Weekly Brazos River Outlook

The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 10.26. Based on the 7-day extended forecast, no flooding along the Brazos River is anticipated.

This Week

This week should consist of the mixture of mostly sunny to cloudy weather. Tuesday’s temperatures will be highs in the mid-60s before our next cold front moves through Tuesday evening. That will bring our highs in the mid to upper 50s before warming up the weekend. Overall we are expecting to receive some showers on Tuesday and again toward the end of the week. Overall the lower Brazos River Watershed, including Fort Bend County, could see less than 1 inch of rain over the next 5 to 7 days.

Reservoir Status

Tax Updates

Dear LID 14 Resident:

In 2019, the LID 14 Board of Directors took several measures to simplify the taxpaying process and save LID residents, like you, taxes. For example, the LID 14 Board of Directors voted to use the Fort Bend County Tax Assessor-Collector to collect LID taxes, saving LID residents money and consolidating your tax bill. As a result, your LID 14 taxes were included on your tax bill from Fort Bend County for 2019. You will not receive a separate bill from LID 14, since all your taxes were consolidated on your bill from the County. To obtain a copy of your bill, please contact the Fort Bend County Tax Assessor-Collector at 281-342-3411.

Additionally, the LID 14 Board of Directors cut taxes. The Board set a new tax rate for the tax year 2019 of $0.15 on each $100 of assessed valuation of taxable property within the district, down from $0.2095 for the previous tax year. As a result, you will experience a decrease of over 30% from last year in taxes payable to the LID. You will notice these savings on your 2019 tax bill from the Fort Bend County Tax Assessor-Collector.

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

2019 Tax Bill Questions

In 2019, the Fort Bend County LID 14 Board of Directors voted to use the Fort Bend County Tax Assessor-Collector to collect LID taxes, in an effort to save LID residents money and streamline the taxpaying process. Accordingly, your 2019 LID 14 taxes were included on your tax bill from Fort Bend County. You will not receive a separate tax bill from the LID for your LID taxes.

The Fort Bend County Tax Assessor-Collector may be contacted at 281-341-3710.

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.

Weekly Brazos River Outlook

The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 9.41. Based on the 7-day extended forecast, no flooding along the Brazos River is anticipated.

This Week

We will continue our trend of sunny, warm weather with highs in the upper 60s to low 70s and lows in the low 40s to low 50s. Starting Wednesday into Thursday, we should see increased cloudy weather. Our rain chances for the majority of the week remain below 10% with increased chances for rain starting on Friday. The forecasts are a little mixed on the exact rainfall potential, but the current NWS forecasts shows much of the lower Brazos River Watershed, including Fort Bend County, receiving less than 0.25 inches of rain over the next 7 days.

Weekly Brazos River Outlook

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

This Week

After another warm weekend, we are awaiting our next cold front that should push through the Region over the next few hours. This cold front will drop our highs in the mid to upper 50s and our lows in the low to mid 30s. Wednesday morning will be the coldest with temperatures dropping near or below freezing, especially in areas north-northwest of Fort Bend County (north of I-10). Unlike last week’s cold front, our rain chances over the next 24 hours is around 50% with the possibility of less than 0.1 to 0.2 inches over the majority of the Lower Brazos River Watershed, including Fort Bend County. After today, we should see sunny skies through Thursday when a potentially fast moving disturbance pushes through the region bringing another round of showers Thursday night into Friday morning. Overall the NWS forecasts are showing the majority of the Lower Brazos River Watershed receiving 0.2 to 0.4 inches of rainfall over the next 7 days with Fort Bend County seeing 0.25 to 0.5 inches.

Weekly Brazos River Outlook

The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 9.43. Based on the 7-day extended forecast, no flooding along the Brazos River is anticipated.

This Week

We will start the week with another round of warm temperatures, possible seasonal record highs, before our next cold front moves through the Region tonight. Overall we could see today’s high temperatures reaching 80° with highs falling to the mid-50s on Tuesday. Temperatures will gradually rise throughout the week with highs back in the low to mid 70s by the weekend. Another cold front is expected to move through the Region next Monday or Tuesday.

Ahead of tonight’s cold front, our rain chances increase to about 80 to 90% this evening running through tomorrow morning. After the passage of the cold front, our rain chances drop to below 20% through Saturday. Overall, the lower Brazos River watershed could see less than ¼ inch over the next 7 days with the majority of this rainfall occurring over the next 24 hours. Portions of Fort Bend County could see slightly more rain with as much as ¾ inch over the next 24 hours.

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.