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good morning. it is saturday, july 24th. we're looking outside over downtown san jose on this saturday morning. thank you for joining us for this special edition of today in the bay before we again airing the olympics. i'm kira klapper. >> we are going to wake up to a little bit of low clouds and also some fog. 58 in walnut creek right now. let's look at livermoore because it's one of the warmer spots i'm
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talking about. we start in the 60s today but by 10:00, 11:00 a.m. we bump into the 70s and eventually hitting the 80s on the map today. so this is sort of a sneak peek of what to expect. pretty seasonal for this time of year. let's look at what you can expect this afternoon. isolated inland heating but a good range of temperatures, around the bay and the coast and then we'll go 70s into the peninsula, as well as oakland 72. upper 80s through the south bay with some 90s in areas like concord and brentwood also in livermore expect mid and upper 90s. a big range of temperatures here. i'll talk more in detail about what to expect into the weekend ahead in a few minutes. thanks about 15. the tokyo olympics are officially under way.
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if you watched the opening ceremony you saw it was different than previous games. no fans allowed in the stands. but that didn't stop team usa from proudly entering the stadium, smiling underneath their masks. some members of team usa posted their open ceremony experiences on social media. including katie ledecky and simone manual. with kevin durant and a here we go. two san francisco giants, who also marched in the opening ceremony with the u.s. baseball team. we actually want to take you out live to tokyo where the olympic caldron is burning. it was lit by naomi osaka, whose home country is japan. our own raj mathai is in tokyo, looking at the olympics including the first games for one sport. >> reporter: we are off and
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running. let the games begin. let's tell you where we are. i'm going to step out of the way here. this is the tokyo bay. this city is gorgeous, by the way. it's hot and humid but gorgeous. the olympic rings, rainbow bridge and beyond the bridge is the actual athletes village. are you ready for the rock star of these games? skateboarding is now an olympic sport and one of the top skateborders in the world is from davis. his story, pretty wild. just in case you didn't know, nyjah houston is a big deal. the 26-year-old is the new face of skateboarding. it's not just his face. it's his body. covered in ink. the bad boy of skateboarding is very good for the sport. he knows tokyo is a launching point. >> i think it definitely has an opportunity to help the sport grow a lot. i think we're going to see a lot more skate parks pop up in places around the world, which is going to be great to see.
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>> reporter: his road to tokyo started in davis. he was skateboarding at the age of 5. since then a rise, multi-million dollar endorsements, 4.7 instagram followers and a four-time world champion. but the olympics is a first. >> it's way bigger than any x games or any street league or anything like that that i've ever skated at before. but it's going to be sick, it's going to -- obviously a lot of pressure, a lot of nerves but i think i've been pretty good with dealing with that in the pass. >> the goal for houston and his american teammates not only win gold but change the perception of skateboarding. >> like a doctor he has a 9:00 to 5:00 job, skateboarding is mine. i go to the skate park 9:00 to 5:00. like the majority of the population that doesn't know skateboarding, they think of skateboarding as a hobby, the thing that kids do, delinquent
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kids do. >> reporter: i love that. everyone has a 9:00 to 5:00, our 9:00 to 5:00 here in tokyo it's kind of like 9:00 to midnight. but we're loving it. we'll be watching the skateboarding in a big way. a must have here in japan, here we go. it's not just a nice little souvenir, it is very useful. it's about 90 degrees. we have to ask our weather department, 90 degrees, 70% humidity. back to you in the bay area. >> you make it look good raj. thanks so much. first lady jill biden hosted about 50 guests for a watch party. because spectators are banned, the first lady watched the game on tv. you can see dr. biden wearing her team usa gear. her 50 guests chosen by lottery. all are u.s. service officers
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and their guest. the u.s. team won 2-0 against mexico. today the u.s. women's soccer team looks to redeem themselves following an opening round loss against sweden. and then swimming and volley ball. and in prime time, skateboarding. you can watch it all here on nbc, and the family of networks, like usa, nbc-sn and streaming on peacock. we would be remiss if if we didn't mention the pandemic casting a shadow on the games. another athlete was confirmed to have covid. 127 cases of covid are related to the games, mostly support staff we're told to keep the virus from spreading. fans are banned from all venues in the tokyo area.
