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good sunday morning to you. it's 7:00 on the dot. we're still under a microclimate weather alert. rain and strong winds across the bay area. we're tracking it all with our nbc bay area stormranger. a live look at the bay bridge on the left. our doppler radar on the right. vianey has what's in store for our sunday. >> we had a good amount of rain move through late evening last night into early this morning. now we're seeing more of those scattered showers. if i zoom in closer, very scattered in through this area. up through the sierra mountains,
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a combination of rain and snow. the reason we are still under a microclimate weather alert, this is not the last of it. we are tracking another cold front that's expected to move in later this evening. stormranger is actively up and scanning, along with that cold front we expect winds to pick up. i want to share some 48-hour storm totals in so far. up in venado, over five inches, nearly six inches of rain in the past 48 hours. ben lomond, five inches. los gatos, nearly three inches. and novato, two inches. last night it started to rain about 5:00, and it felt like it never stopped. we had over an inch of rain. sfo at under an inch. definitely last night's storm was centered over the south bay. today we are expecting a shift with a cold front sweeping through. i'm also tracking a cold blast that could mean a dusting of
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snow visible to some in the mountains. i'll have more coming up. >> all right. looking forward to it. all that rain caused a lot of problems around the bay area. the deluge came in waves in san francisco with heavy downpours at times. at vista point tourists braved the wind and cold to snap pictures of the golden gate bridge. a group of locals we spoke with had some friendly advise for visitors. >> tourists with umbrellas, what would you tell them? >> don't bring it. >> it's too windy. >> layers. layers is the best thing. scarf, hat, jacket. the heavy bands of rains caused some flooding in sonoma county. in pacifica hail came down for a few minutes. it caused some excitement. no reports of damage. here's a look at damage in san francisco. this is scaffolding that toppled over in the outer richmond at 33rd avenue and amsa.
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no one was hurt. to the coast we go, the storm is creating some unusually rough surf. a coastal flood advisory was in effect for part of the day. th be extra careful if you're going to the beach today. a lot of wind and rain here and in the sierra. that means snow. we do have a live look from the caltrans cameras on i-80. oh, we just lost it. it was at soda springs. drivers were warned ahead of times abo about the dangerous conditions. yesterday i-80 was jammed with traffic all day. drivers who decided to go say they're taking it easy. >> very slow. very cautious. just, you know, if we can't go with chains, we wait and stop. wait until it's clear. >> our microclimate weather team is forecasting that at 5,000 feet and above, two to five feet of snow will fall through tomorrow. download our free nbcbay area
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app. it has breaking weather alerts sent straight to your phone. track the weather right there in your neighborhood. it will come right to you. to a wrong way driver who killed two people and injured nine others early this morning in two separate crashes on northbound 101 in san francisco. the driver was going south on northbound 101 around 2:30 this morning. the first crash was a hit and run around vermont street. the chp says the driver likely got on the freeway at the vermont street exit. the wrong-way driver hit another car south of cesar chavez. one person was ejected from that vehicle and died. the wrong-way driver also was killed. all lanes of northbound 101 are still closed in that area while both crashes are under investigation. they're expected to reopen around 7:30 this morning. a shooting and carjacking in broad daylight. police are still searching for the gunman.
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around 11:30 yesterday morning, two people approached him and shot him in the blue and stole his vehicle. the victim is an employee of america's tire on el camino in mountain view and was around the block on bay street getting ready to go to work. when officers responded, they sprang into action to save him. >> when they got on scene, they applied a turn kit to ty eied ae victim. >> witnesses gave statements, and surveillance video is being reviewed to see if it can help identify the gunman. road closures in san francisco this weekend as repairs are under way on the salesforce transit center. we told you about this yesterday morning. all day yesterday workers did work on the fractured steel beams. no official date has been set for the reopening. we're told repairs to the cracked beams are expected to be
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done in june. first street will be closed between howard and mission until 8:00 tonight. it's shy of 7:06. much more ahead on "today in the bay". >> i believe then and now that i'm not either of the people in that photo. virginia's governor speaks about the racist photo controversy. what he did admit to doing back in the '80s. that cold snap across the country is not just impacting people but pets as well. we have a fight over a dog allegedly left out in the cold.
