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interesting. good morning and welcome to nbc news today. i'm chris cato. >> i'm tracy davidson. let's begin with meteorologist bill henley in the first alert weather center. bill? >> hard to believe temperatures in the 60s this morning and talking snow for tomorrow and a considerable temperature fall for tonight and during the day tomorrow. for today, we're starting off in the mild zone, again. right now in the 50s and 60s. has dropped to 56 degrees here at nbc 10. there are some clouds overhead and the temperatures around the rest of the area looking pretty mild. now, 56 in philadelphia. that's down four degrees from the last hour. trenton, northeast philadelphia, mount holly still in the low 60s while it has now fallen into the 40s for the pocono mountains. getting chilly this morning and not going to get cold today. radar in the clear for now and we are watching some showers just off shore. those are only rain showers and a chance that we could see some of those come inland during the
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day today. especially this afternoon. right now, 54 degrees is the forecast for 7:00. by 9:00, breaks of sunshine and 55 and a chance of some scattered showers in delaware, south jersey and into the i-95 corridor at noontime while there is sunshine north and west. we'll get your hour-by-hour future weather when i come back in less than ten minutes. first, jillian mele jillian? >> starting in the lehigh valley still accident free in the majors. route 22 at airport road and you can see it's quiet out there and a few drivers this morning, but no drivers to report and even the northeast extension. we have some of the normal construction on the northeast extension, but no big delays to report there. the blue route is quiet in both directions. a live look right near mcdade boulevard. drive times very average. about 17 to 18 minutes both weighs on the blue route between 95 and 76. again, our only accident of the morning is at hockle road. chris?
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protests turned into near riots overnight in ferguson, missouri. officers lobbying tear gas from inside armored vehicles to dispersed crowds. people fired gunshots and set cars on fire and set buildings on fire. a live look right now as ferguson, parts of it continue to burn. fires burning there and protesters set more than a dozen buildings on fire overnoit. firefighters had trouble responding because of gunshots in the area. they pour under to the streets after hearing the grand jury's anounshment. many used violence to make their feelings known. >> they were angry about not to indict officer darren wilson in the shooting death of michael brown. in our area, several hundred people took to the streets following the grand jury announcement. philadelphia police had to shut down parts of i-95 overnight as protesters try to march on to three onramps of 95 and 676.
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jesse gary is live at city hall where the marching started and ended earlier this morning. jesse? >> tracy, the protests that took place out here at city hall earlier today will be repeated later today. police hope it will be another peaceful protest and our first amenment rights of citizens. officers say 300 very determined, intense protesters marched through center city to penn's landing during the early morning hours. we're learning from social media that additional protests are now scheduled. al sharpton's national action network is planning a rally at noon at the federal courthouse at the sixth and market and later in the day, another march here at city hall by temple university students. we're going to put all of that information up on our website. coming up in 30 minutes, how police feel about the protests here in reaction to the ferguson case out west. we're live outside philadelphia city hall this morning, jesse gary, npc 10 news. watching the protests out of ferguson, missouri, after
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officer darren wilson not indicted by the grand jury. protesters have been vandalizing stores and setting fire and looting, as we have been telling you. police are fighting back the crowds with tear gas. vai sikahema is live in our digital operation with more. >> the announcement came last night a little after 9:00 eastern time. but right now firefighters and police are still on the streets of ferguson dealing with the chaos. take a look at this video, coming out of ferguson. it is hard to turn away from some protesters taunted police and taunting officers with bottles and setting a police cruiser on fire and other broke windows and vandalized cars and within a few hours at least a dozen buildings were set on fire. firefighters let some of them burn because someone fired shots at them. so they had to be concerned about their own safety. people say they heard hundreds of gunshots throughout the evening. officers in riot gear used tear
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gas to try to disperse some of the crowds. other groups helped peaceful demonstrations with signs demanding justice and condemning the police. >> know that there is at least a dozen buildings that have been set on fire. most of those are total losses. and i can tell you that i personally heard about 150 shots fired. >> despite the overnight violence, police say officers did not fire any shots. now, brown's family released a statement following the grand jury decision expressing disappointment. it reads, "while we understand many others share our pain, we ask that you channel your frustration in ways that will make a positive change. we need to work together to fix the system that allowed this to happen." it goes on to read, "let's not just make noise, let's make a difference." we'll continue to monitor this developing story and bring you updates as they occur. vai sikahema, nbc 10. protests continued in cities across the country in oakland, california, hundreds of
