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75 miles per hour. it will be the first hurricane to make landfall in 11 years, you have to go back to 2005 with hurricane wilma, you see the structure of the storm, well defined now and the eye is developing in the center of hermine there. where you don't have cloud cover and the strongest winds are situated right around the eye wall as it heads to the coast of florida not too far away to the north and east. as you look at stormtracker 6 live double scan you see the feeder bands are beginning to spiral into the west coast of florida where they see several inches of rain and up to a foot of rain as it slowly pushes to the north and east. as we look at the very latest, 115 miles of apalachicola expected to make landfall late tonight and tomorrow morning. and the track going into south carolina and the lighter red around the actual track is called the cone of uncertainty
of where hermine could fluctuate or move. as it it heads to the north that cone of uncertainty expands in real estate. and stalls and drifts saturday, sunday, monday and tuesday off our coastline, but too close to call at this point. but it will be close enough that we'll have to worry about coastal erosion as well as a lot of coastal flooding and as of right now, we have warning in effect. and coastal storm warnings in south carolina and north carolina. and by tomorrow this will expand to our shore line as well. meteorologist, melissa magee, is at the shore in ocean city. no matter the track, the shore will feel the impact no matter what this holiday weekend?
>> reporter: that is right adam. i am talking to a lot of people here. one is paul, he is visiting here for a week and hermine will not really damper his plans. are you sticking around through the holiday weekend? >> for sure. >> you are not concerned with the heavy winds and rains. >> they don't call it wildwood for nothing. >> wind is not going to chase us away. >> i appreciate it. he is here with his son and wife. after that we'll be tracking hermine. we'll talk about what to expect and the shore impact here in wildwood and the other coastal communities saturday through sunday. this is a prolonged shore wind event. up to 60 miles per hour, and coastal flooding and erosion into the weekend and heavy rain and flooded roads as well. shore impacts of the weekend, if
you have to rank the days, friday certainly looks low, that is going to be a great day to get out and enjoy. saturday in the morning, on the low side, saturday afternoon and evening it turns high as the winds start to increase by that same thing on sunday and by monday some moderate concern as the storm by then will start to weaken and pull away from the shore line. we'll have much more on what to expect with hurricane hermine as it works its way up the coast. for now i'll send it back inside to you. >> i like that guy. they don't call it wildwood for nothing. lets go farther north, other shore towns are bracing for any weather coming their way. >> nora muchanic continues our coverage in seaside park. >> reporter: hi there, we visited several up tos around this area today and the best way to describe this is the calm before the storm.
the ocean was really pretty quiet today compared to what it has been like the last week and lifeguards in nearby seaside heights used the lull in activities to sharpen up their skills. seaside heights lifeguards were practicing water rescues, the ocean was calm today but with tropical storm hermine coming their way, guards are expecting high winds and rough waves and powerful rip tides, the more water you have coming into the shore it has to go somewhere and the rips become reverse rivers. this was a topic on the boardwalk. >> we are going home on saturday, we can't stay for the weekend but we feel bad for the people that are. >> my inlaws are down in florida, they are telling us they are getting hit and sending pictures of dark clouds and stuff. >> i'm a farmer, my concern is
back home, our crops could be damaged and corn blown over from the wind. >> this is the last week of summer before the holiday weekend. look at this beach. but for a couple of families, this place is absolutely empty. that is bad for boardwalk businesses like bob's fishing hole. >> the holiday weekend is suppose to be the last big hoorah. we hope, all you can do it hope. that is all you can do. can't fight mother nature. >> beach erosion is a concern, the dunes in ortely beach and a weak spot if the water gets too high. i feel bad for those that are weathering out the storm. it stinks for the last weekend. >> it sure does stink. rip tides what you have to watch out for as hermine gets closer. waves are 6 to 10 feet high and don't be surprise fire department you get near the water the guards may only let
you into your ankles or knees and maybe even not at all. i'll have more for you at 5:30, we are live at seaside park, nora muchanic, channel 6 "action news." >> see you at 5:30, be sure to check the impact of hurricane hermine at 6abc.com/weather, our interactive map shows you the conditions in our area and also use it to check the storm as it moves up the coast. and of course follow our "action news" meteorologist, on social media for updates. one man is dead and another is injure affidavit an attempted murder-suicide at the tangier outlets in atlantic city. someone shot and killed someone at the walk. and then turned the gun on himself but then survived. traffic on the atlantic city expressway was stopped as police investigated. that caused lots of problem just hours before the zach brown band concert.
