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now at 5:00, treacherous. heavy rain pounding the bay area. >> so that means your morning commute will be put to the test. >> good morning on this wednesday, december 4th. >> jobina will have a look at the commute in a few minutes. first we get over to meteorologist mike nicco. >> let's show you live -- no, we'll start with the storm impact scale. our exclusive way of showing you are what to expect out of this storm today. up to a third of inch is possible with ponding on the roadways during the morning commute. altamont pass was foggy yesterday, it's wet today withstanding water. between livermore and dublin, we have a downpour hitting that area. another part of the east bay is
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getting a downpour, highway 4 from discovery bay to pittsburg. the rest of us have a lot of green until you get into the santa cruz mountains, that will move into the south bay. here's jobina with a look at the commute. >> good morning. a live look at the richmond-san rafael bridge. you can see the rain is coming down from our video right now. we're seeing wet conditions across the bay area. lots of spinouts reported, standing water in the redwood city area, also san mateo as well. be careful out there on the roads. moving to the bay bridge toll plaza, metering lights are not on. you can see there's a backup beginning to form there. again, it's because things are slow because of our weather. looking at mass transit, because that sounds like a good option if you don't want to walk to your car or out of it, the ferries with no delays. b.a.r.t., ten trains, no delays there. ace 1 on time as well.
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the rain is being blamed for a landslide in san bruno. >> amy hollyfield is there live with the closures now in place. good morning, amy. >> good morning. here is the hillside. let me step out of the way so you can see this. they have blocked off this area. we're on san bruno avenue between glenside and crestmoore. we're at the top of the hill. they blocked off this sidewalk and this lane of san bruno avenue. san bruno has declared a local emergency. they say about 30 feet of hillside has eroded. it is not raining here right now. this is what they're worried about. this is the rain in san jose this morning. we are expecting rain like this throughout most of the day. all of this rain could compromise this hillside and others even more. the declartion of emergency allows city crews in san bruno to work on the situation and to mitigate the slide. they say at this time, no homes are threatened. no people. everyone is okay, but they're keeping a close eye on this. they want you to be aware of
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these cones and this area that they have protected around this slide. reporting live in san bruno, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> thanks. you can track the storm with the abc7 news app. we have live doppler 7 on the app and you can enable push alerts to get weather advisories on your phone or tablet. we're counting down to the house judiciary committee's first impeachment hearing in two hours they will consult a panel of legal experts on whether there are grounds on impeaching president trump. mona has more on what to expect. >> reporter: good morning. as democrats move closer towards an impeachment vote that will likely take place before christmas, adam schiff says that his panel already has enough evidence to prove that the president abused the power of his office. this morning, the impeachment investigation entering a new phase as democrats prepare to
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finalize their case against president trump. chairman jerry nadler whose judiciary committee is in charge of drawing up articles of impeachment will hold the panel's first hearing today with constitutional experts. ahead of the hearing the intelligence committee voted along party lines tuesday to turn over its 300-page report on the findings of their investigation to the judiciary panel. house intelligence chairman adam schiff telling reporters, following 30 hours of public testimony and 12 witness, the intelligence committee found the president placed his own personal and political interests above that of the united states. >> this is not about ukraine. this is about our democracy. this is about our national security. >> reporter: and in a surprising development, the report also implicated some of the closest members of the president's circle including vice president mike pence, secretary of state mike pompeo and acting chief of staff mick mulvaney of being complicit in the president's push to withhold military aid from ukraine for political purposes. >> this is the result of a president who believes he is beyond indictment, beyond impeachment, beyond any form of
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accountability and, indeed, above the law. >> reporter: republicans striking back with their own report dismissing the process as unfair to the president. the president who is attending a nato summit in london says he's not concerned with today's hearing. >> tomorrow, i don't think anybody is going to watch. i'm not going to watch but i'm ging to be doing this. it's much more exciting. >> the intelligence committee's report also indicates that the president obstructed congress by stonewalling efforts to investigate. now, the president says he wants his top officials to testify but not if the impeachment inquiry is a, quote, total fix. >>s will have live coverage starting at 7. senator kamala harris said deciding to end her presidential run is one of the hardest decisions she has made. >> it is with deep regret
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also with deep gratitude that i am suspending our campaign today. my campaign for president simply does not have the financial resources to continue. >> she announced her intentions to seek the white house back in january in oakland. harris did well in the early debates but could not keep the momentum going. with hr harris bailing out there are 15 democratic candidates left. a man who helped notion yat a naming rights deal for the oakland coliseum is facing criminal charges. o scott mcgibben is accused of violating conflict of interest lawsuit laws by asking for a fee. the head wrestling coach at san jose's oak grove high school is in custody this morning on child molestation charges. officers arrested 60-year-old bruce shelton monday at his home in los banos.
