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good morning, america. fourth wave? health officials sounding the alarm about rising coronavirus cases. michigan, a hot spot. >> the number of patients in our hospitals has doubled over the last two weeks. >> as states brace for the sharp decline in the supply of the johnson & johnson vaccine this week, potentially giving virus variants more chance to spread. traffic stop lawsuit. a black army lieutenant in uniform pulled over. >> i'm honestly afraid to get out. >> yeah, you should be. get out. >> questioning the reason, and eventually pepper sprayed multiple times. why this soldier says it was misuse of force. missing student. the search for a college
freshman whose car was found abandoned on a bridge. hundreds of volunteers joining in to try to find her. >> we just pray we bring her home. i pray, you know, she's safe. >> what friends, family, and authorities are saying this morning. through the roof. home prices soaring across the country. >> the list price is no longer the list price. it's the starting point. >> the red hot markets and the one thing experts say potential buyers should not neglect to do. and basketball pitch? the reports that baseball's alex rodriguez and a partner are finalizing a deal to buy the minnesota timberwolves. the possible timing for a-rod's takeover. good morning. growing concerns about a possible new wave. since the start of the month, the national daily death rate from covid-19 has dropped
significantly, down 15%, but hospitalizations are increasing, up 12% in the last two weeks. >> on the bright side, america is making progress on vaccinations. we just set a new single-day record. the white house says more than 4.5 million shots were administered in just 24 hours. 45% of adults in this country have now received at least one dose. 27% have been fully vaccinated. >> and 39 states have now expanded vaccine eligibility to everyone 16 and older. abc's trevor ault is outside the hospital here in new york. trevor, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, whit. it is great news with that record number of vaccine doses administered yesterday. we have a steep dropoff with the supply of the johnson & johnson vaccine coming up, and right now it is so important we maintain our momentum because a frightening and increasing number of people are getting sick. this morning, health officials fear a fourth coronavirus wave is taking hold. on top of rising cases over the
past two weeks, hospitalizations climbing 12% with states like michigan hit even harder. >> the number of cases, the number of patients within our hospitals has doubled over the last two weeks. >> reporter: many hospitals there filling up, now reverting to midpandemic restrictions. state officials asking people to stop gathering indoors. the virus putting this jackson teacher in a coma a year ago. he's relieved to be vaccinated, but remembers the terror. >> i remember i didn't want to go to sleep because i was afraid i wouldn't wake up if i did. >> reporter: now further hindering the fight, the sharp decline in the supply of the johnson & johnson vaccine, expected to drop 85% this week, forcing vaccine sites from california to virginia to tap the brakes. >> we don't have a clear answer from the federal government about why the fluctuation, why the dropoff. >> reporter: while it's not an insurmountable hit, it gives the variants more time to further
spread. cases of the uk and brazil variant already climbing rapidly across the country. >> while we may not have as great a surge as we saw in the fall, we have concerns about unnecessary hospitalizations and deaths as we're heading towards the light at the end of the tunnel. >> reporter: and this week, moderna executives said they believe they'll have vaccine booster shots available to help protect you against those virus variants by the end of this year. though of course, before we get to the boosters, there's still a couple of hundred million people who need to become fully vaccinated. eva? >> a lot of people still left to get the vaccine. trevor ault, thanks so much for joining us. joining us now is the director of the maine center of disease control, dr. nirav shah. thanks so much for being with us. maine just saw the most vaccinations gives in one day last week, but now you're going to see 88% fewer j&j vaccines this week. how does that impact your vaccination push? >> well, good morning, eva. thank you so much for having me on today. the decrease in j&j vaccine that
we're going to be experiencing next week here in maine and across the country is disheartening. of course, we all would have wanted the same level of robust vaccine supply we saw coming in this week. this decrease, let's hope it's one that's temporary. a midcourse fluctuation that will hopefully rectify itself. we're not letting it slow us down here in maine. in fact, starting tomorrow, we are launching the use of a mobile unit that will travel across rural parts of the state using the limited supply of j&j vaccine that we have to make sure we're continuing our two goals, not just to vaccine with velocity, but also with equity. that mobile unit will reach hard to reach parts of the state to make sure the vaccine is that much closer to the arms who need them. >> you've praised the advantages of the j&j shot for maine. it does not require ultra cold storage and it's only one dose. it makes it ideal for those drive-through sites, the homebound people and in rural areas like you were just talking about.
my question is who's most likely to feel the effects of the distribution change this week and for the next several weeks? >> you know, you raise a good question which is how long will this decrease in the supply last for? we're working with federal officials to get a better sense, but even the decrease that we are seeing this week was one that was planned. our federal partners let us know not too long ago that there would be a decrease, and we were able to plan for it. i guess, eva, the way i think about this is that the vaccination of the entire country is not a one-week effort. and so even though this upcoming week we'll be seeing less vaccine, we hope that that will recover. all that being said, there will be effects. one of the programs that we have launched, and that i was very proud of were our efforts to, say, vaccinate folks who were homebound. that may have to pause a bit, but, as i mentioned a moment ago, the mobile unit across the state of maine will mean that vulnerable, hard to reach maine people will still have access to the j&j vaccine.
we're going to be utilizing almost all of our j&j allocation in that mobile unit so folks both in urban settings, as well as in rural settings, can get access to the vaccine. >> looking at the numbers that we're seeing right now, specifically in michigan, i'm curious if that at all worries you, and if you are looking at anything else -- any other numbers happening in the country that are of concern right now? >> eva, it's a concern. we too have been tracking what's unfolding in michigan. we haven't seen that degree of an increase of cases in maine, but it's certainly something we're concerned about. i think this is evidence of just how opportunistic and tenacious the virus is, and further evidence that although there is a light at the end of the tunnel, we are not out of tunnel yet. we've got to keep pushing ahead with vaccinations until we are fully done. >> dr. shah, thank you so much. that reminder, we are not pthro. dan?
let's get the latest on a stand off at a honolulu hotel this morning. the stand off is over and zohreen shah joins us with the latest details. >> reporter: hawaii police say the shooting suspect is barricaded in the hotel. a person inside the hotel said a call came in 6:00 local time saturday night. police say when security approached the man fired through the door. no injuries have been reported so far. about 100 guests and staff are sheltering in place in the resort's grand ballroom. officials are slowly releasing them. police say they're in contact with the suspect. a negotiator is on scene. the suspect is believed to be in the military. they say he's alone in the hotel. authorities right now hoping the man will surrender. whit?
we turn to an army officer's lawsuit after police in virginia pulled him over in a traffic stop, then pepper sprayed and handcuffed him, even though the suit says he did nothing wrong. the incident captured on multiple cameras. abc's elizabeth schulze has more from washington. elizabeth, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, whit. u.s. army second lieutenant caron nazario says in this new lawsuit two virginia officers violated his rights when they held him at gun point and threatened him after they pulled him over for what they thought was a missing license plate. >> what's going on? >> reporter: this morning, outrage over this newly released body camera. >> open the door slowly and get out! >> what's going on? >> reporter: two virginia police officers threatening, drawing their guns and pepper spraying a uniformed u.s. army second lieutenant during a traffic stop. >> what's going on? >> get out of the car now. >> what's going on? >> what's going on? you're fixing to ride the lightning, son. >> reporter: the windsor virginia officers saying they stopped army second
lieutenant caron missing license plate, even though he had a temporary plate taped to the back of his new suv. his hands raised, caron nazario who is black and latino recorded the incident on his cell phone, calmly telling the officers he's afraid to get out of his car. >> i'm honestly afraid to get out. >> yeah, you should be. get out. get out of the car. >> get your hands off me, please. get your hands off me. get your hands off me. get your hands off me. get your hands off me. i didn't do anything. don't do that. >> get out of car. get out of the car now. >> i'm trying to talk to you. i'm trying to talk to you. relax. can you please relax? can you please relax? >> get out of car right now. >> this is not how you treat -- i'm actively serving this country. and this is how you're going to treat me? i didn't do anything. whoa. hold on. what's going -- hold on. watch it. watch it. >> reporter: he was eventually released with no charges. now nazario is suing the officers for violating his constitutional rights. >> why am i being treated like
this? why? >> you're not cooperating. get on the ground. >> you think officers should know better. the body cameras may be new, the violence isn't. >> reporter: one officer said in the report after the traffic stop nazario willfully disregarded their orders to pull over. the lawsuit says he waited less than two minutes to stop, wanting to get to this nearby well-lit gas station. some calling this just the latest example of excessive use of force by the police toward people of color. >> what should have occurred is the individual police officer who initiated the stop should have given clear, concise directions, answering questions if necessary. the level of force that was used for that type of infraction which by the way is not even a crime, it's a violation of law, was excessive. >> reporter: the windsor police department did not respond to requests for comments, but a town manager reportedly told a local paper that both officers still work for the department. eva? >> elizabeth schulze for us
there. thank you. well, the murder trial of former police officer derek chauvin accused of killing george floyd enters week three of testimony tomorrow. abc's reena roy is in minneapolis with a look ahead at court. good morning to you, reena. >> reporter: eva, good morning. jurors are gearing up for yet another long week of testimony, with the defense expected to take over sometime this week. they will likely call on law enforcement and medical experts like we've seen with prosecutors, but defense attorneys will be trying to prove their theory that drug use and heart issues led to george floyd's death. friday we heard from the medical examiner who performed floyd's autopsy and ruled his death a homicide. but he did provide an opening for the defense by saying those heart and drug problems were likely contributing factors. earlier in the week, 11 current and former law enforcement officials testified against chauvin, including the police chief. floyd's family is also expected to take the stand this week to
tell the jury about who he was as a person. dan? >> reena, thank you. we know from the white house and sources there that the president has been following this trial, but thus far, he has not proposed any new police reform measures. so let's bring in abc's maryalice parks. maryalice, good morning to you. police reform was a campaign promise for joe biden. should we expect any actual action here? >> reporter: yeah, good morning, dan. the president often talks about meeting george floyd's daughter, what an impact that made on him. but, like you said, during the campaign he pitched a police oversight board and said he would get it done in the first 100 days in office. we haven't seen that from the president or any big push on police reform from this white house. we've seen states move on the issue just this week. democrats in the state of maryland overriding a veto to put in place a police reform bill. but the big question, will anything come out of washington? house democrats on capitol hill did pass a bill named after george floyd that would ban some
of the most controversial policing practices. the president says that he supports that bill, but, dan, it just remains to be seen if anything can be negotiated out of senate. >> let me ask you about another big political story on this sunday morning. congress is back in session tomorrow. agenda item number one, the democrats' infrastructure bill. is there any hope that this bill, the infrastructure bill, could get some bipartisan support unlike the covid relief bill? >> reporter: yeah, dan, everyone's back into town, so these meetings really get going in earnest. they are serious now. the president tomorrow planning to invite democratic and republican leaders here to the white house to sit around a table and try to hash out some of these details. the president wants republicans on board. you know, they were hoping to get a republican vote on this infrastructure package, and there are a lot of republicans who say they are willing to work on infrastructure, who say they're having meetings with some of president biden's own cabinet officials. you know, it's no coincidence that the president has members
of his cabinet who are former mayors and former governors out there trying to sell this package, talking about their direct experience, their understanding of what's needed in the states. but so far, republicans are just firmly opposed to the president's ideas for paying for this all. the president said he wants to raise the corporate tax rate closer to where it was before president trump's tax cuts. republicans, you know, they helped put those tax cuts for corporations in place. they don't want to see them reversed. >> maryalice, thank you so much. tune in to "this week" later this morning. george stephanopoulos will be talking about many of these issues. he'll be interviewing energy secretary jennifer granholm and republican senator roger wicker of miss miss on the negotiations of president biden's infrastructure package. plus, we'll have legal analysis on derek chauvin's murder trial as it heads into the third week of testimony. whit, over to you. time for the weather. rob marciano tracking a few things out there. severe tornadoes. there was flooding. where are things heading next? >> the focus again, whit, is on
the southeast when yesterday we reported on a tornado that came through louisiana where unfortunately there were multiple injuries and one fatality. f-3 tornado, doing severe damage there, and on the heels of that, or right after that, we had this. not just your ordinary water spout, that is a full-on tornado coming on shore on panama city beach. this came on shore, and did a lot of damage to hotels and convenience stores, ripping the roof off in one particular spot. this, probably the same cluster of storms. 80-plus-mile-per-hour winds in pensacola, florida. that cluster of storms is now sinking to the south, and we'll get another round in central florida. orlando and disney world will be a rough spot around the lunch hour, and driving across miami before we clear things out really tonight and tomorrow. before that happens damaging winds and large hail. that's a check of what's happening in-- good sunday, morning.
