Weekly Brazos River Outlook – Sep. 25, 2023

Currently, the Brazos River in Richmond remains low at Gage Elevation 8.45 feet. Today, a weak front will slowly push its way through the Region bringing some cooler temperatures for the week. High temperatures will be in the low 90s with low temperatures in the low to mid-70s. The front could bring widespread showers and thunderstorms to the Region today and possibly Tuesday, but our rain chances remain low for remainder of the week. The 7-Day Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) is showing the lower Brazos River Watershed receiving less than 1 inch 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.


The National Hurricane Center is watching a disturbance that is currently located in southeast portion of the Gulf of Mexico. The NHC is giving this area a 10% chance of developing over the next 7 days. At this moment wind shear is expected to increase over the Gulf of Mexico which would limit the development of this system. Based on the forecasts, it appears this disturbance is unlikely to impact the Texas coast; however, forecasts should continue to be monitored for any changes.

See the attached Flood Risk Report.