Despite a heavy shower over the weekend, no more rain is expected for at least a week, said Dan Shoemaker, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service.

Radar in Bell County estimated the area received between 1.5 and 2 inches of rain late Saturday night and early Sunday morning during a storm that passed through Central Texas, Shoemaker said. Those totals are typical for this time of year, especially with spring starting March 20.

It’s that time of year when thunderstorms start rolling through, he said.

“Fortunately there weren’t any severe weather warnings needed in the area and we haven’t received any reports of severe weather either,” Shoemaker added.

Temperatures throughout the week are expected to be near freezing in the mornings, warming up to highs in the 60s today and in the 70s the rest of the week. The weekend will warm up to the low 80s during the day.

“It’s about as perfect as it can get — mild and dry,” Shoemaker said.

Aside from the weekend showers, no more rain is expected in the seven day horizon.

“It’s spring, so there will be plenty of opportunity (for rain), but that was it for now,” he said.

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