The National Weather Service is projecting wet days ahead for Killeen and surrounding areas. The rainfall started early Wednesday morning in the city and to the east, hitting Harker Heights, Nolanville, Temple and Belton.

Cooler temperatures also greeted Killeen-area residents Wednesday.

Wednesday’s high temperature reached 84 degrees, while the low was estimated to be 72 degrees.

Highs in the low 90s are expected today and into the weekend, but that’s still below the triple-digit temps Central Texas was hit with last week.

“Then (today) it looks like you have a 20 percent chance of rainfall and thunderstorms throughout the day, with highs in the low to mid 90s,” meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Dallas/Fort Worth Jesse Moore said.

There is small chance of rainfall each day this weekend and into early next week, with chances fluctuating between 20 and 30 percent. The Killeen area isn’t expected to get anything more dangerous than a thunderstorm and heavy rainfall, however.

The next day without a rain chance is projected to be sometime late next week, according to Moore.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Killeen had received close to an inch of rain.

Burn bans are still in effect for Bell and Coryell counties.

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