ABILENE, Texas -

We will be looking at near record heat on Friday with highs expected to soar into the mid 80s.

It will be sunny and windy on Friday with southwest winds blowing from 15-25 mph.

A clear sky and breezy south winds will keep temperatures in the low 60s.

We keep it mostly sunny on Saturday with highs near 90 degrees and strong southwest winds from 20-25 mph.

A weak cold front will try and make its way through the Big Country Saturday evening keeping temperatures in the low to mid 70s for St. Patrick's Day.

A little bit more cloud cover is expected on Sunday, but any wet weather should remain in East Texas.