The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 9.71 feet. Based on the 7-day extended forecast, no flooding along the Brazos River is anticipated.
We will start the week with highs in the upper to mid-70s before our next cold front arrives bringing highs in the 50s to low 60s and lows in the upper 30s to low 40s. Our rain chances will remain around 20% for most of the week, except for Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday when our rain chances increase to 70% to 80%.
The Weather Prediction Center forecast shows the lower Brazos River Watershed, including Fort Bend County receiving 0.5 to 1.0 inches of rainfall over the next 5 to 7 days.
Even if you live in an area that is not flood-prone or protected by a levee, it’s advisable to have flood insurance. Anyone can be financially vulnerable to floods. People outside of high-risk areas file more than 25 percent of NFIP claims and receive one-third of disaster assistance for flooding. 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.