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>> building a better bay area, moving forward and finding solutions. this is abc 7 news. >> escaping ida. it barrels towards the louisiana coast. and a warning for americans in afghanistan after the threat of another terror attack. also heat and hades. the bay area is sweating out this weekend. good morning, it is sunday, august 29. you're watching abc 7 news. i kate larsen. we are going to start with the latest on hurricane ida with meteorologist lisa arjun. how are things looking in
louisiana right now? lisa: not good. to this day, 15 years ago was hurricane katrina and we are looking at catastrophic problems here with the storm surge and flooding rain. hurricane ida is is is i with gusts over 180 miles per hour, moving to the northwest at 15 and you can see the red, bright at new orleans and looking at the storm surge and flooding that will move in by about 11:00 our time. the track will continue up through the gulf coast and tennessee has had a lot of flooding rains and that is exec you wear this track is going to take the storm. it will be a tropical storm or tropical depression by the time it reaches that area, but they have just had too much rain. low clouds and fog at the coast. the onshore flow has picked up overnight and you may have felt it a little bit last night.
the inland east bay will have poor quality. things improved dramatically by later in the day on monday. even today, if you are at the coast, noticed that blue. that is an indication of a stronger onshore push and as we look toward our east bay in north bay, we will still have some haze and smoke for your sunday but as we get through monday, a new cool parcel ofarcf airheads our way with cleaner air quality. it is 58 in castro valley with a few 60's around oakland and fremont. plan for today, hazy conditions, a couple degrees cooler out there, mid 70's to low 80's around the bay with some upper 90's inland, so slowly getting better with much more dramatic improvementsd we will detail how it will look for september, coming up. kate: you are taking a live look
at new orleans right now, where you can see it is starting to look quite stormy. this is where hurricane katrina hit 16 years ago today. the national weather service warns some parts of the gulf coast may be uninhabitable for weeks or months. morgan norwood has more. luz: -- reporter: ida intensifying as it approaches the louisiana coast, forecast to become a life-threatening category four hurricane before making landfall. officials are urging everyone to shelter-in-place. homes and businesses now boarded up. many spent saturday waiting in long lines for gas. >> we hope we aren't calling insurance on monday morning. reporter: all flights scheduled to fly out on sunday are now canceled. president biden approving an emergency declaration for mississippi saturday night. he had already approved one for
louisiana. people stocking up. ida is set to make landfall 16 years to the day after katrina. >> every storm is different. they all bring their own challenges. i also want you to know that we are not the same state we were, 16 years ago. reporter: people hope the post-katrina system of levees and seawalls will protect the city. >> this one is coming from the south. it will push water into the entire town. >> i survived katrina. reporter: ida is expected expecd make landfall sometime sunday afternoon or evening. kate: president hurricane idaayn.deurin brie with t administrator fa where he talked about the ongoing preparations. >> we've deployed 500 fema
emergency response personnel in texas and louisiana. in addition, 2000 people already supporting our covid response in the region. we pre-positioned food, generators and other surprise -- other supplies in the area. power restoration and mobile commit acacian teams are also nearby. we've also coordinated with the electric utilities to restore power as soon as possible, to support your response and coverage efforts. kate: president biden is telling people who will be impacted to be prepared, and if they have to move to shelter, keep some distance because we are still in the midst of a pandemic. back here at home, all eyes are on strong very as the caldor fire encroaches on the lake tahoe resort region. the lodges still standing after firefighters conducted tactical burns. the caldor fire is now 238
square miles. much of the growth is along the eastern edge toward lake tahoe. 19% containment reported. this controlled burn is just one way crews are trying to save the community, about a 3 hour drive south of tahoe. a man we talked to has lived in the area for 32 years and he says the smoke is the worst he's ever experienced. >> one of the days, the sky turned black and it was about 4:30 in the afternoon. it looked like something out of wizard of oz. really scary stuff. kate: the caldor fire has destroyed 471 homes. cal fire says it is expected to battle the heat along with dry and windy conditions over the next few days. for most of the bay area, there is no escaping the poor air quality this weekend. for many, the heat is making it worse. cornell barnard found people sweating it out in the east bay. reporter: skies were smoky and gray but soccer games were still happening in berkeley, where
coaches were monitoring the air quality index. >> if you know what's going on, the air quality is bad but if they say it's ok, then we just come out. >>we jump at the chance. if it gets really bad, i'm sure they will tell us we will have to reschedule for another time. reporter: coach jorge was concerned about his players breathing and so much wildfire smoke. >> we can stay safe, but becau -- if it is over 100, we have to go home. reporter: over 100 aqi is considered dangerous for sensitive groups. the golden gate a mere shadow. downtown oakland was hazy. the bay bridge disappearing in the smoke along with the san francisco skyline.
