Sunny, mild Friday; flip from heater to A/C this weekend; small chance of rain on primary day

National Weather Service

National Weather Service

Friday forecast for Austin: A chilly start to Friday will give way to sunshine and mild temperatures in the 60s this afternoon, but forecasters expect the weekend to be even warmer. A small possibility of rain early next week might complicate a trip to the polls on Tuesday.

Friday’s outlook calls for sunny skies, with a high near 64. Winds will shift from the north-northeast to become south-southeast breezes in the afternoon, the National Weather Service says. The nighttime should see clear skies with a low around 43.

Clouds may increase over the weekend, but not enough to bring rain just yet, forecasters say: Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 71. At night, skies will turn partly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Sunday’s forecast also calls for partly sunny skies, with a high near 77. But the prevailing south-southwest winds of 10 to 15 mph may see gusts as high as 20 mph. On a mostly cloudy night, the low falls to around 56, the weather service says.

So far, Monday should just be partly sunny, with a high near 78, forecasters say. Clouds increase Monday night, which should keep the evening low a comfortable 61.

On primary day in Texas, the forecast calls for a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Tuesday will see an above-normal high near 75, the weather service says. Skies will clear up at night, and the humidity will diminish, resulting in a nighttime low around 46.