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primaries. we'll tell you what candidates are doing today as they get ready for tuesday. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. we have issued a first alert for this morning because of heavy rain and the flood threats that we're facing later this afternoon in our region. let's get details on that from meteorologist bill henley in the first alert weather center. bill? >> that flood threat for late this afternoon, we've issued a first alert. the first of the rainfall will be here this morning. the flood threat will be greatest for two reasons, not just the heavy rainfall which is on its way, but also melting snow. it's on the ground. it's going to be melting quickly with temperatures take off into the 60s. gusty winds will help with the snow melt. as far as the rain, first batch of fast-moving showers are moving into lancaster and southern chester conte. light rainfall in northeastern maryland and into the delaware area. but heavier showers moving through lancaster county. some of the heavier showers will be here this afternoon. the rain extends into the ohio
valley. stand by for wet weather. but a big warmup in spite of the rain. 46 degrees at 7:00. by 10:00 this morning, we'll be at 55. the winds kick in. 16 mile-an-hour winds increasing at 1:00 this afternoon. shows the rain is coming down, the temperatures will be coming up. at 61 degrees, one degree away from the record high temperature for today. i think we'll break it. got the neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. >> we're on the vine street expressway. this is right around 8th street. no problems in either direction. not a lot of cars heading out the door
so far this morning, westbound or eastbound. we're good if we're heading to 95 and the schuylkill expressway. new jersey, construction on route 70 eastbound right around cuthbert boulevard, the right lane is closed. not causing a backup now. later on in the commute, that may be a sticky spot. here's the delaware memorial bridge, not a lot of cars here, either.ç
the rest of the area bridges, we have a schedule opening for the tacony palmyra, scheduled for 5:10. in the next ten minutes or so, expect backup there in new jersey. betsy ross and burlington bristol are still clear. >> nbc 10's katy zachry is live in warrenton township, bucks county where the snow piles are still around from the blizzard of 2016. that could cause issues today nc nchz. >> definitely, tracy. there are businesses throughout our area after the storm we had that have massive snow piles. i was even walking on some. they are
rock solid but let me tell you after the record warmth we're expecting later today, a lot of this will start melting. couple that with the rain we're getting in some areas intense driving rain for long periods of time. there's a big concern in some parts about flooding. now, flooding especially in
areas where there is poor drainage. it's something that people will want to look out for today. if you're walking your child to the bus stop, make sure that drains in your area, on your street may be clear of debris and if they're not, call your local township or public works department. that's something that public works department, streets department and police departments are going to be on the lookout for today. flooding could be a concern in some major areas, especially low-lying areas where there is not good drainage. coming up in the next half hour, we're checking in with police department s around the area to see what warnings they're issuing for later today. reporting live in warrenton township, bucks county, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. we'll get you prepared for the rain and potential flooding threat later today. track the storm with radar, get alerts and warnings and customize the nbc 10 app to get information specifically for your neighborhood. this morning it is back to
court for comedian bill cosby who's facing sexual assault charges. nbc 10's matt delucia is live for us outside the courthouse in norristown. some people were out at the courthouse supporting the accused comedian. >> that was outside. inside it was one question after another for former district attorney bruce castor. take a look at video of when bill cosby was leaving the courthouse yesterday. you see there, cosby did get some support as he walked out of court yesterday afternoon. several supporters gathered outside, cheering for him to stay strong. but it was inside the courtroom where we learned more about this agreement or deal regarding a decade old allegation that cosby drugged and assaulted a woman. bruce castor testified that he thought he could not get a conviction because the accuser's credibility was tainted on a number of issues. he set up a situation where if cosby issued statements in a civil case he would not be prosecuted criminally for it.
wes oliver says either way this could be problematic. >> i think any decision the judge makes can be appealable through the state appellate structure and ultimately a petition fcould goç to the supe court. that could bog the case down for another few months. >> day two of the hearing, bill cosby expected to arrive in a couple of hours. the judge is expected to make a decision today. that could end with charges against bill cosby being dismissed. live in norristown, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. more than 60 women have accused cosby of either rape or sexual assault. the dates span from 1965 to 2006 -- 2008 in the united states and across canada. cosby has denied the
allegations. find full coverage on nbc10.com. 42 degrees in philadelphia. philadelphia police are on the lookout for a hit and run driver who ran down a mother and her two children in south philadelphia. surveillance video shows a 2001 red honda accord plowing through an intersection at broad and dickinson while the family en r entered the crosswalk. the car hit the mother, 5-year-old daughter and her 4-month-old son and kept going. >> they left something there to almost die, a mother and two children. >> here's another view of the same car shortly after the crash. police say it's missing a side passenger mirror. the children are in stable condition, their mother is in critical but stable condition. detectives are hoping she may be able to provide more information about the crash or the driver when they speak with her later today. now to decision 2016. the candidates are zeroing in on
the next contest in new hampshire. >> here's a look at where the race for delegates stands on the republican side. the winner needs 1,237 delegates to lock up a nomination. ted cruz is in the lead with 8, followed by donald trump and rubio each who have 7. cruz rolled into new hampshire yesterday. he told supporters at a church that his win means grass roots conservatives, not the establishment will determine the gop nominee. the texas senator also took aim at donald trump. >> six weeks ago donald trump was saying every day that i was his friend, that he loved me, that i was terrific, that i was nice. and now i'm an anchor baby. >> in the latest new hampshire gop poll trump has 22-point lead over cruz. on the democratic side, hillary clinton pulled off a win in iowa in a very tight race as you know. she now has 30 delegates. >> and bernie sanders has 21. it takes 2,383 delegates to win the democratic nomination.
and the clinton campaign last night alongside former congresswoman gabrielle giffords and her husband, astronaut mark kelly. bernie sanders has a double digit lead in new hampshire. clinton remained enthusiastic. >> new hampshire is going to have to decide who can go toe to toe with the republicans to make sure they don't wreck us again. >> following his close finish in the iowa caucuses, bernie sanders' campaign says he raised about $3 million in 24 hours. that's the most they've raisa in a single day. you can count on nbc 10 to bring you the latest from the campaign trail. george spencer will pick up our coverage in new hampshire. look for his reports beginning sunday night. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> eight minutes after 5:00. it is dry right now for most of the area. i'm tracking heavy rainfall that is going to combine with record warmth to see a lot of melting snow.
the two could combine for a flood threat. especially this afternoon into this evening for low-lying areas, flood-prone areas. the temperatures climbing into the 60s. we'll see rapid snow melting. dry in allentown, northeast philadelphia and atlantic city. everybody is above freezing this morning and the wind is blowing. that's part of the reason we'll see such a big warmup. strong southerly winds gusting to 30 miles an hour this afternoon. right now, we're seeing rain move into the area at 50 miles an hour. these showers are moving to the northeast now at 50 miles an hour. you could see moderate showers in northern new castle county, into southern chester county and into lancaster county. the first rain drops are in berks county, just moving towards reading and allentown right now. more rain on the way for later today. it will be heavy. the heaviest rainfall most likely for the evening commute. scattered showers this morning, mainly light. the steadier showers by 10:00 this morning in allentown and reading and rain at noontime for
most of the area. you can see that line of heavier rainfall that's due in later today. so stand by for a wild february ride, so unusual to see temperatures like this, record territory this afternoon. pennsburg 61 degrees. near 60 in fleetwood and morgantown. that will come with rainfall for souderton, abington and kbo bordentown. temperatures will climb 60 degrees for cape may, 63 in millville and look at milford, closer to 70 degrees this afternoon. a record high of 65 for philadelphia. that comes with rain that's going to be strongest this afternoon for the evening commute but it's going to be fast-moving rain in wilmington and woodstown by early evening we'll see the rain clear out. then we've got some gusty winds ahead. got the seven-day forecast when i come back in ten minutes. >> i'll see you then, bill.
5:10 this wednesday morning. i was playing football. you don't play injured but you play hurt. jessica boyington is not 100% but we'll take her at 80 with her voice. >> 100% we will. she's a trooper and she's looking at the schuylkill expressway right now. >> i do feel fine. just a little voice thing. we're on the schuylkill expressway around route 202. no problems in either direction eastbound from the blue route to the vine street expressway. still a 13-minute trip. no problems into center city or headed towards the king of prussia area. i did check in with the area bridges. we have a scheduled opening, that's scheduled for right now on the tacony palmyra at 5:10. we might see delays there. we'll check the cameras in just a minute. the rest of the breaths are okay, no problems on the betsy or the burlington bristol.ç route 73 approaching the tacony palmyra bridge, the toll plaza is in the top right-hand corner of your screen. no problems approaching that yet even with the opening. tracy? desperate times call for
desperate measures. fire crews in north jersey convince a little girl to take action during a fast-moving fire. we'll tell you what they had to do to save her life. plus, nearly failing. a new education report card slams public schools across the country. find out what researchers had to say about our local schools. you should be part of the conversation. we'd love to talk to you while we're on the air. yes, we can do that. we do that via social media. read our posts, tweet us an we'll tweet you right back.
5:15 on this wednesday morning. take a look at that. we've issued a first alert this morning for weather and traffic in our area because of a flood threat that will happen later this afternoon. this is the first alert radar. we're expecting heavy rain later today that could impact your plans. a fire forced a young new jersey girl to leap from a third floor balcony to save her own life. take a look. >> i need a ladder to the third floor. i have a child trapped. >> the flames trapped a 9-year-old on the third floor as fire tore through her burgin county townhouse complex. police officers convinced the little girl to jump into their arms. they say she was home alone when the fire broke out. the zika virus is on the agenda at the montgomery county board of health meeting. the meeting is open to the public. the zika virus has been
spreading fast across latin america and the caribbean. experts say the virus can cause severe birth defects. currently there are no confirmed cases of the virus in new jersey, pennsylvania or delaware. the virus is mainly transmitted by mosquitos. health officials confirmed that a person in texas contracted a virus through sex. they say the infected person had not travelled to any zika affected regions but recently had sex with someone who got sick after visiting venezuela. a bucks county school district is warning parents about an attempted child luring. administrators with the penn ridge school district say a man in his 20s tried to lure a child in his car after school yesterday. police are looking for a man who exposed himself to a student on the university of pennsylvania campus. a woman told authorities she saw a man walking toward her with his private area exposed she called campus police but the man
got away. amtrakamtrak determined tha was a rock that hitle acela expre express. they will not meet a deadline to start using safety technology aimed at preventing accidents, positive train control, ptc. officials set a deadline for 2018 to have it installed. canadian national railway, csx and norfolk southern say they won't be ready until 2020. they say ptc could prevent deadly derailments like the one in philadelphia last may. new york real estate heir robert durst is expected to appear in court to enter a guilty plea. he's facing first degree murder in los angeles as well. he remains a suspect in the
disappearance of his first wife. last year, hbo featured durst in a crime documentary about his life. 5:18. let's check the roads. >> jessica boyington is doing that checking for us. >> i am, i'mç checking the are bridges. we have a lot of things going on right now. a few scheduled openings. we're in the process of the opening on the tacony palmyra that was scheduled for 5:10 this morning. the alternate is the betsy ross. the burlington bristol also dealing with a scheduled opening for 5:50. we have a little while to plan for that. i wanted to show you route 73 approaching the tacony palmyra bridge. toll plaza up in this direction, no backups because of the opening. not a lot of traffic out there right now. we have a bridge closer on the falls bridge, closed for rehabilitation work until april. your alternate right now is the city avenue bridge. checking in with the boulevard as well. here is route 1 around broad street, no problems. either direction north or southbound.
i'm come back in the next ten to see if there are delays on the bridges. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 19 minutes after 5:00. it is dry in philadelphia but parts of the area roadways already seeing the first rainfall of the day. that rain will quickly move through the city to start with, then we'll probably get a break. 44 degrees. we're certainly getting a break from normal temperatures in february. we're at 44 right now. that's warmer than the normal high temperatures this time of year. at this hour, we should be in the middle 20s. we're doing quite well in that department. probably set a record this afternoon. that's a live view from cape may, looking at the marina, dry to start with this morning. but that changes quickly as we go through the day. the temperatures not bad at all. reading, 40 degrees, 37 in doylestown, no sign of the normal cold air. wilmington seeing the first rain drops in 42 degrees. it's 43 in audubon, haddonfield is at 40 degrees this morning. no sign of the cold.
what we will get, no sign of freezing, just rain and plenty of clouds. sunshine is on hold. the rain just moving in. the heaviest rain is to our west and southwest. that's timed unfortunately for the afternoon and evening commute. it will be fast moving rainfall. steady rainfall just moving through north central pennsylvania. and the first rain drops in lancaster, chester and new castle counties. these will quickly move into delaware county and philadelphia you'll see rainfall, too. the showers are moving to the northeast at 50 miles an hour. the first round of rain moves through quickly. we will see a cloudy, windy and warm day, heavy rainfall due in this afternoon. and there is a threat of flooding and low-lying areas, areas of poor drainage this afternoon. look at those temperatures. 62 to 66 degrees. 62 is the record for this date. i think we'll surpass that today. tomorrow, though, different story. chill is back though not really all that cold for february. 51 degrees, gusty winds will
make it feel chill yir. cooler on friday but a warming trend as we go through the weekend. it will be dry this weekend, partly sunny on monday. on tuesday, we could get fresh snow in the pocono mountains. philadelphia, could see a mix of rain and snow. >> all right, thank you, bill. it is 5:21 this wednesday morning. a priest impostor, one man is under arrest, accused of stealing thousands of dollars. find out what investigators say he did during the pope's visit to@ophiladelphia. plus, data breach. a nationwide credit card hacking hits home with several restaurants affected in our area. we'll tell you how and where this all happened. this nbc 10 first alert winter weather update is brought to you by buckmans, your cold weather experts. elsym. delsym's advanced time release formula helps silence coughs for a full 12 hours. all night... or all day.
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book stores. landon dowdy is here with this morning's cnbc business news. >> amazon may be headed to the mall. the online retailer is planning to open up 400 physical book stores, though wouldn't say where. amazon opened a store in seattle last year. it would be a major reversal for the company credited with putting several brick and mortar chains out of business. amazon isn't commenting. the markets look to reverse tuesday's losses. stocks falling sharply yesterday with oil once again the culprit. crude prices falling 5% below $30 a barrel. oil has lost about 10% this week. the biggest two-day decline since the financial crisis. look for data on private sector hiring and earnings from comcast and gm. the dow dropping 295 points to 16,154. the nasdaq losing 103 to 4,517. back over to you.
>> landon dowdty with cnbc, thanks. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> 44 degrees, 5:26. we've got rain that's starting to move into the area. heavy rainfall due in this afternoon. a big melt ahead as the temperatures are warm now and will be record breaking this afternoon. jessica boyington is watching your first alert traffic. >> we're watching 26th street around pen rose avenue. we do have openings on area bridges and construction work. we'll talk about the rest of the area bridges when i come back at 5:0. good morning, i'm matt delucia live in norristown, getting ready for day two of cosby in court. i'll walk you through what happened yesterday and what happens next. still dropping, you heard landon dowdy mention it a moment ago, just how low analysts think gas prices could go.
this is nbc 10 news first alert weather. right new on nbc 10 news we are tracking record high temperatures, heavy rain and a chance for flooding. left over snow from the blizzard of 2016 could cause problems. >> today bill cosby and his legal team are back in court in montgomery county. but a ruling today could put an end to his sexual assault charges. and small business support with the democratic national
convention coming to philadelphia this summer, one of the world's biggest companies is helping local businesses get noticed. it's just about 5:30 and 44 degrees outside. a warm morning. good morning, welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. you'll notice the first alert weather bug at the bottom of the screen here. that's a sign of potentially dangerous weather heading our way. let's go to meteorologist bill henley with the first alert forecast. >> heavy rain and melting snow could combine for a flood threat later today. low-lying areas, areas of poor drainage will be susceptible to the heavy rainfall. thanks to the very warm temperatures, whatever snow is on the ground this afternoon will be melting quickly. especially with gusty winds kicking in. already seeing the rain move through pennsylvania. in fact, the first rain is moving into our area. right now in delaware, new jersey, the steadiest rainfall is in pennsylvania. chester county. he