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tomorrow's game. good morning, it's thursday, june 8. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm brian hackney. we lead with the weather. right now main is moving through the bay area with a -- rain is moving through the bay area with a live look outside with the golden gate bridge to the left and kpix 5 hi-def doppler showing that rain materializing right on cue. and julie watts in the weather center this morning tracking how long you're going to need the umbrella today, hey, julie. >> hey, good morning, guys. not real long. we're talking through the morning commute and then these showers should be tapering off. not everyone is seeing them at this hour. heaviest rainfall has been in the north bay throughout the morning. we are still seeing light to moderate showers. light rain on 101 right now stretching from novato through san rafael. bolinas seeing some light rainfall. and farther east vallejo, hercules, richmond at this hour. berkeley seeing light to moderate rainfall. with light rain in oakland, piedmont, alameda, emeryville this morning, certainly enough just to make for some slick roads. made for a little bit of a messy commute although so far
it hasn't been too bad. it's still early. light rain continues throughout the morning commute and then temperatures cool later on today. we are staying dry through the weekend. but temperatures remain cool below average for this time of the year. in fact, struggling to hit 70 for the warmest spots inland by this weekend. for today, starting off we are relatively mild. thanks to that cloud cover. temperatures near 60 out the door this morning. later today, we are going to bring temperatures down below average. the rain however will taper off quickly starting off with showers in the north bay spreading south through the morning commute and then drying by midday. your full forecast coming up in a bit but first, jaclyn, how are the roads? >> you warned us about the rain and the slick conditions. we are tracking a couple of problems. one car hydroplaned in the north bay right along 101 near railroad avenue and you can see traffic starting to back up just a bit. it is reported to be blocking one of those lanes. we're tracking a crash on 101 near airport boulevard. if you are making your way
through the peninsula and over on 880 at highway 84, excuse me, alvarado street, we are getting reports of a crash couple of cars got into it there with some injuries involved emergency crews heading to the scene. be prepared for delays there. hat's a check of your traffic; o ver to you. thank you. it is the top headline this morning. former fbi director james comey will deliver his highly anticipated testimony before congress. it's his first public remarks since president trump fired him last month. here's a live look now inside the room where he is scheduled to testify. the fired fbi director will publicly testify that president trump asked him to end an investigation into former national security adviser michael flynn. that request came during a meeting in the oval office. he detailed the meeting in a memo directly afterward but didn't give it to the attorney general jeff sessions. he says that's because he believes sessions would soon
recuse himself in the investigation between potential ties between russia and the trump campaign. senator dianne feinstein is slamming the way comey says trump behaved in their meeting. >> a president who knows no limit in terms of a proper relationship. >> republicans including senator lindsey graham are saying the testimony is positive. >> all in all, it's a pretty good day for president trump. i believe every word of what comey said it doesn't rise to the level of obstruction of justice. >> ahead of today's hearing, president trump nominated chris wray a former just department official to take comey's place. some republicans have urge him not to tweet during the hearing. and if you want to watch the hearing with a crowd, several places across the bay area have you covered. kpix 5's jackie ward is live in san francisco to tell us which bars are already open. jackie. >> reporter: yeah. that's right, michelle. so political banter can be a
supporting event. the trump administration has created a lot of must-see tv. so a few bars that are already open at 6 a.m. on a typical business day will be open today and, of course, they will have the comey hearing on so one in north beach, one in mission, and ace's where i am here in hill open their doors at 6 a.m. just like they typically do. this time of day is too early for music or a round of pool, they say, usually, so their early bird patrons want the news. i'm sure they will have warriors highlights on next to the comey testimony coming up at 7 a.m. [ laughter ] >> so these doors open here at six a.m. and they hope it doesn't turn into a boxing match. in san francisco, jackie ward, kpix 5. here's one last look now inside the room where james comey is expected to or scheduled to testify. many members of the senate intelligence committee and
members of the media in there. again it will start at 7 a.m. "cbs this morning" will have complete live coverage. well, as the sun comes up in california, it is just after 2 p.m. in london where voters have been heading to the polls all day. they will decide whether to keep conservative prime minister theresa may in power or elect labor party leader jeremy corbin. in the wake of three deadly terror attacks in just the last three months, terrorism and fighting isis have taken over both campaigns. the latest election polls show a narrow win by theresa may. we'll see. analysts say the key to a corbin upset is the turnout of young voters. back here in the golden state lieutenant governor newsom is leading the 2018 governor's race. that's according to berkeley's latest poll. it found that 22% of likely voters support newsom. 17% favor former los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa.
two others are far behind. a lot could happen between now and next june primary. in just a few hours arraignment for a man charged with manslaughter stemming from the ghost ship fire. kpix 5's anne makovec is live in oakland with the details. >> reporter: he kept a low profile since defy but today defy. derick almena with arrested in lake county on monday. a judge set his bail at more than a million dollars. the ghost ship warehouse went up in flames killing 36 people. the district attorney says that almena and another man lied to the police and fire departments about allowing people to live at the ghost ship and he also
accused them of holding illegal unpermitted events with large groups of people. on the night of the fire the d.a. says the men blocked a second- story exit. >> they created the high risk of death. a reasonable person would have known that acting in that way would create such a risk. >> reporter: she announced the charges on monday against almena and this other man max harris. 36 counsels of manslaughter. harris lived in the ghost ship on and off and called himself the warlord of it. and he was reportedly helping collect tickets the night of the fire. the hearing this morning starts at 9 a.m. live in oakland, anne makevoc, kpix 5. this morning the aps is looking for a suspect behind a fire at a construction site in emeryville. the $35 million development burned down. he cause is under investigation. the atf says it doesn't believe the fire was an accident. it was the second fire to hit
the site in less than a year. we expect to learn more about the investigation later this afternoon when the agency holds a news conference. we'll have the latest on kpix 5 news at 5:00. right now the san rafael police department up in marin is urging homeowners to protect their mail. this comes amid a recent increase in mail theft. take a look at the surveillance video. it shows a possible thief checking mailboxes late at night last week. the department is asking anyone with information about the recent theft to call them. don't leave delivered mail in the receptacles overnight and give outgoing mail directly to either the post office or to a mail carrier. the end of the line for bart's seat hog law. today the transit agency directors will consider rescinding the law. kpix 5's jessica flores is live at the fremont bart station to explain. jessica. >> reporter: well, michelle, if you have ever taken bart you know it's a frustration you get on during commuter hours.
and there's people with bags on the seats, people taking up multiple seats. bart planned to crack down on this last year. they passed a measure. but today they are meeting and could be voting to overturn the measure. in april last year the board passed it to fine people who took up more than one seat. according to the "san francisco chronicle" bart had no official ordinance to actually enforce its law. if it were enforced it would fine riders $100 for the first offense, $200 for the next and $500 after that. we spoke to early-morning commuters who say they see it as a problem. >> i don't know about a fine. if anything there shouldn't be anything more than like 20 bucks. shouldn't be anything expensive. >> reporter: $100 fine? >> that's a little much for something that can't really be done. there's just a lot of people. so that's not really under control. they shouldn't get money off someone not doing anything wrong you know. too many people. >> reporter: we got some mixed reaction from folks.
some people like the idea of a fine, others no. and bart says it's waiting for bart police to give them a plan on how to actually enforce that rule. and some members of the board say that they think the rule unfairly targets homeless people and that's why they want to rescind it. they immediate in oakland at 9 a.m. live in fremont, i'm jessica flores, kpix 5. albany is extending its prohibition of pot dispensaries. it also now plans to prohibit outdoor cultivation. the city council's decision comes despite the passage of prop 64 which means the state now considers recreational marijuana use by those 21 and older to be legal. albany will need to have regulations in place by january or risk being unable to regulate marijuana. the orinda city council is pushing off discussing a plan to bring cleaner energy to homes and businesses. the councilwoman is currently
requesting that members consider joining marin clean energy which provides wind generated power to several communities in the bay area. the city of concord recently joined the agency and contra costa county is in the process of enrolling with miami ce. now 11 minutes after 6:00 on your thursday morning. apple is responding now after president trump pulled the u.s. from the paris climate accord. next, the new ad that apple is airing. >> we're tracking rain on hi- def doppler this morning. showers are spreading south from the north bay. details coming up. >> and we are starting to see a lot of action on the roads right now. two separate accidents along 880. is it slowing you down? we'll take a closer look coming up. >> plus, one bay area summer camp is creating the next generation of secret agents. the skills they are learning during their time undercover. giving people options based on their budget is pretty edgy...
