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>> good morning, it is 6:00 a.m. on this saturday, october 18. here's some of the stories we're following on "action news." firefighters in burlington county work to douse the flames in a home overnight. philadelphia city officials say they are ready to handle anyone who tests positive for ebola in our area. and winds of change, we'll transition to some of the coolest temperatures we've seen in a while this weekend. meteorologist chris sowers joins us with a look exactly when the changes are blowing in. >> reporter: they are lock knocking on the door now. what's funny with the mildness earlier this month, this is what
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we saw last year at this time. if you don't know at home, i'm a big winter weather fan. i'm cheering it on. it's similar, the pattern, i've overlooked a couple of things. we had a big warmup to start october. this year has been the same way. the cool down, the same thing happened in october last year. as you look outside, you can see how quiet it is and the temperatures are mild, during the the course of the day you'll see the wind pick up and the clouds move in overhead. quakertown, 51 degrees, warrington, 5. center city, 55 degrees, levittown, 56. cinnaminson, 56. glassboro, 57. gandys beach 58. avalon, 62. here it is, this is the culprit right here, you can see the counter clockwise swirl that's
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an area of low pressure we have a trailing cold front sweeping through pittsburgh that will charge east. maybe a couple of showers develop for the poconos later on. down in the delaware valley it looks nice, mostly sunny, clouds around from time to time, temperatures topping out in the mid to upper 60s. 62 degrees by the a.m., lunchtime, 66. 3:00 p.m. 67 degrees, temperatures tomorrow, however, it will be much, much cooler and with the wind it will feel like the mid 40s all afternoon. i'll have that in the seven day. >> we have the latest on the ebola crowd break that is causing travel headaches. some are questioning whether it's safe to fly after a nurse who tested positive for oab traveled while sick. the crews ship carnival magic is on its way back to its home port. it was turned away in coz mel mexico because a person on board
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handled labs from thomas duncan. she has voluntarily gone into quarantine on the ship. amber vincent flew from dallas to cleveland. two days later she contracted ebola while caring for duncan. >> air travel is in fact how this disease crosses borders and it's how it got to texas in the first place. frontier airline contacted all those who shared the airplane with vincent. 21 days is how long it will take to become sick after being exposed. meanwhile, nurse nina pham being treated at the national institute for health in maryland is in fair condition. governor tom corbett said
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three pennsylvanians were on the plane with the nurse who tested positive for ebola. the cdc has cleared them to return to the state. the governor tried to relieve fears about that happening. >> you need to have more than a presence in the same airplane. you need to have some type of transference and touching of bodily fluids. we're trying to calm everybody down. meanwhile, barack obama named ron klain always the ebola czar. should someone in our area test pose continue for ebola, mayor nutter and city officials discussed their preparation plans to deal with the outbreak,
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"action news" reporter, david henry has the details. >> i want to reassure all the philadelphians and the folks in the area, our team is working very, very hard and we know what we are doing. >> reporter: the city health commissioner said all city hospitals are prepared to treat and treat anyone who shows up with ebola. there are no cases of ebola in philadelphia, but if one shows up, it will show up at the university of pennsylvania hospital. it has agreed to treat healthcare workers who get infected in africa. anyone who has symptoms call for an ambulance or go to a hospital emergency room. if someone shows up at a city health center, it says the workers are well protected. >> we have gloves and gowns and
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masks. >> reporter: they may have gowns, but not body suits. the people who staff the ambulances say they are not protected. the head of the firefighters union said they have class b body suits and told to use a lower grade suits. >> if you have first responders contaminated and wind up contracting the disease, you can't say we'll adjust it to this. >> reporter: the city will base its policy on whatever comes out of the cdc. >> there's been no cases saying that the suits don't work. every instance of contamination has been putting it on incorrectly or taking it off incorrectly. i'm david henry, channel 6 "action news". >> stay with "action news" for continuing coverage on ebola. we're also posting the latest at and 6abc news app. and you can follow breaking updates on our twitter and facebook pages. new this morning, three
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people escaped a burning home in burlington county. 911 calls came in at 1:30 when flames broke out on union avenue in willingboro. they are investigating the possibility that utilities were shut off and residents were using candles for light. the official cause has not been determined. >> philadelphia police are looking for a man in connection with the stabbing death of his girlfriend. 51-year-old lottie denny was found stabbed several times inside her home on south 63rd street in southwest philadelphia. denny a prison guard hadn't been seen since tuesday. police say there were no signs of forced entry, but it appears there was a struggle. her missing truck was found last night in south philadelphia. police in atlantic city continue to investigate the discovery of a bullet inside a school cafeteria.
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the discovery led to a lockdown at the institute of technology. they found nothing. police are looking for four women involved in a road rage incident with a school bulls. investigators say saint catherine drexel students on the bus were arguing with the women in the suv. >> the suv cuts off the bus and two women get out of the suv and one comes out of the baseball bat and striking the school bus several times breaking a window. >> one student suffered minor cuts from the shattered glass and treated at the school. >> from our new jersey
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newsroom. chris christie passed a sports betting law. students applying to duquesne university in pittsburgh have one less thing to worry about. the school will have test score requirements for students applying for education or pharmacy degrees. john simon was named the 14th president yesterday, the internationally renown comems is chemical i -- economist.
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the owls take their three game winning streak on the road to houston, we'll tell you where the game shifted. >> from scary to cute, dozens of pumpkins help you get into the halloween spirit in chester county. >> reporter: i think mother nature will help us get into the halloween spirit, as well. these are presenter windchills across the great lake states, this chilly air is sliding into our neck of the woods. i'll show you wha
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>> halloween came early to a west chester school this is the 11th annual parade ofrly to a pumpkins, students, parents and school staff dressed up and showed off their halloween costumes. this was a fundraisers money raised benefits bringing hope home an organization helping families affected by cancer. when you look outside, the leaves are all green, still. >> reporter: we're starting to get color in the immediate philadelphia area. last week in my development i have one yellow tree and all the rest is green. it's like mother nature said this one is fall and this one is summer. let's go live on sky 6. the cooler temperatures that we're seeing now, the majority of the change in color has to do
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with the fact the days are getting shorter and the nights are longer. the cooler weather helps, as well. what we'll experience over the next three days will help conditions along you'll see the leaves change quickly shortly. that's the view over the ben franklin bridge. it's 59 degrees, we don't have too much of a breeze, that will pick up as the day wears on. winds out of the south/southwest at 7 miles per hour. 51 in in allentown. millville, 58. sea isle city, 62 degrees and on the boardwalk in atlantic city, 62 degrees. we're seeing high, thin clouds north and west, clear conditions across interior sections of south jersey also including the coast there and showers well west of the viewing area getting into central pennsylvania harrisburg and state college reporting wet weather, but even that is very, very light.
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this this is all in advance of the area of low pressure diving off to the south and east. behind the cold front the air significantly changes. we have windchills in the 20s and 30s. feels like 27 at international falls, air temperatures to the north are in the 20s, feels like 32 degrees the freezing mark in sault st. marie. it's this cold front that will make a run toward the delaware valley. we're ahead of this cold front. winds out of the southwest at about, let's say, 15 to 20 miles per hour. higher gusts up to 25. there will be high, thin clouds, but it will be breezy. sunday, winds shift out of the west, northwest, it will be windy, you'll feel the difference, high temperatures will struggle only getting into the mid 50s tomorrow afternoon. in philadelphia, places like allentown and reading, 51 tops. it's going to be a chilly day. future tracker 6 later this afternoon, a combination of high
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clouds and sunshine. overnight tonight becoming cloudy, tomorrow morning waking up to sunshine. you can is see how quiet it is. during the arch, temperatures will struggle. according to the forecast model tomorrow afternoon. everybody well below average. allentown, barely cracking 50 degrees, philadelphia, 54, 55. wilmington, 68, trenton, 67, allentown, 65, cape may and atlantic city close to 70 degrees, here's the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. 67 today. 56 tomorrow. windy and chilly, tomorrow is a nice day, as well. it will be much, much cooler. monday, sun and clouds, 60 degrees, monday morning we could see widespread frost north and west of the city, including the pine barrens, temperatures dropping into the mid 30s. this will be an opportunities to see the patchy frost.
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tuesday, clouds maybe a shower, 63. wednesday, more clouds and showers, 60 degrees, thursday, more clouds and showers, 58. friday, more clouds, we turn the faucet off, maybe sunshine late in the day and 62. that's three straight days of miserable weather. the weekend looks good. i had to do a double take, because i thought you said the same thing four times in a row. don't forget you can take with you. the new smart design fits any device you have, whether it's your tablet or smart phone, no matter how large or small that screen. check it out by visiting anytime anywhere. sounds of the 70s kicked off the philly pops 36th season last night. abba, carole king and paul simon was featured.
