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but if we take a live look outside right now, cape may. sun isn't out yet, but we will see a mild start, especially down the shore. closer to the city, 50 degrees in philadelphia. humidity's at 77%. wind speeds out of the southwest at 7 miles per hour. and pushing into the rest of today, we will climb into the low 60s throughout the city. and then by the afternoon and evening, a chance of light rain and showers moves in. 57 degrees by 4:00 p.m. by 9:00 p.m., 52, and then a big-time drop in temperatures as we head into tomorrow, over 20 degrees. i'll go over all the details on that, let you know what to expect. that's coming up in my full forecast, but for now, we'll check in with nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter katy zachry. good morning. >> good morning. it is slow going on the vine street expressway eastbound and even parts of 76 westbound. take a look behind me. so, this is the vine street expressway right at 24th street, where an accident happened about a half hour ago. the good news, i can tell you, is several of the emergency vehicles that were out here in the left-hand lane have since left, so that bodes well for all
of the drivers who were stuck in the backup. and look at this. this is 76 westbound right at spring garden. it's pretty slow going. it's not stopped. you are very slow around this accident because police and tow trucks are in the left-hand lane of the vine street expressway. still, it is affecting drive times on 76 between the blue route and the vine. it will take you about 18 minutes. and that number has been creeping up over the last few minutes, so, keep that in mind if you're headed on 76 westbound or the vine street expressway eastbound. all right, and also, for drivers on 76 westbound, the off-ramp to route 202, there's a disabled vehicle. it doesn't seem to be tying things up right there. moving into new jersey, there's an accident on the new jersey turnpike southbound right at route 73, which is exit 4. it's on the left-hand shoulder. tracy? new from overnight in delaware county, police are looking for the people who fired shots at officers there. it happened in chester township along west 12th and nate ellis drive. investigators say the shots came from a nearby foot bridge. no officers were hit.
so far, police have not arrested anyone. 6:02 a.m. still no sign of missing west chester university student shane montgomery. he was last seen leaving a bar in manayunk early thanksgiving morning. now the fbi has joined in the search. nbc 10 was there along the manayunk canal as members of the philadelphia police marine unit searched every inch of the murky waters, hoping to find some clues. police tell us they're still hopeful that they will find shane montgomery alive. the 21-year-old was bar hopping with friends wednesday night into early thursday morning. he was last seen leaving kildare's pub on main street. >> it amazes me that shane was out on one of the busiest nights, party nights, for kids that are 21 and over, and nobody saw anything. >> a $15,000 reward is being offered for information leading to shane's whereabouts. just about 6:03 and 49
degrees outside. the man accused of murdering an off-duty philadelphia police officer is scheduled to go on trial today. rafael jones is one of two suspects in the murder of officer moses walker. he's accused of firing the shot that killed the victim. police say walker was killed while walking home from work one morning back in august of 2012. here's surveillance video from when it happened in north philadelphia. police say jones violated his parole and actually should have been in jail at the time of the murder. the other suspect in the case, chancier mcfarland, pleaded guilty to third-degree murder back in june. authorities say mcfarland has agreed to testify against jones. we're following breaking news out of the germantown section of philadelphia. authorities tell us a house there was firebombed. nbc 10's matt delucia is live at the scene. and matt, i know you've just been talking to people there. >> reporter: yeah, christine, i just spoke with the executive chief from the philadelphia fire department just moments ago, and he tells me that the arson task force is going to be handling this investigation, mostly because this is not the first time that firefighters have been
called to this property. i'm going to get out of the way. you can see that most of the fire department activity has left, but they do have the tape still up here. it is still considered a crime scene. so, this intersection by east coulter and lena street, that is blocked off. this is right by germantown avenue. now, this happened just before 4:00 this morning. it's that first home you see there on the right. the front door and the porch are burned, and that's pretty much the extent of the damage. the fire marshal is also out here on the scene. but a family member tells me that eight people, including two young children were inside at the time. they all were able to get out okay, all safe right now. and a witness tells me that someone either drove up or walked up, tossed some objects, liquid on to the front porch and lit it on fire. and talking with the executive chief moments ago, he says that a couple incendiary, some flammable devices were found on that porch. and a family member does tell me that the back porch had been set on fire recently. and so, at this hour, the fire is out, but the investigation is just beginning. live in germantown this morning, i'm matt delucia, nbc 10 news.
