Sunny and Pleasant, May is Great Month for Deals, Anniversary of Osama bin Laden's Death

This dry stretch continues right into the weekend with high pressure over us blocking a strong cold front from moving east into our area.  Expect a sunny and pleasant day with highs in the mid-70s.  By the end of the weekend, this ridge will breakdown, allowing for what is left of this storm to bring isolated showers Sunday overnight into Monday.

TODAY:  Mostly sunny.  High: 76  Wind:  S at 5-10 mph

TONIGHT:  Clear skies.  Low: 55  Wind: SE at 5-10 mph

FRIDAY:  Sunny and pleasant.  High: 75

In fact, the month of May is one of the best.

Experts say that's because there's Mother's Day, graduations, and Memorial Day -- there's plenty of occasions and reasons to buy.

Retailers want to move what's on the floor to bring in new stuff.

"I shop for what I like and hope it's on sale," says Amy Diederich.

So where can you find the savings? Experts say items like jewelry is usually discounted. Prices on laptops and smartphones get slashed.

May also brings savings on sports and outdoor equipment, and if you are in the market for bigger ticket items, mattresses and refrigerators tend to fly off the shelves.

"Your investing in something so your spending your hard earned money on a product you hope to keep for a while," says Susan Campana."

But, even with the savings you should still do your homework to make sure your walking away with the best deal.

Thursday marks the second anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden.

Over the past two years, one former Seal has detailed the mission in a best-selling book, and another Seal talked about it in an Esquire magazine article.

It was also portrayed in the film Zero Dark Thirty, which was nominated for five Oscars.

Navy Seal Team Six conducted the raid on a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where bin Laden was hiding out. It was May 2 there.

Back in the U.S., President Obama broke the news to the nation shortly before midnight May 1 EDT.

"But the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda and a terrorist who's responsible for the killing of thousands of innocent men, women and children," he said.

The president's big announcement came more than an hour after social media and the internet had begun exploding with reports of bin Laden's demise.

Reflecting on the two-year anniversary, CNN National Security Analyst Peter Bergen says U.S. forces may have killed the man, but they did not kill his ideology.

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Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager