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another round of rain and storms coming this afternoon as we take a live look there at center city philadelphia from high above. good morning. and welcome to "nbc 10 news today," on primary day, i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. live at the national constitution center, it is primary day. voters going to the polls in pennsylvania and delaware. coming up, we'll take a closer look at what role they will play in choosing the democratic and republican nominee for president. we'll also look at the local races and we'll take you inside this interactive exhibit here at the national constitution center called headed to the white house. all that in just a minute. first, let's get you caught up on the weather for voting day, primary day with nbc 10 first alert meteorologist bill henley. >> getting a mild start after storms overnight. dry in philadelphia, 59 degrees. clouds in the pennsylvania suburbs, starting to see a little bit of sunshine break through the clouds in delaware. we'll see a quick warmup to 70 degrees at 9:00. look at the noontime temperature closer to 80 degrees at this
hour. and the temperatures will warm to summer-like levels. 82 degrees in delaware. at the shore, chillier, 76 degrees. certainly not cool and 83 in philadelphia. the heat, though, will likely fuel more showers and thunderstorms. we're watching the radar screen and the temperatures will be climbing into the 80s to help fuel more storms later today. and that's going to develop a few showers possibly for the evening commute. we'll go through each region neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in ten minutes. jessica boyington right now has first alert traffic. we're watching 422. this is around route 29. we have a disabled vehicle into the center median. that's headed westbound, though. less traffic heading into that direction. eastbound is where we watch it at this time at least towards the schuylkill expressway. still no problems at this point yet.
also in plymouth, still an accident is active on fayette street and east 13th avenue. and some construction heading from new jersey into delaware, it's not going to be as big of a nuisance as it was earlier last week. we have a partial lane closure heading into delaware from new jersey. no backups right now. vai? >> our decision 2016 coverage continues now. today is primary election day in pennsylvania and in delaware. and some other states along the east coast. let's talk about the bigger question. how much do these primaries matter? how special a role do these voters in these states play? by the time the presidential race is usually make it to our region every four years we usually have a good idea of who the nominees are going to be. not this year. sara winski who developed the headed to the white house exhibit here at the national
constitution center says pennsylvania and delaware could be key in deciding who wins the nominations because there's no clear winner in the party. 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 at a polling place in bristol, bucks county. matt, what do voters need to know going to the polls today? >> reporter: first off, we're just about an hour away until the polls open in pennsylvania and delaware. they're open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. new jersey voters are not heading to theç polls today. right here at the bristol township building one of the many places where you can vote today. one of the many polling places in our area. big day. it is a closed primary. that means you can only vote for the kanes in the party which you're registered. if you don't have a party affiliation, you will not be
able to select your choice for president today. as far as identification, in pennsylvania you only need proof of identity if you're voting for the first time. in delaware, you will be asked for i.d. but if you don't have one, you'll have to sign a form before you can vote. there's quite a bit to keep in mind today. if you have questions, there's a voter protection and rights hot line you can call. >> voting is our most fundamental right. it's the best way to show and be involved in our democracy. so voting is very important to just about everybody. so anyone with any question at all can have those questions answered. >> and that hot line number is 866-our-vote. 866-our-vote. you can call it all day, before you vote or if you have a problem at the polls. it's nonpartisan and the folks are there to help you out. a couple of interesting facts i found out about voting as we take a look at this polling location that opens about an
hour from now. in delaware you cannot wear items supporting a particular candidate. you have three minutes and then a worker may come to assist and move things along. in pennsylvania, there were 4 million registered democrats and 3 million registered republicans. we'll see how many show up today. live in bristol township, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. >> all right, matt, thanks for that. this summer's conventions, especially for the republicans could be historic. ahead in the next few minutes we'll talk about what a contested convention is and what it means and how the political drama could play out. vai? >> see you then, tracy. thank you. hillary clinton meanwhile will be watching the results coming from the primaries at the convention center in center city philadelphia. this is clinton yesterday in delaware. she'll be in indiana today before coming back to the area for çtonight's watch party. if you want to see her -- see where the other candidates are today, click on decision 2016 on the nbc 10 app.
