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right now we're tracking the remnants of tropical depression nate as the storm moves our way bringing rain to the area. thanks for being with us today. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm via sikahema. there are already showers in the suburbs this morning. the storm made landfall first in louisiana late saturday and then mississippi yesterday morning. look at this -- didn't cause major damage like other recent hurricanes, but it did trigger flooding that washed over roads and caused power outages. also small boats washed ashore causing soil erosion. and nate brought with it a storm surge in biloxi, mississippi, that swamped low-lying areas of the city. these are some of the images of water gushing into buildings and parking decks and garages, dunking cars and knocking out electricity. now the remnants of nate are headed our way. let's get to meteorologist bill henley with the most accurate weather forecast. >> fortunately we're not going to see scenes like that in our area. we'll only see rain. at the shore, showers. so far this morning, it is dry.
that's a live view from the marquis de lafayette hotel. clouds over wilmington, philadelphia, trenton. dry now. but you see the light showers that are moving through allentown. the main area of wet weather moving through virginia, approaching d.c. we'll see rainfall but less than an inch for most areas today. thunderstorms all that likely for us. still warm outside. 70s this morning. more than 20 degrees above normal this hour. 72 in the suburbs. 74 in philadelphia. dry now, but rain will be fall this morning. by late morning, steadier rain and the winds will be picking up, too, as the remnants of nate move through our area. the winds are not going to get all that strong. we could see gusts of 20 miles per hour this afternoon. temperatures late, they're going to peak. we could see breaks of sunshine, upper 70s and low 80s today. i'll break the forecasts down, show you when to expect that heavier rainfall moving in when
i come back in a few minutes. first, jessica boyington is watching your first alert traffic. >> thanks. we're watching the roosevelt boulevard now. cameras around 17th street. so far, so good here, too. no problems or delays. you see this is the southbound side. that's moving toward the schuylkill. we'll see a little more cars heading that direction. for the most part, everything's okay. in upper potts grove, a crash on farmington avenue at north state street. that came in around 4:15 this morning. we'll end with construction in wilmington on 95 northbound between concord pike and marsh road at exits 8 and 9. that will be there until 6:00, about another hour or so. school mold concerns are growing for parents in south jersey this morning. teachers and staff with the monroe school district are being told not to return to class today, and the board of education is holding an emergency meeting tonight. we have more from gloucester county and katy zachry. the mold is an issue, why is the
district making changes? >> reporter: the newest information we have this morning is that teachers and staff have been told not to report to their specific schools today for this in-service day because of ongoing air quality testing. this information comings at the same time a -- comes at the same time a parent has reached out to us saying mold has been found in every school building in the district. i am working to confirm the information. i've been reaching out to the superintendent and the principal of holly glen elementary school behind me. in the meantime, take a look at this video. these pictures of moefld were provided after the environmental testing last week. we know at holly glen, mold was found in places like the classroom, hallways, even the library. this school is closed until they can remediate the problem. because of this students and staff are being relocated to other schools beginning tomorrow when students are back from the
columbus day holiday. the big question now is if mold is found at every other school in the district, where will students go where the air is safe. again, i mentioned at the top of the story, i've been reaching out to the superintendent and the principal of holly glen elementary school this morning to find out more about his developing story. we're also working to find out the nature of the emergency board meeting that's been called for tonight. for now, reporting in williamstown, katy zachry, "nbc10 news today." cheltenham students found out their library also has a mold issue. a message from the principal says a contractor found mold in the air and on many of the books. the library will be shut down. a project already in the works is being accelerated, including a new hvac system. about 5:05. breaking news, a search is