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weather alert. a live look at san francisco on your left. . we are back at 7:08 on your sunday morning. no sun here as we look live at the golden gate bridge off the left side of your screen. our doppler radar powered by stormranger on the right side of your screen. the rain is still moving through
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the bay area. a perfect day to stay inside with us. thanks for staying with us. vianey will have your forecast in a bit. first there was an admission, now a contradiction. virginia's governor is speaking out about that racist photo published in his medical school's yearbook on his page. he admitted he wore blackface that same year but not in that picture that was published. he's also refusing to step down as pressure mounts and was expected yesterday. geoff bennett has the latest. >> reporter: virginia governor ralph northam says it wasn't him from the med school yearbook. >> i believe then and now that i am not either of the people in that photo. >> you're saying that you had no idea this racist photo existed before it surfaced less than 24 hours ago? >> that's correct. i was in the united states army while i was in medical school. i was doing rotations out of the state. i had nothing to do with the
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preparation of the yearbook, nor did i buy one. >> reporter: it's a reversal for the virginia democrat who less than 24 hours ago apologized for appearing in the picture. >> that photo and the racist and offensive attitudes it represents does not reflect that person i am today. i am deeply sorry. >> reporter: today northam alluded to other actions in his past saying in 1984 he won a dance contest where he wore dark shoe polish on his face as part of a michael jackson costume. >> i didn't personally find it as unacceptable at that time. i have learned since, again, in talking to my friend seth, the picture, though, that is in the evms yearbook with the blackfacing and the member of the kkk, it's just horrific. >> reporter:! resign! >> reporter: despite northam's de defiance, a long list of people calling for him to step down. virginia's legislative blackhawks, the state's
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democratic party -- black caucus, the state's democratic party, democratic candidates for president, and the democratic national committee. >> thank you very much -- >> reporter: if northam were to leave office, 39-year-old lieutenant governor justin fairfax would become the second black governor in virginia's history. >> that was geoff bennett reporting. house speaker nancy pelosi is now adding to the list of democrats calling for governor northam to step down saying the photo is racist and contrary to fundamental american values. i join my colleagues in virginia calling on governor northam to do the right thing so the people of the commonwealth of virginia can heal and move forward. it is 7:11. much more ahead on "today in the bay." a lot of super bowl wagers out there today. here's one you probably haven't heard. governor gavin newsom is getting in on the action. we'll tell you what he has to do if the rams lose the super bowl today. i hope your tv super bowl parties are all inside, we're
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still tracking shower activity. a live look over walnut creek. 53 degrees. i'll give you a timeline as far as tonight and the start of your work week. will you have a wet commute? details coming up.
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checking on our radar - welcome back. it's 7:14 on your sunday morning. we're under a microclimate weather alert. still checking on our radar powered by stormranger. the bay area has seen rain and high winds. we will be seeing a day today much like yesterday. so be prepared as you head out the door. protests this weekend over conditions at a federal prison where there's no heat nor electricity. inmates and employees at this federal prison in new york have had to endure freezing conditions during the east coast cold snap. the government is blaming a power outage there. they say it will be fixed by tomorrow. that is not a good enough answer for the more than 1,000 inmates and employees who have had to wait it out.
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>> it's ludicrous, it's disgusting. >> we've been working with coats, hats, scarves. >> inmates have received extra blankets and clothing. the extreme cold gripping the country is not a concern for people but pets as well. in illinois, law enforcement is allowed to take custody of animals left in the cold and outside suffering. the knox county humane society took custody of one such dog. they said maverick was visibly cold and had irritation on his nose. maverick's owner says she does take good care of him. >> we come out here. we break the ice so he can have his water or we change his water. we give him extra dog food. you tell me what dog gets better treatment than that. >> i don't know if they know he is there. i think at some point you probably could go right up there and grab the dog and leave.
