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>> sky force 10 is heading to that breaking news. all southbound lanes of 95 are closed approaching the commodore bridge, there's an accident, we understand, as well as a car fire. so far we haven't heard of injuries just yet. we'll bring you the live picture as soon as we get it. also tonight, what we can tell you waiting for the rain to stop. historic flooding is still devastating parts of south carolina. right now a broken dam is forcing even more people from their homes. and back here at home, more coastal flooding at the jersey shore and delaware beaches. how neighbors are trying to stay above water and how much longer this flood threat will last. high tide hit just about an hour ago. this is a live look from our camera in cape may. people on the shore have been battling coastal flooding for the last four days. >> even when that flooding subsides, the problems don't go away. nbc 10 delaware bureau reporter tim furlong shows us how shore towns and the beaches are taking a beating.
>> low lying spots like this one in duey took a pounding over the weekend. if you were here on saturday you would have been about up to your knees in water, easily up to your knees in water. >> reporter: doris is still cleaning up the mess from the storm at her shop in bethany. >> very, very windy, very rainy, salt covered everything, sands everywhere. >> reporter: her shop is okay, her beach is far from okay. the gates to bethany beach are now closed in some spots. this path basically dropped off like a cliff into the ocean below, same deal over the inlet. >> three or four days, totally just gone. all gone. >> some streets are still closed at the delaware beaches, you'll still find ankle deep water in many spots. here you can see the water is pretty calm now, but also still very high and most of the homes along the bay, including the ones here are elevated. the ones that are not, they can still face some water problems, at least for the next couple days.
kurt came down knowing his ground level house might be under water. >> i thought for sure everything would be flooded out inside, we'd have to rip out the carpets. >> the water was about an inch from doing serious damage. today he even put in a web cam so during future storms he can check the damage before making the trip down here. he got lucky this time, but the most vulnerable spots -- >> the beaches took a beating for sure. >> delaware beaches need major repairs to get them back to normal and ready for the next storm that will eventually come as storms always eventually come. at the delaware beaches, tim furlong, nbc 10 news. let's turn to nbc 10 first alert chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> glenn, we saw much nicer weather inland today. will people at the shores see some relief? >> yeah, that may wait until tomorrow. we have to get the wind to change direction and that will be coming the next 24 hours. still a lot of clouds at the shores you can see in this live picture from cape may.
the wind not as strong as it was over the weekend and last week. we're still gusting to 20 to 30 miles an hour in some parts of the area, but it's not nearly as strong as it was. remember late last week we were seeing gusts well over 50 miles an hour, close to 60 miles an hour, and persistent. hour after hour, day after day, and that's what kept building up the water and the power of that water is incredible and can do a lot of damage, as you saw. northeast winds still hitting the delaware beaches more than the jersey shore, but as it turns into the northwest, then we're going to be seeing some significant improvement. so the concern this evening, just some minor tidal flooding in the back bays that comes a couple hours after the high tide at the ocean, so we're not quite done with that yet, but we're almost done. then the clouds will be moving out, too. we'll talk more about when we'll be seeing more rain with the
rest of the seven day in just a few minutes. >> all right, glenn, thank you very much. in south carolina, take a look at this. the governor says the rain is starting to back off, but the danger from this weekend's fast moving flooding isn't over. this is highway 17 in myrtle beach, which remains flooded. officials say more communities may need to be evacuated and more roads closed. drone video shows the devastation in the state capital of columbia. the 16.6 inches of rain that fell yesterday was the rainiest day in one single spot in the united states in more than 16 years. at least nine people have died in south carolina since the flooding began. state officials are asking people to stay in their homes if they can. nbc news has a live crew that was just forced to evacuate because of a dam failure. we hope to get an update from them later this hour. and you might have heard the governor of south carolina say they haven't seen rain like this in 1,000 years, but there is a reason that this is happening
right now. chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz has been looking into this. he'll explain it for us in our next half hour. meanwhile, an amtrak train due in our area tonight flew off the tracks in vermont this morning. train 55 derailed in central vermont. it was on its way to washington, d.c., with a stop planned at 30th street station. these are photos from the scene. seven people are hurt, one seriously. passengers were put on school buses to take them away from that scene. we're waiting to hear back from amtrak about when those passengers are expected to arrive at their destinations. a woman from our area is accused of injecting her teenaged daughter and another child with heroin. police say jessica lynn riffey of chester county injected the children at her home last month. riffey now is locked up on several charges, including endangering the welfare of children and corruption of minors.
investigators also tell us the teenagers snorted heroin that was supplied by riffey's boyfriend, his name is jamison burn. burn faces drug charges this afternoon. a wave of text messages, that's what led police to five men they say are involved in a drug trafficking operation in montgomery county. investigators say the men sent mass text messages to more than 60 potential buyers. the text messages told buyers where, when, and what type of heroin and cocaine could be purchased. the men set up in hotels. police confiscated 1,100 bags of heroin and cocaine, along with cash, guns, and cell phones. the threat seems to have passed at college campuses around philadelphia. the fbi issued an alert over the weekend warning there could be an act of violence at 2:00 this afternoon, but the deadline came and went without any problems. nbc 10's deanna durante spoke with students today. deanna, how are they holding up? >> students have been warned not
to miss classes, but at the same time they don't want to let those behind the threat win. >> i hope that it doesn't happen anywhere around here. >> reporter: workers, students, word of the threat. >> public safety advisory, alcohol, tobacco, and firearms notified universities and colleges in our region. >> reporter: three university of pennsylvania students and many in the area were warned by campus security. >> we get a lot of alerts like that, so originally not much, but looking into it, maybe concerning. >> reporter: they were not stopping their day for it. >> yeah, got an alert last night. i was really scared. you never know, someone playing or being serious, but stuff you can't take lightly. >> any time you give more attention to it than is warranted, you're giving them attention that they want. >> reporter: the threat made mention of last week's shooting in oregon with a deadline of 2:00. reported here.
the fbi says this isn't the first threat it has seen similar threats on social media nationwide. police tell me they are working with area schools and tell teachers and students if they see something, they need to report it. deanna durante, nbc 10 news. a vote will come down later this week on the pennsylvania budget after nearly four months at a standstill. governor wolf is warning republican lawmakers that steep cuts in education will happen if taxes don't go up. wolf spoke today saying the republican plan does not responsibly balance the budget. on wednesday the state house will vote on wolf's plan. >> just the way we've been doing it is not at all honest. we've got to stop it. that's what my intransigence has been about. not about ideology, it's about math. >> we reached out to the house appropriations chairman, his comment says in part, "as soon as governor wolf acknowledges that increasing taxes on middle class families is not always the answer, the budget standoff will
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we're going to go back to the breaking news we told you about at the top of the hour. take a look at this, sky force 10 is live over the southbound lanes of 95. it appears on the right side of your screen two lanes are getting by, this is approaching the commodore barry bridge, but on the left side you see the accident and the car fire that seems to be taken care of in one lane which is still closed and the traffic backup goes on. as you can imagine, 5:12 right you, rush hour, as people try to get over the bridge. we have not heard of injuries, but again, this is approaching
the commodore bridge southbound 95. we'll stay on top of the story for you. in the meantime, a woman who abducted a 5-year-old girl from a philadelphia school will spend 40 years in prison. >> christina regusters was caught on surveillance video leading the child out of the school in january 2013. nbc 10's doug shimell has more from inside the courtroom today. >> reporter: from the grainy school security camera video, to sentencing day, prosecutors have pushed for and got a 40 years to life sentence for christina regusters. >> the judge understood that this is the type of case where she gets out, she'll be a danger in the future. >> reporter: convicted of kidnapping a 5-year-old girl from her school in 2013 and sexually assaulting her, regusters turned to the victim and her mother in court and said she was sorry. >> she's not sorry for what she did because she's never admitted what she did and any apology she gave in the courtroom today was probably more in an attempt to
save herself. >> reporter: also in court was attorney tom kline, who filed a civil suit against the philadelphia school district on behalf of the victim's family. >> finally her admission of some culpability. she said to the judge right before she was sentenced that she does take responsibility for, quote, her part in this. >> christina regusters' defense attorney argued up until the end there were others responsible for the sexual assault. in center city, i'm doug shimell, nbc 10 news. dorm room attacks at a local university have a suspect under arrest. john cannon is accused of criminal sexual contact and harassment of rider university students. he is not a student at the school. investigators say cannon entered the unlocked doors of two dorm rooms. he touched the women who were sleeping there but ran away when they woke up. it's not clear how he got inside the building. rider university put out a statement saying it has increased public safety on campus and reminds the students to lock their doors.
a, quote, massive but successful undertaking. that's what u.s. security leaders are saying about the measures taken to protect several world leaders visiting the u.s. at the same time. that, of course, includes pope francis. the pope, the president of china, and more than 160 heads of state were all in the country at the same time within the past two weeks. secret service leaders say thousands of special agents were on assignment. they worked to protect these leaders and screened more than 1 million people. >> all these forces working together brought about safe and successful visits to the united states by the pope and other world leaders in a highly professional, precise, and well coordinated manner. >> security leaders say they'll continue to perform evaluations on the work that was done. and despite the praise the secret service is getting for the pope's visit, the agency now dealing with another scandal. a federal watch dog is reopening the probe into efforts by the
secret service to discredit a congressman who was investigating the agency. the director of the secret service is accused of changing his story about when he first began looking into the background of congressman jason chaffey. inappropriate access of information, private information, about that congressman as retaliation. returning now to decision 2016. hillary clinton today promised tougher gun purchase regulations if she's elected president. she vowed to end the so-called gun show loophole that allows thousands of gun sales every year with no background checks. nbc 10 national correspondent steve handelsman has the story from washington. >> reporter: hillary clinton says tougher gun laws could help cut america's death toll from firearms, 10,000 a year. >> we have got to keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have them.
>> reporter: she promises executive action to require background checks for all private sales. >> if 40% of guns are sold, gun shows, online sales, we need to close that loophole. >> reporter: she would push to allow lawsuits against gun manufacturers by victims, that congress banned in 2005. clinton's voice cracked praising moms like nicole hoffman, who pushed tougher gun laws since sandy hook, where nicole's son dylan died. >> and have tried to be the voices that we need to hear. >> reporter: the issue sets clinton apart from all republicans running and democrat bernie sanders, who has a mixed record on guns and leads in new hampshire, where clinton was today. >> hillary, if i can call you that. >> or you can call me val. >> reporter: clinton played val the bartender on "saturday night live." >> val, val, i wish you could be president. >> me, too!
>> reporter: now she's pushing tougher gun control as a female. clinton made sure to mention. >> who could be more of an outsider than a woman president? >> reporter: off the e-mail issue to gun violence and what she said she would do. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. carlie fiorina hit the campaign trail in new hampshire today. she began her day with a rotary club speech where she said a fiorina/clinton debate is what most voters would want to see. a poll found fiorina jumped to second place in new hampshire among republicans. she's polling second after donald trump. the house will decide who will replace john boehner as speaker later this month. today the congressman scheduled the house election for the post on october 29th. once the speaker is chosen, it will be up to them to set elections from majority leader on down. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with chief meteorologist
glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> there's a live look now from boathouse row in philadelphia after several days of cloudy and rainy weather, things have really taken a turn for the better. and we could look forward to some more sunny days ahead. yeah, we had some nasty cold, wet weather over the weekend, but at least joaquin stayed out in the ocean. imagine how things would have been if that had come in after all of this rain and flooding that we already had. we're calming down now. the seas are calming down, the winds are calming down. we're getting more sunshine, obviously, and we're going to be warming up, even from where we were today. we have some fair weather clouds out there now. there's no rain around. 68 degrees in the northeast at 10 miles an hour. 6 degrees warmer than this time yesterday and generally in the mid 60s across much of the area. just barely 60 in mt. pocono. and we're near 60 at the beaches, as well, and those
beaches need to see the winds shift. hasn't quite happened yet. it's kind of parallel to the jersey shore, but the delaware beaches still getting hit with the northeast wind. the ocean temperature 65 degrees. we still have the coastal flood advisory until 7:00 for southern portions of delaware and extreme south new jersey, generally in the back bays. we've already seen the last of the high, high tide. still some clouds around near the beaches, but nothing compared to what's going on to the south and to the east. there's joaquin out in the middle of the atlantic and there's that gigantic upper air storm that helped creepua eed c disaster in south carolina over the weekend and it continues. and the showers continue. it's nothing like the rain that fell over the weekend, but don't really get a chance to dry out when it's still raining. we have temperatures tonight
going down through the 50s and into the 40s. and that's going to be kind of cool for this time of the year, but with the sunshine tomorrow we start off bright and sunny, going to start warming up pretty quickly. well into the 60s by 11:00 a.m. and by 1:00 we're in the 70s, which is higher than we've been in a while. remember last week, early last week, it was 85. then it was barely 50 on saturday. there's joaquin way out in the atlantic. still a hurricane, still hanging in there. still over unusually warm water for this time of year. 85 mile an hour maximum winds, new advisory shows the winds moving to the north/northeast at 12 miles an hour. and the computer models take it all the way across the ocean as a tropical system and then it gets cooler waters as it's approaching the british isles.
