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the suspect walking off. we'll be back with storm ranger, and when the wet weather could hit your neighborhood. a big reversal. i am cierra johnson. live in the north bay, a last-minute change to the state's new mask mandate is now in effect. i will break down what you need to know, coming up. plus -- >> mr. meadows has left us no choice. >> should mark meadows face criminal charges? the house debate over the former white house chief of staff. this is "today in the bay." here we go. it's wednesday morning. good morning to you. thank you for making us part of your morning. i am marcus washington. >> i am laura garcia. we have a lot to get to, but first let's check in with rob mayeda who is in for kari this morning.
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how are things looking now? >> a higher impact for evening commutes. right now, 43 degrees around walnut creek, and the main affect with our incoming storm will be dropping down the coast into the afternoon, so you will notice the wind picking up. highs in the low to mid-50s. wind and rain on the increase tonight. north bay has seen the highest impact for your evening commute than all areas heading towards midnight. you may feel the impact of the mask mandate. today in the bay's cierra johnson is inside a north bay gym. cierra, there's a lot to follow. >> reporter: good morning. yeah, definitely a lot to keep track of. even coming to the gym, there was confusion with some of the
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guests of where things stand this morning. take a look at your screen. as it stands right now, gyms, offices and churches in san francisco, alameda, contra costa marin and sonoma can let those members go maskless, because they were allowing individuals that received their vaccinations to go maskless, and in counties that had not already relaxed their mask rules, they will have to continue to wear their mask. >> it's a little harder, just because when your breath gets heavy, it starts to get harder to breathe through the mask. >> i never took my mask off. very early in the pandemic i lost a very close family friend to covid-19 so because of that i feel much more comfortable wearing mine. >> reporter: the state also had
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a couple recommendations ahead of the holiday season. they are urging folks to get tested before attending those celebrations and if you are traveling to california get tested within three to five days of your trip. back here, you can say folks walking in, some with a mask and some without a mask and that's because we are in marin county, one of the counties where they previously have been allowed to go maskless because they had that proof of vaccination. if you are in one of the counties where the new rules do apply, you want to check and double-check that you are, in fact, in that county and you are able to follow instructions there. we are live in mill valley, cierra johnson for "today in the bay." >> i am impressed with how many people are up and exercising already this morning. thanks so much, cierra. the world health organization is sounding the dvz abo omicron variant. it says the variant is spreading at a rate not seen with any previous variant.
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the director general says it's probably in most countries even if it has not been detected yet. vaccines alone will not protect against it. the w.h.o. is calling for countries to use masks and social distancing to prevent further spread. 35 states have known cases of omicron, and only one person has been hospitalized with this variant and no deaths have been reported. we're keeping track of the latest covid headlines for you all in one place. just head to nbcbayarea.com/coronavirus. developing this morning, the house is taking the serious step of holding mark meadows in contempt of congress. former president trump's former chief of staff refused to testify before the january 6th committee and may now face prosecution. today in the bay's alice barr on capitol hill with a look at the overnight developments for us. alice. >> laura, mark meadows is
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claiming executive privilege. he's tacking on to a privilege trump himself made, and he's not answering questions and that could land him in a criminal prosecution. >> the resolution is adopted -- >> overnight the house voting to hold a second ally of former president trump, then chief of staff, mark meadows in contempt of congress. >> mr. meadows has left us no choice. the select committee is investigating an attack on our democracy, and it's essential that witnesses cooperate. >> meadows refused to appear for a deposition with the january 6th select committee investigating the siege, reversing course after first saying he would cooperate and
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handing over unclassified documents. >> i tried to share nonprivileged information, and the privilege is trump's to waive. >> one of the president's sons texted mr. meadows, quote, he's got to condemn this [ bleep ] asap. >> fox news has slammed the committee for releasing these messages. >> he is destroying his legacy, laura ingram wrote. can he make a statement, ask people to leave the capitol, sean hannity urged. >> if convicted of criminal contempt, meadows could face up to a year in prison.
