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we have you covered with everything you need to know. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm vai sikahema. to borrow a phrase from one of your favorite songs, it's not all about the bass today, it's just about the snow. we have live, team coverage of the holiday storm, keeping an eye on the roads and tracking the snow to find out when the rain will turn to snow. let's get right to nbc 10 first alert meteorologist bill henley. good morning, bill. >> good morning, vai. we'll see that north and west of the city. it is a steady rain in philadelphia. the wind is a bit stronger than it was first thing this morning. it will be increasing this afternoon. that will be colder air moving into the area. it is a first alert day, as rain will change to snow. significant accumulation north and west, while it will be wet snow on the i-95 corridor. north and west areas will see the snow piling up this morning and this afternoon, leading to hazardous travel and the potential for power outages. right now it's just rain and a steady rain that started in delaware and south jersey, has moved into philadelphia and some of the suburbs, too. steadier rainfall in chester and
into portions of montgomery and lower bucks county. the temperatures are inching down. now 47 degrees in philadelphia. that's down one degree in the last hour. shows you how slowly things are changing this morning. north and west it's a bit chillier, but not by much for pottstown and reading at 42 degrees, while it's 42 in millville. areas north and west will get colder faster, so rain will change to snow. at 9:00, just rain for the i-95 corrid corridor. by noontime, though, rain will be mixing with snow, 35 degrees and snow will be accumulating late this afternoon. at 4:00, the snow will be coming down as well as the temperature. 34 degrees at that hour. we'll go through it hour by hour with the latest future weather when i come back in less than ten minutes, but right now, first alert traffic reporter jill mian mele is watching a ray met mess. >> yes, it is. good morning to you, bill. we have a number of accidents this morning and a new one into the system now for drivers in delaware. 95 northbound, the on-ramp from route 58, which is churchmans road, we have an accident there.
we're told that a vehicle actually went off of the highway and down an embankment, so that just goes to show that the conditions are going to be slippery out there. the roads are wet. route 1 at the dover toll plaza. you can see the wet roads out there, but volume not an issue on route 1 right now and really not an issue on 76 either. this is westbound at city avenue. we're just start taking to see a little tap of the brakes, but typically at this hour, this is one of those live pictures where we see that backup starting to form. drive times still about 15 minutes both ways between the blue route and the vine, so pretty average start right now on 76. p.a. turnpike eastbound at ft. washington, right lane still blocked as a result of an accident that happened hours ago, about six hours ago. cleanup is still going on in that area, so you can expect to see a tap of the brakes there as well. vai? >> jillian, thank you. today is all about planes, trains, and as you can see here, automobiles. you're looking live at i-95 in south philadelphia. it's just one major highway penndot will try to keep clear and safe when snow starts falling from our holiday storm. nbc 10's katy zachry's live at
the mid-county toll plaza in plymouth meeting, montgomery county. katy, are the road crews ready for the switchover from rain to snow out there? >> reporter: i am told they are, vai. and i'm told they're monitoring the conditions. the conditions out here right now, a steady, light rain. you can feel the temperature drop, and it is windier. penndot is keenly aware of how many drivers are relying on them today to keep the roads safe on one of the busiest travel days of the year. we went to penndot's command center yesterday to find out how they will be monitoring conditions. they have 300 traffic cameras that they are watching, and they tell me as soon as the rain turns to snow, they will begin treating the roads with either a salt or brine, and they really hope that drivers stay off the roads today. but if they can't, here's some good advice. >> the safest place for you during a snowstorm is behind a plow. you don't want to ever pass a snowplow, because our blades can be 10 feet wide, which are wider than a truck. so, you might think you're clearing the truck, but you're
not seeing the plow. >> reporter: coming up in the next half hour, we talked to a aaa spokesperson about their travel predictions and how today's winter storm is affecting those numbers. that's coming up in about 25 minutes. reporting live from the mid-county toll plaza in plymouth meeting, i'm katy zachry, nbc 10 news. >> and preparations are also under way at philly international. here is a live look inside the terminal as travelers arrive for their flights. right now there are no delays, but checking the status of your flights is always a good idea. coming up in 30 minutes, nbc 10's jesse gary will tell us what steps are being taken because of today's storm. and if you're taking the train today, you could run into some delays. amtrak expects a record number of riders to leave and come into town for thanksgiving. amtrak plans to have extra trains running up and down the northeast corridor. there are a few school closings this morning because of the snow. the list is scrolling at the bottom of your screen right now, and you can count on nbc 10, of
course, or if your child's school closes or gets out early because of the holiday storm, all you need to do is sign up for school closings on nbc10.com and we'll alert you via text message or e-mail. not just for this storm, but any time your school closes this winter because of bad weather. and as this holiday storm moves through today, stay connected to our first alert updates. we'll be updating you on the air, online and on your mobile device with free nbc 10 first alert weather app. new this morning, water main break in philadelphia's bustleton section flooded some basements and a driveway. an 8-inch main broke near the intersection of bowler and witler streets. you can see water covering the wheels of that car there that's parked in the flooded driveway. authorities tell us none of the residents had to evacuate. well, calm has returned to the streets of ferguson, missouri, while the second night of demonstrations were not as chaotic as monday night, some people still caused damage. >> yes, they're smashing the
