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try to break free. 6:00 a.m. on the nose this wednesday. good morning, this is "nbc10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. we're into june, but it is still cool out there, but i think we'll get a warmup. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley and the most accurate weather forecast for the neighborhood. we are, we're going to get a warmup that's nice in the forecast. not today. today is our last cooler than average day that you're going to notice. tomorrow, we start our climb. this is a live view outside easton, pennsylvania. you see still cloudy conditions. we'll deal with mostly cloudy conditions across the region. through the afternoon, we may see a break in sunshine. some sunshine trying to peek throughout. on radar and satellite, cloudy, but it isn't rainy. different from yesterday finally. we are tracking a few areas of sprinkles possible this morning. otherwise, nicer than yesterday but still on the cool side of things. here we are with the current
temperatures -- 54 in philadelphia and 52 in atlantic city. millville, you are at 53. allentown at 52. we'll get into the 60s later today, but that's it. we'll track the numbers for today and the big warmup for your weekend coming up. right now, we'll go to traffic with jessica boyington. thanks. we're watching the schuylkill expressway right now. watching police activity, as well. there's a crash on the eastbound side around spring garden street. you see traffic at a crawl. there's police activity and flashing lights to the left-hand lane which unfortunately is going to cause big delays moving through center city now, especially trying to get the accident scene over off into the shoulder. traffic slow approaching the eastbound point. the 42 freeway looks great, around the cameras at route 41, the northbound side here. that's what's moving toward philadelphia. the southbound side, maybe heading down the shore this morning, we look good there, as well. also watching the bailout, we'll end on -- the blue route, we'll
end on the drive times. looking great, 14 minutes in both directions to the schuylkill. speeds in the 60s. back to you. >> thank you. the woman at the center of bill cosby's sexual assault trial has emerged from 12 years of silence. >> andrea constand will take the stand again today after describing to the jury yesterday how her friendship with the comedian took an unwanted turn. matt delucia is live with more of her testimony and what's ahead. walk us through this. >> reporter: right. yesterday inside the courtroom, bill cosby's lawyers tried to go after andrea constand's story, trying to poke holes in the story. and we are expecting that to continue today when she returns to the stand. we're also expecting to hear from constand's mother on the witness stand later today. she made her first public appearance yesterday testifying as the prosecution's key witness. she testified for four hours yesterday, answering questions and describing her interactions with comedian bill cosby and how it started as a professional relationship that evolved into a
friendship and then constand said cosby made unwanted advances -- eventually drugging and assaulting her in 2004. she spoke about the visit to cosby's cheltenham home that year. she wanted to talk about her future with the temple women's basketball team. cosby gave her three blue pills, started grabbing her. she was incapacitated and woke up the next morning and lceft hs house. she said at the time she didn't want to stir up trouble and feared retaliation. con stands's lawyer outside -- constand's lawyer outside the courthouse called her testimony brave. >> i think she realizes this is something that she has to do. she's willing to do it, and i think she's doing a superb job. >> reporter: also yesterday out the courthouse, more of cosby's accusers showed up. some of them were wearing pins. looking live outside the courthouse in norristown, you see the folks are getting ready again. there's media from around the country here covering this
trial. of course we're expecting more to happen in the coming hours with andrea constand back on the witness stand. we'll stay tuned for that. matt delucia, nbc10 news. >> you can count on money at the bring you every -- count on nbc10 to bring you every detail. watch full coverage on air and on line. we're following breaking news overseas. we just learned two security guards are dead and more than 30 people hurt following twin attacks by militants in iran's capital of tehran. isis is claiming responsibility for the attacks at the department building and a shrine. shots are still being fired at the parliament building now. we'll bring you updates on air and on the nbc10 app. back at home, a philadelphia woman who was seven months pregnant was shot as she was walking out of her home. police say that she was an innocent bystander. she was hit in the leg as she stepped outside her nicetown neighborhood yesterday. right now she's in stable condition. officers are looking for the
shooter. a sentencing date has yet to be set for a bucks county man found guilty on all counts of sexually assaulting six sisters. jurors found lee kaplan guilty of all 17 counts including child rape. the girls' parents allegedly gifted their oldest daughter to kaplan because he helped them financially. the parents have already been convicted of child endangerment. an escaped prisoner who police looked for for two days in bucks county is back in jail this morning. police say someone spotted daniel selby jr. sleeping in a pickup truck on county line road in warrington yesterday. central bucks school district put seven schools on lockdown. police got another 911 call from a man saying he saw selby hiding in the bushes near a town home community. >> police officer turns on to county line road from kansas, and i roll my window down. i'm screaming at him to, you know -- he crossed the road. he's in the neighborhood there. >> officers were able to surround selby jr. and arrest
