Sunny Day

Friday's sun in Killeen won't last through the weekend, as rain is anticipated to return, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

After the sunshine, abnormal amounts of rain for the month of December in Killeen will likely continue this weekend.

Anywhere from 1 to 2 inches could come by New Year’s Day, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. The rainy weather, however, won’t pose threats of severe weather as seen this past week.

The Killeen area has received 3.6 inches in rain so far in December, according to meteorologist Steve Fano. Normal accumulation is around 2.43 inches, he added.

For the year, Killeen has accumulated 29.73 inches, according to Fano.

“December is usually one of the drier months for the area,” Fano said. “It’s not really typical for this time of year, but we could pick up another 1 to 2 inches.”

Outside of being a nuisance, Fano said, the weather isn’t expected to cause any difficulties with travel. Rain that shortly followed Christmas affected more than 400 flights across the state, according to the Associated Press. They were either delayed or canceled.

On Wednesday, five arrivals to the Killeen Municipal Airport were cancelled due to the weather, according to Killeen Spokeswoman Hilary Shine. These included four from Dallas and one from Houston.  Additionally, three departures from Killeen to Dallas were cancelled.

On Thursday,  two departures were cancelled as a result of aircraft not being able to arrive the night prior due to weather. They were from Dallas and Houston.

Saturday’s forecast calls for a high of 42 with a low of 36.

Sunday is expected to have a high of 44 and a low of 39.

The high on New Year’s Eve is expected to be 61 with a low of 33.

The forecast on New Year’s Day calls for a high of 43 with a low of 28.

Stillhouse Hollow Lake’s water level is more than 6 feet above normal elevation, and Belton Lake is nearly 4 feet above normal, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website.

mpayne@kdhnews.com | 254-501-7553

Herald staff writer

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