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

The atmospheric river system makes its presence felt in Sacramento region as rain falls on downtown Davis on Friday.
The atmospheric river system makes its presence felt in Sacramento region as rain falls on downtown Davis on Friday. mcrisostomo@sacbee.com

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

More wild weather: A second blast of weather expected today could be even more intense than the first, according to the National Weather Service, which warns that the Sacramento Valley could see hail, more intense lightning and even a possibility of tornadoes. The weather service forecasts that it will be breezy in the Sacramento area, with a southeast wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 24 to 29 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 44 mph and new rainfall amounts could total between a half and three quarters of an inch, the weather service reports.

▪ Live blog: Follow NorCal storm’s impact, get emergency updates

Public Eye: Two-year-old Allenia Bledsoe, placed in an Elk Grove foster home, died of acute pneumonia, the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office concluded in a report that has done little to quell the concerns of the girl’s birth family.

Deep thoughts: In the Internet age, Sacramento-area schools are using mindfulness – a series of meditation exercises – to keep students focused on the present.

▪ Bee video: Mindfulness

Darwin’s day: Today is Sacramento Darwin Day, an annual celebration honoring the life and work of naturalist and biologist Charles Darwin. The event will be from 2 to 4 p.m. at the La Sierra Community Center, 5325 Engle Road, Carmichael.

Karl on deck?: The Sacramento Kings are engaged in intense conversations with George Karl about their head coaching position, multiple sources have told The Bee, writes columnist Ailene Voisin.

▪ Kings drop 11 of last 12 games with 102-90 loss to host Utah Jazz on Saturday night

Local sports today: NBA – Phoenix Suns at Kings, 6 p.m. (CSNCA, KHTK 1140, KAHI 950)

Men’s college basketball – USC at Stanford, 5:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Women’s college basketball – Cal at Arizona State, 1 p.m. (ESPNU)

Stanford at Arizona, 2 p.m. (PAC 12 Network-Bay Area)

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