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speakers behind us last night. a lot to talk about and we'll tell you some of that in just a moment. >> okay, tam, good morning, it is just about 5:30 a.m. on this tuesday morning and we're all talking about severe storms that rolled through and some heat that's coming today. >> yeah, for more on that let's get rider to meteorologist, david murphy and karen rogers. good morning, guys. >> well, we won't have people sweating quite as much today nor running around dodging storms but it's still going to be a hot one. we're looking at the departure of those storms overnight. looks like we'll get sunshine early and maybe high clouds filtering in as the day goes on. temperatures are still warm this morning. 75 in philadelphia, 75 down in cape may, 73 in wilmington, 72 in trenton and in the upper 60's in allentown and out toward reading. the dewpoints this morning are still rather high across about half the region. 71 is the current dewpoint reading in philadelphia. anything over 70 is considered oppressive humidity but notice how it's getting a lot better up in allentown. mid 60's here and that's because the winds are coming down out of the northwest
today gradually drawing that drier air in all the way down to philadelphia and beyond and we do expect that humidity to drop as we go through the morning and into the afternoon. taking a look at where temperatures are going it's still going to be a hot one. 80 degrees by 8 o'clock, 85 by 10 o'clock, noon 90. your shy 95 but unlike yesterday we're not going to have to warn you about sire high heat index values because the humidity is going to be a lot better. karen it looks like another improved day tomorrow and then the humidity creeps back in on thursday. more storms are possible. details coming up in the seven day. >> all right, day. i had friends in delaware telling me it took two hours to get to work yesterday and you know why? exhibit a. this is the police checkpoint right here in southwest philadelphia. i-95 by the platt bridge, the exit for the platt bridge and the schuylkill so what can you see from this shot? we've got police blocking the left lane on i-95 but they're also blocking the lane making it just one lane trying to get to the platt bridge and the schuylkill so this caused huge delays. it already looks a little busy for this hour doesn't it? huge delays at this point
coming out of delaware county all morning long. we expect that again today. so you just want to watch for it. right now you're moving okay but the checkpoints are set up because they're sixty nining for any heavy vehicles. i guess it's a difficult thing to do to scan any vehicle that look like they're 5 tons. you can't travel on i-95 through philadelphia between the platt bridge and 676. you also have checkpoints coming this way on i-95. we saw huge delays coming out of the northeast because of that and you've got a checkpoint on the vine street expressway so now we're looking at the vine which is clear actually traffic stopped for the minute but clear, no overnight construction with the dnc going on but a checkpoint ahead. that's going to cause problems. in addition to the checkpoints the vine was blocked for awhile yesterday because of the motorcades going through. there are really a lot of impacts from the dnc that we're seeing but if you head out early you'll be okay. in addition to all the dnc traffic we've got issues with downed wires with those storms. downed wires and trees in some spots because of yesterday so
bristol street at radcliff street in bristol township. police are directing task. stick to pine grove street and pond street. back to you tam at the dnc. >> thank you karen. now, day one of conventions usually pretty boring but here in philadelphia that was not the case. yes, the day brought some protests and division but by the end of the night it was a different story as one power house speaker after another was very clear i'm with her. if it can't be me, it better be her, that was the gist we heard from senator bernie sanders. sanders has a massive and passioned following many of whom as you saw spent the day in protest both in the streets and in this hall at the start of the night. and who say they're pledged to only him when the roll call starts later this afternoon. a packed wells fargo center erupted in three full minutes of thunderous applause as sanders took the stage last night but he eventually told them that continued rivalry
and refusal to back hillary clinton is fool hearty if it could mean a presidency for donald trump. he told believers 33 need to go in a new way to the same goal to create a government of the people. >> a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice, that struggle continues. [cheers and applause] >> now, perhaps the most compelling case for hillary clinton was made by the first lady michelle obama on the convention floor among the delegation. all you saw was a sea of purple michelle banners and often emotional tones mrs. obama told the crowd that her family motto is when they go low, we go lie a standard she says that hillary clinton would uphold and she clearly took a swipe at donald trump when she talked about what's at stake. >> because when -- when you
have the nuclear codes at your fingertips and the military in your command, you can't make snap decisions, you can't have a thin skin or tendency to lash out. you need to be steady. >> mrs. obama had her own personal clearing section. former president bill clinton vice president joe biden's wife, jill, and new jersey senator cory booker who had spoken earlier in the evening all sat together and gave her the thumbs up as did the president who tweeted out how proud he was of his wife. and new jersey senator speak -- speaking of new jersey senator cory booker he electrified the crowd with his speech and in a star turn that many are comparing to barack obama's 2004 convention keynote. that put obama on the road to the presidency in 2008. booker spoke about america's triad activities individuality joined with common cause and argued that hillary clinton is the only candidate that truly embraces that belief. >> hillary clinton knows what
donald trump portrays time and time again in this campaign that we are not a zero sum nation, it is not you or me. it is not one america against another american, it is you and i together interdependent interconnected with one single interwoven destiny. >> senator booker also says that hillary clinton will be a champion for the poor across the country. now, we've been in the middle of true summer a mix of sweltering temperatures and raging storms but those who came out here to protest this week, the they have not been swayed. jeanette reyes is live outside of fdr park. jeanette the groups are resting up before they get going on day two. >> reporter: yeah, and when you say resting up tam it's definitely not at a hotel. many are actually right out here with me behind me at ftr park. take a live look behind me. you can see a lot of tents up in the distance.
this is where some of the protests will be held. a lot of these protestors coming from d.c., ohio, michigan as far as washington state. the weather will be much more forgiving today than it was yesterday. heavy rain showers hampered early events then temperatures climbed peeking at a record breaking 109 degrees. that was the index temperature. it was pretty miserable for the hundreds of protestors from out of town who decided to camp out. the city and protest organizers worked interestly independently of each other providing misting tents and assembling medical teams to assist in any heat related emergencies and there have been some. the weather may be to blame for a lower turnout for bernie sanders rallies. demonstrators walked across the ben franklin bridge in hopes of shutting it down but there simply weren't enough people. take a listen. >> the bigger issue is working from the ground up to support people running for local government and infiltrating our system and taking our government back from the
inside by working and getting people to vote and understand the whole political process. >> we really want bernie sanders to be the nominee. he is the only one that can beat trump and he really has the power of the youth behind him and if the democratic party really wants to stay around, they would be wise to nominate sanders. >> reporter: so far these protests have been fairly peaceful even police commissioner richard ross said the same thing. today we'll start to see the more controversial protests. you have one against police brutality another for gun control and trump supporters will be out in full force today also demonstrating. reporting live at fdr park, jeanette ray yells, channel6 "actiojeanette reyes channel6 "action news. tam. >> a lifetime of fighting for children and families. today we will hear from the mothers of trayvon martin eric garner michael brown and sandra bland talking about criminal justice reform. we'll hear from police officers later in the week and the big ticket tonight is former president bill clinton
coming to the stage to talk about his wife like she did for him back in 1996. it will be interesting to hear that speech. matt and nydia. >> thank you, tam. donald trump will address thousands of veterans at the v.f.w. convention in charlotte north carolina today. the republican nominee rallied supporters in winston salem last night. trump took aim at the rigged system specifically naming outgoing democratic committee chair debbie wasserman schultz and later responded to the dnc speakers on twitter. trump is scheduled to stump in scranton tomorrow. >> philadelphia lawmakers extended last call at bars for the dnc and delegates are already taking advantage of it. >> parties and performance lasted into the early morning hours. >> that's right. katherine scott joins us live. you're at le meridian hotel in center city. >> reporter: that's right. there's always plenty going on in philly but perhaps even more so for the democratic national convention. we're at the le meridian right
now in center city and they app flied have their bar stay opened until 4:00 a.m. so the delegates would have a place to go after the events wrapped up. whether it was here or elsewhere, there is plenty going on around the city. some were informal gatherings, others were events. at union transfer on spring garden and at the electric factory uggy you can see party goers outside. at union transfer it was an invitation only fundraiser for musics on call sponsored by the recording industry association of america. philly native dj jazzy jeff opened up the festivities. everybody lovers him. then nelly came on and brought the house down. over at the electric factory they had the head count convention jam. head count is a nonprofit that registers voters at concerts. grace potter, dawes and philadelphia's own mutlu formed there. >> justhis is all about musician whose care about seeing their fans vote and care about just
