Temperatures will continue to drop into the 30s tonight and winter-like weather is in the forecast for Sunday.
The predicted high temperature Sunday is 40 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The low is expected to be in the upper 20s.
Those cold temperatures may also contribute to the chance of freezing rain extending from Saturday night into Sunday morning, which could cause hazardous travel conditions on the roadways.
The Texas Department of Transportation was out Thursday evening and again Friday treating roadways, bridges and overpasses in the Killeen area with salt water to prevent ice from forming.
Ken Roberts, TxDot spokesman, said, “This is a pretreatment to hinder the freezing that could take place.”
“We’re trying to be proactive,” Roberts added.
Bridges and overpasses, and the approaches to those sections of roadway would be the first to freeze as the temperature drops, Roberts said. “It may not happen, but we want to be ready in the event that it does.”
The chances of precipitation end by Sunday night, but return again on Tuesday and last through Wednesday. The temperatures will rise through the week, with daytime highs predicted to reach the upper 70s on Thursday.
“The arctic air mass which came through will push off to the east, so we’ll get southerly winds to warm things up,” said Jesse Moore, meteorologist with the NWS Dallas/Fort Worth office.