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airport. it will continue throughout the day. fairly light rain today. heavier rain tonight and into tomorrow. that is when we have the threat of possible severe weather. today through tomorrow, we will be under a flash flood watch because of the heavy downpours we have already had. things are saturated and more rain in the forecast could lead to creeks and streams coming out of the banks. here, you can see the rain is widespread. we will show you counties under the flash flood watch. a watch means just that. we are watching for the potential of flash flooding that could occur with heavy downpours. especially as thunderstorms rumbled through tonight into tomorrow. today, umbrella, rain jacket needed. cool breezes will keep the temperatures locked in at best into the low 50's for highs today. it is in the 40's this morning. 48 in greenville will climb to low 50's. 44 in asheville will climb to
the cool, northeasterly breeze at 10-15 plus will make it feel cooler. warm rain jacket is not a bad idea for today. we will talk more about the potential of severe weather tomorrow in a few minutes. allyson: a live look now at our woodruff road skycam. and a reminder to be careful on the roads this morning. use caution if you come across ponding or even flooding on the road ways over the next day or so. give yourself plenty of time this morning to make your commute. geoff: now to a deadly crash in spartanburg. a moped collided with a tow truck. the coroner says the wreck happened yesterday afternoon at the intersection of north pine street and east daniel morgan avenue. keith harrelson was killed in the wreck. he was riding a moped. police say a tow truck stopped in front of him to make a turn when he collided with the tow truck. ally: to pickens county now. autopsy results released on a woman's body found by fishermen. it happened sunday morning near saluda lake off buckskin road in pickens county. officials now say after an
was shot in the head and killed. the coroner has ruled it a homicide. deputies are trying to figure out who she was with saturday night. investigators have not made any arrests as of now. they ask you call crimestoppers with any information. geoff: police now say the reported shooting at columbiana centre mall may not have involved any gunshots at all. police say that they haven't found any shell casings and witnesses who originally reported seeing two men fire aren't as confident about their stories. authorities say they found a book bag in the woods with airsoft guns, which look like real guns. police also are seeking more surveillance video from stores. hundreds of people either ran away or hid in stores after people said they saw men shooting. allyson: in anderson county, 350 new jobs. g.f. linamar plans to build a brand new manufacturing facility there. north carolina governor pat mccrory was on site for the
linamar manufactures car parts. turning now to news in greenville now. where a controversial quiktrip could soon become a reality. geoff: wyff news 4's aly myles joins us live on this rainy morning from the proposed site in the west end with more. aly: definitely a rainy mornrng out here right now. we have gotten a little reprieve, but it is a cold and wet. obviously, it is wet. it is raining. wet, cold, windy. we are here -- if you look over there, you can see the quiktrip getting built. if you are having trouble placing where i am, the kroc center across the street. this is where the quiktrip will be bill. this is a controversial quiktrip. that is will -- that his words when to be. the council approved zoning changes. the changes came with some opposition.
this q.t. in my opinion will accelerate the demist of our unique character and opens us up to the highest bidder. >> i think this plan has been approved by the vast majority of people who live in the area, who work in the area and who own property in the area. aly: quik trip says it held over 25 neighborhood meetings while designing its plans. officials say once the city approves those plans construction is expected to take about six months. aly myles, wyff news 4, live in downtown greenville. geoff: an update now to the coal ash dispute in pickens county. an upstate judge has ruled against the north carolina company. mrr is suing pickens county for $25 million, saying the county can not prevent it from using the landfill for coal ash. in the meantime the company filed a motion to stop pickens from delaying its plans. a judge denied the motion yesterday and ruled mrr could not dump any coal ash while the case goes forward. county officials say the landfill is for construction debris only.
