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>> christa: now at noon, we have breaking news. a three-year-old rescued from a balcony, when an apartment bidding suddenly goes up in flames. good afternoon. this child luckily, was able to be pulled to safety. >> kris: very fortunate here. he was trapped on the fourth floor balcony. steve cooper is live with all the breaking details. steve? >> reporter: kris, at this hour, those fast-moving flames, the thick smoke is out right now. beyond where we are here, fire
knocking down some of the hot spots. but this was pretty dramatic scene with dozens of residents scrambling to get out. let's go to sky 7 hd over this fast-moving... this was a four-alarm fire here on eleanor street in chelsea this morning. where the situation, as you mentioned, only intensified when firefighters learned that a three-year-old boy was spotted up on a fourth-floor balcony all alone. now, he was taken out of the building by firefighters. we are told that he is doing okay this afternoon. also, crews from several surrounding communities responded to the fire here. this was a four-alarmer, as we mentioned. bringing dozens of firefighters from all over the area. there are 24 units in this apartment building. we are told by the deputy fire chief, as many as 60 to 100 residents live inside the building. everyone has been accounted for at this point. it is deputy fire chief telling us a short time ago, how they were able to rescue >> the three-year-old child
fire on the fourth floor, a neighbor spotted him in the rear of the building on a our crews were able to get to him, and i believe there was an occupant also that was trying to get him out of the building. basically, he took them out through the interior before the fire actually spread to >> reporter: and again, the good news that the hour. that toddler is doing okay. again, a lot of the people around here who live in the building standing around, anxious to learn whether or not they are able to get back in the building to grab some possessions or not. right now, they are still trying to tally up all the damage. we do know that two firefighters were injured fighting this fire here this morning. including one who was taken to mass. general hospital to get checked out. we know the investigation is ongoing right now. the district chief telling us that it appears the fire started in a third-floor apartment unit. they don't know why right now. that investigation is ongoing as we speak.
cooper, 7 news. >> christa: all icy on the granite state right now. as we gear up for the first in the nation proi mare. the candidates making a campaign push in new hampshire. trying to drum up as much support as they can before voters hit the polls coming up next tuesday. and on the heels o. iowa hillary clinton are on the trail. >> kris: we have a team of 7 beginning with jonathan hall who is live from hooksett where jon, we understand ted cruz is set to speak in a half hour. >> reporter: well, that's right, kris. actually, ted cruz is mounting a blitz on new hampshire today. apparently, folks will come out in the rain to see him. we have a live look at roby's store. he has five events scheduled. the senator will visit this country store within the next half hour. senator cruz went to new england college this morning. he spoke about his values and issues important to him at a town hall meeting. he reveres the constitution and reviles big government.
recalled the founding fathers and the pilgrims on the may flower. >> as we stand here in new england, new england was meant to be the new england. the new land where we could come and be free and not have government dictate our faith. not have government dictate our lives. but instead, be a land where free men and free women can stand on their own feet and govern their own families and their own lives. hampshire front-runner donald trump is keeping a low profile today in new hampshire after getting an endorsement from scott brown yesterday. he will attend an event in arkansas early this evening. he has been oh, so busy on twitter, slamming cruz for alleged dirty tricks. trump claims the cruz campaign put out a release saying dr. ben carson was quitting the race and urged caucus-goers in iowa to switch their support to cruz. donald claimed cruz lied about trump, actually being for obamacare and pro-choice deep in his heart.
"ted cruz forecast didn't win iowa. he stole it. that is why all of the polls were so wrong and why he got far more votes than anticipated. bad!" now trump says cruz's vote should be nullified in iowa or they should go back to the caucuses and do it all over again. neather is likely to happen. tonight donald trump again speaks in arkansas. from here we will see ted cruz going all over southern new hampshire. we are live in hooksett, i'm jonathan hall, 7 news. update. marco rubio getting his second storm. after a surprise third-place finish at the iowa caucus. he is not the only candidate primary. el is other g.o.p. contenders are trying to make a name for themselves after the poor showings they had in iowa. let's go to dan hausle who joins us live in laconia with more on this. dan? >> reporter: well, the florida senator will appear here at a town hall in laconia in just
this will be his third appearance today. earlier today it was another town hall meeting in bowe, new hampshire. some critics have said that rubio hasn't put in as much time as the others here in new hampshire. he may be making up for lost time with a number of appearances across the state starting yesterday. including today. rubio, after that surprise, strong third-place finish in iowa is making the argument that his quality is he is the best candidate to take on hillary clinton or bernie sanders, whomever the democrats put up. >> we cannot win if we are divided against each other. not only will we bring it together, we will grow it. we need to convince more people that what we stand for is the right approach for them and for our country. and if we do that, we are going to win this election. i give us the best chance to win and if you don't believe me, ask a democrat. they do not want to run against me. they know that if i'm the
governor chris christie has been highly critical of rubio, calling him the boy in the bubble, saying he doesn't talk off-handed to reporters as much as the other candidates. has not exposed himself to as much questioning and christie himself appearing this morning in lebanon, new hampshire. he is saying he is the kind of guy who can have a give and what it takes for a presidential candidate. we will be hearing from rubio in the next half hour or so. we are live in laconia, new hampshire, dan hausle, 7 news. >> christa: to the clinton campaign. hillary clinton playing catch-up in new hampshire where bernie sanders has a double-digit lead over her. the former first lady is hoping, though, to get her message out to the people. she is reaching out to young husband as a key player in the campaign. let's head out to byron barnett in derry with more. byron? >> reporter: that's right. well, you know, we have gotten word that hillary clinton will be spending every day here in
primary. trying her best to catch bernie sanders who is leading in the polls. now, she just finished up right now at an event here at the boys and girls club in derry, new hampshire. she brought along a couple of familiar faces on the stump with her this morning. hillary clinton this morning was joined by former congresswoman and shooting victim gabby giffords and her husband astronaut mark kelly. clinton defended her record as a progressive and said if the race comes down to comparing her record with sanders, she said she would win by a land-slide. clinton also pledged to support gabby giffords in pushing for more gun control. >> speaking is difficult for me. but i want to say these two words. madam president. >> the agenda that gabby and mark have laid out that i have endorsed really is a
checks and closing loop holes. and 92% of americans support this. 85% of gun owners support this. this is a big difference in this campaign because as mark said, i have been standing up relentlessly calling out the gun lobby and doing what i can to penetrate the fear, thek a wee essence, the intimidation that too many elected officials feel in the face of their threatening political retaliation. >> thank you, keene! >> reporter: bernie sanders held a get out the vote rally in keene, new hampshire yesterday. he said he was pleased with the results in iowa even though h lost byless than one percentage point. after the rally, sanders went to his home in vermont to rest up a little. he canceled all of his events in new hampshire today. but he did appear on some of the morning news shows,
campaign strategy. >> every state is important. we are in this race to represent working people whose standard of living in many senses, has gone down in a nation which has massive income and wealth inequality is. the convention. we have the momentum. establishment politics. >> reporter: now, hillary clinton has two more campaign events in new hampshire today. after that, she and senator sanders will be meeting in a televised tv forum. that is the latest live from derry, new hampshire, i'm byron barnett, 7 news. >> christa: senator rand paul announcing this morning he is dropping out of the republican presidential primary. he finished fifth in monday's iowa caucuses. paul had hoped that his libertarian-minded message would attract younger voters.
his-to-focus to his senate reelection campaign down in kentucky. >> kris: let's talk numbers now this noon. the umass-lowell polling numbers are coming out of new hampshire now. they appear to be seeing a dip. andy hiller has new polling numbers you will see on just one station. andy? >> reporter: i'm in our manchester headquarters with dr. joshua dick, our pollster. conducting our tracking poll which is showing the impact of the iowa caucus on the new hampshire primary. watching what was happening there because democrat hillary clinton and republican marco rubio are both moving up. donald trump is still in first. but he is frozen at 38%. ted cruz is second with 14%. marco rubio is third with 12%. jeb bush has nine. john kasich, 7. rounding out the republicans, chris christie has six.
three apiece. rand paul who has now dropped out has two. undecided? 6%. here is where you see it. trump stays on top, but he is not moving. ted cruz still in second. but look at rubio. he is up two points. jeb bush is holding steady. and john kasich isn't getting the reception he wanted here. he is down two points. dr. josh, marco-mentum? >> i can see why you would say. that he has gone up two points in the last two days. this poll is good news for donald trump who is heading steady at 38%. >> reporter: but hold on. trump isn't moving. marco is coming up. points. cruz didn't move at all over the last day. okay. we will see. we will see. >> reporter: now let's take a look at the democrats. bernie sanders still looks hillary clinton is kuing into his lead. she has a long way to go. sanders gets 61% in our poll.
undecided. clinton has some momentum. she is up two points and sanders is down two. and for clinton, coming close here could be as good as winning. is it even possible that hillary clinton can win here? >> well, i think she is going to have a tough time actually win. but she could win by losing by closing that margin. our tracking poll sets kind of a low bar for her. she does better than 30 points, she is winning. so she likes our tracking poll. if she comes from far behind, she win it is expectations game. >> yeah, she wins. she won iowa. she had to split the first two. >> reporter: who are these numbers the best for? >> probably donald trump. >> reporter: i still think rubio. this time next week, we will know the winners. between now and then, this is the best way to see who is going to win and how they get there. live in new hampshire, andy hiller, 7 news. >> kris: all right.
brand new 7 news exclusive umass-lowell tracking poll numbers out of new hampshire day. and if you have questions for political analysts andy hiller and our pollsters, we want to hear from you. tweet us with the hash tag primary on 7. questions on our facebook page. e-mail it at... send it to 7 or just head to our web site. we will have some of the answers to your questions on 7 news at 10:30 on cw 56. >> christa: turning to your forecast now: it is a gray day, for sure. soggy up in new hampshire. on the campaign trail. and we are expected to have a similar-looking evening commute. let's go to chris lambert. my goodness. look at the green behind you. >> chris: yes. a lot of green. we saw that on the video and live shots from southern new hampshire. from manchester through londonderry and derry, new hampshire. some solid rain there. a couple of spot showers once in a while rolling through the city of boston. one close to natick right now.
where we track the steady rain to the west of us, back through western massachusetts, now entering western connecticut, this all has to slide on through. the spotty showers across eastern massachusetts turning to steadier rain as we work through the afternoon. especially by 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 this afternoon. temperatures? we are going up throughout the day. we are going from 40's now in the city of boston to 50's and upper 50's by this evening. we will talk more on the forecast and we could see a little bit of snow in the forecast as well coming up. >> kris: also this noon, new details in the death of a toddler from roxbury. we are learning that the department of children and families was in contact with theboys boy's care provider the hospital in respiratory distress. 7's victoria warren live in roxbury with the very latest. >> reporter: yeah. and police are at the house once again. but they have not provided an update on their investigation. the mayor, though, is weighing in, saying he wants answers from both the boston police
of children and families. police back at a roxbury home the toddler rushed to the hospital sunday night after someone called, saying the little boy wasn't breathing. he died at the hospital tuesday. >> when you hear situations like, this there is not many worse tragic situations. >> reporter: the boston mayor marty walsh has been briefed on the politician investigation and an investigation by the department of children and families. dcf reportedly had contact with the child days before police said he was the victim of some sort of trauma. at the time, the child was fine. neighbors say they have seen him smiling, playing and have never seen police at the house before. the mayor says he is waiting on the police to do their investigation and in the meantime, he says if someone suspects an issue with any child, they need to speak up. >> yeah. there is too many of these kids. one is too many. there is too many cases that happen... seems like every several months.
and a problem. and it goes back a way. people will say i wish i knew. i didn't want to say anything. people need to say things. >> reporter: at this point, there are no criminal charges as the police continue their investigation. live in roxbury, victoria warren, 7 news. >> christa: coming up on 7 news at noon, a big blast in the sky. how a pilot's quick thinking may have saved dozens o'. >> lives. when an explosion rips a hole in an airliner. >> kris: a florida teenager being credited as a hero, risking his own life to save his neighbors trapped in a burning home. homecoming? it' but with the citizens bank education refinance loan,
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a plain old rain at this the winds becoming active. certainly, across southeastern massachusetts. where we have the warm air gusting 25-30 miles an hour. we will likely see some gusts 0-40 late this afternoon, through the evening hours. wind speeds not quite as strong farther off to the north and west. of course, we have had some rain in there certainly, across northern massachusetts and southern new hampshire. a couple of spot showers north and west of boston. getting ready to move into plays like arlington, winchester. that stretches back into sudbury and natick. that will slide off to the east real quick. in fact, it is already through sudbury and back into the 495 belt. close to hopkinton. mainly dry right now. we have a wall of showers to the west of us. not particularly heavy. but this line of showers will work through and the rain will become more widespread. by about 2:00 or 3:00 across much of eastern massachusetts. with the exception of perhaps the cape and the islands. you will get your rain. you will get yourain day's end and into the evening hours as we continue to track this wet weather. occasionally, we will get some downpours in here.
possibility when you break out into the real mild air. uper 50's this evening. maybe a rumble of thunder down through southeastern massachusetts. the rain tapering off by early tomorrow morning. a spot shower too, leftover close to the coastline. this isn't a typo. the numbers going up. into the upper 50's late this evening. with a gusty wind coming in out of the south here. now, on thursday night and friday, the front stalls just east of us. there is going to be a secondary wave of low pressure that rides along it. it may produce a narrow band of some wet snow here friday morning across eastern massachusetts, especially down through southeastern massachusetts. that would be the best chance of picking up a couple, maybe a few inches of slushy snow on friday morning. the forecast featuring a nice weekend. colder next week. potential storm out there on tuesday. >> christa: all right. just ahead, passenger panic in the air. a blast tears a hole in the
the blast ripped a huge hole in the side of this plane. as it was flying 12-14,000 feet in the air. passengers say they heard a loud explosion and you can see the air mass came out as passengers tried to move away from the gaping hole. somehow, the pilot was able to fly the plane back to the airport. the blast injured two people. investigators say the first test did come back positive for explosive residue. the plane now back in somalia as the investigation into how this happened continues. and that investigation does continue this afternoon. cnn is reporting that one person onboard that
plane was killed when they fell out of the plane right after that explosion. saving the dozens of lives onboard. >> christa: up next, bill cosby back in court today. but today might be the last time the comedian has to face a judge. >> kris: a florida teen risking his own life to save
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>> christa: stories about these quick-thinking people. this time, a teenager out of california. >> kris: being hailed a hero for good reason
now. christian beecher saw flames coming from the home next-door. he sprang into action. ran inside of this burning house to help the family get out. the family of five, by the way, including one girl who has special needs. >> we had to help them get faster. >> kris: you want to know what makes this impressive? this young man has asthma. shouldn't be around smoke. he said saving lives was more important than that. >> christa: quite a sacrifice on his part, i think. much more to come in the next half hour. including taking new hampshire
making a major push before the primaries. and we are tracking the latest poll numbers you will see on just one station today. >> chris: rainy and mild air continuing to push in this afternoon and this evening. we will take a look at the wet evening commute forecast ahead. >> kris: plus, the driver from a serious crash in 2013 that left one person paralyzed,
