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good saturday morning. it is march 14th, 7:00 on the dot here at a live look outside. san jose under ominous clouds as we are under a micro climate weather alert. thanks so much for joining us. we have a birthday girl with a look at our micro climate forecast. i hesitated. i was going to touch you, but i
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didn't. >> we are also practicing social distancing, but thank you for saying happy birthday. i appreciate it. >> of course. from a distance. i will show you what they did in the back. but first let's get to weather because we are under a micro climate weather alert. as you saw in that other shot as well, very ominous. we need the rain. we are definitely welcoming the rain. we are expecting it. and here it is. temperatures are a little colder in the 40s and 50s. the reason why i show you why is because they're so far north. that will begin to develop making it go into the bay area. if you zoom in closer, you can already see the sierra snow coming down, but it is going to intensify and get stronger in through this afternoon over the evening hours and also into sunday. overall e expect scattered morning rain. our afternoon temperatures will drop down into the 50s. the reason they drop down is because we were in the 70s. now, rain chances will stay
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overnight into sunday. i will go over rain totals, sierra snow warnings and all of that coming up in 15 minutes. a lot to go over. we'll see you in 15. thanks. a major late bipartisan vote on the coronavirus aid package that will provide emergency leave and free testing. >> the house of representatives passed the aid package titled families first. democrats and the trump administration reached a deal that includes free testing, paid emergency leave. it stems the crisis and stabilizes the financial market or is said to. the package funnels billions of dollars into the coronavirus spike, designed to help those financially hit. >> we thought it would be important to assure the american people that we are willing and able to work together to get a job done for them. >> i think this is a really good sign that shows a bipartisanship of working together that we can
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overcome this virus. we have done much bigger things before. >> the vote now heads to the senate for passage. they could vote as early as monday or tuesday. and at the stroke of midnight last night, it was a last-minute scramble at airports around the world as the european travel ban went into effect at 9:00 p.m. our time pacific time. americans were racing to get home and europeans were rushing to get out of sfo. 26 countries are included in the ban. people from these countries won't be able to. >> enter the u.s. for the next 30 days. today in the bay, we were at sfo with the late night hustle. >> we were in paris and the flight was an absolute nightmare. >> reporter: the journey back from europe was a nightmare for some passengers, rushing to return before president trump's european travel ban took effect.
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like brook williams and garrett miller. >> the flight going to paris, which we left on the 6th, was empty. and then coming back because of the ban it was packed. >> in an effort to slow the spread of covid-19, president trump announced wednesday that no foreign nationals from 26 european countries could enter the u.s. for the next 30 days. american citizens and permanent residents can still come back, but not without enhanced screening and directions to self-quarantine. >> so i'm actually from spain. my mom called me like this morning and she was like, i got you a ticket. you're coming to spain today. borders are closing and the situation is not getting any better. >> maria nifeels safer isolatin herself there and then staying here. >> i want to be home. i want to be by my family and in
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a space where i can really isolate myself. and from the skies to the waters. it is happening once again. more than 600 people are in isolation on board a cruise ship. this is in brazil. two passengers reported coronavirus symptoms. that ship is now docked. the sick passengers are being monitored. we're told their diagnosis will determine if the entire ship gets quarantines. that leads us back here locally to the grand princess, still docked at the port of oakland. 14 international passengers remain onboard waiting to head home. what a nightmare for them. the 1,100 crew members who also remain onboard waiting for their next quarantine location. when everyone is off the ship, the vessel will be moved somewhere else in the san francisco bay. you may recall it docked there last sunday. eight firefighters are in
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quarantine this morning waiting to see if they test positive for covid-19 after a firefighter did test positive for the virus on tuesday. eight firefighters from the san jose fire department are also infected by covid-19. 46 others are under quarantine. also stanford is now asking students to leave campus after an undergraduate student tested positive for coronavirus. the university says all students need to leave by wednesday. finals will now be operational. only students who meet special requirements will be allowed to stay on campus. and we have learned a second person in santa clara county has died from coronavirus, a woman in her 80s. she is the fifth california person killed by covid-19. santa clara county has the most coronavirus cases, 79 at last count. that county is now taking things
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one step further, gatherings of 100 or more people are banned. >> we know that the outbreak of covid-19 in our county will continue to accelerate and we anticipate many, many more cases in the days and weeks to come. san francisco also has banned all nonessential events with more than 100 people. that could be your favorite restaurant, your little league opening day, any big party, any concert. the list goes on. this ban runs through april 30th. for more in depth information, check out our special report understanding coronavirus. you can stream it now online. just pull out your phone. use your camera to span the qr code in the bottom left corner of your screen. it will take you right to the video. or you can head to our website. at 7:07, we have much more ahead on today in the bay. coming up, a lot of people have been waiting for this option. we have an exclusive look on
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drive-through testing happening right now in the bay area. we'll tell you what you need to know before you can participate. and they thought the rain might be a problem, not a pandemic. the south bay bride and groom who had to change their wedding plans at the last minute because of coronavirus. just because we're super hungry...
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>> the next eight weeks are critical. >> reporter: president trump announced his bold plan for covid-19. >> i am officially declaring a national emergency. >> reporter: standing in the parking lot, this doctor is already implementing the president's plan. drive through testing. >> the biggest process is around us wearing the right protective gear to protect both us and the patient to make sure we're doing it the right way. >> reporter: he leads an eight person medical team under two tents on this windy afternoon. it is a ten step meticulous process of taking on and off the gear for every patient and then the testing. >> the actual swab is pretty fast. patients pull up. they turn off their car. once i put on the protective gear, we talk to them. we print the label. print the label on the swab and
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then i go and kind of explain it, the procedure and the swab, which is a little bit in the back of the throat, on each side and then it's pretty much done after that. >> we're constantly looking at what else can we do. how did today go? what can we change for tomorrow? and what does it look like. it starts with a vision. we come in here and make changes and constantly tweak depending on weather and patient demand. >> reporter: so what do you need to know? it is about a five minute process. >> personally, i know this is your job, but how concerning is it to you and your family and all your friends? >> well, i think there is a lot of unknowns, but at this point we're just going day by day and getting information and using the right precautions and making sure that we take care of our patients. >> that was our own raj reporting. is it just as easy as showing up? apparently not. you first get approval from your
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doctor, and then you drive up and get swabbed and then you are on your way. good to have that report, though. there is so much more ahead on today in the bay. coming up, just in time. a bay area couple got married with all their loved ones just before the new 100 person ban. and we are under a micro climate weather alert. it is certainly gloomy, but we need the rain. how much rain are we expecting? how long will it last? i will have answers to all those questions coming up. stay with us. ♪ the wait is over. try my new tiny tacos. 15 for 3 bucks or loaded for 4 bucks. delivered exclusively with uber eats. 15 for 3 bucks or so, i go to floor & decor, where they don't just know the difference between products, they live for it. from american hardwood to spanish porcelain to italian marble,
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♪ the wait is over. try my new tiny tacos. 15 for 3 bucks or loaded for 4 bucks. delivered exclusively with uber eats. welcome back at 7:15 on your saturday morning. a live look over san jose. cloudy skies. san francisco is already seeing rain. the rest of the bay area should be expecting it. we will be along in just a couple of minutes with your forecast here under a micro
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climate weather alert. a dramatic move by the catholic diocese of san jose. all public masses are suspended until further notice. it's the first time the diocese have ever decided to cancel public masses. all formation classes and parish classes are suspended. baptisms, weddings, funerals still will take place, but attendance will be limited to immediate family. the bishop said the church had to do something for parish inners who felt they were obligated to attend mass. >> this is a serious crisis, and we don't want to contribute to the spread of a virus that can compromise people's health of their life. >> virtual services will be live streamed. now to a south bay couple who had to change their wedding
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plans. amanda and kaleb originally were supposed to get married today. but they decided to tie the knot last night instead during their rehearsal dinner. the couple changed their plans because of santa clara's new limit on 100 person gatherings. they were expecting more than 200 guests at their wedding today but everything changed yesterday. >> because of all the outbreaks around here, we had to move our wedding, so we just decided to do it today instead and called up everybody that could make it and had a fun time. >> it was a great turn-out. >> yeah. we're married. >> congratulations to them. the couple started planning their wedding seven months ago. they thought that weather would be their biggest obstacle on their special day, not a glow bam pandemic. well, bless them and good to see them in such great spirits. let's check in with a look at our weekend forecast. and they also avoided some rain
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today. >> right. i wonder if that also played a role into doing it yesterday. but love is all that matters. >> yes, absolutely. >> now we're just -- >> we need it right now. >> we're doing a cleansing of the pollen as well with the rain because the allergies have also been picking up for a lot of folks. it is one of those things where i have been seeing the pollen climb everywhere. this is a live look at the golden gate bridge. and you can see the rain on our camera. we have already traced some rain up in the north bay. a lot of that rain still off the coast. look at san francisco. it is definitely going to be a cloudy and rainy day ahead. satellite radar right now showcasing a storm. it is going to develop moving from north to south within the next couple of hours. so today is going to be the start of the storm. then it will continue through tomorrow. you can see we have rain coming down in san francisco. i also want to turn your attention to the sierra because the sierra is expecting pretty
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stormy and severe winter weather especially heading into tomorrow. i will give you a closer look at that. if you had any plans to travel, your window may be closing by the hour. right now current temperatures 53 degrees in san jose. 48 in napa and 46 in santa rosa. this is a cold storm. so our daytime highs will be significantly cooler today. we were in the 70s earli mid-50s. 56 degrees in san jose. 52 in livermore. 50s across the board. so what is the timing of the rain looking like for us right now? well, your hour by hour outlook. there we go. let's go right back to that graphic. it is showcasing a line of storms moving in right around 12:00, 1:00. then it gets stormy overnight. heading into sunday, we get another round of rain with a chance for isolated thunderstorms and a possibility of hail because it is a colder system. how much rain are we going to
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see? anywhere from a quarter to over a half inch of rain for today with some of the higher totals expected in areas of the mountains. but taking this through sunday and into monday, we could see over an inch of rain in some areas, including santa cruz and down. if it stalls within the next movement coming in, that will mean higher rain totals for us. now, you snow outlook for the winter storm warning will remain in effect through the 16th. but there is also an avalanche watch. look at this. taking this all the way through sunday at 5:00, we're talking about two, three, four feet of snow expected. so tomorrow travel will be treacherous. chains will be required. they may even close some roads. cold 50s. low elevation possible around 2,000 feet, which means that
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could bring some of that snow to our local hill tops. we will keep the chance of rain through monday and even tuesday with wednesday and thursday continuing with that unstable atmosphere. so we're finally seeing that much needed rain. >> it is good to see. thank you so much. 7:2 1 right now. still ahead, the coronavirus forced postponement of the bay area's premier film festival. but some film producers who were supposed today bu their films have come together to showcase one of their own. it will make you bay area proud next. tv just keeps getting better.
