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here is a live look at asheville through our asheville sky cam. and it looks white. gabrielle: you can see something falling from the sky there. let's head over to john cessarich, joining us in the studio. what's going on? john: that is why i do what i do. you are going, what is that? it is a mix of rain and snow falling in the asheville area. temperatures mainly above the freezing mark. 42 in asheville, 44 in hendersonville. for the next few hours, a mix of wet snow and rain back-and-forth with pieces of impulses coming in quickly from the west. once a get colder later tonight, all snow showers. this will continue for most of the week. above freezing in the upstate, a couple sprinkles. that is all we will expect outside the mountains, a couple sprinkles, light showers moved through laurens earlier.
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higher elevations looking at lower elevations, rain and snow mix. advisories only for the mountains. winter weather advisory tonight all the way until 7:00 in the morning tomorrow. this is buncombe county, transylvania county, all the way over to the tennessee line. when that expires, we have a winter storm warning that goes from now until tomorrow morning. that is for the counties that border tennessee. that is where the heaviest snow will be, close to tennessee and the west facing slopes and higher elevations. you could see quite a bit of snow. maybe 2-6 plus inches of snow, six plus inches mainly, not just for monday and tuesday, possibly through wednesday, it will take quite a while for this system. impulses will come through, so it will be off and on snow showers in the mountains. also, the bounds of north georgia could see 1-3 inches of snow by the middle of the week. incredible. that is the snow part.
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we are looking at the cold. this will be some of the coldest air we have seen this winter. chris: this is coming straight from canada. it is remarkable, how cold this is. it is moving straight down through the midwest into our area. it really starts to get cold as we head into tuesday into wednesday. we are talking frigid air. how cold? these are highs from the latest models. 41 the high tomorrow, 39 the high on wednesday. 40's all week until we cool back down on the weekend with a second blast of cold a are. asheville area, rigid. high 27 degrees on wednesday. with the wind blowing, it will feel colder. temperatures stakeholder friday, then another huge blast of air moving in through the weekend where highs could be in the 20's in the mountains. with the wind blowing, it will feel colder. here is a look at the wind chills. overnight, it will feel like 10
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morning, 20 in greenville. through the day tomorrow, the high temperature, which you typically see it feeling like the 20's and john: the upstate, teens in the mountains. john joins me again. john, this is cold. john: i think the groundhogs were wrong. winter will hang around. i will show you those numbers later on. now back to you, gabrielle and nigel. nigel: tonight, we've learned more about a fire at a greenville county apartment building. firefighters say it was accidental. they say the flames started outside, and made their way indoors. wyff news 4's myra ruiz is live and local in greenville county. myra? >> there were 25 adults and two children that we were able to assist saturday morning as a result of the fire. we were able to help them with food and clothing initially, also help them replace any medications that they've lost. myra: fire marshal jeff nelson says investigators found evidence that the flames likely started from something on one of two patios,
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roof, and spread through the attic. >> make sure the fire is out completely. unfortunately, when the wind is blowing, like it is today, sparks can fly and cause fires. myra: the flames did not initially trigger any smoke alarms, he says, because there were no smoke detectors in the attic. instead, a barking dog alerted its owner, who then left the apartment to alert other neighbors. neighbors knocked on doors to make sure everyone got out. firefighters say, fortunately, there were no injuries, but red cross volunteers say they'll likely see similar fires as winter continues. >> well, first and foremost, usually, in cold weather is when we see an increase in the number of fires. myra: the fire marshal says something from one of the patios behind me ended up sparking the roof, then the fire spread through the attic for spreading to other units. coming up at 6:00, we'll tell you what red cross volunteers say is the one silver lining to
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myra ruiz, wyff news 4, live in greenville county. gabrielle: myra, thank you. right now, the south carolina highway patrol is investigating a crash that killed two students in cherokee county. wyff news 4's mike mccormick spent the day in gaffney, learning more about both teenagers. mike: outside gaffney high school, the flags are at half-staff, and the day began with a moment of silence. the assistant principal called it a somber day here. >> it has really rocked the school, with something like this happening. mike: 17-year-old dominick galosi and 18-year-old shemar byers, both students at the school, died in a crash in york county on friday. troopers say the suv they were in left the road, then hit a fence and a tree. they were passengers. the driver and another passenger ended up in the hospital. dominick's mom tells us he was very humble, and was always smiling, though he never got over the loss of his brother, christopher fowlkes, who was killed while
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>> shemar was a great person. mike: kareem bonner says his cousin was always smiling. >> he loved everybody. he loved basketball. that was his number one thing. he was like a mini michael jordan to us. mike: we're told the teens were best friends, who shared that sense of friendship with so many others. >> just pray for gaffney high school, and especially those families who are in dire need of their support and prayers at this time. mike: dominick's funeral is set for wednesday. we are working to get information about shemar's arrangements. mike mccormick, wyff news 4, in gaffney. nigel: south carolina highway patrol is investiating a deadly wreck that happened north of abbeville. it happened about 1:00 this morning on highway 20, near noble drive. officals say 73-year-old david ash of honea path ran off the side of the road, hit a tree, and was thrown from the vehicle. troopers say he was not wearing a seat belt, and was pronounced dead on the scene. gabrielle: officals say an arrest has been made after a shooting at a taylors apartment complex.