>> we were going to have a team intrasquad race, walking miller park but then this morning our coach sent at an email saying the air quality was too high. 150 is the unsafe range. reporter: in orinda, the heat was enough to send jim and his mom to the movies for some air-conditioned comfort. >> my mom is out only. her heart isn't -- my mom is elderly. her heart isn't that good. reporter: n95 n95 n95 by experts for wildfire smoke have been selling fast. lorraine says get it while they last. >> everybody comes in asking for the n95's. classic protects -- plus it protects you from covid. kate: that was cornell barnard. developing news and afghanistan. the u.s. embassy is warning americans to leave the kabul airport immediately.
the embassy said the warning was due to a quote, specific credible threat. it echoes a warning the president has already made as the race to get people out of the taliban-controlled country intensifies in the wake of a terror attack. reporter: this morning, kabul airport on high alert. gunfire and smoke senior the main gates. -- smoke seen near the main gates. r attack is quote, highly likely in the next 24-36 hours. >> the threats are still very real. they are dynamic and we are monitoring them literally in real-time. reporter: the state department says 5400 u.s. citizens have been evacuated. there are approximately 150 citizens still in afghanistan, looking to leave, though some may have already left. an additional 280 have been in touch with government officials and either want to stay in afghanistan or have not comedic it at their plans. >> we are going to complete this mission by the end of the month. we will do this in as safe and
orderly a way as possible. that includes being able to continue to evacuate right up until the end. reporter: friday, the u.s. carried out a drone strike in afghanistan, the first retaliation for thursday's suicide bombing, targeting an isis-k planner and facilitator. >> the fact that two of these individuals are no longer walking on the face of the earth is a good thing. reporter: the president meeting his national security team in the situation room esther day, prompt -- room yesterday, messing this strike was not going to be the last. her instagram page a photo of her escorting evacuees at the airport in kabul. she commented escorting the affect ues onto the bird. another photo shows her cradling a baby in her arms at the airport, writing i love my job. kate: dozens of bay area families are asking the american
government to rescue their loved ones from afghanistan. luz pea- aer they were blacklisted by the taliban. luz: in the last 10 years, the tables have turned. her parents helped her flee to the u.s. to go to college and be free. now she is hoping she can do the same for them. >> i miss them. luz: time is ticking. u.s. military forces are set to leave afghanistan. >>do you believe that if your parents day in afghanistan past the deadline, they will be killed? >> yes. yes. god forbid it. i'm scared. i am terrified. luz: she and her two siblings are doing everything in their power, calling assembly members and senators across the country, asking for help.
two days ago, she got to see her parents over video and she broke down. >> i don't know and i'm going to see them. i don't know if it is possible to see them. luz: her dad worked for the afghanistan government in key projects backed by the u.s.. >> he started in the war, he is finishing in the war. luz: she says recently, her parents were blacklisted by the taliban and found a letter at their door that read. >> you are being watched. luz: this congressman represents the largest afghan community in the country. his office has been working nonstop to help families flee afghanistan. how many bay area families do you know of, that are waiting to hear back from the doj? >> at least 50 cases. luz: the doj is aware of her family situation. >> the decision of the is a kid of branch, in terms of how they
-- of the executive branch, and terms of how they conduct a rescue missing. luz: she is thinking of the time she fled and is now praying for a miracle for her parents. >> i feel responsible. kate: protesters in the bay area demanded the u.s. take action against the taliban led government in afghanistan. activists held a rally outside the united nations plaza in san francisco yesterday, calling on the international community to stand in solidarity and support the afghan people. there are a lot of ways you can help the afghanistan refugees. for ideas, go to abc7news.com /takeaction. you'll also find supportive resources, especially for veterans during this difficult time. we're going to switch gears. lisa arjun is keeping track of
the weather this weekend. lisa: big changes this morning along the coast, as we look live outside. that is fog in san francisco where temperatures are in the upper 50's. the fog is going to help us, usu not the entire viewing area. we will talk about some hot and hazy spots next. kate: also ahead, 16 years ago today, hurricane trudy -- hurricane katrina devastated new orleans. how does that storm compare with hurricane ida? we are breaking down the key differences. >> i hope and people see me walk across those -- that states that they see themselves overcoming challenges. kate: a paralyzed cal student athlete is ready to stand on his own two feet.
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homelessness, housing, taxes, water, electricity, crime, wildfires. [sfx: bear roar] gavin, you've failed. we have to immediately cut taxes twenty-five percent. fix housing and homelessness. and make life in california affordable again. i'm a businessman, the only cpa running. shouldn't we choose ability this time? do you think john cox will be a better governor than gavin newsom? [sfx: bear roar] does a bear sh*t in the woods? kate: we've been talking about hurricane ida this morning. it is set to make landfall 16
years to the day that katrina hit. officials say ida is coming from a subtly different direction. hurricane experts fear that difference in angle may put new orleans more in dangerous storm quadrants compared to katrina. researchers also say katrina was more of a man-made disaster because of levee failures. experts do not expect ida to generate the huge storm surge that katrina did and that it will have a more focused surge. lisa arjun has been tracking ida 's path. how is it looking? lisa: we touched upon that earlier, it is not looking good. we are looking at a storm surge anywhere from five to 15 feet, and rain that could exceed 15 inches. when it moves into louisiana, that is where we look get the highest impact of wind over 150 mouse per hour -- over 150 miles per hour.
that should happen by about 11:00 our time. back home, we are looking at live doppler low clouds and fog are surging up from the south and that has allowed for pretty good onshore flow. high pressure still in control but it is beginning to break down. this area of low pressure will bring cleaner air, cooler air, stronger wind. the good news is the wind will clean out our air quality but the bad news is it is going to create gusty wind not only here but a red flag warning that has been issued for the lake tahoe area into tomorrow. here is a look at what we can expect for the surface smoke. we are still in the yellow and orange but today, more blue and lighter conditions weaning better air quality along the coast. not so much for the north bay and east bay. into monday, things really begin to improve. tomorrow afternoon, with the gusty wind, we are looking at some pretty awful conditions
with wind out of the west southwest, 20 to 30 mile per hour gusts with relative humidity between 10 and 20 -- between 10% and 20%. we are going to be wanting that closely. back home, -- wanting that closely. back home cup -- watching that closely. back home, the fog gets swept away and we will be having that influence from that system coming in and bringing the breezy wind. 60's in the south bay, 50's in the north bay. a big difference from where we are getting the influence of the onshore flow to where we still have that stagnant air mass with that ridge of high pressure. northern california, the sierra nevada into earlier today, the wind is going to be quite breezy to gback home, we are still loog at some breezy wind, upper elevations. this is when we get into a red flag warning and we are breezy with our onshore flow as well.
