Three motorists travel down Florence Road outside the Herald offices Tuesday. A cold front brought rain to the Killeen area.

UPDATE: The Killeen Community Center will open as a warming station at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday for those in need, according to Killeen spokeswoman Hilary Shine.

A cold front brought rain and cold with drastic temperature changes to the Killeen area.

The highest recorded temperature at the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport Monday was 81 degrees, according to Sarah Barnes, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

The lowest recorded temperature at the airport Tuesday morning was 38 degrees, a difference of 43 degrees, Barnes said.

The forecast shows the high temperature for Tuesday at only 45 degrees.

Rain moved into the area Monday night causing wet conditions for commuters. Barnes said there is not much of a threat of flash flooding. The biggest concern was slick roads due to the rain.

At least three accidents occurred Tuesday morning on Interstate 35 and Interstate 14.

Around half an inch of rain is expected today. Precipitation should stop between noon and 3 p.m. Tuesday, Barnes said. As the day progresses, the roads should dry up before Wednesday morning's potential freezing temperatures. 

Low temperatures Wednesday are expected to be around 30 degrees.

The forecast shows mostly sunny to sunny skies the remainder of the week as temperatures are expected to stay in the mid-50s and mid-60s.

High and low temperatures through Sunday for the Killeen area, according to the National Weather Service:

  • Tuesday: High 45, Low 30 - decreasing rain chances
  • Wednesday: High 55, Low 33
  • Thursday: High 57, Low 38
  • Friday: High 68, Low 46
  • Saturday: High 66, Low 44
  • Sunday: High 66, Low 46 - 20% chance of rain in the evening.


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