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bring drenching downpours with them. it is tuesday afternoon and i'm sharrie williams. the big story is the tropical downpours coming our way. lets head to adam joseph keeping an eye on the system. >> we know that something is up because the minute you step out the door it feels like a steam bath out there and tropically humidity and much of the day is fairly quiet because of the cloud cover and sunshine breaking out in the western suburbs. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing it's quiet in our region, and we have the storms firing up west of lancaster county and a severe thunderstorm warni warning that does not include downtown lancaster. this is until 4:45 as the storms progress from the west to the east at a slow pace. we look at radar at harrisburg,
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153 lightning strikes here and a bowing feature here as it approaches lebanon and lancaster as well as york. we'll track this as it comes closer into our area as we go deeper in the afternoon and evening hours. as we look at the dew points, this is why we expect heavy rain with the downpours, dew points in the 70s, that means it's tropical out there. 74 in wilmington and 71 in philadelphia and air temperatures in the 80s from philadelphia to the north and west and the sea breeze is cooler at the shore and only in the 70s. as we look at satellite and radar, sunshine is breaking out and this line continues to expand in intensity as it pushes to the south and east. and the culprit is intense lightning and downpours and a low risk this evening and overnight of hail or tornadoes. we'll chat more about stormtracker 6 live double scan and let you know about a big
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improvement in the accuweather forecast. >> use facebook and twitter to follow our team of meteorologist and share pictures and videos of where you are. and check 6abc.com/weather for the latest conditions and real time views from storm tracker 6 live. this is a day of mourning for philadelphia sports fans, buddy ryan, the coach of the eagles and one of the most popular sports figures has died. he was known as the architect of the defense that brought the bears to the super bowl. then he came to philadelphia. he passed away at the able of 82. we begin with chad pradelli live in philadelphia. >> reporter: brian talking with a reporter who covered ryan as his time as head coach of the eagles, he says he was tough and gritty but no pretense there was
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nothing fake about him and he put football back on the map after down years. buddy ryan only one five more games that he lost, but he is on the mt. rushmore of coaches in this town. >> there this was a time when the giants and red skins ruled the nfc east and a bully showed up and said he would not be bullied. >> he was a great coach and a phenomenal coach you by believe he was a better man. >> mike quick played for ryan and described the mastermind who had the players interest at heart and garnered a deep loyalty. he came to philadelphia after winning a super bowl in chicago. the all pro wide receiver says that when ryan came to philadelphia for the infamnus playoff game he did not go
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quietly. >> he circled soldier field with his horns blaring to they would know the eagles had arrived. >> he admits the eagles teams may have underachieved at times but admired the gritty coach with a soft side that people didn't see. >> certainly sad. but you know we have a rich legacy that buddy ryan left the game. >> reporter: and after leaving philadelphia ryan coached three more seasons, two as head coach of the arizona cardinals and then retiring to his farm in kentucky where he passed away. i'm chad pradelli, channel 6 "action news." >> all right chad thank you. today a celebration of his life and legacy is filling social media with condolences. everybody is taking a moment to remember buddy. the eagles tweeting this, saying
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buddy ryan was arguably one of the greatest defense masterminds in nfl history. and rob brooks writes rip to one of the best coaches to ever coach the game. the game will miss you and most importantly, the people, his teammate safely malcolm jenkins, tweeted, may we ever celebrate the stamp you put on this game and the lives you changed and coached. >> and we hear from tons of fans, calling him the architect of some of the best eagles and now reggie and jerome are all back together. referencing re referencing reggie white and jerome brown. and finally, chris carter wrote, you saved my life with what you called tough life.
