AUSTIN (KXAN) — A mild start to our Friday with most locales in the 50s under a mostly to partly cloudy sky. Patchy fog will mix out quickly by late morning as our next cold front moves through.
This Pacific cold front will be more of a wind-maker than anything else. Expect sustained west/northwest winds to reach 15-25 mph, gusting 30-40 mph. This will lead to an increasing in fire danger and pollen counts… we could even see a little haze due to dust brought in from West Texas.
A slight cool down will be felt Saturday with afternoon highs limited to the 60s. Breezy conditions will linger into the start of the weekend but will not be nearly as strong as what will knock us around Friday.
Sunday looks near-perfect with more sunshine than clouds, 70s, dry skies and light winds.
The extended forecast looks quiet with largely dry weather, a mix of clouds and sun and warmer, more humid than normal conditions next week.
2021 Severe Weather Season
While March is starting quietly weather-wise, this month officially kicks off our local severe weather season. Instances of hail, wind damage and tornadoes typically ramp up in March and peak in May. See the chart below with statistics from our local South-Central Texas National Weather Service office.
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