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coun county. at least 15 cars burned before it spread to a nearby building. neighbors in new jersey are now voicing their opinion on the future of atlantic city. see what they think about the proposed government control of the city's finances. take a look at i-95 near the girard point bridge. we got a taste of spring yesterday with the temperatures in the 70s. i tell you what, it is going to be even warmer today. good morning and almost to "nbc 10 news today." i'm lauren mayk. >> i'm vai sikahema. let's bring in meteorologist sheena parveen. before you start your forecast, lauren and i want to hear you say 78. >> 78. >> there we go. >> ah! >> how does near 80 degrees tomorrow sound? that's in the forecast, too. we have record warmth moving in. it's all because of wind direction. we have this warm air mass moving in from the south. this will stay the case as we go from today into tomorrow. record highs expected today. record highs expected tomorrow. it's beginning to feel a lot more like spring, maybe even
summer to some of you through tomorrow afternoon, just because we're not used to these type of temperatures. we're mostly in the 40s, 48 in philadelphia, 44 northeast philly, 37 in allentown. these numbers are going to quickly be rising once the sun comes up, 43 wilmington, 52 in dover. as we go through the day, we expect record-breaking temperatures. take a look as with go through the later morning hours. 66 degrees by 10:00. by noon for lunch, 71 degrees already. perfect day to sit outside. we'll see plenty of sunshine in the forecast and by 2:00 p.m., already at 74 degrees. so today a little bit warmer than yesterday. tomorrow, warmer than today. nice warm streak for us. we'll take a look at how warm it will be through the next couple of days and our next chance for rain. that's coming up. let's get a check of the roadways. good morning, jessica. if you're heading out the door on 295, you're good to go,
hamilton township, saloloan ave. if you are headed towards the trenton area or have to get to the new jersey transit train station, you'll be just fine. watch out for construction, though, in new jersey on route 70 westbound between spring dale road and westgate drive. that's scheduled march 13th until 6:00 in the morning. we'll keep you updated there. to 95, though, updates with that construction. we did have down to one lane in between cottman avenue and girard avenue and now we are just seeing these off ramps close, 95 southbound at aramingo and 95 northbound around girard. you can see southbound from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway, a 13-minute trip with speeds into the 60s. i'll be back in the next ten minutes to take another look at your morning drive. lauren? >> thanks, jessica. take a look at this video out of delaware county. at least 15 cars caught fire at a business plaza in colwyn. you can see neighbors are
covering their faces because of the smell out there. nbc 10's katy zachry is live on the scene in colwyn this morning. katy, i know you've been getting new information all morning. what can you tell us? >> lauren, in just the last few minutes the scene here has changed. within i first got on scene, firefighters told me the fire was out. but i can't tell you that in the last 15 minutes or so we saw a large plume of smoke rising from the back of the building. it looked like some hot spots had re-emerged. the smoke is no longer and there were trucks in the back of the building pouring water on the lingering hot spots. here's video of the fire from skyforce 10. this colwyn car and building fire started around 11:00 last night. when i arrived here a few hours later, one of the fire chiefs told me they had just put it out. it took them several hours to get this under control. it began in the ellis business plaza, an auto body facility along ellis and 15th street.
at least 15 cars caught on fire here. it quickly spread to the nearby warehouse. people living just a block from here were forced to cover their faces. the smell was so overwhelming. there were other tense moments as well. >> when our firefighters arrived on scene, there were numerous explosions and the ground was shaking when we got here. >> reporter: we learned this morning that hazmat crews were called to the scene by firefighters because when they got here, the fumes for them, too, were so overwhelming. the hazmat crew deemed this area safe. reporting live in colwyn borough, nbc 10 news. a father, friend and new jersey state trooper. many people across our region are mourning the loss of trooper sean cullen killed in the line of duty. he was responding to the scene of an accident on i-295 in west deptford monday night within he was hit by a passing car. paramedics air lifted cullen to
cooper medical center. he died from head injuries. trooper cullen was 31 years ole. he was a two-year member of the force. his former comrade said they're shaken by the loss of their friend. >> the biggest thing about him was not only was he funny and outgoing and personable, he truly worked hard and knew what his goals were. >> it's hard because -- the guy had a family. >> trooper cullen leaves behind his fiance, a baby boy and another child on the way. state police say the driver who hit cullen stopped immediately and cooperated with investigators. no charges have been filed. and reaction continues to come in following trooper cullen's death. >> new jersey's governor is offering his condolences. governor chris christie issued a statement that reads, quote, every day the men and women of the new jersey state police put their lives on the line to protect our citizens. the sudden and tragic loss of new jersey state trooper sean cullen reminds us how fragile
life truly is and the dangers police officers face daily on the job. sean cullen is the third new jersey state trooper to be killed in a crash within the last year. trooper eli mccarson died while responding to a call in december. and trooper anthony raspa died when his patrol car hit a dear in muonmouth last may. according to the latest rutgers/eag rutgers/eagleton survey, 51% of atlantic city residents say the city should take care of its own business. the state budget and appropriations committee will consider the atlantic city takeover bill and financial rescue package. and decision 2016. bernie sanders scores an upset victory. >> hillary clinton and donald trump won contests to stay on
course as the presidential front-runners in both of their parties. nbc 10's matt delucia is here to break it all down for us. >> last night bernie sanders said the states where he has the strongest potential still have yet to vote. take a look at the map here. first the republican contest we'll talk about. donald trump won primaries in michigan and mississippi and the gop caucus in hawaii. ted cruz came out on top in the idaho primary. now for the democrats, front-runner hillary clinton won the mississippi primary and the most delegates overall. but bernie sanders scored an upset in michigan. the vermont senator moved on to florida to celebrate his winning numbers in michigan. sanders overcame a double digit deficit in the polls to win last night. as for hillary clinton, she closed ranks with sanders after her winning night in mississippi. >> i'm proud of the campaign that senator sanders and i are running. we have our differences which you can see when we debate but,
i'll tell you what, those differences pale in comparison to what's happening on the republican side. >> and some analysts believe clinton fell short in michigan after sanders attacked her on trade policy. back to the gop, last night front-runner donald trump said the record turnout in the republican primaries is the single biggest story in politics, adding that his latest victories should encourage the gop establishment to unite behind him. >> i hope the republicans will embrace it, we have -- don't forget we have democrats coming over. very importantly. we have independents coming over. and they haven't done that ever, probably ever. and with all of these people coming over, we'll have something very, very special. >> and trump was in florida last night. you see there, a week ahead of that state's primaries. here's how the delegate count stands for the democrats. hillary clinton still leads bernie sanders by two-to-one after last night's split result. in the republican race, donald
trump expanded his lead on ted cruz to more than 100 delegates. marco rubio and john kasich trail the field. if you have the nbc 10 app, you were the first to know about the election results as they came in. download the nbc 10 app to make sure you are getting up-to-date information throughout the presidential race. big primaries including those in the winner take all states of florida and ohio. matt delucia, nbc 10 news. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist sheena parveen. >> well, it is a nice mild start to the morning once again. yesterday morning if you did not need a jacket or a light jacket, same deal this morning. right now in philadelphia, 48 degrees. washington township 46. wilmington, 43. if you're waking up in trenton right now, 43 degrees. lehigh valley, we do have some 30s on the map. 37 in allentown, 36 in quakertown. 39 in doylestown.
otherwise, mostly low 40s for reading and pottstown, coming in at 42 degrees. even in the poconos, temperatures are in the low 40s. very mild this morning. ac airport, 350 degrees. dover coming in at 52. 51 in newark. 37 in millville. take a look at what we expect today. record high temperatures today, even as we go into tomorrow. the forecast for today, upper 70s philadelphia. the record high 73. coatesville, wilmington, allentown, hamburg, millville, all these areas we expect record highs in the mid to upper 70s. it is going to be a very warm day today. get out and enjoy it because it is going to come with a lot of sunshine. to feeling a lot more like spring. maybe to some it will feel like summer, too. for 8:00 this morning, that's when you head outside. sunny skies, temperature around 61 agrees. a mile start to the day. by 2:00 this afternoon, already 77 degrees. record warmth in place. sunshine still and for tonight, if you have those dinner plans, temperatures in the low 70s by 7:00 p.m. it's going to be a warm evening
tonight. it's going to carry over into another mild start tomorrow. and through tomorrow afternoon, another record-setting day. we have a lot of warm air in place. but then once that leaves, we have rain chances moving in just in time for your weekend. i'll show you that forecast. we have a bit of a temperature drop with it, too. that's all coming up. thanks, sheena. 5:41 this morning. i cannot believe those temperatures. pretty amazing. >> i like believing it, though. i do like it. i can't wait. it was nice yesterday as well. let's check out 422 and see if it looks nice out there. from what i can see it looks nice. >> i thought you were going to say, speaking of nice, let's go to jessica boyington. >> oh! >> burn. no problems in either direction, great drive time eastbound from 29 to the schuylkill expressway, eight-minute trip. average speeds up into the 60s. every time they tornado a camera
on i try to see if they're looking for something. route 202, no problems here as well. it's still early to start seeing those big backups. we have that until about the 6:15 mark or so to start to see that. northbound or southbound from route 30 to the schuylkill expressway, a ten-minute, 11-minute trip at the most right now. if you're out the door in new jersey on 295, right around sloan avenue in hamilton township, no problems there. watch for the construction on route 70 westbound between spring dale road and west gate drive. >> 48 degrees in philadelphiaed in the suburbs, 5:42. a close call for a bucks county police officer. while he was on the job. we'll explain what happened and how it wasn't his first encounter with danger. plus, a question we've all asked before. what would you do if you found thousands of dollars just sitting there? we'll tell you how it happened to a delaware county man and what he decided to do.
blaming a marketing tool for worries over the drinking water in his township. hundreds of flyers labeled professional water services recently showed up on door steps in ben sail elle. these pamphlets urge home owners to leave out water samples for testing ut about the fine print says the company is not associated with the water company or health department. the company sells water pu purification equipment. >> seniors looking at that, they kind of get scared. >> i think it's very misleading because, again, upon first look it doesn't look like it's any one company. it looks like it's being done on behalf of the water company. >> we reached out to professional water services for a comment and we're still waiting to hear back. this morning, we're learning more about a bucks county police officer who survived an electric shock on top of a septa train. turns out this was not the officer's first close call with dampger while on the job.
morristown police corporal michael pitcher was trying to catch a suspect during a heroin sting. that man threw a package of heroin on top of a train and then ran off. corporal pitcher suffered an electric shock while getting that package. he's expected to be okay and cowl be released from the hospital today. just last year, pitcher was hurt on the job when a car thief backed into him. this morning from 7:00 to 9:00, septa will do another safety blitz to remind you not to cut across train tracks. officers will be at the fern rock transportation center to hand out flyers and to talk to commuters. this morning we're hearing from a dad who made the play of the game during a spring training matchup with his son. this happened after a bat flew into the stands. he blocked it from hitting the 8-year-old and cameras captured that save. take a look. this happened during a game between the pirates and the braves in florida over the weekend. the pittsburgh tribune review
released the frame-by-frame pictures that shows how close landon cunningham came to disaster pep was looking at his phone, a lot of kids are, he was about to send pictures to his mom. landon's dad said it was instinct and reflexes. >> i describe it as dad mode. >> i asked my dad, is this what usually happens at a baseball game? >> landon got to keep that bat and souvenir which could also serve as a birthday present. he turns 9 next week. happy birthday. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist sheena parveen. >> well, it's going to be a mild again this morning within you walk outside. if you liked yesterday morning and needed a light coat. you'll want it again today. this afternoon you won't. we'll be in the mid to upper 70s tomorrow, 80 degree temperatures could be in our forecast. so it's getting warmer and yes,
these are record high temperatures. so today we expect record highs. tomorrow we expect record highs. it is not going to be feeling like winter. technically it still is. then we go into the weekend and we have the rain chances returning into the forecast. now, temperatures currently are in the 40s. 48 degrees in philadelphia. 42 pottstown. 43 in west chester. much of south jersey and delaware in the mid-40s. low 50s on the map. 52 in dover, 50 degrees right now in atlantic city. and through the afternoon, temperatures are going to jump up very quickly. yesterday we got to 75 degrees and today we expect to be a few degrees warmer. 78 today. that would be a record high. thursday it's 80 degrees possibly. that would be a record high. friday, we drop down into the mid-60s. but the normal high is 50 degrees. we're still going to be well above that. we're going to be 30 degrees above normal as we go into today and tomorrow. today around 30 degrees but either way, very unseasonably
warm. it's all because of this big area of high pressure. that flow around it will continue, same weather pattern as we go into tomorrow. locally nis and dry. plenty of sunshine today. there you see it, the record warmth today through tomorrow. same wind direction. so those warm temperatures just keep on filtering in. cold front starts to move through thursday night into early friday morning. can't rule out a very early shower on friday morning. now most of your friday will remain dry. those 60 degrees temperatures return behind that cold front. we will be watching that closely. in the meantime, it's gng to stay very warm. today, sunny and warm. record highs in the forecast, 76 to 79 agrees this afternoon. we go into tomorrow, could be close to 80 degrees, another record high day. more clouds friday, again, can't rule out an early shower friday morning. we'll be dry through the afternoon. into the weekend, more clouds. best rain chance looks like sunday. we spring forward one hour sunday morning. we love an hour of sleep this
weekend but gain more afternoon sun night with sunset being an hour later and rain continues for monday. >> thank you, sheena. nine minutes before 6:00 a.m. jessica boyington is one of the nicest people that we work with. she just really is. >> he's beginning to come through for you, jessica. you'll come through for us. >> i'll take it. thank you, vai and lauren. we're on the schuylkill expressway around the conshohocken curve. the only time really to go on the schuylkill expressway where you're not dealing with volume or delays is before the 5:00 hour or the 6:00 hour. here's the garden state parkway. looking empty. this is right around the cape may toll plaza. not a lot of people heading down the shore unless you live in the area. not a lot of cars or traffic. the roadways are dry. that's a good thing. we're running on time or close to schedule all across the board for mass transit. if you do have to take a flight or at least right now, currently
no problems or major delays at the airport. >> thank you, jessica. nearly hit. >> chaotic and confusing situati situation. >> wow. ahead at 6:00, we'll tell you about a reporter's close call during a live report. plus, let the spring cleaning begin with today's great weather, hear about philadelphia mayor jim kenney's plan to clean up the city. we'll have that up next.
keep on scratchin'! good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with your first alert traffic. right now we're watching route 309 around the pa turnpike. traffic moving along nicely right now, no restrictions or problems on the roads. but that doesn't mean it will look the same for all of our major roadways. i'll check in with the rest of them when i come back in the 6:00 hour. >> thank you, jessica. happening today in strawberry mansion, philadelphia mayor jim kenney will begin the countdown to the philly spring cleanup. the goal is to rally residents and organizations to sign up to volunteer for the citywide cleanup which take place next
month. pennsylvania turns to the declaration of independence for inspiration for its new tourism model. take a look. >> we're calling all history buffs, thrill seekers, culture lovers and outdoor enthusiasts to find their own personal definition of happiness in pennsylvania. >> the new state slogan is pennsylvania, pursue your happiness. it replaces the old slogan the state of independence. other past state tourism slogans included you've got a friend in pennsylvania and america starts here. police in delaware county are praising a septa worker who found a bag filled with money and then what did he do? he turned it over to authorities. >> pretty amazing. that bag had more than $15,000 in it. upper darby police laid out the money for all to see at a press conference yesterday. they say bob tracey found the bag in the middle of state road in upper darby. tra tracey says he believes turning it in was the right thing to do. >> i thought i hit the lottery
last night, i can tell you that. i was $15,000 richer for about a half hour. i'd want someone to do that for me, you know. so that's why i did that as fast as i could. >> police still do not know where the money came from. good for him. ahead at 6:00, a fire so strong it made the ground shake. >> this is pretty amazing. we'll take you live to delaware county to show you the damage after the flames consumed more than a dozen cars in colwyn. plus -- >> taking the band into the modden age. how a north philly school is helping the beat go on with a tight budget.
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you know what we've got in you're seeing it here tonight. we have the people. >> there's only one person did well tonight, donald trump, i will tell you. >> it is true. trump did do very well, taking three out of the four contests on the republican side last night. car fires in colwyn spread to a warehouse keeping firefighters busy all night long. firefighters just left the scene a few hours ago after making sure all hot spots are out. dig out the shorts and t-shirts. some people are waking up to temperatures already in the 50s and it is only going to go up today. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm lauren mayk. >> i'm vai sikahema. let's get right to nbc 10 first alert meteorologist sheena parveen. all the more incredible because we still have a week and a half left of winter. >> i know. so you never know we're still in the winter if the calendar didn't