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seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. here is chris, first alert traffic. >> chris: al, thank you, first alert traffic sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. looking live i-77, clanton road, 6:00 volume beginning to pick up across the charlotte area just a bit. coming in from gastonia, this is from highway 321 on to 77 or 85, excuse me, 19 minutes, 64-miles-per-hour. you see from 321 on to 85, you have that green light. coming southbound out of lake norman, 77 looking good this morning, 85 concord or kannapolis, no problems. here in the charlotte area, around the 485 perimeter, no problem there. we have an early morning accident on providence road in toward center city. we have not seen any serious delays with that one. looking at 77 down to our south coming northbound out of rock hill this morning, current drive time, 21 minutes, 64 miles an hour. that is a check of traffic, john, over to you. >> john: voter in north carolina
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campaign 2016 today. polls will open in the primary election in half an hour at 6:30. the big races include president, u.s. senate, governor and so many more. wbtv's mark davenport is joining us live outside a local polling place so mark, what do voters need to know before heading to the polls today? >> reporter: john, first things first, when polls open and when they close. like you mentioned 6:30 this morning, in a half hour they will open for you early birds. if you want to get there before you go to work, that is no. 1 on the list. get there early this morning. also polls close at 7:30 tonight, so you have more than 12 hours to vote today when you're getting off work you have extra time in the afternoon to vote. 7:30 is when polls close. next thing, bring the voter i.d., we have been talking about this the past few week, if you don't have a driver's license, there is other options. you need to have one of these.
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passport, military i.d., out of state driver's license as long as voter registered within the state within the last 90 days. if you don't have the driver's license you need to bring a photo i.d. when you leave the house make sure take you that with you. also planning to come after work you can get a head start by scanning sample ballot, i pulled these off the board of elections website, get ready to vote when you pull these off the website this morning. you can choose who you want to have go there on your ballots, both democrat and republican, get in and out of the polling place. for your polling place if you don't know where you're going, we have that link on our website, wbtv.com, a lot of good things happening today. we have got movement behind me here, poll workers showing up all the voting booths set up here, so things are starting in 30 minutes. all the coverage on wbtv. reporting live, mark davenport, wbtv on your side. >> john: a busy few days for campaign 2016 here in the charlotte area.
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by zmax dragway over the weekend. three more candidates made visits yesterday. donald trump spoke to 1500 people at lenoir-rhyne university in hickory, shared the stage with new jersey governor chris christie, reinforced stance on several issues. >> we're going to win with the military, we're going to win at every level on health care. we're going to win at the border. the people that are supporters of donald trump want to see america be great again that is what it is. >> john: police removed several protester from the event. six people given written citations. bernie sanders rallied supporters at pnc music pavilion in sort charlotte. pavilion in north charlotte. >> our job is to create the best educated society in the world, not the country that has more
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>> at the grady cole center, hillary clinton spoke to supporters for 30 minutes. touched on a list of topics including equal pay for women, police mistrust and gun violence. she reminded the crowd to get out and vote. >> north carolina has a really important role to play, not only in the primary but then in the general election. i am -- (applause) -- i am asking for your support. >> john: stay with wbtv throughout today for complete live team coverage of all the races and issues. we'll bring all the results on air and online at wbtv.com. >> christine: a man is shot in the leg in northeast charlotte, happened before mid neat on bennett near north tryon. the victim said two men pulled up in a car, tried to rob him and shot him in the leg. he is expected to recover, no arrests have been made. >> john: new information, police
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killed in concord. police say 21-year-old columbus simmons was shot before 8:00 last night. it happened in the area of griffin circle off lincoln street. a large crowd was seen running from the area after gunshots were heard. simmons taken to carolinas northeast where he later died. the investigation is ongoing. two people found dead in a home in catawba county. this was the scene as investigators searched the home on rest home road north of claremont. a relative had gone to check on them. it is too early to say what they think happened. >> christine: the push to protect charlotte-mecklenburg's neighborhood schools is growing. leaders in matthews voting to separate from the school district saying it is just too big. wbtv's ashton pellom is live this morning with more, so ashton, tell folks at home how this vote went down. >> reporter: good morning, christine. that was a unanimous vote last night.
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listening to parents and they are voicing concerns over the student assignment plan. town officials pass had resolution demanding the board of education guarantee every child will attend a school close to home, close to their parent's job or parent's choice of magnet school. resolution says the town will work with legislators that split up c, mr. s or cms or have matthews form a school district of their own. >> i'm absolutely in favor of the separation from charlotte-mecklenburg schools, if they don't listen to what we as parents and family members and community leaders have said. >> reporter: leaders at cms stress they have not discussed the idea of busing just yet or yet at all, in that student assignment plan. the mayor of matthews says the town needs to look over things and see the cost and consequences if they were to break away and start their own local school district.
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reporting live in uptown charlotte, ashton pellom, wbtv on your side. >> christine: thanks, ashton. plenty ahead on wbtv news this morning. >> john: patrick cannon will be back in the queen city tomorrow, we have a look ahead to his court appearance after the break. let's get a quick check of first alert weather temperatures, 54 in charlotte, 52 boone, 57 statesville, chester, 54, monroe and lancaster, 55, shelby, 52, gastonia 53. a live look at i-85 and you can see things are moving smoothly along the road here. we'll keep you posted throughout the morning because you're never more than seven minutes away
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>> christine: welcome back, we have several new stories that you need to stick around for in this hour, in a few minutes at 6:34, on your side breaking down what today's five presidential primaries mean for each party's nomination. plus she has gotten internet fame for the face on disney disney world's flash mountain. we hear from the woman now known as angry splash mountain lady. get back to kristen miranda. >> john: live in the alert center with new details on mother teresa. >> kristen: that's right, john and christine, this information coming from reuters this morning. i wanted to show you this picture again this is mother teresa, in probably the early 90s i would say, pope francis announced mother teresa of calcutta will be made a a roman catholic saint on september 4th. this is the first time we're hearing the date of her sainthood.
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the poof poorest of the poor. the vatican acknowledged a second miracle to the nun. it is a long process, mother teresa died in 1997, 87 years old, international icon of charity, also criticized for trying to convert people to christianity but the news coming this morning from pope francis and the vatican is that mother teresa will be made a saint on september the 4th. back to you. >> john: looking ahead former charlotte mayor patrick cannon will be back in charlotte tomorrow to face a voter fraud charge. cannon is serving time in prison in west virginia for taking bribes while in office. prosecutors say he voted after his conviction leading to the voter fraud charge. as of right now, he is scheduled to be released from prison on the original conviction in january of 2017. >> christine: prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a
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justin sullivan killed 74 john clark, investigators said. clark was found bury in his front yard in morganton in 2014. sullivan planned to use the money he stole from clark to buy a rifle he planned to use to kill up to 1000 people in support of isis. he is set to go on trial for terrorism charges in october. no date set for the murder charge. >> john: 14 minutes after 6:00. receiveyou're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. here is al. >> al: a lot of us missed heavy stuff but there was big thunderstorms look at that lightning down in south carolina, that has moved out and now we have a nice clearing trend and should be in good shape today. a little concerned about a touch of fog here early this morning but otherwise, we should be fine today with lot of sunshine. as far as rain goes, not much, .08, less than a quarter inch in the last couple days, that has been it.
