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their performances it's a fine day for all the weather is cooperating. cecily tynan is outside with a first look at the thanksgiving day forecast. it's a nice one. >> it is, thank goodness, we have had thanksgiving days when it's a soaking rain and bitter cold days but this is the opposite, it's warm and dry, we have a warming trepd all week long monday it was chilly, 43 degrees yesterday 50 and today's high in philadelphia 55 degrees that is 3 degrees above normal. buffalo 50 and pittsburgh 53 and roanoke, virginia, 51 degrees, satellite 6 along with action radar showing this high pressure is like a protective dome really up and down the eastern seaboard from new england to the mid-atlantic to the southeast, that is keeping us dry and relatively cloud free and that is perfect news if you are
traveling tonight, take a look at all of these travel delays, jfk and new york smooth and pittsburgh no delays. atlanta and dallas looks great and minneapolis the only hub reporting delays now with 27 minute delays. elsewhere looking good. your thanksgiving day forecast doesn't get much better than this. a mixture of sun and clouds and mild at 9:00 for the parade and 48 degrees and 3:00 up to 64 degrees, i am tracking warmer air for black friday, i'll have all the details on that coming up in the full accuweather forecast. >> cecily thank you, our coverage of thanksgiving eve continues with reporters, matt pellman has the traffic report and eva pilgram has the preparations for the thanksgiving day parade tomorrow. but first we go to nora muchanic
at the wegmans where it has been busy all day. >> get your battle gear on if you head to a supermarket tonight, people have waited until the last minute to do or finish their shopping for thanksgiving, that means supermarkets are a teeming mass of humanity tonight. last minute shoppers scramble here at the wegmans to pick up what they need for the family meal. >> i have family from turkey visiting and family from chicago visiting, it's panic mode. >> we are slitting up and coming back together. >> turkey, potatoes, yams, green beans everything you need for a traditional turkey dinner is being scooped up and there is tofu called tofurky.
>> we have a lot of folks coming. >> i am responsible for the dessert and the table centerpiece and wine and cheese. >> eileen was picking up two big boxes with dinner inside, she didn't feel like cooking. >> you let them cook for you like that idea? >> wonderful. >> mark came for a second bird because his guest list is growing irk we brought a big turkey breast. >> we live for this, it's normal for us, we are a busy store all year round. >> with all the carts in motion, there is occasional traffic jams in the aisles. >> it's a zoo. you need a traffic signal. >> i'll never do this again, shame on me. >> even if things are a bit hectic, people are looking forward to a special meal with family and friends. >> it's okay, crowded but people
are nice and polite. it's a happy time. >> i learned something new today if there is some last minute shoppers, don't buy a frozen turkey buy a fresh one, if you bought a 20 pound turkey tonight, it wouldn't be ready to put in the oven until sunday, that could cause problems at the dinner table tomorrow. nora muchanic, channel 6 "action news." >> uh-oh i might be in trouble. lets go live now to chopper 6 hd over eakins oval and the ben franklin parkway where preparations continue for the 6 abc dunkin' donuts thanksgiving day parade giant floats and marching bands, much more will be here tomorrow to celebrate the holiday officially. eva pilgram is live there now, rehearsals are going on all day for the big event? >> reporter: yes, it was really
busy out here today rick, we are counting down the hours now, you can see they hahave closed off this part of eakins oval, the only traffic is off of kelly drive, they are putting up barriers to get it closed down as they make the final preparations, we have just 10 hours until the 6 abc dunkin' donuts thanksgiving day parade steps off. the stage is set and rehearsals are done and thousands of kids are anxiously awaiting their moment in the spotlight. >> we are going to sing. >> my first year. >> we are doing it for the past four yours, we love the experience it is great. >> today was a run through for the parade and we got a look in the trucks where all the magic happens to bring you this parade from the parkway to your television. >> the cool thing about this parade it's designed not only for television but for the street itself. >> some of the moments we have in the parade, especially moment with carly lloyd is really,
really special. >> with the mild forecast on tap for thanksgiving, organizer his to make a few last minute changes to make space for what they predict to be a large crowd. >> wherever it is 50 degrees and above the crowds are enormous. >> for the kids performing in the parade the excitement is building. >> i told my grandparents and cousins and mom. >> don't think i have ever been on tv. >> for their families and countless others watching on the parkway or at home, this is part of their holiday celebration. >> it's a family tradition. i chaperone every single year, i'll be here tomorrow morning. >> with crowded events like this one, safety is always a concern, especially recently, parade organizers said there will be a heightened meets presence but that is to be proactive.
