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south. it ramps up. by 7:00 a.m., winds at high as 41 in san francisco and 37 in san jose. that will bring down power and also possibly trees. now when it comes to the rain, the first batch of wet weather once again will be in the north bay throughout this evening. then eventually some of that rainfall spreading to the south overnight. of course, we will have the full track on this coming up. we want to continue coverage tonight and join mark matthews in marin county. we have seen rain. the wind is tastarting to pick as well. >> reporter: last wednesday, that's the part of the highway, 101 that flooded. as the storm came in, there was also a very high tide from the bay. it closed down three lanes of freeway. it backed up the road from here just north of marin city all the way to nevado. tomorrow more than the same ingredient, every chance it could happen again.
last wednesday, it took dan hadn't his dad three hours to get to their barber shop. >> if it takes us three hours to get here and three hours to get home, we might as well stay home. >> reporter: most of the main street is preparing for high water. >> one representative from the city council came in yesterday and was trying to make sure everybody was prepared with the floodgate and sandbags to make sure. >> reporter: steve was installing a floodgate at the thrift store. he represents what happened in '82. >> the water was about this high. cars were floating down the road. >> reporter: a school district closed for tomorrow and friday. marin city schools are closing tomorrow. also, this man's holiday display, he's a little worried about it, particularly with predictions of gusts over 50 miles an hour.
>> very strong. i'm very concerned about that. >> reporter: along this creek, the california conservation corps is cleaning out brush. they are under contract from the county. folks up and down the bay preparing as best they can hoping it's not as bad as predicted. >> i'm a little worried. it's the middle of the christmas season. i have a lot of product in my store that i would like to not get flooded. >> reporter: at 6:00, we will check on some of the places that were hard hit in last wednesday's flood. we will have more information for you on school closings on our website. there's a bunch of them. make sure your school is open or make sure they are closed for tomorrow. along highway 101 mark matthews, nbc bay area knnews. a live look over san francisco where the district announced it is closing schools because of the storm. other districts have made similar announcements.
find a complete list on our website, nbcbayarea.com. take a look. filling up the sandbags. this is on the peninsula. a live look outside. a hot spot for flood, in the area of 101 and university. our traffic cam. traffic is moving at this hour. the banks of the creek often flood during the powerful storms. a lot of homes right there in this flood zone. michelle roberts joins us. what are they expecting? >> reporter: they are expecting flooding, at least planning for it. that's why crews were out here today, 2,500 sandbags. just to give you a little perspective, the creek is empty.
for it to flood 15 feet of water would have to rush through. that's what they are expecting. >> we hear it's going to be a big one. >> prepare, i guess. >> reporter: the sand pile is a busy spot today. >> making bags to protect my shop. for the impending doom tomorrow. >> thank you. >> reporter: monica says her son's preschool is worried about flooding. she is trying to help out. >> one of the classrooms is on the ground level. it could probably come in the door. we're trying to block the door. >> i hope you are prepared. >> reporter: alice is stocking up. >> every size of batteries available, i've got them. >> reporter: this hardware store was packed this morning. >> our sales have almost doubled in the past three days. >> reporter: the general manager says everything on the storm list is selling out. >> times like this where people need the essentials. >> reporter: there were a few
sump pumps left. they doubled the flashlight order this week. that still wasn't enough. >> have your flashlights, batteries, everything. >> reporter: while many prepare for the worst, some are enjoying the process. >> it's fun. it's cool. it feels like a community. >> reporter: officials say they will have monitors throughout the creek making sure if it gets too high they will have their emergency plan in place. michelle roberts, nbc bay area news. a scene there on the peninsula. check your batteries, that's the advice and get flashlights ready. you might lose power in the next 24 hours. pg & e is trying to stay ahead of the curve. this is an east bay supply yard where crews were up loading flatbed trucks. they are getting equipment where it needs to be. pg & e says they will be ready to restore power quickly. be prepared. the utility is asking people to avoid using candles.
residents and businesses are bracing for impact. a live look over downtown san jose. see high clouds in the background. it's going to get worse very soon. preparations in full force in the south bay where homeowners and homeless are on high alert. how people are getting ready tonight. >> reporter: i'm here at the river in downtown san jose. it's expected to rise five feet during tomorrow's storm. the big concern is that many homeless call the riverbanks here home. the race is on to remove potential hazards before the big storm hits. this crew cut down sections of a tree near highway 101. there's also a sense of urgency to reach out to the homeless, especially those camping near the river, which is expected to rise several feet tomorrow. >> we think people living outside, especially near the creeks and rivers, are in
extreme peril. we want to do everything we can to get them shelter, services, support. we need to get people out of the weather and in somewhere safe. >> reporter: that safe place is a reception center in san jose which will stay open extra hours tomorrow to accommodate the homeless. winds are already picking up with gusts up to 50 miles an hour expected at the peek of the storm. >> with heavy winds could come power outages. be good to make sure you have candles and make sure you have batteries for your torches and flashlights. >> reporter: come tomorrow morning, the office of emergency services center will be in full force directing state, city and county emergency crews where they are needed most. also tonight, crews plan to go to all the pumping stations in san jose and pump the water out so that there will be more room for the rain tomorrow. >> thank you.
robert honda is in the santa cruz mountains. robert, this is usually a trouble spot. >> reporter: that's right. as one resident put it, water always flows downhill. that puts the mountain communities in a tough spot when the rain and wind pick up strength. >> look at that. sand, beautiful. >> reporter: there were people filling sandbags today at this united sand pit. people here say, living in the mountains and along creeks you have to prepare differently for big storms. >> have a 70-acre parcel. i have a dirt road. i am getting sandbags to keep the stream from overflowing the road. >> now he has a system predicted like we used to get. maybe we forgot what they were like. we have had a lot of activity today. we had 1,000 sandbags. they had a dump truck and a half of sand. it's almost all gone. we're trying to get another delivery today ahead of the storm.
and got our fingers crossed it will get here soon. >> reporter: as we have been reporting, many people are getting rid of tall trees, hovering over their property. because the drought has weakened roots. this woman says her home was damaged by a falling tree during the rain last week. >> you hear a snap or something that sounds like thunder, you want to look up and run the other direction. >> reporter: there are so many different situations that communities up here face during a storm. coming up at 6:00, how one emergency center is getting ready for a worse case sken ar yo. we want to show you traffic along i-80 right now. jammed up. the weather conditions may make driving extremely dangerous tomorrow. they are advising people not to travel at all during the storm. if you have to drive, officials
say expect poor visibility, slick roads and powerful winds. great way to stop on top of this is on your smart phone with our nbc bay area app. click on the nbc logo to get to the weather page. there you will see the latest forecast from our weather team. you will find live interactive radar and alerts about our severe weather and flooding. that's our nbc bay area app. don't forget to send us pictures. this came in today from our meteorologist showing us clouds rolling in. we might use your picture on air and online. send us your pictures. stay with us for expanded coverage. we're on even earlier tomorrow. then tomorrow afternoon at the height of the storm, we will start our newscast an hour earlier at 4:00 p.m. we will have reporters across the bay area to bring you live reports.
we will have up to the minute forecasts. you will see ellen at 3:00 and myr meredith vieira at 2:00 in the morning. breaking news. a deadly crash has shut down all but one lane of eastbound 580. this is in livermore. a jeep flipped over and caught fire. witnesses actually pulled the woman from the driver's seat. she did not make it. three other cars were also involved in this crash. once again, 580 eastbound backed up for miles. one lane just reopened. it was closed for a couple of hours. avoid this area. we will follow this story and bring you the very latest as it comes in. death straightemonstrators through last night. in berkeley where another demonstration is getting under way. a live report coming up.
this page cannot be displayed. the error message is a sign of a cyber attack. the group who says it shut down the city of oakland's website. good evening. our developing storm is continuing to take shape, beginning to push rainfall into the north bay. we're tracking a flash flood watch for the entire bay area. let you know how much rainfall we will get in 24 hours in just a few minutes. at 6:00, jesse jackson titas of the silicon valley. >> growth and everybody wins. >> reveals a blueprint for making the tech industry more successful by making it more diverse.
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because of the storm moving over the bay area. a live look at oakland international airport. things calm right now but a bit windy at times. no cancellations or delays. calm and clear in san jose. san francisco international, different story. tonight, 124 flights canceled, 310 flights delayed because of strong winds here and the winter storm in the northeast. the nor'easter. for tomorrow, 109 flights have been canceled. new video of a protest in the east bay. surveillance cameras showing demonstrators damaging a store. this happened last night. most of the demonstrators stress peaceful protest. as we continue to see, some people turn violent. our nbc chopper is in berkeley where another demonstration is under way. this time it's a youth movement.
berkeley high school is getting involved. jody hernandez is in berkeley with more. >> reporter: we are told students gathered at this hour four blocks from where we are. they are holding a tribunal and plan to meet up here on campus at 7:00. that's after a destructive night last night. >> you don't ruin local businesses in the name of protest. >> reporter: you are looking at surveillance video taken from a store last night showing protesters breaking in and then helping themselves to the goods. >> i think it's ridiculous. it's crazy that you are ruining your own community. this is black owned and operated. it's family operated. it's no corporation. >> reporter: this woman owns the store with her father. she can't understand what protesters are trying to accomplish. >> this doesn't accomplish anything. it takes away from the cause.
>> this has turned into something different. we're not going to tolerate violence or damage in our city. >> reporter: police say at least a half dozen stores were damaged last night. some of the protesters made their way on to highway 24 where the chp says the demonstrators threw explosives at officers and even used a launching device to shoot fireworks at a helicopter. they say the officers became targets. >> they were using chunks of concrete that they found somewhere. they were throwing those at our officers as well as bottles. >> reporter: the california highway patrol did respond by using non-lethal methods, including rubber bullets. demonstrators have gathered tonight. they are expected to arrive here on campus at 7:00. it's unclear where they will march from here. live in berkeley, i'm jody hernandez, nbc bay area news. we want to show you more from berkeley high school. we mentioned this, 500 students
marched through downtown and on to the campus. this was throughout the afternoon. some students carried signed for eric garner and michael brown. others marched with their hands up. they stressed that this was a peaceful protest. people out and about tonight could see the rain. the storm moving in right now. >> that's right. the leading edge of the moisture that we have been tracking is moving into the north bay. we should start off and say there has been no significant change in the forecast models from yesterday to today. all signs continue to point towards the heavy rainfall on thursday's forecast. we will look right now. the thing that's going to take what is a moderate storm system across the bay area and ratchet it up, it's all about this pacific moisture. it's the pineapple express. this sub tropical moisture back from hawaii. as that interacts offshore through tomorrow, that's where we will see the rainfall ramp
up. we will get a look at the radar. we have a few areas of some scattered rain here right now, mainly through napa and sonoma. anyone doing traveling on 101 is going to encounter slick spots tonight. we had all of that wet weather last week. this on top of it. there's a lot of water on the roadways. take it slow. now let's get you into the storm time line. we will spend quite a bit of time on this because everybody has plans for tomorrow. you want to know how to get in and out of that thursday forecast safely. you can see on the future cast through tonight, heaviest rainfall will stay up into the north bay. through the overnight hours, we will see showers develop we think across san francisco. but again the heaviest rainfall likely near santa rosa, for napa and sonoma. here is the thing for tomorrow morning. while we talk about wet weather for thursday, we think the storm system is going to stall out across the north bay. that's why the flooding concern is high into the northern sections of the bay area.
7:00 a.m., you may not see rainfall in san jose but a few showers. don't worry. that rainfall will come your way. 10:30, heavier rainfall across san francisco, eventually the east bay and then by the late morning hours into 2:00 p.m., that's when we can expect the heaviest rainfall across san jose. the thing that we're seeing with this storm system is that pacific moisture will continue to stream in through 10:00 at night. that's also where our flooding concern comes in. a 12 to 14-hour event with widespread rainfall expected across the bay area. as we head throughout friday, we will see things break up with a few scattered areas of thunderstorms likely in that friday forecast. again, for thursday, that's when it's going to be the storm day for us. totals haven't changed too much. remember, in a 24-hour period we are picking up what we think is going to be all of this water, 1 1/2 to three inches in the south bay, three to five potential for the higher
elevations of the north bay. that's why we have all of these watches and warnings inwarning area. highest concern is someone living near a river or stream. you will be in this elevated risk. napa river, this will prove to many of you at home why we are concerned about this water. we will see the level go from 5.4 feet right now to 25.6 feet as we head throughout friday morning. that puts napa river at flood stage. once again, watch that water closely. a high wind warning for the bay area. winds could top 40 miles per hour. that will take down trees and power outages. if you are thinking of heading to the sierra, think twice. blizzard warning, one to three feet of snow. we will not spend a lot of time here. everyone expecting rainfall. temperatures in the upper 50s and low 60s. a few spots will have a better chance of thunderstorms.
we will find a best chance of thunderstorms likely up into the north bay for santa rosa. to the next five days, once again heavy rainfall on thursday. areas of scattered rain by friday and drying much needed by saturday and sunday. >> thank you. just ahead, the former uber driver accused of hitting and killing a little girl is there court for the first time. what his attorney says he wasn't doing at the time of the crash. a new design for the new warriors arena. the changes the architect made after thousands of people raised a red flag.
former uber driver charged with hitting and killing a 6-year-old girl in san francisco in a crosswalk. it happened on new year's eve. the driver made his first court appearance today. this week, prosecutors charged him with vehicular manslaughter. he did not enter a plea. his attorney called the girl's death a terrible loss and says claims that he was using his cell phone at the time of the accident are untrue. the hacker group anonymous claims it's behind a cyber attack on the city of oakland. that's the online message tonight in place of oakland's home page. whether you want information for city hall, the police department, fire department or even parks and rec, the witheb pages are down. it targeted them because they fired projectiles at protesters last night. to their credit, they admitted it looked like a toilet
bowl. now it has been flushed. the warriors unveiled an updated plan for their san francisco arena. here are the latest renderings. it's near at&t park. it has more of a circular shape. the original design looked like a toilet. >> we got feedback from the neighborhood and community that they were worried it was too big and too high. we made adjustments to that that i think work in the favor of the project. >> they hope to have the new arena built and ready to go by the fall of 2018. we are bracing for impact. an update on the strong storm headed our way.
back to our weather alert. people bracing for a strong storm that's moving in right now. expected to cause problems all over the bay area. a close eye on things. how is it looking? >> our main concern is the wind beginning to ramp up. it's 10 to 20 miles an hour. 15 to 35 miles per hour. anyone thinking of heading to the coastline needs to think twice. wind continues to ramp up tonight. that's the biggest concern and heavy rainfall expected thursday. >> thank you. stay with us for our extended storm coverage. our morning show begins at 4:00 a.m. tomorrow afternoon at the height of the storm we begin our
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