as we get into tuesday, even windier for the mountains of the greater lake tahoe area. hazy and hot with highs near 100. upper 60's to 70's in san francisco. 78 in richmond. 80's again in the south bay. still looking at some toasty numbers up toward lake county. the seven day forecast, the hottest day of the week today, but improvements around the bay and along the coast this afternoon. everybody gets better air quality for monday and then the cool turn -- the cooling trend continues with temperatures trending below average as we start september. looking at labor day weekend with no big heat which is good news, but we are going to have to watch out for lake tahoe. it is horrible and the scenario for the next few days looks even worse. kate: we are hoping that wind doesn't make the situation
worse, but the smoke is being pushed out of california to the entire west, which is sort of unbelievable. lisa: i was in the midwest and they were getting smoke from our fires all across the country. kate: thank you for that important update. now to the pandemic and the growing crisis facing hospitals and -- hospitals in some parts of the country. hospitalizations have jumped 500 -- 549% in the last two months. on average, more than 300 children are landing in hospitals across the country each day. >> seeing younger patients fall this sick and die has been awful on us. kate: with hospitals hitting a breaking point, hundreds of federal medical teams are deploying to hotspots in the south. deaths are surging. the u.s. is losing an average of 900 people per day, up more than
173% in the past month. portable morgues are in demand to help cope with the numbers in central florida and oregon. coming up on this week, dr. anthony fauci will possibly implement a covid-19 booster shot program. you can watch the full interview on this week with george stephanopoulos at 8:00 this morning. at uc berkeley today, today, long-delayed commencement ceremony will be held for the class of 2020, finally walking across the stage will be a symbolic moment for every graduate, but even more so for a student athlete who was told after an injury that he wouwa f. wayne: we never really know how life can change in an instant, until it happens. >> one moment i was living out my dream and another moment, i was living out my worst nightmare. wayne: the robert taylor you see today is no longer the physical specimen he used to be in may of 2017.
that was the day he broke his neck while playing rugby in the ncaa championship game. the doctors were anything but optimistic. he was a quadriplegic. >> he said robert, your injury is bad. the reality is, you will never walk again. you are never going to move your hands. we're going to do our best see you can do something like pick up a piece of pizza. wayne: it is a story we have told many times, as robert has told the worst moment of his life into a reason for living, to inspire. >> i am now 1574 days out of my injury, and i have not given up. i have not taken a break. wayne: two tes now, robert has addressed graduating classes at berkeley in virtual commitments. >> it gives me great joy to say congratulations to the graduating class of 2021. wayne: but the pandemic has made it impossible for him or anyone to walk for a diploma until sunday, when with the rest of his when he 20 class, that will happen on his own two feet for a
business degree. robert paylor has made that much progress in his recovery. >> i hope and people see me walk across that stage that they see themselves overcoming their challenges. wayne: because everyone of us has challenges and robert's walk may be the last of most important lesson from four long years. >> these 10 yards will be the most important have ever walked in my life -- i've ever walked in my life. kate: just ahead, stories of survival. a new docuseries takes a fresh look at the heroism we saw on september 11. california! all of our homes share power. but heat waves can stretch our supply to its limits. flex alerts remind us when to use less energy from 4-9pm. so we can all stay up and running. sign up today. i'm morgan, and there's more to me than hiv. more love, more adventure, more community. but with my hiv treatment,
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a reporter from our sister station with the producers reporter from our sister station spoke with the producers. reporter: -- minute by minute through first person narratives of the first responders and survivors. filmmaker spent more than three years interviewing 54 people and learning their personal stories. >> you end up >> you e relationship and a rapport through these first-person accounts. that is the primary purpose, is to be able to start to build empathy and humanize the events. >> those little moments of caring for another were the difference between life and death. >> i think we were very making sure it was the people who experienced that day who had their voices heard. >> they left me here to die, but
