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hayrides, and more. well, it is time to fall back. you can enjoy an extra hour of sleep tonight thanks to daylight savings time. it happens at 2:00 a.m. sunday, so you may want to set your clock back before you go to sleep tonight. experts say it's also a good time to put a new battery into your smoke alarm. one of my favorite times, gaining an extra hour of sleep. now, a closer look at our headlines, we have a lot going on, lots of activity, as you can see, from the lake, the parking lot is full. i'll have your chilly temple game forecast. we are tracking a few a.m. showers tomorrow morning, and then we'll see more mild conditions. and then another chance of rain as we head back to work on monday, but right now for cape may, we're at 54 degrees, our humidity is at 62%. winds out of the south, it's chilly if you're taking your kids out right now for trick or treating, but a close look at the rest of the region, 54 in
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atlantic city, 52 in wildwood. 57 in philadelphia. 51 currently in pottstown. in the low 50s in allentown. mid-40s in the poconos. and one thing i wanted to point out is our wind direction, as we go into the rest of tonight, heading into tomorrow, you'll notice the direction is out of the south and the southwest. so we're going to see warmer air moving in. that's going to lead to warmer temperatures tomorrow. it's also going to be breezy, a little gusty as we get into tomorrow afternoon with wind gusts up to about 30 miles per hour. as far as tonight is concerned, satellite radar shot shows we have a few clouds here, but we will stay dry. dry for all the trick-or-treaters and any of your halloween festivities going into the rest of tonight. tomorrow, you can see this weather disturbance moving into the great lakes. for sunday, this is what's going to give us a stray morning shower. and by monday, we're going to track this system, which could give us a little bit of afternoon rain as we head into monday. so we'll break down the first system. you can see that tail end is really just going to bring us light showers, for parts of the poconos, parts of delaware tomorrow, right around 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. by 10:00 a.m., we'll see mostly
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cloudy skies and everything starts to clear out nicely for the rest of our sunday. we will see mild conditions. now, as we head into monday, you'll notice a system takes a little while longer to get to us, and it's mainly going to say to the south of philadelphia, throughout monday afternoon. right around 11:00 p.m., that's when we'll see some of the heaviest rainfall affecting cape may. once that moves through, we'll start to see some clearing, as we push right into tuesday. so, as far as tonight's concerned, we're going to stay nice and dry or temperatures in your 6:00 hour, at 7:00 by 8:00 p.m. 53 degrees, by 10:00 p.m., we're in the low 50s. if you plan on heading out for the temple game as we take on notre dame, those temperatures by tonight at 8:00 p.m., when the game starts, 53 degrees. by 11:00 p.m., 51 degrees. it is going to be a chilly night ahead for us. hour highs around the region tomorrow will make up for it. we'll push into the 70s for philadelphia. so it's going to be a beautiful day on sunday. as far as tonight, mostly cloudy, temperatures at 48 degrees. and philadelphia dropping down to 42 for our suburbs to the north and west. partly sunny tomorrow, but
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warmer, our temperatures will range between 66 and 70. our average for this time of year is closer to the low 60s. don't forget, you gain an extra hour of sleep as we head into monday, we track that rain to the south. and then warmer temperatures for most of next week. >> brittany, thank you. i'm john clark like at the linc and this is surreal. the biggest night in the history of the temple football program. take a look behind me. the owls and the notre dame fighting irish are on the field, getting ready for their game tonight. we'll hear from the owls and a couple of local guys on notre dame's squad, that's coming up next.
