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.