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airport rain is falling on the runways and there were problems this morning but the airport says at this point most flights are departing on time. lets get the details from accuweather and david murphy, we are in for a messy afternoon. we can see some light at the end of the tunnel and the heaviest rain in the region, along with wind gusts, one sign of improvement, this is positioned near washington, d.c. and pushing up to the delaware-pennsylvania border and only 90 minutes before the back end of this gets through philadelphia and things start to get better, as we take the closer view, we have the heavy brand pushing through philadelphia and ahead of that red line, the strongest wind gusts out of this system. sometimes going 40 to 50 miles per hour and minor property damage is possible and if you head out you'll have to hold on
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to the wheel and look for trash on the roadways and branches. pushing into montgomery county west of the northeast extension than is a roadway being effected by this right now as the gusts are ahead of that line. center city philadelphia will see the worst of this is another ten minutes or so. and northeast philadelphia 15 minutes or so. the strongest downpours are breaking apart in south jersey and have you a lot of rain and street flooding is a possibility. the current wind gusts are up near 40 in philadelphia, they are top of the hour snapshots, you can go as high as 50 miles per hour and gusts forms down by the shore and gusts of 40, 45, and even 50 by the thin red line i talked about. and the win gusts are not quite as bad. as we look at the next couple of hours work are looking at downpours moving through the center of the region and pushing off to the northeast, street
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flooding is a possibility in drainage areas, gusts up to 50 miles per hour at times ahead of that main band and debris and roadways a possibility. if you can imagine to put off travel until 2:00 or 2:30 in the region, you'll find conditions much improved. i'll show you this rain coming up and the seven-day forecast with hopefully not as much drama coming up. >> all right david lets check in later thank you. firefighters rescued a teenager when her car went off an icy road and crash nood the creek in delaware, emily earnest was trapped in the vehicle and was able to keep her head above water until firefighters rescued her. it happened on creek road just south of snuff mill road in yorkland. the car hit a tree and flipped over into the red clay creek. a rock in the water kept the car
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from completely overturning. >> time was of the essence and we acted and did what we had to do and the outcome was great. >> medics took emily to the hospital for treatment and she is in serious but stable condition. >> just like the road in delaware, streets here are slick and dangerous. >> reporter: here in quakertown take a look at this sidewalk it looks like an ice skating rink but as it warmed up that ice turned to messy slush. rescuers got a start when people went to work. and rain continued overnight and left vehicles in ice complete will icicles, this man plugged in his car battery not to take
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chances. around dawn you can see several inches of ice on route 663 making it tough for land capers working a plow. >> the shovel was not fun. >> because the ice is should thick? >> yes. >> in nearby neighborhoods, david knew stepping on to his driveway could become dangerous. >> get the salt out and the boots on apparently, and get the courage to come out and deal with the snow. >> as the morning is commuters hit the snow and temperatures began to rise, you can start to see a drastic difference from bucks to montgomery county. some people's patience with winter is melting and others want more. >> try to cherish the weather and appreciate what it is. you get the snow and cold when you live in pennsylvania. >> let is the spring come please. >> expect to see more roadways like this at days end full of
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puddles. annie mccormick, channel 6 "action news." and as we continue to deal with the rain today, 6abc.com/weather is the place to go for updates. stormtracker 6 live double scan forecast team has you covered there. and follow our meteorologist on facebook and twitter. we weren't the only place dealing with bad weather, the dangerous mix of snow ice and rain left residents in 15 states on alert. from north carolina all the way up to maine and down in the south tornadoes are believed to be behind major destruction. elizabeth is live with more. >> reporter: from snow and ice to more than a dozen reported tornadoes, this storm packed it all affecting multiple states across some 1200 miles. this morning the national weather service will be on the ground looking into 17 reported tornados from florida to louisiana that left homes and businesses damaged and destroyed
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roofs ripped off buildings and debris strewn across streets and nearby water. and the mix of snow and ice meant a busy morning for rescue crews responding to wrecks across 17 states, more than 500 accidents in virginia alone and it wasn't just cars unable to get traction, look at these pedestrians trying to make it down the street without slipping. >> i couldn't make it at all. i slid all the way to the curb. >> and miserable flying, hundreds of flights are canceled with the storm battering the east coast. some stranded passengers in north carolina are taking it all in stride. >> two canceled flights and now a third out of la guardia. >> i'm keeping it positive. >> and those travel delays not over just yet, forecasters say
