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>> now at 3 as covid cases surge in san francisco. mayor breed says that she plans to tackle that problem with more lockdowns and a surge in cases means a surge in demand for covid testing bay area residents having a hard time getting appointments. and yet another covid variant has been found it could be even more contagious. now from the area's local news station. this is kron 4 news at 3. >> we're not shutting anything down. we're not closing businesses. this is not 2020.
>> now in 3 san francisco officials they are trying to make sure residents are prepared to fight omicron the tools the city is using to protect the central services. how everyone thank you for joining us here on kron, 4 news at 3. i'm catherine heenan. san francisco officials say they are ready to fight the skyrocketing cases. they're asking the public to help to protect essential services and vulnerable populations. the city is expanding covid testing capacity throughout the city as well as vaccine and booster availability covid test kits have been ordered for first responders. also for residents and staffers at nursing homes. those tests are expected to arrive by mid january and mayor breed asking people to be careful about events and gatherings, of course, to avoid exposure to the virus. she says essential service workers are doing their best. >> i want to be very clear with the people of this city we are prioritizing essential city services, public safety
and other life safety operations transit will be running, although we're asking for your patients. frontline workers will be putting in overtime to make up for their quarantine colleagues. trask is still being picked up. police are still on patrol and firefighters stand ready to respond. >> she is also thanking for people, for trying to protect each other since the pandemic began saying the city is going to make it through this latest search kron four's. dan kerman is working on the story. he'll have details and a full report coming up at 5 o'clock. the biden administration is planning to double its purchase of pfizer's pill to fight covid. this is the president is outlining his latest plans to tackle the problem. washington correspondent reshad hudson has details. >> he's coming. weeks are going to be challenging. >> with the country. adding a record 1 million daily covid
cases, president joe biden is renewing his call for americans to protect themselves. if you're vaccinated and boosted, you are highly protected. >> to fight the pandemic. president biden says his administration is also doubling its purchase of pfizer's covid antiviral pill to 20 million doses. >> these tools are going to dramatically rechristened or decrease hospitalizations and deaths from covid-19. but despite these efforts, us surgeon general doctor vivek murthy says covid-19 patients are filling up hospitals across the country. primarily with people who are unvaccinated. >> the surgeon general says the biden administration is working on a website to make 500 million at-home covid-19 tests available later this month. it's an addition to federal that our son started to be set up in december once again and are continuing this month. >> and president biden says the new rule requiring private insurance companies to
reimburse people for rapid tests will go into effect next week. so if you're insured, you can buy the test and get paid for. >> reporting in washington. reshad hudson. >> the cdc has cut the wait time for getting a pfizer booster shot by a month. it will be 5 months instead of 6. the change is only for the pfizer vaccine wait times for the moderna boosters. still 6 months. the johnson and johnson shot stays at 2 months. the cdc is also recommending that children 5 to 11 with compromised immune systems, get a booster. 28 days after their second pfizer shot. a new covid variant has been discovered in france. it's called the i h you variant and 12 people who live in march say are affected a port city in southern france. the cases have been linked to travel to the african country of cameroon kron four's theresa stasi. we'll have more on that story coming up at 3.30. a lot more people than
trying to get tested for covid before going back to school or work and it's not always easy kron four's. charles clifford is that a testing site in the east bay. now with more on that. charles. >> yeah, right now i'm double valley college or in pleasant hill testing site right behind me here. there's no line because this is an appointment only site. but there has been a very steady flow of people throwing going through here across the county. they're seeing about 600, 80 new cases of covid-19 on that is a number that is rising according to health officials. and now people are really trying to get tested. >> this is guest this week. >> on tuesday. sarah german mizell and her daughter mia came here to the valley college to get tested for covid-19. sarah got her first test a few days ago because she wasn't feeling well and then came back again because of an upcoming doctor's appointment. >> have like a cold and everything. so i thought it was covid. my first result
said negative. so i just kind of make another test because they have to get an infusion next week. and they have to have a negative result for that. >> and sarah, like many people across the county is finding it harder to schedule a test take home tests like these have become almost impossible to find making testing sites like this one. the only option. >> well, it was hard. this month because of the surge that usually it's not. but it's definitely gotten worse. so it's hard to get an appointment for anyone in contra, costa county who needs a test. the county has 2 free testing sites, one in richmond and another in san ramon. the state also has testing sites here. >> in antioch, brentwood pleasant hill and san pablo appointments can be made online through the contra costa health services website. and back live. now, you can also visit kron 4 dot com. we have links and information on testing and vaccinations there