whatever. easier for people to reach their government now in our tech report facebook is launching three new features that will make it easier for people to reach their government representatives on its social network. they are called constituent badges. constituent insights. and district targeting. facebook says the new offerings come as the company continues to rehabilitation its image as a "credible source of information" following a wave of fake news after last year's presidential election. the earth is the only world known to harbor life. there is nowhere else to which our species can migrate. >> apple is going political. the company's latest commercial is advertising the earth. it debuted last night during the warriors game. it comes a week after the
president pulled the u.s. out of the paris climate accord. jackie has the traffic report. >> problems on 880. southbound 880 near alvarado boulevard an accident with injuries. you can see the backup are stretches into hayward. travel time in the red. if you are making your way 880 through oakland, traffic moving right at the limit there. had but we are getting first reports of a crash near broadway so that could slow people down as you make your way northbound. we'll keep an eye on this. first the forecast with julie. >> thank you, miss jaclyn. we are tracking rain on hi- def doppler. and again, most of it is in the north bay. it has been throughout the morning as this band of rain spreads south. it starts to break apart more scattered showers than a well
organized band as it stretches farther south. a closer look at some moderate showers at this hour. you can see down 101 this morning or up 101 maybe, between petaluma and novato, we do have a moderate cell there now. we are seeing pockets of moderate to even heavy rain at times in the north bay. most of us seeing light rain right along 880, 980, we have seen showers throughout the morning. light rain at emeryville, alameda. 60s in most spots this morning so relatively mild out the door. cool air in place. rain we are seeing this front stretching from this system off the coast of british columbia. but the bigger impact is going to be the cool air mass associated with the system dipping south and into our neck
of the woods and sticking around for the next few days. tapering off by the end of the morning commute. there are lingering showers. mostly dry and certainly by the evening compute we dry out. in fact, clouds clear out for tomorrow. but cool air stays in place and temperatures are below average through the weekend. sunrise today 5:47. sunset this evening at 8:30. and as we look at the high temperatures today you will notice they are on the cool side. beyond the low 70s for the warmest spots inland today. 50s at the coast, 60s around the bay today. more of the same temperature- wise tomorrow but we are dry. and then cooler still this weekend. struggling to hit 70 for the warmest spots inland this weekend. if you are looking for warmer weather, though, we do rebound those temperatures by midweek next week. back to low 80s for the warmest spots inland. now back to you guys. thank you. imagine learning all the skills needed to be a spy from the cool gadgets to interrogation. summer camp in san francisco teaching kids five skills in using their training on exciting missions secret agent squad is this week's "cool camp."
>> reporter: it's one skill important for a secret agent to learn. >> you need it if you get into trouble. you need to tell them to back off and if they still don't do so, if they still don't go away, then you need to kind of fight them. >> reporter: matt martin aka agent 74 created the secret agent squad camp in 2014. his love of bond and other spy movies inspired it. >> i basically created the camp i wished had existed when i was the age of these guys. >> smoke screen. >> reporter: the agents start their day off getting their secret agent names. like smoke screen and soda. >> at the time i was --i really liked soda so i just thought, why not? why?
