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exclusive interview with coach doug pederson ahead of today's first team practice in minnesota. >> super bowl security. philadelphia's top brass lay out plans to keep people safe during sunday's main event and at any celebration that is may follow. >> making his case to the country. president trump highlights economic strength and calls for unity during his first state of the union address. >> good morning. 5:30 now on this wednesday january 31st. time to take a look at that cold accuweather out there and that beautiful moon. we've got dave murphy and karen rogers. good morning. >> good morning. really is much colder than yesterday. >> yeah, it is. i mean, we've had mornings like this early in the winter. >> it's been a bit. >> it's been a bit. i don't want people to get out there and be like whoa. all right, the weather center shows you that we have sunshine on the way early. there are clouds building in in from the west aren't slipping in from the south of philadelphia. those increase as the day goes on but it is fairly bright out there once we get the sunrise. it's also very cold. 18 degrees is your current
temperature in philadelphia, 15 allentown, 15 reading, 16 trenton, 17 wilmington, 18 in millville and if we didn't have any wind this would be cold enough but unfortunately there is a breeze building across the region and that's giving you single digit wind chills. again it's been a little while since we've seen this so get ready for it. 4 degrees is what it feels like in philadelphia, eight in allentown and generally speaking this morning we're looking at wind chills ranging between about three and nine or 10. we hit 13 in cape may but it's an outlier. by 1 o'clock we're up to the freezing mark. 34 on this model by 3 o'clock. i'm going for a high of 35 and in addition you still have 10 to 20 miles per hour winds today and that's going to keep those wind chills in play all day. we'll be in the teens by about 9 o'clock and this afternoon look for wind chills making it feel like it's in the mid-20's. and look up this morning. we've got a very nice lunar trifecta under way. this is the first time we've
seen this three moon set in north america in over 150 years. it's a supermoon this morning because this is when the moon is closest in orbit to the earth its a blue moon kind of a technicality but it's the second full moon of the month but also a blood moon. we have a total lunar eclipse in the western united states. in the east you might see shading on the edge of the moon after about 10 minutes to 6:00. karen we have another round of precip coming for thursday night. details on that coming up. >> if it only happens once in a blue moon you can expects it to happen today. i know this is really hard to see but the ramp from 100 southbound to 202 southbound just reopened. that was a spot where we had that big accident with the tractor-trailer and it has since cleared so we are looking at a dark scene there but traffic is going to move through any minute now. this is 309 at mclaughlin road. an accident in montgomery county to montgomery township so a couple accidents out there this morning. on the big picture though no major issues on the blue route, schuylkill, i-95. pretty good shape right here.
we had a disabled vehicle in ardmore. it just cleared. traffic there is moving a little better. let's go outside live on the schuylkill expressway. this is at the vine street expressway eastbound traffic is reopened. it was shut down overnight with construction but no problems right now. watching for a slick spot or two but not seeing any major issues, schrat good to -- >> matt. >> good to hear. >> eagles coach doug pederson celebrating a milestone birthday today while holding the birds' first super bowl practice. jaime apody and ducis rodgers are in emergency rooming ton minnesota with a preview. >> reporter: good morning from minneapolis. things are about to ramp up here for the super bowl for both teams. for the eagles they'll take the practice field for the first time since arriving here in the twin cities area a couple of days ago. >> i think it will feel good for them because it will bring a sense of normalcy. they'll put on the uniform, put on the pads and go over the game plan. today is the big day for another reason. >> reporter: why? >> it's doug pederson's 50th birthday. that's right the big-five oh.
