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5 Things You Need To Know Today. Friday, Jan. 11

Bits of knowledge to help make you the smartest person working for the weekend.

Here are 5 pieces of information designed to get your weekend started just a bit early and to help make you the smartest person on your team.

1. Your 3-Day Weekend Local Weather Forecast:

  • According to the NWS, there is a slight chance of showers after 4pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 40. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Friday Night Showers likely, mainly between midnight and 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 32. Calm wind becoming southeast around 6 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
  • Saturday A chance of showers, mainly before 7am. Patchy fog before 1pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • Saturday Night Patchy fog before 10pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Calm wind.
  • Sunday A slight chance of showers after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Sunday Night A chance of showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

2. It's Happening Today: The Tewksbury High boys basketball team will look to get back on the winning track tonight when they play host to MVC Chelmsford High at the TMHS gym. Tap-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. Go Redmen! Tame the Lions!

3. Reader Comment of the Day: "I have to admit, the best part of this story for me was the last line. He was unable to make contact with a sober person for his release. HAHA Basically, everyone he knew that night was HAMMERED. SAD SAD SAD....but somehow funny." Reader CK, commenting on the story,

4. Quote of the Day: "Our detectives are already using it. It's set up and we've gotten the training to be able to navigate it," "It's something our detectives used, along with CopLink, with that kidnapping (at Motel 6) a couple of weeks ago." talking about the new MIDNet database created by the Middlesex County Sheriff's office.

5. By the Numbers: 20 -- That's how many victories the Redmen Squirts "A" team has this season after their 5-1 win over Natick last weekend. Way to go guys!! Check out the writeup and photos from Win No. 20.

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