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this is nbc 10 news first alert weather. we have issued a first alert weather day. it's dry right now as you're getting up. rain is on the way and there could be a lot of it. and that rain paired with record high temperatures and lingering piles of snow have triggered a flood threat. and bombshell testimony in the cosby case. the former montgomery county district attorney testified bill cosby can't be prosecuted. >> it's 6:00 a.m., 44 degrees,
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good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. it's a first alert weather day, meaning significant weather could impact the day. coverage you can count on, first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington watching the roads and first alert meteorologist bill henley tracking all of the weather today. what's the timing like, bill? >> vai, it's raining right now but it's this afternoon and this evening that we'll see the heavy rainfall. that's triggering a flood threat for later today. heavy rain but strong gusty, warm winds will lead to lots of melting snow. the flood threat for poor drainage areas. this morning we're seeing the first line of rain. that's pretty good rainfall that's moving through philadelphia. now center city is getting those heavier downpours. norristown and phoenixville it's falling at a rate of more than an inch and a third an hour. those showers are moving to the northeast at more than 40 miles an hour. it won't last long. this is what's on the way for later today. that's the biggest threat. you can see the roads are
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already damp. that's city avenue this morning. the rain is starting to move in. we'll see rain showers, they'll be manly light this morning. then 58 degrees at 11:00 and in spite of the heavier downpours that start moving in in parts of the area, at 2:00 this afternoon, the southerly winds at 22 miles an hour will push the temperatures up to record levels. 62 would tie the record for today. i think we're going to break that this afternoon. i'll go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in ten minutes. right now, jessica boyington is watching the roads as they start to get wet. >> that's right, bill. here's route 30 around route 100. no problems or delays. still a little bit dark out there to see if the roadways are getting hit with rain. this is the white horse pike, route 30, at 295. no problems in either direction. on either highway we're doing okay. and we do have an accident scene
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that is out in bucks county on county line road and beechwood drive. everybody is doing okay there. in the process of an opening on the burlington bristol. that was schedule for 5:50 this morning. no problems on the betsy or the tacony palmyra. the same storm system that's heading our way it causing problems in other parts of the country. check this out video. a tornado tore through this state yesterday taking out several trees and power lines and damaging homes. no reports of anyone hurt. this is alabama. six tornadoes have been reported in mississippi and alabama. while parts of the south are getting hammered by tornadoes and ray, the same storm system hits minnesota with snow. a snow emergency was declared in minneapolis and st. amu19ñ blizzard-like conditions forced an enter state to close. the state patrol closed 287 accidents on icy roads across minnesota. in michigan, there are winter storm warnings up. meteorologists say parts of the state could get 5 to 10.
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>>s of sn-- inches of snow. you can have alerts about severe weather, where you live in your neighborhood, plus track live radar. 6:04 and 44 degrees in philadelphia. bill cosby will be back in court today. if today is anything like yesterday, it could the another long day with more revelations from the former montgomery county district attorney. >> the seven-hour hearing yesterday featured bruce castor and why he says he did not pursue cosby. he testified he believed cosby's accuser but he questioned whether she would make a credible witness at trial. nbc 10's matt delucia was in court yesterday and is back again there this morning. walk us through what happened in court yesterday and what's next. >> vai, bruce castor was the only witness to stay the stand yesterday inside that courtroom. he was questioned for several hours and at issue was his word
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that he would not prosecute bill cosby. he left court feeling confident, giving supporters a thumbs up. >> at the time i remember thinking he probably did do something inappropriate. >> reporter: he talked about a sex assault allegation from a decade ago. castor testified that he thought he could not get a conviction because the accuser's credibility was tainted on a number of issues. castor did not think a jury would believe her. he set up a situation where cosby offered statements in a civil case that he would never be prosecuted criminally for it. so in order to justify what he did, he had to take the position to smear her, to make the accuser look bad. >> reporter: and so now we enter day two of this hearing.
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we're awaiting the arrival of bill cosby. that should happen later on this morning. a rainy day. a change of scenery here as for this day two, still media trucks from around the country are out here. the judge is expected to make a decision on this matter today, that could end with the charges against bill cosby being dismissed. live in norristown, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. this morning we're following developments in a civil case in california against cosby. yesterday a judge ordered the comedian to give testimony at a second deposition in a lawsuit filed by judy huth. she claims cosby sexually assaulted her at the playboy mansion in the '70s when she was 15 years ole. huth is represented by prominent attorney gloria allred. the dates span from 1965 to
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2008 across the u.s.ç and cana from more than 60 women. cosby maintains his innocence and repeatedly denied the allegations against him. we'll post updates on social media and our nbc 10 app. also find full coverage and nbc10.com. new this morning, a young north jersey girl makes a desperate decision. >> fire forced her to leap from a third floor balcony to save her own life. >> take a look. >> i need a ladder to the third floor balcony. i have a child trapped. >> the flames trapped a 9-year-old on the third floor as fire tore through her burgin county town home complex. this happened last night. police officers convinced the girl to jump into their arms. officials say the child was home alone when this fire broke out. she's fine. no one else was hurt. in all, 12 homes were damaged b that massive fire. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley.
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>> eight minutes after 6:00. i'm tracking rain in the area right now. and heavy rainfall for this afternoon and this evening. combine that with record warmth, we're going to see a lot of melting this afternoon. there's a flood threat as a result, low lying areas that tend to flood cowl be at greatest risk. those areas with poor drainage. it's cloudy in allentown, northeast philadelphia and atlantic city where we're seeing rain move into philadelphia, center city, south philadelphia, much of delaware and south jersey is escaping the rain. but in pennsylvania, we've already seen the first heavy downpours of the day and they're still going on, moving through montgomery county, about to enter into central bucks county. those are fast-moving showers. even though it's going to be heavy, it's going to be brief. then we're in for an extended period of lighter ran. that's what most of berks county is getting right now. you can see it's already tapering off in maryland. that's where this first line of showers has moved in from.
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it's the lien that's going to be here this afternoon that has the threat of bringing us the greatest trouble. later today, that flood threat. 9:00 this morning, scattered light showers. steady rainfall at 11:00 for allentown and reading. and then here comes the heavier downpours this afternoon. that's reading and allentown. they'll swing through the philadelphia area during the evening hours for the evening commute. there you can see pretty good downpours at 7:00 and 8:00. then it moves offshore tonight. during the day, though, along with the rain will come much milder temperatures. upper 50s for bethlehem, fleetwood and morgantown. a lot of that snow will be melting. 60s for souderton, abington and bordertown. evening showers will be the heaviest at the shore. near 60 degrees for avalon. into the 60s forev millville an 66 in smyrna. showers this morning, heavier rain this afternoon. record temperatures for philadelphia. 65 degrees, breaks the record of
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62 setback in 2006. the chance of heavy showers this afternoon and changes for tomorrow. you have the seven-day forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. all right, bill. it looks like there'sç rain ou there. >> jessica boyington is watching that. >> yes, that's exactly right. there is rain out there and it's on the boulevard around roberts avenue. you can see the downpours happening on the roadways. you can sea it in some of the puddles there. rain starting to form a big mist out from underneath the cars in front of you. so that will be some reduced visibility when driving through and definitely slowdowns whether you're headed out on the boulevard or not. the surrounding areas are starting to become hit with rain. another bridge closure, falls bridge is closed for rehabilitation work. that will be out there until april. your alternate is the city avenue bridge. most of the drive times are still doing okay.
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95 southbound, delays there first, woodhaven road to the vine street expressway, a 17-minute trip. average speeds are dropping into the 40s. new information about 12 marines who went missing after a helicopter crash in hawaii last month. two of them are from our area. this morning, the new piece of evidence that was found during search and rescue operations. plus, movie role. all new at 6:00, the vatican is addressing the new rumor that the pope is starring in a movie.
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it's about 6:15 right now. now to decision 2016. the candidates have shifted their focus to the next contest in new hampshire. >> here's a look at where the race for delegates stands on the republican side. the winner needs 1,237 delegates to lock up the nomination. ted cruz is in the lead with 8
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after his victory in iowa, followed by donald trump and marco rubio both of whom have 7 delegates. on the democratic side, hillary clinton pulled off a win in iowa in a very tight race. she now has 30 delegates. >> bernie sanders has 21. it takes 2,283 delegates to win the democratic nomination. both clinton and sanders are making their final push before next week's all-important primary. sanders has a double digit lead in polls in new hampshire. clinton says she has a plan to catch up and her husband could play a major role in that. more on that coming up on the "today" show today. on the republican side, it's a new region, new race. chris christie, jeb bush and john kasich are all hoping for a reset in the race. plus, have you heard about this new feud between marco rubio and chris christie? that's also ahead on the "today" show. we'll be in new hampshire. nbc 10's george spencer is heading there this weekend. count on us to bring you complete coverage from the
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campaign trail in new hampshire starting sunday night. meanwhile, new at 6:00, the vatican is fighting back against a u.s. film studio that claims pope francis is playing a part in a new movie, ambi says he will play himself in the movie "beyond the sun." the vatican says the pope is not an actor and did not do any scenes for the film. the vatican admits filmmakers may have shots of him in his private hotel rooms. federal health officials say young woman should avoid alcohol when trying to get pregnant. here's why. they want to reduce the number of babies born with fetal alcohol syndrome. the centers for disease control says three out of four women who are trying to get pregnant continueç drinking after they stop using birth control. the cdc says there is no safe level of alcohol use at any stage of pregnancy.
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>> 6:16. we'll get a check on traffic in south jersey, cherry hill. we'll look further south. >> nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington is watching 55. >> that's right, 55 around deptford center row, which is usually an area that starts to get volume around the rush hour times in the morning. headed northbound right in here, that's headed where most of that traffic will head towards the freeway to 295 in philadelphia. no problems right there right now. you can see in either direction. you'll be fine on 55. 95, this is around the blue route. no problems here. we are seeing roadways that are starting to become wet. southbound from the vine street expressway to the blue route at this point, still a 15-minute trip. these are still in the 60s. everybody is still moving out there. with the rain coming in we're starting to see out in lower gwynedd.
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no problems for patco, new jersey transit or d.a.r.t. 18 means after 6:00. wind shield wipers, you see the roadway is damp. the wind not strong yet. but the wind is going to kick in and with rain coming in and southerly winds we'll see a big warmup. already warm. 43 degrees for the third day of february, light rain falling at philadelphia international. they're reporting calm conditions. but strong southerly winds will push the temperatures up and lead to more snow melting. there's no snow to be melted on 95. we've seen the first rain drops fall in south philadelphia. the heavier rain is clearing philadelphia but as we're moving quickly into bucks county, doylestown, buckingham, northampton, all seeing that heavier rainfall. it's not going to last long. it's moving faster than the traffic in some of the area. this is what's here this afternoon. and we will see light rainfall
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on and off this morning. the heaviest rainfall comes this afternoon. by lunch time, look at the temperatures, 60 degrees. 2 degrees away from the record. the rain falling in reading and allentown. temperatures warm 60 degrees in reading by 4:00 this afternoon at 63 degrees, it will break the record for this date in philadelphia. the heavy rain moves through during the evening hours. that and melting snow could lead to flooding and poor drainage areas. low-lying areas at risk. by 9:00 this evening, the rain is out of here. we'll be watching the rivers as those will be rising because of the runoff for today, a big warmup, windy and warm conditions, heavy rainfall, temperatures from 62 degrees to 66. winds gusting to 30 miles an hour this afternoon. tomorrow, the rain is done. the gusty winds will still be with us. we're not going to see much in the way of a temperature change. 51 degrees in the afternoon. cooler, less windy but sunnier
