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we heard from people from abbeville and atlanta and all over the area. this big low pressure system has created flurries all across the southeast. we are still seeing a little bit of action in the mountains. there was action in at the south carolina mountains overnight, but this will come to an end for today. we have windchill advisories for the areas in light blue. that is where you will want to be careful because that 15-20 mile per hour wind will make these teens and 20's feel much colder. we have 15-18 mile-per-hour winds in clemson. right now, it feels like one degree in hendersonville and zero degrees in boone. across the upstate and anderson, it feels like 11 degrees. stay warm today. mid to upper 30's for the upstate.
today. the mountains will stay in the 20's and reach 30 degrees at best for the afternoon high. we have cold temperatures each morning with sunday being the coldest day at 11 degrees in the mountains and 18 degrees in the upstate. highs this weekend will have low 30's in the mountains and low 40's in the upstate. allyson: for as long as they cold lasts, relief workers will work to get a homeless out of the bitter cold. the asheville buncombe community christian ministry shelter opened it doors to about 40 men last night. they scoured the streets to find those outside. >> it is awesome to open their arms and doors. they keep you warm and the next day you are out. allyson: the shoulder only has room for 40, but works with other asheville shelters to make sure no one has to spend the
geoff: if snow starts to come down, we start to hear from viewers. allyson: they were scattered throughout the carolinas yesterday. some of the snow came down in abbeville. geoff: again, don't forget. when bad weather hits, you can turn it to the wyff 4 mobile app. you can track the weather and keep up with the latest on the school closing and alerts. let's turn to commitment 2016 now. donald trump takes new hampshire, winning the republican presidential primary, allyson: here's a look at how things played out. with 266 precincts reporting, trump got 35% of the vote. but the polls didn't see this coming. john kasich came in second with 16%. ted cruz, 12%. jeb bush had 11%. chris christie, 8%.
ben carson, 2%. and jim kim or received -- and jim gilmore received nothing there. vermont senator bernie sanders declared the winner of the new hampshire democratic primary. he had polled strongly in new hampshire over hillary clinton with nearly 267 precincts reporting. sanders has 89%. clinton, 38%. trump: we don't win with anything. we are going to start winning again and we are going to start winning so much, you are going to be so happy. we are going to make america is so great again. i love you all. thank you, new hampshire. thank you, new hampshire. we are going now to south carolina. we are going to win in south carolina. i love you all. >> we will need to come together in a few months and unite this party and this nation because
oppose must not be allowed to gain the presidency. geoff: with new hampshire now in the rearview, the focus turns fully on of the south carolina. the first-in-the-south primary, is less than two weeks away. allyson: the gop primary happens on saturday, february 20, followed by the democratic primary a week later on february 27. tomorrow, wyff 4 is teaming up with the riley institute at furman university for a commitment 2016 voter focus group with peter hart. this is an exclusive live streaming event that will take place in our wyff 4 studios. it will include upstate voters who will weigh in on the upcoming first in the south presidential primaries. nationally known pollster peter hart works with national news organizations, including nbc news. you can watch this exclusive event on thursday starting at 7:00 p.m. live streaming on wyff4.com and our wyff 4 app. donald trump will campaign in the upstate tomorrow.
arena in pendleton. doors open at 5:00 and the event starts at 7:00. it is free, but you need to reserve a ticket online. senator marco rubio will also return to the palmetto state tomorrow. he's holding a rally in spartanburg. then he is heading to columbia rubio was going to end his day in north charleston. he will instead be heading back to washington for senate business. in his place, south carolina congressman trey gowdy will attend the town hall in north charleston. it's taking place at the north charleston coliseum montague terrace. geoff: ted cruz's campaign will hold a rally in spartanburg. however, senator cruz will not be there. according to his campaign, he has been called back to the senate for a vote, but his wife heidi will be there. the rally is taking place at summit pointe in spartanburg. his next appearance will occur at rock hill. it's called the carolina values summit cruz and dr.ben carson are expected to speak. it's taking place tomorrow between 6:00 and 9:00 at winthrop university.
also return to the upstate this week. he will be in the upstate this week. bush will host a meet and greet at mama penn's restaurant. that's on north main street in anderson. it starts at 11:15 in the morning. also stopping by the upstate jim gilmore. the former governor of virginia will drop by the beacon in spartanburg today. he'll be there at 1:00 p.m. it's part of a two day tour in south carolina. ohio governor john kasich will be in south carolina this week. he will campaign in the charleston area. tomorrow he plans town halls in georgetown, north myrtle beach, and florence. this coming saturday, the latest gop debate will come to greenville. the final showdown before the republican south carolina primary election on february 20. it's taking place at the peace center in downtown greenville. the debate starts at 9:00 that night. allyson: with the debate coming
heads up for you. because of the debate, the city of greenville has closed some as you can see -- the city of greenville has closed some roads. as you can see, in this map they are the red lines. broad street from river to main street. main street from court to murphy street south laurens street from broad to court street and court street from main to river street. they will be closed from 8:00 a.m. saturday to 2:00 a.m. on sunday. geoff: it is particularly cold this morning in boone. dale: it was interesting to hear from people all over the region. this is the difference when you have one of these big storms anchored over the great lakes. this is not one of those. currently 24 in greenville. we do see stronger winds blowing
that will make it feel colder. it is in the 20's and the upstate and in of the teens in the mountains. overnight we have seen flurries along the tennessee border. these are wind chill advisories. it is right along the spine of the north carolina and tennessee border. that also includes jackson and transylvania counties. it is dangerous to be outdoors for any length of time if you are not prepared. 19 in franklin. 44 in greenville. 25 from anderson to greenwood. if you factor in the 15-18 mile-per-hour wind, it will feel like single digits or below zero in boone. it feels like 11 degrees in anderson. here is a quick look ahead, though. we will see temperatures cold again tomorrow morning in the teens and low 20's.
30's to low 40's tomorrow. they continues in that range through saturday. it cools down on sunday and we will see 11 degrees in the mountains and 18 in the upstate. and then sunday night into early monday -- as well as monday night into tuesday -- we have a chance of a rain and snow mix. we are still in winter. a look like we will get better next week. we will talk more about that in of the days ahead. allyson: with sharp to -- how many shark attacks took place in the carolinas? geoff:
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allyson: in anderson county, the united way is asking for your help. geoff: wyff news 4's aly myles joins us live from anderson. aly: good morning, guys. we are here at the golden harvest good bank talking about buy a box. it is being put on by the united way of anderson. this is carol from united way. >> good morning. it is a pleasure to have you here. aly: talk to me about these bags behind you.
they are in containers where you peel back the top. if the child does not have a refrigerator, they are ok anyway s. you have your milk and cereal. there are two pasta cans with that peel off top. we know they are better when they are warmed in a microwave, but they are edible without that. they have two snacks. there is that need applesauce that has a twist thing. also, there is a neuter -- also, there is a nutrigrain bar. aly: when a lot of people think about hunger, they don't think about right here, but there is a huge need in anderson county.
we were surprised when we learned how important it was for children not to be hungry. it is pretty astounding that at least 1000 children, that we know of, need this food over the weekend. and probably more, but right now, 1000 kids. aly: why should people help out? >> one, how could we let children go hungry, is the first question. the second question is, to break the cycle of poverty, they have to be educated. we want them to read by the time they leave third grade. by the time they leave third-grade, they are leaving their time to learn to read. we want every child in anderson county to earn a high school diploma. aly: these boxes are $32 and that will feed eight children for one weekend.
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announcer: now, your live super doppler 4 hd weather forecast. dale: 5:19 ririt now. here is a picture that came to us from abbeville. they had some snow flurries that popped up from eastern georgia all the way through atlanta. we had some pretty pictures coming in yesterday. flurries were reported all across the upstate, and even south
of the i-85. let's check in with our morning cameras. this is the peace center, looking toward greenville. it is 24 degrees with a west breeze at eight miles per hour.
here is a history of the past six hours. flurries occurred in a the north carolina mountains near
the tennessee border, as well as a couple spots in northern greenville county. we will see a few lingering flurries until 8:00 this morning. we have a wind chill advisory until noon tomorrow. the upstate will feel colder with the breezes blowing. greenville is currently 24 degrees. caesar's head, 23 degrees. we have cold temperatures in the upstate and teens in the mountains, feeling much colder with those 15-18 mile per hour winds. we can see 15-18 mile-per-hour winds from clemson through asheville. boone feels like negative one degrees. everyone is dealing with the cold early on.
40 degrees might be the best we see today, a good 15 degrees below the norm. asheville normally sees 50 degrees, but not today. we can see a flurry work -- we can see a flurry or two of snow, but it is about to come to an end. by wednesday of next week, we will have some mild and normal weather. hang in there. 36-40 in the upstate today. we've upper 20's and low 30's in the foothills. and tomorrow, we have highs from 35 through 45 degrees. it will be cold on sunday morning with 11 degrees in the mountains and 18 degrees in the upstate. monday has the possibility of a rain and snow mix, as well as tuesday morning.
normal by the middle of next week. geoff: thank you, dale. a former greenville county deputy will avoid prison time after pleading guilty to misconduct in office. david hayes was accused of taking bribes in exchange for tipping off an illegal gambling operator about upcoming raids by law enforcement. hayes pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor. the judge sentenced him to time-served. in exchange, prosecutors dropped a felony charge of misconduct in office. >> i would call it just making bad decision. he got into financial pressure. he made the wrong decisions. he got into bed with the wrong people. geoff: both hays and former deputy shea smith were fired in july of 2014 after an fbi investigation. smith pleaded guilty in december he was put on probation and banned from law enforcement.
response to the possibility of closing three elementary schools. this only mean 600 students would be sent to other elementary schools. this morning there will be a student led prayer rally to save the school. geoff: the greenville county school district is moving toward a new grading system that will impact all middle school students. the lowest grade a student can receive on a aest, homer, the daily assignment, is a 61%. the superintendent said that giving students zeros does not motivate them, but instead causes them to disengage and quit. students must still make up missed work. >> to give a student three points for something, i don't think we are doing that at all.
geoff: maudlin middle school is the only school but does not use the new system. some middle schools have already been using the system for years. others just started this year. it is february. not the time of year you go swimming. some brave people are going to take a dip in lake hartwell for a good cause. the polar plunge will happen this saturday in anderson county. all moneneraised goes to the pennies for premies organization. it is organized by this woman. she was also a premature baby herself. >> when we first started out, we walked around with jars. we started getting bigger and
mostly in the mountains of north carolina, but even in northern parts of greenville county and oconee county. a few of those queries continue along the tennessee border to about 8:00 this morning. they sure everybody is dressed warmly. clear, cold and breezy. 22 at the bus stop and maybe getting up to 40 for a high today. asheville, hendersonville with temperatures in the teens early and 25 may be the best receipt for the ride home. a windy and cold day. time for dale's school salute. a picture that comes from lakeview elementary in greenwood. it is missed diana pearson's fifth grade class. they celebrated mardi gras with king cake and beads. they are learning a little bit about the celebrations for mardi gras at lakeview elementary. patrick: good stuff. -- geoff: good stuff. we are used to seeing dogs as
so meant utah, not so much dogs. allyson: meet charlie the red kangaroo. dale: a
roo? allyson: the kangaroo. for about a year, charlie has served as a therapy animal at william e. christoffersen veterans home. [laughter] geoff: he has also taken trips to special education classes and hospice care facilities. the red kangaroo is only about a year old, but he'll soon be full grown. allyson: charlie could eventually be more than 5-feet tall and weigh around 125 pounds. what are they going to do with him than ?the utah red cross -- then? dale: that is great. geoff: the diaper shot was the shout of shots. [laughter] our news continues right now. [captioning made possible by wyff-tv] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy.