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now at 5:00, another round of rain hitting the bay area. you can see a lot of green on our live doppler radar and meteorologist mike nicco is tracking our storm for us this morning. good morning, it is tuesday march 5th. >> that rain is back. never more than seven minutes away from the accuweather. here is mike nicco. >> we need to watch out for puddles on 101 and 280 and 82 as we head around burlingame south san francisco, back towards pacifica. this is all sliding up to the northeast. can you see along california drive there's probably a few puddle wall street that moderate shower. put in motion, climb up to alameda in oakland within 5 to 10 minutes. the bay bridge toll plaza bull's eye for that moderate rain. just what we need, right? >> the storm impact scale, light to moderate rain, thu possible in the evening, transition to showers.
a little breezy this afternoon. right now no watches and warnings outside of aflood watc. a look at the roof camera. steady rains this morning, periods of noon, showers from 4:00 to 7:00 with highs in the upper 50s. alexis. >> good morning. we're looking at bay bridge toll plaza starting to get a bit busier. still dry for now. we don't have metering lights on. that will happen 15 to 20 minutes. i'll let you know schbs we get official road. carpool lanes open, right side if you're paying cash, a little back-up on the left side of the toll plaza. we are improving, although it's taken a while to come down here. tracy to dublin, one hour and 14 minutes. that's due to roadwork that cleared. all lanes up but a rough start. 680 dublin to mission, green in 16. same thing 85, 101 to cupertino should take you about 16 minutes. >> alexis, thank you. police in sacramento made ag
protests of the stephon clark case. >> abc 7 news reporter matt keller is monitoring the situation live for us in the south bay bureau. hi, matt. >> hi, jessica. this march was held in a wealthy part of the city, east sacramento. the protesters sending a message to residents. >> the people who make decision in this city live in this neighborhood. >> this protest was one of many following the announcement the sacramento district attorney would not file charges against officers who fatally shot stephon clark in 2016. the officers said they thought the 22-year-old held a gun but it was a cell phone. about two hours into the demonstration, police officers ordered them to disperse. they made 80 arrests most for unlawful assembly. >> they come into our back yards and call us criminals. we're here in your backyard
today. right? we're in the backyard. we are in the streets. >> the sacramento bee reports three clergy members handcuffed along with a reporter covering the demonstration. the reporter was released after about an hour. the sacramento mayor questioned in a text message but said he would wait for more information before commenting more. protesters say they plan on occupying the sacramento police station this afternoon. reporting live in the newsroom, matt keller, abc 7 news. >> matt, thank you. >> abc 7 news sent several notifications during the stephon clark protest last night. can you get latest breaking news downloading abc 7 news app and enabling push alerts. now a possibleig agait aids. signises belemaining anonymous but his case is very
similar to one more than a decade ago. here is abc news anchor janai norman. >> reporter: a possible breakthrough in the fight against aids. doctors say for the second time an hiv positive person is showing no trace of the virus. it comes 12 years after timothy brown, the berlin patient, became the first known adult to be cured. both patients had stem cell transplants from a donor with a rare genetic mutation that made them resistant to hiv. doctors say the second case shows brown was nots an anomaly. the patient in the recent case known as london patient received the bone marrow trans plant three years ago and stopped taking medication 18 months ago. doctors say it's too early to say he's cured, highly sensitive tests are unable to detect hiv in his body. they warn this will not cure all hiv patients. it's expensive and risky and finding a match with that
mutation is difficult. >> we're certainly optimistic the london patient is cured. because we have only one case s not only how to cure hiv but confirm hiv is cured. >> janai norman, abc news, new york. san francisco giants ceo has taken an immediate leave of absence after an altercation with his wife caught on camera. >> this video obtained by tmz shows him reaching across his wife, pam, trying to grab a cell phone at a park in san francisco last week. pam falls to the ground as her husband appears to wrestle the phone from her hand. a statement on behalf of the giants ownership group says he's taking time away from the giants. it also says mr. baer has acknowledged his behavior was unacceptable, apologized to the organization, and is committed to taking steps to make sure
this never happens again. san matt says hundreds of employees will stage a two-day strike over stalled contract negotiations. 915 employees of the county's human services unit which provides social welfare help will walk off the job this morning. the employees are assigned to several county departments including public health, the sheriff's office and district attorney's office. they did not ratify a new tentative agreement reached with other county employee groups. in the east bay school programs are being cut to pay teachers. some oakland students say they are heart broken after the school district approved nearly $22 million in budget cuts. students marched to the school board meeting last month. board members say the cuts are needed to pay for the raises in the new teachers contracts. they had an emotional mental after the vote. will be made at the central
office and the remainder includes reductions toibrid stu. developing news this morning, crews in alabama are desperately searching for survivors after tornadoes hit that area. >> at least 23 people died, including entire families and dozens remain missing. the national weather service reports the storm brought the highest tornado death toll in the u.s. since 2013. one of these twisters touched down with wind speeds of 170 miles an hour carving a path of destruction 24 miles long. some of the sites where homes once stood have not been checked yet e. >> it's just sad. when you have a tornado like that, no matter what structure you're in, you're not going to make it, especially in arizona with manufactured homes. they just can't handle that. let's talk about what's going on here. live doppler updated between
pacifica, daly city heading to south san francisco, guadalupe canyon parkway and coma, where we have our heaviest shower. starting to fizzle as it heads to alameda, bay bridge toll plaza. look for wet weather to reach the ground. so far this morning we have a dry slot around 7,000 feet that kept us but that is shrinking. temperatures 50 to 51 in san francisco, most 48 to 52 degrees. pretty mild this morning. here is a look at the tarmac. looks a little wet at sfo as the shower moves through. drive times out and about, need the umbrella all day. exercising will be mild, on the way to the sierra, getting heavy during the afternoon and evening hours. a look at the north bay, other than noon we have a pretty good chance of rain and temperatures around 54 degrees today. for the east bay we've got a little bit of rain this morning up until 10:00. like many areas there's going to be a little bit of a lull during the early afternoon hours
starting at lunch. then that next wave comes in during the afternoon and evening hours and brings us that chance of a thunderstorm. here we go with the peninsula, a little rain at 10:00, from noon to 2:00 pretty quiet and 4:00 on we have another chance of showers. we're getting the warm front now, which is rain. the cold front comes through this afternoon and evening. that's when we get the chance of thunderstorms. show you that coming up in the accuweather forecast. >> thank you, mike. light volumes on the richmond side of richmond san rafael bridge. once you get onto pt span marin side of things, a hazard blocking the left lane before the san quentin off-ramp, no sure if it's a disabled vehicle or debris. as soon as we have information, we'll pass that along. not causing a back-up yet. flipping to traffic maps, residual delays out of tracy still rough, 13 and 10 miles an hour respectively. now hearing of a new collision
off greenville avenue. scales between greenville and sunol, mostly off on the shoulder as well. >> thank you, alexis. california senator and democratic presidential hopeful kamala harris may be an outspoken critic of the trump administration but she's been a recipient of thousands in donations from the trump family. the sacramento bee says trump donated $5,000 to harris in 2011 during her first term as attorney general. he donated another $1,000 in 2013. then in 2014 ivanka trump donated $2,000. a spokesperson for harris said the money came after she was elected. harris gave the $6,000 to a nonprofit that advocates for civil rights for central americans. the trump family has said the donations are all about business strategy. hillary clinton is ruling out a 2020 presidential run. she told the connecticut television station yesterday, quote, i'm not running but i'm going to keep on working and
speaking and standing up for what i believe. >> san francisco planning a drastic transformation of its sic civic center area, calls for changes to the fountain. a few blocks from market street to city hall would undergo massive transformation. it plans for turning it into a pedestrian promenade. more green space and venues to hold large organized events. the u.n. plaza would be renovated to include interactive r fi days while stuck in the snow. why he is thanking taco bell for keeping him alive. >> it has been five months since someone hit the mega millions jackpot and finally the winner is stepping forward. more chances to just grab the food a
lately seems like you're never more than 7 minutes away from getting wet again. our heaviest rains today and tomorrow. you see the chances taper as we head into the weekend. we'll try to ferret out some dry weather for you then. i'll show it to you coming up in the accuweather seven-day forecast. >> thanks, mike. abc 7 news is committed to building a better bay area. many of us may not be aware of
the issue of homelessness impacting a large number of college students. >> san jose students will meet with the university president this afternoon to persuade her to don't some solutions to this crisis. many marched on campus during lunch time yesterday urging faculty and the public to support the demands. ten parking spots in campus garages where homeless students can safely park and sleep. a dozen dorm beds for students and emergency housing grants of $2500. >> we want to make sure we are finding viable long-term sustainable solutions. it's not about opening up pandora's box, it's what are the realistic sustainable ones we want to be sitting there at the table discussing, exploring and implementing. >> it's estimated as many as 400 san jose students have been
