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everything you need to know as we inch closer to christmas day. reporter vern odom is following holiday dinner preparations adam joseph tracking traffic and melissa magee has latest. >> we're tracking that moisture overhead. periods of rain you've been dealing with that for most of the day. storm tracker 6 live double scan radar showing you things are starting to thin out just a little bit for that 95 corridor and areas to the north and west. you can see down across south jersey we're still dealing with some light rainfall so we'll go in a little tighter on storm tracker 6 live double scan street level showing you portions of atlantic county. you see along route 30 just to the south there of egg harbor we have some light to moderate pockets of rainfall. even to the south of hammonton along route 322. i want o to show you another cluster down across areas west of atlantic county, you could see things are starting to
thin out across philadelphia right along that 95 corridor. another batch of moisture will move through as we get into the overnight hours and into the wee hours of the morning on thursday. rainfall we've seen so far more than an inch and a half of rain there in millville. more than an inch in dover. close to three-quarters of an inch of rainfall for lancaster and philadelphia .64-inches of rain there in allentown. visibility, it is a big concern if you're doing some traveling. the good news, the visibility has come up just a little bit in philadelphia where we are dealing with just some light showers. but still low for reading, down to 1.3 miles and down to but still low for reading, down to 1.7 in the poconos. we'll talk about what we can expect for the rest of this evening. still some leftover showers to contend with now right through midnight. ponding on the roads. travel delays an issue as well and as we get into late tonight close to midnight we're tracking near record warmth. we'll talk about all those details with the full exclusive "action news" cast. >> thank you.
in the meantime many people are spending this christmas eve traveling and the weather did slow things down at the airport this morning. clouds and fog caused airlines to delay flights but unlike the day before thanksgiving, christmas eve is not a very busy day for airlines so many were able to reduce the number of aircraft flying in and out of philadelphia. "action news" spoke with one traveler who had a very good reason to today. >> surprising my family. i'm from costa rica originally, i'm a very proud citizen of the united states now but i'm surprising them. i'm excited about the whole thing but i'm traveling the whole day and it's going to be a great time. >> i bet it is. well, most delays at the airport were resolved about an hour ago but you should follow up with your airline if you are flying out tonight or waiting on a loved one to arrive. >> and if you're planning to travel on the roads tonight, some streets and highways have stayed busy all day. >> let's go live to matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center with the very latest on on the commute this evening.
hey, matt. >> reporter: about an hour left in most of the area malls rick and sharrie. if you're trying to get that last minute shopping done in the saint nick of time this evening you're going to run into some delays on the way to the mall like this on 95 in delco, northbound side it's getting better but still backed up here by 322 headed up towards 320. an earlier accident this afternoon got us off to a bad start here on 95. that accident is gone but there's another one in delaware that's certainly not gone. in fact, just the shoulder is squeezing by the scene along 495 northbound at route 13 dupont highway. it's causing big delays to spill back onto 95 where from 273 on up to 495 you're looking at speeds in the teens i would stay local through new castle county instead tonight like maybe up on route two kirkwood highway. in winslow township by the dunkin' donuts watch out for a crash along williamstown road. a crash in solebury bucks county along green hill road at river road. downed wires in perkasie blocking callowhill street. walnut street gets you around that. we'll check it again rick and
sharrie in the next half hour. >> we'll see you then. >> thanks matt. >> one place people are traveling to tonight is christmas eve mass and you're looking live at the service under way right now at the cathedral basilica of saints peter and paul in center city. mass ends at 7:30 tonight. there will be a midnight mass here as well. >> long lines have been the theme at supermarkets today. many people were scrambling to pick up just one more thing to make christmas dinner perfect. >> "action news" reporter vern odom is live in bala cynwyd now with more on the final preparations for christmas dinner tomorrow. vernon. >> reporter: good evening, rick. in the spirit of giving i thought i would provide and give a little poetry tonight. twas the night before christmas and throughout this town, shoppers have been accident occur i didn't know all, scurrying around. braving the showers trying to operate within tight store hours. >> happy holiday at this high volume acme in lower merion it's been a very busy day as shoppers load up on all the fixings for tomorrow's big
christmas dinners. linda jones has 20 people coming over including children and grandchildren. >> turkey, ham, candied sweets pot roast and going to have macaroni and cheese, just the works. >> reporter: at this shop rite in west philly, you would have thought a major snowstorm was hours away. it was just the blizzard of christmas eve shoppers preparing for the you'll tied feast. >> i have kale greens, collards and celery and potatoes and yams. this is my last little bit of stuff high to grab. i'm making cornish hens and a roast, potato salad, baked macaroni and cheese. >> turkey roast beef macaroni collard greens, sweet potatoes as usual. >> you do it every year. >> every year. >> reporter: the hours ahead is an emotional and sacred time and they have traditions. >> i'm making sweet potato pie
and lasagna. my mother passed away on christmas. this is our way of bringing in christmas -- i'm about to start crying -- about bringing in christmas in her memory. >> reporter: back in bala cynwyd the spirit of feliz navidad is contagious. >> i'm doing at the last minute shop for the chicken satay we're making, we're doing some ribs today and sour cream and cheese just in case it doesn't work out we got that some pepto bismol. >> reporter: he might have a good idea there. live in bala cynwyd, bern none odom channel6 "action news." >> thanks for that poem. [laughter] >> the highlight of christmas dinner is oftentimes the desert and the action cam was there as people stocked up on sweet treats at denny's delicacies in north philadelphia. some folks walked out with whatever they could carry. the bakery stayed busy all day
baking cup cakes cakes and other delicious items. >> ♪ >> that's philadelphia famous timmy kelly serenading shoppers port richmond today. it was a welcome treat as shoppers picked up a variety of baked goods for the bakery that's known for its special counter pike. >> and we are sharing our christmas spirit with you on the "action news" facebook page. pictures, videos holiday tradition they are just what some of fans of our facebook page can get. make sure you're getting everything that we have to offer by liking our page. it's facebook.com/6abcaction news. >> in other news tonight philadelphia police are searching for the person who beat, shot and robbed a man in the logan section of the city this morning. just after 1:30 a.m. someone attacked a 44-year-old man at the intersection of ogontz and olney avenues. he was shot once in the side. the attackers took a hundred dollars and got away.
the victim is now in stable condition at einstein medical center. well, the holiday will be a very difficult one for one philadelphia family. they lost a loved one in a hit and run accident and police are pleading with the public for information for the driver responsible. "action news" reporter david henry is live at police headquarters tonight with the details. >> reporter: philadelphia police are hoping tipsters will come forward to help them solve this one, the cold hearted hit and run accident has left a south philadelphia family in anguish this christmas eve. >> if anybody can please help, if you're a mother you'll know what i'm going through. please. >> reporter: anna pozzi lost one of her four children last night. 33-year-old theresa pozzi was run down by a hit and run driver left for dead on the side of the road. it happened on the 8100 block of state road around 5:20 just after dark. witnesses say theresa made it
halfway across the street. >> i saw her like walk up to the center line and then she was gone. >> reporter: theresa suffered massive head injuries and was pronounced dead about an hour later. investigation officers were back at the scene today looking for video surveillance footage from the businesses lining state road. they're looking for a dark colored tow truck or pickup truck. theresa's family is hoping for her sake they find it. >> she was a good person, a good heart. she's my child's godmother. >> reporter: her family says theresa had been visiting her boyfriend in prison. they say she battled drug addiction for years but she had been making progress in therapy hadn't turned her life around. >> she was working towards a better life and her life got cut short. >> reporter: theresa had been planning to spend christmas with her family. the star on top of the tree brings no joy this year, only reminding them of their loss. they take comfort only in the fact that witnesses stopped and tried to keep theresa warm
until the ambulance arrived. >> did not leave my daughter on the side of the road like she was nothing. i thank you very, very much from the bottom of my heart. >> reporter: the heartless driver remains at large tonight. the truck that hit theresa lost at least one headlight and probably has other front end today. if you know a vehicle like that with fresh damage, the police want you to call 911 right away. live at police headquarters, david henry, channel6 "action news." sharrie. >> okay, david thanks. let's hope detectives can make progress. it's a bittersweet holiday season for a family who suffered a great loss earlier this year but some volunteers are trying to make eight little bit brighter. santa claus made a visit today to the surviving children of keisha williams. their mother and three of their siblings were struck and killed by a stolen vehicle back in july. well, today santa and his helpers brought presents to help get christmas start add little bit early.
>> we're just very happy with all the support that we have to accomplish this and give the family a little bit of a special christmas because they're going to be missing other important family members. >> keach shah's mother now cares for the remaining children. the family says this show of generosity was greatly appreciated. >> and there's much more still to come on "action news" tonight. there are new details on the health of former president george h.w. bush who was hospitalized yesterday. the very late of the coming up. >> and in health check, we will introduce you to the man who was able to enjoy his son's first christmas thanks to a very special donation. >> we will check back in with melissa magee for a closer look at the holiday forecast when "action news" at 5:00 continues in just a moment. >> ♪
experiencing shortness of breath. doctors are keeping him in the hospital for observation. a close family friend tells abc news that he is doing fine. >> health check tonight. hundreds of hospitals including some in our area are facing penalties for high rates of medical errors and infections. health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman has the list from the "action news" big board. >> the list includes 721 hospitals. there are more than a dozen in our area including some of the big name hospitals. the hospital of the university of pennsylvania, thomas jefferson hospital and albert einstein medical center among others. now medicare payments to these hospitals will be lowered by 1 percent this year. it's based on the right infections and other patient injuries. but despite this overall all hospitals are improving. the number of mistakes has dropped 17 percent in the past three years. some say the penalties send a mixed message because some
hospitals are better at detecting infections. we have statements from some of the penalized hospitals on 6abc.com. and on a lighter note the holidays are a time for giving and thanks to a very special gift, one man is able to enjoy his son's first christmas. last winter 30-year-old andriy taub started having shortness of breath and was exhausted. doctors found he had an enlarged heart and his condition got worse. but at the same time, andy got some exciting yet scary news. he was going to be a dad. >> for most of it there was that fear. i still going to be here, you know, how serious is this. >> reporter: unfortunately it was serious. he and his wife went to the cleveland clinic for a second opinion and learned andy needed a new heart fast. >> they were saying they didn't expect him to live long enough to get a transplant. he was that bad. >> reporter: three days
later, andy was on the transplant waiting list. three days after that, he got his new heart. andy says it saved his life and his family and no gift will ever top this one. >> if not for my organ donor i wouldn't be here. i wouldn't, you know, have been able to meet my son. >> having him home and healthy and happy, you know, it's a blessing. >> reporter: andy is six months out from his transplant surgery. he is doing very well and is looking forward to going back to work as a sign language interpreter in the new year. rick and sharrie, truly is the gift of life. >> nice story. thank you ali. >> quick break. back. stay with us. >> ♪
>> ♪ >> after coming under fire from actors politicians and even the president, sony pictures has done an about face and released the controversial movie "the interview." well, today it's available to rent online and tomorrow it will open in several hundred theaters across the country. sony cancel the opening in the
wake of a hacking attack and threats against theaters. the movie is a satire about an assassination plot against north korea's leader. well, it will open in several theaters in our area andy including the penn cinema at the riverfront in wilmington. >> local barbers took a break from cutting hair to give out gifts this christmas eve. the action cam was there as the owners of black visionary designers barber salon distributed coats to anyone who needed one in wilmington. the salon start add coat drive more than six years ago because 33 wanted to do more for the community. people young and old lined up to get coats today. it is a tradition organizers plan to continue for years to come. it was a christmas eve party for families who have struggled all year long but not today. this was the seventh annual gifts from heaven christmas extravaganza at the shepherd recreation center in west philadelphia. various low income families were invited to celebrate the holiday with fun food and even break dancing.
