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begins with chief meteorologist patrick rockey. tracking snow....we are tracking not just one but two systems that could bring us a chance of snow. the first system moves in tonight from the west. it will be a quick shot of snow as this system moves through. some areas could see anywhere from a dusting to half inch of snow accumulations. otherwise, expect mostly cloudy skies with overnight lows in the 20s. we )re tracking a much larger system for friday and saturday that could bring us snow but also some rain. ultimately, how much snow we see will all depend on the precise track of this storm. so let )s talk about it. we )re keeping an eye on an area of low pressure that move into the area from the southwest. as this system moves into some very cold air already in place, any precipitation that develops will first fall as snow early on
then, during the day, as low pressure moves over the area, it will drive in slightly warmer temperatures, which will cause the snow to transition into rain. once the low exits the coast by saturday, colder air will wrap around the backside of the low, causing any rain to transition back to snow. the highest snowfall amounts will likely be in the richmond area. however, some areas across hampton roads and ne north carolina could see several inches of snow as well. so how much snow are we talking about friday and saturday? for the peninsulas, we could see anywhere between 4 and 6 inches of snow. however, some higher amounts are possible in those communities, ecifically the middle ninsula and the northern neck. uthside, the eastern shore and parts of north carolina could see anywhere from 2 and 4 inches of snow. the outer banks will see less snowfall potential. again, this will all depend on the precise track of this system. stay tuned. most of the wintry weather will be gone by sunday, giving way to mostly to partly cloudy skies. it will be slick though. we )ll see more sun on monday with highs in the lower 50s. now to virginia beach - where our storm team coverage continues with newschannel three s gabriella the roads will be a big
for the snow? bridges and overpasses are the big concern when it comes to preparing -- and the lesner bridge is no exception. it will be one of the first spots crews hit tonight when they start treating the roads. six thousand tons of salt and sand -- its what virginia beach public works officials say is more than enough to handle the impending possible snow. 26;31 that could take care of several snow storms we )d have to have a real snow mageddon to use up 6k tons since virginia beach could see snow tonight -- crews will start using that salt sand mixture around 7. then -- once more at 1am -- and then if needed, another time. first theyll hit bridges and overpasses -- like the lesner. then main roads like shore drive and the boulevard. 28:18 tonight s forecast don )t look too bad and if the temp keeps going up today above freezing like they re saying it shouldn t be too bad. crews are also on standby -- just in case. 28:27 you still want to use a degree of caution and have everybody ready and on their toes staying on their toes is key for drivers too -- who know what it can be like when snow hits in the beach. 36;48 they )re crazy! they just
some of them do slow down 28:03 people usually can )t drive too well around here so i think everyone should just stay off the streets and all agree -- you never know what to expect in hampton roads. 29;46 anybody who s lived in hampton roads long enough knows there s nothing predictable about anything around here. we can prepare for a beach day in january and a blizzard the first week of march as for what s to come -- public works says they are playing that by ear. and for tonight -- crews are on on call just in case. in vb gd nc3 and right now our makenzie walter is live in chesapeake - where folks are stocking up ahead of the snow. makenzie - tell us how people are getting ready? people have gotten smart and know that its better to have snow gear and be prepared before the snow even comes, than to
pretty much everyone i talked to here in chesapeake today told me that based on what they saw last winter - theyd rather be safe, than sorry. track - its inevitable - we know the snow is coming, and although we didnt see any yet today - we did see plenty of people gearnig up for the wintry weekend. conway - shopper 50.55.19 i want to get it now in case the weathers bad derek - taylor do it center 39.13.04 over the past couple days weve been very busy with people coming in getting snow shovels, ice melt, de-icer, various things getting ready for the storm track - and with two chances of snow moving into the forecast - folks have learned from experience that you cant wait until the last minute. scott rudd - 36.15.22 better prepared than not. derek 39.56.22 shovels have been going first ebcause last year people remember ... they came in and we were selling a lot of them so a lot of people when they came in they were gone so people now are trying to get ahead of the game track - it doesnt only apply to winter gear. people are stocking up on food and water too - because we
snowy on the roads - sometimes its safer to stay off of them. scott 36.35.10 theres no need to be out with people driving that shouldnt be in this weather derek 40.48.04 if you do have to come out just be very careful. take your time wherever you have to go. look down outside to make sure there isnt any ice or snow ther so you wont slip shovels are the number one seller for people getting ready for this weekend. the next biggest seller - ice melter - this taylors do it center had to limit the number of bags per customer because they were seeing so many people coming in and stocking up. but the good news is people are getting prepared ahead of the storm which will weekend. now is the time to have the newschannel three app.
right from your smartphone or tablet. and just in case the lights go out - you can still know what s heading our way. download the free app now by heading to wtkr dot com - slash- apps. a woman is dead after a bad car crash in portsmouth. it happened last night around 7-30 on ansell avenue. crews were on scene for hours - trying to piece together what happened. right now police have not told us what exactly happened or who the woman s identity. but as soon as we get more information-- you ll see it here on newschannel three and w-t-k-r dot-com. on the military watch-- test results from drinking water at the fentress training air field in chesapeake show higher than normal levels of contamination. n-a-s oceana commanding officer lou shager made the announcement today after test results on the water came back showing two different types of p-f-c chemicals. the navy uses p-f-c s in foam used to fight fires. the e-p-a does not require action to be taken for the levels tested. but shager says the navy is taking preventive steps
officials say they )re working with the city of chesapeake and state officials to ensure the people who live outside of the base were not affected. the norfolk city treasurer - who is accused of corruption - pleaded his innocence before a federal judge today. newschannel 3 s margaret kavanagh - joins us live at the federal courthouse in norfolk with the update. norfolk city treasurer anthony burfoot enters a not guilty plea for the political corruption charges he is facing. the 48 year has been serving the city of norfolk since 2002 as a councilman - then a vice mayor and now as city treasurer.
deal offered and we have no intent at this point to consider any kind of a plea deal track burfoot s lawyer is also trying to get his bond modified because as it reads now he is not supposed have contact with potential witness which could be other government officials - making it difficult to do his current job. 02:17 we have to modify the bond so that he can have contact with people who might be witnesses and not talk about the case with them track that will have to be approved by a judge. meanwhile -- today we learned in court from the federal prosecutor that there are 40 to 50 boxes of evidence in along with electronic discovery. she called this case complex. burfoot faces 8 charges in total. the federal government is accusing him of using his position as a city official to make business deals. they allege that he would get cash, car payments and even appliances along with other benefits -- for helping local businessmen... the indictment states that he served as a silent partner for the group tivest. some city leaders want him to step aside as treasurer as his legal matter play out. but his lawyer says he s
politically motivated and says burfoot isn )t going anywhere. 06:28 why should he dignify these allegations by stepping aside as if he didn t. something wrong his lawyer would speak to us but we really wanted to hear from anthony himself and i asked him a few questions as he walked away he told me he was sorry that he couldn )t be more helpful but his lawyer advised him not to talk to us. live in norfolk mk newschannel 3 did a former navy seal - keep of a photo of bin laden )s body years after he was killed? new details about the hidden picture - ahead on newschannel three at five. a vietnam veteran s mission to restore a helicopter is bringing back some power memories. now he wants to find the
newschannel three has learned the head coach of norfolk state s lady spartans -- has been replaced. n-s-u tells us debra clark has been removed as head coach. the team is zero for 16 this season, and zero for six in the meac. clark will be reassigned within the athletic department. clark s replacement -- at least for now -- is larry vickers. he is the top assistant coach on the men s team. vickers will serve as interim coach until a permanent replacement is found. we )re learning more about the seal team six raid to kill wanted terrorist osama bin laden.
who says he helped kill bin laden -- may have kept photos of the corpse. newschannel three s jessica larche brings us the new details. while in disguise -- the former virginia beach navy seal matt bissonnette seal told cbs news -- he fired one of the fatal shots -- to kill osama bin laden. now -- "the intercept" publication says bissonnette may have held on to an unauthorized photo of osama bin laden )s corpse. a cnn report -- cites "the intercept" -- which claims bissonnette turned over the photo so he wouldn )t be prosecuted for holding on to classified materials. the intercept s report also clams bissonnette may have had a conflict of interest between his work as a member of seal team six -- and his
bissonnette famously laid out his account of the osama bin laden raid in his 2012 best seller "no easy day". the pentagon took issue with the book -- saying it was not accurate and it was a breach of a secrecy agreement. bissonnette claimed safety was not compromised. on the military watch - they used instruments - instead of weapons - and now the group of airmen - have returned home. newschannel three was at joint base langley-eustis earlier today for the full spectrum military band s homecoming. they are returning from the middle east and southwest asia. the band not only inspired fellow service members - but millions of people living in international
a veteran who served in vietnam - is on a new kind of mission. he )s restoring the same kind of-p&military chopper he used to fly -- for a local museum. but he )s also hoping to solve a mystery- that s haunted him for decades. kevin reece explains. nats wind - flags track the hearts veterans museum in huntsville is surrounded by retired military hardware. and its newest arrival - is one more very old bird. being carefully pieced back together. nats opens door track pilot. nats laughs as he climbs in track who admits - the huey - doesn t-p&quite fit the way she used to. "it s not very comfortable to be honest with you...." track his name is ed duke. captain ed duke. "i come in one night with 33 bullet holes going into my bird and nobody track he flew two made it back without a scratch. "...and never got a purple heart. the
"i )m glad laugh that )s the one award i did not want." track what he wants now, in addition to helping this non-profit museum - and its memories and sacrifices stay alive - is to find someone. "it stuck in my mind, this particular one it stuck in my mind all of this time...." track a rescue in 1967. a green beret near death - who fell into a punji pit - a razor sharp booby trap set by the enemy. but there wasn t room for the chopper to land. so duke swung the huey inches above a mountain ridge - where his buddies would have to throw the soldier in. "well if we miss we )re gonna kill em. well, if we don t try he )s gonna die anyway you know." track it worked. they got him to a hospital. and then duke realized how near death they )d all just been. "and i )m thinking to myself man you are so good you done saved this kid s life,-pyou know. and i looked down and i got a cigarette in each hand, laughter " track but duke never got the soldier s name. never found out if he lived. at 73 years old, he wants to know now. "..... so
find out if he made it. if he s still alive i d love to hug his neck." "if he made it i would love to find out." track so as he pieces an old chopper back together, that was actually flown by his own army helo company in vietnam...he s hoping to piece a few memories back together too. "it would make me cry. i would be so overjoyed." track maybe even sit that unnamed soldier, in the same kind of helo that helped save his life. "i would love to. i really would love to.." track for now though, ed duke and museum volunteers will keep working on restoring their huey.... "hoping someone will see this story that will trigger old memories...." track memories, and maybe the identity of a long forgotten soldier, coming along for the ride. supers: huntsville, texas vietnam video from cbs capt ed duke / us
the veteran is not the only one hard at work. newschannel three spotted this builder out in the cold today - working at the mathews county courthouse. tracking snow....we are systems that could bring us a the first system moves in tonight from the west. it will be a quick shot of snow as this system moves through. some areas could see anywhere from a dusting to half inch of snow accumulations. otherwise, expect mostly cloudy skies with overnight lows in the 20s. we )re tracking a much larger system for friday and saturday that could bring us snow but also
ultimately, how much snow we see will all depend on the precise track of this storm. so let )s talk about it. we )re keeping an eye on an area of low pressure that move into the area from the southwest. as this system moves into some very cold air already in place, any precipitation that develops will first fall as snow early on friday. then, during the day, as low pressure moves over the area, it will drive in slightly warmer temperatures, which will cause the snow to transition into rain. once the low exits the coast by saturday, colder air will wrap around the backside of the low, causing any rain to transition back to snow. the highest snowfall amounts will likely be in the richmond area. however, some areas across hampton roads and ne north carolina could see several inches of snow as well. so how much snow are we talking about
the peninsulas, we could see anywhere between 4 and 6 inches of snow. however, some those communities, specifically the middle peninsula and the northern neck. southside, the eastern shore and could see anywhere from 2 and 4 inches of snow. the outer potential. again, this will all this system. stay tuned. most of the wintry weather will be gone by sunday, giving way to mostly to partly cloudy skies. it will be slick though. we )ll see more sun on monday with highs in
it was not the threat of snow - but the (cold weather that closed a high school today. mathews high school closed this morning - sending students home. school leaders tell newschannel 3 there was a problem with the heating unit - just at that one school. the superintendent said contractors were out there today and have fixed the problem. the school will ( be back open tomorrow. winter brought - us spring-like temperatures - tornadoes - and now snow. but is there any