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Winter Storm Warning for Monday Evening, Tuesday Morning

The Austin area could see freezing rain and sleet tonight and tomorrow. There’s a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 8 p.m. on Monday until noon on Tuesday.

Many Texans may be cranking up their thermostats to fight the cold. But the operator of the state’s electric grid hopes people won’t turn the heat up higher than 68 degrees.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas – or ERCOT – is asking Texans to conserveso that there’s enough energy to meet the increased demand.

Along with keeping the thermostat down, ERCOT says people should avoid running large appliances this morning and should turn out any lights not being used.

Click here for a full list of energy-saving tips from ERCOT.

The winter weather is also causing flight cancelations and delays throughout the country. Keep track of local flight changes.   

The Zilker Kite Festival scheduled for Sunday has been rescheduled to next Sunday, March 9 due to rainy, cold weather over the weekend.

Laura first joined the KUT team in April 2012. She now works for the statewide program Texas Standard as a reporter and producer. Laura came to KUT from the world of television news. She has worn many different hats as an anchor, reporter and producer at TV stations in Austin, Amarillo and Toledo, OH. Laura is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, a triathlete and enjoys travel, film and a good beer. She enjoys spending time with her husband and pets.
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