people getting involved and putting on a great show. >> reporter: of course some are private events some are public but rest assured there's no shortage of things for people to do on the night scene this week. we are live in center city, katherine scott channel6 "action news. >> no shortage at all. that is for sure. thanks katherine. we have team coverage on "action news plus around clock coverage on 6abc.com featuring special digital web casts live from the dnc every night starting at 7:30. >> getting ready for more heat david. >> yeah, still hot but not as humid today but katherine was talking about all those parties tonight. tonight is going to be a much better night to be on the town than last night. storm tracker6 live double scan shows you we're dry. stepping outside we have sky6 and we're looking at sunshine with some of those high clouds in place but it does look like it's going to be a pretty bright start across the region probably staying fairly bright today. 75 degrees currently in philadelphia. for that now your dewpoint is still up over that 70-degree thresholds for oppressively
humid air but we do expect that number to dip as we go through the morning and especially the afternoon and this is part of the reason. winds have turned out of the west-northwest that's a dry air source region for that and that will knock that dewpoint down. 8 miles an hour winds in the city. yesterday 97, beat the old record. reading not a new one just missed in trenton anti of the record high in wilmington yesterday so as expected records were challenged and some did fall yesterday. there you see those storms from last night, they're gone. the watch box is off the table as well and we have a lot of sunshine early on as you just saw on sky6 with perhaps some high clouds as the day goes on. going to be another hot one. 80 by 8 o'clock, 85 by 10 o'clock. not a bad morning to get out there and get your workout done although you'll want to hydrate if you're in philadelphia or south with that hot humid air. by 3 o'clock, 95 degrees. school drinks still important today, ac breaks all those usual precautions but the humidity will be dropping so that it will no longer be
oppressively humid around the region, just a tad humid this afternoon. high temperatures 95 in philadelphia, 95 in wilmington. up in the 90's in trenton, altoallentown and reading as we. 84 in cape may. closer look at the beach shows you mid 80's pretty much everywhere from surf city down to ac and oc: u.v. index running high. cape may 84. we'll get into the upper 80's the farther south you move through the delaware beach. taking a look at those dewpoints in the 70's early today but by noon starting to see that dry air push us back into the 60's and later in the afternoon and evening we start the see the low 60's so an indication with those dewpoints of the humidity levels dropping and more comfortable air coming in. 95 is today's high. make sure you hydrate. humidity less. sunny and hot tomorrow 93. thursday 93 and another day where we have a cold front where the humidity starts to rise again and we could see afternoon and evening thunderstorms on thursday. some of those storms could
linger into friday. otherwise, we're drying in the afternoon and the heat wave's over with a high of 88. that's what it's looking like now and for the weekend mid to upper 80's with a spotty thunderstorm around. hopefully dry for the union game sunday night. the heat wave about to end. we have three more hot ones and more comfortable today. >> good. thank you david. it is now 5:44. still ahead on "action news," more live coverage from that south philadelphia, site of the dnc. >> star power glittered throughout the floor as the party rolled out its most popular leaderring. karen. >> we're on i-95 and penndot has a very closeup view of this poor guy trying to fix his car right here i-95 at broad street but the ramp to broad street is blocked right now because of the dnc. we'll show you what one of the police check points looks like and hopefully this poor guy fix his car when "action news" comes right back.
