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nbc 10 news starts now. ♪ this is what it sounds like when doves cry ♪ >> remembering prince, an autopsy is schedule for today for the music legend. we'll show you some of the impromptu tributes for the iconic singer. >> seeing these people upset and crying, it's something that can never happen again. high school in mourning. an update into the investigation of a 16-year-old's death following the fight with other students in the bathroom. today we're tracking showers moving into the area. some neighborhoods could reach 80 degrees. it's already 63 degrees at 6:00 a.m. good morning, this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. let's bring in bill henley. >> what i love about neighborhood watch, if the played at home, one might be
rained out, another one might have fog and one might play. that's what's so specific about this thing. >> yes, it's different in all of our areas. at the bomb off the screen, you'll find your seven-day forecast. >> the blue rocks, a double loss last night, another game this evening. there's a chance they'll see showers for the evening game. that's a live view from frawley stadium. 74 and mostly cloudy at noontime. as we go into the afternoon, that's when we could see showers. the skies are starting to brighten up, this view from the mellon bank building in center city. there are clouds. they'll be in and out this morning. they take over this afternoon. 74 degrees. we'll see temperatures go even higher this afternoon. 80 degrees for philadelphia. 70s for the pennsylvania suburbs, south jersey 78 degrees. at the shore, cooler. there's a chance of some showers
and thunderstorms at the shore, too. just won't be an all-day rain for any part of our area. that's what's going on for today. there's your seven-day outlook. hour by hour when i'm back in ten minutes. jessica boyington watching your first alert traffic. jessie? >> we're watching this vehicle fire in franconia township, partially blocking part of the pa turnpike's northeast extension. your alternate to get by the scene, they are letting lanes through now. there are big delays, of course. take route 309 and you'll be okay. heading through 95 throughout delaware, you can see 11-minute trip northbound from 295 to 495 with speeds into the 60s. we did have construction on the vine street expressway closing it in both directions this morning. that cleared around 5:00 this morning. this is around 8th street. no problems in either direction. some construction signs in the way. not something that should set you back too much. that's headed westbound towards the schuylkill, no problems or
delays on our drive times. vai? >> all right, thank you, jessica. happening right now, fire crews are on the scene of a house fire in camden. nbc 10 is live there on the ground. we just got a text message from camden police chief scott thompson. this is what he's telling us, that there are six houses involved in this fire. the fire is currently under control. 20 people have been displaced. two adults, five children being examined at cooper hospital for spoke inhalation. we'll continue to update this story as we get it. police took a drive near custody on suspicion of dui after a crash in the nicetown neighborhood of philadelphia. sent four people to the hospital. police say the suv driver hit a parked car on west hunting park avenue, causing it to flip on to the sidewalk, landing on two pedestrians. one person was trapped underneath the car. that victim is in critical condition at einstein medical center.
this morning, people are remembering music legend prince. these folks spent the night dancing in the streets of brooklyn while his music blared from speakers. spike lee organized the event to are his late friend. here's the front page of "new york daily news." the pop icon died yesterday at the age of 57. >> the cause of his death is still not clear. >> medical, paisley park, audubon another f >> prince was found unresponsive in an elevator in his home in minnesota. the medical examiner plans to perform an autopsy later today. ♪ this is what it sounds like when doves cry ♪ >> "when doves cry" is one of prince's best-known songs, of course. born prince rogers nelson, he soared on to the music scene in the late '70s and his music career spanned more than four
decades. we are remembering prince on the nbc 10 app and our website, nbc10.com. find piktds and more reaction to prince's death. read how "the tonight show's" questlove once threw an impromptu party for him right here in philadelphia. students returned to class today at the wilmington high school that was locked down for hours yesterday after a 16-year-old student died in a fight with two other students. nbc 10's pamela osborne is live in wilmington with details. pamela, what can you tell us? >> reporter: tracy, good morning, we can tell you that fight happened inside a girl's bathroom here at the howard high school of technology. last night we caught up with students who returned here to the high school for a vigil. they gathered to console one another after the loss of their 16-year-old classmate and to show her family support. there were a lot of tears, a lot of hugs, a lot of people wanting to know why, what happened?
