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you, 6:00 a.m., saturday, april 8. here's some of the stories we're following for you on "action news." nearly 60 missiles anile -- an three people rushed to the hospital after a car crashes and overturned on kelly drive overnight. first up, meteorologist chris sowers is helping you plan your weekend with the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. can we say it was cold? it was down right cold. you get windchills in the 30s, i consider that cold. let's get you outside, i consider it cold this morning, air temperatures above the freezing mark north and west, south and east in the 40s,
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basically in the middle of april we're seeing the chilly temperatures, it's colder right now than it was in the month of february. first thing that out, right? temperature, 34. bethlehem, 35. lake harmony, 30. pottstown, 34. malvern, 37 and media, 38. 38 degrees mount laurel, 39. villas, 43, you can subtract 5 or 6 degrees from the numbers you saw there. bundle up. by afternoon you can clear see there's nothing going on. we're kicking the storm out to sea that brought severe rain and are torrential rains to the parts of the area. cloudy skies are off to the east right now. high pressure building in. still breezy, it will be the low
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50s, a big improvement. we're going back to the 80s in the seven-day forecast, i'll let you know when it arrives in about ten minutes. >> look forward to it, chris, thank you for the update. kelly drive is closed in both directions because of this accident take a look at this, a ford mustang rolls over near ferry road. this happened this morning. three people hurt, one critically injured in this. police say speeding played a role in the accident. again, if you're heading out this morning, kelly drive is closed in both directions at ferry road because of the accident. the intense nighttime wave of missile strikes that were fired on a syrian air base may be just the beginning. this morning, pentagon is looking into russia was involved in the chemical assault that
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compelled donald trump to launch his first major military strike. kenneth moten has more. >> reporter: president trump strategy congress asking what's next. 60 tomahawk missiles launched from warships in the mediterranean. >> assad choked out the lives of helpless, men, women and children. it was a slow and brutal death. >> reporter: syria and it's ally russia calling the strike an act of aggression saying it helped isis fighters. the pentagon notified the russians before the attack and say they warned syria forces. the pentagon is investigating whether russia had involvement in the chemical attacks. >> the united states took measured steps last night we are
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prepared to do more. >> reporter: lawmakers asking for comprehensive strategy. the top republican defending president trump. >> i think this strike was about don't use chemical weapons again. >> reporter: democrats and republicans criticized the president for taking action without congressional approval. >> you have to come to congress and tell congress what is involved what is the ends game. >> reporter: vice president will likely be the point person over the next few days to brief congress for the broader strategy on syria. kenneth moten capitol hill. many syrians live -- living in the lehigh valley say president trump's strike in syria was a mistake. they say isis presence could grow in syria and beyond.
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they support president trump because he vows to fight isis, but hands off when it comes to the assad regime. we'll have continuous updates on syria here and and facebook and twitter. from the delaware newsroom, a predator that kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl at plumb -- plum creek. the girl was lured into a vehicle as she played on sugar plum court. she was discovered walking in banning park missing clothing. medical pester they will at a hospital determined -- medical personnel at a hospital determined she had been sexually assaulted.
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new castle county police and fbi involved in the search for the predator. police believe cyber bullying may have pushed a 9th grader to suicide. police are trying to determine what if any charges will be filed in the case. >> reporter: grief counselors were on hand at the high school where the 9th grader attended. many students left school early, hundreds gathered to grieve at a nearby church where the 9th grader volunteered every sunday to help younger churchgoers. >> it shows how special she is. >> reporter: police are investigating whether cyber bullying may have driven the girl to take her own life. she received a text from a fellow student which is so vulgar we can't show you.
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>> it was a very consistent issue. >> reporter: montgomery county mobile crisis service said cyber bullying is a cyber thread in seen susan asbell -- suicide. >> you have to one to three adults you can go to with stresses, things in your life that are hard. >> reporter: the school superintendent released a statement. church leaders are also offering help. this sunday we'll have another vigil for her to honor her, but yeah we want to continue to be support, we want everyone to know, we are hear and people are here to listen. >> reporter: there will be counselors on hands today from
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10:00 a.m. to noon at the auditorium. 6:07. a man has been found guilty in the death of a good samaritan in wilmington, delaware, 26-year-old calvin hooker would say convicted of murder found guilty of stabbing and killing 27-year-old cunningham in wilmington's square in 2015. he stepped in when he noticed hooker was chasing a woman push push ago baby in are a trolley. he faces 21 years to life in prison. pennsylvania state troopes said they found an army manual called sniper training and employment, plus, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, eric frein is on trial for the shooting that killed one trooper and injured another.
