are watching an accident on the roosevelt boulevard. that's right in the inner drive. just use caution with police activity on the scene there, blocking a lane. out in north coventry, still watching the accident scene as well. westbound is closed between route 100 and route 662. we'll have more drive times and check in with mass transit coming up in the 6:00 hour. and we have exciting news from rome this morning. it looks like the philadelphia
delegation may meet with pope francis tomorrow. that's something we learned this morning when philadelphia archbishop charles chaput spoke one-on-one with nbc 10's chris cato. a meeting with the pope was not on the original agenda. chaput said the pope wants to express his gratitude for their support and hosting the festival of families in september. ♪ the italian tenor and world renowned recording artist andrea bocelli is one of the headlines headliners. also included is the latin pop star juanes. ♪ you're not familiar with those names? the philadelphia orchestra is also part of the lineup. there's another event create a lot of buzz in the catholic community. here's a live look now from
vatican city. right now a news conference is under way at the vatican about a big meeting in october. it will determine the church's -- this meeting will determine the church's direction on some controversial topics like gay catholics and divorced remarried catholics. today's newser is to release the document that reviews that meeting. chris cato is listening. he'll join us in a few minutes when it's over to tell us what happened there, earlier this morning, in rome. new information about breaking news we're following in west philadelphia. police say they have arrested the second suspect involved in a home invasion there. the first suspect was arrested earlier when officers found him hiding in a bush nearby. investigators say that the two men broke into a house near 45th and market streets earlier this morning.
new from overnight, police are investigating a shooting in north philly. crime street at 8th street and lehigh avenue. nbc 10 was also there. police say a 19-year-old man was shot in the leg. two cars parked along the street were also hit by bullets. so far, no arrests. two people were hurt after an suv went crashing into a house in philadelphia. this happened on caster avenue and loney street. the driver of the blue jeep cherokee first hit a car and then crashed into that brick house. police sayive a19-year-old woman with special needs and a nurse were trapped inside the bedroom. a man inside the other car that was hit tells nbc 10 he rushed in to save them. >> like the woman was screaming, yelling, she was pinned in between the car. i was able to pull her out. when she got out, she was so relieved. and her first concern the well-being of a little child. >> police say remarkably the
injuries were not serious. the gaping hole in the house is boarded up. the driver of the car won't face charges. we have new information on the hit and run crash from last night in philadelphia's hunting park section. investigators say the driver of a red ford f-150 pickup truck did not stop when he hit a man riding a bicycle along east erie avenue. the victim remains in critical condition at temple hospital. we're following more breaking news out of southwest philadelphia. skyforce 10 is live over the scene where not one but two fire hydrants as you can see are open and spilling pouring water out into the street. this is happening at holstein avenue near 78th street. police have closed holstein in that area. cars are trying to get by but police are advising you stay clear of this area. it's unclear why the hydrants are open who open them. we'll continue to follow this story and bring you any updates
as soon as we get them. two philadelphia officers at the center of a police abuse scandal will be in court later this morning for a preliminary hearing. shawn mcknight and kevin robinson are charged with beating a man in kensington in 2013 after originally saying the victim assaulted them. the district attorney dropped charges against rivera after his girlfriend found video showing the attack. both officers have been charged with assault and conspiracy. >> now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 8 1/2 minutes after 6:00 this morning. the temperatures stating off warm. near record heat this afternoon. we'll fuel storms this afternoon. there's the potential for severe storms today. they'll keep on going. tomorrow relief is on the way. turns much less humid. you'll feel it later tonight. 68 right now in allentown. that's the cool spot in the region. it's 78 in northeast
philadelphia. atlantic city, the sunshine 76 degrees. it's hazy sunshine this morning. clouds willing on the increase this afternoon. we'll get enough sunshine to send us into the 90s and the humidity even higher this morning making for a warmer afternoon. and fueling storms. look at the storms moving through northwest philadelphia. bradford getting pounded not only with heavy rainfall but lots of lightning. counted nearly 300 strikes in the last half hour. damaging winds could accompany the storms this afternoon. a first alert has been issued for the potential of not only a heat wave but severe thunderstorms this afternoon. can't rule out a threat of tornado activity later today. the temperatures into the 90s for allentown, reading and quakertown. middle 90s for trenton, mt. holly and norristown. storms will bring these temperatures down late this afternoon. before those storms move in you'll see 90s for rehoboth and cape may.