starting out with some sunshine from our east bay hills. there is fog in the distance. fog is pulling back to the coast and it will remain breezy there. mild to warm around the bay. cooler inland throughout the week ahead and we continue with the drive pattern. temperatures today in the city low 60s. high clouds with 75 in concord. near 80 fairfield. 76 santa rosa. the accuweather and the forecast will call a little rain delay yesterday at the masters. should be drier today. that rain coming to the northeast, and we'll talk more about that in a bit. eva? >> caused a major panic attack in my house from my husband who wanted to see the masters. >> he's okay today. >> that's good to hear. thanks, rob. let's move on to the uk and the latest on the royal family's plans for the funeral of prince philip. the pandemic lockdown is forcing the royals to scale back, and abc's maggie rulli is right there at buckingham palace this
morning. maggie, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, dan, good morning. here in london, we're officially in countrywide mourning for a week. that flag behind me will stay at half-mast until the day after prince philip's funeral, which the palace has announced will be next saturday at st. george's chapel in windsor's castle. this morning we heard from members of the royal family speaking about prince philip for the first time since he passed away, calling him the nation's grandfather, saying they're here to support the queen. >> thinking about others before herself as always. >> she's amazing. again, it's just that wave of affection for him and just the lovely stories, they mean so much. you know the tri tri tri taun fantastic. we really appreciate it. >> reporter: we'll hear more of those stories later in the week.
we know because of strict coronavirus restrictions, it'll be a much smaller, quieter event. a maximum of just 30 people are allowed, so expect it to be only close family and friends, which we now know will include prince harry. he has confirmed he'll be here in the uk to say a final good-bye to his grandfather, but he won't be here with his wife meghan. she's pregnant with their second child and says she's been advised by doctors not to fly. but guys, whatever the guest list, it is going to be a day for the entire country to mourn and to celebrate philip's life. the prince's coffin will be carried to the chapel by a modified land rover that the prince himself designed. prince charles will lead the family procession, and be flanked by members of the military saluting one of their own. the palace also announced the queen decided her family will mourn her beloved husband for a full two weeks. >> guys? >> maggie, thank you to your reporting.
now to the power of story telling and how some students are using it to deal with a painful chapter in their lives, this pandemic. janai norman has the story. >> everyone who comes to camp has this magical bracelet. >> reporter: this morning, a ray of light for a community of eighth graders in the midst of what's easily the darkest year of their young lives, plagued by the pandemic and isolation at a time when developmentally they need socialization the most. many navigating losing loved ones to covid-19. >> for this group of children to be able to write their stories and tell their stories and, you know, maybe that would be cathartic and healing to them as well. >> reporter: parents and teachers in new york now adopting the program, written out loud for the entire grade. those young children set to join hundreds of students across the country in exploring the joy of storytelling. the nationwide organization encouraging kids to embrace their creativity as they learn their imagination knows no bounds. >> as soon as you get them talking about their actual influences, the stories they
love most, not just books of course, but movies, tv shows, video games. >> one at a time. >> they start spouting just absolute joy at the creative process, and they end up writing books in our program. >> reporter: and thanks to zoom, they're getting that personal connection many have been craving in an era defined by social distancing. >> it's so nice to be able to, like, talk to my friends and collaborate. we can collaborate outside of the class. >> reporter: and at the end of it all -- >> it's my book. >> reporter: -- kids are walking away from the program with their own published books and just enough spark to light their passion for a lifetime. >> imagine if this is going to be, like, a profession or just something fun, but i definitely want to continue writing. >> reporter: written out loud has published over 500 storytellers across the country, and you can see how excited the kids were when they were seeing their work come to life, guys. >> absolutely. thank you for that story, janai. still ahead here, an urgent
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caribbean. four cruise ships rushing in to take people to safety. the volcano erupting friday spouting ash and lava up to six miles into the sky. also victim has died of his injuries from that shooting in rock hill, south carolina. police are still looking for a motive saying former nfl player phillip adams shot and killed six people including a doctor and his family and two workers at the home before taking his own life. and espn is reporting that alex rodriguez and a partner are finalizing a deal to purchase the minnesota timberwolves. that's a basketball team. if it all goes through, a-rod and his partner will be taking over the nba team in 2023 after a transition period. the deal is said to be worth about $1.5 billion. >> did you add in that's a basketball team for eva? >> i did that specifically for you. >> that's what i thought.
we're going to start this half hour on a serious and sad note. the intensifying search for a missing freshman from lsu. she was last seen five days ago before her car was found abandoned in baton rouge, and now hundreds of people are involved in the search efforts. abc's elwyn lopez right there in baton rouge where she's been talking to this student's family. elwyn, good morning to you. >> reporter: dan, good morning. the teen's family and friends tell me they will not stop until they find kori gauthier. that's what they have been doing here for days in baton rouge, and the search for her picks back up again this morning. this morning, the urgent search for a louisiana teen is under way. >> my daughter is still out there somewhere. whatever it takes, whatever the cost, it's not an issue. >> reporter: 18-year-old kori gauthier now missing for five days. >> i get a call saying she didn't show up for dance class and i knew something was wrong. >> reporter: the united cajun navy mobilizing hundreds of volunteers along with local
authorities searching from dusk until dawn by ground, air and water to find the louisiana state university freshman. >> we'll be out here as long as the family wants us out here. we'll make an effort to be out here. >> day and night? >> correct. >> reporter: the first-year college student's car was found abandoned early wednesday morning on the mississippi river bridge. a driver crashing into it. >> it is very far-fetched for me to think that for some reason my daughter just slammed on her brakes and walked out of her car and went off the side of a bridge. no. not believing that. >> reporter: her friend says she pinpointed kori's car to a tow lot through a tracking app on her phone. >> we got to the location of the towing company and we realized, yeah, she's been in an accident, and her car's back there. >> reporter: the family says authorities did not contact them when the car was found. the teen's phone, wallet and keys sitting inside, but no trace of kori. >> i just pray we bring her home, and i pray that she's
safe. >> reporter: lsu police releasing a statement last saturday saying a canine cadaver dog alerted twice in the same area on the river, which is 85 to 90 feet deep, with conditions that were unsafe to deploy divers. adding that, at this time, evidence collected during the investigation shows no foul play took place. we asked police why the car's owner wasn't notified, but they have not commented on that. the search will continue today with police officers, boats and sonar technology. guys? >> so many people hoping those family and friends get some answers here soon. thank you, elwyn. let's switch gears now and get a check of our weather and rob marciano. how are you doing upstairs? >> we're doing some hail. hail, yeah, we're doing great as a matter of fact. we showed you the tornado wind damage from the storms yesterday. this is hail damage out of orange beach and coming down and doing damage to windchills here.
a couple of these were measured to be four inches in diameter. that's only the second time hailstones that big have hit that part of the country. rare storms coming through, and through manatee county in south central florida yesterday. this storm does lag down to the south. the core of it gets up to the northeast today. so a look here, philadelphia, new york, d.c. you've seen rain in new york city, and in the i-95 corridor, today, tonight into tomorrow. messy sunday into monday. the temperatures not quite as warm has they have been this past week. low seasonal levels here for cleveland, back through philadelphia and boston, and then behind that across the upper midwest, look at this. monday, tuesday, chilly air moving in. in the teens and 20s and sliding a little farther east later in the week. good morning. we have clear skies.
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ever, the average home is selling for higher than list price. this morning, the housing market is on fire. home prices are rising at the fastest pace in 15 years. >> if you are not bringing cash to the table and willing to make a lot of concessions, you're out of the game. >> reporter: one example is in austin, texas where people from northern california is moving in droves. some selling homes in austin for more than 100% above asking price. >> the list price is no longer the list price. it's the starting point. >> reporter: what is driving this frenzy? experts say historically low inventory, historically low mortgage rates and many professionals' ability to work remotely. prospective home buyer jessica russell says she's been repeatedly outbid. >> we started looking about a year ago. i have been told i lost out on cash offers before. cash is king. sadly i can't do that. i have to go through a mortgage and everything. >> reporter: the competition is so intense that some would-be buyers are skipping home
inspections. a decision experts say is unwise. >> so if you spent part or a large portion of your down -- or your life savings as a down payment, god forbid you have a structural issue or mold issue, it's not going to be a good situation. >> reporter: inventory is so lean, active listings are half of what they were this time last year, and that is feeding fierce demands. most homes are selling within a week of hitting the market. >> it's a fast pace, and there's a sense of immediacy. >> reporter: would-be home buyers like jessica russell are not giving up even though it's been a difficult year. >> i do expect it will be no because of the way the market is. i would love to be shocked and hear yes. you put the offer in, and in this room i can do this kind of decoration, and this kind of furniture for this room. you get your hopes up. >> reporter: three tips for home buyers here. go a little bit beneath your budget because the chances of a
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thin atmosphere at 2,400 revolutions per minute. >> reporter: this is the project manager for nasa's mars helicopter. >> this is what you are seeing from the top, the antenna to the rotor system, and everything it has to lift has to weigh less than four pounds. >> reporter: ingenuity will have to fly entirely on its own with almost no atmosphere after surviving dangerously cold nights, negative 130 degrees. if it works, it'll set the scen capturing epic images. >> there will of course, be the first ever images ever taken from an aerial vantage point on, you know, from a flying craft. >> this is the ultimate drone shot, right? no other drone shot will match this drone shot. >> reporter: like a proud but cautious brother, perseverance will watch and record ingenuity's historic flight from a distance, about 200 feet away. for "good morning america," gio benitez, abc news, on planet earth.
