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fire crews to put out this apartment fire you're looking at. we're gathering new information about who was inside at the time. wear the layers this morning. we are off to a cold and windy start. it's dry right now outside, but a nor'easter is on the way. we'll give you the nbc 10 first alert forecast hour by hour. good morning, this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm rosemary connors. >> and i'm vai sikahema. i heard you and chris talking about this is the one-year anniversary of the whiteout game last year. i think i'd be willing to trade the whiteout for an eagles win, but i'm not even sure if snow is on the table right now. let's get to bill henley and find out if it is. bill? >> oh, we're going to getti a b storm, even though they lost. you need to make that deal ahead of the game, i think. we will get a big storm tomorrow, but it will be rain tomorrow. could end with snow in the area wednesday and thursday. the pocono mountains will definitely get snow, but they are making it this morning. that is not the natural stuff, but it will do for now. that's a live view from blue mountain, where it is cold, and
obviously, a bit windy, too. the winds are affecting the rest of the area. look at the temperatures, now 28 degrees in philadelphia, 17 degrees in mt. pocono. factor in the wind and it feels like 4 degrees in the mountains, 10 the windchill in allentown, 17 in philadelphia. it's cold all around and a cold morning at the bus stop. limited sunshine and temperatures in the 20s. the suburbs down in the low 20s, upper 20s for the city. and then sunshine will be fading as the day goes on. the temperatures will still climb in spite of the clouds moving in. by late this afternoon, 39 degrees and dry later this afternoon. your hour-by-hour future weather to show you when the rain moves in, that's in less than ten minutes, but first, let's check in with first alert traffic reporter christine maddela. >> happy monday to you, bill. i have good news and bad news. the good news is the accident on i-95 northbound at the commodore barry bridge is cleared out of the way. the bad news is it left behind quite a bit of residual delay there in volume. you can see all of these folks
on interstate 95. checking on your drive time there, 14 minutes from the delaware state line to the blue route. a little bit longer than normal because of that delay, but hopefully, that delay will break up here in the next few minutes. taking a look at 422, this is westbound here. things are looking pretty good right now on your drive time, seven minutes from oaks to 202. in clementon, this has been here all morning long, white horse pike and higgins avenue. that intersection is closed due to an earlier accident with a downed pole and wires there. egg harbor road or berlin road are alternates around that closure. vai? >> christine, thank you. we continue to follow breaking news in burlington county, where right now police are calling a death suspicious. nbc 10's katy zachry is live in maple shade. katy, earlier you told us about a car, you showed us the car that police have blocked off. what else have you learned? >> reporter: yeah, well, vai, as you take a look behind me, you can see that police, each more so now, have blocked our view to a white, four-door sedan that seems to be their main focus out here. it is parked at the quality inn
motel in maple shade right along route 38. i've talked to maped shade police and philadelphia police officers, and i'm told they are both investigating a murder. philadelphia police are not saying why or how they are involved, just that they are jointly investigating. we know that the victim was found some time yesterday, and police have been investigating since last night. motel guests are not being given much information either. instead, police are hoping that those guests can offer some valuable information. >> they came to my door like a little bit before 2:00 in the morning banging on my door and asking me where i was at and did i see anything during the day, and i was like, no, i didn't get here until around 5:00. >> reporter: so, the parking lot that you are looking at live right now, it's off limits to us as well as those motel guests. in the last half hour, a few more police vehicles have arrived here and parked their cars near that white four-door
sedan that we're focused on right now. as soon as we get more information about the victim in this case, we will bring it to you. we'll be out here for the remainder of the morning. reporting live in maple shade, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. >> thanks, katy. we'll check back with you soon. an apartment fire in the frankford section of philadelphia is finally under control this morning after the flames burned for more than four hours. nbc 10's jesse gary is live at the scene. and jesse, you've been out there all morning. why was this fire so difficult for the crews to knock down? >> reporter: well, rosemary, there's a lot of debris from a partial roof collapse, but i've got some new information at this hour. i just talked to a neighbor who says she did not see the person who routinely sleeps inside this abandoned apartment building. she didn't see him last night. the fire department is checking to make sure that everything is safe on the inside and to wait for daylight before they do a more detailed search of the property. earlier, officials told me they believed everyone had made it out. this is the second time in the past week that firefighters have