i'm going to go home. reporter: to create t docuseries, the filmmaking team sifted through almost 1000 hours of archival footage, some of it never seen before. >> the thing i'm most proud of is being able to create a space for those who have the courage to share their stories, and to do our best to honor that, those narratives. kate: mornings, the cost of health care could rise for the unvaccinated. the new steps companies are taking to protect their bottom line. do you trust technology? waymo is looking for passengers
moving forward and finding solutions. this is abc 7. veorhor the life ofnt their classmate killed in a car service resumes in -- just in time for the full 49ers game -- just in time for the 49ers game. we will start this hour with a look at hurricane ida. meteorologist lisa argen has been tracking the storm and it is expected to make landfall today. lisa:lisa: it is also one of the strongest ever hit southeastern louisiana. 16 years from the day was katrina. now this storm system is looking very strong. it is a category four with wind of 150 miles per hour, gusts of 180 miles per hour. they are clucking winded over 100 miles per hour just off the coast right now. you can see it pushes into new w
orleans as a category four. we are expecting nine foot storm surge, nine feet of water above the surface and also better -- and also catastrophic wind and flash flooding. this continues up through the tennessee river valley, where they have had a lot of flooding for august and over the weekend and move toward parts of the atlantic basin. we are still looking at some better conditions back home. we had this haze and smoke but the onshore flow is strong through emeryville and san francisco. north bay and inland east bay, poor air quality, but better conditions around the bay along the coast today. unfortunately we are not going to build a spread that across the bay until your monday. lighter blues indicate the air quality that comes our way throughout the day tomorrow. today, it is just in pockets. two to four degrees cooler.
looking at 60 in san rafael. it will be in the 70's by 10:00 but cooler as we get towards the afternoon with some low 80's instead of upper 80's in oakland, and we will touch the upper 90's inland. still hot and hazy but some better news closer to the coast. details on a cooler outlook for next week coming up. kate: livermore high school students are mourning the death of a classmate, killed in a car crash. five other teenagers were also hurt. the california highway patrol is investigating friday's crash. authorities have not released the names of any victims. tim johns has the story. tim: a somber scene of the football field a livermore high school saturday night. hundreds came out to pay their respects for hunter diemert, who tragically lost his life friday after being involved in a car crash with five other students. >> hunter was a great kid. tim: herb guidry's
coach. understandably shaken by what happened. >> you can see it in their face. they knew their son was loved and they knew they did a good job with him. they are devastated they don't get to see him tomorrow. tim: he says he says he s surprised given the type of culture of the school tries to instill in their students. >> it's about family, and we take care of each other. tim: it is a sentiment also shared by others in attendance. those that both new diemert personally and not at all. >> we've always got each other's backs, no matter what. tim: while the community grieves the loss of a life gone too soon, coach guidry reminds everyone to remember the things we cherish most. >> hug your loved ones, hug your children, try to keep everyone safe. kate: today marks 50
the san francisco police was killed in the line of duty. a group of men attacked the ingleside stadium -- ingleside station in 1981, shooting and killing -- today, command staff and former members will hold a memorial service. it starts at 11:00 this morning. if you haven't already registered to vote for the recall election, you have just one day left. the deadline to register is tomorrow. voter registration forms sent by mail must be postmarked on or before august 30. you can find it online at registertovote.ca.gov. the recall election to set for september 14. there is a new snag in the effort to build a ballpark development in our terminal. -- in howard terminal.
