The region continues to remain in a Flash Flood Watch until 7am Thursday morning, with portions of Wharton and Fort Bend Counties in a Flash Flood Watch through 9:45 am today.
Since early this morning, portions of Fort Bend and Wharton Counties have seen a significant amount of rainfall. Preliminary rainfall amounts as high as 9 to 10+ inches in parts of Wharton County has caused a rapid rise on the San Bernard River as well as several creeks and streams. Along the Brazos River watershed we have seen preliminary rainfall amounts between 1 to 4 inches with the heavier amounts downstream of I-10 through central Fort Bend County. The heaviest rainfall should move through the region by this afternoon, but the extended forecast is showing a 40% to 50% chance for rain through Friday morning.
Based on the rainfall received plus the additional rainfall forecasted over the next 24 hours, the WGRFC has updated their forecast for the Brazos River. Based on the 8:10 AM forecast, the Brazos River in Richmond could hit Gage Elevation 37.6 feet on Sunday, June 9. Currently, the Brazos River in Richmond is at Gage Elevation 34.58 feet.
We encourage everyone to stay informed through the National Weather Service and Fort Bend County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management.