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mirrors and warmer air. the calm is before the holiday storm. double scan radar shows an enormous amount of moisture coming our way from the south. it's going to make for a very wet christmas eve day. meteorologist, melissa magee is at the big board. what is the latest from accuweather? >> we are tracking it from the north and sor south direction. you seed the leading edge of that precipitation over the ohio valley. south of our nation's capitol. there is more moisture to come. area over the northern sections of mississippi you see the moisture streaming in from the gulf of mexico. it works in as early as tomorrow morning. we are showing you the arrival of the rain as we press forward. rounds of heavy rainfall pressing into the delaware and lehigh valleys. you have at moisture to contend
with. visibility is a concern. expect the visibility we are down to 2.7 miles. slow travel concerns down to .7 in millville. things will mix out. we get breezy conditions in the afternoon hours. visibility will ease in the afternoon. we are calling for three-quarters of an inch to half an inch of rainfall. it's pounding on the roads. 60s on the way for christmas eve. thank you, melissa. looking live at the airport. dozens of flights were scrapped today. delays were because of wet weather and low clouds. today was a mild preview of the rain to come. they will not be alone in the skies. triple-a predicts that 70,000
from the philadelphia area. that is a slight increase over last year. the passengers are to make sure that they pake their patience. >> pack their patience. >> the flights are delayed and kids are concerned to get down on time. we ares much as we can. >> it's 5% higher than last year that are traveling by car. they are getting a gift the gas prices in lower levels in the last 5 years. and traveling to date from january 4th, it will be an all-time record. if you are hitting the roads and waiting for a loved one to
get in on a flight. we have updates on the rainstorm and traffic and airport delays. the same system caused violent results down south. four people were killed by tornadoes in mississippi with several more injured. the worst damages of in the city of columbia. another twister touched down in louisiana, ripping off roofs and downing trees and power lines but not claiming any lives. breaking news at this hour george h.w. bush has been admitted to a houston hospital. the 90-year-old experienced shortness of breath tonight. he will be monitored at houston methodist hospital as a precaution. he spent two months at the same
hospital for bronchitis. no morere released at this hour. a driver was distracted by a shooting moving vehicle. it happened on3r 3rd street. inside of the vehicle they found two economy automatic handguns. they have not found any victim of the earlier gunfire. it was hit-and-run tragedy on state road in the homesburg section of philadelphia a woman was hit at 5:15. she died later in the evening. sharrie williams is live near the scene of the accident tonight. sharrie? >> and jim, one witness
described what she saw as traumatizing. it happened right here behind me in the 8100 block of state road. many people came to her aid, many people expect the driver that struck her. >> whoever the driver was knew that they hit her. she could, you heard the impact. >>reporter:linda headed home after work. it was rush-hour, 5:18 in the afternoon when a woman attempted to cross state road. she made it to the center dividing lane that is as far as she got. >> she was struck by a tow truck. >>reporter:the driver of the tow truck never stopped. >> i saw her walk up to the centrcenter line. she was gone. her cell phone and purse hit my car. >>reporter:alfonsi parked her
suv and got out to where the woman landed. >> it was 50 or 100 feet away. i don't know how anyone could do that. one minute they are there and gone. he took off. he didn't stop. like, didn't, he is u ease up os or nothing. >>reporter:the driver of the hit-and-run tow truck did not stop b. >> i hope that they find him. he did an injustice to that poor woman. >>reporter:when they got up to the woman she was still alive. she was taken to the hospital. that is where they died.
she is 33 and a resident of philadelphia. they do have her name. they are not releasing it as of yet. the tow truck driver was on state road. there were businesses that captured him en route. they hope to track the driver home. we are live in philadelphia, sharrie williams "channel~6 action news." thank you, sharrie. this was the scene december 4th when ke'asya gray was struck and killed. gina marie bennett was driving drunk when she hit the teenager and did not stop. this was bennett's vehicle after the accident. they received a tip from an auto body shop. >> iris gibney of pottstown is
convicted of having sex with a 17-year-old boy. the two met at high school football game. the charges say that gibney that has three children sent the teenager naked pictures of herself. he is charged with disseminating material to minors and corruption of minors. the detectives are on the hunt of a man. it happened at the 1500 block of north broad street just before 5:00 tonight. the thief handed a teller a demand note. we spoke with several customers that were inside at the time. the entire robbery was subtle. they didn't know it happened until the man fled. the coroner ruled conclusively that the death of bradley stone was a suicide. while stone did have a 3-inch
deep stab wound in his thigh, he died of a cocktail of three drugs an anti-depressant, a stimulant, and another drug. >> anthony flick was released from the hospital yesterday. the authorities are warning philadelphians in kensington and hunting park to beware of a man that is posing as an inspector of l & i what are the details here? >> this imposter put on an act that he fooled him with it. >> this guy is good. it was something suspicious i would have asked por more quest. >>reporter:it happened in west
ansbury. a man with a clipboard was asking about a railing on his property was going have to come down. >> i like to keep that. >> well, we have to rip it out. if you offer me $91, i can keep that. >> so the way that he was talking -- he sounded like an l & i person. he thought that the guy was going to come back and do the work. he heard about a scam and called the office that confirmed it. sanchez said that is a guy. it fitting like a it. >>reporter:williams confirmed that the imposter as struck two other times.
