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>> building a better bay area. moving forward. finding solutions. this is abc 7 news. >> high concerns over the omicron variant as families gear up to spend the holidays together. doctors giving their best advice for celebrating, if you're planning to get together this year. the morning. it is september 18. we are watching abc 7 news on december 18. it is on hulu live in wherever you stream. let's start with a quick look at the weather. meteorologist lisa. we are outside. it is chilly. >> there is a little wind as well. that is why temperatures feel like it is near freezing. the fog is slipping over from the sacramento valley to the inlet on the east bay, and in san francisco. you can see the breeze. it is in the low 30's from the
peninsula, and mountain view. 34 morgan hill, and in the city. a chilly 42 degrees. a shot from that ruth where you can see that true for you can see fog. one degree above freezing, and the fog has not moved all morning long. it is foggy in the north bay valley, the east valley, and take a look at these numbers. it will stay in the 40's through noon, with partly cloudy skies and maybe 50 degrees out there. chilly, dry today. sunday is looking similar, but we have a lot of rain to track for next week. that includes a christmas we can. we will talk about it all in detail, coming up. >> thank you. let's get right to the latest covid-19 development. two of the most populated regions in the country are reporting alarming single day case counts. new york state saw more than 21,000 new covid cases yesterday, the most of any day during the pandemic. l.a. recorded more than 3300 new
cases, the highest number in nearly four months. meantime, a federal appeals court has reinstated the workplace vaccination mandate. the arkansas attorney general has already said she intends to appeal to the u.s. supreme court. the concern about omicron is increasing. just as families are getting ready to celebrate christmas. now, one week away. abc 7 news reporters spoke to bay area doctors about their travel plans and best advice for celebrating. >> for the past two years, the guidance of this during the pandemic. now, they have share their personal choices during the holidays. >> what is your plan for the holidays? are you feeling comfortable when it comes to traveling? >> we are not going to travel. we do have family members that are at risk, and in part because we want to be particularly safe. >> i'm planning to visit my mom
in new york. i have not seen her for a long time. i'm not going to let the fear of omicron disrupt my plans. i am vaccinated and boosted. >> this dr. is traveling to visit there parents with their 1311-year-old son, and strategize. >> someone who's not fully vaccinate, he has his first dose, wheelers put them in the middle. he was the one who could get vaccinated before. >> these three doctors believe that you should be safe to travel if you are fully vaccinated and boosted. you do not have any pre-existing health conditions. >> please remember the situation. we have a new variant. it is very interesting and very transmissible, but it should be less severe. >> the omicron variant is four times more transmissible than the delta variant. but, with vaccination numbers increasing, dr. peter believes.
>> this is a little window. we have a bunch of spiking occurring. after that, after christmas, it may not go down until the end of january. february. if you are in a room where everyone is vaccinated, and boosted. , you a chance of getting affected by at least 95%. >> an epidemiologist is not convinced that this is the best time travel. >> it transmits so well that it produces outbreaks. when it enters a gathering, it can affect everybody. >> in this case, he is also getting his sons coming from college who are also fully vaccinated tested. this is something these three doctors recommend, gathering, with elderly family members. before any family gathering,. >> in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> doings began their winter break, and the cdc is reminding families about the importance of testing. the cdc says testing children
who were exposed to the virus has proven to be a safe alternative to just pulling them out of the classroom and quarantining them. in the meantime, many school trips have come up with ways to ensure the students get tested before classes resumed. for san francisco students, testing will be offered in school history headquarters on january 2 and third. >> they test to make sure they are negative. they will come up with a negative result, so they can come back to the schools and be safe. we have a safe community. >> pfizer said it will evaluate a third dose of the vaccine, currently in trial for toddlers, six months to under five years of age. the company has found that a tutors regiment for the age group is not as effective as it is in older children. >> if you have questions about 19 vaccines, you can ask our vaccine team, and had to abc 7 news.com/vaccine and click on the big blue box. >> moving on, new developments. the family of mario gonzalez who died earlier this year during an
incident with alameda police is now suing the officers involved. abc 7 news reporter tim johns spoke with an attorney representing gonzalez's son. the family says they want not only justice, but reform. >> the family of mario gonzalez, who died earlier this year and an incident with alameda police has filed a lawsuit against the officers involved and the city of alameda. the suit has been filed on behalf of his five-year-old son after the gonzalez death was ruled a homicide. the incident took place in april. three alameda police officers attempted to arrest him. they thought he was under the influence and bite of been involved in that. >> they forced him facedown on the ground. they got on top of him. this is one of the attorneys. >> mario had just been missing his father terribly. he still asked his mother why is father does wake up. >> the lawsuit is asking for
