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nbc 10 news starts now. primary day is here. kaenlss have made their pitches and now pennsylvania and delaware voters are in the national political spotlight. prepared to vote, we'll help answer questions about voter fraud protection within new election rules and what you need to know before you head to the polls today. >> tracking showers. overnight rain is moving out of the area. another round of storms could move in this afternoon. good morning, this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson, live at the national constitutionç center. today is primary day in pennsylvania and delaware. own the next three hours we'll take a closer look at the role that voters in those two states will play in selecting the nominees, republican and
democratic for the president. we'll also look at local races and we'll explain this election interactive display here at the national constitution center. we'll walk you through that experience. first, let's get you updated on the forecast. nbc 10 first alert meteorologist bill henley has been tracking the storms. >> most of the wet weather has been missing us, just to the north of trenton, skirting mercer county at this hour. this first round of showers moves out. the temperatures move up. that could fuel storms later today. your seven-day forecast scrolling at the bottom of the screen. the lehigh valley, 55 degrees, 57 in delaware and a quick warmup to 06 degrees at 7:00. into the 70s by 10:00 this morning. same story in philadelphia. dry right now and it should be dry through the morning hours
with sunshine heating to near 70. that's by 9:00 in the morning. and a quick warmup today. even warmer than yesterday. 77 was the high yesterday. 83 for philadelphia today. a chance of some afternoon storms, most likely during the middle to late afternoon hours for the pennsylvania suburbs, new jersey and the lehigh valley. and then eventually into delaware, temperatures at the shore willing on the cool side. yardley, a few storms popping up by 10:00 this morning. i'll take a closer look at the timing of the potential of the storms when i come back in ten minutes. jessica boyington is watching your first alert traffic. >> we're watching the vine street expressway. we're starting off with good news, we're open to traffic today. everything moving along nicely. westbound towards the schuylkill or eastbound towards 95 you'll have no problems. we are just completely avoiding that closure this morning. the good news. the schuylkill and 95 are great heading into center city. no problems with the drive times there. no problems on theç blue route
southbound from the schuylkill to 95. only a 15-minute trip. there is an accident in plymouth. more updates when i'm back in the next ten minutes. now to decision 2016. today is primary day in pennsylvania and delaware. and in other states along the east coast. so let's answer some of the bigger questions. how big a role will voters in these states play? how much do these primaries matter? how special is the role we will play? let's take a look, pennsylvania and delaware are two of five states holding elections. voters in maryland, connecticut and rhode island will also head to the polls. who's on the ballot? voters in all five states will cast votes for the presidential nominee. there is also congress, the state attorney general and state legislature. delaware will choose governor, congress and other offices. where do primaries in delaware and pennsylvania matter?
by this time, we usually have a good idea who the nominee will be. but not this year. pennsylvania and delaware are key because there's no clear winner from either party. >> it's very unusual to get to the point where you have both parties with all these candidates still in the race and still coming to pennsylvania and our region to campaign. >> in pennsylvania, there are 210 delegates up for grabs for democrats, 71 delegates for republicans in our next half hour we'll explain how those delegates are awarded. right now, let's go to the polls. nbc 10's matt delucia is outside a polling place in bristol, bucks county. matt? >> first off, polls open at 7:00 a.m. in both pennsylvania and delaware. new jersey does not vote today. one of the big things to keep in mind is that this is a closed primary for both states.
what that means is you can only vote for the candidates in the party which you're registered. if you're registered, you canç only pick republicans if you're registered republican. there is a voter protection and rights hot line you can call today if you have questions. >> voting is our most fundamental right and it's the best way to show and be involved in our democracy. so voting is very important to just about everybody. and so anyone with any question at all can have those questions answered. >> and that hot line number is 866-our-vote. 866-our-vote. call it all day before you vote or if you have problems at the polls. it's nonpartisan. the folks are there to help you out. voting 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in pennsylvania and delaware and coming up at 5:00, how do you know where to vote? especially if it's your first
time. i'll walk you through that process step by step. live in levittown, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. thanks for that. this summer's convention, especially for the republicans cowl be historic. ahead in the next few minutes, i'll explain what a contested convention really is and how the political drama could play out. vai? >> thanks, tracy. we'll be back, check in with you in a few minutes for a closer look at what tonight's results could mean for the candidates. hillary clinton will be in philadelphia with supporters as the primary results come in. but the other presidential candidates are already out of our area and looking ahead to the next contest. nbc 10's katy zachry is here now with the closer look at that. good morning, katy. >> good morning, vai. hillary clinton will spend tonight, primary night here in philadelphia. she'll be at the pennsylvania convention center with supporters as the votes in pennsylvania, delaware and three other state contests come in. she and bernie sanders took part in separate town hall meetings last night at the national constitution center. they aired on our sister network, msnbc.