here's what we know. it was sometime around 8:15 yesterday morning when the victim, a 16-year-old sophomore student was assaulted by two other girls. the fight happened out of sight in a girl's bathroom. the victim was so badly injured, that she had to be air lifted to the hospital where she died of her injuries. the entire school was on lockdown a couple hours later, early dismissals began. as police investigators took things from there. we talked to one student at that vigil last night. i'll let her describe to you how people are feeling. >> people upset and crying and it's something that really needs to change. this event is so horrible and it's touched so many people. it's something that can never happen again. >> police spent hours collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses and a few girls who they believe may have been involved in that fight, students who know the victim telling us they hearded fight was all over a boy. now, police have not announced any charges yet.
an autopsy will help them determine the exact cause of death here. that, of course, is something that we'll be following throughout the day today. reporting live in wilmington, delaware, pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. >> thank you, pamela. mercer county community will come together today for a public memorial service for robbinsville school superintendent steven mayer. the service happens this afternoon in princeton followed by a private funeral schedule for tomorrow. we're learning more about what happened moments after a car hit and killed mayer while he was jogging with his dog. prosecutors say the 17-year-old driver called 911 tuesday morning while parked outside pond middle school. she told dispatchers she believed her car hit someone on robbinsville edinburg road while she was on her way to the middle school. schools there are closed today to observe passover.
now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> eight minutes after 6:00. this is the view from center city from the comcast center and you can see it is mostly cloudy view. clouds have been rolling into the area. we are getting a break from the chill in part because of the clouds that have come in and sealed in some of the warm air from yesterday. sunrise, just a few minutes from now at 6:13. may not see a whole lot of sunshine during the day today. in spite of clouds moving in, a big warmup, near 80 degrees this afternoon. showers start to move in this afternoon. there's even a possibility of a thunderstorm. the chance of showers will continue into the evening hours. if you're out and about for friday evening, grab an umbrella. there will be wet weather. here's a look at your day hour by hour. 63 degrees in philadelphia. mostly cloudy and 74 at 11:00 and closer to 80 degrees starting at 1:00 this afternoon. you can see the showers that are
due in later today. that's philadelphia. the pennsylvania suburbs, an earlier start to the showers. dry right now, 61 degrees. early this afternoon, that's at 1:00, 75 degrees with a chance of showers. you'll see that in the lehigh valley, too, 54 with a light breeze at 6 miles an hour. the wind will be increasing some in the lehigh valley. that will help with the warmup. it won't get quite as warm as philadelphia. 73 degrees at 1:00. 74 degrees with mostly cloudy skies at 3:00 in the afternoon. because the temperatures differ, the weather is different for each of our regions, that's why we break it down with our neighborhood weather. as far as south jersey, it's looking dry, completely dry this morning but as we go into the afternoon, more and more clouds, along with the big warmup, 78 degrees for south jersey at 14 mile-an-hour winds will be near 80 degrees at south jersey with showers and possibly some thunderstorms as well. and the jersey shore will be cooler with readings in the 60s
to start with, right now, 63 degrees. not as big of a warmup, 71 degrees at 1:00 this afternoon and some late-day showers and thunderstorms are possible there as well. and delaware is going to be warming to near 80 degrees. that happens at 3:00 in the afternoon. the chance of showers starts, though, during the early afternoon hours. that's today. the seven-day forecast right at the bottom of your screen. when i come back, the ten-day outlook to give you a look at two weekends. that's when i'm back in ten minutes. all right, thank you, bill. 6:10 this friday morning. looks like we have trouble on i-76, the schuylkill. >> let's find out the details. where that is, first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington? >> we're seeing big delays into center city, vai and tracy. we have an accident scene around the girard avenue off ramp headed eastbound on the schuylkill. that ramp is blocked right now. a big delay behind that all the way back to montgomery drive. we do have a lot of activity over into the shoulder and covering the ramp right now.
looks like fire engines on the scene as well as police officers and some penndot crews there. big delays on the schuylkill, of course. we'll get drive times for you when i come back. for now, let's check on franconia township for that vehicle fire on the northeast extension of the pa turnpike headed southbound around the har lizville pike overpass. we are having the right shoulder blocked. lanes are getting through, big delays. you can take route 309 as your alternate. watch for this construction on city avenue, headed northbound around 54th street. it's slow back to cardinal avenue with the right lane closed. >> thank you, jessica. today the campaign trail runs through pennsylvania and delaware. we'll tell you where the candidates will be stumping. >> plus, donald trump talks about his image. >> my wife is constantly saying, darling, be more presidential. >> we'll hear why we should not expect behaviorç changes from trump anytime soon. plus, voters will soon have their say on the future of
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decision 2016. the push for votes continues in our area with three presidential candidates0holding events in pennsylvania and delaware. hillary clinton will be in the philadelphia area, donald trump will be in harrington, delaware and ted cruz will be in scranton. count on nbc 10 to report on all of them. after a series of flubs, trump has hired his first speechwriter is and practicing with a teleprompter. he hinted he was hess tan the to tone down his campaign rallies.
>> my wife is constantly saying, darling, be more presidential. i just don't know that i want to do it quite yet. >> trump called on his republican opponents to drop out of the race and said democrat bernie sanders is finished. we will be covering each candidate's visit to our area today. be sure to tap the nbc 10 app for updates from the campaign trail. 6:16 and 63 degrees outside. new from overnight, philadelphia police are investigating a crash that killed a motorcycle driver. investigators say the motorcycle slammed into a car's passenger side just after 10:30 last night on whitaker avenue in crescentville. witnesses told police the motorcycle went through a red light. the driver of the car was not hurt. today a group of clergy, politicians, civil rights officials and unions will call on philadelphians to vote no on a proposal to abolish traffic report. the proposal is on next tuesday's primary ballot.
the group owe poes the elimination of traffic court calling it an attack on st citizens' rights. in 2011, seven judges and a court administrator were all convicted in a ticket fixing scandal. 6:17, friday morning, in her last report, jessica informed us of an accident on the schuylkill. >> we have an accident scene around girard avenue on the schuylkill expressway headed eastbound towards center city. we have vehicles over into the right-hand shoulder but the off ramp to girard avenue is completely blocked off right now. so we have no access there. you can see a few vehicles involved and there are police officers on scene as well. completely blocking that ramp. headed eastbound, we're seeing big delays because of it, here's our cameras, approaching the scene. this is around montgomery drive. a string of brake lights, cars pretty much coming to a halt here, now at a 21-minute drive
time. the speeds are dropping into the 30s. out in franconia township, this vehicle fire is tieing things up. you can see relief actually on the northeast extension, at least on our map system here. we are green. we were red earlier. headed southbound around h harleysville overpass. that vehicle fire is over into the right-hand shoulder. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 6:18 and we've got sunshine. this is a sunny view, somewhat sunny view, from center city you can see the clouds moving in. it must be the brilliant sunshine we've had yesterday. the clouds will take over this afternoon. we'll get enough sunshine to see a significant warmup, something you may have been watching through the week on the seven-day forecast that's scrolling at the got o of the screen. never got cold, 63 degrees in philadelphia. wilmington, dover, coatesville, all in the 60s.
