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Julie Phillips: Very warm air returns by the weekend

By Anthony Domol, adomol@ktxs.com
Published On: Mar 14 2013 06:32:43 AM CDT
Updated On: Mar 14 2013 08:36:08 AM CDT

ABILENE, Texas -

We are tracking a warm up that will continue through the first part of this weekend with highs expected to be nearly 20 degrees above average.

We should see lots of sunshine with breezy south winds at 15-20 mph heating usup to around 80 degrees on Thursday.

It will be clear and mild Thursday night with temps staying in the mid 50s with south winds at 10-15 mph.

A ridge of high pressure on the west coast continues to work east allowing temps to continue to warm across Texas through Saturday.

Friday we will see highs in the mid 80s with south winds blowing at 15-25 mph.

Temperatures will peak on Saturday in the upper 80s with a mostly sunny sky and windy conditions.