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we can see a good bit of rain on the roads this morning. we have severe weather moving into the area after causing damage in the gulf states. allyson: let's go to dale now. dale: temperatures are in the upper 40's with a breeze out of the northeast at 12 miles per hour. we will see strong and gusty winds associated with this system. we are getting a little break in the rain action now, but there is more to come to the west of us. you can see right now, we are showing you the various watches and warnings for today. the green areas show flash flood watch is continuing, point advisories out from newberry to columbia and the south. we appointed pfizer is in the upstate as well as we watch this big low track across the south. strong winds could take down some trees today. let's check in with chris and get an update.
we are watching the computer models closely. he latest one just came in showing heavy rain for the morning commute. look at all that rain between now and 7:30. after that, the line getssk -- the line gets skinnier. after that, the line shifts toward the i-77 corridor. we can find more severe brain down there around -- severe rain down there around raleigh and myrtle beach. winds will be about 50 miles per hour in the high country in the mountains. in yellow, you can see the risk for severe weather. that includes eastern cherokee county. this bull's-eye back towards raleigh, that is the concerning area.
a 10% chance of an ef2 or stronger, tornado. here is a look at the i-40. but area is under the gun today for some potential tornadoes. we will continue to keep you posted. geoff: thank you, chris. we are monitoring the weather. you can download our mobile app storm and get the latest weather alerts. allyson: new overnight, another victory for donald trump. the gop nevada caucus was held yesterday, but trump wasn't announced the winner until after midnight. it's the third straight nominating contest trump has won. the next test is super tuesday. senators ted cruz and marco rubio are still battling it out for second. >> we won the evangelicals. we won with young. we won with old. we won with highly educated. we won with poorly educated, i
46% with the hispanics. number one with the hispanics. >> one week from today will be the most important night of this campaign. one week from today is super tuesday. allyson: right now, ted cruz is holding trump off by a narrow margin in texas, but he leads rubio in the polls in florida. we're just days ahead of south carolina's democratic primary. presidential candidates hillary clinton and bernie sanders took stage at a town hall in columbia. hillary clinton: look, i believe every election or caucus has to be taken seriously. you have to work hard for every vote. that's what i'm going to be doing here in south carolina. i'm taking no vote, no place for granted. so, that is not how i think about it. i think that, you know, we have had a three contests. we have about 47 to go. and i'm going to work hard in each and every one of them. >> when i began, we were 3% in the polls.
considered us a fringe campaign, never going to go anyplace. today in the national polls, we have closed the gap to single digits. actually, one poll had us ahead. allyson: clinton continues to campaign in south carolina today with events in west columbia and sumter. sanders heads to missouri and oklahoma. we're six days away from super tuesday. on this day, 12 states will have their say for the presidential nominations. here is the list of the states in which the democratic and republican primaries are held on the same day. they are alabama, arkansas, colorado, georgia, massachusetts, minnesota, oklahoma, tennessee, texas, vermont and virginia. republicans only are alaska, north dakota and wyoming caucuses. democrats only, american samoa caucus. some big news to tell you about. yesterday, president obama announced his plan to close the detention facility in guantanamo bay. they are less than 100 detainees at the facility.
countries others eventually housed in a facility on u.s. soil. president obama: i think a lot of the american public are worried about terrorism and in their mind, the notion of having terrorists held in the united states rather than in some distant place can be scary. part of my message to the american people is, we are already holding a bunch of really dangerous terrorists here in the united states. geoff: a hard sell, the president acknowledges but he points to a number of other terrorists currently secured in federal prisons. the plan doesn't specify exactly where in the united states the remaining detainees would go. but south carolina is on the list of potential sites. if they come here, they would be moved to the naval brig in charleston. it is not far from charleston international airport. it is just off interstate 526. >> if you bring 30 to 60 enemy
terrorists, you are also tracking their friends and supporters. so, you are putting a target on the back of a community. you are also going to have to upgrade a medium security facility, which will cost upwards of $100 million. geoff: governor nikki haley says she will fight the move to bring gitmo detainees to south carolina as well. allyson: dale, we could potentially see serious thunderstorms. dale: this system has been marching across the south. there is always the unknown of what it can do in your area. we're watching that this morning and right now, it is 46 degrees. it is foggy and cloudy in spartanburg as we look out from gibbs field. they will not be nonstop rain. we had showers overnight and with the more coming. here is a look at live super doppler 4 hd. we can see in raven and a
anderson and abbeville county are starting to get some heavier rain again. we are under flash flood watches. the upstate and mountains have already had over four inches of rain for the month. we have wind advisories in north carolina, flash flood watches for everybody, went advisories for the lower piedmont and midland. we are expecting breezy conditions at times today. by 7:30 we will have good thunderstorms rumbling from asheville back into northern greenville county. a good bit of that works its way to the east after the morning drive with scattered showers this afternoon. some snow is developing late tonight in the mountains of north carolina overnight into tomorrow morning, with cold air behind this system. that will cooling stuff for tomorrow. yesterday we remained in the 40's all day with a that wind. tomorrow it will clear up and be
48-53 right now greenville to anderson. 65 in elberton. we are expecting temperatures to be warmer today, reaching the low 60's in the mountains and upstate. it will be windy at times too. then, it will clear up and cool down for tomorrow. we will talk more about that four day plus forecast in a few minutes. geoff: thank you, dale. take a look at the size of this hail. allyson: they -- a spa today you can do everything in just one click, even keep your toilet clean and fresh. introducing lysol click gel. click it in to enjoy clean freshness with every flush. lysol.
