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news" big board. cold is coming, right chris? >> reporter: 60s early, but temperature crash later. we don't have ice or snow, but we have heavy, drenching downpours north and west of philadelphia. we had lightning strikes, the counter is on, but not recording lightening strikes now. we're zoom into upper bucks and montgomery county. this is green lane, heavy downpour pushing east of green lane moving to the northeast 40 miles per hour. south of quakertown, here's route 611 heavy drenching downpours north of doylestown, 15 or 20 minutes ago. all this activity rapidly pushing off to the northeast getting rallied to move into north central portions of new jersey. the wider view showing a huge line stretching from new england all the way down into the deep south across the appalachian states, heavy soaking downpours, lots of yellows, reds and oranges, note what's going on on the backside, the temperature drop off so quickly we're now
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starting to see sleet and snow mixing in with this line. all this is charging east. and we'll start to see the rain overspread the area by late morning and into the first part of the afternoon. these temperatures will be all over the place. remember the numbers you see now, because 6, 7, 8 hours from now we'll be stuck in the 0s. we'll drop rapidly. 47 in reading, 56 in philadelphia. millville, 55. dover, 58. cape may, 50. atlantic city, 54 degrees. so forecast for today, it is the complete opposite as to what you would expect, temperatures are usually colder in the morning, cool down by evening. they will be warmer in the morning today and sharply dropping by afternoon. 58 by 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m., 60 degrees, by 1:00 p.m., 56 and here we go, dropping off the cliff. 45 by 3:00 p.m., 39 by 5:00 p.m. at that point, windchills in the 20s. gray? >> thanks for the update. it is 7:01.
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new information to tell you about this morning, two family pets are dead and seven people are getting help from the red cross after a fire jumped from house to house. this happened in philadelphia's frankford section. flames shot from the home on orchard street. the fire spread to neighboring homes. smoke alarms did go off alerting people to get out. sadly a pit pull rescued from abuse and trained to walk again died in the fire, he said a 14-year-old cat died. >> it is an unfortunate situation someone's house catches on fire during christmas time, but companies made a good effort to get everybody out. >> live wires fell on the street hampering fighting the fire. peco responded quickly and they put out the fire. they are investigating what caused it.
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police are investigating two separate incidents in which would-be robbers were shot by their victims. police say a pizza delivery driver was approached by a 19-year-old man at 9:30 p.m. the delivery driver shot the man twice when he tried to steal from him. the suspect was taken to einstein million center listed in stable condition. this morning we're learning more information about another robber shot this happened at an auto repair shot in southwest philadelphia. police tell "action news" that the 30-year-old robber entered the shop on the 6800 block of pashle avenue wearing a mask and gloves. he used a gun and demanded money. the robber was making his getaway when he was shot. >> he was confronted by a second employee with a handgun and license to carry. this male whether he realized that the store was robbed or
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not, fired shots at the robber. >> and police tell us that the second employee who shot that robber three times after the criminal pointed a gun at him. not clear if the robber fired any shots. the suspect was taken to pen presbyterian listed in stable condition. police believe the employee acted in self-defense. this morning at least nine deaths nationwide are being blamed on accidents on snowy, icy roads. among the horrible driving conditions, look at this, this pipe july happening in baltimore, dozens of vehicles littered i-95. tens of millions are caught in the middle of the cold slick conditions, we have more on this winter blast. >> reporter: millions of americans are in the frigid grip of a cold weather system sprawling from the midwest to the northeast. >> i'm prepared i've got my gear on.
