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city skyline on this friday afternoon. the temperature is going down and that could mean snow for us this weekend. meteorologist melissa magee joins us out sides with what to expect. >> we have changes on the way as we get into the start of our weekend as the snow will approach from a south to north direction. but it's a little cooler this afternoon. philadelphia coming in at 48 after yesterday we had record highs across portions of the region. right now in reading 45 and 50 in dover. we are tapping into the northwesterly wind and winds sustained to 40 in trenton and 18 miles per hour in trenton and reading. and they are coming out of the northwest and will feel cooler in comparison to yesterday. evening plans, the planner looks like this, 7:00 p.m. tonight at 39, a big drop-off in our temperatures, 8:00 p.m. upper
30s and hold in the upper 30s and dip down to the lower 30s at 10:00. the clouds will increase tonight as we are tracking some moisture. future tracker 6 showing 9:00 in the morning for the start of the weekend it's mostly cloudy and dry and that snow is well off to the south and west of wilmington. by 3:00 tomorrow afternoon the snow is filling in across the region from the poconos and all the way down to lancaster and approaching the i-95 corridor and it will continue to do so as we go through the early afternoon and evening hours tomorrow. the weekend call looking like this, a chilly start and a temperature only at 33, cloudy as we track the light snow and on sunday a nice rebound in the temperatures and clouds and sun and not as cold, with the temperature coming in at 44 degrees, coming up we'll take a closer look at the light snow on the way tomorrow. go over snowfall accumulations, and talk about the next week on the way we'll have the details in the exclusive accuweather
seven-day forecast. >> thank you. with light snow in the forecast, stay with 6abc.com/weather throughout the weekend, stormtracker 6 live double scan radar shows you what to expect and when. and follow each of our meteorologists, like melissa magee on twitter and facebook for updates as well. >> well, the search continues this afternoon for the masked man that robs a man and woman on the schuylkill river trail. >> reporter: well, rick it's a beautiful day out. the schuylkill trail is quite busy and quite the contrast to the late night hours when these two victims were robbed at gun point and now the search is on for the man behind it all. the schuylkill river trail is a favorite for many runners looking to take in the scenery while getting exercise in and a place most avoid during certain times of the day. >> i love the schuylkill river trail but i would not walk upon
it at night or early morning by myself, after dark. >> you ever come down here at 1:00 a.m.? >> i would be truly frightened. >> a 20-year-old woman and man were runing along the trail when they were robbed at gun point, the man got away with their phones and wallets and it's surprising to many you talk to. >> you don't think of this as an unsafe area. that is shocking. >> but runners say as beautiful as it is it's different after the sunsets. >> i would consider it being closed at that hour. >> and the victims were able to go over to 30th street station and report this to police, they were able to get a vague description of the suspect, we know he ran southbound and anyone with information is encouraged to contact police.
reporting live in center city, janet reyes, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. a man who escaped in handcuffs after his arrest is back in police custody this afternoon. chopper 6 hd was over the scene as the suspect topolice took th into north detectives. the suspect ran into the police cruiser and another vehicle. and they arrested the suspect and then he managed to kick his way out of the police cruiser and ran away while still handcuffed. new jersey an armed suspect is charged in connection with a police involved shooting in camden county. county prosecutors charged jose hernandez ventura with attempted murder. on wednesday morning they responded to a domestic violence incident on the 2700 block of federal street that he fired a
gun at a woman that was holding an infant on her lap in the home. he was then shot by a police officer. also, in new jersey atlantic city police have given the all clear at the scene of a suspicious package. the package was discovered in an alleyway at 10:00 this morning. it was found between the atlantic county building and a bank. still unclear what was inside of the package but police say there is no danger. a 15-year-old girl who attended a new jersey boarding school was killed in a skiing accident in the poconos. that jillian slide with an orange safety fence after losing control on monday at shawnee mountain ski area. she was there for a team event with her school and she was from singapore. from our delaware newsroom, the state has recorded its
second flu death of the season. she died on january 9 and after she was hospitalized and she had underlying medical conditions. and health officials say the flu is spreading fast with 200 cases in tell wear so far compared to 16 cases at this point last year. this afternoon one of the country's largest police department is facing scrutiny. a new justice report found that chicago police department committed serious racial profiling for years including racial bias. marcy gonzales has more on this report. >> reporter: the doj says that the problems are systematic and they blame training and lack of accountability and sharing the
findings in a news conference more than an hour ago. the department of justice finding the chicago police department has a pattern of using excessive force and the report released today after a 13 month federal investigation. we found that they do not properly train their officers to use the appropriate amount of force. >> these are serious problems and bear serious consequences for all chicagoans. >> after police killed unharmed mcdonald. the video was not released until more than a year later leading to protests and demands for change. >> my general approach will be to build off of what we have done off the last year and to continue to make the reforms and changes that are necessary. the goal is to set that change in motion and a process similar to one in baltimore. thereafter the death of freddie gray in custody, the doj found
similar problems, and just yesterday baltimore police reached an agreement with federal authorities to put sweeping reforms in place. >> to increase transparency and public input and oversight and account event and impose the discipline and fair treatment. today the attorney general announced that the city of chicago agreed to begin negotiating a similar agreement that would open the door for more accountability and better training. live in new york, marcy gone zell, channel 6 "action news." >> the justice department has opened a probe into fbi director, james comey and if he and other members of the fbi followed proper procedure investigating hillary clinton's emails. he commented on the investigation into the emails during the election season and the letter he wrote to congress reopened the case 11 days before the election. they are under scrutiny by the
inspector general of the justice department. >> the policy is you don't do it close to an election. you don't want them to think they are influencing an election. >> and an assistant attorney general that linked information to the clinton campaign and to the trump campaign. specifically rudy giuliani who hinted to fox news that he knew about the bombshell in advance. grammy winner guitarist, carlos, san tan is expected to perform at the festival this summer. musikfest is one of the largest music festivals in the nation and it'se on6we unce re
scary moments for a big rig driver struggling with winter weather for california sierras. it shows a semi truck sliding all the way down a mountain highway and incredibly the driver managed to get the big rig down without incident. detroit fire crews battle a big blaze at a bus terminal and officials say it started in an engine in a parked bus in a garage and spread to six more buses, they sprang into action to remove buses from the flame. fortunately nobody was hurt. a white powder fell from an air vent of alaska airlines
plane and triggered a response there. two flight attendants reported feeling sick after the flight departed from seattle last night. emergency crews met the plane when it landed in san jose, one flight attendant was taken to the hospital to be evaluated. >> i thought there is something wrong with the flight attendant she felt woozy or something like that. an investigation revealed that it was probably residue from the de-icing system which is not toxic. the pilots were not effective. >> a school bus in texas burst into flames with 20 students on board and investigators say the fire started in the engine of the bus and they noticed spoke coming from under the hood. and immediately pulled the bus over. fortunately nobody was injured. it's still unclear what caused the fire. >> two members of the r&b group tower of power were injured after getting hit by a train and
the members said it happened thursday even after a scheduled gig in oakland, california. the drummer and bass player were hit while walking the tracks and both were being treated at a local hospital. still ahead on "action news," another look the the forecast looking live at sky 6 hd at the jersey shore. a nice picture from atlantic city. melissa magee has your update from accuweather. when we come right back. i'm only in my 60's. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you.
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problems. colorado has recorded more than 400 avalanches in the past 12 days. wow. we have snow to look forward to this weekend but nothing like that. >> no, not like that. thankfully. just light snowfall later tomorrow afternoon. here is stormtracker 6 live double scan you can see it's dry and we are not having issues with precipitation right now, i'll show you the picture outside. sky 6 hd looking at old city at independence hall and if you look to the right you see that american flag, it's kind of blowing in the wind. the winds are blustery at this hour. out of the northwest making for cooler air starting to arrive. right now in philadelphia we are coming in at 48 degrees and the dew point 28 and the pressure is 30.46 on the rise and winds from the northwest at 8 miles per hour. and that ocean temperature right now, coming in at 41 degrees. numbers north and west of town
it's 39 in tannersville and 44 for slatington and 46 in warrington and 48 in kennett square, down in new jersey, 51 in hammonton. and 48 in glassboro and 51 in smyrna. the northwesterly win funnels on it and temperatures fall off this evening and into tonight. the 24 hour temperature change we won't have the warmth we had across the region. and 15 degrees colder than yesterday and 14 degrees colder in lancaster than just 24 hours ago. and here is satellite 6 along with action radar we have that front that came through earlier today the cold air lagging behind and that arrives later on tonight and we widen out the picture and we are tracking moisture out along the mississippi and tennessee valley working its way into our
direction into the start of the weekend. the rest of today sun and clouds, getting colder and temperatures for the most part in the 40s and slowly falling off as we go throughout the rest of the day. and overnight tonight mostly cloudy and turning colder and the overnight low falling to 29 degrees with a northerly win. mostly cloudy and snow developing in central delaware and even across the areas in south jersey, by 1:00 we have light snowfall and mixed precipitation north of wildwood. this fills in through the afternoon hours and starts to exit the coast a little after 7:00. and the model is not printing out a lot of precipitation because this is a minimal snowfall event across the region. expect a half inch to inch by the i-95 corridor to ocean county and lancaster and reading
a coating in poconos and allentown and south jersey and central new jersey and dover. only a coating. here is the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast brisk turning colder today high of 48 and temperatures falling throughout the afternoon. light snow tomorrow, 33 for the high. but a nice rebound and temperatures by sunday clouds and sun and a high temperature of 44. on monday for martin luther king jr. day partly sunny and chilly and 41 and 50 on tuesday and milder when the rain comes in wednesday and thursday and temperatures in the lower 50s. not a lot of snow but something to watch. >> thank you. topping our people scene at 12:30, a few weeks until the super bowl and still too soon to determine if the new england patriots will make it but tom brady will be there during the commercial breaks, starring in the first big commercial for intel. they are showing off the replay
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the "action news" forecast with melissa magee. >> highs for the most part this afternoon will be in the 40s but falling off fairly quickly with the northwesterly wind. sun and clouds getting colder today as we get into the rest of tonight temperatures will be in the lower 40s and then the 30s before we track the snow that arrives tomorrow. >> all right thank you again. did you have a rubber ducky? >> no. >> leer is a big one. today celebrates the iconic yellow toy. national rubber ducky day and made its debut on sesame street in the 70s. it made its way to television screens across the world to liven up bathtub. and one of 62 other toys ever to inducted into the toy hall-of-fame. a look at stories coming up on "action news" at 4:00, if you are a get netflix user look out for a scam.
and sixers star joel embiid gets a boost in his votes to make the nba all-star team all thanks to a local bakery. we'll share the sweet story with you coming up today at 4:00. that will do it for today at noon, and don't forget to join us for "action news" at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. for melissa magee, sara bloomquist and the entire "action news" team i'm rick williams. we'll see you later tonight.
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