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on friday. 46 degrees after a morning low of 34. the mornings willç be cold thi weekend but the afternoon temperatures will rebound nicely. and another dry weekend for us, 49 degrees saturday, 50s on sunday. a little cooler on monday. monday will be partly sunny. we're watching tuesday, though, for a chance of rain and snow in philadelphia and some fresh snow in the pocono mountains. >> we'll appreciate that. the warm temperatures are hard on them. >> they'll get rain today as well. >> we'll worry mostly about the afternoon when it starts to get heavy and there's the potential for melting, nowhere to go. >> it could be a problem in parts of the area today. and the rivers could see minor flooding overnight tonight and into tomorrow. the more immediate threat is for the afternoon and evening commute. that's when i'm expecting we'll get the heaviest rains. >> thank you very much, bill. take a look at this, damage to a car in vermont caused by ice that flew off a tractor-trailer. the driver is in the hospital
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recovering from the crash. the sheriff says there's no law in vermont requiring snow be cleared off trucks but here in our area, just a reminder that drivers are required by law to clear snow off their car roof. both in new jersey and pennsylvania, not required in delaware. 6:21 and 42 degrees in philadelphia. and we're six months away from the democratic national convention here in philadelphia and today, a major tech giant is coming to town to help small businesses prepare. drew smith is following that story for us today. drew? >> we're talking about a major company. it's here to help small businesses in our area. we'll explain the technical help that's coming today. then all new at 6:00, before even scoring a point, this fencer from new jersey will make history this summer at the olympics. the first which she'll be making in rowio. this first alert winter update is brought to you by buckmans, your cold weather experts.
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new at 6:00, a rookie with the denver broncos won't be playing in the super bowl after being questioned in a prostitution sting in california. ryan murphy was at this motel when it was busted by the santa clara county sheriff's department. murphy was released by police without any charges. the broncos decided to send murphy back to denver. we are counting down to the 2016 summer olympic games in rio where an american muslim woman from new jersey will become the first person to represent the u.s. while wearing a hijab or a head scarf. the 30-year-old duke grad made history several years ago when she became the first muslim woman to compete for the u.s. in fencing. she is making history again after qualifying for the summer games in rio. she says she wants to prove that nothing should hinder anyone from reaching their goals, not race, not religion or gender.
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nbc 10 is your home for the summer games in rio. watch for our continuing coverage leading up to the olympics. that's in august. good morning, everyone, i'm jessica boyington with your first alert traffic. starting off on the roosevelt boulevard around fox street where we're starting to see rain falling you can see how shiny the roadways are. prepare for slippery conditions before you head out the door. let's get a check on the rain with meteorologist bill henley. >> it will be a damp day, the first of the rainfall is here. the heavy rainfall this afternoon andç melting snow cod lead to flooding. in fact, it's already melting at this hour. it's 42 degrees at 6:26. and right now, we have large piles of snow but in just a few hours, record warmth and lots of rain. coming up in the next few minutes i'll tell you why this community up in bucks county may prefer today's threat of
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flooding over this snow. i'm matt delucia, live in norristown getting ready for day two of cosby in court. we'll walk you through what happened yesterday and what's happening next.