been dispatched here. the last fire is classified as suspicious, as some neighbors fear this pattern puts them at risk. worried with that kind of situation? >> of course i am, because i live close by and i don't want to wake up to a fire at my home. >> reporter: investigators say this morning's fire started in a rear, second-floor room, but that's all they knew. the fire marshal will determine the cause once he can get inside and do his work. the flames are out. coming up in 30 minutes, firefighters are removing equipment, but something else is going to stay for a little while that could make the rush hour commute for people in this area a little difficult. i'll tell you what that is and what's being done about it coming up in 30 minutes. live in frankford, jesse gary, nbc 10 news. now to some breaking news out of los angeles. take a look at these flames at an apartment fire here. this is a live picture from the scene in l.a., where this blaze broke out a short time ago. the building was about seven or eight stories tall, but you
can't really tell from what's left of it. we do know that nobody was hurt, no reports of any injuries. in the last 30 minutes, we've learned that arson investigators are on scene here, but we're told that that is standard procedure. investigators have not said yet if this is suspicious. one person was injured in a fire in philadelphia's kensington section. the fire broke out on kensington avenue around 9:40 last night and it took firefighters about ten minutes to get things under control. the victim was treated at temple hospital for minor burns and smoke inhalation. no word yet on the cause. and in germantown, police are trying to find the gunman who shot and killed a man inside his car. this happened on east hortter street late last night. police tell us someone shot the man multiple times through an open driver's side window while the car was parked. no motive or arrests at this time. today the northampton county district attorney is ramping up the investigation into the case of a man who died after a police chase and a shooting. the d.a. will meet with the
state police and the coroner's office to discuss their findings in the death of richard sherman. in october, sherman led officers on a chase that ended with a crash in easton. officers did open fire during the incident, but authorities have not revealed exactly how sherman died. also today, a trial is expected to begin for a volunteer firefighter accused of torching homes where he later helped to put out the flames. police say 19-year-old john corcoran, seen here, was a volunteer with the goodwill fire company in glen oelden, delawar county. he's accused of setting fire to three homes this past summer with the help of a 17-year-old friend. that second teen has not been identified because he is under the age of 18. he's a minor. today jury selection begins in the trial of a man accused of killing a philadelphia police officer. rafael jones is one of two suspects in the murder of officer moses walker. jones is accused of firing the shot that killed the officer. police say officer walker was on his way home from work in the
early hours of august 2012. this is surveillance video from that night. this was in north philadelphia. the other suspect in this case, chancier mcfarland, has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder. he did that back in the summer, in june. authorities say that he has now agreed to testify against jones. today the public will get its first look at the full legislative report into the jersey jam bridge scandal. now, someone leaked details of that report last week. the report found no conclusive evidence linking governor chris christie with the lane closures on the george washington bridge back in september of last year. instead, the report blames some of his former top aides for the closures, which caused traffic jams in ft. lee, new jersey. today, public hearings will begin on 40 charter school applications in the philadelphia school district. the germantown community charter school committee is just one of the applicants presenting its case this morning. the school could open inside the former germantown high school, which was forced to close last
year due to declining enrollment. later today, charter and public school parents will deliver a complaint to pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane. they're calling for an investigation into charter school fraud and state regulation. they say their requests for information have gone unanswered. well, the eagles are now focused on a sunday night date with the hated cowboys after the birds offense just went silent against a tough seattle squad. yesterday the eagles kept it close, despite the poor production. third quarter, mark sanchez finding zach ertz. the 35-yard touchdown. eagles were down three at this point, but the seahawks, they answered right back, eventually handing the birds a 24-14 loss. next week, it is sunday night football in philly as the eagles and cowboys square off right here on nbc 10. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> it's a cold one this morning.
temperatures are running around 15 degrees colder than yesterday and the wind is blowing. and the wind will stay with us today and tomorrow, when we'll get a drenching rain. we're tracking a nor'easter that's coming together with first rain and then snow for wednesday and into thursday. and the potential for some coastal flooding as well. the heaviest snow showers will be well off to the north and west in the pocono mountains. right now, everybody's got the cold. 24 degrees in reading. philadelphia's at 28 degrees. cape may is in the lower 30s right now. and with clouds overhead, there's a chance of a sprinkle during the day at the shore, but the drenching rain and the coastal flooding, that will wait. tomorrow, especially heavy wind and lots of rain. future rain and snow shows pretty quiet during the day today. this is midnight tonight. a few scattered showers, and you can see snow way off to the north and west. for tomorrow, this storm system is actually going to help us stay warm. 3:00 in the morning, that's only rain falling in the area.
and by 7:00 in the morning, the potential for some heavier downpours, especially at the shore, and that will continue into the noontime hour. a drenching rain for tomorrow. and then as that storm system pulls away, we'll get colder air. coastal flood advisories in effect as this storm system makes its way into our area. and winter storm warnings for the pocono mountains. you could see 4 to 8 inches of snow in the mountains on wednesday. by this afternoon, the temperatures will be warmer. we'll get some clouds in the area, but it will be dry today. highs in the upper 30s to near 40 degrees. tomorrow, 45 degrees the high temperature, but the wind and the rain is going to make for a messy day on tuesday. and some scattered showers and snow and rain on wednesday. the snow north and west, but rain south and east. temperature at 40 degrees in philadelphia. so, accumulation not expected in philadelphia. but that changes farther north and west. snow showers thursday will dry up on friday. the wind will be blowing. and then a bit of a warm-up over
the weekend. 45 on saturday, lots of sunshine, and 52 sunday. about 6:12 this monday morning in early december. there's a problem, traffic troubles on 95 that was increasing as christine was reporting on a few minutes ago. >> let's see what's happening. >> i'll show you that stretch of road in main. i want to update you on an accident, 295 at the 42 freeway. we've got an accident there blocking the left lane just past the 42 freeway there. it's actually a car that was facing the wrong way there. just something to be aware of if you're traveling on 295. here is that residual delay leftover, 95 northbound that we were just talking about. an accident was blocking the right-hand lane there. that has been cleared. but as we check our drive times, you can see ten minutes is your drive time from the delaware state line to the blue route. so, it is getting a little bit better since they cleared that out of the way. mass transit, we are seeing one line delayed on the warminster line, but everything else seems to be on or close to schedule. rosemary?
>> thanks for the update, christine. not giving up hope. shane montgomery's family and friends continue their search for the missing college student, and now a popular restaurant is chipping in to help. we'll have more on that in just a moment. plus, they've got black friday, small business saturday and cyber monday, but wait, there's one more for all you last-minute shoppers. find out why they call today green monday.
at 6:16 this monday morning, we're following another breaking news story out of mantua. this is a live picture from a fire that started around 1:00 this morning in a row home. no one was hurt, but you see fire crews on the ground. investigators are still looking for a cause. as we get information into the newsroom, we'll bring it right to you.
as the search for shane montgomery continues, today a local restaurant is lending its support. chubby steaks on university avenue in philadelphia will hold a fund-raiser. yesterday the effort to find the missing college student moved to lincoln financial field. volunteers passed out leaflets with shane's picture and information, hoping that someone in the crowd there might come forward with some new information. the west chester university student vanished more than 11 days ago. he was last seen early thanksgiving morning at a manayunk bar. family and friends tell us that they are not giving up hope in this case. >> the response has been absolutely overwhelming, and we need to keep it out there. we need to find our shane. >> the reward for information is now at $50,000. investigators are looking for the person who stabbed a man to death in strawberry mansion. officers found the victim inside a home on west dakota street. this was yesterday morning. police have not released the name of the victim and no arrests have been made.
in delaware, development plans are in the works to turn a golf course into a new community of houses and retail stores. the proposed cavaliers country club would be located next to the christiana mall. according to "the news journal," more than 500 houses would be built on the 145-acre golf course. the project would also include 379,000 square feet of commercial space. project approval is still about 18 months away. 6:18, and it is time to get another check on traffic this monday morning. >> yeah, fortunately, we know we've got a nor'easter coming, but at least it's dry out there right now, so drivers shouldn't be having too many problems. let's check in with nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter christine maddela. >> hi, there. road conditions are good this morning, but on the pennsylvania turnpike, northeast extension, on the southbound side. this happened just about three minutes ago. there's a truck fire out there near lansdale. be on the lookout for crews attending to that.
