A major outbreak of Arctic air will push into southeast Texas on Sunday, bringing freezing temperatures to most, if not all, of Galveston County by Monday and Tuesday mornings.

Preliminary forecasts call for temperatures in the low 30s by Monday morning and in the mid- to upper 20s on the mainland and around 30 to 32 degrees on the island and along the bay by Tuesday morning. If this happens, it will be the coldest weather seen along the coast since 2011, as no freezing temperatures occurred in Galveston during either 2013 or 2012. A hard freeze cannot be ruled out completely for the northern half of the County with the mercury reaching the mid to low-20s in a few spots.

If there is any good news with this, it is that temperatures should warm up fairly quickly by the mid to later part of this coming week. In addition, some models are calling for damp, fairly mild conditions to linger into next weekend.

Below are some links related to this blog:

48-hour surface forecast map

72-hour minimum temperature 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.

(3) comments

Gary Miller

People up north are wishing Al Gore had been correct.
I enjoyed global warming but it didn't last long enough..

Lars Faltskog

The sea turtles and polar bears want their glaciers back, and they said IHOG left too many carbon footprints.

"A tree is a tree. How many do you need to look at?" - - R.W. "The Gipper" Reagan

Blanca Bell

Stan I read with interest your GCDN columns because you give a thought out opinion instead of a "we are all going to die" forcaste like channel 2's Billingsly

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