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he struggled with drug and alcohol abuse when he played in philadelphia, so ryan cut him from the team to get his life together and we know that is exactly what he did. one of the many moments being shared today by fans and all who loved and respected him. >> we are remembering buddy ryan's legacy on 6abc.com. we have more reaction to the passing of that former eagles coach and more pictures and videos of his unforgettable time. head to the "action news" facebook page to share your personal memories of the buddy ryan era. >> and pat summit died at the age of 64. he was one of the most influential women in the rise of women's basketball. we'll have more on her life and legacy coming up at 4:30. immigration activists were taken away in handcuffs when
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they blocked center city. they blocked the exit for the vine street expressway. they were protesting the supreme court decision that essentially stalled president obama's plan to shield millions of immigrants from deportation. authorities arrested several people and cleared the roads after 12:00 this afternoon. while you were sleeping new jersey lawmakers were hard at work passing a brand new tax plan. while it lures the sales tax it could mean higher gas prices across the state, it's not a law yet. nora muchanic is live with the details on this plan. >> the assembly has passed a big hike in the gas tax but the senate doesn't vote on it until thursday, but it's all but a given you'll be paying more at the pumps here in the matter of days. >> why can't they go 10 cents,
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why one big jump? >> that was the reaction from one man at a gas station in burlington. he is not happy that the assembly approved a deal to jack up new jersey gas by 26 cents a gallon. to save the nearly bankrupted transit. >> they keep going up and it's hard when you are on a fixed income. >> if most of it is devoted to repairing our terrible roads and bridges but i understand a lot of it going towards mass transit and that should really be paying its own way. >> to soften the gas tax they wanted to lower the sales tax to 6% over two years. they would be able to have an
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economic impact a lot quicker. they were trying to get rid of the estate tax and high taxes here prompted that you can live in new jersey but you can't afford to die here. >> when the senate comes back in, we hope it comes back into play. >> back live now, senate president steve sweeney is not on board to lower the income tax while the gas tax goes up, this could blow a billion and a half dollar hole in the budget. the senate is set to vote on this on thursday. i'm nora muchanic, channel 6 "action news". >> thank you nora. >> we'll keep talking about that. >> time for the "action news" traffic report. lets go live to matt pellman in the traffic center. >> we have taxing traffic
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troubles for the trip home. a crash happened on the roosevelt boulevard extension, northbound by the ridge avenue on ramp, you can see the emergency crews on the scene taking out the two right lanes on the twin bridge away from the schuylkill expressway, you are hitting a jam because just that left lane is open to northbound traffic. if you come out of the city this afternoon, you might want to use kelly drive and the hunting park avenue, just off the schuylkill. had a crash much of the afternoon in lower merion that was closing 23 at state road, that is in the process of clearing and that should be reopened in a few minutes. trouble in delco with a disabled csx train, it's blocking out meeting house road and try chester and the delco situation. i never thought we'd talk about
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that but the trash truck is still blocking the off ramp, from the not so super highway to get to old lincoln highway. the off ramp is closed. we have 20 minute delays on the septa paoli thorndale line, because of wire issues. lets grab the ipad and do the commuter report. we are coming in from an overturned vehicle accident in plymouth meeting, if you normally take the ridge stay on german town this afternoon. >> all right matt thank you. and still ahead republicans in the house of representatives give their report on benghazi. >> and a deal in the wake of an emissions scandal. the biggest in history.
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we continue to follow breaking news in istanbul, turkey, 10 people aare dead aftr two suicide bombers blew themselves up. the third busiest airport in europe and the 10th busiest in the world. we are still following this. congressional republicans released a long awaited report on attacks that killed four americans in libya. the house benghazi panel pointing a finger at the obama administration. and it included 80 new
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witnesses, it called security lacks and the response slow, and focuses on the fact that the administration initially blamed the attack on an anti-muslim video. and some take aim at secretary of state, hillary clinton. >> telling the american people that it was a protest and privately telling the truth it was an attack. >> it's a republican conspiracy in search of a conspiracy. >> it took 10 years and cost $7 million, that the republicans were trying to politicize the deaths in order to try to attack the obama administration and hurt hillary clinton's campaign. clinton also taking a moment to respond today, also accusing the report of taking on a partisan tinge and adding quote, it's time to move on.