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there are so many events to keep track of. excited about gymnastics, maybe skateboarding, or soccer, like my producer dana who's probably watching it out of the corner of her eye right now. you can see how on when to watch individual events on nbcbay.com. back in the bay area, police and firefighters are working to figure out who set off an explosive device in san francisco at a restaurant. this video of the explosion shook the inside of the restaurant in the tender loin district. it sent shrapnel flying. the chef and owner says surviving the pandemic has been tough, but this is even more rattling. >> somebody just cracked the window and stealing something inside, they didn't want to come inside. they do it for fun or whatever they want, i don't know. >> he tells us it will cost thousands of dollars to repair
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the damage and now has him considering leaving the tender loins because he doesn't feel safe there anymore. tens of thousands of cases of covid a day has hospitals revisiting days they thought they were behind them. but there are signs more people hesitant to get vaccinated may be changing their minds. this as health experts warn that the delta variant is dangerous and efficient in making the unvaccinated sick. miguel almaguer reports. >> reporter: painting a grim picture of the new really inside some hospitals, the numbers from the cdc reflect our nation's slowly slipping back towards crisis as we surpass 50,000 infections a day, new cases, hospitalizations, even daily deaths are spiking again. >> it is one of the most infectious respiratory virus that is we know of and i have seen in my 20-year career. >> reporter: struggling to contain the delta variant,
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florida, texas, and missouri. three states with lower vaccination rates, now account for 40% of the nation's new cases. one kansas hospital turning away patients as they struggle to manage their own caseload. >> we're kind of at a tipping point -- we're past the tipping point. we're in trouble. >> reporter: in los angeles county, construction teams are back at providence st. joseph's medical center expanding the just shuttered covid ward. in the nation's former covid capital, new infections have increased nearly 2,000 percent. >> talking about reopening covid wards and beds in the hallways. is that disheartening to see? >> it's really, really hard. >> reporter: nurse manager chris rice says with vaccinations his team is on the front line of a battle they don't need to be on anymore. >> just feels like we're going backwards. i know that me and a lot of other people here are just -- we
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are feeling very discouraged, very disheartened, very -- in some cases a little bit angry. >> reporter: as the cdc heard evidence today on break-through infections and discussed possible boosters for those with compromised immune systems, there is progress in hard hit states where more americans are choosing to get vaccinated. mia watched her husband, brad, lose his battle to covid through a glass wall after they both became infected. >> i wish we would have gotten vaccinated. one simple shot could have prevented all of this. >> reporter: tonight, regreat and loss as more families face dark days ahead. >> that was miguel almaguer reporting for us. we have much more on today in the bay. coming up, did he not want to be found. the latest on the search for a missing jogger in the east bay.
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on july 10th. volunteers spent yesterday following up on community tips including a report of a stressed man running. authorities have scaled back the official search but say they do continue to investigate. a security consultant who's not taking part in the investigation tell us that investigators need to look at cracheck's digital footprint just in case. >> they need to consider the possibility that he's a voluntary missing. in other words, he does not want to be found. >> we're trying to find anyone along that trail with -- who might have witnessed or have camera footage, security camera footage. >> a friend of his before he went running said he was a happy family man.
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nbc bay area responds ahead. >> new rules for unemployed workers to continue getting unemployment checks. we'll show you how it works next. get ready because we're going to see heating temperatures, especially for inland areas, talking about 90s. what to expect across the bay area, and your seven day outlook next. stay with us.
