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AM Sacramento: Here’s what you need to know for Saturday

Notes with messages were posted at memorials at the Day of the Dead celebration in front of the Sacramento History Museum in Old Sacramento in 2013.
Notes with messages were posted at memorials at the Day of the Dead celebration in front of the Sacramento History Museum in Old Sacramento in 2013. jvillegas@sacbee.com

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:

Chance of showers: After a wet day Friday, there will be a 40 percent chance of showers today in Sacramento, according to the National Weather Service. The day will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. South-southeast winds will reach 8 to 11 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch is possible, the weather service reports.

Fall back: Residents are reminded to turn clocks back one hour before going to bed tonight as daylight savings time officially ends at 2 a.m. Sunday . Along with the time change, fire officials urge people to replace batteries in smoke detectors to make sure they are in working order as fireplace and furnace use increases with cooler weather.

Dwindling snowpack forecasted: Scientists estimate the Sierra Nevada snowpack, crucial to California's water supply, could shrink by 75 percent by the end of this century due to climate change. State officials this week released a revised water action plan that includes steps to cope.

Prepare to vote: Election Day is Tuesday. As you prepare to cast your ballot, use helpful resources from The Sacramento Bee, including Voter Guide 2014.

Dia de los Muertos: Midtown Sacramento will become a shrine to old Mexico this weekend as participants in the Day of the Dead celebration erect elaborate altars to honor departed loved ones.

Check before burning: The “check before you burn” season begins today in Sacramento County, restricting or prohibiting wood burning on days when air quality forecasts indicate pollution from particulate matter will be high.

Local sports: Prep football – Watch Natomas High School football player Alex Godinez kick a record-tying 58-yard field goal on Thursday vs. Lindhurst

College football – Sacramento State at Montana, 11 a.m. (KTKZ 1380)

Northern Colorado at UC Davis, 4 p.m. (KHTK 1140)

Stanford at Oregon, 4:30 p.m. (FOX 40, KNBR 1050)

Cal at Oregon State, 7:30 p.m. (PAC 12 Network, KAHI 950)

NBA – Los Angeles Lakers at Golden State Warriors, 7:30 p.m. (NBA TV, KNBR 680)

NHL – New York Islanders at San Jose Sharks, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)

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