Friday forecast for Austin: Austin hit 83 degrees on Thursday, matching the daily heat record for Feb. 11. We might not match or surpass any heat records on Friday, but the sunshine and above-normal warmth that we’ve seen for several days will continue, according to the National Weather Service.
Morning commuters could see some patchy fog Friday, primarily east of the I-35 corridor, in Fayette and Bastrop counties. The fog will give way to sunny skies and a high near 78. Calm winds will become light northerly breezes of about 5 mph, the weather service said. At night, clear skies continue with a low around 46.
Clouds will increase Saturday after a weak cold front brings daily high temperatures down to near 66. At night, skies become mostly cloudy with a balmy evening low around 52.
If you are running in the Austin Marathon on Sunday morning, the weather service says it expects a 20 percent chance of showers before noon. The outlook for the rest of Valentine’s Day calls for partly sunny skies, a high near 73 and south winds of 5 to 15 mph. At night, higher humidity will keep things balmy with an evening low temperature of around 55, the weather service says.
Austin schools are closed on Monday, so kids will probably be happy to know the forecast for their day off calls for sunny skies with a high near 74. The dry air will makes things chillier at night, as the evening low drops to around 47, the weather service says.
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