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of what was once tropical depression cindy. you can see that area of low pressure or where we had that circulation right now just to western areas of tennessee and kentucky. we have that cold front off to the west. this will be working its way from the west to east direction as we go throughout the rest of tonight. in fact street level with storm tracker6 showing you scattered showers and storms in our northwest suburbs. you can see that. if you're traveling along i-78 in between bethel and hamburg also into reading but also we're tracking these showers and storms in lebanon, in northern lancaster county. that's where we do have a severe thunderstorm warning so this is for man heim, ephrata adams town, just south of wome lsdorf. so, therediction
center has winds and haily is a big concern tonight. we'll talk about what we can expect now right through saturday morning. scattered showers and downpours are likely, up to 3-inches in some spots which could lead to localized flash flooding. the steadiest seems to be tomorrow morning between 4:00 a.m. and 8 o'clock. we'll take a closer look with the full and exclusive accuweather forecast rick. >> melissa thank you. be sure to check back with "action news" tonight at 11:00 and tomorrow morning at 5:00 a.m. for the latest on the forecast for your first weekend of summer by the way and remember you can get the latest weather and storm tracker6 live radar any time on your phone or tablet or our 6abc app. >> new tonight at 5:00, some local drivers may be stuck with costly car repairs, it's all because of a possible mixup at one bucks county gas station. "action news" reporter bob brooks working the story joins us now live with more on the possible contamination at a shell station in levittown.
bob. >> reporter: sharrie, imagine filling your car up with some gas, you get a few blocks and all of a sudden it starts to actor -- act up and this shell station here at the intersection now under investigation. this is the shell gas station at hood boulevard and new falls road. residents are concerned about possible contamination found in their gas tanks. >> reporter: specifically it's the regular and mid grade gas that's being tested here. those pumps will remain closed until a test is completed. three complaints have come in from customers saying. >> they think that there's some kind of contamination of diesel and regular gas has been mixed somehow. some of the residents that have complained to us tell us that their car is running extremely sluggish or not at all. >> reporter: we asked how could this happen? how could diesel fuel wind up in a regular fuel pumps. >> there could be some kind of mixup in the delivery possibly or some kind of underground delivery system problem. >> reporter: now until the
tests do come back the diesel gas has been mixed with the regular. we spoke with a mechanic who says it's going to be expensive to get your vehicle fixed. >> off the top of my head it has to be thousands. >> reporter: that's what the mechanic terry hough. >> i've been here 39 years. >> reporter: he's been fixing cars a long time. he says this can causes damage to all kinds of parts of the car. >> the pump and the filter and -- especially if the injectors get plugged. who knows. it depends on the car. >> reporter: we did speak with one customer who says for her the gas here has been fine. you got your gas twice here this week. >> yeah. >> reporter: okay. and no problems. >> i haven't had any problems. >> reporter: no problems for her. officials say the owners of this shell station are cooperating with them while they conduct this investigation. of course we won't know exactly what happened until those tests of the gas come back. reporting live in levittown, bob brooks channel6 "action news." rick. >> all right, bob, thank you. philadelphia police are investigating a deadly crash
tonight. a woman in her 50's lost control of her vehicle and slammed into a tree. it happened just before 8 o'clock this morning here on the 1300 block of east washington lane in east mount airy. the victim has not been identified. she was pronounced dead at the scene. authorities are looking for at least two suspects for what may be a string of business and residential burglaries in philadelphia and delaware county t both suspects are believed to be asian men. a security camera shows them robbing a home in marple. police say the same suspects are recorded robbing the homeowner's store on woodland after in philadelphia. police say they may be working with a group that has been targeting small businesses in delaware county for nearly three weeks. >> well, just one day after it was made public, the senate gop's healthcare proposal is already facing an uphill battle. >> the bill is not only drawing criticism from democrats but also from some republicans who are demanding changes to it. the gop can't afford to lose more than two senate votes from within the party but at
least five conservatives now say they're opposed to it in its current form. president trump is willing to work with those critics according to the white house. >> the president is very supportive of the bill. he wants to work with all the members to improve it in any way that needs -- that can help facilitate that passage and make it a stronger bill. >> senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says he wants to push the bill through his chamber next week. all right, for more on this health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman here with what in that proposed bill and why it's sparking protests. >> protests both inn washington and here in philadelphia. well, there are some differences between the house bill and the senate bill but overall, many people are concerned if the affordable care act is repealed, the replacement could leave millions of americans without coverage. >> healthcare is a human right. >> a 24 hour protest is ongoing outside senator pat
toomey's philadelphia office. people voicing opposition to the proposed senate republican healthcare bill. >> people aren't out here because it's like super fun to be out here in the spitting rain protesting for hours and hours. like people are here because it's actually literally life or death. >> the bill would abolish the mandate that most americans must have health insurance. they could buy insurance with tax credits based on income but some could pay more for less. it also rolls back the expansion of medicaid. it keeps protection for people with preexisting conditions but states can opt out of covering some basic services such as wellness visits. >> make another excision. >> and it gives sizable tax cuts to the wealthy. jerry furrow says the winners will be the wealthy.
the poor disabled and middle class will be hit the hardest t adults 50 to 65 who don't get health insurance from their employer will-likely face higher premiums. overall he says society could go backwards. >> you're going to have a higher level of sickness, higher levels of costs that have to be absorbed, more disability. it's not being treated. and a higher mortality rate. >> still president trump says it's a work in progress. >> little negotiation but it's going to be great. >> act activities and transplant recipient carly kneel would like to see democrats and republicans work together. >> not to repeal and replace but to fix those aspects of the affordable care act that need resolution. >> now, democrats are all opposed to the bill. republicans are hoping to pass legislation before the fourth of july. >> we will stay tuned. thank you ali.
officials in delaware county have launched a new program to help get rid of dangerous drugs and they're taking their efforts on the road. the county unveiled its new mobile drug collection unit today outside of the courthouse in media. this specialized van coming up along with this mobile drug drop box in the van will be seen at various community events to encourage residents to dispose of any unwanted or expired medication. district attorney jack whelan says it's one isn't that combating the city's opioid crisis. >> a new law signed by president donald trump aims to protect military veterans. it's designed make it easier to fire department of veteran affairs employees accused of wrongdoing. trump says the law is one of the biggest reforms in the va in decades but federal employee unions oppose the measure. it was prompted by a 2014 scandal where some veterans died after months of waiting for care. >> all right. friday night let's get a check of our "action news" traffic report for you. >> all right, let's go live to matt pelman in the "action
news" traffic center. hey, matt. >> hey, matt. >> trying to get this weekend started i'll tell you rick and sharrie it's not such a party on the way nome several -- home in several spots. a crash south of route 29 great valley, it was here until just 15 seconds ago but they're just getting that third lane opened so starting to look better. still going to be slow though as you head southbound towards the worked at the 30 bypass. it's really terribly slow on 422 this afternoon westbound the whole way from 202 on out to royersford where a crash is blocking one of the two lanes. single digit speeds there. i would really think about using ridge pike or 724, not the westbound side of 422. on the big picture have a disabled vehicle just being cleared to the shoulder on the schuylkill eastbound by montgomery so extra slow coming in from the boulevard. of course it's jam packed heading towards the walt whitman bridge if you're trying get down the shore this afternoon. meanwhile it's been a mess of an afternoon in delaware. huge delays along 95 northbound because of an earlier accident near newport
by 141. those jams spill the whole way back to newark, just 9 miles an hour. if you can i would still think about using route two kirkwood highway instead of 95 northbound. southbound side also busy through wilmington. if you missed it during the last half hour the townsend's inlet bridge opened between sea isle and avalon. use that if you're down the shore. we'll check it again, rick and sharrie, in the next half hour. >> all right. see you then. thanks matt. much more still ahead. more key testimony in the corruption trial of philadelphia's top prosecutor. what the jury heard today. and later new details about a confrontation involving a wildwoods police officer. we have the latest coming up in the next half hour. ♪
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>> a youth football team has taken a hard hit after someone robbed its equipment shed and concession stand. this happened last night at the home field of the chester township cougars. the culprits stole uniforms and trophies and vandalized the property. the team is planning to finish repairing the damage tomorrow. well, the crumbs trial of philadelphia d.a. seth williams continued today with more testimony from a key prosecution witness. "action news" reporter vernon odom is live at the federal
courthouse in center city with more on what the jury heard today. vernon. >> reporter: they heard quite a bit today, sharrie. indications are the government will finish presenting its case to the jury sometime late next week is the latest word with the defense perhaps not beginning until after july 4th. to word jet on whether seth williams -- yet on whether seth williams will take the stand. >> my attorney is doing a great job. >> reporter: seth williams left court tonight with those words. it's been a grueling week for the district attorney as federal prosecutors continue building their corruption case against him. 29 counts of bribery and fraud. the testimony of a key government witness wrapped up today. bucks county businessman muhammad ali who has already pleaded guilty to bribing williams was grilled by williams' lawyer thomas berk. to testimony, no deal ali admitted on the stand. ali testified he lavished the district attorney with gifts because he wanted to get close
to someone in power to be able to call if he needed to t on the stand today ali said williams out of friendship before ali ever gave him any freebies like a caribbean vacation and $7,000 in cash when williams was in a jam the result of his divorce. williams denies any criminal behavior. on monday deputy police commissioner joe sullivan will testify about williams arranging a meeting with ali so the jordanian born multimillionaire could air his believe he was the subject of and religious profiling when he forty one international trips back in 2012. sullivan has been a capitol nine charge of homeland security for the police department. rick, next week we'll be hearing from a center city bar owner who is expected to testify against seth williams. live at the federal courthouse in center city, i'm vernon odom channel6 "action news." >> vernon thank you. in other news doctors say
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[cheers and applause] >> and time for a look at the day's closing numbers on wall street. the dow closed down two and a half points for your friday. the nasdaq was up 28 and half points and the s & p 500 also was up almost four. if you're in the market for a new home you might have trouble finding one. there's a shortage of available building lots and the demand is outpacing the supply leading to higher prices. the commerce department says new home sales increased by nearly 3 percent last month. and the median price rose to a record $345,800. compared to last year prices are up nearly 17 percent. >> well, now school is out many families are taking vacations. the transportation security administration is reminding flyers there's still some items you cannot put in your
carry on bags. don't pack knives, guns or blades. you should also avoid bottled liquids over 3.4 ounces. also avoid power tools of any sort. >> general awareness of all these items knowing what you can bring, what you can't will speed up the security process. any time any of these is not it's definitely going to slow down the line. >> items that break the carry on rules will be confiscated. many of them can actually be checked in your luggage. >> well, some of the best local high school baseball players were showing off their skills today at citizens bank park. the top four all-star teams competed in the semifinals here at the annual phillies carpenter cup. the two winning teams will advance to the championship scheduled for tomorrow morning. for many players this is their first time playing on major league baseball field. and it's much more than just a game, it's also a chance to attract attention from scouts for the major leagues and colleges. and possibly earn a college scholarship. >> got to feel pretty good.
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>> time for a check of the accuweather forecast. >> meteorologist melissa magee has your weekend forecast and not a total washout this weekend. >> no, it isn't. in fact things will be improving as we get into tomorrow afternoon. right now we're tracking some scattered showers and storms. in fact the severe thunderstorm watch has been extended. it was only for lancaster county earlier today. it has been extended for our northwestern suburbs, philadelphia also included in that watch until 10 o'clock tonight. we could find winds in excess of 60 miles per hour. the big concern will be damaging winds and hail. here's the bigger picture. storm tracker6 live double scan radar 3-d showing you we've got a cold front off to our west that's making some progress eastward but you look at what we're tracking a little closer to home, scattered showers and storms. in fact, there's a severe thunderstorm warning that has been posted for bucks, berks and lehigh counties. this stays up until 6:15 this evening. winds up to 60 miles per hour so hamburg kutztown allentown and quakertown included in that.
storm tracker6 live double scan street level this track and the storm is moving to the east at about 30 miles an hour. you can see about 117 lightning strikes associated with this cluster that we are tracking. it's moving east into kutztown, same thing in fleetwood i should say as we go in tighter on street level you can see the showers starting to cross over route 222 at this hour pressing into kutztown and also getting closer to topton. something we will be tracking until about 6:15 this evening. another part of the story is that it's not just the heat, you have the building humidity adding to the instability in the atmosphere. feels like 96 in philadelphia t-100 degrees the current heat index number in lancaster feeling like 97 in dover, 92 in trenton and 86 degrees at the coast there in cape may. here's satellite6 along with action radar that severe thunderstorm watch box even extends back through the ohio valley so we have this cold front off to the west. we're tracking the remnants of what was once cindy. all that tropical moisture working our way into the region.
future tracker6 showing you 7:30 this evening we're tracking a scattering of showers and storms. same thing tonight at 11 o'clock and first thing tomorrow morning you could see the cold front with that line moving through at 8 o'clock in the morning but after that we'll start to clear out by lunchtime tomorrow with clouds breaking for some sun. so, if you're at the shore, the city or the poconos tomorrow we do have some improvement as the day wears on. at the shore tomorrow 86 degrees morning rain, then some sun. in the city it's going to be a hot one, a high up to 90 with those early downpours, then some sun, 77 degrees up in the poconos. so here's the five day forecast showing you tomorrow we're tracking the rain early, then we're maxing out at 90 for a high. it's gorgeous as we get into the second half of our weekend sunday in at 84. partly sunny on monday, 81. upper 70's on tuesday, lower humidity continues next wednesday with a high temperature coming in at 81. we'll have a closer look at the rest of the week ahead coming up at 5:30, guys. >> all right, thanks mels sal. >> there is still much more to come in the next half hour of "action news" at 5:00 an incredible sight off the coast of an american beach.
a number of sting rays lounging in the sun. we'll tell you where. >> also philadelphia's marine unit answered the call and are now being hailed as heroes after saving a deer caught in a precarious situation in the delaware river. you'll hear what happened. >> plus encouraging news for all you shore lovers out there. getting down to the sand in jersey just got a whole lot easier. >> good news there i'm sure. those stories and much more when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪
>> ♪ "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> hello again. monica is off. sharrie williams is joining us tonight. here's what's happening on "action news" this evening. president trump says he personally did not tape his conversations with former fbi director james comey. but that's not the end of the story. what the commander in chief is also saying tonight. and we're learning new details about a confrontation captured on cell phone between a wildwood police officer and a man on the street. also philadelphia's marine unit answered the call and rescued a deer out of a sticky situation along the delaware river. >> but first we are tracking downpours and storms that are moving through our area
tonight and tomorrow. >> a look from our sky6 camera shows cloudy skies and humid conditions perfect for those thunderstorms. in fact the thunderstorm warning was just posted for a big portion of our area. >> meteorologist melissa magee joining us with the latest from storm tracker. >> hi sharrie, hi rick. yeah, we're tracking severe weather moving through a severe thunderstorm warning posted until 6:15 for low high berks and bucks county. winds in excess of 60 miles per hour as we track some of this moisture. storm tracker6 live double scan street level showing you the showers and storms moving to the east at about 35 miles an hour. by 5:31 topton o-red lion 5:39 and maple grove. tracking about 144 lightning strikes within the past 15 minutes as this modge moves through. it's crossing right over route 222 as we speak. not only do we have that
severe thunderstorm warning, a severe thunderstorm watch has also been posted and extended from lancaster into philadelphia and also our northwestern suburbs so the big concern for the rest of to and night will be winds in excess of 60 miles per hour and the possibility of hail. what to expect for tonight as we're tracking the tropical moisture in combination with the cold front sweeping on through. scattered downpours are likely. then early tomorrow morning a brief line of heavy downpours which could lead to some localized flooding but by saturday afternoon, well its sunny with lower humidity. we're going take a closer look at that because it's not a washout as we head into the weekend. though details coming up with the accuweather 7-day guys. >> that's good to hear. thank you melissa. stay with "action news" tomorrow morning especially as anchor gray hall and meteorologist chris sauers will be tracking the remnants of tropical storm cindy as they head towards our region for the weekend especially tomorrow. join them bright and early at a new time 5:00 a.m. on "action news" tomorrow morning. >> after 41 days of waiting since that initial tweet from the president alluding to
recordings of his meterrings with former fbi director james comey president trump confirmed he never taped and does not have any tapes of those conversations. we have the latest from maggie rulli. >> reporter: many lawmakers are left asking more questions. >> i didn't tape and i don't have any tape and i didn't tape. >> reporter: president trump backs up his tweet on fox news this morning confirming that he never taped his conversation with former fbi director james comey but also opening up the possibility that another organization may have. >> you never know what's happening when you see that the obama administration and perhaps longer than that was doing all of this unmasking and surveillance. >> reporter: and despite the white house hoping trump's recent tweet shuts down the ongoing tape saga. >> i believe that the president's remarks on fox and friends this morning respect flect the president's position. >> reporter: the ranking member on the house intelligence committee representative adam schiff
says the president's explanation is not good enough saying the white house must respond to writing to the committee as to whether any tapes or recordings exist. representative schiff says he doesn't rule out handing a subpoena to the white house if the committee doesn't get the information they're looking for. at the white house maggie rulli channel6 "action news." >> opponents of the senate republican healthcare plan are making sure their anger over its proposals do not go unheard. more than a dozen people armed with signs have camped outside of senator pat toomey's olde city offices since early this morning. toomey among the senate's most fiscally conservative members had a hand in writing the bill and said he like would vote for it. however he says he expects changes and says it "takes us a big step in that direction. you can read a copy of the senate republican healthcare bill by going to our web site at 6abc.com. north korea has called itself the biggest victim in the death of an american student who was detained there
for more than a year. north korea denied today that it tortured otto warmbier and accused the u.s. and south korea of a smear campaign. warmbier was leased by north korea earlier this month. at the time the 22-year-old university of virginia student was in a coma and died days later. he was laid to rest yesterday. his family and others have blamed north korea for his condition and his death. abc news' bob woodruff will delve more into the on the bow warmbier case including his month in that north korean prison his release and untimely death. you can watch the special report a hostile act on an all new 2020 right here on 6abc tonight at 10 o'clock. >> the wildwood police department has released new details surrounding the investigation into a confrontation involving one of its officers and a resident. the incident was recorded on cell phone as well. the department says officer patrolman lucas bottoms used force after the suspect, kevin
piccolo refused to follow his commands. the investigation is now being handled by the cape may county prosecutors' office. piccolo is now charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. he'll be in court july 7th. investigators added that if it's found that officer bottoms' actions were excessive, he will be held accountable. >> the philadelphia police marine unit often rescues folks is it you can in precarious situations on the river. yesterday's call though was a bit different. officers came to the aid of a deer that became stuck in 3 feet of mud. it happened along penn's landing across from the chart house restaurant. the deer apparently became stuck and swam underneath a broken down pier. the officers used a dogs into to grab the little guy and then get him into the boat. >> when we put it back on the beach it relaxed for a little bit and then it left within a few minutes. it got up on its way and continued into the woods. >> the officers say the deer was shivering and shaking but
otherwise it was okay. of course they needed to take the selfies like this one to capture the excitement of this memorable rescue. many philadelphia kids are enjoying the start of the summer in the water. pools across the city have been opening all week. today was there first day of the summer swim season here at the francisville pool. looks like a lot of fun. >> well, getting down to one part of the new jersey shore just got a little easier. the townsends inlet bridge reopened today to drivers. the bridge that links avalon to sea isle city closed two months ago after under water inspectors found damage. the bridge will be re-evaluated again in october. >> all right. time now for an update on the highways and byways for your friday night commute. >> matt pelman back with the update. >> that was a major inconvenience. thank goodness that's back opened between sea isle and avalon and this is a major inconvenience this evening. 422 westbound side is a parking lot, rick and sharrie.
as you can see we're live here at route 29 the phoenixville-collegeville interchange and it is jam solid from the saint gabe's curve through this point at 29 the whole way out to royersford. that's where our crash is taking out one of the two lanes. i told you about this during the last half hour. you really want to avoid the westbound side of toker 22, if you can. head over to ridge pike or else 724. those would be alternates but 422 westbound not where you want to be this afternoon. on the big picture we're watching some other issues but that that disabled vehicle on the schuylkill eastbound by montgomery drive has been pushed off to the side so that's good news. if you have things for the weekend. the manayunk arts fell value is -- festival is going on. main street will be blocked for much of the weekend. broad street blocked off by girard avenue. that's ongoing construction that's closing girard. it's also going to be closing part of broad street this weekend so you really want to avoid that throughout the weekend if you can. in bucks county the turnpike is closing between bensalem and dell val overnight saturday night into sunday
morning for construction but better news in upper hanover. the layfield road bridge over the green lane reservoir, that opened today as well. had been closed there since november. rick and sharrie, over to you. >> matt value nice weekend. thank you. much more still ahead on "action news" tonight. a gorilla who has got better moves than most gaining fans left and right after this video went viral. we'll share her story. she's getting down there. >> doesn't even look really. >> meteorologist melissa magee >> business booming after nba draft pick markelle fultz answers the inevitable question what's your favorite cheesesteak spot. that story coming up after the break. >> and jeanette as we look at storm tracker6 live double scan you can see that we're tracking those showers and storms, that severe thunderstorm warning stays up until 6:15 this evening. we'll take a closer look with the full and exclusive accuweather forecast. >> all right, melissa and jeff skversky has more on markelle fultz and the other sixers draft picks coming up in sports. that's coming up when "action news" continues. >> okay.
>> right after he was drafted his answer has once again put a wynnefield eatery back in the national spotlight. "action news" reporter jeanette reyes has the tasty story tonight. >> reporter: number one nba draft pick markelle fultz had the biggest night of his night as he was drafted by the sixers. >> i will be happy top do anything for the whole sixers. >> reporter: but little did tony know he'd suddenly be sucked into the festivities too with an unexpected shout-out on national television. >> my first question is cheesesteak relater. which do you like pat's or geno's. if you live there you're going have to pick a side. >> i haven't been to either one of them yet. i've been going like larry'sism not long after fultz professed his love for larry's steaks calls came pouring into the shot. >> got to be good. >> reporter: it was all hands-on deck. the cooks and cashiers were
slammed. >> it was so busy. they had to call me after i went home behind to come back and work to like 4:00 a.m. >> reporter: the place ising in new. larry steaks has been around since 1956. >> i've been coming here before years before it was even special. >> reporter: a local staple long before the likes of nba legend kobe bryant began frequenting the restaurant in how fresh the meat is. >> reporter: there's an art to it. >> yes, plus the way the guy makes the noise when he flips it with his spatula. >> reporter: now the secret is out. >> yeah. i'm they don't go hollywood. >> reporter: he's more than happy to personally make the new sixers player a cheesesteak any time he wants to stop by. >> i'm going to cook one special for him on the grille. >> reporter: besides it's a win-win for everybody. >> and i think they always going win if they eat from larry's steaks more cheesesteaks. >> reporter: that's going to be their good luck charm. >> absolute. >> reporter: they are so slammed they told me to drop the mic and get to work.
so here i am. they do expect to be busy thought this evening and they are hoping that markelle himself shows up. reporting in wynnefield, jeanette reyes channel6 "action news". >> all right,. >> i can see it now the fultz steak. >> fultz likes to eat by the way. when he worked out for the sixers about a week ago he's like i have to have some chick-fil-a and the sixers brought olympic chick-fil-a's. >> he's 19, he can eat anything he wants right now. >> for us not so much. [laughter] >> quite a night at the barclay center. >> unbelievable. today he calls it an honor to be a philadelphia 76er. sixers number one pick markelle fultz is so confident the sixers will turn turn into a dominant team fultz says he feels sorry for the teams they will play when the sixers start to play. he was introduced with the sixers other draft picks. fultz says the sixers will make the playoffs for the first time since 2012. sounds like this process is finally over.
>> turning things around building the brand on the sixers on and off the court. these guys are great guys embiid ben they carry themself in the right way and trying turn the program around trying get back to the playoffs and like i said just -- the future is bright that's all i can say. >> it's a different phase of the program. i think there's a demarcation of what went on in the past until now. and now really to me it's the launching pad. it's the time that you can touch like three cornerstones of a program that you think can be the foundational features -- pieces for many, many years. >> let's hope so. fultz joins a load young nucleus in ben simmons and joel embiid who by the way are completely healthy and ready to go. simmons and embiid are hoping they will not be on a minutes restriction come this season. >> yeah, opening training camp, you know, we look to have a full roster and once again if the health medical and performance staff tells us that we're ready to go, we'll
go. >> if that could happen, you know, that's -- that's amazing. i think to set our sights on that being a reality is very ambitious. it's very ambitious and so be it. >> he won a championship for villanova and now josh hart will help the los angeles lakers add to their championship trophy collection. [cheers and applause] >> isn't that great. >> hart celebrating last night with villanova coach jay wright and his former nova teammates by his side. he was originally drafted by the jazz then traded to the lakers. here's heart's post last night. >> thank you guys for helping me become the man i am, helping me get to this position right now. thanks to everyone here. [cheers and applause] >> congratulations to josh hart. it's been trust the process for all of the philadelphia professional teams the sixers phillies eagles and flyers have all had the second
overall pick or high over the last year including the orange and black tonight. the flyers had the second pick in the nhl draft tonight at seven: flush. there are some injury concerns with patrick. the phillies hit the road tonight in arizona and let's face it winning games has not been so easy for this team especially on the road where they're o for their last seven but tommy joseph is trying to stay positive. >> when you have good starting pitching and good defense, you start to rely on that bullpen score a few runs we can start to do some good things. we're capable of doing a whole lot. looking for forwarded to a good road trip. >> it's trust the process for all the philly teams. maybe all these teams will come up together and be great at once.
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>> and welcome back everyone. as we take a look at storm tracker6 live double scan radar we're tracking some scattered thunderstorms across the region. a lot of activity confined to our north and west. as we're tracking that moisture for allentown and reading this is where we have a concern. a severe thunderstorm warning posted until 6:30 this evening so we really consolidated the area here into adams town reading boyertown pottstown green lane and also to the south in royersford. we could find winds in excess of 60 miles an hour and the possibility of hail. this is what we're tracking on street level with storm tracker6. you can see this is the cluster that's moving to the east and the towns that we're tracking as well by about 5:54 it's in bally, 5:58 in boyertown, east greenville by about 6 o'clock, about 41 lightning strikes associated with this within the past hour and some of these locations are picking up rainfall rates anywhere from two to 3 inches. not only do we have in severe thunderstorm warning a severe
thunderstorm watch has been posted and extended. initially was just for lancaster county. it has to the moved for philadelphia and our northwest suburbs until 10 o'clock tonight. the are and why, there's a lot of modge as we track a cold front coming from the west. so dewpoint numbers are very high for this time of the year. they really don't get much higher than this during our summer season so we're in the upper 70's in dover. we're super saturated right now in philadelphia. dewpoint number at 72 its quite oppressive and really uncomfortable outside. heat index numbers in the upper 90's, feels like 96 in philadelphia, 94 in dover, feeling like 96 to the west in lancaster current heat index value in trenton coming in at 92. here is satellite6 along with action radar. we're tracking those showers and storms with that severe thunderstorm warning but really we've got a cold front swinging through the west and also what was once a tropical system cindy you could see that little bit of circulation to our south, that's getting caught up in the front and that's causing all of this moisture that we're tracking. so future tracker showing you
9:30 tonight, most of that moisture in our northwest suburbs. as we go throughout the overnight hours and earl he will tomorrow morning that cold front finally swings on through at 8 o'clock in the morning. there will be some heavy downpours with that but by noon tomorrow, clouds breaking for some sun. it looks to be a pretty good saturday afternoon. if you're down the shore tomorrow, morning rains to some sun, a high up to 86. sunny and nice pie sunday with a high temperature coming in at 82. up in the poconos tomorrow, the early morning showers quickly turning sunny a high up to 77. lower humidity on sunday and a high in at 72. here's the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast. downpours early tomorrow morning then breaks of afternoon sun, a high up to 90 for a high. it's sunny and gorgeous by sunday and at 84 degrees. on monday partly sunny perhaps an isolated shower. otherwise we'll max out at 81. partly sunny and still the threat of a pop-up shower or rumble of thunder on tuesday. high up to 78. wednesday we will that continue to lower that humidity underneath a mostly
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>> ♪ "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> friday night. a former philadelphia deputy commissioner is convicted of fraud. and supporters of the beverage tax disrupt a hearing on the tax's economic impact. but the big story on "action news" tonight is potentially severe weather headed this way. storm tracker6 live shows reds
and oranges moving in from the harrisburg area and that means we could be hit by thunder and lightning and more tomorrow morning. let's go to live to meteorologist adam joseph and the late word. >> we're dealing with severe storms right now as well with a severe thunderstorm watch for half of our viewing area north of philadelphia. you can see the storms firing up locally here and even more to the west towards pittsburgh and state college, kind of in a line here that's moving our way so it will be an active evening, night at times, not all the time but at times and especially tomorrow morning as well. severe thunderstorm warning in effect for northern chester county, most of montgomery county, clipping bucks county to the northwest near quakertown, lehigh county as well as berks county. winds near 60 miles an hour with some of these storms that are coming in from the west to the east at about 40 miles an hour. can expect it in spinners town around 6:13, frederick at 6:17, green lane around