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voter energy into victory while ted cruz and hillary clinton are banking on sophisticated get out the vote operations. diane gallagher joins us live from des moines. die -- diane. you know they say it's all about the turnout, they are hoping that's what's going to happen. looking live on a donald trump event in waterloo, iowa. candidates are holding rallies like this one and meeting voters and attempting the last ditch effort to get out the vote. they spent thousands of hours and millions of dollars here and it's go time. for the first time in the presidential election voters have a say in who stays and goes. polls and party members have had the most influence in who remains a viable candidate. even though the road to the white house begins in iowa.
history shows since the 1970s less than a third of republicans and less than half of democrats who have won here have gone on to win the party nomination. donald trump holds a lead over ted cruz. political analysts come down to turnout. turnout will tell us something whether he has changed the electorate that's the prospect. can he bring out new voters who have not voted before. >> reporter: turnout will be key for bernie sanders who is in a dead heat with hillary clinton. bernie sanders is counting on young voters to come out and people who never caucused before and never had an attachment to the democratic party to come out and vote for him. >> reporter: clinton is 3 points ahead of sander with martin o'malley far behind.
o'malley said he expects to do the unexpected. he thinks he will perform better than the poll say. even though he is the distant third he won't be dropping out. experts say the likes of rick santorum or mike huckabee may call it quits if they don't perform up to expectations tonight. we'll have to wait and see what the cause of action can you cans tell us. rick williams is in the iowa for the caucus. heel have live reports at 4:00 p.m. in the meantime he'll be posting about the sights and sounds from the hawkeye state on facebook. amtrak is working to figure out what struck an acela train as it was traveling through bridesburg in philadelphia. several unidentified objects struck the train heading to new york city. pictures from passenger show the damage from some of the windows. none of the passengers were
hurt. 30th street station today passengers said they trusted the trains to withstand being struck by smaller objects. i think they try as much as they can. i think it is our job to understand that stuff does happen. the train was inspected, but nothing unusual was found. the train made it to new york without any other problems. last night's incident toons toons -- took place not far from the site of the deadly derailment that killed 8 and injured 200. ntsb will release a lot of amount of data that would provide insight into the crash. federal investigators worked to determine whether a projectile hit the train prior to derailment. turning to the accuweather forecast. we have clouds in the sky right now, but it's warm for the first day of february. let's look live outside sky6 live hd showing us the center city skyline from our temple university camera. accuweather says keep an eye to the sky today as we do have rain
showers moving in throughout the day. meteorologist david murphy joins us live outside with the details, still spritzing out there, david? >> reporter: sarah looks like the sprinkles have moved beyond the terrace right now. storm tracker 6 live double scan you can see a live image of the light showers north of philadelphia cruising through sowsh -- southern bucks county and doylestown and i-95. aerials around trenton and areas of philadelphia around mount airy and chestnut hill and jenkintown involved looks like a little bit of that is north of media, delaware county. there is steadier stuff to the west that will come in later on. in the wider view you don't see that until the tail end where harrisburg is getting a darker shade of green moving in there. we might see a more pronounced shower around the rush hour and south jersey this evening.
morning lows were not too bad. we got down to 39 degrees in philadelphia. that was after midnight. by the time most of you got up out on the roads you were looking at temperatures in the upper 40s and low 50s, very nice air in place at dawn this morning. we've improved to 56 in philadelphia. much of the mid atlantic region is enjoying similar numbers, 57 in atlantic city. washington below a hair of 60 degrees at this hour. 2:00 p.m. will be the high of 58 degrees, looks like the showers start to build toward us and the temperatures start to dip a bit. 4:00, 53. 6:00 p.m., 49. comfortable, winds opt light side and 10:00 p.m. we're down to 40 and staying above freezing overnight. there will be a period late this afternoon and evening where where the showers will be more pronounced so you want to keep an eye on that on the storm tracker 6 live app on the matter phone. stay with 6abc.com/weather
as unseasonable warm weather returns to the region. storm tracker 6 live double scan radar will help you stay ahead of the rain and any other changes as they start to happen. from our delaware newsroom, police are investigating the death of a pedestrian in claymont. it happened on philadelphia pike near harvey road. the driver remained there at the scene. you can see the damage to the windshield of the car. investigators shut down the road for about 3 hours to piece together the accident. the person who was killed has not been identified. carbon monoxide sickened two women overnight in philadelphia's queen village section. they were inside the home on the 100 block of fitzwater street. both women were taken to jefferson university hospital. pgw is working to figure out the source of the odorless gas. bill cosby is due back in
court in norristown tomorrow. in december, the 78-year-old comedian was charged with sex assault in connection with a 2004 relationship. defense lawyers will argue he had a deal with authorities to testify in andrea constan's civil lawsuit with the understanding he would never be charged criminally. catholic schools week is underway. sara mattie a pre-k student has a down syndrome. she gave a presentation to the school about special olympics and what it means for her. trinity students are being tickets to benefit the special olympics. a blind man in virginia escaped his burning home with minutes to spare, how he made it out alive. she may be the most famous
survived raid by boko haram extremists are revealing details built attack. the attack continueded for four hours saturday. 86 people were killed, many children. the attack happened three miles from the city where the group was started. they have killed 6,250,000 people and driven 2.5 million from their home. a pair of virginia tech college students are due in court today in connection with the murder of a 1-year-old -- 13-year-old girl. 18-year-old david eisenhauer appeared in court
facing first degree murder charges. it is said he killed 13-year-old nicole lovell. it really hit home. >> reporter: in shock the maryland communities of the teenage suspects, natalie keepers is charged as an access recused of helping eisenhauer dispose of the girl's body. eisenhauer knew lovell and used that relationship to see advantage. katherine lived a few doors down from eisen -- icen hours' home. authorities found the body 80 miles per hour away in north carolina. lovell's parents say she vanished wednesday between midnight and 7:00 a.m. after pushing a dresser against her bed room door and climbed out
the window. she had a liver transplant as a young child and needed medication. i never thought that would happen to her. >> reporter: her mother said her daughter was bullied on social media and at school. in washington, meghan hughes, channel 6 "action news." a family of a virginia man said it's miraculous that he escaped a devastating fire because he is blind. pictures shows the home going up in flames monday morning. he felt intense heat and made it out to the backyard. the home is a complete loss, but the family is thankful he is alive. the cause of the fire is under investigation. it's darth vader may be
a man wearing a storm trooper helmet returned the print. the pizza shop does not plan on filing any charges. [laughter]. now to the people scene, alicia vitarelli joining us, you have to recap the sag awards and the fun time investers had on the new york stock exchange. >> reporter: oscar race with a huge award this weekend. the movie about the boston globe's investigation about pedophile priests won the best award and mark garuffalo was thrilled. how to get away with murder, viola davis winning the best tv drama actress for the
second year in a row. vanessa hudgens went to the stage in agrees -- greece live. she performed the role of bad girl rizzo. david bowie wanted his ashes scattered on the pacific island paradise of bali. the document states the rocker's super model wife iman and two children will split an estimated 100 million-dollar estate. bowy died of cancer at the age of 69. finally on a lighter note to kick off the new premier of the season of the muppets on 6abc, miss piggy rang the bell at the new york stock exchange.
