Brazos River Forecasts
Over the past 24 to 48 hours much of the Brazos River Watershed from Waco to Hempstead has received widespread rainfall between 2 to 4 inches. Downstream of Hempstead, the observed totals between 1 to 2 inches. Based on the rain received, the WGRFC has updated their forecast for the Brazos River through Richmond. As of 8:48 AM this morning, the WGRFC has forecasted that the Brazos River could hit Gage Elevation 47.9 on Thursday morning. Please note that the current forecast does not necessary represent the peak in Richmond. Over the weekend we should gain a better understanding on water moving from the upper portions of the Watershed will make its way through Fort Bend County. We will continue to monitor the forecasts and provide another update tomorrow.
Long term (Next 7 Days)
In addition to rising levels along the Brazos River we are also watching the potential for additional rainfall over the next 7 days. Based on the current long range forecast, we should get a break from the rain with sunny to partly cloudy skies through Monday. Starting late Monday or Tuesday we could see the rain return taking us through next weekend. The heaviest rainfall is currently shown to our east; however, we could see much of the Brazos River watershed receive another 2 to 4 inches over the next 7 days. With soil moisture continuing to remain high and the current rising trend on the River, we will remain focused on the conditions and monitor for any changes.