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Five Things to Know: Watch Your Water Tonight

Here are the five things you need to know before you start your day in Salem.

Today is Thursday, Jan. 17, and here are the five things you need to know:

1. It should be a beautiful day in Salem. The National Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect it to be mostly sunny, with a high near 41. Tonight should be mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. (sunrise, 7:09 a.m.; low tide, 9:07 a.m.; high tide, 3:23 p.m.; sunset, 4:38 p.m.)

2. Hydrant flow tests will be taking place tonight at 10 p.m. on Federal, Washington, Church and Essex streets. City officials are warning that the tests may translate to a temporary loss of water or even some discoloration.

3. Tuesday's winter weather caused a handful of motor vehicle accidents in Salem during the morning commute - including one involving a local school bus. Click Here for a closer look at the Salem Police Department's storm log. 

4. Check out Bob Broderick's latest blog post, which offers a day-by-day breakdown of the live music scene in downtown Salem. Click Here to give it a read.

5. Today in History: On Jan. 17, 1917, the United States paid Denmark $25 million for the Virgin Islands.

For more things going on in Salem today, check out our events calendar.

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