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e rest-part 2 of survivor will also ai-on wbtv at 1:37 thursday mornin-followed by the bi (phone ringing) you can't deal with something, by ignoring it. but that's how some presidential candidates seem to be dealing with social security. americans work hard, and pay into it. so our next president needs a real plan to keep it strong. (elephant noise) (donkey noise)
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thank you for starting your day with wbtv news this morning. >> christine: 5:42, live look from boone for you.
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trending. >> john: michelle obama getting help from steph curry and his wife to promote healthy eating. [ music ] that sounds like the minions. they created a dubsmash video. the first lady posted it on instagram, video has nearly 100,000 likes. >> christine: ha ha. that is funny. >> al: see what happens when visitors come over. >> john: oh my gosh. >> al: weather-wise, this morning, very little happening, the air is so dry in place right now the atmosphere is having a difficult time producing anything out there, shows up on radar but very little that is reaching the ground south of i-40. north of there a different
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let's take you in, we have shown you in the mountains from ashton pellom there is snow falling, several reports online, folks letting me know snowing here and there mostly in the mountains, again this is even a little on the spotty side, temperatures in the teens right now, anything that falls here will be snow. in the 20s from statesville hickory newton conover, morganton, lenoir, taylorsville, anything here is likely to be snow but again very spotty. south of there, yes, below freezing, but there isn't enough moisture so very little if anything is happening right now. again you look back to the west, until this fill in, notice where the moisture is, it is pretty much on a conveyor belt from tennessee right up across the mountains and in virginia. until this batch here fills in, we get precipitation to break out, there may not be very much that falls in and around the charlotte metro area. having said that it only takes a little bit of ice. i would proceed with caution. win at the storm warning for the
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accumulating snow. much less so of an opportunity winter weather advisory for the metro area, south of there, a small window of opportunity for freezing rain going through the day, lancaster, chesterfield, chester counties. our precipitation totals, we always thought what snow would fall there was only a couple inches in the mountain yesterday, would be more, no more than an inch in the foothills, if we get anything at all, less than half inch of ice-snow accumulation in the charlotte area. dry in stallings at scott clark's toyota in union county in, charlotte, dry as well, overcast right now, temperature holding at 29 degrees. there's the key the dew point is 5. that air is super dry and very difficult to get anything to fall in that type air. so, a 40% chance this morning, it goes to 60% chance by late this afternoon. but again i still think the heaviest of the rain comes in tonight and as it does, our temperatures will already be well above freezing. spotty stuff at noon, a little
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sleet and freezing rain, primarily, and then going in the evening you notice how the rain line is coming up to i-85 by 8:00 and rape tonight, look at -- rain tonight, sunshine tomorrow afternoon before a disturbance on the backside of this brings cloud cover and rain tomorrow night, temperatures by then way, way, way above freezing. after our window of opportunity during the day today, anything that happens will be rain as temperatures go up tonight. how about this, by the weekend, upper 60s expected for saturday and sunday. sun-up at 7:11, sets at 6:06. don't think we will see much sunshine but on the presidents day we probably don't see too much precipitation until the mid-day hours around the charlotte area. a 20% chance this morning, 70% chance this afternoon. just the opposite tomorrow, we start with clouds and rain, end with sunshine, and look at the number, they go up nice toward the weekend. could be a little touch of spring in the air.
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with chris, first alert traffic. >> chris: traffic this morning sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. we're still watching this injury accident on the 485 outer loop, take a look there it looks like beyond the emergency vehicles we have some type of accident scene and possibly an overturned vehicle right there toward the median, so if you're heading on the outer loop toward oakdale road making your way up toward brookshire, that is where you will find that accident scene. we'll keep an eye on this but right now travel volume is light, not seeing any significant delays. most of the highways running in the green, we'll keep an eye on that as we head closer to the rush hour. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. >> john: a battle all parents face in the cereal aisle at the grocery store. >> christine: should you buy something healthy or tasty? all new at 6:30, consumer reporter kristen miranda on your side with what you need to know
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purchase. >> christine: welcome back to wbtv news this morning. >> john: go over to brody o'connell with details on a huge drug bust in australia. he's live in the alert center with new details. >> brody: i had to read this headline more than once to make sure i was reading it correctly. a billion dollar drug bust here. a major methamphetamine bust took place here, apparently they are saying it was hidden in bras and art supplies and intercepted by federal officials. the value of this in u.s. dollars would be about $700 million. incredible. authorities arrested and charged four people connected to this drug haul. wild there. we have a lot more news coming up in the alert center in the 6:00 hour. john and christine, back to you. >> john: new this morning the chief executive of
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receiving quite the salary bump for 2015. according to our news partners at the charlotte observer, broyian moynahan awarded $16 million for his performance in 2015. received 13 million the year before. >> christine: beloved gospel singer from gastonia has died. [ music ] >> 43-year-old erica mccullough died after extended illness. she was the lead singer for donald lawrence and tri-city singers. the grammy nominated choir was made of singers from charlotte, gastonia and spartanburg. a memorial will be held thursday in gastonia. big loss in the gospel music industry. february is black history month and a historically black college in virginia made history over the weekend. hampton university men last cross team the first historic my black college and university to
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the pirates hosted inaugural game against roberts wesleyan college saturday. they lost but is now focusing on the next varsity game later this month. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. here is meteorologist al conklin. >> al: all right, thanks a lot, christine. a loop over the last several hours you can see we had spotty precipitation here in the metro area. but by and large, the heaviest, steadiest and most consistent north of i-40 where the snow is now. very little falling from the sky in and around the metro area, roads are essentially dry this morning as we approach the 6:00 hour, they may stay this way a while, won't take much to get a little precipitation to ice over but again you can clearly see where the main line wants to be. it is up to the north of us. you have cold snow up here, relative to this it is dry across the metro and points westward and so until this fill in, we may not have many problems. that doesn't happen until later this morning.
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futurecast, where is the snow? up to the north. spotty stuff at 8:00. by noon starts to expand a little bit, but much more comes in later in the day. this is 4:00, this could be an issue for the commute coming home. notice the rain line, that works northward as well, all of us will get in the rain tonight, perhaps in the mountains, but again, before that happens we could have several inches of snow accumulating in the high country, just concerned about ice for the mid-day hours and in the early afternoon in charlotte with temperatures below freezing until right at 4:00, and then temperatures will rise tonight. rain could be heavy at times. i'll show you extended futurecast and what the weekend forecast looks like, talk about spring weather, we've got it. all the details in a few minutes. check in with chris, first alert traffic. >> chris: al, thank you, traffic sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. in the clearing stages with an accident out on 485 outer loop near oakdale road, take a look this is outer loop heading up toward brookshire. so going down to the south
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there you can see tow truck now on the scene this, was an overturned van, not getting any reports of serious injuries and again they are working to clear that scene but we still have the inner lanes heading southbound on 485 blocked off this morning. looking at the overall charlotte commute right now pretty good. most of the majors in the green. down to the south this is i-77 southbound at anderson road, highway 21, accident scene on anderson road, you'll find slow interstate. that is a check of the morning commute, john and christine, over to you. >> christine: we have reporters throughout the viewing area, you're looking live right now at boone where our ashton pellom has seen a good amount of snow on the ground overnight. >> john: here is a live look from the charlotte d.o.t. yard where crews are hard at work, working to keep you safe. kristen hampton is there and she will join us live with more on their preparations. you're watching wbtv news this morning, where you're never more than seven minutes away from
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it is five minutes before 6:00. this broadcast sponsored by subaru south boulevard and subaru concord. wbtv on your side. wbtv news starts right now. >> john: winter weather threatening the charlotte region, a live look at our power doppler radar, you can see the storm system already bringing snow to the high country. >> christine: this morning the roads have already been pre-treated with brine and transportation crews are monitor what could become icy conditions to try to keep you safe. >> john: the storm prompted most school districts to delay or close school today including charlotte-mecklenburg schools. they are closed today. you can find the full list scrolling on the bottom of the screen or online at wbtv.com/closings.
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wbtv news this morning on this monday, february 15th, 6:00 a.m., i'm john carter. >> christine: good morning, i'm christine sperow. on your side with the most complete live team coverage ahead of this storm. we have reporters live in the mountains and down here in the immediate charlotte area. >> john: brody o'connell is live in the alert center, chris larson in the first alert traffic center tracking any trouble spots on the roads. so let's get started with charlotte's most experienced morning meteorologist, here's al conklin in first alert weather. >> al: a live look at five sweeps of power doppler radar, atmosphere trying to overcome dry air in place and so the radar is picking up snow but it is in the mountains and little is happening elsewhere. so again you can see where we had snow, ashton pellom has been reporting this all morning in the high country, toward i-40 there is snow, apparently between 64 and u.s. 70, but again spotty and fairly light. south of there we had very
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sort of the good news but be warned it won't take much for a little bit of glaze to form through the day. i'm more concerned about potential for freezing rain in the charlotte area later than i am early this morning. there is dry air in place right now across the region and extends back in north georgia and upstate of south carolina, you can see where the precipitation wants to go. it doesn't want to go to charlotte right now, the temperatures will gradually come up but it will take some time. dry, overcast, 28 degrees in charlotte, in the north much colder, 15 in boone and 22 right now around morganton, 28 in monroe. for today our temperatures only slowly get back near freezing. chances are very low for the morning hours, much higher deeper in the day and certainly tonight. i'll break it down with futurecast, you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. here is chris, first alert traffic. >> chris: first alert traffic is sponsored this morning by toyota of north charlotte. out on the 485 outer loop you

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