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through the day right now down to 21 in philadelphia and 18 in reading and millville 20 and trenton 20 and atlantic city airport 20 degrees and it's wind is a big factor and winds are howling reported 45 miles per hour in philadelphia up to 52 in the poconos, you factor in the strong winds and this is the way it feels right now, it feels like 5 in philadelphia and 1 in reading and 1 below in lancaster and 4 in wilmington and 7 degrees below zero in the poconos. and tonight prepare for the coldest december temperature in 8 years, the low plummeting all the way down to 15 degrees and then the winds will be diminish and we still have a bit of a breeze and the windchills tomorrow morning when you step outside tougher than today. windchills in the single digits. philadelphia up across the northwest suburbs, windchills 0 owe 5 below and then the lehigh
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valley valley. 5 below to 15 below zero. in the poconos they issued a windchill advisory for tonight and tomorrow morning. have you to cover up you can get frostbite and hypothermia. the next system i'm tracking the weekend storm is getting its act together in the rockeries that is tracking to the west and starts as snow, we'll explain that before the change over in the timing in the full accuweather forecast. >> thank you. in other news, dillon roof is convicted on all counts in connection with a shooting a north carolina church. the jury took less than two hours to reach the verdict. nine people were killed when he opened fire in the church in charleston and next month the same jury that convicted roof will decide if he faces the death penalty. campus students are on alert after the second armed break-in
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by an off campus apartment in two months. a man with a gun broke into the house on main street and four temple students were asleep at the time and another saw the suspect wearing a ski mask. he ran off when she called police and now they are looking into if it's the same person that pulled off a heist a month ago in the same area. philadelphia police are looking for a brazen thief while part of a police officer's uniform was taken off a bench. sara bloomquist is live with that. >> reporter: police looking to apprehend this man that stole a good part of the police officer's uniform from the fifth floor of the justice center. the concern is not only that this guy has a good part of the officer's uniform but that was a brazen act committed under the watchful eyes of officers and
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deputies all over that building. this is the man police are looking for yesterday mid-day he made his way around the criminal justice center and walked away with a police officer's uniform jacket, his badge and his department issue hat with a piece attached similar to this one. >> the male you see in the video took the jacket and the hat and looked like he may have placed either the badge or belongings from the jacket or the jacket itself inside of a macy's bag before exiting the criminal justice center. >> the officer stepped away in a courtroom to participate in a case leaving his belongings behind. the officers are over there all day long sometimes for a lengthy time. not anything abnormal to take off your jacket or hat while testifying. look at the man, his hat and clothing, police officers in the
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complex today are keeping an eye out for him. a brazen theft like this, police want this suspect off the street. >> are you in a place that is trying criminal cases and for someone there as a defendant, maybe even a victim orwity and to conduct themselves in that manner is alarming and concerning. >> reporter: that man was last seen walking toward broad street with the macy's shopping bag slung over his shoulder? >> if you know where he may be call central detectives. i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." all right thank you. three people are behind bars tonight after a prostitution sting in ben salem. chanel was confronted by officers in a hotel room during the sting and when officers tried to arrest her she shoved back and bit one officer on the hand and two guns and drugs were found in the room. two were also arrested after
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furnish investigation, all are being held on $75,000 bail. this man, 60-year-old allen wickersham is due in court on felony child pornography charges. more than 5,000 explicit images of children were found inside and confessed to detectives about possessing the pictures. the dow jones continues to flirt with the 20,000 point mark as stocked went on another rally today. one day after the federal reserve announced a hike in interest rates, wall street continued their post election boom. 150 point shy of 20,000 and the s&p was up 8. called one of the biggest hack attacks on a tech company. 1 billion yahoo! users had their
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account information exposed. experts say you need to act now to make sure you are protected. lauren lister is live in los angeles with the details tonight. >> reporter: hey rick, you know a little good news here the company does not believe that bank account information or payment card data was affected. they are aware of the breach and in contact with yahoo!. the former act tells me that the key for users is making it more difficult for hackers to access their email accounts. >> tech giant yahoo! revealing a massive hack attack affecting billions of accounts. harkers getting massive data, email address and even some cases security questions and answers. yahoo! telling abc news they are photo if iing users and taking steps to secure their accounts and requiring users to change their passwords not the only
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steps an account holder can take. >> come up with some sort of secondary auto then case. they have the account key, when you wants to log in you have to get a code from yahoo!. brad garret says it makes it harder to get into your email. the second time this year the company announced a significant breach that may impact them. the company disclosed a separate incident in 2014 involving 500 million user accounts. >> if you make adjustments and changed your password do you need to do anything in reaction to this older breach we learned about. >> not much that you can do about a breach that occurred. the incomes they have about you they have at this point. >> experts say look out for suspicious emails and activities and change the password and
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security information on any other account that uses the same information as your yahoo! account. >> thank you. >> time for a check of the "action news" traffic report thursday night. taking it live to matt pellman in the traffic center. >> we are not saying yahoo! on the roadways. here on the schuylkill not helping us out. another broken down vehicle in the westbound lanes here between montgomery and the boulevard where a new construction barrier was set up over the last couple of days and slow now in both directions and the eastbound travel time is not a whole lot better even though no broken down vehicles or accidents there. a stalled vehicle on 95 southbound approaching broad street has cleared as has a crash on fox street at the boulevard extension. but closures this afternoon, knew hope by the buck county play house main street is blocked off. and newark, delaware a fire closing chapel street and
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college avenue gets you around that. but the crash on i-95 in wilmington cleared but still speeds in the teens. we'll check it again coming up in the next half hour. >> see you then. much more ahead on "action news" at 5:00. president-elect trump begins his shift from cabinet picks to policy. the press conference he was suppose to hold today and the issues voters are demanding he address immediately those stories and more when "action news" continues tonight.
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the man behind the wheel during last month's last month's deadly school bus crash in tennessee will face a grand jury. police say that 24-year-old johnthony walker was driving 20 miles per hours over the speed limit and using a cell phone while driving but did not specify if he was on the phone during the incident. six children died in the crash and dozens of others were injured. investigators say that traces of explosives were found on the victims of egypt 804 was
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on route to cairo when it plunged into the sea and all 66 people on board died. now an official investigation on the way they found evidence that explosives were on board. no one has claimed responsibility for the attack. delaware health officials say that an 87-year-old man is the first fatality of this flu season. he had a number of underlying medical conditions and delaware has 64 confirmed cases. so far flu activity is low and expected to pick up over the holidays, now is the time of course to get vaccinated. >> maybe the a no brainer for you to bundle up. but teens think it's not cool to bundle up even when it can endanger them. parents resist your teen's
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insistence they are okay with light clothing. >> parents think they have to give in to that. but it's important for children of all ages to be capped warm and risk of frostbite is our most significant concern the doctor suggests explaining the affects of frostbite to the teen. if they understand why are you worried they are more likely to comply. and they suggest shopping with them. a pile of presents under the tree at the money sentner west philadelphia. volunteers from citizens bank made the special delivery. bank employees purchased stocking stuffers like toothpaste and socks for families in need and they will be delivered just in time for christmas. the flyers front off pitched in for young teres to have a good christmas. they donated a truck load of
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toys, all donated by fans at recent flyers games. a buck county man whose bike was stolen was reunited with his set of wheels thanks to the help of neighbors and in the process they proved how much good you can do when you work together. john rawlins has the story new at 5:00 tonight. >> he is a fixture in doylestown borough, everybody knows randy. >> randy is a special needs man that works several part-time jobs. his fat tire bike is how he gets around and somebody stole the bike yesterday and word went out on facebook. >> they said randy's bike was stolen from the train station. >> leslie monitors community sites and reached out to bike works. >> the community was worried by they know that randy uses that bike to get around to his jobs.
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>> randy has a collect of vintage bikes but the one stolen was his pride and joy. brian offered help and offered this replacement and presented to randy but that is not the end of story. last night police recovered randy's stolen bike someone dumped it miles away at the hospital. randy drop tropical disturbance off and we talked a bit. >> so why did someone dump the bike? ryan thought with all the social media it was too not ride. >> the way i would like to look at it, is that someone needed to get to the hospital and i'm hoping it was an emergency and they borrowed it. lets leave it at that. all is well that ends well, randy is back on his fat tire bike not one to be formerly interviewed on television he
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appreciates all that care about him. >> nice story. >> still to come on "action news" at 5:00 tonight, a somber salute in delaware to the men and women that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. and an early christmas present for a young academy student that brought him to tears.
