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>> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." karen: following breaking news. a massive mill fire burning in saugus. the concerns right now. danielle: the snow and rain clearing out. the warm-up that's on the way, and the next storm i'm tracking. doug: a brighton home goes up in flames. the mayday call for two firefighters inside. armed, dangerous, and on the loose. the new strategy to catch a serial bank robber growing more dangerous. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." doug: good morning, everybody. a very busy saturday morning, february 20.
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karen: and i'm karen anderson in today for antoinette. what a difference a week makes. doug: it almost feels like good morning. danielle: yes, it does feel like spring as temperatures are starting to warm up. that's why the precipitation we're seeing is mostly in the form of rain at this point although it is still cold in the upper atmosphere. some of our stations are reporting some snow at this point. want to show you what's going on. you notice on the cape, preliminary u, points south, temperatures in the low 40's. it's just a bunch of light rain there. as you look back to the west, say, worcester county into the worcester hills and into orange, where your borderline temperatures are reporting actually snow but because the road surfaces are so warm, it's not really sticking. it may accumulate on the ground. that would really be about it. here's what happens over the next couple of hours. notice in the future cast we really clear this out by about 9:00 or so. then we're actually going to see a lot of sunshine as we head through the afternoon with a mix of sun and clouds. the other thing you're going to notice is strong winds out of
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right now anywhere from 10-15. they'll be that way through the day. that's also going to warm up our temperatures so we're up to the low to mid 50's through the afternoon. another mild day on tap for tomorrow and then big changes in the forecast. doug. doug: danielle, all right. right now. breaking news. a massive fire burning in fall river. that fire started at a mill in that city overnight. the smoke from the fire actually showing up on the national weather service radar. we have crew on the scene. frank holland is on the way. we'll provide you updates all morning long on this fire. meanwhile, terrifying moments for firefighters in brighton as flames rip through this home. right now that fire is out, and everyone accounted for. but at one point those flames
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thought two firefighters were trapped in the attic. that mayday call went out when a firefighter heard the piercing alarm that signals a collegaue may be trapped. but no one was actually in distress. it turns out that these alarms will sound if a firefighter stands still for more than 30 seconds. thankfully everyone was accounted for. chief: it can be the worst day of your life. everybody is breathing a major sigh of relief. karen: in the end four firefighters were treated for minor injuries, but the two families who live here and the firefighters are all okay. careless disposal of a cigarette on the second floor rear porch is believed to be the cause. doug: commitment 2016. early voting continues today in two key states. the democrats caucus in nevada while south carolina holds its republican primary. donald trump is leading in the polls, but ted cruz has gained 11 points in the past month.
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28. meanwhile, it's a dead heat in nevada. a new poll shows hillary clinton and bernie sanders in a virtual tie, 48 to 47 percent. karen: both clinton and sanders holding multiple campaign events and courting casino workers in las vegas. her husband and daughter chelsea joining her at a "get out the vote" rally yesterday. she's looking ahead to super tuesday. here in massachusetts her campaign organizer will be opening six local offices across the state today. among them locations in boston, new bedford, and worcester. volunteers and supporters will be going door-to-door, urging voters to support clinton in the primary march first. sanders also attended a rally and concert in henderson, nevada, ahead of today's caucus; but he's already looking ahead to super tuesday. he's got a campaign stop here in the bay state on monday, hosting a rally at u-mass amherst. sanders will discuss a wide range of issues, including
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college affordability. doug: republicans fanning out across south carolina vying for donald trump holding the lead, are making waves. the g.o.p. frontrunner going after apple for its refusal to iphone used by one of the san bernardino shooters. trump is calling for a boycott until the company complies with a court order. apple executives say the software would be "too dangerous to create," threatening the digital privacy of millions of iphone customers worldwide. ted cruz holding a rally in west columbia, south carolina. he's hoping his consistent focus on christian values and his southern roots will give him an edge in today's primary. cruz did tell supporters he'll be leaving the state briefly today to attend supreme court justice antonin scalia's funeral in washington but would make it
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florida senator marco rubio in medical emergency occurred during his rally. in prayer. by his side there is south carolina governor nikki haley who has endorsed rubio. he has been gaining ground over the last couple of days. meanwhile jeb bush trailing holding a meet-and-greet with he was out campaigning with his mother, the former first lady. bush acknowledging he has a long way to go to get the necessary delegates to win the nomination. and john kasich also hoping for a strong finish after his second-place win in the new hampshire primary. the ohio governor says he has been in touch john mccain to talk about military spending. he's been mentioning the conversation with mccain during several campaign stops. and he will bring his campaign here to worcester for a town hall meeting this afternoon. later he'll be tracking the south carolina primary results in wakefield. karen: bill cosby's wife is scheduled to be deposed on monday by lawyers for the women
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assaulting them decades ago. a federal judge denied her efforts yesterday to postpone the deposition again. cosby will be questioned about her husband's behaviors. her lawyers did suggest that they may appeal the decision before monday. bill cosby will not have to attend a deposition hearing. doug: burst pipes mean some kindergarteners and first graders in framingham may have to finish the school year in a middle school. the damage so bad inside mccarthy elementary students will be moved to fuller middle school. but they'll be separated from the older students. karen: flooding has shut down part of the v.a. hospital in jamaica plain. pipes burst last weekend causing major damage. you can see the water moving into several areas of the hospital on this surveillance video. the v.a. is extending clinic hours at other boston locations to help veterans. and they've brought in six mobile units from as far away as virginia to help.
