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and there's another ticket in wisconsin taking home the big prize. congratulations. >> good morning on this thursday, march 28th. we'll have the numbers and reaction from bay area stores in just a moment. but first, we're tracking one last storm this week. >> yes, a live look outside right now. you're going to need that umbrella today. by the weekend, you will need the sunglasses. so big turn of events. hi, mike. >> everybody is excited about another chance of rain? >> yes. >> looking forward to that sunshine. >> not another chance of rain, come on, mike. >> yes. it was purely tongue in cheek sarcasm. i know you guys are tired of it. this is the last day we're going to have friday, saturday and sunday with sunshine and spring warmth. i'll show you that in the forecast. i'll get you prepared for the scattered showers. chance of thunderstorms today. the heavier rain swords cedar boulevards. street level, alvarado niles,
towards union city, paseo parkway. just south of the airport, right on 280 as you head from park more to alum rock. more is coming our way. here's a look at today. a chance of showers just about any time. cooler this morning in the 40s. we'll end up in the upper 50s ands 60s this afternoon. alexis? >> good morning, mike. a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza here. metering lights on later today. the official time 5:37. we have reports of a two-vehicle collision before you get to that point. i believe that's off on the shoulder. does not sound like it was a big issue. not a serious collision. yok that will end up turning into any big backup. i wanted to zoom in on the ferry that mike mentioned as well. you're seeing yellow and orange on our live doppler 7 radar layer on top of the traffic maps. one of the few how this is impacting traffic on 84 and 880.
just typical delays. delay approaching the toll plaza on the dumb paragraarton bridge. make sure you drive for conditions. we're waiting to find out who won the huge $768 million powerball jackpot. >> only one ticket matched all six numbers. it was not here in california. it was sold in a small town just outside of milwaukee, wisconsin. >> at least two people in the bay area did win big. they didn't get all the numbers but five out of six. if you haven't checked your tickets, the numbers are 16, 20, 37, 44, 62 and the powerball is 12. abc 7 news reporter jobina fortson is live at one of the winning stores in san mateo. jobina? >> reporter: good morning, guys. right here the number is back down to 40 because someone hit it really big last night and two people in the bay area got about
$3 million richer overnight. one ticket was sold here. five out of six winning numbers. look, the place has been lucky before. might need to remember this for later. a guy said he usually buys this ticket and he was so upset he didn't last night. ranked as the third largest in history. gateway food and liquor on north bascom avenue in san jose sold the other ticket. the store manager says in his 16 years of being at the shop, this is first time he's seen a winning ticket. >> very happy, very happy. everybody is very happy. my employees and my boss also. and everybody hard working here, is very happy about this. >> reporter: and, again, a big congratulations to those two players in the bay area. all of us probably wishing we were you. but not that kerpd about your taxes. you have to pay on that. we don't have to deal with that. we win in a little way, right?
reporting live in san mateo, jobina fortson, abc 7 news. >> looking at the bright side there, jobina. >> jessica said that $3 million will get you -- >> a modest home, two bedrooms, one bath. >> we're in good shape. >> maybe. >> you may each get a parking space. excitin exciting. thank you joerbina. abc 7 sent out this push alert after there were wib winners. download our free app. classes expected to be back in session after a violent threat forced the campus to shut down. van den high school officials haven't revealed the specifics of the threat. it's three weeks after an incident involving a black student targeted by racial slurs. the slurs were spray painted on the baseball and softball fields. brand new at 6:00 a.m., two santa clara county deputies who worked at the elmwood women's jail in milpitas were fired in a
case involving excessive force. former deputies michelle broussard and alana simpson hogan were fired on valentine's day 2017. investigators found broussard used excessive force in a 2015 fight with an inmate. simpson hogan was found to have covered up the abuse. sheriff lori smith declined to comment to the mercury news. the san mateo county board of supervisors approved funding to help rebuild the millbrae community center which burned down in 2016. investigators determined that the four-alarm fire at the facility on lincoln circle was arson and two teenage boys were arrested for allegedly starting it. on tuesday, the board of supervisors approved the disbursement of $500,000 for the new facility. but much more funding is still needed. the millbrae city council selected a tentative design in february with an estimated cost of $31 million.
