Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015:
Storm brewing for tonight, Sunday
Sunny daytime hours are expected to give way to rain Saturday night as a plume of moisture moves into Northern California from the Pacific Northwest. The National Weather Service forecast calls for an 80 percent chance of rain Saturday night. Rain and possible thunderstorms are expected Sunday and into Sunday night. The storm is expected to drop in 0.10 to 0.50 inches of rain in the Sacramento area. A winter weather advisory, effective from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, has been issued for the Sierra, including Truckee and South Lake Tahoe. A cold front is expected to bring a period of moderate to heavy snow to the Tahoe Basin, with snow showers likely to continue into Sunday evening. Snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches are forecast for areas above the 7,000-foot elevation, with 10 to 14 inches along the crest of the Sierra. Snow levels could drop as low as 3,500 feet Sunday night. The National Weather Service is warning travelers heading through the Sierra to be aware of potentially hazardous driving conditions, especially with increased traffic for the opening weekend of ski resorts in the Tahoe Basin.
Parkway cleanup near Northgate Boulevard
The American River Parkway Foundation is hosting a cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon near Northgate Boulevard (near Mile 3 of the parkway) in Sacramento. Volunteers 16 and older will remove trash and discarded items left behind by visitors and illegal campers. Go to http://arpf.org/clean-ups.php for more information.
Library celebrates 75th anniversary
The Ella K. McClatchy Library 75th Anniversary Celebration takes place from noon to 4 p.m. at 2112 22nd St. Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, will present a proclamation to the library marking the day, and Roberta Deering, director of historic preservation for the city of Sacramento, will unveil the plaque marking Ella K. McClatchy Library as a historic landmark. The event is free.
Pop-up fundraising pub to dispense suds
It’s being billed as the world’s largest pop-up street pub. From 2 to 10 p.m., Deschutes Brewery’s craft beers will be flowing from 40 taps on the 402-foot custom-built bar. The portable pub will be set up between 17th and 19th streets on Capitol Avenue, which will be blocked off for the special event. Proceeds will benefit Runnin’ for Rhett, an Elk Grove-based nonprofit foundation pledged to nurturing a healthier community through fitness and nutrition. At prior stops, the pub raised more than $80,000 for local charities.
Winter Wonderland returns to Cal Expo
The Global Winter Wonderland returns to Sacramento from 3 to 11 p.m. with a new lanterns theme – Magic of the Seasons. The attraction spans 17 acres at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, and features new attractions, an ice skating rink and the show “Acrobats on Ice.” It is open every weekend and select weekdays through Jan. 3. Go to www.globalwonderland.com for more information.
Things to do
- Sacramento City Councilman Jeff Harris will attend the grand opening of the Bannon Creek Playground from 10 to 11 a.m. at 2780 Azevedo Drive, South Natomas. The playground has been revamped to include tree swings, tot equipment and more.
- College football – UC Davis vs. Cal Poly, 2 p.m., Aggie Stadium