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rolling rolling good morning, it's 4:30. grab the rain gear and be careful on the roads this morning. heavy rain pouring throughout the tri-state area. good morning, everybody. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. we will have more on rain in a moment, but first breaking news. >> a fire has been burning overnight in west brighton and earlier this morning the firefighters were ordered out of the building because of a risk of a collapse. eye on the storm. the heavy rain has been coming down for a few hours now. >> it could mean flooding and dangerous conditions during the commute. john elliott is tracking the
burrell is live with the roads on the palisades parkway this morning. >> reporter: good morning chris and mary. we are making our way southbound on the palisades right now in alpine, new jersey. we have been making our way south. i want to show you video from exit 4 in the southbound lanes, a big tree, part of it partially obstructing the right lane. police were blocking off the lane as cars were slowly making their way by. that's one of the things you to look out for this morning. a lot of downed trees with the heavy rain. give yourself extra time to account for the rain this morning. reporting live, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news.
there, and you have to be careful as you go this morning. john, what's it like out there? >> i tell you what, you see the tree down and think of the leaves. a lot of wind last night, and there's leaves and wet roadways, and it's very slick out there. there will be a break for the morning commute. drops on the lens, and some falling in the area. in the city, dealing with 73 degrees, and there's pockets of fog out there as well. around the area, we have heavy rain. a 3-hour loop, and now you see the worst of it through orange county, putnam, and northwest chester and through the forks. great news for central and southern new jersey. the front is still off to the west, and we will see another round this afternoon, with isolated thunderstorms, and hour-by-hour, you're dealing with the passing shower, and then the heavier rain this
afternoon as well. thankfully this is going to shape up for the morning commute, and numbers are going to be down today, and that's the trend for the next few days as well. then we have joaquin to talk about as well. right now, let's talk about the slick roads with alex denis. >> we have several roads causing delays in queens. the right lane is blocked on the southbound side of the cross island parkway this is due to flooding and what is being reported as a mud slide throughout the area. we will update the alert. and also in briar cliff manor this is closed. it may be affecting your ride. the right lane is blocked on 280 eastbound at new road. not the only alerts we refollowing. for now, alternate-side parking rules in effect citywide. remember to be safe, don't text and drive. now to the latest on the legionnaires' scare in the bronx.
seven cooling towers have tested positive for the legionnaires' bacteria. all towers had been cleared after the unrelated outbreak from summer. nine people remain hospitalized after ten were sickened. 33-year-old jennifer barry was arraigned last night accused of throwing her baby out of the 7th floor window of her boyfriend's apartment. the baby was found monday in the courtyard. the medical examiner said the baby was likely alive and died from multiple injuries. police are searching for two men who beat up a 60-year- old man and robbed him in a parking lot.
hospital to be treated for bumps, bruises, and then released. new legislation is expected to pass to ban k2. punishments will range from fines of $50,000 to up to 1 year in prison. we are awaiting confirmation from the vatican officials, but there's claims about secret meeting last week with pope francis and kim davis it supposedly happened while the pope informs dc. >> reporter: kim davis' attorney says the meeting lasted a few minutes, and pope francis said say strong and gave her a rosary that he had blessed.
the pope's re-- the meeting was in keeping with the pope's religious liberties. >> it's a worldwide message he wants to convey. >> reporter: davis spent 5 days in jail for not signing for same-sex marriage. in dc, the pope spoke out about against capital punishment. >> abolition of the death penalty. >> reporter: that and the personal plea of mercy will not help kelly disinger. the courts rejected the plea to give her life in prison.
just after midnight. the search on for a man who allegedly groped a woman in brooklyn. he's mean? surveillance video, and a 37- year-old woman says she was walking her dog around 3:00 a.m. last wednesday when the man slapped her backside, and the man walked away laughing and then came back. scuffled before the man took off again. a fordham university student who says she was the victim of sex assault says she lied. she said she was attacked by two men saturday night an alley. sources say she made up the story following an argument with a friend. detectives found no evidence of an assault. friends and family said good-bye to yogi berra. friends, and family, and former players all paid their
respects, and joe torre recalled yogi berra's unique take on the world. he remembered a time when berra had to turn down a golf invitation to shoot a commercial. >> he said it was for amtrak. it was for for affleck. okay! [ laughter ] i'm sure amtrak sent him a check, too. in october, the number of white balls in powerball will increase, and the number of red balls will drop from 35 to 26. your odds of winning small amounts like $4 or $7 improve, butt odds of hitting the jackpot jump from 1 in 175 million to 1 in 292 million. >> i will still play. >> that's crazy.
i don't think i will be winning. >> we will still play, no matter the odds. >> we are still going to play, too. >> the 44 state lotteries that support powerball are betting the bigger jackpots with the new odds will have more people playing. >> i will take $4 to $7, you have to be in it to win it. could legos save a cash- strapped community. how this suv ended up surrounded by bees. a stinging rain report, too. and the cooler temperatures will settle in, watching the tropics for the weekend. don't you go away.
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this morning we are not liking this. plenty of rain at 4:42 for you. >> it could be your ally and a friend. the timing is here for most of the areament we want to focus on what the weather watchers are watching. first off, let's check the cooler numbers, and this is mike and will lynn -- michael and linda. they have a question. we do seem to be dealing with extremes. barry, one of the significant totals, 2.7 inches of rain thus far. he will see a break really soon if it things have not wrapped up early. les says my plants are
receiving call after 1.84 inches of rain. things are winding down for lest. bruce is talking about the moon tide. i want to remind you risk of more flooding for the south shore due to still the powerful strength of the moon. watch out for that, for the morning high side cycle as well. we have gray skies and fog to deal with. 73 with rain clearing the area, south, southeast, and the shift in the wind will keep the numbers lower today. 70 in sparta, 73 in greenwich and babylon, and you know, 75 we hit it, and technically we have hit our high. temperatures warmer, and this afternoon they will be cooler. dew points will be high. 60 to 70. it's soupy out there as well. did you see that? overnight the hour was 1.16 for the city. you can see the heavy rain for the twin forks into northern
west chester and putnam and dutchess county. expand the view, and you can get a sense of the first blast that went through. we are waiting for the front to clear this afternoon, and then we are keeping our eyes on joaquin. still lower than hurricane status, but winds are strong. the this will lingering a while for the hatchtons, and into the amp. we are looking great. we will catch our breath, gray, schooler, thursday, relatively quiet until thursday night into friday morning. another system will flirt with our area, and then we will watch into the weekend to see how much rain will fill in courtesy of joaquin, which will likely make the hurricane status later today or the first part of tomorrow. a break this afternoon, and then another round late thursday into friday, and then
see more rain, and it's really day after day of on-again-off- again showers. noticeably cooler thursday into friday. a lot to pay attention about, and make sure you stay safe. >> john, we have flooding around town. we have the right lanes and left lanes blocked from 92nd street to 79th street. just know you're up against it again today. flooding on the southbound side of the harlem river drive at 125th street, and the u.n. general assembly is open today in new jersey, alpine, specifically a lane blocked on the southbound side of the palisades parkway, and also in reddington a transformer fire has route 22 closed at 28. traffic is being diverted at county line road, and mass transit may be your best option
alternate-side parking rules in effect today. >> alex, thank you. if you're just waking up, here's the stories for you making headlines today. six baltimore police officers charged with freddie gray's death will be tried separately over the next 6 months. the dead of planned parenthood said that the videos released are categorically untrue. edward snowden is now on twitter, and he gained almost 300,000 followers in less than 2 hours after tweeting his first message yesterday. that's more followers than the nsa. markets closed mixed on tuesday. a rebound by health care companies helped to steady the
