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lets get the latest from meteorologist, cecily tynan. >> i'm bundled up too, there is a chill in the air but tomorrow it feels 30 degrees colder than right now. 38 degrees in philadelphia down from the high of 43 that is 2 degrees below normal. and pittsburgh temperatures in the 20s. the arctic air is heading into the great lakes. international falls 7 degrees below zero. that is the air temperature. minneapolis 2 and bismark, north dakota it's zero. and that will move through later on tonight. future tracker showing as it moves in it will interact with the jet streak to the south and that pulls up the lift and that will likely pull out moisture in the form of snow mainly across south jersey and delaware in the wee hours of the morning. the problem is that that is moving in as the cold air is.
it can freeze immediately. the coating of snow between midnight and 4:00 in the morning, again areas southeast of the i-95, the best potential with the possibility of a flash freeze on untreated surfaces so the morning commute could be icy. the windchill cape may southern delaware, 10 to 15 but the immediate philadelphia area it feels like 5 to 10 and the lehigh valley and the poconos at times below zero windchills and then a storm for the weekend i'll talk about that in the full accuweather forecast. >> all right cecily lets switch live to john rawlins in center city philadelphia. how are philadelphians preparing for the onslaught. >> reporter: for some folks around city hall they are embracing for the cold. but the plan is to bundle up and
enjoy at least for now. ♪ ♪ the music speaks of christmas in hawaii but the frigid conditions don't. at the rothman rink it was icy cold. so many make this look easy and effortless. though 17-year-old frankie admits to being a bit rusty, the first time on skates in more than a decade. fun in a terrifying sort of way. >> i fell a couple of times and it got easier, the more time i have been around. >> and the nearby christmas village good for this shop, known for hand made items made of yak wool. >> selling hats and woolen gloves. and scarves. >> the market alive with people out with friends and co-workers enjoying the holidays.
>> an outing for work to get out of the workplace and have a fun night. >> a popular stop on a fight like this. the chadds ford wine shop think something steaming to hold off the cold. >> the holiday spirit is like the traditional wine that tastes like a hot sangria. >> reporter: sounds pretty good. but the answer jim, people are out here embracing the cold and enjoying themselves but they will have to bundle up tomorrow to enjoy the weather. >> bundle up in those yak wool sweaters. as the mercury plunges check back with 6abc.com/weather for the latest. you'll find updated hourly forecasts and stormtracker 6 live double scan radar and stay connected with the "action news" weather team by following each on facebook and twitter sfoo a member of the upland borough
council is in trouble along with an alleged accomplice. chad pradelli is live at the upland borough municipal office. the story of ed mitchell and thomas willard. >> reporter: the da says that they orchestrated a scheme where the councilman got kickbacks and even installed a hidden camera system at borough council. wires hanged out of the walls and two small holes in the council platform. part of an elaborate system of hidden microphones. installed at the behest of edward mitchell who was hauled away to face charges. >> it's no wonder i present this to you with disgust and outrage that an elected official would go to this ledgeth. >> they said that mitchell
stirred borough business to willard who owned tech solutions and installed fire and security systems. is it started in 2009 and then mitchell started receiving kickbacks of 10% to 15% of borough billings. >> from 2009 to 2015, logan technology, tom willard bills the borough of upland almost $1 million. mitchell was unseated at council president earlier this year but investigators say that motive for the hidden camera and audio system is unclear and that willard billed the borough $30,000 for police dash-cams that he never purchased and a borough employee became suspicious and when they discovered the hidden cameras the alleged scheme began to unravel. >> 74 years old and served
upland honorably and denies any and all allegations against him and looking forward to his day in court. >> and the da doesn't believe that anyone was in involved. christine peterson released a statement. an unfortunate situation but the members of council are pleased that the investigation led to this result. chad pradelli, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. officialed say that a nearly $1 million theft from a chester county business was an inside job. eight people face felony theft charges for stealing 55 tons of nickel from a steel and mining company in south coatesville. the defendants either worked for the company or were contractors, the suspects stole the metal in small batches over a number of years, authorities say they resold the nickel to a metal recycling company in philadelphia. the war of words continues between the montgomery county
