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good morning. it's 5:00 a.m. on this wednesday, march 14th. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. don't put away your umbrella just yet, right, mike? >> yes, that is a good point. because we have rain today, tomorrow and even friday. or at least chances of it. not all of us getting rain this morning. it's knot going to be quiet like yesterday where it was a complete washout during the commute. you can see scattered showers from the san mateo bridge northward. we're going to put a 1 on the storm impact scale for the scattered showers. chance of lightning and hail as we head into the latter parts of the morning and afternoon hours. we had light showers roll through. you'll notice also, how much cooler is it this morning.
upper 40s and low to mid-50 from noon to 4:00 in my accuweather 12-hour planner. it's almost over. we'll need the sunglasses today. may see rainbows also, alexis. >> i hope we do, mike. soggy conditions on the emeryville camera. the traffic coming toward us is trying to get to the bay bridge most likely. no metering lights yet. no major delays but things are slowly starting to fill in. the only really big slowdown so far today was westbound 205 to 580. we had a crash in tracy near mountain house p that cleared up. dublin to mission boulevard looks great at 14 minutes. northbound 85 between 101 and cupertino. no delays. in the green at 16 minutes. thanks, alexis. you won't believe this video. you're going to see a driver hit a 12-year-old girl and seconds later, he keeps going without helping her.
>> san jose police need your help to track down that driver. abc 7 news reporter matt keller live for us in san jose. matt? >> reporter: natasha, this is the crosswalk the 12-year-old girl was walking in on monday morning when she was hit by that car. thankfully, she's okay. some may find this video disturbing. this is the surveillance video. it happened monday morning. it appears the light turns green and pedestrians traveling on north 17th street at east julian street. you can see the girl started walking but the car doesn't yield to her and hits her. the girl climbs up to her knees as a car coming the other direction stops and that driver gets out and appears to help the girl. she was taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. a four-door toyota camry. another shows it pull over on julian before taking off. police describe the hit and run driver as a woman in her 40s or
50s. if you'd like to see if you can identify the car or the person driving the vehicle, you can go to our website, abc7news.com. reporting live in san jose, matt keller, abc 7 news. >> we wish that girl the best. matt, thank you. happening today, students across the nation expected to walk out of cloos to protest gun violence. some of the participation could come with consequences. some students are being warned they could be punished with an unexcused absence if they leave the campus. >> i think it's worth it to get up and leave to prove that we deserve to be able to feel safe. >> we captain say that it's okay for students to protest one issue but then not another issue. so what we need to do is stay neutral. >> milpitas high school students are planning to leave campus and walk to the police station at 10:00 a.m. the district has coordinated
ith police to ensure students get there safely. we do want to thank everyone who reached out to abc 7 news about walkouts at your schools. please share your experience on social media and use the #walk out bay area to feature them on air and online. it's 5:04 now. a student is recovering from injury when a teacher accident lip fired a gun inside a classroom. this was during a public safety class. he also serves as a reserve officer in a nearby city. he was placed on leave. the student is expected to fully recover. the science world is mourning the loss of stephen hawking who passed away at the age of 76. the renowned scientist overcame a debilitating disease to probe the mysteries of the universe. abc news reporter, gloria riviera has a look at his amazing life. >> stephen hawking will be remembered as a genius who did
not let his disease stop him. >> i have had a.l.s. for practically all of my adult life. yet it has not prevented me from having a very attractive family and being successful in my work. >> hawking has been compared to albert einstein and isaac newton. his best selling book, a brief history of time, tackles black holes and the big bang theory, subjects he spent his life exploring. in 2004, he conceded a mistake on black holes. instead of destroying everything that falls into them, he found they allow critical information to get out. >> so we can be sure of the past and we can predict the future. >> hawking was born in 1942. early on, he displayed a love of science. in his early 20s, already a physics phenom at cambridge university, hawking was first diagnosed with aim trope i can lateral sclerosis, a.l.s. also known as lou gehrig's
disease. he said physics can take you beyond your physical limitation. he took science beyond the classroom and into popular culture even appearing on television shows such as the simpsons. >> if you are looking for trouble, you found it. >> asked many times if his disability held him back, hawking said it gave him more time to think. for the world of science, it wasn't time enough. gloria riviera, abc news. >> and many of you are sharing your thoughts about stephen hawking on our facebook page. you can join the dproeg tribute by searching for abc 7 news. this morning a special election in pennsylvania for the house of representatives seen as the litmus test of the president's popularity is actually too close to call. with 100% of the votes counted, connor lamb, a democrat was clinging to a 579-vote lead
overstate representative rick saah cone, a republican. lamb has declared victory even though a few thousand absentee ballots have yet to be counted. the president carried the district by 20 points in november. state election officials say it could be weeks before an official result is announced. under pennsylvania law, there is no recount. back to you guys. happening today, the san francisco police commission is scheduled to discuss how police officers use tasers. the sfpd has been grapted permission to use the weapons. the question is how to regulate that use. commissioners may vote to -- it would establish less restrictive guidelines for when the stun gun may be deployed. critics see it as a way to go beyond the authority. london breed will no longer appear on shelters.
the vendor, clear channel, apologized for the mistake and is removing all the signs. you're never less than minutes away from your accuweather forecast. look how cold compared to yesterday. 13 degrees in novato. 12 in san jose. double digits in san francisco. let's go to the north bay where it's 40. clear lake. most of us in the mid to upper 40s. you get to san rafael 50 degrees. redwood city, san jose, about 52 in alameda. 49 in tracy. lafayette right now at 47 degrees. here's a look from sutro tower. some of the darker clouds in the distance as the rain moves away from san francisco. caution if you're going to be out and about today. 40s off and on. showers. if you're thinking about exercise, you may want to stick to the pavement as the trails will be pretty muddy. at the beach, showers and then sunshine. better the longer you wait there. here's a look at today's
temperatures. 54 in half moon bay to san jose's 59. 53 in lakeport, the cool spot. east bay in the valleys, 48 this morning, chance of showers up until 2:00. then we'll hit 57 at 4:00 for our warmest time of the day. back down to 52 by 8:00. for the peninsula, how about 49. showers at 8:00. showers possible all the way up through 2:00. then behl see a drying trend as we hit 55 at 4:00. to about 52 at 8:00. tonight's lows, mid to upper 30s. look at some of that snow in the white around lakeport and ukiah. we'll have upper 30s to mid-40s in the east bay valleys and low to mid-40s around the bay and towards the coast. active patterns are going to continue. may leak into the weekend. i'll look at that with my accuweather forecast. next, taking a look at the commute, here's alexis. >> the central valley, very early this morning we had a crash before the 580 merge.
we're having a tough time bouncing back. 12 miles an hour approaching that interchange. up to 18 at altamont pass. unfortunately, that is definitely our slowest spot. eastbound side of 580, we have a new crash reported. sounds like one vehicle lost control and went into the guardrail. now off on the shoulder. eastbound 37, just before the fairgrounds, we have a solo vehicle crash reported. sounds like two other vehicles collided with that. an update on that at 5:20. a puppy dies on a flight to new york city. what the heartbroken family says they were forced to do that caused its death. a police officer is fired after a deadly shooting. why his union says he was following his training. happening
blocked by the saints! [crowd roaring] while others prove that great things can happen... even on a monday night. cause for three hundred years, great stories have started the same way. one time, in new orleans. [crowd applause] we're back at 5:13. i kwanted wanted to show you the temperatures and the cloud conditions and the chance of rain at 10:00 today. if your student, child happens to be participating in the walk-out, those temperatures will be in the low to mid-50s with scattered showers from san francisco all the way up to about fairfield and across the north bay, even near san ramon and danville. jumping in to tell you that one of the most well-known leaders got re-elected.
german chancellor angela merkel is starting her fourth term. the 63-year-old german leader has changed some of her cabinet to start this term. merkel has been the leader of germany since 2005. reggie? >> thanks, jessica. youtube is getting ready to introduce a new tool. videos containing conspiracy theories about events like the moon landing will include texts from wikipedia providing facts that counter the theory. the move comes weeks after dpoog will-owned youtube was criticized for promoting videos of the trending section of their fight that claimed a survivor of the shooting in parkland, florida was a paid actor. that was found to be not true. san francisco's police chief facing criticism after firing a rookie officer who shot and killed an unarmed carjacking suspect. the former officer had been on the job four days when he shot someone at the end of a car
chase. the head of the union said the rookie followed the training he had just received at the academy. a spokesman confirms the officer is no longer there but can't provide more details. union leaders are demanding a hearing to reveal the facts in the hearing. a short police chase in napa. the sheriff says they attempted to pull over a man who is a suspect in two shootings in san francisco. deputies say as the driver left the scene, he threw items out of the window. an ar-15, a bag containing ammunition clips, a pistol loaded with illegal bullets, as well as a ski mask and a kevlar vest. police eventually arrested the man from san mateo county. united airlines calling a dog's death in an overhead bin a tragic accident. >> the family is demanding answers. details now from linsey davis. >> a family trip ends in a nightmare after they discover their 10--month-old puppy dead upon landing at laguardia's
airport. >> he's a member of our family. he was like my brother to me. >> the family says the flight attendant made them put the bag with the dog in it in the overhead bin during the flight. united's policy say they should be in kennel bags under the seat in front of them. the airlines september condolences saying this never should have occurred. pets should never be in the overhead bin. we assume responsibility. >> the flight attendant seemed shocked and frazzled when the flight landed and did not know there was a dog in the bag. we'll have much more on this story and how you can fly safely with your pet at 7:00 a.m. with your gma first look, i'm linsey davis, abc news, new york. political insiders tell the associated press that president trump is not done shaking up his cabinet and has his eye on the department of veteras affairs. currently, david shulkin holds the top spot. but he's facing criticism within his own department.
a member of his security detail allegedly was asked to accompany the v.a. security to the home depot and carry furniture into his home. the a.p. reports that president is considering rick perry to replace shulkin. if you're like many of us and don't like losing an hour of sleep, help could be on the way. happening today, florida senator marco rubio is filing legislation that would let the nation keep dst all year. because the time change is a federal law, congress has to overturn it. rubio says keeping daylight saving time year round would benefit the economy. it would save many people from being groggy on monday morning. right? you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. here's mike nicco. >> i don't know. being tired, a lifestyle for me working this shift forever. good morning, everybody. here's a look at live doppler 7. you can see the light to moderate showers moving across fairfield, cordelia road.
air base parkway. slide on down, you can see across highway 4. franklin canyon road. this is heading towards crockett, benicia, 680 and 780 as you head towards martinez. you can see a little bit more in the hills there heading that way. we've also got from the bay bridge toll plaza all the way through. brisbane, bay view. south san francisco, daly city, pacifica, and san bruno, showers on the lighter side. as the showers go through the bay bridge toll plaza, definitely looking wet. scattered showers, isolated thunderstorms and the chance of these will continue through at least friday. luck of the irish this weekend, turning a little bit drier. here we are at 7:00 and this first wave we're watching moves on out. let's see when the next wave moves in. by the lunch hour. notice there's yellows there. that's the localized gusty winds and brief downpours. by 4:00, our best chance is in the north bay and then around the bay, the lesser chance in
the bay. by 7:00, you can see that chunk of energy pulling on through. tomorrow morning, we start off kind of quiet and showers rolling in by 9:00 and more showers tomorrow is going to be more active than today. then the snow level drops down to 3,000 feet friday with another chance of thunderstorms and hail. and some snow. right now, look at saturday and sunday. we're trying to squeeze in a little sunshine before the next storm rolls in. it's a light one for monday and tuesday. can we squeeze in a nice commute for a little while. alexis? >> maybe. it's not too bad. it's not as bad as yesterday at this time. we have a couple of issues to get to. we'll head up on the traffic maps to eastbound state route 37 before the fairgrounds. it is our lighter side of traffic this time of day. we had a pickup truck lose control and spin out. two other vehicles now involved in that collision and the left lane is blocked. i'm not seeing a big backup, but take note and use caution. we certainly have wet pavement today. i am double-checking the chp to
see if the metering lights are on for the bay bridge toll plaza. it looks like they are. they are filling in very quickly. if not, they will be any minute. here's a look at the rest of the drive into san francisco. a little bit of stop-and-go traffic approaching treasure island. we'll look at drive times coming up before 5:30. now breaking news. some breaking news coming in. student walkouts have begun across the country. this is the washington, d.c. area. you see students are gathering in a parking lot of a high school. i have seen some of them holding signs. but for the most part just gathering right now in the parking lot. this is all part of a national move to protest gun violence following the florida high school shooting in parkland, florida. we've been telling you about this throughout our newscast. some walkouts expected here in the bay area as well. this is in washington, d.c. area. you'll remember that that parkland, florida, shooting, deadly shooting at a high school
