Thursday forecast for Austin: A cool morning — it’s 56 as of 6 a.m. at Camp Mabry in Central Austin — will develop into a pretty hot day, as sunshine and warm south-southwest winds from Mexico push temperatures up to near 85 degrees, the National Weather Service says. At night, forecasters expect mostly clear skies but the southerly breezes will turn into north winds after midnight as the evening low temperatures drop to around 55 degrees.
Friday’s outlook calls for partly sunny skies with a high near 80. The north-northeast winds of 5 to 10 mph will become east winds in the afternoon, the weather service says. At night, clouds start to gather but the evening low is expected to remain a cool 56 degrees.
Forecasters have given Saturday a 20 percent chance of experiencing showers and thunderstorms as skies turn mostly cloudy and temperatures peak near 78. That night, the sky will continue to be mostly cloudy, but temperatures should slip no lower than about 61 degrees, the weather service says.
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms persists on Sunday, forecasters say. Mostly cloudy skies and a high near 79 will be joined by south winds of 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph., the weather service says. At night, rain chances increase to 30 percent, but temperatures will drop only to around 68 degrees. South winds of 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph, could ease the increased mugginess.
Monday’s outlook calls for a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms under partly sunny skies. Temperatures are expected to reach near 85 with southwest winds of 5 to 10 mph.
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