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live, from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is "abc7 news." as i'm sure you know, pockets of rain are falling a around the bay area right now. live doppler 7 hd has been active all day. this is just the appetizer. i'm larry beil. >> and i'm ama daetz. this is what it looked like in pacifica a couple of hours ago. man, look at that. "abc7 news" was along the coast where we saw some street flooding and concerns over big waves and rough surf in san mateo. and take a look at the pouring rain in san francisco around lunchtime. "abc7 news" was at 16th and bryant streets where those umbrellas got a workout. root failure caused a tree
to crash down onto a suv and muni bus this morning in san francisco. thankfully nobody was hurt there. and the tree trimmers out in oakland. "abc7 news" was near mills college where trees were already damaged by a beatle infestation, and this has not helped at all. a live look now from our emeryville camera. skies are clearing in that area. drew tuma is tracking what we can expect tonight and into this weekend. drew? >> we're hungry for rain and we got some. live doppler 7 hd gets you right done on the street level. this pocket of yellow you see, that's a downpour that has developed. we have wet roadways across the east bay, so a slower than normal commute is under way. these light greens you see, light showers around santa clara at this hour, and more rain on the way. some spots saw a soaking like scott creek, over an inch of rain. napa just shy of half an inch.
and san francisco close to 0.4 of an inch of rain. this storm is a one on the storm impact scale. a light storm with scattered downpours throughout the evening. future weather shows you 7:00 through 9:00, still tracking some scattered downpours out there. that even continues as we close in on the midnight hour. a significantly stronger storm hits us for the first half of the weekend. it's a three on our storm impact scale. we'll detail that coming up. "abc7 news" reporter cornell bernard is live in pacifica where officials are preparing for heavy wind, rain, and pounding surf. >> reporter: el nino back with a vengeance, we've seen lots of waves break over the pacifica sea wall. just check out the surf. swells up to 10 feet so far. they could double in size by this weekend. and the city of pacifica is getting ready. public works crews in pacifica
are closing streets and filling potholes, where an angry pacific ocean could produce giant swells up to 20 feet from this weekend's storms. >> we're probably going to be getting an inch and a half of rain between now and sunday morning. so the amount of rain in a short period of time is one of my main concerns. >> reporter: that rain arrived early, bringing some neighborhood flooding with it, predicted heavy winds and cliff erosion also worry officials. it's a race against time for this construction crew, which demolished an apartment, and the job isn't done yet. are you trying to get ahead of the weather? >> we're trying. i don't think we're going to make it but we're going to try. >> reporter: max jones and his son, jamison, are monitoring this crumbling cliff, which appears to be eroding before our eyes. >> today, tomorrow, possibly sunday, this whole thing should
be gone by then. >> reporter: you think so? >> yeah. >> reporter: the cliff is off-limits and several homes have been red tagged. >> ten years ago, we had more shoreline. so the erosion is reclaiming it. >> reporter: construction crews are fighting erosion by shoring up this stretch of water front with dirt and rock. a little insurance against el nino. >> people are protecting their property, trying to prevent mother nature from doing its thing. >> reporter: 20-foot swells are predicted this weekend. heavy surf is sure to attract a lot of people coming down to beach boulevard and the like. advice to them, be very careful and especially if you're on the beach, be aware of sneaker waves. best advice, don't turn your back to the surf. >> all right. oh, man, wet weather out there. >> he looks like he's right in the thick of things out there.
>> our abc 7 now community is tracking the storm. check out the rain this morning here. you can see the cars there. isabelle sent us a beautiful rainbow. that looks spectacular. she calls this one the calm a of the storm. i saw a little bit of blue sky driving in. >> i saw more storm than rainbow. >> yeah. you can always share your weather photos or video with us on social media. just post it and use the #abc7now and that way we can find it and you never know, we may use it on air or online. a constant reminder this weekend, because it is a very strong storm that's coming. use the free "abc7 news" weather app to track the rain and enable the push alerts to receive breaking information. a woman accused of smothering a 13-month-old boy pleaded not guilty in a
courtroom today. police say hidden nanny cam video shows 20-year-old mariah gonzalez smothering the child. she's due back in court next month. there's developing news in los angeles. a new discovery has brought the o.j. simpson 1995 murder trial right back into the spotlight. tests are being done on a knife reportedly found on simpson's former estate when it was no demolished. simpson was acquitted in the two murders. lauren lyster has more on this new twist. lauren? >> reporter: you know, it was more than 20 years ago the o.j. simpson trial captivated the nation and the weapon used in the killing of simpson's ex-wife and her friend still remains a mystery to this day. but now something new has emerged. >> simpson not guilty of the crime of murder.