just before 6:05. freedom of speech will take center stage in our nation's capital today. as the united states supreme court hears a bethlehem man's case. anthony elonis was convicted of making threats on facebook, but he says he was just kidding when he posted a series of graphically violent rap lyrics on the social networking website. the lyrics talked about killing his estranged wife, shooting a kindergarten class and attacking an fbi agent. in this case, the supreme court justices will consider whether online speech should be protected under the first amendment. president obama will hold a series of meetings today to discuss the situation in ferguson, missouri. the president will focus on his administration's review of federal programs that provide military-style equipment to local police officers. he will also meet with young civil rights leaders and local law enforcement trying to find ways to bridge the racial divide. and in missouri, the ferguson commission will hold its first meeting since the
grand jury decision not to indict officer darren wilson. wilson resigned over the weekend, saying he did not want to put the community or his fellow officers at risk. wilson did not receive a severance package and will not receive any further pay or benefits. meantime, some members of the st. louis rams acknowledged events in ferguson before their game. they entered the stadium yesterday with their hands up. the gesture has been used by protesters since 18-year-old michael brown was shot and killed by now former officer darren wilson. civil rights leaders are calling for new technology in policing after conflicting witness accounts in the ferguson shooting. in delaware, state police officials say they're considering equipping troopers with body cameras. the camera would be strapped to the officer's chest or shoulder, offering protection for both the police and the community. a mother is expected to face charges after her three children had to be rescued from a burning car in northwestern pennsylvania. the reason? police say she left them to go shopping at walmart.
it happened friday in bradford, mckean county. authorities say one of the children started playing with a lighter and set some papers on fire. the younger children were strapped into car seats at the time. fortunately, some passersby jumped into action and rescued the kids. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist brittney shipp. >> good morning. it's a mild monday on tap for us. temperatures staying well above average, pushing into the 60s. evening showers are expected as we head not only into the evening but also into the afternoon, and then an arctic blast drops your temperatures more than 20 degrees by tomorrow. so, tomorrow morning will be a big difference from what you're feeling today. there's a live look at the city skyline. a few clouds, 50 degrees. wind speeds out of the southwest at 7 miles per hour. and throughout the rest of the region, we are seeing cold air filtering into parts of allentown and pottstown, in the 30s. 51 degrees in west chester. but if you're in the i-95 corridor or south, you are in the 50s. it's nice and mild start on this
monday, and we're going to continue to see mild conditions throughout the rest of today. we are noticing cold air moving towards us. you can see the difference. still 61 degrees in nashville, but if you take a look at st. louis, only 27 degrees. 27 in st. louis and 13 in des moines. we have all this cold arctic air filtering into parts of the midwest, and some of that air's going to head our way and that's why temperatures will be so far below the average as we head into tomorrow. our satellite/radar shot shows clouds moving in right now and then we expect to see more rainfall pushing in, but these are going to be isolated showers that head our way. so, 1:00, 2:00, we notice just scattered shower activity is going to linger throughout the day. we'll continue to see moisture pumping into the south first. heading into our overnight hours, your early-morning hours on tuesday. so, this is closer to 8:00 a.m., when we start to see a little bit of a wintry mix filtering in. the possibility of freezing rain as well for the suburbs to the north and west and also moving into allentown. because when all this rain moves in, our temperatures are going to drop, so we're going to be
pretty close to that freezing threshold. as we head into the rest of tuesday night, we'll continue to see warmer air moving in, and that means we're going to see more rainfall and lingering into your wednesday. your feels-like temperature by 4:00 a.m. tomorrow morning closer to the 30s for us. 20s for allentown. it's going to feel more like 16 degrees as we head into tomorrow morning. seven-day forecast shows that we are going to see a big drop in temperatures, colder with showers, even a wintry mix, freezing rain also a possibility closer to the poconos and the suburbs. then temperatures recover by wednesday. 6:09 a.m. for about the past 45 minutes, we've been watching a problem on the vine street expressway. >> let's get an update with nbc 10's first alert traffic reporter katy zachry. what are you seeing? >> delays on the vine street expressway eastbound as well as 76 eastbound. let me show you this scene. and good news in the last few minutes, a number of emergency vehicles have left the scene, so that bodes well for hopefully the road, at least the left-hand lane will be clear soon. this accident happened right on the vine street expressway
eastbound at 24th street. at least three cars from what i could see were involved. the backup extends to 76 right at girard avenue. so, this is affecting 76 traffic eastbound right at girard avenue. you're going to start seeing that slow up. and in fact, if you look closer in on the maps, you can see you're going to be slow to around 21 miles an hour as you approach that backup. and then while you're sitting in it, about 9 miles an hour. again, no section of the vine street expressway is closed down and traffic is not stopped. it's just slowly getting by those two right lanes around the traffic. and finally, we're following in lower providence on north grange avenue at germantown pike, there's an accident there. tracy? >> reporter: jesse gary live in middletown, delaware, where cyber monday means a fever pitch of activity for online retailers and a better business environment for some. i'll explain why, coming up after the break. plus, crib concerns. the bedtime mistake experts say