give up a portion of its property taxes on the stadium site to help pay for infrastructure costs. oakland has said without the county's help, it is unlikely the project can move forward. the a's hope to have a final vote by october at the end of baseball season. in the south bay, vta will resume limited right real -- light rail service at no charge to passengers. light rail service has been suspended for the past three months of the deadly mass shooting at the downtown san jose railyard. trains will operate along vta's orange line. limited train service will run along 1st street. vta says it will not collect fares on light rail through september 12. the service comes back just in time for the 49ers preseason game in santa clara. caltrain is in -- is increasing service starting tomorrow. they will offer more than 120 -- 120 trains every weekday in anticipationple returning to ofe
and in person classes. ridership continues to go up, regularly exceeding 12% of pre-pandemic levels on weekdays and 40% on weekends. passengers are now able to hail and ride in an autonomous vehicle in san francisco. waymo has been testing the technology on city streets for 12 years and is now ready for testing with passengers. david louis tells us how you can sign up and what is expected back from the free ride. david: it's a big step forward for waymo. they launched a san francisco test program inviting adults to apply on its mobile app to hail rights for free in its electronic jaguar suv in exchange for feedback. >> we want to make sure we get a diverse set of opinions and feedback. this is the right step for us because it is an important part of being able to make sure we build a product that satisfies
the needs of the communities where we operate. david: while the suv is operating autonomously using cameras and litter technology, a driver will remain at the wheel to intervene if needed. waymo has been operating a similar test with passengers for two years outside of phoenix, but san francisco's sometimes narrow and congested streets will be more challenging. the volume of pedestrians and bicycles will add complexity. the trusted tester program will be amended to certain neighborhoods such as sunset, richmond and castro. it's a big step to making autonomous vehicle ridesharing a viable commercial service. hearing from passengers will provide insight into their confidence in its safety. >> tell us about what you are seeing on the screen and how that makes you feel. tell us about the drive itself, or interesting thing that happened along the way. david: waymo is not say the fre.
a person fell off a scooter during a collision with a waymo vehicle in san francisco in june but was not injured. the vehicle was not in autonomous mode at the time. in time, the backup driver may not be needed and the trip truly navigated autonomously. kate: still ahead on abc 7, more companies may be considering vaccine mandates as some covid vaccines get full fda approval. what experts say this might affect your insurance premiums. here is a live look from our roof camera this morning. lisa argen will have the forecast in just a few minutes. homelessness, housing, taxes, water, electricity, crime, wildfires. [sfx: bear roar] gavin, you've failed.
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fertile farmlands... there's lots to love about california. so put off those chores and use less energy from 4 to 9 pm when less clean energy is available. because that's power down time. kate: turning to the coronavirus pandemic, from vaccine mandates to vaccine incentives, employers are doing they can to encourage employees to get the shot. that could mean an increase in
health premiums for those who choose not to get vaccinated. melanie woodrow has that story. reporter: delta airlines announcing a $200 per month premium for unvaccinated employees to cover steep costs like hospitalizations. new policy likely driven by insurers no longer offering waivers for covid-19 treatment as they did early in the pandemic. >> all that money that goes in to health care is not going into their core business. it is absolutely a concern for this -- for these businesses and adding an extra several billion dollars to care for unvaccinated employees is just not tenable. reporter: elizabeth mitchell is ceo of a nonprofit coalition that represents private employers and public entities navigating purchasing health care. she says more than 13 of the members including disney have announced vaccine mandates. with the cost of hospitalizations for unvaccinated to covid treatments at more than $2 billion in june and july alone, mitchell says
she expects more employers will follow in delta's footsteps. >> these companies are self-insured so they are paying those bills. they know that not being vaccinated and incurring unnecessary hospitalization costs is also hitting the bottom line and that comes out of wages and job growth and american families. reporter: $200 per month does not come close to the full cost of an average hospitalization which she estimates is more than $50,000. >> it is an important signal that you will bear more of the cost if you choose not to become vaccinated. reporter: especially for employers or employees who have been waiting out until full fda approval. delta's ceo referenced that wait-and-see approach, saying quote, the time to get vaccinated is now. te a look at our weather, coming
kate: this afternoon, the 49ers will play their preseason finale before the regular season begins in two weeks. a face the las vegas raiders at levi's stadium. this morning, the giants will close out their nine-game road trip in atlanta. first pitch is at 10:20. later today, the a's close out long-standing against the yankees. you can watch the game on our sister network, espn a 4:00. last night, the giants bounced
back from friday's loss to the braves. here is sports anchor his alvarez with the highlights -- chris alvarez with the highlights. chris: the giants led the major leagues with 195 home runs. you see the freeze is so fast, the fan ran out of gas. how about that homerun? that goes into right field. logan webb has been the giants best starter over the last several months, and a bit of a jam. look at him start the inning. seven innings, no earned runs, six strikeouts for webb. 21st of the season, ties a career-high from 2019. the giants win 5-0.
a's and yankees, great to see back out there. for the second time in three games, ejected from this game. bob melvin gets the early shot. a solo homer to left-center, 21st of the season. there is aaron judge, two run monster shot to left-center. yankees down one. the a's win 3-2, snapping a six-game losing streak. >> it feels good to give high-fives again. >> we've been having high-fives, just not at the end of games. it felt good to get the monkey
off of our back. this team doesn't give up and we are always fighting andingto too tomorrow. chris: san jose state hosting southern utah. a quarterback sneak in, late first and look at that move. 23 yards to the house, 14-0 spartans. 21-0 after the first. . the most first quarter points. 75 yards to the house, 28-7 and the spartans fan fired up. charlie ross finds a hole in the defense and he's going to find the end zone. 65 yards and gone. san jose state let the half. they go on to win, opening the season 1-0. later today, the 49ers will take on the raiders 1:00 at levi's. kate: we are tracking hurricane ida. we are going to get it over to meteorologist lisa argen.
it is supposed to make landfall in louisiana today. lisa: that's right, and we are tracking that for you with wind of hundred 50 miles per hour. gusts of 185, moving to the west at 15, pushing right into southeast room will louisiana -- southeastern louisiana. they built that huge levee system after katrina but it is all the surrounding areas around it and as it moves on end, it is going to bring nine foot storm surge with the possibility of tornadoes, damaging wind and the track takes it through the tennessee river valley which has been inundated with flooding as you know from the past couple of weeks. this area is very saturated, getting ready for a tropical depression as it weakens and moves up to the north. better news with low clouds and fog at the coast, read the wind later on today. high-pressure still in control but i weakening.
that is an area of low preur brging cooler and cleaner air, so isn't this a gorgeous site to see? the low cloud deck pushing it over san francisco made some inroads late yesterday and continues today, but we are still going to have the smoky conditions this afternooncoolert into the first week of september. six to two in sunnyvale, looking up in the north bay and san francisco, cool low 50's. here is a look at the fog. it looks like it wants to push across the bay through emeryville this morning for about 7:30 and then it pulls back by the midafternoon and stays with us all along the coast. a cooler day today and into your monday, it does get swept away, we will have some very gusty wind that will sweep away the fog. here is look at our near surface smoke and the blue indicates better air quality throughout
the day around the bay, but as we get into portions of our inland are,t istill going to be hazy and take through the afternoon until it clears out. your red flag warning through 11:00 on tuesday, the west slopes of the sierra nevada, west south wind at 20 miles per hour, gusts to 50 and we are looking at relative humidity between 10 and 20% so unfortunately, conditions could be getting worse in the mountains, 7:00 this morning, and that is the wind is light by the afternoon, we had 25 to 30 mile-per-hour wind in the mountains. the wind direction has shifted and as we get into monday even though there are onshore wind, any wind at all, erratic dry conditions will cause problems into tuesday and it looks even stronger tuesday afternoon and still quite breezy around the bay but that is going to bring us our cooler weather regionwide.
it is cooler with 70's around the bay and noticed 79, 90's ont inland with some upper 90's so definitely some changes going in the right direction. the seven day forecast, hot and hazy inland but better air quality. by tomorrow, everyone will enjoy that and looking at temperatures, trailing off, the wind kicking up but it will be cool for september as we get to the middle of the week. low 80's inland and by the afternoon, it should be pleasant but even any kind of wind, offshore, bad news for the fires certainly in the lake tahoe region. kate: absolutely, thanks so much. needless to say, it's been a tough morning of news but hopefully this will make you smile. cooling off of a bucket of ice. the san francisco zoo share this video of their meerkat beating
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