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>> time now for the accuweather forecast. we go over now to meteorologist melissa magee and of course some families traveling and others want to know what the weather will be like. >> sharrie and rick we're tracking showers right now. the good news is the heaviest that of rain on this christmas eve is starting to move off to the north and east. there's another batch that swings in overnight. christmas day we have improvement on the way. high temperature early today in philadelphia coming in at 57 degrees, average for this time of year is 42. the record 64 set back in 1990. so, check out these temperatures right now. we're pick up southerly wind so with that southerly wind overhead currently in philadelphia we're sitting at 63. so, right now we're just 1 degree shy of record territory. 64 in dover. currently millville coming in at 61 degrees. we're in millville already we've seen more than an inch and half of rainfall. the 50's for both allentown and reading at this hour. check out the winds. current wind speeds across the region sustained anywhere from 3 miles per hour in allentown
but 8 miles per hour in beach haven and 17 miles per hour wind speeds in atlantic city so things are starting to mix out meaning visibility for some locations isn't as bad as it was earlier this afternoon with that southerly wind it is nice and mild overhead. here's satellite6 along with action radar. you can see the first batch of showers and the heavy pockets of rain lifting off to our north and east. we've got a break on the way for the rest of the evening and the early half of tonight but then the actual cold front out across ohio valley swings through as we get into the overnight hours and first thing tomorrow morning and with that a little bit more moisture to track. so, future tracker 6 showing you midnight if you're heading out for midnight services just a few leftover showers on this christmas eve. as we get into the overnight hours 3:30 in the morning that's when the cold front moves through so some rain even a rumble of thunder is likely with these temperatures with that southerly wind in the lower 60's. as we get into christmas day, 7:30 in the morning it's just a few leftover showers down across coastal sections of n lots of clouds around. clouds will break for some sunshine as we go throughout
the day tomorrow. so what to expect. right through midnight leftover showers, areas of fog. it will stay mild. midnight right through 6 o'clock in the morning for christmas day periods of rain, a thunderstorm will be around with that front moving on through. then turning breezy as we get into christmas day. breezes turn into gusty winds by the afternoon. here's your forecast for christmas. mild with some sunshine, gusts up to 40 to 45 miles per hour. high temperature tomorrow coming in at 53 degrees. and your five day at 5:00 showing you gusty winds, high temperatures in the lower 50's. on friday, it's sunny and nice with a high temperature of 50 degrees. saturday not bad for late december. sunshine and clouds and at 54, nice and mild. we'll stay at 50 on sunday, clouds and a few showers late in the day on sunday. monday much cooler and at 42. so, still a few showers to deal with for the rest of today. christmas day we do have some improvement on the way. hopefully it's a good holiday for you both. i'll send it back over your way. >> thank you melissa. >> thank you melissa. taking a quick break.
