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on administrative duty. >> thank you, jessica. it's 4:30. if you're just joining us to get a quick update on weather and traffic, you don't need to wait at all. hi mike. >> we'll jump in and look at the storm impact scale. you can see for today and tonight, we've got light to moderate showers. it's going to be a little breezy in spots today. could gust up to 40 miles per hour in higher elevations along the coast. there's a chance of thunder roll in today through tomorrow. here's the 12-hour planner. drizzle and rain this morning with areas of rain at noon. we've got a chance of rain all day with heavier rain during the evening hours. look at the temperatures, much warmer than yesterday. we'll push the 60s away from the coast. here's alexis with another update. good morning, mike. a live look at emeryville camera. we've got soggy driving conditions westbound 80. we've got typical volumes there. boy, we've had several incidents pop up via chp. eastbound 580 before 150.
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it reports into chp saying this driver was speeding before crashing, losing control. they spun out facing the wrong way in the fast lane. the far left lane. you can see that yellow and dark green on live doppler 7 on top of the traffic maps. we've got heavy rain pushing through that stretch too. can't stress it enough. got to drive for conditions. >> thank you. we're tracking the wet weather. the rain on the way tonight. expect the wet roads alexis was mentioning. abc 7 news reporter matt keller is joining us live now. matt? >> reporter: good morning, reggie and natasha am i'm not into making predictions. i predict an awful commute in the santa cruz mountains. not only is it really wet, but there's fog making visibility a major issue for drivers this morning. check out this video we shot in the past half hour from the summit. it was coming down real steady soaking rain. i felt bad for my photographer, ian. he was getting hammered getting this video. sometimes you feel like the water is coming up from the
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ground. at that time it certainly felt that way. down a little bit in scotts valley, the rain looks pretty in the light. it was a steady rain there. it's going to be soggy in the mountains. just be prepared like we saw in the past half hour. the rain can really be intense, especially up in the higher elevations. driving conditions are terrible. just be extra careful this morning. reporting live in the santa cruz mountains. matt keller. abc 7 news. matt, thank you. police are braced for more of this today. four people were injured in an accident in antioch last night. a vehicle slid on hargrove street and sideswiped another car. two injuries were serious. the rain hit much of the bay area last night. this is a look sat down town san francisco last night. here's a live look at sfo this morning. the runways are slick. we saw dozens of delays yesterday and expect more of that today. when you see weather where you live, share it with us.
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post your photos and videos on social media. we can find it and put it here on the news. happening today, facebook executives will be testifying before congress this morning to answer questions about cambridge analytical. ceo mark zuckerberg will not be testifying. the executives who are testifying are expected to brief the intelligence, judiciary and commerce committees for the house an the senate. they could face questions about how facebook uses its data. there's been no response from sheryl sandberg or mark zuckerberg. the jail system will be under civilian oversight soon. they approved an ordinance to create an independent monitor and community advisory board. this is the most significant move in a series of reformts spurred by the 2015 beating death of mentally ill inmate michael tyree.
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the board will adopt a new ordinance next month. if you look like an emergency today at mineta san jose, it's a planned emergency response. -- a plane will hit a bird while landing causing the inability to use flaps. this is a trained opportunity for everyone involved. 30,000 in santa barbara county under mandatory evacuation orders this morning. >> the same strong storm hitting the bay area is bringing heavy rain to southern california. there's concern it could trigger flash flooding. >> jay hernandez from our sister station kabc has the story. >> he'll stay here for a couple of days. >> i want to make sure she's okay. i could see the frustration of everybody in montecito. >> including neighbors like terry howell who we caught
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before he was leaving to be with his family. >> my wife, my youngest son and 105-pound lab. >> he showed us where he put sandbags around his home. he knew they had to leave after the santa barbara county sheriff's department posted these flyers. >> it's scary this time. 5 to 10 inches expected to fall. >> fire investigators said 20% of the fire debris came down in the big storm in january 9th. there's 80% of that still this. steve is hunkering down with the important items. pillow. doggie. >> hoping floodwaters won't be part of thinks morning. >> jay hernandez, abc 7 news.
