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we're going to break down that forecast here hour by hour for your columbus day right now as the "eyeopener" continues. >> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." randy: flames rage on a boston highway. the dramatic fire overnight, and the mystery for investigators this morning. emily: dell set to make a major deal with a hopkinton company. the announcement expected in hours and how it could affect local jobs. randy: a violent ending to the patriots game in texas. the confrontation in a crowded parking lot. it's on the eye for this monday morning. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." emily: also on the eye this morning. a truck torn apart by a tornado. and what was inside might be lost forever. we'll explain what many people are missing. incredible video. good morning. i'm emily riemer. randy: and i'm randy price with cindy fitzgibbon on this monday morning. a holiday for a lot of people. cindy: a lot of people have the day off.
if you do, you need to take advantage of it. it is going to be absolutely beautiful today. really, really nice. sunshine and temperatures going to be above our average which is 63 for this time of year. average low is 48. notice in boston, we're 52 right now but it is quite a bit cooler in the suburbs. as chilly as 38 in norwood right now. notice worcester is 52. we've got the mid 40's bedford to fitchburg. nashua 46 degrees if you're heading out the door this morning. a little patch or two of fog especially out in the western half of the state. not a big issue out there. you can see vis ibilityd around keene is running about a half a mile. otherwise above any fog skies are clear. we are going to enjoy tons of sunshine today as high pressure to our south gives us a mild southwesterly wind flow. so temperatures come up quickly this morning under lots of sunshine. notice by 9:00 a.m. we're in the upper 50's, close to 60 degrees. by lunchtime, it's close to 70. we'll sneak up into the 70's this afternoon with lots of sunshine going for a high of 75 boston, 7 in worcester. as warm as 77 nashua to lawrence.
notice our cool spot today with that wind off the water. upper 60's to near 70 on cape cod. but that too really really nice weatherwise. let's get you out to the roads this morning. my guess is a lot of folks have the day off. good morning. olessa: that's what it's looking like. the pike by allston/brighton no problems. both directions quiet. let's get over to the maps and check the rest of the ride which looks great this morning. no construction to contend with because of the holiday. getting into boston problem-free ride for you right now south of town. same story looking good on route 3, 24, 95 is issue. nice and quiet ride as well on the pike and route 9 for you. if you're heading north of town that's a problem-free start as well. trains and buses are expected to start the morning on schedule. the 10k is today. expect closures. randy: thank you. right now this overnight car fire is under investigation.
the car burst into flames on 93 north on the ramp to route 16 in boston. everyone got out okay. it's not clear how the flames started. the ramp was briefly closed, but the scene is now clear. right now we are waiting for final word on a huge merger that will have a big impact on a local company. emily: the eye's jim lokay is live in hopkinton with the details we're learning overnight. jim: emily, the markets will be open today on columbus day but before that at 7:00 a.m. we're expecting to hear about a merger between e.m.c. and dell computer. that's expected later on today. that deal reportedly worth more than $53 billion. e.m.c. is the biggest technology company in massachusetts. 9,700 people work for the company statewide. neither company is talking about the deal yet. but it would create a super company worth an estimated $75 billion. as with all of these kinds of deals, there are certainly concerns about layoffs. there are no specifics on that
at this point. again, we are hoping to learn more as that deal is expected to become official at 7:00 a.m. a lot of people are asking why? dell makes computers and e.m.c. specializes in cloud computing which is what a lot of the tech companies are moving towards. live in hopkinton, i'm jim lokay, wcvb, newscenter 5. emily: breaking overnight. five nato troops are dead after a helicopter crash in afghanistan. a security guard says the chopper appeared to hit the cable of an observation balloon before it crashed landed at nato headquarters in kabul. british military officials say two of those killed were members of the royal air force. the other casualties have not been identified. breaking right now a "washington post" journalist detained in iran for more than a year has just been convicted of espionage. jason razian reportedly faces 10-20 years in prison, a judiciary spokesman says he'll
days. right now investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a fire that set several boats ablaze. at least two boats destroyed on mashpee's little river. smoke started rising off one boat yesterday morning, and it didn't take long for the fire to spread. firefighters had a hard time getting to the fire. driveway access along riverside road too narrow. the burning docks also made it tough for firefighters to reach the flames. >> pretty bad. about as bad as it gets. once these things get going it's emily: firefighters believe the fire was an accident. no one was hurt. randy: right now a man is in critical condition after he was texas. police say it happened during a parking lot outside the cowboys stadium. the suspect was also hurt while attempting to get away. he's charged with assault with a deadly weapon. the shooting happened about 90
minutes after the game ended, but many fans were still in the parking lot. the names of those involved and where they're from hasn't been released. as for the game, no problem for the pats. this was just one of the highlights. running back dion lewis dodging and weaving and getting it done. 30-6 the final. tom brady feeling pretty good. tom brady: they've got a good defense so it was a big win for us. going on the road is is never easy. you know, certainly they got two of their key guys back. they're a good team. i'm glad we got the win. randy: those injuries brady mentioned-- early in the first quarter with a rib injury. nate solder left with an elbow emily: a trespasser may be to blame for a massive fire at an abandoned club in quincy. a.m. sunday at the old sons of lebanon hall. the state fire marshal says inside the vacant building ignited the fire.
