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it is soso cold. >> there is no russi collusion. >> i am running for president of united states of america. >> it has no place in the city of chicago. ♪ good morning, welcome to "sunday today" on this super bowl sunday, february 3rd, i am wily geist, a cl for ralph northam to retire. he admted he did wore black face when he dressed upn 1980.
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the governor says it was not him on his school's yearbook space. members of his own democratic party insisting northam to step down. so far, t governor is refusing. can he survive? we'll get into it with chuck todd. >> we are less than ten hours away from the o kicko super bowl liii in atlanta. later a sunday sit-down with amy adams nominated for another oscar for her pheformance in movie "vice," on her rise to hollywood a-list from a less successful career. >> i were just wanting me to get their bread and i was asking a lot of estions. ere did you come from?
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what brings you here? you are so nice. >> give me the bread. >> really, they're looking for a dinner. harry smith on the ageless tom brad he tries to win his sixth super bowl. it iser all ln the show. let's begin with ralph northam. he held a conversationomplete with the discussion of moon walking where he refused to resign over a racist photograph fromis own yearbook page. geoff bennett, good mornin >> reporter: willie, good morning. northam insists he's not one of the two men in that picture. the picture was put on his page by mistake. he didn't know it existed before the picture surfaced on friday. that explanation, iwillie,s doing little to calm t call
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for democrats who are pushing for northam to step aside. >> reporter: this morning, fallout over northam, despite a national out cry over that racist photo from his yearbook. a long list of people nowin s to step aside. democrats including 2020 presidential hopefuls, formersi vice pnt joe biden and nancy a pelosi douglas wilder and senator mark warner and tim kaine along with bob by scott al adding to the call for northam to leave office, even president trum weighed in with a tweet. >> i believe that i am not ther of the people in that photo. >> you areaying that you had no idea this racist photoex isted before it surfaced?
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>> that's correct. it is a reversal for the virginia democrat apologized for appearing in the picture. >> that photo and the racist and offensive attitude that it represents does n reflect the person i am today. i am deeply sorry. >> northam said he did recall and regretted to dress up in michael jackson for a dance contest the same year the yearbook was published. >> when i dressed up as michael jackson, it was a talent show. i didn't find it was unacceptable. >> the staff is calling for your resignation, what are your thoughts? >> we'll continue to lead and talk about the issuese that important. but, we'll also have a conversation as we move forward about >> if northam were to leave office, justin fairfax w l become the second black governor
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in virginia's history. >> i thir the gover will make the best decision hopefully. willie, as mention there was that eye brows raising moment where northam said he once dressed up as michael jackson. the governor nearly attempted this. take a look >> are you still able to do the moon walk? >> my wife inappropriate circumstances. >> reporter: but, look o of the reasons why democrats are dropping the hammer on ralph northam because of the raw politics of it. yohave this ugly episode opening old wounds of the seat of confederacy. the governor says he's not going anywhere. >> the first lady of virginia was thenly thing standing
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between ralph and that moon walk. chuck todd, good morning, moderator of "mee the press." boy, you look at that list of people inside virginia who came out and said that governor rtham needs to resign. the one that jumps out at me is doug wiler who h says he to go. is there any way he survive this? >> no, it is not. it is a matter of when he'll leave or is he going to see the light here? i have to say i go back and think of virginia's history. this black face appeared in a 1994 yrbook. doug wiler was elected in virginia in 1985. one yearapart. this idea that somehow it was another time and another er era -- virginia's own history ot shows that's true. so, i think if you put youelf in his shoes, he's thinking
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what's the difference of resigning today or next week.r e democrats, every hour feels excruciating. >> next d r inwashington, the president finally will give that delayed state of the union address tuesday and from there, it will only be ten days until february the 15th when we could have another government shutdown. lonancy , the speaker looks dug in. the president says no wall, no deal. what are w >> we are heading for the president declaring for r a national emergency, him signing legislation he does not like. at tnd of the day, he knows there is no support in congress onis side of the isle for another government shutdown. so that's why he's talking up the national emergency so much again. tell you that comes with risk. the senate republican leader, mitch mcconnell is warning the president tivt's going toe the party even more.
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i have to admit, i amurious to e how the president sells this on tuesday night at the state of the union. the white house claims he wants to talk about bringingtr the co together, campaigning on a national emergency is not a way to do that. >> chuck, the democrats helicopter to add to the list of potentl candidates to run for the president of the united states. cory booker is added. what are the chances for cory booker here? >> booker is one of these guys that think that f he cane multiple lanes together. he's an inspiring campaign st p stumper if you will, som progressives may think he's not necessarily one of them. he's been suprtrter of c school in the best, something
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that chris christie said this week, it was done as a dig to get the left on him. that's the lane for him. booker thinks he can bring multiple parts of the party. if he can, that's a way of nomination. we'll see. >> chuck todd, thank you, we'll have much me on the virginia's governor refusing to step dow and the congressional black caucus chair and with "meet the press." tune in on tuesday night when president trump gives the state of the union address at 9:00 p.m. eastern time. breaking news this morning where a sheri deputy had been killed and one other officer injured during aho soting in cincinnatipat an artment complex. it was a standoff that ended an hourft ago a fire broke out. the suspe is in custody. jussie smollett made his
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first performance. he per fformed in los angeles, thanking his fans for support. l >> theset few days i was not able to get through t but also love and support from all of y'all. >> we love you! >> smollettol td police he was the victim of a racist homophobic attack last wednesday. police are investigating. it is super bowl sunday. it is super bowl liii features tom brady going for his sixth title with the new glaenglandts patrgainst the rams.ni mike, good m, we know what's on the line for the patriots. tom brady goingor his sixth title and bill belichick joining
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name on that list and lambo as anothee. what are you lookings forward it kicks off in a few hours here. >> it is incredible. they won 3-4 years and now a chance of 3-5years. as you said for tom brady going for a sixth to become the all time individual supowl champion, willie, think like this, amauy like peytonning and terry bradshaw, he won 14 playoff games. brady won in 14 different seasons. he's the all time best and can add to it this year. >> a lot people though, mike, there is so much talk about brady, sleeping onth , los angeles rams team. let's go down the list. we got injujared ff and mcvey a dd gurley and the best
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defensive player onhe league. talk about this rams team and how good they e. >> you got to the point will ia jennings willie that's the key of the game. aan darnold, as you watch the game, can they get pressure on brady. if they can, itiv offense wh h is exciting and electr and youthful and fun. it gives them a chance to succeed. that's one way the rams can win this ga >> the teams have beaten him have gotten to him. mike in atlanta, thanks so momh for taking time with us this morning. >> it started raining, we'll be closed here for the super bowl. >> get yourself in that dome.
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a messy scene in california where rain caused massive flooding major highways shut down and streets and homes were ooded after the powerful storm dropped as much as four > we have temperatures out there right now in the 20s. climbing into the 30s. if you are thinking about getting that car washed, go he ahead. maybe a few sprinkles late monday night, but most othe rain i holding off until wednesday. temperatures out there as i said, in the0s. still below the freezing mark, so there could be some patchy ice out there, be careful. but we'll take a quick rise into riret around 50 d by early afternoon. topping out in the low t straight ahead, the highs and lows of the week including scenes of the vortex. the young woman went outside with her hair and returned with a sleek new do.
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people lined up for miles to tend a funeral of a man they did not know. later on this super bowl sunday, the changing face of nfl cheerleaders as history is made on tonight's big game on the sidelines. >>oe how this moment feel for you? >> our smiles have been since we landed. >> it is all coming up on sunday today and as we head toou break photo of the week, a stunning areal view of t city of chicago, turned into one big ock of ice after windchill ock of ice after windchill temperatures dipped as low as at walgreens, we know how strong you are, ♪ but we also know how tough it is to keep up with your medication. that's why we're introducing a new and easy way... ...to refill, prepay and skip the line... ...or have your prescriptions delivered. so you never miss a day. walgreens. trusted since 1901.
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what's in your wallet? we got our first high of a thousand people showing up to joseph walker's funeral.
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he died recently in texas. the cemetery posted on facebook saying walker would be buried without unaccompanied. that message was amplified in the media by texas politicians. it was time burying mr. walker, there was a beautiful site. cars lined up for miles and people wait to pay their respects. the local sheriff estimated more than 5,000 people were there for mr. walker as he was buried with military honorng inclu a fly over and the honor guards. all that media coverage caught the attention of walker's daughter who dve into town ving hereviously bel father had already been buried.
