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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. it's 6:00 a.m. on this tuesday february 2nd. here's what's happening. >> embattled comedian bill cosby preparing to fight his case in court. what his defense team will argue that could get the rape charges against him thrown out. >> tragic new developments in a crash involving a pedestrian who was walking along the roosevelt boulevard. >> and iowa caucuses had a winner an cliffhanger. we'll break it down at the big board. >> first up we'll get a look at your accuweather and track. what was that head to karen rogers and dave murphy. good morning. >> we have an issue to talk about even though it really concerns tomorrow but let's go ahead and get into your heads and then we'll get onto the forecast. there's a flood watch that has been posted. it kicks in tomorrow at noon, doesn't end until late thursday afternoon,y and you can see all the counties affected. this is because of a bands of
heavy rain combined with high temperatures and snow melt. even the schuylkill river might run a little bit high. the system that's going to give us all this is back by omaha and wichita pushing in towards saint louis over to the east you can see how we've got sun on the way in philadelphia and actually a pretty nice one. we're at 37 degrees right now in the city. blow freezing up north in places like allentown and reading and out toward lancaster so maybe a little icy patch on the sidewalk up there and you could have an icy windshield to scrape in the i-95 corridor. over all it will be another mild pretty nice one today. lots of sunshine, light winds. by 11 o'clock we're at 43. by 1 o'clock 47 and we'll get a high of 50 today. not quite as nice as yesterday's 59 but still well above average. more on future tracker6 showing the arrival that of rain and we'll run down the various issues with flooding coming up in that exclusive accuweather seven day. karen. >> dave we're basically dry out there this morning. a little bit damp from yesterday in some of your roads so be careful about that. looking live on 422. this is past oaks just a little bit of building volume
eastbound coming from royersford or phoenixville. so far looking pretty good on 422. we had a disabled vehicle here in collegeville. it was stuck on first avenue. it has since cleared. they towed that away. things looking better. a new accident in chalfont. we're hearing it's a serious one with someone trapped. township line road at walters road. police fire crews all coming to the scene right now. this is a new accident happening in bucks county on township line road. on the big picture here overall the speeds are still in pretty good shape. the blue route 55, the schuylkill mostly in the upper 40's and 50's and i-95 looking at 43 miles an hour southbound at girard. a few areas of construction, though. don't forget the falls bridge is officially closed now until april 1st. we also have that long term construction closing portions of monument road near belmont. so look for that to be a bit of a problem as well. and we also have art museum drive closed all week for construction and that's going to cause some problems there as well. other than there your main roads looking pretty good so far, matt and tam. >> sounds good. thanks karen. a hearing is scheduled in
montgomery county today that could help decide in a sex assault case against bill cosby can go forker. >> his lawyers are working to get the case thrown out. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live in norristown with a preview. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam and matt. that's right, it's all happening here today at the montgomery county courthouse. bill cosby's attorneys are pushing for the sex assault charges to be dropped much it's unclear if cosby himself will testify here today. today bill cosby's attorneys will ask a judge to throw out the only criminal case against him out of dozens of accusations for molesting women. his attorneys will argue that 78-year-old cosby had a deal in 2005 with then district attorney bruce castor that cosby wouldn't be prosecuted in exchange for his testimony in accuser andrea constand's civil lawsuit. but current district attorney kevin steele says cosby would have needed an immunity agreement in writing to avoid prosecution. in his deposition cosby admitted that he had a number