dover could hit 97 95 for drexel hill philadelphia and swedesboro. there's cooler drier air on the way. the seven-day forecast when i come back in ten minutes. 6:10. >> jessica boyington is keeping an eye on all the cameras out there. how are things looking this morning? >> they're still okay. we're quiet in terms of volume. we're starting to see sun glare pop out behind 295. you can see the roadways are doing okay if you're headed northbound or southbound we are seeing ongoing construction. it's not active on that scene right now. just something to watch out for. there's an accident on the southbound side of roosevelt boulevard at masher street. >> before you pick up that bottle of water, listen up. new health kernss about 14
new jersey's supreme court has spoken but teachers and school employees still fear for their futures. because rather than solving the pension crisis the court says politicians can continue to ignore it. that's just wrong. teachers and school employees have paid billions into their pensions. but the state has failed. the legislature can fix what governor christie has broken - ... before it ends up costing billions more. it's time for fiscal responsibility. fund the pensions now.
at 6:14 on this tuesday, we want to take you back to this breaking news scene over in southwest philadelphia. skyforce 10 is hovering over this area where crews just shut off two fire hydrants spewing water into the street. this is happening at holstein avenue near 78th street. police closed holstein in that area. cars are getting by now that the hydrants are off. no word on why the hydrants were open or who may have opened them. we'll keep you posted. no sign of the two escaped
prisoners upstate new york but searchers have found a big clue. nbc sources say dna from both the escapees has been found in a remote hunting cabin. that cabin is 20 miles west of the prison from where the men escaped. the cabin's owner also reported a break-in to police. people are being warned to stay alert with investigators saying the escapees are violent and likely desperate. authorities founded some other items in the cabin that they've sent away for dna testing. but they would not tell us what they found. later this morning on the "today" show hear from the husband of the woman arrested and charged with helping the two convicted killers escape prison. joyce mitchell's husband, lyle will talk to nbc's matt lauer. the "today" show follows nbc 10 news at 7:00 a.m. right here on nbc 10. the recall continues this morning involving several brands of bottled water that may be
contaminated with e. coli bacteria. nbc 10's matt delucia is live in balla cynwyd. >> reporter: this going to be one of those days where a lot of people will be grabbing the bottle of water. niagara bottling company says that no one has reported any illnesses after drinking its water. that precaution still needs to be taken. that water was sold in many stores in the area including acme markets. the good news is, no one reported any illnesses as a result of this e. coli bacteria. it can make you sick. that voluntary recall has been under way since saturday for all bottled water produced at the hamburg and allentown facilities from june 10th to the 18th. aside from returning the water to the store, the company is advising you can boil it or use other bottled water. several storen brads are affected by the recall including acadia acme
shoprite wegmans and 7-eleven. how do you know if your water is affected by the recall? check it out on the side of the bottle. they have the printed label, the production here here. you're looking for the letters "a" or "f." this is for niagara bottling company water. you'll also for the date on there, june 10th to the 18th. those are the dates affected by this recall. live in bala cynwyd. matt delucia nbc 10 news. one of the things that occurred to me matt was talking about water bottles. you should have a water bottle or a couple in your car just in case you get stuck some place. you need to be hydrated. >> good idea vai. let's check in with jessica boyington. she's keeping an eye on the traffic out there. >> we are checking out the 42 freeway. right around the atlantic city expressway. no volume today, really throughout the area. elsewhere in new jersey on 295 on the northbound side in
mansfield township there's an accident scene blocking the right-hand lane, right at columbus road. out in north coventry closing 422, this accident scene between 100 and 662 westbound. follow the detours with the police activity throughout the scene. on the pa turnpike, moving along just fine. 22 minutes if you're headed westbound or eastbound from route 1 up towards valley forge and an accident scene southbound right around mascher street. now your first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 76 degrees, 6:18. the temperature hasn't budged. the sun is up. the temperature will start moving up. we're headed for the 90s for the third day in a row. 77 degrees and it's muggier, the humidity right now 84%.
that's going to make it feel like it's in the upper 90s today. we will watch for storms during the afternoon. the first storm likely to arrive in the pocono mountains where we're seeing cloudiness. this is the view from french manor this morning. the storms showing up on the radar, not in the immediate philadelphia area. northwestern pennsylvania look at those storms that are making past progress. wh erie. now it's bradford and punxsutawney to the south, seeing showers and thunderstorms, lots of lightning lightning. these storms are moving at more than 40 miles an hour. it's not going to take long for them to move into our area. before they get here we're going to see the temperatures move into the 90s. that's potentially at noontime today. 92 degrees. watch for storms off to the north and west at that hour. those showers and thunderstorms could turn severe.
that's 1:00 this afternoon. that's heavy rainfall into chester county and that line of storms is updated information. at 2:00 this afternoon, rolling through philadelphia trenton and wilmington and they'll keep on going, pressing towards the shore. by 4:00 this afternoon, heavy rainfall in toms river and just offshore. and another line to the west will be impacting delaware and potentially philadelphia at 5:00 this afternoon. during the afternoon, even into the later afternoon and evening commute hours, there's a chance of strong storms in our area. through it all, heat and humidity. hot and humid conditions. first heat wave of the year then severe storms this afternoon. temperatures in the 90s today. once the storm has moved through, there goes the humidity. the temperatures will be lower tomorrow. 87 the high after a morning low of 66 degrees on wednesday. and it gets cooler as we go through the week. thursday afternoon, partly sunny
and 85. look at friday. showers limit us to 80 degrees friday afternoon and turning cooler this weekend, saturday and sunday with a threat of showers, we'll see high temperatures in the low 70s. >> this afterbe into delaware will join 23 other states when it comes to laws governing medical marijuana. we'll talk about the big change on the way. and the firefighters are spending their days on the beach and nights at city hall. not by choice but a mold takeover. we'll explain.
the union president tells us the mold is causing various medical problems for the firefighters. over the weekend, the firefighters moved into city hall. but yesterday we found them at this beach patrol station near the taj. firefighters were not allowed to answer our questions so nbc 10 spoke to the union president. and he says he's trying to find out more about a long-term plan from the fire chief. and good morning, jessica boyington with your first alert traffic. we're watching sun glare out on the blue route around ridge pike. we're not seeing a lot of volume out there just yet. northbound or southbound we're watching an accident scene out in mansfield township in new jersey. an accident taking out the right-hand line at transit road. let's look at your forecast with meteorologist bill henley. >> it's starting off warm. we have hazy sunshine look at the flag blowing in center city. that's humid air coming into the
area. temperatures right now are ten degrees above normal. we'll be back in the 90s this afternoon. the wind coming right out of the south. that's the humid air that's going to make it feel even hotter this afternoon. >> you just heard from bill about how hot it will get later today. katy zachry is live with what's being done to keep people safe during this dangerous heat. hi, katy. >> hi vai. city health officials expected today it will be as hot as it's going to get. coming up after the break i'll have other tips on how you can stay safe and cool with this heat and humidity. and baby pool hazard? well, parents say a montgomery county pool has their kids leaving covered with scrapes and scratches like this. officials are trying to figure out why.
nbc 10 first alert weather breaking news. 6:30 and 76 degrees outside. dangerous heat is coming today. it's going to be hot and humid. and what you need to do to prepare. >> along with the heat we are tracking the chance for thunderstorms. you see it right there on the first alert radar. we'll get the timing of this severe weather in the first alert forecast. >> preparing for the pope could also include a meeting with the pontiff. we're live in rome as big announcements about the pope's visit to philadelphia are revealed. good morning and welcome to nbc 10 news today. i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm rosemary connors. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley. we are on a first alert day. we understand that once the storms roll through, we'll get a little bit of relief from this heat. >> the temperatures will be coming down. unfortunately the high heat and higher humidity will help fuel the storms. it's a double threat. first the heat a heat wave today is day three with temperatures expected to soar into the 90s, even hotter than yesterday's high of 91.
that heat and humidity will fuel storms, severe thunderstorms are likely and damaging winds accompanying those storms. look at the storms that are racing through northwestern pennsylvania. they're moving at more than 40 miles an hour. they have a way to go till they move into central pennsylvania and then our area but they are making progress and expect them this afternoon. before they get here the temperatures warm from the 60s and 70s, upper 70s right now in philadelphia well into the 90s this afternoon. in fact by 11:00 this morning, 87 degrees. then our first storms of the day could be popping up as early as 2:00, especially in the lehigh valley. 93 degrees at that hour and storms are rolling through during the afternoon hours. the neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i come back to show you exactly what to expect from where you live. let's check in with katy zachry live in center city who is enjoying the coolest part of the day right now.
katy. >> yes it was cooler this morning, bill. i'm starting to feel some of the soupyness we're expecting to increase later today. leading into this morning, i spoke to the city's health commissioner, jeff moran. he expected to hear about a heat warning or advisory from the national weather service for this morning. he got that word late yesterday. the national weather service for philadelphia has issued a heat advisory between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. today. as you were saying bill it is going to be hot and humid. expect the city's public pools to be crowded as well. sister city and dillworth outside city hall. the heated avoozry is in effect for the heat of the day, when the sun is at its hottest and highest. health officials suggest staying inside, drink plenty of water. we only had one other heat advisory in early june. an advisory is less severe than a warning.
there's a number of additional city services triggered when there's a heat warning. it's likely we would be put under a heat warning today. if it weren't for the fact that we are going to get relief over the next few days. these high temperatures and high humidity are not going to continue so to speak over the next few days. that's the reason why we're under a heat advisory today according to city health officials. reporting live in center city, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. as the heat and humidity build and the storms move in count on nbc 10 news and the first alert weather team to keep you informed. remember you can get updates anytime on the changing weather situation by downloading the free nbc 10 news app. and jessica boyington with your first alert traffic. we're starting to see big chunks of volume out on 95. this is our camera around girard avenue, a 27-minute trip. if you're headed southbound the southbound lanes starting to jam
up from woodhaven to the vine street expressway. that's where wul see that half hour drive time. we are watching an accident on the pa turnpike on the northeast extension northbound around lehigh valley blocking all lanes. take 309 to get around that scene for now. mans field township new jersey an accident around columbus boulevard. injuries involved with that accidents awell. no problems for septa or new jersey transit. patco is dealing with a cancellation on the 6:40 a.m. eastbound from 16th and locust. new information about the breaking news we're following out of west philadelphia. police say they have arrested the second suspect involved in a home invasion there. the first suspect was arrested earlier when officers say they found him hiding in a bush nearby. according to investigators, the two men broke into a house here near 45th and market streets a little bit earlier this morning.
>> meanwhile today in the philadelphia school budget crisis, a group of teachers parents and students will head to harrisburg this morning to join a statewide rally there on education funding. protesters camped ut 0 on the steps of the capital yesterday, calling for a solution to the state's education funding crisis. they plan to stay there over the next several days. the deadline just one week away. advocates want the legislature to adopt a fair funding formula for pennsylvania's 500 school districts. today, delaware governor jack markell will sign a medical marijuana bill into law this afternoon. the measure will be known as riley's law. it will add to the list of debilitating medical conditions which include epilepsy. the law will allow doctors to prescribe marijuana-based oils for children under age 18. markell will sign the bill into law this afternoon in dover. now your nbc 10 first alert
weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> coming up on 6:36 and the temperatures they're on the warm side this morning. we're in the 70s right now. look at the haze the live view from the mellon bank building. haze and thin clouds to start with. heat and humidity will build during the day. humidity is higher this morning, 77 degrees right now in philadelphia. i have issued a first alert first for the heat which will see temperatures go from the 70s into the 90s this afternoon. the first heat wave of the year. then the possibility of storms. the storms will arrive in chester county before they move into delaware and south jersey. 70 degrees in westchester. we have seen 60s. at this hour the sun has been up for more than an hour right now. just over an hour. 72 degrees already in chester springs, phoenixville is 75 degrees. the heat and humidity bulling, fueling showers and thunderstorms with some very
heavy weather, a very active line of thunderstorms moving to the east at 42 miles an hour. tremendous number of strikes with these storms passing and damaging winds could also accompany the storms. in fact it's a large area including our entire viewing area that could see that severe weather this afternoon. it's possible from the pocono mountains to the lehigh valley from philadelphia wilmington and into south jersey. keep an eye on the sky this afternoon. keep out of the heat if you can. 90s for allentown, quakertown and reading. a little warmer and plenty humid for today for trenton and mt. holly, norristown. storms will bring the temperatures down. before the storms arrive even points along the coastline will be in the low 90s. rehoboth, a hoe of 93 up to 94 for vineland and 95 for philadelphia drexel hill and swedesboro. the record for philadelphia is 97 degrees set way back in 1888.
we'll get close to it this afternoon. storms will bring the temperatures down as they roll through during the day today. then a break. cooler weather is on the way. and less humidity too. the seven-day forecast i'll show you exactly what to expect when i come back in ten minutes. 6:38. time for another check on the traffic. volume, i think that's the schuylkill. >> it's starting to pick up at this time of day. jessica boyington, fill us in. >> you can always count on the schuylkill expressway to give us volume at one of the earlier times. we're at city avenue westbound where you can see pretty much jammed not a lot going on. 15 minutes, though, if you're headed westbound from the vine street expressway up toward the blue route still watching an accident scene that's closing the pa turnpike near lehigh valley. you want to take route 309 to get around that scene. still watching an accident scene in mans field township, new jersey.
as for mass transit, no problems for septa or new jersey transit. but the patco 6:40 train headed eastbound from 16th and locust is canceled due to equipment projects. the confederate flag controversy goes beyond south carolina. this morning, the state flag under scrutiny and the major retailers refusing to sell the standard in the wake of the charleston massacre. and scared to go in the watter? the problem spooking vacationers.
at 6:43 on this tuesday. 76 degrees çoutside as we take a live look at a hazy center city skyline. be prepared. we may hit a heat wave with temperatures in the 90s. storms are expected to roll in later on today. from dangerous heat in our area to severe weather out west five people were trapped at a suburban illinois camp ground. a tornado touched down near sublette. one of the victims went to the hospital. the twister knocked down trees and power lines across that area. from the nbc 10 jersey shore bureau, a scare on the beach in lbi. we're not talking about a shark sighting. it's a portuguese man 'o war. it looks like a typical
jellyfish. don't let it fool you. one turned up on the beach in harvey seedcedars over the weekend. it cairn have a painful sting. on rare oaks they can find their way to our area after being normally found in the tropics. jeffrey moran found this and posted a picture to facebook. >> it's highly probable that we'll see more of these show up on our beaches. >> the man 'o war normally floats on the water's surface. be warned. if you see it washed up on the beach, experts say they can still inflict an excruciating sting. a pool specialist is investigating kerns at a public pool in montgomery county after several parents reported their children were injured while swimming in the pool. this is happening at the baby pool on keswick avenue,
glenside. this was after a day of swimming in the pool. at least a dozen others have taken to facebook with similar complaints. we spoke it a cheltenham official who tells us the staff have looked for sharp objects, checked the pools but haven't found anything. there's new information in the growing controversy over confederate flags in the south. a mississippi lawmaker says his state should consider taking the symbol off the state flag. the dispute over the confederate flag gained national attention lately after picks of the charleston church gunman with the flag became public. since then south carolina governor nikki haley publicly called for the removal of the confederate flag from the state's capitol grounds. in the meantime walmart says that its stores are removing all items containing any images of