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welcome back. there is sun dance. there is tribeca and cinequest. it's been postponed because of coronavirus. but the people involved are now joining together to support one of their own members in need. garvin thomas explains in this
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morning's bay area proud. >> our story centers on the cinequest film festival. it may not seem like a great week for them. they were forced to postpone their second week of screening. still, the organizers are looking to put their disappointment into perspective. they don't have to look far. film lovers come here to revel in stories about what artists like to call the human condition. but even the best films by the best film makers still have trouble holding a candle to real life. it's what actress and producer elizabeth mitchell is learning the hard, hard way. >> yes, i have cancer. with this diagnosis, i should not be here at this time next year. >> elizabeth and her husband are fixtures in the bay area film community. they have worked on a great variety of projects, even have
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their own comedy series streaming on an som. for the past 12 years, shawn and elizabeth have worked with cinequest to create the festivals trailer. in this industry, that counts for a lot. >> they turn out to be your family. >> which is why when elizabeth shared her diagnosis last year with cinequest cofunder, he rushed to support them emotionally and financially. >> both of them are incredibly giving people. they have done so much for cinequest and people we serve. others have jumped in as well, offering money, rides, meals, whatever it needs. >> the bay area community has been amazing. i heard from people that i knew of but i had never actually met or worked with so that outpouring has been so
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unexpected. >> which is way making it to cinequest this year was so important to elizabeth. >> how are you? >> a chance to say thank you in person to the film family that has supported her. and letting them know she is still hoping to write a happy ending. important to note that second week of screening for cinequest was not canceled, just postponed until later in august. garvin thomas, nbc bay area news. at 7:26 much more ahead coming up. schools are now closed across the bay area, leaving families scrambling for help with child care for the next few weeks. we'll tell you about the extreme steps one mom is making to take care of her kids. plus, a sign of the times. thieves breaking into a woman's car, stealing one very hod commodity amid coronavirus fears. you can't outrun it.
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the pain is coming.
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good saturday morning. it is 7:28 on this march 14th. a live look outside. some sun breaking through those clouds as we begin what will be a rainy bay area weekend. we are under a micro climate weather alert. >> yeah. and that sun is trying so hard to peek through, but eventually the rain will make its through way. we haven't seen rain rain, at least not measurable rain in a long time. look at the golden gate bridge shot right there. just remember because we haven't seen rain in so long, slow down on the roads. it could be slick especially after such a dry winter. that storm is developing to our north. and it is a cold storm. what does a cold storm mean? it means a drop in temperatures but also a chance for the development of hail and
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thunderstorms and also low elevation snow. you can see the sierra there already getting some snow. do not leave your house without chains and do not leave your house without checking potentials for road closures. trust me, you do not want to get stuck on travel up to lake tahoe. your travel will be in the 50s. i'll talk more about the timing, exactly what we're expecting, how long it will last coming up in 15 minutes. >> it's so crazy because we were talking about spring actually starts on tuesday. >> yeah. at least it's here. >> better late than never. thanks so much. we begin right now with a major late night bipartisan vote on the coronavirus aid package which will help provide paid emergency leave and free coronavirus testing. the house of representatives passed the aid package titles families first late last night. democrats in the trump administration reached the deal.
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it is set to include free testing, paid emergency leave. it is supposed to stem the overnight crisis and help stabilize the markets. the package funnels billions of dollars into the coronavirus fight, especially designed to help those financially hit. >> we thought it would be important to show the american people, assure the american people that we are willing and able to work together to get a job done for them. >> i think this is a really good sign that shows a bipartisanship, the working together that we can overcome the virus. we have done much bigger things before. >> the vote now heads to the senate for passage. they could vote as early as monday or tuesday. and last night it was a last-minute scramble at airports around the world. the european travel ban went into effect at 9:00 p.m. pacific time last night. europeans rushing to get out of sfo. 26 countries in all are included
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in the ban. people from these countries will not be able to enter the u.s. for the next 30 days. we're told it does not apply to u.s. citizens, nor green cardholders. today in the bay, we were at sfo with this late night look. >> we were in paris, and the flight was an absolute nightmare. >> reporter: the journey back from europe was a nightmare for some passengers, rushing to return before president trump's european travel ban took effect like brook and garrett. >> the flight going to paris, which we left on the 6th was empty. and then coming back, because of the ban, it was packed. >> reporter: in an effort to slow the spread of covid-19, president trump announced wednesday that no foreign nationals from 26 european countries could enter the u.s. for the next 30 days. american citizens and permanent residents could still come back, but not without enhanced screening and directions to