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this is nbc 10 news first alert weather. >> 42 degrees in most of the delaware valley at 6:30. it's a first alert weather day because of this. you're looking at that rain there, moving right towards us, that green glob there. first alert meteorologist bill henley is tracking the timing of it all plus record temperatures on the way. >> because of that rain and melting snow, we could see flooding in parts of our area over the next 24 hours. >> and hit and run, a mother and her two children are recovering this morning as police search for the driver who sped off after hitting them. good morning and welcome to "nbc
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10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. 6:30 and check out the first alert symbol at the bottom of your screen. we've issued that. it's a sign of potentially dangerous weather heading our way. that threat is heavy rain and the potential for flooding. let's get you up to date on that with meteorologist bill henley and his first alert forecast. bill? >> the heaviest rain will be here this afternoon, unfortunately, time for the evening commute. a flood threat for later today from two potential threats. one is the heavy rainfall but also the melting snow. we'll see a big warmup as the day goes on. that's going to lead to some more drainage problems later today. the first of the rainfall has moved through, quickly clearing bucks county. right now some light rain showers in philadelphia. we saw some heavy rain. it didn't last long in limerick, norristown, montgomery county. now it's moving into north jersey. here's what's moving in for later today. that will lead the potential of flooding later on.
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the other reason, the warmup. 48 degrees at 8:00. by 11:00, the southerly winds kick in. a big warmup. 58 by 11:00. by 2:00, we'll tie the record temperature, i think we'll break it later today. we'll go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in ten minutes. jessica boyington has the traffic. >> this is around girard avenue on 95. that volume starting to head toward the center city area, southbound from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway, a 26-minute trip. average speeds 31 miles per hour. we are starting to see rain fall in this area with the shiny roadways and slippery conditions. watch out for those. we are starting to see accidents as a result of this rain. here's lower gwynedd. west welsh road and north bethlehem pike, an accident scene there as well as charlotte
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street. the snow piles left over from the blizzard of 2016. >> nbc 10's katy zachry is liwu in quakertown where there is still plenty of snow. katy? >> there is still plenty of snow. we came up to this quake irtown community in the last 45 minutes because we heard from an nbc 10 viewer about how parents are pretty concerned. they tell me and we've seen for ourselves that large snow piles are covering many of the sidewalks in this community. we're near allentown road and milford square pike. here's the issue. there are a lot of kids who live here. they over the last week have been forced to walk in the street, i'm told and wait for their school bus in the street because the sidewalks are covered with large piles of snow. these large piles of snow are pretty ice covered and rock solid. as bill mentioned we are expecting warmer temperatures, record warmth coupled with rain.
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there's light rain coming down here in upper bucks county. that is good news for this community who might prefer the threat of flooding later to the large snow piles. that means for them the snow will met away and their kids can be safer on the sidewalks waiting for the school buses. did i check in with police dispatch. they tell me areas that are typically prone to flooding are right along the dell river, new hope, yeardley, washington crossing. those areas over the next 24 hours coupled with the rain and the snow melt, those are the areas where there are a lot of eyes on over the next 24 hours to make sure flooding is not a major issue. if you live in low-lying areas of areas of poor drainage, you could be affect as well. reporting live in quakertown, bucks county, nbc 10 news. if you want to know when the rain is coming and how and when it will impact you, guess what,
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the nbc 10 app can tell you all that. we're focused on the rain but right now, take a look at the snow. this is what norristown, montgomery county looked like several days after the blizzard last week. there were unplowed streets and people snowed in for days. council members say the borough simply was not ready to handle so much snow. the snow dumped more than 30 inches and residents voiced their kr their concerns. >> all the small townships around here get taken care of. norristown seems to be neglected. we need answers. >> the council promised to improve its emergency management plan, invest in new equipment to handle future storms. do you still have snow outside your house? we'd love to see it. go to the nbc 10 app or westbound, click on see it, share it, on the website it's in
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the top right-hand corner. fill out the info and you can attach a picture or video. bill cosby's criminal court case will come down to one man, bruce castor. he was the one who decided not to prosecute cosby in 2005. yesterday in court, he said it was because he did not think the woman accusing cosby was ç credible. yesterday's hearing was a marathon. seven hours total. nbc 10's matt delucia was there and is back in norristown for round two. this was explosive testimony. >> reporter: well, vai, i asked bill cosby as he was walking into the courthouse yesterday how he was feeling about all this. he turned to me, smiled and nodded. didn't say a word. inside that courtroom it was all business, one question after another for the former district attorney of montgomery county, bruce castor. and this is what it looked like once everything wrapped up for the day and bill cosby left the courthouse. take a look.
