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start this morning with a check of weather and traffic. unfortunately, john, we won't have a fireworks show. >> in san i know seeing that actually can be because i was. >> looking for those fireworks, but i know this year is just making for a couple of road bumps for a lot of people that are. >> maybe making their plans for new years, maybe adjusting those last minute too half moon bay is going to be a beautiful place to be once the sun does come up today. it is a cold start to the morning, but half moon, bay or coastal areas. a little more mild in inland areas are this morning. those clear skies have allowed our inland spots to drop, especially cold in tonight with more clear conditions. those same inland areas are likely to fall below freezing again, especially in the north bay as low as the 30's to even upper 20's for some areas. so if you are heading outside for new year's tonight. please bundle up. san jose and fremont at 37 degrees right now. we're looking at livermore dublin conquered in the mid 30's. look at this up in the north bay santa rosa below freezing at 30 degrees
napa right at freezing at 32. so those extra layers get to come in handy on this new year's eve reyna is all ready to go for 2 years. she's got the best dressed up or on and look at some alright road. see exactly. john just wanted to come dressed. i would have to change at all since will just be celebrating at home anyways. >> but we do have some issues on the roads to tell you about. starting out here in oakland westbound 24 it called a cop lane. you have an accident there. the left bore there as you're traveling through the called the cove tunnel that is closed while they try to get that accident, taking care of. >> also another accident. i'm seeing delays out of fremont northbound 8.80, north of dull bulevar. so we're seeing a slight delay as you're traveling through fremont union city in that area heading into the city right now about a 7 minute drive to make it to that fremont street exit. once you do reach the maze heading across towards the peninsula. you're out about a 14 minute commute for you. this morning out of richmond across towards center fell 7 minutes for your drive year and the golden gate bridge a 20 minute drive. 37
to the toll. so we'll have more weather and traffic coming up. but we'll send it back to you. >> i got to tell you, reyna has our back. she came over because she came back from the oscar. she's dressel glamorously. she gave me this flower so i can join the party because i look so boring. so thank you so much for that another person ready for the party. sarah stinson. and if you're having a party tonight, you've got to be careful as bay area officials are saying this face an omicron variant not going anywhere. sarah joins us now to show us how we can party safely. sarah. >> well, you put on a sparkly dress. i have a little light shows missed 3 already to go over everyone's asleep here. but this is what you can do. you can get on zoom with your friends and put on a sparkling just put on a suit grab the champagne and just do a virtual cheers to 2020 2 believe that bay area health officials really urging people
to do something like that, something safer to take these types of precautions because we've seen omicron spreading like crazy, especially vaccinated, not vaccinated boost or not this or so this is the recommendation. but there's no restrictions in place right now across the bay area as we've seen in years prior 2020, we had lot of restrictions in place. most of the major san events have been canceled so people who had plans. but we don't have plans now had to and now bay area health officials are worried there's going to be a lot huge house parties with people getting close to one another. no ventilation. so a lot of health officials are saying limited to those who are fully vaccinated and hopefully boosted as well. people who attend gatherings are advised to wear tights. good fitting mask indoors and tests for the virus prior to attending they're also saying for people to for unvaccinated to just stay home, be careful avoid
holiday events and traveling for that matter, people are planning to hold a party for new year's health officials say omicron spreads very easily. so outdoor gatherings are the best kind in terms of safety and making sure they're small at that. let's hear now from the red counties spokesperson and how you can stay safe. >> people as we prepare new year's eve celebrations to play safe. if you do choose to have a traditional celebration need keep that gathering small plenty of ventilation you know, if you if possible we understand that's not a celebration that even consider a virtual celebration, especially if your family members are these vulnerable older adults underlying medical conditions among any or family members. you know, this are in the mood to celebrate that this isn't the front of spreading so rapidly throughout the area. >> it sure is. now there's no fireworks as we've been
talking about and san francisco. so we're not going see the beautiful fireworks. people are going to be gathering down there and it is going to very, very chilly. so i feel like a lot of people are going to be staying indoors. and if you are kind of follows some of the tips i gave earlier to keep yourself safe. well, you ready to get some kind of suit stood to i have a suit ready to go. my sweat suit as i try to make it to 09:00pm. i was talking to john. >> i'm trying to push it to 10. so will he. so if you get it you from 10:00pm. that's a major accomplishment for me because i haven't seen midnight in a long time. >> but this is this is my holiday so i always stay up past midnight no matter it mean this time working the morning show. so it's going to be a little tough, maybe we're all going need a bit of a nap. >> yeah. if you are say over 30 years old of icu at 08:00pm this a 100% chance. you took a nap in the afternoon. thank you so much, sir, for that