that should be interesting. mostly clear and cool tonight, 49 for the low in philadelphia, 43 north and west. then during the day tomorrow, going to be seeing a lot of sunshine. significantly warmer than today, highs getting up towards the mid 70s. and the wind, the direction, that's the key. northwest. it's not coming off the ocean anymore. that was day after day after day of that. then on wednesday it's even warmer. still very light winds. thursday, light winds, not quite as warm, 71 degrees. some showers with a cold front on friday. another warm day. that sets us up for a cooler weekend, but it looks dry and on sunday looks like really good weather for the eagles game. >> hopefully it will help. glenn, thank you. a lot of people play the lottery, but instead of money you could be trying to win liquor. we'll explain next. plus, another devastating
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blocking several of the southbound lanes on i-95. this is happening near the commodore barry bridge. that back up continues, as you can imagine. we'll keep you posted on new developments. again, i-95 south closed to the commodore barry bridge because of a car fire. also tonight, nbc 10 and cape may county where it's clear beaches took a beating from the weekend weather. this is video from ocean city. we found several businesses here still covered by sand bags and boarded up in preparation for what rolled through, but officials think things could have been worse. >> we were fortunate enough not to have any breaches or flooding caused on the ocean side, so the beaches held up, the dunes, they did their job and they kept everything safe. >> ocean city officials say there's no immediate need to truck in emergency sand because a new beach replenishment project here is only a few weeks away. meantime, the state of carolina is reeling after this
weekend's torrential rain and record flooding. at least nine people have died and while the rain has calmed down, state officials say it is still a very dangerous situation. nbc's jay gray is live for us in the hard hit capital of columbia. >> i understand your crew had to evacuate because of a dam failure. glad to see you're doing okay. what's the latest on that? >> reporter: yeah, keith, jacqueline, what we know at this point is at least two dams have been breach eed here. there were reports of a couple others, conflicting points, still trying to find that out. basically what happened is first response teams moved into the neighborhood where we were earlier, started telling everyone to move to higher ground immediately because water had spilled through one of the dams and was moving towards that neighborhood. it's something that so many thousands have had to deal with across the carolinas over the last three to four days of solid rain, and this is what that rain is doing. this is what the flood waters are creating. dangers like this, you can see
the roadway here just ripped apart by flood waters, and tore everything in its path away moving down stream. the neighborhoods have been gutted, thousands of families left with nothing but what they could grab and take as they escaped the rising flood waters. it's a scenario that could continue to play out and there's a lot of concerns by response teams and officials here because the rain stopped, that's great news. the flood levels are going to continue to climb in the creeks and the rivers and the lakes surrounding this area. it's a tough battle that's going to continue for quite some time. >> that picture behind you so telling, jay. we are told crews have been moving hundreds of thousands of gallons of water to a hospital in downtown columbia. can you tell us why? >> reporter: yeah, jacqueline, the water system here has been violated. we have breaks in some of the major water lines. many in this area are without water and will be for quite some
time. they thought at one point they may have to evacuate several hospitals in the area. they brought firefighters in, worked through the night, pumping in tens of thousands of gallons of water. the hospitals that had some water to operate, they are continuing that process, they will sustain it for as long as they can. it's still a concern, though, and it will be, again, like so much here. through the end of the week, that's when mother nature should give them a real break here, when the water should start to recede and when they can begin in earnest clean up and recovery that officials say is going to take in some areas months and others more than a year. >> staggering numbers right there. jay gray live for us in columbia, south carolina. thank you. and south carolina's governor has called this the worst flooding in 1,000 years. >> but there's a reason behind this historic flooding. glenn "hurricane" schwartz joins us now to explain. glenn? >> yeah, people wonder is this the hurricane, is it a nor'easter, is it the warm ocean
