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well, past yeah. hopefully into the new year. even we need all the rain we can get and i feel johnson saying that it's coming in a man at a manageable rate. not too much quickly, which is all good things. yeah. we've got team coverage of this this morning will tran is tracking the rain. >> and the storms up in the north bay will get rain harvey keeping an eye on the wet commute because it is being impacted by all of this. and then of course, john, we'll start with you in the weather center. >> walk us through where the rain is now. yeah, it's pretty much everywhere right now. but the good thing is noel alluded to. it's nice and light across the bay area. so we are looking at a manageable amount, not a lot of flooding going on out there. just some wet slick conditions which is going to have an impact. the biggest impact these next several days is going to be up in the sierra and northern california has feet of snowfall pile up there. even before we get to the holiday weekend and that is going to hold a lot of people up on their travels. your look outside this morning is showing you those gray skies can hardly see anything from our camera here at the you
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would normally see a little bit of the transamerica building in the distance. but that rainfall, no cloud cover is blocking out the view. >> now we're sitting with rainfall currently is like i said, pretty much widespread everywhere. it's just that light green sitting across the bay. some of her heavier spots are just some moderate pockets out in eastern solano county, right around lafayette out along highway 24 and then in those upper elevations of the east bay. some brief moderate shower activity too. the santa cruz mountains. if you're heading up highway 17 also seeing a brief area of rainfall picking up zooming out. you do have snow up in the sierra nevada. it's starting. well above 4500 feet. but as we work our way through this forecast conditions will start to get colder and snow level will drop lower and lower because of it. meaning more areas are going to get slick up there in the high country light showers will continue on and off today. so do expect a day to just bring the rain jacket, keep it on hand heavier rainfall really arrives overnight tonight leading into early tomorrow morning. so
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tomorrow morning's commute is going to be greeted unfortunately, by some really slick spots, maybe even some standing water on roadways into our early morning commute, especially current temperatures mostly in the 40's oakland in hayward, egypt. 47 timber on it. 44 not coldest mornings, but it is one of our weather ones. so be prepared for that rain. i know you've been talking about slick conditions what are you saying? yes, conditions pretty much across all of our bridges out there right here in the maze. 5.80, westbound east of grand avenue in oakland and 8.80 south of market street. >> you have accidents, but because it's so early in the morning. i'm not seen any major delays out there traveling from the east bay into the city right now. you want to take your time because conditions are very slick. it says 8 minutes. but again, slow down as you're traveling across across towards the peninsula. little under 15 minutes for your drive time there with slick conditions. i can see the puddles on the bridge heading out of richmond. you're at about 8 minutes but definitely taking it slow this morning and the rain continues to come down
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along the golden gate bridge about 21 minutes and saying from 37 to the tolls. but again, you're going to see puddles of water as you're traveling across noel james, back to you. >> all right. thank you very much. rain. and here's just a quick look at what it was like on my commute in this is westbound 5.80 as we're coming up on the castro valley bart station. and yeah, it's like just as reagan was sayi-g and i did a few times hit a little bit of standing water. you can hear that, ok, rush, you know, as it hits entire party. absolutely. so be careful if you're out there. >> we're seeing wet conditions like this all around the bay area. >> we do have again team coverage this morning. it continues with another look at stormtracker 4 radar where you can san francisco kind of south north bay is really, think a liytle bit of rain. and then of course, san jose really getting in fact, up in the north. but we have kron four's. will tran standing by live marin county looking at conditions at this current moment and will that is up. rain is coming
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>> just to echo john. it's a nice gentle rain. it feels like seattle. that's where i'm from. it doesn't come down hard. the good news is your morning commute and it's still light. you will not be battered by the wind. so the good part is it's not a 1, 2, punch. it's a one punch, meaning the rain. this is lucky drive historically obviously it pools up for northbound one. oh, one. so if you it's a little dark, it will have to wait for some headlights that are coming in our direction. probably a any moment now. and you can see the water splash up the tail lights. those the cars heading in the commute direction towards san francisco light rain, windy or even breezy at times at all. they if you cross the bridge, you've got to be careful, especially if you're following semi trucks, which this time i had to tell you, plenty of semi trucks as they're dating around the bay area. here's a there you go. there's a garbage truck coming through and you can see all the water splash up and that's the problem because it's a heavy vehicle but your little
