Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:
Chance of showers: A low pressure system with the promise of a bit of rain is knocking at the door, expected to arrive in Sacramento when most of the city is sleeping tonight. Along with the weak weather system, now off the west coast, the National Weather Service is forecasting temperatures to drop into the mid-70s on Thursday in Sacramento. Until then, sunny skies and temperatures in the low-80s are predicted for today. Meanwhile crews are keeping an eye on winds forecast for today in the area of the King fire.
Some residents stay: As the King fire grew steadily in its first days, a handful of residents in the Swansboro and Mosquito areas decided to ride it out, concluding they should stay in place and try to protect their homes. The area appears to have been largely spared. A 14-man inmate fire crew was keeping an eye Tuesday afternoon on a backburn that had been set days ago below a ridge upon which a line of rustic mountain homes sits.
Related Sacramento Bee coverage:
•Photo gallery of the King fire
•SMUD resumes power generation after minor King fire damage
Fiery opening: An El Dorado County murder trial was abruptly interrupted Tuesday morning when defendant Todd Winkler erupted, screaming at a deputy district attorney during her opening statements.
Lawsuit filed: A Bay Area environmental group has filed a lawsuit against the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District for failing to require an environmental review of a crude oil transfer station at McClellan Business Park.
Battling Ebola outbreak: Two graduates of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine are battling the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, which recently initiated a three-day nationwide shutdown to slow the deadly disease.
Local sports: Los Angeles Angels at Oakland A’s, 12:35 p.m. (CSNCA, KHTK 1140, KAHI 950)
San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers, 7:10 p.m. (ESPN, CSNBA, KNBR 680).