WEATHER

Residents in the Killeen area saw nearly as much rain in a 24-hour period as they did the whole month of November, according to the National Weather Service at Fort Worth.

The area received 0.45 of an inch of rain for a 24-hour period on Wednesday into Thursday morning. Last month, the area experienced just under half an inch of rain for the entire month.

Nolanville residents saw a little more, reporting 0.55 inch of rain on Wednesday into Thursday morning.

There were also reports of sleet in Bell County on Wednesday and Thursday.

“There was a slight chance of a rain/snow mix Thursday night into Friday morning,” National Weather Service meteorologist Bianca Villaneuva said Thursday morning. “We don’t expect to see any accumulations.”

Meteorologist Matt Bishop said the rainfall would not likely affect Bell County’s moderate drought conditions, which were reported by the U.S. Drought Monitor last month.

“Overall, the outlook through the winter is above normal temperatures and below normal rainfall,” Bishop said. “There’s no real significant effect from this precipitation.”

Temperatures Friday morning are expected to be below freezing at 28 degrees.

But there is a warm-up in the future.

Highs on Friday are expected to be in the mid-50s and in the low to mid-60s for Saturday and Sunday.

The high temperature for Monday is expected to be near 70, but a weak cold front is expected to drop temperatures nearly 10 degrees on Tuesday.

Villaneuva said the average high in Killeen this time of year is 62 degrees.

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