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car. james, i know you have a tiny prius. i believe you will be seeing your life last right before your eyes. so you got to be careful as far as that is concerned. but so far so good. plenty of room between the cars. >> take it easy. >> i said this for ever more. i like it when cars start to stack up that way. you don't speed everybody's just going about 20 miles per hour. and james, i'm more you have your desk and going into the station is that vision. yeah. it is. yeah. james cam, jim cam, as i like to call it every now and when i think about it all a hit record on that we should all get cars equipped with jay tv. absolutely. >> and with that i drive a prius was not a it's not a tiny us a tiny prius. it's but i got my looking at my shoes like gosh, what and are bigger than your okay. you want you
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know, sandals. >> you're going to catch pneumonia will. but some shoes on. love you by so she's in the words of a y a we'll check in with in the next hour. >> happening today, governor newsom is expected to give more information about a new mandate. requiring health care workers in california to get their booster shots. governor newsom announcing that mandate on twitter last night. he says they're stepping up efforts to get people vaccinated and boosted the decision comes as data shows omicron cases are increasing across the state. that's why the governor says our hospitals need to be prepared. an infectious disease specialist at ucsf. doctor peter chin, hong agrees. >> is it going to be sick just like everybody else, not very sick because all of them have been vaccinated. >> but sick enough or identified on testing that they'll have to stay home for 10 days. >> governor newsome will hold a news conference later this morning to release more
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information on the mandate. it set for 1030, and alameda county. >> in the south bay smith. a san jose mayor sam liccardo is proposing to add booster shots to the city's vaccine mandate currently all city employees as well as visitors to any city own facilities have to already proved that they're fully vaccinated. the only exceptions would be for the very young children who allowed to get it yet. and for people who haven't been vaccinated long enough to be eligible for the booster. >> we know the vaccines wear off over time. that is they're affect their effectiveness declines over many, many months. we all know that we need boosters. >> if approved san jose would become the first city in california to have a requirement like that city leaders are expected to discuss the issue this coming january 5th. >> in the north, a solano county has recorded its first covid related death in a baby. yeah. doctors say this is a crucial reminder now that getting vaccinated not only
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protect yourself. >> but it also protects the people around you, especially those who aren't in this case old enough to get a vaccine shot yet. right conference camila barco joining us live in the newsroom with what we know camila. >> well, you guys said this is an example of why health officials are urging people to get vaccinated. those vaccines not only protect yourself but for the people like james said who cannot get vaccinated like babies. this child was less than a year old. it's the first infant death related to covid in solano county. now it's not known what city the baby lived in or the gender. but the child did contract the delta variant currently, there are about 377 active covid cases in solano county since the pandemic started 342 people have died because of the virus. now, the county's health officer says that these type of death, the pediatric ones are rare, but children can get sick and die from covid.
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>> people who are eligible for vaccine should vaccinated. that creates a barrier to protect those who can't be vaccinated. and for an instant. that's really the only means of protection that you have. >> now with the holidays here. health experts are urging people. now more than ever to get vaccinated and get boosted health experts say these are some ways to reduce the spread of covid. so for example, where a mask we've heard that before avoid large crowds and poorly ventilated areas stay home. when you're feeling sick, get tested. if you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone who has covid and be mindful of people who have health problems. the elderly and young kids now solano county is continuing to offer covid-19 vaccines at their max. the axe, a nation clinic. it's at the solano county fairgrounds and allay. if you need one. the clinic is operating until this upcoming january 29th james. well, back to you. all right. thank you very much. camila.
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>> over in the east bay. the oakland city council has decided to require proof of vaccinations in order to enter some businesses, similar rules are already in place in san francisco and berkeley. some oakland business owners say the move is long overdue starting february 1st, here's a list of businesses where you will have to show proof of vaccination in order to enter this is in oakland, some include restaurants bars, coffee shops, gyms, amongst others listed on your screen. movie theaters, concert venues, that sort of thing. owner of chop house and calavera in oakland said the move will not only protect customers but also his staff. he says even though restaurants ctrrently have the option of asking customers for proof of vaccines. many have avoided doing so because they wanted to protect staff members from any potential confrontations. they might get into from unvaccinated people pushing back now with the mandate on the way. he says it's going to make things run a whole lot smoother.