financial damages to be paid out to the family. irwin says, sides the lawsuit, they are calling for the district attorney to bring criminal charges against the officers involved. that is as well as reforms, including all law enforcement to undergo crisis intervention training. >> this helps officers recognize when a situation is not a law enforcement situation and it is more of a mental or behavioral health situation. similar calls have grown long -- latter since the death. on thursday, the city of alameda launched a pilot program with their care team. a nonpolice alternative for certain cases. >> the hope is that any contact on the street will get the hope and after care they need, and we can get them a better pathway to success. the officers involved in the incident are currently on administrative leave. in alameda, tim johns, abc 7 news. >> a mother accused of throwing sex parties for teenagers will try to get out on bail for a
second time. shannon o'connor, also known as shannon brugge, was denied bail back in october when she was arrested. according to her media partner at mercury news, she is not entered a plea to 39 criminal accounts. she may face prison. her lawyer says she will face a motion for bail. it is set for january 18. for u.s. holders, we have holiday reads. as part of the reeds across america event. headstones of thousands of all and soldiers at the san francisco cisco national cemetery will be decorated with remembrance trees. the status memorial park will hold a similar event, and they start at 11:00 this moring. if you're waking up, it is only time to bundle up before you go outside. a freeze warning is in effect for tomorrow morning. this morning is expected to be the coldest of the weekend. the county is providing shelter to un-house residents and several locations are on a
first-come first-served basis. locations include the reach for home shelter at st. paul's episcopal church in yields berg, brentwood gospel mission, and the dream center emergency shelter. both are in santa rosa. the city of san jose has opened overnight warming shelters for on house residents. temperatures also dropped there. they are located in evergreen branch library and the community center on center road. the evergreen library will accept walk-ins this weekend, and both centers will operate on a referral basis through the end of april. we are outside, and it really is cold in the city. you know what, we have a dense fog advisory. at last until 11:00 for the delta with that fog. but you can see, there are slow clouds, temperatures are ranging from just at freezing, to some chili 40's. that is downtown. we are talking about a cool and dry weekend, and a wet week ahead, next.
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>> san francisco unified school district will pay the bill for the upcoming school board recall election. the chronicle reports that on wednesday, the board of supervisors voted on a proposal for the city to pay for the district $3 million share of the february election. the proposal did not receive enough votes to pass. supervisors are expected to revisit the issue and take another week and vote in another week in the coming weeks. we will sue happens there. for the second week in a row, the population of california has dropped. new state data shows a net loss of a hundred 73,000 residents between july of last year in july this year. the bay area and los angeles county lost the most people. about 64,000 people left bay
area. this is the first time that both areas lost population in a single year. many blame the high cost of living. state officials believe the claim birthrates, a drop in international migration and an increased coronavirus deaths play a part. >> san francisco mayor declared a state of emergency in tenderloin. the public safety is a focus as we build a better bay area. this emergency declaration will allow the city to more quickly respond to the drug overdose crisis. abc 7 news reporter melanie woodrow has the details and reactions from the community. >> images like these have become too common in san francisco's tenderloin neighborhood. they prompted london breed to declare a state of emergency. mayor says more than 700 people died due to drug overdoses last year in san francisco. >> we are in a crisis. >> supervisor matt haney --. >> this is a statement of the
urgency to help is on the way. >> executive director of the apartment of emergency management will spearhead the effort. >> emergency declarations allow san francisco to cut through the red tape, to obtain the contract, the resources, the personnel that we need to address the crisis conditions in the tenderloin. >> is welcomed by committee members. >> residents need action. they're going to be excited to see someone is finally paying attention to the neighborhood and the residence. >> christie is the director of community organization, and resident voice of the tenderloin community benefit district did she says, last week, the mayor met with approximately 50 residents. >> you listen to their stories about harassed or resulted. hiding from gunfire in the middle of the day. >> the group also spoke with the mayor's policy advisers about changes they would like to see in the neighborhood. >> i hope the help that is offered is long-lasting. >> the mayor says it is.