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self-quarantine. >> so i'm actually from spain. >> reporter: european passport holders are departing. >> my mom called me this morning saying, i got you a ticket. you are coming to spain today. borders are closing and the situation is not getting better. >> reporter: she feels safer flying into the epicenter and isolating herself there. then staying here. >> i want to be home. i want to be by my family in a space where i can really isolate myself. >> reporter: nbc bay area news. we have learned that a second person in santa clara county has died from coronavirus. she was a woman in her 80s. she is the fifth california resident killed by covid-19. here is a look at the current numbers in the bay area. santa clara county has the most cases at 79 at last count. the county is now taking things a few steps further. gatherings of 100 or more people are banned. >> we know that the outbreak of
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covid-19 in our country will continue to accelerate, and we anticipate many, many more cases in the days and weeks to come. >> we want to show you video now that just came into our news room minutes ago. this is early this morning. lines. look at that line. wow. stretched around costco in south san francisco. people waiting in the cold, in the dark waiting outside of that store long before doors opened. people of course are trying to stock their homes with as many supplies as they can, but unfortunately we are hearing stories that will be greeted with empty shelves. paper towels, cleaning supplies sold out. we just hope that everyone can survive this together. and remember that we are all in this together. san francisco also has banned all nonessential events
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with more than 100 people just like santa clara county. so we want to give you a picture that that could even mean your favorite restaurant. it could be little league opening day this weekend. any big party, a wedding. the list goes on. you should know that that ban runs through april 30th. all right. so we just showed you costco and trader joe's. now your favorite little neighborhood store is a mess as well. t mom and pop shops empty. sergio shows us. >> reporter: for the second day in a row customers have been flooding into super markets all across the bay area. at the international food bizarre on union street and campbell, it has been this busy from the moment doors opened until closing items. one of the most popular items, rice. >> it is like a doomsday kind of mentality. people are stocking up and they
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need their provisions. >> big chains have been hectic for most of the week. >> pretty hectic in there. i mean, there is a lot of people shopping for water and chicken. basically just empty on all the shelves. >> and he took a couple pictures to send to his friends. he was surprised at how bare the shelves were. the last two days have been their busiest days ever. these are the shelves. the run on certain markets is an understandable effort to prepare for the uncertainty that may be coming with the spread of the coronavirus. but experts tell us, it's not necessary. >> for most products, the supply chain is works just fine now. food production is fine. paper good production is fine. >> reporter: and one trader joe's customer says rushing to super markets is counter intuitive. >> we're supposed to be quarantining but we're rushing to all these grocery stores and i think that's interesting. sadly car break-ins happen
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all the time. but this is a break-in that really caught our attention. we want to introduce you to this wall net creek woman who said that thieves broke into two of her cars and stole her hand sanitizer. it happened on thursday. they also took a pack of wipes and a couple cell phone chargers. >> i just thought it was crazy. we're definitely in crazy times when that's what they were stealing out of their cars. even the police officers were rolling their eyes saying even coronavirus has the criminals going crazy. >> of course hand sanitizers are a hot commodity right now, sold out at every store. maybe if you have it in your car, keep it hidden. crazy reality we're in right now. for all of us parents out there, what are we going to do? three weeks with our kids at home. it's not just a challenge to teach them at home, but for many families, a challenge to feed them and take care of them. sheryl takes us there. >> reporter: amanda works
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full-time at rocks on main in martinez. she has three stepchildren in the city's school district. one of them has a compromised immune system. all of the adults in their lives so with the drastic measures. >> no one can watch the kids. the health is at risk. we will have to send the grandparents to live in oregon. >> a heart ship thousands of people are facing now that schools are closing and scrambling to protect students and staff against the coronavirus. >> everybody just wants to be with our loved ones and make sure everybody is safe and everybody is healthy. to have to split up the family, to put the kids so far away from us, you know, it's scarey. >> different or difference? >> reporter: it's scary for children that attend schools. lowry is a working single mother. child care is going to be a
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challenge. >> i can work, but i just can't work as long as i would like to because they are at home and they're children. parents who have young children, it's going to be real hard for the parents with infants and toddlers. if you'd like more in depth information, be sure to check out our special report understanding coronavirus. you can stream it online right now. open the camera. you can scan that qr code on the bottom left of your screen. it will take you right to the video. you can also just go to our website, nbcbayarea.com. and we will continue to try to help you through this. still ahead on today in the bay, we will shift gears a little bit as the curry family steps up to help students and their families during these uncertain times. we'll tell you what they're doing and what they're asking of you.
