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right now on "nbc 10 news today", political star power in our area as we count down to election day. it's cold outside. here is a live look over center city where you can see those flags whipping in the wind. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today". i'm rosemary conners. it's 7:00 on this sunday. let's get right to the forecast with meteorologist michelle grossman. michelle, you take advantage of that extra hour of sleep? >> no. of course, i stayed up all night worrying if my clock -- if the alarm was going to go off. >> i have that thought, too.
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>> every single year. but that's okay. we're seeing lots of sunshine. that's the good news. and then we can go to bed a little bit earlier tonight. it is cold, it is windy. in case you haven't stepped out yet, 42 in philadelphia. 43 degrees in wildwood. we have the cold air in place, but the winds as well. 32-mile-per-hour wind gusts in philadelphia. up to 37 in wilmington. we certainly could see those gusts closer to 40, even 45. it's feeling like the 30s across the area. today we're starting out with mostly cloudy skies. we're going to see mostly sunny skies by later on this afternoon. we'll talk more about those wind gusts and then we'll also talk about warmer air in your seven-day in just a few minutes. >> thank you, michelle. happening right now, runners and walkers are all bundled up getting ready to make their way across the ben franklin bridge for a charity event. we do want to let drivers know
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that the bridge will be closed for a little while. matt delucia is live in camden where the cooper norcross 5k will be stepping off. >> reporter: both sides of the ben franklin bridge will be shutting down to allow all these runners to go through and they'll be starting here at camden. you can see just how cold it is out here. everyone is all bundled up. we have about 3,500 runners, five hundred walkers. it's also a kids event going on inside campbell's field. the run itself is starting at 8:30. it's a 10k. this has been going on since 2002. this is all to benefit a non-profit special education school for children with disabilities. it serves five counties in new jersey. and right now, i'm going to bring in susan weiner, the executive director of the school. it's a cold morning. you're out here braving the
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cold. everyone is down here. tell me about seeing all these people for a good cause on a morning like this. >> i'm warmed up with all of these people here, honestly. you can't not be so full of gratitude for all these people that got up early this morning and came out. so but even beyond that. we've been working for a full year with all of the great folks from cooper university hospital and camden county and all the folks at campbell's field helping us put this together. it's just amazing. hundreds of volunteers have come out to help us. and it makes such a big difference for our children. for our boys and girls and for their families. >> and how has this grown over the years? you're talking about since 2002, do you see more people come out here year after year? >> absolutely, absolutely. we started out -- i think our first race here was 750 people. we're up to about 4,500, 5,000. it's grown enormously. you know, it's a unique course. >> very scenic.
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>> absolutely. and you just don't get a chance to run over the bridge with no cars. it's pretty terrific. >> thank you very much for your time. we presht it. we'll let you get back to work. all these runners are going to be getting ready. what's going to be happening is we're going to start here, they'll be walking over to the base of the ben franklin bridge. they're going to go over the bridge, come back, and then come through camden. so again, ben franklin bridge will be closed this morning starting at 7:45 until about 10:00, 10:30 or so until all these runners get through. so keep that in mind if you need to head over to philadelphia or if you're coming to philly from new jersey for any activities. life in camden, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. >> we are following some breaking news from overnight. officials say that isis militants have killed 50 people. some of them women and children from a sunni tribe. they were all shot in the head. this happened in iraq's anbar province. the attack is the latest suspected mass killing by the islamic state group.
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authorities say another 17 people have been kidnapped. we will keep you updated on this story. new from overnight in our area, philadelphia police are looking for the person who shot an 18-year-old man in the head and hand while he was sitting in a car. will happened around 2:30 this morning. somehow the car ended up at temple university car hospital where the victim is in critical condition. it's unclear if he drove himself or if somebody else got him there. no word yet on a motive for the shooting. it is the final weekend of campaigning in decision 2014, and both major party candidates for pennsylvania governor are getting big name support today. incumbent republican tom corbett will campaign with new jersey governor chris christie at an event tonight. on saturday, corbett visited gop headquarters in wilkesbury. he urged them to get to the polls on tuesday.
