The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 13.3 feet. Based on the 7-day extended forecast, no flooding along the Brazos River through Fort Bend County is anticipated.
Another warm start of the week before our next cold front pushes through the region on Wednesday. To start the week, temperatures will be highs in the upper 70s to low 80s with lows in the mid to upper 60s. Once the cold front pushes through the region, our high temperatures will drop to the upper 60s to low 70s with low temperatures dropping into the mid to upper 40s before temperatures gradually begin to rise into the weekend. Ahead of the cold front, the NWS is forecasting a round of severe weather mainly to our north, northwest over central Texas.
The most severe and heaviest rainfall should remain upstream of Fort Bend County with the upper portions of the Brazos River (Bryan/College Station to Waco) potentially seeing between 2 to 3 inches through Thursday morning. The lower portions of the watershed, including Fort Bend County, should see less an inch through Thursday morning.
We are watching how this widespread rainfall will impact the watershed, but based on the forecasts no flooding along the Brazos River is anticipated.
Every property is in a flood zone and any property can flood. Even if your home is in a low- or moderate-risk area for flooding, FEMA says it’s five times more likely to flood than to experience a fire in a 30-year period. In fact, more than 20 percent of flood insurance claims are from properties that are not in high-risk flood zones, according to FEMA. 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.