Cold, cloudy weekend with temperatures in the 30s expected

A cold front that passed through San Antonio Thursday morning is expected to cause temperatures in the city to plummet overnight into the 30s, setting the stage for a cool and cloudy Friday and Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

The cold front hit the San Antonio area around the start of the work day Thursday, but the city will likely remain warm through the late afternoon, with a high predicted around 70 degrees, weather service meteorologist Brett Williams said. Temperatures will drop to about 50 by 11 p.m. and will hit their low point, currently predicted around 37, just before sunrise Friday.

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The cold temperatures will continue through Friday and Saturday, which are expected to see highs in the mid 40s. They'll be accompanied by about a 20 percent chance of rain each day.

"We're kind of going to still be locked into this cloudy, dreary pattern that we've been in," Williams said. "We haven't see much of the sun the past few days, and that's going to continue at least through the weekend."

Sunday, temperatures are forecast to rise up to the low 60s, and by Monday they should return to about 70, Williams said.

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