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>> from benghazi to brexit, they called for britainft exit and got angry with prime minister cameron, he is trying to negotiate favorable exit conditions for his country and the european counter parts say there will be no discussion on what is next until the uk triggers the exit process. and now here is a look at closing numbers, stocks today are steady after the selloff because of the news out of britain, the dow up 269 points and the nasdaq up 100 points today and the s&p is up more than 35 points. volkswagon agreed to a settlement, $43.7 million after
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admitting to rigging their vehicles to pass emissions tests. vw will also spend $10 billion as part of a buy back program for anybody that wants to get rid of their cars and pay the difference between the buy back and the balance of the owner's loans or leases. if you own one of these we'll have more for you coming up at 4:30 today. part of our area is now under a severe thunderstorm watch. lets get over to meteorologist, adam joseph. >> there are not a lot of storms out there but they are popping up west of lancaster, the severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 10:00 tonight everywhere you see the yellow and pretty much of the entire viewing area and the exception is the shore and extreme southern parts of new jersey, the threat is wind and small hail and especially some vivid lightning and also some torrential rainfall, as we
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look at stormtracker 6 live double scan pretty quiet at the present time, you can start to see the storms west of lancaster, north of pottsville, one area that is dealing with a severe thunderstorm right now is elizabeth town as this storm heads to the east at 25 miles per hour, there you see the times and the towns with this storm of 83 lightning strikes in the last 15 minutes as it push as way from harrisburg, it produces winds in excess of 60 miles per hour heading towards manheim and lincoln. and again, this is not in the viewing area yet but about to bump into the viewing area and we'll watch that as it moves to the east slowly. right now 82 in philadelphia and 85 in allentown and 83 in reading and 70s in southern jersey and dover. we have the tropical air mass in place, factor in the humidity, it feels like 86 in philadelphia
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and 87 in allentown and that is the fuel to get these storms going, and they turn severe at times this evening. we look at satellite and radar, the only watch boxes in our viewing area and extending down to washington and parts of baltimore, upper level energy spinning from toronto heavening to ignite the storms, we'll watch the storms especially during the early part of the overnight hours and it remains humid, 62 to 68 degrees for your overnight low, future tracker at 7:00, watch it approach the northwestern suburbs of philadelphia and not everyone is getting hit by the storms, if you do expect heavy rainfall at the minimum, 10:00 still hanging along i-95, and it falls apart as it heads to southern new jersey with lingering clouds in spots and 10:00 tomorrow big improvement here on wednesday as the sunshine starts to go back to work. for the forecast tomorrow, a humid start and we are also going to see a little bit of left over cloud cover with
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temperatures in the mid-80s, right around 80 at the shore and a brighter and drier afternoon tomorrow where you'll notice the big drop in humidity. the four day at 4:00, despite we start humid in the morning and left over clouds, and big improvement into the afternoon as the dry northwesterly winds work in. 87 degrees and more humid once again on friday, and unsettled at times, there could be pop-up showers and thunderstorms during the day on friday but that should dry out as we get into saturday with sun and clouds and still warm at 88 degrees as we begin your holiday weekend. we'll continue to track the storm this evening and give you the seven day including the 4th in the next half hour. >> thanks adam. up next another high-profile athlete decides to skip the summer olympics because of concerns over the summer olympics. and ikea issues a recall by
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philadelphia police are looking for the man that broke into the city's spring garden section. it happened one week ago today. the suspect broke the glass window at the new spring garden market at 4th and spring garden at 2:30 in the morning. he rummaged through the store and took cartons of cigarettes and left the same way he came in. police want anyone with information to give them a call. another top athlete dropped out of the rio olympics because of zika concerns. jason day, the number one ranked golfer in the world said he would not be going to brazil.
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zika is linked to severe birth desk defects because he wanted more children. four other golfers purposed down a chance to play in the summer games. today artists unveiled the veterans freedom mural on the side of the residential facility. this was an inaugural project that trains local artists for free and governor jack markell was on hand for the dedication, new jersey has 177 brand new correction officers, they took the oath of office in trenton, lieutenant governor praised them for their noble decision and the recruits will begin their simtss of overseeing recruits across the state. and ikea has a recall surrounding its dressers, what
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istanbul. and more than 30 people have been hurt. two suicide bombers firing machine guns blew themselves up. and we are told that the attack happened at the entrance to the airport before the security check. turkey has suffered several bombings and just yesterday the u.s. state department issued a warning telling u.s. citizens to avoid traveling to that country. ikea is including 29 million people in their recall of dressers and chests. it has caused the death of six children, include one from chester. >> reporter: brian, this ikea recall should motivate all families to take action to keep any piece of furniture from tipping over.
