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Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 8:51 am

Heavy rains, lightning and thunderstorms caused scattered power outages after they rolled through Central Texas Monday and this morning.

According to Oncor, the storm caused less than 100 power outages in Killeen, Harker Heights and Copperas Cove.

"We really came out on top," said Carl Green, an Oncor spokesman.

The majority of the outages took place Monday afternoon and were located in Killeen and Cove, Green said.

"Harker Heights really only had one or two outages," Green said.

Hillary Shine, a Killeen spokeswoman, said the storm did not cause any major damage in the city.

Local residents can expect the stormy weather to continue.

Today's forecast calls for a 60 percent chance of heavy rain. A hazardous weather warning for the region stated there is a chance for severe storms this afternoon and evening that could produce large hail and "damaging downburst" winds. 

There is also a flash flood warning for Bell County until 1 p.m. today.

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