the head of auburn's housing authority is calling for changes in the law after the death of a child in a foster home. two-year-old ava conway-coxon died in a subsidized housing development two months ago. auburn officials have said they did not know one of the units was being used as a foster home. the chairman tells "the telegram" there should be a law requiring d.c.f. to notify housing authorities when foster homes are in their complexes. the hamilton man shot and killed by beverly police has now been identified. the essex county d.a. confirms christopher whitmarsh died after a confrontation with police in beverly saturday afternoon. police say he drove his vehicle into a toyota highlander and two police cruisers. the d.a. would only say whitmarsh knew one of the occupants inside that highlander. randy: boston's mayor says he still wants to talk even though the city is suing the company behind a planned casino in everett. wynn executives have said they're frustrated by walsh's legal maneuvers. but the mayor tells "the herald"
he's just trying to protect neighboring communities that would be impacted by the casino resort. wynn filed a counter-suit last week accusing unnamed defendants of defaming the company. commitment 2016. president obama says hillary clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state was a mistake. but he also said she did not damage national security. in an interview with "60 minutes," the president said all public officials must be more sensitive about how they handle information and personal data. how that controversy will figure in to tomorrow night's first democratic debate remains to be seen. five candidates will be on the stage. but there's another big question mark this morning. the eye's erika tarantal is following developments. erika: that question-- whether vice president joe biden will finally enter the race. he met with family in delaware over the weekend to weigh the decision. cnn is hosting tomorrow night's debate and says they'll happily
that's not expected. front and center will be former secretary of state hillary clinton. she'll try to win back support from independent voters. and she'll be, for the first time, forced to directly take on her closest rival, vermont senator bernie sanders. as for biden, an announcement is expected any day. >> he wants to be president. he would think he would be a better president than hillary clinton. i still think the personal is weighing on him quite, quite a bit. that, to me, in the end will be the deciding factor. erika: tomorrow's debate is the first of six for the democrats. five candidates are in. looking to steal some of the spotlight from clinton and sanders are three former governors-- martin o'malley, lincoln chafee, and jim webb. all trailing by far, they have little to lose by attacking the frontrunners. emily? them erika, thank you. the mother of a massachusetts native lost at sea on a cargo ship says she is not angry. randy: why she says she understands the captain's decision to set sail. and a new england native injured in a shark attack in hawaii. how strangers saved his life with part of a surfboard.
emily: new this morning. fall beers are just one pit-fall for calorie-counters. other seasonal diet-busters ahead. erika? breaking stories this morning. five nato troops are dead after a helicopter crash in afghanistan. two of those killed were members no word yet on the nationalities of the others. and a "washington post" reporter jailed in iran has just been convicted of espionage. jason rezaian reportedly faces 10 to 20 years in prison. cindy? cindy: and a beautiful day on the way for your columbus day, but the sunshine, the warmth, it's not going to last. our next chance for showers and much colder air ahead coming up. first take a look at what you can expect when you head out the door this morning. 40's and 50's out the door right now with mainly clear skies. the cool spot is nashua 46
air force band and singing we'll be in your area starting the 16th of october. we'd love for you to come out to one of our programs but for now good morning, "eyeopener." randy: how about that for a wake-up call! the u.s. air force band kicks off their local tour on friday in andover. they're also making stops in everett, worcester, and we'll post all the information about the concerts on our website. all of the concerts are free and open to the public. emily: not a bad way to spend some time. recording your own eyeopener just go to the front page of wcvb.com and upload it in the u-local section of our website. olessa: i think yesterday was one of the nicest days. absolutely perfect.
