Saturday, November 24, 2007

chuy s parade

strong cold front is pushing through most of the country, bringing winter-like temperatures just about everywhere for the holiday weekend.

But tomorrow, on the heaviest day for travel, things should be smooth for those who aren't driving. Wednesday's forecast for Texas calls for warm, mostly dry weather. The cold front is expected to move through Texas tomorrow evening, bringing high winds, much colder temperatures and a chance for rain.

The high tomorrow in Austin will be in the mid-70s with only a slight chance of storms, according to the National Weather Service.

The temperature is expected to drop into the 30s in Austin by early Thanksgiving Day morning, and only climb into the mid 50s during the day. And it won't warm up for a while. In fact, it will be slightly colder. The high in Austin on Friday is expected to barely crack 50. And it just might rain on the Chuy's parade: Forecasters are calling for a high on Saturday in the 40s with a 60 percent chance of rain. It isn't expected to warm back up until Monday, when the high is expected to top 60.

If you're flying out of Austin tomorrow, be aware that the cold front will bring rain, snow and sleet to much of the country north of Texas, possibly causing delays no matter where you fly.

The weather service says it will rain in Chicago throughout the day, but the temperature will drop as the day progresses, bringing snow in the afternoon and evening. Rain will also turn into snow and sleet in St. Louis by mid-afternoon, the weather service says.

Up to 5 inches of snow could fall by tomorrow afternoon in Denver, the weather service says, and temperatures will dip into the teens.

Southern cities, including major Austin air destination Atlanta, shouldn't have a problem. The cold front will move through Atlanta on Thursday night, and it won't bring any wintry weather.

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By gabriela

November 20, 2007 9:56 PM | Link to this

Yessss!! I'm sooo sick of the heat!!!
Especially great for Thanksgiving - who wants to eat all that heavy holiday food when it's warm outside. Not me!

By Henry Gillin

November 20, 2007 8:46 PM | Link to this

Go to Greenland, as I did and you'll be sure to change your mind about cold weather, especially snow-what happens up there looks like snow, but it's hard ice and really hurts when you fall on it, if the storm that crated it hasn't killed you.

By Night Raider

November 20, 2007 4:44 PM | Link to this

Sounds like a great day for good friends and family to gather indoors for Turkey, duckling, ham, oysters cheese sauces over veggies, sweet potato and quince pies plus lots of things with the scent of cinammon and apples while fat cats sleep by the hearthside after feasting on scraps.

By Harmon

November 20, 2007 3:42 PM | Link to this

Can't wait for the weather to change! Oh BOY, I can finally go out and enjoy myself

By stella

November 20, 2007 2:50 PM | Link to this

Finally it will feel like the holiday season!!
"Happy Thanksgiving" to everyone.

By BudGood

November 20, 2007 1:52 PM | Link to this

WHOOPEE!!! CAN'T WAIT!! I wish it would SNOW too!! Let's have another freak holiday snow storm like back in April on Easter day!

Recommended - Parade: Chuy's annual Children Giving to Children parade begins at 11 a.m. at the Capitol and will last about an hour. Expect balloons, floats, marching bands, classic cars and Santa at the parade, which includes times for spectators to donate toys. The toys will then be distributed by the Operation Blue Santa Program during the holiday season.

AA-S Best Bet: Always wanted to see the largest Hello Kitty balloon to hit Austin? Well, you are in luck: The Chuy's Children Giving to Children Parade is today. Bring toys to donate to Operation Blue Santa and make a child's holiday happy. The parade begins at 11 a.m. outside the Capitol and lasts for about an hour, ending on Guadalupe Street. About 80,000 people are expected to show up, so get there early.
― Blair Shiff

From AA-S Feature - Friday, November 16, 2007:
― Robert Quigley

At 11 a.m. on Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, the Chuy's Children Giving to Children Parade will march, roll and float its way through downtown Austin.

The parade will feature all the things that make parades exciting to kids, including marching bands, fire trucks, an appearance by Santa Claus and giant floats in the style of a Macy's parade. And the grand marshal of the parade will be Longhorns coaching legend Darrell Royal. But what makes this parade special is in its title: Children have an opportunity to give the gift of a happier holiday to other children.

The parade begins at the Capitol and heads south on Congress Avenue. It then goes west on Sixth Street, ending at Guadalupe Street.

During the parade, which is in its 19th year, kids will have the opportunity to donate new toys to Operation Blue Santa, a nonprofit group led by the Austin Police Department that distributes the toys to children who otherwise wouldn't get many gifts. Flat-bed trailers that are part of the procession stop at various points during the parade, and kids run up to drop unwrapped toys on the truck.

annual Burnet Community Thanksgiving Dinner ―11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. Free Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, dressing and more. Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, REC building, 507 Buchanan Drive, Burnet. (512) 756-6109.

Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot 2007 ― Various times Thursday. Race day registration from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Stepping Stone Kids 1K begins at 8:45 a.m., timed and untimed 5-mile races begin at 9:30 a.m., and walkers begin at 9:45 a.m. Free food, live music and children's area with games and activities. Waterloo Park, 403 E. 15th St. $10-$25.

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Georgetown Lighting of the Square ― 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday. The lighting of the courthouse and grounds will be at 6 p.m. Event includes entertainment by the Austin Carolers and refreshments. Williamson County Courthouse, 710 S. Main St., Georgetown. 930-3545,

Chuy's Children Giving to Children Parade ― 11 a.m. Saturday. Children are encouraged to bring a toy to donate to Operation Blue Santa; at a designated time during the parade, the procession will stop so toys can be collected. Parade begins at the Capitol, travels south on Congress Avenue, turns west on Sixth Street and ends at Guadalupe Street.

Mall hours

Barton Creek Square mall ― Closed Thursday. Doors open at 5 a.m. Friday, store hours 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.


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