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♪ trelegy 1-2-3 save at trelegy.com. good morning, it is saturday, march 16th. i'm kate larson in for chris nguyen this morning. we are going to start with a look at a wonderful forecast today with meteorologist frances dinglasan who's in for lisa argen this morning. >> hi, kate. if you like yesterday, i think you'll love today. here's live doppler 7 showing us quiet conditions. winds are calm, skies are clear. the cool side right now, especially in santa rosa, vacaville, half moon bay and livermore, we're in the upper 30s currently. lots of 40s and 50s around the bay. here's your 12-hour planner. sunrise at 7:19. most temperatures will be in the 40s. by lunchtime we'll be in the 60s, sunny and mild and a warmer
afternoon in store for us. at around 4:00 inland temperatures will hit the low 70s. around the bay upper 60s to near 70. at the coast it's going to be a great beach day, some mid to upper 60s. sunset at 7:17 and this warming trend continues. i'll let you know your temperatures coming up in the next couple days soon. kate. >> thanks, frances. we have developing news on the deadly terror attack at two mosques in new zealand. the 28-year-old suspect appeared in court. he's charged with one count of murder but other charges are likely. at least 49 people are confirmed dead and dozens remain in the hospital. abc news reporter elizabeth herr has more. ♪ >> reporter: new zealand in mourning with the nation paying tribute to the victims of an attack that authorities say was motivated by hate. >> today as the country grieves, we are seeking answers. >> the nation's prime minister
condemning the country's first terror attack with police there alleging one suspect in custody had written lengthy anti-immigrant statements online. that discovery made after police say two mosques just miles apart came under attack by at least one gunman targeting muslims attending friday prayers. >> people were running out. i see some people had blood on their body. >> reporter: the 28-year-old man, seen here in court, charged with murder with officials say more charges are pending. >> the offender was in possession of a gun license. now is the time for change. >> reporter: two other armed suspects also taken into custody, but their association still under investigation. the president condemning the attack, calling it a monstrous terrorist attack. >> i told the prime minister that the united states is with them all the way, 100%, whatever they need. we will be there. >> reporter: police are not yet saying if the same gunman is
behind the two mosque attacks. they will only confirm no one in custody was on any watch list. elizabeth herr, abc news, new york. at islamic centers around the south bay police presence is easy to see. many people say instead of fear, there is faith. amanda del castillo has the details. >> reporter: the weight of thursday's massacre in christchurch, new zealand, is being felt a world away. in the south bay, a local community and law enforcement are helping to carry that load. >> it's good to see people around us at this moment. >> reporter: during the day my photographer and i saw police patrolling outside the muslim community association in santa clara. in the evening officers were outside the evergreen islamic center in san jose. the council on american islamic relations says this is reality. >> it's just really being prepared for the possibility for this to happen. i think individuals who went to that mosque in new zealand in christchurch did not anticipate to be victims of violence. >> reporter: taking proactive
and preventative measures is the mission. >> we don't take chances. >> reporter: the president of the evergreen islamic center says right now any place of worship for muslims is likely the safest place to be. during friday night prayer, police were close. sayed says private and undercover security also present. >> there was security all around the perimeter, and also we have surveillance camera. anybody who comes in, goes out, they are captured. >> reporter: measures many hope will keep the muslim community focused on prayer and peace. >> don't let things go to your head because there are people out there who don't understand really in depth what islam is. >> reporter: there are several vigils in the south bay planned through monday. for that information visit abc7news.com. in santa clara, i'm amanda del castillo, abc 7 news. >> and abc 7 news spoke with america's top diplomat in new zealand.
ambassador scott brown described how the u.s. is helping its long-time ally and friend. >> we have a security intelligence relationship that's been going on for decades, so that free flow of information happens on a daily basis and it has been increased over the last 24 hours. we wll be there and offer and provide any and all assistance as we have done and will continue to do. >> ambassador brown expressed shock over what happened and described how violence and crime are extremely rare in new zealand. >> there's not a heck of a lot of hate crime problems here, or crime problems for that matter. with 4.6 million people, everyone pretty much knows everybody. >> some facebook users actually saw a live stream of the terror attack captured by a camera that the suspect was wearing, but facebook only took it down after being alerted by police. that alarmed one local expert on media ethics.