otherwise everything is the same including getting in to watch the parade from the route. eva pilgram, channel 6 "action news." >> all right thank you. of course 6 abc is the only place to see the parade from the comfort of your home tomorrow afternoon, join me and cecily tynan for all the holiday fun. the big thanksgiving get away is in full swing, drivers are delighted by the lowest gas prices in years and at the airport passengers see heightened security because of terrorist fears but president barack obama reassured americans saying there was no credible threated against the u.s. >> as americans travel this weekend to be with their loved ones, i want them to know that our koupter terrorism, intelligence and law enforcement officials at every level are working overtime. >> back here at 30th street
station amtrak had increased security for trains. >> i am not letting anybody, no terrorists no nothing to destroy or take my joy. >> how about that. >> new this year, on amtrak small dogs and cats are allowed on trains and they need their own reservation. >> speaking of travel, time now for the "action news" traffic report. >> lets bring it live to matt pellman. >> don't steal her joy, i hope she is not driving, it's not a joyous experience. backed up traffic from the schuylkill to the mid county tolls, since last i spoke with you there was a crash on the eastbound turnpike past 47, they have it pushed off to the side and speeds are in the teens and the delays are spilling back on to the blue route northbound, an accident in franconia township, shutting down 113.
speeds mostly in the teens and 20s on the schuylkill and 95. and restrictions around eakins oval with more restrictions at 6:00 and german town downed wires at queen lane at wissahickon avenue. we have three separate accidents, most of them off to the side and a lot of speeds are in the 20s southbound turnpike is also busy, i would stay local on 206 and kings highway. we'll check this mess again rick and monica in the next half hour. >> thank you. you can take 6abc.com along with you this thanksgiving, you can find stormtracker 6 live double scan and the hourly forecast from accuweather as well as the latest traffic conditions and traffic cameras on our area roadways. a pennsylvania state trooper shot in the shoulder yesterday is now out of the hospital, he
was in good spirits as he began his journey home. >> i want to thank everybody from the prayers and support, i am happy to go home for thanksgiving, lets go eagles. officer patrick casey was shot yesterday in the shootout on the vine street expressway, he was hit once in the shoulder and he told reporters today is he on the mend. >> i'm feeling much better. pretty harrowing experience? >> yes, you could say that. >> 17-year-old was trying to escape the traffic stop when he shot casey, conto is now faces charges and his bail is set at $3 million, they are still looking to question this man, 19-year-old lewis in connection with the case. more to come on "action news" at 5:00. -- don't interrupt. >> lots of laughs at the white
house for this annual tradition, the president himself had jokes up his sleeve and we'll show you. >> meet dylann he likes garbage trucks and what happens next is the stuff that dreams are made of. cecily tynan is back with the accuweather forecast, for the long holiday weekend. will there be rain? .
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the norristown community house is back open after part of it was stride by fire. crews are working to fix the at that timic, the pool and ballroom and garden room have all reopened thanks to help from the community. the community house has such deep roots in the communities and everyone is in such great support at the community house, and a lot of people pulled together to make it happen. >> the house's executive director says some of the house had to be moved but the annual tree lighting next month.
many folks are spending time in the kitchen tomorrow, if are you tackling the turkey this year, consumer reports says some of the old ways to prep the turkey is not always the best. ali gorman joins us with more at the big board. >> thankfully i will not be cooking but if you are, consumer reports has tips to make the job simpler and safer. >> a perfect roasted turkey is a perfect center city for thanksgiving, be careful how you prepare it. after removing the gizzards and thawing it don't wash it, it could create germs, as for stuffing break tradition don't put it inside the turkey, the potential for contamination for bacteria is not worth the risk.
