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much nicer weather will come after this mess. >> all right, let's get the latest from meteorologist adam joseph. >> some of these downpours and thunderstorms developing near state college back towards pittsburgh. that's where the core of the steadiest heaviest widespread rain is a lot of this working from the southwest to the north and east. there is a severe thunderstorm watch up for lancaster county in our viewing area own orange line points to the west but things are beginning to fire up as you're noticing that sunshine returning out there and it is very uncomfortable with the humidity and the heat and that will fuel more to pop here this evening but there's the cold front to the north and west that picked up again the remnants moisture from that what was cindy. that circulation near nashville so all this has to slide through our region overnight and tomorrow morning o we'll take it piece by piece. there's a scattered risk for severe storms all the way through wilmington philadelphia trenton. there's not a watch right now but there could be a watch
issued sometime this evening for the heart of the delaware valley, strong winds is the major concern there but you can take a look at those dewpoints, that moisture rich air dark greens in the midatlantic with dewpoints in the lower and middle 70's. that just means there's a lot of water molecules sitting in the atmosphere so when a storm hits it literally floods that rain out of the atmosphere. so, scattered storms and downpours here this evening, right through saturday morning. some areas could see up to 3-inches and if that happens, there could be some localized quick flash flooding with the heaviest steadiest of that rain with the front passing through between 4 o'clock and 8 o'clock tomorrow morning and when i come back we'll talk about a seven-day which features better news here for most of the weekend sharrie. we have a little bit of a change that you're going to like that in accuweather forecast. >> i'll take your word for it. adam thank you. speaking of the time line adam just mentioned be sure to check back with "action news" tonight at 11:00 and tomorrow morning starting at 5:00 a.m. for the latest on the forecast for your weekend and remember you can get the latest weather
and storm tracker6 live radar any time on your phone or tablet on our 6abc app. >> there have been at least four brazen burglaries connected to families that own businesses p officials say the thieves are targeting the owners where they live and in one case where they work as well. "action news" reporter john rawlins live this afternoon in marple township where one of these incidents took place and john, you've got the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: are hi, brian. well, the marple case took place last weekend. that led to a philadelphia incident. the two earlier cases were in delaware county, that went back to may. what's new today is surveillance video. both men described as heavy or thick set asians wearing gray hooded sweatshirts black pants, wasn't black hat the other a dark green eagles hat. they have a pattern. >> enter the house, find clothing jewelry, cash, disable the camera system, sometimes remove it from the house. >> reporter: but in this case, the video was streamed
live to a remote location and saved. the two big guys believed involved in a double burglary we reported on this week, a family home in marple was hit, also taken though keys used by the crooks to open not locks of their victims' store located in southwest philadelphia. looking at the new video released today mark kim said -- >> they do look familiar. i honestly think that i've seen them inside my store as customers. >> reporter: he noticed how similar the pair appeared. >> to me pit looked like they're almost like twins. >> we believe they may be related. >> reporter: could be brothers or cousins. >> correct. >> reporter: the two may be part of a larger crew in this philadelphia heist four men were seen on camera. the multiple targets all owners of family run businesses. police believe the crooks watch carefully. >> they watch for a period of time know their whereabouts when they're home, when they're not home, when they're
at the business and not at the business and pick the appropriate time to enter the houses. >> reporter: well, i should go -- it should go without saying but i'll say it anyway. if you recognize either of those men on that videotape the police would love to hear from you either the marple township police here in delaware county or southwest detectives in philadelphia. they are working together on this matter. live in marple township, john rawlins channel6 "action news." sharrie. >> let's hope someone comes forward with information, john. thank you. well, the trial of philadelphia district attorney seth williams continued today with the defense cross-examining a key witness. bucks county businessman muhammad ali told the jury yesterday he gave lavish gifts and vacations to williams because he wanted a friend with power to call in favors if needed. today during cross-examination they said he was a friend him before he ever gave any high end gifts. "action news" reporter vernon odom will have more at 5:00. >> s a the healthcare showdown
heats up on capitol today negotiations were in full swing. so far there's strong opposition to the senate republicans plan to replace the affordable care act and that bill is not only facing criticism from democrats but also from within the republican party. many of whom are demanding some fixes. the gop cannot lose more than two votes from within the party and already five conservatives are now hard no. some say they believe the bill doesn't do enough. others worry it repeals too much. >> it deserves consideration and debate. >> 52 all of us. all of us have leverage this is an opening offer not the final deal so time will tell. >> here's our it works. the bill would end the affordable care act that everyone must have insurance. it offers tax credits but scrapped subsidies to lower costs. it rolls back the obamacare expansion of medicaid but it does leave in place protection for people with preexisting
conditions. despite negotiations an pending analysis from the congressional budget office senate gop leaders are still trying to get this bill passed before the july 4th recess. president trump is calling it a complicated situation but says "i think we're going to get there" and just this afternoon we found out that the number of republicans against the plan in its current form again has risen to five. brian. >> protesters opposed to the plan are going to great thrones make their voices heard. this was the crowd that protested through the night outside pennsylvania senator pat toomey's philadelphia office. the republican helped to craft the plan to reportedly fought for the roll backs to medicare that it does include. he says it puts medicare on a more sustainable path but these protesters call it immoral. they'll continue holding 24 hour vigils to show their opposition. >> there is a new tool in delaware county aimed at fighting the opioid crisis. the this is the county's new drug collection van. it will be parked as community easty events and you can bring
any unwanted prescription medication in your home. the meds will be properly disposed of. research shows heroin users typically start with addictions to prescription pills. delaware county d.a. jack whelan and members of the heroin task force unveiled that van today in media. >> the philadelphia 76ers say the process has led them directly to markelle fultz. the 6-foot four guard was selected number one overall in the nba draft last night and now he's here. >> sixers fans are pumped about fultz and his potential to help turn this team around. the sixers also picked up a host of other players in last night's draft. sports reporter jeff skversky joins us now in the "action news" sports center and jeff, today the players were officially welcomed to philadelphia. >> reporter: yeah, markelle fultz already talking playoffs. how did he celebrate after the sixers drafted him last night? the 19-year-old says he went to bed saying with a smile i got some sleep. well rest up.
the sixers will be asking a lot from one markelle fultz. after a late night in new york fultz is in camden this morning to be officially introduced. sixers fans will get their first look at the first pick next month in the nba summer league. fultz of course has big goals. he wants to be considered the best to ever play like michael jordan who was also cut from his high school varsity basketball team as a sophomore. >> that's my goal since i was a young kid. my first goal is to get to the nba and be the number one pick and that's another goal i set for myself and i know it's not going to be easy. i got a lot of are for all the people, mj, everybody but that's a goal i got for myself and that's something i'm going to work for every day. >> reporter: fultz says it has still not sunk in that he's the number one pick in the nba draft last night something he's been dreaming about since he was a little kid. well, i wonder if it will sink in when the fans at wells fargo center start going nuts for the number one overall pick. guys, let's go back to you in
the studio. >> looking forward to that chance. jeff thank you. business at the home of the so-called belly fillers now booming thanks to sixers draft pick fultz. the player professed his love for larry's steak shop on jimmy kimmel last night and almost instantly the order started pulling in. larry's stakes has been around since 1956 and now has two locations in philadelphia. other nba stars have been seen eating a steak or two there over the years including philadelphia native kobe bryant and former sixers star allen iverson. >> a new project in wilmington is going to ease traffic along the riverfront. this afternoon ground was broken on the new bridge we built over the christina river. a number of dignitaries were on hand for the event including delaware governor john cardinal and wilmington mayor mike purzyki. the bridge will have two lanes and a path for bikes and pedestrians. >> time now for the "action news" traffic report on this
friday. >> all right. it's that time to head to the beach for the weekend. matt pelman standing by in the "action news" traffic center with the -- oh, my goodness, that's not good. >> no, never good. there's nothing too groundbreaking on the traffic front, that's the good news this afternoon brian and sharrie. it's just the typical busy summertime friday afternoon with a few complications. there's the penndot truck. penndot is watching their truck. they were responding to a disabled vehicle that broke down on the ramp from the 30th street station to the westbound side of the schuylkill. they're really spinning this camera but there it is now off to the side, police on the scene. that big jam you saw was on the eastbound side of the schuylkill and it doesn't end there at the vine. you hit the brakes really hard once you're around passyunk avenue over toward the walt whitman bridge as people head down the shore this afternoon. on the bridge itself just 13 miles per hour at the moment. had a broken down vehicle as well upon 95 southbound side approaching academy. that's gone now but still heavy as you come down from woodhaven. let's talk about the situation as you get closer to the shore points. you know we've got that ongoing construction where the
expressway meets up with the southbound parkway. so with just one lane getting by on that ramp, 37 miles per hour for about a mile going into that merge. if you're headed the other way through mays landing a downed traffic signal on 40 westbound near main street. in delaware a crash just cleared along 95 northbound near christiana. gone but you still have single digit speeds coming up from newark so not a great situation there even though the crash cleared. commuter report time. a crash along 202 in a spot that would normally be busy southbound side near 401 as you head towards the work zone there at the 30 bypass. we'll check it again brian and sharrie in the next half hour. >> thank you. still ahead on "action news" at 4:00 today packing up and flying out. the summer vacation destinations. you need to know what you can and can't have on the airplane before you go. >> and this looks like an every day forecaster doing his job in the rain but what happens next is anything but normal.
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>> ♪ >> a major and controversial court decision in mississippi allows business and government workers the right to deny services to lgbt people because of religious objection. a three judge panel at the fifth u.s. circuit court of appeals reversed a judge's decision that had blocked that law. the judge will not go into effect right away. legal experts say the law is the broadest religious objections measure enacted by any state. the air force officer stab in the neck is recovering. it happened at bishop international airport in flint
wednesday. lieutenant jeff nevels suffered a 12-inch long slash but quick efforts by the first responders are being credited with saving his life a49-year-old man born in canada but lived in tunisia is charged in this attack. the head of the fbi in detroit said the attacker unsuccessfully tried to buy a gun once he arrived in the u.s. but instead managed to buy a knife. >> we are now in the throes of what's expected to be a busy travel season and folks at philadelphia international airport did a little show and tell today to help keep those security lines moving. the transportation security administration showed off what you can and cannot pack in carry on. like certain knives and tools, oversize the scissors, anything that can be construed as a weapon. they say the rules causing the most confusion though involve liquids. gels, aerosol creams and pastes. they must all be 3.4 ounces or less and all of them must fit in a small bag like that one to get the okay in a carry on
bag. this also includes sunblock and tanning lotions. >> everybody needs to get where they're going quickly and safely, so if you have prohibited items such as this being discovered that's going to slow down travel. it's going to back up the flights. >> also the real i.d. act is going into effect. that means depending on which state you live in you may need more than a state issued driver's license or state issued i.d. card to travel. right now delaware is compliant but pennsylvania and new jersey respect both filing for extensions. after october you could be required to provide a second form of i.d. like a passport. now, phl's also expanding the t.s.a. precheck program where you can now apply on site for the pass that gets you through the security lines faster and if you're packing something and you're just not sure about it, you can also tweet questions now to ask t.s.a. sign of the times, sharrie. >> yeah. home prices have been rising every month for more than five years but that's not good news
for everyone. the national association of realtors says the median existing home price climbed to $252,000 last month. and while that's good news for home sellers, buyers are having a tough time finding homes that they could afford. but there has been one saving grace for buyers. mortgage rates which have recently been hovering below 4 percent. >> well, in ireland, weather forecasters have to brave the elements sometimes just like they dollar right here in -- do right here in the united states and sometimes things go wrong. >> a bit of -- [laughter] derek got blown weigh by strong wind during an on-air report in dublin this morning, took it in good humor. the anchors back in the studio, they burst into laughter and that was okay because derek was not hurt, just a little embarrassed. >> he's recovering. he's okay .
