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dale: it depends on where you are. we have snow activity going on in the mountains. it is 33 in greenville with the northeast breeze at 10 miles for our. it has been very isolated snowfall for the upstate and in northern greenville and pickens county. there is a dusting across the foothills in north carolina. we have no watches out the cause in some places -- no watches out because in some places they will be less than 1/2 of one inch. it will be blustery throughout the day tonight and throughout the day tomorrow. another cold blast is coming to flurries. we will see more action by the end of the weekend, sunday night into monday. 20's in asheville and the lower
blowing. the winds will pick up later tonight, especially in the mountains. tomorrow it will be cold and blustery. the afternoon high for the upstate will reach into the low to mid 40's and for western north carolina, temperatures will have a low 40's this afternoon. allyson: thank you, dale. he is some video from boone. we have been peeking in on those cameras, looking for any snow showers. you can continue to moniter winter weather on the wyff 4 mobile app. our meteorologist will update you on any coming storms. meanwhile, a huge day for republican politics in the upstate. geoff: four republican candidates will be in greenville for a faith and family forum. wyff news 4's aly myles joins us live from bob jones university with more.
aly: this is where it is going to be. bob jones university. four candidates are expected today. jeb bush, dr. ben carson, senator ted cruz, and marco rubio will attend. the candidates are staggered from noon until tentative start 5:30. times are carson at 12:30. bush at 1:15. rubio at 2:20. and cruz at 4:45. the candidates are joining south carolina attorney general alan wilson as well as palmetto family president doctor oran smith. wilson is moderating the event. the event is free, but tickets can be reserved all mine. geoff: thank you. continuing our 2016 coverage. before the forum, former florida governor jeb bush is expected to host a meet and greet today in anderson. this is video of his appearance in florence yesterday. bush's event was scheduled to be a mama penn's.
anderson civic center. the event still has the same time, 11:15 this morning. marco rubio also has an appearance today scheduled outside of the bju forum. the gop debate is saturday, but marco rubio has scheduled a predebate rally at the greenville downtown airport. the doors open at 4:15 this afternoon. the event begins at 5:00 at hangar 5. allyson: that debate geoff mentioned is saturday night at the peace center. thousands of people were hoping to get selected for a ticket through the lottery system, but gop leaders say the peace center isn't big enough. the republican national committee has distributed tickets across the state for gop supporters. the greenville county party chairman was given a couple dozen tickets for the party faithfuls. >> if we had not had it at the peace center, we probably would have had more people come, but the peace center is the venue that cbs chose. allyson: we learned some take
cancel, but there is no guarantee. turning to last night's debate. the two democratic presidential hopefuls squared off in wisconsin. geoff: bernie sanders and hillary clinton faced off on a wide range of topics including size of government, race relations and health care. immigration was a hot button topic. >> we have got to move toward a path toward citizenship. i agree with president obama, who used executive orders to protect families. hillary clinton: we should be deporting criminals, not hard-working immigrant families. geoff: the impact of female voters on election day is also another topic got up. hillary clinton: i am not asking people to support me because i am a woman. i am asking people to support me because i think i them qualified with experience.
would be of some historical significance as well. geoff: from about a hold is debate, here is a look at a sample ballot for the republican primary. you can also find it through our wyff 4 app, along with what is required to vote, when the polls open, went to cast your vote, and where to find your polling place. the democratic ballot is not yet ready. that primary will be on february 27. voters can choose to vote in either primary, but cannot vote in both. allyson: speaking of that wyff 4 app, an exclusive event was streamed live last night. wyff 4 played host to a cross section of potential gop voters. 10 republicans gathered at wyff 4 studios to talk about the candidates in the upcoming gop primary in south carolina. the group included supporters for every major candidate. and at least two people who haven't yet decided.
conducted the focus group. he says south carolina will help set the political tone for other southern states. >> it has been a marvelous week because i've learned so much from furman and the riley institute, but more importantly, i have been to tommy's ham house and the chance to talk to people one-on-one and you get the sense of involvement and how much people care. you also get a sense of values and the importance of religion in american politics. allyson: if you did not get a chance to watch the focus group in action, you can still. you'll find it on our mobile app, available for free from apple and android stores. happening today, the greenville zoo will introduce autumn the giraffe's new baby. they will hold a news conference at 1:32 announce its name and sex. the baby was born at 6:15 a.m. last tuesday. a public contest was held for people to submit baby names. zookeepers will choose their favorite submission. the baby giraffe's name and sex
facebook page after the news conference. the zoo has been closed for the past two weeks and will reopen to the public on saturday at 10:00 a.m. geoff: the giraffe of course, will join us live, coming up at noon. allyson: right, we have an interview. we have the exclusive. dale: there you go. geoff: we are cold this morning, but it seems 10 degrees warmer than yesterday. dale: the temperature this morning is 30 degrees for the low, as opposed to 20 degrees like yesterday. we have a snow event developing in the mountains of north carolina. we've a winter weather advisory for counties along the tennessee and north carolina border. let me show you the last six hours and you can see the snow flurries developing. some of the higher elevations could see a couple inches of snow.
expected this afternoon and tonight into tomorrow. this could make for some bitter cold conditions. watch out for the snow falling and north carolina. we have one or two spots in south carolina in pickens county and greenville county. but this is basically going to be a north carolina event. some of the higher mountaintops could see 1-3 inches, making for slippery driving. in the upstate, there will just be an isolated flurry or two this morning. 33 in greenville and 32 in spartanburg. what he nine in asheville and -- 29 in asheville and 25 in boone. brevard, 31. temperatures are cold enough for some of that snowd to stick. -- for some of that snow to stick. tomorrow we could see 15-30
45 is the high and 30 is the high sunday. the upstate will just have 34 for the high. then, we have a 70%-80% chance of a wintry mix on monday. that will be during the early hours. that will change over to rain later in the day. the mountains could see someone going snow monday morning. tuesday morning we could see a little bit of a wintry mix early on. by the middle of next week, we have above normal temperatures. we will be pushing 60 degrees by thursday. geoff: a groundbreaking on a new memorial in spartanburg county.
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allyson: people in liberty are fighting to keep a proposed coal ash landfill from coming to their town. more than 150 came out to civic auditorium to hear about the project. for kim and robert lewis it's an issue that hits close to home. they live less than a half mile from the possible dump site , having built their dream home there about three years ago.
pond, our animals, our kids, our grandkids to come. i'm just worried about the future of what's going to happen. >> we're not laying down by far, we're doing what we can for a small community to try to come together to try to abolish this. allyson: pickens county and it's residents have taken the fight to the courts and the state legislature. they're also signing petitions to stop the toxic waste away. in mauldin, police say a fourth teenager has been arrested in a deadly armed robbery outside a bojangles. a 16-year-old girl stands accused of murder. police say the girl had an active role in planning the attempted armed robbery in january. 19-year-old savon allen was shot dead. officers have already charged trevonte watts, william newton, and a 15-year-old girl with murder. investigators say it was drug-related. geoff: dylann roof stands accused of gunning down nine
the justice department will make the decision in march or april. roof's attorney says his client is willing to plead guilty if the death penalty is off the table. time to hang ten. today is a huge day for professional surfers. and from surfing to snow in our area. dale: anot i support bernie sanders because i think that his ideas are much more forward thinking and innovative than any of the other candidates. when bernie sanders is engaging
with the black lives matter movement it's proof positive that he doesn't just give lip service to being supportive of issues that matter to people of color in this country. and when he is elected we will see long-overdue changes to our criminal justice system that continues to criminalize people just for being black.
announcer: now, your live super doppler 4 hd weather forecast. dale: good morning, it is 4:48. yesterday morning we were looking at 30
degree temperatures. it is not as cold in the upstate and mountains as yesterday. overnight we have seen some flurries developed. north carolina. they were even a few flurries in northern greenville county and in pickens county. most of the action will be along the tennessee and north carolina border. 1-3 inches of snow are possible between now and tomorrow night. very strong winds will start this evening and continue through tomorrow in the mountains. it will be dangerously cold tonight into tomorrow with wind chills. watch out for slippery driving conditions as that snow continues.
are the same as the upstate. currently 31 degrees in greenwood. laurens is right at that 30-31 range. it will be a chilly day today, but by the afternoon it will reach into the 40's. whatever precipitation falling this morning will come to an end for the upstate and in the mountains, it will change over to rain late morning into the afternoon. it feels colder with the breeze. it feels like the mid to upper 20's. normally this time of the year we will see 56. we got up to 50 degrees yesterday. 43 degrees is the best we will see in the upstate today. the mountains normally hit 50 degrees, but today we will see 41 degrees for the high. stay and thursday we will get back to normal, and possibly even avo -- possibly even above.