then both candidates held get out the vote rallies. vanders spoke to a crowd at drexel university where he got some support from actress susan sarand sarandon. clinton was on stage at city hall.ç she had hundreds of supporters that you see in the background. >> i need every one of you to go out and work as hard as you can and convince everybody you can talk to to come out and vote. >> tomorrow let us see in pennsylvania the highest voter turnout in the history of the state. >> reporter: the latest nbc news poll has clinton ahead of sanders in pennsylvania by 15 points. now, speaking of voter turnout as you just heard from senator sanders. pollsters say expect to see a record republican voter turn jut tonight. front-runner donald trump rallied at west chester
university yesterday and in wilkes-barre last night. he had a message for his two party opponents. >> folks, they ought to both drop out of the race so we can unify the republican party. >> reporter: trump's comments come after ted cruz and john kasich announced late sunday they would strategize against him in all the remaining primaries to prevent trump from gaining enough delegates to win the gop nomination. kasich held a town hall in western pennsylvania last night. the ohio governor told the crowd he and ted cruz are trying to spend their resources where they can have the best success in beating trump. kasich was in our area yesterday morning. he stopped at the penrose diener south philadelphia. now, ted cruz has his sights on indiana where he hopes to beat donald trump. the texas senator traveled across the state appealing to kasich supporters to unite behind his campaign. and a top aide for ted cruz says the campaign has identified a, quote, short list of possible
vice presidential candidates. one of them being former business executive and unsuccessful presidential candidate carly fiorina. i'll be back in the next hour with more. katy zachry, nbc 10 news. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> it's a warm start but it has come with some clouds and some storms overnight. right now our areas are dry. south jersey, 62 degrees. the lehigh valley, 55 and look atç the 60s for philadelphia. the pennsylvania suburbs, that 58 degrees, there are a few cooler spots to be found but not a lot cooler. unionville is 56 while 54 degrees in asburyville and exton at 56 right now. st. david's, 59 degrees. and a mild morning at newtown, 58. bensalem is 58 to start with. this is our starting point. definitely warmer than yesterday. the seven-day forecast shows a warming trend that continues
today. the temperatures will be summer huff like. still string time but we'-- spr we'll feel the heat. it started yesterday. it's into the 80s this afternoon. that heat will likely fuel some election day storms today, later this afternoon and into this evening hour. most likely time to see those showers. first storms pushing out of here. it's this next line of showers and thunderstorms that could produce gusty winds this afternoon. even a chance that we'll see isolated spots of small hail. this morning, 62 degrees in philadelphia to start with. look at the warmup, though. middle 70s by 11:00. at 3:00 this afternoon, that's when we'll see the possibility of thunderstorms. pennsylvania suburbs will see that quick warmup, too, into the middle 70s. we'll get sunshine during the morning hours and clouds take over with late afternoon storms. same story for the lehigh valley. 7:00 in the morning, completely dry. by 11:00 heading into the early
afternoon hours, that's when there's a chance of some showers and thunderstorms. for delaware and south jersey, dry to begin with. big warmup to 76 degrees at 11:00. 80s this afternoon for delaware and new jersey, close to that 80 degree mark. as we go into the later afternoon hours, that's when we could see the storms develop. at the jersey shore, eventually the showers will move in there, too, after a dry morning and dry into the afternoon. those late-day storms are possible. that's what's happening today hour by hour. right now, the winds out of the west at 16 miles an hour, they'll become more southwesterly during the day. that will helpç to boost our temperatures. a warm one with the storms and it comes down for tomorrow, much cooler. temperature in the 60s for your pennsylvania. another chance of showers coming in thursday and friday. but it looks like the weekend is going to start dry. i'll take a look at the ten-day outlook when i'm back in ten minutes. vai? >> thank you, bill. 11 minutes past 4:00 a.m. on
this tuesday. last tuesday, the month of april, let's check in with jessica boyington to help you navigate your way to work on route 42 and south jersey. possibly road construction at this hour. jessica? >> always road construction, vai, especially when you get towards the point of 42 and 95 coming together. we see the lane restrictions there. not setting anybody back too much as you can see in deptford. route 41, no problems. five-minute drive time from 55 up toward the walt whitman bridge. construction on the delaware memorial bridge affecting traffic that's headed into delaware from new jersey. just a partial lane closure so far. no backups yet. >> 63 degrees right now in philadelphia. 12 minutes past 4:00 a.m. off limits at least for you. forget visiting the popular eight-mile wildlife drive and trail at this atlantic county wildlife refuge. next, hear why the feds forced it to close. i'm tracy davidson live at
the national constitution center as we continue our live coverage of primary day in delaware and pennsylvania. next, i'll take you inside this interactive exhibit headed to the white house. remember, nbc 10 is your place for election night coverage tonight. we'll have live updates throughout the evening. the nbc10.com team will provide you behind the scenes access to our newsroom. and be sure to watch nbc 10 news at 11:00 for up to the minute results.
