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with this morning. ready, set, shop. we're live at one of the hottest shopping spots in the bay area where shoppers are taking advantage of blockbuster deals. it's friday, november 29th. we're happy you're waking up with us. >> hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving. feeling nice and full, thankful and loved. mike, we have a storm on the way. >> mother nature will bring us some love this weekend. a whole lot of rain coming your way. do outdoor activities today and tomorrow. freeze warning, if you're heading out, cold in the north bay. temperatures around 24 to 29 through at least 9:00. same thing in the frost advisory until 9:00. it could be a killing frost things are not protected. we have fog which may turn into black ice around santa rosa and novato. we'll keep an eye on that.
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temperatures 32 to 41 at 7:00. near 50 at noon. same thing at 4:00. there's some isolated showers are out there. jobina? >> good morning. we will be keeping an eye on that black ice for you. so far the chp has not put in reports of that. we're saying good morning to oakland now. one of our newer cameras out there. this is 880 near the coliseum. nice and clear ride for everyone this morning. happy to see it here. moving over to the san mateo bridge, same story. i think people are sleeping in. got the stomachs full. i'm glad. most people probably had a good thanksgiving. the roads are reflecting that. drive times here, santa rosa to petaluma, 14 minutes. castro valley to the maze, 13 minutes. 280 to highway 85, 11 minutes. now to deloping news in san francisco, several water main breaks sent water gushing
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down streets and impacting residents and businesses this holiday weekend. >> lauren martinez is live at the scene with a look at the damage. good morning. >> good morning. crews are repairing one of three water main breaks along 22nd street. crews behind me a few moments ago were in that hole which has to be at least four feet deep. look at video from last night. water rushed down the sidewalks while crews from the water department worked to stop the flow. the san francisco public utilities commission says a total of three homes were damaged from flooding. water is shut down in the area right now. a resident told abc7 news this is the second time the main has broken this week. >> my water is still on. but if i lost my water, you know, twice in one week, i would be very frustrated.
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>> so the other breaks were found along 22nd off kansas and carolina streets. a spokesperson for the sfpuc says these are three different pipe breaks. in addition the water caused the road to buckle. road repairs will have to happen after this water issue is fixed. reporting live in san francisco, lauren martinez, abc7 news. >> thank you. across town a water line leak flooded streets in nob hill at jackson and mason streets. officials say it resulted in buckling of pavement near the cable car tracks they say it has been fixed and the paire repaired. >> we have brand-new updates on this breaking news out of fremont. five people arrested for what police say was shots fired and a robbery at a target store. this is beginning as the black friday shopping started. this is a map of where this is.
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i will bring you to the tweets that the fremont police have been putting out because it is really an evolving situation as they get in this new information. what we know is that in the past half hour they've been updating us telling us they arrested five people for this. they located a gun inside a car as well as video games. this is their latest tweet here that i can bring up for everyone. thankfully police say no one was injured during this. we'll be following up on this story all morning long and bringing you the latest. liz? >> thanks. thanksgiving is officially over. we all know what that means. time for black friday shopping. >> there are deals all over the bay area. amy hollyfield is live at the outlets in livermore. good morning. >> good morning. big crowds here, even though it's early and cold. look at this line to get into the gap. most of the stores were open all night long here at this outlet store, but the gap took a little break and closed from 2:00 a.m.
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to 5:00 a.m. so it's about to open. it's going to have a crowd of ople shopping in there. they have big 60% off signs in the window luring people in. it's a great time to be a shopper. i have a shopper here with me i want you to meet so we can understand more about this. this is eduardo. you live in antioch. >> yes. >> tell us what time you got here and how the deals are. has it been worth it? i got here about 1:00 in the morning. so the deals right now are really good especially right now, it's not too crowded. you have more chances to see stuff, purchase it. not too many lines at the registers. >> it's worth it? >> yeah, it's worth it. some stores it's worth it they had the same prices like regular days, but right now it's good prices. >> why do this? you could be in a warm, toasty bed right now. >> i just want to save a couple bucks. >> okay. are you having fun? >> yeah. yeah. i came with family.
