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going from 10:00 tonight until 1:00 friday afternoon for areas south of the pennsylvania turnpike, because north of that you won't see much at all. but ahead we have cold air. 38 in philadelphia and allentown 34, and wildwood 35 and continuing in the morning it will be cold enough to support snow. main low pressure is still well down to the south. that low pressure bombs out to a coastal storm, you can see see by then it's away from us. this is really a fish storm with hurricane force winds. we are dealing with that weather overnight. it begins from the south at 10:00 and continuing until 1:00 and moving through at 1:00 periods of light snow overnight, the treated road are mainly wet
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and we could have slush on the sidewalks and secondary roads and ending at 9:00 from the northwest to the southeast. and i'll have details of what to expect where you live coming up in the accuweather forecast. >> we'll check in later thank you. now to "action news" reporter, sara bloomquist, she continues our team coverage from penndot salt yard in south philadelphia. hi sara. >> penndot drivers are reporting at 9:00 tonight and that is what salt yards recommend preparing for. they have plenty to go around for tonight into tomorrow. penndot crews hit the roads to brine the highways and patch pothole as head of the snow and many hope it's the last we see of the white stuff before we start spring. >> it better be the last hoorah, i hope it goes and doesn't come back. >> i hope it's nothing to worry about, people get worked up when
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the snow comes. >> nothing to get worked up like penndot, they have tons of salt ready to go, but the good news is that it will be 70 next week. >> awesome, it's crazy and out of control that it is happening and one week it's 30 and the next week 70. >> love 70, sunny and 70 that is my kind of weather. >> not yet, first we deal with snow. with temperatures hovering around freezing through the duration of this, there could be slick and slushy start. sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." the "action news" morning team will be up early to track the snow and how it affects your commute. in other news, philadelphia mayor, jim kenney laid out his
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first budget proposal for the city and his approach to key programs is already controversial. vernon odom is live with the details. >> good evening rick, mayor kenney's honeymoon continues at city hall but this first test will be his first with city hall. his first budget presentation has lots of ambitious plans, including improving public education and expanding pre-k and investing $50 million in parks and recreation centers and libraries and expand police use of body cameras. >> body cameras have been successful in the reducing the use of force and abuse alligations across the country. >> but how will the mayor pay for all of this.
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he says cracking down on tax delinquents that sell sugary drinks. his plan lays the tax on industry big shots that duped city council before. >> they charge our citizens and small distributors much much more and use those profits to fund lobbyists saying that the tax on drinks will devastate small businesses and cost jobs. >> businesses that sell sugary soda and laborers were here to predict doom if the tax is passed. >> it will lead to major job loss and another ripoff on consumers and we believe it's destined to fail. >> small grocery stores, will start to sell less sugary
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drinks. why fund something -- >> monica, the battle looming over this soda tax will be a real doozy come the spring. the mayor set aside some $2 million for the labor union negotiations but will that be enough to satisfy the unions, i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." new jersey governor, chris christie, says he will not resign from office despitele calls from seven new jersey newspapers asking him to do so. and today christie said he was all ears. >> i'm here to answer everyone of your questions, all the ones that have been pent up inside you and eating you alive to have the opportunity to ask me and i will give full some answers you may like them or not like them. so ask whatever it and i'll answer it. >> among the topics he addressed
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was the endorsement of donald trump you can hear more of that coming up on "action news" at 6:00. dozens of people gathered to protest pat toomey's stance on a new supreme court justice. they rallied and called on him to allow president obama to nominate someone to the high court. toomey says the nomination should come after the presidential election. new jersey officials painted a dire picture of what happens when railroad workers go on strike, they are protesting wage and health care costs and have been working without a contract since 2011, if they don't have a contract by this sunday there could be stoppage. >> it will have a severe effect on the travel in the entire region. >> new jersey transit said they will have to rely on buses and
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they can only accommodate fewer than 40% of the ridership. both sides meet tomorrow in washington. now to the eagles, quarterback sam bradford, spoke to reporters for the first time since agreeing to a two year deal. and there was uncertainty with the eagles, jeff skversky is live inside of the nova care complex with more. >> reporter: eagles quarterback sam bradford was never not tempted to test the free agent market. bradford wanted to be here and the passion of the city and passion of philadelphia eagles fans played a role in that decision. take a look at sam bradford, he did not want to walk away from the philadelphia eagles moments after signing his two year contract extension, he reiterated, he had no interest in leaving and told the eagles
