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♪ ♪ ♪ don't you just love it ♪ ♪ >> ♪ >> good morning everyone. it is 6 o'clock on this tuesday april 26th and we're following breaking news. >> a raging inferno engulfed a house in delaware county leaving it in ruins. >> pennsylvania becomes the focus in the race for the white house today. we are live where voters will choose their party's nominee for president. >> roads are wet after april showers and thunderstorms
slammed parts of the delaware valley overnight. accuweather is tracking even more downpours for later. >> so let's get you ready with meteorologist, david murphy and karen rogers. good morning. >> all right, guys, well, we're off to a fairly cloudy start. i think we are going to see some sun especially south of philadelphia but even in the city some and as you take a look at satellite and radar, we do have the showers that came through last night, a couple of you had a brief rumble of thunder and some lightning. it's that second system out by pittsburgh that's going to come in later this afternoon and give us another round of showers and perhaps some spotty gusty thunderstorms. 59 degrees, not breezy, fairly comfortable, a light jacket i think definitely works on the way in. 53 in allentown, 56 in wilmington, 55 in trenton currently and in the 60's in millville, cape may and down in dover. as we go through the day, on this election day in pennsylvania, 65 degrees by 8 o'clock, 74 by 11 o'clock and by 2 o'clock, 81. in through that period we expect to be dry so if you have plans to be outside doing stuff or if you have plans to vote, that's an okay time period.
now, after about two or 3 o'clock in the northern suburbs it could start getting a little damp in spots and by 5 o'clock really four, five, maybe 6 o'clock there is the chance of some gusty thunderstorms developing in at least some neighborhoods and then that pushes down to the shore by about 8 o'clock in philadelphia we're drying out by then. today's high is 83 and that will probably come a little early in the day say around 1:30 or so. karen rogers we will track those storms with future tracker6 and then have word of a big cooldown in the accuweather 7-day forecast. for now what are the roads looking like? >> well, we have a new problem that just popped up right now day. looking live in delaware county, this is i-95 southbound near the blue route and we had this construction crew that stopped and was blocking the left lane. we're watching live as they pull out right now. so, it was pretty short lived but they were out there working blocking the left lane and now they just cleared moving a little better. northbound the delay is thinning now. looks a lot better. we had some late running construction in this area that caused an early morning delay but looking better there. as we take a live look right now we're looking at the
boulevard, that southbound traffic moving okay at this point with no big problems there. we had a fatal accident involving a tractor-trailer yesterday on the pennsylvania turnpike and it was closed awhile but all lanes back opened. i talked to police out there. they're done the accident investigation. if you need head on the pennsylvania turnpike eastbound all lanes opened between willow grove and bensalem. dealing with that but we have some construction blocking the right lane here near virginia drive. that's eastbound as well as some construction out here westbound past valley forge blocking the right lane. the only other issue out there right now is this water main break in northern delaware closing shipley road near wilson road. stick to silver side to get around it matt. >> got it karen. thank you. breaking news. massive flames destroyed a large home in delaware county leaving just portions of the structure still standing and illuminating the dark sky. it broke out at the home on dogwood hill lane in chadds ford at 2:00 a.m. nozzle nut photography provided us with some of the video and intense image of the fire fight. crews called a second alarm to
get tanger trucks to the scene for more water and some of the flames seemed to have been fueled by a natural gas leak. action cam is live at the chadds ford home right now or what's left of it. utility crews were called there to shut off the gas but we are told they are having trouble doing that and so you see some small fires are still coming from the scene. they may be fueled by that natural gas. and at this point so far no reports of any injuries. >> as well, today is a pivotal day in this unpredictable election season. voters in five states including pennsylvania and delaware will cast their votes in presidential primaries in several location raises. >> "action news" reporter katherine scott is live at a polling station in east falls with the details. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam and matt. that's right, and polling places open about an hour from now in pennsylvania and delaware and the candidates are urging their supporters to get out and vote today. it's been a tense battle and every delegate counts. it's been a grueling race so far and it's only april. now primary day has area in arrn
