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middle of summer today. we are getting the latest from accuweather on a warm holiday weekend ahead. and damaging tornadoes and hail, people in the heartland are trying to recover after severe weather tore across several states. >> and how to battle against mosquitos and the zika virus. we'll tell you ways to fight back. and developing stories out of german town where a philadelphia police officer was injured in an accident. it happened at 11:00 this morning at german town avenue and price streets. the officer was responding to an assignment when hit by another vehicle, he was taken to the hospital in stable condition. a woman at the scene was also taken to the hospital. all right and now to the forecast it's already a very warm day and the humidity is creeping in making it feel like summer. the high heat is kicking in before the big memorial day
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weekend, earlier today at is the jersey shore it was cloudy and on the cooler side and a few people were wearing jackets on the boardwalk in seaside heights. great day to be outdoors, keep water and a hat handy to stay cool in the heat and humidity. we have team coverage on the rising heat. gray hall is live in delaware county where parents are enjoying the outdoors with their children today. first lets check in with karen rogers on the terrace in for david murphy. >> reporter: it's beautiful out here, as long as you like it hot. sunshine and a few high clouds, the humidity is not oppressive but up a notch from yesterday. normally a high of 77, we are already at 89 in martins creek and 84 in quakertown and pottstown and 87 in chester and pottstown and saint david. how about the suburbs in new
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jersey, 87 in glassboro and 89 in vineland. cooler standing on the boardwalk, atlanta city 78. but at 92 in smyrna delaware. and 87 degrees in dover right now. so those numbers go way up there, and today's high is 89 degrees, normally 77. we are well above average. not reaching the record of 96 but nonetheless it will feel warm. satellite 6 along with action radar showing we had clouds earlier and they fell apart. just some high, thin clouds out there. we see the activity out to the south and west. we have just a slight chance of a shower today in the northwest suburbs, most of us just stay dry, how about heading out to the playground and bring the cool drinks, it feels like summer, 2:00 p.m. 88 degrees and 6:00 p.m. coming down from that and 86 degrees, a beautiful day to get outside and enjoy it.
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we even turn hotter from here. all the details coming up in the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. >> straight shot to summertime. thank you karen. lets switch live to gray hall at veterans park in media, with how parents are entertaining their little ones. >> reporter: hi sara, who could forget all the rain we had recently. all of that rain is gone, nothing but sunshine and if you take a look behind me you'll see the order of the day, many parents are loading up the cars and heading straight to the park. the sunshine, memorial day is just days away and summer is soon to follow across the area we found people outside enjoying the great weather. >> i'm totally enjoying it for sure. i have work this afternoon and squeezing in play for the children this morning. >> and for the kids the playground is always a warm weather paradising for the
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parents it's a perfect time to get the children out of the house and let them play themselves tired and soak up the rays. >> i'm happy to get her outside and it's been miserable out and fresh air and maybe take a good nap today. she loves being outside. >> many people were fed up with the recent rain so seeing blue skies and bright sun is putting smiles on their faces. >> he loves it, he is obviously a little guy but we have been stuck inside forever and anything to get outside and play with his friends. >> reporter: for now no one is complaining too much about mother natures warm spell, before the heat of summer moves in they want to enjoy comfortable days and what is left of the spring. >> this is border line too hot. degree wise, i guess 70, i like the sun though, i can't put a degree to it. but getting close to the too hot
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point. >> reporter: getting really close to the too hot point not the case as of right now, if you have big plans for the weekend, our team of meteorologists are tracking it and get the latest on our website at 6abc.com. that is the latest live in media. gray hall, channel 6 "action news." >> may have to find some water ice gray there you go you'll be ready. >> you can check the forecast any time at 6abc.com/weather, can you find the latest videos and stories and stormtracker 6 live double scan. and interact with our meteorologists on facebook and twitter. from here to the severe weather threat in the center part of the country. damaging hail and heavy winds and more tornadoes are expected today. >> this morning recovery in america's heartland as residents pick up the pieces after several tornadoes hit in three states,
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including one in the small town of abilene, texas, they are calling it catastrophic. he lost his home but sought shelter in his basement. >> i survived it, i didn't hide. good lord upstairs. -- i've got her. >> at least 20 more homes are either damaged or oh establish rated. the big one in kansas reported to be a half mile one the twister on the ground for an hour and a half. in tennessee damaging winds and rain across the nation it's a case of extremes. there is going to be more stormy
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weather in the center of the country from texas all the way to iowa. and as well we are expected to see tropical storms in the northeast and the northeast temperature as approaching the 90s through the memorial day holiday. channel 6 "action news." police in montgomery county are searching for the driver who hit a 7-year-old boy and then took off. surveillance video shows it's car hitting the boy riding his bicycle at the time. it happened yesterday at the 1200 block of oak wood avenue. police found the car a gold toyota camry but the driver is still on the run. the boy was flown to the hospital in stable condition. police are questioning two people after a man was shot in the head in southeast philadelphia. it happened on an gora terrace. he was rushed to the hospital and is listed in critical but stable condition.
