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>> go eagles! >> fly eagles fly. >> eagles fans are pumped, excited and ready for a win. the birds take to the field tonight for the nfc championship game. >> security measures go into effect this afternoon on a part of police efforts to keep everyone safe as the eagles hopefully celebrate a wig bin tonight. >> plus the linc is prepped and ready to go. temperatures will be ideal. >> are you ready for some football? we are now just 9.5 hours and counting from the nfc championship game. >> the eagles are just one win away from heading back to the super bowl in more than a decade. to say the fans are excited that's an understatement. kickoff at 6:40. the birds have been prepping all week long for this very moment. they need to notch one more win
at home and they will be headed to the super bowl. the entire region will no-doubt explode in excitement if we should say when it happens. >> our meteorologist chris sowers has the favorable weather conditions, bob brooks is with tailgatetors at fdr park and jeff chirico has huge security measures into place. let's begin with chris. the birds won't have to battle the cold. >> no they most certainly will not. temperatures are already warmer than they were all of last weekend when we had the eagles taking on the falcons. that temperature during game time was somewhere below 32 degrees with wind chills in the teens. it's already 40 in allentown, 40 for cape may, atlantic city 41 and wilmington is showing 35. we're going way up from there with a lot of sunshine to start or at least some sun, filtered with an increase in clouds as the day wears on. you do see rain popping up here
trying to press forward into the virginias. all of this activity stays out to the west. this should be a dry game. mainly cloudy conditions. 52 degrees is the forecasted high coming off of yesterday's 57. however there's still going to be a little bit of a breeze out of the south southwest very light 5-10 miles per hour but with temperatures just getting into the 50s, that should be good enough to put the feels-like numbers in the upper 40s. 52 for the high, right now it feels like 32. getting closer to game time the feels-like temperatures will be down into the low 40s. again weather conditions look favorable for tonight's game. when i come back we're going to talk about the chance of rain when we get into the workweek and more balmy temperatures by next weekend. >> fans are already gathering to cheer on the eagles. >> indeed they are. action news reporter bob brooks has been at fdr park all morning
where tailgaters have been gathering. bob, what does it look like right now? >> reporter: nydia and gray, i'll tell you what. it's warming up out here. it's going to be a great day for tailgating. i've been doing stories about the game all week. this city is excited. behind me is a look at fdr park. there's a few people trickling in. it's still early. the game doesn't start until 6:40. that man showed up at fdr park at 6:00 in the morning to make sure he got a spot. we spoke with him. let's take a listen. do you think it's a little crazy to be out here at 6:00 a.m.? >> no. this is what i have to do. i'm the spotter for my group and i have to get the spot. >> reporter: the winner of the first run to show up for tailgating waiting at the gate before the sun came up at 6:00 a.m. will vikings fans be welcomed? >> uls. everybody is welcomed. that's a misnomer in
philadelphia sports. everybody is welcome. >> reporter: jim says he's tailgated and watched a lot of eagles game this season. his prediction is simple. >> i've been watching the season all season. been out to l.a., a couple of different places to see him. and i'm very confident they're going to keep it home and we're going to be in the super bowl. >> reporter: the gates opened around 8:00, the woman working it says she can't wait to see the park fill up one last time for the biggest game of the year so far. >> you've got to be here to see it. >> yes. feel it. >> reporter: we talked to her at 8:00 sharp. that's kind of early. but we all know an on nfc championship game day it's never too early for an eagles cheer. >> e-a-g-l-e-s! >> you see a couple more suvs lined up. they're saving their spots for more tips on tailgating down
here. the wells fargo lots are the ones to open up next at 11:30. citizens bank park, those lots open up at 3:30 and the tail gates will be in full effect. bob brooks, channel 6 action news. gray? >> a nice green turtle neck, by the way. >> some parking restrictions that you need to know of ahead of tonight's big game beginning at 2:00 this afternoon, these cars will need to be removed from broad street. the city placing flyers on cars. you need to move the cars. parking will be prohibited from south street to the stadium complex and that includes the northbound and southbound median areas. >> those parking restrictions are just part of major security measures being taken by philadelphia police. jeff chirico joins us live with details on that. we hope everyone stays safe
tonight. >> reporter: absolutely. so do police. now of course the eagles aren't the only ones gearing up for game day. this is a big day for philadelphia police. they are asking folks to play it smart. as philly inflates with eagles pride, security is on the mind of residents and police alike. although 15 miles from the stadium, the intersection has been identify by police as a potential hot spot for game night celebrations. new london pizza will be open and hoping any fans that may spill out on to the streets after the game will be respectful. >> we're taking the precaution because of all the people being out tomorrow and we're going to make sure everything is, you know, shut down but still running. but for safety precautions. >> reporter: police have instituted a parking ban around frankfort and cotman.