now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> one minute away from sunrise. we'll get sunshine before more showers and possibly some thunderstorms show up during the day today. bottom of the screen, you'll find your seven-day forecast which if you've seen it, you know it's going to be a warm one. in fact, the warmest day of the next seven. that will likely fuel showers and thunderstorms in the next round. it's moving through northwestern pennsylvania. there have been a couple lightning bolts detected with that line of showers. that first line will likely come through the philadelphia area just as some light rainfall. that could happen by later this morning. these moderate showers and the heavier downpours may hold off until later this afternoon and into the evening hours when the temperatures are at the warmest and the two are associated. right now, we're warmer than yesterday morning. 63 degrees in south jersey. the pennsylvania suburbs have dropped into the low 50s in
unionville, exton 54 and collegeville is 53 degrees. no sign of the 60s. not far from it in bensalem, 57 degrees. that's our starting point. a big warmup into the 80s this afternoon. philadelphia, 9:00, dry, 70 degrees, 1:00 this afternoon, 81. might see a brief shower. then later this afternoon, there's your chance of some showers and thunderstorms. for the pennsylvania suburbs, 60s, near 80 at 1:00 this afternoon. the chance of storms into the afternoon hours and for the lehigh valley, dry this morning to start with but late this morning, early this afternoon and during the afternoon, scattered showers and thunderstorms. i'm not expecting an all-day rainfall. that possibility of storms will stay with us into the afternoon hours. dry in delaware and south jersey, 70 degrees at 9:00. by 1:00 this afternoon, both areas into the 80s. that's fuel for storms. you'll see them later this afternoon and into this(çevenin.
possibly for your evening commute. and the jersey shore, dry to start with, the storms will be rolling through later in the day there, too. 74 degrees this afternoon. so the next five days, a warm one today with summer-like storms but turning cooler tomorrow. a chance we'll get more wet weather for the end of the workweek. that's the next five. we'll add another five to that with the ten-day outlook when i'm back in ten minutes. vai? 6:08. nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington giving us an update on 422. i can't tell whether it's a disabled vehicle or somebody got pulled over. >> he was here by himself a few moments ago. probably disabled. now we have a penndot crew member on the screen trying -- trying to get out of the center median. most cars are heading into the right-hand lane. this is headed westbound on 422. we typically don't see a lot of
delays there. we typically see is headed eastbound, towards the schuylkill. the blue route is doing okay. you're headed southbound from the schuylkill to 95, you're still at a 15-minute trip with speeds into the mid-60s. over in camden, new jersey, this is on route 38 around airport circle. no big backups at all. all traffic moving along nicely. just a few cars behind that. the rest of the area bridges if you're heading into philadelphia are doing okay. we had earlier construction. that was closing the burlington bristol bridge. it's now clear, open and no scheduled openings on the tacony palmyra. the commodore barry is also nice and clear. vai? >> thank you, jessica. today is a special day one montgomery county elementary school. we'll show you what students are doing to raise awareness about autism. i'm tracy davidson live from the national constitution center on this primary day. coming up, we'll explain contested conventions and how it could happen for either party. also we want to remind you that
our live team coverage of primary day 2016 continues now. voters will go to the polls in pennsylvania and delaware. polls open in just less than an hour. we're here live at the national constitution center
to help you be prepared for this election season. there is a great resource on the election process. it's an exhibit, an interactive exhibit 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.
it will walk you through running for office while going through the history of the process. you'll learn about 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 primaries. for the democrats, ié'r 2,383. for republicans it's 1,237. if no candidate reaches those totals before the party convention 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 the first ballot, the delegates become unbound and they vote again. when they become unbound,
delegates can vote for anyone they want to. they don't have to support who they pledged to vote for in the primaries. for months you heard candidates talk about delegates and how many are needed to win the nomination. ahead in the next half hour, we'll explain how they are selected in delaware and pennsylvania. it's different. vai. traffic is back to normal on the pennsylvania turnpike eastbound after a deadly accident shut it down for hours last night. a tractor-trailer overturned on top of a car in bensalem, bucks county. the 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. let's check in with nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. >> the rest of the majors, we're doing okay so far. we still are watching a problem on 422 around route 29.