pennsylvania and delaware. hillary clinton held a rally at city hall courtyard touch on job creation and raising the minimum wage. over at drexel university long lines stretched outside the athletic center where a crowd of more than 2500 greeted bernie sanders to thunderous applause. both urged supporters to get out and vote today. >> if we stand together and fight back there is nothing we cannot accomplish. >> there is nothing that will hold us back. we will have the future that we deserve if we work togethe together. >> ♪ reporter: over at west chester university donald trump revved up his crowd. on the republican side there's been a lot of talk about a deal between ted cruz and john kasich. the ladder who enjoyed breakfast in south philadelphia yesterday. neither will campaign in each other's remaining strongest states. the theory is that will give them the best chance of denying donald trump 1237
delegates. >> i've been doing this for 10 months and these two guys they're politicians all their lives, that's all they do and now they join forces. >> i don't see this as any big deal other than the fact that i'm not going to spend resources in indiana he's not going to spend them in other places. so what? what's the big deal? >> reporter: so whether you're heading to the polls here at mifflin or elsewhere in pennsylvania the republican candidates are making sure their supporters know which delegate to vote for. pennsylvania's delegate allocation process is unusual on the republican side. pennsylvania gets 71 delegates to the convention in cleveland. 17 of them are bound to the candidate who wins the primary on the first ballot. the 54 elected today are free agents which means they are not bound to the candidate who wins the state's popular vote. well a lot of people are watching pennsylvania's race in particular, though there are races in five states today on primary day and here a here n pennsylvania and delaware polls close at 8 o'clock
tonight. live in east falls katherine scott channel6 "action news." >> thanks katherine. "action news" is watching other races particularly in pennsylvania. congressman chaka fattah is battling to keep his u.s. house seat. he's running against three democratic challengers while he faces federal corruption charges. three democrats and two republicans are running to succeed kathleen kane as pennsylvania attorney general. kane seem broiled in a perjury scandal. representatives from the league of women voters will be at the 6abc studios today to answer your questions or concerns. call877)940-2262. >> in other news a two-year-old from bucks county has died and investigators are trying to figure out if foul play was involved. an autopsy is that scheduled for today. the toddler suffered blunt force injuries on sunday night. she passed away yesterday at children's hospital of philadelphia. we're told her injuries happened at her home on the 1400 block of sweetbriar drive in falls township.
she lived there with her mother and her mother's boyfriend. >> a pennsylvania appeals court has rejected bill cosby's efforts to stop a criminal case from moving forwardly in montgomery county. the judges ruled the sexual a assault case against cosby can move forward. cosby can appeal to the state supreme court. he remains free on $1 million bail which was posted following his arrest in december. >> we're used to hearing people say flying is a horror high prices cramped spaces and headaches. it's surprising that a new survey seems to be telling a different story. maribel aber is live at the nasdaq in times square with more on that. good morning, maribel. >> reporter: good morning, tam. surprise. airlines are getting record high scores for its customer satisfaction. flyers gave u.s. carriers 72 of a possible 100 points in the latest american customer satisfaction index. it's the highest score on
record and was hit only one other time back in 1994. lower fuel costs have saved airlines millions of dollars and some of that money is being used to upgrade cabins and boost in flight perks like free snacks. stocks finished lower yesterday. the federal reserve kicks off a two day meeting today. expected to leave interest rates unchanged. some of the biggest food companies are urging consumers to eat less. mars which makes everything from m&m toss rice will start suggesting some of its products should only be eaten occasionally due to higher sugar and fat levels. mcdonald's is testing a smaller sized big mac called mac junior. you can buy a thinner oreo with fewer calories per serving. can the thinner oreo withstand the double dunk. >> whole package will be gone. >> don't keep them in my house then. they'll be gone. >> storm tracker6 live double
scan shows us that those thunderstorms and showers from overnight are now gone and most of them are off the coast. you might still be hearing some of that thunder coming in over the waves on the coastal areas but the storms are on their way out to sea and away from you so don't worry about it. as we take a look outside we are looking at some cloud cover a plenty down the shore but there are some breaks and i think it's one of those days where you will have periods of sunshine even though there probably will be a decent amount of clouds. 54 degrees is your current temperature up in allentown. 59 in philadelphia. 56 in wilmington. 55 in trenton. not a lot of wind out there. in the 60's in a lot of spots down to the south including millville cape may and dover. so, not too bad temperature-wise and again light winds. as we roll through the morning, look for a mix of clouds and sun. that carries us right into the afternoon. by two or 3 o'clock, up in the northern and western suburbs there is the chance of the reemergence of a couple of showers, maybe a rumble of thunder. and then as we get later into the afternoon, 4, 5, 6 o'clock, there is a better chance of some spotty but perhaps gusty thunderstorms
developing. now, this model run happens to push a lot of this action down towards the shore as soon as 5 o'clock. that may be but we could also wind up with a line right through i-95 corridor in through there. as we get up to 7 o'clock, it does look like most of the action is down south of pennsylvania, south jersey, maybe delaware has a little bit of that and then we get to about 9 o'clock and it is off the coast. in terms of what we can expect out of this, well, again the key time period is 2 o'clock in the northern suburbs up to maybe 3 o'clock for the start of this and then down through the i-95 corridor closer to the rush hour and down into south jersey by about 7 o'clock or 8 o'clock. any storms that form will be scattered but some could be gusty. that can produce strong damaging wind gusts briefly out ahead of the storm and maybe some small hail mixed in so if you hear a rumble of thunder today you head indoors on the lower floors. shouldn't take long for the spotty storms to get past you. we have a big cooldown to follow the passage of these storms later tonight and tomorrow. up in the lehigh valley 76 is your high today, some afternoon showers or thunderstorms can't be ruled out. down the shore you probable
have to hold off until later in the afternoon and early evening for most of your spotty rain, clouds and sun otherwise, a high of 75 a little milder down along the beach today. and in philadelphia, a high of 83 degrees. mostly cloudy skies overall with some sunny breaks and then in the afternoon those thunderstorms are possible in at least some neighborhoods. your exclusive accuweather 7-day, today's high is that 83. look out for the storms especially later this afternoon and this evening. if you want to get out there and vote these are spotty storms so you can probably get it done later in there afternoon but you'll have no problem in the morning or midday. 66 degrees partly sunny an lot cooler tomorrow behind that system and then only 59 on thursday and occasionally we'll see some rain at times so thursday a little bit iffy. 63 degrees, clouds with maybe a lingering shower. for the coming weekend, sunshine returns. we get no worse than partly sunny skies on saturday with a high of 68. good news for phillies fans and union fans. and then on sunday, broad street run in the morning, phillies play day baseball and it looks pretty good with a mix of clouds and sun, maybe a few more clouds as the day goes on and a high of 68.
we are looking at more rain arriving but probably not until sunday night. >> okay, thanks, david. >> just about 6:13 and still ahead fiery revenge. cameras catch a would be arsonist red handed and the victim says he knows why it happened. >> also a city filibuster. how about how the rapper played a role in a political maneuver in missouri. karen. >> we spotted police activity going on right here and this is arch street at schuylkill avenue right by 30th street station. there might be some slowing in this area here. we have a new accident where a vehicle just ran off the road. details on that coming up. >> and it didn't take long. the nba may be knocking on jay wright's door. that's later on "action news." >> ♪
>> ♪ >> welcome back. you're taking a live look there, the view of the sunrise beginning there. it is 6:16, 59 degrees. we did have some rain overnight and we could be in for some thunderstorms later in the day. >> uh-huh. so, we'll just enjoy the sunrise for now. >> well, you got something going on there, karen. >> we have a few new problems coming in. even though your morning commute no weather related problems it's really a evening commute issue. looking live at 422 at 29. westbound we have a new accident and you can see penndot on the scene. they've got the cones and the flares set up and the vehicle itself is off into the median. so, not really causing too much of a traffic problem here
westbound but of course your normal morning volume is eastbound. normal morning volume is eastbound and you can see that heavier traffic eastbound right now, that building volume as we look live at 422 at 29. we've got another new accident coming in. it's route one southbound right near route 13 in morrisville bucks county and this accident mostly off to the side. and it's a disabled vehicle here that's blocking the right lane. 295 northbound just past 47, that's delsea drive exit 25 and we can now see speeds quickly drop once you have a lane blocked in that area, 32 miles an hour so a slow go there. 55 northbound also slow as you head towards 42, only about 29 miles an hour in that area as well and also delaware memorial bridge 295 southbound part one of the lanes remains blocked at this point so emergency construction from last week caused huge headaches last week when they were blocking most of the lanes. now you just have part of one lane blocked so it should just be a little bit of slowing in that area. temperature-wise it's warm.
