AUSTIN (KXAN) — Following the coldest morning we’ve seen in two and a half weeks, a quick warm-up got underway Friday. Temperatures Friday morning were as cold as 31 degrees on the Pedernales River southwest of Fredericksburg. 31 and 32 degree readings were also reported in rural northern Gillespie and southern Llano counties. Readings in the 30s were common in the Hill Country and rural Austin metro counties.
West winds boosted a rapid warming trend that will carry us through the coming weekend. Temperatures warmed as much as 45 degrees Friday afternoon, into the upper 70s and low 80s. Even warmer weather is expected this weekend, with highs in the low to middle 80s. Sunny skies are forecast Saturday and Sunday.
Clouds and humidity will increase Monday ahead of an upper level storm system that could bring some scattered showers and a few thunderstorms to Central Texas Tuesday. Rain totals are not forecast to exceed 0.25″. The system should exit early Wednesday, leaving behind warm, dry weather the rest of the week.
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