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arthel: we begin with fox news alert, a search for answers two decades in the making as americans reflect on 20 years since 9/11. we are getting our first look at the fbi's investigation into those attacks and whether saudi arabia coordinated with al-qaida terrorists. hello, welcome to fox news live. i'm arthel neville. hi, eric. eric: hello. thank you for joining us on this sunday. i'm eric shawn. the fbi releasing the first round of documents related to the 9/11 investigation, after an executive order from president biden to do just that. the document reveals that saudi
associates including a saudi arabian diplomat and government employee were in contact with the plane's hijackers and had other complexes to other terrorist plots against our country but the report claims it shows no clear evidence that the saudi government itself was directly complicit in the attacks but you know the families of 9/11 victims, they don't buy a word of that. alex hogan live here in new york city with the latest. alex. >> reporter: hi, eric. the white house releasing this formerly classified report yesterday afternoon two decades after 9/11. familiar his of the victims said that unless the administration declared and declassified the information, they didn't want president biden commemorating the events commemorating those killed in terror attacks. biden did so by executive order. loved ones and family members who are plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the kingdom of saudi arabia thanking the president, releasing a statement saying in part it provides a blueprint for how al-qaida operated inside the
u.s. with the active knowing support of the sawed -- saudi government. they report does not suggest there was involvement by senior kingdom officials. it does connect hijackers and saudi associates, it details an interview of a man who supported the first hijackers. 15 of the 19 people who overtook planes were sawedy -- saudis. while the saudi government has not responded to the declassification of the material, it did release a statement saying it always advocated for transparency around the september 11th attacks. yesterday was a day of mourning for the country. the bright beams of light marking where the towers stood cast four miles high and seen as far away as 60 miles. those tribute lights shining until dawn this morning. eric. eric: they really are breathtaking and i urge anyone who comes to new york city to see those if you're here on the
evening of september 11th. alex, thank you. in a few minutes, tennessee congressman tony gonzales will be here about those revelations in the fbi report and how he thinks the biden administration should respond and if he thinks that saudi arabia is telling the truth by denying any involvement in 9/11. that's coming up this hour. arthel. arthel: we'll look forward to that. meanwhile, a new york times investigation found that the u.s. drone strike last month against the suspected isis-k bomber actually hit an aide worker and his family. this comes as some americans and u.s. allies are still trying to escape afghanistan. many vulnerable afghans are also feeling or fleeing into neighboring pakistan. trey yingst has more from pakistan, close to the afghan border. trey. >> reporter: arthel, good afternoon. we are learning more about that u.s. drone strike late last month that killed multiple
civilians in kabul. according to a new york times investigation, that strike that american military officials claimed hit an isis-k suicide bomber actually hit an aid worker and his family. the report detailed where u.s. officials may have misled the public as relates to the number of civilians killed and the intelligence surrounding the strike. the strike came as civilians were still trying to flee he afghanistan, amidday wroteic scenes outside of -- amid chaotic scenes. thousands are leaving afghanistan on foot. some crossed by land into pakistan over the weekend. with 1.4 million afghan refugees living in pakistan, officials are concerned that a new influx of people could destabilize the region. with the taliban in control of afghanistan, the united nations estimates hundreds of thousands of people could flee on foot to pakistan in the coming months. pakistan has a vital interest in keeping afghanistan stable and
says it can't handle new evacuees. over the last week, pakistan arrested and deported hundreds of afghans who crossed into the country without proper documentation. although not all civilians are escaping. one man is headed to the border and to his home. he brushed off the idea that life would be more dangerous under taliban control. other afghans are going wherever they can to flee the taliban, over fears they could be killed or imprisoned. >> some of the people they work for, the american forces with some of the foreign people so they are a little afraid of the taliban. >> reporter: with the deteriorating security situation, president biden sent top officials over the past week to the middle east and east asia to basically get a firm understanding on what exactly is happening. we saw both the u.s. secretary of state, antony blinken and u.s. defense secretary lloyd austin if in the gulf last week and over the weekend cia director william burns here in
pakistan. arthel. arthel: great on the ground reporting, trey yingst. thanks, trey. eric. eric: arthel, the white house meantime looking to steer away the conversation from the issue of afghanistan as president biden is defending his sweeping new mandates on the covid vaccine. mark meredith live now at the white house with more on that and the president's week ahead. >> reporter: tomorrow, president biden is going to hit the road, heading out west to campaign for gavin newsom. california has the recall election coming up. there is plenty of questions about the president's own political popularity given what's going on in afghanistan as well as trouble with his domestic agenda. there have been a lot of questions about what's going to happen with his build back better plan. today one democratic senator said there's no guarantee that the bills are going to move forward as quickly as the white house wants. we hear from west virginia senator joe manchin who says he can't support the package, given the size with the fears of inflation and rising debt.
>> we have the unknown. the unknown is everything you've been talking about. covid, what's going to happen with covid, what it will do to the economy. no one is talking about inflation or debt. >> reporter: manchin made his displeasure with all of this already known in the last several days but opposition certainly complicates the administration's timeline, their goal was to get this to the president's desk this fall. still, the white house believes manchin will eventually come around and support the effort. there are other things on congress' plate for this month. there's concerns about the government running out of money, a possible government shutdown by end the end of the month and questions about when congress is going to raise the debt ceiling. we heard from press secretary jen psaki about this on friday. >> we continue to believe that democrats and republicans should do what they have done 80 times which is to raise the debt limit. that is what we're working toward. i'm not going to get into what vehicle it may look like. >> reporter: while congress certainly does have a lot to talk about, we believe most of the focus will be on afghanistan this week. you have the secretary of state
set to testify with house foreign affairs and with foreign relations. er dr. tom freedman coming up on the vaccine mandates in a few moments. mark, thank you. arthel: moving to the crisis at the southern of border, showing no signs of slowing down. we are waiting for authorities to release information on migrant apprehensions in august, numbers which could set another record. christina coleman is live at the border in texas. do we have any idea when we can expect that report? >> reporter: hi, arthel. we're going to get the new figures, the new numbers any day for august. meantime, border agents are getting hammered at the southern border by runners. that happened last night. a lot of them took off, hiding in the brush in the rio grande valley. take a look at this video. this is a live look right now
from our fox news drone at a port of entry bridge in del-rio, texas. at least 100 migrants are being held by border agents for processing at this moment in the heat, painting a picture of how dire the situation is here on the ground right now and just hours earlier last night during a ride-along with state troopers our fox cam ration caught video of border agents after they busted a human smuggling operation in the rio grande valley. this wasn't just at the border. this group of migrants you apparently made it across the border and then a smuggler drove them about 30 miles north before their car crashed in some brush and the migrants got out and scattered. border agents were able to apprehend them. in la jolla, texas yet, migrant families were turning themselves in to get processed. they were held at a neighborhood ballpark. state troopers are executing boat patrols to bust smuggling
operations and drug trafficking and they've located unaccompanied children on the river banks in this brutal heat. >> as a father seeing that and wondering what kind of circumstances their parents must have been in to send them across, to think that was the best option for them and what kind of people would willingly take a child across the river an leave them on the river banks. >> reporter: from the sky, state troopers are able to get an ariel view of migrants trying to cross the rio grande. more than 1,000 state troopers are assisting border agents rights now with apprehensions. >> border patrol, they're pulling agents from the field. they're busy processing the migrants coming across. we're providing as much resource as we can to help our federal partners. >> reporter: as of july, there were 212,000 apprehensions at the southwest border, that is a 20-year record high. and again, we are waiting for those new figures for august.
we're expecting to get them any day now. arthel. arthel: okay, christina coleman, live there near the border. thank you. eric. eric: the 9/11 commission report, remember that, it's considered the authority on what happened that day. but you know those newly declassified fbi documents show that, well, they got some things wrong. we will delve into the new questions about the saudi arabian connection to the hijackers, why were they helped, who gave them money and what is our government still hiding. ♪♪ retirement is an opportunity to fill each tomorrow with moments that matter. and a steady stream of protected income can help you secure the life you've planned. for more than 150 years,
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eric: updating our top fox news story on this sunday, the fbi releasing those documents from the 9/11 investigation and the new disturbing revelations about saudi arabia that our government fought to keep secret all of these years. 11 family members say the new revelations expose saudi arabia's involvement in 9/11 despite the kingdom's denial. the declassified report shows repeated contacts with saudi nationals in the u.s. including a saudi city blow matt and another -- diplomat and another blowy, found the diplomat gave hijackers help when they arrived in the country, a year before
the attack he told one of the associates the hijackers were, quote, two very significant people. these new saudi revelations have been revealed, how should president biden move forward? with us now is texas republican congressman tony gonzales who served in the navy as a cryptologist. thank you for your service. >> thank you for having me. eric: it's a pretty disturbing picture. it does paint a picture of saudi officials in the country helping, meeting with, perhaps assisting in other ways some of these hijackers before 9/11. what does this potentially tell you? >> there's no doubt that saudi nationals helped plot and helped execute this terrible act on september 11th. what level that dipped into the saudi government, i still think it's murky. one thing that isn't murky is
the taliban housed al-qaida. now that the taliban are in control of the afghan government, there resources that have been frozen. i believe those resources, those funds need to be captured and they need to be given over to the victims of 9/11. the victims and their families of 9/11 cannot be forgotten and we can't let these resources go into the hands of the taliban. eric: absolutely. you're absolutely right on that in terms of anything that the taliban has that we can get our hands on. what about saudi arabia. let me read one thing from the report. it talks about one employee who is a saudi government employee, quoted as talking about jihad and the new information said he met one of the hijackers in a restaurant and the original 9/11 commission said it was coincidence. the new report says, well, no, there was a witness who said he was waiting for this person. i mean, why did the 9/11 commission that's supposed to know all, why did they get some things wrong?
>> we have to dive into this much deeper. the world is a dangerous place and often your friends are not really your friends and in this case it wasn't by chance. this 9/11 didn't happen by chance. it was well-plotted out. it was well-financed. it was well-executed. we have to get to the root of it and we have to make sure it never happens again. if we just brush over it, what's going to happen? we're going to see another 9/11 happen. the last thing we want is any foreign government interfering in our domestic affairs, saudi arabia has to be held accountable for this. eric: are you concerned that some in washington will sarks well, you know, we don't want to muck up the saudi relations with the u.s. we'll just keep this under the rug and there's still stuff that's redacted that we don't know that the government is keeping secret. should that be out so we know the full, complete picture of potential saudi involvement? >> i believe it's time to put
americans first. in all aspects, from foreign policy to domestic policy and everything in between, put americans first. we had nearly 3,000 americans die that day, countless service members over the last 20 years. america demands to be put first on the national stage, on the world stage, and that's what the joe biden administration doesn't get. they need to put americans first. eric: what would you say the administration should do? should they release the redacted information. let me read something. a diplomat, this guy's a diplomat, a saudi arabia diplomat, he was tasked says the report to help some of the hijackers, i'm reading this directly, he was in los angeles, he told the associates the hijackers were, quote, two very significant people, more than one year before the attack. at least this saudi arabian di blow matt and certainly -- di he blow matt and certainly -- di blow matt and certainly others knew about this guy.
let me read a statement from the lawyer from the families. this is pretty blunt. quote, this document together with the public evidence gathered today provides a blueprint for how al-qaida operated inside the u.s. with the active knowing support of the saudi government, saudi officials engaged in phone calls among themselves with al-qaida operatives and had accidental meetings, quote, unquote, with the 9/11 hijackers, providing them with substantial assistance to get settled, find flight schools and become acclimated to life in the u.s. let plea read that again. providing with substantial assistance to get settled, find flight schools and become acclimated in the u.s. why would the saudi government want to help these guys find flight schools. >> america demands the truth. oftentimes when you redact a classified document, it's to protect sources and methods. guess what? it's been 20 years. america demands the truth on what happened that day.
for one, for the victims. and to make sure that the victims are taken care of. but also to ensure that that day never happens again. whether it was by a rogue osama bin laden or whether it was a coordinated effort with a state government, i think america deserves to know the truth and these redacted statements, i think just opens up more questions. questions that need to be answered. howie: saudi arabia to some has been a very close and treasured ally especially facing the threat from iran which grows every day. here's what the embassy in washington dc says about previous claims that the kingdom was involved with 9/11, they say, quote, no evidence has ever emerged to indicate that the saudi government or its officials had previous knowledge of the terrorist attack or any way involved in its planning or execution. any allegation that saudi arabia is complicit in the september 11 attacks is categorically false.
there is no evidence that they had knowledge or in any way involved in its planning or execution, that doesn't mean they didn't help the hijackers. >> you know, i think back to kind of what happened with the journalist kashoogi and the way they handled that. any government that uses that level of brutality against is own people, what do you think their strategy is? so i would just say it's time to put americans first. it's time for america to realize that the nation, the world is filled with wolves and we have to protect our citizens first and foremost, regardless of long-standing allies or not. we have to get to the truth and let the truth determine the outcome. eric: republican congressman tony gonzales, thank you. he calls for the government to release what they're still hiding about potential saudi arabian involvement. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. eric: arthel.