>> reporter: then it's learningspy skills like code breaking, reading body language, and suspect trailing. >> makes you feel like confident and stuff and it's just cool. >> reporter: the secret agents in this camp get to play with a lot of cool gadgets, including this one, a parabolic microphone that actually picks up a conversation from 200 feet away. they are busy with at least 40 different activities over the course of a week and the grand finale? a top secret mission. >> we found a smuggler. apparently he smuggled a few diamonds into his house. >> the kids are very dedicated to making sure that san francisco stays safe and you may not have heard of very many espionage or spy incidents in san francisco, and maybe this is why. >> reporter: it comes down to team work and focus. and, of course, fun. but what makes a spy a good one? >> you need to be smart. because that's the secret agent's best weapon.
>> agent 74 has been teaching for a long time. >> mr. matz. >> he is agent 74. shh! can't say the real name. [ laughter ] >> i know, right. but no, he has been teaching for a long time and he was a tv writer so he has a creative mind and makes it fun for the kids. >> looks like fun. it sure beats just going out and frying marshmallows. you don't fry them? i have never been good with that. hat's cool about your school or summe r camp? email your nomination to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, and we may feature your school or camp on the thursday morning show. it's 6-- a live look now at capitol and i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up from cleveland, the warriors are on the verge of becoming the first time in nba history to go the entire post- season without a loss. highlights and reaction coming up.
in pretty good shape up two games to none but not out of the woods. game 3 here last year, they were blitzed by 30 points and you know the rest of that story. golden state put their perfect post-season record on the line in enemy territory. and boy, was that tested last night! 3rd quarter, kyrie irving finishes this play. he had electrifying 35 points and the cavs had a 7-point lead but the warriors never let it get out of hand. and with less than a minute to go in the game kevin durant nails the pull-up three for the lead. despite trailing most of the second half, the warriors find a way to win 118-113 the final. they can clinch the title tomorrow night right here in cleveland. >> you can tell this is --he knows this is his moment. you know? he's um, he has been an amazing player in this league for a long time. and i think he's, um, you know, he senses this is his time, his moment, his team. and i think he is having the time of his life out there. >> reporter: he might be having the time of his life but the
cavs were stunned. the players stunned. fans stunned. i think the media was stunned. the cavs outplayed the warriors most of the game out hustled them played like a team that was down 2 games to none. and still lost the basketball game. so instead of defending the land, they might be waving the white towel. in cleveland, dennis o'donnell, kpix 5. we have a live look at capitol hill where we're now less than an hour away from former fbi director james comey testifying. next, a live report on what to expect. >> reporter: and we are at a yankees bar in knob him. but it's not for a sporting event. it's also to watch the james comey hearing. we'll take you to the bar next.
i wish him luck. >> in just about 30 minutes, james comey will testify in congress in a hearing to be watched around the world. comey's prepared comments already released to the public are drawing different reaction from democrats and republicans. >> i think it's very close to obstruction of justice. >> if i believed every word of what comey said it doesn't rise to the level of obstruction of justice. >> good morning, it is thursday, june 8. i'm brian hackney. kenny is off today. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:30. these will be his first public remarks since president trump
fired james comey last month. weijia jang reports from washington. >> reporter: good morning, michelle and brian. here is a live look at the room where the very anticipated hearing will kick off in just about half-hour. some folks are lining up at 4:00 this morning to get a spot. sources say james comey is well rested and ready to provide a useful narrative based on questioning and facts. in seven pages james comey detailed numerous interactions he had with president trump. one of the most notable came in february, when comfortable says the president cleared the oval office before pressuring him to drop the bureau's ongoing investigation of michael flynn. the president's former national security adviser. confirming earlier reports comey wrote:
>> we're seeing mounting evidence of an obstruction of justice. >> reporter: the testimony was released wednesday by the senate intelligence committee at comey's request leading up to his firing last month saying president trump called him and described the russia investigation as a cloud that was impairing his ability to act on behalf of the country. comey then admitted he personally reassured the president that the president was never under investigation. something the president's attorney says vindicates the president. comey recalled having nine one- on-one conversations with president trump. one in which he says the president asked him for a pledge of loyalty. >> look, what the president asked for was loyalty to the country and loyalty to make sure that the american people have the justice system that them. >> reporter: republican senator john mccain. >> is it concerning to you? >> of course. >> why? >> because it's not the job of the president of the united states. [ laughter ] >> reporter: among other things, senate lawmakers on both sides plan to press comey on why he only put the
information in memos and shared it with his closest aides. comey claims he approached attorney general jeff sessions with concerns. earlier this week, president trump wished comey well ahead of the hearing although this morning we have not heard from the president and when the hearing begins, we'll be watching it along with twitter to see if the president live tweets because that's something he has done in the past. michelle? >> we know that, weijia. so what is the white house's way to respond to comey's testimony? >> reporter: in the next few days, we expect the white house as well as outside groups supporting president trump to try to chip away at comey's credibility to point to other lies he told the last time he was on capitol hill testifying about hillary clinton's private email server. the other part back to twitter the white house will try to keep the president busy today a strategy to keep him away from tweeting. republican lawmakers are stressing he should not do that
so the focus can remain on comey. >> all right. weijia jang, thank you. now let's check in with jackie ward who is live in san francisco at a bar to tell us where you can watch the hearing. >> reporter: michelle, it's important to note that bars like ace's here in hill are open at 6 a.m. regularly. it's whether or not there's a hearing. bartenders are expecting people who aren't part of the usual crowd at this hour to come in, pull up a stool and watch james comey as hives. he testifies -- as he testifies. other bars in the area like geno and carlo in north beach, clooney's in the mission will be open, as well. we spoke to a regular here at ace's and he says he is looking forward to watching comey's hearing. >> just reminds me of watergate when he was a kid my favorite summer of watching the hearings with john dean ratting everybody out. i have fond memories but it was
horrible for the country but it was great entertainment. >> reporter: bartenders told the sfgate that the typical crowd at this hour prefers news rather than a round of pool. so maybe one tv can have some warriors highlights on it and another can have the hearing. the former fbi director will begin his testimony at 7 a.m. our time. in san francisco, jackie ward, kpix 5. here's a live look at capitol hill again james comey scheduled to testify at 7 a.m. "cbs this morning" will have complete live coverage. all right. now 35 minutes after 6:00 on this thursday morning. and the highly advertised rain is moving through the bay area mostly in the form of a few showers. that's live look outside to your left. and to your right as the kpix 5 hi-def doppler and to our left is julie watts in the weather center this morning tracking the forecast. hey, jules. a new twist on "june gloom." a different type of "june gloom" today. scattered showers but no heavy rainfall. we're not talking a total grungier but enough to maybe mess up the morning commute for
some folks especially in the north bay where we've seen consistent moderate rainfall off and on throughout the morning. as this spreads south starts to break apart not as well organized. we are seeing scattered showers now in the north bay novato marin san rafael along 101 this morning. you don't necessarily want to see that through the busy freeways on the morning commute but it could be worse. we have now dried out. oakland, piedmont, emeryville drying out. we'll see showers throughout the morning. cool this afternoon and staying dry through the weekend. the full forecast coming up. but first a check of the roads. >> we continue to monitor delays for drivers heading along 101 through the north bay. the crash spilled fluid on the roads. crews are bringing in some absorbents? >> they haven't issued a "sig alert" but expect slowdowns on
101 as you make wear through petaluma. it's about 22 minutes on down the area. crashes on 80. carlson boulevard and a car fire on highway 4 near alhambra so expect delays. one lane blocked. brian? this morning the master tenants of the ghost ship warehouse where 36 people were killed in a fire is due in court. kpix 5's anne makovec reports from oakland. >> reporter: good morning. there is a chance that the defendant in this case one of the two defendants derick almena may enter a plea this morning. here's his mugshot. he was arrested early monday morning in upper lake county. a judge set his bail at more than a million dollars. and this happened almost 6 months to the day after the converted warehouse he managed nicknamed the ghost ship went up in flames killing 36 young men and women attending a late- night dance party. the d.a. says almena and another man
lied to the police and fire departments about allowing people to live at the ghost ship which was stacked with flammable collectibles. she also accused them of holding several illegal unpermitted events and on the night of the fire, the d.a. says the men blocked a second- story admit all factors that went into the decision for criminal charges. >> to prosecute a manslaughter case, based on criminal negligence, my office must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant acted with gross or reckless conduct akin to disregard for human life. and that the deadly consequences of those actions were reasonably foreseeable. >> reporter: the other man charged in this case max harris also facing 36 counts of manslaughter. he was arrested in los angeles and is now on his way back to alameda county. max called himself the warlord of the ghost ship. this morning's hearing for almena starts at 9 a.m.
