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northeast around 40 miles an hour or so. for new castle county, heavy thunderstorms here with still some possibility of hail near newark and wilmington right across the i-95 corridor there. that's locally heavy rainfall, too. more storms off in maryland. they will be moving into parts of new castle and kent county very soon. dover, expect it by 4:28. bridgeton, 4:35. vineland by about 4:51 if those storms hold together. what we're seeing right now is very heavy rain, winds near 40 miles an hour, small hail possibly and of course, lightning. be very careful with these storms around as they are moving into new jersey and delaware at the moment. flood advisory up for the lehigh valley where we earlier today saw storms. that will go until 6:15. we saw about an inch or so of rain falling there, two inches in some cases, too. with the storms in place now from new castle county up to mercer county, this is another flood advisory that goes until 7:45 because of the heavy rain falling here. again, localized flooding. we could see high winds, potential for small hail and also lightning. we will keep tracking these
storms for you but we are also talking about the heat. heat wave in the forecast, too. chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz has more on that extreme heat. >> sheena, that extreme heat has just been busted by the showers and storms you have been showing but we do have an official heat wave now and it's going to continue. the heat advisory, that has been discontinued because the temperature has gone down. this is what it looked like this morning. the temperatures in the 70s to near 80 degrees, but as we go through the day, you can see going up through the 80s and into the 90s. by this afternoon, we were seeing temperatures of 90 degrees and now the rain has really knocked things down. the heat continues, it's barely 90 because of the thunderstorms today but it is going to go back up over the next couple of days
and the thunderstorms will not be here. the big change will be in the humidity. i will be back to talk more about the timing of those storms and when the heat wave might end with the seven-day in a few minutes. >> we want to see what the weather looks like in your neighborhood. send us photos and video of rain, flooding or storm damage with the nbc 10 news app. you can use the app to track the storms in your neighborhood and get first alert weather updates any time. the nbc 10 news app is a free download. a little girl is kidnapped from her own house as her mother slept just feet away. philadelphia police say the stranger beat her unconscious and left her in the backyard. today that 5-year-old is in the hospital with a broken jaw and police say they have not yet found her attacker. nbc 10's cydney long talked to the child's mother today in hunting park. cydney? >> reporter: this is a little girl who was sound asleep in her mother's bed and police tell us when she wandered into her bedroom to get a toy, that's when she was confronted by this
complete stranger hiding behind a closet. the mother and neighbors found her barely conscious the next morning. a very brave little girl who was able to describe to detectives here and her mother the horrifying moments of early tuesday morning. >> she said it was a big man, a description of his clothes. she said he had on a black shirt and brown shorts and someone she wasn't familiar with, said she hasn't seen before. and she said he wouldn't let me go back into your room. >> the male took hold of her, literally lifted her up at some point, carried her outside of the property. >> reporter: that's where police say the little girl was beaten and stomped before the man got away. some of her injuries, too graphic to show. mother vyneeka hopkins enlisted neighbors to help find her daughter in a pile of backyard brush. >> she was laying there. she wasn't moving. she was in a heavy wooded area so my mind went to the worst. i went into panic mode. >> reporter: police have worked to recover dna and they
questioned one man whose family admitted he was in the area and high on drugs. >> he admitted he was back there sleeping. to my knowledge, they also did find blood on his boots. doctors informed the cops that one of the abrasions my daughter has on her stomach is in the shape of a boot. >> reporter: that man has not been charged. they have no suspects. police say whoever did it shoved in a screen and climbed through a window in this alleyway. >> we have an intruder going into a private residence and taking a child. it's about as bad as it gets. >> reporter: the captain now says the safety of this entire neighborhood has been compromised. they are stepping up patrols in the area. also actively looking for any witnesses or surveillance video. as for the 5-year-old girl, she remains hospitalized, her mother at her bedside at st. christopher's hospital. we're told she could be there for at least a week. i'm cydney long, nbc 10 news.
congressman chaka fattah accepted an award in washington today one day after the fedz handed down an inindictment in an alleged racketeering scheme. his wife renee chenault-fattah is mentioned in the indictment and today is responding to the allegations. the award the congressman accepted today was from the u.s. black chamber. he was honored as advocate of the year. congressman fattah said yesterday he is confident he will be cleared of the charges. a 29 count indictment was returned against fattah and four others yesterday. it accuses the 11-term democrat of misusing hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal charitable and campaign funds. chaka fattah has not been arrested and no court date has been set. nbc 10 news anchor renee chenault-fattah is telling her side of the story in a letter forwarded to nbc 10. >> renee was referenced in the criminal complaint against her husband. she is labeled as person e and an affiliate of the fattah enterprise in the federal indictment. the feds allege she took part in the scheme to fraudulently sell her car in order to pay closing
costs on a vacation home. nbc 10's deanna durante is joining us live with more on renee's side of the story. >> reporter: in the letter, renee chenault-fattah says she has done nothing wrong. the wife of congressman chaka fattah says the car sale was legitimate and she knows this case isn't going away any time soon. the feds say the fattahs used money from a fake car sale to help secure a mortgage on this poconos vacation home. chenault-fattah describes the vehicle, a porsche, in a letter forwarded to nbc 10 as her second car. she says she sold it to a family friend but for several reasons, the car remained at the fattahs' home. the feds say the friend is herbert, a lobbyist and former finance director during fattah's 2007 campaign run for mayor. they say the sale was a bribe to fattah in order to get his girlfriend a job and him considered for a federal appointment. the authorities claim chenault-fattah continued to register and insure the car, have it serviced and kept in her property more than 20 months after the sale occurred.
chenault-fattah denies the sale was illegal and explains why the car remained in her home. she says the car stayed at our house, we have three garages and the friend lived in an apartment. for a time i continued with insuring it since it was in our garage and wanted nothing to happen to it. and i had it towed to be serviced in the spring because i wanted it to be in good shape for the friend. it has remained undriven in our garage for three years now because on advice of counsel we were instructed to do nothing with the car. in her letter, chenault-fattah says the proceeds from the car sale were used in connection with the purchase of the poconos home. she says the sale of the car was triggered by a change in the law and was required by her mortgage company. chenault-fattah has not been charged with a crime. congressman fattah denies all charges. deanna durante, nbc 10 news. >> renee is currently on leave from the station. >> count on nbc 10 for complete coverage as this investigation unfolds. you can read the full indictment right now on the nbc 10 news app.
coming up at 4:30, nbc 10's doug shimell talks to two high school seniors who are going to college thanks to a program that congressman fattah supported in their community. 20 minutes of nonstop news continues with new information on a crash that killed three people and injured two others. the car was cut in half when it hit a tree in northeast philadelphia late last night. police say the driver may have been street racing and they are now looking for a second car. it happened in the bustleton section of the city near the intersection of red lion road and sandmeyer lane just before midnight. nbc 10's drew smith has new information on the victims and the search for the other driver. >> reporter: investigators reviewed surveillance video which shows two cars racing down a dead end street going more than 75 miles an hour. one of those cars couldn't make the curve and smashed into a tree. police are looking to talk to that other car riding down that road. people arriving to work on sandmeyer road in the bustleton
section of philadelphia found this mangled wreck, a car split in two. witnesses called it horrific. >> i honestly got chills, goosebumps down my arms, because i never saw a car split in half like that. when i pulled up i thought there were two cars. >> reporter: it was just one car which carried five young people last night. the impact with the tree ripped off the roof and you can see car parts were thrown from the car. two 17-year-old girls were ejected and a 20-year-old man got trapped inside, all dead at the scene. >> i just found out not even an hour ago. >> reporter: we caught up with some friends of the victims. they couldn't believe what happened, having just seen them last night. >> i just want to see them. >> reporter: police say the driver is still at the hospital but will survive and is cooperating. who was in the second racing car remains a mystery. >> people in the other car, we want to talk to them. they have a responsibility to give us information what they saw because they did see the crash. >> reporter: police say this may take weeks to investigate but typically in this kind of case where speed is clearly a factor,
