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choice. >> afternoon kickoff, the eagles look for a little redemption when they face the redskins at the linc. first, parts of the region are under a winter weather advisory today because some of you may see snow later on. sky6 live hd taking you live outside for a glimpse over the center city skyline. it was a cold, brisk wake-up call. we'll get a reprieve before the temperatures really begin to plummet. meteorologist chris sowers is tracking the accuweather craft. reprieve, chris. >> reporter: one day, upper 40s close to 50 that's tomorrow. we get into the cold, wednesday, thursday, friday of this week. in the meantime we have a storm system we have to deal with first that's in the process of pushing through now, or at least knock on the door. looking live in cape may. lots of clouds out there. a couple of sprinkles reported over the delaware bay region and flurries, as well. let's flip it over to double
scan live. the bark is worse than the bite you see a lot of white. warm invection, snow, the warmer air is riding at the surface. the air is so dry a lot of that is not reaching the ground. it will do so this afternoon, because of that, the national weather service issued a winter weather advisory. here's philadelphia here, this is south jersey, this is areas north and west of the city, including the lehigh valley and the poconos and the far western suburbs. the timeline on this, looks like. 1:00 p.m. this afternoon through 6:00 p.m., a light period of snow, again this is north and west of philadelphia. very light snow from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 6 to midnight cloudy skies and and a lull in the "action news." from midnight on, cold rain. in philadelphia, a flurry or two, high of 36. i'll have more in ten minutes.
>> whether you goat snow or rain tomorrow morning -- whether you get snow or rain tomorrow morning, the morning team will help you out beginning at 4:30 a.m. on the weather conditions as you head out the door. firefighters acted quickly as a blaze broke out at a peco substation in grays ferry. a fire alarm alerted them of the fire and sprinkler system helped them get the fire under control. there were no injuries and an investigation is under investigation to determine the cause. a fire crashed and burst into flames in delaware county on the southbound lanes in chester. the driver was traveling sow -- south at 2:45 a.m. when the car crashed and rolled over, the car caught fire.
the person escaped with minor injuries. >> in wilmington there was a touching tribute to a fallen firefighter. funeral services were held for ardythe hope who died in a row home arson that claimed the lives of two other colleagues. the fire department elevated her to lieutenant, making her the first african-american woman to achieve that rank in the wilmington fire department. during yesterday's memorial service she was honored with the medal of valour trying to save two other firefighters who died in the fire. brad speakman survived the injuries. >> ardie hope, the daughter, the sister, the mother, the aunt, the firefighter, emt, lpn, rn was all about caring for
others, caring for us. >> a hero laid to rest. the fire chief addressed hope's three children saying their mother sits alongside kings and queens and watching over their every move. >> president-elect donald trump may have found his pick for secretary of state. trump held a private meeting with exxon mobile c. he o rex tillerson, but has not officially offered him the job. he helped lead exxon to become the most valuable company. his ties with russia could cause problems with his confirmation hearing. >> the woman who helped trump win the white house returned to her south jersey home. kellyanne conway served as grand marshall at the hammonton christmas parade. she was met by open arms by some and those opposed to a trump
presidency. >> reporter: in hammonton, she is a rock star, kellyanne conway most known for leading president-elect donald trump to a successful campaign. she was the grand marshall of hammonton's 150th parade. >> hello hammonton. i want to wish each and every one you have a happy, healthy, merry christmas. >> reporter: she didn't get political, but asked the crowd to pray. >> after 8 years i would ask you to pray for our outgoing president and vice president, and pray for our new president and vice president. >> reporter: she commented on the status of what her future role in the trump administration might be. >> in any event, the president-elect and the vice president-president-elect know i support them completely. >> there were a few in the crowd with antikellyanne conway signs. >> we have the right to voice
our displeasure with the rhetoric she has been using during the entire campaign platform. >> reporter: things remained peaceful. everyone who got to see kellyanne conway no doubt feel she made the parade more special. >> great job, kelly, keep it up. >> very great job, very proud. >> reporter: s this was the christmas parade, there were protesters, but things did remain peaceful. bob brooks, channel 6 "action news." >> delaware college delaware itself a sanctuary student. a letter co-authored by the college president and board chair said sanctuary may be needed in the coming months and years, a reference to donald
trump to deport immigrants. >> eagles are back home this afternoon they are hoping to bring an end to their three game losing streak with a win against the redskins. it will be a tough battle against the nfc east foes. a win today would put a dent in the redskins dream of making the playoffs. we, of course, will have a live report on the game coming up at noon. the sixers rescheduled the game called off last month due to excessive moisture on the floor. they will play the sacramento kings on january 30th. crew and players tried for several hours to mop up the moisture, but to no avail. it is believed that the trouble stemmed from the ice beneath the basketball court combined with
nearly 70-degree weather. christmas is two weeks from today and we're seeing plenty of homes decorated. take a look at this home in bear, delaware. the theme is candy cane lane. it took a month to put together the light snow. look at this display in merchantville camden county. a tree lighting was held at saint st. peter's roman catholic church. each one was donated by a parishner. we want to see your favorite holiday displays, share a picture using #6abc lights. post photos on the 6abc "action news" facebook page or e-mail them to join the action at 6abc.com. i love that. >> 'tis the season for lights and 'tis the season for giving. a secret santa made it one very,
very merry christmas for a number of families in western pennsylvania. >> also ahead, old man winter has arrived in parts of the midwest. it's part of the system that could bring snow to the lehigh valley and delaware valleys. now looking live through sky6 live hd, meteorologist chris sowers has the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, when we come right back.
closed off area at a nfc inform ski resort may have caused a man his life. blizzard conditions forced the search to end yesterday. the skier and a friend ignored the chains that blocked the side of the mountain to skiers. two men ended up getting caught in the after -- avalanche. one man made it back, the other man did not have a missing beacon. a storm spread a coat of ice on i-84. , 47 miles were closed that left thousands stuck for hours. oregon is getting rain today with temperatures well above freezing thankfully. the midwest and plain states are getting walloped this weekend by a winter storm. snow began falling on the city of chicago last night.
it's still snowing in the windy city, up to a foot of snow could fall, must have of it is due to lake effect. southwest airlines canceled most flights out of chicago international airport. o'hare has canceled flights due to the wintry weather. you look at the video across the country we'll miss out on a lot of of it. we'll get a wee bit of snow, as gray likes to say will be west of philadelphia. there's a nice shot in spring mountain, montgomery county, they are making snow, as temperatures are cold enough. you need numbers below freezing and we've got that. the numbers are in the 20s, windchills 3 or 4 degrees colder than the air temperatures. as we flip it over to the radars, it almost appears it is snowing at this point. you can see from cape may in atlantic city, westward through south jersey and the far western suburbs, appears is if it is
snowing, but the air is so dry it's not hitting ground. we have places in oxford and lancaster, they have a coating, york and harrisburg. some this is not reaching the ground in and around philadelphia. that will change this afternoon. we could see a period of light snow we have west of the city. 30 on the dot in philadelphia. 29 in millville. 30 in dover. 31 in cape may. all areas well below freezing. satellite and radar clouds on the increase, here comes that little band, that little sliver of snow north of a warm front. what will happen later today we'll get into a brief period of light snow west of philadelphia. between noon and 5:00 p.m. give or take an hour. we'll catch a lull in the action, because this is moving south and north. once this pulls through we'll get a break in the evening
hours. round two which is to the west that moves in overnight tonight. by the time that round moves in, temperatures are much milder and it all falls in the form of rain. future tracker 6, 4:00 p.m., cloudy skies, you'll see a little bit more than what the model is showing, you'll see light snow out through here, we camp the break around 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. late in the evening hours, it's not doing anything at all unless you're in the poconos it's still snowing. everybody cloudy. here comes round number two after midnight. this is changing over to rain. tomorrow morning is damp with periods of rain, especially across south jersey, some of it could come down at a good clip briefly. the roads will be wet and there will be responding on the roads. take your time getting to work and school tomorrow morning. some of the back roads, lots of fallen leaves and when they are on the roads they create slick spots. there will be issues, even
though we're not talking about a lot of snow with the system. take it easy tomorrow morning. the general idea overnight tonight, snow changing to rain in the lehigh valley and the poconos and then it's chilly rain for just about everybody else. snowfall totals before the rain washes everything away. a half inch to an inch includes reading, allentown and lancaster. 1 to 2 in the mountains. in philadelphia, 36 is the high, generally speaking, cloudy day in the city. 3:00 p.m., 36. 5:00 p.m., 35. after midnight the rain moves in, tempts rising 32 north and west, 35 in center city. tomorrow morning, the numbers are actually in the 40s. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 49 tomorrow afternoon, morning rain, a milder day, tuesday, partly
sunny, high of 47. wednesday the arctic front arrives lots of clouds and snow showers, 39. thursday and friday, icy cold, high temperatures staying in the 20s windchills are actually in the teens, there could be a couple of flurries. >> with all the cold weather i worry about my hair because of all the static. >> i was complaining about that [laughter]. thanks guys. google says it will hit a milestone at the turn of new year. the company says renewal energy will power all of its office coming 2017 that includes 13 data center in 150 cities. their goal to a run on clean carbon energy for the time. they by it and sell it back at a wholesale price and receive certificates to use for its
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everyone, 9:23 a.m., sunday morning, all this cold air in place, why are we talking about a system that is snow and changing into rain. the low is developing across the ohio and tennessee valley. we have this area of high pressure supplying the cold air. it's draining on the -- training on the eastern slopes of the appalachians. it's mild underneath this low pressure and warm front. cold air to the north and mild air to the south. if you want a snowy set up, this low would have to track like this, it would keep us in the cold sector. it's not doing that, it's lifting to the north, which means the warm front and all the mild air is lifting to the north, as well. you may see light snow today especially west of philadelphia or brief period of it. overnight tonight everything changes over to rain as the warm air floods the region. philadelphia, 36 degrees,
flurries, cold day, poconos 1 to 3 inches of snow tonight, 26 degrees. gray. >> thank you for the update. 9:25. the insurance institute for highway safety i should -- issued headlight evaluations. receiving good rating was the chevy volt, hyundai a toyota and volvo. >> holiday giving means chipping for gifts for families and friends and co-workers. it can be a nightmare to organize. >> consumer reports reveal
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>> people need to decide if the vebs -- convenience is worth it for them. >> reporter: egifter charges no fees and offers gift tarts for retailers, restaurants and travel partners. you can invite people by text message or video message that will be sent with the gift mean you and your crew can be big spenders with very little effort. for channel 6 "action news" i'm alicia vitarelli. >> secret santa has been busy in western pennsylvania making the holidays happy for 200 families, thursday a woman walked into a walmart with a $46,000 check on behalf of a man who wanted to pay off lay aways. the store called 194 very surprised people. >> i got home from work, my daughter played the message also before i got there. she said, mom, i said did
anybody call? >> yeah. >> reporter: are you going to be upset or mad? she said it's going to make you cry. >> many people cried in joy and gratitude as they picked up their items. many want to know who it is, so they can say thank you personally. they will pay it forward. what an act of kindness. >> the gift that keeps on giving. lots of generous people out there. much more to come on "action news," it is the you ultimate in luxury. a but butler that comes with yor apartment. >> we'll have those stories and more, plus, meteorologist chris sowers will have the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, "action news" comes right back after this
>> old man winters is knocking, go away, a winter storm is bringing snow to parts the plains and look at that, also in the midwest. overseas a roof collapses during a church service in nigeria killing 150 people. >> we're tracking the possibility of snow to fall in parts of our region today. we stress the word little snow.
>> reporter: i like the way he says snow, say that again. >> snow. >> reporter: gray loves that snow and cold, let me tell you. there's the view, as we look down at old city. it's quiet this morning, a couple of snowflakes being reported for areas south and west of philadelphia.he bite mot is not reaching the ground. we're picking up a light dusting west of philadelphia. coatsville, on ottsville pickinp a dusting. elmer, glassboro, nothing more than flurries. we're expecting a period of light snow this afternoon west of philadelphia. let's say in these areas here where a winter weather advisory goes into effect. berks county, the lehigh valley and the poconos. this is where we are expecting
minor accumulations. forecast for today, this is the area that's in the winter weather advisory. we're talking about west of philadelphia from now until 4:00 p.m. expect to pick up a period of very light snow from 4 to midnight. it will be cloudy, we'll catch a break or lull in the action. from midnight to noon we'll start up again, this is round number two, this time it's rain, the rain may wash away snow you may pick up during the day today. it's light and limited to begin with. 36 degrees, cloudy skies and flurries in and around the immediate philadelphia area. again, periods of light snow north and west of the city. >> thanks for the update. parts of the midwest dealing with a one-two punch from old man winter. snow falling yesterday and continues to fall this morning. >> it led to slick roads and treacherous travel and forcing airports to cancel thousands of flights. when all is said and done, some cities could be digging out from
a foot of snow. >> reporter: let it snow, let it snow, let it snow, it's the first significant storm in chicago, so begins the well-known routine unwelcome as it may be. >> we have to get ahead of it, because if not, we'll be stuck. my and my son will clean it up before it gets worse. >> reporter: just as fun as shoveling snow is driving in the snow. commuters getting back in the rhythm of winter driving. >> you have to be careful because of the oil on the road. >> reporter: with the goal of keeping the roads safe and passable. the city department deployed 210 salt trucks turning to the residential streets only after the snow ends. >> it will be snowing it will be slippery, our plows will be on streets, be a ware of the
plows, drive for the conditions. >> reporter: at midway southwest cancel nearly all of its flights departing after 7:00. this man and his family is one of the lucky ones getting out before the storm hits. >> guys at work, are like you better change your flight, if not you'll get snowed in. here we are a day earlier leaving 6:10 a.m. from southwest getting to orlando for disney. >> that winter storm has led to cancellations and delays at major airports in the midwest, like chicago, midway and o'hare. that as a ripple effect on air travel across the nation including the philadelphia international airport. this is a live look at the airport courtesy of sky6 live hd. if you have a flight scheduled for today, or if you're picking up someone, check the flight before heading to the airport. the number to call on the screen, 1-800-phl-gate.
>> there were scary moments when a heater malfunctioned exploded and caught fire at a south philadelphia refinery complex. it happened in a small buildings on the 3100 brock of west peace peace -- passyunk avenue next to a smokestack. the flames were doused and number was injured. a delaware county homeowner shot and killed a man who stormed into his home. the homeowner has a permit to carry the weapon, grabbed the gun and shot the suspect once killing him. no one inside the house was hurt. police say the incident stemmed from an earlier domestic dispute. so far no word if the homeowner faces any charges. in upper darby, delaware county, police looking for the person who shot two people outside a grocery store this weekend. police say someone fired shots on the 6700 block of market
street at 5:30 p.m. the suspect ran off after the shooting. there's no word on the condition of the victims or what may have led to the shooting. >> no charges will be filed against a city attorney who watched as a supermarket wall was vandalized with anti-trump graffiti. police did not submit a warrant requesting charges against lloyd. lloyd is on two week leave from the city solicitors' office and ordered to complete 40 hours of community service. >> bill cosby is due back in a montgomery county courtroom for pretrial hearing. he is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting andrea constan in 2004 at his home hom. cosby acknowledged he had given women drugs and alcohol before
having sexual encounters. >> a new jersey man had one of the happiest and most emotional moments in his life this past week, he was able to meet the young woman who saved his life. in 2013, he was dieing of a cute leukemia. he told "action news" when he entered the hospital that year he did not expect to make it. doctors filled him with hope when they told him they found a bone bone marrow match for him. she was a 22-year-old woman from germany. >> ills always -- i'll always have a special feeling for lisa. >> she is wonderful. >> international transplant regulations did not allow lisa and jack to meet until two years after the procedure. once she was able to visit, lisa flew to philadelphia.
>> what great gift that was. >> the holidays will be brighter this year for hundreds of kids in wilmington all thanks to the new castle county paramedics. their family have presents to put up up under the christmas tree. parents lined up to get the perfect gift. this is the 25th year the paramedics collected toys to local families in need. >> that's very nice. new help for flint, michigan and it's effort to deal with the water crisis. that help comes in the form of an app. a roof collapses at a nigerian church right during the service to ordain a bishop. >> they are more than pals, we'll tell you how a camel is helping a blind horse get around. don't miss that story. now, you're looking live through sky6 live hd, temple university camera over the center city skyline there, meteorologist chris sowers says
>> a church has collapsed in southern nigeria killing at least 160 people. officials say metal girders buckled causing the crash. the church was still under construction. workers were trying to finishing before the ordaining of the bishop. building collapse in nigh gear occur because of -- nigeria because of corruption. turkey has declared today a national day of mourning because of bombing that killed people on saturday night. the twin cars and suicide bombings near a soccer stadium wounded 155 others. 13 people were arrested in connection with the attack. there's no claim for the
responsibility. attack. three senior officials said suspicions are focused on kurdish militants. google has provided an appear for flint michigan for water testing and the locations of distribution centers for water and filters. developers say they can predict when homes are likely to have higher lead levels. reachers hope the sites will boost transparency for all residents there. >> good news there. >> let's talk about the forecast. >> reporter: we have a little winter white on the way, a lot of cold air as we head into the ladder portion of the seven-day forecast. we'll see that in a moment. it's going to be the coldest air by far of the season so far. in the meantime as we get you outside, we overlook penns landing. it's a nice looking morning, we have clouds and flurries being reported mainly south and west
of philadelphia, at this point everything is very, very light. double scan live showing that little line that stretches from the jersey shore westward through south jersey and our western suburbs, actually, adam joseph just texted me minutes ago, he is in chester county reporting flurries there, as well. a brief period of light snow has developed for lancaster and western chester county where there's a dusting on the ground. it would be this area here, honeybrook, quarryville coatsville and oxford. it's stretches through south jersey, wilmington reporting flurries, south of philadelphia, the temperatures are very, very cold. everybody is below freezing, even just a dusting could create problems, there could slick spots. 25 in pottstown, kene, glassboro, 29.
hammonton, 30 degrees. the freezing mark is 32, so you need terms to jump above 32 in order to get the snow to melt. that will not happen anytime soon, the numbers will hold steady over the next couple of hours. future tracker 6 later this afternoon you'll see more than what the model is showing, west of philadelphia. expect a period of light snow this afternoon for all areas west of philadelphia. then we catch a lull in the action round two moves in overnight tonight after midnight. at this point appears if by then, the warmer air moves in. that means it will be more rain than anything else even in areas that will see more accumulation this afternoon. lehigh valley, poconos cruel start out at snow. it will go over to rain. by tomorrow morning, the rain washes everything away. by tomorrow afternoon it's clouds and sun, and limited sun, before sunset.
49 degrees. here's the take away, periods of light snow expected mainly north and west of philadelphia, let's say from now until 4:00 p.m. then we catch a break in the action this evening, there won't be much of anything going going on, just cloudy skies. round number two, around midnight, mainly rain. snowfall totals look like just a few flakes around the pennsylvania turnpike area. you're seeing a dusting now, but that will shut off. again there could patchy areas of light snow half inch to an inch allentown quakertown and reading. poconos 1 to 3 inches. that's the jackpot area. you'll pick up a decent accumulation in the mountains where they want to see it. good news for the skiers. millville, 38, philadelphia, 36. cape may, 42. everything changes over to rain
35 in philadelphia and climbing. 35 in millville. cape may, 37 degrees. again, all areas temperatures rising overnight tonight. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, morning rain for tomorrow, otherwise it's a cloudy and milder day, maybe some sun late in the afternoon, 49 degrees, tuesday is quiet. wednesday the arctic front moves in, there could snow showers winds pick up late, that sets up the coldest air of the season, thursday and friday, highs around 29 both days, windchills in the teens, actually some of the models are colder than 29 i'm posting. >> keep it at 29 for now. thanks, chris. 9:46 is the time. you can find the seven-day forecast and storm tracker 6 live double scan at our website head to 6abc.com/weather. >> you've heard of seeing eye dogs for people now there's a seeing eye camel for a blind horse in maine. caesar lives on the poney express zoo.
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eagles are hosting the redskins at the linc looking for a win this afternoon. >> also, the flyers are red hot, here's jeff skeverski with all your sunday morning sports. >> reporter: eagles quarterback carson wentz has twice as many turnovers and touchdowns since they face washington two months ago. they are looking to turn it around at 1:00 p.m. at the linc. the eagles are the most penalize
team in the nfl. they have three first quarter touchdowns all year. >> it's tough to dig yourself a hole against anybody especially against good teams. we have to avoid that and come out swinging better earlier in the games. >> everybody realizes where we are this season as a team. guys should be focused and ready to go out and get a must-win. especially a team that had our number the first time. >> reporter: especially the defense struggled in allowed season high 230 yards rushing the last time against the redskins. flyers on fire, they won 8 straight for the first time in 14 years. tonight in detroit they are looking to score their first nine game winning streak since the 1990s. steve mason is on the longest running streak of his career. mason kept it at a one goal
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season because of knee surgery. >> i'm focused on playing basketball and [inaudible]. control what i can control. >> noel will not be on a minutes restriction, we could see him playing with jaological jaological -- just a okay for. hatchy balls, target announced a new shipment. we caught up with moms and dads waiting outside target with coats and blankets. we talked to shoppers in cherry hill. for some of them it's been a long morning. >> i have to be at work, i'm here, 24 hours i've been up. i've been here since 2:00.
i've been here since 11:00 a.m., getting a hatchable for my 6-year-old niece. it is the one thing nobody can get. the store handed out tickets waiting in line, once the tickets were gone, everyone with a ticket was able to come inside and grab a toy. >> those are dedicated folks. >> i have yet to wait in line. >> just go online, right? we know you love your kids, nydia. >> not that much. [laughter] there's much more to come on "action news," santa's helper have never westbound -- have never been cuter. >> an artist transforms a huge oak tree into a centerpiece.
catches fire on i-95 in delaware county. >> more controversy is swirling around president-elect donald trump we have details on his new pick for secretary of state, why some are not on board with that choice. >> afternoon kickoff, the eagles look for a little redemption when they face the redskins at the linc. first, parts of the region are under a winter weather advisory today because some of you may see a little snow later on. sky6 live hd taking a live look outside at the ben franklin bridge at penns landing. it was another cold, brisk wake-up call. we'll get a sleet reprieve before the temperatures really begin to plummet. meteorologist chris sowers at the "action news" big board looking at the weather forecast. i'm using the word reprieve. >> reporter: there might be another reprieve in time tore christmas. i'll talk about that later on. in the meantime, let's look at storm tracker 6 live double scan, we have light snow and flurries across the area.
mainly flurries across south jersey and light snow for the western suburbs, actually all areas west of that line you're picking up a few flurries or brief dusting in honeybrook and coatsville. not a big deal. temperatures are below freezing. it doesn't take much to create slick spots out there. take it nice and easy on the roads this morning. winter weather advisory goes into effect later this afternoon. 1:00 p.m. this afternoon to be precise. it's areas west of philadelphia. here's philadelphia, this is the delaware river all areas north and west. we're expecting a brief period of light snow to develop this afternoon. here's what to expect, for the north western suburbs from now until 4:00 p.m. a light period of snow will develop could create a dusting maybe inasmuch as half inch. 4:00 p.m. to midnight we're expecting a break or lull in the action, mainly cloudy skies, chilly, as well. from midnight until lunchtime tomorrow, that's when round number two moves in. that's when the milder air moves
in. round number two appears to be much warmer. we are expecting mainly rain with that event after midnight tonight which will wash away all the snow, it will be very little to begin with. when i come back we'll talk about the polar express arriving wednesday night. >> despite the cold air, the eagles faithful is out at the linc. they are bearing below freezing temperatures. >> they are hoping for a win on gridiron while another group was out in the cold hoping fob a win. katherine scott is live at the lincoln financial field to explain. >> reporter: it's cold out here, but this is a busy time of year, there's lots to do people will not let the cold stop them, they will bundle up and head out. we're at lincoln financial field, the tailgaters are at it. there's pleasant of warm halts and scarves i've seen a couple
of teenage ninja turtles, let's go to videos outside target stores in wynnfield heights and cherry hill. even before the sun came up, people were standing in the cold for the season's hottest toys. target received a new shipment they were put on the store shelves and released today. parents bundled up and waited all night for the stores to open. >> i've been here since 11:00 p.m. last night picking up a hatchable it's what my niece wants and one thing nobody can get it. >> it's for my 8-year-old daughter i'm here for her. she is has been crazy about it since it hit the internet. she wants it i told her i would
try to get it and that's why i'm here. i hope this face paint is keeping him warmer. tailgaters are hoping for a hot performance by the birds giving them a much-needed victory. e-a-g-l-e-s! are happening, as well. live in south philadelphia, katherine scott channel 6 "action news." back to you. >> fun time, thank you so much, whether you get snow or rain tomorrow morning, "action news" will help you through it all, join the "action news" team, matt, tam, david, karen beginning at 4:30 a.m. we have an update to a story that we brought to you earlier. peco said there was no fire at the substation in grays ferry. fire and haz/mat arrived after the fire alarm went off. that caused the sprinkler system to go off. peco said they found no evidence of a fire inside the substation.
a driver was hurt after a car crashed and burst into flames over i-95 in delaware county overnight. the action cam was on the scene along the southbound lanes of i-95 in chester. police say the driver was traveling south at about 2:45 a.m. south of curlin street when they lost control and rolled over. the driver managed to escape the burning car with minor injuries and taken to crozer-chester hospital for treatment. in wilmington there was a touching tribute to a fallen firefighter. funeral services were held for ardythe hope after a row home arson claimed the lives of two of her colleagues. the fire department elevated her to lieutenant making her the first african-american woman to achieve the ranker within the wilmington fire department. she was honored with the medal
of valour for attempting to save her fell firefighters back in december. jerry fickes and christopher leach died in the fire. brad speakman survived his injuries. >> ardie hope, the daughter, the sister, the mother, the aunt, the firefighter, emt, lpn, rn was all about caring for others, caring for us. >> the fire chief addressed hope's three children saying their mother sits alongside kings and queens and watching over their every move. >> funeral services will be held for new jersey state trooper, frankie williams killed in a head head-on collision last week. he will be remembered at boardwalk hall in atlantic city. the public can pay its respects from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. visitation for law enforcement begins at 10:00 a.m.
