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watch. it's wednesday, march 21st. i'm michelle griego. >> good morning. i'm kenny choi. right now, light rain is falling in parts of the bay area. let's take a live look outside this morning. hi-def doppler is lit up. neda is tracking how long you will need an umbrella today. >> do not put it away until sunday. you will need it for the next few days. some of you waking up to dry conditions. but if you are anywhere near dillon beach you saw the cell come through rohnert park as well has not left you alone right on highway 101 and highway 1. a strong cell coming in. it's for the north toward san pablo. a lot of this is moving southwest to the northeast. that's the direction shifted
to. orinda lighter rainfall and then through danville and san ramon. satellite and radar showing we are continuing to see that moisture hitting us. this morning we'll have winds and rain and then this afternoon a chance of thunderstorms. we'll continue to see activities similar to right now. it may lighten up at noon. but scattered showers will be in the forecast. about 5 p.m. temperatures warm and we may see a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. hail associated with the cell. the major portion of the storm the atmospheric river really going to start to impact the south bay. tomorrow morning the commute will be rough for all of the bay area. we'll see strong downpours
tomorrow morning. what you're seeing out there is rough going but tomorrow it will be more intense. on twitter the sonoma county sheriff's office is urging residents in the wildfire burn zones to be aware of their surroundings and mindful of mudslides. santa rosa official have been working with cal fire to make sure that dirt and debris in burned-out areas like you see here don't start sliding away. let check our morning commute. >> a mess on 880. >> it's a huge mess for drivers southbound on 880 out of oakland and down into san leandro. emergency crews are on the scene. chopper 5 over the scene of this crash 880 at davis. at one point they were going to shut down all lanes. they have two lanes blocked now and traffic backs up beyond the coliseum. we are looking at about 40 minutes for drivers trying to
get through the stretch of road towards 238. let's -- chopper showing you that backup now, so you see all the cars at a stop. this is a crash with two cars, one caught fire about 5 a.m. use 580 as your alternate in the green and moving right at the limit. it may be longer distance but you will be moving. here's a live look at 580 at grand. again, 880 not a good choice this morning. let's send it back to you, michelle. >> thank you. now to the developments this morning in the austin, texas serial bombings. jackie ward reports from the newsroom. reporter: our cbs affiliate in austin keye-tv is reporting that a suspect they believe to be a serial bomber is now dead. just hours ago, police converged on an area outside the red roof inn along 35 in round rock, texas, a suburb of austin.
according to austin police chief brian manley in the last 24 to 36 hours, a person of interest under investigation became a suspect. he is a 24-year-old man whose name hasn't been released yet. people have be d, five have been injured .. and a total of five bombs detonated. the man killed himself as police closed in on him. since the bombings began, two people have been killed, five have been injured and a total of five bombs have been detonated. >> that suspects deceased and has significant injuries -- the suspect is deceased and has significant injuries as a result of detonating a bomb inside his vehicle. we cannot name the suspect at this time because he hasn't been positively identified yet by the medical examiner and next of kin haven't been notified yet. so there will be a lengthy investigation that will take place regarding the officer- involved shooting. >> reporter: cbs also obtained these surveillance photos that appear to show the suspect inside a fedex facility
they show him mailing two packages over the weekend and in the photos, you can see that he is wearing gloves, a hat and possibly a wig. investigators since confirmed that those packages are connected to the string of explosions in recent weeks. there may be reason for concern because they don't know where the suspect spent 24 hours leading to his death. police want to make sure he didn't leave behind other devices in the area. jackie ward, kpix 5. tensions are rising between the trump administration and california over sanctuary policies. the president once again called out the bay area for not cooperating with i.c.e. >> sanctuary cities release thousands of criminal aliens out of our prisons and jails and back into our communities. they go into those sanctuary cities where they see them, they go there, because they feel they're safe. >> the department of justice is suing the state over its sanctuary state law. sacramento sheriff scott jones
was a part of the discussion at the white house. scott told president trump he was at ground zero in the debate and that there are, quote, failures every, single day in california. jones also said on facebook: our communities from dangerous criminals." a mother who was arrested by ice agents earlier this month in southern california, has been released from custody. video of perla morales a mother who was arrested by i.c.e. agents earlier this month in southern california has been released from custody. video of the woman being detained in front of her three children went viral. the government accused her of being part of a human smuggling ring. today on capitol hill, senators are expected to press the homeland security secretary about the department's efforts to secure state election systems. today's testimony will focus on when russian agents targeted election systems in
21 states including california ahead of the 2016 general election. senators have criticized the department for not moving quickly enough to prevent such a threat. >> the department of homeland security and the fbi alerted states to the threat. the warnings did not provide enough information or go to the right person never case. >> the senate intelligence committee is now launching a new investigation to prevent foreign meddling in this year's elections. new fallout for facebook. a data scandal has users wondering if the social network went too far. anne makovec is live at facebook headquarters. there's a missouri for users deleting their accounts. >> reporter: there's a movement downward when it comes to stock prices. we'll see what happens with the opening bell this morning. facebook stocks has dropped about 10% this week. it is only wednesday. the hashtag delete facebook has been trend. perhaps the most stark member
of that new movement is the founder of "whatsapp," which facebook bought four years ago. he is tweeting, it is time, joining in on the delete facebook hashtag. meantime two new investigations were launched in the wake of revelations that facebook gave up the personal information of 50 million users to cambridge analytica which used the information to pinpoint political ads in favor of donald trump in the 2016 election. the u.s. federal trade commission is looking into it and the british parliament is calling on facebook founder mark zuckerberg to testify. so are many members of the u.s. congress. >> users had no idea that cambridge analytica was accessing this data. it's a clear violation of the order. >> potentially it could cost them $40,000 for every offense times 50 million people. >> reporter: the man behind the proposed ballot measure that would increase online privacy protections for california consumers calling out facebook's ceo mark zuckerberg.
the chairman of californians for consumer privacy posted a letter on mark zuckerberg's facebook page questioning his decision to pour hundreds of thousands of dollars into an effort to stop the privacy measure. and a facebook investor we're hearing right now is suing facebook over this whole cambridge analytica scandal. so plenty of problems in menlo park. live in menlo park, anne makevoc, kpix 5. the battle over climate change will move to a local courtroom today as two bay area cities challenge "big oil." kpix 5's jessica flores is live in oakland to explain. jessica. reporter: imagine waterfront properties like this area here in jack london square under water. that is what the city attorney here at oakland is arguing will happen because of climate change. oakland as well as san francisco are blaming the oil companies for the problem taking them to federal court and today there will be a hearing the first-ever of its kind in federal court on climate change. the cities are suing oil companies for billions. they want to hold oil
companies responsible for climate change. the judge is asking for both sides to present the best available science on global warming, melting ice, sea level rise and coastal flooding. cities argue oil production heated the planet and caused rising sea levels which may put some cities under water by the turn of the city. they are suing exxon, bp, shell, chevron, conocophillips are named in the lawsuit. >> many fossil fuel companies were aware of these effects. it continued to choose profits at the expense of residents. >> reporter: the lawsuit says the companies have tried to cover up oil production's role in global warming and the suit asks the courts to hold big oil companies responsible for paying for infrastructure like seawalls to help protect san francisco and oakland from rising sea levels. now, the city attorneys for oakland and san francisco as well as representatives for the oil companies will be in federal court in san francisco at 8 a.m. for that hearing. reporting live here in oakland, i'm jessica flores, kpix 5.
