Storm advances, area in winter storm warning

Published 8:49 am Wednesday, December 8, 2021

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The winter storm watch issued earlier this week by the National Weather Service for Austin and the surrounding area has been upgraded to a winter storm warning.

The warning, which goes into effect at 9 a.m. this morning and ends at 6 a.m. Saturday.

Courtesy of the National Weather Service

The NWS is currently predicting 5 to 10 inches of snow, a slight downgrade from earlier predictions, starting today, mainly after 10 a.m. The first round of snow could dump 1 to 2 inches on the area with another 4 to 8 inches possible tonight night, with winds picking up into Saturday.

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The NWS is predicting the heaviest amounts to fall along and north of the Interstate 90 corridor, with the heaviest band expected in that 5 to 12 inche range.

The area can expect a high of 31 Friday and a low of 23.

The snow, combined with the winds, could make travel difficult and reduce visibility.