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early this morning in the mountains, rest of us dry and clear, we'll have lots of sunshine, in the high country you'll clear out nicely later today. king street in boone from resortcams.com, we don't have the fog yesterday morning, you have sunshine and the forecast today you'll wind up at 68 this afternoon. in charlotte we go from 57 this morning, 75 to 81 here late this afternoon. allergy sufferers, a little bit of a break with the rain over the weekend, not much going forward, comes back big time t, will be rough. talk about what we expect going in the weekend, have that in a couple minutes, 6:14, here is chris, first alert traffic. >> chris: traffic sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. we'll start with a live look i-85 just to the north of 485 coming out of concord and kannapolis, no problems here run along smoothly. in the green on most of the interstates this morning, beginning to see a few back ups and delays on secondaries like providence road, highway 51, 74 over in the matthews area, if
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again, running in the green, mooresville, concord kannapolis, matthews to center city, an 11 minute commute, average speed, 55 miles an hour. providence road from the arboretum area, 18 minutes and concord to center city, running 19 minutes, 67 miles an hour. that is a check of traffic, christine, over to you. >> christine: after being expelled, yale's former captain is fighting back. >> john: on "cbs this morning" why he said he's being used as a whipping boy. >> christine: the women's ncaa field is set, stick around to find out where south carolina was seeded and who the lady gamecocks will play first. wbtv is always on your side, in
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good morning, it is 6:16. >> john: 19 minutes after 6:00. a live look at charlotte skyline from scott clark nissan honda hd tower cam, looks nice this morning, doesn't it? we have 54 degrees in charlotte. want to get over to kristen miranda right now, live in the alert center with the latest on an accident involving a son of sarah palin. >> kristen: this is todd palin, sarah's husband. we told you he was in a snowmobile accident and had some serious injuries. sarah palin posted on facebook overnight this picture and this update on todd palin's condition, in intensive care at a hospital in alaska with injuries including multiple broken and fractured ribs, broken shoulder blade and collapsed lung, he is presently back in surgery to repair
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she thanked everyone for their prayers. the last line was funny, knowing todd once he is cognizant he will ask docs to duct tape him and call it good because he's tough. he has like eight fractured ribs and it was -- sounds like a messy accident, but sounds like todd palin is on the road to recovery. back to you. >> christine: might be a long road, too. thanks, kristen. charlotte hornets one of the hottest teams in the league of late hosting the dallas mavericks at time warner cable arena. kemba walker led the team with 25 points and 9 assists.
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win,, themagic jovan deer built . >> the women's attorney women tournament tips off friday. uconn, baylor, south carolina and notre dame as top seeds. south carolina plays jacksonville in their first round match up. the only other teams from the carolinas to make the field were unc asheville, 14 seed and north carolina ant a & t. >> al: john doesn't want fairley dickinson. >> john: they already the under dog. >> al: there you go. hope you're having a great morning, we have clear skies after last night's rain, take a look at temperatutus over the
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upper 70s, low 80s, but just gorgeous, but it can't last forever. and it is not going to. i'll explain here over the next two minutes. main street in belmont looking down the hill from city hall, get out of the way of the car. make the turn, very good. clear skies right now, fog not much of an issue, just a little bit of a breeze blowing in charlotte, very light out of the west at 3 miles per hour. humidity level sky high, 97%, a damp start, but at the moment not much fog. 52 jefferson, boone, 52 statesville, 54 concord, 53 lincolnton, 57 in rock hill, in the mountains in the 50s, wind up upper 60s to 70, mostly sunny skies, very pleasant conditions. foothills, right around 80, morganton, lenoir, plenty of sunshine, lots of sun across the charlotte metro area, 82 wadesboro, 81 gastonia, 79 hickory, 81 mooresville, concord, pineville, head south
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high pressure is dominate today. a gorgeous day today, as it moves offshore we turn our attention to the next frontal system, may bring a couple showers to the mountain tomorrow but notice as it comes eastward, loses the moisture, will bring a lot of cool air with it courtesy of this area of high pressure, an area will develop along the gulf coast, that should ride to the east of us over the weekend, but we will do two things, will throw more cloud cover our way and small chance for rain late saturday into sunday. bring much cooler temperatures, this is a reality check can get cool this time of year and it will this weekend. notice night time lows, we don't focus on that, three straight nights at least three straight nights in the 30s. 81 today, 82 tomorrow, 75 thursday, 68 friday, very very small chance this system mainly
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saturday night into sunday. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. here is chris, first alert traffic. >> chris: traffic sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. tuesday morning commute, right now things are looking pretty good, we have a disabled vehicle here on providence road at sharon amity, not seeing any significant delays but if you're getting ready to hop on providence, be aware of that. i-77 at mile marker 22, this is coming in from the lake norman area, volume of traffic picking up but running along smoothly. 77, 85 looking okay, delays beginning to build down around the arboretum area, let's head up in the lake norman area, coming out of davidson, down to cornelius, huntersville in the green down to hambright and 485. that is a check of the morning commute, guys, back to you. >> christine: much more to come on wbtv news this morning. >> john: incident at donald trump rally in fayetteville left one man facing charges. authorities have decided if they
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>> christine: next at 6:30, a live look at the covenant presbyterian church, we're inside where polls will open in one minute for north carolina's primary elections. we will have a live report as voters begin casting ballots. >> john: today's primaries will play a major role in who becomes each party's nominee. we break down the available delegates. >> christine: kristen miranda live in the alert center. >> kristen: i promised i would let you know the winner in iditarod.
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seevey his fourth crown, i'm following more breaking news i'll bring new a couple you in a couple minutes. >> christine: let's get started with first alert weather, al, nothing should impact people going out to the polls today. >> al: i doubt it. lots of sunshine, may have fog this morning after last night's rain but just that, a little bit if anything at all. clear skies in charlotte, that is our metro school camera in center city, dry conditions, little bit of rain last night but not much. some of you have had big storms, they are all gone, specifically in the lancaster and york counties, cherokee county, 54 chester, 52 gastonia, 54 in shelby. at the bus stop, maybe a little bit of fog here and there, otherwise enough sunshine, 57 degrees early on and this afternoon, really turns out pleasant, high temperature right around 80.
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days, chris, we'll be close to 80, getting reality check this weekend and as much as i'm concerned about temperatures going down, we could deal with that going in the weekend but the lows at night are going to be in the 30s. probably three straight nights. we feared that, we'll see what happens. >> chris: my waive wife came home mad at me because she washed her car. i said who are you watching? first alert traffic sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. let's get you out there, we have a disabled vehicle on providence road at sharon amity, inbound delays beginning to pick up there along providence road. looking live i-77 inbound from lake norman, mile marker 22, seeing a few back-ups beginning to build, rock hill uptown, 21 minutes, concord to center city, 17 minute, lake norman, southbound, 16 minutes, 62 miles an hour, quick check of the overall map here beginning to see a few slow downs 74, independence boulevard over
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that is a check of the morning commute, you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. >> christine: today is primary day in north carolina, polls just opened for voters to cast ballot in campaign 2016. we know the presidential primaries are the big talker but there are a few other races to watch impacting other state. governor pat mccrory is looking to win the republican gubernatorial primary against north carolina state representative robert brawley of mooresville. in the democratic gubernatorial primary, north carolina attorney general roy cooper faces off against durham native ken spaulding. voters will decide the senate seats where richard burr is seeking his third term and the state attorney general position is up for grabs with cooper running for governor. >> john: right now, voters are already casting ballots at polling places across north carolina. wbtv's mark davenport is joining us live from a polling precinct, this is at covenant presbyterian
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mark, many people out there right now? >> reporter: the door just opened a minute or two, 10, 15 people, the first question when they got up to the line is photo i.d. we have been talking about it all morning long, couple weeks before this as well. you have to have photo i.d., driver's license, people are loading in here at covenant presbyterian this morning, john. >> john: have you had a chance to speak with any of the voters, what are they saying about the elections? >> reporter: i haven't gotten a chance to speak with anybody, we'll talk to them on the way out finding out their ideas and thoughts about the election this time around. i have been talking to poll workers, they are expecting a big turnout. >> we had the south carolina primary record turnout, early voting here in mecklenburg county record turnout. because north carolina moved up the primary date, any indication
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turnout today? >> john, i think so, that is what the poll workers were saying, since we have moved up from may up until march the delegates do matter, we'll have people coming out they think their vote counts and always does count, they will come out to the polls, seeing a good line this morning and i want to show you one more time around on the inside of covenant presbyterian. a lot of people out early voting. with early voting that was all last week, we had a record here in the state, almost 700,000 people came out to early vote and we will have more today as well. we'll be here covering it all for you on wbtv. reporting live, mark davenport, wbtv on your side. >> john: the ballot in north carolina will have an important bond question for you to answer, connect nc bond would fund projects all over north carolina including new buildings at colleges, water and sewer upgrades and improvements to state parks. will mean two billion dollar in new debt.