this is on the westbound side where you can see traffic still moving along by the scene. fortunately, this disabled vehicle is into the center medi median. not for him but the rest of the traffic passing the scene. we might see clearing of this soon eastbound. the opposite direction, you can start to see maybe a little bit of gaper delay. also morning volume. we probably only have an increase of two minutes here. speeds starting to drop down still we're in the high 50s there as well. just a little bit slow. in plymouth, the accident scene is active on fayette street and east 13th avenue. the pa turnpike looks okay. we're still in the green as you can see. westbound or eastbound, at the most it will take you 22 minutes from route 1 to valley forge. speeds into the 60s. mass transit, a great alternate for you this morning. everything is running on time or close to schedule. >> thank you, jessica. now your nbc 10 first alert
weather. >> let's check in now with nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather bill pen henley. this is the reason we have neighborhood weather, it will be different in different areas. >> very different. we have clouds moving through, we also have sunshine. sun is getting up earlier and earlier. today will be 2 minutes and 20 seconds longer than yesterday. that additional sunshine will help with heating this afternoon. today will be a warm one. 60s is normal. the seven-day forecast at the bottom of the screen shows the temperatures into the 80s. the sunshine won't be around all day, though it is much warmer and dry for the morning commute. clouds will be bringing in a chance of some showers and thunderstorms along with summer-like warmth. the best chance of storms will be this afternoon and into the evening hours. but then it will be clearing out during the evening hours and temperatures will get cooler overnight tonight. you'll notice that with the
seven-day at the bottom of the screen. no sign of any chill this morning. south jersey, that's the warm spot at 63 degrees. some 50s for new jersey, turnersville, voorhees 57 degrees. swedesboro is 55. we're starting off warmer and we'll see the temperatures take off ahead of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. philadelphia 81 degrees by 1:00, a chance of storms later today. 9:00, completely dry in the pennsylvania suburbs but the chance of storms as we go into the late morning and afternoon hours. 77 degrees. for the lehigh valley, the storms are likely to pop up during the afternoon hours. delaware, you'll get enough sunshine toç warm to 81 degree before storms develop. but that heat will fuel storms later today in delaware and south jersey. and the jersey shore won't be as warm as the rest of the area but that's a significant warmup compared to yesterday. 76 degrees at 1:00 this afternoon, during the late
afternoon and evening hours is when we could see storms develop. the first round of storms, they're completely offshore. we'll start off dry. there are showers just to the north and farther to the northwest. that's the line we're watching for later this morning and this afternoon. the futurecast shows some showers possible. that's at 10:00 this morning. that line will sweep through philadelphia. that is not likely to produce storms but as we go into the afternoon, another line of spotty showers will develop. that's 1:30 in the afternoon. and the heating that take place in delaware and south jersey especially will make it more likely that you'll see stronger storms roll through there later this afternoon and into the evening hours. got some wet weather ahead today. as you can see, not going to be an all-day rainfall. for philadelphia, 83 this afternoon, look at the cooldown as we clear out for tomorrow. 66 and chillier for thursday and friday. that's below normal for thursday and friday. we will get some much-needed rain. we will get a dry day.
potentially one dry day this weekend, saturday, as there are showers due in later on sunday. dry for the blue cross broad street run. a chance of showers monday, tuesday and wednesday. toward the end of the week we'll be drying out and warming up back gnat 7into the 70s. vai. >> thank you, bill. the students, parents and staff at one montgomery county elementary school are helping to raise awareness about autism. students at colonial elementary school in plymouth meeting, montgomery county, spent weeks building join the autism ribbons. today the kids will hold up the ribbon outside the school. april is autism awareness month and colonial students have been learning about the condition. in the school district, children with autism work and learn alongside their peers. teachers say that arrangement is perfect for everyone.ç >> 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, you know, accommodating and we're making it work here and if
we can make it work here, then, you know, it can work anywhere. >> we're trying to help them be part of our community and not feel left out. >> that is a very mature young lady right there. the district says today's event is part of an effort to send the message that autism affects us all. 21 minutes past 6:00 a.m. it is 59 degrees right now in philadelphia. our primary day coverage continues this morning. tracy davidson is live for us this morning at the national constitution center. good morning, tracy. >> good morning, vai. we've been out here all the morning getting you ready for primary day. polls open in just more than a half hour. wee have everything you need to know about the races today. coming up, what you need to take with you if you plan to vote today. also, we'll tell you how to get election results as they come in.