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do not wait until tomorrow or the weekend. a child in the u.s. dies every two weeks because of a tipover incident. >> it is the hardest thing we ever had to deal with and we deal with it every day all day. >> jackie found her 2-year-old curenpinned under an ikea dresser in 2014. using this lab test and a new recall, federal safety officials are warning that tipovers of ikea dressers like this ends with more than 30 children getting hurt like this and six children getting killed including teddy magee of minnesota. >> send it back and get rid of it, it's dangerous, it's a dangerous product. and i don't want to see it in any homes, i don't want this to happen to any other family. >> ikea is now expanding an earlier recall, this new recall
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involves 29 million chests and dressers including 8 million molm dressers. i'm thrilled it's recalled it's a huge goal of mine. >> if you have a piece of this furniture put it in an area that children cannot access. and then contact ikea for a free anchoring or wall kit. and ikea will install it for you. >> hudson was pinned right here -- this is where hudson was with the draurz on top of him. >> this is what happened to hudson when a dresser by another company that came crashing down but he managed to escape injury but his parents say it was a close call and an important reminder that dangerous and deadly tipovers can happen with all different makes and models
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of furnish tube as well as tv sets. they must all be anchored to the wall. >> ikea admits that some of its units did not meet standards and they stopped selling those units and set up a hot line for the recall. i called it earlier today and i got disconnected and they said there were too many callers, they urged customers to be patient and try and try again and they are bringing in additional staff to handle the recall. i'm nydia han, channel 6 "action news." >> helpful and important information. >> nydia thank you. new at 4:30, a teacher in wilmington has been arrested for sharing child pornography online. according to investigators, william herkins the iv downloaded the shared child pornography thousands of times. they say there could be more
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charges coming. herkins is a teacher at elementary school. two vehicles slided in middletown township. vest dirters say that one -- one driver was trying to make a turn and one was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. a man was hospitalized after a deck collapse. it happened on the 8700 block of windham road. they pulled the man to safety after a half hour. no word on his condition or what caused the deck to give way. time to check again on our forecast, we are keeping an eye on potential storms coming our way. sky 6 hd showing the scene in center city philadelphia, some
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clouds out there and adam says we are under a severe thunderstorm watch for parts of the area. >> with the sunshine breaking out and destabilizing the atmosphe atmosphere. the exception is southern new jersey and the shore not within the watch box. the main culprit is torrential rain and maybe some small hail. stormtracker 6 live double scan will show the broken line of storms to the north and west. moving to the east-southeast very slowly at 20 to 25 miles per hour. so that is a big concern because as they slowly moved through and it could lead to quick rising waters in spots. it mains in effect until 4:45,
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on the border in manheim, as we look at stormtracker 6 live double scan a little bit closer, the storm is moving away from harrisburg, 65 lightning strikes and slowly moving northeast to lancaster but at this point that is the only storm near or approaching our viewing area at the time. and more is expected to pop into the latter part of the afternoon and evening hours. what to expect? that is for the next 12 hours, the slow moving storms with extreme humidity, we could see a quick 1 to 2 inches of rain in spots where the downpours and rain comes through and the other threat with these storms could be brief strong winds. we'll chat more about that and look at the radar coming up in the forecast. and talk about a big improvement around the corner. >> thank you adam. with storms in the area, use facebook and twitter to follow our team of meteorologists and share pictures and video of where you live. check 6abc.com/weather for the latest conditions and real time
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views from storm tracker 6 live. >> a pennsylvania state trooper is honored for his efforts to stop bullying in philadelphia schools, sergeant john canter accepted the award from the group anti-bullying. he was chosen for promoting a non-violent and safe community during his visits to city schools and spends his free time volunteering as a youth sports coach. the democratic convention is less than a month away and now the city is facing harsh criticism on its policy on protesting. monica malpass is live with more on this. >> groups rallied for the right to protest for where they want and how they want. the city has deniedself protest permits citing logistics and traffic issues, but they say
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they are denying them their first amendment rights. we'll talk about this coming up at 5:00. and tonight in health check how a local drug maker is joining the fight against opioid addiction. we'll see you tonight at 5:00. >> thank you. a local mom who went through a tough child birth is hoping to help other families in the same difficult situation, kelly gallagher super hero project gave $5,000 to the neonatal center. the new eye system will have parents interact. gallagher knows how difficult that time can be. she was forced to leave her twin boys behind after they were born 8 weeks premature. >> they know their infant is only a click away now --
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hopefully they can establish relationships that they didn't know possible and easier knowing your infant is in the best hands possible. >> we are happy to tell that you gallagher's boys are fine and they just celebrated their first birthday. >> great news and thoughtful idea. >> next on "action news," a babysitter fired for what happened on this viral video is telling her side of the story. why she says the clip does not tell the whole story. >> and how to take advantage of volkswagon's emissions settlement c
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. one of the greatest basketball coaches of all time pass add way today. pat summit died this morning after battling alzheimer's disease for several years.