was exactly one month ago today. reggie? >> thank you, jessica. amazon is one step closer to using drones to deliver our packages. the company just received a patent for cushioning packages with inflatable airbags. that would allow packages to be dropped from as high as 25 feet. the patent description is pretty wild. it says a drone could inflate the airbag with a gas canister or from the air being blown by its propellers. amazon has safety in mind. the oakland a's are taking their tag line to literal levels. their slogan is rooted in oakland. now they're adding something else. the garden is near the right field flag poles. a nonprofit is leading the work. it will sell the produce and donate the money to help send students to kplej. college. ikea furniture is supposed
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find april hit and run driver. a neighbor shared it with us. a driver hits that girl on east julian near north 17th street and then takes off. the girl was taken to the hospital. she is expected to be okay. number 3 from the live desk. world-renowned physicist, stephen hawking died at the age of 76. he had a.l.s. nearly his entire adult life and explored topics like black holes and the big bang theory. number 4, students are walking out of class this morning to pro tis gun violence following the florida high school shooting. this begins at 10:00 a.m. trafficwise, off to a fairly quiet start. our biggest slowdown in the central valley. we start off on web 205. our worst point we were -- we are down to 53 minutes now. toys "r" us could file papers to liquidate as soon as
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you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. you are going to need a rain jacket or umbrella or something. >> yes. like groundhog day. we've got rain in the forecast again today. hi everybody. storm impact scale 1. light. with the scattered showers, brief downpours and breezes. chance of thunderstorms and small hail. that's possible also. let's see where the hotspot is right now. 680, 780 split near benicia, martinez. towards pa chak owe and highway 4. my accuweather 12-hour planner, dress warmer this morning. mid to upper 40s. we'll be stuck in the low to mid-50s all afternoon with a chance of thunderstorms increasing by noon. they'll linger through 4:00. then they'll start to taper and head off to the east by the time we get to 7:00. heading out this evening, temperatures are barely in the 50s at 7:00. if you're out later than that,
dress for 40s. no. it looks pretty dry. how about the commute this morning? alexis? >> we've had a handful of issues. nothing terrible at the moment. here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. definitely filling in and slowing down. the metering lights at 5 chon 23 this morning. it will take you a few extra minutes to get through. westbound 80. highway 4 to the maze. in the green at 20 minutes. about 15 across the bay bridge and san francisco. san francisco to the airport, you're still looking great there as well. in the green at ten minutes. we'll head to the south bay and check out that commute coming up next. hi efrveryone. we're tracking this. student walkouts have begun across the country. this is silver springs, maryland. that's outside the washington, d.c. area. we've been watching these live images throughout the morning. the students have walked off campus in the past few minutes. they started marching through the streets and what appears to be a residential area. we first saw them just a few
minutes ago. i brought it to you live when they were gathered on campus a few minutes ago. we saw them holding signs. you can see that as they do walk through the streets right now. all of this is part of a national move to protest gun violence. following the deadly florida high school shooting in parkland, florida, you'll remember that shooting was exactly one month ago. of course, we're tracking this throughout the country, natasha and reggie. jessica, thank you. bay area schools preparing for the walkouts. >> at 10:00 a.m. our time, students will join those that you just saw calling for changes in gun policy. amy hollyfield live in union city this morning. amy? >> reporter: hi reggie. we're at james logan high school. this is the largest high school in northern california. they have 4,000 students here. they have quite a plan for the mornings. it should be an impressive sight when these students walk out. in oakland yesterday, some elementary school kids actually started practicing their
walkout. this will be happening across the nation as kids recognize the high school shooting in florida that killed 17 people. that happened one month ago today. today will be both a memorial and a stance for gun control. abc 7 news has heard from schools across the bay area as students are also learning that media can be a key part of their activism. >> they saw the news crews, knew they were spreading their message beyond our school. that was something that matters to them. >> people will see this on the news and they're going to think about it and then they're going to realize that safe schools are important. >> oakland unified school district and several other districts in the bay area say they will be supporting students today. walkouts are scheduled to start at 10:00 local time across the country. expect to see them last for 17 minutes to mark the 17 lives lost in florida. here at this high school, they're going to have a die-in to illustrate and mark those lives that were lost. reporting live in union city,
amy holly field, abc 7 news. we want to thank everyone who reached out to us about walkouts at your school. please show your experience on social media using the #walk out bay area. we can feature them on air and online. the man charged with the crimes that sparked the walkout will be in krort court this morning. he faces arraignment on 34 counts, including 17 counts of premeditated murder, one for each of the 17 people he's accused of shooting and killing at stoneman douglas high school. prosecutors filed notice they intend to seek the death penalty. cruz's lawyer said he was ready to plead guilty if they took the death penalty off the table. the only other possibility for a sentence is life in prison without parole. stephen hawking has passed away. the 76-year-old was widely considered the greatest living scientist. he worked with foal owe physicist roger penn rose to say
time started with the big bang and will end with the black hole. hawking spent much of hois life confined to a wheelchair and relying on a speech synthesizer to speak for hem. he's survived by three children and three grandchildren. on a related note here at the live desk, tracking reaction on social media for you. this was posted by harvard university about ten minutes ago saying that we remember the remarkable life and legacy of physicist stephen hawking. seen here receiving an honorary doctorate at harvard's commencement in the year 1990. i like that photo. also this morning, the big bang theory cast of that tv show saying it was an honor to have him on the big bang theory. thank you for inspiring us and the world. the cast of the simpsons also mourning and from the executive producer of the show sending out this tweet saying a sense of humor as vast as the universe and then has the simpsons doll
of hawking who was featured and made an appearance on the hit cartoon show in the past. we will have of course, more reaction throughout our newscast. back to you, reggie. >> a brilliant man and relatable with a sense of humor. jessica, thank you. sdpliefrmgts president trump will attend a fundraiser before heading back to washington. this is the second day of the president's first trip to california since he was elected. he spent part of tuesday inspecting prototypes of the border wall and couldn't resist taking a shot at governor brown and oakland mayor libby schaaf. >> governor brown has done a poor job running california. they have the highest taxes in the united states. the place is totally out of control. you have sanctuary cities where you have criminals living in the them the mayor of oakland notifies when i.c.e. is going to pick them up and many of them were criminals with criminal records and very dangerous people. >> the president provided no evidence to back up his claims. and earlier, he told military
personnel he wants to create a space army. 600 people packed into an auditorium to listen to controversial political pundit ann coulter. it was mosted by the liberty forum of the silicon valley. she's unhappy with his so far unfulfilled campaign promise to build pay wall. she talked about getting disinvited to speak at uc berkeley after they couldn't guarantee a safe venue. >> yes, i think we need to speak. this country still has a first amendment. i hope we keep it. >> rieft security checked every guest upon entry and police monitored the crowd. two officers from boulder were here to scope out signaling that president trump's choices for secretary of state and cia director will not
have smooth confirmation hearings. she was nominated for cia director and will be asked about her involvement with torture. she ran a black prison site in thailand in which suspects were subjected to harsh interrogation tactics, including waterboarding. mike pompeo, the secretary of state nominee may be questioned if his loyalty to the president will hamper his pefrps sdpliefrmg. hundreds of parents are scheduled to protest. the new curriculum for sex ed is inappropriate they say. they're up september about the district's plans for a new high school science course. parents say the district is rolling out the next generation science -- they believe students aren't ready and claim the past two implementations of pilot programs have been failures. never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. piedmont, oakland, alameda, lincoln avenue, macarthur
boulevard, you can see 880, 580, 13, all getting wet right now. that's going to hang around for ten minutes or so. temperatures, let's go inland. mid up toer 40s in most neighborhoods. concord. 55 to 59 degrees for most of us. here's a look at the east bay shore. temperatures starting at 8:00. 49 degrees. mostly cloudy. chance of showers starting to roll back in around 9:00 through 3:00. then it tapers as we head into the afternoon and the evening hours p temperatures in the low to mid-50s during that time frame. the south bay, mostly cloudy and 49 at 8:00. we'll get our chance of showers
starting at 9:00 through about 5:00. by 6:00 and 7:00, that's when things clear out and temperatures fall from the upper 50s into the low 50s. tonight, look at these temperatures. especially in the north bay. look at that. white signaling snow in the higher elevations around clear lake and ukiah. then they'll have mid to upper 30s there. we'll have upper 30s to low 40s. the heater is probably going to turn on a couple of times if it hasn't the last couple of nights. it's significantly cooler this morning when you step outside. notice a lot of damp spots even though it didn't rain on me during the commute. did you notice anything? >> yeah. a few issues this morning. no major crashes at the moment. i want to take you on the traffic maps to the east bay where we have a delay on westbound 24. just before fish ranch road. this happened about an hour and a half ago. pickup truck lost control and slammed into the guardrail. they stop all traffic to remove
this vehicle. it was pinned up against the guardrail pretty good. they're having a little trouble getting it out. the result is a tea sent backup. hopefully this will be all clear skoon. i'll keep an eye on that. southbound, you've been quiet. a delay building on 101 and 880. check out drive times as well. santa rosa to petaluma, 14 minutes. westbound 580, castro valley to the maze in the green. in the yellow at 17 minutes 280 the 680. lyft slapped with a lawsuit. people who accuse it of discriminating against them. >> anyone can come in here 24/7 and do some pretty nasty things. some bay area veterans are living in fear. the new concerns about safety following a shooting at the following a shooting at the yountville veterans home.
hi there. it's 5:44. let start with our california forecast. mid-60s in los angeles, san diego. you'll need the wet weather gear there. tahoe, mid to upper 50s in the valley. on and off rain there. snow in the high country. in fact, we still have that winter storm warning until 5:00 this evening. above 3,000 feet. more snow coming.
5:00 thursday afternoon through 5:00 saturday morning. in fact, look at all that snow. fresh powder. getting up there friday and saturday is going to be a nightmare most likely. natasha. >> mike, thank you. just days after the deadly shooting at a youptville veterans facility, the entrance is wide open. a former patient, albert wong, killed three staffers on friday. wong was also found dead. veterans who live there are asking cal vet, the agency that runs the home, to do more. >> with no security, no gate guard, no fencing, anyone can come in here 24/7 and do some pretty nasty things if they really wanted to. >> cal vet issued this statement to us. the safety and well-being of residents and staff is cal vet's highest priority and security will continue to be part of our ongoing discussions.
>> happening today, seven men face arraignment in a string of violent burglaries in the north bay. all seven suspects are from north carolina or virginia. authorities arrested three of them at sfo. the sonoma county sheriff says the suspect broke into three homes in petaluma early monday morning looking for cannabis. none of the victims was involved in growing or selling cannabis. .suspects are headed to novato where there was a manhunt for them. a similar string of marijuana-related burglaries happened last year in santa rosa. a homeowner was killed in one of the break-ins. >> 5:46 now. lyft is facing a lawsuit. the case was filed if alameda dirimiting against those them o using wheelchairs. it says the company does not offer wheelchair accessible vehicles. it has a service called access designed for people with disabilities. the plaintiffs say that the service is inadequate. uber faces a number of lawsuits
pertaining to the lack of services it offers to people with moeblt challenges. >> a bill that would ban smoking in beaches has taken a step forward in sacramento. a senate committee approved the legislation. the bill says cigarette butts continue to litter beaches and parks statewide. governor brown vetoed a similar bill last year. lawmakers say they made new changes to the legislation in the hopes of getting the governor's approval this time. the bill is set to be voted in the appropriations committee in the coming weeks. it's 5:47 now. come on in, mike. never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. you were busy yesterday and today and probably tomorrow. we have a lot of wet weather. >> busy through friday and saturday. we're trying to squeeze out a nice weekend. let's take a look at what's going on right now. we had nearly a little more than .75 inches of rain. you can see puddles on the richmond side of the richmond-san rafael bridge. here's a look at the wet weather moving away fra fairfield.
you continue to get wet on 80. you can see in martinez, out towards antioch and concord and now heading through lafayette and heading over towards walnut creek, we've got wet weather and extends back across oakland to burlingame and san mateo. those are our wet spots right now. it looks a little drier on on san jose near the mineta san jose airport. better commute this morning. showers, chance of thunderstorms through friday and we're trying to salvage at least a sunday, a full day of dry weather. here we are at 7:00. mainly cloudy out there. as we head towards lunch, there you go. showers and thunderstorms with brief heavy rain. locally gusty breezes. notice by 7:00, they start to taper. most of the night will be quiet. we start the morning commute at 4:00. you can see the showers starting to race in and they're more numerous tomorrow. they could possibly have some
brief downpours also. another quarter to third of an inch possible. rainfall for friday and snow down to 3,000 feet. then after being damp, saturday morning, clearing conditions with sunshine and one of our warmer days sunday before another storm comes in monday and tuesday. alexis? >> good morning. i want to take you back to the east bay on the traffic maps. we're lookin at a couple miles of backup. i do think we're improving on westbound 24 before fish ranch road. pretty minor incident involving one pickup truck. that went off the roadway and hit the guardrail. a traffic fwreek clear that. they were having trouble getting it off the guardrail. to me, it looks like they're clearing. you are stop and go for two miles approaching the caldecott tunnel. some delays into orinda this morning. once you make it to the bay bridge toll plaza, typical delays. metering lights on at 5:23 this morning. mass transit, off to a great
start. no delays for ace 1 and 3. 50 b.a.r.t. trains and service, so far, normal service for capital corridor. we're a couple minutes away from the royal wedding. >> the old-fashioned calendars where you're ripping off every page as the days go by. >> i'm going to wear a nice fascinator that day. >> what it means to be a princess in training. meghan markle's life about to change and she's learning the ropes as she prepares for life with prince harry. she's getting a crash course on how much time to spend at meet and dpreets and the rules about royal etiquette and sources close to her call her person al, gracious and humble. they say her experience as a hollywood celeb is helping prepare her for her new life at the palace. >> she's a lot more polished and comfortable in the spotlight. this is an extremely intimidating and difficult task and she's doing it with such ease and such grace. >> difficult task.
