Locally we are expecting sustained winds of 25-35 mph with gusts of 40-60 mph for several hours. A Wind Advisory is in effect from through 7 p.m. with Gale Warnings out for our coastal waters and bays through 8 a.m. Friday.
Wow! Look at how much the combination of low tide and offshore wind gusts approaching 50 mph is pushing back the Gulf of Mexico! I can't say I've ever seen the water line on Galveston Island pushed that far back.https://t.co/kYz1z4P7gd #txwx pic.twitter.com/Zd9eqqWEDz— Travis Herzog (@TravisABC13) October 28, 2021
Plenty of sun will warm temperatures into the mid 70s.
When will the wind slow down?
Today's winds will calm down with the setting of the sun, so it should be noticeably less windy by 7 p.m. It will stay fairly breezy on Friday with winds gusting around 30 mph. The wind will calm down significantly over the weekend as high pressure moves overhead.
Speaking of the weekend, how does the forecast look?
It looks fantastic! We'll enjoy lots of sunshine with morning lows in the upper 40s/lower 50s and highs in the 70s.
What can we expect for Trick-or-Treat time on Halloween?
It should be nearly perfect with temperatures in the 70s, light winds, and low humidity under a mostly clear sky.
Is there anything of concern in the tropics?
Texas is normally done with hurricane season by mid-October. Chief Meteorologist Travis Herzog explains whyhere. We will continue to monitor the Pacific Ocean for any storms that could curve across Mexico and bring rain to Texas.
Montgomery/Walker/San Jacinto/Polk/Grimes Counties
Fort Bend/Wharton/Colorado Counties
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