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live from the cbs broadcast center in philadelphia this is cbs3 "eyewitness news". right now at noon, deep freeze. chopper three over the delaware river in bucks county. much of the river as we can see here covered in ice. but the bitter cold is just the beginning of winter's one-two punch. we're also expecting snow that could start falling in parts of the area before midnight. nor'easter is on the way and crews are out in full force dropping brian on area roads. good afternoon i'm rahel solomon. >> i'm jan carabeo. jim is off today. how much snowfalls depend on the track of this storm. and our meteorologist are very watching it very carefully. we have live team three coverage
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with katie fehlinger and chelsea ingram. let's talk about the latest track. >> that is that linchpin, that is the catalyst it is the crux, that is exactly what we need to focus on to see exactly what will happen here because of decides it will shift little bit to the east or west, it changes the game. now we do still have our -- our thinking in place ferrier on today. right now when we look at the current conditions over the southeast, the storm really starting to intensify. you got very heavy snow currently coming down as far south as even florida and georgia right now. and this will continue to move northeast in time. so we have since upped the expectation for it starts to move in 7:00 p.m. they begin to fall in the southern most counties sussex cape may and then the bulk of heavier snow likely to fall first half of tomorrow. you in in fact see the heaviest of the that snow at the jersey shore and through the southern delaware region. but after 3:00 p.m. it all starts to taper off. the storm a monster of a storm
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rotates away but we are going be stuck in the aftermath with very harsh wind chelsea will touch on looking at the current snowfall map. we haven't changed this yet. but i would stick with us again this is one of those forecasts that could throw us a last minute curve ball and you want to check back. so make sure that you check back in with kate' forecast at 5:00 and 6:00. four to 6-inches the expectation along the shore line. cape may southeast atlantic and parts of ocean county to sussex. will there be a very sharp cut off to this. another thing that makes this tricky when it comes to foreca forecasting here's look at the winter alerts going into effect winter storm warnings understand why they would be closer to the shore along the injuries see coastline commune sussex county and just to the northwest of that notice not even including philadelphia a winter weather advisory possibility that that winter weather advisory gets shoved a little bit further inland philly would be included a winter storm watch in monmouth county. but along with the snow, we've
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been mentioning, the wind is very big concern with this. with that i'll zen it out to meteorologist chelsea ingram on the sky deck all bundled up. >> that's right, still cold out here katie. thank you for that. and we are looking at one-two punch of a storm system the wind and the cold is going to be arriving behind the snow but many of us will see down the shore. let's take to you graphics show was i'm talking about. the wind and cold being part two of the story with this system. why is it going to get so windy this area of low pressure traveling up to the north and east it's going to be deepening. strengthening and intensifying and that is going to intensify the winds as the system really strengthens create wagon we call a tight fresh gradient we're talking about winds gusting over 30 miles an hour but as you can see right now, things are calm it's quiet. when do this winds ramp up that's going to happen as we head into the morning hours on thursday. notice here we are at 7:00 o'clock in the morning. winds gusting around they are miles per hour in philadelphia. we can certainly easily see gusts even higher than that down
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the shore 43 miles per hour gust in wildwood. is around 9:00 o'clock thursday evening and this is going to continue really all the way into the weekend. you combine that with cold temperatures, well, we have a wind chill watch that's already been issued for carbon and monroe counties. this goes into effect starting at 6:00 p.m. on thursday lasting through the first half of the weekend. we can see wind chill values as low as 25 degrees below zero. it's going feel dangerously cold even right here at home in philadelphia. katie will have more coming up oh and that and her full forecast. now, back to you. >> chelsea, thank you. the relentless cold continues to take a toll on pipes throughout our area. a water main break in cherry hill overnight forced officials to close the left lane of route 70 eastbound near west gate drive. crews were able to repair the break in the lane has since reopen. a 30-inch main break in montgomery county continues to inconvenience hundreds of homeowners. break opened in west
