Coming off one of the warmest days of the year so far, wintry weather is expected to rain on the almost-springtime parade with possible freezing temperatures Wednesday and Thursday.
Temperatures in Central Texas will plummet from highs in the upper 80s Tuesday afternoon to temperatures 30 to 45+ degrees lower at the same time Wednesday. A Tuesday night cold front will merge into Wednesday morning as temperatures dip to 40 degrees.
Clouds will begin to set in Tuesday night and linger with small chances of rain and isolated thunderstorms through the weekend. Temperatures are expected to fall near freezing Wednesday and Thursday night with highs in the mid-40s.
A strong cold front will move across our area tonight into early Wednesday. Temperatures Wednesday will be 30 to 45+ degrees colder at 5 PM then they will be at 5 PM today. Light mixed precipitation is forecast over northern counties Wednesday night through Saturday. pic.twitter.com/U4mQZzrnq7
— NWS Austin/San Antonio (@NWSSanAntonio) February 22, 2022
Higher rain chances will come Thursday and Saturday night with near 50% chances of showers. A wintry mix could come into play along and north of US 90 Thursday through Saturday, with a mix of rain and sleet possible in the colder hours of the day.
Low temperatures will rise above the freezing zone Friday night, but highs will remain in the 40s until the sun peeks out once more to bring milder temperatures Sunday.
It seems Punxsutawney Phil may have been right about more winter weather, but spring-loving Austinites can still find solace despite the potential freeze. With average last freeze dates landing in late February to early March for most of the Austin area, this could be the last time to pull on that bulky winter coat.
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Austin police are investigating the killing of Moriah "Mo" Wilson after she was found with gunshot wounds inside an Austin home.
Wilson, a gravel and mountain bike racer, was visiting Austin from Colorado in preparation for the Gravel Locos race on Saturday taking place in Hico, a small town 2 hours from Austin.
On Wednesday, her roommate came home and found Wilson unresponsive with "a lot of blood near her,” police said. It is now being investigated as a suspicious death. No further information on the suspect or motive behind the killing are available at this time.
Wilson recently had become a full-time biker after winning a slew of races in the past year.
Some of your favorite Instagram filters can’t be used in Texas anymore and Austinites are sounding off on social media.
Meta, Facebook and Instagram’s parent company, announced on Wednesday that certain filters would no longer be available in Texas.
The change is a result of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit against Meta, alleging the company uses facial recognition technology that violates laws in Texas. A release from Meta says it stopped using facial recognition tech in November 2021 and denies Paxton’s allegations.
Some Austinites bemoaned the shift, saying some of their favorite filters were now unavailable.
This was my FAVORITE filter on @instagram and they done removed it cause I’m in Texas ! Like wowwwwww pic.twitter.com/uX60hdIC0Q
— Pinkyy Montana (@inkstar_pinkyy) May 11, 2022
i heard that instagram filters got banned in texas? what the actual fuck y’all better give me my favorite filter back
— lia 🤍 (@liatootrill) May 11, 2022
loved this stupid filter sm i hate texas pic.twitter.com/DXr9mmUc64
— birthday boy jeno 🎂 (@beabtox) May 12, 2022
But more often than not, locals joked about the ban.
Texas women seeing the filter ban on IG pic.twitter.com/yDMcP3Qtsr
— Christian (Anabolic) Flores (@christian_flo24) May 11, 2022
So, the state of Texas has banned filter use on IG? THE END IS NEAR. 😂
— THE FRANCHISE! Франшиза (@NYCFranchise718) May 12, 2022
And some in-between chose to show off some natural beauty.
I live in Texas, but no filter needed. 😉 pic.twitter.com/A6teRgYMKn
— bad and bruja (@starseedmami) May 11, 2022
filter, no filter..texas women still reign supreme.
— 🎍 (@_sixile) May 11, 2022
Finally, some are trying to cash in on the opportunity.
Texas IG users- if you want to filter your picture cashapp me $1.50 $ErvnYng
— Gemini (@ervn_y) May 11, 2022
Meta said it plans to create an opt-in system for both Texas and Illinois residents, who are facing the same issues.