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nbc 10 breaking news. >> breaking news from overseas after months of talks, negotiators have reached a landmark nuclear deal with iran. they're filling in the details in a compromise that led to the agreement. back here in this area the mother of a teenager killed in a hit and run crash is speaking exclusively to nbc 10 this morning. what she has to say about the driver who still hasn't been charged. and the streak of dry weather appears to be over. we're tracking showers and thunderstorms in today's first alert forecast. it's 4:30. good morning, this is nbc 10 news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato. smp some pretty strong thunderstorms. let's get right to it. meteorologist bill henley with his first alert forecast. >> heavy rainfall is starting things off. trenton, philadelphia allentown
in the clear right now but look at the heavy thunderstorm activity moving through northeastern maryland and cecil county now edging into chester county and new castle county along i-95 just to the south of newark and heavy rainfall entering newark and scattered showers in the wilmington area. we're getting a showery, stormy start this morning and the threat of showers and thunderstorms will stay with us during the day today. but it's not going to be an all-day rainfall. scattered showers and thunderstorms at 6:00 73 degrees. we'll see mostly cloudy skies and a chance of scattered showers at 9:00 77 and there will be some breaks of sunshine but also more storms heading into the noontime hour. we'll warm into the low 80s but climb into the upper 80s this afternoon. your hour-by-hour future weather when i come back in ten minutes. right now, let's check out how the roads are going and see if the rain is affecting the traffic just yet. jessica boyington standing by. >> we definitely see rain in
different spots. not affecting traffic in terms of volume yet. 495 in wilmington delaware right around 12th street damp roadways throughout the area but not a lot of volume in either direction. if you're heading out the door on the pa turnpike 22-minute drive times. all the cars are moving nice and green. 66 miles per hour is the average speed. if you are headed out the door in philadelphia mlk drive is closed due to construction between sweet briar drive and ben franklin parkway. take the schuylkill expressway as an alternate. coming up in the next ten minutes we check in with mass transit. breaking international news overnight. there is now a nuclear agreement in place with iran. after weeks and months of wrangling, this deal ensures that iran will not have enough nuclear material to make a weapon for the next ten years. it also eases sanctions on iran. now, under the deal the u.n.
can ask to visit and inspect nuclear sites. iran has the right to challenge that request meaning that access is not immediately guarantee. that part of the deal gives iran time to cover up any sign of noncompliance. president barack obama may speak about the agreement in the 6:00 a.m. hour. if he does so we'll bring you those remarks live. the mother of a west philadelphia teen killed in an apparent hit and run spoke to nbc 10 overnight. nbc 10's jesse gary is live at police headquarters where investigators are gathering evidence but jesse, tell us how the victim's family is responding. >> reporter: well tracy, they are responding with frustration and a lot of anger. we talked to fredericka mckee earlier this morning. she is devastated by the loss of her son, 17-year-old tyrone tillman. her anger fixed like a laser at the female person of interest
that was behind the wheel of the suv that hit tillman. he was hit sunday in hunting park while he was riding his blue-gray huffy mountain bike. she's just called a person of interest right now. charges have not been filed yet. we are staying in contact with police. we'll let you know if that changes. live outside police headquarters in center city. jesse gary nbc 10 news. investigators will be looking for cause of a house fire on bedford drive in edgemore. skyforce 10 was over the fire. it damaged two homes late last night. no one was hurt. police were called to the scene earlier and trying to find out if the fire is related to that police call. happening today, president obama will visit philadelphia to address members of the naacp. this is the second time the president has spoken to the organization during its annual convention which is happening of course in philadelphia right now.
nbc 10's katy zachry is live outside the pennsylvania convention center where preparations for the president's visit are under way. katy? >> they are, chris. if you take a look behind me security detail is here at the pennsylvania convention center. and arriving as we speak. the president is expected to arrive at philadelphia international airport around 1:00 and speak here at the convention center around 3:00. the president of philadelphia's naacp chapter says it's an honor to have president obama address the group of about 5,000 members later today. but he is critical of the language the president used recently when describing rioters in the wake of police violence as thugs and thieves. he says those words do more harm than good. now, today, the president's comments are expected to focus on the juvenile and criminal justice systems. >> life with the kind of policing that we experience is like us living in occupied territory.
