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we're following on "action news." a car slams into a utility pole in south jersey leaving a neighborhood without power overnight. and the philadelphia store owner badly hurt after she is shot during an attempted robbery. and battening down the hatches. residents along the gulf coast prepare for the arrival of hurricane nate. it could have an impact on our region. outside we go live to meteorologist chris sowers track the accuweather forecast. chris, it doesn't feel like fall. we're watching nate. >> reporter: we're watching nate down in the gulf of mexico. we'll see rain from nate sunday into monday, i'll talk about that in just a moment. as gray was saying i want doesn't feel like fall. numbers are in the 60s. the normal high for this time of year which occurs around 2:00 p.m., is 70. we're way above seasonal averages.
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pottstown, 59. quakertown, 59. malvern, 63. glassboro, 63. fortescue, 69. hammonton, 62 degrees. the close up shot, satellite and radar waking up to mainly clear conditions. we've expanded the view, there's a lot of cloud cover across western pennsylvania the state of ohio and ohio and tennessee valleys. all that cloud cover is pushing east. today we'll have gradual increase in clouds. starting out sun, high, thin clouds move in later on. 1:00 p.m., 83. 4:00 p.m., 82. we're forecasting a high of 83. hurricane watches and warnings are in effect from new or looks through gulfport, mississippi and mobile alabama. we are expecting the hurricane to come onshore around midnight tonight. it presently has winds up to 80 miles per hour with gusts up to 100, further strengthening is expected over the next 1 hours. i'll be back in just a few
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minutes, i'll have a closer look alternate's track and impact here around the delaware and lehigh valleys. >> folks along the gulf coast are protecting their property as hurricane nate enters the gulf of mexico as a category one storm. boat owners are taking the extra steps they need to trach during a hurricane. those living in southern louisiana have been told to evacuate their homes. nate is expected to make landfall sometime tonight. the city of new orleans keeping a close eye on the storm. that's because of the city's fragile pumping system. louisiana has mobilized hundreds of national guard troops ahead of the storm. new orleans' mayor is helping to avoid the same problem that plagued florida following hurricane irma. >> i want this sent out to all
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the nursing homes and facilities caring for the elderlies, they are responsible for their safety. if you don't have a generator, get one, if you have a broken one, call us. >> city of new orleans preparing fortunate, and nate slam into central america yesterday, many have lost power and have no running water. goarng weekend will have more -- "good morning america" weekend will have more on nate and the preparations along the gulf coast for the storm's arrival. 70 -- 7:03 a.m., power was knocked out in a south jersey community after a neil carlinsky carlinsky -- after a car crashed into a utility pole white pours
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pike and egg harbor road. it slammed into a utility pole. the driver was taken to the hospital in stable condition. utility crews were brought into make sure repairs were made to the pole and restore power. a big rig involved in a crash on i-95 in south philadelphia collided with a motorcycle. this happened just after midnight near the packer avenue exit in the southbound lanes. that motorcyclist was thrown from his bike. he was treated at the scene before being taken to the hospital. the biker is in stable condition. this morning police are searching for the person who shot a woman during an attempted robbery in the city's mantua section. police say no money was taken, but the woman was badly injured. dann cuellar which is the details. >> reporter: police say it was about 8:30 that a customer went into freddie grocery to buy cigarettes as she often does, but realized something was wrong. >> she doesn't see the owner
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operator at the counter where she always sits. >> she looks back and see the owner bent over and she can't talk and blood coming from her neck. >> reporter: the 48-year-old owner was rushed to presbyterian medical center. the gunman was a black male in a hoodie who had gone into to rob the place. >> the offender went in announced a robbery, she opens the register, a shot is fired he wounds her. >> reporter: police are looking through surveillance footage to get a better look at the assailant. >> from looking at the scene, appears that the register was opened but it doesn't appear any money was taken. this is a senseless act a person going in the early evening hours at a business half-hour before closing with a 48-year-old female working by herself. he has a gun, no need to fire
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the gun and put the person in this condition. >> reporter: police have very little information on the description of the gunman. they are trying to sort through surveillance footage to get a better handle, but again, he was wearing a hoodie. in the mantua section, dann cuellar channel 6 "action news." >> vice president mike pence scheduled to visit las vegas later today to take part in a ceremony horn the victims of last weekend's massacre. the vice president is expected to speak at an event there this afternoon. it is the first time vice president mike pence has been to las vegas since sunday answer massacre. when he arrived in las vegassing he may see billboards asking people with credible information about the shooting or the gunman to call the fbi. investigators have yet to find a motive for the horrible attack. they say the gunman stephen paddock left behind very little clues about what led him to carry out the deadliest mass
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shooting in modern u.s. history. fbi is looking into whether paddock was with a prostitute in the days leading up to the shooting. investigators are looking into the crews of what he took and -- cruise that he took. >> the archdiocese in philadelphia has planned a mass for the 58 people killed and 400 injured. the sunday mass and rosary are for all the victims for healing and the end to senseless tragedy in in our country. at 5:30 p.m. saints peter and paul. president trump heads to the keystone state to make his pitch for changing the tax code.
