Today is going to be a windy one, according to The National Weather Service, which predicted breezy conditions in the Austin area and South Central Texas.
North/Northwest winds today will be breezy and capable of 30-40 MPH wind gusts. The highest winds will likely be in… https://t.co/CyuHDj6oIO— NWS Austin/San Antonio (@NWS Austin/San Antonio)1603982546.0
Through mid-morning to the evening hours, the Austin area should expect 15-20 mph sustained winds with the occasional 30-35 mph gust of wind.
In the Edwards Plateau and the Hill Country, occasional gusts up to 40 mph can be expected, though temperatures remain around the mid-60s.
Today will be clear, cool, and breezy. Highs in the 60s for most of the area with gusty winds. https://t.co/bPpRaN4YjW— NWS Austin/San Antonio (@NWS Austin/San Antonio)1603971855.0
A 10 a.m. snapshot showed winds ranging from 30-37 mph in the Central Austin area, so it is recommended to secure any loose decorations or anything that might blow away outside.
Here is a look at current wind gusts across the area at 10 AM. https://t.co/bdjjUzzrCp— NWS Austin/San Antonio (@NWS Austin/San Antonio)1603983691.0
Winds are expected to subside to around 10 mph this evening. Tomorrow is expected to be sunny with variable light winds, according to The Weather Channel.
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A Sunday night shooting at a North Austin apartment complex has left one dead after being shot by an unknown suspect.
Austin police arrived at the scene of Midtown Commons at Crestview Station apartments at West St. Johns Avenue around 11:30 p.m., where they found a man with a gunshot wound. Police performed CPR but the man died shortly after. The identity of the victim has not been revealed.
Investigators talked to witnesses at the apartment complex and have a suspect in mind. No other information has been revealed at this time.
More vaccines could be headed to Austin as FDA greenlights single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine
This story was updated Monday to include that the vaccine received official approval by the FDA this weekend.
The Food and Drug Administration approved the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine that is to be shipped out this week, increasing the number of vaccines available.
In a virtual meeting on Friday, the FDA Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee unanimously approved of the U.S.'s third available COVID-19 vaccine, which was officially approved on Saturday. Federal officials say 4 million doses will go out nationally this week, with an expected 20 million doses to be available by the end of March. The Texas Department of State Health Services has said it expects to receive about 200,000 doses, but has not released a timeline of when doses will be shipped and available.