temperatures, is it an extreme pattern in the jet stream? yes, yes, yes, and yes. it's a combination of factors to create this. first of all, here we are. there is joaquin out in the atlantic. there is the upper air mass, the upper air low, but it's up in canada as we've been talking about, gigantic blocking high of blocking area high pressure out in the atlantic and what that does is create this block that prevents anything from moving. it's not just the storm. if it was just a regular storm, it would move, it would get a day's worth of rain and it would move out and that would be the end of it. well, let's take a look at the surface map now. and we'll see once again,
there's joaquin, there's the nor'easter, but it's the big area of high pressure, watch the wind coming from the northeast. here's wind coming from the east. here's wind around joaquin. coming from the southeast. and this all leads, see this green area? that's what's known as an atmospheric river, so with everything blocked, it forces all the moisture in the same area. and then it doesn't move. left to right, north or south. take a look at more of those pictures from south carolina. and you can see, we're talking about some places 20 to 30 inches of rain over a period of a few days, and that's what can happen. it could happen anywhere if the conditions are right and the predictions were amazingly accurate about this, too. >> and it makes people wonder how much longer things like this
could continue, when could we be stuck in the pattern and be out of it. >> yeah, it's going to take another couple of days for this thing to ease up and start to move out, but there are certain similarities with the sandy pattern. it was a big blocking high up to the north that was a major, major feature in this. we can't just look at the storm. we have to look at the high pressure air. >> days for it to recede, but months to clean that mess up. >> yeah. there are some places that will never recover from that. >> unbelievable. glenn, thank you. police in coastville, chester county are investigating the city's first homicide in three years. juan jimenez was found shot to death. also tonight we have new details from the courtroom where a contractor is facing charges in the deadly market street
collapse in philadelphia. nbc 10's lauren mayk was in the courtroom today, she joins us now with an update. lauren? >> that contractor, griffin campbell, is facing third-degree murder charges. he was in the courtroom today and the judge scolded him for making faces during the testimony for an architect. that architect was on the stand for hours today. he was cross examined by the defense attorney showing photos of the job site on the days leading up to that deadly collapse. the attorney questioned him about why he wasn't concerned about safety earlier with heavy equipment being used in the demolition, but he said it wasn't until he saw the condition of a wall the day before the collapse that he was alarmed. the collapse on june 5th killed four customers and two employees at the salvation army store. the architect described that day as horrible, saying it was mayhem. the architect is testifying under immunity, a fact the
defense attorney made sure jurors heard today. if campbell is convicted, he could face life in prison. keith, back to you. >> lauren mayk reporting for us. this deadly collapse not only led to criminal charges, but also much tougher scrutiny in the licenses and inspections in the city. a special committee appointed by the city recommended more than 70 reforms that needed to be made. they included more training for l & i employees, creating a permit system specifically for demolitions, and giving the fire department more power over demolition sites. a volunteer firefighter facing charges for attacking a young girl. we'll have the details next on nbc 10 news at 5:00. for life...
