tv KCCI 8 News This Morning Me-TV January 22, 2016 5:00am-6:00am CST
>> you're watching kcci 8 news. elizabeth: the east coast prepares for the possibility of two feet of snow this weekend. campaign stop controversy -- shaina: campaign stop controversy, why some parents are upset their children attended a carly fiorina rally. good morning, everyone, and kcci eight news this morning. january 22. metinka: a little more snow will be falling through central iowa, and then it will be out of here. catching a few light snow flakes all tracking to the southeast. it is spreading toward des
here over the next hour or two. it will create a light dusting of snow on the road, so watch for slick spots. temperatures will not harm up -- warm-up, with highs around 26, but over the weekend, elton conditions are back on the way before the next round of snow comes on monday. shaina: it might be different for us but right now, people up and down the east coast are bracing for what could be a storm for the record books. heavy snow and ice are expected to impact more than 50 million people this weekend. nikole killion is in washington, which is right in the bullseye, in the calm before the storm. nikole: things are quiet now but in a few hours it's all going downhill with the nation's capital officially under a blizzard warning. after an inch of snow crippled the commute washington is now , bracing for two feet or more. everything is shutting down from mass transit to the federal
the national weather service says more than 50 million people will be affected not only by , significant snow along the east coast but also ice and freezing rain that could stretch through portions of kentucky and the carolina. >> the cold temperatures and strong winds and we expect the winds to be very strong with this storm especially along the i-95 corridor will add to the impact. nikole: and the storm is financially the national weather service predicts the damage could top a billion dollars or more. in washington, i'm nikole killion. shaina: tennessee, north carolina, virginia, maryland and pennsylvania have also declared states of emergency. with the government shutting down due to the storm, all house votes on capitol hill will be delayed, but capitol hill will be open for local children to come sled and play in the snow. all of the major airlines have issued waivers, allowing travelers affected by the storm to re-book if needed, free of charge. more than 4,000 u.s. flights have already been cancelled
flight aware.com. american airlines and united airlines say they'll suspend all flights at some point today in washington, d.c. we've been checking, and there are some flights coming into and out of the des moines airport that are affected. the 6:30 delta flight to detroit is delayed until 9:30. and a 7:00 american airlines a.m. flight to charlotte has been cancelled altogether. make sure you check dsm airport.com if you're flying today. even if you're not going to the east coast, you could run into delays. we have learned an american student has been arrested in north korea. otto frederick warm beer was detained for allegedly act against the state. he is a student at the university of virginia and was traveling with a chinese travel organization. president obama sunny $80 million in federal aid to flint,
water crisis, the same day as the epa chief resigned. many residents are calling for their pipes to be replaced altogether. elizabeth: commitment 2016 news now, a polk city man is angry his son's daycare field trip wound up in the center of a anti-abortion rally. ms. fiorina: all right, we brought some young, very young caucus-goers. come on, they're all applauding for you. come on up. elizabeth: carly fiorina was speaking at the greater des moines botanical gardens on wednesday with a group of four-year-old and five-year-olds on stage with her. during the 15 minutes the kids were in the room, fiorina was standing in front of a giant picture of an unborn fetus, talking about her support for the unborn child protection act and the controversy surrounding planned parenthood's late-term abortions and harvesting of fetal tissue. >> i said, did you talk about babies? and he said, how did you know?
