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.

Valerie Wells: 409-683-5246; valerie.wells@galvnews.com

(4) comments

Michelle Aycoth

Really, this is silly.
The Weather Man

Randy Chapman

Valerie Wells wrote:

"Temperatures in much of Galveston County will be below freezing today afternoon as a cold front pushes off the coast and freezing rain pours down, the National Weather Service said."

No Valerie, that is not what the National Weather Service said. The date is for tomorrow, Tuesday.

The sky almost fell a day early.

Gonzalo Gonzalez

I was also confused by the use of "today". I think the article has been posted early but intended to be read tomorrow. So, have a nice nighty-night and read it again tomorrow and it will be completely clear to you.

Jim Forsythe

 As Valerie posted the column about 7p.m ,the only  schools that could be closed are on the 16th , unless you are thinking about night school. She posting it early, so people.would know about the closers before 6am. If she had posted it after midnight, most would not know until the morning.

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