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creamy, delicious, 100% real cheese. mini babybel. snack a little bigger. >> ♪ >> "actio program with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning everyone, it's 6 o'clock on this wednesday january 3rd. here's what we're following on "action news." >> a winter storm watch issued for ceather is tracking how much snow could it bring to the region. >> the frigid temperatures keep causing water mains to break across the area leaving some neighborhoods without water pressure. >> and new this morning, two drivers are injured in a crash including a housing authority police officer. >> a bundle of goods to get to. let's go straight to david and karen. >> yeah. >> temperatures are better than yesterday especially in the afternoon. but it is still cold out there in this morning it really is
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cold and we've got single digit temperatures in the northern and western suburbs. the big story, of course is the winter storm watch and that approaching nor'easter and right now all coastal counties in delaware and south jersey are under a storm watch. this starts this evening, goes all the way until thursday evening and now an advisory has been added in the rest of the south jersey counties all the way up to the i-95 corridor. and dover, delaware and kent county delaware also included. this is where most of the snow will likely fall. although it's possible that philadelphia and some parts of southeastern pennsylvania also get something. ahead of all of this we're actually looking at sunshine a little later this morning to start out. and then this cloud cover that you can see welling up and pushing north toward raleigh north carolina and into virginia shortly after that will start to overtake us and you're starting to see a little precipitation down south. the outer reaches of the nor'easter related precipitation coming in our direction as well. for now ahead of all of this it is cold as karen mentioned. 12 in wilmington. trenton dipped to nine and in
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allentown you're at five. just 2 degrees in reading. again, these are temperatures not wind chills. 24 a little bit better in cape may. wind chills really not a factor this morning because winds are calm. as we go into the afternoon, though, things do get better. 26 degrees by noon. but by 3 o'clock, 31. still cold enough for a coat but not nearly as harsh as it's been the last couple of days. 5 o'clock 29. 7 o'clock 27. you can see those clouds getting thicker as we go into the evening hours. and then we get the arrival of that nor'easter and again, the wide view right now shows you that it really is beginning to generate a lot of precipitatio precip inland around south carolina pushing into north carolina and this low will be coming up the coast and again after about 11 o'clock or midnight tonight we'll start to see some snow moving into the coast and probably pushing ihiduring the morning rush hour or maybe even before. we'll have the latest model information on all of that coming up as well as snowfall projections. karen what you got on the roads this morning. >> well, it's dry today. we have a lot of traffic problems nonetheless. it's because of the cold weather we're seeing all these
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water main breaks. this is the latest one. look how busy it's starting to get in cherry hill on 70 eastbound. that's our breaking news and the action cam is live on the scene showing us they've got the cones set up. you see police there and as the action cam kind of pans the road you can see the left lane is blocked on 70 eastbound. and this is just past kings highway. so, you know it's a busy area in cherry hill. and the problem is of course we've got water with these temperatures you've got ice, so there you can see the ice on the roads. looks like they've been trying to lay sand down because of it. so the left lane is blocked 70 eastbound with this water mainan cherry hill. and now that volume's building we're seeing more traffic through this area and that left lane remaining blocked with ice. here's another problem that we've been dealing with. balligomingo road near front street, road starting to buckle with that water main break there. other water main breaks in the area. look how busy it's getting. we've got a house fire in the somerton section on richwood road near worthington road where you've got water you've got ice and they've got ice on the road there.
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woodland avenue we had a water main break here at old soldier's road. shortly thereafter we saw an accident nearby and i think it's one of those cases where you had water on the road and people may be driving a little too quickly and now there's ice there so watch for ice also in this water main break cheltenham avenue at coventry avenue. we're kind of seeing them pop up everywhere. an accident in horsham that's new on easton road at moreland avenue so a bunch of problems this morning but really water main breaks the biggest issue, tam. >> thank you, karen. let's keep talking about that because people are again waking up to no water or low water pressure for a second day even as crews have been working through the night to try to fix a big water main break in montgomery county. "action news" reporter jeanette reyes is live along balligomingo road in west conshohocken and jeanette, you say there is, though, cause for a little hope for people dealing with this. >>: a little bit. and tam that's if everything goes as planned. we've seen them put down the two clamps and the pipe just went down a few minutes ago. take a live look behind me,
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progress is being made. crews tell us it could be as soon as 9, 10 o'clock this morning when service is restored. >> i know that since this morning the pressures have begun to build up and recover. we're hoping to be within a 24-hour period we hope to be back up to full pressure and the leak repaired. >> reporter: nearly 24 hours after a major water main break, crews are still working here in west conshohocken off of balligomingo road. the massive 30-inch main burst yesterday morning causing the road to buckle and power lines to come down. the summer wood corporation buildings suffered flooding damage once that water came gushing downhill. >> came through the building out the back door. >> going to run off the generator and they're going to have to work around the clock to get it fixed. >> reporter: if homes weren't flooded they most likely saw loss of power and water service. about 1,000 customers saw their service interrupted just after the main ruptured. >> we don't have young children in the house but i can't imagine if -- you know,
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for parents who do, i can't imagine the hardship. this is crazy. >> reporter: and about 50 homes are currently without water service. others are seeing some discoloration in the water or lower water pressure, but officials are saying it is safe to drink. one thing i should mention is karen has been saying this, i've been saying this as well, the road did buckle so getting this road patched up might be a whole separate project in terms of adding more time. we'll let you know on when service willfully restored and of course on the roads as well. reporting live in west conshohocken, jeanette reyes channel6 "action news." >> thank you, jeanette. this bitter cold has led to vehicles across the delaware valley to tell their drivers, sorry, i'm taking a nice long break. cut it. aaa says it responded to more than 2,000 calls for assistance just yesterday in the philadelphia five county area and most of those calls involved dead batteries. >> 32 degrees, you're looking about 35 percent of your battery life is gone and at 0 degrees you're looking at
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60 percent of your battery life is gone. >> mechanics recommend carrying a portable charging system in your vehicle plus check the air pressure on your vehicle's tires. cold air will condense, lowering tire pressure as the temps drop. with the chance of snow in some areas during tomorrow morning's commute "action news" is starting early. we'll be tracking the snowfall and the impact on traffic tomorrow morning at 4:00. >> new overnight an officer with the philadelphia housing authority is recovering after a car crash. it happened around 12:30 this morning at the intersection of 46th street and woodland avenue in southwest philadelphia. the officer's car then ended up hitting a parked car. the driver in the other car was also being treated for injuries. there's no word on who was at fault. >> ♪ >> a hip hop star plans to document his efforts to lose weight and that sent a diet stock soaring on wall street. that tops our market watch report. maribel aber live at the nasdaq in times square. good morning, maribel. >> reporter: matt, he calls himself a music mogul. weight watchers gets another
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celebrity endorsement. dj khaled has signed on. the music producer says he's lostwatchers and letting his millions of social media watchers know all about it. weight watchers had benefited from oprahuny. the news of dj khaled's involvement sent stocks soaring. stocks kicked off the first trading day of the yu near with another round of records. the nasdaq soared 127 points to close above that 7,000 level for the first time. looks like futures are pointing to a higher open. reports on motor vehicle sales construction spending and the minutes from the last fed meet regular all due out today. that's the latest in biz. stay warm guys. >> we'll do our best. stepping out your front door it's not going to work. >> not this morning. it's cold again to start out. we expected this. things are going to moderate this afternoon and then we get a nor'easter. storm tracker6 live double scan right now shows you we're starting out dry. as we take a look bit of frost on the windshield this morning. otherwise sun is coming up a little later. that's going to be good. and it's cold to start out but
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the winds aren't all that bad, so at least we're notvere wind . however, look at these numbers. in allentown, we're at just 5 degrees, just two in reading. lancaster currently clocking in at 1 degree, so those northern and western areas are pretty raw. trenton only at nine. philadelphia 15. 12 in wilmington and 16 in dover. again, things are goingbetter. sun is going to be nice and bright to start out before these clouds down to the south in association with that forming nor'easter come up and start overtaking us. and temperatures will wind up a little bit better later this afternoon. sun giving wale to clouds in the lehigh valley. not as harsh with a high of 28. still coat weather but with winds lighter and temperatures a little bit higher today, that's not a bad change for us. down the shore, 34 degrees, getting up above freezing for the first time in awhile. sun to clouds there. harsh in philadelphia. sun giving way to clouds but a high getting up to 31 degrees, winds lighter, a good day to get out there and get things done especially as we break into the afternoon. then overnight tonight it's cold again, not as bitter as it's been.
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going down to 23 degrees. lots of clouds around. and late tonight and in the overnight hours, we'll have snow arriving down the shore first and then pushing up toward i-95. winds are going to pick up, too, as the center of that nor'easter gets closer to us. in terms of the snow, there's variation on the models as to how much we get but especially how far west and noworth pushes. the future tracker6 model right now is showing you between about midnight and 4:00 the snow pushing about halfway up to philadelphia then getting up closer to the regi b kicking the storm out very quickly and this model obviously right now is preferring a more are out to sea track that would not give us as much snow. most models disagree, though. the euro is one of them. this actually pushes at least light snow all the way back into allentown and areas close to philadelphia, close to the shore in that one to 3-inch range with three to six possible right down the shore. and that is more in range of what we're thinking. with that disparity though it's not a surprise that the model bar graph is so wide
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ranging. this 12-inches, i wouldn't get too excited about it. that really looks like an outliar and the nam has not been going that high, it's just this run. we think the one to 3-inch range is more likely. a coating to an inch north and west. one to 3 inches in the center. three to 6 inches down the shore. keep in mind it's all about location and there is at some point going to be a very sharp cutoff to the west so that some of you are really going to get ripped off and get practically nothing. whereas you'll jump very quickly up in those numbers to the east and 6-inches at the shore would be possible. a track shift is always a big issue with any nor'easter. a little shift closer to the coast and the numbers go up. a little shift out to sea and the numbers go down. speaking of the sea, down at the shore, heaviest snow is down there, significant travel delays tomorrow morning and overnight. and wind gusts are going to be strong, blowing and drifting snow an issue. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, today 31, not as harsh in the afternoon. get out there and get it done. tomorrow a snowy start, snow
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winding down in the afternoon, 29. and then another accuweather alert is in effect for friday and saturday because behind that growing nor'easter as it really bombs out headed toward new england we're going to get wraparound winds behind that that are going to be raw, bringing arctic air back in. 17 is friday's high. 15 saturday's high. single digit overnight lows close to records. 24 on sunday but then 40 on monday, 42 on tuesday. things are getting better. there will be a little mixed precipitation around then but 40's. >> hey, listen. >> we'll take it. thanks, david. 6:12 now. maybe the most hot button issue of all time. president trump sends north korea a message about america's nuclear power. karen. >> we've got a new accident popped up right on the schuylkill expressway here at montgomery drive. if you head eastbound, you see it off to the s that one on the scene. it's not our only accident. also getting more details of an accident in horsham so that's coming up next. >> ♪
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call 1-800-501-6000. for $34.90 more per month. >> ♪ >> welcome back. taking a live look here the commodore barry bridge, it is 6:15 and 15 degrees. >> karen. make the cold go away. >> oh, i am in total power of that so i'm glad -- you know, yesterday i started a hashtag blame dave. so i'm going to make it go away. i've been arguing with dave. not happy about it but it's really caught on with viewers and i think it's funny. this is cherry hill 70 eastbound at route 41 which is
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kings highway. you can see how it's become busy over the last half an hour because this is a busy spot in cherry hill and that's where we have the water main break. it's still blocking the left lane. we have ice on the road. so if you're in cherry hill, you're traveling eastbound on route 70 just past kings highway, you want to watch for this one. still dealing with in right now. let's take a look at some of the other problems in the area. we've got this accident on the schuylkill. it's at montgomery drive. looks like a couple vehicles. i'm seeing three vehicles involved with the accident. police on the scene. it is off to the side and it's not really reflecting a problem with our travel times right now. so, schuylkill eastbound at montgomery drive, not a major delay but watching for that accident off to the side. getting more details about this accident in horsham. we're hearing there are injuries on the scene so you'll see ems crews out here on 611, that's easton road at moreland avenue. and it's not our only problem. we've had a bunch of issues. a house fire with ice on the road on richwood road. a water main break and it looks like it was icy there. there was an accident right after that on woodland avenue at old soldier's road. another water main break on
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cheltenham avenue and of course there are water main breaks, look at these temperatures. 3 degrees in quakertown. 15 in center city. and remember, this is an improvement from yesterday. 9 degrees in tuckahoe. four in hammonton. six in smyrna. it's cold out there today but congratulations, it's going to get close to the freezing mark this afternoon. matt and tam. >> we're almost doing it. thank you, karen. new this morning, tensions between north korea and the u.s. remain high even as north korea says it will a long suspended cross border hotline with south korea. the move helps pave the way for official talks between the two sides about sending a north korean delegation to next month's winter olympics in south korea. the announcement comes after president trump responded to kim jong un's new year's day speech where un said there was a nuclear button on his desk and his missiles could strike the u.s. last night president trump tweeted a threat of his own. will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that i, too, have a
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tip. i think everyone is fairly familiar with clementines this time of year but i want to talk to you about mandarins which are in the same family of citrus but i prefer. these are largely seedless extremely flavorful, kind of this nice dance between tart and sweet and they're also very easy the peel. sometimes they're referred to as zipper mandarins bec in two motions. so they make for a wonderful snack this time of year and one of the things i love about these is because they are so easy to eat and they're so flavorful, ir a snack. instead of reaching for a piece of pie or some holiday cookies i'll go for these every time. >> my son loves them. >> mandarin oranges. >> he's -- clementines. we've been buying them by the bag full. in northfield atlantic county what do you know another water main break. zion road is now shut down between new road and juniper drive. watch for ice on the road there. we've got another water main break this morning ardmore on
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sutton road at aston avenue. we have a ton of them as you're driving around and you got to watch for ice here. a couple delays with mass transit. it is awfully cold to be waiting for a train. 11, 13 minutes late, that's not too bad i guess dave. >> today is playing out pretty much as expected karen. starting out cold on the el station platform and the bus stop. probably only about 13 to 14 degrees in the morning commute but during the afternoon we are going to get better. we'll wind up climbing to a high of 31 degrees at about 3 o'clock this afternoon and then for the evening commute not as bad. upper 20's. winds not all that strong today. as we take a look at the airport, we are looking at all green aircraft. there are some areas seeing some precipitation though and it's snow in chicago. orlando rain. no other major delays however to speak of. and if you're headed to the poconos this weekend, it's going to start out really raw. a wind chill advisory in effect starting thursday evening going through saturday afternoon. during that time period on the slopes, wind chills could be as low as 25 below zero, tam. >> my goodness. thank you, david. going on to health check
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injured. has san says his car is in need of serious repair but it's not totaled. he also says he still plans on going for the fireworks to ring in 2019. >> hope he's more careful. sixers host the spurs tonight. the team is still not sure if joel embiid will play. the center is listed as doubtful with a hand injury. embiid hurt his right hand during the game on sunday. x-rays were negative. the flyers fell apart in the second period of last night's game against the penguins. hey, there's coach pederson in the crowd. the pittsburgh scoring burst came in just four minutes. the sixers areflyers lost five . >> 6:27 now. broken water main affecting a busy south jersey road. karen has got that update up next. >> new from the overnight a deadly discovery in the lehigh valley. what police are sayingmpton county home. >> ♪ with dunkin' deals, you get two egg & cheese wake-up wrap sandwiches for $2.
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broken water main has turned into a 24 hour long project and countering leaving dozens of customers without service for more than a day. >> lotto fever is spiking. tonight's powerball and friday's mega millions are now worth more combined. >> the calm before the snow. a winter storm watch in effect for coastal counties in the area as accuweather continues to update the path and timing of a nor'easter. >> good morning, it's 6:30 on this wednesday january 3rd. let's get over to meteorologist, david murphy to find out about the cold and the snow and karen rogers has your traffic. good morning. >> this storm that we're tracking it is a tough one to track. there's been a lot of wobbling back in forth. >> closer to the coast could mean more snow. out to the east could mean less snow. and in a moment we'll give you our projections to are
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snowfall. winter storm watch in that coastal counties from burlington down to wildwood new jersey. it includes sussex county delaware. an advisory has been added in the rest of south jersey and also in kent county delaware inexcluding the city of dover. these are the areas where we expect the main impact from snow although even southeastern pennsylvania on some models is getting enough to perhaps make the morning commute a little slick. lots of sunshine to start out a little bit later this morning. and then those clouds that you see welling up in association with our forming nor'easter will begin to overtake us during the day. temperatures are starting out very cold. and we expected this yesterday. 15 degrees right now in philadelphia. nine in trenton. all the way down to five in allentown, two in reading, one in lancaster and 24 in cape may. not much wind out there so we don't have to worry about wind chills. and as go into the afternoon things are going to get better. by noon, 26. by 3 o'clock, 31. still cold enough for a coat and probably gloves but not nearly as harsh as it's been the last couple of days. and then 27 by 7 o'clock and you can see those clouds getting thicker on the model.
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the nor'easter itself is beginning to form down south. you can see rain and also some mixed precipitation and some snow inland. all of this will be moving up the coast as a low gets off our coast laterprobably after at 11 o'clock or midnight the coastal areas will start to see some snow. the rest of us getting it later in the overnight hours and early tomorrow morning. karen, i'll have details on how this is going to evolve, when it ends and how much we're going to get coming up from accuweather. what you got on the roads early. >> the big story today, dave, the water main breaks. they're popping up everywhere even more today than yesterday. starting to get busy here in cherry hill. the action cam is on the scene with this breaking news that we have a water main break on a busy area. 70 eastbound just past kings highway you see the left lane is blocked. we have a new water main break created ice on the roads. they're out there trying to sand it and deal with it right now but starting to get busy on 70 eastbound. northfield atlantic county zion road they had to shut it down at new road. another new water main break in ardmore on sutton road at
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athens avenue and all these places you're going to see ice even at this house fire when you've got crews out here dealing with this. this is richwood road near worthington road. also we have one on woodland avenue a water main break at old soldier's road. as soon as we reported the water main break, there was an accident nearby and i think icy conditions likely so be careful a water main break in cheltenham avenue as well. we've got an accident in horsham creating problems. horsham road at keith valley road and one on 611 at moreland avenue that's involving injuries on the scene. outside live an accident on the schuylkill here eastbound at montgomery drive. looks like three vehicles involved but it's off to the side. not creating too many delays just your volume building right here, matt and tam. >> okay, karen, thanks. breaking right now, firefighters have just got the upper hand on a blaze in philadelphia's somerton section. this is the action cam shot live here. broke out about an hour ago on the 1300 block of richwood road. looks like it damaged that home there. the red cross is helping two families that had to be
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evacuated. there are no reports of any injuries. crews in montgomery county have been working through the night to fix a water main that first broke more than 24 hours ago and the problem persists. "action news" reporter jeanette reyes is live along balligomingo road in west conshohocken with an update. good morning, jeanette. >> reporter: good morning, matt. the goal is to get this fixed in 24 hours. we're now at 25 but this is some tough stuff. it's also complicated. there were downed wires, the road was buckling and the temperatures are frigid. take a live look behind me. i want to zoom in on the front end loader there. it's lowering the middle segment so the pipes that it is replacing and it is just about where they want it but keep in mind they also have to fix the road and that in itself can take quite some time. nearly 24 hours after a major water main break, crews are still working here in west conshohocken off of balligomingo road. the massive 30-inch main burst yesterday this morning causing the road to buckle and power lines to come down.
