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at home. >>hrista: urgent campaigning up in new hampshire with just one day left until voters head to the polls in the granite state. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good monday morning, everybody. it is ground hog day? >> christa: i think so. wait, that was last week. kidding. >> sarah: thanks for joining us. i'm sarah french. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. all jokes aside, we have a blizzard warning, a storm warning, a winter weather advisory, the list goes on and on. it's posted all across new england. live look at the salt piles. there are dozens of school closings already called in. they're scrolling eventually at the bottom of your screen. we also have reporters spread out across the region to let you know about the conditions. our traffic tracker out on the roads. we also have team of meteorologists. you know the drill, right? here's jeremy reiner first up with the forecast, j.r. everyone. here is that blizzard warning in effect for the south shore, plymouth county as well as bash istanbul county, the cape and the islands.
boston has a winter storm warning, indicate tick same. worcester and fitchburg, that's through this evening. storm begins to show up between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. heaviest snow through the mid-day afternoon hours with rightest snow tonight. the added concern from friday, coastal wind and coastal flooding a possibility. here is our storm system well to the south of new england. and it's going to be a glancing blow, but even with that said, it's such massive storm that it can reach outnd grab new england on the northwest flank of itself. so 6:00 a.m. this morning, here you go. again, a few flurries around the metro with steadier snow moving up through metro boston between 6:00 and 9:00 a.m., southern new hampshire half that, after 9:00 or 10:00. a burst of steady snow this afternoon. through the evening hours, the evening commute, the steady snow does wind down. i think it's all said and done as we work into the early morning hours tomorrow. so the amount of snow on the way, i would plan on about 6 to 7 inches of snow in the city of
the difference between this storm and friday is that it takes a little longer to get to these totals. so these totals here will not be on the ground by noon, won't be on the ground by 6:00 p.m. tonight, but that's what you face early tomorrow morning with the highest totals on the south shore, close to a foot of snow again know cussed in plymouth county. the coastal front will play an effect, as well. here's chris lambert. >> chris: we had so much wait content in that last storm, this storm will be different. away from the coastline, we're talking about a lighter, drier snow. so for a lot of folks in the 5 to 9 range west of the city of boston, essentially what happens as you work through the day, coastal front will kick through and set up along the coastline. to the west of it, temperatures dropping down into the lower 20s this afternoon to this evening, so it will be a dryer snow, an easier-to-move snow for a lot of us. right across coastal plymouth county down through the cape and the islands, still temperatures into the upper 20s and lower 30s.
little more wetness to the snow down this way. and that would lead to scattered power outages. also the strongest winds along the coastline. now for a lot of us inland. what we're seeing with this go around is that dryer snow, but there's still some of those tree branches that have been weakened with by the last storm. with a gusty wind, some may see isolated power outages. occasionally gusts to 65 there. 4 0 to 50 along the south shore. west. this is a gusty storm, a lot of wind with it, and we do have risk for coastal flooding coming in here close to the late-morning high tide. we'll talk more on that coming up. >> sarah: road crews have a busy few days ahead of them. >> christa: and the bid sounds so intense. visibility will not be great. kris anderson is live in weston morning. i'm guessing they're busy even right now before the storm hits,
>> kris: didn't we just do this, christa and sarah, a few days ago? again. they're right back at it over here. in fact, there was a giant blow truck getting filled with salt. these front loaders scooping up all of the salt you see at the loading it in. in fact, stephen davis, my photog will show you the big trucks over here waiting full of salt ready to get out on the roadways once the snow moves into our area. there's also these big barrels of the magnesium chloride they treat the roadways with. they pretreat them, lay it down to keep the ice and snow from sticking as best it. can but with the high volume of snow that's expected, it's going to be a tough task here. boston city schools are closed for the second straight day. they were all closed on friday. most of the schools in the area are closed. check before you wake the kiddos up. they probably have another snow day in store with all of that snow moving. in as far as road crews, in the
500 pieces of equipment ready to go and keep the roads as clear as possible. statewide massdot has up to 4,000 pieces of equip ready to go, loaded up with salt and plows. in fact, take a look over here. you see this big snowplow here giving us a big honk. he's got the salt and the chemicals and ready to get on over to the mass pike and all of the highways and biways to keep you going if you need to get out. by again, all government offices east of worcester county are closed today, and a lot of businesses probably will be closed with all that snow moving in. so the roadways we're hoping will be clearer than they typically would be on a monday morning. that's the latest live here in weston, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: let's check the story along the coast. the storm is bearing down there. vicki, i can see the winds already whipping up where you are. you're in scituate right now. >> yeah, we're in scituate. and definitely a little bit windy out here, and this storm is really just getting started.
here in scituate. and the wind is going to be a big part of the reason why. once the snow starts falling, you add this wind into the mix, and the storm coming off of the water, and they're going to have some serious flooding concerns in scituate. in fact, folks who live here, they remember all too well last year, we got some video of last year of a pretty bad situation when there was flooding from a storm in january. and they had voluntary evacuation. they had to come in and people lost their power because their basements flooded. so with a storm like this that we're experiencing today, it's quite a possibility that we could see a repeat of a situation like that in terms of power outages. and some flooding off of scituate, and then you factor into that the wind. schools are closed today in scituate between the accumulation that is expected when the snow starts falling. the wind that's going to reduce visibility and the threat of some sort of flooding coming when the high tide comes in later this morning. we'll monitor the situation out
we're live this morning in scituate, victoria warren. 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: thanks, vicki. 5:06 right now. road conditions are going to get worse as the morning goes on, but let's get a check of the roads now with marshall hook. doesn't look too bad out there yet. >> marshall: no. we're right here in downtown boston enjoying a beautiful red light. what i'll tell you is obviously no weather on these roadways yet. the storm has not yet begun. we know it will be before this morning commute is over, but we can tell you from driving around that the roads seem to be pretty well treated. a lot of magnesium chloride is what i think kris anderson called it. you andly call it salt. that's on the road along with the sand. so they've didn't a good job of pretreating the roadways, but obviously no weather yet on them. so i'm going to guess with all the school closings traffic will be a little bit lighter, but danielle gersh here to tell us about that. >> danielle: thanks, marshall. he guessed right.
this is the zakim bridge/leverett connector. no major issues heading into town from the north. let's go to the maps. 93 southbound, route 1 heading into boston, all green. so no delays there. the expressway from braintree into boston northbound, ten minutes. keep in mind, though, again today the hov lane northbound will not be opening because of the weather. south of town, route 3, 24, 95, no delays there. the pike out to framingham, eastbound into boston looking good, as well. ten minutes on the expressway into town on the pike from 128. 12 minutes 93 southbound. 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. if you're taking the "t," it's on time. >> sarah: of course we'll be on with you all morning long giving you updates as the storm moves in. if you can't be in front of the tv, you get the latest weather updates on the go with our 7 news mobile or tablet apps or by logging on the whdh.com. >> christa: the new hampshire primary just a day away.
now, if you can believe it, voters will start casting their ballots in the first-in-the-nation primary. >> sarah: no rest for the weary as the last-minute push for support is getting under way. nancy chen live in salem. nancy, dozens of events are scheduled for today, right? >> nancy: it's going to be a busy day. good morning, sarah. after all those hand shakes and town halls and rallies, we're finally here. the last full day of campaigning before new hampshire heads to the voting booth. and it's a sprint to the finish with so much on the line for these candidates. there are about 30 scheduled events across the granite state as they try the sway undecided voters. there are still plenty of those, even less than 24 hours out. so it's all hands on deck, a family affair. former president bill clinton and daughter chelsea stumping for hillary today in hudson as donald trump's sons will be out with their dad later on this afternoon. that's going to be in hampton. first, though, trump is expected behind me here in salem at 10:00
gets under way. the finish line is in sight. candidates making their final pitches to voters. marco rubio's surge was slowed in saturday's debate, but on sunday he doubled down on his message about president obama, even if it's being criticized as repetitive. >> i don't care how much it bothers people in the media or how much it annoys people on twitter, we're going to keep saying it. this president is trying the change america. >> nancy: jeb bush also talking about the president brother. >>ly not blame barack obama for everything. i got sick and tired of him blame my brother andly never do it to him. >> nancy: a heckler called trump a racist was hauled out of a rally. trump kept his attacks on jeb bush. >> jeb bush calls out his mother because he needed help? mommy, please come. walk in the snow, mom. >> nancy: ted cruz, john
all hoping for a strong finish. bernie sanders hoping to keep his lead sharpened his attack. >> the war in iraq, i was right and hillary clinton was wrong. >> nancy: and hillary clinton's husband bill gave a jab to the front-runner. >> for her this is not about grand theories of revolution. this is about whether we kim prove people's lives. >> nancy: just to show you how busy things are today, at one point bernie sanders, hillary clinton and donald trump will all have events in manchester at the exact same time. live in salem, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: thanks, nancy. 5:11 right now. coming up at 6:00 on just one station, we'll unveil our final exclusionive tracking polls from new hampshire. political editor andy hiller will be here at 6:45 to break down the numbers, which for the first time will include some data taken after saturday's republican debate. >> christa: should be very
it's 5:11 and we're also tracking this winter storm with our storm force out and about. a live look at the weston salt pile where salt crews or road crews, i should say, are ready to go for this storm. >> sarah: and our marshall hook is in the traffic tracker on the expressway in boston. roads look good now, but your morning commute will be a mess. >> jeremy: roads are try metro boston. that's the case the next few hours. expect to get in the city at 7:00, 8:00, 9:00. steadier snow mid to late morning. snow time line, know amounts,
the coast, coastal concerns coming along with this storm. my goodness, so we go from mild, beautiful temperatures, sunny skies, to now a blizzard. >> sarah: i'm sure the kids are loving it, j.r. they had friday off and most of them have monday off. >> jeremy: how do the parents feel about that? blizzard warning in effect plymouth and barn stacial county out on the cape. bristol county is a storm warning shaded in pink. city of boston storm warning through the day and night because
of this here, huge storm that really intensified during the day yesterday. in fact, it reached its maturity. it's not going to get any stronger from this point out, but it's quite strong. it's a formidable storm. it will pass well to the south of new england, but we're going to be right on the edge of this storm system and have quite the reach this storm. and this will bother us through the day today. it's already doing so in the
wind is the
first element to show up. snow is next. so your storm timeline, 6:00 a.m. this morning. still nothing in boston. if you're leaving in the next half hour to 45 minutes, you're going to be fine. the snow comes into boston about 8:00, 9:00 a.m., there will be a steadier burst of snow from about 9:00, 10:00 a.m. until about 3:00 p.m. then it will shut off to a lighter snow. so this storm is a little different than the last one where i don't think there is this incredible blitz of heavy snow at think time during the storm. perhaps on the south shore or the cape for a few hours with the blizzard warning, but when i show you the snowfall totals, it will take time to get here. this will not be the amount of snow when you leave work today. this will happen by tomorrow morning. so it takes a little time to get there, but the shading of blue indicating about 5 to 9 inches of snow around metro boston. i think i'd plan on 6, maybe 7 in doubt boston along the 495
snow, cape ann upward of 10 to 12 inches of snow, southern new hampshire, the outer route 2 corridor 3, to 5. this would be a light and fluffy and powdery snow. further south, a little more moisture content in the snow ahead, a heavier snow out on the cape and the islands. 5 to 9 inches of snow, and right here in plymouth county, basically along route 24 east through route 3, that's where you have the zone of the most snow. i don't know if i want the call it jackpot, but it's jackpot for you. 9 to 12 inches of snow likely pembroke, plymouth and then over toward the bridgewater area. chris, good morning. >> chris: last year we had a lot of will theory winners there with big time jackpots. element number one is the wind. the wind is active today. good morning, everyone. 40 to 50mph, shaking the house. two hands on the steering wheel driving around the next couple hours, certainly on the highways with that wind gusting at times close to 50 if not close to 60 and exceeding that over the cape and the islands later this morning. the current gusts right now, 41
49 in plymouth. 32 in bedford. and we've already hit 51mph down in falmouth. boston at about 43. so the winds gusty this morning. the temperatures right now close to freezing if not just above it froms be on south. however, these numbers for many towns will be crashing to about 20 degrees later on today through the morning into the afternoon as the coastal front kicks in and arctic air drains down into new england. coastal flood warning south shore down through the cape and nantucket. we watch the potential for minor to moderate coastal flooding, high tide coming in down across the cape between 11:00 and noontime. minor to moderate coastal flooding provincetown: moderate coastal flooding in nantucket and you work your way up to the south shore and i expect minor to pockets of coastal flooding, close to 11:00 high tide, the best chance to see moderate coastal flooding over there in scituate. sandwich to boston expecting
from newburyport to gloucester to revere. high tide coming in close to 11:00 a.m. so the forecast over the next seven days featuring winter with some staying power. we'll have some scattered flurries and some snow showers as we get into tuesday and wednesday. more specifically wednesday, more snow showers out there. look at valentine's day weekend. cold by sunday. temperatures in the teens. >> sarah: all right, thanks, chris. up next on 7news, chances are they're still celebrating in denver. the broncos crowned super bowl champs. peyton manning talking to reporters after the game, addressing his future in the nfl. >> christa: and not to be forgotten here, our storm force coverage with live look here at sandwich.
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islands. winter storm warning boston and worcester. snow just now moving through the south coast, not in boston. so traveling right now up until i'd say 8:00, 9:00 is actually okay. fair conditions. and then there will be a burst of steadier snow about 10:00 a.m. until i'd say 3:00 or 4:00 p.m. so for a short time this afternoon, mid-day in particular, traveling is quite poor, especially in plymouth county with the blowing, drifting snow and the strong winds gusting 30 to 50mph. plymouth county out on to the cape and the islands today. >> christa: denver celebrating this morning as the broncos win the third super bowl in franchise history by upsetting the carolina panthers. denver's defense just shutting down cam newton and the panthers. broncos olienbacker von miller named the game's m.v.p. he forced a pair of fumble, both of which resulted in touchdowns, and denver won it 24-10. peyton manning now getting a second super bowl ring, but he says he hasn't decided yet if
>> i'm not making an emotional decision one way or the other. so i thought that was good advice. let this sink in. it's been an emotional week, emotional night, and the night is just beginning. i look forward to celebrating with my friends and family, and i think i'll take some time after that. >> christa: so manning is now first q.b. to win the super bowl with two separate teams. on the other side, cam newton obviously disappointed with the result. and he clearly was not interested in answering questions from reporters. he gave some one-word answers after the game. >> denver two years ago had a tough time. they bounced back. did you take that to heart? >> no. >> it's got to be tough. [inaudible]. >> christa: he finally got up and said, i'm done.
the panthers were trying to become just the third team in league history to win the super bowl with an 18-1 record. >> arah: prior to kickoff, the nfl honored all the previous super bowl m.v.p. winners and many fans at the stadium were intoing tom brady. >> from super bowls 36, 38 and 49, for the new england patriots, tom brady. >> sarah: former pats' receiver deion branch was also honored during the ceremony. branch was m.v.p. of super bowl 39. okay, ladies now let's get in formation >> sarah: she's amazing. >> christa: flawless. performed with cold play and bruno mars during the super bowl halftime show. moments after the performance ended, she announced her 2016 world tour. beyonce will perform at gillette
ticket goss on sale a week from tomorrow. >> christa: she was simply phenomenal, and lady gaga, too. >> sarah: her voice is incredible. >> christa: and her look, as well, just stunning on stage. 5:27. and coming up at 5:30, a short shut down for chipotle, when a restaurant will close its doors. report we're live in sandwich. winds already picking up along the coastline. we'll have the latest on what you can expect from today's storm. >> sarah: and our fast track traffic traffer on route 3 in norwell here. around 8:00 the roads are going to be really messy. is leave early if you have to
just know that the snow is forcing dozens of school districts closed for the day because they will get worse as the day wears on. i think the time frame around 8:00. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: we have an announcer open. i forgot about that. thank you, everybody, just so eager to tell you about the snow that's coming. i'm joking, but we got to tell you about it. >> sarah: it's like groundhog day. we just did this friday. now we're doing it again today. ground -- round two of winter weather. many schools closed for the day. let's send it over the. >> jeremy: for the latest on the track of this storm. >> jeremy: sarah, we have a blizzard warning in effect plymouth county as well as barnstable county and nantucket. south shore, cape and the islands. city of boston, worcester, winter storm warning. here it is right here. snow just beginning to show itself on the cape. you notice that little pencil right there, the deep shading of blue, that's the band of heavy snow. but it's a skinny band.
