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i'm katie marzullo. it is 6:00 a.m. first quick look at the weather as we are in the middle of a big storm. >> lisa: we're talking about thunderstorms moving through parts
of the south bay, heavy rain in san jose. here is a look at the east bay. right in between, we're looking at the light rain and heavier rain up in the north bay. let's take a look at live doppler. delta through vallejo, lucas valley road and very heavy rain into the south bay. right now. heart of the system bringing gusty winds from 20-50 miles an hour. with some of this heavy rain, looking at the lightning a, as well. authorities of sonoma, east of napa, american canyon out to vacaville, it's a nasty time of it. a little brit of break in san francisco and down through 280 and 101, you have nothing but light to moderate rain and into the east bay from walnut creek
and heavier cell right here pushing out of richmond. watch out 580, you are looking at heavy rain right there. take a look at south bay,
blossom hill road, san jose, almaden expressway, it is really coming down, down around watsonville a break. within the next hour to an hour and a half, this system continues to sink to the south and east. then we'll get into a break. details and foggy sunday is coming up. >> katie: continuing our storm coverage, we want to take you live to in as many. that is where -- he take you live to san mateo. good morning. >> reporter: the rain is not as heavy as it was when i last saw you. its moderate rain right now, but it is steady and like before it
is windy and wind is pushing it in gusts. horizontally, we're here in a fairly empty parking lot. i think people are arriving to work to set up shop but we are pretty alone and cold. the wind gusts that are pushing the rain horizontally are creating standing water across san mateo, parts of san mateo. i would imagine most people won't be standing out in the rain at any time this morning. if you headed out to last minute shotgun or hitting road to go visit family and friends for the holiday, be sure to allow you extra time. be sure to check your abc app, i have my phone in a bag so it doesn't get wet. but i see that more rain is headed our way for the peninsula and headed south.
my photographer and i were bracing ourselves for more wind, more rain and a little more chilly temperatures will bring you the latest in about 30 minutes. for now, we're live in san mateo abc7 nice. >> katie: happening right now, chp says both directions of highway 1 in marin county near olema is blocked. drivers are advised to avoid the area otherwise expect delays. no estimated time for the roadway to reopen. >> the wet weather has been causing different problems all over the bay area. some of those problems may linger for the next fou few days >> joe stopped at the water's edge west of santa rosa and decided to roll the dice. >> came through a couple of hours ago it was pretty light but i thought i could make it through this time. >> unlike these trucks and suvs that made it across, the toyota
got swamped in a foot and a half of water just like the car before him. >> saw a -- found out otherwise. >> michelle and her husband narrowly escaped serious injury when this douglas fir crashed through their home. >> it just crashed. >> i was probably two feet, i was underneath all this rubble. >> also in marin county, floodwaters shut down a portion of highway 1 south of tomales and petaluma road. in pacifica, crabbers are playing it safe. they won't head back out for at least two more days. >> back here, public crews were patching up potholes from the last storm that swept through here. they expect to have a lot of work to do in the coming days.
crews in mendocino are preparing a huge sinkhole that opened up just as truck was driving by on 162 this morning, the semi was torn apart when the gaping hole gave way but the driver was not hurt. caltrans is working to have the road passable some time today. >> you may remember a sinkhole in lafayette earlier this month. it has been repaired. the mayor ghrialtd crews for getting it fixed by yesterday which was ahead of schedule. >> a 56-year-old woman has died from her injuries after a hit-and-run injury. rescuers lifted three people off the hillside off the christmas tree road after they were hit by a car. a foot pedestrian was also hurt. police did find and arrest the 23-year-old driver. california law banning therapy aiming at turning gay minors straight has been blocked
by a federal court of pleams. the law was passed in the state legislature and signed by the governor but the court blocked the law to take effect until it can hear arguments on whether or not it is constitutional. the last weekend before christmas shopping frenzy is under way and retailers are trying something new to help the last minute shoppers -- 24-hour sales. >> all the last minute stuff, i got but i still have a few to go, but i'm close. >> reporter: richard is last minute shopper who has come to mall. they have en ties. for people like humphrey. there are some offering 75% off but full two days of shopping and sales is macy's this is one of more of 800 stores nationwide
that is staying open a full 48 hours. the idea is to make sure that shoppers can find a store open. >> i'm concerned about who they will have coming in at 3:00 in the morning and shop. that is kind of crazy. >> 57 macy's stores will stay open around the clock until christmas eve. bridge point shopping center the toys 'r' us stores will stay open 24 hours until 10:00 p.m. christmas eve. while that may seem excessive to some, he says it works all week. >> it's nice they are open 24 hours and i can get my gifts for my family. >> they say it's too late to shop on line because the gifts won't be delivered by christmas day. daly city police are going to be increasing patrols around this macy's because it will be the
only store open all night long. >> katie: coming up next, "abc 7 news" i-team takes on a dangerous south bay intersection. dan noyes looks into the problem. >> and we're continuing to track the storm as more rainfalls in the bay area. this is a live doppler 7-hd, you can follow it in your city as lisa argen is doing for all of the bay area. heavy rain and wind, as well.