windows. >> demonstrators again targeted a police cruiser, smashing out its windows and then torching it. they hurled bricks and bottles at police, who were armed in full riot gear. officers used tear gas and smoke bombs to break up the crowds. this comes after a grand jury decided not to indict a police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed teenager, michael brown. >> my emotions are all over the place. i don't know what to feel, you know. i'm just -- i'm just hurt. i'm empty. >> police say 44 people were arrested last night and 1,500 more national guardsmen were on the streets last night compared to monday night. >> who are you really protecting, huh? it ain't us! >> these pictures are local. for a second night, protesters marched in philadelphia and tensions grew last night when the group stopped at the 9th police district headquarters in north philly. everlier in the night, another rally was held near temple's
campus. police say the crowds remained largely peaceful. stay with us for any developments in ferguson and here in philadelphia. a philadelphia lawyer's behind bars this morning, accused of paying for a 14-year-old sex slave. brian meehan turned himself in yesterday. prosecutors say meehan brought the girl to his center city office more than 20 times. prosecutors say the girl testified to a grand jury that meehan knew her age and said he had also had sex with a 12-year-old. >> i believe there is a very special place in hell for men like brian meehan that rape 12 and 14-year-old girls. >> authorities say a germantown couple forced the 14-year-old and four other girls into prostitution. all of them are now safe. as for the couple, they're in custody as part of a separate grand jury investigation. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> umbrellas are going up this morning as rain is coming down, but as the day goes on, the
umbrellas will go away, snow shovels will come out. a rainy start and steady rainfall is going to, with falling temperatures, change to snow north and west. that's where we're still expecting the heaviest snowfall. but philadelphia will get snow with this storm system. it's parts of south jersey that will stay rainy and even southern delaware, too. waiting for precipitation. it will be mainly snow in the pocono mountains, 34 degrees. right at 45 now for trenton and wilmington. the temperatures are slowly coming down with the rain. and that's a rainy view looking across the delaware from the adventure aquarium. rain to start with for the next few hours in philadelphia. then it changes to snow. some of the first flakes will be spotted on this camera. this is the view from camelback. you can see the picnic tables waiting for the 8 to 12 inches that the ski resorts are getting, going to get out of this storm. satellite shows plenty of clouds. this is a massive storm system. it's not just in our area. it extends way to the south, even into florida. now, it's all rain to our south, but it's going to drag in colder air as the day progresses, which
will change the rain to snow. and at 8:00 this morning, we'll start to see some snow falling farther off to the north and west and into the pocono mountains. by 8:00, as it gets colder for northern and western suburbs, that snow mixing in with the rain at 8:00. by 9:00, snow will extend into the i-95 corridor. at 10:00, accumulating snowfall for philadelphia and new castle county. northern new castle county will see the accumulating snowfall. the heaviest snow will be to the north and west, but the snow will continue at 11:00. at noontime, snow's coming down and extending into salem, gloucester, camden and burlington counties. trenton, you'll be getting snow at that hour. and at 1:00 this afternoon, the snow is still coming down. but during the afternoon, as this storm moves up the coast, this is 2:00. you can see the rain will be mixing with snow in philadelphia. that's going to bring down the snow totals in the city, while it stays all snow north and west. and this is why we're expecting to see accumulation, significant accumulation, not just for
allentown and reading, but portions of chester, montgomery and bucks counties as well. so, rain changing to snow with gusty winds. we're at 47 now. later this afternoon a big drop. we'll be at 33 degrees. updated snow totals, what to expect when i come back in less than ten minutes. everyone out there's dealing with wet roads. there is also a six-hour cleanup on the p.a. turnpike. >> let's get an update with nbc 10's first alert traffic reporter jillian mele. >> good morning. starting off in center city, philadelphia, right now, with a live look at the vine street expressway. you can see the roads are wet, but we're not seeing delays on the vine. that's the westbound side as drivers head out to 76. waiting to see that delay form, because typically, 6:00 to 6:30 is when we start to see heavy volume on the westbound side of the vine, but right now we're not seeing that, so that's good news if you're heading out in center city. heading north to the lehigh valley, 22 is clear there. pennsylvania turnpike eastbound at ft. washington, we had an
accident involving two tractor-trailers around midnight. as a result, for hours this morning the two right lanes were blocked. then we had one right lane blocked and we just got word that accident has been moved over to the shoulder. so, all of the lanes on the highway itself are open, but you can still expect some activity there. 95 northbound in delaware, on-ramp from route 58, churchmans road, we have an accident at that location. and finally, if you're making your way out this morning or all day today on new jersey transit, systemwide cross-honoring is in effect. all hands on deck and all eyes are on this holiday storm. >> our first alert meteorologists are working hard in the weather center tracking the rain and the snow. stay with nbc 10 for all the latest weather developments as we go through the day. also, villanova getting an upgrade. the expansion project on the way that will have people singing and commuters breathing a sigh of relief.
here's a live look outside, rainy cape may. the rain will change to snow in some parts of our area. some places, like the poconos, will get significant amounts of snow. it all depends on that rain-snow line. we'll get an update from meteorologist bill henley coming up. the philadelphia streets department has its game plan ready for clearing city streets. workers will use 70 vehicles to spread salt. workers will make sure that the parade route is clear for thanksgiving morning. and at 6:15, we're following breaking news out of missouri, where two fbi agents were shot in st. louis county. and here is a live picture from the air of the scene. take a look. here's what happened. investigators say a man barricaded himself inside a house and fired. the agents were hit, but their injuries are not life-threatening. now, this happened about five miles away from ferguson, but
right now, st. louis police say there is no connection to this incident and the violence that's happening, that's been happening in ferguson. we'll continue to monitor this story and bring you new information as soon as we get it. an attack and a robbery in an elevator. a surveillance camera caught it and philadelphia police want you to take a good look. the video shows one of the robbers talking to a man inside an elevator at the diamond green apartments in north philadelphia. this happened monday night. you can see him attacking the victim on the exit. two other men and a woman also joined in on the attack. the robber stole the man's money, ripped his clothes and then chased him from the building. a camden county law firm is suing t.g.i. fridays for charging customers too much for drinks. the suit claims that fridays actually left drink prices off the menu on purpose so the chain could charge whatever it wanted. nbc 10 reached out to fridays for its side of the story. a spokesperson told us the lawsuit is without merit. pennsylvania says the federal government should get off its back when it comes to
recruiting women into the state police. the state wants a judge to throw out a federal lawsuit involving the use of fitness tests to select new troopers. the justice department claims the tests show a wide gap between the pass rates for men and women in what amounts to employment discrimination. the state denies a wide gap exists. villanova university will move forward with a $300 million expansion project. radnor township gave the university its conditional okay for the expansion along lancaster avenue. villanova plans to build more dorms, a parking garage and a performing arts center. the school tells us the plan still needs to go through a land development process. it is 6:17. a busy, busy day on the roads, though. a lot of people, i think, got an early start because we told them this messy weather was coming. >> that means jillian mele's awfully busy this morning. what's up? >> starting in delaware, where we've seen wet roads much of the morning. 495 at terminal avenue.
good news, no delays or accidents. we had an accident on 95 northbound, the on-ramp from churchmans road, but that accident has cleared, so you're good to go there. we're starting to see that slowdown, typical slowdown 95 southbound right at cottman avenue. you can see the drive times reading that delay, about 18 minutes right now from woodhaven to the vine. vine street expressway is pretty clear still in both directions. a few water main breaks in the area. we have one in bridgeport, david road at crooked lane. also we're following a water main break in the bustleton section of philadelphia, witler street and bowler street. that will be blocked off. take lott or hoff street to get around it. and the pennsylvania turnpike has been the source of problems all morning long because of an overnight accident eastbound at ft. washington. we still have some activity out there, but everything has been moved over to the shoulder. and as you can see on this map, average speeds in that area about 63 miles per hour right now. so, we're not seeing a delay at the scene of that accident and cleanup as a result of that accident, but of course, that's something that's been with us for about 6 1/2 hours now.
so, just take your time in that area. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> rain is coming down and we're seeing a lot of rainfall and the heavy rain will continue in south jersey, while in philadelphia, the rain that's falling will change to snow. riding in on the winds, colder air that's coming in during the day. now 47 degrees in philadelphia. wind is just at 9 miles an hour. it will be stronger this afternoon and stronger and colder in the pocono mountains. camelback waiting for the first snowflakes this morning, expecting 8 to 12 inches in the pocono mountains. 40s for the i-95 corridor. when we first went on the air, fair meadow farm, brandywine were in the 40s, but we saw 30s for coatesville and other locations in chester county. as the rain moved in, it brought some of the warmer air aloft down, and now it is in the low 40s for chester springs and glenmoore. and farther to the west, it is in the low 40s in coatesville. got a couple locations reporting
in coatesville. but those numbers will be coming down, so in the next couple hours, we'll see them drop into the 30s and snow will be developing north and west. colder air is riding in on the winds that are 10 miles an hour in pottstown. they'll be close to 20 miles an hour this afternoon. and through it all, this massive snowstorm. it's going to be a long haul during the day today. it will be with us through this morning and through this afternoon. the low is still to our south. it has to ride up past us. and that will happen late this afternoon and tonight. now, rain extending even into very close to the pocono mountains this morning, and that's steadier rainfall, especially in chester county and portions of montgomery and bucks counties as well. the snow forecast. 8 to 12 inches for the ski resorts. for the lehigh valley, berks county, portions of bucks, chester and montgomery county, 5 to 8 inches of snowfall. in the immediate suburbs of philadelphia, 3 to 5 inches of snow. but in the city, we could see 2 to 4 inches of snow. it is farther to the south and east that will be more limited. we're looking at 1 to 3 inches
for portions of delaware and into south jersey. and farther to the south, mainly, if not all rainfall with this system, as it will finally taper off later today. so, the forecast is calling for temperatures to be falling. we'll see temperatures in the 40s drop into the 30s as the day progresses. the rain will change to snow first north and west and then in the i-95 corridor. and there may be a period this afternoon where it goes back and forth or is mixed with rain and snow at the same time before that colder air comes in and takes over completely for tonight and into tomorrow. now, tomorrow will be dry, but it will be cold enough so anything that's on the ground will be staying on the ground. >> okay. >> so, the rain changes to snow, but it's just happening a little bit later than we expected. >> not for -- no, i think we're on track. what time were you expecting it by? >> i thought it would be earlier, like 3:00 this morning. >> no, no, it was always supposed to be rain to begin with. >> i just need to listen closer. >> you didn't hear me say that. >> all right. there you go.
>> review again, though, the changeover. >> it's all rain right now. >> all rain right now. >> the changeover i think is going to happen between the 8:00, 9:00 hour to areas north and west. and by 10:00, we'll probably see some snow mixing with the rain in philadelphia that will continue into the afternoon. later this afternoon, we might see a little bit of warming. it will have that line going back and forth along the i-95 corridor. that's why we're expecting less snow right along the i-95 corridor, then the more significant snow for areas north and west. >> got it. >> thank you very much, bill, appreciate it. >> thank you for listening. well, with storms like this, you worry not just about the roads, but about your power. we'll tell you what power companies are doing right now to make sure your lights and your heat stay on. and it pays to do your homework when it comes to black friday shopping, but if you haven't, no worries. we did it for you. we found some deals that might just make you leave your family right after that thanksgiving feast.
good morning, if you're waking up in new jersey. this is what it looks like along the 42 freeway. a live look at creek road. head liklights are the northbou side approaching the area bridges. bring bridges are clear. in a minute, i'll take you to a live look at 76. right now, the rain is coming down pretty much everywhere. >> and now is the time to go anywhere because it is only rain. rain extends to areas from center city north and west as well. we are watching steadier, heavier rain in portions of chester county now, and this is part of the area that will see some of the first snowfall this morning. stop, look and listen. hour by hour, we're tracking this holiday storm hitting the delaware valley. we have live, team coverage on the ground and in the air. >> reporter: take it slow if you're hitting the roads. i'm katy zachry live in plymouth meeting, where it has been raining for the last few hours. i have a message from penndot for you you will not want to miss. it's coming up.
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it is 6:30. and if you plan on going anywhere today, do it early. we are counting down to the change to snow. and we are seeing rain right now, but in just a couple of hours, that's all going to change. we get your first alert forecast hour by hour. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> and i'm tracy davidson. we have all the information you need as you make your plans for today. meteorologist bill henley has his first alert forecast. bill? >> tracy, right now we are tracking some steady rainfall and heavy rainfall at times in delaware and south jersey, while areas north and west will see temperatures come down and the rain will change to snow. we've issued a first alert. it's a first alert weather day for rain and wet snow along the i-95 corridor. significant accumulation. the heaviest will be north and
west of the city, and that could lead to hazardous travel today as well as the potential for power outages. so far, it is just rain across delaware, south jersey and well into pennsylvania. light rainfall now in portions of delaware and south jersey. the steadiest, heaviest rainfall right now is in chester county, and this is where we're going to see temperatures come down this morning and we will see some of the first snowflakes. it's west vincent that is seeing some of the heavier rainfall right now, getting ready to leave the house, you'll definitely need your rain gear to start with. but later on, it is snow shovels that will be coming out of the garage. 34 right now in the pocono mountains, low 40s for reading, pottstown, while wilmington and philadelphia are at 45 degrees. temperatures are slowly coming down. it's down two degrees in the last hour. by 9:00, 37 degrees, rain. snow and rain mix at lunchtime, 35 degrees. and a rainy snowy mix will be hugging the i-95 corridor for parts of the afternoon, while snow will be accumulating north and west. and significant snowfall at
that. your hour-by-hour forecast in less than ten minutes, but first alert traffic reporter jillian mele is standing by with, i guess a mix of people going to work and getting out of dodge, jillian. >> yeah, and a lot of accidents we've seen so far this morning, bill, but the good news is no accidents or delays to report at all on any of the area bridges. this is the ben franklin bridge. what you'll notice, though, the bridge surfaces are going to be wet, so take your time this morning. no rush to get anywhere. as i mentioned, a bunch of accidents. willingboro, john f. kennedy way at beverly rancocas road. 76 near montgomery drive, eastbound volume is pretty typical between 6:00 and 6:30. that's when we get delays forming on 95, 76 and 422, and that's what we're seeing now. drive times still average, though, about 17 to 18 minutes both ways between the blue route and the vine. the blue route looks good and the pennsylvania turnpike eastbound at ft. washington. we still have some activity on the shoulder as the result of an overnight accident, but speeds about 58 miles per hour. so, we're not seeing a slowdown there. tracy? >> thanks, jillian.
6:32 right now. and our holiday storm will deliver snow to the poconos. here's a live look at camelback mountain, where ski season opens on friday and they will have plenty of snow there. down the jersey shore, it's raining right now. here's a live view of cape may with the holiday storm moving along the coast. we also have a live picture for you from thorndale, chester county. that's one of the first areas in our region expected to see the snow changeover this morning. we have live, team coverage of the holiday storm and its effect on travel on this busy travel day. nbc 10's jesse gary is live at philadelphia international airport, but we begin with nbc 10's katy zachry, live at the mid-county tolls in plymouth meeting. katy, what's aaa saying about this early winter weather? >> reporter: so, we did talk to aaa, tracy. i'll have their comments for you in just a minute. i want to set the stage, though. the conditions out here, the road conditions are not great by any means. while we are not seeing snow, we have had a steady rain. the temperature has dropped. the wind is picking up. and there are a lot more cars out on the road. penndot hoping that people drive
ahead of this storm that we're getting in just a few hours. we stopped by their command center to find out how they're preparing for today's winter weather. it is one of the busiest travel days of the year, and the storm is coming midday. it's that timing that really makes things difficult, because when you have the snowfall, you'll likely have people out on the roads making it difficult for the plows to do their job. as bad as last winter was, penndot tells me it was easier to clear the roads because most storms happened overnight. a spokesperson with aaa this morning echoed those concerns. >> i think people had enough advanced notice that they could have adjusted their travel. they maybe did so leaving tuesday or maybe even leaving thanksgiving morning. but in any event, i think with the snow and the wind and the rain coming in, the road travel is going to be a little bit difficult. >> reporter: and that spokesperson with aaa as well as penndot, again, advising drivers to stay off the roads during this storm. if you have to be on the road, we're hearing from aaa -- or rather, penndot, the safest
place for your car to be is behind a plow. do not try and pass the plows, because the actual plow on the front of the vehicle is so much wider that be the actual vehicle. sometimes cars actually don't clear the plow and that can be really dangerous. reporting live in plymouth meeting, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. >> thank you, katy. now let's check in with nbc 10's jesse gary, live outside philadelphia international airport. jesse, given the circumstances, looks like travelers have been pretty lucky so far, yes or no? >> reporter: yes, so far, vai. but of course, it's early. i just checked in with airport officials as th officials, as take-offs and landings are proceeding without a problem. we've moved back outside to check on the conditions. the drizzle we saw around 3:00 this morning, that's given way to a steady rainfall, but it will become snow later, potential to snarl air traffic. airport officials say last winter provided valuable lessons in how to deal with and defeat snowfall. plow crews are on standby for
the two main runways here. their plan of alternate passes will mean one strip will always be clear for flights to land. >> we have our equipment on standby ready to go. we have enough deicing material for the airfield, we have salt for the roadways where the cars go, we have a crew on standby, both department of airport personnel as well as contractors all ready to go. they're considered essential personnel. >> reporter: back live here at the airport, as you see people getting out of their vehicles, getting ready to head inside. coming up in the next 25 minutes, what drivers will need to know, whether they are coming to drop off or pick up passengers here at philadelphia international airport. that's where we're live this morning, jesse gary, nbc 10 news. and wet, heavy snow from this storm could be a drag on trees and electrical lines and could mean power outages. peco added extra staff for the storm. the company's not taking any chances after hundreds of thousands of people lost power for weeks last winter.
>> we'll have extra crews out on the field, should there be any outages that are caused by the snow that has been forecast. heavier, wetter snow can, of course, pull down trees. that could come into contact with our popper lines and could impact service. but at this time, we're not anticipating much of an impact aall. >> peco and other power companies said they have crews on standby right now ready to respond if the power goes out. >> and there are a few school closings this morning because of the snow. we have a list scrolling at the bottom of your screen. and you can count on nbc 10 to alert you if your child's school closes or gets out early because of the holiday storm. all you need to do is sign up for the school closings on nbc10.com, and we will alert you via text or e-mail, whichever you want. and it's not just for this storm, but any time your school closes this winter because of bad weather, check our website and sign up for those closings. and as this holiday storm moves through today, you can stay connected to our first alert update. we will be updating you, of course, on air and online, but you can also have it on your
mobile device with the free nbc 10 first alert weather app. at 6:38, we continue to learn more about breaking news we've been following for you for the past two hours now. two fbi agents were shot in st. louis county, and here is a live picture from the scene. here's what we know about what happened. investigators say a man barricaded himself inside a house and fired shots. we've just learned one officer was shot in the leg, the other shot in the shoulder. their injuries are not life-threatening. now, this happened about five miles away from ferguson, but st. louis police say there is no connection to the violence that's been happening in ferguson and what happened here. we'll continue to monitor this story and bring you new information on air and on our website at nbc10.com. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 6:38 now. the rain is coming down and it is only rain at this hour. temperatures are just too warm for anything else. definitely rain for much of the beginning of the morning, but as
the morning progresses, we'll see colder air coming in from the north and west. so, areas north and west will see the changeover first to snow. and there's a potential for heavy snow accumulating through the day today for areas north and west. hasn't started in the pocono mountains just yet. 34 degrees, but 45. the rain is coming down in wilmington, also 45 with just rain. add to that a gusty wind, which will be increasing this afternoon. and that's the wind that's going to bring temperatures down, first north and west and then for philadelphia. still waiting for the first snowflakes or even rain drops this morning. temperatures just above freezing in the mountains. might see a rain drop or two to begin with, but mostly it's going to be snow in the mountains. and you can see in the williamsport area, a few snowflakes. that's the first little bit of snow in our region. and while heavy rainfall is now moving from chester into upper montgomery and bucks county, that is heavier rainfall that is going to be on and off this morning. you can see another couple spots on the radar of heavier rainfall
that is going to be moving into the area. plenty of moisture ahead. this is an all-day storm system, so we'll see conditions slowly change. at 8:00 a.m., a few more spots with snow north and west. by 9:00, the snow amount will be increasing. by 10:00, it starts spreading down in some of the northern and western suburbs, mixing in with the rain. between 11:00 and 12:00 then, we'll see a major change as the snow extends into northern new castle county, extreme northern new castle county and delaware. snow will be falling in philadelphia and areas of north and west will see accumulating snowfall as we head into the afternoon hours. while that's just rain across delaware and south jersey. so, rain, then rain and snow for the i-95 corridor with all snow north and west. temperatures dropping from the 40s -- we're at 44 now -- we'll drop to 33 degrees later this afternoon with winds gusting to 30 miles an hour. updated snow totals, a look at what to expect in your region when i come back in less than ten minutes. not surprisingly, there have been a lot of accidents with the wet roads out there, but good news is that the area bridges have been clear.
>> let's get an update with first alert traffic reporter jillian mele. what are you seeing? >> bridges are looking good, so between delaware and new jersey, pretty clear. no accidents or delays to report on the bridges this morning. no big problems with mass transit, either. this is a live look in chester county, the eastbound side of the route 30 bypass at route 322. traffic moving along okay. we're starting to see a little volume there, but our delays on roads like 95 southbound, woodhaven to the vine will take you about 24 minutes. 21 minutes 76 westbound from the vine out to the blue route. 422 eastbound from oaks to route 202. we're not reading a delay yet. it's just about seven minutes, but we are seeing increased volume on 422 eastbound, so keep that in mind. new jersey transit cross-honoring systemwide today for the holiday, something to be aware of. delaware, 95 at route 273, starting to see building volume, but no accidents on the majors there.
i'm nbc 10's monique braxton live in chester county. it isn't snowing here yet, but it is mighty cold, and one family told us they've changed their holiday plans because of the forecast. we'll hear from them after the break. and the mother of all shopping days is coming. black friday. we break down what you need to know to score the best deals. silent night not so silent?
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>> the poconos, lehigh valley and suburbs to the north and west. so, if we get you right to that region, i'll show you, by 9:00 a.m., you can see most of the rainfall, according to this model, will have switched tovov to snowfall, including west chester, doylestown, allentown, quakertown, all seeing snowfall late in the morning hours. once the snowfall starts, it will continue with the heaviest bands between 3:00 and 7:00. as we push closer to 10:00 p.m., that's when you'll see the snow start to taper off. now to the i-95 corridor, it's mainly rainfall throughout the late morning hours. the winter weather advisory doesn't go into effect until 9:00 a.m., but we do expect heading into the late morning hours more of a mix of rain and snow and gusty wind speeds up to about 25 miles per hour. so, again, here's the rain-snow line. when you start to see the pink, that's snow mixing in with the rainfall. so, we could see anywhere between 2 to 4 inches right along the i-95 corridor. by 8:00 p.m., we'll start to see the rain tapering off.
now into delaware and sounds jersey, i added temperatures to the map. you can see we mainly stay in the 40s throughout the day, but once we get to around 6:00 p.m., we will start to see some of our temperatures dropping down closer to the mid-30s. that's when we'll start to see a little bit more of the snow mixing in with the rainfall. so, south jersey, central parts of delaware, southern parts of delaware will be one of the last places to see the rain switching over to snowfall. right now we want to go to monique braxton, who's live in chester county. that's going to be one of the first places we'll see snowfall as we head into the late morning hours. good morning, monique. >> reporter: good morning, brittney. it's raining hard here right now. since we last talked to you, the air has gotten much colder. we've been out talking to people, most on route to work, but we found one family that changed their vacation plans for the holiday because of the weather forecast.
>> i'm shocked that it's snowing this early, being as though we got hit so hard last year and wasn't really prepared. so, i'm a little bit nervous and i'm hoping that it's not as bad as they're saying. >> reporter: are you ready for the snow? >> yes, i am. >> reporter: what'd you do to get ready, sir? >> i just left the supermarket and it's what, 5:30, almost 6:00 in the morning? got to get it done, you know. and filling up my gas tank now. so, if it comes, it comes. >> i've got my boots and my jacket in the car, just to be ready, but i don't know. i'm going to conshohocken and back, so, hopefully we get out early. >> reporter: i think that's the best thing all of us should do this morning when we head out, grab the boots, grab the jacket. i also spoke with penndot while you were sleeping this morning. they tell us that 44 trucks are on standby right now. as soon as the first flakes fall here in chester county, they've got another 74 trucks ready. live for now from thorndale, monique braxton, nbc 10 news. >> all right, monique, thanks. remember, you can get realtime
weather information no matter where you're traveling this holiday with the free nbc 10 first alert weather app. download it right now before you go out. it's at nbc10.com. well, black friday's still 48 hours away, but the shoppers don't have to wait that long to find some great bargains. holiday deals are starting early this year. many stores are opening on thanksgiving due to the demand. according to the national retail federation, nearly 26 million americans say they will or may shop on thanksgiving day. the next day, the numbers will jump even more. and as many as 96 million americans plan to shop on black friday. one big draw, the special deals on electronics. >> black friday is all about cheap electronics. best buy, for example, is selling a 50-inch panasonic tv for $199. target has a 40-inch tv for $119. best buy is selling a macbook air for $779. >> don't do like chris cato and buy for $900 two weeks ago. but there are some items you
should wait to buy later in the holiday shopping season. >> winter clothing, christmas decorations and jewelry will probably fall in price later in the holiday season or even after christmas. those are the items that you should probably be waiting for. >> and the shopping frenzy does not end when black friday ends. small business saturday and cyber monday are still to come. happening today, workers at the macy's thanksgiving day parade in new york will be inflating those giant balloons. here's a look at what it looked like last year in midtown manhattan. kermit the frog. organizers are hoping new york will be spared from too much of the snow being forecast for the northeast. you can see the macy's parade live tomorrow morning at 9:00 right here on nbc 10. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> we went on the air almost three hours ago. at that hour, the temperature was 50 degrees and it was dry in philadelphia, but now rain is falling and the temperature is coming down as the wind picks
up. that's a live view from the loews hotel. now 44 degrees. not terribly strong is the wind just yet at 6 miles an hour, but that will increase during the afternoon. the windchill right now is 41 degrees. still waiting for the first rain drop or snowflake in the pocono mountains. this is camelback. we will watch the snow accumulate on these picnic benches through the day. and still looking at significant snowfall for the ski resorts. 47 in northeast philadelphia, 43 in wrightstown. look at the lower 40s north and west. but it is well above freezing. that's ten degrees above freezing for glenside. down to 41 in eagleville and collegeville but still too warm for anything other than rain. gilbertsville and pottstown still seeing the temperatures hold steady in the low 40s. the clouds, the rain, the snow, this storm system is a massive storm, and it extends all the way to the south. right there is the center of it. that has to ride up the coast and go past us for us to see it come to an end. so, a lot of moisture ahead. it's going to be an all-day storm system.
and for much of the morning, it will be rain. but areas north and west, there's some of the heavier rain now moving through bucks county and some pretty good showers in portions of delaware and lower montgomery county as well. this will be changing to rain, first north and west, and that's where we're going to see significant snowfall. by the time this one pulls away tonight, looking at 8 to 12 inches in the pocono mountains. the lehigh valley, berks county, portions of upper bucks, montgomery and western chester county, 5 to 8 inches of snow. the immediate suburbs of philadelphia looking at 3 to 5 inches of snow. looks like 2 to 4 in the city, while farther to the south and east it's going to be 1 to 3 inches of snow from northern delaware and into new jersey, but farther to the south, there will be little to no snow, as it will be mainly rain and a potential for heavy rain. 1 to 2 inches of rain in portions of new jersey. but the i-95 corridor, rain changes to snow. gusty winds. the temperature 44, will drop into the low 30s this afternoon. and tomorrow the rain, the snow is gone and the temperatures just below freezing to start
with. 40 degrees tomorrow afternoon. and colder on friday. the cold persists into saturday morning, 28 degrees. then a little bit warmer saturday afternoon, but the real warm-up comes sunday. wow, what a turnaround. 58 degrees on sunday. 50s again on monday and lots of sunshine tuesday. >> so, traveling will be challenging today. it's seven minutes before 7:00. if you're working, have errands to run or you're headed wherever you're headed to for thanksgiving. >> speaking of traveling, first alert traffic reporter jillian mele with more on the roads. >> we have an accident on 76, westbound, the south street on-ramp. partially blocking the tail end of that ramps drivers try to make their way on to the highway, westbound 76. so, it is helping slow things down a little bit in that area. we have pockets of volume on the blue route, but it's not too bad out near ridge pike. drive time, northbound we're starting to see a little volume, especially near route 1. so, from 95 to 76, north of that will take you about 20 minutes.
18 minutes between those two points southbound. and you can see 422, we have normal delays out there. eastbound is slow moving from oaks down to route 23. 18 miles per hour is the average speed on 76 westbound right near city avenue. 14 is what we're seeing on 95 southbound from cottman down to girard. coming up in a few minutes, i'll tell you about an accident in new jersey. vai? >> jillian, thank you. the rain is here. now we're waiting on the snow. we have live, team coverage on how this weather mess could pose travel troubles. katy? >> reporter: hi, vai. we're live in plymouth meeting, along the roads to show you how the road conditions are changing throughout the morning. plus, coming up, i have some advice from penndot on how you can help their plow drivers stay safe. and while katy is tracking the roads, i'm keeping an eye on the skies. philadelphia international airport packed with travelers this morning. things could get worse if this rain turns to snow, which is forecast to do. coming up, i'll tell you what the airport has in store to keep the planes and the passengers moving.
i'm katy zachry live in plymouth meeting. we've been watching road conditions here at the mid-county toll plaza. i can tell you the weather has gotten worse and traffic has picked up. we've been in touch with penndot, who's been practicing their snow routes leading up to today's storm. as soon as the rain turns to snow, they'll begin treating the roads. if you encounter a plow on the roads, the safest place to be is behind it. reporting live in plymouth meeting, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. and i'm jesse gary live at
philadelphia international airport. nothing but green lights for take-offs and landings and airport managers say they have a plan to keep it that way. snowplow operators already on standby, and when it does start snowing, they will alternate plowing the two main runways here. live at the airport, jesse gary, nbc 10 news. good morning. if you're traveling through willingboro, watch out for an accident, john f. kennedy way at beverly rancocas road. and just in from septa, the lansdale-doylestown line, some trains are operating with delays up to 20 minutes. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> look at this. watching the pocono mountains, seeing the first snowfall of the day. that is a live feed from camelback. meantime, rain for the rest of the area that is steady across delaware, south jersey. some of the heaviest is in the northern and western suburbs. still looking at most of the snowfall for areas north and west. the pocono mountains getting a nice amount of snow for the resorts, but even philadelphia
will get accumulating snow later today. >> we'll be ready. >> all right, good job. happy thanksgivin the "today" show's up next. good morning. foul weather. a nasty nor'easter sets across major delays for tens of thanksgiving travelers from the deep south all the way to new england, hundreds of flights already canceled. rage. for the second straight night, angry protests over that grand jury decn in the michael brown case in cities coast to coast. but police say things were much better in ferguson overnight. while the officer who fatally shot the 18-year-old breaks his silence. >> the reason i have a clean conscious, i know i did my job right. >> this morning, reaction from michael brown's parents. six american survivors of ebola come together for the first time live in our studio. they'll open up