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the state attorney general is looking into it. electric scooter company scoot and skip are not keeping their promises to the city of san francisco. both companies said they would promote helmet boxes, low income programs and more, but 90 days later, there are still no helmets offered with each scooter and skip's low income program just has 22 riders. scoot did not provide numbers for its discount program. sfmta, which granted the permits, says if both companies don't start meeting these commitments, the program might not move past the pilot phase. after more than a century in business, one daley city restaurant is closing up shop. estradas has been serving mexican and caribbean cuisine for the last 102 years. the restaurant recently posted on facebook that tomorrow will be its last day. when we talked to the owner, he told us a change in plans will keep estrada's open through the end of the month. he says it's been a pleasure to
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serve the community, but it's now time for him to seek other endeavors. governor gavin newsom is getting in the super bowl spirit. he made a bet with the massachusetts governor. newsom says he is confident the rams will leave the good people of massachusetts crying in their chowder. he then said the losing state's governor wear the winning team's jersey while performing community service. in about 20 minutes from now we'll go live to atlanta and check in with jay gray. let's check in with vianey arana with a look at the sunday forecast. sounds like it will be a good day to watch football. >> i know who you're going for. >> i'm torn. >> are you really? >> i was born and raised in l.a. and went to college in new england. so i wore green to stay neutral. >> l.a. rams all the way.
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>> my sister is mad at me for not rooting for the rams. >> we'll see who comes out tray y triumpha triumphant. we are under a microclimate weather alert. right now things are calm. we have some light shower activity. the majority of that activity is further down south. we're tracking most of that rain around the santa cruz mountains and the south bay. but that strong system that trickled in overnight that pounded the bay area brought some rainfall and gusty conditions. the stormranger is scanning, not tracking much activity, but another trough is moving in this evening and that will kick up the heavier rain. i did fast forward this timeline because it will be scattered showers throughout the day with winds picking up to about 35 miles per hour. it will be another windy day. around 10:00, this system will move in later than we
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anticipated. then it brings those heavy pockets once again of rain. and we're talking about a good winter blast. highs only in the 40s, lows in the 50s. rain and showers. the snow levels will be something we're monitoring. by 11:00 a.m., look at our map. our radar right now. our models are predicting some snow. we'll get some showers. it will be more widespread. tomorrow's commute, if you have to leave for work, it will be a wet one. take some extra time. wake up earlier. look out for that. look at the models. all of this red and pink here, these are snow levels. the chances of seeing snow will be around the 3,500, 4,000 elevation feet. tomorrow night, they'll be around 2,500, 3,500. so on top of mount diablo, mount tam, it will be a beautiful sight. we did get some hail last night in some areas. because it is such a cold storm,
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we will not rule out the possibility of seeing that again tonight. along with the chance of seeing scattered showers. those temperatures are in the 40s and 50s. so mild. our microclimate highs today in the 50s. it will be a cool afternoon. 57 degrees for palo alto. 57 for oakland. 56 for san francisco. here's our seven-day rain outlook. we have the models showing us different things. overall, over four inches up near the sierra with additional snowfall. over five inches of snow. if you look at the closer models, we're inching more towards another half inch into tonight. there is still a winter storm warning. this will remain in effect through tuesday for the sierra. they're tracking additionally upwards of 50 inches more snow on top of what they've already seen. that will put our snow pack at approximately 150% of average by the time that storm system leaves. over the next seven days, that cold blast moving in on tuesday. a lot of wet weather ahead. >> what a week.
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all right, vianey, thanks. just shy of 7:21. still ahead on "today in the bay," he is the man who helps world class athletes achieve their dreams. but very people know about him. we introduce you in a rare interview next.
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famous athletes in the world. his name is "abdul sillah"... and chances are... you )ve welcome back. he trains some of the most famous athletes in the world, his name is abdul sela, chances are you probably have never heard of him. that's how he likes it. colin resch got him to open up and talk about how he got to be the world class trainer he is. >> osaka, back-to-back grand slam champion. >> with her thrilling win this past saturday, naomi osaka cemented her current status as women's champion.
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at the photo shoot the next day, she explained how she did it. >> i've been training really hard for this moment. >> keep coming. >> moments like this are what you train for as a little kid to play the grand slams and to win another one definitely a dream come true. >> to train at a world class level these days, one needs a world class trainer. for osaka, that person is abdul sela. >> i focus on naomi. when i'm home, i come home to the ones that started me all off. >> go. better. >> just two days after returning from melbourne, sela came here to stanford to train with tegan mcgrady as she gets set to embark on her mls pro career. they go back more than a decade. >> these are the quick feet i've been looking for. >> i think that's what every young teenager is looking for. someone that believes in them. i know from the beginning, he told me that i was going to go off and do things i dreamed of and be able to do that. training here with him is amazing.
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>> he was born in sierra leone. his parents moved to san jose after he was nine years old. after an injury riddled track and filed and football career ended at menlo college, he started training others. >> it is the selfishness in me. knowing i was unable to get to the finish line. but helping others achieve their goal and get to the finish line, means i made it to my finish line. >> serena williams finish line, major titles. he has witnessed more of those firsthand than he could count. well, he could. but that's not his nature. >> they're the ones who actually do the work. that's yes never count. that's why it's been this long for people to realize that i've done anything. because i choose to actually stay in the shadows. >> just not today. >> be an athlete. there you go. come on. >> at stanford, colin resch, nbc bay area. >> a hidden treasure right here in the bay area.
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it's 7:25. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, a shooting and carjacking in broad daylight. local police are still searching for the gunman. and we'll get you back to our microclimate weather alert coverage. vianey arana is tracking the rain and winds on your sunday next.
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>> that storm that hit last night is now inland. now we're seeing shower activity. there's plenty of unstable moisture in the air. we will continue to see showers throughout the afternoon. you can see it here. let me show you what stang sormr is picking up. not a lot of activity, but don't let that fool you. we're tracking another trough that will make an arrival late tonight and into early tomorrow morning. that will kick up the winds once again. i want to showcase the 48-hour storm totals. we had the initial storm that moved in friday night into early saturday, we had the one that moved in last night. venado nearly six inches. ben lomond nearly six inches. san jose, over an inch of rain. novato over two inches. santa cruz mountains saw over two inches. another night of seeing the last of that storm move in and then move out and then another storm moves in we expect some
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additional rainfall on top of what we've seen so far. we've had a half nearly a quarter to possibly under an inch of rain. flood risk is localized. wind speeds at 35 miles per hour. the thunder will still keep the isolated chance of seeing thunderstorms late into the evening. the surf about 8 to 12 feet. again, it's going to be another windy and rainy evening. i'll have another update coming up in a bit. >> good to know. thanks. all that rain yesterday created a lot of problems across the bay area. the rain came in waves in san francisco where there were heavy downpours at times. we want to show you vista point in marin, tourists braved the wind and cold to snap their pictures of the iconic golden gate bridge. a group of locals told us some friendly advice they have for tourists. >> tourists with umbrellas, what would you tell them? >> don't bring it. >> it's too windy. >> layers. layers is the best thing. scarf, hat, jacket.
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in sonoma county the rain caused some flooding there. valley ford road was completely closed. this is video from pacifica where hail came down for a few minutes. no reports of damage, just excitement for some people. here's a look at damage in san francisco. this is scaffolding that toppled over in the outer richmond at 33rd avenue and amsa. no one was hurt. and back to the coast where the storm created some unusually rough surf. a coastal flood advisory was in effect for part of the day. as vianey said, be extra careful if you're planning on going out this weekend, especially near the beaches. a lot of wind and rain here and in the sierra. that means heavy snow. we do have a live look from the caltrans cameras on i-80. look at that. whiteout conditions. >> not a soul on the road.
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drivers were warned yesterday ahead of time about these dangerous conditions. told not to go by caltrans. yesterday, though, a lot of people didn't listen. i-80 was jammed with traffic all day. drivers who decided to go say they're taking it easy. >> very slow. very cautious. just, you know, if we can't go with chains, we wait and stop. wait until it's clear. >> our microclimate weather team is forecasting that at 5,000 feet and above, two to five feet of snow will fall through tomorrow. download our free nbcbay area app. it has breaking weather alerts sent straight to your phone. track the weather right there in your neighborhood. now to a wrong-way driver who caused two crashes killing two people and injuring nine others early this morning on northbound 101 in san francisco.