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leaks has been charged with murder, following a verbal fight with 23-year-old anquan gambrell on saturday night on edwards road. officals say gambrell was shot in the leg, and later died at the hospital. nigel: in greenville county, a homicide investigation is underway, after a man died 1 month after he was stabbed. right now, ryan mcbride is being charged with murder in the case. authorities say he is the brother of the victim, sean mcbride. they say sean died friday at the hospital. deputies say the cause of death was a stab wound to the leg. they say the attack happened on january 4. gabrielle: also in greenville county, right now, deputies say they are no longer investigating a report of a shooting at a nightclub overnight. deputies say one person was hurt in a shooting around 2:00 a.m., at club la roka on south pleasantburg drive. deputies say the victims signed a complaint withdrawal. they say the club's management and the victim did not want the shooting pursued further. nigel: happening now, a proposal is being unveiled that would
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elementary schools in pickens county. that's where we find wyff news 4's mandy gaither. she joins us now, live and local, with more. mandy? mandy: the meeting started here just a few minutes ago. as you can see behind me, parents and teachers and staff are walking into the building as we speak. we have been seeing this for the past 30 minutes or so. inside, they will talk about a proposal that would affect four schools. here is what we know. as we speak, the board of trustees facilities committee is discussing a proposal to merge or bank pickens-area elementary schools. we're talking about hagood elementary, a.r. lewis, ambler, and holly springs elementary. the proposed merger would mean students in kindergarten through 2nd grade would go to one school, and students grades third through fifth would go to another school. the details of which schools would be impacted, and how, are being unveiled in this meeting. district spokesman john eby told me the proposal is in light of declining enrollment and population trends,
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at half capacity or less. he says consolidating would cut down on operation costs, and create more academic opportunities for students. but many parents we talked to are not only concerned, but angry. >> what we are going to lose is unbelievable. these kids already ride on a bus for one hour to get to school. will be an hour and a half to two hours to get to school. the board is putting their lives in jeopardy. it is not just unfair, it is wrong. i understand they don't want to close hagood, we don't want the other school closed either. i am behind the teachers and i will do anything i can to support them. mandy: the facilities committee will make a recommendation to the full board. the full board is not expected to vote on the proposal tonight, but there is a full board meeting after the committee meeting. i should also mention that four of the members of the facilities committee are on the full board, as well. i'm heading inside, and will
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mandy gaither, wyff news 4, live in pickens county. gabrielle: mandy, thank you. commitment 2016 coverage, donald trump response to a refugee question in new hampshire. >> zika response. the obama administration is asking congress for help in the fight against the virus. nigel: we will have the latest poll numbers out of new hampshire before tomorrow's primary. john: temperatures, 31 degrees. that is down the road. now, temperatures dropping into the 30's and 40's in the mountains, where rain-snow mix will become all snow shortly. gabrielle: now, here's a look at your winning midday numbers in the south carolina education lottery, pick three, 9, 7, 0.
