The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 9.26. Based on the 7-day extended forecast, no flooding along the Brazos River through Fort Bend County is anticipated.
We will start the week with slightly elevated rain chances (25% to 50%) with the highest chance for rain on Tuesday. The remainder of the week should include Sunny to Partly Cloudy Skies with highs in the mid to upper 90s and lows in the mid to upper 70s. Based on the NWS 7-Day Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF), the lower Brazos River Watershed, including Fort Bend County, should see less than ½ of rainfall with portions of the upper watershed potentially receiving up to 1.5 inches over the next 7 days.
Historically this week starts an increasing trend of Atlantic Tropical activity with the Peak occurring in August / September. Remember regardless of how active or inactivity the Atlantic can be, it only takes one storm hitting the Texas Coast to make it an Active Season. Start your preparations now. For more information, please visit NWS Flood Safety, Ready.gov, and FloodSmart.gov.