the blue cross broad street run is this sunday. for the secondç queer inyear i we'll be broadcasting on nbc 10 and telemundo 62. nbc 10 airs the blue cross broad street run live on sunday. our coverage begins at 8:00 this morning. join us on friday for red, set, run. the experts show us what runners need to do in the days leading up to the race. we'll also show you the best places to watch along the course if you're going and what's new at this year's health and wellness expo. good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with a quick check on your first alert traffic. we're doing okay for the most part on a lot of our majors. right now we're watching 422 still for this disabled vehicle here over into the center median. we did just have a police officer get to the scene. he just left. we're seeing delays on opposite
side, eastbound around route 29. more updates on this for you when i come back. we'll check in with the schuylkill expressway and see how it's doing over there. let's get a check on today's forecast with meteorologist bill henley. >> we're seeing clouds move through but we're also getting sunshine. it is dry as storms roll through overnight. you may need your umbrella this afternoon, more storms likely to pop up with temperatures that are starting off warm. right now, 59 degrees at 6:26 here at nbc 10. >> i'm tracy davidson live at the national constitution center. we are now just about a half hour away from
polls opening on this primary day in pennsylvania and delaware. we're talking about why your vote really matters today. more than it has in a long time, when we come back.
it is 6:30 on this primary day in pennsylvania and delaware. polls open in about half an hour and your vote could really have an impact on this year's race for the white house. delaware county home reduced to nothing but bear bones after this fire rips through this morning. and wait until you feel how warm it is when you step outside this morning as you leave the house. grab an umbrella before you're heading out, sun coming up, good morning. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson, live at the national constitution center on this primary day in pennsylvania and delaware. this morning, we're taking a closer look at how voters in both states will play a more major role in choosing the democratic and republican nominees for president. we'll get to that in a moment. first, let's begin with first alert meteorologist bill henley for your neighborhood forecast. bill? >> a much warmer start this morning and dry right now. we did see storms come through overnight. right now, just some clouds that
are moving through our area. to the north, that's where we can see scattered showers, just clearing the pocono mountains. the next round is coming in from the west. and that will likely be moving into parts of our area later this morning. with temperatures climbing into the 80s today, that heat is going to fuel some showers and thunderstorms could see strong storms later today. lots of clouds remain. we're getting breaks of sunshine in the pennsylvania suburbs and delaware, too. that's the view from frawley stadium this morning. sunshine to start with. 79 degrees. that's by lunch time. in fact, each one of our areas is going to see a big warmup today. much warmer than yesterday. yesterday's high in philadelphia was 77. we'll be in the 80s today. 77 for the pennsylvania suburbs with showers developing during the afternoon for new jersey at the shore. 70s today. we'll go through the futurecast, hour by hour to show you when you can expect the storms to roll in this afternoon. that's when i'm back in ten minutes.
let's see how traffic is moving, it it's moving. jessica boyington has traffic. >> we do have some problems out there. this one in westville, new jersey, a disabled vehicle on 295 northbound around exit 25 around delsea drive. no big backups but the right lane is closed. definitely something that could impact your morning commute. out in lower marion, an accident on lancaster avenue and city avenue. nowing with big delays on 422. this is right around route 29. the delays are just normal rush hour delays eastbound towards the schuylkill expressway. here is where we're watching a disabled vehicle that is over into the center median. still moving by the scene nicely. as you can see, we are seeing more of a delay heading eastbound towards the schuylkill. more updates when i'm back in the next ten. vai? >> now to decision 2016 and all eyes are looking east in the presidential race with primaries today in pennsylvania and delaware. also maryland, connecticut and rhode island.
and front-runners hillary clinton and donald trump are expecting wins in several states, especially in pennsylvania which carries the most delegates. why do these primaries matter? this year more than most. by this time every four years we kbrushlly know w ll lly -- usua the nominee will most likely be. sara winski told us that pennsylvania and delaware could be key in deciding who will win the nomination, especially when it comes to the republican raceç >> every delegate counts. especially on the republican side. you know, we dop the knn't know going to happen or if either party will be able to get -- any candidate in either party will be able to get enough support beforehand. >> now, winning your vote is just the first step for the white house candidate. who as you heard are really after delegates. now let's go to the polls. nbc 10's matt delucia is at a
polling station in bristol, bucks county. matt, not everyone can vote. walk us through the rules today. >> pennsylvania and delaware have what are known as closed primaries. meaning it's party specific. more on that in just a moment. first off, we're less than a half hour from the polls opening in pennsylvania and delaware. the bristol township building is one of the many polling places throughout our area. polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. in both states. new jersey is not voting today. what about identification? in pennsylvania, you only need some proof of identification if you are voting for the first time. in delaware you'll be asked for i.d. if you don't have one, you have to sign a form before you can vote. quite a bit to keep in mind today. there's a voter protection and rights hot line you can call. that hot line number is 866-our-vote. 866-our-vote. you can call it all day, before you vote or if you have problems at the polls. before you do head out the door, bear in mind that the primaries
as i mentioned do work a little bit differently than a general election. >> the main thing is that this is a closed primary. so only people who are registered as democrats or republicans can vote in the democratic primary and in the republican primary. those are the only people who can vote in the actual presidential primary. there are other questions on the ballot that people can vote in. if you want to vote on the primary stuff, be a registered democrat or registered republican. >> if you want to know where you are voting specifically, your specific polling location we we have links to the state voter websites on nbc10.com and the nbc 10 app. live inç bristol township, buc county, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. thanks for that. your vote is the spark behind today's primaries in delaware and pennsylvania. that spark will fuel the delegates in the presidential races. in pennsylvania, the democrats will be going after 189
delegates handsed out proport n proportionately based on total votes. for the republicans, the winning candidate gets 17 delegates but there are 54 unbound delegates up for grabs. those unbound delegates can back anyone they want. >> you can kind of find out by doing a little research who they say they're going to maybe support. they might say they support the statewide winner or district winner or certain candidate. they're really not bound to do that. once they get to convention they can vote for whoever they want. >> delaware, a state much smaller than pennsylvania has fewer delegates. for the rains there are 16 delegates. it's winner take all. for the democrats there are 21 delegates awarded proportionately just like in pennsylvania. today's primaries are about more than the presidential election. there are a number of local races. coming up, we'll take a look at the race for attorney general in pennsylvania and look at how voter turnout could impact those local races. vai? >> thank you, tracy. from our delaware bureau, students, faculty and parents are trying to figure out how to move forward after a student was
killed inside a bathroom at howard high school last week. nbc 10's pamela osborne is in wilmington. >> vai, good morning. over the paragraph several days, we've seen a memorial for amy grow. we've seen frustration growing in this community as people wait to hear that there has been an arrest, that chargeshave been file. it hasn't happened yet. we learned at a commune meetiit meeting that charges are likely coming by the end of the week. 16-year-old amy joyner-francis died of her injuries following a fight at howard high school of technology. police say at least two girls fought the victim in the bathroom. the medical examiner's reportç citing the exact cause of death isn't complete. it's crucial evidence as are social media posts which allegedly show the fight as it happened. >> is it necessary to step out
and say not in my school. not in my community. not in my state. >> reporter: police have been sifting through those posts. meanti meantime, tonight at 7:00 and again tomorrow, parents are invited to attend a meeting to discuss what has happened and what will happen in light of thursday's fatal confrontation. reporting in wilmington, i'm pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. and new video in to nbc 10 this morning shows a huge ball of fire that swallowed up a delaware county home this morning. fire cruise tell us the fire started on dogwood hill lane in chadds ford about 2:00 this morning. it took crews about two hours to put it out. but you can see, there's not much left of that home. state police tell us no one was hurt. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> we're starting off with clouds and some warm temperatures this morning. no sign of any rain right now. we did have storms roll through
the wilmington area last night. your seven-day forecast shows we're in for a big warmup today. the heat today is going to fuel more storms. and this is the line we're watching. this line is on the move, expected to move into our area, parts of the area by later this morning. philadelphia, we could see scattered showers at 10:30 this morning. that's our first opportunity for rainfall. then we'll get a break from the rain. look at the sunshine, clear skies for parts of delaware and south jersey. while another round of showers is developing by 2:00 this afternoon in the lehigh valley. and some of the pennsylvania suburbs. that line is going to warm into -- move into the warmer air and this is where we could see storms pop up during the afternoon. that's 3:00 in the afternoon, even more likely as it gets later in the afternoon. and into the evening hours. that's 4:30 during the evening commute. we will likely see some wet weather. as you can see, it's not going to be an all-day rainfall. by &:dañ this evening, those showers push into southern delaware and offshore. they'll be fast movers.
we could see heavy downpours as well as gusty winds. there was small hail with the storms overnight in wilmington. can't completely rule that out later today. what i will show you is the warmup we're in store for. 59 degrees, 81 degrees by 1:00 this afternoon. storms more likely this afternoon in philadelphia during the afternoon than the morning hours. sunshine breaking through the pennsylvania suburbs. middle 70s by 11:00. scattered showers climbing into the upper 70s, near 80 degrees this afternoon. that's when we'll see showers and thunderstorms develop. sunshine will break through the clouds in the lehigh valley. showers likely keeping temperatures cooler in the lehigh valley. 77 degrees by 3:00 this afternoon. it's into the low 80s for new jersey and for delaware as well. and that's where we'll see some showers, even at the shore, some late-day showers and thunderstorms. as you can see by the seven-day, this is not the only tine the for wet weather this week.
i have the ten-day outlook when i'm back in ten minutes. >> thank you, bill. 19, 20 minutes before 7:00 a.m. if you're driving to center city or through center city, most likely you'll be on the vine street expressway. jessica boyington, how does the vine look right now? >> we are starting to see delays, vai. just a few moments ago, this was almost at a complete standstill. no major problems causing this. just some normal morning rush hour volume on its way right now. here is eastbound towards 95. no problems heading in that direction. 95 southbound around allegheny, there is an accident just reported over into the left lane. small delays into center city there. we're also seeing delays in the schuylkill. there's a disabled vehicle eastbound around the 30th street off ramp with a tow truck on scene. eight minutes from the blue route to the vine. speeds into the 40s. 59 degrees in bala cynwyd at 6:41. 20 minutes away from polling
opening to voters in tracy joins me live this morning from the national constitution center. hi, tracy. >> hi, vai. we're taking a closer look at the local races in pennsylvania. we'll also talk about the impact of voter turnout. stay with nbc 10 all day. we have you covered on everything you need to know about this primary day. live updates all day long, on air, online and on the nbc 10 app. watch for all the results here on nbc 10 news at 11:00 tonight. why should we trust a harrisburg politician
like steve santarsiero who will say anything to win an election? after claiming credit for passing universal background checks
for all gun purchases, "santarsiero admitted in an interview that he didn't write pennsylvania's gun safety law." his campaign brags about his accomplishments, but "in fact, he has failed in 54 attempts to get any legislation on the books." we just cant trust steve santarsiero. i'm shaughnessy naughton, and i approve this message because we deserve better. our live team coverage of primary day 2016 continues now. voters in pennsylvania and delaware go to the polls in about 15 minutes. we've been focused on the presidential race. let's talk about a couple local races so you're updated on that. four democrats running for u.s.
senate in pennsylvania. joseph vodvarka, katie mcginty, fetterman and sestak. in the race for pennsylvania attorney general, the democratic battle is between northampton county d.a. john morganelli, montgomery county commissioner josh shapiroç and allegheny district attorney steven phen zappa zappala. on the republican side, john rafferty is facing federal prosecutor joe peters. kathleen kane decided not to run for re-election. another race we're following is the one for pennsylvania's second congressional district. that's where incompetent democrat chaka fattah is hoping to hang on to his seat while dealing with federal corruption charges. three candidates are challenging fattah who has represented that district since 1995. your vote will have a big impact on today's primaries. especially because of voter turnout. experts we've talked to say voter turnout matters, especially for the democrats this year. one political analyst suggests that a high female turnout could
benefit pennsylvania senate candidate katie mcginty while a big millennial vote would boost bernie sanders. nick marzano said it's his goal to show young people why it's important to vote. >> when you see members who get a chance to talk to their council member, get a chance to talk to their state rep and realize these are folks that live down the street from them, that they can run into and have a real, tangible impact on their city, their eyes open up and they get hooked for life. >> only 20% of registered voters showed up for the polls in the 2012 pennsylvania primely. we'll see what that number looks like today. for everything you need to know, check out the nbc 10 app. it's a free download. vai? >> we'll check back with you in a few minutes. this week nbc 10 is bringing you the stauffer riz of brazil as it prepares for the summer olympic
games. jacqueline london travelled to rio de janeiro where she found a taste of philly. we saw rows and rose of food, fresh, delicious, in this market. very much likes like the reading terminal market. you can buy fruit that you can't find here in the states, like guava. jacqueline tried the codç fish cake with a drizzle of olive oil. >> that's so good. >> yes, it is good. >> check this out. see that guy wearing the eagles jersey? our guides were a brother and sister from rio who spent years living here in philly. >> what does he like most about philly besides the eagles? >> the food. the food is awesome. philly cheese steak, i miss it so much. >> oh, yeah, that's what i'm talking about. coming up, they'll tell us what every philadelphia needs to know about rio. it's in our special rio 100, airing tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. right here on nbc 10.
>> now your nbc 10 first alert weather. let's check nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather right now. it's a forecast you're not going to get anywhere else. the focus is on where you live and what you need to know with that information. bill? >> range of conditions this morning. we saw showers and thunderstorms overnight. clouds are overhead and we're getting a warm start this morning. it is a warmup today to near summer-like levels. we see it on the seven-day forecast. getting sunshine, 59 degrees in philadelphia. low 50s in the pennsylvania suburbs. still in the 60s in south jersey. a couple spots in philadelphia are staying in the low 60s right now. well, they've just cooled down. 59 degrees. these are constantly updating from thousands of observations from the weather underground. we've teamed with them to bring you neighborhood weather. those storms you may have heard overnight are offshore. the next round is exiting the pocono mountains. it is to the west. those showers that are rolling through western pennsylvania and
into central pennsylvania, that's the next wet weathermaker for us. we could see some heavy downpours during the day. if it's not going to be an all-day rainfall, however. you'll see breaks of sunshine for that quick warmup. by 5:00 this afternoon, we'll see the totals picking up. in fact, by 7:00 this evening, closer to three-quarter inch in swedesboro while philadelphia tops a third of an inch of rainfall. that's one computer model. it shows you that we will see some rainfall during theç day today. that's not our only chance of rain in the coming days. today showers and thunderstorms after some sunshine this morning and that quick warmup to 83 degrees, look at the cooldown tomorrow. it's a sharp contrast in temperatures that can give you the strong storms that may develop this afternoon. come thursday and friday, that's rain. doesn't look like we'll be in for storms but the rain will keep us cooler in the 50s. cool for this time of year and drying out for the beginning of the weekend, saturday, but sunday we may see some showers
move in after the broad street run. most likely those are afternoon showers. by monday, more rain, keep us in the 60s for tuesday, a chance of showers that will continue into wednesday. another warmup later next week. by thursday afternoon, sunshine, a few scattered clouds and 71 degrees. the seven-day forecast is always scrolling at the bottom of the screen. once a half hour you'll get a look beyond the seven day with our ten-day outlook. let's get a check with first alert traffic and jessica boyington. jessica is checking on 422. i just saw a tow truck pull up in front of that car that's been on the shoulder for at least an hour, maybe two. >> not affecting the traffic on the westbound side. this poor car has been stuck over into the center median on the grass for quite some time. you can see most of the traffic is pushed over into the right-hand shoulder naturally. we have cones and road flares.