>> [laughter] >> he's fine. that umbrella not so much o1 of the anchors said you know what, it was perfectly -- do not mess with mother nature. >> live tv, what are you go egg dollar right. >> uh-huh. >> there you go. >> adam is wondering if he can get a ponytail. >> man bun. >> i'll do without that. the things that have happened to me on live tv we won't rebehind that. >> no, we will. >> there's a whole archive in the news room somewhere. >> we'll look for it. >> as we look at storm tracker6 live right now, we are dealing with quiet weather across most of the area. the sunshine is busting out here this afternoon and it is down right uncomfortable out there and it's starting to cook up storms to the west. there is a severe thunderstorm watch for lancaster county and all places to the west of there and you can see these storms firing up near harrisburg p-heading towards lebanon along i-78 hamburg
fleetwood kind of skirting the northwestern suburbs of berks county. watch the storm to the west of lebanon as they head to the east around 55 miles an hour. there are severe storms here. three lightning strikes. this is the very beginning in of were could be an active evening in spots. that temperature has risen to 88 degrees and with that dewpoint of 72 degrees, that 88 feels more like 95 degrees in philadelphia right now with a hot and muggy southwesterly wind at 20 miles an hour. in fact, 99 right now in millville with the heat index, 97 wilmington, 104 in dover, 98 in lancaster so again that sunshine came back out and these numbers are just skyrocketing here and that's a lot of energy for these storms and downpours to work off of. in fact, we look to the west here and you can see a line near pittsburgh heading into the ohio valley. that's the actual front that's going to pass through early in the morning hours but until then future tracker at
7 o'clock this evening, there will be these scattered downpours and thunderstorms that do develop and with that moisture rich atmosphere these will be very heavy hitters. most of them look to stay philadelphia to the north and west. quieter south and east at 11 o'clock tonight and then the actual front comes through early tomorrow morning. it's going to be a quick hit of torrential rain tomorrow morning but the latest now with all the models is it kicks it out very early in the morning so that sun will be back for most of us late month, into the afternoon salvaging most of saturday around here so some good news if you're at the shore tomorrow, that morning rain giving way to afternoon sun of 86 degrees. quick returning sun here in the city. 90 degrees tomorrow, the humidity does come down and in the poconos sunshine almost first thing in the morning tomorrow now of 77 degrees. so, your four day at 4:00 forecast still some rocky weather to go through but again it clears out quickly here tomorrow morning. at 90 degrees in the afternoon
with dropping humidity. great second half of the weekend as well. sunny, gorgeous 84 degrees and partly sunny monday and tuesday well below average upper 70's to low 80's for highs. sun and clouds with a isolated shower both of those afternoons so again, the threat is still there for some of these flooding downpours and gusty thunderstorms but again the timing has sped up so we get it out of here for most of the weekend. >> yeah, all right, that's good. >> thanks adam. >> all righty. >> still ahead here at 4 o'clock today local pools are opening up for summer fun. >> plus, one man wins the title for biggest disney fan. details coming up next. >> ♪
>> ♪ >> just in time for summer, the philadelphia pools are opening up one by one. they started opening up for swimmers yesterday and will continue to open through july 1st. well, today we were at the pool on francis street in francisville where lots of people were splashing around. there are 70 pools across the city and three indoor pools as
well. there are some new additioning to philadelphia's city hall. today we got a look at the courtyard where they've added a stage and seating. you'll also notice a specially designed umbrella that collects rainwater for the planters. these new additions will stay out through the fall and return after the winter. the hope is that this new space will bring the community together and make them feel welcome at city hall. >> the best of best local high school baseball players are facing off today at citizens bank park. this is the semifinals for the annual phillies carpenter cup. four teams are competing today. two teams will advance to the championships tomorrow and for a lot of players this is their first time at a major league baseball field so quite the experience. it's also a chance to play in front of big league scouts and possibly earn college scholarships. a california man is accomplished something that will make a lot of disney fans very jealous. jeff wright entered disneyland yesterday for the 2,000th day in a row. he's been going every single
day since january 1st 2012. at the time he was unemployed a buddy because the him an annual pass to brighten his spirits. it did that and he's since found a job but still manages to visit every day somehow. disney is of course the parent company of 6abc. >> still having fun. >> pretty cool. so much more ahead in the next 30 minutes of "action news" at 4:00 including another check of the accuweather forecast as we wait for what's left of tropical storm cindy to pass our area. >> new details about an incident sent several south jersey high school students to the hospital after graduation last night. we hear from the teens who witnessed the scary ordeal coming up. >> ♪
>> 4:30 and "action news" continues with the body art taking over social media. why the newest place to get inked has some cringing and others obsessing. >> it was one raucous pep rally. protesters using horns whistles and children to voice their support for philadelphia's controversial sweetened beverage tax. that is until lawmakers called the whole hearing off. >> and charges have been filed after a wildwood police officer was caught punching a man in the face last weekend.
