WEATHER

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.

Jesse Moore, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth, also said temperatures for the coming week will be cooler than normal.

The high in the Killeen-Fort Hood area on Thursday was 88 degrees, as registered at Fort Hood’s Robert Gray Army Airfield.

“Usually, we have highs between 95 and 96 degrees this time of year,” Moore said. The average high predicted for the next few days will be closer to 90 degrees.

Moore said a high-pressure area is causing the West Coast to see exceptionally hot weather, where the air mass that produces triple-digit heat usually sits over the Plains.

“They’re looking at temperatures above 105 degrees in Portland,” Moore said. “That’s quite a shock to their system.”

Overnight lows for the next week in Killeen will run in the low to mid-70s.

Daily rain chances of 20 to 30 percent includes a slight likelihood of isolated thunderstorms through next Wednesday. Thursday should see a break in the prospect of rain, which returns next Friday.

Despite the potential for moisture, a burn ban in Bell and Coryell counties remains in effect.

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