the good news is five firefighters are out of the hospital after a tractor trailer crash nood their fire truck overnight. this accident on i-95 near penn's landing caused major delays for drivers in that area. in the path of that jackknife tractor trailer, this hook and ladder truck from ladder 16. they were responding to a two vehicle accidents when their tractor trailer slammed into the truck pushing it 250 feet. five firefighters were inside and all of them were taken to hahnemann university hospital where they were treated and released. officials say if it weren't for the quick thinking of joseph rayday who was behind the wheel they may not have walked away alive. he saw the tractor trailer coming and slammed on the gas. he saw it coming and he pressed
the gas saving the life of all of our members. >> the firefighters returned back to work officials have not identified the driver of the tractor trailer but early reports indicated that he was not injured either. thank you. the eagles play their final preseason game tonight and their last tuneup before this preseason opener, they host the jets at lincoln financial field almost all the starters will sit this one out. but some players are still fighting for a spot on the team. meantime, philadelphia is about to become the center of the football world at least for a weekend. our city will host next year's nfl draft. john rawlins is live with more on this big announcement. >> reporter: hi sharrie, 240 days from now they are setting
up on the parkway again not for music but for football. you would have seen at the time a certain former eagles quarterback having a really good time. >> how cool is this -- are you kidding me? how cool is this -- >> an up beat ron jaworsky, the nfl draft and traveling road show is land first degree philadelphia next year. once a rather staid event the inch has turned it into a three day televised fan-fest. the parkway with the art museum as a backdrop and the rocky steps. >> the next generation of nfl players will walk those steps. >> obviously there is no better backdrop than the philadelphia museum of art. $200,000 fans will attend and generate $86 million in the
local economy. that is more than two timed the value of an army-navy weekend. so is this party going to cost taxpayers. we don't know as i stand here today. the mayor is talking about an initial outlay of services but unlike the papal visit that left a deficit. this time revenue will exceed expenses. >> there will be no taxpayer dollars. >> no way the taxpayer gets stuck with anything? >> exactly there is no hangover on this one. >> reporter: we are told the budget for all of this, about $25 million, the promise when all the accounts are settled. it will be private money that pays for it and a good time for a lot of people and a good deal for the city. live at the art museum, john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." >> we are looking forward to it. john, thank you. it's time now for the
"action news" traffic report. let sends things to matt pellman in the traffic center to see how things are not moving behind you. >> exactly, as we started this morning brian and sharrie with the major crash along 95 involving the fire truck and the jackknifed tractor trailer. the accident on 95 is not nearly as severe, that is the good news, but still blocking a lane southbound just south of woodhaven road, a lot of emergency crews on the scene and the left lane out of commission means you are slow going from street road. if you are getting from the eagles preseason game at the linc. the vine street expressway jammed both ways and a broken down truck westbound approaching the schuylkill. and the ben franklin parkway is congested because of the made in america preparations.
and 202 northbound to 611 and a basion in woods town involving an overturned truck. avoid bailey street at main street. lets grab the ipad and do the commuter report. getting a jump on the weekend heading down the shore watch out we had a crash on 42 southbound close to 295, it looks gone now and extra slow across the walt whitman bridge. we'll check it again in the next half hour. >> see you then, ahead at 4:00, a new poll shows the state of campaign in pennsylvania, what voters in our state think about hillary clinton and donald trump match-up. as well as the race for senate. plus, three women shot on the porch, and one victim is pregnant. what police are saying about this case. and septa gets an update on the repairs to the regional rail lines. (vo) we went to hollywood to ask
three women were shot in delaware this morning including one victim who is pregnant and police are still looking for the shooter. the action cam was on west 27th street in wilmington this morning. the three women were outside when the shooting erupted. a 23-year-old pregnant woman was shot in the arm and two other women in their 20s were also hit. all the victims are expected to be okay. the repairs on septa's regional rail fleet are moving in the right direction. four of the cars went back into service today and the lines should be back up to full speed by mid-november. officials gave us the update from the bensalem plant, for the silver line, and septa had to sideline them in july.
