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another rainy morning parts of the bay area remain under a flood watch as waves of rain move through. this is a look at the radar right now. you can see it is again this morning. leigh spann will have your forecast. fallout from a system outage at delta. how the airline is playing catch up to get passengers to their destinations. we're life with a check on delays and cancellations. school buses hitting the road a day before school starts. we're riding along with one driver to get schooled on the dangers they face while taking
>> thanks for joining us. the bucs are hitting the practice field one last time before the big first preseason game. we'll have more on that in a minute. let's get a check on this rain. >> you saw they were inside yesterday because of the train. today i'm expecting heavy downpours to continue, which is why the flood watch continues through this evening. we'll still see pockets of heavy rain and the ground is saturated. seeing this batch of ra look at the gulf. more of these will continue to rotate on shore. here's u.s. 41. here's i-75 west of chapel. heavy downpours pushing east. pushing toward 301. northern portion of pinellas county. this is on top of two days of rain. this is the 48 hour rainfall total. five and a half to six inches along the coast.
inland. same thing into citrus and hernando counties. farther to the south, it depends on where you are. there's been pockets of heavy rain in some spots nearly dry, if you can believe it. i left in a 50% rain chance, going up to 60% by mid-morning. best rain chance through the middle of the day before they start tapering off during the evening. with the clouds around, high of about 85 degrees. i do have the rainfall potential we could see what we do know is that last two days kept the roads very wet. >> and actually the areas that are seeing some rain right now is where we're seeing some accidents early this morning. we have a crash at ro with, an road and massachusetts. it's just past the apex with
to worry about here as you cross the howard franklin. >> thanks. delta passengers are facing more delays and canceled flights. this morning the airline is apologizing and trying to make things right for passengers. flights are affected this morning. >> reporter: they are. if you like a look at the board, you'll many flights canceled or delayed. this is because of that computer outage yesterday. it affected thousands of flights and caused delta's ceo to get on social media to apologize. >> i apologize for the challenges this has created for you with your travel experience. the delta team is working hard to restore and get these systems back as quickly as possible. >> reporter: take a look at this tweet from delta promising
voucher if they were delayed at least three hours or had their flight canceled. it's affecting passengers today too as airline scrambles to shuffle tens of thousands of passengers affected by it. now the issue is getting thousands of passengers to their destinations during the busiest part of the summer travel season. we'll continue to provide updates and let you know if there are any more flights are affected this morning. >> so frustrating. thanks. it's 4:34. getting schooled on school bus safety. students returned to class tomorrow but before they hit the books, bus drivers are taking to the roads to make sure they know the ins and outs of the various routes throughout the county. eight on your side's ryan hughes is live this morning. you're going along with a
good morning to you. we're scheduled to go along with a driver around 6:00 this morning. she's going to pick us up here. this is something that drivers do a couple of days before each school year begins. just to make sure they have their routes down pat. let's go to video from last year. bus drivers will practice their route. they acted as though kids were on board. stopping extending the -- she encounters every kind 6:00 driver inscient on the roads imaginable. >> texting and driving. eating and driving. cutting me off short. swerving around. people ran the stop arms. then they looked back at you like oops, and if a kid had been walking across the street it wouldn't have been there that. >> if you get stopped and fined
bus, the fine more than $230. we will be hopping on board a school bus this morning and we'll have live reports from that'll school bus. >> thanks. troopers are investigating a fiery crash you can see flames shooting from two of the three vehicles here. this happened just you can see the skid marks where the car went off the road. we're making calls to get an update on the boy's condition. happening today a vote is expected in dade city on a fracking ban. fracking is the process of
drilling and injecting a high pressure mixture into shale rock. critics claim the process can contaminate our drinking water. the dade city commission will hold a public hearing on the been and then vote on the issue it begins at 5:30. testing the voting machines. supervisor of elections will test the ballot scanning equipment. they'll be used to count votes for the democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton will campaign in miami today. she's expected to get an update on zika while there. this comes a day after she campaigned in st. pete. vowing to be a president who supports small businesses. republican donald trump campaigned in detroit where he unveiled a revamped economic plan. it includes cutting taxes for workers and businesses.
he's expected to campaign in florida wednesday and thursday. let's get a check on the weather. >> many of you may be hearing the rain drops on your roof. heavier downpours. other places still dry. we have these waves of rain coming from off the gulf. just some sprinkles. but pasco county along i-75 from san antonio back across state road 56. all of this is spreading east toward 301. we have pockets of at least moderate rain. this is all drifting off towards the east and look what's happening behind it. out in the gulf of mexico. those are the showers that will roll on shore off and on throughout the day today. the rainfall potential between now and let's say about 9:00 tonight, green areas less than an inch of rain.