nothing happening in boston, worcester. so if you're heading out the front door in the next few minutes, you have time. and then as the snow works north, then road conditions will begin to deteriorate, especially southeast mass. southern new hampshire, though, i don't think it gets into your part of the world until mid to late morning. here is the storm system, huge storm, really intensified during the day yesterday moving off of south carolina coastline. it will head east-northeast, which will keep us right on the edge of the storm system. already, though, generating a fair amount of wind. so your storm time line again, we get into the snow mid-morning, and it does intensify for a few hours. this is again a different system than friday where the snow is actually drawn out. it's a storm that's with us for almost 24 hours. so it takes time to get to our snowfall forecast. in fact, you notice by 2:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, that's when the light snow tapers off, but the steadiest snow today is from about 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and then after 3:00 p.m., it's just light snow, which i think
keep up with. there might be a short time this afternoon mid-day where the road crew, it's coming down pretty intense, especially south of town some the snow total, boston plan on about six to seven inches of snow in the city of boston. more up on cape ann. merrimack valley about 5 to 9. metro west, worcester hills, about 5, 6 inches of snow, and then in southeast mass, right along the south shore, route 24 east through route
3. 9 to 12 inches of snow. and again, these snow totals will not be on the ground by noon. it won't be on the ground by 6:00 p.m. but tomorrow morning when it's all said and done, plan on close to a foot of snow in plymouth county. chris? >> chris: j.r., tons of water content in that last storm. this one a lighter, drier snow for a lot of us. coastal front going to be kicking in. looking at the temperature this morning seeing 30, 32, 34 degrees. it's not all that cold. it will be later this morning into this afternoon as that wind turns out of the north, cold,, a tir air draining in and temperatures this afternoon,'d say we're closer to 20 or 22 for
maybe even a couple upper teens in some of the colder spots north and west. plymouth county, the cape and the islands, we will hold temperatures upper 20s and lower 30s this afternoon. look at the winds gusting close to 50mph, on top of blue hills, a gust of 58mph. 41 in boston. 43 in plymouth. we'll continue to see gusts exceeding 50mph as we go through the day along the coastline and close to 50 to 60 if not occasionally gusting over 60 down through the cape and down through the islands. now, there is a coastal flood warning in place for the south shore, the cape and nantucket. that high tide is coming in just close to 11:00 a.m. we expect minor to pockets of moderate coastal flooding in these locations. we'll talk more on this storm coming up in a bit. >> sarah: the first flakes will fall across parts of new england in a couple hours. >> christa: at the wind, visibility may not be good here and across the coast. you heard chris mention flooding is an area of concern, so let's
nicole, we're watching the winds continue to just pummel you here. sorry about this. >> oh, that's okay. i actually dressed pretty warmly, so i can't really feel it, although you can definitely see it. this is without any elements. this is before the snow is kicking in. so you know how miserable it will get here in sandwich. in just a few hours, now, the cape is one of the spots under that blizzard warning, and when we're talking about snowfall totals here, while they may hit more than one foot, really we went see those totals until tomorrow morning. so it's not like we'll get massive accumulation here, but the wind is definitely the issue now, and that's going to be a concern for possible power outages with friday's storm, there were more than 1,500 customers on the cape who lost power, some losing it into saturday. so again, that's going to be another concern, power outages bringing down tree limbs and knocking out electricity just to add insult to injury. for now that's the latest live in sandwich, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england."
test of focus there reporting in those conditions. danielle, how about traffic. pretty light, right? >> danielle: looking good so far this morning. if you need to go to work, now is probably the time to do it, or maybe you get the stay home. here's a look at the expressway. something to keep in mind, hov lane like friday will not be opening northbound on the exway exway -- expressway today because of the weather. route 3 not looking bad, neither is 24 or 95 so far this morning. the pike out to framingham eastbound into boston, mostly green. so in delays to tell you about there. 93 southbound from lawrence over 128 into boston, that drive is all green. so no delays. route 1 looking good so far this morning. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. ten minutes on the expressway. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. if you're taking the "t," it's on time so far this morning, it's scheduled to run on its regular schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: as i say, timing is everything with these storms.
it moves in, giving you the latest updates. also if you can't be in front of the tv, if you're headed off to work, you can always get the latest weather updates on the go with our 7news mobile and tablet apps or log on to whdh.com. >> sarah: right now chelmsford police are searching for two bank robbery suspects. man passed a note to a teller at a citizens bank demanding money. here's a picture of him. he then took off in a blue rav4 driven bay woman in a pink sweatshirt. anyone with information is asked to call police. chipotle restaurants nationwide will be temporarily closed today. the fast food chain says locations will close for a half day for a company-wide meeting on food safety. the meeting is in response to several outbreaks of norovirus and e. coli that shut down restaurants across the country, including a norovirus outbreak at a chipotle in cleveland circle. survivors still being pulled from the rubble this morning two days after an earthquake hit overnight rescue crews pulled more than two people out of the
rescuers also found two other people still trapped but alive. local media is reporting this powerful quake killed more than 30 people when a high-rise apartment building collapsed. they believe more than 100 people are still buried. >> sarah: still ahead on 7news, a look at the super bowl ads everyone at the office will be talking about today. >> christa: and here we go again, one day it's shorts, and the next day winter coat. i know it's dark outside, but not that dark. here we go, this is the salt pile, and j.r., they're ready to go, these road crews for the storm. >> jeremy: yes, that snow on the move, just now moving across the cape. we'll move up on to the south shore and the south coast. there it is right there. it gets into metro boston, framingham, natick, metro west around 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, new hampshire about 10:00 a.m.
wiz gusting north-northeast between 35 and 45mph. and that is the case through the day. winds gusting 30 to 40mph along the 95 corridor, cape ann, south shore 40 to 50. cape cod, occasionally will gust 50 to 60mph. and the snow is going to be a lighter, fluffier snow with less moisture content, which is good, because i think that keeps the threat of power loss very isolated metro boston, however, south shore and the cape, that's still a wetter snow and likely to lead to scattered power loss down near the canal as well as out on the cape. keep those mobile devices plugged in this morning just in case. >> sarah: between a puppy-monkey-baby and a weiner dog stampede, this year's super bowl as never disappoint. >> christa: people are talking about their favorite commercials. the ultrasound one of two win frirs the doritos super bowl competition. it she is a baby eager the leave mama's womb to eat some of dad's doritos.
a number-one favorite, i love this one, hyundai's hilarious first date commercial with kevin hart. did you see this? he's an overprotective dad. he offers his new genesis to his daughters only so he can stalk them using the car's finder feature. i love it. when he tries to kiss the girl, and dad is hovering nearby in a helicopter. >> sarah: what our husbands can look forward to as our daughters get older. >> christa: i love that one. so we have a lot to get to this morning. >> sarah: everything you need to know and go is coming up next. a live look at route 3 southbound in kingston. our traffic tracker giving you updates throughout the morning as the snow gets ready to move in. >> reporter: and we're live this morning in scituate where intense winds are the story as the storm approaches. >> reporter: less than 24 hours until new hampshire votes. i'll have a live report from salem, new hampshire, coming up.