the dow jones gained 47 points, and the nasdaq lost 26, and the s&p lost by 2.5. ralph lauren is stepping down as the ceo of his fashion empire. recently the company's revenue has dipped and the prices have fallen. stephen laurenson will be taking over, but lauren will remain with the company in a different position. ads will appear as icons in the top right corner of the youtube screen. you can click on it to see product information and pricing. a huge lego theme park could be opening up in new york. the franchise could break ground along the hudson river. lou young reports. >> reporter: there's one in
they want to build a full blown legolland here in northern rockland county. the town is trying to finalize the lease that would include the amusement park, eventually hotels. >> i think it's a good idea it will bring jobs to the community. >> reporter: not everyone is so sure. this has a sleepy fill that an estimated 200 million visit -- sleepy feel that an estimated 200 million visitors will change. >> this issue could solve the problems in rockland county. >> reporter: the town has to decide what price for prosperity. some are wondering if this is
too much of a good thing. >> we are looking at this very seriously, but we need to get our community to understand what this is. >> the town supervisor says the legoland review process could take years but the county is in more of a hour row to meet with the governor on monday to try to secure a deal. the first phase would be a $265 million investment. they first concerned placing the amusement park in virginia. >> always interesting watching that. focusing on education, not just boys. a message from the first lady. and how this suv ended up covered in a swarm. >> traffic on weather and traffic is next. tt0w!tx#h_!!%4@-j]
a highway was buzzing with unsafe rubber neckers after a truck hauling honey bees overturned. a sheriff's deputy shot the video from inside of his patrol car as the bees swarmed all over it. he could not get out. traffic was tied up in oklahoma for miles as beekeeper cleaned up the spilled crates. >> we have a messy pattern setting up, heavy rain to start. front will stall, and that will just kind of carve a path in the atmosphere. more rain thursday into friday. joaquin, messy and flooding a concern. rain is lighter, and that will help the morning commuters into the afternoon. the front stalls off the coast. it's cooler, breezier, and we wait for joaquin over the weekend.
orient point, you have the heavy rain through dutchess, orange county, putnam as well, expand the view, and you have another blast filling in late this afternoon. should not be as intense or widespread. and then stipping down to the tropics, and joaquin is a much stronger storm, hugging the coast. wait a minute mr. wizard, those numbers are lower. that's right it will cool during the day, and much cooler thursday into friday. >> this is causing problems on the roads. >> reporter: the right lane is blocked on the cross'ly parkway, just north of the area being reported as a bud slide in the area. 96th to 67th, there's flooding, and in parsippaney, the right
lane is blocked on 280 eastbound. remember to be safe, don't text and drive. >> alex, thank you. coming up in the next half an hour, a cbs 2 exclusive. what one driver revealed about red light cameras that could have you stopping quicker than expected. and girl power if from the first lady. pumpkin excitement is back at dunkin'. pick up your favorite pumpkin-flavored baked treats and beverages, like the new pumpkin macchiato
it's a day they will likely never forget, young girls who sat down with michelle obama yesterday. >> and she had one thing on her mind. emily smith with the story. >> reporter: nearly 1,000 new york city girls joining with michelle obama to have a global information about girl power and education. >> i couldn't be here doing this with you all if i hadn't stayed in school letting someone make me depressed and
>> reporter: the first lady shared the stage with charlize theron. >> reporter: and this 16-year- old girl. >> i'm being inspired by you and you're being inspired by me. >> reporter: they are aiming to boost a campaign started by the obamas, aiming to educate 62 million girls around the world who are not in school. mrs.obama told them to focus on education not boys, particularly boys who do not respect educated women. >> there is no boy at this age who is cute enough or interesting enough to stop you from getting your education. if i worried about who liked me or thought i was cute when i was your age, i would not be married to the president of the united states. >> you can focus on school now. >> and boys later. >> reporter: maybe you will marry the president.
>> reporter: all taking notice that education is the key to their future. >> reporter: emily smith from the apollo, cbs 2 news. >> yucky voice. >> down with boys, i like that! the weather is yucky, that's for sure. a better break for the commute. >> we have seen flooding, and it's going to be a slow ride. >> yucky boys. still ahead, two violent robberies caught on camera including a holdup on in the east village. from pumpkin coffee to pumpkin muffins, the flavor is now taking over.
seconds. it's 5:00, 73 degrees on this wednesday, september 30s. you can see the heavy rain throughout the night in the tri- state area. and there could be flooding. we will have our eye on the storm with team coverage for you. good morning, i'm mary calvi. >> and i'm chris wragge. >> be careful on the roads. heavy rain, and this is what it looks like for mobile 2, we have live with team coverage. janelle burrell is live with more, and we will hear from her in a moment.
bronx have tested positive for legionnaires' bacteria. ten people have become sickened from a new outbreak, and 12 people died over the summer from the original outbreak. >> she's something who stands with those individuals who are standing on their religious convictions. >> claims of a secret meeting with pope francis and kim davis. her lawyer says that the pope told her to stay strong and gave her a rosary that he had blessed. legislation to crack down on k-2 has reached the new york city legislation. they are expecting to ban the production of k-2 and implement fines for selling it. the odds of winning powerball are about to change it will not affect the jackpot. the odds of winning the large
odds of winning a smaller prize will go up. >> i got this idea when i was in the bath. you can't use your hand when you're wet. you can use your nose to scroll. >> that's too close. >> stephen colbert trying out the crazy inventions on the late show. wait until you see the device to serve up your favorite cereal. >> we have to get this, john! oddly enough that's endorsed by pinnochio. that's fairfield into central connecticut and 74 is a rainy start. numbers will not move that much it will be a degree or two cooler this afternoon. another reenforcing blast of heavy rain through sussex, the hills of passaic, and more coverage into dutchess county,
and look at that. a good steady rain into suffolk and around the hamptons out to montauk. that's the heaviest rain. another blast of showers this afternoon. models are not as bullish. that will help you out after getting home from work. it's messy to start this morning. the longer you can wait the better off you will be. 75 your high today, and the numbers will restreet into the afternoon. i know you can't retreatment you have to go. here's alex denis to help out. >> maybe in a boat in areas, we have flooding. in queens, making your way southbound, it's blocking the southbound lane past northern boulevard, due to ponding and also what is being reported as a mud slide in the area. we are following this alert closely, and also the right and left lanes are blocked 96th to 79th street, and also flooding
reported as you make your way southbound, and also in alpine, new jersey a fallen tree has one lane blocked here at exit 4. something else that may affect your ride. remember to be safe, and please don't text and drive. chris and mary, back to you. our eye on the storm, the heavy rain has been coming down for hours now. >> it could mean flooding and dangerous conditions throughout the morning commute today. janelle burrell has a look at the roads on the cross island parkway in queens. janelle, what are the conditions like? >> reporter: once again, we are making our way south. you can see we are going through the heavy pocket of the train john was talking about. we are headed to the area of northern boulevard to talk about the flooding we have talked about. a possible mud slide we have mentioned earlier. you want to take it seizesyier on the roads as you make your way around this morning. i want to show you video we
drive along the palisades parkway, in the southbound parkway near exit 4. the right lane there, and police were blocking traffic from going until they get that cleaned up, and with all the rain we are experiencing. the heavy bouts of rain, you can manager -- you can expect to see a lot of problems this morning. janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. now breaking news from staten island where a huge fire building. west brighton. the fdny confirming that they believe someone intentionally started the fire. the fdny says it's an unoccupied church, and they don't believe anyone has been inside for a year or two.