he was paying attention enough to know about that and i just don't know beyond that what else he took in. elizabeth: fiorina's deputy campaign manager sent a statement to kcci, explaining the candidate had run into the kids in the botanical gardens, and added, "i guess the kids must have thought she was pretty neat because then their teachers and parents and the kids all followed carly into the event." fiorina did not do well in the latest cnn orc poll of likely caucus goers in iowa. but the poll does show that donald trump, is still on top for the gop. he has 37% support. ted cruz is in second with 26%, then marco rubio with 14%. all other candidates are polling in single digits. shaina: in that same poll, there's a switch in the front-runner on the democratic side. bernie sanders now has an 8-point lead over hillary clinton, 51% to 43%. martin o'malley is in a distant 3rd with just 4% support. clinton continued her campaign in iowa thursday. she spoke to supporters at simpson college in indianola, about why it's important to
for any democrat. she also took some time to take a jab at sanders, saying he doesn't have enough experience with foreign policy. only two candidates are in iowa today. republican hopefuls mike huckabee and ben carson. carson will be in des moines tonight for an event at drake university. but, tomorrow is a much bigger day. on the republican side, huckabee, donald trump, ted cruz, and marco rubio have stops around the state, including several here in central iowa. and all three democratic candidates will be i ithe hawkeye state saturday and sunday. bernie sanders, hillary clinton, and martin o'malley each have several rallies planned around the state. clinton, sanders, and o'malley will all be together in des des moines onmoines on monday for a town hall forum. cnn is hosting the event at drake university. we will be carrying the event live, on our sub-channel 8.3 my des moines, starting at 8:00 p.m. elizabeth: out of town visitors may be out of luck for lodging next weekend. nearly every hotel room across
caucuses. emmy victor joins us live with more. so emmy, how early did people book these rooms? emmy: hundreds of hotels have been booked for months, even years. they made their decision early enough the season for media and campaign staff to be ready for this particular week. downtown hotels are the ones that have been seized out, typically because networks want to be close to them caucus media center in capital square on locust street. because of the loss of hotel fort des moines rooms in the west suburbs are filling up quickly. there have been little complaints from the hotels themselves, who say the caucus date this year is better than ever before. >> the last caucuses were held early january and had a larger impact because the rooms were filled over holiday time frame.
industry would be slower. emmy: those who may not have lodging and are still looking to come to town, airbnb has seen to be a big alternative for that. i looked on the website and there are only 20 rooms left and $500. not a lot of choices, that anything at this point. reporting live at the embassy suites, emmy victor, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. shaina: more big stories this morning, a close call for a metro couple, as a police chase comes to a destructive end on their property. it started as a routine traffic stop for failure to wear seatbelts. the driver, conor forrest, then led urbandale police on a high-speed chase reaching speeds of 100 miles per hour along meredith drive before ending in dramatic fashion at 84th and meredith. the suv slammed through an elderly couple's garage, a spot where owner alfred walk frequently works.
i often work with a sander and the saw out there and i would have been dead. shaina: right now police are not , saying why conor forrest initiated the chase thursday. another chase and crash happened wednesday, in that same urbandale neighborhood. this one ended when the suspect crashed his car into a dart bus at parkview and meredith. 23-year-old zachary senger of wisconsin now faces a list of charges, including owi, eluding a police officer, and speeding. the chase started after someone called 911 to report a reckless driver. officers tried to pull him over, but they say senger would not stop, and then ran into a dart bus. senger is now in the polk county jail. elizabeth: the mail delivery problems in clive we told you about thursday, could be part of a bigger issue. hundreds of people from all over the metro wrote in to our facebook page, saying they too are not getting their mail on time. and some say they sometimes receive other people's mail as well. post office officials blame the
suburbs and a lack of staffing. if you are having trouble receiving your mail, the postmaster says you should contact your post office as soon as possible. the time is now 5:10, and we want to check in with metinka. metinka: it is another wintry morning, some snow out there and chilly temperatures, but the snow may be impacting the morning rush-hour. maybe even leave a couple minutes early. snow through marshalltown, and it is spreading in the des moines direction so it will be affecting us through about 7:00. right now, we are at 25 in des moines, headed for 26. once the snow moves out, the chilly air will linger today, but some things to look forward to over the weekend. sunshine is on the way and temperatures getting back into the 30's.