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gabrielle: north carolina governor pat mccrory's vehicle was rear-ended less than an hour after he attended the super bowl last night. california highway patrol says it was a minor accident. governor mccrory complained of some pain, but did not receive medical attention. another passenger involved in the incident was taken to the hospital. nigel: we want to take you to charlotte now. here is a live picture at the airport.
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today. we are in the air right now. they are coming back to an area that was excited, very happy for them. but sad. the loss wasn't just affecting business. hopeful. there is always next year. aly myles was in charlotte this morning, and she has the story. aly: open 24 hours a day, the midnight diner usually bustling around this time on a monday morning. but the day after a devastating loss for the city looks a little different. when monday morning rolls around, most might feel a little blue. on this monday morning at the midnight diner, extra blue, with a side of pride. >> i couldn't get to sleep. i just thought there were some bad calls during the game. things didn't go our way. aly: manager dana slawter has been to all the home games, some
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game. >> hoped the whole game we were going to come back. watched it til the last second, and it just didn't happen. aly: and dana says, even on a monday morning, well, it never looks like this. the only customer there for a while doesn't even live here. and even he's disappointed. >> as an englishman, we have a league, and the better team wins the league. whereas, im afraid, the better team hasn't won the super bowl. aly: martin fearnley planned his work trip so he could watch the game in america. >> you've got a team that wins 15 games, lose one. should've won. and in england, they would have won the league. in here, no. aly: the mood, like the coffee, might be dark and gloomy, but the hands pouring those cups don't lie. this city is still full of pride. >> i'm still really proud of the boys. they had a great season. wish we could have won the super bowl, but i'm sure there's many more to come. all we can do is keep pounding, and go next year. aly: one more disappointment to add to that mix. dana says, had they won, espn
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here. unfortunately, that was, as we all know, not the case. aly myles, wyff news 4, in charlotte. nigel: commitment 2016, on the eve of the new hampshire primary, donald trump is hitting the campaign trail hard. trump was asked a question about his thought on the syrian refugee crisis during his first rally in salem. he was asked in new hampshire about the experience the rallies and candidates firsthand, and was not happy with trump's answer. >> i know we all probably know what your general policies are towards refugees. i'm wondering if you would be able to look at these children in the face, and tell them they are not allowed to go to school . >> i can look at their face and say, you can't come here. we have a country. i'll look them in the face. you look at it and you say, we have enough problems. now, i believe, look, i have a bigger heart than anybody in this room. and i think what we do is, we
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number of areas, and we do safe zones. you build safe zones. nigel: trump also has rallies in londonderry and manchester. gabrielle: meanwhile, president obama met with italy's president at the white house today. they discussed the conflict in libya, and syrian refugees. president obama says italy plays a critical role in the humanitarian crisis, and training police forces to push back against isis. >> the bonds between italy and the united states could not be closer, and this gave us an opportunity to not only reaffirm friendship between the united states and italy, but also, the extraordinary strategic cooperation on a wide range of very challenging issues. gabrielle: the two leaders also addressed the economic and trade relationship between the trans-atlantic partners. italy's president is expected to visit houston and new york later this week. nigel: zika request. the obama administration is
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billion to help fight and prevent the mosquito-borne virus. gabrielle: aixa diaz has more from our exclusive washington newsroom. aixa: the white house says most of the money would go to the department of health and human services. in all, the administration is asking congress for $1.8 billion for zika detection, prevention, and response. federal health officials say in most cases, the virus causes mild illness. 4 out of 5 people have no symptoms. the main concern is women who are pregnant. researchers suspect there's a link between zika and birth defects. right now, there is no vaccine, but doctors say development is underway. >> we can predict that we would likely be in phase one trial, just to determine if it's safe. and if it induces a good response, probably by the end of the summer. aixa: so far, there have been no confirmed cases of transmission by mosquitoes here in the u.s. most zika-affected areas are in central and south america.