him. the "washington post" has dropped the bombshell report about president trump and the investigation into his campaign's alleged russian ties. it claims that in march, trump asked the director of national intelligence to get then-fbi director james comey to back off its investigation of the then-nsa chief, michael flynn. this comes a day before comey is set to testify in front of the senate on the russia investigation and his interaction with the president. representative al green of texas, meanwhile, says he'll draft articles of impeachment against president trump today over his firing. fbi director james comey. green called for the president to be impeached last month. he says when trump fired comey, he obstructed justice. since then, green says he has received multiple death threats. articles of impeachment are a statement of allegations. the president can only be impeached by a majority vote in the house which is controlled by republicans. 6:06 and 54 degrees. french leaders will consider
new counterterrorism measures after a hammer-wielding man attacked a police officer outside the famed notre dame cathedral in paris. [ siren ] police say theal algerian student shouted "this is for syria" as he went after the officer yesterday. other officers managed to shoot and wound him. at least 600 people were trapped in the church while police secured the area. this comes days after a tourist attack at a sight n london over the weekend. attackers drove into a -- at a site in london over the weekend. attackers drove into a crowd and then randomly stabbed people. a victim was found in the river, the eighth victim. nearly 50 others were hurt. let's give you a look at haverford avenue in norburg. the sun is up -- >> was there the other day getting flowers. >> nice. lights are up there. 54 in philadelphia.
it will warm a bit, but how's the forecast look? >> still cool add to but it gets much warmer in time for the weekend. here's a look if philadelphia now. this is in center city. and you see right at the bottom of the screen, bright sunlight. it's hidden behind a good layer of clouds in the area. that's going to be the problem with today. there will be clouds throughout the region. i think from time to time the clouds will break or open up a little bit. you'll see some peeks of sun. it will not be a sunny day by any means. that comes a few days later. here's the wide perspective radar and satellite again. we see this kind of rotation that's still pumping moisture our direction. and not really in the form of rain, but in the form of cloud cover. on top of that, just sprinkles possible throughout your morning commute. you may need the windshield wipers but only briefly. in philadelphia, 54 where we are now at 6:08 this morning. we'll go to your lunchtime, about 62 degrees. problem is we don't warm that much in the afternoon. 66 by 4:00. winds around 5 to 15 miles per
hour. winds are the problem here. they're coming in again from the east like yesterday. that keeps us in the 60s. for the lehigh valley, same deal. 57 at 10:00 a.m. mid 60s, about 64 at 2:00. there's the icon showing the peeks of sunshine that are possible throughout the day. along the shore, slightly cooler due to the onshore breeze. 59 degrees around 10:00 a.m. 60 at your lunch hour. low 60s 2:00 to 4:00. 63 down to 61 degrees. we've got 60s for today. in the days to come, we're actually looking at temperatures that are going to rise right on into the 70s. then the 19980s, then the 90s. yesterday, 60s. today, 60s. there it is -- 70s, 80s, still 80 saturday. 90s to come for a good long stretch. we'll get to that with your ten day on 10 coming up. >> that looks good. thank you. let's see if the ride looks good on this wednesday morning. >> jessica boyington, i was
looking -- i see problems there, is that the schuylkill? yeah, of course it's the schuylkill. watching the schuylkill schuylkill. first problem spot of the morning. eastbound around spring garden street. you see actually a few fire engines on the scene. one lane getting by at a time, crawling through. eastbound at spring garden street. two vehicles involved, one over into the shoulder, another one off before the split off the amp ramp here. to get to the scene, everything is to the two left-hand lanes, everything to the shoulder getting by. we'll see delays especially since we're getting right into the beginnings of the morning rush on the schuylkill. watching mass transit, doylestown train running about 15 minutes late for train 514. trenton inbound service dealing with crew issues. we're seeing some delays there. remember, they're still shuttle bussing people in kenwood, as well. and this portion, you see the
strip of red on the maps system. eastbound and westbound between warren avenue and route 352, we'll end over here. we have this water main break out in abington. the water main is under control, but edgehill road for emergency construction and repairs between north tyson avenue and easton road is still closed. >> thank you. the area's greatest white is on the move again. and how this locally made balloon could help fight terrorism. and ahead, mistaken for a boy. soccer stars show support for a little girl who says her haircut got her team disqualified.
it's being called the subway ride from hell. passengers tried to break out of a subway train after being stuck for an hour with no power or air conditioning. they used their fingers to try to force open the doors and windows. it happened last night at a manhattan subway station. a witness on the platform said the train's windows were fogged over, and everyone was dripping with sweat and begging to get out. >> at some point people were saying we're going to die, how are we going to get out of here. we started to discuss who's in charge of leading people out, we'll break windows if we have to. >> the doors eventually opened. a spokeswoman said a mechanical issue is to blame. that must have scary, though. >> wow. a little girl in nebraska says her team was knocked out of a soccer tournament, disqualified because she looks like a boy. >> yeah. this is really an interesting story. now some of the biggest names in usa socker are offering their support -- soccer are offering their support. millie hernandez is 8. her team was suddenly disqualified from the finals of
a tournament over the weekend. millie believes her short hair led organizers to think that she's a boy. >> just because i look like a boy doesn't mean i am a boy. they don't have a reason to kick the whole club out. >> yeah. i not she's absolutely right. the tournament organizers say the disqualification of millie's team had nothing to do with her appearance, that a misprint on the team's roster listed millie as a boy. and that's a violation of the rules. that's why they removed the team from the finals. meanwhile, former u.s. soccer star abby wambach tweeted in part, "dear millie hernandez, you are amazing in every way. thank you for teaching us how to be brave and shining a light on something show hurtful." and former star mia. ha tweets, "hey -- mia hamm, tweets, "hey, millie, we would love to host you at one of our camps." that's at the first soccer academy. i can't believe -- if there's a misprin misprint on a program, fix it. fix it and get the team on the
roster. don't understand the problem. >> they should be able to play. >> they should be able to. i think it will be a temporary situation. in the long term, millie will make out really great. >> a good thing to happen. a simple mistake that happened that was hurtful. now it's going to be -- she's going to get rewarded for that. >> end occupy jimmy fallon, the whole nine yards. >> on "ellen." ellen will take her for sure. >> yeah, for sure. we'll get you to work, lots of stuff going on. we're just starting to see pretty big delays on the schuylkill expressway. it's awful. look at this -- wait. so this is actually new. all traffic has stopped. that's awesome. right on the schuylkill expressway, around spring garden. the eastbound side. looks like they're trying to clear this out of the way. the fire engine moving now away from the scene or at least pulling into the shoulder up here. it looks like they're pulling out of the way. since the traffic was backed up,
we could have seen this shut down five minutes or so, it could cause a big backup on the schuylkill. watching still over into the shoulder of the eastbound side, there's a few vehicles involved. also that are over into the shoulder, and right in the center part of the ramp, the off ramp to spring garden street. that's going to cause a big delay. and seeing the beginnings of a delay on 95. southbound from woodhaven to the vine street expressway, 19 minutes. average speeds there into the 40s. a slowdown there. watching sun glare. can even really see the roads on the garden state parkway at the toll plaza. a good drive northbound and southbound. just reduced visible. back to you. >> thanks. 54 degrees outside. 6:18. we've been having some dreary mornings as of late. look at this -- krystal klei promised we would see the sun sometime today. yeah, and we'll see peeks of sun in and out throughout the