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the 64-year-old is the all time winningest coach in ncaa basketball. she led the tennessee lady vols to eight championships and even after retirement remained involved with the lady vols and she wasn't just known as a great coach but as a champion of women's sports. >> she is the reason that we are gettive and that we have a fire under us and that we want to win. and we cry when we lose and we are pass nate about basketball. >> she is great at what she did and driven and wanted to be the best but it was never about pat. >> president obama awarded her the presidential medal of freedom, the highest civilian honor.
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people stopped by her statue to leave cards and flowers in her honor. >> personnel spent the last three hours searching for crew members missing since a train crash in the texas panhandle. one jumped before the crash and he is being treated at a nearby hospital. the two freight trains hit head-on. the ntsb is investigating. big talkers and remember the babysitter fired after this viral video that showed the moments that the baby she was watching getting dump with gallons of water at the splash park. the babysitter, lisa is speaking out for the first time. >> she said she put the 7-month-old there thinking she could splash around, when it did
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she rushed in to get the baby. it shows it was simply an accident. >> i'm not that person that people are calling me. i mean i'm pretty sure i have been called every name in the book. >> craven says she even received death threats and is upset because she treated her like she was her own child. >> it's a definitely what would you do kind of moment, people are calling this man a hero after he found a pretty big chunk of change, that could have come in handy considering his situation. but handed it over to authorities. he came to germany as a refugee and was given that old cupboard, inside he found around $166,000 hidden under one of the boards, what did he do, he called police
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and handed it over. and they hail him for his honesty and did the right thing. you ever open a bag of cheetos and found a funky one that looked like a guitar or something. now it can earn you up to $30,000. this is a real contest. frito lay the maker of cheetos looking for the next big cheeto shape to be inducted into the theat oh hall-of-fame and there is a real panel of judges that select the best cheeto based on visual interest and buzz worthy next and the cheetos museum will tour the country later this summer. start digging into the bags there is an artsy cheeto or ten,
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waiting to give someone $60,000. most people don't look but now -- >> a reason to buy more cheetos. look at each and everyone. >> lets get a check of the roads right now. >> grab a bag for the ride home. you'll have time to find that extra special one. something special on 95 a crash unfortunately on the northbound side by the off ramp to the vine street expressway taking out the right lane, there is extra slowing coming north of washington avenue and this is not where the delay ends coming up to the work zone at girard and to cotman. two separate problems on the northbound extension, first a crash and then a broken down vehicle and the delay and both now gone but extra heavy coming north of the schuylkill expressway, and on 1 in langhorne, buck county, still cleaning up from the trash truck
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fire this morning. blocking the off ramp from the super highway to old lincoln highway, business 1, i would exit back at 213 in langhorne to get around it. and 309 closed near route 22. and plymouth meeting an overturned vehicle crash is blocking off part of the ridge pike at little avenue. >> thank you. meteorologist, adam joseph is coming up with the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. next.
