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activity. there is no allegation in the indictment that the charge conduct altered the outcome of the 2016 election. >> a short time ago president trump reacted to the indictments on twitter. he claimed vindication saying his campaign did nothing wrong followed by the words "no collusion." >> ♪ >> our other big story tonight is an accuweather alert. it felt like spring today but winter weather is making a big come back this weekend. meteorologist cecily tynan tracking a storm that could bring snow to parts of our area tomorrow. >> that's right. it's all about location, rick. what's happening right now, it's not snow, it's rain. this is all associated with a cold front and this front will bring us a big drop in temperatures right in time for tomorrow. future tracker showing by 11 o'clock tonight, we're down to 39 degrees. now, we hit 60 degrees today, so big changes and by tomorrow morning, we drop down 28 degrees at 8 o'clock, so that cold air is in place and moisture is streaming up from the southwest. this moisture is actually
moving along the same cold front that's moving through right now. so future tracker showing by dinnertime tomorrow night, we've got snow across most of our viewing area. however, some areas there will be a mixing or changeover to rain. so, it's really about location. winter storm watch has been posted for chester, montgomery, bucks, mercer county, all areas north and west. saturday at 7 o'clock until sunday morning. now these are the areas that the travel will be the trickest on saturday night. so, we are speeding up the time line a little bit. the storm time line shows you that snow will be pushing in from the southwest to the northeast between about 4:00 and 6 o'clock tomorrow night. so, it's here by dinnertime. the heaviest snow between 6 o'clock and midnight and again rain south and east of philadelphia. philadelphia right on the line. it's all moving out between midnight and 2 o'clock in the morning. i'll talk about how much accumulation to expect where you live coming up in the full accuweather forecast. monica. >> thank you cecily. get updates on this weekend's snowy forecast and check storm tracker6 live any
time right here on your phone or tablet. the 6abc app is a free download for your mobile device. >> breaking news from center city right now where an overturned tractor-trailer is causing some big traffic problems. take a look at this. it happened about an hour ago on martin luther king drive where it merges there with the ben franklin parkway. no word on any injuries but again, this is an overturned tractor-trailer, appears to have spilled part of its load. it is causing some big delays right now. >> in other news tonight we now know the identity of the eight-year-old girl who was hit and killed while riding her bike last night in camden. a cruz. lela was killed yesterday afternoon on state street in north camden when an 84-year-old man lost control of his vehicle. that man is hospitalized in stable condition tonight. he has not been charged. >> to the latest now in the florida school shooting. the fbi now says it did receive a warning about the alleged gunman but never followed up. the agency received a second tip last month about nikolas
cruz with concerns about his gun ownership, his erratic behavior and his apparent desire to kill people. that tip was called in by a person close to cruz but it's not known who the person is. meantime the community as you know is grieving the loss of 17 people killed inside the school. >> no person should have to suffer this. no person should have to lose dr their spouse.lice say cruz tookn uber to his former school and used a lelly purchased ar-15 gun concealed in a black case. they say he went floor to floor shooting into classrooms firing about a hundred 50 rounds in all. >> well, a teacher who was in one of the classrooms as the gunman carried out his attack spoke to teachers in new jersey today. jim guard who has been locked down with six of his students during the shooting spoke to faculty in mount ephraim early today and "action news" reporter john rawlins joins us live from the school with more on what he had to say.