underway for the driver who hit an 85-year-old woman and took off. this happened just about a half hour ago. a little bit more than that in the fox chase neighborhood of philadelphia. the woman has fractures to both legs. nbc10's pamela osborne is on her way to the scene and will check in in a half hour. new, a philadelphia firefighter is in the hospital following this fire at a row home in port richmond last night. no one inside was hurt. we're working to find out the condition of the firefighter. smoke and water damaged several adjoining row homes. investigators are looking into reports of hoarding conditions at the fire scene. and president trump went on a twitter tirade against a tennessee senator from his own party. that senator quickly fired back. sunday bob corker, the chairman of the senate foreign relations committee, accused the president of tweeting his office like a reality show and making reckless threats toward other countries that could get -- could set the nation on "a path to world war
iii." those comments capped a social media feud in which the president tweeted, "senator bob corker begged me to endorse him for re-election in tennessee. i said no, and he dropped out, said he could not win without." -- "without my endorsement." he also wanted to be secretary of state, and i said no, thanks. he's largely responsible for the horrendous iran deal. hence, i would fully expect corker to be a negative voice and stand in the way of our great agenda. didn't have the guts to run." corker fired back with this tweet saying, "it's a shame the white house has become an adult daycare center. someone obviously missed their shift this morning." corker's support will be critical to the president's -- to the president on tax reform and the fate of the iran nuclear deal. we'll keep an eye on the president's twitter feed to see how he responds to corker's latest comments. the 4-1 eagles are more than a passing fancy after they crushed the cardinals by 27
points at the linc. >> they looked really good yesterday. quarterback carson wentz launched four touchdown throws, three in the opening quarter. the birds' defense, they were sharp. really good. limiting arizona to just a single touchdown on the day. and the eagles, well, they had a ball in the blowout. in fact, they had a baseball. birds channelled their inner foils with this celebration that went viral. everybody looking for the ball. out there somewhere. then there's the deep dive into the eagles' victory. birds' receiver aguilar capping off the 72-yard touchdown with a back plunge into the end zone. he turned around on the 1 yard line before doing a trust fall for the score. that looks familiar -- it should. another former eagle, a former eagle, did this in 2010. you remember desean jackson pulling that off on sunday night football? aguilar did the trust fall as a
tribute to jackson. the first-place eagles don't have to wait long to face cam newton and the panthers. the birds will be in charlotte this week for thursday night football. that's where they wear the funky uniforms. you can hardly wait to see how the eagles treat that. the eagles' game-day kickoff will come your way at 7:00 followed by "eagles game plan" at 7:30. nbc10 is your official station for the philadelphia eagles. 5:08 on columbus day morning. looking at a live view of the battleship "new jersey" in camden. no doubt on this holiday, a lot of people will be touring the battleship, and the color will match the color of the skies. gray skies to start and, yes, rain falling. fortunately most of the tour is inside. allentown, just a few light showers this morning. there's some steadier rain that's going to be moving in. it's going to arrive during the morning and continue into the afternoon.
what's left of nate will swing through during the day and then move out of here tonight. by 8:30, the heavier downpours are just to the west. it will keep temperatures from climbing that much this morning. you'll see a nice warmup as the showers taper off this afternoon. we'll be in the upper 70s hater tod -- upper 70s later today. the trend is for a dry and warmer day, too. sunshine and up to 84 degrees. the end of the week, gets back to autumn at least for a couple of days. 60s for thursday and friday. another warmup next week. the weekend will be unusually warm. normal high is 69 degrees. we'll be way above that for much of the week. we'll look beyond the trend with the ten day on 10 coming up in the next half hour. >> thank you. 5:09. let's look at 295 in south jersey. >> jessica boyington with the first alert traffic. >> guys, so 295 right near route 38, so far, so good. here's the southbound side here.
that would be what is moving, maybe if you're heading toward philadelphia, sticking to the left there, go to the right, heading toward the 42 freeway. no problems. here northbound moving up toward trenton, no problems there either. roads are still quiet this morning. southbound 95 is good from woodhaven to the vine. a 12-minute trip. really light and speeds into the mid 60s. watch for this crash out in upper potts grove on farmington avenue around north state street. so far, moving through the intersection might be sticky, but mass transit on or close to schedule. back to you. >> thank you. 5:10. online outcry. a well-known soap company is trying to backtrack as some call the latest ad racially insensitive. and paying less for your morning commute. why gas prices are dropping. plus, furry, friendly, and comforting. meet the four-legged helpers from our area now in a city in need of healing. paulsboro's a very proud community.
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those service dogs are in las vegas. >> they're on a politician to help first responders and anyone who may need healing after the shooting. among those on scene, a 4-year-old rottweiler gunther with former police major john hunt. >> people will pet the dog, and all of a sudden they start talking. >> gunther and the team have traveled to scenes of other tragedies. they were in orlando after the pulse nightclub shooting. new, the man known as the red hat hero during the las vegas massacre has surfaced after people wanting to thank him tracked him down through social media. that's anthony chavez at the memorial in vegas. he was in the front row of the country music concert when the shots began pouring on to the crowd. he got his girlfriend over a four-foot fence and then himself. and then he turned to help others.
>> several of the women around us kind of -- we locked eyes. i said, okay, i need to help them. my girlfriend hid in between speakers. and i just helped, you know, however many people i could. >> chavez says he doesn't see himself as a hero. he simply did what he needed to do. >> i'm sure the women see him as a hero big time. >> so do we. 5:15. let's get you to work. >> we'll look at 95 with jessica boyington. >> watching 95 around girard avenue. so far, so good. drive times okay. this is the southbound side here. that's moving up toward central city. and from woodhaven to the vine, a 12 or 13-minute trip. no delays so far. in upper potts grove, there's a crash on farmington heavy around north state street. in atlantic city, there's construction. dealing with this sorry several days. the atlantic city expressway --
dealing with this for several days. the atlantic city expressway. lane restrictions there. mass transit, close to schedule now for amtrak, septa, new jersey transit, and patco. so far, so good. back to you. >> thank you. 5:15 on this monday. we'll get rain. hope you brought the umbrella. >> i did because i heard the rain overnight. it's coming. meteorologist bill henley with the most accurate weather forecast. bill? >> yeah. we did get a few showers overnight. right now, mostly cloudy over the nbc10 studios. and most of the area looking at clouds and warm temperatures. 70s, no sign of autumn this morning or this afternoon. low 70s for west callum, exton, ft. wales. nobody is chilly. nobody is going to see a quick warmup today. the temperatures will be climbing. clouds over philadelphia, abington, the township is dry.
the first showers rolled through the suburbs and into the lehigh valley. this is moving our way. what's left of nate will swing through during the day and move out. tonight, seeing clearing skies, and the first of the clearing may happen this afternoon. the hour-by-hour forecast shows at 10:30 you'll be able to use that umbrella in philadelphia and new jersey and delaware. most of new jersey will be dry at this point. the heavier showers in berks county and into the lehigh valley. those showers will swing through philadelphia and eventually move into new jersey. and swinging through delaware, too, the shore this afternoon scattered showers. not a steady rain along the coast. the steady rain is more likely north and west. by 7:00, not too many showers left. we'll get breaks of sunshine before the sun sets. late tonight, 11:00 tonight, a few showers. spren sprinkles moving through the cape may area. for columbus day, high of 80 this afternoon.
tomorrow, the sun is back and so is summer-like heat. 84 degrees. that's after a warm start at 69 degrees. another chance of showers wednesday and into thursday. that brings the temperatures down. finally, 70 on wednesday, 60s for thursday and friday. the clouds lingering into friday night. the weekend, a different story. the clouds break, temperatures move up. 77 on saturday. 80s again on sunday. another cold front arrives on monday. we'll see showers. that cold front will bring autumn cool weather right back into here for next tuesday and wednesday. >> thank you. less pain at the pump. what's driving down the costs of gas prices this morning. and a spooky scam is targeting parents trying to snag the perfect halloween costume. the new way thieves are trying to steal your cash. and immigration demands. the trump administration has released a policy wish list that they say will help keep thousands of young immigrants in the united states.
