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it looks like a wintery mix possible on saturday. of course our patriots have the play-off gameown at gillette. looks like it will be messy for that system. we'll break it down. the full timeline on today's snow all coming up right now as the "eyeopener" continues. >> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." emily: a teenager hit by a stray bullet inside his own home. the trend neighbors fear could put more innocent people at risk. randy: president obama just hours from his last state of the union address. the key points of his speech tonight. emily: a four-alarm fire tears through a home in boston. a father's desperate move to save his son trapped inside. it's on the eye for this tuesday morning. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." randy: 5:00 a.m. also on the eye this morning. look at the guy in the black shirt. he's walking strangely because he's got something to hide. the smuggling operation that had a pet store owner laughing at
it's ahead in eyepoppers. us. good morning. i'm randy price. emily: and i'm emily riemer with snow on the way later, right, cindy? cindy: your morning commute should be just fine. it's the evening commute that i can concerned about. we'll start to see snow break out after 2:00 or 3:00 this afternoon. we could see some snow squalls. when you talk about a snow squall, it is a burst that is brief but it's a burst of heavy snow that can coat the roads quickly, cover them with snow, make it slippery and reduce the visibility. that's what we're watching for right now mainly clear and it is is cold. teens showing up north and west of boston. 19 beverly, 15 worcester. 23 in town but we have teens showing up all the way down to cape this morning. fortunately the winds are light and again the skies are clear. what we're watching here off to the west is racing toward us. it will hold off until i think after 2:00 or 3:00 this afternoon. by that time look at these temperatures. above the freezing mark here. upper 30's boston down to
here, this is going to actually start as a little bit of rain initially. but notice by 5:00 this afternoon, we're seeing some heavier snow along and north of the pike. this is quickly filling in just in time for the evening commute. by 8:00 this evening, notice this band of heavier snow is pushing toward the coastline so initially at the coast we'll see rain. that will change on over to snow tonight. and by tomorrow morning, this is gone. so it's not a lot of snow. a coating to a couple inches along and north of the pike. less than an inch, but it is the timing for the evening commute that i do want you to be aware of. let's get you out to the roads right now. the weather is not causing trouble this morning but we do have issues. olessa: one big problem we're falling breaking news in burlington this morning. northbound side by 128 by route 3 an accident involving a wrong-way driver. this accident had the road completely shut down. at this point one lane is open. if you're heading in that direction plan accordingly. seeing heavy delays building into that accident scene. northbound 128 at route 3 only
there is an accident investigation that's ongoing. west of town you're in pretty good shape right now. all the construction in the final stages. 128 near great plain avenue and also 93 south at the zakim as well as the expressway by the south bay mall. trains and buses starting the morning on schedule. emily. emily: thank you, olessa. breaking news overseas. turkish media reporting that at least ten people are dead and others wounded after an explosion rocked the city of istanbul. this is video just into the news room. it happened in an historic part of the city, popular with tourists. we do not yet know what caused that explosion. we'll bring you more as we get it. right now a high school student is in the hospital after he was hit by a stray bullet just standing in his own kitchen. randy: let's get right to the eyeopener's sera congi. she's in brockton with the new information coming in overnight. sera: randy and emily, that teenager is at boston medical, and he is expected to survive. he was shot in the back while simply getting a drink of water inside his home here on pine
take a look at the video. you can see the bullet piercing the wall of the housing complex hitting the boy in the back and passing right through him. the hail of gunfire outside the complex also hit several cars leaving residents stunned and shaken. richochetted off the hood of this vehicle, came in, hit the visor, went in, straight in and broke right through the window. the bullet was in the back seat of my truck. separate scenes taped off last night. they're still looking for the shooters. neighbors tell us this used to be a quiet area, but drugs and gangs have increased violence here recently. we'll bring you new information as we get it. live in brockton this morning, sera congi, wcvb, newscenter 5. emily: right now president obama is getting ready to deliver his final state of the union address.
promising this will be a very different speech. the eye's erika tarantal is here with what to watch tonight. expect a different tone, more of a legacy speech by the president, talking about progress made over his last seven years in office and, yes, looking forward too. the economic recovery, the affordable care act, and legalization of same-sex president obama will discuss along with foreign policy. facing americans in deciding on his successor. president: what i want to focus on in this state of the union is not just the remarkable progress we've made, not just what i want to get done in the year ahead, but what we all need to do together in the years to come. erika: his speech comes just a week after announcing his executive action on gun control. a number of special guests will, of course, attend; but one chair in first lady michelle obama's box will be left empty
violence. emily: you can watch the state newscenter 5 or streaming on our mobile news apps. democrat bernie sanders is expanding his operation in massachusetts. his campaign will open an office in worcester this weekend. it will be located on park avenue, a spot that has been used by other candidates including senator ed markey and former attorney general martha coakley. randy: right now a norwell man is under arrest after a five-hour standoff with police. our partners at "the patriot ledger" report officers found the man barricaded inside a home on stetson road yesterday while responding to reports of a fire. the neighborhood was evacuated. the man, who has not been identified, was taken away in an ambulance around 8:00 last night. a dedham man who admitted to raping and murdering a hyde park woman could actually become a free man. "5 investigates" mike beaudet spoke with the victim's daughter on the eve of gerald craffey's parole hearing. courtney stenstrom was eight years old when her mother corinne flynn was killed in
cane. five years later craffey admitted to the crime and was sentenced to life in prison for second-degree murder with the chance of parole in 15 years. today will be craffey's second appearance before the parole board. >> there is no way that someone like this could be rehabilitated. i would be very worried if he was just out in the general public. randy: even if the parole board approves craffey's release, he won't be getting out of prison right away. he must also serve time for aggravated rape, but the victim's family worries craffey will be that much closer to freedom. emily: new surveillance video shows a father's desperate plea for help as his mattapan home erupts in flames, his son trapped inside. right now that victim is in critical condition. flames tore through the wooden frame breaking through the roof. officials saying it was dental equipment in an office on the first floor that sparked the massive fire. take a look at this surveillance
station. the homeowner running out in a cloud of smoke asking for help to save his son. firefighters were able to pull him out and revive him. >> it was a very difficult situation. >> my heart is crying for the family because now you have folks who are homeless now. emily: a firefighter also injured when he fell through a portion of the compromised floor, but he is expected to be okay. we now know what caused this massive fire on the grounds of sturbridge's historic publick house. the state fire marshal says a lit cigarette left in a planter sparked the flames that consumed a motor lodge. the damage is estimated to be about a million dollars. randy: right now the trial of a teenager charged with causing the crash that left a boston man paralyzed is about to begin. nikolas papadopoulos was 19 when police say his speeding s.u.v. jumped a median on the arborway in jamaica plain in 2013. he collided with a pick-up driven by kevin cellucci who was
papadopoulos had pleaded guilty in exchange for a sentence that wouldn't include jail time. when the judge issued a two-year sentence, he changed is plea and opted to go to trial. hospital is investigating a thousand patients. a hospital spokesman says an unauthorized person gained access to an employee's email account. that account included patient information but did not include financial data. patients are being notified, and the hospital is reviewing security procedures. emily: 5 on the opioid crisis. new numbers this morning on the drug epidemic in new hampshire. the state medical examiner says there were 385 drug-related deaths in the state last year. the majority of those deaths involved opoids, heroin, or fentanyl. even more staggering-- 72-percent of the deaths that did involve opioids or heroin also included fentanyl. three million dollars worth of
morning. the huge stash of heroin, fentanyl, and 20,000 in cash was found inside a tewksbury apartment after a lengthy investigation led to a search warrant. a tewksbury man and a lawrence woman are charged with running a major drug operation. they are both being held on high bail. randy: a historic win in the college football championship. number 2 alabama outlasted number 1 clemson to win its fourth national title in the last seven seasons. the crimson tide became only the second team since 1936 to accomplish that. alabama hit clemson with a barrage of big plays, including this 95-yard touchdown off a kickoff return. 45-40 the final. as the mbta struggles with whether to pursue the green line extension, there's a new proposal for the trolleys. emily: the plan that could upgrade the line regardless of expansion. a medway firefighter stops what could have been a day care disaster.