cindy: hard to top perfection. however, we're going to try today. if you liked yesterday you'll love today. we have one more beautiful day coming up. temperatures a few degrees warmer than it was yesterday afternoon. enjoy today. we've got clouds. maybe a shower in the forecast tomorrow. and then it will turn much cooler by the upcoming weekend. now take a look at the jetstream. it is running right now to our north. that has put us in warm air. so temperatures running above the average. but look at the changes coming. as we get into the late week and weekend time period. a dip in the jetstream is going to bring in much cooler air. so you're going to notice in your seven-day forecast a big drop in the temperatures by the upcoming weekend. we're running in the lower 50's in boston. we have definitely cooler spots in the suburbs here. worcester is 52 degrees this morning. and notice some cool pockets to the south. norwood 38. taunton 49. lower 50's out the door on the cape this morning.
just a patch or two of fog. it will burn off very quickly. we're in great shape today. notice to the south, this is where we are warming our closest area of rain. unfortunately more rain for the carolinas over the weekend. and this is something we'll be watching for tomorrow. this is going to race by to our east. we have a front off to the west. together going to gang up on us tomorrow. high pressure today keeping us nice and pleasant. sunshine pretty much all day long. cool by 8:00 a.m. we're in the lower 50's. by lunchtime 70 degrees. the lower 70's still by 5:00. just a few clouds around. look at these high temperatures. average high is 63 in boston. we're going for 75. 7 worcester. as warm as 77 nashua to lawrence. even taunton 74. cool spot today with that southwesterly wind down along the south coast and the cape where it will only be near 70 degrees by this afternoon. tonight though clouds are going to start to creep on in. by tomorrow morning this is what you're waking up to. lots of clouds. one or two spot showers around. temperatures overnight with more clouds in place going to be running in the upper 40's to mid 50's.
tomorrow still a warm day. lots of lower 70's out there. but again we're talking about more clouds tomorrow and just a couple of showers moving on in. it's really our best chance of seeing showers in the next few days. during the morning hours, i think the best chance is here in southeastern massachusetts. then we'll watch that cold front approach from the west. but as it does so, a lot of the shower activity is drying up. we're not talking about widespread rain. just the threat of a shower moving through during the afternoon. and then the skies clear out. back to sunshine on wednesday but it will be cooler. and then lots of sunshine on thursday but only around 60 degrees. a more potent front is coming in on friday. with that showers around and behind it likely the coldest air we have seen in the season so far. with that frost is likely by sunday morning and high temperatures on sunday likely not even touching 50 degrees so much colder air is working in. olessa: i'm not ready to hear frost. cindy: but today will be so beautiful. olessa: we should focus on that. i'll do it every second. thank you, cindy. morning.
a live look at the pike by allston/brighton eastbound move to go the-to of the screen and so far it is a problem-free trip. it is a holiday. we're hoping for light volume. today we're not seeing any of that overnight construction. that's a nice way to start your monday if you are heading out the door you won't bump into any trouble into boston. south of town everyone gets by at the speed limit. a problem-free start on the pike and route 9 as well. so far so good awes travel down from new hampshire. the trains and bus s are running on schedule. randy. randy: this morning the mother of a massachusetts native lost at sea is sharing her pain and her grief. mariette wright grew up in assonnet. she was serving on the "el faro" when it went down in the choppy waters stirred by hurricane joaquin. her mother tells newscenter 5's jim lokay she's not angry but she does have questions. >> i believe if there was any way they could have prevented it, they would have. but the captain chose to ship out in that tropical storm.