the bay area and will be for the next couple of hours. 52 degrees down in san jose and i was watching a car going through the intersection and kicking up a lot of water. you be careful if you are heading out this morning. >> katie: a san jose parent is worried that children walking to school in her neighborhood will get hurt dodging cars in a busy intersection. problem is in the seven trees neighborhood in san jose where there are five schools near central road and easy street. dan noyes has the story. >> reporter: neighborhood children try to navigate an anxious line of commuters every morning here at corner of center road and easy street in san jose where there is no crosswalk. >> the cars aren't even stopping to let us cross the street. if they do, i feel like i have to run because they are not stopping. >> there isn't much here to separate cars and kid.
we saw how aggressive drivers use the entire stretch of this neighborhood road as a shortcut to get capital expressway or the freeway. how students are forced to walk close to the busy expressway. some take their chances cutting between cars, car after car blocking the way. many jay walk down street to avoid the intersection altogether. >> it's an issue to everyone that is here in this community. >> reporter: there have been no pedestrian accidents, there were 17 car crashes and many near misses. sophia says she and her young children have come close to being hit more than once. >> this is huge problem. i'm just like fed up with it. i have been taking my son to school since kindergarten. since then, i've had to deal with this. >> some parents have given up.
>> i know a parent that lives down street. she drives her child to school when she could just cross the street. >> after we heard from her, we went to city hall. >> we've known that for a while. >> assistant city manager and department transportation manager say they are familiar with the problems in the area. they have installed safety measures here in the past, crossing guard on center road, speed monitors on occasion and stop signs and crosswalks in other parts of easy street but nothing at center and easy. >> things are quiet we know all is well. when we start on to get, it's time to re-look at it as conditions changed. >> after our call, more changes are coming to easy street. >> it pointed out an issue. we are in response to what has come up, going to be installing a krouk e crosswalk there. we will be looking to see if it
warrants a crossing guard there. we will be looking to do spot enforcement to learn correct behaviors. >> that means traffic tickets for speeders. >> we need people accountable for their action and taking pride in the community so doing the right thing is really the primary message. >> after the i-team called, he and city engineers walked the area themselves to see what was happening here. he is making lopez an offer. >> if they would like to do a walk along with us, we're happy to walk to school with them and see the issues firsthand. >> we'll make sure sophia gets the message and time line on the crosswalk is four to six weeks. we're told the city will hold more safety education in those schools to teach kids how to dial with the traffic and cut down some of the risky moves you saw. >> katie: bay area charity has put out a holiday wish list and it's in dire need of christmas hams.