>> east bay homeowner gets the shock of her life. her home trashed by squatters. they moved in while she was gone for three days. >> there's food, there's dirty diapers everywhere. >> the washer and dryer, then the -- they moved furniture. >> i'm still looking for my father's ashes. >> oh, no. >> yikes. the homeowner says they not only made themselves at home, they changed the locks. this surveillance video shows the squatters arriving saturday morning. when frankie returned monday, she heard someone inside. it turned out to be -- amber milan and a baby. milan was arrested for trespassing. three or four other people may have been squatting inside the house. frankie is now trying to put her house back together. happening today, the former yale women's soccer coach accused of taking bribes is due in court in boston where he is expected to plead guilty.
rudy meredith was a key player in the investigation into the school admissions scandal. meredith began cooperating with the federal authorities last year after investigators set up a sting in a boston hotel room and caught him soliciting a $450,000 bribe from the parent. he led authorities to rick singer, the consultant at the center of the scheme who later agreed to work with investigators and record his conversation with parents. an abc 7 news i-team reporter melanie woodrow will be in a boston federal courtroom for the upcoming hearing for some of the parents accused of varsity blues scandal. our coverage begins right here on abc 7 news. first people were trampling the super bloom in southern california. now this. that's a helicopter landing right on top of the sensitive flowers. everything bad. >> also up ahead, on the road, one of b.a.r.t.'s new trains headed for the bay area. where it was just spotted. jessica, this one is for you.
weave got a downpour here in fremont towards pimilpitas, pas padre park ray. this is going to go through sunol. livermore and altamont pass by 6:44. get ready. 580 commuters, about to get wet and 680 commuters. temperatures down in the south bay. mid to upper 40s. we're around 50. that's pretty much our temperatures everywhere this morning. it's definitely cooler than yesterday. activity planner, out and about exercising. get ready for blustery conditions and hit and miss showers all day today. in the north bay, we have the best chance from 11:00 through 7:00. lesser chances along the east bay. random showers until 7:00. low to mid-60s. let's take a look at san francisco where we've got our best chance as we head into the evening hours of the we'll have a random shower from time to time. the rest of the day and temperatures around 60 degrees.
let's find out about that commute. hi, alexis. >> good morning, mike. overall, looking good. i know we've got specific areas that are soggy right now. make sure you're driving for conditions. but we're looking pretty dry here. eastbound 580 past sir francis drake. we have reports of a mattress in lane number 3. chp on the way to get it out of the lane. not something you want to hit with your vehicle. we're looking good for the drive times. from green into the yellow. highway 4 to the maze. 13-minute drive across the bay bridge. san francisco, once you're through the metering lights, san francisco to sfo, in the green at ten minutes. new this morning, a new b.a.r.t. car on the way to san francisco. a viewer shared this video with us. now, he took it quite a ways away. he was driving in peru, indiana en he saw this. you can see it's on a truck that says over-sized load. b.a.r.t. says four new trains are already in service. a fifth will be added next
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welcome back in this next story. it has us shaking our heads. authorities in southern california want to find the people who brazenly landed a helicopter to see the poppy super bloom happening in antelope valley. look at this. this is such a disregard for mother nature. the instagram group landed their private helicopter on top of the field of poppies in lancaster. a couple hopped out, began hiking the field. when authorities started going after them, they jumped back in the chopper and took off. huge crowds flocked to the field to catch a glimpse of the orange poppy super bloom. >> please do not doom the bloom. stay on the designated trails within the reserve. do not trample the flowers. >> don't trample the flowers orland a helicopter. a private october hohelicopter the flowers and go for a hike.
>> people never cease to amaze me. who knew a trip to costco would bring you so much joy. a dad was blown away by the sayings he made. people are loving his reese action. $9. >> $9. do you know how much a little bag buys? like 12 clyne $$12 clyne.50. the sausages were i think, eight bucks. >> for all those sausages? >> yes. >> he's completely floored at how much money he just saved on the sausages. sauce and bot allegtled water. >> his son shared the video saying my dad went to costco for the first time in his life. the viral video has more than 6 mllion views. it ends with his friend getting him a costco card for his birthday. >> i love it. it is really amazing when you go to costco. >> yeah. >> i only discovered costco in the past five years. i know how costco dad feels.
>> i have samples. alexis? >> hey, i'm in for any of it. i think that guy is a shopper for life at this point. we're looking at the bay bridge toll plaza. it's looking typical here. we have the metering lights on. as of 5:37. a little bit later this morning, we have a collision reported. westbound 80 near maritime before you get into the maze. i am not seeing the camera. it sounds pretty minor. it's off on the shoulder. mass transit has been looking good all morning. 49 b.a.r.t. trains in service. ace 1, 3, 5 on time today. looking good out of the central valley and normal service. no delays for san francisco bay ferries. i'll be back with the toyota tahoe report. let's check in with mike nicco. >> thanks, alexis. looking at sfo. it's pretty quiet. a chance of showers and thunderstorms. drying trend, yea. friday, saturday and sunday, more light storms next week. we have 52 minutes possible
arrival delays into sfo. oakland, san jose doing okay. want to zoom in on this big storm over fremont. fremont boulevard. 680, 880 the cut through between the two. could be ponding on the roadways there as the rain is falling at a clip of nearly 2/3 of an inch per hour. it's not moving very quickly either. the north bay, scattered lighter showers for you. here's a look at our highs. not too bad. still cooler than average. tonight the cooling trend continues with low to upper 40s in most neighborhoods. future radar, 7:00. you could see plenty of showers still out there. running through the lunch-hour. even yellows. possibility of some heavier rain, maybe each a thunderstorm with small hail. 6:00, it's still out there. by the overnight hours, there's still random showers. if there's any showers tomorrow after 9:00 in the morning, it's going to be mainly in the north bay and northern sonoma and lake and mendocino counties. the rest of us will be okay. as far as tahoe, we have snow showers.
the heaviest of the snow is over. temperatures will reach 50 by sunday. rain monday. and then more snow tuesday. our seven day forecast thoes shows, yes, drier weather for friday. more chances of light storms monday, tuesday, wednesday. let's talk about the snow with alexis. >> the toyota tahoe report. conditions, boy, i feel like the last couple of weeks, we've been just cruising to get to the sierra. not going to be the case today. we have chain requirements on every route to lake tahoe and all of these resorts. i did put up state route 89 in the red here. there are a few portions of will 89 that are closed due to snow. chains for 80 and 50. all these drive times are definitely longer than they have been the last couple of weeks. certainly pad your drive time and plan on that. base totals very healthy here. sugar bowl, 142 to 215-inch base. again, chains required no matter what resort you're heading to
and what route you're taking. make sure you drive for conditions. thank you, alexis. "good morning america" is coming up at 7:00 on abc 7. >> paula faris with a live look at what's ahead. hi, paula. >> hey there, reggie and jessica live from san francisco. great to be with you both. this is thursday, right? >> we're on thursday. >> all day long. >> one more day until the weekend. happy friday eve to both of you. coming up on gma, a new twist in the jussie smollett case. he's spotted leaving chicago and the fbi now getting involved, reviewing why prosecutors decided to drop the charges. we're going one-on-one with the state attorney here on gma. also this morning, who is the luckiest person in america besides us because we work in morning tv? >> there was one winning ticket sold in the massive powerball jackpot. it happened in wisconsin. so we'll tell you who is waking up $768 million richer.
and who are the nine others that won at least a million dollars. we have the latest, plus the teenagers, i love this story, they're taking care of business. springing into action when boys put together a hot or not rated list at their high school. we'll tell you what they decided to do. we're sitting down with them and taking you live under the sea. somewhere you've never seen before. >> ooh. >> hundreds of feet below the surface of the indian ocean. i'll never ever sing for the two of you again. we're going deep this morning. >> i was getting aerial realness from you. i enjoyed it. you can sing any time. >> i love it. i've been thinking about that video from under the sea. it's beautiful, isn't it? >> it's gorgeous, isn't it? it's beautiful. but better them than us. i don't like to go deep. not under the water. >> keep it surface emotionally as well.
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to the sunol grade. puddles possibly there on 680 and 880. in fact, let's go to street level really quick and what you're going to see are a lot of areas getting some heavy rain right around fremont. make sure you have an umbrella at least as you walk out the door. thanks, mike. in the south bay, san jose officials trying to get the federal railroad administration to set up a quiet zone in the japan neighborhood. they're complaining of train horns sounding in the middle of the night. union pacific says the new schedule aim toss reduce the amount of idling locomotives. once they make the change, it means more trains at odd hours. >> the ear plugs don't help. i do sleep with them sometimes. it still wakes you up. >> federal regulations require train engineers to sound their horns before they enter a railroad crossing unless there's a quiet zone in effect.
that's why residents say they desperately need that. >> new at 6:00, your chance to own a piece of tv history. the famous san francisco home featured in full house is going back on the market. according to the chronicle, the owner plans to list it sometime next month. the home is on broderick street across from the park. no price yet on this. the last time it sold in 2016, it went for about $4 million. so hope you won the lottery. >> yep. next at 6:30, today is the a's home opener. we've got everything you need to know if you're headed out to the coliseum. >> a heartbreaking story in the east bay. this young boy accidentally shot. this morning, his family
what fans can expect this season. that's exciting. good morning. it's thursday, march 28th. you will need to layer up if you're going out to the home opener, right? >> it will be a little cool, temperature about 60 degrees. there's a chance of a shower over the coliseum. may interrupt a game but will not stop the game or cancel the game. it's the home opener. they'll do everything they can to get the game in. here's a look at heavier showers starting to lose intensity as it climbs through the east bay hills mission boulevard and the sunol grade. there's other scattered light showers out here. that's going to be the trend today. another day of showers with a chance of thunderstorms. small hail and some brief gusty winds. here's a look at san jose, 280 at 17. temperatures in the 40s this morning. a little cooler. 50s and 60s the rest of the afternoon with showers possible through 7:00. alexis? >> good morning, mike. i am focusing on that same area just curious how that's impacting the roads through this
stretch. live doppler 7 on top of the traffic maps. the fremont area and 880 doing okay as it 680 into free memorial hospital as well and 84. however, 880 is slow north of there, hayward into fremont. southbound 680, leaving the dublin pleasanton area, heading south, 24 miles per hour, 27 miles per hour. not terrible. we'll see if those speeds go down even more once that heavier pocket of rain reaches you. emeryville, westbound 80. looking okay here. definitely have heavy steady traffic as you approach either the maze or head into downtown oakland. no major blocking issues still this morning. >> thank you, alexis. we start with a heartbreaking story. a 4-year-old oakland boy fight to go survive a gunshot wound to the head. after an apparent accidental shooting. >> his name is nevon jackson. a family member shared a photo with us. he's in critical condition.
it happened inside a home near bancroft avenue. sky 7 shows us oakland police responding to the scene. officers took a man and a woman into custody. family members tell us the boy was playing when he found the unlocked gun under a bed. >> a baby got ahold of a gun. we got to be more responsible. >> family members tell us the boy does not live at that house. >> breaking news overnight. icelandic low-cost carrier, airline, wow air says it stopped flying and is now out of business. it has left thousands of travelers stranded around the world. this is a message wow air posted online overnight. it tells stranded flyers to arrange travel from other airlines. the carrier struggled to find funding after failed acquisition talks with iceland air and an airline ownership group. wow offered flights as low as 99 bucks one way to its hub in
iceland. wow flew to sfo until last year. are you ready for baseball? a's fans are. >> the coliseum will be rocking this afternoon when they take on oakland in the ho-- >> amy, what can the fans expect? >> reporter: hi there, reggie. so much rain. the grounds crew has got to be the hardest working crew. they're removing the tarp right now that they've had covering the field to protect it. we have seen them sweeping water off of that tarp. they had blowers out here, they have done all they can to protect this field. they've also done a lot of work to create a really nice experience for the fans. i've got to tell you, my favorite feature is out there in the outfield. it's the a's stomping ground. any parent who is trying to get through a baseball game with a toddler or squirmy young child, you are going to love this.
listen to the ceo explain what the stomping ground is. >> it's really a response to our fans telling us, i want to watch the game tande want a place where my kids can be entertained as well. it's a lot of cool flexible seating options and behind we have opportunities for your case to race against ricky henderson in a simulated race. we have batting cages, kids con kegs. bikes that you can pedal to make smoothies for the kids. >> reporter: how smart is that? a couple of new options. new seating options. including one experience that creates a living room-style seating. another has luxury seating with a wine experience. that's behind home plate. they're going to be offering new food, including adult popsicles that will have adult beverages inside the frozen treats. spam musabi. that's a new one. you'll have to report back to me if he true that one. then we have souvenirs. let me get out my rally towel to
show you. these will be available for the fans today. so they'll get a souvenir from today's home opener. the a's are playing the angels. first pitch at 1:07. tickets still available. i can't think of why you wouldn't come. what a fun way to spend a thursday afternoon. amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> might need the towels for the rain a little later. amy, have you tried those comfy looking seats? >>. >> reporter: i haven't. the seats are still wet. we are standing right now. they haven't gotten to the seats yet. hopefully the sun takes care of that for the fans by 1:00. for us, early morning -- early morning birds, it's still really wet out here. >> got it. i love b b b b b b b b >> the giants open their season in san diego against the padres.
