Thanksgiving week will be pleasantly cool in Galveston County, as temperatures are predicted to stay in the 60s throughout the next seven days.
Clouds over the county will clear throughout the week, leading to a possibly sunny Thanksgiving and temperatures in the 70s going into the weekend, according to the National Weather Service in League City.
County temperatures plummeted on Saturday night, as a cold front from the west reached the Texas coast, and prompted gale warnings off shore.
Rain is possible today, but other than that, things look pretty clear, said Sean Luchs, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in League City.
“We’ll do a slow warm-up in the middle of the week and then it will cool down again,” Luchs said. “It should be pretty sunny on Thanksgiving.”
Most significantly, there’s no warnings for severe weather in any parts of the country, which should be a relief for travelers who are heading out of town.
One significant group is predicting that Wednesday will be among the most traveled days in recent memory.
AAA predicts that more than 50 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles away from their homes this Thanksgiving. That’s a 3 percent increase over last year’s projection.
In the Houston area, the worst time to travel is on Wednesday between 5:45 p.m. and 7 p.m., although roads are expected to be busy all day, according to AAA. Traffic is expected to be heavy again on Saturday, as people begin making their ways home.
The only places at risk for snow for Thanksgiving are places that probably want it, Luchs said.
“If anyone’s heading out to do some skiing in the Rockies this week, they should have some nice fresh snow for them,” Luchs said.