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and i have new images from the scene in the alert center. >> christine: thank you. >> john: get started now with charlotte's most experienced morning meteorologist, al conklin. >> al: john, we have warm conditions as compared to yesterday morning when we had widespread 30s. this morning, a lot of us are in the 40s to low 50s. high pressure is in command of the weather right now, partly cloudy skies, not totally clear, little bit of a breeze but we have a little patchy clouds but a nice day. starting off at 50 in charlotte, gastonia. 48 rockingham, 49 monroe, salisbury, couple pockets of 30s. 38 albermarle, 36 in morganton, 34 in boone. for today, look for decent amount of sunshine but there will be times where there will be cloud cover, totally warm this afternoon, 75. frontal systems in the middle part of the country will move eastward, and that will bring us an opportunity for rain. i will let you know when i think that will be in our seven day
minutes. remember, you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. here is chris, first alert traffic. >> chris: al, thank you, first alert traffic sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. if you have that early tuesday morning commute live look i-77, clanton road, no problems here, volume across the area fairly light. if you are heading out the next 5, 10 minutes rock hill, uptown, 20 minutes, concord to center city, 19 minutes, lake norman southbound at 15 minutes, with an average speed of 68-miles-per-hour. still, a whole lot of green out there, so any of our major interstates looking a-okay, providence road, wt harris, over in north tryon, university city, no problems there. that is a first check of your tuesday morning commute. christine, back over to you. >> christine: voters in north carolina heading to the polls one week from today to vote in the presidential primary. and one candidate will be in the area today.
hold a rally tonight in kannapolis, starts at 5:00 at central baptist church, event is free but you have to register online. cruz isn't the only candidate making a push in north carolina. mark davenport live in charlotte with more on this, so mark, two other candidates holding campaign events yesterday. >> reporter: christine, that's right. cruz in town today, yesterday it was trump and clinton. not hillary clinton, but her husband, former president bill clinton. start off with donald trump since he had the earliest event, in concord. take you to that video right now show you what we saw yesterday with our cameras out there. this is high noon in concord, just after lunchtime, trump spoke to hundreds of north carolinans yesterday, his supporters went wild when he talked about protecting the second amendment, taking care of veterans and building a wall on the southern border. finish off with a promise of more jobs in north carolina.
trade deals. we're going to bring our jobs back to the country, we're going to bring our jobs back to north carolina, where they have been stripped. >> reporter: now, later in the afternoon some of the video you're seeing, bill clinton stumped for his wife, hillary. urged the crowd at johnson c. smith university at 4:15 in the afternoon to vote early. saying that hillary clinton would make a great first female president. would also be immediately respected on the world stage. >> the real reason you ought to be for is she is a single best change maker i ever saw and anybody can talk about it, we need someone who can do it. >> reporter: all these politicians coming in our state here in charlotte as well, because early voting they want to wrangle the early votes here in our state since it makes up quite a lot of the voting period throughout our entire period here. if you need to vote early, you can it rolls on this week. you have up until march 15th when the primary takes place so if you can come out to early
skip the long lines. reporting live, mark davenport, wbtv on your side. >> john: looking ahead officials in the town of davidson will vote on a resolution to push charlotte-mecklenburg schools to support neighborhood schools. this comes after council members in huntersville pass ped a similar resolution last night. wbtv's ashton pellom joins us now live at the charlotte-mecklenburg government center, so ashton, why do town leaders feel the need to pass the resolutions? >> reporter: good morning, john. we spoke with town officials they say they feel disappointed the school board didn't make home schools a priority when they approved that student assignment plan. officials are afraid the student assignment plan will lead to forced busing although the school board officials say that was not discussed. cms chairperson mary mccray says neighborhood schools are addressing the principal principles.
is predictability and stability. and where their children are going to be going to school. and choice. and i think when you take that guarantee away, you open up a lot of uncertainty for parents. >> i wish we could take this resolution a step forward and saying we want neighborhood schools that are exclusive on to itself in north mecklenburg. >> reporter: now, there is support for home schools in cornelius as well. last night the town manager recommended a similar resolution. reporting live here at the government center in uptown charlotte, ashton pellom, wbtv on your side. >> christine: thank you, ashton. charlotte-mecklenburg police are looking for the person who violently attacked a pregnant woman who was waiting to get on a cats bus. this happened saturday night off ashley road in west charlotte.
theolivia onukogu fought back.>> started punned whiching him inpunching him in thehead. >> hour boy is her baby is due in six man. the manis his 30s. 5'11", brown skin and beard. if you know anything, contact police. >> john: a mother in charlotte is asking for your help to find her missing daughter. this is 14-year-old michaela hutchinson, last seen february 29th on dr. carver road in charlotte. if you see her, call 911. >> christine: we are working to learn what caused a fire in this building on north tryon street, more than 60 firefighters had to be called to the large brick warehouse last night. the road was blocked for hours as crews extended hose is a cross the street. firefighters used giant fans to blow out some of the smoke. no one was hurt. we're just getting started here at 5:00 a.m. a first of its kind attack on
accused of doing and how apple is responding. >> john: kristen miranda live in the alert center. >> kristen: hearing from people involved in the train derailment in california last night into this morning. people in the train cars that derailed, one of them in the water, i'll have the latest from the alert center. >> john: about to go to commercial break, a quick check of the first alert weather temperatures, 50 degrees here in charlotte. but how about this, 33 in boone. 48 shelby, 46 lancaster, 50 wadesboro. here is a live look at i-77 at clanton road. things are moving very smoothly as traffic picks up this morning. we'll keep you posted because you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and
closed captioning on wbtvnews is sponsored by subarusouth boulevard and subaruconcord. >> john: 11 minutes after 5:00, welcome back to wbtv news this morning. s. >> christine: go to kristen miranda with details on a train derailment that injured several people in california. she is live with details first. >> kristen: christine, take a close look at what is happening here in the monitor. look at this train car that just fell right over in the water, still a very active scene in central california this morning after this passenger train derailed. it was a fallen tree that caused all this to happen. you saw the first car of the train plunge in the water overnight. passengers were taken by bus out of the area. train service in the area cancelled today. in all, nine people were injured, originally it was 14, now nine people injured but four of them with very serious injuries. we heard from one passenger a short time ago in the second car, the one behind the car that
>> it was jolty, it was a fairly wild ride. we bumped, it was derailed. we didn't come off completely off the tracks but it was a very, very jarring ride for a little bit we weren't sure what was happening because it was dark, we couldn't see what was going on. >> christine: many of the other people who were on that train say it is absolutely a miracle that no one was killed in this train derailment. i'll keep an eye on it. the investigation is continuing and i'm just seeing new video coming in of those passengers being bused out of the area, i'll show you that as soon as i get it turned around, back to you. >> john: thanks, kristen. police in illinois hope this picture will keep people from drinking and driving. there january police pulled over a driver who had a 15 foot tree lodged in the grill. the driver was also on the wrong side of the road and charged with driving under the influence. police put pictures on facebook friday but some question their authenticity.
cam video yesterday with the message "don't drink and drive." seeing a cargo car going down the road with a tree in the grill. >> christine: that is a big tree. crazy. >> john: maybe they were an arborist. >> christine: i don't think that was the case. now go to meteorologist al conklin. >> al: the last seven days, very little rain. less than a tenth of an inch of rain. that is not cause for concern but things are drying out as we continue to warm up. big ridge of high pressure dominating across the southeast, that is going to keep us very warm here for the foreseeable future. even as we head toward the weekend we may have to deal with more cloud cover, i still an t dissipate temperatures being in the 70s. this is king street in boone from resortcams.com, chilly under mostly clear skies. temperatures this morning mostly in the 30s. but down around linville, phil
this morning. it all depends where you are in and around the mountains. if you get in the protected valleys could be cooler. this afternoon, mostly sunny and warm, high temperature up to 68 degrees, should be pleasant up in the mountains. for the rest of us, we will be in the 70s. starting off at 50 this morning. closing in on 70 this afternoon, 75 late in the day. we hit 68 yesterday, this is going to be a big improvement. where do we stand on rainfall? down about an inch now early in the month, an inch for the year as well, let you know what the rain chances look like, we have them in the forecast, i'll have those ironed out in a couple minutes with the seven day planner. 5:14, check in with chris, first alert traffic. >> chris: first alert traffic this morning sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. tuesday morning commute, if you're getting ready to head out the door, coming in from matthews, 13 minutes, 47 miles an hour. providence road, highway 16 in from the arboretum, 17 minutes, concord to center city, 18 minutes at 65 miles an hour.
and brookshire, and 77, north and southbound past center city, no problems there this morning. overall, still a lot of green, a few slow downs wilkinson, morehead street, other than that, things are running fine this morning, take a live look, i-85 out near 485, coming out of concord and kannapolis, volume is still very light. that is a check of the morning commute, john, over to you. >> john: thanks, chris. next at 5:00, on your side with a warning for parents. why the makers of a popular snack for kids is recalling the treat. >> christine: first, wbtv is
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>> christine: new tensions are brewing between north and south korea. >> john: get over to kristen miranda with new details just coming in live to the alert center. >> kristen: just quick update john and christine, south korea says it will sanction 40 individuals and 30 organizations abroad, most of them in north korea. this is part of the punitive measures that the south is imposing on the north for its recent nuclear tests and rocket launch. this announcement coming today. this is a day after north korea warned of preemptive nuclear strike in response to the start of the seoul-washington military drills, we've been following the story in the alert center. the north is viewing those drills as an invasion rehearsal. so the tensions continue between north and south korea and i'll keep an eye on it. back to you. >> christine: thank you, kristen. apple says it is taking steps to protect customers after they were targeted by hackers
the first reported cyber attack against mac computers using a software known as ransomware. malware encrypted data. >> john: makers of a snack food are recalling the product. go go squeeze is under a second recall in less than six months. company sells squeezeable apple sauce and fruits and vegetables. parents complaining on facebook about mold in the packages. the company issued a voluntary recall for packages with best before dates between december 4th, 2015 and march 4th, 2017. >> christine: facebook is in the mix to live stream nfl games later this year. a facebook executive tells variety that it ised bying to live stream thursday night football contests. amazon and verizon are interested in the package. previously reached an agreement with cbs and nbc to broadcast the games over the next two seasons on tv.