the goal is to not let anyone stay out in the streets. >> everything that was said today, it only enhances our ability to do our jobs. >> enforcement, we have to rescue -- arrest people who are salting people. >> and intervention, it is been said that it is needed for some time. in san francisco, melanie woodrow. abc 7 news. >> governor newsom announced his own public safety proposal yesterday. it is 250 $5 million. it would create a team focused on stopping organized retail theft. it has plagued the bay area and other parts of california. >> you break a window, you smash and grab, you take other people's property, and that's wrong. . . . >> does or justification for that. the funding would provide more resources to the state justice department to go after the ringleaders who are organizing the smash and grab robberies. it would expand the highway patrol presence across the state to investigate the theft. his abc 7 explains, the funding
is going to take a while to approve. >> the governor's funding go through the state legislature, and that will be months down the line when they put together the new budget. something else legislature needs to approach is a license plates reader and cameras on highways and on rams in the city. governor newsom says that is something he also does plan to address. the trial of fairness founder the -- the fair dose founder begins today. she faces nine counts of wire fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, in connection with the failed blood test startup. prosecutors say she has knowingly misled investors, while the defense maintains she did not mislead anyone. if convicted, holmes could face 20 years in prison. in the east bay, a beloved belod breakfast restaurant has closed its doors after 46 years in business. millie's kitchen on oak hill
road was named after the original owner. the current owner taped a note to the door saying, with great sadness, millie's has decided to retire. it will be remembered for its coffee cake, -- french toast, and giant size portions. >> the south bay does we can, it is curtains up. a special audience was invited to preview the nutcracker. finally back after nearly two years. abc news reporter amanda custodio was there. i will love holly -- holiday show with the sentencing twist. especial review performance brought magic back to the historic california theater. from the live orchestra to the dancers, designers, more. the official return to live audiences came just in time for the holidays. >> everyone is involved in the theater. none of us have done what we love to do, for almost two years. the artistic director says that this also marks the first time that new ballet has taken stage of the restored theater. it is a special occasion for a very special audience.
200 families were invited to preview the show at no cost. >> the opportunity as ours. we are excited to invite into the audience today local families, kids from local mentors schools, downtown san jose, and also families infected -- affected with sensory and learning disabilities. >> the event was hosted by role paralysis represents the downtown core and surrounding neighborhoods. >> we have so many of our youth here in san jose. they don't get to take advantage of the are performances here in the california theater. rest to be able to host this, it was really a terrific gift we gave them a little bit of exposure of theater and this historic venue. >> mario lopez and the extended family gave a reason to reunite. >> it was altogether especially since we haven't seen our girlfriends in a while. it was bringing us more of a family together. for the family, it is everything. the friday preview offered the family and experience they will not soon forget.
>> especially the performance. it was amazing. every kind of way. they were able to tell a story without saying anything. >> abc 7 news. >> the nutcracker is also returning to the oakland valley. this is the first in person performance in the pandemic. there are three shows this weekend only at the paramount theater. the ballet is really pulling out all of the stop sport. they include 20 professional dancers, 40 local students, the oakland symphony, and the east bay of oakland children's choir. the shows are today, tomorrow. the times are on your screen. tickets are available through ticketmaster, or you can visit oakland valley,.org. more information. that is such a great tradition. >>n.in fact, we are talking abot these cold temperatures again tomorrow morning. along with the fog. the storm track, but don't
worry, it will head south, and we will be looking at a low that is interacting with a lot of subtropical moisture. it will be an atmospheric river, and an unpredictable area of low pressure that will be aimed at us. it starts on tuesday, heading into next week, and x we can. doppler seven shows the fall, and as we get a little bit closer, you can see, it is moving in, right across the bay into san francisco. the current visibility has not changed too much from oh about half a mile, to a couple miles through concord, so we are getting a little bit better in spots at, and it will continue to do that as we get towards an :00 and 10:00. remember, it is quite dense through the delta. fixed-rate. there is look at sutro, where you can see the low clouds. 42 in san francisco, 35 amount due, and you're down to freezing. 37 in san jose, and it is just above freezing in morgan hill. 45, and 36 in santa cruz this morning. now look at us. we have sunshine, and the low clouds.