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the driver was going south on northbound 101 around 2:30 this morning. the first crash was a hit and run around vermont street. the chp says the driver likely got on the freeway at the vermont street exit. the wrong-way driver hit another car south of cesar chavez. one person was ejected from that vehicle and died. the wrong-way driver also was killed. all lanes of northbound 101 are still closed in that area while both crashes are under investigation. they should be reopening any minute now this morning. now to a shooting and carjacking that happened in broad daylight, and police are still searching for the gunman. it happened around 11:30 yesterday morning, two people approached a man, shot him in the leg and stole his blue subaru impreza. the victim is an employee of america's tire on el camino in mountain view and was around the block on bay street getting ready to go to work. when officers responded, they sprang into action to save him. >> when they got on scene, they
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applied a turn tourniquet to the victim. >> police got statements from witnesses who heard the shooting. investigators are reviewing surveillance video from the tire shop and neighboring businesses hoping it will identify the gunman. road closures in san francisco this weekend as repairs are under way on the salesforce transit center. we told you about this yesterday morning. yesterday crews did reinforcement work on the cracked steel beams that were found cracked in september. there were no other issues found. no official date has been set for the reopening. we're told repairs to the cracked beams are expected to be done in june. first street will be closed between howard and mission until 8:00 tonight. we are following developing news. a landmark cold war treaty between russia and the u.s. has collapsed. president vladimir putin announced that he is abandoning
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the intermediate range nuclear missile treaty, signed by president reagan in 1987. putin also announced that russia will start work on new missiles including hypersonic ones. the russian president made it clear it was a tit-for-tat move coming a day after the united states said it was backing out of the treaty because of russian violations. president trump says both sides share responsibility. >> one side has not been adhering to it. we have, but one side hasn't. unless they're going to adhere, we shouldn't be the only one. >> nato agrees russia is not in compliance and supports the decision by the united states to back out of that treaty. the political storm is getting nastier in washington. president trump announced there's a good chance he will just declare a national emergency to get his border wall. the president said friday he is not confident that a congressional committee will come up with border security bill that he will like prior to february 15th.
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that's the deadline for a new bill or else there could be another government shutdown. >> we are looking at a national emergency. i don't think the democrats wanted border security. when i hear them talking about walls are immoral and don't work, we know they work. >> if the president goes down this road he will find himself tied up in the courts for some time. i think that's why they haven't done it yet. why he's hoping he can still use it as leverage, but it seems he's more and more inclined that he would be more comfortable fighting in the courts than compromising with the democrats. >> the president is expected to reiterate again the need for a wall during his state of the union address on tuesday. a bay area delegation of immigrant rights activists headed to church ahead of an important trip to washington, d.c. yesterday the activists were welcomed into st. anthony's church in san francisco for a
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blessing. the delegation plans to meet with lawmakers later this month and stress the importance of extending temporary protected status programs and the american promise act. they say many hard working undocumented immigrants have been living in a state of fear due to the i.cei.c.e. raids and separation of family. they're also worried about the temperature nation of temporary status for immigrants as well as the uncertain future for the daca program. >> we need, you know, get together, support each other, and go and try to tell the stories so that people can see how we are connected with the country. how we are integrated completely to this country. >> the 26-member delegation from northern california is due to join with delegations from across the country february 10th through the 13th. it's been a bumpy january for tesla. a new report claiming model 3
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sales in the u.s. took a dive last month. according to inside ev sales plunged about 75% from december to january. no official numbers have tesla yet as the company reports sales quarterly. elon musk blamed the stormy weather and the decrease in federal tax incentives. tesla also says it is focusing on china and europe for model 3 sales. still ahead on "today in the bay," super bowl liii is eight hours away. the party already has started for fans. we'll take you live to atlanta next.
