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Bring out the sunscreen: warmest week yet coming to Austin

After the fog clears throughout Monday morning, Austin is set to reach the highest temperatures of 2021 later in the week, with highs in the low 90s starting on Wednesday.


The National Weather Service reports that temperatures will be "well above normal" this week, with a high of 85 degrees on Tuesday. Tuesday will also see a south wind of 10-15 mph with gusts reaching up to 25 mph.



Starting on Wednesday, temperatures will break 90 degrees for the first time this year, according to The Weather Channel. Wednesday will see partly sunny skies with a high of 90 degrees, while Thursday and Friday will be mostly sunny and reach 93 degrees.

Saturday and Sunday will cool slightly but continue the warming trend, with high temperatures in the upper 80s.

This week's weather is much higher than previous years, with the average high for this week being 78 degrees. Thursday's high will be two degrees short of April 8's record high temperature of 95 degrees.

The highest previous temperature in 2021 was 87 degrees on Saturday, March 20.


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