6:14 and 49 degrees outside. happening today, wmmr's preston and steve collecting donations in their camp out for hunger. here's a live look inside the huge tent that is set up at xfinity live's parking lot in south philadelphia. preston and steve will be broadcasting live from there for the week, collecting donations for philabundance. those donations will be passed along to people in need of food throughout the delaware valley. and today is cyber monday. retailers are hoping for big sales after what was a slow start to the holiday shopping season. >> the weekend's final tally is expected to be 11% lower than last year. nbc 10's jesse gary is live at amazon's product hub in
middletown, new castle county. and jesse, we're entering a critical business period for both brick-and-mortar stores as well as online vendors. >> reporter: christine, that's right. businesses of all types hope to get a boost from not only black friday sales but also the fever pitch of online sales today. and you can see some of the products moving along the conveyor belt. for some businesses, the web unlocks the key to their success. some local owners are riding the wave of cyber monday activity inside amazon's fulfillment center here in delaware. jennifer mcmillen says it's the busiest day for her toy and clothing business and a better value than operating a brick-and-mortar store. >> when we first started, we started as a hobby, and it just evolved into a bigger business. we didn't have the start-up funds to open a brick-and-mortar store, so this is a great opportunity for us. >> reporter: coming up in 45 minutes, how her choice of cyberspace prompts growth and hiring here in delaware. we'll have that for you coming
up in about 45 minutes. we're live in middletown, new castle county, jesse gary, nbc 10 news. >> thank you, jesse. after cyber monday is over, there is a growing movement to give back called giving tuesday. in philadelphia, several charities, businesses and volunteers will participate. an e-mail campaign has been created to boost online giving. just use #givingtuesdayphl. it is 6:16 a.m., and we've already seen some problems on the roads this morning, on the vine street expressway, on the eastbound side there was an accident. at first, it was blocking two lanes, and then it looked like some crews were moving out of the way, but it is causing a residual effect. the vine street expressway on to the schuylkill expressway as well. >> right, and it is back-to-work monday for so many people, and so, we've been watching the roads just to see if we've seen some extra volume, maybe because people waited until monday morning, early monday morning to get back from wherever they were for thanksgiving. and then we have the ride to work on back-to-work monday.
let's get an update with nbc 10's first alert traffic reporter katy zachry. >> we have an issue on the vine street expressway, eastbound. but at 76 eastbound at glad win, we have a car fire with a fire engine at the scene. all traffic was blocked for some time over the last few minutes while crews put out that fire in the right-hand lane, but as you can see, traffic is getting around that car fire. if we go to the maps right now, i can show you how slow going it is. if you're headed eastbound -- or westbound, rather, 26 miles an hour as you approach that. then eastbound, gaper delay approaching 31 miles an hour. so, here's another angle of that car fire. again, fortunately, 76 eastbound traffic is getting by, slowly getting by around that car fire. we're going to stay on top of this. it is causing a delay on 76 eastbound as you approach gladwyne. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist brittney shipp. >> good morning. lots of changes on the way for us.
we'll start off mild today, switching into the 60s, but evening and afternoon showers expected. an arctic blast is going to drop our temperatures more than 20 degrees. there will be a big difference between this morning and what you will experience tomorrow. city skyline shows just a few clouds, 50 degrees in philadelphia. wind speeds out of the southwest at 7 miles per hour. throughout the rest of the region, we're at 48 degrees in the poconos, 34 in allentown, 38 degrees in pottstown, but 50s if you're closer to the shore. atlantic city, stone harbor all in the low 50s this morning. so, that's a nice start to your monday morning. our average for this time of year, 50 degrees. as we head into today, we'll see temperatures pushing into the 60s, but a big drop, over 20 degrees between tomorrow and tuesday. daytime highs at 39 degrees. our satellite/radar shot shows just a few clouds now, but off to the west we do have light rainfall that is expected to move in as we push into the rest of your afternoon. so, this is light rainfall. you'll see it really spotty in nature continuing throughout the rest of your afternoon and into
your early evening hours. as we push into our overnight hours, we are going to see more moisture heading in and our temperatures dropping. so, by tomorrow morning, we could see the possibility of a brief wintry mix or even the possibility in the north and west of freezing rain and accumulating snow in the poconos. but everywhere else, as we continue to see warmer air moving in throughout tuesday evening, we'll see rainfall. so, by 11:00 p.m., mainly rainfall expected into your tuesday. but if we take a closer look at just the i-95 corridor, by 4:00 a. a.m., that's when we'll start to see temperatures drop down into the 30s. so, we could see more of a wintry mix mixed in with the rainfall heading into the rest of the afternoon. we'll see slightly warmer conditions, so mostly rainfall is expected by the afternoon heading into the evening and then clearing up as we push into wednesday. our temperatures will continue to warm up as well. and for today, we'll see a range between 58 and 62 degrees, cloudy and mild. your seven-day forecast coming up. 20 minutes past 6:00 right now. ray rice on the record.
the ousted athlete and his wife are speaking exclusively to nbc. next, we have a sneak peek at what the couple has to say about the aftermath of their elevator fight. plus, giving a new purpose to all those old campaign signs. we'll tell you what you can do with them to be part of a new movement in our area.
at 6:23, a beautiful picture from kaim cape may. it's always beautiful before the sun rises there. sunrise set for 7:00 today. we'll get up to 60 degrees around the area, here at the beach and also in philadelphia, but then change is on the way. we'll get an update from brittney shipp coming up. there are new developments following the ray rice ruling. multiple teams are expressing interest in the former baltimore ravens running back, just days after rice is reinstated into the nfl.
and while questions swirl about his return to the field, his wife, janay, continues to stand behind her husband. she spoke exclusively with matt lauer for the "today" show. >> we've had nothing but support. even when we go out in public, that's all we get. people are all like, i just want to hug you. and those things i know helped ray the most, because he was terrified to leave the house. but i just know staying positive and just keep hearing supportive things, that definitely helps us get through. >> later on "today," janay explains exactly what happened that night her husband punched her in the elevator of an atlantic city casino and addresses the nfl's handling of the situation. you can hear more of matt lauer's exclusive interview with janay and ray rice coming up at 7:00 a.m. on the "today" show. good monday morning. i'm katy zachry with a look at your traffic. it is slow going on 76 westbound right at gladwyne, where this is the aftermath of a vehicle fire. just five minutes ago, we saw
fire crews on the scene putting out that fire. all lanes of 76 were closed while the crews tried to put out that fire. the fire is out now, and slowly, traffic is getting around that scene. but take a look at the slowdown. 10 miles an hour as you approach that scene. the gaper delay is about 24 miles an hour. i'm also following an issue on the vine street expressway eastbound at 24th street. that's backing things up on 76 eastbound. i'll have more on that for you coming up. but first, let's take a live look at your monday morning from the comcast center. it looks like a beauty out there, brittney. >> it really is. we're going to see clouds moving in today and a chance of showers, plus mild conditions. it's already a mild start to the morning with temperatures well above average, between 58 and 63 degrees. you have to enjoy these mild conditions now, because big changes in store for us. a 20-degree drop. i'll have the details in my first alert seven-day forecast. at 6:25, nbc 10 is following breaking news in philadelphia, where police say someone firebombed a home there. nbc 10's matt delucia is following this breaking news
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philadelphia firefighters rescued several people from a home in germantown after someone threw a firebomb into the house. we're live on the scene. the search for shane. it is now day five and still no sign of the missing college student. the fbi's now involved, and the reward grows. and it's a comfortable but cloudy start to the workweek. we're starting out mild, as we take a live look outside this morning. but get ready! temperatures are about to plunge. good cyber monday morning. and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm christine maddela. >> i'm tracy davidson.
it is mild. it's 49 degrees already. let's get right to meteorologist brittney shipp with her first alert forecast. >> good morning. that's right, mild conditions to start off this monday, but change is on the way as we head into tuesday. a 20-degree drop in our temperatures between today and tomorrow. but let's just focus on today. a few clouds, a chance of showers and temperatures warming well above our average of 50 degrees. right now it's 50 already. wind speeds out of the southwest at 7 miles per hour. and as we head into the rest of your morning, expect temperatures to push into the mid-50s later on. by noon 61 degrees. by 4:00 p.m., 57 with a chance of showers. low 50s by 9:00 p.m. and we'll start to see the light shower activity tapering off. and then we'll see even a chance of a wintry mix as we head into tomorrow. we don't expect a whole lot of accumulation, but i'll go over all the details and the big drop in temperatures coming up in my first alert seven-day forecast. for now, we'll check in with nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter katy zachry. good morning. >> good morning. a number of things on 76 and the
vine street expressway. starting with 76 eastbound at gladwyne, you can see in the right-hand lane remnants of a car fire. about 15 minutes ago we saw crews out there blocking all traffic on 76 eastbound around this car fire while firefighters put out the fire. it is now out. it is still slow going on 76 eastbound around this, 12 miles an hour. and then 13 miles an hour for the gaper delay on the other side. so, we're also fortunately clear on the vine street expressway eastbound, where at 24th street, several cars were involved in a crash, and it accounted for delays of up to a mile. but right now it is clear, so everything is smooth going on the vine street expressway. unfortunately for drivers in camden, on 676 northbound right at mlk boulevard, the right lane is blocked because of an overturned vehicle there. christine? we continue to follow breaking news out of the germantown section of philadelphia. authorities tell us a house was firebombed. nbc 10's matt delucia's live at the scene. matt, a half hour ago, you talked with fire crews at the
scene. update us on their investigation. >> reporter: the investigation is under way right now, christine, and i can tell you, within the past hour, we could see investigators going around to neighboring businesses and homes, looking for surveillance cameras. the arson task force is also handling the investigation as we speak. i'm going to get out of the way and show you what the scene looks like right now. the area is still taped off. we're on east coulter street. this is by germantown avenue. and this happened just before 4:00. and what you're looking at there is the first home there on the right, the front door and porch are burned. we'll go ahead and show you some video, what this looked like a little bit earlier. a family member tells me eight people, including two young children, were inside this home at the time. a fire chief tells me that a man inside was able to put out the fire, and everyone was able to get out safely. a witness tells me someone either drove up or walked up, tossed some objects and liquid on to the front porch and lit it on fire. and the family member also tells me that the back porch had been set on fire recently. so, firefighters do confirm they have been out here before.
>> and we've been to this home on numerous occasions. and what's going on here, it's being investigated by the city fire and arson task force. at this time, there were no injuries. there were no injuries at this location, and the fire was placed under control in approximately six minutes. >> reporter: and as we take another live look out here, there are no positive leads at this time, and so, at this hour, the fire is out, but the investigation is under way in this intersection at coulter at lina streets remains closed. live in germantown, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. 6:33 a.m. new overnight from delaware coun county, police are looking for suspects after someone fired shots at officers. it happened in chester township along west 12th street and nate ellis drive. investigators say the shots came from a nearby foot bridge. no officers were hit. so far, police have not arrested anyone. still no sign of missing west chester university student shane montgomery. he was last seen leaving a bar in manayunk early thanksgiving
morning. now the fbi has joined the search. nbc 10 was there along the manayunk canal as members of the philadelphia police marine unit searched every inch of the murky waters, hoping to find clues. police tell us they're still hopeful they will find shane alive. the 21-year-old was bar hopping with friends wednesday night into early thursday morning, last seen leaving kildare's on main street. a $15,000 reward is being offered for information leading to shane's whereabouts. 6:34. new this morning, we have information in the case of a tortured and murdered 3-year-old chester county boy. the school district says school officials followed all protocols and procedures leading up to the boy's death. some people had argued that scotty mcmillan's death could have been prevented. the coatesville area school district came under fire after scotty's 6-year-old brother missed ten straight days of school, which many claimed was a clear red flag for child abuse. the district conducted an internal investigation, found no wrongdoing. the boy's mother, jillian tait, and her boyfriend are both
facing murder charges. we'll soon learn more about philadelphia's plan to become the host city for the democratic national convention in 2016. philadelphia's dnc host committee is meeting this morning to discuss those details. last month, philadelphia was named one of the final three cities under consideration, along with new york and columbus, ohio. a final decision is expected in the next couple of months. today, philadelphia mayor michael nutter will once again tackle the issue of paid sick leave for anyone who works in philadelphia. nutter created a task force to review the possible idea of mandatory paid sick time for those employees. this morning, that task force will submit its findings to mayor nutter. right now, about 200,000 workers in philadelphia do not have paid sick leave. thousands of pennsylvania residents not covered under the affordable care act will now have a chance to get health insurance. enrollment begins today in the healthy pennsylvania program. that's the name given to the expansion of pennsylvania's
medicaid system. about 600,000 primarily low-income, single, working adults are newly eligible. 900,000 others who are already covered will also be affected. everyone can pick from plans offered by private insurers paid by the state, and coverage will begin january 1st. this week, officials in delaware will hold the first in a series of meetings to talk about the possibility of raising the prices at state parks. some of the proposals include increasing the fees for vehicles at both inland and ocean parks. also, the higher prices would affect both state residents and out-of-state visitors. the first meeting will be held tomorrow at the state park. officials say park fees in delaware have not changed in ten years. this morning, a camden county family is asking this question -- have you seen our peanuts characters? they put out this sign saying their kids are heartbroken after some of their holiday decorations were swiped from the front lawn of their gloucester township home. the family says the
hand-painted, wooden cutouts of peppermint patty, marcie and pig pen went missing between saturday night and sunday morning. residents are faced with a challenge. they're being asked to transform leftover campaign signs on their lawns into works of art. it's called the good challenge. it kicks off tomorrow. the project is designed as a charitable take on black friday and cyber monday. it's part of giving tuesday is what it's called. participants encouraged to post pictures on social media and challenge others to perform acts of kindness. a new report says it could take two years before the redevelopment of the granite run mall site is complete. "the delco times" is reporting the project will happen in two phases. first, crews will tear down part of the mall and build a luxury apartment building. phase two includes the building of the second apartment and other retail buildings. and work is under way on a new state park in montgomery county. nbc 10 in upper merion township where crews broke ground on the project yesterday. the park will be named in honor of daniel kellett. he was a willistown police