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>> i think that the city mandating it is a really important having this small businesses kind of. seizing them. some says small business decided that they would have they would they would ask people for their vaccination status and that creates a little bit of a difficult situation for our staff where, you know, there could confronted by people saying that, you know that like this idea but with the city give us that mandate saying that we have we have to do this. it gives us the ability that actually, you know, for speed by have vaccine so that our business. so i bought it. i think it's long overdue. i would love to see this 6 months ago. but i think this is a is a great step. >> starting january 15th businesses will have to begin posting signs, letting customers know about these upcoming changes. says he will spend the next few weeks getting his staff trained on how to check vaccination cards. spotting real ones from fake ones and of course, cross
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referencing the information. 2 ids. >> well, in related news now as covid cases continue to rise. a growing number of bars and restaurants across the bay area are actually choosing to just close their doors this week. the friends and family bar in oakland, for example, is going to be closed until december 27th because of an increased number of potential staff exposures. the owner of eli's mile high club in oakland says that he's seen an uptick in positive cases in his industry as well. and has decided close his doors until december 30th as a precaution. >> we have to like deal with it day by day. it's like a situation that i have to think about all the time. that. i didn't have to. you know, consider and i opened a business like this are got to this industry. >> well, in san francisco, the wine bar part time has also closed its doors until next week because of covid exposures among the staff and we're told a growing number of businesses are now mandating the booster shot for their employees.
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>> well, as we work our way through the middle of the week. now do expect wet conditions to continue its light moderate rainfall all across the bay area this morning just enough to get roadways wet and slow you down out. there are bigger issues are going to be a snow piles up in the sierra nevada. getting to that. your forecast. and on the slick morning, we're keeping a close eye on your wednesday morning commute. we have. >> a lot of slow spots just because of all the water we're seeing out there definitely seeing out there definitely want to leave your house and hi honey! hi mommy! oh i missed you! you just want to video call the kids. ok. hush little baby...don't say a word... but if slow upload speeds turns your goodnight call into an accidental horror movie... can you hear me? shut it down. just remember. you're not a bad mom. you just need better internet. at&t fiber delivers faster upload speeds for more reliable video calls. get at&t fiber, plans starting at $35 a month for a year. limited availability in select areas. call 1.877.only.att.
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>> welcome back. it's 5.15 on this wednesday morning. and you can see, i guess that snow, right. oh yeah. oh yeah, ok, i'm like is it rain or snow because yesterday john was saying that they were going to get rain before it turned into snow cause. it's a little right. maybe that maybe this right was funny. as you look at camera. john, what do you think? the tracking skills actually getting a little snow. okay. yes, snow levels 4500 feet right now, still relatively high, but. >> it will drop into were lower and lower and then the next week it's going to be all about the snowfall, but i'm james and noel. exactly right. it's kind of a rain-snow mix for some spots up in the sierra, which makes it really slick, especially as you're crossing from where we do have rainfall to where that snowfall is piling up. that's where you see a lot of ice formation that area in between where you get the re freeze
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and then it definitely gets kind of icy this is your look up donner summit. well above snow level. and as you can see, things are moving along just fine. got the hazard lights on and some of these big rigs in conditions out there are now snow-packed after that roadway had been cleared out really nicely. so snow is falling up in the sierra and it's going to fall and increauingly low elevations through the upcoming weekend. this is going to have a huge impact on our travel. gradually, especially as we approach christmas weekend now skies across the bay area are pretty wet. we do have a light showers all across the region, including in the north bay. widespread light showers across the core of the bay area. south bay. not much different. some of your moderate showers are up around highway 17 right now. nothing super noteworthy at this very moment. we're all pretty much in the same boat right now. it's just that lie dose of rainfall just enough to get roadways wet a little bit slick now showers will continue on and off throughout the course of the day today. you can see that here in
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future cast tonight, we will see rainfall really picking up. now. this is when we could see some brief periods of heavy rain during those overnight hours. this is right around midnight, heavy rain possible just south of san jose, especially in the north bay pushing through the bay area into our early morning commute tomorrow making for some really wet conditions for your thursday. thursday afternoon does come along with some breaks from the rain, possibly even a few hints of sunshine. but don't expect any of that to last for long as we work into the holiday weekend. you get those breaks on friday. but friday night things really kick back up. so it's a friday afternoon for christmas eve. a good chance to do some last-minute shopping. all those preps that you need to get done because then we work our way towards those evening. hours. friday rainfall kicks into gear and snowfall really starts to fall in some lower elevations. this is when you're going to see the multiple feet of snowfall piling up in the sierra nevada on through christmas day on saturday, sunday, monday, even into tuesday of next week. we do have a winter storm warning in effect right now all the
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way through sunday up in the sierra. we're looking at anywhere from 4 to 8 feet of snowfall piling up in the high country. also winter storm warning in upper elevations of lake county. when you hit. i 5 north of redding. you will also be running into some heavy snowfall that direction today is going to be the warmest day of the remainder of this forecast. some upper 50's to low 60's, not going to be seeing numbers like that for a while after today, daytime highs will cool down a bit tomorrow. even further into the weekend. as for our breaks from the rain tomorrow midday. we will see a brief break from the rain. even some sunshine friday afternoon on christmas eve. but after that showers really pick up friday night saturday, sunday, monday into tuesday. we'll continue to bring rain and as i've been talking about that low elevation, snow fall really piling up reyna. john, thank you for that. so conditions are slick all across our highways and bridges. >> we do have an accident 80 south of market street. there and we had much more of a delay earlier. so looks like that is not causing a delay.
