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Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for Austin Area; Winter Storm Warning Canceled (Update)

National Weather Service

Update: The National Weather Service has removed a winter storm warning from the Austin area forecast. It had been scheduled to go into effect Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. and last until Monday at noon. However, a winter weather advisoryis now in effect for Central Texas until 9 a.m. on Tuesday.

The National Weather Service says we could get some light sleet through Monday evening and some light snow flurries from Monday evening into Tuesday morning.  The advisory area covers Comal, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties. A winter weather advisoryis also in effect for the Hill Country until 9 a.m. on Tuesday.

Original story (Nov. 23): The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Austin region, beginning tomorrow. It's an upgrade from the winter storm watch the NWS previously forecast for the region.

Beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday and lasting through noon on Monday, Comal, Hays, Travis and Williamson Counties are under the warning, which means the NWS expects accumulation of snow, sleet, freezing rain  or ice.

The NWS expects light to moderate freezing rain by mid-Sunday afternoon through Monday morning, and it notes patchy ice may develop on bridges and overpasses. It also states sensitive plants should be covered and pets brought indoors.

The cold, wet weather should stay with us for the next several days. Due to a Canadian cold front, Austin has a continuing chance of rain and temperatures holding in the 30s and 40s.

Wells has been a part of KUT News since 2012, when he was hired as the station's first online reporter. He's currently the social media host and producer for Texas Standard, KUT's flagship news program. In between those gigs, he served as online editor for KUT, covering news in Austin, Central Texas and beyond.
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