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>> announcer: good morning bay area. let's get up and get going. this is "abc 7 mornings." good morning to you. it's saturday, january 6th. i'm cornell barnard in forhr nguyen. let's start with a quick look at the weather with meteorologist lisa argen. >> hey, cornell, good morning to you. hi, everyone. we've had a few sprinkles in the south bay pushing down along the coast. live doppler 7 shows the cloud cover. we do have fog. a lot of pretty sunrises out there. san rafael, low 50s downtown. 53 in san jose with moisture-laden air. 52 in gilroy. fog around the bay, live view from mt. tam, you can see low and high clouds. 40 in santa rosa, 47 in
livermore. you can see the low cloud deck, the high clouds and the sun coming up. we're looking at temperatures in the mid-50s. partly cloudy noontime. by 4:00 p.m., we're in the upper 50s. enjoy the dry weekend. big changes ahead. i'll have them for you in a few minutes, cornell. >> lisa, thank you. we're less than an hour away from the first recreational pot sales in san francisco. on friday, seven dispensaries were given the go-ahead to sell recreational pot. here is abc 7 news reporter lonni rivera. >> reporter: it's a monumental day for harvest on geary dispensary in san francisco. >> we just received an e-mail about an hour and a half ago from the state of california authorizing us to sell adult use cannabis. >> reporter: the sale of recreational marijuana became legal on january 1st. san francisco had to wait until now because the city didn't iron out its regulations in time. >> we get to serve a much larger audience. >> reporter: grassroots on post street also got its permits. these dispensaries on mission
had temporary signs up. dispensaries like this are waiting for word from officials. once they get the green light, they're expecting a mad rush this weekend. some customers with medical marijuana cards support for more access for adults. >> what the state has done, which i do appreciate, is it's kind of de-escalated all those fears. >> we have to pay a higher tax now, which is fine, i support paying taxes as well. >> reporter: harvest will open by 9:00 a.m. in san francisco, lonni rivera, abc 7 news. earlier this week u.s. attorney general jeff sessions said he would get rid of obama-era policies not to interfere with states' marijuana laws. "the sacramento bee" reported on friday a southern california lawmaker proposed a law that would make california a so-called sanctuary state to protect users against federal investigations. a fake 911 call, a practice known as swatting, that had deadly consequences in the midwest recently, terrified an east bay family a week ago when a s.w.a.t. team descended on their home.
hercules police are investigating the 911 call. we're also learning about a different incident in castro valley on thursday night. abc 7 news reporter katie utehs has more. the family in hercules is still coming to terms with what happened to them. >> as soon as i got to the front door, i could see all the spotlights shining onto me. >> reporter: a swarm of police officers, weapons drawn, filled this quiet hercules street surrounding an unsuspecting family. a mother, father, two kids, and grandparents, walked out of their home with their hands up on police command. >> my son just kept asking, why are there guns pointed in my face, why is my daddy arrested, what's going on? >> reporter: days after christmas, a caller made a fake 911 call targeting their address. >> indicating there was somebody in his house. he said he had heard shots and his mother screaming and that he was hiding in his bedroom. >> reporter: the young father went outside in his bathrobe. police told him to open it.
>> i was like, hell, no, i'm not reaching for anything. >> reporter: the family says hercules police traced the call to a cellphone with a 213 area code, that's southern california. hercules police tell us this is an open investigation. the hoax call, known as swatting, also happened in kansas the next day. there police shot and killed an unarmed man as he moved his hand to his waistband. similar scenario, but a different ending. >> why were we targeted? this is a sick prank. >> reporter: police are looking into the possibility the cases are connected. a southern california man was arrested in the kansas incident. in hercules, katie utehs, abc 7 news. we're also hearing of a similar incident in castro valley. investigators are blaming a dispute over videogames for a fake 911 call. the alameda county sheriff's department says a caller reported a hostage situation at a home on grove way just before 9:00 thursday night. the person demanded a ransom be paid or the hostages would be killed.
investigators quickly determined it was a swatting call. it's considered polite to hold the door open for a person behind you. but a woman who did just that became the victim of a robbery. watch as the 78-year-old victim enters an apartment building holding the door open for a young woman who grabs the victim's purse and throws the victim to the floor, wow. police say the victim was likely targeted because she was elderly and alone. acting san francisco mayor london breed was asked whether she plans on entering the mayor's race. here's what she said. >> i've been inspired and i've decided that after careful consideration and just taking all of the things that i've been thinking about over the years and the work that i've done in the city, that yes, i'm going to do it, i'm going to run for mayor. >> mayor lee died unexpectedly
last month. a total of 24 candidates have filed paperwork to run for the open seat, including former san francisco board of supervisors president angela alioto. san francisco city attorney dennis herrera. the deadline to file to run is tuesday. a special election will be held on june 5th. a new for-profit career college has opened in san francisco with a twist. students won't pay any tuition unless they get a job earning at least $50,000 annual once they graduate. the college is called mission u. it offers a one-year program preparing students to be data analysts. students do not earn a degree and the college is unacredited. >> i'm getting more appearance than accredited universities will give me. >> we look at the job that needs to be done and the skills required for that job.
>> several tech companies have committed to giving these students intern ships. in exchange the companies get first access to these students when they complete the program. mission u plans to expand to other cities in the coming year. the nation's largest food service company has committed to stop using lettuce after an e. coli breakout. canada found 58 cases of e. coli in the u.s. and canada, including two deaths. northern california gets its romaine from imperial county or yuma, arizona this time of year. bay area naevus -- natives can barely imagine the cold weather on the eastern part of
the city. >> reporter: airports across the u.s. are struggling to recover from the east coast storm. >> it's got to be a bad snowstorm to close the airport down. >> reporter: officials shut down this airport for lack of snow removal equipment. >> we're not equipped like a boston. we expect this whenever once every ten years. >> reporter: on the ground, residents assessing the damage. >> that was the water line. >> the white? >> that's where the water was back here. >> reporter: in massachusetts, storm surge adding insult to injury, cascading into basements. officials now say this was the highest tide ever recorded in boston. >> if anyone wants to question global warming, just see where the flood zones are. those zones didn't flood 30 years ago. >> reporter: the charles river now a frozen river of snow and ice. and winthrop, massachusetts,
cars in driveways destroyed. crews race to go clear roads, trying to figure out what to do with all that snow. >> where do you put it? we're going to do some removal operations with our snowblower. you can only plow so much. >> reporter: the storm taking at least eight lives. in long island, two dead after cleaning up snow. eva pilgrim, abc news, new york. >> wow, does that bring back painful memories growing up back east? >> oh, yeah, i did my time and % then some. good morning, everyone. we're looking at a gorgeous hill from our east bay hills camera. this has been the shot of the morning, fogged in. and then looking at some pretty cumulus clouds there, low clouds. temperatures in the upper 40s from concord to livermore and fog around the bay. you can see for yourself. we'll talk about when this clears. your dry weekend and the rain coming back next week. >> all right, lisa, thanks. a man acquitted for kate steinle's murder sentenced for
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sentenced on his own gun sentence conviction. he was sentenced to three years but will get credit for time served. abc 7 news' lyanne melendez has more. he's not getting released right away. >> reporter: it was the maximum sentence for his begun possession conviction, three years. jose ines garcia zarate served beyond that. >> he's actually spent around 400 days longer than the maximum sentence. >> reporter: technically he should have been released. instead he was turned over to the u.s. marshal. garcia zarate was recently indicted by a federal grand jury for violating state immigration and gun laws for possessing the gun used to shoot steinle. >> this is a vindictive prosecution. >> reporter: his attorneys tried to delay this action and had requested a new trial. >> and essentially he was convicted for possession of a weapon based on the brief and momentary holding of a gun and throwing it into the water after it accidentally discharged. >> reporter: it will now be up to civil rights attorney tony sera to argue that in federal court. >> we can bring a motion to
dismiss on double jeopardy grounds. >> reporter: garcia zarate was found not guilty of murdering 32-year-old steinle has she was walking along pier 14 on july 1st, 2015. the jury agreed with the defense which argued that a single shot killed steinle after the bullet ricochetted off the ground, traveling 78 feet before striking her in the back. >> we treated this case as we would have any other similar case. we're comfortable that the system worked the way it was meant to even though we're disappointed with the outcome. >> reporter: in san francisco, lyanne melendez, abc 7 news. >> zarate is scheduled to be arraigned in federal court monday morning at 9:30. the owner and founder of a popular san francisco coffee roaster is being sued for harassment by several employees. according to "the chronicle," the other than of four barrel, seen here in a facebook photo, is accused of sexually assaulting multiple
women and creating a toxic workplace culture. "the chronicle" reports that merchandise in the store has explicit sexual references. he has not responded to the lawsuit. a study finds ride hail cars like uber and lyft are more efficient than personal cars making similar trips, by a lot. the rocky mountain institute used a year's worth of data from lyft in the study. it found lyft trips were 24% more efficient than those made in personal cars. the study assumed personal cars had just one rider. lyft, more than one in half. drivers will save money if they don't gas up in san francisco. aaa reports average price for unlegislated gas in the city is the highest in northern california. prices averaged $3.23 a gallon, 13 cents above the state average. gas is expected to the cheaper in the coming weeks as holiday demand subsides.
