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Posted: Monday, August 20, 2012 4:30 am | Updated: 10:29 am, Fri Jul 26, 2013.

Weekend showers dropped more than 2 inches of rain on Central Texas and helped cool temperatures.

Killeen received 2.11 inches of rain throughout the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. It was the first significant rain in Central Texas this month.

“The combination of a front and upper-level disturbances moved through the area, and these two things, combined with lots of Gulf moisture, resulted in numerous showers and thunderstorms across most of Central Texas,” Dennis Cavanaugh, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service, said Sunday.

Spring and summer are usually wetter seasons in Central Texas, so getting rainfall during what’s typically one of the driest months helps get the state ahead of the game, Cavanaugh said.

“If we don’t get any more rain for two weeks, the temperatures may reach 100,” he said. But, Cavanaugh doesn’t anticipate a streak of triple-digit temperatures anytime soon.

The weekend showers brought the elevation at Stillhouse Hollow Lake to 619.5 feet, a few feet shy of its normal 622-feet elevation, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Belton Lake’s elevation is 591.2 feet, while its normal elevation is 594 feet.

Cavanaugh predicted highs in Central Texas will be in the lower 90s today, with a chance of isolated storms in the afternoon. Tuesday’s temperatures are expected to be in the upper 80s or lower 90s because of an increase in clouds, with a chance of isolated showers as a storm moves from the north.

“We’ll certainly be back to seasonal normals next week as temperatures head back up to the upper 90s,” Cavanaugh said.


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