there could be a possibility of vehicular or involuntary manslaughter charges. >> my hearts go out to their families. it's sad that the parents lost three children. >> reporter: police don't plan to release the name of the victims until tomorrow. they say they have heard of street racing happening in that part of town and say this was clearly a horrible reminder of what can happen. i'm drew smith, nbc 10 news. a water main break is causing problems in bucks county this afternoon. sky force 10 over county line road in warminster. around 11:00 this morning, the break caused the road to actually buckle. until crews can repair it, the street is closed between blair mill and meeting house roads. to a health scare now at a local school. an employee at west chester university tested positive for legionnaire's disease. school officials say eight campus buildings had higher than acceptable levels of the bacteria that can cause the illness. today a remediation firm is treating the affected cooling towers to eliminate the
bacteria. no classes are being held on the campus. meantime, new york city's depth of health investigating an outbreak of legionaires in the south bronx. two people have reportedly died. what is the disease? it's a severe form of pneumonia. you cannot catch it from person to person contact. most people get it from inhaling the bacteria. it usually develops two to ten days after exposure. symptoms include headache, fever, chills, cough, diarrhea and vomiting. the widow of one of three people killed in a shooting in a municipal building in monroe county is filing a lawsuit. francis laguardia is suing township officials and a county sheriff, alleging officials in the township and the monroe county sheriff knew that the shooter was mentally unstable and capable of violence but contends they failed to provide security at a township meeting where he opened fire in 2013.
laguardia's husband james was among the victims. two others were also killed. he pleaded guilty in may and was sentenced to life in prison. prosecutors say he was angry over the loss of his junk-filled property after a lengthy court battle with the township. the search is on for a driver accused of running over a police officer with his car in atlantic county. the officer pulled over james gallaway township but police say he drove off and hit the officer as he was driving off. the officer was not seriously hurt. the crashed car was found not far away. there was no sign of gallaway. police say they discovered heroin in the car as well. $1 million is the bond set today for a fired ohio police officer charged with murdering an unarmed black man. the courtroom erupted when a judge made the $1 million announcement. >> the bond will be $1 million. [ applause ] ladies and gentlemen, this is a courtroom.
>> former university of cincinnati police officer ray tensing pleaded not guilty today. he's accused of killing a man earlier this month after pulling him over for not having a license plate. he was shot in the head after handing over a bottle of alcohol when asked for his license. this is body camera video of that incident. the officer said he shot into the car when the man tried to run him over. the county prosecutor denied that claim saying the officer killed on purpose. a huge break this afternoon in potentially solving one of the world's biggest aviation mysteries. investigators believe aircraft wreckage found in the indian ocean is a wing from a boeing 777. that wing may be taken to france tomorrow for investigation. the 777 is the same model as malaysia airlines flight 370 which vanished more than three years ago or more than a year ago, i should say. 239 people were on board from kuala lumpur to beijing back in march of last year.
it's the only 777 aircraft known to be missing. aviation experts say serial numbers on the debris could help identify whether it originated from the malaysia airlines plane. a judge says he's weeks away from deciding a dispute between new jersey and exxonmobil. the judge denied a request from environmentalists to delay the hearing partly because his ruling is not imminent. environmental groups are seeking to have appeals judges include them as intervenors in the case. environmentalists view the proposed $225 million in damages as a major break. governor christie's administration is giving to the oil company. to a developing story. the phillies can soon trade away one of the team's most beloved players. >> cole hamels has made his mark in communities across philadelphia but that could be coming to a close. comcast sports net's john clark is live at citizens bank park with the latest trade talks. john?
