Weather

Ellinor Gadison waits for a bus Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at the intersection of East Avenue C and North Fourth Street in Killeen.

Heavy rains that drenched the Killeen-Fort Hood area Sunday night and Monday morning nearly topped the monthly average for the entire month of August, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

Readings at the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport showed the area received 1.82 inches of rain during Sunday’s storms — just 0.05 inches lower than the average rainfall for August.

Rain figures in surrounding areas reached even higher during the storms, according to Jennifer Dunn, with NWS. “Rainfall in the 1.5- to 2-inch range was average for that area,” Dunn said.

More than 500 Oncor customers reported power outages in the Killeen area Monday morning, according to Oncor’s online Outage Map.

The majority of the outages were reported in southwest Killeen in the area of Stan Schlueter Loop and Elms Road and in north Killeen around Westcliff Road and Tripp Trail.

In Temple, two power outages were reported near Hickory Road and Midway Drive.

Both the Bell and Coryell commissioners’ courts temporarily lifted countywide burn bans as storms are expected to linger in the area through Wednesday evening.

The Coryell burn ban will remain lifted until Monday, according to a news release from County Judge John Firth.

According to Dunn, chances of rain will stay at about 30 percent today. On Wednesday, the chances of rain dip to 20 percent during the day and then decrease to zero Wednesday evening.

Dunn said the area will be dry from Thursday to later in the weekend, when rain chances are expected to increase again.

The high today will be in the upper 80s, Dunn said, and will increase throughout the week.

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