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just that after the season along with his agent to get a deal done with the eagles, bradford believes that this team is close to doing something special. >> told you guys at the end of the year this is where i wanted to be. be back here and i knew that. so to finally get it done and know that i'll be back here and i don't have to worry about anything else. it was a huge relief to get the phone call. >> we are excited. and i'm so quited. the think about what i said in the spring too, i want these players that are free agents to want to be here. and he wants to be here. that is 90%. i want all of them to be here. but having sam is obviously a big boost heading now into free agency. >> reporter: bradford wants to be here. what about running back demarco murray. doug peterson says as far as he know he wants to be back and
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will be back and his good friend and college teammate. and bradford says when he talks to murray there is no indication he wants out of philadelphia and to return to dallas. not in the cards. we'll have more coming up at 5:30, for now we are live at the nova care complex. >> thank you jeff. time now for a check of the "action news" traffic report thursday night. matt pellman is tackling traffic out there. >> tonight we are watching for crews. treating the roadways rick and monica. we are cruising at a better pace it's heavy coming away from the blue route to the conshohocken curve and westbound out of view and a fender bender up on the shoulder and tapping the brakes near king of prussia and a whole lot better than last night when
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we had the five car pileup and heavy volume on the southbound lanes, in juniata park, still watching the crash at the hopkins school and bear eastbound at moore that damaged the guardrail and eastbound on the pennsylvania turnpike at street road watch for a crash that taking out the left lane. we'll check it again and see if we can get things cruising better in the next half hour. >> thank you. still ahead on "action news" at 5:00 -- >> donald trump is a phoney and a fraud, his promises are as worthless as a degree from trump university. coming up at 5:30 the escalating fight between big names and donald trump. and more on the death of bobbi kristina brown.
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malaysian officials are heading to mozambique to investigate a piece of debris found on the african coast. an american made the discovery and the transport minister appears to be from a boeing 777.
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the ill fated flight disappeared while flying over the indian ocean march 8th, 2014. the autopsy of bobbi kristina brown could be made public as early as tomorrow. she died last july in hospice care after being found unresponsive in a bathtub. it was sealed by court order and media organizations filed a motion to reverse that and today there was a hearing and the atlanta judge agreed to unseal the document. a montgomery county hospital launched a creative way to support paints of infants born prematurely. ali gorman is here to explain. >> in medicine the odds are better for a baby born early will survive but that doesn't make it easier for parents that
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worry every day. this color program make its easy one bead at a time and chart their baby's progress. >> charlie may look tiny now but oh was half the weight when he was born in december 11 weeks early. mom ellen says the first days were surreal. you get pregnant and what you visualalize to see is not happening and it's alarming. >> both her children started life in the nick u. my daughter was 1 pound and the survival was grim. >> today both are happy, healthy teenagers, still she can't forget the anxious times. every day ran into the next day. while browsing facebook she
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spotted something that could help parents. these glass journey beads mark events that are ordinary for most babies but milestones for premature babies. >> this is pig for his first meal and then this one for his first bubble bath. >> one by one the string of charms grows as the infants do too. >> parents get really excited when they earn a bead. >> charlie graduated from the nick u from einstein with all 20 beaded and ellen now proudly wears it as a necklace. >> it's nice to have something tangible to see all the moments we had together. >> hughet says one of the best milestones is when a mother gets to hold her baby for the first time. it reminds her of charlie's
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officials say results remain normal at luxury high-rises where they call it a health risk of residents were complaining about the tap water that had black particles in it and it was making them sick. preliminary results came back normal but led and copper samples are not expected back for a couple of days. a new milestone for gloucester county for wawa in the unit block of paulsboro this morning. the first compressed natural gas fueling station that acts as an alternative to regular fuel for customers.
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a new exhibit called women at work in revolutionary america at the betsy ross house. also new is phyllis, an african-american woman born in the slavery, educated and then freed by her quaker owner. a montgomery county jr. high schoolers headed to the spelling bee. he is one of highest scoring students of the national geographic societies qualifying tests in pennsylvania. alexander will compete against 99 other students for a spot in the national bee and a trip to washington. >> good for him. coming up we'll check the accuweather forecast, looking live from the temple university cam and cecily tynan has an update on the snowfall coming in late tonight and tomorrow. when we come right back.
