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right now. reading 95 and wilmington 93 and trenton 91 degrees, and then factor in the dew points in the 70s and philadelphia was at 101, in the last hour, now dropping down to 99 and feeling like 100 in trenton and wilmington, feels like 105 in dover and at the atlantic city airport. it's pretty brutal out there. this heat will continue, the heat advisory for the outlying areas, the areas in orange expires at 8:00 tonight however the excessive heat warning the areas in pink all areas 25 miles away from the i-95 corridor, this continues through friday evening. now, what is going on we'll have slightly lower dew points kind of mixing in tomorrow and that is because there is an impulse moving through that sparked a tornado warning about an hour ago. behind the system we have some
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sinking air, that means instead of dew points in the 70s it will be in the 60s. still hot but not quite as intense as today. warm and muggy tonight and tomorrow hot but not quite as humid. and more 90s for the weekend and we'll talk about next week coming up in the full accuweather forecast. >> thank you. the city of philadelphia has activated its heat line, if have you a heat related issue call the number there on your screen. 215-765-9040. the corporation for aging is manning the phones until midnight. and activating the money phone line shows just how seriously people should take this kind of heat, which can be down right dangerous. janet is talking to people sweating it out all day. >> that is right sharrie, we are sweating it out too, every few
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minutes you hear a collective sigh of relief here because the fountain and the wind is blowing the refreshing mist of water our way and it really does feel great. there is not just one way to beat the heat but one thing everyone can agree on today. >> can't see the sweat is in my eyes. it's ungodly hot. >> and hot and sticky. >> last week everybody was saying it was hot but today the humidity is unbearable. >> the humidity out here just drink a lot of water. >> temperatures in the 90s but can feel like 100 degrees. >> yesterday was hot and today hot. >> chris has been handing out tickets for years and walks miles a day and hot days make for hot drivers. >> they don't want a ticket on a
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cold day or a hot day and the heat makes it worse. >> what do you think about the hot weather? >> just go to the pool and come here and just do some cool stuff. >> most that have to work and battle the elements, they say thank goodness for a.c. >> i have been in the a.c. managing. i'm managing. i am trying to hurry up and get to the next place where the air is. >> you can see a lot of kids here even adults having fun at the founts an and we kind of joke about this, the fun you can have out here, on a more serious note we saw a man suffer a medical emergency because of this heat. this is a serious thing, the one thing we can tell u.s. drink lots and lots of water and be careful of how much time you spend outside. janet reyess, channel 6 "action news." >> safety needs to be the
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priority. thank you. you can keep track of the rising temperatures with, there you can get the seven-day forecast and view stormtracker 6 live double scan for yourself. and interact with our team of meteorologists throughout the day on twitter and facebook. well, it looks like the septa struggles that we were dealing with will last a little longer than we thought. teeny but critical cracks took trains off the track and the full fleet will not be back to work on labor day like they hoped. >> today septa invited the media over to the maintenance fas it's for a show and tell. those minuscule hard to see hair line cracks causing major issues. the critical safety concern has grounded its newest and more critical trains. now they know what happened and where it happened but not how and why. that needs further engineering work and they say they are not taking any chances. >> we will not have the fleet
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back at labor day. we are shooting for labor day to have cars back in service but we want to make sure they are safe. i mean we have to have the confidence of the public that we are doing the right things and showing people the amount of work we are would going through. >> and the thought is to have the cars back in service by labor day but that is about it. they say that will help a little but there is a lot of work to be done. they are looking for a fix but safety first and today they showed us the cracks barely visible with the naked eye. >> thankfully somebody noticed them thank you. >> it's a wild day in the race for the white house, abc news learned that donald trump is leaning towards picking indiana governor, mike pence for his running mate but the decision is not made yet. elizabeth is live in new york. this comes as a new poll shows the candidates are neck and