markle and prince harry will tie the knot on may 19th. the hurdle cleared that gets us one step closer to robots on the sidewalks. >> worried about eating bay area shellfish. now a person has fallen yil to the very thing we were worried about. today's storm is level 1. that means light rain. keep an umbrella handy and drive keep an umbrella handy and drive safe
small, maybe pea-sized hail. hi everyone. here at the live desk watching this story for you. it's brand new. google and apple could soon face a legal battle in france. the french finance minister said that he's going to take legal action against both companies for abusive business practices. it's a move that could mean fines of several million euros. the finance minister said, quotes, i consider that google and apple as powerful as they are, should not treat our startups and our developers in the way they do today. french officials accuse google and apple of imposing tariffs on developers, the apps to the internet big companies. also, they're accusing these companies of criticizing -- of collecting the data improperly. so some of their gathering
methods and it could play out in court very soon. back to you guys. >> jessica, thank you. melania trump is bringing by names together in tech to talk about cyber bullying and promoting internet safety. representatives from amazon, snap, facebook, google and twitter all expected to attend. many people pointed out that there's irony in the first lady working to fight cyber bullies. when her husband engaged in name calling on social media. after getting sick from mussels at a north bay beach. the victim collected mussels from dylan beach in marin county on sunday. they were rushed to the hospital after suffering neurological symptoms. the warning issued is about a naturally occurring tox inin musse mussels, clams and scallops. the warning for seafood collected at beaches. it's not for seafood that you buy at a store. >> all right. taking a look at the roads this
morning. overall, we're looking at a decent commute. this is a live look at westbound 92 across san mateo we've got dry pavement in that section of the bay area. we have a lot of wet pavement in other stretches too. slow down and drive for conditions today. westbound 580, tracy to dublin, in the red at 59 minutes. westbound 4, apartment yok to concord in the yellow at 32. san rafael to san francisco, you're looking great in the green at 17 minutes. just hearing about a potential new problem in the south bay. we'll head there at 6:00. let's check in with mike nicco. >> good morning, alexis. hi everybody. time to think about the weekend if you haven't already. waking up 7:00 friday morning, mainly cloudy. you can see during the afternoon and early evening hours there's a chance of showers and thunderstorms. those will linger through saturday morning. right now, saturday afternoon and into sunday are trending just a little bit drier and warmer. rainfall amounts, we're looking at a half inch in the south bay,
a half to 2/3 arn the bay and 2/3 to an inch across the north bay when this system is finally over. students across the country walking out of class to protest gun violence. next at 6:00, you'll hear from a local district about the co consequenc consequences. >> it's not just hear. this is a nationwide movement that's happening today. we've been watching the maryland area where students are out of their class right now. live images coming in. much more on this story next. investigators hoping someone can identify this car. you are looking at what happened
march 14th. you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. when will we see a lot of rain today. i don't think we'll see a lot today. that's the difference between yesterday and today. live doppler 7, around orinda and moraga and lafayette on highway 24 there. it goes 680 to san ramon through danville and ross moore. up through pleasant hill, martinez to pittsburg to fairfield. we do have a chance today of scattered showers and brief downpours and breezes. the chance of lightning and hail, it's only adding up to a 1 on the storm impact scale. here's a quick look at the 12-hour planner. you can see by 7:00, the chance is about over. it's going to be another chilly day. low to mid-50s. here's alexis. >> good morning, mike. we have our first issue in the south bay. not a lot of details in yet. but we have a new crash south of the