Weekly Brazos River Outlook

The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 9.64. Based on the 7-day extended forecast, no flooding along the Brazos River through Fort Bend County is anticipated.

This Week

After a couple of dry weeks, the weekend brought some much-needed rain to portions of southeast Texas. Our wet pattern will continue for the majority of the week with the possibility of heavy rainfall occurring through Thursday. Our temperatures will drop slightly through the week with highs in the mid to upper 80s to low 90s and our low temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. The NWS 7-Day Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) shows portions of the lower Brazos River potentially receiving between 2 to 3 inches of rain over the next 7 days. Based on the forecast, Fort Bend County could see approximately 1 to 2 inches of rainfall over the next 7 days. Similar to the weekend’s showers and thunderstorms, there is the potential for some areas to receive higher rainfall amounts along with rainfall intensities between 2 to 3 inches per hour. Areas receiving these rainfall intensities could see some street flooding.

Reservoir Status