59 degrees in philadelphia, in the 60's in parts of south jersey. 54 degrees in allentown. we he do have more storms coming your way. you probably he heard them overnight. during your evening commute watch for these scattered gusty storms, matt. >> a south korean news report says north korea may have placed a new powerful midrange missile on stand by for an impending launch. the report comes two days after north korea claimed to have successfully test fired a ballistic missile from a submarine. the united nations security council issued a statement condemning north korea's actions. south korea urged its neighbor to refrain from additional provocations. >> personal assistant of grammy nominated singer kid rock died in an atv crash. police say michael sacha was killed at the singer's property in nashville late sunday. kid rock and another friend found his body monday morning. investigators consider the death to be an accident. the singer released a statement saying that he is beyond devastated. and a book penned by
rapper 50-cent helped a political filibuster in the south. democratic state senator maria chappelle nadal for an how many from the 50th law. she did this to stop a plan that would allow a sales tax to fund law enforcement. she tweet antidepressant photo of a 50-cent cardboard cutout that later appeared in her office. >> 6:19. blind sided. eagles quarterback sam bradford makes a bold demand just days after the team's big draft move. david. >> we're actually in the 50's right now, not bad. later today a lot warmer. there is the chance of a later afternoon shower or thunderstorm. i'll have more details on that and your day planner forecast. we'll let you know right where those numbers are going today. >> ♪
going. >> a couple accidents out there this morning. i want to take you to one of them right now. this is in falls township in bucks county. route one southbound at route 13. as you're heading towards langhorne you're seeing this accident with police on the scene. you see the flashing lights. it's mostly off to the side. so traffic is getting by. just watch for that one. and we're noticing a jam here, vine street expressway approaching the schuylkill. look at that traffic there. westbound jams approaching the schuylkill and a little worse than normal because that police activity i showed you there at arch street, the schuylkill avenue right at the end of the ramp from the schuylkill to the vine so it's causing problems there, dave. >> all right, karen, we have temps in the 50's across the region right now. by 7 o'clock we'll probably be back up into the low 60's in philadelphia and then staying dry and warming up up through the midday hour when we're up close to 80 degrees. we'll see a high today of 83. that will be rather early around 2 o'clock and then we'll settle back to 73 by 5 o'clock. in terms of rain today, it probably doesn't really build in until about two or 3 o'clock in the northern suburbs and more like four, five and 6 o'clock in the i-95 corridor.
spotty showers, a spotty gusty thunderstorm. not everybody sees that but if one heads your day take cover because it does look like they could produce brief damaging wind gusts. down at the airport no major delays and it looks like that rain up in boston is now tapering off. good news for those of you flying up to logan. matt and tam. >> thank you, david. as small -- a small new study finds listening to music may boost a baby's language skills. half of the babies were assigned to listen to waltz while others played with nonmusical advertisements researchers found that the babies who listened to the music had increased activity in the areas of brain associated with processing music patterns and speech sounds. >> the phillies return to action in washington tonight. vincent velasquez who has 29 strikeouts in three games gets a start against the nationals. espn says villanova head coach jay wright is on the l.a. lakers short list to replace byron scott as head coach. wright has said he planned to stay at villanova but was cautious to never say never.
