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taylor elementary school tonight with the full story t david. >> reporter: yeah, rick, there's a lot of confusion out here. nobody is quite sure exactly what happened and parents have a lot of questions. was there a gun or not? and where was the extra security promised by the school principal? >> they risk their life. >> reporter: that's the story maria got from her grandsonly he was one of to students who exchanged words with a woman outside the schoolyard when she reprimanded them for cursing. when they told her to shut up the boys say she threatened them with a gun. >> she said i will go to my car and get a gun and shoot you. she went to a car and pulled out a gun. >> reporter: the police tracked down the 39-year-old woman and she gave them consent to search her car and house. they didn't find a gun. the school sent children home yesterday with this note from the principal. it assured parents that philadelphia police and school police would be here during a arrival and dismissal. parents were upset when they found no police this morning.
>> why there was no police security in this school at all when my grandson was threatened yesterday with a gun. >> reporter: the school district says the police were unaware that the principal told parents they would see extra protection this morning. an officer was stationed here at dismissal time. school principal david laver had no comments. parents say gun or no gun the kids need more police protection. >> there aren't police officers. they say there's no funding for public school. as a parent we do need security. >> reporter: parents what about the more police but they also say there's never been any trouble at this school. philadelphia police have not filed any charges in this case but they say they are still investigating. live in north philadelphia, david henry, channel6 "action news." rick. >> all right, david, thank you. students turned out by the hundreds at villanova
university to protest the school's decision to add armed officers to the campus security force. villanova's new plan calls for nearly a third of the university's public safety department to enroll in a police academy and then carry a gun. but students say the move is a bad fit for their school and they say they're concerned about how the decision was made. "action news" reporter john rawlins was on campus today and he'll have much more from villanova coming up tonight at 6:00. police in bensalem are looking for the man who robbed a gnc store at gun point. this is a surveillance picture of the suspect coming up right there. police say he walked into the store on street road last night just before 9:30. he pulled a gun and demand the cash from the register, then he grabbed it and ran off. police are asking anyone who recognizes him to call them immediatelily. >> right now hurricane patricia is barreling towards mexico's south western pacific coast as a very dangerous category five. now, this is a satellite image
of the huge storm. it's packing extremely high winds and is said to pose a triple threat when it comes to shore in mexico. let's go over to meteorologist cecily tynan at the "action news" big board with the latest on pat trish shaft cecily. >> monica, part of the problem with this storm system very little lead time. i talked about this storm last night at 11:00. yesterday morning it was just a tropical storm. by 11 o'clock last night it was a category five hurricane and earlier today maximum sustained winds hit 200 miles per hour. that's the strongest ever recorded on the planet with any tropical system, stronger than katrina, stronger than camille, stronger than andrew. now, as we zoom in the maximum sustained winds have decreased to 190 miles per hour. the reason why, this is really beginning to interact with land and you can see how the eye wall is beginning to collapse a little bit as it is encountering the friction but it is coming ashore as a category five hurricane with
winds almost equivalent to an e philadelphia. four tornado. it will b-- ef-4 tornade coit wt ripped apart by the mountains of mexico as it moves inland. the problem, though, right along the coast, it's moving inland very close to manzanillo and puerta vallarta, big resort towns. we're looking at wave heights 30 to 40 feet, the storm surge up to 20 feet. that's like a tsunami coming ashore. that's going to cause lots of problems along the coast as it continues to move inland although the mountains will rip app parter the winds, the moisture will actually intensify. looking at about 5-inches along the coast but this storm system likely will kind of reenergize as it gets closer to texas and we're looking at corpus christi to houston more than 7-inches of rain through sunday. that will likely cause a lot of flash flooding and we actually could get some of rain later on next week. i'll talk more about that coming up in the full accuweather 7-day forecast. monica.
>> thank you cecily. as more seasonable weather returns this weekend you could stay with 6abc.com/weather and use the social link to follow the "action news" weather team on facebook and twitter. >> well, it continues to be an incredible football season for the temple university owls so far. make that the undefeated temple university owls. after last night's big win against eastern carolina temple is now seven and oh for the first time ever. it's the first time in nearly four decades they've been ranked in the top 25. "action news" reporter eva pilgrim a live at temple university tonight where the entire campus is caught up in a football frenzy. hi, eva. >> reporter: hey, rick, yeah the streak continues. the temple owls are still undefeat and this campus is already looking ahead to next week when the fighting irish come to town. the campus is abuzz with excitement. the temple football team is seven and oh for the first time ever in the school's history. >> they're red hot just like the cherry red of temple
university, t for temple u. >> they're proving theirself a very good football team. >> last year we were good but we weren't this good. it's like we became unstoppable. >> reporter: last night in north carolina temple came back with two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to beat east carolina. fans say they appreciate these wins even more because they remember watching the team struggle not that long ago. >> my freshman year it was wonderful two and 10, awesome. i was in the marching band, too. i had to sit through all those home games. >> reporter: the fighting irish of notre dame at the linc in prime time. coach rhule says they are sticking to the same game plan for this game as all the others. >> enjoy it, take a minute let it sink in and then focus on the only thing you can control which is playing well and we've done it so i feel like we'll be able to do it next week. >> reporter: the students are enjoying clearing on their team and thinking
optimistically. >> notre dame is cool. i think it's about time for them to lose to temple. >> it's putting everyone in good spirits. >> i feel like a lot of people on campus are more interested in football than they would be before, like watching it, going to the games, a lot more people going to the games now which is awesome 'cause we're finally like filling the linc. >> reporter: temple gets time to rest up before they have to fill up the linc. temple takes on notre dame next saturday at the linc at 8:00 p.m. in north philadelphia, eva pilgrim channel6 "action news." >> thank you eva. one place to see the temple-notre dame matchup next saturday. tune into 6abc 8 o'clock halloween night for the prime time matchup once again between the owls and irish. >> going to be cool. coming up right now our check of the traffic story on a friday night. >> matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center weekend almost upon us but we got to get home first. >> we do like friday nights, right? >> i think so. >> i need the reminder. okay, if you say so.
it has not been a fun ride home so far, that's for sure, rick and monica. looking live at 95 very busy traffic in both directions here by allegheny avenue. northbound go the taillights towards the betsy ross bridge, just a long slow crawl coming out of the city. and that's the case so many friday nights, definitely the case on this friday night. on the schuylkill expressway westbound it's been extra heavy as you come out of south philadelphia, speeds like 15 miles per hour because of an earlier accident underneath 30th street station. that crash is now gone so both lanes opened headed toward the vine but your speeds are still in the teens. on the big picture we had earlier accidents in west philadelphia at 46th and lancaster and kingsessing 4,544th and chester. those crashes are gone so the trolleys luckily are back to normal. and one of our two crashes on the pennsylvania turnpike is gone, one still there but moved to the shoulder. so you're looking at speeds in the 20's basically between valley forge and norristown. a wreck in whitpain along stenton avenue. an overturned vehicle crash
along monroe boulevard at madison avenue just around the corner in west norriton trooper road northbound has a crash ativan buren avenue. trains are on time this afternoon but don't forget if you ride septa's media elwyn line or norristown and i you'll be on the buses instead of those trains all weekend long. we'll check it again, rick and monica, coming up in the next half hour. >> all right, will do. thank you matt. much more still to come on "action news" at 5:00 tonight. a truck and a bus carrying retirees 17 school unles buildings in connecticut were locked down because of a series of phone threats. those stories and more and cecily is back with a complete accuweather forecast. >> there she is right there. >> told you. for life...
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>> french officials say it's too early to tell what caused a deadly crash between a truck an bus full of tourists. the fiery crash happened this morning in france's wine region about 350 miles southwest of paris. 43 people were killed including the truck driver and his little three-year-old son. four others were badly
injured. eight people escaped from the crash. french officials said it is the country's deadliest road accident in more than 30 years. >> public schools in one connecticut town were dismissed early today after a series of phoned in threats. police said those threats were called into three separate schools. one threat referred to a man with a gun. other two referred to bombs planted in school buildings. the threats prompted a lockdown of all 17 buildings in the school district. officials said inspections turned up no credible evidence of a threat. but classes were canceled just as a precaution. new poll numbers show for the first time in three months donald trump is not on top in iowa. and there's another clinton casualty in the democratic field tonight. earlier today lincoln chafee dropped out of the race. abc news reporter kenneth moton has the latest from washington. >> reporter: what a week for hillary clinton. >> i'm not running for
president obama's third term, i'm not running for bill clinton's third term, i'm running for my first term. >> reporter: back on the campaign trail in virginia after her marathon day testifying on capitol hill about the benghazi attacks. vice president joe biden announced he won't jump into the presidential race and two democratic rivals jim webb and lincoln chafee also dropped out. >> after much thought i've decided to end my campaign for the president day. three major democratic candidates left but still a large gop field where new polls show for the first time in three months, the donald has finally been trumped by one of his republican rivals. a bloomberg dmr poll has ben carson leading trump in iowa by nine points. it's eight-point in a recent quinnipiac poll. carson off the trail but on a book signing tour making more headlines for his health savings plan. a possible replacement for medicaid. >> i didn't say i was going to volunteer. i said it probably won't be necessary with the system i have made. >> reporter: meanwhile john kasich is making enemies.
in the nba. kasich ran into the philadelphia 76ers in his hotel. >> the reason why some of them make a lot of money is 'cause they have skills. not too many sixers have had that many skills lately but they do. >> reporter: knocking kasich's low poll numbers, the 76ers tweeted, at least we win more than 2 percent of the time. the sixers decided to stay out of politics and quickly deleted that tweet. the democratic candidate will be in iowa this weekend for the jefferson jackson dinner. the republicans will hit several of the early primary states. kenneth moton abc news, washington. >> in health check, halloween is about a week away and while it's fun for most children it can be a scary time if your child has food allergies. some of the most common food allergens are considered or inside of these products including peanuts eggs and milk products in candy. parents you should talk to your child about not trading candy and of course they must always ask about eating any treats. experts suggest possibly planting some allergy safe
treats along the trick-or-treat route. >> you can actually bring some treats he, maybe kind of prime the pump. give the people something to give your children. >> keep your eyes peeled for the teal colored pumpkins on some porches. it's a universal sim block they have food allergy safe treats. a school in connecticut won a brand new playground made entirely out of recycled dental products. they won by getting as many votes as they could in an online contest and topping a competition in recycling old toothpaste tubes, tooth brushes and boxes of floss. shop rite and colgate sponsored it. the playground was created by terracyle. flanders elementary beat out schools across the country.
nutritional supplements. one of them is an a.m. feet mean banned as a performance enhancer for athletes. gnc said it stopped selling the products. facebook getting a lot of likes on wall street. the associate giant was trading at $102 a share this morning and it mark the first time the company crossed the $100 mark. facebook is among several technology stocks making waves today. google and amazon also traded at record levels while microsoft reached a 15 year high. >> there is a beautiful new mural thanks to the handiwork of some patients at the children's hospital of philadelphia tonight. 30 patients helped with this two year project creating a mural in the gastrointestinal unit. art therapists and david gwynn gave them reporters. the project beautifies the building and also helps patients reduce stress levels and cope with being in a hospital. one baby panda is wowing animal lovers in chicago
>> time for accuweather at the "action news" big board meteorologist cecily tynan. going to be warm or cool for the weekend. >> going to be cool. back to you rick and monica. >> we'll be right back. >> i have a few more details, though. it is cool today but it's also sunny. we've got blue bird skies and alice posted this gorgeous photo from the meadow of longwood gardens on my facebook page. you can see the fall foliage is really out. you can see also not a cloud in the sky. high pressure in control of our weather. that high pressure, though, is pulling down winds from canada and that means it's more than 10 degrees colder than yesterday. yesterday we made it up to 77 degrees. currently philadelphia only 64. allentown trenton and reading 60. wilmington 63. millville 64 and dover 63 degrees. so, starting to feel like fall again especially when you consider the winds with these winds out of the north, bit of a chill winds generally about seven to 12 miles per hour. the winds will diminish tonight once the sun sets but
it is going to be a chilly night. now satellite6 along with action radar showing we've got that high pressure right over us. what i'm tracking for the weekend is this cold front that's slicing through the nation's midsection, not a lot of moisture to deal with but this will be moving through saturday night into early sunday morning and that will bring us more clouds and a few showers early on sunday morning. tonight though for high school football friday night football clear skies, it will be chilly so definitely bundle up. the west deptford eagles versus the collingswood panthers tonight at the high school huddle game of the week. the temperature at kickoff 54 degrees. by 10 o'clock, down to 49 degrees. so you definitely do want to bundle up and dress for winter if you're heading to a football game. it's going to get quite cold. so for tonight overnight low 42 degrees in philadelphia, allentown 33, millville 36, trenton 38, wilmington 39 and cape may 46 degrees so a chilly start to your saturday. we will see some sunshine early in the day though. future tracker showing at
10 o'clock mostly to partly sunny skies but as that front gets closer the clouds will really thicken late in the afternoon. by 5 o'clock and then we will have some moisture diving through. generally very early sunday morning. future tracker showing by 7 o'clock, some scattered showers working across our region. they move out pretty quickly and by the afternoon on sunday, we'll likely even see some sunshine emerging and temperatures a little bit warmer on sunday than saturday and then we cool down early next week. so, if you want to go leaf peeping a good place to go, the poconos. it is peaking right now. we're still at moderate coverage, so anyplace in the poconos a great place to see, also delaware state forest, lehigh gorge state park, beltsville state park and lackawanna state forest a great place if you want to see fall foliage. tomorrow a mix of clouds and sunshine, a chilly day like today, maybe slightly cooler. 62 degrees. on sunday a few showers in the morning, some sunshine by the afternoon. still mild on sunday,
67 degrees but that colder air behind that front arrives on monday, 63 degrees. tuesday mostly sunny, 63. on wednesday, 65 degrees, building clouds and some rain arriving on wednesday into thursday and some of that rain could be enhanced by the remnants of hurricane patricia. adam joseph will have more on that storm coming up in the full accuweather forecast in a few minutes. back to you guys. >> cecily thank you. much more still to come in our next half hour, exciting news for harry potter fans. an eighth installment in the magical series is coming and we've got the details. >> a massive water main break sends thousands of gallons of water through a major metropolitan city. we'll show you. >> no time for celebration. the temple owls are looking ahead to a very big matchup on halloween night, this after making history last night. jeff skversky has the details. >> an exciting time. we'll have those stories and more when "action news" comes right back. >> okay.
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vacationers. a berks county fire is behind bars for allegedly pushing his young son to fight a fellow student but that's not all he's accused of doing. and a south jersey high school is warning parents and students to keep their eyes sharp after bed bugs showed up on campus. >> now the details. parts of western mexico including several resorts towns are preparing for what could be a catastrophic hit from a very powerful hurricane patricia. >> a category five packing winds of 200 miles an hour. resident and tourists are hunkering down for what may be ahead. the u.s. state department has told all americans in that region to shelter-in-place. >> and puerta vallarta destination for tourist and a popular port of call for cruise ships one of the many communities in the path of the hurricane. officials activated warning sirens to alert folks now is the time to prepare and
authorities drove through outlying communities and used a mega phone to warn people. flights have been suspended and shelters set up in hotels for folks who cannot get out. >> meteorologist adam joseph is watching patricia's progress and joins us from the "action news" big board with the very late e adam. >> patricia is just about to make landfall in mexico just a short time ago the winds dropped f
deptford township high school with more. trish. >> rick, parents are being urged to contact a pet control company if they find any bed bugs at home after the tiny insects were found here at deptford high school. >> they spread like wildfire. then you got throw everything out. >> reporter: parents and guardians say lots of laundry will be done this weekend after bed bugs were discovered at deptford high school. the emergency pesticide use notice posted other web site said bed bugs were found fully end gourds on student. parents say they were notified by phone and e-mail thursday. >> were you concerned about sending her here today. >> reporter: no, no, the school said that everything was taken care of so we were all right with that. >> the school says extermination started wednesday and will continue into next week. while documents on the school's web site say the pesticide can be harmful if inhaled swallowed or touched, it also says the pesticides are being applied after hours. stephanie smith who works for a pest control company says if the exterminations happening