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neck. >> reporter: that is right according to that new poll you talked about this race is too close to call making this vp decision for both campaigns so crucial, and with that in mind we learn which way trump is leaning. donald trump leaning towards indiana governor, mike pences as his running mate and speaker paul ryan says he is on board. i hope he picks a good movement conservative and clearly mike is one of those. there are other good people as well. >> at three potentially four, but in my own mind i'm thinking about two. >> trump not revealing names, we know that those include newt gingrich and chris christie. gingrich told abc news he would not be surprised if he chose
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pence and christie says he doesn't know if he is still in the running. >> and hillary clinton also vetting running mates was back on capitol hill and in virginia slamming trump. >> next week in cleveland they will nominate someone that thinks latino outreach is tweeting a picture of a taco bowl. >> this on the heels of a new national poll showing clinton and trump deadlocked at 40% each. and as for trump again sources tell abc news his vp pick is not a done deal but leaning towards governor pence and the announcement is set for tomorrow. i'm elizabeth herr, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. it's time now for a check of the "action news" traffic report. lets go live to autumn marisa in for matt pellman. how are things looking. we are slow on the schuylkill
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expressway, these are eastbound lanes on the conshohocken curve, an earlier accident that moved out of the way at belmont involving an ambulance and penndot was on the scene as well as police, it has moved off on to the shoulder and waiting for penndot and police to arrive and the delays are in the eastbound lanes to the city, we are dipping down to the teens on is the blue route and slow going on 95 northbound and an earlier accident at the northbound lanes at allegheny, slow from pens landing to that point on 95, a few incidents to tell you about at 295, southbound approaching the black horse pike in new jersey and 202 southbound approaching 401 we have an incident to report as well. and the pennsylvania turnpike eastbound approaching the delaware valley exit, there say disabled vehicle taking out the right hand lane. >> and the 42 freeway you see the lanes nice and slow approaching the walt whitman bridge and the southbound not
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looking bad towards the atlantic city expressway and the vine street expressway we go, slow in those westbound lane fz you make your way up to the schuylkill expressway now. we'll bring you an update in the next half hour. >> thank you autumn. still ahead here today a major u.s. airline is cutting flights to the u.s. kingdom because of the brexit vote and it affects flights from ph elphia. and president obama is preparing for a historic conversation with the american people. and the nominations are out find out who is in line for the top honors for the emmy awards. and melissa magee is celebrating the new jersey state crab festival. >> reporter: we came down to the shore to get a break from the heat and humidity, but it's still pretty hot here in an area
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known as fish alley, we are doing crabbing and jumping in the boat and heading out into the bay and we'll have seafood from mike's dock side restaurant. i have my tools i'm ready.
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it's a chance to talk about race relations be policing and guns and it's happening in the matter of hours on national television. president obama will speak to america during a televised town hall and the conversation is about recent protests and dan r dangerous police shootings. remember you can watch the president and the people a national conversation here on 6 abc, it begins at 8:00. the dnc is just 11 days away and philadelphia is getting $43
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million from a federal grant to keep the city safe. wendy saltzman is looking into how the money is being spent and why you should care. >> how are your tax dollars being used at the democratic national convention. >> we are the watch dog for the justice department. we watch the money and see where it is going. >> for the past misuse of convention money, if it's misspent why philadelphians will have to pick up the bill. >> we'll be talking to the inspector general for what he is looking for. only on "action news" at 11:00. from the politics to the protest, the entire "action news" team will cover the democratic national convention, it begins july 22nd and first up is the republic national convention in cleveland. "action news" reporters jim gardner and sara bloomquist will be there. look for live reports starting
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tomorrow. delta airlines is cutting flights between the united states and the united kingdom. because of the brexit vote. it sent the british pound in free fall, that means cheap flights but revenue for u.s. carriers, they will cut fees by 6% and that affects flights out of philadelphia. look at the closing numbers, green arrows, the dow continuing in record territory. soaring 134 points and the nasdaq 28 and the s&p up 11 minutes on the day. starbucks is launching a new brand of stores aimed at a more upscale market. it's called starbucks reserve only, they offer exclusive smaller batch coffees and advice as large as starbucks stores and have a cafe feel to them.
