Following today, the Killeen area won’t see much chance of rain until next week.

The National Weather Service predicts a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms for today. Meteorologist Steve Fano said the forecast doesn’t call for rain until next week beyond that.

Southwest winds will be as high as 15 mph as a slight cold front blows through, but weekly temperatures won’t be drastically affected, Fano said.

Most days this week will be partly cloudy with high in the 60s, he said, rising to the 70s Friday.

“We’re starting to get to spring now,” Fano said. “Days are getting longer, so we’re starting to get warmer temps.”

Areas of Waco down to Killeen are still classified under “severe” drought conditions, according to Fano. Much of Central Texas only saw traces of rain over the weekend, less than a hundredth of an inch. Heavier rain has been recorded in the north, Fano said.

But rain forecasted next week should help to continually aid Central Texas drought conditions, according to the NWS forecast.

Today’s high is 74 degrees with a low of 42.

Tuesday’s high is expected to be 71 with a low of 38.

Wednesday will see a high of 62 and a low of 38.

Thursday’s high is expected to be 68 with a low of 50.

Friday is forecasted to have a high of 75 with a low of 61. | 254-501-7553

Herald staff writer

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