these visitors from minnesota say they've noticed the extra security. >> we've seen a lotf police. >> reporter: the deputy police commissioner asks fans to enjoy the day but be smart. >> it's simple. you don't want to hurt other people, damage property. you had don't want to -- you don't want to get hurt yourself. >> reporter: some good advice. and of course have fun. septa police say the best way to get there is using the broad street line. they have added extra trains to make it a quick in and out. jeff chirico, channel 6 action news. >> jeff, thank you. septa says it's ready to help you get to the game. you can buy a special $4 pass. there will be added cars on the trains and they will come more
frequently. patco also expanding its weekend schedule. >> keep sending us your pictures and videos as you cheer on the eagles today. use the #6abcaction on twitter or post them to the action news facebook wall. >> stay with action news for complete game day coverage. be sure to join us at 5:00 p.m. and we will be live with post game reports as soon as the final whistle blows. we will bring you an hour of action news starting at 10:00 tonight. it all wraps up on action news sports sunday. >> and then the action news morning team will take the handoff with an early start at 4:00 a.m. tomorrow morning to join matt, tam, day of, karen with reaction across the tri-state area as the region hopefully prepares to begin for the super bowl. >> there is much more to come on this sunday morning edition of action news. new hope for those who grind
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the highway should be open to traffic. the time now is 9:12. republican pennsylvania congressman patrick meehan is the subject of a new investigation by the house ethics committee. paul ryan ordered that investigation after the new york times reported that meehan used thousands of dollars of taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment allegation. now according to the times, an aide accused meehan of making unwanted romantic advances towards her. his office released a statement denying those allegations. meehan is also being removed
from his position on the ethics committee. the federal government shutdown is ending its second day with no end in sight. each side of the aisle blaming the other. democrats have drown a line in the sand for a funding measure that includes a fix for the 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the u.s. as children. meanwhile a number of iconic landmarks including the statue of liberty closed while lawmakers fight over this budget. >> millions of people took to the streets in the second women's march. from washington, d.c. to los angeles and in small towns and cities, women and the men and children who support them marched for women's rights, promoted voting and protested president trump. the president took to twitter to respond to the events saying quote get out there now to celebrate historic milestones. lowest female unemployment in 18 years. here in philadelphia thousands of people took part in the march along the ben franklin
parkway. those taking part say the focus of this year's march is the upcoming election. >> time now 9:14. there's a big game tonight. meteorologist chris sowers with the forecast. >> and nobody will be protesting this forecast. it looks really nice. let's head over to the weather center and show you the forecast for the nfc championship game. 6:40 start time at the linc, looks really, really nice especially compared to the divisional round against the atlanta falcons when wind chills were stuck in the mid teens. this is going to be a completely different story. a light breeze out of the south southwest at 46 miles per hour. 46 degrees by 6:00 p.m. and coming off of a very comfortable high today of 52. so not too shabby. especially considering the time of year. 38 degrees right now in philadelphia with a dew point of 31. winds are light out of the southwest at 6 miles per hour and we currently have a wind chill in philadelphia of 33. there's that 38.
look at the 40s popping up to the north. reading and allentown 40. dover 41, millville 38 and atlantic city checking in at 41. there's some spritz and sprinkles out to the west but that activity will stay far away from lincoln financial field today clouds increasing during the afternoon. we talked about this yesterday, the arctic front is up here to the north. this is where the cold air is, the real brutal stuff, all of that is up through here in the southern provinces of canada. if anything this starts to lift even farther to the north as that area of low pressure approaches from the west. winds will strengthen out of the southwest and that means mild conditions not only for today and tomorrow, but for tuesday as well with high temperatures getting close to 60 degrees. future tracker 6 for the tailgaters later on this afternoon, looks nice, clouds and sun mixed. 6:30, game time, cloudy conditions it's dry. once again temperatures in the
upper 40s and just as everybody is heading home from the linc, cloudy skies, a couple of sprinkles well north getting into the poconos, north portions of pennsylvania, perhaps the cats kills, that's where all the showers will be. everybody else looks like the weather will be okay. as we head into monday, maybe we start out with a little patchy drizzle and it's clouds breaking for some sunshine only to see the clouds increase again monday night and that sets up tuesday. this is the only system that we're watching all week long. it's pretty potent cold front. gets in here right around 1:00, 2:00 in the afternoon. you can see the yellows the oranges and reds line up along that front which would indicate perhaps a rumble or two of thunder and winds will shift out of the northwest and we cool down for wednesday, thursday and friday. rainfall totals aren't too impressive with the bulk falling tuesday morning. forecast for today, sun and clouds, mild, nice day. 52 degrees is the forecasted high with the slightest breeze
out of the west southwest at 5-10. going hour by hour, whatever sun you see today it's going to be early with clouds lowering and thickening during the day. and overnight tonight get a load of these numbers. these are the normal highs for this time of the year and theets are going for overnight lows tonight. mostly cloudy and mild, 36 degrees places like reading and allentown. the exclusive accweather 7-day forecast. this will be four straight days in the 50s. increasing clouds monday, 56. tuesday almost 60. for now we'll post 59 with periods of rain especially early on. cool by mid week, 42 wednesday, thursday and friday 40 and we jump back up again next weekend. 56 and next saturday looks like 54 or 56. >> chris, thank you. a party on the deck for one of america's founding fathers, benjamin franklin.