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a powerful ocean storm. snow just now beginning on the caping and it moves north into metro boston next three hours. southern new hampshire about 9:00, 10e:00 a.m. the heaviest snow is later this morning. mid-day through this afternoon. lighter snows late today and overnight tonight and unlike friday's storm, this storm has wind and the threat of coastal flooding. doppler
radar right now, here is your snow. again, it's on the cape, moving off of the cape. it's going to move up along the south coast and the south shore. but if you have a morning commute that gets under way for next one to two hours, i think you're fine. metro boston between now and 8:00, some flurries, but that would be about it. we're right on the edge of this storm system. here it is to our south. this thing really exploded yesterday. just moving off of south carolina. throwing a lot of moisture up into new england. and then it returns out of steam because the storm system begins to pull away from new england
storm time line, 10:00 a.m., the steadier snow gets into boston about that time. we're in the steady snow for several hours, so by 4:00 p.m., you see these little holes right here in our radar? that's where we've seen dryer air start to show up at 4:00 p.m. it certainly shows up later on tonight and overnight tonight, and then it's all said and done by tomorrow morning's commute. so it is the drawn-out storm system. it's going to take several hours to get to these numbers. you will not have 5 inches of snow on the ground at noon today. and i don't think you'll have that on the ground even by 6:00 p.m. but when it all wraps up, late tonight and early tomorrow morning, plan on an area of 5 to 9 inches of snow, 128, 495, and again as you get outer edge of, this 495 will be closer to 5 than to 9. downtown boston, 6, 7 inches of snow by tomorrow morning, and then on the south shore, this is where we think you'll have most of the snow, close to a foot of snow, basically along route 24 and then east to the south
cape and the islands, about 5 to 9 inches of snow. it will be a tough go for several hours mid-day today through the middle part of the afternoon. wind is an issue, coastal flooding is an issue. for more on that meteorologist chris lambert. >> chris: good morning. i want to show you this as we go throughout the day. a lot of people have asked, is this going to be the heavy, wet snow we saw with the last storm. the short answer is no. watch these temperatures fall back into the lower 20s. so it's going to be a dryer snow, lower water con tent to the a lot of the snow. the exception may be coastal plymouth county. cape and the islands, temperatures hang closer to the 31 or 32, but even there it will not be as heavy and wet has the last storm. temperatures this afternoon, i think those numbers might be too warm. i'd say he 20s on average for a lot of us this afternoon and into this evening. j.r. is mentioning coastal flooding. high tide coming up around 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. for a lot of towns here. provincetown expecting minor to
chatham minor coastal flooding. nantucket that north-facing harbor, moderate coastal flooding at the time of high tide, around noon for nantucket. you move up the south shore, most susceptible to coastal flooding, scituate, high tide quarter of 11:00, minor to moderate flooding. sandwich minor coastal flooding, boston minor coastal flooding. you continue that minor coast yam flooding theme up through the north shore through cape ann and through pretty much the seacoast of new hampshire. high tide coming in around 11:00, expecting minor coastal flooding, revere up to gloucester and newburyport. could be some scattered showers around on wednesday. i think any accumulation will be minor. late this week coming up into the weekend, it's the bitter cold. valentine's day starting below zero for a lot of folks. >> sarah: thanks, chris. we're just beginning to feel the impact of this storm. >> christa: the colder coast. we're talking about high tide combining with this. the potential of flooding.
so here's 7's victoria warren in warren. vicki, this community remembers last year's really rough winter. they had a tough go of it there. >> victoria: they did. they know when they have these coastal storms coming in that it's bad news for folks who live right along the water in scituateful right now at this hour the story is clearly the wind. it's intense. it's picking up with that snow. south. they know the snow is coming and then you add to, that we have a high tide coming around 11:00 a.m. we have a situation where we could have some flooding. we have some video after one of the more intense storms last year in january. you can see they had a situation where they had voluntary evacuations. people lost power. in the winter you lose power, that means you lose heat. so it's unsafe the stay if your homes in situations like that. that's something they'll be watching very closely along the coast today. schools are closed in scituate. people who live out here, who choose to live out here, they know that's a reality when
beautiful views and in the winter this is what you're dealing work but right now at this hour, clearly very intense wind situation. the snow will be starting to fall pretty soon, and then everybody we watch, high tide is expected to happen right around 11:00 or so this morning. live this morning in scituate, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: thanks, vicki. 5:52 right now. time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> chris: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. >> danielle: this is the expressway northbound. already a slow drive. part of the reason for, that again today, much like friday, the hov lane will not open northbound on the expressway. let's go to the maps from braintree into boston that. drive is up to 20 minutes this morning. south of town, route 3, 24 and 95 looking good. a little bit of slowing on 128 southbound as you approach the expressway. the pike, no delays from framingham into boston. and in needham, we do have some issues going onodaga the ramp from 128 southbound to highland
heading south on route 93 from lawrence over 128 into boston, that drive looking good as is route 1 this morning. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. 128 to the pike, 12 minutes. 128 to the zakim bridge, that drive 11 minutes. if you're taking the "t," it's on time and planning to run on its normal weekday schedule. back to you, guys. >> sarah: we'll be on with you all morning long giving you updates throughout the morning as the storm moves in. if you can't be in front of the tv, remember you can always get the latest weather updates on the go with our 7news mobile and tablet app or by logging on the whdh.com. >> christa: little over 24 hours away from the new hampshire primary, so today is really their last full day of campaigning up there. >> sarah: there are still a lot of unknowns as voters in the grand -- granite state prepare to head to the polls. nancy chen in is salem with what we'll be watching out for today.
it's the last full day of campaigning. there are about 30 scheduled events throughout the granite state today, including one behind me here in salem. that will be donald trump at 10:00 a.m. so a very busy day ahead. and here's what the watch out for as we go into tuesday. the question: how close hillary clinton will come in after bernie sanders. polls show she's still far behind, but can she make it close and claim momentum heading into south carolina and nevada from here? also, who will take second place on the republican side. it looks like donald trump is far ahead of everyone else, but ted cruz, marco rubio, jeb bush and john kasich all have second place well within their reach at this point. and how will undecided voters make their final decisions. there are still plenty of them, even less than 24 hours from voting, and convincing them will be key today, especially for republicans. and though this is the focus right now is obviously new hampshire, hillary clinton making a stop in flint michigan
toxic water crisis there, saying the lead poisoning there is immoral and it has to be national priority. this while marco rubio spent sunday downplaying what many are calling a poor debate performance on saturday, saying he raised $600,000 that night, the most money he has raised during any other debate so far. so now with with less than 24 hours to go until new hampshire, head to the voting booth, citgo time, a sprint to the finish. live in salem, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right. coming up at 6:00 on just one station, andy hiller will be live with our final tracking numbers leading up to the primary. we'll see what kind of impact saturday night's g.o.p. debate is having on the numbers that. should be interesting. we'll have his report coming up at 6:45 a.m. >> sarah: let's send it over the jeremy rhiner with a check of your forecast. is this storm supposed to move in around 7:00, 8:00 a.m.? town. boston maybe closer to 8:00,
done. i just registered. that was easy. register today. >> sarah: parts of the bay state bracing far big snowstorm. blizzard conditions forecast for some. >> christa: and concerns along the coast. strong winds and high tides could bring flooding. ism also the new hampshire primary one day away. the candidates getting more
we're live with the mad dash for votes. >> christa: plus an officer-involved shooting in lowell, an encounter with a suspected police impersonator. >> sarah: and what you didn't see at the super bowl. cam newton criticized for his sour post-game news conference. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: 6:00 a.m. on a monday, and nasty nor'easter moving into massachusetts, bringing snow, wind and blizzard conditions to many towns really taking no chances. they canceled school today, as early as last night even. you're eventually going to see of our screen. >> sarah: the storm expected to be with us all day and into tomorrow. our weather team is tracking the details. j.r., i was texting with chris and i said, should i be worried about commuting, and he said, it's going to be nasty. >> jeremy: glad to have you here urge though. blizzard warning in effect for the south shore and the cape and the islands. winter storm warning boston, worcester and fitchburg. here's the snow right now.
