A winter storm warning is now in effect for Central Texas until midnight on Friday, according to the National Weather Service.
The NWS warns that up to a 1/4 inch of freezing rain could accumulate on elevated surfaces, causing possible slick spots on roads in Travis, Kendall and Blanco counties. The evening commute could be impacted, and NWS recommends to take extra precautions if travel is necessary. Power outages could occur.
The service also issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook, which states that freezing rain on bridges and overpasses could impact travel. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Travis, Kendall, Blanco and Hays Counties until 3 p.m., and will be in effect until midnight for Williamson, Edwards, Kerr, Gillespie, Llano and Burnet counties.
Saturday and Sunday could see a hard freeze spread across Central Texas, while Monday and Tuesday morning will be "bitterly cold," according to the report. More freezing rain is possible on Saturday, and sleet or snow is expected on Sunday night and Monday morning.
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Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.
There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.
All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.
🗓 All weekend
Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities
All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park
This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.
6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.
10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park
Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.
Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.
11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway