1. The Weather: The rain should return Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. There's a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8 a.m., with the rest of the day being partly sunny, with a high near 87 degrees.
There's another chance of showers before 9 p.m., and the overnight low is expected to be about 75.
2. From history.com's This Day in History: "On this day in 1950, officials of the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA) accept Althea Gibson into their annual championship at Forest Hills, New York, making her the first African-American player to compete in a U.S. national tennis competition.
"Growing up in Harlem, the young Gibson was a natural athlete. She started playing tennis at the age of 14 and the very next year won her first tournament, the New York State girls' championship, sponsored by the American Tennis Association (ATA), which was organized in 1916 by black players as an alternative to the exclusively white USLTA. After prominent doctors and tennis enthusiasts Hubert Eaton and R. Walter Johnson took Gibson under their wing, she won her first of what would be 10 straight ATA championships in 1947."
Also on this day, the U.S. won the first America's Cup (1851) and Pulitzer Prize-winning author E. Annie Proulx was born (1935).