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our next hour starts now. breaking news in brooklyn. police are searching for the driver who they say took off after a crash that left two people dead. much of new jersey is at risk of more flooding today after rains over the weekend left entire neighborhoods under water. >> a mysterious death in manhattan. a man found bruised under his bed. good morning. it's 5:00 a.m. on this first day of au >> i'm darlene rodriguez. storm team 4's raphael miranda is in for chris cimino this morning. good morning. >> another muggy and unsettled day ahead. chance for showers and storms. grab the umbrella on this monday. on the radar, nothing going on in the city. off to the south, heavy rain towards ocean county. thunderstorms as well. in central park, it's 70 degrees. visibility is good.
lots of clouds and showers popping this afternoon and evening especially. temperatures below average. high back to the low 80s. when will all this rain end? we'll look at your ten-day forecast in a few. here's lauren scala with your commute. >> a couple things out there may get in your way. heading over to 1/9 and tonnelle avenue, earlier this was shut down, now the right lane is blocked. that's because of an accident with a downed poland wires. the fdr construction between 96th street and 61st. that is out there until 5:30. more weather and traffic on the 4s. we want to get to breaking news in brooklyn. two people were killed in a crash overnight. police say the driver responsible for all this took off running this happened at the intersection of fulton and chestnut streets in cyprus hills. that's where we find jen maxfield.
behind. so police investigators at the scene are working to find him now based on the information that he left in the car. i'll step out of the way so you can see what happened. it happened in front of the pharaoh restaurant. you can see the damaged car. this accuracy dan was coming down the street at a high rate of speed. two men were crossing the street we have heard sounds of crying from family members who have gathered at the scene. there are still family members of the two men who were killed who are out here at the scene. again, police are looking for the driver of that acura tl sedan. friends with the two gentlemen who were killed say they were all out at a local restaurant 30
his friend died. >> where is the friend that saw -- >> i seen my friend. >> the two men who were crossing the street who were killed in the accident are 41-year-old delman maldonado and 46-year-old israel turcios. this happened under the elevated j track and police are investigating to find out what haed >> thank you very much. happening now, much of new jersey is under a flash flood watch today. just hours after the waters receded from the weekend flooding. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is in wayne right now. >> reporter: darlene, all clear right now. this was actually the site of a water rescue. less than 12 hours ago. we're coming to you from colfax road and hamburg turnpike. this is where the water was about waist deep. that was the story throughout
what it looked like in wayne. a lot of people saw the rain coming down yesterday. they didn't know how high it was going to stack up. there were several water rescues in wayne yesterday. streets shut down as a result of the floodwaters up through sunday night. the story the same in places like flemington as well as paterson, new jersey, union avenue. people reporting waist-eep water they had to wade through. in places like morristown, where the storm brought down trees and shut down roads. in wayne, it is starting to miss now. the rain might be picking up-and-coming think our area. they're on guard because of this, but we did check in with police no closures on the roads as a result of the flooding. it's all cleaned up so far. back to you. >> tracie strahan, thank you. >> get out!
>> there were many rescues like this after powerful floodwaters swept through maryland's ellicot city on saturday night. at least two people are dead. the water has receded but the damage is done. some businesses are a complete loss. the damage so bad that the governor of maryland declared a state of emergency. we do want to check in with raphael miranda. we saw that situation in ellicot city and how quickly. >> good morning. we will be on the lookout for more flooding later today. areas most vulnerable to flooding will be western new jersey, all of these counties shaded in green from sussex county down to the jersey shore. that's where you have the flash flood watch in effect. that's where we saw most of the heavy rain yesterday. that's where we expect those storms to set up later this afternoon and evening. even if you're not under a flash flood watch, you may see heavy rain and flooding. even in the city.
tri-state. the lone storm we're tracking across southern new jersey, stafford with thunder and lightning and heavy rain. get ready for murky and mild conditions. temperatures in the 70s throughout the day. plenty of clouds at lunch time. maybe a few peeks of sunshine. tracking showers and storms towards your evening commute. better weather in the ten-day forecast. right now lauren scala with your commute. >> good morning. subway service in downtown n trains are running on the d line from 36th street in brooklyn to stillwell avenue. major commuter lines looking good. as far as the buses go, s44 is on detour. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. we'll have more weather and traffic on the 4s. thank you very much. happening now, police are troying to find the man that used a police radio to threaten an nypd captain.
i'm coming to put a bullet in your head, son. >> the threats against the mitt town south captain started saturday evening and lasted several minutes. the captain did answer and even tried to draw out the suspect. >> remember, captain, i'm coming for you. >> where do you want me to meet, baby? >> a police dispatcher eventually jammed an illegal transmission and got the person off the airwaves. investigators don't believe the threat to be credible but they still want to find that person police are looking for the gunman who opened fire on a brooklyn street. this surveillance video shows the suspect pulling out the gun, firing multiple shots. this happened last saturday. police say no one was hit. anyone with information is asked to call crime stoppers. police are trying to figure out how an elderly man died inside his harlem home. yesterday when they got to the apartment at 135 west 135th street, officers found the body
he a bruise to his eye, a lot of bleeding. police say there was no sign of forced entry or of a struggle. some truck drivers in brooklyn want to know who set their big rigs on fire. seven truck cabs were found torched yesterday within a few blocks in east new york. the trucks were completely burned out and damaged. the vehicles are owned by their drivers who wonder how they'll make a living now. >> i have family to support like able to feed our children. we're hard workers. we are not troublemakers. >> the drivers say this is not the first time trucks have been torched in the area. police say an arson investigation is underway. it's 5:08. right now we're learning from afghanistan that a taliban attack on a compound filled with foreigners is over. started with a truck bomb in kabul outside of that compound. afghan forces then got involved
they say they killed three attackers. one afghan police officer also dying in that firefight. militants attempted to breach that compound three years ago. investigates. >> reporter: searching for a motive in a murder-suicide involving a rhode island police officer. police say franklin ozgood mitted suicide on the new jersey turnpike after a chase with police. he was wanted for killing his wife at their home in providence, rhode island. officers found her body stuffed in the trunk of the car. police began looking f yesterday after his daughter called police saying her father was missing. police in suffolk county are looking for a suspect who shot a suspect in the back. a suffolk county police officer directing traffic at the scene was hit by a car. he had a leg injury.