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today in philadelphia, tom wolf will campaign with president obama. yesterday the democrat greeted the voters and posed for pictures at the shopright. wolf urged his supporters not to become complacent and to cast their ballots on election day. coming up a little bit later in this hour, we'll check in with chuck todd for his countdown to the midterm elections and his take on the race for pennsylvania governor. this weekend, parents in one montgomery community are being warned to check their kids' halloween county after one boy says that he found a razor blade inside the wrapper of a candy bar. this happened in towamencin town ship. a 13-year-old says he made the discovery after a night of trick or treating. that boy and his mother are speaking out about the incident. a shopping center was evacuated at a threatening note was found taped to the door. a briefcase was also spotted just inside the door, but the bomb squad searched the office
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and determined that there was no danger. today, the philadelphia police department is remembering one of their own who was killed in the line of duty seven years ago. a candle light vigil in honor of officer chuck cassidy will be held at 66th and broad streets in west oak lane at 7:00 tonight. you may remember that cassidy walked in on a robbery at the dunkin' donuts there in halloween in 2007. he was shot in the head and died if his injuries next day. john lewis was sentenced to death for the murder. he was scheduled to be put to death if june, but his execution is on hold while he pursues an appeal. a civil trial is set to begin tomorrow against a former university of pennsylvania professor who beat his wife to death. rafael robb bludgeoned his wife as she was wrapping christmas presents inside their home in december of 2006. he pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and is currently in prison. the family of his wife ellen robb is seeking to have her
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sta estate compensated. the daughter who is now in college will testify during the civil trial. jury selection and opening statements are scheduled for tomorrow. a philadelphia group with ties to one of the west african countries hit hardest by ebola is sending some much-needed supplies overseas. the federation mandingos. >> i am a liberian, of course. residing in the united states. and i am very much happy to see people, you know, liberians -- especially known liberians coming here to help for the cause of the human being. >> it will take about three weeks for the packages to reach monrovia. the supplies would be distributed free of charge to any liberians in need. meanwhile, the new york city doctor infected with ebola is doing much better. dr. craig spencer's condition was upgraded from serious but
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stable to stable. officials at bellevue hospital say that spencer is receiving therapies that have been effective in treating ebola patients in hospitals in atlanta and nebraska. dr. spencer developed symptoms of the virus last month after he returned from guinea where he was helping people with the deadly illness. a halloween hit-and-run. this morning, police in california are working to track down the driver of this suv. the driver who killed three teenage girls. and a fire burns at one of walt disney world's newest rides. we'll have the details after the break.
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the ntsb started their investigation yesterday and says that the wreckage from spaceship two is spread out over a five-mile area of the mohave desert. virgin galactic was performing test flights. it plans to fly passengers more than 62 miles above earth. according to the ntsb, the flights were heavily documented. >> it's a good thing that we have that much data. it's going to help us find out what went wrong and make recommendations to prevent it from happening again. >> the injured test pilot peter siebold is alert and talking with family and doctors. the pilot who was killed, michael alsbury, had 15 years of
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experience and had flown the spacecraft on multiple missions. the full investigation into what happened to spaceship two could take up to a year. the ntsb is also investigating a small plane crash in kansas and we're hearing that the bodies of all four victims have now been removed from a building that was hit by the plane on wednesday. the body of the pilot was removed from the roof yesterday. the other victims' bodies were taken out of the building at wichita mid continental airport the day before. let's head now to chicago where an entire building just crumbled to the ground and injured four construction workers. the workers were doing some maintenance on the roof when the building collapsed. two of the victims are in critical condition. there's no word on what caused the building to fall down. in portland, maine, five people are dead after a fire broke out following a halloween party. this happened in an apartment house that's near the university of southern maine. in addition to the five dead, a sixth person was critically
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burned. seven people were able to escape. at this point, firefighters are not identifying the victims or saying whether they're students at the university. the cause here is still under investigation. we have some new video out of florida this morning of a fire at walt disney world. take a look at this. a witness shot this cell phone video last night. officials say an ash from the magic kingdom fireworks show fell on to a patch of fake grass on the roof of the train ride through the seven dwarves mine. the fire did not spread to the ride and fortunately, nobody was hurt. the ride is expected to be open today. in california, police are still looking for two people in connection to a hit-and-run crash that killed three teenage girls who were out trick or treating on halloween night. yesterday investigators tried to track down the owner of an suv that was abandoned near the scene. they went to the house where the vehicle was registered but the owner had moved. right now police are also looking for another man whom witnesses saw running from the
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incident. family and friends are warning the victims, which include twin 13-year-old girls. >> they came into this world together and they left together again. >> it's hard. now they're gone. >> police are checking for surveillance video from the time of the hit-and-run. they're also analyzing evidence taken from inside that suv, including fingerprints and some dna samples. >> snow down south. and it's a record-setter. next we'll take a look at some other parts of the country that are experiencing some severe weather on this first weekend in november. pretty quiet locally, but it is cold, it is windy. temperatures mainly in the 40s. mostly cloudy skies. it feels like 34 degrees right now in philadelphia. we'll have your full forecast straight ahead.
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so it's barely november, but it's already starting to look like winter in some parts of the country. just check out the south. flakes were falling from the carolinas to parts of georgia. this, by the way, is the earliest snow on record in these parts of the south. check that out. in chicago, the windy city is certainly living up to its name. gusts of up to 65 miles an hour took down light poles. the wind also whipped the waves on lake michigan to over 20 feet high. much-needed rain also fell on drought-stricken california, but it turned out to be a little too much in some places. landslide carried mud into almost a dozen homes here.
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now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> good sunday morning locally. we are much quieter, but we are cold and windy. dealing with our own wind guests, up to 45 miles per hour in some spots. it's going to hang around all day long. it's a cold one, blustery outside. winds anywhere from 20 to 30 miles per hour. as we head throughout the afternoon, not as cold monday. we're going reach the upper 50s as opposed to the upper 40s that we're going to see today and lose much of the wind on monday. we're going to warm it up wednesday, thursday. we are much brighter than yesterday. 42 degrees, winds out of the north-northwest at 20 miles per hour. windy this morning and it is cold. sliding down to the south and east, we're dealing with the 40s
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as well, so depending on where you are, looking at 40 in atlantic city. temperatures not rising very far from what you're seeing on that board. winds also sticking around all day long. 20 miles per hour in philadelphia. right from the northwest. so right from canada. it's ushering in that cold air. 14 miles per hour in allentown. 17 in millville. windchill, big story today, it feels like 31 in pottstown. feels like 28 in mount pocono. feels like 35 in dover. so you take the wind and also the air temperature, you combine those and that gives you the windchill. so feeling like the 30s and that will be really the story throughout the afternoon going into the upper 30s, the low 40s. dry today, that's the good news. we were soaked yesterday. it was a miserable day. we're seeing more sunshine today. but we're seeing the wind. that's because we have high pressure building in. we have that low pressure off the coast. and that's creating these very windy conditions. today, yeah, it's a blustery one. 48 to 51. i think we'll top out around 49,
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maybe 50 in some spots. 20 to 30 miles per hour, but gusting 40, 45 in some spots. tonight, it's a cold one. you want to plan on this one, especially for tomorrow morning at the bus stop. 35 in philadelphia. below freezing, and well below freezing north and west. a little breezy as you head out on your monday morning. but we're going to warm it up nicely monday afternoon. mostly sunny skies. tuesday looks good, too. 66. blast of sunshine. by wednesday, more clouds. 68. and then thursday, that's the day you may need the umbrella again. clouds, showers, 61. much cooler on friday, 53. and looking good, although a little chilly next saturday. lots of sunshine, breezy, 54. >> 'tis the season to shop. now that halloween is over, retailers are moving full speed ahead into the christmas shopping season. i'm just reporting it. i'm not saying that we should be doing that. but that's what's happening. i'll let you know if you should buy now or later.
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even though it's nearly two months before christmas, you know what happens this time of year. retailers, they've already locked in some fierce competition for holiday shoppers. nbc's gabe gutierrez reports. >> reporter: as holiday decorations come down, the holiday shopping season is heating up. >> we're ready. it's on. it's that time of the year. >> reporter: that time of the year seems to be coming earlier than usual. today wal-mart launched price rollbacks on more than 20,000 items, four weeks before black friday, the day after thanksgiving shopping rush. the world's largest retailer wants doug's business now. >> i don't want to do the black friday thing. if i knew there were going to be deals earlier, you know, i'm more likely to probably buy earlier. >> reporter: office depot and officemax are also kicking off holiday sales this weekend. so is target's already offering free holiday shipping on all online
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purchases and sears is planning discounts next weekend. >> i think the sooner the better. you have more things, and you get exactly what you want. >> reporter: experts say they're competing to attract more shoppers earlier. >> for customers, waiting until the last minute does mean that they'll get the deeper discount, but it doesn't guarantee that they'll get that mercedes. >> reporter: holiday sales are expected to rise 4%. online purchases up 8% to 11%. wal-mart promises its shoppers cyber monday type deals this monday. >> they can expect 20,000 rollbacks on items across the store. we're rolling back items on toys. whether you're in the store, if you're on dotcom. >> reporter: so this year, you'll have less of an excuse. if you're planning to take the ben franklin bridge today, you may get detoured.
