Weekly Brazos River Outlook

The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 11.99 and rising slightly. The Brazos River should peak below Action Stage around Gage Elevation 12.7. Based on the 7-day extended forecast, no flooding along the Brazos River through Fort Bend County is anticipated.

This Week

This week we have a minor chance for showers and scattered thunderstorms on Thursday, but generally this week should consist of sunny to mostly sunny/partly cloudy skies. Our high temperatures will be in the mid- to upper 80s with our low temperatures in the low 60s to low-70s. Based on the current 7-Day Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF), the Lower Brazos Watershed, including Fort Bend County, could see less than a ¼ inch of rain over the next 7 days.

Tropical Activity

The National Hurricane Center is currently tracking 2 storms (TS Gamma and TS Delta) that are in and near the Gulf of Mexico. TS Gamma is currently located north of the Yucatan Peninsula and is anticipated to dissipate off the Yucatan later this week with no impacts to the Texas coast. TS Delta is currently south of the Caribbean Islands moving in a northwest direction. We are continuing to watch TS Delta, but currently it is anticipated to eventually move in a northerly direction making landfall somewhere between Louisiana and the Florida panhandle.

Reservoir Status