a transfer fair is being held on the campus of the now closed dowling college. long island university and five other institutions are taking part in the transfer fair. the fairs are being held through wednesday from 10:00 app to 5:00 p.m. we wish the best forever them. difficult thing to find yourself tied up, final aid tied up, credits. >> you want to finish. >> good luck. still ahead, donald trump on the defense. comments made by the father of an american muslim soldier. plus weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up. you're watching "today in new
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details in a couple minutes. the health department will spray pesticides from trucks in parts of queens and staten island today. crews will spray between 10:00 p.m. tonight and 6:00 a.m. tomorrow in college point, flushing and white stone. it's just a precaution. the zika virus has not been detected there. big change for anybody riding septa trains in philadelphia. starting this afternoon, riders can no longer buy tickets while on the train. you need them to get on board. because there could be lines. and game one of the subway series takes place tonight. new york's teams face off at 7:00. the mets are 2 1/2 games out of the wild card race. the yankees are coming off a four-game losing streak. the time is 5:14. time for a check of your forecast. more of the same, muggy, unsettled weather today. in your weather headlines,
afternoon and evening, especially north and west of town. that's where we have the flash flood watches in effect. conditions finally improving tomorrow. especially late in the day tomorrow. much better by the end of the week. have to get through today. temperatures in the low 70s. it's mild. the ac is on. 71 in city island. 71 at jfk. it is dry in the city right now. not tracking any rain. down the jersey shore we've been lots of lightning with this one. moving from stafford and waretown, towards the coast. there maybe some gusty winds with this as well. that will wake you up early. planning the rest of your day, grab the umbrellas t could rain at any time. the best chance for rain will be later this afternoon, between 3:00 and 8:00 this evening. temperature-wise below average, low to mid 70s in the morning,
very sticky. good thing we're not much warmer than that. it will feel uncomfortable as it is. future tracker, 11:00, towards lunch time. not everyone seeing rain. you're unlucky if you see rain by 11:00. the afternoon and evening commute, watching a few showers and storms popping up, especially north and west of new york city. tracking that heavy rain potential around 9:00 tonight. that flash flood watch in effect for these that's where we could see the rain on top of the rain we saw yesterday. baseball forecast for today, we'll be watching for the subway series, maybe a few rumbles. 76 degrees the first pitch. keeping it dry and getting the game on. looking ahead, 80s through the middle of the week. lower humidity there. temperatures will warm up day by day. the heat and humidity do return. looking at our exclusive ten-day forecast.
saturday's high temperature near 90 degrees. let's see how the commute is rolling along. lauren scala has a look at that. >> thanks. the fdr drive finally reopens. that's good news. we have some not good news. 84, there is a vehicle fire out by exit 12, route 52. that's in the right lane. over on route 35, that is shut down in both directions between bout the george washington bridge, things moving along fine here. heading over to the tolls, no delays. no delays at the lincoln tunnel or holland tunnel. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. we'll have your next weather and traffic update on the 4s. >> thank you very much. to presidential politics, both parties reeling from the fallout from political attacks. democrats accused of rigging the debate schedule. republicans taking heat over donald trump's comments about
soldier. edward lawrence is in washington now with the latest. two major developments here. >> reporter: really. 98 days until the november election. this is the home stretch. candidates on both sides tried to step up the pressure. during his first campaign stop today since the democratic national convention, donald trump may further defend comments about the f muslim solder who died while serving in iraq. the khan family spoke during the democratic national convention criticizing trump's stand on muslims and his sacrifices. >> his wife was standing there, had nothing to say. maybe she wasn't allowed to have anything to say. >> reporter: not true according to the khans. >> i was very nervous because i cannot see my son's picture. >> reporter: trump would rather focus on what he sees is wrong
saying the real problem is radical islam. >> i appreciate that, but it sounds so disingenuous because of his policies, because of his rhetoric of hatred, of division, of dividing us. >> his vice presidential pick tweeted humayun khan is a hero. hillary clinton didn't let up. >> i personally think that threat to our democracy. >> reporter: both candidates will be campaigning today in the midwest. hillary clinton and donald trump are now receiving classified security briefings every morning. reporting live in washington, edward lawrence, back to you, michael. >> thank you very much. right now, happening today, the commander in chief pushes to improve healthcare for veterans. president obama is heading to atlanta.
american veterans. he will discuss how the country can ensure veterans receive benefits they earned. he is also expected to participate in a round table discussion. today time will standstill to memorialize 50 years since the nation's first campus mass shooting that took place in austin, texas. more than a dozen people were killed when a student opened fire at a university of texas clock tower. the memorial for thoseti will stop 24 hours from the exact time when that shooting started. a new jersey bar is trying to track down a helmet that belongs to a fallen firefighter. ray mcquade's fire helmet hung on the wall along with other firefighter memorabilia the helmet disappeared two weeks ago. mcquade was a firefighter with gloucester heights and pine
helmet returned no questions ask. celebrities made a call to end violence at the teen choice awards. >> j.t. was like you until he lost his 6-year-old brother, jesse lewis, one of the 26 victims of the sandy hook elementary schooling in newtown. >> reporter: last night jessica alba introduced teens of shooting victims. also on stage was sterling's son. it ended with neo singing "what's going on" by marvin gaye. >> what made action star jean-claude van damme walk out of an interview. you're watching "today in new
welcome back. 5:24. it's monday morning. we'll check in on the weather and traffic in a minute. jean-claude van damme doesn't like to be bored. he showed an australian tv station during an interview. >> the interview you're giving me on tv right now, they're very boring because the questions are boring. bye-bye.
australia. >> van damn was conducting his upcoming speaking tour in australia. he said he was sick of responding to the same questions from australians for the past 25 years. >> what did he want to be asked? >> what was it like growing up in belgium? >> i walked actors down the red carpet, they would complain about this. i don't think they realize journalists have to get the information into their piece to set it up. so you need that information. >> he's an action start. they want to know about his current project, latest project. >> and now we're talking about him, too. >> see? >> you never know. let's look at your forecast. more rain on the way potentially later on today. don't jersey shore, ocean county, you're getting hammered with a thunderstorm. very wet weather there.
checklist for today, umbrella, yes. hair spray, we talked about this. need that. the water-resistant clothes. when it rains, you may get those heavy downpours. don't wear your good shoes today. today's high, 80 degrees. best chance of rain later today, especially north and west of town. we'll look at that flood watch in effect coming up in a few minutes. >> lauren, iop you about asking you about the traffic. >> i'm tired of you guys asking me about the traffic. >> yes. >> gone. >> fine, if we must. the subways, we have some service changes out there. downtown n trains running on the d line from 36th street to stillwell avenue. the commuter checklist, all are operating on or close to schedule. >> thank you very much.
flooding in maryland. it left drivers stranded and turned neighbors into heroes. i'm jen maxfield in cyprus hills, brooklyn, where police are investigating a fatal accident. a live report from the scene coming up. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you, keep watching "today in new york," download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device.
. breaking news in brooklyn. the search for a driver who caused a deadly crash and then took off running. >> parts of new jersey were under water this weekend. we're not out of the woods just yet. and the threat against police officers that they heard over their own radios. "today in new york" starts no 5:30 a.m. first day of august, i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. raphael miranda is here for chris. he has the weather headlines. still watching the rain. there. >> the flood threat continues on this monday. in the same muggy unsettled pattern we were in over the weekend. not tracking a lot of rain. you do need your umbrellas for today.
river down towards little egg harbor. this is not moving fast. we may start to see flooding concerns already down the jersey shore with rainfall rates of one to two inches per hour. 70 degrees in central park. winds are calm out of the northeast. as you are planning your day, best chance for rain later this afternoon. showers and pop-up thunderstorms. any time it rains it will bring heavy rain. sticky. we'll look at that in the ten-day forecast. here is lauren scala with your commute. >> an accident on the belt parkway. this is eastbound. taking out two lanes by exit 13. up to lewisboro, route 35 shut down between bouton road and spring street. an accident with a downed pole.
brooklyn, two people killed in a crash overnight. the drive horde caused the crash bailed out of the vehicle and ran away. it happened at fulton and chestnut streets in cypress hills, that's where we find jen maxfield. >> the accident happened just after midnight this is still an active accident investigation. look over there at the pharaoh restaurant, you can see a there, that was parked on the street. and a gray tl sedan that was traveling at a high rate of speed came down the street and hit those two cars and two men crossing the street. family members here at the scene have been crying and hugging each other and consoling each other. we can see some candles have been set up at the scene where
his frein, friend, israel turcio were killed. the driver then ran from the car. they were at a restaurant on fulton street. when they left to go home, that's when they were struck by the car as they were crossing the street. what's the latest from cypress hills, broo. we've gotten video from viewers of floods that's tough to watch. this is paterson, new jersey. people were driving down those flooded streets. you should not do that. the woman who took this video said she never in her life has seen a flood like this in paterson. >> get out! get out!
this is howard county, maryland. good samaritans formed a human chain to rescue a woman. two people are dead. virtually every building and business along that historic main street has been damaged. the damage so bad that the governor of maryland declared a state of emergency. >> it's devastating to see some of the businesses that are totally gone. totally gone. i don't even know where to start. >> government officials are promising to get help out to the victims. officials are calling the floods in ellicott city the worst in a half century. all that rushing water. and nothing you can do. >> raphael miranda, you see this all the time. it comes so quickly and it's so powerful. >> we saw that over the weekend.
several inches causing flash flooding. this flash flood watch in effect until 11:00 tonight. we are seeing some rain right now down the jersey shore. tracking this shower and thunderstorm moving through southern ocean county, south of toms river. beginning to push off shore. hopefully we won't see flooding from this one. in the day planner, 71 degrees throughout the morning. it's murky, very humid out there. we are tracking a chance showers and storms around the tri-state. more on the flood threat coming up in your full forecast. here is lauren scala with your commute. >> not many problems on the rails, but n trains are running on the d line from 36th street in brooklyn to stillwell avenue. getting on the buses, just one detour to report on. the s44. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect are in effect today. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> back to the flooding in new
water this weekend. the threat is not over yet. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is in wayne with what we know now. >> reporter: we just spoke to a police officer who told us, yes, it as floods in wayne, but they weren't expecting it in this neighborhood. this is hamburg turnpike and colfax road. that grand one of the vehicles in wayne that was subject to a water rescue. two people inside had to be brought to safety. that was the order of the day throughout new jersey. we'll show you some video taken in wayne yesterday. you saw that deluge of rain that came down. a lot of it flooded roadways and closed them off. when we checked in with wayne police earlier, they said most
storm drains were clogged and that led to water rising in places where they may have not seen it before. in flemington, three people were stuck in rising water. paterson as well as morristown, new jersey. awhether the of water rescues throughout the state of new jersey w trees down and roads shut down as a result of that. as we've been saying all morning long, this may be the calm before the next storm. again, here in wayne, new jersey, nodw as the result of flooding. but they're worried about the drains in this area. the police officer we spoke with said the drains may get overwhelmed. so they're trying to see how things could go within the next 12 hours after the storm we just endured. back to you. >> hoping for the best. thank you very much. police want to find the man behind the voice who threatened to kill an nypd captain on a
me in jail? i'm out now. i'm coming to put a bullet in your head, son. >> the threats against the captain started saturday evening and lasted several minutes. the captain did answer and even tried to draw out the suspect. >> remember, captain, i'm coming for you. >> where do you want me to meet, baby? >> a police dispatcher eventually jammed an illegal transmission and got the person off the airwaves. investigators don't believe the threat to be credible but they still want to find that person. security cameras didn't stop a gunman from firing a weapon on a brooklyn street. it happened on 46th street and sunset park last saturday. surveillance video shows the suspect pulling out a gun and firing multiple rounds. police say no one was hit. anyone with information is asked to call crime stoppers. police can't to find the man accused of trying to rape a church security guard on satin island. they're looking for asuncion moran barrera.
guard into the ladies' room, grabbed her by the throat, pushed her to the floor and unbuckled his pants. . she did fight him off and he ran away. parishioners hope the suspect is caught soon. >> definitely pray that they -- that someone will come forward and be able to really identify him. you know, tell the authorities where he is. he has to be stopped before he hurts someone else. >> the security guard was a contracted employee hired by the church to monitor a private event. >> new this morning, a man wanted for one burglary in brooklyn has been linked to another. the suspect seen here stealing packages from the lobby of an apartment building in bushwick. the man in this surveillance video reached through an apartment window on jefferson
in the race for president, donald trump embroiled in a controversy involving the muslim parents of a soldier. it happened when kahn's family spoke at the democratic convention criticizing trump. yesterday trump fired back questioning the role that khan's mother was playing -- allowed to play at democratic gathering. >> she was standing there, she had nothing to say. maybe she wasn't allowed to have anything to say. >> i was very nervous because i cannot >> donald trump poses a serious threat to our democracy. >> you can see the reactions there. trump saying he was attacked by mr. khan and then asked am i not allowed to respond? >> 5:40 right now. we should learn this week how a jury may be chosen in the upcoming criminal case known as bridgegate.
in september. they're facing federal charges in the lane closure scandal. now their lawyers will submit the questions they want to ask the potential jurors. the issue will be addressed on thursday. all sides will meet with the judge in the case. a leading air crash investigator believes malaysian airlines flight mh370 was deliberately flown into the sea. larry vann tells "60 minutes" the evidence of the crash points to a rogue pilot gliding that plane into the ocean. fuselage is mostly intact at the bottom of the sea. the plane was carrying 239 passengers and crew when it vanished in 2014. 5:41. 70 degrees out. still to come, a crash sends a car tumbling, breaking apart as it rolls. the driver made it out alive. we have the incredible story coming up. and an unusual thief.
unsettled weather over the weekend. that means we could see more rain and flooding. in the weather headline, another damp and dreary day. not a lot of sunshine on this monday. best chance for showers and storms will be later tonight and this afternoon. especially north and west of town. finally improving by tomorrow afternoon. better weather by the middle of the week. right now, lots of humidity but not lots of rain. down at this nasty thunderstorm. look at all this lightning here, south of toms river, seaside heights, moving towards the coast. barnegat light, lots of lightning and thunder. ocean county, you may see some localized flooding. very heavy rain with that shower. today, temperatures in the 70s and low 80s. it's very muggy and very sticky. high humidity is setting us up
especially after lunch time. everywhere around the region you can see storms at any time during the day. whenever it rains today, it could rain very hard. looking ahead, high temperature of 80 today. that's below average. we should be in the mid 80s this time of year. showers and thunderstorms on and off. not an all-day soaksoaker. showers and storms still north and west of town brighter by the end of the day. we may see a few showers early on, then drying out nicely. temperatures still below average in the upper 70s. humidity also starts to drop. watching showers and storms pop around 4:00, they may linger through your evening commute. especially in the hudson valley and northwest new jersey. there is your exclusive ten-day forecast. temperatures below average today and tomorrow. drying out nicely on wednesday. that's the best day of the week.
low humidity and sunshine, then the warmup begins. back to 90 by the time we head into the weekend. time for a check of the commute and lauren scala. >> good morning. a couple of things going on out there. an accident on the belt parkway heading eastbound before rockaway parkway. that shuts down two lanes. heavy delays already get nothing this flooding on the van wyck expressway out by linden boulevard. that blocks the right lane. heading over to the island expressway, pothole repairs eastbound before exit 14. not causing much of a problem just yet. finally, route 35 shut down in both directions between bouton road and lewis street. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. more weather and traffic on the 4s. 5:47 no. police are searching for a pair of burglars who stole a bunny in the bronx.
you can see one of them carrying the cage. this happened last month. the two also took a bracelet and a passport from the apartment that had been left unlocked. happening now on long island, a $5,000 reward to find the person who shot a swan with darts. the injured bird was found near the kiwanis fishing bridge in the massapequa preserve. the spca beliefs it was shot saturday night or sunday morning. the swan is doing okay. of the wing, and the darts were safely removed. >> a connecticut man faces charges after a wild attack on a danbury police officer. the man began banging on a police cruiser parked on jermt germantown road. the officer got out thinking he needed help, but police say he began kicking and punching the officer. backup officers did arrive and arrested him after a struggle.
about the moments before a deadly hot air balloon accident in texas. here is the last known photo of the balloon in the air taken on saturday. moments later it burst into flames and plunged to the ground. the balloon traveled eight miles before hitting a transmission line. they found the biggest help in wrong. >> the fbi evidence response team was able to locate 14 personal electronic devices including cell phones, one ipad, and three cameras. >> investigators also say at the time of the crash there was low cloud cover which may have affected the pilot's visibility. residents are racing to get out of the path of a raging wildfire in montana the roaring lion fire has burned 2,000 acres and several structures. it's burning in the bitter root national forest near the town of hamilton.
evacuate 500 homes directly in the path of the flames. >> we have the three-stage warning system. stage one, a warning. get your stuff ready. we skipped that. we didn't have time for it. >> helicopters and crews from across the state are flighting the flames. the authority was caused by humans. several people watching a demolition derby in utah were hit by a 150-pound piece of meta ankle, left a cut dean in her leg. her son was treated for a bruised foot. a third person was also injured and is recovering. a dramatic car crash was caught on video in florida. surveillance video captured this dramatic crash. it happened saturday, west of daytona beach. witnesses rushed in to help. the driver was pulled out of the car's sunroof. he was airlifted to a local hospital where is he recovering.
can't believe he made it out of that. >> when you see how many times that car flipped. still ahead, another amazing story. people would not dream of skydiving at all, but imagine skydiving without a parachute on purpose. the daredevil who pulled it off. >> and follow us on facebook and twitter, michaelg4ny and darlene4ny. you're watching "today in new
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a live look at new jersey turnpike by the newark liberty airport. things are moving nicely. >> all right. that's a good thing. >> the weather is not a good thing today. we will have heavy rain potential. let's look at this monday, looking at the radar heavy rain in ocean county. that's the rude awakening for you. southern ocean county dealing with a thunderstorm. today, showers stay to the south. it's gray and grim today. very muggy, very humid just like yesterday. a chance for storms later this afternoon and evening. especially to the north and west of new york city. even in the city and white plains, massapequa, you could see storms popping at any time
80s the high. humidity will be high enough that you won't be craving more heat. 78 in morristown, 81 in belmar. overnight tonight, still muggy, temperatures in the 60s. we change the pattern tomorrow. it's a much better change coming our way. we'll show you that in the ten-day forecast. >> thank you. >> lauren, what's happening? >> good morning. not too much. we do have subway changes right now for people who take the n train. downtown n the d line from 36th street to stillwell avenue. and a live look at new jersey turnpike. things moving along just fine out there by newark liberty airport the entire stretch of the new jersey turnpike, we don't have any problems to report. >> thank you very much. cornell university putting water restrictions in place as they deal with the drought that's affecting most of new york state. the university is limiting water usage on campus to make sure students have enough water when
the city of ithaca is also restricting water usage. the city could run out of water in 30 day. scientists discovered two more cancer-causing toxins in e-cigarettes. carcinogens when heated. the hotter the e-cigarette coil gets, the more chemicals that are released in vapors. the first puffs of an e-cigarette tend to contain the fewest toxins. a skydiver in california made history by making the highest jump without a parachute. luke aikins fell 25,000 feet through the air before landing on a 100 by 100 foot net. he not only hit the mark but walked away without a scratch. i don't understand how you could
>> from 25,000 feet up, sure. >> it's a net. don't know how it held up. >> it's a net. >> 5:56. it's monday morning. coming up next, miss teen us backlash. why she is under fire. and uber may be ready to take on google. we'll tell you about the ridesharing company's newest and keep watching "today in new york." download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device right now.
