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Brrrace yourself: Cold front hitting Austin after warm Wednesday

(Laura Figi/Austonia)

Austin is finally settling into its fall weather, so get ready for November's famously chaotic temperature changes as the next week will see one more minor heatwave before cooling down for the holidays.

While mornings have been in the 50s and 60s, the cold front is expected to drop by around 20 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Highs today are expected to reach the mid-80s before dropping to the mid-60s on Thursday. The mornings will get chillier as well, with 30s expected in the Austin metro area.

The Hill Country can also expect breezy weather, so grab some layers and secure your outdoor items, as southerly wind gusts could reach up to 15-25 miles per hour. With only a 10-20% chance of rain through Thursday, the cold front is looking dry.

According to The National Weather Service, November has historically been a tumultuous month for weather in the city. The agency tweeted on Nov. 13 that in November 1951, Austin hit a high temperature of 91 degrees, 1955 saw snowfall early in the month and 1974 saw severe flooding that led to 10 deaths in the metro area.

Computer models are low in confidence that Austin will drop below freezing by Friday since it depends on cloud cover and winds from the day before. However, Austin is expected to hit freezing temperatures between Nov. 28 and Dec. 6.

Another milder cold front is expected on Sunday with small chances of rain, though temperatures are only expected to get mildly colder.

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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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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.