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we are back with a call from help from the curries. they are donated to the food bank because oakland schools are shut down, which means a problem for kids who need to eat. >> we want to intercede on behalf of the kids that rely on their daily services and try to help any way we can. >> the curries say they want to do their part to make sure kids don't go hungry and to take away some of the stress parents are feeling during this time. they're also asking others who can to donate as well. and the warriors as a whole are stepping up as well. the owners, coaches and players are donating $1 million to help all the part-time employees at chase center, the vendors, the ushers, the parking lot attendants. that's more than 1,000 people helping to bridge the gap so they get paid while games are not play edplayed.
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7:42 right now. coming up, we investigate steps being taken by nursing homes to protect senior citizens from covid-19. just how prepared are they? >> if you live in the south bay, you might not be seening rain. but in the north bay, there it is. i'll talk about the timing. how much rain. and a closer look at your sierra forecast coming up. stay with us. just because we're super hungry... ...doesn't mean you got to spend a lot! because denny's brought back the super slam™. with eggs, hash browns, bacon, sausage and pancakes.
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good morning. it is 7:45. we are waking up with a micro climate weather alert. we are tracking our first team with measurable rain with a dry winter season. look at this. this is in richmond now. not everybody is seeing rain just yet. but the system is moving from north to south. san francisco has started to see rain. here it is on satellite radar. the majority of that rain is still off the coast. it will begin its trek through this afternoon and into tomorrow. we are just starting to see the
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incoming of it, the beginning stages of it. here it is in san francisco. as this begins to develop, i also want to make mention that this is a cold storm. what that will bring for us is a possibility of hail and a drop in our daytime highs. we have been in the 60s, the 70s earlier this week. today we will be topping out in the mid-50s. 56 in san jose. 52 in san francisco. and after some scattered rain i would say within the next couple of hours, we'll start to notice just a little bit stronger. so i will take you through the timing of all of this. saturday at 1:30, today at about 1:30, you can see this developing right around noon. now keep in mind, we're going to keep the chance of isolated thunderstorms and even a possibility of some small hail. advancing this time a little more forward to about 5:00 p.m., we notice some heavier pockets of rain start to develop. also just off the cruise leading
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to santa cruz. some heavier rain between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. and then some widespread rain by the evening hours. the entire bay area will see rain with that rain continuing overnight into sunday. now by about 9:00 p.m. on sunday, we'll start to notice the rain become a little bit more scattered. but the rain will continue into monday on and off with at least the chance of lower elevation snow. by lower elevation snow, i'm talking about 2,000 feet. so maybe some of our local mountains. now, if that cold front decides to kind of stall out, this is going to increase and boost our rain fall totals. but this is so far right now what the euro models are showing. some of the highers totals expected for the mountain area. taking it all the way to sunday and even through monday, we might even get nearly two inches up through the area and redwood states. sunnyville, over an inch and a half.
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this will shift as that front stalls. if it does, that will boost our chance of seeing more rain. now your snow outlook, there is a winter storm warning right now and an avalanche watch. so travel is definitely not recommended. we are talking about several feet of rain -- i should say snow expected. and that snow will continue all week long. so if you have plans to come back on monday or tuesday from your sierra travel, you will want to check the road conditions. and then in san francisco and also inland areas, the rain will be continuing. we have a lot of chances for seeing more rain coming up. great. just in the nick of time. >> we need it. >> we need it. just be careful on the roads. >> definitely. thanks so much. still ahead on today in the bay, after a covid-19 death, how prepared are our nursing homes to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. we investigate the efforts to keep high risk people safe.