a new tool may be in iowa's future, to help warn drivers when roads are icy. the iowa dot is the first in the nation to test something called pateye warning systems. the devices sense when the temperature is 32 degrees or below with moisture present. that's when the lights flash blue. there is still some work that needs to be done before official start installing them. right now they say the devices , flash too often, even when there is no ice present, and they're hard to see in the daytime. >> we want to be able to detect it and tell the public, motoring public, there is ice forming and be aware. anything we can do to prevent ice crashes is our goal. elizabeth: dot officials say
is receptive to their input. still ahead, career highs. some big numbers put up by several hawkeye players last night. how that's helping them in the plus, getting ready for the big game. a look at the final preparations in santa clara, california, just two weeks away from super bowl 50. shaina: and wifi hacks. we'll tell you how to protect yourself from data thieves, who may be targeting the internet in your own home. if you're are headed out early this morning, you should be ok. a little bit of snow could affect certain people in central iowa as the morning goes along, but so far things are looking pretty good. this is 35/80 and douglas, just a few people making their way out and they are not running into any issues.
>> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning with eric hanson, elizabeth klinge, meteorologist kurtis gertz and right now coverage with shaina humphries. metinka: good morning, some light snow will be moving central iowa over the next couple of hours. it is already snowing from story city through ames, into perry tracking to the south and southeast. plan for a couple of slippery spots, but the precipitation will be very light.
dusting at the most. temperatures are not that bad, of a factor at 16. the snow will be moving out of the state by noontime, and our temperatures will stay pretty close to where they are right now, around 26 degrees. we have a great warming trend in the forecast. shaina: turning to sports, it was an easy big ten win for the ninth ranked iowa hawkeyes last night on the road against the rutgers scarlet knights, with 3 hawkeye players hitting the 20 point mark. elizabeth: jarrod uthoff was 6 for 11 from the field, ending the night with 20 points. peter jok had a career high night, scoring 29 points overall, and going 5 for 9 from the 3 point line. anthony clemmons had a career high 20 points. and adam woodbury helped get the win as well, posting his third double-double of the season with
iowa wins 90-76 over rutgers and are now 6-0 in big ten play. they will have a touch matt -- tough match against purdue on sunday at noon. meanwhile iowa state is on the , road this weekend taking on tcu. that game tips off tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. on espn u. it's also a big weekend for the nfl. both the nfc and afc championship games will be played sunday. the new england patriots will first, take on the denver broncos for the afc that game is at 2:05 pm right here on kcci. then in the nfc, the arizona cardinals face the carolina panthers. that game kicks off at 5:40 pm on fox. the winners of both games go on to the super bowl on february 7 euro and kcci. and right now they're putting in , final preparations for the big game in california. super bowl 50 will be held in santa clara. some streets are already being blocked off, and crews are building super bowl city, including a stage where musicians will perform, including r&b singer alicia keyes and country star sean hayes.
headlines now today we'll see if , the markets can end the week better than they started. on thursday, stocks made up some of their massive losses. the dow was up almost 116 points . the nasdaq was flat, and the s and p 500 added more than 9. low oil prices have been dragging stocks down recently, but those lower fuel costs are translating into record profits for airlines. united says it earned $823 million last quarter, compared to just $28 million the year before. southwest and delta also say profits are soaring. a shocking new statistic from the tsa this morning. officials say they found more than 2600 guns in carry-on luggage last year. even more shocking, more than 80% of them were loaded. the guns were found at more than 230 airports during security checks. firearms, firearm parts and ammunition are all illegal in carry on bags, but they are allowed in checked bags if passengers inform the airline ahead of time. a recall for new parents this morning. britax is recalling over 71,000 infant car seats.
b-safe 35 elite and the b-safe 35 travel system made from october 2014 to july 2015. britax says it's received 74 complaints of the handles on the seats cracking or breaking. one infant even suffered a bruise and bump to the head, when the handle broke and the seat fell to the ground. we all know hackers target our credit cards, bank accounts, and personal information. but, have you thought about your home internet router? research finds half of home internet routers tested have outdated software, without security updates which could put your home at risk. experts say to avoid this problem change your password to , something that can't easily be guestsed don't use the same , password for your bank and email accounts, and change your passwords often. elizabeth: sriracha fans rejoice. the hot chili sauce is going mobile. new single serving packets of the condiment are now available online.
or a 200 pack for 35. the company started teasing fans about the new to-go packets on facebook wednesday. one fan's reaction? "my life is now complete." shaina: i know a lot of you would probably keep those in their pocket. elizabeth: never know if they need it. shaina: we should get some today to warm us up. metinka: it is a little on the chilly side, and we are expecting some light snow. it is snowing through story city, jefferson, and carroll. light snow is tracking to the south this morning. it will be right in the heart of the morning commute and the roadmap shows the roads are turning snow-covered. watch for slick spots. this is our panora school not webcam, where the snowflakes are calling down -- coming down gently.
miles in ames, and visibility in the state, we are dealing with some haze. that main storm system that a lot of folks are talking about, producing severe weather through portions of florida, that will be tracking to the east coast and hitting major cities hard. back here at home, it is quiet, we just have a light system bringing in snowfall this morning. even some melting temperatures are on the way. as we go toward sunday evening into monday, the next system will approach us and that will be affecting the monday morning commute. right now in des moines, 24 degrees, reading for the snow to arrive. north breeze now at seven miles per hour.
for 26. temperatures will not or not at all, despite the snow moving out, but things are looking a brighter -- looking a bit brighter. by the end of the week, temperatures will be back above freezing, so the trends are headed upward. shaina: no yuck on the road this morning, the roads are pretty much open. keep these mobile speed unit in mind. 2000 hartford avenue, 4100 12th street, 17th and university, 5000 northeast 22nd street, 1600 southeast 60 eight st.
different picture of who's leading the race in iowa, just a week and a half before the iowa caucus. more commitment 2016 news, after as president, i will defend this nation, but i will do it responsibly. i voted against the war in iraq, and that was the right vote. we must never forget the lessons of that experience. isis must be destroyed, but we should not do it alone. we need an international coalition with muslim boots on the ground fighting with our support. it's time to end
the quagmire of perpetual warfare in the middle east.
elizabeth: turning to commitment 2016 news now, new polls are out here in iowa, just over a week before the first votes for president will be cast. shaina: kcci's sally kidd is in washington with an update. ms. clinton: he has suggested that we invite iranian troops into syria. that is like
asking the arsonist to be the firefighter. sally: fighting a close race in iowa, hillary clinton is highlighting the differences between she and senator bernie sanders. ms. clinton: in theory, there's a lot to like about some of his ideas, but in theory isn't enough. a president has to deliver in reality. sally: sanders, campaigning in new hampshire, also talking about differences. mr. sanders: the difference is, i think it's just too late for establishment politics and
the crisis we face today. sally: the latest polling shows sanders' lead widening in the granite state. mr. sanders: this is the campaign that has the energy, has the momentum and can create a large voter turnout to bring us to victory. sally: politico's glenn thrush says it's a classic tortoise and hare dynamic, she has the organization, he has the enthusiasm. >> the question is going to become over the next few days is if we keep seeing sanders , pulling away in new hampshire, will we be hearing from the clinton people a sense that she's not going to compete fully in new hampshire. sally: on the republican side another iowa poll is out showing the race between donald trump and ted cruz is locked in a tie. shaina: the new cnn/orc poll gives trump an 11 point lead over crews in iowa. cruz has 37% of likely caucus-goers, trump has 26. marco rubio is the only other republican in double digits with
but when you look at only previous caucus goers, the race is neck and neck. cruz with 30, trump at 28, and rubio with 16. elizabeth: in that same poll on the democratic side, bernie sanders has an 8 point lead over hillary clinton in iowa. of previous caucus goers, the spread is even larger, with sanders leading by 17 points. shaina: the iowa caucus is just 10 days away, on february 1. the new hampshire primary will follow, on february 9. elizabeth: more ahead this morning at 5:30. des moines is bursting at the seams. emmy: hotel rooms our book right before the caucuses. how much it might cost you to get a room at this point. shaina:elizabeth: plus, check it out, it is starting. the massive snowstorm out east. find out what flights out of des moines are affected and see why we are very lucky, this one is skipping us. and speaking of luck, wow. how two officers managed to just