report. another big story many cities on the east coast like new york. they are seeing spikes in young children being hospitalized for covid and that is raising concerns that we could soon see the very same thing right here in the bay area. kron four's taylor spoke with local infectious disease expert doctor peter chin. hong. >> whether or not this is the calm before the storm. >> remains to be seen in the east coast says been a four-fold increase in pediatric hospitalizations in the new york area. chicago, watching to see what will happen. but the bay area's interesting because a lot of people around this kids are vaccinated, one of the highest rates of vaccines in the country. despite rising omicron cases and hospitalizations among children and other large cities. >> infectious disease specialist at ucsf. doctor peter chin-hong remains hopeful for several reasons for one, he says hospitalizations here in the
bay area still remain relatively low in 2. the omicron variant doesn't appear to be more severe in kids than previous trance between ucsf benioff children's hospitals in san francisco and oakland doctor chin-hong says a high of 15 children were hospitalized with covid in september compared to only 5 hospitalized now, at the end of december. however, if the bay area were to follow trends on the east coast. doctor chin-hong believes the surge would be short-lived maybe that we'll see a in kids here in the area. that's more pronounced than what we have right now. >> but what we do know about omicron so far is that it believes in, but it also blazes out. so my feeling is. you know, we see that surge. it's going to end very quickly. it's not going to be like delta some of the other decisions we've seen in area to help prevent further spread, especially as we send students back to their classrooms after winter break. he says limiting gatherings wearing masks and taking extra safety precautions. >> will be crucial. i'm taylor
reporting kron 4 news. >> fda is expected to broaden eligibility for covid booster shots come monday, 12 to 15 year-olds will be eligible to receive their 3rd dose of the pfizer vaccine. regulators also plan to allow both adolescents and adults to seek an extra shot of pfizer's vaccine. 5 months instead of the 6 month waiting period that they told us earlier this year, a booster shot is also expected to be authorized for kids, ages 5 to 11 years old with immune deficiencies. the cdc will then meet to vote on whether to recommend all these changes. more than 50,000 students and staff in san francisco unified school district. they are back to school on monday. the teachers union is now demanding that the district provide take home covid tests for them. a district spokesperson says covid testing has been offered since last spring and that there are also plans to make
more testing sites available starting this weekend. the district plans to wait until the end of the school week to distribute the home tests being provided by the state. but san francisco supervisor matt haney says that might be a little too late. >> but the students and the staff will already have been in the school for an entire week before and so the result of that is that we may have some spread in the schools that could be prevented. >> the district says testing is just one part of its safety plan and it will also include things like daily health screenings and encouraging everyone to get vaccinated and boosted. a developing story that we're following this morning travel not easy across the country as massive flights can cancellations continue to happen. so far across the country. more than a 1000 flights have been canceled. and that's according to flight tracking website flight aware thousands of flights have already been canceled since christmas eve part of the problem has been the spread of
omicron variant, which has impacted flight crews at many airlines. here's a look at bay area airports and these numbers actually gone up since the last hour may represent incoming and outgoing flights at sfo. so far 44 flights have been canceled in oakland. you're looking at for flights. and in san jose actually went up a few. now you're looking at 5 flights canceled. and now they're developing story that we're following fires continue to burn in colorado in the overnight hours. so far an estimated 500, 80 homes have burned 10's of thousands of people had to flee for their lives. the fires they are being powered by winds of up to 105 miles an hour. evan kruegel has the very latest from colorado. yeah. this was the scene early this morning here on this still lane in lewisville multiple homes burning as firefighters. >> go door to door to try to stop this spread. take a look at this home. you can see just
