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and $200 off each stressless sofa seat. don't wait, it's time for stressless. shop today. right now at 4:30, bundle up. we are checking tprepblgid temperatures. the strategy local leaders are now taking alongside the fbi. a warring from santa clara's top doctor, the reason she said this is one of the most challenges times of the pandemic. this is "today in the bay." good friday morning. thank you for joining us.
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i am laura garcia. >> i am marcus washington. we will have a look at the commute in just a bit with mike, but first let's start with the chilly temperatures. not chilly, just down right cold. we will see upper 30s as you head out the door. in some spots we had to deal with freezing conditions, and as cold as it is now, it will be colder tonight. we will see temperatures dipping. our temperatures will reach 50 degrees in san francisco. we will see a high of 56 in san josé, and 52 in livermore. we are going to also be seeing, once again, more cold temperatures tonight so brace for that. we'll talk more about that coming up in a few minutes. wrong-way driver was for the south bay on somebody going
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southbound on 85. they did get somebody pulled over and are taking care of business. no lanes blocked. watch that out of cupertino into sunnyvale, and we just started to see sensors change. only north bay fog and definitely cold. back to you. an adult was found dead inside a home in pittsburg. we're cold it was from carbon dioxide. -- carbon monoxide. the children are okay. today in the bay's cheryl
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hurd explains. gilroy high school not taking chances. it will be closed and this is why, the gilroy police department says although the threats don't appear to be credible, they are being taken seriously. the same reaction all over the bay area. the threat trending on tiktok, saying the school shootings will take place on friday. >> a lot of the challenges they throw out there to kids put them in a bad situation. >> challenges we have all seen before, encouraging young kids to do wild things like destroying the school bathroom, and the benicia police
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department said this challenge is putting a strain of school resources. however, most schools will remain open. >> what's the point of this? is it, like, gaining some sort of satisfaction? >> the fbi says it's aware and is trying to determine if the threat is credible tiktok releasing a statement saying we are looking into law enforcement and warnings even though we have not found -- >> what can you do? they stay one step ahead of us. >> the question is why are they doing that? and then the risk of getting omicron, and today in the bay's
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ian cole has more from santa clara county fair grounds. >> santa clara county has now 10 confirmed omicron variant cases, and they have been testing for it in the county's four sewage site. it's showing up in all four sites. >> when i look around the corner ahead, what i see is a deluge of omicron. >> so far cases continue to be mild. 80% of the entire county is now vaccinated, but only 44% have a booster. >> those who are 50 years and older, and that's the highest risk and that's the population we want to make sure have gotten their booster or are planning to get one.
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>> the uk is usually a look at what we can see in the coming weeks. >> we have not made any little small mandates or changes around who can do what in what setting, rather we are focusing on all-out effort to let the public know how important it is to get a booster. >> with omicron here and travel season under way, there was a steady stream of people coming to get boosted at the county fair grounds. >> we will take a trip and we wanted that extra layer of protection that is pretty readily available. no real excuse not to do it. >> the county is urging people to check in with their own health care provider first before booking it with the county so it doesn't overwhelm their system. let's take a peek outside. look at that san francisco
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skyline this morning. see how clear it is. you can see the moon. it's cold as well. frigid friday across the bay area. not freaky friday, not yet. kari has a look at the forecast. it's a cold one. >> yes, it is. this is that last friday of fall so we will head into winter next week. we are already feeling the winter temperatures, and sunshine, the weekend is looking dry but we will have another storm coming in next week and we are going to be talking all about that. let's get a live look outside right now in walnut creek. our temperatures are only in the upper 30s as you are stepping out the door. then we will see the 30s sticking with us and a very slow warm-up -- actually, not much of a warm-up today and we will see the temperatures only reach into the low 50s, so we be watching that. mike, what are you watching
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for the commute? >> the cones finally cleared in the last couple of minutes. there were crews there and leftover from some sort of crash or incident on the bridge, and north of there we are looking at the potential of fog there and a smooth flow of traffic. this is counter commute eastbound, no slowing towards the antioch bridge, and the rest of the bay looks great right now. back to you. >> thanks, mike. next here on "today in the bay," we'll tell you the why uber eats plans to send you your next meal. bud light getting ready to launch and getting ready to hit your store shelves. we'll talk about it. you're watching "today in the bay."
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good friday morning. right now at 4:40, grab a heavier coat as you are heading out the door. heads up that our temperatures are only in the mid-30s in some spots across the bay area and only 40 in san josé, and may dip a few more degrees around sunrise. we will have more weather like this tomorrow morning and then talk about incoming rain in a few minutes. oakland showing a nice slow drive, and by the coliseum, we are seeing smoother traffic.
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let's check in with silvanna. good morning. wall street up for a mixed open this morning after stocks fell yesterday led by a selloff in the tech sector. investors may be shifting away from tech in companies as they borrow money to help expand business. the nasdaq on track for its third negative week in the past four. uber is teaming up with an autonomous vehicle maker hyundai, and customers will pick
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from certain restaurants. anheuser-busch will roll out cola flavors. it will have no sugar or caffein with 100 calories and 5% alcohol. the announcement follows similar moves with sam adams. >> lots of flavors. >> i still don't like it. >> yeah, me neither. fresh snow in the sierra. but did it make a difference? next on "today in the bay," we check in with berkeley sierra snow lab about the latest storm that pounded the tahoe area and
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4:46 right now. welcome back. the storm this week dumped a lot of snow around the mountains in lake tahoe, but what about our drought? bay area reservoirs low because we did not get a lot of snow last winter. we talked about what this latest storm means for our drought. >> at this point in time the
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drought we are in is so severe that it's not likely that maybe three or four of these events would pull us out of it. we need to have as much above average snowfall as possible. >> he said in order to make a dent in recovery from the drought, we need to have storms like this week every month this winter and for a few more seasons. >> wow. >> yeah, i remember some storms with the snow piled so high, driving through truckee you could not even see the stores. >> wow. >> yeah, we are saying it will take years to dig out of a drought like this because it took years to get into it.
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the sierra snowpack, we are where we should be for normal even after all the snowfall we had, this is what we are supposed to have at this point. it's nice to see we are back at that point and we just need it to continue. in fremont, we are so cold in some of the spots in the east bay. we're in the low 40s right now. we will see it slowly rising in the low 50s today. we are getting ready for the next storm system coming in next week, but we have a dry weekend ahead. temperatures only reaching into the mid-50s. 56 in san josé. 54 in gilroy, and for the east bay we are looking at a high of 54 in danville, and san francisco reaching about 50 degrees today in the mission district and marina district. napa today, 52 degrees there. it's going to be cool.
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we're going to cool down again tonight. we have been talking about this next storm system coming in, although it looks more delayed compared to previous forecasts, and we have scattered activity and tuesday is when the more measurable rain arrives when we will see another atmospheric river moving in, and it doesn't look at this point as strong as the previous ones we have had but will bring additional rainfall, possibly one to two inches of rain. for sierra snow, another foot to two feet in some of the ski resorts. once again, it's nice to see all of this but we need to continue to see the storms as we go through the rest of our winter. check out what to do for the cold temperatures. make sure you are bringing in the plants, taking care of pets and animals, and then we will
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have the rain moving in mainly starting on monday into tuesday. mike, how sit looking for the commute? >> drier than yesterday and light track. a hit-and-run reported for fremont. around thornton, 84 jogs over there to the dumbarton bridge. the crash not showing slowing but it could be blocking one lane for activity as they get the paperwork done towards the shoulder area as well. no big call-outs, right now just a little build. lighter drive right now out of the north bay or two the north bay, no problem. we still have that crash on leverage. a man accused of killing a co-worker at tesla faced a judge yesterday. he got into an argument with one
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of his co workers, and -- this was on monday. they say that so lima walked off the job. the victim only worked for tesla for three weeks and left a daughter. >> this job at tesla meant the world to him. he was happy and trying to get his life turned around. >> the suspect is expected into a plea in january. a safety plan. the governor promised more money for the city's budget and newsom
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will unveil his budget next month. 47-year-old o'connor faces 39 felony and misdemeanor charges including child endangerment and sexual battery. in october authorities arrested her at her new home in idaho where she faces similar accusations. san josé, two cars were involved where one driver died at the hospital. 4:52 right now. after the break we will visit the clinic that was given a major surprise by the bay area couple. starting in the new year, the state will require all plastic drink containers to be
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more than two weeks prior. christmas has come early for one of the bay area's most important institutions. in oakland their mission goes well beyond health care. >> every child who comes to their checkup gets a book so they can develop their own home library. there's more opportunity. >> yesterday they got a huge boost courtesy of steph and ayesha curry announced they are going to fully fund their literacy program, not just in oakland but in every one of the bay area facilities, and not just getting one book but five books. join us for nbc bay area news
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tonight at 5:00 and 6:00 to find out more. next here on "today in the bay," we are live from one of the busiest shipping centers as they work to get your holiday gifts shipped out on time. you'll be heading out to the post office or shopping today with cold temperatures right now only at 34 degrees in napa, and it's reach into the low 40s and 50s today. our look at the next round of rain, coming up. bridge crews removing the center divide, and easy drive on the golden gate bridge. we'll talk about what else we will see, coming up. christmas in the park. that will get you in the holiday mood. it's a cold one at that.
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pull out a coat, maybe a little scarf, sweater, layer up. that's on the itinerary today. more news ahead.
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previous variant. >> a new warning from the bay's top health leaders, and the precautions everybody is being asked to take to limit the spread. we will take you inside one major shipping facility making sure your gifts arrive on time. this is "today in the bay." very good friday morning to you. 5:00 right now. we traditionally broad to your television, but we are also streaming live on i am laura garcia. >> i am marcus washington. kari, is it going to stay cold all day? >> yes, pretty much. i mean, you want to make sure that you have a nice warm coat for today. we're starting out with cold temperatures even in san francisco where the sky is clear. we have a temperature of 42 degrees. you head down to san josé and it's 38, and 38


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