AUSTIN (KXAN) - A complex storm system is organizing over the Desert Southwest and will move toward Texas this weekend, bringing rainfall to Central Texas for the second weekend in a row.
Some much colder weather will also accompany the storm system, with the coldest conditions forecast for Sunday and Monday.
The weather pattern transition will begin Thursday with increasing clouds, followed by a slight chance of rain late in the day. Patchy light rain is expected to increase by Friday morning, then continue intermittently through the weekend.
Because the storm system will remain nearly stationary just west of Texas until early next week, some rain could even continue Monday before skies clear Tuesday.
Rainfall totals of 1- to 1.5 inches will be possible during this period.
This weather system will be the fourth storm in three weeks to bring at least an inch of rain to Central Texas -- an unexpected development during this La Nina period, which is forecast to bring drier-than-normal weather through the winter.
While the rain has been very beneficial, November was still slightly drier than average -- with 2.91 inches at Camp Mabry. It was the 13th of the last 14 months in which less-than-average rainfall fell over Central Texas.
Drought persists throughout 100 percent of the state -- with exceptional drought condition, the worst possible category, continuing across most of Central Texas.
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg heads to court this week as a defendant in a civil trial that could oust her from office.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside a vehicle after the child's family was involved in a fender bender, DPS said.
Austin Police confirm they have located an 82-year-old women who went missing last night.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.