AUSTIN, Texas – A very warm week wraps up with the Capital City’s hottest temperatures since October, rivaling daily record highs. Fortunately, this taste of summer won’t last too long!
Our Friday forecast calls for highs around 95-98 this afternoon, putting us very close to the record of 96 in the metro and 94 at the Austin Airport, both from 2003. The normal high this time of year? Only 82.
Abundant sunshine and higher sun angles mean a sunburn can happen pretty quickly. Be sure to wear some sunscreen if you’re going to be outdoors for even as little as 15 minutes.
We can thank all that sun plus gusty, very dry winds from the southwest for our Friday heat.
A cold front is on the way, however, coming to the rescue by this evening with a shift in the winds to the north. The rain chance is very minimal at only 10 percent.
It’ll be a cool, dry breeze tonight with lows dipping into some 50s for many areas, with a low close to 60 in town to start Saturday.
We’re planning on abundant sunshine through the weekend, with Saturday highs in the low 80s. Sunday morning will be even cooler with widespread 50s at sunrise, giving way to daytime highs in the mid 80s.
Temps will trend warmer early next week, likely back into some 90s by Tuesday ahead of a Wednesday cold front. It’ll bring our next notable chance for rain.
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