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matchsticks lying around. liz: complete devastation. towns across six states in the midwest picking up the pieces of what's left after tornadoes swept through. dozens of people have died, now rescuers are on the ground trying to find people fear trapped in buildings. good morning, everybody. it's sunday, december 12. you're watching abc 7 news at 6:00 a.m., live here on abc 7, hulu live, and wherever you stream. i'm liz, and we are going to get to that story in just a moment, the devastation there. but first, a quick look at the weather. lisa, rain is already here in parts of the bay. lisa: that's right. our light to moderate atmosphere bringing wide spread light rain throughout the bay area this morning. it's going to last and it's going to increase and shift to the south throughout the day today. then we're going to get into the back side of it that will bring some heavy downpours and even some thunderstorms likely with low snow levels. a lot going on, as we look at live doppler 7, you can see the
green, but snow in the mountains. throughout the next few days, we're going to see this active weather continue to shift to the south, into the mountains, and more rain behind it. you can see nevada looking at the rain through santa rosa, over through vallejo. heavier cell just passed through san francisco, moving out over the bay. south city is wet. concord into walnut creek, looking at 780. but scattered light rain, so not a whole lot going on south of free mount. our level two system today bringing heavy rain, gusty winds. the wind advisory for everyone except the north bay. winds could gust to 55, but calm at about 15 too 25 miles per hour. mid and upper 40's for everyone right now, so we got rid of that chill of yesterday with the warmer numbers. anywhere from 10 to 14 degrees warmer, and you can see dark out there, shaking a bit, but as we get through the morning hours, it will be rainy and breezy. the shift will be to the south, and then we're going to see as this moves through the heavier
part of the storm with those downpours into your monday. liz: appreciate it. developing news this morning, as we mentioned, clean-up efforts are underway in the midwest, where tornadoes tore through several states and left dozens dead and communities in real despair. the storm smashed apart a candle factory, crushed a nursing home, and flattened an amazon distribution center. abc news reporter ike is in kentucky with the latest on the rescue operations. ike: in mayfield, it used to be a bustling strip mall, and completely leveled after that topped ripped through the town and destroyed a majority of the buildings. right now the focus on the ground this morning will be rescue and recovery. clean-up efforts are underway after tornadoes left a path of destruction across six states. >> this is likely to be one of the largest tornado outbreaks in the history. we're going to get through this,
get through this together, and the federal government is not going to walk away. ike: much of a small town of mayfield, kentucky, devastated by the powerful storms. >> our whole town looks like match sticks lying around. we have had the most extraordinary help for our first responders who are working gloriously. ike: this was once the waiting room where mina smith saw patients. it's now gutted. the roof blown off her mental health clinic. >> here was our upstairs office. ike: this candle factory destroyed, 110 workers feared inside. keanna recorded this video moments after the collapse. >> the whole building fell. ike: in bowling green, kentucky, drone video shows the scope of the devastation after an ef-3 tornado with winds up to 150 miles an hour touched down. another ef-3 tornado struck this amazon facility in edwardsville, illinois. officials confirm at least six fatalities. >> there's a lot of heavy
concrete and steel down inside the building. >> i'm asking you for your thoughts and prayers for the victims and their families. ike: in northeast arkansas, this nursing home ripped apart, killing one person and leaving five others hurt. and several businesses were also destroyed, including this restaurant. >> just took a direct hit. i mean, it's going to be a total loss. community response has been really, real estating touching. ike: following president biden's emergency declaration, the homeland secretary will be traveling here today with a fema administrator to meet with governor bashear and assess the damage. liz: back here at home, some residents are preparing for today's storm and hoping for the best after experiencing flooding during that big storm in october. abc 7 news reporter liz pena has more from along the creek in santa rosa. reporter: this is the calm before the storm.
