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forth self hours tomorw morning before eventually giving way to the snow line on the cape and the islands. then the whole thing does wind down mid afternoon tomorrow and tomorrow evening on the cape. how much snow is on the way? again if this is your first newscast of the day that is alarming because it has gone up significantly since yesterday but around 5-7 inches of snow in metro boston including the city. north of down about 5-7 inches of snow. groveland, nashua, 3-4 inches of snow. south of town because of the westward shift in the track there is rain likely to be going on longer before the snow changes over. snow. as well as new bedford and the cape and the islands, rain for front end of the storm ending at snow on the back end. a heavy wet snow through southeast massachusetts even metro boston. of this. we haven't had to deal with the winter weather emergency or issue at least for during the commute but tomorrow
to be a mess. pack the patience, about 5:00 am to noon we see the steadiest snowfall. also it could fall heavy now dragging down colder air but reducing visibility. we're talking heavy wet snow for tomorrow because the temperatures are marginally close to 32 degrees, you have an inch of water you only get about 6-8 inches of rain out of that not like last year we we had the cold arctic air in place. so heavy wet snow that could pile on to power lines as well as tree branches. you could see the possibility of scattered power outages, we have the heavier wetter snow, the closer that you get down to the canal and isolated possible power outages outside of 495. something else we'll be watching tracking it all right here, keep it with 7 news. >> kim: based on the forecast everyone is gearing up for what is expected to be a messy morning commute. let's go to brandon gunnoe live in brockton to hear about the preparations under way.
the salt pile behind me but first crews have to pre-treat roads so all the salt can sit. crews will fill up their trucks and hit the roads. >> the total accumulation numbers are starting to come up. >> reporter: you can say that. snow totals escalated quickly. to prepare crews will come in overnight to pre-treat the roads. >> when we try to get people to their points of destination in the morning with that type of conditions, it can be problematic. we're asking for people to use their heads, leave plenty of time to get to where they need to be. >> reporter: even better transportation leaders say take the t. or take the train. the mbta says some trains will run overnight to make sure the tracks and switches don't freeze up. the salt piles are full at garage for public works. now it's hurry up and wait. >> there is a lot of planning and a lot of watching of the weather where what time is the rain going to change to snow? they say from 2:00 am to 4:00 am. so we have to watch that.
during the commute we could see 1-2 inches of snowfall per hour. a big change from tonight's evening commute. >> i can tell you in the hoy division when it comes to fighting snow it's not our first rodeo, we hope for the best but prepare for the worst. >> reporter: again we're told just to make sure you give yourself some extra time tomorrow morning. live in brockton, brandon gunnoe, 7 news. >> kim: don't forget we will be with you all morning long. we're not used to the snow these days so worry gating an early -- we're getting an early start at 4:30, that is new england. >> adam: all eyes on the new hampshire primary, g.o.p. candidates pounding the pavement as we get closer to the vote. a new local showing one momentum. on the democratic side a face-off tonight between the two candidates. it's the first one on one debate. one on one between hillary clinton and bernie sanders. we have a team of reporters
let's start with byron barnett who is live in durham for us this evening. >> reporter: well, the sparks are expected to fly when hillary clinton and bernie sanders square off here at the university of new hampshire tonight. yes, both of them are going to be here and in a one an one debate. as we said the sparks are expected to fly. a democratic showdown on the campus. hillary clinton and bernie sanders fighting for the support of the party's most liberal voters. >> i'm supporting bernie. >> reporter: why bern over hillary? >> he is more for the people. he is more for our generation, for our future. >> i think i'm going towards hillary this time. yes. >> reporter: because? >> i like what she is going for. >> reporter: when the candidates take the stage for the debate tonight we may see more of sanders attacking clinton's credences as a progressive -- credentials as a progressive. >> i do not know any progressive who has a
million from wall street. all i said you can't say you are a moderate one day and be a progressive on the other day. >> i was somewhat amused today that senator sanders set himself up to be the gate keeper on who is a progressive. i'm a progressive who likes to get thing down. >> reporter: clinton plans to highlight her differences with sanders on healthcare. >> before it was called obama care it was you will dad hillary care. >> reporter: what this campaign is about is not just electing a president it's creating a political revolution. >> reporter: the story may not be over with the iowa caucuses which hillary clinton won by less than 1%. sanders campaign says it's double and triple checking all the caucus results in every iowa precinct. that is the story live from durham, in the afternoon, i'm byron barnett, 7 news. >> kim: get to the g.o.p. side and marco rubio gaining ground. a new poll showing he is new in second place behind donald trump.
is the one candidate that face. jennifer egan is live in salem, now with more on the rubio campaign. >> reporter: kim, senator rubio has been making the pitch at each stop that he is the candidate best suited for the general election, he is getting more and more attention. he filled up the is cafeteria. that means more scrutiny. >> we feel good about the progress we made in -- >> reporter: senator marco rubio climbing in the polls and that means more jabs, rubio had a has been criticized for being too scripted took questions after an event in manchester. >> i know this about politics, when everyone attacking you must do something write. >> reporter: his campaigns points to a long list of endorsements including rick santorum but this morning santorum struggled to name an accomplish the of rubios in the senate. >> can you name one thing that he passed -- >> first off passing the -- >> joe, look, the
majority for onier and one month of which he was running for president primarily. >> i wouldn't expect him to be entirely familiar with my record and my time. >> reporter: as rubio gained ground he has become the target much attacks from his fellow candidates. he says it's a sign he is surging. >> that is how i respond. when people are having a tough time in the campaign you see desperation set in. >> reporter: rubio has been taking questions from voters all day long. there is a line out the door. this is his 4th and final stop of the day. live in salem, in the news. >> adam: a closer look at the big change in our exclusive news/umass local tracking poll. let's get to andy hill we numbers. >> reporter: it's in the an earthquake -- not an earthquake but new hampshire voters are shaking it up. we're seeing more of iowa's impact of the kwan dates
all their attack ads. add it up and hillary clinton and marco rubio are moving up. in the republican race, trump trumps the field with 36%. that down 2 from yesterday. marco rubio is second with 15%. a gain of 3 points. ted cruz in third at 14%. no change from yesterday. jeb bush gets 8 down one and john case ick 7%. also no change overnight. the rest of the republicans barely still in it. chris christie 5%, down a point from yesterday. ben carson 4% up a point, karly fiorina 3, unchanged. and undecided 8% up 2. the tracking poll measures momentum. donald trump is where he has always been, on top. but it's the first time he has dropped in our poll. marco rubio has now in second place and ted cruz has fallen back into third. in the democratic race hillary clinton can start
come backs may go together in new hampshire. bernie sanders has a sit lead over her, 58-36%, but overnight he dropped 3 points and she gained 4. so look at the direction of the track. there is still a big gap but it is getting smaller. you can see the trends and so can the candidates. trump and sanders are both in front but they're also both headed in the wrong direction. second place in the republican race, out there to be won. i'm andy hiller, 7 news. >> kim: thank you, turn our attention to the ted cruz campaign. the senator is shifting his focus. jonathan hall is live with a look. >> reporter: this is ted cruz's third stop today. he just left here, the big bus just pulled out. he said he was not pulling any sort of a dirty trick to win iowa and he doesn't want to hear about rubio passing him.
