Isolated showers and storms are in the forecast this week, but they will only provide a temporary break from the heat.
On Sunday, National Weather Service Fort Worth Meteorologist Allison Prater said temperatures will feel cooler today, with highs in the mid-80s and lows in the 70s. That’s by far the coolest day of the week. Things begin to heat back up Tuesday, with temperatures remaining in the upper 80s and mid-90s for the rest of the week.
With recent heat advisories, things have been sunny and drier in the past week than during the first three weeks in July, but temperatures have not yet crept into triple digits this summer, Prater said.
Expect isolated showers throughout the week, with the highest chances for rain in the evening and early morning hours. Prater said storms and showers shouldn’t bring any severe weather, but wind could be a mild concern.
In July, the Killeen area saw at least 2.71 inches of rain, excluding data from July 15-18. The total is well above the average rain totals in July. Prater said the normal outlook is usually .89 inch.
The extra rain has helped keep area lakes full and eliminated the threat of drought.
On Sunday afternoon, Stillhouse Hollow lake was at 622.83 feet, nearly a foot above its normal elevation of 622 feet, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Belton Lake’s reading was 594.78, also nearly a foot above its normal elevation of 594 feet.