FORECAST: Rain clears, breezy and warm Wednesday

March 13, 2019 - 8:36 am
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AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Morning showers and storms will clear out ahead of a breezy and warm Wednesday afternoon.

A line of showers and storms pushed into the I-35 corridor around 7 a.m. Wednesday, and continued to push off to the east. Behind the rain, clouds will decrease and the sun will return, with Austin shooting for a high just below 80 degrees. It will also be a breezy afternoon, with winds out of the west or southwest at 10-20 mph, gusting at times to 30 mph.

Late Thursday, a reinforcing cold front will push through, dropping Friday's high into the upper 50s and setting up a weekend with highs in the lower 60s.

Here's a look at the extended forecast:

REST OF TODAY...Sunny in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

TONIGHT...Cooler. Clear before midnight then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. South winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the west after midnight.

THURSDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

FRIDAY...Cooler. Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s. North winds 10 to 20 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the upper 50s.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the lower 60s.

SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper 60s.

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