Killeen experienced heavy rainfall and scattered showers throughout the day Monday, Oct. 8, 2018.

After scattered rain showers both Sunday and Monday, rain chances were expected to increase today before tapering off tonight and early Wednesday morning.

“Half an inch to an inch of rainfall is expected between (Monday and today) in your area,” Bianca Villanueva with the National Weather Service station in Dallas/Fort Worth said Monday. “The heaviest rainfall is expected (today).”

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a news release earlier Monday ordering the Texas State Operations Center to elevate its readiness level as a severe storm system moves across the state.

Villanueva said the storm is an “upper level system that has been developing the past few days,” but the worst of the weather from the storm should hit to the west of the Killeen area.

Rain chances are expected to rise to 80 percent during the day today before falling to 40 percent this evening. Skies are expected to be mostly clear Wednesday and Thursday before 20 percent rain chances return for the weekend.

The high temperatures are expected to be in the low 80s for the rest of the week while the lows will be in the upper 50s and low 60s.

Precipitation records for the Killeen area show 0.6 inches of rain since the beginning of October. The current lake levels are 589 feet for Belton Lake — down 5feet — and 614.01 feet for Stillhouse Hollow Lake — down 7.99 feet.

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