the bay area city that's planning to allow cannabis manufacturing. coming up. >> plus the changes muni is making to the n-judah line aimed at reducing the wait for riders. >> plenty of wait time for drivers on 880 this morning. we are tracking a big accident. we'll have the details coming up. >> when our live cameras look like this, now there's heavy rain across a lot of the bay area this morning. this is just the beginning. we'll have rain coming through. i'll let you know when coming up. ♪you've got a friend in me
for new cannabis manufacturing. only nine permits will be issued. but the change does not allow medical or recreational dispensaries or deliveries to operate in pittsburg. it also doesn't allow anyone to grow marijuana commercially. san francisco's transit system is making changes to one of its railcar lines. the goal is to reduce the wait time and ease crowding on muni's n-judah line. starting this summer, railcars will be frequent but the line will be served by single car trains on weekends. mass transit is the way to go. we are tracking problems, they are big problems, causing big backup. chopper 5 over the scene of this accident. we are tracking an accident in san leandro. this is 880 right at davis street. and it's in the southbound direction that has traffic tied up clear into oakland. and this is all due to a
couple of cars getting into it. two caught fire after they crashed. this created a mess for our morning ride. let's take it over to our maps where we are tracking a few other problems quickly. we have a little over 30 minutes just to get through the stretch. use 580 as your alternate. that's in the green and you will get wherever you need to go quicker. speeds at the limit 580 near graham. so traffic is busy but it's moving. 680 has been a hot spot all morning. we are getting reports of a new crash so right now it's 10 minutes from willow pass to 24. neda has the forecast. here's a look at where the rain is coming down pretty good. here's a live look right now in downtown san francisco. so this is our live camera i believe and you can see where the rain is coming in. it's a light drizzle at san
francisco and it's basically left a mess on the roads this morning. so some people are braving it but bring that umbrella because scattered showers are in the forecast. let's get to hi-def doppler. i want to show you where it's coming down heavily across the north bay and much of the east bay, as well. so looks like you have san francisco getting a break but expect it to pick up again. to rohnert park on highway 101, rainfall rates about a half inch per hour through petaluma as well just west of petaluma a pretty strong cell. whenever you see red that's not necessarily good. showers, heavy downpours. through santa rosa also on 101, then towards st. helena, coming down, same with yountville and lighter in that area. so now let's take you down to mill valley.
heavy rain in el sobrante. north bay cells have stayed put. south to danville rain picking up in san ramon and we are seeing it happen, scattered downpours throughout the morning and that's going to stay in the forecast for the next few hours. winds at 13 in mountain view, san jose at 18. strong winds through the south bay. calm in the north bay except east winds in napa. not going to see much sunshine today because of the rain. afternoon highs in the upper 50s. it will feel warmer than yesterday. here's the atmospheric river. this has not even started to impact us yet. we are getting the moisture, but there's a lot more coming. so this is also known as the pineapple express.
the tropical storm from hawaii, that's what we'll start to see later on tonight. it's going straight for central and southern california. so the heaviest rainfall four to six inches expected for places like san luis obispo and santa barbara. some sierra snow also expected but above 7,000 feet. for us, as i set this into motion, this afternoon chance of thunderstorms. but then later on tonight while we are sleeping it will be heavy around midnight but the morning commute will be rough going. chance of thunderstorms for the next couple of days, scattered showers friday into saturday. the second half of your weekend will be dry. next week, complete opposite to this week. dry weather and temperatures warming. apple now has more self- driving test vehicles in california than "waymo." according to new numbers obtained by the financial times, the tech giant
currently has 45 autonomous test vehicles registered with the state's department of motor vehicles, up from 27 in late january. in just a few hours, tesla shareholders will vote on a proposed ceo performance award. under the proposal, elon musk would have a huge new incentive to make tesla a bigger player in the car street. the goal is for the electric car company to be worth $650 billion. tesla says if it doesn't meet the ambitious financial target over the next 10 years, ceo elon musk won't get paid. amazon is the second most valuable had company in the country. they beat out alphabet, owner of google. they are $765 billion, almost $3 billion more than what google is worth. only apple is worth more with nearly $900 billion. man, somebody break up the san jose sharks. they are red-hot. we got an update on steph curry. and why you might need to wear sunglasses for this sportscast. coming up.
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it will be renewed, i'm sure. and i'll be at the center of it again, i guess. but, um, at the end of the day i'm just coming here to help this team win. i like what they stand for. i like the direction the team is headed in. >> love to see him courtside for the warriors game tomorrow night. steph curry has been cleared to practice and is expected to return from an ankle injury for a game friday against the hawks. to the ice, this is about as much fight as the devils put up against san jose. first period 2-1. the sharks win, they got three goals from their fourth line and they win their fifth straight, a final of 6-2. getting down to crunch time for the nba play-offs and the nhl, sharks looking good. i'm dennis o'donnell. see you tonight. n-h-l... edmonton at carolina. check out th goal. play of the day, from the nhl, edmonton at carolina. check out this wild goal.
>> he banks it off and in! bening gets the goal! >> slow and go motion re play. swatted the puck off the back of the goalie scott darling. it was one of many goals for the oilers who won, 7-3. this morning, we're on storm watch----- as rain returns to the bay area and southern california. the evacuation orders underway in an area already damaged once it is 6:26. we are on storm watch as rain returns to the bay area and southern california. the evacuation orders under way in an area already damaged once this year by mudslides. and the president is speaking out about the russia meddling probe on twitter. >> plus, a major development in the case of the so-called serial bomber in austin, texas. police continue to stay cautious as they work to define the details.
it has been a long almost three weeks for the community of austin. >> the search for a suspected serial bomber turns deadly after a high-speed chase. >> we are concerned that there may be other packages that are still out there. >> the investigation that's unfolding and the concerns that still remain. >> plus, gop leaders issuing new warnings to president trump about special counsel robert mueller. >> bob mueller should be allowed to finish his job. >> and the fallout grows for facebook after a massive data breach. the questions being raised and the first lawsuit filed. first, climate change is at the center of a court battle starting today between the oil industry and bay area cities. good morning, it is wednesday, march 21. i'm kenny choi. >> and i'm michelle griego. flores has more from oakland. >> reporter: kenny, michelle, this is a landmark case.
really the first of its kind heading to federal court today for the first of its ever hearing on climate change. the cities of oakland and san francisco blaming the "big oil" companies for rising sea levels and they say that areas like this one where i'm standing in oakland here, jack london square, could be under water if things continue as is. and they are suing the oil companies for billions of dollars. today the "big oil" companies as well as the cities head to federal court for a hearing, a tutorial on climate change. both sides will present the best available science on global warming, melting ice, sea level rise and coastal flooding. the judges asked for that tutorial and the cities are arguing that oil production heated the planet and caused rising sea levels which will wipe some cities out by the turn of the century. each lawsuit names the five biggest oil companies, producers of fossil fuels in the world, talking about chevron, exxon, bp, shell, conocophillips.
>> just like "big tobacco," "big oil" knew the truth long ago. >> reporter: the lawsuit asks the courts to hold "big oil" companies responsible for paying for infrastructure like seawalls to help protect oakland and san francisco in the event of rising sea levels. now, the companies as well as the city attorneys head to federal court today at 8 a.m. in san francisco for that tutorial. live in oakland, i'm jessica flores, kpix 5. as rain moves through out the bay area. here's a live look outside, and at time check, 6:32. as we take a live look outside right now, we're on storm watch as rain moves throughout the bay area. a live look at the golden gate bridge. you can see all the condensation on the lens. we could get a shot of the traffic there coming through and hi-def doppler. it is all lit up this morning. neda is in the weather center tracking the storm. >> oh, yeah. this is a live look at the richmond/san rafael, already starting to see more ponding occurring right on 580 right there. so you can see the raindrops
coming down pretty good. we are noticing some areas of strong rainfall rates so here's a look at the cell that's over the bridge there. that's why we are noticing that in our live cameras. in fact, it was stronger moments ago but now a lot of it has moved towards san rafael, we are seeing heavy rainfall rates just east of woodinville south of lagunitas. petaluma a light drizzle. the north bay has been dealing with it through calistoga, st. helena, rainfall rates are starting to pick up a little bit. you had a momentary break but it's getting more intense. here's the wider view drier conditions for a lot of the south bay even for downtown san francisco just a lighter mist but concord, that's where it's strong and then benicia and martinez, as well.