>> you can save time by making good store board stuffing separately, the expert tasters recommend prep pep ridge farm herb stuffing. to give your turkey the golden brown skin give it a light coating of vegetable oil or cooking spray but once it's in the oven don't bast the bird. >> every time you open the oven door you let out heat and it could dry out. >> turkey has to cook to 165 degrees inside, don't rely on pop-up thunderstorm meters, consumer reports found that most they tested were not accurate either popping too early or too late. use an instant read polar
thermometer. take the temperature from the thickest part of the thigh or the breast of the turkey. and about 80% of turkeys are frozen, if yours is not thawing as fast as you like, emersion the turkey in cold water and change the water every 30 minutes, allowing 30 minutes per pound of turkey, this is what food safety experts say to do. don't leave it out on the counter that could make the bacteria multiply quicker. coming up your full accuweather forecast.
>> for months there say fierce competition between a bunch of turkeys trying to win their way into the white house. >> president obama talking turkey and republican politics, but two real turkeys named honest and abe, this was the pardoning of the turkey. honest and abe are both 18-year-old 40 pound turkeys, they will spend their remaining days not in the oven but on a farm in virginia.
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time for accuweather at the "action news" big board, keep an eye on the holiday forecast and some pretty pictures. >> this show what's a great start to the holiday weekend, this was captured from the pagoda overlooking reading, you can see clear skies and a comfortable start to the holiday weekend and we'll keep the clear skies in the overnight hours, temperatures now 50 in philadelphia, made it up to 55 and that is 3 degrees above normal. millville 46 and cape may 49 and wilmington 48 degrees. satellite 6 along with action radar showing a whole lot of nothing going on, high pressure
is over new england, this forces the air to sink, it sweezs the moisture out from the atmosphere so clear skies tonight ain full moon tonight so a great night for the night before thanksgiving, if you are traveling, it will be chilly, 37 for center city and 28 for the suburbs, winds from the southeast at 3 to 6 miles per hour. the parade forecast doesn't get much better than this. light winds 3 to 6 miles per hour, the balloon handlers, we have a lot of families that go back year after year after year. it's an easy job this year. 8:00, 44 degrees, but by 10:00 already 51 and by noon, up to 59 degrees, future tracker showing as we head through the afternoon, 52 degrees by 2:30, and some clouds begin to move in off the ocean and it clouds up overnight into friday morning, if you are heading out to do some shopping, plenty of clouds
at 6:00 in the morning, temperatures close to 50 already and then temperatures really warming up as we head through the day, the record on friday, philadelphia, i do not think we'll be near that record 73 in 1896, but allentown and reading and the poconos and the atlantic city airport, all of those records are in jeopardy, winds generally out of the southwest ahead of a cold front that, brings us the warmest weather for the week. beautiful for thanksgiving, have a great one with your friends and family and friday the clouds burn off by the afternoon and very warm, 68 degrees and then things change through the weekend, a cold front moves in on saturday, and clouds with occasional showers and not a lot of rain, 67 degrees and that front stalls over us on sunday, cloudy and damp, and monday high pressure builds in and brings us the return of dry weather, tonight is a great night to join
adam joseph on the steps of the art museum, and getting consider size too, run adam run, faster. my job is never done i swear, we were down at the bottom checking out the fest visit -- and santa has a lot of steps to go up. and the same time the philadelphia museum of art, is getting ready to kick off their first ever tree lighting ceremony, we have the angelic voices of the haddonfield singers, wait until you hear them. and a special guest helping to light the tree in the next half hour. >> more to come, a trio of unlikely furry friends that bonded through heart ache get their happily ever after. and the eagles are in detroit hungry for a thanksgiving win against the lions tomorrow. jeff skversky is live with a
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hello again, here is what is happening on "action news" tonight. protesters continue to flood chicago streets in the wake of the release of police video showing the killing of a teen and many are asking why it took some long? and do you recognize the man in the coat highlighted there, philadelphia police believe he may have been abducted while visiting a bank and a lifelong friendship forged over garbage of all things. this little boy bonded with his trash collector. and now disturbing dash-cam video showing the killing of a chicago teenager at the hands of a police officer, activists and protesters took to the streets demanding answers, it took more than a year to release the tape showing the killing of laquan mcdonald. >> reporter: a call for answers and accountability.
>> not only shocking and sad but infuriating. >> this from community leaders and activists, reacting to this dash-cam video, the video captured the moment that chicago police officer jason vandyke opened fire on laquan mcdonald, we froze the video here but after mcdonald collapsed vandyke kept shooting, 16 bullets in 15 seconds. >> it's unfathomable and unacceptable, it would take a year when all the facts in this case was known the night it happened. >> the shooting occurs more than a year ago, and it began with police responding to a report of a support with a knife breaking into cars and this shows another officer kicking a knife away from mcdonald's body. >> at the end of the day i would rather take my time and get it
right than rush to judgment and get it wrong. >> calling the investigation complex on tuesday prosecutors announced murder charges against vandyke, the same day the court order led to the release of the video. >> but some upset protesters are demanding the city's top cop to resign. >> meantime, vandyke's attorney says this is not a murder case, saying the officer opened fire fearing for his life. the first of six baltimore police officers will go on trial this monday in the death of freddie gray back in april, gray died from a severed spine while in police custody, his death sparked outrage and violence protests throughout the baltimore area, now each of the six officers involved will be tried separately. officer william porter will be the first one. >> now to the latest on the on
going terror investigation in europe. french lawmakers continue strikes against syria. meantime authorities continue to search for ten people in belgium suspected of being terror threats, meanwhile schools reopened after a virtual shut down of the city, but threat levels remain at their highest and armed officers remain at the ready. disciplinary action against the american soldiers and air men that struck a hospital run by doctors without borders, the commander there admitted it was a tragic mistake and violated the rules of engagement by hitting the hospital. general john campbell says the crew that killed and wounds dozens of civilians are being disciplined and they will
rebuild the hospital. world news with david muir will have more on the bombing and the killing of the chicago teenager, can you watch all of that following "action news" at 6:00. images of turkey and all the trimmings are in the minds of many. but before you can begin people are taking to the roads and skies to get to their holiday destination. this is a live look right now, conditions on the schuylkill expressway -- we won't do it. take our word for it it's pretty clear, clear conditions are making for a much easier ride home this evening and the same is true for travelers at philadelphia international airport there are no major delays to report and that is pretty much the case for airports across the country as well. >> luckily we have a pretty fantastic forecast for thanksgiving too. cecily tynan has more on that. >> reporter: thank mother nature, i'm just forecasting the
weather, i wish i could take credit for this, a boring forecast just what we want as we kick off the holiday weekend, double scan live radar looks like a base map but if you look closely you see a couple of showers in illinois and a few more in louisiana and florida. but really the high pressure is what is in control of the weather and that high pressure keeps us dry as we warm up through the next few days, traveling tonight is looking great, we don't see this often, boston, chicago, orlando, atlanta, newark, jfk, we are looking at no delays at all thanks to the clear conditions and dry conditions. if you are driving also looking good, i-95 to boston it's dry and same south to richmond and heading west on the pennsylvania turnpike it's dry and i am tracking showers for the second half of your holiday weekend. i'll have the detales in the full accuweather forecast seven-day forecast. >> thank you. lets head to matt pellman
live in the traffic center with an update tonight. >> i can't blame it on cecily but in spots this traffic is a little bit of a turkey. like this spot. this is delaware county, 95 northbound by 452 an accident scene knocking out the left lane, police and penndot are on the scene and traffic is jammed coming away from naaman's road and normal on the betsy ross bridge and speeds in the 30s on the schuylkill expressway and restrictions around eakins oval because of parade preps, including the closure of jfk boulevard and those don't end until tomorrow afternoon. a crash eastbound on 476 and speeds in the 20s coming east of valley forge. and we have three accidents this afternoon on 295 southbound all
off to the side now but a lot of speeds still in the 30s and njt's buses and patco running on a holiday schedule and septa follows suit tomorrow. be careful and call a cab, historically this is one of the most dangerous nights of the year on the roadways. be safe, back over to you. >> thank you. you can take 6abc.com with you this thanksgiving, you'll find stormtracker 6 live double scan and the hourly forecast from accuweather and the latest traffic conditions and the traffic cameras on area roadways. philadelphia detectives are investigating a possible abduction from a philadelphia bank, this is service video from the wells fargo branch on oxford circle, the man with dread locks punched the man on the left and forced him outside into a silver mini, van and witnesses heard him saying, i don't want to go with you. the delaware county council
could have to take measures if they don't pass a budget soon. they expressed concern over the fate of county sponsored programs for seniors and the mentally ill. programs would have to be suspended next month and point the finger at pennsylvania tom wolf. and they said the democrats in the legislature are the ones to blame. >> how do we keep our parks open and liquor store open and not fund young victims of abuse and neglect, it's time for the governor to reassess his priorities. >> they are the ones setting the agenda now, they are the ones who decided to send us home and decided we should not be in harrisburg because it's the first day of hunting season. >> they are nearing 150 days without a budget. >> tomorrow is thanksgiving and the holiday season is in full
swing and what better way to celebrate than music, lights and a festive tree. adam joseph is live on the museum steps with an outdoor adventure. >> this is the very first official lighting of the museum of arts stately white fir christmas tree, over 50 feet tall and 40,000 lights on the industry. you got to wait because we have quite the crowd as you can see here. you guys excited to see this tree! >> yeah! >> we officially begin the holiday season for the museum and i have here the president of the museum. you'll be doing the countdown. >> i'm doing the count down. >> who is doing the hard work? >> these guys they are lighting the tree. good job. >> we'll go up there and light this tree. and kick off a month of festivities for the museum. you guys have so many things
planned. >> a fantastic place to ring in the holiday season, we have a lot of things happening over the holiday season, fantastic, come inside but enjoy all of philadelphia. >> absolutely rick and monica we are lighting the tree with the seven day coming up in about 10 minutes. >> you ready? >> can't wait. well, another thanksgiving eve tradition for 6 abc is coming up tonight on "action news" at 11:00, our own dann cuellar will have his annual thanksgiving day preview with fun and a few surprises, he will be streaming exclusive video on his facebook page. join us for the annual 6 abc dunkin' donuts thanksgiving day parade, if you are not planning to be there on the parkway sit in front of tv for all the fun, cecily tynan and rick williams will host the festivities starting at 8:30 tomorrow
morning. >> that is awful formal you can say rick. much more to come on "action news" at 5:00 tonight including a south jersey boy whose friendship with his local garbage collector will warm your heart. and eagles in detroit tonight hoping to turn the losing tide against the lions, jaime has the details from the motor city and we head back out to adam with the tree lighting is just a few minutes away.
we have a happy update to a story that "action news" brought you earlier this week about a trio of unlikely furry friends that formed a bond of the the animal league of berks county says that the pot belly pig and her best friends, did get adopted. someone left them back in september all together and the shelter is trying to adopt them out as a three some ever since and they were inundated with applications and they made a decision today. triple p will head to their new home in york county on friday. good for them. a good story.
>> christmas came early for one gloucester xoint toddler, this is dylan kaine his mom says he is beyond obsessed with garbage trucks, and he and his mom go over to a friends house every thursday. he showed up with presents, a hat and toy truck and mini garbage can. >> he says that dylan was so happy he did a little dance. >> how sweet. >> eagles hoping to gobble up the lions tomorrow in detroit. jammy is here with that. >> other than looking forward to your turkey and pumpkin pie, there is no reason to be optimistic, the eagles it turned out have never lost on thanksgiving, 6-0 all time. with that we head live to detroit where the eagles hope to feast on lions, because another loss would be lumps in our gravy jeff skversky.
>> this is a big one tomorrow on thanksgiving, how about lane johnson telling us that the eagles are hungry and of course they were embarrassed after what happened sunday against tampa, they want to take it out on the lions tomorrow, here is the problem, the birds are banged up and the quarterback situation unresolved and they don't know who will start. sam bradford was a full go at practice but is listed as questionable tomorrow. lets look at sam bradford and the eagles arriving in detroit, within the last two hours, bradford is a game time decision and he has not taken game time reps at all. it's been a short week -- >> you know i think actually since it was a sort week, coach kelly is taking care of us, a mental week going over the detroit lions, everybody is feeling good and with it being a
short week, everybody is ready to go play and get that bad taste out of their mouths and what better day to play than thanksgiving. >> especially for the eagles, they have the highest winning percentage in nfl history on thanksgiving and they have not lost here in detroit since 1977. and they need all of that to work out for them. tomorrow on thanksgiving. jeff skvers jeff skvers jeff skversky channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. if there is one thing to be thankful for it's temple football, our saving grace, there is a lot on the line for them on saturday, they host uconn, their last home game and a win will win them a spot in the acc conference game and a bowl berth, this is a big game but matt rule does not want them to know that. if we make it senior day or win
this get this or ten wins, we won't play well. but we have a chance to play football against connecticut a team that beat us two years ago and we beat last year, a team that is tough and physical and we'll play well and you have a better chance of getting the things that come along with winning. >> as much as fans are upset with chip kelly, they are in love with that guy. everyone is embracing him. it's the holidays. and of course, everyone wants to get online at once. to watch things. buy things. but slow internet makes it hard. that's why it's time to get fios. it has the fastest internet and wifi available. with speeds from 50 to 500 megs. and right now, you'll get 50 meg fios internet, tv and phone for 79.99 a month online for your first year.
lets hea d back out to meteorologist, adam joseph, live on the art museum steps. >> reporter: this is the first here at the museum of art where they are lighting a 50 foot white fir christmas tree, the kickoff of the holiday season and a month of events at the museum is going to happen. gail is up there addressing the crowd and warming them up before we light this tree, and she has a few helpers to flip the switch, first forecast, beautiful now and we see the full beaver moon on the horizon lifting up high and temperatures not bad in the 40s and 50s in the region, topping off in the
middle 50s today with a lot of that sunshine. so as we take a look at the satellite and radar, the eastern half of the country, it's quiet at the present time and you are starting to see clouds building and omaha and wichita as storms build and bring a front our way as we get into the weekend on saturday and sunday, for tonight enjoy that full moon, not a cloud in the sky, seasonably chilly and light winds out of the east-southeast 3 to 6 miles per hour with the air temperatures 28 to 37, the parade forecast couldn't be better, partly sunny light wind 3 to 6 miles per hour and great forecast for everyone in the parade, the spectators the fans and the balloon handlers and the fans, and at 10:00, 51 and noon temperatures rising to 60 degrees, as we look at friday, high pressure really bringing the southwesterly winds our way, in the morning we see low clouds and in the afternoon sun returns and turns mild near record high
temperatures, around 68 degrees, the cold front is waiting in the wings in the ohio valley, on saturday the front is closing in and that will bring a dreary stretch over the weekend with on and off showers as well and temperatures dipping back to 57. as we look at the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, nice and mild here for tomorrow, 64 degrees, friday morning, the clouds giving way to a very mild afternoon, 68, and cloudy with on and off showers on saturday and a period of heavy rain possible on sunday and 50 degrees, bright and cool here on monday at 49 degrees, as we get into tuesday and wednesday, the front lifts back off to the north and we have temperatures into the lower 50s, all right gail is awaiting us to finish the forecast and now she is officially going to give the countdown. >> we need your help to do the official countdown.
>> 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1! woo hoo! over 4,000 lights on that tree right now, and a butte of star above, and in the background now we have the haddonfield magical singers addressing the crowd and bringing those angellic voices, how hard was that to lift, it wasn't hard. >> it is a lot of electricity pushed into that tree there, high five on that. the crowd really enjoying it. lets pan around, you can see the amount of people that did show up for this, the first lighting of the philadelphia museum of art christmas tree, that says -- are you guys ready for the
holidays? >> yea! >> are you sticking around for the parade tomorrow? >> yea! >> hey buddy, he just came up to me, look at this hat, the little faux hawk, i need one of these. happy thanksgiving to all of them. good job. >> we want to tell you more about the weather 6abc.com/weather, your go to resource throughout the thanksgiving holiday weekend and check back with the street level radar and be prepared for whatever mother nature brings.
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kathleen kane from office but the big story is thanksgiving eve in the tri-state area, and hundreds of thousands of people are taking planes, trains and automobiles to be with loved ones for the holidays and it appears that travellers are undaunted by terrorist fears. motorists are seeing their lowest gas prices in years, the average price of unleaded $2.05 per gallon, you can not put a price on good weather. cecily tynan is at the big board. >> temperatures are warming up as we head towards thanksgiving, monday a chill in the air and 42 degrees and yesterday's high was 50 and today 53 degrees,