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it will mark his third trip since january. president at response for hurricanes is showing up in the poles. 24% of the poles believe the country is heading in the right direction. that is a ten percent drop since june. overall, 67% of americans disapprove of the job the president is doing in office including one-third of republicans. the race for new jersey at next governor is heating up. both candidates hit the campaign trail yesterday, republican lieutenant governor, kim qua -- guadagno was talking to aarp. "action news" anchor jim gardner will moderate a debate between murphy and ga -- guandagno.
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a teacher is in trouble for sending pictures of himself to a student. body cam footage depicting a deadly encounter between a north carolina and man last night. how one hospital is helping its patient eat healthier. >> reporter: chris. >> reporter: if you're looking for fall in philadelphia, you're not going to find it. temperatures in the 80s. look at how quickly the numbers climb in the next 6 hours alone. we'll hit 83 today and possibly tomorrow. i'll have the more in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast plus the details on nate coming up right after this.
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>> a new york city teacher is accused of sending pictures of
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himself to a former student who is 15 years old. prosecutors say the queens teacher persuaded the girl to send lewd videos of herself to him. fatal police shooting in charlotte, north carolina revealing how life and death situations play out in a matter of seconds. the suspect had his arms raised to his side before police pulled the trigger last month. the gun was empty. family members were concerned that officers acted too quickly. attorney said the man pointed the gun at him before he shot him. police in wyoming heard what you might call an out of this world excuse from a driver facing an arrest. this is a doozy, right. the story of the morning. the man ryan johnson is pulled over in caspar, wyoming.
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i time traveled to warn of the impending alien invasion. in order to transport him through time, the alliens had to fill -- aliens had to fill his body with booze that complained his slurred speech and bloodshot eyes and alcohol level of .03. time travel. they had to fill me with liquor. >> reporter: if you're in the officers what do you say to that? [laughter]. you probably arrest him and get a good laugh. >> reporter: i'm looking at him and like, really? let's get you outside and show you what's going on here's the commodore barry bridge, looks nice out there, the sun is starting to rise, we have mainly clear conditions, although that will change over the next few hours, we have a few clouds starting to march in from the
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west and some of nate's rains get in here sunday night into monday. eagles taking on the arizona cardinals, 1:00 p.m. start time on sunday, it will not feel like fall. the game day forecast calls for cloudy skies, showers or two around, muggy, 76 degrees and 4th quarter, 78 degrees. tomorrow, 79. today 83. 13 degrees above the seasonal average of 70. the present temperature is 65 above the average of 52. around the region we go most of the numbers are what you would see for daytime highs 65 if philadelphia. allentown, 64. dover, 65. here's the cloud cover to the west that will increase as the day wears on. mainly sunny this morning, afternoon, high, thin clouds overspread the area. overnight tonight, the clouds lower and thicken in advance of
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nate in advance of a frontal system to the west. both systems converge on the region sunday into monday. latest on nate, this is a category one storm. this is not a huge four or five like what we saw with maria or hurricane irma or jose or harvey. nonetheless, it has 0-mile an hour wind. center of circulation is there. it is zipping to the north/northwest at 23 miles per hour. we have a huge wall of water, waivings up to 18 feet. plus a storm surge 6 to 10 feet above what's considered normal water levels out here. this wall of water gets pushed toward the shore. gulf shore mobile, alabama, pns pns -- pensacola florida. there will have a storm surge.
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picture the mouth of the delaware bay. as the water comes streaming in, it can't come out, mobile bay is shaped the same way. it will come in 6 to ten feet. for us as the storm pulls north up the spine of the appalachians, it transforms into a form of low pressure system. we'll see periods of rain sunday night into monday. much-needed rain. rainfall totals over the last two weeks, have been pretty much nothing, may be about a tenth of an inch. rainfall sunday night into monday, periods of rain. heavier months philadelphia. we won't see flooding with that system. a lot of rain will seep into the ground. warm and sticky, reading, 84. dover, millville, trenton, 83. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, fall-like temperatures arrive next week. sun and clouds, 83.
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humid, spotty shower tomorrow, 79. periods of run columbus day, 78 degrees. >> okay, chris, thank you so much. folks, 7:17 eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, key to good health. getting access to them and preparing them is a challenge for seniors out there. in art of aging, tamala edwards looks at a hospital using a real farm to table approach. >> this is so great. >> reporter: it's been a bountiful summer for the farm at hospital. the farm is aimed at connecting patients with fresh produce. >> many patients have diabetes like diabetes. >> reporter: associated administrator said better conditions improve the conditions. how do you get it from the field to patient table. >> we thought we would bring the fresh produce into the
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doctors' office. >> reporter: adults coming to the internal medicine practice get the latest harvest. the hospital gives them more than vegetables. >> we see it as an opportunity to teach how to prepare fresh fruits and vegetable it is. >> we'll show you how to make something healthy and really, really easy. >> reporter: patients taste recipes for greens. >> once they try it they like it, they are excited to try it again. next time they go fruit shopping they will get the vegetables. >> this is for seniors who can't get to markets. serves as a research data base seeing how improving nutrition improves helmet. >> we have a reduction in diabetes and hierp tension. in less than two years, 800 patients have received 7,000 pounds of food and the
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hospital does it year round stopping for one month last winter. tamala edwards channel 6 "action news."
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our story begins more than 60 years ago inside an abandoned chicken coop. where our founder discovered a retired teacher living. no home. no healthcare. so she said "no" to this injustice, and "yes" to transforming lives. it's this drive, this compassion, that inspired aarp. today, we empower people to choose how they live as they age. we advocate for health and financial security. we strengthen communities everywhere. we are aarp. creating real possibilities.
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here's a look at what's happening around the delaware and lehigh valleys. go down the shore at sea isle city, the columbus day parade at the italian american club next to the sea isle bridge. the fun continues with the italian festival where there will be plenty of food and live music and canoli eating contest and whole lot more. annual midtown village fall festival features hours of tasty food and drinks and live
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entertainment and shopping and more, that happens at 13th and center city and across several surrounding blocks from 12 to 8:00 p.m. enjoy. we'll see you after the break. >> reporter: welcome back
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everyone, 7:24 a.m., 77 degrees down the jersey shore. 83 for philadelphia. exoints in the mid 6 -- owe dewpoints in the mid 60s. poconos combination of sun and clouds. let's go back to the gulf of mexico. we're looking at the tropics, this is hurricane nate zipping along moving to the north 20, 25 miles per hour. the biggest problem with the storm is not going to be the wind or the rain, but the storm
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surge. national hurricane center think the track will move east of new orleans and lake lake pontchartrain. the front quadrant is where you will see the storm surge. it comes into all the areas mobile, pontchartrain it can't escape. it will be the storm surge that will be the biggest threat with the system. gray. >> sixers take to the hard court without a couple of key players as they face boston for their second preseason game. eagles gear up for the battle of the birds at the linc tomorrow. here's jamie apody. >> reporter: good morning the sixers second preseason game at
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the wells fargo center against the celtics didn't count, but it was good to see how they will fair under the big eastern conference foe. embiid still can't play, he wants to play, he will play eventually right. first quarter, reddic pulling up for 3. watch the alley-oop to ben simmons. okafor looks good in the paint, as well. the sixers losing 110-102. birds of a feather flock together, the eagles and cardinals battle of the birds at the linc tomorrow. two quarterbacks named carson. focus on the running back arizona is good against the run,
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they are ranked 10th in the nfl. >> they stop the run, you know, i mean we got to be able to run the ball better than teams have in the past. we'll try to diagnose the weaknesses and figure out what they don't do too well. penn state travels to chicago to take on northwestern. lions fans you can watch right here on channel 6. kickoff at noon. you will want to see if they can stay undefeated. how about temple? 2-3 hoping to get back to 500 and pick up their first conference win in the process when they traveled to north carolina. i caught up with coach collins as the team hopes to bounce back after the lost to houston. >> going on the road in our division, they have a great fan base and student body we have to play our game early and set the tempo of the game off the bat.
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>> reporter: more with me and coach collins later this morning. among some of the other subjects can he talk about the team's knack. temple east carolina later today. that's sports, have a great one. >> inspiring moment before the start of the mls game in washington, d.c. the crowd gave a standing ovation for steve scalise who was critically injured in june when a gunman opened fire during a practice for the congressional baseball game. with the help of a walker he threw out the ceremonial first pitch. it always -- it also happened to be his birthday.
