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Posted: Friday, February 12, 2010 12:00 pm | Updated: 9:09 am, Thu Aug 16, 2012.

By Jade Ortego

Killeen Daily Herald

Eight out of 11 scheduled flights from Killeen were canceled Thursday due to snowfall in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

All flights bound for the Dallas-Fort Worth area were canceled; those heading to Houston and Atlanta went off on time, said John Sutton, executive director of aviation services at the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport.

"What we tell all of our passengers every day is, regardless of the weather, you really ought to contact your airline," Sutton said.

The Dallas-Fort Worth area received more than 7 inches of snow, the National Weather Service said. Hundreds of flights were canceled at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on Thursday.

Temperatures in the low 30s were forecast for the Killeen area Thursday night, with a 90 percent chance of rain.

Forecasters said light snow was possible after midnight, but little or no accumulation was expected. Clear skies were forecast for the weekend.

Today should be mostly cloudy, with the high expected around 42. Early morning winds, up to 10 miles an hour, might drop the temperature down to 19 to 24 degrees, said Troy Marshall, a meteorological technician at the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

Tonight should be partly cloudy, with the low around 32.

Saturday's high is expected to reach the upper 50s with sunny skies. The low should be in the mid-40s.

"It should be pretty nice," Marshall said.

Partly sunny skies are forecast for Sunday, with temperatures reaching into the 50s and then dropping into the low 30s at night.

Contact Jade Ortego at jortego@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7553. Follow her on Twitter at KDHcourts.

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