5 Things You Need To Know Today: Friday, March 30
Bits of knowledge to help make you the smartest person working for the weekend.
Here are five pieces of information designed to get your weekend off to a great start and to help make you the smartest person who has made at least three jokes using a variation of the "The Hunger Games" as they head to lunch with their friends.
1. Your Weekend Weather Forecast: According to the NWS, today will be sunny, with a high near 47. Northwest wind between 7 and 15 mph. Tonight: A chance of snow, mainly after 5am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 33. North wind around 6 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Saturday: A chance of rain and snow before noon, then a slight chance of rain between noon and 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. East wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 31. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. Calm wind becoming southwest between 6 and 9 mph.
Sunday Night: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 39. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
2. It's Happening Today: There is a Red Cross Blood Donation Drive scheduled for today at 10 a.m. at Tewksbury Hospital, 365 East St. Take a minute out of your morning, stop by and give a pint. It literally takes just minutes and you can help save a life.
3. It's Baaaaaaack!: The Patch Video Battle of Bands is back and it's bigger and better than ever! This time, Tewksbury's best bands will be taking on bands from throughout the region! Click here for details on the new contest.
4. It's Also Happening Today: The Tewksbury High girls tennis team is back in action, taking on Wilmington High in Wilmington. The matches start at 3:30 p.m.
5. Reader Comment of the Day: "We worry so much about our children being over weight but they only have gym twice a week. In 7th and 8th grade they only have it for half the year. I would like to see it 3 days a week minimal. Clear their minds and give them some energy for their studies." Reader Gail Connell, commenting on the story, "Chart: Local Obesity Rates."
And Don't Forget: You can submit questions for the upcoming Tewksbury Patch Selectmen's Debate to firstname.lastname@example.org . The debate is scheduled for Tuesday, April 3, at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.