day. this is at camel back mountain. nice view. these are rest of our live cameras throughout the neighborhoods. i want to point out a few things. we've got the new jersey camera, you see a little sunshine. we've got our suburbs camera, this is actually at our station in balakinwood. sun peeking fl ining -- peeking. 54 philly. 48 in the suburbs. low 50s the rest of the board here. cloudy in the lehigh valley and delaware. today we'll lean toward the clouds. we will subcommittee cracks of sun-- we will see cracks of sunlight. we'll have cracks of sun through later in the day and the early evening hours. it's not completely gray. we're talking a big warmup in the days to come. i think things are looking pretty good. on the first alert radar view, the clouds are overhead across the board. hard to tell on our satellite layover here. kind of the grayish color. spots of green west of our viewing zone. sprinkles throughout the morning are possible. we do not expect heavy rain and not much in terms of showers
either. today, mostly cloudy, cracks of sun, 66 degrees. tomorrow, up to 72. friday, we get to average for this time of year, 80 is the forecast temperature that we're looking at, friday with mostly sunny conditions. in the suburbs, 65. upper 70s through friday. that's about the same forecast for the lehigh valley and berks county. in new jersey today, 66 degrees. the shore today, 62 degrees. in delaware, 67. through the next few days, the shore will stay cooler, up to 71 on friday. both new jersey and delaware, around 80 degrees. if you're heading to the shore, here's the shorecast this weekend. 75 for saturday. avalon, 78 sunday. nice weekend to be out here. 80s at rehoboth beach and near that in flick city. how about the -- in atlantic city. how about the ten day on 10 -- 90s will return. there they are by sunday in philadelphia, 92. we hold on to the 90s through wednesday.
if we keep these 90s for four days, that will be the second heat wave already this season. 6:21. communities in philadelphia can help fight hunger on their way to work. still ahead, the effort to feed children and how you can join in. plus, attackers arrested. the boys police say are behind this beating of a mentally disabled man are in police custody, and now they're under investigation for another assault. the new developments next. caress, with floral fusion oil is more than one thing. it's soft skin and fine fragrance. discover more than one thing with caress. soft skin, fine fragrance. caress.
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he doesn't deserve. he's a good guy, and he's very friendly. so for -- for him, for them to do that to him, it's wrong. >> the police picked up the boys ages 12 to 15 at school yesterday. they're looking for a fourth suspect. police tell us two of the suspects involved in the incident are also connected to an attack on a school principal who was hit in the face with a brick while trying to break up a fight. good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with you right now watching the roads. we're watching the schuylkill expressway, still actually things improving now. we're seeing really big delays on the eastbound side approaching spring garden because of a crash. i'll check in with drive times at 6:30. for now, we'll check on today's forecast with meteorologist krystal klei. and look at this gorgeous view in center city. you see the clouds hanging overhead. the sun trying to break through today. a cool day, but that sun really takes over the forecast by the weekend.
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caught in the crossfire. a 6-year-old boy shot when violence erupts near a park. and voters determine the two candidates who will battle it out to replace governor christie. summer rental scam. the new warning for anyone looking to book a vacation at the jersey shore. good morning on this wednesday, june 7th.
