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clouds, but they are high and thin enough where we'll get sunshine through, the rain down south from the coastal low we've been talking about the last several days is well to the south. 65 degrees in philadelphia. not bad. 58 in allentown. 58 in reading. 60 in wilmington. 62 in trenton. back up to 70 in sea isle city. if your kid's school is open today, not a bad morning on the bus stop. 62 degrees by 6:00 a.m. 64 by 8:00 a.m. partly cloudy and cool, a light breeze similar to the last couple of days. 76 by noon. # p.m., 79 that's the high today. by 6:00 p.m. back to 72 degrees. the latest on the papal visit weekend call we have lights flashing karen. >> reporter: yes we do, this is the schuylkill expressway which remains open in both directions until 10:00 p.m. tonight.
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you're fine taking the schuylkill expressway this morning even in the evening commute. benjamin franklin parkway is shut down as the benjamin franklin parkway has been shut down that continues today. vine street expressway is open, we can see the ramp closures for broad. we have the ramps shut down, the schuylkill expressway is open, the vine is open until 10:00 p.m. tonight. i-95 is open through the weekend. cottman southbound traffic heading toward center city. you expect to see extra volume on the other highways. 676 northbound will shut down at 10:00 p.m. admiral wilson boulevard leading to the ben franklin bridge will shut down. 42 you're fine to take that this morning, matt and tam. >> crews are working around the clock to make sure the city is ready for the arrival of pope francis tomorrow morning. security fences are coming up. new rules to get around are going into effect. katherine scott managed to find her way into center city.
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it was not easy. with more on the story, good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, matt and tam, it was not easy. there are a lot of closures in effect. a lot to keep in mind as you head out. we're at broad and vine. you can see broad is closed at vine street. all the fencing is in the streets here. you can walk through. pedestrians have been going in on the sidewalk. you can see vehicles cannot get through broad at vine. vine street is already closed. there's a lot to keep in mind tu head out the door -- as you head out the door. the pope arrives tomorrow, and last night 8-foot security fences were put up. concrete barriers were moved into place. 6:00 a.m., areas west of 12th street to 20th will be open to pedestrians only. they will have to go through metal detecters.
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penndot shut down 6 exit ramps that lead into the secure vehicle zones of the papal ground. tonight at 10:00 p.m., the highway closures begin. at 6:00 p.m. in center city. and 10:00 p.m., the traffic boxes go into effect. vehicles will not be allowed in the zones. construction crews are working to finish the stage at eakens oval. the parkway has been busy with people hoping to catch a glimpse. >> it's fun to catch him here. philadelphia is a fun city. >> reporter: and back here live at broad and vine vine heading west is closed. you can see the sign security checkpoint ahead. at broad and cherry that will be a security checkpoint for non-ticketholders. there will be a zone where you
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have to go through metal detecters we'll tell you about that at 6:00 a.m. when that goes into effect. we're live broad and vine katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> the world meeting of family continues here today. mayor nutter said so far so good. he said 18,000 delegates are enjoying the catholic fellowship and philadelphia sites ahead of the visit. >> pope visit will address the general assembly at the united nations. >> reporter: from the seat of government to the financial capitol of the world, pope francis is in new york. his arrival in the big apple met withsiasm new york style. >> i'm glad he had the opportunity to come here. >> he is the people's pope. >> reporter: even the stars were
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star struck. people magazine instagraming the moment elizabeth pope saw the pope. but there's reflection and purpose. today the pope will address world leaders at the u.n. expected to bring a message of protection and concern for the environment and a message heard and seen as the pope travels in his gas-efficient fiat. the city is frenetic. he will visit with immigrant and school children in harlem and celebrate mass for 20,000 at madison square garden. there's a spot that has the potential to touch new yorkers more powerfully than anything else. the spiritual leader at new york's most sacred site at the 9/11 memorial. pope francis will meet with
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victims' families and participate in a multifaith event with a jewish rabbi and muslim iman. live reports continue on "action news" look for reports from sarah bloomquist and eva pilgrim starting at noon. >> when the pope arrives he will be staying at the saint borromeo seminary. lankanau hospital has set up a triage site. >> if we have to move someone we have a safe and efficient transport system. we like to think all events have been planned for. >> 800 staff members will be staffing the hospital straight through the papal visit. "action news" will have complete team coverage of the visit. jim gardner will lead the team of two dozen anchors and
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reporters across the region bringing you this history-making visit and the impact on the delaware valley. you can tune into the coverage even on the go we'll have traffic, weather and papal news starting tomorrow every half-hour and sunday you can watch our digit updates at and the news app. >> if only we could have shifted the weather for the weekend so we had no chance of rain, not today, right. >> reporter: wouldn't it be nice if we were talking about take cool drinks to the parkway and use sunscreen. but sunday is a little bit iffy. we'll talk about that coming up. we have dry conditions as we look outside, stars out overhead. there are clouds around above the ben franklin bridge and elsewhere around the region. they are high and thin. i think overall we'll wind up with partly sunny skies. 65 degrees, dewpoint 59 it will not be all that humid today.
