Sunshine will be deceptive over the next few days as temperatures stay chilly, according to the National Weather Service.

“It will mostly be just cold and dry,” said Matt Stalley, a meteorologist with the Dallas/Fort Worth NWS office.

The high today is forecast to be 30 degrees, with an overnight low dropping to the midteens.

On Wednesday, the mercury will finally rise above the freezing point, reaching 45 degrees during the day, with sunny skies. The nighttime low is predicted to be 24 degrees.

Thursday will again reach into the mid-40s for a daytime high, with Friday and Saturday in the 50s.

“It will be a little bit less cold through the middle and end of the week,” Stalley said.

There is no predicted chance of precipitation during the week.

For New Year’s Eve, the weather service did not record any measurable precipitation, listing only “mist” that later created a film of ice on many roads. Eventually, that precipitation created a light dusting of snow as the temperature dropped to 22 degrees.

Between 12:01 a.m. and 6 a.m. Monday, a total of 31 calls were received by the Killeen Police Department in reference to vehicle crashes, none serious, according to Ofelia Miramontez, KPD spokeswoman.

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