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demonstrators converged on a major highway snarling traffic. in washington, protesters gathered outside the white house. many were college students or people with the d.c. ferguson movement. in sanford, florida, rather where tray von martin was shot in and killed in 2012, there was a silent vigil. you can count on nbc 10 for complete coverage of the ferguson protests. coming up at 5:15, the timeline of the investigation and at 5:30 what comes next for officer wilson. at 5:45 what happens when news crews covering the unrest come under fire. 5:06 and an approaching holiday storm will at least come some problems for holiday travelers. forcing a lot of them to change their plans. we see the system on the radar there. it's going to bring rain and snow to the east coast on one of the busiest travel days of the year. all eyes on that radar and weather report, especially at penndot traffic management center. it is ready for whatever comes this week. workers have equipped trucks with the latest snow fighting
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tools and penndot got a new ten hp wheeler that can spread more salt than any other truck on the road. the holiday storm is also changing the way some people are preparing for hosting their thanksgiving feast. nbc 10 katy zachary is live this morning with what people are doing differently because of this approaching weather. >> yeah, chris. so, i talked to some people yesterday here in the shopping center right off of westchester pike and i predict it's going to get pretty popular over the next day or so with hardware store here and a grocery store just a stone's throw away. some shoppers tell me they are rushing now to get their thanksgiving prep done so that they can focus on the weather tomorrow. we saw some people inside this habbertown hardware store buying salt. the store is already stocked with shovels and gloves and all you're going need for winter and a short walk from here a popular grocery store. inside shoppers were grabbing turkeys, pies and all the trimmings yesterday. >> i love it. i love it.
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i love the snow. i hope that we do get it. it will be fun to have it on the holiday especially with everybody playing football and what not. i thought it would add to it a little bit. >> and that man went on to tell me that he hopes the inclment weather we're expecting keeps families at home with their loved ones over the next two days instead of rushing out last minute to the store and he might just be right. now this super fresh we're standing in front of opens in less than an hour and wile keep an eye on it and see how many people out here this morning getting all their thanksgiving preparations done and pretty telling for how they're gearing up for the weather tomorrow. reporting live, katy zachary, nbc 10 news. if you're flying out, american airlines for people who fly to the northeast tomorrow. those passengers can actually move their flights to either today or thursday for free. flies to nearly 20 cities including philadelphia.
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delta are letting passengers reschedule for flights on thursday and friday. philadelphia is among the airports included in that offer. so, let's talk more about the weather and the timing and especially we're talking about airline travel, but, people who are traveling by car, they're watching this saying, maybe it might be a good idea to leave early, like today. >> today is not a bad day to leave. rain shower or two this afternoon in the area but just rain and mild. we're only looking at rain in our area and coming up from the south and take some time in the later morning hours and changing over to snow. this morning completely dry. that's a nice, clear view and look at the water in front of boat house row. no movement there. the wind which was so strong yesterday has finally subsided and much lighter through the day today. we are getting really mild start with temperatures in the 50s and 60s. clouds overhead helping to keep those temperatures up this morning. the chance of a scattered shower today really limited, though,
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it's tomorrow that will see the real storm system come together tracking rain and then snow as temperatures fall during the day tomorrow. 55 right now in reading. 57 in philadelphia and atlantic city still holding on to the low 60s at 62 degrees. very quiet this morning. looking across the delaware, no sign of the trouble that is to come for tomorrow. for today, the radar screen clear right now, but you could see the wet weather is just off shore. we've seen a few scattered showers in southern delaware, but it's this heavier activity to the south that is going to turn into a coastal storm that will be developing overnight tonight and into tomorrow. during the day today, the future clouds showing 10:00 this morning. a spotty, light shower possible right along the coast and portions of delaware and south jersey. while north and west, sunshine breaking through the clouds. then as we go into the noontime and early afternoon hours, we could see some rain drops in philadelphia. mostly cloudy skies and a few more clouds north and west. just light rain showers for today. for tomorrow morning, we will start with temperatures above