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and take care of our veterans for the next two or three months while we get the space that's going to be service back into a normal operation. karen: some of the clinics in jamaica plain will be back open on monday, but others could take up to eight weeks to clean up. the coast guard has suspended the search for a missing swimmer off naragansett this morning. the search began after a report of a person in the water thursday night. luggage was recovered at the scene near hazard rock, along with the passport of 61-year-old peter butler. but crews have not been able to find him. doug: take a look. we first showed you this dramatic video from the water off chatham thursday night on newscenter 5. nowwe are getting a first-hand look a the boats coast guard crews use to navigate the choppy seas. newscenter 5's todd kazakiewich has the story from chatham. >> what you're seeing in the video. todd: the video shows coast
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in this case at the tail end of a recent winter storm off nauset beach. but these are the very conditions that could lead to a mariner making a may day call. >> so although it looks like the wave swells up the boat, it does but inside the cabin of this boat with the seats that are available it's a very calm ride. todd: what you can't see in the video is that there are actually two boats getting tossed around in the waves that day. the coast guard always sends out two boats during training exercises. >> we train in those type of conditions to keep us positioned. todd: if the bravery depicted in the new movie the finest hour about a mission back in 1952. bernie weber and his crew of three from coast card chatham fought 60-foot seas in the dark of night to rescue 32 men. it's known as the greatest peacetime rescue. today the mission is the same but the technology is much better. >> he lost his comp pass. if you look around there's redundant systems. todd: better systems on all
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occasions when the training will have to be put to use. >> the mariner s are safer. todd: those training missions typically last about two hours. with another winter storm possibly coming in next week, the coast guard is already looking at that as another potential training opportunity. reporting in chatham, todd kazakiewich, wcvb, newscenter 5. doug: by the way if you get a chance to see "the tinest hour,." karen: i haven't seen it. doug: go see it. it's really really good. it gives you a real appreciation for what those guys did especially way back when. it's a good one. so-called incognito bandit wanted by the f.b.i. karen: the new strategy to catch a serial bank robber more dangerous. new answers this morning surrounding the latest commuter rail nightmare. the key system that failed and what the "t" says it took to get the trains running into south station again. doug: and a new hoverboard warning. why the government is saying none of the popular devices on the market are safe.
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new changes are on is way. the weekend warm-up and the next system i'm tracking in the days ahead. karen: we're following breaking news this morning. a mill fire in fall river. you're looking at shall video of this massive fire. it started in the mill overnight. there's smoke that can actually be seen on the national weather service radar. we're going to have a live report coming up soon from frank holland who is on his way to the scene. we'll keep you posted. (church bell)
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is behind five area robberies-- the first on september 5 last year in woburn; the latest less than three weeks ago in billerica. casually walking into the bank and immediately showing his gun. in waltham he places it on the counter pointing it at the teller as he stuffs cash into a bag. another unique feature seen in this video, socks worn over his boots. believed so he could cover up his boot print if there would be a boot print by putting the socks over his boots. reid: here's what he may look like described by witnesses from an arlington bank robbery. the f.b.i. doubling the reward as the suspected robber, they say, doubles down on violence. christian fierabend: he's become more brazen, more violent in his actions in robbing these banks. reid: outside of targeting suburban neighborhoods, the f.b.i. says the incognito bandit really doesn't have a pattern. the reward for his arrest and conviction is $20,000.