as well. but for now in the mpeast bay charles clifford kro 4 news. all right, thank you, charles. >> governor newsom's office tweeted out this video today saying more covid test kits are on the way for california students. some of them arriving in warehouses last night. they're being sent out for distribution to a county education offices last month. new some promise, 6 million free test kits for students to ensure a safe return to campus after winter break. the west contra costa unified district is opening 3 new testing sites for students and staff. the district says it's already given out about 15,000 testing kits to students and their families, safety measures include drive-thru, pickup stations for a test. you can get details on your on our website. kron 4 dot com. the pleasanton unified district is giving out at home test kits to students. thursday. the district says they can be picked up inside the gym of a
harvest park or pleasant and middle schools. also heart distribution runs from 08:00am to 04:00pm. each student has a designated pickup time and those times were broken down by last name. there is a testing schedule. the district says elementary students should a test themselves friday and saturday. middle school students should test themselves saturday and monday the schedule is based on when students are supposed to return to class. there is a covid outbreak among students and staff at stanford. the university says 175 100 staff members have tested positive in just the last few days. students are isolating in student housing. 95% of the students who tested positive have been vaccinated classes are online for the first 2 quarters of the winter quarter. the university is also encouraging students to get booster shots before returning to campus. starting
february first, anybody who wants to get into the san francisco symphony must show proof of having had a booster shot. it's 7 and has to be sent in at least a week before any event. this is expanding on the current symphony requirement that everybody age 12 and a pass to show proof of vaccination or a negative covid test. all patrons, of course, have to wear a mask during performances. no drinks are permitted inside. all right. time for a look at the forecast as we look live at the golden gate bridge which we can't even see it. foggy. >> there's been a mix of light rain today. it's really cloudy at least right there. chief meteorologist lawrence karnow joins us. >> from the weather center. hi, laura. yeah. a church is socked in up there all that rain we had boy, just kind of added up and now we're not seeing much in the way of rain, but so much moisture
right down near the surface and you're seeing a lot of that fog out there. still some drizzle being reported along i% the coastline and doppler radar showing you still some moisture out there right now but not a lot, but another round is going to be coming our way. you can already see is making its way into northern california toward eureka. you see some of those light showers there. even some snow over some of the mountain tops as well that's got a little ways before that gets here. we're going to dry things out a little bit. boy, it's just hard to get things dry with this kind on shore breeze right now in the moisture already on the ground. so we'll see a little more fog as we head through the evening hours. the winds that have been whipping 20 some 30 mile an hour gust out of the south yesterday that calmed down quite a bit. just a gentle breeze out there right now. temperature wise really not bad numbers compared to where we were at this past weekend. much more comfortable outside numbers. so 61 degrees. a fairly nice in san jose with a couple of peeks of sunshine there. 58 in livermore, 57 degrees in and 56 degrees in san francisco of the big picture. but high
pressure trying to get in the air, but these storms continue to roll over the top of that ridge that's where we'll see starting tonight. another storm system going to roll down toward the bay area, bringing another round of some showers late tonight. and then i think maybe early tomorrow morning again and then it will begin dry out by the afternoon, then i think we'll get some drier weather to thursday. but that short lived as well. temperatures for tomorrow. very similar today. 50's and some low 60's chance of rain returning tonight. >> okay, large, thank you. see you again in a few minutes. coming up, a first of its kind in the country will hear about the silent retreat program at a san mateo county jail. how it is reportedly helping inmates. also hundreds of drivers in virginia stranded last night in a snowy conditions into today and one of them was a u.s. senator. and after initial support to tackle the situation in the tenderloin san francisco supervisors want to revisit those are concerns. coming up those are concerns. coming up next. when a truck hit my car,
>> san francisco supervisors have made a motion to withdraw from the local state of emergency. that is on the table for the meeting today. but the city's representative for the tenderloin thinks it is too early to take up that debate. kron four's haaziq madyun has the story. >> 10 days into san francisco state of emergency declaration targeting drugs and crime in the tenderloin sfpd as early results are in 1.6 kilos of
drugs seized including would kilo of fentanyl $4300 in drug confiscated 32 felony we are already seeing some of the positive benefits from this public health emergency declaration. so why are the san francisco board of supervisors hearing a motion to decide if they should debate the issue again so soon after overwhelmingly voted in favor of concurring with mayor breed's emergency declaration. >> and less tolerant. that is destroyed our city. there are >> and to knows i do feel that there's some games being played here that i think are not helpful. the tenderloin is at francisco supervisor matt haiti's district. he's been advocating for doing something to help people suffering from drug addiction in that area. he believes that now is not the time to consider pulling the plug. so this was just past 10 days ago. and so it's
my view that we need to actually give it an opportunity to work. i get people off the streets into treatment, bring some safety and health and wellness to a community that suffering his board colleague aaron peskin is one of 2 supervisors who voted against the emergency declaration. he is introducing a motion to withdraw concurrence with the mayor's proclamation declaring a local emergency supervisor peskin declined our request for an interview he had this to say. i think there are some people that would like to really gave the issue. but i some members of the board, but mean, listen, we talked about this all the way into new year's >> it gave the authority for the city to declare a state of emergency. so monies and resources and energy can be shifted around to really focus on the public health crisis that we have in the tenderloin in particular hasn't met you kron 4 news. >> san francisco police have
made an arrest in the city's first homicide of the new year. there was a shooting yesterday afternoon at an apartment building on brandon street near the embarcadero officers found a man who had been shot and they say 43 year-old ricky on the coast later turned himself in as the shooter he's facing charges including murder and assault with a gun. oakland police have made an arrest in the shooting death last night. police found a man had been shot on the 300 block of webster street. he died today at the hospital oakland second homicide of the year. police have not yet released the name of the victim or the suspect. the san mateo county sheriff's office has launched a new program aimed at helping prisoners to manage stress aggression and trauma. it is happening at the maple street correctional center in redwood city. the program, they say is designed to help people get back into society after serving their sentences. the first so-called silent retreat
was last month. it is the first jail in the country to try that approach. in virginia, hundreds of drivers had to spend the night in their cars. this was after a crash shut down interstate 95 6 tractor trailers got into a collision during a major snowstorm. you're looking at part of the scene. there are a lot of those drivers ran out of gas and most of them, of course, didn't have food or water in their truck. and one of the people stranded for many hours. virginia sen tim kaine. he nearly 30 hours in his car and he was among the hundreds of drivers stranded saying it was just a miserable experience. he says, though, that some people were but least during their best to help each other. >> you know, people were getting out of their cars on occasion to visit with each other up, family from connecticut who is coming back from a florida vacation took took the bag of oranges that they were bringing home as a
as a souvenir and started walking up and down the lines of parked cars. >> cain did finally arrive in washington, his usual community says takes about 2 hours, but obviously was more than a day and that car, at least he did have with he left with a full tank of gas. all right. let's check in with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. for more on the conditions on the east coast still pretty miserable, lawrence. yeah, pretty a big storm rolling through a 10 inches of snow coming down. >> and then the problem was you can i-ninety-five there just north of richmond. and the problem was that some of that snow started to melt during the day and then reef roles. so that became. >> almost like a ice skating rink. and so all those cars that got stuck. it was hard to move around. but boy, there catch some clearing conditions now. but the cold temperatures there remain. and so that is an issue being stuck out there that long and freezing temperatures you run out of gas in your car and that could be a life threatening
situation for some people. looks like the big storm, though, has gone through now it will continue to stay cold there. so hopefully they start to get the rest the people out of their meantime, though we are seeing some showers in far northern california. looks like things are going to change a bit coming our way today. it was no full today. but we did have few scattereu sprinkles continuing around the bay area and then as we head through time looks like tonight. things are going to pick up again right now fairly dry with the occasional drizzle, especially along the coastline. cold front that's going to slide into the bay area overnight tonight that will bring with it a chance of a few more raindrops outside this to look like a big storm. like the system that just went through. but we're going to see some pockets of some rainfall moving through overnight tonight into early tomorrow morning in just some nuisance type showers. and then as we head through the day tomorrow. i think we'll start to clear out your skies by the afternoon. little couple of sunny breaks by late in the day and then looks like the whole pattern is going to get a change at least for a day or 2. we'll start to dry things out highs ttmorrow expected to be the 50's and the 60's a little rain on the way overnight tonight into
early tomorrow morning and then some drier weather expected on thursday before more rain on friday. all right, lawrence, thanks very much. >> still ahead, it's being called the great american how millions of sick calls, not all of them. are affecting us businesses. - hi mommy! - hi honey! 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 turn 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.
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calls out, do you then have to fill in. i'm i'll have another person to fit in. i have to do it. >> how often does that happen this week the last 3 weeks, every every day. yes, >> this is where all the shipping jamie mcdonnell is having the same problem. he owns an environmental testing company and landscaping service with about a 1000 employees. have there been a lot of people calling out sick. a lot of people mcdonnell encourages employees who are really sick to stay home but says some have taken advantage. one person. >> try to tell h r that they had covid and they sent him a copy of a report and when a charge zoomed into the report through the text message. it actually was even that same person with someone else's result. i try to make intelligent decisions and say, ok, do you have a fever? you have a loss of taste or smell doubt that come to work wear a mask can come to work. >> the situation is especially difficult because employers
are already dealing with supply chain issues and a worker shortage. people customer service and the people in the whereas shipping and the laboratory technicians the people receiving i need people for cells. >> so if you have all those vacancies plus people now calling in sick. it sounds like a bad situation. gets even worse. it's not a good situation. >> and i don't see getting better. and that brian entin reporting. employers say the fact that the cdc has cut down on required quarantine times that at least. >> is helping a lot. >> and next at 3.30. we're going to hear from a local doctor on the new covid variant discovered in practice and the push continues for californians to be able to sue gun manufacturers will have the latest on that proposal and this week it has been a year since the capitol insurrection the ongoing efforts to try to make sure efforts to try to make sure this does not i was injured in a car crash. efforts to try to make sure this does not i had no idea how much my case was worth. i called the barnes firm.
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>> good afternoon, catherine at capitol police board members held today. what they even called an unprecedented news conference to really show the gravity of the attack nearly one year ago and what they've done since then to make sure it can't happen again. >> police are monitoring several events scheduled on the first anniversary of the attack on the u.s. capitol, including one protested the dc jail where a number of the attack suspects are being held really nothing. that is of great concern to us at this point. but capitol police chief tom manger stresses his department is ready for anything stronger and better prepared to carry out its mission today than it was before january 6 of last year. major says work began immediately after the 6 to fix failures in intelligence nning and leadership. now every officer has a cell phone. better training and an improved process to request assistance from other law enforcement agencies to make this campus as safe and secure is it can
be democrats are largely controlling thursday's events of the capital to commemorate the attack which senate majority leader chuck schumer cautions was not a one off january 6 was a symptom of a much broader illness. >> that has now infected the modern republican party. >> gop led states across the country have passed numerous voting restrictions. in response to former president trump's claims about the election. and so now schumer is trying to change senate rules to make it so that democrats can pass their own voting rights legislation without republicans ahead of the midterm elections live in washington. i'm jessi tenure. >> just so you could we soon hear from the house committee investigating the where does that stand. >> yeah. those members are certainly hoping so right now they've been able to interview hundreds of witnesses. everyone from those closest to former president trump to the riders themselves. and they've also been poring over 10's of thousands of documents related to january 6th. what they're
trying to do is hold some public hearings to reveal some of their findings in early spring. and then there are really trying to get the bulk of their work time before those midterm elections because republicans are likely to take back the house. and so that means that the committee would likely be dissolved come this next january. all right. just say thank you very much for that live report. we appreciate it. >> state lawmakers today introduced a bill that would allow private citizens to sue gun makers and sellers over shootings. ashley zavala explains. >> california lawmakers tuesday unveiled new legislation aiming to hold the gun industry accountable for shootings. ab 1594 will allow victims of shootings, including private citizens cities and counties to sue gun makers and sellers on claims the industry acted recklessly and dangerously. >> if we can suit car dealers, if we can sue lawyers without practice. if we can sue a barrage of individuals. why not the people this state of california at the same with
bills. sue a gun matter of fact. >> this announcement comes just weeks after governor newsome pushed for a similar proposal after the supreme court about texas to take a similar legal approach. but to abortion state lawmakers say this new bill has been in the works for the last 6 months and is different from the governor's push new someone's private citizens to enforce a ban on assault weapons and ghost guns assemblyman mike gibson says he'll rolled out legislation for that later this week. it's a spirit of what the governor was asking, which is >> ordinary. californians. >> have ability to hold gun industry accountable. policymakers say right now cases get tossed out in the early stages of a lawsuit depending on how judges interpret legal protections for the gun industry policy would not create liability or mean that every case against the gun industry is successful. it simply means that people be ensured that they will have an opportunity to pursue about playing to
responsible reckless dangerously acting gun dealers be avoided republican assembly public safety committee, vice chair tom lackey says the proposal is political banter. it's not common sense it's comes to getting the truth point really is not only and the disrespect to my colleagues legalize the sense of personal responsibility which is the big problem that we're having >> this violent and i don't like the term gun violence because it it directs the attention torch the weapon itself, the instrument audience tend to behave here. >> with little written in the actual bill. text of ab 1594 as of tuesday, a spokesperson for the national rifle association said it's impossible to comment on what's obviously a place holder bill, the bill now awaits to be referred to a committee with hearings likely to start in the spring in sacramento, ashley zavala kron 4 news. >> a lot of people obviously are hoping that 2022 will be the year the pandemic ends. but as mutations, including of the omicron variant continue to spread many scientists thinks that we're going to
have to learn to coexist with it rather than expected to complete eradication. one example of someone infected they say might be able eventually to stay at home just a few days before moving on with their lives. today. president biden got a briefing from his covid task force and how the nation is doing in the fight against the pandemic, including new variants kron four's terisa stasio talk to local infectious disease. doctor peter chin hong about these problems and she joins us live. what is he saying, theresa on. catherine. there's some good news and bad news concerning this new variant detected out of france for example. >> infectious disease specialist a medical professor ucsf doctor peter chin-hong says that the variant now referred to as i age you was first detected back in november. he says a french lab found a very enduring. some genome testing also says that so far it doesn't seem to be gaining speed are spreading through the community. unlike
omicron. he adds up to the bad news is that the variant has 45 spike proteins, which is a lot more that than the alpha or a crime. yet. that doesn't necessarily mean that it's going to be more dangerous. a doctor also says that no matter what it's vital with pandemic still a reality. it's very important to use the most protective mask as possible and that is not a cloth mask. >> and we never really can predict how it plays out in the few love life member there was new at one point land people worried about them. but nothing happened. even california variant never went beyond california very much so. to me the most important. fact is that it's been around for a while. so far not many people. and i think to me that the biggest point is like you pointed out, theresa existential it's like, ok, we're going to always see variance. i'm going to continue to see variance. and so the whole world is somewhat
immune and the best way to do that is through vaccines. mean, i think that is really the way to go reducing the risk for omicron. you know, these cloth mask. the reason why the not so great. it's not that they don't look amazing and they're fun. but because, you know, on the side it. they're not really snugly fitting to my face. i mean, it's easy to breathe, but it's it's not good enough omicron might be good enough. variants, but omicron is really fine and it can linger in the air safe tonight sneak into the spaces when he put on a subject mass, particularly if you're a smaller face and tying it. most notably, you can really get a good seal at the size of your face. >> a much more on this coming up on kron 4 news at 5 as well as on our streaming service kronon you can download that for free in the app store. >> it's one of the most influential tech events in the world. cs is back with some safety measures in place and we're bringing you the latest innovations. i'm rich demuro.
that's coming up in tech. smart. >> also coming up, how inflation is hitting the pizza industry, specifically, including little caesars. and the new labels and grocery stores that in some cases will require using a smartphone to get details. >> a lot of clouds around the bay area. another storm on th
>> for your health. the federal government cracking down on genetically modified food to some of the labels and grocery stores will be looking different. there are new rules for identifying modified foods. they now have to declare if they've been bioengineered the new labels will have a qr code, a phone number or a website for more information. >> inflation hitting little caesars where the change, the famous signature five-dollar hot-n-ready pizza. >> well, not cost $5.55. the first price increase for that product in nearly 25 years. it is still being billed as the most affordable price of its kind in the country. still ahead, a look at the new gadgets on display at the consumer electronics show in consumer electronics show in las vegas. - hi mommy! - hi honey! 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 turn your goodnight call into an accidental horror movie... can you hear me?
limited availability in select areas. half million americans quit their jobs in november, although a lot of them are moving on into different and sometimes better jobs. the sector hit the hardest is the hospitality industry, including hotels and restaurants. many of the people quitting aleve in low wage jobs. other industries saying a lot of people leaving include health care, transportation warehousing. but experts say it is a tight labor market and workers canned, though, often find new and better jobs. one of the world's biggest electronic shows is happening. this week in las vegas. but with some
changes, demuro explains in today's tech smart. >> welcome to las vegas where cs 2022 is getting underway. we are here at allegiant stadium where samsung is showing off their latest smartphone. we'll talk more about that in just a moment. but first, cs 2022 a lot of people didn't even think this show would happen. but here we are and there are new safety precautions in place to keep everyone safe. >> those precautions include proof of vaccine masks. free covid tests and plenty of hand sanitizer. the show is opening with more than 2200 exhibitors, although several big names have dropped out or gone. virtual the show is also closing a day earlier than planned. joining me now is matt swider of the short cut dot com. matt, thanks for joining me. thanks. thanks for having me here. it's good to be on again. and what you expect to see at this year's show. >> i expect to see a couple companies. you know, the ones that can't really play >> lg, samsung sony lot of big tv makers. that's always a big
hit at the shows and you know that. that's that's what here to cover now. tell me a little bit about yourself. you recently went off on your own as an independent journalist to help people find hard to find playstation 5 and x box texas. yeah. so i all consular hard to get. >> attendance, which is a little easier. but, you the playstation's, the most sought after consul and the re stocks. i just come out and i gained a million followers doing that. it's been a fun experience because the engagement is so high with these very loyal followers. i got to quit my job and start my own tech website. amazing will go over that. and thanks for joining back to the smartphones. so like i mentioned, we are here for samsung's brand new smartphone is called the s 21 f e and it's an affordable phone. it's the follow-up to last year's model which sold more than 10 million making it one of samsung's most popular galaxy devices. and it's easy to see why. >> the s 21 packs flagship features at a reasonable price. this year's phone seems
even more refined with a better selfie camera improved low light photography and lots of lenses to get just the shot you want. yes. 21 afi launches january, 11th for $699 and comes in green purple white and black, ok, so if i had to pick one of these awesome looking colors. i'd probably go with the y and i love the fact that the back is matt. >> so it's not going to show my fingerprints. i have plenty more for you from cs 2022 as the week progresses. until then, follow me on social media. i am at rich on tech in las vegas. i'm rich demuro and you are tech smart. >> nfl star antonio brown surface court side at a brooklyn nets game yesterday just a day after the public meltdown that might have ended his football career. the tampa bay wide receiver spotted watching the nets take on the grizzlies. he posted on instagram from the game saying it's a new day that night out came about 24 hours after
brown stripped off his jersey and pads. this was during an argument with coaches. he ran off the field mid game. the head coach initially said he was no longer with the team. but brown at last check anyway apparently is still on the official roster. a final decision will be up to the bucs general manager. >> all right. time for another look at the forecast. we're looking live over the embarcadero it's been a pretty bleak day let's go back to lawrence karnow lawrence. more stormy weather coming. yeah, we've got another storm that will move in overnight tonight. not a big one. but the sierra nevada, of course, that has been just an amazing story starting out december with next to nothing. as far as snow. and now you see these walls of snow just piled up along the thai side of i 80 there's the trucks are going by. but yeah, they're going to get some more snow overnight tonight still coming down up their winter weather advisories in effect until 7 o'clock this evening. but we've got another system that's coming in likely to bring him some more snow. he's got a broken out there right now and tailing off just a bit
today. kind of like the bay area to we've got some sprinkles out there along the coastline. but otherwise most the rain up in far northern california. that will be a little later on for tonight. but right now we're drying things out for the bay area, with the exception of the drizzle along the coastline. we could use that storm totals impressive almost 3 inches of rain in canfield almost an inch of rain petaluma get near a half an inch. almost 3 richmond almost 3 quarters. also in napa and over a quarter of an inch of rain in san francisco. looks like things are going to get a little wet again tonight into early tomorrow morning. and i think we'll start to dry things out just a little bit come thursday, high pressure going to take over the temperatures going to warm up a little bit. i think in the coming days and these real cold storms now friday is a different story friday. we've got a more significant storm system rolling in compared to what we've had over the last couple of days. i think that's going to pack a punch, especially for that early morning commute on friday, showers continuing in the afternoon saturday and sunday look good. and it looks like the long range. things are
going to dry out maybe by the following weekend. kathryn, we start to talk about temperatures almost spring-like, maybe some 70's around the bay area. we'll have to wait and see. back to, you know, that sounds pretty good. we could use that think you lawrence. so coming up, the powerball jackpot. this thing just keeps growing and thing just keeps growing and growing. when a truck hit my car, thing just keeps growing and growing. the insurance company wasn't fair. i didn't know what my case was worth. so i called the barnes firm. i was hit by a car and needed help. i called the barnes firm, that was the best call i could've made. i'm rich barnes. it's hard for people to know how much their accident case is worth. let our injury attorneys help you get the best result possible. ♪ the barnes firm injury attorneys ♪ ♪ call one eight hundred, eight million ♪
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here. the zoo keepers have more than 400 different kinds of animals to counter, including monkeys and lions and camels, all kinds of animals. time now to check in with newsnation to see what they're working on tonight. >> to close or not to close schools across america. the answer to that question is a little more complicated than you might think. plus why a majority of americans now say our democracy is at risk. that's tonight on balance. here's dan. thanks, leland. tonight on dan abrams live on news nation operation booed at the new orleans operation that took down more than 2 dozen offenders. they hunted him for months now to us marshals. tell us how they tracked them down and rescued. >> 5 missing teens. that's tonight. and dan abrams live. >> and you can find newsnation on the channels listed here. we've got more details on our website. kron 4 dot com. all right. let's get one more check on the weather continues
to be a little dramatic i know. yeah. ally like i say that. yeah, a little murky out there. now, but it's been on and off the rain last night. continued still some drizzle along the coastline. golden gate bridge. plenty of fog out there right now that we're going to see tonight. >> before the next round of rain moves in probably some continuing fog outside storm clouds. so yeah, they're getting a little further to the north this year. next storm system that will be dropping into the bay area, bringing another round of some rain, at least some showers overnight tonight. most that just some light activity. i think a more significant storm system moves in on friday. temperatures around the bay area. yeah, we've got some 50's and some 60's right now. that will be very similar to your highs by tomorrow afternoon. maybe as high as about 61 in san jose 61 in kaka with a smidge of sunshine in the afternoon about 56 in cool as you make your way into oakland. next couple of days. here's how things are going to work out high pressure is going begin to build in on thursday that will dry things out least for a day. more significant storm comes in on friday that i think this next
weekend, kathryn, looks like temperatures are going to be mild at least will be drible saturday and sunday. back to, you know, aren't we could use a little peek at the sun. again. i thanks very much, lawrence. >> the news does not end here. coverage continues at the top of the hour on the kron on app. here's some of what's coming up. doctors have been looking at other methods to fight covid kron on. we'll be talking to a doctor on a potential new treatment will give you the details and you can use your phone to scan the qr code on your screen. it will take you right to the app store and you can download the kron on app and get it free. that's it for kron. 4 news at 3 o'clock. i'm catherine heenan. thanks for joining us.
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