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congresswoman, liz cheney, one of two republicans that voted for contempt with all democrats is defending the move saying how we respond to january 6th is, quote, the moral test of our generation. laura, back to you. >> so interesting to watch. alice barr, live from washington. thank you. two suspects in custody this morning tied to a recent string of bay area retail thefts. this image was posted of what they say of more than $200,000 in recovered stolen merchandise. those items were discovered after serving a warrant at a vallejo home where they arrested one person, and the merchandise is from victoria secret, nordstrom and target. here we are at the golden gate bridge. hey, you can see there the commute is not too bad this morning. mike will update us on that in
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just a bit. first, we have to get a look at the forecast. rob mayeda with a look at the forecast. how are we shaping up? >> right now a chilly start. we did see on the golden gate bridge camera, and seeing this around the santa cruz mountains as well. the main event with the next storm system working its way down the coast. the most significant rain should be in the north bay, and light rain showers around the rest of the bay area. 11:00 tonight we begin to see the rain rates picking up in the south bay. today will be fairly cool. wind will pick up, and highs in the low to mid-50s today. rain moving in for the evening commute. now for a check of your commute around fremont, here's mike. yeah, speeds near fremont and 880 are fine, and the
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slowing cleared here. this is counter commute so there was good recovery. now we have more volume of traffic coming this way into fremont along the tri-valley and east bay. but things are moving smoothly. and this may affect your approach toward the transition, and most of your commute coming in out of the tri-valley toward silicon valley. contra costa county shows typical slowing on highway 4. no surprises for highway 37 in the north bay. we have the backup with the metering lights turned on. >> getting busy out there. thanks, mike. coming up, a critical holiday shipping deadline. from here on out you will have to pay more to make sure those packages arrive on time. you are not going to see these numbers move much at all. that's because the fed has a
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we're seeing a chilly start to the morning. a few light rain showers passing through the south bay right now ahead of wined and rain on the way for the afternoon, and i will let you know how much you can expect, coming up. a good flow of traffic. wet roadways may be a factor for some commuters but have not seen a problem through oakland yet this morning. the bay bridge toll plaza, i'll show you what is waiting for you once you get there. happy wednesday to you. it sounds as if google had enough of employees who are not willing to get vaccinated. in a story broken by our colleague over at cnbc, google has told workers they will be fired if they don't follow company rules and get vaccinated. google is showing, quote, little patience, according to the report.
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your employer can make its own requirements even though the courts set aside biden's vaccine mandate. a study by the census bureau found poor families used the child tax credit to pay off debt. one in three families used the money for education. and then we have already blocked one company from accessing certain american-made chips. it's the most popular drone maker in the world but the u.s. government says the technology is used by the chinese government to monitor repressed groups in china. six women filed suit in state
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court on tuesday. one suit points out after elon musk decided the newest car would be the model y, things got worst. f, 3,x and y models. we have talked about this before, flighting inflation by definition hurts and it could cost jobs and more for a house because it means winding down for the support for the economy by raising rates. you hear people saying, we have to do something and we're about to do something, and they may not like it. about to feel it. today is the deadline to ensure your postal service will
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make it in time for christmas. the best options for this friday for first class mail, and ups three-day select. you are probably familiar with many of the films being put in the industry. >> you are probably familiar with them. yeah, these are judged to be culturally, aesthetically and worthy of preservation for future generations. >> i agree. >> yeah, all classics. >> there you go. >> i like that. no "dumb and dumber" huh? >> not yet. >> that's on another list. >> that's a film. >> we will have to do a study session. >> all right.
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no, this weekend i think things are going to clear up and you will want to get out and do last-minute shopping. another storm is headed our way. >> we will see the impacts of it increasing as we head through the afternoon, and so far this morning it's chilly out there. you will want a thick jacket as you head out this morning. 44 degrees in san josé. no rain there. 43 in walnut creek now. in san francisco, we did have a few showers. notice the wind southeast at 10. wind will be part of the story as we head through the afternoon. really just not going to warm up a whole lot. we will have cloudy skies throughout the day, wind picking up and rain increasing especially in the north bay, where highs will be in the upper 40s to low 50s. pretty much from 48 degrees to 55 will be the temperature range around the bay area today. towards the evening commute we will see gusts picking up at 20 to 40 miles per hour around some
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of the hill tops, so it will be breezy. the rain will start to move south and the wind speeds should come down this time tomorrow morning as the storm system moves out. as we look at the storm ranger doppler radar, light showers approaching 17, and we had snow flurries around mount hamilton this morning. starting up in the north bay around lunchtime to midafternoon, you are getting into the rain and light showers to the south and then the main event for the bay area should be around sunset tonight. you can see things here at 11:00, cold air and could have hailyimnç
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friday and saturday we catch a break. sunday we get back into the rain at times, and then notice monday, tuesday and also wednesday, pulling up moisture out of the south. it's another atmospheric river connection. if you are on the coastal mountains or the north bay especially, pay attention to the forecast. looks like it will stay active all the way through christmas eve. if that's on your christmas list, a lot of sierra snow and rain, there's a lot of it showing up here in the 7-day forecast. rain on the increase in the north bay in the afternoon and then tapering off this time tomorrow morning. a nice break comes in friday and saturday. then back to the stormy weather sunday through the middle of next week. mike? >> you are watching our
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christmas snow delivering and see if it's on time. rob will track that. you are having the traditional delay at the bay bridge toll plaza. even though the rain is not active, we have the leftovers because the sun has not dried out the roadways. be careful for the slick conditions and wet roadways. traffic is moving at the toll plaza. that's always a good sign. in the north bay, highway 37 and 4 coming into concord, pittsburg, and now pushing into walnut creek, a crash over towards the walnut creek interchange. the crash north 680, the interchange is open and no injuries reported there. a minor crash through livermore may slow you down on 580. san mateo bridge, it's not about speed or wind, it says get vaccinated and your booster.
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important message. next up on "today in the bay," "nbc bay area responds." >> more than a year after she ordered window dressings, she said she did not have all the parts she paid for. i am nbc consumer reporter, chris chmura. "nbc bay area responds," next. ♪ >> oh, yes, the team all ready for christmas the team and i. let me know if you are ready for the holidays. you can find me on facebook, instagram and twitter. maybe we could do something here. >> maybe not -- just kidding. >> it's 6:21. we'll be right back.
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kurtens and installation incomplete. she complained for months and that went nowhere, she contacted us. lots of back and forth for over a year but she finally got her parts and refund. by e-mail jcpenney said, thank you for your patients and we are sorry to hear about this customer's experience. when you shop online, by phone or by mail, stores have a month to ship or you can get your money back. we made a how-to video about that, and you can watch it on our streaming channels and our youtube page and website, nbcbayarea.com. look for the "how to play list." some of oakland's unsung heroes. >> steph curry and his wife are
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using the holiday to honor people and local programs. they started their 12 days of christmas event. >> yesterday the currys surprised athletes at oakland cross-country championships. the kids got gear and shoes from under armour and the athletic league that runs the program got a check for $150,000 to help expand their sports program. nice to see. next here, top stories we are following this morning including the rain already making its way back into the area. rob mayeda is tracking the storm's path. plus -- >> today sheriff laurie smith's
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anniversary in office, and we will talk about the allegations against her. legislation supporters argue will protect thousands of workers otherwise ignored when it comes to bona fide benefits.
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if there's a conviction, the remedy is removal from office. >> right now at 6:30, santa
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clara county sheriff tangled in controversy. the new grand jury accusations laurie smith is facing this morning and the impact it could have on her future. the pressure to get vaccinated before the new year. this is "today in the bay." rain is already making its way back into the bay area after monday's downpour. here we are wednesday morning. thank you so much for starting your morning with us. i am laura garcia. >> i am marcus washington. we are broadcasting to your television as well as streaming to nbcbayarea.com. as we look out at storm ranger on san bruno, rob mayeda is in for kari this morning. >> the view, the camera view interesting. partly cloudy skies and a few temperatures out there. mid-30s in santa rosa. speaking of storm ranger,
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picking up a few showers here across the peninsula hill tops and the santa cruz mountains. the main event comes in later today starting off in the north bay. you will have the rain and wind picking up. highs will be in the upper 40s and low 50s. the rain on the increase tonight. a closer look at the storm and the rain totals coming up in a few minutes. >> thank you, rob. 6:31. today santa clara sheriff celebrates a anniversary in her long career, but it comes with new accusations swirling around her. >> accusing sheriff laurie smith of willful and corruption. the grand jury's accusation were formerly filed in court on tuesday mostly in connection to a play to pay scandal that we have been reporting on and has
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been under investigation for more than two years now. the sheriff and her top aides are accused of accepting gifts. the final count akaouss of sheriff of failing to cooperate in the investigation involving an injury to an inmate during transfer. >> charges like these can't but help undermine the public's trust in law enforcement and public institutions, and mostly it's sad that it came to this. >> i was at a press conference where sheriff smith said she was not ready to retire her as the supervisors were urging her to do. what happens next?