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welcome back. it's 7:51. amid the coronavirus chaos, there is a huge concern about our senior citizens who live in nursing homes. this after 18 residents of a single nursing home in washington state died of covid-19. the federal government is now restricting visitors across the country. here at home, we looked into owe hour local nursing homes are doing and how prepared they are. >> reporter: looking at nursing facilities across the bay area,
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our investigation found that some local counties have ordered nursing homes to restrict access. while most others haven't. what used to be a check-in at his mother's nursing home. >> extremely important. >> reporter: has turned into a security check point for bruce in san francisco. she's 97, he says, and his visits are everything to her. >> there is continuity from the life she had outside. >> reporter: bruce is one of thousands of people that can't visit family in nursing home at the moment. these are people, the cdc says, who have a higher risk of serious illness from covid-19. >> i don't think that we are nearly as prepared as we should be. >> reporter: brandon is an activepy therapy supervisor at one of the bay area's largest
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nursing facilities. he says short staffing industry wide continues to be a problem. alameda and santa clara county have the most beds. as of friday, san francisco, san mateo and sonoma counties issued orders banning visitors to the facilities. >> i i don't think it stops. i think it collapses. we have the resources to give you. let us help you. people are more likely to hear that than simply telling them what they have to do. >> the executive director who helps long term care with services. they are taking the outbreak seriously but agree more staffing problems means more
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risk. >> it also places additional risk because if the caregiver could not know they are sick and go from one facility to another. that is why infection control is serious right now. so i think it is different all over, right? i kept three counties. there are a lot of different communities and cultures. i think they are doing the best that they can. >> reporter: over the years, nursing homes have generally received less than stellar safety scores than others. infection control is the second most common type of code violation. it is a problem brandon says that's as serious as it is socially isolating for his residents. >> i have a strong feeling that as days and weeks go on, you know, that it's, you know, going to get a little more confusing for them. >> reporter: for bruce, both he and his mother have to adjust. >> i think as long as we can talk on the phone. >> reporter: and try to trust the system while keeping in touch. >> we reached out with questions
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about staffing levels and equipment. they did not want to comment and referred us to their website. now, this is an evolving situation at all levels the federal level. and we'll be back with more news after the break. stay with us. ♪ dramatic choir music ♪ dramatic choir music ♪ dramatic choir music it's the rush of relaxation. introducing the all-new lincoln corsair.
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welcome back. the airline schedules are a mess thanks to coronavirus. carriers are letting many passengers cancel their trips without penalties. chris is going to walk us through steps you can take and avoid some potential pitfalls. >> right now many airlines are bending their super strict rules about nonrefundable tickets. ordinarily nonrefundable means nonrefundable, period. right now some airlines are offering passengers who want to cancel some extra flexibility. here are a few things you need to know about how and when to cancel. plus, what you'll get. let's start with that. you might not get a cash refund. you might end up with an airline credit for the amount you pay.
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think of it like a store credit or a gift card. when you are ready to book a new reservation, you can use your old ticket. beware, airline credits traditionally expire in about a year. if you decide to cancel, make that call early. some tickets require you to cancel before departure time. otherwise, you could be charged hundreds of dollars in no show fees. don't wait until the last second. the airlines told us their phone banks are swamped and lots of people con plained to us it is taking forever to get a hold of someone. reach out on social media, send an e-mail. if all else fails, go to the airport and cancel your ticket in person at the ticket counter. if you have trouble with travel, let us know about it. go to nbcbayarea.com and tap responds or call us. >> always the best information and we want everyone to know we are here to help you.
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we are in this together. thanks so much for making us a part of your program. we will have more local news for you tonight and all day on nbcbayarea.com. we will see you back here tomorrow. have a great saturday. you can't outrun it.
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