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by you. sanders: i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. welcome back on this primary day, 2016. voters head to the polls in delaware and pennsylvania. we're live here at the national constitution center to make sure you're prepared for this election season. a greatç resource is this exhit
here behind me. it's called headed to the white house. nbc 10 is the media sponsor. we've teamed up with the national constitution center to walk you through every step of the political process. take a look. the exhibit is full of interactive experiences that really walk you through running for office while learning the history of the presidential process. you can declare your candidacy, make a political ad, even sit in the oval office. you'll also learn the rules of the election process including a term we've heard a lot this year. contested convention. that will happen if none of the candidates get the majority of delegates to win the primary. for democrats, the number, the key number of delegates is 2,383. for republicans, it's 1,237. if no candidate reaches those totals before the party conventions this summer, that sets up a contested convention. >> technically, a contested convention is any convention where no one candidate has a
majority going into the convention but there's still a chance it could be worked out before the voting actually starts happening and there still might be a candidate who wins on the first ballot. >> now, if no one wins on that first ballot, the delegates become unbound and they vote again. when they become unbound delegates can vote for whatever they want to and don't have to support who they pledged to vote for in the primaries. you heard the candidates talk about delegates and just how many are needed to win the nomination. ahead in the next half hour, we'll take a closer look at the delegate count and explain how delegates are selected both in pennsylvania and delaware. that's coming up. vai? >> thank you, tracy. traffic is back to normal on the pennsylvania turnpike eesh afas after an accident shut it down for hours. a tractor-trailer overturned on a car. an 18-year-old new jersey woman driving that car died. the tractor-trailer driver is in the hospital but is expected to survive. crews worked all night to clear
the scene for the morning rush. officials temporarily closed large sections of a popular jersey shore wildlife refugeç fix damage caused by hurricane sandy. crews are using heavy machinery at the foresithe national wildlife refuge in galloway township. the eight-mohile drive is close to people. residents are disappointed about the timing. >> this is a great time to be out here in the spring with all the birds and everything coming back. so it is disappointing that it's at this time of the year. >> officials say congress set a dead lien requiring the work to be finished by the fall. now yb your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> we are getting a warm start
this morning. saw some storms in parts of the area overnight. there's a possibility we'll see more storms later today. right now, live view of center city from the adventure aquarium. completely dry and mild. 62 degrees in philadelphia. that's where we'll be at 6:00 this morning. we'll see sunshine this morning and some clouds near 70 degrees by 9:00. seven day is scrolling at the bottom of the screen. it will be a warmer day than it was yesterday. it's followed by cooler weather on the way. 58 in trenton and mt. holly. allentown 55 and 56 in atlantic city. this is much warmer than yesterday. 21 degrees warmer for vineland and up by ten in wilmington this morning. you can feel it first thing. you won't need that jacket that you needed yesterday. the temperatures will take off this afternoon to summer-like levels. low 80s for south philadelphia with showers developing during the afternoon hours. dry in the pennsylvania suburbs for most of the morning. but the lehigh valley could see
late morning showers as temperatures top out in the low 70s for bethlehem. 78 degrees in easton today. sunshine to start with in delaware and south jersey. near 80 degrees for hamilton township, into the 80s for haddonfield. those showers, thunderstorms hold off until this afternoon. they will be scattered inç new jersey at the jersey shore. there's a possibility of storms as we go into the afternoon hours. look at linwood, 81 degrees, wildwood, warmer than yesterday, up to 78 and 83 for dover, low 80s in wilmington with the storms developing later in the day. in fact, we may see quick heating and those thunderstorm development -- or the thunderstorm development for later today could produce stronger storms in delaware and south jersey. right now that activity is to the north. you can see another line of showers and thunderstorms moving into the ohio valley and northwestern pennsylvania. there's more to keep track of during the day today. that first line of showers, clear at 8:00 this morning. we'll see scattered clouds but we could see those showers