>> right anyway it's shifted toe our south, which is a good sign. for us, we're looking for beneficial rain, which promotes regrowth. reporter: as the bay area prepares for heavy rainfall, santa rosa resident rebecca ryan looks down the drive and remembers this. >> it was very flooded. it looked like a little river coming down the street by our house. reporter: in late october, her street flooded, 95 homes were evacuated. did you evacuate? >> yeah, we did. we just had to go a few blocks down and then we were out of the water danger, but we weren't even sure if beat get the car through the water, it was so deep. reporter: up to 3 1/2 inches of rain in the urban areas, and up to 7 1/2 inches in the mountains. residents here are keeping a close eye on the creek. >> came to about here. right about there, right where the crack line is. reporter: this creek runs directly behind tom sawyer's
backyard. >> what i'm concerned about is if they don't keep the sediment and vegetation from growing in the channel, about 3,000 feet of it upsteam, then all that's going to wash down and collect under the bridge there and then clock the bridge, and then we'll have flooding again. reporter: cities across the bay area are preparing sandbags ahead of the storm, urging residents to prepare. >> if there's any break in the rain, make sure that the water is flowing where we want it to go. reporter: abc 7 news. liz: in the east bay, the oakland zoo is going to be closed today because of the weather. the closure includes the zoo's nighttime glow-fari event. if you have reservations for today, you will be able to rebook or get a refund. just head to the zoo's website. you can keep an eye on all of the weather, including live doppler radar, any time. find it on the abc 7 bay area app, which is available on roku,
amazon fire, an dried tv, and apple tv. new developments in governor newsom's gun control plan. the governor is working on a way for private citizens to be allowed to sue makers of assault rifles and ghost guns. newsom announced the plan on twitter, and he says it's inspired by texas' latest abortion law, which allows private citizens to sue abortion providers. on friday, the supreme court upheld that texas law in most places. and now newsom says his plan would allow residents to seek damages up to at least $10,000 and legal fees against anyone who manufacturers, distributes or sells an assault weapon or a ghost gun in california. he says he's directed his staff to work with lawmakers and the attorney general on a bill that would enact his plan. a search is underway to find a local toy drive that helps bay area children in need. abc 7 news reporter tim johns spoke with one of the organizers who say at first the thief tried to fool them.
>> knot past 28 years, the northern california chapter of the nfl alumni association has partnered with the dominique hoskins black history museum to hold an annual toy drive in redwood city. this year was no different, that is until saturday afternoon. >> and then all of a sudden she started screaming, saying we're being robbed. reporter: caroline haskins is the director of the drive, which collects toys and monetary donations to help provide better christmases for children in need. she tells me around 3:00 p.m. saturday afternoon, a man walked into the group's store front on jefferson avenue. hoskins says the man was friendly and chatted with several members of her team, including herself. then all the sudden as he was near the door, he smashed his hands into the donation box and ran off with the money the group had been raising for the past two days. >> it was going to go to buy gift cards and things that were much needed for kids. and so now that money is gone.
reporter: hoskins estimates about $500 was stolen. she says she's heartbroken that someone would steal money from the organization. >> we're here to help people. if he needed money, even if he would have asked me, i would have donated to his cause. reporter: hoskins says the man rode away on a bike and was wearing some sort of law enforcement badge. >> when i saw the badge on him, i felt comfortable. you know, it wasn't like somebody that i felt like i had to watch. reporter: police have opened an investigation into the incident and told hoskins that the badge was likely a fake. but with just four days left until the toy drive is set to end, hoskins is now asking for the community's help to make christmas a little brighter despite the day's dark events. >> weir asking people to please try and help us to regroup the money that was taken from us
today. reporter: in redwood city, tim johns, abc 7 news. liz: turning to the pandemic and the omicron variant, it's now been detected in at least 29 states. a study from the u.k. found boosters at add a significant layer of protection against the variant, substantially raising the efficacy. officials are predicting omicron will overtake delta appears the dominant variant in some european countries as early as this week. it's not a question of if, but when. warriors star steph curry is chasing the nba record for three-pointers. last night in philly, he fell short. his next chance is tomorrow in indianapolis as the warriors' road trip continues. abc 7's sports anchor chris alvarez was in philly and spoke with curry after the game. >> steph curry's run at history is going to have to wait another night. curry going 3-14 from deep. he did score 18 as the warriors lose by nine to the 76ers. it was a playoff atmosphere from the jump, and while it wasn't his best shooting night, he's now seven from breaking ray
allen's all-time three-point record. now all eyes turn to the rest of the road trip. the next two games, at indy on monday and at the knicks on tuesday. they'll finish in boston and toronto later in the week. one thing for sure, there's no panic in stephen as breaking the reported is inevitable. >> we knew they were going to focus on the threes and just trying to chase me everywhere i went. but we got really good looks for the most part in the game, just a lot didn't fall. we don't panic. we bounce back pretty quick. reporter: we'll have more to come from philly and some sports. the full highlights and reaction from this warriors-sixers game, and be sure to cache the rest of my interview with stephen curry. you'll also see that in sports. back to you. liz: lisa, a lot of people are anxiously awaiting the rain. some already have it right now. lisa: this is going to be something we have off and on throughout the week, so don't worry. your turn will come as we look live outside. you can see the lights there
with the wet weather throughout the bay area. it's a cold front. it's several waves of rain that will continue to move through, bringing very low snow levels, gusty winds. we've got it all. it's december. remember how we do this. we'll be back in a moment. liz: lisa, thanks. also ahead, new information about the deadly standoff in antioch. we're hearing from neighbors of the man who barricaded himself inside a home and set it on fire. and with less than two weeks until christmas, holiday shopping is in full swing. how much people are expected to spend this year, coming up. - hi, i'm steve. - i'm lea. and we live in north pole, alaska. - i'm a retired school counselor. [lea] i'm a retired art teacher. [steve] we met online about 10 years ago. as i got older, my hearing was not so good so i got hearing aids. my vision was not as good as it used to be, got a change in prescription. but the thing missing was my memory. i saw a prevagen commercial and i thought, "that makes sense." i just didn't have to work so hard to remember things.
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liz: wregdeadly staofin the eas. it happened friday in anti-on which, where an armed man fired a rifle at cars and houses, was shot and killed by police after a tense standoff at the suspect's home, which later caught fire. abc 7 news reporter cornell has the story. reporter: a dramatic end friday night. gunfire and a house fully engulfed in flames on dove court in antioch, where police say a man barricaded himself at shooting at cars on the street earlier in the day. >> when officers arrived on scene, it was confirmed that the suspect was armed with a rifle and was actively shooting at cars and houses. reporter: a neighbor heard the shots. >> i heard like three gunshots, and i was thinking it was just a firecracker. reporter: neighbors were told to shelter in place. antioch police tried to make contact with the suspect several times, but the man continued firing at houses and officers,
even bringing down this police drone. >> crazy. we saw everything on the news, and i found i was unable to cross the street and kind of feared it might have been here, blue truck, like wow. reporter: alejandro said his neighbor, a man in his 40's, was always friendly, never angry or violent. >> with this pandemic going on, it affected a lot of people in different ways. i don't know if it affected him in adverse way or if he had other things going on in his life. reporter: after seven hours, police say the suspect set fire to the garage, flames soon engulfed the house. >> it was ohould evacuate? reporter: the man came outside, where he was confronted by swat team members. >> after making contact with officers, they fired their weapons and the suspect was struck. reporter: police wouldn't say if the still unidentified man was armed or brandishing a gun when he was shot, no officers were injured. the d.a. said her office is investigating. >> i understand a lot of rounds
were fired. but we're glad that we've been contained here and now we're just this. reporter: cornell bernard, abc 7 news. liz: in san francisco, there was a gun buyback. they offered $100 for handguns and $200 for assault weapons. no questions asked. representatives from the mayor's office, san francisco police department, and community organizations accepted the guns from people who no longer want them. organizers say they received 267 guns, 15 of which were assaulted rifles. and four months after the taliban took over afghanistan, some refugees who resettled in the bay area say they need help adjusting to their new lives in america. >> you don't know anything. they just came from different country. they don't know the culture or
anything. liz: afghan family met with south bay congressman ro kanna to discuss the struggles they're facing with resettlement. his district is home to the largest after fan american population in the include country, and his office is handling cases for 35 evacuees. evacuation efforts in afghanistan are far from over. >> we have an obligation to try to help get refugees out. there are still people who were activists that are there. we have to work to see how they can come towards freedom and safety. liz: thousands of afghan refugees have resettled in the u.s. since the taliban takeover. hundreds of them are here in the bay area. christmas is less than two weeks away, and many people are spending the weekend doing their holiday shopping. according to research from consulting firm accenture, people in the bay area are expected to send significantly more on gifts this year than last year. it. >> in the bay area, it looks as if consumers are ready to spend
