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ends with more rain. double scan live showing the system that continues to pull in moisture from the atlantic. we're getting a break now but if you look here you can see this batch of showers and thunderstorms off the coast of the carolinas. that's moving north. so that will be moving through here in the overnight hours into early saturday. that will bring us another round of rain. how much rain you got really depends on your location. north of philadelphia it wasn't that much. one to 2 inches but also a you head farther to the southwest more and more rain and areas in sussex county and southern kent county delaware seven to 12-inches of rain and that has caused a lot of creeks and roads to flood so a flood warning has been posted until 6:30 for most of kent county delaware and sussex county. if you're heading to dover, big race weekend, do be careful driving there. the good news is as we head through the weekend the weather will be improving but it's going to be a gradual process. so, this is what to expect the
next 24 hours saturday is looking raw, damp and dreary. the steady round of rain again late tonight into early tomorrow morning. it will be breezy but not as windy as it has been, winds generally out of the northeast 10 to 20 miles per hour. we have to wait until sunday to see some peeks of sunshine but sunday is looking a lot better than saturday. we just got the latest in from the national hurricane center on matthew. this storm is now a category four hurricane. this is a major hurricane, the first major hurricane in the caribbean since sandy and this could threaten the u.s. next week. i'll talk more about matthew coming up in the full accuweather forecast. monica and rick. >> thank you cecily. >> thanks cecily. >> new at 5:00 police and fire officials say heavy rain may have caused this building collapse in downtown wilmington. the building is home -- it's home to a property management company in the 900 block of walnut street. it happened sometime this morning before anyone arrived for work. sources tell "action news" that crews were working on a lot next door and the wet
weather may have caused the ground to weaken. >> also new at 5:00 a sinking situation in the lehigh valley. tonight three homes are condemned and six blocks have been evacuated after a street began to cave in in bethlehem. affected areas centers around the 700 block of north new street less than half a mile from the town's historic district and that's where "action news reporter bob brooks is live with the full story. bob. >> reporter: rick, good evening. the ground was getting out below the road and that caused the pipes to split and that includes the gas lines. that is why so many people had to be evacuated. behind me you can see crews are busy here working. we've been out here all day and so have they. they wander to get that gas -- those gallons lines fixed. the water and gas back on and unfortunately we are hearing that three homes have been condemned. three homes are now condemned, their foundations are sinking, the walls visibly splitting. dozen also more had to be evacuated. the ground beneath the 700 block of north new street in
bethlehem was sinking. the pipes in the ground the water and more importantly the gas had severed. >> it's a cause for concern. i'm a little considered about where the sinkhole ends. >> reporter: that's pat deluva. she lived on new street for many years and has never seen anything like this. >> i was evacuated yesterday morning. >> reporter: it started early yesterday when neighbors called the city after gas filled the air. >> we found in there was -- there's voids under the street causing the gas line and water line to break. >> reporter: once city engineers realized several portions of the ground below were eroding a three block radius was evacuated. >> i have a company out doing some ground penetrating radar to check the extent of the voids are before we can say it's safe. >> reporter: city officials say this isn't one giant sinkhole, that the ground underneath the road broke apart in several section center city. that's why the piping underneath is cracked in several sections. why it might take a little while to get everything patched up.