good morning to you. waking up to some pretty sunrises. some fog, and showers moving out of town. doppler 7 moved out quickly. this morning still some wet pavement in the south bay and the sierra nevada, reports of about six to eight inches of snow, well above 7,000 feet. it was raining pretty hard yesterday. but we have another system coming in, a back end of it will give the lake tahoe region some snow. but the first part of it will bring rain. look at all the fog from our santa cruz camera. we're looking at temperatures in the low 50s in san francisco, 53 in san jose, 52 in gilroy. good morning, half moon bay, 43. no delays at sfo. the peninsula enjoying sunshine with 40 in santa rosa, 50 in concord. livermore checking in at 47. the fog has been a problem from oakland getting better in hayward, two miles on the coast. look at the north bay, santa rosa and napa the typical spots, petaluma, can't see much out there, do be careful.
the rain is moving through, taking out the moisture-laden air. we've got drier air. from six to 18 degrees colder this morning. from our sutro tower camera, wow, this is certainly a beautiful picture there. so some showers early in the south have been moving out. partly cloudy this afternoon. looking at our next storm system coming in on monday, it's level 2. and that's a pretty strong one, anywhere from one to two inches of rain, generally. two to three inches in the upper elevations. we could see more than that in some gusty southwest winds up to 50 miles an hour in spots. while you're sleeping, monday morning looking at some light rain. the monday morning commute bringing some moderate to heavy rain. 2:00 in the afternoon, we're in the thick of it. and by about 7:00, perhaps some ponding on the roadways. some flooding in the low lying areas. we're watching those burn scar areas from the north bay fires which could see some very heavy rain. rain rates of maybe a half inch
an hour. we'll have to keep you updated on that. by 6:00 tuesday morning, we still have the rain. and by the afternoon, it's snow in the mountains, becoming scattered in the north bay. tuesday evening commute looking a bit better. look at the rainfall totals. your two-day totals, anywhere from two inches or so or close to it. some of the darker shading here, we could see more than that. check back with this, as we get closer to the event. but highs today, partly cloudy, upper 50s to near 60 degrees. it would be nice to see the sun. increasing clouds tomorrow. download our accuweather app. if you haven't already, it's a great device to have, certainly navigating the rain, maybe the temperatures, and checking out live doppler 7. so you notice we have two dry days, sunnier today than tomorrow. a level two on monday, level one on tuesday, and then lingering cloud cover wednesday and back to some sun thursday and friday. so be prepared and maybe over the weekend, clean up a little bit so that, you know, you don't have the trash cans flying and
such. >> it's happened before. i'm always the one, i'm always the guy. i was watering my lawn a week ago, so i'm happy to see the rain return. >> definitely. >> lisa, thanks so much. fluffy golden doodles are taking over chrissie natasha zouves with "abc 7 mornings" teamed up with our partners at hoodline. >> whether you're a dog person, a cat person, or a disney person, there's an event for you this weekend. that covers almost all of us. first, something i didn't even know was a thing. >> he's the boss and he knows it. >> wow. >> wow is right. it's not every day that you'll get to walk a 17-pound house cat in a sparkly santa suit. beat boojy baker. he's certainly a head turner. walking a tabby who is strung of muscle and will is not like walking a dog. you go at his pace. he was scheduled to be put down before sherry gave him a second life in the east bay. now he's one of the dozens of
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somebody from florida is about $450 million richer this morning. matching all numbers for the mega millions drawing last night. while there were no jackpot winners in california, somebody in daly city matched five of the six numbers. the prize is worth over $1,800,000. the semi winning ticket was sold at this 7-eleven store in daly city. one employee told us people were buying tickets by the bucket load. >> people were buying $40 worth and higher, just lottery tickets. i've never seen anybody spend that much on tickets. >> in fact, a ticket feeding frenzy took place all across the bay area. abc 7 news reporter katie marzullo has that. >> good luck. >> thank you. >> reporter: it's more than a slip of paper. it's a glimmer of hope. >> it's amazing. even if you don't win, to dream about winning, gives you a
positive attitude. >> reporter: roy domingo bought his tickets in santa clara, at a store with a winning history. >> it's almost a billion dollars if you win both. that would be kind of awesome. >> reporter: massive back to back jackpots.powerball. >> it would be nice to win it. >> reporter: the 7-eleven in san jose is also a lucky store. customers like jesse sanchez were dreaming big, but practical. >> get my mom a house. >> i tell my husband there's $5.3 million or whatever. i just want $1 million. >> reporter: first you've got to beat the odds. >> i do, i'm as deserving as the next person. >> reporter: just remember this expert advice. >> whoever signs the back of the ticket is the individual that has to claim the ticket and the proceeds. >> reporter: the dream isn't over yet. the powerball drawing is saturday night. in san jose, katie marzullo, abc 7 news. >> the powerball jackpot is $570 million. the drawing is tonight at 7:00.
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with a look at the weather. here's meteorologist lisa argen. hey, lisa. >> hey, cornell, good morning to you. we're looking at some sunshine but also some dense fog. the rain quickly moving out of the south bay, pushing into the valley. they picked up just a little bit of snow in the sierra nevada. east bay hills camera above the low cloud deck. 51 in san francisco as well as mountain view. 53 in san jose. from our sutro tower camera, here is the fog in the city. alas, the next hour or two with low 40s in the north bay, certainly cooler there, 50 in concord. we'll clear out in the south bay as well, upper 30s in the next few hours. noontime, mid-50s. partly cloudy skies will keep the skies partly cloudy. upper 50s by 4:00 p.m. a few more clouds for your sunday. and then we're talking some pretty big time rain. i'll time it out for you with my accuweather seven-day forecast coming up next, cornell. >> lisa, sounds good, thank you.
president trump tweets, "through the my life my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart. i went from very successful businessman to top tv star." abc news reporter david wright has more. >> reporter: this morning "fire and fury" isn't just the title of the capital's newest bestseller, creating long lines at bookstores. >> i heard it pissed the president off. i decided to buy it. >> reporter: that phrase neatly describes the reaction the book has inspired here at the white house. >> it's completely tabloid gossip, full of false and fraudulent claims. >> reporter: the president and his team are expressing outrage at the book's depiction of an administration adrift, rife with infighting, and constantly on the verge of chaos. overnight the president tweeted, "michael wolff is a total loser who made up stories in order to
sell this really boring and untruthful book." some senior cabinet officials, including the secretary of defense, are politely dodging all questions. others like the secretary of state offer carefully worded rebutt rebuttals. but on friday's "today" show, author michael wolff suggested all of trump's inner circle have little respect for the man they serve, regardless of what they may say publicly. >> my credibility is being questioned by a man who has less credibility than perhaps anyone who has ever walked on earth at this point. >> reporter: meanwhile the trump justice department is now launching a new investigation into the clinton foundation, and whether some donors expected political favors back when hillary clinton was secretary of