live in oakland, anne makevoc, kpix 5. contra costa county is in line to receive almost $6 million for a prisoner service program. the grant money will be used to fund a program designed to help keep people with mental illnesses or substance abuse- related problems out of jail especially for low level crimes. the money will come from the california board of states and community corrections. it's going to be a tax on marijuana businesses in santa rosa. voters overwhelmingly approved the measure. tax will be capped at $3,000 a year. businesses will have to pay it. the tax doesn't apply to residents using or cultivating cannabis for personal use. there is still no clear-cut schedule suggesting when smart train service will officially kick off connecting marin and sonoma. the meeting attended by 100 smart system employees plus the rail board failed to provide the answer. the uncertainty stems from a
federal railroad administration audit set to begin monday. officials with smart predict the trains may not run until july. today bart will consider whether to abandon a plan to punish people hogging seats. the law was designed to fine riders who are caught using up to more than 1 seat during commute hours. kpix 5's jessica flores is live at the fremont bart station this morning with more. >> reporter: michelle, bart's board of directors cracked down last year on the seat hoggers. they may rescind that meeting today. looking at overturning the rule they passed last year. they couldn't enforce it. but if they could, it would be $100 fine for the first offense, $200 for the next, $500 after that. we spoke to early-morning commuters who say they see its as a problem. >> put their bags there, like a
lot of seats like that. so yeah, it's frustrating. >> reporter: and bart has said that it was looking to wait for bart police to give them a plan on how to enforce it. now, some members of the bart board say they want to rescind that measure because they feel that it unfairly targets the homeless. bart meets at 9 a.m. in oakland. jessica flores, kpix 5. thank you, jessica. 19 minutes before 7:00 on this thursday morning. another live look at capitol hill, where we're now less than 15 minutes away from former fbi director james comey testifying! we'll have updates throughout the morning. >> and the market just opened up about 10 minutes ago. let's get a quick look at the big board here. you can see the dow is up about 14 points. coming up, we'll get an update from kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks.
good morning. welcome back. taking a look at your highs around the bay, low 70s for much of the south bay. warmest in san jose, palo alto. upper 60s to near 630 at the coast. east bay temperatures in the low 70s for the warmest spots. upper 60s for concord, walnut creek. around the bay mid-60s for alameda, berkeley, sausalito. north bay temperatures in the upper 60s. 69 novato. the full forecast is coming up. rain is coming up. a judge ordered uber to hand over a report that might reveal what its management knew about the apparent theft of trade secrets from "waymo." alphabet's "waymo" claims in a lawsuit that the former engineer downloaded more than 14,000 confidential files
before he left to establish his self-driving truck company. uber bought that company soon after. the due diligence report will contain uber's research into that company while it was still considering the purchase. verizon is reportedly laying off a large number of workers after a major acquisition but there is some good news on the job front. >> for those details, we're joined now by kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. >> reporter: good morning. it's no surprise that yahoo's going to lose some employees as the company is bought by verizon. the yahoo shareholders are voting on that deal today. it should close in about a week. techcrunch reports that verizon will likely reduce 15% of the combined workforce of yahoo and aol, about 2100 employees, possibly around 1,000 yahoo employees. the renamed company will be called oath and will be led by aol's ceo tim armstrong.
the remaining part of yahoo will contain investments in chinese alibaba and yahoo japan. the labor department reports that weekly unemployment claims fell first- time claims down by 10,000 to 245,000 and continuing claims down again remaining below 2 million for the 8th straight week. that's the longest streak in over 4 decades. stock market very cautious as we await the testimony of former fbi director james comey before senate intelligence committee. dow right now is starting to head higher after being negative up 19 points, nasdaq down 3, s&p up 3. michelle and brian, back to you. >> jason brooks from kcbs radio, thank you. you know, we have been dealing with a little bit of rain this morning. now the recipe for accidents just add water. >> it's messy out there. we are tracking a couple of new problems. highway 17 accidents near ama bridge road with one
lane blocked. do expect delays as you make your way along 880. we are in the red tracking a travel time of 31 minutes to highway 84. slowdowns at the dumbarton and san mateo bridge crowded. you will be in good company over along that stretch. we are in the yellow now under 25 minutes out of hayward into foster city. we are tracking a car fire and this is along highway 4. it has one lane blocked. it's just past alhambra and you can see that we are starting to see that backup develop there. the speeds drop below 35 miles per hour. "slow, stop, go"! over at the bay bridge toll plaza, you know the drill. it is a very tough ride getting into the city out of the east bay. we are in the red tracking a travel time just under 25 minutes. eastshore freeway starting to stack up, as well. and 580 remains in the yellow. 880 that's our hot spot right now, 44 minutes in the bay.
hat's a check of your traffic; over to you. a live look now at the "sierra at tahoe" still plenty of snow up in the mountains. caltrans says crews are work around the clock to clear at least 20 feet of snow. since april, crews have been working to prepare the roadways leading up to the mountain. caltrans says all roads should be cleared by july, just in time for the summer. julie? we are getting a little bit of a rain-snow mix right along the crest there. but down here, a little bit of rain. we started off with pretty consistent rainfall for the north bay earlier this morning. and as the band of showers spreads south starting to break apart not as well organized, still seal light to moderate rainfall passing through the north bay a little bit of light rain in hercules, richmond. we have band of showers towards vallejo, benicia, did just cross over 101. farther south, we do have a cell right now moving through san francisco, heading towards oakland and emeryville, piedmont, alameda. berkeley light rain now.
overall, we are not going to see significant downpours but enough to make for a bit of a messy morning commute. temperature-wise this morning, we are in the low 60s for most folks later today they will notice temperatures are definitely on the cool side of average. area of low pressure off the coast of british columbia. and we have a cool air mass in place. that will keep temperatures cool through the weekend. showers tapering off over the next hour or so. futurecast times it out. it was a bit more organized early this morning as we make our way throughout the day. but notice by the end of the morning commute, just a few lingering showers by about lunchtime a couple of scattered showers mostly dry this evening though. drying out completely and clearing as we head into your friday. but that does not mean it will be warming up. you maze more sunshine but temperatures will stay below average really through the weekend. sunrise today 5:47. sunset tonight 8:30 this evening. we'll see your high temperatures around the bay today. we are below average for this time of year. topping out in the low 70s for
mountain view, san jose, livermore. 70 in fairfield today. 67 in vallejo. low 60s for pacifica and san francisco at 64 today. 68 napa. 65 in santa rosa. extended forecast shows more of the same temperatures but we are drying out again over the next couple of hours. lingering showers will taper off and then just gray skies for the rest of the day. more gray skies tomorrow. temperatures cooler still for friday. topping out near 70 degrees for the warmest locations inland. 60s by the bay. 50s along the coast. cooler still this weekend. struggling to hit 70 inland for saturday and sunday. and then monday we slowly begin to rebound a bit more impressive by tuesday and midweek with temperatures inland for the warmest locations back up into the low 80s. upper 60s by the bay. and near 60 at the coast so a little bit of something for everyone this forecast. showers tapering off here over the next hour or so. brian over to you. thank you. it's now 9 minutes before 7:00. here's another live look at capitol hill where we are now