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bill cosby did get some support as he walked out of court yesterday afternoon. several supporters gathered outside, cheering for him to stay strong. but it was inside that courtroom where we learned a little bit more about this agreement or deal regarding a decade-old allegation that cosby drugged and assaulted a woman. bruce castor testified that he thought he could not get a conviction because the accuser's credibility was tainted on a number of issues. castor says there was an agreement but not in writing. west oliver says either way this could be problematic. >> i think any decision the judge makes can be appealable through the state appellate structure and a petition could go to the supreme court. appealing the judge's decision could bog this case down for
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another few months. >> back live at the montgomery county courthouse. you see media outlets from around the country have descend on this area covering the bill cosby hearing. now we enter day two as the judge is expected to make a decision. it could end with a dismissal of this case or last a little while longer. we'll wait and see what happens. live in norristown, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. matt is among our many reporters. you can count on to provide you the latest updates on the cosby case from inside the courtroom. we're posting updates and also the nbc 10 app. you can find full coverage at nbc10.com as well. we have new information about the helicopter crash that killed 12 marines in hawaii last month. officials now say they have found trace elements of dna from the victims. two helicopters crashed during a training exercise on the north shore of oahu. one of the marines killed in the crash is from cumberland county, another from chester county.
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now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 6:39. it is raining outside. i'm tracking heavy rainfall for later today. that with record warmth will lead to a big snow melt and could lead to flooding later today. low lying areas, areas of poor drainage at greatest risk. rain in wilmington. 42 degrees. even the pocono mountains above freezing. we're watching for the first rain drops that will be moving into the mountains. that's the view from camelback.ç now it's into new jersey and the heavier showers, they will be back this afternoon. now steady rainfall in trenton but it's going to break. we'll see a period where there's little to no rainfall this morning. that's going to allow temperatures to really warm up with strong southerly winds ahead of all of this rain that's due in later today.
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the heaviest will most likely be here for the evening commute. 9:00 this morning, scattered light rain showers. you'll need your rain gear all day long. it's going to be a strong umbrella that you'll need for this afternoon as the winds get gusty and the rain will be heavier. 11:00 this morning, light rain for reading and allentown. heavier rain at 1:00. that sweeps through the philadelphia area during the afternoon hours. moderate showers into the early evening hours. later in the evening, all the rain moves out, gusty winds will push them out of here later on. during the day today, look at the warm temperatures, 60 degrees in quakertown. upper 50s in allentown and reading, into the 60s with heavy rainfall this afternoon for trenton, mt. holly and norristown and at the shore, the temperatures climb into the upper 50s for atlantic city and cape may. 60s though for vineland and dover. we'll watch the snow quickly melt. 64 degrees for wilmington. a record-breaking 65 in
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philadelphia. and downpours into the early evening hours in swedesboro. look at the weekend forecast when i'm back with the seven-day forecast in ten minutes. all right. thank you, bill. 19 minutes before 7:00. time to get a check on commuters heading from south jersey into philly for work. >> nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has a look at that. >> the 42 freeway is doing okay at least in terms of volume. we have little pockets of volume headed towards the philadelphia area. our total drive time is a six-minute trip northbound from 55 headed to the walt whitman bridge. no real problems. we have a disabled vehicle around coles road off ramp. watch out for that. maybe backups there. the blue route is doing okay in terms of volume. you can see around germantown pike, a little bit of the roadway is looking like they were hit with rain. shiny, slippery roadways. also running into accidents because of that, lower gwynedd, west welsh road and north
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bethlehem pike. another accident scene in pottstown, charlottes street and grove valley. a warning about a man who tried to get a child in his car. which school district is issuing the warning and when the attempted luring happened. i'm drew smith in the digital operations center where we just talked with organizers of the democratic national convention. today they're bringing in a big outside company. we'll explain who they're trying to help.
