ERCOT issues Weather Watch for Jan. 15-17

Be prepared for freezing weather coming through Central Texas early next week.

The Austin skyline as seen from Lady Bird Lake, with buildings reflected in the water.

Expect winter weather early next week.

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ERCOT issued a Weather Watch for Monday, Jan. 15-Wednesday, Jan. 17 due to an expected cold front that could bring extreme weather to Texas.

The grid operator anticipates normal grid conditions during the watch period, but will monitor power availability for the duration of those three days in case of extremely high power demand.

The start of next week is expected to bring the coldest weather of the season to Austin, with temperatures falling as low as 15º on Sunday night and high temperatures barely breaking 30º on Monday. The predicted chance for precipitation is currently low.

To prepare for the cold front, remember the four P’s: protect your pipes, wrap or bring in your sensitive plants, and ensure pets and people at risk have a safe, warm place to stay.

To stay updated on power demand, sign up for the Texas Advisory and Notification System.