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>> reporter: i've got a couple of layers on. snow, ice and freezing rain turned highways deadly. in baltimore, a tanker truck plunged off i-95 and burst into flames. cell phone video capturing the minute it tipped over and exploded. it's looks like an auto graveyard with 70 cars strewn across the accident scene. they people are reported killed. in fairfax virginia, 30 vehicles were caught in this chain-reaction crash. a man's body was found near the scene believed to be a victim. in new mexico another multicar pileup on i-40. 40 vehicles involved in the crash. salt truck did their best to keep the rice at -- to keep the ice at bay. air travel was delayed or
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canceled. but bitter weather can't dampen the holiday spirit. >> it's cool that there's snow before christmas. >> reporter: temperatures are plummeting across the u.s. with a blast of arctic air moving in. windchills are expected to reach 40 degrees below zero in someplaces. abc new york. >> eagles fans are making the trip to baltimore as the birds take on the ravens. both teams are alive in the playoff race, but the eagles have very long odds, ron jaworski said they have a challenge stopping audubon native anne university of delaware product, joe flacco. >> he is a super bowl champion, super bowl m.v.p. you face one of the premier quarterbacks in the game with an abundance of receiver to throw to. the ravens are not going to come
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out and run the football. they throw the football with joe flacco. this eagles' secondary will be stressed on sunday against joe. >> flacco says he feels like he has a connection with eagles rookie qb carson wentz because both came out of smaller schools. stick with "action news" with live reports from baltimore as the eagles prepare to take on the ravens. tomorrow despite frantic efforts to get them tow change their votes -- to change their votes, 305 electors are expected to officially elect donald trump always the next president. yesterday, the president-elect was in mobile alabama holding his last victory rally. he was with his choice of attorney general alabama senator jeff sessions. trump promised the crowd he will be the president for all people. >> my message today is for all americans, from all parties, all
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beliefs, all races, all walks of life, whether you are african-american, hispanic-american, asian-american, we're all americans, and we're all united by one shared destiny. >> we also know that trump spent yesterday morning on twitter taking aim at china calling it an unprecedented act that china seized an unmanned drone by the philippines, they will return the drone. obamas are on christmas vacation staying on oahu where the president was born. he is enjoying a round of golf. he will visit pearl harbor marking 75 years since japan attacked the american base. japanese prime minister will be
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along the president first time a japanese leader visited the site. super saturday, area bargain browsers venture out in the cold and the ice in the snow, one of the biggest deal days of all year. salute to to a legend. iconic american astronaut is laid to rest. philadelphia tough guy bernard hopkins steps into the boxing ring. and chris, he is 51. >> reporter: i'm 41 i want no part of that. we had temperatures in the 30s yesterday and snow and sleet and rain, and this morning temperatures are in the 60s. i'll let you know when cold moves back into the region we come come right back.
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with us on a sunday morning, 7:11 a.m., look at there, 56 degrees, are you kidding me, this is a live love of center city. we were dealing with fog, but that's gone, but the weather rollercoaster continues. >> reporter: it will continue into this afternoon. actually this week is a rollercoaster. let's get you outside and show you the view, commodor barry bridge, we have mainly cloudy conditions, a few peeks of sun as the sun starts to climb. what you will notice today a lot of clouds again, and eventually we'll get into showers and perhaps downpours as an approaching frontal system gets closer and closer to the area. once the front crosses, the temperatures will drop. let's flip it over to the radars, we have this little band
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developing over upper montgomery and bucks county. we'll zoom in there. it is pushing off to the east, moving into hit and run -- hunterdon county in north central new jersey. we had lightning strikes a half-hour ago. we're seeing heavy rain indicated by the darker shades of green and yellow in bedminster and souderton. we have cells developing north of horsham and willow grove. these have developed in the last ten minutes or so. they are moving to the northeast, 40 miles per hour. newtown, and doylestown will pick up the activity in the next 20 minutes or so. the main event gets in here later this afternoon with the approaching cold front. temperatures out ahead of the front, now the warm front has pushed through already, wind have shifted out of the south. you can see that here with these
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arrows. they are in a souther direction with the southerly winds that continue to increase. we're seeing wind speeds in the 20-mile an hour range. we're not seeing 20s and 30s we're seeing 50s. and some areas closing in on 60 decrease. winds speeds 20-mile an hour in philadelphia. 25 in dover. 24 in trenton and ten miles per hour in millville. it's going to be a warm, but windy morning and cold and windy late afternoon. double scan live set it in motion, lots of precipitation out there, a lot of rain and heavy downpours lining up the spine of the appalachians and mixing taking place on the back edge as the colder air works its way in. look at the numbers out to the west, this is another brutally cold arctic air mass. the good news, the air mass is heading east. the core of the cold this right here is moving like that. we'll miss out on the teens and 20s below zero for windchills.
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we'll see our fair share of cold weather as this moves through too. tonight and tomorrow night we could see windchills in the teens for parts of the area. that's some cold stuff. future tracker 6 let's see when the fronts gets on in here. by 11:00 a.m. we should be heavy, drenching downpours ups and downs the i-95 corridor and rapidly racing off to the southeast. by 2:00 p.m. seeing downpours, a few patchy areas of drizzle. by 5, the front is threw, clouds begin to lighten up a little bit. maybe we see peeks of sunshine right before instead it's at that point the numbers start to drop off. for today, 60 degrees during the morning, upper 30s late afternoon. periods of rain developing after 10:00, 11:00 a.m., wind conditions, wind out of the west 15 to 25 miles per hour. we'll go hour by hour for you, again, look at how the numbers will drop. close to 60 during the morning, 39 degrees by 5:00 a.m. again at that point, cloudy
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skies, peeks of sunshine, windchills in the 20s. overnight tonight, mainly clear and cold, watch out for icy patches. 18 degrees outlying suburbs, 25 for center city. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, a couple of cold days coming up today after today, rather, 60 this afternoon, this morning, 35 for monday, 39 for tuesday. both days cold windchills, wednesday, 46 degrees, that's the first day of winter and temperatures are actually getting milder. 47 for thursday, maybe some rain and right now christmas eve, doesn't look too bad, cloudy skies and mild, high of 46, christmas day could be rainy and temperatures near 50. >> i have a question when you're talking about the 06s you didn't see too happy. you started talking about the snow and cold you're like the up already. >> [laughter]. 7:16 a.m., snow ice and fog and rain as shoppers scrambled for
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deals christmas shopping. >> reporter: many headed into the frenzy that was super saturday, the day many last minute shoppers hit the stores in drove. >> we got here 15 minutes ago, but it's crowded. >> reporter: they dodged the cold blast at king of prussia mall as they took advantage. new corridor connector that linked what used to be two shopping centers. notice need to go outside. >> i like how you don't have to leave the mall, you can walk through. >> nobody has to walk outside to go from one location to another, it's been very successful. >> reporter: shopping bags in handle this father needed more than a reprieve from the cold to make it through today. that can be overelming. >> busiest shopping day of the year. >> reporter: at the premium
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outlet's shoppers had a cooler look at things. >> we're shopping and enjoying the brisk weather. >> have on long johns and hats and gloves and drink coffee or tea before you come out. >> reporter: the kids who have the most to gain cold weather or not. >> i want to get more toys. >> reporter: taking a look at the roads here, they are just wet, earlier in the day, they were treacherous and icy. that did eventually keep shoppers home, but mall officials tell us they were able to make up for it throughout the day. reporting in king of prussia, jeanette reyes, channel 6 "action news." he gets a lot of compliments.
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everyone, 7:24 sunday morning, we'll drop the dense fog advisory. the only areas picking up any kind of fog at this point are the lehigh valley and the poconos. everybody else is seeing clearing conditions, as the winds pick up out of the south. that will crank the temperatures up. 58 degrees by ##-- 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m., 60. the front crosses between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
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39 degrees at 5:00 p.m. at that point. windchills in the 20s. let's talk about christmas real quick. lots of people asking questions what what's the weather going to be like. here's philadelphia, what we're watching is a southern storm that will develop off the front range of the rockies and pushes business into the heartland looks like a great lakes cutter. it will follow north like that. the good news because it's a cutter, we'll be deal with mild temperatures there's no snow or ice involved with this. cold weather stays bottled up here out to the west. the issue is this area here may have to deal with drenching rain. forecast suggest it holds off until the 26th. other models have it hitting on christmas day. we'll watch it during the week. >> the roads has not been friendly to the flyers, jeff skeverski has -- to the eagles,
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jeff skeverski has more as the birds are in balanced -- baltimore. >> reporter: baltimore has not been too kind to rookies. nine seasons ago, a rookie quarterback has not won a single game down there. good luck. wentz and the eagles hope to snap out of this four game losing streak today at 1:00 p.m. they have been going down a bad road. they have not won a road game in 3 months. they need a million things to make the playoffs. >> the season has not played out the way we wanted we hope to build momentum going into next year. i know the odds are ridiculous, but there's a chance. >> baltimore is in a must-win situation. it is the way to set us up and
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continue to build chemistry. how about the gliers, -- flyers, you didn't think they would go the rest of the season undefeated, did you? jake borachek sailed they will start another ten game winning streak on monday. lights out on the ten game winning streak in dallas. flyers up 1-zip leading after 1 until this one. steve mason who was 8-0 during the streak gets beat twice on rebounds in the second and the third. flyers lost 3-1. it is their first loss in more than three weeks. >> it's about the two points every night, that's what i am concerned with tonight, two points that were available going into the third period, we came up a little bit short. >> >> reporter: the sixers taking on the nets at 6. we'll see how much time nerlens
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noel gets after a season and career low 8 minutes last time out. that's sports, i'm jeff skeverski have a great day. thank you for dining with us. hope to see you again soon. whoa, whoa, i got this. just gotta get the check. almost there. i can't reach it. if you have alligator arms, you avoid picking up the check. what? it's what you do. i got this. thanks, dennis! if you want to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance,
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you switch to geico. growwwlph. it's what you do. oh that is good crispy duck. you, here comes the rain and another big chill today. may feel like two different days. live look at center city looking at dilworth park there. dashing for deals, the cold cannot keep the shoppers from
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red, hot deals. him chris sowers keeping an eye on the up and down of the forecast, like a rollercoaster chris, can't get it together here. what's going on buddy? >> reporter: mother nature is very confused, lots of ups and downs, you may think you're in raleigh, north carolina, but by evening it will feel like buffalo again. get ready for big, big changes. winds are picking up out of the south pumping in the milder air. 24 miles per hour in wilmington. 24 in trenton. dover, 25 miles per hour. remember yesterday at this time we were in the mid to upper 20s. now we're seeing 50s. some locations are close to 60 already. the warm front looks something like this, you get the idea. most of south jersey and the i-95 corridor are in the warm sector, we'll get temperature cranking this morning. in the lehigh valley and the
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poconos they are seeing colder air. the front will continue to lift north during the morning and everybody should get into the mid 50s before we start to cool it down. philadelphia close to 60 degrees. here's what we're tracking it's an area of showers and embedded downpours and thunderstorms down to the south. the cold air is add craning so quick -- advancing to quickly on the backside we'll have sleet freezing rain and actually a little bit of snow. that is charging east during the the course of the day. what to expect, near 60 by dawn. next couple of hours temperatures get close to 60 degrees. the cold front slips through in the late morning hours and the first part of the afternoon. rainfall totals a quarter of an inch. others three-quarters of an inch. the temperatures start to crash, once the front pulls through, near 40 by sunset. it will be like the upper 30s and windchills are in the 20s. the other thing we're concerned about overnight if there are any
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standing puddles, they could refreeze because the temperature will drop quickly. that would be overnight tonight. we'll have to wait and see what happens how quickly this cold air comes in. the wind will pick up it may dry everything out like a blow drier, we may not have to deal with that. when i come back i'll focus on that and we have another warmup in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> a lot to keep our eye on, our weather rollercoaster is going up and down more hills today. this was a look at the thick fog in center city philadelphia. you can see the fog there. it may late night driving tough for folks. we went from cold to warmth on the way, the little snow and ice still left was washed away. despite the platter of weather, shoppers were focused on super saturday. there's a week left to get the
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gifts. the bad weather not stopping people from flock be to the stores. kay johnson is director of marking for philadelphia premium outlet. >> you have to run a little faster from store to store, but people like it because it feels festive. it makes people feel like a white christmas, i think it adds to the experience. >> it's a good idea to call ahead if you're catching a flight or picking up at philadelphia international airport. o'hare and minnesota are reporting delays and cancellations. that might have a ripple effect in philadelphia. you want to call 1-800-phl-gate to check the status of your flight. we would like to remind you you can get the seven-day forecast and check storm tracker 6 live radar at any time of the day at 6abc.com/weather. the time 7:33 a.m. new information to tell you about this morning, a man and his elderly mother managed to
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get safely out of their wynnfield home during a house fire. the action cam at the scene the 5600 block of glendale avenue. the fire started at 6:30. two people inside scrambled to get out. they were not hurt, thankfully. we know the red cross is finding them a temporary place to stay. firefighters put out the fire in 20 minutes, no word on what caused the fire. an early-morning fire in the port richmond section of philadelphia left four people homeless. the action cam at the 27 hub block of kensington -- 2700 block of kensington avenue. this fire started in the basement. all four people living in apartments on the first and second floor were able to get out safely. nobody was inside the basement. firefighters contained the fire to the basement, but there's smoke and water damage to the apartments. this morning investigators are trying to figure out what caused the fire. police in kensington are
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looking for a suspect who reportedly fired shots at officer. the investigation was taking place at d and west moreland streets at about 10:30 p.m. we can tell you nobody was hurt. a delaware native who invented the heimlich manuver has died. dr. henry heimlich was born in 1920. he died of a heart attack. his invention as you know is believed to have saved thousands of lives. dr. heimlich was 96 years old. it is now, 7:35 look at this here, thousands of people packed the ohio state university auditorium to give a tearful goodbye to john glenn. the space pioneer and former u.s. senator died at the age of 95. an honor guard of marines escorted the casket into the auditorium. they carried the casket into the auditorium. then came the heartfelt tribute
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from those who knew him well. joe biden worked closely for decades. >> john was one of the happiest people i ever knew. think about it. one of the happiest people i ever knew. he had that infectious smile even when things looked like everything was crashing down, he would walk into the office or caucus with that big smile on his face and i wonder has he been, did he not just hear what i just heard. >> in 1962, glen became the first american to orbit the earth. in 1993 he became the oldest person in space at the age of 77. many food drives hit home runs, one connected to the home of the phillies. katherine scott takes a closer look. >> reporter: a convoy of 75
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toyota tundras and police escort heading to citizens bank park a spans the length of five football 0 fieldses -- fields and carries thousands of pounds of food to feed the hungry. >> in north philadelphia, each tundra pulled into position and food was loaded into the vehicles at this philabundance warehouse, it was time for the 7-mile treck under police escort under citizens bank park to be received by a waiting cheering crowd. >> one in 8 students, in our area there's one in five families that are food insecure. >> >> reporter: the food was purchased through donations to the tri state toyota
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association. our pickup carried a pal let of corn owe flakes. 330,000 pounds of food will be delivered over the next several months. >> it's coming on christmas, it's a festive time of the year, people are hungry, people are hungry 365 days of the year. it's important to do it now, it's important to remember that this is something we need to think about everyday. >> reporter: of course this is a serious cause, but a festive atmosphere for so many working together for a common cause and celebration of the drive's biggest donation yet. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> philadelphia boxing legends about her in and around hopkins has ended his career and it came with a loss. hopkins international light heavyweight title bid ended in the 8th round a tko when he
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was knocked through the ropes. hopkins 51, smith, 28. hopkins said he goes out happy. next on "action news" sunday morning. big time shows are coming to one of the smallest theaters in america at it is right here in the area. let's take you live outside this morning, sky6 live hd over the battleship new jersey there. meteorologist chris sowers has been tracking the rollercoaster weather that we have been experiencing lately. he said 60s today, but guess what, cold is coming back. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast will be returning.
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at your local mercedes-benz dealer. buffalo bills fans are hard out work after putting out a call to help remove the snow there. a lot of fans grabbed will shovels and went to work, they received ten bucks an hour and a free ticket to an upcoming day. chris sowers says he will come to your yard for free and shovel all the snow for free because he loves that kind of weather. >> reporter: some of the games around the nfl today, chicago, soldier field, the high today is predicted 2 degrees. windchills 20 below. >> they can keep it there. look at that. >> reporter: that's a nice shot. going live on sky6 live hd down the jersey shore, that's all the sun you'll see today. the clouds will increase rapidly
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and give way to another round of rain. the good news this time around it is rain. temperatures are way too mild at this point, actually look at the lower right-hand side of the screen, it disappeared on me, what we call the bug, temple outside the station -- temperature outside the station, 56 degrees. there we go it's back. other locations you will see in a moment are pushing 60 already. a far cry from the dreaded ice we experienced yesterday. we had a few downpours, spring-like downpours this morning. we're assumed into mercer county -- zoomed into mercer county. 260 heavy downpour getting ready to move into lawrence and it's going off to the northeast pushing out of the viewing area. we had a couple of rumbles of thunder in upper bucks and montgomery counties. downpours and 57 dewpoint, 53.
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pressure is falling. winds picking up out of the southwest at 21 miles per hour. look at the temperatures now, 46 in quakertown. 53 in saint david. 56 in chester, center city 57. you barely got above freezing up here yesterday, so huge changes. oxford, 52. kennett square checking in at 53. dover, pushing 60. you're showing 58. smyrna, 59. agenda beach 56. glassglassboro, vineland, 56. hammonton, 57 degrees. double scan live showing a couple of renegade cells ahead of the of the country. this line should get in here probably by future tracker 6 i guess late morning. by 10:30 a.m. we'll see a couple of downpours across the i-95 corridor and where we're seeing the organs
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and red that's where the -- oranges, and the reds that's what the rain is come down heavily during that span. during the first part of the afternoon, the front hits the coast and goes out to sea. skies will brighten up a little bit, but it's at this point the temperature start to crash. they take a nose dive. temperatures start out in the 60s and drop into the 30s by evening. forecasted high this will happen before midday. 06 for philadelphia and millville. 62 dover with rain developing by late morning. very, very mild. cape may, 60. atlantic city, 60 degrees. watch this, though, by the ladder portions of the afternoon. 3:00 p.m., 38 in reading. 44 in philadelphia, coming off the high of 60. 46 in millville. 6:00 p.m., 30 degrees in reading, 38 this philadelphia. 33 in trenton. and 40 degrees for millville. overnight tonight the numbers drop all the way down into the 20s and teens. 19 in reading. 18 in allentown.
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25 in philadelphia. and 22 degrees in millville. the temperature rollercoaster ride continues, 60 degrees today. 35 for tomorrow. that's it, windchills in the 20s all day. tuesday is also a chilly day high of 39 getting better with the wind it will feel like the upper 20s and low 030s. wednesday the first day of winter, 46 degrees lost the wind. it will actually feel okay wednesday afternoon. thursday, the next system punches through, occasional rain and mild. we get into saturday, christmas eve it's going to be mild and dry. >> thank you so much. 7:46 it is time for the social corner, some guys can be very creative when they pop the big question, few go to these lengths. take a look at this.
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a police chase and standoff was staged when she was called to the gas station she thought her boyfriend's motorcycle was pulled over by police and he was going to be arrested. as he try to defuse a tense situation, he pulls out a ring box and says will you marry me? >> first thing she is going to think, we have another young black male whose going to be killed by two police officers, nope, that was a fluke. >> officers say they were thrilled to take part in something that brought the community together, and in case you're wondering, she said yes.