because of potential defects. >> we want to make sure the riding public knows we are sorry it happened. and we want to know that the safety in this system is of the up most importance to everybody. we are just about two month as way from election day and a new 6 abc poll shows the presidential race is tightening slightly here in pennsylvania. right now hillary clinton leads donald trump 47% to 40% among likely voters in pennsylvania. that is down from a larger lead that she had immediately after the democratic national convention, as for the makeup of supporters who were polled. the numbers show that trump has an advantage of white men but more white women support clinton and trump trails significantly when it comes to minority
voters. clinton's favorability ratings are down from 46% in july and trump is up to 37%. they were 33% in july. however, his unfavorability rating as you can see here are down to 58% and hillary clinton 54%. and finally in the race for pennsylvania senate seat, the polls have democrat katie mcginty with a slight lead over pat toomey. one in five voters say they are still undecided in both cases. >> all right. a little more than two months to go. alicia thank you. we have been talking a lot about the weather this weekend, in the meantime the weather today is dreary. >> gloomy and clouds everywhere,
adam joseph is standing by with the full forecast. >> it is developing downpours and thunderstorms across the region here as we look at double scan live radar drying to the north and west and breaking the cloud cover apart and a line developing here along 206 north of hammonton and interior southern new jersey and 322 near malaga, and around route 49 heading towards bridgeton, as of now no lightning strikes but it doesn't mean that one or two conpop, and pink there on the radar as it slides to the north and east and tries to head to the shore. 82 allentown un80 in reading and 79 in philadelphia and millville 79, numbers are way down from the last six days when they were in the 90s for philadelphia. but still rather humid out there, but we'll finally bring in drier air overnight tonight. the clouds break apart in the lehigh valley and the poconos, and the general trend of
improvement tonight as the trend slips to the south and you see hurricane hermine wining up here heading to the coast of florida. winds sustained at 75 miles per hour. the red box in central florida, a tornado watch and the eastern side of the storm you have the spin of hermine in the atmosphere helping to turn the thunderstorms and why you get many tornadoes on the east side of a hurricane or tropical system. as we move through time, going into monday at 4:00 on labor day, you see the spaghetti notes that keep its off of cape hatteras and then stalls just off our coastline, the lines do a zigzag or loop deloop. and it drifts and meanders to the east sunday, monday and even into tuesday of next week.
mountain meantime beautiful tomorrow. northwest wins with just a few clouds. saturday morning at 7:00 a.m., it's cloudy first thing everywhere. and then saturday afternoon saturday evening, we start to see the rain increasing especially from the shore to the city and then we get into saturday night and the storm starts to close non-we see the heavy bands of rain and wind pivot in from the ocean. sunday morning at 10:00 a.m., pouring in the city wilmington and lancaster, and that continues into sunday night. wind speeds you can see at the same time, 50 at the shore and dover, 30s miles per hour gust in the city and less to the north and west. and if you look at rainfall projections at this point with models for philadelphia over the weekend, it's really anywhere from an inch to 5 inches and the outlier here with a trace of rain. the four day at 4:00 forecast, sunny and spectacular here tomorrow at 82 degrees and rain
arrives from the south and east in the evening and rainy with gusty winds on sunday especially at the shore. at 74 degrees and then left over showers and a late peek of sun on labor day of 80 degrees, i showed you future tracker 6 and that continues to change and 3 days away from the heart of the storm. take it with a grain of salt and fluctuation with the track and keep it here with us guys. >> we have to stay on our toes and stay informed. >> thank you. in that regard a couple of days away from the made in america festival on the ben franklin there could be a factor here live at 4:30, we'll tell you how the city is getting ready, and an explosion on the launch pad details on the rocket that blew up today in florida.