but chance weren't filed against the officer. we'll explain. >> but we begin 4:30 with the changing accuweather forecast. >> yes. skies may be bright at this hour but that won't be the case in just a few hours thanks to what's left of tropical storm cindy. she's expected to bring heavy rain and thunderstorms over the next 24 hours and for more on the timing and the threat we get right to meteorologist adam joseph with the details. >> yeah, brian in threat is scattered for this evening and most of the overnight hours and tomorrow morning there will be a wall of water coming through for very brief amount of time when the actual cold front passes by. this is the front near pittsburgh to cincinnati and it has picked up the tropical rains from cindy that was in the gulf of mexico so everything is basically one at this point and it all has to wipe through here. most of the action again is still way, way, way to the west but we have been dealing with some thunderstorms popping up now that the atmosphere is super unstable with that sunshine back out and that intense humidity. we have a severe thunderstorm what, in effect for northern
parts of lancaster as the storms are racing to the east at about 55 miles an hour. it's a very small corner near adams town right now and on the border ofelsdorf. winds near 60 miles an hour with that many particular storm. so what to expect here overnight. it's scattered downpours and some gusty thunderstorms. not everyone is going to see them. again it's kind of here and there. then early tomorrow morning 4:00 a.m. to about 8:00 a.m. in the morning there will be a brief line of torrential rain and thunderstorms but that's out of here so by midday tomorrow into the afternoon it turns sunny and the humidity drops around here so a pretty good saturday setting up after those early morning hours. and we'll talk about that part of the forecast and the second half of your weekend in just a little bit. >> sounds good adam. stay tuned "action news" with coverage.
we'll be on saturday morning beginning at 5:00 a.m. >> we turn now to south jersey where that officials are still trying to figure out what sickened several high school students following a graduation ceremony last night. "action news"'s gray hall live now near eastern regional high school with the very latest. gray, any new information here today? >> reporter: well, brian, we've been working as you know all day trying to get that new information. hours after this incident we have heard from some students but we still have not heard from the superintendent of this school district how about those kids got sick. hours after the graduation ceremony for eastern regional high school in voorhees, the after graduation party was interrupted by this intense scene s about 9:30 thursday night chopper6 hd was above the high school as emergency crews responded to treat several kids who somehow got sick. students we talked to are still not sure how the students became ill or what caused it. >> seemed like there was some kind of incident before we were going to the fun plex and
we were actually on our way there, the buses got turned around and the police like had to pull a couple people off the buses, that sort of thing. >> some of the ems guys came on. they said there's been some stuff going on that they say if you know anything about it come off the bus. >> reporter: "action news" has learned that hundreds of graduates were head to a huge party called project graduation that was held at a nearby fun plex. the company's chief operating officer says he got word from the school that the buses would be delayed. he confirms none of those students got sick while at the event but says they were sick upon arrival. >> some students did arrive here and started to become sick or were sick on arrival. one was transported and four others were released to their parents and left. project grad went on until 2 o'clock in the morning, very successful last night, all the students had a fun time. >> reporter: fun plex says project graduation is an annual event held at its facility to give students a drug safe and alcohol place to hang out after they graduate.
workers admit they were disappointed by the negative attention. employees say they are not aware what caused the illnesses but say some of the students complained of being nauseous weren't treated right weigh. >> i don't believe this was an incident with eastern high school and it wasn't the fun plex. it was something else outside of that. >> reporter: all right, so back out live we're told those students who were sickened should make a full recovery and again, we should stress that we reached out to the superintendent of the school district several times and we still have not heard back as to how those students got sick. that is the latest from here in voorhees, gray hall channel6 "action news." sharrie. >> all right, a lot of questions. hoping to get some answers. gray thank you. plan who was punched in the face by a wildwood police officer last weekend is now facing charges. a passerby recorded video of patrolman lucas bottoms subduing 55-year-old kevin piccolo with his fists last sunday. wildwood police admit the clip might be considered disturbing but maintain it was taken out
of context. they say piccolo was causing a disturbance and refused to comply with the officers' commands both verbal and physical. they say patrolman bottoms was forced to escalate the situation to bring him under control. piccolo is facing a number of charges including disorderly conduct k patrolman bottoms is on desk duty until the investigation is complete. >> a hearing on philadelphia's beverage tax had to be postponed today after committee members were drowned out by protesters of. >> and it went on like that pro tax demonstrators armed with whistles signs all kinds of noise making devices took over city hall this morning blowing their horns and chanting the senate local government committee was supposed to listen to local businesses and employees testify about the economic pain the beverage tax is causing them. but just one minute into the
hearing protesters who support the tax to fund public spaces and pre-k programs made their voices heard. now at one point a group of children took over the seats usually respect served for politicians. counties of councilwoman helen gim says the kids were facing down lawmakers trying to take their pre-k. the meeting was canceled after 40 minutes. wagner is reportedly rescheduling it in harrisburg. >> jehovah's witnesses are gathering for their conference o "eyewitness news" was at the liacouras center for opening service. members will spend the next three days discussing scripture participating in group activities and public forum. >> customers who stop to fill up at one bucks county gas station may be stuck with a costly damage to their cars. "action news" anchor rick williams in the news room to explain the details on this one this afternoon. hey, rick. >> hurricane ike brian, thank you. those drivers unfortunately may have put contaminated
gasoline into their vehicles and that's because of a mixup at a shell gas station in levittown. three drivers have complained of damage to their cars so far. "action news" will have a live report from the gas station in question about this mixup coming up tonight at 5 o'clock. also coming up tonight we've been telling you about the new healthcare proposal drafted by senate republicans in washington. well, tonight we break down who would be affected the most if the controversial bill does indeed pass. ali gorman will have that story and much more coming up tonight on "action news" at 5:00. until then, back to the studio. sharrie we'll see you later. >> we'll see you at 5:00. the rain held off this afternoon so families could enjoy a picnic lunch and games at franklin square in philadelphia. the families and schools together program along with turning points for children hosted this annual barbecue. families who just graduated from an eight week program were all invited. turning point for children provides life skills and
supportive partnerships needed to create stronger families and help kids succeed. well, days of old in our nation's rich history are being brought to life. once upon a nation is celebrating it's tenth anniversary. to celebrate the park launched 13 story telling benches. listeners were captivated by trained storytellers as they presented short stories of battles courage and adversity from centuries ago. >> and still ahead baskin robbins beach balls markie. >> a car thieve an toddler flying out of the back of an suv. how it happened and what charges have been filed ahead. >> and these tattoos may not be for the ticklish but they are perfect for the instagram. we'll show you some of the under arm ink taken over
>> the fcc wants to fine the miami man behind marketing strategy leaders $120 million. his company is accused of making nearly 97 million robo calls over three months last year. most of which were made to cell phones. the fcc says in addition to jamming an emergency medical service line the unsolicited calls violated a number of telecommunications laws. >> a texas woman accidentally demonstrated why it's so critically important to properly secure a car seat. dashcam video shows the door of the woman's suv fly opened as she turns into an
