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along the mississippalabama border, the same system sendinisallyson: here is how you look from our hiltoour peace center skycam with a look in asheville and the scdot camera. you are lo that is a lot to take in. we have meteorologist chris justus and the weather center helping dale gilbefirst, let's talk about what we at. dale: we have a line of thunderstorms marching acrosshere is a graphic that is affecting everything from east of the great lakes and down to louisiana. it has done some damage in its journey soas it reaches into northeast georgia, western north carolina, the upstate, we have the potential of flash flooding, thunderstorms, heavy downpours of rain. chris juerdown and what to expect in your
chris: when we analyze these storms, we look for the temperature and that is the mains thunderstorms. since midnight, we have gone fr lower 50's to lower 60's and at the 70's back toward elbertonps give fuel to the thunderstorms. back toward the west, the lines set upe have severe threat index at a four out of the 10 with flooding being our mainwe are also watching for spidey wind damage. the timeframe is in now from 2:00. that quote move in through lunchtime. the robust line of storms moves into north georgia by 8:30 and pushing down to the mountains in counties and into greenville county between 9:00 andthis line could produce gusty
after that, but that fy wind to heavy rainfall and it continues through the heavy afternoon hours. around two inches to three inches. we will detail how mso thank you. happening today, the biggest day of tr some college athletes. patrick: these guys are hoping to get to the super bowl monday. across the car georgia, high school athletes will sta signing letters of intent to play college sports and there are a couple of big athletes set to anallyson: that signing day took her is runnie bottom of the screen along with traffiwe have seen aly myles about the morning and i think shheaded talbert's county. she was showing us the conditions, but there e area. at the base a number two us guys o across the nation. patrick: he is looking at
we will go to aly aly: we are live in front of elbert county high school. we drove from grnv around 3:30 and i don't know if you can hear it, but there is a lot of wind. we didn't pass a whole lot of rain tfor the most part, a pretty dry day.it is a good thing because a lot of folks want to stay dry in accounting when they will be here deal. signing letters of intent all across the country. one of the biggest names in the country is righte at this high school, or the top-ratedathlete hardman has played football. he is choosing from a long list of schools, including clemson, you g-8 and he will announce at a: 30. he has quite the list to choose from. the number one prospect in the nation, gray sean carey from new
clemson could ben his list. his announcement expected after1:00 this afternoon. aly myles wyff news 4. allyson: thank you. we will keep you updated. hundreds of athletes are signing national lenders, so stay tuned to our mobile app and a facebook for up-to-the-minute updates. abt into push notifications to find out immediatepatrick: to commitment 2016, senator ted cruz back in new hamp votes in next week's primary, following his win in iowa, but he wanted to remind south carolinians that their turn is coming. thousands packed the t.d. conven he then spoke with wyff news 4's nigel robertson. >> when you look at the history of the r iowa, how did you do it?
the grass roots. we had a great coming together. we had an incredib of pastors, republican women, young people, college students, of small business owners, of people just passionate to turn ou patrick: the primary there is tuesday, february 9. south caroli february 20, followed by the democrats primary on the 27. allyson: ted cruz has an endorsement from congressman duncan. he says he is throwing his support behind ted cruzmeanwhile, a different candidate getting support from sender tim scott who is endorsing marco rubio. if you're curious how many delegates can win during thewen on www.wyff4.com and the mobile app. we have a delegate tracker as taking it easy to know who was winning.
patrick: turning now to the super bowl. while it was a carnival atmosphere, as it usually is, for media night, it is time to get down to business have the latest from levi stadium. brad: there is certainly a lot to do in trthis stretches from san francisco down to san jose, but the carolina panthsa tripma. m somea have said that the mediar oblc: they have opening that come monday, press day, but they say this is a business>> we are here for one reason and that is to win a ballgame. we are not here to go down to san fran and party. nobody has been down to san fran. y understands that we are here to win the game. we came out here like it is a vacation and get our butts whoop
anything.nobody remembers who went to the super bowl and lost. marc: it is clear that they don't want their season to end like that. o something that no team has done in charlotte and that is bring ba : lots of coverage ahead. follow us on twitter, facebook and online throughou thank you. we will have a preview of the big game live from california just a few d geoff hart will join them or a special called "chasing a championship" at 8:00 friday night. allyson: taking a look at the roads, i-80 five around highway 101 with traffic picking up. it is went on some roadways. traffi on woodruff road and darlington road. an accident in greenhighway 221. two areas to lockout four. construction in anderson county toward pendleton.the right lane of highway 76
looking at slow-moving traffic throughout the week. 26 and 40, 385 and 85 all looking good. back to you. patrick: thank you. dale joins us again and we're looking at kerry's views. a lot of rain drops on the : it will be a wet and windy day. warm, too, unusual for this time of the yeareleases out of the south that 17 in greenville. -- breezes out of the saw that 17 in greenville. more rain to come. let's take a look at live super doppler 4 hd from the south. as you can see, some of the heaviest rain entering western h carolina, cherokee, graham, heavy downpours, frequent lightning in noa and there are flash flood watches out for northeastern georgia, western t short period of
areas leadg to flash flooding, so if you live in flood prone areas, watch out for that potential today. we have tag coverage with meteorologiss justus in to give us an idea of what kind ofsee coming through. chris: we are watching that line back towards the west. it had a lot of lightning and that could be an indication of how potent a thunderstok at primarily the lightning with the line of storms approaching the atlanta area and turning more into a rain event. we had about 80 lightning strikes 30 m and now we have eight. we will watch that trend, but threats remain the same wi being the highest right the morning hours and the strongwind team second. we will be watching that isolated torna threat. sometimes you can get that with line and it can rotate a little bit. we are talking about wind gust.
live, locaws with geoff hart, lbert. allyson: georgia has executed its oldest to throw in may. the state department of corrections says 72-year-old brandon astor jones was pronounced dead just before 1:00 jones was convicte shooting death of suburban atlanta store manager roger tackett during a robbery. another man was
also convicted and executed in 1985 in connection to the case. patrick: after trying to speed a roads bill to the senate floor, state senators are now hitting the brakes on a plan to get more money to south carolina's highways. the senate president pro tem told the finance committee on tuesday he wants to bring in the dot and the state infrastructure bank to tell the panel what they do. that would push the debate on the senate floor about how to raise more money for roads, cut
>> now, your live super doppler 4 hd fordale: good morning. we have had rain in laurens. 64 degrees and light rain in this time of the morning. isn't that crazy? breeze out of the south at 14 with stronger gusts, especially in theaihe have stronger downpours of rain as from tennessee back into georgia. from knoxville oblique to canton , it is really coming down in the mountains of georgia. south carolina, north carolina and georgied rain and higher elevation counties and georgia, northern, greenville, pickens with a higher elevation and quicker not occurring.that is where we could see heavy downpours of rain in a short
flash flooding. we are seeing rain now and heavier rain working into the upstate and mouns by 9:30 and 10:00 with pretty good thunderstormthis continues until work its way eastward. by 4:00 this afternoon, still some prettn not carolina, spotty across the upstate and more so south of i-85 and clears out later this afternoon and evening. we have nice and sunny weather to look forward to for thursday, friday, saturday and sunday and temperatures get back to where we typthtemperatures right now looking like 58 in asheville, 63 in greenville, 71 in elberton and we will reach upper 60's for the upstate and low 60's for the mountawindy conditions will be the story today. that will be at weather maker. we will be watching for the potential of severe
through early afternthe hind it, cooler temperatures are back in time for the weekend. friday you will need the warm coat. 60's this morning and 20's and 30's by friday morning. upper 60's, 60 six or better for the upstate this afternoon. low 60's for highs in the mountains and dry weather for thursday through sunday. make plans outdoors this weekend but plan on it be morning hours. allyson: taking a look at the roads, i-85 around highway 101 is pretty muwe are looking at the wet roads, so be careful out th accidents for you in anderson county at hidden code circle and old ss drive. also one in greenwood on highway 221. a
couple of traffic lights out on woodruff road. miller road and darlington road
gton 10road causing a slow down. expect a little bit of a delay. 85 not delayed this morning. 11 minutm i-385 tally 153. let's see how it looks from our woodruff camera. patrick: thank you. in greenville county, the coroner has identified the man killed after his dump truck overturned. alvin toney of greer died yester of mckittrick and augusta roads. toney was wearing a seatbelt. an autopsy will be performed to today to determine if a medical condition played a part in the crash. now, to continuing coverage of the tucker hipps' case. a judg lawsuits involving the clemson student's death for efficiency and convenience. tucker was 19 wh he died during a fraternity run in september 2014. his parents say he was forced to
walk along a narrow bridge railing over lake hartwell. each lawsuit filed by hipps'
three members of sigma phi epsilon, the national and local chapters of the fraternity, and clemson university. all defend responsibility for hipps' death. allyson: an update now out of hawaii in the search of a missing upstate marine and his crew. two military helicopte crashed off the coast of honolulu last month. sergeant jeffrey sampler up woodruff was one of the marines missing. dna traces were found during search operations that ended two weeks ago.s were notified and the cause remains under investig today is national signing day and their big announcements today of where they will go to college, including highly ranathlete in the upstate.
