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coun good mocolumbia. thanks foroing us. i'm eric weisfeld. and i'm rochelle dean. we're live from main and gervais. the time's now 5:00. if you're heading outside this morning... you're going to want to grab a rain jacket and bundle before you step out the door... yeah there's some cold rain to start off this friday... and it looks like it may be here to stay... with more... lets turn things over to meteorologist jonathan
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the day. 33 we want to ve you au head out and out mthning. news. tare no trouble spots to rort on the roads in ord the capil city. of course, with the
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change. thugho the mni d an keep you updated for you rng commute. a-b-c columbia wants to help jumpstart your day. we have a quick rundown of your top mornin wg with our team coverage of this winter weather. we're tracking winter storm jonas. residents along the east coast are bracing for some nasty winter weather heading our way. states ohave already been declared in five states. now here in south carolina... we won't be bearing the brunt of the storm. but as jonathan said... we'll be seeing rain here in the capital city... possibly even some snow by the weekend. our jennifer ready is in winnsboro... in fairfield county... where they're
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rain... and has pd uate on 33 thanks jennifer. and she'll be out there throughout the morning... giving us updates throughout the show... as you head out to start
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also out of fairfield county... all schools and officers in the fairfield county school district are closed.... due to the potential of freezing rain. some state government offices will be also be closed today in preparation for the inclement weather. according to the emergency management division... offices in lancaster and spartanburg counties will be closed. in florence and darlington counties... state offices will operate on a two hour delay. we will continue to track closings as they come in to our newsroom... you can also visit our website... a-b-c columbia dot com. the south carolina emergency management division activated at fo this orning... and is nitong the cdion of thste m. these winter weather coitions could make your morning commute a lile more dangerous. officials with theouth carolina department of public safety are advising residents to stay home and avoid any unnecessary travel. but officals are offering some advice should
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roads. hi motosts to reporan dangerou they m ti while on the road. just dial star-4-7. of course this wintery weather comes with some cold temperatures. it can be tempting to step outside a bit earlier to warm up your car.... while you finish your morning routine. but local law enforcement is advising against that idea. officials say it could open the door for thieves who want to steal your car. deputies say since last friday... eight cars have been stolen in richland county. they say if you must leave your car idling... have a remote start installed. that will require a key be in the ignition before it can be put into drive.... making it harder for thieves to steal. from the roadways to the airways... many travel plans are coming to a screeching halt. more than four- thousand flights for today and tomorrow have already been scrapped.... because of this
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airlines, southwest, jet blue and several other airlines cancelling hundreds of flights in and out of charlotte today. american sent passengers an email offering free flight changes, creating a rush. those airlines hope to resume flights tomorrow. delta and united airlines plan to continue operating limited flights in the afternoon. of course... count on a-b-c columbia to bring you the latest on this winter storm. you can find updates on air... and online.... at a-b-c columbia dot come. be sure to follow us on our twitter and facebook page... and download our mobile app. still to come... our coverage of the winter storm will continue. we're also taking a look at some of the other stories making headlines this morning.a cold and rainy start to your friday.colder air and maybe even some wintry weather heading this way today.
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and gervais. jonathan 33 will be tracking the winter all morning. r now, we're going to taka e neadn the mids ave update the 12-missing marines off the coast of hawaii. the marine corps has now changed their status to "deceased" after failing to find any sign of the missing marines... despite days of searching. among the marines... 22-year old sergeant jeffrey sempler of woodruff, south carolina. the marines have been missing since last thursday... when their two military helicopters crashed into each other thursday over the waters of oahu. back here at home... the winter weather isn't the only thing causing a traffic nightmare in eastover. residents there are still dealing with the repercussions of the one thousand year flood. earlier this week...