>> a very tough situation. we're trying to work as quickly as we can. >> reporter: the good news is city officials say the erosion is under control. neighbors are being asked to have patience. until the work is done. back out live here you can see crews, they're busy in the 700 block to get that gas and water back on as quick as they can and unfortunately i'm hearing for the people that have had their homes condemned, they won't be allowed to go back in until the owner of those homes fixes them. so for now they're out of a place to live. reporting live from bethlehem, bob brooks channel6 "action news. rick. >> bob, thank you. friends family and colleagues gathered in wilmington today. to pay their respects to the two firefighters killed in the line of duty nearly a week ago >> ♪ senior firefighter jerry fickes and lieutenant christopher leach died on saturday after their rush into a burning home thinking
children were trapped inside. today hundreds of mourners came to saint elizabeth's catholic church. many remembered them as heroes. >> we don't care day or night what time of year cold hot we go in and do our job. i mean we're firefighters. >> i think just by the turnout here in wilmington that you're seeing that he was a respected and honored man and he died doing what he he loved to do. >> police say the fire that killed those firefighters was deliberately set. 28-year-old beatriz fana ruiz faces several charges for the crime including murder. >> to the latest on yesterday's deadly train crash in new jersey. federal investigators say they wander to interview anyone who saw that crash happen in person and hopes of finding out just what went wrong. more than a dozen people remain hospitalized in north jersey he two in intensive care. now the focus is on recovering as much data from the train as possible a process that could take at least a week. rob nelson from our sister station wabc has more on this
investigation. >> reporter: these are new pictures we obtained today showing the extent of the damage inside the hoboken station. damage that has made it difficult for investigators to even safely get to the train cars. despite all the wreckage though officials have already recovered one of two data recorders that along with train video cameras should provide critical details. >> the video is outward facing so we'll be able to see the train approaching. we'll able to see if there was anything in the way of the train. the event recorder we hope if it's in good condition, if it's recording the type of information will show us the speed and the breaking actionism officials say the train's engineer, 29 year new jersey transit veteran thomas gallagher is cooperating with authorities. what he was doing in the 72 hours prior to the crash will be a major focus though there's no immediate indication that drugs or alcohol played a role. >> we shouldn't be jumping to any conclusions at the moment about what happened and why it happened 'cause we just don't
know. >> reporter: sources say the train was traveling three times the 10 miles per hour speed limit when it entered the station eventually ramming into the platform and going airborne into a waiting area collapsing part of the roof. 114 people were hurt an 34-year-old mother fabiola bittar de kroon was killed by debris as she stood on the platform. meantime the new jersey transit part of the hoboken station remained closed today frustrating some commuters. >> instead of being an hour and a half commute it was a three hour commute. >> the investigation is obviously extremely important and that takes priority and unfortunately they're not going to be able to open up the heavy rail for right now. >> reporter: out of all of the injuries from yesterday's tracheide only seven people remain in the hospital tonight, one of them in intensive care and again the ntsb expected to provide a major update on the investigation. that's coming up at about 5:30 this afternoonly reporting in hoboken rob nelson channel6 "action news." >> well, the rain didn't stop large gathering outside of hahnemann university hospital
this afternoon. nurses and healthcare professionals unveiled a petition demanding staff safe staffing actually in philadelphia hospitals. studies have shown that appropriate nurse staffing results in fewer medical errors better recoveries and reduced complications. thousands of nurses at other local hospitals have signed similar petitions. >> all right. time right now for a check of that friday night traffic report. >> it is friday night. matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. how we looking? uh-oh problems on -- is that 38 behind you. >> good job, yeah, this is 38 rick by the moorestown mall rick and the westbound lanes are still blocked here at nixon drive. that's where there was a nasty accident. emergency crews remain on the scene. eastbound is jammed as well. bottom line is 38 is not where you want to be this afternoon. i would stay up on 41, even use 295, take that to 73 or union mill road would be another option but 38 is still out of commission at least in the westbound direction. and the rain of course, the wet roads not helping us out. you can see it's wet on the schuylkill, plenty of eastbound traffic hereby
conshohocken. still have a phils game and an r. kelly concert in south philadelphia so double events are attracting a lot of people to the schuylkill and 95 to get down to south philadelphia. still have a crash in quakertown along 309 at toll gate road. now there's one in west brandywine chester county blocking 82 by wcog radio. hibernia or reeceville roads would be better bets. a downed tree in centreville road has flooding. we'll check it again rick and monica coming up in the next half hour. >> thank you sir. >> much more ahead on "action news" at 5:00 tonight. the new deal reached by dunkin' donuts that will be putting their popular cough he fee drinks on a grocery shelf near you. >> it's fitness friday. ali gorman is putting us inside a workout that will put a spring in your steps without unneeded stresses on your joints. those stories and much more when "action news" continues tonight.
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batch january tomorrow. world leaders gathered to say that final farewells to prime minister shimon peres. president obama former president bill clinton britain's prince charles and french president francois hollande were among the attendees. they praised his vision of a new middle east. peres shared a nobel peace prize in 1994 and received the liberty medal in philadelphia in 1996. shimon peres died wednesday two weeks after a stroke. he was 93. >> wall street ended the week on a high note. a sharp increase for banking stocks helped the markets rally by the closing bell. the bounce back came after news that german banking giant deutsch bank was nearing a $5.4 million settlement with the u.s. justice department. the dow jones rose 164 points. the nasdaq up 42 s & p 500 gaining 17 points. dunkin' donuts coffee will be
hitting grocery store shelves. company announced a new partnership with coca-cola to sell bot philadelphia coffee drinks in grocery stores and convenience stores nationwide. the ready to drink coffee he is set to launch in 2017. >> all right. health check tonight. the cdc has new advice for men who may have been exposed to the zika virus who may be thinking about having a baby. >> health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman at the big board with details. >> just as the world health organization recommends officials at the cdc now say men who have had any possible exposure to the zika virus whether they have symptoms or not should wait six months before trying to conceive. now, this is out of caution because researchers can't be sure how long the virus stays in a man's system. also, the cdc added 11 countries in southeast asia to its travel advisory. pregnant women should consider postponing any nonessential travel to these areas. and we have a full list listed on 6abc.com.
also today, it's fitness friday and if you're looking to turn up your cardio, a new studio in philadelphia has a fun way to help you bounce off calories. >> right kick up, in, out in. >> the music is pumping fast and so is your heart. i tried the high fliers class at graduate hospital. owner dana ariema says the class is designed to get your heart rate up work your muscles and calories while also having fun. >> it feels like a dance party on a trampoline. >> reporter: everyone is on a mini trampoline. instead of springs it has elastic bungees which helps make this impact low impact. >> it's easy on all the joints, your vertebrae spines hipps. >> reporter: even though the jumping is high intensity you can tailor it up or down to fit your fitness level.
you're bounce doing different combinations for 35 minutes. >> it's always different new moves. they switch it up. >> reporter: then you do soon minutes of sculpting to round out a full body workout. maura win has been rebounding here for three months and says she's noticed results. >> i have abs that after two kids i never thought i'd see again, so i'm pretty excited and ooh attribute that a lot to these classes. >> reporter: and this class is just one of many at the studio. it costs between $15 and $18. we have more details on 6abc.com and good news, rick, it is not just for women. men are also welcome. >> really? >> yes. >> i would be pretty good on that. >> i bet you you would. >> maybe. >> maybe? >> that i'd have to see. we have breaking news right now. it is going to cost more to fill up your gas tank in new jersey. governor chris christie and democratic leaders have just reached a deal to raise the gas tax 23 cents more per gallon. the governor made the announcement in trenton a short time ago.
that eight year deal will also cut the state sales tax and eliminate the estate tax. >> and still to come on "action news" friday night, how police overseas track down two priceless painterrings that have been missing for nearly 15 years. >> plus, disqualified over chapstick. how something so simple put an tend to a world championship dream for this elite triathlete when "action news" comes right back.
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culture was on full display on the ben franklin parkway, it will be this week. the 83rd annual pulaski day parade steps off sunday after nor'easter an townshipth street and the parkway. 6abc is proud to be a broadcast sponsor. our alicia vitarelli co-hosts live coverage of the parade sunday at 12:30 right after "action news" at noon. >> time right now for a check of accuweather and the "action news" big board. >> meteorologist cecily tynan has the october 1st forecast. >> our weather will be improving over the weekend. it will be better for the pulaski day parade on sunday. but today sky6 showing the scene. taking a look at the ben franklin bridge you can barely see it with the low clouds and the drizzle and storm storm tra6 is picking up this drizzle. we don't have any heavy rain right now but we're stuck with the winds out of the northeast. that's pulling in the clouds, some moisture and the cool temperatures yet again temperatures not climbing out of the 60's. philadelphia 62, allentown only 59. millville 65. cape may 66 and wilmington 63. but the highest winds are now
behind us. yesterday philadelphia had a peak wind gust of 39 miles per hour. now it's still breezy out there but winds generally about six to 17 miles per hour out of the northeast and when you get that northeasterly flow he that persistent wind kind of piling up the water along the coast you do get the coastal flooding so coastal flood advisory posted for tonight. the next high tide along the coast between 8:00 and 9:30 looks like we'll have some minor coastal flooding yet again before the storm system finally lifts out. satellite6 along with action radar showing look at the spin over kentucky. that's that low pressure. it can't move to the east so what it will do tomorrow, it will weaken and it will move up to the north and eventually move away from us to the northeast. so what this means, our weather will be improving over the weekend but we've got another round of some steady rain moving through overnight. future tracker showing tomorrow morning around 7:30 you can see this area of some heavy rain across south
jersey. then as we head into the afternoon very much like today. we're stuck in the clouds. it's cool with occasional light rain and drizzle. sunday you wake up in the morning, you step outside, still cloudy but look at what happened as we head into the afternoon. drier air will begin to puncture in and we will see some breaks of sunshine. dover if you're heading to the race looking much better on sunday than it has been for the qualifier tomorrow. in the meantime hurricane matthew yesterday morning was only a tropical storm. it has exploded. it's now a category four hurricane maximum sustained winds 140 miles per hour. looks like this hurricane is making a he beeline for jamaica and cuba likely hitting both islands as a category three hurricane. then heading into the bahamas where it goes from there too early to tell but could be threatening the u.s. late next week. hopefully it will head out to sea. i'll keep you posted. the five day at 5:00 showing tomorrow cloudy cool and damp 69. sunday breaks of sun 75. monday 77. tuesday and wednesday
>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. >> hello again. here's what's happening on "action news" friday night. donald trump goes after miss universe and hillary clinton during an overnight twitter blast. and hillary clinton fires back on social media. the oklahoma police officer accused of killing an unarmed black man appears before a judge. and authorities are asking the public to help identify a man who tried to rob a bank in philadelphia. >> politics. election day is 38 days away. the presidential candidates continue to crisscross the country trying to swing voters to their side. >> however donald trump may have a tougher time gaining ground with women voters because of an ongoing feud involving former miss universe alicia machado. the. >> the republican nominee has never been shy about his feelings on his twitter beige page but at 3:00 this morning he tweeted "did crooked hillary help disgusting check out sex tape and past alicia m
become a u.s. citizen so she could use her in the debate. the on line tirade didn't stop there. >> hillary clinton tweeted her response to trump's online ran saying "this is unhinged even for trump." a few notes. what kind of man stays up all night to smear a woman with lies and conspiracy theories. the democratic nominee went on to say trump's tendency to lash out is dangerous for a president. >> abc's lana zak is monitoring the latest developments from washington, d.c. >> she's live with the latest. lana. >> reporter: good evening rick and monica. hillary clinton has been gaining in the polls following that first debate and her campaign certainly hopes this latest brouhaha will help heretically as some voters are already casting ballots. in an election still up for grabs, hillary clinton in florida responded to supporters who feel like she should do more. >> some might say well hey my gosh you've only got 39 days to go. why aren't you just out there beating up on your opponent
and doing everything to get the vote out and all the rest of it. well, i'll do that but. >> reporter: donald trump is campaigning in michigan visiting the ford museum but didn't answer reporters questions on today's tweets. >> mr. trump why did you go on a late night tweet storm last flight. >> reporter: start in the wee hours this morning trump railed against alicia machado who he described as disgusting and conservative newspapers that have written scathing anti-trump editorials today including dorothy rabb bin witnesses in the wall street journal warning trump would be the most unstable psychologically unstable unfit president ever to enter the white house. >> reporter: we are hearing from trump in a different forum. a judge ruled to release trump's deposition on alicia's suits regarding his new washington, d.c. hotel.
>> do you think that your comments would cause a latino or a person of mexican heritage to potentially be biased against you? >> with respect to what? >> with respect to anything. >> i think in many cases they like me. >> reporter: meanwhile the commission on presidential debates did say today that there was a problem with you trump's microphone in the debate hall but clinton's communications director fired back that she thought that the problem was actual that trump could be heard quite well. it is worth noting rick and monica, that it was a bipartisan commission that was responsible for those microphones. reporting live from washington, lana zak channel6 "action news." >> all right. >> thank you lana. the chicago tribune editorial board endorsed libertarian candidate gary johnson for president. the tribune board called the former new mexico governor agile experienced and practical whose principles are socially tolerant and fiscally responsible the paper suggests both trump and clinton have appealed to voters who beliefs are not in the best interests of all americans. >> well, donald trump's
philadelphia campaign office officially opened today. trump's campaign african-american outreach director and apprentice alum amoroso was there to welcome volunteers to the space along the 800 block of south street in south philadelphia early this afternoon. this is where the trump campaign will launch local canvassing efforts events and voter registration drives. a group of senior citizens in west philadelphia were reminded today that their voice is just as important as younger residents this elect. pennsylvania election officials brought a real voting booth to mercy life senior health center. folks could try out the machine register to vote and apply for an absentee ballot. today's event also allowed everyone to share their thoughts about the upcoming election. this remind you can get breaking alerts from the campaign trail by down loading our free 6abc news app. it's available right now on the apple and google play stores. >> today a not guilty plea was entered on behalf of a tulsa oklahoma police officer charged with first degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black
man. officer betty shelby did not say anything at her first court appearance here other than acknowledging her name. shelby is charged in the death of terrence crutcher. prosecutors allege shelby acted unreasonably when she shot the 40-year-old crutcher after she encountered his vehicle abandoned on the street. a 14-year-old boy suspectd in a school shooting is charged as a juvenile with murder and attempted murder many police say the teen killed his own father then drove to the elementary school where he allegedly shot two students and a teach or the playground. a six-year-old boy remains hospitalized on life support according to his family. a judge ordered the suspect to stay in custody during his first court appearance today. in world news tonight with david muir much more on those attorneys the latest from the campaign trail. you can watch that following "action news" at 6:00. >> in other news a man tried to rob a bank in north philadelphia but he left empty handed. now police are hoping to identify him. take a look at these surveillance photos of the suspect taken yesterday
afternoon at the td bank on the 2200 block of east butler street. police say the man demanded money from the teller but fled the bank before he was given any cash. if you have any information you're asked to call philadelphia police. schools throughout our area are dealing with what they hope is a strange social media hoax involving a so-called creepy clown. the messages are so widespread that some local police departments and school districts are alerting parents. in toms river new jersey police are boosting their security presence around schools to ease the minds of parents and students. so-called creepy clown sightings have been reported throughout our country but in our area police say there have been no credible threats. >> domestic violence awareness month kicked off in philadelphia. the event was hosted by the organization women against abuse. mayor jim kenney delivered opening remarks. the theme of the flynnth annual i pledge campaign is the correlation between domestic violence and child
abuse. their focus is that there are no safe children without safe families. >> time now to get an update on the highways and by ways for your friday night. >> let's see how things are rolling with matt pelman. >> we're ending this month and this work week with some tricky spots out there on this friday night rick and monica, one of them being right here by the moorestown mall where 38 westbound remains blocked because of an awful accident that happened over an hour ago now. it's got a tow truck in there, one of the vehicles loaded on that flatbed but all westbound lanes are blocked here at nixon drive. again 41 or even 295 to 73, union mill road are all possible alternates. 38 westbound remains out of commission. got normal delays on southbound 295 with speeds in the teens. in west berlin there's a crash along 73 southbound at franklin avenue. their where lows amigos is on the northbound side. by the dr. pet fixer vet hospital a crash to watch out for in franconia along 113 at maple avenue. in media a wreck at rose valley road at manchester
avenue. in northern delaware stick with 52 kennett pike this afternoon. 100 still has a downed tree from this morning and centreville road still has some high water so 52 is the way to go. few mass transit trains canceled this afternoon lansdale doylestown line a couple of them because of crew shortages an couple trenton line trains canals sold because of equipment problems but don't forget we're back to normal schedules on those regional railing coming up on monday so i'll leave you on that good note. have a nice weekend rick and monica. >> you too. much more to come. making your voice heard at the voting booth no matter how much money is in your bank account or where you live. that was the goal of a nonpartisan event today. >> clamor to the best spot to catch a glimpse of china's newest baby panda cubs. you don't wander to miss this video. >> now that is cute. this not so much. what you see he is what you're going to get going into the beginning of the weekend but there will be some brightening before the weekend ends. we'll chat about in it accuweather.
>> jaime apody is here with sports many it's the final weekend for the phillies. >> bittersweet as well. as the phillies season comes to an recommend that's sweet but so too likely will ryan howard's career and that's bitter. our jeff skversky live at citizens bank park where the phils are set to start their final series and fans will likely give howard the sendoff he deserves after more than a decade of milestones and memories. hey jeff. >> reporter: hey jaime. fans all weekend here at the ballpark can say thank you to ryan howard. he's expected to start the entire weekend including tonight. he's batting fifth and playing first against the mets. take a look at ryan howard's locker. the big piece cleaning up this weekend as he's expected to clean out his locker for the final time and for his final season in a phillies uniform. the phillies are expected to buy howard out of his contract at the end of the season and exercise that $10 million
option. lots of memories. he's meant so much to this team and this city since he made his debut back in 2004. howard has had a big influence on younger players especially fellow first baseman tommy joseph. >> he's meant a lot. he's obviously quite the competitor and, you know, he meant so much to this city on and off the field, what he's been able to accomplish has been extraordinary. it's definitely been great to -- just to get to know him, get to know him off the field and realize, you know, how great of a person he really is. >> reporter: he's been a big influence on joseph. howard and joseph are the first combination first base men in baseball history to each hit 20 homers in a season and while joseph has a long career ahead of him he's end 53 use of the career ryan howard has had which will likely come to an end in a phillies uniform this weekends against the mets. by the way fleas can knock the mets out of the wild card race
if they sweep the mets this weekend so a lot to play for not so much for the phillies but definitely against those new york mets live at the ballpark jeff skversky channel6 "action news." jaime. >> that's a big reason to play. this is not good news. just a few days into training camp sixers have already lost their star rookie. ben simmons rolled his right ankle during today's scrimmage at stockton university. simmons was taken for temperatures he's unlikely to play tuesday in the sixers preseason opener. we should know more about the severity soon. on the bright side joel embiid will play tuesday according to brett brown. temple owls getting set for their conference opener tomorrow against smu. it's all conference games from here on out for the owls. temple's offense seems to be peaking but there's still looking to form a true identity. last year they beat the mustangs 60 to 40. coach rhule says it's an intriguing matchup. >> there's a lot for us to deal with and that's been history of this series the last two time we've played
them. we've accounted for 198 points. this year was a hundred point game, last year was a 98-point game. high scoring shootouts is not really our style of play on offense but that's the way it's been. we anticipate them obviously being a great offense. >> in other words take the over. i sat down with the coach to preview their game with smu. you can see that tomorrow morning 9:45 a.m. on temple football playbook right here on caln -- channel6. >> busy weekend. >> always is. >> upcoming general election is shaping up to be a close one where every vote will count. today there was a push for young people to make sure their voices are heard. "action news" reporter annie mccormick has that story. >> reporter: this is opportunity youth united first civic engagement summit. the nonpartisan event is geared toward young people specifically from low income urban and tribal communities. >> why should i? literally like why should i. >> reporter: that's a common
response jamil alexander gets from unregistered young people. it's his job to educate them. >> not necessarily trying to push somebody on them but okay this particular policy talks about low income as far as education juveniles it's up to us this leadership conference. >> we want to be able to find strategies to connect them and to make sure they reach their biggest potential and that they have access to the american dream. >> assessability to information for some of these people that grow up in these low income communities because some of those organizations that are providing this information aren't transparent. >> reporter: workshops at separate locations across the city including the community college of philadelphia and the school district headquarters will take place throughout the day. mayor jim kenney veered off the nonpartisan tone when speaking about presidential candidates but also spoke with passion about those before who lost their lives to give us this right. >> people who made this country work and saved this country he from naziism never
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>> members of the new jersey real estate industry braved the rainy night for a good cause. participants slept outside to experience what thousands homeless youth have to endure every night. all funds raised during the event go to covenant house which serves homeless children. today there are 21 covenant house locations all over the country he. >> adam is here with in accuweather story for the weekend. a little bit tricky to lay out where and when the wet weather is happening. >> beginning of the weekend definitely wetter than the second half. brightening of the skies sunday afternoon. storm tracker6 double scan not dealing with heavy steady rain. nothing too organized at this point but we'll see some of those steadier downpours redeveloping late tonight early tomorrow morning. the action cam in center city down near south street on the edge of the delaware river here underneath the ben franklin bridge, a very gloomy looking sky and again we'll repeat this for at least one and a half more days.
jackpot rainfalls since wednesday. we've received close to 5-inches of rain in middletown township and cape cape may coun. black bird and smyrna in new castle county over 5-inches of rainfall. dover kent county 7.31-inches of rain and milford just to the south of dover over 10-inches of rain since wednesday morning and expecting to add a little bit more to that number as we go into later tonight early saturday morning. very raw with those winds out of the east-northeast. it's been very persistent here the last few days with temperatures in the afternoon only in the upper 50 north and west of philadelphia. low 60's for the city and mid to up upper 60's in sun areas. we're tracking this at the beginning of the week over the great lakes. it will slowly drift to the north but the winds continue to funnel in from the ocean to that low pressure center so there's another round of heavy
rain developing off the carolinas and this will work up the eastern seaboard here late tonight. future tracker through 11 o'clock so if you're hitting the town again you're going to need the wind shield wipers every now and then intermittent with some of those spotty showers and drizzle. as we get into early saturday morning heavy rain starts to push back in especially south and east of philadelphia. that lifts away tomorrow afternoon but still low clouds on and off showers, some drizzle around. that continues saturday night into sunday morning. but by sunday early afternoon this is 1:30 we start to rip the clouds apart finally and some brightening to the sky just before the weekend ends. down in dover, nascar, they he got some of the races in today. drizzle and showers for today, tomorrow at 74 degrees and then looks like no bumps in the road here sunday, partly sunny with a temperature of 78. hurricane matthew now a category four dangerous hurricane, winds sustained 140 miles an hour. it is way to the south,
farther south than most hurricanes will track. this is colombia in south america right here and you can see the center of that storm where that classic eye developing just meaning that the winds are really funneling around the send of that storm helping to really spin it up and it will stay as a category four through the day tomorrow and then could weaken but still a major hurricane to hit the eastern part of jamaica monday afternoon winds sustained 120 miles an hour. the eastern part of jamaica and as it passes by cuba on tuesday afternoon very mountainous. that will help to weaken matthew a bit but then it heads towards the bahamas on wednesday. thereafter too early to call. we'll watch that. if it comes up the eastern seaboard or if it hooks out to sea something we'll following here early next week. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast dreary he tomorrow 69. brightening to the sky on sunday afternoon of 75 degrees. and very warm for october. 7 degrees above normal on monday with sun and clouds and looking pretty good tuesday
through friday of next week. temperatures where they should be in the lower 70's for highs. 50's for lows. so the weekend starts a little dreary but don't worry you'll see a little sun before that weekend is completely over. >> all right. >> good. >> thanks adam. >> thank you. of course stay with 6abc.com/weather throughout the weekend for updates on this rainy forecast. remember to check storm tracker6 live radar before you head out. facebook and twitter also great ways to get storm updates from each of our meteorologists. here is one of the cutest stories ever. two dozen baby pandas being introduced to the world at a panda breeding center in central china. the 23 he adorable black and white baby bears were bred in captivity in what amounts to a panda baby boom. this is double the number of pandas born in normal breeding programs last year so this is a huge win for the breed. in fact the giant panda is no longer on the endangered list thanks to this successful program. congratulations to them and don't you just want to take
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get ahead. >> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> friday night jim is off. i'm monica malpass. two wilmington firefighters killed in the line of duty are laid to rest. and bed bugs infest three city buildings in trenton. but the big story on "action news" tonight is new information about a deadly philadelphia police police-involved shooting. police economicker richard ross revealed today that nine different officers fired a total of 109 rounds. "action news" reporter john
rawlins is following the developments for us. john, the commissioner said officers did believe there was a threat but says this shooting may have gone too far. >> reporter: well, monica at this point the investigation is still ongoing so i don't know if they can have that sort of conclusion at this point but clearly the commissioner is disturbed by some of the known facts here. go back to wednesday night. there was a 911 call. the caller said he heard screams. he felt that the individuals had been shot. police find one of the victims, a little boy an eight-year-old boy he's so badly injured they thought he was shot. though it later would be learned he had been stabbed and slashed. but not before they confront the little boy's father who is the suspect. >> serious of concern to us the number of shots that were fired. >> reporter: it was a police-involved shooting. nine officers confronting a suspect christopher sowell believed to have a gun. the commissioner says sowell initially refused to take his hand from his possibility. then to. >> doing so abruptly and then removing something from his