of affairs, had obtained quaaludes to give women before sex and gave constand a former temple university employee pills when she visited his home in 2004. cosby claimed their encounter was consentual. constand said she was drugged and violated. his testimony was leased last year. his case reopened and then he was charged with felony sexual assault. and it is expectd to be packed here today not only do they have the primary courtroom where the proceedings are taking place, they also have an overflow courtroom for all the additional reporters that they expect here today. this all gets under way at 9:30. we're live in norristown, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." >> ♪ >> now many political pundits this morning saying it was not supposed to be this close for hillary clinton again, but close it was. too close to call in fact. now, let's take a look at the numbers this morning as they stand. at this point clinton has a slight edge in the number of
delegates 22 to 21 over bernie sanders but one is still outstanding. however, clinton's campaign is claiming victory. now, meanwhile on the republican side, donald trump did not live up to expectations ahead of the caucus while ted cruz did better than predicted and here are the final numbers for the republican side. as you can see, cruz won with 30 percent while trump and rubio were close lined each with 26 percent. now, marco rubio had a stronger showing than expected. meanwhile after the numbers were tallied, there were two announcements made from each side. on the republican side mike huckabee suspended his campaign as did democrat martin o'malley who you saw got 0 percent of the caucus vote. now "action news" will be back on the campaign trail for the first primary in the country. "action news" anchor monica malpass reports from manchester, new hampshire starting this sunday. matt, back to you. >> speaking of which, erin,
governor chris christie is hoping to rescue his campaign in the new hampshire primary which is one week from today. he kicked off his bus tore in the granite state yesterday during the caucuses. the new jersey governor held two town halls to rally voters ahead of the state's february 9th contest. christie is hoping to provide an establishment alternative to iowa winner ted cruz and donald trump. >> ♪ new on "action news," three people are recovering from a nasty crash in delaware overnight. it happened along the 2300 block of falkland road and price's corner new castle county at 1:00 a.m. police say the car was speeding when the driver lost control, hit a parked car and a a utility pole and finally stopped in a snow bank. rescuers had to cut the driver out of the car. two passengers were also hurt. the crash is under investigation. >> it is 6:06 and tragic new developments on a story we brought you as breaking news at 11:00. a man is dead after being hit by several cars in northeast philadelphia. it happened shortly after 8 o'clock on roosevelt boulevard near harbison avenue. police say the man was
partially clothed running in the southbound outer lanes when he was hit by a car. the impact was so hard police say he was thrown and hit by possibly three more vehicles. >> the behavior that he was displaying, the fact that he was wearing just underwear, it's the wintertime and he's running along the boulevard waving his arms wildly in the air singing loudly there's a pretty good possibility this individual was suffering from mental health issues. >> police say the original striking vehicle did stop. >> say hello to more mel what toast. the biggest airline at philadelphia international airport has decided to pass out free eats again. maribel aber is live at the nasdaq in times square with the story. hi, maribel. >> reporter: hi there, matt. american airlines bringing back free snacks so passengers on flights early in the day will be offered cookies. flyers later in the day will get a choice of cookies or pretzels. american which has the majority of flights at philadelphia international airport stopped offering the free snacks back in 2003 but airline profits are soaring
now giving carriers the flexibility to add perks. stocks recovered from early selling and finished little change in yesterday's trading. right now futures are pointing to looks like a lower open. dow futures were down a hundred points. latest figures on auto sales due out later today. americans are spending more than ever on gas guzzling suv's and trucks. 69 percent of the cash spent on new vehicles last year went toward the light trucks category. that's a record high and came as gas prices plunged. the category includes everything from big pickups to suv's and minivans. matt and tam with the oil glut don't expect gas prices to go up any time soon. >> thanks maribel. remember this happened last night though. people were buying all these suv's in the 2000's and gas prices shot up and that were like what. i doing to do with this car. >> i know, yeah. storm tracker6 live double scan right now and we have no precipitation out there as we take a look outside, clear skies. the promise of plenty of sunshine over the airport. and elsewhere across the region. and we're off to a chilly start.
little chillier than yesterday but not a bad day ahead certainly. 37 degrees right now in philadelphia. 35 in wilmington. 35 in trenton. close to the freezing mark. might have to chisel some ice off your windshield in the i-95 corridor and more of the same up to the north and west. in fact below freezing in places like allentown reading even northern bucks and montgomery county and in those places you might have more of that melting snow refreezing on sidewalks, et cetera, so be careful of that this morning. but overall today is looking good. we are looking at plenty of sunshine obviously, a lack of cloud cover on satellite, will be more cloud cover streaking in towards western pennsylvania and we might see some of that high cloud cover start to overtake us as the day goes on. overall, though, lots of sunshine, cool but nice with a high of 47 up in the lehigh valley. and down the shore, we're going for a mild high of 48 degrees, mostly sunny and winds on the light side. ly in philadelphia, a high of 50 this afternoon, mostly sunny and mild a-little cooler than yesterday but still well above average and with those light winds that kind of adds to the comfortable feel. overnight we'll dip all the way to 41 but that's still well above average for the
overnight low. so, mild tonight for this part of the year. increasing clouds and toward dawn there is the chance of a sprinkle or a light shower. those are going to get to be more pronounced as we go into tomorrow afternoon. speaking of which, here comes tomorrow. we've got a cold front out to the west, warm front to the north. we'll be in the warm sector getting up to 63 degrees for a high tomorrow. that will be a record if we hit it but the big story tomorrow is that high pressure line of heavy rain forced through the region by this approaching front. heavy afternoon rain totaling maybe an inch to an inch and a quarter. when you combine that with the melting snow he we'll get plenty of that with the rain and this high of 63 there is the possibility of some flooding out there. we'll handle the rain first of all on future tracker six. by 6:00 in the morning it's just a sprinkle around. by noon, it looks like most of the rain is probably over allentown, reading and lancaster but certainly beginning to be significant at that point up there. and then by 5 o'clock, it's really rolling right through the i-95 corridor. don't be surprised if we get a thunderstorm mixed in with this and the whole thing is off the coast by about 9 o'clock. the major impacts, poor
drainage area flooding especially along streets. that's going to be an issue where that snow melt is backing up the storm drains. we could see creeks and streams run high as well and even the schuylkill river could experience minor to moderate flooding and again a flood watch kicks in at noon tomorrow ahead of this heavy rain and doesn't end until thursday afternoon because it will take awhile for those waters to recede. sunny and still mild today for ground hog day. 50 degrees is your high. tomorrow we've got rain combining with snow melt producing some likely flooding and a high of 63. again a report setter tomorrow. then on thursday the flooding may linger for awhile during the day but we're looking at a dry day with some sun returning and a high of 50. and then we cool down on friday. looks like that coastal storm is well off the coast so we'll go for sunshine and 44. saturday 46. sunday 44. and the next chance of precipitation looks like rain on monday. >> i can deal with that. >> yes. >> it's my favorite day. >> yeah, it is. >> only your favorite day. >> thanks, david. 6:11. travel alert. tourism officials weigh in on
the zika virus threat now that it's been declared a local emergency. >> passengers get delayed when delta workers duke it out on a plane. karen. >> flashing lights. a disabled tractor-trailer off to the shoulder here. this is route one southbound approaching the turnpike. we're going to have a live check of i-95. i think we have a jam-up there and a couple of accidents to talk about coming up. >> and winning super bowl cities seem to have something else in common when it comes to what happens after the gam game. that's later in the morning buzz. >> ♪
>> ♪ >> welcome back. taking a live look there, the view into center city. quiet tuesday morning. 6:15, 38 degrees right now. >> what you're seeing out there on the roads karen. >> just a little bit of volume. it's not too bad yet. it will get worse. but fortunately no for now look. this is a live look at allegheny so 95 southbound starting to get that volume here approaching cottman and again if approaching allegheny to girard. not a major delay just yet on i-95. roads in some spots a little bit damp. we've got an accident here on township line road at walters road in chalfont bucks county and those areas temperatures below freezing so you do want to be careful to the north and west. here's an accident that sounds serious. an emergency workers are
telling us someone is trapped in the wreckage in this vehicle so we have police and emergency workers all coming to the scene here on township line road. so watch for a little bit of congestion there. here's a new accident. upper gwynedd township on broad street at allentown road. we're hearing it's blocking a lane. we also have police on the scene with this one. it's just some construction in cherry hill but it will mess you up a little bit because it's blocking the right lane on 70 eastbound. you know that's busy at cuthbert boulevard. crews staying out there until 3 o'clock so all during the day with one lane blocked that will be a bit of an issue for you there. let's look at the temperatures right now. you see it's below freezing. in fact just in the 20's in the northwest. 23 in martin's creek, 28 cake 28 quakertown. 30 saint davids and chester but a little bit better in center city. you're at '37 but only 29 in browns mills, 30 in cinnaminson. below freezing in some spots. 31 in glassboro. i had ice on the windshield. might need to scrape it off. a high of 50. nice this afternoon, matt. >> thanks karen. new on "action news" delta
airlines has apologized to customers on a flight that diverted when two flight attendants came to blows. the altercation happened last month on the flight from los angeles to minneapolis. the captain decided to land in salt lake city delaying the flight more than an hour. delta says the actions of the crew members do not reflect the professionalism of employees. the spokeswoman though wouldn't say if the attendants were punished. >> new on "action news" a california inmate awaiting trial for a gang related murder is out of jail after being released by mistake. 37-year-old steven lawrence wright was accidentally released from an l.a. county jail saturday. wright had been behind bars since 2011 following his arrest for the gang related deadly shooting. a task force has been formed to try to track wright down. >> 6:17. still ahead in the morning buzz the toddler who just learned how to walk and then quickly mastered the snowboard. david. >> that's something. all right, we're dressing the kids relatively warmly today because we have dipped down into the 30's in most neighborhoods, some spots below freezing.
