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traffic is still getting through the area. here's 95 around the blue route actually. we're also dealing with construction here as well. you can see we do have lane restrictions here. the off ramp is also blocked with construction. so between headed northbound between carlin street and the blue route, we are seeing delays because of that. also with the added rain we're dealing with problems. construction, the left lane is closed on the 42 freeway headed southbound between 295 and creek road. again, only the left lane closed there. 5:00. connector headed northbound and southbound is closed between the expressway and the white horse pike. that's scheduled until the 12th. tracy? >> jessica, thanks. a live look at cape may. a coastal flood warning is in effect for people down the shore. nbc 10's pamela osborne is live on the boardwalk in atlantic city. what are you seeing and what do you know about the threat there right now? >> good morning. it is raining, very windy and cold. that is the least of the
troubles here today down at the jersey shore. we're talking about wave heights on the ocean waters off the coast of 5 to 8 feet. high tide will occur between 7:00 and 9:00 this morning. some of the predictions i've seen have the tide at 4.8 feet. now fast forward to 8:00 tonight, that tide is expected to be at 5.6 feet. so expect moderate flooding. because of that, there is a coastal flood warning in place for local street flooding and then later tonight, that warning extends to the back bays. keep in mind, if you are in the back bays, you're going to see the high tide up to five hours later than you would if you were on the ocean front. that warning is going to extend until 1:00 a.m. sunday morning here at the jersey shore, at the delaware bay and beaches and keep in mind, if you're out driving around because there is flooding, it only takes a couple feet of water to actually move your vehicle for you to lose control. and also only a foot of water
for your vehicle to float. so keep in mind if you see any standing water, if you think you can pass through it, turn around, find a different way as we are expecting to see the worst of that flooding around 7:30 to 9:30 tonight. reporting live on the boardwalk, i'm pam ela osborne, nbc 10 new. 4:32. today the public is invited to a viewing for willie williams, the city city's first african-american police commissioner died last week. he was 72 years old. there will be a viewing today and then another viewing and funeral tomorrow at zion baptist church. ç william miller iv died saturday of complications from a stroke. was 68. he worked with prominent figures
in the philadelphia scene. the viewing will start this morning at 8:00 followed by the ru funeral. new information about the crime, new video shown in court yesterday that investigators say shows sharia moore approaches the infant's mother outside a store and walking to the food court with the family. later she's seen picking up the baby and eventually walking away with the incident. prosecutors denied our request to show you the video. police found the baby safe five hours later. donald trump is the presumptive republican candidate for president but not everyone in the party is showing support. >> i think what is required that we unify this party. >> we'll hear how trump reacted to house speaker paul ryan saying he's not ready to support him. plus, atlantic city is inching closer to bankruptcy. we'll tell i don't you what happened at the derailed plan for a rescue bill. i did everything i could to make her party perfect.
now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> this is what we've been expecting to happen all week, the system that's stalled in our area finally starts to move. we get steadier rain before we see breaks in the precipitation which will happen this weekend. cape may, that's a steady, mainly light rain. there are steadier showers to be found as we go through the day. more moderate showers and the tides have been running high between 7:00 and 9:00 this morning, there's a threat of some minor coastal flooding and then that's a moderate threat-to-for this evening. the satellite and radar, you see the showers are inland but the steady rain from the suburbs through philadelphia, delaware and south jersey. it's all streaming onshore. the center of the storm is to the south. this motion is going to continue through much of the day.
there are a few areas, now that line of moderate showers is moving through central delaware and interior delaware. excuse me, new jersey. trying to touch screen and talk at the same time doesn't always work. moderate showers and it's moving inland. washington, philadelphia, vineland, supposed to get some of the steadier rainfall during the morning hours. and into this afternoon. though it won't be an all-day rainfall. you can see the radar showing light rain in norristown and west chester getting that steadier rainfall. a little farther to the west, coatesville seeing a few sprinkles at this time. it will fill in there as well. the futurecast showing at 8:00 this morning, yes, wet weather. maybe a break or two at times. that's more likely as the day goes on. the showers will push inland. this is at noontime, moderate showers at wilmington and philadelphia. it's starting to taper off at that hour in cape may. they push farther inland this afternoon.
during the afternoon and evening commute there's still a possibility of scattered showers. you can see into the lehigh valley, moderate showers. but overall, it's going to be drying out. you can see a line of showers coming in to central new jersey and scattered light showers in delaware. that's at 5:30 this afternoon. will be tapering off later today. it will be a rainy morning and a rainy beginning it the afternoon as well. the forecast for today is calling for rain and temperatures holding steady for philadelphia, the suburbs and into the lehigh valley. a little bit chillier in the lehigh valley, 49 degrees at 7:00. by 11:00, not much different. to the south, delaware, south jersey and the jersey shore, we're going to see that rain steady for most of the morning and into the afternoon. the showers will be tapering off during the afternoon hours at the jersey shore. but you can see temperatures really don't improve much. here's the extended future weather. there are the showers tapering
off at 3:00. the steady rainfall moving inland at that hour. as we go into saturday morning, tomorrow morning there will be scattered light showersç with nothing like we're going to see. the shower threat will be decreasing. breaks in the clouds. finally, saturday afternoon at 4:00 might be a sprinkle or two, a few clouds still around. but glorious sunshine will be breaking through. that bodies well for mother's day as well. here's a look at the weekend forecast. should be in here somewhere. i thought it was. okay. no, it is not. the weekend forecast is at the bottom of your screen. anytime you look at the bottom of the screen, the seven days are always scrolling when i'm on the air. when i'm back in ten minutes, the detailed weekend forecast as well as the ten-day outlook. >> excellent, bill. we got it. just about 20 minutes before 5:00. let's check your ride to work and start on the boulevard. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has that.
jessica? >> we are looking and watching slippery spots here. look at the boulevard, our cameras around fox street. even difficult to see through our camera lens here. pretty much covered with rain water you can see it north or southbound. no big problems or delays. it's getting on and off the ramps for any major highways and turning through intersections in some of the secondary roads as well. we'll start to see some of the slippery spots. that's what we've seen all week. we've seen several accidents on on and off ramp as well. there's an accident in whitpain. over in willow grove, a vehicle fire is on the pa turnpike headed eastbound between exit 343 and willow grove and exit 351 in bensalem. all traffic is moving through the area right now. just the right lane and shoulder are blocked. we also are watching some construction where the right and center lanes are closed over in the atlantic city expressway in new jersey. if you're headed toward the shore eastbound between exit 33 and winslow and exit 28 over in
hammonton, we're dealing with lane restrictions there. more updates when i come back in the next ten minutes. tracy? taking to the air. we'll explain how crews in canada are trying to bring thousands of people to safety as a wildfire continues to grow. under water mission. we'll tell you about the new push to retrieve a data recorder from a sunkle ship that could hold clues as to what caused more than two dozen deaths. connections. you're not just in the classroom;
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it is 4:43. take it easy on the roads this morning. here's a live look at 95. rain is moving across the area. bill henley and jessica boyington are back if just a few minutes with a check of first alert weather and traffic. now to decision 2016. the most powerful republican politician in the country is not embracing his party's likely nominee for president, at least until next week. house speaker paul ryan said he's not ready to support donald trump's candidacy. the billionaire businessman
responded by saying he hopes to work with ryan in the future and we just got word this morning that the two gop leaders will meet next week. also both president bush's and former white house nominee mitt romney say they will not attend the republican convention this summer. the news didn't seem to faze trump. >> we have to win the general election. we cannot take hillary clinton anymore. we can't take any more of the clinton stuff which is another four years of barack obama. >> meantime, democratic front-runner hillary clinton was in southern california yesterday, appealing to her supporters to stop a trump presidency. >> our next president has to meet three tests. can you actually help families get ahead and stay ahead? can you keep us safe? and can you bring our country together? well, donald trump fails all three of those tests.