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just how much is the northeast expecting? washington, d.c. could have 30 inches by sunday. good morning, everyone and , welcome back, i'm shaina humphries. elizabeth: i'm elizabeth klinge, along with metinka. luckily for us, just a little bit of snow. metinka: at least it is nothing like that. just a little bit of snow affecting the morning commute, and this afternoon will be quiet. altoona catching some light snow and back through panora, snow showers moving through town. it is all tracking to the south, and will be moving into the metro area but we are just expecting a dusting of accumulation. temperatures will not be changing much either. right now, 24, headed for 26 this afternoon. shaina: like metinka said, the light snow is starting to affect the roads. they are partially covered in
keep that in mind if you are traveling today. right now, thousands of flights are canceled, and the federal government shutting down early. a massive winter storm will affect millions in the northeast this weekend. don champion is in washington , where people are already hunkering down. don: residents in the path of a potentially paralyzing blizzard rushed to supermarkets and supply stores late into the night gearing up to be snowed , in.
>> we got 700 shovels and within about all the shovels were two hours, depleted. don: more than 77 million people will feel the effects of the historic storm, set to cripple parts of the east coast in just a few hours. >> i've lived in dc most of my life, and i don't know that i have lived through a forecast like this. don: in washington, d c, federal offices, as well as the nation's will shut down this afternoon. companies began cutting limbs
thursday. already several airlines have preemptively cancelled thousands of flights and provided waivers to travelers to rebook when conditions improve. don champion, cbs news, washington. shaina: and we've been keeping an eye on flights out of des moines so far . a flight to detroit is delayed 3 hours, and two flights to charlotte, north carolina canceled. this will likely change throughout the day so if you are flying or expecting someone today, keep an eye on dsmairport.com. another developing story this morning we are learning more , about the arrest of an american college student in korea's central news agency says otto frederick warmbier is accused of carrying out a hostile act plotting to , undermine the north's system and he has links to the u.s. warmbier is a student at the entered north korea as a tourist. the u.s. embassy in seoul says it's aware of the reports of the student's arrest, and his family has been informed. elizabeth: more big stories, an urbandale couple says they
seeing. >> we saw all of the garage was gone and we didn't know why. where did it go? elizabeth: marion and alfred walk say a suspect leading police on a high-speed chase smashed right into the garage of their condominium on meredith drive. police say the driver conor , forrest reached speeds of 100 miles per hour thursday. just hours earlier another chase , ended in a crash with a dart bus just a few blocks away from their. -- from there. now to ottumwa a woman who stepped in to care for her 3-year-old nephew after his parents lost custody is now charged with killing the boy. 31-year-old kashenna tucker claimed wysdom evans fell down two years ago. but court documents now show tucker died from unreasonable force, torture or cruelty. tucker's being held on half a million dollars bond. >> anger and disgust and
shaina:elizabeth: chris beck of polk city says he's upset that his son's daycare field trip to the campaign event for republican carly fiorina. there is some debate over how the kids ended up on the stage with fiorina while she discussed her anti-abortion views and parenthood. fiorina's campaign sent a statement that the kids simply followed fiorina into the event. we can expect to see many more candidates in iowa over the next week along with staffers, , volunteers and reporters. they have to stay somewhere and emmy victor is live downtown where hotels are booked solid, emmy? emmy: there is about 11,000 hotel rooms in the greater des moines area. 230th them are right here at the embassy, but not a single room in this holding will be