homeless. we want to hear your ideas about building a better bay area. what issues do you see where you live and what would make them better. use #better bay area and have a conversation. we have a facebook where you can share your ideas. in today's "gma" first look the winner of last year's $1.5 billion mega million lottery is claiming the prize. >> as janai norman explains the identity still a mystery. >> the winner of the largest mega millions jackpot in history finally comes forward to claim their nearly $900 million prize. the lucky ticket purchased at this market back in october by an anonymous south carolina resident. if they didn't claim their fortune by april 19th, the entire $1.5 billion pretax amount redistributed to states that take part in mega millions. south carolina will miss out on
$61 million in income tax revenue. the question is who is the mystery man or woman whose life is changed forever. >> everyone abuzz. >> perhaps the toups people know something the rest of us don't. the latest on the small town billionaire. i'm janai norman, abc news new york. >> the towns people. google found something unexpected when it looked at whether it was underpaying female employees. the study found more men were underpaid doing the work. it led to pay raises for thousands of men at the company. google said it did not address whether women were hired at a lower pay grade than men with similar qualifications. a third amazon go store is open f market street between 1st and 2nd around the corner from the montgomery b.a.r.t. station. it's the former che use the ama
enter, pick up what you want and walk out. amazon charges you through the app and sends a receipt. an opening date has not been announced. the first store opened in october, the second in december. reggie, you were noting they all are in a close area. >> small area, financial district. >> have you been back begins you went the first time. >> so convenient. >> it feels like it's free. >> i want to experience walking out with technically giving somebody money or my credit card. >> it must be doing well if they keep opening them here. >> i hope they continue to move out towards where some of is >> way out there. hi, everybody. here is a look at the east bay hills. what you're seeing is quiet weather. we do have rain, rain becoming more steady heaviest rain this time tomorrow with thunderstorms possible again. the good news, the atmospheric
river is going to stay south of us. but that could lead to some issues for the big sur coast in the form of rock slides and flooding there. for us today, we're just a one for those light to moderate rains, it will be breezy. only solano county under flash flood watch. for the rest of us, no watches, advisories. san bruno, 280 as you can see. that's still tapering or heading up to the northeast with the bigger picture showing we've got rain this morning with a warm front that comes through. always gradual rain with warm front and heavier rain with cold front. that's what we're going to have to through during the evening and overpass hours. a few yellows out there like in the east bay, along the coast and north bay. that's moderate rain. the green is the lighter rain. notice it does taper. as we head to noon, light rain out there. notice a lot of gray during the afternoon hours with a few pockets of rain as we're between the warm front and cold front. here comes the cold front,
heavier, red starting to show up in the north bay at 6:00. the rest of us in yellows and oranges while more red hits the north bay through 11:30. rainfall amounts, let's take a look. let's go all the way starting this morning to the end of today. you've got a quarter to a half inch. that's not too bad. the heaviest rains coming in tonight and tomorrow. i believe at this time tomorrow alexis and i will be watching ponding on the roadways and some streams maybe starting to creep up a little bit but we're not expecting a lot of flooding. tomorrow is a 2, moderate. we have a chance of showers lingering through thursday and another chance saturday. the big thing saturday into sunday as we set our clocks forward, we lose an hour's sleep and the sun will start setting in the 7:00 hour. here is alexis. >> that means we go to bed when early shift here. check it out, bay bridge toll plaza. we have filled in, a two-vehicle collision just past toll booths
there. sounds like the far left lane is blocked. that will be impacting one of the carpool lanes. those seem like they are moving okay. when i walked up a moment ago, metering lights are not on yet. but they certainly will be. it's turned into a slow spot. can you see approaches are extra heavy. quick check of drive time westbound 580 tracy to dublin still trying to bounce back from roadwork that went late, one hour, 20 minutes. westbound 4 ant i don't go k to c -- antioch to jeremy taylor driving in the snow when his car got stuck in the snow. he didn't have a cell phone so he couldn't call for help. they spent five days in the car but they didn't have food. he only ate what he could find,
and then what's happening is the weakening of enamel. now is the perfect time for a toothpaste like the new pronamel repair. this toothste takes it to the next level. it takes minerals and it drives it deep intthe tooth surface so that we c actively help repair weakened enamel. i do think dentists are going to want to recommend the new pronamelepair toothpaste. it's such an easy answer and itill do exactly what their patients need. all right. it's 5:25. welcome if you're joining us. if you're heading out the door, seven things to know before you go. first is look for rain flaking this morning, radar, light to moderate, taper this afternoon before heavier rain comes in tonight. number two, it is a race against the clock for north bay flood storm hits tomorrow. debris drop-off sites are available on the russian rivers in different