after hours, there's no need to worry. >> as long as, you know, they happy with the school's response. >> very pumped. they took care of the issue right away. >> reporter: while others hadn't heard about it until we heard them. >> that's the first time i'm hearing about it. yeah, it is, that's very unusual. wow. >> reporter: now parents are encouraged to contact a doctor with any health concerns. we reached out to school and district officials today. our calls and e-mails were not returned. live in deptford township, trish hartman, channel6 "action news." >> trish, thank you. philadelphia police are asking for the public's help identifying two men who broke into a home in olney earlier
this morning. this is surveillance video from a house along the 900 block of godfrey avenue. one of the suspects checks to see if someone was home. when the coast was clear, the second suspect broke in through a back window, then unlocked the front door. the thieves left way flat screen tv. still not clear if they took anything else but if you recognize them you're asked to contact the authorities. three cherry hill brothers serving life sentences for planning terrorist attacks against military bases will be allowed to return to new jersey for their appeals. a u.s. district judge has ruled they have a right to appear in court for legal proceedings. the three were convicted in 2008 for plotting against military personnel at fort dix and other facilities. they're serving time in separate federal prisons outside of the state. the men argued that their defense lawyers violated their constitutional rights. >> senior centers in philadelphia may soon be forced to stop serving meals if pennsylvania does not adopt a state budget soon. that warning today from the
philadelphia corporation for aging. officials held a press conference to draw attention to how the state's budget impasse is affecting their services because there is no budget ppa was forced to take a loan in july to keep going but that money ran out in september. and without state support, pca says it's struggling to find meals to home bound seniors to who rely on other help for their meals. >> let's get an update on the commute home for your friday night. >> over to matt pelman to see what's going on out there. >> people trying to get home for their meals on this friday night and they're hitting some traffic on the way rick and monica like here on the roosevelt boulevard northbound side off the schuylkill up to near wissahickon there's a disabled vehicle blocking one of the lanes. plenty of sun glare as you can see especially for those southerly and westerly drivers on our area roadways. here on the vine street expressway plenty of westbound slowing. you see the taillights headed towards the schuylkill and we got a new traffic pattern overnight on the ben franklin parkway. here close to the franklin
institute. bottom line is basically a lane is out in both directions until next summer. doesn't bode well for drivers that drive the ben franklin parkway. construction warning for you if you're out and about early sunday morning, midnight to 5:00 a.m., they're closing the pennsylvania turnpike between bensalem and delaware valley in bucks county. stick with street road and 13 for those five hours sunday morning and there's a crash this afternoon in chalfont along but her avenue near kearns avenue. one in brandywine near 322. have great weekend. >> you do the same. friday evening we have an update about that drug company ceo who drove up the prices on a life saving aids medicine. turns out he has a little competition now and we'll explain. >> and a temple owls fresh off their history making win last night are looking ahead to their next opponent. it is a big one. jeff skversky with details coming up in sports. adam. >> monica, the temperatures have taken a nose dive from yesterday's 77 degrees. today 65. the normal is 64. and we're tracking a little
>> take a look at this huge water main break in new york city. happened around 8 o'clock this morning at a construction site in queens right along queens boulevard which is a major roadway. thousands of gallons flooded the street forcing it to shut down for hours. there was so much water it took workers nearly all morning to find the right valve to shut off. around noontime they finally did. police in florida are still trying to figure out what led up to a deadly encounter between a police officer an church drummer named corey jones. happened early sunday morning. police say the officer was investigating a car on the side of the road when he was confronted by an armed man. well according to jones' family he was waiting for a tow truck after his car broke down. they said he had a licensed gun but never fired it. there is no dash cam or body cam video so experts say ballistics evidence will be crucial in the case. >> where was he shot? does he does it seem he was running away? was his gun truly not found anywhere near his body? was the police officer chasing him? i mean, those are going
to be the sorts of things that ballistics will be able to tell us a lot about. >> the officer was in plainclothes at the time driving in an unmarked van. the victim's family said they were told by prosecutors the officer never identified himself. there are also -- they were also told the officer fired his gun six times. well, that officer is now on paid leave. >> a new drug company is teaching a lesson to a competitor after a 5,000 percent price hike on an aids drug. they will now start selling a generic version of the drug for one dollar. they raised the price up to $750 per pill. that move led to outrage on social media and in the medical community. so now another pharmaceutical company will sell 100 pills for 99 bucks. the company sales it plans to start selling cheap versions of other drugs that have seen their prices skyrocket, too. >> turning to sports we're talking about temple football. jeff skversky is here and have you never been more proud of your mal matter tonight?
