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Cold snap, wintry mix expected in first week of February

Monday was met with rain and dropping temperatures. (Laura Figi/Austonia)

Austinites woke up to a rainy morning, which called for a flood watch to go into effect from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Caldwell, Fayette and Lee counties.

After a weekend of sunshine and warmer temperatures, the storm system kicking off the week is expected to last through a cold front on Wednesday and Thursday, which will give Austinites a renewed wintry mix.

Rain is expected to last all through today, capping out at around 2.5-3.5 inches. The heaviest rain should be out of the way by this evening and the highest flood danger will be east of I-35.

After a final temperate day on Tuesday, a cold snap is scheduled to hit on Wednesday, dropping from a balmy 71 degrees to a chilly 35 in the evening hours. Cold temps and rain early on Thursday morning will create possible conditions for a wintry mix in the form of freezing rain or sleet.

Thursday’s high of 40 degrees and low of 23 degrees is expected to stick—freezes are forecast overnight on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

According to the National Weather Service, these temperatures are not expected to cause a repeat of February 2021’s storm.


Austin's airport consumer satisfaction drops from a year ago, below Texas peers

(Austin-Bergstrom International Airport/Twitter)

Flyers are less satisfied with the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport than a year ago, a new study shows.

Research firm J.D. Power placed ABIA at No. 15 on a list ranking overall customer satisfaction at large airports, a slip from last year’s spot at No. 7. Other Texas airports secured rankings ahead of Austin, with Dallas Love Field at third, Houston Hobby at eight, and San Antonio International Airport at ninth.

Dallas/Ft. Worth ranked eight in the "mega airport" category.

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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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