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we also have one along 5.80, that has since been cleared, though. so that's the good news. still pretty slick as you're traveling from the east bay into the city says 9 minutes definitely give yourself a little more time. no need to speed heading across towards the peni sula. we're at about 14 but still very misty pockets of water out of richmond. a little under 9 minutes for your drive time. hopefully you take it easy as you're driving there and 37 to the tolls. about 20 minutes as you're traveling along the golden gate bridge while james, back to you. >> thank you very much. rain to 5.20. is the time and president biden isn't giving up on his build back better plan as he looks ahead to his second year in office. he says he still believes that plan will help the economy grow. that's right. >> alexandra limon is joining us live from washington, dc this morning. she's got the very latest details on that alexander. good morning. while james, good morning. what many congressional democrats are angry and they want to move ahead with the build back better plan as is simply to
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for senator joe manchin to vote against it on the record. but. >> president biden seems like he's much more open to continuing the negotiations. >> senator mansion, i'm going to get something president biden isn't giving up on his nearly 2 trillion dollars, climate change and social investment plan. on tuesday, president biden got passionate when talking about how the build back better plan will help families afford things like life, saving medications. >> imagine being a parent. look under the child. you can't afford. you have no house to borrow against. you have no savings. >> the president said his proposal will help families in various ways childcare. you can reduce 5 to 70%. president biden says more affordable childcare means millions of women will be able to return to the workforce. but those arguments so far have failed to convince senator joe mansion, a member of the
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president's own party who says the plan could make inflation worse. i can not vote to continue with this piece of legislation on sunday, senator manchin takes the idea of passing the current version of the plan. senator manchin wants the bill to go through a more regular legislative process and be smaller and more targeted president biden is pushing back. >> sectional mission. reno fastball back better world trouble. because it is going to grow the economy without him. we're not going to grow. >> and as president biden looks ahead to his next year in office. his message is that he remains optimistic that he can get congress to pass his plan live in washington. alexandra all right, thank you for that live report. >> it is 5.22. we'll take a quick break, but again, we're tracking a lot of rain that's going to be with us for quite a little while. that's our big story not only on the weather front but also on the news front to and traffic as well as causing problems. here's a
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quick live look at one of the roads were tracking. this is 6 80 right at 24 interchange. and you can see it is certainly wet. there are some puddles out there. be careful drive slow. we'll be right back.
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released its list of the best and worst times to be on the road. and i guess right now is a good time to be out there wanting to leave tomorrow, though. >> the worst time to be on the road is between noon and 06:00pm best time after 07:00pm. so wait down. no one had out there. >> if you're going to be leaving on christmas eve. you want to leave before 1 o'clock in the afternoon and then if you're coming home the day after christmas. you want to travel before noon because after that is going to get pretty jammed on the 27th the best time to hit the roads is before one pm. >> here is a look at the gas prices. if you do need to fill up before you head out. according to aaa, a gallon of regular going to cost about $4 and $0.83 in san francisco. price drops to for 74 in oakland san jose about $0.3 more expensive and then up in the north bay. a gallon of regular is going to cost you $4.90. that's a little lower than we on monday. i think we were so that's still eye-popping for people
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visiting for warm. welcome to the the time now is 5.26. we'll take a quick break. >> here's a live look at stormtracker 4 once again, we've got multiple bands of showers moving on through. so the rain is bay area wide and it's going to be with us for quite a little while. we'll have your complete forecast with john in a bit and here's a quick sample of one of the roads looks like for us this morning. this is westbound 80 near ashby avenue berkeley. we've
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>> welcome back. this kind of heat, if you can believe it, that nice bright light that you see there in the middle of the screen. that's quite our up there this morning. did in. >> or that's fog. that's just heavy rain are missed and maybe a combination of all of its all the we can't see through it very well. and that's kind of indicative, john, of what people are going to seen on the roads just to be hard to see that far out yeah. visibility, you know, the bay area's night like being a little shrouded out but we are looking at that miss that definitely a little dose of fog and also the rainfall see you guys are exactly right. just a wet damp morning. this gentle rainfall that we've been seeing across the bay area as a result in much flooding. but what it has done is make roadways really slick. and yeah, visibility is certainly lower than pockets. to your view oitside of the berkeley hills cam right now. also seeing those misty views looking down from the hillsides on into the east bay. we are seeing mostly light showers on the map. couple of spots. a heavier rainfall out towards highway 50 as you head around plaster
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ville in sacramento. otherwise, though, the bay area's actually just very quiet. this is a nice misting dose of rainfall is making things a little on the slick side. so do be mindful of that. just hit the roads a little extra early south bay conditions. nice and light as far as rain goes. we have those moderate showers in san francisco further north, some lie areas of rain to now, if we zoom out the sierra nevada is actually seeing some heavy snowfall, right towards the south of lake tahoe. this is actually right around yosemite national park right here that you're looking at some of that heavy snow. as for lake tahoe itself. it is definitely snowing up there. we do have a bit of rain, snow mix right around emerald bay. but around south lake tahoe. we do have snow falling and by the time we reach early next week. south lake tahoe could have seen upwards of 47 inches of snowfall. so it is really going to be coming down these next few days, light rainfall stays the a way that we're going to be throughout the course of the day today on and off light showers tonight.
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rainfall picks up in heavy pockets of rain can be expected into early tomorrow morning as our next frontal boundary crosses through. this is only get a lower temperatures more meaning more snowfall potential up in the sierra nevada. and this is going to be skier and snowboarder snow right here, the kind of stuff that we want to see on those slopes. tomorrow morning. 07:30am, look at the south bay and parts of the east bay going to have some heavy rainfall falling. now as far as temperatures go, it's not the coldest mornings were in the 40's to 50's san jose right at 50 degrees below what 43 oakland at 47 will be breaking down more of your forecast as we reach the holiday weekend. still to come, first, though, with wet roadways, a very important traffic forecast. what are we looking at? exactly. we're looking at roadway flooding in some certain spots northbound one. oh, one to that. 3.80, west. >> connector reports of roadway flooding in south san francisco. and as you're traveling from the east bay into the city. definitely pockets of water on the bay bridge this morning. still with a light commute, though a little under 10 minutes for
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your drive there heading across towards the peninsula little under 14 minutes. still very slick across the richmond center fell bridge about 9 minutes traveling across towards sandra fell and 37 to the tolls here along the golden gate bridge with slick conditions. 20 minutes. take your time. no need to rush today. noel, james, back to you. thanks for a big story we're following this half hour as omicron takes over as the dominant variant here in the united states. the president has announced several big steps. >> to mitigate the impact and that includes making home tests available for washington correspondent basil john has the story. president joe biden says americans do not need to panic but need to do their part to prevent the omicron variant from doing real damage. well want us to still tuesday. president joe biden announced new steps. the federal government is taking as omicron cases rise throughout the country to prepare. we know more just
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stay focused. the president's winter plan includes expanding hospital capacity deploying additional medical personnel and supplies like ventilators and increased access to free testing and vaccines will be deploying hundreds more vaccinators and more sites to help get the booster shots in people's arms. the increased testing includes 500 million at-home tests that will be distributed for free will have websites where you can get them delivered to your home. president biden says only those not fully vaccinated should be concerned about the omicron variant. you're in a high risk of getting sick. and you can secure likely to spread it to others, including friends and family vaccination is extremely important, but please don't forget about getting a booster shot. white house chief medical advisor doctor anthony fauci says americans can enjoy their holidays as planned but should be responsible and avoid things that are really high risk like very large congregations, social events with a 100 people or 80 people were everybody's crowded together.
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>> that's just not very prudent to do that right now. >> both fauci and the president want americans to understand that the country is not back to where it was in march of 2020 because they know more about the virus and they have the supplies to deal with it reporting in washington. i'm basil john. >> coronavirus testing has come a long way since the start of the pandemic for many, it's gotten easier with at-home tests. doctors warn while those tests are convenient. they're not always super accurate. >> if you're positive on those you'd like more likely to be infectious. if you're negative by one of those, you may still. the positive by pcr. but you're probably less infections. so it's a it's a good screening tool. >> as you head out for your holiday celebrations. you are encouraged to get a full pcr test before going to your destination. >> speaking of tests, university of california is delaying its return to in-person classes for 2 weeks after the holiday break. the
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school says that for the first 2 weeks of the next semester. they're going to hold classes online. that's from january 3rd to the 17th. the school made that decision in anticipation of a surge in covid-19 cases and they will be requiring all students and employees to take a covid test on the day they return to campus regardless of their vaccination status for those who aren't vaccinated or for people that are vaccinated but haven't gotten their boosters yet. they're going to have to take a covid test twice a week. in the east bay one day after the oakland police chief announced a plan to increase police presence in east oakland. the city council member representing that district is revealing his own plan council member lauren taylor claims that he's been a longtime advocate for more officers in east oakland. he has introduced legislation now instructing the chief of police and city administrator to come up with a plan to bring over a 100 new officers to oakland over the next 2 years. >> we are 50% higher in terms of violent crimes per officer.
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then the other large cities in northern california sacramento san jose and san francisco. we have to acknowledge that. yes, we need a higher baseline of police officers. while we are also re imagining public safety. >> taylor's actually running to be oakland's next mayor. and he's also calling for a bigger investment in surveillance cameras to be installed throughout the city. >> well, we are seeing that light rainfall all across the bay area this morning. obviously making for some wet conditions there as can't see much of anything out there, low cloud cover, certainly resulting in some lower visibility pockets too today, not the coldest of days. it's our last one reaching anywhere close to the 60's talking colder and wetter weather. still ahead. >> and we are seeing slick conditions out there as you're traveling today is a day to leave the house. a lot earlier just to give yourself more time will have a look at your drive times across bridges. once we get back from break.
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and we sincerely hope that jimmy dean sausage might make your holiday just a little bit brighter. happy holiday to you. >> welcome back. 5.40 on this wednesday morning. and in san francisco, a person was found dead on bart tracks between the civic center and pow stations. the discovery was made yesterday. afternoon.
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there were some major delays over for over 2 hours while crews works to clear the scene at this time. authorities say it does not appear there was a collision between the victim collision between the victim and any bart trains. but they >> james. we will take a break here at 5.40. coming up next, though, the latest on this storm that's been impacting us all night long and it will continue to impact all of us all morning as well. in fact, all week as we're heading to and past christmas. stay tuned. more on that in a minute with john in the weather center. rain also keeping an eye on the roads to this is a live look at one oh, one spencer avenue up in the north bay and you can certainly see visibility is poor. we've got some ponding and puddling on the roads as that rain continues to fall. we'll get a full look at your weather. your traffic and your headlines in just a minute.
