To few people’s surprise, this week is going to be hot.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is warning area residents to be prepared for Texas summer temperatures, and to take precautions to stay safe as temperatures and heat indexes hit 100 degrees and above in many parts of the state this time of year.
Central Texas residents hoping to beat the heat received a welcome respite in the form of a short rainstorm Sunday afternoon that brought cooler temperatures and a slight breeze to the area.
NEW ORLEANS — Tropical Storm Cindy formed Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico, hovering south of Louisiana as it churned tides and spun bands of heavy, potentially flooding rain onto the central and eastern Gulf Coast.
Nearly 1,900 customers were without power, Oncor electric company reported Monday morning, after rain showers, thunder and lightning rolled through the Killeen area.
It's still technically spring but hot and humid Central Texas weather has already arrived.
Tuesday’s storms in the Killeen area were expected to clear out after a cold front moves through overnight, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.
Residents will need to keep their umbrellas near as more rain is expected in the Killeen area today after rain overnight Sunday.
Check the skies before you leave the house this weekend because thunderstorms and rain are likely in the Killeen-Fort Hood area, according to the National Weather Service.
Cloudy skies with chances of rain — and a small chance of severe storms — are expected to blanket the Killeen area for the next week, forecasters say.
There is a small chance that storms will pass over the Killeen area this afternoon, but they are more likely to hit to the north and west of the city, according to the National Weather Service in Dallas/Fort Worth.
Heavy rain storms and possible thunderstorms are expected to roll through the Central Texas and Bell County areas around 1 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service station in Dallas/Fort Worth.
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms with gusts up to 20 mph is anticipated Easter Sunday for the Killeen-Fort Hood area, according to the National Weather Service.
FORT HOOD — The vehicle reported to have been swept away by high water Tuesday was located but the person was not, post officials said in a news release.
UPDATE: As of 6 a.m. Sunday, one traffic light outage was reported at the intersection of Veterans' Memorial Boulevard and Eighth Street, according to police spokeswoman Ofelia Miramontez. There have also been five vehicle crashes so far that police could have been caused by the inclement weather.
Hazardous weather conditions are anticipated to carry over from Thursday night into Friday, continuing with gusts that could reach 40 mph, according to the National Weather Service.
As Killeen-area schoolchildren are on spring break this week, today’s high may not reach 60 degrees, but high temperatures are expected to remain in the high 60s to low 70s later in the week.
Those in the Killeen area may want to seek indoor activities this weekend as rain was expected to roll in late Friday and could last through early Sunday morning.
With rainy weather comes slick road conditions, which had negative results for some Killeen drivers Saturday.
Central Texas was hit seven years ago with a snowstorm that left 5 inches of the white stuff on the ground, but that is not the case year.
Thunderstorms are expected to accompany morning motorists today, as Sunday night’s 100 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms carries over into today.
The weather for the Killeen area is not looking good Sunday, with the possibility of severe thunderstorms bringing hail, high winds and possible tornadoes, according to the Fort Worth National Weather Service.