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this vigil was held to remember the victims of violence in our area. family and friends gathered at the firstnitarian church in center city. this is the 16th year for this event. from our new jersey newsroom, there's good news for atlantic city casinos, gross operating profits increased by 7% that's following a three year period in which 5 of the 1 casinos shut down. the remaining casinos earned $587 million. borgata posted the largest profit bringing in $245 million. cross country traveling got a little easier. we have details on which airline is adding direct flights from philadelphia. it's getting easier and easier
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to pay for your purchases. we have information on how amazon made shopping a bit more convenient to for you. a twister blamed for leaving a path of destruction in virginia. >> reporter: gray, blustery and cold once again, you'll need the heavy winter coat, but it's suddenly summer in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, testers skyrocketing into the 80s. i'll let you know when it arrives when we come right back. z26vgz z5yz
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? this morning, the cleanup continues for three tornadoes that hit parts of washington, d.c. and northern virginia. a young child died in the flooding. fire crews worked to restore power to homes days after twisters ripped through the deep south. meteorologist, in a few days, people will love you. >> reporter: how was for a weather slap in the face, there were 16 days in the month of february that were warmer than yesterday. >> that's not a slap, that's a punch. >> reporter: that's a combination of punches. we have a big improvement in the seven-day forecast, our first touch of summer weather is on the way. you can see the clouds working out to sea, that's the back edge of the clouds and showers from
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yesterday. flip it over to the radars, we expect the weather to stay that way for the upcoming week. we have .07 of rain expected. 58 degrees is the high, three degrees shy of the seasonal average of 61. wind speeds you can see the arrows ten to 15 miles per hour, the poconos stronger than that. a slight breeze this morning, it will begin to relax later this afternoon. those winds will put feels-like temperatures in the 20s north and west, teens for the mountains, dover, 31. 33 in philadelphia and trenton and cape may, checking in at 35. here's satellite and radar, there goes that storm that brought the heavy rains, the ferocious weather, thursday was a mess, lots of flooding out there. that's up here, now farther to the north, northern portions of
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new england, maine, the canadian maritimes and places like that. high pressure starts to work in from the southwest. this is the good guy he'll bring us sunny skies through tuesday afternoon as it holds all this weather to the west. it can't penetrate the high, so it will slowly nudge its way east. in the meantime, the winds strengthen from the southwest, that means the warmer temperatures move in from the dixie south, all the way up to new england and the great lake states. yesterday was in the 40s, today we're 58, 59. sunday afternoon wall-to-wall blue skies, high temperatures in the upper 60s. then we fast forward into monday and tuesday, all of a sudden we are in the upper 70s, low 80s. this model tops us out at 77 there are others that top us out at 8o tuesday, the high shoots to 82 or 83.
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the warm weather is on the way, the rain is about to go away. philadelphia, 3 1/2 inches of rain. allentown, more than 3. trenton more than 3. that's almost a month of rain in a week. this weekend coming up we have .07th of an inch forecasted. that's the pattern change we'll see. upper 50s, close to 60 degrees, mostly sunny, we'll call it breezy. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, look at these numbers, 58 today. sunday and warm, sunday, 68. monday, 80 degrees near record highs we're posting 82. i've seen forecast models, 83 or 84. that's 60 degrees shy of 90. that's a record if we hit 84. wednesday, 72. thursday, 68 degrees and good friday, 64 degrees.
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>> people will love you next week. >> reporter: hopefully it will continue and it is not just the week. 6:18 it was a big night for the philadelphia orchestra, the philadelphia academy of vocal arts presented the conductor with his achievement the current music director of the philadelphia or which he orchese next director of the metropolitan opera. both organizations were on hand to pay tribute to the maestro.
