The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 45.82 feet (Minor Flood Stage) and falling. The WGRFC is forecasting that the Brazos River will drop out of Minor Flood Stage tomorrow morning.
After a long week of extremely wet weather, we will have another short break with sunny skies again today. Rain chances return to the region tomorrow and could last through the weekend.
Unlike last week, the overall estimated rainfall totals are significantly lower. The upper portions of the Brazos River watershed could see between 2 to 3 inches with the lower portions of the Brazos River, including Fort Bend County, potentially receiving less than 1.5 inches over the next 7 days. Overall based on the forecasts, we anticipate the Brazos River continuing to recede through the weekend.
Last Week Recap
The NWS has estimated that our 5 day precipitation totals from last weeks storms ranged from 1 to 2 inches in the northern portion of our region with an average total between 5 to 8 inches across the region. Central Fort Bend County was one of the hardest hit areas with rainfall totals between 14 to 15 inches. The majority of that rainfall occurred on Tuesday. Based on the Harris County Flood Warning gauges rainfall rates last week peaked as high as 4.6 inches per hour in Sugar Land.