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right now on "nbc 10 news today," tracking hermine. within the past half hour we've learned new details about the storm's path and what that means for our weather this holiday weekend. >> hermine's damage, the storm ripped through parts of florida, knocking down trees and power lines with its danieling winds. >> rain and wind from the storm could reach our area during the labor day weekend. this as philadelphia gets ready for its annual made in america
music festival. >> nbc 10 news starts now. >> i think they've had rain before for that concert but this is going to be something else. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm rosemary connors. >> and i'm vai sikahema. we're all wondering about the effects of hermine. let's start with meteorologist bill henley and the nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather. hey, bill. >> we won't feel it today, vai, but over the weekend, that changes. hermine is still way to the south. it's moved past florida. it's still impacting the panhandle and even daytona beach and jacksonville. the winds have decreased, now 70 miles an hour. stl a p-- still a powerful stor. it will move through georgia during day today. it will be heading for the carolinas by this afternoon. 50 mile-an-hour winds but it continues to weaken. flooding rains expected for georgia, south carolina, north carolina. the track, you can see it looks like it's heading offshore and it will be. but it's expected to stall and
it could spend days off the east coast which will impact us beyondç the holiday weekend. and the impacts you'll feel, you'll feel them more and more as we go into the holiday weekend. the winds, rough seas and rip currents will be strong. we could see rain. not today. we are in the clear this morning. 59 degrees in the lehigh valley. the suburbs are 55 degrees, 60 degrees right now in philadelphia. there are some cool spots, germantown just down to 61 along with andorra, somerton is 62 degrees. low 80s this afternoon. as you can see with the seven day scrolling at the bottom of the screen, big changes ahead for the holiday weekend. i'll go through it hour by hour when i'm back in a few minutes. first, jessica boyington with your first alert traffic. >> mayfair, there was a hit and run accident reported on the 5800 block of frankford avenue. that's frankford and cheltenham avenues. watching the boulevard around 17th street. a few cars out the door.
no problems or delays in either direction. cheltenham, washington lane and township line road, there's an accident reported there. watch for police activity on the scene. if you're out the door on 422, still good to go. no real increase in drive times yet. eight minutes eastbound from 29 to the schuylkill expressway. 65 degrees right now, 5:34 this friday morning. we're tracking hermine which is now a tropical storm. it made landfall as a category 1 hurricane early this morning on the florida gulf coast. the storm brought wind and rain to florida overnight. waves battered docks and boathouses. the system is now pushing into georgia and then later into the carolinas. with hermine causing damage down south, officials in our area are preparing for any impact from the storm. >> nbc 10's pamela osborne is live on the ben franklin parkway in philadelphia where tens of thousands will spend their weekend at the made in america festival. pamela?
>> yes. that's right. we're watching this area right now. police have things pretty restricted. i'll show you things that are in place right now. there's a fence here. despite the fact that it's pretty early and dark outside, there are still some people out here trying to get some work done ahead of that festival. that festival, by the way, happening rain or shine. we'll be checking in with the city to see how the forecasted rain will impact the flow of things here. we know that they are monitoring the storm just as closely as we are. and also, the other thing that you're going to want to keep in mind this morning is how this is going to affect traffic. road restrictions, closures will be going into effect beginning at 10:00 today, this morning, that's when the full extent of road closures go into effect. the outer lanes of the ben franklin will be closed through the festival to make way for those artists as well as tens of thousands of fans expected to