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what's with them? oh, those two? they're always fighting for attention. there's more to a legendary city than its legends. plan your legendary stay at visitphilly.com >> happy ground hog day everybody. i feel like spring is coming. i feel like it's going to come. let's look outside live in frazier chester county, this is 202 northbound at 401. so we were looking at this just a second ago and there was an accident. do you see that snowy spot there in the road? there was a vehicle facing sideways. he was able to straighten out and pull out of there but watch for a little bit of heavy traffic here coming north of route 30 by that. this is 202 at 401 and watching the right lane with some of that snow kind of creeping in on the roadway there. this is chalfont bucks county and the chopper6 is headed to the scene right now. a serious accident on township line road at walters road, dave. >> all right, karen on the big board this morning we have cool numbers below freezing in the northern and western suburbs. about the mid to upper 30's in the i-95 corridor.
by 7:00 probably about 36. notice all the sunshine today, though. light winds and like yesterday we will be mild. it won't be quite as mild but a high of 50 as 3 o'clock. our average high is in the low 40's across the immediate region. if we take a look at the airport this morning, we had some issues with fog in atlanta and orlando. let's see if that's cleared up. interception still there. no major delays yet but as the air traffic gets a little bit busier these might be towns to watch. orlando and atlanta with fog. remember tomorrow tam we've got that heavy rain coming and possibility of flooding. >> thank you david. the world health organization has declared the explosive spread of the zika virus a global emergency. the virus is carried by mosquitos is that spreading quickly through several south side american and caribbean countries. public health officials are concerned over the potential link to birth defects. the cdc is warning people not to travel to areas where the virus is reported. puerto rican neighborhood luis travels home every six weeks.
he says now he'll be more cautious. >> when i go before the zika was out i wouldn't really put repellant on me. this i'm i think i will. >> travel agency cheap caribbean says new book having not been impacted. >> flyers hit the ice tonight for the first time following the all-star break. they play eight games in 13 days beginning with montreal. the flyers are five points out of the final playoff spot. the denver broncos and the carolina panthers took part in media day last night. quarterbacks peyton manning and cam newton talked about their mutual respect for one another. >> he's been a great passer, he's been a great runner, he's been a great leader. you don't go 17 and one as your starting quarterback without being awesome. >> peyton is a player that is like a one of one type of guy. and i say that because it's never one before him, there probably will never be another one after him. he's been a person that made
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they'll make the call right there while we're watching live. gobbler's knob. if phil sees his shadow prediction is for the u.s. to have six more weeks winner. if he doesn't his handlers say expect warmer temperatures and an early spring. phil's prediction has been right 13 times and wrong 15 times since 1988. we'll see how he does when they get the funk going. >> time for your morning buzz. if that wasn't enough. this is russell simmons part of a growing lit of celebrities donating to flint. the michigan city is suffering from a public health crisis as high levels of lead have contaminated its water source. simmons delivered cases of bottled water to a number of flint homes monday morning. later hundreds of people gathered for a town hall meeting with him and other activists. >> ♪
>> the question is do they understand what group they're a part of? for super bowl 50 the nfl brought together some actual super bowl babies. according to studies, nine months after super bowl victory, winning cities see a rise in births. that's to the tune of seal's can kiss from a rose. the entire promo elude to their fact that each group was conceived on a night a super bowl was played. speaking of babies this toddler barely knows how to walk but she's already taking on the slopes on the snowboard. this is 14 month old sloane henderson. she hit the slopes in park city utah last week. the video has gone viral. see much more of baby sloane and her snowboarding skills this morning on "good morning america." looks like we have a future winter olympic star there guys. back to you. >> she's doing more at 14 months than i have done in life on the slopes. it is 6:27 and meteorologist dave murphy is tracking a chilly start with
some icy spots out there. >> also ahead turf wars over a proposed stadium on temple's campus. >> ♪ the new caramel macchiato from dunkin' donuts. uplift your mood with hand-crafted layers of espresso, milk, and a caramel-flavored swirl. from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., indulge in a medium hot or iced latte or macchiato for $1.99. america runs on dunkin'.
