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5 Things You Need to Know Today: Aug. 28

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

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 28, and here are the five things you need to know:

1. You'll want to bring an umbrella with you before you leave the house today. The National Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect showers and a thunderstorm before 1 p.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. The high will be near 78. Tonight should be mostly clear, with a low around 61. (sunrise, 6:04 a.m.; high tide, 9:03 a.m.; low tide, 2:58 p.m.; sunset, 7:23 p.m.)

2. A local teen accused of violently attacking and robbing another teen at Sunday night was ordered held Monday in Lynn District Court following his arraignment on armed robbery and assault charges. for our full story.

3. The Marblehead Historical Commission will meet this morning on the second floor of . The meeting, scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., is expected to feature a discussion about several preservation projects, according to the posted agenda.

4. Believe it or not - it's been a year since Tropical Storm Irene slammed into the North Shore and sent shock-waves through Marblehead. to see a video from one of last year's biggest storms.

5. Today in History: On Aug. 28, 1859, a geomagnetic storm caused the Aurora Borealis to shine so brightly that it is seen clearly over parts of the USA, Europe and even as far away as Japan.

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

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