>> reporter: the o.j. simpson trial was settled decades ago, but police this morning clearing up a new story going around. >> regarding an alleged knife that may have been recovered, possibly in connection to the o.j. simpson case. >> reporter: los angeles police department revealing how they got that knife been the last month. >> lapd became aware of an item that was allegedly recovered by a citizen at the rockingham property, possibly during the demolition. >> reporter: that property, o.j. simpson's old brentwood home, demoll i believed in 1998. police said it was an off duty or retired police officer working in the area who claims a construction worker gave him the knife saying it was found on the esta estate. o.j. simpson was acquitted in the 1994 stabbing deaths of nicole brown simpson and her friend, ron brown.
simpson claims he's innocent. now many tv viewers reliving the trial in "the people versus o.j. simpson." as for what the discovery of this knife could mean -- >> no matter what this knife turns out to be, it won't lead to o.j. simpson getting prosecuted again. >> reporter: and that is because of double jeopardy. police also emphasizing they are still vetting the story to figure out whether it's real or made up, examining that knife for forensics, including dna. lauren lyster, "abc7 news," los angeles. ama? >> thank you, lauren. san jose police are investigating a deadly hit and run that happened just before 3:00 a.m. this silver nissan and red dodge collided, scattering debris all over the streets. the driver of the silver truck died from his injuries. police are looking for the other driver who ran. lieutenant mike king said a man
linked to the dodge has been detained. >> we're trying to figure out if he's related to this incident. >> the intersection was closed for seven hours during the initial investigation. last week, we introduced you to a 97-year-old renter who was being evicted, even though her land lord promised she could stay therefore. >> last night, she was rushed to the hospital where she died. vic lee is in the newsroom with the story. >> reporter: mary hatch's friend and roommate of some 30 years tells us that marie was terribly anxious and fearful of being evicted. she had been trying to calm her down all week. sadly, she came home from dinner yesterday afternoon and saw marie on the floor of her bedroom. the paramedics working on her. >> marie died from a broken heart from a broken promise.
>> reporter: her lawyer sums up what a lot of people think, that the eviction order hastened her death. her roommate believes that. >> she's lived here for 60 years and she's 97. it's not reasonable. it's not kind. it's not compassionate. >> reporter: the promise was made by her former land lady and good friend. >> she said marie, this is your home. you can live here as long as you want to. >> reporter: the promise was made some 60 years ago. hatch has been paying rent all along. only $900 a month for this cottage, estimated value $1.2 million. when her land lady died, her children kept the promise, but they too eventually passed. her new land lord is the husband of a granddaughter who also died. last month, hatch received this 60-day notice to leave. she was rushed to emergency with breathing problems. then last week, the eviction
story went viral. when we met her, she seemed emotionally drained. >> i don't know. i don't have the slightest idea where i'm going to go. that's why i don't sleep very much. >> reporter: she kept a neat house, she liked to cook, liked to work in her garden. but the eviction threat took too much out of her. >> this is pending displacement. i think really just knocked the pins out from under her. >> reporter: yesterday, hatch again was rushed to the hospital with respiratory problems. the official cause of death will come, but many will still believe it was because of a broken heart. vic lee, "abc7 news." fishing boats have been sitting idle at pier 45 since crab season was canceled. but now fishermen may get
government relief. a disaster relief bill would give fishermen $138 million in aid. >> our families can't catch a break this year. they came off a terrible salmon year, and to experience a complete loss with crab. >> the two congress members are urging the federal government to issue a disaster declaration to speed up aid. still ahead on "abc7 news" at 4:00, the emotional and violent reaction to the murder of a world famous activist for the rights of indigenous people. also -- ♪ the world's largest student ballet competition comes to san francisco. young dancers look for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. new at 4:30, the discovery of lead in more school drinking
fountains in the north bay. why one leader says this is a difficult issue to deal with. >> michael finney is taking your questions. he'll answer them here live a little later. >> at 4:13, our first live look at the afternoon commute. it is a mess in a lot of places. this is 101 in san jose. south bound is the direction that's all backed up. 880 over the top is moving slowly. back with more on "abc7 news" at
streets of honduras over the murder of an civil rights champion. >> berta caceres was shot in her home. kristen sze is here with the worldwide reaction. >> reporter: riot police fired tear gas at students throwing rocks today after the murder of this woman, berta caceres. it is truly stunned the world, even hollywood. leonardo dicaprio tweets, incredibly sad news this morning. we should all honor the brave contributions of berta caceres. today the indigenous rights activist would have turned 43. berta caceres is seen here working with a group to stop the building of a hydroelectric dam that would have cut them off from food, water, and medicine.
