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7:00 this evening. those temperatures very cool from the 30s and 40s at 7:00. low to mid-50s from noon to 4:00. grab a coat this evening. you'll need it. we'll be in the mid to upper 40s. let's get another check of what's going on. see if there's other hotspots. i know there were some damp spots when i drove in. >> little bit of wet pavement but not as much standing water. we're looking live at the san mateo bridge. no issues on westbound 92. we did have high wind advisories issued around midnight for altamont pass and the benicia bridge and antioch bridge. we could still have some gusts out there. let's look along the windy stretches. 20 minutes there. >> alexis, thank you. howling winds and saturated soil caused some trees to come down in the bay area. one 100-foot tree took out power. >> one tree cleaned up in alamo.
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amy hollyfield is there live for us. amy? >> reporter: hi, reggie. good news for the residents. the tree is gone. the road is now clear. we see pieces that they've left along the side of the road. they had to chop it up to get it out of here. here is a look at it when it was down. it fell along castle crest road in alamo. it cut off access to dozens of homes. but no one was hurt. here's another one in another part of the bay area. this 100-foot tree came down in the storm on occidental road up in the north bay. it brought down power lines with it. 1500 homes lost power in sonoma county. pg&e worked hard to restore the customers. 476, though, still don't have power. they're expected to get it turned back on by 10:00 this morning. live in alamo, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. thank you, amy. a center opened to help people recovering from the north bay
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fires is going to close today. the small business administration disaster loan outreach center opened in the days following the october fires. it provided assistance to businesses and residents. now the deadline to apply for property damage loan has passed. 34 people are waking up someplace else this morning following a fire that heavily damaged a fremont apartment building. sky 7 is showing you the aftermath near mission boulevard and interstate 680 yesterday. we're told as many as 12 units are destroyed, damaged or potentially uninhabitable. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. another shakeup at san francisco-based wells fargo. four board members planning to resign next month at the shareholders meeting. increasing pressure as they deal with improper sales practices. investigators are looking into whether they made inappropriate referrals for 401(k) plan
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paragraphs pants. federal sanctions are in place until they fix their problems. the dmv at the oakland coliseum suffered water and roof damage last month when someone broke in and stole copper piping from the roof. they were supposed to reopen this week after getting delayed a couple times before that. the bay area newsgroup reports that it's been delayed again. the dmv is still conducting driving tests at the east oakland location but other appointments have to be done elsewhere. for fallout from the florida high school shooting massacre. two major retailers are taking action on gun control. l.l. bean will stop selling guns to anyone under 21 at the flagship store in maine. it only sells guns for hunting and target shooting. rei suspended its relationship with them because it manufactures gun and ammunition. they join walmart, dick's
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sporting goods and kroger now in restricting gun sales. a congresswoman who survived an assassination attempt was in the bay area last night. >> gabby giffords is hopeful for real gun control reforms. abc news reporter kate larsen heard from her. >> democrats, republicans, we must never stop fighting. >> former congresswoman gabby giffords was shot in the head in 2011. she's demanding nationwide gun control. >> be bold. be courageous. the nation is counting on you. >> giffords, her husband, retired astronaut mark kelly and university of california president janet napolitano spoke at a scholarship event in san francisco. it's in honor of gabe zimmerman who was killed in the assassination attempt on giffords. >> it's not normal. we are unlike any other country when it comes to gun violence. we have mass shootings at a rate comparable with the country of yemen. >> up until this point, the
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shootings and gun control have had little correlation. however, in the wake of the parkland school shooting, kelly and napolitano believe a change in gun policy is taking place. >> it feels different, and what feels different is the power of the students' voices out of florida. >> they shouldn't have to after this worry about gun violence in their schools again and it never should have happened the first time. >> napolitano, former secretary of homeland security also says the corporate reaction to the florida shooting is putting pressure on politicians to take action. kate larsen, abc 7 news. now, your accuweather forecast. >> let's talk temperatures. getting kind of cold in the inland east bay neighborhoods. 39 pleasant hill and lafayette. the rest of us around 40 to 44 degrees. let's take a look at other neighborhoods. mid to upper 40s in the bay shore, san jose.
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head up into the hills, los gatos about 38. pacifica 43. 37 in novato and napa. santa rosa at 34 degrees for the cool spot. the clouds opened during the overnight hours. that's why we're so much cooler. this is a view of of the exploratorium camera. caution if you're out and about today. same thing for exercising. maybe dodging drops from time to time. and the sierra, it's going to be a difficult go getting up there today after all the heavy snow fell last night and continues to fall. not quite as heavily today. i'll have that coming up in less than 7 minutes. here's a look at this afternoon. green out there. moderate showers in the yellow and orange and pink and whites showing up as the snow level drops down to 3,000 feet. tonight, about the same as this morning. mid-30s to mid-40s. with just random showers. now, for san francisco, you can see just about at any time we have a chance of a random shower going from 48 this morning to pairly 50 at noon and 2:00.
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but back in the upper 40s. be sure you have a coat this evening. south bay will be warmer. showers possible after 10:00. we'll be in the mid-50s this afternoon. about 49 at 8:00. we'll take a look at the tahoe forecast when i come back. it's not sue anymore. alexis is back. day two. >> that's okay. you've been saying sue for months, mike. you definitely aget a pass. kicking off the friday morning drive, walnut creek, no issues towards highway 24 and we really are seeing friday light volumes all around. mass transit also looking great if you plan to use that this morning. ace 1, out on time. no delays with ace rails. 27 b.a.r.t. service, no delays in service. today we're not anticipating -- no issues. we're in the green. usa gymnastics in more hot water. they're facing their own legal
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problems after the dr. larry nassar scandal. find out which athlete is going after them. the future of the famous flower mart in question. the possible move that has businesses worried. countdown to the oscars and a possible big night for a movie a possible big night for a movie made in
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thank you to lynette in pittsburg of sharing this video from yesterday. you can see the water pouring from the roof of her home there. share your best photos and video of the weather where you live with the #abc 7 now so we can find it and share it. you can see the images on air or on i think we'll get through things today. we made it through the 2. >> i think it will be easier to get through today. the showers won't be as steady, but they will be moderate at times. you can see the rain going into southern california. but it will be gone in time for the oscars. look at the snow in yosemite at 43 degrees. lake county, we have the chance of snow down to 2,000 feet until 10:00 saturday afternoon. now, let's head back to tahoe. kind of reintroduce you to what's going on. here's the new twist. an avalanche warning has been
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issued for the tahoe area. stay out of the boundary areas or the out of bound area. that's where you can run into the high winds and avalanches could occur. here's what's going on. snow showers tomorrow. then it's going to be quiet for sunday through thursday. this morning, more fallout from the larry nassar sexual abuse scandal. in the past 30 minutes or so, olympic gymnast aly raisman announced the filing of a lawsuit against the u.s. olympic committee and usa gymnastics. it alleges that the u.s. olympic committee was aware at the highest levels of its organization that nassar had molested olympic and national team level gymnasts. >>. [ inaudible ] >> it has become painfully clear that these organizations have no intention of properly addressing this problem and
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calling for an investigation from the u.s. olympic committee and usa gymnastics. mark farrell is backing a police union measure whether they decide whether to arm officers with tasers. it puts him at odds with police chief william scott. scott believes that it should be the police commission that decides this issue. but mayor farrell tells abc 7 news, the process has taken too long. both the mayor and chief scott support arming officers with tasers. abc 7 news has reached out to the police commission president for comment, but we have not yet heard back. florists at the san francisco flower mart fear that their businesses could be jeopardized. there's a plan to develop a state-of-the-art whole shale fou we are market at the soma site. vendors would have to move for the time being.
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pier 19, 23 have been chosen. >> our staff has visited it. we think that there's going to be a lot of in and out egress/ingress issues with major trucks up and down the pier that already has a ton of congestion and a lot of tourists, workers and residents. >> we've done a traffic analysis that the traffic is actually lower than the traffic at the current site. >> supervisor kim supports another site and construction could begin within two years. the 90th oscars are days away. even before the show, some of the movies are making history. >> lady bird one of those films. here's george pa knack from l.a. >> serb shah row anyone plays -- laurie metcalf up in the supporting category. metcalf thinks there's something
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special about the mother/daughter dynamic. >> that's the magic of the film. people see each other when i talk about the mother/daughter relationship and mothers go with their daughters to see the movie and see each other differently after the exchanges in the film. i think it's incredible that art can do that. greta not only wrote it but directed it. >> greta got oscar nominations for doing both. she's the sole female in the directing category and the first female nominee in almost a decade since katherine bigelow won for the hurt locker. >> to be recognized by these people, looked up to my whole life and then to be brought into this incredible group of directors, it's everything about it is amazing. >> laurie's early career was mainly in theater. but she did hit the big screen in the 1985 film desperately seeking susan.
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she says the role wasn't in her comfort zone but it worked for lady bird's director. >> it's dress interpretly seeking susan is a splash point movie for me. it makes sense that she was in it and we found each other. allison janney, mary j. blige, leslie manville and octavia spencer. we'll see which one takes home the oscar on sunday. in hollywood, george pennacchio, abc 7 news. our coverage begins at 1:30 with on the red carpet, at 3:30, the oscars opening ceremony and at 5:00 p.m., the academy awards begins. dion lim will be reporting live from hollywood starting today. you're never more than sev minutes away from your accuweather forecast. mike nicco is here.
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>> definitely easier to see than yesterday when it was shrouded in clouds and rain. we'll have rounds of showers today. you'll go from needing the sun glasses to possibly the umbrella to seeing rainbows. a lot of these showers, lightning and hail, brief gusty winds, brief heavy rain and that chance lingers through tomorrow and tuesday. there's a shower around half moon bay moving towards hillsborough. it will wet your streets once again. another one south of pescadero towards los altos hills and sunnyvale and cupertino. these are all rotating to the east. if you live east of those areas, it could get wet once again over the next 45 minutes or so. here's what's going on at 7:00 this morning. you can see just a few green blips out there. same thing at noon. then we throw in the heating of the day.
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that makes the air buoyant enough, you could see more showers develop during the afternoon and into the early evening hours. look at all that snow in lake county. we're not going to see that until the sunsets at 7:00. then we could see there, see hamilton and diablo, a little bit of dusting on them. >> saturday, showers starting to taper again. not a washout. if you have plans to be outside tomorrow, i wouldn't change them. be careful. if you see a dark cloud coming your way, it may rain. sunday dries out, still below average. but then back in the low to mid-60s. then another light storm on wednesday and thursday. alexis. so far so good on the roads. we've had a handful of incidents and no slowdowns yet. we'll take it. moving in on the traffic maps. once again to the south bay, we have a new issue. sounds like a two-car crash before you goat fair oaks avenue. it's all off on the shoulder.
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they have dispatched an ambulance to the scene. so far, we are not seeing any slow through that stretch. a live look outside in san jose. this is highway 87 around the san jose airport. as you can see, not going to have a lot of company if you're headed out the door right now. quickly want to share breaking international news that i'm watching out of west africa. there's reportedly been an tack in the capital city where the embassies and the u.n. are located, including the u.s. embassy. a short time ago there was a tweet september out telling all americans to seek shelter immediately. few details at this point. i'll watch updates and let you know when we get those. jaguar unveiled its first-ever electric vehicle. >> believe it or not, selfies do make your nose look bigger. here's this morning's techbytes. >> in techbytes today, more victims in the equifax data breach. >> the company says an additional 2.4 million people
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were compromised last year. the total is now 148 million. >> equifax say the new names and driver's license information were -- all electric suv. 2019 ipace takes aim on the tesla model x. >> it can travel 240 miles on a single charge with a price tag of just over $87,000. if you're trying to convince someone to cut back on selfies, say that it makes your nose look bigger. >> the short distance from the camera combined with the wide angle lens create a fun house effect and distorting the size of one's snort. >> do broadcast cameras do the same? those are your techbytes. >> have a great day. if you're getting dressed for work, you might think about dressing in blue. black panther fever. oakland landmark with a slightly different look. >> a homeowner's encounter with
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a life raft. >> announcer: the storm impact scale. today's storm is level 1. that means light rain. keep an umbrella handy and drive safely. track today's storm any time on track today's storm any time on the abc 7 new
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check out the wide range of rainfall. 2/3 of an inch in san jose. more than an inch in san francisco. more than 2 inches in san
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rafael. you know who won if you want to put it that way? 4.25 inches in kentfield. maybe a quarter or half inch of showers today. happening today, it is national dress blue day. people are being urged to wear navy, cobalt, periwinkle to raise awareness for colon cancer. sfran city hall and san francisco international will participate. both will be lit up in blue tonight. it's the second leading cause of cancer death among men and women. they're urging anyone 50 or over to be screened. celebrity chef guy fieri served up grub following the north bay wildfires. the rohnert park office posted this after they were surprised with hand tossed oven fired pizzas. fieri and has family lived in santa rosa for more than decades. this is his way of saying thank you to the brave men and women
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on the frontlines. someone has been wa c wakanda forever. the fictional nation has a connection to oakland. it's where black panthers main villain was born and also where the movie writer, director ryan coogler grew up. show you where the showers are. they're mainly along the coast and up into the higher elevations along the east bay hills and the diablo range. as far as the wind gusts, it's going to be easier getting around this due to this also. remember, yesterday, trying to cross the bridges with the nasty cross wind? some of the bridges are still a little damp but the wind are less than 10 miles per hour. won't be gripping that steering wheel as hard as we did yesterday. alexis. >> that sounds good, mike. traffic overall. much better than at this time yesterday. one new issue on the eastbound
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side of the bay bridge. side of the bay bridge. it sounds like a solo video. as of right now, i believe it's part of the off ramp. and a quick check of the bay bridge, we're looking okay into san francisco and not seeing major backup for the lower deck either. next traffic update just after 5:00. >> thanks, alexis. something came crashing into a home in florida. take a look at this gaping hole ar within inflatable raft crashed through a rooftop after falling from a helicopter. it was headed to a coast guard station in miami-dade county. the woman was lying in bed when it came crashing through her roof. >> incredibly, she was not hurt. the canadian air force is providing temporary housing for that woman while they investigate how this happened.
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i.c.e. fears are growing. we're live in san jose with the advice being given to immigrant families. the fight over a rodeo coming to the east bay pitting neighbor against neighbor. speaking of fights. could an international trade war be brewing. president trump responding to criticism this morning. i'll have that next. a surprise twist in plans for a march for our lives rally in
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welcome to friday, march 2nd. almost the weekend and never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. and most of the rain is out of here, mike.
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rain is gone. we still have the chance of showers and the possibility of thunderstorms today and tomorrow. that should bring a sigh of relief to you if you're headed out the door. the lack of green on there. just how sporadic and small the green is showing up on live doppler 7. it is green right now. they're light showers. watching for fog. look at santa rosa. visibility down to a mile. i'll keep an eye on that. i noah lexis will also. here's a look from the roof camera. see if the embarcadero is an indication. there's still a lot of damp streets this morning. 12-hour day planner looks like a lot of rain. the sun is peeking out from behind the clouds. that means scattered clouds. sunshine to showers to possibly rainbows. 30s and 40s. low to mid-50s in the afternoon into the 4:00 hour. by 7:00, mid to upper 40s. we'll take a look at the rest of the weekend. drier weather on the way. here's alexis. >> that sounds good mike. drier weather always good for the


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