you're watching the station that works for you, now, good morning maryland. when you put your purple on today, thank art modell who gave us football and so much more. we will tell you how to pay your respects. >> a teen shot on the first day of school in perry hall is getting some community support. tonight you can help out daniel. >> we have the o's on our minds but we have to think about the other birds in town. they will play monday. we are getting you pumped up three days ahead. it's purple friday on this september 7th. good morning. i am charley crowson. >> i am megan pringle. thanks for joining us. that he so much going on this
weekend whether you plan to take the kid to the dragon boats or to the bank for that special tribute they are going to have for art modell. people will be out and about and you have to know what the weather is going to be like. >> lynette is standing by with a check on forecast and the fashion device. >> if you can't make the decision, put orange and purpleon. all right. let's rock it out. let's talk about what's going on maryland's most powerful radar as of now. we are dry, and this is huge news because we will stay that way going through the afternoon hours. big game heading into 7:05 this evening. right now, temperatures at 70 degrees in glen burnie. good morning glen elk at 65. stephenson at 68. we have humidity out there. and also reduced visibility with a little bit of patchy fog. this is what it looks like hour by hour. i am going with 86 degrees by lunchtime. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with mike masco good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we will take you to the boards and show you most of the crossings look good. fort mchenry to harbor tunnel to the key bridge crossings.
everything looking good thus far this morning the we will go outside and look live and show you again things really looking good. 70 at 29. and normal volume for this time of the morning the drive times looking like this. mostly around 11 minute commute from 659 out of loop 95 and from 695 downtown that should take you just about 11 minutes. don't quote me. guys. he brought us football and now it's time to say thank you to art modell. he passed away yesterday and there are plans to say thank you and good-bye. >> this morning abc2 news sherrie johnson is live with how you can pay respects and they want you to wear purple and they want a big turnout. >> reporter: the modeel family and ravens -- modell family and ravens team are hoping fans will come out to pay tribute. his casket will be at m and t bank stadium on saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and yes they are asking that you do wear purple. now you nomo del passed away early yesterday morning at the age of 87. modell brought beloved ravens here from cleveland in 1996 and
he hoisted the lombardi trophy as owner in 2001 and his influence was bigger than just football. he and his wife pat donated millions of dollars to charities in the city including the johns hopkins hospital and krieger institute. >> he impacked the entire -- impacted the entire nfl. >> he is one of the most awesome men i met in my -- met in my life. and i know the guy had a plan and for me to meet a manlike that with all the impact he had on this world. so, it's hard losing someone that powerful with that much influence. >> reporter: he died of natural causes with his family by his side. we are told that lombardi trophy will be beside his casket. once again, that will be on saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. right here in m and t bank stadium. reporting live, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. today the perry hall community will gather to raise money for the team shot on the
first -- teen shot on the first day of high school. he is still recovering and tonight a benefit will be at the gun powder lodge raising money to help his family. aid $25 all inclusive happy hour that runs from 4 to 8 tonight. news around the nation the couple is expected to be charged this morning for making a fake phone call and causing a plane to make an emergency landing. this is unbelievable because they were pranking a man named chris shell out see him there. the call -- you see him there. the call said he was carrying liquid explosives. they turned the flight around citing mechanical problems and shell posted he was des appointed in u.s. air -- disappointed in u.s. airlines and minutes later he discovered he was the reason why the plane was turned around. he was pulled off at gunpoint. his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend are accused of making the phone call. shell is not totally innocent. we should tell you there was an outstanding warrant for his
arrest in one city in texas. no word this morning on charges he is going to face with that. a sheriff deputy put his life on the lined is hailed a hero. right now it's time to go back to school. >> absolutely. and that means for some moms it's that time of year when you get a spring in your step. >> bye. bye. go to school. yep. mommy need her time. [ music ] >> all right. busting a move at the bus stop. clearly no sadness for this mom. don't hit yourself on the way out. they are heading back to class and it's time to celebrate. this mom recorded her performance back to school dance and got a thumbs up from the bus driver i bet she did. >> he pulled up and goes i like your style. so of course that made me laugh and i think that's probably what made me dance a little more. >> this is what surprises me about this story. her son not embarrassed. >> what?
>> he says he thinks his mom's dancing is fun. if it were me, i would have been -- no. no mom. >> i want to know how old is he? >> it's a cute story. i am sure a lot of parents feel that way after a long summer. >> we are days away from the katy curic anew show on abc2. >> we are excited and we will give you a sneak peek behind the scenes of katie and what to expect when it premiers on september 10th. >> more severe weather across arizona. we have another haboob sighting. creating big problems in phoenix. we will show you when good morning maryland continues. >> you like saying haboob. >> it's haboob. anncr: it'll start out as concrete and steel...
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look at this phoenix direct path of a 2500 foot wall of dust. the dust storm known as uh-huh be boob rolled in just -- haboob rolled in just as rush hour got start prompting warnings for drivers to pull over because of poor visibility. we don't see anything like that here in maryland but it's cool to show people. >> it's cool to see. and as we look at the big picture we can see showers and storms still around arizona. so they could be seeing more haboobs to come in the forecast. but for today, we are looking pretty good. lots of sunshine out there.
make sure to get out and enjoy. as we look at visibility issues this morning. yes, we have them because we have patchy fog. so as you head out and about this morning. heading to the bus stop, here the forecast. 70 degrees and by this afternoon, it's going to be hot especially if we get more sunshine. coming in right around 90 degrees. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with mike masco. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. pretty easy commute thus far. construction related delays across-town and disabled vehicle on maryland 100 as you make your way towards washington boulevard many we will look at a quick camera to show you a ghost town at 101 and 170. that doesn't look to tie up traffic. looking at construction related delays as you make your way just toward the east of town. we have road closures at sinclair lane near edison highway a live shot showing things lking good. guys. all right. hate them the cowboys have something to brag about. >> -- >> a superbowl title at the
massive stadium a distinction to big d. >> reporter: guys we have a lot tore excited about in this town. the o's are doing great and now the other bird are back. purple friday kicks off and i am linda so live at cancun cantina. details on how to get in on the action coming up. what does fall smell like? head north, to someplace pristine like acadia national park. there is nothing like the parks this time of year. the falling leaves, the crisp air, the perfect inspiration for air wick's fall collection.
thanks for staying with us. in baltimore you know the ravens are number one. when it comes to dollars and cents it's all about the dallas cowboys. they beat them all. forbes say the most valuable nfl team at more than $2 billion. redskins came in second. and followed by new england and the ravens, hey, this is nothing to frown about a more than a billion dollars at number 10. the least valued franchise jacksonville jags 770 million. bird of a feather we are starting to flock. cloud nine for the o's and getting ready to get pumped up for the rains. >> and that is great way to honor art modell. we lost him yesterday and we will pay tribute to him saturday. but in the meantime, the season has to go on. we learned that apparently they have dedicated the season to modell and things are getting kicked off right now. linda so live this morning with the cheerleaders and with poe showing off purple pride. hey linda. >> reporter: we are getting the
party started here early atcancun cantina. we have the cheer leader and poe joining us -- cheerleaders and poe to join us this morning thanks for being here i understand there's going to be surprises today? >> yes. we are actually stopping at two schools this morning as part of the purple friday caravan so the little ravens fans will get pump ped. >> reporter: they have no idea -- pumped. >> reporter: they have no idea. >> they have no idea so be prepared little guys. >> reporter: have on the purple. >> all your purple and ravens gear and throw in orioles gear as well. >> reporter: so all day long you are going to make stops throughout town? >> absolutely. we start out all day until 11 p.m. and end in federal hill. find us and meet us and we will sell calendars and give out freebies and doing fun stuff. so come out. >> reporter: this is so exciting because in this town for the first time in a long time we have two teams to
celebrate. the orioles are doing great and this evening you are kind of getting into the spirit and handing out orange things? >> yeah. definitely. we are so proud of our baltimore orioles. so, the baltimore ravens are just going along with the celebration and we will give out a whole bunch of goodies today. >> reporter: this's female cheerleaders in baltimore -- there's feel male cheerleaders and in baltimore that's something male -- there's male cheerleaders. >> without his vision i wouldn't be able to do what i do and see what i see. so i am very lucky to be the only part of the team in the nfl that does this. >> reporter: wonderful. thanks so much. party gets started here at cancun cantina in hanover at 7 this morning. but, doors open here at 6. they are going to be serving free breakfast so come on out. everyone is welcome and the ravens kick off the season. live in hanover, linda so, abc2 news. we are days away from premier of katie premiering on
abc2 on monday. >> she will be covering everything from the latest health headlines and hot entertainment news and you name it and this morning we will sneak peek at the show. >> hi everyone on the new show we are going to be talking about a wide variety of topics some days serious issues like dating violence and eating disorders and other days we will lighten things up and have some fun. we planned an hour about one of our not so secret obsessions, hair. which by the way some women would regard as a very serious issue. one of my guests is one of my favorite people the woman of a thousand wigs. wendy william as she says how you doing. here's a sneak peek at our conversation. >> you are very, very particular about your wig. i asked wendy if coy put on one of her -- if i could put on one of her wigs and she acted like i wanted to put on her underwear. you got very weird and i tried to touch your wig. >> yes. >> when i came on the show. >> yes. >> and she doesn't want anybody all up in her wig. >> only because you know what,
i make a lot of jokes about my wigs and i pull notes out of them and everybody knows i wear wigs. >> snacks in there. >> put snacks but here's the thing. if you are wearing a wig because you have you know going through chemotherapy or because it's a real thing you are not wearing it for costume. >> wendy is a funny lady verysear about her wigs. see the rest of the interview including her revelation about why she wears wigs on a very hair-raising hour during the premier week. in the meantime, have a great day and i will see you for the debut of katie on september 10th. >> katie will air every weekday 4 p.m. we have a lot more of what to expect tonight at 5. we will have another sneak peek at what's going on with the show and if you can't wait, you can head to the website and get the latest scoop abc2news.com/katie. five things to know as you head out this morning. tomorrow a day of service and remembrance at the maryland world war ii memorial in
annapolis many volunteers will work to clean up the park and that's a way to honor victims of september 11th. and washington national cathedral will mark the 11th anniversary of the september 11th attacks at the prayers at regularly scheduled services. in the past years they hosted a larger commemoration that included presidents and other leaders. michael phelps is going to be honored as the olympian with the most medals in history and this is happening on monday. three olympic oappearance -- appearances he received 22 medaled and 18 gold and he and the other athletes in london will be at the inner harbor amphitheater at 4. major networks are coming together for a hour long special called stand up to cancer. dozens of celebrities raising money for cancer research and awareness. it raised more than 1 # 0 mill -- 108 million for the cause -- 180 million for the cause as soon as it first started. today is orange friday and baltimore city mayor urging people and businesses to show
their support by bathing the city in orange. so next week, they are going to plan to light the washington monument orange and that will be something to see. time for a check on your weather with lynette. >> all right. let's talk about what's going on right now in terms of temperatures as you head out the door. we are in the upper 60s at hanover. we should be at 61 now for this time of the year. so those temperatures are falling. 68 in chesapeake beach and kent island 73. that's the warmest spot right now. 64 in federalsburg and chestertown coming in around 66. hickory 67. so this is a setup for today. we have high pressure that's pretty much in control of the weather. this will begin to slide off toward the east. and once it does that we will start to get a return throw or southerly flow that's going to heat the temperatures up and we are watching the strong cold front that's going to pass through the area on saturday bringing us lots of rain and also the storm prediction center has us in a slight risk for severe weather. hurricane leslie not doing so much out there. it is forecasted to pass off towards the east of bermuda
now. that's good news for them. wind sustained at 75 miles an hour. not moving a lot. more of the same with michael and it's a category two storm right now. and it has come down a bit but both of these storms will stay away from us. as we look at the future trend, not a lot to pick up on for today many we should stay dry but we are waiting for the cold front as we head through saturday. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with mike masco. >> reporter: good morning. here we go. and not a bad commute thus far. we will talk to construction related delays at 695 making your way into the key bridge. that's an ongoing construction delay through the course of the morning going into the afternoon. another delay north of town well north of town near the hanover pike southbound as you make your way towards eastview drive. outside we go. looking live and show you 695 at harford road. little congestion or volume rather picking up at this early hour. but things look pretty normal across the beltway. guys. an 8-year-old boy is setting an example we can follow. >> coming next, we will bring you the remarkable gift that
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