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nbc 10's matt delucia is here to fill us in. matt? >> reporter: it's all because a few thousand people are out here in camden, getti inting ready te their way over the bridge. it is cold, it is windy this morning. a lot of these runners are all bundled up. they've got the jackets, the hooded shirts, but they are ready to go. we'll give you a live look coming up after the break. >> good job. they're going to need an extra long warm-up this morning. temperatures mainly in the 40s. it feels like the 30s. but the skies looking really good. we don't have the rain that we had yesterday. we just have a few clouds out there. we'll talk more about the sunshine today. the cold, the wind, and then some big changes for your workweek. we'll talk about that in just a few minutes.
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this is nbc 10 news. >> today, a final push for votes with the midterms just two days away. we'll take a look at the major
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campaign events happening in our area. hunters in northeastern pennsylvania return to the woods this weekend for the first time since the capture of suspected cop killer eric frein. a cold sunday in store for anybody planning to be outside today. for the folks getting ready to run across the ben franklin bridge, they should be prepared for gusty winds. good morning and welcome back to nbc 10 news today. i'm rosemary conners. in case you haven't set your clks on your -- clocks, it is 7:30. michelle, for people who don't want to rake their leaves, they don't have to deal with the rain, but they'll have to deal with the wind. >> maybe you wait until the middle of the workweek. today we're looking at temperatures in the 40s. it feels like the 30s. here's a live look outside. we are looking at the flags blowing in the breeze here. so it is windy. that's your main weather headline, in case you haven't
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stepped out yet. 42 right now in philadelphia. 42 in reading. 43 in dover. it is 43 in wildwood. so everybody off to a cold start. you factor in those winds, it feels a lot colder than that. it feels like just 28 in mount pocono. feels like below freezing in pottstown and lancaster and right around freezing in millville, also in philadelphia. so windchills are going to be in the upper 30s later on this afternoon. also low 40s will probably top out around 49, maybe 50 degrees. by 10:00, partly sunny, 45, windy, and by lunchtime, mostly sunny skies, 47 degrees. cold and windy today. we'll talk more about that. but also warming up during your workweek, we'll talk about that too in just a few minutes. new from overnight, philadelphia police are looking for the person who shot an 18-year-old young man in the head and hand while he was sitting in a car. this happened around 2:30 this morning. somehow the car ended up at temple university hospital. that's where the victim is in
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critical condition. it's unclear if he drove himself or if somebody else got him there. there's no word yet on a motive for this shooting. we are just two days from decision 2014, and the candidates for pennsylvania governor are pulling out all the stops, so to speak, calling in high-profile support. republican incumbent governor tom corbett will campaign today in bucks county with new jersey governor chris christie. on saturday, corbett and his wife made a number of stops, including a visit to gop headquarters in wilkesbury. corbett urged them to get to the polls on tuesday. meanwhile, tom wolf will campaign today with president obama. they'll appear together in north philadelphia, temple university. yesterday, wolf greeted voters and posed for pictures at the shop right. he urged his supporters not to become complacent and to cast their ballots on tuesday. if you'd like to learn more about the candidates and the issues that will be decided on tuesday, you can visit our website,
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within the next few moments at right about 7:45, drivers will not be allowed to use the ben franklin bridge for a little while because there's a charity event going on this morning. here is a live look at the bridge. it is windy out there. hundreds of runners and walkers will soon take over the ben franklin for the run the bridge 10k. matt delucia is live in camden. plenty of fun before the main event. what's happening there now? >> reporter: you mentioned that the bridge will be closing. that will be happening in about ten minutes from now. and it's all because of this charity run that's going to be happening in a few minutes. actually, they're going to be starting about 8:30. we'll show you the pre-workout, if you will. all these folks getting ready to go inside campbell's field. at 8:30, they're going to be starting at the base of the ben franklin bridge. they're going to make their way over and come back and make their way through the streets of camden. we have about 3,500 runners out
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here, 500 walkers. there are also kids inside there for an event as well, inside the field. this has been going on since about 2002. it's to support the non-profit special education school for children with disabilities. they serve five counties in south jersey. and so this is an important event for them and a lot of people are out here to support them. we're going to talk with a couple folks here. this is a group of friends from northeast florida. you're ready to go. how are you planning to stay warm? >> just run fast! run as fast as i can and get back to warmth. that's my goal. >> so why did you get up so early on a sunday morning? >> we're getting ready to run this race, help out, help support cooper and the larken school. we're hoping to help out the kids. >> sounds good. who are the ones getting married? >> we are. >> is this your last big hurrah before you tie the knot?
