Thursday forecast for Austin: The National Weather Service says patchy fog and drizzle should make Thursday’s morning commute challenging for drivers across the Austin metro area, but the cloudiness should give way to sunshine and a high temperature near 84, which is several degrees warmer than normal.
A 20 percent chance of showers before 1 p.m. remains in the forecast for Thursday as a weak cold front arrives in Central Texas bringing north winds. Overnight, rain chances continue but the low temperature sinks to around 56.
Rain chances increase to 30 percent on Friday as cooler conditions prevail: Temperatures should top out around 67, with north-northeast winds of 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph, the weather service says. At night, with humidity levels dropping, a chill will set in, lowering temperatures to around 46. North winds of 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph, will persist, forecasters say.
The weekend will be sunny and mild, with highs in the 70s and winds easing to around 5 to 10 mph.
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