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winds out of the northeast at 7 miles per hour. a pleasant day on tap. there are the clouds. there are thin holes in the clouds and most of this is high enough for sun to get through. the rain to the south unable to penetrate the dry air. 11:00 a.m., 73. 2:00 p.m., 78 the high of 79, a few degrees below yesterday and we'll hit that at 3:00 p.m. high temperatures across the region. 77 in allentown. upper 70s in reading and wilmington. 76 in trenton and millville and 64 down the shore today. it will be breezy, but sunny and nice. future tracker 6 shows you saturday is looking good, again a day of high clouds for the most part, sunny breaks during the day, temperatures in the mid 70s on saturday. sunday is the iffier of the two days. there's a big chance the high pressure winning the battle for the last couple of days.
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close enough to keep us dry and breezy. there's a 30, 40% that the low is able to come far enough up the coast not only is it cloudy and breezy, but light rain arriving during the day. for what it's worth, future tracker 6 is among the body of models that wants to keep us dry on sunday. the rain as late as 8:00 p.m. well south of philadelphia. the gfs is a model that's being trying to get us wet and the latest run of the nam is suggesting light rain in the afternoon. we're kind of on the the bubble there. we'll keep watching it. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 79 today. sunny breaks saturday, breezy. a nice day for festivities. cloudy on sunday, 73 is the high, breezy and cooler. rain is possible, it's not a certainty, if it happens it will be in the afternoon and we're talking light rain.
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mostly cloudy monday, 77 lingering shower around. tuesday it's back to the nice stuff. 81 degrees, partly sunny and warm. while there could be a shower around particularly wednesday morning the afternoon looks sunny and the evening looks great for the union. the phillies for that matter, phillies final home stand starting on tuesday. >> it's almost over. >> there's always next year. >> i love here that from people. always next year. >> bill cosby is dealing with more fallout after sexual assault allegations. a baby decides to arrive early while his mother was on the cruise ship. we have the delivery at sea coming up. >> reporter: looking at i-95 heading toward the airport. people coming into town. no problems just yet on i-95. it stays open for the weekend. we'll talk about what's closed coming up! >> welcome back you're taking a
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live look philadelphia international airport. lovely day starting for you here, 5:43, 65 degrees. >> what lonely road are you looking at there, karen? >> reporter: this is the ramp from the schuylkill expressway to spring garden. you can see the barricades set up. you'll be seeing more and more of that.
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the city itself doesn't shut down until 10:00 p.m. tonight. you have until 10:00 p.m. tonight to use the schuylkill expressway or the ben franklin bridge. westbound traffic coming into the city moving fine to problems, closing at 10:00 p.m. tonight until noon until monday. a lot of people are asking me can i take the walt whitman bridge? yes, the walt whitman bridge is open. don't hop on the schuylkill expressway because it will be shut down. the i-95, ben franklin bridge, burlington bristol bridge remaining open. the schuylkill expressway eastbound 10:00 p.m. will shut down it went blue route and i-95. westbound shut down between i-95 and route 1. through the weekend starting saturday morning, southbound between bell month and lancaster avenue will be shut down northbound between route 30 and the schuylkill expressway. in new jersey, the admiral wilson boulevard will be shut down leading to the ben franklin bridge.