inch and along the coast another possible two to threisms. then we head into wednesday. now the only thing that we like about this, it keeps temperatures from being so hot in the afternoon. we start in the mid70s this morning. going up to about 80. by 4:00 p.m., a high of 85 degrees. we'll check in with traffi the 8s. wet roads are slippery. >> we saw a lot of big accidents yesterday. hopefully don't see a repeat of that today. let's show you what it looks like in tampa. light traffic and dry. we do have a new accident though right in the area are where leigh has been talking about. rain. veterans expressway. it is southbound. mile marker 17. this is going to be before you reach that extension. look out for that florida
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now underway. an active underground meth lab discovered in a storm drain under a walmart. sounds like something you'd see on netflix. this is a real story. investigators found an elaborate meth lab in new york. in protect i have suits they corrected evidence. investigators will check surveillance video from the walmart. former illinois governor will be resentenced after an appeals court threw out 5 of his 18 convictions. blagojevich is serving a sentence. the popular tourist destination in mexico is bracing if for tropical storm javier. it is impacting the tip of the baja peninsula. beach chairs are packed away and the area is already seeing
forecasters are predicting rainfall totals of 5 to 12 inches. what women eat while pregnant could impact their baby's digestive health. researchers found moms who ate a high fat diet hurt a baby's digestive process. they discovered the babies had fewer healthy microbes that helped build immunity. mental health if you are of a certain age. a british study found middle- aged and older adults who volunteer are mentally and emotionally healthier than those who do not. that wasn't true for people under the age of 40. older people believe volunteering gives them a sense of purpose. now to the rio 2016 olympics. you're taking a live look from rio de janeiro where today's
just a few hours. looks beautiful this morning. very calm. the weather looking much better for today's competitions. a sunny day with just a 10% chance for rain. the day gets started on the water with rowing and kayaking. and in the pool tonight. two-time olympic gold medalist and nine time world champion kate ledecky looks to continue her dominance. and michael phelps reclaim glory. the womens gymnastics team final. the u.s. is heavily favored to repeat its gold performance seen in london four years ago. a quick look at the medal count. the united states is well out in front with 19 medals including five gold. china is sitting in second with 13 medals and japan at third with 10. the host nation brazil has two medals. in sports this morning, the rays took a tied game into the 7th inning last night but they
top of the 5th in toronto. the rays tie. wouldn't continue. bottom of the 7th, the blue jays break that tie. they take a three-run lead. the rays tried to rally in the 9th but it just wasn't enough. the bucs will hit the practice field in a few hours for the last time before their first preseason game. training camp is open for fans to attend. all the action gets started this morning at 8:45. the bucs take on the eagles in philadelphia thursday night. news channel 8 is your official bucs station. we'll broadcast the game on great 38 starting at 7:00 p.m. let's get a check on the weather now. we continue to see rain coming to our area. >> that's right. that's why the bucs had to practice in the trop yesterday morning because it was such heavy rain, the field and things like that.
to happen again. with two days of rain, the ground is saturated. now we'll get some pockets of rain to push through like we're doing right now. pushing even into northern portions of polk county. look what's back to the west. still rounds of rain. i don't think it's going to be quite as much as yesterday. still pockets of rain will rotate on shore. here's your forecast. expect cloudy this morning. 77 degrees at 8:00 a.m. pockets of rain. scattered downpours. at times, again not raining on any one spot all day. but rounds of rain. so 81 at noon. 85 at 4:00 p.m. especially for areas under the flood watch. anywhere that's seeing consistent rains, watch for those flooded streets. temperatures kept down with the rain even overnight. low to mid70s. here's this area of low pressure. now tomorrow it's going to
good riddance; right? today, still there. get this counterclockwise wind flow. a lot of you out on the roads. not expecting to see quite as many heavy downpours. still, consistent light to moderate rain. that's the blue and yellow colors rotating in at 10:00 this morning. still at noon. at any point you can see these showers. i certainly wouldn't go far from the umbrella. it takes it laterent the afternoon and evening to get heavier and east. 60% tomorrow. notice how the rain chances inch down as we get closer to the weekend. how's traffic on the 8s. we have one trouble spot. southbound on the veterans. mile marker 17. that's going to be past lukes lake fern but before you -- florida highway patrol is on scene there. u.s. 19 corridor seeing rain.
now 19 is accident free. couple live views for you in tampa. this is i-4 and i-75. very light traffic. dry conditions there. we'll wrap up here with a look at 275 at bush boulevard. i'd noticed sprinkles on the camera. street level looking fine. we'll have an update in a couple of minutes. >> thanks. a south florida police officer finds something strange staring out at him from his >> yeah, still ahead, wait till you see what that was. flipping out at 11,000 feet above sea level. yikes. did you see that? the daring stunt one man pulled off and where this happened. if you want to connect with me on facebook and twitter, i like to upload fun videos. there was a dolphin at orlando's sea world tired of having his picture taken. see what he did to stop a woman in the act.
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more rain in parts of the bay area this morning and this could cause rain for residents. storm team 8 forecast is just ahead. new concerns. three new cases in the bay area. we'll show you where just ahead. and a live look at rio today. a local athlete competes for gold. what a beautiful shot. nice sunrise of a gold and reddish glow over the horizon a look at today's events and what athletes are saying about the games in a couple minutes. >> good morning and welcome to news channel 8 today. i'm gail. >> and i'm gene.