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Forecast: Summertime heat is making a comeback

The latest forecast from the KVUE Storm Team.

AUSTIN, Texas — Friday brings mostly sunny skies and only a 10% chance of rain as the area of low pressure that's kept us stormy this week shifts west and an area of high pressure builds in from the southeast. Highs will be in the mid-90s. 

The warming trend continues with lots of sunshine this weekend. High pressure will lock in upper 90s for both Saturday and Sunday, but keep in mind that feels-like temperatures will be around 105 degrees. Make sure you're staying hydrated, listening to your body and taking breaks from the sun if you're outside for an extended period of time. 

The warmup doesn't stop this weekend. Monday could bring our next 100-degree day in Austin. We've only recorded one so far this year at Camp Mabry (June 14) and, by this time last year, we had already recorded 15 triple-digit days. So, we're off to a slow start with the extreme summertime heat this year. 

Air quality is expected to be negatively impacted over the next few days and into the weekend. We are currently monitoring a "moderate" on the air quality index, most likely due to smoke from wildfires. As we head into the weekend, another plume of Saharan dust is expected to move into Central Texas. This dust could linger into the beginning of the workweek.

FRIDAY:
Mostly sunny with a 10% chance of morning rain. South wind at 5 to 10 mph.
HIGH: 96° 

SATURDAY:
Mostly sunny skies and hot. South wind at 5 to 10 mph.
HIGH: 97°


SUNDAY: 
Mostly sunny and hot. South wind at 5 to 10 mph.
HIGH: 99° 

SEVEN-DAY FORECAST:

Credit: KVUE

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