her life was under constant threat. >> we were struck by her fearless nature, her bravery, her courage. she acknowledged the risks and recognized the risks that she was taking, and said that she wasn't going to stop. >> reporter: in fact, she was working to stop the dam project again. she was actually under government protection when killed in her home. police call it robbery. her family suspects assassination. >> we do believe the government enables this when they do not take action against perpetrators of these crimes. >> reporter: berta caceres' death is sparking rallies around the world today. in fact, one will be starting at 5:00 tonight outside of senator dianne feinstein's office in san francisco. there are now five confirmed cases of zika virus in the bay area. public health officials reported case today. all of which were contracted during travel to south and
central america. two other zika cases were confirmed last week in napa county and san francisco. the virus is usually spread by mosquitos, but can also be transmitted through sexual intercourse. a dance competition that could launch hundreds of creams is taking place in san francisco this weekend. ♪ "abc7 news" was at the palace of fine arts as ballet dancers have all over northern california auditioned for the youth america grand prix. it's the world's largest ballet competition. the dancers range in age from 9 to 19 years of age. >> first you have to have a right physique. then you have to have the right technique. you have to have right visual appearance. and you also have to be determined. >> the dancers selected will get scholarships to the top ballet schools in london, paris, and new york. you want to talk about
opportunity right there. you've got to be at your best. >> the weather is at its best in terms of bringing rain. >> spencer christian has the day off, which was wise for him. meteorologist drew tuma has the forecast. >> light showers tonight and a much stronger storm moves in on saturday. probably one of the strongest we've seen this season. time now for you, live doppler 7 hd right now is showing you we are still tracking some scattered downpours out there. we're watching a line of heavier showers move on shore. this is around redwood city and in about 20 minutes, east palo alto seeing a downpour. light to moderate rain developing at this hour, hit or miss showers. everywhere right now, it feels humid and mild. everyone is in the lower 60s and we'll continue to have this muggy pattern the next 24 hours. our storm impact scale, the one
coming on saturday is a three. it's a strong storm. only two other storms this season have achieved this ranking. so rare to see a storm of this strength this season. hour by hour, the first half of your saturday, isolated to scattered downpours similar to what we're seeing right now. the activity ramps up in the afternoon. 3:00 saturday afternoon, heavier downpours widespread across the region. and then 6:00 in the evening, you see this line of red entering the north bay? that's a cold front that will increase the rainfall and strengthen those winds. that will continue through 8:00, crossing through the middle or the heart of the bay area, and by 9:00, it's moving into the south bay, behind that front the wind diminishes. future tracker wind gust shows a south breeze over 40 miles per hour at times. it is only strengthened as the cold front gets closer into the
eving with a lot of locations seeing gusts near 50 miles per hour. wind advisory in effect. this is going to be an issue tomorrow, local power outages and downed trees. so saturday between noon and 6:00, we'll see those downpours, the wind strengthen. i want you to focus from 6:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. in the evening. this is the heaviest of the rain, and the strongest of those winds, over 50 miles per hour. then another storm on sunday. this is going to be a two. a moderate storm on our storm impact scale. lightning is possible with this storm. sunday morning, isolated thunder showers. midday, may see a break in the activity before the rain fills in once again saturday or sunday evening and by 11:00, we're tracking downpours once again. so very active weekend is setting up. accuweather seven-day forecast, tomorrow, the stormiest we have in the next seven days. we have that key time frame, 6:00 to 9:00 in the evening,
expecting strong winds and the heaviest of the rain. then the rain tapers into monday and another storm next thursday and friday. so t >> thank you, drew. up next, a man down on his luck, one billions are spent to confuse and, dare i say it, flummox the american public. "save 16% on car insurance." "switch now..." well at compare.com, we say enough's enough.