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tell your doctor about all the medicines you take and if you have any medical conditions. so now that you know all that, what do you think? that it's time to think about jardiance. ask your doctor about jardiance. and get to the heart of what matters. >> bracing for hurricane nate, those along the gulf coast sugar up their homes -- suring up their homes for the expected landfall. nate may rain or our perhaps. let's go outside to chris sowers tracking the forecast. we need rain, because it doesn't feel like fall. >> reporter: we are expecting indian summer. 65 if philadelphia. reading, 64. millville, 60.
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the numbers themselves not too warm considering the time of the career, the problem is the humidity spike overnight. anytime you have this much moisture in the air, temperatures are cool, you don't feel the crisp feeling. 63 point in philadelphia. 64 in wilmington. 62 in reading and trenton. millville, 61. dover, 65. anything from 59 lower is considered comfortable, from 70 higher is considered oppressive and 60 is considered humid. you can see we have 60s across the board. that's why it feels sticky out here right now. satellite and radar clear skies this morning, mainly cloudy conditions later on. high, thin clouds overspread the skyline. accuweather says sun and clouds, warm and humid, 83 degrees is the forecasted high. the normal is 70. let's take you back down to the duplex. storm tracker 6 live put the wave heights on the buoy reports on. gulf shores, mississippi,
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reporting wind at 25 miles per hour and 6-foot waves. gusts 25 miles per hour. look at the wall of water in the center part of the screen, 18 feet high the waves. all that is going the push inland around mississippi and new orleans and pensacola, florida over the next 12 to 24 hours, that will produce a tremendous amount of flooding for those folks down there. when i come back we'll have details on nate and the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> we look forward to the update. >> reporter: hurricane nate is closing in on the u.s. gulf coast. it is expected to make landfall sometime tonight or tomorrow morning. the mayor of new orleans has issued a curfew that begins at 6:00. communities not protected by thr evacuation. the storm is responsible tore killing 21 people in central america. i would like to remind you can
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keep an eye on hurricane nate's track at there you will find storm tracker 6 live and the seven day as well as the latest on the path of the hurricane. 7:33 a.m., the search continues this morning for a gunman in a shooting that left a woman dead and injured a teenager. "action news" at that scene of the shooting on the unit block of carver lane in trenton, new jersey, yesterday afternoon. police say a 58-year-old woman was killed. a 14-year-old girl was hurt in the shooting. investigators have not said if the two were related or if they were intended targets. federal investigators have prevented a plot to carry out a terror attack in new york city. authorities say the criminals planned to detonate bombs in time square, the subway and concert venues. the suspects were arrested a year ago. they were busted by an undercover fbi agent who
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convinced them he was an isis sympathizer. charges coming during an active investigation into during the shooting in las vegas. last night the officials say the gunman stephen paddock may have hired a prostitute during the days before the shooting. they are interviewing several looking into his motives. mike pence will speak at an event to honor the victims of the shooting. back here at home, a gun show being held in montgomery county, as often happens at the events, there's debate about gun control and gun rights. trish hartman has more. >> reporter: dave a vendor at the greater philadelphia expo center called what happened in las vegas a heinous crime. he is very passionate about his second amendment rights. >> if the politicians wants to pass feel good legislation that
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will not stop a massacre like that from occurring, i don't think you can legislate evil. >> reporter: the mass shooting killed 58 people and injured hundreds more. there were calls for tougher gun laws. >> i don't think when someone criminally misuses an object you should say we should ban the object. >> if somebody has in their mind to do something they will do it. >> reporter: neither of the vendors sell bump stocks the guns that were used in the shooting. the nra released a statement calling for federal review of gun stocks. folks say it's not a high demand item. >> at this show there will be one or two vendors of the hundreds of vendors here that have them. until this came out in the news,
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i guarantee they go home with them. >> i don't find them easy to use and i consider them junk. >> reporter: a gun owner said she would be fine with a ban on gun stocks. >> i have no problem with that. i don't see a need for it, it's not going to protect me. >> she was not the only one, she talked to he, fortunately, sun owners who say gun stocks should be banned. gun organizers say they are here 6 times a year and there was no talk of changing anything this weekend in light of sunday's shooting. trish hartman channel 6 "action news." >> the gun show comes days before president donald trump makes another visit to the keystone state. the president is considering whether to back the bump stock ban in light of sunday's mass shooting in las vegas. the president's visit to harrisburg will focus on the ban for tax reform.
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he and the republicans are planning to overhaul the nation's tax code. it will mark his third trip to pennsylvania since taking office in january. the president stirred up confusion amid his comebts the calm before -- comments the calm before the storm. he made the statement during a white house meeting with senior military leaders and their wives. he said once again when it comes to north korea's nuclear plans all options are on the table. >> we'll do what we must do to prevent that from happening. it will be done. >> president what did you mean about the calm before the storm? >> thank you very much. you'll find out. >> reporter: there are new concerns over how north korea will respond after the president doubled down on his cryptic comments. president trump is expected de t
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next week. a journalist said harvey weinstein wanted her to watch him performing an lewd acten himself. "good morning america" weekend will have moore on the bombshell accusations against weinstein. good morning weekend begins at 8:00 a.m. after "action news." a delaware county man facing child pornography charges. authorities say this man here of haverford township is accused of distributing child porn. during a search of his home, officers found a hard drive that contained 250 illicit images, he
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surrendered yesterday. he was released after he posted bail. from our new jersey noose room, more mold problems are plaguing schools in monroe township, gloucster county. hello -- holly glen elementary school is closed for now. pictures triggered brief panic. >> my child has asthma, she is on allergy medication. >> i'm perfectly fine at home, i come hear my throat is itchy, i'm coughing. >> "action news" learned that the kids at holly glen elementary are being sent to other schools in the area while the mold problem is corrected. philadelphia police investigating an act of vandalism in fairmont park an icelandic hero was spray painted
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with nazi words. city of philadelphia are calling it an urban milestone. the eastern tower at 10th and vine will include housing and retail and the first community center in chinatown. >> this project alone generates $23 million a year in economic development. 900 jobs from the development. more people will be coming and living in chinatown. it will be a destination neighborhood. >> chinatown plans a grand opening for the community center around christmas of 2019. 7:40 a.m. saturday morning. still to come on "action news," suffering from the blues? try working out. details on what it can do to brighten your spirits. outside we go, live picture, cape may, new jersey,
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meteorologist chris sowers tracking the forecast, also he'll have the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. hey fall, with you -- where you at? chris will let us know when we find fall when "action news" continues right after this >> hey, welcome back everybody,
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all morning long i forget -- forgot to mention this. it is chris sowers birthday.
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>> reporter: i don't feel any older today. >> you do. >> reporter: i set myself up for that. >> the producer said we have cake for you. >> reporter: thank you, that will be good, i'm pretty hunger right now. 65 degrees, we look live from our temple university camera. a beautiful morning, cloud cover upstairs, the clouds continue to increase over the next few hours we'll go mainly cloudy by afternoon. dewpoint, 63. muggies have returned you'll notice the change wind out of the southeast/southeast at 3 miles per hour. the ocean temperature, extremely mild. 59 in the poconos, 65 in philadelphia. 62 in millville. cape may, 70 degrees. most of us are doing okay in the visibility department. a few of the outlying areas like lancaster and some of the suburbs are socked in pretty good. .3 in lancaster.
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.7 in allentown and 6 miles in reading. satellite and radar we're starting out with sunny conditions, you can see the clearing conditions across the philadelphia area, all this cloud cover will start pouring in here as the day wears on. the water vapor loop shows hurricane nate. we have a frontal system approaching from the west, that will increase the clouds. those clouds will lower and thicken as this guy gets involved and we'll see rain sunday into monday. much-needed rain. this will be beneficial rain, the problem will be what it produces for the gulf of mexico. gulf shore, mobile, alabama, new orleans will be hit hard with the system. it's the most active hurricane season since 2005 that was the katrina year. in 2005 we had 8 storms make landfall that were category 3 or
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hire. this year we've had five storms. we've had 3 or 4 category five storms. it's moving to the north/northwest 22 miles per hour on the current track the worst of the storm will hit areas east of the red line. new orleans, some of the water will get into lake pornlg train and not -- pontchartrain and not escape. mobile, alabama, gulf shores, mississippi, the right front quadrant. as it pulls over land it runs over the spine of the appalachians and we'll see rain. what to expect over the next 24, 48 hours, sunday night into monday, one to two inches of rain. locally heavier amounts 3 inches west of philadelphia. no flooding is expected with
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this system. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, today is a nice day. it's warm and sticky, feeling like the end of august, actually. 83 degrees. tomorrow, humid, spotty showers, tailgaters for the eagles game, could be a shower around, otherwise for the game, warm and humid, same thing, warm and humid, 79. monday, warm and sticky, 78. tuesday, 83 degrees, shower during the morning. wednesday shower in the afternoon. wednesday is a day that will feature a cold front that front cools us down and it looks like fall will show up, thursday and friday, 71 and 72. is that the cake. >> because i'm such a great friend i went out and baked you a cake and cut you a piece. happy birthday! all right. >> reporter: thank you. >> while he is having his cake i'll read this story. monday of people came out for a first friday event. phoenixville fire department was there to help kick off fire
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prevention week. firefighters were on hand to meet and greet the residents there. they gave kids a chance to see the fire equipment up close. these are the example of the stories that make us at "action news" philly proud. you can find more stories at we're back in just a bit. honey, what are you doing? watching a cow...? what's it doing? impressions
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start your day with the new hash brown scramble bowl from chick-fil-a.
