More showers rolled across the already soggy coastal areas of Galveston County this morning. Even before these latest rains, Galveston had measured 9.22 inches of rain, giving the Island city its wettest June since 2004 when 10.98 inches of rain were recorded. While inland areas of the County have had ample precipitation for the month, League City’s total June rain of 5.64 inches is just about normal for June.

At any rate, I know a number of residents are more than eager for a change to more typical early summer weather, especially with a weekend and the 4th of July looming. Certainly, those hoping to attract tourists are hoping to see an end to damp conditions, the persistently high tides and dangerous rip currents that have prompted warnings along the coast:

Beach Hazards Statement

The good news is that the upper-level weakness over the Gulf of Mexico and the surface low and trough along the Texas coast should gradually shift east as high pressure builds back into the region. This should set the stage for more sunshine, lower rain chances and more typical summer conditions as we move into July and the Holiday.

Weather Blogger

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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