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is the fox25 morning news. >> catherine: good morning to you, thursday morning, the last day of 2015. >> sara: unbelievable. >> catherine: unbelievable. he new year's eve. i am catherine parrotta in for gene lavanchy. >> sara: and weather is the big story. everybody wants to know what to wear tonight. stormtracker meteorologist shiri spear tracking the temperatures this morning with at wet roads. a big concern for the commute, shir. >> shiri: i'll tell you what, for reference the perfect way to see how it will feel at midnight. it will feel exactly like how the temperatures are right now. nashua, new hampshire, point. so temperatures actually dropping this hour back down to lawrence. we have kind of been flirting with freezing. points north of boston. watch out for icy
patches. steadiest rain southeastern mass. the south end of the pike is where you will find most of that wet weather. a little mist and fog to the north, but at 8:00 this morning
morning, temperatures finally climbing out of that freezing territory and bedfords for southeastern massachusetts. all lane plain south of the pike. by noonthyme, showers are done. showers will not last us any more than 10:00 this morning. by noontime, clouds are breaking up and temperatures that are in the lower 40s most spots and then during the afternoon, on and off clouds. and by 5 p.m., a lot of the suburbs dropping back into those 30s. highs 38 to 46 today. showers and fog before 10:00 this morning. it turns partly sunny. i have a look at that midnight forecast in just a few. now julie grauert with live drive time traffic. julie, what does it look like out there on the roads. >> julie: shiri, right
now expressway is where i am seeing the highest volume. average speeds of 17 miles per hour as you head past morrissey boulevard. things are fine 1 and 93 south and zakim bridge.
fog lingering. be careful of icy spots on the road. over to those live drive times. 13 minutes on route 1 from 128 to the tobin. 17 minutes on expressway from the braintree split to the pike. 22 minutes on 93 south from 495 to the leverett connector. catherine and sara, back to you catherine and sara, back to you. all right, still 2015 here, but happy new year to new zealand. happening right now the celebration of fireworks to bring in the new year here. hours from now, thousands are expected to turn out in copley square and the common. >> boston police are ready for the crowds. fox25's michael henrich is live at copley square with security. it will be tight to ring in 20 it will be tight to ring in 2015. michael. >> there will be a lot of police here at copley square for this first night. the 40th fifth night celebration here in boston. i want to set the scene a moment before we talk about security. take a look once again at these ice sculptures. one of the sculptors there
will be enjoyed by so many here in copley square in just a couple of hours. one of many ice sculptures all around. this version of first night will be different. it is not run by the city itself this year. it will be concentrated on copley square and on boston common and that's where the police will be concentrated as well although they will also be throughout the city. commissioner evans as you first heard in a live studio interview on fox25 news yesterday believes that the city has a good security plan in place so you can expect to see uniformed and undercover officers saturating the streets and the t stop and you can expect to see bomb-sniffing dogs working as well. >> a lot of undercover officers out there. there is a lot of assets but i am very confident like any event if you see anything out of the aerd, they ought to say something.
encourages everybody to come on into boston to enjoy first night. and to do so you will want to know the schedule. we will go into all of what you need to know before you come into boston for first night. that is coming up in the next 30 minutes in our live report. live from copley square, michael henrich, fox25 morning news. times square is ready to party tonight. new york city officials promise the big apple will be one of the safest places to ring in 2016. here is what it looks like live right now if we can bring up those photographs. streets in and around times square will close this morning to set up barricades and from his checkpoints. hundreds of thousands of people are expected to see the annual ball drop alongside 5,000 police officers. and we do have some breaking news oversees breaking news overseas right now about the investigation into the paris terror attacks. belgium prosecutors say a 10th suspect has been arrested this morning. the man was born in belgium. he is in his 20s. police arrested him in the same
some of the paris attacksers lived. prosecutors say they are investigating numerous cell phones that were found during the search. the suspect will appear before a judge within the next five days. also overseas, brussels has cancelled their fireworks display because of threats of a terrorist attack. the mayor of brussels made the decision after meeting with law enforcement and decided it was not worth the risk. 100,000 people showed up for last year's festivities and the mayor said no way to check everyone. bill cosby is out on $1 million bail this morning. here is his mugshot after he was officially charged with sexual assault. the comedian was booked in pennsylvania for a crime that allegedly took place a decade ago. mary maloney has the latest. >> mr. cosby is charged with aggravated indecent assault. >> reporter: bill cosby entered a pennsylvania court room and
aggravated indecent assault. his bail was set at $1 million. ran dry i can't constant was the first woman to publicly come forward and accuse cosby of sexual assault. wednesday's charge comes from a 2005 civil suit filed by constant. in that statement, he admitted to buying prescription quaalude to buying prescription quaaludes to give to women. he said it was always consensual. >> mr. cosby urged her to take pills that he provided to her and take wine, the effects of which rendered her unable to move or respond to his advances move or respond to his advances, and he committed aggravated indecent assault upon her. some 50-plus women have alleged similar sexual assaults over a period of four decades. attorney gloria alred is representing many of those women. >> for many of my 29 clients who allege they are victims of bill cosby, seeing him
him face a trial is the best christmas present they have ever received. >> reporter: cosby's lawyer released a statement saying that the charges come as no surprise and are unjustified. a preliminary hearing is scheduled for january 14. i am mary maloney reporting. cosby lives in western massachusetts and several of his accusers are from new england. christina ruly of windham, new hampshire claim the comedian drugged and assaulted her in 19 drugged and assaulted her in 1965. she calls the arrest a significant day for her. seven other women filed a criminal lawsuit against cosby in massachusetts. the attorney tells fox25 that the criminal case will provide evidence to support their civil suit. hulu says will keep every episode of "the cosby show" available for customers to watch. several networks stopped showing programs of any program feature featuring cosby. netflix and amazon prime do not stream it but offer other ways to watch it.
mexico to avoid going to prison mexico to avoid going to the u.s. 18-year-old ethan couch and his mother were arrested. they brought her into the airport in los angeles. her son filed a motion to remain in mexico for just a few more days. new surveillance video show the pair casually shopping right before they were arrested. couch fled to mexico after violating his probation. he was convicted of killing four people in a drunk driving crash but only received probation because he said he was spoiled by his rich parents. happening today, a man who drove his car into a pond in hamilton is expected to be in court breaking on the fox25 morning news yesterday. our cameras were there as james chase walked out of the hamilton police department. police say he was drunk, speeding and did not have head lights on when the car plunged into the water. chase was not hurt, and the car was pulled from the pond a short time later. roads in the area were slick when the crash happened. happening this morning, police on the cape will
continue to search for a yarmouth man reported missing 11 days ago. william fleming's family said he was last known driving a pickup truck. police found that truck on a secluded road eight days later and aggressively searching the area ever since. more than 100 people on board a flight to maine are sleeping at hotels in rhode island. the pilot of an allegiant air the pilot of an allegiant airline plane from sanford, florida to bangor forced to make an emergency landing at t f green airport. some passenger smelled smoke in the cabin before the flight was diverted. >> my girls were sitting the back and they said it was really, really hot and smelled like smoke behind their feet. >> sara: fire fighters were waiting for the plane when it touched down. passengers have been booked on another flight which leaves at 11:00 this morning. new this morning the mbta sunday fire again. a new federal report says the t is not maintaining its tracks which isn't good news as we
fox25's jessica reyes live at the oak grove station in malden with reaction from commuters, jess? >> catherine, a new report means a number of serious safety issues with the t mainly with maintenance and services for disabled people. we spoke with a number of passengers here at the station at oak grove at the end of the orange line. many of them say they have not seen much of a change at all since last winter. >> with the worst of winter still ahead, a brand-new report is out saying the t still has a long way to go on a number of safety issues. >> i don't see any difference. i mean, the summer, you know, the last few weeks. they are always having a problem every day. >> reporter: the report was done by the federal transit administration and found a number problems number problems with the mbta, specifically its maintenance plan and service for riders with disabilities. riders we spoke to say they are nervous ahead of the next few months. >> they are sporadic, you know what i mean.