while dropping off his girls. randy: and new this morning, skip juice, cut calories. other ways to watch your waistline without dieting ahead. cindy? olessa: we're following breaking news in burlington. only one lane of 128 northbound open after a wrong-way crash near route 3. we'll have live updates all morning chtd cindy. cindy: i expect big impacts for the evening commute, olessa, as snow could make it slippery. the full timeline on that and what's ahead as we work through the weekend. that's coming up. first take a look at the temperatures as you head out the door this morning. we are in the teens worcester and plymouth. 23 degrees as you're heading out
>> good morning from haity. >> good morning, "eyeopener." randy: good morning. a very special wake-up call this morning all the way from haiti. six years after the devastating earthquake there, proof that the spirit of rutland teenager britney gengel lives on in the orphanage created in her name. emily: the "be like brit" foundation has done so much good there, and it's always inspiring to see how far they've come. cindy: shifting gears to the weather for today. it looks like the morning commute weatherwise isn't so bad. but this afternoon is a different story.
it will suddenly get very slippery this evening. a potent disturbance coming at us. not a lot of snow with it but it is the timing that will impact the evening commute. there could be a few snow squalls. where we get that burst of heavier snow that can quickly coat the roads with snow and make them very slippery and reduce visibility as well. that is the concern after about 3:00 this afternoon. here is the system right now. it is racing in our direction. out ahead of it the skies are still mainly clear this morning. it is cold out there. look at all the teens showing up beverly 19. lawrence 19. 13 now in orange. 15 in worcester. teens from plymouth down to the cape as well. 23 out the door right now in boston but here's the difference from yesterday. the wind. it's very light. and notice the direction of the wind today. it's actually turning around to the south. that southerly component of the wind, although it stays on the lighter side, will be just enough to fight increasing clouds. the temperatures may come up to near 40 in boston and the lower
it will be colder off to the north and west but with this temperature profile and this structure, we may start out as a little bit of rain in southeastern massachusetts. notice on the timeline by 3:00 this afternoon a couple of rain showers may start to break out in southeastern massachusetts. not a lot happening just yet. but between 3:00 this afternoon and 5:00 p.m., wow, look at how suddenly that snow starts to fill in areas along and north of the pike. so this is what i mean for the evening commute. and by 8:00 this evening, look at that darker blue showing up out through worcester county. this is when we have the potential for those heavier snow squalls. these are going to be pushing eastward so although we start as rain near the coastline, it will change to snow. by about 11:00 tonight, the bulk of this is winding down and pushing off shore. it's gone. long gone by tomorrow morning's commute. so the amounts here i think ray long and north of the pike a coating to a couple of inches. there could be localized spots if you get in a squall where you see just a little bit more than that. that's the average across most
massachusetts under an inch is likely. now the temperatures tonight drop back into the 20's but as the storm pushes by us, it really begins to intensify here to our east. that's going to keep the snow going into tomorrow across northern maine but it will allow the winds to really houle. wind gusts 30-40 miles per hour all day long tomorrow. when you couple that with the temperatures near 30, wind chills single digits and teens throughout the day tomorrow. the winds die down on thursday but it's very cold here to end the beak. as we get towards friday i want to show you the set-up. there will be another storm approaching from the west. this will spawn a coastal low. this may pull in milder air. there will be limited cold air with this system. that will likely lead to mixed precipitation as well. so we are going to be watching this. it looks like a messy set-up this weekend could have big impacts on the play-off game down at gillette. it does turn colder once again for early next week. let's get you out to the roads, olessa. olessa: we're watching a big problem in burlington.
this is 128 northbound. as you can see, three lanes still shut down early this morning for this accident involving the car that was heading in the wrong direction. this is a northbound side of 128 right by route 3 in burlington. these are live pictures from the scene right now. you can see the heavy back-up with just one lane squeezing through as well as the shoulder. you want to plan accordingly. budget in the extra tafl time. doug meehan is on the scene and he'll bring us the latest in just a few minutes. let's goat the maps. here's the accident you're watching. you can see the delays approaching that crash. expect those to build while that accident investigation continues. they're reconstructing the scene right now. it might be a while. we'll keep you posted. aside from that, we're doing okay. all the overnight construction is gone on 128 by great plain avenue as well as south of town on the expressway. trains and buses also doing okay. randy: thank you. 18 after 5:00.
right time. his quick thinking saving lives. lieutenant matt anzivino is a 15-year veteran with the department. his instincts quickly taking over when he noticed a strange odor as he was dropping off his daughters at the "back to basics" day care. he immediately had the christ episcopal church and school evacuated. sure enough. fire crews found high levels of traced to a malfunctioning oil burner. the boiler has been repaired, and the day care should be open again this morning. emily: economic headlines. investors still on edge overseas. chinese stocks seesawed today as worries lingered over the country's economic outlook. on wall street, stocks finished slightly higher yesterday after mounting a last-minute comeback, snapping a three-day losing streak. right now, stock futures are higher. it's a step forward for a casino in the bay state. m.g.m. springfield will start to raze the zanetti school as it prepares to build a new casino
the gaming company says the school suffered some of the worst damage during the 2011 tornado. the demolition job is expected to last several weeks. the mbta is now considering completely replacing the entire green line fleet over the next ten years. it's a proposal that would cost the "t" roughly a billion dollars. the mbta hoping to avoid another catastrophe on the rails. in just a few months, we'll find out whether the "t" will scrap or scale back the green line extension, which is among the agency's most costly rail projects ever. all right. if you're looking for a health boost but you don't want to diet, there are simple swaps that could be the calorie-cutting solution. randy: right now start in the mornings. skip the juice. go for the whole fruit instead. a glass of orange juice comes in at 122 calories. the actual orange is 69 calories. you may not want to go meatless, but think about going halfway. replacing some of the ground
chopped mushrooms can save you calories. and this one is simple but worth remembering. many people confuse thirst for hunger so have a glass of water before your meal. you'll probably eat less. emily: i'm so guilty of that. randy: i think most of us are. emily: i want the mint milano. no, no, you want water. a shipping container becoming the perfect concert venue. randy: it's ahead in eyepoppers. erika? erika: we're following breaking news in turkey. a deadly explosion rocking a popular tourist destination there. at least ten people are dead. and new at 5:30, and a store clerk responds in kind when a robber pulls out a knife. what happened when the attacker lost his weapon. and congressman seth moulton is bringing a special guest to the state of the union address. the nine-year-old who's been
p the new caramel macchiato from dunkin' donuts. r let hand-crafted layers of espresso, milk, p and a caramel-flavored swirl uplift your mood. indulge in a hot or iced macchiato today. america runs on dunkin'. cindy: 5:24 on your tuesday morning. we're getting off to a main leer clear but a cold start. watching this though off to the west. that is snow. it is headed our way. after about 3:00 this afternoon. so there will be a little bit of sunshine this morning. temperatures come up above the freezing mark by late morning.
talking about some snow and rain breaking out across the area. the potential for heavier snowfalls along and north of the pike into the evening hours. this will impact the evening commute. the amounts of snow are pretty light but the timing a little tough for the evening commute. behind this system tomorrow, it is windy and cold. wind chills no higher than the teens. less winds but still cold on thursday. randy? randy: cindy, thank you. as if we have to remind anybody. just a little reminder for those who don't know. you can see the record drawing for the $1.4 billion power ball jackpot. you can see it live right here on newscenter 5 at 11:00. emily: 5:25. olessa is back with eyepoppers for this tuesday morning. olessa: a talented man in hopkinton is going viral for his incredible voice. take a listen.
olessa: david mullins, jr., posted this clip to his facebook page. he says he just got a new shipping container for storage, and naturally he just had to take advantage of the echo while it was still empty. his beautiful rendition has been heard more than 800,000 times. i too only sing in a closed container where nobody else can hear me. caught on camera, a snake swiped the thief tried to be sneaky and creative to get out of the store unnoticed. his bright idea? stuffing the stolen snake down his pants. emily: oh, my gosh. olessa: the store owner says the thief is really lucky it wasn't feeding day. emily: oh, my! olessa: what are you thinking? emily: what is the matter with you? olessa: there are so many things wrong with that story. randy: just imagining him walk out of the store. emily: very unusual. olessa: thank you, randy. sneapped what's going on? a major milestone in the recovery of an injured hockey player. the progress denna laing has
classic. and a very good day for the secret service agent severely hurt in new hampshire. the life-changing moment inside his hospital room. and our live camera here. this is 128 northbound in burlington. a serious problem here. the right lane and the shoulder are getting by here. the others are closed off as you can see. there has been a wrong way crash near exit days after the paris attacks, senators came together for a top-secret briefing on the terrorist threat... marco rubio was missing - fundraising in california instead. two weeks later, terrorists struck again in san bernardino... and where was marco? fundraising again in new orleans. over the last 3 years, rubio has missed important national security hearings and missed more total votes than any other senator. politics first: that's the rubio way. right to rise usa
>> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." randy: chaos and violence in a local store. >> he said, "gimme money, gimme money." randy: but what the clerk did next took this robbery to another level. emily: a stray bullet flies right into a family's kitchen. the high school student caught in the crossfire and the message from police. proves her tremendous strength off the ice. >> say hello. >> hello. randy: and that's not all denna laing has to say this morning. on the eye. emily: and we're following breaking news right now in burlington. a wrong-way crash snarling traffic on 128 right now. doug meehan is on the scene, and olessa is watching the impact. and we'll get to all of that in just a moment. good morning, i'm emily riemer. randy: and i'm randy price with cindy and olessa. getting off to a cold start and maybe a little snow for a lot us.
commute is going to have weather-related issues this morning. no weather-related issues this morning. bundle up at the bus stop. lots of 20's. clouds as the kids are getting off the bus this afternoon but the snow holds off until just after. you can see it racing in our direction here coming out of the great lakes. this is a potent system. it's going to be pushing in quickly by the end of the day. this morning though the sky s are mainly clear. a lot of teens showing up on the north shore, beverly 19. out in worcester county, orange down to 13. worcester 15. plymouth down to the cape, we have teens. 23 right now in boston. a little bit of a sorm wind despite the increasing clouds. we should approach 40 degrees in boston this afternoon with some lower 40's in southeastern massachusetts. it will stay colder off to the north and west but with these temperatures near 40 in southeastern massachusetts, initially we may see a burst of some rain showers breaking out. after about 3:00 this afternoon. notice how quickly by 5:00 p.m. snow is filling in ray long and north of the pike. there will be a period of snow
the potential for heavier snow worcester county working through metro west and eventually rain changing to snow along the coastline. this should wind down around midnight tonight. the amounts are fairly coat. a coating to a couple of inches along and north of the pike. a little less to the south. it's that timing that could slicken up your evening commute. let's get you out there this morning. we have trouble to the north, olessa. olessa: a big problem in burlington this morning right along 128. that's over by route 3 on the northbound side. these maps having a bit of a problem this morning. this is the northbound side by route 3. we're watching a crash involving a wrong way driver. doug is on the scene live with all
the details. a busy stretch of road. messy this morning. doug: it's going to be messy in both directions absolutely, but side. we're basically on the lexington-burlington line. as you look at the northbound traffic trying to get to route 3 in burlington, everybody is getting squeezed down to one lane.
and build rapidly as the morning commute begins. according to state police, we've got two vehicles involved just before the exit. one involved was a wrong way driver. there is injuries or there
are injuries, excuse me. we understand that photo recon is here. we don't know how many people were injured in this accident. and/or what caused that wrong way driver to enter 128 headed southbound on the northbound lane. another car involved. this is a developing story that is breaking. we'll be here all morning long. but i can tell you that as we stand here on the overpass looking down on to 128, things okay. that's after the accident. they'll start to build on the northbound already a dead stop on the other side of this overpass. we're live on the lexington-burlington line. olessa, back to you. that's right. that is going to delays, of
volume to start building with those stop-and-stare delays and northbound as you just saw that volume quickly building. that road, that stretch of roadway is a parking lot. we'll keep you posted on that throughout the morning. aside from that we're doing okay. the pike no major problems right now. 95, 24, route 3 doing okay. the expressway 10 minutes brain braip. all the overnight construction out of the way. trains and buses doing okay. emily: thank you. here's what we're monitoring right now on the eye. a high school student is in the hospital after a stray bullet came through his brockton home and hit him as he stood in his kitchen. several cars were also hit in the pine grove drive complex. a norwell man is under arrest after police say he held them at bay for five hours. the stetson road neighborhood was evacuated as a precaution while the suspect was barricaded in his home. president obama is preparing to give his final state of the union address. tonight's speech is expected to focus less on policy goals and more on larger issues like who will replace him. randy: right now police are
attacked a clerk with a knife. the entire battle captured on surveillance. and that was just the start. the eye's todd kazakiewich is river where that clerk fought back. todd: he certainly did, randy. the man who owns the store tells his life. so he grabbed the weapon that he keeps hidden for just this type of situation. take a look at the surveillance video. you can see the suspect rush in with a large knife sunday morning and jump the counter. but the store owner grabs a large knife of his own. the fight lasts several seconds, each coming dangerously close to cutting the other. at one point, the attacker loses his knife and begins throwing cans. but says he fought back to save himself. >> he said, "give me money, give me money." i was so scared. i thought he wanted to kill me
todd: the owner chased the suspect out, throwing the knife and $300 at him. the bike he arrived on. the store owner, who did not want to be identified, says he's owned this place for three years and has never dealt with such a reporting live in fall river, todd kazakiewich, wcvb newscenter 5. critics include new york's attorney general claiming they're gambling sites, that they're illegal and should be shut down. the company's claim they're actually games of skill. in a highly anticipated memo, gaming chairman stephen crosby says a new state body should be created to regulate the online gaming industry. he also recommended limiting entries from so-called professional players, disclosing the odds players face in each
checks for operators. emily: 5:36. an injured hockey player continues her remarkable recovery. randy: the new accomplishment of a woman severely hurt in the winter classic. and a hospital room takes on new life for an injured secret service agent. the very important use for the space. emily: we continue to follow breaking news this morning. there is only one lane open after a wrong-way crash on 128 north in burlington. doug meehan is there on the scene. he's gathering information for us.
