Chilly start to sunny, mild Friday for top golfers; rain-free Easter weekend

National Weather Service
National Weather Service

Friday forecast for Austin: On this Good Friday, sunshine and mild temperatures await Austin-area students who get the day off as well as for all those headed out to the Austin Country Club to watch the best golfers compete at Dell Match Play this weekend.

Friday begins chilly, with temperatures as low as 43 degrees at Camp Mabry as of 5 a.m., before warming up to a high near 73, the National Weather Service says. Clear skies will continue into the evening, when the nighttime low slips to around 51.

Easter weekend appears to be rain-free, as both Saturday and Sunday should be mostly sunny with temperatures climbing to the mid- to upper 70s, the weather service says.

South winds will continue to bring in moisture and humidity from the Gulf that will act as a blanket at night, keeping the evening low temperature to about 61 degrees on Saturday night. But the humidity will also lead to patchy fog in the morning on Saturday and Sunday.

The winds are expected to shift on Sunday, as warm southerly breezes of 5 to 15 mph become much cooler north winds with gusts as high as 20 mph. The north winds will blow away the humidity at night, sending nighttime temperatures to a low around 47.

By Monday, Austin will warm up to near 75 under sunny skies. North-northeast winds of 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon, the weather service says. At night, skies stay mostly clear, with a low around 52.

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