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>> a pleasant good morning to you, 7:00 a.m., saturday, november 19. this morning plans are in place to honor a senior runner known for his bright red shorts he died days before the philadelphia marathon. police say this surveillance picture shows two thieves who have been busy stealing purses across the region. plus a tale of two seasons, the temperatures will plummet in a matter of hours this weekend. outside we go to meteorologist karen rogers in for chris this morning. it will be cold tomorrow. yeah, we're getting ready for big changes here. it's weather whiplash today. let's start off with right now, the national weather service posted this wind advisory that
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goes into effect later tonight at 7:00 p.m. and lasts through tomorrow and tomorrow night. we'll see wind gusts up to 45 miles per hour. they are going to be the winds of change. so right now we're starting off with temperatures in the 30s in some of the suburbs, it's a chilly start, 36 in allentown. 37 in poconos. 40 in trenton. 35 in millville. 40 in wilmington. 45 degrees right now in center city. let's look at the satellite and radar, bright sunshine out here, we'll have a pretty start to the day with lots of sunshine. you can see the clouds filling in from the west, the powerful front with showers and periods of rain mixing in out to the west. that front is moving in tonight. it's going to be a huge weather changer for us. let's bring in hour by hour, 9:00 a.m., pretty sunshine 46. 11:00 a.m., 53 it's a warm day ahead. 1:00 p.m., 67 degrees well above average. 3:00 p.m., 71. that's the high today. it's still going to be nice and dry at 3:00 p.m. with clouds building in.
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5:00 p.m., 61 degrees, the rain arrives so we get showers tonight and tonight and tomorrow get a little snow in the poconos. serious change coming your way. i'll explain it in the seven-day forecast, there's a lot to talk about with the weather, gray, that's coming up in just a moment. >> new for you this morning, a man walking along the boulevard was hit and killed when police say for some ron he stepped into the -- some reason he stepped into the road. this happened at the bustleton and the boulevard in northeast philadelphia. medicine i cans rushed a 4 -- medics rushed a 43-year-old man to the hospital where he was pronounced. the driver stopped at the scene. philadelphia police are looking for a driver who sped off after hitting and killing a girl walking home from school this happened at 63rd and landsdown avenue in the overbrook section. the little girl was thrown 90 feet. she was laying in the street.
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>> i saw a book bag, i figured it was a child that was hit boy a car. >> one witness said two men tried to chase after the driver, but lost him. the striking vehicle was described as a gray or silver nissan ultima or maxima. the treanl -- the tragedy has rekindled long-running concerns howfts drivers go in the -- how fast the drivers go in the area. if you see runners at the philadelphia marathon wearing red shorts it's in memory of a long-running athlete. >> reporter: he it was a delaware valley legend, john shultz is a running icon. he was home from choir practice not far from his wilmington home he was hit and killed by a pick up truck on the way. >> he was this light on the trail. >> reporter: that's elaine and ron horn they own a company
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called pretzel city sports that organizes run. >> john always had the attitude even though he may be slow and last he'll get there. >> reporter: should didn't pick up the sport until he was 59. the story is he ran home from work and the rest is history. the couple said he would stay at their home in reading while competing up their way. they said it was a joy to watch him run and amazing to spend time around him. >> even the people who didn't know him knew him from his red shorts. he was the old guy in the red shorts. >> john i'll never, ever forget you. >> reporter: now, hundreds maybe more plan on horn him during the marathon this weekend they will be running in the short red little running shorts. reporting along the benjamin franklin parkway, bob brooks, channel 6 "action news." >> 7:04 police station take a
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possible break in a case of purse snatching across the area. we know a man and woman are in police custody accused of stealing purses in three counties. they are arrested thursday night as they tried to steal a purse in acme in northeast philadelphia. that's according to police. they had been linked to similar crimes in hatfield and paoli. the list of charges include theft and criminal conspiracy. the judge who presided over the jerry sandusky criminal case has removed himself from the appeal. the judge said he stepped away because lawyers from the penn state former football coach questioneds integrity. they cite his role in a december 11 meeting at a hotel before he waived his preliminary hearing. they claim waiving the hearing was a critical mistake by his previous defense team. people in hamilton township
