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Snow Flurries Possible Wednesday Night, But No Accumulation Expected

Gabriel C. Pérez
Temperatures were in the low 40s in Austin on Wednesday morning.

Updated at 8:35 a.m. Wednesday.

Snow flurries and sleet are possible Wednesday night, the National Weather Service said, but you shouldn't expect any accumulations on the ground. 

Though the highs simmered around 80 on Tuesday, temperatures dropped more than 40 degrees by Wednesday morning to 37 degrees.

Wednesday's high is expected to be around 46, according to Jason Runyen, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio. Winds could get up to 30 mph. 

The city opened cold weather shelters for people living on the street. Single adult men and women needing shelter should arrive at the ARCH by 5:15 p.m. Families should head to the Salvation Army on Eight Street by 7 p.m.

In an update just before 5 a.m., the Weather Service said most locations in Central and Southwest Texas will likely stay drive overnight Wednesday, but chances are higher north of Interstate 10.

“We don’t expect accumulation,” Runyen said. “Just possible snow flurries or light sleet developing [Wednesday] night.”

Highs are expected to be back up in the 70s by Friday.


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