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Bundle up: Wintry mix on its way to disrupt Austin's warm weather


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.

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.


1923 Lake Austin mansion demolition request pitting preservationists and some neighbors against owner and city preservation office
Austin Monitor

By Jonathan Lee

The Planning Commission was split Tuesday on whether to help save an eclectic lakefront estate from demolition by zoning it historic amid concerns over tax breaks and the likelihood that a previous owner participated in segregation as a business owner.

The property in question, known as the Delisle House, is located at 2002 Scenic Drive in Tarrytown. The main house, with Spanish and Modern influences, was built in 1923 by Raymond Delisle, an optician. A Gothic Revival accessory apartment was built in 1946. The current owner applied to demolish the structures in order to build a new home.'

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Freaky Floats and other Austin food & drink news
Austin Motel

What's new in Austin food & drink this week:

  • Nau's Enfield Drug closing after losing their lease. Did McGuire Moorman Lambert buy the building, with its vintage soda fountain?
  • Nixta Taqueria Chef Edgar Rico named to Time Magazine's Time 100 Next influencer list, after winning a James Beard Award earlier this year.
  • Question: From what BBQ joint did pescatarian Harry Styles order food this week?
  • Austin Motel is opening the pool and pool bar Wednesday nights in October for Freaky Floats.
  • Vincent's on the Lake closing due to "economic conditions and low water levels [at Lake Travis]."
  • Cenote has closed its Windsor Park location. The East Cesar Chavez location remains open.
  • The Steeping Room on N. Lamar has closed.
  • Local startup It's Skinnyscored new financing for its gluten-free pasta business.
  • P. Terry's opened a new location in Kyle, at 18940 IH-35.