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require tax increase because interest rates are low and the state is paying off existing debt quickly. >> christine: voter in four other states will head to the polls. the results will have an impact on each party's nomination. in total more than 1000 delegates are at stake in missouri, north carolina, ohio. 367 of those delegates decide forward the republicans today and 691 for the democrats. it is important to note florida states. they are today's big prizes. right now donald trump is about a third of the way to the nomination with 460 of the 1237 delegates needed. ted cruz is in second, 90 delegates behind. followed by marco rubio and ohio governor john kasich. on the democratic side, hillary clinton has more than half of the 2382 delegates she needs with bernie sanders well behind.
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wbtv news app, we'll send out alerts to your cell phone about the races, as the results come in. >> john: all new, the cumberland county sheriff's office decided not to charge the donald trump campaign with a crime. they were considering charging with inciting a riot. a man was punched in the face while being escorted out, sucker punched. john mcgraw is facing several charges including assault but authorities say there isn't enough evidence to charge trump or his campaign. it is now 6:36, we want to get over to kristen miranda. >> christine: in the alert center with details in on explosion that happened in germany. >> kristen: i wanted to show you this picture that police in
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ago, shows the silver passat, a man died, now it looks like an explosive device inside or on this vehicle. investigators are are trying to figure out who this guy is, they couldn't provide any immediate details on his identity or exactly what happened here but it is an investigation that is ongoing. this picture tweeted by the police in berlin this morning showing the damage caused, you can see the damage back here, so we will keep an eye on the story as the day develops and let you know if any new information comes out of the investigation. >> christine: stop stories across the nation and around the world. >> john: undercover police officer killed by his colleagues gunfire as a gunman ambushed the station. officer jacai colson was killed when he arrived at the scene dressed in civilian clothes in unmarked car, not wearing a vest. three brothers have been arrested in the incident. >> christine: federal investigators are trying to find
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we showed you images this time yesterday. the train carrying 140 cars when it derailed. 32 people were hurt. investigators are looking at the condition of the rails, they believe a car crash may have damaged the tracks. >> john: this is all new, two guided missiles discovered on a passenger plane bound for portland, oregon. police dog found them during the cargo screening process of an air serbia flight in belgrade. the missiles are used on drones and experts say they have taken out high profile targets. the f.b.i. is now investigating. >> christine: give you a live look at the commute this morning, this stretch is i-77 at mile marker 22, good amount of cars making their way in the charlotte area, this stretch is part of the commute north of charlotte, just keep that in mind you may want to give yourself a few minutes in case things pick up before we sign off here at 7:00 a.m. remember, you're never more than seven minutes away from weather
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let's go to meteorologist al conklin, >> al: some of you had intense thunderstorms last night, specifically just south of charlotte. i'm going to show you 12 hour loop. go in close and look at that lightning and all the reds and yellows. heavy downpours that went across cherokee and york, chester, lancaster, chesterfield counties, re-rack it one more time, intense storms right there. a lot of us missed out officially in charlotte less than a tenth of an inch of rain. numale fishing forecast, patchy fog, 57, 74 lunch time, 81 degrees late this afternoon. annette mckinney works for the city of hickory, up early dialed in the wbtv and morning news, wanted to share a picture of her husband chad holding beautiful bass from lake hickory, you're our big catch of the day. temperatures still going to remain warm but start to inch back as we head toward the end of the work week, much cooler over the weekend, you want that part of the forecast as well, i've got it in the seven day planner.
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next on wbtv news this morning -- >> christine: big news to tell you about for grocery store chain the fresh market. how much the greensboro-based chain is being acquired for. >> john: this photo has gone viral, with many calling this woman the angry splash mountain lady, coming up we'll hear from her and what was behind that face, a funny story. first, a look at what is
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20 minutes before bringing you the latest updates live from the alert center. thanks for choosing wbtv news this morning. >> john: welcome back, all new in this have hour, the fresh
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$1.3 billion. the chain is being acquired by the firm apollo. it has 190 stores nationwide including in charlotte. no word if the acquisition will affect any jobs. >> christine: a woman become known as the angry splash mountain lady is telling her side of the story. this picture a lot of you have seen it of jordan alexander went viral because of her stern expression, she want to go on the ride with her husband but he was tired and decided to sit out. >> it was a long day, i had bronchitis, a crying baby and my husband informed me he did not have it in him to ride my favorite ride. >> she does smile. so she gave the harsh stare to her husband. i was listening more to the interview. she was seeing where the cameras were on the ride and making sure she looked directly into it with
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>> john: so that was planned. everybody else is screaming and yelling and she is sitting there. >> christine: surprised she held her composure. >> john: probably ridden it before. >> al: she was mad. >> christine: take that. >> al: don't be mad heading out the door, sunshine, little bit of fog after the rain but that is now moved out and getting a nice clearing trend across the two carolinas. good deal of sunshine, midweek period very nice around here. let's look at the forecast then, as we go tuesday, right through next monday, all seven days, first off today, 81, very nice with sunny skies in the forecast. no chance for any rain, the rain that came through long gone. what about other neighborhoods, gastonia, 81, hickory, 78, monroe, 81, close to 80 salisbury and china grove, total sunshine in the forecast for today. tomorrow, a little bit of cloud cover, we have a weak system that will be coming in and i say weak, won't bring a lot of rain
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first off high pressure in command, for today, lots of sunshine. turn our attention to the next frontal system, has showers with it, there is a chance you get a shower or two in the mountains tomorrow. rest of us watch how the moisture dries up as it comes east of the mountains, going to see a decent amount of sunshine and still in the low 80s. that is as we head in wednesday. by thursday, big area of high pressure dominating this is a this is a trough of low pressure that is going to replace the nice warm ridge that we had the last week-and-a-half, and as it does, this front will stall to the south and there may be an area of low pressure that develops and rides along the front over the upcoming weekend. may be just far enough east we escape the heavy rain, a chance for rain saturday late into sunday. as we go through tuesday, wednesday, thursday, we're still dry but notice on thursday, it is 75. that is above average by 10 degrees, thereafter, in the 60s and even in the 50s as we head toward the weekend.
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cool getting down in the 30s. as far as precipitation goes, i don't see much of a chance here outside of a mountain shower the next couple afternoons, we're dry, right through until we get to late saturday night and sunday. just a very small chance. yesterday i was concerned that lowe might be closer to us, the models are starting to come together now, indicating perhaps this is far enough out to sea we get a small chance for a shower here late in the weekend. meantime the sun coming up but they have clouds and showers down along the beach, that is surfchex.com, bringing us cape hatteras. 80 this afternoon. now chris with first alert traffic. >> chris: traffic sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. a new accident this is university city boulevard at north tryon street, seeing delays here, this was the roadway closed down at university city boulevard, reopened at 6:00 a.m., now an accident in the intersection. taking a live look, i-85 up to the north of the billy graham parkway, volume heavier along
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if you're coming inbound from gastonia, highway 321 to center city, 19 minutes, average speed, 63-miles-per-hour. primarily in the grere with a few slow downs making your way up toward lowell and mcadenville, 77 commute from davidson south to huntersville, beginning to see the back-ups and delays there. well, this is a beautiful background here for traffic on a tuesday morning, i'm not sure that came out of my computer or someone else's, maybe someone else's, there you go, concord and kannapolis, we'll wrap this thing up and throw it back to you guys. >> john: thanks, chris. >> christine: 6:48 now, kristen miranda has been getting latest news coming just in the newsroom as the morning develops. she is in the alert center with brand new images from the iditarod race you first broke a few minutes ago just finished. >> kristen: we were looking at live pictures from lay as da, bring those up so everybody can see them, these are live images
