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Winter storm on the way bringing a chance of light snow, sleet

A winter storm watch is in effect for Thursday as freezing temperatures come in. (Christa McWhirter/Austonia)

Mild Austin weather is on its way out, and Austinites should brace for a winter storm hitting Thursday.

A Winter Storm Watch was issued for Central Texas for Thursday as ice is expected to make roads slippery and wind chills will be in the teens.

The freezing winds will come in tonight, with gusts reaching 30 mph and temperatures dropping to a low of 32 degrees. Cold temperatures will stay into Thursday with a high of 39 degrees. Expect a gloomy day as clouds linger and bring a 30% chance of rain, snow and sleet. Temperatures into the night will drop to 26 degrees with a 20% chance of a wintry mix.

While the sun will return on Friday, temperatures will remain low with a high of 48 and low of 27 degrees. The weekend will be about the same with highs in the lower 50s and lows in the high 30s and low 40s.

For information on protecting your home during cold weather, click here.


Pickleball gold rush links LeBron with Austin and a network of local investors like Brené Brown

King James

It's not on the level of LeBron signing with the Spurs, but who knows, maybe you'll see him at Guero's one day, having a Rob's Especial marg and a No. 1 dinner?

LeBron James, Draymond Green, Kevin Love, LeBron's business partner Maverick Carter, and a bunch of other sports-related investors are buying a Major League Pickleball expansion franchise.

Oddly, MLP teams aren't associated with places, so at this point it's just "an expansion team."

But Major League Pickelball is based in Austin, created, according to the Austin Business Journal, by Dreamland and Richard's Rainwater owner Steve Kuhn.

League investors include familiar Austin names like C3 Presents founders Charles Attal and Charlie Walker, Parsley Energy founder and partial Austin FC owner Brian Sheffield, Silicon Labs Chairman Nav Sooch, and pickleball enthusiast Brené Brown.

Fall camping: Camp Fimfo Waco offers one-of-a-kind experiences in the heart of Texas
Camp Fimfo Waco

Camp Fimfo Waco, a brand new camping resort, is kicking off football and fall camping season in style! With top-notch amenities, premium accommodations, and 10 weekends of fall fun, there’s no better place to have a fall camping getaway, especially if you’re a Baylor football fan!

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