up to $800 per household for the holiday season. that is almost double from where they were last year. so last year they were at just under $500. so that is a significant difference that we're seeing in regards to consumers being ready to spend and get out there. reporter: how much because people are ready to spend more versus inflation? >> so we think that some of it is absolutely due to inflation, and some of it is actually, for those who had the ability to shop last year, maybe they shopped a little bit less, seeing fewer people, they weren't going to go visit families. so there is a little bit of people looking to purchase more items. liz: another shift this year, they said, is more people are back to shopping in stores. accenture says they expect 46% of all shopping to happen online this year, and about 64% to happen in stores. last year 70% of all purchases
happened online. i did about a mix this year, i'd say. do you prefer going in stores? lisa: yeah, totally, yeah. more going out, i think. liz: yeah, supporting your local business is so important, too. lisa: and more unique, things are definitely more unique. liz: absolutely. lisa: all right, we're looking at a system that will provide several days of rain, and there's more rain behind this, so december is definitely going to be much better to us than november was. here's a look at live doppler 7. we've got a weak to moderate atmosphere river on the way, and wide spread light rain moving over the bay area as a cold front pushes through, but the upper level support is going to move through tomorrow, and that's going to bring those heavy downpours and even some thunderstorms. tomorrow looks to be a wild day, and tonight we look for all of this to shift to the south. so most of the activity instead of usually being in the north bay, it won't be this time, and in fact, our wind advisory for the entire bay area is the north
bay is left out, but you can see the wide spread rain. we've had heavier rain from santa rosa, raining solidly through penn grove, through napa, over into richmond. we've had some heavier cells out towards oakland and foot hill boulevard, highway 13, around piedmont, down through golf links road, and another area of heavier rain to highway 4 in bay point. as we get closer to the peninsula and san francisco, some light rain, and then it gets more spotty as we head down through the peninsula into redwood city and salo alto. the south bay had off and on light showers, and it is snowing in the sierra nevada, all week long, we're going to see heavy snow. travel is going to be impossible. so it's a good idea, or you're going to have to wait. you're definitely going to have to wait until next weekend. but there could be even snow next weekend as well. upper level winds, 30 to 45 miles per hour, out of the south. that's why it's not so cold out there. upper 40's for most, 48 in san jose. and a look at the wet weather
here, the golden gate bridge, the rainy and wind today, heavy rain monday. down to the south of us, gusty winds and the chance of thunderstorms everywhere throughout the day on monday. then it tapers monday night into tuesday. low snow levels and a high surf advisory, 20 to 25-foot swells are likely, 30 to 40 mile an hour winds today through 9:00. and this is over into the east bay, the south bay, the coast, and the coast is where we're going to see the heaviest rain from the santa cruz mountains, because once again, the way the system is coming in, we're going to get that extra lift from around the ben lomond, and that's where we have a little bit of concern tonight into tomorrow because of the heavy downpours and the way this front is going to shift to the south. so at noon, we've got the spotty showers, heavier downpours. and then by 3:00, you can see still some heavy rain up in the north bay. it's beginning to fill in along the peninsula, the south bay. by the dinner hour, 8:00, you can see what's happening. it heads to the south. we've got heavy downpours from
the central coast to the south bay into the east bay, but overnight into monday, this is when we get into the very unstable part of the system. we're going to see these very heavy downpours, breaks, and then look at that, look at that line coming in around noon time right through 3:00. that's why we're looking at thunderstorms are hail possible. so amounts ranging from an inch of rain to two inches for mountain view, and we're going to see a bit of the rain shadow, but san jose should do pretty good. two to five feet of snow, up to six feet, even more in some spots. you can see how it really just kind of goes crazy there right through wednesday. level two system with mid 50's today. the accuweather 7-day forecast, a chance of thunder and low snow levels. this will be increased to level three on monday. the system tapers off late monday into tuesday, but we're still looking at low snow levels, scattered showers. a second system wednesday and thursday. liz can give us an additional three-quarters to an inch of rain, but not as strong as of a
system that we're getting today and tomorrow. going to be a soggy weekend. liz: it really is. lisa, we do need it. thank you. just ahead -- governor newsom out with a new children's book, where we'll be today talking about the inspiration behind the book that's helping kids who struggle with dyslexia. ♪give my regards to broadway!♪ ♪remember me to herald square!♪ ♪tell all the gang at forty second street♪ ♪that i will soon be there!♪ ♪whisper of how i'm yearning♪ ♪to mingle with the old-time throng!♪ ♪give my regards to old broadway♪ ♪and say that i'll be there, 'ere long!♪