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now that the grand jury charges are filed, the sheriff is due in court january 12th. the santa clara district attorney recused himself, which is not out of the norm, so the san francisco district attorney, chesa boudin, will prosecute it. breaking news just into our news room. jpmorgan chase changing on the conference they tprupbs january 10th and will be a virtual event now
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like last january. a covid vaccine mandate fast approaching for students in the east bay school district. bob redell is live. important today even though the mandate will not kick in until next year. looks like we are having issues with his microphone. we will get back to him in just a minute. san francisco with the first of its kind measure to boost benefits for low income workers. supervisors yesterday approved paid sick leave for home workers, including cleaners, nannies, gardeners and caretakers. it will affect some 10,000 workers.
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employers pay one hour of wages into a fund for each 30 hours of work. it's 6:34. taking a live look at the skyline in san josé and the south bay this morning. a clear start. it's a chilly start as well. grab a jacket, sweater, coat, maybe layers before you head out the door. i know people back east make fun of california, but it's cold. >> it is cold, by our standards, bay area standards. we're seeing 30s and 40s outside. a few spots in the area with a few scattered showers. we have snow at mount hamilton. that's legitimately cold. a few of the flurries moving off to the east. [yaí stays in the north bay, then after 7:00 tonight we will begin to see that rain spreading to the south. highs today with increasing clouds, increasing wind, and we're staying quite cool. in the north bay, you will want an umbrella and hang on to it.
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highs today in the low to mid-50s, and rain increasing heading into the night. let's see how your commute is shaping up in palo alto. >> yeah, hang on to the wheel, rob. 101 moving smoothly. we had a little slowing around marsh and then things cleared up. maybe crews clearing from this portion of 101. you see the green sensors. great drive across the dumbarton and san mateo bridge. here a little more volume, and that's traditional in the east bay. this might slow you down a little bit on the shore highway. these crashes scattered around and they are all counter commute except for that getting over to the airport. this one is getting away from the bay bridge. i am tracking it. everything is standard on the
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map. back to you. bob, talk to us about what is going on with the mandate because it does not kick in until next year. >> yeah, a couple weeks from now. contra costa unified is requiring students 12 and up to be vaccinated by january 3rd of 2022, however the district is saying in order to meet the mandate students should be getting their second dose today, by december 15th, and we reached out to get an update on how the vaccinations are going for the kids and never received a response. the mandate is the first for students and teachers. the teachers' union told us beginning of december 99% of the teachers were vaxxed, and as of
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december 2nd, it was 85% of all staff, not just the teachers, were vaxxed. down south in l.a., students 12 and up in the los angeles unified school district were supposed to be vaxxed by this sunday, but they delayed the enforcement of the mandate until the fall of 2022. this is an order to prevent 30,000 students from being forced to online instruction. they consider the fact that the vaccination rate among students is already at 87%. in the north bay, marin county schools are taking a major step in preventing an outbreak. they will hold out 47,000 rapid covid tests, and this is for them to take home during the holiday break. according to the paper, they are expected to use one of those
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tests on the afternoon before school resumes on january 3rd. reporting live, bob redell, "today in the bay." >> thank you, bob. it's 6:38. >> i am cierra johnson live in the north bay. some big changes coming to the mask mandate. coming up, i will break down what you need to know if you are in some bay area counties. new hopes for bipartisanship in washington as president biden goes to kentucky to check out the damage. we'll be right back. this holiday season, we want to enjoy the gift of being together. for peace of mind, take the first step in knowing. because it might just be a cold, but you want to be confident. the binaxnow covid-19 antigen self test
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good wednesday morning to you. we are waking up to chilly temperatures and still a few widely scattered showers moving around the santa cruz mountains. the main event arriving in the north bay this afternoon. i will have a look at that coming up. you expect the slowing towards san francisco. away from the bay bridge, i'll show you what i'm talking about, coming up. there are last-minute changes in one plan, so today in the bay's cierra johnson is live for us inside one of the north bay gyms up there. there's confusion to some folks arriving this morning. >> reporter: yeah, a lot of
