Sunny weather

A woman plays with her dog under sunny skies Monday, March 12, 2018, in Killeen.

A steady warming trend is in store for the Killeen area this week.

The National Weather Service said highs will start around the mid-60s as area schools are closed for spring break. Those temperatures will climb to the mid-70s by Thursday, and possibly to the low 80s, according to meteorologist Jason Godwin.

Godwin said Killeen and surrounding areas have a dry week ahead. About a 20 percent chance of rain is slated for Friday evening, continuing into the weekend, but substantial precipitation isn’t likely for the coming week, he said.

“There might be a few showers here and there, but no real high chances for this week,” Godwin said.”

Some areas of Central Texas are experiencing severe drought conditions, according to the Texas Drought Monitor.

Godwin warned of potentially heightened danger for wildfires. Conditions around Killeen remain relatively dry,

Killeen recorded just over an inch of rain last month, despite the late February downpours. Areas in the north and east saw higher amounts of precipitation.

Today’s high is expected to be 66 with a low of 39.

Wednesday will see a high of 69 and a low of 50.

Thursday’s high is expected to be 73 with a low of 61.

Friday is forecasted to have a high of 84 with a low of 61. | 254-501-7553

Herald staff writer

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