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>> you'll do it? >> i'm your guy. >> you'd do that? >> no, as a reward. as opposed to doing that. dinner for two. good to go. you're watching nbc 10 news. "nbc 10 news today" at 5:00 a.m. starts right now. nbc 10 breaking news. we are following several breaking news stories this morning. first take a look at this forest fire raging right now in burlington county. hundreds of acres are already scorched and the flames are still not fully contained. >> other breaking news this morning, tied up and help at gun point. that's what police say happened to an elderly couple during a home invasion in northeast philadelphia. we're live on the scene. >> plus, who's on the list? we're supposed to learn who else may have been involved in the new jersey bridgegate scandal. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. 5:00 a.m. let's begin with meteorologist bill henley in the first alert weather center, talk about the timing of rain and possible storms today. bill? >> we're seeing plenty of
clouds. these are the live pictures from around our area. this is what's happening right now. calm in the suburbs, 59 degrees. a light breeze at 6 miles an hour in philadelphia. 06 degrees. it's warmer for the entire area. the lehigh valley in the middle 60s with clouds on the increase in delaware. there's likely going to be showers later this morning and this afternoon. the timing is most likely this afternoon for the storms. but the first showers will arrive in the lehigh valley in the morning hours and then that threat of showers will come through the rest of the area, the suburbs could see late-day sunshine. otherwise, mostly cloudy for philadelphia at 72 degrees. that's this afternoon. right now all the wet weather is to our west. you can see northwestern pennsylvania. that's where some of the steadier, heavier showers are moving through extreme northwestern pennsylvania and into western new york. but we'll get our share of rainfall this afternoon. right now it is completely dry in philadelphia. the chance of showers, a few
sprinkles heading to the west of baltimore. we could see a few of those this morning. mainly we're talking this afternoon. we'll go through the forecast hour by hour, the futurecast when i'm back in ten minutes. give you a better look at your friday. friday morning commute, that's jessica boyington's deal. what's happening out there? >> well, bill, we are watching the schuylkill. not a lot happening yesterday. we are typically dealing with a friday. that usually deals with less volume and less traffic. i don't want to get ahead of myself. for right now, we're okay. this is the schuylkill around girard avenue. no big problems in either direction. if you're heading into center city, we have a 12-minute drive time eastbound from the blue route to the vine street expressway. speeds into the 60s as well. there is an event going on this weekend, that's the dad vail regatta. kelly drive yesterday morning was closed between strawberry mansion drive and fountain green drive. that will stay closed until tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. take mlk drive as your alternate or take the detours around the
scene. disabled vehicle in lower merion, montgomery county, belmont avenue, east levering road. more construction on broad street headed northbound between 95 and pattyson avenue. breaking news in burlington county. crews are trying to contain a fire in the bass river state forest. there's a closer look now at where tl fire is burning. it's in bass river township, close to burlington county's border with ocean county. here's more of the fire video from skyforce 10. there are reports of flames consuming hundreds of acres near the garden state parkway. and we just checked traffic on the parkway, not affected. no buildings are involved. fire officials say the fire is 60% contained. just tap the nbc 10 app for updates. breaking news from northeast philadelphia now. police say that's where armed bandits terrorized a couple and their son inside their home. nbc 10's katy zachry is live on the scene this morning with new information. katy? >> reporter: yes, tracy and vai,
a key piece of evidence that police are looking into, the couple says one of the perpetrators said to them during this whole ordeal, do we have the wrong house? the family i spoke to not long ago, they live just up the hill here. they've lived at this home for 40 years an they say nothing unsafe has ever happened to them because they felt incredibly safe living on this block with so many of their neighbors being police officers. investigators here at the scene say around 1:15 this morning, three men with masks and gloves and at least one showing a gun, broke into the home on this street, tied up a couple in their 60s and adult son who were all sleeping inside. the masked men demanded to know where the money was. but the family insisted they didn't have any. >> the family was saying they don't have any money in the house. that's when the three perpetrators started to ransack the entire house, pulling out
drawers and overturning drawers and some furniture. >> reporter: police went on to say that the three men ransacked each floor of this home. three floors, completely in disarray. there were electronics in the home, valuables, the men did not take any of that. instead they took cash, an undisclosed amount of cash from the adult son's wallet. one thing police are hoping will lend them in their investigation, a church down the hill, a large church with exterior video cameras. police are hoping they caught the men coming to this neighborhood or leaving. reporting live in northeast philadelphia, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. thank you. today a federal judge will consider a motion to stop the release of a list of unindicted co-conspirators in the bridgegate scandal. the judge ordered the government to release the list by noon today.
former aides to governor chris christie face charges of plotting to close lanes on the george washington bridge in 2013 for political pay back. christie said he does not expect to be on that list. pennsylvania rolled out a new plan to protect against the zika virus. among the highlights are enha e enhanced surveillance of the mosquitos. health officials will step up their efforts to educate the public. the only known cases of the mosquito-borne virus in pennsylvania were contracted by people who traveled overseas. doctors in new york released several pictures of a man infected with zika so people can see what the virus looks çlike. the man in these pictures vacationed in puerto rico. he has a red rash and bloodshot eyes. most people have mild symptoms. the main concern with zika is how it affects pregnant women. the virus is linked to severe birth defect. 5:06. with prayers and tears.
>> that's how some in philadelphia are remembering the victims of the deadly amtrak derailment one year after it happened. last night, neighbors and city leaders held a candle light vigil at the sight of the train wreck in port richmond. eight people died aboard amtrak 188 including laura finamore. he also spoke with the federal report on the crash that's due out next week. >> i hope it's a thorough examination of all of the issues, not the issue of the conductor. >> he was referring to the man who operated train 188 who has not been charged. the vigil also honored first responders, red cross volunteers and neighbors who rushed to help some 200 people who were hurt in the crash. and that deadly amtrak derailment had a lasting impact on railroad safety. >> amtrak is using the latest technology to prevent a similar disaster. they've installed ptc, positive
train control on all of its rails along the northeast corridor. the safety system can automatically slow a train. there was a crash that killed two maintenance workers. >> we know yam tlak is using it and we know when used correctly, and when used the right way, we can prevent accidents like this. >> septa is also using ptc. the general manager tells us the system is already installed on one rail line an they are on track to have ptc on every line by the end of july. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> clouds are here. we've got a dry start this morning. this is a live view of beach avenue, cape may, new jersey. completely dry to start with, but that changes during the day today. we have showers and some thunderstorms that will be sweeping into the area. this morning, though, with clouds, it's a warm start.
60s for philadelphia and delaware in the upper 50s in some of the suburbs. the school spot at the shore, 56 degrees with temperatures still falling at this hour. mullica township down to 53. cape may courthouse is 56 and summer's point, 57 degrees. we'll see temperatures climb in spite of mostly cloudy skies. sunshine to start with at the shore. but not like we had yesterday. with winds coming inland off that cooler ocean, even just a seven mile-an-hour breeze is enough to keep things cooler through the day along the coast. completely dry right now but look to the west. you see scattered light showers that are moving through maryland. we'll see a few of those sprinkles this morning but it's this afternoon with this line of showers. that gives us the potential of thunderstorms for this afternoon. the futurecast showing a spotty shower possible this morning at 7:00. mainly dry this morning. but look how this changes. 2:00 this afternoon, that line of showers and thunderstorms could come with downpours into
the suburbs at the 2:00 hour. it sweeps through philadelphia and by 4:00 this afternoon, it's delaware. it keeps on going. by later this afternoon, most of the showers are done by allentown and the suburbs get some sunshine, late-day sunshine while the rain is still coming down at this hour at new jersey and starting to break out of the clouds and delaware, too. as we go into the evening hours, clearing skies which will give us sunshine to start with on saturday. the forecast for today, not going to be as warm as yesterday. we're not going to see all the sunshine we had yesterday. those storms coming in later in the morning and into the afternoon for somerton, 72 degrees. the suburbs 68 degrees for lansdale, a chance of showers and thunderstorms this morning. and then those breaks of late-day sunshine and the lehigh valley, kutztown, 68 degrees this afternoon. those showers move through. you'll get breaks of sunshine. a mostly cloudy day for new jersey, vineland high of 71 degrees. cooler with the easterly or southeasterly winds at the
shore. 68 degrees with afternoon storms for atlantic city and wilmington, 71 degrees this afternoon with those storms rolling through. we could see late-day sunshine for dover, clouds will be hanging in in lewes at 73 degrees. that's your seven-day forecast. when i come back, the ten-day outlook. tracy, vai? >> thank you, bill. tracy helping me out getting an uber account yesterday. i'm thinking about using it this week. >> so proud of you. >> don't have to worry about traffic at all. >> if you have to drive to work which a lot of people do, jessica boyington has you covered starting on the vine street expressway. >> that's right. vine street expressway uber or no uber you'll be good to go out there. you don't have to take local vine anymore. all of that construction has been lifted. awe week we've been dealing with the ongoing construction. we're back open right now, typically clears around the 5:00 hour or so. this is right around 24th street. westbound or eastbound right here towards 95. you'll have no problems getting out the door. all of those ramps have been re
0ed. there's some construction in passyunk avenue, east and westbound between 61st street and 28th street. that's reduced to two lanes. maybe you'll find backups there. 95 through delaware, no backups at all. ten minutes at the most, southbound from 495 to 295. we're still dealing with the emergency construction. remember that delay a few weeks ago. no delays here. the delaware memorial bridge, left lane is closed heading into delaware. you can see we're still in the green and no backups on to the turnpike or 295. turning the corner. we have new numbers on casino revenues in atlantic city. and how the city's gaming industry is thriving. plus, new developments on ac's financial crisis. and rowing down the schuylkill, this morning kicks off the dad vail regatta and we're live along kelly drive with what's in store for the weekend.
happening today, philadelphia will once again play host for college rowing teams from all over the country for the 78th annual dad vail regatta. and matt delucia, bill here is tracking a chance for showers and storms a little bit later onp this these races are rain or shine, right? >> pretty much, vai. rain is not that big of a problem unless there's severe flooding. when it comes to lightning, all bets are off. people will be watching the weather very closely. we'll get to that in just a
moment. first along the schuylkill river, it is quiet and serene at the moment. we haven't seen too many of the rowers show up just yet. they will be coming soon. the first races start at 7:00. we're less than two hours away from this philadelphia tradition. 78 years, this is the 78th year for the dad vail regatta, a long-time philadelphia tradition, expecting 3,300 rowers from 125 colleges and universities along with an estimate e ed 25,000 spectators. races are today and tomorrow. it's the largest collegiate regatta in north america. when it comes to the rain, those rowers have dealt with it before, even recently. you might remember two years ago, the races were delayed for a little while because of the very heavy rain to the point yoç couldn't really see the boats on the water. the folks here are hoping that does not happen again. >> if there's a lightning strike within 25 miles we close down
the regatta and wait until we get clearance. we're able to resume and we've never had a regatta we did not finish. the kids are used to rowing right through rain. rain is nothing. there are kids out practicing when it's snowing. rain will not hold back the kids. most of the officials come from a rowing background, so they are a hearty breed. >> a hearty breed indeed. i can say with pretty good certainty there will not be any snow today. i think bill can agree with me on that. rain, that might happen a little bit later on. right now it is a beautiful morning along the schuylkill river. kelly drive is shut down between fountain green and strawberry mansion until tomorrow evening. jessica's been talking about that. the rowers will be showing up very shortly. i'll try to talk to them before they get ready. >> it does look beautiful, matt,
thanks. the paoli fire company has a new chief and the person wearing that badge is making history. andrea testa has been elected to the job this weeks. according to the department of emergency services, testa is first female fire chief to be elected in the county's history. she has 25 years experience, severing the last ten years as paoli's assist and the fire chief. a mysterious visitor started showing up at people's front doors. >> he first posed as a truancy officer and then sprang up as a tax collector. the man knocked on her door wednesday and said he was looking for children out of school. the man had a fake badge and uniform with a gold patch on its sleeve. >> you see somebody come up in uniform, a patch, you assume that it's an official thing. >> now if you happen to see the man, police want to hear from you. 5:18.
today in montgomery county, septa's general manager will speak to a civic group about the planned rail extension for king of prussia. they want to extend the north high speed line. the route would bring visitors to and from the king of prussia mall, hotels and business centers. some people who live in the area say they're concerned that the project would lower property values and cause traffic, noise and safety problems. speaking of traffic, time to check in with jessica boyington, see what's going on on 295, i believe. >> she has you covered with be no worries. >> we're still doing okay. we always like to talk about how fridays with one of our lightest days of the week. typically people take three-day weekends, maybe kids are off school or something to that effect. it's early for that. i don't want to get too much ahead of myself. 295 in west deptford around route 130. no problems in either direction. a 23-minute drive time.