so if you have a morning commute into the city over next hour or two, i think you're fine. i think you're going to be okay. this is the heavier plume of snow that will start to move up the south shore and get into boston around 8:00. i don't think it gets up into new hampshire until after 9:00 a.m. this morning. what a beast of a storm. you talk about being nasty nor'easter. you nasty, nor'easter. this thing has really exploded. thankfully the bankrupt of it will stay off shore. however, because it is such a massive storm and has such incredible reach, even out over the ocean into new england with winds right now and eventually snow. the snow is never really overwhelming at any one point in the storm. i do think it's briefly steady and perhaps heavy for about 4 or 5 hours from about 10:00, 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 or 3:00 p.m. after 4:00 or 5:00 p.m., light snow through the evening commute this evening and overnight tonight. by the time you wake up tomorrow morning, the storm is done.
and this is what we think will be out there by tomorrow morning. so again, these numbers you see on the screen, they won't be out there on the ground at noon today or even when you come out of work this evening. it will still be snowing lightly this evening. by tomorrow morning, 5 to 9 inches of snow, city of boston. probably around 6 to 7. outer route 2 corridor, southern new hampshire 3-rbg to 5. cape ann as well as the south shore, i think those locations you have 9 to in some locations close to 12 inches of snow in plymouth county. and then the south coast and out on the cape again 5 to 9 inches of snow. the storm. we have wind and the threat for coastal flooding. for more on, that meteorologist chris lambert, your turn. >> chris: good morning, j.r. wind already exceeding 50mph from fairhaven to edgartown. it will at times be close to 60 if not exceeding down across nantucket and the vineyard.
30 to 40 in the city of boston and through a lot of metrowest. once in a while we'll see gusts higher than that, closer to 45. 30 in boston. 22 degrees manchester, new hampshire. 18 fryeburg, maine. this colder air gets drained down during the storm. so the temperatures going from the 30s this morning back down to near 20 degrees that. will ensure for a lot of us west of the coastline that we get a dryer snow, a lower water content snow versus the last storm that we saw. so it's not going to cling to everything out, there especially later this afternoon, although we may start to see that be the case down through southeastern mass with temperatures still a little bit on the warmer side. the combination of the snow and the wind could lead the isolated power outages, more likely scattered power outages down through plymouth county, the cape and the islands. we'll talk more on coastal flooding in a bit. >> christa: timing is everything here. the storm is expected to pick up in a few hours from now. state police say if you can, try the stay off the roads today. >> sarah: they say crews need room the clear the roads as the storm worsens.
state officials are closeed in several counties, all of them east of worcester county. non-emergency employees working and living in these counties will not report to work today. for more on the conditions outside, let's head to sandwich and 7's nicole oliverio is there live where the winds are really picking up, nicole. >> nicole: i was trying to figure out with was flying in the air, i'm pretty sure it's me. we haven't seen any snowfall, but the winds have been whipping sentence we got here at about 4:30 a.m. it's what you can expect if you're waking up here on the cape all day. these wind concerns
are really what are going to be tissue, dealing with power outages from friday's storm. there were more than 1,500 customers here on the cape that lost power. that's definitely going to be tissue when we're talking about tree limbs that will get knocked down because of the wind. the cape is the spot where we're under a blizzard warning, but as jeremy had mentioned, we're not
of that snow, so the winds that are whipping behind me only going to get worse and start spinning and churning up
more as the waves get going, as the storm really gets under way, so really we're just in the beginning stages of what we'll see that's going to last throughout the day. for now that's the latest live in sandwich, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> there are concerns along the coast this morning. strong winds and high tide could cause flooding on the south shower. 's victoria warren live in scituate with more this morning. vicki? >> victoria: good morning, sarah. that blizzard warning extending northward up toward scituate, even further north of here. just like nicole oliverio was speaking about, the winds are already very intense here in scituate this morning. no snow yet. no precipitation. but the winds are intense enough to start causing some power outages where tree limbs might snap and bring down those power lines. things are going to become more serious as the morning progresses, and the snow starts 678 and then what everybody is
scituate is high tide, which is right around 11:00 a.m. folks who live here, they remember last year. last year in january, it was a blockbuster storm, but what ended up happening, it wasn't even so much the snowfall totals. it was all of that wind and the flooding that came in, and that flooding and flooded basement, people lost their power. you lose your power, you lose your heat, they had voluntary evacuations last year in scituate.
there's nothing in terms of any kind of plans for evacuation at this point, but folks who live out here, they know when you have a coastal storm coming in, you need the pay careful attention. you need to have your plans ready because when that high tide comes in, if there is flooding, people will have to leave this area because there will be some serious concerns about power outages some we'll be monitoring all morning long, but for now we're live this morning in scituate, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right. let's turn things over to danielle gersh with fast track traffic. danielle, if you're headed out, now is the time to get out
>> danielle: yeah, this is a look from our traffic tracker. no snow on the roads yet, looking good so far. especially south of town, the big concern is that wind. so be extra careful. give yourself a little extra time because of that. let's head to the maps now. the expressway already a slow drive this morning. part of the reason for this, like friday, the hov lane will not open because of the weather. so 19 minutes from braintree into boston. you just saw route 3. it's looking good as is route 24 and 95 so far this morning. the pike out to framingham eastbound into boston. mostly green. no major delays to tell you about there. 93 southbound, a little bit of slowing through lawrence and then you're fine as you head over 128 and into town. route 1 looking good, all green so far this morning. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 18 minutes on the expressway. into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes. 93, is 128 to the zakim bridge, that drive 11 minutes. if you're taking the "t," it's on time this morning and planning to run on its regular weekday schedule. back to you, guys. >> sarah: don't forget, we'll
>> christa: if you can't be in front of the tv, remember you calls get weather updates and school closings on the go with our 7news mobile and tablet apps or by logging on to whdh.com. >> sarah: a final push before the new hampshire primary. this is the last full day of campaigning for presidential candidates before voters head to the polls tomorrow. 7's nancy chen live in salem with more on the last-minute effort to secure votes. good morning, nancy. >> nancy: good morning, sarah. donald trump expected here behind me in salem, new hampshire, later on this morning at 10:00, but can you believe it? after all those town halls and forums and handshake, it's now a sprint to the finish. the finish line is in sight. candidates making their final pitches to voters. marco rubio's surge was slowed in saturday's debate, but on sunday he doubled down on his message about president obama, even if it's being criticized as repetitive. >> i don't care how much it bothers people in the media or how much it annoys people on twitter, we're going to keep
this president is trying to change america. >> nancy: jeb bush also talking about the president while sticking up for his brother. >> i will not blame barack obama for anything. i got sick and tired of him blame my brother, and i will never do it to him. >> nancy: a heckler called donald trump a racist and was hauled out of a rally. trump kept his attacks on jeb bush. >> jeb bush calls out his mother because he needed help? mommy, please come. walk in the snow, mom. >> nancy: several republicans are hoping to grab second and third place tomorrow, with ted cruz, john kasich and chris christie looking for a strong finish. meantime, bernie sanders, looking the hold on the his lead, sharpened his attack on sunday. >> the war in iraq, i was right on that issue, hillary clinton was wrong. >> nancy: and while hillary clinton was in flint, michigan, on sunday, her husband bill gave a slight jab to the new hampshire front-runner. >> for her this is not about grand theories of revolution,
improve people's lives. >> nancy: by the way, just the tell you how busy things are here today, at one point in manchester this morning, donald trump, hillary clinton and bernie sanders will all be having events at the exact same time. live in salem, new hampshire, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: coming up on just one station, our new exclusive tracking poll out of new hampshire. andy hiller shows who is gaining ground in a live report at 6:45. >> christa: police in lowell claim an officer was forced to fire on a suspect accused of impersonating a police officer during a home invasion. this happened saturday at a home on pine hill street. police say the suspect was shot twice after pointing a loaded hand gun at the officer. investigators later say they found phony police badges and handcuffs inside the hopeful right now the suspect is being treated. he and a second suspect are also facing charges today. >> sarah: still ahead, a new explanation for the explosion on somali plane. we'll show you surveillance video of the suspects before the blast.
