Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, New Year’s Eve:
New Year cold snap: Brrrrrrr. Baby, it’s chilly outside. And, around midnight, when revelers are ringing in the New Year watching fireworks in Old Sacramento, it will be plenty cold. The National Weather Service is forecasting that the temperature will be 33 degrees when the city greets 2015. So bundle up that overcoat, because it will be breezy and frosty after 10 p.m.
▪ Sacramento Bee photo gallery: Snow survey and snow play at Echo Summit
Countdown to 2015: What are you doing New Year’s Eve? Ring in 2015 with these events in the Sacramento region.
Flu shots urged: The nation’s top public health agency declared a flu epidemic Tuesday, warning residents to exercise caution in public spaces and use good, basic sanitary habits. And even though it may miss the dominant flu strain this year, experts continued to urge people to get the flu shot, saying that it certainly can’t hurt. Infectious disease experts in the Sacramento region confirmed that influenza activity has been on an uptick here during the past two weeks.
Corbin’s the one: The decision by the Kings to sign coach Tyrone Corbin through the rest of the season ends the uncertainty about his status after he replaced fired Michael Malone, writes The Bee’s Jason Jones in his Kings blog.
Local sports today: NBA – Sacramento Kings at Boston Celtics, 10 a.m. (CSNCA, KAHI 950)
NHL – San Jose Sharks at Anaheim Ducks, 5 p.m. (CSNCA, KAHI 950)