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[ making chicken noise ] chicken. >> imagine how close i am. say a little prayer. happy friday. coming up, in random news this morning, get ready, new england braces for what could be a storm for the record books. and the winter weather is having an impact at home. we have numerous school closings and delays today. complete weather coverage is just ahead. >> also, the urgent search for a former police officer said to be on a killing spree. details on a chilling threat in california. fox5 morning news at 7 :00 starts right now. there's your live look outside. slick road conditions. just wet in most of the area. to the west some snow and ice. it is friday, february 8 #th. good morning, i'm tony perkins.
>> i'm alison seymour. light wintry mix falls at this hour, but it's nothing compared to what the northeast is bracing for. >> still, the snow is enough to cause several school closings and delays. they're on your screen now. in virginia -- >> also in virginia -- to maryland now -- >> in west virginia, jefferson county schools on a two hour delay. you can see the closings at the bottom of your screen and also at our web site, myfoxdc.com. how bad will it be for the east coast? here is tucker barnes. >> good morning. lots going on. and of course, the terrible weather here will continue for
the next several hours. locally, the effects limited to the north and west of washington, with a wintry mix. later this afternoon when the storm cranks up. new york and boston likely to be dealing with blizzard conditions. more on that during the show here the next couple of hours. there's a live look at your morning radar. i can pretty much promise you not a great morning commute. if you're to the north and west, looking at that wintry mix. you can see the pinks and whites, up to 70 towards leesburg and frederick. reports of that wintry mix, and even a little snow. in fact, some of our viewers have written in in the past few hours and said up to about 3 inches of snow to the west overnight. we have reports of snow covered roadways, that kind of thing. definitely need extra time coming in from the west. heavy rain will pile up on your roadways, localized issues with the heavy rain this morning across the region. this is part of our storm
system. for us, we'll likely see the wintry mix transition to a cold rain today, with highs to the upper 30s to about 40. local temperatures, 36 reagan national. 33 dulles. and 35 at bwi marshall. just above freezing and that's a major player in the forecast over the next couple of hours. the red you see, let's talk about the big picture, the red, those are blizzard warnings. blizzard warnings from new york city to boston. that includes providence and hartford. could experience 18 to 24 inches plus of snow over the next 24 hours. areas in pink, most of new york, that's a winter storm warning. and locally we're dealing with this winter weather advisory and overnight the weather service included howard county and montgomery county, and loudoun county under a weather
advisory until 11:00 this morning. there's your forecast. clouds by 5:00 p.m. though the winds will pick up. that will be another story. gusting to 40 miles per hour later tonight as the storm cranks up. more details coming up in a few minutes. let's do traffic and julie wright has your latest on the roads. >> on the southbound side of i- 95 we're finding wet pavement with rain. this is where i have not one, but two separate accidents. southbound i-95 after lorton before route one. two left lanes tied up at the scene. delays are building heading southbound. a lot of cones. vdot on the scene with a roll back, tying up the two left lanes southbound. second crash occurred closer to route one. the two right lanes blocked. coming southbound on i-95, zigzagging past these accidents, making your way towards fredericksburg. northbound heavy out of
stafford continuing to woodbridge. 395 below speed as well. coming from the beltway headed to king street. closer to the beltway north into d.c. dealing with wet pavement. we have problems to report, stalled car in the right lane. accident activity southbound bw parkway 410 in river dale. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. we continue our coverage of how the northeast is bracing for the massive storm. >> while our area is not getting hit hard, we are seeing a big impact here when it comes to travel. thousands of flights to the northeast have already been canceled. fox5's sherri ly is live at reagan national airport with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the bulk of those cancellations are expected this afternoon on flights in and out of the northeast. as of now, there's only one 737 flight that will not be going
on. given the magnitude of this storm, it could take air travel days to get back to normal. from philadelphia to new england, all eyes are on this nor'easter. crews are waiting with salt and sands, plows to move the snow. with two to 3 feet in parts of the northeast, hurricane force winds and worries of power outages, this could be a paralyzing storm. people are hitting stores, stocking up. they may be digging out for a while. airlines have canceled more than 2600 flights and travelers are warned to plan ahead. >> significant amount of cancellations. we suggest people booked to fly friday evening and saturday, that they call their airline and check with their airline before they come to the airport. >> reporter: airlines are offering waivers during this storm to rebook the flights for other dates without paying
extra charges. it's not just air travel that is affected. train travel into the northeast is also being impacted, and the northeast trains will stop running friday afternoon, later this afternoon. that's the latest here at reagan national. back to you. >> thank you. in california, the all out manhunt for an ex cop allegedly turned cop killer continues. this morning, police are searching a ski area east of los angeles. that's where investigators found the burned out pickup truck belonging to former l.a.p.d. officer christopher dorner yesterday. police believe he has already killed three people as part of a revenge vow he made after being fired in 2008. he posted a manifesto on facebook and apparently sent a package to cnn host anderson cooper. he is armed and has military training. reports of car bombings in iraq this morning. the death toll is up to 41.
four car bombs exploded in two out door markets. the first bomb hit a pet market. when shoppers tried to run, another car exploded a few yards away. up to 85 are reportedly hurt. it's the latest attack by suspected sunni insurgents. thursday's proceedings on capitol hill were interrupted five times by protestors. brennan says the drones are only used on planned attacks against the u.s. against citizens. >> i never believe it's better to kill a terrorist than to
detain him. we want to detain them to solicit the intelligence from them so we can disrupt follow on attacks. >> the chairwoman of the senate intelligence committee, dianne feinstein says she wants to open more of the hearings to the public. today president obama honors leon panetta. the tribute will take place at joint base meyer henderson. in the meantime, panetta made news yesterday when he said for the first time the pentagon backed the idea of giving arms to rebels in syria. it's been reported hillary clinton and former cia director petraeus asked the white house for permission to arm the syrian rebels but were denied. to d.c. politics now, the city's ethics board says it
will not pursue evidence i found against council member jim graham. the board says further action cannot be taken because the incident happened before the ethics board was created. however, a federal grand jury is investigating graham and the contracting process. fairfax county police say the serial fondler has struck again. take a good look at this updated sketch. now 18 incidents reported in and around springfield since september. all of which have the same suspect description and the same m.o. the man comes from behind and gropes women and runs. he has previously been described as having a beard. nowe's described as acne on his shaving bumps. a maryland mother is facing charges that she murdered her 2- year-old. police say chelsea booth confessed to smothering her daughter, cassidy. they believe she put the toddler's body in a dumpster at
their apartment complex, but investigators still have not found it. booth's friends say she has a 4- year-old daughter who has a criminal history, including convictions of assault on an officer and theft back in 2009. first lady michelle obama is heading back to chicago for the weekend. she is scheduled to attend the funeral of the 15-year-old who died in a shooting days after performing during the president's inauguration. pendleton was an honor student and drum majorette. so far, no arrests in the case. 7:11 now. good friday morning. still ahead, it is the go-to guide to get started when it comes time for that all important college search. >> but now questions are being raised about a list often thought of as the gold standard. >> also ahead, how a price hike could boost efforts to curb binge drinking. >> next, is it a source of
in the nhl. >> tucker, slide out. >> move over, tucker. >> hey, i thought we were ready to do weather here. native american nicknames in sports took center stage at a discussion yesterday. public enemy number one, the redskins. >> they debated the stereotypes. >> when we get to that place where we start chastising our friends, our relatives, and our neighbors for using that word, making it unacceptable, that's when things will change. >> over the years the team's owners have opposed the names, citing tradition, but others say money is the real reason. the owners say the organization isn't responding to the forum or demands. >> we want to hear what your thoughts are on this. we have posted this question on our facebook page.