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secondary roads in eastover were closed simultaneously. officials say several of the clures are under ntract r while t rheoads dad by dam brch may take some time. aside fr 33 roads across dams officials expect all the roads in richland county to be back up and running by mid-summer. it looks like mother nature is a panther fan... with this winter weather making its way out just in time for sunday's game. our mike gillespie has more on the
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sports minute to win it. 33 still to come... a potentially historic winter storm... taking aim at the east coast. we'll have the latest on winter storm jonas.a
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gervais. the effects of this nasty winter weather. our jennifer ready is in fairfield county... where they're expecting some freezing rain... she has an update on the conditions there. 33 thanks jennifer. we'll beurto back a little later to see how things
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five states declared states of emergency. for the latest on the winter
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barguirena 33 st ill to come... it may be hard to get your pets to go outside this morning. but we have a little guy looking to find a warm pla t home a cold and rainy start to your friday.colder
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and gervais. good outside this morning... you're going to want to grab a rain jacket and bundle before you step out the door... yeye there's some cold rain to start off this friday... and it looks like it may be here to stay... with more... lets turn things over to meteorologist jonathan
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the day. 33 we want to give you a quick
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and about this morning. and good news... there are no trouble spots to report on the roads in orround the capital city. of course, with the winter weather... that could change. we'll be sure to keep 33 an eye out on the roads throughout the morning and keep you updated for your morning commute a-b-c columbia wants to help youou jump start your day. we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. we're starting with our team coverage of this winter weather. we're tracking winter storm jonas. residents along the east coast are bracing for some nasty winter weather heading our way. states of emergency have already been declared in five states. now here in south carolili... we won't be bearing the brunt of the storm. but as jonathan said... we'll be seeing rain here in the capital city... possibly even some snow by the weekend. our jennifer ready is in fairfield county... where they're expecting some freezing rain... and has an
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33 thanks jennifer. and she'll be out there throughout the morning... giving us updates throughout the show... as you head out to start what's sure to be a messy day. also out of fairfield county... all schools and officers in the fairfield county school district are closed.... due to the potential of freezing rain. and new this morning... out of kershaw county there will be a two hour delay for north central area schools today. that includes... baron debalk, bethune, midway and mount pisgah elementary... and north central middle and high school. all other kershaw county schools and offices will be open on a normal schedule. some state government offices will be also be closed today in preparation for the inclement weather. according to the emergency management division... offices in lancaster and spartanburg counties... and now, in greenville... will be closed. in florence and darlington counties... state offices will operate on a two hour delay. we will continue to track
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visit our website... a-b-c columbia dot com. here in the midlands... so far... it's still business as usual. officials with the south carolina highway patrol are warning residents to avoid any unnecessary travel. but should you have to hit those roadways... the south carolina department of transportation is working to make sure you stay safe. crews have already pre-treated many roads across the state.... with salt and calcium chloride... to prevent and melt ice. the d-o-t says they've been preparing for winter weather conditions for months. the d-o-t 33 will have scouts out checking road conditions throughout the weekend. in addition the south carolina emergency management division activated at four this morning... and is monitoring the condition of the storm. we have crews there now... working to bring you any updates on storm preparation. on a day
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best to avoid the roads... and stay inside if you can. that's right. but richland county officials are suggesting before you batten down the hatches at your home... to make sure you're prepared with a winter weather kit. officials with the s-c-e-m-d suggest having these items on hand: -a flashlight with extra batteries -a battery powered radio -extra food and water -extra medication and first aid supplies. stocking-up on essentials is a must... just in case of power outages. and as we 33 make preparations for the winter weather... it's important to note that some still need shelter from the storm. just a reminder, if you or someone you know is in need of shelter... the oliver gospel mission will have an additional 32-mats available... when the temperature drops below 40-degrees. that's located on taylor street.
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inclement weather center... when the temperatures drop below 40 degrees. that shelter is located just off of calhoun street. they're also looking for volunteers this morning. be sure to visit transitions-s-c-dot-org for more information on how you can get involved. of course... count on a-b-c columbia to bring you the latest on this winter storm. you can find updates on air... and online.... at a-b-c columbia dot come. be sure to follow us on our twitter and facebook page... and download our mobile app. still to come... we're tracking winter storm jonas. we're taking another live
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fairing here in the midlands. 33 we're taking good morning. topping "america's money" -- a huge car seat recall. >> recalling more than 71,000 infant car seitz because the handles can break. >> the travel system made through october 2014 and july of last jeer. experts are predicting an unusual trend in the wine business, saying for the first time in more than 20 years, consumption is going down.
