Yet another major record fell in Galveston as abnormally warm weather continued over Southeast Texas. The March average temperature of 70.6° went into the record books as the warmest ever since observations began in 1871. This was 7.1° above normal and was actually just slightly above what would be normally expected for April. Dry weather also prevailed across most of the County with Galveston receiving less than ½ the amount of precipitation expected in March and League City measuring almost 1 inch less. With League City receiving only 0.02” and Galveston 0.01” yesterday, the dry spell across the southern part of the County shows no signs of abating.

On the plus side, sunny, spring weather is in our picture for the foreseeable future. A weak cold front brought slight cooling overnight to the County, along with lower humidity levels and sunny skies. While temperatures should rebound this afternoon and on Tuesday, a fairly decent cold front for this time of year will push through by Wednesday, bringing much cooler nights and mild afternoons for the middle to later part of the week.

Even better, the sunny weather looks as though it will prevail through the coming weekend, creating near ideal conditions for outdoor activities!

Stan Blazyk is a life-long weather enthusiast, long-time Galveston resident and author of "A Century of Galveston Weather." He has written the weather blog for the Galveston County Daily News for more than a decade.

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