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members of the delaware law enforcement community paid tribute to the men and women that gave their lives to our nation. and the wreath convoy made a stop on its way to arlington national ceremony carrying thousands of wreaths to be placed on the graves of soldiers. the philadelphia police 14th district invited students from three schools as well as residents from a local nursing home to sit down for a meal together. it was a surprise when santa claus came off the truck and came inside. santa brought lots of gifts and brought plenty of smiles. >> the delaware academy student got an early christmas present
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and it was a big surprise from senator chris couns. >> my service academy committee have chosen you to be my nominee. [ applause ] >> jacob hudson of wilmington was selected as senator couns number one pick. by being the principal nominee he is guaranteed a spot in the class of 2021, overwhelmed by the decision you can tell but senator couns said it was an easy one to make. >> his athletic prowess and captain of the football team and elected student president and passion for servicing our nation. really impressed the board. >> i am honored to accept this from senator couns. >> he serves at the commander officer in the school's rotc and
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plays baseball and a member of the honor society and active in the youth leadership network. >> good for him. looking live outside sky 6 hd showing you spring mountain where they are making snow tonight. meteorologist cecily tynan, has your exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast and there is real snow in that forecast. when we come right back. did you know your business doesn't have to suffer from slow internet? comcast business now offers blazing fast internet speeds up to 150 mbps.
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time for accuweather at the "action news" big board. cecily tynan has the forecast and camelback is frozen. >> this is a live snapshot. >> oh. >> can't move it's so cold. you know while most of us are complaining about the cold weather this is great news for the ski resorts they are making a lot of snow. this time last year camelback was not even open. we have the cold air and snow and temperatures are really rising over the weekend and getting very rainy as well. right now still very gusty, wind gusts 31 miles per hour in philadelphia and 26 in allentown and wilmington 37 miles per hour winds with winds out of the west and the way it feels on exposed skin, the windchill 5 in philadelphia, 1 in reading and 1 below in lancaster and 4 in wilmington.
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this is why you have to cover up and dress in layers if you head outside. satellite 6 along with action radar showing we have a few lake-effect snow flurries here and there with strong winds out of the northwest. the winds are diminishing as high winds build over us and temperatures drop very quickly. 15 degrees is the low in philadelphia and the coldest december morning in eight years, allentown down to 10 and lancaster 12 and cape may 20 and trenton 14 degrees, the winds are diminishing and you don't need much of a breeze when temperatures are so low. 6:00 in the morning feels like 5 degrees in philadelphia and the good news is when temperatures don't climb out of the 20s in the afternoon the winds diminish and by tomorrow afternoon instead of windchills in the single digits close to the air temperature. we have a messy winter storm on the way. the snow begins after midnight. friday night and 6:00 in the morning, you can see south jersey and delaware
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transitioning over no rain and still snowing near philadelphia and areas up to the north and that transition will happen really from the south to the north by lunch time, it's all rain everywhere drying out the poconos and that is from a warm front and the cold front moves through on sunday and that brings us a round of rain. and as far as the front end snow friday night into saturday morning, south jersey and delaware we are look agent perhaps a coating in interior year sections, that will be washed awaylicly and philadelphia and trenton an inch of snow and 3 inches across berks county and lehigh county. the poconos looking at 5 inches before the transition to ice and rain. the five-day at 5:00 showing it's cold and diminishing winds and 28 degrees, saturday snow to ice to rain transitioning from the south to the north, the afternoon it will be just damp and the rain shuts off and fog developing to the north, 48 is
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the high and temperatures rising overnight and sunday we hit a high of 60 degrees, hit that early before the cold front rolls through and a round of rain behind the system temperatures dropping back into the 30s monday and tuesday and winter begins next thursday and adam we'll let you know how it starts in the accuweather forecast. >> thank you cecily. we'll bee right back with more news.
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hello again here is what it happening on "action news" tonight. the bitter cold is not just dangerous for people. >> animal control officers in trenton are on the lookout for pets left outside. these dangerous conditions can live to hypothermia, frostbite and death. and a buck county man goes to great lengths to not be arrested. why authorities wanted him behind bars in the first place. and a plea for help for the smallest citizens from the war torn area of aleppo.