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he is accused of lewd and what sie lascivious acts with a 14-year-old boy. he worked in the east side union high school district for 37 years. he was honored with a lifetime service award in 2016. he retired in 2017 but remained as oak grove's wrestling coach. a groundbreaking for a major housing development next to the millbrae b.a.r.t. station it will offer 400 apartments including a mix of market rate and affordable housing. there will be shops and restaurants. developers say it's one of the largest transit oriented developments in the bay area in the east bay work is under way on another transit oriented development. there was a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new via apartments. they're located across from walnut b.a.r.t. station. prices start at $2,200 up to
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$4,400. happening today, governor newsom is expected to make a major funding announcement on homelessness. the governor will make the announcement at 10:00 this morning near san diego at an apartment community for low-income veterans and their families. in september governor newsom signed 13 bills into law that provided 6$650 million to local governments for emergency homelessness aid. let's look, we're on storm watch at what's going on as that heavier rain moves away from highway 4. it will head up to 80 towards fairfield and dixon. you can see moderate rain on 101, 80, 780, highway 4 and 680 heading down into the south bay. let me show you what's going on in the south bay. that's where some of our heaviest rain is right now.
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highway 85. a lot of yellow and orange from saratoga down to almost morgan hill. snow, we'll have delays. they'll be announced at 6:00. for your outdoor activities. heaviest rain in the morning, drier in the afternoon. no yard work today. in the east bay valleys, a chance of rain for the entire day. temperatures in the mid to upper 50s. for the peninsula, a chance of rain now, scattered at 3:00. steadier rain up in the north bay through 11:00. isolated chances this afternoon. south bay, steady rain through 7:00. scattered rain through 3:00. through 9:00, scattered through 6:00. jobina, that looks wet. >> it surely does out there. good morning. starting off with a live look at
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san jose. this is 87, earlier when we were seeing issues, earlier in the week on 87, it was because of flooding. i have not seen anything from the chp about them reporting standing water on 87, but i can tell from the cameras it's wet. there's a lot of puddles. be careful if you're headed that way. moving on to san rafael, 101 there, looking much better. we're fol lolowing lots of spins and issues this morning. in livermore, this is an issue that's beginning to get better. two-car crash westbound 580 before north livermore avenue. the fire crews are still on the scene. two lanes are still blocked. speeds are up to about 33 and 32 miles per hour. you can see the bigger picture here through the altamont pass, very slow. >> thanks. coming up next, 7 things to know as you start your day. s a thankful to s >> also thankful to be alive
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downpours out there as a 1, a light storm on our storm impact scale rains most heavily on us this morning and scattered showers heading into the afternoon hours. number two, the city of san bruno declared a local emergency because of a landslide caused by recent storms. officials say no homes were threatened but a stretch of san bruno avenue is closed off. number three, a very wet commute out there this morning. a live look now at the san mateo bridge. if you're headed westbound, as soon as you get off the bridge you will run into standing water. in less than two hours, the house judiciary committee will hold its first impeachment hearing. legal experts will testify on whether there are grounds to impeach the president. a decision is expected today to dismiss the remaining gun charge against the man accused of killing kate steinle. number six, dramatic video shows two burglars using a
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stolen truck to ram their way into a los altos jewelry store on monday. the robbers hopped out and in less than 60 seconds cleaned out the display cases before taking off in a getaway car. number seven, more than 200 deserving children will go shopping for christmas gifts with san jose police officers. the 12th annual shop with a cop event will get under way at 7:00 this morning. each child will get a $150 gift card. words of warning this morning after a close call for actress anna faris and her family. this happened during a visit to lake tahoe over the thanksgiving holiday. faris and 12 family members were in a rental home and two family members went to the hospital and they were diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning. fire crews rushed to the scene. farris tweeted about the scare showing an abandon table and food still on the plates. she had words of gratitude for firefighters who said the threat
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level was high. >> it's miraculous that everyone walked away from this incident without significant injury. had they gone to sleep that night, they likely would not have woken up. >> wow. listen to in. california law requires carbon monoxide detecting devices in units intended for human occupancy. that rental did not have one. the ntsb has released its preliminary report into what it believes is a deadly plane crash even though no wreckage was found. on board was justin winfrey and kayla rodriguez, two friends from san francisco. on thursday, october 24th, they flew in justin's plane from novato to shelter cove. the two were seen having dinner at a local restaurant and left around 8:30. according to the ntsb report, a witness observed the airplane depart at 9:00 p.m. and reported that the sky was completely dark with no horizon. searchers have found no sign of the plane or the two people on
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board. the ntsb report calls it a fatal incident. winfrey is a businessman and landlord. in addition to being a pilot, rodriguez is his tenant and worked as a labor and delivery nurse at cpmc in san francisc. happening today, one of san francisco's oldest and most popular parks will reopen after a major renovation. worker prepared washington square park to welcome visitors again. improvements including resloping the main lawn to improve drainage and reduce mud in the park after storms. the project cost $3 million. forget snow, a snowman made of tumble weeds is spreading interstate holiday cheer in new mexico. the video shows crews rolling out frosty on a forklift in albuquerque so he doesn't fly away. everything on the snowman is recycled. drivers can see the snowman from the freeway. it's hard to miss. it's 11 feet tall and it's made
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of three giant tumble weeds. though this year's snowman is slimmer, crews say there were not enough tumble weeds to collect from local waterways. >> he's fit. . he >> here's been out. >> hi, everybody. here's what's going on with weather. we're on storm watch. this is sutro tower. light rain falling in san francisco. the heaviest rain from this storm, which is a 1 on our storm impact scale does fall this morning. we get a little bit of a break before more rain arrives on friday. temperatures not warming much today. mid to upper 50s, possibly 60 in santa cruz. tonight, mid 40s to low 50s. just a couple degrees cooler than this morning thanks to a few breaks in the cloud cover. some fog will develop.
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we have heavy rain in the eastern part of san ramon right now. heavy downpours heading up towards mountain view, mission college boulevard on 101 heading towards santa clara. heading south on 17, or you head south on 101 or 82, down towards ed edenvale, coyote, moderate rain here, too. the best threat of thunderstorms in the monterey bay and southward with flooding rain possible in southern california. for us, standing water during the morning commute. yellows still out there. that's moderate to some heavier downpours. those go away heading towards noon and into the afternoon hours, even the green starts to shrink in coverage. much easier for the evening commute. not saying it's going to be completely dry, just not a deluge like this morning. overnight, isolated showers. here's our break. for 7:00 tomorrow all wait
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through 5:00, isolated showers, but that's just it. it's going to be a moist southerly flow tomorrow. most of us will be partly sunny and a little bit warmer that heavy rain rolls in friday and lingers through saturday. tapers sunday and dry for two days in a row on monday and tuesday. >> dry two days in a row? can't wait for that traffic. we're working with the rain right now. good morning. so we have a live look here-weehere-wee, walnut creek, the same thing pretty much everywhere. no major issues. i will get to problems in a moment. i want to show you a live look at the golden gate bridge. wet conditions across the bridges. now to the issues. first off, a car fire i'm following in san francisco. this is northbound 280 before alemany. fire crews are blocking two lanes right now working on this situation. i'm not seeing a slowdown on the map right now. just be aware if you're headed that way. so many spinouts in oakland.