from the building this morning. the fdny says the call came in around 2:00 this morning, 2:10 for the fire completely engulfed above arrival. listen to what the chief had to say. >> extremely heavy fire conditions on arrival. we attempted to get into the building. the building was fully involved and fully collapsed as you can see behind us. the fire is deemed suspicious and is being investigated as we speak. >> reporter: and the fire chief also says the rain helped. it was pouring earlier, and he said it was a major problem of flying embers, but any that landed on the roof of nearby homes and buildings were quickly extinguished by the rain. they said usually the weather hampers their operations, but in this case it helped. the fire was under control in 2 hours. 150 firefighters and emts were
to go through the debris to confirm that no one was inside. one firefighters suffered minor injuries, but they have deemed this fire suspicious here in staten island where we are live this morning. andrea grymes, cbs 2 news. new this morning, surveillance video released of the holdup in the east village. it was on east 6th street. two men made off with cash after hitting the clerk in the head with a gun. >> there's new video of a robbery at a queens deli. two men with guns burst into the flushing avenue deli, grabbing $5,000 in cash and lottery tickets. one also took the cell phone of a lottery worker. city council members will be introducing a bill that will make it easier for parents to spot an illegal day care center.
found dead after taking a nap in july. parents will know about day cares that have been hit with complaints. over a dozen clarkstown families are without power after a partial building collapse last night. a brick facade crumbled, connecting to a generator. the local electric company and building inspectors were called to the scene. the building was deemed livable, and no one was harmed. time now, 5:08. coming up, are you getting shortchanged at the yellow lights? the length one man went to to prove it's true. why lady gaga was named woman of the year. in the city, not too pretty. we have fog issues and a lot of wet roadways with the leaves. leave extra time, and an umbrella? absolutely. today and over the next few
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a live look for you from mobile 2 on the roads. it's raining out there. a live look on the cross island parkway. let's get right to it at 5:12. >> another thing queens is dealing with this morning, coastal flooding. not just so much from the rain but the high tidesy. i have leaves blowing around. they get on the pavement, and they are slick. getting around all day long, the worst of the heavy rain for much of the area is over. in the city, visibility concerns, and you will see the residual fog out there. wind is a key role with the arrival of joaquin throughout the weekend. south, southeast wind with the moisture-rich wind, and the dew points are way up there as well. numbers around the area, 75 in rye. that may be your high in rye
74 in woodmere, and 73 for the jersey shore. in sussex, another round of heavy rain is headed your way. notice the cooler air through the lakes and parts of ontario. we will see a drop from today into tomorrow. we have been tweaking with this graphic. and. we want to pick at this and tell you to pay close attention to it look at montauk. 1.47, and it's pouring in montauk. you will see one of these totals where you're in excess of 2 inches. in the city, well over an inch. the problem is with this kind of rain, there's a sizable proportion of it, or percentage of it, but that's runoff. into dutchess county, and then
where you're seeing that. sussex county is dealing with more rain, and good coverage of the rain through orange, sullivan, and ulster county as well. this is good news. you get a sense of the flow. we will see a break for the morning commute, and that will help out. a reenforcing blast this afternoon. still mild with the push out of the south, and then we will see the numbers tumble, and we will see cooler conditions and the lingering chance of more rain tomorrow, particularly tomorrow afternoon tomorrow night into friday, and friday another round, and it's cooler upper 50s to around 60, and then you will wait for joaquin. moving west, southwest at 6. it will take the dip, and then it will head to the north, and then it will strengthen off the coast. hurricane status still monday
side of the storm, but still the potential of coastal flooding, rain, and wind, and that's sunday into monday. it's on-again-off-again rain and more rain to deal with into the weekend as the numbers recover a bit. be smart over the next few days, and watch out for the car in front of you. >> we have flooding that may affect your right. the southbound side of the west side highway from 96th to 79th street, and also flooding recorded on the southbound side of the harlem river drive at 125th street in alpine, new jersey, one lane is blocked on the southbound side of the palisades parkway at exit 4, and on the new york state freeway southbound, that's at 14a, and in reddington, a
readington, a transformer fire has routed traffic away from this area. one man deliberately broke the law to fight it. >> reporter: this turning arrow on middle country road is yellow for 5 seconds. why on the very same road does this arrow last only 3? >> 3 seconds, damn, that's dangerous. >> reporter: stephen ruth video taped 100 intersections. one, two, three, four, five. whoa! that's different than the other camera lights where they have cameras. >> reporter: he has a theory. >> they shorten the yellow lights just to reduce revenue. >> reporter: he was deemed
he says he has found a pattern. >> where there's a camera, 3 seconds. no camera? 5 seconds. i think it's trickery and theft. >> reporter: another legislator found quicker yellow lights at no camera intersections. cbs 2 demanded answers, and suffolk officials say the state department of transportation says the camera locations are chosen only on safety data, and aaa says the criteria of speed and intersection size determines the yellow lights, but shorter yellows can cause accidents. >> drivers are in the frame of mind that it's yellow. i have to stop because i might get a ticket, and then you wind up creating nearly as a bad of a situation as you are trying to to prevent.
that the light times vary are getting ripped off. >> gotcha, thank you very much. >> reporter: now he is trying to protect the driver's wallets and their lives with a uniform yellow light. carolyn gusoff. >> suffolk county was petitioned for accident data to back up their proof that the cameras have helped, but they have not received gotten the information they requested. two men splashed red paint on the ambassador's building yesterday. >> it's the most radical one, the one that commits the acts of violence. >> this is the first time the mexican consulate has been vandalized.
tossed a the building in 2007. no arrests have been made. a refresher course after a woman called 911 last month to report a rock shattering a window on the staten island railway. they will be retrained on the railway and the geography of the borough. successful surgery for a pair of newborn twins. >> and traffic and weather on the 2s coming up. you can connect with us during the show and all morning long.