this is "nbc10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. welcome back. for your return, no rain outside this morning. krystal klei says actually we'll even see the sun today. krystal? yeah. finally seeing a better forecast. the temperatures will be delayed on the better side of things, cool out there today. here's the view in wilmington, delaware, over frawley stadium. it's a gray picture that we got now. we are going to see clouds today. a good deal of them. mostly cloudy, but at times, a period of partly cloudy conditions as the sun tries to break through a little. in philadelphia, same deal. right now it's gray out there. don't be surprised by some sunlight throughout the day, breaking through the clouds. and allowing things to look a little better than they have the last couple of days. current temperatures, we're at 54 in philadelphia. and in wilmington, allentown at 52 right now. take a comparison to yesterday at the exact same time. 12 degrees cooler right now in wilmington. 11 degrees cooler in coatesville. and 11 degrees cooler in vinelands. you're going to notice as you
step out you may want the light jacket. through the day, we will stay only in the 60s. we get back to average and way above in the days to come. we'll look at that coming up. now, we'll look at traffic with jessica boyington. >> thanks. we're starting on the schuylkill expressway right now. we do still have a problem right around spring garden street on the eastbound side. now most of the problem has cleared. earlier we were seeing all lanes shut down. and then we were seeing one lane with one car at a time trickling by. that's cleared out of the way, and the fire engines that were on scene have been removed. two police cars left with the vehicles over into the shoulder and into the center median here before that off ramp. again, this is the eastbound schuylkill expressway around spring garden street. let's look at drive times. a few minutes ago, huge delays on the eastbound side. let's see if there are improvements. eastbound, nope. no improvements from the blue route to the vine street expressway. 58 minutes now. average speeds down into the teens, especially approaching through senior city. westbound doing obviously a bit
better. we're almost at an hour trip now heading eastbound on the schuylkill. 73 at 295, traffic looks good. a good note there. we'll end on north and south, route 73 a good drive. back to you. >> thank you. 6:32. and 54 degrees outside. now to delaware and a little boy's fight for survival after he was caught in a gun's -- gunman's line of fire meant for someone else. the boy and his mom were both struck in the shooting in wilmington. police say they were innocent bystanders. pamela osborne is live outside a.i. dupont hospital for children where the boy is in critical condition. pam? >> reporter: as you said, that 6-year-old boy wasn't the intended target of the shooting, but he was shot in the head. his 31-year-old mother was shot in the arm. and at last check, she was in stable condition at another hospital. the mother and son were at a park at 6th and spruce when someone opened fire.
officers on patrol heard the gunshots. they responded right away and found the two had been hit. they started treating them until paramedics arrived on the scene and transported them to the hospital. this all happened in broad daylight near a school, a church. we talked to a community activist who is urging people with information to come forwards. >> i think it's a travesty. you know, i went to school up the street there. and we never had this kind of problem when i was young. these are mistakes that you can't walk away from. you can't say i'm sorry and it's over. you know, somebody has to be held responsible for this. >> reporter: police shut down much of the area as they searched for the shooter and any evidence the shooter may have left behind. we found out the 6-year-old attends thomas jed son charter school. they tell us he's the sweetest kid. they say they're praying for him, his family, and for the violence to end here in wilmington. the mayor of wilmington also chiming in, vowing to do
everything he can through law enforcement, through needed programs and services to reduce the violence that now this mother and son have become the latest victims of. reporting live, pamela osborne, nbc10 news. now to the results of the new jersey primary. >> voters have decided who will face off in november to replace new jersey governor chris christie. current governor kim guadagno was the winner of yesterday's republican primary. she took almost half of the votes. she will be going up against democrat phil murphy, a former ambassador and goldman sachs executive. we heard from both of the candidates following their wins. >> i'm so very proud to be our party's nominee for the governor of new jersey. >> four more years of christie-style politics won't clean up the mess the governor has made, but we will. >> murphy is pushing for a $15 minimum wage, legalized marijuana, and funding for
planned parenthood. guadagno is focused on tax cuts and making the state more affordable. frank moran will be the next mayor of camden. voters chose the city council president over two other democrats in the primary, and there's no republican challenger. he will replace mayor dana redd. the race for mayor in atlantic city is so close that it could come down to a count of mail-in ballots. right now, only 100 votes separate city councilman marty small from frank gilliam. the winner will take on republican mayor dawn guardian on november 7th. voters approved an $11 million referendum for the school district. they had threatened to cut jobs and programs if the referendum failed as it did in february. now that it's been passed, the school tax will be increased the next two years. voters also chose candidates for the new jersey state assembly. go to our website or the nbc10 app to see those results. 6:35.
