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together ahead of the primaries. we'll talk with julia live in just a few minutes. but first here is ryan phillips with a look at your voting forecast. >> patchy fog, not a widespread fog event. not talking big visibility problems that will impede the morning drive. want to give you a heads up generally across southwest miami-dade from kendall down towards homestead, cutler bay, florida city. we'll keep the fog around briefly this morning because bright south florida sunshine will take over. it's going to drive these temperatures quickly into the upper 70s even before we get to about 10:00 or so. at 65 in west kendall and homestead. that's where we're finding the patchy fog. most of us in the low 70s. a look towards aaa and the bay side area, out toward the beaches, visibility is just fine.
it's going to be a bright day once we bring the sunup at about 7:30. patchy fog this morning, mainly in miami-dade and western broward. we'll keep it at about 84 at the lunch hour. this is a very warm and dry pattern. your first alert forecast high today 86. i don't see many changes coming now. this weekend, a different story. ahead. right now a quick check of the roads with kelly. >> the patchy fog is not affecting your morning drive whatsoever. still-accident free in miami-dade and broward county. ten minutes from coral reef to tamiami trail with traffic mming between 55 and 60 miles per hour. 826 drivers, traffic moving at 55 miles per hour from bird road to the dolphin expressway. leaving you with a four-minute commute. 826 southbound from the big curve to okeechobee road. a five-minute right. traffic moving at 55 miles per hour around the area of miami lakes dre. we have construction in broward county.
three lanes completely blocked off. keep that in mind as you make your way out the door this morning morning. it is election day. in less than 90 minutes voters go to the polls to choose your favorite for your party's nomination. >> ofn the states holding their primarys today, ours here in florida expected to be the center of it all. florida is one of two states in which the gop establishment hopes to stop donald trump in his tracks. julia bagg is live at a polling place in miramar breaking it all down for us. we'll be opening the polls and people will be able to choose. >> reporter: eric ad sheli, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. here in broward. in the last few minutes we've seen the first poll workers arrive in miramar getting ready to open things open.
on either side of the aisle a last-minute push across the five states that a a voting today. of course, florida being a huge prize. 99 delegates for the republicans as winner-take-all. for democrats, they're giving out proportionally. something else to remember about florida, and that is that in this stata it's a closed primary. you don't have voters who are independent kafgt their babalot. it's just registered republicans and democrats voting today.y. speaking of democrats, hillary clinton and bernie sanders have been taking z shots at trump and each other. >> i fully concede what eveone understand, secretary clinton is the candidate of the establishment. >> here is how things stand among republicans in florida. donald trump, a whopping 46%, rubio.
coming up in our next half hour, hear how some candidates are spending their nights, en burning the midnight oil making that final plea for votes. we're live in miramar, julia bagg, nbc news. julia, thank you so much. we'll talk to you again at the top of the hour. it is a big day today. ohio is the other big primary today, especially for the republicans as we've been talking about. one could be out by the end of the night tonight, governor john kasich in a dead heat with donald trump. kasich needing to win his home state if he wants to continue on. otherwise he is probably ging to be out. senator ted cruz is way back in third place, and florida's own marco rubio is coming in last, at least at this point. it's verier difficult in the day. a lot to come over the course of the next 12 hours. a whole lot closer in ohio for the democrats. right now hillary clinton leading the way by 5 percentage
ohio is a similar state to michigan where sanders won earlier this month. >> as candidates made that final push ahead of today's primary, florida senator marco rubio spent a good part of monday rallying in his home state, looking for the last-minute show of support to make sure his candidacy continues. we have michael in sweetwater this morning. the nbc 6 news and weather app will be your go-to app for today's primary, you'll be able to track live results anywhere at any time. this morning kids are heading back to a south florida school for the first time since a man broke in and vandalized the school. officials say someone broke in through the roof of the la progressiva school. stealing a safe of about $5,000. it shows burglar going room to room inside the school, ransasaing the building, looking for whatever it is.
property for about an hour. the robbery prompted school officials to cancel monday classes altogether. >> he maybe came in through the rooftop and through an air vent. >> the stolen money was supposed to pay for two school field trips for those students. if you have any information whoho that guy is ransacking that building, the guy walking out with that bag, please call police. the ft. lauderdale police accused of slapping a a homeless man is expected to start his trial today. according to court documents, cameras caught victor ramirez slapping a homeless man. 58-year-old bruce la seer says he was trying to use a restroom when he was arrested for trespassing. ramirez faceses three misdemeanor charges and has been relieved from duty without pay. his trial is set for later today.
doral. it's an effort to keep kids safe during spring break. this comes after a deadad spring break shooting that took place in south beach this weekend. police still looking for whoever shot and killed 20-year-old antoine decade. investigators believe both the victim and his shooter are from miami-dade county and they knew each other. the gunfire rang out near 9th street. it's primary day and marco rubio wasin south florida yesterday making that last-minute push. we have michael spears who is in sweetwater. there was a technical issue, but they got thugh it. >> reporter: that's right. this morning we've bee talking to poll workers gearing up for a big day ahead. rco rubio, all eye also be on him -- allhe candidates really, but especially marco rubio. tweeted this out just after midnight saying when it comes to
he said the definition identity of america and the publican party all hangs in the balance based on this. rubio really fighting voters, to rally voters for a home state win. a loss would only strengthen calls from critics and political experts who are saying losing would mean he would have to drop out. rubio says he does plan to win. despite the odds, today's primary results will shock the country in his favor. he's feeling pretty good about it. he's slammed front-runner donald trump a number of times who a handful of polls have lead manage the sunshine state. rubio didn't back down monday from his commitment to bactrim should he be nominated saying it's, quote, getti harder and harder to do so. this morning still quiet, poll workers making sure everythg is straight. coming forward, marco rubio plans to hold a political party and primary party at florida
michael spears, nbc 6 nes. we will continue to check in with you throughout the morning as people start to show up at those polling places. nbc 6 tracking breaking news out of chicago where three officers were shot overnight during a drug investigation. one of the off centersreturned fire and killed one of the suspects. thee officers right now being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. as soon as we get an update on this, we'll pass it on t t you on the air and also using our news and weather app. coming up just after the break, a community coming together. they' concncned about the violence plaguing our kids in south florida. you'll hear from them coming up. it's going to be a mild morningng kind of humid out there as well. out toward the beaches, visibility just fine. out west, patchy fog. we'll talk about that in just a minute. let's keep the emphasis on a warm pattern. the uv index very high. temperatures way above average.
aarning for women who might gofor a walk in coral gables. police say a woman was sexually battered and robbed in her eighborhood. erika glover has what the police want you to be aware of this morning. >> reporter: it's another frightening story in coral gables. this time the victim says she was walking along grenada boulevard when she was sexually assaulted and robbed. this morning officers are encouraging e eryone to be on the look ourt. the victim says she was walking along the 1300 block of grenada boulevard around 7:00 sunday morning, when a man grabbed her, assaulted her and took off w wh her property. police are searching for a bald
skriekd to be between 5'8" and 5'10" with brown eyes and bushy eyebrows, also possibly driving a white suv or van. residents in the area are now keeping their guard up. >> you just don't think it's going to happen in an area like this. it makes you think twice. it's just awful. >> probably lathis lady was walking by herself. >> this man was arrested on battery and aggravated assault for fondling women. this 49-year-old was arrest are for battery after exposing himself and touching a woman ear rearnd during the university of miami campus. both of those casesere in the coral gables area. officers say if you haveny information regarding this latest case, call crimestoppers, 305-471-tips. erika glover, nbc 6 news.
facing heavy flooding and evacuations. some areas are dooling wi some of the worst flooding in decades. the devastation not even over. some people near the texas-louisiana border could see more flooreding as a major river is expected to crest late they are week. some areas seeing as much aswo feet of rain. 1200 people have been ordered to finddigher ground. >> weather on nbc 6 is sponsored in part by mcdonald's. embolden your rning with mcdonald's mccafe coffee. mcdonald's. i'm lovin' it. >> w first alert weather with meteorologist ryan phillips, south floridaa most accurate forecast. it is 5:4:4 good morning to you. we kick things off with dry conditions across the area. looking for a dry forecast to really hold on for the duration now offhe workweek. it's this weekend we'll start to see some changes. the onlyly thing i've got for you this morning, a little patchy fog to contenen with. let's take a live look --
that's where we want to go, the bus stop. foggy conditions possible if you're out there. we're going to see patchy fog in place. so many graphics, i don't know which order i put them in sometimes. upper 60s, lower 70s. feels pretty good out there. we're containing the fog to one or two locations in south florida. keep in mind the sunrise this morning is at 7:30. the kids that get out early, they're in the dark. patchy fog mainly across southwestern miami-dade. we move east there, the bay side area. there's aaa. all is quiet. look on the horizon. you see the fog bank settling in off in the distance. not concerned about this taking over for the morning commute. right now kelly can back me up on this, that we haven't had problems with the fog, putting the squeeze on t t morning drive. we will finally reduce visibility from time to time across southwest miami-dade. it's come down just a touch near opa-locka executive. i don't think that's going to last very ng. 69 right now.
mid 60s down into the fog-prone areas of southwest miami-dade. most of the metro area, from miami up to pompano, temperatures right around 70. early fog will be gone probably by 8:00 a.m. strong florida sunshine turns on and burns the fog off. we end up with a nice bright day. we could see more patchy fog developing across the peninsula tonight. tomorrow, more sunshine and more warmth. this is a very warm pattern here, not record breaking. talking temperatures here this morning with patchy fog around 71. a rapid warmup with a south wind that won't be too strong, up to 84 at noon. e're talking 86 for your afternoon high. great day on the beach yet again. rip current risk stays low. winds out of the south at five to ten. high temperatures of 85 on the beach. mid 80s for the next several days. the shower chance will start late on saturday and carry in to sunday. isolated in nature. nonetheless, we'll fine-tun
get a little closer. coming up on 5:49, here is kelly with traffic. >> good morning, south florida. thanks for joining us. taking a look mr. the space coast camera, northbound and southbound lanes around our station at miramar parkway, no issues on i-75. but we do still have construction on i-95 northbound on sheridan street. keep that in mind as you're making your way out the door. still accident-free in miami-dade and broward county. good news for those of you heading out the door this morning at 5:49 a.m. over on the palmetto expressway, we had construction northbound around the area of northwest 122nd street. that has cleared out of the way. this is your drive southbound as you're approaching northwest 122nd street. no issues making your way towards the 836. you may be headed nthbound towards i-75. an american who traveled overseas to allegedly fight for isis has been captured in iraq. kurdish fighters say this
escape isis when he stumbled to kurdish-held territory. they say this is the video of the moment where he surrendered. whenn they asked where he was from, he said he wasrom the united states. the family thought he was on vacation in europe. new details on the amtrak train derailment in khan sachlts we first brought you this story as breaking news yesterday morning. a federal safety agagcy is focused on track conditions and speed. there's word the conductor applied the emergency breaks because he saw a bend in a rail. the chicago-bound train started in los angeles. a couple of people are still in critical condition this morning. apple's response to the department of justice over the locked iphone is due today. this is the latest move in the doj's case against the company to unlock the phone of one of the san bernardino terrorists. authorities say the phone could find more information about the shooter and the plot. apple says it would be a breach of their privacy.
both partie are due in a california courtroom to officially settle that case. i the wake of rising teen deaths in florida, local politicians and neighbors in one community got together to talk about what can be done. members of people acting for communities together joined communitytyeaders at the new birth baptist church in miami. the o oanization wants youth programs and better justice practices in schools to help children know how to resolve problems instead of taking matters into their own hands. they also want this to translate into affordable housing neighborhoods. good news here. if you're looking for a job and live here in south florida, the sunshine state is leading the nation in terms of job growth in a couple different areas. according to the new federal jobless report that came out yesterday, governor ric scott announced job demand has grown and unemployment continues to decrease here in florida. that's a good thing on both ends. the ft. lauderdale area added
last year in private sector areas like transportation and construction jobs just to name two. in the meantime, miami also added more than 23,000 jobs in areas like health and education services. miami they say continues to have the third highest job demand in the state of florida. a woman claims a police officer went too far trying to stop a bar brawl. you'll see a video drawing strong opinions from both on both sides of the argument. we'll have a live interview with "meet the press" moderator chuck todd. he'll give us an outlook ahead of today's primary votes. we'll be talking with chuck about 20 minutes from now. a reminder this morning, nbc 6 is going to cuba. juwan and jackie will be in havana bringing you live
a snow bird remains behind bars this morning after police say he exposed himself apparently in front of women and kids on a south florida beach. this is what we understand happened. this is according too police. christian mallow was scheduled to return to canada next month. instead he's being held on bond after being arrested on thursday. bso says he was sitting on the sand where he repeatedly started exposing himself to people who were walking by. witnesses told the lifeguards that he was touching himself inappropriately the 60-year-old is facing charges this morning. now to video out of cape coral. some say they're shocked while others support the officer in questionon the woman you see here was drunk. the man she was punching is her boyfriend. that's when a cape coral police officer steps in, the woman lands hard on the concrete. she says it was excessive force.
internbl investigation and put on administrative duty. three minutes to the top of the hour on your tuesday. we're working on ooha whole lot more. of course we've been talking about it all morning, primary day here florida. it is a crucial day as it could determine whether some of these candidates stay or completely drop out of the race. we are live as the polls right now are getting ready to open. a crafty criminal makes his
coming up, more news, good morning to you. i'm sheli muniz. >> i'm eric harryman. it is 6:00 now and it is tuesday, the tuesday we've been waiting for. today it is florida's turn.
voters will head to the polls today for the florida primary. it's a big day. we we're lex team coverage. maybe you're fighting with the kids to get them out of bed, but in the meantime thinking about heading to the polls todaynd at what time u'll be able to get to your polling place. >> first we want a check with your weather. ryan, should they expect any problems as they are heading the the polls? >> the only problem early this morning, just within the first few hours of our day, patchy fog developing overnight and now laying low across southwest
that's the hot spot for this. visibility now reduced. we've got zero visibility report just in now in the homestead and florida city area. just use some caution here on the turnpike coming out of southwest miami-dade. you
get into miami. visibility is okay. over five miles there. that's much the same across broward county. so no widespread dense fog. the visibility is just fine looking towards the aaa. skies are clear in ft. lauderdale and miami-dade. a few clouds in key west. that's about it. that brighterly morning sunshine with a 7:30 sunrise will burn off. firsr alert weather going this way. low 70s early. partly to mostly sunny skies into the afternoon. 84 by the lunch hour. today's first alert forecast high 86, well above average. we're dry for a new more days. then some changes. we'll talk about that in about 12 minutes. right now first alert traffic with kelly blanco.