intersection. and there you see the car seat tumbling out into the road sending a one-year-old boy flying. now incredibly the toddler was okay. running into the arms of a stranger who stopped to help. now police cited 26-year-old jocelyn hernandez for leaving a child unbuckled and improperly restrained in a car seat. investigators also say the woman's doors were not locked. >> ♪ >> big talkers now and there's a big debate in new jersey over a proposed new class for kids in the garden state. the subject matter, how to interact with police officers. a bill passed yesterday in the state assembly and it would require school districts to start teaching kids how to talking to cops beginning in kindergarten. the mandatory classes would run all the way through senior year in high school as part of the social studies curriculum. now, that curriculum would include lessons on mutual cooperation would and respect during encounters with law enforcement. it would teach students their individual rights during an encounter with police. the bill passed the new jersey
assembly by a vote of 76 to nothing. it's now in committee in the state senate. twitter has deemed it the sad defendant thing i've seen today and a mcdonald's macphail that has been called heartbreaking, tragic even traumatic. it starts with skipping delaney keep smiling, mcdonald's bag in hand and drink, then as you see, she's tripped on a step and, boom, the fries, the soda, goners. here's the upside though the virginia high schooler was able to salvage most of the burger and because of all this sheets become a massive mcsuperstar with millions retweeting the fast food flap. everyone is into this video. >> is she okay. >> she's okay. just the fries and soda were not. she did snap a picture of her pristine lunch before it met its demise before i mcfell and spilled my mcdrink and nice and went mcviral. some call it cringe worthy
other as conversation piece. the latest trend in tattoo art is happening in on under armpits across america. check it out. armpit tats are taking ohio river valley -- over instagram. that some are pretty, tribal artsy others are talkers for sure like this shark which you are about to see which looks like it's taking a bite when you open and close your arm. [laughter] you know like it does something different depending on how you move. for giggles armpits are not known for their fragrance so this woman jenn got an onion. a woman put a rose with her shirt saying stop and smell the roses if you police department it's a pretty sensitive part of your skin. >> yeah. >> so if you're ticklish good luck with that. >> i can't imagine sitting for that are let alone any tattoo. >> i can't believe it.
>> if you raise your arm -- >> that's it. >> it's a thing. >> thank you alicia. >> all right. let's get another check on the roads right now. >> matt pelman here now with the update. >> traffic is the pits that the for sure, really stinks here in delaware soon. northbound side of 95 i just talked to state police. they're telling me there is still one lane blocked with that accident in the northbound lanes in newport approaching 141 and you can see what that's doing to the traffic. single digit speeds coming up from newark just 6 miles per hour is never so much fun. if i were you and you could i would stay up on route two kirkwood highway where speeds are in the low 30's. that's a better bet than 95 northbound this afternoon. now, we got some better news from the sea isle city police just a few moments ago. we are hearing that the townsends inlet bridge connecting sea isle city and avalon finally reopened earlier today. had been closed for emergency construction since early april. we were without it for memorial day weekend but we're hearing that this afternoon
the towns ends inlet bridge is back opened. that's the good news. the not so good news comes in when the a.c. expressway meets up with the garden state parkway. there's emergency construction in pennsauken along 130 southbound past cove road, the right lane is out of commission t on the big picture plenty of traffic headed for the walt whitman bridge to get down the shore, just 11 miles per hour there. and in east whiteland still have this crash on 202 southbound south of 29. left lane blocked causing a jam there as well. we'll check it again, brian and sharrie, coming up in the 5 o'clock hour. >> very good. thank you my friend. a live look outside this afternoon sky6 giving us the view over penn's landing and looking east towards the shore as we head into the weekend. >> those puffy white clouds on the move. meteorologist adam joseph coming up with the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast next. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> all right, meteorologist adam joseph joining us now with the first worked on the weekend forecast. a little bit of a mess to get through. >> this evening, tonight, very early tomorrow morning but most of the weekend looking really nice with that sunshine. >> look at all the thumbs up. you see that. >> how many. >> all of us. >> alicia's four there. >> two thumbs up over there. >> as we take a look at storm tracker6 live double scan, we are dealing with some downpours and thunderstorms in those far northwestern suburbs that have been developing around harrisburg. they're moving to the east at about 30, 35 miles an hour on average and a new severe thunderstorm warning has popped up for northern lancaster county, manheim over to ephrata and right on the border of adams town winds gusting at 60 miles an hour this warning in effect until about 5:30 so that's at least 30 to 35 minutes from now because the storm is still way to the west and has to pull through the county. as you can see it's south of