now to a look at headlines -- >> a chef in new jersey could face up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to a conspiracy charge in a child pornography case. prosecutors say alexander capaso and his girlfriend sexually abused a boy and a girl to make child pornography. he worked at restaurants in collingswood and philadelphia before his arrest in 2015. his sentencing is scheduled for september. in montgomery county, residents still need to boil their water before drinking it after this water main break. the repairs to the broken main are finished in abington. the break sent thousands of gallons of water rushing from edgehill road to tyson avenue on monday. water service is back to normal, but the boil water advisory will have to be followed for the next few days. folks in the trenton area are okay now to drink their water. a problem at the treatment plant caused chlorine levels to drop monday. residents were told to boil their water. the problem has been fixed, and the order has been lifted. a company looking to put a
medical marijuana facility in theeh getting the green light. bethlehem township approved the plan. the company hopes to have a state permit by next month. it's one of hundreds of companies competing for just 39 available permits p. pennsylvania legalized medical marijuana last year, and the program is expected to be fully implemented by next year. to the jersey shore, town leaders are expected to vote on a smoking ban for the north wildwood boardwalk. if passed, the ban would take effect in january of next year. anyone caught lighting up on the boardwalk would face a $250 fine. wildwood passed a similar bill last month. in camden county, the cooper river park could add boat representals to the things to do -- rentals to the things to do there. they're taking bids for a boat rental service. people would be able to rent paddleboats and kay yaks from july -- kayaks from july to september. 6:37. 54 degrees. it's cooler than we're used to, but it's drier than we're used
to. looking to the weekend, 80s and 90s. we have to get through today. drying out. lingering rain in new england, but that's out of our hair. we still see cloud coverage against the area. we'll continue today with some clouds, some peeks of sun as we go through the day. here are the temperatures. 54 at 8:00 too many mid to upper 60s forecast highs on the planner. as you see this around 4:00, the 67-degree mark. still clouds out there. i wouldn't be surprised by some breaks in the clouds, as well, meaning a little sun peeks flew. in the suburbs, 62 at noon. by 4:00 p.m., 64 degrees. in the lehigh valley, 62 by lunch hour. by 4:00 p.m., 64 the expected temperature.
not bad in the afternoon. not where it should be. we should be right near 80 degrees across the region. it is the beginning of june. in delaware, 56 at 8:00 a.m. 63 lunchtime, 66 by 4:00. about the same in new jersey. cooler, low 60s along the jersey shore. here's the hour-by-hour forecast. through the morning, we might see sprinkles, drizzle out there. for the most part, we stick with clouds, not really the rain like yesterday. by lunchtime, breaks in the clouds, sunshine trying to get through. still mostly cloudy across the map, even until 6:30 in the evening. spot showers all we will see. really it looks like a more dry forecast today. temperatures in the 60s. that's what we've got to battle. and we do battle it in the days to come. afternoon highs, yesterday we were at 69. today, forecasting 66. look as we go thursday. 72. climbing closer to average. friday, 80, and saturday, above average. we'll get to the ten day on 10 coming up.
6:40. we'll look at the schuylkill. >> problems eastbound? yeah, eastbound, problems at center city starting to slow down. drive times are doing better. we're seeing relief because they're allowing traffic to move through the area. two vehicles left on the scene. earlier we had all lanes shut down approaching spring gardens street. now there are two cop cars left and road flares. still at 41 minutes. here we go down to 38 minutes. eastbound from the blue route to the vine, average speeds into the 20s. we're gaining grounds. you can see it's slow. i imagine it will take longer to get further down especially because we're in the beginnings of rush hour. everybody's heading out the door now. a disabled vehicle in white marsh, ridge pike at church road. the 42 freeway looks good for the most part. we're seeing the typical slowdown in the northbound side.
nothing really big on -- from 55 to the walt whitman bridge. if you're headed toward philadelphia now, typical slowdowns. nothing major to report there. we'll end in malvern. a downed tree is closing a portion of the pike. eastbound and westbound, at warren avenue and route 352. >> thanks. now, if you only buy a lottery ticket when there's a jumbo jackpot, make time. tonight's the night. >> next, the drawing with a giant payout. also, a daunting delivery. next, the scare that brought doctors running as the philliphillies -- the philly zoo's latest star came into the world. don't worry, there's a happy ending.