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the fourth major storm in three weeks. new jersey, maryland, delaware and parts of pennsylvania expecting 8 inches or more of new snow. forecasters say it date of birth the most powerful snowstorm in years. school in new york city, philadelphia and d.c. are closed today. already 3,000 flights have been canceled. amtrak is scaling back service on the northeast corridor and some states are banning certain types of trucks from major highways. on. we've got temperatures running in the low to upper 50s in the south bay from los altos hills at 52 and milpitas at -- take a look at this shower. foothill boulevard. we've got san leandro street. all the way up to getting close to holy redeemer college.
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this is our biggest downpour. over moraga at 4:40. clayton at 4:59. it will skirt alamo and danville also. expect puddles on the roadways around that cell. here's a look at 101 and 880 showing you how wet it is this morning. the commute planner, the roads will be poor today. wet spots, if you're taking mass transit, rainy and breezy today. that's the difference from yesterday. it wasn't breezy yesterday. it's going to be significantly milder today. look at this. temperatures in the mid to upper 60s in most neighborhoods. low 630s in half moon bay, lakeport and ukiah. san francisco, a lot of rain through noon. you may get a little bit of a breakthrough the afternoon hours. still drizzly. temperatures, look at that. reaching the 60s before heavier rain moves through in the evening hours. east bay, 55 this morning. 60 at sock. and 12:00. upper 60s as it tapers a little bit this morning. it will become heavier tonight.
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the yellows and oranges there. mid to upper 50s answer. no escaping the weather during the commute. what are you seeing? >> a common theme. a lot of solo vehicles with crashes. that tells me one thing. folks are driving a little too fast for all of this. you need to slow down here this morning. taking you to yet another one of those on highway 17 in the campbell area northbound 17 before hamilton avenue. someone spun out and facing the wrong way in the fast lane at this early hour. not a big back yuchlt they've called for a tow truck and chp on the scene. no injuries involved. zipper trucks are giving you more room. reports of standing water in rarn county. next traffic update in less than ten. >> thanks, alexis. one step at a time. sonoma county still recovering from the october wildfires. they want to hear from victims about what should come next.
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>> there's a flower that doesn't have any color. it's a control flower. >> she's a yard ner. but explaining the fundamentals of science. the showcase that will have you the showcase that will have you cheering on the next
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you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. >> this is abc 7 mornings. just about the entire state is getting wet today. pretty mild, though, from 86 in palm springs, one of the drier areas. the rest of us in the mid to upper 60s until you get to chico. check out tahoe where we have that winter storm warning for heavy wet snow. 2 to 3 feet above 7500 feet. 4 to 5 feet at the crest. avalanche warning also begins at 5:00 this evening or afternoon and goes through 7:00 tomorrow morning. quick look at my accuweather seven-day forecast for tahoe and what you're going to see is a lot of snow through sunday. reggie? >> sonoma county rebuilding five months after the north bay wildfires. a new survey may help officials make better conditions so the
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county can bounce back stronger than ever. soco rises -- how important you think issues like housing, education and the arts are after the fires. the survey is available through april 2nd online and we have a link at abc7news.com. president trump went against his advisers when he congratulated vladimir putin on his reelection as president. the "washington post" says he was specifically warned against it before he made the call yesterday. his briefing paper even said in capital letters, do not congratulate. among those criticizing the president for the phone call, juror john mccain. he tweeted an american president does not lead the free world by congratulating dictators on winning sham elections. i have another dog to tell you about a dog that ended up at the wrong airport. it was delta airlines involved. it's now investigating after an
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8-week-old puppy was sent to several wrong places. this started on saturday when the puppy didn't arrive as scheduled in boise. delta says there was a mixup and the dog went to detroit, then it went to minneapolis. then it went to las vegas. after that, it was flown to salt lake city and finally to boise the next day. the dog got some frequent flyer miles. >> oh, my goodness. girls were out in force for alum rock's s.t.e.m. showcase. abc 7 news reporter katie marzullo has the story. >> i got first place two times. >> she's a kindergartner. her experiment, find out how food coloring in water affects flowers. >> there's a flower that doesn't have any color because it's a control flower. >> the results? >> my results is like science and art.
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>> add technology, engineering and math and you have steam. this is the second annual steam showcase. hundreds of parents and students filled the museum to see 130 student projects. >> i found it to be fascinating and i want to do it this year for the science project. >> king bishop wowed the crowd with his tornado box. >> tornadoes,s cyclones or twisters can do lots of damage depending on what it is on the f-scale. >> the district 'emphasizes technology and -- >> we're looking at jobs and careers. we got to start early. >> that's especially important for girls who are underrepresented in the fields of science and technology. sara hops and ali a are in 8th grade. >> science has always been one of my favorite subjects. >> doing projects is actually fun. >> never too young to learn that lesson. >> she believes that girls can do just as good as boys.
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she's proving them right. >> katie marzullo, abc 7 news. coming up on 4:46. national puppy day is two days away. we're pretty excited about it. >> beginning at 4:30 friday morning, we'll live stream our puppy cam on abc 7, abc7news.com and abc 7 news app. we'll be cuddling with the puppy guests all morning long. the aim is to find them forever homes. post a photo or video with the #puppies on 7. we've been getting a lot of cute ones. here are a few. you may see your best friend on air or online. >> my favorite one in the top right corner. i thought that was so funny. >> they look so excited. >> it is really the best day of the yearment i hope you join us on friday. never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. >> raining cats and dogs, mike? >> it could be later on. the heavy rain is coming in. i'm not sure what kind of umbrella you use for that. you'll find something to keep
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yourself dry. the heaviest of the rain down in so cal. it's heading from santa barbara through the big sur coast and into the top of that atmospheric river. everything is definitely damp this morning and will be for the better part of the day. here's a look from the roof camera. you can see the drops right there on our lens as we look down the soggy embarcadero that still has. you have standing watt ner the ruts. ruts. watch out for that. as far as today, you can see up until 9:00, waves of drizzle, light rain and each moderate rain. you can see yellow there. the moderate rain will be on the lighter or i should say on the smaller scale. how about that? by noon, still get prepared for wet weather. the best chance of the light to moderate rain will move to the north bay temporarily during the evening hours and overnight.
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look at the wall of water come up from the south. it sticks around all the way through the morning commute. even reds in there. which means heavy rain. maybe a thunderstorm tomorrow morning during the commute. here's that little break i talked about thursday afternoon into the evening hours. we're going to get possibly another quarter to an inch of rain out of that storm. we called a 2 for that heavy rain tomorrow morning during the commute. tomorrow's commute should be the biggest challenge because of that heavy rain. those scattered cold showers for friday and saturday. here's alexis. >> good morning, mike. we're looking at a soggy bay bridge toll plaza this morning. just a stack up on the left side in the cash lanes, fastrak cruising on through there. no issues with carpool lanes either. you can see that road spray kicking up. little rooster tails there behind the vehicles. so we've got wet pavement out there this morning. westbound 580, tracy to dublin. in the yellow up to 36 minutes.
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still in the green at 14. northbound 84. 101 to cupertino. a day to breach at the or bits may have exposed hundreds of thousands of credit card numbers. here's techbytes. in techbytes, a warning for anyone who uses orbitz. >> a possible data breach may have affected 880,000 credit cards. >> another breach may have exposed customers booking travel with american express back to january 2016. amazon, the second most valuable company. >> it passed google. for the record, apple is still number one. black opinion they are is now ruling the twitters fear. it's the most tweeted about movie of all-time >> it passed two star wars films
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to reach the top spots. those are your techbytes. have a great day. california need all the water it can get. why is a state agency sitting on billions of dollars intended for projects. >> richard sherman signed with the 49ers. but something else drew him here. paw to paw. a lion and
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want to give you an update on saturday. 90% of us will get rain on saturday. i'll show you a look at that coming up. here's natasha with more news. lawmakers want the water commission to spend the more than $7 billion approved by voters for water storage projects. voters authorized a bond measure in 2014 allowing the state to borrow money for water storage and infrastructure projects. not a penny has been spent. it's not like the state doesn't need to store its water. legislators say california needs more reservoirs to deal with kraut. google closed the deal to buy an old nabisco factory. this is in manhattan. the building houses the chelsea market, which google says will continue to operate. google has about 7,000 workers in new york city, the most in any location outside of silicon valley. the deal is worth $2.5 billion. the newest member of the 49ers will not stop from telling us what he thinks.
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richard sherman held a press conference as a niner yesterday sporting a red getup there. it is a 180 for the former seattle seahawk who used to torment the niners. he's excited to come back to what considers his second home. >> i'm a west coast gary. i'm an l.a. guy, but spent five years in the bay area going to stanford. i won a lot of games wearing red. >> inside the three-year deal worth $39 million two weeks ago. you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. let's talk about when the rain will be the heaviest. starting at 7:00 in the north bay. look at how it fills in through 9:00 tomorrow morning. that's why i'm really keyed in on tomorrow's morning commute being tough on a lot of ponding on the roadways. a lot of fridays going to be rather quiet. once we get into the evening hours. you watch the clock at 7:00. we've got a next push of light to moderate rain.
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notice by 11:00, it clears out. during the evening hours on saturday, another push comes in and it hangs around through sunday morning. by sunday afternoon, that will be the driest we've been since about sunday afternoon. last week. been a long week of wet weather. here's alexis. >> good morning, mike. i want to take you to 880. we have a couple issues. new crash on the southbound side right at 29th avenue before you get to fruitvale. one vehicle hydroplaned and crashed into another vehicle. they're sitting in the middle lane right now. a little delay approaching that. we also had 8 inches of standing water reported to chp north of there at 23rd. i'm guessing that's a contributing factor. about 15 minutes ago, i showed you golden gate bridge. we were looking dry. not anymore. another shower pushed through. about everybody dealing with wet pavement. give yourself extra time. next traffic report at 5:00.
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drum roll, please. ringo starr now sir ringo starr. >> former beatles drummer was knighted by prince william at buckingham palace. paul mccartney was knighted in 1997. makes sense. most of us consider lions friendly. this was caught on video in a lighthearted moment. this big cat at a tiger world in north carolina couldn't resist trying to interact with a knee-high visitor. at one point he as you can see gave big kitty kisses. good thing that glass is there. >> there's two ways to interpret this. >> we're going to go with the i love kids and i want to kiss them and hug them. we're going with that interpretation. >> i like that. okay. glass half full. for the first time climate change headed to court. the unprecedented claim playing
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out. police arrested two stoneman douglas students who brought other weapons to school. new information on the austin serial bomber and the dramatic twist overnight. why law enforcement is wordy he may not have acted alone 4:57 in the morning. thanks for joining us. yes, the rain is coming down and yes, the rain is coming down and heav
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you can call is an atmospheric river or the pineapple express. >> we call it lots of rain. mike says expect more where that came from. good morning on this wednesday, march 21st. we could use the rain. it's a good thing, right?
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>> we're still 50 to 66% for the average of rain that starts october 1st. the more we get, the deeper we can get into spring, the better it is. here's a look at the storm impact scale. light to moderate rain in the morning. during the evening and overnight hours, gusty in the higher elevations along the bay shore and the coast. right now, we've got moderate showers moving through. looks like on top of mt. diablo and towards petaluma and novato. here's a look at the richmond side of the richmond-san rafael bridge. you can see how wet it is this morning. mild in my accuweather 12-hour planner. mid-50s in the low to mid-60s from noon to 7:00 with the showers tapering briefly late this afternoon and evening before a heavier push tonight. alexis? >> walnut creek camera, looks like something is going on on southbound 680. looking at the bottom of the screen, i'm not sure if folks e

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