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thanksgiving weekend meaning more officers are on patrol looking for speeders, texters and drunk drivers. >> that's terrible. terrible for me as an officer to have to go to a scene and have a family show up looking for their loved ones that were potentially hurt or killed in a dui accident. >> reporter: holiday traffic can be particularly bad the day before thanksgiving. past data from google maps revealed the worst time to travel today is at 4:00 p.m. aaa says the largest traffic delays in the bay area could be nearly four times normal drive times. the worst commute is going to be this afternoon on 670 north between milipitas and the dublin and pleasanton area. the best advice, hit the road
when everyone else is mom. >> what time are you leaving for fresno? >> probably about 8:00 to the. >> you think you'll miss the traffic by leaving at 8:00? >> i think i'll miss traffic. >> hoping anyway. >> yeah, definitely. >> the best time to travel for thanksgiving is actually thanksgiving day. we're passing valley fair mall at stevens creek boulevard at 880. be careful about friday. it will be the same as a typical friday morning commute because of the flag friday shopping. reporting live here on the road in san jose, matt keller, abc 7 news. >> matt, thank you. >> from the roads to the air, here's a live picture from ssoch the tarmac is wet. the smoke created visibility problems owl week. now the rain is creating new issues. amy hollyfield joins us from a soggy sfo. amy? >> reporter: it's still sprinkling here a little bit at sfo and that's creating delays of 45 minutes to an hour, and with rain forecast for the rest of the day, officials expect for the situation out here to get
worse, not better. at this point they say about 40 flights have been cancelled. with the first rain of the season arriving outside and large crowds expected inside. travelers brace for a rough airport experience. some told us they got here to sfo three hours before their flight. >> we have an 8:00 flight so we got here very early, but we were anxious to get here. >> reporter: the crowds inside looked intimidating and the security line in terminal two even had a spillover section. >> i never travel on this day. i actually usually travel on thanksgiving day, and it's a breeze. i'm very trepidatious about traveling today. looks can be deceiving. we timed one passenger at the height of the crush who started in the back of the add-on section of the line. she texted us when she got through, 21 minutes later. she thought it would take longer. >> it seems pretty bad. it seems like it's moving pretty quickly. >> reporter: so the crowds
didn't really create problems but the weather did. >> i'm going to costa rica. the connecting flight in between i would have missed because there's a delay here, so not going to costa rica today, going tomorrow. >> reporter: kurt ferguson knew today would be busy, but he didn't think the weather would derail his trip. >> i'm from the midwest, when it rains it really rapes. this is nothing. it shouldn't be too delayed, but i guess it's a little different here. >> reporter: it's the rain, but it's also the wind. a spokesman tells me it's blowing in the opposite direction that it usually does so they had to reconfigure the direction that the flights are going out and coming in on, and that's just less efficient. reporting live at sfo, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> amy, thank you. the rain hitting northern california could bring flash flooding and mud slides to the areas charred by the camp fire, and here's the latest on the fire fight. it's now burned 153,000 acres. the fire is 80% contained. 81 people have been confirmed
killed. developing news, california lawmakers are drafting a bill to protect pg&e go going bankrupt. the bill will protect utilities from liabilities specifically connected to wildfires in 2018. now pg&e admits it will face serious financial consequences if it's found responsible for the camp fire in butte county. governor brown recently signed into law a bill which allows utilities to pass costs from fires on to customers. wildfire cost were covered in 2017 and future costs in 2018 and beyond but it does not cover wildfire cost this year. as the bay area air quality improves, several attractions are opening and you'll have to visit them in the rain. alcatraz and muir woods are reopening. some attractions will be closed tomorrow for thanksgiving. from the smoke to the rain to the threat of mud slides, you can stay on top of it with the abc 7 news app. you can get the forecast on your phone. just tap the weather button.
the ad gives you live doppler 7 and live web cams across the bay area all on your mobile device. new at 11:00, there's been a major development in a 1973 cold case murder of a stanford graduate. an arrest has been made. santa clara county sheriff's deputies took this man 74-year-old john arthur gentru for the killing of lesley marie perlov. the suspect is a resident of heywood. the 21-year-old woman was last seen alive on february 13th, 1973. she was an aspiring law student who deputies say was strangled. don't eat romaine lettuce, throw it away and definitely don'ter is of it for thanksgiving. the cdc is issuing that blanket warning as it searches for a source for that e. coli outbreak and at this point federal officials have not ordered any recalls of romaine products.
the centers for disease control says consumers should throw away any romaine lettuce as well as salad mixes if you're not sure it includes romaine. you can clean your refrigerators. we september out a push alert as we soon as we heard about the outbreak. we'll send another one as soon as we get more information. get the latest updates right to your phone using the abc 7 news app. president trump is thanking saudi arabia this morning in the wake of the murder of "the washington post" columnist. the reason behind the president's controversial
newthis morning, president trump is thanking saudi arabia for lowering oil prices. a day after he was criticized for not punishing the kingdom for killing journalist jamal khashoggi. here's the tweet that he sent. oil prices getting lower, great. like a big tax cut for america and the world. enjoy. $54, was just $82. thank you to saudi arabia, but let's go lower. the president yesterday said he believes benefits of good relations with the saudis outweigh any need for punishment. the intelligence community concludes the saudi crown prince ordered khashoggi's killing and dismembering at its embassy in turkey. critics say mr. turkey significant nothing human rights. as you can imagine, security will be tight at the macy's thanksgiving day parade. federal authorities don't have
information indicating a specific credible threat but they are considered about lone offenders trying mass casualty operations. as a result, layers of security will be in place but not to the point of compromising family fun according to new york police. the department plans to unveil a new security measure at tomorrow's parade. explosive odor pursuit dogs, especially trained to sniff out explosives along a route lined with 3.5 million spectators. tonight at 11:00, the i-team investigates the story behind the video of a small car colliding with a bus. brace yourself. >> the driver of that car wants to know why he's being blamed for causing the accident when he had a green d dan noyes looks into that that helps tell the story. >> a close look at meghan
markle's life and we have a sneak peek. >> let's take a look outside at least as far as the rain totals go, and you can expected the south bay to get the rain, two-thirds in mill valley. now the storm that comes in friday will be even stronr you update on that coming up in the accuweather seven-day forecast.
hollywood star meghan markle official hi became part of the royal family. a new abc newta tanin-d oat t d duchess is blazing her own trail. >> reporter: this morning the duchess of sussex visiting this community kitchen in london right near grinfeld tower, site of a disastrous fire a yore ago, helping to prepare meals for a women's shelter. proceeds of a cook book going back into a community center. in visit a day after she appeared at the royal variety show. >> when you look at the duke and duchess of sussex, there is an enormous electricity between them. >> if ever there was a fairy tale it's those two. >> gore me they have become the duke and duchess of cuddle. >> reporter: in the six months
she's married prince harry,ing she's become an incredible force. >> the queen is very smart and sees meghan as a very useful tool in securing the security of the monarchy for years to come. >> reporter: blazing a new trail in the monarchy. >> she was a very, very savvy, outspoken young woman, a real feminist. >> when she gave one of her first speeches in fiji she had notes with it that had handwritten scribbles on it before she went up and i asked she has written that herself because that's quite unusual for the royals, and they said this is all her. she's been up for days working on this speech. >> reporter: meghan is the feminist princess of our dreams, and for americans we sort of take pride in that because we say, look, there's our american girl over there shaking up the monarchy. >> reporter: and as markel sparkles she's joining sister-in-law kate as a powerful fashion influencer. >> when kate wears something it sells out instantly. now we have the meghan effect.
>> i think it's even bigger than the kate effect. >> congratulations. >> reporter: but lately the public is focused oyal bundle w will break so many barriers. >> there is excitement and interest in the fact that this baby will be the first bi-racial baby born into the royal family. this is a family that for centuries has been made up predominantly of white europeans. >> people are waiting to see if it's going to be a brown-haired little baby, a ginger baby. >> reporter: so here you have this child who has ancestors that are british royalty and african-american slaves, how powerful. >> that was deborah robots for abc news. you can watch the full documentary "megan's new life, the real princess diaries" right here on abc. it premiers tomorrow at 9:00 p.m. so many people are fascinated by her story. all right, something we're also fascinated by is we timely have
the good air, mike. that's thanks to the storm. >> absolutely. >> a couple of spots i want to point out really quick in the delta and central valley around rio vista and up towards vacaville. that's where the unhealthy air is right now. we are green, good andoutand tae a deep breath. make sure you take the umbrella with you because it's raining, and you can see just a few spots of unhealthy air left around the central valley and the sacramento valley, and that's going to go away soon because of the rain. this is -- remember this, gone. remember this. no more seeing this. this is what you're going to deal with. tomorrow, friday and saturday and all the way through the weekend good to moderate air quality. let's talk about what's going on right now. from our roof camera still light rain falling in san francisco. we'll have rain during the day, and it turns over to showers and possible thunderstorms once the sun set. next storm tomorrow through friday letting the north bay particularly hard and tracking another storm next week so you
can say the storm door is open. here's a look at the heaviest rain to our north. that's up towards the burn scars and we've got the flood watch that begins at noon and for 48 hours stressing about the 4 is,500 poem about the potential for mud slides and we may see sunshine this afternoon which could make the air even more buoyant, enough for a chance of thunderstorms in the entire area. you see color coded in there. now, this is what the heads looked like yesterday, isn't it? this isn't the haze. this is actually rain falling in walnut creek, so we'll have steady rain at noon and it will become scattered by 4:00. the chance of showers and thunderstorms from 8:00 to midnight. temperatures pretty comfortable, around 60 this afternoon falling into the low to mid-50s during the eke hours. here's a look at it hour by hour and you can see the yellow and orange going away. you'll notice the white opening up a little bit. cloud cover opening up as the sun sets and you can see the
scattered showers developing as we head through the overnight. by 8:00 it's over and once the sun sets the north bay starts getting rain. some that have will be scattered through our neighborhoods as we head through thursday night into friday, but they, oh, rain, all the time until about sock, and look at the rain totals, pretty light. the rest of this storm, a tenth to a third of an inch and look what the next storm does, wow, we've got it more than an inch coming our way, possibly two inches up in the north bay and don't forget if you haven't left for tahoe yet, travel is not recommended because the winter storm warning and all the heavy wet snow is starting in about 30 minutes to accumulate. if you go that way, you know you've got to take extraed into and make sure that the gas tank is full before you head up the incline and take the chains. you'll probably need them. >> are yonervous aboutr angivin i kn you
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