he leaves behind a wife, the two were married only two months. governor chris christie ordered flags to fly at half staff tomorrow to honor trooper williams. the driver who hit him also died. president-elect trump may have found his pick for secretary of state. trump held a private meeting with exxon mobile ceo recollection rex tillerson. he heads a company with global operations and helped to lead it to become the most valuable public company. however his close ties with russia could cause trouble in confirm aches -- confirmation hearings. >> kellyanne conway the first woman campaign manager of a presidential candidate. was the grand marshall of the
hammonton christmas parade. when she was a teenager she picked blue berries on the farm. >> i loved her. >> ladies and gentlemen, after 8 years, i would ask you to pray for our outgoing president and vice president. i would ask you to pray for our new president and vice president. >> there were some protesters there in the crowd voice voicing there criticism of the president-elect donald trump. but the crowd saluted their own who made a name for herself. if you're expecting to get to the city by trolley riders on 11, 13, 34, 36 will get off at 40th and market and take a bus, because the septa trolley tunnel is closed until tomorrow morning at 5:00 p.m. for more information go to the septa link at 6abc.com. swathmore college has grown a growing list of area colleges
declaring itself a sanctuary college. a letter says sanctuary may be need in the coming months and years, a reference by pledgeses president-elect trump to deport millions of immigrants. authorities say education must be free of government interference. sixers have reschedule their game that was called off due to moisture on the floor. they will play the sack -- sacramento kings january 30th. floor crews tried to mop up the moisture but to no avail. it is believed that trouble stemmed from ice beneath the basketball court along with 70-degree weather. a hero's welcome home in delaware county this weekend in time for the holidays. people lined the streets of clementon yesterday as navy lieutenant eli weaver who
received a surprise with an escort. after hugs and handshakes she was presented with a special service medal. >> county of camden, military service medal for honorable service to our country. let's give her a round of applause. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. >> weaver served in the persian gulf a board the u.s.s. eisenhower. it was heartbreaking when the south jersey community 235 oak tree died, but it will live on forever thanks to the artistry thanks to his chamber of commerce saw that gives it new life. wicked winter weather caused slipper conditions on midwestern highways. >> we're expecting snow in participates of our area, meteorologist chris sowers will have all the details in the
injuries. we're expecting a little snow here, we won't see anything like that, right? >> reporter: we know it's only takes a little bit to create slick spots. hopefully nothing like that. new computer information coming in right now kind of supports the information we've been giving out all morning long. a few flurries this afternoon and light snow west of the city. main line rain overnight tonight. double scan live showing the flurries across south jersey and snow showers west of there. northern chester county and delaware county and northern and southern -- excuse me southern portions of montgomery county reporting flurries, coatsville, honeybrook, dusting, most of of that is now gone. a few flurries remain. not a big deal. another round may develop this afternoon, west of philadelphia that, too, should be on the lighter side. 29 in allentown.
millville, 31. 33 in cape may. that's the lone location above freezing. 20 in the poconos, 30 in trenton. the good news we've lost that gusty breeze, so temperatures are certainly cold, but they are not harsh we're not seeing the driving wind today. general wind speeds are five miles or less, the brutal windchills we saw yesterday or the day before, we're not dealing with that today. double scan live we set it in motion for you, you can see the sliver of moisture stretching across southeastern pennsylvania this morning, it's a warm front that's off to the southwest. this is what we call overrunning moisture, what's happening the warm air aloft is over running the cold air at the surface, that squeezes out the moisture left in the atmosphere. that's why we're seeing the snow showers this morning. that will happen this afternoon that will create the period of light snow this afternoon west of the city. once the warm front punches through and all the warm air comes in here, from that point on it's all rain.
4:00 p.m., most of the region is dry, again you'll see a little bit more than what's showing up west of philadelphia. we'll catch a break, we'll catch a lull in the action theerch only to re-- this evening, only to refire tonight after midnight. temperature will be above freezing, lehigh valley, the poconos, you'll switch over to rain, it will be a cold rain, temperatures in the 30s and 40s. during the morning commute expect to see mainly rain. there will be ponding on roads and some of the back roads have leaves from the trees on them, there will be slick spots out there regardless, even though you will not see snow it will be a slow go tomorrow morning. by afternoon it's a quick-moving system. we'll see a little bit of sunshine before sunset. generally speaking this is what to expect, snow to rain overnight tonight, in the lehigh valley. far western suburbs in the poconos, everybody else a cold rain.
