A strong cold snap is expected to blow into Central Texas on Tuesday, bringing near-freezing temperatures to the area over the next two days, according to the National Weather Service.
Temperatures on Monday plummeted into the upper teens in some northern parts of the country as a Canadian cold front slid its way down to Texas. Forecasters expected the front to reach Austin by 8 a.m. Tuesday, bringing with it dry, gusty winds and unseasonably cold temperatures. After the front pushes through, temperatures should stay in the mid-50s and then drop into the 40s by sunset and 30s by midnight, the service said.
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Shelter from the cold
The Red Cross will put an additional shelter on standby for those seeking relief from cold weather as hundreds are still recovering from flooding in Southeast Austin.
If the shelter at Dove Springs Recreation Center, 5801 Ainez Drive, fills to capacity, a second shelter at Parker Lane United Methodist Church, 2105 Parker Lane, will open.