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lowered to half staff across the country in on on of the supreme court justice antonin scalia. woman speaks out about being attack by two men posing as utility workers. big story on "action news" is today's dangerously cold weather. wind chills, hit the single digits today. >> temperatures will warm up in the coming days but snow remains a possibility for many of us.
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meteorologist in melissa magee is here with the first check of the accu weather forecast, hi there melissa. >> walter and sarah snow is likely later tomorrow and into the evening hours before we get a change over to rain. a lot going on over the next 24 to 48 hours across the delaware and lehigh valleys but that bitter blast of arctic air continues today. the currently just 18 in philadelphia. four in the poconos. twelve in lancaster. along coast in wildwood 18 degrees. we are still dealing with the northwesterly win. factor in the wind chill it feels like just four in lancaster, six for wilmington and dover. current wind chill in philadelphia ten and minus eight current wind chill number in the poconos. we will go from frigid digits to tracking snow, as early as tomorrow. winter weather advisory has been posted for philadelphia. that 95 corridor points to the north and west as well, it goes up at 6:00 a.m. on monday lasting right to 2:00 a.m. on tuesday a period of light to moderate snow will be on the the way. the here's storm tracker six live double scan radar a few features we are tracking for you.
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we have an arctic high pressure overhead keeping things nice and dry. the nice and cold. this ridge of high pressure moves to the east later on tonight and into the day on monday. so you note thinks weak disturbance batch of moisture over the ohio valley. this will streak northward and east ward as we go throughout the overnight hours w that a couple flurries are likely early tomorrow morning but the the main area of low pressure still out across texas. this passed into gulf moisture and cuts west which means we have snow changing over to rain as the day wears on. future tracker six showing you a south to north direction that snow will inundate much of the delaware and lehigh valleys by 2:00 tomorrow afternoon. we will talk about what we can expect and go overtime line for you. in the morning, with the ground still cold, wouldn't be surprised if we had a couple flurries. morning commute is okay but light snow is likely after eight or 9:00 o'clock in the morning. by the afternoon we have steady to moderate snowfall overhead and by the evening, we are tracking a wintry mix, of snow changing over to mixed
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precipitation and then eventually change over to rain late monday night into tuesday w that comes possibility of flooding concerns. a a lot to go over. we have expected snowfall totals and plus how much rain we are expecting in the wake of the snow, sarah with that accu weather seven day. >> melissa, thank you. get latest from accu weather on our web site at six as brutally cold temperatures move out and snow moves in. feel free to follow meteorologist melissa magee on facebook as she posts updates throughout the week. with those temperatures staying warm today can be a challenge but this is the delaware valley so still was not enough to keep people from getting out and about. "action news" reporter trish hartman has more. >> reporter: church goers shielded their faces from the biting wind this morning as they left cathedral of st. peter and paul in center city. for some it is only thing that can pull them from the warmth of home during this cold snap. >> i was in the house all weekend long. so i thought i would go out, go to church and go back home
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and stay in for the rest of the day. >> reporter: some tour rust adjusted their plans once they experienced the, frigid conditions. >> we were not willing to wait in line at independence hall. right. >> too cold. >> little will too cold. >> i think the temperature was, what 17 at the time but felt like four. >> reporter: here on kelly drive, folks that did venture out enjoyed this view of the icy schuylkill river. they say as long as you you keep moving the cold isn't so bad. >> it is real winter experience seeing the ice on the river, you know, feeling that cold. >> eating lighter, so for valentines day, so might as well get calories out. >> reporter: for some couples, valentines day plans were already underway at love park, bundling up for a picture at the love statue. >> freezing, especially in the the shade the with the buildings, it the is cold. >> reporter: rest of the love park was packed with skateboarders. the it was last time they will be able to use the park before it closes for renovations tomorrow. >> just got it for christmas
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with my dad, and about to use it for first couple times out here just trying to stay warm. >> reporter: while wind chill was almost unbearable for many, this visitor says that it is all in what you you are used to. >> i think i like the cold, because in ukraine and russia it is normal. >> reporter: reporting from center city, trish hartman channel six "action news". frigid temperatures caused an icy scene in the aftermath of the six alarm fire that broke out yesterday morning. take a look at how this building is encased in ice. the this was the result of hours of water being sprayed on the fire. the blaze broke out yesterday morning at the commercial building in the 4600 block of griscom street in the frankford section. three people were hurt, including one fire fighter. the cause of the blaze is still under investigation. and fire fighters in chester had a view of both fire and ice this have afternoon right there in delaware county. the fire broke out shortly before 5:00 on the two story twin on the 1100 block of central avenue. it was a two alarm fire.
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short time later because of heavy smoke and bringing in extra crews because of the cold. they quickly doused those flames and nobody was injured. water filing morning for a south philadelphia woman when two men pretending to be utility workers forced their way in to their home and attack her. the "action news" reporter christie let the owe spoke with the victim today, and she joins us live from police headquarters now, christie lleto? >> reporter: well, she tells "action news" that the two men knocked on their door claiming they needed to check her pipes. she turned them away. but when they knocked a second time that is when it took a violent turn. >> they pushed themselves in like this, second guy came in over here, where is the money. >> reporter: stitch necessary her head and blood splattered fleece, painted a picture of the assault that went on in her house this morning. >> with that second guy push my mom down that is when i got really mad. like, you hit my mom. the she's dying.
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then that is when i started, to like try to like take his gun away from him because it was just like a natural instinct that kicked in. i don't care what are you going to go to jail. what? you think you will getaway with this. >> reporter: police say two men posing as utility workers when they forced their way in. one man went upstairs going through her room, other stayed downstairs with her and her mom. she now wonders if she was targeted. >> i don't understand like why they would think that they would come to our house, maybe targeting me because i'm asian, because they just assume that asian people keep money in their house. >> reporter: suspects fled. >> second had blue shirt. >> you have to think so. >> i think they should turn their lives around. >> reporter: now police are in the process of retrieving surveillance footage and if you have any information, contact police. the reporting live, christie
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lleto for channel six a "action news". >> thanks, christie. a woman remains in critical condition after her throat was slashed during a fight outside a bar overnight in mayfair. it happened just before 2:00 a.m. at fiddler's green tavern on the 7300 block of frankford avenue. investigators say she was dancing with another patron when a woman came up and struck her with the beer bottle. the bottle broke but woman kept swinging cutting the victim on her face and neck. she took off and remains on the loose tonight. one man is in critical condition after being shot in the head today in north philadelphia a. investigators say that the 46 year-old victim was found just about two hours ago on the 3100 block of north 15th street. he was rushed to temple university hospital. so far no arrests in this case. new information tonight in that deadly crash on i78 in lebanon county. seventy-three people have now been treated for injuries at 11 different hospitals and now officials a more than 60 reek also were involved. the massive pile up occurred yesterday morning in bethel township. three people were killed,
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after a sudden snow squall quickly and dramatically reduced visibility. flags are at half staff to honor life of the supreme court justice antonin scalia who was found dead yesterday. president obama ordered all flags to be lowered until scalia's intern. scalia passed away in his sleep at a resort in texas. he was born in trenton. he was a staunch voice on the court in the first italian american justice. antonin scalia was 79 years old. in the wake of the just advertise scalia's death a battle is emerging over who should fill his vacant seat. world news sunday has the latest on that coming up at 6:30 right here after "action news". much more to come on "action news" tonight, 21st century love the old fashion romance for a couple for montgomery county. for hundreds of people it was a great the day to hit the boardwalk. good reason these folks pushed for a chilly afternoon run. flyers in the big apple to face rangers, jeff skversky has that and more in sports when "action news" comes right
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hundreds of runners from hitting the boardwalk in the the sea isle city in the name of the awe advertise am wear necessary. they added as many layers as possible to take part in the eighth annual, mike's seafood polar bear run this benefits the organization called autism speaks. other autism support groups and families with special need children. the franklin institute's giant heart was perfect place for a special valentines day message, gift of life organ donor program celebrated those who got a second chance, courtesy of heart transplants, and to use that platform to encourage others to become organ conors. one recipient said that she has since become a competitive athlete swimming in transplant games all around the world and her hope is that her story will inspire others to be donors as well. >> others are giving something of themselves today, medford, new jersey. the action cam was at vfw post 4677 for a blood drive.
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it was aimed at closing the gap in the region's blood shortage. the drive honored the late kathy poposo during her long battle with multiple myeloma a kathy relied on blood donors again and again but she gave back and organized drives which benefited many others. a montgomery county couple is proving it the is never too late to say i do. anita smuck letter and ralph brook are both widowed after a combined 109 years of marriage. then they met on a on line dating service in 2008. the two hit it off right away and been together ever since. >> suddenly there we were living together. before you knew it. >> i don't believe we ever thought about this. >> last year they married becoming latest in the line of couples, to wed in their 90's. she says it is kind, considerate nature attracted her right away. he alleged her positive spirit and add she's great arm candy.