washington redskins, offensive name or part of a tradition? i think it can be both. no doubt it's tradition, right? tell us your thoughts about it. we'd like to hear from you. in the meantime, in a new post this morning -- >> good point. >> simply said there. >> do want to mention, many people are writing in to our face book page and saying, hey, come on, this is the name and it should continue to be the name. wide variety of opinions on this. >> lots of names been used through history that we don't like. >> that is true. now it's tucker's turn. >> am i allowed in now? >> come on in, i was joking. >> didn't see under the desk, little kicking. let's do the weather. got a lot to talk about. wintry mix continues north and west of town. rain in the district, points south and east, and good steady rain in southern maryland. that is enough to cause issues.
see the yellows and reds, good rain rates there, prince george's county, charles county, friends in southern maryland getting a good dose of rain at the moment. snow off to the north and west. pink and white you see is where the wintery mix continues. that will be with us for a few more hours. advisory north and west of washington until 10:00 this morning. historic snowstorm, and it's a 1-2 combo. energy to the west and developing storm system across the outer banks here, pushing out. east of ocean city later this afternoon. and that's where the explosive development really is going to take place. as this storm wraps up and deepens, as that area of low pressure deepens, we're expecting a lot of snow to develop on the north side of the system. that's why we have blizzard, forecast for blizzard warnings stretching from new york to boston. how much snow are we talking about? with blizzard conditions in boston, could be getting 18 to
24 plus inches. in fact i just saw guides suggesting parts of eastern massachusetts could get up to 30 inches of snow. that's obviously going to be a historic snow storm. not as much in new york city, but enough to cause problems, a foot plus in new york city later this afternoon and tonight before it winds down tomorrow morning. locally, had reports already this morning of our viewers to the west getting 2, 3 inches in some spots. 1to 4 here. not quite done with it. some of our friends to the north and east later tonight, what we call the banding, wrap- around moisture on the back edge could give us another round of light snow later tonight. there's your accuweather seven- day forecast, 42 ed today. not going to feel that warm. winds will really pick up. weekend looks brighter. sunday, 45 with sunshine. about 50 sunday. 50 monday. >> thanks, tuck.
>> let's go to julie wright. >> do i have to separate you guys from kicking under the desk? >> no. >> it's why i stand over here. north on 395 this morning, in the rain heavy volume, continuing towards king street. all of our lanes are open with no issues. problems on southbound 95 with two separate accidents. first south of lorton, and the second one south of route one. for those continuing their commute inbound new york avenue, had problems with new york avenue, traffic lights, heads up. minor fender-bender reported in this area. crash occurred at 410. new wreck on the northbound side approaching 450. heads up leaving riverdale. inner loop of the beltway traffic slow leaving springfield continuing to 236. accident activity tying up the
right side of the roadway. dela on 66 headed eastbound headed to fair oaks. traffic slows again in vienna. 7:20 now. it's a friday morning. up next, numbers have shown another device could be hit for a price hike. >> it's time to party like it's 4711. >> oww! >> celebrating chinese new year with more on a big celebration happening this weekend. 21 minutes after 7:00. stay with us. a turkey-cheddar-bacon in the afternoon, or a tuna salad when the job is done, sandwich on your terms with any of dunkin's
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store owners are expressing concern about proposed regulations from the fda. the food and drug administration wants to mandate that supermarkets and convenience stores provide nutritional information for unpackaged foods, like those at the salad or buffet bars and bakery items. the food marketing institution estimates it would cost retailers a billion in the first year. a cost that would likely be passed on to the customer. seems like there's an app for just about anything, even for girl scout cookies. what better day to use the app than today, which is national girl scout cookie day. it's available for both the iphone and android. users can find when and where a local group is having a sale. or you can wait a few minutes and they'll come right into your home or place of business. >> okay. >> the girl scouts organization says the app helps inform people about the benefit of selling cookies. >> we learned yesterday, a lot
of people were asking me, where is the mango cream? the girl scouts publicized that. it's not available in maryland. i don't know about virginia or the district. in maryland, where we are, i forget why, it's not available. >> it sounded great. coming up on 7:26 now. we're going to look at questions being raised about a respected national list that ranks the country's best colleges and universities. >> first, could we be in for a close call next week? details on an astroid stargazers are keeping a close eye on. >> go ahead. >> i'm sorry, tony. and we have the latest weather and traffic from tucker and julie. let's share it -- >> next. ñ
welcome back. we are tracking an astroid that's going to come incredibly close to earth next week. it's 150 feet wide and will come even closer than some of the weather satellites that are circling the earth. it's the nearest known fly-by- of an object of this size. at least 17,000 miles away, and scientists say there is no need to worry. >> 17,000 miles is not that far
away. >> it's not. >> that's pretty far. >> it's pretty close. >> we have bruce willis if we need him. >> we don't, really. >> we're talking to an invisible person, because tucker is not in the shot. >> again? >> okay, i didn't see that. >> me either. we have bruce willis if we need him. >> i don't need another thing to worry about. >> don't worry about it. >> if it gets super close, we'll alert you. >> you'll be here at work. >> i think sweet brown said it best when she said, ain't nobody got time for that. please let it pass. >> we have something else to read here. >> we do? >> oh. we want to show you jax in the snow. i love that name, j-a-x. it's said corgs love the snow. probably because of those short
legs. >> we're a team this morning. >> we'll get it right. >> snow continuing to fall to the west. reports the snow mixing with freezing rain and sleet. >> we're all the team. all of us. >> for some reason i can't seem to be in front of the camera today. here's your radar. rain showers continue for much of the area. i want to point out to the south and east, it's heavy rain. this is a pretty good band of rain set up in southern maryland. without it being frozen, likely to cause travel issues coming in from calvert county, charles county, waldorf. now seeing a break. the storm is shifting a little bit and starting to drag the moisture out. off to the north and west, a leftover wintry mix. reports of sleet and freezing rain. continues to grind here up the
coast. it's really going to intensify later this afternoon. this piece of energy to the west will get dragged into it, and tony, you probably remember this word, bombogenesis, intensifies into a major winter storm this afternoon and tonight. for those of you that don't love winter stores, will -- storms, will take place too late for us. but new york, boston, talking about blizzard conditions later this afternoon and tonight. jackpot, parts of massachusetts and new england, where they could get 2 plus feet of snow and that will be historic. we'll see where it ranks in about 24 hours' time. blizzard warnings counties in red, including parts of maine, and winter storm warnings in pink here down into portions of pennsylvania. locally we're looking at a winter weather advisory for our counties to the north and west of washington until 10:00 this morning. we've picked up an accumulating snow for parts of the region,
inch, 2, some spots 3 inches of snow. and sleet and freezing rain on top of it. travel conditions won't be great north and west here the next couple of hours. temperatures, very important. 36 in washington. 35 in annapolis. most of the area with the exception of frederick now and winchester is above the 32- degree mark. that's very important, of course, as we won't be dealing with a lot of freezing conditions this afternoon. wintry mix transitioning to rain. light rain. mostly cloudy this afternoon. then the breezes pick up as the storm cranks up off the coast. light rain, maybe a few bands of snow tonight. check out the winds. gusting to about 40, as the storm continues to crank up there up towards new england here overnight. accu weather seven-day forecast, windy tomorrow. 38. sunshine sunday, 45. been promising 50s, low 50s monday and tuesday, as we get a little surge of warm air early next week. traffic with julie wright.
>> still trying to say bombogenesis. >> good. >> wasn't there a song? bubblelicious. that's gum, never mind. [ laughter ] bootylicious, that was beyonce, moving on. 95, approaching route one, accident activity south of lorton. that accident is cleared. another crash in woodbridge. still in place tying up the right side of the road. first accident gone. the second one in the right lane, tying up the two right lanes. northbound i-95 on the brakes continuing north out of stafford to quantico. 395 slow on the wet pavement continuing to kings street. traffic slows again over the 14th street bridge. old town alfred and duke street problems with accident activity. inbound new york avenue, slow getting through the lights northeast to northwest. signal lights were on flash at montana, so allow extra time there to the 3rd street tunnel. that's a check of your fox 5 on
time traffic. the u.s. news rankings for best colleges has become the go to list for many parents and students shopping for colleges. but recent misreported data from five colleges, including one in the district, now raising concerns about the validity of the rankings and reputations of some of the school's features on that list as the best. we are joined by kevin highly, a reporter with inside higher ed, which is an online daily publication, right, about what's going on inside higher education. >> yeah. >> in talking about this, we thought it would be perfect to have a reporter on with this organization. kevin, exactly what is going on? what's the big headline here? >> in the past year, five colleges, four at the undergraduate, and tulane's business school, come out and admit that they have been submitting data that's inaccurate to the u.s. news and world report rankings. that follows on last year of
three reports that were similar. so what you're really having is a broad questioning of whether or not there's more colleges that could be involved in this kind of thing and how does that affect the legitimacy of the rankings. >> george washington was named. now the new news is other schools have been northbound to be doing -- found to be doing this as well? >> yeah. you had emory university, buck hale, george washington, and tulane business school like i said. >> kevin, how dangerous is this? >> i don't know dangerous is the best word, but it's definitely an interesting question, is it going to affect the reputation of these colleges and universities and does it affect the reputation of the rankings, which i think is their big concern. u.s. news is a big concern. as a result, in the last week they've announced they're going to be putting out some new
requirements on the institutions to validate their data. >> what had been the process for supplying data, i presume right to u.s. news? >> yeah. in the past enrollment officers, admissions director at any given institution, would submit the data directly to u.s. news and a couple of surveys the presidents filled out. now they're asking for presidents or some other high level university official to sign off on what's going on. >> was this an intentional misrepresentation as far as you can see in your reporting? >> when we've talked to various schools, some of them -- in all cases, you've got a new enrollment officer coming into the institution and looking at a data, submitting it for the first year to u.s. news and world report, and finding that, you know, these numbers are a lot lower than we thought they were going to be. so in all these instances, the institutions say, one person doing its own thing, and in
some they say it's intentional, some they say it's not. >> what will be the impact do you think on the students that end up applying to these schools? you talked about reputation. what about the students in school now, a senior at george washington, is their record tainted or do they stand on their own record? >> we haven't heard reports of students wanting to transfer out because of this change. a lot of the instances, the misreported data was 15 points off. average s.a.t. scores 15 points off from what the actual data should be. so it's not a huge change. a small and marginal thing. i think what will be interesting to see is this admission cycle whether or not you have more students applying to other -- fewer students applying to these questioned colleges. >> what's the pressure on these private institutions? looks like most are private, all of them. >> yeah. this is really the thing, you've had immense pressure on them to recruit students. you think about a place like
clermont mckenna or emory or george washington, a lot of their money comes from tuition. any given year they have to fill their class. they need to bring the tuition revenue and one way to do that is to have a reputation as being a good destination for students. >> so moving forward, how reliable does this ranking system look? >> so we interviewed admissions officers and we asked whether or not you think other schools are cheating on the rankings report. and 91% of admission officers said they thought other schools are cheating. we had 1% of respondents admit they were cheating themselves. so i think there's kind of a broad questioning of whether or not we should hold these rankings as legitimate. >> kevin kiley with inside higher ed, thank you for being here. >> thank you. >> complicated issue. we'll be right back.
that's fox's new show, isn't it? >> well, it's "touch." not a new show. second year. >> he's really grown up. he was the little kid in "witness." >> right. before we move on, little surprise here, want to show you pictures from last night. an event that took place in tysons corner. dining in the dark. what's unusual about this picture? >> they are blindfolded and eating. >> this is to benefit the foundation fighting blindness, which is a nonprofit focused on sight saving research. i've mentioned it before, because i've hosted some of their vision walks they have ever year. this event, goes on every year, diners pay a certain amount of money, and they experience what it's like to be losing your sight or to be blind. it's pardon the pun, it's eye opening for them, to experience what it's like to try to navigate the table and all that
kind of thing when you can't see anything. they raised $150,000 last night. >> excellent. >> great. >> excellent. >> they do this every year. foundation fighting blindness. if you want more information, you can go to fightblindness.org. >> that's wonderful. >> they do great work. it's an area we're talking about macular degeneration and retinal diseases, it's an area where great strides are occurring. >> good. >> all the money goes to research. really making fantastic strides in curing or helping these diseases. >> i love their approach. >> pretty smart. all right, tucker barnes. >> busy man today. >> weather continues to deteriorate. locally transitioning for the most part to rain. still have a little bit of a holdout north and west. that will be with us for the next several hours. there's a live look at your satellite radar. hard to see because of the cloud cover.
but we have bright white. there it is on the western edge of our envelope of precipitation. our viewers to the north and west not done with the mess yet this morning. the wintry mix. but i think by late this morning, temperatures should warm up enough primarily rain for you. the rest of us, rain all morning. even heavy rain into southern maryland. lower eastern shore, towards ocean city, you've been getting very heavy rain during the early morning hours. let me show you the system here as we expect it to take shape later today. futurecast, area of low pressure pushing up the coast of north carolina. later this afternoon, it will emerge off the delmar peninsula. this is where it starts to intensify. notice at 2:00 looking at cloud cover. it will be cold and become windy this afternoon as the system cranks up. watch the snow, really starting to take shape from new york to boston late this afternoon and tonight. 7:00tonight, that is very heavy
snow flying in new england. that snow continues all night long, into the early morning hours tomorrow. a few of our viewers, particularly north and east towards baltimore and northeast maryland, we may get banding of this storm system later tonight, bringing us additional light snow accumulations. there's your accuweather seven- day forecast, and get the storm out of here late tonight and tomorrow. want to mention the winds, will pick up later tonight, gusting out of the north and northwest at 40 miles per hour. get ready for a blustery night and tomorrow, and we'll warm it up a little bit by early next week. >> a lot going on. >> quite an active pattern. let's talk to julie wright. >> started off this morning with the wintry mix for folks traveling in from the south and west. now the wet pavement. all lanes are open, southbound along i-95 we had two separate accidents, both now cleared. delays however extending from
newington, southbound to woodbridge. outer loop of the beltway very slow, leaving new hampshire avenue continuing to coalsville road. southbound new hampshire we had problems with the signs and signal light. i believe they have resolved situation as well. still going to find delays traveling south on 270 coming in through the rain leaving germantown. father hurley boulevard continuing to 370. we'll pop up the map and show you what else is happening. westbound 4, big backups from mallboro road to the scene. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. thank you, julie. next on fox 5 morning news, we are celebrating a new year this morning. >> d.c. is gearing up to celebrate chinese new year in a big way this weekend. holly has more on all the fun this morning. holly? >> reporter: in case you were wondering, it is year 4711. it is the year of the snake.
but we are being treated to a dance now, as we are live at the stores by wolfgang puck. the city is gearing up for a huge celebration. we're going to tell you how you can be a part of it all coming up next live on fox 5. stay with us. it's your look at the new and note worthy in the week ahead, for the week february 11th. monday, james overstar will be the opening speaker at the high speed rail summit being held in washington. starts at 8:30. tuesday, february 12th, following president obama's gun control proposals, the senate judiciary committee holds hearings on new laws to reduce gun violence, that's at 10:00 a.m. on wednesday, february 13th, the house homeland security
committee opens hearings on new perspectives on terrorism after the united states' successful mission against top al-qaida leaders. that's at 9:30 a.m. thursday, february 14th, following the bombing of a u.s. diplomatic building in turkey and the consulate attack in september, a hearing on embassy security beginning at 9:30 a.m. on friday, february 15th, office of the united states federal trade representative will open hearings on foreign countries that ignore u.s. copyrights at 9:00 a.m.. and that's your capitol run down for the week of february 11, 2013. you can find more at myfoxdc.com or on twitter #capitalrundown. i'm tom fitzgerald, see you next week.
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welcome back. this weekend it is time to celebrate chinese new year. it's the lunar new year 4711. i don't understand how they got so far ahead of us. >> they're an ancient country. it's awesome. organizations from all over the area are hosting the celebration for an expected 40,000 guests and tv audience of 40 million. holly morris has more on this event from northwest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is a really big deal. and you know, admittedly, i have never seen the chinese new year's parade in d.c. live. this might be the year i come out. because they have done extra special planning this year. it is the year of the snake. it is year 4711. but there's something new about this new year celebration. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> reporter: debbie, i'm going to start with you, because there is something new and different about the city
celebration this year. >> well, we were brought in last year, and it's the first time the elders have helped get more involved. they're a great group, they have volunteers and they meet sundays to do this because they're working monday through saturday. and it's been fun for me getting to know the customs, the lion dancers, and we're bringing in sponsors for the first time. and you can be a sponsor. >> reporter: we'll put the link on our web site, myfoxdc.com. let's talk about the year of the snake. >> i have to say, talk about a snake, for the western and chinese culture it's different. we think of a snake, it's very special, and very significant. >> reporter: you're not just saying that because your mother is year of the snake. >> yes. i have to say that. i have to say that. >> reporter: let's talk a little bit, we have the lion dance. it's coming our way now. explain to us the significance of that. >> sure. the lion dance is the basics
for the people to scare everything bad away from the year before. therefore, it's a new year, or grand opening for anything, so we've got to have the lion dance. the lion, the face of the lion can scare all the bad things and run away and all the good things will come in. >> reporter: can i have a lion dance every day? >> how about that? >> reporter: you're the one to know. we're seeing the dance here. this is a small example of what will happen sunday. >> yes. these are the wong people dancers. they're going to be in the parade and they're wonderful. >> reporter: what else will we see in the parade? >> [inaudible] [ loud music ] >> we have a fire cracker.
>> reporter: so you've given us, rita, these red envelopes. tell me about them. >> lion dance, going to feed him, give him more energy and bring more luck to you, so we're feeding him. >> reporter: i'm going to let you go first. won't bite me, right? >> won't bite. >> reporter: rita, go over there. feed the lion. all right. i think he's saying thank you. are you going? if you don't feed the lion, it's bad luck, right? >> he's going to bite you. >> reporter: then it will bite you. i'm going right now. wait. i think he dropped one, so i'm going to go for extra good luck. extra good luck, extra good luck. there we go. i don't usually get nervous, but i was a little nervous there. here's what you need to know, myfoxdc.com is our web site. we have a link to theirs. the parade is this sunday at
2:00. come out with 40,000 of your best friends and enjoy the parade. we're going to enjoy more new chinese dance celebrations in our next hour with the executive chef of where we are this morning. back to you. >> okay. holly, thank you. >> bring down the drum volume a little bit. >> it's in my head now. ahead at 8:00, are we finally out of the housing slump? even though numbers are looking up, experts caution we still need to be careful. >> and if you can't stick around to watch our next hour on your tv, you can now tune into fox 5 morning news on the go. we're now streaming our newscast live on your cell phone. log onto myfoxdc.com for more details. it's 7:57. we'll be right back. >> that is so awesome. we're sitting on a bunch of shale gas.
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to slam several states. find out what we can expect in our region. >> manhunt, the search is on for a former l.a. police officer on a killing spree now. the warning from police this morning. >> and the year of the home buyer. the housing market makes major gains as generation y gets into the real estate market. the fox business network will share live what this means for our region. good morning, i'm tony perkins. >> i'm alison seymour. blizzard warnings are in effect for several states this morning, as what could become a historic nor'easter heads their way. parts of our region could see a couple of inches and that has several schools playing it safe this morning. in virginia culpeper schools closed today. 12 month employees should report at 10:00 a.m. >> also in virginia, winchester city schools will open one hour late. clarke, frederick, louden, paine and prince william county
schools will open two hours late. maryland, howard county schools opening two hours late. >> jefferson county schools on a two hour delay. you can see the full list scrolling at the bottom of your screen, and also on our wait web site, myfoxdc.com. in new york city the mayor is wasting no time preparing salt and putting hundreds of plow drivers on stand-by. forecasters say this could be the worst snowstorm to hit the five boroughs since 2010. >> in connecticut people spent yesterday stocking up for what could be a night or two or more indoors. let's get to tucker barnes. he's got the latest forecast on this nor'easter, and the latest on all of that. hey, tucker. >> good morning. we continue to be dealing with, we're initially getting the
rain and wintry mix north and west of town. 3inches to the west of washington this morning. parts of our area got a nice snow. locally, wintry mix. i had a little slush on my windshield this morning in montgomery county when i left for work. not talking about a major deal here. but farther north and east you get, the worse the conditions will become later today. >> so pay attention. >> let's get to it. wintry mix around here. winding down, still off to the north and to the west where we're getting reports of light wintry mix. you can see let's call it 95 and east still getting rain showers as our storm really cranks up now. earlier had heavy rain in southern maryland. rain will continue on and off for the morning. afternoon kind of cloudy, and it's possible later this afternoon and tonight we could see the banding taking place, the wrap around moisture. could bring us a few more showers and perhaps snow showers later this afternoon and tonight. safely above freezing for most
of the area. 37 at reagan national. 33 at dulles. bwi marshall 36 degrees. want to show you advisories. we'll start in the northeast. dark red you see, blizzard warnings for boston, providence, hartford, down to new york city. that's where the snow jackpot will be here over the next 24 hours. 18 to 24 inches expected in those counties in red there. a winter storm warning in counties in pink and locally we're still dealing with the winter weather advisory until 10:00 this morning. combination of freezing rain, sleet, and snow out to the west this morning has slowed the commute. julie will have more on that. seven-day forecast forecast, more sunshine this weekend. windy tonight, windy tomorrow. winds could gust later tonight to 40 miles per hour. as we transition to the back half of this storm, the winds will really pick up. be ready for it. >> thanks, tucker. let's head over to julie wright for a look at your on-time traffic.
>> tucker is right. this wintry mix has plagued us with a lot of accidents and of course the wet pavement causing the slowdowns. 95 on the northbound side heading in from dale city. we showed two separate accidents on the southbound stretch earlier. both have cleared. traffic congested south from 286. new crash in the main line traveling northbound headed to overpass north of lorton road. we'll have more in our next report. 395 well below speed from the beltway to king street. traffic slows again crossing the 14th street bridge. this fellow has been moved to the shoulder in the hov lane. springfield to 236, earlier incident cleared there. southbound on kenilworth avenue, delays before eastern leaving the d.c. line continuing to the 11th street bridge. checking the crash pennsylvania avenue at minnesota avenue, and on the outer loop of the beltway the trip slow leaving college park headed through
silver spring. southbound new hampshire avenue, the signal light has been resolved. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. thank you very much. we continue to cover this massive winter storm barreling towards the northeast. >> snow is due to start falling any minute now. we've seen pictures of the snow already falling and already it's canceled thousands of flights across the nation. sherri ly is live at reagan national airport this morning with more now. are we seeing the effects already? >> reporter: we are. so far we've seen some flights canceled into boston and hartford. most flights are going out during the morning hours. but by noon, just about everything we can see going into the northeast has been canceled. here at reagan national airport, people are getting out while they can. this morning the last chance for many travelers headed into the northeast to get out before this storm hits, it could paralyze airports from philadelphia to new york and up
to new england. airlines have callings eled 2600 flights flew saturday. 2to 3 feet of snow expected. people are being urged to call ahead and check flights before coming to the airport. airlines are allowing people to reschedule flights without additional fees. some travelers this morning weren't taking chances wanting to get home before the storm hits. >> [inaudible] >> reporter: not bad now, but it is definitely going to get worse. amtrak has canceled service to the northeast this afternoon. remember, the airlines are going to have to reposition those planes. they put the planes in other areas not affected by this storm. once it passes they'll have to reposition them. there's that ripple effect affecting flights throughout the country as well. back to you. >> thank you. now to a developing manhunt
in california. a former los angeles police officer is accused of going on a killing spree. investigators say 33-year-old christopher dorner has a hit list of targets and they already suspect him in the killing of a fellow officer and two others, including the daughter of a retired l.a.p.d. captain. they say the killings are an act of revenge that he supposedly outlined online. he blames his former colleagues for losing his job back in 2008. police closed a ski resort as they continue searching for him. >> certainly he could be anywhere at this point. that's why we're searching door to door. >> dorner is to be considered armed and extremely dangerous. >> he knows what he's doing. we trained him. he was also a member of the armed forces. >> over 100 officers are searching big bear lake, 80 miles east of los angeles. president will honor
outgoing defense secretary panetta later this morning at a tribute. yesterday panetta defended the military's response to the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya last september. he and joint chiefs of staff chair, martin dempsey testified. panetta says time, distance and lack of intelligence prevented the pentagon from acting quicker. the president's pick to run the cia was testifying. but it didn't get off to a smooth start. >> please remove that woman. [inaudible] >> they won't even tell congress what countries we are killing children. >> anti-war activists from a group called code pink interrupted the hearings several times. when the hearings did get underway, brennan defended president obama's counterterrorism policies. the first lady will attend the funeral of a chicago teenager who was gunned down a
week after she performed at president obama's inauguration. hadiya pendleton will be laid to rest saturday. police say the drum majorette was talking with a group of friends last week when she was shot in the back by a stray bullet. so far, no arrests in the case. but it has brought renewed attention to chicago's murder rate and the debate over gun violence in america. a local teenager is in the hospital following a hit-and- run. prince george's county police say the boy was hit by a taxi last night along wheeler road in oxon hill. the driver left the scene. officers later found the taxi about 2 miles away at the southern avenue metro station. they took the driver into custody. charges are pending. the boy's injuries are described as being critical. it is 10 minutes after 8:00 now on this friday morning. still ahead, it's a name chanted all season long, but some people say it's time for the washington redskins to change. coming up, how you can get in
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welcome back. 8:13now. >> let's head over to tucker barnes. he's busy, but have to take time out for cuteness factor of the day. >> time for my first 5 photo of the day. this is riley. beautiful picture. >> gorgeous. >> love this. >> gorgeous. >> five-year-old. that's the five-year-old, is holding her new baby brother robby. >> it looks like a hallmark card. >> put it in your living room. >> beautiful. >> looks like she's going to be a very helpful big sister, which is good news for her mom. >> i bet robby is her pride and joy. >> cute as can be. >> both so beautiful. >> getting along so well.
>> so far, so good. >> to seven in your child -- send in your child's picture, go to myfoxdc.com. i feel like we should be whispering. >> so sweet. >> little guy. let's get to the weather. wintry mix overnight has slowly been transitioning to rain north and west of washington. clouds in many cases, as that precipitation shield you can see there continues to kind of scoot off to the north and east. this is that big low pressure system, big nor'easter we've been talking about starting to take shape, and will bring heavy snow to our regions north and east. what can we expect? rain morning hours, wintery mix north and west. this afternoon might be a little drizzle, light rain around. but a lot of clouds as the winds pick up as our system starts to crank up here to our east. there's a bigger look, and again, it's a process we call phasing, where we get storminess to the west and will energize our area of low pressure east of washington
later this afternoon. blizzard conditions new york to boston. they're expecting anywhere from 18 to more than 24 inches of snow in the next 24 hours. big, big event up there. there's your snow forecast. i mentioned snow totals. looks like the jackpot will be massachusetts, perhaps north of boston, where they, in fact i looked at the latest guidance, some models suggesting up to 30 inches of snow in parts of massachusetts the next 24 hours. close to a foot in new york. might be 12 to 14 inches in new york city. 2to 3 inches of snow around here, perhaps 4 inches in a spot or two. we've had reports earlier this morning of up to 3 inches. later tonight, heading to columbia, ellicott city, baltimore, and towards bel air they could be getting more snow as the wrap around moisture could be impacting parts of our
area later tonight. there's your accuweather seven- day forecast, i want to mention the winds, really will pick up later today for all of us in the washington area. will gust up to 40 miles per hour tonight, as the storm really, really wraps up. winds up in the boston area, 65 to 70 miles per hour later tonight. severe storm. that's weather. more details in a minute. let's do traffic with julie wright. >> the wet pavement causing problems here on the highways this morning. northbound i-95 as promised, we found out the latest on this crash, north of lorton. accident before 286, fairfax county parkway on the shoulder. wet pavement and a slow ride from dale city to newington. stalled vehicle on the shoulder, northbound 395 in the hov lanes at duke straight. main line slow crossing over the inbound 14th street bridge. heavy follow from father hurley boulevard. pace doesn't improve until you get to the six-lane stretch.
earlier problems we had on the beltway, outer loop between college park and bethesda cleared. below speed there. inner loop, delays forming continuing across the american legion bridge to montgomery county. outer loop steady. no issues reported from 270 back out to tyson's. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. thank you. the looming fiscal crisis and foreign hot spots with the topics on fox news sunday this weekend. joining me for a preview is the host of the show, chris wallace, live from capitol hill. good morning. >> listening to that other report, we dodged a bullet. i have friend in boston, they're planning for a blizzard. >> they may be socked in for several days. we get the tail end of this. you have great guests and luckily they're here in washington, so won't have cancellations. fiscal policy and nancy pelosi. >> we'll have an interview with the democratic leader in the
house, nancy pelosi. one of the big issues, we just passed the fiscal cliff, but we're headed to automatic cuts of $100 billion, what's called sequestration, march 1. half in domestic programs, half in pentagon programs. she and the president want to find a different mix of tax increases and spending cuts to put that off. we'll see whether that will happen. we'll talk to her sunday. >> there are some on the little who are actually saying, well, let's let it happen. won't be that bad. >> well, yeah. and particularly because some republicans are saying, look, the problem is not that we don't have taxes that are too low. it's that we have spending that's way too high. they're saying if we don't like all of these, let's have the automatic spending cuts go through, because over the course of the next 10 years, it would cut a trillion dollars in
spending. >> also you have on t h e s h o w senator john mccain who has had a high profile the last couple of weeks. >> that's right. really tough questioning of a former friend, chuck hagel, the nominee for defense secretary, last week, and this week, yesterday, in that hearing was leon panetta and chairman of the joint chiefs, he went after them pretty tough, too. a lot of issues here, benghazi, aid to the rebels in syria, the drone strikes and enhanced interrogation as you mentioned the whole immigration reform issue. lots to talk to john mccain about. >> the interesting thing, we seem to be at a fairly critical time as we get the new secretaries come in, secretary kerry, of course, as well, and some real burning issues overseas that don't seem to go away. >> well, absolutely. and you know, you have all this in the middle east, we used to be able rely on a few friendly
dictators, frankly. now you have the arab spring, al-qaida affiliates in africa. 60,000 people killed in syria. so it is a very dangerous, very tense time. of course iran continuing with its nuclear program. >> chris, good to see you as always. we look forward to the show. >> you bet. >> want to let you know you can catch fox news sunday at 9:00 sunday morning right after fox 5 morning news right here on channel 5. coming up, "touch" returns to fox tonight with a new but familiar face. the newest cast member sits down with us for a preview. >> holly is celebrating the year of the snake. find out how the chinese culture is ringing in the new year. 8:21. we'll be right back. a rkey-cheddar-bacon in the afternoon, or a tuna salad when the job is done,
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it's panelists are urging people to boycott the team and its sponsors. >> we get to that place where we start chastising our friends, our relatives, and our neighbors for using that word, making it unacceptable, that is when things will change. >> redskins organization is not responding to the forum or demands. in the last 20 years, two- thirds of sports teams using native american names or logos have changed them. we want to hear your opinion. we posted the question on our facebook page, washington redskins, offensive name or part of tradition? tell us your thoughts. here's one from this morning. steve writes --
>> tony? baltimore ravens' linebacker ray lewis is retired now, but his name may live on. the team owner is considering putting up a statue of lewis on the stadium grounds. he thinks lewis has set himself apart in baltimore sports history. lewis will join espn as ananalyst. a major airline merger in the works. what you need to know. >> plus, keeping an eye to the sky. this is a live look at times square in new york city, where the storm is just starting to move in now. we'll be right back. tucker has all your information. weather-wise, that is. um... trthe number o yeah, this is pretty good. [ male announcer ] over a third of a day's fiber. fiber one. ♪ shimmy, shimmy chocolate.
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with 2 feet or more of snow. >> it's not only the snow they're worried about, it's also flooding. >> reporter: good morning. if you're not familiar with this area, this is the south shore. it's one of the communities bracing for this blizzard. to give you a sense of conditions now, you can see an angry ocean here behind me. what you might be noticing are strong winds. those are expected to remain throughout the course of this storm. here in the coastal communities, here in scituate, expected to get 18 to 24 inches of snow along with the strong winds. the main concern is coastal flooding, expected to happen tonight during high tide. the worst is expected to be saturday morning just after 10:00. here they have advised all the residents living in this immediate coastal area to
evacuate themselves from their homes just to be safe. officials have also said they're going to begin snow removal from about 2:00 today and will continue that until about 4:00 saturday afternoon. they want residents off the street for that as well. this is a coastal community that really gets the brunt of these types of storms. the residents here are prepared. many have left the area. some of these are seasonal homes. others are boarded up their homes. those who will stay, they're far enough from this immediate area that they don't need to worry about the immediate implications, but they have boarded up their windows as well. all the residents here expecting it to be a very, very bad storm. >> i'm glad we're not in on that. >> i'm a little bit jealous. >> because you want to cover it and it's exciting. >> get in your car now, six hours, you'll probably be in the middle of it. >> i'd probably get stuck on the jersey turnpike, be there
four days. >> then you'd want to come back home. >> exactly. let's get to the forecast. a lot to talk about. want to mention that getting reports of snow mixing in with the rain at jfk airport in new york. that's very first bands of rain that will be, of course become a big snowstorm up there. for us, the rain we had overnight and wintry mix, and got a good dose of wintry mix, particularly west of town overnight, widespread reports of a couple of inches of snow to the west. seems to be winding down, at least for the time being. more rain, perhaps a little more snow this afternoon. for us, we're on the southwestern edge of this storm. rain showers inside the beltway and good soaking rains, southern maryland, calvert county to st. mary's city, getting good rains as well. let me show you what's happening. our big coastal nor'easter just taking shape as we speak.
there it is. again, the actual center of low pressure right there, you can see it off the coast of cape hatteras. what's going to happen, east of ocean city later this afternoon it will get energized by this piece of energy out to the west. as that slides in, slams into this developing nor'easter, the blizzard will really start to take shape. later this afternoon and tonight as that intensifies, lots of snow, blizzard conditions new york and boston. for us, lots of clouds today. the winds will pick up later this afternoon. we could be in for a few more bands of rain, and snow showers north and west later this afternoon and tonight. then the winds, that will be the big story. winds could gust 40 miles per hour plus later there afternoon. here's your futurecast. not raining at 3:00 this afternoon, but cloudy. snow in new york to boston. we've talked about how much they'll get. snow tonight heavy at times new york and boston. wrap around moisture could bring us a little bit of snow
to the west, northeast maryland. we get it all out of here early tomorrow morning, although we'll be dealing with chilly conditions and wind around here for your saturday. here's your forecast, and bit of a wintry mix later this afternoon or tonight. lots of wind, as the storm again intensifies. weekend looking a little better. brighter by sunday. highs in the mid-40s near 50 by monday and tuesday. 50s in the forecast here. that's weather. tony, allison, back to you at the desk. tucker, thank you. lucas hass joins the cast of "touch" tonight. he plays one of the people who have, shall we say, too much interest in the young prodigy. i spoke with lucas recently about his role. >> good to see you. thanks for joining you. >> good to see you, thank you. >> i imagine you have to be excited, not just about getting the chance to work with keifer sutherland again, but to join a
show that really is a pretty meaty and special work. tell me about that. >> it is. it's a really interesting show. there aren't any other shows like it, and i was really pleased when they asked me to be a part of it. it's sort of like a film. it feels way more like a movie than a tv show. the acting is incredible. keifer is awesome, obviously, and it was a great experience. >> your character is another person now who is interested in jake, the boy who has these skills that we all don't completely understand, nor do we completely understand, you know, where your character is from, right? >> yeah. you're never sure what my character is up to. he's hard to put your finger on. yeah, i work for the evil company, which is after jake
for his powers, for his abilities. but at the same time i'm sort of disillusioned with the company and i want out. i want to get out of the company. i want to just go into business on my own. so i think -- so keifer sort of recognizes that i'm against the company, and he wants to team up with me to try to bring the company down. >> you worked with keifer at least part-time on "24". what's it like rekindling your relationship, and was it your work on that show that got you interested for this show? >> it may have been. i'm not actually sure about that. but it was fun to work with him back then, and it was great to work with him this time. it was much more intense this time. we worked for, you know, half a year this time. last time i was just on a couple of episodes. but i actual met him the first time back in, i don't know if it was the late '80s or
something. so i've known keifer for many many years and been a fan of his since "stand by me." a lot of fun. >> it strikes me, many people may remember you, you've worked in many films obviously, "inception," and that, like this, very in some ways, i don't want to say convoluted, that implies you can't understand it, but there's a lot going on there, and there's a lot of mystery that we still have to figure out. are you particularly interested in that type of genre? >> well, i do like suspense. i think suspense is always a really -- like, engaging kind of genre. i like being in suspense films, i like watching them. and i think they both kind of fall into that category. in terms of how complex they are, you know, obviously
"inception" is on another level. people still don't know what that movie was about. i mean, a lot of people come up to me, not sure what that was about. but in the case of "touch," i think it's more clear cut. there are some elements that maybe, you know, hard to put your finger on, but otherwise it's pretty straightforward. >> just very quickly, if you didn't watch last season, can you pick it up okay tonight? >> yeah. easy. i think it's actually surprisingly simple to just hop right on in and understand everything that's happening. >> all right. lukas haas joining "touch," season debut tonight. thank you for joining us this morning. >> thank you. >> all right. 8:38now on this friday morning. coming up, the housing market makes a turn-around. find out which generation is moving into new homes the most. >> piece of list from world war
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hashing out a plan to merge with u.s. airways. the $10 billion agreement would create the world's largest airline when it comes to passenger traffic. the board of each company is expected to meet early next week to vote on the merger. a piece of history from world war ii is going up for sale in new york. original monument commemorating the rising of the american flag at iwo jima will be up for auction in new york. it will be offered later this month and expected to bring in up to $2 million. it was located right here in the district in front of what is now the federal reserve building until 1947. the monument was replaced with the much larger 32-foot statue that you now know sits in arlington. we are taking a moment to share some black history during this black history month of february. as you know, we've been updating the cover note o on our facebook fan page each day to share these facts with you.
>> we highlight the first african-american reporter to attend a white house press conference. that happened on this day in 1944. back then, presidential news conferences took place in the oval office. a white reporter who was in charge of the white house press correspondents association at the time told the reporter he didn't want him to go in and promised to share his notes with him when the conference was over. but he went in and the story goes that president roosevelt shook his hand and said, harry, i'm glad to have you here. >> that's the old never take a no from someone who can't give you a yes. little nugget. still ahead, it's the year of the snake. holly is live with more on what that means. >> good morning. >> reporter: it means dump
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get ready for the year of the snake. this week members of the chinese community are gathering to celebrate chinese lunar new year 4711. >> one local chef is making the most of it. fox5's holly morris joins us live from the northwest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. they take chinese new year very seriously here at the source. you can see, we're being really serious, right? >> absolutely. >> reporter: this is the executive chef. this is rita lee, she's back with us. she's representing like some 40 chinese organizations in the city. >> yes. >> reporter: she's watching you. >> i'm intimidated. >> reporter: you have a lot going on. >> we do, absolutely. it's a festive holiday and there are so many things we're doing. cooking class tomorrow, and we're going to teach everybody
how to make dumplings. tomorrow we're doing the class. >> reporter: is that true, the eve of chinese new year you make dumplings? >> that's true. >> reporter: you're going to teach us to make them now? >> yes. we're going to make traditional pork dumplings. first we're going to add pork belly. it has a lot of white in it. that's fat. it's flavor. fat is good. >> reporter: we do not skimp on new year's. >> we actually add extra fat. >> reporter: good, yeah, extra fat. >> what we add to almost every dumpling we make, ginger, garlic, and scallions. we add that to almost every dish we make, actually. >> reporter: rita is continually shaking her head yes, so you must be doing something right. >> napa cabbage, chinese style cabbage.
garlic chives, a flat leaf chive that will add a nice aroma. >> reporter: you make these at home with all the ingredients? >> yes, we do, all the ingredients. >> salt and pepper, nothing to it. mix this together. >> reporter: when you do your cooking classes, interactive? how do they work? >> very interactive. everybody will get basically a little bit of filling, the wrappers. you're basically going to take the class now. we have the filling. >> reporter: less than two minutes. >> here we go. speed dumplings. maybe i shouldn't give them to rita. don't want her to show me up. >> reporter: we've washed our hands. >> half moon around the egg. just like that. put a little bit of filling in the center. >> reporter: don't want to overstuff them, right?
>> if you're good, like rita, you put a lot of filling -- >> reporter: and still make it work. >> still make it work. >> reporter: this means he doesn't think i'm good. >> first thing i do is pull it together like you're going to have a taco. clasp it at the top. >> reporter: got it. >> go down the side making pleats. fold it over your thumb. >> reporter: pleats? >> if you're good, you get 18 pleats. >> reporter: wow. not me. this is not easy. this is why i just need to come to the source. >> that's right. you can either learn to make dumplings -- >> reporter: don't look at mine. >> the good thing, doesn't matter how they look, they're going to eat well. >> reporter: they'll taste well. this is what you need to know, tomorrow 11:00 is his class here at the source. few spaces still left. want to get in on it, call now. he does cooking classes
periodically. might want to try the next one he's doing. the parade is sunday at 2:00. on monday they're having another celebration here. we'll talk about that in our next hour. we'll eat dumplings until then. see you. >> when i went to the museum, i spent most of the time at the restaurant, so it's good. thank you so much. >> reporter: good idea. >> yeah. see you later. tony. according to the national association of home builders, recovery in the housing industry has reached 70% of the nation's markets. but some industry analysts are insisting on caution not celebration. they say another housing bubble could form because of over building. what could that mean for the metro washington region? joining us now from new york is jerry willis from the fox business network. good morning to you, jerry. good to see you. how are you? >> good morning. i'm great. yeah, i think you actually got your finger on something important there, and that's a possible bubble in this market.
places like washington that are red hot, there's a question whether that can continue. we have constrained inventories. if inventories were to expand, prices would come down. >> in this market you always hear it said, and we've heard this for the last year or so, when it comes to housing and that type thing, somewhat recession-proof. how true is that and how have we rebounded? [ laughter ] you know, we've had a lingering and ongoing recession that hasn't helped a lot of people. what we really need to have a more thorough recovery is more jobs. as you start to see job numbers tick higher, that will help the market. your problem in washington is sequestration could start and you could see some people have to go home, be laid off, lose their jobs, that might not be a help. overall the fundamental trends are in place for recovery in the housing, in this market
place. you mentioned 70% of the markets are in recovery already. prices are up nationwide 5.5% and that's good news. >> that is good news. could we see these builders overbuild to quickly when we just came through this very rough period? >> i think the problem is less overbuilding. the real problem to my mind is that you don't have a lot of inventory and now the market has been dominated most parts of the country by investors. foreign buyers, people who make all cash offers. so that can't continue forever. we need first time home buyers getting into the market place, deciding, yeah i can get out of mom's basement. time to buy a house. that in some places is what we're waiting for. now in washington what's happened, you guys, your prices have rebounded. you're doing very well. washington's population is at the highest level it's been in 25 years. the federal government is growing. that's helping the housing market. the question is, how long can
it go on? tony. >> finally, what markets around the country are still struggling? where are they still having issues? >> let me you what's happening in the markets that got so hard hit by this horrible housing bust. phoenix, florida, parts of southern california. those places are starting to recover now. it's off of low bases. the prices got decimated. you're starting to see improvement there. for people in washington looking for a second home, now is the time to look. still have interest rates at lows. >> very good. gerri willis, thank you for the information. >> thank you. 37 degrees now and six minutes before the top of the hour. it is a friday morning. coming up at 9:00, we are honoring girl scout day with their sought after cookies. >> plus, monitoring that big snowstorm just starting to fall across parts of the northeast. we'll be back right after this with tucker.
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right now our winter storm continues to take shape. a wintry mix across the washington area and good rains. how much snow will they get in boston and new york? i'll have the answers coming up. tucker, thank you. gearing up and stocking up. millions in the northeast are bracing for 1 to 2, maybe 3 feet of snow. >> thousands of flights and trains have been canceled and that's impacting travel here in the d.c. area. sherri ly is live at reagan national airport with how it may affect you. >> today is national girl scout cookie day. did you know that? it's that time of year. the little scouts are out there selling their yummy treats, tag alongs, you know the list. they're doing that now. >> but this yearly sales strategy teaches them a lot
more than you know. >> they're not teaching them that. you know who is? we have two stars in here today talking about relationship advice, and they're going to take your ask allison questions, you know, rapid fire ask allison sessions today. good friday morning. i'm alison seymour. >> i'm tony perkins. we begin this hour with a live look at times square. new york city could see more than a foot of snow as the storm moves in. some areas further north and east could see 2 and worse case scenario, 3 feet of snow. there are fears of how crippling the storm could be, as thousands in the new york area are still recovering from hurricane sandy. >> here's a live look closer to home now. live picture from leesburg. you see the white stuff on the ground t