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Killeen Community Center opening as warming station for those in need

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Posted at 9:41 AM, Nov 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-12 16:39:54-05

KILLEEN, TX — (UPDATE: November 12, 2019, 3:36 p.m.) The Killeen Community Center will open as a warming station tonight for those needing relief from the weather.

The center will open at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12. It is located at 2201 East Veterans Memorial Blvd.

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With temperatures expected to drop to the mid-20s by Tuesday morning, Killeen announced it will be opening the doors of its Community Center to provide relief from the cold for those seeking warmth.

The Community Center will open at 10 p.m. Monday. City officials say they hope to provide overnight relief from near-freezing weather.

The warming station is meant only to serve as temporary relief and is not operating as a full shelter, according to city officials.

Temperatures are expected to drop Monday afternoon into the 40s with showers likely. By Monday night, temperatures will drop to the 30s, and some areas of Central Texas may even experience a mix of sleet.

By Tuesday morning, temperatures will be in the mid-20s with wind chills in the teens in some areas.

The cold front is also expected to bring strong northern winds to the area, with winds of 20 to 30 mph and gusts up to 40 mph possible. The area is under a wind advisory from 10 a.m. Monday until 6 a.m. Tuesday.

The Killeen Community Center is located at 2201 East Veterans Memorial Blvd.