the confederate flag. the arkansas-based chain says the company does not want to offend anyone with the products we offer. tonight in philadelphia within there will be a prayer vigil to remember the victims of the sk church massacre. several city congregations will join members of the zion baptist church of philadelphia to support the emanuel ame church in charleston. tonight's service is at 6:30 at the church on north broad street near west erie avenue. there are fears that famous hollywood composer james horner died in a single engine plane crash. authorities say the only person on board died and no one has heard from horner since the crash. tributes have been pouring in on social media. he's known for his work in movies such as "titanic." and "braveheart." the u.s. senate transportation committee will
ask questions of the takata company during a hearing. brady is appealing a four-game suspension he faces after officials say he and the new england patriots deflated footballs before the afc championship game earlier this year. the brady says he's fighting his suspension. the duquesne brewing company is raising a glass to joe paterno. it's rolling out a brew honoring the late penn state football coach. the lager will come in 12 ounce cans feature be paterno's images and accomplishments. the brewery says it's working with paterno's family on the beer. the beer is being brewed and bottled in latrobe,
pennsylvania. the beer goes on sale mid-august. penn state fired paterno in november 2011 during the fallout from the jerry sandusky child sex abuse scandal. paterno died two months later. summer will sound sweeter with maroon 5 performing on the beach in atlantic city. the concert will also feature nick jonas. the tickets start at 39.50 and go on sale to american express card holders today. this is only one of two concerts maroon 5 is having this summer. they've sold 17 million albums worldwide. it also set the record for the most number one singles by a group in the history of the billboard top 40 charts. lead singer adam levine is of course also seen on "the voice" here on nbc and bill henley has moves like jagger.
now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> do your best to stay cool. we're looking at the first heat wave of the year. today hotter than sunday and yesterday, near record heat. the record is 97. i don't think we'll get there. here's why. storms moving in will limit our temperatures to the middle 90s. that's hot enough. the heat and humidity fueling those storms damaging winds a possibility. can't rule out tornado activity later today. but it clears out tonight and relief is on the way. you'll feel the difference tomorrow. this morning, though you're feeling the humidity. 68 degrees. that's the cool spot. allentown, look at northeast philadelphia. 78 degrees. that hasn't budged all morning. it's 76 degrees right now in atlantic city. the shore, cape may, the beach will be hot. 90s this afternoon on the beach. sunny skies and storms will even reach the shore later today. nothing in the area just yet but look at the line of storms that's on the way.
these are fast-moving storms. now they are just about 200 miles away from philadelphia. the storms are being clocked at moving at more than 40 miles an hour. fast-moving storms will be here early this afternoon. the heaviest rainfall and thunderstorm activity in brookville, right along i-80 this morning. storminess this afternoon, fueled by heat and humidity. look at the temperature. this is your hour-by-hour forecast by noontime today. 92 degrees in philadelphia. then our attention turns to the storms. look at the heavy weather for lancaster, chester and into philadelphia. that's 2:00 this afternoon. those fast-moving storms moving into wilmington, philadelphia and trenton. still coming down at 3:00 and into south jersey. toms river could be pound at 4:00 this afternoon. there's more as we go through the evening commute. 5:00 heavy weather from philadelphia southward into delaware and reaching towards cape may at 6:00. but by 7:00 these storms are
quickly moving offshore. by 8:00 they're long gone and with the storms the temperatures will be coming down. before they get here hot, humid conditions. 90s this afternoon. severe storms quickly moving through the area. and then tomorrow we'll get the relief and you'll feel it tomorrow morning. cooler drier air, 66 degrees to start with. 87 tomorrow afternoon. relief not only from the heat and humidity the temperatures will come down a bit more on thursday. look at the cooler weather with showers just 80 degrees friday afternoon and this weekend high temperatures in the lower 70s after morning temperatures in the 50s and low 60s. come monday we'll be drying out, 57 to start with sunshine and up to 80 monday afternoon. >> 6:51 on this tuesday. traffic no doubt is starting to pick up. >> jessica boyington has all the details for us in the first alert traffic center. >> we're watching an accident scene out in wilmington
delaware on 495 around terminal avenue. you can see at least two lanes being blocked over in the distance. police activity there, an overturned vehicle involveing another vehicle as well. you can see delay behind that. we'll keep you updated in the next couple of minutes. there's an accident scene on the pa turnpike. all lanes completely blocked right now. take 309 to get by. dangerous heat hits the delaware valley. katy zachry live in center city with the steps that the city of philadelphia is taking to protect people from the heat. katy? >> i'm holding a large bottle of water for a reason. there's a heat advisory in effect for philadelphia during the heat of the day today. i'll tell you what other tips city officials suggest for staying cool and safe.