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if you love watching wheel of fortune, this weekend is your chance to audition for the show. the whole mobile is returning to roanoke park. stop by to give that wheel a spin for prizes and audition to become a contestant. the wheel mobile will be there tomorrow from sunday noon to 4:00. all the details are posted at abc7news.com. a houston, texas man says his faith in humanity has been restored, thanks to a random act of kindness.
31-year-old keith burkett was talking to a customer at the restaurant he manages, when the conversation shifted to his car, which was badly in need of repairs. out of the blue, the stranger said, "let's get it fixed for you." they took it to a garage and the stranger picked up the entire tab. >> replaced all four shocks, all four struts, cleaned the fuel lines out, replaced the timing belt. there's another belt they said they were going to replace and i think they did something else. but it was about $1975. >> that's amazing. the generosity could not have come at a better time. he's had health problems. his grandfather died recently. burkett says the donor only made one request, that is pay it forward some day. awesome. >> wonderful. still ahead on "abc7 news" at 4:00, a local leader's blunt assessment about dealing with lead in the drinking fountains in the north bay schools.
los angeles police are examining a knife that was found at o.j. simpson's former home to see if it might be connected to the 1994 murders of nicole brown simpson and her friend ron goldman. a mover found the knife in the '90s and gave it to a retired lapd police officer. simpson was found not guilty. can't be retried because of double jeopardy. pouring rain this afternoon, just a taste of a stronger storm for this weekend. people are stocking up on sandbags. more scattered downpours are expected later tonight. the complete forecast is coming up. "abc7 news" reporter laura anthony tweeted this picture. coming up at 5:00, we'll tell you when that is going to be fixed. today, the health department started testing after lead contamination was found in the
water at two schools in heelsburg. wayne freedman is live at heelsburg junior high to explain ma the county has found so far. >> reporter: last week it turned out to be a false positive test. but that is an old campus. they began thinking what about the oldest campus in the district. so they did another test and the superintendent told us he's had a bad indication about that test, so they're trying to deal wit. >> i don't know what to expect to be honest. >> reporter: it's become a case of taking every precaution for lead in the water, and now having to wait. >> we're trying to get out in front of it and make sure the kids are safe. >> reporter: now a second school has turned off the fountains, imported bottled water and taken any food preparation off campus. parents are pleased with how the district has handled this. >> i think we're going to be
dealing with it more and more. you have older homes, aging infrastructure. it's not going to be just a heelsburg school district problem. >> reporter: more tests were ran this morning. we won't know the results until next week. here's karen millman. >> lead in the water does not mean your child has lead poisoning. >> reporter: the district hopes such questions will never need answering. here, everyone has a stake in this, even the superintendent. he has a child attending class in the district. >> you just want to take every extreme caution and treat these students as your own kids. >> reporter: wayne freedman, "abc7 news." >> for more information on how to understand the dangers of lead exposure, go to abc7news.com. work is underway to replace lead water pipes in flint, michigan.
it's part of the effort to replace 8,000 service lines. however, this wasn't the first crew to actually begin digging. yesterday, volunteers started ripping out pipes leading to one home. >> the people coming together. it's a human right issue. we have to take it upon ourselves to take action. >> the work comes as nancy pelosi led a group of two dozen congressional democrats on a tour of flint. now to the race for the white house. republican ben carson officially suspended his presidential campaign today. this weekend, the slugfest to win delegates heats up with several states holding contests. the big question remains, can big stop donald trump? maggie hughes has more from washington, d.c. >> reporter: today, donald trump served up what's become typical trump. calling out protesters --
>> get out out out! i have to tell you about the media? they are the most dishonest people. they're worse than rubio and worse than cruz. >> reporter: and a day after mitt romney laid out the case against him in salt lake city -- >> will he talk about our policy differences or attack me with every imaginable low-road insult. >> reporter: trump delivered. >> stupid mitt said, donald trump will ruin our economy. he's a stupid person. >> if he's our nominee, it will split the republican party and it will be the end of the modern conservative movement. >> reporter: but with trump winning 10 out of 15 states so far, can he be stopped? some suggested a brokered convention. the chairman of the rnc said the odds are small. he spoke to a conservative gathering in washington where trump was expected to appear tomorrow but said today he was canceling. ted cruz today in maine was asked whether he considered
uniting with marco rubio on a joint ticket. >> there's only one campaign that has repeatedly beaten donald trump, and there is only one campaign that can and will beat donald trump! >> reporter: looking ahead, saturday republicans will compete in four contests, democrats in three. they'll debate in michigan on sunday. megan hughes, abc news, washington. president obama says the latest economic news makes the u.s. economy the envy of the world. today, the labor department announced the economy created 242,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate held steady for a second straight month. >> today, america's businesses are creating jobs at the fastest pace since the '90s. the workforce is growing at the fastest pace since the year 2000. it is showing the kind of strength and durability that makes america's economy right now the envy of the world. >> the president took a jab at donald trump and the republican
candidates saying "america's pretty darn great right now." coming up on "abc7 news" at 4:00, you have to see this. this might be the wildest high school basketball finish, ever. [ buzzer ] >> you say it. >> that wasn't even the game winner. that's next. i'm michael finney. ask finney is just ahead. i'm taking your questions on twitter and facebook. i'll answer your questions right here live in just a couple minutes. i'm meteorologist drew tuma. live doppler 7 hd tracking downpours. a stronger storm arrives tomorrow. the details in the accuweather forecast. >> and you know what happens when it rains. this is interstate 880 in berkeley. it is jam packed in both directions.
the owner says the cat has a lot of patience with small dogs. the puppies are one happy group. oh, man. that's funny. well, we have seen some fantastic finishes by the warriors this year. >> but not even the warriors have come close to matching what happened in this high school playoff game last night in minnesota. [ buzzer ] >> a 70-foot bucket by a kid named nick default just as the buzzer sounded. that ended the third overtime against their rival marshal high. that basket only tied the game. fourth overtime. another buzzer beater, tied right there. and this is a three from 20 as
time expired. so they win 103-100 in quadruple overtime. that was pure. steph curry would be proud of that shot. >> yeah, he would. curry shower made it rain at oracle against the thunder. prince the artist tweeted this, yes, the view is better from up here. carry on. isn't that great? prince holds a concert tonight at oracle. >> he's like royalty. that's the lakers colors by the way, purple. catch the warriors against the lakers on sunday, the pregame starts at noon, the tipoff at 12:30. this will be the warriors' last game against kobe bryant. and after the game mike shumann will be live in los angeles with the postgame. we'll talk a lot of warriors and
kobe. let's turn to meteorologist drew tuma. that rain is finally here. >> and coming down in buckets in some spots. we are seeing some downpours develop. we showed you this a couple minutes ago, this has moved into castro valley. 580 is getting soaked. along the peninsula, you know it's going to be a slow commute home after you see all this rain right now along the freeways. yellow and red to the east and north of redwood city. this is just an appetizer. a stronger storm arrives tomorrow. it ranks as a three on our storm impact scale saturday. one to two inches of rain and very strong wind gusts. i want to show you really the key times on saturday from noon till 6:00, you have those downpours coming in, and the winds will strengthen. this is the three-hour time
frame from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. saturday' evening, with winds over 50 miles per hour. another storm moves in on sunday. this is a two on our storm impact scale. more rain. the chance of a thunder shower and winds over 20 miles per hour. sandhya patel will have a closer look at the whole weekend storm system coming up at 5:00. >> winds over 50 miles per hour. >> bring your patio furniture in. >> thank you, drew. still ahead on "abc7 news" at 4:00, another moon shot for space x. >> and a heartwarming reunion between two sisters separated for decades. the connection they had even before meeting. i'm michael finney. i'll be answering your questions about credit scores, and automatic
it requires a precise amount of fuel before the launch. spacex was trying to land the rocket on a barge in the ocean but has not announced whether that succeeded or failed. studies have shown feeding babies peanuts is more likely to protect them than harm them. a second study suggests the strategy could work with eggs. both studies follow a landmark research last year disputing beliefs that avoiding allergy foods in infancy was best. there's now a test to reveal if you're at risk or alzheimer's. >> scientists have found a link between proteins in the brain and the risk of developing alzheimer's. this is a brain scan that looks for these certain proteins.
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and karen is amazing. because these long lost sisters were not strangers. >> i immediately knew who she was. >> she was my student. >> when she called me, she said i know you. i said, diane, what do you mean you know me the >> karen taught diane in college back in 1985. they grew up 20 miles apart in upstate new york. diane had been given up for adoption and never knew anyone in her family. the events unfolded after they received a letter from the state's adoption registry with the other's name. they say they can't believe how much they have in common. time now for ask finney. michael finney is answering questions sent to him. michael m. e-mails in, i just renewed by subscription 30 days before the expiration work.
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>> it is. most people hate these things. i think what you can do is lock in what the cost of that car is going to be for up to six years or 100,000 miles. it's something worth considering. but you've got to negotiate and only buy a manufacturer extended warranty. up next, meet two of the bay area high school students who are changing the world. first, kristen sze has a look at what's coming up at 5:00. coming up next, b.a.r.t. is working to get all of the train cars back in service. but new at 5:00, the mystery remains. what's causing them to short circuit? and anger over this orange packaging in the east bay. what whole foods is
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here's the lineup tonight. >> be sure to join us for "abc7 news" at 11:00. the bay area's best and brightest are about to go head to head in the nation's most prestigious science contest. katie caught up with two students aiming for that prize and hoping to change the world. >> reporter: at a computer combatting cancer and app to diagnose asthma -- >> it is so alarming people are dying from diseases that can be detected early and treated, just because they don't have access. >> reporter: these high school seniors in san jose are tackling world problems. maya created the device and app to test lung function. >> it's barometers used in the industry that cost thousands. and mine reduces the cost to
$35. >> reporter: it tests for copd, asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and lung disease. >> this is the self-assessment in the beginning. >> reporter: she's headed to washington, d.c. as a finalist for the intel science prize. along with jonathan, a senior. >> i'm very excited. >> reporter: his work centers on targeted cancer treatment. he's using public genome data from cancer patients. >> take your data, and predict which drug or drugs would be the best to treat you. >> reporter: as two of 45 finalists nationwide, they're competing for more than $1 million in awards. but you can't put a price on experience, they say. >> the experience will be very rewarding. >> i'm very excited to continue making medical devices and hopefully help improve a lot of lives in the future. >> reporter: after the competition, both are deciding
between stanford and harvard for college. in san jose, "abc7 news." three other bay area students are finalists. one developed a tool that can defect viruses anywhere in just minutes, something that can take hours or days in a lab. another is researching a way to make a more effective vaccine for a particular form of brain cancer. and a student from cupertino is working to improve treatment for lung cancer. thank you for joining us on "abc7 news" at 4:00. "abc7 news" at 5:00 beginnings right now with kristen and larry. tracking rain. you can see a sea of grain on live doppler 7 hd right now. >> and we're just getting started. i'm meteorologist sandhya patel. a pair of storms for your
weekend could cause double trouble. all the details coming up. a crowded commute. what's knocking b.a.r.t. cars out of service? plus -- it's not reasonable. it's not kind or compassionate. >> tonight, anger after the death of a 97-year-old woman facing eviction. and -- >> could have been so much worse. nerve-racking moments after an acid spill. >> live from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is "abc7 news." a stormy friday may be just the beginning. >> looking live at the 680 commute from our walnut creek camera. it is kind of slow and roads are slippery. >> you can see plenty of green on live doppler 7 hd. what you don't see right now is two mayor storms that are approaching that could pack a huge punch.
we haven't seen storms of this impact in quite some time. and it is not too late to get ready for what's on the way. good evening. i'm larry beil in for dan tonight. >> and i'm kristen sze. let's get right to meteorologist sandhya patel who is tracking where the rain is right now and also what is on the way. sandhya? >> right now we have a one on our storm impact scale. it's a light storm. take a look at live doppler 7 hd. i'll show you where it is raining. seeing light to moderate rain in the north bay, in the east bay, excuse me. as i take you in closer here, around san ramone, 680, it is a wet commute. we're also seeing some light to moderate rein around the south bay, the peninsula, santa clara, san jose, more park avenue. the peninsula seeing lighter rain around palo alto area. and you take a live look from our golden gate bridge camera and the clouds are stacked up.
we have richmond at 0.58 of an in inch. the storm coming in tomorrow, it's a three, perhaps the strongest storm of this year so far. one to two inches of rain expected for the lower elevations. gusts over 50 miles per hour. flash flood watch going up tomorrow for the burn areas of lake county where flash flooding and debris flows are possible. the winds strong enough to take down trees and power lines. wind advisory saturday noon until 11:00 p.m. wind gusts 35 to 50 miles per hour. and there's second storm on sunday. i'll be back with what you can expect for your weekend plans coming up. kristen? >> sandhya, thank you. tree trimmers trying to get ahead of the storm today by