Today is Thursday, Aug. 22, and here are the five things you need to know:
1. It should be another beautiful summer day in Salem. The National Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect it to be mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Tonight will bring a chance of showers and thunderstorms, otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. (sunrise, 5:58 a.m.; low tide, 6:26 a.m.; high tide, 12:44 p.m.; low tide, 6:47 p.m.; sunset, 7:33 p.m.)
2. It's been full steam ahead at the future site of Salem's new AL Prime Energy gas station on Lafayette Street. Click the photo attached to this post for a look at recent progress. The new gas station will have a convenience store, three double-sided gas pumps and a full canopy.
3. The Salem Farmers' Market will be held this afternoon in Derby Square on Front Street. The market is scheduled to run from 3 to 7 p.m. and will be the perfect place to find all the fruits and vegetables your family needs to eat healthy this summer.
4. A hydrant flow test will be conducted tonight in the area of the probate court on Federal Street. The test is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. During the test, nearby residents may experience a loss of water or some discoloration. Do not turn your hot water on! Let your cold water run until water clears. Also, do not do laundry until your water runs clear. If you have any questions, please call 978-744-3302.
5. Today in History: On Aug. 22, 1902, Theodore Roosevelt became the first US President to ride in an automobile.