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wcvb, newscenter 5. >> now your storm team 5 forecast with meteorologist danielle vollmar. doug: i woke up this morning and the backyard was covered with snow. not too, too bad. karen: a huge change today. danielle: it's already changing to just plain old rain in boston when i was driving in to work around 3:00 a.m. the whole idea is temperatures will warm up. even as this second bought of precipitation comes through in the next couple of hours, most of this will be just rain. there could be a little bit of sleet or light snow flakes mixing in north and west especially in the higher elevations all although as soon as it comes to the ground it will melt because temperatures are so warm. then we are dry for the rest of saturday as well as sunday. sunday night into monday watching our next system. that could potentially bring some rain changing over to snow for monday morning especially in let's talk more about that system which is down here a little bit.
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couple of showers this morning. we've had one push claw through. then we're watching this secondary push. this is going to come through the next couple of hours and then things will wind down very, very quickly. obviously you notice it's very light shower activity from plymouth to falmouth down to chatham to nantucket. it is in the form of just rain because temperatures are in the 40's. now you go farther to the north and west, just to the north and west of fitchburg, orange, the temperatures on that borderline. you may be reporting some snow falling down but again once it hits that ground, it will melt because temperatures are warm enough to support that. and then back to the west in the berkshires, pittsfield, seeing some, maybe some snow coming down here. it may actually accumulate especially on the grassy surfaces because your temperatures are the coldest so far this morning. so here it looks like on the future cast wes go to 7:00, notice a lot of this is starting to dissipate just a touch because we do have some dry air out ahead of it. and by 9:00, we still have clouds around but notice the precipitation is done.
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outside today, don't worry about it. you should have no problems. you could actually see sunshine by lunchtime. then clouds fill back in through the afternoon. we'll call it partly sunny through the day. the other thing you'll notice is these winds will be preyy strong out of the south and west. anywhere from 10-20 miles an hour and that's going to warm the temperatures up. so we're going for the mid 40's-- excuse me. it's early. mid 50's in boston. low 50's in worcester. mid 50's along the south shore. it will be nice, warm, mild day. enjoy it. tonight a mild night on tap. upper 30's. low 40's for overnight lows and then tomorrow we do it all over again. maybe a couple of degrees cooler but still the upper 40's to low 50's which we will take. here comes our next system for sunday night into monday. notice it doesn't begin until after midnight i think it is rain to start. once it starts to come down, it could change over to a mix or even some snow for monday morning. but it is quickly out of here.
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late in the day of monday. not looking for much. really just a coating to one. mainly plymouth and points south to providence and then down along the south coast. really not much in terms of accumulation. the big system we're watching is actually when you get towards, say, tuesday, wednesday and even into thursday. really tuesday night into wednesday. it's two systems we're watching. it's all about these tracks, where they go because those tracks will be dependent on what kind of precipitation we see. whether it's snow, whether it's ice. whether it's rain. whether it's a combination of all three. it's still five days out at this point. there's a lot to fine tune. it looks like a heads-up tuesday night wednesday and even into thursday. karen and doug. doug: not over yet. all right, danielle. it is 5:19. here are some of the stories we're following for you right now. karen: some spotty delays on the commuter rail last night after the system was fixed for the friday morning commute into south station. the head of the mbta frank depaola says it's unclear why
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he says amtrak did have to send workers from washington d.c. to help reprogram the system to get it back up and running. doug: taxpayers in new jersey are now footing the bill for services in the george washington bridge scandal. they've been billed more than cases are still pending against some of christie's former allies, accused of causing for a mayor who didn't endorse the governor has denied any involvement in the scheme. karen: the government is cracking down on hoverboards. according to new government standards, none of the hoverboards that are currently on the market now are safe. the consumer product safety commission sent a letter to manufacturers and retailers of the boards warning them to make the product compliant with the new rules. so far, 52 hoverboard fires are responsible for $2 million in property damage and the death of
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danielle: welcome back. i'm meteorologist danielle vollmar. tracking two areas bringing some rain to the cape and islands right now. another area bringing some mixed precipitation out in western mass. the reason why is the temperature difference on the cape and the islands we're already in the 40's. in fact out over the berkshires we're in the 30's. however, temperatures are going to continue to warm up during the day today. so we're not looking for accumulations from this. we're really just looking for maybe wet snow flakes turning to just plain old rain coming down for the next two hours or so. and then look at the temperatures. they're on the way up today. 54 degrees for your high. 52 on sunday. and temperatures on monday and tuesday. that is just in time out ahead of our next potential big long-duration storm starting tuesday night into wednesday and thursday. the track is very key on what kind of precipitation we get. looks like it will start off as snow. the latest track bringing it more towards rain by the end. karen and doug.
