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FORECAST: Warm, windy day expected to end the week in Austin

Friday forecast for Austin: A warm, windy day will wrap up the week in Austin, according to the National Weather Service.

Skies over the Austin metro area will be partly sunny on Friday with afternoon high temperatures peaking around 87 degrees, forecasters say.

At 6 a.m., temperatures at Camp Mabry were recorded at 72 degrees, and no major weather conditions were expected to complicate the morning commute.

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Meteorologists say the area will likely see sustained winds of up to 10 mph, with isolated gusts of up to 20 mph throughout the day.

A cold front should push through the region overnight into Saturday and send temperatures plunging by more than 10 degrees over the weekend.

The front will also bring around a 30 percent chance of showers on Friday night, and a 20 percent chance through around 1 p.m. on Saturday. 

Afternoon highs at Camp Mabry will likely only reach 72 degrees on Saturday, then 74 degrees on Sunday.

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

  • Friday night: Increasing clouds with a low around 61 degrees and a 30 percent chance for showers.
  • Saturday: Partly sunny with a high near 72 degrees and a 20 percent chance for showers.
  • Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 51 degrees.
  • Sunday: Sunny and windy with a high near 74 degrees.
  • Sunday night: Clear with a low around 50 degrees.
  • Monday: Sunny with a high near 79 degrees.

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