going to come. >> reporter: among the problems the agency found, the mbta lacks maintenance plans for subway and trolley tracks. the ride which is the door-to-door service uses for disabled riders and boston harbor cruises that operates the mbta ferry boats. the oak grove station in malden was mentioned by name in that report saying it was not accessible at all for disabled riders right now. >> a ramp or get over to the elevator. they struggle to get over to the elevator and on and off of it. >> and the mbta says be exorbitantly expensive to get everything up to par. coming up in 30 minutes, how much they say this could all cost. live in malden, jessica reyes, fox25 morning news. new at 6:00, another high-rise may change the skyline over the back bay. according to the globe, boston properties filed a notice with the cities to build a tower above back bay station between clarendon and dartmouth streets
the complex will feature office space, housing and retail stores. details about the to you remember still being worked out remember still being worked out. the proposal will need to win community approval to move forward. we track traffic and weather together every ten minutes. a 16-minute commute on the expressway northbound from the braintree split to columbia road. shiri? >> shiri: 34 degrees in boston and we are going up to 35 at 7 a.m. and the same at 8 a.m. with remaining showers. i will show you what time your town dries up for good next. 6:12. a woman wages a battle with a robber breaking into her house. how her air conditioning unit kept the guy out and what she
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6:15. meteorologist shiri spear here and the showers continue to sink south of boston. a little mist still in the city and some fog. the steadiest rain falling from the south shore over to providence, rhode island and down to the south coast. a local mother hopes to reunite with a good samaritan who helped her family after a car accident. maria benway lost control of her car on interstate 495. the car skidded off the road and crashed into a tree. a nursing student saw the accident and stopped to help. she called 911 and kept benway she called 911 and kept benway's children calm. >> i am freaking out, and i have the kids in the back. and i am trying to calm the kids down and having another person who understands because she is a mom, is really, like
she did for me. >> catherine: benway used face book to find the woman and they days. a 10-year-old used lessons he learned at school to save his brother after carbon monoxide went through their house. he woke up to hear a beeping. he knew it was the carbon monoxide because of a state-funded program he did at school. his 5-year-old brother his 5-year-old brother josh was the only other person in the home and he woke up and woke him up. >> he saved my life. >> sara: josh heard the beeping but was half asleep and went back to bed before he came in to wake him up. the fire chief is planning to recommend braden for a reward with the state for his bravery. acton fire fighters battle a dangerous situation. one of their fire trucks caught fire. the chief tells us fire
the engine compartment on fire. they moved the truck outside to the station wasn't damaged. >> just a bad time of the year for one thing, and we -- we wanted to make sure we didn't lose a station. the guys did an awesome job of getting the vehicle out and putting the fire out. >> sara: the department is still trying to determine how to truck caught fire. good thursday morning. pike moving along fine from hopkinton to framingham into the newton area. the slow spot is the expressway the slow spot is the expressway. average speeds.15 miles per hour. as we take you out for a live look, the stalled car on the southbound lanes rights over exit. northbound lanes. your live drive times. 24 minutes on the strike 495 to mass avenue. 17 minutes on the expressway pike. 22 minutes on 93 south from 495 to the leverett connector. meteorologist shiri spear joining us now.
brighter and drier weather just hours away. so hold on through this kind of foggy and wet morning commute. >> reporter: that's right. between 7 and 10, showers are gone, and by noontime, julie, the clouds will break apart. a world of difference. like completely different day, but right now in boston, visibility, hey, has gone up just a touch here. now one and a half miles. temperature has not moved. we are still at 34 in boston which means we are just above freezing so not worry freezing so not worried about ice in the city itself, but we do have to watch points north of boston where we still have that 32. that 32. couple of readings at 31 degrees in southern new hampshire. drive by 8 a.m. in boston. even now has dissipated into a mist. clearing and 30s for your night clearing and 30s for your night. friday, watching for flurries and possibly a quick snow squall friday night which is a brief burst of snow that will impact one or two towns total in southern new england. hard to forecast those.
tons and tons of clouds. wet weather kind of limited. steadier rain focus over southeastern massachusetts now and i do realize quite damp along the mass pike and north of the pike. and you are going to catch a lot of spray from other vehicles on the car. so just remember, you are driving in, and you are using the windshield wipers this morning and watch out for areas like fitchburg at only 32 degrees right now. one of the spots where we are still freezing and temperatures will be close to freezing around 8 a.m. after that above freezing. upper 30s. that's it for your highs in the fitchburg area. boston at 34 degrees now. not going to be freezing there. we have got the potential for a little drizzle through about 8:00 this morning, but then we are dry. look how nicely it brightens up this afternoon. partly sunny. and for the afternoon, we got middle 40s. it is going to be even a little bit milder in spots like plymouth at 42 with rain and fog right now. it is going to take until mid afternoon to really truly start
temperatures in the mid if not the upper 40s later today. so future cast taking you hour by hour and you can see that we only have a couple of lingering sprinkles at 7 a.m. like i said 10 a.m., away from the souther cape. we are all dry. noontime comes along and you can see the breaks in the clouds and we have on and off clouds to get to during the afternoon and north of the stay bit more cloud cover tonight into northern mass, southern new hampshire versus southeastern massachusetts. but midnight, it is dry for everybody here in new england. 7:00 tomorrow morning. what do you know. more dry weather and a little optimistic and a little bright. i will keep us partly cloudy for your friday. i wanted to talk about things at 8 p.m. because single little burst of snow on radar here close to worcester, but honestly, anybody is at risk for getting a couple of flakes friday night. not going to do any kind of accumulation. real patchy stuff and accumulation will be essentially nothing. but this afternoon we have temperatures up to 44 in boston
38 in worcester. 46, plymouth and how about 60 degrees nantucket later today. midnight temperatures close to freezing across the board. seven-day forecast for the weekend always in view for tomorrow. let's head up to 41 with a few flurries, especially late in the day, but breezy and 40s into the weekend. back to you. 6:21. a dream vacation turns into a nightmare. coming up the disturbing discovery made on a cruise ship that looks like it came straight from you a horror movie.
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she said youth and beauty are not accomplishments. so nice lesson from her. >> catherine: good for her. kind of an interesting story. a wife buys her husband a pair of jeans for the holiday and come shipped directly from the store and what does he find in the pocket, something he doesn't expect, somebody's wedding ring. >> catherine: i can't believe that. >> julie: they are brand-new jeans. the ring was engraved and something special and they are trying to figure out who it belongs to and how exactly it got to him. >> catherine: i wonder if his husband got in trouble with his wife saying that lost the ring. >> julie: hopefully the other couple was married or could cause some confusion. shiri has a check on the forecast. >> shiri: don't take off the wedding band, won't be an issue. the new year's eve forecast. 32 degrees at midnight. how we go from wet to dry
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and good morning, everyone, and happy new year's eve. i am sara underwood. >> catherine: i am catherine parrotta in for gene lavanchy. a cold morning. kind of dismal when i was on my way in. we will see a warm-up for tonight's celebration. storm tracker meteorologist shiri spear is here with your new year's forecast. >> shiri: things will dry out into your new years. fog and showers. even a couple of ice he spots. visibility down a mile in beverly and lawrence and close to that in boston and new bedford. going to be kind of one of those yucky starts to the day. light rain for marshfield to plymouth to new bedford and fall river, but upper 30s, lower 40s mean there are no icing concerns right here in southeastern massachusetts. and we have got, of course, that mist and drizzle that continue for the cape. even boston kind of misty right now at 34 degrees. check out these freezing places like millis, 32. framingham, 32. same for lowell and haverhill to pelham, new hampshire up to
nashua, shrewsbury, hopkinton. the spots. night. it is still a little bit damp out there and thats wrae some of the back roads, especially that haven't been treated have the potential of having that little bit of ice. so so close right now. we are in the cusp of freezing. 34 degrees right now in boston. and warming out for ice mostly to the north and west. noon dry and turns partly sunny later today and by 7 p.m., 37 degrees. that midnight forecast in a few that midnight forecast in a few. julie grauert up with live drive time traffic. >> julie: shiri, right now the most volume on the expressway. most of us are in holiday mode so not the typical delay. average speeds 14 miles per road. pike bright green. traffic flow moving along nicely. still a little foggy and the roads are wet so you may encounter some ice. live drive times. 13 minutes on the pike from the weston tolls to the ted williams tunnel. 13 minutes on 95 from 495 to
12 minutes 128 northbound from university avenue to the weston tolls. sara and catherine, back to you sara and catherine, back to you. if you want to head into boston to celebrate the new year, you don't have to wait very long. >> catherine: things will kick off long before 2016 gets here. michael henrich is live with what you need to know if you were headed in to first night. michael? >> reporter: hey, good morning. it is going to be a fantastic day. i just got my hands a minute ago on some of these programs that talk about the entire schedule of events today, and it will kick off at noon here at the stage at copley square. this is the 40 m first night celebration here in boston. and i just spoke with the director director of the event. you will hear from him on camera. we are working to turn that interview around. you will hear from him directly in 30 minutes, but he said one of the things that people need to know truly that the t is the best way to operate tonight. the best way to get around. and the mbta will stop
