FORECAST: Watch for fog during Wednesday commute; afternoon temps to reach 60s


Wednesday forecast for Austin: A blanket of dense fog sitting over much of Central Texas as of 6 a.m. will eventually burn off, leaving behind cloudy skies and another day of warm temperatures as highs reach into mid-60s, the National Weather Service says. 

However, Central Texas temperatures will take another plunge on the winter weather roller coaster Thursday morning as a cold front pushes through, sending low temperatures plunging down to 35 degrees overnight. 

Gusty winds will bring chillier and drier air from the north, and cap temperatures on Friday at the 50s. 

Thursday’s cold front will be followed by a second dry cold front on Saturday, which will bring a reinforcing shot of cold air that could send temperatures overnight into Sunday back below the freezing mark.

The weather service expects yet another cold front to blow through early next week, bringing only a slim chance of needed rain, computer models show. 

Here are highlights from the weather service’s extended forecast: 

Wednesday: Patchy drizzle and areas of dense fog in the  morning. Otherwise, cloudy with temperatures climbing to near 65 and a low around 55.

Thursday: A morning cold front will clear the clouds, leaving behind cooler temperatures and gusty winds. High of 65 degrees and a low around 35.

Friday: Sunny with a high near 58 and a low around 33. 

Saturday: Another dry cold front pushes through, leaving sunny skies. High near 52 and a low around 27. 

Sunday: Sunny with a high near 50 and a low around 37.


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