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"action news" continues with meteorologist, adam joseph, alicia vitarelli, sharrie williams and brian taff. >> it is 4:30 and "action news" continues with the track of hurricane hermine. are you looking at the outer edges as it batters the beaches of florida's panhandle. it's expected to make landfall later tonight and impact our weather this weekend. we begin with adam joseph at the big board and what is the latest from accuweather. >> reporter: hermine became a hurricane and winds sustained at 75 miles per hour. the eye is starting to get into radar's range along the coast there of florida. and this will be the first hurricane to make landfall in the state of florida in 11
years. when wilma came on the west coast of florida in 1995. and this continues to wrap around hermine bringing torrential rain and high waves and strong winds as we look near the eye we have data from a beauwhy over the water there. winds south-southeast gusting to near 60 and wave heights of 20 feet they get the storm surge and inland flooding and coastal flooding for the state of florida. right now 115 miles south southwest of apalachicola that is where it will make landfall late tonight. winded 75 moving north-northeast at 14 miles per hour. as it moves inland like all tropical system its starts to weaken with winds of 50 miles per hour as it crosses over myrtle beach and then emerges over the open waters of the langic off north carolina early
on the weekend. saturday winds of 45 and increase sunday, monday and tuesday as it drifts, this is three days of it sitting to our east here as it gets injected with extra energy. as it comes up the eastern seaboard with the tropical rain, are you look agent 3, 4, 5, inches of rain. sharrie we'll have a lot more on this in the accuweather forecast. and we don't want to forget about tomorrow. really beautiful to start the weekend. >> we left that part out. are you right. thank you adam. the forecast is a major factor for bud wider setting up for made in america. it's this weekend in philadelphia. they are keeping a close eye on the track, jeanette reyes is live along the ben franklin
parkway where many stages are already set up so what is the plan now? >> sharrie the best the city can do at this point is keep a close eye over the next 24 hours on the weather. here is what is going on now behind me is the vendors and the sound system and here is the main stage where is the biggest stars will be but the weather, that is the tricky part. the lineup for phillies fourth made in america concert is impressive. stars like rihanna, cold play among several others will rock the stage saturday and sunday. crews are working around the clock on the ben franklin parkway getting ready for tens of thousands getting ready to attend. >> it's cool to see everything in action. you get to see how things work. >> they are helping with the setup and this is a show he can't wait to see. >> would you want to go to the concert? >> i will be backstage
somewhere. i'll be there. definitely. >> there is another element that will make an appearance this weekend and it will test just how loyal fans are. >> mother nature is mother nature. we want to make sure everyone is safe. and music fans generally don't mind the rain. and you know if you go back to woodstock and forward, it's muddy there, we hope it tolds off here. >> sunday will be wet and windy as hurricane hermine moves up the west coast and the city has not announced the contingency plan, the show will go on either way. >> rain or shine it will be fun and probably really muddy but still good and people are performing in the rain. >> if you have a poncho are you ready to go, you can enjoy the concert and have a lot of fun. parents say that mother nature may rain on the concert but it will take more than showers to shut it down.
>> they know what they are doing. >> depending on the weather we should get a detailed contingency plan from the city in the next 24 hours. >> all right fingers crossed jeanette thanks. three armed men stormed in a t-mobile store and stole more han 40 phones, surveillance shows the scene in the store on cheltenham avenue. men forced employees into the stockroom and thieves grabbed $21,000 worth of merchandise, philadelphia police and the fbi are helping cheltenham officers investigate this case. someone tried to light a cigarette inside of their apartment this morning and ended up catching the building on fire. firefighters were called out to a home on the 300 block of lauton terrace at 3:00. the old home was converted in three apartments, one of the