state. the clinton team's response? let's call this what it is, a sham. this is a philanthropy that does life-changing working which republicans have tried to turn into a political football it's disgraceful and should be concerning to all americans. the president is at camp david, trying to focus on his legislative agenda and the upcoming midterm elections. david wright, abc news, washington. >> "fire and fury" is one of the hottest books here in the bay area. abc 7 news was at book passage. 40 more copies arrived yesterday. each one was already reserved. >> it's a phenomenon. i never heard about this in the publishing world before. everybody has poured out, wanting to get a piece of this book. >> if you're thinking about going to the library to borrow "fire and fury," it could be a while. "the chronicle" reports more than 900 people are at the
waiting list at the san francisco public library, a record for hold requests. there are no occasions that a fire at the home of a woman who accused roy moore of sexual misconducted is arson. tina johnson is willing to accept that but wonders about the timing. her house burned down last wednesday. moore denied the allegations and lost the race for alabama senate to doug jones. an arson investigation is under way. he's scared but also hopeful. 20-year-old luis mora has been in the country since he was 11. he was arrested last week by u.s. border patrol agents for overstaying his visa. abc news reporter leslie brinkley has the story. >> reporter: his attorney shared this facebook video, part of a
campaign to get him released from custody. he and his girlfriend made a wrong turn and rein into a temporary immigration checkpoint east of san diego. >> when they asked him for his papers, luis was honest. he told them, i'm not an american citizen, i'm from ecuador. and they took him in. >> reporter: mora came to the u.s. as a 11-year-old. his visa expired. he's now a political science major at cal. mora's attorney says the department of homeland security really has the authority to set up a temporary immigration checkpoint anywhere, any time, within 100 miles of a coastline, a border, or an airport. so in essence in the majority of california. mora's attorney visited him in the detention facility where he's still in custody. >> for me it sort of broke my heart to see him sitting across the table and having done nothing wrong whatsoever. he's not a flight risk. he's not a security threat. he's not a criminal.
so there's no reason to hold him on taxpayer money. >> reporter: uc berkeley released a statement saying, we are looking into the matter to determine everything we can do to support and assist the student during this difficult time. senators camilla harris and dianne feinstein and representative barbara lee are making calls on his behalf. leslie brinkley, abc 7 news news. the trump administration may crack down on administrative closures used by immigration judges, the practice of closing cases without decisions, allowing people to stay in the country without legal status. attorney general jeff sessions is reviewing the practice and has invited feedback. new details about former 49ers linebacker ahmad brooks. he will not have to register as a sex offender after prosecutors agreed to a plea deal. he only needs to perform 100 hours of community service and pay restitution to the victim. he was facing a misdemeanor sexual battery charge for
groping an unconscious woman. the district attorney in santa clara county said there were, quote, legal and factual challenges in the case. changes could be on the way to california's emergency alert system following the north bay fire symptom. legislators are proposing mandatory wireless emergency alert systems in every county. the bill would standardize when the system would be used and how alerts should be sent out. the october wildfires destroyed thousands of homes and killed more than 40 people. still ahead on "abc 7 mornings." >> they're out here alone and scared, and they need to go home. they want to be home. >> the north bay wildfire victims still left out in the cold, and what volunteers are doing to help. and here's a live look from our abc 7 roof cam. a great weekend but rain is on the way.
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because you never know when life... ...will change. get covered today. good morning. check out this seagull photo bombing our shot at the exploratorium cam at pier 15, just checking things out, sitting on the dock of the bay there, wondering what he's going to be eating today, maybe, who a great weekend shaping up. but rain is not far away. lisa argen will be along in just a bit to tell us what we can expect. an investigate is under way in canada after two planes collided on the ground, sparking a fire and emergency
evacuations. a sun wing airlines plane on the left clipped a west jet airlines plane in toronto. then smoke and flames poured out of the sun wings jet. sun wings says its plane was pushing back from the gate when the planes hit. at least one person is recovering from injuries. happening now, the first dispensaries to sell recreational marijuana in san francisco are about to abc 7 news is live on market street at the apothecarium. they're holding a press conference. let's take a listen. >> he urged the board of interviewers, urging the board to adopt lower distance limits from sensitive sights and prevent neighborhood caps that would ensure everyone has safe access to cannabis. please welcome state senator scott weiner. [ applause ]
>> thank you, ryan. this is really, really exciting. the number of years and the amount of organizing and working that it took to get us to this point where we end at least part of the war on drugs, where we end prohibition of cannabis. we know from our experience with alcohol and other substances that prohibition doesn't work. where we actually embrace this product, which has made life better for so many people, which is a legitimate business that employs people, that creates economic activity. this is just a momentous day for san francisco. and in san francisco fashion, it took us a few extra days to get it done. but we got it done, and we now have legal adult use cannabis in the city of san francisco. you know, there were so many steps in this process. i want to just tip my hat to the men and women who for decades
and decades organized and worked to get us to this moment. people who were arrested, who spent time in prison, who went to hell and back to move us away from prohibition and towards legalization. the men and women, mostly men but women too, who during the hiv crisis, the worst of the hiv crisis, were working so hard to make sure that people simply have access to medicine. people living with hiv who were sick and who were at risk of going to jail because they were connected to medicine, to make people's lives better. all the people who got medical cannabis legalized in the 1990s in california, and then everyone who got us to this point, and then of course we did have that almost hiccup at the board of supervisors. but i want to thank supervisor
sheehy and others for making sure that we got a rational zoning plan in place for cannabis in our city, something that is not overall restrictive. and now of course we have another barrier because there are always hurdles and barriers with this crazy person named jeff sessions who wants to take us back to the 1950s on many different issues around race and gender and sexual orientation and everything else, but including cannabis. and you know what, he doesn't know what is going to hit him in terms of the bipartisan backlash against his ridiculous announcement the other day. and i believe that we will be able to preserve access to cannabis in california and in other states and that we will effectively tell the federal government to butt out. finally, i want to just reall rl
compliment apothecarium. i've lived in the castro for 20 years, so this is my neighborhood dispensary. apothecarium opened right before i was elected to the board of supervisors. and so for all these years that i was on the board for six years, i don't think we ever had a single complaint about the apothecarium. this is an upstanding, well-run, terrific operation. and i'm just proud to call the apothecarium part of my community. so congratulations, everyone. [ applause ] >> i would also like to welcome our supervisor jeff sheehy, a long time leader on hiv/aids. he's fought hard to help us at city hall. >> seven dispensaries are ongoing today at 9:00 a.m. for business. senator scott weiner referenced the fact that san francisco had a few hiccups with some
paperwork. it was supposed to happen january 1st, as you know, but today it is happening, a bit late, but it is happening, making history. recreational pot now for sale in san francisco. lisa, talking about some dry weather, but rain is approaching, right? >> yeah, we have it all. we have a nice looking weekend, in fact looking outside, it's a pretty morning for you from our east bay hills camera. some low clouds and some sunshine above. it is 50 degrees in concord, 47 in livermore. a little chillier in the north bay. scattered fog around the bay. and a nice weekend to enjoy and a nice weekend to enjoy before the rain r and a nice weekend to enjoy beunlike ordinary toothpaste, colgate total fights bacteria on teeth, tongue, cheeks and gums. giving you the confidence of a healthier mouth. colgate total. be totally ready for life. wand those who finds, their hearts desires. there's a little klutz in all of us. that's why we made clorox splash-less bleach... ...splashless. shine on, klutzes. shine on.
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hey, good morning to you. waking up to some sun and clouds. a nice looking saturday on the way. the rain has ended. there is some stubborn fog in spots, but that will clear after the 9:00 hour. then we're looking at a mostly sunny day with more sunshine today than tomorrow, because we're looking at some pretty good rain headed our way monday and tuesday. you can see it's a 2 on our storm impact scale for our monday morning commute and it lingers into tuesday. we could see an inch of rain each day here. higher elevations could see even more. flooding problems are a probability. looking outside from mt. tam, it looks pretty nice out there after the rain.
we finally picked up some rain if the south bay. that really lingered throughout the overnight hours. and we are looking at the clouds around right now. but for the short term. so live doppler 7 picking up on a few pockets of low clouds here. as we go into the mountains, some reports above 8,000 feet, picking up six to eight inches of snow. it was raining at 6,200 feet for much of the night. temperatures are in the upper 30s there. mid-40s for highs today. next system bringing rain and snow to the mountains. so some good news there on the back side of that. so right now from the exploratorium camera, you can see it looks like a pretty decent day shaping up in san francisco. 51 year, it's 53 in san jose. 52 in gilroy. 46 on the coast. emeryville what's analytics more in the way of fog with 48 in napa, 47 by the delta, as well as livermore this morning. santa rosa cool at 40. and the fog has been pretty bad in parts of emeryville and oakland this morning, so be careful heading out. quarter mile visibility there as
well as up in santa rosa. improvements from petaluma. a mile in napa. livermore, seven miles. as we look at our 24-hour temperature change, it is much colder, do you notice the difference? from six to 18 degrees colder this morning. a final stop here, on top of vollmer peak looking back over the berkeley hills there. you can see how pretty it looks. there is fog, partly cloudy this afternoon. next storm system coming in on monday. here we go, ranking our storm systems from 1 to 5 over the winter. 2 is a pretty decent one with rain heavy the atimes, winds gusting to over 50 miles an hour. that's above a thousand feet. your monday morning commute, it's rainy for everyone. gets pretty heavy in the afternoon. it continues through your monday evening commute, your tuesday morning commute, tuesday evening it starts to dry up a little bit, and the snow begins to small in the mountains. so general rainfall amounts,
about two inches for everyone. if you're in the higher elevations, burn scar area, we're looking for some flooding. highs today, upper 50s to near 60 in oakland. accuweather seven-day forecast, pakistan tod partly cloudy today. you can track the rain in your neighborhood with the accuweather app. we're looking for an inch each day, the better day towards the end of the day on tuesday. this could change. check back, a dry end of the week. >> especially on that monday morning commute, lisa, thanks so much. nearly three months after the devastating north bay wildfires, a search and rescue mission continues for cats lost in the fires. hundreds of volunteers working around the clock to reunite these felines with families. >> reporter: erica is hoping to catch a cat with fish flavored food and a trap. she'll be out in santa rosa's burned-out coffey park neighborhood all night long. >> they're out here, you know, alone and scared. and they need to go home. they want to be home. >> when i caught my first cat, i was hooked.
>> reporter: jennifer started pet rescue and reunification all by herself. >> the goal in the beginning was just to feed the animals while everybody got collected. >> reporter: most lost dogs were found after the fire. but many cats took off running. now hundreds of volunteers have joined her from napa to santa rosa, looking for missing felines, and yes, finding them. >> i would say we've caught about 70 and we've probably reunited about half that. >> oh, my goodness. you are the best news since the 9th. >> reporter: the organization's facebook page is full of smiles and lots of happy reunions. >> hi, cosmo! >> reporter: but catching a cat isn't easy. first cameras are set up outside the traps to see who is stopping by. sometimes they get lucky. the food has to be just right. >> one cat likes cheetos. so we're trying that, where he's been sighted, but we haven't caught him yet. >> reporter: if a cat isn't microchipped, volunteers make every effort to find the owner, even posting pictures at a kiosk.
>> we call and say, we have your cat -- i'm about to get a little emotional -- and they don't expect their cat. they figured it was gone. >> this is that one piece we can give them back. they've lost everything else. >> reporter: she believes about 100 cats are still out there. she'll keep working until they all come home. >> we do have a link to the organization's facebook page on our website, abc7news.com. coming up, just one more month until the winter olympics in south korea. how you can meet potential medallists from the team usa today.
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three kings day. from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. this morning, pink elephant bakery in san jose is giving away slices of pink cake. the ring-shaped bread is part of a tradition for many latino families celebrating the day three kings came to visit baby jesus. a similar king cake is eaten during mardi gras. a final check of the weather with lisa. a break in the rain this weekend. >> yeah, we're looking at a pretty nice day out there. temperatures in the upper 50s to near 60. fog should be clearing within the next hour. so temperatures fairly uniform, tomorrow increasing clouds. the second half of the day. and then monday morning, a 2 on our storm impact scale, heavy rain throughout the day. it will continue into tuesday. it doesn't end until tuesday evening. and then we're looking at partly cloudy skies. we'll need that. we're expecting anywhere from two to possibly three inches in the highest elevations with very gusty winds as well. >> drive carefully out there on monday. >> mm-hmm. >> lisa, thank you so much. thanks for joining us on "abc 7 mornings." i'm cornell barnard in for chris nguyen along with lisa argen. the quest for the lombardy
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