Weather Update – 5/11/19 at 9:00 AM

We continue to remain in a Flash Flood Watch, but conditions continue to improve. Based on the current forecast, showers and thunderstorms could develop after this morning and continue into this afternoon. Peak rainfall volumes across the region are showing between 1 to 3 inches with most our region, including Fort Bend County, seeing closer to 0.5 to 1 inches through Sunday morning.

Overnight the Brazos River through Richmond continued to recede slightly faster than the forecasts falling out of Moderate Flood Stage around 6 PM last night. We continue to see gages upstream of Richmond rise with rainfall that occurred in the upper portions of the watershed; however, we should continue to see the Brazos River through Richmond fall. Based on the current forecast we should fall below Moderate Flood Stage on Tuesday morning and hit near Gage Elevation 40 by Thursday.