madison bum gardener will take the mound at 1:10 this morning. the giants home opener happens nxt friday, april 5th. this morning, pg&e creditors are proposing a $35 billion plan that would allow the utility to exit bankruptcy within a year. bloomberg news reports the plan would establish a $14 billion trust to pay claims from deadly wildfires in 2017 and 2018, including the north bay and paradise wildfires. pg&e is facing liabilities that could exceed $30 billion because its equipment may have started those fires. a new development in the jussie smollett case. the fbi is looking into why chicago prosecutors dropped criminal charges against the actor. abc news reports that at this point the fbi is just conducting a review. this is not an investigation. here's what abc news chief legal analyst dan abrams had to say about the new development on gma. >> they're looking to see if there was any corruption involved. i don't know that they're going to be able to find corruption as
opposed to ineptitude. >> there's so many questions. >> that's what people are saying. >> i don't think people should lose faith in the system. this doesn't always happen. >> wow. president trump now weighing in. he tweets, fbi and doj to review the outrageous jussie smollett case in chicago. it is an embarrassment to our nation. >> speaking of president trump, he is making a rare visit to california. he's set to headline a campaign fundraiser next week. it will happen april 5th in los angeles. tickets start at $15,000. they go as high as $150,000 a head. a san francisco jury has delivered an $80 million verdict against the maker of the weed killer roundup for causing a bay area man's cancer. >> it's the second ruling against monsanto, the maker of roundup in less than a year. a federal court jury awarded bay area resident ed hardeman $80 million in damages after it determined the weed killer he
used was responsible for causing his nonhodgkin's lymphoma. hardeman is now in remission. >> like many people, he went into the local hardware store, bought a bottle of roundup concentrate, mixed it himself and used it for over 26 years. >> monsanto's parent company disagrees with the decision and will appeal the verdict. let's take a look at what's going on. you can see that rain has overspread pleasanton and dublin and over towards livermore heading out towards the altamont pass. we've got more showers in the santa cruz mountains that will slip into the south bay through the morning commute. that's where our best radar returns are. low to mid-50s in san francisco right now. very mild there. most of us in the mid-40s to mid-50s. cooler than it was yesterday. here's a look at san mateo bridge. you can see it's wet from leftover showers during the overnight hours. mass transit, driving ferry ride. any time today is could be wet and breezy. peninsula, your best chance of rain, you really don't have one.
trust me, a shower or two will find you. temperatures will top out in e ththe upper 50s this afternoon. best chance at 11:00 and 7:00, a random shower could hit anywhere at any time as we top out in the low 60s. in the south bay, other than this morning, you've got a pretty good chance of avoiding showers for the rest of the day. not saying completely. but you have the best chance. temperatures in the low 60s. got a couple of dry days and warm spring weather. but since it is spring, the seesaw will swing us back through wet weather next week. i'll show you that in the accuweather seven-day forecast. >> we're looking at heavy traffic on the richmond side of the richmond-san rafael bridge. let's look at that now. inl we've got road roadwork. i don't think it's officially reported. they've been working on this area for several days here. unfortunately, it's causing a 15-minute delay. we can flip over on the traffic
maps and look at this stretch for folks approaching the toll plaza to get out on the span. you can see through the point richmond area, down to ten miles an hour. not a lot of fun there. i guess the good news, that's probably the worst spot so far today. we've not had many crashes. surprising. but definitely not complaining. we're start to go fill in in several areas. about 42 minutes for you. southbound 680, dublin to mission boulevard. that's through the area where my kids have en talking about. pocket of heavy showers -- that is heavier than average. highway 101 to cuer continue owe, that's in the yellow now at 24 minutes. do you think special olympics should receive federal money? go to abc7news.com/vote to let us know. we're asking this question because betsy devos is talking about slashing the budget today. more on that subject coming up. this is a live look at the big board.
there it is. we're in the green right now. up 53 points. another update on how the markets are doing next. plus, the search for the powerball wip winners in the bay area. the reason why i owe you lottery players an apology. >> before the apology and the break, look at this video we have. children at modesto medical center heading into surgery in style. doctors provide this mini vw beetle for kids to cruise down the hall. this helps r
6:45 on the dot. let's open the door and see what to do for the kids. dress them for the chance of getting wet and it's definitely cooler this morning. a lot of 40s out there. we'll end up in the 60s this afternoon. driest weather in so cal. 82 in palm springs. the 60s from san francisco, monterey and fresno. it's going to be slippery today with snow showers. still wetness on the roads tomorrow. it will be dry and warmer as we head towards saturday and sunday. in fact, here's the seven-day forecast. so warm, we have a chance of rain monday. it will become snow against tuesday. thanks, mike. education secretary betsy devos will head back to capitol hill as the white house continues to face bipartisan backlash for its plan to slash federal funding for the special olympics.