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collecting unemployment checks but recently the rules changed. to keep your checks coming you now have to show you're looking for work. consumer investigator chris shows us how to do that. >> let's get this out of the war you're looking for a job is fraud. if the state catches you lying they'll stop your unemployment checks and possibly prosecute you. edd says it will ask when you certify, which you should already be doing. what qualifies as looking for work. if you had a full-time or part-time job as an employee you had a regular job. if you had a gig job or were self-employed, the rules were different because you're collecting pandemic unemployment assistance. you're looking for work if you're trying to get new
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clients, expanding your network or enrolling in training. keep a record of where you looked for a job, where you appied or any training you enrolled in. that way you have proof you're keeping up your end of the bargain. good luck. time now to check in with vianey arana for a look at the forecast. >> we have some moisture we're watching out for, and also a big difference in temperatures across the bay area when you compare it to the coast, the bay, and those hot interior valleys. looking at san jose, nice shot there. we also expect to see a little bit of low cloud activity because of an increase in on shore floor. current temperatures 50s and 60s. i want to show youee what's goi. we have a shallow marine layer
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right now, so expected to see cooling right now, a 5 degree difference compared to the past 24 hours in novato. overall getting a little fog through novato as well as portions of santa rosa, san francisco. expects to see a little bit of that fog. but i want to get to your temperatures because this is going to show you how drastic the difference is between the coast and the interior valley. look at south bay. mid and upper 80s in san jose, 86 degrees. east san jose 88. but then as we head towards the east bay we get oakland at 72 and further inland, walnut creek, antioch, expected to hid the 90s and mid 90s this afternoon. so keep that in mind in the valleys. now if you want to get away from
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the heat, the peninsula and coast is a good area to do that, san mateo 74. redwood city 78. half moon bay in the cool 60s and san francisco expected to top out in the upper 60s for this afternoon. a light breeze from the west at about 18 miles per hour. up through the north bay we'll hit 100 degree mark through ukian and clear lake. so we have 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and 100. future cast we're not going to see any of the rain, just the monsoonal moisture driving up from the desert southwest. that's going to kick up our moisture making it feel humid and tropical here in the bay area, especially sunday to tuesday. but also kicks up the chance of thunderstorm activity especially over the sierras. we're going to kick the humid up, temperatures in the upper 60s. and look at inland areas, temperatures are going to be in
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the 90s for the remainder of the week as the monsoonal moisture wraps around the high pressure. so you're really going to need the ac all week long. we get a little bit of a cool down, but even in the 80s when it's humid it feels really hot and sticky out there. >> humidity is so strange for us and we've been getting it lately. thanks for the warning. it is 5:22 right now and we have much more ahead on "today in the bay". we're not going to let this poor old grandma -- leave her at a homeless shelter. >> abandoned on the street with nothing but a suitcase and walker. but help came in an unusual way for this woman. her story when we come back.
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a grandmother, abandoned by her family and left on the streets of san francisco's china town. but help came thanks to the community and its police officers. garvey thomas has more in today's bay area proud. >> reporter: san francisco's chinatown likes to boast it's the biggest one there is outside of asia. but spend just a little time walking the beat with officer william ma and suddenly china town seems very small. as in small town small. every few feet, william runs into someone he knows.
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>> every time we walk, people always say hi, we greet them by their first name. >> reporter: this is his dream job, the kind of policing not just catching the bad guys but making sure their victims feel taken care of. >> if they're not example of that than what happened here in early july. officers found a 62-year-old chinese speaking woman who had apparently been abandoned there by her family. knowing williams speaks cant neez and mandarin, they called him on his day off. >> she didn't know she was abandoned. she said hey when can i go home? when that happens, that grandma becomes everyone grandma. >> reporter: it seems many at the station and in the community sprung into action.
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close to 100 phone calls were placed in just a few hours to try and find housing for the woman. >> almost went to that point where the last resort was to bring her to a homeless shelter. and for an old chinese grandma that doesn't speak english has all her belongings in a garbage bag, has to use a walker that's the last place we want to put her. >> reporter: thanks to that effort they didn't have to. a local nonprofit found a room where the woman is now staying. what's more william and his partner stop by almost every day to make sure she has what she needs. it's the kind of thing people do in a small town. no matter how big it is. >> i like to think of all the chinatown grandmas as my grandmother. >> what a beautiful story. garvin thomas with that for us. it is 5:27. we have more more on today in
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the bay. it's day one after the opening ceremony. next the story of one californian hoping to skate board to gold. every one of us is connected.