a new company that says it's committed to representing the beauty of diversity had to apologize for a facebook ad that some people found offensive. here's a look at the ad. showed a black woman wearing a brown t-shirt, removing her top to reveal a white woman in a lighter top. another image shows the white woman removing her shirt to show a woman of apparently asian descent. by sunday, dove's facebook and twitter pages were filled with a litany of backlash from consumers. dove took the ad down and issued this apology, "an image we recently posted on facebook missed the mark in representing women of color thoughtfully. we deeply regret the offense that it caused." some comments say the apology is weak. others say the ad is so offensive they're never going to buy dove again. 5:22. less pain at the pump. your morning commute will cost you less this morning as gas prices are dropping. landon dowdy is here with the
cnbc business news. the reason behind the decline? tell us more. >> reporter: yes, that is right. prices at the pump are continuing to fall. an industry survey shows the average price of regular unleaded dropped seven cents in the past two weeks to $2.50 a gallon. analysts are reporting to a decline in crude oil prices. as flooded refineries on the gulf coast resume operations. in pennsylvania, government averages $2.71, $2.51 in new jersey, and $2.29 in delaware. back to you. >> and we understand that walmart aims to cut down the time it takes to make returns. what's that about? >> reporter: yes. this could come in handy around the holiday shopping season for sure. walmart wants to drastically cut the amount of time it does take for customers to return their items. the retailer will roll out a mobile express returns next month for items bought on line. and shoppers start the process on their phone through the
walmart app, and then at the store they'll scan a code in an express lane to get their refund. the program will expand early next year to include items bought in stores. also let's check the markets here on wall street. it could start the trading day with more green arrows. the markets coming off of a positive week despite a mixed session friday following the negative jobs report. there is no economic data today as the bond market is closed for columbus day. the stock market, of course, is open. and we'll be covering it all day. back to you. thanks. a football fan's passionate message. a 6-year-old explains her love of the game to an felt n game accused -- to an nfl player accused of making sexist comments. columbus day, but no day off from the wet weather that was around yesterday. we've got rain moving in. so far dry at the shore. that will change. that's a live view from the marquis de lafayette hotel.
5:24 and 74 degrees. jessica boyington is in the first alert traffic center. good morning. >> good morning, bill. we're watching the blue route this morning around the germantown pike. heading to the mid county tolls, you'll get there just fine. so far, so good. updates on the rest of the roads and for the morning coming up. ♪
school mold concerns. an emergency meeting is set for a south jersey school board as angry parents demand answers when it comes to their kids' health. immigration policy wish list. the trump administration is making demands as congress works to keep dreamers in the u.s. and waiting for a miracle. new this morning, meet a local college student focusing on school work as he hopes to find a new kidney. >> a special young man. we'll introduce you coming up. we're tracking remnants of
tropical depression nate as the storm moves our way bringing us rain. good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm via sikahema. there are already showers in the suburbs this morning. the remnants of hurricane nate may have spawned a tornado near greenville, south carolina. the high winds knocking down trees, cut power to thousands of customers in that area. there are no reports of anyone getting hurt. the national weather service will be looking at the scene to determine if a twister did, in fact, damage there and touch down. meteorologist bill henley has the most accurate weather forecast. will we be feeling the effects of nate today? >> yes, we will. i don't think we'll see severe weather in our area. we'll get rain, and it will get breezy. what we've seen so far is some light showers moving through the area. the first batch moved through the suburbs and into the lehigh valley. what's on its way is right here, moving through virginia and into d.c. it's on track to arrive here this morning and stay with us into early this afternoon. as the day goes on, conditions
will be improving. it's a quick-moving system. what isn't movinga the this hour, the temperatures -- moving this hour, the temperatures. clouds, low 70s in falluja-- in new jersey and the suburbs. 75 now. more rain moving in during the morning. the steadier rain and potentially heavy downpours at 11:00. there's an outside chance of a thunderstorm today. this afternoon, we'll see some late afternoon breaks in the clouds, and that's when the temperatures are going to peak in the 70s and low 80s. and at the shore, no steady rain here. you'll see some showers, up to 77 degrees this afternoon. i'll break it down, the forecast for each part of our area, when i come back in a few minutes. first perks jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. >> thanks. starting with a crash in shanksville, main street. just came in a few seconds ago. also watching the schuylkill expressway, our cameras around girard avenue showing a wide shot here. showing it looking great. the eastbound side moving toward