The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 14.19 and rising slightly due to additional rainfall upstream. The Brazos River should peak below Action Stage around Gage Elevation 17.2. Based on the 7-day extended forecast, no flooding along the Brazos River through Fort Bend County is anticipated.
This week we have minor chances for showers and scattered thunderstorms; however, most of the week we should see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. Our high temperatures will be in the upper 80s to mid-90s with our low temperatures in the low to mid-70s. Based on the current 7-Day Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF), the Lower Brazos Watershed, including Fort Bend County, could see between ¼ and ¾ of an inch over the next 7 days.
We are currently in the peak of the Atlantic Hurricane Season and at this moment the National Hurricane Center several storms and disturbances. The most impactful to the Gulf Coast is Hurricane Sandy that will bring significant rainfall to our neighbors in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The current storms and disturbances should not impact Southeast Texas.