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Published on February 26, 2024
Austin's Weather on a Whiplash From Nearly 90 Degrees to Chilly 50s in a Midweek ShiftSource: X/NWS Austin/San Antonio

Austin is gearing up for a temperature rollercoaster this week, with highs nearly hitting 90 degrees before a strong cold front knocks the heat down a peg. On Monday, the city woke to some patchy fog which cleared up before locals and visitors alike were treated to partly sunny skies and a high teetering near the 88-degree mark, according to the National Weather Service.

Today's temperatures were complemented by a south wind blowing at 5 to 10 mph, with gusts reaching up to 20 mph, tonight's not looking too shabby either, with a partly cloudy evening and lows around 65. Come Tuesday, folks can expect more clouds overhead but still, the temps will remain high sadly, a bit too close for comfort to the unseasonable warmth today with highs in the upper 80s.

It's all change midweek, however, a strong cold front is barreling down from the north early Wednesday—forcing temps to plummet from the 70s in the morning to the lower 50s by afternoon. Winds are also expected to pick up, with the possibility of spot showers on Thursday, though significant rain seems out of the cards, as reported by KXAN.

Thursday itself will bring the chill, setting in with lows in the 40s and highs struggling to break past the upper 50s, but worry not, as the cold snap isn't due to last, by the weekend temperatures are set to recover, with Friday seeing highs of around 72 and the mercury rising again Saturday to a much toastier 81 degrees, with nights remaining comparatively mild, mostly cloudy skies will cover the city during the nighttime but thankfully, that'll be the extent of Austin's weather woes, as per the National Weather Service.

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