tenants tried to use the stove to light a cigarette when it lit a grease fire. flames were shooting out the roof by the time crews arrived. everyone was abe to get out safely. creating jobs and driving philadelphia's economy, part of the goal asnounced in a new partnership in philadelphia. citizens bank is helpeding money to pic capital increasing the money for small businesses and entrepreneurs. they made the announcement at replica creative. a company expanding thanks to the pic investments. time to head to the shore. the holiday weekend is not expected to be a complete washout. and there are things to do inside as well. melissa magee is in wildwood dishing up sweet treats. >> reporter: yes brian and sharrie, it's september 1st guys, i cannot believe it, this
is our last down at the shore of the season and as you mentioned we'll cap it off on a sweet note. we are inside of douglas candies. there is so much to eat feast your eyes on. this is a family owned business since 1999. i'm with jason, he is with the family forever. he is fourth generation douglas. and we'll have a lot on what you can do at douglas fudge. they have their taffy, and creamy buttery fudge, lots of flavors with that. this has been down at the shore first. we did a lot of stuff this season as we wrap it up with one last hoorah. check out what we did over the past weeks down at the shore. >> we saw lots of improvements and upgrades at the jersey shore this season. maury's pier in wildwood add aid 27 hole mini golf course with a
triple theme. >> we thought appropriate to do a beach theme, an ocean theme and a boardwalk theme. ocean city skyline is higher with the addition of the 120 foot tall roller coaster gale force. at cast away cove. and be sure to look up at the tree to free adventure park at the cape may park and zoo. >> it's a huge obstacle course up in the trees. >> in avalon it underwent a rebuild. >> and after 100 years, congress hall in cape may needs sprucing up as well. >> we wanted to feel the bones of this place. >> one thing we do seem to do every year is eat. >> very well -- >> i'm going to take a non-friendly television bite. we took in history and look
towards the future with the first down at the shore facebook live. >> we have jack -- >> how are you jack? >> and of course we hit the water. >> in the meantime we'll keep paddling and doing our paddle boating and had fun and hope to see you next year down at the shore. >> reporter: billy, pat and matt load it up guys, we have sweet treats we are sending home to you sharrie and brian, and just another sign that our down at the shore season is coming to an end. they have pumpkin pie fudge. >> oh my. >> we'll wrap it up. by the way i know adam likes anything chocolate or anything that has caramel in it. so we have fudge on stand by. >> what is he saying? >> he says deliver on this promise. thank you melissa. still ahead on "action news"
with airline seats seemingly shrinking and fees growing by the day traveling could be a nightmare but does it not have to be? reveal expert advise next on what's the deal? and big talkers back to school shopping turns into a priceless moment. this little girl's fit of giggles is bound to make you giggle too. >> we'll be back with the full accuweather forecast.
and his tutu. he compared it to child abuse. his mother posted it on facebook. she says while extremely offensive, they will continue to let him where whatever he wants. the viral post is shared 56,000 times and the family says they are grateful for the overwhelming support from this post which by the way is pouring in from all corners of the globe. now, to this little girl. pizza who doesn't love it. this little cutie is so enamored her new lunch box proves it. it says pizza is my boyfriend. when 4-year-old bravery saw the glittery lunch box, she was sold and highly amused. >> ha, ha, ha, pizza is my
boyfriend. >> are you going date pizza? >> ha, ha, ha. >> you want to go out with pizza? those giggles are contagious on social media, this has more than a million views and counting, behaviorry aunt julie caught the video while shopping for back to school swag. she is always making them laugh and a single mom and these are the moments that make it all worth while. everybody is laughing along with her and that lunch box is probably sold out now. >> the smile is truly contagious. and we love pizza too. and lunch boxes generally. alicia thanks. lets get a check of the roads right now. matt is standing by with the
update. >> i react that way when i see a slice. we are not reacting favorably to this, southbound side just south of woodhaven road, it's been here for a while and cars on the flat bed tow truck, the left lane is still blocked. still jams coming south of street road south of woodhaven, be aware of it as you head into the eagles preseason. it's a so slow go. past 13 is the not so super highway. and swamp road near the newton bypass and a rec at marple township at the blue route but that is cleared out of the way but nearby traffic light troubles at old marple road at 320 and an accident at berlin, close to where 73 comes in ain nasty one in woods town involving an overturned truck.