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33 a closer look at what's falling from the sky... and what we could see later this weekend. and that snowfall didn't get its name "winter nder la ta a look at this up-close view of a nowflake. otprofesr.so.. michael peres... took this photo ofa snowflake under a microscope in rochester, new york. of se 33 you've been busy all morning tracking the storm. while we're dodging a blizzard here... other parts of the east coast aren't so lucky. that's right. other parts of the nation could see up to two feet of snow... still... we want to let you
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as you head out this morning. you head out this morning. we're checking back with jennifer for the latest conditions in winnsboro. 33 thanks jennifer. and she'll be out there throughout the morning... giving us updates throughout the show... as you head out to start what's sure to be a messy day. still to come... our coverage of the winter storm will continue. we're also taking a look at some of the other
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33 have their hands full at america's airports when it comes to finding guns... the t-s-a says more than 26- hundred guns were found in carry-on luggage last year. more than 82 percent of those weapons were loaded. airports in dallas, atlanta, houston, denver and phoenix saw the most confiscated guns last year. weapons are allowed on checked bags, as long as they are unloaded and passengers inform the airline. sriracha fans tired of lugging around a clunky bottle of the hot chili sauce now have reason to rejoice. new single-serving packet of the spicy "rooster" condiment is now available. sriracha has gained a foodie cult following since it was first introduced in the u-s in 19-80. one fan's reaction to the new "on the go" packets... "my life is now complete" and for you
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for a treat this morning... a new flavor of oreo cookie is hitting shelves... and it's already having fans rejoicing on social media. it's a "nabisco's cinnamon-bun" flavored oreo cookie. and the oreo company says it will also be releasing a red velvet" oreo flavor just in time for valentine's day. looks like a celebrity couple is rekindling their love... eric what can you tell us... miley cyrus is engaged to australian actor, liam hemsworth... again you may remember... the pair appeared together in the 20-10 film "the last song" and got engaged in 20-12. the wedding was called off in late 2013. but now they're engagement is back on. cyrus was spotted wearing her engagement ring again over the past week. a source close to the 23-year-old singer told people magazine - quote... "miley is beyond happy." it's a big honor for rapper and actor l-l cool j... the n-c-i- s... los angeles star, now has his very own star on the
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it's his first... in the category of "recording." after getting a hug from actor chris o'donnell and posing for a selfie with russell simmons... he was quick to thank his fans, and family. and comedian and actress, amy schumer, is defending herself after recent accusations that some of her jokes may have been plagiarized. a video circulating online compares schumer's jokes with clips of other comedians making similar jokes. schumer says she's never seen the material from other comedians that she's being compared to. the 34-year old tweeted...."on my life, i have never and would never steal a joke." shehelso said she would take a polygraph test. still to come... more on this winter weather... and a live look from our jennifer ready in farfield county... a cold and rainy start to your friday.colder air and maybe even some wintry weather heading this way today.details
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gervais. 33 of course, jonathan's been busy all morning tracking winter storm jonas. and our team coverage continues. our jennifer ready is out in fairfield county... with another check on the
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33 thanks jennifer. we'll have much more out of fairfield county... coming up in the next hour of good morning columbia. that's all the time that we have for the first hour of good morning columbia. but we're coming
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from main and gervais. good morning, columbia. today is friday, january 22. residents along the east coast are bracing for a potentially historic winter storm. from safety tips to storm prarepations, we're bringing you team coverage as we track the storm d anbrinyothe test on the conditions here in the midlands as you get ready to wrap up the work week. "good morning, columbia" starts right now. captioning provided by caption associates, llc www.captionassociates.com. eric: good morning, columbia. thanks for waking up with us on a friday. i'm eric weisfeld. >> rochelle: and i'm rochelle dean. we're live from main and gervais. the time's now 6:00. >> eric: if you are heading outside you want to grab a raincoat, maybe bundle up before
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>> rochelle: because there is cold weather and wet weather that will greet you as soon as you open the door and get the little ones on the bus. for more, let's turn things over to jonathan. >> jonathan: good morning. we are looking at a cold rain for us in the downtown area but areas to the north things getting a little dicier. we are watching the frozen line of precipitation making its way to the south. you can get a feel for what we are dealing with and why we are seeing the precipitation we are seeing. temperatures close to 40 in downtown, columbia, orangeburg all around 39, 40. but to the north 34 in winnsboro, you see the cold line