>> there are some cancellations that are coming in. but those rooms are being filled with reservations almost as fast. so the likelihood at this late goes down. the embassy suites before caucuses will cost you at least $420. rooms are completely booked this monday to wednesday and from sunday, january 31 to tuesday, february 2. i looked at how much the rates would be on wednesday, february 3, averaging out to about $170. they do have staff available to handle all the crowd leading up to the event. there are a number of other hotels sold out all the way through next week. a lot of those on fleur drive
reporting at the embassy suites emmy victor, kcci 8 news, iowa's , news leader. elizabeth: this will be a big weekend for candidates in iowa. ben carson and mike huckabee both have several stops throughout the state today. tomorrow donald trump, marco rubio, ted cruz, hillary clinton, bernie sanders, and martin o'malley will all be in the state as they try to reach as many iowa caucus-goers as possible. and looking ahead to monday the democratic candidates will all be at a town hall forum at drake university, hosted by cnn. we will carry that event live on our sub channel 8.3 my des moines starting at 8:00 p.m. shaina: at 5:37, the big story is the massive storm in the east, what we have just some flurries. metinka: some snowflakes might impact the morning commute. even in central iowa, close to ankeny, is getting some snow. snowing through story city, and back through panora, spreading
it will be out why around 8:00 or 9:00 at the latest. it is 24 degrees in des moines. you will need the warm coats, but it is not as bitterly cold as earlier this week, said things are headed in the right direction. this afternoon, a high of 27 degrees. over the weekend, if you have enough snow, you might want to get out and do some sledding with temperatures in the 30's. shaina: news around iowa, we are expecting a big announcement today on iowa's water quality. governor branstad has an event at 1:00. the register reports he will announce a $97 million federal grant. the money will be used for flood reduction and water quality efforts across the state. you can watch for more details this afternoon here on kcci and kcci.com. more than 100 people were hoping to see the governor at the statehouse on thursday. they wanted to deliver a letter showing their opposition to the bakken pipeline. they say the pipeline would hurt
the iowa utilities board is holding hearings in february, to decide whether or not to approve the pipeline. it would cut through 18 iowa counties. elizabeth: if you drive interstate 80 through iowa you know how crowded it can be in places. the dot wants to hear from you. they're looking for ways to improve that. they set up a new website to evaluate the safety and capacity of i-80. you can find a link at kcci.com. someone stole a vehicle and crashed into several cars, including a police car. and officers were stunned when they finally stopped the car, and found a 12-year-old at the wheel. that child is now charged with second-degree theft, along with several other charges. still ahead, the two big topics that have you talking online. elizabeth: incredible video coming in, what happened to cause this very close call in texas. shaina: and he's the human suction cup.
counting the cars on the new jersey turnpike they've all come to look for america [ cheers and applause ] all come to look for america all come to look for america all come to look for america i'm bernie sanders, and
i approve this message. >> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning with eric hanson, elizabeth klinge, meteorologist kurtis gertz and right now coverage
metinka: good morning, we have some light snow moving into the des moines area this morning affecting the
morning commute. snow from ames, ankeny, and west of the metro back to panora and stuart. it is all moving off to the south that will be with us through the morning commute, and will get out of town or the afternoon. 24 now in des moines, the temperatures will not get a chance to warm up much, with a high of 26. even some 30's back in the forecast over the weekend. shaina: right now, a couple more stories we're watching. overnight in north carolina, officials are trying desperately to find a man who texted that he had fallen into a deep well. the 44-year-old went out for a walk and then texted his family that he had fallen and he loved them. officials narrowed down the area to a radius of about a mile and a half. they're using 4-wheelers, thermal equipment and a helicopter to search. we've also now learned that the fire that destroyed a popular restaurant in omaha's old market has been ruled accidental.
