Weekly Brazos River Flood Risk Outlook and First Named Storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season

The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 34.29  feet (Action Stage) and rising. The WGRFC is forecasting that the Brazos River will hit Gage Elevation 37.5 on Saturday.

WGRFC 8:02 PM Brazos River at Richmond (05/21/2019)

Weekly Outlook

Based on the forecasts, we should continue to get an extended break from the rain with sunny to partly cloudy skies for the majority of the week with increased rain chances on Tuesday.

NWS Houston/Galveston 4 Day Forecast (05/21/2019)

The estimated rainfall for the majority of the Brazos River Watershed is less than 1 inch with Fort Bend County receiving less than 0.1 inches over the next 7 days.

PivotalWeather.com Rainfall 7-Day Precipitation Forecast (05/27/2019 7:00 PM) 

Atlantic Hurricane Status

The official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season is June 1st; however, Subtropical Storm Andrea has formed in the Atlantic.  Subtropical Storm Andrea is located east of the United States and is moving toward the north to northeast and will not impact the Texas Coast.

National Hurricane Center 5 Day Graphical Outlook (05/20/2019)
Subtropical Storm Andrea Forecast (05/20/2019)

Flood Awareness Week

May 20 through May 24 is Flood Awareness Week in the State of Texas. Texas Flood Awareness Week (TxFAW) brings awareness to the citizens of Texas of the dangers that flooding can present. Flash flooding is the number one weather-related killer in Texas with more than 50% of all flash flood fatalities nationwide involving vehicles. 

FEMA Fast Flood Facts

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