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it tries to build up their business and invested in italian bakery that opens as a worldwide chain. >> and they are off, today in hollywood the contenders were announced for the emmy awards and leading the pack is game of thrones, with 20 nominations including best drama, on its heels the people versus o.j. simpson with 18 nods and viola davis celebrating her second nomination, she was the first woman of color to win a best drama actress trophy and going back for a second one. this year it's a first for blackish, nominated this year for best comedy series, it's going up against modern family which by the way earned its seventh consecutive nod, it won
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five out of the past six. some of the stars of blackish nominated. anthony anderson and tracy ellison ross. earning nominations for their lead roles on the show and felicity taylor and regina king for american crime. a lot to look out for. and for dancing with the stars, up against for best reality competition among other nominations. so a lot to look out for, jimmy kimmel is the host coming up on september 18th here on 6 abc. should be a good show. >> he is always funny and blunt to say the least. should be good. all right it's time for a check of the accuweather forecast. >> took my kids for a bike ride and i think i lost 11 pounds in a couple of miles. cecily tynan with the oppressive details. >> it was tough and i went for a run and had to take a cold
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shower and lie down for a nap to recover. >> if you look at this shot overlooking reading from the pagoda. it's a pretty day and the air conditioning is cranked up and you are looking outside seeing the hazy sunshine and you step outside and you can feel the heat and humidity, and we do have some pretty breezy conditions, notice the streamline, the arrows though, they are coming out of the south, a warm flow of air and wind gusts 28 miles per hour in philadelphia. 20 in millville and 21 in reading it's a breezy day, but it's not making it feel any better. the heat index the way it feels, 99 in philadelphia and 100 in trenton and wilmington and 104 in cape may and 105 in dover, this is really in the danger zone. things improve a little bit tomorrow, at least humidity levels, satellite 6 along with action radar showing we did have a cluster of some intense thunderstorms move through northampton county and a tornado
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warning about an hour ago and these are now hitting manhattan and what is going on behind the system we get a slight drop in dew points tomorrow. some slightly drier air mixes in and it's hot and not quite as humid. a warm stuffy night, overnight low, 77 in philadelphia and 72 in allentown and 76 in cape may, and wilmington 75 degrees, future tracker showing at 10:00 tonight, it's going to feel like 90 degrees in philadelphia. then it feels like 90 again by 11:00 tomorrow morning. if you like to get the exercising in get it in early in the day and heading into the afternoon the heat index will be climbing into the upper 90s. not quite as brutal as today. it's certainly going to be uncomfortable. the get away friday forecast shows down the shore mostly sunny and a sea breeze, and not as intense inland and
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philadelphia though 94 degrees moderate humidity and the heat index 98 tomorrow and the poconos sun and cloud not quite as hot. 84 degrees. the four day at 4:00, the heat continues and the humidity drops a little bit. 94 degrees and heat indexes in the upper 90s and a mixture of clouds and sunshine and not as intense and 90 degrees could get thunderstorms late saturday night perhaps very early sunday morning and partly sunny and 91, the humidity levels are moderate over the weekend, but monday we crank up the temperature and bring back the oppressive humidity with 93 degrees, could get thunderstorms i'll let you know what air mass is behind that coming up in the accuweather forecast. come on over for a pool party. got to soak in weather like this. >> the heat index is when you
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factor in the humidity with the temperature. when the humidity is low you go out for a jog or walk, your sweat evaporates, when it's high your sweat can't evaporate it's like you are wearing a moisture sweater and that heats you up even more. >> thank you cecily. up next giving the gift of music, the local group trying to make a difference in the community with the power of a guitar. >> help is finally on the way for people in our area. living with contaminated water, we are live on details with how the state is stepping in to help. >> a big controversy brewing over a celebrity instagram pick. and some people saying a mother and daughter kissing on the lips is creepy.