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this is southbound 880 past 980. we have a spinout causing a slowdown. you can see that yellow line right there. >> thanks. gilroy is proving they are truly strong after this summer's tragic garlic festival shooting. local branches of caliber collision and geico restored the car as a gift to roberta geary who still has to walk with a cane because of her injuries. her grandson was killed. the garlic festival shooting's youngest victim. >> this will be our first christmas without steven. i just think that the way the community came together and we were not alone. >> the gilroy foundation helped connect her with caliber and geico. the foundation's goal is to make sure none of the victims feel alone. spotify reveals the most streamed singer of the decade. and eye on the prize. a toddler sneaks inside a claw
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this is an idea what to expect with friday's storm. this is our storm impact scale. it will be moderate with moderate to heavy rain, thunderstorms possible, especially across the north bay. that's going to mean locally heavier rain. small hail and locally gusty winds. a flood threat across the north bay with up to four inches of rain possible. in the sierra. look what it does up there. we will receive nearly two to three and a half feet of snow. a small boy in china apparently really wanted to get a toy out of the claw machine. he got trapped after he climbed
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inside and then firefighters had to come and rescue him. you can see the boy surrounded by the plush toys while the crews break the lock to free him. he wasn't hurt. the boy climbed into the machine while his mom wasn't paying attention. >> i feel like my mom would have let me sit there for a little bit. >> learn your lesson. >> she probably would have been like, okay, you want to get in there? >> do you see what's on this? >> it says come on, baby. i feel like that machine was telling him to go in there. he was just practicing his english. >> no. no. the. a live action "star wars" game show will be coming to disney plus. "star wars" jedi temple challenge will premiere next year. al disney says the game show tests contestants abilities in strength, knowledge and bravery as they face thrilling and fun
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obstacles. disney is the parent company of abc7. when it comes to pop music t appears the last decade belonged to drake. ♪ >> that bass. i know you can't hear this at home. we must have a new speaker in this studio. that thing busted out the bass. i wasn't ready. spotify says the canadian rapper was the most streamed artist from 2010 through the end of 2019 with 28 billion streams. drake was followed by ed sheeran whose song "shape of you" was the most streamed song of the decade. post malone was the third most streamed artist of the decade on spotify and the most streamed artist of 2019. interesting. all men. which is kind of surprising. i'm surprised arian yaariana is there. we're coming back with 90
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minutes of news including smile, the controversial plan that could affect you if you're traveling out of the country. changes could be coming to niles boulevard in fremont after several deadly crashes. there was a packed city council meeting last night. i'm lauren martinez. i'll have details on what was discussed next. also among the top issues facing san francisco, the plan to clean up some of the dirtiest blocks in the city. warm feelings of home this season. with country fried turkey, hand-breaded and fried 'til crispy, and topped with holiday herbed gravy. our take on a festive favorite is back. and it's only at cracker barrel. so, come on home for the holidays. come on home to cracker barrel.
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to craig, this rock. i leave these things to my heirs, all 39 million of you, on one condition. that you do everything to preserve and protect them. with love, california. making news right now at 5:30, live doppler 7 lit up like a holiday ornament. you're waking up to another round of heavy rain all over the bay area. meteorologist mike nicco is helping guide us through this wet wednesday. the hit and run death of a 72-year-old woman and her dog on one of fremont's most dangerous streets sparks demand for
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action, but not everyone is on board with the proposed safety improvements. and in washington, the house begins hearings this morning that could lead to impeachment charges against president trump. a bay area legal scholar will be involved. it's wednesday, december 4th. >> we have live doppler 7 on behind us tracking the storm. what can we expect for today. >> hopefully everyone was prepared for this as we talked about this yesterday. this morning's commute would be rough because of the wet weather. there's downpours, standing water, slipping and sliding like a camel on roller skates. >> that's a vivid image. i appreciate that. >> quite clumsy. >> absolutely. it was a clumsy drive into work. i like that. rain and scattered showers. the storm is a 1. the rain is coming down at a heavy clip. it will fall up to a third of an inch. some of that is standing this morning. you can see where 237 and 101
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towards 82 come together as you transition from santa clara to sunnyvale to mountain view. we have a downpour right there. look at the heavier rain flanking us to the east and to the south. expect more downpours as we head through the morning commute. even lighter rain moving up into the north bay. here's a look at the san mateo bridge. it's wet. the steadier rain with upper 40s to mid 50s. mid to upper 50s with the rain turning to scattered showers. not all of us get wet from noon to 4:00. isolated showers this evening. >> good morning. starting off with a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights came on at 5:11. you can see the roads are wet out there. the backup has extended and it is starting. the good news is that once you get through this, things are moving smoothly on the bay bridge. checking out our mass transit. ferries are running on time. b.a.r.t. has 28 trains running on time. ace 1 and 3 are moving as well. also now want to bring you to this car fire that we are continuing to follow in san francisco. this is northbound 280 before
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alemany. one lane is blocked now. there were two initially blocked. so the cleanup is happening. better news in livermore. westbound 580 before north livermore avenue, we had a two-car crash cleaned up there. the commute is just starting to rev up right now. >> thanks. changes could be coming to a stretch of road in fremont that's been deadly for pedestrians. >> last night the city council met to discuss proposed changes to niles boulevard between the b.a.r.t. overpass and nursery avenue between niles and riveria drive. not everyone agrees on this effort. abc7 news reporter lauren martinez joins us live on niles boulevard with more on this. lauren? >> reggie and kumasi, the public works department says niles boulevard races to the top of the priority list after friday's deadly accident. some of the proposed changes
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include reducing lanes, creating buffered bike lanes, and constructing missing sidewalks, and also putting a traffic light at rock avenue. that was the site of friday night's hit and run. people who attended last night's meeting were passionate for and against the street changes. those opposed said there are too many changes being proposed. they offered alternatives such as more street lights and signs and stronger enforcement of the current speed limit. >> we thought we were doing a great thing, but we heard a lot of concern from the community that this is a very old and drastic change. >> the majority of the city council supports the city's proposals. lrsen says they hope to get a bid on the project by this spring and for construction to begin as soon as next summer. as for that most recent incident on niles boulevard there are new pictures of the suspect's car that appears to be a 1990s buick
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lesabre. last friday night 72-year-old suzanne ogi and her dog were hit by a car and killed when crossing niles. the driver stopped briefly but then took off. the city's public works director says there is a heightened level of urgency since that most recent deadly hit and run. lauren martinez, abc7 news. >> thanks. the impeachment spotlight shifts to the house judiciary committee. >> pamela karlan will be among four constitutional experts testifying today. yesterday the house intelligence committee released its impeachment inquiry report. it says the president sought assistance from ukraine to benefit his reelection campaign. president trump is calling this a hoax. abc news will have live coverage
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beginning at 7:00 a.m. developing news from the live desk, president trump is holding a series of meetings this morning with nato leaders in london before wrapping up the summit. earlier this morning leaders posed for a group photo, then a public infighting between some of the biggest member countries. the leaders are due to publish a declaration underlining their commitment to nato on its 70th birthday. today president trump is scheduled to meet with leaders from germany, great britain, italy and denmark before holding a news conference at 7:30 a.m. our time. also happening today, a decision is expected on whether to dismiss the remaining gun charge against the man acquitted of killing kate steinle. jose ines garcia zarate, an undocumented immigrant, was back in court yesterday. two years ago he was acquitted of all but a gun charge in the shooting death of steinle at san francisco's pier 14. the sole conviction was overturned by an appeal court
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which said the judge improperly instructed jurors. now his attorney said a judge asked the district attorney not to retry him. jose ines garcia zarate still faces federal weapons charges. stanford officials say mastermind rick singer approached seven of the university's coaches over the last decade. that's according to a just released investigation. only former head sailing coach john vandermere has been accused of accepting bribes. stanford said it enacted new policies in the wake of the scandal. singer admits offering money to coaches at several colleges in exchange for help admitting unqualified students. abc7 news is committed to building a better bay area. it is no secret san francisco's sidewalks can become messy. by that we are referring to human and animal waste. it's so visible in the tenderloin district it's nicknamed code brown. to fix the neighborhood's problem, there's a plan to steam
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clean and pressure wash every single block once a week. it's being paid for by property owners who agreed to an extra tax. >> we see how much is being done. when you see the groups here today that are helping and you still knows there more work to be done, it's something we always think about. >> this is part of a two-pronged approach. san francisco extended a pilot program for 24-hour bathrooms. traffic is one issue we're focusing on as part of our effort to building a better bay area. the richmond-san rafael bridge has been a source of major issues for thousands of drivers including lane closures. you might remember crews had to shore up the expansion joints after concrete fell on to the lower deck on two occasions earlier this year. now north bay assemblyman mark levine is asking for your input. he wants to hear from you on what type of bridge is needed to meet the region's needs into the next century. if you have feedback, levine is ask you to post it on social media with #ridge mondmond brid.
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t >> homelessness is one of the major challenges in building a better bay area. b.a.r.t. is trying to meet the challenge with a new partnership. and gone in 60 seconds. the shocking smash and grab robbery in the south bay. >> we'll get to those stories in a few moments. hi, mike. >> how are you doing this morning? dry, thankfully? but if you are going outside, it's wet almost everywhere this morning. let's look at live doppler 7. we'll look at the dumbarton. to your south, moderate rain is heading your way. the benicia and carquinez bridge, they are wet. the bay bridge, the griolden ga bridge, the richmond-san rafael bridge, you can see the rain coming down at a good clip and some standing water right there. that will be the biggest issue with the morning commute. stay inside on the ferries if you want to stay dry. and rainiest part of the day
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will be this morning for all of us commuting. east bay valleys, look at that. steady rain through 9:00, then a chance of showers from 11:00 through 7:00. temperatures in the mid 50s most of the day. it will be cooler than yesterday. peninsula, mid to upper 50s with steady rain through 7:00. and then just scattered rain all the way through 3:00. we have the chance in the north bay of steady rain through at least 11:00. and then scattered rain at 1:00. a lesser chance during the afternoon hours as temperatures reach 57. for the south bay a chance of steady rain through 7:00. scattered showers through 3:00 as we reach 60 degrees. for the east bay, scattered rain through 1:00, again at 5:00. san francisco, pretty much a chance of rain all day today with the steadiest this morning. jobina, how bad is it out there? >> actually, we have a rough situation we're following in san jose. a six-car crash, injuries have been reported here. this is northbound 280 just past
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the 10th street on-ramp. emergency crews are on the way. it sounds like one of the people involved in this crash is trapped inside their vehicle right now. we'll continue to monitor that for you this morning. moving now up to the north bay here, this is southbound 101 past the waldo tunnel. there's a spinout reported here. there have been spinouts all over this morning. just be careful out there. northbound 280, we have a car fire, one lane is still blocked. crews are working to get all of that cleared up because there were two lanes blocked earlier this morning. leaving you with
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44 on a wet wednesday morning. for the kids and for the teachers and faculty, it will be damp all morning. showers will break up as we head from 11:00 to 3:00. temperatures 48 to 53, only making it to 57 to 59. highway 37, look at that. the a wet commute. steady rain all the way from valle valle vallejo to novato. 16.5 million people under a flash flood watch in southern california where the heavier rain and thunderstorms will erupt today. snow in the sierra, but nothing like we'll have friday, saturday and sunday. two to four feet of new powder coming there.
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in the south bay, dramatic video shows two burglars using a stolen truck to ram their way into a los altos jewelry store. it took the robber three tries before they busted through the front window. they hopped out and in less than 60 seconds they cleaned out the display cases before taking off in a get away car. the store owner estimates he lost $200,000 in merchandise. we have posted that raw surveillance video of the crime on our website, you can find it at new this morning, released its forecast for the 2020 housing market. it's not looking good for first time home buyers. housing experts predict the housing market will slow next year and inventory could reach new lows. there's not enough construction to offset the housing shortage and current homeowners have little incentive to sell. there is some good news. prices in many metro areas including san francisco are expected to decline. mortgage rates will remain at an average of 3.8%.
5:46 am says first-time home buyers will continue to struggle with affordability. a major part of building a better bay area includes finding solutions to tough issues like homelessness. this holiday season b.a.r.t. is teaming up with an unlikely partner to lend a helping hand. we say unlikely because in the past salvation army red kettle bell ringers have not been allowed to collect donations inside b.a.r.t. stations. now all 48 stations will have red kettles and bell ringers. b.a.r.t.'s board president acknowledges what riders already know, homelessness is a huge issue on b.a.r.t. trains and the stations. abc7 news has shown you the real images up close. contributions from the public may help to put a dent in the problem. >> the money you give is going to be spent to help people we encounter that are in the system that really need support to be housed and have drug treatment and so forth. >> the salvation army will spend
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the money in the county where it's collected. a new controversial proposal affects everyone traveling in and out of the u.s. the department of homeland security wants international travelers photographed using facial recognition technology. federal officials plan to publish the rule next july. it would require airports to take i.d. photos of international travelers at security. critics say u.s. citizens should not be forced to provide facial recognition information. a massachusetts senator says he will introduce a measure to block that plan. it's 5:47. you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. as you can see, we have live doppler 7 behind us because it's a rainy start to the morning. hi, mike. >> yeah. looking at your highlights and show you what's going on by looking at 280 at 17 in san jose. al we have light rain to moderate rain falling right now from this 1 on our storm impact scale. heaviest rain is this morning, becoming more scattered this afternoon. a brief break tomorrow with isolated showers.
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and then a stronger storm arrives friday. here's a look at temperatures today. we're not going to warm much. 56 to about 60s for our range. tonight, a slight bit of cooling as the clouds may open up a little bit. where they do, there could be patchy fog also. temperatures mid 40s to around 51. 46 to 51. the heaviest rain out in the central valley for the super commuters on highway 5, 580 and 205. getting into the bay area, it's calming down. some of that heavier rain on the parkway, 84, trying to take that short cut from livermore towards fremont. as you head over the dumbarton bridge and the san mateo bridge, that's where we have the heavier rain. the low will slide to the south. that's why they're under the threat of flooding and we'll be on the top side of this storm. as it moves to the east, you can see how we transition over to showers. some of them still showing yellow at noon. so there could be a moderate downpo downpour. heading into the evening, a lot
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of green showing up where there are some showers. so the evening commute won't be completely dry. it will be a lot easier and a lot drier than this morning. we turn it over to isolated showers tomorrow morning. you can see by 7:00, some pockets of isolated showers tomorrow afternoon. here's my accuweather seven-day forecast. on friday, a moderate 2 storm blasts us. showers on sad aturday and sund. two dry days for sunday. >> we are going to start in san jose. the chp has been sorting out the details of the report. they modified what they were telling us initially. this is northbound 280 past 10th street. three cars are involved in this crash here. still injuries have been reported. emergency crews are on the way. two lanes are blocked there. moving up to the north bay, we have a spinout, this is southbound 101 past the robin williams tunnel. one lane is blocked ther also now moving over to san
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francisco, northbound 280 before alemany, there was a car fire here that was cleared up. want to give you a live look at walnut creek, 680, smooth ride but very wet. take your time. conditions are not great for driving. you can see that reflected on the drive times. everything is slow. reggie and kumasi? >> thanks. so be honest, how much time do you spend watching tv? the amount of time most of us spend in front of a tv may surprise you. if you add it all up, a new survey finds the average person spends almost 79,000 hours in front of a tv during their lifetime. the study was commissioned by lg electronics and surveyed 2,000 british adults. the average household will have two arguments every week just over what to watch. is this true? >> it's not true for me. >> that's too much drama. >> there's no reason to argue. >> too many tvs in this world. you go over there.
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>> i have no problem with the amount of time we're watching tv. >> go outside. >> it's raining outside. >> read a book. >> i did read a book. i read a book in the past few months. >> okay. new at 6:00, hundreds of thousands of uninsured will have access to hiv prevention drugs. the new program launching across the country. first you can set your watch by it every tuesday. but san francisco's world war ii era emergency sirens are about to go silent. and the shopping trip that will put a smile on hundreds of kids faces today. we are leaving you with a live look outside at sfo. hopefully the rain will not be impacting travel, but just can't tell. we'll be right back.
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with love, california. after next week a familiar sound in san francisco will go silent. >> this is a test of the outdoor warning system. >> the outdoor warning system dates back to world war ii. city officials are turning it off for the next two years for upgrades. maybe there will be a more pleasant hill voice. in it the meantime all emergency alerts will be issued digitally. you can sign up for emergency
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text alerts at happening today in the south bay, more than 200 deserving children will go shopping for christmas gifts. it's the 12th annual shop with the cop heroes and helpers holiday shopping spree. each child will have a $150 gift card to spend at target which can be used on gifts for themselves or family members. it's all thanks to shop with a cop foundation. the event starts with a breakfast at 7:00 this morning. in the east bay, berkeley police will hold a similar event today. officers will pick up 20 kids from the mlk junior youth services center and take them holiday shopping at target for family members. after that the officers will help the kids wrap their gifts and then they'll have a pizza party. >> that will be so much fun. i love seeing that every year. everybody, let's jump ahead to friday. it's a 2, moderate on our storm impact scale. moderate to heavy rain, thunderstorms possible. it's going to be windy.
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there's a flood threat in the north bay. that's also the best chance for thunderstorms. you can see the closer you are to the eastern part of contra costa county and along the san mateo county coast, you have the best chance of thunderstorms. here it comes in friday morning at 6:00, still okay. a little bit of drizzle. look at the yellows and the oranges blowing through all throughout the day friday. it's going to be a washout. jobina? >> thank you. good morning. i do have an update for you all on this crash we were following in san jose. the chp has come out with different numbers. a first it was six cars involved, then three cars involved. they now say this is a seven-car crash with very serious injuries reported. northbound 280 past the 10th street on-ramp. three lanes are blocked right now. emergency crews are still on the way there. this is a very serious situation they are working right now. so we'll continue to follow that for you. live look here at the bay bridge toll plaza before i go here. metering lights came on at 5:11 this morning. a wet ride out there. al.
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new at 6:00, an awkward moment caught on camera the world leaders caught mocking president trump. and taking on the homeless crisis in california. the major announcement governor newsom is expected to make today. all this rain has caused a landslide. i'm amy hollyfield. i'll have the story coming up. and a live look outside at the embarcadero. it's nice to see. you can see the
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shouldn't mean a change in standards. that's why - thanks to you - we're rated number one in customer satisfaction by j.d. power. right now at 6:00, we're on storm watch, live doppler 7 lit up in green behind us this morning. you know what green means, first, it's a nice kumasi, but second it means a wet morning. >> this is the golden gate bridge right now, you can see how wet it is out there. >> we have live team coverage of
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the storm and how it will impact your commute. let's start with abc7 meteorologist mike nicco. >> i want to set the table with our storm impact scale, our exclusive way of letting you know what to expect out of this storm. it's a 1, even though the rain is moderate at times, it will be steadiest this morning, becoming scattered this afternoon. up to a third of an inch. between vasco road and marsh creek road, we have some downpours just to the east of blackhawk and mount diablo. that's heading up towards brent would the, discovery bay, antioch and oakley. highway 4 will be wetter than it is right now. we have some steady right rain just about everywhere including down in san jose, 280 and 17. so low to mid 50s at 7:00. mid to upper 50s noon to


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