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time for accuweather at the "action news" big board wednesday night. cecily tynan has the latest on the snow and where. a touch of snow moving in late tonight and through the morning tomorrow a little bit of snow and the clouds are thickening ahead of it and sky 6 hd taking a look at the ben franklin bridge and the clouds are here and temperatures definitely on
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the cold side. 38 in philadelphia. and temperatures stuck in the 30s and allentown 34 and wilmington 36 degrees, satellite 6 along with action radar showing the clouds are in place and if you look to the south a little bit of snow breaking out in the radar. this is known as virga snowing high in the atmosphere but drying before it gets here. but the column of air gets saturated overnight and that allows light snow from the south after 10:00 or so. allentown 31 and 31 if philadelphia and 31 at the boardwalk in atlantic city and temperatures just cold enough to support snow. future tracker 6 showing at 11:00 we are picking up light snow generally south of philadelphia, and then as we head through the overnight hours, this is where it fills in and we are not looking a solid band of heavy snow. basically snow showers into the
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morning by 6:30 and temperatures slightly below freezing and by 9:00 this is when the band of snow will really push south and east of the i-95 corridor and then everything moves out by early tomorrow afternoon and temperatures rebound back into the low 40s. that means the snow will be melting, expected snowfall, this is really what i expect to see on the grassy surfaces, the none paved surfaces, that haven't been treated and are you not seeing much, perhaps a slushy inch. and this is a nuisance event, the timing the fact it's occurring in the morning commute. accumulation on untreated surfaces and the main roads will just be wet and the high sun angle that penetrates through the clouds and falls through the night is quickly melting through the day and kids do your
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homework and a few delays and school is on tomorrow. the five-day forecast showing light snow in the morning and afternoon sunshine and saturday clouds thicken ahead of our next system and sunday morning rain and snow showers and again not expecting much and could get a grassy coating, look what happens behind this, we are turning up the heat and monday 60 and tuesday first day this year temperatures hitting 70 degrees but guess what that is not the only day temperatures will be in the 70s next week and adam will talk about that coming up in the full accuweather forecast. we get a little bit of snow and then a change next week. >> love that.
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with over $225 million in prizes. did someone say blowout?! keep on scratchin'! hello again here is what is happening on "action news" thursday night. it could be winter's last gasp. a brush of snow overnight could make the commute messy and we have the details and mitt romney takes swift aim at presidental frontrunner donald trump who give its right back.
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and sign and sealed. quarterback sam bradford talks about his new deal with the birds and the team. now the details we are continuing to track the snow that is coming tonight and linger into tomorrow. only a couple of inches fall but the timing could make the morning commute pretty slippery. adam joseph is tracking the storm with the latest from double scan. >> rick, some areas only a coating in some areas, saying this is it? thankfully a light hit of snow as we look at double scan live radar low pressure in the tennessee valley a second one closer to the ohio valley and two areas of low pressure that remain separate and get grazed by the northern fringe of the system and we can see how fragments it is and not well put together and remains that way tonight and tomorrow morning. another thing we are fighting is extremely dry air in place and dew points are in the single digits and teens and have you to
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moisten up the entire column from the precipitation to the ground and you waste the precipitation before it even reaches the ground and then finally when we have enough moisture it will start to accumulate a little bit late tonight and tomorrow morning. the timeline for the snow, central delaware and southern new jersey not until 9:00 to 11:00 and wilmington philadelphia and trenton between 10:00 and midnight and lehigh valley the first flakes probably won't fall until after the midnight hour. we'll see how much will fall coming up in the full accuweather forecast. and philadelphia issue aid code blue it goes into effect at midnight and if you see a homeless person in the elements get them some help. contact project home. there is the number. and they will get them to a shelter. the "action news" morning team will be in earlier at 4:00 a.m. tomorrow with the latest on the snow.
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matt, tam, david and karen will help you navigate the snow. and now to the 2016 race to the white house in an unprecedented move, former governor, mitt romney vilified frontrunner, donald trump, declaring him to be a phoney. mitt romney all but told republicans across the country they should vote for anyone other than trump. an about face from romney who accepted and welcomed an endorsement from the donald in the last presidential race. >> think of the qualities the bullying and the greed and the absurd third grade theatatics. >> when mitt started to raise his head, i said mitt romney should not run he is a choke
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artist. >> they did not hold back the personal and political criticisms today. this is before the critical gop debate in michigan. megan hughes is live in washington, d.c. with more on today's dramatic developments. >> dramatic is right, mitt romney is trying to start an anti-trump movement, calling on trump to release his taxes and also calling him a fraud. >> the 2012 nominee mitt romney says he is playing the american public for suckers. >> i know that donald trump is a phoney, a fraud and his promises are as worthless as a degree from trump university. >> trump responding from the campaign trail in maine. >> he let us down. >> the two had a different relationship four years ago. >> it's my honor, real honor and privilege to endorse mitt
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romney. >> while mitt romney is not endorsing anyone delegate. they suggest taking votes away from trump by backing the other candidates. >> the nomination is not sewn up by anybody this happens in a competitive republican primary. >> house speaker had dinner with mitt romney last weekend and was aware of this speech. on the democratic side, the investigation over her use of classified emails continues to haunt hillary clinton's campaign. the clinton aide was granted immunity by the fbi today. and while she was off the trail bernie sanders hit her on jobs and trade. >> was she right to support nafta, the answer is she was very, very wrong. >> on the debate stage there
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will be only four gop candidates, dr. ben carson is expected to formerly suspend his campaign tomorrow. >> thank you megan. following his speech mitt romney took to twitter, if trump said four years the things he said today about the kkk, disabililed and mexicans and muslims i would not have accepted his endorsement. you can watch the debate unfold after "action news" at 6:00. and chris christie responded to his endorsement of donald trump. he is backing his campaign because she has the best chance of defeating the democratic candidate in november and talked about his facial expressions. >> no, i wasn't being held hostage and sitting up there thinking oh my god what i have done.