>> when i was there in four years i don't think they won seven totals games. >> now look at them. incredible. >> these fans right now are spied. temple seven own off to their best start they look incredible. is this crazy or what, the temple owls off to their best start in school history. owls are flying high heading into that tough game with tenth ranked notre dame next saturday night. the temple football team had a late night. the owls, yes, didn't land until 5:00 a.m. after their big win down in greenville last night. temple came from behind in the fourth with two touchdowns in the span of 73 seconds against east caroline n what a finish and start. temple rules right now and their coach is a proud papa. >> our students are real excited because they're proud of going to temple and obviously the football team isn't temple. university speaks for itself they do so many wonderful things but it gives everyone who goes to school here or loves temple gives them something to clear for. >> owls fans will clear for
this. temple-notre dame on 6abc a week from tomorrow night on halloween at lincoln financial field. kickoff set for 8 o'clock. so, who is in, who is out sunday night in carolina for your eagles? for the second straight week sam bradford will not have receiver nelson agholor. the rookie is ruled out today while josh hough a probable. riley cooper questionable. mychal kendricks and demeco ryans. still without kiko alonzo. the eagles d could use all the help they can get. the guy they sacked nine time last year is not the same guy. >> cam last year was different. he was coming off a ankle surgery wasn't running, they weren't running him that much. he's playing different this year so i think a lot of things we did last year are really what we're going to be doing this year. >> they pretty much got a whole new offensive line. cam i think was banged up a little bit last year. we played at the linc last
year. so, you know, there's not a lot to take from that game last year. >> the eagles beat up new york on monday and the flyers will look to do the same against the new york rangers tomorrow. the rangers they have been a problem over the years. flyers get sean couturier back at practice today. not expected to play saturday nor is michal neuvirth. with or without him the flyers are in for a tough game tomorrow night at wells fargo. >> we want to play them tight and play great defensively and don't give them the time and space out there to create offensive chances. but we have a great team as well. we showed it this year and we need our best tomorrow and it's a big challenge for us. >> is the six are in chip kelly's hometown of manchester, new hampshire tonight to face the celtics in their final preseason game. the real deal starts wednesday in boston. also against the celtics. while the team is building for the future their mascot
franklin well, he's just rappelling down a building. how about this, a little showing off right here. he starts waving to the people in the window right there. that's not hard enough. franklin going down one logan square today all 418 feet banging on the window to bring attention to building adventure the annual high adrenaline fundraiser and i was really disappointed we didn't see you out there. >> i'd do it. >> i might have been in that cat suit. you never know. >> rick has all kinds of cool costumes. >> dog by the way. >> i might have been in that dog outfit. >> he's been in the doghouse before we know that much. [laughter] >> tmi. thank you, jeff, monica. one of the biggest names in basketball getting his very own nike storm. michael jordan brand store opens tomorrow in downtown chicago. jordan led the bulls to six nba championships in the 90's. he tweeted out a sneak peek inside the store. it will sell merchandise with a trademark jump man silhouette right there and items chosen by jordan
himself. shoppers have been lined up outside the store for days so they can be some of the first people inside tomorrow morning. >> cool. coming up tonight on 6abc prime time a product any parent could use around halloween to try to make sure their kids don't overeat the candy. >> you take the kid's candy and when they wake up their canned is gone. you're not worried about litigation? >> not when they see the gift they've received. >> it is called the switch witch. it helps teach children moderation after they spend a day of trick-or-treating and gives them an incentive to trade in the candy for some other special present instead of eating their way through the goodies. will the sharks buy in? find out tonight on shark tank at 9:00 after last man standing and dr. ken. 20/20 follows at 10:00. after that stay tuned for "action news" at 11:00.