>> reporter: cole hamels' locker is still there intact. we were just in the locker room. the phillies have not officially announced the trade but they have an agreement in place to trade cole hamels to the texas rangers for six players. five really good prospects. in fact, three of the prospects from texas are three of the top six prospects in their farm system. so a good trade for the phillies. they will also send jake diekman there. take a look at cole hamels. he leaves quite a legacy here in philly. he is one of the the best pitchers in team history. he leaves with the third most strikeouts in phils history and has been one of the best pitchers in the national league over the last ten years. of course, world series mvp in 2008. he helped deliver this city its only championship over the last 30 years. ironically, his former teammate pat burrell will go into the phillies wall of fame this weekend. pat was very clear today about how much of an impact cole had
on this team, winning the world series seven years ago. >> without cole in 2008, we just wouldn't have had enough. he drove the train. we all just jumped on it. it's a sad day i'm sure for the city to see him go, but it gives you perspective in being able to look back and appreciate what he's been able to do here. >> reporter: you talked about the impact cole hamels has had in the community. coming up in the next hour at 5:00, we will talk about the more than $1 million he has given to philadelphia schools. we will take you to one of them to show you just how much of an impact cole and his wife heidi had here. i'm john clark, live outside the phillies locker room in the phillies dugout because it's raining right now. see you in about an hour.
rain's falling in parts of the area this afternoon. this video is from philadelphia's hunting park section just a short time ago. the rain was falling at a really good clip. fortunately it keeps moving so the heavy rain doesn't stay in one spot hour after hour. we will go back six hours, you can see this line coming through berks county really strong, then actually weakening a little bit just in the last hour or so. it's still pretty strong but not quite as fierce as it was. not as much lightning. it's gone from hamilton township in new jersey all the way in just past northeast philly now and going into new jersey. west deptford township, there's still rain in the philadelphia area and points to north and west but not the heavy stuff now. now we are into northern delaware, just south of i-95. not quite down to middletown yet. some of that rain is on the heavy side. we have some flood advisories until 6:15 for parts of berks county, lehigh valley, until
7:45 for northern delaware, all the way through philadelphia area and up to trenton. just some localized flooding from some of that heavy rain that has fallen. the radar estimates showing in the yellow generally just over two inches so some of that near the reading area, about 2 1/2 inches of rain in a fairly short period of time. that's why we've got the flood threat. you can see the line of showers and storms as more lightning approaches burlington county now than just about anywhere else. the timing takes it to glassboro in just a couple minutes. at least the heaviest of it. 4:55 in vineland, 5:42 in egg harbor township which would take it toward atlantic city close to 6:00. but maybe just a little bit before 6:00. the thing is moving fairly quickly and that is in a way a good thing, because it's really
heavy rain. if it stayed over one spot you would be getting multiple inches of rain, not just one or two inches. here's the future cast as we go through the afternoon. you can see it handling this line and keeping it pretty heavy as it heads toward the jersey shore and there it is. 6:00, 7:00 toward the atlantic city area and then moving offshore. once that does, we are going to be seeing much improved conditions. it is an official heat wave now because we did hit 90 degrees. before the storms hit today, 93 the last two and we should stay in the 90s for friday, saturday and even beyond but the humidity won't be as high. it's down to 79 after that rain now, 74 in wilmington and still near 90 in southern delaware where they haven't been hit by the rain yet. feels-like temperature down to 82. it was 98 an hour ago and it did reach 100 in dover and millville just about an hour ago as well.
so we are getting a break due to the rain but it's not going to be something that is going to last. we are going to be seeing these temperatures going up over the next couple days. at the shore, we have some really comfortable conditions coming over the weekend. lower humidity as well. it is just going to be delightful out there. in the poconos, it's going to be a great weekend as well with temperatures into the low 80s. the hot weather lasts and for tonight, the early showers and storms becoming less humid, 73 for the low in philadelphia, 63 north and west. during the day tomorrow, sunny and hot, much less humid than today. high in the low 90s but it won't feel like it. then the seven-day forecast, hot but not too humid over the weekend. it really starts getting muggy again on monday and we don't see
the showers and storms returning until tuesday. swimming at the shore has been put on hold at two jersey shore beaches today. >> the dirty water problem that kept swimmers out of the ocean in the middle of the stifling heat wave. plus super storm sandy's lasting impact. the health problems now showing up in victims whose homes were damaged in the storm. and the he repair work that will impact riders going through center city starting tomorrow.
are back open after getting the all-clear from health officials. they say atlantic city closed the north carolina avenue and pennsylvania avenue swimming areas because bacterial levels exceeded water quality standards. but water samples taken yesterday came back today at acceptable levels. authorities believe the elevated levels in the earlier test were the result of rain sunday night. water quality is a big
concern for next summer's olympic games in rio. an associated press investigation found the athletes will be swimming and boating in waters that are so contaminated they risk becoming violently ill. the water analysis found dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from human sewage. some competitors training in rio have already gotten sick. brazilian and olympic officials say the water will be safe in time for next summer's games. beijing, china hopes to be named the host city for the 2022 winter olympics. a decision will be revealed tomorrow. the chinese capital hosted the summer games in 2008 so it already has a lot of infrastructure built. environmentalists are concerned about air quality and a lack of snow. other critics say china still needs to improve its human rights record. remember, nbc 10 is your official olympic station. potentially severe storms could interrupt the evening commute and outdoor dinner
plans. >> window behind us a little drier now. first alert meteorologist sheena parveen is tracking the rain. >> we have heavy rain leading to localized flooding in some areas. thunderstorms along with it. we are watching that move through the area. coming up, we track the storms for you, see what time you can expect them and how your weekend forecast looks, straight ahead. while one of chaka fattah's nonprofits is under investigation, supporters say that should not negate the good he does. coming up. (plays throughout) ♪ sometimes, at last doesn't happen at first. ♪ ♪ your dad just kissed my mom. ♪ turning two worlds into one takes love. ♪ helping protect that world takes state farm.
our judges say that is a perfect 10. these kids in north philadelphia know everything about how to stay cool. the jersey shore is always a popular spot to seek relief from the heat. nbc 10 on the boardwalk of atlantic city today. we have team coverage in the first alert weather center. >> chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz is monitoring the extreme heat. we begin with meteorologist sheena parveen who is tracking the storms. >> we have had a lot of heat and humidity today and that in part has really helped keep the storms strong as they moved through. take a look at the radar. we still have the same line of storms moving through that we have been watching. a majority of the heaviest rain is moving out of the philadelphia area, moving out of trenton but now it's really across 295 moving into burlington county. radar has tried to indicate some spots seeing a lot of lightning and potentially some small hail here, but right over 295 moving into bordentown township, heavy rain, lightning and potential for small hail.
also pretty high winds, near 30 to 40 miles an hour. around camden, the heavy rain is starting to leave but it's moving into gloucester, west deptford seeing heavier rain. evesham township seeing heavy rain approaching. also washington township. this whole line is moving mostly to the northeast so it could be near williamstown by 4:41, toms river by 5:14. that line will be continuing to move in new jersey and one cluster of storms in salem county, right over salem, pretty heavy rain down to new castle county, middletown township, seeing heavy rain. that's all approaching smyrna. this will be moving into delaware at the moment in kent county approaching that area. harrington, 4:53. woodbine by 5:28 with the line holding together as it moves into new jersey. with this line of showers and storms heavy rain expected, localized flooding. pretty high winds across the area. the flood advisory has been canceled for the lehigh valley
but we still have it from wilmington up to trenton, areas in between, until 7:45. aside from this, the heat and humidity today, chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz is standing by with a closer look at that. >> he we did get up to 90 degrees today, making it an official heat wave. of course, that rain and the thunderstorms, that has really busted the temperature. but only temporarily. this is not necessarily the end of the heat wave. it was 88 degrees at 1:00 this afternoon, got up to 90 at 2:00. look how cool it was at reading, 74 as the storms came in. knocked down to 79 in philadelphia by 4:00 and the feels-like temperature down to 82 from 98 one hour earlier. wilmington's feels-like down to 75. dover and millville both got up to 100 with the feels-like temperature. there's the official number.