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water. the department of homeland security commissioned the project after superstorm sandy flooded out some interconnected new york subway stations. new york city will soon get the tunnel plugs. your electricity bills will soon start falling if you're an atlantic city electric customer. starting this month, customers will get a monthly bill credit that will average around $4.30. that money is the result of a $22 million merger between parent company pepco and exelon. meantime, two local stores are among the 72 that sears and kmart announce read closing. the company released a list yesterday of the new closures. that's in addition to the more than 180 announced earlier this year. the sears in vineland and the kmart in manchua will close. most of the stores are slated to shut down in september. and police in three shore communities are warning about an old rental scam that's targeting new victims. avalon, ocean city, and long beach township, police want you to pay closer attention to the
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the disturbing text messages at the center of a controversial trial. we have shows stories, and well wishes pouring in for the clooneys as they welcome the arrival of their twins. and a live performance from tlc when we get started on a wednesday morning. back to you. >> look forward to that. and we'll celebrate your award from last night, savannah. a gracie. >> oh! thank you very much. yes, the "today" show won an award, and the story we did -- it did, as well. thank you. i can't believe -- news travels fast. >> yes, it does. >> imagine. >> i guess my mom called you. >> see you at 7:00. >> all right. in ocean city today, thousands of volunteers are expected to participate in the annual barnicut bay blitz. they'll remove trash and debris from the bay area. this is video from the event a couple years ago. since 2011, volunteers have collected thousands of bags of garbage along the bay. and mary lee is back. >> yeah, the great white shark
surfaced in the water off ventner last night. take a look at where she's been from a shark tracking website. in the past week, mary lee has traveled from atlantic city up the atlantic coast to asbury park, and then back again. we'll keep track of mary lee as she travels along the jersey shore and delaware beaches. you can also go to nbc10.com to track mary lee's movements yourselves. from the shore we go to wilmington. and we show you a -- a skyline shot. that's a little bit cloudier than the sun we saw a few minutes ago at camel back, right, krystal? wah-wah -- >> that is true. today what we're going to be dealing with is kind of what tracy described. sometimes you're looking outside, it's cloudy. sometimes a break of sunshine. that's what we will see throughout. still leaning toward mostly cloudy, though. in philadelphia, right now it's also a little cooler than you might like. we're at 51 degrees in chestnut hill. and west mt. airy. 54 at the airport location. that's the official reading for
the area. and 53 at fox chase to torresdale. light jacket as you head out. here's one thing you don't need, though -- an umbrella. nice, right? what we're doing today is really starting to dry things out across our area. getting ready for high pressure to build in. what does that mean? it means this big bubble of warmer air is going to build in, keep us dry and keep those temperatures rising. right now, you s clouds in place. we really don't have much rain to track. a little just to the west of us. and i wouldn't be surprised if there's a few sprinkle that's aren't picking up on radar. overall, this is a much better morning than yesterday at th wind forecast for today -- they're not going to be terribly strong. 5 to 15 miles per hour. notice where the winds are coming from. again, a northeast push which again means cooler air is moving in. there won't be the case much longer. we'll shift to a southwest/west flow. once that happens, temperatures will soar. today things stay cooler than average. 68 in summerton. 65 in westchester today. and 65 in allentown, as well.
notice the icons. most show the clouds, little peeks of sunshine out there. hammondton, 65. 67es,his t 63cool for as well. is where the warmup really the 70s by tomorrowthenou get i. and . we will also see 90s t suburbs, around new jersey awen. 90s hold on to the ten-day few. >> all right. don't worry au very forecast, i glanced to the pulling into the vine street expressway looks like. >> jetia,.