permission from d-hec to dump coal ash. allyson: two development projects are one step closer to coming to downtown spartanburg. last night spartanburg city council approved the first reading of a plan that would sell two pieces of city-owned land to developers for a dollar each. the plan has to undergo one more reading. one developer is proposing retail space and 30 apartments at the corner of daniel morgan and west main. another developer is proposing 50,000 square feet of office space in the area behind the george dean johnson school of business. existing business owners say they're excited about the progress. >> people come in here all the time and no go, we haven't been downtown in years. so everything that's going to happen, it's going to generate more interest in coming downtown which should help everybody overall. allyson: the corner of daniel morgan and west main is currently a parking lot. the city plans to make up for the loss in spaces by offering 65 spaces at the corner of spring and broad streets. geoff: happening today. seneca officials are expected to
memorial cross on city property. this cross was built into a stone wall along a patio outside seneca's water treatment plant. it'to memorialize chuck keeler, a worker who fell while helping to build the plant. the freedom from religion foundation says the memorial should be religiously neutral. keeler's daughter says the fight against it opens up wounds that -- collects -- >> it's just disrespectful to my father and disrpectful to my family. we'veveuffered enough. and i think that it needs to end . we don't need to suffer anymore. >> the display of a cross on government property is unconstitutional because it shows preference for one religion over all other religions. geoff: city officials are expected to go straight into executive session on this matter during a work session tonight. geoff: commitment 2016 news now, donald trump won saturdays south
but some would say governor nikki haley and marco rubio, scored wins of their own. the governor's late endorsement of rubio may have been exactly what the senator needed to pull out a second place showing. the final numbers show rubio beat senator ted cruz by only 1091 votes. that was her mark will. donald trump carried almost the entire state except two counties, rubio won charleston and richland counties. allyson: on the other side. the south carolina democratic primary just 4 days away. senator bernie sanders made a stop yesterday in sumter. he spoke before a group of supporters at a cafe. he asked them to help continue his quote political revolution. geoff: in more commitment 2016 news, sybrina fulton the mother of trayvon martin is speaking today. at an event for hillary clinton's campaign. martin is the teenager whose 2012 shooting death by george zimmerman drew national attention to race relations. the breaking barriers forum will happen today in greenville at
9:30 am. another forum will happen at central baptist church in columbia at 6:15 pm. allyson: 4:38 now. it really came down all night long throughout the night. dale: we will get a break today in's -- as far as intensity. another rain -- round of rain tomorrow is a front over texas right now. that big load works its way into the southeast. we are not out of the woods yet even though it may be light rain where you are now. keep the umbrella or rain jacket handy. breeze makes it feel cooler. we are seeing 10-50 mile-per-hour breeze. because we are already saturated, we will be under a flash flood watch through tomorrow afternoon. all of the counties in the upstate, western north carolina, northeastern georgia are looking at the potential of getting another 2-4 inches of rain from the system coming in tonight and tomorrow.
it could lead to localize flooding, severe thunderstorm's, and an isolated tornado can be ruled out in the southeast as the next system marches across the country. here is the future plus. let's put into motion. good downpours this morning. that tells off by about 11:30 at noon. isolated to scattered showers this afternoon. coming in this evening, more heavy downpours. we will see tomorrow morning, especially, morning drive, heavy downpours. here is age: 15 tomorrow. a line of thunderstorms through the morning hours. tomorrow afternoon, it tapers off. cold air behind that will produce a wintry mix thursday morning in the mountains. today, temperatures don't climb a lot. upper 40's reachlocal 50's. the mountains reach upper 40's for the afternoon. cool, breezy day, rain this morning, a break this afternoon, more rain tonight. a quickly bad with the four-day
stormy day on wednesday. windy and cooler thursday. friday's highs, 40 in the mountains and 50's in the upstate. cooler than normal for a few days after this rain starting thursday. geoff: elderly eviction a 97-year-old woman threatened , with losing her home. allyson: and an update on the mass shooting in kalamazoo, michigan.
