Digital Brief: April 17, 2021 (AM)

Jan Carabeo has your Saturday morning Digital Brief.

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JAN CARABEO: Good morning, everyone. I'm Jan Carabeo with your morning digital news brief for Saturday, April 17. A man is fighting for his life today after he was shot in Philadelphia's Feltonville neighborhood. That shooting happened around 11 o'clock last night at North Fifth and Blavis Streets. Police found a man there shot multiple times in the stomach and rushed him to the hospital. At last check, he's in critical condition. Police recovered a gun at that scene and took a suspect into custody.

Another shooting victim was rushed to the hospital, this time in an Uber. This shooting happened just before 1:00 this morning on the 2600 block of West Montgomery Avenue in North Philadelphia. Police say the victim was shot in the chest and the arm. There's no word yet on that victim's condition or what sparked the gunfire. And so far, no arrests.

And everyone 16 years old and older is now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine in the city of Philadelphia. Eligibility was supposed to expand on Monday, but city leaders say supply is now outpacing demand. The city is getting 80,000 doses of vaccine a week from the federal government, and there is an additional 42,000 doses going to FEMA's two mass vaccination clinics.

Now, to the eyewitness weather forecast, with meteorologist Tammy Souza. Hi, Tammy.

TAMMY SOUZA: Well, good morning, Jan. Good morning to all of you at home. We are going to be looking at a pleasant weekend out there. We're starting off with lots of sunshine. We'll see some extra clouds in the Poconos, but it is going to be a nice weekend, a little cooler than average. We have a chance of showers moving in here Monday afternoon, so that's our next chance of rain.

The pick day of the week is going to be Tuesday. We're looking at 72 degrees with sunshine on Tuesday, much, much nicer than the rest of the week. And Wednesday, rain and thunderstorms return to the picture. We have this area of low pressure swirling around off of New England. On the backside of it, we're getting these clouds periodically. We're just on a very, very Western edge of it, our next weather maker coming out of the Midwest.

So here's what happens. As we head through the day today, we're going to be looking at sunshine with a few passing clouds. Winds out of the Northwest. That Northwest flow is what is going to keep us cooler than average, upper 50s to low 60s. Now, we see some clouds moving through overnight. By tomorrow morning, we're going to be looking at sunshine, again, with clouds in the afternoon, maybe a spotty shower into the Poconos. I think it will be that far North and East.

We get into Monday, Monday starts off with a mix of sun and clouds, but we are going to be looking at that Midwest system moving in in the afternoon and evening, bringing us the potential of a shower or thunderstorm. Tuesday looks glorious. High pressure is in place. We're starting to see the winds turn to the South and the West. What does that do? Brings in the warmth, takes us to the 70s.

Wednesday, just as quickly, the whole pattern changes. Here comes the cold front. Here comes our next best chance of rain and thunderstorms, and I think it will be rain. It won't be the snow that you see. In fact, they'll be seeing measurable snow across parts of the Midwest. Our rain chances for the week, you can see the only two peaks, Monday afternoon with 18% and Wednesday, near 50%. So that's pretty much it. It'll be a quiet week.

60 today in Philly. We're going to be looking at 57 along the shore. Extra clouds and 51 in the Poconos. Now, for tomorrow, 64, we'll see that mix of sun and clouds. We'll see the chance of that shower on Monday afternoon. 66 there. Tuesday, a great day to get out and about, 72 with sunshine. 64 with the chance of rain and storms on Wednesday. A much cooler Thursday, look at this, only 58. We get to Friday, and we're back near average with sunshine in the 60s. Jan.

JAN CARABEO: All right, Tammy, thanks so much. And remember, you can always get the latest news and weather headlines right here on I'm Jan Carabeo. Have a great day.