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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 under some kind of tropical
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watch or warning. millions more keeping an eye on what is next for this storm system, including people right here in our area, as you mentioned, rosemary, a big festival going on this weekend. meteorologist bill henley tracking the conditions. bill, bring us up to speed. >> vai, this storm is on the move. there's hermine, now a strong tropical storm. 70 mile-an-hour winds moving to the north/northeast at 14 miles an hour. it's exiting florida, near valdosta, georgia right now. it's expected to take a turn and head to the northeast at an unexpected rate. it will beç lingering offshore. early sunday morning, strengthening of the storm as it moves offshore, 65 mile-an-hour winds. now look how little it moves between sunday and monday and tuesday and wednesday. lingering right off our coastline. we could see an extended period of effects from this storm.
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it could stay far offshore. the effects at the shore and the delaware beaches, rough seas, rip currents and tropical storm force winds are possible and that is going to lead to power outages and damage just from the wind. if it comes a little closer, we could see very heavy rains. in the path of the storm they're expecting 5 to 10 inches of rain. for today, we'll see none of it. sunshine will be bright. nice and clear this morning and cool, too, in the suburbs. 62 degrees, look at king of prussia, not a cloud in the sky. 76 degrees at lunch time today. warming with sunshine and low humidity and a nice breeze blowing out of the north to 81 in philadelphia, low 80s for most of the area, close to the 80 degree mark at the shore as well. the shore numbers will be climbing into the upper 70s today. it's a good day to get things done ahead of the storm for this weekend. take a look at a closer view, hour by hour of what you can expect from hermine when i'm
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become in a few minutes. first, jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. >> starting off on the schuylkill expressway around south street an our cameras there. it's on the eastbound side. it's over into the left-hand lane blocking that with traffic not allowed to move past that portion. no big problems or delays moving by the scene. pretty much unaffected by that. something to watch out for. it could always increase and have delay behind it later on in the morning. watching an accident scene out in king of prussia. that hit and run accident on 5800 block of frankford avenue has cleared. it was around the intersection of frankford avenue and cheltenham avenue. watch for police activity on the scene but other than that you'll be good to go heading out the door there. we'll check in on the schuylkill and check on the rest of the majors in new jersey when i'm back in ten. >> 6:03 on this friday. we are tracking hermine. as we mentioned it hit florida as a hurricane overnight. it was downgraded to a tropical storm not too long ago. this is a live look at first alert radar.
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it shows the storm getting ready to churn up the east coast. now to a live look down the shore at cape may. looking pretty good. today we are expecting pleasant weather. as we've mentioned that will likely change over the holiday weekend. now is the time as bill said to put your porch furniture away and get ready. from the shore to philadelphia, hermine could impact summer events like the made in america festival in center city. nbc 10's pamela osborne is live on the ben franklin parkway this morning to fill us in. pam? >> rosemary, this festival is happening rhine or shine. take a look. the main stage is already set up on the art museum steps. there's some people doing some work this morning to try to get this area ready for that festival. as we know, tens of thousands of people are expected to attend. the other thing you need to be aware of even if you're not coming for the festival are the road restrictions that will be in place this morning. at 10:00 today, the full extent
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of road closures go into effect. the outer lanes of the ben franklin will be closed through the festival to make way for some of the 50 plus artists that are expected to take the stage and, of course, the fans coming out to see them. if you aze coming down to the festival, not a bad idea to bring an umbrella, light jacket or something like that with you, especially if you're coming saturday night or sunday. if you want to skip the rain entirely, though, there is a rain that you can watch the concert live. watch it from your phone or tablet using the music app title. when you purchase to watch the concert that way, it benefits the united way in our local area. something to keep in mind if you're not feeling like coming out for the rain. of course the concert will be taking place either way. reporting live this morning, pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. >> thanks for that, pamela. now is a good time to download the free nbc 10 app. if you don't have it. it will give you a chance to track hermine while you're on
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the go this labor day weekend. you'll get weather alerts sent right to your smartphone and tablet. you can track the realtime developments 0 t s on the storm path. a 43-year-old bicyclist is dead following a hit and run in philadelphia's mayfair neighborhood. police are looking for the car and the driver this crash happened just after 12:30 this morning on frank ford avenue here comly street. police are looking for a silver or champagne colored car with a broken headlight and missing side mirror. the name of the victim has not been released. a man serving a life sentence for killing a philadelphia police officer was denied drugs he needs for hepatitis c. the antiviral drugs are highly effective. the cost of the treatments can range from 50,000 to $75,000 or more. >> a professor in the lehigh
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valley goes on a hunger strike after being denied tenure. juan rojo teaches spanish at lafayette college in easton. he says a school committee recommended him for tenure but lafayette's president denied tenure citing negative reviews from rojo's students. he believes he has no other recourse than the hunger strike to appeal the decision. >> i had to find a way to bring light to this issue. are you really going to be the person that just talks the talk or are you going to walk the walk? >> rojo is only drinking water and sports drinks, no food. we did reach out to the school for comment on this. administrators tell us they respect his right to disagree with the decision but they hope he will express his views in a way that does not endanger his health. the defunct revel casino could be one step closer to re 0ing.
