Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:
Warmer days ahead: A high-pressure ridge moving inland will gradually warm up the Sacramento region in the coming days. By Wednesday, temperatures should hit 62 degrees. As for today, expect patchy fog and areas of frost before 10 a.m. Otherwise, it will be sunny, with a high near 56 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The low is forecast to reach 36 degrees tonight.
Bird watch: Sacramento in winter is a paradise for bird lovers. The region draws millions of birds who come from around the globe to spend the winter. We profile several species that are unique and relatively easy to spot.
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City renters: Most of the region’s successful millennials are choosing to rent a home, often near the urban core, rather than take on a mortgage in the suburbs, the latest census figures show.
Last chance: The Global Winter Wonderland, a 17-acre light display theme park, concludes its holiday run from 4:30 to 10 p.m. today at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento.
Two views: Sacramento Bee columnists weigh in on the state of the 14-19 Sacramento Kings:
▪ Ailene Voisin: Kings are a mess, but there’s still time to make a fix
▪ Marcos Breton: For all the investment of regional passion and millions of public dollars to keep the Kings in Sacramento, the organization remains as fragile as a dove’s egg.
Local sports: NBA – Kings at Detroit Pistons, 3 p.m. (CSNCA, KHTK 1140, KAHI 950)
Men’s college basketball – Washington State at Cal, 3 p.m. (PAC 12 Network)
Washington at Stanford, 7 p.m. (ESPNU, KNBR 1050)