>> kris: right now ted cruz is speaking to a crowd in hooksett. this morning, cruz went to new england college in new hampshire. meeting. he talked about the current dynamics of the republican race. ted cruz stressing that he would defend the constitution and cut down big government if he were in the oval office. the 45-year-old conservative recalled the values of the founding fathers and the pilgrims on the may flower. >> we stand here in new england, new england was meant to be the new england, the new land where we could come and be free and not have government dictate our faith, not have government dictate our lives, but instead, be a land where free men and free women can stand on their own feet forecast and govern their own families and their own lives. >> kris: meantime, new hampshire front-runner donald trump is keeping a low profile today after getting an endorsement from scott brown. he is busy on twitter slapping
pulling dirty tricks. trump says the cruz campaign put out a release saying that candidate dr. ben carson was quitting and it urged carson supporters in iowa to switch supports to ted cruz. trump tweeted that cruz lied about him actually being for obamacare and pro-choice. on twitter donald trump ranted, "ted cruz didn't win iowa. he stole it. that is why all of the polls were so wrong and why he got far more votes than anticipated. bad!" and base on the fraud committed by senator ted cruz during the iowa caucus, either a new election should take place or cruz results nullified. " >> christa: senator marco rubio making his rounds in the granite state today. he hosted three town hall meetings this morning. he has one more step for tonight. today rubio expressioned this election sun like any other. he says this one is a referendum on the nation's identity. he also expressed his importance to the republican party, saying that he is the
fear. >> we cannot win if we are divided against each other. not only will we bring it together, we will grow it. we need to convince more people that what we stand for is the right approach for them and for our country. and if we do that, we are going to win this election. i give us the best chance to win and if you don't believe me, ask a democrat. they do not want to run against me. of all the republicans in the race, they know that if i'm the nominee, they lose. >> christa: new jersey governor chris christie holding a town hall meeting in lebanon this morning. he was at the salt hill pub greeting voters. he says new hampshire voters are so important because they demand to meet candidates face-to-face and ask tough questions. that is what he had to say. >> kris: on to the clinton campaign. hillary clinton playing catch-up in new hampshire. bernie sanders with a double-digit lead there. hillary is working out a new strategy to get ahead in the polls. reaching out to the younger
as a key player in her campaign. byron barnett is live in derry, new hampshire with more on this aspect. byron? >> reporter: yeah. we have just gotten word that hillary clinton will be in new hampshire every day until the primary in an effort to try to catch bernie sanders who, as you said, was leading in the polls. now, she is just finishing up here with an event in derry, new hampshire. and she brought a couple of familiar faces on the stump with her. this morning hillary clinton was joined by former congresswoman and shooting victim gabby giffords and her husband astronaut mark kelly. clinton defended her record as a progressive and said if the race comes down to comparing her record with sanders' record, she says she will win by a land-slide. clinton pledged to support gabby giffords in pushing for
but i want to say these two words. madam president. >> the agenda that gabby and mark have laid out that i have endorsed really is a common-sense one for comp hence i background checks and closing loop holes. and 92% of americans support this. 85% of gun owners support this. this is a big difference in this campaign because as mark said, i have been standing up relentlessly calling out the gun lobby. and doing what i can to penetrate the fear, the acquiescence that too many officials feel in the face of threatening political retaliation. >> reporter: as for bernie sander, he held a rally in keene, new hampshire he said he was pleased with
even though he lost to clinton by less than one percentage point. after the lally, sanders if went to his home in vermont to rest up and canceled all events in new hampshire today. but he did appear on some of the morning news shows, talking about his national campaign strategy. we are in this race to represent working people whose standard of living in many senses, has gone down in a nation which has massive income and wealth inequality and a corrupt campaign finance system. we are going all the way to the convention. we have the momentum. i think people are tired of establishment politics and establishment economics. >> reporter: now, hillary clinton will hold a couple more campaign events in new hampshire today. and then clinton and sanders will meet tonight in a televised forum. so that is the latest live here in derry, new hampshire, i'm byron barnett, 7 news.
our exclusive 7 news polling hampshire. we are seeing a shift now. pay attention to this. that is story you will see on just one station. donald trump still in first place, but he is frozen. still holding steady at 38%. ted cruz second place. 14%. marco rubio is third with 12%. jeb bush with 9%. john kasich rounding it out at 7%. here is where we want to take a look at the numbers and compare them. donald trump is still on top again, holding firm. but not moving. ted cruz in second. look at marco rubio. he is up two points. well. john kasich not getting the reception he was looking for in new hampshire. he was down two points. >> christa: bernie sanders still looks like he is going to win. cutting into his lead. she has a long ways to go, keep in mind. sanders gets 61% in the poll. clinton, 32%. 5% undecided. our tracking poll really does
she is up two points. sanders is actually down two in this one. and don't forget, we are going to bring you brand new exclusive 7 news umass-lowell tracking polls out of new hampshire eechl and every morning until the primary coming up next tuesday. don't forget, stay with the news station throughout the primary. we will have live coverage from new hampshire all week on air, on-line at wayne. and on our mobile and tablet apps as well. attention to the forecast. a wet dreary messy day. out on the campaign trail in new hampshire. candidates and the reporters dealing with heavy rains and it looks like that rain is going to be sticking around through the commute. let's get to chris lambert with more on the forecast. >> chris: you need the umbrella. you don't need the shovel, though. 50 degrees in norwood. 46 in boston. we did have a little bit of freezing rain early this morning. northern worcester county. up into southwestern new hampshire. overall, temperatures too warm
we have warmed even there to near 40 degrees. there is that rain stretching across new hampshire. stretching back into northern worcester county. a couple of sprinkles down boston. the bulk of the shower action to the north and to the west of 495 at this point. it is a wall of showers back through connecticut. work into the midafternoon hours here. even in the city of boston, 2:00, 3:00 this afternoon, a good bet that this shower activity will settle on. in you really ramp up that rain chance going into the late vrn and evening hours. we ramp up the temperature. look at that. 59 degrees. more on the forecast coming up. draes man responsible for a serious crash in jamaica plain that paralyzed two people back in 2013 is in court being sentenced right now. he is in brighton district court where he is facing up to
during the trial, prosecutors said he was driving more than 50 miles an hour. 20 miles over the posted speed limit. >> christa: new information about the death of a child in roxbury. reports from dcf say they visited the child at the home days before the incident. and he was doing fine. the three-year-old boy, however, was rushed to the hospital on sunday night. after he stopped breathing. and he died on tuesday. police searched the home and the dcf did take another baby away. while they investigated what happened there. today, catherine greig, the longtime girlfriend of james "whitey" bulger set to plead guilty to criminal contempt. a change of plea hearing will be held in boston. it will happen this afternoon. greig initially pleaded not guilty to criminal contempt after refusing to testify. on whether other people helped bulger during his years on the run. she is already serving eight years behind bars. >> kris: scary moments in chelsea. an apartment building goes up in flames there. crews, though, had to rescue a
a fourth-floor balcony. he was stuck. it was above where the fire was. he was removed from the burning building safely. we are told he is doing okay this afternoon. so that's the good news there. the fire so strong, though, had to be called in as reinforcements to help put out the flames. two firefighters were injured. investigators say the fire apartment. they are still working to try to figure out how it started. >> christa: bill cosby wants a judge to throw out sexual assault charges against him. his attorneys filed a motion on tuesday, saying that he suffers from memory loss and poor eyesight. leaving him substantially impaired. and essentially, unable to defend himself. the charges involved... involve an incident that happened in 2004. >> kris: a person contracted the zika virus through sexual contact. now, this is the first known case of this virus being transmitted within the continental united states.