run until 2 a.m. most of the lines will run on a modified weekday schedule. if you are driving, feed the meter. the regular street parking meter rules are in effect. when it comes to the celebrations, the music starts at noon. at 6 p.m., the parade goes from here at copley down boylston to the boston common. and then there are two fireworks displays right at the end of the parade at 7:00 on the common, there will be that family-friendly fireworks show, and family time friendly fireworks show and, of course, the main event over the harbor at midnight. a light show here at copley square. boston mayor marty walsh is encouraging people to come in for a fun, safe night. >> come out and, again, enjoy the city of boston. i think it has been said several times if you see something out of the orlando, grab a police officer. you will see one on the street. call 911, we follow up on
it will be a great night. >> reporter: as mayor walsh said, as you heard yesterday morning in a live stud grow news with the boston police commissioner, the city believes they have a strong, safe security plan in place and he will utilize it throughout the day and reporting live on new year's eve at copley square, michael henrich, fox25 morning news. times square also ready to party. new york city officials promise the big apple will be one of 2016. streets in and around times square are closed this morning so crews can set up barricades and police checkpoints. a million people are expected to gather in times square to see the annual ball drop along see the annual ball drop alongside 5,000 police officers. also overseas, brussels have cancelled their new year's eve fireworks display because of threats of an extremist attack. the mayor of belgium's capital made the decision after meeting with law enforcement and decided it is not worth the risk.
last year's festivities and the mayor said there is no way to check everyone. following dozens of allegations, bill cosby has now officially been charged with felony sexual assault. the actor and comedian is out on $1 million bail this morning on $1 million bail this morning. he was charged with three counts yesterday stemming from a 2005 lawsuit by andrea constan. she was the first woman to come forward and accuse cosby of sexual assault. 50 him all seen here have accused cosby of assault over four decades. a hearing will be set for january 14. new this morning, the mother of a texas teenager who fled to mechanicco to avoid going to prison is now back in the u.s. 18-year-old ethan couch and his mother were arrested earlier this week. u.s. marshals brought her into the airport in los angeles around 3:00 this morning. her son filed a motion to remain in mexico for a few more days. new surveillance video show the pair casually shopping before
couch fled to mexico after violating his probation. he was convicted of killing four people in a drunk driving crash, but only received probation because he said he parents. police are trying to determine what caused the crash that nearly killed four secret service agents. those agents were protesting former secretary of state hillary clinton. they were driving in wakefield, new hampshire monday when another car crossed 9 another car crossed the double yellow line and slammed right into them. police believe the driver of that car 45-year-old bruce danforth had just passed another car before the crash. danforth was killed on the scene and police said he should not have been behind the wheel. >> mr. danforth did not possess a valid driver's license at the time of the accident. mr. danforth was known to us and he has an extensive criminal history. >> sara: investigators are awaiting for a toxicology report for danforth's autopsy.
seriously hurt. state police are looking for the car that was passed or anyone else who may have seen the car before the crash. a local mom shaken up after a man nearly broke into her home while she was inside with her little boy. the man tried to get in by busting through the ac unit. it happened at her home on west broadway in boston when she was for bed. when she heard the man trying to come in through the window, she fought back. >> i looked out the shed, and i saw the guy and was like, whah! at this point pushing in my ac and at the same time i was pushing it out toward him. >> catherine: she said that man eventually walked away and police have somebody in custody this morning. a new report this morning say that mbta is putting safety at risk for failing to maintain trains and tracks. jessica reyes is live at oak grove station in malden and one of the t stops mentioned in this. >> reporter: sara, the oak grove station in malden, the
station named in that report and you can see here, the station right here. we have been watching people come and go since 5:15 this morning and named in this report, and its no the accessible at all for disabled riders right now. the report was done by the federal transit administration and a number of issues with the mbta specifically with its maintenance plan and service with riders with disabilities. the mbta says it will cost more than $7 billion to get up to speed, and we just spoke with some riders here at the oak grove station. they say they are a bit concerned of the next few months after last winter. >> i don't see any difference. i mean, the summer, the last few weeks. they are always having a problem every day. >> reporter: among the problems that the agency found they lack maintenance plans for subway and trolley tracks. the ride that they use for disabled riders and boston harbor cruises by operate the
coming up in 30 minutes, i am hearing from some riders who say the services for disabled people is seriously lacking at the oak grove station. live, jessica reyes. a boston bar where a man was killed on thanksgiving will not face any judgment. mbta officer was shot outside the entrance of who's on first on youngkey way. owners of the bar and before a licensing board. the board ruled no connection between the bar and the shooting. the bar said it was an unforeseeable offense. they and before the licensing board at least eight times. a new report show boston had fewer murders and more convictions than other cities its side. they report 14 fewer homicides in the hub this year. officers investigated 54 murders in 2014 and 40 in 2015 murders in 2014 and 40 in 2015. of those cases 80% resulted in convictions.