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you can switch your wireless carrier and save hundreds of dollars a year. now that's simple, easy, awesome. click call or visit a store today. that leave therea lasting impression. like the feeling of movement as a new journey begins, or the sight of soft fur, warmed by the morning sun. you might remember new flavours, the sound of an old friend's laugh, or a view that defies all expectations. these are the memories that stay with you, long after the moments have passed. after a week of hype ... the rams and patriots will take the field at 3:30 our time... for super bowl 53. welcome back. it's finally game day in atlanta. after a week of hype, the rams and patriots will take the field for super bowl liii. the bay area will be well
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represented on both sides of the field including both starting quarterbacks. several players are from right here in the bay area. jay gray has the bill going outside of mercedes-benz stadium and he joins us live. good morning, jay. >> good morning, kira, you're right, never too early to tailgate. we had breakfast with some eggs, sausage, bacon. transitioning now we have some hamburgers, some italian sausage. what better way to get ready for super bowl liii? after a week of practice, preps and parties, it's finally game day in the atl. >> i love having the super bowl here. it's an experience i have never experienced in my life. >> reporter: a bucket list
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experience for many, especially patriots. >> me and my son, this is it. this is the one we want to go to >> and rams fans. >> may never have again, i'm doing it. >> to do it many have to buy tickets through an after-market seller like stub hub, where the super bowl is really super. >> for stub hub, the super bowl is the biggest event of the year. >> buyers have come from all the states and different countries. >> let's go, rams! >> let's go, pats! whoo! >> in just hours now, the cities will face off again to find out which coast will be home to the lombardi trophy. >> look, we had a little bit of rain earlier in the morning. it's kind of moved through. it's still cloudy outside. but the nfl wanted to open the roof on mercedes-benz stadium.
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it's a beautiful stadium. with the clouds hanging around, with the rain this morning, i would bet they decide a bit later they'll just keep it closed to play things safe. should be a great game. i hope you're ready for your super bowl party. >> i'm ready, i won't be having half as much fun as you're having. i don't think i've eaten and had a drink on live television ever before. jay gray, i want to be reincarnated as you. have fun out there. >> have higher goals, kira. back to you. >> back in the bay area, the warriors taking on the lakers in prime time. did you see this? former warrior javale magee got last year's championship ring. let's head to the third quarter. momentum was with the lakers until this, demarcus cousins dunks on kyle kouzma. finally the warriors stormed
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back to beat l.a. 115-101. just shy of 7:44. coming up, an eighth democrat announces their candidacy for the 2020 election. we'll discuss the timing of all of this and whether a republican nominee will challenge president trump. that's next.
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on friday new jersey senator cory booker declared his candidacy for the 2020 democratic presidential nomination. he is the eighth democrat who has either announced or created an exploratory committee which usually precedes candidacy. so far no republican has challenged president trump, but some observers have speculated an opponent may appear later this year. larry gerston is here. it seems these announcements are earlier than usual. what is this all about? >> you're right, first of all.
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>> am i? >> right on the money. the fact is that candidate declarations come much earlier these days than in the past. to give you an idea john kennedy announced for the democratic nomination in january, 1960. the same year he was elected. fast forward to the 2000 campaign, george w. bush announced in 1999, 17 months before the election. for 2020, candidates began announcing last month. 22 months before the election. it doesn't just seem that way it is that way. >> it is that way. i know the only constant is change, but i have to ask why? it would seem that early announcements make life much more difficult for the candidates as well as the voters. it draws everything out. >> takes forever. look, there are two main reasons why announcements are earlier than ever. first, democrats believe they
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can wrestle the presidency from trump. given his low standing in the polls now which are in the mid 30s. second, serious candidates want to get the jump on the others. they hope by announcing earlier they'll game more name recognition. they'll be able to attract the best staff members and begin the arduous task of fund-raising, which takes us to that point, unlimited fund-raising. until 2010, no problem. federal laws restricted how much money candidates could raise. but the u.s. supreme court decision and the citizens united case in 2010 blew the lid off campaign limits. whereas contributions to obama, mccain campaign in 2008 amounted to a mere 1.6 billion, the numbers for the trump/clinton campaigns in 2016 soared to 2.1 billion, a 30% increase. you can expect an even larger,
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and i mean much larger sum this year because the democrats are hungry. that's an astonishing set of numbers. to go back to the eight democrats who have already, you know, endered the ring, let's say. let's not forget 17 republican candidates, as you told me began in 2016 before donald trump emerged as the nominee. so do you think we can expect that many democrats in 2020? >> we could expect that many and probably more. >> oh, my goodness. probably more. at least 11 prominent democrats -- additional prominent democrats are mulling a run ranging from well-known personalities like joe biden and bernie sanders to younger leaders such as senator amy klobuchar. let's remember that california's
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kamala harris declared just a week ago. zell current governors are also making the rounds, particularly in the first four primary and caucus states. iowa, new hampshire, south carolina and nevada. we'll have them memorized before long. they're hoping to gain traction before they announce. they're running around this country. a lot of us have not seen these people yet. they see small groups. do you think i can gather support? can i get your money? that's what many of them are doing right now. >> testing the waters behind the scenes. speaking of, last week, we heard rumblings from howard schultz that he might run as an independent. there's a lot of talk about this. how would that affect 2020? >> look, independent candidates have a really tough go when it comes to winning an election. they tend to lack strong foundations in key states.