93 on tuesday and wednesday, 90 on thursday but more 90s to come with lower humidity. we'll see how long this heat wave is going to last and when the humidity is going to return with the seven-day in a few minutes. >> we want to see what the weather looks like in your community. send us photos and video of the rain and any flooding or storm damage with the nbc 10 news app. you can also use that app to track the storms in your neighborhood and also get first alert weather updates. the nbc 10 news app is a free download. here are some of the stories making headlines on "nbc 10 news at 4:00." police searching for an attacker after a 5-year-old girl was kidnapped from her north philadelphia home. it happened early tuesday. investigators say the stranger beat the child unconscious and left her in the backyard. she is in the hospital with a broken jaw. 75 miles an hour down a dead end philadelphia street. police say two cars were likely
racing in bustleton when one of the cars crashed into a tree, killing three people. it happened on sandmeyer lane near red lion road. tonight police are searching for the driver of the other car. congressman chaka fattah is at work in washington today, one day after the feds handed down an indictment in an alleged racketeering scheme. >> his wife, nbc 10 news anchor renee chenault-fattah is not charged but is mentioned in the indictment. today she released a statement to nbc 10. she wrote in reference to the sale of her 1989 porsche that quote, both the indictment and media accounts are incorrect, end quote. meanwhile, the u.s. black chambers honored congressman fattah as their advocate of the year today in washington. the 29 count indictment was returned against fattah and four others yesterday. it accuses the 11-term democrat of misusing hundreds of thousands of dollars of federal charitable and campaign funds. chaka fattah has not been arrested and no court date has been set. congressman fattah's push for better education opportunities
for young people in our area has helped many children go to college. >> that's right. nbc 10's doug shimell talked to two high school students who excel thanks to a program the congressman supported. tell us the story. >> reporter: one of chaka fattah's nonprofits is under investigation for misappropriation of funds. a lot of his supporters say that should not wipe out the good these programs have done. >> i would probably be in trouble 24/7. >> reporter: she knows what her life would be like without the dream academy. >> like not having good grades how i have. like i'm straight a and b average student. i would have been probably a c, d or maybe f. >> reporter: dream academy philadelphia is a mentoring program founded with funding secured by embattled congressman chaka fattah. and the director says without his support, many kids wouldn't even bother with high school or
college. >> we targeted that population, those students that are falling behind in school academically as well as students who have a parent incarcerated to help break any cycle of incarceration. >> reporter: alex hoyle says he knows where he would be without it. >> i wouldn't be lost but i wouldn't do as much as i do now. >> reporter: he says when he is ready for college he would like to attend drexel university and study computer science. i'm doug shimell, nbc 10 news. >> chaka fattah has not been arrested and no court date has been set. renee chenault-fattah is not facing charges but is taking a leave of absence from the station. count on nbc 10 for complete coverage. you can read the full indictment right now on the nbc 10 news app. super storm sandy is hurting victims years after the storm passed. >> up next, the health problems that are creating new troubles. and this. >> endangered creature spotted in new jersey waterways.