she had fun and dressed for the occasion. the show airs tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. on 6abc. disney owns the muppet franchise our parent company. pork belly futures are up. she had a positive influence on the market. i made that up. all right, david here with a check of the accuweather. >> reporter: you stole my line. rick is not here, so we have to pick it up. >> reporter: i'm sure he has them rolling in the aisles in iowa. storm tracker 6 live double scan we're looking at rain moving in through the west and pushing in through the center portion of the region. the heavier stuff is to the west. right now locally we have jenkintown and willow grove and route 30 and 610. light shower activity just enough to get roads wet. it will dry out quickly afterwards. trenton you had one cell you'll
get more pushing through jenkintown and south of willow grove and northeast philadelphia. around doylestown it's more of a shower there, as well. this thing is not moving that's how we can tell that is dprownd dprownd -- ground clutter. there's the heavier stuff out by reading and lancaster that's moving in. that will be more pronounced and take longer to get past you once it pushes toward the east. as we look outside we have the action cam getting a nice wintry scene that will becoming a little less wintry with the melting snow. that's part of the story today. a lot of it is starting to turn into liquid. 56 degrees in philadelphia. dewpoint 41. winds out of the southwest only at 6 miles per hour, so really comfortable out there, as you step outside. no big deal wind to deal with. as we look at future tracker 6 there's the next round of shower activity pushing in the
afternoon. 4:30 it will be coming in close to philadelphia and northern suburbs and quickly it gets over to the coast and by 10:00 it will be exiting places like atlantic city. high temperatures, 52 in allentown. 53 in reading. 55 in trenton. close to 06 in philadelphia, wilmington and millville and the mid 60s down the shore in atlantic city and cape may. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 43 by 2:00, 41 by 5:00 p.m. the numbers will be up in the 50s for a good portion of the afternoon and down in the 40s after that. tomorrow a cold front bringing the rain will be off the coast. a warm front will be parked to the south. that will allow us to stay cooler lots of sun. high temperatures of 50 degrees or so. once we get into wednesday on the other side of that frontal boundary it will rise to the north an we'll get close to record highs in some neighborhoods and set a record or two across the region on wednesday. the tradeoff it will be unstable
with a warm front passing through and cold front from the west. 7:00 a.m. wednesday morning with the morning show you'll have light showers around and we'll get into a lull around midday and light sprinkles. look at the heavy stuff west of us by noon, as we go into the afternoon and evening that will come across the region with much more pronounced rain. we might get february thunderstorms pretty rare for that, that wouldn't be out of the question with warm air in place as the rain gets east around 9:00 p.m. cooler air coming in behind that system. 58 is the high, afternoon sprinkle or shower some of that in the evening in south jersey and delaware. tuesday lots of sun groundhog day. 51 degrees, hopefully phil gives us good word for the rest of the were winner. we'll be covering that on 6abc. rainy on wednesday, as you saw in the afternoon.
record on wednesday high of 63 we'll beat the old record in philadelphia by one degree. behind that cooler, 48. not too bad on thursday, friday, 42 degrees lots of clouds a coastal system on this model appears to be missing us offshore we hope it stays that way. 44 on saturday sunshine. sunday, 46. rain or snow shower sunday. carole king is one of music's most celebrated pop performers and song writers. now her biography is taking center stage in philadelphia. >> reporter: carole king is a multigrammy award winning song writing legend. now her biography is being shareholder on the national tour that stops in philadelphia. her story is kind of the story of rock and roll. >> reporter: beautiful the carole king musical tells the
story of a meteoric rise. she was a prodigy that grew up in brooklyn. the show tells the story how king found her own voice. it starts out with her as a kid in high school in brooklyn writing songs to screaming jay hawkins who was her husband. songs like locomotion and will you still love me tomorrow to you got a friend and the whole album of tapestry. >> reporter: broadway director said the songs that served as a sound track for generation served not only to entertainer, but educate the -- entertain the audience. it's a show that helps multigeneration learn about the history of rock music. if you love american music and
great songs you'll love beautiful. >> reporter: beautiful, the carole king musical at the academy of music march 22 to april 3. for tickets and show times go to the arts in philly.org or visit loves the arts and other area events. for 6abc 6abc loves the arts i'm karen rogers. one final check of the
evening. close to 58 degrees. down the shore 60 degrees in atlantic city and sea isle city. the showers will wait until the evening down the shore. if you have to go to the grocery store or pick up the kids in south jersey and delaware you'll be okay. a 5-year-old boy in california has captured the hearts of many with his one of kind proposal. he has been battling leukemia he fell in love with his favorite nurse he calls tall sara. he wanted her to know how special she is by proposing. i want to make her laugh because she thinks i am a funny boy. his mom said anything that brings a smile to his face is okay with her. some of the stories on "action news" at 4:00 p.m.
we just got our hands on the government's report on the deadly amtrak derailment in port richmond. it includes thousands of pages of documents and we'll have a live report at 4:00. today prosecutors revealed what they want to do to chaka fattah's son. don't forget to watch "action news" at 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. for rick williams and david murphy and the entire "action news" team, i'm sarah bloomquist. have a great afternoon! i drive a golf ball.
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