the celebration. an historical reenenactment talks about the history. then it was time to blow out the candles. and continue the theme of america's beginnings, the museum of the american revolution held a demonstration of 18th century tent making. we'll be right back with health check. suffering from a sore
throat? most are triggered by the common cold or the flu, but our cold, dry air can also be to blame. gargling with salt water can be effective. soothe your irritated throat by staying hydrated. hot liquids can help. add honey. and if it's severe, it's time to see a doctor. depression is one of the biggest health issues in the world, especially on college campuses. one out of every three students reportedly suffers from
depression at some point. ucla has begun a major project to study the causes and develop better treatment. in september began offering voluntary health screenings to incoming students. they found students had expressed thoughts of suicide had never sought help. depression needs more attention on college campuses. >> 9:21 is your time. botox has been shown to do more than smooth out wrinkles. it is now being used to help those who grind their teeth. a new study finds that botox may actually help provide folks relief. researchers looked at botox as a treatment option in patients with what's known as symptomatic sleep bruxism, or teeth grinding. those who were given the botox treatment saw fewer symptoms and less pain. 9:23 sunday morning
temperatures across the mid atlantic are feeling mild. 38 for philadelphia and dc, pittsburgh is already in the 40s, not too bad out there, 42. and sire cues 29, the real art particular air is north of the u.s. canadian border where it will stay over the next several days. jersey shore 52 degrees. not too bad you got up to 55 yesterday. increasing clouds, philadelphia 52 coming off of yesterday's 57. and for the poconos a little bit cooler. 42 degrees the forecasted high with more clouds than sun. but even for them, that's pretty nice considering the time of year. for the eagles game later this evening, 6:40 start time, temperatures in the mid to upper 40s. you're still going to need a coat, but you can leave the scarf, gloves, hat at home. it will stay dry, all of that
stays well west of the city for today. gray? >> thank you for the update. so you thought you were an eagles fan. this family in bucks county may make you rethink your eagle loyalty. chopper 6 flew over this home, the display complete wavelength green lights, a goal post and a big banner stretching across the home that spells out eagles. and go eagles! you can show your spirit by wearing one of those new underdog t-shirts. a business in delaware county trying to keep up with the demand for this t-shirt that features the dog. it's become a favorite. logo warehouse was tasked with creating the clothing. orders are coming in from across the country. they're printing more than a thousand a day. the shirts sell for $18. all proceeds go to the philadelphia school district. >> nearly everyone has a
prediction for tonight's big game, even the birds most holiest of fans. >> you know our defense is going to come out with some big plays. the big d will put the chase on case. our offensive line. they've got to dig their heels in. >> i love her. sister virginia. she shared her take with us on the seem this season. she and her fellow sisters even wore the dog masks. they are predicting the eagles will win over the vikings. she says the final score will be 16-13. and john, a librarian at rutgers camden has written several history books. he says the vikings and eagles are evenly matched but he says the birds will take the win fueled in part by the
nay-sayers. >> especially charged by the home dog theme, that always motivates a team to feel like they've been disrespected. >> although he believes the birds will make it to the super bowl, he predicts tom brady and the patriots will take home the lombardi trophy. >> we invite you to send your pictures and videos to us use the hashtag #6abcaction.
>> fly eagles fly on the road to victory. >> eagles fans are thirsting for a victory. we are just nine hours away from game time. >> philadelphia are ready for any outcome following tonight's game to keep everyone safe. >> plus you couldn't ask for more perfect football weather going into tonight's big game. not too cold, not too hot.
>> just about 9:30. this is game day. the eagles hit the field in just nine hours. they will face the vikings in the nfc championship game. >> the birds head coach doug pederson has been preparing the team all week long for this all-important game. as you know, a win tonight sends the eagles to a super bowl. it will mark pederson's first as the head coach and the first for the eagles in more than ten years. and now it's time to get the game day forecast from meteorologist chris sowers. it is a good one, chris. >> it looks really, really nice. especially compared to last week during the divisional round when we had wind chills in the teens. this is looking a whole lot better. we'll see cloudy conditions of the the clouds are going to increase as the day wears on, but temperature-wise, about 52 degrees for today's high. actually around the whole region, look at the numbers here. 52 for trenton and philadelphia, 50 in lancaster, 50 in toms
river, 51 for millville and dover and cape may 45 degrees. increasing clouds, it's going to stay on the mild side. whatever sunshine we see it's going to be early and the clouds lower and thicken as the day wears on. by 3:00, 51. by 5:00 same thing and by 7:00, a cloudy sky and 48 degrees. you can see here we kind of got over the hump by thursday. we had that real cold air monday, tuesday and wednesday. thursday we started to turn the corner. 46 friday. yesterday 57 and today we're forecasting 52. and as we look at the numbers across the lower 48, there's winter right there, it's all the way up into southern canada. the lower 48 enjoying mild stuff right now. 50 degrees already in wichita, 65 in dallas, 57 in memphis and even when old man winter tries to make a comeback later this week, for the most part temperatures are seasonable. we're not looking at anything to terribly cold as it will stay to
the north and to the west across the high plains. even the cooldown that arrives wednesday, thursday and friday, we're still talking about temperatures in the 40s. guys? >> chris, thank you. there are parking restrictions you need to know about ahead of the big game. beginning at 2:00 this afternoon, these cars will need to be removed from broad street. last night the city put flyers on the cars warning drivers to remove those cars. let's go to jeff chirico in mayfair. police taking things seriously for the game. >> reporter: that's right, nydia. the eagles aren't the only ones preparing for game day. we are 15 miles from the stadium, but this has been identified as a potential hot spot for perhaps impromptu celebrations. now a 12-hour parking ban goes into effect at 3:00 this afternoon. the concern is that fans will spill out on to the streets as they did during the '08 world series. businesses around here are taking precautions and
philadelphia and septa police are beefing up presences around the city and they will be monitoring the celebrations closely. >> surveillance systems and our cameras will be very vigilant in response. >> you don't want to hurt other people, damage property. you don't want to get hurt yourself. >> reporter: if you are heading to the game, septa police suggest that you take the broad street line. they say they are adding extra trains to that route in order to get you in and out of the stadium complex. we are reporting live in mayfair, jeff chirico, channel 6 action news. >> thank you for the update. septa says it is ready to help you get to the big game tonight. you can purchase a special $4 pass to get to and from the game on the broad street subway line. there will be added cars on the trains and they will come more fracly. patco also expanding its weekend
schedule. >> fans have been waiting for today's game with bated breath and it is extra tighting because it's happening right here at home. >> bob brooks is in fandom with the tailgatetors. hi, bob. how are the crowds? >> reporter: we are in for a treat. it is warming up right now. we are in mid january and it feels like it's almost hitting that 50 degree mark already. let me step out of the way and show you things. at fdr park right now, not too crowded. we've got a couple of people along the drive down here. people coming down to reserve their spots and everyone is just in a great mood. how could you not be with weather like this. i want to bring up a graphic here. this is how the parking and tailgating lots are going to open up. fdr park is open right now, that happened around 8:00, it's going to happen in two more phases. the wells fargo lots, the m, n
and p lots are going to open up at 11:30, and citizens bank are going to open up at 3:30. the first man down here showed up before it was daylight at 6:00 a.m. his name is jim cobb. we spoke with him. >> reporter: do you think it's a little crazy to be out here at 6:00 a.m.? >> no. this is what i have to do. i'm the spotter for my group and i have to get the spot. there's a couple of amenities that this spot offers that other places don't offer that i'm not going to talk about because i don't want competition in the future. about no. this is what i do for the group and yeah. >> it has to be done. >> it has to be done. >> reporter: it has to be done. if you are a football fan, a birds fan, any fan who likes to tailgate, again you are going to be in for a treat coming down here today. and of course the nfc championship game, we're going to do it right.
win or lose, police ask you stay calm, you be respectful of everything and everyone as we go out and enjoy the day. bob brooks, channel 6 action news. >> we could all use some good common sense. thank you. our coverage of the eagles playoff run continues on 6abc.com. you can get analysis from our action news sports team and a look down the road. we're also showing you how some of the areas biggest eagles fans are getting ready for the game. >> your time now 9 can have 36. there's some new information to tell you about a man is in critical condition after a shooting in south philadelphia. it happened overnight in the 1400 block of christopher columbus boulevard. two men pulled out guns and one man shot the other. the victim was rushed to jefferson hospital. the man who fired the shot was taken into custody and questioned. also happening in south philadelphia, a man was shot in
the face. it happened during an argument inside an american legion post. police were called to south 24th and oregon avenue about 1:30 this morning. they say the argument began inside of the men's room. the victim was run to penn presbyterian where he is listed in critical condition. so far no arrests have been made. >> the taliban is claiming responsibility for an attack on an afghan hotel that has killed six people. afghan security forces say one of the victims is a foreigner but they did not say from what country. security forces killed gunman inside of the hotel. the taliban says there were five gun men and a news agency reported shooting continued after afghan had continued. an interior ministry official says 153 people including 31 foreigners were rescued from the hotel. today vice president mike
pence met with a king. he was asked by the vice president to rebuild trust and confidence after the trump administration's recent decision to designate jerusalem as israel's capital. people gathered outside to protest that decision and the vice president's visit. >> north korea's inspection team has arrived in south korea to review the winter olympic facilities. north korea will send 22 athletes to compete in three sports in the winter olympics in south korea and north and south korea will march together at the opening ceremony on february 9th. the two countries will also fill a ice hooky team. >> 9:38 on this sunday morning. a group of nonprofit organizations came together this weekend to help sheriff's deputy one month after their devastating loss. a fundraiser was held last night.
the proceeds will help the wife and daughter rebuild their lives. a fire swept through their home killing their two young sons. >> there's much more to come on action news on a sunday morning. big news for a popular singer. we've got the details on what ed sheerhan reveals about his personal life this weekend. >> green beer will be flowing for the eagles as they cheer on the birds. >> we're now taking a live look outside. the center city skyline here. it will be green later today. meteorologist chris sowers will have your exclusive accweather game day forecast when we return. >> santa barbara county
a 28-year-old woman. yesterday morning a k9 team found her body. the number dead from the mud slides 21. two more people are still missing. a woman has died after falling several decks below on a carnival cruise ship. the incident happened early friday morning. the medical team responded quickly but was unable to save the woman. the woman's name has not been released. >> sorry to tell you this, but singer ed sheeran says he's engaged. he broke the news on his instagram account. he posted a picture of him and his fiancee and he says they are very happy and so are their cats. he said last year she inspired his song "perfect" and that song number one on the billboard hot
100 charts. >> whatever allows him to keep cranking out the hits. >> you guys are feeling my pain. >> let's look outside. we are totally heartbroken, gray. that's our city hall camera and it looks pretty nice out there this morning, the clouds are quickly rolling in but temperatures are nice and mild. it's not half as cold as it was for that divisional round game where we were taking on the atlanta falcons. it should be a nice day overall. 57. today we are forecasting a high of 52 and you can see where that stacks up against the normal. the normal is 40. so we're a good 12 degrees above average. started out at 31 degrees this morning and now we're climbing. 48 in philadelphia, 40s to the north. 43 in trenton, 41 in at tant particular city and 42 in cape may. this is where the arctic boundary is and it will be lifting to the north slowly but surely and if anything we're
going to get warmer here tomorrow and tuesday. tuesday we could make a run at 60 degrees as this area of low pressure, this is a huge snowstorm blasting the front range of the rockies, we'll see a swath of 8-12 inches of snow like this. that low will cut into the great lakes and that will pour that warm air in as we get into monday and tuesday. tuesday's high temperatures somewhere between 57 and 60 degrees. there you go. the arctic boundaries to the north, increasing clouds today as that system gets a little bit closer but very, very mild and as we head into monday, lots of clouds around with peeks of sun. the system staying to the north, the arctic is up here. this is all 50s and 60 and the farther south you go into florida, the 70s start popping up. this is a nice pocket of warm air and by tuesday it gets even warmer. wednesday this front slides through and puts an end to the party. you'll see on the 7-day forecast, even when the cold air
slides through and we cool down, temperatures are seasonable. here's future tracker 6. increasing clouds as the day wears on. they lower and thicken, 6:30, game time it's just cloudy out there. showers are popping up well north of the city and we're talking about maybe perhaps a little spritz or sprinkle into the lehigh valley, the poconos and points north and east as we get into monday starting out with a combination of sun and clouds, those clouds quickly role in again and tuesday sets up this front here and it could be some heavier showers, maybe a quick-hitting thunderstorm. once that pushes through winds will shift out of the northwest. 52 today, allentown 48. millville 51, between ton 52, dover 52 and cape may 46. for the eagles game, tailgaters we're seeing temperatures in the 40s and low 50s and for the game rather cloudy with a south southwestly breeze, look at the
numbers. 49 degrees first quarter temperature and by the fourth quarter temperature we're book down to 44. fourth quarter last week it was 26 about a wind chill of 16. a lot of these numbers warmer than the normal high for this time of the year. dover and paper may also 40 degrees. the 7-day forecast. four days of 50s. yesterday 57, today 52. tomorrow 56 and tuesday, periods of rain but we're up to 59. then the front slams through, wednesday, thursday and friday. cooler days here but they're all above average. 42, 40 and 40. and then saturday and sunday next weekend we start bouncing back up again. 56 degrees saturday and it looks pretty much like a 56 or 55, somewhere around there for next sunday as well. nice january thaw. >> look what i have here. >> this is a present from my son. he let me borrow it today. he walked into the master
bedroom this morning, my husband said the eagles are going to wi. >> great prediction. >> there's the football right there. >> we're ready. >> okay, chris. thank you so much. a group of middle school girls spent their saturday afternoon helping to close the stem gender gap. they spent time learning to code and building website. the workshop is designed for girls who have limited exposure to technology. we'll be right back. it is now 9:50.
thanks to an alert and thoughtful police officer, a disabled teenager in peru received a blessing from pope francis. he was waiting with his family outside the place where the pope was meeting with representatives of the indigenous community. the officer said his plan was simple, carry the 13-year-old to the pope as soon as the pope walked outside. guess what? that plan worked. he had a brief conversation with the pope followed by a blessing. the teen and his parents were overwhelmed with joy. >> the action news big board technically speaking. boarding a plane truly going paperless at one major airport. british airways is using
self-service biometric boarding gates. it uses facial recognition technology in place of a boarding ticket. it recognizes your face through your passport that are already in the system. you stand on the mat and the gate opens if you're approved. british airways is the first to use it for international flights. dunkin' donuts is going high tech. this story is being called the next generation concept store. this concept store features the first drive-through exclusively for mobile ordering to make that run faster and more convenient. an exclusive on-the-go drive-through lane, and it features cell phone charges stations. nintendo is going old school and old fashioned. they have unveiled a new line of low-tech accessories.
the eagles fight song there. the entire region ready for tonight's big game. the players making those last-minute preparations ahead of the nfc championship game tonight. >> the sixers and the flyers are feeding off the energy enjoying big winning and of course cheering on the birds. here is jeff skversky with all of your sunday morning sports. >> we're almost there. the eagles are a win away from going to their third super bowl in team history with so much on the line. with so much pressure eagles quarterback nick foles says he's calm and that's exactly what you want from your quarterback in the biggest game of the season. here's minnesota quarterback case keenum arriving in philadelphia last night. it is a battle of the backup quarterbacks. foles can become only the fourth in the hissing it to the super bowl despite starting only three season games. the eagles are this close and we're not ready to go home.
>> we don't want this thing to end. we're having too much fun right now. it's definitely the most fun since i began playing football. >> i'm just excited because i know we going to bring the energy and i know the fans are going to bring the energy and have a championship game here. go to the super bowl, i know it's going to be electric. >> right now we're focused on the moment but this fan base is amazing. coming back here, philly, wherever i've been when i wasn't playing for the eagles has always had a special place in my heart. to play in front of these fans it's a great honor and we're going to give everything we have to give us an opportunity. >> and to get that win the sixers say they'll be watching from memphis where they'll play the grizzlies monday. the sixers said the buck stops here we're making the players the sixers are sixth seed right now midway through the season. philly fans fired up, fly eagles fly.
the sixers flying around against the bucks. joel embiid scores 29. sixers up as many as 22. they put it away. sixers 160-94. two games over 500 halfway through the season for the first time in more than a decade. the flyers are on fire. they were taking on the devils yesterday and they get off to a rare fast start as they inch closer and closer to the final wildcard spot. stacy graham checking out the game and the flyers giving everyone a lot to cheer about. five minutes unbelievable play, great hand-eye coordination, 2-0 flyers. lll flyers go on to a 3-1 win. they've won six of their last seven. they're in washington later today taking on the capitals and when the flyers say they will train it back and be rooting on
the eagles from the linc. that's sports i'm jeff skversky. have a great day. >> your time now 9:58. in honor of the eagles playing, a landmark center city bar will be breaking with one of its time honored traditions. they will be selling green beer for sunday's eagles game. it will be the first time they've served it for an event that did not happen on st. patrick's day. we invite you to share your eagles spirit with us. we may hear them right here on action news and of course go eagles! fly high! we'll be right back. good morning.
effect this afternoon. of course all part of police efforts to keep everyone safe as the eagles hopefully celebrate a big win. >> plus the linc is prepped and ready to go. game time temperatures will be ideal for fans and players. we're all ready for some football, right? we're just 8.5 hours and counting away from the nfc championship game. >> the eagles are just one win away from heading back to the super bowl in more than a decade and to say the fans are excited and pumped for the win, understatement. the philadelphia linc prepped and ready for the game. kickoff 6:40. the birds have been preparing all week long for this crucial moment. they need to notch one more win at home and they will be headed to the super bowl. the entire region will no doubt explode in excitement if, or should we say when, this all happens. >> oh, yeah. and we have live team coverage
of the eagles nfc championship game. chris sowers has the weather conditions, and jeff chirico has huge security measures going into place. let's begin with kris. at least the birds won't have to battle the bitter cold. >> no, unlike last week. this weekend we're talking about temperatures in the 40s and gray we want two more wins. we want to win the super bowl this time around. 45 degrees already in allentown. 44 in reading, philadelphia 42. millville 46. trenton 46. and we have some 50s popping up in atlantic city. cape may 44 and dover 43. satellite and radar, we're looking at clear conditions for the most part, although there are a couple of spritz and sprinkles, showers out to the west. all of that stay to the west going to hit a brick wall in the appalachian mountains. monday night and tuesday is a
different story. today it will stay dry. increasing clouds, tt high 52 degrees. we're a good 12 degrees above average although a little bit cooler compared to yesterday's 57. we still have a breeze out of the south southwest and that will put feels-like temperatures in the upper 40s. plan for 52 degrees for the high, but again it will feel just a little cooler than that with the wind. by 5:00 with the breeze down to 46 degrees. looking ahead here, increasing clouds today starting out with a little bit of sunshine but it's generally cloudy by afternoon. temperatures in the 50s not just today but for tomorrow and tuesday as well. there is some rain moving in monday night into tuesday. i'll have the details with the accweather 7-day forecast in just a few minutes. >> today is looking good chris, thank you. fans are already gathering to cheer on the eagles. >> indeed they are.
bob brooks. some folks got there really early this morning. >> reporter: yeah, nydia and gray they did. if there's any indicator what the weather is like, i ditched my jacket i'm down to my eagles green turtle neck because it is really warming up. not too crowded at fdr park but if anyone has been following along with us, that white tent wasn't there a few minutes ago. i see a father and son maybe tossing football along the way. things looking nice right now. you can see people honking their horns in excitement now. we spoke with a man who showed up here before daylight 6:00 a.m. >> do you think it's crazy to be out here at 6:00 a.m.? >> no. this is what i have to do. i'm the spotter for my group and i have to get the spot. >> reporter: the winner of the first run to show up for tailgating is big jim cobb here waiting at the gates before the sun came up 6:00 a.m.
>> will vikings fans be welcome? >> always. everybody is welcome. that's a misnomer in philadelphia sports. everybody's welcome. >> reporter: jim says he's tailgating and watched a lot of eagles game this season. his prediction is simple. >> i've been watching the teams all season, been out to l.a. and i'm really confident they're going to take it home and keep it hope and we're going to the super bowl. >> reporter: the let's opened around 8:00. the woman said she couldn't wait to see the parks fill up one last time. >> you've got to be here to see it. >> yes. and feel it. >> reporter: we talked to her at 8:00 sharp. that's kind of early. but we all know on nfc championship game day, it's never too early for an eagles cheer. >> eagles! >> reporter: it's never too early for that in the morning. >> yes.