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i was supporting the person that i believe is the best person to beat hillary clinton of the remaining republicans. >> we'll have more on governor christie's comments coming up tonight at 6:00. >> in other news, police have arrested another man accused of impersonating a utility worker. police say that he and another man knocked on susan's door on valentine's day, she turned them away and came back and turned violent. she and her mother were held at gun point while they ransacked the home. we know that all five people killed in a fiery crash in upper macungie were co-workers, they crossed the median and crash into a tractor trailer, and the impact caused an explosion, the victims were between the ages of 19 and 59. forensic tests must be done to
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positively identify each of the victims. police have not said where they worked and the driver of the truck suffered only minor injuries. and now police need your help finding fraud suspects. they say the man used a counterfeit card at a timberland card, and then returned to make another purchase and the suspect left and returned with another fraudulent credit card and that transaction did go through. we have an update to the story we brought you, they have determine that this house fire was intensely set in delaware. they hope that someone will come forward with information. all right time now for an update on the commute home in our "action news" traffic report. how are things rolling with matt
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pellman? >> this is the vine street expressway at least things are still dry, we have that going for us but lots of other people in your way as you try to crosstown jammed in both directions by the schuylkill. along bear avenue eastbound we are watching this accident the vehicle badly damaged. the guardrail as you can see traffic is squeezing by there by the accident scene. a new crash by cardinal o'hare anear springfield road by saint simon and jude school. watch out for one at 352 along route 3 and route 3 there is normal accident. and one more that brought down a pole at pennsville ped rick road to get around that. >> thank you sir.
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>> thank you. more to come on "action news" this evening, the deal is signed and eagles qb, sam bradford talking about his contract with the birds. and the faith and future goals kicked off in philadelphia this week, we'll tell you about that. >> winter weather advisory goes into effect for philadelphia, southern new jersey and all of delaware. we'll have more coming up in accuweather.
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time for sports, jaime apody is here. sam bradford talked about the two year deal. >> did he loan you any money? >> no, not yet but i emailed him. >> sam bradford looks like a million bucks and why not the eagles are paying him 22 times that this year. jeff skversky who looked like a million bucks but gets paid far less than that. hey jeff -- >> reporter: jaime you don't know my participation in all of
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this. sam says this is the place he wants to be, and he believes the eagles are close to becoming a playoff team even though they had so many issues last year and believes the best days are ahead of him even though he has never been to a playoff game. after signing this two year extension worth $36 million, he did not want to walk away from philadelphia, staying here is important because he believes in continuity. and sam with free agency with just a week away so how tempted were you if at all to tempt the market? >> not at all. like i said a minute ago. this is where i wanted to be. obviously there was some change, some turnover but i think we have a great group of guys in that locker room. i really enjoyed my time here last year and i built some great relationships with some of those guys and that is what i want to
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take to build with on sundays and that is why i wanted to come back here. >> reporter: eagles coach doug peterson says he was very vocal with howie roseman and the front office about bringing bradford back. he told 6 abc that he believes the eagles can make a big playoff run. >> why do you believe in sam? >> what he said earlier, his best days are ahead of him, what he did at the end of the season last year and he knows the team and the players and it may be a different set of plays than what we are installing. as much as peterson wanted bradford back, as well address developing one we'll see where that goes he did not rule anyone
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out. it may not be long. >> who knows what will happen, it will be up to sam bradford. whether or not he can perform and go to the playoffs. we are live at team headquarters, jeff skversky, channel 6 "action news." a little squad action for the phillies, one game for the price of two. the other half crushed the yank yankees, that is way more important, a-rod crushed this pitch from morgan. and mike franco says i can do that too. they pounce on the pinstriped, 14-4. the flyers, they are all key games with the flyers 3 points out of a playoff spot. flyers have already won the first three.
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and he likes the team right now. >> we know with the job in front of us is. and i'm excited to keep pushing forward. >> an excited time in hockey now. thanks jaime. >> the week is almost over it's tgit. >> we'll kick off the night at 8:00 with an all new "grey's anatomy." >> you have to tell him? >> why? because he'll come back to me. >> april is keeping a big secret from jackson and waiting to reveal it from tonight's grays. a blast from meredith's past comes back to memorial that is on gray's tonight at 8:00. >> how do we know it's him? >> tonight at 9:00 the series
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and now adam is here with hopefully the last hoorah by old man winter. >> we are tracking snow tonight and late tomorrow morning. as we look at double scan live radar presently now you see the snow on the radar in southern parts of cape may county. it's not reaching the ground yet and is not reaching the ground for at least another three hours or so. because the atmosphere is super dry right now. this is known as virga. it has to slowly make its way to the surface. allentown 35 and 35 in reading and 36 in wilmington and many thermometers hit 40 degrees this afternoon and the march sun is a dynamo this time of year and that radiation warming up the ground despite the temperatures are in the 30s and that is going to help us going into the very weak system. as we look at satellite and radar, it is very discombobulated.
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we have low pressure in the tennessee valley and one in the ohio valley, they remain separate entities as it passes by. we'll just get scraped by the northern fringe of this system. future tracker 6 at 10:30 tonight, quiet still for most of the us and cloudy and temperature as above freezing. a few snow showers beginning to develop, southern delaware and new jersey and it starts to push towards philadelphia during the midnight hour and snowing lightly, temperatures at or above freezing at midnight and 6:00 in the morning, it doesn't look all that impressive on future tracker, it's hit or miss where we see the light snow with temperatures again marginal, around the freezing point. at 9:30 anything falling in south jersey and delaware by this time will not be sticking anymore with the temperatures above the 32 degree mark and it will already be ending to the north and west by the middle morning hours and by 2:30 in the
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afternoon, we are going back into the 40s, the sunshine returning north and west, so anything that does stick tomorrow morning will melt by the afternoon. expected snowfall, throughout tonight and early tomorrow morning. a coating to inch in allentown and bucks county, and lancaster and reading and this area an inch or so, that two inch is mainly for the interior southern new jersey and southern parts of delaware. for the morning rush home allow extra time, the roads will be on the wet side, there will be a few slick spots. untreated surfaces and walkways as well address the sidewalks and driveways with temperatures 31 to 33 degrees. your impact scale nothing on the high side through midnight and the rush hour. a moderate impact in the morning hours. late morning and the afternoon it basically falls to the low side. we have strong winds tomorrow
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afternoon 40 to 45 miles per hour as a beast of a storm develops over the open waters of the atlantic, we miss the brunt of this storm as it is too late coming together for a snow storm and hurricane storm winds offshore. the exclusive accuweather forecast 42 tomorrow afternoon and light snow giving way to afternoon sun and lots of clouds here and another weak system coming by sunday morning. with rain or snow showers and returning sun in the afternoon much like tomorrow at 48 and then turning up the heat next week. 60 on monday, 70 on tuesday and 72 on wednesday and still 70 a week from now with a couple of showers around. so people are going what snow? they are just aiming towards the 70. >> with my luck i'll still be shoveling. >> "action news" is all about interaction with you, following us on social media for the
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. thursday night and philadelphia mayor jim kenney delivers his first budget address and police search for a smash and grab burglar in a philadelphia store. and the big story on "action news" is hopefully the last snow of the winter and penndot has been putting down brine on the blue route as winter weather advisories have been posted until 10:00 tonight until 1:00 p.m. tomorrow. mercifully this is not a big storm. lets get the very latest from accuweather and meteorologist, cecily tynan, at the big board. this is a nuisance event, it could complicate your friday morning commute. right now the storm system is in
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pieces, one low pressure across the tennessee valley and another one along the ohio valley and they merge off the coast and it becomes a big winter storm and that happens too late and too far out to sea to bring us any major accumulation. we are talking about just a little bit of snow. a winter weather advisory is posted primarily on south of the pennsylvania turnpike from 10:00 tonight until 1:00 friday afternoon again for light snow accumulation. temperatures show it's cold enough for snow and temperatures in the 30s and dropping down into the 20s. and the road surface is pretty warm. future tracker 6 showing around midnight, there is light snow, and the main storm system well down to the south, the system becomes a big nor'easter off the coast by tomorrow afternoon. and notice that

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