jim: are you mad at that captain for making the decision to go out to sea? >> no. in marine time you've been out in a dozen hurricanes. and this is just a tropical storm. "we can make it." randy: the ntsb is still working to find the data recorder from the "el faro," believed to be with the sunken vessel. a rhode island native is recovering after loosing his leg in a shark attack. colin cook was surfing in hawaii friday when he was pulled off his board. beachgoers rushed into the water, made a tourniquet from a surfboard leash, and saved his life. cook moved to hawaii three years ago to build surfboards. cook's friends say he has a long recovery ahead. emily: economic headlines this monday morning. asian markets were higher overnight ahead of new trade data from china. right now u.s. stock futures are
up but only slightly. wall street will be watching for reports on inflation and consumer spending this week. there will be no boost in benefits for people who collect social security. it's only the third time that's happened in the last 40 years. social security recipients, disabled veterans, and federal retirees usually see an average cost-of-living increase of four percent each year. but now lower gas prices mean lower inflation which is what the government uses to calculate any cost-of-living adjustments. the temperatures have been dipping lately. you might be craving some of those classic fall favorites. own variety of culinary temptations. that will derail your healthy eating plans, seasonal coffee beverages are often packed with flavor along with extra calories. but you can lighten it up. ask for a tall, with non-fat milk and no whip. it's tough not to crave warm comfort food when the fall chill hits. instead of butter and cream in your mashed potatoes and casseroles, sub in low sodium
to thicken your soups. with your sleep and hunger try starting the day off with a warm bowl of oatmeal. and those oktoberfest events, they don't help much. emily: could derail things. a first pitch with two national icons on the mound. randy: and an explosion giving new meaning to the phrase "still standing." it's ahead in eyepoppers. erika? erika: then new at 5:30, s.u.v. rolls into a crowd at an auction. the rescue few people would have had the strength to pull off. and an upsetting moment before the bad result when a pilot slammed the breaks. antoinette? antoinette: a technical glitch causing problems from southwest airlines. what passengers need to do today
cindy: take a look at this video from tampa, florida. it's a water spout that moved on to shore turning into a tornado. it traveled across the bridge and ripped a tractor-trailer to pieces. the tractor trailer was actually a u.s. postal service mail truck. letters flying everywhere. the twister also swept through a construction site and caused
quite a scene in florida. around here, things pretty quiet. we have a beautiful day shaping up for your columbus day. 52 degrees in boston. if you're getting ready to head out it is cooler in the suburbs. a few spots running in the upper 30's. cool to start. warming up nicely into the 70's this afternoon with lots of sunshine. week. we're trending downward here through the workweek and coming up this weekend much cold every temperatures working on in. the head of the charles is is look at that. only in the upper 40's by sunday. randy? randy: cindy, thank you. time now for this morning's eyepoppers. olessa, what do have for us? olessa: at 91 years young, he's still got it. former president george h.w. bush, in a wheelchair and wearing a neck brace, threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the astros game. first lady barbara bush right by his side. the president is recovering from a broken vertebra in his neck. pretty impressive. there he goes. good job. these buildings go down like dominoes. six blocks of apartments in
glasgow, scotland, were taken down in this controlled demolition. pretty impressive how they do that. believe it or not, some of the buildings were not completely destroyed so crews will have to try again. that one is like i'm not going anywhere. i mean visually it's very cool sight. randy: that's a crowd pleaser. and there's more to come. olessa: it's controlled so everybody is safe. that's the most important thing. emily: thanks, guys. major renovations on the way at boston's colonial theater. the plans in the works and why some people aren't happy about it. plus a tough play leading to a suspension. the trouble after a mets player
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>> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." randy: new overnight. flames tear through a car on the highway. the close call for the people inside. mega merger. emily: the deal expected this morning that will impact thousands of massachusetts workers. antoinette: aggravation at the airport. the warning to passengers today after southwest suffers a computer meltdown. >> it's like right out of a movie. randy: a car comes straight through the wall. it was just chaos. a natick man springs into action. his quick moves that may have saved lives at an auto auction. on the eye. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." randy: 5:30 on this monday morning. sit columbus day. city cam showing the skyline in boston in cambridge at this hour. very dark out there. cindy: it is so dark. i know. randy: thank you so much for joining us. i'm randy price. emily: and i'm emily riemer along with cindy and olessa. what are we talking for sunrise like 6:49. cindy: we're losing a couple minutes a day.
check this out. sunrise this morning is at 6:53. by the end of the month halloween 7:16 but then we turn those clocks back so the following day on november 1, the sun will be up at 6:17. we're going to lose it at the other end there with the sunsets getting earlier. nonetheless 52 degrees in boston right now. worcester is 52 as well. notice as you head out toward the merrimack valley the mid 40's. a cool pocket and norwood at 38. 49 in taunton. a lot of lower 50's on cape cod this morning. skies are clear. however, you might encounter one or two patches of fog there. few and far between. they'll burn off quickly. we've got really nice conditions in store today with high pressure nosing in from the south giving us this mild southwesterly wind. so wall-to-wall sunshine today. it is really going to warm up this afternoon. let me step you through the day here. notice by late morning, we're in the mid to upper 60's right around 70 degrees at lunchtime and then we spend most of the afternoon in the 70's here topping out around 75 boston. 74 beverly with that
southwesterly wind. all the mid 70's here from framingham to lowell. about 77 up through worcester county. running in the low to mid 70's as well. south of town from brockton to bridgewater it's about 75 degree. when you get down toward the cape, this will be the cool spot today with that southwesterly wind. upper 60's to around 70. pretty nice stuff for columbus day. nice and warm today. enjoy it. we'll talk more about the changes coming up. let's get you out to the roads. hopefully we're light out there with the holiday. olessa: that's what it looks like, cindy. no problems to report the pike. allston/brighton looks great. that's easts bound moving toward the bottom of the screen. let's check out the rest of your ride as you travel into town. we do have one disabled car northbound on expressway. but the volume is so light it's not impacting the ride too much. the pike looks good 128 issue free. if you're traveling down from new hampshire everybody there getting by at the speed limit. all the overnight construction was knocked out because of the holiday. lighter for us out there in that aspect as well. trains and buses running on schedule.
emily: thank you. breaking overnight. five nato troops are dead after a helicopter crash in afghanistan. a security guard says the chopper appeared to hit the cable of an observation balloon before it crashed landed at nato headquarters in kabul. two of the casualties are british. the nationalities of the others hasn't been released. right now, we are waiting for word on a merger that would impact thousands of massachusetts workers. dell is expected to announce it's buying hopkinton-based e.m.c. at 7:00 a.m. e.m.c. employs 9,700 people in massachusetts. emily: new overnight. this car fire is under investigation. it happened on 93 north on the ramp to route 16 in boston. everyone got out okay, but it's not clear how the flames started. right now there are important warnings for anyone flying southwest airlines today. randy: the eye's antoinette antonio is live at logan airportwith what passengers need to know. antoinette: and so far here at logan airport this morning, randy, things appear to be
it is a busy hour for passengers to start arriving right now. but it looks like people are getting on their planes or getting their boarding passes but nonetheless after major technical problems yesterday, the airline is is warning that you need to plan ahead. get here early. if you can, print your boarding pass if you are traveling today. here's what happened. the airlines' web site mobile app reservation centers and really airport terminals were in chaos all across the country yesterday. hundreds of flights and tens of thousands of passengers were put on hold. many of them unable to board their flights. ticket agents were forced to issue hand-written boarding passes. passengers we talked to here at logan this morning say they wish the airline would have told them before they got here to the airport. >> they should have notified us. they do have a way to notify us. right? email. phone, text. message. that's it.
antoinette: southwest says it doesn't know what caused the problem or when everything will be completely fixed. and while everything is still running smoothly here at logan airport this morning, you are still advised to get here early if you can. two hours early. and if at all possible, print that boarding pass before you leave your house. we're live at logan airport this antoinette antonio, wcvb, newscenter 5. emily: antoinette, thank you. right now a scary scene for passengers in las vegas is under an allegiant air plane engine caught fire sunday as it was getting ready to take off. passengers say the pilot was forced to slam on the brakes before fire trucks swarmed the plane. no one was hurt. a new hampshire woman is facing drugged driving charges after allegedly slamming into a police cruiser. state police say this is what the cruiser looked like after sunday's crash on i-93 in thornton. the trooper inside the cruiser was conducting a traffic stop at the time. he was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. katherine dangelo was arrested at the scene.
on $25,000 bail after a deadly crash in weymouth. the single car crash happened just before midnight saturday on middle street. police say the vehicle hit a utility pole. three passengers were taken to south shore hospital. an unidentified 29-year-old boston man did not survive. the driver, 30-year-old francisco gomes of boston, was arrested and charged with motor vehicle homicide. it could be the end of an era for boston's historic colonial theatre. emerson college says the theater needs major renovations which will take about a year. when it reopens, the college says it may turn it into a welcome center or even a dining hall with performance space, but that's not going over so well with some theatergoers and students. >> very disappointing. many people here at emerson are very upset to hear that it's closing with an indefinite future. >> so much life. randy: emerson releasing a statement saying that it is exploring a number of options
for the theater's potential long-term use, all of which will include future performances. the colonial theater has operated continually since 1900. emily: a nearly deadly moment at an auction. randy: one man's heroic moves when a car burst through a wall. and a wall of water makes a mess in washington state. why leaves are part of the problem here. hand-crafted...layer by layer. r the new macchiato from dunkin' donuts. experience the flavor of fall with a new hot or iced pumpkin macchiato. dear fellow citizen, your home is your castle.
