Sunday’s early morning rain gave way to some clear skies as the afternoon went on, and several Killeen residents headed outside to take advantage of the clear weather and cooler temperatures.
“My sister and I were volunteering over at the senior center and I looked outside and saw the rain had stopped, so I wanted to bring her over to have some fun at the park,” Olivia Winder said. “I thought it was going to rain all day, so its nice that it stopped.”
Olivia and her sister, Shiloh, were on one of the playgrounds at the Lions Club Park in Killeen. Olivia said she tries to go to the park several times each year, and was happy to see the sky clear so she could take her sister.
“When it turned out to be sunny and cool, we both wanted to come out,” she said.
According to the National Weather Service station in Dallas/Fort Worth, the cooler weather should continue into the rest of the week.
Today’s high is expected to be 74 degrees, but a cold front will bring cooler weather for the rest of the week.
“The cold front should be moving through the Killeen area mid- to late afternoon (today),” meteorologist Lamont Bain said. “We are going to have cooler temperatures this week, and overnight lows will be quite a bit lower due to the cold front.”
Tonight’s low is expected to be 43 degrees, and the rest of the week will see lows in the high 30s to low 40s.
Tuesday’s high is expected to be 68 degrees and the low is expected to be 37 degrees. Wednesday should see a high of 62 degrees and a low of 40 degrees. Thursday’s high temperature should be 69 degrees and the day should see a low of 51.
Other Killeen residents were at the park enjoying the respite from the rain.
“We are currently in the process of moving, and we were just getting ready to check into a hotel for the night, but the rain stopped and so we decided to come to the park,” Jeremy Bennett said.
Bennett was at Lions Club Park with his wife and kids, as well as their new puppies.
“We have been here for three months now, so we haven’t been to the park in the summer yet, but the kids are really excited to try out the water park,” he said.