The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 9.17. Based on the 7-day extended forecast, no flooding along the Brazos River through Fort Bend County is anticipated.
This week should continue to consist of sunny to mostly sunny skies with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s and lows in the low 50s to upper 60s. Our rain chances remain low over the next 7 days with our highest chances for rain closer to Sunday into next Monday. 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.
The National Hurricane Center is currently tracking Hurricane Eta which is currently located northeast of Nicaragua. The system is anticipated to become a Major Hurricane (Cat 3+) as it approaches the Nicaragua/Honduras Coast. Eta has the potential to bring catastrophic wind and heavy rainfall creating life-threating conditions and catastrophic damage to portions of Central America. The system is anticipated to weaken to a Tropical Depression on Wednesday as it works its way across Central America before moving back over the south Caribbean Sea. It has the potential to reform over the Caribbean Sea, but it is not anticipated to impact the Texas coast.