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they decided to come with us. >> do you do this every year? >> yeah. we started doing this every year. >> how are the crowds this year? fewer people? more people? >> right now, from 1:00 to 5:00, it's slowed down. my brother used to come around 10:00 p.m., he says it's too crazy. especially last year he came, it was two hours to find parking. >> two hours to find parking. thank you for talking to us. have great holiday season. we appreciate you. good luck with your sale hunting today. you heard it. people love these deals. as the emails started arriving this week about the sales, black friday week, i thought maybe this year they won't come. they won't do this. they're doing it. they're here all night long. it's predictable as the sunrise. black friday. shoppers love it. it's a fun tradition. embrace it. if you want to come out here, i did find parking. this is a good time. it will be crazy later.
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signs on the highway will be warning people and guiding them through the madness that's yet to come later today. if you can, i would hop in the car now and come down here. reporting live from livermore, back to you in the studio. >> the one time of the year when you're surrounded by people. >> it's very rare. i'm having so much fun. i have all these people to talk to. they're keeping me company. everybody is in a good mood. everybody is happy. they're scoring deals. it's a great time to be a shopper. >> all right. thank you. >> all right. this morning another marin county town is thinking of jumping on a community push to have amazon recycle its own delivery boxes. leaders are discussing to ask amazon to pick up used bockes from homes on the next delivery good-around. but one city council member is concerned with how it would affect local recycling businesses. there are 6,000 different
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signatures. you might want to think twice if you want a warm fire during this cold weather. the bay area air quality management district is asking people not to burn wood in their fireplaces or wood stoves this weekend. they're worried about the impact on air quality. oficials say a spare the air alert is not in effect and wood burning is not illegal but they're just discouraging it. that's the message all winter long from now on. just get used to that. here's what's going on. alameda, 40. oakland, 41. mid to upper 30s for the rest of the east bay shoreline. we have 33, mountain view. 34 in pleasanton and loefivermo. i hope those people are buying coats who are 5i aimm amy. here's a look at golden gate bridge. we'll have random showers are today. if you're out shopping, just be
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careful. if you see a dark cloud coming your way, if you're following our app in live doppler 7, just know it will be there quickly t will move away. our best chance is closer to the coast. cold to cool if you're exercising, snow skiing, the best chance to get up to tahoe today, not a great chance because that atmospheric weather hits us tomorrow with two to four feet of snow saturday and sunday. peninsula, 40s through 11:00. 11:00, 50 degrees. 45 this evening. south bay, mix of sun and clouds. closer mountains, you could get some wet weather. 50s for 11 almo east bay, 30s through 7:00, look at this, mix of sun and clouds, 49 at 11:00. you have a chance of a shower this afternoon, down to 46 at 7:00. for san francisco, we're looking at temperatures mainly in the
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upper 40s to 50 with a mix of sun and clouds. let's get over to jobina. anybody out there? >> somebody. anybody. yes. yes. at the moment there are some people on the roads for us in san rafael. this is a live look at 101. smooth ride for pretty much everyone across the bay area this morning. this is nice if you have to head in to work this morning or home after visiting for thanksgiving. a live look at san jose, 280. also i've been watching this, there is a stalled car right there on our camera. just be aware as you head down the roadway there. a look at our drive times, we have tracy to dublin, 22 minutes. antioch to concord, 13 minutes. san rafael to san francisco. kumasi and liz? >> thanks. coming up next. 7 things to know as you start your day. and did you catch it? the mishap courtesy of mother nature at the macy's thanksgiving day parade. >> and they're all krut acute a adorable but there could only be one winner. this year's best in show.
