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A week after record-breaking heat, Central Texas is set to be hit with an arctic blast that could plunge temperatures into the teens on Valentine's Day weekend.


While the first half of this week will see average temperatures in the 60s, by this Thursday, a strong blast from the northern U.S. is expected to sweep into Central Texas. Highs could drop to the low 50s from Wednesday to Thursday and down to freezing temperatures by Friday.

Austinites can expect a biting cold and cloudy day on Saturday with a high of 42 and low temperatures plunging to 19 degrees. The Weather Channel is predicting two more consecutive days with freezing temperatures and chilly rain next Monday before temperatures begin to rise back up again.

A brisk Valentine's Day is in store for couples and singles alike, who might enjoy staying indoors on Sunday with high temperatures of 38 degrees and a low of 23.

Low temperatures are expected into early next week with chilly rain expected next Monday, until thawing out mid-week.

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