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walmart is testing a new app that will stream movies you own to your phone or computer. you can add them to your digital library which you can stream from any device from the app, more than 800 movies are expected to be available. what's in your wallet? if you're the prosecute of the united states, it's a credit card conundrum. president obama was dining out when his card was declined. the transaction was flagged as prosecute he doesn't use his card enough. the first lady's card did work, he
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>> reporter: welcome back, everyone, 6:24 saturday morning, let's get you up quickly on the tropics. this is the latest water imagery there, bermuda, this is hurricane gonzalo. we'll set it in motion, this continues to move toward the north and the east. it has cleared out, but we're still seeing rough weather with the storm. they were reporting 40-foot waves on the northeast side and 20-foot on the south side of bermuda. as the storm pulls away the seas calm down. it's a category two storm, gusts are 125 miles per hour. this is a very powerful storm for this time of the year. what's interesting is, if you
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look is at the pressure, gonzalo versus sandy, sandy wasn't classified a hurricane, as it came onshore, somers point when sandy made landfall, the pressure was stronger, 27.90 inches. sandy had stronger pressure, it wasn't a hurricane at all, this was a category three storm. >> in sports, temple's football winning streak is over. the owls lost last night. him the cougars blew open the close game. the schedules only getting tougher. next they play central florida. jamie apody has the rest of the sports. >> reporter: chip kelly's first order of business a round of golf, a day at the spa?
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, no it was a trip to the hospital to visit the enemy, victor cruz the eagles coach visited him in the hospital after he suffered a knee injury. talk about a classy move from the eagles coach. the analysis of the first 6 games continues. espn analyst ron jaworski said it's not far fetched to think big. what will it take for the team to be a super bowl contender? >> i think it was a kind of look behind the curtain of how good the eagles can be. him we all know this offense can be dynamic and explosive. i think what gives everybody a hope for the championship is the defense. obviously it was a shutout, the first shutout in 18 years, that's a long time between shutouts. >> yes it is.
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sixers top draft pick flew back to his gave camaroon to be with his family. >> for him to be away from his country and be away from his family at a time like this, you do your best to help him get through this, and only time you know will have a chance to heal it a little bit. >> meet melvin, the mascot of the fan tams. home sweet home it was. phantoms beat the flames in overtime. the sixers host a preseason game there tonight.
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great for the lehigh valley. that's sports, have a great weekend! >> we've got much more coming up right here on "action news" saturday morning, stay with us, hey! welcome home! hey mom! woah, this kitchen looks beautiful. it's bigger! it's great, right? give him the tour. let me show you! quartz countertop, soft-close drawers, farm sink, under cabinet lighting, look at this spice rack. um... where's my room? right there where it's always been!
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police look for a suspect for a deadly shooting outside a restaurant. a cvs is closed because a pillar outside a store starts to crumble. first, let's go over to chris sowers. >> reporter: we'll see cooler weather move on, it will feel cooler than it should with temperatures struggling to get into the mid 50s, today will be a good day to take the kids out on a hay ride own pick out the pumpkin. temperatures are where they should be for this time of year, 59 in philadelphia. trenton, 53. allentown, 51. poconos 53 and closing in on 60 across south jersey, here's satellite and radar, we have just a few high, thin clouds to our west, these will pass on by
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over the next couple of hours, a cold front out across western pennsylvania that brings the dramatic change in our temperatures. today, sun and clouds, 67 degrees is the forecasted high which is on par for this time of career, the normal is 66, it's a degree above average. as we look ahead, the winds bring a change to the forecast. much cooler temperatures arrive by tomorrow. the cooler numbers last most of the upcoming week and then we have a change in pattern, with rain, eva. >> there are travel reports that a nurse who traveled from dallas to cleveland and back again was sick with ebola. travelers asked if it's safe to fly. meanwhile, a huge rally was
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held outside a texas hospital for its staff where an ebola patient died. >> reporter: carrying signs, 50 staff members rallied outside the hospital. the rally comes a day after a texas nurses union and staff members criticized the hospital for failing to give proper information and training on how to deal with ebola. two nurses subsequently contracted the disease and being treated at emory in atlanta. 70 orioles who cared for duncan have been ordered to stay away from public places for 21 days until the danger of developing ebola has pasted. governor rick perry said mistakes were made from the cdc to the hospital in handling ebola. >> air travel is how this disease crosses borders and it's how it got to texas in the first
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place. >> reporter: the governor is calling for a ban on air travel from the countries hit by the deadly virus. >>ible -- i believe it is the right pole to ban travel. >> reporter: the carnival cruise ship was turned away from mexico, after it was learned that a person on board handled thomas duncan. later, word came that the nurse nina pham was reported to be fatigued, but in fair condition. there's little doubt that the events of the past few days has raised public anxiety. dallas mayor said one of the first 48 people to come in contact with duncan have been
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cleared that there were no signs of the virus in the past 21 days and no longer under quarantine. >> the philadelphia health commissioner said all the hospitals in the city are preparing to handle a potential case of ebola. two have been singled out as national treatment centers. penn medicine is buildings an airtight center for healthcare workers who come in from africa infected with ebola. chop will handle peed -- peed >> pediatric ebola. ron klain has been named as the ebola czar.
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he does not have a medical background, but is an effective coordinator. the white house said it will be his response i bet not to make decisions. >> it will be his responsibility to convene the conversation to make sure the decisions happen promptly. >> one of the responsibilities is to make sure healthcare worker who treat ebola patients are properly trained and protected. follow updates at and the 6 abc news app and you can follow on twitter and facebook pages. a man was shot outside a restaurant. he was shot multiple times
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around 10:20, police rushed him to university hospital, but he died. surveillance video shows the shooter giving the gun to someone else. detectives are talking to witnesses they hope they provide clues to the shooter and a motive. a south philadelphia cvs has been closed over safety concerns. the store is roped off by do not enter tape. a pillar holding up the exterior anding is cracked and possibly sinking. the store was evacuated when the structural issue was discovered and nobody was hurt. a bankruptcy court judge is looking at the employees contract. trump entertainment threatened to close the taj if it didn't get their way. it argued that the casino could not survive without avoiding costly healthcare and pension
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obligations. local is 54 is planning to pickt next friday. >> sugarhouse casino is upping the ante in pennsylvania. the first porker chip tables arrived. the action cam got a sneak peek inside the temporary poker room that is said to open next month. the philadelphia teachers union is filing a flurry of court motions, countering the src canceling it's contract. the move was called cowardly and disrespectful. voters head to the polls in less than a month and one of the
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most hotly contested races is for the 13th congressional district. the seat has been held for ten years by allison schwartz a seat given up as she made an unsuccessful run for governor. vernon odem has a look at the candidates. the 13th congressional district is divided between northeast philadelphia and montgomery county. the democrats have an overwhelming voter registration here. >> i want to say thank you to each and every one of you who are going out today and knock on doors on my behave. >> reporter: brendan boyle a three-term state lawmaker is cowpght -- counting on heavy support from labor unions. >> i believe the minimum wage is lower today since the late 19 40s is a disgrace.
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>> reporter: the gop nominee is d. ed cock a retired air force colonel who lost a bid for the seat two years ago. he maintains that helping small business is the road to economic salvation. >> cutting the economy in general would help small business. the president co-sign the keystone pipeline bill. it's ready to go, it would create jobs. >> reporter: as the campaign goes into the stretch, both candidates are going door to door seeking voter turnout and volunteer support, working off the voter rolls trying to find neighbors to vote either way. >> he is a a dye hard tea party conservative. >> he hadn't any experience, life experience in the private sector. >> reporter: for the people voting in the 13th district,
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the differences could be be more clear and different, in fox chase, vernon odem channel 6 "action news." >> michael keaton is back on the big screen as a super hero of sorts. we'll have a look at bird man. we'll explain the need for the challenging work on the saint louis arch. chris sowers will have the exclusive accuweather forecast, "action news" saturday morning
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>> here she comes, guys. >> here we go. >> hurricane gonzalo made landfall in bermuda last night. there are reports that the storm brought down trees and power lines and damaged the main hospital. gonzalo had already knocked out power to nearly half of bermuda's 70,000 residents. as many are waking up this morning assessing the damage there. him. >> reporter: we were talking about this in the commercial break. they are reporting 40-foot waves on the northern side of the island. i'm looking at the sealing is that 40, that's high, you stack four basketball courts on each other, that's how high the waves are north of that island. that's incredible. i can't imagine. dislo that's crazy. >> reporter: let's go live on sky 6. fortunately that storm is pulling away, and never made a run toward the united states. it will be a hassle for shipping
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interests in the northern atlantic. but it has left its mark they will be out assessing the damage as the sun continues to climb. it's a nice, quiet morning in the delaware valley, but it will not stay that way. the winds will pick up over the 12 hours or so. temperatures, 59. dewpoint, 55, winds out of the south/southwest. upper 50s, low 60s south and east. this will change thanks to a cold front that's in the process of pushing through, a couple of showers ahead of the front which is slicing through extreme western portions of pennsylvania. as that front pushes east it will shove this mild air out to sea, this is the main feature, this is the reason why gonzalo never made it due west toward the eastern seaboard because this front is shoving it east.
