Today is Thursday, Sept. 12, and here are the five things you need to know:
1. It will be another unseasonably warm day in Salem. The National Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect showers this afternoon and a daily high near 81. Tonight should be cloudy, with a low around 63. (sunrise, 6:19 a.m.; low tide, 11:02 a.m.; high tide, 5:10 p.m.; sunset, 6:58 p.m.)
2. Salem's Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be held Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Salem High School on Willson Street. Salem and Beverly residents can drop off items such as motor oil, chemicals, pesticides, car batteries, propane cylinders, tires and paint.