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kershaw county toward darlington seeing that freezing line rain move further to the south from north carolina. because of that wind right now we are seeing out of the north, that is pooling that cool air southward and that will change couple hours. we started out with a cold rain. here's your low pressure system, here's your high, this is why we north. we are seeing rain and tornado watches to the south of the line but the winter stuff for us is mainly steady rain for us downtown. here's all the snow we are looking at over north carolina. pretty snow snario ritgh now. notice the pink starting to paexnd and that is expected as the heavy rain falls, it cools the atmosphere, because of that, at w you rainfreeziain.we will watch this line throughout the morning and let you know whato t expect but especially i you are traveling to the north, expect slick conditions. for us right now just a cold
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e r us as you head out for the morning commute. >> eric: keeping an eye on the sky and roadways. we want to give you a quick traffic update as you head out d ant this morning. >> rochelle: good news, no trouble spots to report, but with the winter weather, that could change and we will pass it along to you. as always, abc columbia wants to help you jump start your day. >> eric: we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. we're starting with our team cove othis wter athe we're tracking thetestr orm winter sto jonas. residents along the east coast are bracing for some nasty winter weather heading our way. >> rochelle: states of emergency have already been declared in five states. now he but as jonathan said, we'll be seeing rain here in the capitalso sbyme e d. r nner ready is inwinnsboro in fairfield county and remains tre where they do
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has an update on the road conditions. jennifer joins us live. what can you tell? >> we are continuing to see rain and the wind is picking up but, again, we are not seeing any of the freezing raintloutot o -d.o. oicials sdaiyheea ng the roa anl continue to dso wo a remindingou if you do go out on e roadways these e xt 24 hours to be extra mindful of the conditions. also don't drive distracts had and be aware of the wet spots on the road although they may appear to be just a puddle there is a chance for black ice. they are reminding you to be extra cautious and if you don't need to be on the roads in the next 24 hours, they are advising
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decrease speed in case you need to brake. we will continue to be here with any latest updates. jennifer ready, back to you guys. >> rochelle: thanks, jennifer. and she'll be out there throughout the morning giving us updates throughout the show as you head out to start what's sure to be a messy day. rochelle: also out of fairfield county, all schools and officers in the fairfield county school district are closed due to the potential of freezing rain. and new this morning out of kershaw county there will be a two hour delay for north central area schools today. that includes baron debalk, bethune, midway and mount pisgah elementary and north central middle and high school. all other kershaw county schools and offices will be open on a normalche.ul >> eric: winter weather conditions could make your morning commute more dangerous. officials with the south carolina department of public
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home a avoid any unnecessary travel but they are offering advice should find yourself on the road ruce your speed, go ahead and rntu your cruise conyo or spin t ouwith icego, aheadioand let oof testeer where ever y go. >> eric: south carinola ghhiway patrol is also asking motorists to report any dangerous conditions they might notice while on the road. just dial 47. of course this wintery weather comes with some cold temperatures. it can be tempting to step outside a bit earlier to warm up your car while you finish your but local law enforcement is advising against that idea. >> rochelle: i find myself guilty of it sometimes as well. door for thieves who want to deputies say since last friday eight cars have been stolen in richland county. they say if you must leave your car idling, have a remote start installed. that will require a key be in the ignition before it can be
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for thieves to steal. rochelle: from the roadways to the airways, many travel plans are coming to a screeching halt. more than 4,000 flights for today and tomorrow have already been scrapped because of this winter storm. american airlines, southwest, jet blue and several other airlines cancelling hundreds of flights in and out of charlotte today. american sent passengers an email offering free flight changes, creating a rush. those airlines hope to resume flights tomorrow. delta and united airlines plan to continue operating limited flights in the afternoon. of course, count on abc columbia to bring you the latest on this winter storm. you can find updates on air and online at abccolumbia.com. be sure to follow us on our twitter and facebook page and download our mobile app. eric: still to come, our coverage of the winter storm will continue. >> rochelle: we're also taking a look at some of the other stories making headlines this morning. >> jonathan: and continuing with the cold and rainj start to your
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metro area. colder air coming in from the north, we could see wintry weather.