olessa: good morning. welcome back to the "eyeopener." following breaking news in burlington this morning. this is the northbound side of 128. it looks like a parking lot approaching route 3 after an accident and an investigation ongoing from a wrong-way driver crash. this all happened northbound. a car was traveling southbound in these lanes by route 3 in burlington. as you can see, one lane is squeezing through right now. expect very heavy delays in both directions. of course doug meehan on the scene keeping an eye on it for us. cindy, you can't blame the different story. cindy: i think the evening commute will be impacted today by weather. that is snow to our west moving in our direction. now as it moves in after 3:00 this afternoon, it may be just warm enough near boston and in southeastern massachusetts for some rain to be mixed in initially but heavier snow squalls moving out of the coastline. 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. do watch out for slipper erodes developing this evening.
wind chills no higher than the teens. another storm coming in on saturday. emily. emily: cindy, thank you. new details in the recovery of the professional hockey player injured at the women's winter classic at gillette. denna laing able to speak for the first time since her devastating injury. >> say hello. >> hello. >> i'm back. emily: the marblehead woman shared the video yesterday on twitter. she went head first into the boards during the new year's eve game, now unable to move her arms or legs. her long-term recovery is still unclear. randy: the secret service agent seriously injured in a new hampshire car crash is now married. garrett fitzgerald married his fiance, joan, on saturday at mass general where he is recovering from a spinal cord injury. fitzgerald was part of hillary clinton's detail when the car he was in was hit by an unlicensed
that driver was killed. the wedding was planned for march, but the couple decided to move the ceremony up. emily: a good sign for the patriots ahead of their playoff game this saturday. and a republican boycotting the next debate. we will also have an update for you on this mess on 128 north in burlington. a wrong-way crash there earlier
randy: good morning. the eyeopener team ready with your news to go in brockton and plus erika has a preview of the president's state of the union emily: and doug meehan is burlington. he's on the scene of a wrong-way crash on 128 causing a big mess right now. huge back-ups there. olessa will have that for you in a minute. cindy first with the forecast. cindy: yes, yes. this is coming our way. this will impact the evening commute especially west of boston. as it comes in from west to east after 3:00 p.m. you know, it's something we haven't dealt with that much this winter: snow. right now still under an inch officially in boston. the fourth latest we've had to see our first one inch of snowfall in boston. going back into the records here in the late 1800's. it's been late this year but we are going to see a little bit of snow by day's end. perhaps around an inch or less in boston.
coating to a couple of inches so the amounts aren't that impressive with this storm coming in but it is the timing that is going to impact the evening commute. there will be the potential for some snow squalls, brief bursts of heavy snow that coat the roads with snow quickly and reduce the visible as well. a heads-up on that later today. you can see that system coming at us right now. ahead of it, the skies clear to partly cloudy out the door this morning. it is cold. we're running in the teens in most of the suburbs from the north shore down to the cape. worcester as well. 23 right now in boston. temperatures come up with a light southerly wind into the mid 30's north and west of town. but look at boston 39 and some lower 40's in southeastern massachusetts. so initially by 3:00 this afternoon, maybe a couple of rain showers breaking out south of boston. but look how quickly the snow fills in. by 5:00 p.m. along and north of the pike, this is snow breaking out. it will get more intense by about 8:00 in the evening. that burst of heavier snow will shift toward the coastline so rain changes over to snow.
around midnight. and tomorrow as the snowstorm pulls away, the winds really ramp up behind this. the winds will be gusting 40-50 miles per hour. wind chills no higher than the teens tomorrow. so if you thought yesterday was cold, tomorrow a little bit colder. less wind but still very cold with sunshine on thursday. all right. back out to the roads we go updating that situation to the north, olessa. olessa: we're talking about burlington live pictures from the scene for you this morning. this is a live look at 128 which is bumper to bumper at this point because of an accident involving a wrong-way driver. this this is the northbound side. you can see the heavy back-up with all lanes being pushed into the right hand side there. the car was traveling south in the northbound lane by route 3 in burlington. let's gelt over to the maps. if you're head inning that direction plan accordingly because northbound we're going to see the delays but the southbound side is going to start to pick up that stop-and-stare volume once again. both directions 128 expect heavy volume there by route 3 because of that early morning accident. if you're traveling the pike this morning, you're okay. and then we're watching another accident on 128 south by route
expressway is about 20, braintree to boston. the trains and the buses are operating on schedule. and going back out to that situation in burlington, doug meehan is live there for us. doug, what is the latest? doug: the investigation is going on as we speak on 128 on the northbound side just before you get to route 3. we still don't know what caused this driver to get on the wrong direction of 128 headed southbound on to the northbound traffic. another car was involved. there are other injuries. the extent of those injuries we don't know. what we do know is that 128 is basically stopped heading northbound trying to get to route 3 from burlington. it's building all the way back into lexington. it will only get worse as the morning commute builds. we'll give you an update as the morning goes along. we'll stay right here at the burlington-lexington line to let you know if any lanes open up. recon is on the scene taking photographs. they're trying to reconstruct what happened at 4:15 this morning.
meehan, wcvb, newscenter 5 randy. randy: breaking news overseas. turkish media reporting at least ten people are dead and others wounded after an explosion it happened in an historic part of the city popular with tourists. we do not yet know what caused that explosion. we'll bring you more as we get it. a teenager hit by a stray bullet is recovering in the hospital emily: the eyeopener's sera police are still looking for the shooters. sera? sera: emily and randy. a teen was shot in the back while inside his home. the bullet hole in the wall of the housing complex. the gun fire also hit several cars. the teen boy was getting a drink of water when he was hit in the back. he is now at boston medical center and is expected to survive. we'll have more details on exactly what happened.
drive say that gangs and drugs have increased the violence in that once quiet neighborhood. live in brockton, sera congi, wcvb, newscenter 5. erika: right now president obama is ready to deliver his final state of the union address already giving a preview of what to expect tonight. anticipate more of a legacy speech, the president highlighting his achievements, the economic recovery, the affordable care act, and legalization of same-sex marriage. he'll also discuss foreign policy and, looking forward, frame the choice facing americans in deciding on his successor. this address comes just a week after the president announced his executive action on gun control. one chair in the first lady's box will be left empty in honor of victims of gun violence. emily. emily: thank you, erika. a nine-year-old syrian refugee who lost his arms in a bombing will be congressman seth moulton's special guest at the state of the union. ahmad and his father have been staying in massachusetts for medical care with help from the group nuday syria. the blast that injured the boy also killed three of his
ahmad also sent the president a letter last year asking him to help syrian refugees, especially children. you can watch the state of the union right here on newscenter 5 or streaming on our mobile news apps. that's tonight at 9:00. todd, out to you. todd: emily, thank you. this morning police in fall river on the lookout for a suspect who held up this convenience store with a knife. when that happened, the owner of the convenience store pulled out his own knife leading to this dramatic video. take a look. the suspect rushes in with a large knife sunday morning and jumps the counter. that's when the startled store owner grabs a large knife of his own. the fight lasts several seconds. amazingly neither man connects with the other. at one point the attacker's knife falls out of his hands so he begins throwing cans. the owner chased the suspect out, throwing the knife and $300 at him. reporting live in fall river, todd kazakiewich, wcvb,
emily: new overnight, a family of four is dead after a house explosion in northeast ohio. the blast shook nearby homes around 8:30 last night. first responders saw flames shooting into the sky when they got to the scene. the bodies of a mother and her two daughters, 8 and 12, were found on the first floor near the front of the home. the father was found
near the back of the house. randy: green line service will be disrupted for much of this week between park and haymarket stations. the temporary suspensions will begin at 8:45 on most nights this week. additional work on the government center platform and track will be completed during the closures. the government center station is slated to reopen this spring. republican presidential candidate rand paul says he will boycott the next g.o.p. debate put on by fox business news. he and fellow candidate carly fiorina were pushed from the prime-time stage for thursday's debate in south carolina. paul tells cnn a second-tier
"something we can't accept." emily: two third-period goals against the bruins makes the difference in new york. the only goal for the b's came from jimmy hayes last night midway through the second period against the rangers. and that would stick through the end. just seconds into the third, the rangers score and they score again with under 2:00 to play. 2-1 the final. randy: a historic win in the college football championship. number 2 alabama outlasted number 1 clemson to win its fourth national title in the last seven seasons. the crimson tide became only the second team since 1936 to accomplish that. alabama hit clemson with a barrage of big plays, including this 95-yard touchdown off a kickoff return. 45-40 the final. emily: a good sign for the patriots. julian edelman participating in practice yesterday ahead of the patriots playoff game against the chiefs this saturday. he hasn't played since november 15 when he broke a bone in his foot. edelman underwent surgery and says he's ready to go full
saturday. randy: a reminder this morning don't miss the drawing for this record $1.4 billion powerball jackpot. i know most people are probably in it. you can see it live right here tomorrow night on newscenter 5 at 11:00. emily: we have been dreaming big dreams about this. we've been discussing about whether or not we would come back one more day if we were to win. cindy: we would come back to say good-bye. emily: at least one more day i would be back. cindy: no weather worries this morning. it's cold but the wind have died down since yesterday. 23 degrees in boston right now. lots of teens in the suburbs to the north, west, and south this morning. so it's a cold, quiet start. we'll see a little bit of sunshine with the cuds thickening up around lunchtime. and then look what we end the day with. by 5:00 p.m. that's a little bit of snow and rain falling with temperatures coming up into the mid and upper 30's, boston north and west. look at this.
we watch a potent system race toward us from the west it's snow right now but as that comes in, it could be mixed with a little bit of rain initially here in southeastern massachusetts. and notice the timing. 3:00 this afternoon. notice how quickly by 5:00 p.m. things start to fill on in. so the timing with this is tough. it is coinciding with the evening commute. notice along and north of the pike, darker blues showing up. this is indicating the potential for some snow squalls. in heavier bursts of snow. where these develop snow will coat the roads. it will come down hard. visibility will be reduced. notice through 8:00 this evening that is ongoing. notice how this whole line shifting towards the coastline. initially near the coast rain will end as snow. there will be a minor accumulation along with coast and south of boston likely under an inch but from the pike on north ward we could see up to a couple of inches of snow. this all winds down around midnight with skies overnight beginning to clear. temperatures in the 20's. our storm intensifies tomorrow
that is really going to crank up the winds. winds will be gusting 40 to maybe 50 miles per hour tomorrow. wind chills no higher than the teens. blustery tomorrow. west wind. cold through the end of the week. we have another storm system coming at us this weekend. this one is going to develop a coastal component to it and race in our direction. this is going to spell messy weather on saturday. the cold air is a little bit marginal with this system so i see a loft mixing with this. track is uncertain. we'll watch it for you but it does look a little messy down at saturday. olessa: it's messy to the north this morning. we're watching big problems in burlington. route 3. as you can see traffic pretty much at a standstill. all the lanes are closed except for the right lane. this is all because of an early morning accident with a car that northbound lane. the wrong way driver. that happened at 4:30 this morning. reconstruction on the scene there as well. two cars involved in this
you the latest throughout the morning but keep in mind heading over to the maps now if you're head inning that direction you're going to find those delays in both directions on 128 approaching route 3. once again we'll keep you posted on that, as the situation develops. randy: thank you. "5 investigates" following an admitted rapist and murderer. emily: why he could soon be a free man. take another look at 128 in burlington. a major mess this morning. olessa is keeping track of this for you. it looks like three lanes at this point still closed. just one lane open there on the right-hand side. morning, pick another route. you were not going to want to get stuck in it's not about being wasteful either. you just gotta find that balance. where taking care of yourself takes care of more than just yourself.