34 in, as well as livermore. napa is still at 33. and look at the shark tank, it is clear that. sunny skies on the wafer san jose. we have some dense fog, and delta. part of the east bay valley, and partly cloudy include -- cool over can. you'll be raining through next week, and that will include christmas day. christmas eve looks out the siea snowck. it is ju fic thing to see, from 14% of normal told 90% of normal with seven days. central sierra is running you 70. 102 percent of normal, and down to the south, hundred 5% of normal. we have many feet of snow to come. unfortunately, the snow level might be changing a bit through midweek. rain and snow. but still, we have some of that sierra cement as we look at the partly cloudy today. notice we cloud up on sunday. that is into early monday, so some drizzle, and we will look for a cold front to set up the
offshore. the evening commute looks fine. on the way, we will get into some rain for the north bay. on tuesday, looking like we could see some heavier rains at times. this is your tuesday storm. it will stay a little rainy and wednesday, and on thursday, and i'm looking at christmassy. not so great. late in the night, and then winding down perhaps with some rain into christmas day. it is going to be something to talk about. the rainfall totals. this is very widespread, and exaggerated for the rain showers of south bay, but two or thre ybx seven inche it is fun to look at because it is wild. once again, maybe five to seven feet of snow. but that snow level is going to fluctuate. it looks midweek, low 50's, and that the warmest locations, a seven-day forecast. rain is coming in, into tuesday. heavier at night, and winter arrives on tuesday. as we get into the rest of the
week, it is that kind of thing where some neighborhoods, is it ever going to stop? >> we will see light rain, and then another system will be reinforced with heavy rain. that is into christmas eve, so stay tuned to the forecast, and travel. it will become externally difficult, into the mounds. that is on the christmas holiday week. >> that's good advice. thanks. just ahead, shop local. financial planning is finding your home away from home. ♪ and, it's designing a plan to help get you there. start a relationship with citi and earn a cash bonus when you open a new eligible account and complete required activities. hi, i'm steve and i live in austin, texas. i work as a personal assistant to the owner of a large manufacturing firm. i've got anywhere from 10 to 50 projects going at any given time. i absolutely have to be sharp. let me tell ya, i was struggling with my memory. it was going downhill. my friend recommended that i try prevagen and over time, it made a very significant difference
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>> there is been an easy throughout the country, those long aging containers that have been resting on our meeting -- our marine terminals have declined by 60%. >> the shipping deadlines are rapidly approaching. shoppers are giving incredible incentives and virtual gas. >> we are also seeing a lot of discounts. if you pick up an item, same-day, target is offering a discount of up to $20 with an order of selective items for pickup or same-day delivery. it is 15% off items ordered online and picked up in the store. >> the gloves are coming off for the last minute retail wretch. they are offering 25% off an entire purchase through tomorrow. best buy is announcing a 72 hour flash sale, including lc 70 inch tv's dropping from $99 to $750. target is offering specials, including $20 off every 100 spent on games and toys and up to 40% off electronics,
including apple products. deirdre bolton, abc news, new york. >> with just one week to christmas, carrier shopping off -- options. the deadline is today. for priority express, it is december 23. for ups delivery by christmas eve, the absolute last day is december 23. but you have to pay for next day air. the 21st is the deadline for three day rates, and express savers. in the east bay today, you can get your shopping done at the telegraph avenue holiday street fair in berkeley. hundreds of artists have their best work on sale, and you can see a festival of lights and colorful decorations. plus, music, food, drinks. it runs from 11:00 until 6:00 between bancroft and the cal campus. if you can't make it today, the fair will be open tomorrow. that will also be in the 23rd and 24th. still to come on abc 7. states continue to take cautions
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>> building a better bay area, finding solutions, this is abc 7 news. >> good morning. thank you for joining us. we are live on abc 7. who live, and wherever you stream. as always, let's start the half-hour with a look of weather. chilly start to the saturday. >> if you are looking to stay in bed, good for you. we are strained to recover a little bit. we are seeing a little more sunshine, and less fog it is in spots. it is 42 in the city, 36 mt. view, as was morgan hill. mid 40's, and you can see fog in the distance. 34 in santa rosa and 30 three in napa with 37 in livermore. it is getting better, fog wise,
from concord livermore. even fairfield. look at the north bay. half mile visibility, and just over two miles and bravado, and as we get to the next few hours, it is not going to warm up. we're going to see chills, sunshine, and as we get towards the new hour, upper 40's should do it for many of you. high clouds and maybe even near 50. we will talk about another chilly start to sunday and it will be drive for the next few days. then, the rain will start, and there will be a question as for when it will start. >> nice to see rain. this morning, warning from fire officials in the east bay. as temperatures drop, you need to be aware of carbon monoxide poisoning. it did claim the life of one woman and three children were sent to the hospital. abc 7 news reporter ryan curry went to the neighborhood and has the details. >> on thursday night, emergency crews went to vincent street on a pittsburgh home. they found five people exposed to carbon monoxide. one woman is dead, and for others, a man and three
