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>> andrea bocelli, juanes philadelphia orchestra. >> performing for the pope. nbc 10 is in rome as philadelphia liters lay out their plan to welcome pope francis to the city of brotherly love this fall. welcome back to nbc 10 news today. i'm rosemary connors. >> i'm vai sikahema. i walked into the studio about an hour ago and you asked can you feel the humidity? no, i can't. i know for my wife the women feel it before anybody else does. >> we feel it. >> let's get right to meteorologist bill henley with his first alert forecast. do you feel it, bill? >> step outside, vai, you'll feel it. it is muggier this morning. the real steamyiness will be here later this afternoon as the temperatures climb into the 90s. even at the shore we're looking at readings in the 90s. a first alert weather day, the heat wave with record temperatures this afternoon. we're likely to see storms develop this afternoon with damaging winds and possibly even
tornado activity. your hour-by-hour forecast, 76 at 7:00. by 10:00, 84 degrees and at 1:00, 92. that's hotter than it got all day yesterday. the temperatures will still be climbing at that hour. your neighborhood-by-neighborhood forecast when i come back in ten minutes. nbc 10's katy zachry is live in center city. how are you doing, katy? >> reporter: i'm actually doing pretty good vai. the sprinklersç are on here at logan circle we're getting some of the mist. this is a pleasant time of day, probably the only time of day you can describe it as pleasant. leading into today we're xpebing high heat and humidity. i spoke at length with the city's health commissioner. he was expecting to learn if there would be a heat advisory or warning around 4:00 this morning. that word came early from the national weather service. unfortunately scenes like this hot and humid scenes are not
too far off in our future. a heat advisory is in effect for philadelphia between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. today. the city's health department when they're expecting extreme temperatures like this they are in close contact with the national weather service. that agency assesses the conditions and determines if an advisory or warning is needed. an advisory is less severe than a warning. we've not had a warning all year. we had an advisory one other time in early june. when there's a heat warning, a number of additional city services are offered to keep people cool and inside. you are not being told to stay off the street because of your health in these extreme conditions but you are being advised to stay inside during the heat of the day. now, earlier and later when the sun isn't so harsh, there are great places in philadelphia where you can go and stay cool. i checked in with visit philadelphia for that and i'll have more tips on how to stay cool if you're visiting the city or want to get outside a little
bit. that's coming up in the next half hour. reporting live in center city katy zachry, nbc 10 news. >> watch that sprinkler hen you, katy. although it does look inviting right about now. the latest forecast and severe weather alerts sent straight to your phone with the nbc 10 news app. download it now. and jessica boyington with your first alert traffic this morning. we're out on the roosevelt boulevard around fox street. you can see that we're moving along just fine in both directions, southbound towards the schuylkill. northbound doing just fine as well. and out in north coventry, still watching that accident scene on 422 on the westbound side. that's still closed due to an earlier accident between route 100 and 662. on the freeway, we're doing okay there as well. a five-minute trip headed northbound from 55 up towards
the walt whitman bridge. no problems on the walt whitman bridge as well. the rest of area bridges are free and in the clear. no problems on the ben or the tacony palmyra. the philadelphia delegation in rome may have the opportunity to meet with pope francis tomorrow. archbishop charles chaput spoke one-on-one with nbc 10's chris cato not too long ago about the effort from the philadelphia community, especially the business community to make the world meeting of families and the papal visit a success this september. >> brought with us a number of benefactors for the event. they're going to have the opportunity to meet the pope tomorrow, so the pope can express his gratitude from the wonderful support we've had from the broader philadelphia community, the finances because this is an expensive proposition when you bring 1.5 million people together in one place. we're so grateful that people stepped up like they did to help us. >> from rome this morning, we also learned that andrea bocelli
will headline the festival of families on saturday september 26th. latin pop star juanes and the philadelphia orchestra are also set to perform. just yesterday here in philly, the world meeting of families hunger and homelessness committee unveiled its new mercy and justice initiative teaming up with project home they laid out their plan to fight homelessness poverty and hunger in philadelphia. it's a response to the pope's call to reach out and help those in need. the world meeting of families starts on september 22nd here in philadelphia. the pope will be here on that saturday, september 26th and the 27th. we'll have you covered leading up to visit and while he is here of course. shawn mcknight and kevin robinson are charged with beating a man in kensington in 2013 after originally saying that the victim assaulted them. the district attorney dropped charges against naji rivera
after his girlfriend found video that showed the attack. both officers are charged with assault and conspiracy. meanwhile the son of a philadelphia mob boss who's convicted of financial fraud will be sentenced later today. last year a panel found scarfo guilty of several counts after prosecutors say he and seven other people looted first plus financial and defrauded shareholders of $12 million. emergency medical staff at temple university hospital will be recognized for their response following the amtrak derailment. the secretary of pennsylvania department of health will present a certificate of recognition commending the staff for their service following the may 12th crash. seven people died that day, 200 others were injured. temple took on more passengers from the disaster than any other emergency room in the city. the danger from the deep makes a rare appearance at the jersey shore. >> i would stay out of the water until we figure this out. >> the jellyfish-like creature
that's made our way to this area and why experts say we could see a lot more of them and soon. 5:37 now. 74 degrees. hazy conditions. sun is up and a big warmup today, a first alert has been issued. a heat wave and the potential for severe thunderstorms this afternoon. your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when we come back.
]errruju your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. coming up on 20 minutes before 6:00. a warm start and we do have some clouds. this is a view from here at the nbc 10 studio. the clouds will be increasing this afternoon. we'll get filtered sunshine. enough sunshine for a big warmup during the day today. the temperatures and the humidity coming up look at the wind. it's coming out of the south. that's the much more humid air that's going to be here as the temperatures take off later this morning and this afternoon. that's when we'll reach into the
90s. ahead of storms you will feel the heat and humidity. these storms will drop the temperatures later today. unfortunately the storms could come with severe weather, damaging winds a possibility today. your neighborhood-by-neighborhood forecast, 81 for the pocono mountains, allentown, reading and quakertown low 90s. storms arrive this afternoon before they move in 94 for norristown trenton and mt. holly. even along the coastline, near 90 in atlantic city, 93 for rehoboth. and dover, 97 degrees, the high temperature. 95 in philadelphia. that's 2 degrees away from the record temperature, up to 95 for drexel hill and swedesboro. storms will drop these temperatures later today. and they'll be fast-moving storms. the storms move through today and then the possibility of damaging winds will be out of here by tonight. but this afternoon into the early evening hours that's when the potential for severe weather from the pocono mountains to the
lehigh valley, philadelphia and into delaware and south jersey will be with us. there is cooler drier air on the way. got the timing with the seven-day forecast when i come back in ten. and jessica boyington with your first alert traffic. we're starting things off on the vine street expressway where the ongoing construction is cleared out of the way. we're looking live right now at 8th street if our camera would work properly there. we have signs to watch out for in the area. all lanes open if you're headed westbound from the schuylkill expressway. it's a three-minute trip. same going eastbound in the opposite direction. on route 422, east coventry closed between route 100 and route 662 on 95 if you're moving through delaware you can see everything is moving along just fine there still. ten-minute trip if you're headed northbound or southbound from 295 up towards 495. we'll check in with new jersey
it's 74 degrees at 5 a 45. it's going to get to the 90s. temperatures and humidity rising. that green blob on your screen is the possibility of severe thunderstorms which will bring the temperatures down. but the storms are coming with it. a south jersey car collision company is showing off the dangers of the heat. check out the vehicle they have moving around mt. laurel burlington county. it shows the air temperature outside was 86 degrees at the time. here's the thing. the temperature inside the parked vehicle with no air conditioning on was 132 degrees. a reminder not to leave people or pets in cars under these conditions. check out these statistics from the national highway traffic safety administration. 636 kids died in hot cars from
1998 to 2014. of those, more than half about 336 children, were forgotten by their caregiver. 186 of those deaths were kids playing in unattended cars and 110 were intentionally left in hot cars. this morning, a pool specialist is investigating concerns at a public pool in montgomery county. after several parents reported that their children were injured while swimming. take a look at this. this is happening in the baby pool at the glenside swimming pool. that's on keswick avenue in glenside. an nbc 10 viewer sent us these pictures of his daughter with cuts on her toes and fingers. they're bandaged there. you can see it. this happened after a day of swimming at that pool. at least a dozen others have taken to facebook with similar complaints. we spoke to a cheltenham township official who tells us the staff checked all the pool's surfaces and looked for sharp objects that may have been in the pool but they haven't found anything yet. now to decision 2016 and