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now the details for the folks in spring mountain this weather is perfect for making snow and all of this white translates into green. money of course, and this makes a spin at dillworth park more invigorating. >> if you stepped outside today it was not smart unless you had your full winter gear, scarves, gloves and hat. >> not so much the temperatures but the wind makes it feel like it's in the single digits. philadelphia office of emergency service. areas are under a code blue, if you see a homeless person outside please call the outreach hot line. there is the number for you. to get them some help. we posted code blue information on our website at philadelphia's code blue remains in effect until next wednesday. >> meanwhile, meteorologist, adam joseph, is tracking the brutal cold from the "action news" big board from tonight.
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>> the temperatures drop low and we are expecting the coldest december night in philadelphia in eight years right now that temperature 21 in philadelphia. 20 in millville. 20 in trenton and we see teens already for the air temperatures in the northwestern suburbs and the wind is gusting over 30 miles per hour at times and that brings those windchills down quite a bit. right now 5 philadelphia and millville. 4 in wilmington and 1 in reading and lancaster andp below in the poconos and these remain low as we go into the beginning of your friday and we talk about a messy mix for the beginning of the weekend as well as rain coming up in the full exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast in just a little bit. >> thank you. remember your pets are just as at risk in this dangerous cold. philadelphia city order nan says that animals have to be brought indoors unless they have adequate outdoor shelter and
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warm bedding and people that do not comply with this ordinance can be fined $500. if you see an animal outdoors call the number on your jean. new jersey correspondent, nora muchanic spent the day with volunteers and animal control officers in trenton new jersey, whose goal is to protect animals in these dangerous conditions as well. >> joe was an animal cruelty investigating animals left outdoors, they are required to bring the animals indoors if the temperature goes below freezing. >> they think they have fur, but they get cold quickly and their pads get cold first and and quickly. >> you see them shivering in the cold. it's a crime. >> the pit bull puppies were brought in from the cold and
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they expect calls like them during this cold snap. >> we have to keep an open space because we know that we'll get at least three or four more dogs brought in as a result of the weather. >> animals left out in these teens of temperatures can sucher consequences, long periods can lead to frostbite, hypothermia and even death. you may remember a german shepherd that ran away from home and was frozen to the ground. they say that the risk for animals in bitter cold weather is real. >> animals can get frostbite on the peripheral limbs like the tail and lips. they use sweater and coats particularly for small dogs like aspen a poodle. >> if it gets cold, i put the sweater on and it keeps the heat in. >> it's a misconception because
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cats and dogs have fur they can stay outdoors indefinitely. if you are cold so is your animal. in weather like this it's time to bring them in. nora muchanic, channel 6 "action news." slick roads may have played a role in a crash that seriously injured a driver in the feltonville section overnight. authorities say that the driver lost control and hit a tree and then the car caught on fire and the driver was rushed to einstein medical center for treatment. this is christopher hess of buck county held on more than $100,000 bail after allegedly ramming two police cars during a traffic stop in bensalem yesterday. he was wanted for armed robbery and drug charges and ditched the car and took off on foot. officers from bristol township chased him and arrested him. now the latest on president-elect donald trump's transition to the white house. a busy day for his team.
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cabinet appointments are almost finishing but other issues like russian hacking are emerging. karen travers is live with the details. >> donald trump is indicating that he is not convinced that russia play aid role in the hacking. and this despite the concrucials of more than a dozen u.s. intelligence agencies. a top senator says that donald trump should impose crippling sanctions on russia as punishment. >> we are here to differ -- >> a group of demonstrators at trump towers delivering a petition to take care of conflicts of interest before he is sworn in. today was suppose to be the day donald trump held a press conference. >> he was suppose to lay out how he separates himself from his business interest to put things in hans of his sons and other executives and that was canceled
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and trump tweeted thursday, the media tries to make my move to the white house as it pertains to my business so complex when actually it isn't. >> but that is how a trump adviser frames it. >> is makes more clear how convoluted these are. >> u.s. and form intelligence officials tell abc news that russian president vladimir putin was directly involved in the dnc hacking. they stopped short of confirming the reports but a spokesperson issued this. >> pretty obvious. because they were referring to the senior most government official in russia. >> and as for those reports that trump's daughter ivanka and her
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husband would have a top role in the white house. they did not confirm but said the administration would benefit tremendously if they were there. and now to the growing crisis in aleppo, syria. the evacuation of civilians continued today. lines ofces and buses rolled out. tens of thousands of people were trapped in the city while they battled to row take the city from remember els -- there is no reason whatsoever for the brutality of civilians by the regime and the russian and iranian allies over the last few weeks.
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>> meantime look at this. new video surfacing from an orphanage in aleppo, asking for those concerned about human rights please rescue them. he when on to say get us out of aleppo we want to live like everyone else. >> david muir will have more on aleppo and the election. following "action news" at 6:00. lets get an update on the commute home for the thursday night commute. over to matt pellman. >> after see that we don't have a lot to complain about around here. but a few accidents we are contending with, one each way on the blue route, the northbound one cleared on the schuylkill, southbound there is one south of villanova. that is southbound travel time is even slower, luckily off to
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the side and slow speeds persist. and upper darby a crash along route 3 westchester pike at cedar lane and slow speeds continue on the schuylkill and on 95. we have two accidents this afternoon along 29 in montgomery county, the one in pennsburg is gone but upper hanover restrictions along the gravel pike portion. avoid that area. and a vehicle that ran into a house in bristol township on indian red road. and a water main break and an icy mess to boot in cherry hill, 70 eastbound past 595. and gloucester township by the cvs look for a crash at college drive. still ahead a labor of love for folks at the university for the past few decades how they make the holidays brighter for dozens of families.
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>> and it was all hands on deck for this christmas mission in south jersey. we'll show you. >> windchills in the eastern half of the country from the mid-atlantic. and 10 below in burlington. we'll talk about a tremendous jump in the temperature over the weekend. we'll have details in accuweather. and jeff skversky has details of the eagles getting ready for the ravens and signing a new player. (my hero zero by lemonheads)
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in university city people braved the temperatures to make sure families had a warm turkey dinner for christmas. this was the annual turkey project. alumni students and staff donated the money to buy the turkeys and loaded the turkeys to various vehicles where they will be distributed to nonprofit agencies and shelters. some 3,000 families will enjoy hot meals because of these efforts. our birds want to finish strong.
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jeff skversky is here. >> a brutele stretch and buys are talking about having big games with carson wentz going into next season. darren sproles is not back at practice taking it's violent hit with a punt. and this depends on whether or not he passes the concussion test. the eagles number one receiver is working through an ankle injury but there is no question he is playing sun against the ravens and hoping to have a big one with went z who is on pace to break donovan mcnabbs record for pass attempts for a season. >> that is the record we want him to break this year but he is getting reps, i'll find the positive. and like i said, you don't hear the dude complaining. he is blue collar hard nosed and glad he is my quarterback.
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>> speaking of blue collar, eagles signed new jersey native nick, who is working on and off at his family's restaurant in monmouth county and now flinging a football on special teams. >> luckily the day after the game i was able to get the phone call and i was the guy that called and i was grateful for that opportunity to be that guy, to be that free agent with experience to come in and fill in for another team. >> the little bull just got a big deal. the phillies all start herrera agreed to a contract extension that could keep him here to 2023 with club options, only one other center fielder had more hits and runs, he hit .286 and named to his first all-star team. the deal is reportedly worth more than $30 million. and they are the hottest team in the nfl, nba or nhl.
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they won 13 straight games. and they have not lost in three weeks and trying to make it 11 in a row in dallas. and another great night for brayden schenn. helping the flyers win ten in a row and goalie steve mason is money as well during the stretch. >> i am proud of the way everybody in the locker room performed and we found different ways to win hockey games and the guys are battling. >> finally some sad news to pass along, long time nba sideline reporter craig sager lost his three year battle with leukemia, his color suits were a staple for decades. he was just 65 years old. for the nba finals the first time in the career espn allowed him to be on the broadcast for
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the first time. a nice gesture that is battling for a few years now. >> thanks jeff. some holiday cheer for children. stuck in the hospital this christmas. ♪ ♪ >> they were making merry with gifts and holiday music. area businesses teamed up to collect toys and firefighters and police came with car loads of goodies and a special visit from santa claus. fun. fios is not cable. we're wired differently. that means incredibly fast 150 meg internet for the holidays. so in the 3.7 seconds it takes gary watson to beat the local sled jump record, fly, gary, fly. ...his friend can download 13 versions of the perfect song... ...his sister can live stream it... ...while his mom downloads how to set a dislocated shoulder. get 150 meg internet, tv and phone for just $79.99 per month
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peco is lighting up the holidays this season and peco is bringing the best lights from around the region. the montgomery county christmas tree and it's menorah it took place on the plaza at the courthouse overlooking main street. show us your lights on social media using #6abcaction and post them to our facebook page or email them to all right adam is here and if you are out hanging lights. please put on all layers you have. >> i did the lights well before thanksgiving.