time now, 5:22. right over to john elliott. >> good morning, everybody. the worst of the rain for the city is over. parts of the area are still seeing rain. 74 with the winds out of the south, southeast to keep us mild. you're dealing with rain through nassau county, and heavy rain for the twin forks, and rain through rockland, orange, and sussex county, and
pennsylvania -- passaic. you need the rain gear, but we get a break. high today, 75. into the afternoon, the numbers will start to drop, and that is going to be the trend right into thursday and friday, and look at that. a big drop from tuesday's 83, and that's over 20 degrees cooler, breezy and raw thursday into friday as well. that's not a raw deal, it's just the real deal. >> we will see relief with the flooding in manhattan. the flooding subsided on the west side of the westbound highway, but we are seeing ponding on the southbound side of the harlem river drive. just be aware, and it's starting to east in the area, and you are making your way out. a fallen tree on the southbound side of the palisades parkway at exit 4, and in spring valley, the crash blocks the freeway at 14a, and alternate
remember don't text and drive. the mets lost last night. >> reporter: the yankees host the red sox, and the mets are in philly tonight. both teams coming up empty last night, and michael is pounded for 6 runs, and the yankees never recover. did you know that in the last 3 games, lucas douda has had 13 rbis? two homers were not enough last night. the liberty fall one point short of making it to the finals. the liberty's season has ended. that's your cbs 2 sports update. have a great day. >> we will. a big honor for lady gaga, but wait until you see how stephen colbert could be
seating his -- eating his breakfast. >> reporter: i don't know him personally, but this is the information i have received. last night a british inventor showed him a creative way to eat his cereal. >> you push the levers, and then you push that down. >> okay, that's nice, and then? >> and then lift that one up. and like that, there it is. >> with the press of the lever as he says you can add milk to the bowl. the inventor has other toys to help kids eat their breakfast. there's a timer when your cereal has reached the right level of sogginess. >> you would do that, i could
>> a woman of the year has been chosen for 2015, making monsters happy. that's right, lady gaga will be honored at the women's music event. she said i can't believe billboard named me woman of the year. thank you so much. i am so, so, so, so grateful. my gosh, good morning! she was last on the billboard top 10 in july with the tony bennett hit, anything goes. >> what will she wear? >> swift being trumped for a title, she has to be embarrassed. >> we know how much you love t. swift. >> oh, yeah, my girl. this fire started in a church on staten island, and they said it's suspicious. a live report from the scene
well, it's 5:30, 74 degrees on this wednesday, september 30s, and the rain is here, and it's going to stay this way for the next few days. the possible triple threat headed our way. >> first, the top stories, we are following breaking news on staten island where the weather is making it extremely hard to fight. firefighters were told to evacuate the building and only do an exterior attack. we have all that for you. she made headlines for refusing to issue marriage licenses with the same-sex couples, and now it turns out she had an audience with the pope. >> rain, rain, rain, it will be wet couple of days, but it will not be the storm of the century. many are asking if a storm like sandy could happen again. we will ask john for his insight.
with mary calvi, alex denis and the aforementioned john elliott. some people said this has the same marking as sandy, move together east coast. >> let's just dispel this right now we are on the better side of the storm, and you don't have a high tide cycle. sandy hit high tide, full moon, everything was working against us. comparing this to sandy does not help people. what you need to be mindful of, the potential for coastal flooding and be ready for that. have the gas filled in the car, make sure you have extra water on hand, and there could be power outages saturday into sunday as well. we do not expect what sandy brought with the tide cycles. >> are we seeing more storms like this? >> the intensity is different than in the past. >> it's undeniable the monthly averages are running higher, and when any rainmaker pushes
into the warm air mass, there's more available moisture in the atmosphere, and it will ring the moisture out. i don't know what her story is! [ laughter ] you are seeing more rain fall rates per hour. that's happening. >> we will get to traffic and exactly what to expect for the next few hours. >> i tell you, the worst of the rain to the north and east of the city, a few more showers to the south. take the rain gear it will be a busy day today. a break for a good part of the area for the rainy start at 74. you see the brighter colors indicating heavier rain, clearing the twin forks, and ocean county, monmouth county a few more showers will fill in morris county, the same signature for you. round 1 done, and then a break, and then we will see another front pushing through, and another shower or thunderstorm this afternoon, and not the coverage or intensity we saw this morning, and then it's just the beginning of the process, thursday night into
friday, and then joaquin sunday into monday. we will talk about that in a bit. the rain definitely causing headaches getting around, and alex denis will back me up on that one. >> reporter: yeah a lot of flooding as you make your way through the area. 287, southbound at madison avenue, and also in alpine, new jersey a southbound lane is blocked at exit 4, and also in spring valley a crash blocking the new york state freeway. and heavy delays as you can see that stretch back past atlantic avenue. alternate-side parking rules in effect citywide, and remember to be safe today, don't text and drive. >> alex, thank you very much. now to breaking news on staten island, andrea grymes is live from west brighton with more. andrea? >> reporter: chris, firefighters say the rain this morning actually helped them put this out, and it helped
building behind me, and firefighters are putting water on the fire, but it's under control. 641 in the west brighton section. let's show you the video from earlier this morning. the fire was enormous, incredible. they believe the church building has been unoccupied for a year, but they do believe the fire may have been intentionally set. we spoke with a neighbor when he got here this is what he saw. talk a listen. >> i saw the fire, and it was on the first door, and then i called 911, and it moved right away. >> extremely heavy fire conditions on arrival. we attempted to get into the building. the building was fully involved and collapsed as you can see behind us. >> reporter: the chief says they were never able to get inside of the building, and he says maydays were called because the building was
collapsing, and he says the roof completely collapsed, and most of the rest of the building collapsed as well, and as i mentioned off the top, he said the rain helped with the operation because the major problem here were the flying embers going on the roofs of homes and other buildings until the neighborhood, but he said thanks to the rain the embers quickly extinguished, and it could have been a lot worse. 150 firefighters and emts on the scene, and they said one firefighters had minor injuries. in staten island, andrea grymes, cbs 2 news. >> more now on our eye on the storm coverage, and the heavy rain has been coming down for hours now. >> it could mean flooding and dangerous conditions during the morning commute, and we turn it over to janelle burrell, and she is live in mobile 2 on the southern state parkway with what's going on there. >> reporter: we just passing exit 19 here on the southern
state in nassau county this morning. not too bad where we are, but we have passed pockets of heavy rain to slow down and take it easy to avoid the ponding and slight flooding on the roadways here as we make our way across the city here and into long island this morning. as we are making our way around the tri-state area earlier, alpine, new jersey, near exit 4 by the new york state border, and there's a large, huge branch covering the right lane, and police had to stop traffic from that lane, and it will be squeezed down to one lane of traffic as they work to get the tree cleared from the roadway, and so with some of those heavy spots of rain, you may be seeing something similar in your area in terms of branches or trees down, and the rain so far seems to be letting up where we are right now.
janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. the only woman on georgia's death row have been executed. kelly's attorneys filed a series of appeals last night to try to save her life, but they were ultimately denied. she plotted the death of her husband. and now a report says that pope francis met with kim davis, the clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, and her attorney said the meeting lasted just a few moments, and pope francis praised her for her courage and said "stay strong" and then gave her a rosary he blessed. >> he is someone who stands with those individuals who are
freedom is a worldwide message that the pope wants to convey. >> davis spent 5 days in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to the same-sex couples. legislation is expected to pass today to crackdown on k-2. the measures would ban the manufacturer of k-2 and punish business owners for selling it, and fines would be $50,000 up to 1 year in jail. now to the latest legionnaires' scare in the bronx. 7 cooling towers in morris park have tested positive for the legionnaires' bacteria. it's not uncommon for the bacteria to reappear. ten people have been sickened in the current cluster of the hospitalized. a memorial will be held today for evan murray.
