Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:
Rain, rain, gone away: No need for the umbrella today. Temperatures should jump up 10 degrees Thursday as the little rainstorm that dampened Sacramento has moved on its way. The high is expected to reach 76 degrees in Sacramento under sunny skies.
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Smoking out trouble: The city of Folsom has taken significant steps to improve its sewer system in recent years. It blows smoke through the system to make sure pipes are intact and haven’t been compromised by illegal tie-ins.
Washington redux?: Two local leaders want to reopen Washington Elementary School in midtown Sacramento, one of several city campuses that closed barely 18 months ago due to falling enrollment.
Losing streak snapped: DeMarcus Cousins scored 10 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and also grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds to help the Sacramento Kings end their four-game losing streak with a 113-106 win Wednesday night over the host Charlotte Hornets.
Watch the Hornets: Sacramento State is offering on-campus viewing parties for the university’s men’s and women’s basketball teams, which are competing in their respective Big Sky Conference tournaments in Missoula, Mont.
Local sports today: Men’s college basketball – Big West Conference postseason tournament in Anaheim: UC Davis vs. Cal-State Northridge, noon (KSAC-FM 105.5)
Big Sky Conference tournament in Missoula, Mont.: Sacramento State vs. Portland State, 12:30 p.m. (KTKZ 1380)
College softball – Penn State vs. Sacramento State (22nd annual Capital Classic Tournament at Shea Stadium), 3:15 p.m.
Spring Training baseball – Seattle Mariners at Oakland A’s, Noon
San Francisco Giants at Chicago White Sox, 4:05 p.m.
NHL – Nashville Predators at San Jose Sharks, 7:30 p.m. (CSNCA, KAHI 950)