john. in mounter: well, today ephraim was originally supposed to be about standardized testing. someone in the unusual position of having taught three of those who perished as well as the alleged shooter. >> it was unremarkable. there was really nothing fantastic about his behavior or anything like that, nothing weird or bizarre. >> reporter: florida teacher jim guard talking about nikolas cruz who was in one of his classes last year. guard who has been widely interviewed since the massacre talking via a video link to mount ephraim teachers. superintendent lesley color walker and guard grew up together in northeast pennsylvania. >> 10 seconds later he yells out code red. >> reporter: much said today about active shooter training drills. guard told these teachers he thinks updated training his school got weeks ago saved
lives. rouble like triple digits yes, without that. >> reporter: he explained prior to wednesday's code red declaration some kids had exited classrooms at the sound of a fire alarm. under the code red protocols, teachers are ordered to immediately close and lock doors. kids outside are onheir own. he concedes it might sound cold but the goal is to protect as many kids as possible. >> when you close that door, folks, and we're teachers and the last thing we want -- you have to keep it closed. keep it closed and be quiet, you know, and you might lose a e 30 kids. >> reporter: guard said during the lockdown someone pounded on his classroom door. he did not open it upper the protocols. he did not open up until a s.w.a.t. team came and then proved who they were. live in mount ephraim, john rawlins channel6 "action news" >> thank you john.
a gun scare today at a philadelphia middle school l here in westopeared and happet oak lane. we're told a female student told the principal she school. police searched the building and did find a bb gun. fortunately nobody was hurt. dismissed regularly scheduled f day off. from our delaware news room now, an ambulance crew stumbled upon a shooting victim lying in an intersection in wilmington today. it happened about -- this afternoon at fourth and clayton street. the victim had been shot es. medics rushed him to christiana hospital. no word on his conon and no arrests have been made so far. >> ♪ >> health check tonight. it continues to be an especially bad flu season and now we're learning the effectiveness of this year's flu vaccine could be the worst we've seen in a decade. but some hospitals in our area have found a way to help protect their workers despite being surrounded by the virus every day. health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman joins us at the big board with thto tonight. ali. >> yeah, rick, the theory is
the more flu vaccine you have over the years, meaning getting a flu shot every season, the more likely you are to be protected. one local emergency room chief says that's one reason his staff has stayed healthy. >i think this is going to probably go down on record as one of the worst flu years we've seen. >> dr. alfred cichetti is chief of emergey services. he say there's always been about 10 to 15 flu patients in >> i would say on a given day the staff is that probably been coughed in the phase sneezed on or had some snugglely kid with a runny nose kiss them at least a dozen times. >> reporter: but despite this the majority of doctors nurses and techs here have remained flu free. he says it's partly due to good hand washing and other prevention practices. but it can also be attributed to yearly flu shots. since 2014, the hospital has
required staff to get vaccinated. the doctor says that helps your body build up a library of exposure to different types of the virus. >> so when a really novel one comes in, your immune system can go back i remember three years ago i saw something similar to that and command an anti body response. >> reporter: some experts say yearly flu shots can be helpful when the vaccine hasn't been great match. the cdc released new numbers showing this year's vaccine has so far been 36 percent effective overall for adults and 59 percent effective overall for kids. nationwide the number of children who have died related to complications is at 84. and just for perspective, sadly last year we saw 101 cdilde due complications from the flu. now, as for this season, the
virus is still at high activity in most states and it expected to wind down for several more weeks. for the future, yearly flu shots can help offer better overall protection and not just for healthcare workers. monica. >> thank you, ali. well, west philadelphia has a new building project under way tonight. governor tom wolf and other leaders broke ground today on the new market west building. it will offer day-care center educational and emergency services, retail heals. the construction itself is creating 120 permanent jobs, 94 other jobs will be available down the road. >> the walkway on the south side of the ben franklin bridge will shut down for more than a year so crews can make structural upgrades. some of those upgrades include replacing the stairway with a new ramp. during the construction, the north walkway will be opened. the south walkway is expected to shut down for 14 months starting on thursday,
