Warmer weather in the Killeen area is bringing high winds, and with those high winds on the way, a burn ban is now in effect for Coryell County.
The outdoor burning ban imposed on Dec. 11 has been reinstated by Coryell County Judge John Firth, and will remain in effect until sunset on Jan. 22, according to a news release. The Commissioner’s Court will reassess the risk of a controlled burn after that date.
Winds could reach as high as 25 miles per hour this week in the Killeen-Fort Hood area, according to the National Weather Service.
Wednesday, the weather will be warm, as the high temperature is going to be around 72 degrees, while the low is 50. Wind gusts will get up to 25 mph however, and that will only increase on Thursday. Though it will be partly sunny, it will be significantly colder Thursday with a high of 56 degrees, a low of 31 and wind gusts as high as 35 mph, according to the NWS.
Those gusts will drop down to 25 mph Thursday night, and then stay between 5 and 15 mph during the day Friday. But on Saturday, the sunny, 47-degree high day will be supplemented with winds as high around 20 mph, according to the NWS. Saturday's low temperature will drop back down to around 25 degrees.
There are no chances of rain through the week, according to the NWS.