>> reporter: preparations are under way at the pennsylvania convention center security detail is arriving and you can expect later this morning and through the afternoon a number of traffic delays and closures. road closures in this area while the president is here. reporting live in center city, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. it's 4:36. some people face a tough day in portions of the midwest. >> rough weather rumbled through several states there. check this out, a large tornado touched down in kansas and believe it or not, this video was captured by a drone. and this is what severe storms left behind in minnesota. the cleanup is just beginning.
the heaviest rainfall is just to the southwest but it's moving toward philadelphia and most areas will see wet weather this morning. you can see the showers, the heavy downpours in northeastern maryland. they're now pushing into southern chester county new castle county and even into salem and cumberland county. cape may is getting rainfall as well. these heavy downpours are on the move. we could see quick rainfall totals close to an inch this morning. hour by hour future weather shows the chance of showers continues at 9:00. not everybody will be getting the rainfall at the same time. heavy downpours and portions of central new jersey 11:00 with thunderstorm activity just offshore. as we good through the afternoon, a possibility of more showers and can't rule out more thunderstorms later today either. neighborhood by neighborhood forecast calling for occasional showers and storms. low 80s for allentown, reading and quakertown. 79 degrees with the storms around for doylestown trenton and mt. holly.
at the shore, occasional showers. thundershowers this evening and into the afternoon. seven-day forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. all right, bill, 20 minutes till 5:00 now. you could see heavy showers on the roads right now if you're headed towards woililmington and that area. >> nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. >> we always battle ongoing construction and different construction projects in the early parts of the morning. they typically wrap up around 5:00 a.m. martin luther king drive is closed between sweet briar drive and ben franklin parkway. the schuylkill expressway looks just fine. we don't have a lot of volume there. that's definitely a good alternative. as well as in montgomery county abington cricket avenue and spruce avenue, an accident scene there. 422, trooper road this is the eastbound side where the
headlights are moving on through right there. eastbound from 29 up toward the schuylkill expressway only about an eight-minute trip. as for mass transit, we're free and in the clear. we'll check in with more drive times coming up at 10:00. a notorious drug king pin still on the run. >> we'll talking about el chapo. what authorities are doing to find him now. and would you believe that a clerical error allowed the gunman buy the gun used in the charleston shooting. we'll tell you what the jury may be hearing today in the colorado movie theater case.
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the threat will loom this morning and later this afternoon, he'll have the timing of possible thunderstorms, too, later for us when he comes back with the full forecast. >> 73 degrees, 4:45. new information on the pennsylvania budget battle. governor tom wolf and republican legislative leaders met in private yesterday with both sides report nothing progress. the spending standoff is now in its third week. wolf, a democrat vetoed the gop's proposed budget just before the july 1st deadline. with no budget in place, nonprofits and countying as will lose funding. there is still no sign of the notorious drug lord known as el chapo who escaped from a maximum security prison in mexico on saturday. authorities say this half built home in a farm field is where the mile-long tunnel of jaoquin guzman's cell began. he heads mexico's biggest drug cartel.
in colorado closing arguments expected today in the movie theate+ massacre trial of james holmes. his shooting rampage in 2012 killed 12 people and injured dozens more. holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. if the jury agrees holmes would be sent to a mental institution. a stunning twist in the case of a california woman who claims that she was kidnapped four months ago. a once unsealed affidavit shows a harvard graduate was involved in the woman's abduction. now, police originally called her claim a hoax. the fbi arrested the harvard grad after a home invasion similar to that case. attorneys say the woman and her boyfriend were vindicated and slammed police for accusing their clients of creating a hoax. 4:45 now. authorities have arrested another american accused of plotting an isis-inspired attack. this time it's the son of a boston police captain.
