AUSTIN -- A ridge of high pressure centered over the four corners states allowed for record-breaking heat Friday and featured the hottest temperature since August 10, 2012.
Friday’s record highs were 106° at Camp Mabry (beating the old record of 104 set back in 1923) and 104° at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (beating the old record of 103 set back in 1956).
It will be just as hot on Saturday, with a record-tying high of 105° at ABIA (106° is the record at Camp Mabry).
The dominating ridge of high pressure will weaken and move west by Sunday, allowing for a rare June front to move into Central Texas. The front will be the focus of a few showers Saturday night and Sunday. It should be slightly cooler Sunday afternoon, with highs back in the upper 90s.
The weather pattern changes next week, with upper level winds from the north and average highs in the mid 90s returning.
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