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freezing for the entire area. that's rain moving in with temperatures in the 40s to start with. 6:00 in the morning. it's allentown that drops into the 30s and then the temperatures falling during the day with snow developing, especially sitting north and west. but today, no problem. not with temperatures in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees. clouds and sunshine north and west and scattered rain shower possible, especially in delaware and south jersey. when i come back in less than ten minutes, the seven-day forecast for the timing of this storm. at 11 minutes after 5:00, if more people are hitting the roads starting their travel plans early this morning, we're not seeing the volume out there yet. >> not yet. nbc 10 traffic reporter jillian mele. >> typical start to the day. that's what we're seeing. this is 76 right at spring garden street. this is the westbound side and then city avenue. drive times very average. about 14 minutes both ways on 76. between the blue route and the vine. one accident we continue to follow is in limrick at hockle
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road and traveling 95, the normal spot of construction but not reporting any slow downs. 95 southbound from cottman into center city philadelphia, the entire length average speed in the mid-50s right now. tracy? putting passengers' safety at risk. one group claims they're tired and overworked. this morning the danger it says it poses to the public. of course, we continue to follow the developments out of ferguson and across the country this morning. next, the timeline of events that led up to the grand jury decision. ♪ ♪ it's a marshmallow world in the winter. ♪ [instrumental music] ♪
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watching the coastline. those showers that are lining up from just off our shore to the deep south. that is the storm system coming together for tomorrow that will produce rabe ain and then accu accumulating snow . several hundred people took to the streets in philadelphia following the announcement of the grand jury decision. protests were mostly peaceful, though police did arrest two people and were forced to shut down parts of 95 when protesters blocked off ramps along 95 and 676 in center city. now, a live picture from ferguson. protesters there celt at least 12 buildings on fire, including an auto parts store that burned through the night. we've been showing you live pictures of that into the early morning hours. we've been following this
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through the morning and there are still flames coming from the building. looting has been a problem all night in ferguson. people hit a dollar store and a walgreen's. that video shows them jumping through broken windows and then flames. we told you stores were set on fire and cars were also set on fire in this lot. here is a timeline of the event. officer darren wilson shot brown on august 9th. the case was referred to a grand jury. the grand jury consisted of six white men, three white women and two black women and one black man. that racial makeup mirrors the racial makeup of st. louis county. took them three months to go over all the evidence. the grand jury decided not to indict ferguson police officer darren wilson. 5:16 and happening today lawyers for aaron hernandez will be back in court for the murder of two boston men. hernandez's attorneys plan to discuss evidence sharing. hernandez shot and killed two
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men after one of them spilled a drink on him in a nightclub in 2012. hernandez is also charged with the 2013 murder of a semi pro football player. tired and overworked. >> that's the claim by septa engineers who say weakened safety rules could be putting riders at risk. the company follows all federal regules regarding rest periods. but the brotherhood of locomotive engineers say septa isn't giving engineers enough time between shifts when they fill in for sick and vacation coverage. on top of that, the union says all engineers are working too much overtime. >> 100% of our members are working six days a week and some of them are working over 14 hours a day. >> we have been trying real hard to get our head count up. just over the last few years we had had personal trainers to help us with some. >> septa says it will change assignments if engineers feel the travel distance is unworkable. from mass transit to the roads.
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let's check your ride if you're heading out early this morning. >> nbc first alert traffic reporter yijillian mele. no slow downs, we hope. >> this is a live look at the boulevard out near broad street and just a few drivers out there in both directions. pretty quiet at this hour. no big accidents to report, but we do have this one that we've been following out of limrick. gamefarm road at hockle road. the only accident so far. zooming it out a little bit. drive times on the blue route between 17, 18 minutes both ways between 95 and 76. that's pretty typical for this hour. same thing on 95 between wood haven and the vine. we're looking at about a 14-minute trip right now. if you're waking up in new jers jersey. this is what 295 is looking like. in the midst of the long-term construction zone. no delays or accidents to report and majors in delaware are also quiet. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> watching the sky this
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morning, you will see some clouds that will break for some sunshine. getting a break from the wind, too, that was so strong yesterday. it has really died down. the temperatures come down to 57 degrees. cloudy skies in philadelphia with a westerly wind just at eight miles an hour. the temperatures will fall a bit more before they steady out this morning. and then warm close to the 60 degree mark this afternoon. the pocono mountains saw rain yesterday and temperatures in the 60s. but snow has survived and they're going to get a nice dose of snow tomorrow as that storm system moves in during the day. 59 right now in wilmington. po potttown, doylestown and still in the 60s and down to 51 in langhorn and right in richborough and 57 in holding for doylestown and further north and west down to 59 degrees and falling right now. all way too warm for any snow. colder air is going to be arriving as this storm system