all right adam this is turning into an eventful weekend. >> and not in a good way as hermine makes its way up the eastern seaboard. we look at stormtracker 6 live double scan we are dealing with a cold front passing through and developing a couple of downpours mainly in central and southern parts of new jersey. at the atlantic city expressway in hammonton. that stretches up to 206 to the
south and west of speedwell and malaga and buena. you are about to get hit are heavy rain, as this drifts towards the shore line. but no lightning or severe weather with it. temperatures in the 70s across much of the area with the cloud cover that really dominated today. it's not very comfortable out there, we are still awaiting the northerly wind to pull in the humidity late tonight and throughout the day tomorrow. it's moving in and clouds breaking up north of the lehigh valley and the poconos will set up for a more comfortable night as the clouds clear and a beautiful night on tap area wide. and then things go downhill as we follow hurricane hermine, there is the eye of the hurricane close to landfall as we get the feeder bands and heavy rain and tornado watches in northern florida. as we track this for you, 11:00 tonight is when it should make landfall, there is the center
with the wind wrapping around it and spirals up to georgia and south carolina and north carolina tomorrow afternoon and then emerges off the coast saturday morning near virginia, north carolina, and as p pushes off the coast it encounter the water against and could strengthen more over the water here saturday late in the afternoon at 5:00, you can see rain beginning to pull in from the south and east as far north as philadelphia and then it continues to ramp up and you see how the rainfall intensifies saturday night into sunday morning with the center of hermine that could be near tropical storm strength just off our coastline at 50 to 100 miles, that brings beach erosion and coastal flooding as well and heavy rain could make its way west into philadelphia. the blocking setup is happening here and high pressure so the north, this high is a beast, and what it's going to do is prevent
hermine from drifting and pushing out to sea, it slows and stalls off our coastline saturday, sunday, monday even into tuesday, although the weather is going to improve. because when a storm stalls it eventually rains itself out. but the big place watching hermine is the shore. melissa magee is on the wildwood boardwalk, folks now having a good time. a beautiful day tomorrow and then things change as you get into saturday, sunday and monday. >> yes thark is right adam. friday is a good looking beach day, as we get into the weekend as you mentioned. we'll be tracking hermine. and we have the forecast for you as we head into the weekend, bright and nice on friday, a high temperature up to 79 degrees and no issues tomorrow and saturday it turns cloudy and we have the rain to deal with especially late saturday afternoon into the evening hours with a high of 75. and then tropical storm conditions move in as we get
into sunday with the high temperature coming in at 73 degrees and i think the peak effects we'll feel at the shore will be late saturday night and throughout the day on sunday. adam as you mentioned, tomorrow is a good looking beach day a few drizzle drops now but we are making the best of the shore before the holiday weekend comes to a bit of a damper. >> melissa you are teasing us with the fudge, i have yet to have one piece of fudge from you this summer season. i expect something back please tomorrow on my desk. >> okay fine but i know you like taffy and mint is your favorite flavor, i have this on stand by. a promise. it's coming back. >> i appreciate it. i canceled my weekend plans down the shore. as we look at the exclusive accuweather forecast, sunny and spectacular for friday, 82 and low humidity, get out and enjoy tomorrow if you can.
clouds build in the afternoon and rain develops late at the shore and overspreads to philadelphia at 75 degrees saturday evening and saturday night and sunday rainy and gusty winds and tropical downpours and winds in the city near 40 miles per hour gusting at the shore near 60 miles per hour, 74 degrees and left over showers for labor day. and sun and we start to improve tuesday, wednesday and thursday, but the heat and humidity returns as the kid goes back to school. we look at comfortable temperatures in the lower 90s. the timing with this storm is really bad over the holiday weekend. >> worst case scenario. thank you. tips for airline tickets next.
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist, cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. all eyes are on the gulf of mexico and hurricane hermine. right now people in the florida panhandle are getting ready to husker down for landfall later tonight and the latest models keep edging hermine's path closer and closer to our area. the big story on "action news" is the track of hurricane hermine and the potential impact on our region. >> the storm has put communities in and around nearby tampa under water, more than 75% of florida counties are under a state of emergency. florida's governor says the surge is life-threatening and warning people in the path of hermine to prepare for the worst. >> we are watching where the hurricane is right now and where it is heading next and how it
could impact the jersey shore. lets check in with adam joseph. >> brand new information from the hurricane center, our coastline in new jersey as well address the delaware beachs under a tropical storm watch for the upcoming weekend, meaning the potential is there for tropical storm conditions from seaside heights to rehoboth beach in delaware. as we look at the latest with the hurricane hermine on stormtracker 6 live double scan you see the center of the storm winding up and an eye is beginning to develop in the center of hermine, it continues to deepen and strengthen with wins sustained at 75 miles per hour. the eye of the storm is where you get clear air and it's right around the eye is where you have the most intense wind and rain and you get t