>> clinton holds a sizable delegate lead on bsz for the democratic nomination. the presidential candidates will likely turn their attention to jobs when the april hiring report comes out later this morning. the bureau of labor statistics is expected to report that a little more than 200,000 jobs nationwide were added last month, a slight drop from march and well below the jobs added in february. the unemployment rate is expected to stay at 5%. coming up in the cnbc business report at 5:00, we'llç hear ho wall street is expected to react to that report. 4:45. atlantic city is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. with new jersey lawmakers stuck on a rescue plan. yesterday assembly speaker vincent priato says he's working on a new measure. governor christie said atlantic city has about ten days of cash left. he said he will not give or len ac any more money until
lawmakers put him in charge of the city's finances. three people leading philadelphia against child sex abuse were given awards last night. the pca overseas a collaborative response to all allegations of child abuse in the city. well, some regular citizens in delaware county are getting a taste of what it's like to serve and protect. 22 people graduated from the radnor citizens police academy last night. it's a nine-week program of intense police education. the graduates want to be a bridge between police and the community. it's 4:46. let's get you to work on this friday. wet roads to deal with. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has an update. >> a lot of wet roads is right, tracy. we're seeing things happen just on the on and off ramps. we're also dealing with a lot of construction. a few things added to your
morning commute. here's 95 around the blue route. that off ram subpoena still blocked. if you're headed 95 northbound towards the blue route, that off ramp, no access right there. they typically clean this up about 5:00 in the morning. maybe another 20 minutes or so as the crew removes the cones in the area. for right now, one lane is getting by. you can see it's a slow go by the scene. this construction is active between kerlin street and this intersection as well. there's a disabled with the right lane blocked on the platt bridge, midspan of the bridge. no delays. there's also a vehicle fire in willow grove on the pa turnpike headed eastbound between exit 343 willow grove and 351 around bensalem. all traffic is moving by the scene. no big delays right now or alternates needed. over in atlantic city, there is some construction. the atlantic city brigantine
connector southbound and northbound between the expressway and the white horse pike is closed. that's scheduled until may 12th. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> a chilly morning and rainy one. rain falling from the jersey shore, philadelphia and delaware and into the suburbs and the lehigh valley. though it's the steadier rainfall that's in new jersey. everybody is seeing the cool, exton at 50 degrees right now, 49 degrees in north wales. going to be another cool, dreary day. you'll need your rain gear this morning. this is what we're expecting and it will be here through the morning andç into this afterno. that steady rain coming onshore. there's more to the south in fact this is the center of the storm system. that will be riding up the coast. until it makes its move we are going to be in for a rainy one today. look at the rainfall totals. this is just updated by noontime today. closing in on three-quarters
inch at noontime, more than two-thirds of an inch in swedesboro and pottstown, closing in on that two-thirds mark. that's at lunch time. it will still be falling into the afternoon hours. we could see closer to an inch in wilmington, topping an inch in portions of central delaware for smyrna and dover. at the shore, it will be tapering off later this morning and early this afternoon. that will limit the rain totals for avalon and egg harbor. it will be a rainy day, burlington, almost an inch of rain by 7:30 this evening. there's still a possibility we'll see scattered showers as we head into the weekend. you may have noticed that on the seven-day forecast for today. pretty much a washout this morning and into this afternoon. we'll see clearing of the rain later today. the clouds hanging in there. that will keep us cool at 55 degrees. tomorrow, a warmup, 64 degrees. it's showing a cloud and rain. scattered light showers at best. there will be late day breaks of sunshine. the last few showers from this
entire week will come through first thing on sunday morning. mother's day will be clearing out, in fact, dry in the afternoon with lots of sunshine and 72 degrees, the high temperature. the warming trend will continue for monday up to 76 degrees. potentially into the low 80s for tuesday and wednesday. more 70s are ahead or near 70 on friday and saturday and sunday we'll see improvement. for this weekend and next weekend, looks like it will be nicer than what we've been dealing with. you will see sunshine later tomorrow to get the weekend going in a pretty good fashion. tracy? >> bill, thanks. canadian officials are air lifting thousands of residents who fled their town which is being ravaged by this massive wildfire. a highway convoy will thousands more today if it's safe enough. in all, 80,000 people have been evacuated from the oiltown of ft. mcmurray in canada's alberta province. some of those evacuees are being
moved south where they can get better support services. meantime, the wildfire continues to grow. ten minutes before 5:00 right now. ntsb safety officials say they've located the data recorder from the "el faro" cargo ship that sank during hurricane joachim. all 33 people died on board when the ship went down off the bahamas. leaders at penn state might bring a taste of happy hour to happy valley. we'll explain what's happening that could lead to beer and wine sales at beaver stadium. >> he's undefeated, a perfect 7 for 7. he's done nothing wrong. >> horse racing experts talking about tomorrow's favorite to win the kentucky derby. we'll tell you what they're picking in the run for the roses. i did everything i could to make her party perfect.
today, especially because of the rain out there. there's going to be slippery spots, i assure you, before you head out the door. we're looking at the blue route around germantown pike. no problems so far. there's ponding on the roads. the roads look shiny. that's because they're wet. give yourself a couple extra minutes. there's also construction. i'll cover some of those spots when i'm back in the 5:00 hour. two teenagers are in the hospital after gunfire broke out at this year's kentucky derby pegasus parade. people rain and ducked for cover at gunshots were fired yesterday. a 17-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl were wounded but police say they're expected to be okay. police arrested a pair of 15-year-old boys accused of firing the shots. at this point, investigate ares aren't sure about the motives but say the shooters knew the 17-year-old victim. the 142nd kentucky derby is in the spotlight. you can only see the run for the roses tomorrow here on nbc 10. nbc 10 sports analysts sayç a
triple crown successor to american pharoah could be in the derby field. >> the favorite is nyquist, he's undefeated, a perfect 7 for 7. >> he's versatile, won over several tracks. >> he can go to the lead, come from hen. there are some who think he won't be able to get the mile and a quarter distance. i really don't see that much doubt about that particular point. >> nbc 10 is your home for the kentucky derby, live coverage of the run for the roses begins tomorrow afternoon starting at 4:00 tomorrow afternoon. construction of the 76ers new training complex in camden is on schedule. nbc 10 got a tour of how it's looking, in fact, vai, recently got a look at what will soon be the largest training complex in the nba. the sixers released this rendering of the state-of-the-art facility in january. was it cool? the complex will include a full practice court, sports medicine,
player recovery units, a private restaurant, innovation lab for creating sports related consumer products. >> it sets us apart, on our track. this is the next phase and this is the first step. goes hand in glove with everything we're trying to do to re-invest back into the youth to make this city a healthy, prosperous, better place to be. >> the sixers training complex is expected to be ready for players later this year. four minutes before 5:00. penn state university's board of trustees plan to vote on alcohol sales at home football games. the plan calls for limiting alcohol sales to suites, club seats an reception areas at beaver stadium. the proposal would allow sales of beer and wine only at other campus athletic facilities nor found collegiate events. proceeds would go to student alcohol education and other programs. 10 of the 13 schools in the big ten sell alcohol at athletic
events. the food and drug administration announced sweeping new tobacco regulars that put electronic cigarettes under the microscope. the new fda rules would ban kids from 18 from buying e-cigarettes, tobacco and other products. the ban on sales to minors goes into effect in 90 days. a smoke-free trade association criticizes the plan saying it could prompt smokers who have switched to vaping to return to smoking. new rules regarding smoking and drinking go into effect this month at parks in montgomery county. starting may 15 there will be no smoking at any county parks, trails or historic sites. alcohol, though, will now be allowed with a permit and insurance. that's mainly for big events like weddings and family reunions and drones will be off limits except in posted areas. heroin addiction survivors an their families are sharing
their take on the opioid crisis in philadelphia. nbc 10 was at the university of the sciences in west philadelphia last night. city councilman david ohç host another community meeting as part of a series of discussions he's hosting on the city's heroin problem. in january, city council passed a resolution declaring 2016 as the year to combat the heroin abuse epidemic in philadelphia. nbc 10's digital team spent months on the industries exploring the tragic world of heroin abuse in our area. tap the nbc 10 app for stories suffering addiction, families struggling for help and a way to change the way society treats the disease. bringing the dead back to life. >> a philadelphia company says is now has approval to research that very idea. the biotech company, bioquark is
exploring the idea of reviving brain dead patience. the company has ethical approval for a first of its kind clinical trial on life support patients in india. the trial will use therapies and technologies including injecting stem cells into the brain and stimulating activity using lasers. >> is that a first step toward moving the pendulum back in a direction that -- since 1968 has been define as irreversible. >> that's not likely that patients in the clinical trial will get up and start walking around but the company does expect to learn a lot about brain regeneration. >> interesting. >> fascinating. i think people much smarter than us will be debating this issue. it's fascinating to look at what's happening in science. you're watching nbc 10 news. "nbc 10 news today" at 5:00 a.m. starts right now. nbc 10 news starts now.
>> right now on "nbc 10 news today," flood threat. here's a live look from the jersey shore where there is rain that could cause problems in cape may county. >> if it's not just the shore we're tracking rain across the entire area. take a look at the first alert weather radar right now. light but we could see downpours later today. and student death investigation. new developments in the case of a 16-year-old girl who died after she was involved in a fight at school. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. 5:00 a.m., friday morning. another wet morning. let's begin with meteorologist bill henley in the first alert weather center to get you updated on the rain. bill? >> this will be the dreer ieari dampest day. 51 degrees right now in easton. you can see the clouds and damp conditions. won't see much of a warmup at all today. 50 degrees.