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main and gervais. >> jonathan: just about 6:10 on friday morning, looking like a cold rain for most of us. but the line of shifting over to a colder air mass is starting to change over to the counties to the north. we'll keep an eye on the line,
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of rain, it will be after 8:00 and before lunchtime. that could change, 10 to 20 mile a hour shift in the low pressure system to change how much cold air we get and how much rain we get. it all matching that up. i don't expect a lot of ice downtown but areas to the north could be a different story. you really have to go into north carolina to see the higher impact for the storm. >> eric: it could change at a moment so jonathan will be tracking the winter storm. >> rochelle: right now, we're going to take a quick look at some of the other stories that are making headlines here in the midlands. we have an update on the 12 missing marines off the coast of hawaii. the marine corps has now changed their status to "deceased" after failing to find any sign of the missing marines despite days of searching. among the marines, 22-year-old sergeant jeffrey sempler of woodruff, south carolina. the marines have been missing since last thursday when their two military helicopters crashed into each other thursday over
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eric: back here at home, the winter weather isn't the only thing causing a traffic nightmare in eastover. >> rochelle: residents there are still dealing with the repercussions of the 1,000 year flood. earlier this week several main thoroughfares and secondary roads in eastover were closed simultaneously. officials say several of the closures are under contract for repair while the roads damaged by dam breaches may take some time. >> there are roads across dams and the responsibility of thed.o.t. foaorac isust for the adeldt thdam and if the dam s breach iedts reallthe spli oe owthr of me akrepairs. >>helle: aside froros ac dams, officials expt all the roads in richland county to be back up and running by mid-summer. rochelle: it looks like mother nature is a panther fan with this winter weather making its way out just in time for
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more on the match-up and much more in your sports minute to win it. >> those guys are here for a reason, we're here for a reason, it will be a good day. >> the panthers is two days away from the playoff. panthers head coach ron rivera saying the key to slowing down the cards is slowing down that guy. >> we have to be physical with him and use our technique. if you have leverage, you have to be on the outside. if he's on the inside, you have to be inside. understanding and doing the techniques more than anything else. a lot of the things we do you can get help and that's important. >> finally in women's basketball action the gamecocks stay undefeated with a 74-58 win over auburn thursday night. that will do it for your sports
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i'm mike gillespie. eric: still to come, a potentially historic winter storm taking aim at the east coast. >> rochelle: we'll have the latest on winter storm jonas. >> jonathan: updating you here, 6:15, we're still looking at a cold rain for friday but colder air is sinking to the south which could change things a lot especially for our northern counties. i will let you know what to expect coming up next.
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main and gervais.33 back. the time is now...
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>> eric: welcome back, the time is now 6:17. we're taking a buy-out of your morning menu sponsored by bojangles. >> eric: we have jennifer ready outside. >> we are not seeing any freezing rain quite yet. meteorologist jonathan kennedy says freezing rain is approaching fairfield county. we will keep you updated in fairfield county throughout the next half hour.
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guys. >> rochelle: jennifer, stay safe out there, seeing the wind conditions starting to pick up, we'll check back in with jennifer later on in the show to see how things are looking out in winnsboro. for the latest on the winter storm here's abc's karla barguirena. >> lines to get in and lines to check out and stores try to keep up with the demand. >> d.c. is not ready for this kind of weather. >> the same scene at the trader joe's in the nation's capital. forced to limit customers to 10 at a time. shelves of water are now
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are disappearing as fast. >> we're down to the last of them which is three or four. >> also preparing the federal government which announced it would be closing at noon today ahead of the epic storm. d.c.'s transportation including rail and bus will be closing too. >> we're seeing everything lineup for a major snow system affecting 50 million people. >> at reagan international airport deicers on stand bias they offer to rebook flights. one last stop before the snow arrives. >> i already hit the grocery store, but honestly, when we're being truthful, most important thing is wine and whiskey. >> no doubt washington will be
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snow expected to fall. a major emergency has been declared there. five other states have followed suit. karla barguirena, abc news, waington.> rochelle: stilto come, it may bed to gt your pets to go outsi this moing. >> eric: but we' got a little guy looking to find a warm pla to call home this morning. >> jonathan: we're looking at a cold and s cit wh ie n. wee he advicary to t north and winter weather advisory. i'll let you know the full forecast in a few minutes. hey there, in today's "techbytes," google is stepping
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>> eric: welcome back. so, are you thinking about adopting a dog but not sure about the commitment yet, if that's the case, fostering a pet would be a great idea and now is a great time to do it. elizabeth childers is joining us, this is slash. >> yes, he's a 16 wkee old hound mix, he's one of a litter of four, two have been adopted. he and his brother dino need a loving home.