lebanon right now moving east at about 30, 35 miles an hour. there are the towns, the times when you can expect that storm to push through again with some very strong winds, vivid lightning and we're also dealing with some pop-up downpours and a rumble of thunder or two in berks county near reading right now. most of the lightning with this particular storm is still way to the west so this is a downpour passing through down upon reading heading off to the north of 422 but you kind of get the idea, these are popping here and there and that will be the case during the evening hours. but those dewpoints are outrageous. basically this is the highest that they get in our region ever throughout the summer. it's 77 in millville, 76 in wilmington. it's harder to get a higher than these numbers of 79 in dover, so it's super saturated out there and even uncomfortable allentown and trenton in the lower 70's. and that's pulling heat indices in the mid and upper 90's for wilmington philadelphia lancaster dover, over 100 degrees right now in the lehigh valley, kind of
near that 90-degree mark. we have a front to the north and west and there is low pressure that is the remnant low of what was cindy sparking some tornado watches for the tennessee valley and that low will come through with the front early tomorrow morning but before that, again, you can kind of see some scattered storms 9 o'clock tonight. most of the action is north of the city. then the front -- there's the line that comes through saturday morning at 7:30 in the morning. it will be a quick wall of heavy rain but it's out pretty quickly now and we, again, have a pretty nice saturday on tap with lots of sunshine, dropping humidity of 84 degrees so really beautiful as we get into the 90's tomorrow and this is sunday with that westerly wind so equally as nice sunday with lower humidity at 84 degrees. 64, that's your ocean temperature down at the shore. morning rain giving way to sun for the rest of saturday afternoon, 86 degrees. and low humidity and a beauty here on sunday at 82. as we look at the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, 90
tomorrow, hot but the humidity drops after those tropical downpours in the morning with returning sun. gorgeous on sunday, 84 degrees and then monday, tuesday, partly sunny both days, sun and clouds with an isolated shower both afternoons and then as we head into wednesday, temperatures will start to heat back up a little bit but still 81 degrees. back at 90 degrees at the end of next week as the humidity returns as we head into july, guys. >> july. >> in the seven-day forecast. >> adam thank you. freebie friday coming up next. >> ♪
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on sunday kids can get free balloons and beach balls from toys r us. this sunday there's a free pop-up power yoga class from 11:00 to 1:00 on the art museum steps. bring your own mat and check in and tag them on social media. that will earn you a free seven day yoga pass. get free magazine subscriptions to real simple people sports illustrated. blue cross river rink summer fest is celebrating the opening of the midway its a boardwalk style karenville -- carnival. tomorrow night at 9:00 there's a free concert starring biz markie. you guys remember him, oh, baby, baby, you, you got what i need. >> ♪ >> all right. details on 6abc.com. >> i was totally hoping for that. >> thanks alicia and sharrie.
awesome. some say pets in this next story is full on creepy but others say she's super cute. the true is rhea the naked birdie isn't so concerned with the opinions of other. she wants. the she's becoming the internet's new darling with hundreds of thousands of followers many of whom send her tiny custom sweaters. rhea suffers from a beak and feather disease which levers her looking plucked but as you can see being pair only makes her more stream lined for sprinting. >> weird looking but she can move fast. >> she wears it well. >> yes, she's wearing what she has well. that's going to do it for "action news" at 4:00 now for brian taff alicia vitarelli and adam joseph, i'm sharrie williams. join me along with brian, adam and ducis rodgers tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl17. >> but first coming up next on "action news" at 5:00 tonight local drivers may have filled their vehicles with contaminated gas. we've got more on the problem
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>> rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> the skies are calm for now but fast moving storms are closing in. we can see drenching downpours thanks to the aftermath of a tropical storm. it is friday night. monica is off, sharrie williams is joining us and the big story on "action news" is the potential for severe weather at the start of the weekend. >> all right, let's get the latest from double scan radar and meteorologist melissa magee. hi, melissa. >> reporter: hi sharrie and rick. we're tracking showers and thunderstorms that will be moving through as we go throughout afternoon and evening hours. what we are tracking is essentially a cold front off to our west and the remnants
of what was once tropical depression cindy. you can see that area of low pressure or where we had that circulation right now just to western areas of tennessee and kentucky. we have that cold front off to the west. this will be working its way from the west to east direction as we go throughout the rest of tonight. in fact street level with storm tracker6 showing you scattered showers and storms in our northwest suburbs. you can see that. if you're traveling along i-78 in between bethel and hamburg also into reading but also we're tracking these showers and storms in lebanon, in northern lancaster county. that's where we do have a severe thunderstorm warning so this is for man heim, ephrata adams town, just south of wome lsdorf. so, the