January 21 Weekly Flood Risk

The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 28.98 feet (Action Stage) and is anticipated to stay above Gage Elevation 21 through Saturday, January 26.

WGRFC 6:36 PM Brazos River Forecast at Richmond (01/21/19)

Over the next 7 to 10 days, we could see a mixture of sunny to partly cloudy skies. Our greatest chance for rain is currently Tuesday and into Wednesday with a 75% or greater chance for rain. The current forecast has the remainder of the week with less than 40% chance for rain. Fort Bend County and the lower portions of the Brazos River Watershed (downstream of Waco) could see between 0.1 and 0.75 inches of rainfall over the next 7 days.

Intellicast (WeatherUnderground) 10 Day Forecast (01/21/19)
NWS Tuesday Night Rain Chances (01/21/2019 5:10 AM)
PivotalWeather.com Rainfall 7-Day Precipitation Forecast (01/21/19 6:00 PM)

Based on the current rain forecasts, we should continue to see the Brazos River in Richmond fall.

Today marks the first time since December 28th that the Richmond Gage has dropped below Gage Elevation 30 and the 46th straight day in Action Stage. In fact, since October 17th, the Richmond Gage has stayed in Action Stage except for 3 days in December (4th, 5th, and 6th) which reflects how wet the end of 2018 ended up.

2018 Climate Summary for Houston by the NWS
2018 Climate Summary for College Station by the NWS

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