how close he's home. that is still standing is to this home. that is a complete loss early this morning. firefighters actually came by and turned on a sprinkler aiming it at the side of this house to try and knock down some of those flames and stop that spread and so far it appears to have worked. we have seen heroics from firefighters across this entire area all night firefighters from across the entire state coming in to try and help as we get our first look at some of the unbelievable devastation here in lewisville in lewisville i'm and still ahead on the kron 4 morning news the rapidly spreading omicron variant of covid-19 not only impacting new year's plans right here in the bay area. >> we'll take a look at how the rest of the country is dealing with it when it comes to their new year's eve. and after the break, that first snow survey, the winter brings good news for our state. but we're not out of the woods just yet. and despite the
record snowfall in tahoe caltrans still telling people stay home. wait a few days before you head up there and today is going to be a cool and sunny one across the bay daytime highs in the 50's for sf oakland and san jose lots of sunshine tonight. temperatures will drop really quickly on new year's ev
from not traveling to the sierra on this after down trees and unsafe conditions on the roads earlier this week, although highway 5080. they are reopened this morning leaves your travel is still being discouraged. khan forcefully to call tells us why. >> chain controls have been dropped on highway 15 and interstate 80 heading to the drivers should still expect blocks as several back roads remain closed due to downed power lines and trees. we've seen record record breaking snowfall. the california department of transportation says its crews are working around the clock on 12 hour shifts to make the roads safer leading to lake but at this point caltrans says trip should be limited to essential travel. the more you get out there. >> the more it makes it challenging for maintenance teams and their snow plows and all the equipment to be able to do that work for those who have no choice but to pass through the sierra south lake tahoe mayor devin middlebrooks as plan accordingly make sure
you're prepared. have chains. have a full tank gas have all the essentials you need to be safe. be patient as bad as the weather has been this week. the mayor says the area is now experiencing a break. obviously we had closures for the last several days. we be real close. you can get base and the roads have been extremely icy and snowy. but crews have been working 24 7 to get those roads. >> back open and safe for the public. so everything is open now, every day those conditions are getting better and with sun on the horizon for the weekend. the next couple days should be. i'm looking to be better for people to come up and they have just keep in mind weather conditions are fluid and can change at any time. >> phillipe djegal all kron 4 news. >> was done and it came back with some great results, water content of the snowpack is way above normal with more than 78 inches of snow death recorded the survey was done at phillips station in el dorado county where water content as
over 200% actually 202%. the average the state to be more specific. the statewide average is now 160% of normal. it's a strong start to the drought stricken states. traditionally wet winter season. although state authorities say that we are definitely not out of the woods just yet. john, we'll tell you all about that. that's a lot of snowfall. but you're saying it's making a dent but not a big dent. john yapp sodus for december. it is absolutely amazing. but if the tap or to run out right now. and we wouldn't see any more snowfall throughout the rest of the year would get us necessarily to where we need to be. so it's a solid solid start to the season. just got to keep the momentum going at this point. daughter, 7 castle peak both have seen well over a 100 if not over a 200 inches of snowfall piled up right alongside the roads. >> why it took so long to clear those routes out. they still do remain clear through sunday, though, as we'll just
mentioned our snow pack across the sierra nevada is really, really solid that 160% of average over the central sierra southern sierra about a 173% of average the northern sierra nearing a 150%. so this is excellent conditions as we round out 2021 and kick up 2022 hopefully with more of that rain and snow could be certainly did need it. heavy rainfall in la yesterday actually resulted in flooding. the grapevine was briefly closed due to snowfall bay area as well as this year have taking a step back. we are seeing a couple of days break here before we do see us ourselves working back into a wetter pattern come next week. so in the meantime today, tomorrow, sunday. all nice and dry speaking of tonight, if you're heading outside for new year's eve expect crystal clear conditions out there under those crystal clear and calm skies. temperatures are going to fall really quickly. so just want to bundle up if you are heading out for new year's monday of next week comes along with the return of a lighter showers across the bay and some sierra in northern california. snow
tuesday, we start to get a little bit of a break before another chance of showers on into wednesday. as for daytime highs today, most of us will be in the 50's, although there are some of us that won't even reach the 50's today out in the upper 40's for some upper further inland areas mountain view in redwood city. a cool 53 degrees san jose at 52. well, morgan hill the tri valley san ramon in moraga among our spots only in the upper 40's barely hitting 50 for pittsburgh in vacaville right at 50 degrees each looking ahead at our next 7 days. daytime highs will remain pretty steady in the mid to upper 50's that are very warmest tonight, a cold one new year's eve dropping as low as the upper 20's for some inland spots. most of us into the 30's tonight. rainfall returns monday and likely again on wednesday. showers should stay light or this time around. great. john, thanks for that. hey, the good news is that accident? we at along the called a cop tunnel left board member that was close. >> that is now open in oakland along highway 24 the other hot