communities. >> number three, sacramento police arrested 80 people overpass after a protest related to the stephon clark case. demonstrations against the decision not to prosecute officers will continue mb fr dot a medical conference in seattle will reveal more information about the second person who may be cured of the hiv virus. until now only one person has been thought to be cured of the hiv infection. >> number five former 90210 star luke perry died from a massive stroke he suffered last week. many co-stars remembered him as kind and caring. elves only 52 years old. some paving work went late westbound 580. it's cleaned up now. residual delays, 5 miles an hour, 205, 10 miles an hour 580. that's adding 10 minutes to your mute. number seven, southweste sd. the airlines service to the islands has triggered and
airline price war. some fares from the mainland to hawaii are now selling as low as $197 round trip. >> it's so tempting. >> so tempting to find a weekend to go. happening tonight, a special night on "jeopardy," the all-star game. >> the players on teams lore issa kelly from richmond, she is on brad's team led by brad rudder who won $4.3 million on the show. now it's down to the wire with tonight's final match. only one team will walk away with the million dollar prize. the all-star games air tonight at 7:00 right after abc 7 news at 6:00. we are rooting for rooting for >> yes we are. easier transportation in san francisco. >> plans to share bike stations in the city
more protests expected over the death of stephon clark today. the fallout of the arrest during demonstrations overnight in sacramento. grab an umbrella before heading out the door. our live doppler 7. learning more about how the class that taught them survival skills. >> you don't want to miss what they said. they are so cute. tuesday, march 5th. >> the rain is back. >> i went street level to show you bay view district, bayshore boulevard, tunnel avenue. we just had moderate rain sweep through there.
our latest update says it's on the move. more coming at you 101 south san francisco, san bruno, out towards the coast. in fact, you can see oranges pop into that. we're going to see increasing rain, light to moderate in all neighborhoods eventually reaching south bay and east bay toward the end of the commute while everybody else will see it during the commute. a one on the storm impact scale. here is the way i think it will unfold as we look at roof camera. rain spreading, temperatures mild, near 50. rain will start to taper a little bit, mid-50s at noon. the cold front rolls in and brings us a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon and this evening with heavier rain the storm impact jumps to a two tonight. i'll show you that coming up. hi, alexis. >> good morning. plaza. as soon as i said they weren't on, the metering lights flipped on. yes, we do have our typical delay there if you're using fasttrack or cash lanes, we do have carpool lanes open.
however, a collision just beyond the toll plaza. sounds like the left lane is still blocked and a bridge crew on the way to help with that. a quick check of mass transit. 26 b.a.r.t. trains, ace 1 and 3, a good alternate for those wanting to avoid the back-up out tracy. no delays for san francisco bay ferry. thanks, alexis. in the north bay a race for flood survivors trying to clean up a lot of that flood debris over before the next one hits. >> abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield live in novato on highway 7. amy. >> reporter: officials will be watching this area. another spot for flooding is dpurnville. that's where residents are busy cleaning up from the massive mess of last week. the russian river hit the liest level in 24 years causing estimated $155 million in
damage. now they are facing more rain in the forecast. >> it's very sobering when every single square inch is covered with mud. >> more water couldn't hurt us now. we've already been hit. >> reporter: back here highway 37, a look at drone view 7 of the westbound lanes flooded last month. officials say they cannot let people drive through this water. it's too dangerous. they have to shut down the lane. it's a possibility as the rain moves in. check the road conditions before you head out. it's not raining now, highway 37 open. it looks great. we want to put it on the radar the coming days. live in novato, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> thank you, amy. most mail service will resume in the geurneville area. the post office in geurneville is closed because it is flooded. the u.s. postal service said it's not expected to reopen until april 1st at the earliest. you can always check weather
conditions where you live on abc 7 news app, click the blue live bar at the top. you can enable push alerts to get weather and news updates directly sent to your mobile device. developing overnight sacramento police arrested more than 80 protesters following a march demanding officers be charged in the death of stephon clark. >> it started last night after people refused to clear fulsome boulevard. at least five cars got keyed. a reporter from the sacramento bee was arrested while covering the protest. he was standing with several protesters when he got detained. sacramento district attorney standing by its decision not to charge officers saying they used reasonable force. officers say they thought he was holding a gun. it actually turned out to be a cell phone. as for the protest last night the mayor released a statement saying in part, i'm very disappointed the protest ended the way it did.
