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>> good morning it is 4:30 a.m. on this monday july 25, nydia han joins us in the 6abc studios, tamala edwards is at the wells fargo center the site of the democratic national convention which begins today. >> philadelphia's moment in the spotlight is beginning and boy j does it come with drama. >> thank you, tam. a fight at a penns landing bar turns into a murder overnight. >> we have thunderstorms coming
in. let's turn to david murphy. >> reporter: there's a severe thunderstorm warning out ahead of these storms extending from delaware county into philadelphia. they are producing lightning, moving toward the city quickly at about 35 to 40 miles per hour and these are producing frequent lightning strikes possible hail in these storms and strung gusty winds, perhaps 50 miles per hour. if you can afford and stay in and ride the storms out indoors on the lower floors while they pass before you head out, that would be a good idea. some of the spots in the immediate path of these storms. aston, delaware county. chestnut hill, willow grove, wynnewood near channel 6, abington. it takes a half-hour for these storms to go the distance of this arrow. in 15 minutes, center city will get hit by these, as well. if you can stay indoors, lower floors and ride these out,
that's a good idea. these are strong, severe thunderstorms heading toward philadelphia at this hour. we'll talk about the other issue today, the excessive heat warning. remember we have been building heat and humidity over the last several days, until 6:00 p.m. tonight excessive heat warning in all central counties where the heat index values could feel always hot as 105. in the outlying areas, the heat index is 100. take cool drinks and ac breaks and stay indoors today, good idea. 80 in philadelphia. 79 in trenton. 79 in wilmington. we're starting out very warm and very humid. notice how the dewpoints are up in the 70s. that's oppressive humidity, it's more oppressive in millville, dover and shorepoints this morning.
as we run through the day, i don't know about a workout because of the storms. the northern and western suburbs are getting hit with the downpours and the lightning and gusty winds. 79 degrees by 10:00 a.m., 94 by noon, the high today, you're reading that right, 98 degrees, feeling like 105 maybe more than that in urban centers. notice how the numbers are knocked down by 6:00. another round of strong thunderstorms is possible later this afternoon and evening. we'll track the current storms for you once again on storm tracker 6 live double scan going in closer on the areas affect the, karen that's in just a couple of minutes. >> reporter: let's hit the roads and talks about the closures and restrictions related to the dnc. we see police on the scene, this is the ramp from the schuylkill expressway eastbound to i-95 southbound. i've been watching as we've seen passenger vehicles, cars driving through with no problems, they are stopping commercial trucks
over five tons, if you're driving a camper, motor home, tractor-trailer, you can't drive on i-95, that was shut down for you between the vine and platt bridge. all passenger vehicles okay. blocking the ramps northbound to broad street and southbound is blocked at trials in the afternoon and overnight. the ramp eastbound to packer avenue. we've seen local closures along broad and packer around the sports complex. we have an early morning accident welsh road at cambridge road. i want to show you the rain is pounding right here, just saw live lighting strikes 202, wow it's really lighting up. you can see the storm impacting traffic as you head out right now. >> thank you for that karen. >> i'm tamala edwards. live at the wells fargo center,
this morning, the democrats are dealing with a lot of the controversy, a batch of leaked e-mails show dnc leaders were not nearly during the primaries, instead they did their best to help hillary clinton. debbie wasserman schultz toured the stage last night. debbie wasserman schultz resign over the scandal that will take effect when the convention ends. she will gavel the convention in at 4:00 p.m. the e-mails are ugly stuff. yesterday's abc george stephanopoulos asked sander about this uproar. >> well i think i told you long time ago that the dnc was not running a fair operation, that they were supporting secretary clinton, so what i suggested to
be true 6 months ago turns out in fact to be true, i'm not shocked, but i am disappointed and that's the way it is. >> shortly after debbie wasserman schultz made the announcement she was resigning. sander said the party needs new lim and open the doors of the party welcoming in new people and young people. the other issue, the crowd crowd -- outrageous heat david has been talk the guy about. looking live at fdr park. we'll see an increase in activity as the temperatures go up. security tight, karen showing you that along pattison avenue at fda park. we have barricades in place along with city dumpster trucks along with authorized vehicles
fitting in. thousands of protesters hitting the streets in philadelphia for a variety of causes. bernie sanders a lot of protests are for him. the crowds energized by the release of the e-mail and what they see as undermind process. power rally for jill stein for president is scheduled for this morning. >> i'm frustrateed i didn't realize how corrupt our democratic process will be. >> we brought food that will keep us alive and jugs of water and sharing and buying water for people. we're all here for the same cause. >> very much a concern for act 'tissives and city. demonstrators created their medics tents that little been
put to use. today's theme, united together we'll see if that is what it looks like. tonight's speakers senator corey booker and will elizabeth warred bernie sanders. many are saying they are not happy about what happened, howl the delegates react to debbie wasserman schultz and what he has to say. >> he could set the mood for the entire week. we'll check in with you later, tam. reverend jesse jackson and other delegates say debbie wasserman schultz's resignation came at the right time. >> she has done a smart thing. >> she has tried to make an attempt to bring unity to the party. >> she is an excellent
chairperson and congress person and great public serve haven't, but sometimes you have to do things you have to do and she has had a good run at it. >> you can cownld on the "action news" team led by jim gardner from good afternoon -- gavel to gavel, we'll have live coverage at 6abc.com every night of the convention beginning tonight at 7:30. we're following breaking news a fight that started at cavanaugh's in penns landing end with a 24-year-old victim dead. he was shot nine times on north christopher columbus boulevard. bouncers kicked the people out, the shooter opened fire on the victim as he was getting into an suv. they saw three suspects run and
throw three guns into the river. the marine unit was on the scene looking for the weapon. witnesses and the suspect are being questioned right now. dozens of people are injured when a septa bus jumps the curb and smashes into a wall. witnesses explain what they saw. nj transit rail riders do not have to worry about a strike i don't this morning. >> reporter: we have thunderstorms coming into, we'll take a look at that and tell you about the excessive heat that's coming up in accuweather.
>> the first day of the dnc. taking live look at the philadelphia international airport, dangerously hot conditions today, the city is worried about the protesters, they have mists tents and water and everything ready to battle the heat. >> reporter: storm tracker 6 live double scan shows you most of the area is dry, as we go in tighter you can see there are -- or is a line of severe thunderstorm activity that is rolling right toward philadelphia and getting very close to areas around the convention in south philadelphia. i want to go ahead and do a track edit on it, we'll move it and make sure we have the latest numbers coming in terms of times of arrival. this line of thunderstorms is producing a lot of lightning, heavy downpours and strong gusty
winds. we could be seeing 60-mile an hour wind gusts from the storms. you want to take cover indoors on the lower floor of the structure as they come through. they are heading toward olney 4:45 a.m. darby, just about the same in delaware county. fal -- fallcroft, and northeast philadelphia, 449. center city about the same thing. i think around the stadium area, 449, as well. gibbstown, 451, and south philadelphia, 4:52. you can see all the recent lightning strikes, and obvious downpours and strong gusty winds ahead of the system. we're looking at the potential
for hail from this, as well. it doesn't look like it's large hail, but in that large area highlighted in purple there's a chance of hail and there's pockets highlighted in purple where the hail is particularly pronounced, probably pea-sized hail, but an indication of the force of the storms. we're keeping track of where the storms are heading next. there you see the heavy stuff moving into areas close to philadelphia and down in toward delaware county. there's philadelphia international airport, you're just about to get hit in the area of the airport, media, delaware county, being inundated by heavy downpours and strong blustery winds and recent lighten strikes from the system. again, take cover lower floors indoors from the storms. most of the area dry, but that area in the center of the portion or center of the region under the threat of storms and
it takes about a half-hour for the storms to move the distance of that area that you see there. in medford lakes about a half-hour when you see some of this. looking outside, we'll look at the rest of the forecast, obviously sky6 live hd showing you gray skies and we have the threat the thunderstorms coming in. 80 degrees, there's lightning in the sky 6 shot. 71 degrees is the dewpoint. it's very humid. winds out of the south/southwest at 3. later this afternoon there's another round ever thunderstorms coming through between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. anytime after 3:00 p.m. you have to look out for these. by 8:00 a.m. there could more of these rolling through the region. by 11:00, 11:30 they are done. hot and excessively humid heat, 98 is the high. the old record set back in 1999,
96. another batch of thunderstorms coming in this afternoon. tuesday, hot and not as oppressive, 95. sunny and hot on wednesday, 93. thursday, hot and thunderstorms possible, 93. friday, 90 degrees and saturday we're back in the 80s. you can get more information on our storm tracker 6 live a.m. any folks visiting from out of town, you can download the free app go on your smart phone and download it from storm tracker 6 live. >> philadelphia's corporation of aging is activating its heat line today, (215)765-9040. counselors can answer your
heat-related questions from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. tonight. shots rang out near 19th and snyder avenue around 11:00 p.m. when police officers arrived they found two victims and she, fortunately, shell casings littering the street. no word on the victims' condition. a septa bus ran off the road in yeadon yesterday. witnesses say a jeep pulled in front of the bus causing it to cross the yellow line nearly missing the tractor-trailer. >> he swerved to miss hitting the tract trailer. he hit the embankment over here. two pedestrians were critically injured. 26 passengers on board the bus were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. >> karen rogers has traffic and detours around the dnc.
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restrictions related to the dnc starting today. we have heavy rain going on, as well. let's start off with this shot, i-95 ramp to broad street. we can see the people traveling just fine, but the ramp is closed from the ramp to broad street. it's closed to everybody except those who work in the navy yard. police are on hand they are watching for that right now. those are the closures, unlike the papal visit, we're not seeing closures to the highways. ramp to i-95 southbound is closed except for those going to the navy yard. we have broad street is shut down, pattison avenue and 11th the darian. the also, of course, we've got 50 different bus detours relate to do that, as well. i want to show you this shot, the other issue this morning,
the heavy rain coming down, look at the lightning, this is 202 at the schuylkill expressway be careful as you travel through heavy rain and strong thunderstorms. >> first look at business at the big board, two rail union also signed contracts with new jersey transit averting a potential strikes they are the last of 11 labor groups to ratify contracts. stocks are on fire, maybe it's in response to the general election coming up. maybe it's something different. who knows it's the stock market. futures this morning point to small losses at the opening bell. >> 4:53. our live coverage inside the dnc at south philadelphia continues at 5:00 a.m. plus you can be part of political conversation with the event i'm hosting, details coming up next. >> later in "healthcheck" research shows you may have to look out for more than memory loss as a sign of alzheimers. >> reporter: a line of severe
thunderstorms is moving into philadelphia through the northern and western suburbs extending across the river into south jersey shortly. these are the times of arrival on your screen. if you can manage to stay indoors and ride these out on the lower floors, that's the best idea. they are producing wind gusts and hail and lightning and downpours, takes a half-hour for it to pass any given area. >> as the entire city starts up the delaware valley nc.
gray hall and i will be -- dnc, gray hall and i will be hosting conversations at the 4th street deli. for years democrats and republicans have left party lines at the door sometimes and gathered to break bread and talk deals. this is the perfect spot to set up shop for the week. if you can't stop by in person, we'll be taking questions on social media, follow us on facebook and twitter for our 4th street face off. age is just a number for one delegate at the dnc. she is serving her party even though she is not old enough to vote. breaking news from penns landing, shots rang out after an encounter at a popular restaurant. we're live with the details. >> good morning it is 5:00 a.m.
monday, july 25, nydia han joins us live in the studio, dnc week has arrived in philadelphia. >> the city adds another important chapter to its story as the democrats prepare to elect the first female presidential nominee of a major party. >> tamala edwards heads on up "action news" team at the wells fargo