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>> maybe. just keep running. >> he might run back to me. i don't know. >> reporter: we'll see. you guys are all bundled up. did you prepare for this? you knew it was going to be cold? >> not whatsoever. i think i ran two days ago. that was it. >> reporter: the ben franklin bridge will be closing in a few minutes. it should open once all the runners make their way over. some closures happening in camden. cooper street, they were going to close that down as well. keep that in mind if you need to be heading over the ben franklin bridge at any point this morning, plan an alternate route. live in camden this morning, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. parents in one montgomery county community are being warned to check their children's halloween candy after a boy says he found a razor blade inside the wrapper of a candy bar. this happened in towamencin
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township. that boy and his mother are now speaking out about the incident. >> i opened it up and just like a box cutter knife or a razor blade just fell out of it. >> how did it get there? how did they take a sealed package? i didn't know if someone did it or if it was packaged like that or what. >> reporter: brandon was not hurt by the blade. police are continuing to look into how it got in the wrapper and investigators tell nbc 10 they are not releasing the brand of the candy involved because they want parents to check every piece. a well-known mummer and his daughter are now facing chargers in the beating and shooting of a man in queen village last weekend. surveillance video captured the entire attack last saturday morning. that's when we first reported this incident to you. philadelphia police say that carmen d'amato and rita d'amato attacked a homeless man here. according to investigators, the young erdie d-- the younger d'amato hit him with a
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baseball bat. he and his daughter surrendered to police on friday. >> would you give me the name of your lawyer or issue a statement i can use, please? because i really want to hear your side of the story. >> monique braxton tried to talk to rita at the d'amatos' queen village home yesterday afternoon. she declined to comment over the intercom and referred us to their lawyer. she and her father are due in court on the 18th. now to an update on an apartment building fire in west philadelphia that displaced dozens of residents late thursday night. according to the red cross, some residents were able to return to their apartments last night. several tell nbc 10 they don't have electricity yet. since thursday night, that's when the fire damaged part of the apartment building at 62nd and chestnut streets. the red cross also tells us about 22 other families who live in the most heavily damaged area of the building, they were moved to another property last night.
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meanwhile, the red cross continues to work with those families. >> doing case work with each and every family, looking to see what they need in terms of clothing. it's cold now, so we have to do seasonal clothing. >> the families who were moved to that other property, are working with social services to find longer term housing. the mother of a murdered pennsylvania state trooper is speaking out about the capture of his alleged killer. eric frein was taken into custody thursday night at an abandoned airport hangar in monroe county. he had been on the run for 48 days, accused of shooting and killing corporal brian dixon. dixon's mother said she never had any doubt that her son's fellow troopers would bring frein in. she admits that the capture was an emotional moment for her. >> i tried. it was the end for me. they honored brian as their brother. and he would be very proud of
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them. >> investigators are now looking into frein's past for a possible motive in all of this. police believe he did have a grudge against law enforcement, but authorities say they don't yet understand why. now, the end of the manhunt means that hunters can now go back into the woods to search for game. hunting had been banned in seven townships in pike and monroe counties during the search for eric frein. after he was caught on thursday, the game commission ditched all of their restrictions on hunting. hunters, as you can imagine, are glad to be back. >> don't have to get anything, it's just nice to be in the woods again and be relaxed, and there's some beautiful scenery in the poconos. >> hunting had been halted for a month after police found explosives in the woods that they believed were left behind by frein. next, we have an update on this lava that's oozing from the volcano in hawaii. we'll take a look at how close it's creeping to one small town.
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let's go to hawaii's big island, where lava from the k l kilauea volcano has stalled. some is break out along the sides of the flow, but it's moving very slowly. the lava has been streaming down from the volcano since june. so far, it's only burned a shed, trees, and some grass. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> all right, a good sunday morning. i'm meteorologist michelle grossman. it is a cold one, in case you haven't stepped out yet, maybe you're still in bed. you probably hear the wind outside. we're seeing winds gusting pretty high this morning. but it is dry. we're not seeing the rain that we saw yesterday. it was rainy all day. it was chilly and raw. today, different story in terms of the precipitation. we have no precipitation going on. pretty bright skies. mostly cloudy right now, but it will be mostly sunny by later on this afternoon. 42 right now in philadelphia. winds out of the north-northwest at 20 miles per hour. right now, temperatures mainly in the 40s.
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the low 40s, but it feels a lot colder than that. mostly cloudy in philadelphia. looking good in atlantic city. temperatures right now, there's a lot of blue in there. we're in the low 40s. 30s in some spots. 39 in westchester. 40 in atlantic city. 42 in millville. 42 degrees in dover. if you factor in the winds, it does feel colder than that. right now we're seeing windchills oh, below freezing in pottstown. feels like 31 in lancaster. feels like right around freezing in philadelphia. 34 is the windchill in philadelphia. so here's the setup today. we are dry today. the rain that came through yesterday is now out of here. that is good news. but we do have the wind that is left over. the lows off the coast that was responsible for the rain yesterday, high pressure is building in. it's battling it out with that low pressure. the wind today, into the afternoon, and really, into the evening. overnight, it will be breezy and then it will be breezy getting us back to school and work on monday. winds gusting 32 miles per hour in philadelphia. 30 in lancaster.
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25-mile-per-hour wind gusts in allentown. so you have that, and you have the cold air. yeah, it's pretty blustery out there. becoming sunny today, some spots seeing more sunshine than others, but right now, mostly cloudy in philadelphia. mostly sunny by this afternoon. not really heating us up, though. 48 to 51, i think we'll top out around 49, maybe 50 degrees. the windchill staying in the 30s. maybe the low 40s throughout the day. tonight the temperature really drops. 35 in philadelphia. so a little above freezing. 29 north and west. mostly clear and cold. breezy with winds out of the northwest at ten to 20 miles per hour. seven-day forecast, we do have improving temperatures and we have sunshine on monday, so a cold start monday morning. 58, though, by the afternoon. that warms up nicely. tuesday, even warmer. 66, lots of sunshine. i'm going to pick tuesday. wednesday, more clouds, 68 degrees. we're looking at clouds, the chance for showers, 61. by friday, partly sunny, much cooler, 53. remains cool on saturday with
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sunshine, breezy, 54. we want to show you this video now of aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights. this is over sweden. since october 19th, a series of huge flares have erupted from the sun, sending streams of charged particles into the earth's magnetic field and that creates the northern lights. the most recent flare eruption has been called the largest in 25 years. imagine waking up to that. we are just two days away now from the midterm elections, and it's the final campaign push for the candidates. next, "meet the press" moderator chuck todd talks about his trip to the battleground states. i'm tracy davidson. join me today when we debate the pros and ko s and cons of phila new hate crime law. >> if you are not accepting, there's a price in philadelphia to be paid for that. >> we should apply the law across the board and equally to everybody, regardless of their sexual orientation, regardless of their race, regardless of their disability. coming up this morning at
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26 miles is a long drive. [ laughter ] if you call up one of your
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friends, say hey man, i need you to pick me up. where you at? about 26 miles away. you better get moving. >> chris rock returned to "snl" last night to host for the first time since he left the show more than two decades ago. that was rock talking about today's new york city marathon. right now on, if you're interested, we have some of comedians' funniest clips over the years. thousands of runners will participate today. they'll have to deal with temperatures in the 40s and they've also got the wind to contend with. this is the 44th year for the race. a member of the "today" show family is participating in the marathon. erica hill will be out there today. kate snow is filling in for her this morning. she joins us live with lester holt to tell us more about what they're working on. hey, guys. >> good morning. i got the better end of the deal i think. in the warm studio. >> but we are with erica in spirit and wish her a lot of luck this morning. coming up this morning on "today," we'll be talking about
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the wild weather coast to koeco. >> a system now taking aim at new england. dylan will be live up in maine where it's very snowy and cold with what you can expect. also ahead, we're going to take you up close and personal with the team's task of hunting down the nation's most dangerous fugitive suspects. i spent a couple days with them. we'll take you along for the hunt. plus, all eyes will be on nik wallenda later today as he attempts a tight rope walk between two skyscrapers in chicago. how is he feeling? this morning, his father joins us for an exclusive live interview. >> and could she keep up? >> looking forward to it. see you guys at 8:00. thank you. it is the final two days of campaigning before tuesday's midterm elections and that's what they're talking about on "meet the press" this morning. joining me now for a preview is moderator chuck todd. good morning, chuck.