i have many questions about what precipitated the order to disperse and the subsequent arrests. no member of the press should be detained for doing their job. happening today doctors at a medical conference in seattle will reveal more information about the second person cured of hiv virus. they got stem tells from a rare genetic mutation that resists the hiv infection. they show no trace of the infection. an american that underwent the procedure it still hiv-free. high school students in san francisco are coming together to help one of their own. a teenager was injured in a crash that kill
crash. they said the victory is in aaron's name. >> >> i know he's going to get better. i wanted to show him the plaque and the medal. he couldn't talk yet because he was on a machine. he went like this, fist up. aaron is recovering after his family's minivan crashed into a big rig last sthurs. chp says the truck was parked illegally on the shoulder. we have a link on abc7news.com for the family's gofundme page. happening in the south bay officials want your input on high-speed rail project. they are going to host a community meeting at morgan hill and that starts at 6:00 tonight. project leaders are criticizing the white house plans to withhold and take back money for high-speed rail. president trump called the project a failure and raised the question of having the state give back $2.5 billion in federal funds. yesterday the high-speed rail authority said that would be
legally indefensible disastrous policy. pg&e expected to provide more information about its bankruptcy at a hearing in sacramento. our media partner, mercury news reports wildfire survivors affected were grilled yesterday. they are demanding to know how and when the company will compensate victims. here is a look at what's going on up in the north bay. you can see temperatures are mild from the mid-40s to about 50. you're going to find this just about everywhere. let me lo 50 in novato, sob rante. >> all the way back to lind mar, mod rain. big picture shows these heading
to the north. daly city, should be there now. san francisco five minutes, maybe ten minutes. berkeley, san pablo 6:17, that means it's going across bay bridge and bay bridge toll plaza. you can see light rain on the golden gate bridge. a lot of sheen. it's light. more of a nuisance. it will increase through the morning commute. manage rain if you're going to be on mass transit today and on the bay. light breezes but it will be wet. east bay a chance of rain all the way up to 10:00, a little lull at noon and scattered showers for the rest of the afternoon and evening. top out around 57. south bay got a chance of light rain, spotty at best through about 10:00. nothing from noon to 4:00 and scattered showers from 6:00 to 8:00. you'll top out in the upper 50s. here is a look at san francisco just about any time today we have a chance of some drizzle, some mist, somehuerm is psie the afternoon and evening hours. heaviest rains coming in tonight. show you that this time tomorrow. it's going to be much harder to get around than it is now.
let's talk to alexis how it is to get around now. >> it's okay. a little soggy as mike mentioned. bay bridge toll plaza, can see a little bit of light rain. some sheen on the pavement as well. once you get through the toll plaza, we do have the metering lights on. we have a two-vehicle collision, sounds like a bus and another smaller vehicle are involved in what i think is a pretty minor crash and that should be blocking one of the lanes on the left-hand side. hopefully they will clear that soon, not causing a huge back-up. show you traffic maps where we do mostly have green. the approach to the bay bridge okay. a little yellow through emeryville to get through the maze but 580 looking okay, 880 as well. once you get onto the bridge, a little heavy around treasure island. yeah, a little bit soggy now at this point. surface streets as well. a live look at theeehembarcadero getting sotoo. make s you'rering conditions. we'll check out drive times next. >> thank you. the white house responded to the
democrats latest and most expansive investigation of president trump. >> they are calling a house committee investigation into obstruction disgraceful and abusive. they are looking into the firing of former director james comey among other things. white house secretary said the democratic-led investigation is not after the truth but after president trump. democrats on the panel have documents from 81 people including the president's son-in-law jared kushner. california suing over proposed changes to title 10, a family planning for low income people. if the changes are clinics would only be eligible for title 10 funding if they do not perform abortions or suggesa pele who support the changes say abortion is not family under current law, title 10 funds cannot be spent directly on abortions. supporters of the lawsuit say this is about politics. >> what the president is
attacking is gender equality and female autonomy. organizations that provide reproductive services don't just protect the health of women, they enable us to control our own lives and to pursue our own dreams on our own terms. >> at least 20 other states are expected to file lawsuits. remembering luke perry one day acht the "riverdale" and"be"
coming at us. right now a warm front, gradual to moderate rains. a heavier, atmospheric river thankfully going to miss us and soak big sur, cause issues there. look at yellows, oranges and reds that's going to move through that area down to santa barbara. eventually l.a. not as heavy. the snow in the sierra starting at 4:00, rather heavy, 1 to 4' of heavy snow. limited visibility and delays likely. alexis now keep an eye on that. here is a look at the seven-day forecast i put together for you. light to moderate heavy snow tomorrow and lighter snow and snow showers all the way through sunday.