atlantic city at 62 degrees. this is much warmer than it was yesterday morning at this time. 25 degrees warmer for vineland. philadelphia and allentown running 16 degrees warmer this morning. that's just to start with. in spite of cloudsç moving in, we'll get a nice wind blowing. that will help boost temperatures to the 80 degree mark in philadelphia. much of the rest of the area will get close to that mark as well. here are the neighborhood forecasts for today, philadelphia, look at the 80 for south philadelphia, even warmer in somerton. pennsylvania suburbs, phoenixville, sunshine and some clouds this morning. a chance of showers this afternoon, 75 degrees. and thunderstorms are a possibility. doylestown 79 degrees this afternoon. the lehigh valley could see lightning and thunder, to 75. enough sunshine breaking through the clouds in haddonfield to warm up to 81 degrees. wildwood stays cooler along with atlantic city, a chance of showers developing during the
afternoon hours at the jersey shore. wilmington, late-day showers, may see scattered activity during the afternoon hours. even more likely this evening and before those showers move in, 80 degrees. the wet weather, not here yet. so far, completely dry. you can see it is not far away. it's just to the west. western pennsylvania has seen scattered light showers so far this morning. it's been scattered in pittsburgh. there are areas that are seeing heavier downpours with the system that's moving in. look at the rain that's moving across interstate 79 in west virginia. that is due in here during the late afternoon and evening hours. here it is on the futurecast, noontime is when we'll see some of the first showers arriving in the pennsylvania suburbs in the lehigh valley. that's light rainfall. it will swing through philadelphia. there's a downpour. that's at 2:30 this afternoon. don't be surprised if you get a brief downpour during the day and into the evening hours. that's atlantic city at 4:30 this afternoon. umbrellas will be going up during the late afternoon and
evening hours. that may not be the end of it. look at the showers and potential thunderstorms, that's at 7:00 in the evening. those will be arriving in central pennsylvania by the early evening hours and later in the evening for the rest of the area. we do have some wet weather ahead, just not an all-day rainfall. that allows us to warm up, 80 degrees this afternoon. passover begins this evening. clearing out tomorrow and breezy for saturday. 57 in the morning, 70 in the afternoon. it's chillier sunday morning. but the wind will die down and we'll see clear skies, plenty of sunshine for sunday. monday, look at that warmup, 81 degrees. election day might see showers, more likely late in the day than during the morning hours. best time to go might be first thing in the morning. wednesday and thursday, another warming trend or the chance of showers on friday we'll be drying out. the chance of showers is on thursday. by friday we'll be drying out. next weekend, looking nice and warmer than this weekend. low 70s for tomorrow and sunday,
into the 70s for next weekend. your ten-day outlook. vai? >> thank you, bill. temperatures in the low 60s at 6:22. the flyers family pays tribute to its founding father. ♪ god bless america >> next, we'll show you more scenes from the wells fargo center as thousands come together to remember ed snider. it's a no-hitter! >> plus, pitching his way into the record books, the season's first no-hitter is the second one of this cub's career. modres: the cost of living the pay stays the same. i have to work extra hours just to make ends meet. it's a big
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♪ god bless america >> the musical voice of the flyers began an emotional tribute to the flyers founding father ed snider last night. thousands of players, fans and family filled the wells fargo center for the tribute to ed snider. if you misplace your sunglasses you probably don't need them today. the bad news is, umbrellas may be necessary, showers and possibly thunderstorms later today. a big warmup, too. a look ahead, your neighborhood forecast coming up. and next, mourning a ledge end. the music world is celebrating prince's life and legacy. we'll show you how people in his home state are paying tribute to the icon. why some people are upset with cheerios for its tribute to prince.
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how a hometown crowd paid tribute to prince. >> high school tragedy. we'll hear what investigators are saying after a student died following a bathroom fight with other students. a live report is straight ahead. and today we're tracking rain moving into the area. we'll tell you when it's expected to get here and what we have to look forward to heading into the weekend. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. it's just after 6:30. already warm, 63 degrees outside. it's going to get warmer today. meteorologist bill henley has your neighborhood weather. bill? >> it never got cold overnight, 50s and 60s, pennsylvania suburbs 58 degrees.
look at 54. that's the cool spot in the lehigh valley. easton will see breaks of sunshine to start with. you can see the view of the clouds coming in this morning. we'll see clouds but no sign of any wet weather until possibly late in the morning, lunch time, 75 degrees. in spite of the chance of showers all these numbers will be warming up significantly today. our normal temperatures this time of year should be in the 60s. we're heading for 80 degrees this afternoon in philadelphia. but look at the chance of some showers and thunderstorms. umbrellas will be going up later today. seven-day forecast at the bottom of the screen. it's warm today. that changes this weekend. we'll go through the forecast hour by hour when i'm back in ten minutes. jessica boyington right now has your first alert traffic. jessie? >> we're watching the schuylkill expressway right now. that accident scene around the girard avenue off ramp has cleared out of the way. relatively quickly but the delays still remain, of course. if you're headed eastbound on the schuylkill, into the center city area, or at least past the girard avenue exit, you will see
some delays. these are cameras around montgomery drive, just approaching the scene. you can see a 12-montgomery trip from the blue route to the vine street expressway. we're seeing about a 13-minute trip so you can see the increase, at least over 10 minutes and speeding dropping down into the 20s for an average by that scene. burlington township, out in new jers jersey, there is an accident scene route 130 northbound. franconia township, all lanes getting by on the pa turnpike northeast extension headed southbound around harleysville overpass. you tan take 309 if you want to be safe and avoid the residual delays. fans are mourning the loss of prince. hundreds of people gathered outside of the music çvenue, first avenue and downtown minneapolis overnight to celebrate his life. prince filmed a large portion of
his movie "purple rain" at that club and recorded several songs with a live audience there. prince was found unresponsive in an elevator at his home in minnesota yesterday. emergency personnel were unable to revive him. he was 57 years old. ♪ this is what it sounds like when doves cry ♪ >> prince is being remembered for many popular songs, including "when doves cry" that you just heard there. the singer born prince rogers nelson had a music career that spanned nearly four decades. judges on nbc's "the voice" christina aguilera and blake shelton spoke about prince's untimely passing. >> he was everything in one. so timeless. listen to any those songs now, they could be hits on the radio today. >> it's not just sad. it's just -- i mean, it's a blow to music. >> prince won seven grammy awards, a golden globe and even an academy award.
he was inducted into the rock & roll hall of fame in 2004. we are remembering prince. tap the nbc 10 app to see prince's life and legacy in pictures. 6:35 and 53 degrees outside. in other news, a wilmington commune came together to remember a 16-year-old girl who died after a fight at school. nbc 10's pamela osborne is following the investigation. pamela, what can you tell us? >> faculty are beginning to trickle in. also i want to step out of way and show you, within the past five minutes or so, a police cruiser pulled up to the front of the school. the officer got out of that patrol car, went inside of the building. this of course is where we know a fight occurred yesterday at the howard high school of technology. it was inside of the girl's bathroom. want to get you to video last night. there was a vigil. students were dismissed early but many of them returned to the school yesterday to remember their classmate, the 16-year-old
girl, to show their support for her family. here's what we know. it was about 8:15 yesterday morning when that victim was inside of a bathroom when she was attacked by two other students. now, the victim was so badly injured in the attack she had to be air lifted to the hospital where she died after her injuries. students who know the girl tell us they're hearing the fight was all over a boy. >> to hear that a girl losing her life over a boy, i mean, you could have thought of different ways instead of fighting. >> reporter: and entire school was put on lockdown after that fight took place. later, students were dismissed home after investigators took over from there. we talked to a youth outreach leader who knew the victim through her participation with his group. >> it's hurts when you know her personally. she wasn't one of my students
like out in the streets like that. that just wasn't her. >> people upset and crying and it's something that really needs to change. this event is so horrible and it's touched so many people. it's something that can never happen again. >> police spent several hours collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses, including the two girls who they believe may have been involved in the fight with the victim. students telling us this is senseless that it happened, what they're hearing is because of a boy. police have not announced anyç charges. right now they are awaiting the autopsy results to determine an exact cause of death. this, of course, is something we'll be following. also checking in to see what exactly that officer is doing here at the high school this morning. reporting live in wilmington, pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 6:37 and here come the clouds. the clouds are moving in this morning. but it should stay dry for most of the area this morning.
sunshine, that will be fading. showers arrive during the afternoon. we will get a big warmup today. clouds come in and southwesterly winds develop to warm temperatures up. the chance of showers continues into this evening. you might want to carry an umbrella if you're going out and about. the wet weather, it's going to the west all morning long. the showers have been light so far in western pennsylvania, the pittsburgh area has seen those scattered showers. they're making pro guess into central pennsylvania, too. they're steadily moving their way, harrisburg is dry at this hour. your hour by hour forecast, philadelphia 63 degrees right now. mostly cloudy skies, into the 70s. that's at 11:00 this morning. the chance of showers arriving during the afternoon. for the pennsylvania suburbs, nice mild start in the low 60s, low 70s but later this morning, here comes the chance of showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon hours. that will continue into the late afternoon and evening hours. lehigh valley, some sunshine to start with but the clouds will take over quickly.
69 degrees with the breeze out of the west/southwest at 8 miles an hour. by 1:00 in the afternoon, the first showers moving into the lehigh valley. it may take a little longer for the showers to arrive in north jersey and the jersey shore. upper 70s by 1:00 this afternoon. topping out at 80 degrees. cooler at 57 degrees. and at the shore, things are going to be staying cool for most of the day. the showers are a possibility there. even into the evening hours. 65 degrees at 9:00. low 70s at 11:00 and 1:00 this afternoon. that's today. there's your seven-day at the bottom of the screen. got the ten-day outlook with a look at not one but two weekends when i'm back in ten minutes. thank you, bill. 6:39. i'm looking at 95 i can't tell whether it's green or yellow. >> we'll find out. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington always has you covered for your ride to work. jessica? >> it's not green. we are seeing slow speeds on 95
this morning. it's lighter than normal, right around academy road, a 28-minute trip headed southbound. a bit of a delay from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway. this is normally a 12 or 13-minute trip. we're heading 15 minutes to your morning right now. over in burlington township, if you're in new jersey you may run into this accident on route 130 northbound around high street. there are lane restrictions in the area there. and that emergency construction we dealt with all week on the delaware memorial bridge, three lanes are open this morning, heading into delaware. yesterday it was two lanes open, and the day before when we had those massive delays it was one. right now we are not seeing delays there. traffic moving along nicely. we are in the green and no backups right now on to 295 or the turnpike. tracy? >> jessica, thanks. people across the world are paying tribute to prince following his death. >> some are stirring up controversy for being in bad taste. we'll show you how cheerios
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music legend tributes. san francisco city hall also lit with prince's signature color and portland's water front ferris wheel also lit up with the royal color. the philadelphiaç daily ne sports the headline "the doves cry" to remember the music legend and his iconic song. several brands tweeted reaction
to prince's death. >> some people on twitter thought a post by cheerios was tasteless. the tweet was a purple banner reading rest in peace with a cheerio dotting the eye. it's a minnesota brand. general mills is based in minneapolis and the company wanted to acknowledge the loss of a hometown legend but they removed the tweet to avoid misinterpretation. we'd love to know what you think. tweet us and let us know. uber agreed to pay $100 million to settle a class-action lawsuit. the suit claimed uber drivers are employees, not independent contractors and are, therefore, entitled to reimbursement of expenses. pennsylvania's public utility commission kp meanwhile voted to fine uber more than $11 million pore operating without approval two years ago. uber drew criticism from a pair of judges last year for continuing to operate for six months in 2014 after being issued a cease and desist order.