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lined up at their municipal building they are upset for delayed utility bills that come as a big surprise. in some cases many have not received notice of the soar bills until they were -- sewer bills until they were told they would be sold at a tax sale. >> it's horrendous, i've owned my home for over a year this is way you treat a homeowner in your town. >> this is the first bill. >> that you're overdue. >> correct. >> some residents got the amount due reduced after talking to officials. a historic bridge in chester county is back open more than a year after crash caused serious damage to it. neighbors were delighted to be driving over the old knox covered bridge on yellow springs road when it reopened to traffic. someone slammed into the
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historic bridge in 2015. penndot repaired and they launched a project to shore up a major sewer line. >> this is the best, those of us lucky enough to be living near it, it's a treat and we're glad it's open. >> we're delighted it's been shut down for far too long. i'm glad they rebuilt it and they rebuilt it well. >> the knox covered bridge was ballot in 1865. it is closed to pedestrian. township leaders say the walking trail along valley creek will be opened in time for christmas. it will be a smoother commute to delaware as the diverging diamond interchange opened up today. ddi is unusual because it requires traffic to briefly drive on the opposite side of the road to make uninterrupted left turns. it is a cost-effective method of achieving enhanced traffic flow
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and safety without widening an existing overpass. renovations are moving forward for the palm steakhouse in bell view, philadelphia has been closed since march. crews plan to open it with an updated menu and familiar plan and updated art. we're told the folks requested to have their pictures saved prior to demolition. do something you love and you will never work a day in your life. meet the man who embodies that saying decades after starting his musical career. we know how devastating the drought in california has been, we have the details on what the forest service says it did to the trees in the golden state. >> reporter: normally this time of the year we would be at 5 degrees, not today.
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we're hitting 71. doctrine get used to it, we have a change coming in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast details next. in california, the dwrowt --
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drought is having an negative impact on trees. 102 million trees died that puts an increased risk at wildfires and other threats to human. state of california has endured five years of drought, record low mountain snow pack and warm temperatures. the drought has left treesirstyo beetles. >> reporter: let's look at storm tracker 6 live double scan, we're dry right now, we are going to get some showers and period of light rain later on this evening. let's go outside and start this day off with that shot.
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isn't that beautiful. sky6 live hd, looking live at the commodor barry bridge. take a picture, gray and tweet it. it's too pretty not to share. the dewpoint is 43, the pressure is falling. the winds are calm, the ocean temperature, 54. satellite and radar showing a whole lot of sunshine starting your day off. we have a good start to the day. then we can see how the clouds will increase the rain arriving. as you look at the front it doesn't look like a whole lot. a narrow band of precipitation coming our way, a powerful cold front behind it much colder air. here's the area of low pressure. you can see the wrap around winds bringing snowfall to chicago, that system moving over our region this evening, you really feel the effects tonight and tomorrow, big change in the weather, hour by hour we'll take you. today's high, 71. it's going to feel like spring. 8:00 a.m., 47 get outside, by 10:00 a.m. in the upper 50s sunshine, lunchtime, it's gorgeous, 67. 3:00 p.m., a few high clouds and
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71 degrees, some of the clouds increase out of the frontal boundary. it takes by 5:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. before we get the showers, in the western suburbs. 61 degrees showers arriving. we'll show you what it looks like on future tracker. 5:30 p.m., a few showers moving through. 7:30 p.m. you can see the showers and you can see snowfall in the poconos. in air areas it's warming up, you get showers. in the poconos you get a coating to an inch of snow some today and some tomorrow. a chance for the rest of us, much of the day tomorrow is dry, you get around the strong wrap around winds behind the low pressure pulling in the cooler air and moisture off the great lakes, you'll get more snow showers in the poconos tomorrow. tomorrow is the big change. winds gusts 40 to 45 miles per
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hour. morning windchills in the upper 20s, bundle up if you're going to church service or visiting grandma. afternoon windchills in the mid 0s. snowfall in the poconos, a coating to an inch with the wrap around moisture tomorrow. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, today is beautiful through the day, this evening, you get showers into tonight. in the poconos they could snow showers tonight. tomorrow is windy and much colder. much of the day is dry, you get wrap around moisture coming in off the great lakes and more snow showers in the poconos make a flurry in the northwest tomorrow, 48. it will feel like the 30s. monday, colder, 45. but we're dry, windy on monday. tuesday, mostly sunny, 48. trying to get better. wednesday, you're all right. 53 a big travel day, dry during the day, showers at night. thursday, thanksgiving it's our big parade at 6abc. we're expecting lots of clouds and some showers at any point especially the first half of the day. doesn't look like any heavy rain, but showers coming your
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way, winds looks fine, 54 degrees, that means parade temperatures in the 40s. >> 71 today. >> reporter: just think about that, a warm shot. >> 7:15. in this week's art of aging we meet a philadelphia institution he is a man who kept the sounds of philly and marriage jazz alive to decades. here's tamala edwards. >> how about we start off with a great bossa nova. >> reporter: bob perkens has been celebrating music since 1959. as a young man he was convinced that deejaying was an improper dream, so his first job was with an insurance company. and fate stepped in. there was a radio station on the floor above his office and they had an opening.
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>> i took a job at the ford motor company to afford to stay in radio. >> reporter: he started as radio career in detroit before settling in at rti where he has become radio legends known as bob perkins with the good music. >> you know you're hearing someone who is committed to music, he celebrates the historical. >> these are some of the people i'm playing tonight. >> reporter: although he doesn't play an instrument he orchestrates each show like a band leader. >> it goes with almost like dressing, what goes with this and the tie, and the sports coat and the pants and everything has to be an ensemble. he has met everyone from nancy wilson to win the -- winarsalis.
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he doesn't plan on hanging up his head sets anytime soon. >> good stuff. >> reporter: tamala edwards channel 6 "action news."
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>> so glad you stayed with us saturday morning, 7:19, 45 degrees, sky6 live hd overlooking cape may, new jersey, folks out there fishing. earlier there were people with their dogs playing fetch with a frisbee or ball. 71 today. tomorrow, cold. karen will let you know how cold in just a bit. here's a look at what's happening in and around the delaware and lehigh valleys. celebrate the holiday season, head out to see the floats and
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santa and rudolph that kicks off at 9:00 a.m. this morning. dress your pets in the holiday best with a picture of saint nick at mount laurel hospital. it cost ten dollars, plus you get a stocking filled with lovely goodies, all proceeds benefit paw it ford foundation, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and tomorrow from noon to 3:00 p.m. the kennel club of philadelphia hosts the national dog show at the greater philadelphia expo center in oaks. check out the more than 1800 dogs that will compete for the title of best in show. it happens today from 8:00 a.m. to 6 and tomorrow from 8:30 to 5:00 p.m. that should be fun. 'tis the season to get a start on the mom day shopping. franklin flee holiday marked opens in the former home of
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strawbridge and clothier. you can find vintage clothes and decorative art today 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., through december 17 at the historic buildings on strawbridge street. sports is next.
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>> reporter: good morning, everybody, i'm meteorologist karen rogers, today it is very mild, 71 is the high. tomorrow, windy and cold feeling like the 30s in the afternoon. during next week it's down right chilly. look at the windchills. tomorrow morning it will feel like 26 degrees at 8:30, we advance this to 3:30 p.m.
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feel like 34 degrees at best. dipping into the 20s in the windchills tomorrow night. we have chilly weather. let's take a peek ahead and check out thanksgiving it's a big day coming up and big parade for us. it looks cloudy and a chance for a shower at any point. during the parade we expect temperatures to be in the 40s at 7:00 a.m. i'll be out there with the celebrities. 41 degrees, 88:00 a.m., 42. 945. lunchtime i'll be taking a hot bath to warm up. gray. >> thank you so much for the update. 7:24 a.m. the time. the eagles look to run over the seahawks out west here's jamie apody. good morning, here's the bad news, the eagles who lost four on the road have to play a team that are 35-0 at home and it
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might rain at home. jordon matthews and zack ertz are questionable for injuries. the key to success might be to keep the ball on the ground. >> we have to have the ability to run. it takes the pressure off the quarterback, last week it was great to see the offensive line took it to heart. the backs ran extremely hard and extremely well. we'll continue to do that going forward. >> jay wright dressing the part for casual friday. so she hart on fire moved to a career high 30 points. nova wins 96-77 to improve 4-0. drexel and hartford, 44 points for lee. he gets his very first win as
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dragons coach 87-63. st. joe's beats loyola in saint thomas. flyers host the lightning. watching practice was 6-year-old seamus a letter to claude giroux asking him to come over and share his favorite sandwich. what makes this letter stand out from the west. >> it hits you more, we have time to do these things after practice, the flyers do a good job of hoping us, anytime we have a chance of meeting a kid like that it's a lot of fun. >> adorable for both of them. >> reporter: coming up later this morning, i'll sit down with
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temple coach matt rhule temple football play book 9:45 a.m. later today. that's sports, have a great weekend. >> a 6-year-old boy who won hearts the world over when he wrote a letter to president obama asking to help syrian refugees has gotten a chance of a lifetime. alex went to the white house with his family last week where he shook hands with president obama and took pictures with the president, as well. will ialex wrote to the presidet about a syrian boy who was seen in photos after his home was bombed to come and live the u.s. the president was so sunday he read the letter at an event. alex, what a great deed. we have much more coming up on saturday morning "action news," stay with us, we'll be
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right back. what do we want our kids to learn? how to game a test... or test themselves in a game? how to master an exam... or examine a master? how to be robots... or build robots? the njea believes students deserve a well-rounded education- including arts, music, technology, and so much more. that's why we're working with parents and communities to reduce the emphasis on high stakes testing. because when you limit the tests, they can test the limits... of their potential.
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>> this morning, the search continues for a hit-and-run driver who killed an 8-year-old girl. plus, fire causes major damage to a south jersey home overnight. and president-elect donald trump's administration begins to take shape as he agrees to settle lawsuits affiliated with his university. those stories in a moment, but first, outside we go to meteorologist karen rogers who is in for chris. karen you won't need that jacket
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for long. >> reporter: it feels better than it did an hour ago. enjoy every ray of sunshine because it changes tomorrow. 45 degrees in philadelphia. 37 in allentown. 36 in reading. 42 in wilmington. 35 still in millville. 40 in trenton. i think we'll see the numbers jump up pretty quickly, because it's already starting to feel better with the sunshine really fully up now. satellite and radar lots of sunshine to start us off. you have to go to pittsburgh to see the cloud cover. there's a powerful cold front to the west that's bringing showers to us this evening, but a change in the weather, dramatic drop in temperatures tonight and tomorrow. by 9:00 a.m., 46 degrees. sunshine, a pretty day, feels like spring today. by 11:00 a.m., 53 with sunshine. 1:00 p.m., 67 get outside send the kids outside have fun. 3:00 p.m., 71 degrees, temperatures more than 15 degrees above average. 5:00 p.m., you see the clouds
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move in and some showers especially to the northwest. 61 degrees and the national weather service posted this wind advisory. we'll see gusts tonight and tomorrow, 45 miles per hour. it really is the winds of change. gray we'll see snow showers tonight and tomorrow in the poconos, no kidding after a high of 71. big change coming your way, i'll complain it in the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. >> i knew it was coming sooner or later. 7:31, philadelphia police are searching for a driver in a deadly hit-and-run. here's what we know about this, a young girl was killed walking home from school. police believe she was hit by a gray or silver nissan. dann cuellar has the details. >> i was praying for the family, i was hoping she would be okay. >> reporter: ment reaction among those in the 700 block of 63rd in the wake of the terrible tragedy. >> you know that's a hurtful situation. >> reporter: police say it was
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sometime after 3:15 p.m. the 8-year-old was walking home from school with friends when she was struck by a driver traveling south on 63rd and landsdown. she was thrown 90 feet from the point of impact. >> she was laying in the street. >> i saw a book bag. >> reporter: witnesses say the driver who was a gray or silver nissan ultima or maximum failed to render aid and sped off. >> somebody ran and got the mother and she came she was hysterical and everything. >> it's like a racetrack. >> reporter: a racetrack? >> that's exactly what it's like. this is all day everyday. >> reporter: police were stopping and ticketing motorists going too fast through here as residents implored motorists to have respect during this tragedy. >> if they in their own
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neighborhoods some of their children could fall victim to the same thing. >> reporter: this morning police are making an intensive effort to locate the driver and car involved in the fatal hit hit-and-run. the car will have significant front end damage. anyone with information call police. dann cuellar channel 6 "action news." >> a woman is dead after her car collided with a tractor-trailer. it happened in south jersey overnight. police say the woman's car slammed into the back of the parked big rig on the southbound side of 295 in cherry hill at 2:30 a.m. the tractor-trailer was sitting on the shoulder at the time of the incident. it took rescue crews nearly a half-hour to free the woman from the wreckage. she was rushed to cooper university hospital where she died from her injuries. a chimney is likely the source of a fire that destroyed a home in washington township. flames met firefighters responding to corvis court at
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11:00 p.m. two people were inside, they managed to escape. our cameras were rolling as flames were seen coming from a second floor window in delaware county. chopper 6 hd was above the two-alarm fire on the two thousand block of west second street. two adjoining homes were damaged. nobody was hurt. a philadelphia police officer is recovering after being shot several times. the officer was hit by bullets while shielding his 2-year-old son from gunfire. officer rahmir are a was off duty at the time when there was a gun battle where he and his son were standing on the 1100 block of parish street in north philadelphia. >> he was caught in the crossfire and covered his son as any father would do. he was struck at least one time in the thumb. he did take fragments to both
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legs as well as buttocks. >> reporter: police commissioner richard ross said the officer was able to get his toddler son to safety at a nearby relative's home. the shooter has not been arrested. in hamilton township mercer county, a woman accidentally shot and killed her boyfriend when he snuck into her home to surprise her. family members of the say she thought he was an intruder. he was a father of four and grandfather of four. police say the woman has a proper gun permit and not facing any charges in the tragic case of mistaken identity. there's updated information to tell you about this morning, members of the septa largest union have overwhelmingly ratified the new contract. five thousand members of
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will get pay and pension increases but have to participate in the healthcare. president obama is at the apex summit. yesterday officials from 21 nations endorsed a report for free trade encompassing asia pacific. this is president obama's final stop overseas before he will leave office in january. president-elect donald trump is in north jersey this weekend where's meeting with more potential candidates to fill the key cabinets possessions in his administration, this comes as he agrees to a settlement with the university that bears his name. abc's maggie ruly with the
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story. >> reporter: donald trump's abruptly settled all three fraud lawsuits against trump university for $25 million for 6,000 students with no admission of wrong doing. before being elected trump vowed he would never settle the lawsuit. >> he was willing to put his personal interests and beliefs a side and focus on the issues that are facing the country. >> reporter: president-elect trump busy with his transition team filling three top positions, alabama senator jeff sessions as attorney general. retired lieutenant general michael flynn as security advisor and michael pompeo as cia. already there's blow back, aclu and naacp has criticized the picks. >> i am not a racist and not insensitive to blacks and supported civil rights activities in my states.
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i have done my job with integrity and equality and fairness for all. >> reporter: michael if i know know -- flynn tweeted last february. >> islam is a political ideology. >> reporter: on saturday, donald trump meets with mitt romeny reportedly a concerned of secretary of state. >> president-elect donald trump's pick for national security advisor michael flynn said an exiled muslim cleric should not be given safe heaven in pennsylvania who turkey said orchestrated a coup back in july. it is said he has a radical islam i also again and sleeper -- islamist.
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from our delaware newsroom, the university of delaware is asking the state for more money. the school requested a small increase from the operating budget from lawmakers to fund scholarships for students. they are seeking millions of dollars for capital expenditures including $60 million for a science buildings. happening today, the boy scouts will be going door to door to collect food donations. you remember they dropped off nearly a million bags last saturday. if you received a bag fill it with non-perishable food items and leave it outside the door, because the scouts will come around and collect them later today. the effort is in collaboration with the dunkin' donuts holiday food drive. a fiery soul singer has died. we have details on the death of sharon jones. the world health
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organization makes a major declaration on the war against the sika virus. this is not a snowstorm we'll tell you what is covering the ground at a northern california airport and what caused this. outside we go and the ben franklin bridge, karen rogers in for chris sowers. we'll have the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. we'll be in the 70s today, not the case tomorrow. don't miss the forecast after the break.
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>> all right, folks, so glad you're waking up with us.7:43 af marathon got started a short time ago. this is the third wave that's lining up right there. a precursor to the 26-miler that tames tomorrow. it is a comfortable spring-like day for a run today. tomorrow, the runners have to endure winter-like conditions. boy oh, boy. it's going to be cold tomorrow. it's the marathon, you have to dress differently for each day. those runners are hardy. they are okay. storm tracker 6 live double scan around the area, we're dry and looking good, we'll get rain later on this evening, and tonight let's go outside and show you a gorgeous shot of the city with beautiful sunshine filling in as we look live on
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sky6 live hd with our temple university camera. let's check the numbers still in the 30s in a lot of spots. allentown, reading, millville, 35, 45 in center city. not too bad, the sunshine is trying to warm things up after a chilly start. satellite and radar showing lots of sunshine through the region. we'll see it through most of the day, and then we'll get the clouds, you have to go out to pittsburgh to see the clouds. we'll get the clouds. you will see the front doesn't look like much on the radar. this is a strong front him we'll see area of low pressure and the winds wrap around it. as the front comes through there will be a huge change in the weather. behind it cold air. we go from springtime to wintertime behind the front once the moves through. hour by hour, the high is 71. 8:00 a.m., cool, 47. 10:00 a.m., 57 degrees, bright sunshine and pretty. lunchtime, 67, really jumping up the temperature.
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3:00 p.m., 71 degrees. that's the high, temperatures well above average. a few more high clouds mixing in with the sun at 3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m., we'll see the showers move in through the western suburbs, especially. let's show you what it looks like on future tracker 6. this is at 5:30 p.m. showers, not a lot of rain, but watch the clouds that move in, the change in the weather here. we advance this to 7:30 p.m. we see showers and snow showers for the poconos. after a high of 71 it's going on to be rain everywhere else. if you're up in the poconos you can see snow showers tonight even more so tomorrow as we get the wrap around winds pulling in off that area of low pressure. you'll get some brief snow showers in the poconos tomorrow evening, as well. here's the change, this front will make. tomorrow wind gusts, 40 to 45 miles per hour. the morning windchill in the upper 20s. the afternoon windchills in the mid 30s. this afternoon a high of 71 huge change in the poconos.
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you can see a coating to an inch of snow. a big change in the weather for the philadelphia marathon. we're seeing about 49 degrees for our temperature this morning. tomorrow, full marathon, 39 degrees with the windchill just in the upper 20s. the winds will be gusting 40 miles per hour at times tomorrow. big change for those runners. here's the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 16 degrees above average, pretty nice today, 71. sunshine through the day. later this evening, some showers and snow showers in the poconos. tomorrow winds and much colder. dry most of the day. in the lay -- late afternoon and evening you could see snowflakes in the northwest and in the poconos, snow showers. 48 but feeling like the 30s. monday, 45 with winds. tuesday, 48, winds relax. wednesday not as cold, 53. a big travel day. the showers or light rain holds
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off until wednesday night into thursday. thursday, the all important forecast it's this action day parade everybody's thanksgiving we'll see clouds and showers at any point, especially the first half of the day, 54 degrees for the high that means parade temperatures in the 40s, friday, partly sunny and 54. >> i can't believe the difference today and tomorrow. >> reporter: that's why you have to watch the weather. a lot happens here. >> thank you so much. 7:47 a.m. i do pay attention. i would to remind you check the seven-day forecast and storm tracker 6 live at any time of the day at take a look at this here, this is several feet of snow covering the grounds in california. it's frightening foam that spewed out of an airport hanger and flooded a city street. a faulty fire prevention system submerged cars under a fluffy blob of chemicals. it was so thick it reached the stop sign.
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firefighters say stay away from this. bicyclist couldn't resist a ride through a thick foam. probably not too safe to do. >> we'll take you to the a montgomery county family owned italian bakery, atomic -- tom wolf and carson wentz both stopped by. you'll see that on "fyi philly" coming your way at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
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and that is the unmistakable voice of soul singer sharon jones who lost her battle with pancreatic cancer. she was surrounded by members of her band what she died at the hospital jetter. she was diagnosed in 2013 and
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returned to the music scene in 2014 with an album that earned her a grammy nomination. sharon jones was 60 and will be missed. zika virus world health organization said it's no longer a international public health emergency. that means at the global level it's under control. they create a technical committee to handle research and efforts moving forward. there's no vaccine or medicine to treat zika virus. in "healthcheck" be disturbing information about the number of people living with high pressure. the largest study of its kind. researchers found more than 1 billion people worldwide suffer from high pressure. that number has doubled in 40 years. the increases were found significant in africa and south asia. hypertension puts extra strain on the heart brain and kidneys.
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southwest philadelphia school principal and her students are taking steps to get new computers. the principal is raising money for the computers by running the philadelphia marathon. the students took part in a fun run. donations are helping toward the $94,000 for the 240 computers they need. >> there needs to be equity and resources when you are not given something in life that you deserve you have to fight positively to get it. >> we hope they get the computers. online fundraiser is taking donations. >> coming up next, meteorologist karen rogers will take a final look at the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, as we take a live look over the philadelphia international airport. we're back after this
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♪ >> that is 11-year-old child prodigy is about to premier at her first full opera, a exoters and pianist and concert violinist. she said she is just a normal kid and likes to climb trees and swims and plays at the playground with her other buddies. she reminds me when i was only 6. that is not true. >> you don't believe that do you, nobody else else does. >> reporter: she is amazing. bright future. look at our bright future. gorgeous sunshine, 71 is the
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high. tomorrow, much colder, 48 and snow showers in the poconos and colder on monday, 45. 48 on tuesday, it's a chilly week, wednesday not as cold, 53. thanks, cloudy and showers, 354 thursday and friday. >> okay, karen, thank you so much. it is now 7:56 we're just a few minutes away to saying good morning to "good morning america." here's paula ferris. >> reporter: coming up on "g.m.a.," the president-elect is facing brutal backlash after his picks for attorney general and national security advisor while steve bannon is embracing the criticism in an employeesive new interview -- explosive new interview. mitt romeny is meeting with trump over the weekend. a small plane with four people on board crashes into a nevada parking lot bursting into flames. faa is investigating how the plane went down and who was on board. and finally the first major
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blizzard of the season is battering the upper midwest. dangersous whiteout conditions have led to four accidents. rob marciano is tracking that system stay tuned it's coming up on "g.m.a." this saturday. hope to see you soon. "action news" is continuing at 9:00 a.m. fire erupts in camden county police car as the officer as is still inside. prince william speaks about his struggles of being a dad. now for chris sowers, karen rogers, and the entire "action news" team, i'm gray hall. make it a great day.
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good morning, america. new this morning, the trump transition. the president-elect inviting a fierce former critic mitt romney to a meeting at his golf course compound in new jersey. is trump teeing up romney for secretary of state? this as other new appointments come under fire over accusations of racism. plus, what's being called trump's stunning reversal. why he is suddenly settling those trump university fraud cases. casting callout. mike pence's broadway visit to "hamilton" overnight. the vice president-elect's divided welcome and the message from the cast. >> we, sir, we are the diverse america who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us.


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