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>> good morning it is 5:00 a.m., friday, march 2. tam is off, jeanette reyes joins us. >> the rain has been falling most of the night, but the storm is getting stronger and could bring potentially destructive winds. >> there are concerns along the jersey shore where there is the threat of flooding and beach 'erosion. we have team cover annual as communities brace for the nor'easter, bob brooks is live along the jersey shore and gray hall is in philadelphia. >> and here safe inside and dry meteorologist david murphy and karen rogers. >> reporter: feel kind of guilty for being inside. >> reporter: i would, but that was me outside for 20 years, have fun guys, come inside and get a weather job. >> reporter: it's wet outside this morning. and cold in the studio. >> reporter: no, no, no, there's rain out there busting through the region and whipping off toward the nornd east.
storm tracker 6 live double scan the heaviest rain highlighted in yellow, pushing away from center city still in northeast philadelphia and areas of bucks county. all the yellow is where the heaviest stuff is. you see a band of it pushing through areas along the atlantic city expressway from atlanti county to cherry hill. getting better pushing off to the east. drying out in the northern and western suburbs, but for now wet out there and we have issues on the roads where it's coming down. a flood watch in effect from philadelphia areas north and west east. there's an area flood advisory that covers adjacent counties. everybody has the potential for rising water on the roads. high wind warning in effec todayhrough morning. for my money this will be the biggest issue of the day. winds gusts 40 to 50 miles per hour or higher. look out for down trees and
wires and debris on the roads as you drive around. at the shore coastal flood watch through times of high tide tonight and tomorrow morning and at least we're looking at moderate and minor flooding up and down the delaware bays and back bays and the oceanfront. we'll track the rain which will changeover to wet snow in a lot of neighborhoods before we are done. we'll talk about the impacts of that coming up. looking live 42 creek road, northbound traffic light volume it's wet out here, you have to watch the wet roads creating problems. here's a new accident on the new jersey turnpike, northbound approaching heights town that's exit 8 the inner roadway is blocked, another accident that popped up in delaware, i-95 northbound in new castle, 4955 jackknifed tractor-trailer blocking two lanes, it's the second jack knifed tractor-trailer already this morning, giving you the idea
it's not a great commute. flashing lights, 309 northbound past welsh road, police on the scene. this causing slowing on this wet morning. northeast philly, we have malfunctioning traffic lights at warbech avenue at the boulevard. jersey shore is expecting to see beach erosion from the storm. bob brooks is live in atlantic city good morning, bob. >> reporter: good morning, matt, i don't envy gray hall i know he is getting soaked. it's not too bad. we're getting a slight mist down here, the winds are calm. one thing i have noticed as we get closer to high tide, the waves are coming up a little bit behind us here, you can see they are starting to go over top of the rocks down here, that's pretty much the most significant thing we've seen. i want to bring up video here. officials are worried about a few things. one of them the flooding. the fire chief in atlantic city is calling this a major street
flooding event this is not going to be nuisance flooding. people will want to keep an eye where there are cars are parked when the high tide comes from this, they may get flooded. move them from low-lying areas. it could go on for quite sometime 2 to 6 high tide cycles. beach erosion, not much anyone can do about that, that's sort of a wait and see kind of thing. they are worried waves could climb as high as 15 feet high because of the storm surge. that's something they have to keep an eye on, for the first time i saw a wave crashing against the wall here. we have foam up over. throughout the morning things starting to pick up we'll keep an eye on it. bob brooks channel 6 "action news." >> the waves a harbinger of
things to come. live on mobile 6 it's worse in the city than it is down the shore as bob alluded to. gray gay is live along the schuylkill expressway with a look at whether a penndot and peco are doing to prepare, good morning, gray. >> reporter: good morning, for you, matt. it's friday and you don't want to wake up to this news it's raining. we're talking about a whole lot of rain, in fact buckets and buckets of rain rain when you gt this morning, be careful because places like the schuylkill expressway ponding can form that can cause accidents. we can tell you for the last couple of days or so, penndot and peco has been keeping a close eye on the system. in particular they are worried about the wind and the rain and david murphy said the possible heavy wet snow. the wind a factor because that could knock down power lines and trees and toss around other debris and cause power outages
that nobody wants to see. penndot said hundreds of workers are on standby in case they are needed. penndot and peco crews say they are prepared for whatever mother nature may bring, they prepare for the storms throughout the year, so they don't wait until the last minute. back out live, we can tell you that peco crews reminding people to be extremely cautious, the wind is what they are worried about. the wind can bring down power lines that can cause problems. if you see the downed power lines in your neighborhood don't approach them, treat them as if they are live, call peco they will come out and repair the problem. live along the schuylkill expressway, gray hall channel 6 "action news." >> i want to take you to philadelphia international airport, we're taking live look here, via sky6 live hd. if you have a flight scheduled for today check it out before you head out. already this morning, two thousand flights have been canceled nationwide. several airlines are offering
customers fee waivers to change travel plans to certain cities. a former philadelphia police officer has been charged with assaulting a handcuffed suspect during an arrest last summer. cell phone video shows police body smminth on to t and into ta swimming pool in kensington. police arrested former officer james yeager yesterday. the fraternal order of police says the video is one sided and does not tell the entire story. the police department fired him this past summer. u.s. attorney and fbi is holding a press conference involvin the guilty verdict against he had pawlowski. the injury convicted him on 47 of 54 charges. he awarded contracts to business owners who funded campaign. in his 4th term he must resign, city council president will take over in the interim. republican leaders of the pennsylvania house is urging the
state representative to resign amid allegations that nick mccorelli forced a woman to have sex with him while brandishing a gun. leaders are sinlaims should be investigated by police. he denies the allegations and is not charged with any crime. >> david joins with accuweather, so when peopleretut will be worse than it is right now. >> reporter: we'll see wet snow mixing in. there are hints of snow out west of philadelphia and points well to the north. the radar showing mostly rain. ty and lancastergo out through county you may have wet snowflakes mixing in. this is pushing off to the north and east, i'll give you a look on the lapse and show you that. the heavy rain we're looking at
is pushing pretty much through northeast philadelphia at this point and pinwheeling away from the ac expressway. that's good news there, that road will dry out a little bit or at least drain a little bit. in bucks county and trenton you see the heart of the heavier rain. the stuff to the west not so bad. as we look outside, we have cloudy skies across the region. camera bouncing we're seeing gusts in the 20s and 30s this morning and they will build from there as we get into the afternoon. taking a look at the current temperatures. it's well above freezing, 42 degrees is the temperature in philadelphia. even as we change over to wet snow later on, temperatures will hold on to 40 across the region. we expect wet roads and grassy accumulation if that. winds are gusting into the 20 to 30-mile an hour range even higher than that already in some spots. there you see the win wheeling
effect, wram around snow coming -- wrap around snow coming in from the west. we'll see wet snow at times today. maybe a total changeover, it will be windy and wet snow mixing in at times. temperatures close to 40 all the way today. that will be the case across the region with everybody sitting in the low 40s from allentown down to cape may. in terms of wet snow some of it popping up in spots by noon, a good portion of the region has a chance of mixing in or maybe changing over. pay attention to the numbers and where they go as i advance this in the afternoon him allentown, 37. while there could slushy roads up here, most of us will be dealing with the wet roads. the exception the poconos where cruel get more snow and the temperatures are below freezing there. 6:00, wind swept wet snow and rain, by 11:00, all this is winding down. we are expecting the wet snow to
coat grassy surfaces, coating to two inches around philadelphia and points south. could be a band or two inches up here and slush developing. allentown bethlehem and easton and north, you pile it up. up in the poconos you could get a foot. the winds are a problem, gusting to 5 across the region. especially this afternoon and tonight. 65 down the shore, kind with saturated ground, some trees will fall. probably not as many as we have in the spring with leaves on the trees. branches down power lines going down and outages likely. down the shore we have moderate to minor flooding they are warning you to move your car if you're near a flood-prone area. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, today in the low 40s, rain and wet snow, winds building. a lot of problems out there. saturday, we're dry, windy and chilly, 48.
breezy on sunday, 48. monday, 49. the next chance of precipitation would be tuesday afternoon. in the morning a little wet snow mixing with rain on wednesday. >> 5:12 a.m., a labron james responds to rumors he spent the week leading up to the all star game in our area. >> children found living in box with no electricity or water. scary sight on a plane firefighters coming down the aisle beautiful a fire, why a passenger is blaming her cell phone for the scare. >> reporter: if you're heading out we're watching the camera shake a little bit, gusty winds, i-95 at bridge street, southbound traffic driving on wet roads. we'll take you to exton, chester county and see what it looks like there coming up next. >> welcome back and happy
friday, taking live look vee extra sky6 live -- via, sky6 lie benjamin franklin parkway. we have strong wind, damaging winds. we'll get wet snow and the afternoon commute will be trickier. >> reporter: even wet roads we're having problems, we're getting reports of wet snowflakes mixing in temperatures in the upper 30s in most of the area. it's not just that the roads are slick, it's just wet, even with the wet roads we have trouble.
driving in exton, route 100, looking good coming down from pottstown, phoenixville or lionville. no delays or issues right there. new castle county, i-95 northbound, a different scene here, we can flashing lights, kind of hard to see in the shot, i-95 northbound at 435. live in delaware as we have an accident blocking three lanes reportedly a fuel spill, as well. garden state parkway, you see the rain drops all over the camera lens as we look down the shore we'll have more problems down the shore and some of the roads will be shut down for flooding. not dealing with that just yet as you head out. storm tracker 6 live double scan, we can see rain is heavy in spots, and some wet snow starting to mix in, especially in chester county and looking in that area, as well. up in the poconos you have areas of white showing the snow, as well. looking the day ahead it's going to be a nasty day as the
nor'easter impacts us, the winds will increase, temperatures hold in the upper 30s and low 40s, cruel get the changeover from rain to wet snow, matt. >> police in southern california arrested a couple accusing them of keeping their three children in a plywood box. investigators say the 14, 13 and 11-year-old children have lived in the box on this property in joshua tree for four years. it is 20 feet long, ten feet wide and 4 feet tall. authorities found as you see mounds of trash on the property which lacks electricity and running water. child and family services took custody of the children. america's pastor billy graham will be laid to rest in his native north carolina. he died at the age of 99. he brought a message of is like vacation to million broadcasts to scores of is expeo
attend, but not scheduled to speak. s moments for passengers a cell phone burst into flames on board an air canada flight burning a passenger. it happened as the plane was preparing to leave toronto yesterday morning. crews extinguished the fire and there was no damage to the aircraft. the owner of the cell phone was injured, but walked off the plane without assistance. the sixers off a big win over a playoff caliber team will take on the hornets tonight. the sixers faced james and the cavaliers in cleveland. scrapes refuted rumors that he was in the area to look for possible schools for his children. ben simmons was named the eastern conference rookie of the month. sixers win over james 108-# 97.
play from the team's conference tournament. his mother is from lithuania. >> that was great they did that. >> reporter: nice to be reunited. looking live at 202 at county line road in chalfonte. the roads are wet, if you look under the streetlight it's coming down out there. so, be careful as you travel out there. mall functioning traffic lights northeast philadelphia at the boulevard, dave. >> reporter: we have rain pushing off to the northeast, bothering folks in southern bucks county, trenton and burlington county. there's yellow creeping up into burlington county out of camden county. points to the west are better off. most of this is rain, but we have reports of wet snow mixing in west of philadelphia. that of course is going to be an issue later today. if you're traveling out of town, wet in philadelphia, boston and
new york, no major delays just yet. we as we look at conditions on our septa platforms, mid 40s and low 40s all the way. we have the threat of rain and errantly wet snow. >> thank you, david. something to think about before you snap the selfie for instagram. the picture could make your nose look bigger. the angle of a selfie makes a certain's nose appear 30% wider and larger. it happens when a photo is taken 1 inches from the face. 5 feet.stance for taking self i think i need 3 more feet here. >> clearly we were born with short arms sort of like the
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