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them. arthel: a warning from president bush, former president bush, about the threat of terrorism, not only from overseas but also domestic terror. the remarks coming as mr. bush marked the attacks of the 9/11 in shanksville, pennsylvania, this as video obtained by the washington examiner is reported to show how taliban fighters beheaded an afghan soldier despite taliban leaders promising amnesty for government workers. dan hoffman is here, a former cia station chief, who served in moscow, iraq and pakistan, also a fox news contributor. dan, first of all, i want to get your reaction to the reported gruesome killing. >> well, you know, the taliban banned the internet in the 1990s and they learned as they fought a successful 20-year insurgency against us and defeated us the value of propagating their propaganda on the internet. you've got their spokesperson
claiming they're offering amnesty and ensuring women's rights and things like that and then you can see the reality which is what this latest video shows which is the taliban regime will continue brutally to reexpress the people of -- repress the people of afghanistan. that only fosters this extremist petri dish which is going to grow like a cancer and threaten our nation going forward. arthel: i want to get back to that. right now i want to ask you regarding president bush's remarks, what did you extract from his remarks and why do you think he's sounding that alarm now? >> i thought his speech was extraordinarily poignant. especially given where he was commemorating our fallen heros 40 americans on that flight 93 who took the flight to al-qaida. they were the ones who started
our counter-terrorism flight by storming the cockpit and what stood out for me was their selfless act of heroism that the president eloquently described and their commitment to democracy. they took a vote before they stormed the cockpit. there's nothing more democratic than that. they didn't ask each other who was a democrat or a republican. they were all americans, all united that day. and i think those are important lessons for us to carry on, considering the challenges we face today. arthel: you now, this morning on cnn with dana bash, former secretary of state and national security advisor, condoleezza rice, said although she believes we are still safer because of the capability to merge intelligence, secretary rice said she does have some concerns given the turn of events in afghanistan. let's take a listen. >> we have lost the eyes and ears on the ground in afghanistan that helped us to know where the terrorists were, that allowed us to run the kinds
of operations that some have to run against terrorists. we've lost bagram and other fairfields that were able to allow us to run even drone operations out of them. arthel: so dan, was it a mistake to fully withdraw american military from afghanistan and will we become increasingly vulnerable to foreign terror you attacks? and if you think so, what kind of attacks and where in the world would americans become less safe? >> so i think we're less safe today. i'm very sorry to say that but i think that's the hard truth. i used to feel like after the taliban conquered afghanistan that it felt like september 10, 2001. but it's really worse than that. because the taliban has captured a treasure trove of our weapons and increased their status after having defeated us after a successful 20-year insurgency and it's given them control over the country and it's allowing al-qaida and isis to homestead
on the taliban's territory. the new afghan taliban minister of interior, he's a designated terrorist and leader of the what hakani network which allowed al-qaida to have safe haven on their territory. we know one lesson from 9/11. that is that terrorists will plot and plan against us from ungoverned states. secretary rice is absolutely right. we don't have the ability without an embassy, without an intelligence footprint, not to mention military footprint on the ground in afghanistan to detect those threats like we used to and preempt them before had they are visited on our shores. the challenge remains the same for our intelligence community. it's just grown significantly for us. and i am very, very concerned about our ability to find those targets and then strike them and i just think that we put ourselves at greater risk. we had 2500 troops in country.
we could have kept them, maybe increased the maximum to 4,000 with a narrowly focused counter-terrorism mission, not focused on nation building, with 6,000 nato troops and 10, 15,000 contractors. arthel: we have troops in other countries, we have troops in germany, we have troops in korea, we have troops in japan. i mean, so, listen, before i go, dan, i want to take a look in the mirror. you touched on it earlier. does our country's current deep political divide itself present a danger to homeland security and does it provide a path for domestic terrorism? >> i think it's been a constant challenge throughout our history. we fought a civil war. we've been through assassinations of jfk and martin luther king, junior. that was part of my generation, what we learned as we were growing up and we had to deal with the oklahoma city bombing and january 6th. there's been all kinds of challenges we face.
