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5 things to know about the cold front blowing through on Thursday


Forecasters expect a cold front to sweep through Central Texas early Thursday, ushering in pleasant weekend weather. Here are five things to know:

1. Temperatures should drop from near-record highs in the 90s to the 70s. The lows should be in the 50s over the weekend, and might even drop into the 40s Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

2. Wind gusts of up to 30 mph should kick up Thursday afternoon after the front has passed through.

3. The front should also bring light, scattered morning showers. Places that get rainfall should see about a tenth of an inch, with a few places possibly seeing as much as a quarter-inch.

“Not every place is going to see rain,” said Eric Platt, a forecaster with the National Weather Service. But what rain does fall might be enough to make roads slick because the recent dry weather has allowed oil and dirt to accumulate, Platt said.

4. Forecasts call for Thursday’s rainfall to start as early as 6 a.m. — which means the morning commute might be even worse than usual.

5. But the weather for the U.S. Grand Prix and Taylor Swift concert this weekend should be delightful. Long sleeves would be advisable for the nighttime concert.


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