Weekly Brazos River Outlook

The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 10.19. Based on the 7-day extended forecast, no flooding along the Brazos River is anticipated.

This Week

After a series of warm, muggy days, we will start the week dry, sunny, and on the cooler side with highs in the low 60s and lows in the upper 30s to mid-40s. Temperatures will gradually increase into the weekend with highs hitting the mid to upper 60s before a cool front works its way through the region toward the end of the week. Our rain chances increase on Wednesday with a 70% to 90% chance of rain. Our rain chances slowly decrease Thursday with the return of sunny to mostly sunny skies Thursday afternoon/evening through Saturday. Overall the NWS forecast shows much of the lower Brazos River watershed, including Fort Bend County, receiving 1 to 1.5 inches of rainfall over the next 7 days.

Reservoir Status

Weekly Brazos River Outlook

The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 9.87 and slowly rising. Based on the 7-day extended forecast, the Brazos River is forecasted to reach Gage elevation 10.3; however, no flooding along the Brazos River is anticipated.

Friday’s Storms

Northern portions of Texas did receive 3 to 6 inches of rainfall that caused minor river flooding. Locally, Fort Bend County and much of the lower Brazos River watershed received between 0.5 to 1.5 inches. We are experiencing a small rise in the Brazos River; however, our current levels remain lower than our historical averages for this time of the year. The good news is that this system did provide some much needed drought relief across east and central Texas; however, the Brazos River watershed reservoirs continue to be on average 1 to 5 feet below their normal conservation pool elevations.

This Week

After a cool weekend, much of our week will include warm, muggy weather. Today highs will hit in the upper 60s with the remainder of the week hitting the mid to upper 70s before our next cold front arrives the weekend. With the warm, muggy weather, our rain chances throughout the week will remain between 20 to 40%. Rain accumulation amounts should remain less than 1.0 inches over the next 7 days for the majority of Fort Bend County and most of the lower Brazos River watershed.

Reservoir Status

Weekly Brazos River Outlook

The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 9.38. Based on the 7-day extended forecast, no flooding along the Brazos River is anticipated.

This Week

Our warm, mild winter continues as we start the week with sunny to mostly sunny skies. We are expecting another cold front to push through the region late tonight. This will bring Tuesday’s high temperatures in the mid to upper 60s and lows in the upper 30s. After Tuesday/Wednesday morning, our temperatures will gradually work their way back to the mid to upper 70s as we approach the weekend until our next cold front. Ahead of our next cold front, the NWS is watching the potential for severe storms to develop across portions of southeast Texas, East Texas, Louisiana, and southern Arkansas. Based on the forecasts, the most severe weather is located north-northeast of Fort Bend County, but much of the watershed, including Fort Bend County, is within the 15% severe weather probability area. The current precipitation forecasts are showing between ½ to 1 inch of rainfall across the greater Houston area with Fort Bend County and portions of the lower Brazos River watershed receiving between ¼ and ¾ inches of rainfall. Please continue to follow your local forecast sources throughout the week for any updates in these forecasts.