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>> so glad you stayed with us on a saturday morning, 6:20 a.m., 40 degrees, sky6 live hd over the philadelphia international airport. if you remember yesterday it was cold, windy, gloomy, gray, not this weekend, the sun is returning. meteorologist chris sowers has the details for you in just a bit. you'll have more options for cell phone service, comcast has entered the wireless world, xfinity mobile will feature unlimited data plan for 45 to $65 a month. it will be available to customers who pay for internet service. amazon cash offers shoppers
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the ability to add money directly to their account. they can request a bar code for their phone, you take the bar code to any company partner locations and the cashier can add money directly into the customer's amazon account. a new deal means 600 jobs at the majestic plant in the lehigh valley will be saved and major league uniforms will be made at the facility. iffanatics have purchased majestic. in a collective bargaining agreement, the workers will stay. they will continue to make baseball uniforms and fan gear which they have been doing since 1982. you will have more options booking flights from philadelphia to los angeles, alaska airlines will offer direct flights to the city of angels this september. the new route comes a year after the airline announced it would
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add a daily flight from philadelphia to san francisco in august. the service will be non-stop beginning september 2. >> reporter: all right, welcome
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back everyone, 6:24 a.m., saturday morning, we've got a nice one coming up. lots of sunshine out there, finally warming, 58 degrees, urned a mostly sunny sky. 1:00 p.m., 54, 5:00 p.m., 58 degrees. big improvement, speaking of big improvement, the phillies forecast against the nationals 7:05. tonight's night game will be
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warmer than yesterday's day game. clear skies, 50s and 40s. high pressure will be skirting its way from west to east, just like this getting into the carolinas and the virginias tuesday. the winds will come in on the backside in a southwesterly direction, we'll see 80s come monday and tuesday. it's chilly out there right now, but it's suddenly summer next week. >> it's a busy day at the sports complex in south philadelphia. the flyers play at home this afternoon, 76ers and phillies are in action tonight. ducis rogers has more on the phillies home opener yesterday. >> reporter: george, we'll start start -- george, -- good morning we'll start out with the phillies. phillies home her has pomp and
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circumstance as is tradition, 89 team enters through the stands. jason worth takes him out, his 20th career home run against the phillies. the nats taking a 7-0 lead. 7-1 in the 7th. ball gets away and bounces back to the catcher. a costly play. phillies mount a comeback, that's freddie galvis launching 2-run homer in the 9th inning. 7-6 ballgame. get the rally caps on. tieing run on first base, but he grounds out to end it, the phillies lose this game, 7-8. >> you get to the innings and you don't give your guys the opportunity to come out on top, battling the way we did at the end, it's a lack of performance
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on my end. the eagles latest acquisition, the birds acquired him in a trade to baltimore. >> i got to do what i got to do to take this to the next level. >> reporter: josh heart won the julius irving award. he averaged wetter than 18 points per game. flyers host columbus this afternoon, with a shot at the post season, there's nothing to play for. >> it's tough knowing you're not in the playoffs, we're going in and get 4 points and play our game. >> reporter: that's sports this morning, i'm ducis rogers. so glad you stayed with us,
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delaware authorities say they will not stop until they find the man who violated a 4-year-old girl. we have the latest on the search. plus this morning's improving conditions, after a chilly friday, warmer weather expected across the lehigh and delaware valley.
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meteorologist chris sowers is here here to help you plan the weekend, folks are going to love you. >> reporter: it may get too hot too fast. a couple of days in the 80s. there could be one where we hit 83 or 84. we've been stuck in the 30s and 40s with the wind now we'll have a huge warmup where it will feel like summer. quakertown, pottstown, 34. that's two degrees above freezing. bethlehem, 34. lake harmony, 30. media, 38. new hold land a blustery 33. this is not taking account the wind. sub storm tracker 6 live hd five or six degrees. claymont, 36 cedarville, 38 degrees. satellite and radar clear skies right through tuesday afternoonful we have a nice
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pattern change on the way, high pressure moving into the delaware and lehigh valleys. mostly sunny and breezy today. even though we're forecasting a high of 58 it will feel like the low 50s. cruel need the heavy coat this morning and light jacket this afternoon. gray? >> thank you for the update. 6:31. it is an unspeakable crime a 4-year-old girl kidnapped while playing and sexually assaulted. police described the suspect as a heartless monster. several agencies are working together to track him down. dann cuellar has the latest on the search and a clue that could help police find him before he strikes again. >> reporter: new castle county along with delaware state police and fbi are working around the clock to develop leads on on the sexual predator and find out where he is. last night they may have found new leads are our camera was there. thlg will this was the scene near the site of the abduction
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plum run. officers discovered suspicious tire tracks left by someone who may have made a quick getaway the driver made a happen haphazard u-turn. police are promising to leave no stones unturned. >> stopping and apprehending this heartless monster, is the only word that i can think of, monster. >> reporter: police were on heavy patrol near the 4800 block of sugar plum court. the 4-year-old was playing with friends when she was abducted by a white or hispanic male in a dark colored does sedan. she reached up for a piece of paper and he said give this to
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your mom and he snatched her through the window. >> reporter: 8 miles away, the child was discovered unclothed walking near the roadway. she was taken by ambulance to the hospital where it was learned she was sexually assaulted. >> nothing worse than taking the innocence of a 4-year-old child. >> reporter: authorities were combing through the park area in grid-like fashion looking for evidence and looking for surveillance cameras that may have captured the predator and his car. >> i have cameras outside the house, but i don't have them recording on the dvr. so i didn't have anything for them to see. i was hoping i did, but i didn't. >> reporter: with the predator on the loose, a warning being issued to those with children which would seem to be common sense, keep your eye on your children at all times while
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outside. dann cuellar channel 6 "action news." >> new information to tell you about this morning, a driver managed to escape with only a few injuries after his car overturned on i-95. that man lost control near the island avenue and it in west philadelphia. this happened at 3:00 a.m. this morning. firefighters had to remove the 29-year-old man from the vehicle which took them about 20 minutes. crews took him to the hospital. hehe is expected to make a full recovery. pennsylvania state police are investigating. we're tracking the latest news on the conflict in syria. punishing missile strikes are not the only penalty coming to syria for carrying out the chemical attack on its people. the treasury secretary said the trump administration is expected to announce new sanctions against the country. we learned that the pentagon is investigating whether russia played a role in the deadly gassing of syrians, some of the victims were children. president donald trump used that as justification for the missile strike.