governor baker is preparing for his first state of the commonwealth address thursday january 21. he is expected to talk about his priorities for 20 his priorities for -- for 2016 including addressing the opioid crisis in our state, creating more jobs and, of course, the budget. a new report say the rumor a new report say the rumored indy car race in boston's seaport is officially going to happen. the indianapolis business journal says the organizers of the boston grand prix has signed a letter of intent. the race will take place labor day weekend on streets near the boston convention and exhibition center. >> we track weather and traffic every ten minutes. 22-minute commute on 93 south from 495 in andover to the zakim bridge as an average speed of 60 miles per hour. i slow it down a bit. we are seeing icy patches on the road. shiri. >> shiri: yeah, temperatures will be temperatures that i am talk around midnight.
common for fireworks. 37 degrees and just a few clouds. i am keeping it dry and almost crowd free in west word, hampton beach, worcester. i will take you hour through hour through clearing sky coming up next. a holiday frank goes too far. coming up next, why the grinch in this christmas story isn't the bad guy.
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gun in the attack that left 14 people dead. investigators said he planned terror attacks with san bernandino shooter syed farook in 2011 and 2012 but never carried them out. as of this morning marquez has never entered a plea. a terrifying moment on a caribbean cruise ship that is straight out of a horror movie. the video of what they discovered is pretty graphic. they were heading on board the carnival ecstasy when they saw blood tripping from a elevator. a crewmember died doing electrical work on that elevator. davis and his family were horrified. >> to look and see the elevator with just blood coming down like a sheet and not stopping. it was a reallife scene of "the shine shining." >> sara: the crewmembers's death is under investigation.
counseling services for he and his family. a plane landing in calgary and several passengers were hurt. the air canada was on its way from shanghai to toronto when the turbulence hit. passengers said it was terrifying. 21 people got hurt including three children. injuries. the plane was able to land safely. surveillance video captured two girls ruining an elaborate light display in california. every year the homeowner dresses up like a grinch and creates the flashing light hoe. the entire community comes up and poses with pictures for him but things have ended early. two girls unplugged some of the lights and take too long to reprogram the display. >> we have 272 extension cords just in mine yard alone, with what happened, i just can't get it put back in time. >> catherine: one of the girls in the video has reached out to the homeowner to apologize. on this new year's eve, things are quiet.
