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Cold weather shelters open in Austin

Another hard freeze is expected overnight Friday into Saturday.

AUSTIN, Texas — Ahead of another hard freeze in the forecast Friday night into Saturday, Austin and Travis County are again opening up cold weather shelters for those who need to stay warm.

Temperatures are expected to stay in the 30s Thursday with wind chills making the weather feel much colder. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the area through 6 a.m. Friday.  

While temperatures are expected to dip into the 20s, we're not expecting more wintry precipitation.

The Austin Emergency Management office has activated cold weather shelters in the area for people in need Friday. If you need shelter Friday night, you need to go to the One Texas Center located at 505 Barton Springs Road between 6 and 8 p.m.

Screenings for COVID-19 will be done as people are registered. You can call 512-305-4233 to reach the City's 24/7 hotline.

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