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blinds to go's annual storewide sale going on now.r ate buy one, get one at half price. hundreds of styles and colors. every item through the store. buy one get one at half price. that's something to celebrate! blinds to go. blinds for life. we are working to learn the names of two men that died in an early morning crash in lehigh valley today. it happened before 2:30 a.m. in
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salisbury township. police say that the car went off the road and went into a tree. they are not sure why the driver lost control. there were no other vehicles involved in the crash. >> despite the interest in this year's election, history shows that the small percentage of philadelphians will actually vote in it. the nounced that teaming up with the philadelphia black clergy to conduct a vote registration drive and that african-american and latino voting is dropping in the last decade. and a montgomery park got an in look thanks to dozens of volunteers. the blue crew spent the morning cleaning up the medal of honor park, they polished and paid tribute to the 2300 people that
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received the highest honor for military valor. kids will learn the power of music thanks to the generosity of strangers from another state. the group mission music from pine hill, new jersey, donated six guitars today. the instruments go to kids in the arts and humanities, the group gives the kids music lessons during a free summer camp. these are the faces of future veterinarians, the cameras were there at university city as students cared for several cats, high school students with aspirations to care for animals are getting hands on learning from vets. this is the summer vets program put on by penn. teams shadow a doctor and learn about anatomy and intensive care, it will hopefully provide a true understanding of what a veterinarian does day in and day
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out. >> there is more to come on "action news." prince harry pushed for change raising awareness for hiv and aids by getting tested live on facebook. i'm nydia han, i have tips on how to keep your grass green.
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"action news" at 4:30 continues. >> 4:30 now a crash that sends children to the hospital. and a new way to contact 911 in camden county, it's one of the first in the state to receive emergency texts. and we are going fish can down at the shore today. melissa magee is live with the details about new jersey state crab festival. first at 4:30, help is on the way now for residents in montgomery county, that are dealing with water contamination, the state is stepping in sending millions to fix the problem. vernon odom spoke to some relieved residents today. he is live now in horsham with the details. >> reporter: good day brian, clean tap water is coming to horsham township in montgomery county, that is the promise from harrisburg after governor wolf signed off on a plan to fund the process to clean up the drinking
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water here. >> for years some 7600 households in horsham worry btd town's contaminated water supply and now the state is sending $10 million to deal with the problem long-term. it's expected to be in place by the end of this year. it comes from the former willow grove air station and twice in seven years they told the people of horsham, that dangerous contaminates are in their public well water, now cleansing solutions including carbon filters are heading into the pipeline. >> i have heart breaking stories from folk that call my office or send me an email. that their health issues may have been caused by the water. >> the water is of great interest to judy and joe, horsham residents for eight years, they are provided bottles water for bathing and cooking when they were told that their
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private well water is contaminated as well. joe is a two time cancer survivor now. and they lost several neighbors to cancer. >> we are worried about it because several people on this street have died of cancer. >> sharrie for the record tonight, joe is soon headed back to another six week course of chemo therapy. i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." >> okay vernon thank you. people in new jersey are getting a new way to get help during an emergency. starting tomorrow, everyone in the state will be able to text 911 in cases where it's not safe enough to make a phone call. your initial message for help will start a live online conversation with a dispatcher, they suggest including as much information as you possibly can. when they actually respond back
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to you. type your address in, this way we instantly know where you are. >> camden county was the first to get the 911 texting service, but tomorrow every county in new jersey will have it. >> a south jersey man is behind bars for allegedly killing two kittens, police say that timothy cane killed two of his ex-girlfriend's kittens with a bow and arrow, one was founded in the backyard and another in the refrigerator, this happened yesterday and cane is charged with animal cruelty and harassment. >> three people including a child were trapped in an suv in delaware county. it happened on meeting house road in upper chichester, the suv slammed into a parked car and two adults and a child were trapped for a short time and all three were taken to the hospital no word yet on their conditions.
