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it )s a question which many people are asking right now right now at 11:00, what happened? it's a question many are asking right now after a woman's body is found at sf general. the woman reported missing, found discovered yesterday. good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia. >> and i'm marcus washington. you know just five years after a similar incident took place at the same hospital. this is all happening. nbc bay area's pete joins us from sf general. pete, i understand officials just updated you on this investigation. what did you learn? >> reporter: yeah, good morning to you, marcus and laura. first things first, the hospital is still not confirming exactly how she got to the power plant in the first place. but the power plant where they found her in the stairwell
apparently prior to that incident, it was open for anyone to walk through. there were a number of vendors going through from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. so you didn't need a security badge. of course this all changed. the security is now going to be 24/7 but that's what they're trying to figure out. exactly how 75-year-old ruby lee anderson got into the building yesterday afternoon. it was just a week ago with the san francisco sheriff's department issued that missing persons bulletin for anderson saying he walked away from the behavioral health center which is separate from zuckerberg sf general. but a week later her body is found here in the stairwell we're standing in front of. obviously it was a big concern for zuckerberg sf general who had that similar incident five years ago, that time inside of their hospital. here's that spokesperson addressing the press not too long ago about how this happened again and how they're going to handle it moving forward. >> i think hindsight is 20/20.
when that tragic case of lynn spaulding happened, it was clear she was a patient in the hospital so that's where all the energy and the focus went into making sure our patient care areas were secure. in hindsight, one would say, yes, we should have done it for every building on campus, but at that point we were really targeted on patient care areas and the power plant just was not something on the radar at the time. >> reporter: the incident mentioned five years ago, marcus, involved a patient at san francisco general found dead inside of a building stairwell. security and search procedures were changed after that deadly incident, but clearly not in this building we're talking about in this latest incident. they are already making changes for the power plant and may do so for some of the surrounding buildings. an autopsy is being done today to determine the cause of death. >> hopefully those changes will ensure this doesn't happen
again. so we sent out a push alert when that news conference started. you can download our nbc bay area app. this is free for the iphone and android devices. now to the first major brush fire in the area. in fact we have video, sky ranger shot overhead this morning. a lot of burn scars of what's left behind, even charred cars. fire crews aren't finished fighting this one. kari hall is tracking the wind, but first let's check in with bob redell who is in byron, that fire site this morning, you've seen firefighters make a lot of progress since you got there this morning, bob. >> reporter: laura, cal fire tells us that this so-called grant fire, which has burned 500 acres, is now 80% contained. it was spread out over seven different locations. five of those spots of out, but firefighters are concerned about the two other locations. you've got the one right here.
this is a compost pile that is burni burning in this hayfield. and in spite of the gusty winds, you can see how the smoke is blowing, in spite of these heavy winds, this fire has stayed put, hasn't spread or sent embers flying elsewhere. take a look at this video. this is another location. firefighters are keeping an eye on this location. it's a couple of miles down the road where a fire destroyed a house, an outbuilding, a few cars, a trailer and a boat. cal fire has no reason to believe anyone was hurt when this property burned down yesterday. the agency already has four units in the area and just called in about four more from the east contra costa county fire protection district since winds are expected to gust up to 40 miles an hour sometime today. we could be experiencing them right now. this morning we did speak carlos olivera. he owns the field we are standing in. his company created those piles of compost to help grow the hay.
>> we were going to spread this stuff in our field and now it's just right there in ashes. just hideous. the world is getting more and more full of idiots every day. >> reporter: he believes the fires were intentionally set, though he admits he doesn't have proof. it's just his opinion. cal fire also told us that so far they don't have any indication that this was arson. they are still trying to determine the cause. laura. >> it could take some time before they even put this one out, bob. >> reporter: well, laura, the thought is if they stay out here through the rest of the afternoon and assuming there are no surprises, cal fire believes they could have this all out 100% contained by dinner time. >> slow burn there too. bob redell, thanks so much. >> you know, you can even see the wind blowing on his shirt. he talked about those expected wind gusts at 40 miles an hour. we're seeing that across the bay area, which is increasing the fire danger. >> kari hall continues our team
coverage this morning. >> and it's all about the location too because you have strong winds coming in from the west. and we are seeing that as we look at san francisco and oakland. and then you have these hills and that wind gets funneled, kind of squeezed down through some of the low-lying areas and so we are going to have wind gusts possibly over 40 miles per hour today and sustained winds in byron at 20 miles an hour. so that will be the concern through the rest of the day as our temperatures start to come up and the humidity goes down. right now humidity at 48%. we had some nice recovery overnight with the humidity coming up close to 80 percent and then as we go through the day it's going to become drier and warmer with highs up to 70 degrees. at least today those temperatures are going to stay low. as we get a live look outside in san jose right now, mostly sunny skies and we'll see a few clouds mixing in throughout the day in santa clara. we'll only make it into the mid-60s in the afternoon but still pretty windy.
59 for san francisco, 72 in santa rosa and in oakland we're looking at a high of 63 degrees. some mid-60s for livermore and 67 today in san jose. we will talk about when those winds will calm down, but temperatures go way up. i'll have more on that coming up in a few minutes. >> thanks so much, kari. well, the president says that -- >> you can also get more information any time where you live with our nbc bay area weather app. it's free and available on iphone and android devices. >> all right. as we were saying, the president says that he will pardon disouza, the man who admits he made an illegal campaign contribution. >> let's start about disouza, though. he's a conservative author, admitted to using false names to make extra campaign contributions to a republican candidate. he didn't go to jail, he paid a
fine. the president announced on twitter, will be giving a full pardon to dinesh d' is thesouza. you know martha stewart, you remember she was convicted of insider trading. she did go to jail and the president is talking about pardoning her. then commuting the sentence of rod blagojevich, the former governor of illinois, who was convicted of crimes related to trying to sell or at least horse trade the senate seat that opened up when barack obama became president. blagojevich is still in prison today. mr. trump has pardoned five people so far in his presidency. the justice department says at this point in their presidencies, obama had pardoned nine people, george w. bush seven, and bill clinton none at
this point in their presidencies. all of them pardoned hundreds of people by the end of their presidencies. clinton had very controversial pardons, many of them really questionable, including his own brother and a fugitive who had donated to his campaign. that pardon was so suspicious, it was investigated by u.s. attorney's office as a possible crime. and the guy who investigated it, the u.s. attorney for the southern district of manhattan at the time, james comey. marcus. >> thanks, scott. other local stories for you now, work continues to figure out what started a fire. this was at a california teachers association building. this is the mt. hamilton council spot in san jose. daytime video shows what fire crews brought out. you can see right there a burned chair there as well as other debris. a video from overnight shows the flames. it took firefighters just about 20 minutes to put out that fire. we don't know how that fire
started. new allegations against a milpitas high school music teacher already facing a sexual assault charge. he turned himself in two weeks ago. he's accused of inappropriately touching a fellow staff member last year. a student now claims that he assaulted her last year as well. police rearrested him and he is in custody on the new charge. in danville the search is on for the driver of this toyota prius. police believe it belongs to a robbery suspect. the crime happened yesterday afternoon in a safeway parking lot. that suspect met a man with the hopes of buying an apple watch but the suspect threatened a buyer and then stole his wallet. let's take a live look at oracle arena this morning. warriors fans ready for another championship, and the road to the title goes through the cleveland cavaliers. take a look in fact at this video. this is what it's all about, that larry o'brien trophy.
it is now four times in a row that the cavs and dubs have faced off in the finals. it's all shiny and ready to go. the warriors have won twice, the cavs back in 2016. so tonight it all tips off at 6:00. i think it's pretty safe to say, go warriors. >> oh, yeah, warrior fans. you can now see kevin durant flying over the bay area in about a half an hour. >> look at that wing span. >> look at it. this is alaska airlines. as you said, the swing span there stretches 50 feet, a bit longer than his actual wing span. so this is flying into oakland from seattle. this is due in about 11:45 this morning. so we'll see k.d. in the air. >> i thought it was cool being on the inside of a bus. we're tracking all the warriors movements on our facebook page. show your support by posting photos and you can comment on all of the stories. maybe you'll be lucky enough to get one of those golden shirts
they have all ready for tonight's game. coming up, we're just days away from the california primary. who's running in the polls and who's rising there. you can actually see where you can get all that information you need to know. plus high-speed rail coming to san francisco. where you might be able to pick it up. and check out our social media pages. we actually just posted an info graph. san francisco and oakland are among the cities with the most expensive groceries. this is according to the report in the sf. you can buy a banana for 79 cents. that's 22 cents above the median price. stay with us. markets
> and there you have it, the opening bell at the new york stock exchange where things are not looking so good. the dow dropped 300 points after the eu and canada say they will retaliate to trump's tariffs. we still don't know which sears stores are going to close. the company announcing this morning it's actually shutting down 72 more stores. they're not making any money. merchandise sales are down 30%
from this time last year. sears last had an increase in sales back in 2011. in a sign of the times, sears started selling appliances on amazon last summer. the high-speed rail project will eventually connect l.a. to san francisco, but city planners still need to figure out how the new electrified cal trains will get to the salesforce transit center. "the examiner" reports the city is considering three options. the first would have the trains enter a tunnel near 4th and king street. the second has a tunnel on pennsylvania avenue and 22nd street. now, the third has trains entering a subway on 3rd street under the warriors new chase center. now, according to "the examiner," the city planners actually prefer the pennsylvania avenue option because it would have the least impact. the board of supervisors is expected to weigh in by august. tracking your vote. in decision 2018, new numbers show growing support for republican businessman john cox
in california's governor race. lieutenant governor gavin newsom is expanding his lead. newsom has 33% support. cox is up to 20%. former l.a. mayor antonio villaraigosa has 13% support. 12% prefer republican assemblyman travis allen. here are the other candidates as well. state treasurer john chung at 7% and delaine eastin at 4%. the top two finishers in tuesday's primary compete head-to-head in november. nbcbayarea.com is making it easier for you to get up to speed on the candidates and the issues. we posted a brand new election section on our website. check it out. also set your dvr and be sure to tune into nbc bay area at noon on sunday, where we'll be rebroadcasting the gubernatorial debate that we put on earlier this month.
check it out or even rewatch it, it was such a great debate. you can watch the top six candidates take on issues that matter to all californians. and the cost of housing sky high in the bay area. some worry minorities are facing even more hurdles. the federal government monitors lending patterns by banks to make sure that all the applicants are treated fairly. but investigative reporter liz wagner found that the data used to detect discrimination may be missing some key statistics. >> reporter: when you apply for a home loan, banks are required to ask what's your race? lenders have to report that information to the federal government. but when we crunched the data in california, we found some surprising results. one of the largest lenders is routinely reporting mortgage data with race information missing. local cities rely on this information to identify discrimination in their cities. cities like concord. >> what does the lack of race and ethnicity information mean
to a city and county trying to do this analysis? >> it is harder for us to determine if there is any -- what the impacts are or who's receiving loans or who's being denied loans. so it is harder to get at if there is any unequal treatment. >> coming up tonight, we'll show you the mortgage lender at the center of this problem and explain why this trend could be catching on. that's tonight at 11:00 on nbc bay area news. like this story, our investigative unit is always looking for a story to find out more about. send them a tip. call 888-996-tips or send them an e-mail. go to nbcbayar nbcbayarea.com/weinvestigate. maybe you need to do some planning weatherwise. cool, hot, getting a mix of both as we check in with kari. >> it started out hot on memorial day and we are taking a break now but it is going to get hot just in time for the
weekend. you can see just a few clouds rolling by over the golden gate bridge. overall it's a very nice day but it's been cool and windy. the cool air extends over toward oakland as well as we look at oracle arena and also the coliseum. this area is going to be really busy today because we've got that early afternoon game at the coliseum and then the warriors game later on tonight. as we look at the forecast, first for the a's, game, first pitch at 12:35, it will be 61 degrees. we'll only make it into the low 60s today and the skies will be clearing. great weather out there. then turning cool tonight in time for the warriors game and that will be tipping off at 6:00. it will be 60 degrees and then cooling down to the mid-50s later on tonight as our skies stay clear. if you can't afford to make it to the warriors game tonight, maybe head over to concord where we do have some free music and also the market summer concert series beginning today. this will be starting at 6:30.
we'll be at 68 degrees and some low 60s as we go into tonight. overall a really nice one. and enjoying cooler weather for the south bay with our highs today up to 69 degrees in morgan hill. looking at the east bay, we're going to see low 70s in spots like antioch and concord while much of the east bay will be in the lower 60s and upper 50s for half moon bay. right on the other side of those hills, it's not going to be as windy and the temperatures reaching up to 67 in palo alto, 57 on the embarcadero and the north bay low 70s for santa rosa over toward napa. and it's looking like it's going to turn really hot in napa valley over the weekend. so tomorrow we go from the low 70s to the mid-80s, and 92 degrees on saturday. still in the low 90s on sunday. plan accordingly. maybe you're making plans to head in the beach. in santa cruz it's going to be nice and comfortable, highs in the upper 70s with breezy winds. just a touch cooler on sunday with highs there in the lower
70s. our seven-day forecast, we have all kinds of temperatures here. 70 today, 81 tomorrow, and 93 degrees on saturday. as high pressure builds, it's going to keep us from having any strong winds and the heat is going to build. then it backs off and moves off to the east and we'll gradually see the onshore flow bringing in cooler temperatures, but that ocean breeze will be strong enough to keep san francisco from getting too hot. we'll be in the upper 60s for the weekend and mostly sunny skies, cooling it down early next week. i'll talk about some more things going on this weekend and the forecast coming up a little bit later. >> sounds good, thanks, kari. coming up, how well can you spell? bay area students facing off against the rest of the country. mike is breaking down the competition. but first, happening now, fewer people are smoking. the world health organization says the number is down worldwide, especially among women. but it's not all good news here. only one in eight countries is on track to meet a 2025 tobacco
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full-fledged dynasty. if they win -- it )s 3 championships in 4 years. history could be made. the warriors on the edge of a dynasty. wouldn't you like to be lucky enough to get one of those shirts and seat in one of the seats? i guess the cheapest seats right now are $308. >> i've got $8. >> okay. i'll make that 8 and raise you a little bit. >> but you know a lot of people are talking about this online. we're staying on top of what's trending online as well as at nbcbayarea.com. >> mike seems a little anxious to leave. >> we're not only worried about the warriors and the championship, i'm worried about this, how our local kids are doing at the scripps spelling bee. let's give you the update online. we have our story there online and will give you a closer look. the final started earlier this morning and we had four spellers still in the game. you can stream the competition online. i was doing it for work and
streaming it online. let's take a look at what they're doing. you see on the bottom, you can spell along with her. that's typically what's going on. that's how we used to watch the spelling bee. i want to show you how we're so hooked. this is our man from san jose and on the right you see the choices. and that's easier than it is for these kids. this is another one of the four locals. anish will be the last one i'll show. there are no choices. they show the part of speech and the definition over there in the yellow as well. these will fill in as the kids get information. you see how the kids are using their techniques. greek versus latin, what kind of
root it is and figuring out how to spell these words they have never heard of in their life. >> it's interesting to see who's the visual type. >> and one girl is a keyboardist and she does this, writing. >> we all learn differently. >> i'm learning from them. we had four in the finals. we have one remaining. the seventh round knocked three of our four out-the-do. anish just got through and she spelled acomotage. i had to write that word in the prompter. >> always impressed by them. >> so continue to follow them and the warriors and whatever else matters in the world. nbcbayarea.com, guys. root on our local teams. >> thanks a lot, mike. coming up, a judge up for recall speaks to supporters and opponents. the reason he is standing by his
sentencing for former stanford swimmer, brock turner. when the worst oil spill hit san francisco, first responders went to work. and mayor gavin newsom, he went to hawaii. man: newsome left the day after the spill for a four-day vacation in hawaii. the same gavin who said his job as lieutenant governor was so dull, he only showed up for work at the state capitol one day a week, tops. gavin's not gonna work as governor.
embattled judge "aaron persky" speaking out against a recall fighting for his job and for, he says, the rule of law. embattled judge aaron persky speaking out against a recall vote on the june ballot. >> the judge has faced relentless criticism since handing down what some call a lenient sentence to convicted sf stanford swimmer, brock turner. >> but he is silent no more. please welcome judge aaron persky. >> we must follow the rule of law. we must not follow the rule of public opinion. we cannot. >> reporter: the judge joined supporters including other superior court judges and district attorney jeff rosen who liked others criticized persky's
sentencing of brock turn but is against the recall. >> what needed to happen is to change the law so that the next brock turner will go to prison, and the law was changed. >> reporter: he acknowledged the feelings he gets. >> some day you might be on the right side of the law and the wrong side of public opinion. when you step into a courtroom before a judge, you will expect, you will request, you will demand a judge who will follow the rule of law. >> reporter: but recall advocates say they're angry over the tactics of some persky supporters who advocates say have attacked the credibility of the assault victim. >> what won would feel comfortable or safe having her sexual assault case adjudicated by judge persky after these kinds of statements has come from his campaign and he has not disavowed them. we could learn more about accused golden state killer. the judge expected to decide if some evidence could be made
public. several media outlets want the arrest and search warrants of suspect joseph deangelo. the judge says he's declined to give some of the information. today attorneys will debate what needs to be redacted. the information could be released as early as tomorrow. well, the teenager accused of a deadly stabbing at sonoma state university is expected to appear in court. two weeks ago police arrested 19-year-old tyler bratton. he stabbed a 26-year-old acquaintance in a student dorm. witnesses told police that it followed a loud altercation and that bratton told him that he was defending himself. so far he has not entered a plea. continuing coverage now, danville police need your help in a bizarre investigation. officers want to talk to this man. they think he might know something about a pipe bomb that exploded in the east bay over the weekend. investigators say he was driving this car, a white sedan,
possibly a jaguar x. you may recall on sunday night a small pipe bomb exploded. that blast damaged two cars. no one was hurt. up to nine san francisco police officers caught in a notorious texting scandal now face dismissal after a state appeals court ruling. 2015 then police chief greg sur recommended firing five of the nine officers. federal investigators discovered the texts during a separate probe. the officers argued by law too much time passed before the department took action. since then, the case has been in limbo. yesterday a state appeals court overturned the lower court ruling, blocking disciplinary proceedings. president trump still talking about roseanne this morning, again demanding an apology for himself from abc. roseanne did tweet a string of apologies after comparing a
former obama advisor to a ape. she started defending some co-stars and fighting with others. here's one, blasting her television son. quote, you throw me under the bus. nice. here's another quote. i just wish abc had not thrown two of the greats actors in the world out with me, laurie, metcalf, and john goodman. another writing in part, quote, i'm not a racist. i never was and i never will be. of course the damage is done. her show has been cancelled, reruns pulled. she's scheduled to talk on a podcast tomorrow. some may be really interested to listen. some may be just done with roseanne. a search called off after a mysterious sighting. debris from a boat prompts an intense search by the coast guard yesterday. this is yesterday afternoon. someone actually spotted pieces of that boat along with clothes and even a life jacket on the beach.
the coast guard launched the chopper to search for any signs of life. after a tip, the coast guard believes the boat's full name is barca del rio. >> they continued to run variations of the vessel's name through our databases. >> authorities don't have any reports of accidents or even mayday calls. the search could be relaunched if the coast guard gets new information here. a developing story. an intense search for a cop killer in nashville, tennessee. police have already arrested and charged a woman overnight in connection with the case. tammy dixon is in dixon, tennessee, with the latest. >> reporter: the state wide manhunt has been going on roughly 24 hours. last night they arrested one person, a woman, 38-year-old erica castro miles.
she's been booked into jail on first-degree murder. they also issued an arrest warrant for steven wiggins. he is considered armed and dangerous. the way this all went down is yesterday sergeant daniel baker answered a call for a suspicious vehicle. after his colleagues didn't hear from him for a while, they used gps to track his vehicle and found him dead in his car. investigators say evidence led them to steven wiggins as a suspect. we know that he has a long criminal history, that he is considered armed and dangerous. >> we just ask for your help so that we can hold this person responsible and fully accountable. >> reporter: overnight police upped the reward to $12,500 for any information leading to his arrest. >> it is my prayer to god that our court will be fair to him on the punishment he receives. >> reporter: reporting outside nashville, tennessee, tammy
leitner, nbc news. this concerns a school district in upheaval. this could affect you in the south bay. tonight advocates are organizing an event that may shape the future. earlier this week parents protested ahead of an alum rock school district meeting. the board is under intense scrutiny due to conflict of interest allegations in connection to construction contracts. many people also believe that the board is in a power struggle with the district superintendent. tonight a grassroots group holds a voters forum ahead of next week's school board election. how are kids doing in the city? today we'll get details on the state of the early child care and education system in san francisco. a new report is due out this morning. overnight we looked back through the council's 2017 report saying the city needs to improve access to licensed and subsidized programs. cat lovers at google are to blame for a dwindling owl
population. that's what some wildlife activists are claiming. the group of google employees have set up feeding stations on mountain view campus to help with feral cats nearby. the cats are actually hunting the owls, threatening the species. >> they're increasing the number of predators going after the owls just by putting out cat food. >> google is studying the issue and will make a decision in the near future. this could affect your travel plans. a critical day in las vegas. tens of thousands of casino workers could walk off the job if they don't reach a new contract by midnight. housekeepers, cooks, bartenders want more money and benefits. if they walk off the job, mgm resort and caesar's entertainment could lose $10 million a day. and back here in the bay area, it is all about the finals. this is what the arena looks like inside. it's bathed in yellow. tipoff in just a few hours.
if you're lucky enough to head over what the game, what will the weather hold? >> it's going to be nice and breezy. if you're going from fremont to oakland, it will start can cool temperatures and still kind of windy. it's going to be in the mid-60s the rest of the day. overall a cool one but it's about to heat up. more on that coming up next. buying your silence. more companies are doing that, so what do you do about it? i'm consumer investigator chris.
common with stormy daniels. ...a confidentiality welcome back, everyone. nbc bay area responds to consumers that have something in common with stormy daniels. >> we're talking about a confidentiality agreement and our consumer investigator says that you too could easily encounter a confidentiality clause. >> exactly right. you don't have to get into a spat with the president to end up face-to-face with a contract that says you've got to keep your lips sealed. our consumer investigative center has taken many calls from people who had problems with the product or service that in the end the company involved requires a confidentiality agreement to get a refund. no interviews with us, no social media about the dispute, no disclosure at all forever. some lawyers and legal scholars are being more businesses hushing up consumers who speak up. they caution you to be careful. >> if you think about it, all this is to the benefit of the company so of course they're going to adopt it.
>> so what do you do if you're asked to sign a confidentiality clause? tonight at 6:00, experts weigh in so you can make sure your silence is in your best interests. if you have a consumer complaint, please call us, 888-996-tips or nbcbayarea.com/responds. i'll join you again tonight at 6:00. >> sounds good, chris. right now the governor of north carolina says a state of emergency is in effect right now. heavy rains, flooding and even mudslides turned deadly. >> they're having a really tough time. two people confirmed dead. their home in asheville collapsed. kerry sanders has more. >> reporter: overnight heavy rain pounding parts of the southeast, forcing thousands to evacuate. a landslide in boone, north carolina, triggered a gas explosion that leveled a house, killing two people. >> reported to be the garage has exploded and taken out part of
the house. >> reporter: the six plus inches of rain from subtropical storm alberto causing mudslides, closing more than 50 roads, including interstate 40 in both directions. this drone video shows the city of asheville, north carolina, drenched in flooded streets. they're managing water releases from the north fork reservoir dam. east of nashville, flooding at this campground in marion, creating a heart-breaking mess for families who have been coming here for generations. >> years of memories with all of our friends. our kids grew up here and now the grandkids are coming. i cried the minute i hit the road up here because you could see it. it's very bad. >> reporter: down south in marion, alabama, low-lying fields underwater, roads washed away. >> i cannot get out of my house, y'all. i'm trapped inside my house. >> reporter: meantime this morning in virginia a swift water rescue team is out searching for two people after their car was swept away in a
flash flood. back in north carolina, the floodwaters so powerful it washed a dump truck down river. while some faced with dangerous conditions evacuated, others, like bonnie robinson, decided to shelter in place. >> i thought we were going to lose our house. >> did you evacuate? >> no, we didn't. >> why did you stay? >> we stayed because we knew -- we've been through these floods before. >> but like this? >> no. it's never been this bad. >> reporter: in the last 24 hours in the blue ridge mountains here in western north carolina, the national weather service says they have measured upwards of 7 inches of rain, and more rain is predicted today. kerry sanders, nbc news, boone, north carolina. >> they're really having a tough time of it there. >> absolutely. we could use a little rain here. >> we really didn't get much at all throughout the month of may and now we're about to go in the month of june. we're going to see a lot of sunshine as we get a live look outside in sunol.
a few clouds starting to mix in. it's still cool there but it's nice to say we're taking a break from the very hot weather. here's a live look outside in palo alto and our temperatures will only make it into the low 60s for the rest of the afternoon. with those breezy winds, it may feel a little cooler out there but great weather for getting out there and being active with our highs today in the south bay only reaching 65 in cupertino and 67 in downtown san jose. 63 degrees in oakland and concord. expect a high of 71 degrees. upper 50s for half moon bay while palo alto will reach 67 degrees and daly city up to 58. still windy in san francisco. those winds rushing in from the west at 18 miles per hour. and it will be a little bit cooler as well for the north bay. mill valley and novato staying in the 60s for the afternoon. and the wind forecast, that's the thing you really notice as you step out there. the winds coming in from the northwest in san francisco
sustained about 23 miles an hour. we talked about how the wind gets funneled through some of our mountain gaps where the winds could pick up to 40 miles an hour today. tomorrow high pressure will move in and our temperatures will be going up, so not as much of a breeze. that's when a lot of people will head to spots like monterey where friday it's up to 66 degrees and low 70s on saturday. sunday 67 degrees. cooler there, but really hot in the tri-valley, going all the way up to 83 tomorrow and 94 degrees on saturday. sunday it comes down just a bit, but it's still going to be pretty hot out there with a lot of sunshine. one of the more comfortable places you can go would be woodside at the filoli flower show. on saturday, high temperatures will reach into the upper 70s. our seven-day forecast, we've got temperatures in here for everybody. if you like it cool, today's your day. tomorrow a little bit warmer, up to 81 degrees. if you like the hot weather,
looking for going to the pool or the water parks, it's going to be in the low 90s. and then cooling down early next week as some of the kids enjoy their first week off from school. san francisco upper 50s today and upper 60s for the weekend. a little cooler next week as we get a stronger, onshore flow. marcus and laura. >> coming up here, a new warning before you buy a used car. there's a flood of cars hitting the market. the problem is, they were in a flood. what you need to look for before buying one.
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we are talking about flood cars... vehicles that have been through awful storms -- then re-sold like nothing is wrong. an important buyer beware. vehicles that have been through awful storms and then resold like nothing's wrong. >> jeff rossen has a warning and some tips you need to protect yourself. >> reporter: the images tell the story. cars floating in treacherous floodwaters, and last year's storms were especially devastating. during hurricane harvey and hurricane irma alone, more than
637,000 cars were damaged, engulfed by water, and some of those cars ended up here in this flooded car graveyard. just how many? let's show you. we have our nbc drone up. we're going to bring you up and give you some perspective. believe it or not, this is just a fraction of the flooded-out cars from hurricane harvey and hurricane irma. these are only the people that turned their cars in to their insurance companies. but around here, over 60% of the people don't have any car insurance. experts say they could try to resell these flooded cars on the open market across the country without ever telling you there's a problem. >> from all the dirt and debris this has been in a major flood. but somebody for a couple thousand dollars could clean it up, sell it to an unsuspecting buyer and everything is great until they're driving it down the road and the electronics go out and then you've got a bomb on your hands. >> reporter: he bought this 2012
chevy silverado for $14,000 from a licensed dealership in texas. >> the truck looks pretty good from the outside. >> it looks really good. almost brand new. >> the tires look pretty new. >> yep. >> no sign of any water damage. >> yep. these look pretty good. >> look around. this is something you see on any car lot. let's go inside and see what it looks like in here. i'm curious. it doesn't smell musty or like anything bad. >> yeah, it smells good. >> and the upholstery, the upholstery is mine. it looks pretty new for a used car. did you test drive this before you bought it? >> yeah, i test drove it. it road fine, nice and smooth. >> no red flags? >> no red flags. >> but soon he realized something was wrong. >> these automatic locks, they don't work. so i took it to a mechanic after that. >> and that's when it all started unraveling. >> yeah, it just went downhill from this. >> he called our nbc affiliate in houston. >> why don't you show me on the truck. >> the station brought the car
to two independent mechanics for a full inspection. >> this has been spray painted. this was probably all rusted out and they tried to cover it up. >> this is wet, is damp. >> the national insurance crime bureau ran the vin number and it turns out this car was in florida during hurricane irma. this car was in a storm in florida and ended up here. >> it ended up in texas somehow. >> this could really impact anybody across the country buying a car right now. >> it could happen to anybody. >> reporter: so how can you tell if you're buying a flood car? experts say there are telltale signs. >> be on the lookout for condensation. >> in the light. >> it's had water in there. >> yeah. >> there are other clues too that a car was underwater, like rust or core roeocean on the engine. too late for kenton, now stuck with this. >> you don't drive this car, do you? >> i don't drive it ever, it's
too dangerous. >> so after jeff rossen spoke with kenton, he went to the dealership that sold him that car. the dealership sent an inspector to examine it and the dealership says they found no evidence of flood damage and hasn't refunded him his money. kenton says he's planning to take that dealership to court. >> we'll be right back. i call it like i see it. the race for governor has turned into a scam. gavin newsom's trying to elect a republican who was endorsed by trump. and villaraigosa's being bankrolled by a handful of billionaires. it's everything that's wrong with politics.
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we're counting down until tipoff. the bay area all rooting for the dubs against, i don't know, some team from cleveland. >> it's so funny, though, when you hear the a. >> announcer: -- the announcers and they're like lebron james, and then steph curry. so excited about the game. we're going to have some great weather, 70 degrees. tomorrow starts to crank up the heat. it's going to be really hot this weekend. low 90s for the inland areas. san francisco, we'll see temperatures a little warmer but staying nice with 60s across the board. >> well, enjoy today. thanks for joining us. our next newscast is coming up at 5:00. >> don't forget to join us tomorrow morning starting at 4:30 for "today in the bay." have a great one. thanks for joining us. happening now: we all know guys like gavin. happening now:
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