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pennypack creek. a child falls victim to the first shark attack of the season. the big news on "action news," is mother nature spoiling some memorial day plans. the long holiday weekend is ending on a gloomy note forcing people to cancel cookouts and moving things indoors. david murphy not a total washout everywhere. >> reporter: the shore is getting the brunt of this. what's causing the rain is the combination of the remnants of tropical storm bonnie now a depression. in fact the national hurricane center released an hour ago its final statement on the storm because it is weakening so much and meandering out to see over the next -- sea over the next couple of days it's not much of
a factor. with the storm moving in this direction it is pulling the rain over by the coast. as we look at the current view on storm tracker 6 live double scan, this is pretty much whether a future tracker has been showing you late last night and this morning. rain mainly over by the coast, pop-up showers possible closer to philadelphia. for the most part in the i-95 corridor and farther to the northwest we expect mainly dry conditions this afternoon and in fact we're seeing breaks of sunshine. if you're at the shore. you have on and off showers and heavier stuff coming in out of areas especially in southern delaware. i think there's a chance after 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. this starts to get off the coast, of course by then most of you have your bags packed and you're on your way back. as we look at satellite radar there's clearing happening or at least thing of the clouds from philadelphia off to the northwest and we have started to see breaks of sunshine. that's helping the numbers to
rebounds. 77 degrees in philadelphia. 76 in allentown. 76 in wilmington. 77 in trenton with the slight flow coming off the water you're at 67 in cape may. these are decent numbers overall. i will remind you it is on the humid side we have dewpoints over 70 in spots down in south jersey and delaware, anything 70 or better is oppressive humidity. upper 60s is noticeable. the low 60s in reading not so bad. in terms of the high temperature, we'll tack on a couple of more degrees. 79 is where we'll go. we'll to the average high of 78. overnight low 67 well above average because tomorrow will be warmer. in terms of rain the rest of the way, sarah i'll be back in a couple of minutes and show you future tracker 6 which has been handling this as well. we have better weather on tuesday. our coverage continues in
ocean city with nora muchanic, many have left the shore towns, but some sticking around despite the weather. >> reporter: we're on the ocean city boardwalk, i was amazed how many people were walking around. those folks are not willing to give up on memorial day. clearly lots of folks have. a steady stream of traffic was heading out of ocean city this morning people with no interest staying in town in it was going to rain. it's okay so we had three other beautiful days. we'll take the rain as we go home. it's not as bad, i guess. >> reporter: the bad weather means instead of the asbury avenue business district teaming with people there were stragglers out this morning. not great news for the cafe or anyone else. big weekend everybody is coming down, but sad lie, everyone is heading back home. a disappointment for the businesses.
>> reporter: yeah, definitely. they say grandparents ventured out in the rain and they are figure out how to keep their grandson and his friend on the board boardwalk today. i wanted to go into the ocean, but we're leaving today, it's all depressioning. we were expecting for it to be okay, now it's starting to pick up a little. it's okay be it's mild out, we'll be okay. >> reporter: believe it or not there were people out on the boardwalk, riding bikes and getting soaked. we're celebrating memorial day and each other and the u.s.a. and everybody that has fallen for us and everybody we lost. and the smiles are on our faces that's about it. >> reporter: this family and many others not chased away by the bad weather. looking live at the gloomy boardwalk in ocean city. if the mother nature cooperated him the beach and boardwalk
would be packed. that's not the case and the crowds cleared out. we have folks out in the rain and lots of umbrellas, they don't want to give up yet because tomorrow it's back to work and school. live on the boardwalk in ocean city, nora muchanic channel 6 "action news." the names of two philadelphia soldiers will be added to the vietnam veterans' memorial at penns landing. this is the first addition to the wall in 13 years. next-door at the korean war people gathered to honor the first man from pennsylvania to be killed in that war. we'll have more on that in the next half-hour. a long-running celebration brought lots of patriotic pride to the bridesburg section of philadelphia. katherine scott was there for the memorial day parade. >> reporter: this parade is an annual tradition, it was set to go rain or shine. people lined the streets in bridesburg today decked out in the red, white and blue.
