Today is Wednesday, Dec. 19, and here are the five things you need to know:
1. The National Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect it to be mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a low around 32. (sunrise, 7:09 a.m.; low tide, 9:35 a.m.; high tide, 3:53 p.m.; sunset, 4:12 p.m.)
2. Members of the Salem Fire Department responded to the scene of a fuel leak near Salem Station Tuesday morning. Workers from a private clean-up company will continue to clean the scene morning.
3. Salem High School's varsity boys' hockey team will take on Somerville tonight. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., so if you're free consider stopping by to cheer them on.
5. Today in History: On Dec. 19, Thomas Paine published one of a series of pamplets in The Pennsylvania Journal titled The American Crisis.
For more things going on in Salem, today, check out our events calendar.