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we'll take you outside, a live look at the embarcadero, all lit up on this
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yearly rain total. one to four inches of rain, gusty winds and the possibility of flooding. number two, san francisco water department crews are working to repair one of three water main breaks in the potrero hill neighborhood. three homes were damaged from flooding when pipes broke last night. number three, crews are replacing the warriors chase center practice court. a small part of it is warped in one of the corners. it will be fixed by next week. number four, president trump surprise visit to visit troops in afghanistan for thanksgiving. during the visit he said peace talks with the taliban are back on, not many specifics were given. the president also promised to bring more troops home. and number five, a lovely, clear commute this morning. a live look at the bay bridge. and number six, black friday shoppers are already out there in droves.
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the livermore outlet mall was packed with bargain hunters at 4:00 a.m. >> tonight the annual macy's tree lighting ceremony will be held in union square. festivities start at 6:00 p.m. with the lighting of the 83-foot tree set to start at 6:50. the cold weather is putting people in a festive mood. >> chris reyes spoke with some of them out in san jose. >> in gilroy, 2:00 p.m., my family had thanksgiving dinner. it was hailing on and off wit rain and there was wind and it was as low as about 47 degrees. >> so andrew is happy to be at this hot chocolate hut in downtown san jose where the cold brings in some cash. >> i've done this for six years. in general the colder it is, the better the business. >> skaters here also embracing the cold and all the new activities it brings. >> i actually love this weather. >> i would say we're definitely
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a fan of the wintertime,o it's not really a bother. >> same goes for this long line for black friday deals. we even spotted a guy wrapped up in a blanket. you're not worried about lining up with the cold weather? >> not really. >> the cold isn't bothering you? >> not at all. >> the deal is worth it for the cold? >> yeah. >> no deals here, but friend the and family are staying cozy any way. >> i like my jacket when it's cold. >> i think it kind of invigorates you sometimes. you know, you have a fun place to go, you're going to be with your friends, you just jump out and do it. if you need information on warming shelters, you can call 211. it was pretty windy in new york for macy's thanksgiving day parade. balloons had to fly lower than normal. someone trying to help corral the nutcracker was hit by the massive balloon. the ronald mcdonald balloon
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partially delated because of a three-inch gash in one of its legs. another thanksgiving tradition, the national dog show, this year's top dog is thor, the bulldog. he beat out close to 2,000 other dogs to claim best in show. i think thor is so cute. >> good name. it's 5:17, mike. we'll send it over to you. you're market storms this weekend? >> yes. there's the possibility of wet weather also late next week. you can see it's a little damp out there. this is san jose, a mix of sun and clouds today. isolated showers. atmospheric river this weekend, wind damage and flooding
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possible. let's start with the temperatures. tonight, it will be close to freezing in the north bay with increasing clouds. it won't be quite as cool as this morning. low to mid 30s there. mid to upper 30s in the east bay. fremont, red i would ciwood cith bay, 40, 42 degrees. let's jump in. early morning, you have your best chance of doing something outside without getting wet. there's a whole lot of yellow and orange. that's moderate to some small downpours, just wave after wave after wave. saturday, sat night inurday nig sunday. sunday we have more thunderstorms thrown in. let's look at the rainfall. by 11:00 saturday evening, a half inch, third of an inch around the bay. more than an inch in the north bay. everybody should have an inch to four inches in the north bay by sunday. that's why we have the flood watch up in the north bay for the kincade burn scar.