string bands veterans and girl scouts and more kicked off the bridesburg memorial day parade this morning on richmond street. an annual tradition that draws people from across the area. it's family oriented and everybody gets together. it's just great all the kids have fun. it's a beautiful thing. one of the best parades of the year. >> reporter: before the parade a gathering at the holy redeemer cemetary for memorial ceremony and placing of the wreath. reflecting on the meaning of memorial day and a salute to all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. the rain held out for the parade and hundreds lined the streets waving flags and clapping. another year, another great success. [bagpipes playing]. brings memories every year, it's beautiful. >> reporter: whether it's in
bridesburg or somewhere else, the important thing is to take time to remember. in bridesburg, katherine scott channel 6 "action news." we're covering your community this memorial day at 6abc.com with photos and videos of local parades and events. keep an eye on 6abc.com/weather for the forecast today and the week ahead. the presidential candidates have spent this memorial day weekend focusing their attention on military veterans. stephanie ramos is live in washington with more from the campaign trail. >> reporter: sarah, the lincoln memorial ground in washington were packed over the weekend waiting to hear from donald trump. once taking the podium trump hit his usual points. you wouldn't expect to see trump here. trump spending his memorial day weekend recruiting support at the rolling thunder motorcycle rally in our nation's capitol.
the presumptive presidential nominee trying to appeal to military vets. we'll rebuilt our military and take care of our veterans. >> reporter: according to trump the $6 million he raised is doing just that. he was asked which groups received the money. he tweeted about a different plan to built a wall at a border, after president obama went after trump's proposal. trump not saying much about former po warm front -- pow, senator mccain. as for his democratic opponents, hillary clinton marking the holiday as she does every year marching in a memorial day parade in her adopted hometown
of chap aqua new york. bernie sanders is righting to -- bernie sanders is trying to get ready for the california primary next week. gary johnson the new libertarian candidate saying they could play a role in the presidential campaign. three friends become heros during a night out how they prevented a stranger from being drugged by her date. plus an ohio zoo is defending it's decision for killing a gorilla who came face-to-face with a child. the latest on the controversy.
we're following developing news from the fox chase section of philadelphia. police have released tragic details about a man found dead in pennypack creek. officials say the 68-year-old victim was walking his dog when the animal went into the water. the man jumped in and was swept away by the current. authorities are working to
determine what happened to the dog. two people are dead and several orioles wounded after police say a man walked into a house ton auto detail shop yesterday and opened fire. one of the victims was a customer, the other, the gunman. bullets hit several police vehicles and a police helicopter was shot at with a high-powered weapon. none of the injuries were life threatening. two officers wounded were released from the hospital. in texas several communities are dealing with the aftermath of severe flooding. nine people had to be rescued near san antonio after an overnight downpour. 6 people died including a woman who else car was swept away. tropical aggression bonnie continues to bring -- tropical depression bonnie continues to bring rain to south carolina. the soggy weather is expected to linger when bonnie moves along the coast tomorrow. the cincinnati zoo is
defending it's decision to kill a 17-year-old gorilla to save the life of a young boy. the 4-year-old climbed through a barrier at the gorilla war exhibit and fell 15 feet below. witnesses captured the video of the 400-pound animal looming over the child and carrying him into the enclosure. zoo officials say tranquilizing the gorilla would not have knocked it out completely and it would have left the boy in danger. it could be have been very bad. >> reporter: the animal rights group at the zoo said they should have had a second barrier around the exhibit. a beach in florida recorded their first shark attack of the season. a 13-year-old boy was hurt while swimming in chest-deep water off dep tune beach.
another child saw it happen and helped the victim get back to shore. he grabbed my neck and i brought him back to the sand bar and there was two nice people that i handed the boy off to and i ran and told my mom. the boy was treated for a large by the. officials are investigating a suspected shark attack on the west west coast. a woman with large bites marks was pull off newport beach in southern castle california. three women stopped a stranger from being drugged near a restaurant in los angeles. they were having dinner when they noticed the couple at the next tabling. she saw the man put something into her drink and they got up and warned her. i said say, this is weird
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may. that mean automakers might have to offer special incentives to attract more buyers. tomorrow is the last day to move cars off the lot so customers may get the up hand in the negotiations. department of veteran affairs want to expand the role of nurses at va hospitals. they will be allowed to prescribe medication and administer an anesthesia and order and read diagnose novak -- die die -- the va said they need to make changes to meet grog demand for the care of survivors from the vam war and average. "action news" is working on news stories for the 4:00 p.m. let's check in with alicia vitarelli for the news ahead. look at us, looking patriotic
alicia. we are. some people have summer vacations on the brain, coming up we have tips for epic staycation. in the spirit of memorial day, two army rangers deployed in afghanistan release the song for the families of their fallen comrads. the story behind how they got this done is incredible while serving our country. you won't want to miss that come up on the show. don't forget you can take us on the go on the free 6abc news app watch us live or streaming or i don't know phone or tablet. thank you alicia. accuweather come up when we come right back.
a check of the accuweather forecast. not so great at the shorepoints, do you think inland, people can get the barbecues in? >> reporter: yes, inland, but i want people to keep look at the smart phone app because there's chance of showers. the morning was played out according to the morning model run we showed you this morning during the broadcast. most of the rain by the shore. as we go in closer there are heavy cells highlighted in yellows and oranges that come in. there's a moderate rain and nora muchanic down on the boards in south jersey did show people walking around in light rain on some of the boardwalk. the heavier stuff is possible there could rumbles of thunder and thunderstorms that pop up later on. as we look outside we have cloudy skies with some sunny breaks in center city. there, of course, is the vietnam veterans memorial. looks like they will get their function in just fine today as
we honor our fallen veterans across the region at the various memorials and penns landing is a spot that has stayed dry for several hours. 77 degrees in philadelphia. the dewpoint 68 that indicates fairly humid air. if you have plans to head out later on keep cool drinks handy. winds not strong so that's not helping you out. 77 in trenton. 76 in allentown. reading up to 78. 75 in wilmington, 6 in millville. 66 in cape may. now, each model run on future tracker 6 that comes out likes to throw a curve ball in there, through the morning we have precipitation over by the shore and that's what the model got right now. there's a which you think of precipitation down to the southwest. it has a chance of moving closer to philadelphia as we head up to 3:00 p.m. don't be surprised if you see a shower or thunderstorm in some areas farther north than where we are seeing the right now. later in the afternoon there's a
possibility of pop up here and there. most of the area at any given moment appears to be dry. if you have plans to be at the barbecue or ceremony this afternoon you want to keep your eyes on the app. generally speaking you should center most of the day dry. we get into the evening hours there's a line of showers that comes out of the northwest that kind of falls apart by 11:00 p.m. overnight tonight it's dry and we'll break out the clouds and start to see stars coming out from behind them. humid in the lehigh valley, cloudy, 82. yes there's a chance of a thunderstorm or shower popping up later this afternoon and evening. mostly you should be dry. down the shore we're dealing with the active showers and maybe a thunderstorm popping through at times. 74 is the high there. you might have noticed on the model run after we get past 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. there's a diminish rainfall down the shore. i don't know that it will completely dry out and getting
better. 79 degrees is the high in philadelphia. mostly cloudy and shower or thunderstorm can't be ruled out. for the phillies and nats, phillies back home, nationals coming to town, cloudy, 675 is for the first pitch, 70 in the 9th inning. you have to be wary of a possibility of shower or thunderstorm popping during the game. bring along rain gear and adam and cecily will be along on "action news" and they will show you future tracker and radar and let you know if anything is going on. cloudy overnight a shower or thunderstorm early in the evening and it dies down in the evening hours. 79 degrees, mostly cloudy skies and we've seen decent breaks of sun, but we may be clouding up again eventually as well. through the afternoon you will have to be on the look out for shower or thunderstorm popping up. most of the rain down by the shore. sun returns tomorrow, less humid, 87, warm. 80 on wednesday, partly sunny,
77 wednesday. nice stretch of weather there. friday, saturday sunday there's a chance of pop-up shower or thunderstorm and in the 70s. something to keep our eyes on. there's much more ahead in the next half-hour of "action news" at noon. some of the biggest names in hollywood head to the vatican to be honored by the pope. a world famous base jumper attempts a jump at the great wall of china. those stories and more next.
hello, again, here some of the stories we're following on "action news" at 12:30, definitely not a beach day on this memorial day, but several holiday events are happening across the region. we'll have live team coverage. police in cincinnati announced their decision on possible charges against the parents of a totaller who got into -- to dolors who got -- toddler who got into a gorilla's cage at the zoo. details across the nation, memorial day commemorations are happening as we speak. the weather has not been the best everywhere for the holiday. luckily it's not a washout. the one place that's not getting a break is the jersey shore there's been a steady rain all morning and afternoon. it didn't keep people from