st. anthony's foundation needs to collect 500 hams so it can serve traditional christmas dinner. it made a similar appeal for curbing can i and was able to surpass its -- for turkeys and was able to is your sur pass its goal. >> you still have just a few hours to make sure bay area kids get a toy for christmas. east palo alto police department is asking for last minute donations. department provides more than 1500 toys to families every year. organizers so far have come up short this year. bring donations to east palo alto stil city hall until 9:00 this morning and toys will be handed out an hour later at 10:00. for most on that drive and others, go to abc7news.com and click on see it on tv. hopefully everyone will get what they need over the next few
days. everyone needs an umbrella. >> lisa: we have thunderstorms in the area and high surf advisory. a lot going on this morning. there is a little break from the roof cam you can see the embarcadero, elsewhere around the bay, north and south we are looking at very gusty winds, heavy rain. we'll talk about a window of drier weather coming up in the next couple of hours. then more heavy rain for your sunday. that is all coming up. >> lisa: also next, warriors get back on track with david lee again pitting up all-star numbers. larry beil has
>> katie: we'll get right to lisa because it's a mess out there. >> lisa: we have a little break in the city but not for long, as we head outside, lake tahoe under winter storm warning and looking at very gusty winds. temperature is 33 degrees at tahoe valley airport and reporting light snow. temperatures are hovering above freeing but looking at one to two feet in the tahoe basin. closer to home, east side of san mateo you see the rainy weather, gusty winds up to 30 miles an hour out of southwest. now in on the west side of san mateo near foster city, light to
moderate here and everybody getting a good dose. two and a half inches and three inches in the north bay in the last 24 hours. some of the rain over the past hour in the north bay is, an a quarter of an inch an hour in some areas. south bay and also parts of the east bay but look at the north bay, you can see the rain line from santa rosa west of petaluma everyone looking at gusty winds from friends in the valley. livermore gusting to 24 miles an hour. 30 miles an hour n over in hayward. 54 mile-an-hour wind gusts at sfo now reporting 30-35 miles an hour with delays over an hour. sonoma, east of highway 101 up through novato, big time rain, a little break here on the peninsula, san francisco down
through daly city but you have more rain offshore. over into the east bay, look at all this rain, from the livermore valley, dublin, heavier up through san leandro and south bay, getting nailed right now with moderate to heavy rain. i along the coast, looking at gusty wind, more enhancement a as the wind and rain goes up over santa cruz mountain. up to three to four inches. 53 in mountain view. 52 in san jose. we're looking at heaviest rain right now through the next two hours or so as it sweeps through the bay area. then scattered thunderstorms in addition to that and another round of heavy rain this time tomorrow. we're looking at a high surf advisory until 4:00 this afternoon. swells 16-19 feet so this impulse pushing through the bay area and cold air behind the system but we do have a little break. take a look at 9:00, 10:00 in the morning, scattered showers
through the rest of the day. this is huge because tomorrow another round of very heavy rain right through the morning and this time through the midday. it doesn't look like until the later afternoon we clear on out. this is through tomorrow. still looking at several inches from the south bay up to 4 inches in the santa cruz mountains. inch and a half to three inches around the central bay. here the winter storm warning we are looking at 2-5 feet above 4,000 feet. this has brought in warmer air so the snow levels have begun to rise around lake county. rain-snow mix but right now, looking at rain changing through showers through the rest of the morning, next two hours or so. still looking at possibility of rain but the heaviest rain comes in again tomorrow. a break christmas eve and more on christmas day.
be careful. >> katie: thank you, lisa. we want to our reporter from new york to tell us what is coming up at 7:00. >> good morning to you. huge holiday headache, snow and wind causing misery for millions of travelers including ginger zee. what happened when she tried to go from iowa to chicago? you'll have to see. retailers plan marathon hours as they try to help the holiday shopping numbers. one is opened 583 straight hours. is 3:00 a.m. the best time to shop? some of the deals i can get then. plus, an activist ben affleck will talk about going into politics. will his next career move be going into office? and magic moment. watch him turn a pile of dirt and rock into a diamond
engagement ring and pop the question to the unsuspecting girlfriend. the happy couple will join us live to tell us all about it. the good news is she said yes, katie, it would have been bad if she said no. >> katie: thank you. in sports tonight the warriors face kobe bryant and oracle. golden state played the charlotte bobcats. larry beil has the highlights. >> good morning, after losing to sacramento, warriors were back home against light night the charlotte bobcats that came in with a 13 game losing streak. warriors passing suburb. david lee behind, to drop it off nicely. david lee deserves not be the
all-star game, jeff curry, penetrating, lee with authority. curry with 8 three's in this game. lee and curry fchbs with 27 points. curry finds coverage and perry with the long two. that was tenth assist and got the triple double they play lakers tonight. >> with under two minutes left. wildcats, three of his 12. tied it up at 67. stanford at an 18-point lead and he counters with his own. 11 seconds left, down last chance for northwestern, no! he couldn't get it to go. stanford hangs on 70-68 and 8-4 on the season.
>> to the n.f.l., justin smith did more rehab on his injured elbow. 49ers is being nebulous as whether he'll be able to play. official injury report smith is questionable. he hasn't practiced at all this week. his streak of starts very in jeopardy. ricky will get the started and he says she ready. >> tampa bay, everybody knows -- to have him play or start. but that is the best part about it. which will come first, the a's move to san jose or the real end of the world as predicted by the mayans? as a result, a's owner sent a letter to oakland mayor requesting a five-year extension to remain in oakland. the a's lease is up next season at coliseum.
wolf still wants to move the a's ultimately to san jose but the team needs a place to play in the meantime,. that is wrap on morning sports. have a great weekend everybody. i'm larry beil. coming up next, the storm is bringing more snow to the sierra. we'll tell you how much could fall this weekend. >> live in san mateo where the wind and rain are steadily coming down. we'll have the live report after the break and let you know how long it will last.