police arrested 23-year-old alexander cicollo on the fourth of july. court documents revealed he bought a pressure cooker and was planning to use it to make bombs to attack college calf tear yaz. the gunman charged in last month's church massacre was able to buy a gun because of a jail clerical error. dylann roof is accused of killing nine people in south carolina. the lexington county jail was responsible for his arrest report. the sheriff acknowledged there was a mistake in that report. because of the error, the fbi couldn't find the report when roof applied to purchase a gun. the waiting period expired and roof was able to buy the weapon. more activity at the site where the confederate battle
flag once flew at south carolina's statehouse. yesterday, crews removed the concrete slab that supported the flag pole. south carolina lowered the flag at its statehouse for the final time last friday. here it was last friday. when the flag came down. the move came weeks after that massacre at the historically black church in charleston. the military is taking a step now toward lifting its ban on transgender service members. the pentagon will study the issue for six months so that it can figure out the impact on health care, housing and physical standards. the defense secretary says the current ban is outdated and anyone should be able to serve the run. on capitol hill today, homeland security secretary jeh johnson will face questions from the house judiciary committee. the focus will be on enforcing u.s. immigration laws. the chairman is expected to take
aim at policies that failed to deport criminals who entered the country illegally. this comes after the recent murder of a california woman. happening today in washington, jack markell will testify at a congressional hearing on chris justice reform. markell is expected to share that state's recent spurns with policing and prosecutions, especially in wilmington. also today, congress is expected to take action on a universal pre-k amendment from pennsylvania senator bob casey. that amendment is linked to a reworking of the no child left behind law. lawmakers will vote on whether to pay for that program by ending a corporate tax loophole. casey's amendment would provide $30 billion for five years of full-day preschool for families who everyone well below the poverty line. the cleanup is under way in parts of the midwest after severe storms last night. >> you have to see this incredible drone vida it shows a large tornado that touched down in hutchison,
kansas. amazing. the storm knocked down trees and power loans and damaged at least one home. the mayor of quincy, illinois declared a state of emergency after severe storms tore through that town. there were wind gusts as high as 70 miles per hour power lines and trees coming down on homes and cars. authorities ordered people to stay inside so their homes -- so crews could safely clear the streets there. strong wind also uprooted trees in minnesota. look at this a stationed aircraft was no match for the damaging winds. the grand stand from a raceway ended up wrangled and twisted on the ground by the time the store was over. a building behind the raceway also took a major hit but no one was hurt. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> coming up on ten minutes before 5:00. i'm tracking showers and thunderstorms. they're on their way to philadelphia. haven't reached the city just
yet. temperatures in the 70s. the humidity is high and that's beginning to stay high during the day, helping to fuel more showers and thunderstorms. we've seen quick showers move past the shore when we went on the air at 4:00 it was completely dry on beach avenue. now look, the storms rolled through. on the radar, the storms at cape may don't look impressive. but look at this, right along the maryland pennsylvania line. look at that heavy rainfall. that is holing together and moving into chester county and into new castle county. it is just starting to clear i-95 but still pretty good rainfall on the interstate this morning. wilmington is seeing light and moderate rainfall and some heavier downpours in salem and cumberland county. to the north now, it's eastern chester county. scattered showers in delaware county. they're starting to inch into philadelphia. so grab an umbrella if you're heading out the door. a chance of more showers and thunderstorms during the day
today. we'll also be watching for the potential of severe weather this afternoon. there's a large area to the south of damaging winds and hail at least the potential. as you go farther to the north, it becomes less likely. that being said portions of delaware south jersey into southeastern pennsylvania should be on lookout for strong storms later today. even tonight as well the storm threat will stay with us. during the day. it won't be an all-day rainfall. occasional showers with heavy downpours. the storm threat overnight tonight and during the day tomorrow on wednesday, 88 degrees. and then we get a break from the storms and the humidity too, 83 thursday, friday is looking good with a high of 86 and lots of sunshine getting warmer and more humid as we head into the weekend. close to 90 degrees saturday then into the 90s with a chance of more storms sunday and monday. nine minutes before 5:00
right now. we know we have wet roads to contend with. >> nbc 10's first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington giving us a clear look at that now. jessica? >> we're predominantly starting to see most of the wet roads on our traffic cameras around delaware actually. this is 95 right around the newark toll plaza. i just picked this so you could see not a lot of volume in the area. if you are heading out on 95 throughout delaware and the drive times are okay. you can see on our radar the rain falling in the distance northbound or southbound still not affected by that. there's not a lot of volume. give yourself extra time anyway, 295 to 495, ten minutes in either direction. if you're on 95 at the schuylkill expressway, 13-minute trips if you're headed from woodhaven road to the vine no problems headed to the vine on the schuylkill. from the schuylkill up towards 95 that's a 15-minute trip. mass transit, currently no
problems for new jersey transit, septa or pat he can. philadelphia is preparing for the pope's visit in september. as the pontiff returned home from a trip to south america he had to respond to criticism from the u.s. and some people who called him anti-capitalist. and pluto pictures. we are just hours away from getting a new look at the dwarf planet at the edge of our solar system.