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moves in tomorrow. showers are off shore. we could see some scattered light rain showers during the day today. but most of what we're watching is to our south. that's going to stream into the area and a low will form just off our coast and we will get snow. and the future weather shows that during the afternoon hours today we'll be in the 60s. right up to 60 dexwree degrees. by tomorrow we'll be above freezing at 45 and rain coming up from the south and rain for most of the morning and by 10:00 in the morning, we'll start to see some snow forming north and west off delaware and south jersey will see rain and tomorrow afternoon at 3:00, that is snow from the pocono mountains through the lehigh valley. berks, chester, seeing snow and snow and falling in philadelphia, as well. so, it is a first alert day for tomorrow. starting off with rain, with falling temperatures, though. we'll end up with accumulating snow. this is what we're expecting. one to three to the south and east. three to five for the immediate philadelphia suburbs, but
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portions of chester, montgomery, bucks county could see five to eight inches of snow with even more in the pocono mountains. so, clouds and sunshine for today with a chance of a rain shower, especially in delaware and south jersey. just some scattered rain showers today. tomorrow the steadier rain moves in and the temperatures will fall. we'll start off near 40 degrees in the morning. as the day goes on, the temperatures will be dropping and we'll see that rain change to snow. we'll see it clear out for thanksgiving day. but it is going to stay cold, cold in the morning and 31 degrees. whatever is on the ground will stay. 42 degrees in the afternoon and then the cold weather for friday. but, the conditions will be improving over the weekend. still chilly on saturday, especially in the morning with temperatures in the 20s. but by sunday afternoon, we'll be getting closer to the 60 degree mark and 55 degrees. and a little bit above normal for monday. what will you and the weather team be watching over the next 24 hours.
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anything that can change with this? >> the track of the storm system. it's not set in is stone. yes, it could change and a small change in that track will change who gets a lot of snow and who will get mostly rainfall. i think we're on track for a good three inches in the city of philadelphia at this time. but dramatically more north and west. >> that potential for change is why the nbc 10 first alert weather team and our news team is covering this approaching storm around the clock. be sure to get updates from us on air, online and on your mobile device and do that through the free nbc 10 first alert weather app and the nbc 10 news app. download those for free right now. rain and snow may cause problem for travelers. a new study ranked philadelphia international in the top ten for most frustrating airports in the country. wait until you hear why.
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at 5:25. a live look at the camelback ski resort. the wind blowing the flags there. cease the artificial snowmaking soon. 8 to 12 inches forecast for the poconos according to jim henley. if you're flying out of philadelphia international airport this upcoming holiday, you may feel frustrated and it may have nothing to do with weather delays. that's according to a new ranking of the most frustrating airports by bloomberg business week. philly international ranked as the ninth worst out of 36
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airports. many travelers say they try to avoid the restrooms at philly international, calling them old, ugly and cramped. but one thing that is drawing some rave reviews, the crab fries at chickie's and pete's. there's always that. new york's laguardia and washington dulles were ranked as the three most frustrating airports. a mild morning, but we are watching wet weather that is just off shore. a chance of a rain shower today. in fact, weesk we've already seen a few sprinkles in some of the areas. a live view of beach avenue in cape may. right now 56 degrees at 5:26. jillian mele is watching traffic. good jillian. >> report of a vehicle fire in chester ninth street at ghman street. this is coming on a busy holiday travel day, but matt
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delucia found out some airlines will work with you. matt? >> yeah, chris and tracy, some airlines will let you change your reservations because of the upcoming storm coming up. i will walk you through the rules and what you need to do if you are worried about yor travel plans. that's coming up when nbc 10 news continues.
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nbc 10 breaking news.
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police and protesters squared off in a night with gunshots, fires and looting. despite pleas for peace by the family of michael brown, the emotionally charged crowd filled the streets of ferguson, missouri, smashing windows and setting fire to buildings. frustration over the grand jury's decision not to charge a ferguson police officer in the death of that unarmed teen spill under to the streets of philadelphia. more protests are planned here today. now, the other wbig story we're following for you, snow is on the way and just in time for one of the busiest travel days of the year. we're starting out mild, but over the next 24 hours, it's all going to change. good morning, welcome to nbc 10 news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato. we are in calm before the storm mode this morning. let's get to meteorologist bill henley with his first alert forecast. bill, 24, 46 hours from now we're und

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