and we are also seeing on 295 another accident that we're dealing with out here. it's near the 42 freeway. so, right now, there is not a lot of delays out there, but near the 42 freeway, the left lane is blocked due to that accident. so, a few things to be aware of. taking a live look outside, though, we're not seeing too many delays on our roads. this is where that accident was on interstate 95. right now just ten minutes is your drive time from the delaware state line to the blue route. in clementon, still having this problem, white horse pike and higgins avenue. a downed pole and wires from an earlier accident. your alternate egg harbor road or berlin road to get around that closure. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> it's a cold one this morning. temperatures are in the 20s and it is cold, but it is going to get warmer during the day. it's tomorrow that will get damp. a first alert weather day for tomorrow and wednesday for a nor'easter that's coming together, and it's going to be a strong one, too, with strong,
gusty winds and the potential for heavy rain. coastal flooding is a possibility as well. and then snow as this one starts to pull away from us. 28 degrees right now. it's cold enough for snow, but it's completely dry, though there are some clouds that are already starting to move into the area. snow-making opportunities in the pocono mountains all day today, as it will stay cold. the temperatures will peak near the freezing mark this afternoon. this morning they're in the teens in the mountains. radar's completely dry this morning. we may see a few sprinkles at times during the day today along the coastline, but that's not the heavy rain that we're expecting for tomorrow. no. the snow is going to be falling as this storm system pulls away. now, tomorrow mainly it's just rain, but the pocono mountains by 11:00 tomorrow night could be seeing the first accumulating snowfall, just an inch, but it will keep going and we could see 4 inches on the ground by noontime on wednesday and possibly even an inch in the philadelphia area north and west.
it's more likely. the temperatures are going to be a little bit on the warm side. this computer model is showing an inch in philadelphia, but it may be a mix of rain and snow. so, an inch is going to be difficult to get to with this storm system. tomorrow will be a rainy one, just rain. 45 degrees with the exception of the pocono mountains, which will see the temperatures come down. it will be a mix of scattered, light rain and snow showers on wednesday and into thursday. but look at the temperatures, right around the 40-degree mark both wednesday and thursday. then we clear out for the weekend. sunshine for saturday and sunday. and for the eagles game, looks like temperatures will be a bit warmer. 52 degrees sunday afternoon. it was a wild night on the streets of california. demonstrators vandalized property and clashed with police for a second straight day, this as the president speaks on the future of race relations in america. we'll hear from him in just a few moments. we've been told for quite some time now that it would happen, and finally, septa is
and at 6:25 this monday morning, 28 degrees outside there as you take a live look at the comcast building. it is downright cold out there. it's going to be mostly dry. some sprinkles, according to bill, along the coast, and some places, but tomorrow, yes, tomorrow, that's what you've got to wait to hear from bill himself. meanwhile, one year ago today, the eagles played in the snow bowl. you'll remember the birds beat the lions. it was about 8 inches of snow fell during the game. it was the first of many snowstorms last winter. and one year later, we are dealing with another storm, a nor'easter this time. this could bring some rain and lots of it. our first alert team is tracking this storm.
we'll have an update, as i just said, in a few minutes. at 6:25, taking a look at your roads, this is interstate 95 northbound approaching cottman avenue. you can see in the right-hand lane there there's a disabled vehicle blocking the right lane, adding to the delay in that area. on the southbound side, check out your drive time, 21 minutes from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway. but the roads are clear at this hour. no wet roads, no major problems weatherwise out there. looking pretty good, but that could soon change, right, bill? yeah, the rain will be heavy at times tomorrow. this morning it is a dry view from the comcast center, but it is cold outside. right now the temperatures have dropped into the 20s, but with the wind blowing, 28 degrees in philadelphia feels like just 17 degrees. and we're following breaking news of a suspicious death in burlington county. nbc 10's katy zachry is live in maple shade in the parking lot where the body was found. katy, what are police telling
you? >> reporter: hi, vai. well, we're outside a motel in maple shade, and police are right now, as you can see, towing the vehicle that they have spent the last few hours searching. philadelphia homicide detectives are part of this case, too. i will break it down for you, coming up. and up in flames. an apartment building burned for hours in the frankford neighborhood. we get new information on the cause of this blaze.
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also breaking this morning, flames ripped through a philadelphia apartment building. the fire is out, but the investigation is just beginning. and a live report will have more on what may have sparked this blaze that burned for hours. the other breaking news that we're following, a murder in maple shade.
this is a live picture from a motel parking lot where a body was discovered overnight. we are now working to get new information about what happened. we'll tell you more in a live report. and here's a live look at lincoln financial field. calm and cold out there, and it's dark out there, still. but it was even darker about 7:00 last night because the eagles got whipped 24-14 by seattle. the next 24 hours could start to get drenched by rain and wind of a nor'easter, which is headed our way. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> that's right, in addition to the nor'easter we're watching, bill henley has today's forecast. at least good news today, right, bill? >> good in that it is dry, but it is cold this morning and the wind are blowing to make it feel even colder. temperatures are running 10 to 15 degrees colder than yesterday. with the wind, it feels like it's in the teens in philadelphia. there's a live view from center city where the winds have been steady and will be staying with us throughout the day. temperature right now 28 in
philadelphia. trenton has found the low 20s at 23, and it's 29 in wilmington. with the wind, though, teens for trenton. philadelphia down to 10 degrees the windchill right now in allentown and it feels like it's in the low 20s for much of delaware and south jersey. we will see a bit of sunshine to start with, but clouds are already increasing and they'll take over as the day goes on. 36 degrees at lunchtime. 4:00 this afternoon, 39 degrees. notice no rainfall today. that changes tonight. got the hour-by-hour forecast when i come back in less than ten minutes. first, christine maddela is tracking traffic. good morning, christine. >> good morning to you, bill. we have another accident to tell you about, this in montgomery county, route 422. this is on the westbound side near trooper road. there's a help truck out here. this is blocking the right lane, so everyone's just getting by on the left-hand side. this is causing a delay out here. and at this time of morning, we're seeing a lot of delays, just because it is the morning rush. 95 southbound at cottman avenue in that long-term construction
project. you can see those folks tapping the brakes right there. the 42 freeway on the northbound side. again, this is typical approaching interstate 295. so, let's kecheck on your drive times. 95 southbound, 25 minutes from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway. the 42 freeway, nine minutes from 544 to the walt whitman. and the schuylkill expressway still in the clear there, so that is the good news. septa sent out this tweet not long ago. chestnut hill west train 812 experiencing delays up to 15 minutes due to equipment problems. rosemary? >> thanks, christine. crews in philadelphia finally have the upper hand on an apartment fire in the frankford section of the city. the blaze broke out around 1:00 this morning and took firefighters several hours to get the flames under control. nbc 10's jesse gary is live at the scene. and jesse, as the crews move out, there appears to be another problem there. tell us about it. >> reporter: there is, rosemary. that second problem. before that, though, breaking and new information right now.
the fires that they had tapped out, those flames, they've started to kick back up again, and you can see right in the center portion of the roof, you see the black smoke, which is an indication that it's burning pretty good, and also that orange glow. that just started within the past 90 seconds or so, rosemary. so, that's the problem that they're facing right now is trying to tap out the flames once again. and once they do that, they've been using a lot of water out here and all that water is starting to ice streets. so, city salt trucks are being called in once the fire department is gone. they're going to salt the streets to make sure it's safe for the rush hour commute. meanwhile, investigators still have to get into the interior of this three-story, abandoned apartment building. they want to make sure that the squatter that some of the local residents say they've seen coming and going made it out alive. so, the hardest part for them, two-fold. a, finally tapping out these flames completely, which you see they haven't done, and also, b, the weather. >> it is freezing up. i mean, it's not bitterly cold, but it's enough to make it difficult for us.
>> reporter: and again, the flames have kicked back up. we're going to continue to watch them and give you an update on how they're doing coming up in about 25 minutes or so. we're live in frankford this morning, jesse gary, nbc 10 news. and we continue to follow breaking news in burlington county this morning. police are investigating a murder there. the scene is a motel parking lot, and nbc 10's katy zachry is live there in maple shade. katy, you've been talking with investigators there. what are they telling you? >> reporter: well, vai, i know that police in two cities are part of this investigation, maple shade, new jersey, which is where we are right now, outside a motel off of route 38, and also philadelphia homicide detectives. now, the officers investigating for much of the morning blocked our view to a white, four-door sedan that appears to be the focus of this case, at least on the new jersey side. it was parked here at the quality inn in maple shade. philadelphia police will not tell me this morning why they are involved in this case, just that they are part of the
investigation. we do know that a body was found yesterday. that was confirmed to me by police in maple shade. then overnight, detectives went door to door inside this new jersey motel, asking guests if they saw or heard anything unusual. now, in the last five minutes, maple shade police have taken down all of the crime scene tape that was blocking off this parking lot to our use and also to guests' use. i did talk to one guest who was not able to access his car, and for that reason, he was going to be late to work. i'm told that the burlington county prosecutor's office in the next few hours will be releasing more information about this case. i've reached out to them. i will do so in the next few minutes and have an update for you just before the 7:00 hour. reporting live in maple shade, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. meanwhile, one person was injured in a fire in philadelphia's kensington section. this fire broke out on kensington avenue, and this happened about 9:30 last night. it took firefighters about ten minutes to get it under control, didn't take that long.
the victim was treated at temple hospital for minor burns, also had smoke inhalation, but no word on what caused the fire. today, the pennsylvania legislative black caucus will meet with local leaders to talk about the civil rights protests that have been happening across the country over concerns of police brutality. the leaders will meet at prince of peace baptist church on north 32nd street in philadelphia. it starts at 10:30 this morning. hands up! >> don't shoot! >> while many of the protests across the country have been peaceful, that has not been the case in berkeley, california. over the weekend, there were two nights of violent protests because of the grand jury decisions in the two police killings in ferguson, missouri, and in new york. in response to the nationwide protests, president obama says he's focusing on the bigger picture. >> this isn't going to be solved overnight. this is something that is deeply rooted in our society, it's deeply rooted in our history. >> according to a newly released
nbc news/marist poll, 47% of americans believe that law enforcement applies different standards based on race. here at home, protests have been peaceful and people have been making their voices heard after the eagles game last night right outside of the linc. >> hands up! >> don't shoot! >> police closed the intersection at broad and pattison streets, where more than 200 protesters laid down on the ground in that intersection for 4 1/2 minutes. they did it as a sign of solidarity. they are angered by the deaths of michael brown and eric garner, the two unarmed black men killed by police in ferguson, missouri, and in new york. >> this is the first one i've been to and i thought it was a big one because it's during a big event where a lot of people who may be ignorant to our cause are here. >> at last night's protest outside of the linc, philadelphia police deployed dozens of officers, including some on mounted patrol. there were no arrests. the intersection was back opened
about two hours after the game. philadelphia police are investigating a social media threat against those protesters. nbc 10 has confirmed with two police sources that a woman's threat of gun violence against those demonstrators is under investigation. the post threatened violence if her child could not get into that eagles game. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> waking up to a cold morning. the temperatures 10 to 15 degrees colder than yesterday, and the temperatures will be slow to climb, but they will be climbing. we'll wind up near 40 degrees this afternoon. tomorr tomorrow, wind and rain. just rain as temperatures will stay above freezing through the day on tuesday. but come wednesday, we'll be tracking some snow showers, especially north and west. the pocono mountains will see a nice accumulation of 4 to 8 inches of snow. 21 degrees right now in allentown. northeast philadelphia's at 24. and clouds over millville, where it is 30 degrees. you can see the cloudy skies over beach avenue.
might see a few sprinkles today, but tomorrow that's when we'll get the steady, heavy rainfall, and it's going to be here first thing tomorrow morning. the satellite shows that the clouds are already starting to move in. so, sunshine is going to be hard to find. these are the clouds offshore. that's our nor'easter that is going to come together over the next 24 hours. during the day today, 30 degrees at 10:00. and then we'll climb above freezing, in spite of increasing clouds. 34 degrees at 2:00 in philadelphia. then cloudy skies for the rest of the day and through this evening skies will be cloudy. the first rain showers at 11:00 tonight will be to our west and a few snowflakes as well. then that rain moves in overnight tonight and tomorrow morning. by this time tomorrow morning, steady rainfall in philadelphia, 39 degrees. rain north and west. allentown in the upper 30s of that hour. and steadier rainfall along the coastline. and then the rain continues as the morning progresses. the potential for heavy rainfall at noontime tomorrow. for today, though, it will be
dry. clouds increase. so limited sunshine, if any, for your area today. high temperatures in the upper 30s to near 40 degrees this afternoon. the wet weather is going to linger. the seven-day forecast when i come back in less than ten minutes. remember, you can count on nbc 10 to bring you the latest information on this nor'easter. we'll have updates on air and online. you can download the nbc 10 weather app for free right now on our website, nbc10.com. on the traffic camera i see flashing lights and i see long taillights. that's never, ever a good situation. >> it is not. not a good sign. all right, let's check in with christine maddela for what's happening out there. >> i'm still watching this accident on route 422 in montgomery county. the accident is actually between trooper road and 23, but take a look here. you can see the right lane is blocked, and this stretch is just two lanes. so, everyone has to snake by on the left-hand side. so, that is contributing to a delay on the westbound side. the eastbound side is also slow
just due to normal volume. take a look right now, 95 southbound, speaking of volume, 28 minutes your drive time from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway. one of our normal problem spots for this time of day. same thing goes for the 42 freeway heading northbound. and checking on more drive times, 422, this is on the eastbound side now. 34 minutes from oaks to 202 on the 42 freeway, 21 minutes will be your drive time. and to the schuylkill expressway, it is also slow both eastbound and westbound. if you are taking mass transit, we have already seen delays on the warminster line and chestnut hill west, so check with septa before you head out. vai? and speaking of septa, septa riders will soon be able to use debit cards and cell phones to pay for their rides. transit officials will begin testing a new key payment stimulater this month. septa hopes a new system will be ready to go in 2015. it will be a welcome change. septa's among the last major agencies in north america to still use metal tokens. well, they said they were
we'll have given 50 million dollars over seven years. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. at 6:46, here is a live look at the first alert radar. as you can see right now for today all is dry, but we are expecting some rain to move into the area overnight. we are looking at a nor'easter coming our way. meteorologist bill henley will have the details later on. today, new jersey senate committee will meet for a preliminary vote on a tax plan to help atlantic city. the plan lays out how much the eight remaining casinos would have to pay instead of property taxes. the tax plan also projects how
much revenue the city can expect from those casinos. today a big crowd is expected at a supervisors meeting in a montgomery county community, where the township is facing some real money problems. people who live in franconia say they want answers about how the township ran up more than $3 million in budget deficits over the past three years. because of the shortfall, officials laid off six police officers and four other township employees. they also raised taxes there 19%. "rolling stone" magazine is once again back-pedalling over a story about a college student who said that she was gang raped at a fraternity at the university of virginia. on friday, "rolling stone" said the magazine would no longer stand behind the story. and now it has clarified its apology to its readers. the magazine says its staff made mistakes, not the alleged victim. "rolling stone" initially said that their trust in the victim was misplaced. they removed that line in the apology, as critics said it seemed like the magazine was blaming the victim.
meanwhile, in florida, three people are dead, several more are hurt after a chain-reaction crash caused by a bear. police say a driver hit the bear on a road in broward county and the second driver stopped to help the people in the first car, then a third vehicle hit the crowd of people that were in the road. emergency crews responded, took six victims to the hospital. the bear was also killed in the crash. a 500-page senate report detailing alleged torture by the cia is expected to be made public next week, and it's causing another rift in washington. many top lawmakers say the release of this report will incite violence abroad. others say that it needs to be shared and that the public needs to know what's going on. the report is a summary on a secret study of cia interrogation tactics. the number of prisoners at guantanamo bay is now at its lowest since the prison opened. that's after the u.s. government released six men and sent them to uruguay. the men had been prisoners at guantanamo for 12 years for
suspected ties to al qaeda, but they were never charged. the government in uruguay agreed to take in the men as refugees. we are learning more about the military raid against al qaeda that failed to rescue an american hostage. security officials in yemen say ten militants were also killed in the saturday attack. about 40 special operations forces conducted this raid in hopes of rescuing luke somers. last week, al qaeda released a video threatening to kill him in three days, if the u.s. did not meet its demands. a friend of somers says he believes the american photojournalist was targeted for a reason. >> i think he was given up because he's american, not because he is journalist or because he is photojournalist or something like this, no. i think he was killed ultimately because he is american. he was american. >> somers was killed in the raid along with another hostage, pierre korkie, who was a teacher from south africa.
this morning the red cross in the philippines is reporting that typhoon hagupit has killed at least 21 people. that's more than initially thought. right now, hagupit has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but officials are still worried about more death and destruction if it heads towards the capital of manila. forecasters say the storm is packing winds of 65 miles an hour and it's bringing heavy rain that could trigger landslides and flash floods. the most anticipated british invasion since the beatles arrived stateside is now under way in new york city. the duke and duchess of cambridge, more commonly known as william and kate, arrived at the carlyle hotel last night. it is their first trip to the big apple. today, william will meet with president obama in washington and he'll also attend a conference at the world bank. meanwhile, kate will stay in new york city touring a center for child development. and then later, the two will take in the nets/cavaliers basketball game. just when you thought all the coin shopping days were over, you know, all the named
shopping days, today is green monday. green monday falls on the second monday in december and has become a popular online shopping day for last-minute shoppers. i didn't think it was last-minute, right? i haven't even started yet. i know. a lot of people spend a lot of green on green monday. last year, compscore ranked green monday as the third biggest online shopping day of the 2000 holiday season. >> day after christmas is last minute. a big day for pitching phenom mo'ne davis. she is be presented with the sports kid of the year award. this will happen at the linc. she will be joined by mayor nike mooikle nutter, michael carter williams and wnba star skylar diggins to help her celebrate the big day. nice. now, your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> it's a cold morning. temperatures are in the 20s, but it is dry. and today will be dry, but we're tracking a nor'easter that's
coming together, and it's going to be a strong one, so we've issued a first alert day for tomorrow and wednesday. the nor'easter will bring heavy rainfall and strong, gusty winds, the threat of coastal flooding and then some snow showers, especially in the pocono mountains and significant snowfall is a possibility in the mountains. 28 degrees right now in philadelphia. feels like 18 degrees with the wind that's now at 12 miles an hour. there's the manmade snow waiting for mother nature to get its act together. clouds overhead will be increasing during the day today, but wet weather will wait until tomorrow. the rain is completely out of the picture for today. we may see a sprinkle at the shore, but that's not the heavy rain that's coming with the nor'easter. this is 11:00 this morning. you can see a few sprinkles while clouds move inland. it's going to be a mostly cloudy day today. still dry for most of the area at 6:00 this evening, other than a chance of some sprinkles at the shore. it's late this evening that sees the first rain moving in to areas to the west. and by early tomorrow morning,
4:00 in the morning, the rain will be falling in philadelphia. then it's just rain through the day on tuesday, but it's a heavy rain. the potential of 1 to 2 inches of rain coming with this nor'easter, but not today. clouds increase today, high temperatures in the the upper 30s to 40 degrees, so nicely above freezing. then it stays above freezing all day tomorrow. so, just rain. but heavy rain with gusty winds and the potential for coastal flooding. 45 degrees on tuesday. then as this system starts to pull out, colder air moves in, so rain and snow showers on wednesday and into thursday we could see some snow showers, too, with little to no accumulation expected in philadelphia. north and west, a different story. and this weekend, warmer, sunshine saturday and sunday. by sunday afternoon, 52 degrees. looks like it will be dry for the eagles game. at 6:53, already a few problems out there on the roads. >> christine maddela's got the details. christine? >> and for the past 45 minutes or so, i've been watching this
crash on route 422. this is on the eastbound side of 422 in montgomery county between trooper road and route 23. the good news is they moved it off to the shoulder here, so both lanes are getting by, but there's still about a 30-minute delay from oaks to 202. 30 minutes, your drive time, rather. 32 minutes on 95 southbound from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway. normal slow going there, the normal volume for this time of morning. same thing goes for the 42 freeway on the northbound side. so, just be aware, in frankford, that fire activity still has arrott street closed between horrocks and oakland streets, so orthodox or harrison street are your best way to get around that. and we're still seeing some other delays elsewhere on the 42 freeway. route 55 and the schuylkill expressway, both eastbound and westbound between the blue route and the vine. i'm katy zachry live in maple shade, new jersey, where a body has been found and police spent much of the morning outside this maple shade hotel.
police in burlington county are investigating a murder in the last half hour the scene has cleared. maple shade police about focused for much of the morning on a car parked outside this quality inn hotel along route 38. we know that a body was found some time yesterday. since then, maple shade officers searched a white, four-door sedan parked in the parking lot. they also went door to door asking motel guests if they heard or saw anything suspicious yesterday. and i'm told that philadelphia homicide detectives have since joined the case. reporting live in maple shade, katy zachry, nbc 10 news.
an accident on 422 eastbound is adding to the normal delays. 25 minutes your drive time from oaks to 202. and take a look elsewhere. 95 southbound from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway is going to take 30 minutes. also slow on the 42 freeway and the schuylkill expressway in both directions between the blue route and the vine. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> it's a cold start this morning. the pocono mountains, teens, where they are making some snow. that's the view from camelback. notice the clouds overhead, both at the mountains and at the shore. the shore could see a sprinkle during the day today, but the heavier rainfall will wait for tomorrow. 29 degrees right now in philadelphia. it is a cold morning, especially with the wind blowing. it feels ten degrees colder. feels like it's in the teens right now. so, it's going to be a cold start at the bus stop. temperatures in the low 20s in the suburbs, 29 degrees in the city, and the wind will be blowing, too. fortunately, we will be above freezing this afternoon and all day tomorrow.
>> all right, thank you, bill. "today" show's up next. we'll see you for local updates in 25 minutes. >> have a good one. good morning. high alert. u.s. embassies around the world bracing for the release of an explosive senate report on torture techniques used by the cia. will the findings spark deadly terror attacks? compounded tragedy. word this morning that one of the hostages killed in a u.s.-led rescue mission in yemen was hours away from being freed as new details emerge about what may have tipped off the militants. nor'easter, powerful system taking shape, snow, rain and heavy winds for millions from virginia to northern maine. dylan is tracking it now. prince william and a pregnant kate middleton arrive