february 22nd. >> time right now for a check of that "action news" traffic report friday night. >> friday night. matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center, t.g.i.f. matt. >> yeah, made it to the weekend and a holiday weekend at that, rick and monica. now we just to get home and if you're trying to do so on the mlk, west river drive this evening, you're having a tough time heading outbound. this is where we normally see taillights moving on the outbound mlk but not this afternoon. it's all because of an overturned truck and chopper6 was overhead just a bit ago. it appears that this truck hit the overpass here and flipped over. you can see some of the contents of the truck spilled out. so, the ramp from eakins oval right by the art museum to go outbound on the mlk drive is blocked because of the overturned truck. coming back out here, okay, so you can stick with the schuylkill westbound. problem is traffic is really heavy. we're in the red there with a 41 minute travel time. you can stay over on the other side of the river on the kelly drive or think about some of those secondary routes like ridge avenue or lancaster avenue but the mlk outbound is
closed out to sweetbriar because of that overturned truck. this is the vine street expressway eastbound our disabled vehicle pushed off to the side so all the eastbound lanes are opened. still heavy here really in both directions right now. on the big picture getting reports of a crash along lincoln drive northbound near rittenhouse. that's a dangerous area anyway, especially when it's wet so watch out for that crash on lincoln drive. and there's one in valley forge national park along 252 near 23. the fire police are helping you around that accident scene. we'll check it again, rick and monica, in the next half hour. >> all right, matt, we'll see you then. thank you. much more still ahead on "action news" tonight. it was a very special guest opening the day's trading at the new york stock exchange. we'll show you. >> plus, it's about to feel a lot more like winter, at least temporarily but spring training is well under way in florida. >> jeff skversky joins us live from there with a look at what's coming up tonight. hey, jeff. >> reporter: hey, guys. significant changes the phillies are making on and off the field. we will talk about that and more coming up in just a few minutes. >> all right.
field today. hi, jeff. >> hey, jeff. >> reporter: hey, guys the phillies are not only trying to improve on the field but off the field. they plan to upgrade their clearwater facility their spring training home as well as citizens bank park. they plan to invest $110 mi ballpark in the division, new video boards, new sound systems are among the upgrades headed up at citizens bank park. yes, lots of changes from the manager to the coaches, they have added scouts around the world. in japan, south korea, australia, mexico, you name it, the phillies are searching he entire earth f the best talent possible. the phillies expect to fight for the nl east but phillies president andy macphail says even though they have the lowest payroll in all of baseball do not them to be throwing silly money around. >> i don't think anybody questions or should question the commitment ownership has
shown in the payrolls it's had. it's our job as management to make sure that the resources are employed as intelligently as we can to get us to the post season as quickly as we can. >> reporte over three years ago. he is very satisfied with the job gabe kapler has done so far as manager of the phillies. it is still early but his son was hired by kapler in the dodgers organization and he had nothing but great things to say about the new phillies manager. we're live in clearwater jeff skversky channel6 "action news." >> thank you, jeff. still ahead on "action news" tonight, the stock market went to the dogs today. >> literally. we'll tell you the especially reason this pooch rang the opening bell when "action news" continues tonight. >> ♪ presents...
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>> well, two local women who contributed a great deal to the engineering field in our region were honored today. more than 200 local engineers gathered for a luncheon in center city as part of delaware valley engineer's week. debra gruby owner and president of operation safety solutions was awarded the 2018 engineer of the year ard what. alexa harper was given the young engineer of the year award today. >> very nice. almost time for thon at penn state and we'll be there of course in the next hour. "action news"'s chad pradelli already there to bring you live coverage from happy valley as 46 hour dance marathon kicks off. you can also keep up with 6abc.com facebook and twitter tonight. >> much more still ahead on "action news" at 5:00 a check of the forecast for you. live nter city skylina little bit oft behind the tall being -- buildings. cecily tynan with the "action news" five day when "action news" comes right back.
>> ♪ >> all important weekend forecast is here and time for a check of accuweather. >> meteorologist cecily tynan with the details about tomorrow. interesting but a nice day for skiers. >> we need some fresh snow. >> yes, we do. >> big ski weekend. rick is going to be up there. >> that's right. [laughter] let's head to the "action news" weather center. i've got this live shot. this is from the pagoda
overlooking reading and i want to show this because they are getting some breaks in the clouds in berks county right now. the cold front is pressing through there. it's drying out but storm tracker6 live double scan showing that we still have a few lingering showers right along the coast really light but surf city, atlantic city, cape may, it's just moving out of millville right now, moving out of middletown delaware and this is headed to that cold front that will bring us a supply of cold air right in time for a winter storm. so, currently temperatures not that bad, 52 degrees in philadelphia. it hit 60 degrees today. it's 52 at the atlantic city airport in pomona. allentown 48. notice it has started to cool off in the poconos. 39 degrees. and this cooler air is arring on some gusty winds. we've got winds right now sustained anywhere from six to 22 miles per hour out of the west-northwest and that's what will bring us a gradual drop in temperatures overnight. so, satellite and radar showing this cold front continues to press to the south. it will fall a wave of low
pressure develops along that. that's what will bring us the wintry mix tomorrow but temperatures tonight really just falling gradually until about midnight. future tracker showing around 11 o'clock we're still hovering slightly above freezing in allentown and reading, philadelphia 39, but temperatures crash after midnight. tomorrow morning you wake up, it's cold out there. temperatures in the 20's. we do get sunshine in the morning. doesn't last long. by lunchtime, the clouds are in place and then as we head towards dinnertime, this is when that snow will be breaking out. at 5 o'clock, the snow reaching philadelphia, areas generally south and west. some of that rain developing along the coast. the big question now about 24 hours ahead of the system is where does this rain-snow line set up. looks like it will be getting close to philadelphia but north and west that of line we have some heavy snow. south and east heavy rain. a quick burst of it, it's out of here by 2 o'clock in the morning, so what you get, how much depends on your location. right along the coast this is just really mainly a rain
event. interior south jersey, central delaware a coating to an inch. along. i-95 corridor we're looking a one to three slushy inches. north and west, lansdale west chester areas north and west this is kind of the jackpot zone for here. three to 5-inches of that heavy wet snow. if you're heading out on saturday night, the northwest suburbs do be careful, snow covered. the i-95 metro area, the secondary roads will be slushy, the main roads wet. really the same in interior new jersey. coastal new jersey, though, again we're not looking at snow, mainly a rain event. the five day at 5:00 tomorrow limited sunshine in the morning clouds in place, by lunchtime that snow and rain arriving in the evening, the high only 39 degrees. by sunday, you wake up the sunshine is back. a lot of melting going on. the high up to 48 degrees. president's day mild, 52 degrees, some rain late in the day and monday night with a warm front. behind that font we're looking at record warmth on tuesday
tying a record high of 70. wednesday likely a new record of 73. but then a cold front brings us a round of rain and we do cool off behind that. adam will talk about that in the seven-day forecast, guys. >> okay. >> thank you. >> thanks cecily. much more still ahead in our next half hour of "action news" at 5:30. the fbi is now admitting it failed to act on a tip about the accused school shooter in south florida. we've got a live report coming up from parkland. >> new allegations that president trump cleated on his wife melania earlier in marriage with a playboy playmate and how people allegedly around him tried to keep the other woman quiet. >> the governor of puerto rico makes a stop in phil to address the devastation still affecting the island. >> those stor"action news" conts tonight.
>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> hello again. here's what's happening on "action news" friday night. puerto rico's governor is in philadelphia today talking about the hurricane maria that's still affecting the island. also, new accusations tonight that president trump had an affair with a playboy playmate early in his marriage to melania.
and the fbi admits it dropped the ball when it came to investigating the florida school shooter. we'll have a live report coming up from parkland florida. >> first we're under an accuweather alert right now. things are going to cool off over the next few hours and tomorrow snow is moving in. >> meteorologist adam joseph tracking the system. he joins us with the accuweather forecast. is it for all of us or just depends on location, adam. >> depends on location. some of us will see rain, others will see all snow. again it's a 50-50 shot here across the area. storm tracker6 live double scan shows the showers we had this afternoon departing down to the south along a boundary. now that cold air is rushing in behind this rain but this boundary extends all the way down across thetry into the desert sou this is our system, at least a this is where the m coming from but there's energy to the north. two are going to link so this is really going to blossom as it heads into the north and east into the day tomorrow. in fact, it races in. this is a very fast moving storm but you're going to get a lot of precipitation in a
very short window of time. it starts between 4:00 and 6:00. this is 5:30 tomorrow evening. it is snowing all of pennsylvania, wilmington, jersey, northern delaware it snow at that point, rain very far southern areas and then as we progress into the storm, warm air will start to invade from the south. so, it is mainly snow for most of us in pennsylvania here throughout the entire event. if you're right along i-95, wilmington, philadelphia, trenton, 10 miles to the north maybe at least 20, 25 miles or 30 miles to the south and east, it is snow at the onset. then it mixes and changes with the rain rain fro finish, thoug, south of doverthern atlantic coy so, as we go into our saturday evenin i know it's pob a big weekend, president day weekend, maybe plans for valentine's day dinners, you got to watch the roads
especially where it stays all snow in those northwestern suburbs. 4 o'clock still low impact but quickly it is going to deteriorate between 6, 7 o'clock, right through the 10, 11 o'clock hour with high impact, low visibility and then it improves just after midnight again. th a very fast moving storm. we'll talk about totals coming up rick in that full accuweather forecast. >> all right adam thank you. you n get updates on this weekend's snowy forecast and check storm tracker6 live any time right on your phone or tablet. the 6abc app is a free download for your mobile device. >> the fbi now says it failed to act on a tip about the accused shooter in south florida. the news comes on the same day the community of parkland is starting to lay to rest the first of two victims of wednesday's shooting. abc's maggie rhule joins us live from parkland florida. maggie. >> reporter: monica, we're standing just in front of the high school here and we have seen students coming and going all day many of them
heartbroken grieving but also angry saying now is the time to demand things and to make sure something like this never happens again. >> what if that was your child that was shot three times in the heart, in the head, in the hand? think about it. >> reporter: as the first funerals begin today for the 17 victims of wednesday's mass shooting in parkland, florida. >> my home away from home was attacked literally and tragically. >> reporter: now the fbi is admitting it made a huge mistake in how it handled a second tip it received last month about the suspected gunman. in a statement the fbi says a person close to nikolas cruz contacted the fbi's tip line with specific concerns about his gun ownership erratic behavior and his desire to kill people. the fbi had already been alerted in september by a video blogger concerned that a user named nikolas cruz had left a threatening comment. attorney general jeff sessions today ordered an immediate review and said we must do better.
and florida senator marco rubio said in a statement it was inexcusable that the fbi failed to follow protocols. the community turning their pain into action. >> don't tell me there's no such thing as gun violence. it happened in parkland. >> reporter: both florida senators are here in parkland today and democratic senator bill nelson had a message for president trump. he said listen to these students listen to these kids, they are speaking out like they never have before. and president trump is expected to visit parkland this weekend. in parkland florida, maggie rulli channel6 "action news." >> the new yorker published the account of a playboy playmate who claimed she had a nine month affair with donald trump before he became president. the national inquirer brought the story for $150,000 months before the election but never published it. according to handwritten notes obtained by the new yorker, karen mcmcdougle says on
their first date they had sex at a bungalow at the beverly hills hotel. a white house spokesperson says the president nice the affair. the inquirer says they didn't publish the article because they found the story not credible that's according to the new yorker but the owner of the national inquirer is reported to be friends with president trump. >> these dirty stories about high profile individuals would be used as leverage over those individuals. obviously national security implications here when that hap >> the company that owns the enquirer calling those allegationsnal attorney revealed he paid a female porn star $130,000 of his own money to sign a nondisclosure agreement about an alleged affair with trump. >> a dover police officer injured while arresting a homeless man. the officer was called to the wawa on dupont highly what last night for a loitering complaint. the officer tried to make contact with mario westbrook but he refused to comply
reportedly. there was an altercation. during it the officer suffered a fractured finger and ruptured tendon. westbrook is charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. a crash in medford, burlington county, left a woman injured. the woman lost control and wrecked into a pole here along church road near ark road this morning. the victim was flown to cooper hospital in camden. we don't know her condition or just what caused her to run off the road. >> the governor of puerto rico was in philadelphia today to address the devastation still affecting the island after hurricane maria. "action news" reporter jeanette reyes has that story tonight from hunting park. >> u.s. citizens sense that live in puerto rico unfortunately are treated as second class citizens because we don't have the power to vote. >> reporter: this morning state and elected leaders gathered at esperanza for a discussion with the governor of puerto rico about the
ongoing humanitarian crisis affecting the island after two devastating hurricanes. >> there is a vested interest for anyone who is not puerto rican. the real issue is what is the united states government going to do when its citizens are hurt. >> reporter: hundreds of thousands of puerto ricans still remain without power nearly five months after and many are grow increasingly frustrated about what they say has been insufficient assistance from the federal government. carmen san miguel has led significant fundraising efforts in philadelphia. >> puerto ricans in the diaspora are very much aware of the situation in puerto rico. the dire situations that are com padres are having on the island. i believe that the governor is, you know, he's trying to develop additional bridges of work. >> reporter: governor ricardo rossello made a plea as the island now faces the possibility of rationing electricity.