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police stopped a minivan nearby and took two men in for questionings. they found newspapers on fire in a stairwell at an apartment. when they arrived smoke was filling the four story apartment building and everyone was evacuated safely, and the fire marshall was called after the newspapers were found to be burning and nobody was hurt and some residents were allowed back into their home. questions remain today after a state department audit found hillary clinton broke federal rules with her email use and that clinton and her team ignored clear guidance that could have left sensitive material vulnerable to hackers. clinton and three former aides declined to be interviewed for the report. while campaigning in california, she said she used personal email
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like previoussectses of state and was not unprecedented. and now donald trump is candidate for president officially. he reached the number needed to clinch the republican nomination and will go on to accept that in the national convenience in cleveland. and will unveil his policies on energy and environment. from our delaware newsroom now, students took time out of their day to pay it forward to learn about civic responsibility. these students were at river view cemetery in wilmington. they use sd raised markers. they took part working on projects in the area. very nice, more to come on "action news" at 12:30. this scene captured in one backyard gives new meaning to taking a dip. details coming up. a new roller coaster at six
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flags has you twisting and turning like never before. >> no thank you. >> not me either.
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an adult man and his grandfather escaped their vehicle that plunged into a pool without getting hurt. it happened in the town of bar on, massachusetts, the driver crashed through the fence and went into the family's backyard pool and a sturdy cover kept the car from completely submerging. no word on why the driver lost control. there are several ways being introduced against the zika virus. the makers of genetically modified mosquitos are pitching their plan to congress and new products that plan to protect against the insects hit the market. >> a red hot debate over what to do about zika, as the mosquito season kicks in high gear.
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genetically modified mosquitos, a company claiming they could reduce the bug population by 90% in urban areas. introducing male mosquitos that don't bite to mate with families and and their off spring dies after birth. >> there is no difference. >> but some worry it could backfire. >> we don't want to be lab rats. >> concerned americans looking for products to fight the bug, just this week the federal trade condition taking one to task. the marketer of mosquito shield bands, agreeing to forking over $300,000 after selling the band without proof it stops antibiotics. they say they have proof it
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works but never claimed to kill all mosquitos. and consumer reports is releasing its late ever test on mosquito repellant clothing and they found that the shirts protect against mosquitos but not entirely mosquito proof. >> neither brand of shirt worked as well after it was washed 25 times, the company doesn't claim you should only use their shirts. ll bean telling abc thought saying that our no fly garments give them another way to fight. insect shield saying it's an inexpensive way to protect from zika virus. a solar powered airplane that is traveling around the world made a stop in the lehigh valley, the swiss made solar impulse 2 landed in allentown last night. it took off from dayton
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international in ohio yesterday morning. the single seat plane is steered by two separate pilots that switch out after every leg of the journey. next stop, jfk in new york. the joker roller coaster is ready for people that dare to ride it. they claim it's not like anything else in the world. the first step-up underflip or an inverted role that takes riders horizontal and then up side down. >> i am getting queasy as you explain it. coming up another check the forecast that won't make you queasy. >> lets look outside. look at that. people on the beach. and it is may. the sun is shining brightly here in cape may. if you have medicare
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a special moment during the city council session in center city. roman catholic high school basketball team was honored and congratulated for an outstanding season. they won the state championship in their division. roman catholic high finished with a 27-4 record and won back to back titles in the catholic league and a state championship. congrats to them. karen rogers is here with us and the heat son just in time for the unofficial start to the season. >> last time we hit 88 was in september. and today will be even warmer. how about that? stormtracker 6 live double scan showing that we are dry through the area and i think we stay dry, we have just a slight chance for a shower popping up in the northwest. but we stay dry. i want to show you what it it looks like with the action cam out and about at mccarthy stables.
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the horses having a good old time in the sun and looking good and dry this morning and 83 degrees is the current temperature right now. dew point 57. it's up just a little bit of a notch from yesterday. you may notice it. the pressure is falling and the winds are light out of the southwest at 7 miles per hour. and the ocean temperature if you go in this weekend is a cold 57 degrees. i want to show you the satellite image, you can see how we had the light cloud cover throughout much of the region this morning. it kind of broke apart and beautiful sunshine out there, high clouds mixing it and you see the showers filtering in and kind of falling apart. we are staying dry and a slight chance for something popping up in the sub ubs for this afternoon. temperatures are on their way up. 2:00 p.m. 88 and a high of 89 at 3:00. and 4:00 p.m. coming down from that warm with sun and clouds. by 6:00 p.m., 86 degrees and even at 8:00 at night
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temperatures in the upper 70s. by 10:00, 72. the afternoon and evening forecast looking good as long as you like it warm for this time of year. normally it's 77. hotter even tomorrow, 90 degrees for the high. our first 90 degree day, it's hot and humid and lots of clouds tomorrow and that is the difference, some sunshine and a better chance for a pop-up shower or thunderstorm. you may see a few of them tomorrow afternoon. how about the big forecast for the holiday weekend. the shore is looking great, head down there and dry sunshine and 74 on the beach and the poconos equally nice with a slight chance for a shower popping up and 74 sitting on the beach and a slight chance for a shower and most areas stay dry. in the poconos 82 degrees and monday is not a washout and mostly cloudy skies and a better chance for a couple of showers or thunderstorms coming through in spots, you want to watch for that, an easterly flow that will affect you on the beach.
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only 67 for the high on memorial day at the beach. the hurricane center says we have a 70% chance of something developing with this area of low pressure continuing to organize itself a bit and developing into a tropical system that. could affect us within the next five days. here is your exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast warm and humid, but not bad. 89 for your high. tomorrow hot and humid and 90 and a couple of showers or thunderstorms in the afternoon and looks dry 90 degrees on saturday. and sunday partly sunny skies and 87 and a chance of a shower. monday is memorial day and humid and a chance of a couple of showers, 83 in the city but cooler at the beach. 82 and still a chance for a shower on tuesday. >> and wednesday 80 degrees, you look at this seven-day forecast it's above average, i know i show you the icon for a shower
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or storm but in many cases a chance of it. >> thank you karen. topping the people scene. johnny depp's wife has filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. amber heard has filed and they are in a dispute with the australian prime minister after they threatened to euthanize their dogs. and to get ready for memorial day weekend and ready for father's day including getting the backyard grill for the summer season. erin o'hearn got the tips from center city ocean prime. what is the key? executive chef jason shelly says talk to your butcher. >> ask what is fresh and what you got in today.
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>> for me it's these cuts here. the fat in the rib-eyes and strip steaks will flavor the meat when grilled and we just use salt and pepper for seasoning. >> you move it and you get the char and even temperature in your steak. now for the toppings. >> love roasted garlic, use it as is or mashed up. >> put some butter in there add rosemary and thyme and worcestershire sauce. he likes cilantro and chopped parsley. >> in restaurants it's all about the presentation. just serve on a simple white plate. >> that topping is so good. >> happy father's day. >> soon.
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time now for one last check of the forecast. meteorologist, karen rogers now with one fineal check. >> the weather is making everyone happy. think of summer and relaxing. we are at 83 degrees in philadelphia. but 89 in allentown. 86 in reading and 87 at the a.c. airport. very warm. our high today is 89 and we reach that by 4:00 and by 6:00, 86 and a slight chance for a shower in the northwestern suburbs. finally at noon, here is a new idea to relieve traffic in busy beijing. we need this on the schuylkill -- the elevated bus can zoom over cars, it can carry
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1200 people at a time and costs much less than a subway, the first one is tested in northern china in a year. as i look at this i think what can possibly go wrong? a look at stories coming up on "action news" at 4:00. today is our first edition of down at the shore 2016 and melissa magee is getting ready for memorial day weekend live at the absecon lighthouse in atlantic city. plus, the verizon strike moves closer to the two month mark. they head to court. but it's not the contract dispute that brings them to cord today. now for karen rogers and david murphy, i'm rick williams have a nice afternoon.
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