A Strong Cold Front Moving Through Today with Increased Rain Chances Today and Thursday

The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 9.47. Based on the 7-day extended forecast, no flooding along the Brazos River is anticipated.

NWS WGRFC Brazos River at Richmond Forecast (12/16/2019)

This Week

After another warm weekend, we are awaiting our next cold front that should push through the Region over the next few hours. This cold front will drop our highs in the mid to upper 50s and our lows in the low to mid 30s. Wednesday morning will be the coldest with temperatures dropping near or below freezing, especially in areas north-northwest of Fort Bend County (north of I-10).

NWS Houston/Galveston Monday Cold Front Timing (12/16/2019)
NWS Houston/Galveston Low Temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday (12/16/2019)

Unlike last week’s cold front, our rain chances over the next 24 hours is around 50% with the possibility of less than 0.1 to 0.2 inches over the majority of the Lower Brazos River Watershed, including Fort Bend County.

PivotalWeather.com’s 24-Hour Precipitation Map Based on WPC’s Forecast (12/16/2019)

After today, we should see sunny skies through Thursday when a potentially fast moving disturbance pushes through the region bringing another round of showers Thursday night into Friday morning. Overall the NWS forecasts are showing the majority of the Lower Brazos River Watershed receiving 0.2 to 0.4 inches of rainfall over the next 7 days with Fort Bend County seeing 0.25 to 0.5 inches.

PivotalWeather.com’s 7-Day Precipitation Map Based on WPC’s Forecast (12/16/2019)

Did you know that more than 20% of all flood claims come from properties outside high-risk flood zones? These are areas not shown in an A or V Zone but instead shown within Shaded or Unshaded Zone X.

Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States, including the State of Texas. We never know when the next flood will occur so plan ahead and start your preparations now. For more information, please visit Ready.gov and FloodSmart.gov.


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