tv Action News at 500 AM ABC December 26, 2016 5:00am-5:30am EST
register for new sales. >> a winter storm is causing travel headaches out west, we're tracking possible freezing rain right here at home. >> let's turn to karen rogers in for david and matt pellman has traffic. >> reporter: we have areas north and west, allentown, reading and lancaster, the freezing rain advisory begins at 7:00 a.m., it ends at 11:00. in the poconos it doesn't end until 4:00 p.m. that's a bigger deal there. we're dry through the region and not seeing any drizzle through the area. the reason we would have concern is 23 in martins creek, 28 in pottstown, 31 in saint david. you can see in the i-95 corridor, chester, center city, leavette town we're above freezing -- levittown we're above freezing. in new jersey we're close to freezing. 33 in hammonton. 35 in glassboro, 37 in dover.
the freezing rain areas are north and we have the from 7 to 4:00 p.m. we have to look to pittsburgh to get any showers. we think the drizzle might sneak out as a warm front lifts through the area. you can see near washington, d.c. getting a couple of spots of drizzle currently. as we look ahead, we're talking about a high of 50, you'll not reach that until after sunset. 7:00 a.m., 38 degrees, lots of clouds, a lot misty. it's a morning where you might have to scrape off your windshield. 10:00 a.m., 44. we'll spend the afternoon in the mid 40s. 1:00 p.m., 45. 4:00 p.m., 46. temperatures are rising at 7:00. it is 48 degrees. they rise all night long tonight. we'll talk about the warm temperatures coming you're way in a few minutes. we don't look to pittsburgh for much, but we'll look for the drizzle this morning. i was coming from lancaster last
even. it was packed on the eastbound side of the schuylkill expressway, slow traffic even at that hour. i'm hoping most people made their trip home last night and this morning it will be quiet. each morning, i think it will be below average volume, but especially this morning, so far as we look at the schuylkill expressway by the blue route, it is very quiet. off 76o vine, everything is open. there was no overnight construction because of the holiday. crews don't come back until tomorrow night, tuesday night. on the bicker, no issues on i-95 the boulevard. the water main break was not finished on friday, here in queen village, one lane getting by on the southbound side of the columbus boulevard. normal schedules on mass transit. modified on the septa buses, regional rails on the sunday schedule as well as dart buses on this monday morning. >> new this morning, a cam
camouflaged gunman left a 52-year-old man in critical condition. this happened in tioga nicetown. the victim was hit in the arms and torso taken to temple hospital by private car and explained what they know about the earlier incident. >> we're getting information from several witnesses that the 52-year-old victim, family members of his were involved in an earlier fight in the neighborhood. >> police are interviewing witnesses, they are looking at surveillance video in the area to help identified the gunman. let's go to what some might call the holiday tradition. post christmas return rush. stores are open early for folks who are doing returning or hung for
or hunting for a good sale. annie mccormick has more. >> reporter: most walmarts opening at 6:00 a.m. look are for the big sales, this year they are on electronic, that's what researchers are forecasting. there were a lot of last minute shoppers over the weekend. many thought since christmas fell on a sunday, they would see bigger sales. they are seeing dip in a sales across the board. 20% of returns happen during the holiday season, $60 billion in merchandise. gift cards make up a huge part of sales and researchers can't track them until they are redeemed. there are websites that offer to buy and sell them, but you won't get the full value or you can donate them to a charity church or food bank or school.
check the holiday hours of retailers across the area. walmart, jc penny opening at 6:00 a.m. many others opening as late as 10:00 a.m., 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. across different areas. again for the big sales they are hoping to get before the end of year, check your circulars before you head out. and channel 6 "action -- annie l 6 "action news" back to you. hundreds of miles of roads are closed because of a winter storm. jenae norman is tracking the storm. rmts the winter weather is making for tough travel the day after. in arizona snow brought two major highways to a standstill. cars, trucks and driver stranded along interstate 40 outside of
flagstaff. >> i don't know i'm just waiting, that's all i can do, right. >> reporter: getting home or to the mall could be tricky across the county. in the northern plains it's a slippery mess where freezing rain turned to snow. in the dakotas, 600 miles of roads were shut down along interstate 90 and i-94 and 63 because of near zero visibility. some of the areas could get more than two feet of snow. rain and possible storms could move through nebraska, kansas, oklahoma and texas. >> i hope i can get home. >> reporter: the winters weather wasn't just packed with snow and freezing rain, but high winds. in nebraska about 800 people lost power and there were reports of a possible tornados, jennay norman, abc news
washington. a little breezy right now, if you have somebody to peck -- pick up, a lot of delays are smaller airports like thunder bay and i doubt anybody is going. maybe not, that's the number to call, 1-800-phl-gate in case you need to know. >> the search continues for what sparked an apartment fire in willow grove in montgomery county. a woman out for a walk may have prevented it from becoming a christmas day tragedy. an "action news" viewer shot video of the fire. the people living upstairs were not at home at the time, but a couple and their daughter were living downstairs. they didn't know about the blaze, a woman walking by saw it and called 911. we spoke with the woman who
called 911. >> reporter: did they know that the house was on fire. >> no, it is an apartment. no, they didn't hear, we heard the smoke alarms going off. it was scary. >> reporter: now, the second floor did sustain heavy smoke and water damage, but again, luckily be nobody was upstairs, at the time. >> turning to meteorologist karen rogers looking out for freezing rain. ment freezing rain advisory starts at 7:00 a.m. we'll start to see the mist. right now we're starting with storm tracker 6 live double scan, we're dry, so no worries just yet. let's go outside and see what it looks like, yes, we're looking live right now, dilworth park christmas tree. all decked out and everybody is celebrating looking quiet out there right now in the city and it is chilly. temperatures 36 degrees right now, not a lot of moisture in the atmosphere, just 26-degree dewpoint. pressure is rising.
winds out of the east/northeast that will switch later in the southwest. the ocean temperature is 43. satellite and radar showing we have clouds up above. we have to look out toward washington or pittsburgh to see any precipitation. we have to look for a warm front in the area to touch off drizzle. the concern is for freezing rain or freezing drizzle in the northwest suburbs from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the poconos it could last until 4:00 p.m. not currently seeing it. but you can see the front out in the midwest producing blizzard-like conditions in the northern states. this will move through the state and give us a wet start tomorrow. here's the 12-hour forecast. by 7:00 a.m., 38 degrees, clouds in place, could be a little misting, a little drizzle. 10:00 a.m., 44. 1:00 p.m., 45. the afternoon temperatures in the mid 40s. at 4:00 p.m., 46.
temperatures are rising. 7:00 p.m., 48 degrees, by 9:00 it will be 50 degrees, that's the high today. today cloudy skies and mist freeing drizzle to the west, afternoon temperatures in the 40s, high of 50 after sunset, kind of an unusual day when the nighttime will be warmer than the daytime part. future tracker 6, this is not picking up a lot of precipitation, a little freezing drizzle in the poconos, at lunchtime, may be drizzle elsewhere at 3:30 p.m. it could be damp at times today. but with the real rain we get tomorrow this is a look at 7:00 in the morning commute. we could see showers some of it pretty heavy. let's run down the forecast, today's high is 50, you won't reach it until after sunset. most of the afternoon in the 40s, a touch of drizzle today. tomorrow an early shower, you saw it on future tracker, it could be stronger in a few spots. wednesday, cooler, 60 we plummet down to 43. average for now.
thursday, early rain, 49 for the high. friday behind that windy and cooler. 40 for the high. saturday, brisk and chilly, we don't make it out of the 30s, we bounce up to sunday, sunshine and 47 degrees, i know snow lovers have been waiting for cold air. you can you see in the forecaste pattern, we have one day where temperatures dip below average, we shoot back up the next days. still a mild trend. >> 5:12, the crash of a russian military plane in the black sea and the search for dozens of missing people. a sinkhole is threating several homes, now there's a new concern, this one in the water. >> reporter: alicia we're on the hunt for any activity out here this morning, here come a couple of cars on the northbound side of city avenue. overall it's very quiet. we'll talk conditions on the pennsylvania turnpike and a few construction zones when "action news" continues on this monday
we are a military family. they travel a lot. every four years when we got re-stationed you think it's going to be the biggest change in your life but there's always more changes to come. the first thing that we would do when we would get into our new place was set up the beds. and when i go to t.j.maxx i buy good quality things that are going to last a long time. everything i get there, i get at a lower price. shopping at t.j.maxx is always like a bonding experience. discover real value worth sharing. i just think that home, it's wherever your family is. maxx life at t.j.maxx.
>> reporter: i hope you had a wonderful christmas, of course we're watching our shopping countdown clock, maybe you have gifts to return. we're along route 100, exton shopping complex, exton conveyer mall opens at -- square mall opens apt 8:00 a.m. if you have returns. everything is quiet along route 100. no overnight construction on the turnpike, or the northeast extension where speeds are in the up err 60s. if you're heading to the willow grove park mall that opens at 7:00. or the montgomery mall opens at
9:00. lots of shopping opportunities for you. lots of opportunities to dodge construction in the coming days, not so much today, this is a new project getting underway tomorrow, i would like to warn you about thinks coming up. nether providence ford avenue will close. chichester avenue or naamans creek will be the way around the new work zone. there's new information on the deadly crash of a russian military plane, pilot error or technical fault not terrorism brought down the plane.
russian singers and a doctor known for his charity work. the aircraft was on its way to an air base in syria for a military concert ahead of new year. a large sinkhole is causing a hole in michigan to cave in. that hole is threatening other homes. 20 residents have been evacuated. a state of emergency in effect allowing for funding to make repairs. in the meantime, raw sewage is being diverted into a river instead of the homes. making it worst, melting snow and rain could speed up the sewage shoot. the sewage line is blamed for that sinkhole. not far from a sinkhole disaster that happened in 2004. the sixers tip off with the kings. the denver broncos will not be repeating super bowl champs.
kansas chief crushed them. andy reid and the chiefs could win their division, the dallas cowboys host detroit tonight. it is 5:18. coming up, eagles quarterback, carson wednesday adds to his nest off the field. we have guidelines when it comes to holiday leftovers. >> reporter: we're dry right now, but we have a freezing rain advisory for allentown, reading and it lasts until 4:00 p.m. for the poconos. we'll check the radars when "action news" comes right back. by peggy lee playing ]
[ goat bleat ] [ crow caws, music continues ] this is gonna be awesome! when it comes to buying a house... trulia knows the house is only half of it. and with 34 map overlays like playgrounds, demographics, schools, and more... you can find the right house and the right neighborhood for you. trulia. the house is only half of it.
at least the same temperature was originally cooked. that's if you end up with leftovers and they didn't eat the whole holiday meal. >> reporter: we have lots of leftovers, it's so good we don't have to cook. >> reporter: that's looks so good. platt bridge, i-95, looking good coming to the airport, those are the westbound headlights zipping along we're zipping on all the major highways with no big traffic problems. this is a little bit tricky, mass transit on different schedules. septa buses modified holiday schedule. subways, regular schedule. patco, special schedule, dart buses running on a sunday schedule. >> reporter: we talked about the chance for freezing drizzle. the advisory is for the northwest suburbs until
11:00 a.m. in the poconos tbhl -- until 4:00 p.m. in the i-95 above freezing. 37 in millville and 40 in cape may. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, showing we're dry, we can see drizzle trying to pop out to the west, that will run through the area, as the warm front lifts through. the high happens after sunset. 7:00 a.m., 38. 10:00, 44. lots of clouds, mist today. 1:00 p.m., 45. 4:00 p.m., 46. temperatures are still rising. 7:00, 48 cease, alicia and -- degrees, alicia and matt. >> the morning buzz is next. the dance phrase that has the famous american ambassador showing off her moves. >> first up, "g.m.a.'s" first look. >> reporter: carrie fisher in the hospital surrounded by family after an inflight medical emergency. debby rent -- reynolds at her
bed side tweeting carrie is in stable condition. i thank you for your prayers and good wishes. the 60-year-old stopped breathing on a flight from london to l.a., 15 minutes before landing. l.a. fire department rushing to the tarmac finding fisher in cardiac arrest. fisher's brother telling abc news, she is obviously a tough girl who survived many things i encourage everybody to pray for her. coming up at 7:00 a.m., the late he latest on carrie fisher fish with the "g.m.a." first look, eva pilgrim abc news new york. meta appetite control...
ambassador to japan is seen at dancing and dress as santa. taking part in a mannequin challenge sweeping across japan. they are mimicking moves for a song of a popular actor on a tv show. the embassy video has been viewed 3 million times. >> i have a feeling it will be here very shortly. next at 5:30, he sold 100 million albums, we remember george michael, his death is stunning generations. today is the day to bring back the gifts that didn't work out, or grab a post-christmas sale. those stories and more when "action news" continues.
>> storm tracker 6 live not showing much now, but accuweather is tracking the potential for freezing drizzle in the far western suburbs this morning. >> remembering an icon, reactions are pouring in over the death of british superstar george michael. >> the rush is on to return unwanted presents and snatch a deal for the holiday season. good morning, december 26,
5:30, tamala edwards is off, alicia vitarelli joins us along with karen rogers and matt pellman good morning. >> reporter: good morning, everybody, we have freezing drizzle in spots, it's areas north and west we have the greater concern from 7:00 a.m., to 11:00 a.m. in lancaster, reading and allentown. in mount pocono it could last until 4:00 p.m. we're currently dry in the area. you can see they are below freezing in the northwest. 23 in martins creek, 29 in quakertown. 30 degrees in coatsville, 36 in center city, 34 in chester. 35 in levittown. we switch over to new jersey, a chilly start, 33 in browns mills, hammonton. 34 in cinnaminson, 37 degrees in dover, delaware. satellite and radar showing we are dry there's a good amount of clouds, you can see the drizzle in pittsburgh and washington, d.c. a couple of little spots. we could get drizzle moving in. it's not a wet day, kind of cloudy and misty, and