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under 2013 russia/u.s. agreement, syria agreed to dismantle it's chemical weapons. russia was warned that u.s. missiles were heading toward syria. russia called it a violation of international law. congressman brendan boyle wants congress to vote on the u.s. policy in syria. >> this is the time for united states to act and decide what our policy is going to be before we end up sleep walking into a much larger war with russia. >> a large syrian christian community in allentown reacted against the airstrike yesterday. community members say they fear consequences if president assad is defeated in syria. >> next day, isis will be in
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syria, lebanon, jordon and within a month in europe. it would be chaos. >> reporter: demonstrators believe that assad may be slowed, but his government may be the safest option for those still living there. president donald trump praising the confirmation of neil gorsuch as the next supreme court justice of the united states. he will be sworn in as the 113th justice on monday in separate ceremonies at the court and the white house. justices are required to take two oaths, one by the constitution and one by federal law. the republicans cruised the nuclear option -- used the nuclear option to get the vote.
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senators in new jersey are urging their colleagues in washington, d.c. not to cut federal funding for amtrak rail improvement and repair. senators bob menendez and corey booker asked lawmakers to reject the federal budget that would cut amtrak funding after the derailments in the last two weeks that happened on amtrak tracks. governor wolf said the study of the budget proposal found the department of corrections to see the deepest cuts with 650 layoffs. 400 jobs could be lost at the department of health and human services. the budget bill has been approved by the state house and heading to the senate for consideration.
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it was the birthday to remember for a montgomery county man while celebrating his 94th birthday, he received his world war ii bronze star and this was a surprise. nora muchanic was there. >> reporter: it's more than 70 years overdue, but 94 tom lees of hatfield has received the bronze star he earned during world war ii. the retired pharmaceutical production foreman was a radio operator during the battle of the bulge against hitler's forces. >> i wouldn't lie and say i wasn't scared, i was scared. i'm glad to be here today. >> reporter: when his son was making a shadow box, he started doing research. >> he has been my hero since i was a kid.
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>> reporter: the medal ceremony was a surprise, he got him there under the guise of a birthday celebration, instead of sleuth his 94th birthday, his friends and family honored his service. >> it's always important to keep history alive we can learn from that and thank an old soldier like him and on his birthday, how great is that. >> they are the last of our great generation, he is an example through and through. >> reporter: tom lees helped liberate jews at buickenwald prison camp. it's time toss thank you. nora muchanic channel 6 "action news." >> 6:40, much more to come on "action news" saturday morning.
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three life long buddies take extreme measures when there pensions are in jeopardy. we'll have a preview of the star-studded comedy going in style. a huge tree slices a front porch in half. this is one of the worst storms to hit the pacific northwest in decades. sky6 live hd looking at wilmington delaware, there, sun is peeking out. it's going to be a nice day today, we'll have the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, when "action news" saturday morning continues.