but i think we can honor the memory of those we lost on 9/11, not only by continuing to take the fight to the terrorist enemies but by remembering that what unites us is far greater than what divides us and i would like to see our politicians, i say this as a citizen, democrats and republicans, kind of lay off the nasty partisan attacks and get to the business of solving our nation's problems. i'd like to see their energy focused on that a little more. arthel: if we don't, what happens? is domestic terror given license to attack again? >> i think all of our politicians understand that they enjoy a bully pulpit as president theodore roosevelt liked to say and words matter and those who seek to do us harm inside our own country as president bush noted may derive inspiration from things that politicians say, even if politicians don't mean it to be taken that particular way. so they just have to be aware
and weary of what they're saying and by speaking of unifying our country, they can contribute to solving our nation's problems better. arthel: we'll leave it there. former cia station chief, dan hoffman. thank you, dan. eric. eric: arthel, just two days away, california's high stakes recall election, governor gavin newsom will find out if he still has a job. democrats are bringing the big guns to try and help him, turning to the top l democrat in the nation to plead his case, president biden, set to campaign for newsom tomorrow, that after vice president harris did the same and newsom not just leaving anything to chance, he's also calling in former president obama who weighed in with support as well. >> hello, californians. you've got a big choice to make by september 14th. governor newsom spent the past year and-a-half protecting california communities. now republicans are trying to recall him from office and overturn common sense covid
safety measures for healthcare workers and school staff. your vote could be the difference between protecting our kids and putting them at risk. eric: will it help him or will mr. elder move to sacramento of. marianne rafferty with more on that. >> reporter: gavin newsom is trying to pull off a defeat of the recall. president biden will stump for him in long beach tomorrow. the president among many to campaign for newsom including kamala harris and senator elizabeth warren. the gop frontrunner larry elder says the recall is not about political affiliation but rather a referendum on change with hot button issues like homelessness and failing infrastructure in the state. >> crime doesn't have a party. homelessness doesn't have a party. the rise of cost of living doesn't have a party. poor forest management doesn't have a party. they're talking about a republican takeover. it's insulting to all of us who
signed the petition. >> reporter: governor newsom called it an attempted republican takeover, saying a vote for larry elder is a vote for the policies of donald trump. >> have you folks on the other side of this ballot that have one thing in common, well, two things, they all supported donald trump and they all support repealing mask mandates and vaccine verifications. >> reporter: a berkley la times poll shows 60% of likely voters oppose recalling newsom, compared with 40% saying he should be replaced. larry elder is holding a press conference later today with actress rose mcgowan, alleging first partner attempted to intervene before weinstein accusers came forward. a spokesperson denied the allegations, saying what is alleged is a complete fabrication, it's disappointing but not surprising to see opponents launch these attacks days before the election. we know governor newsom will speak in la sometime later today.
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allow florida's school districts to mandate masks without the risk of losing state funds. now the u.s. department of education is stepping in, the department's civil rights division announced it opened an investigation into the how the state's ban on mask mandates may a discriminate against disabled students, with heightened risk of severe illness and the school's ability to provide students with equal education, this comes after president biden called out some republican governors for resisting new federal vaccine requirements that could affect tens of millions of american workers in both the private and public sectors. >> some republican governors have been so cavalier with the health of these kids, so cavalier with the health of their communities. >> reporter: a number of republican lawmakers called the plan unconstitutional and a government overreach. listen. >> it should be a personal healthcare choice. this is not something that the government should mandate and a
somebody shouldn't have to make the choice between keeping their job and getting a jab in the arm. >> reporter: the republican national committee says it plans to take the biden administration to court once these vaccine mandates are in place. arthel. .arthel: charles watson in atlanta. thank you. eric. eric: the battle brewing over the covid mandates, it could finally end up being decided in court. the administration says mass vaccinations will help finally get covid under control. here's the surgeon general. >> the data tells us these requirements work to increase vaccinations. number two, a lot of businesses are actually relieved that these are going into place. this is what we've got to do to get to the next phase of the pan pandemic response so we can get through this and get back to normal once and for all. eric: the former director for the centers for disease control, dr. tom freedman joins us now.
always good to see you. >> nice to speak with you. eric: do you think the mandates are necessary? >> well, bottom line here, delta is deadly. vaccines are remarkably evidence evidence particular and mandates work -- effective and mandates work. nobody likes being told what to do. the fact is whether or not you get vaccinated doesn't just affect you. it also affects people you might spread covid to, whether that's the checkout person at the supermarket or your kids or teachers or a grand parent and it also affects people who might not be able to use healthcare services because there are so many people in with covid. so yes, mask mandates work. vaccination is our most important way to get past this pandemic, to get back to where we need to be and fundamentally we want our kids to be in school, learning safely. we want to be back at work, getting our jobs back. and we need to save lives. eric: what would you say to
someone watching right now, perhaps, who has been reluctant, either fearful or another belief, has been resistant to getting a vaccination? >> there are a lot of people who have questions, how serious is covid, how safe is the vaccine? i think at this point the data is extremely clear, covid remains deadly. in fact, if you live in florida or mississippi today, you are 10 times more likely to be killed by covid in the coming week as if you lived in a state that has sensible policies to protect you. 10 times more likely to die. the covid vaccination, it's not something that came on overnight. this is 10, 20 years of research that went into a really super technology. it's very effective. i've gotten one. everyone in my family has gotten fully vaccinated. and i really encourage people to get vaccinated, not just to protect yourself but also people around you, our economy, our
kids' ability to learn, jobs. this is a great discovery. no corners were cut. we've had hundreds of millions of people vaccinated and serious side effects are extraordinarily rare. there is no evidence of any long-term negative consequences. but i understand that people have concerns, they have questions, they're tired of covid and yes, many people who get covid aren't seriously ill but far too many have died. eric: a cdc study shows you have an 11 times more chance of being hospitalized if you are not vaccinated by covid and more likely to die from not having the vaccination. and you mentioned florida, for example. why is the risk of death and of getting covid in florida as you just mentioned, why is it so high? >> as great as vaccines are and as effective as the covid vaccination is, it's not something that can be done all on its own. first off, we need a much higher
proportion of people vaccinated. second, delta is so infectious that in some settings we need multiple layers of protection. that means masking up indoors, increasing ventilation, testing, providing services to people who have covid and to their contacts so that chains of transmission can stop. the virus hasn't stopped killing people even though we've gotten tired of hearing about it because 18 months it's time we feel to go out and ignore it but if we ignore it, it will come back to bite us. eric: you mentioned delta being deadly. what are your concerns about the new variant that is apparently in every state, almost every state, the mu, spelled m-u variant, what is that? how bad is it? are we protected against that with the vaccines that we have? >> one thing at a time. delta is still the dominant variant. it's so infectious that it's difficult for other variants to take over from it. second, our vaccines work
against the variants of out there. they may work a little less well but they still work extraordinarily well but the big concern is that if we continue to allow this virus to spread around the u.s. and around the world without being controlled, there is a high likelihood that a future variant would be even more deadly or dangerous than delta. that's why it's so important that we increase vaccinations, that we have a multilayer way of protecting so we tamp down spread and that we track the virus and stay one step ahead of it. eric: get the shot, wear your mask, if you want to save your life says dr. tom freeden. dr. freeden, thank you for joining us. >> thank you. eric: arthel. arthel: we are keeping watch on a few storm spinning out at sea. we would rather watch this sea, of red, white and blue. thankful we've got it all. the forecast, football and the flag, up next.
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across the country and that heat is going to fuel another tropical storm. i will maybe begin here with those temperatures you were mentioning, the forecasted highs on the day, up to 90 degrees in the middle of the country. it's been cool on the east coast, the next couple days running back into the 80s. the heat will turn in a big way. in the summertime you think about the tropical season. in the fall you think about the tropical season. that continues also. nicholas formed just here this morning, winds at 40 miles an hour. this is going to lift up through the gulf of mexico, the gulf of mexico is warm, it's going to allow it to strengthen a little bit, maybe not becoming a hurricane, just a strong tropical storm but there's still a lot of questions about the path of this. i'm taking you up into tuesday, where you run up along the texas coast. where might this land on the texas coast? there's a bit of a question there. these are several of our tropical models. some of them running there very close to the mexico, texas border so i think the rio grande valley or maybe as far north as houston. the thing this is going to be
where it ends up making landfall is a rain maker, bringing a lot of moi's cur from the. eric: -- moisture from the -- moisture from the gulf of mexico. here is one possible track. how much rain could we be talking about? i'll leave you with this, arthel. some of these places maybe a foot of rain and the gulf coast has been very soggy. they don't need anymore rain but unfortunately it is on the way. back to you. arthel: meteorologist adam klotz, thank you very much, add adam. eric: you don't want to hear from adam the words, quote, another tropical storm. all right. but i guess we'll be ready for it. thank you for watching us, spending time with arthel and myself at the fox news channel. we'll be back at 4:00 eastern with more and there is the gleaming proud world trade center. i brought in ensure max protein, with thirty grams of protein. those who tried me felt more energy in just two weeks! [sighs wearily] here, i'll take that! woo-hoo! ensure max protein. with thirty grams of protein,
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