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pretty brutal out there and it remains with stormtracker 6 live double scan no precipitation and clouds and a few flurries, north of philadelphia today and the sky has temporarily cleared out. right now just 5 in philadelphia with the windchill and 5 in millville and 1 in reading and lancaster 7 below if the poconos. no matter the number you looked at here it's harsh to be outdoors for any extenned period of time if you are not covering your extremities. tonight and early tomorrow. a little better tomorrow afternoon. lake-effect snow is off to the north, any clouds that bubbled up this afternoon have fallen apart and the sun has set and the next storm taking shape in the rockies and doesn't look like all that much. all of this is heading to the east and sending in some warm air and to kick out the existing cold arctic air we have to go
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through a transition period. for tonight. it's quiet just bitterly cold and windchills near zero with air temperatures between 10 and 15 degrees, your friday planner, it's better here. 17 degrees at 7:00 in the morning. sun and clouds through the afternoon high temperatures in the upper 20s but the biggest difference is the winds. winds relax and temperatures 20 or so degrees in the afternoon and compared to the single digits of today. not friday night and early saturday morning that the precipitation comes in and good for outdoor plans friday evening into friday at midnight. we see snow and rain from the south, it transitions to rain. lunch time off to the north and by saturday afternoon some of that rain will be pushing away. it's front with snow and sleet barely a coating to nothing. a quick change to rain saturday
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morning. for wilmington and trenton maybe an inch or so. towards allentown that is the 3 inch line right here. and central montgomery, buck county maybe 1 or 2 inches and 3 to 5 in the poconos. the change over in the lehigh valley and far western suburbs, some sleet and rain mid-day all rain. and rain pretty quickly on saturday morning and delaware southern new jersey, it will be raining by the time you wake up even at 6:00 or 7:00 in the morning. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast temperatures in the 20s tomorrow and windchills near 20 in the afternoon. again kind of that mix in the morning on saturday. and changing to rain and then it stops raining saturday afternoon 48 degrees but up near the lehigh valley watch more dense fog developing late saturday and saturday night.
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near 60 when you wake up sunday morning with more rain and then crashing temperatures, 30s by evening on sunday and cold monday and tuesday, and winter begins pretty warm at 42 degrees and more rain possible on thursday of 46 degrees. it is not a pretty weekend. with holiday parties, by the time saturday and sunday roll around it shouldn't be a problem getting around. >> make a constant companion of yours during this arctic blast. from updated hourly forecast you'll fine everything you need there. and our meteorologists are posted regularly. post them on facebook and twitter for the latest.
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and a man stole an officer's uniform. for adam joseph, cecily tynan and rick williams and the entire "action news" team i'm monica malpass have a good night.
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rogers, meteorologist cecily tynan, and jim gardner. thursday night, former coach mike mcqueary wants penn state to pay his $1.7 million legal bill and a philadelphia high school student brings a loaded gun to school. but the big story on "action news" tonight is the coldest december night in years.
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that is what we are in for tonight. this is what we cope with today. folks were bundled up in their warmest winter coats many with scarves over their faces and with good reason. temperatures never got out of the 20s and windchills found a home in the teens and single digits. "action news" reporter, gray hall is live in center city philadelphia. first lets get the frigid numbers from accuweather and meteorologist, cecily tynan. >> the core of that arctic air will be rolling right over us tonight and temperatures are dropping through the day. right now philadelphia 20 degrees allentown 18 and reading 17 and wilmington 19 and millville 20 and wind gusts today 45 to close to 50 miles per hour. and even now with a bit of a breeze the windchill make its feel like 4 in philadelphia and 1 in wilmington and 4 in allentown and 0 in reading and the windchills drop down to 2 degrees below zero in lancaste


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