Julie Phillips: Very warm air returns by the weekend

Look for highs near 90 degrees Saturday

POSTED: 6:32 AM Mar 14 2013   UPDATED: 8:36 AM Mar 14 2013
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.