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ceremony. wow, that is really cool we get to say good morning tokyo. thank you in the bay area for joining us for this special edition of "today in the bay." i'm kira klapper, vianey arana has a look at your forecast. it doesn't sound great. >> it does and it doesn't. >> depending on what you like. >> there's sunshine but it's humid. a couple things we're monitoring locally but we're going to see the temperatures sort of change, depending on where you liv and where you drive to this weekend. livermore, 60 degrees right now. the temperature trend shows it climbing into the 70s by 10:00 a.m., hitting those 80s into the afternoon. and that's going to be one of the warmer spots for today. 57 in san jose right now. notice we don't have much in the way of cloud cover but we have a bit of a shallow marine layer and that could drive some of the clouds further inland. as far as the temperature range
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for san jose will be in the 70s. but i want to show you just how spread out some of these temperatures are. look at this. so we go from 60s in half moon bay, 70s in oakland, mid 80s down to the south bay, upper 90s for the interior valleys. i'll go into more detail on that in a few minutes. >> thanks so much. the tokyo olympics are officially under way. if you watched the opening ceremony, of course, it was different from previous games with no fans allowed in the stands. but that didn't stop team usa from proudly entering the stadium. you could see they're smiling under their masks. some members posted their opening ceremony experiences on social media. including swimmers katie ledecky and simone manual. and kevin durant and two san francisco giants who marched in the ceremony with the usa
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baseball team. we want to take you to tokyo where the olympic cauldron is burning. raj mathai is there with a look at one new sport to the games. >> reporter: we are off and running. let the games begin. let's tell you where we are. i'm going to step out of the way here. this is the beautiful tokyo bay, this city is gorgeous, by the way. it's hot and humid but gorgeous. the olympic rings, the rainbow bridge and beyond is the athletes' village. are you ready for the rock star of these games? skateboarding is now an olympic sport and one of the top skateboarders in the world is from davis. his story, pretty wild. just in case you didn't know, nyjah houston is a big deal.
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the 26-year-old is the new face of skateboarding. it's not just his face. it's his body. covered in ink. the bad boy of skateboarding is very good for the sport. he knows tokyo is a launching point. >> i think the sport grow a lot. i think we'll see a lot more skate parks pop up in other places all around the world, which is going to be great to see. >> reporter: his road to tokyo started in had davis. he was skateboarding at the age of 5. since then a rise, multi-million dollar endorsements, 4.7 million instagram followers, and, oh, yeah, a four-time world champion. but the olympics is a first. >> it's way bigger than any x games or any street league or anything like that, that i've ever skated or won before. but it's going to be sick. obviously a lot of pressure, a lot of nerves but i think i've been pretty good with dealing
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with that in the past. >> reporter: the goal for houston and his american teammates not only win gold but change the perception of skateboarding. >> like a doctor he has a 9:00 to 5:00 job, skateboarding is mine. i go park 9:00 to 5:00. the majority of the population who doesn't know anything about skateboarding, they think of skateboarding as a hobby, kind of thing that kids do, like the delinquent kids do. >> reporter: i love that. everyone has a 9:00 to 5:00. our 9:00 to 5:00 here in tokyo, it's kind of like 9:00 to midnight. but we're loving it. we'll be watching the skateboarders in a big way. but a trinket, a must have in japan. it's not just a souvenir, it's useful. 90 degrees, 70% humidity. >> it's 9:35 p.m. in tokyo right
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now. some of the major events today, the u.s. women's soccer team is looking to redeem themselves right now, following an opening match loss to new zealand. swimming, volleyball and beach volleyball and the primetime debut of skateboarding. you can catch the action here on nbc bay area, and our family of networks, nbc, usa, nbcsn and streaming on peacock. organizers have announced another athlete has covid. 127 cases of coronavirus are related to the games but we're told it's mostly support staff. to keep the virus from spreading, fans are banned from all venues in the tokyo area. if you like to keep track of all the events, excited about gymnastics, soccer, skateboarding, right now on