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676 and morgan boulevard shut down and vine street expressway shut down at 10:00 p.m. tonight. lots of closures coming into place, we're seeing more and more, but the main highways remain open. the weather is milder than yesterday, yesterday we were in the 40s, 55 in quake -- quakertown. cinnaminson and glassboro, 62. 79 is the is the high, partly sunny skies and a little bit of a breeze. the ducks of seattle have been taken off the roads after the duck boat lost control and slammed into a bus killing four foreign exchange students on
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board. ntsb has taken over investigation. for fordham university has recinded an honorary degree because of sexual assault. a utah family's crews dream vacation came to a dramatic end when the mother gave birth out at sea. hayden was ready to make his appearance in the world. the ship was 14 hours out from port when emily went into labor. hayden was born 30 minutes later. emily describes his small features. his body length is 13 inches
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long. hayden who is considered a micro preemy is given a good prognosis because his lungs are fully developed despite his small size. philadelphia is rolling out the red carpet for the pontiff. details on the bucks county company responsible for making the runner pope francis will walk on when he steps off the plane. >> reporter: very warm, high of 79 degrees, tonight, 62 comfortable with clouds increase as we head toward the weekend. i'll have the day planner forecast and get you through the day hour by hour and let you know how to dress the kids. that's coming up. ññ >> philadelphia is literally
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rolling out the red carpet for
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pope francis. the langhorne carpet company in bucks county donated three hand woven runners. the first one for the arrival at the airport. two openers at the cathedral basilica. a local priest blessed the red carpet and a local police escort was used to move the rugs out of the parking lot. >> that's exciting, i'm getting excited about the weekend. let's go outside this is the vine street expressway at 8th street. you can see it's still open. we've been talking about the closures of the ramps. the vine is still open and the exit ramp to 8th street is open until 10:00 p.m. tonight. regional rails on a saturday schedule today while crews set up the road closures for the visit. you can take the regional rails, they will have less frequent stops, but run and plenty of opportunities to get on the regional rails.
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>> reporter: that's good information. there's a lot of people out there, who are weighing maybe we should go borrows it's getting exciting. if you're dressing the kids, winds breakers, shorts and ts in the afternoon hours. if you're running errands, 66 by 9:00 a.m. noon, 76. it will be warm this afternoon with a high of 79 degrees, partly sunny skies high clouds and sunny breaks. >> police are looking for a newark man who they say put on a gun hoax at christiana hospital. the 20-year-old called operations twice claiming someone was shooting a gun on the hospital grounds. five agencies responded and put the hospital on lockdown. he faces a number of charges when he is caught. pilgrims from all over the world are pouring into the city
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ahead of pope francis' arrival tomorrow. among them raphael and patricia they traveled from argentine to the city of brotherly love. they have been taking in the events of the world meeting of families, but they can't wait to see the pope. >> i don't want to think, because it's so emotional. >> it will be very emotional for us. >> reporter: among the crowds is cuban american forge fernandez who traveled to cuba to see the pope. he is looking forward to seeing the pope here this weekend. a texas jury will deliberate the fate of a former nurse who is convicted of poisoning her young daughter. she used salt to poison the 4-year-old daughter. she suffered brain damage because of the high levels of
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sodium. she worked ta pediatric -- as a pediatric nurse in houston. she is faces up life in prison. a boy is being released from the hospital after being bitten by a snake at the birmingham zoo in alabama. the snake was wild and not part of the collection. a south jersey city that sits on the waterfront is getting an upgrade. >> the iwait is on, apple fans are lining up to get the newest iphone. details at 6:00 a.m.
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live look here from the top of the dow building. one of our city's treasures, independence hall there, that's where you will see pope francis come tomorrow afternoon at 4:00 p.m., he will be giving a speech on immigration and religious freedom. i can't believe we're down to ada before the -- down to a day before the pontiff is here. police are looking at a suspicious fire in newark. it took an hour to get an upper hand on the fire. somebody tampered with the hydrants. nobody was hurt. a budget battle in pennsylvania is showing no signs of let up or a truce. the state house passed a short
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term spending plan. governor wolf promised to veto it. pennsylvania and illinois are the only two states in the country that have failed to pass budgets for the fiscal year. camden waterfront is getting a makeover. developers are buildings two skyscrapers south of the ben franklin bridge. a number of south jersey businesses have committed to investing in the project. they hope to complete the project by 2018. let the iphone wars gin, -- begin, 6s hits chervels today.
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>> good morning everyone, it is 6:00 a.m., friday, september 25. here's what's happening. pope on the parkway. the anticipation and the restrictions grow. final preps are underway with pope francis a day out from arriving. >> the most restricted layers of traffic management and security will be put in effect today. >> a man who shunned the churh makes a return and received a gift he'll never forget. >> we have pope francis bobble head doll and we're waiting for his arrival. >> reporter: one of them made an appearance in the weather center, too. we're off to a breezy start, satellite shows clouds in place, but they are high and we'll get sunshine through them. 66 degrees in philadelphia currently. a little milder than this time yesterday. upper 50s in allentown reading and


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