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now, we're going to ramp this up big time. this is my producer lindsey and you are certifying a different sort of animal. what kind? >> i filled out all the same forms and certified an emotional support pig. >> an emotional support pig? >> a pig. >> did you have to meet anybody? did anybody call you? >> it was all online. >> same as with the dog. >> exact thing. >> alright, so you're going to fly with a pig? >> sure am. patrick: tune in to today starting at 7:00 a.m. to see what happens. allyson: an emotional support pig. patrick: i left my net home this morning. did you? you'll need extra emotional supporhow about you, they'll? -- dale? dale: good, even without the pig. heavier rain on the way. there are watches upper parts of georgia, flash flood watches for the mountains
for the downpours with already creeks and streams full could lead to locaat the bus stops, temperatures mild in the 60's. for the upstate, upper 60's for the aftetake rain gear because scattered showers are expect in the clearing up later this aftetoday's school salute goes out to brashier middle college. last week was spirit week and they raised more than $18,000 for able-sc, an organization that supports independent living for people with disabilities. they say they had a lot of fun helping the cause. we salute you today. allyson: it is now time for your timeline on this february 3. on this day in 1959, it will forever be known as the day the buddy holly, ritchie valens, and the big bopper, j.p. richardson died in a plane crash. patrick: the plane went down in a snow storm shortly after take
scdot cameras near highway 101. he will have
the traffic report comifirst, chris justus is in this morning with dale gilbert, tag teaming it. patrick: the attack team in severe weather and let's start with dale. what are we seeing? dale: we have had rain all night an front that is working its way to the carolinas. alrey impacting western north carolina and parts of western georgia with heavier downpours. the system has the potential to create flash floodd bring windy conditions to the area. chris justus has been doing some evaluation and gives us an idea could experience today. chris: we are watching a couple of thingthe temperature being the main thing. we have a severe threat index at
last flooding and spotty wind damage. the timeframe is around until 2:00 p.m. earlier around midnight, we were in the 50's and e warmed to the lower 60's. the 70's toward elberton. the more warmth is more fuel for storms. back toward the west in atlanta, this could have gusty wind. that will be favored for areas south of i-85. look at how this latest computer model to picks picture by 9:00 with heavier lines moving into the asheville area, down toward henbetween 9:00 and 11:00, the line moves into pickens county, oconee county and for greenville and spartanburg, around 11:00. the windown threat goes up . heavy rainfall until 2:00 or 3:00 and that increases are
creeks could spell their banwe are talking about as much as two we will show you how much you could allyson: thank you. happening today, the biggest day of the of fote also some of the biggest days for colleges who get the athletes.they will start signing letters of intent to play college sports. we have a signing day take a remnant the bottom of your screen, along with traffic ao have wyff news 4's aly myles joins us live from elbert county high school in georgia . aly: a whole lot of the excitement but not a l greenville this morning. didn't see much on the drive, but you can probably tell from my head that it is extremely it is a good thing letters of intentl be signed indoors today. one of the biggest names in the nation will make his intent known at elberh
this is where the top rated athlete mecole hardman, has played football. he is choosing from clemson and you g-8 and he'll announce at 8:30 this morning and has quite from. the number one prospect in the nation, rashan gary from new jersey, also has yet to commit. clemson could be on his list. after 1:00 this afternoon. aly myles wyff news 4. allyson: thanks, aly. we're going to keep you updated throughout the day as hundreds of athletes around the upstate sign national letters of intent. stay tuned to our wyff 4 mobile app and facebook page for up-the-minute updates all day long. be sure to opt into push notifications from our app to find out immediately about all the big decisions. patrick: to commitment 2016 now, senator ted cruz back in new hampshire lobbying for votes in next week's primary following his win in iowa, but not before
their turn is coming. thousands packed the t.d. convention center in greenville. he then spoke with wyff news 4's nigel robertson. nigel as senator, did you unite : the party? ted cruz well, it depends where : you look. if you look at the american people, absolutely, yes. listen, i've said many times, the biggest divide we've got in politics is not between democrats and republicans. the biggest divide we have is between career politicians in washington in both parties. patrick: the new hampshire primary is next tuesday. then comes south carolina's gop debate on february 13 in greenville. that's followed by the gop primary february
20 and the democrats primary on the 27. allyson: cruz now has an upstate endorsement following his visit to greenville. congressman jeff duncan says he's throwing his support behind cruz. meanwhile, a different candidate has the support of a u.s. senator from south carolina.
