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after being conjoined for two years. we begin this half hour with the cold weather that gives us reason to pile on the layers. we have sky 6 hd cameras over center city. a sunny friday but it's not helping to warm things up much. melissa magee is here with a first check of the accuweather forecast. that is a pretty heavy coat melissa. >> don't do what i did, i forgot my gloves, here is part of the reason why, check out the current wind gust, gusting as high as 31 miles per hour in reading and 29 miles per hour in philadelphia and a gust in the poconos of 29 and same for millville and atlantic city. and the gust in beach haven 24 miles per hours. that makes a difference on your skin. it feels like 13 in the position and feels like 27 in philadelphia and millville 27 degrees and feeling like 24 for both reading and lancaster at
this hour. here is stormtracker 6 live double scan radar you can see we have the lake-effect snow showers setting up down wind of the lakes and they stay well away from our region through the rest of the afternoon and stays brisk and chilly for the heart of the delaware and lehigh valley. if you look at the windchills today. certainly leveled out earlier today we had windchills in the teens this morning and later on this afternoon we expect windchills to be in the high 20s and is it a more of the same, temperature in the morning of just 22 at least the feels like number and feeling like 30 degrees in saturday afternoon. what to expect as we look at the weather headlines, gentleman layers are needed later today and temperatures own in the upper 30s and then we track a bit of a mixed bag of precipitation into late sun and into monday and this could impact the commute monday morning for some locations. we'll take a closer look at that
in the full accuweather forecast. >> thank you. throughout the nation folks are dealing with cold conditions and some places it's bringing snow and ice. that is causing a lot of problems work that part of the coverage we turn to abc's elizabeth herr. >> reporter: from ohio to new york the conditions were treacherous, they went from clear to snowy and icy in an instant and some places turning deadly. winter whiteouts and snow. >> two mor sliding into each other in eerie. >> and this chain reaction crash in lancing, michigan where three people died. >> it was very chaotic. >> a busy day and night for first responders after the blinding snow caught drivers off
guard and the forms fueled by the great lakes. and so powerful is created this waterspout over lake series. and snow hitting out west in portland and seattle and now the cleanup. while the midwest and northeast brace for more snow sfli was thrilled. we have been waiting, i was thrilled into i do not like the snow, i should find a new job, in addition to more snow this weekend, forecasts say it will get much colder next week with windchills of 20 below in chicago and near 0 here in new york city. channel 6 "action news." >> back here a sneaky thief made off with $3,000 from inside of an ac my supermarket in philadelphia. police released this video from december 4th, it shows the suspect crouching behind the customer service counter and taking the cash from the drawer
and got away in a vehicle with a light colored fender, if you know anything about this theft you are asked to call authorities right away. and authorities are looking for two alleged shoplift evers that turned violent outside of a rite-aid. a loss prevention officer tried to stop the suspects back on december 1st and a fight broke out with one of the men and the officer. police say that the other alleged suspect came back and pulled a knife on the officer and he was not hurt. if you recognize either man you are asked to call police. frankie williams was killed earliers in the week when another driver ran into him head-on. people came last night in a candle light vigil to honor trooper williams. from 8:00 a.m. from noon monday
at boardwalk hall in atlantic city. split into two parts with the first two hours set aside for friends and family only and the second two hours for law enforcement. the funeral follows at noon. three wilmington fire stations are renamed after the firefighters that recently died in the line of duty. wilmington city councilman wilson made the resolution last night and approved the resolution last night. hope succumbed to her injured last week and the two firefighters died on the day of the fire and they approved a resolution to ask the state for $300,000 to keep firehouse six open when staffing is short. a brand new grocery store is hope today. jim kenney joined the ribbon cutting at the fresh gross ser. they are also selling wine and
beer, this is their sixth store to open in the city. the american legion playground in wissinoming is back and better than ever. city officials and students from tacony academy charter school bundled up to celebrate the grand opening today. the children were the first to test out the renovated play space and equipment. it was designed to be more inclusive for children with autism. and it was a good day for children at the southwest academy charter school, getting a start celebrating kwanzaa. katherine scott was there. >> we are learning about kwanzaa and celebrating. >> for the second year if a row kwanzaa came early. >> we had the art show yesterday and another one today. and it was talking about the seven principles. in today they changed the gifts.