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negative numbers so i i guess that's okay. request 5 for good." a 12-year-old chef using her culinary skills to help hospice patients. karen: janie wilson of peabody already has a long list of experience including on the show "chopped junior." she visited the kitchen at kaplan family hospice house in danvers to whip up some sweet treats yesterday. she then shared her baked good with families and patients. janie says one of her goals is to use her talents to help others. she says her dream is to go to the culinary institute in new york one day. virgin galactic takes a step space. doug: the new spacecraft just supreme court justice antonin scalia. the funeral services set for today after thousands of mourners paid their last respects. karen: you're looking at new pictures in from fall river. this is a massive fire burning through a mill.
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candidates. what donald trump wants supporters to boycott. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." doug: it is saturday morning. it feels more like march. it's beautiful out there. danielle: it is beautiful. already in the 40's in a lot of spots. we have these showers across the area. most of them in the form of rain we will take that. we'll take anything we can get right now. here we go on our satellite and radar, you see there's showers pushing along parts of the cape and the islands. this is the first push. it's really just light rain really from provincetown down to chatham to nantucket. of course, temperatures there in the low 40's, but then you look back to the north and west. you see fitchburg, worcester, 30's. some of these areas could be reporting some snow coming down because the air temperature while up in the atmosphere is cold enough to support it.
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will melt on contact so not necessarily looking for accumulation this morning. the only exception i think may be the higher terrain in the berkshires because temperatures there are right around the freezing mark. as this second push comes on in. notice what happens. by 7:00, it's starting to dissipate just a touch. by 9:00 it's really gone for all of us. we see lots of sunshine. thursday afternoon we also have a very strong southwest wind. that will warm our temperatures today. we'll talk about the cooldown that's ahead, when we could see our next chance for wintery precipitation coming up. doug. doug: danielle, thank you. we're following breaking news right now. a massive fire burning in fall river. that fire starting in a mill in that city overnight. the smoke showing up on the national weather service radar. we have crew on the scene there. the eye's frank holland will have a live report for us in just a bit.
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the rope, the rope! karen: stunning video out of manchester, new hampshire. this is the moment first responders pulled a woman from the merrimack river. a 9-1-1 caller said she jumped into the frigid river. firefighters throwing a rope to the woman buying time before the rescue boat arrived. she was pulled in and rushed to the hospital where she's being treated for hypothermia. doug: another dramatic rescue-- this one in fall river. a state trooper pulling a teen out of a freezing creek after he fell through the ice. newscenter 5's john atwater has the team effort to save him. trooper kyle duarte: the water was up to his neck and they were holding him. they were keeping him afloat so he wouldn't sink to the bottom. john: this state trooper heard the call and rushed over to help the boy's friends who were trying desperately to keep the 15-year-old's head above the icy water. the deep canal made the late-afternoon rescue even more difficult. trooper kyle duarte had the strength to lift the boy to safety. trooper: we picked him up over the wall, got him on the to the ground. we were going to take his clothes off, wrap him a blanket. john: the boy was shivering but
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minutes in frigid seven-feet deep water. he was after this soccer ball which had fallen on to the ice while he and his friends were playing at the nearby field. trooper: he saw there was a sheet of ice on the canal, and he thought he could walk on the ice and retrieve his ball and hop back over the wall. john: but with the fluctuating temperatures recently, it was a dangerous move. and now a valuable lesson for other kids. trooper: he is definitely very lucky that his friends were there on scene keeping him afloat because, if they weren't, who knows what would have happened. john: that boy was taken to the hospital but thankfully he is expected to be okay. in fall river, john atwater, wcvb, newscenter 5. karen: commitment 2016. a key day in the race for the white house. newscenter 5's frank holland has the candidates making their last-minute appeals to voters in south carolina and nevada. hillary clinton and bernie sanders will face off in the nevada caucuses today. for republicans, a make-or-break race in south carolina where donald trump has a long-standing lead. but the voters there have surprised candidates before.
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tomorrow. karen: with polls showing his lead in south carolina dwindling, donald trump is fighting on several fronts. the billionaire is taking on apple for refusing to help federal investigators hack into the iphone of one of the san bernardino terrorists. trump: boycott apple! karen: this just one day after saying it was "disgraceful" for pope francis to suggest trump was "not christian" for wanting to build a wall on the mexican border. on friday, trump softened his stand. trump: i will say the pope is great. he's a very nice man. frank: ted cruz is facing ballot challenges in several states over the fact he was born in canada cruz: bring this country back. karen: marco rubio campaigned with nikki haley, the popular governor of south carolina, after winning her endorsement. rubio: it's in god's hands and in the voters' hands. karen: and jeb bush, trailing badly in south carolina, campaigning with his mother, the former first lady. barbara bush: i'm thrilled to be here. jeb: she whispered in my ear, "you really are my favorite." (laughter) karen: in nevada, bernie sanders rushing to beat hillary clinton
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a very, very large voter turnout tomorrow. clinton: i need you to caucus. karen: the former secretary of stat, picking up a crucial endorsement from the most powerful democrat in south carolina. rep. jim clyburn" my heart has always been with hillary clinton. karen: experts show the race in nevada right now too close to call. the latest polls show trump on top with cruz and rubio gaining doug: honoring antonin scalia. the supreme court justice will be laid to rest today. thousands visited the court yesterday where the body of antonin scalia lay in repose. president obama and the first lady among the thousands who paid their respects. law clerks who worked under scalia taking turns standing vigil around the clock until the casket departs for the funeral this morning. scalia served on the high court for nearly 30 years. >> he was a giant on the court
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legacy on the law that is unmatched. doug: today's funeral mass is scheduled to be celebrated at the nation's largest roman catholic church. vice president joe biden and his wife, jill, will be among dignitaries attending the mass. karen: sad news from roxbury this morning. the baby girl hit by a car thursday night has died. the girl's mother was carrying her across the street when they were both hit. two sisters saw it happen. they raced in to help and gave the baby c.p.r. until e.m.t.'s arrived. news that the baby has died now hitting them hard. >> everybody is like you're a hero because we didn't do it. we didn't help her enough. karen: the baby's mother is in the hospital still fighting for her life right now. police say the driver stayed at the scene and also tried to help. charges have not been filed. doug: the man accused of sparking a shelter-in-place order at u-mass amherst in custody right now.
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student on campus thursday night. witnesses reported seeing a gun, so police issued a campus-wide alert. a second suspect is still on the run. karen: a prisoner at the plymouth county house of corrections sentenced to another five to six years for giving heroin to other inmates. how did he get it inside? prosecutors say john antrim had it hidden inside his body when he was arrested. one of prisoners he gave the drugs to overdosed. parole denied for a convicted killer. two days after christmas in 1987, the now 44-year-old christopher berry broke into virginia woodward's saugus home and stabbed her eight times. he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. but he became parole eligible after the state judicial court ruled juveniles can't be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. doug: 5:38 on this saturday
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a verdict in a decades-old murder case. karen: the suspect and how he was implicated in the case. wild winds in the midwest trigger an evacuation in chicago. the other problems being blamed on the same system. danielle: and after a wintry mix overnight, i'm tracking a warm-up for your weekend. how long before it feels more like spring. doug: we continue to follow breaking news out of fall river. a massive mill fire. we have just been updated that no injuries-- no injuries-- have been reported at this fire. that is some good news. we will have a live report
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doug: checking your economy this morning. it wasn't all good, but still the best week of the year so far for stocks. the dow, dropped 21 points to 16,391. the nasdaq up almost 17 points, and the s&p falling less than a point. despite the mixed finish yesterday, stocks finished up 2.5% for the week. karen: a senate committee is moving forward on legislation that would prevent states from requiring labels on genetically modified foods. vermont is set to require such labels this summer. the new legislation would block that law and create new voluntary labels for companies that want to use them on food packages that contain genetically modified ingredients.
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doug: we are getting closer to the age of space tourism. virgin galactic unveiling its new commercial spaceship. the spaceship-2, christened as "unity," will replace the one destroyed in a devastating accident two years ago. the new spacecraft will need to go through a series of rigorous tests. more than 700 customers have already paid $250,000 for a seat when virgin galactic eventually starts commercial operation. karen: to the weather now and we head to the midwest where strong winds are causing trouble. take a look at this. powerful winds overturned this semi in cedar rapids, iowa. there are reports of several other big-rig trucks being blown off the road across the state with wind gusts close to 60 miles an hour. doug: and it wasn't just the politicians. the windy city is really living up to its nickname. gusts up to 70 miles an hour had debris flying from two construction sites in chicago forcing evacuations of at least
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extensive street closures and shut down public transportation in some areas. at o'hare airport, some 160 flights are cancelled because of those powerful winds. never a good thing. karen: here the sun is-- well, we're expecting the sun. danielle: we have to get through a couple of rain showers this morning. by the time we're out of here, it will be long gone. we're talking about warm temperatures this weekend and gusty winds for ourselves later today. in fact let's take a look at what's happening right now. rain showers pushing through the cape as well as the islands technically moving out of here though. temperatures are in the low to even mid 40's now on nantucket at 43 degrees. 41 in chatham. but now you look back to the west. you see a couple of snow showers mixing in with these rain showers near jaffrey to keene because temperatures are borderline. however the thing is, even though it's cold enough aloft to get that snow to fall, once it
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melts on contact. we're not looking for accumulation on the roadways. we're not looking for any treacherous travel this morning. back through the berkshires, there may be a little accumulation on the grassy surfaces in pittsfield where you're seeing a darker purple here and temperatures are right around the freezing mark but that's the last push from our system. it is a warm front which means warmer weather is on the way. we're watching this system back to west. this will bring us our next chance for mixed precipitation beginning sunday night into first thing monday. more on that in just a second. let's talk about today. today here's the timing on everything. notice by 7:00, a couple of showers still in and around worcester will be turning over to just plain old rain and then by 9:00 we're starting to see the clouds out in western mass and central mass. still holding on to the clouds boston and points south and east. but by lunchtime, starting to see that sunshine break out. it's going to be a great day to get out and enjoy because temperaturewise, we are going to
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winds out of the south and west. so these winds today anywhere from 10 to about 20 miles an hour sustained. gusts could be upwards of 30. these are your highs. the mid 40's or mid 50's in boston. lower 50's in worcester. mid 50's in taunton. and a mix of sun and clouds. tonight mid 30's to low 40's for overnight lows and then tomorrow we're going to do it all over again. we'll have more sunshine tomorrow. clouds filter in by the afternoon. out ahead of our system. and look at the temperatures. still in the upper 40's, the low 50's so it's mild. that means when this area of low pressure gets close to us, it does start in the form of rain right around midnight or so. now look at this transition over to some mixed precipitation or even some snowment i do think this could be snow as far north as the mass pike from this. after this, it quickly moves out of here. it's just that monday morning commute. there's a little concern for it although it looks less and less
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there's a coating to one really boston, worcester points south and east. could see mixing on the cape and the islands and not even expecting accumulation there. really just some snow for your monday morning. be aware of this because i know most people and most kids are coming back after school vacation week. i do want to talk about tuesday night into wednesday and thursday. this is the interesting period. we're watching two systems here. one is going to come through wednesday afternoon into the evening. then we watch another one on thursday. the timing really tuesday night through thursday we could see on-again/off-again snow to rain to sleet showers all dependent on the track. it is still five days out. there's a lot to fine tune with this forecast. but either way you look at it, winter is not over yet. karen and doug. doug: rain, rain, rain. other big stories we're following right now. a georgia man accused in the
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guilty. karen: prosecutors alleged that lonzo guthrie killed 21-year-old dental assistant eileen ferro in 1974. the murder happened a day after he delivered furniture to her home. he's now 71 years old, and the case was cold until now when police linked guthrie to the crime through d.n.a. but again he was found not guilty. doug: new zika virus concerns right now. the c.d.c. confirming there are two cases in the u.s. linking the virus to a paralysis disorder. the paralysis is temporary, but in some cases it can interfere with breathing. researchers have already identified a strong link between zika and birth defects of the brain. karen: more americans than ever ready to defy gravity. nasa said it received more than 18,000 applications from prospective astronauts. that number shatters the previous record of 8,000 set in 1978. only 8 to 14 people will be chosen to join the 2017 class. candidates will endure rigorous training on spacecraft systems,