attend. so certainly if you're coming down here this weekend, it's not a bad idea to bring a baseball cap, a rain jacket, an umbrella, something especially if you're going to be here saturday night into sun. that's when that rain is expected to hit the area. but again, this festival will be happening either way. we'll be checking in with the city. we'll let you know just as soon as we have more information for you. back to you. >> see you later. thanks, pamela. live for us on the ben franklin parkway in center city. first alert meteorologist bill henley is tracking hermine and his updated forecast is just a few minutes away. be sure you have the nbc 10 app downloaded so youç can track hermine's impact on our weather this l this labor day weekend. with the nbc 10 app you'll get weather alerts sent straight to yo your smartphone or tablet. this morning, an image making the rounds on social media is creating controversy
for philadelphia police and for the mayor. >> the image shows a philly police officer with a tattoo that says fatherland. a reference that many people believe is a symbol of nazi germany. there's no policy in place banning philly officers from having visible tattoos. however, yesterday the force issued this statement, saying, quote, the department does not condone anything that can be interpreted as offensive, hateful or discriminatory in any form. this is a sensitive topic for both the citizens that we serve as well as the officers providing service to the public. >> it's being investigated by civil affairs. they'll come up with a conclusion and we'll go from there. >> off camera, the head of the fraternal order of police told nbc 10 the tattoo is an eagle and nothing offensive. he also said the officer in question did not break any department rules and has done nothing wrong. penn state university will honor former head coach joe paterno later this month when the team takes on temple university. it will mark the 50th anniversary of his first game as the school's head coach. not everyone is happy about the decision. at one point, paterno had the
most wins of any coach in college football. but that did not stop the school from firing him after his assistant coach, jerry sandusky was indicted and later convicted of sexually abusing ten boys. also, the school took down a life size bronze statue of paterno from outside the football stadium following a scathing internal review. at the time, the charges were made public, paterno told reporters, quote, i wish i had done more. paterno died from cancer several months later. he has one man to beat. >> yeah! that's a wrap on the preseason. the eagles beat the jets in a game you saw right here on nbc 10. the next time you watch an nfl game it's regular season. >> yes, the eagles won all of its preseason games this year. we're going to the super bowl, baby! remember the last time the team won all of its preseason games
was 2012. the team only won four games that year. maybe not. we told you yesterday morning. it is now official. philadelphia will be home to the 2017 nfl draft. philly hosted the first ever draft back in 1936. i know some of you don't know that. then it was in new york for decades before chicago got the honor for the last couple of years. newly drafted players will have the big moment on the ben franklin parkway and their careers will begin at the art museum steps. an estimated 200,000 fans will be in town for the draft and it will generate $86 million locally. tickets for the draft will be free but you'll have to win a lottery in order to get them. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> 21 minutes before 6:00. live view of cape may. you can start to see a few, thin clouds. it will be a nice, sunny day at the shore an a great day for getting things done ahead of this weekend and the potential for some very strong winds. today we'll see a nice breeze blowing out of the northeast.
that's dry air that's coming in. so much more comfortable during the day. 11 mile-an-hour wind at atlantic city. come tomorrow we'll start to feel the winds as tropical storm hermine moves to the northeast. it's likely to stayç off the coast but we will likely also see winds increase over the holiday weekend. so with the strongest winds coming in on sunday. rain showers start to arrive in new jersey and delaware during the day on saturday. we could see heavier rainfall, a chance of that for new jersey and delaware. the farther northeast, the farther away you are from the coastline, the less likely of seeing rain during the holiday weekend. gusty winds will definitely be high at the shore, the highest at the shore in fact, tropical storm force winds are possible. later saturday, sunday, monday and possibly beyond. there is a good chance we'll see gradual clearing and windy conditions on monday as the storm lingers offshore and that lingering cowl be around for days.