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puppy to take home with you. we were talking about fostering, you said because of the flooding you had aot of fosters and now things are dying down and we need people to foster. >> yes, we need that help from the community, the crisis is never over for us, it won't be over until the midlands is completely no kill, so we need as much help from the community as possible. if you don't think you are ready for a full-time pet but you want to help out or want sweet kisses like this, you can foster and that means just a taboo or three time commitment on your behalf. -- just a two or three time commitment on your behalf. we will provide the food, training, medical, we will be your support through the whole thing, we just need your help to get the animals out of the shelters, out of our facility so
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even more out of the municipal shelters. >> eric: that's the goal, if somebody thinks they wants to be a foster parent to one of these guys like slash, what do they need to do? >> we have an application on our page, if you want information on what the program entails or give us a call, our number is 465-9150, and we will talk you through the whole process and let you know what everything is involved. >> eric: all ages are available? >> yes, right now we are in desperate need of puppy fosters. they can be a handful but they are so sweet. but we need adult dog fosters as well. just give us a call. >> eric: two or three week commitment is all you need or make it a life long commitment. look at those eyes. slash is saying, please, please
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keep it right here. eric: good morning, columbia.
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with us starting your day at 6:31. i'm eric weisfeld. >> rochelle: and i'm rochelle dean. we're live from main and gervais. the time right now is 6:31. >> eric: if you are heading out you need your raincoat. it's cold and rainy. >> rochelle: but at least it's iday so y y can stay in nor the rest of the weekend, we just have to get there. for more what you will encounter, let's turn things over to jonathan kennedy. good morning. >> jonathan: good morning. waking up with a cold rain for most of the midlands but we are seeing a shift especially in the northern cones as we slide up 77 or u.s. 1 depending which way you are going. temperatures, i have them super imposed over the radar so you can see why we are seeing what we are seige. 32 downtown is way too warm for
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to be closer to that so see sleet and way too warm for snow. in winnsboro, camden, we are not getting a temperature readout so that's not helping us out too much but we are starting to see the pink much down. as you see that's the freezing rain and just barely the northern parts of lee county and kershaw county. we are seeing a skew to the east in parts of darlington county as well and northern counties in the p. d.. we are watching that cooler air coming in from the north, especially in the lower level, that will under cut the rain. more rain on the way but we will probably see a little dry spot in the system as well. that low will be kicking up a lot of things, notice the heavy rain along the atlantic corridor and that will be moving to the east and northeast. all snow for north carolina at the moment shifting to a
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the border of north carolina and south carolina. as for us in the surrounding counties, mainly a rain situation, a cold rain but not freezing rain. so if you are heading outright now, don't expect to see anything frozen on the roadways but it will be slick. we're seeing hefty rain, steady rain and we could see things change into a wintry situation, but as of right now just a cold rain. eric: we want to give you a quick traffic update as you head out and about this morning. >> rochelle: here are some trouble spots th you might encounter. the south carolina highway patrol is assisting a motorist on i-77. >> eric: that's on the southbound lanes. we'll keep our eyes on the roads and keep you updated. rochelle: as always, abc columbia wants to help you jump start your day. >> eric: we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. we're starting with our team coverage of this winter weather. we're tracking the winter storm winter storm jonas. residents along the east coast are bracing for some nasty winter weather heading our way. >> rochelle: states of emergency have already been declared in five states.