presidential race. if you're curious how many delegates candidates can win during this primary season, we have that information for you on wyff4.com and the wyff 4 mobile app, and we have a delegate tracker
on there, making it easy to know who's winning how many. check it out in the media window patrick: turning now to the super bowl, when the panthers and broncos meet sunday, it will be the first time two quarterbacks taken number one in the draft have faced off. but that's not the only historic matchup for cam newton. wyff news 4 sports director brad fralick has more from levi's stadium in santa clara. brad: two of the best players in super bowl 50 that will play against one another over the top two picks in the 2011 draft. cam newton number one and von miller number two, the first time that has happened when the top two picks in a single draft
seconds apart, shuge difference. we both had pretty good careers to this point and we had s to go out there and play sunday. >> there were a lot of special guys there, an happy to be drafted so high. when you look at jj walks, miller, julio jones, a.j. green, sheesh, that is crazy. brad: a couple more players he forgot to mention, the quarterback for the arizona tackle, the left tackle for the dallas loaded cop of the draft, that 2011 class was on the special. brad fralick wyff news sports. patrick: thank you. don't forget, we'll have a preview of the big game for youlive from california in just a few da. geoff hart will join brad and marc for the speciall called
>> now, your live super doppler 4 hd and mo degrees. wind out of the south at 17. typically, it drs overnight and until sunrise with some of the coldest temperatures but it goes in the other direction today because of country bringing us showers and thunderstormcoming down pretty good in western north carolina and northern georgia with flash flood was out for a good good at georgia and the mountains ofthey have the potential for some flash flooding with heavy period of time. some wind advisories for western north caroli well for the mountains and foothills of north that will be the big weather maker today.
stretches henortheast and all the way back down tf mexico with some of the heavier rain over few hours in early afternoon and they should taper off by the evening and clearing out with suncooler weather, too, but windy, wet today and definitely needing an umbrella. let's get the latest on traffichere is allyson powell. allyson: thank you. taking a aook at the r around pelham road south and northbound. northbound toward this green. commute. bridge road. in anderson, hidden cove circle and old shoals drive with an accident and no injuries. ththnext accident in gr highly 221.
trying to get back on track after the boss on the tigers opening this game up on an 11-2 run. jaron blossomgame knocking downthe wide open 3. 22 and 13 for the junior forward. but wake forest led 28 recess. the tigers open the second half on a 13-1 run. avery holmes knocks down the triple tigers out in front by 1. later, a 4-point clemson lead. jordan roper to the rack for the jam. the senior guard scored all of his 16 points after the half. dante grantham uncontested for the one-hand jam. clemson scoring 56 in the second half, the most in a half this season. on their way to a 76 to 62 win, and a 7-3 record in the acc. the gamecocks in athens taking on georgia. south carolina back in the associated press poll at number 25, first half. the dump down to yante maten for the dunk gives georgia a six point lead. maten led the bu. georgia up 10 at the break. gamecocks mounting the comeback. sindarius thornwell with the
then, duane notice, from the same spot, buries the triple. gamecocks now down 50 to 48, but the bulldogs have an answer. j.j. frazier shows up big for georgia, he drains the 3, pushes the lead back to 9. gamecocks lose their third game of the season. georgia with the upso 56. allyson: in our news to go, a live look from our woodruff road skycam.anderson skycam and peace center skycam as well as sc logbook northeast georgia. patrick: it is a rainy morning that could band early warm. dale: three "w's" today, warm, wet and windy. affecting northeastern georgia, north carolina and headed in our direction with the potential weather in the form of
we will watch out for high wind in the mountains of north he is chris justus with an update. chris: we are watching for that potential threat, the feel going into the storms, andt is the warmth. we have formed some 10 to 12 degrees since midnight.lower 70's down toward elberton and d give gusty are wind as the line moves through. here is the line we are talking about from atlanta nortthis being the most threatening as we move into the midmorning hours. putting a track on it as a moose the things in our areashould the here between two hours and three hours from now. between 9:00 and 11:00. as it moves into the area, this will be the severe aspect with gusty wind fg until 12:00.
i-85 around pelham road picking up. accidents on white horse road and one in anderson at hidden cove circle le shoals drive, causing issues. in greenwood, high 221 with a couple of things to watch out for.e how the 85 looks, picking up around woodruff road. happening today, the biggest day and in tin georgia, they will start signing letters of intent to play college sports and a couple of big-name athletes are set to announce today. we have a signing day ticket running at the bottom of the screen ao have aly myles live in elbert county. good morning. aly: good morning. it is a huge day for athletes.
nation right now and they will all make their intent this is where the top-rated athletes mecole hardman, has played football. he'll announce at 8:30 this morning from a long list which includes clemson and youa. the number one prospect in the nation, rashan gary from new jersey, also has yet to commit. his announcement expected just after 1:00 this afternoon. aly myles wyff news 4. patrick: thank you. we will keep you updated throughout t of athletes around the upstate sign national
letters of intent. stay tuned to our wyff 4 mobile app and facebook page for up-the-minute updates all day long. be sure to opt into push notifications from our app to find out immediately about all the big decisions. allyson: to commitment 2016 now, senator ted cruz back in new hampshire lobbying for votes in next week's primary following
a quick stop in the upstate, reminding south carolinians that
their turn is coming. thousands packed the t.d. convention center in greenville. he then spoke with wyff news 4's nigel robertson. you can find that interview on www.wyff4.com and our mobile app. patrick: senator cruz now has an upstate enhis visit. congressman jeff duncan says he's throwing hiseh cruz. meanwhile, a different candidate senator from south carolina. ot endorsing marco rubio in the presidential race. allyson: some primary dates to know, the new hampshire primar next then comes south tuesday. can february 13 in greenville. th democrats primary on the 27. in other news, the greenville the man killed after his dump died yesterdaye
roads. toney was wearing a seat an autopsy will be performed to day to determine if a medical condit crash. allyson: now, to continuing coverage of the tucker hipps' case. a judge consolidated t lawsuits involving the clemson student's death for efficiency tucker was 19 when officials he died during a fraternity run in september 2014. his parents say he was forced to walk along a narrow bridge railing over lake hartwell. each lawsuit filed by hipps' family seeks $25 million from three members of sigma phi epsilon, the national and local chapters of the fraternity, and clemson university. all defendants have denied any responsibility for hipps' death. patrick: an update now out of hawaii in the search of a missing upstate marine and his crew. two military helicopters crashed last month off of the asergeant jeffrey sempler of
who went missing. they say dna traces or found during rescue operations that ended families of identified marines were notified and the cause is under inveallyson: georgia has as -- executed its oldest death row inmate for t convenience store manager decades ago. the state departme corrections says 72-year-old brandon astor jones was pronou this morning. jones was conv9 shooting death of suburban atlanta store manager roger tackett during a robbery. another man was also convicted connection to the case. patrick: after trying to speed up roads bill, state senat brakes on a plan to get more money get to the south carolina's highways. the senate president pro tem told the finance committee on tuesday he wants to bring in the dot and the state infrastructure do. that would push the debate on the senate floor about how to raise more money for roads, cut taxes and reform the dot board
allyson: this morning, lawmakers are set to grow senator -- federal and state figures. >> michigan's top environmental -- environmental regulator and actioffice is expected to appear in house committee this morning. written testimony by t press says the state should have required flint to treat the water corrosion causing elements after elevated lead levels or discot just a state under the microscope.the hearing will focus on the epa's nn administering the safe drinking water act. several flint residents are expected to attend the hearing as well and they are trave bus, and some are expected to bring jug with them to show
back in the upstate, the university of south carolinan a new location in downtown greenvie.you are looking at the main campus in spartanburg and pleasantburg drive and greenvilil. the new one be by the peace center and the announced they will outline plans
for the new downtown greenville location if you are getting ready to walk out the door, other than the fact that roads are wet, give yourself extra time. in gree road with an accident. in anderson on hitting coach circle just about cleared up a at highway to 21, watch out. -- highway 221, watch out. you can see haywoo is ready busy and 385. patrick: as dale gilbert said,
a rain jacket may be a better idea than your umbrelle winds can bust an umbrella pretty quick. getting a break in greenville where a disk 60 four and cloudy. we have had showers and more coming awareally coming down and western parts of clay county, jackson county, cherokee county and into northern georgia. wind advisories for the mountains and flash flood advisories for henderson, transylvania, buncombe when the conditions. -- windy conditions. let's check in with ch looks like this line of storms back toward the west will give us a strong wind threat as we have throughout the midmorning hours. by lunchtime, a flood threat. we have isolated it for you. high threat for flooding, gust and
we could get a tornado warningsometimes to get a brief touchdown of the weak tornado and we will watch that closely. as f a rain, a solid inch across the area with some areas like anderson, oconee, pickens county picking up over one inch. we could get some flooding, some of the streams and creeks could fill their banks lrest. we will continue to track it. patric this morning on "today," paris presidential candidates shift their focus topr "today's" joined by bernie sanders and donald trump. that's just moments away. allyson: make sure to pick up a copy of the greenville news. it is the e for elephants to come to town, so -- patrick: a big change. allyson: hey, chris. thank you for joining us this morning. we will have an update on the leather.