>> bracelets they made each color bead with its own significance. >> black bead for the african-american and three green beads for hope. >> it will be put on the red one first on the pipe cleaner and then the black ones and green ones on. >> kwanzaa is observed, to honor african-american heritage and values. including self determination and unity. >> other people's culture and celebrate it, and just to show good things. >> even if you don't learn it at home. it's still important to celebrate because we are african-american. >> our vision is to learn about the world around them and bring back to their community.
and we want to make sure they are educated about all finals and all traditions. >> the kwanzaa celebration continues this afternoon and the parents and students are hosting a kwanzaa market selling artwork, jewelry and other goods. katherine scott, channel 6 "action news." and there is more ahead on "action news" at 12:30, new details on a memorial service for american hero, john glenn, how officials are honoring him and celebrating his amazing life. >> and police in new jersey are investigating a possible hate crime at the moment of a nfl player. we'll tell you what was written on his home. that and more on "action news"
items with them. and some are wounded in the crossfire. hundreds of men have gone missing after they left for government controlled areas of the city. defense secretary, ash carter made his final visit to afghanistan. he vowed continued support from the u.s. even as donald trump's administration takes over. 2200 american troops have died since the war started. and they have to prevent another attack on american soil and helping afghanistan become a long-term security partner. and the former astronaut. john glenn from ohio will lie in state at the ohio state house sometime next week, a memorial service is being planned at ohio state university and his burial will be at arlington national cemetery in washington. he died yesterday at the age of
95. he became a national hero when he became the first american to orbit the earth. a trip to target took a terrifying turn for a woman in california. newly released video shows a robber in a clown mask chasing a woman in a target parking garage. the suspect was armed with a small folding knife when he grabbed her and stole her book bag, the suspect goes back and steals it's woman's purse as well. >> the fbi and police in north jersey is investigating a break-in at a nfl players home as a hate crime. new york giant player says he came home tuesday night to find racist graffiti and a swastika and broken glass and trump was written on the wall in magic marker. he wants those that did this to know that violenceness racism has no place in his community or
home. >> i think this is positive. getting the word out that this happens, starting a dialog that racism is still alive and well. >>wity lock says that this is the second time his home was burglarized since thanksgiving week but the first time graffiti was left behind. and now the olympic committee is recognizing cheerleading as an olympic sport but maybe not until 2032. skateboarding and surfing and sport climbing is joining the 2020 games in tokyo. 2-year-old twin girls have a whole new life ahead of them. they were separated after being cojoined for two years. >> reporter: this morning eva and erica are waking up in separate beds for the first
time. the 12-year-old girls conjoined twins shared effect literally joined at the hip until now. >> they have a strong loving family and they'll have the independence that they have been looking for too. >> doctors at stanford's hospital separated the twins in a marathon surgery lasting 17 hours. >> down to their belly button -- >> a team of 13 surgeons and medical staff worked around the clock. and then for the first time in their lives, the sisters were wheeled into their own separate rooms. >> i wanted each girl to have half of the belly button so for the rest of their life they can look at that half a belly button and think that is where i was connected to my sister. >> even the parents are overcome
with emotion describing how much their kids endured and grateful for their daughters new chance in life. >> thank you to the doctors. >> eva pilgram channel 6 "action news." >> and still head on eyewitness news another check of the forecast. it is an ice indicating type of day that is for sure. and a cup of hot chocolate afterwards. melissa magee has a check of your weekend forecast from ac weather weather when we come write back. where things come from?
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meteorologist, melissa magee, is back now with a closer look at the forecast. windchills if the 20s this morning. we were in the teens this morning and now just in the 20s. and it will stay that way. >> i'll stay in for the rest of the day. >> good idea. here is stormtracker 6 live double scan you see no issues with precipitation right now, we'll show you the picture outside. chopper 6 hd still flying high
above the sky at the ben franklin bridge and you see the delaware river. a few more clouds are creeping into the picture. unfortunately any sunshine we see today it's deceiving because temperatures are well below where they should be. philadelphia 37, the dew point at 17, so the air is nice and dry. not tracking any precipitation, the pressure 30.22 and on the rise, winds from the west at 20 miles per hour and the current windchill in philadelphia just coming in in the 20s. north and west 41 in tannersville and 37 for center city and chester, out to the west in new holland 34 and 34 degrees in kennett square. in new jersey, 37 in woodbine and 37 for cinnaminson and browns mills and hockessin 34 and 38 in smyrna. winds gusting as high as 20 to 35 miles per hour in spots.
feels like just 13 in the poconos, and out to the north and west. current windchill number 24 and 28 degrees in dover. here is satellite 6 along with action radar high pressure is dominating our region so we are nice and dry for the rest of today. but off to the west you see the lake-effect snow showers, setting up especially with the strong northwesterly winds with the lake-effect snow showers, staying well away from the region. it is windy and cold. the high temperature in philadelphia 39 degrees, with the northwesterly wind gusting as high as 35 miles per hour. overnight mainly clear and windy and cold. dropping down to 28 degrees in philadelphia. the setup for us as we head into the weekend sunshine and clouds tomorrow and windchills close to 30 and the temperature says 38, things change into sunday into monday. tracking the area of low pressure to the plains that cuts to the west to get the day
started and showers are likely northern and west of the i-95 corridor during the predawn hours, it's late sunday night into monday morning. could make for a messy commute on monday. a chance of snow nonetheless of i-95 corridor quakertown. tracking the system and track the track of it as we head into the rest of the weekend and see if there are any changes. here is the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast windy and cool today. high of 39 and windchills in the 20s, still brisk and cold on saturday, a high of 38 and sunday a mostly cloudy day and dry for the majority of the day with the eagles at home at the linc and we are tracking the mix north and west. and areas south and east. and monday high of 48 and 42 at night and 43 unsettled on tuesday. a north jersey man is
reunited with his wedding ring missing for 30 years, it went missing at a tree farm years ago. and then johnt by accident. he lost the woman that put the ring on his finger 42 years ago, his wife nancy who died in september. >> it's a miracle all of that time and this particular time in my life, it was good. >> with the ring's return he says he feel a part of his wife is back. >> topping our people scene, this noon, legendry actor curt douglas is celebrating the 100th birthday, best known for playing the title role in the film --
and received an honorary academy award in 1996. his son actor michael douglas paid tribute and called his dad a true movie star. in an era when movie stars were looked upon address our version of royalty. and former lakers star and lower merion grad has two daughters and the couple announced the pregnancy in july months after kobe retired ending his storied 20 year basketball career. the duchess of cambridge is stepping out in the tiara once worn by her late mother-in-law. kate middleton won the tiara yesterday. the 1913 tiara, once belonged to
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a secret santa in pennsylvania is doing his part to help parents in need. he paid off overdue balances on lunch accounts at the elementary school. the principal told him about a needy family and he picked up the entire month's tab for them. the kind hearted stranger had a child that went to the school several years ago. melissa magee is back now about a closer look at the chilly accuweather forecast. >> very chilly today. we'll show you the actual highs and they don't mean anything today. >> are you sure those are the highs? >> those are the highs.
39 in philadelphia but for the majority of the day windchills only in the 20s all day. >> thank you. a look now as stories coming up later this afternoon on "action news" at 4:00. we have brand new video showing alleged murderer dillon roof, moments before and after the charleston church massacre. we'll show you what the jury is seeing coming up today at 4:00. and a father explains why his son took knifes to school in nevada and it was a dangerous incident that ends with police shooting the student and the family's view is adding new detales to the investigation. don't forget to join us later in the day. for melissa magee, david murphy and the entire "action news" team i'm rick williams have a nice afternoon.
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