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we already know they're propped up by north jersey casino interests. and pauls even wanted the vote to allow north jersey casinos "this year." now they brag about helping atlantic county. but there's a word for politicians like that. hypocrite. dunkin' donuts' dark roast coffee is deliciously roasted for a bold start and smooth finish. for a limited time, get any medium hot or iced dark roast coffee for 99 cents. >> all right, time to check the accuweather work for your weekend. meteorologist adam joseph here. >> a little sliver of rain on sunday morning but temperatures remain below average the first half of the week and bump it above average the second half of the week. as we take a look at double scan live radar a brilliant blue sky this afternoon. so no precipitation whatsoever as a really nice day if you're out to check out some of some
fall foliage where you get the colors of the trees to kind of contrast with that baby blue sky. 65 was the high temperature in philadelphia, 1 degree above normal. way off that record of 87 degrees set back in 1947. and the sun setting earlier and earlier at 6:11 and the couple of weeks from now it will be before 5 o'clock. 56 in quakertown, already dipping to 58 in slatington, 57 pottstown as well as saint davids. center city coming in at 59 degrees. so, if you're getting ready to head out to some high school football games, definitely need a few layers. 59 in cinnaminson, 60 in vineland, sea isle city 61 degrees and hockessin delaware at 59. as we look at satellite and radar high pressure is just to our north right on the u.s.-canadian border east of the great lakes and that is pushing that clear air all the way down along the east coast but to the west you start to see some precipitation kind of broken in nature, one batch near chicago, another over
texas and a little bit of this will pass through with a front early on sunday morning. but for tonight, the winds are going to relax some but with the clear sky and winds easing between three and 6 miles an hour it will allow those temperatures to drop to just above freezing north and west, 39 in wilmington, 36 in millville, 42 philadelphia and right along the shore 46 degrees. future tracker at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning, a few high clouds out there, so tomorrow not going to have that perfect blue sky and the afternoon clouds begin to thicken up as that front approaches from the west but any precipitation will hold off until the wee hours of sunday morning. at 6 o'clock you can see a batch of showers anywhere philadelphia wilmington north and west. they'll move off the coast by 10 o'clock on sunday morning so the remainder of sunday looking pretty good into the afternoon with some pops of sun returning. but for tomorrow as we take a look at hour by hour here at 8 o'clock 42 degrees, jumping to 54 at 11 o'clock and tomorrow not as warm as today, we'll get into the lower 60's in the afternoon.
again, a couple degrees cooler only because of a little more in the way of cloud cover. foliage, though, we're in the moderate range here for the greater philadelphia area, all the way to the shore. but if you want to hit peak this weekend especially tomorrow, where it will be dry throughout the entire day, allentown into the poconos, are you peek. if you go to scranton or beyond already past peek that far north. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 62 sun and clouds. tomorrow early showers on sunday. then drier late morning into the afternoon and a little milder at 67. and then the temperatures drop again here monday, tuesday, but sunshine will rule with only a few clouds around and then we start with sun on wednesday. increasing clouds in the afternoon, 65. then wednesday night into thursday we get a soaking rain through here, maybe around an inch of rain and part of that precipitation is what will be the remnants of patricia as it kind of siphons up a front along the eastern coast and then friday partly sunny, much cooler at 58 degrees.
and not looking at flooding rains on thursday but much needed rainfall around an inch. >> thank you adam. exciting news for harry potter fans tonight. jk rollingj.k. rowlings. 19 years after the boy wizards' epic battle with lord voldemort. the play will run in two parts that can be seen either on the same day or different days. it opens july 30th at london palace theater.
>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> friday night. a state knit committee will explore whether to remove kathleen from office. and the candidates for mayor of philadelphia square off in a debate right here at channel6. but the big story on "action news" tonight is protests on the campus of
villanova university. students and members of the faculty marched in silence today to protest against the university's plans to have armed police on campus. villanova announced plans to arm a portion of its security force earlier this week. "action news" reporter john rawlins is live at villanova tonight. john, what are the objections and do you think today's protest represented a consensus on campus? >> reporter: well, as far as consensus, jim, no. you're going to hear there's a wide range of opinions here. protesters they numbered about 130 to 200 today as for their concerns, they don't like how the decision was made. they say it was made behind closed doors, that there was a lack of trance parent see. as for the decision itself they think the idea of introducing armed police officers here on campus does not reflect well on the university's core values. today's protest included a silent march across campus. this is