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>> portland, oregon got slammed by the strongest april wind storm in 60 years whipping up 80 miles per hour gusts toppling trees, this tree cut a porch in half. another tree crashed down on a man and he died. a secondman was killed as his boat sank on the "columbia" river. a small plane went down in the storm, it's not clear if the wind caused the crash. oakland, california a wall of mud rose up to the roof of a home there. diane henderson is one of the homeowners. >> came down and came through the back bedroom and bathroom and through the hallway and through the patio. >> that's devastating. crews don't know if heavy rain
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or damaged water lines set off the mudslide. some roads buckled because of the mud. california got so much rain during the winter, as governor jerry brown lifted the drought emergency. >> reporter: the drought has been gone for a long time. 8 months ago it was such a bad drought they were worried about getting water into the cities like l.a., it wasn't enough. now they have had so much rain you see the problems there. that's compliments of the el nino. it brought mild conditions here, and brought all the rain to the west coast. looking outside, that's the view over the commodore barry bridge. clear skies, that's the way it will look all day, mostly sunny conditions and warmer temperatures, after yesterday we could use that as the afternoon high, only topped out at 49 degrees, it wasn't that bad of a week, it got chilly toward the end. 68 degrees monday, that's not
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that bad. 75 tuesday, wednesday, 69. thursday, 59 this is the late day high. thursday is the day we had the downpours and thunderstorms. yesterday's high, 49 degrees windchills in the upper 30s and low 40s. afternoon high yesterday, 49. windchills in the 30s. there were 16 days during the month of february that were warmer than yesterday's afternoon high in philadelphia. unbelievable this chilly air. look at the numbers now, feels like 29 for lancaster, reading and allentown. 17 degrees, feels like the heart of winter in the poconos. 33 in philadelphia. 31 in dover. 30 degrees this morning in millville. satellite and radar along with action radar, clouds are pulling away, high pressure rolling in, that will bring the gusty breezes this morning, but it will relax the winds later this afternoon and into the evening hours, breezy from time to time, you'll see a ton of sunshine with the high and much warmer temperatures, good news there. you can see where the high is.
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remember around the areas of high pressure the winds blow in a clockwise fashion. the high is here, northerly breezes for everybody east of the mississippi. that's why the temperatures are in the 30s and 40s. with the high planted here, the winds out of the southwest across the plain states. you can see the difference, 59 in wichita, 62 in dallas. the high will work out to sea and it will plant itself over carolinas, we get into the southwesterly winds like may, june and july like a bermuda high, it's a mini bermuda high. we'll be in the 80s. today looks good, tomorrow looks good, sunny skies up and down the entire east coast. monday looks good, there's a cold front that will approach, the modeling tends to fizzle out. wednesday, thursday, looks dry,
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good friday a small system moves in the morning, maybe an isolated shower. most of the upcoming week looks dry. mostly sunny, 58 degrees is the forecasted high. 11:00 a.m., 50, 1:00 p.m. 54. 3:00 p.m., 58. 5:00 p.m., 58 degrees. overnight tonight, 33 degrees outlying suburbs, 39 for center city. underneath a clear sky. keep the heat on, but hopefully this week we can turn it off for good, right? the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, mostly sunny and breeze, 58 we'll add ten tomorrow. sunny and warmer, 68 degrees. hello summer, monday, 80 degrees, sunny skies. tuesday near record highs we're posting 82. i've seen some forecast models as warm as 84. wednesday, 72. good friday, cloudy high of 64. there could be a morning shower. can you imagine 82 degrees on
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tuesday. that's 6 degrees high of 90. >> you don't have too many complaints? >> reporter: the only complaint is that it's too warm too soon. >> remember you can get the seven-day forecast and check storm tracker 6 live at any time of the day go to our website 6:48 robots may one day greet you at disney park. disney said it has applied for a patent, they may portray animated characters. disney has not said when they are in place, disney researchers in pittsburgh are still working on the robots. ♪
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>> welcome back everyone, 6:54 saturday morning, a finally a day with sunshine, it should be a good one. 50 degrees by 11:00 a.m. you will need the heavy coats this morning, but a lighter jacket in the afternoon. 58 by 3:00 p.m. that's the forecasted high under a mostly sunny sky. game two of the national phillies series is tonight at 7:05. clear skies and chilly. funny thing, these numbers for tonight's game will be warmer than yesterday's day game. the numbers were only in the mid to upper 40s with windchills in the 30s. a little bit warmer overnight tonight. big pattern change coming next week. here's philadelphia right here. what we have seen in the last few days, is an upper level area of low pressure here. we had rain and chilly weather.
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now that pulling away. we have a mini bermuda high that will set up off the coast of the carolinas. the winds will blow in a clockwise fashion like this. it will go up into the southern providences of canada, high in the 80s. >> if you want to spliews -- spruce up your bedroom, here's a dyi project to create a dazzling head board. >> reporter: a high end head board could run thousands of dollars. but this cost 50 bucks. >> this is corrugated metal. they come in panels. we'll stack them on top of each other, we'll stack it to the wall. the first thing we'll do is take steel wool and rough it up a bit. what we'll use is toilet bowl
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