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iditarod, announced a short tim ago maybe 15, 20 minutes ago that a winner has been crowned, dallas seevey his fourth victory in the sled dog race, record time for him by the way, eight days, 11 hours, 20 minutes, 16 seconds. a brand new truck and 75 grand. if you want to look at apple tv pictures being tweeted by the cbs affiliate in the area from the finish line, that is the winner there. we had said a few minutes ago that his dad was right behind him, six miles behind him so we haven't heard yet if his dad is coming in in that second place but i'll keep an eye on it for you. >> john: how one town is getting ready for st. patty's day. >> christine: when we switch over to bounce tv humane society
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closed captioning on wbtvnews is sponsored by subarusouth boulevard and subaruconcord. >> john: seven minutes before 7:00. top local stories. >> christine: voters in north
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this is a look inside one of the polling site, covenant presbyterian church where vote ares are hitting the polls. they will remain open across the state until 7:30 tonight. if you plan to vote, bring a photo i.d., to find out where to cast your ballot, we posted a link on wbtv.com, go to web extras. >> john: stay with wbtv throughout the day for the best and most complete live team coverage of all the races and issues. we'll bring you results on air and on our digital platforms. >> christine: you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. let's check back in with meteorologist al conklin. >> al: our lake norman cam, starting to get brighter sky off toward the east but we're clear right now and it is comfortable. temperature, 60 morganton, 53 around gastonia, 54 charlotte, 55 monroe, 51 around salisbury, daybreak temperatures in the 50s.
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afternoon. straight uphill by lunch time in the mid 70s, 81 this afternoon. lots of sunshine. today, very warm, tomorrow very warm. partly to mostly sunny skies, a weak front comes in the mountains, rest of us dry, cool off, thursday, 75, 68 on friday and watching a small system could bring us showers late saturday into sunday but bigger story we will get cooler. getting brighter sky off toward the east. that is the hd tower cam headed for 81 this afternoon. here is chris, first alert traffic. >> chris: first alert traffic sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. we have a new problem on i-77 southbound before clanton road. it is just beyond the sign that you see there, but we do have an accident blocking the left hand travel lanes on 77 southbound before you make your way down to
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85 southbound bumper-to-bumper, delays northbound on 77, volume delays on providence road and albermarle. that is a check of traffic. >> christine: kristen miranda with three big stories. >> kristen: voters heading to the polls in five states including north carolina. three chicago police officers wounded last night, shot by a man police say is now dead, shot by police. a woman is being questioned. the officers should be okay. >> we should hear more from the iditarod, four time champion, record-setting time. >> christine: good stuff. thanks, kristen. a town in wisconsin is going irish in honor of st. patrick's day. >> john: a team of leprechauns arrived to change the name to new dublin. tradition began 30 years ago several people staged a parade on st. patrick's day. >> kristen: that has turned into
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>> christine: new dublin. >> christine: we need leprechauns around green.
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live local cov good morning. it is tuesday, march 15th, 2015. welcome to "cbs this morning." a pivotal primary day. donald trump hopes to knock out his rivals, and hillary clinton tries to expand her lead over bernie sanders. the worst flooding in more than 100 years threatens entire communities in the south. and we're in miami beach
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wild spring break parties. >> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 skojds. win. this is the place. i want to do it. ohio is going to make america great again. nomination. >> when you are inciting mob doing -- >> you can beat up people. that's what this campaign is don't worry about it. i'll pay the legal fees. that's a good thing to do. >> don't worry. you're ghoingt to get beat up in my rallies. >> do you worry about the image of the parties the longer -- >> i'm worried about the image of the country. >> millions of people cleaning up now from several days of record rainfall but they're now in the path of yet another

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