A.M. Sacramento: Here’s what you need to know for Tuesday

Nicole Naditz
Nicole Naditz

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know Tuesday.

Rainy Tuesday: Bring an umbrella and give the car in front plenty of room as the National Weather Service predicts a wet morning commute. Allowing extra time to get to any destination is good advice for Tuesday and Wednesday as light to moderate rain is predicted for both days. All told, Sacramento could get around an inch of precipitation from the mini-storm.

Hotel Marshall to become Hyatt Place: The Marshall Hotel in downtown Sacramento, which had served as a single-room occupancy property until it closed over the summer, will become a Hyatt Place hotel with condos or apartments on the upper floors. Developers hope to benefit from traffic generated by the new Kings arena.

Teaching success: A student birthday in one of teacher Nicole Naditz’s classes at Bella Vista High School means singing the Canadian birthday song in French. A vocabulary lesson sometimes includes French rap. And students compete to answer questions posed by their teacher using cellphones or other hand-held devices. Now Naditz has been named National Language Teacher of the Year.

Arena vote: Sacramento State students will begin voting today on whether to pay an additional $219 per semester to fund a $125 million, 5,000-seat arena on campus.

Winter in Lassen: Lassen Volcanic National Park has closed its main park road, signaling the start of winter activity season. The snow-covered path provides miles of cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and other recreational opportunities.

Local sports: Toronto Raptors at Sacramento Kings, 7 p.m. (CSNCA, NBATV, KHTK 1140)