rockland through weymouth into the braintree area. the major roads, 24, 95 moving along nicely as you make your way to 128. expressway, that's where i am seeing the highest volume right now with speeds -- average speeds of 20 miles per hour as you head past the gas tanks. here are those live drive times. 11 minutes on route 3 from 228 to the split. 12 minutes on 24 from 106 to 128. 24 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split to columbia road. fox25 storm tracker weather meteorologist shiri spear joining us. and shiri, i know you said 7 a.m. is a time when things were going to start
to make changes. is that still tracking along those lines? >> shiri: between 7 and 10 a.m. is when we dry out for good. the fog lift as well, but for the time being, this system is going to pass by to our south and pull away from the coast. as it pulls away we get the improvements. this one right here is stalled out to our north. we are kind of wedged in between systems today and as a result, we will deal with some
8 a.m., i still have a couple of sprinkles out there down across
the cape and the south shore. but look how quickly it exits the area by 10 a.m. showers are gone. clouds are breaking up. and we deal with partly sunny skies from noontime and beyond. into the afternoon, it is looking decent out there. the further north you go. the more clouds you will bump into. but at midnight tonight, not a raindrop or a snowflake out there. it is just a few clouds. the wind not going to be an issue either. as far as new england, new year eve goes, this will be two thumbs up and a good one. 36 degree right now in boston. visibility going up again this half hour. so we have continued to see slight improvements. visibility up to two miles now which isn't great but not that bad. it is not sense fog by any means. it is just going to be kind of foggy and damp out there now in 8 a.m., 36 degrees. boston is not freezing. areas north of the mass pike, we have towns and cities sprinkled in there at 32
39 at 8 a.m. 42 at noontime and middle 40s for highs in and around the boston area. hot spots are going to come out of southeastern massachusetts. i have plymouth at 46 degrees. same in bridgewater. foxborough, 46. 47 from mare vard to mattapoisett to wareham. that sounds good and you can compare it to what we have in central massachusetts with worcester and athol all stuck in the middle 30s. a 10-degree temperature range from southeastern massachusetts to northwestern mass and southwestern new hampshire this afternoon. that is at 38 degrees. fitchburg and manchester at 40. lawrence and portsmouth at 41. boston, 43. plymouth, 46. hyannis 47 and nantucket 50 degrees. these are midnight temperatures and boston at 34. we have the burbs back into the lower 30s. almost what you feel now is going to be exactly what you have at midnight tonight. tomorrow's shy going to be up
most of the day 99% of the day is going to be dry here tomorrow under partly cloudy skies, we have a couple of flurries and potential for a lonely snow squall on friday night. over the weekend wake up to the 20s. highs in the 40s. lower 40s. more flurries on monday followed by brighter conditions tuesday into wednesday and i know some of are you really looking forward to the winter classic at gillette. temperature 39 degrees. i am keeping it chilly and partly cloudy. back to you. severe floods continue across the midwest this morning. take a look at 15 and missouri. that is a house that was floating down river as it slams into the bridge there. homes and businesses across the region have been swallowed up by floodwaters and this morning an entire city has been closed or street has been closed in both directions because of flooding. 24 people have been killed so far. police say most of the people
fo a littleton man risks his thrive retrieve his drone that landed in the middle of a froze landed in the middle of a frozen pond and he walked on the ice to get it back. after a few steps in, he fell right through the surface. the fire chief said the man went in up to his knees and was able to get out on his own. fire fighters recommend flying drones in fields and other open areas to avoid getting into a dangerous situation. worcester city manager admits that the city should have done a better job preparing for this week's snow. he addressed city residents in this letter posted on the city's twitter account. didn't have enough dpw crews in place to prepare for the brought. many of the streets were covered in slush and ice. to fix the problem crews in worcester were salting the roads all day yesterday. the driver of this minivan wellesley. you can see why.
clearing his windshield. the whole thing is covered in snow except for that small hole right in front of the steering wheel. wellesley police posted this photo on facebook to remind people how important it is to clear the snow from your ice and car. three police officers honored for risking their lives for rescue for rescuing a 85-year-old woman from a fair. a fire. they all rushed inside to save the 85-year-old woman simply known as missiley. >> got -- as miss ellie. hit with smoke and health and i dropped to the ground, all the smoke went to the hallway and i could see her into the apartment. >> sara: during yesterday's ceremony, officer larochelle said he thought he was going to die inside of that home. the victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition. still no word what caused the fire. 6:55. and preparations are under way for you in year's eve in boston. coming up at 7:00, the extra
plus, republican jeb bush is making a big move in some states. why it could signal the end of his campaign. the chance of rain is going to be dropping through 10:00 this morning. that is the last of it today keeping it dry for your new year's eve. but tomorrow it is not rain, announcer: 3 republican governors. but which governor won national praise for tough leadership handling nine hurricanes? which governor made his state number one in job creation? which governor led the fight to stop obamacare expansion in his state? and which governor laid out a tough plan to destroy isis months before the paris attacks? jeb bush.
new year's eve. >> sara: boston police festivities. what families expect when heading into the cities. >> catherine: new charges for bill cosby. what it could for dozens of other women who say he taxed them too. complete new england news coverage starts right now. >> catherine: good thursday also new year's eve. happy last day of 2015, i'm lavanchy. >> sara: i'm sara underwood. the big question that everyone seems to be asking, what will the weather be like for tonight's festivities, what should we wear? storm tracker shiri spear is here with the look at the first night forecast, but first, roads. >> shiri: temperaturewise you to wear today.