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end until late thursday afternoon and that's because we are expecting a band of heavy rain on wednesday afternoon and evening. and then melting snow will continue to raise that water level probably produce some poor drainage area flooding and creeks streams and even the schuylkill river could see some degree of flooding starting wednesday afternoon and it play not be over until late thursday. for now that system that's going to provide us with the rain and warmer air that will help increase snow melt is back by saint louis and oma nebraska and over in the east you see a lack of cloud cover. we have one real nice day ahead of that rain. 37 degrees right now, cool to start out. just 25 in allentown, 24 in reading, watch out for a refreeze up in those areas. and a little bit of ice on the windshield is possible in the i-95 corridor this morning. overall today is a pretty nice one, though. lots of sunshine, 39 by 9 o'clock. 43 by 11 o'clockly by 1 o'clock, 47 and we'll see a high of 50 around 3 o'clock. not quite as mild as yesterday but still well above average. more on future tracker6 with tomorrow's rain and more on what we can expect with there flooding, karen, coming up in
the seven day. >> all right dave. doesn't take long to get a jam on 95 and that's what we're seeing as we look lie approaching cottman. starting to jam academy to cottman and approaching allegheny to girard its a 27 minute ride from woodhaven to the vine. seeing that delay kick in southbound as you head towards center city. in bensalem bucks county we have this disabled tractor-trailer. it's off to the side but you want to watch for it here if you are on route one southbound approaching the pennsylvania turnpike. look for that off to the side right there. in new britain township bucks county we have a serious accident here. chopper6 headed to the scene right now and we're hearing someone is trapped in the wreckage of one of the vehicles here so we have police, fire crews, emergency crews all coming to township line road at walters road. if you're in this area stick to hilltown pike and sellersville road to avoid the delay there. also an accident in upper gwynedd township. this one on broad street and allentown road. let's take one more live look outside. this is what it looks like in new jersey. not a bad start to the day, right. roads in some spots a little bit damp and in fact you might
need to scrape are windshield with areas below freezing in a few spots. this is 42 northbound traffic at creek road. i'd say just some volume building here matt and tam. >> okay, thank you karen. >> ♪ well, there was plenty of drama to start the voting in the 2016 presidential race. >> while the gop victory is clear democrats still trying to sort things out to determine their party's winner in the iowa caucuses. some precincts decided to award delegates with a coin toss. it is a rare but longstanding procedure to break ties. >> let's turn to erin o'hearn, she's live at the big board. she'll break down the numbers for us. good morning, erin. >> reporter: good morning matt and tam. we have been monitoring the returns all morning long. now, ted cruz as you can see won a majority of the delegates on the republican side of the race. it is too close to call on the democratic side although hillary clinton's campaign is now claiming victory. the associated press has given hillary clinton a slight edge in the numbers of delegates 22
to 21 but one is still outstanding. >> people of iowa have sent a very profound message to the political establishment. >> reporter: hillary clinton focused on the future when addressing supporters. >> i am excited about really getting into the debate with senator sanders about the best way forward to fight for us and america. >> reporter: trump had led republican polls ahead of the caucuses but in the end ted cruz came out on top. >> tonight is a victory for courageous conservatives across iowa and all across this great nation. >> reporter: but trump didn't seem to be fazed by the loss. >> we will go on to easily beat hillary or bernie. >> reporter: and marco rubio finished stronger than polls suggested. >> tonight we have taken the first step but an important step towards winning this
election. >> reporter: well after the numbers came in democrat martin o'malley and republican mike muck huckabee who you see here both announced they were suspending their campaigns. back to you. >> erin thank you. "good morning america" has continuing coverage from iowa coming up at 7:00 a.m. right after "action news." >> ♪ >> 6:35 and new this morning, a house fire near the jersey shore left two people injured. the flames broke out along the 100 block of cleveland avenue in somers point atlantic county after midnight. two people are being treater for smoke inhalation. there's no word on what sparked the fire. >> happening today a hearing could rev up or drop the brake on the criminal case against bill cosby. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live outside the montgomery county courthouse in norristown. katherine is going to be very busy around there today. >> reporter: oh, it's going to be packed here today, tam. they've set up overflow courtroom because they don't think the primary courtroom where the proceedings are taking place is going to be enough. that overflow courtroom is for all the additional reporters that are expected for this
hearing today. at issue is whether this case should proceed. it's unclear if bill cosby himself will testify today. dozens of accusations and of molesting women but this is the only criminal case leveled against him. today attorneys for bill cosby will ask the judge to throw out the case. they'll argue that 78-year-old cosby had a deal in 2005 with then district attorney bruce castor that cosby wouldn't be prosecuted in exchange for his testimony in the accuser andrea constand's civil lawsuit. in his deposition, cosby admitted that he had a number of affairs, had obtained quaaludes to give women before sex and gave constand a former temple university employee pills when she visited his home in 2004. cosby claimed their encounter was consentual. constand says she was drugged and violated. his testimony was released last year. his case reopened and then he was charged with felony sexual
assault. castor said he had an oral nonprosecution agreement with one of cosby's attorneys who died last year. but new district attorney kevin steele who defeated castor in the november election for district attorney says cosby needed an immunity agreement in writing to avoid prosecution. and back here live at montgomery county courthouse you can see barricades are up outside the entrance of the courthouse. the setup is expected for the crush of people expected later on for this hearing. bruce castor is expected to be called as a key witness for the defense and he is expected to confirm that that nonprosecution agreement existed. we are live at montgomery county courthouse in norristown, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." >> we'll see how the day turns out and "action news" will be there. thank you katherine. chaka fattah jr. learns his fate. he faces between 57 and 71 floss prison for misusing money from federal loans as well as misuse of funds as a school management subcontractor. >> temple university is moving
forward on plans to build a $100 million football stadium on campus. but some students and neighbors want more input first. >> let us continue, please. >> more than 200 people attended a meeting hosted by temple student government last night. some of them are concerned about how the project would affect their properties and available parking in the area. temple president neal theobald and athletic director patrick craft promised more community forums in the future. mayor kenney already expressed reservations about puting a new stadium in the neighborhood. >> time to turn to dave murphy to talk about your accuweather. for the first week of february it's pretty nice. >> not bad. mild today. maybe not quite as great as yesterday but not bad. storm tracker6 live double scan shows you we're dry. taking a look outside we have clear skies overhead and plenty of sunshine getting ready to poke itsed hup over the horizon and above the ben franklin bridge. also the winds aren't all that bad. you can see that with the water on the delaware fairly glassy. not a whole lot of movement there in the air.
