5 Things You Need to Know Today: Friday, Oct. 5
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 an early start and to help make you the smartest person on the train.
1. Your 3-Day Local Weather Forecast: According to the National Weather Service, there will be patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.
- Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 56. Light southwest wind.
- Saturday A chance of showers, mainly after noon. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 73. Light west wind becoming southwest 8 to 13 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
- Saturday Night A slight chance of showers before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Northwest wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
- Sunday Rain likely, mainly after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
- Sunday Night Rain likely, mainly before 9pm. Cloudy, with a low around 40. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
2. Quote of the Day: "It's an outstanding program. Every day I was down there I was learning something new." Deputy Police Chief John Voto, talking about the FBI training program he recently completed.
3. Reader Comment of the Day: "I love this new blog. I have to say it makes for great reading. I have a question for you. What do you think is an appropriate gift for my neighbor who is recovering from knee surgery? He is going to be housebound for a few weeks. His wife says he needs nothing, but I still want to get something..any advice?" Reader Dan's Friend, commenting on the new blog, "Patched In -The New Advice blog".
4. It's Happening Today: There is a Dance Party at the Tewksbury Public Library. The event begins at 11 a.m. and is designed for children 5 and under. Come dance to the music of the Wiggles with Miss Noelle!
5 It's Happening Today, Also: The Tewksbury High Field Hockey team is in action this afternoon. The Redmen will host Malden High at the Livingston Street field.