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most dangerous time for wind, 8:00 a.m. saturday to 3:00 a.m. monday. here's my accuweather seven-day forecast. a 2, moderate for saturday and sunday. >> good friday morning, everyone. look at the map here. all green. great sign for anyone heading out the door this morning. happy to see it. moving over to walnut creek. live look at 680. we could see a few taillights, but things have been looking great on our roads. nice and empty. live look at the golden gate bridge. no problems at all. i'll leave you with the drive times. santa rosa to petaluma, 15-minute ride. castro valley to the maze, 14 minutes. 280, 680, to highway 85, 11-minute ride. >> thank you. new developments this morning in the thousand oaks bar and grill that was the site of a deadly mass shooting last year will reopen. the carnage at the borderline bar and grill claimed the lives of 12 innocent people. authorities say the shooter took
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his own life. owners say they're opening a temporary location in the neighboring city of agoura hills while they rebuild the original location. in today's "gma" first look, a top american climber died after falling to his death in mexico. will reeve has the details. >> reporter: in this morning's "gma" first look, climbing tragedy. 31-year-old brad golbright killed after falling nearly 1,000 feet from a climbing spot in mexico. >> i do experience fear. i've learned to deal with it. >> a california native, he was featured in the 2017 film "safety third." with him at the time of the fall, his partner, aidan j jacobson. they were descending and both climbers losing control while rappelling. jacobson injuring his ankle. golbright sent into a freefall. >> he thought out the things he was going to do. the more dangerous the climb was, the more time he spent
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thinking out what he was going to do. >> coming up at 7:00 a.m., we'll tell you how alex hummald is remember pg the frieing the frid a gem of a man. >> there was the other woman also in yosemite who had to help rescue. >> i saw his post. he feels so sorry for their family. it's tough. thanksgiving is over. now for some of us -- some people have already been thinking about it, now it's time to shift gears and start thinking about christmas. >> we'll take you to the santa cruz mountains where some families just got a jump start on the holiday. normally we blame millennials for just about everything, this time it's for something good. the way their purchasing power is helping out this holiday. and a live look at the bay bridge. the time is
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there's yellow in the area, we're in a moderate drought, but all of this will go away in the bay area. we will definitely be out of the drought by the time we get to this time next week. here's sunday. you can see everybody in the path of potential thunderstorms. that means some thunderstorms possible with hail, locally gusty winds and locally heavy rain. here's monday. 7:00 in the morning, a nasty commute as everybody is trying to get back to work and school. by monday afternoon, showers will taper. scattered showers possible tuesday. look what's coming at us for wednesday. another bout of rain for several hours wednesday. now the heaviest of the rainfall
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will fall this weekend with the atmospheric river. monday through wednesday, we could get a third to two-thirds of an inch of rain and that wipes out our deficit. >> thanks. happening today, san jose is kicking off the christmas season with its 40th annual christmas in the park. the opening night celebration will have a full parade and the big tree lighting. we hear santa claus will be making an appearance. you're seeing video from last year of what it has to offer. the mayor will be there to give opening remarks. it all gets going at 5:00 p.m. at the plaza in downtown san jose. now that thanksgiving is over, many bay area residents are focused on christmas. >> david lui joined a family as they searched for the perfect tree. >> this could be the year that lily picks out the tree, not mommy and daddy. >> reporter: this is the third time this couple has come to the tree farm to cut down their
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perfect tree. lilliana is 2 1/2. lincoln is 5 months old that. >> one has a good shape to it. it's nice and full. it's not too big, not too fall. >> dad got busy cutting down a douglas fir after searching five minutes for the perfect tree. what people like about this tree farm, when they cut down a tree, they're not actually killing it. that's because the stump is left in place. new sprouts come up and that will create a whole new generation of christmas trees. the carneys chose a smaller kids sized tree for $85. >> in the past we've gone a bit taller. but having them being able to reach a little higher up and put the ornaments on will be fun this year. >> a small patch will be attached to the stump to keep the tree fresh longer after it's been cut. >> it keeps trying moisture from the roots. that draws air bubbles into the xylum, clogs it and now it can't drink water. this prevents that. a crew of local students will wrap the tree in netting and
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load it to help get it home. customers can come out to dry drink cider and shop for other holiday decor. >> that sure looks nice. real christmas trees are expected to be a big seller this holiday season. last year there was a 20% sales spike in real trees. experts say the demand is fueled by millennials who are getting older and starting their own families and traditions. it's becoming more common for some people to buy more than one tree for their homes. interesting. i actually think today i'm going to get a real one. >> you go. >> maybe not chop it down. >> close enough. we're coming back with another full 90 minutes of news. >> service crews are making repairs at one of three water main breaks in the potrero hill area. i'm lauren martinez, i'll have more on that coming up next. and the warriors new chase center opened in september. crews are already replacing a
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floor inside. and the salvation army's red kettle campaign is in full swing but there's a digital difference this year. a live look at the golden gate bridge. see some people coming over the bridge right now. time is 5:28. mike wil case in point, if you saviget xfinity internetle. and mobile together, big savings on your wireless bill. write this down, this is important. amy, this is actually a life saving class. what a nice compliment, thank you! save on fast internet and the best wireless network together. what can i say, i love what i do. that's simple, easy, awesome. get xfinity internet and mobile together and save hundreds on your wireless bill. you'll get unlimited talk and text and no activation or line fees. switch today.
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making news right now at 5:30, three water main breaks in san francisco's potrero hill neighborhood creates a huge mess. a river of water floods homes and pours on to highway 101. >> ready, set, shop. black friday is here and early bird bargain hunters are out now working off their holiday meals. >> you're laughing already. >> i know. >> why are you laughing? >> i haven't eaten yet today.
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that's my way. >> i'm thinking of the leftovers at home. >> do you have more of that cake? >> no. sorry. i saw the images of you guys digging in. >> we eat at 3:00, we eat again about 8:00. it's freezing cold out there. up in the north bay, keep your pets, plants, pipes, people protected from the cold and through at least 9:00. and we have a frost advisory, so temperatures will be milder, but close to freezing in the east bay valleys, santa clara valley and along the north bay coast. we have the possibility of black ice also. temperatures below freezing with fog, moisture hanging in the air. near 50 at noon.
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mid 40s at 7:00. a random shower today. jobina? >> good morning. can you believe this? bay bridge toll plaza, no metering lights, a breeze this morning. it's looking good out there. so many people are taking the day off. celebrating the holiday. a live look at the richmond-san rafael bridge, also looking good. want to do that black friday shopping? now is the time. this is something that is different. mass transit update, ferries on a modified schedule. b.a.r.t. has 28 trains, modified service, and ace has no trains today. repairs are under way after three water main breaks caused the road to buckle. >> this was on 22nd street in the potrero hill neighborhood. water rushed down the sidewalks and into garages and basements. that's where lauren martinez
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joins us live with the latest. lauren? >> good morning. service crews are out here repairing a 12-inch main break off the corner of 22 and rhode island street. three homes were damaged with garage and basement level flooding. this happened around 9:30 last night, this is not the only place where officials identified breaks. the public utilities commission says three breaks happened along 22nd street on the intersections of kansas, rhode island and carolina street. a resident we spoke to last night says this is the second time where the water department was in the neighborhood. >> i thought they fixed it. i thought it was fixed. again, there was the water department early in the week, now it's the fire department, which means it's a serious situation. >> water service in the area has been shut down. as you can see, crews are currently making repairs. there is no word on a cause at this time.
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reporting live in san francisco, lauren martinez, abc7 news. from the live desk, we have brand-new audio for you of this breaking news out of fremont. police say five people were arrested for what they're calling a shots fired robbery at a target store. this is a map showing you that area specifically. this is the fremont police twitter page. they've been updating us all morning long on this situation. we have new audio of the calls from the moments authorities first got word of that gunfire. take a listen. >> target at the hub. we're getting multiple calls of shots fired in the store. >> we want you to know this is fremont's latest tweet here coming in in the past hour. police say no one was injured during this incident. we'll continue to follow this story for you all morning long. >> thanks. the first major storm of the
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season is still causing trouble up and down the golden state. >> it's a problem at one of california's busiest holiday travel spots. chp is escorting drivers through the grapevine because of snow. caltrans had to briefly close the pass again last night because of these whiteout conditions you're seeing. the pass was shut down almost 12 hours the night before. officials are pushing drivers to detour using 101 due to those slick conditions. and also in southern california, interstate 15 at the cajon pass is reopened after being partially closed for hours due to accidents and snow. thousands of drivers crawled over the pass yesterday. those conditions are treacherous. they had some thinking they might need to find a motel room. >> it's scary. coming up the pass, the 15 here was a lot of hydroplaning, a lot of stop and go. >> might you stay up here tonight if it gets too bad? >> probably. >> roads leading to the big bear ski area outside of los angeles
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were also closed. that left a lot of holiday skiers trying to get in and out of the area stuck. in the sierra, chains are required on interstate 80 from kingvale to donner summit. caltrans warns if you're headed into the sierra, carry your chains even if you're traveling on roads where they're not required. in the north bay, a powerful storm forecast for this weekend is raising concern. the national weather service is expected to issue a flash flood watch or warning in sonoma county. heavy rain could have detrimental effects by areas burned by the kincade fire. if the storm becomes an atmospheric river weakened trees could fall on to the roads or cause landslides in areas where grass burned. san francisco police are investigating the defacing of two statues. vandals wrote in red paint this is stolen land and decolonize.
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the statues were removed several years ago from embarcadero plaza. the floor of the warriors practice facility at the chase center is being replaced. a small part of the court is warped in one corner. the warriors are not sure what caused it. they're replacing the floor jusn ready by the time the warriors return from a road trip next week. happening tonight in san francisco, the holiday season begins in union square with macy's 30th great tree lighting ceremony.
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a missing woman and her grandchildren are found. >> and president trump's surprise visit to afghanistan and his surprise announcement for the troops. >> we are checking in with mike nicco because we are talking some more storms. >> yes. it's cold outside right now. the storms will take that away. the rain they'll bring and the potential for flooding and wind damage is increasing this weekend. 26 for santa rosa, rohnert park, calistoga. some flog floating around the area. watch out for black ice. we have 28 in napa and lake berryessa. 32 in san rafael. same thing in lafayette, san ram ramon, 34. 28 in redwood city. 44 in san francisco. here's your commute. we have a few damp areas where the streets are still wet. calmer today on the day.
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it will be windy on the bay this weekend. cold to cool on mass transit. here's the peninsula. 40s through 9:00. 11:00 through 3:00, low 50s. 45 at 7:00. there's going to be a random shower here and there, just not hitting on the hour. south bay, looks like we could have a better chance of random showers this afternoon as we warm from 39 up to the low 50s. for the north bay, 49 at 9:00. 47 at 11:00. near 50 during the afternoon hours. as far as the east bay goes, we have 38 this morning, 49 at 11:00. a shower possible at 1:00. 46 at 7:00. san francisco, upper 40s to near 50 with a mix of sun and clouds and showers off the coast. and the last stop is the east bay valleys. we hit the low 50s from 11:00 to 4:00. 44 if you're heading out this evening. jobina? >> thank you. good morning. so, look at the map here. this is all green. green is good.
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i want to explain something else to you all. we have zero incidents on our board from the chp. you might be asking yourself what does that mean? wednesday morning when we had that rain, we had 77 incidents on the board that just shows how much of a difference things are this morning. good. very, very good if you want to head out and go shopping. a live look at the sierra. this is 80 at kingvale. just want to remind everyone here that chains are not required for a lot of roads, they are for 80. and i will leave you with a beautiful look at the snow coming down there. we'll be back with more news, weather and i'm ládeia, and there's more to me than hiv. there's my career... my cause... and creating my dream home. i'm a work in progress. so much goes into who i am. hiv medicine is one part of it. prescription dovato is for adults who are starting hiv-1 treatment and who aren't resistant to either of the medicines dolutegravir or lamivudine.
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our bowl of cold air sits over the state from 47 in eureka, low to mid 50s for chico, fresno, monterey. upper 50s for southern california in san diego, around l.a. and up in the sierra, we have more snow. not as much as we'll have this weekend. another winter storm on the way with another three to four feet of snow possible starting tomorrow and going through sunday. a little more snow monday and tuesday. here's a look at my seven-day for tahoe. remember when we were in the 60s with sunshine, that was only a week ago.
