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65 degrees outside. these warm temperatures are going to disappear fast. by tonight, many areas dropping to the 30s and then the snow starts moving in. we told you this week was going to be a roller coaster ride, and the biggest drop of all starts tonight. i'm keith jones. >> i'm erin coleman. going from 60s to snow in a matter of hours and we want to make sure you're ready for the big change. the weather team is tracking the totals, the timing, and temperatures for your neighborhood, and randy gyllenhaal will join us from one area that could see the most snow. >> let's start with glenn "hurricane" schwartz. give us an update on when the snow starts and where. >> well, up in the lehigh valley, burks county, could start shortly after midnight. the peak of this storm is going to be right during the morning rush. and that's part of the problem with it, not the biggest storm we have ever seen. it's limited in time, but right in the morning rush, and we haven't had anything like this this season. 5:00 to 9:00 a.m. for the peak,
at the peak, 2 to 3 inches per hour, with thundersnow possible. visibility cut down. the snow covered roads. even though the roads are warm right now, when snow is falling at a fast rate, it can stick. now, during the night, the snow is coming over. it might start as rain, especially in the philadelphia area, but change over by 6:00 a.m., when it gets to be the heaviest. and then it starts piling up. for several hours, 8:00 to 9:00 a.m., and then it's ending from west to east. so it's really going to taper off fast. it's going to end fast. only a part of the day is going to be really difficult, but at the peak of this storm, it's going to be beyond difficult, may not be able to travel for at least a couple hours. 6 to 10 inches in general over the northern yare uz, just about
all snow. 4 to 8 inches in wilmington to philly, up to trenten because some will be snow and some will be rain, and more rain than snow farther to the south. we'll get into the neighborhood totals a little later. >> the lehigh valley could see the most snow from this. >> people in allentown are hoping the city has made some changes since the last big storm. you might remember last year's blizzard. dumped nearly 32 inches and left people digging out for days. >> randy gyllenhaal is live in allentown tonight. what's the city's plan this time around to clear the streets? >> well, it's a tale of two winters. last winter, these trucks got a workout, more than 30 inches of snow in a single day. so far this winter, all season, crews have only to clean up 2.9 inches snow total. so the plow truck drivers are itching to get to work, and this week, they might get some overtime. at the public works yard, it's a recipe for winter.
load up on brine, add a of salt, make sure we're good to go, sometimes you need repairs. >> greg and his team will hit the streets by midnight to big roads first. then smaller neighborhoods where they're asking people at home to pitch in. >> don't take the snow that you have on the side and put it in the street. when you're shoveling your car out, try to put it to the side a little bit. >> allentown once in the bull's eye. last year, 31 inches fell in a blizzard clogging tight neighborhoods where plows had trouble squeezing by. >> you get so much snow, like, you're snowed in because it took two days to shovel out my car last year. >> they say even ten inches will cause major problems on her block, and she has to get to work. >> i have to go. i'm a hosnurse so i have to be there. >> across town at cedar creek park, the snowing hill hasn't seen a soul all season. brandon hoping to trade in his scooter for a toboggan tomorrow.
>> see if we can get sleds out of storage and go down the hill. >> for now, people out enjoying the last of the sunshine. local schools could close tomorrow. the city urging people who don't have to work to stay home. >> you know, if you have a chance to take the day off, take it day off and enjoy some snow. >> back here live at the plow yard, we still have clear blue skies. still pretty warm out, but thas going to change in the next few hours. meantime, the city does say they're going to try to do trash pickup tonight in allentown to start to clear the streets. they'll have more than 40 plows on the roads tonight into the morning. live in allentown, randy gyllenhaal. >> thank you so much. let's take a live look at 95, roads looking normal right now, but just like where randy was in allentown, the first of the weather team has been telling to avoid driving while the snow is at its worst tomorrow morning. pendot is ready to roll to get the roads clear as soon as possible. nbc 10 at the salt yard in norristown today as the trucks were loaded up.
pen dot has more than 300 trucks prepared to hit the roads at any time. >> philadelphia streets department is revving up for its snow plan as well. it has 50,000 tons of salt ready to spread on the roads. 350 trucks will be plowing the streets, and if there isn't any trash pickup tomorrow, you're going to have to wait until next week. >> a warning for drivers already dealing with traffic problems in mercer and bucks counties. the bridge commission tells us to expect major delaysige the morning on the trenton morrisville bridge and scutter bridge. they suggest you don't travel, but if you have to, allow for extra time. there's already congestion because of the delaware river bridge closed. we've been telling you how temperatures are going to drop a lot over the next few hours. >> some areas may have trouble getting cold enough for snow. krystal klei is taking a closer look neighborhood by neighborhood. >> that's right. at least at first, too warm for us to see snow. some areas beginning as rain and flipping over. it's pretty obvious why. if you walked out, you maybe
were like me, sleeveless, because you didn't need a jacket. look at the numbers. these aren't the highest we saw. we're at 61 in philadelphia, and upper 50s in the pennsylvania suburbs. through new jersey, mid 50s, even the lehigh valley, and 62 in delaware, just to put it in perspective, we set records for warmth today in wilmington, philadelphia, atlanta city, in redding. we could keep going on here, allentown, mt. pocono. records all over the. but let's talk temperatures as we move throughout the night. 59 around 6:00. we're almost there currently. 40s by 10:00 p.m., and there you go, 34 at 6:00 a.m. this is right in the time slot we're going to see heavy rain start turning to heavy snow at 6:00 a.m. as well on the cusp of freezing. look at areas like the suburbs, already right at freezing, at 6:00 a.m. through the lehigh valley as well, even delaware and new jersey, getting close by 6:00 a.m. so coming up in a few minutes, to time this out hour by hour through the storm to let you know what to expect in your
morning. >> all right, thank you. before the temperatures take a nose dive, people are taking advantage of it out there. >> cindy long joins us live at cooper river park, and some people decided to take a little recess from their normal day to day work today. >> erin and keith, that's right. recess, i think, maybe since before lunchtime today, to the point some people, they shied away when they saw our cameras because when they came out to take their lunch break, they didn't want to get back to work. it's simply too nice. recess or playing hooky, whatever you call if, it is deaf inly still in full swing right here. take a look. the park and playground beside the boat house has been a magnet for moms and kids and grandparents throughout the day today. with manied in shorts and short sleeves or just light sweatshirts. when wru have weather that feels this good, many are taking advantage of it. kids are sliding and climbing, and we have all kinds of swings today. both here at the park and the swing of the 9 iron.
>> fantastic. this is it. >> this time of year, you're ready. you're ready for the warm weather, but that is crazy. you know, beautiful weather one day and snow the next. my grandkids will like it because they can go out and make snowmen and throw snowballs. >> at the golfing academy, retired officers got into their comfort zone, hitting a bucket of balls. the meantime, actually, you can see the sun out here, it felt hot, guys, a little earlier. we saw baby strollers, kayaks on the river, a ton of people burning those winter calories. after being cooped up. they were running and biking. tomorrow they'll also feel the burn, though, of the snow shovel. and the fact that the groundhog was right, and winter is not yet over. so we'll see. we're live in pennsauken. i'm cydney long, nbc 10 news. >> folks trying to soak it in. thank you. as the weather changes over the next 12 hours, we have got you covered. the nbc 10 morning team will be on early at 4:00 a.m. to help
you plan the beginning of your day. they'll have the latest weather and traffic conditions and any school closings or delays. >> you can also get that information any time on the nbc 10 app. there's also an interactive radar and the latest forecast for your neighborhood. now to a developing story out of philadelphia. the victims of that deadly building collapse on market street have reached a settlement. the 19 plaintiffs will receive $227 million. >> lauren mayk shows us how the victims will use that money to move forward from this tragedy. >> the collapse at the corner of 22nd and market killed seven people. including rose alean. >> this has left a very big void in our family and it's something we're learning every day to cope with. >> today, the family gathering at the end of a 3 1/2-year journey as a $227 million settlement for the victims and their families is announced. it will be split by the 19 plaintiffs including a survivor,
maria, pulled from the rubble 13 hours after the collapse and lost both of her legs. her friend daria talking about what life is like for the native of ukraine. >> maria used to be very independent, very outgoing person. and for her, this is a very big challenge to adjust to this new maria. >> attorneys for the plaintiffs declined to say how much each of the defendants including the salvation army will pay in the multimillion dollar settlement. the salvation army releasing a statement saying, quote, our deepest sympathy remains with the victims and their families through this extremely difficult time. we pray for the healing of our community. they continue to serve those in need with compassion as we have for more than 137 years in philadelphia. for families like those of rose aln, the journey brings some gratitude. >> we're glad that laws have been put in place to help other lives from falling victim. >> but it doesn't fill the void.