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the atlantic city licensing and inspection department just yesterday did a preliminary inspection of the site. officials gave the owner a list of things that need to be aggressioned. they say they'll be back in a week or two to hopefully give revel the okay to temporarily open the hotel. revel closed two years ago today. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> eight minutes after 6:00. a live view of cape may, which is in for a beautiful day today. you can see clouds offshore, not from hermine. we had a cold front that passed by yesterday. that's bringing us a nice pleasant breeze. the humidity way down. an eight-mile breeze forecast for today in philadelphia. a little bit stronger at the shore. again, these are not from hermine. tomorrow, the forecast wins. those numbers will be ramping up, 4ç mi-- 24 mile-an-hour wi. we could see tropical storm force winds sunday possibly even into monday. the strongest winds at the shore go inland.
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the further inland you are, the less wind there will be. the rip current risk which has been -- dangerous rip currents possible right on through the holiday weekend. for today, though, radar and satellite in the clear. nothing to show you here this morning. clear for philadelphia, the lehigh valley, trenton and wilmington. we'll see brilliant sunshine today. the clouds start moving in overnight tonight and first thing tomorrow. the rain will stay mainly to the south. you can see the rain is extending into the carolinas while hermine is centered over southern georgia, moving to the north/northeast at 14 miles an hour. we'll have a sunny day today, a good day to get prepared for the possibility of strong winds and rain this weekend. for today, sunshine, 82 degrees in philadelphia. the suburbs, very low humidity, near 80 degrees and the lehigh valley, a gorgeous day, sunshine, 67 to start with. 79 degrees this afternoon.
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and delaware, sunny skies, high of 80 degrees. humidity stays low. for new jersey, 78 agrees this afternoon. 80 degrees at 5:00 and the jersey shore, you'll see clouds increasing late today, 77 degrees but no sign of any rainfall for today. but it is out of the way for part of the weekend. a close look at the hour by hour forecast when i come back as well as the weekend forecast on through labor day. >> all right, thank you, bill. 6:10. there is a sign of trouble on the schuylkill, flashing lights. >> that's right, jessica boyington has been keeping her eye on an accident. jess, fill us in on this. >> we're on the schuylkill around south street. not anything too major so far. maybe a little bit of a slow go by the scene. no big delays or backups behind it. penndot crews on the scene, flashing lights in the area, over into the left-hand lane. the other lanes are still getting by. nothing is blocked off completely and they're moving by okay. it's the schuylkill eastbound around south street. we're watching route 202 in king of prussia for another accident
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scene headed northbound around the schuylkill expressway there as well. moving down into newark, delaware, there's also an accident reported with delays behind it on route 1 northbound around the 95 northbound interchange. here's route 73 over in berlin, new jersey. a couple of cars around there. this is right around the berlin circle area. this traffic is headed northbound. if you're headed up towards the tacony palmyra bridge, no scheduled openings right now. good to go there. a picture of a philadelphia police officer's tattoo is causing controversy for the department. >> we'll explain the outrage over what some say is a nazi symbol on the officer's arms and we'll tell you what city officials are doing to get to the bottom of this. plus, we are tracking hermine. we go live to george for an update on the storm and we'll have a report on the impact to our weather this holiday weekend.
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6:15 right now on this friday, just about 64 degrees outside the nbc 10 studios. this morning, we are tracking hermine. take a look on the left side of your screen is first alert radar, live first alert radar. you can see the storm beginning to move up the coast. on the right is a live picture of tampa, florida, which has been hit very hard by heavy winds and rain. hermine made landfall overnight in florida as a hurricane. it was the first hurricane to hit the sunshine state in more than a decade. just a short time ago, officials downgraded it to a tropical storm but millions are still in the path of severe weather right now. nbc 10 national correspondent jay gray is live for us in savannah, georgia. jay, when we came to you in the last hour it was coming down. has it gotten any worse? a little worse, vai, rosemary, good to
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talk again. now we're getting a bit of a break. that's how it works early with these storms. you have the outer bands, the intense rain and swirling wind. we've seen both of these here. the rain is still steady, just not as strong at this point. we don't expect to see letup until sometime after the middle of the day here. we've seen lightning and thunder associated with the storm. if you've seen the lights across the water, that's a hotel we believe was hit by a bolt of lightning here. we saw the sparks and lightning. not confirmed at this point. it sure looked like that's what happened here. we'll see the rain continue. we'll see flooding in low-lying areas. we know that. the winds will blow at 40 to 45 miles an hour through the midday here. that's a concern. a beautiful area here. beautiful old trees. with that, some branches may be
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snapped and power lines will go as well. 140,000 without power in florida. we know crews are staged from other states here, ready to move in and help re-establish electricity when the storm moves through. that's going to take some time but hermine down to a tropical storm, still packing quite a punch. we're going to see that as it continues to move across georgia, the carolinas and then up through the eastern seaboard. it's going to affect a lot of people over the next several days. vai, rosemary, that's the latest on conditions right now. back to you. >> nbc sends jay gray to the olympics but to balance it out, they also send jay to hurricanes. thank you. >> hermine is expecting to impact our labor day weekend. >> first alert meteorologist bill henley is tracking the path of the system. you'll be watching this very closely over the next few days. >> we'll see a beautiful day, lots of sunshine. nice and clear in easton. that's a live view. cape may, sunshine, through the day today.
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getting ready for sunrise. we're also getting ready for hermine. there it is. 70 miles an hour. just as jay mentioned, has weakened to a tropical storm. that minimal weakening when it made landfall, it had 80 mile-an-hour winds. cut off from the warm water, it is starting to lose some of its strength. all of that moisture is the big problem. along with the winds that will weaken some more. but those rains of 5 to 10 inches are expected as this storm system moves across georgia, south carolina and north carolina. by this evening, those heavier rainfalls expected to be in eastern north carolina and starting to reach into virginia. meantime, we are in the clear. that's nice and clear, a few scattered clouds at 8:30 this evening. a beautiful day today. as we go into the weekend, we'll start to see the clouds arrive for our area. that's 6:30 saturday morning. rain is still to the south but it's getting closer to southern delaware and that rain is expected to move inland. southern delaware, south jersey,
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most likely to see the rains by saturday afternoon and even a chance of some scattered showers inland. and then the winds. those will be felt, even if the rain stays offshore as this computer model is suggesting, we'll still have to deal with the effects of this storm, the strong, gusty winds, especially along the coast where tropical storm watches are in effect. so rain showers arrive in new jersey and delaware on saturday and the potential for some heavier rainfall, new jersey and delaware on sunday. rain and wind. the strongest gust, the highest winds will be right at the shore in the delaware beaches, tropical storm force winds are possible. we may see gusts as high as 50 miles an hour at the shore on sunday. there's still a possibility of strong, gusty winds on monday. though skies could gradually clear. the storm is expected to linger offshore, so we may be seeing the effects along the coastline of this storm for days. the labor day weekend forecast
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is all dependent on hermine. hermine comes closer to the coast, expect a better chance of rain inland. stays further offshore, that rain may be limited to the shore in south jersey and delaware. come monday, strong, gusty winds. temperatures that will start to rebound into the lower 80s, if it stays far enough offshore we'll see a good deal of sunshine. if it comes a little bit closer, the forecast is still really up in the air, because it is going to be stalling offshore and lingering. that could continue for monday, tuesday and wednesday. we'll be tracking this storm for days. >> we certainly don't want it to ruin anybody's weekend plans as it is a holiday but you were saying, bill, the other day, we need a little bit of rain right now. >> we do need rain, yes. i'd rather not have a tropical storm. >> no flooding, just a little bit of rain. >> yes, exactly. flooding is an issue if that track changes. if it comes closer inland, closer to the coastline, we're not expecting it to come inland
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here, then we could expect to see the heavier rainfalls. and quite a bit of wind, even inland in that case. >> all right, bill, thanks to are that. >> be sure to follow bill on twitter @billhenleyusa? >> yes. >> there you go. >> let's check in with jessica boyington. >> we know you've been watching an accident. any updates? >> there was an accident on the schuylkill, now we have another accident on the schuylkill, around 202, just underneath the overpass or beyond the camera view of the overpass. over on to the right-hand shoulder, part of the next lane over as well, traffic moving by eastbound. good thing there, we're not seeing big delays because of it. they have it under control and over into the right-hand shoulder. that's good. out in newark, delaware, there's an accident scene tieing things up around route 1 northbound and the interchange of 95 northbound. there may be delays there in either direction. through delaware, still okay.
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drive times north or south from 295 or 495, ten minutes and speeds into the 60s. updates for you on the schuylkill when i come back, rosemary. >> thank you, jess. 64 degrees, 6:22 this morning. 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick is singing the same tune as his protest over the national anthem continues. coming up, we'll show you his latest stand of the "star-spangled banner" and how his protest is catching on. and the controversy over one philadelphia police officer's tattoo. some say it's a symbol of nazi germany.
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an environment of tension and mistrust. i have two uncles and two friends who are police officers and work to protect and serve all people. 64 degrees. 6:27. a live view of atlantic city. in for a nice, sunny day today. there are big changes ahead for the weekend. that's all because of hermine. hermine now a strong tropical storm could produce some strong, gusty winds. tropical storm force winds are possible at the shore. a tropical storm watch already in effect. we'll be right back.
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hermine on the move. the storm made landfall in florida overnight and now it is racing up the east coast. >> packing a punch. pounding rain and heavy winds are hitting the south hard right now and many are still in the path of the storm.
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week impact. hermine could bring severe weather our way over the labor day weekend. we'll tell you what to expect. this is nbc 10 news. >> good morning, this is "nbc 10 news today" at 6:31. i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm rosemary connors. hermine hit florida as a hurricane. it has since been downgraded to a tropical storm but it's still bringing severe weather to parts of the south. millions of people are in the path of hermine. millions more are keeping an eye on what the storm will do next. that includes people in our area. meteorologist bill henley is tracking the current conditions. bring us up to speed, bill. >> wind speeds have decreased as you mentioned. now a strong tropical storm that is on the move, moving to the north/northeast at 14 miles an hour. it's moving past florida, into george joh georgia, valdosta getting heavy rainfall.
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it tracks off the coast tomorrow and lingers off our coast for days, possibly beyond the holiday weekend, maybe even into wednesday. this will have an impact in our area right on through and beyond the holiday weekend. tropical storm watch already in effect for the jersey shore and the delaware beaches. winds of 30 to 40 miles an hour possible this weekend, gusts right along the coastline up to 50 miles an hour. you won't feel it today. in fact, today will be absolutely gorgeous. sunshine, nice and bright. in philadelphia, 64 degrees right now. we'll be into the 80s this afternoon with very low humidity through the day. sunny skies for each of these locations, even at the shore, some gorgeous weather with a high temperature near 80 degrees. i'll go through the forecast hour by hour to show you what i'm expecting from hermine when i'm back in a few minutes. first, jessica boyington has your friday morning traffic. >> thanks, bill. starting off on the schuylkill expressway. we have an accident around route 202 and that interchange.
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it's on the eastbound side. the good thing here is that we have it all under control and it is over into the right-hand lane and right-hand shoulder. that's all it's blocking right now. traffic is moving through the scene. no big problems or delays approaching it there. we'll deal with the normal morning rush it looks like. on 95, a little bit of a slowdown. this is typically what the drive time is, a 13-minute trip or so from the vine street expressway to woodhaven road. we're still moving, no major irns d incidents to report there. in newark, delaware, an accident around i-95 northbound interchange. some delays around it. vai? >> thank you, jessica. this morning, we are tracking hermine. here's newç video of the probls it caused in horseshoe beach, florida, from heavy rain and the storm surge. you can see the water washing over the roads there. the storm hit florida as a hurricane overnight and was
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downgraded to a tropical storm just a short time ago as we were coming on the air this morning. a live look at the first alert radar showing the storm getting ready to turn up the east coast. now to a live look down the shore at cape may. today we're expecting pretty pleasant weather. it looks pleasant there now. that will likely change over the holiday weekend. now is the time to put your porch furniture away and get ready. hermine could impact the end of summer events like the made in america festival in center city. nbc 10's pamela osborne is live for us on the ben franklin parkway. people who have tickets are a little bit nervous. >> that's right, vai. easier to put away your porch furniture than it is to get rid of all of this. that certainly is not happening. this concert is happening rain or shine. you can see the main stage is already set up here. they're bringing some of the other pieces of equipment out to get things ready for the concert, the festival that's taking place this weekend. we know that the city is
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monitoring the storm, the forecast, just as closely as we are. we'll be checking in with them. the other thing you need to be aware of this morning, even if you're not coming down for the festival are the closures that are taking place because of it. beginning at 10:00 today, the full extent of road closures will go into effect. so the outer lanes of the ben franklin will be closed through the festival to make way for those 50 plus artists such as rihanna, lil wayne who are planning to take the stage and the tens of thousands of people who will be out here this weekend to see them. certainly not a bad idea to bring your umbrella or raincoat if you're coming down, especially if you'll be here saturday night and sunday. if you want to skip the rain entirely, you can actually watch the concert live on your tablet or your phone. by using the music app title. when you purchase it that way, it benefits local united ways. we're talking about road closures there. i just mentioned the outer leans of the ben franklin.
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there are more closures that are taking place. we have a full list of them on our website, reporting live this morning, i'm pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. >> pamela, thank you. now is a good time to get that free nbc 10 app. it will give you the chance to track hermine while you're on the go on this labor day weekend. get weather alerts sent right no your phone and you can track real-time developments on the storm's path. new from overnight, a deadly shooting sent a bullet flying through a day-care center in the mayfair section of philadelphia. police tell us a man on the sidewalk was hit and killed by the gunfire. he died at the hospital. we're working to find out if the day care on south 58th street will open this morning. we will keep you posted. in other news, an image making the rounds on social media is creating controversy for philadelphia police and the mayor. >> here's the picture. 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
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banning philadelphia 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 very sensitive topic for both the citizens we serve as well as the officers providing service to the publicç >> 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. a 4-year-old girl is in the hospital this morning after getting hit by a car last night. police tell us the girl ran into the street at the same time a driver was trying to get around another car that was double parked. this happened around 7:30 in the evening on elle street in the juniata neighborhood. the driver stayed and cooperated
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with philadelphia police. the girl is now in critical condition at that hospital. rowan university has hired water quality firms to test water at its glassboro campus after discovering elevated levels of lead in several buildings. as a precaution, the university turned off water fountains and posted do not drink signs at all water faucets. rowan is providing free bottled water in dorms, for brushing teeth, drinking and cooking. officials believe the lead may be coming from older pipes and plumbing fixtures. the university is working with the state to develop a long-term plan to ensure the quality of water on campus. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> 6:38. beautiful sunny start to the day. this is a live view from philadelphia. nothing but sunshine today. and the humidity is really low, a cooler day today. that cold front that came through with the showers, that's bringing us change. at the shore, you can see high clouds. can be a sunny day and a really comfortable day at the shore.
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but that's today. it changes significantly over the weekend. as clear as it is right now and comfortable with these light northerly winds, by tomorrow, these winds will be shifting and look at the stronger wind gusts at the shore. tomorrow afternoon winds topping 20 miles an hour. farther inland, you'll see lighter wind. we could see wind gusts later tomorrow. close to 50 miles an hour. rip current risk, that's going to be increasing just time for the holiday weekend, sadly. a moderate to high risk of dangerous rip currents, rough seas and strong gusty winds as well, saturday through monday as the winds will really be increasing at the shore. radar and satellite, there's nothing to show you in our area just yet. completely clear for the lehigh valley. but here's the weekend. that rain is going to be pushing closer to our area and clouds will be moving in first thing on saturday. it's all because of hermine, now a tropical storm moving to the north/northeast at 14 miles an hour.
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expected to go right across the carolinas and then out to sea. expected to linger offshore in our area for days. we'll see the wind and possibly some clouds and even a chance of some rain for much of the holiday weekend. and into next week as well we'll be watching that storm system. for today, though, it's sunshine. low 80s for philadelphia with low humidity, bright, sunny skies in the suburbs. 78 agrees degrees this afternooe lehigh valley. nothing but sunshine. delaware will see sunny skies, 80 the high temperature. no problem for jersey or the jersey shore. there will be more clouds later today. it will be dry during the day today. the weekend forecast and beyond, i'll take you through it hour by hour when i'm back in just a few minutes. 6:40 right now on this friday. a few trouble spots out there. all things considered much better than earlier this week, right? >> absolutely. jessicaç is looking at 422 rig now. >> we just found an accident
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scene around route 23. it's doing better than when i brought this camera up a few moments ago. it's on the eastbound side of 422 and over into the center median. it was blocking part of the lane a few moments ago. all lanes are getting back through the area. no big problems or delays. out in newark, an accident scene is turning into -- it called for an overturned dump truck,. thorndale train 516, 12 minutes and 15 minutes on the route 102 trolleys. the birds finish the up the preseason on a strong note. >> highlights of the matchup with the jets last night and we're also tracking hermine. we'll tell you what this storm system could mean for this holiday week as we give you a live look from atlantic city. we're looking at a pretty nice day, actually. we'll tell you when that is
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as bill henley informed us as we were coming on the air this morning, hermine is now a tropical storm and we're tracking it as the system moves through georgia and into the carolinas. hermine made landfall along the florida gulf coast as a category 1 hurricane early this morning. we expect rain and wind from the storm to reach our area this weekend. 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
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was charged and later convicted with the sexual abuse of ten boys. in a life size bronze statue of paterno was removed from the football stadium following a scathing internal review. at the time, the charges were made public, paterno told recorders, i wish i had done more. paterno died from cancer several months later. >> long-time espn anchor linda cohen is upset with penn state's decision. she tweeted out she's disgusted and time doesn't heal wounds. what are your thoughts on penn state honoring paterno? follow us on social media and join the conversation. like the nbc 10 facebook page and you can comment on this and other stories of the day. here we go. he's got one man to beat. >> now to the pros. that is a wrap on the preseason. the eagles beating the jets last night in the game you saw right here on nbc 10. the eagles regular season kicks off on september 11th here at
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home against the cleveland browns. nbc 10, of course, your home for the philadelphia eagles. we told you yesterday morning but now it's official. philadelphia will be home to the 2017 nfl draft. philly hosted the first ever draft in the nfl back in 1936. 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. >> 13 before 7:00. we have sunshine. beautiful sunny start to philadelphia. cool start in the lehigh valley. here comes the sun. a gorgeous day ahead. the humidity is nice and low. nice breeze out of the north. cape may, new jersey will see plenty of sunshine along with atlantic city today. that will change this weekend because of that. hermine, now a strong tropical storm with 70 mile-an-hour winds. it's over land now. that will weaken the storm. all of that moisture, flooding rain of 5 to 10 inches as this
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storm moves to the northeast and heads over the carolinas and thenç out to sea which sounds great except it's going to be lingering off our coastline and could cause problems on through the holiday weekend and beyond. the rain by late this evening, is going to be in north carolina. the storm will be centered in south carolina. then over the next 24 hours, it moves out to sea. the clouds start increasing in philadelphia first thing tomorrow morning. you'll see those clouds thicker at the shore and southern delaware with some sunshine to start with farther north and west. that rain moves offshore. we will likely see some rain in southern delaware and at the shore, this computer model keeps the bulk of the rain offshore, even if that does happen. we'll see strong gusty winds. tropical storm force winds are possible along the coast lien for the jersey shore and the delaware beaches. if this storm tracks forrer this to the west, we'll see stronger
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winds reach inland. either way, we have challenging conditions for the holiday weekend. on saturday, rain showers arrive in new jersey and delaware with the wind increasing saturday afternoon. sunday, a chance of rain in new jersey and delaware. tracks farther to the west. that will be heavier rainfall and gusty winds, highest winds could be gusting to 50 miles an hour at the shore and gradual clearing skies on monday. if that pulls away. it will be lingering. the wind will continue on monday and even beyond. clouds increasing with the chance of showers for saturday in philadelphia. sunday there is a chance of rain but if that storm system, like the computer model we just looked at, stays offshore, there's less of a chance inland. still a chance of showers and strong, gusty winds for the jersey shore and the delaware beaches. come monday, we may see it slowly pull away. increasing sunshine on monday but still a possibility of showers and the rip current risk