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won't be bearing the brunt of the storm. but as jonathan said, we'll be seeing rain here in the capital city, possibly even some snow by the weekend. yeah, we're talking about the "s" word. our jennifer ready is in winnsboro in fairfield county where they're expecting some freezing rain and has an update on the conditions there. >> good morning, eric and rochelle. we are continuing to see the rain in fairfield county. it cues seem to be picking up and we are seeing the wind continue to get stronger as the timings on. again, we are expected to get the freezing rain here in fairfield county later this afternoon or early as this morning according to meteorologist jonathan kennedy. sc-d.o.t. officials have been out here working on 12-hour shift. they will continue to do so until tomorrow afternoon. officials are urging you if you
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in the next 24 hours, don't. be mindful of the road conditions, if you see a wet spot, it might not just be a puddle of water, it could be black ice. monitor your speed, watch out for any slippery spots, don't brake suddenly if you don't have to and don't follow a car too closely. we will continue to keep you updated on the conditions in fairfield in the next half hour. jennifer ready, back to you guys. >> rochelle: thanks, jennifer. get back here safely. you can see the trucks working behind her, she will be out there this morning and giving us updates as the show continues and as you head out for what is sure to be a messy day. rochelle: also out of fairfield county, all schools and officers in the fairfield county school district are closed due to the potential of freezing rain. and out of kershaw county there will be a two hour delay for north central area schools today. that includes baron debalk,
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elementary and north central middle and high school. all other kershaw county schools and offices will be open on a normal schedule. eric: here in the midlands so far it's still business asusual. officials with the south carolina highway patrol are warning residents to avoid any unnecessary travel. but should you have to hit those road ways the south carolina department of transportation is working to make sure you stay safe. crews have already pretreated many roads across the state with salt and calcium chloride to prevent and melt ice. the d.o.t. says they've been preparing for winter weather conditions for months. >> pay attention to the updates, if there are any safety precautions, please heed those warnings, take action when we ask you to do so. >> eric: they also suggest you are prepared with a winter weather kit.
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but richland county officials are suggesting before you batten down the hatches at your home to make sure you're prepared with a winter weather kit. officials with the scemd suggest having these items on hand: a flashlight with extra batteries, a battery-powered radio, extra food and water, extra medication and first aid supplies, stocking up on esseseials is a must just in case of power outages. and as we make preparations for the winter weather, it's important to note that some still need shelter from the storm in the midlands. just a reminder, if you or someone you know is in need of shelter, the oliver gospel mission will have an additional 32 mats available when the temperature drops below 40 degrees. that's located on taylor street. transitions also operates an inclement weather center when the temperatures drop below 40 degrees. that shelter is located just off of calhoun street. of course, count on abc columbia to bring you the latest on this winter storm. you can find updates on air and online at abccolumbia.com. be sure to follow us on our twitter and facebook page and download our mobile app. eric: still to come, it's not the end to the work week you may have had in mind, but
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weekend. >> rochelle: we're talking big ps box offices and e eing a cold week by grabbing a coldone. >> jonathan: and right now we're looking at cold temperatures but not necessarily cold enough to see the wintry weather yet, but temperatures are cooling down. i'll tell what you to expect for the rest of your friday and weekend coming up next.
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main and gervais. >> jonathan: and just a little after 6:40 on your friday morning waking up with a cold rain in the columbia metro area. slide to the north, that's when things get diesy for us. we see the freezing line coming to the south, if you are going up u.s. 1 from camden, you probably will encounter freezing
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seeing a skew to the east with the freezing rain to the south but not as much on this side. we have the northerly component of the wind and southerly component coming together. cool air coming in from the north but right now just a cold rain for us and likely to see a little break in the action, certainly looks like a rainy friday forecast, as of right now in columbia, just a rainy forecast. >> rochelle: thanks, jonathan. switching gears, tigers elephants, acrobats, and clowns are back as the ringling brothers and barnum bailey circus presents "circus extreme." yesterday was opening night at colonial life arena and if you missed last night's showing, don't worry, you still have a chance to take in all the fun. shows are running today, saturday and sunday. tickets are on sale at colinal life arena or you can always go on ticketmaster.com. and you have a chance to step on the beer's finest. it is the 8th annual beer
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it's tomorrow starting at noon and running unt 4:00 p.m. there's even a silent disco for you to get your groove on. tickets are on sale and will set you back $40 and $50 at the door. but if you want to stay inside, what is on at the movie? >> eric: it's a perfect time. kevin hart and leonardo dicaprio will have to make spice for new movies. >> one in three of these girls have herpes even if you can't see it. that doesn't happen. >> they head to florida for
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they don't see it moving into top two spots but it could send it past "star wars" for third. >> they could be anywhere. >> you can't trust anyone anymore. >> the others took my brother and i'm going to go get them. >> she battles alien invasion in the fifth wave based on the young adult novel. it's eected to battle with "the boy" starting a nanny who discovers her new charge is a life-sized doll that could actually be alive. >> you will be good to him, won't you? >> in hollywood, i'm david daniel. eric: still to come, we have more on the winter weather. and a live look with our jennifer ready in farfield county.