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the region soon. our lindsey davis on the ground in the storm zone, and rob marciano with why the series of tornadoes is one for the record books. plus, we'll hear from a survivor who escaped that candle-making factory in mayfield, kentucky, that was tornado torn apart in powerful winds. desperate the devastation, stories of strength and resilience, and the people banding together to provide comfort in the hardest hit communities. it's all ahead on a special edition of "gma." liz: today governor newsom will be in sacramento for a book events. he released a children's book last week. it tells the story of ben, a kid who loves baseball and wants to fit in at school, even when his dyslexia sometimes holds him back. it's inspired by the governor's own lifelong struggle with dyslexia. it's published in a font designed to be easier to read for people with the disorder. newsom is donating all proceeds to the international dyslexia association. still to come on abc 7 morning -- hospitals across the country push to the max with
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>> building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions, this is abc 7 news. liz: good morning, you are watching abc 7 news, live on abc 7, hulu live, and wherever you stream. we're going to start this half-hour with another look at the weather. it's going to be a busy weather day and week, lisa. lisa: that's right. we're getting to the first part of this atmospheric river today with some wide spread light rain. then we're going to get behind it. we're also going to see wind and the possibility of thunderstorms with hail for parts of your monday. there's live doppler, and a lot of elements to this system, but as we go in closer, you can see the light rain to moderate all throughout the bay area. that's where it's coming down pretty good, just east of 680
and around clayton right now. but overall, it has been on the light side. san francisco, the sunset, even through south city, not a whole lot going on, but redwood city is seeing pockets of light rain, so it is going to be a level two as it gets going later today. that will bring in heavier rain, gustier winds, and a shift in the system later on tonight. winds out of the south 15 to 25 miles an hour. the gusts up to 55 miles an hour. pretty much everywhere except the north bay. numbers in the upper 50's and low 60's with all the cloud cover. 48 in the city. looking at a warmer start to the day, but boy, those low snow levels, could even see snowy peaks around here. we'll have the breaks, but heavier downpours in the afternoon. liz: lisa, thank you. the tornado that is swept over several dates could be the deadliest in the country in more
than a decade. one of the storms traveled more than 200 miles and may have triggered one of the longest rate of tracks ever in u.s. history. abc news reporter is on the ground in bowling green, kentucky. reporter: high above bowling green, kentucky, the scope of devastation comes into view. the ef3 tornado that touched down with winds up to 150 miles per hour ripping across streets, splintering homes and overturning vehicles. entire neighborhoods like the jennings creek subdivision decimated. >> i thought i was going to die. reporter: at least 11 people in bowling green are now dead as an unknown are injured. those who survived are shaken. were you hiding or in the living room? >> we were in the living room, but ducked between the couch and bookshelf. me, my stepdad and my mom. we were in the middle of the room. reporter: now, massive recovery effort underway. the mayor asking people to stay off the streets. we met this team going door-to-door assisting the
damage. what are your first impressions? >> it is overwhelming. people lost their homes, lost their lives. no words for it. reporter: the entire top floor of this home was blown away. >> my room was upstairs, it was up here. we are at the front door. watching the wind get gradually stronger, like a freight train. reporter: now, she is going through debris and salvaging what she can. more than 400,000 are without power. the governor says they are working on bringing in the large-scale generators to communities that have been hardest hit. shelters are open for those who have been displaced. abc news, bowling green, kentucky. liz: gist so sad there. now to the pandemic, as covid cases continue to surge across the country. 36 states have seen a jump in daily cases of about 10% or more in the past week. abc news reporter has more on hospitals now filling up.
reporter: with much of the u.s. in a midst of a post-thanksgiving covid surge, hospitals are feeling pushed to the max. >> there is a chance those numbers could get really high end make it difficult for people to get appropriate care. reporter: michigan is one of 17 states with an icu capacity of 15% or less. the military is deploying medical personnel to help strained health care workers. navy medical response teams are helping in new mexico as well. health experts say the surge is being fueled by colder temperatures, which are driving more people indoors as well as the delta variant, and 93 million unvaccinated americans. states are seeing an increase of 10% or more new daily infections. in new york, new mandate taking effect will require masks and all indoor public places unless businesses and venues check for proof of vaccination.