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nbcbayarea.com you can see how to watch and when individual events. back here in the bay area police and fire investigators are working to figure out who set off an explosive device at a restaurant in san francisco. it happened early monday morning. that was video of the explosion. it shook the inside of a thai food restaurant in the tender loin. it left marks on the front of the restaurant. the chef and owner tells us surviving the pandemic has been hard enough but this is more rattling. >> somebody just crack the window and stealing something inside, they didn't want to come inside, they do it for fun or whatever they want, i don't know. >> reporter: he tells us it will cost thousands of dollars to repair the damage and has him considering leaving the tender loin because he doesn't feel safe there anymore. new this morning dozens of firefighters worked early this morning to put out a massive
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fire in the east bay, it started around 2:00 a.m. on east 12th street and 45th avenue. this is in oakland. the warehouse was fully engulfed in flames, p even spread to other buildings nearby. crews managed to get the flames out quickly. several pour lines went down, more than 1,300 people are impacted by power outages. the fire is under investigation. it's been a difficult almost year and a half for pretty much everyone. and now rising numbers of covid cases may be a psychological blow to some people. alysha palumbo tell us doctors say anxiety over what the future holds is normal. >> i don't think anybody wants to go back to that. it was really tough. >> should be go back to normal. >> reporter: with covid case numbers down at the start of the summer and vaccination rates up, many people dropped their masks, got together with family and friends and started feeling like
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life is back to normal. >> i'm personally vaccinated, my family is vaccinated. i was hoping it would be a couple of nice steps in the right direction. >> reporter: now concerns over breakthrough infections and the delta variant, has people seeing deja vu. >> my wife and i are schoolteachers we're concerned about late august. >> i can certainly understand how people can be feeling frustrated, disappointed and even angry that we're still here. >> reporter: psychologist dr. natalie datilo says it's important to recognize those feelings are valid and not let them overwhelm you. >> it's undoubted that we had an impact on our mental health this year that was unprecedented. it's likely that some of that will be ongoing for the foreseeable future. >> reporter: she says the most important thing to remember is we're not in the same place we were a year ago. even though it may feel similar. >> while there's still ongoing
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uncertainty and it's the uncertainty that can cause anxiety. we're in a better position to prepare and plan for the fall and winter than we were a year ago. right now cases of covid-19 continue to surge across the country and here in the bay area. contra costa, santa clara are urging businesses to use mask policies. there was guidance in june allowing employers to make employees be vaccinated. it seems the u.s. has hit a wall when it comes to getting vaccinated. a new poll may shed light on why that is. the poll found 45% of unvaccinated americans are holding the lines saying they definitely will not get the shot. another 35% said they probably
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won't get vaccinated. just 3% said they would definitely get the shot. the biden administration's goal had been to get 70% of americans vaccinated with at least one dose. right now we're at 57%. it's 5:41 on the dot. still to come on "today in the bay," as raj mentioned the first skateboarding event is gearing up for the olympics. next we'll introduce you to a californian making history at the event and he isn't one of the athletes. always on the go. and they work hard, but play harder. you know, day trips. week-long road trips. it's what we do. and nothing gets in the way of our plans... so... ...chevron is always part of the plan. yeah, we get chevron with techron for unbeatable mileage... ...plus snacks and drinks to go. fuel for them, fuel for me! just one stop... ...gets us closer to non-stop... adventures. chevron. together ahead. i got you! (horn beeps)
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welcome back. it's 5:44 on your saturday morning. a live look outside. a lot of people awake on the bay bridge this morning. we have a warm weekend ahead, vianey arana has your full forecast in about a minute. but first, it is not just california athletes showing off their talents at the tokyo games. a southern california designer made the skate parks you will see during the olympic skateboarding games today. skateboarding is one of the newest sports debuting at the games. joe ciaglia has been designing concrete skate parks all over the world and now his biggest stage is the olympics. it will help show off the talents of the olympians and the park will stay permanently in tokyo. >> it's going to open up skateboarding to the world, which is amazing. to see everybody again have the
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exposure to the whole world i think that's the best part to broaden skateboarding and give everybody a chance to be part of it. >> again, the first skateboarding event is today for the men's street qualifying. it starts at 5:25 p.m. i wanted to a skateboarder. that's going to be fun to watch. time to check in with vianey arana with our microclimate forecast. you have 60s to 90s. >> the range is incredible when it comes to temperatures in the bay area. i want to give an update on the weather because i heard raj say -- >> how hot it is there. >> -- what's going on there. he's right, 90s and humid and dealing with an approaching typhoon. but it isn't headed directly towards tokyo. it's actually heading towards china driving northwest. and what tokyo is going to be seeing out of this is those outer rain bands. so if you follow any of our
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reporters, whether that be raj or, you know, if you're a fan of our l.a. reporters i follow danielle, she's out there going into the olympic weather patterns you can see they were posting the approaching dark clouds yesterday because they have approaching weather. expect the 90s in tokyo. look at this, sunday, monday, into tuesday there is a chance there could be some thunderstorm activity. i'm not sure how this would impact the games depending on if they're outdoors. dangers associated with thunderstorms and lightning. we'll see how that plays out. but it isn't headed directly towards tokyo. it's a typhoon but the outer bands are what's going to bring some of the weather to tokyo. it is headed towards china though. we are expected to see changes as that continues to make its approach. back home here, in livermore, 60 degrees right now. we'll get our own humidity, we'll get moisture from the desert southwest.
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in san jose, 56 degrees and we climb up into the 70s eventually. but this afternoon, i want to show you what we're expecting when it comes to the inland heat. as keira mentioned we have 60s, 70s, and 80s on the map. let's get right to your microclimate highs. but looks like my graphic decided to skip one. currently we're in the 50s and we'll see some of the low fog and clouds around the coastline because we have a shallow marine layer. there are my temperatures, san jose 86. los gatos 87. east bay, pleasanton 93. concord 95. oakland 72 and in the peninsula 70s and 60s for the city. it's going to be nice. we'll get sunshine. with the moisture you pair that up with the hotter temperatures and it feels humid, tropical out there. ukiah and clear lake, 100 and 99
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degrees. we don't get much in the way of rain for us but the activity with the monsoonal moisture is going to bring us a chance of potentially seeing some thunderstorm activity. primarily, though, right now it looks like the biggest impact is going to be over the sierra. we'll see a little bit of a dip in temperatures in san francisco and inland temperatures are going to drop to the upper 80s but it'll still be humid. the most humid day is going to be monday. >> i don't want to be too negative here but i don't like humidity. it does me no favors. i know it's good for your skin. >> that's true. >> we'll take it. thanks so much. still ahead on "today in the bay." it's not just our lawns and plants getting hit by the drought. the impact climate change is having on certain fish in the bay area and beyond.
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welcome back. california's historic drought is causing hardships up and down the state from agriculture to wildlife. some believe it's a glimpse of future climate change. we have a report on a concern the drought will impact some of the bay area's most prized fish. >> reporter: the trickling waters of the watershed, the run of the endangered salmon. >> these fish are 10% of what used to be here. >> reporter: that equals about 20,000 salmon. it may sound like a lot but not
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when you measure against history. >> they're still down 90% from the historic levels. >> reporter: in a wet winter the creeks flow swift, but in a dry summer. >> we haven't seen any water through here except a few of these puddles. see that skinny branch. >> reporter: for preston brown, those drought ravaged puddles hold a few salmon and trout that didn't make it out to see. >> normally we have water that it's easier for fish to swim up and down. if fish are stranded here and nobody can get to them, they parish. >> reporter: across the creeks and rivers of california, there are fears the drought will upset salmon. >> it's what we're looking at with climate change. >> reporter: he says the drought is silently doing its damage now but because salmon head out to
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sea for several years before returning to the spawning ground the impact will come later. >> this year you're not going to see it as much as you see it in a few years. king salmon, prized by fishermen, depend on cool water flows in the central valley to spawn with the drought causing regulators to restrict flows driving up river temperatures, the state is tracking hatched fish to the bay to give them an example but they may return to rivers too warm for their comfort. >> they'll spawn up to rivers and streams that are too hot for their eggs they lay. as go the salmon so goes other boards of wildlife. >> even in wet years the fight for water in california pits fishermen against agriculture
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against homes. in drought years those battles only heat up with the temperatures. >> it's a populated state with a lot of interests and those compete when resources get scarce. >> reporter: spawn recently tore out a small dam on the golf course and replaced it with a rock channel and new plants to give fish a better habitat but whether nature will now do its part in that rebirth has many looking skyward. now to a quick look at the top stories we're following this morning. the pandemic has impacted the olympic games. organizers are announcing more new covid cases, another athlete was confirmed to have covid. 127 cases of coronavirus are related to the olympic games but we're told it's mostly support staff, not athletes. to keep the virus from spreading, fans are banned from all venues in the tokyo area. some major events happening today are the u.s. women's
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soccer team looking to redeem themselves following an open round loss to sweden. right now matching up against new zealand. the swimming competition begins. volleyball and beach volleyball and the prime time debut of skateboarding as an olympic sport. you can catch all the action and more here on nbc bay area and our nbc family of networks, also streaming on peacock. back here locally, the gilroy garlic festival is back for the first time since the pandemic and the mass shooting there two years ago. but like all things it will look different this year. this year it's a drive-thru experience at the church. festival goers need to preorder their food. if you want to go, you have to place your order online. they recommend you order four days in advance. so the festival starts today at 11:00 a.m. if you missed this weekend's window to order food, don't worry gourmet alley will be open
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again next weekend. new this morning dozens of firefighters worked to put out a massive fire in the east bay. it ignited around 2:00 this morning in oakland. the warehouse was fully engulfed in flames, even spread to other nearby buildings but crews did imagine to get the flames out quickly. firefighters tell us several power lines went down. so pg&e says more than 1,300 customers are impacted by the power outages. the fire is under investigation. and happening now, the mega fire continues to burn out of control to our north. governor newsom issued a state of emergency late yesterday because of the wildfires. among them the dixie fire, now the largest fire burning in california, at nearly 170,000 acres. crews from across the bay area are on the front lines there. the fire is only 18% contained. and vianey arana has one
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last look at our forecast before we go. scary conditions out there. >> one of the things that does help when it comes to seeing humidity and that it sort of helps with the moisture levels because three elements that we look for with fire fuels is how dry it is, how hot it is, and, of course, wind impacts. so the humidity is going to help out with that, but it's still going to be hot. we have the monsoonal moisture swooping in, sunday, monday, into tuesday. another thing that makes me worried, of course, is when we see the chance of thunderstorm activity we have seen dry lining making an impact, causing fires in the past. right now the biggest impacts look like it's over the sierra. so if you have any plans to travel up to the sierra, tomorrow, monday or tuesday, check the conditions. 94 for today, it's going to be
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pretty hot, seeing triple digits through areas like clear lake. concord, livermore will be in the 90s. looking to get away from the heat, your best bet is going to be the peninsula, the bay, around the coast. san francisco is going to be in the mid and upper 60s. i recently had a friend that moved here, she was telling me it's so foggy, i told her get ready because we have humidity coming. if you're visiting from out of town, even though it's comfortable in the mid 60s, in the city always bring layers, right? >> yes. >> because into the evening hours it gets chilly along the coastline. >> if you think it's cold, you have to go to san francisco in the summer then you know cold. thanks for that. and thanks for the look at why humidity is good for us. >> it helps with the moisture level. we're still seeing a lot of dry brush out there so play it smart everyone. >> hopefully the humidity helps.
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thank you for joining us for this special edition of "today in the bay" before the olympics begin. we have more news at 3:00, 4:00, and 11:00. a live look in tokyo for you. have a great saturday. california! all of our homes share power.
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