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new surveillance video shows a robbery at a wawa in philadelphia. you see the man walk in early sunday morning and he has a bandana covering his face and then flashed a gun and demands cash and cigarettes from the teen manning the counter, the suspect made off with the items anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call philadelphia police. >> another excessive heat warning is in effect in philadelphia. they were searching their art museum for their next monster. >> we probably run one mile -- and definitely hydrating a lot today. >> some people were out and about today with their pets, owners are urged to go for walks early in the morning or late in the day. the heat line is activates, the
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number to call is 215-765-9040. the corporation of aging will answer your calls until midnight and again tomorrow. all right time for down at the shore now, certainly the place to be today. we are in sea isle city, celebrating the new jersey state crab festival. melissa magee has the lucky assignment, she is catching and steaming and doing all kindses of things, in the catching process now. up and under brian, that is the technique. i have to ask you something, did you know today was national hot dog day. and here in sea isle city, it's all about crabbing, that is what we are up to now, i understand that crabbing is good to do during this month and fall is peak time to do that. if you are not crabbing i hear king fish is popular this time of year. we'll have more on that as we get the tips from the pros at rip tide bait and tackle.
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as you check out what is happening down at the shore. >> reporter: with the sun high and the brigantine surf churning we got a lesson on bait and tackle. >> they are small, 10 to 12 inch fish. some of the best eating fish around. the king dpish fish is a tasty delight. >> it's simple to catch and simple to cook. >> we caught nothing that day and he says that is unusual. >> they sit in pockets, so if you don't catch anything, you reel in. and usually can pick them off. >> here is pictures on his facebook page, you may get somethinglike a butterfly ray or a small shark. >> you can't choose who will
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bite your hook. >> one fisherman caught something big and we watched and whater it was won the battle. if you would like to play, get started for under $100. >> we have rod, reel and line, beginner combos, $40 to $60 on a combo. >> all right guys so while you were watching all of that activity. we actually got a little lucky and caught a whole bunch of blue claw crab known in jersey. this is my friend mike getting me all day to hold the crab. have you to hold it like this. >> i will tell you we'll responsibly put the crab back in the bay and the bay will be nice and safe. we'll have more on the shore forecast because it is hot guys and sticky too. we'll have more on that and head
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over to mike's seafood and good some good grub as we prepare for the new jersey state crab festival. we hope you'll have fun down at the shore. up and under a quick scoop. >> way to go girl. >> i'm such a city girl. see new a bit melissa. after the break a brazen theft at a high end retailer. thieves were able to steal purses worth thousands of dollars. and the kiss that stir a firestorm on social media. some call this picture of victoria beckham and her young daughter, creepy. >> and cecily tynan is back with the full accuweather forecast.
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three thieves walked into this barneys new york store in check and walked out with 15 purses. it was worth a whopping $50,000. and no weapons were shown and nobody was threatened. police hope that surveillance video will help them catch the trio.president obama is set to
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about improving relations with the police and the public they serve. shooting and violence against police officers all a part of the conversation about race and guns. and he will have a nationally televised town hall meeting, it gets underway at 8:00 tonight on 6 abc. a big move from prince harry to raise awareness about hiv and aids, it's a personal push here. the british royal not only getting tested for the virus but did it live on facebook. kensington palace posted the picture of the prince getting tested on twitter, and that is going viral. it's a simple test that gives him instant results and harry also broadcasted his results live on social media. his tests by the way came back negative after just a few minutes. now to a question we have asked before it's back in the
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headlines with a vengeance, is it okay to kiss your child on the lips? this emerged after victoria beckham post aid photo of her kissing her 5-year-old ughter, comments flooded in on this one attacking the fashion designer and calling the kiss totally wrong and uncomfortable and c l called it creepy and people were applauding people for kissing their kids. and ashley sent me this photo of her mom kissing her after the birth of her twins, that is how she was raised and will never hesitate to show affection. that is malory and her 10-month-old jackson sharing a sweet moment there. peggy showing this photo smooching his grandson on his 4th birthday and that italians kiss everybody. >> and tina kissing her late father she will cherish the
