UPDATE: Winter storm watch upgraded to warning

Published 9:05 am Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Snow totals downgraded

The Austin area has been placed in a winter storm warning ahead of this week’s impending system that could bring plowable snow and windy conditions.

Graphic courtesy of National Weather Service

According to the National Weather Service, the warning will go into effect at noon on Thursday and go through to 6 a.m. on Friday.

The NWS has refined its predictions for the storm and as of Wednesday morning has downgraded the amounts possible from 7 to 10 inches to 4 to 7 inches.

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Snow could start falling as early as tonight with a half an inch possible before the main snowfall slides into the area early Thursday morning and persisting throughout the day and into the night. Two to four inches is possible during the day, mainly after 11 a.m. with another 1 to 3 inches possible mainly before midnight.

Along with the snow comes the possibility of gusting winds of up to 26 mph, a minor decrease from earlier in the week, but that could still create blowing snow with reduced visibility and travel difficulties.