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main and gervais. >> jonathan: we continue to track this winter storm as it moves through south carolina and north carolina, we are seeing a lot more of the snow to the north butt starting to see a change over from nonfrozen to semi frozen, the pink line, that's your freezing line. we are seeing it expand along the north carolina border and
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for us it looks like a cold in charlotte. we are seeing good snow fall rate in those areas, but for us nothing frozen on the roadways but it will be slick. we are seeing light fog and some steady rain. >> eric: you have been tracking this all morning long. while we're dodging a blizzard here, other parts of the country aren't as lucky. >> jonathan: that's right. other parts of the nation could see up to two feet of snow. especially if you are on the other side of the corridor and d.c. is expected to be pounded. we may be seeing freezing rain that will be an evolving issue through the day but we have boots on the ground, we will check in with jennifer ready for our latest conditions to our north. >> we are continuing to see the rain in fairfield county but again we are not seeing any of the freezing rain yet. show you a little of what we are
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if i rub my hand on metal, you see it's rain, no ice on it. but with the freezing rain advisory in the next couple hours officials are reminding you to be extra cautious, don't speed and to be mindful of those road conditions without any distractions. from fairfield county, jennifer ready, back to you guys. >> thank you, jennifer. and she'll be out there throughout the morning giving us updates throughout the show as you head out to start what's sure to be a messy day. getting messy eras the day goes eric: still to come, do you want to build a snowman? we're talking "warm hugs" everyone's favorite frozen character on one cold day. we hope you stay with us.
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gervais. >> jonathan: just a few minutes before 7:00, continuing to track this winter storm as it makes its way through the carolinas. for us we are looking at a rainy set up, we were seeing it early this morning, seeing the freezing airline to be thicker, that's expected to expand. this is 8:00 so a hour from now, you can see a much thicker line of pink sink go through the northern edge of columbia.
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i think we will likely see some freezing mix at times, temperatures are continuing to cool down. this could change the thermal dynamics in this system are so small scale, any little difference can make a change in what we are seeing. this is evolving through the day, the rate of rain fall could change what we are seeing. we will keep our eye on this throughout the day, let you know what to expect. as of right now looks like we will be on the lower end as it moves up the coast. eric: do you want to build a snowman? a father and daughter in minnesota is taking on that challenge and you may recognize their creation from a popular disney movie. >> rochelle: that's right, a ant olaf from disney's "frozen" movie is towering 12 to 13 feet tall. kch iou samantha and her dad, ff,t most an entire day last bweowsnman. it waving to those who pass by grand rapids the girl and her dad say they have been building giant snowmen for years and they try to top
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>> eric: looks le i>> rochee: close to 13-feet tall? i couldn't do a couple inches. >> eric: so we will leave it to themem >> rochelle: my snowmen are terrible. eric: still to come, we're our jennifer ready. more on the winter weather coming our way. >> jonathan: we are still tracking the winter weather, frozen advisory is in effect. i will let you know what to
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of the weekend coming up next. >> jonathan: good friday morning, of course we've been tracking this weather system as it is moving into the southeast. especially for us in carolina seeing high impact in north carolina. that impact will inco air weo toughouthe day we willll coolff. cold rain for us inhe columbia metro area. even northern parts of kershaw county, further to the north a lot more of the snow. this system could evolve but right now a lot of rain for us and a chance for freezing rain but certainly on the lower end of the impact scale compared to what our neighbors will see to the north. >> eric: all right. jonathan has been busy all morning tracking winter storm jonas. >> rochelle: and our team coverage continues. our jennifer ready is out in fairfield county with a last check on the conditions out on
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good morning. [no audio]. >> just in case there are slippery roadways, we will keep you updated at abccolumbia.com. >> rochelle: thanks, jennifer. we'll have much more on the winter storm coming up on the news at 12:30 on winter storm jonas. >> eric: of course, count on abc columbia to bring you the latest on this winter storm. you can find updates on air and online at abccolumbia.com. be sure to follow us on our twitter and facebook page and download our mobile app. >> rochelle: that's right, conditions change. stay tuned and we will update you. we will be online and have updates for you the.re >> eric: we will see you back at 12:30, be safe out there.
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