>> eagles quarterback sam bradford is asking for a trade. bradford's agent says the quarterback is angry because the eagles traded up to number two to draft a potential franchise quarterback and that's just too much pressure play with. bradford plans to skip the rest of the birds' off season voluntary workouts. eagles are paying bradford $15 million this year to be their starting quarterback. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> happening now on "action news" voters in pennsylvania and delaware are about head to the polls to pick their party's nominee for president. >> new this morning, crews clear massive amounts of soap overnight at the scene of a deadly crash that closed the pennsylvania turnpike for several hours. >> fast moving storms light up the sky overnight. accuweather is tracking another round for later this afternoon. >> good morning everyone, 6:30 on this tuesday april 26th. let's turn to dave murphy and karen rogers. >> well, tranquil to start your morning. we've got a fair amount of cloud cover around but we'll get some sunshine breaking through. take a look at satellite and radar. there goes those storms and showers that came through briefly overnight. they're now gone but it's that second batch coming into pittsburgh we'll be watching for later this afternoon into early this evening. ly temperature right now not too bad. 59 degrees, winds are light in philadelphia. 63 in millville. so, 60's down south and up north in allentown 54 degrees
currently. as you head out the door, maybe to vote in pennsylvania, here's what you can expect. 65 degrees by 8 o'clock. 74 by 11 o'clock and getting warm by 2 o'clock. 81 degrees, very likely dry in through that period. and then after about two or 3 o'clock in the northern suburbs we'll be looking for some spotty pop-up showers and eventually after maybe 4, 5 o'clock you start to see some spotty but potentially gusty thunderstorms popping up in the i-95 corridor. you want to take cover from those because they could produce strong winds lightning little brief downpour maybe even some hail. by 8 o'clock all that is down by the coast and getting away from us, 75 degrees there. so, a warm afternoon ahead with a high of 83 probably around 1:30 and then we start to see those thunderstorms later this afternoon. karen, i'll track those storms on future tracker6 and then we are looking at a big cooldown in the seven-day forecast so that's also ahead. what have you got there? >> you know we've got a handful of problems keep coming in this morning dave. we're looking live in falls township bucks county. you see this accident route one southbound right at route
13 as you head towards langhorne you're going to see this accident with a few emergency workers here mostly off to the side so traffic is getting by okay here bucks county route one southbound. i-95 southbound some good sized delays here as you head towards center city. you can see you're jammed academy to cottman and again bridge street to girard. we had an earlier disabled vehicle there near allegheny and that has since cleared but a slow go on i-95 southbound. we've noticed extra heavy traffic on the vine street expressway. look at this westbound traffi traffic. got heavier since the last time i talked to you. you're jammed past broad to approaching the schuylkill and i think that's because of that police activity i showed you at the end of the ramp from the vine and the schuylkill to 30th street and it's causing an extra backup on the vine westbound. so, be careful about that. we have another accident here, single vehicle accident, the car is in the median penndot is another scene. they set up the cones. this is 422 at 29. it's westbound where your traffic is normally lighter. it's eastbound over here where we see that building volume. that's your normal morning delay but watch for that
accident in the middle, matt and tam. >> okay thank you karen. we have an update just in here on breaking news. utility crews in delaware county have just shut off the gas main that has been fueling that massive house fire. flames broke out around 2:00 this morning on dogwood hill lane in chadds ford and they spread like they were whipped b.these images came to us courtesy of nozzle nut photography. that fire quickly went to a second alarm since tanker trucks had to be brought in to fight the blaze. now let's go over to the action cam. it is live there on the scene and you can see after those flames out there for so long up to a few minutes ago, now it's a more smoky scene but we still see the backhoe that they used to find that line and we still see firefighters out there making sure that everything has been tamped down. and going on to the elections, candidates were showing frayed voices and frayed nerve as we led into the latest primaries. usually by this point choices are pretty clear but this year
voters in pennsylvania and delaware could really influence the race today. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live at a polling place at the mifflin school in east falls. good morning, katherineism good morning, tam, that's right. primaries are being held in five states today including pennsylvania and delaware and the candidates are hoping that their supporters flock to the polls as they scramble for more delegates. today is primary day in pennsylvania and delaware and for the republicans there's been a lot of talk about a deal between ted cruz and john kasich: neither will campaign in each other's remaining strongest states. the theory is that will give them the best chance of denying donald trump 1237 delegates. so while kasich enjoyed breakfast at the penrose diner in south philadelphia yesterday, cruz explained the arrangement to voters in indiana. >> it is big news today that john kasich has decided to pull out of indiana to give us a head to head contest with donald trump. that is good for the men and women of indiana. it's good for the country. >> i never told them not to