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they have difficulty fund-raising and face challenging conditions. this is the hardest part for landing on state ballots. ever since the emergence of political parties way back in the 1800s, no independent, no independent candidate has ever come close to winning a presidential election. but that said, the road to presidential election is riddled with independent candidates who have captured just enough votes to keep a maker candidate from winning. think of the 2000 presidential race where ralph nader won 97,000 votes in florida, where george bush beat al gore by 537 votes. absent nader's presence, you would be talking about president gore who won florida and presidency, not george w. bush. >> how can voters sort out these candidates before november of 2020? quite a ways away. >> it's not easy.
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those interested will see six debates this year. six more next year before the nominating convention. nose interested in the republican nominee will have to wait and see if president trump has the traditional free ride or is actually challenged by a credible candidate. in the meantime, get ready for a long slog because we got 22 months to go. >> who's counting? >> yeah. >> we'll be right back. at redfin, we charge you a 1% listing fee.
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it's 7:54. it's gloomy. we have a lot of shower activity on our radar. 53 degrees right now. a live look over walnut creek. a beautiful shot. we'll notice some peeks of sunshine again that's because we'll catch a break from the rain. that storm that moved in late yesterday into overnight and early today, it's further inland. we still have plenty of rain and snow coming down through the sierras. as far as shower activity, we have our stormranger up and scanning. light showers pushing through. we're not in the clear yet. we have another trough making its arrival late tonight. that's once again going to kick upwinds and pouring rain. 53 in san francisco. 52 in palo alto. 53 in san jose. our daytime highs won't warm up by much. microclimate highs topping you the into the upper 50s in oakland, 57. 55 in concord.
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showers throughout the afternoon with breezy conditions. those high-wind warnings have expired. there was an advisory last night. that's also expired. let's talk about the timeline and what you can expect. so your hour-by-hour outlook. by 10:00, this timeline i fast forwarded through this evening. that's when we expect heavy pockets of rain to move in. notice a timeline around 6:00, 7:00, heavier rain. that will mean a very wet early morning commute. i know it's monday. a lot of people heading back to work. as far as monday and tuesday goes. this is what we're expecting to see, our storm, rain and showery conditions into monday and tuesday. tuesday morning those snow levels, monday night into the evening hours, talking about near 3,500 to 4,000 feet. by monday night into tuesday morning, nearly 2,500 feet. so we'll get a nice dusting of snow in higher elevation areas
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and some lower elevations as well. as far as the sierra, he's your winter storm warning. again, that wind bow pretow pre closed but i saw some people facing off against this weather. there are some avalanche warnings out there. we're tracking an additional 60 inches up in king veil. kirkwood, 57. the next seven days, here's what you can expect. san francisco, we'll keep that instable in tility in the air. talking about rain tonight and tomorrow. another system tuesday in wednesday. wednesday we dry out. we'll keep the breezy conditions, that cold blast will make its effected on tuesday, notice by next weekend it looks like we might get another system that trickles back in. >> it's always a roller coaster of weather here. >> it's winter. >> looking at the rest of the country we're blessed to have this. thank you, vianey. thank you for making us a part
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of your sun morning. we'll have more news today at 4:30, 6:00, and 11, more news on nbcbayarea.com. have a gray mornin doo
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this sunday northam digs in. virginia governor ralph northam refuses to resign. >> the person i was is not the man i am today. >> after denying he is in this photo from his medical school yearbook page. >> this is not my picture. i was not in that costume either as black face or as kkk. and it's not me. >> with the democrats universally denouncing northam, how can they get him to leave? i'll talk to two leaders of the congressional black caucus. plus, democrats divided on the best way to defeat president trump. on one side progressives

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