spot we have here is in fremont, northbound, 8.80, north of all the raw dough lavar. and as you can see, we're seeing delays because you see that red 2 lanes currently blocked right now. so people are slowly making their way as a traveling along 8.80, in fremont heading into the city. want you to reach so that fremont street exit a little under 9 minutes for your drive time crockett down towards the maze. it will take you a little under 14 minutes to make that drive heading across towards the peninsula about 12 minutes for you. there out of richmond as you're traveling 7 minutes heading across towards sandra fell now wants to know we've been tracking this accident that happened earlier this morning. northbound 6.80 just south of and ronnie road that off-ramp there is closed. but the highway you can still get through. as you can see, we don't see any delays traveling along 6.80 will back to you. >> ran as cities across the globe. they're scaling are canceling altogether. the traditional new year's eve celebrations because of the omicron surge. san francisco
canceling its fireworks show for the second year in a row in new york city. the show will go on. but with some restrictions. nicole johnson has more. >> ringing in the new year with restrictions in times square. barricades are up everywhere as the final preparations are underway. but the usual crowds will be scaled back this year to about 15,000 still, the nypd saysc security will be tighter than ever and health is a priority to pandemic has changed literally, you know, all of our lives over the last two-plus years, including this event. it's something that we have to adapt to thousands of police officers will be on hand checking bags. >> also for your vaccination status. anyone 5 and older. show proof of vaccine with id in order to get into the frozen zone and see the ball drop. what things will look very different in times square. some things will never
change like street closures starting early friday morning 38 street to 59th street from 5th avenue to 9th avenue. >> will be closed to vehicles. also to subway entrance is 42nd street and 7th avenue and 47th street and broadway will be closed. some people we spoke with about the added restrictions are all for it. anything to ensure safety is the best thing the restriction. it is that we have we have do this. >> that we have no other choice nowadays but is kind of unfortunate. but we're going to enjoy as much as we can. well want to catch no covid around here within us high right now. so we've got to stay safe. >> and you can celebrate the new year with kron 4. the countdown will begin at 9 o'clock tonight. and then at 1130 our grant lotus and justine waltman will take us into the new year as they start to countdown the last 30 minutes. we will celebrate a life fireworks show from the entertainment capital of the
world. las vegas only on kron 4. if you want to usher in the new year are nice and warm and safe at your house. coming up on the kron 00:00am morning news. we'll tell you about a smash-and-grab robbery in san francisco where a beloved family member was taken will have the details. >> we just. rink. before that drink turns to drinks, make a plan to get home safe. just call a friend, a cab, and get a rideshare. whatever you do, don't let drunk drive. go safely, california.
turned tragic after their beloved cat was stolen from their car. the couple says they were visiting the city and became a victim of smash-and-grab burglary and now they're desperately searching for their fur baby. kron four's. gayle ong has their story. >> so heartbreaking. cesar granados and his wife frozen in their tracks as they approach their suv. the back passenger window shattered a moment later, discovering the unthinkable. she was gone. their one year-old cat meat a loose. i'm missing. it was a cold winter night. and we you know, we decided to keep, you know, we didn't want. >> kerry the a cousin of the doesn't provide much shelter from the cold. so we decided to keep her warm and cozy inside of the vehicle. and within plan to take much time outside. and then at the same time we put dark blankets over her to keep her warm and cozy and at the same time concealed or. >> the couple from anaheim had just arrived in san francisco on a holiday getaway. the thief striking while their suv
was parked at the la marque street parking garage on molton street and the city's cow hollow neighborhood. it's been 10 days and their cat still nowhere to be found. >> it is possible that if the council you know, not of any use for them have released returned to the streets which is terrible bit counts. you know, they have a great and see the hiting so. she may be still hiding. help. there. >> granados rescued mean a loose 4 months old and says that she's been their travel companion ever sense donors printed and posted around 200 flyers and spoke to neighbors in the area and notify local animal shelters me knows that is not microchipped, but they hope someone will see her picture and recognized her. and i hope someone. >> pointer and bring her back to us. >> the owners filed a police report and are offering a cash reward for anyone who returns their cat reporting from san francisco. gayle ong kron 4 news. >> just flat out cruel. >> come.
>> and welcome back to the kron 00:00am morning news. time now is 06:30am in the morning. let's take a look at weather and traffic in this morning. >> it's not raining, john, but >> exactly can done to better myself. well, it isn't raining, but it is super duper cold out there. look at half moon, bay skies bright uver the coastline. moon bay. you're sitting in the low 40's right now. while a lot of the rest of the bay area's in the
30's. you can blame it on the clear skies that we do have. and you can also blame tonight's conditions as you step outside for new year's eve ahead of us on the cold conditions that will have on those clear skies to cold air mass and temperatures will fall off really quick and are these clear skies come friday night on into saturday morning. so just to bundle up. happy bayer 42 right now. well, further inland it's the 30's san jose fremont at 37 degrees. oakland sitting in a really chilly 38 while santa rosa and say alina below freezing at 30 in napa at icy. cold. 32 so definitely bundle up rain and icy and you're sparkly dress. yet another dress on so you get the because of that. >> want to be called. want to be called. hey, we do have some issues out there on the roads like here in fremont northbound 80 just north of all the raw dough boulevard, an accident. 2 lanes. there are blocked. so you see just a slight delay as you're traveling through that area. not the only issues we're having out there. but for the most part, traffic is light a little under 8 minutes
traveling from the maze 2 that freeman street exit what you do reach the city traveling crockett down towards the maze. it will take you a little under 15 minutes to make that drive this morning. we'll have more your traffic coming up. but for now, we'll send it back to you. >> right now for your health this morning. while we face a surge in new covid cases many infectious disease experts say they're still optimistic. the next year will be a better year at lourdes as lourdes duarte reports, some say the keys to beating covid. you already know it. >> it was one year ago when we got a look inside north shore university health system's covid icu or pulmonary and critical care doctors respiratory therapists and nurses handle the heavy lifting gear we just catch it so early and in covid and now it's looking traditionally covid or is it something at the time, about 20 beds were occupied on the unit are volumes are not quite as bad as they were last year. numbers. >> of positive cases are high,
but the numbers of of are severely ill patients. thankfully of end lower and the that's been attributed almost exclusively to the vaccine. still, the prognosis for patient on a ventilator remains much. the same. the overwhelming majority of them are unvaccinated. once you're in the icu and once you get on a ventilator that mortality has not really changed. so we have a you know, all of our treatment protocols. >> and not move the needle significant. so i i think the real emphasis for everyone. this just to prevent that situation from occurring in the first place. on the way to do that is to be vaccinated. and if you're vaccinated get boosted busy, we're getting busier. the count is up to 90 plus covid patients at rush university medical center that's compared to the facility's all-time high of a 189. >> during the early stages of the pandemic. >> we're in a better place than that because we do know what does work. >> there are multiple
therapies, blood thinners monoclonal antibodies immune modulators and steroids help patients pull through covid and now the hope is to new antiviral pills will keep those at increased risk for severe disease. >> out of the hospital. all those measures help incrementally none have been real game changer years. but you know, it's a you know, it's a disease of increments and everything you can do. hopefully contributes to helping some people get yet. doctors say they're often asked by patients and their families to administer unproven it get it can get very contentious. sure. >> we had one of our physicians was a actually a family offered a bribe him with cash to give someone ivermectin. >> of course he refused to do that. it. >> would be inappropriate to me when i know that there is a medication that does work to you something that does. and as we enter another pandemic year a simple message. it's been a long year. it's been a hard year. >> and they're amount of
burnout involved. but i think we're doing pretty well. take care of yourselves and each vaccinate, not just for yourself but for all the. >> other people around you. >> so federal data shows that pediatric hospitalizations are the highest they've been since the pandemic began. experts are reminding parents that it's not too late to get your child vaccinated. another big story that we're following this morning amid a surge of omicron cases. 5 bay area counties have temporarily titan mask requirements regardless of your vaccination status. one industry hit really hard by all the changes fitness centers, owners and managers have been saying for months. how covid transmission is not an issue inside their gyms. crediting their members only access and the vaccine requirements to get inside the new year. normally comes new members and director of marketing at fitness sf. he worries that they will take a financial hit.
>> the mask mandate. put a little bit of a damper on that. but, you know, we understand and i think our members understand ms well. you just have to really be on top of it and make sure that the communication is going out to the members. clearly and that everyone's aware. >> as a fitness gyms says their downtown gyms are having a harder time recovering from the pandemic. in the south bay, the children's discovery museum in san jose is turning into a vaccine clinics starting this weekend and it's offering an incentive for families who get their shots on january second and on sunday, january 23rd families to get kids or adults covid shot. we'll get a free museum day passed. you can use your past any time from that time all the way through may 31st at least 2 other clinics. they are planning for the same thing for the winter season. the fda also authorizing another rapid covid tests to take home. it's called the german cup is from the german company siemens. the demand
for at-home tests skyrocketing mostly because of the omicron variant and a lot of people trying to gather for a new year's eve. the siemens tests should be available starting next month. it's authorizer anybody 14 years and older. we're bringing you up to date on new state laws that take effect starting tomorrow actually some all explains the new rules that will impact california workers. >> new state laws will change some regulations for workplaces across california in january. the state's minimum wage will increase to $15 an hour for workplaces with more than 26 employees and $14 for those with less than 26 employees. in addition to the pay increase workplace safety fines will also see a boost in the new year. the state's division of occupational safety and health can penalize workplaces for each employee affected by a violation of the state's health and safety rules larger employers with multiple offices are hubs can have all
of their locations penalized. if there's evidence of a pattern of violations at more than one location on workplace conduct starting in 2022 california will ban the use of non-disclosure settlement agreements in workplace harassment and discrimination cases. in most cases the law will also prohibit employers from using severance agreements that would keep an employee from speaking out about illegal acts in the workplace. other labor laws affect specific industries warehouses and distribution centers must provide new employees a written description of all quotas within a month of higher. those quotas can't come in the way of the workers legally required breaks for food delivery apps. it's illegal for the app to keep any portion of the tip from the delivery driver or restaurant for pickup orders. for garment workers. they must now be paid hourly instead of by piece with the exception of workplace is covered by collective bargaining agreement. fashion brands could be on the hook if they're contractors, violate labor laws in sacramento. ashley zavala kron 4 news. >> starting tomorrow drivers. we will all have to shell out
a little bit more when we cross bay area bridges starting at midnight. the tolls on bridges for most cars and trucks and motorcycles. we'll go up from $6 to $7. the change will attack take effect on the bay bridge and bridge benicia martinez bridge car keane is dumb barton richmond sandra fell and san mateo hayward. bottom line is every bridge except the golden gate bridge, which is not owned by the state. this was approved by lawmakers back in 2017 and passed by voters just 3 years ago. during the pandemic cocktails to go have been a big hit for local bars and restaurants starting tomorrow. a new law takes effect that will make the idea official. but the problem is the law might not be what is expected. a lot of people hoping for kron four's dan thorn explains. >> over the last 2 years to go cocktails, offered relief to bars and restaurants, trying to make ends meet. governor
gavin newsom signed senate bill 3.89 in october to make the idea legal beginning january first and lasting the next 5 years. the concern is the new law is much more restrictive than expected when it was originally written it read very well and a lot of good intentions. it looked like you going to let us continue to do a lot of the things that is it is. >> safe business then some more rounds got involved cut all that out h it is the owner of a saloon in san francisco. >> he feels the law is making life worse for bars like his as opposed to making things better. s p 3.89 requires customers to buy a full meal to a company. any cocktails to go customers must also pick up their orders. in-person ending any ordering through 3rd party delivery apps a meal as defined by the state's alcohol beverage control is a sufficient quantity that would constitute a main course in a multiple course dining experience foods such as chicken wings, french fries
prepackaged sandwiches, cups of soup or egg rolls are examples that do not meet the requirement. >> an and other bar owners. the -aw appeared to make selling cocktails easier for places that specialize in cocktails. now he believes it's accomplishing the opposite and he's not sure why the state, the city of san francisco have done so little to help. >> you know, our industry survive. it's it's baffling to make the law expires. december 31st, 2026 reporting in san francisco. dan thorn kron 4 news. >> still ahead, the warriors game against the denver nuggets postponed because of covid and we will have reaction from who else draymond green. here's today are going to be in the 50's under some really clear skies are already sitting in the clear skies over san francisco this morning. >> and later today, you can see those daytime highs pretty comfortable as long as you get the layers on tonight, though, for new year's eve getting cold your forecast ahead.
