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5 Things You Need to Know Today: Dec. 7

The daily 5 has the weather forecast, gas prices, and some suggestions on how to spend your day.

1. The weather

The National Weather Service predicts a chance of showers today. Otherwise it will be cloudy, with a high near 46 degrees. Friday night it will be rainy, mainly after 1 a.m., with a low around 36 degrees. Saturday there is a chance of rain before 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41 degrees.

2. Teen Holiday Gift Making

Still need a holiday gift for someone special? Join in the fun as the Dexter District Library provides personalized photo books for teens. All supplies will be provided, just add your own photos. The workshop takes place at 7 p.m. on Friday.

3. Christmas Tea

The tea will take place Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Gordon Hall. Reservations are required by calling 734-426-2519. Proceeds benefit the Dexter Area Historical Society.

4. Gas prices

MichiganGasPrices.com reports the following gasoline prices in the Dexter area as of Thursday night:

  • $3.44 a gallon (regular) BP, 200 Baker Rd.
  • $3.45 a gallon (regular), Sunoco, 2940 Baker Rd.
  • $3.45 a gallon (regular), Pilot Service Station, 195 Baker Rd.
  • $3.45 a gallon (regular), Pilot Service Station, 750 Baker Rd.
  • $3.49 a gallon (regular), BP, 8135 Main St.
  • $3.49 a gallon (regular), Mobil, 7177 Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd.

5. This day in history

Dec. 7, 1941: At 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time, a Japanese dive bomber bearing the red symbol of the Rising Sun of Japan on its wings appeared out of the clouds above the island of Oahu. A swarm of 360 Japanese warplanes followed, descending on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in a ferocious assault. The surprise attack struck a critical blow against the U.S. Pacific fleet and drew the United States irrevocably into World War II. For more historic dates, visit www.history.com.

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