we'll see a quarter to a half inch we'll create ponding on roads. as far as snow accumulations before the rain washes everything away. half inch to an inch reading, allentown, quakertown. 1 to 3 for the poconos and just a few flakes west of philadelphia. this is the pennsylvania turnpike area. you've picked up a dusting in western chester county and southern lang county that's probably it -- lancaster county, that's probably about it. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, dusting or sprinkles, 36 degrees. if you're heading to the eagles game bundle up. overnight tonight, rain developing after midnight. temperatures rising from 32 degrees in the lehigh valley. 35 from center city all the way up to 49 for tomorrow. it's a much milder day, and the rest of the seven-day forecast, shows once the system is out of here, tuesday is quiet, partly sunny, 47 degrees. wednesday, clouds, a couple of snow showers are possible that's the arctic front.
look what happens thursday and friday, high temperatures both days, 29 degrees windchills in the teens and saturday becoming cloudy and high of 38 degrees. saturday night there's more mess on the ran way with rain and snow all that mixture. >> a south jersey community is preserving a large piece of its history and heritage in a unique way. they are doing it one carve at a time. new jersey correspondent, nora muchanic has the story. >> reporter: brian is a man on a mission. this talented chainsaw artist is turning this 235-year-old oak tree into a masterpiece. it died last year, residents didn't want that to be the end of story. instead of chopping it down, the limbs and trunk of the local landmark will tell the story of the proud community celebrating it is 150th anniversary next year. >> i felt like a piece of living history we did not want
it to not live on. >> i grew up here, this was where i was born and raised. this is the most massive tree i have ever carved period. >> reporter: using three different size chain saws, he has a bonnet wearing woman, a general store and eagle part of the town symbol. >> it says a lot about the community, all the people in the community what they did, what they do, margate has the elephant and buena vista township has the tree. >> i've never seen this before, it's amazing what he can do. >> reporter: this oak is one of the only trees in the area that survived a saw mill in the 1800s, it's a local treasure people want to preserve. >> work by the seat of my pants. >> reporter: without a blueprint, he said holding a chain saw over his hip all day
is not easy. the project is being paid for with donations. it will be oiled and preserved a unique monument to this community's proud history. in buena vista, nora muchanic channel 6 "action news." afoot and light-hearted i take to the open road. healthy, free, the world before me, the long brown path before me leading wherever i choose. the east and the west are mine. the north and the south are mine. all seems beautiful to me.
lot more. >> this tree in montreal has gone viral. they are calling it the charlie brown tree. it is lopsided and some don't like the ornaments. the company said it admits it didn't have time to properly decorate it the way residents want it. there are some who love the he tree. >> penguins at a japanese park are helping people waddle into the holiday spirit. the penguins are all dressed as old saint nick complete with a tiny bell as they went on their daily walk through the park there. they of course caught everyone's attention as they waddled by. this video has gone viral from a woman who expressed frustration. amanda who lives in michigan turned to snap chat to haven't
after getting in a line behind a woman who one too many questions about her kohl cash. >> do i lose all my kohls cash or some of my kohls cash? >> i love that. >> bell said the conversation wentz on for so long she was late picking up her kids. the cashier was so overwhelmed with questions be she had to hand the shopper over to a manager for help. her video rant has viewed 6 million times. >> we've all been stuck behind these people. >> tell us what you think of our videos by going to our facebook and twitter accounts. >> meteorologist chris sowers will have the the check on the
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this morning on 6abc. monica malpass sits down with a panel of experts to discuss the next step for gene party candidate jill stein. tomorrow a federal judge will rule if there should be a recount in pennsylvania. there's a look at fake news report and how they shape the news cycle. could delaware's first son run
for office? >> time for the forecast. >> reporter: a little light snow mainly west of the city. temperatures are rising overnight tonight and most of us will see a steady rain that will wash the snow away. tomorrow morning's commute allow extra time because there will be ponding on the roads. once that's out of here the next front we're watching is an arctic front that arrives wednesday night, that does a number on us thursday and friday, 20s for the high. >> this week with george stephanopoulos is next. here's what we're working on for you, when a child's picky eating goes on the toddler years, what's a parent to do, erin o'hern has a program that will help you. now for chris sowers, gray hall, and the entire "action news" team, i'm nydia han, we'll
starting right now on "this week" with george stephanopoulos. democracy hacked? did russia want trump in the white house? the latest details on the secret cia findings. and after downplaying russia's role -- >> maybe there is no hacking. >> trump lashing out at the cia. plus, the secretary of state search. what could an oil executive mean for u.s. foreign policy? >> he's much more than a business executive. he's a world class player. >> and team trump defending ties to his reality tv show and his empire. will trump's efforts to untangle potential conflicts of interest go far enough?ocrat senator clair mccaskill.