here is what is going on. they cold and blustery day for a good bit of the country. we will see 40's for the afternoon highs. that is a little better than what we saw yesterday. afternoon highs got up to 50 degrees yesterday, but we will see 47 today. asheville will see temperatures reach 41. on saturday and sunday it cools down. we only get up to 38 in the upstate tomorrow. we have mid 20's in the mountains tomorrow. they will reach 30 degrees on sunday. we have a 70% chance of a wintry mix on monday. we will be here first thing to let you know if there are any delays or slippery driving conditions. allyson: thank you, dale. a special groundbreaking on a memorial for the spartanburg county sheriff's office. geoff: the area in front of the sheriff's office on howard street in spartanburg will be turned into a memorial in honor of law enforcement from all of spartanburg county. sheriff chuck wright says this
to officers giving their all to serve their community. >> people see law enforcement and they think they just run to danger all the time. you know, i have to see with their family members here at the sheriff's office, the look on their face after they work a child's deaths, or a rape, or something of that nature, or just an accident. these men and women carry that home with them. geoff: the memorial was paid for through donations from the community. several construction companies and the organization carpenters for christ all donated time and supplies. the memorial will open to the public with an unveiling ceremony scheduled for mid-may. allyson: bosch rexroth will expanding its facility in southern greenville county. the company is spending $5 million to expand its facility over the next few years. the fountain inn facility manufactures hydraulic pumps and motors. the company says the expansion
geoff: 4:51 as they cover the nation for you on this friday morning. the last four occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in oregon have surrendered. the holdouts were the last of a group that seized the malheur national refuge on january 2. fbi agents say david fry was the last protester to surrender. the occupiers were demanding the government turn over the land to locals and to release two ranchers imprisoned for arson. the group had been surrounded by armored vehicles on wednesday and escorted by fbi agents off the property. allyson: a new york city police years in prison. 28-year-old officer peter liang was found guilty of manslaughter and official misconduct yesterday. he was convicted in the shooting death of akai gurley who was a public housing project in liang had testified that he didn't know anyone was in the pitch-black stairway when he unintentionally fired his drawn weapon after being startled by a
geoff: one person is dead and several are injured after a stabbing attack in a restaurant in central ohio. police say the unnamed suspect walked into the columbus restaurant and attacked several people. four people were taken to the hospital with injuries, including one who was in life-threatening condition. that person is now in stable condition. officials say the suspect was armed with a machete before being shot and killed by police at a nearby location. the motive for the attack is unknown at this time. allyson: new helmet cam footage shows california fire fighters rescuing a dog from a home engulfed in flames. fire fighters searched the sacramento home for victims. what they found was a scared dog hiding. the dog was pulled from its hiding spot in a back bedroom and carried to safety. the occupants of the home all got out safely, and the dog was reunited with her owner on the sidewalk outside. fire officials say a working smoke detector played a big role in getting everyone to safety. geoff: it is time to hang ten in
the big-wave surf contest, now called the titans of mavericks , takes place today near half moon bay. but it can't be seen from land it happens a half-mile offshore the massive waves can reach up to 60-feet high. it has since become popular with professional surfers. allyson: if you see this, you are not seeing things. an olympic size ski ramp in the middle of fenway park. that is out in center field. it is a ski ramp three times higher than the green monster. it's all for the big air at fenway event where olympic skiers and snowboarders are go out and do amazing acrobatic jumps. how amazing. a perfect solution if your child
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snow develop overnight in the mountains. some of the higher elevations could receive 1-3 inches of snow today. we have a winter weather advisory for the icy spots on mountain roads and the cold winds that will be blowing later on this evening. the temperature will reach the low 40's for the afternoon. it will be cloudy in the upstate. some of the northern areas of greenville county and pickens county could see some flurries today. temperatures will reach into the low 40's for the afternoon. that snow will change over into rain. it will be cold and windy over the weekend with another chance of a wintry mix. they upstate will get in on some of that action on the monday. geoff: in this morning's buzz. we may have a solution to your
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how to reserve tickets. >> i am just worried about our grandkids to come. i am worried about the future. geoff: a possible change in plans to dump coal ash in the upstate. one local community is fighting to keep the toxic waste away. allyson: madison county, mitchell county are on a two hour delay this morning. it is still kind of a mess in the mountains. dale: we had a fresh layer of snow come in. you can see these flurries of snow that have occurred across the mountains of north carolina. there are one or two spots in northern greenville county and pickens county. this will change over to rain as the day goes on. then, they could change back to snow tonight. we have windy and cold
we could see a couple inches of snow and that could make for slippery driving. watch out in north carolina. these cold blasts will impact us again this weekend. we have 30 cold temperatures saturday and sunday and a chance for wintry mix is on monday. -- a chance for wintry mixes on monday. for the trip to school and work it will be cold this morning. we have 5-10 mile-per-hour winds out of the northeast. it will be very windy in the mountains this afternoon into tonight. highs will be in the mid 40's for the upstate. the mountains will struggle to reach 40-43 this afternoon. geoff: thank you, dale. here is a look at some video of bristol, tennessee from resortcams.com. you can see there is already snow on the ground there. you can continue to moniter