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more rain and snow are on the way possibly up to a foot of snow in parts of new york and western pennsylvania. that is the latest from here live in new york, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. back here a gunman that shot a man in center city is on the loose at this hour. police say that this surveillance video shows the victim and his friend running away after the shooting, a masked would be robber shot the 38-year-old in the arm and he scurried away with his friend and police found him and his friend by the kimmel center, he is hospitalized now in critical condition. four firefighters were taken to cooper university hospital to be checked out after they were exposed to something hazardous, they responded to a building with some type of leak on north 7th street, their exposure is not believed to be life-threatening. police are looking for this robber, early sunday morning he
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grabbed a female customer pointing a gun at her chest and she followed his demand to give up her car keys and purse, and police say he stole her honda accord. if you know the suspect or recognize him you are asked to call police. chaka fattah continues to gain endorsements for his election campaign despite federal charges of misusing grants and charitable donations. the union put their support behind fattah, they represent school employees and service workers and others. fattah has served the district since 1995. pope francis continues his travels through mexico, coming up see the touching moment he had way child that was wheelchair bound. and the national monument build to honor the 16th president of the united states
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is getting a much needed makeover.
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pope francis is touring one of mexico's most violent areas today. the city of morela is known for drugs and gangs and he is celebrating mass with tens of thousands of aten es, he made attempts to meet with the people and interrupted a meeting of families to bless a child in a wheelchair. the child was lifted up to he could be blessed. now to the race for the white house. the next set of tests for the remaining presidential hopefuls just around the corner, for the democrats, the nevada caucus is just four days away and republicans will be at the poll in south carolina on saturday. lana zach has more. >> reporter: hillary clinton and bernie sanders are making their appeal to african-american
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voters today. >> my campaign is really about breaking every barrier. >> when we come together there is nothing we cannot accomplish. >> and former presidents are on the stump for their families and all have something to say about the frontrunner, donald trump, many my experience the strongest person is not usually the loudest one in the room. >> and president bush stumping for his brother jeb says don't count his brother out. >> we need to get the dog and follow him around and every time they say these things, oh the great recession was caused by too much regulation -- you know. >> and a supporter interrupted bill clinton. >> i took the money from the
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foundation and used it better than he is using it now. >> they say that republicans cannot trust trump's conservative credentials. >> if you lived all of your life and never wrote or said anything to prove you are conservative. you ain't. >> trump is going hard against his opponents including ted cruz, who he says on "good morning america" should lose his iowa win, and considering suing cruz over campaign lies. reporting from washington, lana zach. channel 6 "action news." the lincoln memorial in washington, d.c. is getting a facelift thanks to $18 million in donations, it will be used to clean the marble and fixing the roof and adding an elevator. and they plan to add a place for exhibits tucked beneath the memorial. coming up tonight at 11:00 we have a special report on how to find more happiness in your
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life. if you are not feeling 100% content, you are not alone. here is ali gorman with a preview. >> some psychologists are seeing a growing trend with people unhappy with their lives. for some it's tragic world events and some are money problems or relationship problems and social media can make people feel worse and people are overworked and stressed out. >> there is no stressed free place for them to do. they are at work and they come home and still have work to do. >> we'll show you how one local businessman found balance and joy in life and what you can do to find the key of happiness, it's tonight on channel 6 "action news" at 11:00. >> you happy? >> yes. >> are you next to me of course. coming up another check of the forecast. elated aren't you? >> speechless. stepping live outside sky 6 hd showing the rainy camera getting a shot of the commodore barry
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meteorologist, david murphy, is here with the forecast. it's on the mild side but west. >> it's raining and street flooding is an issue and strong gusty winds in some cases. lets take stormtracker 6 live double scan and you see the badge area of heavy rain highlights in yellow and oranges across the region and i want to go in tight to this and pay attention to the areas is red. this triggered a thunderstorm warning in the next 15 minutes or so. remember a half hour ago i was talking about the strong that is still the case and we could see gusts as high as 60 miles per hour with this. like i was saying really for the
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entire broadcast, if you can put off travel until 2:00, 2:30, have you strong gusts with this and flooded roads as well. if we look at the severe thunderstorm warning that has come out. you get a better idea of the areas covered by this. that is pushing close to center city and towns close to the western edge may be back behind the worst. in are you in perkasie, new hope, langhorne or bensalem -- they are push it farther to the east. and center city philadelphia are jet to see the worst wind gusts. if we go down to south jersey, they have drop tropical disturbance in places like south jersey and hammonton and burlen and medford lakes and buena, you have yet to see the wind gusts.
