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good morning. it is 8:00 on this saturday, march 16th. i'm kate larson in for chris nguyen. we're going to start with weather with meteorologist frances dinglasan in for lisa argen this morning. what a beautiful day. >> if you like sunshine and warmth, that's what we have in store for us this afternoon. live doppler 7 showing us some coastal clouds with the satellite image superimposed but they are thin and will clear out quickly. a beautiful live shot from emeryville showing you how calm the waters are. winds are very calm. we have high pressure building and that's going to allow temperatures to warm up. here's your 12-hour day planner. a clear start.
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9:00 temperatures mostly in the 40s. by lunchtime we'll hit the 60s, sunny and mild and a warmer afternoon inland areas in the lower 70s. around the bay near 70. sunset at 7:17 and we'll drop into the 50s. kate, this is just the warming trend that will continue the next couple of days. i'll let you know what to expect coming up. >> thanks, frances. we have developing news on the deadly terror attack at two mosques in new zealand. memorials are now being held for the 49 people confirmed dead. dozens remain hospitalized. here's abc news reporter will carr. >> reporter: the man accused of the worst mass shootinginnew zealand history appearing in court for the first time. his face is blurred per local law but his alleged crimes are clear. wearing all black, clad in a helmet and bulletproof vest, the suspect entered the mosque in the city of christchurch, ruthlessly opening fire during a packed friday prayer service
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before driving to his next target three miles away. >> people just frightened in terror, just devastated, just running for their lives. you just feel like, you know, it's a traumatic movie, sort of like a horror movie. being getting slaughtered, people treated like animals. >> reporter: police say 36 minutes after receiving that fateful call at 1:42 p.m., the suspect was taken into custody. >> we have staff that were well equipped, did engage with that person, and again, put themselves in real danger to keep the community safe from further harm. >> there were two other firearms in the vehicle that the offender was in. it absolutely was his intention to continue with his attack. >> reporter: authorities say that suspect and possibly more killing almost 50 men, women and children, injuring dozens more. the terror attack overwhelming the local hospital and a nation unaccustomed to mass shootings.
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>> it's unusual for surgeons in this part of the world to deal with gunshot wounds. >> reporter: authorities say the self-proclaimed racist with a deep hatred for immigrants was heavily armed with semiautomatic weapons and left ieds behind. >> i can tell you one thing right now, our gun laws will change. >> reporter: president trump vowing to help in any way possible. >> i told the prime minister that the united states is with them all the way, 100%, whatever they need. we will be there. >> reporter: authorities are still poring through a live stream recording of the attack and a lengthy hate-filled message posted online by someone purporting to be the suspect. >> police are aware of distressing material relating to this event being online. >> reporter: this shattered community is praying. >> there was peace within that community. >> did you imagine a shooting like this could play out here in new zealand? >> never. i didn't think i'd be alive to witness one whatever. >> abc 7 news spoke with
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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 will 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.
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>> 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 and the abc 7 news app. you can enable push alerts to get updates as new information comes in. 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.
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one person was treated for an 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 an john muir drive. 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 the 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
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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. 30-year-old cyclist 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. they can begin to remove cars and remove lanes. 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.
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>> 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 serious fracture. rocky's suspected attacker, 59-year-old ronald jones, pleaded 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.
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former canadian football player, businessman and vancouver resident david sidoo is accused of paying $200,000 for a proctor to take the s.a.t. for his two sons. jordan sidoo 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
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morning about everything that 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. i love his green glasses, they're just perfect. 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 afest jal festival in frances is here with our very sunny forecast. >> the warming trend will continue today and temperatures will be above average. check out this shot from emeryville.
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the waters are so calm, winds are calm, high pressure builds and that's going to allow temperatures to warm up over the next few days. >> it's already looking nice out there. thanks, frances. also next, it's the 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 b when it comes to so,type 2 diabetes,.. are you thinking about your heart? well, i'm managing my a1c, so i should be all set. right. actually, you're still at risk for a fatal heart attack or stroke.
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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 basic 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. we're going to be able to get this across the finish line because it's something that everyone can get excited about.