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photo for the rest of her life and life is too short to be judgmental. i shared one of my own on my facebook page. and finally are these two gals the cutest flower girls you have ever seen. more like flower grannies, two grandmas at this recent wedding, the gals all dressed up for the duties and of course dropping the petals for the bride. they captured these super sweet viral images, especially for the bride, she lost her father to colon cancer a few years ago that is her 70-year-old grandma joyce and on the left her now husband's grandma drew, she is 74 years old and the photographer tells me today this is one of the sweetest wedding moments she ever witnessed not
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to mention captured on camera. so cute. >> it is. >> a twist for the flower girls. >> very sweet. lets get a check of the roads right now. >> hi sharrie and brian an accident on 95 northbound just north of aramingo avenue north of the betsy ross bridge, there is debris though they are trying to work around and broken glass as well. you see them pausing to try to move around that. and definitely slowing things down to the vine to woodhaven, taking 30 minutes to do that, speeds drop down into the teens on the blue route and schuylkill expressway eastbound taking 45 minutes to go from the blue route to the vine right now and northbound on 95 slow going, we were slow because of an earlier accidents at allegheny and now an accidents at aramingo slow there as well. 95 in new jersey, southbound at warwick road. and the accidents on 295, at the
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black horse pike just cleared though and the vine street expressway in the westbound lanes heading up to the schuylkill expressway really at a crawl from 95 to this point. slow going too if you head off to the airport as well. eastbound not looking too badly at this time. nice and clear on the ben franklin bridge and extra cars on the eastbound lanes and westbound earlier construction that now cleared. we are keeping an eye on things in the next half hour. >> very good see you then. after the break the latest on the excessive heat and and stepping outside sky 6 hd giving us a live look at cape may, meteorologist, cecily tynan, has the exclusive accuweather forecast coming up next.
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meteorologist, cecily tynan, here with the accuweather forecast for an intense heat period. today is the worst of it, temperatures are in the mid-90s and the dew points in the 70s, tomorrow is hot but not as humid. still hot but not as hot as today. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing we don't have any storms to cool things off, we did have a cluster that moved through northampton county with a tornado warning at 3:00, that is now pressing into new england, we have plenty of heat and plenty of moisture in the air, dew point as long i-95 corridor in areas south and east in the 70s. 70 in philadelphia and a dew point of 78 in cape may, they don't get much higher than that. in this region, that is like a tropical air mass, you'll notice to the north and west, allentown and reading dew points dropped into the 60s, because of comment plex of storms rolling through
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with drier air and allentown and reading, the heat index make its feel like 97 and 99 in philadelphia, we hit 101 at 3:00, and feels like 100 in trenton and wilmington 103 and the heat index soared up to 105 in dover, you definitely want to take it easy this afternoon. try to get air conditioning and for those people that have to spend time outdoors, drink lots of water and gatorade, that is key. satellite 6 along with action radar showing this is the system the dew point front that rolled through, behind it, it's not quite as oppressive tomorrow. and tonight it's warm and stuffy and 72 in the suburbs, 77 degrees for center city. and if you look for relief tomorrow, you get it in the form of the lower dew points, not cooler air temperatures, it's still very hot, with a high of 94 degrees and this front, will stall over us on saturday. that will drop the temperatures,
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a high around 90 degrees, that will also bring slightly drier air especially to the northwest suburbs, i think that humidity levels will be high down the shore. this is what to expect tomorrow as far as the heat index tracker, it shows that by 10:00 it already feels like 92 degrees, if you want to go outside and get the exercising in do it early in the day and feels like 97 degrees at 4:00 and still feeling like 95 at 6:00. certainly brutally hot tomorrow and again not quite as oppressive as today. if you can't get into the water get on the water, that is what meteorologist, melissa magee has done in sea isle city, you look good there captain. what are you doing? >> reporter: i have man ship of the boat. you know what i mean cecily. it's definitely warm and humid here, but not as oppressive as it is inland, we have the shore forecast for you. on friday a mostly sunny skies
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not a bad day a temperature of 87 degrees and as we get into the start of our weekend on saturday, it will be a warm day with a mixture of clouds and sunshine and the front moves through later in the day and we max out at 85 at the shore. on sunday partly sunny skies with an air temperature of 83 degrees and the owes temperature coming in in the upper 70s for this time of year, we'll keep on crabbing here on the bay here in sea isle city. we'll go inside to mike's restaurant dock don't forget to smile in sea isle city. we'll see you in just a bit.
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>> bring back seafood too. first mate there. >> the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast for tomorrow, it's very hot and not as humid as today. with a high of 94, the high temperature slips to 90 degrees on saturday and a mixture of clouds and sunshine and a ripple of late day energy could bring us showers and thunderstorms, hot on sunday high of 91 and monday is when we get an uptick in the humidity levels, 93 degrees ahead of a cold front that will likely bring us showers and thunderstorms on tuesday. wednesday warm and 88 and temperatures in the 90s on thursday. there is not one day at or below normal coming up. all in all a warm stretch but today was the worst of it. >> okay thanks cecily. okay want to keep your grass looking its best in this extreme heat? >> i'm trying. >> we are going to show you how to get the perfect lawn without using a ton of water. details are up next.
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you want to have the best lawn on your block? you know the answer is yes. a consumer reports reports expert shares his tips to keep your grass at its best without wasting water. >> you might think that keeping your grass green is hard in the summer. but with consumer reports advice it's easier than you think. green with envy over your neighbor's gas, consumer reports says don't be. if you follow the right techniques you can have a perfectly green lawn without fertilizer or water or even consistent cutting. >> first things first, stop cutting your grass so short. raise the height on your mower deck to at least 3 inches, taller grass has longer roots and gains more moisture in the soil and it shades the area around the ground and reduces evaporation. instead of bagging your
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clippings set your mow toward mulch. the clippings go in between the blades and add mulch to the soil and clean your deck of left over grass, that could get in the way and get in the way. another must do for great grass, sharpen your mower blade at the start of the season and twice during the season. >> it makes a clean cut on the grass and a dull blade whacks the grass and stresses it out and make its brown. >> don't overdo it for watering, a lawn only needs an inch of water including rainfall in a week. can you cut back on fertilizing too, you only need to fertilize at most twice a year most importantly in the fall and instead of fertilizing in spring, put down lime after the snow melts.
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it makes the next application of fertilizer work more efficiently. i'm nydia han, channel 6 "action news." >> good tips there. we'll take them with us. that will do it for "action news" at 4:00, for sharrie williams and adam joseph and cecily tynan i'm brian taff. hope you'll join me and sharrie tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl 17.
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist, cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. looking live from sky 6 hd tonight, at penn's landing and mother nature turning up the heat in the delaware valley. accuweather says another heat wave is on the way. >> the action cam is at the philadelphia museum of art folks are trying to get their workouts in early and it's all about cooling off. like here at a new water playground at six flags hurricane harbor. the big story is the heat linking over our region. cecily tynan is at the big board tracking how hot it will get.
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and how long it will stay. >> this heat takes your breath away, we have air temperatures across the board in the 90s, 94 in philadelphia and 95 in reading and 92 in millville and wilmington 93 and you factor in the dew points in the 70s and this is the way it feels, it feels like 100 in philadelphia. and higher dew points along the shore. cape may point, 103 the same at the atlantic city airport in dover and the current heat index is 104 and that excessive heat warning for the areas in pink continues through friday evening, the heat advisories for outlying areas the areas you see in orange they do expire tonight at 8:00, tomorrow we will have a slight change in our air mass, the reason why, double scan live radar showing this complex of storms that actually clip northampton county with a tornado warning at 3:00,


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