The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 13.53. Based on the 7-day extended forecast, no flooding along the Brazos River is anticipated.
Over the past 7 days, portions of our region and the Lower Brazos River Watershed received 1 to 3 inches of rainfall; however, the majority of Fort Bend County saw less than 1 inch. After the short period of heavy rain, dry conditions return for the final week of August. The beginning of the week will be in the mid to upper 90s with the end of the week falling to the low to mid 90s. Throughout the week, our rain chances remain below 30%. Overall the Lower Brazos River Watershed could see less than ½ inch of precipitation over the next 7 days.
Tropical Storm Dorian formed over the weekend and is currently located southwest of the Dominican Republic heading toward Puerto Rico. The National Weather Service is expecting Dorian to reach Hurricane status on Friday as it moves in a northwesterly direction toward Florida.
We will continue to monitor the forecasts for TS Dorian; however, based on the current forecasts, we do not anticipate any impacts to the western Gulf of Mexico.