FORECAST: Partly sunny skies, temperatures in mid-80s in Austin on Thursday


Thursday forecast for Austin: Partly sunny skies are expected in Austin on Thursday with afternoon highs topping out at around 85 degrees.

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures at Camp Mabry were recorded at 70 degrees around 6 a.m., and no major weather conditions were expected to affect the morning commute.

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Forecasters also are expecting partly sunny skies on Friday before chances for showers and thunderstorms increase in the area overnight into Saturday.

The outlook calls for a 30 percent chance for rain on Friday night, then a 20 percent chance before 1 p.m. on Saturday as a cold front moves through the Austin metro area.

According to the weather service, daytime highs after the cold front passes will only reach around 74 degrees on Saturday and Sunday, but storms should be clear of the region by Saturday night.

Here’s a look at the forecast through the weekend:

  • Friday: Partly sunny with a high near 86 degrees.
  • Friday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 62 degrees and a 30 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms.
  • Saturday: Partly sunny with a high near 74 degrees and a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms before 1 p.m.
  • Saturday night: Mostly clear with a low around 51 degrees.
  • Sunday: Sunny with a high near 75 degrees.
  • Sunday night: Clear with a low around 48 degrees.


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