Update: As of 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, no area school districts had provided notice of a delay, and traffic seemed to be flowing well on area highways. There were reports of some icy patches in the Temple area.

Sleet and snow are in the forecast again today for the greater Killeen area.

The National Weather Service predicted a slight chance of snow and sleet until 7 a.m. and a 20 percent chance of snow until 1 p.m. today.

Dennis Cavanaugh, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth, said snow and sleet accumulations probably won’t match the thin blanket that covered the Killeen area during last week’s arctic blast.

Today’s forecast calls for a high around 35 with winds out of the north from 15 to 20 mph. The low tonight is expected to be around 18 with northerly winds from 5 to 15 mph.

Cavanaugh said with temperatures hovering in the mid-60s over the last few days, the impact of sleet or snow on roads will likely be minimal. However, motorists should still drive cautiously on raised roadways or bridges.

Temperatures are expected to warm into the upper 40s on Wednesday, then drop to 29 Wednesday night.

The forecast for Thursday shows a high of 65 with southerly winds from 10 to 20 mph. The low Thursday night will be around 46.

Friday is expected to be mostly sunny with the high around 77 and a low of 52.

Warming shelter open

The city of Killeen will have a warming shelter available at the Killeen Community Center, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd., until noon Wednesday.

Contact Natalie Stewart at nstewart@kdhnews.com or 254-501-7555

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