the spokesperson for the san francisco-based company says it plans to appeal. it's 6:45, 63 degrees outside. the new jersey forest fire service is keeping a close eye on the pineland as recent dry conditions have made the preserve prime for brush fires. fire officials are calming new fears raised about i a national magazine article that predicts a wildfire disaster. and inferno in the pinelands. certified forester and pinelands resident bob williams shared his concern in a new article in "rolling stone" magazine. he questions whether new jersey could become the scene of america's worst wildfire disaster. the story suggests that a dangerous combination of springtime weather conditions could lead to an apocalypse in the garden state. he says a wildfire could explode into an inferno, tearing through heavy populated areas. spreading as fast as any fire
out west. >> it's been a long time since we've had a big fire. the forest keeps growing and accumulating fuels. >> i think it's not as dramatic as portrayed because of the prevention efforts and our staff. >> state officials admit if all the right elements came into play, a doomsday-like fire could break out. they insist the forest fire service and all of its partners are more than prepared to fight any fire in the pinelands. new jersey governor chris christie came to the aid of a mom in need. >> this all started with a call to the governor's radio show. >> it has now been more than four months that we have been trying to get him a duplicate permit. >> oh, get out. >> stacey called in to christie's ask the governor show on the radio pleading for help after her son's driver's permit was damaged in the wash. thursday morning, the governor escorted the 17-year-old isaac and his mom into the motor vehicle commissions office in south plain field, middlesex county to get a replacement permit for isaac. >> the great thing about being governor, you don't have to sit there and be frustrated or yell
up at the tv or radio. you can show up some place the next day and get a lot of attention. >> christie called it a memorable trip and hopes the workers won't soon forget that he might be back anytime soon. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> warm weather is coming back today. we have a dry morning. clouds are moving in. the temperatures never got chilly. we're in the 50s and 60s right now. showers, they're on the way. they'll be developing late this afternoon and this evening for much of the area. not expecting to see a lot of rain. the forecast rain totals show some of the rain heavier in pottstown. that's by early saturday morning. there will be some downpours but not everyone will see the heavy rain during the day today. everybody is getting a warmer start this morning. look at the 60s for coatesville, wilmington, dover, vineland at 62 along with atlantic city. that is running more than 20 degrees above where we were yesterday at this time. in fact, 25 degrees warmer right now in vineland.
a warm start and near 80 degrees this afternoon for philadelphia, even a little bit warmer for somerton. these are your neighborhood forecasts for today. the pennsylvania suburbs, lehigh valley, showers developing. a big warmup for both of those areas into the 70s this afternoon. for south jersey, 89 degrees. clouds move in with a chance of showers at the shore. cooler in atlantic city. look at the temperatures taking off. dover at 79 degrees. dewey beach at 79 degrees. you'll see sunshine before the clouds arrive with a chance of showers later in the day. completely dry in philadelphia, but you can see the wet weather, the first rain drops are still about 150 miles away from us. they will be moving into the area during the day. but don't expect to see heavy rain at least to start with. this is just after noon time, 12:30 this afternoon. at that time, light showers in allentown and the pennsylvania suburbs. that will go through philadelphia, there's potential for heavy downpours, that's at
3:00 this afternoon. the chance of showers continues into the evening commute. 5:00, showers for philadelphia and wilmington and into south jersey. keep an umbrella handy for today. it looks like you'll need it for most of the area this weekend. 80 degrees today, passover this evening, we'll be drying out with windy conditions tomorrow. first sunshine will be appearing in the morning. we'll get the clouds out of the way. the showers will be ending early in the morning on saturday. turning cooler, less windy with clear skies for sunday. in fact, sunday is looking beautiful. there's another warmup. 81 degrees monday afternoon. election day tuesday will feature some showers and thunderstorms. most likely later in the da i. you may want to vote early. a cooldown for thursday, 68 degrees. another chance of much-needed rainfall forever thursday. we're drying out as we head into the following weekend and warming up to 70s for friday, middle 70s on saturday and sunday afternoon, 72 growdegree.
a couple of good-looking weekends on the ten-day outlook. ten minutes before 7:00. let's get you to work on this friday morning, start with 42. >> how's it looking, jessica? >> looks okay in south jersey, at least on most of the majors. 42 freeway around the deptford area is fine. northbound right here headed to philadelphia, no big increase in that drive time yet. if you are in a different part of new jersey, burlington township, there's an around route 130 northbound around high street. that will cause some problems. norristown montgomery county, and a house fire in camden, dealing with closures. haddon avenue around spruce street. take those local detores the td. the accident on girard avenue is cleared out of the way but we still have a 23-minute drive time from the blue route to the vine street expressway. speeds in the 30s. one last update when i come back
in the next five minutes or so. vai? next, we are learning more about an overnight house fire in camden. we'll have an update after flames rip through at least six homes. plus, high school tragedy. students return to class after a fight on campus that turned deadly. we'll be live at the school with an update.
