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cold. we're getting a double dose of , snow mixed with cold temperatures we've seen in decades. gray hall is off, i'm nydia han. sub freezing and dangerously cold temperatures have gripped the region turning the delaware river into ice. sky6 live hd taking a live look outside right now. hard to see, the center city skyline via the temple university camera. we've seen snow falling across parts of the region already this morning. meteorologist chris sowers joins us now with details on the snowfall and dangerous temperatures for the new year's celebrations. good morning, chris lots to talk about. >> reporter: good morning, everybody, it's going from bad to worse, if you're not a big fa will not like the seven-day forecast.
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it gets mighty cold over the next several days. with that said walking down to the parking lot on city avenue. all theot have been treated with brine and salt. the temperatures are so cold, that salt and brine is less effective than it normally would be. that's why we're issuing the accuweather alert it's not for the amount of snow, it's the fact that the snow will stick and the roads will become treacherous for a few hours during the late morning and the afternoon. that's why the national weather service issued a winter weather advisory. generally a coating to two inches likely in the shaded areas. lancaster county in southeastern pennsylvania you're included in the advisory and most of the new jersey. state of delaware, you guys are clear of the winter weather advisory, as well. it's a small system, it's kind of raggedly looking, siewk he
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the holes in the moisture deck as it swings on through. this is the clipper system that produce a coating to two inches. where you're seeing the brighter whites that's where the heaviest snow is beginning to fall philadelphia county from the airport to center city. route 73 looks like it is coming down steadily now east of cherry hill. there's another band over route 322 from glassboro to the commodore barry bridge. looks like the snow is flying at a good clip there, as well. this is marching to the east at 20 to 25 miles per hour. the temperatures are frigid out here, it's only 14 right now in kutztown and quakertown. 19 in center city. and 19 in media. 18 in glassboro. 18 in vineland, 19 in cinnaminson. call from accuweather today, cloudy and cold, light snow 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 27 degrees is the forecasted high. as we take a quick look at the impact scale it will be the next
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several hours you will need to slow it down on the roads. once we get past 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., the snow shut off and we go mainly cloudy, the arctic front punches through be by 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. this afternoon. if you think it's been cold lately. wait until you see the numbers in the seven-day foro ring in t. i'll have the details coming up in just a few minutes. >> penndot crews were out in full force preparing the roads ahead of snow. although there won't be much in the way of snowfall it could lead to slippery conditions. chopper 6 hd was overahead as penndot trucks laid down brine on 413 in bucks county yesterday. officials say there's an advantage of is playing out. >> timing is good, in terms of it being a weekend and less volume on the roads that will allow the crews to more effectively and efficiently treat the penndot has 100,000 pounds of
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salt waiting and 182 state trucks at the ready. in delaware, crews were out pretreating the roads to keep we found this truck brining the roads i-95 near newport. cruise have trucks ready with salt as the snow begins to fall. we're dealing with extremely frigid temperatures while many decided to stay inside where it is nice and warm. some ventured out in the brisk temperatures. >> reporter: center city, furry hoods and hot drinks and giant scarves were popular accessories. >> this happened very, very quickly. >> reporter: the bone-chilling conditions were no matchese posg their shift. >> i try to walk allot and layer up. >> it's the heat, you can't dress for it, but the cold you
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can bundle up. >> reporter: you might not think ice cream shop would be busy, cn the crowds. >> ice cream shop in the summer, dessert shop in the winter. >> reporter: what kind of hot chocolate did you get. >> carmel and peppermint. >> reporter: this couple was picking up extra jackets for snow boarding trip. >> i bought a shell that's long that kind of helps me when i fall in the snow, there's no air jetting inside. >> reporter: with more frigid temperatures to come, some will take their celebrations. >> new year's will be inside. >> reporter: and some will tough it out up. >> reporter: do you think you'll stay inside? >> i'll brave it.
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>> reporter: dress in layers, anybody planning to be outside for new years, or day festivities will dress warmly and cover as much skin as possible. trish hartman channel 6 "action news." >> despite the frigid forecastg ahead with outdoor celebrations as planned. the mummers say the new year's day is on at they plan to keep an eye on the weather throughout the weekend, but in the meantime they will continue to set up for the annual strut on broad street. if you're planning to brave the brutal temperatures to watch the mummers parade. be prepared. doctors say dress in layers and cover as much exposed skin as you can. note the signs of frost spite they include pain and tingling redskin. hyperthermia symptoms, slurred speech and drowsiness. officials have decided it's
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too cold for the hardy souls who participate in the polar plunge. ventnor and ocean city have announced those events are canceled. you can keep up with the outlook for the mummers parade on your phone or tablet. the newly up graded 6abc app is a free download. the action cam was along the delaware river as crews wired the fireworks barge for the spectacular display. the pyrotechnic experts made a change saying the aquatic works will not be shot off from the barge because if it hits the ice in the river it could bounce toward the crowd instead of going into the water. e will be more security for the time square new year's celebration. umbrellas abdomin -- and bags
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are banned. snipers will be on rooftops and dogs will sniff out a trace amount of hidden under many lays revelers will be wearing on who sond coldest new year's eve on record. >> we're working with the fire department to make sure there's sufficient number of personnel and be able to get around in the emergency lanes. >> new year's tradition continues on 6abc we're talking about dick clark's rockin' eve. ryan seacrest hosts the show coverage begins at 8:00 p.m. on channel 6. >> $600 million is up for grabs to start the new year right. nobody matched all six numbers in the mega millions lottery drawing, now the jackpot rolls on to $343 million for a cash option of 215 million. if won, it would be the 8th
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largest jack pot in mega millions history. if you don't want to wait for the new year to become a millionaire, the powerball lottery has you covered. $384 million with a 242 million-dollar cash offering. the chances of winning both, 1 in 88 quadrillion. >> so starting to cover the roofer tops in delaware. snow is falling in the first state. more is coming. >> reporter: that's right, nydia. coming up in the weather we'll talk about the snow, we'll talk about how much snow to expect in your neighborhood, then the bitter arctic air arrives getting into new year's eve and the weather gets worse and worse. details coming up right after
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>> to this beautiful shot via sky6 live hd of penns landing. the a.m., 19 degrees, we've double dose of winter weather today. there's an accuweather alert in effect right now as we look at the beautiful shot of penns landing. festival pier, looking at the river rink. the snow is starting to fall. you can see the flurries on camera there, windy, too, as the camera is bumping up and down. temple university camera you can see the snow covering the rooftops on the temple university campus. >> reporter: we wander -- we warned you, it is so cold and dangerous out there and we're expecting treacherous road conditions coming up. take a look at the roads outside city hall. the snow is starting to cover the streets. not a lot of snow just enough to cause trouble.
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>> reporter: i almost wish this was a bigger event because people will let their guard down, because we're only talking about an inch of snow. as a matter of fact it's so cold, the brine that was put on the roads, the salt will be less effective than it would be. as the roads get colder, the treatment is less effective. we're live on sky6 live hd, this time we're in cape may. i like see the snow on the sand. it's a light event. we're talking about a coating to an inch at best. every single flake will stick as we're talking about the bone-chilling cold temperatures. appears if the reality -- is the reality graphics working guys, i'm not able to see anything here. let's flip it over to the radar. this is what we're looking at right now. we have a light period of snow
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that is starting to push through parts of the area. this is what is called an alberta clipper system. it's originates in alberta canada. there's no moisture source around it. as it zips across the country it's moisture starved, because it's moisture stashed snow totals are limited. stretched across the ohio valley into the pittsburgh and we're getting an inch or two here in the delaware valley. not much of anything going on right now in the poconos, 27 degrees in philadelphia. the normal high for this time of the year is 41. that's the forecast, the projected high today. 19 is where we started out this. windchills or feels-like temperatures, might cold, 2 below with the winds in the poconos, feels like 11 in philadelphia. 11 in dover. 19 in millville. 18 in reading, feels like ten degrees in lancaster.
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future tracker 6 that shield of moisture in the process of pushing through now. this will continue to be the trend. it will be snowing from 1:00 p.m., to 2:00 p.m. this afternoon. most of the activity works out to sea, h arctic front right here, with the passage of the front, maybe you pick up a quick-hitting snow shower or brief snow squall that's what the model is showing in the lehigh valley maybe another one west of philadelphia. if we start to see this with the passage of the front it won't last long, maybe ten, 15 minutes tops. it will coat the ground quickly. behind its arctic air racing into the delaware and the lehigh valley. this air drops into the deep south this time around, theouldt close to freezing, places like pensacola, tallahassee, jacksonville close to freezing overnight tonight and tomorrow night. that is how massive the arctic high is. what to expect today, this is a light, fluffy snow that will fly from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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the roads will become slick and snow covered, general accumulations, generally a coating to perhaps 2 inches. this will be an inch or perhaps more than that. isolated areas as high as 2 inches. light snow cold, 24 degrees winds are light. overnight tonight, partly cloudy and cold, winds picking up ten 0 miles per hour that puts the temperatures close to zero if not lower when you combine the two. the temperatures and the winds gives you temperature. 12 degrees for the suburbs, 6 degrees for city. arctic front pushes through, the numbers drop down to digits by 11:00 p.m. 6 below in allentown and through tomorrow, high 22,
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values single digits. 1 in philadelphia. m accuweather, 6:00, 17 degrees, mid flight 12, windchill values close do zero. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, so it's blustery and cold today period of light snow, 27 degrees bitter cold tomorrow, another accuweather alert is issued. frigid monday, 19. wednesday, thursday, friday, each and everyday temperatures stay below freezing. >> thank you, numerous studies have shown staying socially active older adults to live healthy long lives and companionship comes in many forms. tamala edwards shows us t repo. >> reporter: this is stella grace. >> repor stella grace is the perfect companion. >> i feel loved by her.
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>>t is a snowy saturday, you can see the flurries out there, as we take a live look outside the studios along city avenue. looks pretty, doesn't it? do be careful and give yourself plenty of time to get where you have to go. the roads could be slippery and icy. not a lot of snow falling, but it's sticking to the area roads ways. today is the last chance to celebrate kwanzaa at the african-american museum.
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there will be an african dancing workshop and magic show and more. the events are free with regular museum admission. ring in 2018 with a special new year's countdown. craft your own noisy knew year's noise maker and countdown to noon tomorrow in wilmington. celebrate the betsy ross museum the birth place of the flag. enjoy cupcakes and crafts for kids. live look wilmington, delaware, you can see the snow collecting on the rooftops, meteorologist chris sowers continues to track the snow that many of you are seeing right now. he will have the latest from accuweather when "action news" continues.
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ooh, cookies! everyone, 7:25 a.m., saturday morning, periods of snow through the late morning hours into the first part of the afternoon. accumulations an inch or so, 32 at the jersey shore. philadelphia, 27. poconos 19 degrees. windchills in the single digits all day. now, let's focus on the cold that's heading this way, the reinforcing shot of cold air that will be burling through for the second half of the weekend. it's 47 as far south as new orleans. jacksonville, 43. 35 in atlanta. 18 below in bismarck. 8 in chicago, omaha 4. you. turning to sports, the flyers face the lightning the team with the best record in the league 27-7.
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flyers were ahead 2-1, the lightning tied it back up, the flyers were put back out front and they stay there. they snapped their losing streak 5-3. took to the lincoln field to prepare for tomorrow's frigid finale against cowboys. the link has heaters under the turf. peterson announced he will play the starters tomorrow, however he has not said how much they tn with our guys, it's a regular season football game dallas cowboys. i have to be smart with it, obviously. i'm not putting anybody on a pitch count or a number of plays, i want to see execution by our guys going into the post season. >> if the beat dallas that would be 14 regular season wins, a franchise record. 7:27 a.m., we'll have much
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more on "action news" saturday morning coming up next. we'll be right back. do you ned battery this holiday? maybe not. maybe, you could trust the world them. (screaming) or, you could just trust duracell. ♪ it's beginning to look a lot like christmas ♪
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hey, l'eggo my eggo. or, you could just trust duracell. i don't see your name on it. really? ba bam! know the rules. keep your eggo. l'eggo my eggo. okay. saturday morning, 7:29 a.m., sky6 live hd taking lieu live
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look at philadelphia international airport. take a look at this. the snow is falling already. it's 19 degrees, at last check, no cancellationleave to pick soe a flight to catch call ahead to see the status of your flight this saturday morning. this is landing, once again, chris sowers saying we're not going to see a lot of snut it's so cold it's sticking to the ground and it will create icy conditions. g the road at 15th anticipate jfk boulevard in -- 15th and jfk boulevardn turn on "action news" and enjoy the weather through your window. action cam captured snow sticking to the ground along hunting park a couple of hours
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ago there are flurries, but they are visible near the streetlights. meteorologist chris sowers is tracking the details on the frigid snow all morning long. it's going to get colder, right? >> reporter: the worst ime once we get into new year's eve and new year's day, that's the coldest air we've seen in decades, the polar vortex drops down from the great lake states. here's the live view, where we are seeing the brighter white that's where the steadier to moderate snow is falling in the airport reportingvalley. moderate snow, western portions of salem, camden and gloucester counties. you can see the snow is coming down heavily. route 30, east of malvern, you're seeing steady snow as the plow drives by dropping salt on the roads. route 322 from the commodore
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barry bridge, right through glassboro, moderate snow is falling at this point as well. you need to take it easy out there. as we go wider and show you the larger view, that's a small system, believe it or not, that's all that's left, a small clipper system that's racing through it's moisture starved for the most part it will be out of here in the next a couple of hours. we're not looking at large amounts of snow, but enough to make the roads treacherous for a brief time in the morning hours. by afternoon things taper off. temperatures in time teens, the lone exception cape may, 23. 17 in allentown. 10 in the poconos. 19 inn lancaster. forecast for today, the snow continues through 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and then it will shut off. 26 degrees by noon, 2:00 p.m., 27. 4:00 p.m., 27 degrees and that will be our forecasted high. but you factor in the winds, and they will not be overpowering
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today like days past, but it will be strong enough to put the windchil light snow today, slippery roads through the first part of the afternoon. the reinforcing arctic front barrels in here new year's eve. it's going to set up one of the coldest new year's days we've seen in decades. so far we've had 88 consecutive hours below freezing temperatures we don't get above freezing in the entire seven-day forecast, it gets colder. i'll be back in just a few minutes with the numbersather. >> no break for us. salt trucks were out early preception the roads ahead of the snowfall. chopper 6 hd was over 413 where a penndot crew was laying down a layer of brine solution. in delaware, crews treated i-95 deldot the crews were on the job at 4:00 a.m. ready to treat the
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roads. furry a giant scarves were popular accessories as people walked around center city. but the bone-chilling temperatures were no match for the postal workers just finishing their shift. >> i and layer up. >> i can deal with this weather, the heat you can't butu can bundle up. >> gourmet hot drawing in crowds at scoop deville. stay on top of the snow on your phone or tablet the newly upgraded 6abc app is a free downloeve. not only will the temperatures be bitterly cold for mummers parade on monday. you'll see extra security in place. chad perdelli has details on the plans to keep the city safe
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while ringing in the new year in traditional philadelphia fashion. >> reporter: the department is ready for the mummers who strut down broad and the crowds that watch. >> we have officers and counterterrorism unit and other officers that spend everyday planning for these events looking at what happens elsewhere and looking at best practices, so we're always prepared. >> reporter: for the first time the department will deploy a drone similar to drone 6, so spectators should if they hear the hum above. >> you can get a view of the event, if something happens you can see what the problem maybe even before a police officer gets there. >> reporter: surveillance will be -- extensive with officers riding from the real time crime unit, the polar plunge has police concerned for officers working long hours for the parade and fireworks at
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penns landing. >> the one change we're doing this year because of the severe weather is to have warming stations where if someone is getting cold we can send them for a quick break to warm you mean and back out on the line. >> reporter: recently there have been terror attacks using vehicles to plow into large crowds. measures have been put in place for the fireworks show along thf concrete impediments into the entrances where people could potentially drive into that was one of the things homeland security wanted us to do and something we have done in the last month. >> reporter: we've heard it before and police want the public to hea see something, say something. in center city, chad perdelli channel 6 "action news." >> and if you prefer to ring in the new year from the comfort and warmth of your own home. tune into dick clark's rockin' eve on 6abc. ryan sea crest will host the show live from time square,
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coverage begins at 8:00 p.m. on channel 6. >> 7:36 a.m., saturday morning, new this morning, chester city police have arrested a man they say attacked stabbed and raped a woman on christmas eve. they say shaquille tillman attacked the woman at 2:30 p.m. the victim was treated at crozer-chester medical center. tillman is being held on $1 million bail. a man is under arrest following a high-speed chase that began in delaware and ended in new jersey. the chase began in wilmington where the carolice cruiser. the car went over the delaware memorial bridge in new jersey. the pursuit went along 295 and off at route 30 heading east into berlin. the three suspects inside the vehicle try to make a run for it. chopper 6 hd was over the scene where police caught up to one of the suspects. no injuries reported. 2017 is coming to to a close in philadelphia with a spike in the homicide rate.
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as of yesterday there were 314 homicide compared to 277 at this time last year that is a 13% increase and the highest number in five years. the number of overall shooting down. there have been 58 fewer people shot this year. >> shooting victims, the number of people that are shot are down slightly, 4.5%, but the number of people that have died as a result of the shootings have increased. >> philadelphia police are in the process of forming a gun violence task force. they have introduced an intelligence bureau to improve information sharing and put more boots on the ground by increasing the bike patrol. a federal judge ruled against democratic voters who wanted to throw out the congressional map in the state. the judge ruled even though the current map favors republicans, it does not violate
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constitution. playoffs have not proven illegal gerrymandering. it is going to the supreme court. "action news" continues on this saturday morning, just asas snowing. we're looking at delaware, the snow is falling and the rooftops are white. east chris sowers will have more on the snow and the bigger colder temperatures in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. we'll beig welcome back take at
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this picture, vietnam memorial at penns landing via sky6 live hd, quite the snowstorm right now. this is quick-moving, chris is saying it wasn't be around long, you have to be careful. the steps of thed in snow as are sidewalks and the flags waving in the winds there. this is not a huge event, but it's could cause a bit of trouble. >> reporter: this would be such a good storm, the fluff factor means it will pile up quickly. but there's no moisture with its and limits the snow we'll see with the system. you can see
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steadily, moderate snow at philadelphia international. the runways look all right, it's the side of the runways that are covered. we're not seeing any delays intk is now reporting departure delays, so i'm sure it's only a matter of time before philadelphia starts seeing delays, as well. beautiful shot, downtown center city. you can see the christmas tree in the back drowned is there. traffic is moving along just fine, i urge everybody to take it easy on the roads even though the roads are well treated with the brine and salt, the temperatures are so cold that the brine and salt are less effective than it would be. a lot of slick spots will develop in the next couple of hours. we have a bands of snow pushing through the heart of delaware valley. philadelphia reporting moderate snows and southwestern portions ever burlington county seeing moderate snow. i'm not sure you can pick this
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up here, you can see the specs of purple starting to show up. this is heavy snow. this is western portions of gloucester, the delaware river, and camden counties in south jersey, here's berlin and medford lakes. all the main roads are completely snow covered at this point. this is moving off to the east at 20 to 25 miles per hour. that's the back end right there, it's not doing anything in new castle county and delaware with the exception of a few flurries in the northern portion of the county. again this is lifting through, maybe a couple of hours left with snow. this is the wider view, the alberta clipper system lots of dry air pushing into the storm. that's the saving grace. once the low which is situated here hits the coast. we have a moisture source to tap into. long island part of new england they will see the heavier snow from the system. this is kind of in the organizing stages now.
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that's why we're expecting to see ah of two out of this. it will be areas east of physical that will see the most snow. winds out of the south they are light, 7 miles per hour, good enough to give you a windchill of ten degrees, the falling off from 30.16 inches. ten in lake harmony. 19 in center city. newtown and south jersey and delaware, no relief in sight. 17 in claymont, sam glassboro and vineland. 19 for smyrna and dover. 19 degrees in browns mills. as we look 'surface maps there's the clipper system right there, light snow flying across the mid atlantic today. this is the arctic fronts this will reinforce the cold air. this front drives down intoandl. you want to head to the sunshine state to get away from the cold, no luck my friends because it will be cold in places like orlando, and jacksonville and
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pensacola all unusually cold air. light snows continue through 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., maybe shutting off between lunchtime. this is the arctic boundary starting to push through, maybe a snow shower or snow squall with that. what to expect a light, fluffy snow 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. slick and snowy roads a coating to two inches expected, i think most of us will see an i do of snow out of this, could see as much as two inches. light snow up until 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. allentown, 23. philadelphia, 27. wilmington, 28. bone-chilling, absolutely frigid overnight tonight, 12 in allentown. 16 in philadelphia. 14 in millville. 14 in wilmington. far as forward into new year's eve by 9:00 p.m. 3 below in allentown. 4 in philadelphia.
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17 below in the poconos, ringing in the new year at midnight, 19 below in the3 below in allentown. bitter cold bundle up in layers, windchills close to zero, if not cold. 5:00 p.m., 17. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 19 degrees for new year's day, windchill around zero all day long. monday night into tuesday, the low is 7. tuesday's high, 23. wednesday and thursday look better, 29 both days, another shot of cold air gets in here, friday's high 22. >> 29 is considered better now. 29 you might not need a coat. >> thank you a new holiday "fyi philly" is coming up on 6abc, here are melissa magee and karen ro preview. >> reporter: hey are everybody, "fyi philly" is back and we're ready for new career's fun. we have resolutions and i as wee the transition to 2018. >> we say farewell to an
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unforgettable year. >> we visit popular new places we found in 2017. >> a restaurants with a mission. >> giving back is a great new year's resolution. >> this is the night by the fire. >> reporte in 2018 with a bang. >> reporter: that's all on this weekend "fyi philly." we hope you join us.
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>> welcome back it is a snowy saturday, 7:50 a.m., 19 degrees, sky6 live hd taking a live look at the commodore barry bridge. you can see the snow right there as the cars slowly make their way across the bridge. you do want to be extra careful this morning because all the snow is sticking to the ground, it's not a lot of it, but it is creating treacherous travel conditions. a warning about ringing in. pennsylvania ear of
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montgomery county says you can damage your hearing from fireworks and firecrackers, because fireworks can reach 170-decibels, more than a rock concert or chain saw or jack hammer. noise exposure adds up over time. use ear plugs to watch the fireworks. they are offering free ones at sesame place and the delaware river froe is getting ready for the new year's eve. organizers want everything to go perfectly, the confederal-- coni was tested yesterday. all the bits colored paper add up to 1 1/2 tons. ryan seacrest is har's eve. this is one where people call to be a part of the show. you don't have to call them to be a part of the show.
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because it's such a tradition. >> we grew up wate wanted to be show, when we got the opportunity we jumped at it. >> carey will return after the audio glitch and walk off that ery about on january 1, 2017. you can see dick clark's rockin' new year's eve live from time square coverage begins at 8:00 p.m. right here on channel 6. up next, meteorologist chris sowers will take a final look at the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast stay with us. we'll be right back.
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>> welcome back on this look at a snowy philadelphia international
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airport. at last check there were cancellations, but you will want to check the status of your flight before you head out today. trouble in the air, but there's a problem on i-76 schuylkill expressway is shut down between gladwyn and route careful. we have been warning people while there's not a lot of snow on the ground it's accumulating and sticking and causing icy conditions. >> reporter: that's the rent for the accuweather alert -- that's the reason for the accuweather alert it's not the amount, but it's so cold, all the roads will become snow covered seen if they have been treated, back roads and parking lots, things like that. this is a small, quick-moving system. you look at the radar that's the edge of the drier air working in. salem county might be done with the system already.
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a coating to a half inch there. there's another small band behind it. you get the idea it's not a huge colossal type ofthere be a coath perhaps more in isolated areas. snowing until lunchtime shut off at arctic boundary pulls through. i've been putting numbers behind the scenes together. right now we've gone 88 straight hours below freezing. the whole seven day is below freezing. if anything the temperatures get worse. that means philadelphia will go 248 consecutive hours below freezing. >> that's a long time. >> 756 we're just a few minutes away to saying good morning to "good morning america." here's dan harris. ringing in the new year with a bitter blast of cold. millions in the threat zone for the coldest new year's in
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decades. plus this morning questions over what police called a swatting prank ending in the shooting man what police know at this hour. 600 million bucks up for grabs in the jackpots connub tween thd mega millions, the surprising things under know if you happen to win big coming up on "g.m.a." we'll see youontinues at 9:00 a.m. here's some of the stories we're working on for you, the snow is falling and the crews are spread out to give you a look at thecre valley. we have trouble on schuylkill expressway shut down between glad win and route 23. the hospital first in the country to have blood and medical samples delivered by drone. now, for chris sowers, gray hall and the entire "action news" han. we'll see you back here at 9:00 a.m. ,000 in america last year.
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we need to stand up and say enough. the only way this problem is going to be solved is if we raise our voices. choose help over helplessness, hope over hopelessness. make sure that the lives we've lost will not have been lost in vain. addiction is a disease. when you ask for help, help is there for you. my wish was a clubhouse, but we call it "the wish house." people visit national parks from all over the world. food tastes better when you don't have to cook it.
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he was just supposed to be my dog. i don't know why. (vo) we're proud that, on behalf of our owners, the subaru share the love event will have donated over one hundred fifteen million dollars in just ten years. get 0% financing for 63 months on select models. plus we'll donate $250 to charity. good morning, america. this morning, killer cold. the deep freeze from coast to coast claiming lives. and ice coated rivers along with massive pileups with more snow falling right now. plus, this elk herd saved. >> good work. whoo! >> our weather team tracking this bitter blast. swatting death.cameras roll. >> show your hands. walk this way. >> authorities say a prank call led to an innocent man's death. the arrest this morning over a
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