Project in Austin Parkway Area

Fort Bend County LID No. 2 is undergoing a major project on their South Levee from Ditch H to Knightsbridge Boulevard. The project is completely within right of way owned by Fort Bend County LID 2. Fort Bend County LID 14 has no jurisdiction over that levee. Any inquiries or issues regarding that project should be directed to the Fort Bend County LID 2 General Manager who can be contacted by email at www.fbclid2.com/contact.

Weekly Brazos River Outlook

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.

This Week

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.

Weekly Brazos River Outlook

The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 9.36 and slightly continuing to fall from rainfall Richmond received on Sunday. Based on the 7-day extended forecast, no flooding along the Brazos River through Fort Bend County is anticipated.

This Week

Sunday brought cooler weather with the Richmond area seeing between 1 to 3 inches since Sunday morning. The cooler weather will remain through the week with a mixture of sunny to partly cloudy skies. High temperatures for the majority of the week will be in the mid to upper 50s with lows in the low to upper 30s. We will see warmer temperatures into the weekend. Over the next 7 days, the lower Brazos River watershed, including Fort Bend County, could see less than ½ inch of rain.

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Weekly Brazos River Outlook

The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 9.47 and falling. Based on the 7-day extended forecast, no flooding along the Brazos River through Fort Bend County is anticipated.

This Week

This week will be warmer than the last few days with sunny to mostly sunny skies for most of the week. Our temperatures for the remainder of the week should consist of highs in the low/mid-70 with lows in the mid-40s to low 60s. Overall, the lower Brazos River Watershed, including Fort Bend County could see less than ½ inch of rainfall over the next 7 days.

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Weekly Brazos River Outlook

The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 10.79 and falling. The Brazos River peaked on Sunday morning after the lower portions of the watershed received between 3 to 6 inches over the weekend. Based on the 7-day extended forecast, no flooding along the Brazos River through Fort Bend County is anticipated.

This Week

After a wet weekend, this week should clear up with the return of sunny, but cooler conditions. A cold front has caused the NWS to place Fort Bend County and the surrounding area in a Freeze warning from midnight tonight through 8 AM Tuesday Morning.

After the initial cold weather today and tomorrow, our temperatures for the remainder of the week should consist of highs in the low/mid-50s to the mid-60s with lows in the upper 30s to low 40s. We do have another cold front moving through the region on Wednesday which is bringing higher rain chances Tuesday afternoon/evening into Wednesday afternoon. Overall, the lower Brazos River Watershed, including Fort Bend County could see between ½ to 1 inch of rainfall over the next 7 days.

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Weekly Brazos River Outlook

The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 8.94. Based on the 7-day extended forecast, no flooding along the Brazos River through Fort Bend County is anticipated.

This Week

This week will start with similar dry conditions; however, the NWS Forecast includes wet conditions the second half of the week with heavy rainfall possible Friday and Saturday. High temperatures over the next 5 days will be as high as the low 80s with low temperatures in the low 50s to low 60s. Over the next 7 days, the lower Brazos River Watershed, including Fort Bend County, could receive 1 to 3 inches.

Reservoir Status

Weekly Brazos River Outlook

The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 8.73. Based on the 7-day extended forecast, no flooding along the Brazos River through Fort Bend County is anticipated.

This Week

This week should continue to consist of sunny to partly cloudy skies with highs in the mid to upper 70s into the low 80s and lows in the upper 40s to mid-60s. Our rain chances remain low over the next 7 days with our highest chances for rain closer into the weekend. Based on the current 7-Day Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF), the Lower Brazos Watershed, including Fort Bend County, could see less than a ¼ inch of rain over the next 7 days.

Tropical Activity

The National Hurricane Center is tracking Hurricane Iota and Tropical Disturbance both located east of Central America. The National Hurricane Center does not expect either of these systems to impact the Texas Coast.

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Weekly Brazos River Outlook

The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 9.17. Based on the 7-day extended forecast, no flooding along the Brazos River through Fort Bend County is anticipated.

This Week

This week should continue to consist of sunny to mostly sunny skies with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s and lows in the low 50s to upper 60s. Our rain chances remain low over the next 7 days with our highest chances for rain closer to Sunday into next Monday. Based on the current 7-Day Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF), the Lower Brazos Watershed, including Fort Bend County, could see less than a ¼ inch of rain over the next 7 days.

Tropical Activity

The National Hurricane Center is currently tracking Hurricane Eta which is currently located northeast of Nicaragua. The system is anticipated to become a Major Hurricane (Cat 3+) as it approaches the Nicaragua/Honduras Coast. Eta has the potential to bring catastrophic wind and heavy rainfall creating life-threating conditions and catastrophic damage to portions of Central America. The system is anticipated to weaken to a Tropical Depression on Wednesday as it works its way across Central America before moving back over the south Caribbean Sea. It has the potential to reform over the Caribbean Sea, but it is not anticipated to impact the Texas coast.

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Weekly Brazos River Outlook

The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 8.84. Based on the 7-day extended forecast, no flooding along the Brazos River through Fort Bend County is anticipated.

This Week

We will start the week with elevated rain chances due through Wednesday to a slow-moving front working its way through the region. Once the front passes, our rain chances drop with a return of cool, sunny weather. The cold front will drop our high temperatures in the low to upper 60s and our low temperatures in the low to upper 40s. Toward the weekend, our temperatures will reach highs in the low the mid-70s and lows in the low to upper 50s. Based on the current 7-Day Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF), the Lower Brazos Watershed, including Fort Bend County, could see less than a ½ inch of rain over the next 7 days. The upper Brazos River Watershed could possibly receive 2 to 3 inches over the next 7 days.

Tropical Activity

The National Hurricane Center is currently tracking TS Zeta which has formed east of the Yucatan Peninsula. The current forecast has Zeta reaching Hurricane strength later today or early tomorrow morning as it approaches the Yucatan. It is anticipated to move into the Gulf of Mexico before taking a north, northeastern turn potentially making landfall between central Louisiana and the Florida panhandle. Zeta is not expected to impact southeast Texas.

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Weekly Brazos River Outlook

The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 11.99 and rising slightly. The Brazos River should peak below Action Stage around Gage Elevation 12.7. Based on the 7-day extended forecast, no flooding along the Brazos River through Fort Bend County is anticipated.

This Week

This week we have a minor chance for showers and scattered thunderstorms on Thursday, but generally this week should consist of sunny to mostly sunny/partly cloudy skies. Our high temperatures will be in the mid- to upper 80s with our low temperatures in the low 60s to low-70s. Based on the current 7-Day Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF), the Lower Brazos Watershed, including Fort Bend County, could see less than a ¼ inch of rain over the next 7 days.

Tropical Activity

The National Hurricane Center is currently tracking 2 storms (TS Gamma and TS Delta) that are in and near the Gulf of Mexico. TS Gamma is currently located north of the Yucatan Peninsula and is anticipated to dissipate off the Yucatan later this week with no impacts to the Texas coast. TS Delta is currently south of the Caribbean Islands moving in a northwest direction. We are continuing to watch TS Delta, but currently it is anticipated to eventually move in a northerly direction making landfall somewhere between Louisiana and the Florida panhandle.

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