for us. "today in new york" starts now. it's monday morning, first day of august. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm chris cimino. raphael miranda is here with the forecast. they're anxious in parts of new jersey over what will happen the next 24 hours. >> we have the flash flood watch in effect for much of new jersey today, until 11:00. that's across western new jersey and northwest new jersey. right now our attention is focu d no flash flood watching but tracking this one storm dumping rainfall rates of one to two inches per hour. we could see some flooding south of toms river. in the city, it's not raining. it's 70, muggy and mild. temperatures stay in the 70s throughout the day. back to the low 80s this afternoon. we are tracking that chance for showers and storms. it could happen any time today.
be on the safe side. we'll talk about the flood threat coming up in a few. lauren scala has your commute. >> good morning. an update for subways. downtown n trains are still running on the d line from 36th street in brooklyn to stillwell avenue. we have delays on downtown q trains now. if you're getting on the roads, an accident on the belt parkway eastbound be parkway. your next weather and traffic on the 4s. >> thank you. 6:01. now that breaking news in brooklyn. two pedestrians killed in a hit and run crash. the area around fulton street and chestnut street remains blocked off by police. jen maxfield is there. >> reporter: that's right. the three cars that were involved in this hit and run crash are all still here as well as police who are continuing their investigation. they wanted to find the driver
who hit the two men. you can see the damage at the corner of fulton and chestnut. the two men were walking outside the pharaoh restaurant. you can see the sedan that hit them and then the driver ran away. one woman could barely stand up here this morning because she was so distraught. 41-year-old demond died at the scene and his friend a short time later at brookdale hospital. the two men were together at the limpera bar. they left to walk home and were struck while crossing the street. >> somebody called me and said my friend is dead, they were hit by the car. i seen my friend die. >> police say that the driver of the sedan that hit the two men
speeding. he did run away, but he did also leave the car at the scene. so police are going through that car right no trying to find information on the driver in the hopes they will be ability to find him soon as well. that's the latest live from the cypress hills neighborhood of brooklyn. back to you. to maryland now, massive flooding in one city in particular that prompted a state of emergency. >> get out! get out! during the worst of the flooding, a group of people formed a human chain to rescue a woman stuck in a car. one man was almost swept away as he tried to help. main street turned into a rushing river. businesses there are a complete loss. six inches of rain fell in two hours in that place. while our area has not seen anything quite like the severe flooding in made, officials are
watches. tracie strahan is in wayne, new jersey, one area that's already seen its share of flooding over the past few days. we said wayne is one of those areas susceptible to flooding. we reported on that in the past. >> reporter: the story here likely the same, according to a police officer, who told me it was the amount of rain and how fast it fell that led to flooding. a water rescue last night. check out that drain on colfax road. it's cluttered. that allowed flooding to happen in this area. a place that doesn't usually flood. there were several other water rescues throughout the city yesterday. we'll show you video now of several of them. there were a lot of water rescues in the area. two people, three people at a time having to be rescued from waist deep water.
streets that were closed as a result of that flooding have all been reopened. the story the same in flemington, paterson and even morristown. people going through water, not able to get out. all of the streets in those areas as well, the watt hear subsided. people were able to get themselves to safety. still there's a lot of hesitation about the rain ahead. there is here. the people in rain, they've seen all of this before. usually by the rivers. this is an area that has not seen it before. they are concerned about the storm drains in the area. that will keep the department of works busy throughout the morning. >> all right. they want to make sure they don't overflow. >> 6:05. a picture of the weather around here and see what we're expecting today. >> we are still concerned about
effect for morris county, northwest new jersey, hunderdon, middlesex, places that saw several inches of rain yesterday and the day before. the ground saturated, and any runoff could produce localized flooding. the greatest chance of heavy rain, this evening, but right now tracking heavy rain in ocean county. rainfall rates of one to two inches per hour. we may have some floed as you look at your day planner, temperatures in the 70s to low 80s today. best chance of rain this evening. bring your umbrella. it could rain at any time. whenever it rains today, it could rain heavily. we'll look at your full forecast coming up in a few. lauren scala has your commute. >> route 35 shut down between bouton road and spring street because of an accident. if you're heading out towards
lane before highland boulevard. that's because of a pothole. also a disabled vehicle coming off the verrazano bridge to the belt parkway. the major commuter lines look good. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. next weather and traffic update on the 4s. >> thank you very much. happening now, police on staten island identified a they're looking for asuncion moran barrera. police say he followed a 21-year-old security guard into the ladies' room at our lady of mt. caramel. he grabbed her by the throat, pushed her to the floor and unbuckled his pants. she did fight him off and he ran away. parishioners hope the suspect is
>> definitely hope that someone will come forward and be able to really identify him. you know, tell the authorities where he is. he has to be stopped before he hurts someone else. >> the security guard was a contracted employee hired by the church to monitor a private event. >> police are trying to figure out how an elderly man died inside his harlem home. yesterday when they got to the apartment at 135 west 135th street, officers found the body of 70-year-old robert pryor under his bed. he lot of bleeding. police say there was no sign of forced entry or of a struggle. donald trump is likely to face questions today. captain khan's father spoke at the democratic convention criticizing trump. yesterday trump fired back. he asked whether khan's mother was forced to remain silent. members of trump's republican party took exception with the comments. they included congressional leaders paul ryan and senator
a hero saying this is about radical islamic terror. >> we have a lot of problems where you look at san bernardino, you look at orlando, you look at the world trade center. >> and attack as he did on captain khan's mother, a gold star mother, i don't know where the bounds are. >> khan's mother wrote in the "washington post" that trump trump tweeted am i not allowed to respond? coming up on the "today" show, an interview with khizr kahn about trump's latest comments. that's ahead at 7:00 a.m. >> this week the new jersey case known as bridgegate will take some big steps forward. two of governor chris christie's former aides set to go on trial in september. they're facing federal charges
submit questions they want to pose to potential jurors at the upcoming trial. the commander in chief is pushing to improve healthcare for veterans. president obama is heading to atlanta. he will speak at 95th annual national convention for disabled american veterans. he will discuss how the country can ensure veterans receive benefits they earned. in the cnbc concerns about the economy. landon dowdy joins us with those details and more. good morning. >> good monday morning to you. banks are tightening their standards for business loans a survey out today will show that lenders toughened rules for the fourth straight quarter after easing them in 2010. this trend is worrisome, because this allows companies to buy
uber relies heavily on google maps to drivers can find you, now they want to stand on their own. uber is investing $500 million in a global mapping project. they would include traffic patterns and where exactly your door is located. >> where your door is located? >> fancy. it will increase geographic detail. >> incredible. >> thank you very much. still ahead, a beauty queen backlash. a lot of people talking about this. what the new miss teen usa is saying about a growing twitter controversy. and a frightening threat against an nypd officer and it came over the department's own police radio transmission. and we'll have weather and traffic on the 4s coming up. a look at belt parkway. you're watching "today in new
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6:14. another unsettled day ahead. like we had over the weekend. showers popping up from time to time. that's the trend today. bring your umbrella. a flood chance continues. conditions are finally improving tomorrow and towards the middle of the week. you'll see that in the ten-day forecast. right now tracking temperatures that are mi floral park, 69. i'm sure the ac is on. we have high humidity, the tropical feel outside. 67 in massapequa. 68 in muttontown. 68 in north merrick. we've been tracking one storm off to the south, down in ocean county much it's finally pushing off shore. i was concerned about flooding with this. we've seen rainfall rates of 1 to 3 inches.
moving, the flood threat is less. once they stay in place, localized flooding will be a concern. planning the rest of your day, lots of clouds. not a whole lot of sunshine today. mostly cloudy through lunch time. after lunch, after school -- not really school, but after work, 3:00 to 7:00 -- school, don't go to school today. 3:00 to 7:00, showers a possibility. temperatures in the 70s to low below average, but very humid out there and very sticky. this is 11:00. heading towards lunch time, some breaks of sun. after lunch we start to see those showers and storms popping again especially north and west of the city. bring your umbrella to be on the safe side kind of day. 9:00 tonight, more showers and heavy rain in the hudson valley. we start to dry out into tomorrow morning.
and that stays that way as we head towards the middle of the week. there's your ten-day forecast. low 80s today. tomorrow, 79 for the high. wednesday is a beauty. sunshine and 82. mid 80s and still beautiful on thursday. right now let's see what we're looking forward to on the roads. lauren scala has that. >> the rails first, downtown "n" trains running on the "d" line from 36th street in brooklyn to stillwell well. delays on downtown q trains. on the belt parkway, we have some delays eastbound because of an accident out by rockaway parkway. this is at flash bush avenue. this was completely blocked up. a live look at the tappan zee bridge, things are moving along nicely out there in both directions on the span. heading over to the inbound side
ten-minute wait inbound into the tolls. very minor delays inbound at the holland tunnel and at the george washington bridge, but outbound at the holland tunnel, a vehicle fire was just extinguishextingu. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> thank you very much. officials say evidence shows some part of a hot air balloon hit power lines before crashing in central texas. here's the last known photo of the balloon in the air on saturday. the crash sigh 30 miles outside of austin and near a row of high power transmission lines. 16 passon sdwrengers died. they found the biggest help in determining what might went wrong. >> the fbi evidence response team was able to locate 14 personal electronic devices including cell phones, one ipad, and three cameras. >> investigators also say at the
cloud cover which may have affected the pilot's visibility. in new jersey, the search for a helmet that belonged to a fallen firefighter. ray mcquade's fire helmet hung on the wall along with other firefighter memorabilia the helmet disappeared two weeks ago. mcquade was a firefighter with gloucester heights and pine grove. he died from cancer 25 years ago. the tavern owners want the helmet returned no questions ask. island, students who went to the now closed dowling college are getting some help. long island university and five other institutions are taking part in the transfer fair. the fairs are being held through wednesday. still ahead, recall reviews. why a local lawmaker says more can be done to get bad food off
welcome back. 6:23. of august. celebration turned into controversy for the new miss teen usa. after being crowned on saturday, she acknowledged tweets hr she used the "n" word. she said she regrets those words. the miss universe organization issued a statement chastising her actions and saying the 18-year-old was going through personal struggles at the time.
keep her crown. my body double, matt damon is back on the screen as jason bourne. after a ten-year hiatus, he returns to star in the role that he did create. the latest installment in the spy saga had the second highest opening in the bourne series. star trek beyond made $24 million. that was its then ""bad moms" came in at number three, making $23.4 million. >> "bad moms" looks funny to me. >> it does look funny. >> yes, for sure. >> a good weekend to go to the movies. we had the rain from time to time. more of that today. we are tracking showers and storms at this hour in ocean county, new jersey. beginning to move off shore. so the heaviest rain will be ending over the next half hour
have the umbrella handy, your hair spray with you. it's very muggy out there. and don't wear the good shoes today. it could be rainy. the puddles, it will be a mess when it rains. 80s the high for today. 77 white plains. sticky and unsettled. showers and storms this afternoon and evening, especially north and west of town. that's where we could see more flash flooding heading into the evening. overnight tonight, temperatures in the 60 showers continue. tomorrow we finally work on the forecast and get this rain out of here. the humidity will drop, which i'm looking forward to very much. >> absolutely. i feel like we all are. thank you very much. >> what's happening, lauren? >> we had service changes on the "n" train that are no longer out there. delays on the q trains. downtown direction, that's our only issue on the rails. a quick look outside at the belt parkway, through the trees out
westbound. we had an accident eastbound out by flatbush avenue, rockarray parkway, that cleared. those delays have eased out but still some congestion in the area. coming up, an update on that break news in brooklyn. police are looking for the driver of a car that hit and killed two men crossing the street and then ran away. i'll jen maxfield. a live report coming up. keep watching "today in new york." download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device right now. we'll be right back. there's one place where america's pastime is preserved for all time. ?? and that's not the only thing you can only find in new york state.
breaking news, a hit-and-run driver leaves two men dead in brooklyn. transmission threats. a scare for nypd officers and 2 came over the department's own police radios. >> and another day of wet weather. storm team 4 tracking it all for us. "today in new york" starts now. good morning. 6:30 a.m. on this first day of august. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez.
raphael miranda is here with the forecast. >> good morning, guys. happy monday morning. another unsettled day out there. muggy as well. very steamy, tracking storms off to the south. nothing in the city right now. ocean county, that's the trouble spot throughout the morning. that's where we see heavy rain starting to move off shore. now another storm popping up. that will be sliding in. in and out of these storms throughout 70 degrees in central park. it will stay sticky. high humidity on this monday. dealing with hit and miss showers and storms this afternoon and evening. you will want to have the umbrellas handy. when it does rain it will pour. a look at the flood threat coming up. here's lauren scala. >> the maps are starting to change colors behind me. getting congested out there. but this is probably the best morning commute i've seen.
lewisboro area. rout 35 shut down between b oshg bouton road and spring street. i'll keep you updated. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> breaking news in brooklyn. two pedestrians killed in a hit and run crash. the area around fulton street and chestnut street is still blocked off. this is more than six hours later. "today in new york's" jen maxfield is there. i knows there been some emotional reaction to this terrible crash. >> the family has been out here since it happened and friends have been showing up. police are trying to find the driver who hit and killed these two men and ran away. i will step aside so we can show you the scene. at the corner of chestnut and fulton. you can see outside the pharaoh restaurant. there's two badly damaged cars. they were parked.
is the car that hit and killed the men. family members have been crying all morning. one woman could barely stand up she was so distraught. 41-year-old delmond maldonado died at the scene. it's a his friend, israel turcio died a short time later. they were all out together at a and were struck crossing the street. police at the scene say the driver of the acura was speeding. the two men struck and killed were just trying to cross the street on their way home. again, police have been going through this scene and they do expect to find the driver who ran away on foot but left his car here at the scene. back to you. >> jen, thank you. right now police want to find the man who threatened an nypd captain while using a
>> captain, remember how you put me in jail? i'm out now. i'm coming to put a bullet in your head, son. >> the threats against the midtown south captain started saturday evening and lasted several minutes. the captain did answer and even tried to draw out the suspect. >> remember, captain, i'm coming for you. >> where do you want me to meet, baby? >> a police dispatcher eventually jammed the illegal an threat to be credible but they still bant want to find that man. in maryland, among devastation stories are stories of heroism. >> get out! get out! >> one man was almost swept away trying to rescue a woman from her car. they were able to get her out. a group of people formed a human
got her out. at least two people are dead. nearly every business in this town has been destroyed. the governor declaring a state of emergency. >> it's devastating to see some of the businesses that are totally gone. totally gone. i don't even know where to start. >> government officials are promising to get help out to the victims. officials say six inches of rain fell in two hours in ellicot ci. this is paterson. people were driving down the streets that were flood. the road turning into a river in minutes. the woman who took this video said she never has seen a flood like this in paterson. nonstop rain in wayne, new jersey as well. reports of several caress cues that had to be done. >> 6:34 right now. so hard to look at that video. how quickly this short of thing happens.
it. >> we're all in that same atmosphere, moisture laden across the mid-atlantic, we could see that happen again. we saw several inches over the weekend. that's where we have the flash flood watch in effect. you could pick up several inches of rain in a short amount of time, that's where you get the runoff and localized flooding. all the areas in green look out for flooding later today. that's our flash flood watch until 11:00 tonight. even if you'reot it will rain heavily, that's what we're seeing down the jersey shore. ocean county, storms finally moving away. hit or miss today. you may not see rain throughout much of the day, but this afternoon an evening, that's when we are tracking the best chance for showers and pop-up thunderstorms. let's see how the commute is going along. lauren scala has that. >> good morning. as far as the rails go, delays
only issues out there with the rails. the campus tweeted out the 7:30 bus from nutley and the 7:30 mtc are canceled this morning. more weather and traffic on the 4s. 6:36 right now. happening today, protesters are planning to shut down city hall park with a rally. several groups intend to take 9:00 this morning. they're calling for mayor deblasio to file police commissioner bill bratton. a connecticut man is charged with attacking a danbury police officer. the 20-year-old began banging on a police cruiser parked on germantown road thursday night. when the officer got out, police say the suspect began punching
backup officers arrived and arrested him. captain khan's father, kazir spoke at the convention questioning trump, and yesterday trump fired back. >> she was standing there, she had nothing to say. maybe she wasn't allowed to have anything to say. >> i was very nervous because i cannot see my son's picture. >> donald trump poses a serious threat to our democracy. >> trump said on twitter that he was attacked by mr. khan and then asked "am i not allowed to respond?" coming up on the "today" show, an interview with khizr kahn
several people in brooklyn found their truck cabs burned completely. several of them were torched. the vehicles are owned by their drivers. they say the fire puts them out of business. >> i have family to support like everybody here. >> translator: we're in danger of not being able to feed our children. we're hard workers. we're not >> it's not the first time trucks have been torched in that area. at least 20 have been destroyed. >> on long island, officials want to find the person who shot a swan with darts. the injured bird was found near the kiwanis fishing bridge in the massapequa preserve. nassau county spca believes it was shot saturday night or sunday morning. the swan is doing okay. it was hit in the thicker part of the wing, and the darts were safely removed. the spca is offering a $5,000
searching for two burglars who made off with a bunny. you can see one of them carrying the cage. this happened last month. the two also took a bracelet and a passport from the apartment that had been left unlocked. there are four days to go until the opening ceremonies are held for the rio olympics. yesterday many members of team usa arrived so did 555 americans will compete in the summer games, this year there are 30 more women on the team than men. >> we know brazil is an amazing country for volleyball. we're excited to be here and experience it with them and hopefully with the fans and people of brazil. >> many of the american women's teams will be tough to beat, including beach volleyball and basketball. nbc 4 is your olympic
friday starting at 7:30 p.m. >> brazil is not too bad at soccer either. >> they have a few good athletes. up next, new concerns over food safety following a series of major recalls. we'll tell you how a local lawmaker wants to keep you from getting sick. and a horrific car crash caught on camera. how the driver made it out alive. and weather and traffic on the 4s coming up. you're watching "today in new
weather on this monday. showers and storms a possibility, especially later this afternoon and evening. everyone needs to bring the umbrellas to be on the safe side. finally leave the umbrellas at tomorrow tomorrow and later in the week. temperatures starting out in the 70s down at the jersey shore. rain in ocean county. 68 in toms river. 73 in point pleasant. 71 in keyport. temperatures are mild. it's mild, morning out there. you can see on the satellite and radar picture, not a lot going on in the city. no heavy rain. we've been tracking heavy rain just south of toms river. one cell moved out. that's good news. the next cell is pushing in behind it. showers moving in to red oak grove. could cause some localized ponding on the roadways. you do need the umbrellas.