>> if everybody gets a vaccination in new york and the next two weeks, we will have a different conversation. reporter: adults and children lining up to get their shots at this mobile clinic. >> we want to get ahead of what is going on. in order to do that, you have to abide by the rules. reporter: more than 15 million americans have received a booster shot. those doses now extended to 16 and 17-year-olds. >> vaccination with the primary series and boosting with the additional dose will keep people out of the hospital and save lives. reporter: abc news, new york. liz: coming up, dr. anthony fauci talks about concerns for the winter surge and the latest on the spread of the omicron variant. you can watch the full interview on this week at 8:00 this morning right here on abc 7. we are learning about how president biden's bipartisan infrastructure billable impact public transportation here in the bay area. speaker of the house nancy pelosi and congresswoman jackie
spear joined local transportation leaders to announce the details of funding. part of the money will go toward extending caltrans to the transit center and electrifying trains. transit options will become more readily available for underserved communities, seniors and people with disabilities. >> this is the biggest the history of this country for at least 70 years and we have neglected it. now, finally, we are taking steps to fix it. liz: the recently passed a bill will provide 4.5 billion dollars for projects across the bay area. new york city is pulling out the stops to spread holiday cheer with laugher new window displays. they're trying to make it more special this year. the displays takes months to design and create, and they're meant to draw shoppers in and
dazzle people walking by. berg dorf goodman is fifth avenue is one of the department stores that transforms its windows into a festive winter wonderland. mails i's, the flagship store, has been delighting new york city for more than a century. last year the famous herald square store paid tribute to frontline workers. still ahead on abc 7, learning in virtual reality. a look at this new innovative education method being taught at a bay area university. and here's a live look outside this morning, looking at the eagledden gate bridge. it is wet and soggy. we will chat with lisa about the rain to come this week.
here's a live look right now, looking out at san rafael. it's hard to see because the camera is wet and soggy. the roads are too right now. please take it safe and slow if you are going to be driving this morning. all right, today the castro theater in san francisco will host a special screening of "west side story." actress rita moreno is expected to attend. she became the first latina to win an acting oscar for her role as anita in the 1961 film version. she is in the new film as a new character, valentino. there are talks of a possible oscar nomination. today's screening is sold out, it starts at 3:00 p.m. also today, a very san francisco event. the event is a festive one mile run to the castro district. participants strip down to their skivvies or wear their favorite costume for the run. it benefits the san francisco aids foundation and starts at 11:00 this morning.
after the run, santa's village will be set up for a runway and award ceremony. i am getting cold just thinking about that, lisa. lisa: yeah, but actually, we're much warmer this morning than we were yesterday. look at that gorgeous shot of santa cruz. we have light rain, and leave it or not, you're going to pick up several inches of rain right here in santa cruz through tuesday. as we go through the day, it's going to get progressively wetter for all of us. we'll talk about rainfall amounts, timing, and my accuweather 7-day forecast when we come back. liz: lisa, thanks. also next, steph curry's history chase continues. the splash brother inches closer to the all-time record, and larry biel will have highlights and reaction. nespresso vertuo. redifining coffee. with one touch. precision brewing technology. a smooth crema. for an exceptional coffee every day. nespresso vertuo. what coffee is meant to be.