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>> good morning, rosemary. i counted down hours. you're using days. we're at 48 hours. >> you were on the road again this week to meet the voters in key battleground states. what did you learn from the trip? >> well, over the two-week trip, what was amazing was how unanimous undecided voters were about what this election is about. they're frustrated with both parties. they're not happy with the leadership coming out of the white house. not happy with president obama. that's more acute in the southern states that i was in this week. that's for sure. but they're not necessarily convinced that handing power to the republicans is going to change things at all. so i think that's why -- here we are. 48 hours from election day. and we're still on a knife edge about this idea of whether republicans are actually going to get the senate majority. they're in good shape. they seem to have some momentum. certainly the geography of where this battle is taking place. three of the big states that i was in this week in the south are particularly tough states for democrats in general. so it's certainly in their
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favor. but they haven't locked anything in because voters seem to be concerned that neither party right now is providing real answers. >> and while i have you here, i want to talk to you about one of the big races in our area, the battle for pennsylvania governor, of course. how important are these last few days of campaigning, or as you put it, these last hours of campaigning for the candidates? >> well, for this, it's all about get out the vote efforts now. if you see the way you have surrogates traveling the country, whether it's chris christie in your neighboring state of new jersey, with republicans everywhere. bill clinton, hillary clinton. but really, bill clinton has been crisscrossing the country, and it's all about holding rallies that are meant to get candidates to the polls. and pennsylvania, you guys are sort of in an old era of election counting these days and election voting. most states now, half the people vote early. they vote by mail or go to early polling places. pennsylvania still does it the old fashioned way. people have to show up on election day to vote. that's why you're going to see an extra intensity in
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pennsylvania than you will in some other places because of the get out the vote efforts. but obviously this is one of those states democrats feel good about when it comes to targeting some of these governors that they're hoping to knock off. chris -- corbett has been behind all along to wolf. >> chuck todd, moderator of "meet the press." thank you, chuck. >> thanks, rosemary. >> you can watch "meet the press" at 10:30. they'll be talking about all the important races. as chuck also mentioned, what's happening in the u.s. senate. we're going to take a quick break and then we'll be right back.
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it was a party fit for ben franklin and the mummers. celebrating philadelphia culture was the theme last night at the looking out for kids fundraiser in elkins park. the event featured a silent auction to benefit the program, which provides free eye exam screenings and glasses to school children in philadelphia and montgomery counties. i was thrilled to be a part of the event last night. the eighth year for it. the interesting thing is that the optometry students, they're the ones who go into the philadelphia schools, they help the kids, give them the free screenings and it's really great. >> and so necessary. awesome. jacket necessary this morning. cold, cold, cold. we're looking at temperatures in the 40s. feels like the 30s. 49 today. mostly sunny but warmer as we go
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throughout monday, tuesday, and wednesday. >> michelle and i will see you become here at 9:00. have a good one. kitchen cabinets in the nation. est distributorf we've got american-made products that are beating out chinese imports. so, i know pennsylvania can be a leader in manufacturing and we can make things again. but we have to invest in education and a skilled workforce today. i'm tom wolf and i have a plan. we can do great things, but we have to think ahead. tom wolf for governor. a fresh start for pennsylvania.
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good morning. arctic blasts, tens of millions across the country waking up in the grips of bone chilling cold. while the deep south recovers from record breaking snow, some of the earliest ever. dylan is in the teeth up in maine. difficult tasks. investigators begin gathering debris from the ill vated virgin galactic space plane. we learn about one two died and investigators wait to speak to a second that survived. >> we'll overcome it. not your average sunday stroll. nick wallenda set to make a