A few inches of rain are possible starting Monday in areas hardest hit by the drought, according to the National Weather Service in Morristown.
That would be a reversal of a months-long trend as a drought persists in the Southeast. The Knoxville area hasn’t had more than one inch of rain in more than four months, or 142 days, the National Weather Service said. The last time Knoxville had more than one inch of rain was July 5.
The Weather Service said a slow-moving upper-level storm system will start affecting the region during the early to middle part of next week.
“Good chances for some beneficial rains will exist late Monday through Wednesday evening,” forecasters said. [Read more…]