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see the worst of the weather this evening. been pummeled over the past few hours with heavy rainfall. look at this dome. line. it has not lodged. down. john: temperatures going down a few degrees. that is expected as the sun goes down. temperatures away back to gainesville and lake lanier. when the heavy weather -- when could see freezing rain. chris: he was an approximate time we will see the rain transition. between 8:00 and 10:00, from walhalla to clemson and anderson, and the i-85 corridor is a concern into northeastern greenville county. john: northwestern spartanburg and northeastern greenville counties, all the way through the foothills, they could see an
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chris: at that one of the mountains, there is a possibility, that sliver may never transition over. because you are shoulder from the warm air moving up and over, some areas could get a lot of ice. john: up to a half inch of ice is possible. we will watch that closely. now back to you, carol. carol: people in northern greenville county are bracing for bad road conditions, and possible power outages. perhaps some of you are trying to decide if you'll brave the cold to head to donald trump's rally, or the diana ross concert downtown. wyff news 4's myra ruiz is live and local in travelers rest. myra? myra: we are a long white horse road, where the duncan chapel fire department told us about an accident involving a cap -- a pickup truck, and an suv. earlier today come are round 4:30, both of the two overturned vehicles were traveling on white
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rabbit trail, near the road. they skidded off the road, overturned, and welled up in this parking lot. fortunately, no one was injured, but you can see, it must have been a terrifying experience for those involved. here is what we saw earlier. this is a fountain outside the entrance to the cliffs at mountain park. it sums up what people recall from a few weeks ago, a beautiful image of winter, laced with treachery of ice. definitely not something people want to drive on. the highway patrol reported multiple traffic accidents earlier in the day. work crews with the department of transportation say they would also go to the scene to put a sand-salt mixture on the roadways. d.o.t. workers tell us, the roads have already been pre-treated. there were some shoppers at the publix on old buncombe road told us they were also trying to stay ahead of whatever might come, by stocking up with the staples before the bad weather. >> my girlfriend over here lost
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weeks ago, so we're a little concerned about that. we don't think it's going to be as bad this time. >> number one is generator, electricity. even folks that camp like to think they're roughing it, but without electricity, it takes a lot of fun out of it. we keep our trees trimmed the best we can. we keep salt for the ice, and keep propane on board. myra: the owner of the travelers rest-northern greenville koa campsite tells us that this place lost power for two days during the last winter storm. again, this is what you are looking at, long white horse road, is an example of what could happen when you are driving on the slick roadways. you want to be careful. this happened on a bridge above the swamp rabbit trail. myra ruiz, wyff news 4, live in travelers rest. michael: more examples here. d.o.t. officials say, stay off
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vehicles on highway 123. no word of any injuries. this is spartanburg county. road. highway patrol is responding to carolina. carol: in spartanburg county, an increase in crashes. mike mccormick is live and locals -- live and local. mike: first responders are working lots of accidents in spartanburg county. they have done so for the last hour or so. this bridge is proof of the reason why. down. that is because the bridge, sc-11 going over the north tackle it river and rainbow -- the north pacolet river and rainbow road, it is a sheet of ice. when we got here, there was a pickup truck that wrecked right here. truck out of the way.
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department had part of the road shut down because of the pickup. the windshield on the pickup was split in half from the crash. it was on its side when we got here. we believe the driver was ok. the scene is now clear along sc 11 in spartanburg county. you want to be careful. we have a constant mist coming down live in spartanburg county. it is so cold that it is creating a sheet of ice on the roads. that has emergency officials concerned about the rest of the night. >> we would like to see everybody stay off the roads and let the crews continue to treat the roads. we know it is not always a possibility. some people still need to go and work, so we ask, if you have to be out, take your time, slow down, and you will get there
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michael: we apologize there. we lost touch with mike. the weather may look fine at your place, but where you are headed, it a not be so. fire crews and d.o.t. workers are focused on no trouble spots with the icy weather. spartanburg county and i-foot -- i-85, often the scene of accidents. the lt is pretreating the roads, but crews remind us, bridges get slick no matter what. >> we have treated all our bridges. they are the first item that become frozen and received from -- frozen precipitation. >> we have had numerous accidents during the storm --
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michael: d.o.t. says, stay home if you can. if you have to fly, not a pretty night. getting there or getting out. tim waller is live and local in gsp tonight. tim, how are things? tim: the big story has less to do with weather conditions at gsp international airport, and more to do with what is happening at airports in other parts of the country. check this out. you can see on the arrivals and archers board, stacking up there on the right-hand side in the yellow letters. a lot of light delays right now -- flight delays in charlotte, chicago, dallas, detroit, a cancellation right now in new we are getting the aftereffects at gsp. it is affecting people picking up loved ones off of flights. right now, no major impacts from speaking of that, the airport
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for any ice thrown our way sometime tonight. they are treating the roads in and out of the airport, and treating the runways. so far, so good. tim waller, wyff news 4, live at gsp. carol: still to come, the td convention center is abuzz. donald trump is due on the stage in less than an hour. john: freezing rain continues, starting in henderson county early this morning.
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heavy icingcommitment 20-16 now ... . carol: commitment 2016, donald trump is kicking off his week in south carolina with a rally in
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five days away. and the rally is minutes away. wyff news 4's patrick hussion is live and local at the td convention center. what has trump said so far? patrick: this proves to be the biggest spectacle of a rally we have seen from donald trump so far. he was in south carolina, where he doubled down on potentially suing senator ted cruz four campaign ads that he says are lies. something south carolina voters may be considering as they head to the polling booths on saturday is the amount of time trump spent targeting george w. bush in the debate on saturday night. south carolina was crucial in george w bush's win back in the 2000 election. he remains popular here in south carolina, and he just so happens to be in the state, campaigning for his brother jeb today. jeb came to his defense on the
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will that attack on bush turn away any potential voters for trump? we'll have to wait and see. all week, you will continue to hear the candidates address faith and the military to south carolina voters. we are just days away from the south carolina primary on saturday, february 20. again, trump is set to take the stage in less than an hour. we will take you in come alive for that. patrick hussion, live at the td convention center, wyff news 4. carol: dr. ben carson is also holding an event tonight in the upstate. a live look now at the preparations. he is speaking at 7:00 at the spartanburg marriott at the 714 revival. bill clinton will be in greenville tomorrow, and painting for hillary clinton. the rally will take place at the west and community center downtown. doors open at 12:15. for a full list of campaign
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>> the next president should pick the next supreme court justice. michael: lawmakers react to justice scalia's sudden-death. john: here is the leading edge of moderate to very heavy rainfall moving quickly in our direction. with temperatures below freezing across the northern and central
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looking at major icewith the weekend death of carol: with the weekend death of supreme court justice antonin scalia, the court now faces the remainder of this term with only eight members. it's been more than 50 years since the court was in this position. his death leaves the possibility of a 4-4 tie on some major upcoming decisions.
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in greenwood today for a ted cruz campaign event. he spoke about the impact of scalia's death on the election. >> you saw it was the first topic of debate the other night. it's going to be a topic all week through saturday's primary. , and really, what president obama does, or tries to do, or does not do during this lame duck session, or what the united states senate does. the fact of the matter is, the next president should pick the next supreme court justice. carol: if scalia's family wishes, he could be given the honor of lying in repose in the supreme court's great hall. that was last done for chief justice william rehnquist a decade ago. michael: something very different, if you lovebirds, especially the national bird quite a sight out of georgia , tonight. two of the eaglets of the berry college eagle nest have hatched. we've been watching this with you for weeks. here's the view from the eagle cam earlier this afternoon. when the parents move around, you can see them, the baby eagles. the parents are keeping them warm in the february chill. we'll keep an eye on this, and
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berry college eagle cam. >> now, your live super doppler 4 hd weather forecast. john: right now, looking at heavy freezing drizzle across most of the area, especially along i-85 and north through north carolina and virginia. look at this heavy precipitation to the west. this is what concerns me. when it comes in, our temperatures are below freezing along i-85. we'll probably slowly warm up before the big batch of heavy rain moves in. if it does, and it moves in and we don't get above freezing, we could be talking about a major ice storm across the area, especially i-85 north through the foothills of north carolina where it has been freezing rain all the way for most of the day today. 70 set, they -- freezing rain continues in charlotte all the way back to hickory and morganton. in greensboro, you saw the snow
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we are looking at all the moisture coming in from the west. look at the rain, from west of asheville all the way back to tennessee. that warm air is going up and over the dome of cold air in the upstate, so it is warmer the most of the mountains than it is in the upstate. with a northeasterly wind, driving in cold, dry hair. -- cold, dry air. the future plus, 7:00 this evening, look at the temperatures below freezing. barely above freezing from laurens to anderson to clemson and back into toccoa, 32 degrees. look at all the pink at 7:00. the heavy precipitation comes in, this is 10:00 this evening along i-85 north through the foothills of north carolina. we could see a lot of freezing rain there. we warm up, maybe 58 degrees in anderson, 40, the highs will probably be around midnight. this is one: 30 a.m. it should be liquid precipitation, heavy rain across
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then, wraparound snow showers along the north carolina-tennessee line. a live shot of low clouds from on top of the peace center in greenville. freezing drizzle continues across the area where the temperatures in the upper 20's. holding steady, 28, dropped a degree in many sections of the last few hours. 28 in greenville and spartanburg, and rutherfordton and hendersonville. 29 in anderson. freezing it laurens and greenwood. we will that closely. northeasterly wind, a cold wind chill. 17 in greenville and hendersonville, 18 the wind chill in anderson and spartanburg. there is the storm system, snow in new england. there is the arctic air up here. it is driving down the eastern slopes of the mountains, right on top of us. tomorrow morning, the system goes out and here comes another system. we could see showers mixed with snow showers for the mountains.
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tonight, freezing rain likely, mixing with rain later on as temperature slowly rise above freezing. late this evening, becoming mostly sunny and milder in the upstate. the next piece of energy brings in scattered showers. wet snow in the higher elevations of the mountains. beautiful weather for the remainder of the week and the weekend. finally. michael: come on, warm air. carol: it is race we get daytona. brad: what a story unfolding with the 24 car. jeff gordon is in the broadcast booth.
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the gamecocks women >> now, wyff news 4 sports. >> every team is going to give us their best shot. so they may play their best basketball against us. so we just have to prepare. we have to prepare for their best. they haven't been playing so well. but they are a good basketball team. very well-coached. they have some great talent, great players, and they play hard. brad: the usc women are on the road tonight in knoxville, to face tennessee. south carolina can wrap up at least a share of the sec regular season title with a win against the vols. weather has pushed back the first round of the high school basketball playoffs tonight. all games involving greenville county schools, as well as surrounding area schools scheduled to play in the upstate tonight, have been postponed. many of those games will be played tomorrow night. check the wyff4 app for updated schedules and times. the usc men will have to put the blowout loss over the weekend behind them, as they head to columbia missouri. south
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kentucky over the weekend. now a chance for frank martin to , get his team back on track. >> we have rebounded from poor games fairly well. does that mean that will continue? i guess we will find out, as far as the scoreboard goers. but as far as the guys in the locker room, the leadership of our team, that remains strong. brad: some ncaa tournament projections have the gamecocks at a 6 or 7 seed. south carolina and missouri play tomorrow night at 7:00. clemson took care of business saturday against georgia tech. they can string a few wins together down the stretch to build a potential ncaa tournament resume. the tigers versus boston college wednesday, n.c. state saturday. they will need to win both games to stay in the race for internment bid. what a special story this has already started to be. it is race week in daytona. marc dopher and ricardo lecompte are in place for tomorrow's media day at the speedway. but chase
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action piloting the 24 car, will sit on the pole for the daytona 500. chase elliott, the son of hall of famer bill elliott, was named jeff gordon's successor at this time last year, right before media day at daytona, and like a wide-eyed kid, talked about a dream coming true. and now, he will sit on the pole sunday, behind the wheel of the 24. >> i don't think i had completely wrapped my head around, or let it sink in, the fact that we were even going to be competing in the daytona 500 today, much less go out and have a shot and be able to sit on the pole. brad: elliott is the youngest driver in history to sit on the pole at daytona. just 20 years old. he will be the star of the show tomorrow in daytona. complete coverage through the rest of the week. carol: may the temperatures rise. john: still below freezing. the purple line, that is the
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you can see, a wedge all the way through the upstate back into northeastern georgia. moderate to heavy rain moving into western georgia. double arrive later this evening. we could be talking about a major ice storm if we do not get above freezing. i will keep you updated every half hour here. carol: she spent a lifetime making a difference for people. winning healthcare for 8 million children. benefits for families of reservists and the national guard. standing strong around the world for human rights and women's rights. hillary clinton. she'll raise the minimum wage. take on the drug companies to lower the cost of
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tonight, supreme war. the death of justice scalia prompting a high-stakes showdown. the president vows to nominate a successor. republicans refuse to even consider it. major issues left hanging in the balance. facing trump's fury. the front-runner again threatening to sue ted
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over 9/11. trump's risky attack as the former president hits the trail. hospital bombing. a new horror in syria. medical facilities and schools are hit. children are killed. a massive storm from louisiana to maine. snow and ice in the north. a tornado outbreak hit the south. and heartburn alert. new concerns about prescription meds millions take to treat it linked to kidney disease, now linked to an increase risk of dementia. "nightly news" begins right now. >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this the "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. good evening. in an election year already fraught with improbable plot twists and drama now this. the ideological balance of the u.s. supreme court suddenly in limbo. tonight there's late word on who president obama might be considering to replace the late justice scalia as lines are

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