Cold, high pressure, a developing surface low in the Gulf of Mexico and a deep upper-level low tracking across the Texas Panhandle will lead to cloudy, wet, chilly conditions for Galveston County through tomorrow.

The good news is that these systems should move out of our area by the middle of the week and the weather for Thanksgiving looks fairly good, if you don’t mind having dress for somewhat chilly temperatures.

Lows Thanksgiving morning should range from the mid- to upper-30s over inland areas of the county to near 40 at the coast.

Sunshine, however, should help the afternoon temperatures make it into the 50s. Still, this is quite a contrast from last Thanksgiving Day, when the high temperature was 69, following a low of 56.

 24-hour precipitation outlook

 Rain outlook graphic

 Gulf low graphic

 Regional radar loop

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.

(1) comment

Gary Miller

The coldest Thanksgiving in 20 years?
I'll guess Al Gore will claim it's caused by Global Warming.
Since the climate started cooling in 1998 it looks like Peaches might produce again in Galveston county.
Most of them only produce after a winter that has 200 to 400 hours of chilling below 40 Degrees F. Before you replant check the planting tag for how much chilling they need. Most of the low chilling kinds are free stone.

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