Currently, the Brazos River in Richmond remains low at Gage Elevation 9.86 feet. The NWS is predicting a wetter week with increased rain chances throughout the week. Based on the current forecasts, the NWS gives Fort Bend County a Marginal to Slight Risk for severe weather on Tuesday (April 12) into Wednesday (April 13). The forecast shows the most severe weather could remain to our north with the main severe weather threat being thunderstorms with the possibility of strong winds. Isolated areas could see heavy downpours, but flooding is not anticipated from the current forecast. The 7-Day Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) is showing the lower Brazos River Watershed receiving ½ inch or less of rain over the next 7 days. Based on the current forecast, no flooding due to the Brazos River through Fort Bend County is anticipated.
We encourage everyone to stay weather aware by visiting your favorite local weather source, including the National Weather Service and the West Gulf River Forecast Center. If you have not ready done so, please remember to sign up for Emergency Updates from Fort Bend County.
See the attached Flood Risk Report.