welcome back to the "eyeopener." a live look outside. 93 in somerville looking good. southbound side here just an occasional set of headlights passing through. out there this morning. no construction to contend with. an accident-free start as well. it is a holiday. we're looking good on the roads. cindy, can we have another day like yesterday. cindy: we'll do even better. it will be warmer than yesterday. bright blue skies continuing. low humidity. 52 degrees in boston right now but it is cooler in the suburbs. temperatures warming up into the mid 70's this afternoon. feeling more like labor day than columbus day. enjoy it. more clouds around tomorrow. still mild and then look at that temperature trend by the weekend. yikes! emily. emily: cindy, thank you. take a look at this. heavy rain in tacoma, washington, leads to a waterfall down the high school stadium steps. students arriving for the homecoming dance saturday night watched the water pool onto the field. fallen leaves covered several storm drains near the school, which caused the water to rise fast. field crews checked the stadium,
and the damage is minimal. >> the car came straight through the wall. pieces went everywhere. it was just chaos. emily: this morning a tow truck driver recalling the chaos after a driver lost control of an s.u.v. at a crowded auto auction house in framingham. he was just feet away when the the car came straight through the wall. the whole scene caught on camera. sam cerulo says friday's crash was right out of a movie. he says he saw the panicked crowd try move out of the b.m.w.'s path. sam: the next thing i know people are yelling somebody is trapped under the car, somebody is trapped under the car. so i immediately just put the car down that was on my truck, drove over there as fast as i could, and lifted the b.m.w. up. emily: he managed to free the man who was pinned under the s.u.v. ten others were also hurt. the incident is still under investigation. randy: 5:41. updates ahead on our breaking news this morning. the latest on a deadly bombing in afghanistan and the future of a jailed journalist. plus details on a major merger with local affects. and an ugly play leading to
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delays at logan. emily: and erica is following trail. but first cindy has your forecast. could we go as far to say this might be the nicest day of the fall? of the year? cindy: you know what, it's going to be beautiful. it will be really nice. if you're off today, it's going to be even nicer. emily: all right. and enjoy it. look at this beautiful picture that came in from alex on twitter this morning. this is in holdon. you can see colors starting to burst there. what makes this shot nicer is that blue sky in the background. we'll have another beautiful day to take in some foliage. this is where you find peak conditions closer to the new england. lots of color through central parts of new england. we're seeing those splashes here in southern new england. it's a little bit later this year but the color is just start to go burst with these cooler mornings we've had as of late. you can see the skies are mainly clear. just a couple of clouds up near the canadian border but it is is
on the cooler side. temperatures are running 52 in worcester. we've got some mid 40's nashua to bedford. cool pocket around norwood at 38 degrees. boston is 52. by the time you get down to the cape, it's in the lower 50's this morning. winds today are going to be out of the southwest. and so the cape is going to be the one spot that gets pretty close this afternoon to that 70-degree mark but probably doesn't quite get there. mostly in the upper 60's for highs today on the cape. we're talking about tons of sunshine for everyone today and high temperatures range between about 70 and 77 degrees. elsewhere i think we have mid 70's today in boston with those light winds, blue sky and a really delightful day on tap. things will change tomorrow. we've got a system that is off shore of the carolinas right now. it will be cruising by us first thing tomorrow morning. that will bring in a few showers to southeastern massachusetts for the morning commute. also notice the front off to the west. this will approach during the afternoon but a lot of the shower activity kind of falls apart. there may be a passing shower during the afternoon and evening hours. behind that front, we open the door for some cooler