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time to check in with kristen welker for a look at what's coming up on "nbc nightly news." great to see you, kristen. >> great to see you, denise. coming up tonight, a russian
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plane carrying 224 people suddenly crashes in egypt. families are desperate for answer. we're live in cairo with the very latest. plus, at least five dead in texas tonight. millions of americans are under flash flood watches, as the storm moves east. also, meet the baby giving the pope a run for his money on this halloween, when we see you in just a few minutes for "nbc nightly news." for now, back to you to the east and happy halloween. >> happy halloween, kristen. see you in a bit. thank you. >> announcer: this is the xfinity sports desk, your home for the most live sports. >> hey, i'm john clark live from lincoln financial field and what an amazing night here. in 121 years of temple football, this is probably the biggest night in the history of the program. this is the very first time the owls have been ranked and they're facing an opponent who is ranked. notre dame, they've done this 211 times. that is how amazing tonight is. take a look, here are the owls
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arriving at the linc within the last hour and a half. it's the first time this country that they have been ranked in 36 years. and they are looking at their first win over a top ten team for the first time since 1945. this could be an historic night. it is an incredible night for these kids and this program. all the hype and all the attention. how are they handling all of this? >> i think we love -- we love having that chip on our shoulder, it makes us play even harder. to know what we've done, no one is ever really going to be -- no one's ever going to be satisfied, with anything. we could go 12-0, and it's still going to be, you know, they could have done this or that. >> reporter: notre dame has a stud receiver, one of the best in the country named will fuller. went to roman catholic right here in philly. says it's his dream to come back and play in his hometown, and he
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says when he was growing up here, it was an eagles town. here's matt rule on facing will fuller. >> i don't know if anybody can slow down will fuller. you have to go out and compete and try to make plays on the ball. when we first played the ufc game, it's a 75-yard touchdown for him on the post. he literally looks like a video game, how fast he looks. he's a great player, but we'll have to do the best we can. >> as i said, will fuller, one of the top receivers in the country. boy, he really was knocked down catholic here. as i said, it was his dream to he's related to matt ryan, and they are both getting at of support tonight. >> i know it's north of 100, close to probably 200, to be honest with you. but it's going to be a lot of people and they're going to be having a lot of fun.
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>> my mom tells me like over 100 people. just family and friends, people who watched me growing up. i don't think i know all of them, but people who know of me and you know, just knew me growing up. >> reporter: and temple's win over penn state to start the season, it's looking at better now. the only other team the nittany lions have lost to, ohio state. today, penn state facing illinois, take a look at this. james franklin has somebody dressing up as him for halloween, and he's going to give this guy a treat. let's show you the treat. first quarter, christian hackenberg throws it up for gino lewis. he's going to reel it in, 12-0 nittany5fç lyons on two hackenb touchdown passes. and then here's the treat. you had the trick and then the treat. scott, nick scott throws it back to christian hackenberg. they practiced that all week. penn state rolls, 39-0. here's christian hackenberg on his first career touchdown reception. >> we had practiced it at practice, but through the air, i
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didn't think i was going to be that nervous. my stomach kind of dropped for a second, but i ended up catching and it was what it was. but it was pretty cool. >> all right. take a look at all the temple owl fans. they've had 30 buses coming here to get the students here. they're hoping it is a happy owloween. this is an incredible night in the history of temple in our city. >> back to you, denise. >> i think they'll be a little hoarse tomorrow. thanks, john. it may be called the day of the dead, but participants say the fourth annual celebration was held today. everyone was invited to bring a photo and memento to place at a communal altar to remember a lost loved one. it included mask making, face painting, food, and much more. and we have a celebration of the weather, because -- >> we do. >> great trick or treating
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weather. >> it's really nice out, it's going to stay dry, the wind speeds respect too bad, but it is going to be on the chilly side, so you definitely need a jacket. you'll have to cover up a little bit of the costume, probably. our temperatures tomorrow, however, will rebound nicely. so we'll be above average. our average for this time of year in the low 60s. as we get into tomorrow, 70 will be the high. don't forget, we gain an extra hour of sleep tonight. our clocks fall back an hour. so, sunset tomorrow will be very early, just before 5:00 p.m. the sun's going to start to set. and we have a mild week on tap for us. i am tracking a chance of rain as we get into monday. so, as you're coming back from home on monday, that's when we'll see our best chance of rain. >> all right. thanks, brittany. that's nbc 10 news for now. we'll see you back here at 11:00. "nightly news" is next.
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from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" reporting tonight, kristen welker. we begin tonight with yet another tragedy in the skies. this time, a russian plane crashed in egypt claiming the lives of all 224 people on board. most of the passengers were russians. 25 were children. they had just departed the red sea resort of sharm el sheikh when the plane went down 23 minutes after takeoff. russian president, vladimir putin has declared tomorrow a day of mourning as they comb through the wreckage and look for
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answers. bill neely starts us off from cairo. >> reporter: in a barren desert, the mangled remains of a plane carrying 224 people, their clothes scattered, their cell phones ringing in the debris. no one survived to answer. many passengers were found still strapped to their seats. 25 were children. this was a metro jet plane, an a-321. it took off at 5:21 from sharm el sheikh bound for st. petersburg, russia. it dropped suddenly at 31,000 feet and slowed dramatically before disappearing from radar and crashing. communication has been lost, he says, but russian officials have no idea why. the airline quickly insisted human error was not to blame. >> translator: our pie lol w pilot was very
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experienced she says. we don't know what caused the crash. >> reporter: at st. petersburg airport, terrible scenes as relatives learned everybody was dead. >> i got a call on the way to the airport. >> my son called us before he left with is had wife and ten-month-old daughter. ready to board, juri and his three--month-old daughter photographed by her mom, all perished. egyptian officials hinted that they believe a technical failure caused the crash. the crew complaining of engine trouble several times in the past week. the pilot in the final minutes reportedly requesting an emergency landing. the plane crashed in the sinai desert where islamists have fought an insurgency for years. russian and egyptian ministers dismissed claims that the plane had been shot down saying militant lacked the missiles to do it. tonight, russia is in shock and in mourning.
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a national tragedy is still a mystery this country will not forget. a mystery that may soon be in disbelief. both the plane's black box recorders have been recovered and russian investigators have arrived here in cairo tonight. one shock wave from all of this. some airlines are reviewing their flight paths, two european carrie carriers citing security saying they won't fly over this area until the exact cause has been determined. thank you for the latest. we want to turn to captain john cox, who spent 30 years in safety and crash investigations and is an aviation analyst. thank you, captain cox. you have flown this exact model plane before. we know they have found the black boxes as bill neely just reported. based on your knowledge, what do you think investigators will learn from the black boxes? >> i spent 350 flying
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the a-320 family, including the a-321. it is a very reliable plane. it has an outstanding record. the investigators are going to look at everything. at this point, they are going to look at tech any c technical issues and the potential for human error. the good news is, we have recovered the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder. those are going to be essential in understanding what happened and what caused this tragedy. >> we know they will be significant. we have also learned the plane slowed down dramatically before the crash. what does that tell you along with the images you have seen of the wreckage so far? >> well, the pilots reached cruising altitude and then advised air traffic control of a technical problem and they wanted to divert. there is some conflict about whether they wanted to go back to sharm el sheikh or cairo.
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they wanted to put the airplane back on the ground. they started a pretty rapid descent. it is within the normal flight envelope but it is rapid. if the radar data is correct, the airplane slowed dramatically. that's something the investigators are going to look at very, very closely. if the airplane got too slow, it could have stalled. this airplane has protection around it. but if that's possible and the images that we have seen from the wreckage site, they also show that the airplane appears to be all there. it is consistent with a low impact velocity. so i think this is one of the areas of focus. >> captain john cox, thank you so much for your insights this evening. we really appreciate it. we want to bring you an update on a story we brought you earlier this week. that military blimp that drifted more than 100 miles on wednesday from maryland to
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thanks for watching and have a great night and a great halloween. welcome to "eagles game plan." a tough way to go into the bye week, the eagles are 3-4, in third place in the nfc east. tonight we break down what went right and what went wrong in carolina. head coach chip kelly will stop by for some film work. we will wrap it up by asking the all-important question, what can
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this team do to improve for the second half of the season? we have the answers for you hopefully. don't go anywhere. "eagles game plan" starts right now. ♪ >> welcome to "eagles game plan" presented by verizon wireless. i'm john clark with mike quick and ike reese. we don't have a bye week, right? we are still here. we are dissecting that panthers loss but there were some good things. the running game still got going and right now, ryan matthews leads the nfl with 6.1 yards per attempt. pretty impressive. what did you like from him in that game? >> first of all, outstanding game, limited touches, six carries, over 90 yards. several explosive plays. w


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