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jeff skversky has a check on sports. the flyers feeling some love today on valentines day. >> we'll see, we'll see. they are six out of the the playoff spot. it is a big one tonight in new york in the big apple. the it is valentines day, there is love in the air, and, except between the flyers and rangers. what is new? new york currently mad at wayne simmonds because he gave rangers all-star ryan mcdonough a concussion last week even. the flyers have bigger problems to worry about retaliation tonight. they are fighting for the playoffs, again, six out, coming into play. they lost four out of five since losing to the rangers last saturday where they allowed a goal near the final seconds. >> yeah, i definitely think it hurts. it is games like that you have to find a way, and that goal with 12 seconds, you know, playing in new york, they are tough games but they are fun
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games too. pretty easy to get up and play that game. >> as hockey players we have a short memory and focus on the next game ahead. it will be a real tough test sunday night. >> it may feel like minus ten outside, but we have photographic proof spring is in the air. phillies spring training is just days away, pitchers and catchers report wednesday. today their baseball's hats, gloves arrived in sunny clearwater, florida where it is 70 degrees. phillies new look roster business to arrive as well along with manager pete mccann on who had that interim tag removed. >> as a manager taking over first day of spring training you put your fingerprint on what the team is going to louisiana i can and how to get to the point where you want to be at. the so, it is strange, at this level, for me but i'm looking forward to it. >> will well, doug pederson follow in andy reid's footsteps by drafting a franchise caliber quarterback
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in this years draft? it is among topics on the table, the eagles coach, for the eagles coach, going into this season his first year but that is not the biggest piece of advice big red, gave peterson. >> he said just be your self, and that is something that echoes in my head all the time, you know, be who you are. don't be anybody that you are not. i just go do it and be myself and be transparent, opened, honest and let's see what happens. >> more with pederson tonight on "action news" sports sunday, after "action news" at 11:00 at 11:45. college hoops for a team that likely needs some love from the selection commit thee to make the tournament, temple needs to help themselves too while wednesday's date with number one ranked villanova is a big one they cannot overlook today. temple, has lots have love for john cheyney, 1991 team that went to elite eight were honored against south florida. owls come out, flying, only here, he drives the basket and foul.
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temple up 15 early. end of the half how about jamal mcmurray, from half court. wow. temple up by nine at the half. after the break temple takes over. daniel single, slams it down, temple wins 77-65. that is a season high, five straight. so next up for owls number one ranked villanova, two-zero since being new ranked last week at number one. the last night villanova escaped a major upset overcoming a ugly first half against saint john's where they shot zero for 11 from deep. the 22-three cats will need to be better against the red hot owls. >> every year we play temple, it is a challenge. when the schedule comes out and you see it is in the middle of the conference play you just know it will be even bigger. >> temple is fighting to make the ncaa tournament, a win over villanova and that may get them in. >> absolutely. >> thanks, jeff.
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we have dealt with the brutal cold and now some snow is on the way to start your workweek. >> taking a live look at penns landing from sky six, ice skater, i don't know how they are doing it, it is cold out there clearly enjoying frigid temperatures. the meteorologist melissa magee has the exclusive accu weather seven day forecast when "action news" comes right back.
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celebration of the chinese new year today in philadelphia's chinatown section. parade kicked off at 11:00 and wound among ninth and tenth street as hundreds of spectators looked on. celebrations actually started
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back on monday, this is the year of the monkey. time for a check of the accu weather forecast with meteorologist melissa a magee and boy, was it cold again today. >> it was coldest specially early this morning with sub zero wind chills. we will go from frigid digits well below average to snow. >> it almost felt like windows are opened it is so cold. you can just feel it so cold. >> brace yourself for the cold, right, plus some snow and then some rain. we have a little bit to go, guys. here is storm tracker six double scan radar no issues with precipitation but this picture will change this time tomorrow. it is earlier he depending on your location. we will show you outside sky six live in hd from our temple university camera. looking at portions of the center city sky line. we have partly cloudy skies but cloud will continue to build in, and thicken as night wears on. high today in philadelphia 20 degrees. well below average of 44 this time of the year but earlier this morning we did have a wind chill advisory that has since expired.