more of an nbc news/"wall street journal" poll on the race for the white house. the poll shows that one candidate is emerging as the front-runner, 75% of democratic voters picked hillary clinton as their top choice. she leads her closest competitor by 60 points. jim webb has not announced whether or not he's running. marten o'malley got 2% of the vote. the top republicans, jeb bush leads with 22 points scott walker with 17 points marco rubio with 14 and ben carson with 11. new jersey governor chris christie has not announced whether he will run but he is showing up in this poll he only received 4% of the vote. so far, 12 republicans are officially in the race for the gop nomination. only the top ten will be on the stage for their party's first debate in august. the poll also shows hillary clinton holds the early general election lead against the top republican white house
contenders. if you'd like to read more about this latest poll check out the nbc 10 news app. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 12 minutes before 6:00. like yesterday at this time the temperatures are much more normal. we should be in the 60s. we're in the 70s with hazy conditions and some thin clouds that will filter sunshine today but still going to be a quick warmup. 76 degrees to start with and the humidity is already higher. it will feel like it's in the upper 90s today. showers and thunderstorms, likely to arrive in the pocono mountains. before they get into the lehigh valley and then philadelphia and then delaware and south jersey they'll be moving in from the north and west. we'll be watching this camera from camel back. not in the area just yet but the line is making progress. we went on the air at 4:00. it wasn't in northwestern pennsylvania but it's already cleared lake erie and quickly
moving towards punxsutawney. through the erie area which has light rainfall bradford is about to get some of the heavier downpours. before the storms move in we have a big warmup. that will help fuel potentially srch weather-- severe weather this afternoon. at noontime, we could see temperatures in the low 90s. 1:00 this afternoon, storms popping up in philadelphia. those fast-moving storms will be an issue at 2:00 and into the late afternoon hours. by 4:00 this afternoon, the heaviest weather according to this computer model is in delaware and south jersey. storms are on the way along with hot, humid conditions. even hotter than yesterday and sunday. our first heat wave of the year. if we hit 97 that would be a record for today. tieing the record. storms may prevent that from happening. the storms get here earlier like that future weather shows, then there's a possibility the
temperatures will top out at 95 degrees today. tomorrow, much more comfortable. the humidity comes down. nace and comfortable and not as hot. 87 degrees. then even cooler for thursday. 86 the high temperature but look at friday. and the weekend. 80 on friday and showers will deliver temperatures in the low 70s saturday and sunday with sunshine back up to 80 monday. 10:06 this tuesday morning. i'm not really a guy that goes to the mall like most men but i could be persuaded to go to the mall to walk around. >> the mall or the movie theater, get ac blowing on you, take it easy. that's what we need. a lot of folks heading into work this morning. jessica boyington is keeping an eye on the traffic cameras. >> they're always the coldest places, i agree with that including this studio. we're starting off in maple shade on route 73 around route 38. you can see everything moving along just fine in all directions. everything is moving along, southbound, northbound no problems.
on the pa turnpike pretty much the same story. all work zones pretty much picked up for the morning. 22 minutes from route 1 to valley forge. no real problems there. mass transit no reported delays for septa, new jersey transit or the patco speed line. coming up at 6:00 p.m.a.m. i'll check in with 422. brady is appealing the he and the new england patriots deflated footballs before the afc championship game earlier this year. the team accepted the nfl's punishment, a $1 million fine and the loss of two draft picks. meanwhile, closer to home you can't deflate pucks and the flyers are ready for nhl draft week. check out the new beener on the side of the new wells fargo center featuring captain claude giroux. there he is. you can see it when driving past the arena on 95.
the flyers have ten picks, including two in the first round. we have good news to report about leah still this morning. >> she's the daughter of nfl player and former penn state player who has been battling cancer this morning. she's back at home. devin posted this photo with the caption reading back like she never left. the 5-year-old left children's hospital of philadelphia yesterday after spending the last seven weeks there. she was undergoing stem cell therapy for her cancer. >> hey, boo, how you feel about the doctor coming in here and telling you you can leave monday. >> i'm going home. i'm going home. >> she is a character. this is the video deaf stin still posted over the weekend showing the two celebrating the good news. congratulations from all of us here at nbc 10. >> we told viewers that would bring a smile to their face. >> she's beautiful. bird ban. we'll tell you about extra
it's about five till 6:00 a.m. police are investigating a home invacation on market street. this happened in just the past 30 minutes. police say two gunmen broke into the house. investigators say they arrested one of those suspects. they found him hiding in a bush nearby. they are searching for the second suspect and will continue to follow this breaking news and we'll bring you information as we get it into the newsroom. take a look at these shark attack t-shirts. you may be surprised to learn that they really haven't received negative attention or comments in a north carolina town after two people recently lost their limbs in separate shark attacks. the store ordered the decals two weeks before those attacks. store managers say a dozen shirts have already been sold. now to something you won't see at this year's delaware
state fair. duck and geese are band because of the bird flu. chicken, quail, pheasant is okay. the water fowl is what it's worried about. the state fair starts a month from today. leaders in pennsylvania are also taking precautions against bird flu. poultry and eggs coming in from out of state are going to be thoroughly tested. poultry and eggs will have a 72-hour testing period. the disease has been found in 20 other states killing more than 48 million birds. the most recent confirmation in michigan is only 150 miles from lake erie's pennsylvania shore. pennsylvania agriculture secretary russell reading reminds everyone, this is only a precaution. there's been no known health impacts. there's an egg shortage because of bird flu fears. as a result egg prices are going up. don't expect a huge price hike but restaurants which buy large quantities of eggs are feeling it. the biggest impact is felt in
the midwest. from the nbc 10 jersey shore bureau, if you plan to take a dip in the ocean to beat this heat beware. a dangerous creature has been spotted on lbi. take a look at this portuguese man 'o war. it has a severely painful sting and can even be deadly. they're usually found in the tropics but on rare oaks they can find their way to our area. beach patrol captain randy townsend tells us he found the man 'o war on sunday and posted an alert on facebook. >> a very nasty sting, almost like someone is scalding you with hot water almost. >> it's highly probable we'll see more of these show up on our beaches in the next week or so. >> the man 'o war normally floats on the water's surface. be warned. experts say they can inflict an excruciating sting after they
washed up on the beaches. >> you've tangoed with these man 'o war before. >> people get stung by them all the time in hawaii. i didn't realize how dangerous they can be. if you're allergic to bees they can be very dangerous. you're watching nbc 10 news. nbc 10 news at 6:00 a.m. starts right now. nbc 10 first alert weather breaking news. >> get ready. it's going to be hot and humid today. lm in center city with what philadelphia officials are doing to keep people safe as we hit near record heat. >> here is a live look at the first alert radar. by the afternoon, the heat will let up after potentially severe storms move in. we have you covered with the first alert forecast hour by hour. preparing for the pope. it's down to business today for the philadelphia delegation in rome. along with business comes the chance of a lifetime an opportunity to meet with the pope. we'll have details on that in just a moment. good morning, this is nbc 10 news today. i'm rosemary connors.
>> and i'm vai sikahema. it is a first alert day because of the heat and the threat to severe thunderstorms. let's get right to nbc 10 first alert meteorologist bill henley. bill, even behind us we can see the philadelphia skyline. it's hazy out there. >> we will see filtered sunshine high clouds and haziness. enough spine to send the temperatures into the 90s by early this afternoon. a first alert weather day this is day three of temperatures in the 90s and it will feel hotter today. near the record high of 97. the heat wave and then storms. storms could turn severe this afternoon and bring damaging winds. right now, 78 degrees. it's a warm start in philadelphia, northeast philadelphia. pottstown, doylestown and wrightstown all in the low 70s to start with. and the temperatures will warm from the 70s and into the 80s and the 90s this afternoon. right along the delaware river trail, you won't find a cooler hour today. the temperature by