with our tracking polls showing ted cruz holding steady at 14% but strip slipping to third place due to marco rubio's gapes we went for his reaction. how do you respond to that? is the momentum shift? >> i recognize that if momentum were measured by the media, must beio would already be the republican good many know. >> reporter: cruz never answered the question. is he worried about rube yes' gains? he noted he won in iway but much attention came to the florida senator's third place finish. >> the media is telling bronze is the new gold. >> reporter: cruz is holding a town haul meeting recovering from a small mishap with a gaggle of reporters out back. >> there have been several media reports that upcoming debate -- whoa -- >> it's not a sign? >> reporter: there is such overwhelming force behind the campaign that it's
this is the rising grassroots. >> reporter: so he is on to laconia to use belichick's term. cruz says he will not have the fate of rick santorum four years back he won iowa then got crushed in new hampshire. he was one an done. jonathan hall, 7 news. >> adam: trump taking somewhat of a different approach than he has in the last few days. today the front runner focused most of his attention on government issues. dan hausle live in doubt with more on his -- portsmouth with more on his campaign, dan? >> reporter: we're expecting to hear from trump in a little bit here in portsmouth. one of a number of events today. more than ever some big, some small. he even took questions at one of the means exeter today and it produced a few sparks. no mention of iowa when trump spoke in exeter. he is looking forward to what new hampshire can do for him. >> you are going to play
i mean it's just a massive role when you think about it. the whole world is focused on this area. >> reporter: no more talk of ted cruz either expect for an off handed joke about canadian anchor babies. >> you try, no, no. >> reporter: dozens of student in the crowd, one challenged trump on illegal immigrants in they do work that no one else wants to do and for a lot less. >> who told you to be here? bernie. illegal immigrants are the backbone of our country, i don't think, darling, no, i don't think so. they're not the back bone. >> reporter: trump stopped by the manchester police department where they made him an honorary -- properly. you will be recognized properly if i win, i can tell you that. >> reporter: trump is
on buildings but he may have found it -- he wrote his name in marker on a mall so now manchester has the trump police station. dan hausle, 7 news. >> adam: continue to stay with us,. >> adam: we've been talk >> kim: we've been talking about a storm, now we've breaking news on that. >> reporter: the city of boston announcing boston public schools will be closed tomorrow because of the impending snowstorm that is coming in here. with the forecast of 7-8 inches of school they're goes to slows. for the first time for this winter here they are going to close school for bus public schools, they'll have 500 trucks on the streets by 5:00 am making sure everything is pretreated but school cancelled for boston public schools. the first of many schools i'm sure to make these announcements. >> kim: to you for that. coming up on 7 news at 6:00 a local clerk taking matters into his own hands.
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a body found floating in the charles river. a jogger saw the man's body just after 8:00 near the long fellow bridge. police haven't identified the man. methuen police searching for a robbery suspect. the guy that you see here in the video waves a knife the a the clerk at a convenience store, grabs the cash register and the clerk starts fighting back swinging his own weapon and looks the guy in. -- locks the guy in. averages ten people accused of blocking traffic on 93 pleading guilty in court today. the group blocked lanes much traffic last year by sitting in the road chained to barrels filled with cement. remember this? it was all to protest violence against people of color. a judge sentenced the group to six months of probation and 60 hours of community service. >> reporter: we can close the books on the spring preview. snow on the way for
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here under a the beginning of the storm features rain not snow because temperatures are in the upper 40s to around 50, it will be a process
where we see the rain change over to snow. somewhere between i would say 3:00 and 5:00 around the metro. the warm air is going to fight like the dickens to hold on to itself and that eventually the cold air does win. we see the rain/snow line work on to the cape but for a few hours tomorrow morning it's going back and forth but the cold air witness out. snow tomorrow morning in metro boston. a slow go with many cities and towns between 5-7 inches of snow. the city of boston has gone ahead and closed schools for tomorrow in boston. probably a great idea because travel will be poor to say the least tomorrow morning across much of southern new england. lighter apples of snow down through -- amounts of snow but lighter meaning that the numbers aren't as high but it's a heavy wet snow.
shovel, plow and travel on. also the concern of minor power disruptions because winds will be out of the northwest between 10-20 tomorrow. the northwest wind was blowing offshore so there is no concern of coastal flooding, that is the storm system we deal with tomorrow and for the weekend a mix of clouds and sunshine saturday and sunday. with this cold front trying to come into new england. there are signs that perhaps we deal with senator storm early next week but the thing about tomorrow is it's the toughest from about 5:00 am to 2:00 pm tomorrow and things wind down tomorrow afternoon. in terms of travel plans as of now i would keep them. i would allow extra time for travel but if you have date night set up keep the plans because the brunts of the storm is tomorrow morning then we wind the snow down early to mid-afternoon around the region. a little later down through the cape and the islands.
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wet snow a's we'll be hearing about it a lot tonight.
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