2020 Starting Off as a Mild Winter, but Possible Severe Weather Coming to southeast Texas.

The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 9.30. Based on the 7-day extended forecast, no flooding along the Brazos River is anticipated.

NWS WGRFC Brazos River at Richmond (01/06/2020)

This Week

Our warm, mild winter continues as we start the week with sunny to mostly sunny skies. We are expecting another cold front to push through the region late tonight. This will bring Tuesday’s high temperatures in the mid to upper 60s and lows in the upper 30s. After Tuesday/Wednesday morning, our temperatures will gradually work their way back to the mid to upper 70s as we approach the weekend until our next cold front.

NWS WGRFC Weekly Planner (01/06/2020)

Ahead of our next cold front, the NWS is watching the potential for severe storms to develop across portions of southeast Texas, East Texas, Louisiana, and southern Arkansas. Based on the forecasts, the most severe weather is located north-northeast of Fort Bend County, but much of the watershed, including Fort Bend County, is within the 15% severe weather probability area.

NWS Houston/Galveston Friday Severe Storms (01/06/2020)

The current precipitation forecasts are showing between ½ to 1 inch of rainfall across the greater Houston area with Fort Bend County and portions of the lower Brazos River watershed receiving between ¼ and ¾ inches of rainfall.

PivotalWeather.com (NWS WPC Forecast) 7-Day Precipitation Map (01/06/2020)

Current forecasts continue to show the most severe weather staying to our northeast; however, please continue to follow your local forecast sources throughout the week for any updates in these forecasts.

2020 Flood Resolutions: 1) Know your Flood Risk 2) Purchase Flood insurance to protect our your home, business or school. We never know when the next flood will occur so plan ahead and start your preparations now. For more information, please visit NWS Flood Safety,  Ready.gov, and FloodSmart.gov.


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