>> their attention has primarily been getting markets onto product and maximizing profits rather than the safety issues. and i think we've seen time and time again the safety issues have to start taking precedent. >> in the future upgrades to artificial intelligence could help detect violence on social media. another idea includes a panic button for users that would resemble the like button. when you click it, the site host would be notified. stay with abc 7 as we stay on top of this developing news. we'll bring you the latest on abc7news.com and the abc 7 news app. you can enable push alerts to get new information as it comes into the newsroom. developing news out of los angeles county. firefighters have knocked down a massive fire that broke out at a phillips 66 oil refinery in carson. crews battled the flames from all sides for more than two hours before containing those flames. officials say a seal failure in a crude oil pump is to blame.
one person was treated for an unknown injury. >> a teenage girl is fighting for her life after being hit by a car near san francisco's lake merced. police say the 14-year-old and her mother were in a crosswalk with their dog when a car hit them. the mother is expected to recover from her injuries. investigators say the driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with police. dangerous streets have forced san francisco to take action. following a cyclist's death, parking along howard street has been removed to expand the bike lane, but activists say that's not enough. they have identified two other streets, fulsom and the embarcadero that need immediate improvements. abc 7 news reporter luz pena has that story. >> reporter: in single file, over a hundred cyclists got very close to cars. they say this is nothing compared to what they go through on a daily basis without protected bike lanes. >> i was hit, fortunately not too bad, in a hit and run.
a car running a red light crossing market street. >> reporter: patrick lived to tell his story. ones who didn't were remembered with a bouquet of flowers leading the human protected bike lane. >> we lost someone named kevin manning on embarcadero. it's been eight months ago. nothing has changed where he died. that street is one of our top five most busy unprotected bike lanes in the whole city. >> reporter: the most recent, last friday. tess rothstein was hit by a truck on howard. >> i'm just scared and sad. >> how many close calls have you had? >> today three. >> reporter: since rothstein's death, parking on 6th and howard has been removed and the bike lane was extended. now this group of cyclists want permanent protected bike lanes installed on howard, embarcadero and fulsom. >> there needs to be a protected bike lane. they can start that process right now. the mta is the only one who can get this done. >> reporter: sfmta say they are
looking into expediting a permanent change. >> there's a request for bike lanes going all the way to embarcadero and we're working on ways to do that. >> reporter: the sf bike coalition is planning to rally on the steps of city hall next tuesday. they want permanent protected bike lanes from fulsom to howard. in san francisco, luz pena, abc 7 news. a suspect broke into tears inside a courtroom yesterday while watching surveillance video. prosecutors say it shows him tossing a puppy into a garbage chute. that dog, named rocky, survived the violent ordeal inside a san francisco building. rocky lost a leg after suffering a severe fracture. rocky's suspected attacker, 59-year-old ronald jones, pleelded not guilty. >> when you see the evidence we saw, it's clear to us that the person had no respect for life. >> an animal control officer is adopting rocky. the suspect was released from jail but is due back in court later this month. the widespread college admissions cheating scandal now
has a connection to uc berkeley. former canadian football player, businessman and vancouver resident david sadu is accused of paying $200,000 for a proctor to take the s.a.t. for his two sons. jordan sadu was admitted to uc berkeley in 2014 where he joined the rowing program. his older brother was admitted to chapman university in orange county. their father pleaded not guilty yesterday to mail and wire fraud charges in boston. >> we're going to address all the allegations in court. we're happy to be in a great court like the united states district court for boston. we look forward to our day in court. >> no administrator or coach at cal has been implicated in those wrongdoings. happening today, the biggest st. patrick's day celebration on the west coast is back. san francisco will host its annual st. patrick's day parade. liam frost talked about the parade on midday live yesterday
morning about what you can expect. >> if you go out to the parade, you realize it's a community parade that happens in a big city. we have all the little dancers, the adult dancers, the bagpipes, dancing horses, dancing steers. first time i saw that i got a little worried. do we have insurance for this? we have a bull that comes out and dances. >> wow. sounds like a lot of fun. the parade will start on the corner of market and 2nd street at 11:30 a.m. mayor london breed will be the grand marshal. an estimated 100,000 people will line up to see the marching bands, all those dancers you just heard about and floats. other st. patrick's day celebrations in the bay area include the shamrock run in san jose and a festival in dublin in the east bay. frances, all those folks should look forward to warm and sunny weather. >> lots of bright sunshine so bring your sunglasses if you're heading to the parade and possibly a hat and sunscreen. here's a live shot looking out towards the exploratorium. winds are calm. so this offshore flow is going
to allow temperatures to warm up. i'll have your neighborhood forecast coming up. >> all right, thanks so much. also next, it's a peninsula home that as you can see is hard to miss. find out why the so-called flintstones house is being called a public nuisance. andrew yang says he is the person to beat donald trump in 2020. coming up next, we are taking a look at his platform.
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back in the day a candidate promised a chicken in every pot. now one is proposing money in your pocket. presidential hopeful andrew yang held a campaign rally in san francisco. as abc 7 news reporter jobina fortson reports, he's proposing a universal future income. >> introducing, the future president of the united states, mr. andrew yang. >> reporter: a few weeks ago a lot of people in this crowd had no idea who this man is. >> how long have you known about andrew yang. >> since a podcast a couple weeks ago. >> reporter: yang's campaign picked up serious steam after he appeared on a popular podcast making a case for universal basic income, or ubi. >> it's going to be a bipartisan effort. weaver going to get this across the finish line because it's something everyone can get excited about. >> reporter: yang is proposing the country set guaranteed payments of $1,000 per month to all u.s. citizens 18 or older.
>> never in a million years would i think a president would actually preach this. >> reporter: some don't find it realistic, but yang thinks ubi will help millions of working americans who will inevitably lose their jobs to automation. in recent years the midwest has been hit hard by this. matt says that's why people in his hometown of cleveland supported donald trump. >> they really thought trump was their only way to have a chance to solve their problems. i don't think he has the right policies to do it. i think andrew addresses the same problems. >> reporter: friday's san francisco rally was yang's largest yet and the world is watching to see if the so-called yang gang will continue to build momentum. jobina fortson, abc 7 news. on the peninsula, the town of hillsboro has filed suit against the iconic flintstone house owner, calling the cartoon-inspired dwelling a public nuisance. florence fang, former publisher
of the "san francisco chronicle" purchased the home for $2.8 million in 2017. she has added a herd of dinosaur sculptures and other structures to accommodate future parties. the suit alleges the modifications are in violation of several municipal codes. following the warriors game on abc tonight, join abc 7 sports director larry beil, kerry keating and adonal foyle for toyota after the game. the postgame show will come to you live from the chase center, which, yes, is still under construction but only a few more months. >> it started with synchronized dancing cranes, golden shovels and a dash of optimism. >> it's going to take about three years to build, so the chances of be standing on the sidelines for the warriors are slim to hopeful. >> it will be fun playing in
there. >> hey! >> after the pomp and circumstance, the real coordination began, a massive hole in the earth that would transform before our very eyes. >> the chase center really will follow those walls all the way around. >> each visit packed with new surprises. >> this is the first time i've actually been in the theater lobby of chase center. >> here we are. >> here we are, we're in the lobby. >> i love what you've done with the place. it's beautiful. >> as the chase center grew, abc 7 was there to experience it all. >> i'm not sure anybody else has video of this yet. >> what are we looking at here? >> look at that. well, you're looking at center court. we are in coach kerr's office. >> we were the very first station to walk out onto the court, to sit in the seats, and the first to learn of its buried secrets. >> a rick berry bobblehead will be underneath the fricking foundation supposedly near where the free-throw line is. that was pretty cool of them to do that. >> now it's entombed in cement.
>> now with the chase center six months away from completion, we're proud to say abc 7 is the first station to ever broadcast a live show from inside the new home of the warriors. >> that. toyota after the game is immediately after the warriors/thunder game at 8:00 p.m. only on abc 7. coverage begins at 5:00 p.m. with nba countdown. meteorologist frances dinglasan joins u now with our accuweather forecast. frances. >> all right, kate. it already feels like spring, although spring is a few days away. here's live doppler 7 showing you how quiet it is out there right now. we have high pressure building and this is going to bring us some warm temperatures. also notice how calm it is. look at that flag not moving at all. and the water is calm. this offshore flow will have temperatures climbing into the low 70s today. san francisco is currently at 49. san jose 46. morgan hill cooler at 41.
and we're looking at the pretty shot right now from emeryville across the bay bridge into san francisco. it's just clear and quiet out there. santa rosa, petaluma and vacaville, including livermore, have dropped into the upper 30s. this is the time we see the coolest temperatures just before sunrise. and as we look from the east bay hills, well across the bay, you just see how clear and beautiful it is. here's your forecast. so we have sunny above-average temperatures this weekend. the warming trending contin con the way through monday. we could be up to 10 degrees above average. the rain returns on tuesday, but it looks very light at this point. i'll show you when you can expect it. highs today will be in the upper 60s to low 70s. so san francisco for the st. patrick's day, 68 degrees. bring lots of sunscreen and reapply often. oakland 69, san jose 71 degrees and lots of low 70s through the inland interior areas and also through santa rosa and napa,
some of the north bay areas. if you're heading to the beach, you'll want to be ready with the sunglasses and sunscreen as well. mid-60s through ocean beach, half moon bay. santa cruz even getting up to 72 degrees and just a light westerly breeze there. lows tonight mostly in the 40s. a little milder in san francisco at 49. san jose 46. some low 40s in the north bay. we're checking out a live shot of the san jose airport just because it looks so pretty with all the lights there right now. tree pollen has been climbing. it's moderate but will be reaching high soon. the uv index is high. here's a look at the temperatures for the week ahead. in napa you were 70, you'll be 72 climbing into monday. things change quite a bit on tuesday as we have a system that passes through. then a little bit unsettled as we have several systems that move through the bay area bringing us a very slight chance of rain. but here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. so enjoy the sunshine and the
spring-like temperatures. we have the luck of the irish as temperatures bump up a couple more degrees for tomorrow. the warmth peaks on monday. inland areas in the upper 70s around the bay, mid-70s, at the coast upper 60s. so we've got several beach days ahead. then light rain returns tuesday afternoon into evening, but we're talking just a few hundredths of an inch. some spring sprinkles for the start of spring on wednesday morning, but most of it will be dry, near average thursday and friday. >> enough warm weather to thaw us out before temperatures drop again, right? >> yeah, we can enjoy the sunshine and the warmth because it's a well-deserved break from all the rain we've gotten. >> looking forward to it, frances, thanks. just ahead the dream is about to begin on "american idol." it is clear one bay area singer is already a standout.
