Weekly Brazos River Outlook

The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 8.84. Based on the 7-day extended forecast, no flooding along the Brazos River through Fort Bend County is anticipated.

This Week

We will start the week with elevated rain chances due through Wednesday to a slow-moving front working its way through the region. Once the front passes, our rain chances drop with a return of cool, sunny weather. The cold front will drop our high temperatures in the low to upper 60s and our low temperatures in the low to upper 40s. Toward the weekend, our temperatures will reach highs in the low the mid-70s and lows in the low to upper 50s. Based on the current 7-Day Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF), the Lower Brazos Watershed, including Fort Bend County, could see less than a ½ inch of rain over the next 7 days. The upper Brazos River Watershed could possibly receive 2 to 3 inches over the next 7 days.

Tropical Activity

The National Hurricane Center is currently tracking TS Zeta which has formed east of the Yucatan Peninsula. The current forecast has Zeta reaching Hurricane strength later today or early tomorrow morning as it approaches the Yucatan. It is anticipated to move into the Gulf of Mexico before taking a north, northeastern turn potentially making landfall between central Louisiana and the Florida panhandle. Zeta is not expected to impact southeast Texas.

Reservoir Status