Brazos River – Potential Heavy Rain Event

As many of you are aware, the NWS has issued forecasts for a severe weather system to develop over much of the eastern half of Texas. Based on this morning’s forecast, the Brazos River Watershed, south of Waco, could receive 2 to 3 inches through Sunday. Like similar Spring storms, we have the potential for isolated areas receiving as much as 3 to 6 inches. At this moment, the heaviest rainfall appears to be located upstream of Hempstead. Overall, the forecasts are showing that this system should not produce major flooding, but we do have a slight risk of some localized highwater with a threat of tornado and hail activity.

Based on the information provided this morning, we could see a rise in the Brazos River; however, at this time, we do not anticipate flooding to occur. Currently, the Brazos River in Richmond is at Gage Elevation 12.88 feet with no forecast published. As the system develops and actual rainfall accumulates, we could see forecasts released along the Brazos River. We will continue to monitor the conditions and provide any updates as things develop.