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all right meteorologist, adam joseph, tracking an active
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radar out there. >> as we look at stormtracker 6 live double scan we do have a severe thunderstorm watch for most of our area until 10:00. the watch means the potential of any of these storms to turn to the severe side, that doesn't mean they will. we are tracking a broken line west of lancaster north of pottsville at the present time. we have a severe thunderstorm warning until 5:45 for almost the next hour just to the west of lancaster, 60 miles per hour wind gusts expected with this storm. it's moving more in a southeasterly direction and that continues to push into southern lancaster county and extreme southern parts of chester county south of oxford. as we look at the storm it's moving at a speed of 20 to 25 miles per hour. extremely heavy rain being released around elizabeth town and 74 lightning strikes in the last 15 minutes, aiming towards lancaster and mythville and coreyville and on the brink of our viewing area and this is the
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only storm at the present time we are tracking. dew points, 71 in philadelphia and 71 in millville and 74 in dover. this is the fuel for the storms and tropical like downpours released. that is why you say when you step out the door, it's really humid out here because of that moisture. cooler at the shore with the sea breeze and the sea breeze will help to choke the storms as they push into southern new jersey and why we don't have the severe thunderstorm watch for the shore communities or the extreme southern parts of delaware. satellite and radar shows energy pivoting in and helping to unite the storms and roll through here during the overnight hours, at 6:00, it's mainly through pennsylvania, still wading through parts of delaware and new jersey waiting for storms and scattered in variety and not everyone will get hit by these
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but if you do expect heavy rainfall and vivid lightning, still hanging on wilmington and philadelphia to the north and west and that starts to push into southern new jersey at 11:00, at that time you see the sea breeze go into effect breaking the line apart and it's all out of here wednesday morning. the biggest concern is the vivid lightning and the heavy downpours, strong winds a moderate threat with some of the storms and not all of them and a low chance of hail and tornadoes with these storms, high pressure comes in tomorrow and improvement dropping humidity especially in the afternoon. 85 degrees and sun and clouds and as we get into thursday, high pressure remains in control and 87 degrees, and the warm front swings from the south to the north on friday to introduce the humidity and a chance for storms one again. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, turning less humid especially at lunch time tomorrow in the afternoon of 85 degrees, a few clouds thursday
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and 87 and humidity is back on friday, and hazy sunshine and 88 with pop-up downpours and thunderstorms around and it should dry out as we get into the upcoming holiday weekend and temperatures in the upper 80s and clouds at times and as we get into tuesday not much changing and low humidity and sun and clouds and down the shore for tomorrow and starts muggy and cloudy in the morning and improvement there tomorrow afternoon. we'll continue to watch the radar during the evening hours. >> generally a good forecast. >> thanks. next in what's the deal we break down everything about volkswagon's historic sellle:
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>> today big questions perfect volkswagon onners after the
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biggest class action settlement. vw ordered to pay $15.3 billion. about 10 billion will go to folks that bought a volkswagon or audi thinking they were buying an environmentally friendly car only to find out that their emissions were vastly higher than the law allows. so here is what the company is offering to do. first, buy back your vehicle regardless of the condition, they will take it back and give you the trade-in price before the cheating was made public on september 18th, 2015, those begin in the fall. here is the other option, they will fix your car but you should know the fix itself has yet to be determined and needs government approvals and vw is not even submitting the possible
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fixes until november, but if you choose to get your car fixed you'll get paid for your troubles, some where between $5,000 to $10,000 depending on the age of your car. experts say waiting to make a choice is better for your bottom line and clearly not the case for the environment. the cars do violate the clean air act and you risk the chance of getting the violation, you have until september 1, 2018 to make a decision. >> that is a huge undertaking it appears. >> thank you, that will do it tore "action news" at 4:00. i'm sharrie williams, join me along with brian and adam tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl 17. now here is monica malpass with a look ahead at 5:00. >> coming up next we are
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tracking breaking news in turkey where two deadly explosions are reported at one of the world's busiest airports and remembering buddy ryan, one of the most dynamic coaches to ever lead the philadelphia eagles. and adam joseph is tracking heavy rain in our area tonight.
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist, cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. it is 5:00 and we are following breaking news from overseas, according to turkish officials at least 10 people are dead and others are injured after an attack at the istanbul airport. it happened about two hours ago. just yesterday the u.s. state department updated their travel warning for turkey citing terrorist organization targeting tourists specifically aviation services, right now all flights from the u.s. and istanbul turkey have been halted. it's the third busiest in europe
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and one of the top 15 busiest in the world. updates as we get them here and online at 6abc.com. brian taff joins us and we are keeping a close eye on the accuweather forecast with sports of our area under a severe thunderstorm watch. adam joseph is in for cecily tynan. >> that is in effect until 10:00 tonight for most of the viewing area including the poconos and allentown and philadelphia and the exception the shore communities and southern parts of new jersey not within the watch and a reminder means that the potential, that doesn't mean it will happen but the potential for storms to turn severe and heavy rain and lightning and gusty winds and maybe some small hail. as we look at stormtracker 6 live double scan, not a lot is happening. north and west of pottsville a little line and western parts of lancaster county, one severe thunderstorm right now and that warning in effect until 5:45

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