the season to -- i can't hardly wait. >> al: we have baseball first. we haven't finished up basketball. christine is pulling for clemson in the acc tournament. >> christine: is that what i'm doing? >> al: say hello to the folks at home. >> christine: tiger fans are are happy with me. >> al: first off look back at temperatures here and after being in the 40s and low 50s last week for several days, we got up to 60 over the weekend and yesterday we just took off up to 68 degrees, very very pleasant and if you like that you'll love going forward, warm conditions, courtesy of high pressure, big ridge that is holding the frontal systems out across the west and north at bay. eventually we think the front will be able to slide southward as the high weakens toward the weekend but will take time for that to happen, the time on that may not be great and again, there is still mixed messages in
don't cancel outdoor plans yet, better opportunities for rain now look to be saturday into sunday. we have partly cloudy skies out there right now in center city charlotte. our current conditions partly cloudy 50, light breeze out of the south, good visibility, fog is not much of an issue. temperatures are mostly in the 40s to low 50s. 39 in albermarle, 40 in lincolnton, 37 in morganton, 34 in boone. 46 in hickory and 49 right now for statesville and over toward salisbury. in the mountains this afternoon, mostly sunny skies, upper 60s should do it. very nice day you continue to warm up, like wise across the foothills, morganton, 77, lenoir, taylorsville, partly to mostly sunny skies, mostly sunny skies across the charlotte area. cloud cover this morning, 85 hickory, mooresville, maybe a little cooler around lake norman, 75 concord and in the mid 70s around union county, we go south, in the mid 70s as well from lancaster eastward
the only issue is we have a lot of pollen in the air, it will remain that way, very elevated for the next several days, if you're like chris such -- i almost said chris suchan. that is john carter rub off on me. chris larson has been going through the tissue. a lot of folks having trouble with the allergies, that spring warmth will continue and keep the pollens very very high. what we need is rain to soak those things out, i don't see that happening any time soon. tomorrow morning, low clouds early in the morning. that is probably going to be the case thursday morning as well. eventually a lot of this rain is going to continue to push northward but some of this will sneak in here, that will happen as we head toward saturday and into sunday. not great chances of rain but higher than what we have seen of late. let's look at seven day forecast, for today, mostly sunny skies, 75. 49 for tonight, a very mild night.
again a little bit of cloud cover around, otherwise enough sunshine to get us in the mid 70s. rain chances pick up over the weekend, 60% chance on saturday and 50% chance on sunday. that is the forecast, you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. here is chris larson with first alert traffic. >> chris: first alert traffic sponsored this morning by toyota of north charlotte. if you're coming in from gastonia, looks good right now, 19 minutes, average speed, 66-miles-per-hour. and looking at i-85 here from 321 up to lowell, mcadenville, you have that green light. lake norman the same, running in the green from mooresville to huntersville, concord, kannapolis, in 485 and beyond toward the city. morning. most of the major highways looking a-okay. how about rock hill, coming out of rock hill, northbound, average drive time right now is 66-miles-per-hour. and we'll take that quick live look, 77 at the rest area, south carolina state line both north
after the games in >> reporter: going to be a busy week for cms school board members starting tonight when they tackle several issues, i'm ashton pellom i'll preview the week for the board members. >> christine: a sheriff in south carolina decides to add "in god we trust" to patrol cars, why he made that decision. >> john: good morning, thanks for waking up with wbtv news this morning, now 5:30 i'm john carter. >> christine: i'm christine sperow. get right to first alert weather, because meteorologist al conklin is talking 70s and
wig not at all, the fahrenheit. the courthouse on the square in lincolnton. good visibility, partly to mostly cloudy, 50 in gastonia, upper 40s, 46 in hickory, little chiliier, 34 this morning in boone. let's start off at 8:00, 47 in statesville, 48 in gastonia, 49 rock hill, by lunch time, above our high from yesterday, which was 68 degrees, we don't stop there, mid 70s this afternoon, should be a very nice afternoon under partly to mostly sunny skies. no rain in our forecast today, eventually rain is going to make an appearance in the seven day planner, talk about that, looking ahead to the weekend, we'll have that in a few minutes. 5:30 check in with chris, first alert traffic. >> chris: traffic sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. taking a look at tuesday morning commute. this is live i-77, northbound
going away out of the rest area, no problems here. volume picking up a bit. let's check your drive times, coming up from rock hill, 21 minutes, 64 miles an hour. concord to center city, 18 minute commute, lake norman southbound at 16 minutes, 64 miles an hour. most of the major highways are running in the green, that includes 77, 85, providence road, independence all looking pretty good early on. that is a check of travels, you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. >> john: 5:31, a busy week from charlotte-mecklenburg school board members, the board will tackle several issues at tonight's meeting. wbtv's ashton pellom joins us live from the charlotte-mecklenburg government center. ashton, a lot on the agenda but not a lot of time to make decisions, right? >> reporter: that's exactly right, john. the board will actually look at construction and renovation projects, superintendent ann clark wants the projects to be