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>> why did you start there? now i am crying. >> it is supposed to be the high. >> i know. >> we have so mu -- this is how beautiful our country is.ve >>one all young and black and white and blue and green ca out to give this man the dignity that he earned. >> yes, mr. walker earned that. our polar vortex. the midwest frozen solid for days worh m cities iced over and all the shutdown. it was the small time of thief river falls, minnesota, earning the title the coldest start, 77 degrees below zero on tuesday night. you got to keep yourself entertained in a cold like that. an iowa high scol student, taylor, tried a little experiment. what happens when you walk
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outside in sub zero temperature and that hair? that happens. more fun in minnesota. a wetair of pants tossing them in the air and watching the pants stick the landing. meanwhile in canada where cold weather is not news, a standstill tragic jam outside montreal is mere lyanne opportunipoan unity to get out the pucks and play a little hockey. >> i am still thinking of taylor, my hair looks like in the morning. >> oh, you don't need the vortex for that hair style. >> no help. watch as the gom who used a wheelchair from his motorcycle
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accident five years ago gets help from his brother and father to zastand and dance with his n bride. that video out of brabel had viewed more than 60 times on facebook around the world. did you see whahey did. they came in and bound the legs together next to hisather and brother. >> you are killing me, these aos su to be the highs and ir am getting t r our final low, tristan, the little guy loves watching his
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lauryn, you get gold star because it looks like we're in warm-up. >> thank you. >> >> i like it. i'll take what i canget. tomorrow and tuesday, i meet get a lot of stars coming up. temperatur out there are in the 20s and low 30s. you have party preps for this afternoon, looking good for that. exercise, brunch, all of that looking good. and dry. if you are out and about tonight, looking dry as well. temperatures fall through the 40s. but we're headed to the low 50s today. upper 50s tomp.
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may tuesday low 60s. horainrs possible wednesday, and we warm up thursday and friday with more scattered rain owers. a we'll be back i know gorge is next in line. afr that, who knows? >> that's amy adams in her oscar nominad role as dick chennn's wife, in the movie "vice," three weeks from tonight, adams can win an academy award. she has half a dozen nominions over the years inie movs like "the fighter" and "american hustle hustle." but for someone who has been in a classes with the biggest stars
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in the world for more than a cade now. adamsfreshing low key does not understand all the fuss. a amy and york for a sunday sit-down. >> she justr don't call mew s movie star. >> make me uncomfortable. >> is that the plan? >> adams is completely add ease in her latest oscar nominated role as vice president dick chen cheney's wife, lynn. a >> she was force of nature from the very beginning of her marriage and her relationship with dick cheney >> yes, she's a force, she'sut spoken and defender of her family and her husband. >> did you find her to be a sympathetic character than you may have imagined.
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>> for me, i have to let go of my opinion especially somebody in the political spectrum. >> she's hard on herself. she expects a lot from herself. that's sort of what comes across habecause she's veryenging to others. i don't think she challenges anybody else to do something she would not do. >> adams is paired wit christian ba christi christian bale as the vice president. bale gained 40 pounds to become dick cheney. >> it is astonishing. it really was a transfoiration of . >> does he stay as dick cheney, how does thatrk ? >> he still talks in the voice. that's where you can have a a conversatiut life. >> that's a funny visual actually, you guys still in character tking about your kids. >> talking about holiday plans, exactly. >> the 44 years old adams was
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born in italy where her father was stationed with the army. she grew up in castle rock, kolorado. >> there is a w ethics understanding how family works togethery based on upbringing and my experience of the church and the way community comes together to help each other. >> amy's dad was a musician, family time often was a sing-along. >> wwei am always as a backup f my dad. iur alwayse performing but not comfortable. >> you were put on a broadway show. >> oh, i would love to get them on stage. >> i got a couple of siblings that have real pipes. >> really? >> adams sang in a school choir and trained as a dancer. after graduating in high sckeol,
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she wor in colorado in minnesota. >> you were a waitress before and you hop o up the chorus line? >> i was a horrible waiter. i was consttly distracted and love engaging with conversations with people and i would forget that i was not there to talk to people. they were actuallyyust rea wanting me to get their bread and i was asking a lot of questions, where do you come from? what brings you here and what are you celebrating? >> yeah,ive us the drinks. >> at 25, adammoved to los angeles to do some acting that did not invinve t drink orders. her first break came in 2002 when steven serelberg casts h in the movie "catch me if can" with leonardo dicaprio.
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>> ithould have been a role of stard stardom. >> ihink i kind of failed. >> at auditions, you mean? >> i yeah, had to do with my at constitute attitude. i didn't believe in myself. i started to foc in acting again. >> my favorite animal is the meer cat in "june bug," theha performance earned her first academy award nomination. >> adams' career took another big leap two years later when she plays giselle, the lead of disney's blockbusterco medy, "enchanted." >> that explains everything. >> two years later, another for her role n the"fighter" where
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she first teamed with christian bale. >> the fighter was directed by david o' russell who called adams again to play a con woman in "america hustle." >> he challenged not only people's expectations of me. he challenged my own as iwell. hink he saw me in a different way, you know? he saw some tru in me that i had been hing. >> adams has an 8-year-old daughter with her husband and despite her status as a hollywood a-lier, she works to keep a low-profile. >> is that an effort effort by you to keep your life private? >> when i started was prett common, you know? that was sort of what everybody was a little more ivate, it was before social media was really prevalent.
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it is a tricky balce of you know wanting to be known -- not known famous like your spiri or soul known and understood. >> uh-huh. >> and needing to respect boundaries and privacies. >> as adams prepares for another walk down the red carpe t at oscars. she admits it all still feels a little strange. >> when do you get this swagger? >> was it the nomination for "june bug." >> i don't know if i have a swagger. i know that i love what i do a i am willing to do the work. >> i know you love the term movie star. >> it is really uncomfortable. >> you are a real movie star. >> she's a mov star "vice" is in theater right now.
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to hear amy talk about the role in "enchanted" that changed her life and where she was when she found outbout it check out our web extra at today.com. and next week we are excited to say we have a rare interview with another scarnominee, bradley cooper he directs and stars with lady gaga in onet of the m talked about movies in a long time, "a star is born" which was nominated for eig academy awards. we are dry out there today.
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leading. it began in 1982 when the dallas cowboys making cheerleader cheerleaders --at tonight's super bowl in atlanta, there will be another first and a new chapter of the evolution of nfl chee leading. morgan radford is back rig now with osu ay's spotlight. >> reporter: the biggest dayeaf celebratedost day in america. >> so excited! >> reporter: while the game is not without controversy. >> even if it means sacrifici everything. >> reporter: one issue that' been largely left on the sidelines. the image of women cheering the men on the field, to some may seem out datedn 2019. ahmad wave of cultural change. this super bowl sunday, it may looked a little different. the rams are making history wita the first cheerleaders in
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the super bowl >> how does it feel for >> my smile has been here since we first landed. >> at the end of the da we are all dancers. or choreography making it like our dance. >> a big milestone today. >> reporter: theery first cheer leading team were actually all males then during world war ii, the women stepped in and there was no going back. but, it was the dallas cowbo cheerleaders and their iconic uniform who made the sport a sensation in the 1970s. >> one of the ladies winked at the camera and everything changed with that wink. shannon wworkmanas right in the middle of it. >> to see dance on 100 yards stage and we hadhat uniform
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that was much more revealing. it was kind of a recipe of selling whole some sex appeal. >> it was a lucrative sex appeal for everyone but except for the cheerleaders. >> we made $15 agame. we knew right off the bat we were not into money. >> you had to look good in that uniform. no talking to the players or no gum chewing or no wearing jeans. >> reporter: it may sound old ol scho, last year the headlines around nfl cheer leading didso t d all that different. >> you guys make $7.25 an hour. >> they body shame me to my face. >> reporter: to stay relevant today, it may mean more changes are coming. >> we have internal struggle of what we hear on game day. some of us are not fully em aced. >> reporter: today the colts hope to lead the chart in
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modernizing the sport. >> we made a couple of changes for 2019. >> reporter: starting with the most visual source of stereotype. we wanted to create a uniform that had more dance ability than we traditionallyhe worn in past. off the field, they are a community ambassador. they are career women. >> reporter: nfl cheereading is a part-time job. >> i am an indianapolis colts cheerleader and i am a mental health counselor. >> reporter: cheer leading is a forward and not back. >> we had the opportunity in today's society to go after anything we want. >> we areg full-time careers, some of our teammates arend wives mothers, we are an women f what the modern is. >> it is great to see them come kar to some issues. you look b 50 years ago, a lot of things have not changedce
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this that snd time. >> you take a journey to the past and you look at the of issues that we discussed and the reporting that i have done in the past six months, a lot of the sameuestions are bei raised when it comes to equality and equal pay, a l of people are saying this kind of raises the issue that there ist still ore work. >> the pay, $7.25om for of those jobs. >> for a lot of people, this is a part time job, too. coming up next on "sunday today," harry smith on tom brady from sixth round draft pick to americ, tonight chasing his sixth super bowl title. >> when brady first showed up in boston, he told robert kraft that drafting him was the best decision the team ever made. he was right. >> later a life well lived, the navy aviator ws se career wa navy aviator ws se career wa well you can always i thibring it backy it. within seven days for a full refund for any reason.
