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three men on a sinking tugboat rescued from a frigid boston harbor. hear from the man who pulled them to safety. we made it through the snow and ice but there is one more punch coming. i will timeout the torrential downpour's and damaging winds for your evening drive we are not the only ones dealing with wild weather, severe storms in the south, roofs ripped off, beach chairs toss. music's biggest stars honored at the grammys, who stole the show and whose
planned. it is a live look at boston this noon where he feels more like spring now, temperatures are in the 50s, already for many communities. at this morning it was a whole different story. freezing rain and ice causing very slick conditions. that afternoon, thank you for being here with us, i am catherine hauser, chris is on assignment. what a difference a day makes. boston's temperature changed more than 30 degrees in less than 24 hours. meteorologist, danielle niles is here. are you getting whiplash from this forecast? what an influx of temperatures >> whiplash in the sense of this wind that will start to of the day today. it is remarkable to watch this region. the temperature in boston is 49 degrees. it has taken a little bit of rise in southern new hampshire we are above freezing from manchester back down to nashua. pittsburgh still sitting at 3432 in concord.
fifties from lawrence to bedford, fog in between as well. 55-57 hear from milton back down to taunton and the upper 40s to low 50s on the cape as well. we have been tracking a couple of showers generally light right now. a few scattered in nature. there are a couple of pockets of light freezing rain that are still lingering north of keene right now into southern indenture. where do we go through here? a lot of us come well into the 50s. and then the heavy rain moves in west to east retweet 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. time timeframe. that coincides with the strongest wind gusts as well. the heaviest rain will push offshore after about 7 o 'clock- 8 o'clock the high wind warning eastern massachusetts. the wind advisor -- advisory.
rescuer boston harbor. friday-- and frightening sinking tugboat. the water temperatures just 37 degrees, susan -- susie is live in boston with a look at this story. >>reporter:it was a very close call out on the harbor, this morning, these three men were pulled from the freezing cold water, and the man who rescued them says he just happened to be in the right place, at the right time. >> i was on the other side of the airport here, and we heard the distress call to the coast >>reporter:joe maloney just happened to be drifting in the on board the chelsea with a boston pilots association when ordinarily, he would be docked around 6 a.m., but this day, he was moving more slowly than usual. >>reporter:he just happened to be close by, when a tugboat started sinking fast. >> they started taking on
then she was gone >>reporter:with water temperatures hovering in the high 30s, every minute matter. >> three-four minute you start to lose muscle, and water this temperature, five-eight minutes you are dead >>reporter:the position he half. all three men are doing just fine and they did not even go to the hospital, thanks to this quick rescue. it's meant a lot to joe maloney because the call came in, not just from a fellow boat captain, but a longtime friend. >> doug richman, he's an experienced tugboat captain. on of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. ever. >>reporter:what's that like for you to get to help him out? >> it makes me very emotional. i try not to be, but i know he would help me. >>reporter:joe maloney, who you just saw there, who pulled these men from the water, said after they warmed up, the first cell phone. because all of there's not wet when the tugboat sank, they called their families just
them they did not know if they would survive. they were happy to make that phone call and let them know they were safe, on ground. back to you. he's police are investigating a theft at a gun shop, and alarm brought officers this morning. there, they found the front door the thieves stole for for pistols, investigators think new hampshire gun shop earlier this month may be responsible. these are surveillance pictures from the break in boston firefighters rushed to a senior housing complex in dorchester, this morning. they cannot see much from the outside, but inside the flames damaged broke the second and third floors. and there is no water in the electric system. investigators say an electrical short in the wiring caused the fire. all 46 seniors who live
new place to stay. a firefighter accused of touching his children's babysitter is set to face a judge today. prosecutors say the 35-year-old man also made sexually charged comments to the teenage girl. nicole jacobs is live in worcester with what much more. >>reporter:at afternoon, that arraignment wrapped up a short time ago, these court dominant -- documents detail the egg -- allegations clearly. sean adamantly denies, we will him in court. earlier this morning, i can back to january. year-old babysitter and her mother went to the police. about this issue, accusing sean of touching her inappropriately , and much more. all of which the babysitter says was unprovoked and through his attorney, the 35- year-old father of two, denies clue of them and tell a print
upcoming court appearance. only then, did he receive a summons in court, he says, days after that. he himself had nothing to say after court, but during the arraignment we learned the extent of those allegations. >> on multiple occasions, he did touch, grab, and/or slap her butt. one time even getting into bed with her. >>reporter:the fire chief tells wbz, that mr. benowitz had worked for the fire department since 2008, he also has some affiliation with the school system, as a student awareness, fire education coordinator. no decision has been made to the status of his employment. we do know he was released on his own recognizance today, and he is due back in court next month. live in worcester, nicole jacobs, wbz news a trial is now underway in a 42-year-old cold case.