we are watching the eastbound side. more delays headed toward the schuylkill expressway, a 13-minute trip now. we're in the yellow from 29 to the schuylkill expressway. average speeds are dropping. now they're into the 40s. we're seeing ongoing construction on 95. those off ramps are closed from girard, aramingo and allegheny. also passing an accident scene around allegheny headed southbound. vai. >> 59 degrees right now in philadelphia at 6:52. coming up, a check of the day's headlines and the stories you need to know as you head out the door. it's primary day and polls open in just a couple of minutes.ç we take a live look at levittown, bucks county. we'll tell you what you need with you today when you head out to vote.
this is primary day 2016. voters will
go to the polls in pennsylvania and delaware and the polls open in just a couple of minutes. the polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. this morning until 8:00 tonight in both states. registered voters can cast a ballot for their presidential candidate they want to represent their party. other races in pennsylvania include u.s. senator and state attorney general. in pennsylvania, you will need i.d. if you are voting for the first time. in delaware you will be asked for i.d. if you don't have it you'll have to sign a form before you can vote. nbc 10 has you covered all day. we'll let you know of voting problems that pop up and we'll have results as soon as they come in. vai? >> thank you, tracy. later today, parents and students will meet at howard highç school of technology wher a 16-year-old student died after a fight in the bathroom. a town hall was held last night to talk about the death of amy
joyner-francis last thursday. the police chief says there are three persons of interest and charges should be filed by the end of the week. a home in delaware county turned into a huge ball of fire. fire crews tell us that fire started at this home on dogwood hill lane in chadds ford at 2:00 this morning. it took about two hours to put that fire out. crews worked all night to clear a crash from the pennsylvania turnpike at bensalem. all lanes are back open. the crash killed an 18-year-old woman from south jersey. good morning, everyone. jessica boyington watching first alert traffic. we're trying to show you 422 where we still have a disabled vehicle over into the center median. it's not slow by the scene headed westbound. but it's slow headed eastbound past that scene with gaper delay and towards the schuylkill expressway. we're watching some construction. there's actually paving going on around the toll plaza before the
commodore barry bridge. if you're headed westbound on route 322 you may see lane restrictions and backups there. also construction heading into delaware over the delaware memorial bridge. not going to be a big nuisance like it was earlier last week. we only have a partial lane closure. no backups on to 295 or the new jersey turnpike. in plymouth, this accident scene finally cleared. no more big delays on fayette street and east 13th avenue. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> some sunshine, some clouds and we're watching for showers. right now it's completely dry in philadelphia. did see showers first thing this morning to the north. you can see them exiting the pocono mountains right now. that's the view of the satellite and radar together. to the west, a chance of some more showers. that's going to be coming in during the day today. we'll see those showers and a possibility of thunderstorms later this afternoon. that'sç going to give us
summer-like conditions for today. you can count on nbc 10 to give you the latest. right now, 62 degrees in south jersey. look at delaware at 56. low 50s for the pennsylvania suburbs. there are some cooler spots right now. 56 degrees in west bradford township, phoenixville is 55 and collegeville is 63 degrees currently. the forecast, next three days, well, today, we got the storms with temperatures into the 80s for philadelphia. but look at the cooldown for tomorrow. same story for the pennsylvania suburbs in the lehigh valley. could see strong storms develop this afternoon. much cooler and more rainfall heading into the area for thursday. and at the shore, temperatures in the 70s today. 50s with some rain for later in the week. vai? >> bill, thank you. count on nbc 10 to bring you election coverage throughout the day. live coverage on air, online and on the nbc 10 app. that's where you'll get all the results that are coming in sent right to your phone. we'll be back here to talk about
the rules. have a great day. go perform your civic duty and vote. right? >> yes, at least once. >> there you go. good morning. mixed messages. the agreement between ted cruz and john kasich to divvy up states to try to stop donald trump already starting to fray. >> for the supporters of john kasich in the state of indiana, i would ask you to please support our campaign. >> i've never told them noto vote for me. they ought to vote for me. >> are they political allies or enemies? we'll ask governor kasich when he joins us live. as voters in five states head to the polls on what could be a good day for the front runners. under the gun. severe storms hammer the heartland. tornadoes, rain, baseball-sized hail. 36 million americans facing a dangerous new round of severe weather today, including more tornadoes.