if you're heading into delaware, southbound from the 42 freeway to the delaware memorial bridge. average speeds are into the 60s. if you're out the door in montgomery county, there is a disabled vehicle. this is in lower merion on belmontç avenue and east leverg mill road. here's the blue route around the germantown pike on ramp. no problems, delays or backups. no lane restrictions at all. no problems on the blue route right now for the most part. 202 is looking the same. we're still in the green there. you can see our drive times haven't budged, ten minutes northbound or southbound from route 30 to the schuylkill expressway. more updates for you when i come back in the next ten minutes. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 20 minutes after 5:00. we are less than half an hour way from sunrise. we'll see sunshine to start with. it's already a bit cloudy in philadelphia. those clouds have been increasing overnight. they'll stay with us during the day and will lead to some showers and a chance of thunderstorms. the clouds are really helping us
to stay warmer from the jersey shore to south jersey. philadelphia, the suburbs into the lehigh valley. the temperatures are running warmer than yesterday. the lehigh valley is looking at temperatures that are 10 to 15 degrees warmer at this hour, compared to yesterday. 63 right now in white hall and kutztown is at 61 degrees. that's our starting point. we will start with some clouds and this is what we're watching with be this line of showers which is producing heavier downpours in northwestern pennsylvania. those are on the move. you can see they're moving off to the northeast. the line as a whole is moving to the east. that will bring it into our area later this morning and most likely this afternoon. the timing for the showers and thunderstorms. through the morning commute we'll be dry but then those storms roll through during the day today. here you can see a chance of showers, that's at lunch time. the first showers come through, should be quiet, shouldn't see thunder and lightning then. there's a chance we'll see a few lightning bolts.
a better chance during the afternoon hours, the storms on the move in delaware, south jersey and even in towards bucks county and northern new jersey at that hour. then we clear out this evening, actually a operapretty nice eve. as the day progresses on saturday, look at this, 9:30 in the morning, another line of showers to watch that will be coming into the area saturday afternoon. that's 4:30 in the afternoon and into the evening hours. that's at 6:00 in the evening, tomorrow, we could see heavy downpours with those storms tomorrow. a couple opportunities to use your umbrella. the first one is today. especially this afternoon. 72 degrees. we'll start with sunshine and get the storms in the afternoon. then we clear out and cool down with the wind blowing on sunday. warmer on monday, the chance of showers returns for tuesday, wednesday and thursday. but once we get past thursday, it looks like it's drying out nicely for friday and next week will be warmer and dry.
this wednesday, our second annual weather education day. all the nbc 10 first alert meteorologists will show off weather experts to the children assembled at citizens bank park. this is what it looked like last year. we had a great time. join me, sheena parveen, violeta yas, glenn schwartz, we'll all be there. still time to sign up, too. more information available at phillies.com. 23 minutes past 5:00 a.m. tsa troubles, cutting down the long lines at theç airport. we'll tell you what the tsa is considering just ahead of the summer travel season. plus, an update on a deadly police involved shooting in new castle county. we'll tell you about the prosecutor's decision after officers shot and killed a man in a wheelchair.
5:26. we have important information about a new vehicle recall. landon dowdy is here with details in this morning's cnbc business news. good morning, landon. >> hi there, tracy. good morning to you as well. subaru is calling more than 48,000 new u.s. vehicles due to potentially steering issues. it's warning owners not to drive the cars until they're inspected an repaired. the recall covers the 2016 and 17 subaru legacy and outback. the steering column may have been improperly built. >> landon dowdy, çthanks, have nice weekend.
now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> coming up on 5:27. the temperature is not a problem this morning. clouds have come in overnight. we're starting off with mostly cloudy skies as you can see by this view from center city. 61 degrees here at nbc 10. your afternoon forecast includes showers and thunderstorms. that just ahead. let's check in with jessica boyington who is monitoring traffic from the first alert traffic center. jessie? >> a quiet morning so far. we're looking at the boulevard live right around roberts avenue. no problems headed northbound or southbound. we'll cover some events going on this weekend that are turning up some of the roads when i'm back at 5:30. the obama administration is releasing new bathroom guide lanes for transgender students in public schools. see what skills will be risking if they go against them. signed and sealed but now