Weekly Brazos River Outlook – Jan 23, 2023

Currently, the Brazos River in Richmond remains low at Gage Elevation 8.39 feet. The NWS forecast includes a front that will pass through the Region this week, bringing cooler temperatures and mostly cloudy skies. The Region could experience widespread showers and severe storms on Tuesday, January 24 ahead of the passing front. The most severe weather could be located along the coast, but widespread rainfall amounts between 1 to 3 inches are likely with isolated totals between 4 to 6 inches. Street flooding in some areas could be a concern with rainfall rates approaching 1 to 3 inches per hour.  The 7-Day Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) is showing the lower Brazos River Watershed receiving between 1 to 4 inches inch over the next 7 days. Please note the majority of this rainfall will be on Tuesday with additional rain chances over the weekend. The Region could see rapid rises in some of our local creeks and streams, but based on the current forecast, no flooding due to the Brazos River through Fort Bend County is anticipated.

Please note, forecasts and conditions can change. Everyone is encouraged to stay weather aware by following their 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.