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i'm katy zachry live in center city philadelphia where there is a heat advisory in effect for today. beginning at 11:00 a.m. we're stanning in logan square. you can see the sun is up. it's starting to warm things up quite a bit in center city. health officials suggest these tips for staying safe and cool today. avoid being outside during the heat of the day. don't work or play outside if you can avoid it. wear a hat or something covering your head. also wear light, loose fit clothing and drink plenty of fluids today. for families and tourists here in philadelphia it is going to be a hot one. it may be hard to stay inside. we checked with our friends at visit philadelphia. their companion website you wish you knew recommends cool spots like sister city park in logan square and dillworth park near
city hall. both of these areas have water features great for families. reporting live from logan square, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. chris cato live in vatican city. we're just steps from st. peter's square. three big developments here for the delegation here. number one we learned this morning there was a good chance members of the delegation will get a face-to-face meeting with pope francis tomorrow. that's something they hadn't planned on. number two, big musical acts anouned including andrea bocelli, juanes and the philadelphia orchestra performing. number three, a meeting taking place right now that may determine the future of the catholic church when it comes to issues like divorce and remarry remarried catholics and gay catholics. this is what archbishop charles chaput told us earlier about those topics.
>> my feeling is two-field. one we have to be faithful to what jesus taught. it's his church not ours. we have and people that experience divorce, that tearing of their family wife neat the support of the church. how you put those together is complex. i'm anxious to hear what the bishops at the gathering come up with. >> there's a news conference wrapping up on that topic that's a preview of the huge meeting. we'll follow that for you, we're also following a meeting today between the planners for the world meeting of families and the delegation here from philadelphia. they have a lot on their plate today. we'll cover it for you. live in vatican city, chris cato nbc 10 news. and i'm jessica boyington with your first alert traffic.
we have an accident right here on the pa turnpike northeast extension on the northbound side blocking all lanes on that northbound side due to this accident. krogh can see a mess. this is skyforce 10 over top of that scene right there in quakertown as well. with all lanes blocked your best bet is to take route 309 to get around the incident. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> it's a first alert weather day for heat, humidity and the potential for strong storms. the heat wave today, day three into the 90s, storms roll through this afternoon with damaging winds, the main threat from these fast-moving storms. look at the line of storms moving through northwestern pennsylvania, now less than 200 miles away from philadelphia. that line of storms is moving at more than 40 miles an hour. we're looking theat early afternoon storms and thunderstorms arriving in the pocono mountains where it's 72. up to 79 in philadelphia. >> stay cool hydrated out
there. "today" show is up next. local update in 25 minutes. >> be safe. get the latest news and weather on the nbc 10 app. have a good one. good morning. breaking overnight, violent tornadoes. at least 14 reported from kansas to michigan. five people rescued after be ing trapped at a camp site near chicago. the severe weather threat is moving east this morning. nbc news exclusive. the husband of the woman accused of helping two killers escape from a new york prison speak ing out for the first time. >> said how can it happen? she said i was over my head and i was scared. she said, i have something else to tell you. >> what was her relationship with the convicts and were they planning to kill him? toxic fumes? what's this the air you breathe on passenger planes is it? boeing