Today is Tuesday, Sept. 3, and here are the five things you need to know:
1. You'll want to be prepared for some wet weather today. The National Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect showers, thunderstorms and a daily high temperature near 78. Tonight should be partly cloudy, with a low around 59. (sunrise, 6:10 a.m.; high tide, 10:35 a.m.; low tide, 4:28 p.m.; sunset, 7:13 p.m.)
2. Don't forget! Street sweeping will begin on Salem's entrance corridors this morning. Click Here for a full street-sweeping schedule. Residential neighborhoods will be swept beginning Sept. 16.
3. The Salem Recycling Committee will meet tonight at the City Hall Annex on Washington Street. The meeting, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., is expected to feature a discussion regarding curbside compost pick-up, according to the posted agenda.
4. It was a busy long weekend for members of the Salem Police Department, who made more than 20 arrests. Click Here to check out the police log from the long weekend, featuring two arrests for allegedly selling heroin, crack and cocaine.
5. Today in History: On Sept. 3, 1783, the American Revolutionary War ended when the Treaty of Paris was signed by the United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain.