NWS graphic on potential severe weather

NWS graphic on potential severe weather

Another upper-level system due to impact the area late Tuesday into Wednesday may bring more precipitation to Galveston County than the storms that roared through Texas Saturday night, producing a deadly tornado in Canton, Texas along with strong winds and heavy rains across a large portion of the state.

While parts of Texas felt the brunt of this system, the impact in Galveston County was relatively minor. Certainly rain totals were modest, mostly averaging less than a tenth of an inch across the County.

The system due around the middle of this week, however, promises to produce more substantial amounts of rain as the upper-level system and another spring cold front moves into the area. We may again see brisk southerly winds, rough seas and elevated tides by mid-week, though models are suggesting that sustained winds may be a little lower than the 30-mph wind speeds and 37-mph gusts observed along the coast.

Still, with more thunderstorm activity, strong gusts and some severe thunderstorms cannot be ruled out. After all, spring is the windiest time of year (on average) in Galveston County for a good reason!

7 day precipitation outlook

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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