guthrie stabbed 21-year-old eileen at her shrewsberry home. the georgia man who is now 71 years old, pleaded not guilty. police arrested him in 2013 after dna evidence linked him to the crime. opening statement a final farewell for a freak accident. on friday, caitlin was katelyn was driving to work on the expressway when an airborne manhole cover slammed into her car, investigators are still trying to figure out why the piece of metal broke free. a week long hearing on the today florida. they want to know why the cargo ship's captain decided to sell hurricane walkie last year. all 33 crewmembers on board new england.
robbery. threaten the clerk with an eye for the clerk was not having it. you could see they grabbed him -- a milk crate and swung it. the would-be robber then ran o ff. for the first time in more than 25 years, new hampshire could bring back bobcat hunky -- hunting and trapping. they are set to vote on a proposal tomorrow. the bobcat population is stabilized, and could still grow even if hunting and trapping are allowed. coming up, the battle for the white house heating up for south carolina. the republican candidates now playing hardball fighting the zika virus, the controversial proposal from the world health organization. making grammy history, taylor swift big night plus how she is getting back at kanye west.
with thinly veiled jobs at donald trump. >> faith that reveals itself through good works, not loud words. >>reporter:trump hit right back >> why do you mention jeb bush, he is not confided -- competitive. >>reporter:trump reserved his deepest insults for ted cruz. >> i think ted is a very unstable guy. i've never seen anybody that lied as much as ted cruz >>reporter:the attacks come just days before saturday's republican primary in south carolina. it is the first time voters in the south had to the polls in this presidential campaign. college of star -- college of charleston kendra stewart says the 2016 gop race in the state is unusual. >> but, this time, trump is the leading and all of the polls,
candidate that south carolina voters would support >>reporter:stewart protects the republican predicts the republican field will narrow after saturday's primary results. craig boswell, cbs news, charleston, south carolina. >> all of this campaign season, wbz political analyst, john keller is tackling the issues important to you and your f amily. coming up tonight at 5 p.m. a closer look at income and equality. do not miss this piece. the world health organization says it may be necessary to use genetically modified mosquitoes to wipe out the zika virus. to a spike in birth defects. the organization has already declared zika virus a global emergency. severe storms in the south, dozen unconfirmed reports of tornadoes in louisiana, mississippi, alabama and f lorida. this morning in miami, storms caused serious damage coming
a construction site had debris just about everywhere. some of the letters knocked right off of it. we have had a little bit of strange weather of our own backyard home. just a wild 24 hours, when you look at the temperatures, you are like is this a typo? >> it is crazy. it has been while. those same storms in miami this morning, or the tail end tell end of the cold front that is impacting us. just a lot going on weatherwise. >> it is busy. >> it is, but it's interesting. these are the things we love. also areas of fog with a live look at the city of boston right now. it was the cold and the ice this morning, and now we have been warming up. two hours west right now. you will see here in the satellite and radar. ahead of this mainline. this is going to push through, during the evening commute. until then, it has been all about the warm front nifty northward here. talk about a swing right from
this weekend 51 wester, there are still some pockets of cold air trying to hang on. but we are now above the freezing mark in pittsburgh 33, look at that 55 right now from norwood back to plymouth. between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m., the steadiest rain we will pick up .5 inches up to 1.5 inches in some spots. powerful damaging winds in eastern massachusetts, too. i do not want that to catch people by surprise. but the winds is going to be quite active later on today. it will gust 50-62 miles per hour later on this afternoon and evening. doppler radar right now shows the showers, but they are generally light. 55 brockton, but pockets of light rain pushing through 128, any freezing rain is now north
extending into western new hampshire. a tween now and let's say 3 o'clock, more of this scattered shower activity. then into worcester county comes those bands of steady rain between two-3 p.m. into the city of boston between three-4 p.m. your evening commute is a totally different beast than this morning. heavy rain, torrential downpour's, we go 55-60, there may be some strong wind gusts and heaviest downpours that come in between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. in eastern massachusetts. then we start to dry things out . the cape and the islands it takes a little bit longer until about 8:30 or 9 p.m. to get that study is been to move offshore. forecast wind gusts here, that wind out of the south-southeast arts to ramp up over the next couple of hours, just over 50 -- 50 miles per hour, we may see some gusts that top out around 60.
scattered pockets of damage in and then once that heaviest band shifts offshore, the subside and it will no longer be damaging once that heavy rain pushes off the coastline. overnight tonight, we do dip to around freezing. but it takes most of the night tonight. any leftover petals puddles or moisture on the road there may be a few items -- icy patches that result because of that leftover left over moisture. we do come into the 40s, it was to be breezy, at the window will not be nearly as strong pray to high-pressure building the week. we cool off a bit temperatures friday. overall, generally quiet in the 40s this weekend. thank you very much maybe the second time
krispy kreme is going to try to expand into new england. the chain has signed a deal to open for stores in new hampshire and three in maine. the donut shop, you may recall, aggressively expanded in massachusetts more than a dozen years ago. all of the stores closed a short time later. if you are fighting a cold, healthy dose of vitamin c may be just what you need. in the form of a tangerine. our fresh grocer shows us how to make the perfect pick. >>reporter:these beautiful tangerines. no seeds, easy to peel, delicious, and they are called stem and leaf is still attached to them. you should store it on the counter. this is where you select an orange all the way around, very important, heavy through the sides that means they are packed with juice and not pulp. like i said, when it's easy to peel, look at that. great for the kids, great if you are in a hurry. you cannot beat that. the stem and leaf tangerine.
loaded with vitamin c. they are seasonal, they are here now, they will go away pretty soon. i them, and enjoy them. i am your fresh grocer, remember to eat fresh and stay healthy. >> it looks good to me. the big winners on musics music's biggest night. and a closer look at adele's performance, the singer providing answers today about
british songwriter performed, "all i asked." she also wrote "because of it, i am treating myself to an in and out, so maybe it was worth a? that sounds pretty good. taylor swift made history at last night's grammy becoming the first female artist to win album of the year twice. she appeared to call out kanye west, who in a new song claims that he made her famous. >> they're going to be people, along the way, who will try to undercut your success, or take credit for your accomplishments, or your fame, but if you just focus on the work, and you do not let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you are going , you will look around and you
you have smart phones, smart cars so why not smart chairs? n issan just unveiled the self parking chair. it turned -- it turns a three and her 60 degrees, and moves on its own. do not expect to see it in your office anytime soon. these chairs are meant to show off the company's technology for self parking cars. how about that? still pretty cool. >> i think it would be fun. >> it reminds me of our cameras in our studio where they move back into position. >> people may not know they are robotic cameras. >> it would make everything a lot tidier. >> let's get a final check on the weather. that's the big story of the day. we are not done yet? there is more to this. the rest of the day, the wind will ramp up in the rain will be heavy.
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