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problem however temperatures are still in the teens. it is 18 currently in philadelphia with the wind chill of 10 degrees. four in the poconos. minus eight is your current feels like number. fourteen in reading. along the coast in wildwood coming in at 18 degrees. changes however are coming overnight tonight and into tomorrow morning. here is satellite six with action radar we have a partly cloudy sky, clouds will continue to build in and thicken. couple features we are tracking here. high pressure overhead right now which is why it is cold and why it is dry. the out to the west across the ohio valley, a little bit of snow that will continue to work eastward overnight tonight and then a threat of the couple flurries early tomorrow morning. but the main precipitation that we are tracking is still developing. we have an area of low pressure over texas that taps into a lot the of moisture. this will cut west ward across our region. once that occurs we have the snow at the on set tomorrow and then quickly changing over to rain. call from accu weather for rest of tonight increasing clouds with some pretty frigid, 4 degrees and overnight low will drop down
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to 13 in philadelphia with that easterly win. we will time out precipitation for you early tomorrow morning future tracker six showing you at 6:00 in the morning it the is mostly cloudy. we are okay for that morning commute but as that moisture continues to streak northward and eastward i wouldn't be surprised if we had a couple flurries flying around especially given the fact that temperatures have been well below average the in the single digits those sub zero wind chills. 2:30 tomorrow afternoon we are tracking that light to moderate snow across much of the delaware and lehigh valleys which is why that winter weather advisory has been posted. so as far as expected snowfall across the region coating to an inch for ocean, burlington, and southern camden and gloucester counties. nothing for cape may. atlantic county. but inland, along that i-95 corridor one to 3 inches of snowfall, likely especially as you move north and west. poconos, you can see three plus inches of snow but overall across our region we are calling for one to 3 inches. that is the initial wave that moves through. then we will get a period of changing from snow over to
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milk precipitation. future tracker six showing you 4:00 p.m. tomorrow note that is mixed line approaching areas and southern burlington, also atlantic, down through cape may counties as well, still snow at 4:00 o'clock for inland locations but by 6:00 p.m. that snow and mixed line is approaching philadelphia and that i-95 corridor, rain to the south, still snow to the the north and west. the by 8:00 o'clock tomorrow night we have a quick transition, from that mixed precipitation over to rain, and then it looks to be a good soaking as that storm system cuts up to the west and we will tap into a southeasterly wind, as we get that milder air coming in off the atlantic. good soaking on the way as early as tuesday morning right through the afternoon hour. couple of key take away points. something to keep in mind tomorrow and likely tuesday, the ground is frozen. temperatures have been well below average. so the snow will accumulate fairly quickly especially on any untreated surfaces. we have got that mix, throughout the evening hours tomorrow, and then changing over to rain. we can find three-quarters to an inch and a half of rainfall
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tomorrow and then flooding, on poor drainage areas and small streams overnight monday and into tuesday, as the temperatures rise. the exclusive accu weather seven day forecast showing you snow to mix to rain tomorrow, high of 36, and 35 the overnight low as these temperatures creep on up. heavy rain on tuesday, flooding a big concern, with a high of 56. on wednesday, mostly cloudy, a couple of showers are possible and in at 48. it is cold on thursday, 39, and then it is not bad as we get the in to friday and saturday with possibility of rain with temperatures backup in the the 40's and 50's. we're tracking snow and flooding, as well tomorrow. >> interesting day tomorrow. >> yes. >> thanks, melissa. abc world news sunday next on channel have six. don't miss "action news" at ten on p hl17 tonight. we're right back here on 11:00 . for melissa magee, jeff skversky and sarah bloomquist, i'm walter perez. we will see you right back here at 11:00 o'clock.
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welcome to "world news tonight." remembering justice antonin scalia. and now, the battle to replace him. the conservative titan of america's highest court. brilliant, sharp, provocative. his sudden death in an election year. obama vowing to appoint his successor. the republicans saying no way. the new justice could shape the supreme court for a generation. southern brawl. the fiery republican debate in south carolina, the next primary state. the rowdiest, loudest, and angriest yet. >> the world trade center came down during your brother's reign. remember that. arctic express. the bitter blast of sub-freezing cold. bone-chilling and dangerous. the whiteouts. the accidents. and the new winter storm on the move. 100 million people in the way. and, deadly stunt? the zooming car.


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