WEATHER

The rain may have ended for today, but chances for more will continue through Saturday before the area sees a brief respite from wet conditions.

The National Weather Service predicts any additional rain for today will be to the north of the Killeen area.

The NWS forecast includes some heavy rain possible on Saturday, with the potential for gusty winds. The temperature will be considerably higher than in recent days, reaching the low 70s.

"Once we get past Saturday afternoon, those rain chances will go down," said Lamont Bain, meteorologist with the NWS Dallas/Fort Worth office.

Rain should end Saturday night, according to the forecast. Sunday and Monday will be sunny and pleasant, with highs in the mid 60s.

Chances of rain return on Tuesday, with a 40 percent chance of precipitation rising to a 50 percent chance on Wednesday.

Thursday's forecast is predicted to be sunny with a high in the upper 60s.

The amount of rain received from Monday to Friday morning at Skylark Field was .85 inches.

The official NWS rain gauge at the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport measured .78 inches from Monday through Friday morning.

The rain gauge at Stillhouse Hollow Lake showed 1.57 inches of rain from Monday through Thursday morning.

A total of 50 calls were received by the Killeen Police Department involving traffic accidents from midnight Tuesday through 9 a.m. Friday, according to Ofelia Miramontez, KPD spokeswoman. "Our reporting system does not specify if a crash occurred due to the weather," she added.

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