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this is nbc 10 news. >> in bucks county, a former volunteer firefighter is accused of attacking and attempting to kidnap a young girl. police were called to a home in bensalem just before 10:00 last night. the victim, a juvenile who told police a masked man hit her and then started choking her. she identified the man as 21-year-old shane mcmichael, who volunteered with the cornwell fire company. when the victim said his name, she said he ran away. police found black clothes and a rifle in mcmichael's car. he's being held on $2 million bail. a north jersey priest is
free on bail tonight after allegedly pointing a civil war musket at an 8-year-old boy over an apparent sports rivalry. reverend kevin carter is an avid new york giants fan. prosecutors say he was apparently unhappy because the child wore a dallas cowboys jersey to the church a few weeks ago when the two teams played. carter is accused of calling the boy into the church directory, asking him to stand against the wall, and pointing the musket at him. a man who witnessed the incident said both the priest and the boy were laughing about it. carter plans to plead not guilty. remember this video here? well, now two men are in custody tonight accused of stealing that refrigerator from a philadelphia home. it was all caught on tape. you're watching it now. police say the two men are 29-year-old steven finato and 43-year-old angelou lapalamento. the two are charged with stealing the fridge from a home on south fourth street last
month. police say they found, rather, that stolen refrigerator inside fonnotto's home. both men are charged with burglary. camden county is now home to new jersey's fourth medical marijuana dispensary. compassionate sciences incorporate rated opened in bellmawr today. the state's three other dispensaries are located in montclair, woodbridge, and egg harbor township. medical marijuana is still illegal in the state of pennsylvania. jacqueline, do we have to talk about this now? >> no. i guess we do. >> if you think fans are frustrated with the eagles' 1-3 record, so are the players. >> and one of them could not hold back his feelings. john clark joins us live from comcast sportsnet with the story. who are we talking about? ? >> at lot of the players, demarco murray said he's not getting the ball enough, and members of the offensive line
not happy with their play. the birds were shut out in the first half yesterday, so in four games, the offense has been shut out in three halves so far this season. they couldn't protect sam bradford in the first half and the running game has been an issue. chip kelly let go of mathis and harriman on the offensive line and their depth has been tested with injury. center jason kelsey sounds angry. >> defense plays good enough. offense struggles with the ball and we don't do our job. that's been the thing from the [ bleep ] beginning of the season. that's been exactly what stalled out our offense all the way through the first four games. and right now we don't run the ball when we need to, we don't pass when we need to, and it's a disgrace right now. >> there's not a bunch of o-linemen on the street. everybody's on their different teams at this point in time. you hope j.t.'s healthy this week, if not, we have to go with
what we got. >> we're going to hear from demarco murray, who says he's not getting the ball enough, and chip's reaction to that coming up at 6:20. a lot of frustration. i'm john clark, back to you. >> the o-line needs help. thank you very much. maybe the eagles will have better luck on their home field. this is a live look inside the link from our exclusive eagles nest camera. the birds take on the saints here on sunday, the saints who beat the cowboys in o.t. last night. count on nbc 10 for exclusive pregame and post game coverage. >> don't forget to vote for the high school football game of the week. here's a look at the early voting. to cast your vote go to nbc10.com. you can also vote by calling or texting 610-624-4111. voting closes thursday, then we'll announce the winner thursday night on nbc 10 news at 11:00. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz.
>> and we have many of those games played in the mud as we had a couple of really big wet storm systems over the last week. things are calming down now. winds calming down. oceans starting to calm down. it will be doing more of that tomorrow. and more sunshine today, even more coming up in the next few days. we're going to also be warming up. going to be closer to 80 degrees, then 70 in the next couple of days. a lot of sunshine out there today, few fair weather clouds, that's about it. 68 degrees, winds northeast at 10. 6 degrees warmer than we were at this time yesterday. french manor in the pocono mountains, absolutely clear sky. we have some nice color developing out there. we're not quite at the peak color in the poconos, but we're getting there. and it's a little bit delayed this year. 68 degrees in philadelphia. 66 in northeast philly. 63 at ken net square.