vote for me. they ought to vote for me but i'm not over there campaigning and spending resources. >> reporter: in front of a losing crowroaring crowd at wesr trump denounced his rivals and their plan. >> i have millions of votes more than each one of them. >> reporter: meanwhile bernie sanders addressed more than 2500 people at drexel university. another one of his jam packed rallies that continue to draw independents and hard core progressives lured by his anti establishment views. at city hall courtyard hillary clinton urged about 800 supporters to get out so that the today. she's been polling ahead of sanders recently and is looking for a win in pa. >> remember, its goal here is to make sure we have a democrat in the white house next january. >> what this campaign is about is demanding that millions of people from coast to coast stand up, fight back. >> reporter: and back here
live at mifflin where the polls open in about a half hour another thing to keep in mind today on the republican side is how pennsylvania allocates delegates. there are 71 total delegates. of them 54 are elected today and those 54 are free agent. they're not bound to the candidate who wins the popular vote. 17 other delegates will be bound to the state's results will be selected at a gop meeting next month. the polls close at 8 o'clock tonight. we are live in east falls, katherine scott channel6 "action news." >> okay, katherine thank you for that. and pennsylvania voters will check several more ballot boxes today. democrats joe sestak and katie mcginty are in a tight battle on the race for u.s. senate. they will face pat toomey in the fall. representatives from the league of women voters will be here to answer your questions or concerns. call (877)940-6222 from 7:00 a.m. when polls open until the closing at 8 o'clock tonight. >> 6:36. new this morning the
pennsylvania turnpike is finally cleared in bucks county several hours after a big rig crashed in a deadly wreck. crews spent the night unloading 20,000 pounds of soap that had been packed in the tractor-trailer. the semi overturned in the eastbound lanes of bensalem crushing a car near the route one interchange yesterday afternoon. a viewer photo here shows the desperate effort to rescue the driver from the car who was pinned under the truck. that person died at the scene. the truck driver is in the hospital. >> a meeting is scheduled tonight and tomorrow for parents at howard technical high school in delaware. they're hoping to get some answers about the death of a student there. the community gathered in wilmington last night to talk about the deaths of amy joyner francis. she died on thursday after being assaulted in the girls' restroom at the school. police say they're waiting on autopsy reports before filing charges. >> we need to stop this fighting and we need more security because this should not happen. >> no one is giving us answers. >> reporter: you don't think you got answers. >> no, i do not. >> a lot of people are talking
and nobody's moving. >> the district says the students involved in the fight have not been allowed to come back to school. awake for joyner francis is scheduled for sunday. >> the central and southern plains are bracing for tornadoes and large hail today. fast moving storms packed with lightning moved through our region overnight. viewer joe eckert captured that bolt flash across his car on the atlantic city expressway he pulled over when the rain became too heavy west of hammonton. >> will we get more flashes like that this afternoon. >> later this afternoon early evening we'll see not only thunderstorms and these were fairly garden variety but the ones coming this afternoon could feature gustier winds and maybe some strong hail. storm tracker6 live double scan shows you we are dry. as we look outside we have sky6 and some sunshine coming up across the city and at times you'll have sun mixing with clouds and then later this afternoon another round of those spotty storms.
59 degrees currently as you head out the door, not bad, pretty pleasant this morning, dewpoint is up there fairly high. winds are light only running at 6 miles per hour currently in the city. future tracker6 picks up the rain story and there's no story up until about two or 3 o'clock this afternoon. by two or 3 o'clock this afternoon the northern and western suburbs have a chance of developing some spotty pop-up showers and maybe a rumble of thunder. a better chance of that after we get past, say, 4, 5 o'clock in the i-95 corridor down to the shore. you can see how the model is put something very intense downpours that will briefly come through. these would be potentially gusty thunderstorms that again could produce small hail and strong damaging wind gusts right out ahead of them. i know that this model at 5 o'clock isn't showing anything in through philadelphia but there actually is a slot in the i -- shot in the i-95 corridor at 5:00. most of your action is down in south jersey. then it looks like it's off the coast by about 8, 9 o'clock tomorrow night. what to expect. they're not going to be everywhere but where they hit there's a slight risk posted
by the national storm prediction center of an enhanced slight risk for a strong gusty storm, storms that could produce strong enough wind gusts that could bring down tree brisks, small hail along with residual lightning and that brief downpour. hopefully these miss you. take cover on the lower floors if one happens to head your way. otherwise the story is the warmth. 73 degrees by 10 o'clock, 79 by noon and by 3 o'clock 82. we'll probably get a high of 83 fairly early in the afternoon around one or 2 o'clock before we start to dip and look at how far we drop by 5 o'clock with there cooler air and those thunderstorms popping through in some neighborhoods. high temperatures ahead of all of that, though, are pretty warm just about everywhere. played tmid upper to 70's in the northern and western suburbs mid 70's down the shore and a lot of 80's in through the center of the region. ahead of the rain it's goingy going to be a day for sweating out there again. your exclusive accuweather 7-day 83 is today's high. look out for those afternoon spotty thunderstorms that could be gusty. those get done early in the
evening and then cooler air starts to come in. the overnight low tonight is 51 and tomorrow afternoon's high just 66 degrees partly sunny skies, cooler, though and then all the way down to 59 with basically cloudy skies on thursday and occasional rain. that's beginning to look like a rather damp day. on friday clouds for the most part, maybe a sunny break. a couple of spotty showers possible but not as much as thursday. and there's even a chance of sun coming back late in the day on friday. the weekend partly sunny skies on saturday, 68 degrees the high and clouds and sun on sunday, 68 degrees there with some rain at night. got a lot of stuff going on this week, the union a couple of phillies games the broad street run. looks like it's all going to be fine. >> good. thank you david. it is 6:41. more brand new stories are up next including the bear scare in a los angeles neighborhood. >> a real life restaurant that said no soup for you is now getting sued. karen. >> the police activity that i told you about was right there and it just cleared at the end of the ramp from the vine and the schuylkill to 30th street station there but we do have
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>> ♪ >> 6:44. some cloudy skies over philadelphia international airport. if you're flying out later this afternoon, you might be delayed for some thundershowers that could break out at any time. >> let's see how your morning commute is going and head on over to karen rogers. good morning. >> good morning. we've will some slow traffic
on the vine street expressway westbound as you head towards the schuylkill. it's pretty jammed from broad street to the schuylkill and that's because of earlier police activity that was at the end of the ramp from the vine and the schuylkill to 30th street and so that created delays on the vine. now, the police activity is cleared so hopefully those delays will ease but it looks like kind of the damage is done and it's a little extra heavy on the vine westbound. as we look at the big picture we have a few issues that have been going on out here. we've got the disabled vehicle i-95 southbound near allegheny that just cleared. so that had been causing some extra delays as well. so watch for a slow go on i-95 southbound. also new accident in lower merion and that's on lancaster avenue at city avenue so new accident coming in right there. let's take you to the accident scene in falls township in bucks county and let's check on that. it looks like most of the vehicles have left. we just see penndot on the scene right here off to the side on route one southbound at 13 so you'll deal with this as you head towards langhorne. last time i looked we saw a number of police officers here so most have left the scene and that accident in the process of clearing out. i talked to police in lehigh
county and they told me boy an accident they're responding to right now. it's in the middle of the roadway here on os strum street. we saw slow speeds in new jersey because of a disabled vehicle. it is cleared on 295 southbound but we're still seeing about 37 miles an hour here past -- it's northbound, 295 northbound past 47 so you see those northbound delays still at 37 miles an hour. and also only 15 miles an hour on 55 northbound as you head towards 42. and i talked to police in salem county. they told me about an accident here in pittsgrove they're responding to right on garden road at crow pond road. so we've had app handful of problems but roads are drying out right now from the overnight storms. the next rounds come during the evening commute matt. >> got it karen thanks. new this morning a young bear that led a two-hour chase in los angeles is back in the wild. the animal was first spotted near a community college. it roamed through backyards scaling fences.
animal control officer eventually tranquilized the bear. it has since been released to the angeles national forest. officials say the bear is two years old and weighs 125 pounds. >> man who says he was sexually a be buffed by dennis hastert is suing the former house speaker. the accuser seeking $1.8 million in damage. the man says hastert promised him three and a half million dollars but failed to pay after hastert was charged last year. hastert pleaded guilty to a banking violation linked to the abuse. he'll be sentenced tomorrow. >> a live preview of "good morning america" is next plus this video shows one of the laziest pet owners you will ever see. an animal activist wonder if the person crossed the line.
