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Lorena Grado, 23, holds a stuffed bear while walking home on West Sprott Street in Killeen on a cooler Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.

Words like snow and sleet have slipped into the forecast for the Killeen area, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

Light sleet is expected to form after midnight heading into Wednesday morning, and the chance for rain and sleet could persist throughout the day as temperatures remain between 36 and 38 degrees.

No accumulation is anticipated, meteorologist Jesse Moore said.

There could be another chance for rain and sleet overnight into Thursday, which could pose a problem with freezing on bridges and overpasses, he said.

A slight warm-up Thursday is possible with highs near 50.

Temperatures are expected to warm up to highs of 57 on Friday and temperatures in the low- to mid-60s for the weekend.

“It looks as if we will have a very nice weekend,” Moore said.

The area could use some precipitation after the month of November. The Killeen area saw about a half-inch of rain, nearly 2.4 inches below average.

“Killeen received 0.48 inch of rain on Nov. 8 and not much more after that,” Moore said. “The average amount of precipitation for November is 2.88 inches for the Killeen area.”

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