Central Texas winds are expected to reach 15 mph today with gusts up to 30 mph. With the north-northwest heavy breeze, cedar pollen is expected to be on the rise this weekend.
While cedar fever is known to mimic certain symptoms of COVID-19 including congestion, runny nose, headache, fatigue and change in smell or taste, it is still recommended people get tested for the virus as a precaution.
In addition to the pollen, there has also been an increase in mold particles due to the rain on Wednesday.
Austin is expecting to see below-freezing temperatures in the evenings due to a cold front moving in this weekend. Temperatures during the day are expected to remain in the 40s and 50 throughout the weekend with the possibility of a wintry mix on Sunday.
Rain will come to an end quickly this afternoon and evening, with a cool and breezy night ahead. Rain returns to th… https://t.co/O5BvvphAS9— NWS Austin/San Antonio (@NWS Austin/San Antonio) 1609965471.0
If you, or a loved one, are not feeling well due to allergies, remain indoors as much as possible, utilize a neti pot, take some over-the-counter allergy pills and maybe purchase a HEPA filter for home.
Austin FC head coach Josh Wolff is here to stay as the Club announced he signed a three-year contract extension.
Wolff, who was previously an assistant coach for the U.S. Men's National Team, will coach Austin FC through the end of 2025 under the new contract.
Wolff has been the Austin FC head coach since November 2019. In the team's first year, some hoped to oust Wolff as the team was at the bottom of the Western Conference. But this year, the team is at the top, ranking No. 3.
“This is still a young, growing Club but seeing our vision for Austin FC come to life on and off the field has been one of the great honors of my career. My staff and I will keep working every day to represent the city, and to develop our team both competitively and as human beings. The best is yet to come," Wolff said.
Austin police are investigating the killing of Moriah "Mo" Wilson after she was found with gunshot wounds inside an East 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, on Maple Avenue near East 17th Street. Officers and EMS performed life-saving measures before she was declared deceased at 10:10 p.m.
The Travis County Medical Examiner's office conducted an autopsy and determined the official cause of death to be multiple gunshot wounds, and the manner of death was a homicide. It is being investigated as a suspicious death and as of Saturday, police said they have a person of interest.
Wilson, 25, recently had become a full-time biker after winning a slew of races in the past year.
This story was updated on May 15 to include that police have determined a person of interest.