>> hello again. monica is off. sharrie williams joining us tonight here's what's happening on "action news" this afternoon. as we endure rain and wind other parts of the country are as we endure rain and wind ravaged parts of the south. also sony's "the interview" is the hottest movie ticket around the country despite warnings of violence from north korean hackers and a philadelphia woman is honoring her mother's memory by bringing christmas spirit to those who need it the most. >> we're continuing to track a christmas eve storm that's battering our region with rain. >> and it's making traveling to your holiday destination a little tricky tonight. >> meteorologist melissa magee is at the "action news" big board with the latest from double scan radar. hi, melissa. >> hi sharrie. on double scan radar you can see on storm tracker 6 we have rainfall still overhead. things are starting to thin out for some reason but for areas in south jersey some light showers overhead. we'll go in a hillside on storm tracker 6 live double scan street level along route 40 just to the east there in
elmer some light rain overhead. same thing along route 30 there close to mays landing atlantic city, down through sea isle city as well we do have in some light showers overhead. there's another batch of moisture that will move through during the overnight hours with the actual front. that comes on in. visibility, we are starting to see some improvement because the moisture is moving out and winds are starting to pick up as the heaviest moves out as well. down to two and half miles in reading and the visibility reduced to just a half a mile in lancaster and we're up to 1.3 miles in the poconos. let's talk about the travel because a lot of people are out on this christmas eve. if you're expecting someone, we do have some delays in philadelphia up to 110 minutes but at boston's logan down to new york city's? fk and la guardia down into reagan and dulles in washington, d.c. we get the green light so the only place across the eastern seaboard and more specifically here in philadelphia. the other part of the story is that it is mild. temperatures right now are in the 60's. we'll let you know if that warmth holds on for christmas
day in our exclusive accuweather forecast. rick. >> melissa thank you. in many parts of the nation people are cleaning up from damaging storms today. in mississippi four people were killed and thousands were left without power. dozens of homes and businesses were today. state -- were damaged. state officials say it may have been a tornado but officials haven't confirmed that yet. >> tried to outrun this monster storm. it shook us like a rag doll. >> parts of the midwest snow is the problem there. this scene is from wisconsin. several inches fell giving the northwest part of the state a potential for a white christmas tomorrow. and we invite you to check out the new features we've added to the storm tracker 6 app. you can now report your weather yourself. tap the icon matching your current conditions and add your own photo. also share a digital postcard using a photo from your mobile device. select your favorite weather pic and share it with your family and friends. download or update your storm tracker 6 app right now to get
these new great features. >> well, let's head over to matt pelman see how the rain is treating the roads as people head home tonight. >> he's live in the "action news" traffic center with the latest. >> rick and sharrie i love to spread the holiday joy but that's been tough with the wet conditions and the accidents that resulted from them. luck in new castle county the crash i had been talking about on 495 northbound by dupont highway is completely gone. all lanes reopened. we're still trying to recover with speeds just around 16 miles per hour coming north on 95 headed towards 495. should be back in business there shortly. and things back to normal now on septa's route 15 trolley after some earlier problems but don't forget we're running on a modified weekday schedule on all of septa today with a full-fledged holiday schedule going into effect tomorrow. meanwhile in bucks county solebury township bad crash along green hill road at river road. also one in springfield township bucks county along 212 at peppermint road. can't write this stuff.
meanwhile this is the schuylkill expressway at conshohocken. sluggish westbound traffic from time to time. damp roadway but over all it's not too bad along the schuylkill at santa's favorite interchange. consohohocken. merry christmas rick and sharrie. >> going to be a painful christmas. >> matt, thanks. sony's controversial film "the interview" is sell out in independent theaters across the can country. abc's emmitt miller has the story from los angeles tonight >> hello, north korea. >> reporter: by popular demand the controversial comedy about the assassination of kim jong-un is available today on demand. sony says it reached out to google microsoft and other partners last wednesday december 17th when it became clear our initial release plans were not possible. those initial plans were thwarted after the studio pulled the film amid threats of violence. yesterday sony reauthorized the christmas day release
leading to sold out box officers at more than 200 theaters nationwide. >> my opportunity to fight terrorism on christmas day. i have very little concern about an attack but i don't think we'll be stupid about it. the movie stars are celebrating. james franco writes victory. >> they came out. >> for drinks. >> like to dinner. >> reporter: this was president obama's response to sony's pulling "the interview" last week. >> i think they made a mistake. >> reporter: and this is the white house this morning saying the change of heart allows people to make their own choices about the film and we welcome that outcome. >> we got "the interview." >> reporter: the fbi is encouraging the public to remain vigilant and report suspicious activity to law enforcement. according to the director of the national counter terrorism center. >> there's no indication this is a credible threat at this point. >> and that was abc's emmett miller reporting. world news tonight with david muir will have much more on the release of the interview as well as the strong storms that are impacting much of the