da's office and lawyers for bill cosby. at issue, should 13 women be allowed to testify at cosby's upcoming sexual assault tri in norristown. >> reporter: good evening jim, bill cosby's lawyer spent the day hammering away at the potential witnesses for the prosecution pointing out their inability in many cases to pinpoint dates, locations and many cases the year in which the cosby assaults allegedly happened. bill cosby's lawyers went statement by statement today slashing at the creditability of the 13 women the prosecution wants to put on the stand at the drugging molestation trial of the showbiz legend. the da says they are needed to show a pattern of bill cosby's bad behavior going back to the 60s. he is facing charges of allegedly drugging and sexually
assaulting andrea constand in '04 we made our argument in court and talked about each of them individually and hope for a favorable ruling. >> those allegations are impossible to defendant. >> the things happening here can't happen. this man is presumed innocent and charged with one incident. that should be what we talk about in this case. >> and nothing else. >> jim, the judge did not make a ruling tonight that may not come for weeks or even months, the trial is scheduled for the spring time. live at the montgomery county courthouse, i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." >> vernon thank you. 55-year-old marcia williams turned herself in for the hit and run that seriously injured a 12-year-old boy in newcastle
county. police say that williams struck 12-year-old brian richards in minquadale on december 5th and the boy suffered broken bones, she said she knew she hit something but didn't know what and that she drove back but didn't see anything. charged with leaving the scene of the a collision and failing to report the crash. the partial collapse of a waterfront home in wildwood sent a ckacar -- a part of the struce caved in this morning and the worker was struck by a beam causing him to fall into the water. and several teams responded to rescue the man from the water and the victim was in stable condition when he was taken to the hospital. coming up on "action news" tonight. a suspected porch package bandit is in custody as donations pour in to replace stolen items and
says she is blown away by the donations pouring in from the community. the bandit stole items she was collecting for the children. and these are pictures. the dozens of coats she has since received. >> an emotional memory today on the fourth anniversary of the mass shootings at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. cease fire pa, mothers in charge and other community groups held a service at the broad street ministry to remember all victims of gun violence in america and to renew their call. >> and a generous donation will help keep children in need bundled up in bank of america presented a $20,000 check for the nonprofit cradles to crayons in conshohocken. it provides coats and hats for
families that cannot afford to buy them. cradles to crayons hopes to help 19,000 children for this year's gear up for winter campaign. $95,000s goes a long way for a good cause. the big brothers, big sisters association. wells fargo gave the check to support the mentors program and they surprised the young people with some holiday gifts. ♪ ♪ >> that is jingle bells tango style. just one of 16 various on jingle bells that pianist and singer tony performed at the overbrook school for the blind. he conducted a master class for music students there. where things come from?
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>> and looking for a way to end the four game losing streak. brandon brooks missed two of the past three games, each time it was an illness on the morning of the game. brooks revealed he is diagnosed with an anxiety condition. he is getting the help he needs. meanwhile the birds are preparing for the game on sunday in baltimore. the game sits at 5-8 and the would have game has begun. >> the little detail, if i had done this once more or tweaked this detail the outcome would be different. >> nothing to do with the energy for playing hard. it's just making one additional play or one less mistake. >> the new owl has landed. this morning temple introduced jeff collins as their new head football coach. both the coach and school are excited. >> reporter: he said he felt
like a prize recruit which is what temple considers jeff collin as they welcome him with open arms and pomp and circumstance. >> a crazy 48 hours, right now running on adrenalin and probably 6 to 8 diet mountain dews running through my system. and he call it's a dream come true to be a head coach. after leading two top ten defenses in florida and calls matt rhule one of his closest friends and he knows he has big shoe shoes to fill. >> back to back 10 win seasons and winning it's conference. do you feel pressure? that is what i live for. >> did they find someone that will stay awhile. the owls have four coaches in ten years. >> every job i have ever taken, what is happening now. all i care about it right now. >> and right now he has to hit the road recruiting but may have endeared himself to the town.
despite the fact he is from atlanta and has a southern twang, the favorite team growing up was the broad street bullies. >> i had my gear and pennant and i got things thrown at my and i didn't kay i wanted to see bobby clark and bob shultz, i was drown to the physicality and toughness and never say die, that i think is philly. >> delaware held a celebration to introduce their new head coach, danny rocco. rocco takes over a team that went 4-7 this past season. the sixers host toronto and brett brown's team is looking for its second straight victory and embiid and okafor are expected to play and embiid plays the four four and okafor playing center. flyers, we see you, they put
their nine game win streak on the line tonight on the road against the colorado avalanche, it's longest win streak in 21 yours. what has gotten the team to this point. >> it indicates good team efforts, it's the difference between winning and losing so closely think we all know and understand that. you know so, you know your effort has to remain solid and consistent. >> the phillies have resigned andre blanco, he gets a two year deal. that is a look at sports. >> you were 15 when flyers had their last win streak. >> you said 21 years. not quite 15. >> come on. >> delaware hotel is helping holiday wishes come through tore local children. "action news" is at the crown plaza hotel in claymont as it hosted a marine toys for tots
the cold is going to be potentially dangerous and philadelphia is going into a code blue situation at 6:00. it's when people really do have to get shelter. we are looking at windchills near zero. and even worse friday morning. it's definitely on the way. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing right now we have dry conditions it clouded up and temperatures on the cool side. but nothing compared to what is
headed our way. and 43 in philadelphia and reading 33 and cape may 41 and wilmington currently 38 degrees. satellite 6 along with action radar showing we start off the day with sun but the clouds streaking in ahead of the actual cold front and the cold front itself you can see here, this is what will funnel down air out of the northwest and the coldest air we have seen since last february. future tracker 6 showing as it pulls in it will likely interact with the jet stream and bring snow to the region. and by midnight moving into the upper 20s and the lehigh valley and look what happens in the wee hours of the morning and we could get a quick burst of snow primarily i-95 south and east. at the same time temperatures drop. the snowfalls when it's 33 degrees and dampens the roads and then temperatures drop below freezing and that could cause a quick icing of the roads, a
flash freeze, that could complicate the morning commute tomorrow. a half inch to inch of snow south and east of the i-95 corridor. thursday and friday after that it's all about the windchills. thursday morning the windchill philadelphia 10. by the afternoon because the wins will be increasing and temperatures dropping during the day 7. friday morning the winds diminishing but the friday morning temperature 15 degrees even with a slight breeze the morning windchill 4 and by the afternoon temperatures stuck in the 20s but the winds diminish, it will be 20 degrees but compared to friday morning not as harsh. the next setup for the storm into the weekend if you are a snow lover this is not a good setup. they want to see high pressure near quebec funneling down the cold air. this eye pressure is exiting and
pulls the winds from the south and the warm front moves in and warm air and a bit a battle but the warm air will win out bringing rain and that happens from the south to the north. the big problems are the lehigh and northwest suburbs this is where you could get 2 to 4 inches of snow early saturday morning before a change over to ice and it looks like that change over to rain will not happen until the afternoon. the i-95 metro area 1 to 2 inches of snow and brief icing and turn over to rain and sleep in you probably won't see it and a quick change to rain. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast temperatures stuck in the 20s the next two days and saturday start with snow and ice change over to rain and 46 degrees and temperatures climbing overnight sunday morning, the high 57 degrees it's rainy and a cold front moves into and temperatures crash and by monday a high of 34 and tuesday 36 and winter
arrives on wednesday a high of 42 and new information on the snow and weekend information at 11:00. kids at the pal center in philadelphia got a big surprise at their christmas party today. the philly phanatic in this case decked out as santa claus brought cheered to the youngsters and he treated the kids to pizza and got gifts and the team donated $10,000 to keep the center's good work going for a long time. world news is next on channel 6. and "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with brian taff, sharrie williams, adam joseph and ducis rogers. and please join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel 6. for cecily tynan, ducis rogers, and the entire "action news" team. i'm jim gardner. we hope you'll join us at 11:00. (man) my dad and i have the same eyes.
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