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rains are coming down this morning at 5:42. check in on your commute. john, what do you think? the worst of it is in into the hudson valley and the east end, we are seeing a break. commute is actually going to shape up for much of the area, and then wednesday will calm down. messy upnorth. 68, 60, 66, and this is sherry this keen observation t started to rain at 6:47 p.m. last night, and so far 2.25 inches of rain, and we need it. that is causing some slow going there through the hudson valley, and in fact i think this is daniel hanigan and this is, i think bob at 68. bob this is what he is doing. he's killing an ark. i don't think you need to do that. the rain in for the hudson
light rain in the area, and 74 out of the south. screaming at 20. that will be a mild start to the day. 75. mid-70s for madison out to montauk, and that's where you will see the heavier rain. 60s, mild in monroe. 75 your high today and that's misleading that will go down in the book as the high but we already hit it. sun is setting at 6:40. if you forgot, it's a big glowing ball in the sky that you will not see much of for the next few days. sun is setting on september and a sizzler. i think this is the warmest september ever. we talked about that, the extra heat in the atmosphere gives you the significant totals. the pollen count so long with the wet weather. north shore, clearing the worst of it out of the hamptons into eastern connecticut, and you can see sussex county into rockland county, heavy rain,
and i do see somerset to ocean county, light showers are filling in, but the worst of it clearly has pushed through, and this reenforcing blast is not as potent as the morning showers. the future cast between now and noon, that's relatively quiet a blessing, and not that active into the afternoon we have the systems flirting with the coast, and it's friday into saturday, and then we are watching for the potential of the tropical coast this weekend. for more, i will send things up to my colleague, up early, elise is in hoboken. >> john, we have the mobile weather lab here in hoboken and we have seen an inch to an inch and a half for most locations. you may want to wear your rain boots. you could be driving through a puddle, or you may be walk up
huge puddle we have quite a bit of ponding on the streets and roadways. just know, even if you have to bring your boots and umbrella, you're missing the bulk of the rain as john mentioned, and this is video from the sheepshead bay. this is the kew train station. it was coming down heavy a couple of hours ago. we tonight to look around sheepshead by a, and -- bay and you can see everything. we have branches down around long island. we have winds out there, and we do have tree branches down on top of the cars tangled in wires and that sort of thing. it's still a little dangerous out there. give yourself extra time no matter how you're commuting and again, wearing your rain gear, not a bad idea. you're likely to encounter puddles, even though as i
nice break from the rain. just be mindful, bad hair day, incredibly humid out here. keep that in mind. >> i have a hairpiece on, and it's horrible for me, too. elise is also talking about the trees, and they are still in full leaf. any gusty winds, they are vulnerable. thursday into friday, it's cooler. saturday into sunday, that's joaquin. that's when we could see more wind and rain and the potential for the flooding to wrap up the weekend as well. you to be smart over the next few days. she's smart every day and here to help. >> we are seeing the effects of the weather on the roadways, and there's an accident blocking the left northbound lane before route 46, and also in morristown, the flooding blocks 287 southbound at madison avenue, and also in brooklyn a crash blocking two lanes on the southbound side of
the bqe. unfortunately not a great alternate here. slow traffic stretches back. currently everything is on or close to schedule. metro north, p.a.t.h. trains and l.i.r.r. remember to be safe, don't text and drive. friends and family have said good-bye to yogi berra. a private was was held in montclair, new jersey, joe torre recalled his famous take on the world. he remembered a time he declined golfing because he said he had to shoot a commercial. >> i said what was it for? amtrak. it was affleck. i think amtrak probably sent him a check, too. i'm not sure.
became alarmed 3 months ago when they noticed both of their newborn twin sons had deformed ears, and they were facing surgery, but instead they chose ear molding, and the molds are held in place with silicone clips and need to be wore for several weeks. >> i thought if we can prevent the future teasing or the boys being insecure about a physical trait of areas, it seemed like the best thing to do for them. >> and the family celebrated the adorable infants' 3-month birthday with cake yesterday. keurig is getting into the soda business. >> reporter: good morning, chris. job growth will be a big factor when the federal reserve decides it will raise interest rates later this year. adp will release the private sector jobs report this morning. the last month job growth
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little bull's-eye is central county into dutchess county, and then the break. we are waiting to see what will happen with joaquin. that's a pathway for on-again off-again showers. 70-mile an hour winds, and likely a hurricane later today. splitting with the east coast, and you could impact your sunday into monday. >> john, you're right. if you're traveling in alpine, new jersey, a fallen tree at exit 4, and also in spring valley a crash blocking the new york state freeway southbound at 4a. here's one of our hundreds of cameras unfortunately showing you taillights, and the delays here, almost back to the brooklyn bridge, and there's a
heavy delays back to the belt merge. alternate-side parking rules in effect. remember to be safe and don't text and drive. people over 50 do not get stronger bones by taking calcium supplements but it can build up in their arteries or cause kidney stones. there's better news about vitamin d. use. they can redisuse the loss of muscle mass in women after men pause. vitamin d. deficiency is a common problem in postmenopausal women. it may not be reach in vitamin d., but pumpkin is a great source of vitamin a.. >> annoying. >> and as we found out, there's no lack of pumpkin offerings. some people cannot get
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it's 6:00, 74 degrees on this wednesday, september 30th. we have had a lot of rain overnight, and it will remain this week for the rest of the week. good morning i'm mary calvi. >> and i'm chris wragge. pockets of heavy rained, downed trees, and flooding across the tri-state area, and we will see more of it. we will have eye on the storm team coverage. >> and we are following breaking news on staten island.
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the oscar winner last night, and those highlights from james corden who is so good at this. how are we at this hour, john? >> we have a break in the city, and we are trying to brighten things up, but not a lot of sun over the next few days. watch for the wet roadways, big puddlings and soggy leaves that could slow you down. wind an issue. mild start to the day, and you can see the heavy rain through fairfield county and more of a break for more of the area and a little blast. the worst of it is over, that's good news. numbers for you today, mild to start, and then breezy, and numbers will not move that much, and we will likely hit our high early, and then the numbers will retreat in a big way over the next few days. we have been dealing with big rain total numbers, and more on the math of that and the soggy start to the day with elise
finch in hoboken, hi, elise. >> hi, john. we have the mobile weather lab here in hoboken, and we have a getting a break. the relative humidity is at 90%, and it's definitely swampy out here, and you may need the rain gear even though it stopped at the moment. the puddles are all over the place. you're walking down the street or going down the sidewalk, and you're likely to encounter one. you look at how heavy the rain was earlier today, and it's easy to see why. you could hear the rain coming down, and it let you know how heavy it was. that went on for hours. we head out to new hyde park, and there's heavy rain out there, and also coupled with winds, we have downed trees and branches, tangled in power lines, and how much rain have we gotten? let's look at the rain fall totals around the area. things are incredibly dry. we need the rain.
for liberty and montauk. we are talking about significant numbers. what has it done for our rain fall deficit? for the month of september so far, an inch above where we should be, but we have a 7-inch deficit on the year, and we are still in need of rain, but as john mentioned, several more chances for rain over the next few days and so as you head out today, bring the rain gear just in case. elise, thank you. if you're traveling this morning, let's see how the weather is affecting commuters making your way here in the area on 95. the left lane, 95 northbound before 96. delays stretching back to the western spur of the turnpike. not a great alternate through this area. give yourself plenty of time. also flooding the following in manhattan. two lanes on the southbound side of the harlem river drive,
and delays back to 135th street. stick to the west side highway if you can. it will be a better highway for you catching a break in brooklyn, two lanes on the southbound side of the bqe. unfortunately for you, delays are back to the brooklyn bridge. the heavy delays back to the gowanus at the belt merge, and that's something that will cause a delay a crinkle in your morning commute. remember to be safe; don't text and drive. our eye on the storm coverage continues. heavy rain has been coming down for hours now. >> it could make the morning commute dangerous. >> janelle burrell has a look in plainview to see the roads there. >> reporter: good morning mary and chris. just coming up on the red light here in plainview this is
a light rain, and we are making our way a across the city, and we have seen a few downed branches, and this is just after 4:00 this morning on the palisades parkway southbound near exit 4 in alpine, new jersey you. can see the huge branch taking over the right lane of traffic, and police had to pull over to make sure the people were driving slowly and carefully in the single open lane until they got the debris cleaned up. that's pretty much the story this morning. not as bad as we saw earlier today. it's light where we are right now in plainview thankfully, but definitely you want to give yourself extra time before you head out on the roads this morning. reporting live from mobile 2, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> janelle, thank you. now to breaking news on staten island. a huge fire has severely damaged a church. >> reporter: chris, still an active scene here in the west
but the roof collapsed and did say the rain helped. the pouring rain helped especially with the major problem of the embers flying to buildings in the area. the rain put out the embers, and the rain did help. the firefighters are wrapping up their operations, and they are trying to figure out how the suspicious fire started. a yonkers woman is facing murder charges. jennifer barry was arraigned last night accused of throwing her baby out of her boyfriend's 7th floor apartment.
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slippery spots with wet leaves and downed trees, but the worst of the heavy rain for much of the area, out of there, into the hudson valley. to the north we go. mild conditions, and it's breezy with the wind out of the south. i got a kick out of this. this is good old reliable tony, and he mentioned he went outside to walk it oby, y -- toby, anding this something was falling from the sky. it's rain! it's been so long. i wanted to gown and check in -- to go down and neck with in john. over 2 inches of rain for the month. it was so dry, what you're getting today is making up for the deficit on the month and not the year. 74 in the area, winds out of the south screaming at 21 miles an hour. the rain will fill in for the south shore. the rain is at the bottom of
the screen. there's more coverage for sullivan, ulster, and dutchess county right now, and scattered showers through warren, middle section and monmouth county, and rain will fill in, but not with the intensity we are dealing with this morning. you have a front pushing through. another round this afternoon, and the front basically will stall. tomorrow we have a lingering chance of rain, and wind profile will change dramatically. that's a big shift. going from the mid-70s to just flirting with 60 tomorrow and then another round on friday, and then we have to wait and see what a big ridge out in the atlantic will do. the interaction with this front and joaquin. models are dipping a bit, and then the turn to the north, intensifying off the coast of north carolina, and possibly a category 2 status on sunday, and then still a category 1
notice the cone of uncertainty. we have mindful of that. it's a sunday-monday event. make sure you factored that in. you to be smart with the addition of the added win of the storm. it's on again off again, and there's a break for the commute this morning. it's windy, cooler, sure into friday, and another round, and then saturday into sunday, and we are watching to see just where joaquin will go. pay attention. 1010 wins, 880 on the a.m. dial and right here on channel 2. now to alex. good morning, john, thank you. we have an accident blocking the left lane on the northbound side of 95 before route 46. delays stretching back to the western spur of the new jersey turnpike, unfortunately not a great alternate. we will continue to update this alert, and we are following the
at least a lane of the southbound harlem river drive is backed up. the highway is a better ride for you. in brooklyn a slow ride with the lane on the bqe at hamilton avenue, and the heavy delays back to the gowanus to the belt merge, and an accident on the southbound side as well. the good news in the area, lingering delays, and the accident itself has cleared due to a train with mechanical problems. downtown n. and q. trains running with express only. that may be a better option for you, and mass transit, other than those lines, alternate- side parking in effect. remember to be safe, don't text and drive. a miracle in the making has pope francis' fingers all over it. you may remember julia bruzzese after she was blessed by pope
she said she lost the use of her legs 4 months ago. doctors suspected lyme disease, but they were unable to confirm it until yesterday. >> for the first time since i got ill, they saw lyme disease activity in my blood, and this just shows me that a miracle can happen if you believe, and this experience has made me wiser, and it made me look at life in a different prospective. >> she will now undergo special treatment. julia's mom got the pope's attention and waved him over to her little girl. we will update you on her progress. new rules for the powerball could mean bigger jackpots. >> reporter: current powerball
the powerball history. >> we have never had a billion dollar lottery, but this may be the first. >> reporter: the odds after billion dollar jackpot have been boosted for the next 5 years. starting next week the number of white balls will increase from 59 to 69, and the number of red power balls will drop 35 to 26, and it means your odds of winning the small amounts, 4 or $7 will improve, but the odds of hitting the jackpot have jumped to 1 in 292 million. >> what do you make of that? >> i may as well stop playing. >> that's crazy. >> i don't think i will be winning. >> we will still be playing. >> last year was a relatively bad year for the jackpots, but spending on the game here in new york dropped 44%. >> reporter: the new york state
bigger jackpots with longer odds will have more players laying their money down. in westchester county, tony aiello, cbs 2 news. >> would you prefer a billion dollar jackpot or more frequent winners? >> i will take the $4 winners. we are playing tonight though. the yankees continue to limp to their wild card spot. plus this -- >> you like apples? >> yeah! >> well, i got a number. how do you like them apples? >> every matt damon movie according to the late late show. and stock futures are higher after the markets close down on tuesday. a rebound helped after monday's selloff. the dow jones gaining 47.
rose by 2.5. good morning, once again. you can see the screen right in front of you. be careful as you head out there this morning. traffic and weather on the 2s, and it's still hot. >> it's mild. that's a good point. wind is screaming out of the south, and my concern is it's a nice warm wind, but there's trees in full leaves, and you could see a few more problems with downed trees. in the city, 74.
much of the area. you will see on-again-off-again showers pushing through this is in and around west port through bridge port and fairfield county. the heaviest rain north of our area, into orange, sullivan, and dutchess county. another front this afternoon, and we are going to see, yeah, a break for a good part of the commute. 75 early, and then cooler into thursday and friday. >> johnny, thank you. no more problems on the roads this morning. >> if you're traveling this morning, we have flooding and accidents as well. beginning in ridgefield park, 95 northbound before 46. delays stretching back to the western spur of the new jersey turnpike, not a greated aer it -- great alternate here. an accident is shown blocking the northbound bqe at hamilton avenue. heavy delays back to the belt merge. plan accordingly. the l.i.e. westbound at utopia parkway.
