Just hours away, the winter storm that has many stockpiling resources at grocery stores is almost in Austin.
A wave of thunderstorms this evening will transition into the storm overnight, bringing freezing rain and 30-degree weather, according to the National Weather Service. A Winter Storm Warning has shifted from 3 a.m. to midnight for Thursday, lasting until 9 p.m.
Important forecast changes for Thur: icing potential has shifted slightly further south. Winter Storm Warnings will go into effect at 3am, and Winter Weather Advisories at 6am. Ice accumulation up to 0.25" may occur in the warning area, plus low sleet accums far north. 1/ pic.twitter.com/U1w594N0Xt
— NWS Austin/San Antonio (@NWSSanAntonio) February 2, 2022
By 10 a.m. expect a wintry mix of rain, freezing rain and sleet outside. By noon, temperatures will drop to 28 degrees. Precipitation will last most of the day with ice accumulation amounting up to a quarter of an inch.
Friday, temperatures will rise just above freezing to 36 degrees and partly sunny skies will clear out the rainy weather. By Saturday, sunny skies will warm Austin to a high of 42 but expect cold nights in the 20s lasting all weekend long.
While this storm isn't shaping up to what Winter Storm Uri brought a year ago, local officials are urging Texans to be prepared and stay off roads. View helpful tips to prepare for the storm here.
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Austin police are investigating the killing of Moriah "Mo" Wilson after she was found with gunshot wounds inside an Austin home.
Wilson, a gravel and mountain bike racer, was visiting Austin from Colorado in preparation for the Gravel Locos race on Saturday taking place in Hico, a small town 2 hours from Austin.
On Wednesday, her roommate came home and found Wilson unresponsive with "a lot of blood near her,” police said. It is now being investigated as a suspicious death. No further information on the suspect or motive behind the killing are available at this time.
Wilson recently had become a full-time biker after winning a slew of races in the past year.
Some of your favorite Instagram filters can’t be used in Texas anymore and Austinites are sounding off on social media.
Meta, Facebook and Instagram’s parent company, announced on Wednesday that certain filters would no longer be available in Texas.
The change is a result of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit against Meta, alleging the company uses facial recognition technology that violates laws in Texas. A release from Meta says it stopped using facial recognition tech in November 2021 and denies Paxton’s allegations.
Some Austinites bemoaned the shift, saying some of their favorite filters were now unavailable.
This was my FAVORITE filter on @instagram and they done removed it cause I’m in Texas ! Like wowwwwww pic.twitter.com/uX60hdIC0Q
— Pinkyy Montana (@inkstar_pinkyy) May 11, 2022
i heard that instagram filters got banned in texas? what the actual fuck y’all better give me my favorite filter back
— lia 🤍 (@liatootrill) May 11, 2022
loved this stupid filter sm i hate texas pic.twitter.com/DXr9mmUc64
— birthday boy jeno 🎂 (@beabtox) May 12, 2022
But more often than not, locals joked about the ban.
Texas women seeing the filter ban on IG pic.twitter.com/yDMcP3Qtsr
— Christian (Anabolic) Flores (@christian_flo24) May 11, 2022
So, the state of Texas has banned filter use on IG? THE END IS NEAR. 😂
— THE FRANCHISE! Франшиза (@NYCFranchise718) May 12, 2022
And some in-between chose to show off some natural beauty.
I live in Texas, but no filter needed. 😉 pic.twitter.com/A6teRgYMKn
— bad and bruja (@starseedmami) May 11, 2022
filter, no filter..texas women still reign supreme.
— 🎍 (@_sixile) May 11, 2022
Finally, some are trying to cash in on the opportunity.
Texas IG users- if you want to filter your picture cashapp me $1.50 $ErvnYng
— Gemini (@ervn_y) May 11, 2022
Meta said it plans to create an opt-in system for both Texas and Illinois residents, who are facing the same issues.