a 300 billion-dollar loan is being considered for puerto rico's electric power authority. >> the power authority lacksreqs money. there is no money to buy fuel. there is no money to execute a lease. >> reporter: rossello says the smaller loan would only helprate until march. pennsylvania is one of several states the governor is visiting to continue to bring attention to the humanitarian hat puerto ricans are still facing. reporting in hunting park, jeanette reyes channel6 "action news." >> time to get another check on the highways and bor your friday night commute. >> mation news" traffic center with the very latest. hi again matt. >> hello rick and monica. the drive on the drives something less than pleasant this evening. this is the lincoln drive. northbound side. you can see traffic coming away from ridge avenue and coming away from kelly drive is all locked up on the northbound side. it's because of an overturned vehicle crash just up ahead by gypsy lane there by the old
92nd precinct where we have all those big potholes. contributed or not. northbound side at lincoln drive stopped at the moment and southbound only a few cars getting through cong down here toward ridge avenue. so, bottom line is avoid lincoln drive. stay over on maybe walnut lane or stay local in east falls on midvale or even brave the crowd on the northbound boulevard. lincoln drive a mess this afternoon. we've had problems getting to the mlk drive. chopper6 was overhead of an overturned truck just a bit ago on the ramp from the eakins oval to the outbound side in the martin luther king jr. drive. appears that truck may have struck the overpass and then flipped over. this ramp is shut down. traffic's backing up on the ben franklin parkway its a mess. we're having trouble with the traffic lights on the parkway as well so steer clear, if you can. if you want to brave the westbound schuylkill it's crowded there but at this point that's a better bet than trying to go out the parkway and get on either of the river drives. watching a crash in valley forge nat along 252 near 23 and we had a truck
accident earlier on 422 in pottstown. gone now, but they're coming back out later to make repairs so watch out for the crews out there later on. rick and monica, have a good weekend. >> you, too. >> thanks matt. >> thank you. still to come on "action news" tonight, folks in western pennsylvania are cleaning up after a tornado. we will show you the damage left behind by that storm. clearwater, florida, where the phillies pitchers and catchers hit the field for another day of spring training. we'll be right back. >> ♪
>> ♪ >> today marks the 100th anniversary of the lithuania having its state hood restored. to commemorate the event there was a reception at philadelphia city hall. people dressed up in traditional costumes. the lithuanian flag hangs next to the american flag. >> our phillies getting quite a workout. >> spring training in clearwater. supposed to be pitchers and catchers but many position players are already in camp. nothing wrong with getting in some extra work. our jeff skversky putting in extra work right now in clearwater with the phillies. he joins us live with more. jeff. >> reporter: please, i'm just standing around here. the phillies are actually doing the work. rhys hoskins and maikel franco
have been down here crushing the ball during b practice. the philli believe they are a few weeks ahead of schedule and those are not the only power hitters in camp. check out who also arries new phillies first baseman carlos stana arrives in clearwater at spring training. the phillies signed him the year $60 miion deal inhe'llt gabe kapler. santana signing will keep rh hoskins in left field for the foreseeable future but now tommy joseph is likely the oddm. it like a pro. he believes he has to fight for a job. the bottom line santana the signlp this team win. >> i think that was a great addition to the ball club. i think it's, y one of those things from the front office down that, you know, they're m conscious effort to make this ball club better. so that we have the
opportunity to compete for a championship and that's what you want as a player. you're in this clubhouse for one reason and that's to win. >> santana is an incredible metor. he's an incredible leader a confident man he knows what he's accomplished in his career but he also balances that out with a great deal of humility. he's setting a good example as a man for everybody in the clubhouse. >> reporter: and he's looking to mentor maikel franco. they worked ought thio s the dominican republic. >> jeff we'll talk to you again next half hour. to basketball now the sixers tell us joel embiid is cleared to take part in all nba all-star activities this weekend.with an ankle issue. tonight he ben simmons and dario saric will take prt in theng stars challenge. flyers will skate in columbus tonight. the orange and black hit a playoff spot. the flyers have won their last three road games. they have the most road victories within their division. >> i think that's at the end of the day what you have to do on the road. you have to find ways to win. you do that by being ready at
drop of the puck and, you know, finding those ways as you build your game through the 60 minutes. >> nick foles has not stopped moving since he and the eagles won the super bowl. he went to disney worldchatted t night the super bowl m.v.p. busted out hissnazzy sneakers on on jimmy kimmel life. foles admits life has changed quite a bit since that super bowl victory. >> have you been getting a big head fr this imagine now -- i'm sure you were pretty famous in philadelphia but now probably everywhere you go people recognize you, right. >> yes, it's a little different. i think my i c into whole foods now. so, if i knew when i went in theren i started getting recognized. >> a lot of online grocery shopping. >> there you go delivery. >> and he says he has yet to hear from tom brady, no congratulations, no text, no e-mails and he didn't shake
his hand. that you were. >> we're going to stir it up. >> that's right. >> thank you, ducis. >> all right. >> still to come on "action news" tonight that exclusive accuweather forecast including some snow. >> taking a live look from our sky6 camera at the center city skyline tonight. meteorologist adam joseph has the good, the bad and the soggy this weekend when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪
a path of destruction last night. high winds brought trees and ripped roofs off homes. heavy rain caused flooding and a landslide shut down one section of highway. thewer to more than 3,000 homes. >> wow. >> meteorologist adam joseph here now with more on that rollercoaster forecast and the ride begins tomorrow. >> it does. we go down tomorrow and then we quickly go up the hill here as we get into the beginning of the week. that seven-day forecast. we got to talk about snow first. >> okay. >> take a look at the weather center. fasten them. winter storm watch in effect saturday evening into saturday night in those northwestern suburbs of pennsylvania. those cold counties like chester county, montgomery county, bucks county, all the way up to the lehigh valley and the poconos, this is where we expect it to be all snow an to fall and the most accumulation in these counties, again tomorrow evening into tomorrow night. and this is one of those very heavy wet snows that is really hard to remove especially if you pack up a few inches of it. as we look at storm tracker6
live double scan, the rain that we saw much of the day on and off today is now off the coast. we are clearing the sky to the north and west and colder winds are moving in. in fact, we startedat 60 in philadelphia this morning. now down to 52. 40's north and west. 30's in the poconos and these numbers will continue to tumble as we go into the overnight hours setting in that cold air just in time for the next storm. now, the boundary that is separating that w south and the cold to the north extends all the way down to the south so this is the track of the storm. it's going to come out of the desert southwest and going to grab some energy from the north. that's what's going to blossom a storm right over us but thankfully it's a quick hitter. clearing tonight sharply cold 23 in the suburbs, 28 in philadelphia. 9 o'clock kind of chill the surface a little bit. in the afternoon clouds take over 1 o'clock and it's still dry but notice temperatures
still just above the freezing point and then snow breaks out for the majority of the region between 4, 5 o'clock tomorrow, late afternoon. temperatures at this point will -- it will be still melting as it hits the ground but as we lose the sun and the snow intensifies we could see rains half an inch even an inch an hour around the 8 o'clock hour. philadelphia north and west this is when it could start accumulating on the roads, sidewalks. this is your rain-snow line. all rain down to the south and it could rain for a time all all the way far north as philadelphia. we have to see exact track of this storm and if that rain line does puncture philadelphia or stays just to the south but nonetheless, snow all to the north and west and then everything is gone as we get into the midnight hour. expected snowfall totals nothing in far southern areas, coating to an inch for areas near bridgeton, millville, hammonton over to smyrna. one to 3 inches right along i-95 and if you live about 10 miles to the north near conshohocken and if you live about 15 or so miles to the south in easton, new jersey,
lindenwold glassboro and salem and then here's your 3-inch line, three to 5-inches as you head to the north and west. that area is where we'll see it accumulating on the roads. slushy along i-95 but we'll see the track as this could come down or up depending on the final track of the storm. as we look at the poke no he notice big weekend, it's dry with night snow. sunday mostly sunny and 40. not bad monday 45 and the morning clouds and then afternoon rain will be developing. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, 39 for tomorrow. watch for that evening snow and rain to push in and then on sunday, sunny milder. behind it really nice at 48 degrees. mild a lot of clouds m afternoon, rain comes in at 52. it's a warm front. that's going to usher in record tying and breaking warmth two days in a row, 70's for hednesday in the low tuesday lots of sun. wednesday some showers late day with a cold front. that will pull temperatures back into the 50's on thursday and friday, so stay tuned with
us here and our social media accounts. the track of the storm could shift a little bit. >> thank you sir. >> as always get updates on this weekend's snowy forecast and check storm tracker6 live any time right on your phone or tablet. the 6abc app is a free download for your mobile device. new research shows many countries aren't keeping the greenhouse gas goals set and that paris climate deal. according to a report in the journal science advances, that means we are likely to see more extreme weather events like drought, flooding and extreme heat. researchers say north america europe and east asia could be affected the most if countries don't accelerate their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. president trump has vowed to have the u.s. leave the paris agreement once the country is able to do so. >> a competition where students are showing off their agree green thumbs. we'll be right back. my shoulders carry more than my country's pride
soon there is an expo. the freebie event has exhibits hands on experiences and tv personalities to inspire folks. there are hundreds of booths like this one full of creative do it yourself projects or professionals you can hire. students are showing off their green thumb. the philadelphia horticultural society junior flower show was held at academy park high school in sharon hill. students from the area are encouraged to take part. students with winning entries will have them displayed at the philadelphia flower show next month and they will win free tickets to attend. >> jim gardner and the "action news" team with these stories and more next at 6:00 developments in the russia investigation. indictments handed down for meddling with the united states elections. >> for the entire "action news" team, i'm monica malpass you have a good night and a great weekend.
>> ♪ >> "action news," delaware valley's leading news program with d meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> it is friday night and the big story on "action news" tonight is a day of dramatic developments in the russia investigation. a federal grand jury has indicted 13 russians with orchestrating an elaborate plot to use social media to interfere with the 2016 presidential election in efforts to tilt the outcome towards donald trump.
the specific criminal indictment brought by special counsel robert mueller does not allege that americans knowingly participated in the operation. it does say there was unwitting participation by some members of the trump campaign. it also says the russians stole american identities to go on facebook, twitter and the like to sow discord in the election and our political system. this case does not include the allegations of russians hacking the dnc aren't and the clinton campaign chairman. an immediate result of the indictments president trump as he left for florida today seemed to accept unequivocally for the first time that the russians did meddle in the election. in proclaiming his innocence, he posted this tweet. russia started their anti-u.s. i announced that i would president. the results of the electio were not impacted. the trump campaign did nothing
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