just about 7:00 a.m. new this morning, at least 20 people are out of
their homes after a fire spread to a half dozen houses in camden as fire started about 4:30 this morning on haddon avenue near division street. medics took two adults and five children to the hospital to be examined for smoke inhalation. today fire officials will be look for the cause of this fire. today, the flyers hit the iceç against the capitals in washington for game five of their playoff series. philadelphia of course now three games to one in the best of seven matchup. >> we can do it. today, presidential candidates are focusing on
pennsylvania and delaware. ted cruz will be in scranton, hillary clinton will be in the philadelphia area and donald trump will be in harrington, delaware. jews in our area and around the world begin observing the passover holiday at sundown. the week-long holiday commemorates the israelites exodus from slavery. family and friends gather to remember a marine from malvern who was among a dozen marines killed when two helicopters collided near hawaii. the funeral is home. students return to class at a wilmington high school where a 16-year-old died after a fight in the bathroom. >> pamela, what's the latest? >> reporter: tracy, vai, good morning. there was a police officer that pulled up to the front of the school less than a half hour ago. he was here for a few moments before taking off. school administrators, faculty arriving here at the building ahead of students who will be
returning for the first time since the death of their classmate. the school day ended almost immediately yesterday for all students after that early morning fight. students returned to the school last night to grieve the classmate, a 16-year-old sophomore was involved in a fight in a girl's bathroom. she was flown to the hospital but died of her injuries. police have been interviewing witnesses and talking to two girls who they believe were involved in that fight. so far, no charges have been filed. they're waiting the results of an autopsy. reporting live in wilmington, delaware, pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. good morning. one last check on your first alert traffic. we're watching the schuylkill expressway right now, seeing some delays. this is right around the vine street expressway. we're seeing westbound delays right in here. and eastbound doing better even though that accident scene has cleared a few moments ago around girard avenue. we are starting to see delays by
the scene, of course, headed eastbound into center city. out in franconia township, this vehicle fire is under control for the most part. it is over into the shoulder. no delays because of it anymore. it's on the northeast extension of the pa turnpike southbound, around harleysville pike. overpass approaching lansdale. there is an accident in burlington township on route 130 northbound around high street. another accident out in montgomery county in norristown on west main street and markley street. the house fire in camden seeing closures because of that, haddon avenue and spruce street. the construction we were dealing with on the delaware memorial bridge, three lanes are open this morning. no backups on to 295 or the new jersey turnpike. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> a warm day ahead. we're getting a mild start this morning. this is happening right now. these are live cameras from our area. look at the lehigh valley, sunshine and 56 degrees. that's one of the cool spots,
easting will see the sunshine disappear as the day goes on. a chance of showers late in the morning into the afternoon. look at the warmup, 75 degrees. at the philadelphia international airport, starting off warm. most of philadelphia will warm into the low 70s, low to mid-70s by 11:00 this morning and near 80 degrees this afternoon. but the sunshine will be fading and umbrellas going up this afternoon as showers develop. a chance of showers and thunderstormsç later today. not everybody will see those heavy downpours. we've been watching the radar completely dry this morning in spite of the clouds. there's not rain producing clouds just yet. they are on the way for later today. most of what's on the way is some light shower activity but look closer, you can see heavier downpours that are moving through parts of west virginia. they've got a ways to go before they get here. we could see thunderstorms develop during the heat of the afternoon. we top out near 80 degrees today. keep an umbrella handy. you may need it again this
evening. >> thank you, bill. happy earth day. go flyers. >> go flyers. >> go flyers. >> and r.i.p. prince. thanks for watching. "today" is next. ♪ let me guide you good morning. tribute and questions. ♪ purple rain, purple rain >> prince being remembered all around the world. landmarks lit up in his signature purple. celebrations of his iconic music from his hometown of minneapolis. to broadway. the cause of his sudden death is being investigated. we'll look back at the life of one of the most remarkable artists the music world has ever known, today, friday, april 22nd, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc