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about 5:30. welcome back to nbc 10 news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm vai sikahema. we're at the back end of the heat wave. i think we'll get a break in the weather. let's get to nbc 10's first alert meteorologist brittney shipp with that forecast. >> the end of your heat wave is in the seven-day forecast. it's just not going to happen today. yesterday made day six, today we'll see day seven with temperatures expected to warm to 93 degrees. by tuesday 91 degrees. the difference between this weekend and today is that our humidity is returning. it's going to feel more uncomfortable outside. you'll notice that increase in humidity as soon as you step outside today. a closer welcome at our temperatures at 73 in philadelphia, 6 in pottstown, 67 in the poconos, 68 in trenton, 66 in mt. holly and at the atlantic city airport, 70 degrees. your city planner shows the next eight hours. by 7:00 a.m., 73 degrees. by 10:00, 83. wind speeds out of the southwest
at 13 miles an hour. by 1:00 p.m. it will be a warm lunch hour. again with the humidity it will feel warmer than that. i'm tracking how long the humidity will stick around. tracking the return of storms and with this heat wave will end. for now we check in with first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. and we are starring things off. a big round check of 95. 95 around cottman avenue this is our drive time for the southbound lanes. 13 minutes from woodhaven road up towards the vine street expressway. heading out into delaware on 95 right through wilmington you can see all the cars moving along. they're green, ten minutes at the most if you're headed northbound or southbound from 295 up towards 495. still out in lower merion, we are watching for reports of a road obstruction. be careful if you're heading out the door there. area bridges have to get into
philadelphia. no problems for the tac pal, the walt or the ben. for the ben, later on in the morning, more volume accumulates because we have two westbound lanes heading into philadelphia being blocked with that ongoing construction. more updates for you to come in the next ten minutes. septa's one day lottery is under way right now. it's the only chance for riders to score rail passes during the pope's visit in september. nbc 10's matt delucia is live for us at the ft. washington septa station. with a limited number of tickets available, the odds just aren't in people's favor. >> that's right, vai. i did reach out to septa. they tell me that a lot of people are insoog up for the passes. the lottery had 2,500 entries within the first hour. 0 so far, no major problems, though. septa spokesperson tells me they're working to get a full stall us updarts is we speak.
if your are planning to head down to see the pope during his papal visit out here later on in september, here's what you need to know. the website is septa.org. a couple important points to remember, this lottery is just open today. starting on thursday you'll get a congratulatory e-mail and then you'll be able to purchase the passes for $10 each. this is for the 26th and 27th and only regional rail service. not all of the stations will be operating during that time. we have been hearing from riders on their thoughts on having a lottery. >> people can buy them and sell them on ebay for more money. it's kind of ripping other people off who actually need it like people who work and need it to go down in the city.
>> i can go another way. it's pathetic. >> septa says the system will try to weed out fraudulent entries. i have been getting updates throughout the morning. septa tells me they want to remind riders that they only have to sign up once. of course, right now at this hour not many people riding the rails. during that papal visit it is expected to get very crowded. a lot of people are concerned about parking and things of that nature. the website appears to be working just fine as of right now. a couple weeks ago, people tried to buy tickets, the system crashed shortly after the system opened up. not the case this time around. at least not at this point. live in ft. washington, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. the app has everything you need to know before you have your papal passes. download the app for free to
purchase those passes. just about 5:35 and 73 degrees outside. new from overnight, several south philadelphia residents are waking up to find their cars vandalized. tires were slashed on nearly a dozen vehicles along the 1,000 block of ellsworth streed. juries jesse gary is live. >> reporter: south detectives say charge have not been filed but have confirmed they are talking to a person of interest. as for the damaged vehicles a lot of them still sit right here in the spaces. one man said he went out and changed the door and put a baby spare on his aunt's car. the tire is flat on this car. witnesses tell me she was up lying on her couch and heard the attacks. first the puncture of the tire and the air escape escaping.
>> i actually saw him do it to my neighbor, her car and i saw him go down the street and do it to the next car. and i tried to get a good look and then my other neighbor came running out and i grabbed my phone and called 911. >> a second witness tells me he chased the suspect as he was carrying a rambo style hunting knife with a pouch that attaches to his belt. the suspect ran down ellsworth towards broad. police say they are interviewing a person of interest a 29-year-old man. more about this possible charges that are pending and the motive behind the attack. this isn't the only play this happened in south philadelphia tonight. we'll check in on that coming up in the next hour.
day one of the eagles training camp is in books. there's new faces on the squad this year. the biggest head scratcher in chip kelly's offseason playbook was a trade of nick foles for an often-injure ed often-injured often-injured player. sam bradford. the former overall first round pick was all smiles after the workout. >> it's been almost a year since i've been on the field, you know, full speed, playing football. to just get out there and play ball and know that my key can do it, i think it was a really big first step and first day today. >> i think if he stays healthy it will be a good year. if not who knows. bradford said he's excited to get back in the game and create new chemistry with his new
teammates. nbc 10 is the official station of the philadelphia eagles. we'll be following the treatment throughout training cam be we'll have pro and post-game coverage including every snap of the season opener. the moves vice president ss vice president joe biden is making that make people think he might be jumping into the race. and take a look at that beautiful sunrise over cape may. we'll is he 'heat wave in the city and suburbs. i'll go over the details in our temperatures, coming up right after the break.
weather with meteorologist brittney shipp. >> a mild start for us throughout most of the area especially in philadelphia at 73 degrees. we're the 63 in chester springs, 67 in kennett square. 69 in wilmington 68 in trenton. temperatures closer to cherry hill. still in the low 70s. 67 in wrightstown and then if you're in the poconos, 67 this morning, 63 in allentown and 67 in reading. along the shoreline, 74 in beach haven, mid-60s in woodbine. as we head into the rest of today, the heat wave is going to continue once again. this will be day seven. 89 will be the high in pottstown, close to the low 90s for allentown. average for this time of year is 87. starting last tuesday, that's when we first started to warm into the 90s and it's been nonstop ever since then, both saturday and sunday right at 90 degrees. the heat wave is not own just yet. i am traging the end to the heat wave to let you know what to
expect. i'm tracking isolated storms as we push into the afternoon and evening. i'll go over all the details in ten minutes. another doctor tied to an illegal lion hundred in the zimbabwe. the pennsylvania connection. we'll tell you what's next for the dentist accused of killing cecil. a nascar race takes an unexpected turn as a braver barrels into his crew. it's a video you have to see. all lanes open, no construction project. we're good to go out there on 202. we do have an accident in kensington section of philadelphia. i'll go over that the details and how to get around it, coming up.
the controversy over the killing of cecil the lion sparked international outrage and now there are new reports, a hunter from pennsylvania may have illegally killed a different african lion. authorities in zimbabwe say a pennsylvania doctor illegally shot a lie within a bow and arrow near a national park on land where it was not allowed. nbc news has not been able to reach him for comment. as for cecil, the african nation's government plans to extradite the minnesota dentist walter palmer for luring cecil
out of his sanctuary and killing him. the zimbabwe government suspended the kind of hunting practice by palmer and stopped all big game hunting around the park where cecil roamed. some of the republican presidential candidates will participate in a presidential forum in new hampshire. the event comes just three days before the first debate which is thursday. new jersey governor chris christie is among those planning to be there. a new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows trump is leading the pack. he's followed by wisconsin governor scott walker with 15%. former florida governor jeb bush has 14% and retired neurosurgeon ben carson comes in with 10%.
trump spoke yesterday on nbc's "meet the press" about the upcoming debate. >> don't have pollsters. y want to waste money on pollster pollsters. i don't want to be unreal. i want to be me. i have to be me. >> trump was also asked about the possibility of vice president joe biden joining the race for the democratic nomination. trump says he's just focused on the other gop opponents. other democrats say it's too late for biden to join the race. >> if he was going to run, he should have started a year ago. almost all the biden donors have gone over to hillary clinton already. right now, there are five democratic candidates for president. you see them there. all five will speak at the dnc summer meeting later this month. some voters will soon see the first tv ads of hillary clinton's campaign for president. $2 million worth of ads start running tomorrow. the aim of the ad is to
re-introduce clinton as candidate for the people. a fellowship is a flagship program of the young african leaders initiative. its goal is to empower academics, leadership training and networking. later today, mayor michael nutter and police and tow across the city. the official night out is tomorrow night. fema and state agencyies will hold two days of briefings. atlantic burlington camden and gloucester county eligible for assistance after storms damaged