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folks by habit threw on their mask, and a bit of reversal of the mask mandate statewide that goes into effect today. it's a little confusing. we'll break it down for you. take a look at these screen. these counties you see on your screen right now, san francisco, alameda, contra costa, marin and sonoma, they are allowed to let their guests go maskless at gyms, offices and churches, and they are being grandfathered in, but counties that had not already relaxed that masking rule, those individuals must wear mask at all indoor public places. the state also issued a couple recommendations, and as we approach the holiday season, they are urging folks to get tested before holiday gatherings, and if you are traveling to california, get
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tested three days before you travel. they are looking at where things in terms of do we mask or not mask, and i am joined by the general manager of the orange theory here in mill valley. rachel, talk about what a roller coaster ride this has been and then arriving now where the folks who have been maskless because of the vaccine can continue to be maskless. >> i am waking up to figure out we have been grandfathered in, so folks will be happy to hear that. >> reporter: i guess, what are you doing to ensure the safety and cleanliness of your
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facility? >> we have been cleaning since we opened, and we encourage folks to wipe down before and after, and the staff winds downs handles and doors and things like that. >> reporter: some changes coming. if your facility already allowed you to go maskless because of the vaccine, you can continue to go maskless. there's more information on nbcbayarea.com. president biden has just left the white house on his way to few the damage from the deadly tornadoes in kentucky. kentucky leaders praised the biden administration for its quick response. >> tornadoes don't care who is republican or democrat, and neither does fema.
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we saw it with hurricane sandy, and not so much with the hurricane that hit puerto rico. but we are seeing it today. congress held a vote last night and nearly every republican voted no, but an earlier vote where republicans participated, notely mitch mcconnell, cleared the way for them to lift the debt ceiling. not doing so would cause the u.s. to default on its debt. economists say it would possibly create a worldwide recession. the debt ceiling allows us to pay back money, we, republicans and democrats, already spent including money spent during the trump administration. the house found mark meadows in contempt because he refused to answer questions from u.s. lawmakers. here he is answering questions from news max, and he answered questions from fox the day
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before. meadows becomes the second found in contempt after steve bannon. the justice department charged bannon, and it's the doj that levels those charges. before he refused to answer questions, meadows turned over a huge number of white house records, including text messages from january 6th. we read some of those to you yesterday, and here's more from liz cheney. >> one quote said, we are under siege here at the capitol. another, they have breached the capitol. in a third, mark, protesters are literally storming the capitol, breaking windows on doors, rushing in. is trump going to say something? a fourth. there's an armed standoff at the house chamber door. and another from somebody inside
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the capitol. we are all helpless. >> former president trump once again lost a court case. he was trying to keep his tax records away from investigators, and a judge ruled congress can see the records but stayed the decision for two weeks so he could appeal. a new york prosecutor won his case against trump this year and has the records already. do pay attention about what the fed says today about how it will fight inflation. we will be talking about that on twitter as well. you can find me on twitter. i'm @scottmcgrew. at last, warriors fans, there's a new number one when it comes to nba threes. >> there it is! >> oh, it can good. curry, the record-breaking three-pointer last night at
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madison square garden and that comes in his 12th season in the league, and allen as well as reggie miller were there to congratulate curry along with alicia keys and spike lee. >> that's nice to see. it has been great sharing some of the awesome budget-friendly ideas. >> take a listen. >> i have this massive thermos that is fantastic for bringing your lunch to work and it's big enough to bring a salad. >> now that things wrapped up, i want to bring kris in to talk about some of the items. great ideas there. >> i was thinking about the fact that sometimes we need something
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that shows appreciation without being too expensive, and we get stuck, too much in your head. i was trying to find some of the best ideas i have gotten and have given. i hope you like them. you can find them in the highlight at the top of my instagram feed, and hopefully you can enjoy those. moving on past the 12 days of christmas, we want to see your holiday lights. i asked folks to show me on my facebook page. some of you have delivered beautiful photos of your neighborhoods. we saw one bicycle in there, and that's coming up. that's a bike lit up for the holidays. send your photos. you light up our lives in the morning. >> you should have sang that. >> i know, but i won't. let's get a look at the
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forecast. rob, how is it looking out there? >> really cold in a few spots. temperatures down to 33 degrees. santa rosa, that will wake you up when you step out. 39 degrees currently in dublin. it's in the 40s currently in san francisco. partly cloudy skies. hour-by-hour, definitely jacket weather. we're still in the 40s to low 50s and with increasing clouds today it's going to make it tough for the sun to help us out this afternoon. highs ranging from the 40s to low 50s in the north bay and east bay. 53 in san josé and san francisco by midafternoon. we still have a few lingering showers in the bay area. the break is not going to last all that long as the storm drops down the coast, starting up in the north bay by this afternoon, you will see the rain increasing at times. it could be locally heavy with the evening commute with light showers across the south bay. by 11:00 tonight, likely to be the main event in terms of the
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rain and wind in the central bay and south bay, and this time tomorrow the showers will slowly move out as we see clearing skies during the day on thursday. rainfall totals between now and tomorrow night, right there, from 11:00 tonight to just before sunrise tomorrow where the rain totals start to kick up around the santa cruz mountains and the south bay. from there we catch a bit of a break in the action from friday to saturday. if you have weekend plans now, stay tuned, you could see the heavy rain approaching the north bay by sunday, and then more behind that, a atmospheric river again attached to that heading through next week. wind and clouds on the increase. wind picking up and heading into the evening and tapering off for thursday. here comes the break friday into saturday, and then another soaker of a week setting up as we head into next sunday night into monday and tuesday. >> we had an alert over here
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issued at the bay bridge, and it was going away from the toll plaza. the last couple of minutes ago, we heard it clear a couple seconds ago. good news, three lanes opened. standard flow through the east bay and in fact standard flow around the bay. back to you. >> thank you. happening now, libby schaaf asking help from the state to tackle the crime problem. she hopes the costs can be covered in the governor's new budget. his plan will be released next month. and then a look at the top stories including the covid vaccine debate hitting home for a few of the bay area schools with an important deadline for the parents right around the corner. plus, accused of corruption.
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the vaccine mandate quickly approaching for one east bay school district. >> bob redell joins us live. the mandate kicks in after the new year, bob? >> reporter: correct, laura and marcus. you are probably wondering what does today have to do with anything? today is the day the district is recommending, telling their students 12 and up, that by today they should have the second dose of the vaccine so they are fully vaccinated by the time january 3rd rolls around. we did reach out to the district to find out how many students have been vaccinated and never received a response. the school district is the first in the bay area to issue a mandate for teachers and students. last tuesday was the deadline for all teachers and staff to show proof they are vaccinated against covid-19. reporting live, bob redell, "today in the bay." >> thank you. santa clara county sheriff facing formal allegations by a grand jury. the suit accused sheriff laurie
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smith because of a play to pay scandal that has been under investigation for more than two years. the sheriff and several top assistants are accused of granting concealed weapons permits in exchange for contributions. the sheriff is scheduled to answer to the allegations january 12th. back in august she received a unanimous vote of no confidence from county supervisors. 6:58 right now. it's a cold start to this wednesday morning. taking a live look outside, but a beautiful live look outside overlooking san josé. rob is in for kari this morning and has a look at the forecast. more rain as well? >> yeah, and seeing a few light showers passing by around the santa cruz mountains, and 30s and 40s to start and then increasing clouds this afternoon and increasing rain, especially around the north bay.
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here's a look at your forecast. jacket weather through the day. low 50s for highs, and then the rain will move out of the north bay this afternoon and through the bay area tonight with clearing into thursday, which should hold up until saturday and then the rain makes a comeback on sunday night into next week. mike? >> there could be a crash coming off of 580 right at that maze approaching the berkeley curb. west 580 may slow through oakland and that's why things are a little lighter here. i will tweet out anything over or around the bay. there's a decrease in speeds and increase in volume. that's the way it goes. here's a sign where you see slicker and damp roadways. do prepared, folks, it's not over yet. >> not just yet. we will be here for you all along the way. that's what is happening "today
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in the bay." we will be back at 7:25 with a live local news update. >> and join us for the midday forecast coming up at 11:00. thank you for making us part of your morning. here's a live look. the "today" show coming up, next. good morning breaking overnight, in contempt. former trump chief of staff mark meadows now facing potential criminal charges after a historic vote on capitol hill. the showdown over the insurrection and its investigation intensifying fox news hosts respond after the release of their text messages begging meadows to help stop the violence. we're live at the capitol with the latest unprecedented, health officials sound a new alarm over the rapid spread of the omicron variant as covid tightens its grip on the u.s. once again.

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