starting to see delay n where we're watching here.fortu inne's blocking one of the full. so you canre and police officers there, as well. on the vine aac see pretty big delays backing u expressway. we had eastbound side just around spter they cleared most of th 33 minutes right now fromt t ea vehicle in white marsh, r back in about five minutes. we'll check back in with the vine. >> thank you. you can now ride septa and fight hunger at the same time.
septa and the nonprofit group fill abundance -- tracy happens to be on the board of fill abundance -- they kicked off their annual food drive yesterday. the stop hunger at your station event collects staple food items to help feed philadelphia students from summer -- over summer vacation. you can drop off donations in red barrels at 43 septa stations and transportation centers. and now you can see a brand-new baby gorilla at the philadelphia zoo. >> this little guy was born on friday. the zoo had to bring in a team of delivery experts -- >> wow -- >> -- when mom kyra started looking distressed in labor. she ended up delivering a healthy boy. you can check them out at the pico primate reserve where another baby gorilla, amani lives. and visitors to the pittsburgh zoo can see a baby elephant that was born prematurely last month. the calf made its debut last wednesday. officials are waiting to see how the baby girl adjusts to the rest of the herd before they name it. >> doing just fine with the trunk. next, back with the day's top headlines.
or payment each month to waive the monthly fee. and there's no minimum balance. you're all right with simply right checking from santander bank. ♪ are you feeling all right, baby? ♪ a few minutes before 7:00. new information on breaking news overseas. we've learned a siege at the iranian parliament is over, and four attackers are dead. two security guards were killed, and 30 others were hurt when militants stormed the department building and a shrine in tehran. isis is claiming responsibility for the twin attacks. and now a look at the local stories we'll be following for you today. >> bill cosby's main accuser is expected to take the stand again in montgomery county. the defense will continue to question andrea constand and also her mother. yesterday, constand said cosby gave her three pills that left
her incapacitated. then he assaulted her in his elkins park home in 2004. cosby has pleaded not guilty. this morning, a 6-year-old remains in critical condition after he and his mother were shot near a park in wilmington. the kindergartener's teacher said the perpetrator was aiming for someone else when the child and his mother were shot yesterday afternoon. police are still searching for the shooter. good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with you watching the roads, moving through center city. watching the vine here, cameras at 24th street. there's a crash on the westbound side. that's taking out the left-hand lane. looks like a tow truck on the scene. police officers there, as well. we're only seeing a few lanes getting by on the vine. the westbound side toward the schuylkill see something slowdowns. there's a crash in abington on highland avenue around susquehanna road. and the schuylkill expressway still pretty slow on the eastbound side following an earlier crash around spring garden street. 31 minutes now from the blue route to the vine. average speeds are down into the
20s. watching that and we'll end with this water main break in abington on edgehill road. closed between north tyson avenue and easton road. the water main break is clear, we're just dealing with construction and road repairs. this morning, looking at light drizzle possible. temperature this afternoon, 66 degrees. look at the warmup as we move forward. 72 on thursday, 80 by friday. that's average for this time of year. into the weekend, saturday at 86. sunday up to 92 degrees. then we just continue with 90s into the workweek all the way through wednesday which will be our next heat wave. >> i am just focused on those big suns. >> lots of sunshine, yeah. looks very good. >> sure does. >> i'm focused on the fact that you didn't get the memo that we're wearing blue today. >> yeah -- >> you got to read your emails. >> i don't remember the group text. we'll have local updates throughout the morning. you can always get realtime news, weather, and traffic on the nbc10 app. >> don't forget to follow us on social media.
thanks for watching the "today" show starts right now. good morning. breaking news. rare terror attacks in iran's capital. gunmen opening fire inside parliament and at a nearby shrine. at least two people dead, nearly 30 others wounded. this morning, isis reportedly claiming it was behind both attacks. never again. a new report claims then-fbi director james comey asked the attorney general not to leave him alone with president trump. this, after that meeting where he allegedly felt pressure to end an investigation into a key white house adviser. and a new report that the attorney general offered to resign, amid growing tension between him and the president. face-to-face. the accuser at the center of