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>> those were the days. the woman who made national headlines after a hospital switched her with another newborn when she was just days old says she is struggling to move forward. kim mayes sat down with 20/20 to talk about the astonishing moment she found out about the switch. the ordeal involved custody battles with both families, confusion and angst, all of this in the spotlight and no one knows why the switch was made. >> it's the past. it's made me who i am today. but how did i get switched? why? why was i switched? i want to know what happened. >> mayes says she struggled to hold on to jobs and to relationships. you can hear from her tonight on a two-hour 20/20 at 9:00 on abc7. meantime, closer to home, a bay area great-grandmother and
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who grandchildren are back home with family after going missing on monday. family members began to worry about sandra young and her two great grandchildren when they didn't show up in vallejo on monday. a chp license plate reader scanned young's plate in alamo yesterday and sent an alert to nearby residents. barbie linnon recognized the images on the phone. >> seemed like they were just traveling and used the restroom. the kids didn't seem bothered or nothing. >> she notified the chp who made contact with young and brought her to her family. family members couldn't tell abc7 news where young and the great grandchildren were the whole time but they're happy they're safe. this morning president trump is heading back to the u.s. after that surprise trip to afghanistan for thanksgiving. the president served meals to troops yesterday. but as megan tevrizian reports, president trump also saying peace talks with the taliban are
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back on. >> the 45th president of the united states, donald trump. >> reporter: president trump on his way home after a surprise thanksgiving trip to afghanistan. >> you are very special people and you don't even know how much the people of our country love and respect you. >> reporter: the president serving turkey, addressing the 13,000 troops serving in america's longest war and promising to bring more troops home. >> but because of new weaponry and technology, we're able to do actually more with fewer troops. >> reporter: the commander in chief also sitting down with the president of afghanistan saying peace talks with the taliban are back on. this less than three months after abruptly canceling talks with them after a bomb killed an american service member. >> the taliban wants to make a deal. we'll see if they want to make a deal. it's got to be a real deal but we'll see. >> reporter: the surprise visit comes amid controversy at the pentagon after the president intervened on behalf of a navy s.e.a.l. at the center of a war
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crimes case. the navy secretary forced out after president trump refused to allow top leadership to strip eddie gallagher of his trident. in "the washington post" ousted navy secretary richard spencer calling it a shocking and unprecedented intervention saying the president has very little understanding of what it means to be in the military, to fight ethically or to be governed by a uniform set of rules and practices. 19 americans have died in combat in afghanistan so far this year making it the most in the last five years. president trump wants to reduce the 13,000 troops stationed there now to about 8,600. megan tevrizian, abc news, new york. the salvation army and its red kettle bells are going digital. for the first time this holiday season you can donate to the charity group or google with pay with google or apple pay. the kettle signs in front of the store also has smart chips and qr codes. the campaign is fighting to keep donations up because fewer people are visiting brick-and-mortar stores and a
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lot of people don't carry cash. salvation army provides meals, clothing, social services and much more to needy families year-round. the question now is whether you can find the best deals online or in a store. 85% of customers plan to shop online this year. 47% of people who were asked say they'll do their shopping the old-fashioned way. it means if you're waking up early you might not have to compete for the savings with the same hectic crowds. >> the guests in stores are way less than previous years, that's because our digital channels have been amazing. >> most people buy online. >> >> the best deals for electronics are in stores right now, but it's best to hold off closer to christmas for things like toys, bedding and furniture. "good morning america" will also show you other ways that shoppers are bucking typical black friday trends, that is at 7:00 after abc7 news.
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let's look at what's going on from the east bay hills camera. a quiet morning out there. clouds and sunshine today. isolated showers. so few didn't even put a storm impact scale on it. this weekend, the atmospheric river hits us. it will rain all weekend let's talk about temperatures quickly. we'll be almost freezing tonight up in the north bay. 30 in lake port. 32 in santa rosa and yucaipa. those are freezing. everyone else will be in the mid 30s to low 40s. storm impact scale for the weekend, a two for both days. moderate storm with rain potential of 1 to 4 inches. 7:00 saturday morning, no measurable rain yesterday. by 3:00 in the afternoon, everybody has measurable rain. from 3:00 to midnight, nearly a third to a half inch of rain.
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once it gets after the 3:00 hour, it's going to get really heavy tomorrow afternoon and evening. most of us pushing an inch if not two to three inches in the north bay. sunday evening, there's your inch around hayward to 4 inches in santa rosa. we have the possibility of burn car area, flooding with debris flows, rock slides, 1:00 saturday to 3:00 monday morning. that's up in the north bay. we'll look at the gusty winds coming up next. once we get past this, we have chances of showers monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday. jobina? >> thank you. good friday morning. we are starting off with a mass transit alert. we have the ferries on a modified service right now. the same thing for b.a.r.t. they have 38 trains running by modified schedule there. ace, no trains will be running this morning. please don't try to ride. all right. a live look here at emmeryville
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looking good for 5:50 in the morning. i saw all those people are 80 this morning. i don't think there's that many people going out black friday shopping. they're not on the roads. walnut creek to dublin, 13 minutes. santa rosa to san francisco, 48 minutes. highway 101 to los gatos. 22 minutes. >> thanks. coming up, a warm black friday welcome at one big box retailer. the ceo who greeted guests at the door. six flags discovery kingdom flips the switch on its holiday tree today and celebrates a milestone in the process. if you're not into black friday, try green
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the first one of the season, atmospheric river with heavy rain and strong winds. they bring us 30 to 50% of our rainfall and they also bring damaging conditions like the flood watch up in the north bay because of the kincade fire. the damaging winds possible 8:00 tomorrow morning through 3:00 monday. that's a significant timeframe of winds gusting to 50. trees eventually will let go and topple. our best chance for thunderstorms, everywhere sunday. we're in a drought, a mild drought in the entire state. that will end quickly heading into next week. monday through wednesday, upon our one to four inches this weekend, another half inch to an inch is possible. we could have a surplus of rain by next week. >> good morning.
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happy friday. mike mentioned we may be at risk for black ice in the north bay. i've been looking out for that. i have not seen reports so far from the chp. looking at our map. all of this green, no major issues on the roadways, which is great to see. live look down in san jose, this is 87, clear ride for everyone there. same story in oakland, 880 at the coliseum looking good. >> happening today in the south bay, the humane society silicon valley is kicking off its home for the holidays adoption program. it highlights cats and dogs six months and older that have been with the humane society for a long time or have special needs. those pets are available for adoption for just $20 at any of its three locations through january 5th. they're located at the humane society's community center in milpitas, the wez san jose adoption center, and on east el
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camino real. six flags discovery kingdom is going green just in time for the holiday season. the theme park will celebrate a switch to solar power during a 5:00 p.m. ceremony. a giant switch will be flipped to turn on a 65-foot christmas tree and surrounding buildings. six flags is open on select days until january 5th. also happening today, take a break from black friday shopping and enjoy some green, as in the great outdoors. the east bay regional park district is waving fees at various parks. that includes fees you would normally pay for parking, dogs, horses, boat launching and fishing. park leaders say with more people doing holiday shopping online, today is the perfect day to enjoy time with family and friends outdoors. up next, marshawn lynch revealed plans for the panthers. and several water main breaks overnight. a look at the damage crews are
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trying to repair right now. ready, set, go. it's black friday. the shopping is on. the deals are out. and the crowds are out, too. i'm amy hollyfield, the shopping story coming up. and at 5:57 this morning, we are taking a live look at the embarcadero and the bay bridge. we'll be right back.
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frenzy. shoppers are up early searching for the best black friday deals, but the crime that unfolded at one local store. we're waking up to thchilly temperatures. good morning. it's friday, november 29th. you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. here's mike. >> we have freeze warnings for the north day. temperatures are firmly locked in to the mid to upper 20s. pets, plants, pipes, people keep them protected through the 9:00 hour. here is the fog developing around napa, american canyon. it could freeze into black ice. we need to be aware of that. frost advisories continue for the north bayshore. the east bay valleys and the santa clara valley.

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