Temperatures in much of Galveston County will be below freezing today as a cold front pushes off the coast and freezing rain will pour down, the National Weather Service said.
Several school districts in the county canceled school for today, including Clear Creek, Friendswood, Galveston, Hitchcock, Santa Fe, Texas City and Dickinson.
Other districts had not made announcements. The districts have not announced makeup dates.
Texas A&M University at Galveston is closed today. Only essential personnel are required to report to campus.
University of Houston-Clear Lake and its off-site locations are closed today.
Galveston College is closed today.
College of the Mainland and the University of Texas Medical Branch had not announced any closures by Monday evening.
Ambassadors Preparatory Academy is closed today.
Galveston County offices are closed. Jury duty is canceled today.
All Galveston County Health District offices, including the Animal Resource Center and the Coastal Health and Wellness center, are closed today.
By noon, rain will turn to freezing rain and will push out throughout the evening, meteorologist Molly Merrifield said.
The freezing conditions will be worse on the mainland, she said.
Periods of rain were expected throughout the early morning hours today before turning to freezing rain.
A winter weather advisory will remain in effect for the county through midnight today.
Light accumulations of ice from freezing rain and sleet are possible area-wide, with some snow accumulations possible in the warning area. This will create hazardous travel conditions, the National Weather Service said.