>> thank you, mike. formerly "beverly hills 90210" star luke perry died from the massive stroke he suffered last we week. perry's publicist said the ac r actor's family and friends were by his side including his two children. paramedics called to his sherman oaks home. perry under heavy sedation for five days and never regained consciousness. his star appeal spanned one generation to another. most recently he starred in cw's "riverdale." they are dedicating season two to perry. he was only 52 years old. we have more information spotting warning signs and symptoms of a stroke on our website, abc7news.com. only on abc 7 news we're hearing from 4h instructor who taught two young girls the life skills they needed to survive a weekend in the woods. they live in ben bow, humboldt county near richardson grove state park, an area known for
its redwoods and bears and mountain lions. she kicked into survival mode when she and her sister caroline got lost a few piles from their home. they survived 48 hours, no food, no water. it was cold and rainy in that redwood forest. their mom said she's not sure how her daughters would have survived if not for 4h program. >> group leader justin taught them fire making skills. >> they are strong girls and stayed calm. >> justin taught them in his 4h adventure class in humboldt county. he's glad the girls applied the lesson during misadventure for example, drinking water off leaves to stay hydrated. it's an incredible story. you can learn more about the sisters' survival on our website, abc7news.com. starbucks warning customers about a new scam that's making
the rounds on social media. >> the shallow bucks campaign claims starbucks will give customer as free drink if they send a screen shot of themselves listening to the song. some fans are saying they are getting fake messages from starbucks saying they received a voucher for a free drink. starbucks said the offer is fake and is investigating how it was made. hmm. >> just can't trust the internet. >> however, lady gaga did go to number one. >> works for fans. >> if you fly southwest, that's one of their new movies this month. >> "a star is born." >> "a star is born" free. >> i recommend it. >> i tried not to cry in front of 179 other people. >> free because you had to pay for the flight. >> that's why i sat in the window. nobody sees me. great movie. even better the second time. >> the mental image of you watching is even better than the movie itself. >> kind of going, nobody see this. >> the napkins for the cocktail.
>> yeah.today, though, napkins aren't going to do you any good because all the rain is coming in. a little more mother nature weeping than me. the east bay hills, you can see towards san francisco, looks a little more diffused. the light shining through the rain. i'll show you live doppler 7, increasing rain this morning, showers this afternoon and a potential thunderstorm or two. heaviest rains coming in overnight when we go from one to two on storm impact scale. thankfully as we talk about that, atmospheric river will miss us to the south. today if you weren't with us at the top of the show, i want to show you that. here we go. storm impact, light to moderate, evening light and breezy. solano county, flash flooding. no watches, warnings, advisories. show geyserville, healdsburg, jenner, some light rain but not aggravate rising of th aggravat trying to clean up and i'm sorry. head north towards dumbarton
bridge, that's kind of where light rain is falling right now. that's the dividing line. south bay and east bay quiet. all of us covered in the chance of a thunderstorm this evening. here we are with a warm front. you can see light rain increasing, moderate pockets all the way up to noon. then the warm front moves to the north. a moist flow out of the south, increasing scattered showers by 4:00. then the cold front starts to draw near during the evening hours. that's when you can see a better chance of some thunderstorms. that goes all the way through 11:00. the cold front is not going to come through until this time tomorrow. that's why we have the heaviest rain tomorrow. that's why it's a 2 on the storm impact scale. we will taper scattered showers wednesday afternoon through thursday, a slight chance friday. one-time rain saturday. then as we set those clocks forward and daylight savings begins sunday, we're finally dry. alexis. >> thanks, mike. as mike has been telling you, a little bit of rain pushing in for morning commute. certainly can make things slick.
a new crash in the east bay. westbound 80 before san pablo dam road. one vehicle hit five others, six total involved. as of a moment ago all off on the shoulders. once emergency crews arrive they will have to block a lane or two. westbound 80 before you get to highway 4 interchange in hercules. that one starting to ramp up a bit. taking a look at drive times this morning. this has really been our worst spot of the commute. westbound 580 tracy to dublin still above average, still in the red, one hour 14 minutes. that is all due to roadwork that cleared over an hour ago. it was late. it was supposed to wrap by 4:00 a.m. but did not get done until 4:40. still trying to bounce back. southbound 680 dublin to mission looking good 19 minutes. 85 northbound highway 101 to cupertino in the green. a sign of the time. virgin atlantic making a small but significant change to its dress code. what you may notice on your next
give you an idea what to expect for the second part of the storm tomorrow morning, heavy rain gusting to 45 miles per hour. we'll definitely have standing water. some small creeks may rise. right now we're not expecting them to flood. the chance of thunderstorms continues. >> thank you, mike. san francisco's municipal transportation agency will meet
to approve a dramatic eansion of bike sharing stations. >> right now 152 bike sharing stations, all of them located on the eastern half of the city. plans to expand bike shares to 320 citywide with 4500 bikes. mta looking at outreach since bike stations usually replace parking spots. look at this. a team of engineers at m.i.t. developed the first four-legged robot that can do a backflip. so-called mini cheetah robot is nearly impossible to knock over. it itest over uneven ground twice as fast as a person's walking speed. ed -- the food and drug administration will approve a drug that relieves depression.
esketanine a chemical cousin of ketamine, the party drug special k. it will be administered at certified treatment centers. it's the first new drug for depression in decades. the active ingredient can cause out of body experiences. drug developers say it's unlikely with low dose medication. >> that is wild. >> keeping an eye on that throughout the day. as we send it over to alexis, can we talk about that robot. i'm still stunned by that. >> no, i don't like that thing. it's so creepy. it might be the creepiest one yet, except the one that can open doors. that one is creepier but this is number two. very close second. >> a matter of time before those two get together. it's over. then it's all over. okay. we're looking at the bay bridge toll practices where it is e did have a two-vehicle collision past the toll plaza. that cleared a few moments
metering lights on but we don't have anything blocking. drive times westbound 80 highway 4 to the maze, crash on the shoulder near san pablo road holding onto the green, 22 minutes. 13 across bay bridge in san francisco, southbound 101 san francisco to sfo still in the green at 10 minutes. let's check in with meteorologist mike nicco. >> take a look at midnight as promised, hour by hour, lurking off the shore in the north bay reds. heavy downpours and thunderstorms possible. look at that, right at the beginning of the commute, the heaviest rain is going to fall, blinding rain is going to come down that hard sideways at time. notice by 9:00 it's moving off to the east and we transition over to scatt these rainfall to. definitely much more impressive than what we'll get from a third of an inch in south bay, east bay to nearing three-quarters in san francisco to more of an inch in the north bay. here is my concerns, really just one. the flooding on the roads during
tomorrow's morning commute. back to you guys. >> okay. thanks, mike. sorry to say, mike, the really cheap fares to hawaii are gone. however, good news if you missed ot on southwest airlines sale yesterday. within hours the airlines sold out of its introductory $49 one-way fares. but now other airlines are lowering their fares to match southwest prices between california and hawaii. southwest also plans to fly to hawaii from san jose. that will happen in may. sacramento and san diego will come along pretty soon, too. southwest plans to fly interisland flights, honolulu, . i like i learned a new word. >> pau, finished. >> we are not pau. the new program the national
now at 6:00, oh, boy, here we go again. live doppler 7 showing another round of showers through the bay area. yes, more on the way after this. >> good morning to you. it's tuesday march 5th. i think my rain boots are starting to wear out this season. >> it's been a lot. i also want to say to mike happy mardi gras day. >> laissez les bons temps rouler. i should have brought beads in. i couldn't bring them all back on the plane. here is a look at what's going on. i'll get you guys some. we're looking at rain finally moving into the east bay.