so those roads 680, 780, ponding likely. picked up in berkeley. visibility impacted by the storm. four-mile visibility in half moon bay, 2.5 in concord, 3 in petaluma. so it's not just slick out there. but definitely visibility is down. wind gusts especially across the south bay are also strong. michelle. >> thank you. people in santa barbara county are being ordered to pack up and evacuate once again ahead of this weekend's -- or this week's powerful storm. the area has been hit by fires and mudslides in recent months. this latest storm is expected to bring heavy rain which could cause more potential damage in burn areas. forecasters say between five to ten inches of rain could fall across the foothills and coastal slopes. >> our fear is that because we know there's a lot of silt on the hills, we know there are a lot of rocks that the same thing could happen if the rains hit hard enough. >> police are patrolling the streets in montecito to make
sure the evacuation zone is protected from looters. 6:34. good time to check the morning commute. >> it's been tough but we have some good news. an update to the crash along 880. chp has cleared that accident at least out of the lanes. so all lanes are clear and traffic is starting to show some improvement. a lot of improvement. we are looking at 20 minutes as you make your way southbound from 980 to 238. at one point that was over 45 minutes. so you can see that less red, more yellow on our maps here, southbound 880 right near davis street. a couple of problems along highway 4, 24 and 680. we'll get to that coming up in the next traffic report. in just a few hours, a preliminary hearing for two former sheriff's deputies gets under way. the men are accused of beating a man in san francisco back in 2015. a surveillance camera captured the former alameda county deputies striking the suspect several times after he had led police on a pursuit from the
east bay into san francisco's mission district. the former deputies are charged with battery and assault. the santa clara county board of supervisors has approved a civilian oversight system for the sheriff's department and jail system. the move was prompted by the death of an inmate in 2015. the panel will make policy recommendations and listen to community concerns. we have been following the latest developments in austin texas in the serial bombings this morning. police say a suspect is dead after a police chase. jackie ward reports from the newsroom. >> reporter: just moments ago police told us what the suspect's name, marc anthony condit, a 24-year-old white man. early this morning, in a suburb of austin, texas, the man believed to be the suspect in the string of bombings that have terrorized the city of austin for weeks killed himself after detonating an explosive device. that's according to our cbs affiliate in austin. as members of the austin police s.w.a.t. team close in on the motel on route 35 and approached the suspect car, the suspect set off a bomb inside the vehicle. the explosion knocked one of
the s.w.a.t. officers back, causing another officer to fire back at the suspected bomber. austin police chief brian manley said it's been an incredibly trying time for austin. >> it's been a long almost three weeks for the community of austin as we have dealt with package bombs and other types of bombs that have been placed throughout our community. we have seen members of our community who have lost their lives and others whose lives have been forever changed due to significant injuries. >> reporter: the five connected explosions that began on march 2nd killed two people and injured six others. 350 federal law enforcement agents went to austin to help local police. whether the bombings are truly over is still trying to be determined. an atf agent says investigators think condit built all the bombs himself but they have not ruled out if
he had any help. plus, there's a 24-hour time period where investigators aren't completely sure of condit's whereabouts meaning he could have planted other explosives that haven't gone off yet. in the newsroom, jackie ward, kpix 5. this morning, we are getting a look at the gunman accused of firing shots at a maryland high school and the officer who confronted him. police say that 17-year-old austin rollins opened fire in a hallway and then shot a 16- year-old girl. school resource officer blaine gaskill confronted the shooter. the former s.w.a.t. team member responded within a minute and then fired one round stopping the suspect. it's unclear if the officer shot rollins or if the gunman killed himself. as congress faces another deadline to pass a spending bill, lawmakers say this is an opportunity to advance gun violence prevention measure that is have previously stalled in congress. the proposal a narrow background check bill for gun purchases. the house already approved a background check bill in
december. but they paired it with legislation that allows people with concealed firearms to take them across state lines. president trump is getting some criticism for congratulating russian president vladimir putin on his re-election. the "washington post" reporting that the president received warnings from his national security advisers not to congratulate putin. a lot of foreign policy analysts say that the russian election was rigged. putin's strongest opponent was not on the ballot. this morning, the president is tweeting again about the russia investigation and special counsel robert mueller. >> he tweeted: i am still opposed to it. i think president trump was right when he said there never should have been a special c appointed because. ...there was n le cause for believ there was any cr ollusion or otherwise, obstruction of justice! stated by harvard sor alan dershowitz. "i agree with the pres lawy mueller should be wed to finish his job. think it was an exce appointment. i thi ll go wher facts lead him." senate majority lead ch
mcconnel stands eral republicans wh calling on e president to stop icism er and the stigation.. though -- part >> i agree with the president's lawyers that, um, bob mueller should be allowed to finish the job. i think it was an excellent appointment. i think he will lead -- he will go wherever the facts lead him. >> senate majority leader mitch mcconnell stands with several republicans who are calling on the president to stop his criticism of mueller and the investigation. party leaders have not issued protections that would prevent the president removing muller from overseeing the probe. democrats say legislation is necessary. federal investigations dropping stock prices, and the new drop facebook hashtag. coming up, the latest in the fallout in the data scandal. >> plus, why the state of arizona says it has no plans to rein in self-driving cars despite a deadly crash involving an uber vehicle. >> and the stock market just opened up about 10 minutes ago.
driving uber s-u-v sunday night.. suddenly stepped out in front of that car. police in tempe, arizona say a woman hit and killed by a self-driving uber suv sunday night suddenly stepped out in front of the car. there's video from the vehicle's front-facing camera. uber has since suspended all testing of its autonomous vehicles but arizona officials say they have no plans of changing the rules on the testing of any self-driving cars. facebook's stock is down for a second day in a row. anne makovec is live in facebook's headquarters with the fallout.
their stock is down 3% on top of the 10%. >> reporter: the hashtag delete facebook is trending. so the company is facing a lot of backlash right now. two new investigations were launched in the wake of revelations that facebook sold the information of 50 million users to cambridge analytica. in allegedly used the information to pinpoint political ads in favor of donald trump in the 2016 election. now a facebook investor is suing accusing the company of misleading investors over the scandal. the u.s. federal trade commission is now looking into that. the british parliament is calling on facebook founder mark zuckerberg to testify and so are many members of congress. if the industry won't solve these kinds of problems it selves, we'll have to solve them with legislation. >> reporter: the man behind the proposed ballot measure that would increase online privacy protections for california consumers is calling out zuckerberg. the chairman of californians
for consumer privacy posted a letter on zuckerberg's facebook page questioning his decision to pour hundreds of thousands of dollars into an effort to stop the privacy measure. back to the hashtag delete facebook, even the founder of "whatsapp" which facebook bought four years ago is going in tweeting, it is time. now, ironically, i posted a poll on my facebook page if you want to weigh in on whether or not you're considering deleting facebook. right now, it's pretty close but there are more opinions in favor of keeping your facebook account. if you want to weigh in head to facebook. again, very ironically. just search news reporter anne. live in menlo park, anne makovec, kpix 5. >> thank you. plenty of eyes on facebook stock as anne said after a big two-day slide and tesla
slipping into bear territory. >> kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks reports. >> reporter: good morning. facebook stock down as anne said about 3% in the early going this morning. the company has lost $60 billion in market cap in the past three sessions. to put that in perspective, that's more money than tesla's entire market value on the stock market. that is adding pressure to the overall market which is also cautious this morning as the federal reserve is wrapping up a two-day meeting. expectations are high that the fed will raise rates. the key will be what the fed has to say about the pace of future rate hikes and whether or not it will be more aggressive due to inflation. tesla stock is under pressure and fell into bear territory meaning it's down over 20%, from a 52 week high when they were up to $385. investors are nervous about the slow production time for the model 3 rollout. let's check the board.
dow up 8. nasdaq down 4 mainly on facebook shares lower. s&p down 1. back to you. >> thank you. time now 6:48. we have another crash in the east bay. that's affecting traffic. >> just when all lanes reopened along 880 in the be southbound direction, we have a new crash in the northbound direction. drivers can't catch a break on 880. let's go to the roads. here it is. 880 northbound, speeds below 20 miles per hour. crash on the shoulder. traffic busy along the northbound side. we are in the yellow and we continue to climb with our travel times. it's about 20 minutes towards the maze. antioch to concord
slowdowns. southbound 242 at grant a new crash just coming in. it's creating a backup on 4 for westbound drivers. accident in orinda, backup stretches to 680. speeds below 10 miles per hour just trying to make your way towards the maze. the eastshore freeway, that's in the redheading towards the maze, as well. so it's just going to be a slow ride. parts of the eastern u.s. are dealing with another nor'easter. forecasters predict snow and sleep will
hit new jersey, maryland, delaware and pennsylvania today. flights and school classes are canceled in the area. for us it's pretty severe. i'm looking at a lot of rain piling up here on richmond bridge so i want to show you this camera shot again. this is what happens when people can hydroplane. highway 101 and tiburon, through novato picking up about a half inch of rain per hour there. then a lot of these cells are now throughout the north bay starting to get a little bit more intense. we are seeing more areas with darker green, yellow, orange, through st. helena just north of yountville but right now for yountville it's just rain not as much a heavy downpour. further south heavy rain near carquinez heights. heavy rain in the area.
the atmospheric river or pineapple express will affect us tonight with a warm wet system. we are getting moisture from hawaii and sending it straight to california. here's the rain-snow futurecast. the state is going to be dealing with heavy rain especially tonight through early tomorrow morning. that's when the heaviest moment is for the storm. it's about 12 hours that we are going to get significant amount of rainfall. tomorrow afternoon, we should get a break. maybe a chance of thunderstorms. then by friday it will return. saturday we'll have lingering showers and snowfall. i believe we have a live shot now at sierra-at-tahoe. let's show you that now. definitely seeing a few snow flurries on hi-def doppler. a lot of this is rain. the cold front will come through tonight. tomorrow morning we'll see
snow levels drop. york. next week no rain. time now for a look at what's coming up on "cbs this morning." gayle king joins us now from new york. good morning. >> reporter: hello, michelle. we are here. we have breaking news in austin. i know you all have been covering it, too, where the suspect in the serial bombings is dead after a confrontation with police. it happened overnight. plus a fourth nor'easter of the month. that's four nor'easters in five weeks. that's no fun. bearing down on the east coast. how it's affecting travel plans around the country. and cardiologists will be at the table with how taking popular prescription painkillers could be increasing your risk of heart
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the company is accused of using the information to pinpoint political ads in favor of president trump in the 2016 election. the u.s. federal trade commission is looking into it and the british parliament is calling on facebook founder mark zuckerberg to testify. president trump once again called out the bay area for not cooperating i.c.e. officials. sacramento sheriff scott jones was part of the discussion at the white house. he told the president he was at ground zero in the debate and that there are failures every, single day in california. arrested by i.c.e. agents earlier this month in southern california, this woman has been released from custody. the government had accused her of being part of a human smuggling ring. this morning, we are getting a look at a gunman accused of firing shots at a maryland high school and the sro who confronted him. a boy shot a 16-year-old girl.
school resource officer blaine gaskill shot the shooter. a suspected serial bomber marc anthony condit is dead after a chase in a suburb of austin. condit killed himself after detonating an explosive device inside his vehicle. the five connected explosions that began on march 2nd killed two people and injured six others. still tracking some slowdowns due to an earlier crash on 880 through oakland but we are in the yellow as far as our drive times go. red heading into san francisco, 28 minutes from the maze and your drive times around the bay in the red. okay. here's a look at where some of the wed roads are. wet in the bay area. we have heavy rain in san rafael. light to heavy rain in the entire area. cbs this morning is coming up next. have a great - topic two have a good day.
♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it's wednesday, march 21st, 2018. welcome to "cbs this morning." the suspect in a series of bombings in austin, texas is dead, after blowing himself up in a confrontation with police overnight. we're at the scene with how this morning's dramatic events unfolded. nearly 70 million people on the east coast are getting slammed by the fourth nor'easter in less than three weeks. intense wind gusts and wet, heavy snow are expected to cause widespread power outages. a new lawsuit by a former playboy model who claims she had an affair with president trump. karen mcdougal alleges she was duped into signing an agreement