children, were taken to the hospital. >> right over my shoulders were one neighbor says that carbon monoxide leak cap. she says when she got back from work, her whole neighborhood was blocked off, as police try to investigate what happened. >> the possible cause of the explosion -- a heater. winter heating and the culprit was carbon monoxide poisoning. >> steve hill says that carbon monoxide poisoning is too common during the winter. he says around 10,000 people died each year due to carbon monoxide. it is something you see is entirely avoidable. >> every civil home, and every single level on every single home should have a working and regularly tested carbon monoxide detector. that is the silver bullet that can protect us from these tragic incidents. >> you can't smell it and you can't see it. it is deadly. wintry mix -- the winter makes it for more people using things to stay warm. many of those things that burn fuel, they are producing carbon
oxide. it is important that they be well-maintained. they are used properly according to the manufacturer's instructions. >> if you have not done so already, now it's a good time to check your monitor. almost exclusively, it involves pushing it -- a button. you have to make sure that it is the right signature beat according to your unit to let you know that things are working. >> if it is not working, they are easy to find at any local hardware store. having one that works properly could save a life. in the east bay, ryan curry, abc 7 news. >> u.s. officials are calling for unvaccinated americans to get a shot in the face of a new omicron variant. it appeals for reinstatement of vaccine and testing with the covid mandate. that is for large businesses which cover 80 million workers. abc 7 news reporter has the details. >> as states take more precautions in response to covid, an appeals court is allowing the osha vaccine test mandate to move forward again.
the appeals court dissolved a state issue by another court and on to go. -- a month ago. the states is bracing for a bigger surgeon cases. it is fueled by both the delta and the omicron variant's. the omicron strain is reportedly doubling every two to three days. >> for the unvaccinated. you are looking at it incident of severe illness and death. for yourselves, your families, and the hospitals you may soon see overwhelmed. >> the virus is having a big impact on sports. several nfl and nhl games are being postponed, and dozens of nba players are on covid lists. that is as a new study, not yet peer-reviewed, finds omicron could spread up to three times faster than the delta, and at the risk of being reinfected with omicron, it is more than five times higher than delta. >> the minute you walk outside, you are taking summers, see need to do everything and to mitigate that. omicron now is detected in at
least 42 states. it is predicted to include delta within weeks. new york state broke a single day record for new infections. over 21,000 and with the holidays approaching, hundreds are lining up to get tested. there are similar scenes across the country. >> what is going on in wisconsin right now -- we are going to get tested now, and then we are going to do a rapid test before we leave on monday. >> health officials say that americans should use the next few days before christmas gatherings to make sure they have been protected. christine sloan, abc news, new york. >> today super saturday, one of the busiest days to shop of the year. hundred 48 million last-minute shoppers are expected to hit the stores in person and online today. that is down 2 million from last year. supply issues might have led people to buy gifts earlier this year. overall holiday sales are predicting to bring in 865 alien dollars the warriors are hosting
a holiday spectacular at winter wonderland. the -- there will be life using and local vendors. i've read feedings, and a lot more. guess we'll get to indulge in seasonal treats and take photos with santa. unfortunately, i hate to say, but this event is sold out. if that sounds fun to you, tickets are still available at thrive city has a new year's eve on the 31st. still ahead on abc 7 mornings, interactive art displays. the first location in the united states will make its debut right here in san francisco. we will tell you how you can check out this exhibit. and here is a live look this morning outside. you can see it is quite right now, on the runway. it will pick up this week, and a lot of people are traveling for the holiday. we will
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card distribution event at the san mateo event center. evan teen hundred children will0 households will receive $100 visa gift cards. samaritan house is already given 3000 target gift cards holiday program. today's event is for ratcheted -- ratcheted -- registered household. thousands of families will receive gifts from the salvation army. the toy enjoy holiday drive is scheduled for this morning, and it is that the sap center in san jose. or than 400 preregistered families will receive toys, holiday food boxes, turkey, and they will market part. the salvation army collaborated with the san jose sharks to organize today's event. in marin city, that performing stars are asking for donations for the holiday toy giveaway. they're looking for toys and books for infants to 11-year-olds. or financial donations for gift cards for 12 to 17 euros. drop-off locations are listed on your screen. you can also donate online at performing stars.org/donate now.
the toy giveaway will be held on thursday. one week until christmas. it is going to be busy shopping out there. >> yes. we have talked about how cold it is, but how about six degrees and lake tahoe and nine in truckee. we are coming up out of the 30's, and some neighborhoods are chilly out there. you have the sun on the way. it is in san francisco, and more rainy days than dry days. we'll have to seven-day forecast, so stay so stay tuned. also, with the three-point record in the books, steph curry scores against the celtics, and we look at when number 400. gary peel will have the highlights, coming and sports. what can i du with less asthma?
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their five-game road trip. they will face the toronto raptors at the arena, and tipoff is at 4:00. there are several key players, including steph curry, andrew wiggins, and marine. they will not play, giving them an today to recover from the long road trip. last night, golden state took on the boston celtics, hoping to make a five-game losing streak against the celtics. here's abc 7 sports director with the highlights in this morning sports. >> good morning. covid. you know it is wreaking havoc on the country. pro sports are not immune. the warriors are without george cole us night in boston. he is in the covid particles. he could be out for 10 days. steph curry, he is feeling just fine. that is the secret dance before the game. the first three point attempt of the game, catch and she. it is a four-point play because he was found. 15 according -- quarter, and 20 at the half. this is almost every night, but that was a reverse slam on the law. he gets up. andrew wiggins is looking to score with 24 the half, and the
warriors are up 20. they blew the lead. jason tatum, here he comes. 27 points. the celtics are all the way back. they take a briefly, but in the warriors shot back on top. three-point warrior leads, and the staff -- and then staff -- and then staff takes a game-high. 111 to one of seven. when number 401st steve kerr. warriors are in toronto today. let's check out some college hoops. santa clara is hosting florida a&m. they were down 10 in the first half. the second half is a different story. at team-high 25 in the second half as they surged ahead. carl lewis stewart to the who. we call this authority. they throw down. santa clara wins easily. 8266. they lost to san diego. while the nfl originally said teams would forfeit if they could not play because covid, they walk that back. the raiders and browns are scheduled for today. they moved to monday. cleveland has 25 players out.
washington philly, plus the seahawks, they both moves tuesday. the 49ers and falcons remain on sunday. kyle shanahan, and most of these games being postponed is the right move. i can't imagine playing a game with missing 25 guys. that is hard when you are missing seven. i couldn't imagine what 25's, so to me, that is not paying attention to who and what, but that sounds like it makes the most sense to me. >> another step forward for the terminal project. the final environmental impact report on thursday. 3500 pages. the city says they have the 352 million needed for infrastructure, and the goal now is to get the city council thumbs-up vote in february. the hardest part of the process, i know from the one in san jose, it is getting political approval. i think, getting that, finding the city council, that is the key to this whole project. that is why we are pushing so hard to have happen as soon as possible. this is great to see.
tiger woods is back on the golf course. he is able to play in a father-son event with young charlie. they will play today. they are still recovering from the horrific car accident. look at the approach from young charlie. the kid has got some skills. not surprising when your father is tiger woods. the best rap on morning sports. have a great weekend. i am gary. >> let's get a check on the forecast. it is rainy. >> that's right. we will have a couple systems visit us, so we will see heavy rain at times. it will be an area of low pressure that will deepen often coast. it will tap into some subtropical moisture, and we like to call the atmospheric river. it will be aimed at the bay area. right now, storm track, to the north. we are looking at the fog beginning to evaporate in some neighborhoods, but boy, it has been a chilly start to the we can. especially in the east bay. three mile visibility, end up in santa rosa, still half mile. the view of sanford fell, you
can see a gray sky, and 42 downtown, 40 in oakland, and 37 in san jose. oregon hill is a typical cool spot at 36. 46, and 39, and it is kind of quiet out there. temperatures are in the mid 30's in santa rosa. 40 in nevada, looking at 33 in napa. upper 30's in livermore. we are on top now. you can see the fog. you've a partly cloudy afternoon on the way, and it will be cool today and tomorrow. monday will have them drive for most of us, and late monday, some rain. it really arrives on tuesday for the morning commute. then it will be off and on right through christmas we can. we are looking at a slow -- snow pack. just incredible from 14% a week to 10 days ago. to 90 days -- 292% in sierra. a hundred 2% central sierra. they gives us an average of 90%. they want snow in new england, and we have it all.
the west coast has more to come. partly cloudy skies throughout the rest of the day, and we will see a few more clouds as we get into the sunday. this is 2:00, and by evening time, you will get some drizzle. there will be drizzle for the morning commute on monday. here is tuesday morning. you can see some pockets of heavy rain in the north bay. this is the beginning of what is going to be a very wet week. temperatures today are only in the 40's, in the 50's. we will be looking at a series of wet weather systems to head our way. it looks like the second one will be quite strong. it would be christmas eve on friday. we will time it out for you as we get closer. also, it looks like the snow levels will begin to fluctuate. so that means, once we get a couple feet of snow in the mountains, we could see a rain, snow, mix. then back to snow. it will be kind of difficult to forecast. that is in the middle of the week, so stay tuned. as for today, it is dry and cold.
the accuweather 7 a forecast is looking at almost a repeat performance for your sunday. then we get into some rain, late monday. by tuesday, a level two with some heavier rain. winter arrives, and that is the shortest day of the week. of the year, i should say. then we are looking at level one systems that could be upgraded as we get closer to christmassy. for christmas day, we are looking a little bit soggy. travel is going to be particularly dicey, and likely not advised further. busy christmas week. likely, a winter storm warning all week long. >> people are going to like that snow. >> thanks ♪ ♪ ♪
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the tuesday night jackpot increases to $172 million. happening today, the salesforce park is hosting a free holiday event. the festive fun begins at 10:00. there will be gift wrapping and live music. holiday carols will be there. they will be there all weekend long. from 5:00 to 7:00, you can check up winterfest silent disco. tomorrow night, from 530:00 to 9:00 you can watch a holiday double feature. in san francisco, more than 100,000 children will get a toy for the holidays. it is part of the second chinatown winter wonderland. the event focuses on serving underprivileged server -- children in the community. there will be a bounce house, cookie decorating, and fallen snow. the chinese hospital will also be there, offering covid vaccinations to children ages five to 11, as well as booster shots for adults. festivities run from 10:00 until 4:30 p.m.. do make a wish upon a dandelion san francisco japan town.
the tokyo-based artist is opening a dandelion exhibit at japan central mall. it is the very first location in the country, and visitors are encouraged to make a wish for peace and blow upon the dandelion. then, the seeds will float to a dandelion at another exhibit, and they will produce another flower there. participants will use the smartphone to send their seeds, rather than blowing. visitors can even create a virtual dandelion seed with her name on it. admission is free. it sound like a great thing to checkup. a good thing to do inside. it is cold this weekend. >> that's right. it is dry today and tomorrow. let's take a look at tuesday and beyond. we get into next week. as we go to the week, we are setting up for a rainy tuesday. it could be a level two. it is going spread. there is sierra snow, and as we get into wednesday, thursday and. look what happens. another level two into christmas eve, and then it could be left over snow showers. rain into the weekend.
it is going to be an active weather week, and a try we can. it should be chilly. we will do it again with morning fog. there will be some frosty temperatures for sunday. monday is cloudy with some drizzle. we begin the rain on tuesday. i think thursday night to be another level two into friday. then, winding down into the christmas weekend. there is definitely what we want. stay tuned. >> that's good. thank you. thank you all for joining us here on abc 7 moorings. i am liz, along with lisa. the first weekend of the college football bowl season is here on abc 7. his next at 9 a.m.. south carolina takes on jackson state in the cricket celebration pope. mercedes-benz stadium in atlanta. at 1230, the uab faces the 13th rank byu in the technology independence bowl. at 4:30 p.m., utah state and oregon state will battle. at the jimmy kimmel live label in inglewood. enjoy the trailer. things for joining us. have a great day.
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