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and the russian language. new astronauts may even have the chance to travel in nasa's deep space exploration vehicle. doug: the russian language. i would fail. a check of sports this morning. the celtics falling to the utah jazz last night. derrick favors with 23 points and 10 rebounds to help the jazz. the celtics shooting poorly all night isaiah thomas trying to keep boston in the game. he had 25 points and six assists fresh off his all-star appearance. the celtics lose 111 to 93 up next the celtics are at denver tomorrow. a sign of spring-- red sox pitchers and catchers are in camp down in florida and so is sportscenter 5's mike lynch. the simple addition of dave price and craig kimbrel and projected improvement from old stars like hanley ramirez and sand owe pab val. they are the favorites to win the world series this year. mike lynch is at spring training. look for his life reports
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he should be all tanned out with no stress whatsoever. the rest of us stressed out. for many americans these days, that's just how we roll-- moving quickly from kids to car to work and back. but experts say, taking a moment to be mindful will not only reduce our anxiety but actually help us live longer. newscenter 5's heather unruh explains five steps you can take right now. heather: driving to work on the mass pike. prime time for worry and rage. (honk) david vago, ph.d, brigham & women's hospital: stress is a normal part of our every day life. it's unavoidable. so how do you deal with it effectively? heather: david vago is a psychologist at brigham and women's hospital and an expert on how stress can make us flip out or even shut down. doctor: it can lead to depression, cardiovascular disease, and premature death. heather: his key to calm? a technique called mindfulness. doctor: it's really just a state of awareness. it's how you pay attention. heather: first tip when your heart is racing, take a nice,
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doctor: if you do it three times, even better. you're aware of can slow down that stress response. doctor: you gain control over your behavior. you're regulating your emotion. you're regulating yourself. heather: third, re-define stress as a challenge to get something done or make a good decision. doctor: you realize you can have that little space in which you have a moment to reflect. "ah, i'm feeling stressed. what's the best response here?" heather: become aware of how and where you are, no matter where feel and where you are, no matter where you actuall are. doctor: you can do it standing in line at the grocery store. you can do it while you're driving down the road. heather: and finally if you do lose control, see how quickly you can get it back. doctor: how is my breath? am i calm? recovery is key. and so if you start to pay attention to that, you start to feel like you can loosen up your muscles a bit.
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studies show even children may benefit from taking a few deep breaths when they're stressed. you don't get stressed? doug: i'm sorry, what. every breath you take, no stress whatsoever. thank you, danielle. i appreciate that. thank you. it's been a tough season for winter sports. karen: a check up north and how one mountain is faring despite the lack of natural snow. doug: and just let the stress go as you look over downtown boston this morning. the temperatures, they're on the way up. we have rain out there right now.
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danielle: welcome back. i'm meteorologist danielle vollmar. well, we're tracking some mostly rain showers now moving through parts of the region this morning but by this afternoon, lots of sunshine and warming up into the 50's. also watching another system for sunday night into first thing monday. you notice though mostly rain showers now on our local live radar as temperatures are 40's. front. then we're watching that second system you see back to the west. that one will come through on sunday night. it looks like it will bring some rain to start, turning over to a mix. some sleet and then finally some commute. only expecting really a coating
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that's south and east of the doug. the tram at cannon mountain will most likely be closed all weekend after it broke down on sunday. rappel to the ground when the cars became stuck. a spokesperson for cannon mountain says they are working when the tram reopens, they will post it on their website. for a boost next week while new hampshire schools are on vacation. it was a slow start to the season, and without the fresh powder we had last winter, many resorts have been making snow. at gunstock mountain, the slopes are busy. the mountain had a quiet beginning to the season but after making snow business has rebounded and gunstock has cut back on using snow guns. >> we were hoping for a little bit of snow to break things up again. i think the one thing that is missing is snow in the marketplace. boston needs snow. we got it. karen: the mountain will close after the first weekend in
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well, not so new this morning, the failure on the "t." doug: what it took to get the trains back into south station. also this morning the new push to stop an armed and dangerous bank robber before he strikes again. and we've been following this breaking new all morning long. the massive mill fire in fall river. there are no threats to the apartments nearby. the building is believed to be used for storage. multiple departments responding to this one. we can report to you this morning also there are no injuries. this fire happening at weaver street and west street near the taunton river. we will continue to follow this as newscenter 5 continues at the
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