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Another winter storm warning is in effect for Central Texas that will bring more freezing rain into late Wednesday and snow into Thursday. But it's the homestretch, with sunny skies and warmer temperatures expected this weekend.


The storm warning is in effect until Thursday at 6 p.m., during which time the Austin-area will see patchy freezing rain throughout the day and into the night. Wednesday temperatures have already risen slightly due to rain, but the rain is expected to stop by afternoon. The rain and melting ice bring the high for the day to 33 degrees. However, temperatures are expected to drop below freezing again, to a low of 25 degrees, as layers of ice form and a wintry mix of freezing ice, sleet and snow is expected going into the night and Thursday morning.

There is at least 1/4 inch of ice in the area, which could grow to 1/2 inch in isolated areas Thursday. Officials urge residents not to drive due to icy roads being especially slick from the freezing rain.

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