five minutes before 5:00 happening right now, a nasa spacecraft is flying by pluto. >> fly by for some photos taking pictures that we've never seen before. this is historic. the new horizons probe broke off communications with earth a few minutes ago. that was planned. the spacecraft will spend 22 hours taking pictures and measurements of pluto and its moons. didn't know pluto had moons. new horizons is the size of a grand piano. it traveled 3 billion miles over
the course of a decade to get to this point. don't forget to remove the lens cap cover. the countdown is on we're 74 days away from the pope's visit to philadelphia. he's acknowledging that he has critics in the u.s. the pope is back at the vatican after a week-long trip to south america. on the plane back to rome he told reporters he heard about criticism, some in the united states calling him anti-capitalist. he said he didn't have enough time to read up on what people are saying but he would and then he would get back to them. now let's talk about transportation for when the pope does come to philadelphia. one huff day passes to ride septa's regional rail during the papal visit go on sale next monday. septa wants to keep crowd numbers in line with the capacity of the train. anyone using regional rail service on september 26th 27th 28th including regular customers and visitors have to prepurchase a special one-day
pass. pope francis will be in philadelphia september 26 and 27. you can find the pontiff's itinerary on the nbc 10 news app. we may soon see changes to the no child left behind law. the senate takes up a separate version this week. the talks are happening while 2,000 teachers from one of the largest teachers' unions are in washington, d.c. the american federation of teachers is holding a conference to talk about evaluations, teacher laws and less federal control of classrooms. >> this is an opportunity for congress to make sure federal funding goes to the districts and to the schools and children that need it the most. >> now, over the weekend, the american federation of teachers announced its support for hillary clinton. one of philadelphia's most famous neon signs is getting a high-tech upgrade. the red psfs sign atop the loews
hotel in center city has looked the same for more than 20 years. it's not clear when the changeover will happen. two, one. >> and from our delaware bureau comes this video of a ribbon cutting in sussex county to celebrate the completion of the junction break water trail. it's a six-mohel trail that connects lewes and cape henlopen park to the beach. the legendary performer is making a stop in philadelphia. >> jackson is coming to the wells fargo center in philly february 24th of next year. she announced dates for her unbreakable world tour yesterday. tickets go on sale next monday, 10:00 a.m. >> a lot of people will be excited about that. you're watching nbc 10 news.
nbc 10 news today at 5:00 a.m. starts right now. nbc 10 breaking news. >> that breaking news from overseas where negotiators have finally reached a deal with iran over its nuclear program. already the critics are coming out. we'll walk you through the early details of the agreement. plus preparing for the president. president obama will speak at the naacp convention in philadelphia today. we are live with the impact of the president's visit and a preview of what he'll say. and rain to start for some of you but the storms are ahead. you can see that line of wet weather moving through right now on nbc 10 first alert radar. behind that there's a chance for severe weather for parts of this area. already seeing pretty strong thunderstorms out there for some of you. good morning. welcome to nbc 10 news today. i'm chris cato. >> i'm tracy davidson. but we have you covered with the storms so you can see when they're moving into your neighborhood. meteorologist bill henley is tracking them in the first alert weather center. >> stormy start for some wet weather for much of the rest of the area. heavy rainfall moves into chester and wilmington is about to see some of the heavier rain.
the lightning is settling down. this is a thunderstorm that's starting to settle down as far as lightning is concerned. but still some storms. there is some flooding. the history of this storm system has produced heavy rainfall in the baltimore area. the showers and thunderstorms are a possibility for more heavy rainfall during the day today. a flood threat not only for portions of our area with a heavy rainfall this morning but into this afternoon. you can see the scattered showers moving into philadelphia heavy downpours also in south jersey. it's going to be an on and off stormy day today, 7:00 this morning, showers, thunderstorms 74 degrees. 8:00, we'll get breaks of sunshine. look at the temperatures. this is 10:00. it will be in the 80s at 10:00. 84 degrees. as we head into the afternoon. your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i come back in ten minutes. let's see if wet weather is