>> i'm lauren mayk, nbc 10 news. >> because rosealine was a teacher, family says they'll help some of that money to help schools and students, including in her native country of sierra leone. >> to a shooting in bensalem that claimed the life of a woman, now investigation tonight. the shooting happened near fayette around 2:00 this morning. the northampton county coroner's office pronounced the 19-year-old dead a short time later. anyone with information is exasked to call police. >> new details uncht the man behind the wheel of this stolen taxi. on monday, 51-year-old jonathan gaye was at 20th and locust streets when a can pulled up with a woman inside. the driver grabbed the woman by her hair and pulled her to the ground. the driver got out to help her, gay jumped into the cab and took off. he ended up driving through rittenhouse square. several good samaritans helped
stop him. >> a new era, a local school has gotten rid of its controversial mascot. see what students chose to replace it. >> plus, president trumps on nordstrom. why he's criticizing the clothing store and one pennsylvania lawmaker is calling him out. taking a live like now, the schuylkill express way starting to back up. drivers getting around okay now, but tomorrow morning, a much different story. what you need to know about the snow in your neighborhood. that's next on nbc 10 news at 5:00. fios in the house!
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president trump's pick for attorney general appears to be headed toward confirmation in a matter of hours. the senate working overtime right now to get there. a live picture right noum from capitol hill. the senate has been worthing around the clock toward confirming jeff sessions. a vote on session is scheduled to happen at 7:00 this evening. the alabama senator is expected to be confirmed as the nation's top law enforcement officer, but the vote is likely to be along party lines. democrats have criticized sessions for being too close to the president, too harsh on immigrants, and too weak on civil rights. president trump had harsh words today for the lawyers and judges involved in deciding whether to reinstate his immigration travel ban. trump defended it while speaking to a group of police chiefs this
morning. a federal judge has put the ban on hold. now, an appeals court is considering an appeal from the trump administration. the president says he had the right to enact the travel restriction. >> and i don't ever want to call a court biased, so i won't call it biased, and we haven't had a decision yet. but courts seem to be so political. >> that federal appeals court said it would not issue a ruling today. the president's travel ban was the subject of a demonstration that began at the university of pennsylvania today. this group of penn students marched from campus to senator pat toomey's center city office. they're calling on republican senator to change his position. you can add nordstrom to the list of companies president trump hassed out on twitter. nordstrom announced it would no
longer carry ivanka trump's line of clothing and accessories. mr. trump tweeted this out this morning, quote, my daughter ivanka has been treating unfairly by nordstrom. she's a great person, always puggish me to do the right thing. terrible, end quote. >> the pennsylvania senator bob casey replied to mr. trump's tweet by retweeting it and cc'ing the office of government ethics twitter handle. a spokesperson issued a statement saying senator casey feels it is unethical and inappropriate for the president to lash out at a private company for refusing to enrich his family. the office of government ethics has not responded. >> a controversial abortion bill in pennsylvania cleared the senate this afternoon. it would ban abortions at 20 weeks. that's four weeks earlier than the current law. the bill still needs to go through the house. governor tom wolf can veto the bill. he called it, quote, radical and unconstitutional. the local skew has a new mascot. today, the red clay school
district announced the conrad schools of science in wilmington will be named the red wolves. the name change was chosens as part of a student vote. here's the new logo. it comes after the school board voted last year to remove the name redskins from the school. >> happening now, philadelphia school reform commission is holding a special meeting. they plan to volt on four new charter school applications. residents is comment on the issue before the vote. >> in mercer county, one of three vacancies in trenton's board of education now filled. they appointed heather watson to the board. she's a lifetime resident of trenton and works as a government specialist. no word on when the other two aenlss will be filled. >> back now to our first alert weather. this is a live picture at centre city philadelphia, right now, 61 degrees. not for long. temperatures taking a nose dive, and then the snow arrives.
at weaver's ace hardware, they have the salt, the shovels. they're ready to go. the manager expects business to pick up later tonight. don't wait too long to make sure you're ready for the storm. tomorrow morning is the time to watch, driving could be very dangerous in many areas. >> nbc10 has the most accurate forecast for your neighborhood. let's get the latest from first alert meteorologist krystal klei. >> we're talking about temperatures 30 degrees lower in just 12 hours. here's your radar and satellite. this is the snow we're tracking. it's headed our direction. as we go into tomorrow morning, it sidelilines up perfectly wit morning rush. here are our concerns. looking at heavy snow from 5:00 to 9:00 a.m. right when you're usually getting out the door for work or school. snow rates at times could be up to 2 to 3 inches an hour. that is some seriously heavy snow. and thundersnow is possible well. on top of that, when you have heavy snow, you've got visibility issues. less than a quarter mile
visibility means very difficult to drive, and more than just a very slow snail's pace, and snow covered roads as well, when you get snow coming that heavily, even if the ground is warm from today, snow on top of snow starts to stick, and you begin getting that accumulation. here is the hour by hour forecast. we're starting at 2:00 a.m. that's when we start to creep in some of the snow near parts of burks county, chester county, and the lehigh valley. this is where we will first see snow. you see by 4:00 a.m., starting to spread more into the philly area as well as new jersey, but mostly as rain or maybe a rain/snow mix through philadelphia. but as we get to 6:00 a.m. starting to get into that morning rush, thor blues you see on the board, that's the heavy snow beginning. it's extending right into philly, starting to turn the rain to snow in parts of new jersey and delaware as well, through new castle and kent county. we continue 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., and now we're in the thick of it, stim looking at very
steady, evy snowfall rate. this is the problem. we're talking good accumulation in a short amount of time, which means that it's going to be difficult to drive in these hours. if you can, it's either get to work very early or maybe postpone, hard to hear, i know, but until later in the day. this is going to start moving off by around your lunch time. we're seeing lighter snow, and then it completely starts to move offshore as we get later into the afternoon. we could see sunshine later in the day. here's the temperature plunge. this is impressive. 8:00, we should make it to the low 50s. we're in the low 60s right now. talking a couple hours and we're dropping to the 50s. 40s through the overnight. there's 2:00 a.m., now at 41. then there you goerse 30s in the a.m. hours, by 6:00 a.m., 34. that's low enough to start seeing it change to snow for the morning commute. here's snow totals. look at the legend at the top. purple, 6 to 10 hours. cutes, allentown, looking at the
higher accumulations. the pink color, 4 to 8 inches. westchester, right on the cusp, coatesville, brookhaven, and philadelphia, we're looking at 4 to 8 inches. that continues into mercer county and the trenton area as well. and it extends down into new yu jersey. gloucester county, camden county, 4 to 8 inches. this extends through shore points near ocean county as well. you can see tom's river under that pink. we start going lower as we get farther south. the blue, 2 to 4 inches. through hamilton, vineland, bridgeton. tell wear as well, middle town into smyrna and all the way south. cape may county to atlantic county, looking at a coating to 2 inches of snow in the forecast for tomorrow. remember, with things moving out as we get to noon. so there's a quick peek at your 10-day. this is the good news. we dry out pretty quickly. friday, though, is bitterly cold. only for a high. and then we warm up for the weekend. >> bottom line, 5:00 to 9:00,
when the major stuff is going to come down, when you don't want to be on the roadways. you should cancel plans. going to start as rain, though. people shouldn't let their guards down. >> that's the thing, i know people right now are probably not even believing us. it was 60 or 70 in some spots, but we'll see a quick temperature drop. even if you look out the window in the morning when you're just waking up and hopping out of the shower, it's rain right now, it's going to turn over quickly. it can going to be heavy so that starts picking up on the roadways and becomes a hazard. >> thanks so much. >> and coming up next at 5:00, technology in the classroom. how delaware is helping more students have a future in computers.
pennsylvania governor tom wolf detailed hiplan to support jobs training in the state. he spoke today at the carpenters joint committee. he'll talk about job creation and economic initiatives in his budget. >> delaware high school students are going to get early access to cleenl level technology class. the red clay school district and delaware state university teamed up for a new program that will take advanced high school students into college level classes. red clay leaders say business owners in delaware tell them they need more young workers who understand computers and codinger delaware state is opening up its wilmington campus. >> the museum in spring garden is hoping billboards like this one will bring in more customers. it's one of 20 going up across the city. the museum preserves the history of firefightering in philadelphia. i serve on its board. you have to check out that museum. it's wonderful. >> next at 5:00, we're continuing of course to cover
the snow that is coming our way. >> center city, crews here and across the region are working overtime to make sure the roads are ready for tomorrow morning. we're going to have an update on what's coming to your neighborhood. that's next at 5:00. and people are stopping by the hardware store on their way home. we're going to show you what they're picking up. that's coming up in a live report. ♪ oh, it's a good day... ♪
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right now at 5:00, grab your gear. doesn't feel like it now, but this winter storm is headed our way in the next 12 hours. >> the road crews are ready today. they stocked up on salt put on the plows. >> and while all that was happening, we were breaking records. this is a live look atden, across the delaware river. 60 degrees right now. many parts of the region hit the upper 60s today. don't let these temperatures fool you. snow is coming. >> it wile be here when many people normally head to work or school. we have all the information you need to keep your family safe. the first alert weather team is tracking the three ts, totals, timing, and temperatures for your neighborhood. >> aundrea cline-thomas will show us how there's plenty of winter gear to go around, but let's start with glenn "hurricane" schwartz, with your most accurate forecast. >> i know a lot of people can't believe that we could go from
records one day to snow the next. but it has happened before. the last time it happened was about ten years ago. 68 degrees one day, several inches of snow the next. likely to happen again. heaviest snow between 5:00 to 9:00 a.m. during the morning rush. snowing at a rate of 2 to 3 inches per hour. snow plows can't keep up with that. thundersnow is possible, and of course, visibility very low and roads can get snow covered, even a day after 66 degrees that we had today. here's 4:00 a.m. you see the snow starting in redding and pretty close to allentown. a little mixture near the philadelphia area. but that does not last. cold air is coming down from the north. that's going to help change rain to snow. the darker blue indicating heavier snow. covering a good bit of the area. at 6:00 a.m., and by 9:00 a.m., it's still relatively heavy, but you can see the lighter colors
now. by redding, 10:00 a.m., allentown already tapering off. you're going to be finished with your accumulating snow, redding and allentown, by about 10:00 a.m. in the philadelphia area, finished with the accumulation by about noon. and at the shore, early afternoon. so that area will take a little longer to finish. but the greatest amounts of snow, where it's going to be just about all snow, 6 to 10 inches, lehigh valley, berks county, upper chester, 4 to 8 inches in and around the philadelphia, trenton, wilmington corridors because of the combination of rain and snow. we'll get into the neighborhood amounts coming up. >> looking forward to that. meanwhile, with such mild winter so far, you might be missing some essential gear. >> aundrea cline-thomas joins us from stanley pchs hardware store. they have stuff for all the seasons right now really. >> yeah, absolutely. take a look at this shelf. they're clearing out the shelves.
making way for a new shipment of hoses in time for spring. so while they're waiting for a shipment in this aisle, they're hoping to get rid of inventory in this aisle. for some businesses, the snow storm is right on time. >> outside enjoying the nice weather. i can't believe it's going to be cold and snowy tomorrow. >> employees at stanley's hardware restock the shovels. it's one of the main items shoppers are grabbing ahead of tomorrow's storm. >> they have a good blade on it, trying to stay on it. works great. >> there are plenty more shovels in the back because of the unseasonably warm winter. snow in december and january didn't have much accumulation. >> i got my shovel. i'm in. >> the manager hopes this storm helps get more inventory out the door. storms for hardware stores are good business. but they're not alone. >> been nice if you don't like snow, but we can always use some snow just to keep money coming in for the winter.
>> since it was such a mild winter, there are plenty of supplies to go around. we're live in rocksboro. >>lert, stauging up. thank you for that. >> today's warm weather is playing tricks on us. >> no question. it doesn't feel like snow is possible right now, but temperatures in your neighborhood are going to drop. first alert meteorologist erika martinez live. change is going to happen fast. >> you know here's the deal, erin and keith. i can hear you just a little bit. i have all the kids behind me having a fun time. say hi. here we go, one of them just went rogue. basically what we're doing now is tracking the colder temperatures hour by hour. we're starting this at 5:00 p.m. we're seeing 50s to 60s, upper 40s for allentown. we get this going, and continue this through 11:00 p.m., and this is where temperatures really start to get impressive because we're seeing 30s to 40s across the entire delaware valley. continue this going through early tomorrow morning, at 5:00
a.m., 42 for dover, 29 for allentown and philly. 33 degrees for you, but then by noon, look at this, seeing 60s in dover right now, by 1:00 p.m. tomorrow, noon, 1:00 p.m., 32 for dover, 29 for burlington, 28 for trenton and allentown 27 degrees. why is this happening? because we have this intensifying behind the cold front, pulling a lot of cold air into place. the kids are having a good time today because temperatures were warm, above normal. record breaking for some. they're going to have more fun tomorrow because there's a lot of snow. do you all love snow? all right. back to you in the studio. >> you're having a good time out there. >> yeah. >> love it. >> enthusiasm is great. thanks, erika. >> as the weather changes, you really want to count on nbc10 to bring you the most accurate forecast for your neighborhood. nbc10 morning team will be on early, 4:00, to help you plan the beginning of your day.
thol rr have the latest weather and traffics and the school closings or delays. >> sounds like the kids will be up at 4:00 a.m. for snow. some of the closings, by the way, are already coming in. you can get that information any time on the nbc10 app. download it, it's free. also an interactive radar and the latest forecast for your neighborhood. all right, here's the stories we're following. county by county, in delaware county, people suffering with addiction have a new place to go for help. the health systems first steps treatment center opened today. the 52-bed facility has already received more than $940,000 in funding from city council. >> drivers in chester county may see something new and different when they hit the road. pen.added the first flashing yellow air to the intersection of 52 and west creek road. the signal is part of a detour while crews replace the street road bridge over the brandy wine creek. if you see it, make sure you
yield to other drivers and pedestrians before you make that left-hand dern. >> in kent county, a major sewage spill could impact the shellfish in the delaware bay. the state's environmental secretary stopped commercial and recreational harvesting for the next three weeks. hundreds of thousands of gallons of waste crept into the st. joan's river from a pump station in dover. the river empties into that bay. in montgomery county, 350 sixth graders got it show off their hard work at the science fair in elkins park school. students had been working on their projects for the majority of the semester. some of the questions they tried to answer are whatter do dogs see better? any answer? blue and yellow. i looked it up. to people study better when listening to mozart? >> yes. >> you're right. >> the changed them forever. now thousands of former football players are about to receive millions for their concussions. >> plus, investigating
innocence. philadelphia's top prosecutor says the city will do more if a pris claims they're not guilty. fios is not cable. we're wired differently. which means we offer equal upload and download speeds. cable can't say that. get this great offer: 150 meg internet, tv and phone for only 79.99 per month online for one year.
these temperatures are going to plunge. a major snow storm is on the way between 5:00 and 9:00 in the morning. stay tuned to our first alert weather team for the latest. >> meantime, i want it tell you about a school in atlantic county. imploring parents about a stabbing that happened on one of their buses. the principal at the school sent a letter home to parents. the letter says a student brought a knife on a bus yesterday morning. and another student was stabbed. we don't know how seriously the student was injured or how old the students are. philadelphia's district attorney will launch a conviction review unit to investigate innocence claims. seth williams said no specific cases motivated this new division. he simply said it's the practice. and the right thing to do. facing re-election in the spring, he dismissed questions about whether the task force launch was politically motivated. >> while these are very few and far between, these types of cases, the thought that anyone would be in jail a day for
something they didn't do should repulse everyone. >> williams says he will the city council for money to fund the task force during the spring budget session. >> next at 5:00, how local doctors are using smell to detect cancer. >> plus, the first alert weather team tracking snow. coming up new on nbc10 news at 6:00, overdose protection for students. the new move to keep kids safe in south jersey.
this just in to us here at nbc10 news, with the storm approaching philadelphia, now declaring a snow emergency. it takes effect at midnight tonight. and what it means for you is that all parked cars must be moved off snow emergency routes for plowing, cars that are left on snow emergency routes will be towed. in springfield, a teenage hockey player has died from a head injury. nick bond complained of a headache and later collapsed after playing a game at the wissahickon stadium club on saturday. doctors tried to relieve the pressure in his brain, but he died the next day after complications from a blow to the head. >> a pennsylvania judge finalized a billion dollar settlement to the nfl's concussion lawsuit. the u.s. district judge urged
retired players to register for the settlement. the agreement called for various levels of payment to players diagnosed with cte, als, alzheimer's, parkinson's, and dementia developed after playing in innfl. >> the nfl is not deciding who is compensable here. these are independent doctors, independently recruited by independent claim administrators overseen by the court's special masters. and the court. >> all retired players must register by august seventh of this year to be eligible for payments either now on down the road. >> a philadelphia research center is trying to determine if ovarian cancer has a signature smell. the chemical census center just received an $815,000 grant to advance its work. researchers want to build a scanner that can detect the deadly disease in its early stages. we visited hannigan landscaping wherendscaping wher getting ready for the winter
weather. they are testing equipment and loading trucks with salt. meanwhile, another crew is pruning as part of a different job because of the warm temperatures. >> usually this is the weather you're taking the stuff off the truck and putting it away and putting the landscaping equipment back on. >> snowy weather is welcome news because for them snow is big business. it also means you need to follow nbc10 for your most accurate neighborhood forecast. a lot of changes. >> no question, you have to keep your family safe. let's get the latest from krystal klei. when can we expect this? >> we're watching very closely the system. you can see right now, it's off to the west. we can expect it right in time for the morning commute tomorrow. starting to move in, just a little past midnight. that's lehigh valley and burks county. just starting to edge into the we west. so it has miles to travel. here's a look at philly right now. this is going to be a very different shot come 12 hours from now. we'll see snow across the area,
heavy snow at times, may make cameras like this one that have a long view hard to see through because at points, visibility is going to drop with heavier snow. so let's talk about it. this is your storm intensity forecast. starting at 5:00, we're looking at between the moderate to heavy rain/snow mix. you see the icon here, expected, we could see sleet as this is turning over. temperatures dropping around 5:00 a.m. by 7:00 a.m., though, heavy snow falling, and that's when you have low visibility as well as that accumulation quickly starting to pile up. now, i know that we're warm today. you think the ground is warm, and it will be, but when you start getting snow stacking up that quickly, snow upon snow means accumulation and quickly. and we stay around heavy falling snow through 9:00 a.m. so it's not a long lived snow storm for us, but it's long enough for us to see the considerable accumulation. look how quickly we drop off. 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., we have light snow to nothing as it
starts to move on out. let's track it here. here's the hour by hour. 2:30 in the morning, lehigh valley, burks county, starting to see some snow develop. this is as temperatures are falling. we should see the snow start to move through, but more of a mix. you see in chester county, delco, into philadelphia, and some rain farther south. but as we go to 6:00 a.m., we're starting the morning commute now. this is why we're under a first alert. we see the deeper blue. that'sy snow that's starting to develop, and it's even starting to mix into parts of new jersey and northern delaware. let's continue. now we're at 9:00 a.m. still a steady to heavy snow in areas. this is when we're really piling on the snow, meaning snowy roadways and low visibility are an issue right through the morning rush. there it goes, go. we start to weaken, lighter snow out of burks county by 1:00 in the afternoon, and by the rest of the afternoon, totally pulling out, we could even see a little sun as we get into the afternoon hours for some areas. once this is out, it's out, but
we have already felt the effects. so here's your storm impact scale. high impacts, lehigh valley, burks and the suburbs. the heaviest no from 3:00 to 9:00 a.m., which is why we see the highest accumulations, 6 to tinchs in the zone. low visibility is going to be a big factor for the morning rush. in philadelphia, northern delaware and new jersey, also a high impact event. snow starting 5:00 to 7:00 a.m., but the heaviest snow with the 4 to 8 inch accumulation expected and the same concern for roadways. delaware beaches and sknrursy shore, more of a low impact. that's where the snow will start later and begin as rain. a coating to two inches of snow on grassy surfaces as this moves out in the early afternoon. so as we look at your ten-day on 10, what we're tracking here, temperatures at 36 degrees for your thursday, and very windy as well. feels like temperatures dropping down into the teens. watch as we go through your
weekend hereby. we pick right up through 50 to 52 monday and valentine day at 47 degrees. >> your car goes about 65 miles an hour on the highway, right? about going 95 miles per hour on a sheet of ice. >> no sweat for the usa luge team. with the winter olympics just one year away, they are ready to slide into victory. next at 5:00, the team takes us for a wild ride in the pocono mountains. if youin a palace of ice,winter there's only one place to go. and that's not the only thing you can only find in new york state. ♪ you can find it all, only in new york. new york. it's all here. it's only here. plan your winter getaway at iloveny.com
welcome back. lester holt joins nbc studios in new york. >> he has a look at what's coming up on nbc nightly news. >> ahead for us, the family business back understand the microscope after the president tweets about a setsback for his daughter's clothing line. >> from florida, details of a high wire circus calamity, and early onset colon cancer on the rise. we have more an that when we see you coming up. for now, back to you in philly. >> see you at 6:30. thank you, lester. that is the unmistakable olympic theme song. won't be lodge before the greatest at leads in the world are once again competing for gold. >> hard to believe the opening ceremony for the 2018 winter
games in pyeongchang, south korea, is one year from today, and it athletes are already hard at work. >> we see how the australusa lu started off the week. >> in the snow topped mountains is where winter sports fanties are born. >> i always wanted to be an olympian as a kid. >> luge champion gordy sheer won silver in the '98 games and he's helping his status to help team usa find sliding stars of tomorrow. team usa travels the country and sees more than 1,000 luge hopefuls between ages 9 and 13. only about 10 make their final cut. >> there's a lot of interest. and we're very excited to, you know, introduce the sport to younger kids. >> luge is an extreme version of sledding. >> so just how extreme? well, this. the pros hit 95 miles per hour on the olympic luge track.
it's the fastest sport on ice. and probably the most dangerous, too. >> we can go all the way back to two years go, messed up my shoulder pretty good, torn labrum. i finally got better this season and then second race, for thes, that's when i go and hit my head. get a concussion. i have to miss that race. >> wylie is a junior member of team usa. he's now on the mend and has his fingers crossed he'll recover fully and make the 2018 luge team. his first shot at the olympics. >> really don't know what to expect. i'm just trying to keep my head clear, not think about it until it happens. don't want to get high hopes up until i know i'm going. gr for now, he keeps his focus by watching kids fall in love with luge, just like he did. vai sick ahamma, nbc news. >> the countdown to pyeongchang is on. nbc will be following our local athletes as they train for the
games. >> so many great stories. >> up next on nbc10nies at 6:00, we continue to track tomorrow's snow storms. expected to be the biggest of the season. >> hitting right in the middle of your drive to work. glenn. >> and timing out when the storm is going to hit your neighborhood and how much it's going to fall. next in my first alert forecast. the most accurate in philadelphia. and new at 6:00, the fight to keep high schoolers safe from drug overdoses. the new tools for school nurses coming to some south jersey schools.
right now at 6:00, bracing for the biggest snow storm of the season. several inches will start falling tomorrow after record setting warmth today. nbc10 has you covered for the next 24 hours of winter weather whiplash. right now at 6:00, we're tracking the snow storm set to arrive just hours from now. >> you're looking at the first alert radar, showing the system heading straight for our region. we already have some school closings because of it. they're scrolling at the bottom of your screen. >> temperatures will plunge. a live look at the rink at penn's landing. it's tough to keep inthe ice frozen right now. but don't be fooled. tomorrow, temperatures drop by
30 degrees. then the snow will start piling up. >> a team of meteorologists and reporters set to cover what is set to become the biggest snow storm this winter. glen hurricane schwartz is tracking the weather for where you live. >> this is going to be a very unusual snow storm that's going to be very intense for a very short period of time, compared to the average snow storm. but that intensity is coming right at the morning rush. kind of worst time, 5:00 to 9:00 a.m. will be the worst of it. at that point, 2 to 3 inches per hour at the peak of the storm, with thundersnow possible, low visibility, snow covered roads, at the height of this storm tomorrow morning, nobody is going anywhere. and the areas that are getting the heavy snow. here it comes. from the west, starting off as snow. redding and allentown, but rain or a mixture towards the philadelphia area. that makes it harder to pretreat because of this