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>> welcome back. 5.44 on this wednesday morning. we're about to check your for what we've been looking at a bunch of different live cameras throughout the morning. this is just the latest one behind us here along the embarcadero and it shows what we're all experiencing right now. rain coming down. there's lots of wet pavements sidewalks, driveways and roadways to yes, you got to be careful out there. john got a little bit more detail. this is not stopping anytime haha. >> that's definitely the truth. the not stopping over the next 7 days will at least have some chances of rainfall. each and every one of them. we'll have a little breather is in there. a little breather is is not going to get us really much of a break,
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though, as far as long term travels go. so from this point forward, it's going to be kind of a rough go especially crossing up into the sierra nevada on 80 highway 50 or further to the north on i 5 is going to be really rough from this point forward as well. this is your look at 80 this morning. there is some snow on it, but it's not the worse. it's going to be a winter storm warning is actively in effect. it's windy up. their snow is already falling. snow is going to fall at lower and lower elevations as we approach the holiday weekend for the bay area. it's not too bad. we're seeing some light shower activity across the bay showers picked up a late yesterday and stay pretty light overall throughout the course of your evening hours. north bay some light showers to misty conditions same for the core of the bay area. light sprinkles, a misty spots with low cloud cover. our heaviest of rainfall right now is in the santa cruz mountains as well as right around morgan hill and even at that, it's really light to moderate that we're seeing across the bay. let's first system pushing rth is going to drop temperatures even further centered right
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off the gulf of alaska. this is a cold air mass. this is what's really going to result and that snow piling up in the sierra. so we've had a pretty modest start to this system. as far as the sierra goes. but as snowfall picks up, especially tonight. we're really going to start to see some issues up there. as far as snow piling up and traffic slowing down in a big way this afternoon do expect some pockets of drying interspersed by these light showers rainfall really picks up tonight as that next system makes its way in. this is going to drop temperatures and really start to stack that snowfall up during our overnight hours tonight, heavy rainfall into early tomorrow morning during a pre-dawn hours in by 06:00am tomorrow. moderate to heavy pockets of rain fall right in the middle of your morning commute on thursday after this line of showers passes through. you will see some brief clearing towards the afternoon. we will see a resurgence of rainfall overnight and then on friday we'll see another little break from the rainfall during the afternoon as far as the bay area goes. so that's an
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opportunity to get some stuff done before our next system. hummels its way on into the state. resulting in heavy rainfall for the bay and this time even a lower elevation snowfall in the sierra nevada christmas eve on into christmas day. you're in really look at that snowfall falling as low as 2000 feet in elevation and on up into i 5 north of redding. you're really going to have some issues up there too. showers continue all day long on christmas day, on and off showers through sunday, monday into tuesday as well. so this is just a very busy forecast. consistently on the wet side all the way into the middle of next week. now we are in the midst of a winter storm warning already for the sierra nevada. this continues into sunday anywhere from 4 to 8 feet of snowfall stacking up up there. winter storm warnings also in effect in upper elevations of lake county on into the north coast ranges. today's daytime highs will be the warmest of the rest of the forecast anywhere from the 50's to low 60's, a pleasant enough day just focus on staying dry for this one
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umbrellas. rain jackets, rain boots, whatever you need to pull back out, you're going to be getting a lot of use out of those in the coming days. and if you're heading up into the sierra. of course your winter gear, hayward fremont at 60 degrees today. oakland at 59 a little bit more mild than yesterday for inland areas with antioch actually reaching the 50's at 54 degrees tomorrow's daytime highs will be a little cooler than today's a little cooler yet. come friday and next week it's even cooler with highs only in the 40's rainfall continues mostly light today and tomorrow evening hours tonight will come along with a burst of heavier rain, though friday is going to have our biggest break from the rain during the afternoon before it pushes back in during the evening hours. friday night making for a very wet and if the year in the sierra very snowy christmas day forecast, rain. john, thanks for we're seeing a lot of really flooding out there like right here in south san francisco. >> northbound one. oh, one to 3, a connector. also some reports of a spin out because
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of that water and flooding there. so take your time as you're traveling right now, 10 minutes heading into the city to that fremont street exit out here in oakland southbound, 8.80, north of 9.80 wesson oakland. you have some more reports of flooding as you're traveling through the maze. the year heading across towards the peninsula. very misty conditions 13 minutes definitely still want to slow down as you're traveling richmond across towards center fell at about 9 minutes for your drive. they are. and the golden gate bridge 37 to the tolls will take about 21 minutes. we're going to keep our eyes on your wednesday morning commute. but noel and james, back to you. >> thanks for a time to talk some bay area sports this morning. the forty-niners preparing to take on the titans tomorrow night. yeah. a quick turnaround from sunday night's game kron 4 sports director jason dumas has the latest. the niners got in one last practice this week before the team headed off for nashville for their thursday night showdown with the titans. >> the niners are looking to get to a season-high 3 games. over 500. they've won 5 of
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their last 6 games in one of the hottest teams in the nfl right now. but they also know that they'll have to be on their p's and q's to get a road win on a short weeks. rest. you've got to learn from the vets about alike, how to prep to the week. like recovering taking care of your body and. >> going on. the road is much different. playing at home on a thursday night game like that kind of. at home. more. so can you get to like obviously it's different here at home like. you have yourself to kind of used to recover and get ready for the game. so on the roads, little different. so that's that's when you got to got to use of guys who've been through it to. figure out, ok, what's the best way to go about this. make sure i'm ready to go come thursday night. >> beer has really challenge her squad this season. tuesday marked hearst team 6 matchup with a top 25 team this year and it happened to come against the number one ranked undefeated university of south
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carolina. the cardinal are coming off of a victory in knoxville against the 7th ranked volunteers. 1st quarter stanford up 3 lexi hall. she has a wreck. it 3 of her 14 in the 1st quarter. she ended up with 17 on the day. then in the second car go up by 3 and a wilson. her brother was playing today passionate like him. that is haley jones finishing on the other stanford up by 14 at the half. but usc a race that 18 point lead quickly. they were actually up by one after 3. but in the 4 fran gives them the lead against stanford is up by later in the 4th haley jones. look at the footwork. packing campbell, who's been teaching her down there burlingame. stanford regains the lead but gets it back. usc. so good. that aliyah boston, she one of the best players in the country. he definitely has some of the best care in the country. they take that lead back. now. he
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was a controversial call. 3 seconds left as you see fran belibi call for a lane violation. she steps him right there. as you can see it. but aliyah boston worcester in essentially. i think the west rest of the swallow, their whistles right there. that's just me. anyway, car. a few of the hearing any of that. she said after the game per team should have lost 18 point lead. we had 13 turnovers in the 2nd half. i think we had 7 in the 1st half. we didn't. we just didn't take care of the ball. well enough. that was i think that was our biggest problem. >> and then also, you know, they went inside to boston and she did a better job in the 2nd half. we just have to figure out a way to you know, 4 quarters together. we played a great 1st quarter. great 2nd quarter. you and our our 3rd quarter really stock. >> she calls a how she sees it. that's why she's the goat.
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>> well, it was a again sports director jason dumas for us, the forty-niners, by the way, again, play the titans tomorrow. kickoff is at 5.20. so you want to watch for that in the warriors to will also face a grilled tomorrow as well. tipoff for that. is it 7? >> kron four's teaming up with the souper bowl of caring to help support local food charities. if you'd like to donate, you can use your phone to scan the qr code that see on your screen or you can text and y e donate to 2, 6, 9, you can also visit tackle hunger dot org to get a lot of ways for you to go ahead and help out a local charity will be right back.
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psst! psst! flonase all good. >> and we're back at 5.55 the recent rash of retail thefts is now forcing a south bay shoe store in the downtown area or to shut down. but it's also keeping the store from spreading or it's not even surface spending the holiday spirit. >> they've still got. yeah, danny ryan, the store owner of kicks inc has been selling high-end sneakers on stevens creek boulevard for 7 years. he says he transition to online sales, though, because of retail thefts at santana row and the westfield valley fair mall. despite all of that, the store's annual toy giveaway. it's going to go on as planned this week. the brick and mortar store now filled with bikes and toys for kids instead of shoes ryan says it is all about giving back. >> means a lot. you know, kind overshadows all the other things that are going on and brings the holidays to like this is the best giving back and seeing all the smiles on
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the kids face. it just takes away from negative stuff going on in the world. >> the 7th annual toy giveaway set for tomorrow from 05:00pm until 08:00pm the store is located there on 3242 stevens creek boulevard. >> it is five-fifty almost 5.57 now. and coming up in the next hour of the kron 4 e're tracking the rain. a look here at stormtracker 4 shows us. it's still pretty widespread. will have team coverage of everything you need to know. coming up at the top of the hour. usaa is made for the safe pilots. like mac. who can come to a stop with barely a bobble. with usaa safepilot, when you drive safe... ...you can save up to 30% on your auto insurance. usaa. what you're made of, we're made for. get a quote today.
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>> from the bay area's local news station. you're watching the kron 4 morning news at 6. >> good morning. thank you for joining us at 06:00am. we're taking a live look here at storm tracker. 4. we've got a lot of rain coming down right now. rain that's going to be with us for the next several days. good morning. thank you for joining us on this wednesday. december 22nd i'm james fletcher. and i'm noelle bellow in for darya folsom. we do have team coverage of the storm this morning, of course, will tran is going to be tracking. >> the storm in the north bay where we do see the rain falling right now. he's keeping an eye. their raining harvey's keeping an eye on our wet commute because that's definitely going to be an but first, we're going take a look at the forecast with john trouble. he's got a little bit more detail on what we're seeing today, yeah, the lighter stuff today for sure. guys which is nice, but it is enough to get roadways wet, which is rain will tell you has resulted in a few issues

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