country this christmas eve. you can watch that following "action news" at 6:00. at least seven people suffered injuries when a city trash truck and septa bus collided late this afternoon. the action cam was at broad and callowhill minutes after the crash. the injured were taken to hahnemann and jefferson university hospitals but none of the injuries are believed to be serious. >> two philadelphia police officers are recovering tonight after a crash with another police cruiser in north philadelphia. cruisers were responding to a call and collided at the intersection. the officers were taken to temple hospital for treatment of minor injuries. authorities are looking for the two men who robbed a convenience store in kensington tonight. happened inside of the friday's mini mart. surveillance cameras were rolling. they demanded money from the clerk and once they had it they took off. no one was hurt but authorities want to get these
two men off the street before they strike again. investigators are also looking for two men who wore female muslim clothing to rob a germantown food market. this is surveillance video from inside the germantown market on the 2600 block of germantown avenue. police say one of the suspects hit an employee several times in the head with a handgun. the robbers got away with cash and cigarettes. if you have any information, you're asked to call philadelphia police. >> and an intense fire destroyed a sadsbury township chester county home today. an "action news" viewer sent us these photos of the fire fight. this happened at a home on old wilmington road just south of route 30. the flames and heat were so intense that the structure actually collapsed. no one was home at the time and the cause is still under investigation. delaware fire investigators have determined that a stove being used to heat an apartment sparked the big fire at the valley run apartments in claymont sunday night. detectives say items left near the stove caught fire and
quickly spread damaging 15 apartments on butternut court. residents whose apartments were damaged or destroyed are being housed in other available units in that same complex. >> and still to come on "action news" tonight, it was crunch time across the region today to pick up those essential holiday eats and sweets and one philadelphia hot spot was hopping with activity. we'll show you. >> plus, a local woman is making sure those who are without their families this christmas get a heavy helping of holiday cheer. and melissa is in for adam tonight. hi, melissa. >> hi, sharrie. heaviest of the rainfall lifting offer to our north and east. we're for the most part drive. there's another cluster off to our west that moves in overnight and for the first half of christmas day improvement is on the way. details with the accuweather forecast. >> melissa in sports jeff sixers news when "action news" comes right back. >> first here is a holiday greeting from one of our local troops serving overseas.
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>> a live look at the christmas eve services going on at the cathedral basilica peter paul. there is another vigil mass at 7:30 and christmas mass at midnight. while so many of us are surrounded by family and friends on christmas day tomorrow there are those spending the holiday in the hospital. today they received a bit of holiday cheer. kelly green hand delivered gift bags to patients at einstein medical center's transplant unit. kelly's mom was a transplant recipient who was hospitalized on christmas day several years ago. it was an especially lonely time for both mother and daughter. kelly says many patients feel isolated and even a small gift can make all the difference. >> my mom as a transplant patient herself spent most of her time in isolation and
without an immune system you often times can't have the visitors that you normally would have on any other floor in the hospital and so it was challenging. >> kells mother passed away two years ago. many of the patients were visit and gifts brightened their day. >> great to see that. the eagles may be out of the playoffs but they're still looking for a w against the giants sunday to end the season on a winning note. jeff skversky live in the action oaks news sports center with more. >> hi, jeff. >> eagles coach chip kelly not ready to announce his starting quarterback for next season. were where asked about nick foles' future he said he'll evaluate it in the off season. for now kelly is only worried about the new york giants. mark sanchez will get the start for the eagles in this meaningless regular season finale zinn against the g men. since taking over for the injured foles sanchez has the most turnovers in football. among the reasons the eagles are not going to the playoffs. running back lesean mccoy has said this was a waste of a
season. >> it's tough. i think every year you try to strive to get to the playoffs and get there and hopeful value nice little run get a chance to get in the super bowl. that's something i've always thought of and always dreamed about doing. just got to keep go. i think we have the pieces to get there but so far i came up short. >> i want it so bad, man. so, i'm going to continue to do what i can to help this organization get to that point and i'm going to continue to make myself a better player, come back even stronger and bigger next year. >> it's christmas eve and, yes, it is hard to believe the eagles have not won since the last holiday. that's right. thanksgiving. so what in the world went wrong here the last three weeks? here's the espn's ron jaworski. >> ♪ >> number one thing, football is a team game and it takes an
