The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 25.36 and falling. The initial rise was due to the lower Brazos River Watershed receiving between 2 to 5 inches on December 30 and 31. We should see the Brazos River in Richmond fall out of Action Stage by the middle of this week. Based on the 7-day extended forecast, no flooding along the Brazos River through Fort Bend County is anticipated.
2021 has started with cooler with no rain since heavy rainfall fell to end 2020. We should continue to see sunny to mostly sunny skies this week giving the area additional time to dry before additional rain moves through ahead of the next cold front. High temperatures for the majority of the week will be in the mid to upper 60s before the cold front moves through bring highs to the upper 50s. Lows will be in the upper 30s to low 50s through the end of the week. Our highest chances for rain this week will be Wednesday and then again on Sunday as 2 cold fronts push through the region. Over the next 7 days, the lower Brazos River watershed, including Fort Bend County, could see less than 1.5 inches of rain.