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Cold front incoming: Temperatures to drop after 80 degree Friday

Another warm December day today will be followed by a cold front. (Laura Figi/Austonia)

The warm December weather is about to be disrupted this weekend with temperatures dropping to a low of 39 over the weekend.


The past two weeks, Austin has had some record hot days for this time of year, including Thursday's new 82-degree record. Friday won't look too different with a high of 80 degrees, likely to feel warmer. But like last weekend, a short-lived cold front will roll through over the weekend.

As showers and thunderstorms are expected to hit Austin, temperatures will drop down to 57 degrees Friday night. While it may not feel so chilly Saturday morning, temperatures will go from 69 degrees midday to 54 by 5 p.m. And with the cold front and rain will come strong gusts of wind up to 30 mph. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch are possible, according to the National Weather Service.



Saturday night will be a cold one with temperatures dropping to 39 degrees. Then rain could return Sunday with a 30% chance of showers; temperatures will see a high of 51 and low of 40.

The cool temps will stick around through early next week but the NWS says the warm weather should return soon after.

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With deposition and trial looming, Elon Musk has offered $44B for Twitter, again
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Elon Musk has proposed once again to buy Twitter for $54.20 a share.

The news that Musk is offering to carry on with the $44 billion buyout was first reported by Bloomberg. Now, a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission shows Musk made the proposal in a letter to the tech giant on Monday.

The New York Stock Exchange temporarily halted trading in Twitter stock twice Tuesday, first because of a big price move and the second time for a news event, presumably the announcement of Musk's renewed offer.

While the per share offer price on this latest proposal remains the same as the original offer, it’s unclear if Musk has made other term changes or if Twitter would reject it. According to other reports, a deal could be reached this week.

The stock closed at $52.00/share Tuesday, indicating market uncertainty around the $54.20 offer.

After Musk informed Twitter of plans to terminate the original agreement in July, Twitter sued. A trial has been expected in Delaware Chancery Court on Oct. 17.

With the proposition of a buyout on the table again, it revives the question of whether Musk might move Twitter from San Francisco to Central Texas.

He’s done so with some of his other companies. Tesla’s headquarters in southeast Travis County had its grand opening earlier this year and tunneling business The Boring Company moved to Pflugerville. At least two other Musk companies, SpaceX and Neuralink, have a Central Texas presence without being headquartered here.

Technology journalist Nilay Patel this afternoon voiced concerns that owning Twitter and Tesla together could be problematic for Musk, as his Tesla manufacturing facilities in Germany and China are both in countries that have disputes with Twitter over content moderation and censorship.

Telsa shares fell after the Twitter news became public, before rallying to close up, at $249.44.