>> reporter: okay. we have a live picture. that's jim, the man that was here at 6:00 a.m. i'm going to yell down to him see if he can give us a thumbs up here. hey jim! you feeling good! there he goes. he said eagles all the way. just a reminder for people who are going to continue to come down for the tailgate, obviously fdr park is opened up. the other tail gates wells fargo 11:30, and citizens bank park are going to open up at 3:30. by that time i'm sure the tailgates will be in full swing of the reporting live in south philadelphia, bob brooks, philadelphia channel 6 action news. >> there are parking restrictions you need to know about ahead of tonight's big game. these cars will need to be removed from broad street. the city placed flyers on cars that were parked along broad last night warning the drivers you can't park here. parking will be prohibited from south street to the stadium
complex and that includes in the northbound and southbound median area. >> part of the security measures taken by philadelphia police. action news reporter jeff chirico joins us live. we want everyone to stay safe tonight. >> that's right, nydia. this is a big game day, not just for the eagles but also for the philadelphia and septa police. they're used to big events like this. this one is no exception. they know what to do. they're tried and tested and they have some advice for folks. businesses here in the mayfair district and they're keeping an eye not just at the linc but all across the city. as philly inflates with eagles pride, security is on the minds of residents and police alike. although 15 miles from the stadium, the intersection of frankfort and cottman areas has been identified as a potential hot spot for celebration. new london pizza will be open
and is hoping that fans will be respectful. >> we're taking the precaution because of all the people being out tomorrow and we're going to make sure everything is, you know, shut down but still running but for safety precautions. >> reporter: police have instituted a parking ban beginning at 3:00 this afternoon. philadelphia and septa police laid out their "all hands on deck" game plan on friday. these visitors from minnesota say they've noticed the extra security. >> we've seen a lot of police. so they have it pretty well protected. >> we're not intimidating people so i don't think we're out looking for trouble so hopefully trouble won't find us. >> reporter: the deputy police commissioner asks fans to enjoy the day but be smart. >> it's pretty simple. you don't want to hurt other people, damage property. you don't want to get hurt yourself. >> reporter: we spoke with some businesses down here including the mayfair diner. they are staying open all night long welcoming fans to come in
and celebrate and have a post-game meal. they say they are taking some precautions but they will be open and they're confident that fans will celebrate appropriately. let's hope. we are live in mayfair, jeff chirico, channel 6 action news. >> all right, jeff, thank you. and septa says it's ready to help you get to the game. you can buy a special $4 pass to get to and from the game on the broad street subway line. there are added cars on the train and more frequently. and patco is also expanding its weekend schedule. >> be sure to keep sending us your pictures and videos as you cheer on the eagles today. we love all the babies and the pets. share them by using the hashtag #6abcaction. >> stay with action news for complete game day coverage. be sure to join us for pregame action at 5:00 p.m. and we will be live with post game as soon as the final whistle blows. plus we'll bring you an extra
hour of news. it all wraps up with extended live coverage on action news sports sunday. >> the action news morning team will take the handoff with an early start at 4:00 a.m. tomorrow. join matt, tam, dave and karen as the region hopefully begins to prepare for the super bowl. >> i have a feeling they're going to be very tired on monday morning after celebrating all night long. still ahead on action news, we are looking under the hood of the philadelphia auto show that's in town next weekend. >> local favorites will entertain the krounds during tonight's halftime performance at the nfc championship game. let's take you outside. a lot of folks out there on the slopes. meteorologist chris sowers has the exclusive accuweather forecast next.
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make a special appearance they will perform during half dime. the eagles official twitter account shared this video of the band rehearsing thursday night. ♪ fly eagles fly on the road to victory ♪ >> okay. you sound all right. no, they sound really good. the fans will be flying across the linc anyway but this will
make it better. >> a business in delaware county is trying to keep up with the demand. action news orders are coming in across the country. they are printing more than 1,000 a day. the shirts are $18 with all the proceeds going to the philadelphia school district. >> and the underdog chris sowers. >> i've always said the super bowl should be recognized as a holiday and everyone should get the day off. >> everybody is going to be tired tomorrow. here in the weather center, no such luck. eagles forecast against the minnesota vikings, looking pretty good. it's dry, cloudy but dry. temperatures are very, very mild. we're forecasting a high of 52 degrees today. the normal is 40. by gametime 49 so we're down
just a tad and by 10:00 the fourth quarter, 44 degrees and just the slightest breeze out of the south southwest at 4-6 miles per hour as we continue to thaw in the philadelphia area. this was sent in. this was a week ago look at all the ice on the delaware bay. look at it now. it's completely free of ice. all the ice is melted, the snow is all melted now as we see temperatures in the 50s a couple of times since and we'll continue to be above freezing here the next several days. today we're forecasting 52, tomorrow is in the 50s. we get into tuesday some of us hit 60 degrees. it's very comfortable out there this morning. a lot of low to mid 40s showing up. lancaster you're the exception, 49. the satellite and radar cloud cover to the north, a couple of spritz and sprinkles to the west. we're not expecting any wet weather for today.
although this system here, this is going to jump the rockies and cut into the great lakes as long as areas of low pressure pull this way, our surface winds are out ahead of it. all this precipitation you see here by lunchtime on tuesday, it's all in the form of rain. it's all liquid, there's no frozen precipitation. temperatures are going to be way too warm this time around. tuesday we'll skip over today and tomorrow. by 9:30 tuesday morning, here comes that line. you can see some yellows and oranges, this would indicate perhaps a rumble or two of thunder as that plows into that warm air. this will cross through early in the afternoon. the sun will return. temperatures will start falling and that's going to set up a cooler period for us wednesday, thursday and friday. rainfall totals nothing too terribly impressive, generally half inch to three-quarters of
an insurance. isolated areas could see heavier. poconos now reporting maybe eight-tenths of an inch of rain. 52 degrees is the forecasted high. the tailgaters weather is looking nice. 10:00 a.m., 39. lunchtime 46, increasing clouds. by 2:00, 50 degrees. more clouds than sun and clouding up, 54. and we will stay dry. mostly cloudy and very mild. these numbers are actually the normal highs for this time of year and these are going to the overnight lows. 36 degrees outlying suburbs, 40 in center city with just the slightest breeze out of the south southwest 5-10 miles per hour. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast. that's four straight days in the 50s, maybe some rain early on tuesday, otherwise it's clouds getting sunshine early afternoon. wednesday, thursday and friday are cool, and saturday we bump it up a notch.
up to 56 again. >> 50, 50, 50, we'll take it. >> the philadelphia auto show is less than a week away. >> the crew that plans the show was in detroit for the north american automatic so show. check out all the things they have to offer. >> the change is astonishing. it is accelerated, it's dazzling. >> reporter: in detroit manufacturers put their best on display. with mercedes unveiling a brand new g class, jeep showing off the cherokee and ford releasing a new mustang. >> just a little bit more power. >> reporter: that wasn't the only anniversary being celebrated. subaru marked 50 years, mercedes created a 10th anniversary of the smart car and chevy all new silverado. ford debuted a brand new ranger
and ram stole the show. >> one of the biggest things when you're going to step up to a truck. >> reporter: and that brand new ram will be in philadelphia. >> we love to look at the philadelphia as the place not only what's being done today, you're going to be see what's being done tomorrow. >> reporter: there will be more than 700 vehicles on display. super cars never before seen on the showroom floor. >> the value of these cars is over $5 million for these two cars. it's unbelievable. >> the strongest, fastest, most beautiful, most luxurious vehicle in the world. >> reporter: the hollywood car display is back. >> we have kit from knight rider, the mystery machine from scooby-doo. we have mater from cars. >> also back this year are the
classics that have been entertaining us for years like antique alley. >> i don't think i've ever seen, this is my 21st year, the depth and the breadth that will be seen at the philadelphia show. >> i want one of those cars. be sure to join us next saturday night for our auto show preview special beginning at 7:00. we'll see you after the break. we have a very special
morning. >> it's all about the eagles as they prepare to take on the vikings in the nfc championship game in about eight and a half hours. >> e-a-g-l-e-s eagles! >> cute. >> eagles fans begin at a young age. it's kind of the curriculum at the cooperative nursery school. the action cam was invited along as the little ones held this party. the students learned the fight song and wore their best attire and read books about the >> they're jamming, right? this is the steel can ensemble. they whipped up this version of the eagles fight song in just 40
minutes last week. good job. >> fly, eagles, fly on the road to victory! >> what are the eagles going to do? >> going to win the super bowl! >> how cute is that? that is little amelia with her grandpa showing her eagles spirit. one of the many videos sent to us on our facebook page. keep those pictures and videos coming. show us your proud and that is the link to send your photos and videos to us. >> coming up later this morning later here. >> here's matt o'donnell with a preview. >> phil murphy, what's ahead for the new governor. will it be easy and where does
24-18. >> i'm right. and eagles 26-13. >> and i had a little bit closer of a game. i had 17-13 eagles. the only thing that scarce me is i'm a lot more comfortable about this game than i was last week and this is a better defense. i don't know if it's because we already beat a very good team so i know we can do it again. but i very feel comfortable playing atlanta or minnesota. >> i feel very comfortable too. >> good. >> the forecast is pretty nice. you will be comfortable if you're heading to lincoln financial field. 52 degrees, increasing clouds today. game time temperature around 48 or 49. it will pull back to 44 or 45 of by the fourth quarter. tuesday that's not bad, 59 and then wednesday, thursday and friday. cooler days, 42, 40 and 40. but even that cool spell is seasonable. it's right where we should be for this time of the year. which is good news for people who are sick and tired of the
snow and cold. >> thank you chris. >> this week with george stephanopoulos right here next. >> good morning at the stroke of midnight the government shut down we're in day two. no signs of a compromise from republicans or democrats as the blame game is in high gear this morning. we're going to talk to the president's point man plus one of the senate democrats plus our grand new abc news washington post poll showing where the president stands lowest approval rating of modern times. it's all coming up this week. >> action news continues right back here at noon. >> as the eagles count down, our game day coverage continues. we have it all and so much more. >> and what does a family do when two family members have a chance at playing in the super bowl but only one can win. >> the kendricks ken undrum.
>> announcer: "this week" with george stephanopoulos starts right now. >> chaos in the capital. >> we do some crazy things in washington. this is utter madness. >> the american people are rightfully upset with every one of us. >> as congress and the white house fail at basic government. the blame game in high gear. >> held us hostage over the unrelated issue of illegal immigration. >> negotiating with president trump is like negotiating with jello. >> this is purely an attempt by senate democrats led by mr. schumer, it's why we call the schumer shut down. >> president trump earned an f for leadership. >> what will it take to break the stale mate and what does it mean for you? questions this week for the president's point man on capital hill and the democrat at the center of the talks and ke