temperature 37 degrees currently so it is coat weather this morning but with winds running at just 8 miles per hour not too bad wind-wise. remember, the farther north and west you go through the area the better chance you have of seeing temperatures below freezing and maybe a little bit of an icy patch redevelop overnight here and there. satellite shows you a lack of cloud cover and the morning looks very bright. there will be additional clouds trying to streak in later in the day. they'll probably be high and thin. i think overall we're looking a mostly sunny one today. 37 degrees by 8 o'clock. by 10 o'clock, 41. by noon, 45. remember today's average lie is still down around the 40-degree mark so when we get that high of 50 this afternoon it will be pretty good for this time of year just as tam suggested. 47 degrees in allentown, 48 in reading, 48 in trenton and we've got 50's for your highs today in philadelphia, wilmington, millville, dover, upper 40's down the shore. not much wind out there and mostly sunny. then tomorrow cold front comes at us from the west, a warm front is off to the north,
we're in mild sector of the storm and that gets us all the way up to 63 degrees with a surge of air coming up from the mild south. if we hit 63 it will be a new record high by 1 degree tomorrow. the old record is back in 2006. but the big story tomorrow will be that heavy line of rain coming in. most of it during the afternoon and evening and some of it combined with that warm air and snow flooding could produce some flooding. so we are looking at that as a potential issue. now in terms of the rain itself, by 6:00 in the morning not a lot going on. this is a brands new run on future tracker6 and at noon we still see things getting damp up in the northern and western suburbs. but it's really 4, 5 o'clock and then on into the evening where the heavy rain starts to plow into the i-95 corridor. and it still looks like it's over by the coast by about 9 o'clock. along the way we get about an inch to an inch and a quarter of rain and combined with the snow melt we have issues. so in terms of flooding poor drainage areas would be the big concern. streets could definitely be affected where the storm drains get backed up with that melting snow and water. some creeks and streams could also be affected and the
schuylkill river could see minor to moderate flooding probably not until overnight and in through thursday. and the flooding issues, if they occur, may not all subside until late thursday afternoon the way things are looking. your seven-day from accuweather, today's high 50 sunny, still mild, pretty nice for ground hog day. tomorrow rain especially in the afternoon combining with snow melt producing flooding and a record setting high of 63 degrees. then the rain is gone on thursday. a high of 50 degrees arc little cooler, still not bad on thursday. friday, though, cooler air comes in, 44 is your high. plenty of sunshine. that looks like that coastal storm is going to be well out to sea so we don't have to worry about that. clouds some sun on saturday, 46 and 44 now looking mostly sunny on sunday. next chance of rain would be monday. >> okay, thank you david. it's now 6:41. still ahead more stories you didn't see last night. educators out west are considering a safe sex program for middle schoolers. >> the victim avenue school attack in philadelphia is using her story to stop
bullying elsewhere. karen. >> we had some debris right in the middle of a highway on i-95 southbound near girard. i was watching a bit ago as we saw penndot come sweep it away and now traffic here pretty heavy academy to cottman and past the betsy ross bridge to girard. we have a serious accident in bucks county. chopper6 on the scene. we'll be right back with that. >> police are hiring a majestic bird of prey to take on drones for them. that's coming up on "action news." >> ♪
chopper6 is live in the sky there over a crash that karen has been telling us about. this is new britain township bucks county. township line road at walter road. and in those teresa one-vehicle crash there. officials telling us that the roads around here were icy. they're still on the scene trying to piece together what's happened not clear if somebody is still in that car, how injured they may be. of course we continue to keep an eye on this but icy roads an issue out there in some parts and in this case in new britain township bucks county it has led to this accident, a car veering off into the trees. >> pretty clear karen that leading up to where the car crashed it was snowy and slippery right there. >> yeah, you can see this chopper, if you widen out just a little bit and where all the emergency workers are standing is the roadway. and we can see how it's covered in ice right here with chopper6 live on the scene here as we zoom out you get a better sense of that ice all over the roadway here. again, this is township line road at walter road here in new britain township bucks county. we now have a tow truck on the scene. you see the skid marks into
the snow right here and this vehicle just went off the roadway, flipped over into a tree. just such a horrible accident scene right now. you can see they've brought the lights out to try to work in this situation here and now we've got the tow truck so they're going to go ahead and tow away the vehicle right now but icy conditions obviously part of the problem right here and you can look right here in this road, it doesn't look as icy and i think that's part of the problem that you're driving by and all of a sudden you hit these patches here. so, this is new britain township bucks county, chopper6 live on the scene. a terrible accident scene here on township line road and walters road. if you're in this area, what you can do is stick to hilltown pike and sellersville road instead. in upper gwynedd township we've got an accident here broad street and allentown road. police on the scene. that one is blocking a lane. a few problems out here on the big picture. don't forget we've got the falls bridge now shut down. this is the first morning commute where it's completely shut down so stick to the city avenue bridge or the boulevard instead. and also art museum drive is closed right behind the art museum so stick to eakins oval
instead of that and i expect that to cause a lot of problems as well. tracking some slowing on your majors like 26 miles an hour i-95 southbound and that's near girard and how about the schuylkill expressway? we're looking live past montgomery drive. eastbound traffic headed towards center city pretty heavy from the blue route to the curve and past the boulevard to girard. back to our live pic picture ins county. a quick look at the temperatures showing we're above freezing in philadelphia but well below it in the northwest so you need to be careful as you're headed out matt. >> good advice. thanks karen. sixth graders in northern california might be able to pick up free condoms in school. the san francisco unified district is considering the proposal as part of the middle school sex ed program. administrators say it has worked at the high school level for the past 25 years. a recent survey revealed 5 percent of middle schoolers there are sexually active. the average client at a nearby youth clinic is 14 years old. >> a 16-year-old philadelphia
>> time now for a preview of "gma." wonder what their big story is going to be. >> iowa. amy robach joining us live with a preview from the "gma" studios. hey, amy. >> reporter: nothing gets by you two you're right. um canning up neck on "good morning america" we might be talking about the race for the white house. ted cruz beating donald trump and then on the democratic side hillary clinton and bernie sanders virtually tied. the race too close to call. we're live in iowa with all details. marco rubio joining us live. he came in last night with a very strong third place showing so we'll talk to him about last night and then the upcoming race for new hampshire. we're also going to have the late of the details in that horrific murder of a 13-year-old girl in virginia. two virginia tech students now behind bars. this morning we have new details on how the victim may have known the person charged with her murder. and then we're going to switch gears and talk about this adorable video. yup, that's the baby boarder. her name's sloane. taking the internet by storm.
the 14 month old cruising down the utah slopes like a pro. she and her parents are going to join us live. i call that, guys, . >> quite a call. >> thanks amy. right and left, too. >> pretty impressive for a small one. >> let's take a look at chopper6 live on the scene of this serious accident. we're watching as they pull out that car out of the woods. i mean, it went off the icy roads into a tree and flipped over so they uprighted it. now they're loading it onto the tow truck. this is township line road at walter road. watch for slick conditions here. stick to hilltown pike and sellersville road. i want to go to the maps. another new accident. perkiomen road at big road. >> the better chance of subfreezing temperatures and icy patches. in philadelphia it's mid to upper 30's but cold enough for coats. this afternoon we are going to moderate those temperatures again and here we go. 39 degrees by 9 o'clock. by 11 o'clock, 43. this afternoon not too bad,
lots of sun, winds on the light side. 2 o'clock 49 degrees and we'll actually get a high of 50 around 3 o'clock and if you have plans to get out over the next couple of days and run some errands maybe head to the grocery store i'd do it today versus tomorrow 'cause by tomorrow afternoon, tam, we're going to have heavy rain and probably some street flooding. >> okay thank you david. new this morning eagles don't just stand for freedom they might be protecting it. in the netherlands police are training the birds to identify drones snatch them out of the sky then fly them somewhere away from the you can public. dutch police will continue tests for several months before deciding whether to implement the eagles full time. >> ♪
>> 6:56. an update on our breaking news. yes, temperatures are above freezing in most spots but the roads are icy. case in point this pretty bad accident in bucks county, karen. >> areas in the northwest seeing that like new britain township. this is township line road and walter road. you see that vehicle ran off the roadway, ran into a tree, flipped on its side. we're watching now as they already uprighted the vehicle. now they're pulling it onto the tow truck here. still to hilltown pike and sellersville road instead and dave watch for those icy roads in spots. >> absolutely. up north we've got temperatures below freezing. in philadelphia still sitting in the mid to upper 30's in most of the immediate region. 37 by 8 o'clock. but we are going to get mild this afternoon with a high of 50 degrees at 3 o'clock.
>> good morning, america. upset in iowa. ted cruz scores a huge victory over donald trump. a major setback for the billionaire. >> tonight is a victory for courageous conservatives across iowa and all across this great nation. >> record turnout helps the senator soar. trump humbled in defeat. >> i'm just honored. i'm really honored. >> but still vowing to win the nomination. and marco rubio's late surge puts him within strike distance of trump. >> we are not waiting any long story take our country back. >> riding a wave of momentum into new hampshire. >> the democratic race too close to call. a virtual tie. but hillary clinton is declaring victory. >> as i stand here tonight breathing a big sigh of relief. thank you, iowa. >> bernie sanders not