arrive in the allentown area. that's at 10:00 this morning. scattered showers, that first wave goes through. during the late afternoon as things really heat up, here comes the potential for stronger storms. that's 2:00 in the afternoon. the lehigh valley into berks county and then into the pennsylvania suburbs offshore. that first round. then another potentially developing as the afternoon goes on and into the evening hours. keep an eye on the sky this afternoon, especially. this morning, sunshine breaks through the clouds. 83 this afternoon, turning cooler tomorrow, 66 and then more rain will keep us chillier for thursday and friday. we get a break just in time for the first part of the weekend. later on sunday, we may be dry for the blue cross run in the morning but in the afternoon, there's a chance of showers, 68 degrees and a chance of showers will stay with us for monday, tuesday, wednesday and into thursday. vai? >> thank you, bill. 4:21 this tuesday morning. you may be going to or from work
using the roosevelt boulevard, north or southbound, we want to help you out. by we i mean jessica boyington. >> boulevard looks okay whether you're heading to or from work. this is right around wissahickon avenue. not a lot of cars on the road right now, whether you're headed north or southbound towards the schuylkill expressway, you're good to go. fayette street and east 13thç avenue in plymouth, an accident to watch out for. in tredyffrin township, construction, route 252 is closed between yellow springs road and valley forge road. vai? espn is reporting the lakers will consider jay wright for their head coaching opening after wright's big win with the wildcats. he's reportedly on the short list for the head coaching spot for the lakers. a villanova spokesperson told us they don't comment on speculation. 63 degrees outside.
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teachers say the arrangement is good for everyone. >> we need to make sure that everybody understands that they may learn a little bit differently or need a little bit more support and that we are accommodating and we're making it work here and if we can make it work here, then it can work anywhere. >> we're trying to help them be part of our community and not feel left out. >> april is autism awareness month. colonial students have spent the past few weeks learning about the condition. that's terrific. this weekend, thousands will run in a philadelphia tradition. the blue cross broad street run is this sunday and for the second year in a row we'll be broadcasting the entire event live on nbc 10. from start to finishç and everywhere in between, we've got you covered on sunday. nbc 10 airs the blue cross broad street run live on sunday. our coverage begins at 8:00 a.m. then join us on friday for ready, set, run. the experts show us what runners
need to do in the days before the race. we'll also show you the best places to watch along the course. and what's new at this year's health and wellness expo. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> it's a warm one. 4:27. 63 degrees. some clouds overhead. i'm tracking showers and potentially strong thunderstorms for later today. your neighborhood forecast just ahead. jessica boyington watching roads in the first alert traffic center. jessica? >> that's right, bill. we're watching route 73 in water ford, new jersey, right around the white horse pike. if all of our roads stayed like this through rush hour. not a lot of cars in that direction. we'll highlight the schuylkill expressway when i'm back at 4:30. i'm tracy davidson live at the national constitution center. next at 4:30, pennsylvania and delaware both holding primaries today. coming up, i'll show you why both states are very different in their rules.
nbc 10 news starts now. time to vote. today it is pennsylvania and delaware's turn in the national spotlight. with the nomination picture still uncertain, hundreds of delegates are up for grabs for both political parties. races in pennsylvania are being held today for attorney general and senator as people in delaware will vote for a new governor. and we're tracking primary day showers as we take a live look at boathouse row along the schuylkill all lit up. the rain is moving out right now. if you plan on heading to the