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conshohocken early yesterday morning and left more than a thousand residents with low pressure pressure in three counties. crews are still working to repair the main affected residents should have their water pressure back to normal sometime today. officials say the water is safe to drink. eyewitness video shows flooding from another water main break in montgomery county. police say this one happened in cheltenham township just after 11:00 o'clock last night. water gushed out of a sidewalk there and poured into the intersection at coventry and cheltenham avenues. the intersection is still open. no word on whether the break has affected any homes. as the weather gets colder, you can take steps to prevent the pipes in your home from freezing. we asked aqua pennsylvania what you can do to keep them from bursting. they say make sure your basement or crawlspace is heated so the pipes don't freeze. also, seal up any basement windows if you do think your pipes are frozen use a hair drier to heat the pipes and get the water flowing. and we aren't the only ones dealing with this bitter cold. most of of the u.s. in fact is seeing unusually low
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temperatures. meg oliver takes look at the deep freeze. >> reporter: winter storm brought mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain to the southeast. a state of emergency has been declared in georgia. >> please stay off the roadway. stay home. stay safe. >> reporter: the storm is expected to bring even more snow as it heads up the east coast. >> blizzard possibilities exist anywhere from cape cod and islands all up to the north coast of maine. >> reporter: storm comes as much of the country continues to deal with bitter cold temperatures. indianapolis tuesday tied a 131 year record low of minus 12 degrees. in austin, texas, bridges and overpasses froze over. causing accidents. texas still gets cold. so people underestimate that. >> reporter: in the falls were frozen in sioux falls south dakota where it was one define height early wednesday. >> more than two-thirds of the
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country woke up today to temperatures below 20 degrees. including here in times square. ann and her grandson are visiting from san antonio texas. >> how are you dealing witness cold? >> i'm layered. >> reporter: how many layers do you have on? >> one, two, three. three layers. >> two on the bottom. >> look at that. >> reporter: in western new york, near whiteout conditions blamed for deadly pile-up that involved at least 75 vehicles tuesday. meg oliver for cbs3 "eyewitness news". we will continue to monitor this nor'easter. kate bilo will have the latest at 5:00. be sure to wake up with us tomorrow morning. we'll closely be monitoring this bitter blast and tracking the snow. you can catch us half an hour early starting tomorrow at 4:00 a.m. authorities in bucks county investigate wagon caused a driver to lose control in shopping center parking lot and then crash into a ross store around 8:30 this morning at the
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levittown town center on levittown parkway and route 13. officials say the driver was not hurt. ross is closed while crews determine the safety of building. they hope to reopen sometime today. noel word what sparked a fire at this housing complex in sicklerville, new jersey much the building located at williamstown aerial and jarvis road is still under construction and no one was inside at the time. firefighters coping with frigid temperatures and water freezing on their equipment. this is the same development where fire happened in septemb september. the city of philadelphia is hoping to kick off the new year by getting kids excited about going to school each day. philadelphia school superintendent william hite announced some details of the attendance hero campaign today. it involves a series of radio psa's and social media contest with prizes to help promote better attendance. research shows regular school attendance can lead to positive out comes for students. got to get your foot in the do door. >> absolutely. royal weddings are big business. coming up on cbs3 "eyewitness
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philadelphia. you can now take your tree to any streets department sanitation convenience center across the city until saturday, january 13th. there's also 23 other locations where trees will be recycled. you can find all of that information at cbsphilly.com. it look like another royal wedding will be good for britain's economy. >> experts are predicting that one of the biggest social events of 2018 the wedding of prince harry and meghan markle in may could generate half a billion dollars for the country. financial analyst expect the influx of visitors similar when prince william married kate in april of 2011. >> we think rocks toll hundred million will come from tourism, travel, hotels, about 150 million will come from people spending money having parties and celebrating. >> couple plans to marry at saint georges chapel on the grounds of windsor castle west of london chosen because it's reported to be special place for the couple. the holiday shopping season set a record for purchases made
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online but what happens to all of those shipping boxes? recycling companies say they are drowning in cardboard. workers are struggling to keep up with the amount coming in. amazon the leader of course in online shopping says it is working on ways to cut down on the waist. >> i figure this was going to happen. my boxes alone -- >> where do you put it? >> still ahead on "eyewitness news". stunning piece of architecture. meisha. >> one person's trash is another man's treasure. in today's love it we're meeting eco friendly lawyer turning his legal skills in savvy construction skills for the betterment of our environment and the bottom line much that's coming up katie. >> meisha a big storm system to watch and behind it comes some very vicious cold. we may end up with a record cold saturday here for january 6th but we are also not expecting even by sunday to reach the freezing mark. so with that comes harsh wind chill to boot. at least i can bank on sunshine for you here saturday and sunday but it's harsh chill
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welcome back everyone. as we take live look outside from central parkway live at the franklin institute in the for ground nice blue sky little bit of cloud cover but all in all, if you stepped outside and you were outside in previous days, it almost feels balmy. the wind has let up the sun is still shining. it's still but it's not as harsh as it's been in recent days. when we switch over and take lock at the actual air temperatures what's nice about today is, a, the warmest it's begun in recent days. we're at 27 currently expecting maybe another 3 degrees for the high. but you don't have to factor in a wind chill for the most part across the region so it's just not as harsh which really makes huge difference.
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the its currently 27 at the airport. so, yes, you haven't reached freezing we don't expected to that yet again today. so the cold air is still setting the stage for this very poe tenor easter to continue to intensify over the span of the next handful of hours and then as we say balm out primarily out to sea but it's very likely to bring upwards a couple of feet of snow in places like new england. here locally, not quiet so much right now looking at storm scan little bit tighter zoom on that storm. a lot of moisture packed up with this and it is snowing in southeastern, south carolina and georgia they're just not all that used to it there. and this is going to be an impact up and down the entire eastern seaboard. it's pretty rare that you see winter storm warnings as far south as florida and then right up the coast. these red shaded areas are actually blizzard warnings for parts of the zip cape in massachusetts and also down east maine. so everyone is getting an impact from this. but you're really going see the brunt of this in atlanta, can in
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a and new england. let's talk about how this is going to impact us one more time. bring it back locally. here is one model's interpretation how it will shake out. later tonight maybe as early as seven, 8:00 o'clock this evening in fact snow or possibly even a little icing initially at the onset but it's primarily a snow producer will start to move in. through the overnight though the spreads in. as this is rotating past us, it's all about how far inland this gets as to how much snow we'll end up seeing fay at all in some of the north and most counties. again, track is everything. and because it continues continues to be tricky we're fine tuning with every possible model run you'll want to check back with us again but the snow rash less it moves into tonight. heaviest snow will be at the shore. and with an arctic blast and very strong winds that definitely come as the storm is strengthening and through -- in the wake of the storm's passage we are going to feel some really harsh wind chills as a result. i'm taking to friday afternoon things are feeling incredibly
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brutal. this may be the best we get on friday. at best maybe one or 2 degrees for a feels like value. that's the best you get through the day. most of the day you'll spend below zero for feels like values back fog in those winds that could peak at high as 35 miles an hour give or take it really will be harsh again these are the numbers you'll need to go by. through the entire upcoming weekend. records aside, heck it looks as though saturday will still be just as harsh and certainly overnight into sunday same idea here. so there's just not much relief any time soon. here's a list format who gets what. one more time, this could change very easily given the latest guidance things are starting to look like they may shift a little bit. but we're going to hold on to these numbers at least for now. four to 6-inches the expectation both in southern delaware and at the jersey shore line. lesser totals as you go further and further inland here. there may again be winter weather advisories that does get issued for philadelphia. right now you don't have that one. at the boardwalk plaza in rehoboth, a generally clear sky. you still do have clouds
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starting to build in. a sign obvious of things yet to come as we look forward coldest days obvious coming on friday and especially saturday. but the bright spot. take deep breath look ahead to monday and tuesday, my friend. we finally not only exceed freezing, but we're in the 40s. doesn't that sun like shorts and flip-flops weather at this point. >> brake out the caprice, the flip-flops the sandals. >> clamdiggers. >> make the through the weekend really really cold. >> thanks katie. >> sure thing. materials are given new live in very unusual way. >> here's meisha with today's love it. >> meisha. protecting our environment is important and today i'm taking you inside a first of its kind home in santa barbara that helps with just that issue a house made completely out of shipping containers this piece of architecture could one day be a model for sustainable living. take a look. >> americans are consumers. we buy a lot of stuff, and a lot of that stuff is made somewhere else. so we ship it in by the ship
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load literally. >> reporter: environmental lawyer brett stone saw the possibilities gave them a second life and then made something beautiful. all of this done by taking five shipping containers and turning them into a living space for his family. >> so what i wanted was something that spoke to me. spoke about who i was and what i did and when i learned about repurposing shipping containers in buildings i thought it was really exciting. >> reporter: the three bedroom two-story home has modern industrial feel. even the shipping container doors were put to use. and while shipping container homes aren't a new concept, there aren't a lot of guidelines when it comes to construction. the challenge was completed in about 16 months. and stone says home like this is not out of reach for others. >> for this particular house it costs approximately what a house
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of this size would have cost. you can absolutely build smaller units, less high end finishes and have a very affordable structure whether it's multi units, whether it's commercial. >> pretty cool. stone hopes shipping container home will serve as lasting model for sustainable construction now and of course into the future. he says the structure is there now to educate and inspire others to view objects and materials differently and to encourage them to start their own personal project they've been dreaming about end also hopes this model will work for the affordable housing project he's been working on right now as well. setting a great example to cities everywhere and what can be done if it hasn't been started already. recycle, recycle, recycle. love it of the. >> just talking about that with amazon. >> so incredibly important. when i used to work in real estate handful of years ago, the commercial side was all about sustainable living and eco friendly environmental friendly so nice to see it come into the
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residential sector as well and becoming so popular. >> even affordable. >> yeah. no doubt about it. >> thinking out of the box. >> all right. meisha, thank you. up next, money mania. not one but two huge lottery jackpots are still in play. how much you
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coming up later today on "eyewitness news" at 5:00, they are giant domes lighting up the ben franklin parkway. but what exactly are they and why are they here? of course
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we're sending vittoria to find out. she'll have answers today at 5:00. lottery players you still have shot at serious cash combined $858 million up for grabs between the powerball and mega millions. no one hit the mega millions jackpot last night up to $418 million. that's the fourth largest jackpot in the game's last lee next drawing will be friday night at 11:00. >> jan don't forget about your powell ticket. that jackpot up to 440 million. the second time the powerball and mega millions had jackpots larger than 300 million at the very at the same time. got to play to win. >> fingers crossed indeed. >> i'm playing. >> that's "eyewitness news" at noon. >> i'm jan carabeo. >> i'm rahel solomon. for meisha, katie and all of us here thanks for watching good "eyewitness news" continues at 5:00. >> you can always visit us online at cbsphilly.com. >> the young and the restless is next. ♪
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>> previously on "the young and the restless"... >> nick: i'm also very thankful to be with a smart, strong, outspoken, incredibly beautiful woman like you. >> christian's getting stickers from the nurse. you can take your son home soon. >> nick: did you hear that? we can take our son home. >> ashley: so, i guess you have a decision to make. either you remain mother's primary caregiver or you're the c.e.o. >> scott: i love you, sharon, truly forever. >> sharon: scott is sweet and decent and honest. he'll never let me down, and he will never hurt me. >> nick: personally, i don't have a problem with you, but if you hurt someone i care about, things will change fast. >> abby: scott feels just as lousy about this as i do. >> nick: sharon needs to know -- everything. >> nick: [ sighs ]

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