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>> katie: let us start this half-hour with a quick look at the weather. big storm outside in lots of different places. here is lisa argen. >> good morning. the models, a little break coming in the next couple of hours. look at the heavy rain in petaluma and south and east bay with embedded thunderstorms and gusty winds. we'll start you out in the north bay, up to highway 101 you got the heavy rain. here are the gusty wind up to 32 miles an hour. livermore valley, so with the rain we're looking at winds
really treacherous out there. from american canyon through sonoma, highway 1, rohnert park, petaluma, break across into berkeley right now. san francisco is looking at more heavy rain, sloat boulevard, down to moss beach, half moon bay, taking you to east bay with rain everywhere. light to moderate, dublin, 580 and 680. this is san jose, very heavy rain. a report of gusty winds and thunderstorms rolling through this area. so the rain from half an inch to three-quarters of an inch in the next hour from watsonville to the south bay. santa cruz mountains, but we are looking at a little bit of break pushing through the bay area in the north bay. >> katie: continuing our storm watch coverage, we'll head to the peninsula where other reporter has been keeping an eye on the storm all morning. steady rain, at times coming
down horizontally you said. >> reporter: you said. earlier it was. unfortunately for television purposes it is not coming down as hard as it was. it's better for me. i was just looking at my alive doppler 7-hd on my "abc 7 news" app, a break is on the way to san mateo which is good for us. as i said, for the news, we need more rain. we'll be following it after we're done here. let's take you to some video we shot 15 minutes ago when the rain was coming down more heavily. wind gusts are pushing the rain horizontally. there is standing water on the roadways in san mateo. we want you to be safe out there as you happen to be heading out this morning to do last minute holiday shopping and visit families, please plan ahead. please check the weather on your "abc 7 news" app and make sure where you are heading is going
to be safe. again, right now, things are calmer than they've been. wind is picking upright now. sporadic of really heavy wind gusts, really heavy horizontal rain and lull of light rain. it has not stopped the raining the whole two hours out there. stay aware that is going to be the situation as you head out this morning and please plan extra time and plan ahead. this went storm is expected to drop about five feet of snow on sierra ski resorts, as you might expect road conditions to get there do require chains this morning, on u.s. 50 to south lake tahoe it begins at twin bridges. controls on interstate 80 over donner begin at kingvale. >> eastbound on i-80, they did
encounter a lot of snow until they got here near cisco grove. many drivers like steve decided to chain up before they were required to do so. >> this is my first time putting chains on. >> this is actually some of the faster traffic. as you can see. it's not moving that fast. >> i don't have a four-wheel drive vehicle so i have to chain up. >> ken's dog may find the chaining process fascinating but not everyone was excited. >> i'm getting tired of it. >> despite the rough ride, most agreed now is the time to get the hard part out of way to clear the path for a fun weekend. >> katie: storm is causing problems for travelers, as well. yesterday, at sfo, flights were cancelled, others were delayed for hours. plenty of passengers frustrated there. for up to the date information
on flight cancellations and delays, just go to the flight tracker on the front page of our website at abc7news.com. this is the flight tracker at its peak today, check it out. every dot represents a plane. new this morning, st. anthony's foundation in san francisco is holding 24th annual curbside donation drive this weekend. curbside donations will be accepted starting at 9:00 this morning at st. anthony's which is located at golden gate avenue and jones street in san francisco. at 10:00 meals will be served to some 3,000 people as they enjoy a performance by the oakland gospel choir. then donation delivery that takes place as the drive continues through monday. >> glide memorial church hosts a toy giveaway starting at 9:30 this morning. volunteers have been collecting new unwrapped toys from generous donors preparing for this day.
san francisco giants mascot will be on hand. it's located at ellis and taylor streets. >> next, tis the season to write letters to santa and the president of the united states. you might be surprised at what bay area kids are asking of the demand commander in chief. -- command they are chief. ski lifts are in motion. here we are have rain, surf advisories, lisa argen will break it down in her forecast in just a few minutes.
quickly made its way south, we have been watching kerra clapper getting drenched in the south bay. lisa argen will have full forecast coming up in a few minutes. >> new this morning, president obama and his family have stepped off air force one for a holiday in hawaii. first family arrived there a couple hours ago. before they left they recorded their holiday address from the white house. the theme -- joy to all including the joy of giving. >> here that is especially true for some of our military families. the war in iraq is over. the transition in afghanistan is under way. after a decade of war, our heroes are coming home. all across america, their families are reunited. for this week, let's give thanks to our veterans and families. let's say a prayer for all our troops especially those in afghanistan. >> our military families
sacrifice so much on our behalf. we believe we should serve them as well as they serve this country. >> the republican holiday wish given by john boehner is that both parties can come together and form a deficit cutting agreement that protects families and small businesses. if you had a chance to talk to president obama, what would you ask him? students from schools around the bay area are writing him letters sharing hopes for the future. education reporter lyanne melendez tells us what is on their mind. >> the letters written to the president start out with a simple salutation. >> dear president obama my name is.... >> what follows is the example of a child's vase curiosity. do you wear a suit every day? and questions even adults would like to ask. >> how do you feel about romney losing? >> the fivd graders in san
francisco are participating in a program called mail to the chief organized by handwriting without tears. the idea is to encourage students to get interested in government. >> anything that you want to write is fine, okay? >> this year the students have been particularly interested in what has been happening in their communities and around the world and they are not holding back. >> are you going to deal with the problems in egypt? what are i going to do about gangs? kids are getting shot. i know five people that have been shot and killed. maybe start more programs to get kids out of gang. >> they are not afraid to share their hopes for the future. >> president obama, do you think i will be president. are you giongd to help animals on endangered species list. >> i think you should give more money to schools so they can get
more future projects and get more education. >> this is the generation that is going to be taking care of us. it's important they understand and have a world and feel like they can make a difference. >> she wants the president how higher taxes would impact her family. >> my mom, she has to pay a lot of money, they have to get a lot me and my siblings. >> the first graders are writing their own letters with a few simple requests for the president. give us puppies and as president you should wear jeans. >> the letters will be mailed out before the holidays and while students know the president is pretty busy, they do expect him to respond. >> please take time to write back. i think you'll have a big impact on our country. >> reporter: sealed, signed and
soon to be delivered. lyanne melendez, "abc 7 news". >> ama: we're dealing with a marriage storm in this morning. wind as severe as the rain and maybe more so. >> thunderstorms and gusty winds. rain is through santa rosa but heavy rain a across the bay. we're not out of it yet. another hour or two and we will have our break. that is on tap for this morning and the afternoon hours and more on the way tomorrow. >> big move for the exploratorium. it's packing up as it prepares for the future.
>> katie: welcome back. it's 6:46. you are looking at live heavenly in tahoe. gusty winds and chains are required on 89, 80 and 50. if you are headed that way, be prepared for all of that. it looks gorgeous if you are looking for a white christmas. >> that is wind gusts up to 100 miles an hour. so the lifts won't be going through the morning hours, if you are there, perfect but you need to delay that travel. it will be treacherous right through the weekend getting to the sierra nevada. we do have heavy rain from emeryville and few breaks around san francisco. back edge of the storm is in santa rosa. still looking at thunderstorms from gilroy and salinas this morning, from north to south, still in the thick of it. this is east bay, emeryville
camera, you can see the rain coming down. upwards of three inches in the past 24 hours from the extreme north bay. we're going to see that in the south bay. santa cruz mountains and rain shadow effect allowing for san jose to see much lesser amounts. right now coming down good in the south bay. live doppler 7-hd. heaviest returns from yountville and sonoma. east of highway 101. the break is in santa rosa and that is where the rain ends. winds have been a story, as well. out of south, up to 25 miles an hour from livermore, 30 mile-an-hour gusts from oakland to the airport. when you have a thunderstorm we've been getting wind gusts up to 50 miles an hour over hour delays at sfo. we're looking for conditions to improve just n the later morning hours. right now in yountville,
american canyon and benicia and berkeley, very heavy rain. here a little lighter blue around the san mateo bridge. it is still raining. you get that break and then you get this again, heavy rain from san ramon valley, 580 and 6080 very rough weather. on the peninsula we've seen gusty winds and thunderstorm just rolled through here. right now, a few breaks around san jose but the heaviest rain pushing south. i assembling the thunderstorms there. from watsonville, santa cruz mountains and the rain continues to pile up in the mountains there. with upper 40s and low 50s right now. this is the first storm, second one comes in this time tomorrow. we'll get behind it in the next couple of hours. we'll see the scattered thunderstorms in the morning hours. on and off rain, but the heaviest is right now. high surf advisory, anywhere 16-19 foot swells. upper-level low, impulse pushing