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eating eggs may impact your cholesterol. it's all coming up on gma. we'll see you very soon. a bay area singer could be the next american idol. ashley hess is from fremont. you can watch her this weekend. here's a sneak peek at what happens when she goes before the judges. >> hold on, everybody, can we take our chairs, and let's move them by the piano. >> would you do that again for us, please. ♪ my heart is drenched in wine >> sounds good to me. ashley auditions in front of all-star judging panel luke bryan, katy perry and lionel ritchie. the bay area will be cheering her on tomorrow night. "american idol" airs at 8:00 p.m. right here on abc 7. still to come on abc 7 mornings, thousands of students skipped school yesterday, but they weren't playing hooky. there was an effort to spark a national conversation about climate change. also, how the giants are
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like spring with plenty of sunshine. live doppler 7 showing us clear conditions across the bay area. winds are light right now. temperatures have dropped into the upper 30s for santa rosa, vacaville and even half moon bay and livermore. most other areas are in the 40s. in fact hayward is currently 51 degrees. here's your 12-hour planner for today. clear skies this morning. sunny and mild by lunchtime. you can put the jackets away. in the 60s. a warmer afternoon for everyone. inland low 70s, around the bay near 70, and at the coast some mid-60s. sun sets at 7:17 and we'll still be in the 60s. but if you are heading out tonight, you will need a light jacket. the warming trend continues. i'll have details on that coming up. now to the latest on the attack in new zealand. 49 people were killed and 40 other people were hospitalized d with a range of injuries,
including a 4-year-old who's in critical condition. investigators have identified the suspected gunman as a 28-year-old australian man. he and two other people are in custody but more arrests are possible. new zealand's prime minister said he used five weapons in the shooting, all legally acquired. the council on american islamic relations condemned the attack and urged muslims here in the united states not to shy away from worship out of fear. >> do not be afraid. do not abandon your mosques. >> law enforcement is on high alert at mosques across the united states, including here in the bay area. abc 7 news reporter laura anthony explains. >> reporter: so many people showed up for friday prayers at the islamic center of fremont that dozens had to pray outside under the watchful eye of a private security guard. >> we're trying to make sure that people don't panic. >> reporter: the imam said he and his fellow priests have spent the last several hours trying to reassure concerned congregants. >> as a muslim community, we are
one. if one part of us hurts, one part is bleeding, the pain resonates through all of us. >> everybody has the right to believe whatever they want but we should respect each other and whatever religion we are in. >> reporter: alameda county has a sizeable muslim community, one that grows closer in times like these. >> the way islam actually preach, you're not supposed to hate each other, you're supposed to love each other. >> reporter: these congregants told us they will not let a terror attack as horrific as it was dissuade them from practicing what they believe. >> it is up to the god. at the end of judgment day we will see who was right and who was wrong. in the meantime you leave me alone and i'll leave you alone. >> reporter: this 15-year-old attends school at the islamic center in fremont. >> does this make you worry about the future? >> it's all in god's hands. whatever happens, happens. can't really do anything about
that. it's destiny. >> reporter: various police departments here in the east bay told us some will keep up extra patrols indefinitely. in walnut creek, laura anthony, abc 7 news. president trump says there should be no mueller report. it comes just after the house voted overwhelmingly in favor of making the mueller report public for all to see. the battle is now putting more pressure on the attorney general. abc news senior congressional correspondent mary bruce is on capitol hill. >> reporter: less than 24 hours after nearly all house republicans joined democrats to send an overwhelming message, make the mueller report public, the president responding. tweeting the special counsel should never have been appointed and there should be no mueller report. after nearly two years of investigation, lawmakers say the american people deserve to see the results. >> the taxpayers paid millions for this information, and they should get to see all of it and not just the assessment of one person. >> reporter: the measure was killed in the senate by one of the president's top allies, senator lindsey graham.
ultimately what gets made public is up to the new attorney general, and he's promised transparency. >> i am going to make as much information available as i can, consistent with the rules and regulations that are part of the special counsel regulations. >> reporter: mary bruce, abc news, washington. happening today, the san francisco giants will host a special baseball game at oracle park. the game will be between paradise high school and corning union high school. it's free and open to the public. friends will get a limited edition paradise strong t shirt. the high school survived the camp fire that killed 85 people in november. the giants hope the experience will help lift the spirits of everyone in paradise as they rebuild. the first pitch is at 4:00 this afternoon. it looks like the raiders will be staying in oakland for at least one more season. yesterday the oakland coliseum authority approved a one-year deal with an option for a second year.
the rent will be going up by $4 million, plus the raiders will have to cough up $750,000 to settle a parking dispute. this ends months of drama after owner mark davis went looking for a new home after the city sued the team and the nfl over >> when mark davis took the deal off the table was, look, we understand you're probably not pleased about a lawsuit. but on the other hand, why don't you go ahead, go out and take a look at what else is out there. they went and did their window shopping and found out that what they had here was still a pretty good deal. >> the deal still needs approval of the oakland city council and alameda county supervisors before it becomes final. hundreds of students in the bay area ditched school yesterday to march for climate change. it was part of a worldwide effort demanding global leaders take action. abc 7's lyanne melendez was there.
>> reporter: the truth is these students didn't actually ditch school on their own. their schools were behind their participation in the march against climate change. >> feel the community and really get involved with something bigger than ourselves outside of school. >> this is our lives that will be over if you're not here with us. not against us, with us. >> reporter: the fact that you have green braces, is that on purpose? >> yeah. because i wanted every time i smile people to be reminded that this is our planet. >> reporter: their intentions were clear, target lawmakers who have the power to change policy and laws. students protested in front of the offices of senator dianne feinstein and house speaker nancy pelosi. their demands include a national embrace of the green new deal and calling for a national emergency declaration on climate change. >> we need to show them what we want, the younger people who are soon to be voters, and they're going to listen to us because
they have to listen to us if they want to remain in power. this is change happening right now. >> reporter: this was not an only in san francisco moment. students from 123 countries and more than 2,000 cities all over the world participated in these marches. their message was if you don't act like adults, we will. in san francisco, lyanne melendez, abc 7 news. happening today, don't be alarmed if you see some smoke in the east bay. the fire technology program will conduct live fire training in san leandro from 8:00 until 5:00 today and tomorrow. officials say people in the area may see a column of black smoke near the intersection of davis and alvarado streets. it may also be visible from b.a.r.t. and interstate 880. you are asked to call 911 only if you see smoke and are unsure if it's coming from the training site. still ahead on abc 7 mornings, a 66-year-old surfer has reason to celebrate.
>> that's the best feeling in the world. >> he tells abc 7 what it was like to suffer a heart attack while taking on mavericks near half moon bay. and here is a live look outside. you can see the bay bridge and city lit up. frances dinglasan will have your forecast and what you can expect once the sun comes up. i wanted more from my copd medicine... ...that's why i've got the power of 1-2-3 medicines with trelegy. the only fda-approved 3-in-1 copd treatment. ♪ trelegy. the power of 1-2-3 ♪ trelegy 1-2-3 trelegy with trelegy and the power of 1-2-3, i'm breathing better. trelegy works 3 ways to... ...open airways,... ...keep them open... ...and reduce inflammation... ...for 24 hours of better breathing. trelegy won't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden breathing problems. trelegy is not for asthma. tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or high blood pressure before taking it. do not take trelegy more than prescribed.
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150 volunteers will shave their heads to help children battle cancer. this is the 12th annual st. baldrick foundation's brave the shave event. the organization hopes to raise $200,000 today. the children's hospital is the host for the event. it starts at 9:00 this morning. the hospital is on 52nd street in oakland. spencer christian will serve as the emcee. frances and i are wondering if he's going to shave his head, right? happening today the city of dublin is ready to celebrate st. patrick's day. the fun begins with the 36th annual st. patrick's day parade at 9:30 this morning. after that it's the city's official two-day festival at the dublin civic center. 80,000 people are expected to attend. >> i do want to suggest that people be green with their transportation as well. we strongly encourage people to take public transportation and we have a partnership with b.a.r.t. >> the event will feature live entertainment, 250 vendors and
of course plenty of guinness. so good idea to take public transportation or a cab or lyft. the festival runs today and tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. frances, we've been talking about thit this morning. good weather for all these events this weekend. >> lots of sunshine for everyone, blue skies out there this afternoon. if you're heading to dubdublin,w 70s this afternoon. a pretty shot looking over the transamerica tower and san francisco. the warmup continues through the weekend, so i'll let you know where and when temperatures will hit the upper 70s. also next, steve kerr wants to see appropriate fear tonight. will the warriors bring the intensity? larry beil has a preview coming up in sports. to simone, i leave the van gogh. to harrison, the wine collection. to craig, this rock. the redwoods to the redheads.
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started having pain. >> reporter: at 66 years old, this was his 28th season surfing mavericks. that pain, just the beginning of something much worse. >> and i actually gagged and dry heaved a few times all signs of a heart attack. >> reporter: his fellow surfers tried to pull him back to shore. >> i was too impatient so i started paddling. >> reporter: christy taking it all in stride, literally, even walking himself half a mile back to his car. >> being in great shape probably saved my wife. my lovely wife, fiona, is like okay, here we go again. >> reporter: again refers to may of 2018 when he broke his neck and several vertebrae while surfing. even a heart attack won't stop his wife of more than 30 years from letting her husband pursue his passion. >> no. it's like what, are you just going to stay in bed? wrap him in bubble wrap? no, i'm not going to do that. >> reporter: fiona believes karma is what keeps him alive, a way for the universe to thank
him for saving two fish'men who had capsized at mavericks 20 years ago. >> it still chokes me up, still to this day. >> reporter: a day he is fortunate to have. >> you know what, the sky is blue, i'm alive, i can wiggle my toes. there will be another wave. >> reporter: so what's next? christy plans to be back on his long board this summer and returning for his 29th mavericks season later this fall. at moss beach, i'm dion lim, abc 7 news. meteorologist frances dinglasan joins us now with our very sunny accuweather forecast. frances. >> yeah, we've got a lot of blue skies up ahead. clear live doppler 7 showing us how quiet it is right now. we can expect some gorgeous weather ahead. in fact check out this gorgeous view of the east bay hills looking out towards mt. diablo. sunrise in just a short while, about 30 minutes. you can see how clear it is out there right now. in san francisco it's currently 49 degrees.
oakland 46 as well as san jose. cooler in morgan hill at 40 degrees. and this time from the east bay we're looking west out towards the bay bridge in san francisco. you can see how calm the water is right now, so no winds. that's going to allow temperatures to climb this afternoon. it's also allowing some temperatures to drop in some of the cooler neighborhoods through parts of the north bay le san santa rosa 38, vacaville 38 as well. in the east bay in the interior valleys, lever more is currently 39 degrees. a pretty shot. it is going to be a beach day. in fact that's the case for the whole weekend. so sunny and above average temperatures this weekend. the warming trend continues all the way through monday. and then rain returns on tuesday. but at this point the system is looking very light and weak. so for all the folks headed to san francisco for the st. patrick's day parade today, you will probably not need a jacket after lunchtime.
things start to climb into the 60s. upper 60s by 4:00. and then it cools down 8:00 tonight, dropping into the 50s. so definitely have your sunglasses and your sunscreen. you will need it throughout the day for everywhere around the bay area. so san francisco warming up to 68. oakland 69. san jose in the lower 70s, like 71. even some low 70s through santa rosa and napa. tonight temperatures will cool down overnight. tomorrow morning look for 40s. in san francisco, that will be one of the milder spots, 49 tomorrow morning. santa rosa and napa, cooler in livermore in the low 40s. in san jose 46. we'll start to see clouds nudge back in tomorrow but temperatures will be climbing. i just want to show you another pretty view as we look out from our roof camera towards the exploratorium. you see how gorgeous it is out there and the flag is not blowing at all because the winds are so light. now, tree pollen is climbing, unfortunately, for people suffering from allergies.
right now it's moderate, i think it will be high very soon. mold exposure low, uv index is high. here's a look at the week ahead. you can imagine how warm it's going to be. so san jose in the next couple days, it's going to be climbing up a few degrees. by monday it will be close to 10 degrees above average, 78. and then a system moves in on tuesday bringing us a chance of rain in the afternoon, lingering into wednesday. in fact we have a little unsettled weather through the rest of the week. so here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. enjoy the spring-like temperatures today. the luck of the irish tomorrow brings our temperatures up another couple degrees. and then the warmth peaks on monday. upper 70s inland, mid-70s around the bay. at the coast upper 60s. so we have some light rain returning on tuesday afternoon. we're talking very light, a few hundredths of an inch. we could see a few spring sprinkles for the start of spring on wednesday.
