The 10.83 inches of rain Brownwood recorded last month made it the second wettest June since 1888, when records were started being kept here.

And for some areas of the county, even nearly 11 inches is understated.

According to National Weather Service records, the wettest June on record was in 1959 when 12.90 inches fell. Until this year, the second was 9.63 in 1961 — but it’s now in third place.

The wettest month ever in Brownwood was April 1990, when 14.66 inches was measured — most of that within one day — and substantial flooding prompted a national emergency declaration.

The immediate Brownwood area escaped showers on Sunday, and sunshine helped dry up areas that have been saturated by tropical-style showers. Meanwhile, creeks and streams that ran bank-full Thursday and Friday were mostly back to normal, although the Pecan Bayou was still running full as Lake Brownwood continued to pour water across its spillway downstream.

Late Sunday afternoon, the lake level stood at 2.2 feet above spillway, down from the 3.8 feet it reached Thursday night and early Friday morning before cresting and starting to recede.

Officials of the Brown County Water Improvement District No. 1 were still keeping boats off the lake Sunday because of the elevated conditions.

The weather service has posted a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms for today in the Brownwood area, but that percentage will increase to the 40 and 50 percent range Tuesday, and a similar chance will continue through Thursday.