>> we are deeply concerned about this. this is the season where a lot of criminals use any type of activities to gain access into people's homes. >> he is described as a black male, weighing 180 pounds. 5'8". >> they should have for a business card. secondly the department never asks for money. >>reporter:the police are on the case. they suspect that the imposter may strike again if a man fitting this description pops up in your neighborhood claimed to be from l & i you are to call 911. thank you, dann. they are see seeking a new president. the president announced her
resignation. she is the 22nd president. marvin sampson will take over on an interim basis. a caché of high-powered guns and surveillance video showing baggage handlers smuggling firearms on planes. and there is protests that resume in new york despite a plea from the mayor to stop. we are looking at soaking for christmas eve. details coming up with the accuweather forecast. the reason you may want to check your 401k. a child game for the flyers when action continues tonight.
a breach of airport security. that is how the brooklyn d.a. described the case. he brought guns aboard 17 jetliner this is year as they travel from atlanta to new york. the officials say that henry got the gun guns from baggage handlr eugene harvey. the d.a. says it should convince the airline industries not to the allow people in the airport without screening. a piece of the southwest jet's tail came off the tarmac. despite the cyberattacks and threats the interview will hit the screen on christmas day. they are showing at westtown
movies in middletown, delaware. and in wilmington. the studio canceled the film's release. the comedy is about a plot to kill kim jong un. they are on the lookout for suspicious behavior. what people don't know they want to say yes. when you are told no by someone that has nothing to do with the united states. >> the movie will be shown in 24 states. north carry inorth korea has bed off-line three times in the past two days. there was a tribute to the police officers that were murdered on saturday. elsewhere in manhattan the ralliers ignored de blasios
requests until after the fulfills.funerals. they spent the final night of hanukkah echoing the demands of new york. they want an end to violence in the black community and an end to stop and frisk policies in various cities. even when tile the politicians pledged their support to the blue in westchester. a group let by jim and pat meehan. santa claus delivered a gift to theors. the s&p closed at the record
high. stocks were driven to new milestones. the u.s. economy grew in the fastest pace in the third quarter. good news on wall street for the time being. we are tracking the weather in the north and south direction. we are showing you that we are in a bit of a holding pattern right now. all of that activity is off to the south and west. it knocking on our door. it's going to be here in a couple of hours. coming from a south and north direction. periods of rain on the way. some of which will be heavy at times. the high temperature in philadelphia, 9 abov above aver. it's 47 in philadelphia. reading is 45. dover the upper 40s. beach haven 45. trenton in the upper 40s. the visibility is a major
concern. down to 2 millions in reading. u2 miles in reading.5 miles in . visibility is a concern as moisture spreads over the area. you see the beginning of that rain moving in the ohio valley and moving in the nation's capital in washington, d.c. wir tracking the northern section was mississippi. you see tornado watches posted across the region. we had a confirmed tornado or a possible tornado in columbia, mississippi. the moisture is moving on in. here is the rainstorm. the area of low pressure. you tap into winds from the gulf of mexico. we could find anywhere from
three-quarters of an inch to an inch of rainfall. and record warmth for christmas eve. 60s are rare this month. not unheard of. a high of 62 degrees. we hit 63 back in 1996. the record for that date 64 in 1990. we are showing the moisture overspreading at 7:00 in the morning. if you are out and about in the morning, you see we have periods of rain. at 3:00 in the afternoon, if you are attending the services, make sure you have wet weather close to you. on and off rain as we go through the evening hours. it's pushing offshore during the early morning hours on thursday for christmas day. by then we have improvement on the way. clouds and pockets of sunshine. the issue is that the winds pick up in the wake of that storm gusting up to 40 miles-an-hour. the temperatures in the 50s.
the seven day is warm and rainy. high 63. not bad on saturday a high of 54. the temperatures cool down next sunday and beyond, jim. melissa thank you. we are happy to share great news about you are a "action news" family. it has grown with the birth of a baby girl. riley brauner is welcomed to the world. porchia calls riley a great present. they are all doing so well tonight. >> happy holidays, america. i am john, it's tuesday
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they are cruising. facing minnesota tonight. there is no such thing as an ugly sweater. claude giroux off of the rebound. the next two goals, wayne has three goals. and lecavalier is out of the doghouse and on the ice. it does to the matter. the flyers win third straight 5-2. the sixers season-high win streak is one. what is the chances they can double the total against the heat? and dwyane wade has the moves. he drops in 23. the heat leads by 23 points in the second half. they get it together in the third quarter.
mcdaniel 13 points off of the bench. mcdaniels on cleanup duty. and jeremy grant one of those energy players off of the bench. 84-82. the heat gets good hoops. sixers win 91-87. back-to-back wins for the first time in the season. >> a handful of players see actions. five birds were named to the pro bowl. lesean mccoy is selected. his numbers are down. he has 1200 yards darren sproles is selected as a specialist. and a career high 14 and a half sacks this season.
>>announcer:closed captioning brought to you by fulton bank, sending you the warmest wishes for the holidays and looking forward to building great things together with you. back to the eagles pride. that is all that there is left to play for this season. they wrap things up against the giants. bradley fletcher is the poster boy on defense. and bill davis is thinking about yanking the quarterback job. it does not bother him. >> no, i am fine. i play the game. i do the best i can with it. sometimes it doesn't go my way. i go battle. >> and syracuse, it is a recipe for a letdown.
maybe not. jay wright will not let that happen as we check out the end of the sixers' game. villanova fell behind early and able to win. 92-67. the cats 12-0 on the year. la salle won tonight as well. thank you, ducis. "jimmy kimmel live" is coming up next. >> for ducis rodgers and melissa magee, the entire "action news" team, i am jim gardner. good night.
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