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are also lingering. septa riders will have to find a new way around starting tomorrow. >> next, the upgrade that will shut down trolley lines throughout the city. glenn? i'm tracking a line of showers moving through the area right now. after that, you will notice a big change tomorrow. the heat will remain but it will feel much better outside. the changes coming up in the first alert forecast.
mixed news for some septa riders. first the good news. a 16-day repair project is about to get under way on the center city tunnel which runs from 13th to 40th streets. now for the bad news. that means some trolley routes won't be running in that area. trolley routes 10, 11, 13, 34 and 36 will not operate in the tunnel from 10:00 tomorrow night through 4:00 a.m. august 17th. more than a million people
expected in philadelphia for the world meeting of families and papal visit in september. organizers are still looking for volunteers to take part in the historic event. event organizers tell us they have more than 8200 volunteers signed up but are hoping for about 5,000 more. volunteers will help with everything from meeting and greeting visitors to working as translators. >> all the volunteers will be spread throughout the city for the papal mass and then throughout the convention center welcoming the 150 countries that are coming. >> the volunteers will have to go through a background check. if you are interested, you can apply online. be sure to download the free nbc 10 news app for the latest developments ahead of the papal visit. nbc10.com has an entire section dedicated to how the region is preparing for pope francis' visit. it was a first alert day for
the heat and humidity. we got rid of both of those. we still have the storms coming and that line of storms has gone through much of the region and just about everybody is getting rain today. some of that on the heavy side. but it's past trenton and philadelphia, past i-95. it's actually starting to get past 295 and the jersey turnpike as it goes through burlington county and parts of ocean county right now. you can see south of chester, well south of chester, also well south of wilmington going into parts of salem and gloucester counties in new jersey and now getting into kent county in delaware right over smyrna getting heavy rain right now. we still have a flood advisory in effect for much of the i-95 area until 7:45. but it's just some isolated areas getting the flooding from that line of storms.
fortunately, that line continues to move and that is really helping. this is the radar estimated rainfall. we still haven't gotten it in much of new jersey but northern delaware and all of pennsylvania, you can see the map's totally covered. that means everybody's had at least some. about 2 1/2 in parts of the reading area which caused a little bit of flooding. about 1 1/2 near the philadelphia international airport and 1.7 up near the trenton area. most of that fell in less than an hour. 1 1/2 inches in parts of central new castle county and 1.9 just north of dover. so that line continues and it's just about to go through dover, just about to come through the rest of burlington county and head right down the atlantic city expressway toward the shore. and the timing of it takes it to dover in just a few minutes, egg harbor township at 5:38, cape may and wildwood right around
6:10. that will be around the same time it would hit lewes, delaware as well. the future cast showing heavy thunderstorms continuing to move out. nothing more than a couple lingering showers behind it. so we are going to be in good shape as we head through the rest of the evening. we are going to be in great shape at the shore. tomorrow, we have a land breeze for much of the day. it will be much less humid but the temperature will be up there at 84. on saturday and sunday the sea breeze comes in so even though it will be hot inland, right at the beaches, only near 80 degrees. it looks dry both days. looks like another great shore weekend. overall, another great poconos weekend. less humid tomorrow. the only real chance of some showers possibly on saturday afternoon, just a slight chance up in the poconos. we do have an official heat wave. we hit 93 two days in a row, 90
so far today, and we do expect at least low 90s coming up for the next couple and even into early next week. so this will be about a seven to nine day heat wave, probably, by the time it's over. temperatures are knocked down into the 70s right now where it's been raining. still in the 80s to near 90 where it hasn't. the feels-like temperature was 98 degrees in philadelphia a couple hours ago. now it's 80. 75 degrees in wilmington, delaware. so that is quite a change in just a short period of time. the early showers moving out, becoming less humid after midnight. 73 for a low in philadelphia. 63 north and west. during the day tomorrow, a lot of sunshine. still going to be hot but not nearly as humid. you will notice that change. this is a real big drop in humidity. the seven-day forecast is still relatively low humidity saturday and sunday so the heat won't be so bad but monday and into tuesday, it's really going to
get hot and humid as we see the southerly winds come back and we will finally break this thing by the middle of next week. >> look forward to that. sharks and jellyfish have been the talk all summer but now another sea creature making waves in south jersey. >> next, the animal spotted swimming in an unusual spot in our area and what may have brought them here to visit.