satellite and radar together, nothing to show you just yet at the shore for the delaware beaches. it's clear for wilmington, philadelphia, the lehigh valley but look to the south and you can see the clouds and the rain ahead of the storm, already in north carolina. the storm center now in southern georgia as that storm now moves to the north/northeast at 14 miles an hour. it's going to track across the carolinas and then lingering right off our coast beyond the holiday weekend. for today, though, no problem. sunshine, really comfortable. low 80s this afternoon for philadelphia. a beautiful day for the suburbs and for the lehigh valley. lots of sunshine and low humidity. in delaware, sunny skies, late day clouds will start to increase. high clouds there. 80 degrees for delaware this afternoon. new jersey, that nice breeze out of the north, really comfortable. a great day to get things done at the shore. bring in the lawn chairs, anything that could possibly blow away, make plans for it to be secured as we go into the
weekend. closer look at the weekend forecast when i come back in just a few minutes. the latest on hermine as well. >> thank you, bill. 5:42. bill says we have a kpscomforta day on tap. hopefully it's comfortable on the ride to work or school. >> jessica boyington has her eye on 202. >> 202 not so comfortable right now. an accident reported out in king of prussia on the northbound side of 202 around the schuylkill expressway. it's still early enough to avoid some of the delays right now. especially once it gets pushed over into the shoulder, we'll good to go. we're currently searching for a great camera view of this accident scene for you. as soon as they zoom in on that point, either way we'll have updates on 202 and more on the schuylkill expressway and other majors when i come back. there's progress in the septa slowdown that's impacting commutes all summer and there's also a warning to riders. hear what septa officials are telling everyone who uses the regional rails ahead of the labor day weekend.
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friday. we are tracking hermine, now downgraded to a tropical storm. hermine made landfall along florida's gulf coast early this morning as a category 1 hurricane. you can see on first alert radar where the storm is right now. meteorologist bill henley will be back with an updated forecast, what this means for our area in just a few minutes. an apparent murder/suicide attempt at apopular atlantic city outlets left one man dead and another hurt. police say it was all over a woman. people shopping at the tanger outlets heard gunshots yesterday. maisonet shot romero inside the zumiez clothing store. maisonet then walked into white house black market where he tried shooting himself. it pears romero was dating
maisonet's exgirlfriend. septa reports returning repaired cars to service even as it announces the cars will get more crowded after labor day. the transit agency spent weeks creating new steel beams to put under the rail cars after cracks were discovered in the old beams.ç the penn fab steel plan in the bensalem is working overtime on those beams. >> our friends, our family are riding those trains. it's very important. >> but with more than 120 cars still to be fixed, septa says look for more delays increase the next week as students return to school and workers are back from summer vacations. officials expect train schedules to be back to normal by early october. right now, a tropical storm watch is in effect for the jersey shore and for the delaware beaches through sunday,
all because of hermine. there's the possibility of high winds, dangerous rip currents and coastal flooding. today we'll learn more about a dune protection project at the jersey shore that would help keep the beach intact during storms. the u.s. army corps of engineer will be in ventnor to announce the next steps in program to build dunes and strengthen the beach on absecon island. it includes atlantic city, margate, ventnor and longport. $1.2 billion in federal funds will pay for the new project. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> 12 minutes before 6:00. a beautiful start to our day. we'll see a gorgeous day today. it will be changing significantly for the weekend, especially at the shore. cape may is nice and clear right now. and cooler this morning. 50s and lower 60s at 65 degrees in philadelphia. but much of new jersey is in the low 60s.
lo we'll see a warm, sunny day today. this is a good day to get things done, especially along the coast where we're expecting the winds to increase tomorrow and tropical storm force winds are possible through the holiday weekend. it's all dependent on the path of this storm which is now moving to the north/northeast at 14 miles an hour. no longer a hurricane but still a powerful tropical storm with a tremendous amount of moisture. in the path of this storm, they're expecting 5 to 10 inches of rainfall. it will take it through the carolinas and then offshore. hermine now 70 mile-an-hour winds. there it is moving to the north/northeast at 14 miles an hour. expect more weakening of the storm. 70 mile-an-hour winds by later today will be coming down to around 50 miles an hour. look at all that rainfall and the possibility of strong thunderstorms embedded tornadoes even a possibility as it moves through the carolinas. that's 8:00 this evening. so it's a fast-moving system and
it's forecast to move right on offshore. that will take that heavy rain offshore. we'll still see the clouds increasing in our area. in fact, that's 6:00 saturday morning. along with the clouds, the wind will be increasing. rain can be expected in delaware and south jersey to start with. the possibility of scattered showers inland during the day on saturday. the threat of rain will be increasing for sunday. the threat of rip currents, well, that's going to take us right on through the holiday weekend. the rip current threat along with rough seas and tropical storm force winds. anything that's not tied down, those lighter objects are all going to become airborne with the storm on track for this weekend. the labor day weekend, clouds increasing in philadelphia. a chance of some showers. a better chance of some rain coming in on sunday. the suburbs you will see cloudy skies, maybe some breaks of sunshine. 76 degrees on saturday. a chance of some scpered showers on sunday. the lehigh valley, you'll get
partly sunny skies saturday, the clouds increasing with a chance of a shower sunday. the worst of it will be felt in south jersey. the jersey shore and delaware. even inland areas of new jersey could see those stronger winds with some strong gusts of close to 50 miles an hour at the shore and 40 mile-an-hour gusts inland. currently it looks like we'll start to see clearing on monday. there's still a possibility of rain at the shore and for the delaware beaches on monday. really, this forecast over the next few days could change significantly. it's all dependent on the path that the storm takes which will likely change. it's expected to be offshore. expected to linger offshore for days. we could see the effects of this storm well into next week. >> even though hermine has been downgraded, you're keeping an eye along the shore areas in case the watches become warnings. >> watch in effect right now. as we get closer to that storm having an impact on our area, dependent on how close it comes inland, or to the shore, those
could very well quickly become warnings. >> all right. thank you very much, bill. >> you know what i'm going to say. download the nbc 10 app. if you don't have it. definitely get it for this weekend. you'll be able to get constant updates, the latest information on the storm's path and its impact specific to your neighborhood. also be sure to check out the nbc 10 twitter account. we'll be posting updates there. >> also provides traffic information there. the latest on what's going on, especially down the schuylkill. >> what are you seeing, jess? >> we're watching an accident scene, very minor scene on the schuylkill expressway around south street. it's on the eastbound side as well. the penndot crew already. there's one vehicle in front of them. there were more a minute ago. they maybe weren't necessarily involved. they were over here on to the left-hand side. traffic is still moving around the scene right now. the left lane is blocked. we're not seeing any major delays because of it. out in king of prussia, there's also an accident around north
202. that was over into the center lanes and traffic was moving in either direction behind it. so now over into the shoulder, we'll start to see relief there. we'll have updates for you on the schuylkill and check in with the delays when i come back. wandering around. that's how this baby alligator was found in our area. we'll tell you what police did after finding the gator and what they're looking for now. get ready for another friday of high school football and our game of the week you voted -- here are the results, radnor at west chester east grabbed 58% of vote. we'll feature the matchup and run highlights from games all around the region during the high school blitz tonight on nbc 10 news at 11:00.
no huge backups or delays there. we know that can change. we'll check on that when i come back in the 6:00 hour. how would you like to meet up with this guy on your stroll through town? police responded after a man found this alligator wandering on freeland drive yesterday. it's a baby. >> really? >> yes. just about two feet long. that's all. just a baby. police turned the gator over to animal control officials and are looking for its owner. >> yes, authorities point out it's not illegal to own an alligator in pennsylvania. >> really? >> but it is illegal to release one into the wild. not good. >> he looked like he had baby teeth. his baby teeth. >> yes. flex at 6:00, we continue to track hermine as the storm makes its way up the east coast. >> we'll take a closer look at the system's path as millions of people wait to see just where it will go. >> we all want to know how hermine will affect our holiday plans and what it could mean for events like the made in america festival in philadelphia on the
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6:00 on this friday. hermine makes landfall. the storm hit florida overnight and is churning north through georgia. immediate impact. the heavy rain and whipping wind already causing damage in several spots are under states of emergency. heading our way, hermine's path will determine what we can expect in our area over the labor day weekend. nbc 10 news starts now. >> concertgoers at made in america, that shot we just had, definitely wanting to know what the weather is going to do. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm rosemary connors. >> i'm vai sikahema. hermine was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm about an hour an a half ago. right now, 25 million people are