you can see how uniform the temperatures are across much of the region, although it's near 60 in the poconos, beach haven, the wind continues to be out of the northeast. that's why we still have this coastal flood advisory. how many high tides in a row have we had a problem? this expires at 7:00. mostly the back bays where we've seen the high tide on the oceans and maybe we can stop having to focus here over the rest of this week, because it's really been awful at the shore. as nasty as it's been inland, it's amazing how bad it's been at the shore. clouds there today in the rest of our area. but at least the hurricane stayed way out to sea. there it is out in the atlantic. joaquin still looking like it's got a nice eye there. there's the upper air storm off the southeast coast. it's taking forever to move
offshore. still bands of rain coming in to south carolina. nothing like over the weekend, but that's a nasty looking band setting up. that looks like it's about to come inland as we go through the night tonight. we'll check on that at 11:00, see if anything changes with that. as far as our weather is concerned, we drop to the 40s overnight tonight with clear skies and a light wind and low humidity. then tomorrow we kick up the sunshine and the temperature just shoots up as we go through the day tomorrow. into the 70s, so it's going to feel very comfortable for a lot of folks. there is joaquin right out in the central atlantic. bermuda down there, still has 85 mile an hour winds. still has a well defined eye. as far north as it is, the ocean out there is unusually warm. that was part of the problem with joaquin and part of the problem with the rains in south carolina, too. warm ocean water leads to more e
evaporati evaporation, which leads to more moisture and rain. looks like it's headed towards the british isles in general. 49 for the low in philadelphia tonight. 43 north and west. during the day tomorrow, lot of sunshine, it's going to be warmer, going to be just a beautiful day. highs in the low to mid 70s. seven-day forecast, even warmer on wednesday. then we cool down for a day, but we got a lot of sunshine. then friday, that's the one day where we could see some showers. front comes through, we're not talking about steady rains here, then we dry out over the weekend, looks like good football weather. >> all right, glenn. this just in to nbc 10, a major recall and apology from general mills tonight. some of its cheerios and honey nut cheerios labeled gluten free could contain wheat. general mills says it's an isolated incident. better used by dates of july 12th through the july 25th of 2016, as well as cheerios boxes with use by dates of july 14th
life boat, but the coast guard hasn't given up hope of finding more survivors. >> reporter: search for survivors continues. spurred by the weekend discovery of a life ring and empty life boat from the el faro, the coast guard has not given up hope of finding survivors among the cargo ship's 33 crew members. >> these are trained mariners. they know how to proper lly abandon ship. >> reporter: authorities did confirm finding one victim sunday floating in one of the ship's survival suits. the remains were not identifiable and were not recovered. >> when we have reports of life rafts, we need to get out there, quickly identify and see if there are signs of life. >> reporter: search planes and ships are focused on two debris fields. one near the bahamas where the el faro is thought to have gone down thursday. another smaller debris area is 60 miles to the north. >> we're not going to discount somebody's will to survive and that's why we're still searching
today. the mother of the el faro's second mate tries to stay optimistic. >> she always said to me, if anything happens to me, it's okay, i died doing what i want to do. >> reporter: but as long as the search continues, so does hope. mark barger, nbc news. coming up next on nbc 10 news at 6:00, severe damage to the jersey coastline. tonight a look at the beach erosion left behind and the problems that remain. glenn? >> we had another breezy afternoon here, temperatures are going to warm up, though. my first alert forecast is next. plus, new at 6:00, a doctor from south jersey found dead in manhattan. tonight, new details on what police believe happened. that's next on nbc 10 news at 6:00.
nbc 10 breaking news. >> we have sky force 10 over this breaking news. a 3-year-old boy hit by a car. this is in the logan section of philadelphia. this happened a short time ago on wagner avenue. the child we're told has been rushed to the hospital. we don't have information yet on that 3-year-old's condition. we'll work to get that information, but here's what we do know, the driver stayed on the scene. also right now at 6:00, beaches wiped out. mother nature's wrath washed away sand and left streets under way. tonight a look at how last
week's storms also wiped out profits for business owners. good evening everyone, i'm jim rosenfield. nbc 10's cydney long is joining us live from cape may county tonight. sydney? >> reporter: i can tell you the long walk to the beach over the summer, it's no longer here. about 12 to 15 steps in between the surf and the boardwalk, and emergency managers tell me the winds and surf and you can see it out here, still too aggressive for them to measure the volume of damage in cubic yards, but take a look, you can see the bite mother nature took out of the beaches. in some spots, erosion about three feet, in this area it's about seven feet. this cliff on the beach all happening on a weekend when businesses were boarded up, as well. >> not as bad as sandy, but it was getting close. >> reporter: cathy has felt trapped and stranded inside by mother nature for the past three days, finally fletcher is getting to stretch his legs outdoors. >> it wasn't