efficient effort by every single player and every is this goal coach to be successful in the national football league week in and week out. the margin for error is miniscule in the nfl and if you make mistakes, if you continue to turn the football over, if you continue to give up plays, if you continue to have penalties eventually that camps up with you. the last three weeks it's caught up to the eagles. >> well, you know the sixers are in a holiday mood all right. believe it or not the sixers who lost their first 17 games of the season have actually won back to back games for the first time all season. even head coach brett brown calls it an unlikely win last night against the heat. it's a meltdown for miami thanks to the sixers. how about kj mcdarnels. come back from down 23 despite only having eight players. they slammed the door on miami. heat star dwyane wade says it doesn't get any worse than this. finally insane finish to the
bahamas bowl today. central michigan down 35 with 12 minutes to go they come back against western kentucky. no time left. final play down one score. central michigan's quarterback cooper rush to jessie sproul and watch the insanity. lateral, six different guys touch ball 75 yards for the touchdown: 35 straight points. unreal. they're down one. all they needed to do was kick an extra point to force overtime. they go for two. they don't get it. they blow it. all they had to do was kick the extra point. central michigan loses to western kentucky by one and you heard the entire news room here screaming for that unbelievable. you go there far and lose the unbelievable. sharrie back to you in the studio. >> yeah, big game then fought back. jeff, thanks. shoppers only had a few hours today to pick up those must have goodies for under the tree and their holiday feast. "action news" was at a very packed reading terminal market this morning.
customers strolled up and down the aisles grabbing all sorts of ingredients for their christmas eve and christmas day dinners. of course no celebration would be complete without something sweet. glen mueller the owner of chocolate by mueller says they've been really busy the entire month. >> christmas eve is usually pretty hectic. it starts with a bang first thing in the morning. except for today with the weather it was a little off. it usually fizzles out around 4 o'clock. >> it's any other just food that was a must get item at reading terminal today. specialty shops offered all sorts of gifts for that special someone. the sights and smells of the season filled varallo brothers bakery on south tenth street. shoppers lined up each looking for their favorites. >> can't get enough of the cookies. >> i really enjoy the chocolate ball cookies here. they're really rich and i really enjoy eating them. but my parents only let me get a couple of them so i got to
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>> nice pictures there online and this will be a good time to see what gifts you guys have gotten me for the holidays. >> always like that, right? >> i'm learning. >> nothing? >> well, santa is coming, so, you know. >> a few more hours. >> maybe santa doesn't have a something. >> soggy, wet, dry, i'll take it. >> , see that for the most part the heavy rain is starting to move out to our north and east but the cold front has yet to come through. once that moves through overnight there will be another batch of showers on the way. we'll go in a little tighter. storm tracker 6 live double scan radar you can see light rain from surf city to oceanville atlantic city down
to ocean city and sea isle city. things are starting to thin out as far as moisture is concerned off to our west but again as i said there's another batch that moves through overnight. we'll show you the picture outside. the action cam was outside earlier today looking at rittenhouse square and you can see a lot of people out maybe doing some last minute christmas shopping. they had their umbrellas and their rain gear overhead and you probably want to keep that close by if perhaps you're heading out later on this evening or maybe attending some midnight services. checking out some of the temperatures currently in philadelphia, it is mild. 63 degrees, 61 in wilmington. trenton 56. along the coast in beach haven 54. not bad in the poconos, the upper 40's. 50 for allentown and reading at this hour. in the city we're sitting in the lower 60's, 1 degree shy of record territory here. the record 64 set back in 1990 and that's the record to watch for the rest of tonight and first thing tomorrow morning. allentown in the lower 60's, record dates that you had for this day, temperature in the lower 60's for trenton,
wilmington and atlantic city. we have to watch out for those records. here's satellite6 along with action radar. there's the batch of moisture lifting off to our north and east so lots of clouds, a few leftover showers for the rest of the evening hours. then as you get into the overnight hours right through the ohio valley there's the cold front that moves through so once that swings through, there could be a little bit more in the way of pockets of heavier rainfall overnight. we'll show that to you. future tracker 6 showing you around midnight around midnight mass if you're heading out or you're just out on the town we have a few leftover showers. it is mostly cloudy. then that front moves through 2:30 in the morning. you could see the rain moving on through with the cold front and maybe even a rumble of thunder with these temperatures nice and mild. 7:30 in the morning for christmas day showers move out and clouds will break for some sunshine. so here's the setup for us. as we we say merry christmas on thursday, clouds and sunshine. winds will pick up on the backside of this storm we're tracking gusting anywhere from 40 to 45 miles per hour. 9:00 a.m. that temperature of 52.
we'll stay in the lower 50's also a we get into 1 o'clock in the afternoon, in the upper 40's at 5 o'clock in the evening. here's the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast. on thursday, gusty winds. tomorrow for christmas day we'll start to dry out. high temperature up to 53 degrees. on friday, for kwanzaa sunny and nice, high temperature in at 50. not bad on saturday. sunshine and clouds. it is a mild day, up to 54 degrees. and on sunday clouds still mild and at 50 we're tracking some rain that moves through late in the day on sunday so that front will cool us down on monday. cloudy and cooler with a high temperature of 42. on tuesday, clouds and sunshine and at 40. then we go back into the 30's and that's more typical of december. turning colder by then with a high temperature of 36. so, it gets much better for christmas day and temperatures holding in the 50's for the rest of this week. merry christmas, guys. >> you, too. >> merry christmas. we'll be right back in just a moment.
>> a local auto repair shop is paying it forward. liken auto gave a young mom a used car so she can get to work and her kids can get to school. bucks county's business to business association also made sure there were gifts in the trunk and one of likens customers donate add $100 gas card to make the holiday even more special. congratulations to her. >> right now jim gardner and the "action news" team standing by with these stories and much more coming up at 6:00. area malls about to shut their doors. there are a few options for those last minute shoppers. >> lisa thomas-laury entrepreneur whose product is helping cancer patients. >> for the entire "action news" team i'm rick williams. "action news" at 6:00 is next. have a nice evening. merry christmas.
>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> welcome to christmas eve 2014. we wish it were a cool and crisp night but the rain has been relengthless throughout the day and it isn't over yet but that has not deterred many last minute shoppers who just have to finish those lists before the family gets together tomorrow. it is wednesday night and the big story on "action news" tonight is the start of the holiday in the tri-state area. "action news" reporter john rawlins is live at philadelphia international airport which has been struggling to keep up with the
weather all day. walter perez is live at the cherry hill mall but let's begin with meteorologist melissa magee. melissa, let's get this rain out of our system so we can have a good christmas day. >> and i think that's probably going happen jim. we have to wait for the rest of tonight and into the overnight hours. you can see on storm tracker 6 live double scan radar the heaviest rain already lifting off to our north and east. we just have a few leftover showers for the rest of our region for the early half of the evening hours. rainfall it has been a soaker for some. millville we've seen more than an inch and a half of rainfall. dover 1.14-inches, close to threats of an inch for lancaster and philadelphia. allentown .64-inches of rain. let's talk about the visibility because some people are doing some traveling and things are starting to clear up where we don't have any rain to deal with really. up to 10 miles, that's good, nice and clear in philadelphia but still down to a half a mile for trenton, the poconos, reading and lancaster and up to 4 miles there in allentown. the winds are also starting to