property back in june. the brief resings are not open to the public. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist brittney shipp. >> our heat wave will continue. today is day seven. it will feel worse because the humidity is back. we're still hot, checking another few days and checking on isolated chance for storms. i'll let you know which areas that will have the best chance to see. the sun is coming up over the philadelphia skyline, 73 is going to give way to plenty of sunshine for us today. we are going to see more moist air coming up from the south and warmer temperatures on tap for us today. 67 degrees in the poconos, 63 in twillen are. we're at 68 in trenton. temperatures at 66. 67 in dover and the end of the
heat wave is near but, again, yesterday made day six. heading into tuesday, 91 is the forecast high. after that the temperatures should start to drop down with a series of cold fronts. our satellite radar shows a few thin clouds around the area. as we head into the afternoon, you start to see the clouds increasing, especially if you're closer to honey brook, the lehigh valley and the poconos. closer to 10:00 p.m. another round move nothing parts of don't and near the poconos, pottsville pottsville, allentown area before we start to see more clearing with our rain showers. tomorrow will be more of a cloudier start to the day. highs around the region at 93 degrees. 81 and heading down the shore to
our beaches. atlantic city closer to 86. is ofst shows temperatures stay nice and warm on the hot side the heat wave continues at least until wednesday. thursday we have a better chance to drop down into the mid-80s with a chance of showers thursday friday and saturday. we're creeping up on the 6:00 hour. this looks like we have a problem on 95. >> we launched skyforce 10 to check it out. jessica, where is it exactly. >>? we're on 95 vai and tracy. we'll have a live picture of that once skyforce 10 gets over the scene of this overturned truck. out in kensington still watching an accident scene as well. aramingo avenue at lehigh avenue. traffic is getting through the
area. your best bet is to take frankford area. as for new jersey roads, route 73 in mt. laurel, new jersey, around 295. everything iáz$eaded along just fine. coming up in the next ten minutes we'll check in with mass transit. happening today, doctors at children's hospital of philadelphia are pushing new plan to drive research for cures to rare diseases that affect children. they'll join senator bob casey as he introduces a new bill. the program is set to expire in less than a year. new york city health officials expect more cases of legionnaires disease. they believe people may have become infected before the city cleaned cooling towers where the
disease-causing bacteria had been found. peas of history on display for the first time why nasa wants you to see this now after hiding it from the world for decades. he lost both legs in combat but he's not letting that slow them down. the amazing journey this ma rinne just finished and what he says he's fighting for now.
check out this pit stop at the race at pocono raceway. driver going too fast his brakes fail. the impact tossed one crew member on to the hood. sent tires flying on to the track. some pieces of space history are on display for the very first time. visitors to the kennedy space center in florida will see wreckage from the "challenger" and the "columbia" spaceflight.
they're part of a new permanent memorial. the exhibit also includes personal reminders of the 14 astronauts killed somebody nasa hopes will be a tribute to how they lived and not the way they died. "challenger" blew up 73 seconds after its launch in january 1986. the "columbia" accident happened on february 1st of 2003. it was destroyed during re-entry to the atmosphere, killing its seven crew members. malaysia's government confirmed overnight that part of a plane found last week did come from a boeing 777 aircraft same kind of plane as the missing malaysian airline flight 370 but the transportation minister did not want to speculate if it was indeed part of the missing jet. the wing is in france for examination by french u.s., malaysian and boeing
investigators. crews are searching more nearby shores. a robot attempting to travel cross country with the help of humans reached its end. to better understand how man and machine relate to each other. someone damaged the robot beyond repair in philadelphia after two weeks. it's on website, hitchbot posted this message to its fans, sometimes bad things ha to good robots. my trip must come to an end right now. my love for humans will never fade. thank you to all my friends. semper fi are always faithful faithful. a fellow marine traveled more than 3,000 miles on specialized bikes. their journey began on june 1st
in california and ended at the marine corps war memorial in arlington. congratulations and thank you for your service. >> you're watching nbc 10 news today at 6:00 a.m. it starts right now. nbc 10 news starts now. >> you'll need more than luck on your side to get your hands on papal passes. you have to enter a lottery and you have less than 24 hours to do it. we're going into day seven of our heat wave. the humidity is coming back. we'll get your first alert forecast hour by hour. at 6:00 a.m. it's 73 degrees outside. good morning. welcome back to nbc 10 news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> it's hard for me to believe that we're in august already. august 3rd.
let's get to meteorologist brittney shipp. >> temperatures will warm back into the low 90s. this is going to be day seven, another hot day for us. 65 degrees in pottstown. mild start in reading if you're waking up with us the poconos 66 degrees, 73 in philadelphia but your eight-hour planner shows by 7:00 a.m. we're at 76 degrees. take a welcome at 1:00 p.m. that's a warm lunch hour. quoin speeds out of the south, southwest at 11 miles an hour. that wind direction is always important. that's more moist air coming up from the south and southwest. that will lead to warmer temperatures and sticky conditions as we head through the rest of today. low 90s in allentown and right along the shore here close to 90 degrees even for wildwood.