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♪ "good morning america" is sponsored by blue tastefuls. insanely tasty cat food from the leader in natural pet food. all right. time for "pop news," and we're trying out a new host today. her name is -- >> listen, if we're going to try out a new host, it needs to be rob selling cat food. that was good. >> we know the guy hates cats. all right. it's time for "pop news," and we begin with phoebe waller-bridge taking on a new adventure in the fifth installment of indiana jones. the emmy-winning "fleabag" star will co-star alongside the man himself, harrison ford, who's set to don the fedora once again for the iconic role.
the director spoke out about the big news saying, quote, when you add phoebe, a dazzling actor, brilliant creative voice, and the chemistry she will undoubtedly bring to our set, i can't help but feel as lucky as indiana jones himself. quite a sell there. details on the plot still under wraps, but right now it's set to be released july 2022. so set your calendars. also, dwayne johnson, also known as the rock, but might one day be known as president possibly? the actor responding to a recent survey found that 46% of americans said they would support him in a bid for the nation's highest office. in february he said he would consider a run if that's what the people want. and now on twitter he's posted, not sure our founding fathers ever envisioned a 6'4", bald, tattooed, half black, half samoan tequila-drinking, pickup truck driving, fanny pack wearing guy joining their club, but if it ever happens, it would
be my honor to serve the people. >> he wears a fanny pack? >> right? what's in that fanny pack, dwayne "the rock" johnson? >> that will when the votes for sure. >> he is pretty busy these days. he just finished filming the movie "black adams." so we'll see. >> doesn't his eyebrow do this thing? >> i do that same thing. >> whit, you can do both of them. i'm not ambidextrous. ambidextrous. >> ingenuity. finally on national pet day, a new way to pamper your kitties. celebrity chef and cat lover bobby flay is branching out with a cat food brand named after his own feline with only the best ingredients, of course. >> made by nacho is about premium ingredients, giving them all the nutrition they need and of course it's got to taste good. >> now all he needs is rob marciano to sell that, and we're honoring our pooches and dan's cat for national pet day. do we have the pictures of the
animals? look at that. there's dan's cat. >> oh yeah. >> all of them. >> how many cats now? >> that's toby giving me, like, what do you want, dude? >> he sits just like you. >> great posture. >> we have the similar belly shape. janai, thank you very much. great job. we will be back next weekend. stay tuned for george and "this week." we out here. we out here. we out here. for george and "this week." we out here. city college in san francisco students are holding a march 2 protest cuts and layoffs. students will be on zoom to talk about keeping classes among faculty, and staff. at 1:00 they will march to the
24th street plaza to mission high school. using available relief funds from the state to rebuild ccsf happening to this spring with relaunch of san francisco street program in chinatown. today's event debuts, the rise together season, as part of the chinatown walkway weekends. featuring small format happenings graded in partnership with diverse communities across the city. the space provides health and wellness programming and is going to run from 11:00 to 5:00 on grant avenue. we have a little bit of cloud cover out there. in the form of low clouds. you can see it's a little bit hazy. a lot of sunshine for you. morgan hills 41. upper 40 san francisco, san jose, and half moon bay. you can see sunshine from our exploratory and camera were we will be partly cloudy today. temperatures in the low 60s downtown. the breeze of course -- we are
getting out of the 30s in the north bay. mid 40s and never appeared low 50s concord. with the visibility improving in the next few hours, we will get into more sunshine, and today partly cloudy with 73 in san rafael. 77 livermore. low 70s san jose this afternoon. the accuweather seven-day forecast we are going to keep it mild to warm around the bay. for monday, the wind picks up calling the soft tuesday, wednesday, breezy conditions over albert temperatures will be around average. 50s at the coast and upper 60s around the bay mid 70s inland throughout the week. have a great, sunday.
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