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[rapping]. >> chris, you have moves like that. a florida teacher recorded a video of a her students breaking it down the step to long division it all started when their teacher helped the students turn the math problems into problem solving tips, they take turn dancing in between each math problems, chris sowers dances in the commercial breaks. tell us what you think about the video by going to our facebook and twitter accounts. we're back after this. >> so glp
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with us, 71:50, the playhouse on rodney square in wilmington is ringing in the new year with some of the top shows, david murphy has 6abc loves the arts. >> reporter: the playhouse on rodney square is a small intimate theater but known for bringing in some of broadway's
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biggest hits. from now until april there are 4 more productions in the 2017 season. after kicking off the season with the award winning show rant and kinky boots. they are set to stage the charming cinderella through the 7th and the 12th. >> reporter: international irish dance phenomena opens february 21. >> that showcasing that took dancing to a whole other level. >> reporter: pippen is going to be there in march. once, we recreate an irish pub on stage and the entire cast are the musicians for the show, so they sing and dance, but they also play the stroormts, as well.
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the playhouse was built one hundred year ago, so dupont workers could have world class entertainment without traveling to philadelphia or new york. >> the vibe of this theater is like new york city, it's right here in delaware in wilmington. you can find what's playing at the show house and tickets at 6abc loves the arts. >> tickets go on sale for the musikfest in the lehigh valley. toby keith performs at the sands steel stage in bethlehem. his concert will be august 10 at 7:00 p.m. the public can get tickets on musikfest website. the festival runs august 4 through the 13th.
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we're back in a bit. welcome b,
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7:55, warm, 57 degrees out there. this is a live shot, sky6 live hd from the temple university camera overlooking center city, where you can see it is gloomy and gray and maybe drops of rain on the camera. meteorologist chris sowers has been tracking the ups and downs of the forecast all weekend long. more ups and more downs today. >> reporter: do you want to see more cold air, gray? >> i do not. >> reporter: i'm going to show you anyway. here's the current windchills across the united states. note we're mild along the eastern seaboard. 70 in atlanta. look at the cold northwest. today we start out mild
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57 degrees, showers or periods of rain in the first part of the afternoon. 5:00 p.m. we're down to 39. windchills in the 20s. the north and west, the air temperatures are close to freezing. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast shows a couple of cold days on the way. 35 monday, 39 degrees, at this point christmas eve is cloudy and mild, 46. christmas day may be wet highs near 50. >> not too bad. thank you so much. 7:56 we're just a few minutes away from saying good morning to "good morning america." here's a preview. >> reporter: coming up on "g.m.a.," donald trump closing out his thank you tour to alabama as the electoral college gets ready to vote for the next president of the united states tomorrow. could some go rogue and change the result. a pilots union say poor conditions at the.com giant
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could delay your delivers. we'll see you soon. >> we'll see you then, "good morning america" weekend is next on channel 6. "action news" continues a bit later this morning, here's a look at the story we're following for you. it was a long night for a pair of tenants in wheelchairs who were unable to get into their apartments overnight. we'll tell you what happened. making the agreed, how the state could be changing the grading system. meteorologist chris sowers will tell you exactly what's going on in the weather. for chris sowers and the entire "action news" team, i'm gray hall. make it a great day.
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good morning, america. new overnight. bitter blast. snow, freezing rain and ice gripping much of the country this morning. the treacherous roads. this tractor-trailer skidding in a fiery crash. >> yo! >> the massive and deadly pileups. police cars overturned. insane windchills. the life-threatening conditions for millions of americans. >> donald trump's promises closing out his thank you tour overnight. >> we are going to have a very new policy called america first. >> reliving his election night victory and already facing foreign policy challenges. his surprising reply to china's offer to return that stolen drone. >> russia's response. moscow reacting to u.s. findings th

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