Belmont Shore Trail Project Update

The Belmont Shore Trail project is nearing completion. Installation of landscaping and irrigation will be completed this month so we can ring in the New Year with this completed project.

Weekly Brazos River Outlook

The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 9.55. Based on the 7-day extended forecast, no flooding along the Brazos River is anticipated.

This Week

This week much of the Region should experience sunny to mostly sunny weather. Besides today, temperatures throughout the week we should experience highs in the low to mid 70s and lows from the upper 40s to low 60s with another cold front moving through the region on Friday. Based on the forecasts, our rain chances for the majority of the week should remain low with our highest chance for rain (20% to 30%) on Thursday. Overall, the lower Brazos River watershed, including Fort Bend County, could see less than ¼ inch of rain over the next 7 days.

Winter Outlook

The Climate Prediction Center has released their winter temperature and precipitation outlook for December through February. Based on their modeling, the southern United States, including Texas, could see warmer than normal temperatures and drier than normal conditions through the climatological winter. Please note that this forecast only includes the probabilities of experiencing these conditions over the entire 3 month period. Even during warmer and/or drier than normal winters, it is possible for the region to experience periods of colder and wetter weather.

2019 Hurricane Season

The Atlantic Hurricane Season officially ended on Saturday, November 30. In summary, the season included 18 named Storms, 6 Hurricanes, and 3 Major Hurricanes (Cat. 3 and Higher). The most impactful to the State of Texas was Tropical Strom Imelda, which was the 7th wettest tropical cyclone for the United States.

Even though Hurricane Season has ended, please remember that severe weather and flooding does not just occur June through November (ex. May 7, 2019, Tax Day 2016, Memorial Day 2015 and 2016). We encourage everyone to remain prepared, stay informed, and purchase flood insurance. For more information, please visit Ready.gov and FloodSmart.gov.

Weekly Brazos River Outlook

The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 9.75. Based on the 7-day extended forecast, no flooding along the Brazos River is anticipated.

This Week

This week will be a another mix of warm and cool weather. High temperatures to start the week will hit in the upper 70’s to possibly the low 80’s until our next cold front arrives on Tuesday/Wednesday. This will bring highs down to the upper 60’s for Wednesday with a return of highs in the upper 70’s to possibly the low 80’s for Thanksgiving into the Weekend. The NWS anticipates another cold front pushing through the region over the weekend. Based on the forecasts, our rain changes for the majority of the week could remain between 20 to 50%, with our highest chance for rain on Tuesday. The forecasts vary slightly, but the majority of the lower Brazos River watershed could see less than ½ inch of rain over the next 7 days with Fort Bend County seeing less than ¼ inch.

Weekly Brazos River Outlook

The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 9.73 and forecasted to rise to 10.4. Based on the 7-day extended forecast, no flooding along the Brazos River is anticipated.

This Week

After a cold week, this week will start with warmer temperatures and lower rain chances. Through Wednesday we should see highs in the low to upper-70s with sunny to partly cloudy skies with low chances for rain. The exact timing varies, but the NWS is anticipating our next cold front to move through the region sometime between Friday and Saturday morning. Ahead of the front, our rain chances increase to 20 to 50% starting late Wednesday evening through Saturday morning. Overall the majority of the lower Brazos River watershed, including Fort Bend County, could see less than ½ inch of rainfall over the next 7 days.

Weekly Brazos River Outlook

The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 10.35 and continuing to fall. Based on the 7-day extended forecast, no flooding along the Brazos River is anticipated.

This Week

Based on the forecast, today, Monday, will be our highest chance for rain as a Artic Cold Front moves through the Region. Monday’s high temperatures will reach the upper 70s before the cold front moves through dropping the temperatures into the low 30s by tonight into Tuesday morning. Temperatures will remain in the low 30s to mid-50s through Thursday before warming up back into the 60s into the weekend. Over the next 7 days, the NWS has forecasted much of the lower Brazos River Watershed receiving less than ½ inch of rain. The majority of this precipitation could occur over the next 12 to 18 hours with another potential round of showers on Thursday.

Weekly Brazos River Outlook

The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 10.42 and continuing to fall from the slight rise that occurred last week. Based on the 7-day extended forecast, no flooding along the Brazos River is anticipated.

This Week

We can expect relativity dry and warm conditions over the next 3 to 4 days as we wait for our next cold front to arrive toward the end of the week. As it approaches, our chance for rain increases with our highest chance occurring on Thursday. Overall much of the State of Texas is anticipated to get some rainfall over the next 7 days. Based on the forecasts, the lower Brazos River Watershed could see around a quarter of an inch with Fort Bend County potentially receiving as much as 0.5 to 0.75 inches. The majority of this rainfall could occur Thursday evening into early Friday morning.