For Randa Daude, owner of Oma’s Garden Pflanzen, rainy days are good for business.
“We’re so happy to have the rain. It’s good for us,” she said. “The true gardeners know that when it rains in the fall, that’s the best time to plant so they come and buy, even in the rain.”
Heavy rainstorms can slow business down, but rain events like the one over the weekend and through Monday don’t have much of an effect, Daude said.
“We need the water so badly that we’re willing to put up with a little inconvenience.”
Joe Harris, National Weather Service meteorologist, said 2.95 inches of rain was recorded across Killeen from weekend showers that continued into Monday.
He said 2.28 inches of rain were dumped at Robert Gray International Airport in Killeen on Saturday, 0.65 inches on Sunday and 0.02 inches on Monday.
Skylark Field recorded 0.62 inches over the weekend, Temple’s Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport received 0.24 inches over the weekend and 0.13 inches Monday.
Harris said the area’s rainfall totals are below normal for the month.
NWS forecasts an 80 percent chance of rain today, with showers expected after 1 p.m. ahead of a cold front that will drop temperatures into the upper 50s and lower 60s Wednesday.
Harris said the rainfall isn’t expected to cause flash flooding in the greater Killeen area.