Galveston Bay Marine Forecast
|Rest Of Today...Northwest Winds Around 5 Knots, Becoming South Around 5 Knots This Afternoon. Bay Waters Smooth. Isolated Showers And Thunderstorms This Afternoon.|
|Tonight...Southwest Winds Around 5 Knots, Becoming West After Midnight. Bay Waters Smooth. Isolated Showers And Thunderstorms.|
|Monday...North Winds Around 10 Knots, Becoming Northeast In The Afternoon. Bay Waters Smooth To Slightly Choppy.|
|Monday Night...Northeast Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Bay Waters Slightly Choppy.|
|Tuesday...Northeast Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Bay Waters Slightly Choppy.|
|Tuesday Night...Northeast Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Bay Waters Slightly Choppy.|
|Wednesday...Northeast Winds 15 To 20 Knots. Bay Waters Choppy.|
|Wednesday Night...Northeast Winds Around 15 Knots. Bay Waters Slightly Choppy To Choppy.|
|Thursday...Northeast Winds 15 To 20 Knots. Bay Waters Choppy.|
|Thursday Night...Northeast Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Bay Waters Slightly Choppy. Winds And Waves Higher In And Near Thunderstorms.|
| Area Forecast Discussion|
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
1257pm CDT Sunday September 25 2022
(Tuesday through Sunday) Issued at 326am CDT Sunday September 25 2022
North/northeasterly winds are expected to continue in the wake of Monday's front as high pressure builds in while an upper level ridge amplifies over the Western CONUS. This will allow for cooler, drier, continental air to fill into our area, while should provide fall- like conditions throughout much of the upcoming week. Skies will be clear with highs largely in the mid 80s to lower 90s. Meanwhile, overnight lows will drop into the the 50s and 60s across most of SE Texas this upcoming week. Breezy conditions may develop across the region mid next week as the pressure gradient tightens from Tropical Cyclone Ian.
Speaking of which, Tropical Storm Ian is currently expected to reach hurricane strength by early this upcoming week as it continues WNW through the Carribean. By Tuesday, Ian should reach major hurricane strength as it passes Western Cuba. Afterwards, Ian will track N/NE towards the Florida Panhandle with its intensity weakening as it encounters strong wind shear. This may bring long period swells along our beaches, though putting that aside SE Texas will remain largely unaffected by Ian.
Issued at 326am CDT Sunday September 25 2022
Light seabreeze/landbreeze driven winds will prevail today with low seas. A weak cold front will arrive on Monday, bringing light to moderate N/NE winds as it pushes off the coast. Tropical Storm Ian will tighten the pressure gradient for the upcoming week, bringing increasing winds and swells to the SE Texas coastline. Caution and or advisory flags may be needed Monday night through Thursday for these elevated winds and seas. Aside from that, Ian is not expect to bring any other major impacts to the SE Texas coast.
NOAA Houston/Galveston TX Office: Watches - Warnings - Advisories