Good morning. Here’s what you need to know for Tuesday:
Much cooler weather: After a sizzling Monday when the high temperature reached 106 degrees, Tuesday is expected to be warm but not terribly uncomfortable. The high Tuesday is predicted to come in at 93 degrees, which is normal for mid-July in Sacramento. The rest of the week looks like more of the same: around 90 degrees and sunny skies. The best day to go to the fair appears to be Thursday when the afternoon high is forecast to be 89 degrees with a breeze.
Fine day for watering: As California faces the worst drought in a generation, the State Water Resources Control Board will consider empowering local law enforcement to cite residents for wasteful water use with fines up to $500 a day. The board meets at 9 a.m. today at the California Environmental Protection Agency building in downtown Sacramento.
School sign-ups: Advocates for a new charter school in south Sacramento got their wish last month when Sacramento City Unified School District trustees approved their bid to reopen a shuttered campus this fall. With less than eight weeks left until school starts, organizers are encountering challenges in signing up the 323 students they expected to enroll.
Suburban spray: The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District is spraying again this week to combat West Nile virus, this time over parts of Citrus Heights, Fair Oaks and Orangevale. The spraying will occur Wednesday and Thursday between 8 p.m. and midnight.
Summer reading: Already exhausted your supply of summer reading material? Allen Pierleoni has his second installment of book recommendations just in time for you.
Local sports: Seven Oakland A’s and three San Francisco Giants were named to rosters in tonight’s All-Star Game, 5 p.m. (Fox40, ESPN 1320).