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many days this week. the 49ers will try to bounce back from last week's loss in seattle. san francisco takes on the cincinnati bengals at paul brown stadium. kickoff at 1:25 his afternoon. the warriors will play the second game, yesterday steph curry chased history. here is larry beil with the highlights in this morning's sports. reporter: steph curry was shooting for history last night in philadelphia, the sixers said no, not happening. they held curry to three threes. steph still needs seven to pass. curry did not get a lot of good, open looks in this game. warriors 12-48 from deep as a team. steph hit a couple in the first half, including that one late second quarter. dubs led by three at halftime. third quarter, started to heat up. andrew wiggins at 20, content to let someone other than steph beat them. the warriors built a 1-point
lead. in the fourth quarter, matties thybulle hit two threes, one fewer than steph. it was his death that held steph to just 18 points. forced a turnover, steph is frustrated. the other curry in this game, the younger brother seth says i will take that. he scored 10. leading all with 26, warriors falling. we'll see if steph plays monday in indy. perhaps he decides to rest. >> we got good looks for the most part of the game. just allowed them to fall. when you make the run in the third quarter, we had one chance to keep the pressure on them. they made a run, that is how the league goes. you got to make shots. we had a good effort for most of the game.
>> we just couldn't get it going >> we just couldn't get it going tonight. it was our best night. but i give them the credit, they played great defense. >> we are on the run, extending the lead. they came back with the pressure and took over the game at the end. reporter: sharks stars former san jose captain back in. turns, fires. skims off the leg, he gets credit for the 14th of the season. 1-0 team teal. another assist, the blast. passing braden for the eighth, missing the last five games with a lower body injury. 34 saves, the sharks hold on 2-1. >> bryce young. [applause] reporter: alabama quarterback bryce young won the heisman trophy given annually to the best college football player in the country. young threw an astounding 43 touchdown passes and only four picks, leading the crimson tide
to the top ranking in the country and the one seed in the playoffs. that is a wrap on morning sports. enjoy the rest of your weekend. lisa: the storm is moving in across the bay area this weekend. rain was coming down really hard a couple of hours ago in santa rosa. you can seep the video. puddles forming on the streets and roadways. lisa, you're tracking this, and we do need the rain, so i guess this is good news. maybe tough if you're shopping. lisa: yes, for sure. santa rosa, over 13 inches of rain so far this year. last year, about one inch. a little over an inch and a half. so, yeah, we've done ok, but it certainly hasn't been consistent. we will get some nuisance ponding on the roadways, maybe some of the storm drains are clogged. i think in the biggest impacts from this will be to the south of us along the central coast, the south bay, the santa cruz mountains, as this all shifts to the south of us later on tonight. but there's going to be a lot of
activity between now and tuesday, as we look at all the upper level support here, digging down into this weak cold front that's going to pass through, bringing us wide spread light rain right now from the north bay, where you can see a few breaks here. but we have heavy rain, like liz sight, in santa rosa. now we're looking at rain through highway 101. further south, looking at some pockets of moderate rain. ize it's light rain in san francisco, and right here around 80, looking at light rain, also scattered about through walnut creek into the east bay. the foothills here from east palo alto, free mount, the hills, getting enhanced rain, and as we look off shore, all of this is to come. the front is going to push through, and we're going to look at the rainfall filling in throughout the afternoon. it is snowing in the sierra nevada with a winter storm warning right through tuesday. the winds are gusty in the upper elevations, and that's certainly
an element through today and tomorrow. you can see the wet pavement there, upper 40's for san jose, san francisco, the golden gate bridge with light rain. 45 by the delta. we had snow here in the mountains. rainy and windy, heavy rain tomorrow, a chance of a thunderstorm. possible rain-snow mix with tapering rain showers as we get into light monday. but tuesday, still very unstable with the cold air in place. so a high surf advisory tomorrow, eight to nine feet now. but this is really going to increase dramatically. also, the winds, the wind advisory throughout the day along the coast into the south bay, the oakland hills, and once we get about an inch of rain going later on today, and then we add to it tomorrow, that's why we're looking at the level three tomorrow and a level two today. so let's go through the rest of the day. you'll notice the scattered showers, the heavier pockets, noon time in the north bay. then this all pushes to the south and east, and we get more rain throughout the south bay, santa cruz mountains, burn scar areas into the east bay.