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if we go tighter we can get an idea directly of the live radar image where this storm is headed. route 611 dropping south of doylestown at willow grove and the turnpike, these are areas picking up the heavy rain and on the live scan look how quickly this is moving toward the east. this is a live update of where the heavy downpour is and areas closer now to the arrival of the strong wind gusts, perhaps pushing 60 miles per hour, if we go down farther south to jenkintown and pushing into northeast philadelphia and these are areas looking at the strong wind gusts and rancocas another 15 minutes away and if you go out wider, areas to the north as well. allentown is the worst of this, and easton about to get the worst of it in doylestown.
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highlights in red with the heavy downpours, possible rumbles of thunder and that is really the worst of it. back behind it you have heavy rain on the way and it's ending quickly and are you almost on the other side of this. you don't have to stay inside much longer to beat this and to avoid the problems we are seeing out there, wind gusts and heavy rain not providing us with help. we still have the heavy rain coming through, and we have an aerial flood advisory in salem and chester and berks county and parts of northwestern county and lehigh county. swren an inch of rain in these spots and the potential of minor flooding on small flashy waterways. there are the winds out of the southwest at 32 miles per hour with higher gusts and that will
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be part of the package as long as it's rain is falling, 59 is today's high and the heavy band of rain is pushing through center city through the next 30 to 60 minutes and will be out of here for the next few minutes. hold off going out in that you will be better off doing that. and mostly cloudy then tomorrow and 46 degrees and down to 41 on thursday, and then we turn it around and start to bounce the numbers back up and more clouds on friday, and 50s for a high and a tradeoff, strong blustery winds and another round of showers on monday. heavy rain right now along with strong gusty winds until 2:00, 2:30, maybe stay off the roads until then. >> thank you david. well, music's biccest night was full of surprises and tributes. chris connelly looks back at
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last night's grammy. >> the 58th annual grammys, a tale of sounds -- and series and signify. take taylor swift accepting her album of the year award with a call to female empowerment. i want to say to all the young women out there, there are going to be people along the way will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame -- >> along the way throwing shade at 100 miles per hour in the direction of kanye west -- i made that [ bleep ] famous, know it's you and the people that love you that put you there. >> hello -- demi lovato part of an all-star lionel richie
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medley. ♪ ♪ on the red carpet eager anticipation for rapper, kendrick lamar. he won five of them including best rap album and won the hearts of his peers with a g galvanizining performance. with emotion for the black lives matters movement. and lady gaga -- with a tribute to david bowie that ran the gamut of his transformative career -- and at the end. night he won his first grammy. justin bieber strumming the song that put his own career back on
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track. >> and adele sets the store with this performance but ended her night responding on widespread speculation that technical issues affects her song.
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meteorologist, david murphy is back now with another look at the forecast for you now. >> rain is starting to get out of places like wilmington but the heavy cell in the middle, the line in red out ahead of that strong gusts for another 15 minutes or so there say concern as it passes up past trenton there could be debris on roads and poor visibility for drivers and maybe property damage. winds should die down a bit after that and the rain gets on
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out of here, we have decent wind gusts close to 40 miles per hour stronger than that ahead of the thin line of heavy rain pushing up past philadelphia and toward buck county and trenton. >> thanks david. nissan is testing a self parking office chair, with a single clap they move back to their assigned location and they tuck neatly under the desk keeping the office need and tidy. the prototype is not for sale. >> that will do it for "action news" at noon, don't forget to join us or "action news" at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. i'm sara bloomquist have a great afternoon.
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