>> they're certainly a hot topic today. we want to hear from you. should the special olympics receive federal money. go to abc7news.com/vote to let us know what you think. devos will face a senate committee to defend the $17 million in cuts. the federal government has supported the special olympics budget for decades. but the administration now believes the special olympics is a charity not a federal program. steve amaro is the athletic director in oakley. he says the athletes will lose a lot. >> they're not able to showcase what they can bring to a community with you they did brey break down the boundaries of stereotypes. they can create true friendships. >> freedom high was the first school in california to offer unified sports where special olympians train on the same teams as athletes without disabilities. you have voted in one category. we asked you do you think
special olympics should receive federal funding? 86% are saying yes. >> highly controversial this morning. on to developing news now. lyft is facing a class action lawsuit over accessibility. >> that's on the heels of the ipo tomorrow. they're suing the ride company saying it's failed to accommodate riders with wheelchairs. the association isn't claiming monetary damages. it wants lyft to change practices lyft did not respond to the suit. it plans for a public debut on the nasdaq tomorrow. now your morning money report. office depot customers could get a refund. >> they will pay $35 million to settle claims they tricked customers into buying computer repair services they didn't really need. >> the ftc says the scam worked by getting customers to use free pc checkup software to detect malware that didn't actually
exist. the companies would then recommend repair services that could cost hundreds of dollars. the ftc says it will use the settlement to refund customers. a live look at the new york stock exchange as trading is getting under way. up 79 points right now. investors are still keeping a close eye on trade negotiations with china and late last night there were some multiple reports that u.s. and chinese negotiators have made progress on a deal so we'll have to wait and see for that. developing news, the certificate often on this morning for the newest multimillionaires. here are the winning powerball numbers. 16, 20, 37, 44 and 62. the powerball is 12. one ticket matched all six numbers. now, that was in wisconsin. that person is going to get $768 million. but there were two tickets matching five of the numbers sold right here in the bay area. that is so exciting.
jobina fortson live with the search for the winners and how much the tickets are worth. hi, jobina. >> reporter: good morning. the odds of winning the whole jackpot, 1 in 292 million. cearly, getting five out of six numbers not so bad. this liquor store sold one of the tickets. and another store in san jose did. people in the bay area check the numbers. the winners will collect nearly $3 million. the jackpot ranks as the third highest in u.s. history. gateway food and liquor on north bascom avenue in san jose sold the other ticket matching five of six numbers. >> i am very excited. i am very excited about this money. >> great news for our store. >> i am working here 16 years. long time working here. first time i see this winner here.
>> reporter: so i did some digging on the internet here. apparently, you have a higher chance of becoming an olympic athlete, also a higher chance of finding a pearl inside an oyster and a higher chance of dating a super model than winning the lottery. >> okay. were talking about the money.l i have one more thing for you. >> yeah. >> reporter: a three-bedroom two bathroom home for $2.3 million in san mateo. for that person in the area, not bad. actually, it is bad. >> jobina, everything is bad. we'll still take the money. >> everything is bad. >> it's a little better when you have extra cash in your wallet. >> for that downpayment. >>. >> reporter: what can you say? >> jobina, thank you. >> don't forget the taxes. >> uncle sam certainly doesn't. >> all right. so wait a minute. can we go back to last week?
>> yes, let's please do so. if you'll remember, when the jackpot was ballooning, reggie said, there was no way anyone here is going to win. >> i said that? did i actually say that? >> in case you forgot, we've got the clip. >> tonight's powerball jackpot drawing is now worth $550 million. good luck if you are playing. >> uh-huh. >> you're going to need it. >> right. because you're not going to win. i'm sorry to say. >> all right. let's hear that apology, reggie. >> i apologize to two people in the bay area who won last night. you obviously won. you know what's funny, this is the second time i've done this. there was some other really big jackpot, i was like don't play, you're not going to win. sure enough, people win. >> i need you to start saying, jessica, you will not win. >> there's no way you're going to win. you're not going to win. big time loser not going to win. >> i'll take that.
>> we know who is not getting a share from the two winners, the one who doubted them. >> i will no longer doubt that the bay area can produce winners of all kinds. >> congratulations. >> that was very heartfelt. i could feel it. >> now i know that provides receipts. it's good thing to remember. >> writing this down. >> everything you say, it's recorded. absolutely. let's talk about -- i had fun yesterday. i was over in san mateo. st. gregory school. i went to school and these third graders, i tell you what, they get smarter and smarter every year. some of their questions, i'm like, i'll get back to you on that one. no, they asked some very good questions. want to thank miss shelly, miss stewart and principal miller for inviting me into your school and letting me have an hour, hour and a half time of your third graders' time yesterday. good questions. we all learned a lot about weather and hopefully they have a better respect for what we do here and what meteorologists
across the world do. let's talk about what's going on outside. you can see it's pleasanton, vineyard avenue, 84. canyon boulevard, about to get wet. as you head towards santa clara, it's getting wet also. the lows to the north. we're still seeing plenty of moisture offshore. we have to keep showers in the forecast and a slight chance a thunderstorm. showers will linger tonight to a lesser extent and it will be dry at least friday, saturday and sunday. temperatures as cool as they'll be the next couple of days. upper 50s to mid-60s. low to upper 40s tonight. let's roll through future radar and a lot of green and yellows from time to time from now until noon and again, a as we head through the afternoon around evening hours. overnight, we'll keep our attention in the north bay. northern sonoma, lake and mendocino counties, you have the best chance of a random shower tomorrow. the rest of us will see sunshine and warmer temperatures. look at the 70s away from the coast saturday and sunday.
mother nature slams the door on the dry weather, monday, tuesday, wednesday. more light storms. alexis? >> good morning, mike. speaking of light, we've got light traffic today. i know a lot of schools are out for spring break this week. that is definitely helping. we're looking at the bay bridge toll plaza here. the left side. it was officially turned on at 5:37 this morning. overall, still a lot of green on your traffic maps. a couple areas are slow. the n mateo bridge afrmging about 25 miles an hour. 12 miles an hour, southbound 880 from hayward into union city. part of that could be because of the earlier pocket of showers. light to moderate there. they definitely made things soggy. that could be adding to that. >> walnut creek to dublin, 16 minutes in the green. southbound 101, santa rosa to san francisco. in the yellow. northbound 17, highway 1 to los gatos in the yellow at 31
minutes. thank you, alexis. the dmv wasn't ready. that's the verdict after a wave of long lines up and down california. you'll recall, the very long lines, especially if you were sitting in them, they took place as people tried to get i.d.s. poor training and poor budgeting led to the long lines. also a factor, there wasn't enough dmv employees to staff the service windows. in a statement, the dm rchldmv taking action to address the problem. >> it didn't work out so well. up next, the search things to know before you go. first our instagram picture of the day. follow us at abc 7 news bay area. you can see more great pictures like
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morning after accidentally shooting himself in the head in an oakland home. family members say jackson was playing when he found an unlocked gun underneath the bed yesterday. number 3, iceland's financially troubled wow air stopped flying and ceased operations. thousands of flyers are now stranded across the north america and europe. wow air told them, look for a flight on a different airline. number 4, a new development in the jussie smollett case. the fbi now looking into why chicago prosecutors dropped criminal charges against the actor. gma has that full story up next. number 5, check your powerball tickets. two winning tickets matching five out of the six numbers were sold in the area. one in san jose, one san mateo. someone in wisconsin won the $768 million jackpot. after a quiet morning, a new crash at big moody curve.
the lane is blocked number 7, the a's play their home opener today. first pitch is at 1:07. the giants open their season on the road against the san diego good morning, america.iego the new twist in the jussie smollett case. overnight, jussie smollett seen leaving chicago as the fbi now reviews why prosecutors dropped those charges against the "empire" star. did his family use their heavyweight political connections? we go one-on-one with the state's attorney as smollett's team speaks out. breaking overnight. a deadly shooting rampage in seattle. a gunman opening fire, going on a random spree killing two, injuring others including a hero bus driver who managed to steer his passengers to safety. now, he's speaking out on "gma" this morning. the major judgment in that weedkiller case. a jury now awarding $80 million