less than 10 minutes away from former fbi director james comey testifying where we're not only going to be interested in hearing what he has to say but if president trump has anything to tweet. we'll find out when cbs news covers it live at 7:00. for the first time today the man who is accused of running the ghost ship warehouse that caught fire in december will face a judge. a look at the charges coming up. ♪
deadly fire on december 2 in oakland. 36 people died in the converted warehouse nicknamed the ghost ship. they were attending a late- night dance party when the fire broke out. most of them trapped on a makeshift second floor. the district attorney says almena and harris lied to the police and fire department about allowing people to live at the ghost ship and on the night of the fire, the d.a. says the men blocked a second- story exit. right now, almena's bail is ate at a million dollars. today's arraignment hearing starts at 9 a.m. live in oakland, anne makovec, kpix 5. time for your "final 5. in less than five minutes, former fbi director james comey will deliver his highly anticipated testimony before congress. it is his first public remarks since president trump fired him last month. here's a live look now inside the room where mr. comey is scheduled to testify. the fired fbi director will publicly testify that president trump asked him to end an investigation into former
national security adviser michael flynn. in london, voters have been heading to the polls all day. they will decide whether to keep conservative prime minister theresa may in power or elect labor party leader jeremy corbin. this morning, the atf is looking for a suspect behind last month's fire at a construction site in emeryville. massive flames burned down the $35 million development. the atf says it doesn't believe the fire was an accident. today bart will consider abandoning a plan to punish people hogging seat. the ordinance was designed to fine riders caught using more than one see the during commute hours but the ordinance never went into practice. the warriors are about to become the first nba team to roll through the play-offs without losing a game a. golden state made a late comeback to win game 3 against the cavs last night. the "dubs" can finish the sweep in cleveland tomorrow. and we are tracking a rollover accident a vehicle left on its roof here. this is along westbound 37 just west of i-80. this is in vallejo.
it's a heads up for anyone traveling through the stretch. speeds below 10 miles per hour. slow right through the stretch. also that earlier car fire looks like it's cleared westbound highway 4 past alhambra. traffic is slow through the area. 23 miles per hour. that's your cruising speed. bay bridge toll plaza is that same parking lot we have been looking at all morning in the red as you head into downtown san francisco. julie? >> thank you, jaclyn. she was just saying you can always tell where the vein based on the accidents. earlier today there were cars hydroplank in the north bay where we saw most of the rain. now that's drying out. now we're seeing most of the activity on the roads and on doppler in the east bay. as you can see, showers through vallejo, right across the bay bridge could see slick commutes a-- through hercules and richard. richmond. showers through the south tapering off through embassy, piedmont, oakland, as well. and we'll take a look at what to expect. your headlines light rain as
you make wear through the morning commute. cool temperatures this afternoon staying cool and dry heading into the weekend. temperatures actually cooling off a few degrees thanks to a cool air mass in place. right now, temperatures hovering near 60 throughout the bay area. and we will stay cool later today. futurecast showing what was a well organized band of showers now breaking apart and tapering off as it moves south. we should be dry by about midday with the chance of a lingering shower or two and plenty of clouds sticking around. aagain, we are just minutes away from the highly anticipated testimony of former fbi director james comey!! this is a live look from inside the room where comey will testify. you can see many people gathering there. we're told that kamala harris just walked through the door as well as dianne feinstein. and james comey is expected to arrive shortly. "cbs this morning" will have complete live coverage coming up next.
this is a cbs news special report. james comey's testimony on capitol hill. the fbi director fired by president trump is about to talk with congress about his dealings with the president. live pictures from the hearing room where the senate intelligence committee is about to meet. his testimony could be some of the most significant heard by congress in recent memory. i'm charlie rose with norah o'donnell and gayle king in the night. "face the nation" anchor john dickerson and jan crawford are with us as well. >> lots to discuss this morning. james comey has arrived on capitol hill. he was fired nearly one month ago. right in the middle of the fbi's investigation of russian election meddling. members of congress quickly called for comey