The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 9.41. Based on the 7-day extended forecast, no flooding along the Brazos River is anticipated.
We will start the week with another round of warm temperatures, possible seasonal record highs, before our next cold front moves through the Region tonight. Overall we could see today’s high temperatures reaching 80° with highs falling to the mid-50s on Tuesday. Temperatures will gradually rise throughout the week with highs back in the low to mid 70s by the weekend. Another cold front is expected to move through the Region next Monday or Tuesday.
Ahead of tonight’s cold front, our rain chances increase to about 80 to 90% this evening running through tomorrow morning. After the passage of the cold front, our rain chances drop to below 20% through Saturday. Overall, the lower Brazos River watershed could see less than ¼ inch over the next 7 days with the majority of this rainfall occurring over the next 24 hours. Portions of Fort Bend County could see slightly more rain with as much as ¾ inch over the next 24 hours.
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