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Fall is in the air for Killeen residents as a late-night cold front Saturday is expected to bring some brisk temperatures to the area this week, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

When 17 family members and friends get together it’s typically to celebrate a wedding, a quinceañera, Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter, but for a local Puerto Rican family within the last week, survival is the occasion.

After a brief cool down last week, temperatures will again climb into the middle and upper 80s during the week ahead, according to the National Weather Service.

Killeen area residents can expect a gray week as partly to mostly cloudy skies dominate the coming week’s weather forecast, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

Though Friday was observed as the first day of fall, the National Weather Service is predicting the Killeen area won’t see lower temperatures until the latter part of next week.

The remaining days of the week are going to feature clear skies with high temperatures hovering around 85 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Before Hurricane Harvey swept through the Houston area, Allie Davis was homeless and pregnant, living in a tent with her husband Jareth. Now, she’s an evacuee staying at a shelter in the old Fairway Middle School in Killeen, 250 miles away from Lake Jackson, the city she called home.

While Bell County did not see the worst of Hurricane Harvey, residents did experience consistent rain showers over the weekend as the area received nearly 2 inches of rain.

Heavy rains that drenched the Killeen-Fort Hood area Sunday night and Monday morning nearly topped the monthly average for the entire month of August, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

After about a third of an inch of rain in the Killeen area on Thursday morning and lesser amounts overnight in nearby cities, the National Weather Service is predicting slight chances of precipitation each day into next week.

The National Weather Service is projecting wet days ahead for Killeen and surrounding areas. The rainfall started early Wednesday morning in the city and to the east, hitting Harker Heights, Nolanville, Temple and Belton.

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.

While many locals have enjoyed mostly clear sunny skies this month, Killeen-area residents may need to keep an umbrella nearby as chances for rain and thunderstorms are expected to last through Tuesday morning.

There is a chance of hazardous storm conditions this weekend, with the possibility of strong gusts and cloud-to-ground lightning, according to the National Weather Service.

There is a good chance the Killeen/Fort Hood area will see scattered showers and thunderstorms today with the chances increasing as the day goes on, according to the National Weather Service in Dallas/Fort Worth.

Despite a busy weekend in Central Texas filled with Rodeo Killeen and Rabbit Fest in Copperas Cove, a chance of thunderstorms is present from Sunday until Tuesday night.