iran keeps their nuclear facilities. military sites can go uninspected. restrictions end after 10 years. then iran could build a nuclear weapon in two months. iran has violated 20 international agreements and is the leading state sponsor of terrorism. some unusual sightings in new jersey waterways getting lots of attention from wildlife experts and the public, too. >> manatees have been spotted this week in barnegat bay and the delaware river just off bordentown in burlington county. that's where nbc 10's ted greenberg is with the story. >> reporter: folks have been coming here to the river just to
try to catch a glimpse of the manatee. wildlife authorities are worried the endangered animal could get hit by a boat so they are urging boaters to be very careful. while fishing along the tranquil banks of the delaware river this afternoon, ulysses gomez saw something in the water that made him do a double-take. he's now wondering if that splash was this manatee, spotted in the same area over the past couple days. >> it's a unique opportunity. >> reporter: richard robinson came with his camera hoping to catch a glimpse of the large mammal that's getting lots of attention on social media. >> i take pictures of all kinds of wildlife. it's a rare thing to see a manatee here. >> reporter: especially this far north in the river, according to wildlife experts. some 125 miles from the mouth of the delaware bay. officials say it's likely the same seven foot manatee seen
last week in delaware and tell us the creatures often swim into rivers in search of fresh water to drink. >> we're excited that it could be in our area. >> reporter: authorities also received a report this week of a manatee seen in barnegat bay near toms river. manatees are commonly found in florida's coastal waters and while unusual in new jersey, sightings here are not unprecedented. in 2009, this wayward manatee was rescued from colder water after it was found near a refinery in linden. the animals are considered endangered and state and wildlife authorities are urging boaters to keep their eyes open for the manatee, to slow down and stay away. >> just take a look from a distance. it's a precious creature. got to take care of our wildlife. >> reporter: experts say some manatees like to explore and when the weather turns colder they normally turn around on their own and head south.
i'm ted greenberg, nbc 10 news. >> they're smart. >> on an adventure. "nbc 10 news at 5:00" is next. >> here's keith jones. next on "nbc 10 news at 5:00" a 5-year-old child kidnapped and beaten. tonight she is recovering in the hospital as police search for the person who attacked her. plus, tire trouble. why neighbors in delaware need a new way to get around. i'm still tracking a line of storms all moving into new jersey and delaware at the moment. coming up, i will show you what time you can expect them and how the forecast looks going into your weekend.
right now at 5:00 we begin with a look at the nbc 10 radar. it's a first alert day for storms and heat. take a look at this. heavy rain already in parts of the area. this line of storms is still on the move. >> let's get right to our team of meteorologists for an update on the storms and the heat wave. we begin with sheena parveen who is tracking the radar. >> yeah, that's right. the line of storms we have been tracking all afternoon is now in new jersey and also delaware, moving out of new castle county but there's a lot of heavy rain over still major interstates in new jersey. 295 getting rid of some of the heaviest rain but we are still seeing rain in this area. in burlington county, we have very heavy rain. pemberton up to country lake estates, heavy rain moving through, southampton, evesham
township, heavy rain as well. pretty much leaving the philadelphia area but approaching winslow township in new jersey and across the ac expressway, very heavy rain. a live look at the expressway, near washington township, you see the wet roads but at least we are seeing traffic moving at a pretty good clip. this is all continuing to track mostly to the east-northeast around about 40 miles an hour or so. for hammonton, expect it by 5:04. egg harbor city, 5:22. all the storms will continue making their way to the shore. cumberland county, salem county, we are seeing heavy rain here, too. new castle county, getting a break with the rain leaving but kent county still seeing heavy rain approaching, also near dover and the line extends into maryland. this whole line will keep swinging into delaware so milford, expect it by 5:11. seafort, 5:16. as we go through the evening, this whole line will continue vi