today. hit or miss showers and storms. isolated thunderstorms around 3:00. still a chance around 7:00. temperature-wise, 70s to low 80s. below average. the humidity will be high. it will feel uncomfortable because of that. here is future tracker. tomorrow morning, one or two showers. not a lot going on. after 3:00, 4:00, more showers popping, especially north and west of new york city. maybe a few peeks of sunshine. around 9:00 tonight, more heavy rain continues in the hudson valley. overnight, more showers and storms. by tomorrow morning, a leftover shower or two. otherwise drying things out nicely. once we get to wednesday, we coast for a while. lots of sunshine threw the middle of the week. not as muggy. as we head towards the end of the week, upper 80s heading into the weekend. some will see 90s.
extended ten-day forecast. looking good wednesday through friday, then heat and humidity back for saturday with highs near 90s. let's see how the commute is going. >> a live look at the george washington bridge. there is a disabled truck out there blocking the right lane. you can see the flashing lights. delays into the tolls at about ten minutes. 20 minutes and holland tunnel. heading over to the belt parkway westbound, reports of an unauthorized tractor trailer out there block the right lane. so delays are building on the belt. we have an accident queens-bound on the whitestone bridge towards the edge of the span. now a disabled bus on the l.i.e. eastbound out by exit 23, main street. that's in the right lane. move your car today.
back to you. >> thank you. in florida, a man is recovering from a frightening car crash. look at video of this crash from saturday. the car flipped several times before landing on its roof. witnesses rushed in to help the driver who was pulled out of the car's sunroof. he needed to be airlifted to a local hospital. no other injuries were reported. a different type of crash sent several people to the hospital in utah. the rod injured three people including a woman and her son. she had a broken ankle and had to undergo leg wounds. her son was treated for a leg injury. >> senator charles schumer wants washington to act faster to keep you from getting
known to be contaminated. the ray sent recall of flour tainted with e. coli, he said that trouble was first noticed in december but the flour wasn't pulled until illnesses hit 21 states. >> the long and short of it is this, the minute there's smoke, the men they're made aware of a contamination, they should initiate recalls. no ands, ifs or buts. >> schumer points to an inspector general's report that suggests the fda is not acting quickly enough on food recalls. coming up next, see the death-defying jump that landed a and follow us on facebook and twitter, darlene4ny and michaelg4ny. you're watching "today in new
amazingly that 42-year-old walked away without a scratch. aikins has about 18,000 jumps before this. he has been preparing for this one for two years. >> crazy. >> made the mark there without -- >> he did it. all right. he's okay. the "today" show is coming up in a few minutes. speaking of daredevils, i have a question for savannah. did you get your second hole pierced in your ear over the weekend? >> i did. >> i saw that very pretty. >> first i did the picture, body piercing spa. people were like, what? >> yeah. >> it's like a rite of passage in the bronx growing up. >> i have had this double piercing since 16, but i thought it closed up. it was still there. i'm just reliving my teen years. should we talk about what's coming up on the show? >> please.
members of his own party over critical comments made by the parents of a fallen soldier. and with the opening ceremony just four days away, matt has made his way to brazil. is rio ready to open the world? we'll have matt's tour of the venue and the city's mayor speaking out. from here on the plaza, come on down, a monday concert from andy grammar. he knows how to put o come see us on a monday morning on "today." >> they say if you have a double pierced ear, you get right up front. >> because you get cool points. >> but you need the belly button piercing. >> not with this belly. not looking to draw attention. >> as matt likes to say, look at the time. we'll check in with raphael when we come back. >> you're watching "today in new
line. cable can't offer internet speeds this fast at a price this good. only fios can. now to that breaking news in brooklyn. two pedestrians were hit and killed by a driver. >> jen maxfield has the latest. >> reporter: we were speaking to friends of the victims, both men were fathers, they moved here from honduras to raise their families in the u.s. i'll show you what's happening here. police are still investigating.
that hit these two men and then ran away. the two victims, delmon maldonado, and israel turceos were walking home after going to the lumpera bar on fulton street. the driver of the acura was speeding, hit two parked cars and struck and killed those two men. he ran away. police are looking for him now. that's the latest from cypress hills, an attempted rape in a staten island church. they are looking for asuncion moran barrera. police say he followed a 21-year-old security guard into the ladies' room at our lady of mt. caramel. he grabbed her by the throat, pushed her to the float and unbuckled his pants but she was able to fight him off. happening today on long island, students who went to the
a transfer fair is being held on campus. long island university and five other institutions will be there to make the transition to their schools easier. today is the first day of the transfer fair. and fastrack service changes tonight on the "l" train. no trains between broadway junction between 10:30 p.m. at night and 5:00 a.m. every week night. the free shuttle buses will be fastrack. >> fastrack. >> speaking of fastrack, lauren. >> not this morning, but we have one change on the subways. for q commuters, delays on downtown q trains. in addition we have a disabled vehicle coming off the whitestone bridge heading to queens. that blocks the ramp to 14th avenue. we'll take a live look outside at the george washington bridge. you have about a 15-minute delay inbound. still have that disabled truck
now a disabled box truck on 495 eastbound by kennedy boulevard. 25-minute wait at the lincoln tunnel and the holland tunnel. >> what's happening, raphael? >> it may rain at any time today. it's a moist, unstable atmosphere. when we get that heavy rain going, we could see flooding. a flash flood watch in effect for much of northern and northwest new jersey until 11:00 tonigh the south down in ocean county. a couple of pesky thunderstorms just south of toms river. these storms may cause flooding over the next hour or so. watch out for ponding on the roadways. best chance for rain later this afternoon and evening, especially north and west of new york city. a high temperature of 80. tomorrow, couple of showers possible. drying out by tomorrow afternoon. wednesday looks great. >> thank you very much.
updates every 30 minutes throughout the morning. the "today" show is coming up next. >> that's what's happening "today in new york." good morning. flashpoint. the battle between donald trump and the parents of a fallen muslim american soldier escalates. the family not letting up. trump doubling down and now hillary clinton is weighing in. >> are. i don't know where the bottom is. >> this morning we'll speak to mr. and mrs. khan about what it's like to be in the middle of a political firestorm. human chain. dramatic video of a driver being rescued from raging floodwaters. six inches of rain in two hours leading to don't devastation in a baltimore suburb.