The “chance of rain” prediction for Friday made believers out of plenty of Brown County football fans. The 1.4 inches of rain that was reported for Brownwood to the National Weather Service in San Angelo, came in a heavy downpour just about “kickoff” time Friday.

By 6 p.m. Saturday, though, NWS meteorologist Julie States was saying the chances for more rain through the weekend and the Labor Day holiday Monday were diminishing.

“There may be some rain tonight (Saturday), in fact we’re still showing a 30 percent chance,” States said. “But by Sunday morning, it’s definitely clearing.”

And there’s another “slight chance” late today and a “very slight chance” for more showers Monday afternoon, States said.

“When I say ‘very slight’ that’s between 15 and 20 percent at the most.”

After Monday, there’s not any rain in the forecast, she added.

“Nothing’s showing right now to indicate more rain after Monday, though of course that could change,” States said.

“Most people have said they needed the rain, but most, I think, really didn’t want their football games to get rained out.”

Five high school football games were scheduled to be played in Brown County Friday. Two — Blanket-Eden and Bangs-Llano — were canceled altogether. Brooksmith-Victory Life; Zephyr-Lometa; and Early-Wall were all postponed until today. Results of those games are posted on the scoreboard on top of the page. Game stories are on 1B of this edition.