The National Weather Service on Monday issued a “hazardous weather outlook” for many Central Texas counties lasting all week, including Bell, Coryell and Lampasas.

On Monday, many folks in the region experienced scattered rainfall throughout the day that was predicted to last into today, according to the National Weather Service.

Jason Godwin, a National Weather Service meteorologist, said the rain showers that fell Monday were expected to develop again overnight Monday and continue into today, when there is a 70 percent chance of rain.

Rainfall totals as of 5 p.m. Monday were about an inch of rainfall in Killeen and less than a tenth of an inch in surrounding areas, Godwin said.

The National Weather Service said in its advisory that people should be on the lookout for minor flooding of streets and low-lying areas.

“The main threat will be from heavy rain, but a storm or two may contain gusty winds,” according to the National Weather Service.

The cause of the rain was low pressure and tropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico that meteorologists predicted will not budge for most of the week.

Bell County is listed as under a “severe drought” as of Aug. 28, before the Monday rainfall, according to the National Integrated Drought Information System at Drought.gov.

Emily Hilley-Sierzchula is reporter for the Killeen Daily Herald. Reach her at emilys@kdhnews.com

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