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7:50 a.m., "healthcheck" there may be a way for women to build about there bones for osteoporosis. weight lifting helps protect women over 60. the women worked out for 30 minutes twice a week, they experienced no bone fractures related to weight lifting. obesity epidemic may be driving up cancer rate. cdc says all cancer are
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associated with being overweight and obese. that includes thyroid and stomach. shrinking your weight will shrink your cancer risk. there are benefits to exercising including helping with depression. research suggests it doesn't have to be an intense workout. exercising for just an hour once a week is enough to prevent depression. they looked at 34,000 adults. they found those who did not exercise were twice as likely to suffer depression when compared to those who did. in "healthcheck" this morning if you're pregnant you may want to add a multivitamin to your breakfast. taking a multivitamin during pregnancy is connected to a lower risk of autism. experts found that mothers who took vitamins were less likely to develop autism than mothers
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who took none. a positive attitude can boost the effectiveness of your flu shot. researchers found that participants were in a positive mood had higher leaves of antibodies in their blood after getting a flu shot. coming up next, meteorologist chris sowers takes a final look at the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast as we take a live look outside over center city this morning. looks pretty, feels like summer. fall is coming one day we're back after this >> something is you have to see
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to believe. take this human size watermelon
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for example, because a texas garrot in -- in and gardener ofe it's in texas. it is 158 pounds, took three people to lift this thing and put it on a scale. it was nicknamed the whopping mellon roberto, a nod to the man who helped build the green house where it resides. chris sowers had a huge piece of cake. >> reporter: we're going to need more cake. we're naming watermelons now? that's roberto. i saw a pumpkin the other day. >> what was his name? >> reporter: alvin? sun and clouds, 83. tomorrow, spotty shower, eagles game, 79. that's the remnants of nate, periods of rain, sticky, 78 degrees. tuesday, leftover shower in the morning, 83. finally looks like fall-like
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weather moves in here, 76 on wednesday that's early, cooler down in the afternoon. thursday, 71. friday, 72. >> folks it is 7:56 a.m., we're just a few minutes away from saying "good morning america" to "good morning america." >> reporter: come up on "g.m.a.," hurricane nate is heading toward the gulf coast. there are concerns over the drainage pumps in new orleans. deasas-- the cryptic messaf president the calm before the storm. finally the reunion, a family and officer who saved them from the las vegas shooting. they are meeting for the first time. hope to see you soon, philly. "action news" continues at 9:00.
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here a look at the stories we're working on for you. every cat has a tale to tell in this week's "shelter me rescue of the week" how the bucks county rescue helps give feline tales happening ending. he's on the temple football team, but he is there in a different kind of uniform. you'll hear from the officer who keeps the team safe in the temple football playoff. now for chris sowers, and the entire "action news" team, i'm gray hall, and chris, happy birthday. make it a great day. >> reporter: thank you. we just moved in about four months ago,
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but the living room's pretty blank. we did a lot of research online. we just need to have a designer put it all together. mmm hmm. so, it's really nice when clients come in and have... done some of their own research. what do you think about these chairs and that table? working with a bassett designer was really easy. us being young professionals, we're so busy... there's no way we could've designed it ourselves. no. we love it!
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there's no way we could've desnew jersey born and raised. like his father before him, he served our country with honor in the navy. came home and worked his way up from floor technician to supervisor at the salem power plant. as a husband and father, grenier knows how families struggle to make ends meet. that's why he'll fight to cut our taxes, and stand up to career politicians like steve sweeney. if we want to change trenton, there's only one way. fran grenier.
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