this is overnight monday. here's where we get the unstable air, and through the afternoon, a little sunshine, afternoon heating, and look at that. we're going to see a line of some strong storms march across the bay area, right on through the early afternoon to late afternoon. this is monday. then it begins to wind down. but we still have heavier downpours into late monday. then the snow levels begin to lower late monday into tuesday. so mount hamilton could see mixed precip, even some snow. and look at the rainfall amounts from the santa cruz mountains, where we could see well over five inches to two inches in heyward, san ramon, nearly two inches at concord. about an inch and a quarter in nevada. san francisco, about the same. and in the mountains, the winter storm warning through tuesday, two to feet feet in general. above 7,000 feet, up to six, seven feet possible. even more than that in some of these locations. and then more snow is on the way for wednesday and thursday. so highs today with the rain increasing throughout the
afternoon, in the low to mid 50's. the accuweather 7-day forecast, level two system just gettingingly. it sinks south, and it gets a little stronger in pockets for your monday. that's why we have a level three chance of thunderstorms. low snow levels through tuesday, and then the next system, a weaker one, but could easily add another half inch to an inch wednesday into thursday. so if you're thinking of going to the mountains, no such luck right on through the week. very dangerous there. wind gusts, 100 miles an hour. liz: people who are up there will enjoy the snow, but yeah, people got to take it safe. a new class at stanford university is taking online and remote learning to a whole new level. it's all about virtual reality. abc 7 news reporter justin dorothy gives us a look inside the v.r. goggles and this innovative new education method. reporter: it is said reality may
leave a lot to the imagination. at the stanford virtual human interaction lab, virtual reality takes imagination limitless. >> so cool. >> may pursue any situation that is dangerous or hard to do or expensive see can seeking get mental repetitions. reporter: the latest uses learning. students were given headsets to learn for the virtual people class that explored vr as many uses while using technology itself, the first all vr class at the university. >> if you are teaching a class about vr, it makes sense to do it in vr. >> a lot of people have not experienced vr. it gives you the opportunity to try. reporter: from exploring the bottom of the ocean to leading the offense of the stanford cardinal football team. >> get them, chrisian. >> ready, hut. >> you made the block. you learned how to read a defense. reporter: this class explored all virtual reality can do in students experienced it together. >> they were networked together via avatars.
we couldn't have done that before. instead of seeing a zoom grid we do not know where anyone is, we are together in a room. it feels like the real world. reporter: it boston's together and took distance-learning to a new level. the team hopes this model can shape education in the future. >> the pandemic made us question have remote learning takes place, how learning takes place in general. a lot of educators are trying to find unique, new ways to help students learn and help them feel connected. reporter: vr may be the answer. liz: really cool. next, the final night of holiday projections on iconic san francisco buildings, where you'll find it tonight.
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to check out let's glow. it is the largest hole take projection mapping event in the country. it is free. the shows last for five minutes. it's a blend of art and technology. they use color and light to project virtual images from local and international artists on to iconic buildings throughout the financial district. the buildings are one bush plaza, 345 montgomery street, the civic stock exchange and at the hyatt regency. it runs from 5:30 to 10:00 tonight. hopefully it doesn't get any messed up or cancelled because of the rain, lisa. lisa: no, december, that's what you would expect around here. finally it is acting like we like it to, from southern marin into parts of san francisco, the rain is a little bit more pronounced, but very widely scattered from the north bay, san francisco, daily city light rain. but in the south bay, not too much going on. we've had some rain alook the peninsula. more to come. the accuweather 7-day forecast, heavier pockets of rain, then it shifts to the south today.
overnight, into the cold sector of the storm. that's why we could see a thunderstorm, some hail into monday. it winds down, but then tuesday, we are getting more rain into the middle of the week. a really good week for us, liz. liz: really, really is. good news, lisa, thank you. and thank you all for joining us here on abc 7 mornings. abc 7 news continues at 9:00 a.m. "good morning america" is next. i am robert strickler. i've been involved in communications in the media for 45 years.
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good morning, america. path of destruction. the clearer picture we're getting this morning after this catastrophic tornado outbreak that tore through eight states, upwards of 100 people feared dead. >> this is the hardest tornado event we have ever been through. >> the search under way at this kentucky candle factory where people were buried under debris. survivors telling their stories. >> i kept hearing people around me yell, this person has died. this person is not responding. >> the ceo of that factory joining us live this morning. the death toll rising in edwardsville, illinois. the site of that destroyed amazon warehouse, the incredible before and after photos showing the damage. the message from amazon's jeff bezos overnight. help on the way.