Temperatures Wednesday, rest of work week pushing 80; chance for rain on Valentine’s Day

National Weather Service

National Weather Service

Wednesday forecast for Austin: Wednesday and the rest of the work week should see spring-like conditions in full effect: sunshine, clear skies and high temperatures near 80, the National Weather Service says.

Wednesday’s outlook calls for sunny skies and a high near 76, forecasters say, with light and variable winds kicking up to 5 to 10 mph from the south-southwest in the morning. At night, clear skies continue with a low around 50.

The warmest temperatures of the week may come Thursday, as the predicted daily high is near 79 with south-southwest winds of 5 to 10 mph. The nighttime low is expected to be around 50 with winds diminishing after midnight.

The forecast for Friday calls for a high near 76 with winds shifting from the west to becoming east-southeast breezes in the afternoon, the weather service says. At night, the outlook expects a low around 50 with the southeast wind around 5 mph becoming northerly after midnight as a cold front moves into the area.

Valentine’s Day weekend opens on Saturday with some clouds but mostly sunny skies, with a high near 73, the weather service says. Increasing cloud cover by Saturday night will bring the nighttime low a little higher to around 53. South-southeast winds increase to 10 to 15 mph.

Rain chances crop up in the Valentine’s Day forecast, but only about 20 percent. Expect partly sunny skies, with a high near 73 and south winds of 10 to 15 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers lingers Sunday night under mostly cloudy skies and a low around 55.

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