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the year he was drafted, drafted in the s round and pick number 199. in the nfl, those picks are reserved for guys that may turn into ing.ts projec, maybe? same entered the nfl the year n' sync had one of their biggest hits. when brady showed up in boston, he toldobert kraft that drafting him was the besthe decisi team ever made. in his second year in league, he won his first he's taken the pats to the big game nine times and he won it five times. he colle division titles, 16 of them like they're pokemon cards. a lot of football fans hate tom brady. they say the pats' success is more about the coach or other players. when brady was suspended in four games of deflate gate a couple
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of seasons back. >> i did not alter the ball in any way. >> he returned to the team and took them back to another afc championship game. how does he do it? brady eats like a vegan and maintained the greatest a pain in the neck. he employs a fitness guru that would make mixed martial art fighter screams.ou >> if y are competing against me -- >> reporter: the only thingt people we dowant forgive you for is success.br ady got that in buckets and the chiseled chin, a spouse that makes more money than he does and a bunch of cute kids. for what he does, that's hard not to respect."s
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from day today," harry smith, new york. >> we'll seef bra gets that sixth title in tonight's super bowl. harry, thank you vermuch. this week we highlight another life w llived. a historic site yesterday in the sky over tennessee. the united states navy conducting its first ever all female fly over, the wom guiding their aircraft in missing man for mitigation mis missing formation to nor rosemarymariner. the next year she became the navy's firstver female jet pilot earning her wings of gold at the age of 21. in 1990, captain mariner was the first wom to command a military aviation skra.
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she fought successfully for the repeal of combat restrictions on wofan. mariner wainated by flights from a young age. her father was an air force pilot who died in a plane crash when rosemary was just three-year-old. matner graduated college at the age of 19. she watched planes and clean houses to save money for high school and got a pilot rating before joining the military. after serving 24 years in navy, she taught at maryland university.ro semary's husband of 40 years said of h wife, he's very proud that women followed her and she was not the only one to walkth walk through that door. that legacy shows the doors stayed open. captain rosemary mariner and an american trailblazer in the sky, died ♪ you want a fresh-smelling home,
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morgan and i closing this sunday with a look atur sunday mail. todd inje jneey asking for tonight's big game. >> truly todd, i am here for the snacks and the cheerleaders. if you got somend nachos chicken wings. >> witthe patriots and brady. our next question comes, sherry in florida wants to know if you were cast in a movie, would you be a good guy or a villain?
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villain.d like to be a i think a break from character. i would gloria estefan would play me. >> i gotideas. >> every actor says villain is re fun to be. >> i want to be in "die hard." something.little >> finally, this one comes from phil in milwauke which do you put in the bowl first, the mk or the cereal. >> i don't know if this is a real thing. >> i got some questions for you phil. >> obviously i put cereal. >> what would it look like? >> it splatters and all on your clothes. >> biphil, we got some ideas fo you. morgan, thank you so much. always great to have you with us. thanks for spending part
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just about 9:00. the governor of virginia says he isot the person in that controversial yearbook photo. and he admits toarkening his skin at a different college party. we'll break down the bizarre press conference. our t gm on theund in richmond caught up with the man who is next in line to lead the onwealth, but even on a day when crowds were chanting for a new governor, he remains one of the few politicians not directly telling northam to step down. and tragedyn the roads in prince george's county, five children are dead after a horrific crash and we're learning a moreut just what went wrong. a lot going on including a live report fromond coming up in a second. but do want to welcome you in on
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this sunday morning. aanks for being here with us. i'mm tuss. >> and i'm meagan fitzgerald. lauryn ricketts, it should be a nice super bowl sunday. bad out not looking too there. going to be a great sunday. if you have plans to maybe get out of the house especially later on tonight. arming up atures are pretty quickly. in fact those temperatures are in the0s and 30s, but we'll take the temperatures warmer than what we had yesterday. yesterday only into the mid-40s, but today low to mid-50s. and we do have some fog, but we'll have a mix of sun and clouds through the day today. if you want to get the salt off your car, today is the dayo do it. no good rain chaenss nces until wednesday night. we'll have the full forecast coming up,ut the change takes place again wednesday. so dry until then thanks tosu hh pr atlanta seeing a few showers right now, but they ha

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