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>> 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 owner of the iconic
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flintstone house, 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
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morgan hill 40 degrees. this time this is a pretty shot from the east bay hills. all that green out there from the rain we've gotten. santa rosa, napa are in the upper 30s. petaluma has dropped down to 36 degrees. livermore also on the cool side at 38 degrees. it's a pretty shot here with a live view, santa cruz, and it's going to be a beach day today and into this weekend. here's your forecast. so we have sunny, above average temperatures this weekend and the warming trend that already started will continue all the way through monday. that will probably be our warmest day for the week. the rain returns on tuesday but not too much to worry about. this is a very light system passing through. highs today will mainly be in the upper 60s to low 70s, even at the coast we'll see plenty of sunshine. san francisco 68 for the st. patrick's day parade today. oakland 69. look for low 70s through the tri-valley. livermore at 70, san jose 71. some low 70s through santa rosa and also napa. and if you're headed to the
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beach, it's going to be sunny there as well. 66 ocean beach, half moon bay. santa cruz even getting up to 72 degrees. just a light westerly breeze, but high uv index. lows tonight will drop into the 40s, especially in the north bay, low 40s there. some of the coolest spots will be santa rosa and napa. mostly clear with a few clouds starting to pass through the north bay. tomorrow we'll see some partly cloudy conditions, more like filtered sunshine, but temperatures will still continue to warm. this time we're looking from mt. tam so we see some of those thin, coastal clouds and that will clear today, so plenty of sunshine for everyone. if you've been sneezing a lot, you might have noticed tree pollen is coming up. right now it's moderate. weed and grass pollen none right now. mold exposure low and uv index, that's going to be high. now, check out this warming trend. so in san jose our average high is 66. today we're above that already at 71. tomorrow we climb even a few more degrees. and then by monday we'll be 12
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degrees above average, near 78 degrees. tuesday a system drops in so that drops temperatures as well with some sprinkles moving in as well midweek. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. we've got the spring-like weather today, the luck of the irish bumps us up a couple more degrees. the warmth peaks on monday. upper 70s inland, around the bay mid-70s, and at the coast upper 60s. so we've got several days of beach weather. and then a light rain system moves in on tuesday afternoon/evening. we're talking a few hundredths of an inch with this system. and for the first day of spring, we could see some sprinkles lingering. temperatures will drop. we'll be close to average towards the ending of the workweek. and a little unsetted possibly for next weekend. >> a little beach weather and then rain to make sure that we're humbled again. >> yes, but very light rain. >> okay, thanks so much, frances. the dream is about to begin on "american idol," and coming up it is clear one bay area singer is already a standout.
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it's 8:30 on this saturday morning. hope you're having a great start to your day. meteorologist frances dinglasan is here for lisa argen. frances, people have a lot to look forward to if they like sunshine. >> if you like sunshine, warmer weather, then you'll like today's forecast. live doppler 7 and the satellite image showing us some thin coastal clouds trying to nudge their way into the bay area. you can see it here with this live shot looking out towards san francisco. most of us are under blue skies so those clouds will clear pretty quickly. here's your 12-hour day planner.
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we have a bligright start this morning. youcan put the jackets away by lunchtime. it will be sunny and mild in the low 60s. look for a warmer afternoon for everyone. inland areas hitting the low 70s today. around the bay upper 60s to near 70. at the coast we've got beach weather, mid-60s. sun sets at 7:17. a clear night ahead so grab a jacket if you're heading out for all festivities. i'm tell you how long the warm trend will continue. date. >> thanks, frances. now to the latest on the attack in new zealand. 49 people were killed and 40 other people were hospitalized 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 u.s. not to shy away from
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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 d 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
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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. 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
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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. te 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 a pending move to las vegas. >> 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
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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.
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>> 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.
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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 feeing 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 from the golden gate bridge. look at those blue skies. not a cloud in sight. frances dinglasan is going to have your forecast in just a few
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it's like just like, "psscheew". insanely good. happening today, more than 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. abc 7 weather anchor spencer christian will serve as the 'em me. we'll see if he comes back with hair next week.
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happening today the city of dublin is ready to celebrate st. paddy'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. it's empty now, but 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, hundreds of vendors and of course plenty of guinness. the festival runs today and tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. the weather cleared up just in time for all of the st. patrick's day celebrators. >> yes. wear green, be green. we've got blue skies, though, and warmer temperatures. it's also going to be gorgeous at the beaches with clear conditions. you'll need lots of sunscreen and your sunglasses. i'll let you know how warm your neighborhood is going to get. also next, steve kerr wants
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the bay area as well to enjoy. but let's talk about this story. mavericks is of course known for enormous waves that draw surfers from around the world, but a bay area surfer defied the odds while out on the water this week and lived to tell his story to abc 7 news anchor dion lim. >> i'm very tired and washed out but i'm actually feeling good being here looking at the ocean. >> reporter: looking out over moss beach, this is surfer christy davis' first time smelling the salty ocean air after what happened just four days earlier at mavericks. >> i was having a great session. i got four really good waves. about 10, 15 minutes later i 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.
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>> 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 fishermen 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
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returning for his 29th mavericks season later this fall. at moss beach, i'm dion lim, abc 7 news. unbelievable story. meteorologist frances dinglasan joins us now with the accuweather forecast, which is full of sunshine. >> yeah, we're going to get plenty of sunshine. warming continues today. i want to show you live doppler 7 with the satellite image. i made the clouds a little bit more opaque so you can see how the coastal clouds have developed. right along san francisco and the peninsula coast we're seeing some coastal clouds creep in right now into parts of san francisco but this will pull back very quickly. you can see how thin these clouds are with this live shot from sutro looking out towards san francisco. everywhere else, we've got blue skies. san jose is 43, morgan hill cooler at 40 degrees. this time as we look from the east bay hills, what you'll notice is how calm the waters are. the wind is very light to calm,
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and we have an offshore flow developing and that's going to allow temperatures to warm up and see how some of those thin, coastal clouds in the background will clear pretty quickly. in santa rosa and some of the valleys it's pretty cool. petaluma, even livermore is at 38 degrees. it's going to be a great beach day. here's the live shot, and it's going to be gorgeous with lots of sunshine through the next few days. so here's what you can expect for the forecast. we have sunny, above average temperatures through this weekend. the warming trend continues through monday. that will be the warmest day. then the rain returns on tuesday. don't get too upset, it's a very light system. we're talking a few hundredths of an inch. here's the 12-hour day planner. in san francisco for the st. patrick's day, we start to hit 60s during the lunch hour and hit the upper 60s this afternoon. plenty of sunshine. if you're staying out tonight grab a jacket as well because
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with clear skies things will be cooling down into the mid-50s by 9:00. highs today mainly in the upper 60s to low 70s. oakland warming up to 69 degrees. look for low 70s in the inland areas like dublin 70, livermore 70, san jose even getting up to 71. we also have low 70s through parts of the north bay like san santa rosa and also in napa. plenty of sunshine in the coast and inland areas. overnight lows we'll see coastal clouds and high clouds in parts of the north bay, temperatures in the 40s. mid to upper 40s around the bay. san francisco will be milder at 49. san jose 46. and then look for the coolest spots to be in the inland areas like santa rosa, napa low 40s. check out this pretty view. it's clear out there, lots of gro green from all the rain and the pollen counts are coming up, especially for tree pollen. it's moderate but getting close to high. mold exposure low. uv index is of course high so you'll need your sunscreen today. here's the accuweather seven-day
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forecast. so it feels like spring a little bit early. spring officially starts on wednesday. and the luck of the irish warms us up a couple more degrees. the warmth peaks on monday. we are talking upper 70s in some inland areas, around the bay mid-70s, so we are going to be about 10 degrees above average by monday. upper 60s at the coast. very light rain returns tuesday afternoon into the evening hours, so we could start off the first day of spring on wednesday with a few sprinkles. then we'll be close to average towards the end of the workweek. >> awesome. i already feel like i'm thawing out. thank you so much, frances. 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 as 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
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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
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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.
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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. reminder, warriors/okc right here 5:30 on abc 7. have a great weekend, everybody. i'm larry beil. next, many people will be hoping they have the luck of the irish this st. patrick's day weekend. the huge powerball jackpot up for grabs tonight coming
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happening tonight, the eighth largest powerball jackpot in the game's history is up for grabs. 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. so not great odds. really good odds for fantastic st. patrick's day weather this weekend, though. >> yes. i'm giving you a 100% chance of lots of sunshine. upper 60s to low 70s today. it's beach weather.
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the warming trend continues over the next couple days, so even warmer tomorrow and the warmth peaks on monday. we have a very light system returning on tuesday afternoon. just some very light rain and some spring sprinkles on wednesday. notice just behind us the traffic is already getting pretty bad heading into san francisco today so it's going to be busy. >> everyone wants to go somewhere for the beautiful week. >> thanks so much, frances and thank you for joining us on abc 7 mornings. i'm kate larson in for chris nguyen and frances in for lisa. don't forget to watch the dubs this evening. nba countdown gets you ready for the big game at 5:00 p.m. the warriors and thunder battle at chesapeake energy arena. tipoff is at 5:30 only here on abc 7. then join larry beil, kerry keating and warriors ambassador adonal foyle after the game. the first broadcast inside chase center.
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