delays here back to little neck parkway. remember to be safe, don't text and drive. >> alex, thank you. time now for cbs 2 sports update, the yankees looking to wrap up their playoff position, but right from the start this is ugly again last night, and facing the sox, pineda had nothing. the 5 of 7 batters he faced, the 6-0 lead and the yankees bounce back with 4 of their own. dustin ackley showing he's versatile. here's the yankees, and that's as close as they get in 4th, ellsbury is short. oh so close. missed it by that much. citizen bank park, and bartolo colon looking for it, but that's deep.
that's all colon gave up. funny moment in the 7th this is chance d'arnaud coming up, looking apt his younger brother travis d'arnaud. the first time the d'arnauds have met in the big leagues. colon with his 100th career home run and then also his 101st. getting hot at the right time, but not enough last night. the phillies hold on for the 4- 3 win over the mets, and mets are clinging to a half game lead. all of matt damon's movies in a flash. >> so many good ones, but a disney movie really affecting audiences. >> in the new film "the walk" the french daredevil in 1974 walked a thin wire stretched between the twin towers of the world trade center. >> for me this is life. >> well it turns out the
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[bell dinging ] >> let's rob more casinos! >> yeah! >> they have created erfle scenes for the actor's greatest movie roles in just 5 minutes. the segment is called role call! >> we love those. so funny. >> i always want to see more, you know? >> yeah. >> i love that how do you like them apples? investigators are trying to figure out what started a massive fire on staten island, and the fdny has deemed it suspicious. i will have a live report from the scene coming up. overnight rain will be affecting your morning commute.
tt0w!tx#h_!!%4@-j] tt0w!tx#h_!!el@-@zl tt0w!tx#h_!!ed@-fx( tt0w!tx#h_%!)8h-&&t tt0w!tx#h_%!kzh-;i( tt0w!tx#h_%!n-h-n $ tt0w!tx#h_%!0ph-pg< tt0w!tx#h_%!s"h-@5\ tt0w!tx#h_%!ueh-cw, tt0w!tx#h_%!7hh-_ux it's 6:30, 74 degrees on this wednesday morning, september 30th. we have already seen heavy bands of rain, and more are on the way. it's going to be an unsettled couple of days with more rain on the way. breaking news overnight, massive fire on staten island. the weather made it tough for some to fight the flames.
some guys have all the luck, but this is not one of them this fan at the yankees' game had a tough time. one, oh, two, baby. just use the hands! i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi with alex denis and john elliott. >> i appreciated his supportive date. point. >> the first one, so close, and then here's number two. watch the glasses. off the chest, and the ball boy is like just take it. off the face. there's a coordination problem. if anyone at home recognizes the fella, today at work, just throw things at him. >> no! [ laughter ] >> he has to make it up. >> that's tough luck. >> the foul ball, that's tough luck, new one? it's like come on, man! >> he did get the ball. the guy's reaction behind the girl, he's like, oh, man, this poor guy.
tv, you're like come on. >> when i say viral, it's everywhere. i mean everywhere and it is on all stations. if you're watching -- >> call us! >> we would love to come interview you today! >> reporter: see how many songs with rain you can come up with. plenty of rain songs and sadly, plenty of rain over the next few days. on-again-off-again rain, and 74 mild degrees now, and numbers are not going to move that much. we are going to see clouds stick around, and ultimately around 60 tomorrow. pockets of heavy rain, i'll van, ulster, and dutchess county into nassau county and a few many will fill in through suffolk county, and that's the sense of that and the front pushes in this afternoon. we could see another round of showers and not the coverage we saw this morning.
the heavy rain leaving a mess and mark on our area, and for more on that, over to elise finch. >> we have the mobile weather lap here in hoboken, and the rain has stopped. you may want to wear your rain boots anyway. take a look towards the street here. not only do we have ponding on the roads, but it's a sign of the rain we saw a few hours ago. this is sheepshead by a near the kew train station, and you could hear how heavy it was just hours ago. it's no wonder we are dealing with the minor flooding out there, and we definitely saw the heavy rain in sheepshead bay. even as we head to new hyde park we saw not only impressive rain but also wind as well, and sort of taking down the tree branches and sagging on to power lines and issues there.
it's not all bad. we got much needed rain, and look at the rain fall totals, and we are talking 1.23 in central park, and 1.6 in liberty. 1.54 in montauk, and poughkeepsie, approaching an inch and a quarter, and we are almost at an inch headed to belmar. what does that mean for our rain fall deficit? take a look. we have had just over 30 inches of rain, and including this morning's rain fall, we have had a 7-inch deficit. it's a lot, but as john mentioned we have had several chances of rain for the next few days, and we have had a dent in the deficit over the morning. if you're headed out the door, just know you may want to bring or wear your rain boots. you will, of course, want to hang on to it for the remainder of the week. and right now, over to alex denis, here with the time saver traffic.
>> we are seeing the earlier effects of the rain. it's blocked on 95 northbound, before 46. delays are stretching back, and not a great alternate through the area. plan accordingly here. we will update you. this is the lincoln tunnel, trying to block the east lane on 49 a, the eastbound approach to the lincoln tunnel, and delays are back to the turnpike and route 3. you make your way through here, and it's okay at the lincoln tunnel, and if you choose to go to the holland tunnel, there's a 15 minute wait. alternate side parking in effect. remember do be safe. don't text and drive if you're travel together airport, be aware there's an hour and a half delay. so far jfk and newark liberty and laguardia not reporting any delays. >> alex, thank you. now to breaking news on staten island. a huge fire broke out at a church this morning. >> andrea grymes is live from
west brighton with the latest on this story. >> reporter: the fdny is putting water on the hot spots, and the fire overall is out. we will show you video from a few hours ago, and we will show you the incredible flames just shooting out from the church, and the fdny said it's been unoccupied for about a year. the call came in around 2:10 this morning. the fdny chief said there was extremely heavy fire upon arrival. and crews said it was so bad, they could not even get inside. the roof collapsed, and most of the building. i had a chance to speak to neighbors, and here's what they had toe say. take a listen. >> i saw through my window, i saw a lot of fire in the cellar, the first floor, and then i called 911 and i knew it right away. >> rex: streamly heavy fire conditions on arrival. we attempted to get into the building. it was fully involved and fully collapsed as you can see behind us.
says the fire has been deemed suspicious, and he says the rain actually helped because the major problem was the flying embers on to surrounding homes and buildings here, but the rain helped to put it out quickly, and the fire was just contained to the church building. one firefighter suffered minor injuries, and they are looking into the exact cause. live in staten island, andrea grymes, cbs 2 news. >> andrea, thank you. now to our eye on the storm team coverage, the heavy rain really came in overnight, and let's go to janelle burrell she is live there. how does it look there? >> reporter: mary, it's better than we saw earlier. we are creeping around hempstead, and this is one of the best areas we have seen so far. you can see the rain is very very light, and it's just a slight drizzle as we approached the intersection here. we want to show you what it
looked like earlier. video from alpine, new jersey. southbound near exit 4, and you can see the downed tree a huge branch taking over one of the lanes of the roadway. police had to block it off, and traffic had to snake its way around until they could get the debris cleared up. significantly better than what we were seeing here this morning as the rain tapers off here on long island. reporting live, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> janelle, thank you. now to the latest legionnaires' care in the bronx. seven cooling towers have now tested positive for the legionnaires' bacteria. all had been cleaned in the wake of unrelated outbreak this summer that killed 12 people. officials said it's not uncommon for the bacteria to reappear. ten people have now been sickened in the current cluster of the disease, and nine remain hospitalized.
attorneys for kelly gissendaner filed appeals last night to save her life, but they were all denied and she was executed just after midnight for plotting the murder of her husband. pope francis called for abolition of the death penalty, and now there's calls that he took a stand for religious liberties. it's said pope francis had a secret meeting with the kim davis, the court clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, and her attorney said the meeting lasted just a few moments and pope francis praised davis for her courage and told her to stay strong and gave her a rosary he had blessed. she spent 5 days in jail refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. still to come a health scare for a former clinton cabinet member. also this morning, it's been a battle of inclusion. the newest group to be invited
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6:42. let's get right to it. traffic and weather on the 2s. john elliott has been tracking this weather, and then the system is coming this weekend. >> reporter: i don't know what i was doing over there. looking at maps and stuff, and mary said get over here! i'm ready to go. notice i'm wearing good shoes because you don't want to slip on the puddles. elise has a great point. big puddles.
the showers will rumble through this afternoon. on-again-off-again rain during the course of the afternoon and into and through the weekend. notice the fog out there, and dew points are way up there, and when you don't have the wind, yeah, that low cloud deck just sits there, and the wind in the park right now, south to 21. that is contributing to the warm temperatures we will see around the area. look at that. 74 at jfk. 73 in brooklyn. 73 for staten island as well. hackensack, usually cooler, and comfortable with 73 around the area. mild readings for monticello out to the hamptons, babylon, and the jersey shore. temperature change from day-to- day, it's warmer, and dew point in the 70s, and closer to that, the temperature hits the dew point, and it's fog right in front of your face. that will slow you down ad by the. 75 is a misleading high it may
not be 75 this afternoon. 75 may go down in the books as the high from earlier, and we will see slightly cooler readings into the afternoon. sun is up at 10 to 7. won't see a lot of it during the course of the day today. we will not see a lot of pollen either, and pollen is low over the next few days. happy by-product of the rain. some periods of rain will fill in the rumbles will flirt with the south shore, with the activity through connecticut as well. dutchess county, you're still dealing with the worst worst of it. elsewhere around the area, the break. the front this afternoon, somewhat weak, and we will see between now and lunchtime, a passing shower, and the intensity of the rain will dial down quite a bit through afternoon, and it's actually looking better. gray and damp, and we do not see the heavy rain we dealt with this morning and then notice the showers thursday into friday morning, and then again into the weekend, and we are dealing with joaquin sunday into monday.
that's where we could see more rain and wind as well, and the coolest day is tomorrow and friday, and then you are mid- to upper 60s with the rain risk continuing through the weekend, and even though the worst of the rain is over, it's still slow out there, right, alex? >> yep, lingering effects in brooklyn, a lane on the parkway at fountain here. the eastbound 495 approach to the lincoln tunnel, and delays are back on to not only the new jersey turnpike but route 3 as well. once you make your way through the area, everything is okay at the lincoln tunnel. if you don't want to sit in the traffic trying to get into the city, holland tunnel 15 minute wait, and to the airports in the area, the faa changed the alert i last reported, jfk is experiencing a delay on the arrivals. subway issues due to switch problems.
everything is on or close to schedule. alternate-side parking rules infect citywide. remember to be safe, don't text and drive. over a dozen clarkstown families are without power this morning after a partial building collapse at 9:10 last night. a brick facade crumbled crushing a gas line, and the local electric company and building inspectors were called to the scene. the inspectors deemed it inhabitable, but no injuries were reported there. more controversy over the red light cameras on long island. the man who deliberately broke the law to fight them says they have been tampered with to shorten the yellow lights in an effort to promote ticket revenue. now 100 suffolk county intersections have been timed, and he found a pattern.
seconds, and no camera is 3 seconds. it's trickery and theft. >> aa a says many factors determine the lights. donna shalala has suffered a stroke. bill clinton released the information saying the initial reports are encouraging. donald trump is going after forbes, and the magazine just unvailed the latest list of wealthy americans, and the presidential candidate didn't make the top 10 or top 100. he has pubically calculated his
we have a crash blocking the westbound side of the l.i.e., and as you can see, very heavy delays stretching back to old west bury this is also incredibly heavy through the area, the northern state to the kew gardens. delays back to the new jersey turnpike and route 3. jfq is experiencing ex-- jfk is experiencing an hour and a half delay on arrival. remember to be safe, don't text and drive. joe biden may have liked the ring of it when the foreign miner it of denmark addressed him at a meeting. >> mr. president. vice president, i'm sorry! well could have been, can be, who knows!
the meeting with the prime minister when he asked referred to him as a president, but the meet handgun a serious topic, ways to counter islip. >> could be, potential, if you choose to run. gayle king and charlie rose have a preview coming up. good morning, we are here chatting it up. good to see you both. >> you, too. we are tracking severe weather this morning. the threat that tropical storm joaquin could pose. >> and retailers have one day left to prepare for chip enabled cards. what it means if the stores will be ready. we will talk to the creator of your app where you can buy your lottery ticket on your phone. >> have you bought yours yet? >> i never have in my life. i should. >> charlie, you won the lottery, you're standing next
coming up next. here's what you need to know before you go. a raging fire struck a church in the west brighton section overnight. the building was vacant, and the fire chief says the origin of the fire has been deem the suspicious. firefighters were told to stay out due to the risk of collapse, and one firefighters suffered a minor injuries. today legislation is expected to be passed to crack down on the manufacture of k-2, and it would punish business owners for selling it. penalties would range up to $50,000 and 1 year in prison. a wake will be held today for the new jersey high school football player who died last week. evan murray played in washington township, and an autopsy showed that he died from internal bleeding caused
by a lacerated spleen. trees have fallen around the area, blocking some traffic. look at all this red, never a good sign. it's incredibly heavy on the l.i.e., grand central parkway, the belt parkway to the bqe, and it mimics what your morning commute looks like, and you should give yourself plenty of time. remember to be safe, don't text and drive. john? >> it's problem after problem even though the worst of the rain is out of here. we will see a few more rounds of isolated heavy rain, pushing through suffolk county, continuing to the north as well, and then after a break, we will see more on-and-off rain, and heavy at times thursday, and then friday and saturday, we are watching joaquin. >> we will have another check of news and weather in 25 minutes. >> thank you for watching. i'm mary calvi. >> and i'm chris wragge.
have a great day. captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is wednesday, september 30th, 2055. 2015. welcome to "cbs this morning." we are tracking a potential hurricane threat later this week. bill clinton offers a harsh critique for donald trump. icon ralph lauren is stepping aside as chief executive of his conversation. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. two very serious weather situations. >> a system is dumping a lot of rain on more than a dozen states overnight and we are also watching joaquin.