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>> ♪ >> 5:47 and getting a nice look at the commodore barry bridge and in the background some of those clouds illuminated by the sun which will be coming up -- it actually kind of is up, a little obscured by those clouds. >> glad we both got the color memo karen. >> that's right. pink is the new black or something. let's take a live look out here on i-95. looking live at the vine street expressway. this is your southbound traffic right here. can you see police are out here, they're blocking the left lane and the shoulder. you see the cones that they have set up. this is one of the checkpoints on i-95 and the reason they have so many police officers here is they're kind of
spotting for any vehicles that look large that are over 5 tons and if they don't pull them over, they go and get them and pull them over because you can't can't on i-95 southbound at this point if you're over 5 tons. this has caused huge problems relating to this on i-95. watch for that starting a little later this morning. let's look at this downed treatment large road near sewell road. you want to expect this peppered through your morning commute. this one in lower moreland township. stick to lower horse road. twenty nine blocked near old river road. stick to sandy ridge mount airy road as your alternate. little bit of a visibility issue in lancaster some fog .3 of a mile, half mile visibility in wilmington, 4 miles in allentown. no problem though in philadelphia. so other than that you're looking pretty good. no storms today, either. now we head over to tamala edwards doing a great job live at the dnc. tam. >> i miss you guys karen but i'm having a ball being out and about here and among the politicos in the sea of journalists here at the convention plenty of celebrities who are out here
they say to support the democratic party. with more on the star sightings and that angle of the story let's head over to annie mccormick. she's on the convention floor. good morning, annie. >> reporter: good morning, tamala. a lot of star power out here last night and expected to see more stars during this week. let's go right to the video from last night mere on the floor of the democratic national convention, the number of people you saw on the stage including philly's own boyz ii men who kicked off the convention. demi lovato performed her song confident after addressing the crowd with an impassioned speech about mental illness. abc's how to get away with murder star kendrick samson there. he says it's his first convention he sat near susan sarandon one a passion nat activist and bernie sanders supporter. paul simon singing bridge over troubled water, our very own bob he bee hill became famous after singing for the pope. also sang the national anthem last night. sara silverman and al franken addressing supporters and
silverman telling bernie sanders to support hillary clinton. take a listen. >> so i tell you this i can will vote for hillary with gusto as i -- as i continue to be inspired and moved to action by the ideals set forth by bernie who will never stop fighting for us. i am proud to be a part of bernie's movement and a vital part of that movement is making absolutely sure that hillary clinton is our next president of the united state states. [cheers and applause] >states. >> reporter: snoop dogg alicia keys, katy perry more stars you might see during the week. now realize all of them -- not all of them may be performing here, they may be performing at private functions for fundraisers. we'll wait and see who else appears in philadelphia. for now reporting live from the convention floor, annie mccormick channel6 "action news."
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>> good morning. i bet a lot of people are waking up extra to try to avoid the delays they had yesterday. let's show you what it looks like now. no problems yet. live in southwest philadelphia on the mid span of the platt bridge. expect extra traffic on the platt the schuylkill and the vine on i-95 because of the weight restrictions on 95 for the dnc dave. >> 80 degrees on the big board at 8 o'clock karen. we're warm, still a little bit humid but the humidity is going to drop today even as the temperatures go up. your lie is going to be 95 degrees. we'll probably hit that at about 3 o'clock this afternoon.
donald trump: i could stand in the middle of 5th avenue and shoot somebody and i wouldn't lose any voters, okay? and you can tell them to go f--- themselves! you know, you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever... you gotta see this guy. ahh, i don't know what i said, ahh. "i don't remember." he's going like "i don't remember!"
>> "action news is asking viewers to express their political opinions. we set up a microphone and camera at the national constitution center for the public to sound off. >> i understand that there will be a number of protests but i hope it's a very peaceful event. as a democrat i want to see the party come together. >> i think that all americans need to really think about
what our forefathers wanted for us as a nation and use that as a guide when making their election this november. >> social soap box will stay up for the duration of the dnc. feel free to stop by and tell us what you think. >> stop by queen village. the democratic national convention is just getting started. and with so many bernie sanders supporters standing strong it could be another dramatic day on the floor. >> plus, severe storms leave drivers stranded and now everyone is preparing for more heat today. meteorologist, david murphy with the accuweather call next.
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>> ♪ >> good morning. it's 6 o'clock on this tuesday july 26th. nydia han joins us in the studio. the democratic party tries to show unity as it opens up the dnc. >> i am proud to stand with her. >> with the hope of bringing the party together, hillary clinton's former opponent takes center stage. >> our tamala edwards heads up our live team coverage. she'll break down what happened overnight and look ahead to today's agenda. >> plus powerful storms moved through the region just as the dnc got under way. accuweather is tracking more steamy weather. >> karen rogers taking a look at what's backed up from the dnc. dave murphy is outside where it's not so bad this morning. >> the storms are gone. we've got sun coming up with just high clouds around. take a look at satellite. you can see the watch boxes from last night associated with those strong storms now off the board and we also have some high cloud cover streaking in from the west but generally speaking we're expecting things to be fairly bright today. as we take a look at the temperatures, we are in the 70's right now across the