>> time to see what's coming up on "gma." >> amy robach it's primary day in pennsylvania. >> reporter: it's a big day in pennsylvania, that's right, matt and tam great to be with you. we'll be talking about that because of course pennsylvania
among five states holding primaries today. and the question everyone is asking, will hillary clinton and donald trump solidify their frontrunner positions this morning. democratic hopeful bernie sanders is going to join us live to talk a bit and then also we'll have the very latest in that murder of a fitness instructor at a texas
church. the suspect seen on surveillance tape dressed in swat gear. well, now the victim's family is speaking out. and then a dramatic rescue caught on tape. the moment a 17-year-old became pinned underneath his own truck. we'll tell you how a stranger came to the rescue. we'll have all the details on the incredible story and reunion there you can see. and science behind a selfie. how one teen snapped the perfect photo with the boss himself at a bruce springsteen concert. we'll hear from her. you can see pretty much everything you need to know by the look on her face right there. all coming up next here on "gma." matt and tam back to you. >> i think the picture was -- the look on her face as she looked back. >> he said no longer a lonesome day. [laughter] >> let's take a look outside right now. you're not lonesome here on 422. you got lots of company here. the accident is westbound at 29. and we see it off to the side. there are more emergency workers now than there were a few minutes ago there. looks like a tow truck on the scene trying to get rid of
this vehicle that's been in the median at this point. eastbound that's where your normal volume is and you can see it's heavy from 29 to 23, dave. >> all right, karen, we have kids dressed in a light jacket on the way in to school, shorts and t's on the way home and it looks like most of our showers and thunderstorms probably hold off until after school. winds are light this morning by the way so temperatures in the 50's and feeling pretty good out there. some of you down south are actually in the 60's already. here's how it's going to roll today. 62 degrees by 7 o'clock. 73 by 10 o'clock and by noon, 79 degrees. dry in through here. probably dry up until about 2 o'clock in the northern and western suburbs. then by 3 o'clock 82, couple of pop-up showers north and west. really the hours from 4:00 to about 6:00 are where the i-95 corridor action will be centered and there could be a couple gusty thunderstorms around, tam. >> thank you david. a humane society in stockton california is looking for a driver seen literally dragging a dog alongside her car by its leash. the video appears to show a lazy dog walker at best but at its worst it could be a case of animal cruelty. the woman behind its wheel
could face charges. a director for the humane society also noted that a child was in the back seat who was watching and learning the wrong way to treat a pet. >> a texas lawyer is threatening to sue a restaurant for running out of soup. dwayne downing says the soup was listed on the menu as part of a saturday special at our place in mansfield and complains the restaurant offered no discount or substitution when it ran out. the owner says the menu makes clear the soup comes with a meal while supplies last. downing is seeking $2.25 for the soup and $250 in attorney fees for writing the letter. >> ♪
>> top stories at 6:56. voters in five states including pennsylvania and delaware will cast their votes in presidential primaries in several local raises today. the polls in pennsylvania and delaware are open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
fierce flames destroyed a large home in delaware county overnight. utility crews were called to the scene on dogwood hill lane in chadds ford to shut off the gas lines on the property and we are told they are done that. there are no reports of injuries. >> look at those flames. right now we're looking at some heavy traffic. this is i-95 southbound past the betsy ross bridge. you see we've got a disabled vehicle off to the side. we're jammed past academy to cottman and bridge street to girard. >> all right karen we are getting warm today.
81 degrees by 2 o'clock with a high of 83 shortly after that. there's the chance of afternoon showers and gusty thunderstorms today. >> all right, the polls are opening in three minutes. get out there if you're registered get out there and vote. for karen rogers matt o'donnell dave murphy i'm tamala edwards. >> ♪ "good
morning am good morning, america. high alert. the strong storms ripping through the west. pounding hail, 70-mile-an-hour winds as the heartland braces for a tornado outbreak. more than 35 million people in the crosshairs. we're live on the scene. and voters in five states head to the polls this morning. donald trump looking for a clean sweep as the billionaire takes aim at that secret pact to stop him. >> it shows such total weakness and it's pathetic. >> and clinton looking to deliver a knock outblow to bernie sanders. he joins us live this morning. dramatic rescue. a teenager pinned one a 6,000-pound truck unable to free himself and this quick-thinking delivery man who pulled the 17-year-old to safety. what he said to the man who saved his life. >> take a look at the ultimate selfie. this shot snapped duringne