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breaking news just in to our newsroom. a septa train slammed into a disabled cab that became stuck on the tracks. this happened on washington and cherry streets. >> in conshohocken in montgomery county.
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no one was in the cab at the time. police are on the scene. service is suspended on the norristown line. we'll get an update from jessica boyington coming up. we have a crew on the way to the story. we'll keep you updated onç air and our nbc 10 app. philadelphia police are on the lookout for a hit and run driver who ran down a mother and her two children in south philadelphia. surveillance video shows the 2001 red honda accord plowing through the intersection at dickinson yesterday while they were in the crosswalk. the car hit the mother, her 5-year-old son and 4-month-old daughter. >> police say the car is missing a side passenger mirror. the children are listed in stable condition, their mother is in critical but stable condition. detectives are hoping she may be able to provide more information about this crash or the driver when they speak with her later today. a bucks county school district is warning parents
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about an attempted child luring. administrators with the penn ridge school district say a man in his 20s tried to lure a child into his car after school yesterday at main and callowhill in perkasie. the child ran away and was not hurt. happening today, the zika virus is on the agenda at the montgomery county board of health meeting. the meeting is open to the public. the zika virus has been spreading fast across latin america and the caribbean, now down to the pacific. now there are concerns about it spreading here in the u.s. experts say the virus can cause severe birth defects. there are no confirmed cases of the virus in pennsylvania, new jersey or in delaware. 6:47. happening today, a huge company is turning its focus to small businesses here in philadelphia. in order to get ready for the democratic national convention that's six months away. nbc 10's drew smith is live in our digital operations center with more on how google is helping these small businesses. explain this, drew. >> it's how we do business these
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days with our smartphones or computers, using digital search tools. only half of the small businesses in our area have websites. so today google is partnering with organizers of the dnc. they're going to hold a workshop teaching owners how to get into the top search results and import store locations into the maps app. the partnerships will also allow businesses to build a free website. the dnc will be a big event in july. there will be all types of visitors, media and businesses. there will be businesses of all sizes that are trying to get involve with this. we talked to a dnc committee spokesman about today's effort to make it all more fair. >> yes, there will be the big businesses that will be there and have a seat at the table. they don't need much help. they have websites. there are a lot of local and diverse businesses here in philadelphia that need a leg up. >> today's workshop begins at 9:00 and it goes until noon. it will be at the kimmel center for the performing arts. i'm told there are more than 150
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businesses signed up. if it does reach capacity there will be more workshops down the line. this is the first in a series of eens have t events. live in the drrs drigital opera center, i'm drew smith, nbc 10 news. now first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> the streets are damp and clouds overhead, those will be with us all day long. 43 degrees. we're not seeing any cold this morning. we'reç warmer than normal, not only for morning temperatures but for afternoon, the normal high temperature is 41 degrees. we're headed for the 60s today. look at the clouds over cape may. that's a live view from the marina. seeing some showers in philadelphia. they'll be in cape may later today. scattered light showers now. a quick line of heavy showers have moved through the area, moving off to the northeast at 40 miles an hour. now it's light rain in reading, allentown and trenton area seeing light rain drops. we'll get a break from the rain and then the main event this
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afternoon, this heavier rainfall to the west will be sweeping during the afternoon and evening commutes. it will come with warm weather, 60 degrees. that's at lunch time today, that quick warmup, strong southerly winds and rain, that is warm will combine to melt the snow that's still on the ground and could combine to produce flooding later on today in poor drainage areas and low-lying areas. the risk of that is greatest in time for the evening commute, unfortunately. the 63 degree reading in philadelphia would break the record for day. we could see more than an inch of rain move through as it sweeps through the area. by 9:00 it's done. the runoff could cause minor river flooding into tomorrow morning. for today, it's going to be windy and warm and heavy rainfall during the afternoon and early evening hours. temperatures will range from 62 to 66 degrees this afternoon. the record is 62.
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i think we'll make it into the middle 60s today. tomorrow, no sign of the 60s and the rain is also gone. the gusty winds will still be here. really little change in the temperatures from morning to afternoon. a little chillier on friday but we'll see sunny skies for friday, high of 46 agrees. even though the mornings will be colder saturday and sunday, nice warmup in the afternoons. 52 degrees on sunday. partly sunny skies monday, there's a chance of rain and snow on tuesday. and fresh snow for the pocono mountains. >> bill, thanks. nine minutes before 7:00. we continue to follow breaking news. a septa train hit an unoccupied cab in conshohocken. jessica boyington, can you bring us up to speed? >> we have delays now and suspensions for mass transit for septa for its norristown line. it's suspended right now until further notice. we'll obviously keep you updated for that. the rest of the septa trains, am track, new jersey transit, d.a.r.t., patco, no delays or
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problems. just the norristown line is suspended due to the train accident. we have an zaet on 309 southbound at welsh road. we're starting to see slowdowns around the new jersey turnpike in runnemede. a dis-aled vehicle closing the ramp at exit 9a, the 42 ramp at coles road. the rest of our drive times we're seeing the normal slowdowns, the schuylkill expressway, 95 into center city, starting to be slow. the blue route having no problems so far this morning. coming up, a check of the day's headç liens and tlines, u need to know. and it's signing day. one one local quarterback is choosing to stay home. everybody is talking about it, the new o.j. simpson mini series.
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those are starting to fall apart. it's light rain falling in the city right now. as we go into the afternoon hours, that's within we'll see what's to our west and the southwest, that heavy rain due in this afternoon. light scattered showers this morning and temperatures rising, by noontime, 60 degrees. look at the rainfall amounts. just 100th of an inch at that time. we see it add up by this evening as it moves out of here, anywhere from half an inch to an inch and a third in the area with the rain melting snow through the evening hours. we're doing a check in with mass transit. there was a train accident where a train collided with a disabled vehicle on the tracks. so that is now making the norristown line suspended until further notice. you can check with septa's website for alternate service options online. tracy? happening today, bill cosby
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is back in court after explosive testimony yesterday. matt delucia is following that. >> and tracy, this is what it looked like here yesterday. cosby is facing criminal charges on a sex assault case dating back more than a decade ago. the issue being looked at right now is a promise made by bruce castor, a promise that cosby would not be prosecuted if he testified in a civil case. his lawyers say that word should be honored and want the criminal case dismissed. questions now for today, who else will be called to testify and what will the judge do? we'll be following that for you throughout the day. matt delucia, nbc 10 news. the democratic national convention begins in july but organizers are bringing in google today to get ready. they'll hold a workshop for small businesses who want to increase online presence before the convention. >> in atlantic city, city council will meet again tonight. last week's meeting got heated as residents expressed frustration over the state's
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financial takeover plan. the city budget is on the agenda again tonight. happening today, it's college signing day for some of the nation's top college high school football players. look for full coverage later today on nbc 10 from our sister network and comcast sports net. >> you'll see posts about the new o.j. simpsonç mini series. >> the people versus o.j. simpson, american crime story premiered last night. the series focuses on simpson's acquittal for the murders of his ex-wife, nicole brown simpson and her friend, ronald goldman. he was found liable for the deaths in a civil lawsuit. the former nfl star is now in prison following a 2008 conviction for kidnapping and armed robbery. o.j. says it's not happy about the show because of the way it depicts johnnie cochran. >> a lot of people are talking about it. >> get information on the nbc 10 app, including breaks news alerts plus traffic and weather alerts. the "today" show is next.
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