and near average by thursday and friday with some more average cloudy conditions as well. >> all right, thanks so much, frances, appreciate that. and in sports, tonight the sharks will try to rebound from thursday night's loss to florida as they battle for first place in the western conference. the men in teal battle the nashville predators at sap center. the puck drops at 7:30 p.m. the sharks can clinch a playoff spot with a win. just 15 games left in the regular season for the warriors a they try to hold on to the top seed in the western conference. the dubs take on the oklahoma city thunder in what could be a playoff preview. you can watch the game only on abc 7. tipoff is at 5:30 p.m. at the chesapeake energy arena. coverage begins at 5:00 p.m. with nba countdown. abc 7 sports director larry beil has a preview in this morning's sports. good morning, everybody. the warriors showed what steve kerr likes to call appropriate fear in their win over houston on wednesday. can they maintain that focus? tonight at okc, 5:30 tipoff
right here on abc 7. kevin durant listed as questionable with an ankle injury but he did practice yesterday. warriors got a great game from boogie cousins. they were aggressive. that's what steve kerr would like to see in the final 15 games of the regular season. >> i think our guys enjoy a tough environment on the road. we tend to play our best when we're threatened and when people question us and even when we question ourselves. a couple of days there, come on, we've got to get things going. hopefully we maintain that level of appropriate fear. >> a reminder we'll be live with the very first broadcast from the chase center right after the warriors/thunder game. all the highlights and a tour of the new arena, which is still under construction. 8:00 or thereabouts from the future home of the warriors. college hoops, acc semis. duke and north carolina, zion williamson, as good a game as you might expect. second half, zion steal and with authority.
6'7", like 280, 285. what an athlete. 48 seconds to go, carolina down one. we're calling this a pass to nasir white. tar heels take the lead. 30 seconds left. check out zion. crossover, spin move, follow your own shot. tips it back. he had 31. duke up one. last chance for carolina. koby white trying to create. fade-away, no. tip, no. duke wins 74-73. they'll face florida state in the acc championship game tonight. spring training action, phillies and bluejays, near disaster for the $330 million man, bryce harper. look out. hit square in the ankle by a fastball. did walk off the field. that was the first good sign. x-rays reveal it was merely a bruise and not a broken ankle. the phillies say they are not overly concerned at this point.
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tonight's prize is estimated at $495 million. the cash value lump sum is $300 million. this is the biggest prize since tickets in iowa and new york split a $687 million jackpot just before halloween. the odds of winning are one in 292 million. but there's still a chance, frances. there's still a very small chance. better chance of great weather. >> yes. in fact 100% chance of sunshine today. >> love it. >> and warmer temperatures. right now, though, we're on the cool side, especially in some of the valleys. santa rosa 37, vacaville 38, livermore and san ramon in the 30s. today we'll be climbing into the low 70s under blue skies, plenty of sunshine. grab your sunscreen and your sunglasses. it's going to warm up even more tomorrow. >> thanks, frances. and thank you for joining us on "abc 7 mornings." i'm kate larson in for kris nguyen along with frances dinglasan. "good morning america" is next
good morning, america. the first court appearance for the main suspect in the new zealand mosque massacre. what we're learning about the man accused of new zealand's worst mass shooting ever. his trail of terror gunning down almost 50 people at 2 mosques. >> i can tell you one thing right now, our gun laws will change. >> the vow from the prime minister and the tightened security here at home. breaking overnight, las vegas shooting. authorities exchanging gunfire with a man trying to rob the bellagio casino. an officer and the suspect shot. what police are saying this morning. panic at the mall. look at this. shoppers sent running at a high-end mall in los angeles aftere