so today the warmest, brightest day of the week for your columbus day. a lot more clouds around tomorrow. maybe a shower but it's still in the 70's, cooling off in the mid 60's by weds we. let's get you out to the roads right now. still pretty quiet, olessa. olessa: we're watching the light volume behind me. the zakim bridge and leverett connector are looking great this morning. holiday so we're expecting light traffic. let's get to the maps if you're traveling into town all that construction nonexistent this morning. you won't bump into any of that. we're watching one disabled car northbound on the expressway by neponset circle. that's it. west of town you're in good shape. to problems along the pike. only 15 minutes 495 out to 128. as you travel north it's a quiet start. 93 southbound out of methuen. and all the way down into boston. trains and buses also on schedule. and the annual tufts health plan 10k for women is today. you're looking live at boston common where the race will start. during the race expect closures on the mass avenue bridge. parts of articling street and the arlington street exit from
emily: thank you. breaking overnight. five nato troops are dead after a helicopter crash in afghanistan. a security guard says the chopper appeared to hit the cable of an observation balloon in kabul. two members of the royal air force are dead. the other casualties have not been identified. also breaking a "washington post" journalist detained in iran for more than a year has just been convicted of espionage. jason rezaian reportedly faces 10 to 20 years in prison. a judiciary spokesman says rezaian will be eligible to appeal in 20 days. randy: the official announcement of a mega merger with huge implications for a local company is expected this morning. emily: the eye's jim lokay is live in hopkinton with new information developing overnight. jim? jim: emily, e.m.c. has called hopkinton home for years but rumors of a merger with dell computer from swirled around for weeks. today it looks like a mesh will become a reality.
it's the largest tech company in massachusetts with nearly 10,000 employees in bay state. we know dell is a personal computer maker but e.m.c. could give us a huge foothold in the growing cloud computerring sector. how this deal could affect the overall work force is still unknown and its future in hopkinton is still up in the air. this is all still speculation by way of several sources. we expect to have an official announcement later today sometime around 7:00 a.m. live in hopkinton i'm jim lokay, wcvb, newscenter 5. antoinette: a warning for anyone the airline is asking that you get to the airport two hours early and print out that you get here. there is a major computer meltdown yesterday affecting the airlines' web site mobile app, reservation centers and airport terminals all across the country. hundreds of flights and tens of thousands of passengers were put on hold, many unable to board their flights. in some cases ticket agents were even forced to issue
hand-written boarding passes. southwest says it still doesn't know what exactly caused this computer glitch. and it doesn't know exactly when everything will be fixed. we're live at logan airport this morning. antoinette antonio, wcvb, newscenter 5. erika: as the democratic candidates for president prep for their first debate, vice president joe biden is still weighing whether he'll enter the race. >> get outta my way, will ya? erika: in delaware over the weekend, the v.p. stayed silent as he met with family to make a final decision. meantime, while cnn says they'd add him at the last minute, at this point five democrats will take the stage tomorrow night for the first of six democratic debates. frontrunner hillary clinton will look to solidify her lead which has been weakening. for the first time she'll be forced to directly take on her closest rival, vermont senator bernie sanders. emily: right now this overnight car fire is under investigation. the car burst into flames on 93 north on the ramp to route 16 in boston. everyone got out okay. it's not clear how the flames started.
the ramp was briefly closedbut the scene is now clear. randy: right now investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a fire that set several boats ablaze. at least two boats destroyed on mashpee's little river. smoke started rising off one boat yesterday morning, and it didn't take long for the fire to spread. firefighters believe the fire was an accident. no one was hurt. emily: the hamilton man shot and killed by beverly police has been identified. the essex county d.a. confirms christopher whitmarsh died after an confrontation with police in beverly saturday afternoon. police say he drove his vehicle into a toyota highlander and two police cruisers. the d.a. would only say whitmarsh knew one of the occupants inside that highlander. a woman accused of trying to kidnap a teenager in connecticut is behind bars, 38-year-old towanna randall was arrested this weekend. police say she offered a ride to a 17-year-old girl and then assaulted her in the car, the teen jumped out of the moving car to make her escape.
tomorrow in court. randy: the supreme court is expected to announce if it will hear a challenge to an assault weapons ban. that decision could be issued as soon as tomorrow. gun advocates are fighting the ban in highland park, illinois, which prohibits the sale, purchase, or possession of semi-automatic weapons that can hold more than 10 rounds in a single ammunition clip or magazine. the ban also lists specific assault rifles. police in tennessee make an arrest in the shooting death of an off-duty police officer, the officer was gunned down in a home in cordova yesterday morning. police say "details are sketchy." the 31-year-old police officer leaves behind a fiancee who's four months pregnant. emily: new york city police are investigating an attack on two israeli rabbinical students as a possible hate crime. the students were on west 39th street in midtown when someone threw a molotov cocktail at them. the pair is spending a year studying at brooklyn yeshiva and
manhattan. the students were not hurt. the patriots continue their winning ways handily beating the cowboys. this was just one of the highlights. runningback dion lewis dodging and weaving and getting it done. 30-6 the final. dont'a hightower left the game early in the first quarter with a rib injury. nate solder suffered an elbow injury. it's the crazy play a lot of people are still talking about this morning. l.a. dodgers infielder chase utley has a nasty collision with the mets ruben tejada who leaves the game with a broken leg. the league says the slide was illegal and utley has been suspended for games 3 and 4 of the national league division series. utley will appeal the suspension. randy: thousands of runners hit the road for the boston athletic associations half marathon. it was a gorgeous day for the 13.1-mile race around the emerald necklace. the annual event also marks the
half way point to the boston marathon. it takes place on april 18. emily: nearly 20 cars featured in james bond films over the years took over an iconic paris boulevard sunday. they paraded down the champs elysees and came to an end in front of the arc de triomphe. the event comes ahead of the november release of the 24th james bond movie, 'spectre.' the aston martin created for the film was also part of that parade. i wonder if those drivers had a hard time going slowly. cindy: everybody around them is going what is going on? checking that out as well. 52 degrees in boston this morning. don't let that fool you. it's one of the warmer spots. it's cooler in the suburbs. the air is dry. the winds out of the southwest. it will feel more like labor day than columbus day this afternoon. we have a warm day on tap after we lose this chill this morning. up on the north shore, beverly you're 50 degrees. we're running in the mid 40's nashua. worcester is 52. definitely cool pockets out there. norwood is 38. taunton 47.
notice we're right around 50 morning. a little patch or two of fog here and there when you see the white showing up. typical spots. visibility has dropped though quickly to about half a mile in plymouth. under a mile in keene. the mist and fog will burn off quickly this morning. above it skies are clear. sunshine today. one thing to note here. look at the spin off the carolina coastline. this is an area of low pressure that is actually going to lift at the same time there's a front off to the west. this is going to be working toward us as well. so tomorrow more clouds. maybe a shower. high pressure today though going to give us a really nice day. notice sunshine pretty much all day long. we get closer to sunset and there may be a few clouds by then. nicely. 70 degrees. we're going for a high today of 75 boston, 74 in worcester with that southwesterly wind. near 70 for you on cape cod. notice what happens tonight. we start to bring in the clouds. by tomorrow morning, mostly cloudy skies. there might be one or two spot showers around. look for low temperatures tonight mostly in the 50's.
and tomorrow is still a warm day. we're going to be running in the 70's. however, tomorrow is the day this week that we could feature at least a couple of showers. behind it we start to cool it down wednesday. thursday looking dry and then a more potent front on friday. likely bringing in the coldest air mass of the season. as we head toward next week, look at this. we've got the head of the charles going on. it looks like the winds are going to be quite strong on saturday out of the northwest. not looking so good for the rowers in that regard but definitely a chill in the air with temperatures not getting out of the upper 40's around here by sunday. so enjoy the warmth today. clearly it is waning. let's get you out to the roads this morning. how are we doing out there. olessa: we're in good shape. a live look at the zakim bridge and the leverett connector also looking good behind me. not seeing that typical volume. it is a holiday. we're expecting that light traffic this morning. that's what we have so far. if you're traveling south town you're in good shape on 24, 95, route 3. there was a disabled car northbound on the expressway by neponset circle. that's gone. ten-minute ride braintree to boston. pike looks great for you this
15 minutes or so from 495 out to 128. and then north of town, no delays on 93 south. typically heavy by now from methuen down to andover but not this morning. we are watching one accident that has the left lane blocked on 128 south by route 1a. not causing any volume. so far it's quiet as you travel down into boston on 93. trains and buses on schedule. randy, emily. randy: olessa, thank you. violence off the field at the emily: the tailgating nightmare, ahead. and new this morning. fall beers are a seasonal treat other autumnal foods that can ruin your healthy streak, ahead. randy: another hour still to come here on the "eyeopener." if you are heading out, you can