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today we're on the warm side of this. winds shift out of the west/northwest, cooler canadian system sets up shop over the next couple of days. along with the cooler temperatures comes a gusty breeze. 11:30, gusts generally 20 to 25 miles per hour, these winds are out of the southwest which is a milder breeze. as we get into tomorrow, that winds shifts, that's what's pulling the cooler air in here. gusts as 20 to 25 miles per hour as early as tomorrow morning. same thing in the afternoon. 3:00 p.m., sunday afternoon, this model says 5 degrees, that's it for philadelphia. allentown, 51. poconos, 46. millville, 54. and 55 in wildwood. will also if you're heading to the shore, perhaps you have
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plans maybe walk on the boardwalk, we'll call it windy, sun and clouds, 70 degrees, if you're going to be on water for whatever reason, it's going to be a rough go of it, waves 4 to 8 feet. philadelphia, 67 degrees, sun and clouds, breezy, winds out of the west 10 to 20 miles per hour. overnight tonight, 43 degrees outlying suburbs, it's getting down there, 47 for center city. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, turns unsettled next week, today is a good one, 67. tomorrow is not bad, looks nice you'll see a decent amount of sun, clouds, cooler, 56. sun and clouds monday, 56 degrees, monday morning, widespread frost not only north and west, as well as the pine barrens in south jersey, temperatures get down into the mid 30s across parts of the area. tuesday we see the pattern change a little bit, we see an area of low pressure run up the east coast because of a block it
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will sit over new england. clouds and showers, tuesday, wednesday and thursday, and hopefully friday, things clear out a little bit and we'll have sunshine. >> thanks chris. it was an historic site in the sky in saint louis, this is how it looked as workers scaled the arch for the first time since it was built. they want to study the area to see if the stains caused any damage. the arch which serves abc the gateway to the west rises gateway to the west rises 600 feet in revealed through the work of its scholars and graduates. it has inspired strength and purpose. an enduring symbol of passion and excellence that is not static, but moves among us. a feeling...a shared experience,
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>> reporter: this week's box office offers something for everybody in the family. first up, it's a buzz about this movie, a war film set in world war ii staring brad pitt and shia will labeouf. >> we're on our own. >> reporter: the film is shot in april 1945 as the ally he is make their final push into nazi germany. pit commands a german tank called furry, they are out-gunned. >> reporter: birdman is an all star cast and return of sorts by
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michael keaton. >> our perfect dream actor is not going to knock on that door, hey fellas, when do i start. >> can i talk to you for a second, did you find another actor? >> reporter: keaton is a washed up actor who is trying to get his career and life back on track by opening his own play on broadway, on the eve of the opening night, the play is falling apart. else forced to sign a younger and egotisiccal actor. the book of life, a lot of excitement around this one, a 3d comedy adventure with the voice
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6:00 a 4 saturday morning, there's satellite and radar, we'll set it in motion, cooler weather to the north, and mild conditions to the south. that's an area of low pressure the trailing cold front is splicing through the ohio and tennessee valley. traveling north there could showers, otherwise we're looking at quiet conditions across the lower 48. philadelphia is only time, 59 degrees, boston is quiet 57. chicago, midway and o'hare, temperatures chilly, 49. atlanta, 61 and newark and jfk quiet testers in the upper 50s. >> thanks chris. are you in the market up fa new spacious desk, the designers from new york it off have a creative idea using old furniture you may already have in garage or storage.
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say they are ready to handle anyone who tests positive for ebola in our area. and wills of change, we'll transition into some of the coolest temperatures we've seen in a while this weekend. meteorologist chris sowers is outside with a look ahead at your forecast. you don't need a coat this morning. hi, chris. >> reporter: it feels good, but you knew it had to come to an end at some point. we have cooler temperatures on the way. that will set up a cooler finish to the weekend. as you look at the numbers, crof a coat on -- i don't have a coat on this morning. these numbers in front you, these are the daytime highs tomorrow. you throw on top of that a 20 to 25-mile an hour wind it will feel like the 40s. right now 51 degrees in quakertown. 52 in manners -- martins creek. cinnaminson, 56.