we reminded him of that yesterday. i asked him what he wants as a gift. >> this is what we work for. this is what we do ota's for. it's one thing to be excited to be here but we understand that it's unfinished business. >> reporter: happy birthday coach. we have two numbers we need to worry about. fifty-first birthday and 52 for sure 52 -- for super bowl lii. >> thanks guys. when the eagles won the nfc championship crowds ran out into the streets giving the city a little taste of the giant celebrations that can be expected if sunday goes our way. police commissioner richard ross says he wants you to have fun but his department is ready if things get out of hand. "action news" reporter jeanette reyes is live with details on the security plans. good morning, jeanette. >> reporter: good morning, tam. police will be out in full force for what we can expect on sunday night. but the police commissioner is saying he won't be using a certain slippery substance
that made national headlines a couple of weeks ago but he does say he has something even better. >> we will not let you tear up the city. >> reporter: with the super bowl almost upon us police commissioner richard ross made clear that violence and destruction of property will not be tolerated sunday night. >> clearly assaults, destruction of property will be dealt with swiftly. we'll move in, we'll handle those situations. we will not tolerate there throughout this city. >> reporter: when the eagles beat the vikings two weeks ago, crowds of over 10,000 people swarmed northeast philadelphia and center city. much larger numbers are expected if the eagles win the super bowl. police suggest motorists stay clear of center city because of the crowds that will swarm south broad, city hall and frankford and cottman, for example. he says massive deployments of uniformed officers and plainclothes personnel will be out at the various traditional spots but one tradition that will not be making a return is
greasing up light poles with crisco to deter climbers. commissioner ross would only say police have something slicker up their sleeves. >> we will be ready. we will be out there with a sizable contingent of officers that will be seen by most and we will make every effort to know that, you know, we are about business but we are still about the business of allowing people to celebrate as long as it's done peaceful ly. >> reporter: and we do have to pat ourselves on the back a little bit. last time a couple weeks ago when we beat the vikings there were only six areas rests all day including tailgaters. hopefully we get a repeat or fewer arrests this time around although i don't think anybody can predict what will happen come sunday night. reporting live in center city, jeanette reyes channel6 "action news." tam. >> it will be good to find out the answer to the question. we're looking to are ward to that. thank you jeanette. outer loop super bowl weekend coverage kicks off at 8:00 on friday night with our "action news" championship preview live from minneapolis and join us throughout the day
on saturday as the excitement builds. then on game day tune in for live reports starting on "action news" at 6:00 in the morning, all morning long on "action news" at noon. our pregame coverage begins on "action news" at 5:00. and then we'll be on air immediately after the game covering all the angles from philadelphia and minneapolis. we'll wrap it up with "action news" at 11:00 and sports sunday so we've got you covered all weekend right here on "action news." >> ♪ >> new this morning, a firefighter was injured battling a blaze on the campus of the university of delaware. smoke poured from the roof of a maintenance building on the 200 block of academy street in newark. it took nearly two hours to bring the fire under control. the injured firefighter is being treated at christiana hospital. also new, a woman hit the windshield of a septa bus in north philadelphia. police say she stepped in front of the vehicle as it traveled across 23rd street and cecil b. moore avenue at midnight. the woman is in the hospital in stable condition. no one on the bus was hurt. >> president donald trump
delivered an emotionally charged state of the union address promising a new era of prosperity. >> this in fact is our new american moment. there has never been a better time to start living the american dream. >> the president focused his speech on the economy and his legislative victory on tax reform. he also touched upon infrastructure opioid crisis and announcing a executive order to keep open guantanamo bay. trump called for congress to come together on immigration. >> my duty is to defend americans, to protect their safety, their families, their communities and their right to the american dream because americans are dreamers, too. >> during the democratic response, representative joe kennedy said "the trump administration isn't just targeting the laws that protect us, they are targeting the very idea that we're all worthy of protection." >> 5:38 now. it's colder here than it is in
minneapolis. >> yeah. minneapolis actually has a slightly milder day today, so if you want to travel out to the super bowl today is the day to do it. after that we're talking a high of 31 or something but it's actually the mildest day. warm for them and it's going to get colder too. we're dry at least this morning aren't the winds did a pretty good job of drying out roads and sidewalks this morning. want to be a little careful if something looks wet it's certainly frozen. as we take a look outside, we have the moon, and there it is, the trifecta special moon. right now the little shading on the side that we might get later is not evident but keep your eyes on this over the next 20, 30 minutes because there's a total lunar eclipse happening on the west coast and here we might just see a little shading on the side of the moon, probably will later on this morning but right now that big moon out there closest in its orbit as it is in its entire orbit right now to the earth and also we've
got that lunar thing going on. it's the second full moon of the month, too, so a lot of special things astronomically going out there. 18 degrees is your temperature. winds northwest at 14 giving you a wind chill of four. these temperatures aren't really the whole story. everybody is pretty much in the single digit wind chill territory right now and a temperature in philadelphia at 18, just 15 in allentown and reading, 18 in millville and 22 in cape may. cold this morning. colder than it's been in a little while. sunshine a plenty to start out but then we're going to see clouds dig in as we go later into the morning especially the afternoon and it stays cold today. brisk, too, with that wind 10 to 20 miles per hour. so, temperatures 21 degrees by 8 o'clock. 26 by 10 o'clock. probably breaking into the 30's by noon and a high around 35 at 3 o'clock. but the wind chills will make it feel like it's in the teens in through here and probably the low to mid-20's later this afternoon. it's going to be cold all the way. and high temperatures across the region not much of a split really between allentown and the shore. we're at 33 degrees this afternoon in allentown, 34 in trenton and reading.
35 elsewhere on the i-95 corridor and 37's as we head down to cape may through millville. temps as we roll through the day, 35 degrees by about 2, 3 o'clock and then falling from there. tomorrow we are going to be a little bit milder. a high of 47 with a front coming in from the west. we'll have mostly cloudy skies and late in the day and evening, there is the chance of a little bit of light rain. overnight this pops in during the early morning commute, gets off the coast pretty quickly. some models are changing this over to snow right at the tail end so you might wind up early tomorrow morning seeing a little change from rain to snow. out in minneapolis 31 today but only seven tomorrow. 16 on friday. saturday some snow possible, 13 and then behind that front, sunday sunny but 7 degrees in the parking lot as our eagles fans are tailgating ahead of the super bowl. 35 degrees brisk and cold today around here. bundle up all the way. and then thursday mostly cloudy, a better high of 47 degrees with that little light rain coming in at night and extending into friday morning. friday may be a brief
changeover to snow. hey, it's ground hog day. out in punxsutawney with a little bit of rain or snow falling. 33 degrees is your high blustery and colder. still brisk and cold on saturday with a high of 35 and maybe a brief snow shower at night, probably not a big deal. sunday we are really keeping a close eye on this at this point. we are looking at cloudy skies for the most part on super bowl sunday here, a high of 39 degrees which doesn't sound too bad but there will be some rain likely developing during the day and as temperatures fall it could change over to snow and we have a little bit of a concern that roads could become slippery on sunday night, maybe before the end of the super bowl and super bowl parties. so something to keep in mind as you're making your plans. >> when we come in in the morning that's one of the two days where it's really busy traffic, like 2:00 a.m. >> yeah, yeah. >> i know what you mean. thanks, david. 5:42. police are searching for a rapist near a local college campus. the surveillance video captures the person of interest in the home invasion rape of a drexel university student. >> also, on the lookout for fakes. federal agents are helping
screen. stuff going on with the moon. there's a game on sunday. >> a game. >> of interest to philadelphians. and then there's even more than that i'm not even getting to. >> yeah. >> we'll get to it later. >> let's just start with the commute. first things first. >> first you got to get to work. you got all that look forward to. looking outside live at route 100 at 113. it's a pretty good ride in. watching for a slick spot or two here in lionville chester county. not seeing much but maybe a little shine on the road in your turns and just be careful as you're heading off to your secondary streets ramps and overpasses. we had a big accident involving a tractor-trailer in west goshen township here and it had shut down the ramp from 100 southbound to 202 but that has since reopened so traffic is moving a little bit better. we had an accident here on 309 and that cleared as well so traffic's moving better here at mclaughlin road. quite a bit colder than yesterday morning. look at these numbers. it's only 13 degrees in
quakertown. 12 in kutztown, 14 in pottstown, 16 in malvern, 18 degrees in center city. how about the suburbs in new jersey and delaware? yup, still in the teens. 16 is a popular number in hammonton and glassboro, 18 degrees in smyrna. when you factor in a little bit of wind feels like the single digits. feels like only 4 degrees right now in the city so put the heavy coat on, the gloves and head out to work, tam. >> whatwhat can you do? thank you, karen a student at drexel university recovering from a sexual assault. police released surveillance of the suspect. he reportedly attacked the 22-year-old over the weekend. she was asleep inside her off campus apartment in the powelton section of the city. the victim tells police she woke up to find the heavily intoxicated stranger on top of her. she was able to run away and call police when the suspect fell asleep. new report says the suspect accused of killing a penn student may be linked to a neo-nazi group. sam woodward has been charged with murders blaze bernstein. woodward attended military
style training in texas with extremists. bernstein was jewish and gay and police are investigating his killing as a possible hate crime. >> federal agents in minnesota are tackling a common problem at the super bowl and other major sporting events. they're helping fans spot counterfeits. here are some tips to make sure a jersey you are purchasing is official nfl merchandise. it should have a upc code with a hologram. look for loose stitching or decals that could tear away. experts say the real items just feel better and last longer. >> ♪ new tv, new speakers, netflix. this is going to be the place for binge watching, ladies. is it, ladies? don't get me wrong, you have killer tech mrs. d,
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[laughter] >> now you can see why karen is always -- >> tam was looking because she knew you better not mess with her. >> still don't have your attention. >> 4:22 let's take a live look outside right now at 23 eastbound traffic on your right headed towards king of prussia, no construction restrictions, no delays just yet. that will come later. patco still on a modified schedule. this has been day three of headaches for everyone with patco so following monday morning's accident, expect overcrowding on trains. we did spot one train late on the paoli thorndale line, 13 minutes, too, dave. >> starting you out with wind chills this morning as these are the numbers that count the most. 4 degrees is what it feels like in philadelphia right now, eight in the allentown area, five in reading and wilmington and trenton, seven in millville so a lot colder this morning than it's been in recent mornings. i know we've seen this before earlier this year but we still need to make sure that we bundle up and pay attention to that. temperatures right now are 18 degrees in philadelphia, 15 in allentown, 17 in wilmington
and in trenton as well. and as we go through the day a high of just 35 degrees this afternoon at about 3 o'clock but even then because of winds blowing around it will feel like it's in the mid-20's. tam. >> thank you. this morning on "good morning america" an exclusive with actor scott baio. it is his first interview since a former tvr accused him of misconduct. he promises he has evidence and facts to clear his name so don't miss this exclusive during the first hour of "gma" that's coming up at 7:00 a.m. >> ♪
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can afford to dream gig. >> ♪ >> a rare celestial phenomenon taking place right now. that is a supermoon blue moon and lunar eclipse all at the same time. we here on the east coast are just seeing a portion. astronomers says it's the first time anyone has seen all of this come together at the same time in the americas in 150 years. >> you can see kind of a sliver of the moon starting to be eclipsed. at least three people were killed and two others were injured when a helicopter crashed into a house in southern california. the aircraft took off from john wayne airport in orange county yesterday afternoon and
crashed into the home in newport beach about a mile away. authorities say five people were involved in the crash. four in the helicopter and one bystander on the ground. it is unclear which victims were in the aircraft. the coast guard made two separate medical rescues from a carnival cruz ship in one day. a 46-year-old woman reportedly suffered a stroke. the helicopter airlifted her off the ship off the coast of charleston south carolina yesterday morning. a 64-year-old woman was airlifted from the ship after reporting severe stomach pains. this time off the coast of georgia. both women are in stable condition. >> firefighters in western new york came to the rescue of a puppy stuck out on the ice in the niagara river. the sheriff's deputy say the six month old husky was running on the ice in grand island yesterday trying to make it back to shore but the ice kept breaking. it took more than an hour but crews were able to reach the dog and get it back safely to land. >> four minutes to 6 o'clock and two birds of a feather blocked from a fight.
>> ♪ "action news." delaware valley's leading news program with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> hello everyone, it's 6 o'clock on this wednesday, last day in the month of january. here's what we're following for you on "action news." >> bundle up this morning. the temperatures have dropped and we're looking at another chance of snow coming later this week. >> it is so close we can taste and when someone asked eagles quarterback nick foles what inspired him ahead of the super bowl he got choked up.
>> and what's on the line. philadelphia and boston businesses are making some friendly wagers ahead of the big game. >> david and karen have been talking about the fact that minneapolis is actually warmer than we are right now. >> i know. really cold out there this morning. quite a change from yesterday. >> can i just say minneapolis is not going to be warmer than us for long. [laughter] >> lot colder out there. in fact you can dress for minneapolis weather this morning around here. we are on the way oh,, looking at sunshine on the way. additional clouds are moving in from the west. those will be a part of the story as we go through the day but the story this morning is what it feels like. right now the temperature in philadelphia has dipped to 18 degrees. we talked about this yesterday. a cold start this morning. 15 degrees in allentown and reading. 16 in trenton, 16 in wilmington, 17 in millville but with winds kicking up a little bit and you saw those flags on the parkway on our sky6 shot a moment ago this is what it feels like. the wind chill is five in philadelphia. and that's an improvement in the last half hour. five in wilmington, five in allentown, four in trenton. every now and then you get a number in the teens that pops up here like in cape may