officer who lost his life in a motorcycle accident in 1990. he was president of his police academy class, also received the congressional medal of valor for saving someone from a burning car. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist brittney shipp. >> good morning. we have a lot happening with our weather, a lot's going to change over the next 24 hours. mild conditions today, plus a chance of showers. then we're tracking a brief, wintry mix as we head into tomorrow and an arctic blast tomorrow as well, which will drop our temperatures substantially. for philadelphia right now, 50 degrees. our humidity's at 77%, light wind speeds for the rest of our area. mild conditions, especially to the south of the i-95 corridor, but if you're in allentown or pottstown, you're waking up to cold conditions, 34 degrees in both those locations. 48 in mt. pocono, 53 in atlantic city and temperatures in millville at 51 degrees. throughout the rest of the nation, take a look at the difference here between
nashville and places like st. louis or even little rock. little rock's at 58 degrees, nashville 61. so, on the other side of that front, the cold front that's heading our way, our temperatures are in the 20s. 27 in st. louis, 20 degrees in chicago, only 14 in des moines. we're starting off with cloudy skies. we are going to see light rainfall moving in as we push into the rest of the afternoon and also into the evening. we don't expect a whole lot of rainfall, but definitely spotty showers throughout your evening commute. so, a few slick roads out there, and then we'll start to see a lull and more moisture moves in as we head into tuesday. by 2:00 p.m., the possibility of a bit of sleet, more of a wintry mix here as our temperatures continue to drop substantially heading into tomorrow into the 30s, but we will also see warmer air moving in tuesday evening. so, it's mainly rainfall, except for in the poconos, where we could see more snow coming down. and freezing rain is still a possibility as well with warmer air and then our surface temperatures pretty close to freezing. by tuesday evening, we start to
see everything clearing up, but by the time you wake up tomorrow morning, let's say 4:00 a.m., our feels-like temperatures are going to be closer to 28 degrees. it's going to feel like 24 in allentown. feeling like 16 degrees in the poconos. so, cold air is on its way, even by 7:00 a.m. our temperatures don't really move too much. as we push into the afternoon on tuesday at 1:00 p.m., it's going to feel like 34 degrees. it's going to feel like 28 in allentown, feeling like 21 in the poconos. so, that's a big difference from our temperatures this morning starting off in the 40s and 50s. as we head into the rest of tomorrow, again, we are tracking the possibility of a little bit of sleet and wintry mix mixed in with some of the rainfall we're seeing due to our cold temperatures. heading into tomorrow, your wednesday, 53 degrees. and then as we push into the rest of the weekend, another chance of rain. >> all right, brittney, thanks. 20 minutes before 7:00 right now. if you're getting ready to leave your house, back to work. back-to-work monday it should be called. let's check the roads.
>> traffic reporter katy zachry, there have been a few problems out there. >> there have been, and we're monitoring a few more. starting off for new jersey drivers. if you are commuting on 676 at mlk boulevard, be aware, it is blocked because there is an overturned vehicle in the right-hand lane. actually, that's the wrong camera. i was going to show you a camera of it. i'll show you that in about ten minutes, but there is some backup as you approach that scene, again, on 676 northbound right at mlk boulevard. that's for drivers through camden. moving on now, this is 76 at gladwyne eastbound. this was the scene of a car fire. the car fire is since out. it is still slow going around that scene. and if i show you the speed, look at that 9 miles an hour as you approach what's left from that scene eastbound, and a gaper delay, 15 miles an hour on 76 westbound. so, 95 at cottman avenue slow going, but no issues to report on 95. it's just going to take you little bit longer as part of your commute because the volume out there. and finally, there's an accident in lower providence, north grange avenue at germantown pike.
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6:45. today is world aids day. students in india gathered to raise awareness for the disease yesterday. organizers say it's the first step to fighting aids in their country. according to the united nations, indiana has the third largest number of people in the world living with hiv. meantime, there's another sign this morning the fight against ebola will take longer than first expected. the world health organization had set today as its deadline to isolate 70% of patients in the outbreak zone, but so far, guinea's the only country that will meet that goal.
in liberia and sierra leone, less than 40% of ebola cases have been isolated. nearly 7,000 people in west africa have died from ebola. philadelphia is preparing for the pope. archbishop charles chaput celebrated his first mass in center city since the pope announced he'll be coming to the world meeting of families. hundreds of people packed the cathedral basilica of st. peter and paul last night. some came by the busload with their parish. during the mass, the archbishop introduced the official hymn of the world meeting of families. it's sound the bell of holy freedom. many people expressed excitement for the holy visit. >> the pope's coming next year, so we want to get ready. want to get ready for that. so, i was flat out excited. >> all parishioners took home a keepsake, a photo of the holy family blessed by archbishop chaput. pope francis is calling for peace between muslims and
christians. the pope wrapped up a visit to turkey yesterday by signing a joint peace declaration with the head of the orthodox christians. pope francis wants muslim leaders to speak out and condemn terrorism. stay with nbc 10 for updates as philadelphia prepares for the papal visit. you'll find a special section dedicated to this major event on our website, nbc10.com. there we also have a link to the world families site. a proposed bill in new jersey aims to stop junk mail, but some argue it would cost the state tens of thousands of jobs. the proposal would let people get on a do-not-mail list, sort of like the do-not-call list that blocks telemarketers. direct mailers, printers and graphic artists are lobbying against the bill, saying it would ultimately hurt the state's economy. today a charter school in camden is breaking ground on a new building. the university charter school for science, technology and math is moving into camden's first skyscraper. it's on cooper street between 5th and 7th. the expansion will cost about
$10 million. school leaders say it will allow them to develop and train teachers and offer more services to students. >> we'll have in the first floor a leap cafe. on the second floor we will have a fitness center. on the third floor, we will have a lab and a health clinic, wellness center and then a lot of classrooms with all the best technology for the children. >> and get this, the leap school has had a 100% graduation rate over the past ten years. there may be a hidden danger in your child's crib. a new study finds about half of babies sleep with too many blankets and pillows. experts recommend babies sleep in a crib with no loose bedding to avoid suffocation. that's the fear. researchers found babies of teen moms and those sleeping in adult beds were most likely to sleep with bedding. if you're worried about your child being cold, experts say purchase safe sleepwear. 6:45 a.m. the girl scouts are going digital in their effort to sell you cookies. officials will now allow the
scouts to use a mobile app or personalized website to sell the snacks. the organization says online sales will be a valuable tool for the young entrepreneurs. the scouts say they'll be able to send the cookies sold online directly to your doorstep. now it's time to head to new york for a look ahead at what's coming up on the "today" show. >> and we get a preview from matt lauer and savannah guthrie. good morning. >> good morning. >> hey, tracy and christine. nice to see you both. coming up on a monday, ray rice's wife, janay, speaks out for the first time since her husband's suspension from the nfl. we're going to talk to her exclusively about that infamous fight in the elevator, why she's standing by him, and if she thinks ray will ever play professional football again. then, social security it isd we're looking at the websites with the biggest deals. >> plus, chris rock talks about his new movie. >> and idina menzel performs a holiday classic right here on "today." tracy and christine, back to
you. hope you had a good thanksgiv g thanksgiving. >> thanks, you, too. i'm looking forward to seeing that interview with janay rice. thanks. >> see you in a little while. take care. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist brittney shipp. >> good morning. you're taking a live look at the comcast center, where we're seeing a few clouds. a chance of showers as we head into the rest of today. we also expect to see mild conditions settling in for us. yesterday's high 59, today a few degrees warmer than that. so, on the first day of december, temperatures in the 60s, not too bad. then a wintry mix is possible as we head into tomorrow. i'll show you what that looks like. an arctic blast for us is on the way. temperatures are going to drop down over 20 degrees between today and tomorrow. for philadelphia right now, 50 degrees. our humidity's at 77%. light wind speeds out of the southwest 7 miles per hour. temperatures are cold in allentown at 34 degrees. much warmer in the poconos for a change at 48 to start off the morning. 50 degrees in wilmington, 51 in dover, 52 degrees in stone harbor. and then atlantic city in the
low 50s as well. a big drop on the way for us. our average for this time of year 50 degrees. and today we'll be at 60, but take a look at what happens between monday and tuesday, down to 39 degrees. cold air is on its way. our satellite/radar shot shows mostly cloudy skies. we are going to see more rainfall moving in, but this is going to be scattered, isolated showers as we head into the rest of your monday. it won't happen through your morning hours, but as we head into the afternoon, early evening hours, you can see this is all light rain, mainly green. if we start to see the reds and yellows, that's a heavier rainfall, so we expect to just see light rainfall throughout today. then we'll see a lull, but we'll continue to see moisture moving in as our temperatures are dropping down closer to freezing. by 2:00 p.m. tomorrow, we're still going to be above freezing, but for parts of our suburbs to the north and west, in allentown, where temperatures are closer to freezing, we could see a wintry mix. sleet is a possibility, even a possibility of freezing rain. tuesday, 39 degrees, colder with that chance of wintry mix mixing
in with the rain and then warmer by wednesday. just before 6:52. we saw a problem on the schuylkill that's causing a slowdown out there. >> let's get an update from nbc 10's first alert traffic reporter katy zachry. what are you seeing, katy some. >> 76 eastbound we were dealing with a car fire, but that has since been put out and we're really just dealing with volume delays right now, and we're seeing them more 76 westbound. take a look. it's a little bit of a blurry shot, but you don't need it to be much clearer to see how delayed the westbound side is. look at those brake lights. so, 76 right near the conshohocken curve. and if you take a look at your drive time, 76 between the vine and the blue route, 32 minutes, and 21 minutes in the other direction. so, be prepared to wait if your commute is part of 76. now, we are following a new accident. this is in upper gwynedd valley, forge road near sumneytown pike, there's an accident there. and an accident in lower providence at north grange avenue at germantown pike. be aware of those. and for new jersey drivers in camden, i-676 right near mlk boulevard, there is an
overturned vehicle. it is blocking things in the right lane. you can see traffic -- actually, this is much improved from my last look at the camera. traffic is getting by it. it is accounting for some slow-ups, so be aware of that in camden. christine? nbc 10 is following breaking news in philadelphia. police say someone firebombed a house. nbc 10's matt delucia is following that breaking news live from the scene. matt? >> reporter: firefighters have left the scene, but now this is a criminal investigation. we'll tell you what we've learned this morning. that's coming up in just a couple of minutes. jesse? >> reporter: and i'm jesse gary live in middletown, delaware. get your computers ready, plug in your mouses. it's cyber monday! it means deals and jobs in the local economy. we'll talk about that coming up after the break.
i'm matt delucia live in germantown on the scene of a suspected firebombing. this is happening on coulter street near germantown avenue. i'll get out of the way and i can show you that within the past few minutes, residents were allowed to go back inside, but the arson task force is now involved in this investigation. the fire started just before 4:00 this morning. it's that first home there on the right. the front door and porch are burned. we have some video of what it looked like just within the past couple of hours. a family member tells me eight people, including two young children, were inside at the time. the fire chief tells me a man inside was able to put out the fire, and everyone was able to get out unharmed. but firefighters have been at this hour before. as we take another live look out here, the fire department has left the scene, but the investigation is ongoing. live in germantown this morning, i'm matt delucia, nbc 10 news. i'm jesse gary live in middletown, delaware, inside the
amazon fulfillment center. managers here tell me they plan to hire 80,000 seasonal workers globally, thousands here in delaware. those workers will move, place and pick up merchandise inside this expansive facility. gm says they've already revisited their distribution plans following last winter's unending snowfall. thousands of pieces of products moved here, although they're on break right now. they say they expect this cyber monday to be bigger than the last. live in middletown, new castle county, delaware, jesse gary, nbc 10 news. good monday morning. i'm katy zachry with a look at your traffic. very slow going on some of our majors. if you're driving on 76 or 95, let's go to the cameras right now. 76 near the conshohocken curve, very slow going, especially westbound. look at the drive time between 476 and the vine. it's going to take you upwards
of a half hour. we are also following an overturned vehicle, an accident that's in the process of being cleared. this is in camden on i-676 right at mlk boulevard. the right lane is blocked. but as we go to our camera, you can see the traffic actually has reinstated. it is not affecting things as it was a few minutes ago. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> mild day on tap for us. you can see the sun rising, a few clouds. we'll see a chance of showers as we head into the rest of your monday. we are well above average today. our average only 50 degrees. today's range between 58 and 63. the warmest temperatures near dover of 63 degrees. for the city, 60 degrees. and then as we head into tomorrow, the possibility of a brief wintry mix. but take a look at the difference between monday heading into tuesday. 60 today but 39 degrees for your daytime high tomorrow. good thing is, by wednesday we recover. we're right back into the 50s. >> can't complain about 60 degrees on december 1st. >> right? >> all right, the "today" show
is coming up next. we'll see you for local updates in just minutes. >> you can get updates any time at nbc10.com. thanks for watching. . good morning. out of bounds? a new controversy in the michael brown case. members of the st. louis rams give the hands-up gesture as they take the field. a police crew furious now, demanding those players be penalized. "today" exclusive. ray rice's wife janay opens up in her first television interview about her husband, that night in the elevator, and the scandal's impact on their family. >> i'm not going to let the public bring me back there. >> while speculation swirls over whether an nfl team will give ray rice another chance. hollywood under attack. new movies from brad pitt, cameron diaz and other big stars, stolen and posted online for the world to see. the fbi now on the case, and you won't believe who they think is behind it. and