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wyff news 4. nigel: the president's request includes $250 million for puerto rico. gabrielle: that is were 22 cases have been confirmed. a few days after a winter storm buried much of southern new england, another storm is expected to bring even more snow to the region. the second winter storm in four days started today in parts of massachusetts. eastern massachusetts, rhode island, and most of connecticut are under a winter storm warning. forecasters say they could get around 10 inches of snow. >> now, your live super doppler 4 hd weather forecast. john: a series of cold fronts pushing through. one is pushing through now, producing showers outside the mountains in the upstate. the line is right here. it is headed towards the midlands. a couple more fronts, each front that passes by grabs a bigger piece of arctic air. we will get colder and colder.
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by, especially the second one, we will get more downsloping. not much precipitation outside the mounds. over the next few days, the northwesterly flow will cause off and on show -- snow showers through the mountains of georgia and north carolina. the live super doppler showing scattered snow showers now as we continue to get rid of more of the green in the mountains because as the sun goes down, it will get colder across the area. a couple sprinkles possible in the upstate. the precipitation marching from west-east across the area. 15-20 miles per hour, not moving quickly. a lot of the green is changing to white, and the blue is the heaviest snow. these are off and on snow showers across the area. in the upstate, there is snow in the north georgia mountains that will continue for the next few days. a couple struggles possible in the upstate. maybe a brief rain shower or two. tomorrow, and tomorrow night, we could see a few snow flurries. they will be scattered, no big
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best chance of flurries tomorrow and tomorrow night will be north of i-85. he bit of snow around caesars head. higher elevations looking at snow. snow east of downtown asheville now, a good burst around lack mountain in the eastern part of buncombe county. sunshine from time to time, you will get hit by a pretty good snow shower, then the sun may come out again and clear out. they'll be the pattern off and on for the next few days. 42 in asheville, 49 in greenville, the wind making it feel colder. wind chill 36 in hendersonville, 47 in the lumia, 50 in atlanta. look at this big dip in the jet stream. all this cold air is sinking across. . we will get colder and colder, and chris was talking about this, we will get pieces of energy. some of the arctic air will swing here to the southeast come all the way through the weekend. a few sprinkles, maybe rain
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late tonight. off and on snow showers in the mountains, windy. a cold breeze in the upstate tomorrow, high 39, isolated flurries possible. 29 in the mountains. unseasonably cold through the entire weekend. the wind over the next few days will make it feel colder than the actual temperatures. another arctic last comes in in time for the weekend.
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experience and judgment count in the oval office. jeb bush is a leader. he'll keep our country safe. jeb bush. right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. carol: in tonight's 4 your health, british and japanese olympic officials insist their athletes are not worried about the zika virus. the games are set for brazil in august. up to 1.5 million people have been infected with the virus in that country. symptoms are mild in most people, but there is a strong suspicion that the virus causes microcephaly in babies. that means children are born with abnormally small heads. >> british athletes are not reluctant at all to compete in rio. we have a proud tradition of having been at every olympic games since 1896, winter and summer, and all the british competitors are looking forward to it.
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just signed an agreement to allow british athletes access to training facilities in japan before the tokyo olympics in 2020. women who regularly visit a tanning bed may be more likely to have mood or body issues. researchers surveyed 74 females ranging from 19 to 63 years old, who tanned at least ten times in the past year. 39% scored high enough to likely have a body image disorder, compared to only 2% of the general population. the women were also more likely to have symptoms of seasonal affective disorder, and elevated stress, than their peers. no one was formally diagnosed with a body or mood disorder,
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is needed. when the republicans weren't going after president obama they were coming after me. his attorney general. in the cabinet, i served with hillary clinton. i've known her for almost 25 years. this is a woman whose fought her whole life for children, to protect civil rights, voting rights. and today hillary is pushing hard for tougher gun laws and police accountability. if you want to make sure republicans don't take us backward help hillary move us forward.
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coming up.. highlights from the latest g-o-p presidential nigel: coming up, highlights from the latest gop presidential debate. see the latest poll after the debate gabrielle: plus, usc upstate will open a new facility in downtown greenville. the new degree program they hope to offer there. john: outside greenville, partly to mostly cloudy skies. a little sun from time to time. off and on sprinkles of rain showers. maybe flurries down the road. more than flurries in the mountains. i will talk about it next. >> live, local, breaking news. you are watching live, local, breaking news. live, local, breaking news. with nigel robertson, gabrielle komorowski, and john cessarich.
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