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allyson: 4:43 now, an update on the shooting in kalamazoo, michigan. prosecutors say an uber driver has confessed to going on a killing spree. six people were killed. and jason dalton, went before a judge monday. this all started saturday
night in kalamazoo. on this map you see the 3 places where the shootings happened. a townhouse. the parking lot of a car dealer. and a cracker barrell. parking lot. we see where authorities made the arrest as well. jason dalton appeared in court yesterday by video monitor. he's charged with 6 counts of murder. the judge denied him bond yesterday. he'll stay in jail. authorities believe it's random violence. police say a total of 8 people were shot. 4 people in the parking lot of a cracker barrel. two people remain hospitalized, among them a 14-year-old girl, abigail. doctors say they're encouraged
>> abigail is strong, and she is a vibrant beautiful young lady and she did not deserve this and either did her grandmother or those other victims. allyson: so far, no motive has been determined and officials have not found a conneneion between dalton and the victims. if convicted, dalton could be sentenend to life in prison. geoff: lawmakers in charlotte, north carolina are expanding rights for gay, lesbian and transgender people. they voted to add to the city's non-discrimination ordinance last night. the new measures will prevent public businesses from discriminating based on sexual orientation gender identity and , marital status. a hot topic in the proposals debate. transgender people now have the right to choose which public bathroom to use based on their gender identity. >> i care. i want my children protected. >> i'm afraid of an opposition who is also afraid of me. they are afraid that i, or people like me, are going to victimize children.
dale:the back and forth between a dale: it is 4:49 right now as we look out from our woodruff road skycam. roads are wet. we have had good rain yesterday to light rain expected as the area. we are going to be under a flash flood watch between now and tomorrow afternoon. we have seen light to moderate rain already this morning. here are all of the counties. basically, our whole viewing area from northeastern georgia, western north carolina, the entire upstate under a flash flood watch. we have an inch and a third yesterday at gsp. that was until midnight. good rain overnight. the heaviest of the rain is
minutes. the low parked right now over texas as it moves across the southeast. it will pick up heavier downpours coming in tonight, especially tomorrow morning to write we will see that front come through. there is the potential of severe weather tomorrow. we will tag team at tomorrow. chris justus will join me and we will show you potential of severe weather in the region tomorrow. 44 in asheville, 49 in toccoa, 56 in elberton. the upstate is probably only going to get to low 50's for highs today. yesterday, it was 10 degrees above the norm as a climbed into upper 60's in the upstate, low 60's in the mountains. today, it will be cooler than normal. average is 58 this time of the year. we are looking at low 50's were the upstate. the record is 76 set back a few years ago. 2012. average at the asheville airport, 53. we will get into the upper 40's today.
we can have warm days. it is the contrast between cool and warm where you start to see strong thunderstorms develop. here is the low over texas. as that crosses the mississippi and comes closer to us, it will kick up thunderstorms, draw a lot of moisture from the gulf. we will get heavier rain starting late tonight overnight into tomorrow. heavy downpours and the threat of severe weather. temperatures are chilly for the northern tier of the country. mild down south. here is the future plus forecast. most of the rain will be before noon today. they will trail off to light hours. then, it starts to pick up again later on this evening. we see heavier downpours starting to come in later tonight overnight. watch tomorrow morning. early morning, 8:00, 8:30, we will see heavy downpours in pickens county down to northeastern georgia. some of those storms with that
you can ice -- rule out an isolated tornado with a friend like that. we will watch that closely, too. the biggest concern is the potential for flash flooding was saturated ground and heavy rain. 2-4 inches of rain possible tonight through tomorrow with that system coming through. low 50's were the upstate today. the mountains will climb into the upper 40's pushing your 50 for a high. as we look at tomorrow, warmer, highs of 54-60, stormy. thursday, cooler, windy, cooler temperatures through the weekend. allyson: the back and forth between apple and the justice department continues. the fbi is demanding apple help break into the san bernardino shooter's phone. but apple's ceo tim cook is refusing. apple has until friday to respond to the court order. cook emailed his staff yesterday thanking them for their support. he went on to say, "it does not feel right to be on the opposite side of the government in a case centering on the freedoms and
meant to protect." meanwhile, the director of the fbi spoke out for the first time yesterday. james comey defended the justice department's decision. hero, "the san bernardino litigation isn't about trying to set a precedent or send any kind of message. it is about the victims and justice." geoff: the 16-year-old passenger on board the helicopter that crashed in pearl harbor has died. the teen and 3 family members visiting from canada were aboard a tour helicopter. it crashed thursday. witnesses rushed into the water to help pull the victims to shore. federal agencies are investigating the crash. allyson: bill cosby his wife gave her deposition against her husband. you may remember bill cosby is being sued. he stands accused of defaming seven women in the dashing in connection to sexual assault allegations. they have all accused him of
the comedian has denied any wrongdoing. georgia lawmakers have approved a bill inspired by jimmy carter's cancer treatment. the bill prevents insurance companies from limiting coverage of drugs for stage 4 cancer patients. carter announced in august that he had been diagnosed with skin cancer that had spread to his brain. carter said in december that a scan detected no sign of cancer cells. republican rep. mike cheokas from americus is the bill's sponsor. cheokas said no one facing cancer that has spread should have medical treatment options limited by insurance providers. the bill now goes to the state senate for review. a north charleston pastor is challenging u.s. sen. tim scott in his bid for re-election. pastor thomas a. dixon announced his decision at a news conference monday. in a news release, dixon says he , "tireless advocate and will reach out to people who feel they are under represented by current elected officials. go dixon is a democrat and a
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dale: 4:57 this morning, rain and wind at 20 miles per hour. you need an umbrella to rain jackets a good idea. light rain and 47 this morning. it will not climb much. it may get into the upper 40's to low 50's at best for the afternoon. rain and fog across the region this morning, breezy, light rain for the ride home. heavier rain coming in late tonight into tomorrow and fog and rain in the mountains, 44 will get to 49 today. rain jackets are a good idea for the kids. everybody heading outdoors for the morning. we will get a little break from the action today. heavier rain comes in tonight and tomorrow morning, thunderstorms will be rumbling through for the morning drive area. six -- from 6:00 and 11:00 tomorrow, it will be stormy. geoff: in ottawa, canada, a bunch of snow. allyson: their driveway was filled-in with more than a foot of snow since last tuesday.
a nice title with a couple of chairs inside. they didn't stop there. they added a six foot tunnel leading to their front door. look at that. i guess that is the only way to get in and out of your house. geoff: you are shoveling so much of that from your roof. one of my brothers lives right outside of ottawa. there are getting pounded. allyson: may need to take kerley sidewalk. once you get to the bottom, you go flying. -- take care of the sidewalk. dale: we have no idea. geoff: they are shoveling and shoveling some more. our news continues right now. >> live, local, breaking news. this is wyff news 4 today in high definition. geoff: happening this morning, live super doppler four hd shows rain across the area. we'll get to weather coverage straight ahead. allyson: a controversial quick trip could soon come to greenville. why people are against the proposed site.
body found by an upstate fisherman. the coroner now confirming how she died. allyson: let's take a live look outside from our woodruff road skycam our laurens skycam. , and our sc-dot cam. our super doppler 4 hd radar shows the conditions this morning. all of that green is rain. it is not is rain we are. more severe things tomorrow, possibly, right dale? dale: this map shows the country broader. you can see the rain we are getting across the south. over an inch of rain from the system. like to moderate rain today. as this system works its way out of texas into the southeast by tomorrow, tomorrow night early on wednesday morning, that is when we will get heavy downpours of rain and strong, gusty winds. some of those thunderstorms could do some damage. we will be watching the closely. here is our area again. you can seal all the counties highlighted in green.
a flash flood watch means just that. creeks and streams can rise quick the when the ground is saturated and you can get another inch, 2, 3 inches of rain with those thunderstorms tonight and tomorrow morning. we will be under that watch, flash flood watch through tomorrow afternoon. a quick look at temperatures across the region. they are mild for this time of the year with the rain in the 40's this morning. we will see temperatures just reach low 50's for the upstate today. the mountains of north carolina will go from 40's this morning into upper 40's for the afternoon. we will talk more about the weather. the computer is acting sluggish this morning. we will talk more about what you can expect tomorrow in a few minutes. allyson: a live look now at our laurens and a reminder to be careful on the roads this morning. you may come across ponding or even flooding on the road ways over the next day or so. we caution you to not drive through flooded roadways. give yourself plenty of time this morning to make your commute. geoff: now to a deadly crash in spartanburg. a moped collided with a tow truck.