Spring Break will commence in earnest this weekend, through next week and the following weekend. Visitors to Galveston County, as well as the hospitality business, have a keen interest in what kinds of weather will prevail during that usually busy period.

Overall the outlook is not unpromising, although there may be a few glitches as our spring weather see-saw continues. Currently, cool to mild temperatures, low humidity levels and bright sunny skies are now prevailing in the wake of yesterday's cold front.

This fine weather should continue through tomorrow into early Friday, with increasing clouds, milder temperatures and a slight chance of rain Saturday into Sunday, as winds veer around to the southeast, high pressure moves off to the east and low pressure moves into the Plains. Fortunately, the chances of any heavy rain remain low.

7 day precipitation outlook

As with this week, this warm-up and any rain will be followed by yet another cold front likely to reach the coast by late this Sunday or early Monday. If this holds, early next week could be a virtual carbon copy of this week, though minimum temperature early in the week may be as cool, if not cooler than with this current front and could provide beachgoers with a little more chill than they would prefer.

By late next week into the following weekend, we continue our repetitive weather pattern, with increasing clouds, warmer temperatures and a chance for rain.

In other words, Spring Break weather this year should not be too problematic for visitors, even if it will not necessarily be ideal!

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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Lew Fincher

Thanks once again Stan for your weather knowledge. I always look forward to read your thoughts on the subject as living in a coastal county, can be so important in our daily lives. I also have a great respect for the NWS, but having our own local weather historian who knows of past weather ranges and impact history is a true gift to all of us.
Thanks again!

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