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Cold front incoming: Temperatures to drop after 80 degree Friday

Another warm December day today will be followed by a cold front. (Laura Figi/Austonia)

The warm December weather is about to be disrupted this weekend with temperatures dropping to a low of 39 over the weekend.

The past two weeks, Austin has had some record hot days for this time of year, including Thursday's new 82-degree record. Friday won't look too different with a high of 80 degrees, likely to feel warmer. But like last weekend, a short-lived cold front will roll through over the weekend.

As showers and thunderstorms are expected to hit Austin, temperatures will drop down to 57 degrees Friday night. While it may not feel so chilly Saturday morning, temperatures will go from 69 degrees midday to 54 by 5 p.m. And with the cold front and rain will come strong gusts of wind up to 30 mph. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch are possible, according to the National Weather Service.

Saturday night will be a cold one with temperatures dropping to 39 degrees. Then rain could return Sunday with a 30% chance of showers; temperatures will see a high of 51 and low of 40.

The cool temps will stick around through early next week but the NWS says the warm weather should return soon after.


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