>> christa: good morning. 6:14. we're with you on this monday. isn't it beautiful? look at our fair city. >> sarah: the calm before the storm literally. >> christa: there you go. i love it. how many of you are burning through your paid time off with all these snow days coming up? >> sarah: your husband is home with the kids friday, monday. like your wife, right, j.r.?
and here you go, everybody. a blizzard warning. south shore as well as the cape and the islands, the pink indicating where we have a winter storm warning. snow is on the cape right now. and then from this point it moves north into metro boston, probably between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. new hampshire 9:00, 10:00 a.m. the heaviest snow looks like mid-day, i'd say 10:00, 11:00 a.m., until about 4:00 p.m. this afternoon. then lighter snow this evening and overnight tonight. now, the added component to this storm is the wind. the wind has already shown up. it is very windy out there right now. that combining with an astronomical high tide, likely to be minor to moderate flooding. travel condition, an early morning commute, ready to get under way. i think you're okay. certainly around the metro. on the cape it will start the go downhill. i think for all of us for a short time later this morning and through the evening commute,
that time the snow is letting up in intensity, and at that time that's when the snowplows can stay out ahead of the storm. so it's only for a few hours that the storm may overwhelm the snowplows. here is the doppler radar showing the snow. snowing quite heavily on the cape at this time, moving northwest, and then it will start to work up the south shore as you notice we have snow back through portions of just south of long island as well as connecticut. the bruntd of -- brunt of the storm stays off shore. it's not going to be a direct hit on new england. it's such a massive storm, its reach up into new england is impressive. eventually the snow joins the wind. snow is with us on and off throughout the afternoon and even overnight. the snow doesn't wind down until after midnight tonight, but it will. by 7:00 tomorrow morning, that's all she wrote. so snowfall totals between 5 and 9 inches of snow in metro boston. i would plan on about probably 6 to 7 inches of snow in downtown boston.
worcester. and then through the merrimack valley, 5 to 9. again out on cape ann, 9 to maybe as much as 12 inches of snow. south shore, 9 to 12 inches of snow. cape and islands 5, to 9 inches of snow. chris? >> chris: j.r., lots of snow out there this morning. rattling the house. two hands on the steering wheel this morning, that's for sure, with gusts 30 to 40mph and gust 50s to 60 down on the cape and the islands. because that wind is out of the northeast, it's pinning that ocean water close to the shoreline. south thunderstorm and the cape, a coastal flood warning in place. 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., minor to pockets of moderate coastal flooding and a celestial flood advisory to the north shore. temperatures here are dropping. we're down to 30 in boston. 28 in beverly. 34 in plymouth. the colder air to the north will continue to drain in. that in combination with the gusty wind promoting wind-chill factors down into the single digits and teens already.
wind-chill factors down into the the day. it's a colder storm. the snow is dryer. less water content to it. so last storm you picked up 8 or 9 inches of snow, this storm you get another 8 or 9 inches of snow, it's half the weight of the water content with this storm thanks to the cold air in place. take a look across the country. the west coast is quiet. snow showers working through the midwest and i expect a couple scattered snow showers to arrive tuesday into wednesday, more notably on wednesday. after this storm, though, this is the big one for the week. take a look into the weekend. it turns cold. bitter blast by valentine's day. 14 for the high. >> sarah: all right, chris. what change there. hey, if your wipers going this morning, got to have your headlights on, as well. obviously it's dark out there. this is the new law, mar shalg shall, right? you're in bourne. have you seen flakes falling yet? >> yes. we're driving right along the cape cod canal.
forecasters, they said the snow was down by the cape cod canal. lookie here, i found the snow and plenty of it. it is not on to the roads yet, no accumulation, but you can see that the winds are high and blowing around a lot at this point. and it's a fairly significant snowfall. so again, down here by the cape cod canal, we have found the snow, and this is the snow that's obviously going to slow but surely move up into boston and again visibility already an issue down here. traffic, though, pretty light. i think as we go to danielle gersh, she'll tell you that's the situation pretty much everywhere. >> danielle: that's right, marshall. leave it to you to find the snow. still no snow north of town. this is route 93 heading into boston as you move through somerville. looking good so far this morning. let's go to the maps. route 1, no delays to tell you about there yet. south of town, route 3, 24,
95, looking good. further down, that's where they're starting to see some of that snow. from braintree into boston expressway northbound, that
and keep in mind, the hov lane not opening again on the expressway northbound because of the weather. the pike out to framingham all green. no delays to tell you about there. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. boston. 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, that drive 11 minutes. if you're taking "t," it's on time so far this morning and planning to run on its normal weekday schedule. back to you, guys. >> sarah: , thanks, danielle. the city of boston, can you foot of snow. >> christa: we know it's winter, but after the mild condition, it's hard adjustment. crews have been out and they commute. here you see 7's kris anderson in weston and you're by that
massive salt pile. looks like they're hard at work behind you, kris. >> kris: christa, sarah, yes.
they have the big plow truck, the salt truck here getting loaded up by these front loaders, taking all the salt out of the big piles and loading it up into the truck so those trucks can then get out on to the roadways to get the roads ready for when that snow gets here later this morning. in fact, spin around really quickly. we'll follow this truck. over here you see a couple other trucks waiting, ready to go. the state has up to 4,000 pieces of equipment ready to get out and hit the roadways in case it's needed. second straight day, boston city schools and most schools in the area are closed, but just take note and be safe out there as these crews get ready. live in weston, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: kris, thank you. still ahead, scary scene in a major city when a bus explodes into flames. the reason there was no need to panic, though, about that blast. >> sarah: also an amusing slip-up after the super bowl, plus a very different demeanor for cam newton after the game. >> christa: and beyonce making an announcement right on the heels of her halftime performance last night.
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>> sarah: welcome back. 6:24 this morning. after losing super bowl 50 to the denver whereon co, carolina q.b. cam newton wasn't ready to answer questions from reporters. >> did you take that to heart after the game? >> no. >> can you put a figure on why carolina did not play the way it normally place? >> we got outplayed. >> did they take away your running lanes? >> no. >> sarah: as you can see, newton abruptly stood up and walked away while heading to his own interview, broncos' quarterback talib fell. the former patriot bounced back up and yelled, "i'm good, baby, i'm good." if this is it for peyton manning, he's set to retire on top.
super bowl for two different teams. after the game, the 39-year-old said he will take some time before deciding whether to retire. >> christa: tom brady getting a bit of a rough reception during a pregame ceremony last night. >> from super bowls 36, 38 and 49, for the new england patriots, tom brady. oh, intos, yes, from the crowd. keep in mind, a lot of denver fans there. brady was at levy's stadium as the nfl honored all of the past super bowl award winners. dion branch was also there. he was the m.v.p. of super bowl 39. okay, ladies, now let's get in formation >> christa: beyonce performing with cold play and bueno mars during the super bowl halftime show. just moments after the
her 2016 world tour, which will include a summer stop in foxborough. tickets for the june 3rd show at gillette stadium go on sale next week. what a show that will be. >> sarah: right? we'll have much more super bowl coverage straight ahead. the other reason people watch, the ads. which ones are getting the highest marks today? >> reporter: and the wind still kicking here in sandwich, now mixing in with a little precipitation.
our exclusive poll showing clear front-runners, but who is battling it out in second place? >> sarah: and disturbing new details in sma somali plane explosion. what surveillance video in the airport reveals about the blast. >> christa: and we're back here at 6:30 with 7 storm force on your monday with major winter storm moving into new england. good morning. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. the worst supposed to happen at 7:00, 8:00 a.m. depending on where you are. let's send it over the jeremy forecast. >> sarah: we have a blizzard shore, plymouth county as well as the cape and the islands. metro boston, worcester hills, north shore, merrimack valley, winter storm warning. again, snow starting right now. it's snow now on the cape and beginning to move up the south shore. i think it gets into the city of boston between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. this morning. later in southern new hampshire with the the heaviest snow mid-day through the early part of the afternoon and lighter
the added concern today is the astronomical high tide and the strong winds. the wind has already shown up ahead of the snow. here is that snow band. again, marching northwest, now approaching the canal at the leading edge of the snow working up the south shore. the dry air in the city of boston is going to try to chew up the leading edge of this snow, but eventually the snow does overtake eastern new england as well as eastern mass later this morning. again, a plume of steadier snow. here's the storm system well to the south, power how's ocean storm. and even though it's going to remain out over the ocean, it still will be able to reach up in new england with snow and wind. so your storm time line has the steady snow arriving in the city of boston about 9:00, 10:00 a.m., and that continues until about 3:00, 4:00 p.m. and then we'll see lighter snows late today and overnight tonight. so that by tomorrow morning the storm is gone, although there could be a couple ocean-effect snow showers and snow flurries down on the south shore. 5 to 9 inches of snow for a good portion of eastern new england.