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crass a newly retired sheriff's deputy with some moves here. he is dancing in the elevator by himself. eventually, some people are joining in with him. it is caught on camera which we love. we can watch it and laugh and be happy for the day. look at this guy. this was their supervisor. he walked in. wait. they salute him. he gets off the elevator. starts dancing again. that is awesome. so those are some moves, for sure. >> kris: got some talent. got some skills. he is retiring, right? you know what's funny, though, i don't think the doors closeed, he was right back to dancing. if he is retiring, who cares if the boss is there? dance away. it is not like he is going to fire you, right? 40 in worcester. that cold air in southern new hampshire down into northern worcester county right now, we will get rid of. that this is going to take a
late this afternoon into this evening, the mild air pushing up into that region. winds sustained at 21 miles an hour in the city of boston right now. gusting at times close to 30 in southeastern massachusetts. we will see the gusty wind pick up throughout the afternoon into the evening. light rain to moderate rain stretching from portsmouth, new hampshire back into manchester. a few showers rolling through cape ann right now. rockport, gloucester, stretching down route one. close to salem. boston, mainly rain-drop-free right now. you hit
worcester. then go west. we have some showers working on in. light to moderate showers back through western connecticut. this is all pushing eastbound. i do expect that rain to overspread frs eastern massachusetts. now, overnight tonight, still sporadic showers out there. this evening, a couple of embedded downpours rolling on through. tomorrow morning, we wake up. there may be lingering isolated showers out there tomorrow morning. but overall, the theme here tomorrow morning is still mild. it will be mild this afternoon
day on thursday. 48-56. that is the range this afternoon. and then look at the temperatures tonight. we are going up. this is these are overnight temperatures. in the mid to upper 50's. in fact, we will hit a high temperature close to midnight tonight in the city of boston in the upper 50's. the wind will still be gusty, too. for more on that, over to danielle. >> danielle: thanks, chris. yeah. aside from the rain, the downpours, we are dealing with this also. especially as we head into this evening. you see the southerly, southeasterly winds. gusting from 40-50 miles per hour at times out on the cape. then overnight, the winds starting to die down a bit. still breezy for the day tomorrow. not as gusty out there. another thing we are talking about today, possibly record high temperatures. 59, your high. as contribution chris mentioned, we won't get there until late tonight. that is also our report high temperature for today. what a difference from the start of last february. to this february. temperatures are above average. obviously, last february, that wasn't the case.
already have 16.2 inches of snow last year. today we are just talking about rain. we could see some snow later on in the week. for more on that, back to you. >> chris: we are watching the same front that rolls through tonight and early tomorrow. it gets stuck east of us. there is another wave of low pressure riding along it. there will be other opportunities for rain showers overnight on thursday. cold air works into this system. it will transition over to some wet snow. especially across southeastern massachusetts. that is the location, right along the coastline, not huge amounts. there may be a couple of slushy instances of snow in southeastern massachusetts starting off friday morning. the pat term does favor cold and perhaps storminess by the time we get into tuesday. guys? >> christa: coming up, the bruins hot off their all-star
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>> kris: bruins back from the all-star break talking a big game. unfortunately, they blew a two-goal lead to the maple leafs in the third period last night. they lost a tough one in overtime. b's going in the wrong direction on the home ice. now two games below 500 at the garden this season. let's head to the hardwood now. celtics looking to shine on broadway. there is thomas. he is heating up against the knicks. second quarter now. new york week on the defense. celtics hope to stay hot
>> christa: the broncos sending a player home days before the super bowl after he was detained by police in a prostitution sting. this happened near a california gas station. the one you see here. the practice squad safety ryan murphy was released after questioning. the broncos say murphy's status has not changed. just his participation in the super bowl. and super bowl 50 is apparently, going gaga. lady gaga will sing the national an them at sunday's big game out in california. the grammy award-winning singer will be joined by oscar-winning actress marlie matalin who will perform the anthem in sign language. >> kris: up next, ses me street taking on a new challenge. >> chris: cookie monster still likes cookies, though.
>> kris: hillary duff is officially a single woman. >> christa: finalizing her divorce from a former n.h.l. star. the pair married in 2010. they separated in 2014. duff now has to pay him more than $2 million to settle their financial split. the two will share custody of their three-year-old son and neither of them get spousal support. >> kris: sesame street is moving from brocking on television to investing in new start-ups. they are investing in tech start-ups because they say children are always eager to learn about new technology. >> kris: amazon will debut its first super bowl ad on sunday.
and dan marino trying to throw their perfect super bowl party. the the ad is a great chance to tell viewers all about it. >> kris: this is a great chance to tell viewers about the weather outside. >> christa: all right. how about the rain out there? >> chris: it is moving in. and will continue to move in, christa. got to love that setting there. basically, planning a party. all right. wind and rain through the rest of the day. it is going to be mild and breezy late this afternoon, temperatures mid to upper 50's this evening. could get a little bit of snow across southeastern massachusetts friday morning. otherwise, the weekend looks quiet. >> christa: all right.