Record-setting heat possible this weekend

AUSTIN (KXAN) — As a large ridge of high pressure builds over the southern portion of the US, including over Central Texas, possible record-breaking heat could bake some areas. Austin’s record highs this weekend are 91 degrees Saturday and 90 degrees Sunday. Both will be threatened as late October will feel more like late August.

Temperatures began their upward trend Friday with a high of 85 degrees in Austin. After our anticipated highs of 90 Saturday, and 89 on Sunday (which will challenge record numbers),  will remain well above normal through Monday.

A weak front will move into the area and become stationary Tuesday, bringing temperatures down closer to normal levels. The front will bring a slight chance of showers Tuesday and Wednesday.

Another cold front is expected by Friday (Halloween) morning. The front is expected to bring little chance for rain, but pleasant weather to the area next weekend.

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