and then as you work up into the merrimack valley, southern new hampshire, about 3 to 5 inches of snow, outer route 2 corridor, merrimack valley 5, to 9 inches of snow. out on cape ann, close to a foot of snow as well as the south shore, basically from about route 24 east to the south shore is where you have that best chance of close to a foot of snow. then out on the cape and the islands, 5 to 9 inches of snow. again, this will be by early tomorrow morning. this will not be on the ground by noon today or even by 6:00 p.m. tonight. this takes all day and all night to get to these numbers. chris? >> chris: j.r., coastal storm that. means wind and coastal flooding. edgartown already gusting to 57 this morning. rockport at 57. you probably heard some of those wind gusts overnight and early this morning wake you up and rattle the house a little bit as we continue to gust over 40mph from boston down to hyannis. expect the peak gust to be across the cape and the islands. 50 to 60, even localized gusts exceeding 60mph this morning into the early afternoon. now, late in the afternoon and
so really peaking with the winds coinciding with high tide. because this has not been a prolonged onshore flow in terms of maybe a couple days building up, pushing on in, we're just dealing with minor pockets of moderate coastal flooding and not something more major. but we have to watch for the possibility and the potential of coastal flooding, especially down through the south shore, the cape and the islands, close to high tide coming in here around 11:00. couple hours either side. also noticing a lot of dry air across maine and cold air that. arctic air will with
seeping in during the day. the temperatures backing down into the low 20s if not near 20, and that will ensure this is a dryer snow for a lot of us. a little bit of a fluff factor to it, easier to push around versus what we saw last storm, although down through the cape and the islands, down through the immediate south shore, it's a stickier snow. you combine with that with the strongest wind gusts and you have the best chance of scattered power outages that way. you could get isolated power outages along the 95 stretch. more on the storm coming up. >> sarah: all right.
declaring a snow emergency today. >> christa: you heard them mentioning the cape could see the worst of these conditions. let's head out the sandwich and 7's nicole oliverio. she's been dealing with the wind all morning. now we see the snow blowing sideways there, nicole. >> nicole: i said at 5:00 the wind alone is not bad, it's once you mix in the snow and slush, the water comes off of those waves. take a look behind me. you can see the white caps already forming on the waves here
in sandwich. really not a problem with high tide or anything just yet. but again, just a look at the condition, and this is just, of course, the beginning of it. the cape is the area that's under that blizzard warning, and these high winds are what could cause those power outages that are expected. they could take down tree limbs. friday's storm left 1,500 customers without power. so they're expected that there will be a high number of power outages before this storm is over. now, the snow accumulation is time. so it's really the winds that
they have been pretty consistent now since about 4:30 a.m. i haven't really seen sort of an increase in the winds, but now that we are mixing in the snow, that's what makes for the miserable conditions. for now, that's the latest live in sandwich, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: thanks, nicole. it's 6:36 a.m. let's send it out in our traffic tracker with marshall hook in sandwich. you can see those flakes coming down in your headlights, marshall. >> marshall: right here on route 6, the main thoroughfare of the cape, and the winds are very high, as nicole pointed out. the snow definitely starting to pick up, as well. visibility at times is going to be compromised here. we're doing a little bit okay right now, particularly now that the sun is starting to lighten things up a little bit. but the wind in combination with the snowfall are going to create visibility issues. the roads we saw from before the snow began have been very well treated, so we expect that they'll be ahead of the snow for a while, but eventually that
so it's going to be a dicey commute. if you are headed out at some point today, then do it now, because danielle gersh will tell you things are off to a pretty good start. >> danielle: that's right. let's head outside. take a look. this is the pike, a much different picture than you just saw from marshall and the traffic tracker. we have a new accident to show you. let's go to the maps. it's eastbound on the pike just before the pru tunnel here. that's causing some back-up. headed into town on route 39 southbound from lawrence over 128 and into boston, no major delays yet this morning. route 1 looking good, as well. south of town, no issues on route 3 as you approach 128 and the expressway. route 24 looking good as is 95. the expressway from rate -- braintree into boston, 15 minutes. you see some slowing there. the hov lane like friday will not open on the expressway this morning because of the weather. let's go to your drive times now if you're getting ready to head out the door. 14 minutes on the expressway. into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes. we have that accident.
pru tunnel, 9 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. if you're taking the "t" this morning, so far it's on time, and it is planning to run on its normal weekday schedule. back to you, guys. >> sarah: thanks, danielle. still ahead, the explosive scene in a major city. the movie shoot behind this bus blast. >> christa: and our storm force coverage rolling on this morning. you see the winds just howling. of course, the concern over high tide and some potential flooding coming with this storm.
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>> christa: good morning. 6:41. a live look at our traffic tracker on the cape right behind where you need to be on a morning like, this right? right behind the road crews here as the flakes continue to fly. we'll be tracking the conditions for you this morning. we also have other news for you today. new developments in that explosion on board a somali plane. authorities have released some video allegedly showing two men with a laptop that may have exploded on a plane last week. the footage shows the two men walking together on the far right. and then one man hands what appears to be a laptop to the suspected suicide bomber after
at least six people have been arrested in connection with that blast. that explosion happened in the middle of the flight and this suspected suicide bomber died in the explosion. the pilot was able to land the plane safely. >> sarah: a fiery stuptsd taking people by surprise. a film crew blew up a double-decker bus today for an upcoming jackie chan movie. firefighters were close by in case the stunt went wrong. the bridge was closed to all other traffic just as a precaution. >> christa: coming up on the news station, our final poll numbers before the new hampshire primary tomorrow. where do the candidates stand heading into tomorrow's vote? we'll let you know. >> sarah: also our traffic tracker out on the roads. our marshall hook will have the latest on your morning commute. >> reporter: we're live this morning in scituate where the sun is rising on a very windy morning as this winter storm
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>> sarah: 6:45 a.m. 7 storm force coverage tracking a nasty nor'easter. warnings for a winter storm and blizzard conditions for parts of massachusetts. >> christa: and we do have team of meteorologists tracking the storm. reporters are out in the conditions. my, it's windy out there. we'll have live reports coming your way. so here now on a monday, well, time for know and go, right? >> we start with our team of
let's send it over the jeremy reiner. >> jeremy: sarah, we have the winter storm warning in effect for the city of boston today. this evening worcester much the same, as well as fitchburg and now plymouth is more serious. it's a blizzard warning in effect for plymouth county as well as the cape and the islands. snow on the cape right now is moving north toward metro boston. so your start time with the snow is essentially now up until about 9:00 a.m. i think the city proper probably, you know, 8:00, 9:00 a.m. the the heaviest snow later this morning. lighter snow this evening and overnight tonight. there is the threat of coastal flooding with wind. wind is out there right now out ahead of the snow. this right here, you see that deep shade of blue. that's heavy snow marching across the cape. it will jump over the canal and start to work up the south shore into downtown boston mid-morning. and it's going to snow steadily for several hours. and then it will taper off as we work into the later half of the afternoon as well as this evening, but you notice at 4:00, still steady snow coastal areas, patchier snow worcester hills. and then everything will begin
tonight. so that by 7:00 tomorrow morning, storms all gone. so traveling again, now you're okay, but it's going to go downhill, especially 9:00, 10:00. and it's poor travel, certainly along the coastline. plymouth and plymouth county as warning in effect. worcester hills, again it will drop into the poor category for a few hours, and then as we work through this evening, conditions improve as the winds fade away and the snow begins to become more patchy and light in nature. so when it's all said and done, these will be the numbers by tomorrow morning. 5 to 9 inches of snow. probably 6, maybe 7 in downtown boston. 3 to 5 outer route 2 corridor, worcester about 3 to 5. south shore, plan on 9 to 12 inches of snow, south coast as well as the cape, 5 to 9 inches of snow. chris? >> chris: j.r., a lot of wind with this storm. expecting gust 50s to 60 across the cape and the islandses this morning into the early afternoon. we have to watch the high tide coming in here. 11:00 a.m., coastal flood
pockets of minor to moderate coastal flooding. best chance of moderate coastal flooding in scituate and nantucket harbor as well as provincetown. temperatures 30 in boston now. 23 in nashua, new hampshire. these numbers that are in the low 30s get replaced by the lower 20s this afternoon. so not only are we dealing with the gusty wind, we'll be dealing with some code wind-chill values, as well, as they drop into the single digits from the teens outside. now, a lot of people asking, will it be the heavy wet snow we slaws storm? no, this storm, because of the cold air that's going to be in here for a lot of the storm, thinking about 15 inches of snow from one inch of water, not to say we're getting is a 15 inches of snow, but if you broke down the ratio, that's a fluffier, drier snow than the previous storm. so about half the water content to it if you get about 8 or 9 inches of snow, another 8 or 9 this storm, it's not going to be as heavy. look at the bitter cold, valentine's day weekend, minus 3 to kick off valentine's day. >> christa: joy. really.
in a few hours. so state police are asking, if you can, if you're not traveling now when it's clear, stay off the roads once this thing really gets going. >> sarah: they say crews need room to clear the roads as the storm worsens. governor charlie baker announced state offices are going to be closed in several counties today. they are the ones listed on the map here. non-emergency employees working or living in these counties will not report to work today. for more on the conditions outside, though, let's head to sandwich to 7's nicole oliverio. >> sarah: sarah, the wind pretty consistent now. we have the snow mixing in and it's just a small flakes, the wet flakes. and once it's hitting the ground, it's not sticking. but you can see right here along the coast, right along the water, you can see the white caps and the waves already starting to crash. this is just the beginning of this. so obviously here on the cape, barnstable county is under that blizzard warning. definitely the winds going to be a problem. especially when we're talking about power outages.
and limbs to begin. the same indoor, even though the snow won't be a problem on the roads, the wind is what's going to cause the dangerous conditions. for now that's the latest live in sandwich, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> victoria: and from sandwich to search watd, i'm victoria warren. the winds here are intense. we have a live look behind me as the sun rises. we can see the water is getting whipped up out here. they have serious concerns in scituate for some moderate can coastal flooding when the high tide comes in around 11:00 a.m. snow hasn't quite started yet, but folks who live here, they know with the flooding they can lose power, they can lose heat. in years past they've had to do some voluntary evacuations of this area. so it's a situation they're going to be watching closely as
this storm is getting started this morning. live this morning in scituate, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: my goodness. all right, vicki. two hands on the wheel driving
marshall, where are you right now? >> sarah:>> marshall: route 3 northbound in plymouth. you can see the difference a few miles makes. on the cape very heavy snow with some limited visibility. now we're a few miles north of the sagamore bridge, and there are a few flakes out there, but nothing compared to what we were seeing before. this obviously is what's moving north, and you'll see that it's eventually going time pact traffic. danielle gersh is here to tell us what it looks like right now. >> danielle: thanks, marshall. good morning, everyone. let's head outside and take a look. this is the expressway from braintree into boston. 16 minutes. the hov lane is closed because of the weather, much like friday. we'll see some slowing there. south of town no major issues. into town on the pike, no issues there. if you're headed into boston on 39 southbound, you're slow and go from lawrence over 128 into boston. route 1 looking good so far this morning. will let's take a
look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. 14 minutes on the expressway. 12 minutes into town on pike. back to you, guys. >> christa: we'll stay on air
if you can't be in front of the tv, remember you can get updates on the weather and the school closings running at the bottom of your screen on the go with our 7news mobile and tablet apps or by logging on the whdh.com. >> sarah: on just one station this morning, results of our exclusive polling in the race for the white house. >> christa: and there's some movement in the g.o.p. race we need to tell you about. let's get
right to 7's andy hiller. he has the breakdown of these new numbers. good morning, andy. >> andy: good morning, christa. this time tomorrow some of the voting places in new hampshire will be open. our final tracking polls gives us a last look at where the candidates stand right now. the republicans are the big story because we know who is on top, but that's about all we know. the democratic race much easier to predict. bernie sanders is now beating hillary clinton by 16 points, 56% to 40%, after he lost a point overnight and she kept what she had. undecided up to 4%, an increase of two points since yesterday. the tracking poll shows sanders
her to catch him by tomorrow. all she can do now is try the cut the margin of her loss, but the republican race is more complicated and the outcome is still a mystery. donald trump stays in the top spot with 34% after dropping two points overnight. then a tie for second at 13%, after marco rubio lost a point and there was no
change in ted cruz's support. john kasich and jeb bush are also now tied at 10%. kasich gained a point and bush held steady. in the back of the g.o.p. pack, chris christie gained a point and is now at 5%. carly fiorina stays at 4% and ben carson is stuck on 3%. and look at this number: 9% of republican primary voters undecided the day before the polls open. the tracking poll gives you the picture: donald trump alone on top. then the cluster of rubio, cruz, kasich and bush, all four of
and third place. who will decide the republican race? the voters who say they're still undecided. there are enough of them to make one candidate tuesday night say, "i love new hampshire" while others will say something i can't repeat on television. live in new hampshire, i'm andy hiller "today in new england." >> christa: all right, andy. thank you. it is now the final push before the primary tomorrow. it's a big day, and that means the candidates are very busy. here's 7's nancy chen in salem with more from the campaign trail. nancy? >> nancy: good morning, christa. that last full final day of campaigning before the primary happen, and there are plenty of events planned throughout the state, including one behind me. later on this morning, donald trump expected at 10:00. here's what to watch for as we head into tuesday, how close hillary clinton will come in after bernie sanders. polls show she is still far behind, but can she make it close and claim momentum heading into south carolina and nevada from here?
on the republican side? as andy mentioned, it looks like donald trump is far ahead of everyone else, but ted cruz, marco rubio, jeb bush and john kasich, as he mentioned, all have second-place well within their reach at this point. and finally, how will those undecided voters make their final decision? there are still plenty of them, even less than 24 hours from voting, and convincing them will be key, especially for the publics. and in an effort now to sway those undecideds, we're seeing one of the most busy days yet on
the campaign trail. there are about 30 events scheduled across the state today. the candidates pushing hard for each and every vote with less than 24 hours now until polls open. so it is all hands on deck, family affair to get those votes. former president bill clinton and daughter chelsea stumping for hillary today in manchester and hudson, and donald trump's sons will be out with their dad later on this afternoon in
by the way to, give you an idea of how busy things are, at one point today hillary clinton, bernie sanders and donald trump will all have events in manchester at the exact same time. live in salem, new hampshire, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: all right, thanks, nancy. we appreciate it. >> christa: all right, we have jeremy reiner tracking this big storm moving inch j.r., i can't forget to wish you a happy lunar new year. >> sarah: i was about the say, >> jeremy: what's this? >> christa: this is like a meteorological birthday, right? >> jeremy: right, although i've never heard that before. i won't lie to you. `here we go,
we have snow on the cape and the islands, heavy snow at that. slowly moves up the south shore into the city of boston within next 1 to 2 hours, a little bit longer southern new hampshire. so snow is with us through the day. heaviest later this morning until about 4:00 p.m. light snow overnight tonight so by tomorrow morning 5 to 9 inches of snow, close to a foot of snow portions of the south shore as well as cape ann. we'll have updates throughout the day. >> sarah: thanks, j.r.
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