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will be straight on through the holiday weekend along with rough seas and those strong gusty winds, we could still see tropical storm strength winds on monday and possibly beyond. >> bill, i always say enjoy the moment we can focus on what's happening and what may happen this weekend. look at what's happening today. 81 degrees. >> today will be beautiful. that weekend forecast can change dramatically, better or worse, all dependent on the path that storm takes. that's why the storm forecast is updaylighted every few hours. >> all right. thank you very much, bill. let let's check in, find out what's happen on the roads. 422. >> jessica boyington, what are you seeing out there. >> a few minor things this morning, this one minor as well. 422, a disabled vehicle or accident scene. either way, not something that's causing any major delays. it's on the eastbound side of
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422 now over into the center median there. into the grassy part of the street. we're not even on the left-hand lane. you can see they have cones out there. something to watch out for around route 23. nuke, this accident scene, tieing things up around 95 northbound. here's the admiral wilson boulevard. we're good to go here. at this time yesterday, we're seeing major delays backed up over the ben franklin bridge. it looks like so far an easy friday. don't want to jinx it, though. >> we'll take it. thanks, jess. 6:51. ç coming up, one last checkn hermine and more an what we can expect from the storm system over the long holiday weekend. >> here's a long look with the sun shining. and get ready for another friday of high school football
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a few minutes before 7:00. here's some of the stories we're following today. >> we are tracking hermine. it's now a tropical storm after making landfall this morning, along the florida gulf coast as a category 1 hurricane. the system is moving through georgia right now and into the
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carolinas. rain and wind from the storm could reach our area this weekend. later on today, we'll learn more about a beach and dune protection project at the jersey shore. 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. the unemployment rate is expected to remain at around 4.9%. and here's a live look at citizens bank park. tonight when the phillies host the braves, the team will join in a league-wide effort to mark childhood cancer awareness day at games across the country. pediatric cancer patients will be honorary groundskeeper and will take part in the first pitch ceremony in a special
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lineup of courage. septa is reporting some progress. the transit agency is warning riders that the regional rails will get more crowded after labor day. they have four silver liner trains back in service. they spent weeks creating new steel beams to put under the rail cars after cracks were discovered in the old beams. with more than 120 cars still to be fixed. septa says look for delays to increase next week as students head back to school and commuters return to work from summer vacations. officials expect train schedules to be back to normal by mid-october. good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with a check on your traffic and we have a pretty mild start to our friday morning. i don't want to get ahead of myself there. we're watching minor things that have happened on the roads so far. we're watching route 422 around route 23. disabled vehicle into the center median. there's police activity there. eastbound getting by the scene
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with no problems, all lanes are open and we're not seeing any delays approaching the scene as well. checking with the schuylkill expressway, we always can count on sexual kill to be a little bit of a delay at any time of day. right now we're not doing is bad at all. eastbound from the vine street expressway is the biggest drive time we're seeing here. 15 minutes from the blue route to the vine street expressway. average speeds in the 5s there as well. i'm guessing a lot of people are taking the extra day for the weekend, going down to the shore early. watching a disabled vehicle, easton road and horsham road. here's new jersey, a couple cars out there. no problem headed northbound toward the philadelphia area. maybe you'll be heading down the shore. you'll be in the southbound lanes. no problems getting there. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> we're tracking hermine. hermine, a strong, powerful tropical storm with 70 mile-an-hour winds is moving, is on the move, north/northeast at 14 miles an hour. it's in georgia right now. it will go through the carolinas and then it heads offshore and
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lingers for days. sunday morning, monday morning, tuesday, wednesday. this will impact our area, especially right along the coast well into next week. there's already a tropical storm watch up. gusts near 50 miles an hour for saturday, sunday, monday and possibly beyond. today, beautiful weather abounds it. won't last through the holiday week. clouds out of the area for philadelphia, the suburbs, the lehigh valley, look at that sunshine. 80 degrees this afternoon in the lehigh valley. 81 in philadelphia, 79 at the shore. the weekend forecast all comes down to the path of hermine. >> we'll have local updates throughout the morning. get realtime news, weather and traffic on the nbc 10 app. >> download it for this weekend. >> yes.
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>> thanks for watching. the "today" show is next. >> safe holiday weekend. good morning. breaking news. hurricane hermine slams into florida overnight bringing pouring rain, driving wind and violent surf. now a tropical storm passing over florida and then heading straight up the east coast just in time for the holiday weekend. we're live inside the storm zone. >> explosion. investigators trying to figure out why that spacex rocket blew up on the launch pad incinerating a $200 million facebook satellite. this morning why the accident isn't just a major setback for facebook but for the future of space exploration.


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