through the bay area right now. back side of it by 9:00, scattered showers the rest of the afternoon and nice break this evening. then tomorrow, this time tomorrow, once again heavy rain looking at additional two inches. then the front is going to take a little bit more time in pushing through the bay area. we'll see the rain lingering through the afternoon tomorrow. by 7:00, one to two inches tomorrow evening in the south bay. up to four inches in the santa cruz mountains. winter storm warning through monday morning, two to five feet above 4,000 feet. not a good time to go up to the mountains. heaviest rain right across the central bay, it will be ending in the north bay within the next 30 miptsd. scattered showers in the afternoon. more heavy rain tomorrow, a break christmas eve. christmas day, look for rain in the north bay by the afternoon. scattered showers on wednesday and more rain possibly the end
of the week. we are well over hundred percent and we need a break. >> katie: thank you. counted down is on, less than two weeks until we say goodbye to the explore forium. museum will reopen in the spring but at a new home. in this morning's report, dan ashley shows us the staff is racing to preserve the past and prepare for the future. >> reporter: it's too hard to tell these are the final days of this historic place. the exploratorium opened in 1969. a first of its kind museum with interactive exhibits making science fun. a memory wall is up now where staff and visitors are sharing photos and thoughts about four decades of experiences here. one of those visitors who came back is brian matthews. >> it made a big impression on my childhood. i have vivid memories of it.
>> brian is an engineer with autodesk and expert what is known as reality capture. he decided he should be doing it here. >> i called up our friends, like any other experiment they were game. >> he got a few other volunteers and they are working as fast as they can to make a record of the building and exhibits. they are using a couple different technologies including one that starts with photos from a still camera. you take photos from different angles and an amazing software puts them together. >> it can analyze two dimensional pictures, and make a three dimensional model from an ordinary camera. >> they are icing laser scanners. a sophisticated software programmable analyzes the millions of data points and combines them. the image is so detailed it
could create an exact replica of the space and everything in it. they are thrilled to get this data now. even though they are not sure how they going use it. >> what exactly we'll do that, that is what we do, we'll have fortunately years to figure that out. >> they are also sorting, cleaning and packing and puzzling over the 43 years of accumulated stuff behind the scenes of the museum. >> this one is a six-foot focal length lens. >> first they have to figure out what they have. next, they decide what makes the cut. >> whatever they do keep will come here to pier 15. after two years of top to bottom renovation, this will be the exploratorium's new home. >> hundred tiny zebra fish and sea urchins are the first to make the move out of the cramped back room into the new high-tech life sciences lab.
urchins start exploring right away. you can see them move their tiny arms to check out their surroundings. one of the main jobs is to produce material on reproduction and move seems to have put them to work. >> they are all spawning. >> he says the exploratorium will be open at current location through january 2nd where admission will be free. they have a different exhibits some surprise places around san francisco until the new building opens in april. coming up next, a surprise gift of one million dollars for christmas. it's for the oakland zoo. why officials don't know who to thank.
gave the gift but the foundation said the donor wished to remain anonymous. it will go a long way to helping day to day operations. >> lisa: it was me. >> katie: so nice of you lisa. >> lisa:ed and the rain and wind back edge pushing through parts of santa rosa in the north bay but very heavy rain into the east bay. everybody has the gusty rains, 30-35 mile-an-hour wind gusts. it comes down at a good clip around benicia and lighter amounts around the peninsula but light rain through san jose and heavier rain through the south bay. right now the next hour or two, we're behind the system. scattered showers and around 2:00 this time tomorrow, winter storm warning through monday
morning and high surf advisory and dry day looks to be christmas eve. rain in the afternoon on tuesday. >> katie: thank you for all of that. thank you for joining us on saturday morning news. we continue at 8:00 a.m. "good morning america" is next. you can is share the holiday spirit with greeting cards from facebook page. go to facebook and click on the holiday cards logo at the top of our page and choose to share any of our 12 holiday cards on your facebook wall and spread holiday cheer. thanks for watching. he should take somebody dancing.
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good morning, america. this morning, big travel trouble. extreme weather, making life miserable for millions on the move this weekend before christmas. what happened when our ginger zee tried to get from iowa to chicago? and what's her forecast for this new storm moving in? down to the wire. retailers, taking drastic action to pump up holiday sales. some open around the clock until christmas. one store will stay open 543-straight hours. also, the final shipping rush. will your gifts be delivered on time?