obvious damage to a gas line under m's pub. the gas leached into the basement of the building, and that's what caused the explosion and fire. elizabeth: the morning buzz now
and there are two big topics , that have our viewers talking today. shaina: the first, the missing mail. we told you about the delayed deliveries in the western suburbs on wednesday night. since then, we've heard from hundreds of you. elizabeth: erika writes on facebook, "our new health insurance cards were mailed out december 1. we just got them yesterday." amy says "this is definitely not , only a clive problem. at least once a week, we receive mail for another address. we have had our own mail returned because the post office has sent it to the wrong address and it has been marked undeliverable." shaina: stephany says, "we regularly get our neighbors' mail and are constantly looking for missing mail. i've had multiple friends who have received cards with none of the original items in them, and opened empty mail."
they want people to contact them if there's a problem. many of you say you have, but for now that's your best bet. elizabeth: the other big story you're talking about, republican presidential candidate carly fiorina
accused of using a group of daycare kids as props during an anti-abortion speech. this happened wednesday at the botanical center. tom says "it doesn't matter , whether this was a republican or democratic event. kids should not have been made a part of this." padgett -- "if that was my child they would be switching schools, that's for sure." a spokeswoman told us fiorina will be addressing the issue today at an event in washington, d.c. it will be interesting to hear what she has to say. shaina: we have some really close calls to show you now. this is from east texas. police officers on a traffic stop are on the side of the road, when a big rig comes by. look at that the trailer swinging across the road, just missing the officers and the driver they were assisting. the officers jumped into some nearby woods when they saw it coming. turns out the semi's brakes , locked up and that's what
elizabeth: now look at this, in california can you see the there? officials say he's trespassing on an active avalanche zone and look at what happens he triggers , an avalanche. he's a pro skiier and got video of it himself with his go pro helmet cam. he wasn't hurt but officials say he endangered everyone on the mountain. he's now facing criminal charges because of that. shaina: even if you are an expert, you have to be careful of everyone else. elizabeth: this is another head scratcher, so to speak. an illinois man has the odd ability to stick cans and other objects to his bald head. jamie keeton is called canhead . he says he makes up to a thousand dollars a day just for sticking stuff to his head. keeton says he has an abnormally high body temperature, about 100 degrees, that somehow turns his
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>> weather is never more than five minutes away, only on kcci 8 news this morning. shaina:metinka: we have some light slow to snow moving through central iowa, spreading toward norwalk in the downtown des moines area. it is very light snow but just enough snow to make those roads a little snow-covered and slippery. road conditions showing in the blue shaded roads, partially snow-covered, so keep that in mind as you are heading out for this morning rush-hour. this is our panora school not webcam. just a fresh coating of powder across the parking lot.
are getting started, and visibility has been affected to a couple of miles in ames. overall, no major restrictions of visibility, and it is tracking to the south. across southeast iowa, you might have a few flurries as well but this is very light. the main system that everybody is watching is across the southeast u.s., bringing blizzard conditions all the way through the weekend. back at home, we have some boring weather. high pressure will clear out our skies as we head through the weekend. we will have sunshine and melting conditions. by late sunday into early monday, the next system arise from the dakotas. freezing drizzle and snow for your monday commute. light snow will be moving in shortly, in north breeze at nine, and temperatures will not
the temperature close to what we had yesterday. over the weekend, we are hoping for some sunshine. temperatures back into the 30's. monday, some light snow moves back into the forecast but that should be melting by the end of the week. shaina: you might have a little bit of an issue in certain areas with snow
on the road, but we have not seen any slowdowns or accidents in the metro. make sure you pay attention around these locations, 2000 hartford avenue, 4100 twelve st, 1700 university, 5000 northeast 22nd street, and 1600 southeast
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elizabeth: we're hard at work on another full hour of kcci 8 news this morning we'll check in with emmy and metinka for a look at what you'll see after 6:00 a.m. emmy: i am joining you live this morning from the embassy suites downtown, one of the many places sold out right before caucuses. we will tell you about other hotels that are sold out, and how much it will cost to stay ahead. metinka: some light snow affecting the morning commute, and a warming trend for the weekend. elizabeth: taking another look outside, i-35/80.