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the summer wood corporation building suffered flooding damage once that water came gushing downhill. >> flooded everything out here. came through the building and out the back door. >> we're going to run off a generator and they're going to have to work around the clock to get it fixed. >> reporter: if homes weren't flooded, they most likely saw loss of power and water service. about 1,000 customers saw their service interrupted just after the main ruptured. >> we don't have children, young children in the house but i can't imagine if, you know -- for parents who do i can't imagine the hardship. this is crazy. >> reporter: and at this point about 50 customers are without water service. keep in mind there's also businesses there included. in fact a business owner had walked up to me a couple hours ago asking me when is the water going to come back because he's trying to decide whether or not he should open up his business and let his 150 employees come to work. so, again, the goal is 9, 10 o'clock this morning. that's what crews are telling us. we'll let you know if we hear anything different. keep in mind the road itself
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could take just a bit longer. reporting live in west conshohocken, jeanette reyes channel6 "action news." >> all right, thank you, jeanette. broken water mains are becoming a common sight around the region. police have blocked off coventry avenue in cheltenham so repairs can begin there this morning. the call for the burst pipe first came in around 11:00 last night. >> 6:36. local hvac companies are working overtime making repairs to customers who do not have any heat. bill trion and his family returned home to horsham on new year's day to discover the furnace was broken. they have since been heating their home by a wood burning fireplace and an electric radiator. the repairman nelson vega says age, wear and tear and this prolonged frigid weather all cause hvac systems to break down. >> these things are working maybe twice as hard, maybe three times as hard when you have a 50-degree temperature swing. >> vega says his service callss. >> at least two area schools are closed due to weather
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related problems. gunning bedford middle school in new castle delaware is closed due to a broken heating system. and chester high school will be closed again today due to a building maintenance issue. but teachers there are still expected to report to work. and with accuweather tracking this snow and more frigid temperatures in the forecast, be sure to join us for an early start tomorrow. we'll be on the air starting overnight, the mega millions jackpot jumped again with no big winner last night the prize now stands at $418 million. here are the numbers. one, 42, 47, 64, 70, the mega ball 22. the next drawing is on friday. lottery players can try for another giant jackpot tonight. the powerball even bigger at $440 million. get the result tonight during "n news" at 11:00. >> all right, let's turn to dave murphy now talk about how cold it is and the coming snow. >> coming snow later on tonight and especially tomorrow morning. storm tracker6 live double scan right now shows us that we are dry. taking a look outside, we have
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clear skies overhead and you can see how the sunshine is in. but unfortunately we are starting out very cold. not much wind. not a lot of wind chill to talk about.t 15 degrees in philadelphia. and those winds southwest at five giving you a wind chill of eight. it really isn't that impactful but again, you are going to want all those extra layers and the extra gear early. thinas we go through the day. for now though just 5 degrees in allentown, 9 degrees in trenton, just two in reading. 12 in wilmington and 24 in cape may. as we roll through the day, though, things do improve. 15 degrees by 8 o'clock but by 10 o'clock, 21. and after being stuck in the 20's for the last several days, 26 degrees by noon, we will get up to a high of 31 degrees and with winds on the light side, it should be a lot less harsh than it's been the last several days, so better in the afternoon, not a bad day to go out and get stuff done. 28 is your high in allentown, 28 in trenton, 29 in reading. 31 in wilmington. 32 in millville and a tad above the freezing mark in both cape may and up the coast in atlantic city. the big story of course comes
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tonight and it now looks like we're going to have a delay in the arrival ofprecipitation. by about 10:00 to midnight most models having snow moving in and then the latest run on future tracker actually holds this pretty far away from philadelphia by about 6 o'clock. and then whole lot in the city. this is not the only model, though. the euro has a much different picture for you. by 1:00 in the morning we're already seeing snow pushing up close to wilmington. by 4:00 a.m., past philadelphia. and then after that by 9:00 a.m., at least light snow all the way up to allentown and some steadier stuff down the shore. then it looks like this wraps up at some point during the middle of the afternoon. we're liking this sort of scenario better than the first one but it's no surprise that as you take a look at the model there's a wide disparity in how much snow we think we're get. the north american has been kind of up and down. i think that's an outliar right now and probably not close to what's actually going to happen. i would be surprised -- or wouldn't be surprised if this came back down in the next couple of runs. we are liking this one to
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3-inch projection for philadelphia and then a bit more down the shore. so here's what we're going for for now. we're estimating about a coating to an inch on the northern and western suburbs. about one to three in the center of the region and more like three to six down the shore. there is going to be a very sharp cutoff at some point from east to west where you just don't get that much snow. and some of you could winds up getting ripped off especially out to the west or to the north. big range from zero in some spots all the way up to six by the shore and remember that with every nor'easter a slight track shift can really make for big changes. a shift closer to the coast bumps the numbers up. a shift farther out to the sea brings them on down. what i've just shown you is a pretty good estimate for now but stick with us for more changes even as the storm is moving in. down the shore by the way that is where the heaviest snow is expected. probably somewhere in this range. significant travel delays would certainly be possible overnight into tomorrow morning. and keep in mind that you've got strong wind gusts and that could lead to blowing and drifting snow especially with th light fluffy snow it can really whip all over the place.
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in your seven-day not as harsh this afternoon after our cold start. 31 is the high. still arrives probably around 11:00 midnight something like that and then continues into thursday morning tapering offer in the afternoon. it's going to be windy and cold with a high of 29 tomorrow. and then an accuweather alert on friday and saturday as well because behind that departing nor'easter, the storm itself really deepens, really gets powerful as it pushes up toward new england and behind it we get a rush of arctic air back in place. 17 the high on friday. 15 on saturday. overnight lows of five and four will be close to records. sunday we're back to 24, still pretty cold but you might have just seen there we're going to get 40 on monday, 42 on tuesday. maybe a little mixed precipitation in through there but a lot better. >> okay, thank you david. it is 6:41. and forced out by fire. new york's first responders put to the test battling two big blazes in the same day. >> a holiday grinch has a change of heart returning to the scene of the crime with the stolen loot in hand. karen. >> 95 is starting to get a little busy as we look
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southbound here at bridge street as you hity. a 19 minute ride. we'll check the problems with water main breaks when we come back. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> 6:44. so cold, a field of nothingness. [laughter] well, actually there is stuff going on at philadelphia international airport but it's 15 degrees out there and all have this bleak view of humanity for some reason. >> do we all? >> karen, i think nobody told him we're supposed to make people feel a little bit better. >> don't speak for tam and i.
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not everybody's got a bleak view but you got it right, it's cold out there this morning. the action cam is on the scene and when it's this cold you quickly have ice. so you see what they're right now and sand on the roadway and that's because of this water main break in such a busy area. this is cherry hill, new jersey, right now and you see them trying to deal with this because you have the ice on the road as the action cam is looking at this. now they're salting it, they're sanding it. 70 eastbound this is a busy area to be dealing with a water main break. as you just travel past kings highway. the left lane is blocked. you see traffic getting by but that's a headache this morning on 70 east of kings highway. there you can see traffic really building in this area. problems everywhere. most of the problems are water main breaks. we have a new one on byberry road at philmont. richwood road near worthington. we have a house fire and likely ice there. woodland avenue at old soldier's road. a water main break and then there was an accident, water main break on cheltenham avenue at coventry and many of these are new this morning.
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couple of accidents in horsham, one on horsham road. the other on easton road so a few accidents mixed in with this as well. here's a new accident on vaughn road at second avenue in lower providence that's causing some problems. here's an accident on the schuylkill. this is eastbound at montgomery drive. three vehicles involved and now we see police and penndot on the scene. it's all off to thetoo bad there and i want to show you these travel times. overall it's really not too bad. i think it's too cold for people to work. i really think they're calling out sick because the past couple days we haven't seen terrible delays on your majors even though as you're traveling you're dealing with a ton of problems and water main breaks. so the bitter cold is still there. this is a new number. it's now 1 degree in quakertown. 15, though, in center city. in the suburbs in new jersey, it's now three in hammonton, seven in glassboro and six in smyrna, matt. >> might be on to something with that theory. thank you, karen. new video here this morning shows intense flames pouring from a residential building in brooklyn.
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the three-alarm fire spread next door and injured three firefighters. the photo shows the crew tackling the inferno from the roof. the minor injuries to the firefighters happened indoors when a staircase gave way. all occupants were safely evacuated. this has been a challenging time for the fire department in new york. a blaze in the bronx injured 23 people just hours earlier. the same borough where fire claimed 12 lives last week. >> also new this morning, a quiet lehigh valley community has been rocked by deadly gunfire. two people are reported dead on dead on the 300 block of west 27th street in the borough of northampton. officers responded to the scene around 9:30 last night. investigators were focused on a possible victim in the front yard of a home. police are not releasing any other details. they wi othreat to the public. >> a family in southern california can finally open the christmas gifts they thought they would never receive. surveillance cameras at the home caught a woman stealing
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packages from their doorstep. they filed a police report and thought that would just be the end of it. then on new year's day, the surveillance cameras captured the thief returning the gifts. the family says they are overwhelmed with gratitude. >> ♪ ♪ ♪
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>> time for a preview of "good morning america." >> robin roberts is joining us live in times square. we've been talking about this cold. we're going on early tomorrow we've all decided to come to work in long johns. we think that may be the best
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way. >> reporter: oh. [laughter] >> reporter: okay. full shots, please. [laughter] >> reporter: i want to see it all. want to see it all matt andmatt. but that winter whether you guys is causing chaos. airlines are waiving travel change fees as the south and northeast brace tabor that major storm. team coverage as ginger tracks the latest threats. backlash going for youtube star logan paul after he posted that video blog showing the body of someone who appeared to have taken their life. how youtube is now responding to the calls for the blogger to be removed from their site. weight watchers stock is soaring and this is the reason why. dj khaled as their new social media ambassador. that will do it. and as he begins his weight exclusively reveal what's the best diets are for 2018 and how you can find the plan that works for you but the plan to wear the long johns tomorrow,. [laughter] >> reporter: spot on. >> we will see if we can get
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matt to wear the ones with the flap. that would be great. >> hey, mine are blue as in code blue, robin . >> [laughter] >> have a good show. >> i never knew what it was for. >> uh-huh. >> let's take a look outside right now. i'm going to switch. we're looking at 422 past oaks. that's westbound traffic right there as you head towards collegeville. we've got an accident that's creating problems. police are on the scene and you see how slow it is now on 422 westbound. and a new accident popped up in runnemede. it's getting busy in traffic here. this is the black horse pike at smith lane so watch for that accident there, dave. >> all right, cold out there this morning. we're in the teens. some places in the single digits but we do improve today. going for a high of 31 degrees. winds fairly light. it will not be as harsh later on. notice how clouds are going to get thicker ahead of our arriving nor'easter later tonight. if you're heading to the poconos this weekend starting thursday afternoon going all all the way to saturday afternoon there's a wind chill advisory, wind chills as bad as 25 degrees below zero in the poconos through that time
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period. a word to the wise if you're headed out to the slopes. nor'easter coming with snow arriving overnight tonight in through tomorrow morning. we'll be back with top stories. >> ♪ ,000 in america last year.
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everything line to come down. restored sometime later this morning. a car crashed in southwest philadelphia left an officer with the philadelphia housing authority and another driver injured. the officer's vehicle also hit a parked car. >> the action cam is on the scene of breaking news. water main breaks everywhere including a busy area in cherry hill. 70 eastbound the left lane is blocked just past kings highway. you see the crews on the scene dealing with this. of course there's ice on the road. so now sanding it and trying to help people out through this morning commute. i want you to look at this graphic. we've got a ton of problems. water main breaks, house fire but water main breaks are the main issue. byberry road we've got one on woodland avenue, another on cheltenham avenue and dave they just keep >> no surprise as we've got temperatures in the single digits and teens this morning. 31 not as harsh this afternoon and then overnight tonight here comes the snow. by 4 o'clock in the morning the european model wants it past philadelphia and probably all the way up to allentown by 9 o'clock and then getting out of here later in the afternoon
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winter storm watch in effect right along the coast. an advisory inland. new jersey and delaware appear to get the worst of this but even philadelphia could go one to three. >> okay. ouch. >> we're going to be on early tomorrow. >> yeah, we'll help you 32 through it. >> 4:00 a.m. we'll get you ready folks. we'll see you then.
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good morning, america. winter storm a so-called bomb cyclone about to blast parts of the east coast. 15 states from florida to maine on alert for severe weather. snow slamming the south right now. cities icing over, schools closing. blizzard conditions causing this deadly pileup in buffalo. the alert for your commute this morning. breaking news, north korea turns the tables re-opens a k communications hotline with south korea. what it means for the u.s. as the war of words escalates between president trump and kim jong-un. trump says overnight he has a much bigger and powerful nuclear button than north korea's. outrage growing. parents calling for logan paul's youtube account to be shut down after he posted that disturbing video

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