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5 Things You Need To Know Today, Wednesday, Nov. 28

Bits of knowledge to help you be the smartest person in the checkout line at the supermarket.

Here are five pieces of information designed to get you over the hump of this Wednesday and to help make you the smartest person caught in rush-hour traffic on Rt. 495.

1. Your 3-Day Local Weather Forecast:  According to the NWS, today there is a chance of snow before 11am, then a slight chance of rain between 11am and noon. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. North wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

  • Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming clear, with a low around 25. West wind 3 to 6 mph.
  • Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 41. West wind 6 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
  • Thursday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming northwest after midnight.
  • Friday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.
  • Friday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.

2. It's Happening Today: Applebees Dine Out for Dewing. Dine at Applebees in Tewksbury at any time today and a percentage of your purchase will go to the Dewing School. Please bring in the flier found at this link so that our school may benefit!Copy and paste this link into your browser then print. http://www.tewksbury.k12.ma.us/files/848873/applebee%27s%20nov%202012.pdf

3. Reader Comment of the Day: "Do we have the water and sewer capacity? Will this reduce our rates? Help pay for the water system repair/maintenance requirements? Do residents have cars? how does this impact our traffic / burden on rt 38 and adjacent? Is there a development impact report? Is zoning by-right?" Reader Malcolm Nichols, commenting on the story, "126-unit Retirement Community To Be Built In Tewksbury in 2013."

4. Quote of the Day: "After the race he told me he had been sick and I asked him why he hadn't said anything before. He told me, 'no excuses coach.'" Tewksbury Cross-Country C-Head Coach

5. By The Numbers: $500 million. That is the estimated jackpot for tonight's Powerball drawing. Click here to share what you would do with your Powerball winnings and to find out where you can buy tickets locally.

And Don't Forget: If you are unemployed, underemployed or just want a new job, check out the Tewksbury Patch Jobs Page for thousands of job opportunities in Eastern Mass. Click here to get started.

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