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showers moving in from the west. this is a cold front associated with the weather, it will give us a few spotty showers later this afternoon. future tracker 6 advancing this in the afternoon. we'll see showers here and there, and sticking with this at times a few showers moving off the coastline at this point, not a lot of rain today. the big news i think is the mild temperatures. noon, high of 62. 3:00 p.m., developing down to 59. 6:00 p.m -- dropping down to 59. 6:00 p.m., 650, it doesn't last, matt. >> reporter: we have abnormalities on the traffic front we don't like this morning. we have a crash in mount laurel, burlington county, the southbound lanes of the new jersey turnpike by exit 4 at route 73. the crash is off to the left shoulder, traffic is getting by
with speeds in the mid 60s. that's not such a huge issue. this is a much bigger issue on the vine street expressway, eastbound side, multi-vehicle accidents emergency crews have arrived on the scene. when we looked at a shot last time around, no emergency crews were there. if you're coming into the city, i would stick with the river drives, take the river drives into the parkway and from there get to the eastbound side of the vine and head toward i-95. looking at a couple of house fire, there's one in franconia township, and firebombing that katherine has been telling us about in germantown at colter street. you can use church or penn or cheltenham avenue as alternates around that situation. tam i know you have more details on what's going on there. >> indeed we do, thank you, matt. it's our breaking news, a family
escaped overnight firebombing at that house in germantown. let's go over to katherine scott live at the scene gathering details. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam, i did speak to a man who was inside the home when this happened. he said there were 8 family members inside including two children, a 3-year-old and 1-year-old, he said they are okay, everybody is okay, but obviously a bit shaken up this morning after this all happened. fire crews have taped off the intersection on the unit block of colter street in germantown while the investigation is underway. the fire broke out at 3:45 a.m. the resident tells me they were all asleep when he heard a boom and fire alarm. he went to investigate and said there were two canisters burning on the front porch. they try to to put the fire out with water, but they couldn't. they ran out the back door and grabbed a fire extinguisher and extinguished the fire, but the fire spread to the about the same time. he said this is the second time
this happened to them. the last time someone tried to set their door on fire, they don't know why they are being targeted. >> they are trying to set my house on fire, for what? we don't even know the people, it's like ghosts we trying to find and they trying to find. >> reporter: katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> thank you, katherine. we're following a developing story, as well, the on going search for gunman or gunmen who fired shots at police in delaware county overnight. the action cam was near west nate ellis drive and west 1th street in -- 12th street in chester township. philadelphia and state police aided in the search. nobody was shot, and no gunman has been found. now to the search for shane montgomery in manayunk. the fbi have joined in the
operation. the west chester university senior has not been seen since he was escorted out of the main street bar early thanksgiving morning. it's not clear what happened next. >> it amazes me that shane was out on one of the busiest nights party nights for kids that are 21 and over, and nobody saw anything. >> shane is 21 and he has celtic cross at that tattoo acrs shoulder blades. a 15,000-dollar reward is being offered in the search. >> shooting happened along penn street after 9:00 p.m. the victims are in einstein hospital. a man forced his way into a
home, and tied up the victim and stole his bike. he answered the door and was pushed inside by a man with a gun. the man duct taped the victim and roadway on his bike. >> red light cameras in new jersey are about to face stop signs. the five year pilot program will send. lawmakers will have to revive the program. governor governor chris christie chris said he will not sign any bill that renew the cameras. members of the saint louis rams made it clear where they stood on the ferguson debate. they held up their hands on the field in a clear sign of protest in the grand jury's decision to
not indict officer darren wilson. protests continued across the country last night. the grand jury decision was announced one week ago. darren wilson stepped down from the ferguson police force over the weekend. he wrote in his letter of resignation that he would put the officers of the force at risk. him. >> it's important for us to talk about the issues that are directly related to the city of ferguson and how the issues that we can address as a city moving forward to bring the community together. >> the attorney for the brown family said they are not surprised wilson stepped down and has not ruled out filing a civil suit gains wilson. >> turn to accuweather you will not need a winter coat today. >> the story so far is the
temperature swing. up and down, tomorrow we're down. storm tracker 6 live hd double scan that's the best look at showers that will move in later this afternoon. let's take you outside show you what it looks like early a this morning, sky6 live hd looking live, no weather-related problems. 49 degrees, the dewpoint, 42. the wind are light out of the west, southwest. satellite and radar showing cloud cover through the region and we can watch the precipitation trying to move through, that's the cold front coming through the region making the change for tomorrow. today it will be spotty showers and you can see how light it is. the best chance for that is in the afternoon and into the early evening hours. temperature, that's the big story, noon, 54, 3:00 p.m.,
59 degrees and 6:00 p.m., 52 degrees, so our temperatures staying way above average today. in fact a good 1 degrees above average with lots of clouds still allowing the southwesterly flow to bring the temperatures much higher than they would normally be. the record is 72. we're not breaking any records today. tomorrow we're talking about a bit of a wintery mix moving in. i've advance this to show 5:00 a.m., we start with light precipitation, it's going to be cold enough in spots, you may see sleet pellets mixing in. the better chance to seep the precipitation going would be late morning into early afternoon hours, at 10:00 a.m., we'll see rain through much of the region. i was checking the temperature profile, even in philadelphia, it is expected to be above freezing. we're watching wet snowflakes to mix in but not accumulating.
you can seem how the temperatures rise during the day, in the lehigh valley you can see icing and light snow in the poconos. tomorrow it's a rain event with some wet snow or wintry mix mixing in before changing over to all rain. it's going to be wet all day. here's a look at the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. mostly cloudy skies today, today it's mild, 62. only a couple of spotty showers later this afternoon. tomorrow the rain arrives it starts off light early in the morning maybe a couple of showers and sleet pellets mixing in here and there, we'll have to watch for that. it gets wet late in the morning hours, 42 degrees, we'll watch for the winters mix in the lehigh valley through the afternoon. wednesday it's mild again and we're talking 55 degrees for the high with the with a shower around. thursday, clouds and sunshine, 48. friday, 44. the temperatures dipping it's feeling chilly with late-day rain coming in, saturday just a few showers around we're staying
unsettle the the seven-day period. 52 degrees, on sunday, for the eagles mostly cloudy skies and mild and 54 degrees, we're up and down this week. displrchg up next, the search for a missing ohio state university football player takes a tragic turn. >> if you're planning on scoring deals online today, listener up, i've got the top stores for sales and savings this cyber monday. >> here's the ramp from spring garden street from the schuylkill expressway, it remains closed you can see a jam on the schuylkill expressway itself eastbound side because of the crash on the eastbound vine, i'll show you what that looks like after the break. >> the state of california needed rain, they get it, but it comes all too quickly. "action news" will be right back. use chase freedom at amazon.com
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>> welcome back you're taking a live look here, that's the vine eastbound all those flashing lights. there was an accident that created a nasty situation on the vine and beyond that. the. >> let's go to matt pellman for more on what's going on. this is not the way to get things started with the new month and new workweek. yes, indeed all is not fine on the vine street expressway. as you come east off the schuylkill expressway you encounter the accident scene. we have emergency crews on the
scene and the two left lanes are blocked coming off the schuylkill expressway and getting on the eastbound side of 676, just the right lane kind of squeezing by, you can see. that's the on-ramp, westbound side of eastbound 76 that's getting by okay. you're seeing slowing on the schuylkill expressway itself, eastbound side. him let's pull in the commuter report and the waze app, speeds 19 miles per hour from past montgomery drive into the accident scene on the vine eastbound off the schuylkill expressway. you want to think alternates. i would use the river drives this morning, take them into eakens oval and from there get on the vine street expressway and get to i-95. now would you get suburban with me. we're watching a house fire on middle park drive and along long champ drive.
in new jersey, an accident on new jersey turnpike, near exit 4. a new project is closed for construction by sicklerville road and college drive. to get around that blockage, it will be in place through december 19 use the black horse pike and jarvis road is closed and that's the case until january 1. >> someone opened fire on guests attending a baby shower in brooklyn, new york, three people were shot outside the catering hall. no arrests have been made. >> a missing ohio state football player has been found dead near his apartment parentsly of of a self-inflicted
gunshot wound. he was the subject of a massive search wednesday, his mother received a text referring to problems he had with concussion, in the text he said he hoped he had not been an embarrassment. ray rice can shop around for an nfl team now that he has won the appeal against his suspension for domestic violence. the 27-year-old running back was suspended after surveillance video was released knocking out his now wifeay. >> some retailers are offering deals on cyber monday, it's difficult to know which are the best. >> reporter: last year these retailers held back their best sales until cyber monday.
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group on and home depot. if you buy from home depot, pick up your items in store to avoid high shipping charges. we put all this info at 6abc.com. i'm nydia han. >> it's 5:48. pennsylvania forests are crowded with hunters today looking to cut down the deer prop layings. -- population. >> drought-ridden southern california gets rain, but they got too much. >> reporter: we have a mild high of 62. details in the forecast coming up. ♪ music
600,000 of pennsylvanians will have new options to have health insurance. these people were not covered by the affordable care act. plans are offered by region and dooring to a person's individual medical needs. parts of overhaul need to receive approval. >> reporter: one glaring problem out there on this monday morning. the vine street expressway eastbound side we have an accident at the moment they have all eastbound traffic temporarily stopped, hope landfall that i that means they are moving some of the vehicles involved in the crash out of the way. the left lane has been blocked for a while causing delays coming east on the schuylkill expressway from montgomery drive from this point on the eastbound vine. stick with the river drive and take it to the parkway from there get back to the eastbound vine. if you're coming the other way,
eastbound south jersey, up and over the ben franklin bridge. westbound vine looks fine, mass transit is on time this morning. >> reporter: as we look at satellite and radar, we can seem the clouds north and west of the city, the showers trying to move in. this is associated with a cold front that's going to be pressing through the area mixing big changes for us, a couple of spotty showers later this afternoon. look at the temperatures, up and down all week long. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, mostly cloudy skies, mild today, 62 degrees for your high a couple of light spotty showers around in the afternoon. tomorrow, rain, even a wintry mix mixing in with that. temperatures well above freezing, 42 degrees. in the lehigh valley the rain starts as a light light precipitation, it's the bulk in the afternoon and evening hours we'll see the rain. wednesday, mild, 535, showers around for much of the seven-day period. >> new on "action news,"
drought-stricken southern california is getting rain and a lot of it. scattered showers caused a rock slide on the pacific coast highway that stranded two cars, but both drivers walked away. heavy rain is expected in the los angeles area tomorrow. we have new information about the lava flow on hawaii's big island. officials say it is advancing 275 yards per day. has been flowing since june 27. the village road is reopened but motorists are under to drive carefully. the surrounding communities are warned of smoke. >> a family escapes a firebombing and they say this is not the first time it happened. a live update on the investigation at 6:00 a.m.
>> and we've got breaking news to show you on sky 6. take a look this is the eastbound lanes of schuylkill expressway, they have a car fire off to the side of the road. you can see flames and smoke coming out of the front of sedan. again, a car fire there, one issue to deal with if you're on the schuylkill expressway down by the vine street expressway where the schuylkill expressway eastbound goes towards that,
they have an accident there, it's a bit of a mess on the schuylkill expressway this morning. >> hundreds of thousands of hunters will hit the woods in search of big bucks in pennsylvania today. today mark the first day of the two week firearms deer hunting season. game officials expect 3 quarter of a million hunters will take part in the opening day alone. philadelphia will welcome the season on wednesday. mayor nutter will flip the switch in dilworth park. former philadelphia traffic court judge will be sentenced on wednesday for her role in a ticket fixing scandal one of nine former judges who conspired to get rid of tickets as favorites for political insiders and allies. her lawyer is seeking probation or house arrest. 5:57 all new in the next half-hour of "action news," the
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