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using the money from the sale to strengthen career centers around the county. they expect the sale to finalize in about three months. geoff: last month we showed you a tribute to a young greenville mother. lindsay motley died yesterday. she had been battling colon cancer since the age of 26. her tribute last month included hundreds of candles that were visible from sky 4 in her neighborhood. lindsey told her story publicly and encouraged others to be screened for the disease. she was just 29-years-old. allyson: to oconee county now. the mayor of seneca says that memorial cross on city property is not going anywhere. this cross was built into a stone wall outside seneca's water treatment plant. it's in memory of chuck keeler, who fell as he worked on the plant. the freedom from religion foundation out of wisconsin, says the memorial should be religiously neutral. the mayor released his statement which says, while i appreciate the concern that some may think
endorsement by a public body of a certain religion, it is my opinion that this memorial and remembrance to life lost is anything but a religious endorsement. holly wild park wants to make improvements, but this can't happen without you. following a devastating fire, the park is at a crossroads without a commitment from the community. the park, which is a nonprofit, could be forced to close. the need to raise $500,000 in 2016. the park is never done a full-fledged fundraising campaign. what are they can and will do depends on you. they are holding a forum to meet with members of the community. the form is at 8:30 this morning at the spartanburg area chamber of commerce. the park will also offer an online survey. geoff: severe weather is moving into our area this morning. our photographer is out driving on the i 385.
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announcer: now, your live super doppler 4 hd weather forecast. dale: it is 4:48 right now. look up a fog as we look out from our 385 woodruff road skycam. that tower is just above the clouds, but. it is very foggy on woodruff road we can see heavy rain in anderson county and northeastern georgia. so far, we have been dodging the severe weather bullet, but we are still under flash flood watches for all of the areas in green. we have high wind warnings out in western north carolina for today and tonight. in the midlands we can also see wind advisories. this is a big and powerful system and we still feet on a to watches for florida in two parts of georgia.
as this system moves into the east, it will bring us heavy downpours and strong gusty winds. 40 in greenville and 46 in greenville. -- and 46 in asheville. abbeville, 61. warmer temperatures are expected across the area. we will the in the low 60's today. -- we will be in the low 60's today. winds will be strong and gusty at times this afternoon. and then, cold temperatures come back tonight. the mountains of north carolina will get a little snow late tonight into tomorrow morning with those cold temperatures behind the system. so, showers and thunderstorms this morning. temperatures reaching low 60's this afternoon. it will be very briefly at times. the mountains will see rain and fog with temperatures reaching
tomorrow, we will see temperatures much cooler. it will be just 42 in the mountains and 51 in the upstate. we are calming downwind wise over the weekend -- we are calming down wind-wise over the weekend. allyson: thank you, dale. speaking of all that rain, wyff news 4's aly myles is in north carolina right now. geoff: can you here me? where are you know? aly: good morning, guys. we are just about into asheville at this point. you can see the roads in front of me are soaking wet. we do not see a lot of rain right now, but we are expecting more. we will continue to give you updates on the roads. as of right now, it is not looking too bad. i would take a pretty easy out there just because they are so wet.
the storm system coming our way we've the lot of damage behind you see here, an apartment complex in pensacola, florida three buildings were severely damaged. there were reports of injuries, people trapped, and a reported gas lake. everyone was evacuated. however, search and rescue operations are continuing into this morning. geoff: cleanup and recovery efforts are expected to begin in parts of southern louisiana. that were hit hard by strong thunderstorms and suspected tornados last night. at least two people died when a suspected tornado hit a mobile home park in st. james parish. more than two dozen others were injured. it's believed that more than 7 tornados swept through the area tuesday. texas. hail. night. it hit buildings and vehicles hard. a mark. protesters gathered in over a dozen cities across the country tuesday to protest the fbi's
through iphone security. while the fbi says they want a one-time hack, many are worried that it could create a precedent that could compromise iphone security. apple has said they're willing to help law enforcement, but not if it means breaking its promise. allyson: president obama is expected to nominate a replacement for the late justice antonin scalia. but republicans on the senate judiciary committee say there will be no hearing on a nominee from the president. majority leader mitch mcconnell says the nominee should come from his successor. you may recall, scalia died 10 days ago. he was 76. we recently learned that scalia suffered from many health problems, including obesity, artery disease, and diabetes. geoff: tonight, spacex is expected to attempt its next falcon 9 launch. the spacex rocket is attempting to put another telecommunications satellite into orbit. once the satellite is in orbit, the rocket will attempt a landing on a drone-ship.
profile, spacex engineers say a successful landing is not expected. the launch is scheduled for 6:46 p.m. our time and will take off from the cape canaveral air force station in florida. allyson: a hockey fan tries to take part in a tradition. how that plays out. change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability. bernie sanders. he was there when dr. king marched on washington. unafraid to challenge the status quo to end racial profiling, take on police misconduct, and take down a system that profits from mass imprisonment. there is no president who will fight harder
announcer: now, your live super doppler 4 hd weather forecast. dale: it is 4:56 as we look at our laurens skycam this morning. we have seen on again, off again showers this morning. as we expand our view, you can see it is coming down pretty good in parts of raven, haversh am, stevens, anderson, laurens, and south of saluda. it has not been as storm a yet as originally thought. showers and windy conditions are expected for the ride home. it will warm up to 63 for the afternoon. we will see temperatures in the 40's widespread over a good bit of the area. piedmont is in the 50's this morning. we have windy conditions
a rain jacket is a good idea for today. we will continue to watch this system, that we are under flash flood watches and wind advisories all day today. we could see very strong gusts in the mountains of north carolina. be careful there. geoff: thank you, dale. in this morning's buzz. a fan follows through on a team tradition, this one a little out of the ordinary. allyson: he tries, multiple times, to toss a fish onto the ice during a college game in new hampshire. geoff: the bottom line here. it is a university of new hampshire tradition to throw a big fish onto the rink after the home team's first goal. allyson: one problem. the scaly creature tipped the scales too far and the fan couldn't scale the barrier. third time is the charm, though. he finally was able to get the fish over.
allyson: they are slippery. right, dale? dale: he is slinging slime on everybody. he is a real favorite with the crowd right now. [laughter] geoff: the latest here, a big win for donald trump in the nevada caucus. who finished second? announcer: live, local, breaking news. this is wyff news 4 today in high definition. geoff: happening now, donald trump riding a victory in the nevada caucus. trump was widely favored coming in, but who finished second? allyson: also, severe weather muhsin as a powerful system moves into the region. geoff: president obama unveils a plan to close a detention facility at guantanamo bank.
this is our anderson skycam. you can see wet roads there. dale is joining us. dale: we are still under that flash flood watch. that continues today. already saturated rain will run off quickly. 48 degrees and a breeze out of the east at 12 miles per hour. you can see the foggy conditions in spartanburg. here comes some more rain affecting northeastern georgia into anderson county and southern greenville county. the midlands can also see heavy downpours as well. we continue to be under many advisories. these green areas are flash flood watches. these are high wind watches for the mountains rum haywood county all the way west to charity.
let's get to meteorologist chris justus to get an update on what kind of severe weather possibilities could occur today. chris: one thing is for sure. all of us will be impacted for the morning commute. here is a look at the rainfall coming into the area. by 8:00 a.m., a line develops. this could have heavy rainfall with it, and maybe some thunder and lightning. estimates are's get warmer in the afternoon hours, charlotte to columbia, that is where that line wll be. this area will be under the gun later this afternoon and evening for various severe weather. here at home we will see periods of severe showers, but the gusty winds will be a big problem in the mountains as this low continues to move is found. here is a look -- as this low continues to move eastbound. here is a look at this low.
charlotte to columbia. the raleigh and durham area will see the heaviest impact today. when you look at just the tornado impact, that hatched area means there is a 10% chance of an ef2 or stronger tornado. you can see some wet conditions there. that area will be watched closely for severe weather. geoff: thank you, chris. we continue to monitor the weather, of course. and so can you. if you have not done so, download our wyff 4 mobile app allyson: new overnight, another victory for donald trump. the gop nevada caucus was held yesterday, but trump wasn't announced the winner until after midnight. it's the third straight nominating contest trump has won. the next test is super tuesday. senators ted cruz and marco rubio are still battling it out for second.