WEATHER

Killeen got a valentine from the sky Wednesday morning in the form of light rain. But total rain for the month of February has been tough love so far.

Only .09 inches of rain have been recorded for February in Killeen, according to the National Weather Service. In January, Killeen had .03 inches of rain, for a yearly total of 0.12 inches, well below average.

Average rainfall for this time of year is 2.19 inches, according to NWS.

NWS meteorologist Jason Godwin attributed the low levels of precipitation to generally dry conditions, but said the chance for Central Texas to catch up on rain for the month still remains.

“It has been pretty dry,” Godwin said. “Obviously, we still have more February to go. Since we’re about halfway through, you could still consider the possibility for more.”

While much of Central Texas remains in drought conditions, Godwin said Killeen has a comparatively higher rain total than northern areas due to heavier showers. Waco has only recorded about .03 inches for the month, he said.

Surrounding areas are similar to Killeen. Gatesville in Coryell County has recorded .023 inches for the month. The NWS had no data on Lampasas County.

For the week ahead, about a quarter to half an inch of rain might be on the way, according to the forecast. The low temperature Thursday will be around 65 degrees up to a high of 75 degrees.

A cold front Friday night, however, will bring a low temperature around 42 degrees, with high temperature reaching 61 degrees by Saturday.

mpayne@kdhnews.com | 254-501-7553

Herald staff writer

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