to be very careful as we might be taking a break for now. but john, sure able he joins us, telling us more snow headed that way. more rain headed our way, john. exactly that snowfall up in the sierra nevada going hold up for a couple of days. but come monday. it works its way right back into the picture. you saw castle peak there second ago. this is donner summit. both piled high with snow on the sides of the roads. but, you know, those crews were working hard earlier this week to ensure that we could travel back opened and it is definitely a good day for it. we are going to see good conditions up in the sierra today, tomorrow into sunday. monday gets a little dicey. but nothing like the storms that we had last weekend that really shut things down up there after those storms. snowpack is looking so good. especially considering what time of year it is the southern sierra nearly a 175% of average central sierra around a 164% of average in this momentum. hopefully carries us into 2022 because if the tap or to dry out. that would not necessarily be a good thing. we haven't
completely shoveled ourselves out of the drought. but we are making good progress. la saw heavy rainfall yesterday that resulted in flooding. the grapevine was briefly closed due to snowfall. it's back open now just as 8050 are open in the sierra under some dry skies all across the state. cold fronts continue to push on into the region. keeping the west coast in general on the chilly side. we're going to feel that for sure. is. we're getting outside today under some cool sunshine daytime highs only in the 50's at our warmest later on and some of us only going to be hanging out in the 40's further inland tonight towards midnight saturday at 01:00am right after the stroke of midnight. we've got clear skies and under these clear skies temperatures are going to fall quickly. so if you're going to be outside tonight for new year's eve. those layers are going to be needed for sure on into next week. monday brings lighter showers to the bay area light to moderate some snowfall in the sierra. but nothing too. remarkably heavy wednesday. we will see more rain and snow likely. so an unsettled
pattern next week. but nothing that should shut things down. completely 50's for most of our highs today livermore only at 48 degrees. same for you in morgan hill. so some of those inland areas staying on the cold side later in this forecast, we will get a little bit warmer, but highs not leaving the 50's and our warmest tonight lows will fall mostly in the 30's. but some of our inland areas falling as cold as the upper 20's reyna. john, thank you for that. well, the hot spot we were following here. >> along free mile. let's go back to that all clear. all the lanes are open. so that's the good news. that was northbound 80 north of awful rado bulevar 2 lanes are blocked now that it's open. you can travel through and hopefully conditions are going to start to like backup in that area. a little under 8 minutes drive into the city this morning from the maze 2 that fremont street exit heading across towards the peninsula at about 12 minutes for you. there are no accidents as your delays across any of our bridges this morning out of richmond across the war. sandra fell about 7 minutes. and now here to know that off-ramp. there is closed northbound 6.80, just south of
and ronnie road because of an earlier accident will back to you. >> reyna and bay area sports. the warriors are hoping to get revenge on the nuggets, but that never happened because of covid-19 and 2 former forty-niners former forty-niners grace. they could be one step closer to the hall of fame. kron four's kylen mills has all of the details. >> our day for the warriors. they flew to denver only to learn their game against the nuggets had been postponed due to health and safety protocols. denver doesn't have the league minimum 8 healthy players. the team already dealing with injuries had 3 players enter covid protocols, nuggets head coach michael malone and 2 assistant coaches also entered health protocols. meanwhile, the words are starting to get some players back after dealing with their own covid issues for andrew wiggins return to plan tuesday will guards jordan, poole and moses moody have been cleared to return to play guard damion lee and starting forward. draymond green remain out due to covid green's absence was a key factor in the worst loss
to the nuggets at home on tuesday. he voiced his frustration about the whole situation, social media tweeting this. how do you continue to cancel games. implemented rules to prevent this from happening. is that not a competitive advantage for other teams. the guys we didn't have due to. the protocol is played no role in tuesday's loss. pick a side but don't straddle the fence. so one the rescheduled game. the game is rescheduled bratcher rather, which will probably take away from our break we'll play them full strength, but they got to sneak a win when we were at full strength only 2 days ago. let's make it make some sense here. but some critics are saying is that a team like denver with a few covid cases could conveniently have other players with any type of soreness it out so they get to reschedule the game rather than play short-handed not to say that was necessarily the case here. but some are questioning the whole situation. a new date for this war is nuggets. game has not yet been set. the college hoops season turning into quite a mask. the west coast conference is postponed all of its basketball game scheduled for this weekend. the only
saturday game still being played as of right now is the men's game between usf in saint mary's and moraga the wcc previously postponed the first game of conference play for both men's and women's basketball teams santa clara also place in the west coast conference their games this week have been postponed because of covid cases within the broncos program. 2 former forty-niners could receive one of the highest honors in football linebacker patrick willis willis alignment, bright young morning finalists for the pro football hall of fame class of 2022 willis was a seven-time pro bowler and five-time first team, all pro he only played 8 seasons all with the niners, but he's still the franchise's all-time leader in solo tackles he is considered a shoe in to make the hall of fame, although wasn't picked in his first 2 years of eligibility. meanwhile, young was a four-time pro bowler. he ranks second on the forty-niners list of career sack leaders, young help the niners to their last super bowl titles. a rookie in 1994 and he was the league's comeback player of the year in 18, 80 night.
>> i think it's a no-brainer that patrick is a hall of famer. you talk about speed, you talk about physicality, you talk about smart. i he's everything you want in an inside linebacker and he set the tone for the defense here. you know, for play, a 9 years that he was here. you know, he was that guy. he was the leader of this defense and and i was just always fun to watch him. >> and that was kylen mills reporting for us this morning. you can watch the forty-niners this sunday at levi stadium against the houston texans kickoff at one. '05, in the afternoon. as we head to the break, the 100 33rd rose parade is good to go for tomorrow morning. you can watch the parade on kron 4 and kron on live on new year's day. our coverage begins at 6 o'clock in the morning. >> and the parade begins commercial free 2 hours late.
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>> people play for money, for sponsorships, for glory. some of these players and some of these games are making hundreds of $1000 each year. millions in prize purse again, much like you and i can play basketball. we don't play in the nba. you and i can play league of legends. but you have to get all the way up here to play in there and be the lcs. >> doesn't he look like jimmy kimmel without hair just saying pro sports teams of also jumped on the esports bandwagon. the golden state warriors may had a team warriors. gaming squad in the nba's 2 k video game since 2018 coming up in the next hour, the kron 00:00am morning news with new year's eve here. many are worried about the spread of covid-19. if you're not worried, maybe it should be. >> coming up. we'll tell you how you can party safely in a live report. plus, record snowfall in the tahoe area. but caltrans warning people, it looks beautiful. even better. if you just stay home much safer.
kron 00:00am morning news at 7. >> well, countries around the world are rain in the new year. this is actually video from new zealand earlier this morning. they celebrated with a light show there. good morning. it is friday. december 31st. i'm reyna harvey and i cannot believe it's the last friday of 2020 want to know if i'm ready to as a matter ready or not because 2022 will be here and no time. and we've been tracking your forecast in case you want to go outside. maybe just want to stay indoors. you can check the forecast for that's why meteorologist john trail given us our last 07:00am newscast of 2021. good morning, john, though, i know last friday of 2021 last day of 2021 in general. it is. >> kind of crazy to see the year go bye-bye that fast. twenty-twenty seem like a last a long time but 2021 not so much for some reason looking out there at half moon bay this morning. skies are beautiful in crystal clear up above.
>> we are going to see a lot of sunshine today. so get used to that also get used to the cold feel these temperatures as conditions today are going to stay in the 40's and 50's well into the afternoon ahead of us skies will remain sunny and tonight they will remain clear. one of the reasons we're so cold right now is because of how clear conditions are and those same clear and still conditions overnight tonight are going help temperatures to fall really quickly. so if you're stepping outside towards midnight tonight. expect that cold feel and expect to be really bundled up. look at this fremont hayward oakland as well as livermore and dublin. well down into the 30's parts of the north bay below freezing like santa rosa 31 degrees. lead at 30 now. but you're right at freezing at 32. so layers will come in handy this morning. keep those layers on hand all the way into the new year tonight back to thank you for that. right. let's get a look at your traffic as you're traveling from the east bay into the city. traffic is pretty light. so a little under. >> 10 minutes for your drive time there. the 7 tail bridge as you're heading across